It’s a mystery almost worthy of the Time Lord himself – who will succeed Matt Smith as the new Doctor Who Speculation in the UK is rampant that the Beeb will tap a woman to play the 12th incarnation of the Doctor in the beloved sci-fi series. Smith, who has played the iconic doctor for four years, announced June 1 that he will quit the role at the end of the year.
It’s a mystery almost worthy of the Time Lord himself – who will succeed Matt Smith as the new Doctor Who Speculation in the UK is rampant that the Beeb will tap a woman to play the 12th incarnation of the Doctor in the beloved sci-fi series.
Actress Helen Mirren has delivered another show-stopping performance as the Queen after storming out of a London theatre dressed as the monarch to deliver an expletive-riddled tirade at a group of drummers ruining the play.
MUSIC BOX OPERA Delerium (Border) Although they are probably best known for the single Silence with fellow countrywoman Sarah McLachlan, Delerium have been at the forefront of Canada’s electro–ambient movement for nearly two decades. Though their beats are still more Enigma-ish than trip hoppy, there’s an ethereal pop cinematic quality to songs such as Consciousness Of Love and Chrysalis Heart, while Monarch, featuring Nadina is reminiscent of the Middle Eastern worldliness of Dead Can Dance
Spare a thought for Jordan’s King Abdullah as he visits Washington this week, complaining of the dire consequences of the failure of his Israeli neighbor to make peace with the Palestinians: it’s not easy being a monarch in a Middle East buffeted by the democratic winds of the Arab Spring, and even less so when your country is wracked with rising tensions between its indigenous Bedouins and Palestinians who comprise as much as half of the population. When the King visited the southern tribal area of Tafila on Monday, a rare skirmish between the gathered crowd and security officers hinted at the powder keg atop which Abdullah sits.
Britain’s gross domestic product suffered another decline in the third quarter of 2009, figures showed Friday, meaning the country remains mired in recession. The 81-year-old appeared outside the Bangkok hospital as onlookers shouted, “God bless the King.” He was wheeled to an outdoor area of the hospital, where he paid respects to a statue of King Rama V.
The Vatican said Tuesday it has worked out a way for groups of Anglicans who are dissatisfied with their faith to join the Catholic Church. The process will allow groups of Anglicans, including bishops and married priests, to join the Catholic Church some 450 years after King Henry VIII broke from Rome and created the Church of England.
If you thought Barack Obama was the hottest world leader out there, think again. Because the King of Bhutan is sooo dreamy