Royal couple lands in LA for California tour
LOS ANGELES — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have landed at Los Angeles International Airport to start their weekend trip to California.
The couple’s arrival Friday comes after a nine-day visit to Canada, their first foreign trip since they were married in April.
After being welcomed by California Gov. Jerry Brown, they are going to the Beverly Hilton to attend a technology entrepreneur summit.
Though Prince William has been to America before, it will be Kate’s first trip to the U.S. William’s late mother, Princess Diana, who would have turned 50 this month, charmed Americans when she visited in the 1980s.
Authorities have put the paparazzi on notice that aggressive actions will not be tolerated. Photographers were partly blamed for causing the Paris crash that killed Princess Diana in 1997.
Harry Smith leaving CBS for NBC gig
NEW YORK — Newsman Harry Smith is leaving CBS News after 25 years to jump to NBC.
NBC said Friday that an official announcement of his new job at the network will come Monday.
Smith had two separate stints as an anchor for CBS’ morning news show, totaling 17 years on the early riser beat. He was abruptly taken off that job at the end of last year when CBS decided on wholesale changes to the perpetually third-rated broadcast.
Smith joined CBS News in Dallas in 1986.
CBS News President David Rhodes said in a memo to network staff that Smith was a ‘‘fixture’’ at the network.
Katy Perry postpones concerts
MILWAUKEE — Katy Perry has postponed concerts in St. Paul, Minn., and the Chicago area because she’s suffering from food poisoning.
A statement released by her publicist said the Friday show at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., has been rescheduled to Aug. 21 and today’s show at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center is now set for Aug. 23.
The statement says the food poisoning led to severe dehydration. She performed ill at Summerfest in Milwaukee on Thursday.