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How Meghan Markle Sparked Racial ‘Awakening’ in Prince Harry

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle open up in a rare interview with the ‘Evening Standard’ about the Black Lives Matter movement in honor of British Black History Month. The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex explains how Markle awakened him to issues affecting minorities, and how the couple is committed to enacting change.

“For me it’s awareness and its education and it’s teaching um you know I’ve had some I’ve had as an awakening as such of my own”. PRINCE HARRY

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are honoring british black history month by speaking out about the issues facing minorities in the united kingdom and around the world. Katie Nicholl said “Black lives matters is something that really resonates with both of them. I understand that this is going to be an area where we’re going to see the couple doing a lot more work and taking a lot more interest”.

In a rare interview with the british evening standard newspaper the couple makes a list of next generation trailblazers recognized for challenging prejudice and their positive contribution to british society. The 36 year old duke reveals he’s had an awakening to the issues facing minorities since first meeting his wife who is biracial. He said “I wasn’t aware of so many of the issues and so many problems with uh within the uk but also globally as well I thought I did, but I didn’t”.

The duke of sussex says that one of the biggest problems is a lack of representation but he adds that placing blame doesn’t help fix the issue, he explained “it’s not about pointing the finger, it’s not about blame and I’ll be the first person to say that this again isn’t about learning, learning what our part is in all this and how we can make it better”. Meghan Markel added “when you happen to look at some of the names that um the people from our list that we know some of the people that they suggested is really exciting so for example Missan had chosen someone who created the black curriculum and when you start just look at history books and what we’re taught to see it through a different lens at least see it through a diverse lens will help shape how children understand where they come from and then to know better where they’re going”.

Megan, who notes that she and Harry spoke with black lives matter co-founder Alicia Garza earlier this year is in support of peaceful protests supporting black equality. She said “when there’s just peaceful protest and when there’s the intention of just wanting unity and wanting the recognition of equality then that is a beautiful thing actually and so you know, while it has been challenging for a lot of people certainly and having to make this reckoning of historical significance that has gotten people to the place that they are that’s uncomfortable for people and we recognize that it’s uncomfortable for us”.

Historically members of the royal family don’t speak out on topics that are deemed to be political. But Harry and Megan stepped down as senior members of the royal family in late March and Harry acknowledges that the couple’s views “may seem controversial”. But he doesn’t seem to be afraid of speaking his mind. In fact Harry added that they reached out to Britain’s Got Talent judge Ashley Banjo who received complaints after his dance troops black lives matter themed performance earlier this month. In his performance, they say “as the world watched on, another black life gone, leaving what we thought we knew in tatters what we thought we knew, some clearly didn’t black lives matter”.

Prince Harry said about the performance : “we spoke to Ashley Banjo a few weeks ago and straight after the the uh the Britain’s Got Talent um situation and you know that in itself I’m sure even just me talking about it will become controversial but the reality is that you know he he and his and his team of guys put on the most amazing display”. 

In addition to speaking with the evening standard the couple also wrote an essay for the publication about the people they named on their trailblazers list “for as long as structural racism exists there will be generations of young people of color who do not start their lives with the same equality of opportunity as their white peers and for as long as that continues untapped potential will never get to be realized we cannot change history nor can we edit our past but we can define our future as one that is inclusive as one that is equal and one that is colorful”.

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Millie Bobby Brown Almost QUIT Acting For This Reason!!

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Millie Bobby Brown just revealed that she almost quit acting just before getting cast in Stranger Things thanks to a major rejection from Game Of Thrones. We all know now that Millie Bobby Brown is one of the most successful young actresses in the world, but that almost didn’t happen after “Game of Thrones” rejected her.

In a new interview with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, Millie Bobby Brown revealed that before Stranger Things, she was close to giving up on acting after receiving repeat rejections. Millie opened up about how tough Hollywood can be, especially for someone so young facing so many rejections. She said “This industry is just full of rejection 24/7”, she added, “I mean I feel like you do get far more…You get no’s, a lot of no’s before you get a yes”.

