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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:00 am


Gadot pays visit to kids in hospital

Associated Press

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot visited children at a Virginia hospital wearing her iconic Amazonian armor costume from the superhero film.

At Inova Children's Hospital in northern Virginia, Gadot signed autographs Friday and posed for photos with patients and staffers.

One mom, Kelly Sahady of Sterling, posted photos to social media of Gadot holding her 7-month-old daughter and giving her a kiss. Sahady tells WUSA-TV her daughter, Karalyne, is fighting an aggressive form of pediatric cancer called acute myeloid leukemia. She says meeting Gadot was a fun break.

Crews have been shooting “Wonder Woman 1984” in the Washington region in recent weeks.

Prince christened

The third child of Prince William and wife Kate was christened Monday at a royal chapel.

The service for Prince Louis was attended by guests including Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan.

Louis's siblings Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, also watched the ceremony at The Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace.

Kate's parents and siblings were also there, including her sister Pippa Middleton, who is pregnant. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip didn't attend.

Petty auction

A 1965 Gibson SG electric guitar owned by Tom Petty will be auctioned, along with one the late rocker's top hats.

Heritage Auctions announced Monday that the auction will occur on July 21. It says the guitar was played by Petty during his 1986 tour with Bob Dylan.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the guitar will benefit two Southern California charities, The Midnight Mission that helps the homeless and the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund.

The guitar and top hat are being sold by Petty's friend, Norm Harris, who runs a rare guitar shop. Heritage says Harris sold the guitar to Petty. The rocker returned it to Harris years later after his friend gave him another rare instrument.

Petty died in October at 66.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Composer Jerry Herman is 87. Singer Mavis Staples is 79. Singer Arlo Guthrie is 71. Banjo player Bela Fleck is 60. Actress Fiona Shaw is 60. Drummer Shaw Wilson is 58. Singer Ken Mellons is 53. Guitarist Peter DiStefano is 53. Actor Alec Mapa is 53. Actor Gale Harold is 49. Singer Gary LeVox is 48. Actress Sofia Vergara is 46. Singer Imelda May is 44. Actor Adrian Grenier is 42. Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is 41. Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas is 38. Singer Jessica Simpson is 38. Bassist John Spiker is 37. Actress Heather Hemmens is 34. Rapper-singer Angel Haze is 27. Singer Perrie Edwards is 25.