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Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall gives birth to 2nd child
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby girl.
Buckingham Palace said Tuesday the baby is the second child of Zara and Mike Tindall, a former English rugby player.
The baby was born Monday and has not yet been named. The palace said the baby weighs nine pounds three ounces (4.2 kilograms).
The palace says the queen and other senior royals are “delighted with the news.”
The baby is the seventh great-grandchild of Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip.
Zara Tindall is the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, who are divorced.
She is an accomplished equestrian who won a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012.
Disney names new Animation, Pixar chiefs post-Lasseter
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn says Tuesday that Jennifer Lee and Pete Docter are taking over for former Disney animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter, who is departing Disney at the end of the year following misconduct allegations.
Both Oscar-winners and veterans of the Walt Disney Company, Lee, who co-directed “Frozen,” has been named chief creative officer for the Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Docter, who is best known for “Up” and “Inside Out,” is now the chief creative officer for Pixar Animation.
Horn says in a statement that both Lee and Docter embody the spirit, culture and values of their respective studios.
Lasseter in November announced a six-month sabbatical and apologized for “missteps” with employees. The animation titan will stay on as a consultant through 2018.
Birthplace of singer, activist Nina Simone to be preserved
TRYON, N.C. (AP) — The dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone now has the protection of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The trust said in a news release Tuesday that it will develop and find a new use for the house in Tryon where Simone was born in 1933. Last year, four African-American artists purchased the home.
National Trust President and Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Meeks says the trust will work with the home’s new owners and the community to honor Simone’s contributions to society and to “inspire new generations of artists and activists.”
The three-room, 660-square-foot (60-square-meter) home went on the market in 2016.
Simone’s original name was Eunice Waymon. She died in 2003 at the age of 70.