Princess Diana‘s royal wedding gown is among the dozens of items in a large exhibit covering the princess’ very public life that will open in February at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. “Diana: A Celebration” will run from Feb. 4 through June 10 and include her gown from her fairy-tale wedding in 1981 to Prince Charles and 28 of her designer dresses, family heirlooms, personal mementos, items connected to her extensive charity work, paintings and rare home movies and photos. The 150 objects, which will be displayed in nine galleries on Level 4 of the mall, will be on loan from Althorp Estate, the Spencer family’s 500-year-old ancestral home in England. Also in the exhibition are the original text of the Earl Spencer’s moving tribute to his sister at her 1997 funeral in Westminster Abbey and books of condolences left by people throughout the world. The exhibition is currently at the Foxwoods Resort Casino through Jan. 15 in Connecticut. … GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann lashed out Wednesday at NBC for not apologizing or taking immediate disciplinary action for an off-color song played during her appearance on Jimmy Fallon‘s “Late Night.” In her first comments on the flap, Bachmann said on the Fox News Channel that the Fallon show band displayed sexism and bias by playing a snippet of a 1985 Fishbone song as she walked onstage for Tuesday’s show. The title of the song is “Lyin’ Ass B——.” “This is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite,” Bachmann said. She added, “This wouldn’t be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama. It shouldn’t be tolerated if it’s a conservative woman either.” Fallon has tweeted an apology to Bachmann, saying he was “so sorry about the intro mess.”
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Posted Nov. 23, 2011, at 4:48 p.m.