Alec Baldwin was charged with assault and harassment last week, after allegedly punching a stranger over a parking spot. Baldwin was trying to park his black Cadillac Escalade near his home in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village when another man slid into the space. The man, 49, says he and Baldwin, 60, got into an argument and Baldwin hit him in the face. The accuser sustained a jaw injury and was taken to a hospital, police said. The actor, who has a long history of confrontations with paparazzi, took to Twitter to call reports of the altercation “egregiously misstated.” A day after his arrest, Baldwin did not appear on Saturday Night Live, where he does a recurring impersonation of President Trump.
As colleagues on the Supreme Court for nearly 25 years, Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor joked about having dated back when they were law students at Stanford University. But while digging through O’Connor’s correspondence, biographer Evan Thomas discovered a letter dated 1952 from Rehnquist, who by then was working as a Supreme Court law clerk. He wrote to O’Connor, seven years his junior: “Sandy, will you marry me this summer?” She had already begun dating another classmate, John O’Connor, whom she married later that year. Rehnquist and O’Connor remained friends throughout their lives, and Rehnquist reportedly suggested to President Reagan that he nominate O’Connor to the nation’s highest court in 1981. The families of Rehnquist, who died in 2005, and of O’Connor, now 88 and living with dementia, expressed surprise upon learning of Rehnquist’s proposal.
Inside the British royal residence, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II is known as “the Pampered Prince.” The 69-year-old Prince Charles has servants iron his shoelaces, press his pajamas, and squeeze a perfect inch of toothpaste onto his brush, says the former butler of Princess Diana in a new documentary. The butler says Charles once rang for him and said, “A letter from the queen seems to have fallen into my wastepaper bin. Would you pick it out?” Charles, who’s next in line for the throne, reportedly travels with a personal toilet seat. ■