Donald Trump Says He’s ‘Not A Fan’ Of Meghan Markle, Wishes Prince Harry ‘Luck’

During the press conference, Daily Mail reporter Nikki Schwab told Trump, “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chimed in on the U.S. election and essentially encouraged people to vote for Joe Biden. I wanted to get your reaction to that.” 

“I’m not a fan of hers,” Trump says of the duchess, adding that “she probably has heard that” as he’s made similar comments before.  

“But I wish a lot of luck to Harry ― cause he’s going to need it,” the president added. 

On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared in a video for a Time 100 special and spoke about the importance of voting. 

“We’re six weeks out from the election and today is Voter Registration Day,” Meghan said. “Every four years, we are told the same thing ― that ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard.”

“Your voice is a reminder that you matter,” Meghan added. “Because you do ― and you deserve to be heard.” 

Harry also made comments about voting and encouraged people to reject “online negativity.” 

“This election I am not going to be able to vote in the U.S. But many of you may not know that I haven’t been able to vote in the U.K. my entire life,” the duke said. “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.” 

The reporter who asked Trump about the royals on Wednesday interpreted Meghan’s remarks as “encouraging people to vote for Biden.”

However, the duchess did not name a political party or candidate in the video.  A Sussex spokesperson told the BBC that the comments were a ‘call for decency.’” 

When a U.K. Times reporter reached out to Buckingham Palace for a request for comment following the couples’ remarks on Tuesday, the palace declined to comment specifically but said, “The Duke is not a working member of the Royal Family and any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity.”

Trump has spoken ill of Meghan in the past, describing her as “nasty” for referring to him as “divisive” and “misogynistic” in a 2016 interview before she joined the royal family. 

“I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty,” the president said in an interview at the time with The Sun. 

Earlier this year, the president also said, unprompted, that he wouldn’t foot the bill for security for the Sussexes after they moved to California earlier this year.  

“I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom,” he tweeted in March. “It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!” 

The president has a long history of making remarks about women in the royal family. Soon after Princess Diana’s death in 1997, Trump said that he could’ve slept with her.  

And after topless photos of Kate Middleton leaked in 2012, Trump said that the duchess “shouldn’t be sunbathing in the nude – only herself to blame.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Why Co-Parenting With Chris Martin Is ‘Not As Good As It Looks’

Gwyneth Paltrow is pulling back the curtain (thread count higher than you could ever imagine, eco-dyed with crushed truffles, probably) on how she co-parents with ex-husband Chris Martin.

While the “consciously uncoupled” duo may seem like they’ve got it all figured out, Paltrow said it’s a struggle to be on the same page after a divorce ― no matter how evolved their relationship may seem. 

“It’s like you’re ending a marriage, but you’re still in a family. That’s how it will be forever,” Paltrow said on “The Drew Barrymore Show” on Wednesday. “Some days it’s not as good as it looks. We also have good days and bad days, but I think it’s driving towards the same purpose of unity and love and what’s best for” the kids.

The actor and the Coldplay lead singer announced their split in 2014 after 10 years of marriage, with their divorce finalized two years later. Together they share son Moses, 14, and daughter Apple, 16.

Paltrow said that in order to move on from the pain of her marriage ending, she had to confront the idea that “just because we break up we can’t love the things about the person anymore.” 

“You are also holding the other person in this sphere of humanity,” the Oscar winner continued, noting that both she and Martin committed to radical accountability and responsibility-sharing in their relationship. 

But their guiding principle as parents was prioritizing the needs of their children. 

“I really wanted my kids to not be traumatized, if it were possible. Chris and I committed to putting them first and that’s harder than it looks because some days you really don’t want to be with the person that you are getting divorced from,” Paltrow explained. “But if you’re committed to having family dinner, then you do it.”

“And you take a deep breath and you look the person in the eye and you remember your pact and you smile and you hug … and recommit to this new relationship that you are trying to foster,” she continued.

As for why Paltrow and Martin split in the first place, the Goop founder previously revealed that they ”never fully settled into being a couple” and that she always felt “a bit of unease and unrest” in their marriage. 

