Prince William and Kate Middleton released three new official photos of their son, Prince George, on Saturday. The 16-month-old posed for the Christmas pictures in a courtyard at London’s Kensington Palace in November.
They are the first official pictures of George since his first birthday in July. People magazine reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared photos as gratitude that “their request for Prince George to grow up without intrusion from photography has been, and continues to be, honored.”
According to an aide, the pictures were taken by one of the couple’s staff members, who happens to be a former professional photographer.
William and Kate, who are expecting their second baby in April, wrapped up a whirlwind three-day visit to the United States on Tuesday.
Speaker criticized over rape remarks
Columnist George Will’s commencement speech at Michigan State University was greeted Saturday with protests over comments he had previously made about sexual assault reporting at colleges.
The Lansing State Journal reported that Will didn’t mention the protests during his speech to undergraduates. More than a dozen students stood as he spoke and turned their backs to him. Several others in the audience did the same or held up newspapers. About 200 demonstrators gathered outside.
In a June column, Will questioned statistics cited by President Barack Obama’s administration and suggested federal authorities were making “victimhood a coveted status.” Will has said he was criticizing loss of due process for those accused of the serious crime.
Rogen thanks Sony for ‘The Interview’
Seth Rogen kicked off the premiere of his comedy “The Interview” last week by thanking Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal for having the courage “to make this movie.” Rogen addressed the audience before the packed screening in downtown Los Angeles.
The film about an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken center stage in the wake of the cyberattack on Sony. Some have speculated that North Korea was behind the attack in retaliation for the upcoming movie.
Sony prohibited interviews at the premiere and postponed a press junket for “Wedding Ringer” that was scheduled for Saturday. The comedy stars Kevin Hart, who fired back Thursday on Instagram after being called a “whore” in a leaked Sony email.
Pascal apologized Thursday for other leaked emails containing racially offensive jokes about President Barack Obama.
The birthday bunch
Jazz musician Clark Terry is 94. Singer-actress Abbe Lane is 83. Actress Patty Duke is 68. Actress Dee Wallace is 66. Rock musician Cliff Williams (AC/DC) is 65. Actor Archie Kao is 45. Actress Vanessa Hudgens is 26.
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