Blog Posts by Katie Kindelan

  • Body on Queen Elizabeth's Estate Prompts Murder Probe

    The discovery on New Year's Day of a woman's body on the grounds of the estate used by Queen Elizabeth II and England's royal family is now being treated as a murder investigation, British police said today.

    The expanded investigation comes one day after a dog-walker made the discovery, finding human remains in a woodland area at Anmer, a tiny village northeast of London that is also part of the Sandringham estate.

    "We are at the very early stages of the investigation and it could be a complex inquiry," Detective Chief Inspector Jes Fry said at a news conference today at the queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.  "The circumstances suggest this is a murder case and we are looking at missing persons reports and cold cases both locally and nationwide."

    The human remains were found near the Royal Stud where the queen oversees the breeding and training of race horses, and less than three miles from the queen's main residence, Sandringham House.

    "The body had been there

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  • Russell Brand Might Get $20 Million in Divorce From Katy Perry

    Russell Brand's divorce from singer Katy Perry could make him $20 million richer, thanks to California law and the couple's reported decision not to sign a prenuptial agreement when they tied the knot 14 months ago.

    The comedian, 36, who filed for divorce Friday, told New York magazine last year that the couple did not sign a pre-nup prior to their Oct. 23, 2010, wedding in India after a yearlong, whirlwind romance.

    Under California law, without a pre-nup, the couple, who met at the 2009 MTV Music Awards, must split their earnings 50/50.

    Forbes magazine reports Perry, 27, the singer behind hits such as "Last Friday Night" and "Fireworks," is worth at least $44 million.

    The projected divorce payout would out-value even Brand himself, who is estimated to be worth around $15 million.

    The "Arthur" star released a statement Friday announcing the divorce: "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."

    Divorce papers filed by Brand's

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  • Rachel Zoe's Luggage Full of Designer Clothes Lost by American Airlines

    What Rachel Zoe Wants to Give (& Get) This Holiday SeasonStylist-to-the-stars Rachel Zoe is facing a fashion disaster of her own after her suitcase full of designer clothes was lost by American Airlines as she traveled from Los Angeles to St. Barts for the holidays.

    Zoe, the star of her own Bravo reality-TV show, "The Rachel Zoe Project," traveled to Miami last week for a short visit before continuing on to St. Barts to ring in the New Year with her husband, Rodger Berman, and their baby son, Skyler.

    While Zoe's plane landed safely in Miami, her luggage did not.

    "Just love when u start a much needed vacation and AA loses my luggage...good times," Zoe wrote in a Dec. 23 tweet on her Twitter account.

    The stylist, whose A-list clients include Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, was left with only the clothes on her back.

    For a clotheshorse like Zoe, who was seen on her Bravo show toting 11 suitcases for a trip to Paris for Fashion Week, the situation was one the star herself would deem

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  • Rescued California Hiker 'Thought I Was Going to Die'

    The California hiker who clung to the side of a cliff for more than 90 minutes Thursday before being rescued said he thought he was going to die.

    "When I was going halfway down, that's when I thought that was the end for myself," Ivan Salas, 19, said today on "Good Morning America."  "I was going too fast and I couldn't stop."

    Salas, his father and two dogs were hiking along a 300-foot-high ridge in the northeast San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles Thursday afternoon when his father threw a water bottle off the cliff's edge.

    Salas' 1-year-old German Shepherd mix, Lola, chased after the bottle but lost her balance and tumbled over.  Salas tried to rescue her, but instead became trapped, clinging for life alongside Lola, 100 feet down the steep hillside.

    "Once I was sliding down, I was just trying to hold onto whatever I could," said Salas, who appeared on "GMA" with Lola and two of their rescuers from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    "I managed to hold onto a rock that

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  • Wynonna Judd Gets Engaged, for the Third Time

    Cactus Moser and Wynonna Judd | Photo Credits: Kevin Mazur/WireImageBreak out the bubbly in Nashville, Tenn., Wynonna Judd is getting married, again.

    The twice-divorced country superstar is engaged to her musician boyfriend of nearly two years, Scott "Cactus" Moser, a rep for the couple confirmed to ABCNews.com today.

    Holiday celebrations for the couple, who also work together, turned into a very "marry" Christmas after Moser, 54, proposed to Judd, 47, on Christmas Eve.

    A wedding date has not been announced, but it will mark the third time down the aisle for Judd, who rose to fame as a country music duo with her mother, Naomi.

