Two Bravo performances
Two of "The Real Housewives" are getting their own shows on Bravo.
The network announced Wednesday that Beverly Hills cast member Lisa Vanderpump will get her own reality show centered on the inner workings of her new Hollywood restaurant, SUR.
Kandi Burruss from the Atlanta "Housewives" will star in "The Kandi Factory," inspired by a special of the same name that aired in March. Burruss will work with wannabe pop stars with no experience who want to make it in the music industry.
Vanderpump and Burruss will continue to appear on "The Real Housewives" shows.
Digging up Titanic history
Among the graves of Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, there is one that was a magnet for bouquets and weeping girls in the 1990s. The name on the tombstone: J. Dawson.
Jack Dawson, you will recall, is the name of the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1997 film "Titanic." And this cemetery is the final resting place of more victims of the Titanic than any other.
Now, with the movie's re-release in 3-D and the upcoming 100th anniversary of the disaster, keepers of the cemetery expect more flowers, love notes and more weeping -- though James Cameron, the film's director, has said there's no connection between his Jack Dawson and the J. Dawson buried here.
This is a place that has a deep connection to the tragedy. Halifax is 700 miles west of the spot where the ocean liner hit an iceberg; the ships bringing bodies back to land arriving starting late in April. Families came to claim the remains of their loved ones, and funerals and memorial services followed. Altogether, 150 of the Titanic's dead are buried in three cemeteries.
On April 15, the anniversary of the sinking, a candlelight procession will be followed by an interfaith memorial service at Fairview Lawn; flares will be set off at the time the ship began sinking; and the Nova Scotia provincial government will tweet the Titanic's final emergency messages.
Fake versions of Britain's young royals have prompted a real-life media scrum when they were unveiled at Madame Tussauds.
Photographers and TV crews jostled for position Wednesday as the museum unveiled waxwork figures of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. The couple had the same pose they had during their engagement announcement, with the former Kate Middleton smiling in her now-famous blue Issa dress.
-- From News and wire services