The turning point came during Paltrow’s 38th birthday celebration in Tuscany, Italy. 

“I don’t recall when it happened, exactly. I don’t remember which day of the weekend it was or the time of day,” she wrote in an essay for British Vogue in August. “But I knew — despite long walks and longer lie-ins, big glasses of Barolo and hands held — my marriage was over.”

Paltrow has since married producer Brad Falchuk in a star-studded Hamptons affair in 2018. Martin is currently dating Dakota Johnson, whom Paltrow has said she adores

The two couples frequently go on double dates, travel together and celebrate holidays as one big, blended family, with Paltrow sharing sweet snaps of their adventures together on Instagram. 

In March, she posted a photo of a family ski trip in honor of Martin’s birthday, writing, “Happy Birthday to this hilarious, joy seeking, musical genius who gave me that guy in the middle there (and apple, too). We 💝you.”

Liv Tyler Exits ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Over Coronavirus Travel Concerns

Liv Tyler is hanging up on “9-1-1: Lone Star” after appearing in one season, due to concerns about traveling during the coronavirus pandemic.

The actor has exited the highly-rated Fox series, which follows a group of Texas-based emergency responders, with years left in her contract, due to the “uncertainty surrounding travel amid a potential new wave of infections,” an unnamed source told Deadline.

Tyler, who currently lives in London with partner Dave Gardner and their children, traveled back and forth to Los Angeles to film the series during its first season.

Due to recent measures imposed on U.K. residents to control the country’s rising case count — as well as safety concerns in the U.S., where the pandemic has claimed over 200,000 lives — Tyler has chosen to not return, after discussions with producers over the summer.

Her character, Emergency Medical Services captain Michelle Blake, will not be recast, with co-creator and showrunner Tim Minear suggesting she could return to the show in the future. 

“What a thrill it was having a movie star of Liv Tyler’s stature to help us launch the first season of ‘911: Lone Star,’” Minear said in a statement. “We loved working with Liv and will be forever indebted to her for her haunting, powerful portrayal of Michelle Blake. While we were able to tell a complete chapter in Michelle’s story … we also feel like there are more stories to be told. The door here will always be open for a return.”

The casting news comes weeks after Fox announced that “Alias” alum Gina Torres will be joining the show as a series regular. Torres will play paramedic captain Tommy Vega, who reenters the workforce after the pandemic impacts her family’s finances. 

Production on the second season is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this fall, ahead of a mid-season premiere sometime in early 2021. 

Palace responds to ‘inappropriate’ video

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been slammed for “interfering in US politics” and speaking out about the upcoming presidential election.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity” while Meghan called the presidential race the “most important election of our lifetime,” The Sun reports.

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The couple’s decision to urge people to vote has been slammed by some. Picture: Time100
media_cameraThe couple’s decision to urge people to vote has been slammed by some. Picture: Time100

However many critics have seen this as a thinly veiled attempt by the royals to get their fans to vote Donald Trump out of office.

A statement from Buckingham Palace appeared to distance the couple’s comments from the royal family.

“The Duke is not a working member of the Royal Family and any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity,” they said in a statement to The Times.

Prince Harry admitted that he was not eligible to vote in the US election in November and that he never voted in the UK because royals are meant to be politically neutral.

The pair have been slammed by viewers, who said that politics and the election is none of their business.

One user responded to Harry’s comment saying: “None of his business he is purely a guest in the country.”

Another tweeted: “Completely inappropriate, especially from Harry.”

A third said: “This sounds like foreign interference in the US election.

“I think we need a special counsel to investigate.”

Fierce critic of the couple, Piers Morgan, also shared his opinion, saying: “Prince Harry poking his woke nose into the US election & effectively telling Americans to vote against President Trump is completely unacceptable behaviour for a member of the Royal Family.”

Another commentator said it was “obvious” that the royals were supporting Joe Biden because of Meghan’s previous criticisms of Donald Trump.

“Tell Harry to mind his own barking business. Stop thinking politics in America,” another continued.

