Hunter Biden Reveals Struggles With Addiction in Memoir

President Joe Biden’s son Hunter has announced that next week will see the release of his memoir, in which he details his lifelong struggle with alcoholism and drug abuse, writing that “in the last five years alone, my two-decades-long marriage has dissolved, guns have been put in my face, and at one point I dropped clean off the grid, living in $59-a-night Super 8 motels off I-95 while scaring my family even more than myself.”

His so-called ‘deep descent’ into substance addiction followed the death of his older brother Beau, who passed away in 2015 at age 46 following a battle with brain cancer. The book, titled ‘Beautiful Things’, is set for release on Tuesday.

“After Beau died, I never felt more alone. I lost hope,” he wrote.

Drinking, he wrote, “seemed to solve every unanswered question about why I felt the way I felt. It took away my inhibitions, my insecurities, and often my judgment. It made me feel complete, filling a hole I didn’t even realize was there — a feeling of loss and my sense of not being understood or fitting in.”

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In the memoir, Hunter shares details of how those closest to him staged an intervention in 2019 as he struggled to cope with addiction and the pressures of family life.

As he realized he was not approaching a family dinner as he had been told, Hunter swore at his father and bolted from the house, but was chased down the driveway by Joe Biden, who “grabbed me, swung me around, and hugged me. He held me tight in the dark and cried for the longest time. Everybody was outside now.”

Following this, Hunter Biden agreed to check into a facility in Maryland. He was driven there by Beau’s widow, Hallie, with whom he had enjoyed a friendship. After she dropped him off, Hunter Biden writes, he called an Uber, told the staff he’d return in the morning and then checked into a hotel near Baltimore’s airport.

“For the next two days, while everybody who’d been at my parents’ house thought I was safe and sound at the center, I sat in my room and smoked the crack I’d tucked away in my traveling bag,” he wrote. “I then boarded a plane for California and ran and ran and ran. Until I met Melissa.”

It was in Los Angeles while Hunter was at his lowest where he first met Melissa Cohen, with the president’s son describing their first meeting as akin to love at first sight. The 51-year-old wrote that she was unfazed by his addiction, alcoholism and other problems.

“She pushed away everyone in my life connected to drugs,” taking away his phone, computer, car keys and wallet, he wrote. She deleted every contact in his phone that was not family, and tossed his crack cocaine.

The South African filmmaker slowly helped Hunter to ease off drinking and arranged for a doctor to come to their Hollywood Hills apartment to help with his withdrawal. He slept for three days.

He woke up on the fourth day and asked her to marry him. She asked to wait for the right time, but when they woke up the next morning — seven days after they’d met —- she told him, “Let’s do it.”

Last week, Hunter, Melissa and their son Beau were on board the Marine One helicopter with President Joe Biden.

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Also released soon is Hollywood blockbuster Godzilla v Kong, which star Demián Bichir has described as ‘brutally beautiful’.

The film acts as a sequel to both Kong: Skull Island from 2017 and Godzilla: King of the Monsters from 2019, and is the fourth instalment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse.

It marks the first major Hollywood cinematic film release since Tenet in 2020, as movie theatres begin to reopen in the western markets.

Godzilla vs Kong opened earlier this week both in cinemas across the US and online on HBO Max, and has already grossed around $123million worldwide.

The cast includes Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, Wolf of Wall Street’s Kyle Chandler and Battleship star Alexander Skarsgård.

“This is what movie making is all about – it’s just spectacular,” Mexican actor Demián Bichir, who plays the film’s human antagonist Walter Simmons, told Sky News.

“I haven’t done many fantasy-type films and this type of genre is very peculiar as it demands a lot of imagination from you, you work against green screens… and all that and that makes the whole work very, very interesting and difficult at the same time.

“We shot this film way before the pandemic. I actually finished shooting another film in London with George Clooney… when the planet stopped and that’s when I came back to Los Angeles, but we shot Godzilla v Kong about two years ago.”

Talking about the film’s cast, he said: “One of the beauties of this film is that there’s a little bit of everything for everyone and we have a fantastic cast all the way from great adult actors to child actors and this makes the whole film very entertaining.”

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Netflix Reportedly Spends $450 Million On Two ‘Knives Out’ Sequels 

It’s been reported that Netflix purchased the rights of two “Knives Out” sequels in a deal worth $450 million. Back in February 2020 director Rian Johnson announced that he was officially developing a sequel to his beloved 2019 murder mystery which included an all star cast of Hollywood’s most likeable actors, such as Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis. 