Millie went on and explained that for a while she was auditioning non stop for anything from guest starring roles to commercials, but then she landed a big audition with Game Of Thrones which she thought could be her big break. The character she auditioned for was Lyanna Mormont, who was on the show from Seasons 6 to 8 as the tiny but tough leader of Bear Island. We know now that Lyanna was ultimately played by Bella Ramsey, not Millie. 

Millie continued “I then auditioned for Game Of Thrones and I got a no for that and then that was like when I was like this is very difficult and I guess I really wanted that role”. She went on to explain that after getting rejected from this role, she was ready to call it quits when she did one more audition for a Netflix project called “Montauk”.

“Montauk” ultimately ended up being called “Stranger Things” and well, you know the rest. “We then named the show Stranger Things and that’s blah blah blah but you know Montauk was the one that gave me that hope of doing it all again.”

This is just another example of why you should never give up on your dreams, whether or not you know it at the time, these things happen for a reason! When the Game Of Thrones door closed for Millie, the Stranger Things door opened, and like she said, the rest is history. And since Stranger Things Millie has gone on to land other major roles in movies like Godzilla and most recently she starred alongside Henry Cavill in the latest rendition of the Sherlock Holmes story, “Enola Holmes,” which is also on Netflix. In her interview with Jimmy Fallon, Millie also did tease that Stranger Things is back in production for Season 4.

Millie revealed how excited she is to get to play Eleven again saying, “I can’t wait to get back to work, I missed playing Eleven so much… She’s always such a challenge to play. And it’s just been quite a while since I’ve been on set with my friends.”

And we’re also so excited that Stranger Things is back on set. The show faced multiple delays in production due to this year’s lockdowns which pushed the release date way back. It was originally supposed to come out this year, but now we’re hoping for an early 2021 release date since we know they’re filming again.

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Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Throw ADORABLE Pumpkin Painting Party for Daughter True

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Ball is officially here and on Saturday Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson brought in the new season by throwing a pumpkin party for their two-year-old daughter True.

True and her two-year-old cousin Chicago took the party to the next level by painting each other’s faces in this adorable video kim and kanye’s youngest son Psalm also joined in on the festivities with his big sister. Khloe summed up the fun by captioning the post, “family pumpkin carving day”. 

It seems like True and her cousins had a great day getting into the Halloween spirit.  A source told Entertainment Tonight in august that Khloe and tristan were officially back together saying “Things with Khloe and Tristan have been great, and the couple is taking this time in quarantine to really reconnect and enjoy one another”. All of this comes after Khloe and Tristan previously split in 2019 after tristan was caught in two separate cheating scandals, one just days before True’s birth in 2018 and the other with kylie jenner’s former bestie Jordan Woods.

The couple’s journey towards trying to rekindle their relationship has started playing out on the latest season of keeping up with the kardashians. And True’s pumpkin patch party is the latest evidence that things seem to be working out between the two.

In 2019 Khloe opened up to ET about how motherhood puts the hard times in life into perspective, she said “It’s just like no matter how tired you are, whatever you just it’s complete bliss and like no matter what and no matter just I mean christmas day I was so hungover and I was like how am I going to get through this day and just when you see your baby and how happy and like you just get through it and I was like okay if I could do anything I could do this and it’s just the best and just the love that you get that you also get to give and receive it’s just it’s beautiful”. She added, “I think also motherhood just puts life into perspective and what’s important to you and and I still think people who don’t have kids there’s definitely there’s things that are important to them too because I felt that way but I think you just re-evaluate things like I don’t want to do that tonight and it’s okay to say no so I can spend time with my family”.

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Artists Who HATE Their Most Iconic Songs!

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When we think back on some of the songs we’ve made lifelong memories to, it’s crazy to think that some of the artists that they belong to, actually can’t  stand the sound of them to this day… wild, right?!

