Names & Faces: Prince William, Willie Robertson, and Kendrick Lamar

August 14, 2013

The Reliable Source will return after Labor Day. Names & Faces is the column that runs in this space until it returns.

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Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince William’s little one is a big eye-opener

At an event Wednesday in Wales, Prince William said that he thought he had some idea of what hard work was like — until baby George arrived, that is. “I have to say that I thought search-and-rescue duties over Snowdonia were physically and mentally demanding, but looking after a 3-week-old baby is up there!” the first-time father told a crowd at an agricultural show in Anglesey, according to the BBC. Mama Middleton and baby didn’t make the trip to Wales, but William did give the crowd a sense of how the swaddling prince is doing: “He’s pretty loud and, of course, extremely good-looking.”

Reality-TV stars plead not guilty to fraud charges

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to financial fraud charges, the Associated Press reports. The two were charged last month in a 39-count indictment that included conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements.

Is A&E reality star ‘Duck’-ing office?

His “Duck Dynasty” stardom is keeping Willie Robertson busy. Too busy to run for Congress. According to the Washington Examiner, key Republicans wanted the duck-call pro to run for the seat that will be vacated by retiring Louisiana Republican Rep. Rodney Alexander. Politico pointed out that, when asked by Fox News about his political future, Robertson said he hadn’t heard of the congressional talk and hadn’t made any plans. “I’m kind of busy right now. I got a lot going on.” His A&E show returned Wednesday for a new season.

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Steve Mitchell/Invision/AP

Quoted

“I’ve haven’t seen people this excited for a hip-hop song.”

— Rapper Big Sean, on Kendrick Lamar’s standout verse on Big Sean’s “Control (HOF).” In the song, released this week, Lamar started a royal hip-hop rumble by challenging his contemporaries to raise their rhyming skills or watch him pass them by.

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