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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Seal Their Wedding With a Kiss on the Steps of St. George's Chapel. After becoming husband and wife, it was time for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to lock lips. Moments after being deemed husband and wife, the couple walked down the aisle together hand in hand, smiling to their beloved guests along the way. The two then appeared outside of the church for the first time as newlyweds to the cheers of the surrounding crowd as the sound of singing filled the air. With a picturesque floral backdrop, the two leaned in for a highly anticipated first kiss, serving as a perfect final scene to the fairytale wedding. Naturally, the surrounding onlookers had their cameras at the ready to capture a moment that will live forever in royal history. Just a bit ago, the couple were officially wed inside St. George's Chapel. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby officiated the couple's wedding vows; the Dean of Windsor, the Rev. David Conner, conducted the service; and The Most Rev. Michael BruceCurry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, gave the address. Now that the ceremony has completed, the new husband and wife will partake in a carriage procession through the town of Windsor, where thousands of fans have gathered to see the two and celebrate their special day. Upon their return to Windsor Castle, they will join 600 guests for the first wedding reception at St. George's Hall. Later this evening, Prince Charles will host a more intimate reception for 200 invited guests at Frogmore House. Congratulations to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex! (Eonline)

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici Welcome Baby No. 2. Congratulations to Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici! The Bachelor couple has welcomed their second child together, a baby boy named Isaiah Hendrix, born on Friday, May 18. This baby joins older brother Samuel in the Lowe family and officially makes them a family of four! "Meet my boy Isaiah Hendrix. Thank you Lord," Sean shared on Instagram. Catherine added, "Introducing Samuel Thomas' little brother, Isaiah Hendrix." Sean tweeted Friday morning, "We're having a baby today! When the nurse at the front desk asked for our insurance card, I told her I also had a half off coupon and now I get to sit in the waiting room during the birth!" Sean and Catherine, who met on season 17 of The Bachelor, got engaged on the season finale of the ABC reality series in 2013 and tied the knot in a televised wedding the following year. In the summer of 2016, the couple welcomed their first child together, Samuel. "God is good! We had a healthy baby boy named Samuel Thomas," Sean shared with his followers at the time. "Thank you everyone for your prayers and support!" "I'm in love with another boy, my son Samuel Thomas Lowe," Catherine shared after giving birth to their baby boy. The couple made their second pregnancy announcement in Nov. 2017 with adorable Instagram posts. "Hey Sammy, can you say baby?" Sean asked in the video. Samuel then pointed to his mom's tummy and said "baby." Catherine also shared a photo on the same day which said, "BABA NUMBA TWO." On May 6, Catherine shared a sweet Mother's Day post with her Instagram followers. "The milestones that have peppered my own journey as a mother. It has been the most challenging, rewarding, overwhelming, life-changing job I could imagine. Samuel, thank you for letting me be your mommy :) New baby, I can't wait to meet you!" Catherine wrote alongside a series of photos with Sean and Samuel. "Happy Mother's Day to all those now mothers, past mothers, future mothers and women praying to be mothers." (Eonline)

Why Khloe Kardashian Still Hasn't Given True Thompson a Middle Name. Khloe Kardashian is sharing new details about her baby girl, True Thompson. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star welcomed her first child with Tristan Thompson just over a month ago on Apr. 12. Since that time, Khloe has been steadily sharing more information about her daughter. Days after giving birth, Khloe took to Instagram to reveal True's name to the world. "Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE. Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family! Mommy and Daddy loooooove you True!" Khloe wrote alongside a photo of a room filled with pink balloons. But after she shared the news, many fans wondered whether or not baby True would have a middle name, considering Khloe only mentioned her first and last names in the post. Khloe took to her app Friday to clear up any speculation about True's middle name. "True doesn't have a middle name -- for now," Khloe wrote to her fans. "It was enough pressure to pick a first name! I have a couple of names in mind, I'm just not completely sure about it yet. I plan to take my time and decide if I'll give her one at all." "I've already spoken to my lawyers about it. I can add it at any time and it's easy to get on the birth certificate," she continued. "I just don't feel pressured to do it at the moment!" It was just days ago that Khloe shared the first video of baby True's face, in celebration of her 1-month milestone. "Happy One Month True," Khloe captioned the post on Saturday, May 12. (Eonline)

Adele Sends Prince Harry a Touching Message About Princess Diana After Royal Wedding. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding gave Adele all the feels. Much like the estimated 3 billion people who tuned into see Saturday's historic nuptials, the British songstress hosted a viewing party from the comfort of her own home. Adele donned her best fascinator and veil for the occasion and cuddled up on the couch with a cozy blanket and glass of champagne. The "Hello" singer had one special woman on her mind as she witnessed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchange vows and included a sweet mention of Princess Diana in her congratulatory message to the couple. "Congratulations Meghan and Harry," Adele wrote on Instagram. "You're the most beautiful bride. I can't stop thinking of how happy Princess Diana is upstairs x". Despite her painful absence, Prince Harry and Meghan paid tribute to the late, great Princess of Wales in a myriad of heartfelt ways. Kensington Palace confirmed to E! News that the emerald-cut aquamarine ring on Meghan's finger at their reception did indeed once belong to her would-be mother-in-law. Additionally, Diana's sister, Lady Jane Fellowes, delivered a reading during the ceremony. Meghan's bridal bouquet was also an homage to his mother, as her favorite flower, forget-me-nots, were hand-picked by Harry from their private garden at Kensington Palace. The couple also elected to have the congregation sing "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer," which was sung at Princess Diana's 1997 funeral. After announcing their engagement last November, the couple revealed Meghan's engagement ring included two stones come from Princess Diana's personal collection. "I think everything about Harry's thoughtfulness is -- and the inclusion of that and obviously not being able to meet his mom it's so important to me to -- to know that she's a part of this with us," the actress said at the time. We're not crying, you are! (OK Adele, we're crying with you.) (Eonline)

Alyssa Milano Shares Her Struggle With Postpartum Anxiety. Alyssa Milano is opening up about her struggle with postpartum anxiety in a new essay for TIME. The actress and activist has penned a piece for the publication, published Thursday, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. "My Generalized Anxiety Disorder was most likely triggered by my postpartum depression, and my journey with mental illnesses began with my journey into motherhood," she begins. "In 2011, two years after suffering a miscarriage, I learned that I was pregnant with my first son, Milo -- and it was a dream. My miscarriage was heartbreaking, but this pregnancy was beautiful: I did not experience morning sickness; I went to prenatal yoga five times a week; I walked two miles a day; and I took naps in the afternoon." 10 Days before her due date, Milano began to have complications, and as a result, she had to give up the birth plan she had prepared to follow. And, after 18 hours of labor, her son was born via C-section. "That first night, after we returned from the hospital, I suffered my first anxiety attack," Milano writes. "I felt like I had already disappointed my child. I felt like I failed as a mother, since I was not able to give birth vaginally or nourish him with the breast milk that had not come in yet. My heart raced. My stomach seized up. I felt like I was dying." Milano goes on to share that her anxiety "worsened" over time when she returned to filming. "Finally, I hit a wall. One early morning, I went to the emergency room at 2:00 AM, asked for a psychiatrist and got help. I felt as though I had no choice: I asked to be committed; I stayed in a public psychiatric ward for three days," Milano shares. She later adds, "Throughout this process, I also found angels -- including my psychiatrist and my therapist. They convinced me that I had the bravery to face my illness, the value to seek help and the strength to recover. And I am continuing to do all three. And most likely I will for the rest of my life." Milano also appeared on The View on Friday, where she opened up about her essay. "I have a mental illness and I am going to say it just like that because I feel like there's such stigma around mental illness and I want people to know that if you have anxiety, depression, whatever your mental illness is may be, you are not alone," Milano said on the show. (Eonline)

Melania Trump Returns to the White House After Kidney Surgery. UPDATE: The White House issued an update on First Lady Melania Trump's health Saturday. "The First Lady returned home to the White House this morning. She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits," the communications director said. "Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out."

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is in the hospital in Washington state dealing with some apparent heart issues ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... an ambulance was called to Russell's home in the Seattle area Friday night, and the 84-year-old Celtics legend was rushed to a nearby hospital. We're told Bill was having heart trouble and shortness of breath ... and is still hospitalized. We've reached out to get an update on his condition. The 11-time NBA champion center was also hospitalized in 2014 after collapsing at a speaking gig in Lake Tahoe, but recovered quickly. Bill's considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and recently attended Game 1 of the Celtics playoff round vs. the 76ers. Obviously, the crowd went wild. Get well, Bill! UPDATE: A rep for Russell tells TMZ ... he was hospitalized for dehydration. He was kept overnight for observation, but they expect him to check out. Russell just responded himself, saying he was taken to the hospital for dehydration and joked his wife likes to remind him that he doesn't drink enough. He says he's on his way home. Bill also playfully denied having any heart issues, saying ... "my friends know I don't have a heart to give me trouble." (TMZ)

Meghan Markle's dad is bursting with pride over his daughter's marriage to Prince Harry, frustrated he couldn't be there, and has a warning to relatives who can't keep their traps shut. Thomas Markle tells TMZ ... "The service was beautiful and its history. I will always regret not being able to be there and not being able to hold my daughter's hand." Thomas goes on, "My baby girl is a duchess and I love her so much." He tells us watching the ceremony made him super nostalgic, saying, "When you watch your child get married, every thought goes through your mind, every memory from the first day she was born, the first time I held her." Meghan's father tells us he texted her Saturday, telling her he loves her. He says he watched the ceremony on TV from his bed, where he's recuperating from heart surgery. And get this ... he says, "Now I pray that Harry and Meghan can go on a nice honeymoon and rest and relax, and all of my relatives will just shut up about everything." Thomas says because of his health problems he hasn't been able to get Meghan and Harry a wedding gift, but he hopes to do it soon. (TMZ)

John Cena's very public campaign to win back Nikki Bella is working, but she's still not ready to seal the deal with the wrestling/movie star. Nikki tells TMZ, John's public hand-wringing -- including posting a photo of John Cusack holding the boombox over his head in the film, "Say Anything" -- has convinced her his change of heart on wanting kids wasn't hollow. She says, "I believe 100% he wants kids. It makes me want to run back and jump into his arms." She says she believes he's now sincere that he wants children ... which was the deal breaker that caused her to break up with him. Until this week, Nikki believed she had forced John to say what she wanted to hear so she'd take a walk down the aisle. Here's the problem ... Nikki says it's kind of been like a Pandora's Box. The conflict over children has raised issues in her head about the relationship. She says, "I care about him and love him a lot," but now she has to do some serious thinking about the turn in their relationship and feel it's still right. She says she's really hurt by the buzz that the whole conflict -- and even the relationship -- is fake to goose ratings for her reality show and John's career. She says, "A lot of people get married for publicity. I'm not like those reality show people. I don't want to be hesitant. I want to do what my heart says." Nikki says she has no idea what she'd say if John comes face-to-face with her and begs her to marry him. She says, "I'm a girl who lives in the moment and I honestly don't know what I'd say." (TMZ)

