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Originally posted 05/06/2013 02:00PM
Keep calm ... and shut the hell up.
Helen Mirren, in full Queen Elizabeth II regalia, wasn't amused on Saturday when she stormed out of the Gielgud Theater in London's West End, where she currently is playing the lead role as Her Majesty in the play The Audience.
No, it wasn't simply a cell phone going off in the theater that got the Oscar winner's goat – it was an entire troupe of dancing drummers beating their instruments outside while she was performing on stage, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Originally posted 03/15/2013 12:45PM
It's London calling for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's clan.
The proud papa (without his customary cowboy hat!) and Hill, both 45, and their growing girls, Maggie, 14, Audrey, 11, and Gracie, 15, set out Thursday for a chilly British stroll, taking in the sights and barely recognizable as they bundled up in chic winter coats, gloves and jackets.
McGraw, 45, who is newly fit and in high gear after cutting out drinking for his health, is set to perform Saturday at the C2C: Country to Country music festival, a two-day concert at London's O2 Arena. The event, said to be the UK's first-ever country music festival, will also feature Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town, among other U.S. acts.
Originally posted 03/14/2013 11:35AM
London's tube got a dash of Ginger Spice on Wednesday.
Much to the surprise of fans – and other riders – Geri Halliwell attempted to blend in with fellow travelers as she took public transportation in London ... and then breathlessly documented the experience on Twitter.
"Not so bad!!" she Tweeted, sharing a photo of herself posing with a newspaper underneath a sign displaying train times.
Next, Halliwell, 40, shared a photo of her posing by the subway station to show she survived the ride.
Originally posted 03/04/2013 11:00AM
It was a birthday for the record books.
Justin Bieber – who turned 19 on Friday – shared some strong feelings on Instagram and Twitter about what the singer has dubbed his "worst birthday."
Bieber, who was in London at the time, shared his frustrations over accusations that Will Smith's 14-year-old son joined him in a nightclub on Instagram on Sunday.
Originally posted 02/21/2013 03:15PM
There's never a dull moment for One Direction!
It was a big night for the boy band on Wednesday, when the heartthrobs attended the BRIT Awards.
After performing their new single "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" to benefit Comic Relief – a new version of Blondie's hit song – Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Liam Payne made history when they were awarded with the BRIT Awards' first ever global success prize.
Originally posted 01/01/2013 02:15PM
From the judges' table to the altar!
Len Goodman of Dancing with the Stars tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Sue Barrett on Sunday in London.
The couple exchanged vows during a surprise ceremony in front of 30 family members and friends.
Goodman, 68, and Barrett, 47, have been together for more than 10 years.
Originally posted 11/27/2012 05:00PM
Is that the Duchess of Cambridge?
When Kate attended the opening of the Treasures at the Natural History Museum in London on Tuesday, the young royal was exhibiting something herself – a new look!
Sporting a pleated, long sleeved Mulberry dress – which the style savvy royal, 30, wore almost exactly a year ago during a media event hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace – Kate's laid-back look seemed to be paying homage to the 70s.
Originally posted 09/09/2012 12:15PM
Tom Cruise took a break from filming to experience acting from a different angle: as an audience member.
Cruise took his seat at London's famed Globe Theatre for a performance of William Shakespeare's classic, Richard III – and like his fellow theatergoers, that seat was atop a cushion on a wooden bench.
After dining at China Tang at The Dorchester restaurant, Cruise, 50, in the U.K. shooting All You Need Is Kill (and supporting his 17-year-old son Connor at deejay gigs), arrived about 10 minutes before show time looking casual in a tight white T-shirt and jeans.
Originally posted 08/24/2012 11:25AM
He's one proud dad!
Tom Cruise hit up London nightclub Chinawhite on Thursday, and, no, he wasn't there to go dancing. The actor was on hand to support his 17-year-old son Connor, who was deejaying at the hotspot. And he brought his nieces and nephews along, too.
"Tom walked in and went straight over to Connor and hugged him," says an onlooker. "Then he sat down with a glass of water in the corner and just proudly watched his son for the rest of the night."
Originally posted 08/14/2012 06:00AM
After besting Spain in the gold medal game Sunday, some of Team U.S.A.'s Olympic basketball stars celebrated at TAO/Marquee's Club Bud in London.
Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony made the bash a family affair, bringing wives Vanessa and La La, who both happened to be wearing leopard-print dresses.
"Kobe rarely left his wife's side," a source tells PEOPLE. "They were very affectionate as he had one arm draped across her as she danced against him."
As the night wore on, Alicia Keys's husband Swizz Beatz, who was DJing, invited the basketball stars on stage and blasted Queen's "We Will Rock You" – before spraying the crowd with champagne.
Rapper Nas was also on hand for the celebration, and closed out the evening with a surprise performance that had the nearly 2,000 partygoers singing until well past 3 a.m.
– Melody Chiu
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