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Bob Weinstein’s wife files for divorce
The wife of film producer Bob Weinstein has filed for divorce in New York and is seeking an order of protection.
According to the Associated Press, court papers say Anne Weinstein is seeking the protection order because she fears “bodily harm.”
A spokesman for Mr. Weinstein said his wife was reacting to a family intervention to get her to deal with a drinking problem. He said there is no abuse.
The two married in 2000. Mrs. Weinstein is a former book editor. They have two children.
Mr. Weinstein and his brother Harvey are New York natives and Hollywood mainstays who run their own film company after breaking off from Disney and Miramax, which they helped found. They have been involved with highly successful films such as “Pulp Fiction,” “The English Patient,” and “Shakespeare in Love.”
Queen Elizabeth honors Camilla on anniversary
Queen Elizabeth II has appointed the Duchess of Cornwall to the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace said Monday.
The announcement that Camilla has been made a Dame Grand Cross comes on the day of her seventh wedding anniversary with Prince Charles, the queen’s son, the Associated Press reports.
Awards under the Royal Victorian Order, which was founded in 1896 by Queen Victoria, are given by the queen to people who have served her or the monarchy in a personal way. They are bestowed independently of the prime minister’s office.
Once vilified as the old flame who poisoned Charles’ first marriage to Princess Diana, Camilla has become an integral member of the royal family since she married the prince on April 9, 2005 - eight years after Diana’s death.
Since the couple’s civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor, the British public has warmed to Camilla and the 64-year-old has carried out hundreds of royal engagements and taken on a wide range of patronages.
She also has traveled extensively with the prince on official visits, including a recent tour of Scandinavia with stops in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Lately, Camilla was seen stepping out with the queen and the former Kate Middleton - who married Prince William - for an appearance in London.
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