Names & Faces: Prince William, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lily Allen

December 30, 2013

The Reliable Source is on vacation until January 6th. Names & Faces is the column that runs in its place.

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Duke of Cambridge University

Prince William, 31, announced Monday that he has enrolled in an agricultural-management program at Cambridge University.Beginning in early January, the duke of Cambridge will attend 18 to 20 lectures as part of the 10-week “executive education program” organized by the Cambridge Program for Sustainability Leadership. The program will “help provide the Duke with an understanding of contemporary issues affecting agricultural business and rural communities in the United Kingdom,” according to a statement from Kensington Palace. In April, Prince William is scheduled to tour Australia and New Zealand with his wife, the former Kate Middleton, and their son, Prince George.

Call me Broadway

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen, 28, will make her Broadway debut Feb. 4 in “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The “Call Me Maybe” songstress will replace Laura Osnes in the production for 12 weeks. “Broadway has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl, and I look forward to working with this incredibly talented cast to tell this classic tale,” Jepsen said.

Rockers tie the knot

Singer Vanessa Carlton, 33, married guitarist John McCauley of Deer Tick on Dec. 27, ABC News reports. The “Thousand Miles” singer tweeted a wedding day photo of the two with the caption, “Married this gentleman two hours ago.” Carlton also tweeted a photo of the couple with the marriage officiant, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. “Thanks Stevie for marrying us,” she wrote.

 

Quoted

“So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile [expletive] botoxed idiots that stank of desperation.”

— Lily Allen voices her disappointment in today’s celebrities, who don’t rock out like their predecessors, to the U.K. edition of Esquire magazine. The “Hard Out Here” performer mused on the days when “things felt authentic and anarchic, and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and . . . having sex with each other and it wasn’t fake, it was real.”

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Emily Heil · December 30, 2013