Now, it’s been announced that “Knives Out 2” and “Knives Out 3” will be developed for Netflix. The $450 million price tag on this deal marks the biggest film purchase in history, and doubles the platform’s previous record-holder for most expensive original film; “The Gray Man” cost Netflix around $200 million to create. 

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According to reports from Deadline, “the first picture will begin shooting in Greece on June 28th, and casting will begin immediately.”

The first “Knives Out” movie was released by Lionsgate in November 2019, and immediately became one of the biggest movies of the year, grossing $311 million worldwide. It’s rare for an original production to breakout in the box office in such a major way, but since it did it’s no surprise that a sequel, or two, would be in the works. 

“Knives Out” stars Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc, a master detective who investigates the murder of a wealthy crime novelist. The film featured an ensemble cast, including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette,, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and the late Christopher Plummer. 

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In “Knives Out 2” and “Knives Out 3,” it’s expected that Craig’s Benoit Blanc will investigate new murder mysteries. The first film was nominated for three Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Daniel Craig, and Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Ana de Armas. Johnson himself was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2020 Oscars. 

“I’ll tell you, the truth is I had such a great time working with Daniel Craig and I had so much fun doing this on every level, from writing it to making it,” Johnson said last year after the film initially premiered. 

“I’ve never really been interested in doing sequels, but this, the idea of doing more of these with Daniel as his character, is not sequels. It’s just what Agatha Christie did. It’s just coming up with a whole new mystery, a whole new location, all new cast, whole new mechanics of the appeal of a mystery and everything. It’d be a blast.”

Right now it’s unknown when we can expect the first sequel to hit Netflix, but some experts think it’ll be around early 2022.

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Johnny Depp Accuses Amber Heard of Lying About donating Divorce Settlement

Johnny Depp’s lawyers have told the UK Court of Appeal that Amber Heard told a ‘calculated and manipulative lie’ when she claimed she donated her $7 million divorce settlement to charity.

Depp’s team is currently trying to have a High Court libel case ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife and put her in fear for her life overturned. The ruling was made last year during a high-profile trial.

During a hearing last week, Depp’s lawyers asked for permission to appeal the judgement, which found in favor of British tabloid newspaper The Sun that a column brandishing the Hollywood actor a ‘wife beater’ was ‘substantially true’.

Depp claims he ‘did not receive a fair trial’, while his barrister Andrew Caldecott QC has given details of ‘fresh evidence’ submitted that apparently demonstrates that Heard did not donate her divorce settlement to charity.

After the couple parted ways in 2016, the 34-year-old actress – who was a witness for The Sun’s publishers NGN Newspapers during the trial – claimed she intended to split the $7m between the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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However, Mr. Caldecott said the hospital wrote to Depp’s business adviser in 2019 to say Heard had not made “any payments”.

In their written submissions, 59-year-old Depp’s legal team said Heard’s claim was a “calculated and manipulative lie, designed to achieve a potent favorable impression from the outset”.

In a court hearing this week, Mr. Caldecott said Heard’s claim that she had donated the full settlement to charity sent out a “subliminal message” that she wanted Depp to pay but didn’t “want to keep a dime of his money”, which implied “revulsion at the way he treated her physically”.

The claim “tipped the scales against Mr. Depp from the very beginning”, he told the court.

During his ruling in November last year, Mr. Justice Nicol said of Heard: “Her donation of the $7m to charity is hardly the act one would expect of a gold-digger.”

Mr. Caldecott claimed that if “the truth” about the charity lie had been known during the trial, it would have affected the judge’s consideration of the actress’s evidence.

Mr. Wolanski however said that the “fresh evidence” only demonstrated that Heard has not yet finished making her pledged payments to the charities and “is of no relevance to the pleaded issues”.

Depp took legal action against NGN in June 2018 over the column in The Sun, by the newspaper’s then executive editor Dan Wootton, which referred to “overwhelming evidence” he attacked Heard.

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Mr. Justice Nicol concluded as part of his judgement that 12 of the 14 alleged incidents of domestic violence relied on by NGN in its defense of the actor’s claim did occur.

But Depp’s legal team claims the judge “failed to examine the competing accounts of each incident, or to explain whether he found them proved and, if so, on what basis”.