The couple have become more politically minded since moving to the US. Picture: Getty
media_cameraThe couple have become more politically minded since moving to the US. Picture: Getty

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In the video clip broadcast as part of the Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people, Meghan said: “Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lifetime. But this one is.

“When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard.

“Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do and you deserve to be heard.”

For his part, Harry said: “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.

“When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realise it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes.

“Because when one person buys into negativity online, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect, but act.”

Although law does not explicitly forbid members of the royal family from voting, the expectation is that royals remain apolitical and never participate in elections.

However, it seems like Harry and Meghan have been forging their own path with their new move to the US.

The Duchess met with feminist powerhouse Gloria Steinem last month for a “backyard chat” where she expressed her excitement at seeing a woman of colour on the Democratic ticket – Kamala Harris.

Before marrying Prince Harry in 2018, she also ridiculed then-presidential candidate Donald Trump during a 2016 appearance on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

She said Trump was “misogynistic and divisive” and indicated her support for Hillary Clinton.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.

Originally published as Palace responds to ‘inappropriate’ video

Gale breaks silence on brother’s death

Megan Gale has spoken for the first time about her brother‘s death, revealing the “huge shock” his loss was.

49-year-old Jason Gale was discovered dead in Karragullen, Perth, on July 22 after being missing for more than a week.

In a video posted to her Instagram, Megan thanked her followers for their “beautiful messages” and said she was “not amazing but doing OK”.

“It appears it‘s highly unusual for people to be off Instagram this long and it’s often an indicator that things aren’t good,” she said.

The model also thanked her followers for their "beautiful messages".
media_cameraThe model also thanked her followers for their “beautiful messages”.
Megan Gale has spoken about the 'huge shock' of her brother's death
media_cameraMegan Gale has spoken about the ‘huge shock’ of her brother’s death

“While things haven‘t been great in my life the last couple of months I am OK, so thank you for your beautiful messages and your concern but I’m fine, I just needed some time away.”

Megan said her absence on social media had been her way of processing her brother‘s death away from the spotlight.

“It was a huge shock. Something that I‘m still working through and processing,” she said. ”And I guess being a public person meant that it was everywhere — which comes with the territory unfortunately and I couldn’t control that.

“But what I could control was how I tapped into that and I chose to disconnect from all media including social.”

Tragically, Jason’s death meant that Megan and her mother had to hop on a plane from Melbourne to Perth and go through two weeks of hotel quarantine before attending his funeral.

Jason Gale was discovered dead after being missing for more than a week.
media_cameraJason Gale was discovered dead after being missing for more than a week.

Megan said the decision to travel had been a difficult one, as she didn’t want to cause more media attention or be away from her young children and fiance for a month.

“I had a very short period of time to make the decision to travel over, because travelling over meant hotel quarantine for two weeks and then planning the funeral and attending the funeral, so I knew that I could be a month away from my kids and my man,” she said.

“And I also knew that by going to Perth that I would be responsible for risking there being more media attention and more focus on it, which I didn‘t want to do. I already felt bad enough, that I’d be the cause of that.”

Shaun Hampson and Megan Gale. Pic: Instagram
media_cameraShaun Hampson and Megan Gale. Pic: Instagram

While hotel quarantine had been “very basic” and Megan had to spend her birthday in isolation, she said the experience had left her with new-found gratitude for the simple things in life.

Melbourne‘s stage four lockdown seemed “luxurious” by comparison because you could still make your own food and go for walks, Megan said.

Megan ended her video by saying she doesn‘t know how often she will be posting on social media but she was “grateful” to be with loved ones.

“I‘m still working through some stuff. But I’m happy and I’m grateful to be with my family in my home,” she said.

Originally published as Gale breaks silence on brother’s death

Felicity Jones Remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg As ‘Beacon Of Light’

Felicity Jones paid tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday in a statement remembering the late Supreme Court associate justice as a “beacon of light.”

The English actor portrayed a young Ginsburg in the 2018 movie “On the Basis of Sex.” The film depicted Ginsburg’s time as a law student, the early days of her marriage to Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer) and her work on a groundbreaking gender discrimination case in 1972. The real Ginsburg made a cameo at the end of the movie.

