Honor, She Got.
Hollywood star Angela Lansbury, best known as the clue-collecting super-sleuth in the television series Murder, She Wrote, has been made a Dame of the British Empire.
The 88-year-old actress was one of more than 1,000 people who were recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Years Honors List. For the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917, most of them were women.
Actress Penelope Keith, known to Brits as the snobbish Margot Leadbetter in the 1970s sitcom The Good Life, was also made a dame.
Dr. Marcus Setchell, the queens gynecologist, who oversaw the safe delivery of her great-grandson Prince George, was made a knight.
The twice-yearly royal honors reward hundreds of people for services to their community or national life.
2013’s top tour
Bon Jovi not only has the years top tour, but the rock band has achieved a career high.
The New Jersey-based acts worldwide tour grossed $259.5 million this year, topping Pollstars annual top 20 list and setting a record for the band itself.
Beyoncé is second with $188.6 million. Pink, Justin Bieber and Bruce Springsteen round out the top five.
The top 20 list also included Taylor Swift, Elton John, Rihanna, Depeche Mode and One Direction. The Rolling Stones comeback tour ranked 12th, a notch under Paul McCartney.
Going to Broadway
Call Me Maybe singer Carly Rae Jepsen has had her calls returned by Broadway.
Producers of Rodgers + Hammersteins Cinderella said Sunday that the Canadian singer-songwriter will take over the role of Cinderella starting Feb. 4 for 12 weeks. Shell take over from Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes.
The Grammy Award nominee began performing in musical theater in high school.
She starred in Annie, The Wiz and Grease before attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts.
Shell join the cast alongside Fran Drescher playing Cinderellas stepmother.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer-guitarist Country Joe McDonald is 72. Comedian Don Novello is 71. Actor Rick Hurst is 68. Singer Steve Ripley is 64. Rapper Grandmaster Flash is 56. Actress Ren Woods is 56. Actor Morris Chestnut is 45. Actor Verne Troyer is 45.