At the conclusion of Thursday’s hearing, Lord Justice Underhill – sitting with Lord Justice Dingemans – said the court would give its ruling at a later date.

He said: “We are not going to reach an immediate decision today… we will make it very shortly.”

Meanwhile British broadcasting regulator Ofcom has revealed that television presenter Piers Morgan’s outburst about the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain has become their most complained about TV moment ever.  

Morgan’s comments, made after Meghan and Harry’s controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey, have now resulted in more than 57,000 people – including Meghan herself – complaining to the broadcasting watchdog, which is investigating the issue.

On Wednesday, Morgan tweeted: “Only 57,000? I’ve had more people than that come up & congratulate me in the street for what I said. The vast majority of Britons are right behind me.”

An Ofcom spokesperson said: “We can confirm that this issue has attracted the highest number of complaints since our reporting began.”

Speaking outside his home the following morning, Morgan said of Meghan: “I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”

Buckingham Palace issued a statement in response, saying race issues the interview brought up are “concerning” and confirmed that they “will be addressed”.

The statement issued on behalf of the Queen said: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

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Britney Spears’ Attorney Files To Have Her Father Removed As Conservator 

The attorney requested that the judge who is overseeing her court ordered conservatorship remove her father, Jamie Spears, as the conservator of her person and permanently replace him with Jodi Montgomery. This request came in from a petition filed by Samuel D. Ingham III in Los Angeles Superior Court. 

Jamie Spears has been Britney’s conservator of both her person and estate since 2008. Montgomery has served as the singer’s temporary conservator ever since Jamie stepped aside due to health issues in 2019. In the filing, Ingham cites an order that was filed in October 2014 that determined Britney Spears “had an incapacity to consent to any form of medical treatment,” and that was the cause for Montgomery to take over. 

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The filing asked that “along with overseeing Spears’ medical decisions, Montgomery be able to restrict and limit visitors by any means, except from meeting with Ingham. It also asks that Montgomery be able to retain caretakers and security guards for Spears.”

After a series of personal issues that played out publicly for Britney back in 2008, her father and attorney Andrew Wallet became conservator’s of her estate and personal life. In 2019 Wallet resigned giving Jamie total control over the singer and her $60 million estate. Ingham initially filed to remove him as sole conservator back in August 2020. 

Jamie Spears claimed he has not talked to his daughter since Inghams filing, and back in December told the media that he loves Britney and missed her very much. “When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect, and continue to love Britney unconditionally. I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family. 

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Jamie Spears’ attorney, Vivian Lee Thoreen, told CNN last month that “Jamie would love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship. Whether or not there is an end to the conservatorship really depends on Britney. If she wants to end her conservatorship, she can file a petition to end it.”

The New York Times documentary, “Framing Britney Spears” caused interest in Britney’s career and conservatorship case to skyrocket within the past year, leading to a massive increase in the #FreeBritney movement.

Britney has not commented once publicly regarding the ongoing conservatorship battle, and instead responded to recent speculation that she wouldn’t ever perform again. 

“I’ll always love being on stage. But I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person ….. I love simply enjoying the basics of every day life !!!! Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories !!!! We all have so many different bright beautiful lives. Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person’s life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens,” she wrote on Instagram in February. 

The next court hearing is currently scheduled for April 27th.

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Selena Gomez Thankful For Positive Reaction to First Spanish EP ‘Revelacion’

Almost two months after dropping her debut single, “De Una Vez”, Texan singer Selena Gomez released her first Spanish EP this week, titled ‘Revelacion’.

With the fanfare of a new album drop having to be avoided due to the ongoing pandemic, Gomez celebrated the launch with a video posted to her Instagram story, thanking fans for listening and happily commemorating the release.

“I hope you guys like the album and have so much fun with it, because obviously I’ve been wanting to do this for so, so long. And I’m just so grateful,” she shared with a smile. “So I hope you guys like it, and let me know what you think, but I’m just so happy!”

The songs on the new EP include, “De Una Vez,” “Buscando Amor,” “Baila Conmigo,” “Damelo To’,” “Vicio,” “Adios” and “Selfish Love.”

“This new music is a labor of love for all of my Latin fans,” Gomez shared in a statement released by her team when her album dropped. “Whether you speak Spanish or not I hope you can feel the emotion and passion. For me, that is the beauty of Latin music.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the new album had to be recorded entirely remotely. It features seven tracks, including collaborations with Rauw Alejandro, Myke Towers and DJ Snake.