Jack Osbourne's wife is calling it quits -- she's filed for divorce after 5 and a half years of marriage, and on the heels of expanding their family. Lisa Osbourne filed divorce docs Friday in L.A. County. The couple just had their third child in February -- a girl named Minnie Theodora. They have 2 other girls, ages 6 and 2. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, she lists the date of separation as May 4. Lisa's asking for joint and legal custody of their children. She also wants spousal support, and Jack to foot the bill for her attorney. Jack and Lisa got married in October 2012 with a small ceremony of less than 50 guests in Hawaii. He popped the question to the model after just 4 months of dating. (TMZ)

Jack Osbourne's divorce was a long time coming. Jack and Lisa Osbourne's marriage has been deteriorating for nearly a year, we're told. After Lisa filed for divorce on Friday, Page Six is told that the pair -- who wed in 2012 and have three children -- have been fighting badly for about nine months. The Blast first reported that papers have been filed. Sources say Jack has been staying with family lately because of their frequent bust-ups. A rep didn't immediately get back to us. (PageSix)

Megan Fox got duped into buying a Malibu home that turned out to be a hellhole ... according to a new suit. The actress claims Cynthia Pett-Dante -- who happens to manage Brad Pitt -- was part of a seller group that convinced her to drop $3.2 million on a Malibu house in 2016 but failed to mention it was riddled with major problems. According to the docs ... Fox was pregnant at the time and raising 2 toddlers, and led to believe she was buying a "paradise in bucolic Malibu where she could raise her young family..." Instead, Fox claims the home is a "nightmarish living hell." For starters, she says it's on a slope that needs to be regraded, and a bunch of features are not up to code -- including animal pens, a gazebo, stone walls, and a storage building for livestock feed. According to the docs ... there was also mold all over the house upon moving in, including in the master bedroom and bathroom and the kids' rooms. Fox is suing for more than $5 million in damages. We reached out to Pett-Dante ... no word back so far. (TMZ)

Halle Berry needs to get off the dime and reach a property settlement agreement with Olivier Martinez or the judge will toss the case. According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Berry's got a final notice to appear in court at the end of June to deal with the unresolved matter in her divorce. Fact is ... she and Olivier are already officially divorced -- that happened in December 2016. They also resolved custody issues involving their son, Maceo. The unresolved issue is dividing the goodies, and they've been dragging their feet. We know there's a prenup, so it may be there are no real issues since they know who gets what, and they've just put everything on the back burner. But the case is still active, and the judge wants it resolved once and for all. The judge wants them in court next month, and if they don't show they could be fined. (TMZ)

Stevie J got a get out of jail free card from a judge Friday, even though prosecutors were gunning to lock him up ... TMZ has learned. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY ... the 'Love & Hip Hop' star will not have to serve any prison time despite repeatedly failing to pay back child support and violating his probation from a 2017 plea deal. In addition to not giving him any prison time -- we're told the judge took Stevie off of supervised release. So, he's completely free. He's not out of the woods yet, financially speaking -- he's still on the hook for the $1.3 million he owes in back child support. We're told he'll have to work with the feds' Financial Litigation Unit to square up the massive debt. As we reported, prosecutors had been pushing for him to do hard time. (TMZ)

Director Luc Besson ''Flatly Denies'' French Actress' Rape Accusation. Director Luc Besson has been accused of raping a woman in France, according to multiple media outlets. French radio station Europe 1 first reported that the unidentified 27-year-old French actress went to French police to file the complaint against the 59-year-old filmmaker, which she confirmed to Variety. The woman reportedly told the radio station that The Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets director allegedly put something in her tea, she lost consciousness and then she allegedly woke up to him groping and penetrating her. She claims that she woke up at the hotel with a wad of cash and from there she went to female friend's house afterwards, according to Entertainment Weekly. Variety reports that the actress described the alleged incident as a "violent sexual assault," that happened on May 10 at the Bristol Hotel near the Champs Elysees in Paris. "Mr. Besson fell from his chair when he learned of these accusations, which he flatly denies," said the Fifth Element director's lawyer, Thierry Marembert, in a statement given to The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday. Following Harvey Weinstein's epic take-down in October 2017, a flood of men have been accused of rape, sexual assault and misconduct in the past six months which has resulted in the changing tides of the industry, which has been historically dominated by men. Have resulted in the #MeToo and Time's Up Movement. Last week during the Cannes Film Festival, Cate Blanchett lead a women's march on the stairs of the Palais des Festivals to protest gender inequity at the famed film festival and to promote gender equality in the film industry. Blanchett joined 81 women on the red carpet at the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival to represent each of the 82 films directed by women that have been in the official selection in the whole of the 71-year-competition -- meanwhile 1,645 films have been directed by men. The French version of the #MeToo movement known as 50502020 orchestrated the event. The French director's next film Anna is a thriller starring Helen Mirren, Cillian Murphy and Luke Evans and is slated to come out in October by Lionsgate. Besson is currently married to Virginie Besson-Silla, whom he married in 2004. Previously he was married to actress Milla Jovovich, Maiwenn and Anne Parillaud. E! News has reached out to a lawyer for the director as well as the French authorities. (Eonline)

Nicole Eggert's sexual assault allegations against Scott Baio will now be reviewed by the L.A. County District Attorney ... TMZ has learned. As we reported, Eggert filed a police report claiming Baio repeatedly molested her during the run of "Charles in Charge." She claimed she was as young as 14 when the alleged molestation occurred. Baio insists he had sex with Eggert only once ... when she was 18. She went on a very public campaign making her allegations and appeared on various TV shows. Nicole and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, met with detectives from LAPD's Sexual Assault Section at Bloom's office back in February. As we reported, LAPD is referring all sexual assault cases involving celebrities to the D.A. for review ... regardless of the statute of limitations or merit. A rep for Scott tells us, "Scott Baio is grateful to LAPD for a timely investigation. They were presented many pieces of evidence and statements that contradicted and undermined Nicole Eggert's untrue claims. Scott is now looking forward to the DA's review and statement concluding this matter." (TMZ)

Catfish Host Nev Schulman Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations. UPDATE: The allegations involving Nev Schulman are believed to be the claims made by Ayissha Morgan, who appeared on the fourth season of Catfish in 2015 and posted a YouTube video about the show on May 12. In the video, Morgan accuses the "main person" on the show of sexual harassment, who she refers to as "Jack." Morgan claims in the video that during filming of her episode, "Jack" repeatedly questioned her sexuality, even after telling him she identifies as a lesbian. She later says that things "passed that line" when he allegedly said to her, "I don't think you're a lesbian." "I was like, 'Oh why do you feel that way?'" Morgan says in the video. "And he was just like, 'Because I just feel like you haven't met the right guy yet. Do you think I'm attractive? Have you ever had sex with a guy?'" When Morgan replied "no," the man allegedly said, "Well I think you should try it, I have a big dick, I would tear your ass up." In response to the video, Schulman tells E! News, "The behavior described in this video did not happen and I'm fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth. I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions -- but these claims are false." A source also tells E! News, "The videos include a lot of things are that are disprovable, including the timeline and specific production details. The behavior she describes is inconsistent with Nev." The insider adds that the investigation is in the early stages and Nev "is more than willing to participate and eager to get the truth out." In a second YouTube video, posted on May 14, Morgan shares allegations of misconduct against a production assistant who she calls "Carol."

MTV has suspended production on reality show Catfish amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving the show's host and executive producer Nev Schulman. The network confirmed the news to E! News on Thursday, with a MTV spokesperson telling us, "We take these allegations very seriously. We're working with Critical Content, our third-party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation and we've put a pause on shooting until the investigation is completed." Catfish first premiered on MTV in Nov. 2012, two years after Schulman's documentary of the same name was released. The show, which documents investigations into various online relationships, is currently in its seventh season on the network. Schulman, 33, is married to Laura Perlongo. The couple tied the knot just about a year ago in July 2017. The duo welcomed their first child, a daughter named Cleo James, in Oct. 2016. The Daily Beast was first to report about the allegations. (Eonline)

A$AP Bari, one of the co-founders of A$AP Mob, has been arrested in London for sexual assault ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, Bari was traveling overseas and made a stop in London Tuesday. Turns out police knew his itinerary and arrested him at Heathrow Airport. TMZ broke the story ... a woman sued him last November, claiming he attacked her last July at a London hotel, where some members of the Mob were staying. The lawsuit claims Bari burst into the woman's room and yelled, "You f****d my assistant, now you are going to f*** me." She says she screamed no, but he pulled the sheets off of her. Bari's friend recorded the video and it got posted and went viral. She says it didn't stop there ... she fled into a bathroom and he yelled, "I'm going to f*** you, you are going to suck my d***." He did not rape her, but she says he did throw her out naked into the hotel hallway. What's especially interesting ... we're told Bari knew London cops were investigating the incident because they contacted him to come in for an interview. Nevertheless, he stepped into the danger zone by booking a flight with a London connection. Our sources say Bari bailed out, but his passport was taken away so he can't leave England. (TMZ)

Singer Howie Day's flip out on his longtime girlfriend, including at least one shove, was captured by surveillance cameras moments before he was arrested for domestic violence. TMZ's obtained video of the incident that went down last month at the Seattle airport, where Howie threw a violent tantrum when Carrie Pencek, his gf of 8 years, came to pick him up. You can see him kicking the hatch of his Toyota RAV4 ... and slamming his guitar case and luggage onto the sidewalk. As we first reported ... cops say Howie -- who scored a huge hit in 2004 with "Collide" -- was arrested at home later that night for fourth-degree assault. The video shows Howie getting in and out of the car and slamming doors as well as the hatchback. Carrie eventually bails to flag down a cop and was visibly shaken. Howie also took off ... which is why Seattle PD had to nab him at home. He entered a not guilty plea. (TMZ)

Boyd Tinsley, the Dave Matthews Band violinist, has been sued by a man who says Boyd sent him disgusting, sexually suggestive texts, and even masturbated next to him when he was sleeping. James Winn claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, he was a street musician in San Francisco when Tinsley discovered him in 2007, when he was 18. Winn says Tinsley created a boy band called Crystal Garden. Winn was the trumpet player in the band. Winn says things turned really bad in 2015, when Tinsley allegedly started flirting, sexting and physically touching him. Winn claims in 2015, he bought 5 tickets to a sporting event for Winn, saying, "Man, you better suck my d*** or something." In another instance, Winn says the same year they were working on music in Tinsley's living room when they both got tired. Winn says Tinsley began touching him on his leg, putting his feet on his butt and rubbing his back. Winn says he fell asleep and woke up horrified to see Tinsely ejaculating right next to him, rubbing his penis with one hand and Winn's butt with the other. Winn claims a week later Tinsley texted, apologizing and saying he was "messed up" and he had "confused his pills." And there were other texts, Winn claims. In one, Tinsley allegedly wrote, "You're such boner material and I want you at your best. I'm actually masturbating to the thought of your shots." It goes on ... "prob will have you shave your pubes, at least above the c*** base." Tinsley took an indefinite break from the Dave Matthews Band in February, when rumors of the allegations began to surface, saying he needed to focus on his family and health. We reached out to Tinsley ... and are waiting for comment. (TMZ)

