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When Meghan Markle made her official Trooping the Colour debut last Saturday, she wasn't front and center on the palace balcony. The new Duchess of Sussex notably stood behind her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, and brother-in-law, Prince William -- and it all came down to a royal "pecking order." "She was not as prominent perhaps as some people might have expected, but there's a pecking order," Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, tells PEOPLE. "There was no slight intended, but William being the older, more senior brother would go out [first] with his wife." During Kate's Trooping the Color debut in 2011, she stood in the front, but to the far left of the balcony. "[Meghan] was still in a good position," adds Little. "She was central rather than the alternative of being in the front row and along the balcony to the left or right." A palace source says Meghan's balcony position "would have come from her. There's no one laying this out, telling her where to stand. And there were a lot of kids who everyone would want at the front." During the annual celebration, which honors Queen Elizabeth's birthday, the newest royal arrived to Buckingham Palace alongside her husband, Prince Harry. The couple recently returned from their honeymoon after tying the knot on May 19. The Duchess of Sussex opted for a pale pink off-the-shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera with a matching hat by Philip Treacy. She also wore pink for her very first royal outing on May 22, as well as an almost identical hat. The day started with a grand military parade and the arrivals of the royals via carriages. Meghan and Harry shared a carriage ride (her second!), while the Queen arrived on her own. In addition to the Queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte (Prince Louis stayed home during the festivities!). Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were also in attendance. Once everyone arrived, the family gathered together on the balcony to observe the iconic fly-past by the Royal Air Force. And Meghan was all smiles as she took in the historic annual event. "She was still near the heart of the action," Little says. (People)
Jennifer Lawrence Has Justin Theroux and Emma Stone Over for Dinner. Jennifer Lawrence hosted a star-studded dinner at her place in New York City. The Oscar winner had pals Emma Stone and Justin Theroux over to enjoy a meal on the rooftop of her apartment on Monday evening. "They were eating and drinking and looking at the view and taking selfies," an insider tells E! News of the dinner party, which lasted for a few hours. After wrapping up their meal, the group, which included journalist Derek Blasberg, then headed back inside Lawrence's apartment. Theroux was later photographed leaving Lawrence's apartment with his new dog Kuma around midnight. Just days earlier, Theroux introduced his new pup to his Instagram followers. "MEET KUMA," the actor wrote alongside a picture of Kuma. "There are too many people to thank for Kuma.... @jesslee81 and William and everyone @chancetobloom You are the heroes who took Kuma from death and loved her back to life. Also @austinpetsalive for steering me towards a new adoption." This friend dinner comes just about two weeks after Theroux and Stone were spotted hanging out together on vacation in the south of France. The duo, who co-star in the upcoming Netflix series Maniac, were photographed at the Hotel du Cap-Eden Rock alongside Blasberg, Sienna Miller and actress Laura Harrier at the end of May. That same week, 29-year-old Stone and 46-year-old Theroux also separately attended the Louis Vuitton Cruise fashion show. However, a source recently told E! News that Stone and Theroux "are just friends." But another source did note that Theroux is "casually dating" after splitting with Jennifer Aniston in February. As for dinner host Lawrence, she's rumored to have a new boyfriend. Reports surfaced just last week that the 27-year-old actress is dating 33-year-old art gallerist Cooke Maroney. You can check out more details on Lawrence's rumored new man HERE! (Eonline)
Victoria Beckham reveals her clever secret to beating sugar cravings. Despite our penchant for Percy Pigs, we all know that sugar wreaks havoc with our skin, weight and overall wellness. But Victoria Beckham believes she's found a solution to curing her sugar cravings without the white stuff. According to Hello!, VB took to Instagram to reveal her favorite way to sweeten her morning coffee and breakfast. She shared a snap of the chocolate and caramel flavor sweeteners next to her coffee, with the caption: "I am totally into these 'sweet drops'. Anyone know where I can get them in London??" Victoria has a penchant for SweetLeaf Sweet Drops Liquid Stevia, which are described on the brand's website as: "America's first zero-calorie, zero-carbohydrate, certified-paleo, non-glycemic-response sweetener." They can be used as a healthier way to add sweetness to dishes and drinks. She's a mother-of-four, fashion designer, soon-to-be beauty mogul, charity ambassador and