ROYAL WEDDING: Meghan Issues Statement on Father
Meghan Markle has publicly addressed some of the family drama she's been faced with ahead of her big wedding to Prince Harry.
The princess-to-be confirmed in a statement released through Kensington Palace that her father, Thomas Markle, will not be walking her down the aisle since he is recovering from heart surgery. She said, "Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health." She added, "I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday."
It's still not known if anyone will walk Meghan down the aisle or if she will be flying solo. Her mother, Doria Ragland, in in London and will attend the wedding. (E!)
CHRISSY TEIGEN: Delivers Baby Boy
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have a new arrival to the family.
Early Thursday morning, Chrissy tweeted, (quote) “Somebody's herrrrrrre!" followed by a baby bottle emoji. John retweeted it.
Through IVF, they opted to have a baby boy. Their 2-year-old daughter, Luna, was sex-selected, too. (New York Daily News)
JARED LETO: Next on the #MeToo Hit List?
Jared Leto could be the next one taken down by the #MeToo movement.
The singer and actor has been publicly shamed by former Disney star, Dylan Sprouse. On Wednesday, Dylan tweeted, (quote) “Yo @JaredLeto now that you’ve slid into the dm’s of every female model aged 18-25, what would you say your success rate is?”
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Dunn suggested Jared may have preyed on underage girls. He tweeted yesterday, (quote) “He starts at 18 on the internet?”
So far, 46-year-old Jared has not responded. That could change if any of those young models share the receipt on Dylan’s allegation. (People)
KRIS JENNER: Will Sue Poor People
Kris Jenner doesn’t care if you’re poor. She'll still sue your butt if you mess with her or her family.
In an interview with the HuffPost, the momager says when an employee was suspected of trying to take photos of then-pregnant daughter Kylie, the 62-year-old thought about getting the person arrested.
“We obviously will go to and spare no expense to hold somebody accountable if that happens on our team,” Kris said. “I don’t care how much money somebody might have ― if they have nothing. Some people think, ‘Oh, I don’t have any money, and they’re not going to sue me.’ Well, we’ll take payments. We’ll garner those wages for, you know, the next 10 years. But I just think that people don’t think. It’s a foolish thing to do.”
ROYAL WEDDING: Less Spicy Than Previously Thought
Forget about that Spice Girls reunion at the royal wedding. Despite reports, not all of the singers were invited to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big day.
A while back Mel B said the group would reunite and perform at the reception, but a source tells Page Six that “only Victoria, Emma and Geri were invited, so clearly, the Spice Girls were never going to perform.”
The gossip site says, "Mel B is at home in Los Angeles and was never, in fact, invited, nor was Mel C."
The Beckhams also attended Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.
The Mels might not be missing much. Apparently, people don't care about the wedding. According to a YouGov poll published by HuffPost on Wednesday, only 28% of U.S. residents are interested in the union, while only 30% of Brits give a hoot.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK
DEADPOOL 2 (Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.
WHO'S IN IT? Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Bill Skarsgård, Brianna Hildebrand, Zazie Beetz, Terry Crews, Leslie Uggams
- Josh Brolin, who plays Cable, also portrays Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.
- Deadpool 2 is expected to break the record for highest grossing opening for an R-rated film, which was set by the first movie in 2016.
- Deadpool 3 and an X-Force spinoff are already in the works.
- T.J. Miller, who appeared in the first two Deadpool movies, will not be in any of the sequels. He was recently arrested for allegedly phoning in a fake bomb threat.
SHOW DOGS (Comedy)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A macho Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
WHO'S IN IT? Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, voices of Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O'Neal, Stanley Tucci
- This is director Raja Gosnell's fourth movie with talking dogs, following Scooby-Doo(2002), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) and Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008).
- The movie was shot at Pinewood Studios in Cardiff, Wales.
- Will Arnett and Gabriel Iglesias also both worked on The Nut Job (2014) and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017).
BOOK CLUB (Comedy - Drama)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
WHO'S IN IT? Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Alicia Silverstone, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, Wallace Shawn, Richard Dreyfuss, Craig T. Nelson
- The cast includes four Oscar winners -- Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Richard Dreyfuss and Mary Steenburgen.
- Andy Garcia played Diane Keaton's nephew in The Godfather 3.
- Don Johnson's daughter Dakota starred in the 50 Shades of Grey movies.
WHITNEY HOUSTON: Sexually Abused as a Child
The Whitney Houston documentary debuted at the Cannes Film Festival with a bombshell revelation: she was sexually abused by Dionne Warwick’s sister.
Whitney dropped hints but in her lifetime never spoke openly about being molested. In one interview, Whitney said, (quote) “Child abuse makes me angry. It bothers me that children, who depend on adults for security and love, it makes me angry.”
Her long-time personal assistant recalled a tearful conversation as Whitney confessed her secret. She told Mary Jones, (quote) “I was molested at a young age. But it wasn’t by a man — it was a woman.”
Whitney’s half-brother says in the film that he was a victim, too. (quote) “Seven, eight, nine years old and being molested by a female family member.” It’s allegedly Dee Dee Warwick, who passed away a decade ago. (Vanity Fair)
ED SHEERAN: You Say Tomato, I Say Ick!
Yes, Ed Sheeran will be remembered for songs like "Shape of You," but an Irish ice cream chain just made sure that he'll also go down in history as a dessert legend -- by introducing a ketchup flavor in his honor.
Gelati, which has several locations in Ireland, where Ed is currently touring, just created the limited-edition flavor in his honor -- because he's made no secret of his passion for the ketchup. Ed loves the condiment so much that he travels with a stash and has a Heinz logo tattooed on his bicep, but he hasn't tried the ice cream yet.
Ketchup isn't the only offbeat item on Gelati's menu -- the shop also offers a gin and tonic sorbet to wash things down. (People)