J.J. Watt to Pay for the Funerals for the Santa Fe High School Shooting Victims. NFL star J.J. Watt is using his success to help... After 10 people were killed in a shooting at Sante Fe High School outside Houston, Texas on Friday morning, the Texas NFL player will be personally paying for funerals for all 10 victims, at least eight of whom were students. The Texans' communications manager has confirmed to E! News that Watt will be taking care of the costs for the 10 funerals. Soon after news of the shooting broke, Watt took to Twitter to simply write, "Absolutely horrific." Victims Ann Perkins, Angelique Ramirez, Kim Vaughan, Chris Stone, Kyle McLeod, Jared Conard Black, Christian "Riley" Garcia, Cynthia Tisdale and Chris Stone were murdered by 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis when he opened fire at the school using a shotgun, a .38 revolver and explosives. Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting "one of the most heinous attacks that we've ever seen in the history of Texas schools." Friday, the Texans also released a statement, "On behalf of the Texans organization, we are saddened by the tragic events at Sante Fe High School this morning and extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected. We are grateful for the brave first responders, law enforcement officials and medical personnel. The Texans family will continue to pray for our neighbors." Watt made headlines last August when he began a fundraiser last that raised more than $37 million for those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. (Eonline)

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Meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: What Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's New Royal Titles Mean. Just a few hours before the royal wedding, Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II had bestowed three titles on her grandson, Prince Harry. His bride, Meghan Markle, will be known as Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex after Saturday's ceremony. "The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said. "Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex." The previous Duke of Sussex was married twice, but neither marriage was approved by his father. As such, they were considered unlawful. And so, Meghan is the first Duchess of Sussex. Marking another first, no monarch has ever granted the title Kilkeel until Saturday. Kilkeel is a fishing town on the coast of County Down, below the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. It is customary for members of the Royal Family to be offered at least one title by the monarch upon marriage. The titles, ranked from highest to lowest are: duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron for men; and duchess, marchioness, countess, viscountess, and baroness for women. If the 33-year-old prince had turned down the title, he would've remained HRH Prince Harry of Wales. His 36-year-old bride would have likely been known as HRH Princess Harry of Wales, rather than HRH Princess Meghan, since the former actress is not a princess in her own right. The Duke of Sussex was widely seen as the most likely choice for Harry, but other possibilities were the dukedoms of Albany, Clarence, Connaught, Cumberland and Teviotdale, and Windsor. Prince William and Kate Middleton received their titles before their 2011 wedding. "The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus," Buckingham Palace said at the time. "Prince William thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and Miss Catherine Middleton on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge." (Eonline)

Queen Elizabeth II Gives Prince Harry Special Permission to Sport a Beard While in Uniform at Royal Wedding. Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle at St. George's Castle at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19 was a celebration full of moments that stood just outside of tradition: Prince Charles walked the bride down the aisle, an American reverend delivered the address, the stars of Suits were in attendance... But perhaps one of the biggest breaks from tradition was the sight of His Royal Highness, now the Duke of Sussex, sporting his signature ginger beard while wearing the Blues and Royals frockcoat uniform of the British Army despite it being customary to be clean-shaven when dressed as such. "Her Majesty The Queen gave her permission for Prince Harry to get married in his uniform," Kensington Palace confirmed in a statement. While not explicitly stated, it seems to be understood that the Queen's permission covered her grandson's facial hair, as well. British Army rules don't usually allow for beards, except for rare circumstances such as skin complaints or religious reasons. Pioneer Sergeants are the only rank allowed to have one, thought members of the Special Forces can when behind enemy lines. However, Harry's permission may also be due to the fact that he's no longer a serving officer and not bound to honor military rules any longer. Harry left the forces in June 2015 and began sporting his signature beard in September of the same year. He's also the first royal bridegroom to not be clean shaven since the Queen's own grandfather, King George V, married Mary of Teck all the way back in 1893. That Harry, always breaking with tradition! (Eonline)

Royal Family website unveils new bio on Meghan Markle. Meghan Markle is officially a royal. The newly anointed Duchess of Sussex has a new bio up on the Royal Family website and it barely mentions her 15-year acting career, focusing instead on her charity and activism work. The profile for the 36-year-old was put up on Royal.uk, which is run by Buckingham Palace, after Saturday's royal wedding at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. It details her interest in feminism, which started when she was 11 and successfully campaigned to change a Procter & Gamble TV ad for Ivory dish soap that used sexist language. It also mentions that she volunteered in a soup kitchen on Skid Row in her native Los Angeles between the ages of 13 and 17. But you have to click the second "Biography" page to read up on her work on "Suits" a show she was on for seven years, filming 100 episodes until she gave up her role to marry Prince Harry. Markle's first-ever role was in 2002 as a nurse on "General Hospital," she made a brief stint as a "briefcase girl" on the game show "Deal or no Deal" before appearing on the TV show "Fringe." She has also acted in eight films. The newly-minted royal will now turn her attention to charity work and supporting the Queen. She's already been quite involved with organizations worldwide. In 2015, she was named the UN Women's Advocate for Political Participation and Leadership, and as a global ambassador for World Vision she visited Rwanda on a clean water campaign in 2016. She also worked with the Myna Mahila Foundation in India, which empowers women by giving them employment opportunities and access to basic necessities like menstrual products. The newlyweds asked guests to donate to that charity instead of giving them gifts. Another welcoming sign: the Kensington Palace Twitter account updated its profile picture to an image of Prince Harry and his new bride sitting on a panel with Prince William and Kate Middleton. (PageSix)

Breaking Down Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Tiara. Meghan Markle is sparkling on her wedding day thanks in part to her royal tiara. In honor of her nuptials to Prince Harry, the American star was lent the Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara by Queen Elizabeth II, Kensington Palace confirmed. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932. The center brooch dates to 1893. The tiara is made of diamonds and platinum and was formed as a flexible band of 11 sections pierced with interlaced ovals and pave' set with large and small brilliant diamonds. The detachable brooch features ten diamonds. The creation has a long history beginning with Queen Elizabeth II's grandmother, Queen Mary, for whom the bandeau was made for and specifically designed to accommodate the center brooch. The brooch was given as a present to the then-Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln for her wedding to Prince George, Duke of York. The bandeau and the brooch were bequeathed by Queen Mary to Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. In addition to the royal heirloom, the bride also accessorized with earrings and bracelet made by Cartier. According to royal tradition, only married women are permitted to wear tiaras, though there have been some exceptions. As such, a wedding tiara holds particular significance as it is a sartorial symbol of a union and fidelity. The late Princess Diana opted to wear an 18th century heirloom tiara from her Spencer family for her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles. Queen Elizabeth II also loaned her the diamond and pearl Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara as a wedding present, which she famously wore frequently after her nuptials. It was returned to the queen's vault, however, when Diana and Prince Charles divorced in 1996. When it came time for Kate Middleton to wed Diana's firstborn son, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II lent her the Cartier Scroll Tiara, made in 1936 and gifted to her by her own mother on her 18th birthday. A beautiful "something borrowed" for the bride! (Eonline)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Wedding Cake Is Too Pretty to Eat. Save us a slice! Kensington Palace gave an update on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding cake as London-based pastry chef Claire Ptak finalizes it for Saturday's reception. In March, Kensington Palace announced Harry and Meghan hired Claire "to create a lemon-elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavors of spring." Claire said in a video she baked three lemon sponge cakes and filled them with lemon curd. She will cover all of them with a swiss meringue buttercream that is "light and fluffy, kind of satiny and super delicious." Claire and her team of six bakers used 200 Amalfi lemons, 500 organic eggs from Suffolk, 44 lbs. of butter, 44 lbs. of flour, 44 lbs. of sugar and 10 bottles of Sandringham Elderflower Cordial -- and the baking and decorating process will have taken five days total, she said. She topped things off with white garden roses and elderflowers. "It tastes delicious. I hope! I think," she said in a video. "The texture is really lovely and the flavor is quintessentially spring and British." The Violet Cakes baker, who was once profiled in Meghan's now-defunct blog The Tig, added that her team would assemble the rest of the cake in-situ at Windsor Castle Saturday morning. "It's such an honor to be asked to do this, because for me, I've been baking since I was a little kid," said Claire, who hired past and present bakers to help her juggle her day-to-day business with planning for the wedding. "This is my dream to do, and to be asked to do one of the most exciting cakes is really fulfilling and wonderful. As it may or may not boost my business, that's obviously a bonus. But I don't really know what will happen, so I'm just happen to be involved." The finished cakes were revealed hours after Harry and Meghan were wed. Pastry chef Selwyn Stoby also made some sweet treats for the reception. "You approach every Royal event with the same care and attention to detail," he said earlier this month. "But you don't get many opportunities to do a royal wedding in your lifetime, so this is very special." Harry and Meghan oversaw every aspect of their wedding menu, and they attended several tasting trials held in the Windsor Castle kitchen in March, sampling items made from scratch. (Eonline)

