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December 16, 1997

LONDON (AP) _ Prince William and Prince Harry watched Camilla Parker Bowles participate in a fox hunt this week, marking what is believed to be the first time the boys have crossed paths publicly with their father’s longtime mistress.

Prince Charles was nowhere to be seen Monday as Harry, 13, and William, 15, watched Mrs. Parker Bowles participate in the Beaufort Hunt.

The young sons of the late Princess Diana followed the hunt in separate all-terrain vehicles as Mrs. Parker Bowles and Princess Michael of Kent rode just a few miles from Charles’ country mansion.

Diana, who was killed in a car crash last August, had blamed Mrs. Parker Bowles for the breakup of her marriage to Charles.


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NEW YORK (AP) _ Comedy Central wasn’t laughing at Craig Kilborn’s comments about a co-worker.

The network on Monday suspended the host of ``The Daily Show″ for a week without pay for ``inappropriate″ remarks in an Esquire interview about show co-creator Lizz Winstead.

Kilborn and Winstead have reportedly long fought over the show’s direction. He was quoted in the magazine’s January issue as saying ``there are a lot of bitches on the staff and hey, they’re emotional people.″

He said Winstead ``does find me very attractive″ and suggested she would have sex with him if he wanted.

Kilborn apologized for his ``regrettable″ remarks.

``Though my comments were said in jest and not intended for publication, I realize I have made a terrible mistake for which I am truly sorry,″ he said.


WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Do call before dropping in on Martha Stewart.

A crew from radio station WHTZ-FM in Secaucus, N.J., talked their way past Stewart’s maid Friday, went on the air and found themselves under arrest on trespassing charges.

The maid thought they were a production crew that was expected. Stewart wasn’t home, but when the maid realized her mistake she called Stewart, who told her to call police.

The three, Greg Tyndorf, Scott Boudin and John J. Cunningham, were fined $77 each.

Boudin is the producer of the station’s Z Morning Zoo show. Tyndorf plays Greg T the Frat Boy on the show and Cunningham, the host of a cable access show called Driveways of the Rich and Famous, was a guest.

``This is not something that was initiated by Martha,″ said Stewart spokeswoman Susan Magrino. ``This is something that they initiated themselves by going to her house uninvited.″

The station wasn’t amused that Stewart wasn’t amused.

``She completely overreacted,″ said show host Elliot, who doesn’t use a last name. ``She ought to be happy that people are talking about her.″


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Julianne Moore has given birth to her first baby, a boy.

The actress, who played Amber Waves in ``Boogie Nights,″ had the 7-pound baby on Dec. 4, publicist Stephen Huvane said Monday. The father is Moore’s boyfriend, writer and director Bart Freundlich.

Mother and son were doing fine at home, Huvane said. The newborn’s name wasn’t immediately released.


ORANGE, Calif. (AP) _ The Rev. Robert H. Schuller has been released from a hospital after being treated for a mild heart attack.

The 71-year-old televangelist left the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center on Monday, the hospital said Tuesday.

Schuller plans to return to the pulpit for his Christmas Eve candlelight service. His ``Hour of Power″ at the Crystal Cathedral in neighboring Garden Grove reaches 20 million television viewers worldwide.

Schuller drove himself to the hospital Friday after feeling chest pain. He had angioplasty surgery Saturday to remove a blockage.

``Dr. Schuller is recovering at the rate that we expected, and he is doing well,″ said his physician, Dr. Thomas Cesario.


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Wag the Dog is out to get Wag the Dog.

A graphics company sued Monday to keep New Line Cinema from using the name for a soon-to-be-released film starring Robert De Niro, Woody Harrelson and Dustin Hoffman.

The Palo Alto company, which began using the name in 1995, also wants the studio to shut down a Wag the Dog Web site about the movie, claiming the title infringes on its copyright and will harm its business by making it appear the firm copied the name.

``The field of graphic arts is highly competitive, and to succeed, Wag the Dog must promote itself as possessing unique ideas,″ the lawsuit said.

The firm produces Web sites for Silicon Valley companies.

Ben Zinkin, an attorney for New Line Cinema, did not immediately return a telephone call Tuesday.


DENVER (AP) _ Anthony Hopkins says President John Quincy Adams has a thing or two to teach American moviegoers about age and wisdom.

In ``Amistad,″ Hopkins plays a 73-year-old Adams, who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court for the freedom of Africans after they staged a mutiny aboard a Spanish slave ship.

``The man is a cantankerous old guy who was grumpy and crusty,″ Hopkins said in Tuesday’s Denver Post. ``People weren’t very fond of him. They didn’t try to cozy up to him. But when he got called, he was like a lion.″

Asked if American pop culture and Hollywood have denigrated the elderly, Hopkins responded with a resounding ``yes.″

``Old age has been relegated to the scrap heap. America as a society is terrified of death. So we deny death,″ said Hopkins, who will turn 60 on New Year’s Eve. ``The fact that age and wisdom have so much to offer, well, we’re not really listening.


ROME (AP) _ Giacomo Puccini’s ``Turandot″ will be performed for the first time where the composer originally set it _ the Forbidden City of Beijing.

Directing the production will be three-time Oscar nominee Zang Yimou, the Chinese director who filmed his most acclaimed movie, ``Raise the Red Lantern,″ inside the Forbidden City.

Zubin Mehta will conduct the Florence opera in eight performances, starting in September, officials said Tuesday.

The site for the production, with its $15 million budget, is the 1406 People’s Cultural Palace, formerly known as the Palace of Heavenly Purity.

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