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Gomez has consistently spoken publicly about her desire to embrace her heritage in new music and enlisted popular Latin creators to help create her vision, teaming up with Grammy-winning produce Tainy, as well as Albert Hype, Jota Rosa and NEON16. The duo of Los Perez – Tania Verduzco and Adrian Perez – were enlisted to direct the music video for the single “De Una Vez”.

Speculation has been rife among Gomez fans for a while over the potential release of Spanish-language music and reaction to it now that it is here has been mainly positive. This venture marks Gomez’s first song in Spanish since 2018’s “Taki Taki” and her first solo Spanish project since 2014’s “Mas” from her album For You.

“This has been something I’ve wanted to do for 10 years, working on a Spanish project, because I’m so, so proud of my heritage, and just genuinely felt like I wanted this to happen,” Gomez previously told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “And it happened, and I feel like it’s the perfect timing. Just with all the division in the world, there’s something about Latin music that globally just makes people feel things, you know?”

“What’s funny, is I actually think I sing better in Spanish,” she continued. “That was something I discovered. It was a lot of work, and look, you cannot mispronounce anything. It is something that needed to be precise and needed to be respected by the audience I’m going to release this for. Of course I want everyone to enjoy the music, but I am targeting my fan base. I’m targeting my heritage, and I couldn’t be more excited… I just hope that people understand how much I put my heart into this, and how amazing I feel about it.”

Gomez shocked fans this month after revealing the struggles she has been facing with her music career and the doubts she had been experiencing. The former actress also indicated that this latest project may be her last foray into music as she has found it difficult to deal with some of the criticism aimed at her.

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Speaking with Vogue, Gomez explained, “I’ve had moments where I’ve been like, ‘What’s the point? Why do I keep doing this?'”

“’Lose You to Love Me’ I felt was the best song I’ve ever released, and for some people it still wasn’t enough,” she said. “I think there are a lot of people who enjoy my music, and for that I’m so thankful, for that I keep going, but I think the next time I do an album it’ll be different.”

“I want to give it one last try before I maybe retire music,” Gomez said.

Fellow pop star Cardi B took to social media to express her support for Gomez, saying she believes Gomez still has a long way to go in her career and even offering to help her become more ‘edgy’.

“I don’t think Selena should retire. She makes good music & her fans love her,” Cardi tweeted. “I think she needs one more Era. A edgy one that no one ever seen her as. I would love to give her some ideas.”

“I like Selena tho. I defend her cause she is such a sweetheart in person,” she explained in a follow-up post. “Us celebs get picked apart all the time but she is just to sweet to go thru that.”

“If she wants to leave, leave cause you want too not cause of these f**kers,” she added, referring to critics.

Elliot Page Becomes First Trans Man To Appear On Time Magazine Cover

Elliot Page made history this week as the first transgender man to ever appear on the cover of Time magazine. The Canadian actor also opened up in an interview about his decision to come out last year and the overwhelming responses he’s received. 

The 34-year-old’s cover is projected to be for the magazine’s forthcoming issue under the headline “I’m fully who I am,” and that’s the exact energy Elliot gave off in his interview. This also marks Page’s first ever major media interview since disclosing his gender identity on his social media last year. 

He made the announcement back in December on his Instagram and Twitter by posting the same note on both platforms. He revealed to the world that his pronouns were “he/they” and that they finally felt like they were living their true authentic life. 

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“What I was anticipating was a lot of support and love and a massive amount of hatred and transphobia. That’s essentially what happened.”

The actor has earned past Oscar nominations for their role in 2008’s Juno and is also known for his roles in Inception and X-Men. In the interview, Page claimed that he felt like a boy from a young age, and recalled a “feeling of triumph” when they were allowed to cut their hair short at the age of 9. 

Page previously came out as gay back in 2014, and discussed the process of coming out then versus now. He also described his decision to undergo top surgery, a decision he claimed “completely transformed” his life for the better. He then transitioned into breaking down the struggle that trans people face in terms of equality, specifically within the entertainment industry as well. 

Page describes Hollywood’s “crushing standards and pervasive stereotypes about masculinity and femininity” that would confuse anyone who’s unsure of their gender identity. 

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“Extremely influential people are spreading these myths and damaging rhetoric — every day you’re seeing our existence debated. Transgender people are so very real.”