Inside Meghan Markle's Unique Bond With Queen Elizabeth II: Why the Monarch Approved From the Start. Queen Elizabeth II's love of dogs is well-documented, tending to upwards of 30 corgis throughout her more than six-decade reign. But when Britain's monarch allowed Meghan Markle's beloved beagle Guy to hitch a ride with her en route to Windsor May 18 ahead of the royal wedding, it signaled more than just her desire for some time with a furry companion. Because while the newly minted Duchess of Sussex has had her haters from the start -- with detractors objecting to the fact that she was American, an actress, a divorcee and, yes, unfortunately, even that she was biracial -- the Queen has never been one of them. Among Queen Elizabeth's many responsibilities is giving her formal consent -- or veto -- to any family marriages in order to guard against unions that could "diminish" the status of the royal house. And many believed Markle's previous marriage, to film producer Trevor Engelson, would hurt her chances of eventually making it official with love Prince Harry, 33. After all, King Edward VIII was forced to give up the throne to wed twice-divorced American actress Wallis Simpson. And the queen did block her own sister, Princess Margaret, from marrying her first love, Royal Air Force Capt. Peter Townsend, because he happened to be divorced. So there was some cause for concern. But those in the know insist the Queen gave her approval long before she signed that hand-printed vellum scroll. In her book, Harry: Life, Loss and Love, royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight she was "really keen" to suss out how Queen Elizabeth truly felt about 36-year-old Markle. "Because when you look at Meghan on paper she is not necessarily what you might expect of a conventional royal fiancee and that she's American, she's a well-known face," said Nicholl. "She's filmed some pretty racy sex scenes that we've all seen in Suits. Everything from being a divorcee to being a bit older than Prince Harry, to coming from a dual heritage family, you might wonder if the Queen being of a certain generation and, of course, being the queen might have been concerned." Turns out, not so much. "Everything I heard from the sources I spoke to was that she really felt from the outset that Meghan was a positive person in Prince Harry's life," continued Nicholl. "That she made him very happy and that she was really very supportive." That her beloved grandson was head over heels with the California native from early on is one thing. But royal historian Hugo Vickers felt what really sealed it was Markle's impressive resume. This is a woman, after all, who dedicated herself to charity and activism from the time she was 11 and spotted a sexist advertisement on TV, a well-educated and well-traveled philanthropist who's served as an advocate for UN Women and recently traveled to India as a global ambassador for World Vision. "On paper Meghan's everything you don't want to be -- an older woman, a divorcee -- but actually her more positive qualities could suit her well for the role of royal consort," Vickers explained in a Vanity Fair excerpt. "She has a certain worldly experience and can stand very well on her own two feet. I think she would make a very good partner for Prince Harry." Queen Elizabeth agreed. As Nicholl writes, "When Harry asked his grandmother for her blessing in the fall of 2017, she gave it without hesitation. I was told by one of the Queen's closest aides shortly after the engagement announcement that the monarch was genuinely delighted that Harry had found someone who made him so happy. Despite rumors to the contrary, there was no issue over Meghan's racial heritage or concerns that she was older or divorced. Exceptionally close to her grandson, the Queen trusts Harry." She trusts first impressions, too. And by all accounts, Markle made a good one. Though Harry's older brother Prince William waited some five years to introduce Kate Middleton to his grandmother, the onetime Apache helicopter pilot ushered the then-actress into Queen Elizabeth's summer residence at Scotland's Balmoral Castle last September, 14 months after they met on a blind date. "It went well," a source reported to Us Weekly. "It'll no doubt be the first of many encounters." Indeed, Markle scored an invite to tea at Buckingham Palace in October, mere weeks after she and Harry made their first official joint appearance together at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, with a source telling E! News at the time, the pair were "as good as engaged now. They've spoken about their marriage plans openly with each other." By the time they were discussing them openly with everyone else -- making their engagement announcement in November -- Markle was comfortable enough to gush about her connection with the Queen. "It's incredible, I think, you know, a.) to be able to meet her through his lens, not just with his honor and respect for her as the monarch, but the love that he has for her as his grandmother," she said in their BBC interview. "All of those layers have been so important for me so that when I met her I had such a deep understanding and, of course, incredible respect for being able to have that time with her. And we've had a really -- she's an incredible woman." Come December, the Queen was so fond, she bucked years of no ring, no bring tradition, extending an invite for Markle to attend the annual three-day yuletide fete at her sprawling Sandringham spread. While William didn't bring Kate until after their 2011 vows, "Harry asked the queen for permission," a source told Us Weekly, "and she is delighted to have Harry bring his fiancee. It is a family occasion, after all, and Meghan is very much family now." Packed full of mandatory activities and requisite wardrobe changes, Christmas with the Queen can be a bit of a pressure cooker for a rookie, but Harry says his bride sailed through. "It was fantastic. She really enjoyed it. The family loved having her there," Harry said on BBC Radio 4's Today program Dec. 27, adding that they enjoyed bunking at William and Kate's 10-bedroom Anmer Hall estate "and running around" with Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3. While he conceded there were "plenty" of family traditions to explain (chief among them: gag gifts only for present exchanges), "She's done an absolutely amazing job, she's getting in there and it's the family that I suppose she never had." Along with nailing her attire and table manners, Markle also successfully captivated Harry's intimidating clan. A family friend told Nicholl the Northwestern University theater and international studies double major "charmed" Prince Philip, impressing him with her intellect and the fact that she's incredibly well-read. And, of course, the Queen's corgis were fans from the start. In their joint BBC interview, Harry reported the pups took to dog lover Markle "straight away. I've spent the last 33 years being barked at. This one walks in, absolutely nothing." The pooches, added Markle, were "just laying on my feet during tea, it was very sweet." With her closest companions, convinced, the Queen literally opened her home -- Windsor Castle is one of her favorite residences -- for Harry and Markle's May 19 vows. As they put together the nuptials, Nicholl told ET, the monarch was quite accommodating: "She has said to the couple, 'This is your wedding, this is your day. Plan it as you want.'" The fairytale-like day was fitting for a prince who feels he's living his dream life with a woman warmly embraced by his famous kin. "The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was sort of confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect," he told BBC. "It was this beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life, I fell into her life. The fact that she -- I know the fact that she will be unbelievably good at the job part of it as well is obviously a huge relief to me because she will be able to deal with everything else that comes with it. We're a fantastic team." (Eonline)

Here's Everything That Was on the Menu at the Royal Wedding. How do you follow up a wedding ceremony as glamorous and magical as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's? With a lunchtime reception fit for the queen, of course! After the happy couple recited their vows at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19, they and their 600 guests made their way to St. George's Hall for a meal hosted by Her Majesty the Queen. If you've ever wondered what, exactly, would be on the menu for such a momentous occasion, we've got you covered. And we're warning you now, this will more than likely make you really hungry. During the reception, guests had their choice from a selection of canapes, including Scottish Langoustines wrapped in smoked salmon with cirtus creme fraiche, grilled English asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian ham, garden pea panna cotta with quail eggs and lemon verbena, heritage tomato and basil tartare with balsamic pearls, poached free-range chicken bound in a lightly spiced yogurt with roasted apricot, croquette of confit Windsor lamb with roasted vegetables and shallot jam, and warm asparagus spears with mozzarella and sun-blush tomatoes. Guests were also served a selection of bowl food, which is a fun way of saying canapes served in miniature bowls, including fricassee of free range chicken with morel mushrooms and young leeks, pea and mint risotto with pea shoots, truffle oil and Parmesan chips, and ten-hour slow roasted Windsor pork belly with apple compote and crackling. Of course, no wedding reception worth is salt would be complete without a little something to satisfy the sweet tooth. Guests were served sweet canapes including champagne and pistachio macaroons, orange crme brlee tartlets, and miniature rhubarb crumble tartlets. And then, of course, there's the stunning wedding cake designed by Claire Ptak. Featuring elderflower syrup made at The Queen's resident in Sandringham from the estate's own elderflower trees, the cake was made of a light sponge cake uniquely formulated for the couple. A filling made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream tied it all together, as did the decoration of Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers, mainly British and in season, including peonies and roses. When guests were looking for something to sip on, they were served Pol Roger Brut Reserve Non-Vintage Champagne and a selection of wines. A range of soft drinks were also served, including an apple and elderflower mocktail, made with the same elderflower syrup that was used in the wedding cake and Sandringham Cox's apple juice. All told, approximately 7,500 items of food have been prepared by a team of 25 chefs led by Royal Chef Mark Flanagan, the Palace announced. All ingredients were carefully sourced from Royal Warrant holding companies, utilizing as many UK-based ingredients as possible. Who's hungry? (Eonline)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Dazzle as They Arrive to Royal Wedding Reception. The royal wedding continues! After saying "I do," Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived to their second reception of the day. The newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex smiled for photos as they made their way into Frogmore House on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Both Prince Harry and Meghan switched from their formal bridal attire into glamorous, black tie ensembles. The stunning bride wore a Stella McCartney design, while her groom looked suave in a classic tux. Prince Harry and Meghan arrived in style behind the wheel of a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. In a sweet touch, the license plate read "E190518," the day's date. Prince Charles is hosting the Saturday evening gathering, which boasts a much more exclusive guest list than the preceding reception and ceremony. Only about 200 of Prince Harry and Meghan's closest family members and friends are expected to attend -- a fairly intimate group in comparison to the 600 individuals who were inside St. George's Chapel as the couple exchanged vows. Following the royal couple's carriage procession through the town of Windsor, the wedding congregation settled into St. George's Hall for Queen Elizabeth II's luncheon. Guests were served a traditional wedding breakfast consisting of canapes and bowl food. Elton John toasted to the newlyweds with a special performance. As for what's to come from the second, more private celebration of Prince Harry and Meghan's love, it's anyone's guess. Few photos from inside Prince William and Kate Middleton's after-hours reception in 2011 were made public, and it's safe to say their new in-laws will fancy a similar level of privacy. Congratulations to the happy couple! Now dance the night away! (Eonline)

How Meghan Markle Bent the Royal Style Rules on Her Wedding Day. Meghan Markle was simply perfection. The Duchess of Sussex donned a custom Givenchy gown, created by Clare Waight Keller, to her nuptials to Prince Harry Saturday at Windsor Castle. The royal stunned in an elegant gown, diamond tiara lent by Queen Elizabeth II and a 16-foot veil. Needless to say, there was not a hair out of place! But did Meghan create any royal style faux pas? The blushing bride seemed to cover all the bases. Floor-length dress? Check. Covered arms? Check. Headpiece? Check. As royal protocol dictates, she even got the queen's approval on the dress days before the wedding. So how did this modern bride bring her style perspective to the big day? She tiptoed the line between old-world traditions and contemporary preferences. "What a historical moment by Claire Weight from Givenchy! She looks breathtaking," said stylist Sadaf Razi, who has worked with Meghan in the past. "It's both soft and ethereal but classic and completely regal at the same time. It captures her essence perfectly in a dress that is both strong and feminine." While any cleavage or shoulders should be covered, per royal etiquette, Meghan cleverly opted for an open bateau neckline, the key feature of her dress. It opened up the conservative dress without revealing too much. "The bateau neckline frames her decolletage perfectly," noted Sadaf. "And the sculptural design and beautiful tailing showcases her figure in a demure manner." Instead of the lace or embellished designs typically seen at royal weddings (think: Kate Middeton's Alexander McQueen wedding dress), Meghan's silk material, sourced from mills across Europe, took front and center. "The matte luster is a break from tradition. It's a strong fabric rather than something overly soft like lace," the stylist added. "It's a contemporary design for a contemporary bride." And while it's become more of an expectation than a rule, Meghan opted for a French couture design house, rather than a British atelier, to create her dress. The royal family is known for supporting UK-based designers and brands (call it patriotism), and ever since Meghan has been dating Harry, her wardrobe has been uncannily British or Canadian, a member of the commonwealth of England. Perhaps the new duchess wanted to tap into Givenchy's global reach, as her roots are decidedly international. You do you, Meghan. (Eonline)

Meghan Markle Commissioned the Perfect Royal Wedding Gift for Her Best Friends. Meghan Markle knew how to make sure her best friends sparkle on her big day. For her six BFFs, as well as new sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Meghan commissioned a special gift to be worn at her wedding to Prince Harry "to take as a memento from this time and this occasion": a custom gold disc bracelet called "The Kensington" by Zofia Day, which is currently available online for $450. "It's been pretty surreal," Lisette Polny, Founder and Owner of Zofia Day, exclusively told E! News of the new Duchess of Sussex choosing her design. "I know that [the bracelets] were gifted to them, I am hoping they were wearing them!" Polny, whose designs have been worn by Meghan at previous events, revealed the custom bracelet design came about thanks to the bride's best friend Benita Litt, who was by her side on the big day. "Benita wanted me to style her in jewelry for the wedding and all the events. At that time, I said, 'Meghan's been such a great supporter of me, would she be interested in gifting her bridal party for this occasion?'" she explained. "And every communication I've had has been through Benita, I actually haven't had direct communication to Meghan, but I was sending some ideas for designs for the gifting and she loved the idea of the simple gold, solid disc bracelet, which is very of essence of her style." Benita's two daughters, Rylan and Remi, also wore necklaces (the Windsor Heart Pendant and the Charlotte Bow) designed by Polny, who confirmed that Meghan's best friend Jessica Mulroney also received a Kensington bracelet, along with Benita and Kate. The designer called Meghan's custom Givenchy gown "the perfect look," saying the American star "looked like obviously a classic beauty. I think she looked elegant but modern at the same time. I think it was a wonderful fusion of maintaining the royal tradition but also bringing American fashion to the table as well. It was amazing!" Markle has previously worn Polny's jewelry, even donning a pair of Dash Ear Studs on the cover of Vanity Fair. "She's got a really simple subtle style and that's what my jewelry is," Polny said, "it's supposed to make a statement but overall be simplistic and timeless, which I think is really relatable to her." People first reported on Meghan gifting her bridal party with the bespoke wedding bracelets. (Eonline)