Felicity Jones (left) at a 2018 screening of "On the Basis of Sex." Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1977.



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Felicity Jones (left) at a 2018 screening of “On the Basis of Sex.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1977.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave us hope, a public figure who stood for integrity and justice — a responsibility she did not wear lightly,” Jones said, according to People. “She will be missed not only as a beacon of light in these difficult times but for her razor-sharp wit and extraordinary humanity. She taught us all so much. I will miss her deeply.”

The film’s director, Mimi Leder, honored Ginsburg with a post on Instagram.

“RBG I will never forget you,” Leder wrote. “Thank you for profoundly changing the world with your fiercely brilliant powerful mind, heart and soul! Your courage and bravery paved the way for us all. We will continue the fight in your name. Warrior!! Rest in Peace and Power my dear friend Madam Justice💔.”

The year 2018 saw the release not only of “On the Basis of Sex” but also “RBG,” a feature-length documentary about Ginsburg’s life. The co-directors of that film, Julie Cohen and Betsy West, tweeted photos of their time working with Ginsburg and said in a joint statement that they were “crushed” by the news of her death.

‘Kim has the whole divorce planned out’

Kim Kardashian is thinking about divorcing Kanye West in light of his latest episode, Page Six is exclusively told.

A source close to the couple tells Page Six that West’s bipolar disorder and his anti-abortion stance have taken a toll on their crumbling marriage.

“Kim has the whole divorce planned out,” our insider shared, “but she’s waiting for him to get through his latest episode”.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at his Wyoming ranch. Picture: Instagram
media_cameraKim Kardashian and Kanye West at his Wyoming ranch. Picture: Instagram

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Over the past few months, West, 43, has been extremely vocal about being pro-life, telling a rally crowd that he and Kardashian, 39, nearly aborted their oldest child, daughter North West.

“I almost killed my daughter,” he said during the July event. “No more Plan B, Plan A.”

Not long afterwards, Kardashian, 39, defended the Jesus Is King rapper and opened up about his mental health struggles.

A separate source later told Page Six that she wouldn’t divorce West because it wasn’t “a good look” at the time.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
media_cameraKim Kardashian and Kanye West at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

In September, West revisited the topic of abortion, saying his greatest accomplishment was “still being sensitive enough to cry at the idea of aborting my daughter”. But West sparked concern again last week when he mentioned his daughter in a tweet about being murdered.

“NORTHY I AM GOING TO WAR AND PUTTING MY LIFE ON THE LINE AND IF I AM MURDERED DON’T EVER LET WHITE MEDIA TELL YOU I WASNT A GOOD MAN,” West tweeted, adding, “WHEN PEOPLE THREATEN TO TAKE YOU OUT OF MY LIFE JUST KNOW I LOVE YOU.”

Representatives for the couple didn’t respond to numerous requests for comment.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission

Originally published as ‘Kim has the whole divorce planned out’

Twisted Sister Tells Anti-Maskers Don’t Use Our Song For ‘Moronic Cause’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider took to social media to condemn anti-maskers who went into a Florida Target store blaring the group’s hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” while ripping off their masks.

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale. The video had more than 30 million views.

Snider said the group doesn’t have his “permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause.”

The stunt drew quick action from Broward County officials. Target was fined for not enforcing the county’s mask law and citations were mailed to the protesters, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

Fort Lauderdale resident Chris Nelson told the newspaper that his group, ReOpen South Florida, organized the “flash mob.” He also posted a YouTube video of it from their vantage point on Tuesday.

“In celebration of Burn Your Mask Day we decided to spread some freedom dust over the shoppers and employees of Target!” the YouTube caption said.

The small group of anti-maskers approached customers inside the store.

“We’re Americans, breathe,” a woman yelled. “It’s all a lie!”

Another woman screamed that a customer should take the mask off. “You don’t need it,” she said.

If a guest complied, the group cheered.

Federal health officials have said masks could effectively halt the spread of COVID-19 and have begged the public to embrace them. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a committee of U.S. senators on Wednesday that a simple face covering could be more effective than a vaccine in protecting people from the virus.

