Camilla dons diamond tiara

LONDON - A diamond tiara worn by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was front-page news in Britain as royal-watchers noted another first for the new wife of Prince Charles.

Camilla wore the tiara - lent by Queen Elizabeth II - at a royal banquet in honor of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. It was the first time she had worn a tiara since her marriage to Charles in April.

Cross wants 'Housewives' to connect

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - You can count Marcia Cross among the fans of ''Desperate Housewives'' who want the characters' stories to connect again.

''I think it would be nice if we start spending a little more time together,'' said Cross, who plays Bree on the hit ABC series.

''I think in the first few episodes (of the second season) we weren't, but that wasn't anything sort of set in stone, it's just sometimes things just evolve,'' the 43-year-old actress told AP Radio recently.

Ferguson will host People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES - Craig Ferguson is adding another hosting gig to his TV duties.

Ferguson, host of the ''Late Late Show,'' will preside over the 32nd annual People's Choice Awards, to be televised

Jan. 10 on CBS, it was announced Tuesday.

Tab Hunter no longer confidential

NEW YORK - Tab Hunter writes about being a closeted gay actor in the spotlight of 1950s Hollywood in his new memoir, ''Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star.''

Teens of that era loved Hunter's blond, surfer-boy good looks, and he rose to stardom with roles in films such as ''Island of Desire,'' ''Battle Cry'' and ''D___ Yankees!'' He also had a pop-music hit single with ''Young Love.''

- From wire reports