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Barbara Walters criticises Queen Elizabeth's 'sour face'

Friday, August 03, 2012    

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Barbara Walters launched an outrageous attack on Queen Elizabeth II for having a "sour face" and dressing "like something out of the 19th century" during the Olympics opening ceremony. The host of ABC's The View made the disparaging remarks while discussing the London 2012 Games on air on Monday morning. While Walters acknowledged that the Queen had a sense of humour for her involvement in the James Bond sketch with Daniel Craig, she said she disapproved of her stern facial expression and choice of clothing. "Let me tell you my thing with the Queen," Walters said. "I did agree that the whole thing with Daniel Craig was funny... but let me tell you my problem with her... this is a woman who does not know how to smile." But her attack did not stop there. She added that Her Majesty did not change her facial expression while listening to children singing a rendition of God Save the Queen.

"Now, would it have killed this woman, this Queen, to go...", she said while pulling a fake smile. "It's such a sour face."

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg interjected, saying that the Queen's lack of smile may have been down to "too tight a girdle" or "shoes that didn't fit".

—Daily Mail

Tiger Woods' ex-wife dating ice-hockey player

With her incredible Scandinavian looks, Elin Nordegren could get any guy she wants. So it may come as a surprise to hear that her new rumoured beau is chubby-faced Douglas Murray.

The striking former wife of shamed Tiger Woods is said to be on the rebound from her latest failed romance with businessman Jamie Dingman — and fallen into the arms of Murray, a Swedish NHL player. Mother-of-two Elin and long-haired Doug were spied together last week at Rose Nightclub in Stockholm where eyewitnesses said they were hugging, reports Swedish site Expressen.

The site also report the duo had dinner at the beginning of July with Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik. Parnevik, who played Cupid for Nordegren and cheating Woods, famously told People: "I'm kind of filled with sorrow for Elin since me and my wife are at fault for hooking her up with him." He added: "We probably thought he was a better guy than he is."

Murray, currently playing defence for the San Jose Sharks, has a rather impressive stature, standing at 6 feet 3 inches. Elin's five-year marriage to the former number one professional golfer broke down in December 2009, following his infidelity admission.

— Daily Mail

Damon and Douglas don Seventies attire on set of HBO's Liberace film

Never has a feathered hairstyle looked so...tough! Action star Matt Damon is tackling his second gay role in HBO's Behind the Candelabra, and last Tuesday the actor was seen on the Beverly Hills set in full costume and wig as Liberace's lover Scott Thorson. The 41-year-old hunk, who turned down an offer to appear in the latest Bourne movie, was seen in full 1970s period clothing, including a pastel yellow button-up shirt with a butterfly collar and polyester khaki trousers, and he eventually put on a matching blazer. Later a female crew member was seen fixing Damon's wig before he began filming a scene with a similarly attired Michael Douglas. The 67-year-old Oscar winner was the spitting image of the flamboyant piano player in large sunglasses, a dandy yellow suit, and printed yellow button-up shirt underneath.

However, there was no sign of glittery jewelled capes or over-the-top fur coats that made Liberace an icon long before Elton John or Lady Gaga. The pair were likely shooting a sequence early on in the couple's five-year relationship as Thorson was 17 when he first met Liberace in 1976. Liberace had promised Thorson, who was raised in foster homes, that he would adopt and care for him and eventually the performer incorporated his live-in lover into his lavish Las Vegas stage performances. The singer was famed for being the world's highest-paid entertainer at one point, and enjoyed his fortune with an extravagant lifestyle.

— Daily Mail

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