Nelson has been involved with previous protests related to the coronavirus pandemic. He staged a protest against beach closures on the Fourth of July. He shouted about restrictions being intrusions on citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights during a Broward County news conference. Police asked him to leave, saying he was causing a disturbance. He initially resisted but complied after an officer ordered him to place his hands behind his back.

Three people were identified on video and the county mailed them $100 citations for failing to wear facial coverings in public spaces to help curb the spread of COVID-19, Broward County spokeswoman Margaret Stapleton told the newspaper.

“Any additional participants from the video that are able to be identified will also receive $100 citations in the mail,” she said.

Interim Assistant Police Chief Frank Sousa said the group was gone when officers arrived. But he told the newspaper the protesters had entered the store with their masks on.

Danielle Schumann, a Target corporate spokeswoman, said Target requires shoppers to wear masks inside stores. The protesters were asked to leave “after they removed their masks and became disruptive and rude to other shoppers,” she said.

Nelson told the Sun Sentinel he will continue to use the Twisted Sister song, despite Snider’s criticism.

“It’s sad,” Nelson said. “It’s a great anthem about freedom and overcoming oppression.”

Miley Cyrus ‘faked it’ with Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus’s new song takes stabs at her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth and hints that she “faked it” in the bedroom with him.

The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer has been working on her upcoming album, ‘She Is Miley Cyrus’ – her seventh album – for that past three years.

The pair met while filming The Last Song and were in an on-again-off-again relationship for a decade since 2009 before getting married in December 2018 but broke up last August.

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus split up in 2019 after a decade-long relationship. Picture: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
media_cameraLiam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus split up in 2019 after a decade-long relationship. Picture: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

In the unreleased song Win Some, Lose Some, she sings: “Last night was the nail in the coffin, Lord knows we were already dead.

“Look back and the memory’s haunted, can’t believe we did it again, yeah.

“Can’t count all the times that I faked it, thank God for the thoughts in my head.”

In the chorus, she sings: “You know me the best, but you hurt me the worst, my darling. I can’t pretend any more.”

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Miley Cyrus on holiday in Italy, on the same day she announced her split with husband Liam Hemsworth. Picture: Instagram
media_cameraMiley Cyrus on holiday in Italy, on the same day she announced her split with husband Liam Hemsworth. Picture: Instagram

In her unreleased song ‘WTF Do I Know’, she sings: “Maybe getting married just to cause a distraction.

“You wanted an apology? Not from me. I had to leave you in your own misery. So tell me, baby, am I wrong that I moved on? And I don’t even miss you.

“Thought that it’d be you until I die, but I let go.”

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Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter (pictured) were seen kissing while on holiday in Italy, a day after Miley announced her separation from husband Liam Hemsworth. Source - https://www.instagram.com/kaitlynn/
media_cameraMiley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter (pictured) were seen kissing while on holiday in Italy, a day after Miley announced her separation from husband Liam Hemsworth. Source – https://www.instagram.com/kaitlynn/

The 27-year-old singer sat down with Joe Rogan recently for a wide-ranging chat on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast during which she described the biggest struggle of her very public divorce from the actor.

Ever the open book, she told Rogan it “f***ing sucked” going through the split in the public eye, adding that it wasn’t just the divorce she had to deal with – it was the immense backlash from the public, who she felt “villainised” by for moving on.

“What really sucked about it wasn’t the fact that me and someone that I loved realised that we don’t love each other the way that we used to anymore. That’s OK, I can accept that. I can’t accept the villainising, and just all those stories.”

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The pair who met while filming 2010’s The Last Song. Picture: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
media_cameraThe pair who met while filming 2010’s The Last Song. Picture: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Days after announcing the divorce, Cyrus was pictured kissing reality star Kaitlynn Carter, who had ended her relationship with Brody Jenner shortly before. The two engaged in a brief relationship before Miley struck up a romance with Aussie singer Cody Simpson, which ended recently.

Hemsworth, too, has moved on with two women since the break-up after being seen with actress Maddison Brown and model Gabriella Brooks.

Originally published as Miley Cyrus ‘faked it’ with Hemsworth