An artist’s royal moment

 

Jennifer Rubell has tapped into her childhood-princess fantasies and made a wax lookalike of Prince Charming, um, William.

Jennifer Rubell has tapped into her childhood-princess fantasies and made a wax lookalike of Prince Charming, um, William.

“For Americans, they’re just the embodiment of a fairytale,” Rubell said of Wills and fiancee Kate Middleton on Tuesday morning’s Today show.

The Miami artist appeared to show off the six foot three hunk, which she titled Engagement. He wears a vintage suit and Diana’s famed sapphire ring on his sleeve so visitors to the London gallery where it’s showing can slip their fingers in.

Want him for yourself? The statue is $125,000 (go to www.Stephen Friedman.com for info). Just keep him away from the stove.

- Madeleine Marr

Stirring the pot

Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja, a documentary study of the marijuana trade in 1970s Florida by Miami filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman, will be distributed theatrically in 40 cities across the U.S. after its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in March.

Magnolia Films, which previously distributed the duo’s cult favorite Cocaine Cowboys, will also handle international distribution rights.

Square Grouper is one of five films that Rakontur, Corben and Spellman’s production company, is releasing this year. Also in the pipeline: Limelight, about NYC nightclub impresario Peter Gatien; Dawg Fight, about the phenomenon of backyard fight clubs; Cocaine Cowboys: Remixed, a new version of the documentary about the South Florida cocaine wars of the ‘80s; and a still-unnamed documentary for ESPN exploring salaries in pro sports.

- Rene Rodriguez

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