Chocolate, Shortbread, and a Coupon: What Was in the Royal Wedding Gift Bag. The two thousand members of the public invited onto the grounds of Windsor Castle during Saturday's royal wedding didn't leave with just their memories -- they also left with gift bags! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have had only 600 guests inside St. George's Chapel during their wedding on Saturday, but the church was also surrounded by a select group of people who were sent invitations mostly based on charity work, service to the country, or other noble ventures, and each one of them got to go home with a goodie bag filled with a few treats. Royal photographer James Whatling posted a picture on Twitter of the canvas tote bag, monogrammed with an H and M in bright blue, and Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie delighted in opening up one of the bags during The Today Show's live coverage Saturday morning. The bags contain shortbread, a Harry and Meghan chocolate coin, a bottle of water, a wedding magnet, and the best part: a 20% off coupon for The Middle Ward Shop at Windsor Castle. You may laugh and say, "how is that possibly the best part?" But what you might not know is that The Middle Ward Shop is one of very few gift shops in the world with Queen-approved royal merchandise, so you know your 20% off will get you something good! Or at least something with approved photos. But in all seriousness, the goodie bag was, as James Whatling said in his tweet, "a lovely touch," especially when you consider that we didn't get anything at all (except for priceless gifs of lip bites and shared smiles). So if anyone wants to part with theirs, please give us a call! (Eonline)

Meghan Markle's Love Letter to Mom Perfectly Showcases Their Unbreakable Bond. There's nothing like a mother-daughter bond. Long before Meghan Markle met Prince Harry and said "I Do" in a wedding viewed all around the world, the actress developed an everlasting relationship with her mom Doria Ragland. In a 2014 blog post resurfacing from The Tig, Meghan expressed her love and appreciation for a woman that served as a role model, parent and friend. "She will swivel her hips into the sweetest little dance you've ever seen, swaying her head and snapping her fingers to the beat like she's been dancing since the womb. And you will smile. You won't be able to help it. You will look at her and you will feel joy," she wrote on her personal blog. "I'm talking about my mom." In the thoughtful piece, Meghan admits that she found parts of her mother annoying when she was growing up. But now that she is older and wiser, Meghan couldn't help but acknowledge everything made possible because of mom. "I get all of it. The curfews that were prefaced with 'I want you home by that time, Flower, not because I'm worried about what you'll do, but because I'm worried about what everyone else out there is up to.' The jogs together in our neighborhood, and bike rides to the La Brea Tar Pits after school. The time spent in the kitchen, helping her prep dinner, carefully tossing fresh herbs into the salad, and knowing when the shrimp in the gumbo was juuuuust right," she recalled. "I didn't get it then. But I get it now." Meghan added, "She was keeping me safe. She was teaching me to take care of my body. She was introducing me to history and fostering a love of being outdoors. She was planting the seed for me to become a foodie. She was showing me how to be a daughter, not just in that moment, but for when I became that grown woman. For right now. And thirty years from now. She was loving me. So tightly." Fast-forward to today when Doria was right by her daughter's side as she married Prince Harry in front of 600 guests inside Saint George's Chapel. Whether getting ready at a private hotel or riding in the car to the venue, Doria couldn't help but have a giant smile on her face as she experienced the unforgettable day. "To all of the wonderful mamas in this world, thank you. For all the lessons, for all the love. For you," Meghan wrote. "I love you, Mommy." (Eonline)

Meghan Markle Wears the Queen's Favorite Nail Polish on Her Wedding Day. It's a classic for a reason! For her wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle kept it classy in the nail department (well...in the everything department) when she donned Queen Elizabeth II's favorite (and only) nail polish color, Ballet Slippers, by Essie. And if you want to just look like the Duchess of Sussex you can get your hands on Ballet Slipps for a mere $7.69. The shade is likely the same one that that the former Suits star wore for her engagement announcement, which showed off a short, rounded, pearly pink manicure. Interestingly enough, the Queen has been wearing Essie's Ballet Slippers consistently for almost three decades. According to Beauty Crew, in 1989 the Queen's hairdresser wrote to nail polish mogul Essie Weingarten of the brand Essie requesting a bottle of the classic light pink shade for her royal client and ever since then her majesty has been hooked on the neutral shade for the last 29 years. Meanwhile, sister-in-law Kate Middleton, who never regularly wears nail polish, did in fact wear polish on her wedding day. When she wed Prince William in front of 24 million people she wore Essie's pale pink Allure, according to Marie Claire, According to Marie Claire UK, the royal dress code dictates that bright nail colors are strictly forbidden for royals and they are instructed to only have natural-looking colors for official events. Despite breaking with tradition for many aspects of the ceremony, the dutiful new duchess wanted to play it safe by going almost au natural in the manicure department. While Meghan is sure to make her title her own -- don't envision seeing Big Apple Red on her any time soon! (Eonline)

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle were front and center -- obviously -- at their wedding, but the surprise star turned out to be an American Bishop who gave a stirring sermon about love. The Bishop's presence is significant for a bunch of reasons ... notably, an American took to the pulpit at a Royal Wedding. Bishop Curry is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the U.S. and 16 other countries. Also, not lost is the fact he's African American, as is Meghan. It's especially poignant given what happened several months ago, when Princess Michael of Kent wore a racist Blackamoor brooch when she met Meghan. Bishop Curry gave a rousing speech about love ... which had Meghan and Harry smiling. (TMZ)

Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams Took Buses to the Royal Wedding -- Just Like Everyone Else. Oprah Winfrey led the procession of Hollywood A-listers who scored invites to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, which apparently began with -- gasp! -- a bus ride. The media mogul and surprise attendee was one of the first to arrive at St. George's Chapel on Saturday, followed by Idris Elba, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra. Cameras caught a few of the royal couple's guests, including Oprah and Serena alongside husband Alexis Ohanian, disembarking from a shuttle that transported them from the security checkpoints to the chapel. According to Winfrey's bestie, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, she allotted three hours for traveling into Windsor. "I said, 'Oprah has to ride the bus? Oprah is not a bus person. Has she been informed?!'" King teased. Approximately 600 people attended the historic wedding ceremony, though it's unclear just how many utilized the transportation methods provided by Kensington Palace. Meanwhile, Serena documented the unforgettable day on social media with plenty of snapshots getting ready, spending time with Alexis and giving love to their baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Both ladies looked pretty in pink, the tennis champ opting for a Versace gown and Oprah in Stella McCartney. You'd never guess The Wrinkle in Time star endured a bit of a wardrobe malfunction before the wedding, as she made a last-minute decision to switch dresses. Winfrey originally planned to wear white, but thought the occasion called for a more subdued style statement. Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan have officially received their new titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Following a carriage procession throughout the town of Windsor, the wedding congregation gathered for a luncheon reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at St. George's Hall. Elton John toasted to the couple's newlywed status with a special performance. An intimate, more exclusive reception is to follow. (Eonline)

That Empty Seat at the Royal Wedding? It Wasn't for Princess Diana. Did Princess Diana have a seat at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding? Viewers live-tweeting the big event on Saturday immediately speculated that the seat next Prince William during the ceremony was left empty to honor their late mother and give her a symbolic presence at her youngest son's wedding. However, a source tells E! News that the empty seat was not for Princess Diana but was left unoccupied for a much more practical reason: The seat was left empty because Queen Elizabeth II was in the seat directly behind it. While the seat was not a direct tribute to Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Meghan honored his mother in other ways when they exchanged vows at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and throughout the build-up to the big day. On May 4, a statement from the Communications Secretary to Prince Harry was released, which stated that the royal is "keen to involve his mother's family in his wedding." "All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading," the statement read. "Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day." During the wedding, Lady Jane Fellowes gave a reading, which included, "Set me as a seal upon your heart, for love is strong as death." And when it came to Meghan's bridal bouquet, the couple chose forget-me-nots, Diana's favorite flower, with The Palace revealing that Harry hand-picked the flowers from their private garden at Kensington Palace for the ceremony the day before the wedding. But perhaps the most touching and unexpected tribute came when Prince Harry reportedly got emotional when "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer" was sung as it was also sung at Princess Diana's funeral. After the couple announced their engagement in November 2017, Harry said in the couple's first sitdown interview that Diana and Meghan would've been "best friends." When asked what it meant to have stones that belonged to Princess Diana included in her engagement ring, Meghan shared, "I think everything about Harry's thoughtfulness is - and the inclusion of that and obviously not being able to meet his mom it's so important to me to - to know that she's a part of this with us." (Eonline)

Why Sarah Ferguson's Appearance at the Royal Wedding Is So Significant. Sarah Ferguson is not your average royal wedding guest. When it was time for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to say "I Do" inside St. George's Chapel, close to 600 people were fortunate enough to witness the love story up close and personal. But in between all the celebrity guests and adorable kids, one attendee's presence held some extra meaning. Yes, we're talking about The Duchess of York. As royal fans may recall, tension was thick between Sarah and some members of the royal family after it was revealed in 2010 that she offered to sell access to ex-husband Prince Andrew for upwards of $700,000. One of the consequences was the fact that she was snubbed from attending Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 wedding. For Saturday's wedding, however, the bride and groom had full control over the guest list. And according to our insiders, there wasn't even a doubt that Sarah would receive an invite. "Harry always planned to invite [her]. She is the mother of [Princess] Eugenie and [Princess] Beatrice, both of whom he is close to," a source previously shared with E! News. "Harry has always been fond of Ms. Ferguson and he would never want to exclude a family member." Our source added, "While there may be people within the households who would rather she didn't attend, Harry has not had to fight to invite her. Every decision Harry and Meghan make for this wedding is their own. They have the freedom to do as they please." While arriving at Windsor Castle Saturday afternoon, Sarah was seen wearing a navy dress and matching jacket with white piping by Emma Louise Design. She was given a hug by her future son-in-law Jack Brooksbank who came out of the chapel to warmly welcome her. And although Saturday's wedding was all about Prince Harry and Meghan, Sarah's daughter Princess Eugenie will soon say "I Do" to Jack at St. George's Chapel this October. Based on the double dates the couple has reportedly experienced with Prince Harry and Meghan, perhaps the newlyweds will be in attendance for London's next big wedding. (Eonline)

