BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Sixty-three years on the throne, and she’s still making headlines. Queen Elizabeth II is officially Britain’s longest reigning monarch. The royal ascended to the throne in 1952, after her father passed away when she was just 25 years old. She has now been queen for 63 years and seven months. Her great, great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, was the previous longest serving monarch in British history.
Back in the U.S., the world of television has a new co-queen. The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting joins Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara on top of the Forbes list of TV’s highest paid actresses this year. Each banked $28.5 million, before taxes. Other top-earning actresses include Julie Bowen, Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy, and Mariska Hargitay from Law and Order SVU.
Serena and Venus Williams are no strangers to competing on the court. Younger sister Serena won when the sisters went head to head for the twenty-seventh time at the U.S. Open in New York City on Wednesday night. “We’re very tough competitors on the court but once the match is over and the second it’s done, we’re sisters, we’re roommates and we’re all that,” she said afterwards. Serena now moves onto the semifinals.
Following the premiere of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS, Late Late Show host James Cordon brought Bradley Cooper to his couch. The duo ended up dancing the night away when Cooper explained how he learned the choreographer for his role in Silver Linings Playbook.