Tuning in to TV: Kelly Osbourne takes to Twitter to support Kate Middleton
The publication in question, Closer, is under fire for printing photos snapped while the duchess was sunbathing at the French chateau of the queen’s nephew, Lord Linley.
The magazine’s editor, Laurence Pieau, defended the decision to publish the long-lens images, describing them as a “beautiful series.” Meanwhile, the U.K. edition of Closer issued a statement saying it would never use the shots, and clarifying that its French counterpart is printed under license by another firm and both magazines make editorial decisions independently.
CNN’s Piers Morgan also weighed in on Twitter, tongue firmly in cheek: “Current percentage of ‘outraged, disgusted, deeply offended’ people currently scouring internet for Kate topless pix? I’d guess at 99.999%.”
Nintendo wants new console to be entertainment center
Nintendo’s new Wii U video game console, set to launch later this year, is taking a page from competitors’ playbooks as it will include features designed to make the device a hub for TV viewing.
The device includes a controller called the GamePad and a new feature, called Nintendo TVii, that will integrate Internet video content from the likes of Netflix, Amazon.com and Hulu Plus. Live TV will be available through set-top boxes from pay TV providers, but the device also can interact with TiVo DVRs.
The device will be the first home console from Kyoto-based Nintendo since the 2006 launch of the Wii. It follows the portable 3DS, whose sales have failed to match expectations since its launch last year.
The success of the Wii U is key for the once high-flying Japanese company, which recently reported its first annual loss in more than three decades.
The service will launch in the U.S. and Canada, with further expansions also being considered.
“Through the Wii U, we hope to advance the expansion of the gaming population — something we achieved with the original Wii — and advance it even further,” Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said in an online video.