Additionally, the cover was shot by transgender photographer Wynne Neill, who posted the cover shot to their Instagram this week, describing the project as a “dream assignment.” 

“I’ve been wanting this and working towards this for so many years. I’m so proud of Elliot and I’m so grateful to the trans elders who risked everything to make this moment happen.”

Page also posted the cover to Instagram with a heartfelt caption that read: “With deep respect for those who came before me, gratitude for those who have supported me and great concern for the generation of trans youth we must all protect, please join me and decry anti-trans legislation, hate and discrimination in all its forms.”

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Further Details of Friends Reunion Revealed

Friends star David Schwimmer has revealed details of the highly anticipated Friends reunion special, which has suffered repeated delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fans of the hit show will not have to wait much longer, with Schwimmer revealing filming may take place as early as April.

The one-off Friends reunion show was originally set to air in the US on the HBO Max streaming platform in May 2020 but was postponed repeatedly as the Covid-19 situation worsened.

Speaking on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy, Schwimmer said: “It’s happening. Actually, in a little over a month I’m heading out to LA.”

Schwimmer, who starred in the hugely popular sitcom alongside Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, has now revealed there might not be too much longer to wait.

“So, finally, I mean, we figured out a way to film it safely and there’s going to be a portion of it that we filmed outside because of, you know, for safety protocols.”

54-year-old Schwimmer played whacky paleontologist Ross Geller in the hit show, which ran for 10 years from 1994 to 2004 and still has a cult following unlike any other in television history.

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The star also addressed speculation over who would be hosting the special – something fans have been debating for months – and confirmed some names it will definitely not be.

“I can tell you it’s not Ellen (DeGeneres) and it’s not Billy Crystal,” Schwimmer said. “I can tell you who it’s not, but that’ll take a while, probably.”

Lisa Kudrow, who played the role of masseuse Phoebe Buffay, previously shared information about the special, detailing how they would not be in character.

“It is not a reboot, it is not like a scripted thing, we are not portraying our characters,” she said.

“It is us getting together, which just doesn’t happen and has never happened in front of other people since 2004 when we stopped.”

She added the program will feature the cast “talking in a coffee house room” and “some sets will be up”.

In other entertainment news, Bridgerton actress Nicola Coughlan hit out at a podcast host on social media after they criticized her weight and fashion choice.

Big Calf podcast host Amanda Richards wrote: “The fat girl from Bridgerton is wearing a black cardigan at the Golden Globes [because] no matter how hot and stylish you are, if you’re a fat girl there will always be a black cardigan you think about wearing, then decide against, but ultimately wear [because] you feel like you have to.”

Coughlan replied to the tweet: “I thought the cardigan looked ace, Molly Goddard used them on her runway with the dresses that’s where the idea came from, also I have a name.”

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Fans of the Derry Girls actress were quick to support her choice of clothing, with one tweeting: “Good for you! you looked fab! and I love a black cardigan any day.”

Another wrote: “Just popped in to tell you how gorgeous you are. I’m sorry you have to read such drivel about yourself. You looked amazing.”

The podcast host later responded to the backlash, acknowledging Coughlan’s reply to her original post: “Agree, her style is killer and it was a choice! She replied and said so, and correctly called me out for not using her name. I definitely projected my own feelings about the requisite fat girl cover up cardigan onto that look.”

Despite Ms Richards apologizing for being disrespectful and not using the actress’s name, she said she is not prepared to say sorry for using the word ‘fat’ while describing Coughlan. As a reason, Richards drew attention to her podcast which she says is “about being the fat kid… and what it’s like to grow up in an environment where your weight is under constant scrutiny”.

Meanwhile, Coughlan has used the opportunity to share messages on Twitter, asking journalists to “judge actors for their work and not their bodies” and “to stop asking women about their weight in interviews”.

She said being asked about her own body makes her “deeply uncomfortable”, adding: “It’s 2021, it would be nice if we didn’t have to keep having this conversation.”

“Also, and I mean this in the nicest way ah possible, I’m not a body positivity activist, I’m an actor I would lose or gain weight if an important role requirement. My body is the tool I use to tell stories, not what I define myself by,” Coughlan tweeted.

“So yeah, it’s 2021 it would be nice if we didn’t have to keep having this conversation. It would really love to never be asked about it in an interview again, also I have so many other things I love to talk about, I’m Irish so I can talk till the cows come home,” she continued.