Prince Charles' Goddaughter Compares the Royal Wedding to Princess Diana's in 1981. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day had some big shoes to fill. With two major modern royal weddings in recent memory -- brother Prince William's nuptials to Kate Middleton in 2011 and his parents' own lavish affair 30 years before that -- there was a lot to compare the May 19 celebration to. And for one person directly involved with one of those earlier festivities, the ceremony held at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle hit exactly all the right notes. India Hicks, goddaughter of Prince Charles who served as a bridesmaid to the late Princess Diana, called in to E! News' live coverage of the big day, where she broke down all that she saw with her insider perspective. "Oh my God, all I do, of course, is compare one wedding to the other one that I was on. Completely different thing," she told hosts Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski Melanie Bromley and Sarah-Jane Crawford. "This one is absolutely fairy tale to the last moment. Very low-key compared to that 1981 one of over-the-top '80s fashion, over-the-top pomp and circumstance. Amazing for a future king, but I think this one is very reflective of both Harry and Meghan. We're seeing all those little low-key differences that Meghan is already putting in place, which is amazing because, of course, that's the Royal Family and it's hard to tinker with their framework." Hicks, who founded lifestyle brand India Hicks, Inc. in 2015, couldn't help but hone in on Markle's bridesmaids, given that she's been in their place. "The bridesmaids particularly, of course, I'm looking at them, having had the experience of having ridden in that glass carriage myself," she said. "What I loved was the shoes, the little bridesmaid shoes, and the way that Meghan gave them as a gift to the bridesmaids and they had those initials embroidered on the front. So there were really charming little moments that we saw from today." She also opened up about what it was like to see her godfather rise to the occasion and step in to walk his new daughter-in-law down the aisle after Markle's father Thomas Markle's health prevented him from attending his daughter's big day due as he recovered from a recent surgery. "Of course because I love a woman who stands on her own two feet and I've got a business that's all about women finding themselves, I love the fact that Meghan walked that first bit down the aisle by herself. She did not look alone. I thought she looked wonderful there," Hick said. "And I then loved the tender moment when Charles comes out and walks her down that last bit. It really was a moment that sealed the family connection, and the fact that she's going to get a lot of support having come from something that was quite difficult into a family that's obviously steeped in history and tradition. But hopefully she's going to have that support beside her so it won't feel lonely at any moment for her." (Eonline)

Remembering Her Roots! Meghan Markle Spots Her Drama Teacher in Post-Wedding Carriage Ride. "Oh my god!" That's what Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex said when spotted a familiar face in the crowd: Her old drama teacher. Meghan and Prince Harry were making their way from their wedding ceremony to the luncheon reception with onlookers lined up on the streets to greet the newlyweds -- and one of those well-wishers was Gigi Perreau. The American teacher from Immaculate Heart High School was also an ITV studio guest as part of the network's royal wedding coverage. You can see the look of delight cross Meghan's face as she zooms by her former teacher. Gigi Perreau, 77, was a child star in the 1940s. She first appeared in Madam Curie at just two years old. As an adult, Gigi found success on TV, with roles in The Donna Reed Show and The Betty Hutton Show. She went on to appear in Western shows. Most recently she's provided voices in animated works, including Crash: The Animated Series. In the book American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Gigi said she always knew Meghan would be something special. "A lovely girl even then, and very hardworking. [Meghan] was very dedicated," she said. As Meghan and Prince Harry made their way around town, the newlyweds waved to the crowd and pointed out signs. Lip reader Tina Lannin from 121 Captions told E! News Meghan said, "How sweet," and, "Unbelievable," as they took in the crowd. Meghan alternated between "hi," "hello" and "thank you" as she waved to onlookers. (Eonline)

Meghan Markle's Suits Family Enjoyed One "Last Summer" Before the Royal Wedding. With this crew, the night before could never be a bore. One day before Prince Harry is expected to say "I Do" to Meghan Markle, several Suits stars came together for dinner before attending the royal wedding. In an Instagram posted onto Patrick J. Adams' Instagram, the actor revealed a photo from the evening out at Barn Restaurant. "The last supper #royalwedding," he wrote on Instagram while seated at a giant table. Fans of the USA Network show spotted Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman and more of Meghan's co-stars together in the group shot. And while Wendall Pierce was unable to make the meal, he had nothing but kind words to share about his TV daughter on Twitter. "... Come in the twilight soft and gray, Come in the night or come in the day, Come, O love, whene'er you may, And you are welcome, welcome," he shared while giving credit to Paul Lawrence Dunbar. "(Only hours away... ) #HarryandMeghan." Earlier this morning, Rick, Sarah and Gina appeared on NBC's Today show with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb where they helped celebrate the upcoming wedding that will be watched around the world. "We worked together for so many years on the show. It's such an amazing experience. We were with each other for longer than we went to college or high school with our friends," Sarah explained. "We became family, in a way; we're still family. So, this is a wonderful family affair." And while Meghan may have left the series after seven years, the bride-to-be has plenty of fond memories of the show and the cast who made the experience unforgettable. "We were very, very fortunate to have that sort of longevity on a series," Meghan previously shared. "I've ticked this box, and I feel very proud of the work I've done there, and now it's time to work with [Harry] as a team." (Eonline)

Meghan Markle's Dog Gets a Ride With Queen Elizabeth to Royal Wedding. The royal wedding has gone to the dogs! (In the best way possible, of course.) Meghan Markle's adorable pup received the ultimate royal treatment as he accompanied Queen Elizabeth II on her drive into Windsor ahead of Saturday's celebration. In a video published by The Daily Mail, the regal beagle believed to be the bride's rescue dog named Guy peers out the window opposite from Her Majesty. The actress previously revealed in her post-engagement interview with BBC that Guy had joined her in London, while her other beloved dog named Bogart remained in Markle's native Los Angeles with a friend. Queen Elizabeth's love of animals is well-documented, and just last month she bid farewell to her last of more than 30 royal corgis over the years. A Buckingham Palace source reportedly told The Daily Mail that the British Monarch was "more upset about Willow's death than any of them," explaining, "It is probably because Willow was the last link to her parents and a pastime that goes back to her own childhood. It really does feel like the end of an era." Meghan and Queen Elizabeth likely bonded over their mutual adoration for dogs, and even Prince Harry has noted the corgis' immediate bond with his future wife. "The corgis took to you straight away," Harry told Meghan in their first sit-down together. "I've spent the last 33 years being barked at, this one walks in, absolutely nothing," he continued, saying the dogs were "just wagging tails, and I was like, 'Argh.'" From the looks of it, Queen Elizabeth and Guy are getting along just as swimmingly! (Eonline)

Meghan Markle's Suits Co-Stars Joke About Their Royal Wedding Invites. While some members of Meghan Markle's biological family will miss the royal wedding Saturday, members of her Suits family will be there to celebrate her big day with Prince Harry. Three of her former USA Network co-stars -- Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres -- appeared on Today Friday, live from Windsor, and laughed about how they were each invited. Rafferty joked "doves flew out" when she opened her letter, and Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb laughed when Torres claimed a royal guard had delivered hers. "When I got the invitation, MI6 were at my door," Hoffman joked. "They were like, 'Rick Hoffman, get out of your shower!" Kidding aside, the trio said they were honored -- and a little "surprised" -- to receive invites. "This is an incredible step in her life," Torres said, "so to bear witness to that is extraordinary." Torres said she was aware Markle was dating royalty before most people did, but she knew "very little" else. "We knew she was excited and there was reason to keep it close to the vest." Added Rafferty, "He's lovely. They're a great match." Similarly, Hoffman said he "got the news" about Markle's royal romance "quite early." "I was like, 'You've got to be kidding me!' It was both of us in the trailer, like, 'Oh, my God! You're dating a prince!'" he said. "I was like, 'Take it slow. Be careful. Don't let him hurt you.'" Rafferty joked that on the set of Suits, she considered herself "sister wives" with Markle and Torres. "We worked together for so many years on the show. It's such an amazing experience. We were with each other for longer than we went to college or high school with our friends," she shared. "We became family, in a way; we're still family. So, this is a wonderful family affair." (Other Suits actors, like Patrick J. Adams, will be attending the wedding at St. George's Chapel.) Asked to tell some personal stories about their interactions with Meghan, Hoffman shared a sweet story with Guthrie and Kotb. "I was in a relationship that didn't work out. I had to go to a wedding in Paris -- actually five years ago to this weekend. I was dateless and Meghan was like, 'Do you want me to come with you?' I was like, 'Yeah! That would be awesome!'" he said. "We had the producer schedule our [time] off, and Meghan and I had the best, most fun weekend." (Eonline)

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Enjoy a Date Night at Elton John's Last Las Vegas Show. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth enjoyed a fun date night on Thursday by attending the final show of Elton John's Las Vegas residency. The 71-year-old British singer closed out "The Million Dollar Piano" concert series by performing in front of a sold-out crowd of nearly 4,300 fans. In fact, Cyrus claimed he dedicated his performance of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" to her during the show. At one point during the evening, John posted a picture of him smiling with the couple. "One of the great things I'll miss about staying in Vegas -- you never know who's going to pop by," he wrote on Instagram. "Love you @mileycyrus @limhemsworth." Cyrus returned the love by share the same picture and writing "We love you @eltonjohn." John and Cyrus seem to be close. They performed "Tiny Dancer" together at the 2018 Grammys, and Cyrus performed two of his hits, "The B-tch Is Back" and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," on the twin tribute albums Revamp and Restoration. Cyrus opened up about covering his songs in an interview with People. "Elton John is more than a legend, he's a pioneer who has inspired me on so many levels," she told the magazine. "I am honored to join him in his fight against AIDS through his amazing foundation and now to join his series of tribute albums is an honor! I've never wanted to be boxed in by anything, especially genre, and Elton gave me the freedom to participate in both the pop and country records." "The Million Dollar Piano" residency, which was held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, was John's second Las Vegas residency. His first was "The Red Piano." He's performed 450 shows at the venue. After his final performance, John thanked his fans on social media for their support and expressed his enthusiasm for his upcoming tour Farewell Yellow Brick Road. "Vegas, THANK YOU!! My love to @caesarspalace for being a home away from home and the 1.8 million people who made those 450 shows so fun each and every night," he wrote on Instagram. "I'll see you all in September for the #EltonFarewellTour! #lasvegas#goodbye #caesarspalace#farewellyellowbrickroad." (Eonline)

John Cena made the trek down to San Diego to try to win Nikki Bella back, but as we reported ... it may take more than just AAdvantage Miles. Nikki and John were spotted together in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego Saturday, strolling down the street after getting their fix of java. John has been on a unrelenting campaign to win Nikki back ... after she broke up with him because he would not budge on the issue of having children. Nikki told us a few days ago she now believes John has had a change of heart and would like for her to have his kids, but she says all the drama has made her question the relationship. She told us she loves John and would like things to work out, but she needs time to think. It's overcast in Southern California, so we don't know if John commissioned a skywriting plane. (TMZ)

Holy lord ... Beyonce now has her very own church! Queen Bey's the new owner of a stone structured, 7,500 sq. ft house of God in The Big Easy. The New Orleans church -- which is more than 100 years old -- was listed at $850,000 ... but it's unclear if she got a divine discount. We're told Beyonce's church was built in the early 1900s but has been out of commission as a place of worship for some time due to its church members passing away. Looks like it could be revival time though ... and Beyonce shouldn't have any issues finding folks willing to get in formation and join her congregation. Her sister, Solange, lives nearby, too. Speaking of ... a San Francisco church held the first ever "Beyonce Mass" a few weeks ago and had more than 900 people show up for it. Imagine what the turnout would be at the actual Church of Bey. (TMZ)

Johnny Manziel has found a new football job with the Canadian Football League. The Heisman Trophy winner announced his decision to sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday ... saying "I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I'm eager for what the future holds." Manziel has been out of professional football for 2 years after he was released by the Cleveland Browns back in March 2016 ... and has spent the last year working on his football comeback. Johnny will be playing with the Ticats on a 2-season contract before exploring his opportunities with the NFL again. BTW -- just hours before the announcement, Johnny was out celebrating the move at Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills ... one of the top hot spots in Los Angeles. Along with the football gig, Johnny revealed a partnership to continue his "Comeback SZN" podcast with Barstool Sports. (TMZ)

