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Prince William Thinks Prince Harry Is 'Going Overboard' Keeping Archie "Out of the Spotlight'. Straying from royal norms has been Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's modus operandi for a long time. So it's no surprise that when their son, Archie, received his baptism, the new parents chose the christening to be intimate and private -- an event that usually isn't kept from the public. "The queen accepted Harry and Meghan's decision to keep the event private," a royal insider exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, but Prince William and Duchess Kate "weren't happy about it." In fact, the Duke of Cambridge doesn't entirely approve of how the former military pilot, 34, and Suits alum, 37, are handling things regarding Archie's privacy. "William thinks his brother is going overboard keeping Archie out of the spotlight," the insider says, noting he "blames Meghan" for this. Still, William and Kate, both 37, joined Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla as well as Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, to celebrate the milestone on July 6 at Windsor Castle, where they all posed together for a family portrait. Archie's privacy is part of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's plan to give him a regular upbringing. The pair also "made the decision to have no live-in staff at Frogmore Cottage," a source told Us in June. "It's all part of wanting the most normal family environment for Archie." For more on Archie's christening and Prince William and Prince Harry's relationship pick up the new issues of Us Weekly, on stands now! (UsMagazine)
Hammerstein's grandson says 'Oklahoma!' revival is 'a travesty'. The grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II says legendary theater duo Rodgers & Hammerstein would be "rolling in their graves" over the new Tony-winning revival of their classic "Oklahoma!" The edgy re-imagining has been called "dark and dangerous" and "scorching" by critics. But "it's a betrayal of what Oscar and Dick [Richard Rodgers] had in mind," Oscar Hammerstein III said on Valerie Smaldone's "Bagels & Broadway" AM radio show. "I think that it's a travesty .?.?. They would be rolling in their graves if they saw this current production that defies what the words meant and what the songs represented." He further said, "I was upset by the polemic revisionism of the original show." But, a rep for the show countered when reached for comment, "Not one word of Oscar Hammerstein's script or song lyrics was changed for this production of 'Oklahoma!'" It won Best Musical Revival at the Tonys. The Post wrote of the show, "Everything you cherish about this classic has been taken out behind the barn and shot." Hammerstein III will premiere his own show, "Oscar on Oscar!," about his grandfather's political activism, Saturday at the Green Room 42. (PageSix)
The collection of Lee Radziwill -- iconic American socialite known for her style sense and the younger sister of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis -- is going up for auction at Christie's this fall. Radziwill, who worked as an interior designer and as a PR executive for Giorgio Armani during her wide-ranging career, curated an impressive collection throughout her storied life. Items to go up for sale include jewelry, fine art and photography from her homes in both New York and Paris, offered as part of Christie's Collector Week sales in New York in October, the British auction house said in its announcement of the sale. The "contents of the collection offer a glimpse into her fascinating life, spanning her years as a prominent socialite, princess, designer, and witness to a momentous era in American history," Christie's said. Her style has been described as having "defined dynamic American style for decades," and having helped her older sister Jackie become a style icon in her own right. "I have an absurd kind of extravagance," Radziwill told PEOPLE in an old interview. "If I see an orchid that's fantastically expensive, I'll buy it. It's worth it, for no other reason than it gives me pleasure." The socialite once said that "When I buy something, I intend to keep it forever," according to Christie's. "I abhor the American idea of starting with a tabula rasa every few years and getting rid of everything," she said of her design philosophy. "I'm constantly falling in love with objects, and they follow me around the world." "Lee's taste and style stands alone as a global symbol of sophistication and connoisseurship," Marc Porter, Christie's chairman, said. He added that Radziwill embodied "the elegance of a more glamorous era." Radziwill died in February at age 85 of natural causes at her home in Manhattan, New York. (People)
Kendall Jenner and Lakers star Kyle Kuzma might like yacht rock, but the yacht they were on together was NOT rocking -- not from them hooking up, anyway. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... those 4th of July pics of Kendall and Kyle yachting off the coast of Malibu last week were kinda deceiving. The closeup shots certainly made it seem like Kendall and Kyle were having a romantic day at sea -- but the wider shots revealed more. As you can see there were others on board. We're told this was a friendly outing for about 20 people, and that's it -- Kendall has not hooked into a new NBA BF on the heels of her split from Ben Simmons. The other guests were mostly Kendall's GFs, plus a few guys. As we told you, once they got back to shore, Kuzma was spotted at a house party with Kendall. Again ... with more friends. A few days later, she was back in the ocean -- but all the way over in Greece and sans Kuzma. See, the Lakers can't have it all. (TMZ)
Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout is honoring Tyler Skaggs during the All-Star Game on Tuesday ... sporting the late pitcher's #45 jersey when he takes the field. Skaggs tragically died last week in his team hotel room in Texas. Details surrounding his death are still unclear ... but the news shook many teams, players and managers throughout the MLB. Trout -- who usually wears #27 -- and injured Angels infielder Tommy La Stella will don Skaggs' digits on their backs during Tuesday night's ASG as a tribute to their teammate. Trout shared his condolences last week ... saying "Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel right now." "Remembering him as a great teammate, friend, and person who will forever remain in our hearts... we love you, 45." The Angels have also been wearing #45 patches on their jerseys to honor Skaggs ... and dedicated their first win following his death to him. (TMZ)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is suffering the consequences of a federal court barring President Trump from blocking Twitter users who disagree with him -- 'cause she just got sued. A guy named Dov Hikind slapped AOC with the lawsuit because he says the freshman Congresswoman blocked him after they Twitter feuded over Israel and other Jewish issues. In his suit, Dov says in light of a federal appeals court ruling in favor of a bunch of Twitter users -- who said Trump infringed on their First Amendment rights when he blocked them -- the same principle should apply to AOC. He goes on to list a number of other examples of AOC blocking people, including journalists, over the course of her brief time in Congress ... especially when it comes to tweets about the Green New Deal, of which she's a strong proponent. Dov admits he was very critical of AOC ... particularly over her labeling immigration detention centers "concentration camps" ... and he let her know about it "on a regular basis" on Twitter. Nothing complicated about what he wants out of this lawsuit -- he wants the court to declare AOC blocking him, and others, is unconstitutional ... and wants her to unblock him. He also wants her to cover his lawyer fees. (TMZ)
Matt Lauer and Annette Roque are one signature away from being legally single. Annette filed divorce docs Tuesday in Suffolk County, NY and, according to court records, Matt's not contesting. Makes sense ... last month, the couple reportedly hammered out a settlement that has her walking away with $20 million in assets. It's unclear exactly how they're splitting up their properties -- they've got a ton in NY state and even New Zealand -- but the NY Post reported Annette's getting their horse farm in the Hamptons. The couple split up back in 2017 after Matt was fired from 'Today' over a slew of sexual harassment allegations at NBC. It appears Matt and Annette, and of course their lawyers, hashed out the division of their assets in private before filing the paperwork with the court. Now, they just need the judge to sign off and they'll be ready to mingle, as they say. Court officials say there's no timeline on when they'll get that stamp of approval -- there's no waiting period, it just depends on the judge's workload. (TMZ)