Think of all those times our favorite  classics like “I Kissed a Girl” or  “Party in the U.S.A.” have come on,  and you immediately get that feeling of nostalgia and recite every word  as if it were 2009 all over again. Such a good feeling, right? For us, these hits are considered a blast  from the past, but for artists who’ve sung them over and over again, they are sadly  sometimes only considered a thing of the past. Seriously though, imagine if the first song that put Katy Perry on the map in 2008 was never even a thing. “I Kissed a Girl” was Katy’s first of many risque tracks, but she previously revealed to Glamour that, if given the chance, she would like to rework it… and for pretty good reasons. She said, “We’ve really  changed, conversationally, in the past 10 years. We’ve come a long way. Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity. If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it.” She went on to admit that, “Lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes on it. Your mind changes so much in 10 years, and you grow so much. What’s true for you can evolve.”

Another pop princess who straight-up can’t stand the sound of her song “Telephone” is Lady Gaga, and I’m going to try my best not to be offended because for one, the song includes Beyonce, and secondly, it’s certified pure pop perfection and still one of my all time faves. Back in 2011, Gaga caught up with Time Out London, and revealed this shocking truthbomb, saying “I can’t even watch the ‘Telephone’ video, I hate it so much.” Her reason being: “There are so many f******  ideas in that video and all I see in that video is my brain throbbing with ideas and I wish I had edited myself a little bit more.” I mean say what you will Gaga, a lot of us LOVE it!

We haven’t heard much from Lorde in recent  months, so if you feel the need to go and replay her first hit single “Royals”  – side note, I often do – her only advice would be that you replay every cover  of the song, but the original version. While speaking to Fuse, Lorde admitted, “I listen to people covering the song and putting their own spin on it—and I listen to it in every single form except the original one I put out—and I realize that actually it sounds horrible.”

Not sure what version Lorde was listening to, but that thought never ever crossed our minds. She continued to share her opinion on the song, saying, “It sounds like a ringtone from a 2006 Nokia. None of the melodies are cool or good. It’s disastrous. Awful… but for the same reason, in the context of the way I  released it, it just worked out.” And we’re SO glad it did!

Throwing it all the way back to when This Is Us star Mandy Moore kicked off her music career in 1999, if you remember the upbeat bop “Candy,” featuring a bleach blonde Mandy and those epic pop dance moves, this one’s for you. But if you were hoping to hear a newer, 2020-esque version of the song, I regret to inform you that  your chances are looking pretty slim to none. Looking back on her first two albums, Mandy revealed to Glamour, “Ugh, those were awful–just  awful! If I had the money, I would give a refund to everyone who bought my first two albums.” I don’t know about you, but that is one refund we REFUSE to accept. 

Like Katy Perry, Selena Gomez isn’t too fond of the song that kicked off her solo music career, but she did admit that it would be  “stupid not to acknowledge” her single “Come & Get It” for what it did for her. While chatting with Entertainment Weekly back in 2016, just three years after the song was released, Selena said, “I love [my producers] Stargate more than anything, but it’s very difficult for me to perform live. It’s not my song.” She went on to add, “To me, it sounds  like a Rihanna reject. That was just in the beginning. I was so young. I was wanting a hit,” thinking, “‘I don’t know if I need a hit, but  maybe I do so people can respect me?’” All in all, Sel remains grateful for everything this song did for her and her career… and let’s be real: we’re still not  changing the station when the song comes on. 

We all have regrets in our lives, especially regrets in the form of cursing an ex’s name or subtweeting the person who did us wrong. In Taylor Swift’s case, her regret came  in the form of a song she wrote back in 2010 called “Better Than Revenge,” reportedly taking aim at actress  Camilla Belle, who hooked up with Joe Jonas immediately after he broke up with Taylor. Coincidentally, Joe and Camilla met on the set of the Jonas Brothers “Lovebug” music video, when  Joe was still dating Taylor. During an interview with The Guardian four years  later, Taylor recalled, “I was 18 when I wrote that. That’s the age you are when you think someone can actually take your boyfriend. Then you grow up and realize no one takes someone from you if they don’t want to leave.”