Lil Tay getting busted for frontin' about her cars and her money is simply her take on the infamous Bow Wow Challenge ... according to BW, himself. We got Bow Wow Friday in Marietta, GA -- where he's shooting a music video -- and got his take on the foul-mouthed 9-year-old rapper who was recently exposed as a social media fraud. Her red sports car really belongs to her realtor mom's ex-boss, and all the fancy cribs are just homes her mom was showing. Bow Wow says don't knock Tay's hustle 'cause she's just doing her j-o-b ... which is to entertain her 2 million followers. In fact, sounds like he has a project in mind for her. Lil advice for Lil Tay, this could be an actual paying gig -- unlike talking trash on Danielle Bregoli. Although that's also pretty damn entertaining. (TMZ)

Lil Tay shaded our photog for daring to asking about her rumored million-dollar deal with Tunes Audio Headphones. We got the 9-year-old hitting up Nice Guy Saturday in WeHo, where we dared to ask about her supposed score. By the way, we're not vouching for the deal ... at all. Nonetheless ... she fired back at us for asking the self-proclaimed "World's Youngest Flexer" about the deal. Her mom was recently fired from her job at a Vancouver real estate company for her involvement in Tay's career. (TMZ)

Meek Mill bailed on a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday after a late-night call from Jay-Z ... TMZ has learned. TMZ broke the story ... Meek agreed to travel to the White House to discuss prison reform. President Trump is hosting a Prison Reform Summit. Participants include members of Congress, various activists and, clearly, people who have become victims of the system. We're told Jay called Meek Thursday night and made it clear ... meeting with Trump would be problematic for his image and for the cause. We're told other high-profile African-Americans also called Meek and voiced serious concern. Meek tells us, "I was originally scheduled to be part of a panel on Prison Reform at the White House to help shed light on the issues within the system. Unfortunately, the focus turned to the President and Myself which concerned me that it might take away from creating a positive result from today's discussions." He continues, "As a result, I decided not to attend so that the focus would be solely on fixing our prison system. Most importantly I remain fully committed to improving our criminal justice system." UPDATE: A Jay-Z source says Jay did not force or even convince Meek to cancel the White House trip, adding Meek made the decision after talking to several people. (TMZ)

Another major NFL honcho is being deposed in the Colin Kaepernick collusion case -- this time it's New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ... TMZ Sports has learned. Kraft follows a long list of powerful NFL people questioned by Kaep's team -- earlier this week, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway answered questions at team headquarters in Colorado. Colin had personally attended Elway's deposition -- just as he had when Houston Texans owner Bob McNair was deposed in the case back in March. No word if Kaep is currently present at Kraft's depo ... but it's a pretty safe bet he's there, too. Other big wigs who have reportedly been deposed include Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider, NFL commish Roger Goodell, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Ravens coach John Harbaugh. As we previously reported, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league claiming owners and other high-ranking NFL officials were in cahoots to blackball Colin after his national anthem demonstration. (TMZ)

Music

Elton John Performs at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Reception. Elton John performed for newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a luncheon following their nuptials at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. "Sir Elton John has performed at the Lunchtime Reception for guests celebrating the Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle," Kensington Palace shared on Saturday. "Prince Harry asked Sir Elton to perform at the Reception which was hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at St George's Hall, Windsor Castle. Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family." Elton was close friends with Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, before her passing. On May 4, a statement from the Communications Secretary to Prince Harry was released, which shared that the royal was "keen to involve his mother's family in his wedding." "All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading," the statement read. "Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day." All of Diana's siblings were in attendance at the wedding on Saturday, where Lady Jane Fellowes gave her reading. Harry and Meghan also remembered his mother with the bridal bouquet. For the bouquet, the couple chose Diana's favorite flower, forget-me-nots. The Palace also shared that a day before the wedding, Harry hand-picked flowers from their private garden at Kensington Palace for the ceremony. (Eonline)

Fifth Harmony Hints They'll Reunite Someday in "Don't Say You Love Me" Video. Fifth Harmony is leaving the door open. The four-person girl group, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui, surprised their fans Friday by releasing a music video for "Don't Say You Love Me" from their third self-titled final album. The unexpected and emotional video features the girls looking stunning in white and black gowns as they sing in an empty room. While each girl is initially featured separately, they eventually come together and hold hands before exiting through a door one-by-one. However, it's what happens at the very end that fans are excited about: the door is left open. The symbolic crack hints that while the pop stars are going their separate ways for now, there is hope that they'll reunite in the future. Fifth Harmony announced their indefinite hiatus in March, attributing the break to their desire to pursue "solo endeavors." They took the stage together for the final time last Friday at Hard Rock Live at The Event Center in Hollywood, Fla. While the group has endured their fair share of drama (ex-member Camila Cabello left the group in Dec. 2016), the girls have remained focused on their solo opportunities and have collaborated with big stars. Normani collaborated with Khalid on her single "Love Lives" and appeared on Dancing With the Stars, while Dinah worked with French Montana on smash hit "Boom Boom." Ally dropped "Perfect" with Topic and recently signed a solo artist deal, while Lauren has released music with the likes of Steve Aoki and Ty Dollar Sign. Despite their solo success, it's clear the girls will always cherish their time together. "Being the biggest girl group of this decade, the fact that I can even say that is so surreal," Normani told E! News' Sibley Scoles in April. "I accomplished that and I was a part of it with other beautiful girls that I love so much." "Who knows what will happen down the road in the future?" she added. "It's all about the evolution." Until then...we'll be waiting! (Eonline)

Maluma Says It Would Be a Dream to Finally Collaborate with Selena Gomez. F.A.M.E. is finally here! But before Maluma dropped his third studio album, we sat down the with the 24-year-old singer to talk about everything from collaborations to acting. In January 2017, fans of both the Colombian star and Selena Gomez lost it a bit when the singers started to follow each other on Instagram. Aside from liking each other's pics, the "Back to You" singer also posted a photo with the caption, "Vente pa' ca." That also happens to be the title of Maluma's song with Ricky Martin. Enough to make fans elated and assume that a musical collaboration was in the works. And according to Maluma, their fans were onto something. "We had the chance to talk once, and I told her that I wanted to work with her. I thought we were going to work (together), but then she started doing her album. Maybe she got busy or something, and we stopped talking," he admits. "It would be a dream to work with her; it would be so beautiful. She's such an inspiration, and she's such an example. It would be an honor to share a song with her... it would be beautiful." While Maluma has already worked with huge crossover stars like Martin and Shakira, he's got his eyes set on one day working with Justin Timberlake. F.A.M.E dropped Friday and it includes 15 tracks with collaborations from Marc Anthony, Jason Derulo, Prince Royce and Timbaland. Are you loving F.A.M.E? (Eonline)

Courtney Barnett Shares New Album 'Tell Me How You Really Feel'. After a three-year absence from albums (barring a collaboration with Kurt Vile last year called Lotta Sea Lice), Courtney Barnett has finally returned with a full record of new music called Tell Me How You Really Feel. Recorded in July of 2017 in Soundspark Studios, the album finds Barnett reuniting with the producers of her breakthrough Sometimes I Sit And Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Dan Luscombe and Burke Reid while adding in performances from Kim and Kelley Deal (the latter who just collaborated with Protomartyr) on the track "Crippling Self-Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence." We've heard the ferocious "Nameless, Faceless," the gorgeous "Need A Little Time," the shifting "City Looks Pretty," and the heartwarming "Sunday Roast," all of which are a little more contemplative than her previous work but just as witty. (Billboard)

Stream Disclosure's 'Ultimatum' Featuring Fatoumata Diawara. Electronic duo Disclosure have released a new song "Ultimatum." Featuring a prominent sample of Fatoumata Diawara's voice, the track adds a Malian touch to the duo's soulful deep-house sound. "Sorry it's been a while -- we have been missing you all immensely, so we wanted to share with you something we've been working on now that the sun is shining and the trees are green," the duo shared in a statement. "A few months ago, we stumbled across an amazing female vocalist named Fatoumata Diawara. While digging through her discography we discovered this beautiful sample and started messing around, having fun and experimenting with it." "Ultimatum" marks the first new song from the duo since remixing their own single "Nocturnal" in 2016. Earlier this year, the brothers said they were starting work on their third album. (Billboard)

Movies

Donald Glover's Character in Solo: A Star Wars Story Is Pansexual, Writer Says. The Star Wars franchise finally has its first LGBTQ+ character. Solo: A Stars Wars Story screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan revealed in a new interview with Huffington Post that Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover in the latest installment, is in-fact pansexual. Lando was first portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in the original Star Wars trilogy, and Kasdan said the character's charismatic energy is not a coincidence. "There's a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee's [portrayal of Lando's] sexuality," he explained. "I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it's time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity -- sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of." Pansexuality is described as the sexual or emotional attraction toward someone regardless of sex or gender identity. GLAAD points out that, "While being bisexual means being attracted to more than one gender, being pansexual means being attracted to all gender identities, or attracted to people regardless of gender." "He doesn't make any hard and fast rules. I think it's fun," Kasdan continued. "I don't know where it will go." Lando is said to have a flirty relationship with his female droid, L3-37, in the film. Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge told USA Today of their dynamic, "The fact that they can be rude and short with each and they can boss each other around is actually what reveals their love for each other and trust for each other. They're both very independent characters in their own right and yet they've chosen to partner with each other. There's something I think really romantic about that." Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters Friday, May 25. (Eonline)

After unveiling his new film "Gotti" at a black-tie Cannes Film Festival premiere on Tuesday, John Travolta wore a jean jacket and black T-shirt to a beach screening of his 1978 classic "Grease" the next night for fans. Travolta -- a big Hollywood presence at Cannes this year -- introduced the movie with festival head Thierry Fremaux and "Grease" director Randal Kleiser to mark its 40th anniversary. "There were 1,000 people singing every line with Travolta as they watched on the beach. It was like karaoke," said a guest. "People were wrapped in blankets. Travolta was having the best time." We hear the star flew his own plane into town after vacationing in Ireland with his family, including wife Kelly Preston, kids Ella Bleu and Ben, and sister Ellen Travolta. After the festival, he'll start shooting a new film, "The Poison Rose," next week with Ella Bleu, as well as Morgan Freeman, Forest Whitaker and Famke Janssen. With all the attention surrounding Travolta when he hit the red carpet for "Gotti" -- he was also on the carpet for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" on the same night -- a pal told us the star's young son, Ben, 7, "had a bit of a freakout" with all the hubbub. "But seeing his father up on-screen stabilized him." At a festival master class, Travolta recalled of his 1994 Cannes-winning film "Pulp Fiction": "Quentin [Tarantino] always saw me as an unpredictable actor. He said, 'If I wanted predictability, I would have chosen someone different.'" (Page Six)

50 Cent dishes on why US celebs are no-shows at Cannes. Rapper 50 Cent -- who stepped in for Pitbull at the last minute to play a Cannes Film Festival bash this week -- noted the lack of stars at the festival this year, with the exception of John Travolta. "They ain't fking with Netflix, they ain't fking with a lot of people," Fiddy figured, referring to the French fest's ban of movies by the streaming service because its films don't open in French cinemas. He said of his VIP friends, "They said, 'Stay home,' but I'm still here." At the party for Travolta and his film "Gotti," the rapper told the crowd: "You guys feel like you're at a party right now -- but I feel like I'm just hanging out with John Travolta." (PageSix)

