Pregnant Meghan laughs off 'fat lady' comment on charity visit

LONDON (Reuters) – A stranger’s comment on one’s growing stomach may not always be welcome but a pregnant Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, took it all in her stride on Wednesday when a pensioner called her “a fat lady”. Prince Harry’s wife, who told well-wishers this week she is six months pregnant, laughed off the remark, meant as a compliment about her growing baby bump. On a visit to animal welfare charity Mayhew, of which she is patron, Meghan was being introduced to pensioners who have benefited from the organization’s…

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'I'm over it': Comedian Kevin Hart rules out hosting the Oscars

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The actor Kevin Hart ruled out hosting this year’s Oscars because he no longer had enough time to prepare for the show, days after saying he was evaluating his December decision to step down over criticism of past homophobic comments. He told ABC that he was no longer willing to discuss the anti-gay comments he had made on Twitter in 2010 and 2011, which caused the uproar that led him to step down as host, saying his previous explanations and apology were sufficient. “I’m over it,”…

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Harold Brown, U.S. defense chief who built, then strove to contain nuclear weapons, dies at 91

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Harold Brown, an advocate of nuclear arms control who as President Jimmy Carter’s defense secretary tried but failed to win U.S. Senate approval of a key treaty with the Soviet Union, has died at age 91, the think tank where he worked said. Brown, a native New Yorker, was the first scientist to take the helm of the large and complex U.S. military establishment. He was a physicist who received his bachelor’s degree at age 18 and his doctorate at 22. Brown spent his professional life initially…

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Actor Kevin Spacey charged with indecent assault in Massachusetts

(Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has been charged in connection with an allegation that he sexually abused an 18-year-old boy at a Nantucket, Massachusetts, bar more than two years ago, the local district attorney said on Monday. Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned at Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7 on a single charge of indecent assault and battery on a person who is at least 14 years old, according to court documents and a statement issued by Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe. An attorney for Spacey…

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Former President George H.W. Bush laid to rest in Texas

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Body of former President George H.W. Bush brought to Texas burial site

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Honor guard escorts body of former President George H.W. Bush to Texas burial

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Body of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrives for Texas burial

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Farewell 'Gampy' – former U.S. president George H.W. Bush mourned by family

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George H.W. Bush, former U.S. president and 'Gampy,' mourned by family

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