Above all else, you can’t help but feel some type of vengeful way when listening. Speaking of revenge songs, Paramore’s lead singer Hayley Williams has claimed that her claim to fame “Misery Business” just doesn’t do it for her anymore. Earlier this year, Hayley caught up with  Kerrang! Magazine where she revealed that she’s been unable to relate to the song for a very long time. She added, “Those words were written when I was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective. It wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. It was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment I experienced as a high schooler.” We undoubtedly felt ALL the feels in high school, from first loves to first heartbreak to friendships blossoming and falling out. But one song so many grew up to know and  love, especially in the younger school days, whether it was tied to a specific flame or not was Oasis’ “Wonderwall.” “You’re my wonderwall.” It’s catchy, it’s a classic karaoke hit and it’s nostalgic as heck, BUT believe it or not, the band has much different thoughts about the 1995 smash hit song. During an interview around the release of their 2008 album Dig Out Your Soul, lead singer Liam Gallagher responded to a question about the new album saying, “At least there’s no Wonderwall on there. I can’t f****** stand that f****** song. Every time I have to sing it I want to gag.” A little harsh, right? Liam went on to explain the issue with the song, adding, “Problem is, it was a big, big tune for us. You go to America and they’re like: ‘Are  you Mr. Wonderwall?’ You want to chin someone.” 

Yeah, perhaps just stick to listening to this song strictly in private from now on. And last, but most certainly not least, can you ever imagine living in a world without Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A”? Or what about a world that never involved her  swinging on a wrecking ball in her birthday suit? Let’s face it: These songs  and music videos are ICONIC, but Miley admitted shortly after the song was released that the only reason she chose to sing it was because she needed  something to go with her clothing line. She said, “I didn’t write it and I didn’t expect it to be popular, originally. It was just something that I wanted to do and I needed some songs and it turned out for the best.” In fact, Miley admitted to never even listening to pop music, saying that her 13-year-old self would have definitely called out her 17-year-old self, calling her a ‘sellout.’ However, Miley did claim that there’s no way she couldn’t ‘love’ “Party In The U.S.A.” saying, “I would never take it back. But that’s not who I am, that’s not where I want to sing, that’s not what I want to sing, and that’s  not what I want my voice to sound like.”

And although she is anything BUT a sellout, Miley also talked about “Wrecking Ball” during  an interview on the Zach Sang Show in 2017. When asked to choose between three of  her songs, Miley was quick to admit that “Wrecking Ball” was her least favorite, saying, “That’s something you can’t take away … swinging around naked on a wrecking ball lives forever.” She also added that her “worst nightmare” is having the song played at her funeral…  weird flex, but to each their own! 

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Julianne Hough CRIES in New Video as She Works Toward ‘Full Reconciliation’ With Husband

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Julianne Hough released the music video for ‘Transform’ amid news that she and estranged husband Brooks Laich are working on a ‘full reconciliation.’ A source tells ET the couple is committed to rebuilding their relationship after realizing they took each other for granted in the past. On Sunday, Julianne released the music video for her emotional single ‘Transform’ nearly a year after she filmed it. The singer explained that she previously planned to drop the video last year, but delayed it after she unexpectedly suffered ‘the most tragic loss’ of her life when her dogs died and felt she missed the window of opportunity.

Julianne Hough is fighting to make things work with her estranged hubby Brooks. A source tells ET that the couple who split in May is working on repairing their relationship, explaining “Julianne and Brooks both want to try to make things work. Friends closest to them see this time as very positive. They are hoping for a full reconciliation”. 