    Judd's four-year marriage to her former security guard, D.R. Roach, ended in 2007 after Roach was charged with three counts of sexual battery against a minor.

    Judd split from Nashville businessman Arch Kelly III, the father of her two children, Elijah, now 17, and Grace, 15, in 1998.

    The personal and professional couple are currently touring together as "Wynonna and the Big Noise."  Moser is the longtime drummer

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  • Rival Monks Brawl While Cleaning Bethlehem Church

    An annual Christmas cleaning ritual at the site where Jesus was said to be born deteriorated into a mass brawl Wednesday when rival monks began attacking each other with broomsticks, shouts and fists.

    The fight, among priests and monks from the Greek Orthodox and Armenian denominations, took place in Bethlehem at the Church of the Nativity, one of Christianity's holiest churches.  The monks were preparing the church for the upcoming Orthodox Christmas celebrations, celebrated in early January, and cleaning up from the Western Christian Christmas, celebrated on Dec. 25.

    The Orthodox and Armenian denominations, along with the Latin denomination, jointly administer the church, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born more than 2,000 years ago in a manger after Mary and Joseph were turned away at an inn.

    The church's strong religious and historical significance have created tension among the three sects, with each closely guarding their own turf.

    Their tenuous

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  • Box-Office Preview: Movies You Should See, and Oscar Predictions


    With 2011 coming to a close and awards season underway, Hollywood is abuzz over movies.

    Moviegoers can reap the benefits this holiday weekend as movies featuring A-list stars open, and under-the-radar films such as "The Artist," suddenly hot thanks to Golden Globe nods and Oscar buzz, play in wider release.

    Which movies should you definitely see?  What were the movies and actors of the year?

    Entertainment Weekly managing editor Jess Cagle appeared on " Good Morning America" today to share his box-office picks and Oscar predictions, beginning with the movies you should see this weekend.

    For a family movie, Cagle recommends either "War Horse," if you have older kids, or "The Muppets," if you're traveling with the younger set.

    "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is Cagle's pick for adult moviegoers looking for something a little darker, and definitely without a holiday theme.

    "You don't take a date, you don't take a family, but it is a brilliant, brilliant film," Cagle said of

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  • $206 Mega Millions Jackpot Sold In Long Island Grocery Store

    At least one lottery player in New York is looking forward to a New Year that will be $206 million richer after one winning ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.

    The winning ticket was purchased at a King Kullen grocery store in Middle Island, Long Island, a spokesperson for the store confirmed to ABCNews.com today.

    "There was a lottery representative here this morning when we opened the store," Lisa Korpi, the store's head bookkeeper, said.   "They said we had sold the winning ticket and gave us their card and said if the person came in who purchased the winning ticket to please give them that information."

    "We are hearing that it was possibly sold on Monday," she said.

    One day after the drawing, exactly who the winner is remains a mystery.

    "We don't have any idea," Korpi said, while noting they have also not yet had any imposters looking to cash in on a fake ticket.

    "Not yet," she said.  "There's just a lot of excitement and people

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  • Golden Retriever Jams to Guitar, Until the Music Stops (VIDEO)

    Every concertgoer hates it when the final song is played, and this golden retriever is no exception.

    Nearly 1 million people have viewed the YouTube video of Bailey, the golden retriever, happily jamming to guitar tunes played by his owner's friend, Drew Arcoleo, a sophomore at the University of Connecticut.

    But when Arcoleo, who posted the video on YouTube shortly before Christmas, stops playing, Bailey is none too pleased.

    Take a look:

     

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  • Mel Gibson Loses Half of His $850 Million Fortune to Ex-Wife in Divorce

    Mel Gibson Loses Half of His $850 Million Fortune to Ex-Wife in Divorce (ABC News)

    Mel Gibson is not only single, but $425 million poorer, thanks to a divorce settlement finalized Friday between the actor and his wife of 31 years, Robyn Denise Moore.

    The judgment, finalized by a judge in Los Angeles, keeps virtually all details of the settlement secret.  People magazine reports that the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement, meaning his ex-wife would be entitled to half of everything Gibson earned during their marriage.

    The Oscar-winner's fortune has been estimated to be as high as $850 million, the magazine said, citing a 2006 report in the Los Angeles Business Journal.

    Throughout the 31-year marriage, which produced seven children, Gibson directed, invested and starred in movies such as "The Passion of the Christ," which grossed more than $600 million alone.  He also invested heavily in real estate, including an island in Fiji he bought for $15 million in 2005.

    People also reports that Moore, a former dental nurse, is entitled to half of any film

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