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July 26, 2002


Queen pays homage to Beatles

Liverpool, England Queen Elizabeth II made two stops Thursday in Liverpool devoted to the Beatles, opening a new $48 million passenger terminal at John Lennon Airport and attending an exhibit of paintings by Paul McCartney.

At the airport, the queen met with Yoko Ono, above, the widow of the murdered Beatle, and viewed a life-size bronze statue of Lennon, complete with his trademark round spectacles and swept-back hair.

The queen chatted with Ono and sculptor Tom Murphy, creator of the Lennon statue. Ono said afterward that "John would have been very proud and honored."

The queen then met with McCartney at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery.

The 60-year-old former Beatle showed the monarch a display of 70 of his largely abstract paintings and sculptures, saying afterward, "I think she liked them. She said they were very colorful, and I took that as a great compliment."

Myers gets own shagadelic star

Los Angeles Yeah, baby! Mike Myers of the "Austin Powers" films now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Wearing a black suit and shirt, the Canadian-born actor, below, displayed his usual self-deprecating humor Wednesday as he accepted the award in front of an adult gift shop. "It's a long way from playing street hockey in Toronto to having a star in front of the International Love Boutique," he quipped.

The 39-year-old former "Saturday Night Live" cast member was accompanied by his wife, Robin Ruzan, his mother and two brothers. Celebrity guests included "Austin Powers" co-stars Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling and Seth Green.

The ceremony took place two days before the nationwide release of "Austin Powers in Goldmember," the third installment of the spy spoof series.

Winfrey headed to hall of fame

New York Oprah Winfrey, Don Imus, "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer and CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer are among this year's inductees into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

They'll be honored at a black-tie gala set for Nov. 11 at the Marriott Marquis in New York.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the International Radio and Television Society Foundation and the Broadcasters' Foundation, which helps TV and radio professionals in times of crisis.

Members of the hall, established in 1991 to recognize excellence in television, cable and radio, include Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Edward R. Murrow, Jackie Gleason and Orson Welles.

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