People: British TV to air Diana;s recordings on failed marriage


British TV to air Diana's recordings on failed marriageA British television channel is broadcasting a new documentary on Princess Diana using controversial videotapes in which she candidly discussed her marital problems and her strained relationship with the royal family.The recordings of Diana talking to her public speaking coach, Peter Settelen, in the early 1990s included her description of how Queen Elizabeth II reacted when she asked the monarch for advice about her failing marriage with Prince Charles."So I went to the top lady, sobbing. And I said 'What do I do? I'm coming to you, what do I do?' And she said 'I don't know what you should do,'" Diana said. "And that was it. And that was help."This year marks the 20th anniversary of Diana's death in a Paris car crash on Aug. 31, 1997, which was followed by an outpouring of grief in Britain and beyond.Diana and Charles married in 1981 and divorced in 1996 after having two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The tapes include her discussing Charles' relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, whom Charles later married in 2005.Coleman: Casting a female 'Doctor Who' is 'genius'Jenna Coleman, a former "Doctor Who" companion, says casting a female as the lead of the long-running sci-fi series is "genius.""Oh, I love it," the actress said Monday during a Television Critics Association panel about her Masterpiece series, "Victoria."Earlier this month, Jodie Whittaker was announced as the 13th official incarnation of the galaxy-hopping Time Lord who travels in a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth.Coleman added that she thinks Whittaker is "brilliant and lovely" and she "can't wait to hear" Whittaker's voice as the character."It's very exciting times," she said.On the BBC's "Doctor Who," the main character can regenerate into new bodies, allowing for endless recasting possibilities.Coleman played a "Doctor Who" companion from 2012 to 2015.Dog the Bounty Hunter joins bail reform fightTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" is joining a legal effort to have New Jersey's new bail rules thrown out.Duane "Dog" Chapman spoke Monday during a news conference at the federal court building in Trenton, where lawyers announced a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a man who was fatally shot in April.The suit's defendants include Gov. Chris Christie and state Attorney General Christopher Porrino.It claims the gunman wasn't detained because of bail reforms that went into effect this year and were championed by the Republican governor.Proponents of the reforms say they help keep defendants from being stuck in jail mainly because they can't afford bail.This is at least the second lawsuit from the bail industry trying to overturn the changes.Today's birthdays: Singer Ramblin' Jack Elliott is 86. Blues musician Robert Cray is 64. Rapper Coolio is 54. Guitarist Charlie Kelley (Buffalo Club) is 49. Actress Tempestt Bledsoe ("The Cosby Show") is 44. Actor Jason Momoa ("Game of Thrones") is 38. Actor Elijah Kelley (2007's "Hairspray") is 31.


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