Briefly: Hilda Solis, Beyonce, Flock of Seagulls, Will and Kate

Hilda Solis (Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post)

Brief news from here and elsewhere:

Hilda Solis’s photos are ordered removed from public spaces at the Department of Labor to make way for images of new Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and if this seems harsh, well, it was standard practice during the Stalin years. (In the Loop)

– The fans are an essential but brutal part of pop stardom. No, we mean the other kind of fan. Beyonce’s golden tresses were sucked up into a stage fan — but she kept singing “Halo”! And then penned an ode to the experience. (TMZ)

– Flock of Seagulls still exists! No, wait, we guess that’s not the actual story. The actual story is that the ’80s band was robbed of $70K worth of gear from the parking lot of a suburban L.A. Comfort Inn, but we think they buried the lead there. (L.A. Daily News)

– A headline that seems to betray everyone’s fatigue with this story: “First day of parenting faces William and Kate.” (AP via Yahoo)

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