The source adds that they realize they had taken each other for granted in the past, but now after having heart-to-heart conversations, the pair is working on being open and respectful of each other and both seem to want to make it work. According to ET source one of the main challenges facing them right now is starting a family, Brooks is ready and Julianne isn’t quite there yet. She said during an interview “I go through waves, I’m like so into it and then I’m like, I’m good and he’s like, you’re like I’ll just be ready when you tell me”, Brooks continued “I’m just yeah basically I’m just along for the ride in this one yeah I don’t think either of us will really be ready, I think it’ll just have to happen”.

News of Julianne and Brooks relationship repair comes on the heels of the release of her music video for transform, the emotional and heartfelt single she released in september 2019. Although the single was released a year ago, Julianne explained in a lengthy Instagram caption why she delayed dropping the video till now, she explained “I was about to release this video when the most tragic loss of my life abruptly occurred, time passed and I felt I had missed my window to release this video”.

The tragic loss, the unexpected deaths of her two dogs Lexi and Harley. Jules continued in the post that she wrote the song during a highly transformative time in her life and called this year her most challenging yet. 

Jullianne said on her Instagram stories “there’s never a right time or anything, you just gotta do what you gotta do in the moment and have it come from like the most pure authentic and loving place and I am deciding that I am releasing this today, because why not”.

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Brad Pitt Calls On Angelina Jolie’s Friend To TESTIFY In Court!

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Brad Pitt is reportedly planning on calling up one of Angelina Jolie’s former co-stars to testify in their ongoing custody trial. In case you’re like wow, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce seems like it’s been in the works longer than their marriage even lasted… you’re right. Their divorce has been ongoing for the past four years and they were only technically married for two, despite being a couple for over a decade.

In September of 2016, Angelina filed for divorce from Brad, citing irreconcilable differences. Then, last year the court finally declared that the two were legally single even though the divorce papers haven’t been finalized. There are still some co-owned assets up in the air like their $67 million property in France along with the ongoing custody battle over their six children. The Brangelina divorce has been messy to say the least with court dates moving around all over the place. But they finally have their upcoming custody trial set for this month starting on October 5th and continuing through October 23rd. And Brad reportedly has a few ideas up his sleeve for these court hearings.

According to Us Weekly sources, Brad wants to call on a former co-star of Angelina’s to help him in his case. In case you forgot, their custody battle escalated after an alleged plane incident involving Brad and their son Maddox. Back in 2016, Brad had been cleared of all child abuse allegations by the Department of Child and Family Services, but the custody battle has ensued. While he plans to take the stand himself, now Brad apparently also wants Angelina’s Girl, Interrupted co-star Jillian Armenante to testify at his request.

Jillian is also known for her roles in Judging Amy, Fresh Off the Boat, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Vice, and The Mayor. This new information about Brad wanting Jillian to testify was uncovered after Brad filed his 21 person witness list late last month. And interestingly enough, Jillian didn’t just star alongside Angelina in one film, they were also both in the 2007 movie A Mighty Heart. It’s unclear exactly why Brad wants Jillian to testify during their custody trial, but it’s possible she knows some private details about their relationship and parenting given that she has known the family since the 1990’s.

Entertainment Tonight is reporting that Jillian is expected to testify “regarding her interactions and communications with and observations of Angelia, Brad, and the children.” Additionally, on top of calling Jillian to the stand, Brad’s witness list also includes multiple psychologists, security consultants, and a therapist. Sources also revealed what some of the biggest issues are going into this trial. They said, “Brad wants 50/50 joint physical and legal custody and wants the family to be based in Los Angeles.”

While Angelina on the other hand doesn’t want the kids’ home base to be LA. The insider said “[She] will only agree to talk about an agreement if the home base for the children isn’t Los Angeles. The younger kids are in school in Los Angeles, which Angelina has always been opposed to.” And though their proposals differ, another source insisted that, “Angelina’s interests are the same as they always have been, which is to protect the kids and the health of the family. In the end, she is going to do what’s best for the children as she has done all along.” 

