Rachel Christie Crowned First Black Miss England

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Rachel Christie was crowned Miss England at the annual pagent at London’s Metropole Hilton Hotel on Sunday.

The London born 20 year-old is the country’s first black title holder and will go on to compete for the Miss World crown in Johannesburg South Africa in December.

Christie is planning on competing in the heptathlon events at the 2012 London Olympic games. “My ambition in life is to compete and win gold in the 2012 Olympics,” Christie said. “I would also love to do well in Miss England. I want to be successful in whatever I choose to do in life.”

It is to be noted that Christie is the niece of the most decorated British athlete, Olympic gold medalist Linford Christie. He is considered the second fastest European in history and has a stadium in West London named after him.

Naomi Campbell Ditches Her Cell Phone for a New Weapon: Her Handbag!

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Looks like supermodel Naomi Campbell (and her super temper!) has a new weapon! The British beauty has been accused of attacking a photographer (and putting him in the hospital!) while on vacation in Italy with her billionaire beau Mikhail Prokhorov.

The photog, Gaetano Di Giovanni, says Campbell scratched and bruised his face after she slapped him and hit him with her handbag.

“First she hit with her bag, screaming at me and then she tried to slap me,” he detailed to an Italian newspaper, “I managed to avoid her – but her nails still got my eye.”

“Media reports circulating that Naomi Campbell attacked a photographer in Lipari, Sicily are completely untrue,” her rep said. “The photographer was seen following Naomi Campbell on a small boat, taking photographs, the day after the alleged incident.”

The Obamas Visit The Queen of England And Gift Her With An iPod

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle paid an informal visit to London’s Buckingham Palace Wednesday afternoon to visit Queen Elizabeth II before the G20 Summit kicks off on Thursday.

The Obamas gifted the Queen with a personalized iPod already loaded with video clips of Her Majesty’s 2007 visit to the U.S. and a rare songbook signed by Americn composer Richard Rodgers (of the songwriting duo Rodgers and Hammerstein fame).

The Queen wore her trademark pearls and a salmon-colored dress while the Obamas both donned black -Michelle in a black Jason Wu coat, a black and white Isabel Toledo dress paired with a black ALAIA cardigan, and not to be outdone by the Queen, some pearls!

“It was a wonderful visit,” Obama shouted to reporters as he and Michelle left the palace. “Her majesty is delightful.”

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Breaking News: Ethiopian Beauty Steals Count From Real Housewife of New York Countess Luann de Lesseps

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One of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York Countess Luann de Lesseps has been dumped via email by her longtime hubby, Alex, the Count de Lesseps.

A close pal told the New York Post of the news broke by the New York Social Diary, “She got wind he was seeing somebody and he didn’t answer her when she called. He finally sent her an e-mail saying he was with an Ethiopian woman in Geneva and he was serious with her.”

On Monday, the New York Social Diary item read:

“[Alex has] taken up with a beautiful Ethiopian beauty who is not only quite a bit younger than he but also quite a bit younger than his wife. In the meantime, the sixty-something count has slimmed down, tanned up and looks years younger, according to friends, which once again raises the age-old question: Ain’t love grand?”

Blindie wants to know who this Ethiopian beauty is?!

VIDEO VIRUS: Pharrell Williams Sings For His Supper At A McDonald’s In Paris

Pharell Williams gets his groove on at a Parisian McDonald’s as he tries to persuade the employees to serve him some food at the crack of dawn and before he misses his flight.

Williams dances around and sings, “Big mac, filet o’ fish, quarter pounder, french fries, icy cold milkshake, sundaes and apple pie,” but alas, gets no food.

Prince Harry Tells Black Comedian ‘You Don’t Sound Like a Black Chap’

Prince Harry may be Blindie’s fave royal to watch, but the flame-haired Prince of Wales is really starting to lose our respect with his loose talk.

According to black comedian Stephen K. Amos, Harry told him during his performance at Prince Charles’ 60th birthday in November, “You don’t sound like a black chap.”

“I wanted to say, ‘How is I supposed to sound?'” Amos said on the UK show The Wright Stuff.

Former Commission for Racial Equality chairman Lord Herman Ouseley said, “It is very sad that Prince Harry thinks black people all talk in the same way. It just goes to show how ill-educated members of the upper classes can be.”

It was only last month that Harry made offensive remarks (“Paki”, “raghead”) about people from Pakistan and those of Arab descent in a home video.

Lewis Hamilton To Be Immortalized As Wax Figure At Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds announced plans to honor Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton with a wax figure.

Hamilton will be immortalized at the London museum in a replica of his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes race suit and his distinctive yellow race helmet.

“He has undoubtedly won a place in the nation’s hearts for his determination and single-mindedness and a place at Madame Tussauds for an amazing track record – and he is still only 24,” Liz Edwards, PR manager for Madame Tussaud said.

“His name has been on our radar for some time and we’d already made our decision to include him before his championship-winning performance because of huge demand from our guests.

The wax figure will take 6 months to complete and is expected to cost around $250,000.