The H Collective Inks Three-Picture Co-Production Pact With China's iQiyi. Launched just in June of last year, The H Collective has been on a dealmaking spree during the early months of 2018. The H Collective is expanding its membership. The growing Los Angeles-based mini-studio has entered into a three-film co-production pact with Chinese streaming-video giant iQiyi. The deal was unveiled Friday at iQiyi's annual Technology & Entertainment World Conference in central Beijing. The partners say the co-produced titles will target both the North American and Chinese theatrical markets, the world's two largest box-office markets. Launched just in June of last year, The H Collective has been on a dealmaking spree during the early months of 2018. Headed by former Paramount executive Nic Crawley, the company announced a co-buyout of Vin Diesel's xXx franchise in April, followed days later by a global distribution deal with Sony Pictures. The new partnership with iQiyi extends The H Collective's ties to the fast-growing Chinese market, where many of its backers and strategic partners are based. iQiyi will handle all digital and theatrical distribution in China for the three coproductions, as well as co-finance. The two partners' first joint effort will be the action-comedy Counter Spy, based on a script being reworked by Thor: Ragnarok co-writer Craig Kyle. The story follows a barista at a Starbucks at CIA headquarters who gets entangled into a worldwide conspiracy. "We are so proud to partner with iQiyi in China, rounding out our distribution pipeline for The H Collective's films around the globe," said Crowley. Added iQiyi Pictures president Ya Ning: "We are very confident that through our respective strengths, our solid partnership will produce excellent films for both China and the international market, including North America." Other upcoming projects from The H Collective include a James Gunn-produced horror pic starring Elizabeth Banks and a drama titled The Parts You Lose, starring Aaron Paul, Scoot McNairy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. One of China's largest entertainment companies, iQiyi went public in March on Nasdaq, raising about $2.25 billion for a valuation of $12.7 billion. The company is believed to be a narrow leader in the Chinese streaming video market, with an estimated 60.1 million subscribers as of March. (Hollywood Reporter)

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'Arrested Development' cast stands by Tambor at Season 5 premiere. The creator and executive producer of "Arrested Development" acknowledges that some people will not like his decision to keep Jeffrey Tambor on the show after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced last October. "Good people will find this offensive," explained Mitchell Hurwitz. "I, too, get worked up when I hear about Harvey Weinstein and other people who have taken advantage of people. But I also believe very strongly that we don't want to live in a world where accusations ruin people's lives. We have tried that as a human race and it doesn't always, doesn't work out great, you know? So accusations are very different than proof and, you know, we obviously are going to support people that haven't done, that haven't been proved guilty." Hurwitz said production was nearly wrapped on Season 5 when news broke of the allegations made by Tambor's former assistant and an actress on his other show, "Transparent." "Not only do I support him as a friend, but I've known him for 20 years. I've worked with him for 20 years and I've never seen any behavior like that described. I've never, even in private, he's never been in any way inappropriate about, we don't talk about women or objectify. It's just not who he is, and he's got a lot of things that I'd like to list, a lot of really bad qualities I'd like to list for you now, but nowhere in there, in my experience, is any kind of creep," said Hurwitz. The "Arrested Development" cast unanimously supported the 73-year-old actor at the Los Angeles premiere Thursday for the cult comedy's new season. The event also marked one of the first public appearances for Tambor in recent months. Tambor posed for photos with his wife, Kasia Ostlun, but didn't do interviews with the press. "We are a family and it's great to have everybody in the family here," said co-star Will Arnett. Tambor denies the misconduct claims that led to his firing on Amazon's "Transparent" earlier this year. His "Arrested Development" co-stars said they could only speak to their own experiences with the Emmy-winning actor. "All I know about is 'Arrested Development' and he's always just been incredible with us and I'm really looking forward to seeing him tonight," Jason Bateman said on his way into the screening. "My experience with Jeffrey has been nothing but respectful," echoed Tony Hale. "And he is such a funny man. He's so talented and he's an integral part of the show and just my experience has been nothing but respectful. I was not, I don't have information on that other. ... But like, if I'm speaking from my perspective, it's been nothing but respectful." Actor-comedian David Cross was one of the first "Arrested Development" stars to speak out publicly in support of Tambor. "I'll say what I've said before, I've said my piece. I stand by it. I support him as a friend and a person. I don't condone any of those, that kind of behavior, but I support my friend," Cross said on the red carpet. "Love Jeffrey!" said Portia de Rossi. "I've always loved Jeffrey and we support him and adore him and, yeah, he's terrific." When asked about Tambor remaining in Season 5, Jessica Walter, who plays his wife, simply said, "The family is the family. You can't cut anybody out nor would we ever want to. It is what it is." For Alia Shawkat, who has known Tambor for many years and supports the women of the #MeToo movement, the situation is not cut and dry. "Well, it's a very complicated issue, obviously. I'm very close to Jeffrey and I care about him a lot. I just don't think it has to completely be so one way or the other. It's a complicated time, but I'm hoping that as this revolution progresses that we get more involved in the specifics of things and, you know, I support him being on the show, but I also support the voices of the victims at the same time," she explained. Tambor has denied the harassment claims and said he was "profoundly disappointed" in how Amazon handled the matter. The fifth season of Netflix's "Arrested Development" streams May 29 on Netflix. (PageSix)

Netflix Announces A Christmas Prince Sequel With a Nod to the Royal Wedding. Christmas came early! On the heels of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials, Netflix announced that another royal wedding is on the way. A Christmas Prince, the streaming platform's fan-favorite holiday flick, will get a sequel. The rom-com titled A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding stars iZombie's Rose McIver as a reporter who goes undercover to find a royal scandal in Aldovia but ends up -- you guessed it! -- falling in love with the future king (Ben Lamb). The movie ends with a romantic proposal, and the sequel will follow Prince Richard and Amber Moore's subsequent trip down the aisle. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the second installment will focus on the drama surrounding their nuptials, which are set for Christmas day. While Amber questions if she has what it takes to become queen, Richard must overcome a political crisis that threatens to ruin the holiday season and his kingdom's future. The suspense! Netflix dropped a teaser on Friday, tapping into the royal wedding frenzy felt from every corner of the world (and apparently Aldovia!). As always, Amber is seen taking a charmingly simple set of notes as she watches Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding ceremony. "Must NOT become a meme!" Amber types on a laptop, proving that this A Christmas Prince might be a bit more self-aware than the last. There's no official release date just yet, but we're already counting down the days until the 2018 holiday season! (Eonline)

Grey's Anatomy Sends Off Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw With Uncharacteristically Happy Endings in Season 14 Finale. Well, that was certainly a change of pace. Grey's Anatomy tends to be known for its season finales full of dire situations and devastating conclusions, but this year, the ABC series opted for a lighter, more heartwarming approach. And even though the episode did act as Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw's swan songs as Drs. April Kepner and Arizona Robbins, respectively, the show saw fit to give them the happy endings they deserved. In fact, heading into this fall's record-breaking 15th season, everyone's in a pretty great place. Well, almost everyone. Owen's got a big surprise coming his way, but we'll get to that in a minute. Before that, let's talk about those exits. As expected, Arizona was departing for NYC immediately after Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jo's (Camilla Luddington) wedding to make life easier for daughter Sofia, who'd grown beyond tired of living a bi-coastal life thanks to the custody agreement with Callie, and to begin her new partnership with Geena Davis' Dr. Herman. But what wasn't expected was that she and Callie were in a seriously good place (and both single), with each new text from her ex-wife bringing a bigger smile to Arizona's face. We may not have gotten an on-screen reunion between Capshaw and former star Sara Ramirez, but just knowing that Callie and Arizona got their happy ending after all is majorly satisfying. As for April, she was completely fine after last week's near-death experience. In fact, we learned that she'd quit her job at Grey Sloan Memorial about a month ago and was dedicating herself to providing medical services to Seattle's homeless communities. And after Alex and Jo's originally planned wedding turned into a disaster -- don't worry, they still got married after all, on the ferry back to the city with Meredith acting as officiant -- Matthew decided he couldn't wait any longer, proposing to her and eventually exchanging vows all in the same afternoon. We weren't kidding when we said the endings were happy ones! The other big developments? Bailey (Chandra Wilson) decided she wants to take a sabbatical from her position as Chief of Surgery, just as Teddy (Kim Raver) showed up, looking for a job. Welcome your new interim chief, everyone! That shouldn't be awkward at all. What will be awkward, though, is the bun in her oven. Is it the result of her dalliance with Owen (Kevin McKidd)? What do you think. More importantly, what will Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) think? And Alex and Jo might be moving away, now that Jo's been granted a fellowship at Mass. Gen. in Boston. But something tells us they'll be back. So, there you have it. A whole bunch of happy endings. Who would've thought? Grey's Anatomy returns for season 15 this fall on ABC. (Eonline)

The end has arrived. April Kepner (Sarah Drew) and Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) said their final goodbyes Grey's Anatomy on the Thursday, May 17, season 14 finale. After her near-death experience, April decided to quit her job to do "God's work," helping the homeless. Then, after Jo and Alex's wedding was a disaster, Matthew (Justin Bruening) got down on one knee and proposed -- and she said, "Yes." But they didn't just get engaged. They decided to get married right then, with Jackson (Jesse Williams) and Arizona there to watch and support them. McCandless/ABC. Meanwhile, Arizona revealed during the penultimate episode that she was moving to New York to be with her family. While Callie (Sara Ramirez) didn't appear in the episode, Arizona revealed that every time she heard from her ex, she couldn't help but smile. Their story ended with Callie seemingly sharing the same feelings, texting that she couldn't wait to see her. The wedding episode did end up having the wedding that was planned at the end. Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Alex (Justin Chambers) tied the knot on the ferry, thanks to a newly-ordained Meredith (Ellen Pompeo). ABC announced in March that both Drew and Capshaw were leaving the show after nine and ten seasons, respectively. Us Weekly caught up with Pompeo earlier in May to discuss the cast changes. "I had to just try to support everybody and be as supportive as I can. I have to think about other people before myself and think about the girls," the actress told Us on May 1. "Everybody we lose on the show ... every time we lose someone, it's devastating because we are a family. And it's super awkward! It's not like films where you work for three months, and you're not going to see the people, or you'll see them at the junket and that's it. You know, we really are together, through births, through death, every day, sickness and health. It's really an odd family, that we're thrown together with. So, when these things happen, there is, there's a lot of tumult. You know, inside, there's chaos, and feelings, and sadness and anger, and it's a lot to deal with." She also admitted that the end of the series could be near. "We're getting there. Shonda and I will make that decision together ... I think that one of the biggest lessons that this show has taught me and being on this show for so long has taught me, is that relationships do change, and they do grow," she continued. "They take work. Like any marriage, friendship. You gotta put in the work. You have to accept other people's flaws and accept your own flaws and try to change and be a better person. But I think everything is worth the time and effort. And things get better." Grey's Anatomy will return to ABC Thursdays in the fall. (US Weekly)

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