- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 18, 2007

Grandma Camilla

Prince Charles’ wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is to become a grandmother later this year, a British newspaper reported yesterday.

Sara Buys, who is married to Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles, is expecting the couple’s first child in September, the Mail on Sunday said.

“We have told our friends and family, and they are delighted,” Mr. Parker Bowles, 32, was quoted by the newspaper as saying. “Mummy is absolutely over the moon at the prospect of becoming a grandmother.”

“It’s the best news ever, and we are thrilled,” Ms. Buys, 34, was quoted as saying.

Mr. Parker Bowles is Prince Charles’ godson. He also became his stepson after Camilla and Charles married in 2005. Ms. Buys and Mr. Parker Bowles married later that year.

Cate’s new role?

Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to appear opposite Harrison Ford in the long-awaited fourth installment of the “Indiana Jones” series.

“She is in negotiations, yes,” publicist Lisa Kasteler told Associated Press on Saturday. She did not elaborate.

Filming is scheduled to begin later this year, with Steven Spielberg on board to direct. The movie is being produced by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Mr. Ford played Indiana Jones in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 1984’s “Temple of Doom” and 1989’s “The Last Crusade.”

Miss Blanchett, who won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2004 for “The Aviator,” starred in last year’s “Notes on a Scandal” and “Babel.”

Dating dilemma

Oscar-nominee Terrence Howard (“Hustle & Flow”) has found dating in Hollywood a bit rough after getting snubbed by a string of attractive women, the Internet Movie Database reports.

The actor, whose new film, “Pride,” opens Friday, has recently been linked with supermodel Naomi Campbell, but insists he was only looking after her at the request of mutual friend Quincy Jones. And he admits he has been forced to swallow his pride many times when it comes to chatting up ladies in Los Angeles.

“I tried to talk to Halle Berry. Didn’t call me back. Tried to talk to Gabrielle Union. Didn’t call me back, either,” Mr. Howard was quoted as saying.

But he believes he hasn’t been able to establish a new relationship because he still has feelings for his estranged wife Lori. “The only woman I really love is my wife,” he says.

• Compiled by Kevin Chaffee from wire reports.

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