Royal Family Faces Pressure To Respond To Harry And Meghan Interview

Buckingham Palace is currently under pressure to respond to the heavy allegations of racism following an interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan. The most shocking revelation of the interview was that the couple revealed a member of the family asked about how dark the skin tone of their child would be while Meghan was still pregnant.

Prince Harry made Oprah, who was running the interview, clarify that neither the Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh made the remark regarding Archie’s skin tone, however, they also refused to clarify who actually said it, leaving the other royal family members open to suspicion. Meghan told Winfrey that concerns over Archie being “too brown was a pretty safe assumption,” but her and Harry refused to identify who said it, claiming it would be “very damaging” if they did.

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Meghan also suggested that her son’s mixed-race status is what led to him being denied the title of prince; something that is automatically given to any grandchild of a sovereign, which is what Archie is. The couple claimed that racism in general was a “large part” of their decision to leave Britain, and while the UK was not bigoted, the UK press and tabloids were.

Keir Starmer is the labor leader within the palace who claimed the “race and mental health issues raised by Meghan were bigger than the royal family, and should not be put to one side. There is no place for racism in our society.”

Meghan also made shocking claims that during her short time in the palace, she became extremely depressed and suicidal. “I just didn’t want to be alive any more.” Asked whether she had contemplated suicide, she replied: “Yes, this was very, very clear, and very scary. Though I begged for help, and asked to go somewhere to seek help, I was told I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.”

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Harry then went on to criticize his own father, who stopped taking calls from his son after the couple announced their departure as working royals, which also led to the couple being cut off financially. When asked about if the royal family had apologized at all for any of what the couple has endured within the past few years, Harry claimed they hadn’t, because they felt unsupported.

Harry also clarified that the two of them never “blindsided” the Queen as the media heavily suggested, and instead informed her last year of their intent to quit. He claimed to have too much respect for his grandmother to ever just leave without a warning.

Royal author and historian Robert Lacey claims the repercussions from this interview “would reverberate for a long time because this is more than just a criticism of someone’s personality. This is a first-hand testimony to a dysfunctional family. It’s probably the most damning condemnation of the royal family and how they operate I’ve ever heard.”

So far, the palace and royal family members have yet to respond to the interview beyond seeing what the tabloids have said of it, which has so far been fairly split down the middle, surprisingly.

Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot, Her Two French Bulldogs Stolen

Lady Gaga’s dog walker has been shot and her two French bulldogs, named Koji and Gustav, were stolen late on Wednesday night in Hollywood, a source close to the singer confirmed to CNN. The dog walker has not been named but is recovering in hospital.

The dog walker – a male in his 30s – was walking three dogs at the time of the attack and the third dog ran off in the struggle but was later recovered.

The source said the singer “is offering half-a-million dollars to anyone who has her two dogs, no questions asked. Anyone who has the dogs can use this email, KojiandGustav@gmail.com to retrieve the reward.”

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) were able to confirm the fact that a man was shot during a robbery before 10 p.m. in Hollywood and was transported to the hospital in a stable condition. The suspect, who is male, took the two bulldogs from the victim, used a semi-automatic handgun and fled the scene in a white sedan, according to police reports.

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The source added that the singer’s dog walker is thankfully “recovering well.”

An LAPD spokesman said: “The investigation is still open as LAPD continue their search for the suspect or suspects.”

Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, was reportedly in Italy for filming when the attack happened. Photos from the scene published by entertainment site TMZ show police holding a dog, though to be Miss Asia.

French Bulldogs are much sought-after breeds across the US, with healthy puppies selling for an average of $2000. Those with favored breeding history can sell for as much as $10,000. According to the American Kennel Club, they are the fourth most popular dog breed in the United States.

Gaga is known to be extremely close to her dogs, who have accompanied her to both the American Music Awards and her 2017 Super Bowl halftime show.

In other entertainment news, Bruce Springsteen has this week had DWI charges dropped against him, although he pleaded guilty to charges that he imbibed alcohol at New Jersey’s Sandy Hook National Recreation Area, despite knowing it was prohibited.

“I had two small shots of Tequila,” Springsteen said in a virtual appearance before New Jersey Federal Court.

Assistant US Attorney Adam Baker said the government would not be able to prove charges that Springsteen had operated a vehicle both under the influence and recklessly, so they were dropped.