So hopefully they’re able to sort things out this month with this trial to get one step closer to finalizing their long, drawn out divorce. And as if things couldn’t get any more complicated, Brad Pitt’s rumored girlfriend has been posting some cryptic photos as the tensions between him and Angelina have continued to rise.

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‘Stranger Things’ Cast Reveals Season 4 SPOILER?!

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Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and more from the Stranger Things cast just revealed they are back on set and teased  a potential Season 4 spoiler!

Alright, so if you’re a die hard Stranger Things fan, you’ve been anxiously awaiting  Season 4 for a long time now. Like most other shows, Stranger Things had to stop production back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to David Harbour AKA Hopper, the show was originally supposed to drop this year. We even got a sneak peak of the new season  earlier this year, again before the pandemic,   that revealed that Hopper is in fact alive! But with all the production setbacks fans started to worry that we wouldn’t even get to see Stranger Things season 4 in 2021.

As time has gone on though, more and more shows have headed back to set safely. For example, the Riverdale cast has been sharing photos and videos from set revealing that they are COVID tested 3 times  a week, standing six feet apart when possible, and the crew is all wearing full blown PPE. So we started to get some hope that Stranger Things could begin filming again, especially because back in June the Stranger Things writers teased that they had finished writing the season with this stack of scripts  writing “Stranger Things 4 : the complete season.”

And now, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and more just announced that they are officially back on set! The cast members took to Instagram to share a photo of a clapperboard writing “Meanwhile in the Upside Down…” And this is a big deal not only because it means they are officially filming Stranger Things season 4, but also because their captions contain some  potential spoilers about the upcoming episodes.

In case you forgot, last season ended with Joyce closing the portal to the Upside Down and Eleven defeating the Mind  Flayer in an epic showdown. After everything went down and Hopper seemingly disappeared after the gate was closed, Joyce ended up deciding to move away from Hawkins, Indiana with Jonathan, Will, and Eleven. Then, the trailer that dropped earlier this year revealed that Hopper is likely “the American” we saw in the end credits out in Russia. And now, in a new post the cast shared, revealed that the Upside Down is likely still going to be a part of season 4.

Honestly, with Eleven moving  away, the gate being closed, and the Mind Flayer seemingly being  defeated, we weren’t sure if season 4 was going to take a completely new  direction away from the Upside Down. But now that we know they are back in this other  dimension, it leads us to the questions like does this mean Eleven will be able to get her  powers back and locate Hopper via the Upside Down? And what does that mean for the Mind Flayer, is it gone forever or is it still out there? We can imagine the Mind Flayer would be pretty upset about how things went down   at the end of season 3, so if any of it remains in either the Upside Down or the human realm, it’s safe to guess it will  also be a part of season 4.

And fans were quick to react to the  exciting news that the cast is back on set and people have already begun to share their season 4 theories. When one fan wrote “ARE YOU GUYS FILMING?!” and the official Stranger Things Twitter account coyly responded with a simple “hehe”. 

This person shared their detailed theories behind the new teaser writing “In this image there is a clock, hoppers note to eleven mentioned “turning back the clock” maybe this is literally a reference to that and they are turning back the clock, also, take 79? seems fairly unrealistic for amazing actors and billy’s car is 1979 Chevrolet, so is billy alive????”. Another fan noted that the 79 could also have to do with the year that the Russians returned from space. And this person just wrote what we’re  all thinking saying, “but what does it all mean?????” and Stranger Things replied again writing “great q.”

Ok now they’re just trolling us! And while we could spend all weekend  wondering what all these clues mean, at least we know now that they are  officially working on season 4.

They haven’t released a premiere date yet for it, but since they’re back on set here’s to hoping it’s early 2021! We will keep you guys posted if we hear anymore  about when the new season is expected to drop.

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