Royal wedding watch. Yesterday we asked for readers to send in any nauseating royal wedding coverage that they come across. Crikey reader Diana Lyons found this article by the Port Macquarie News titled “A right royal treat in store“. As Lyons noted to Crikey: “The Port Macquarie News always tries to get a local angle on the big stories. As you can see, it usually fails to come up with anything much at all.”

Here at Crikey we couldn’t help but notice the double-page spread cut-out-and-keep Will and Kate masks in today’s Herald Sun

Front page of the day. Isn’t it nice to see a celebrity other than a member of the royal family or Justin Bieber on the front page of a newspaper? Especially when a clever pun is used …

Syrian blogger says she faced arrest but remains defiant

“Since February, a young Syrian-American English teacher has been blogging from Damascus about politics and what it’s like to be gay in Syria. Wednesday, her voice got out there in a more profound way after a blog post she wrote went viral. In the post, she tells of a visit two security service men, wearing black leather jackets and carrying pistols, made to her house in the middle of the night. They had come to arrest her for her blog, A Damascus Gay Girl.” — Washington Post

Fox News pushes Mike Huckabee on running for president

“Mike Huckabee may be running out of time to make a decision on running for president. It’s not that the former Arkansas governor feels any political imperative to speed up his timetable. But his Fox News bosses would like him either to jump into the White House race soon or announce that he’s taking a pass.” — Daily Beast

Star magazine apologises to Katie Holmes, settles lawsuit

“Katie Holmes has settled her lawsuit with the publishers of Star magazine over a cover story that insinuated she was a drug addict.” — Huffington Post

The Guardian closes “unsustainable” local sites

The Guardian is to close its regional news pilot Guardian Local, which saw three “beatbloggers” cover Edinburgh, Cardiff and Leeds for the newspaper.” —

New York Times apologises for amusing typo about Obama’s mum

“An article on Page 30, about President Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, misstates the title of the book from which the article is adapted. It is ‘A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother,’ not ‘A Single Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother.'” — New York Times

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