“The evidence we reviewed indicates that after the defendant’s arrest, he submitted to a breath test at the ranger station, and his BAC reading was .02, which as the court is aware is well under the legal limit of .08,” Baker said.

Judge Anthony Mautone sentenced Springsteen to pay a $500 fine plus $40 in court fees, noting Springsteen’s otherwise clean driving record, as well as the fact that the prohibition on drinking in the park had only been in place for two years.

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“I have in front of me the driver’s abstract of this defendant, going all the way back to 1973,” Mautone said. “There’s three violations in the whole abstract. In fact, two of them aren’t even violations and the third one is use of a hand-held cell device. Rarely would you see a driver’s abstract so devoid of any entries as I see before me, Mr. Springsteen.”

Springsteen, according to the officer, took 45 steps during the “walk and turn” test “instead of the instructed 18.”

Prior to the screening, the officer said he approached Springsteen and informed him alcohol was prohibited in the park and asked whether Springsteen was leaving, to which “he confirmed he was going to drive out of the park,” the statement said.

While Springsteen has often sung about driving “suicide machines” down the New Jersey Turnpike, bragged of having his “carburetor, baby, cleaned and checked — with her lines blown out she’s running like a turbo jet,” and sang of being “sprung from cages on Highway 9 — chrome wheeled, fuel injected, and stepping out over the line,” Mautone repeatedly remarked upon the singer’s clean driving record.

Springsteen told the officer he had consumed two shots of tequila in the previous 20 minutes, according to the probable cause statement.

“Springsteen smelt strongly of alcohol coming off his person and had glassy eyes,” the officer said in the statement, adding he “was visibly swaying back and forth while I observed his eyes.”

Earlier this week, Springsteen launched a new podcast series with Barack Obama, entitled Renegades: Born in the USA. “Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys, looking for a way to connect our own individual searches for meaning, truth and community with the larger story of America,” Obama said in a trailer advertising the series. “We still share a fundamental belief in the American idea. Not as an act of nostalgia, but as a compass for the hard work that lies before us.”

U.K. Wants To Delay Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Oprah Interview From Airing

Commentators in the UK are calling on CBS to postpone airing the Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in which it’s expected that the two will expose and attack the abuse within the royal family that Markle, and Harry’s mother Diana, endured within their time in the palace. UK residents are also claiming the interview should be postponed out of respect for Prince Philip who is currently hospitalized with an infection. 

Philip is 99 and recently was moved to a specialist heart hospital to help beat the infection. Sources close to the royal family claim that they are “pretty appalled at the idea of the interview.” Oprah herself has claimed that Meghan says some “pretty shocking things” throughout the interview. 

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Penny Junor is the author of the novel Prince Harry, Brother, Soldier, Son, who spoke with the media recently about how although she supports Harry and Meghan and wants the interview to air, they should consider postponing airing it while Prince Philip is in the hospital because it will give the media the perfect opportunity to spin the interview onto Meghan and Harry. 

“Anything could hijack this interview. Philip is ill, he is 99 and could die at any time. They were not to know he would get ill but it could be seen to be the wrong time.”

Junot went on to explain that she doubts they’ll “postpone the interview, after all the control is in the hands of CBS and Oprah.” Robbery Lacey is the historical consultant for The Crown who also spoke with the media expressing the opposite viewpoint about the interview: “I think it would be a marvelous turnaround for Harry’s image if he took the brave step of cancelling the whole thing this weekend, or if that’s not practical, postponing it at least.” 

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Critics responded to Lacey’s claims and explained that it really is out of Harry’s control, mentioning that Harry’s image among his family is obviously one of the last things he’s concerned about now. Richard Fitzwilliams is a royal commentator who also expressed that he believed the interview should be postponed. 

“Oprah is their friend and neighbor and would undoubtedly comply if asked and the gesture would I am sure be appreciated by the royal family. If an interview has been extended, as this recently has, it can also be postponed, as this undoubtedly should be.” 

A TV industry insider working for CBS recently claimed that “CBS has already sold millions of dollars worth of advertising around this interview, but the bosses are aware of the delicacy of the Duke’s health. They have no loyalty to the royal family, although some feel as though they do to Harry and Meghan. For it to run if Philip’s condition worsened would be like setting off a diplomatic bomb.”

The interview is currently projected to air on CBS this Sunday, March 7th at 8 p.m. PT/ET.