Twitter is now a bit more royal. Britain’s Prince Andrew has joined the micro-blogging service as @TheDukeOfYork. Within hours of opening the account Monday, Andrew had more than 10,000 followers — but also had received several abusive comments. The son of Queen Elizabeth II has served as a navy helicopter pilot and a British business ambassador, and is following charities, arts organizations, and the Hunstanton Golf Club on Twitter. So far he is was not following his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, who tweets as @SarahTheDuchess. The British monarchy has two official Twitter accounts, but Andrew is the first family member to tweet in a personal capacity, signing messages he has written AY.
Lauryn Hill in prison
Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. Hill reported to federal prison in Danbury, said Ed Ross, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates at the minimum security prison live in open dormitory-style living quarters and are expected to work jobs such as maintenance, food service, or landscaping. Hill pleaded guilty last year in New Jersey to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007.
Bon Jovi donates $1m
Jon Bon Jovi went home Monday to present a $1 million check from his band to a fund to help New Jersey recover from Superstorm Sandy. The rocker joined Governor Chris Christie and the state’s first lady Mary Pat Christie to announce the donation during a ceremony where the native son rocker got bigger cheers than the popular governor. ‘‘My being here is not political,’’ Bon Jovi said during a news conference in front of the borough hall in the central New Jersey town. ‘‘It’s emotional.’’
New show for Jenner
Kris Jenner isn’t going it alone on her new Fox talk show: Joan Rivers and Sean ‘‘Diddy Combs’’ will be among the cohosts sharing the stage with Jenner. The show’s producer said Monday that Jenner will be paired with a different cohost for each episode of the daytime show, titled ‘‘Kris.’’ Others in the lineup include Kathie Lee Gifford, Morris Chestnut, NeNe Leakes, Tom Bergeron, and Ryan Seacrest . Khloe Kardashian-Odom, one of Jenner’s daughters, also will be a ‘‘Kris’’ cohost. The talk show gets a trial run starting next week on selected Fox stations.
“I think I’m an interesting woman, when I look at myself on screen.” — Dustin Hoffman, in a video reflecting on his role in “Tootsie.”