Briefly: Ted Cruz, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Prince Harry

December 13, 2013
In this photo provided by Really Big Coloring Books Inc. is the front of a coloring book featuring Texas tea party darling U. S. Sen. Ted Cruz. The publisher said Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 that the book's in its third printing in six days. The first run of around 10,000 sold out in barely 24 hours, and the second went nearly as fast. Cruz didn't cooperate in the publishing of the book. (AP Photo/Really Big Coloring Books Inc.)
A coloring book featuring Texas tea party darling U. S. Sen. Ted Cruz.  (AP/Really Big Coloring Books Inc.)

Gag gift of the year? That Ted Cruz coloring book is selling like crazy. The first run of the books (approximately 10,000) sold out in one day; the publisher calls it a “phenomenon.” (AP)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has clarified her comment in New York Magazine, where she compared filming “Veep” in Columbia, Md., to “a prison.”Just want 2 clarify.I love Maryland,” the actress tweeted. “Our crew is fab.The prison joke was a joke re: the warehouse,” where they film the show. (Baltimore Sun)

After a few setbacks, Prince Harry and the teams trekking to the South Pole have officially made it to the frigid destination. (AP)

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