all-round superwoman. So how on earth does Victoria Beckham get s*** done? By getting up at the crack of dawn, it seems. Mrs. B recently shared her morning regime - and we're exhausted just reading it. Not only does she get her kids up and fed, she also manages to cram in not one but two workouts - and does it all before 9am. Speaking to the Sunday Times, she said: "I get up quite early, around 6am, and do an hour in the gym before the kids get up, then I give them breakfast and David or I take them to school." Sounds pretty normal, right? Wrong. She then manages to fit in ANOTHER workout before she heads into the office. "I'm very disciplined, I have to be," she said. Victoria Beckham is launching a skincare line and it sounds major Victoria Beckham is launching a skincare line and it sounds major Victoria explained that she loves hitting the gym because it's the only time all day that she gets some quality "me" time. Explaining her twice daily workout in more detail, she said: "No one comes into the gym, no one follows me in there with a laptop. If I'm standing in the kitchen for too long, then laptops will come floating in my direction. You won't believe how much Kim Kardashian works out to look as good as she does You won't believe how much Kim Kardashian works out to look as good as she does "Someone always wants something approved, something signed off. Other than the children no one dares come into the gym." It's obviously working for her; she's absolutely killing it right now. If only we were as motivated as VB... (British Glamour)
Kanye West continues to find inspiration in his wife Kim Kardashian West. The rapper, 41, may have just released a new album, YE, but it didn't stop him from simultaneously working on a new fashion campaign for the latest colorway of his Desert Rat sneakers from his Yeezy line. On Tuesday, West shared NSFW images on Twitter featuring lookalikes of his wife in several states of undress, including a graphic photo of a model, who was Kardashian West's doppelganger, completely nude to promote his 'Super Moon Yellow' Adidas Yeezy 500 sneakers. Shared with no caption, the photo features the model who looks like Kardashian West posed next to a blonde model and both face the camera wearing only socks and the coveted footwear. The photographer for the line, Eli Russell Linnetz, also shared images, including one of the models' backsides. Another image features a lookalike of Kourtney Kardashian, with the model sitting down on the floor with long black hair similar to the mother of three's. Another image depicts two blonde haired models sitting on the floor with their legs intertwined as they cling together in a hug. The duo look just like West's reality star partner when she has platinum looks. The following image shows a model bent over while only sporting a pair of gray Yeezy pants. This isn't the first time West released a Yeezy line with lookalikes of his wife. In January, Paris Hilton acted as Kardashian West's clone for the Yeezy season 6 campaign in a series of photographs that recreated the TV reality stars photos in which she posed in Yeezy clothing. Hilton, 37, tweeted about the experience at the time, writing, "So much fun being a #KimClone in the new #YeezySeason6campaign," while adding a fire emoji. Kardashian West also enlisted several other Kardashian-lookalikes to reenact paparazzi shots of the star in which she wore West's Season 6 line. Several of the clones were Instagram influencers and even friends, such as Jordyn Woods, who frequently spends time with Kardashian West's little sister, Kylie Jenner. West and the KKW beauty founder recently celebrated the rapper's birthday together surrounded by friends and family on Friday. "Thank you to my wife for throwing me the most beautiful fun and intimate birthday party," West tweeted Monday. (People)
Steph Curry and Kevin Durant went champagne crazy at their victory parade on Tuesday ... 'cause the Warriors sprayed and drank HALF A MILLION DOLLARS worth of booze ... TMZ Sports has learned. Fresh off their $400k locker-room celebration after sweeping the Cavaliers on Friday, the Dubs had all the Luc Belaire Rare Gold, Luxe and Rose they'd possibly need to keep the party going ... including 6-liter and HUGE 15-liter bottles!! These dudes clearly know how to get lit like champs. After all ... 3 outta 4. (TMZ)
The crooked promoter of the disastrous Fyre Festival went back to defrauding people after he was arrested last year -- and his newest victims include angry attendees of his infamously shoddy 2017 music festival, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Billy McFarland was rearrested Tuesday and charged with earning $100,000 by selling fake tickets to exclusive fashion, music and sporting events through NYC VIP Access, a company he controlled. He was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering and faces a maximum of 40 years in prison if convicted. Manhattan federal prosecutors say McFarland, 26, began running the ticket scheme in late 2017 -- just months after his June 2017 arrest for defrauding investors of his Fyre Media company out of $24 million. While on pretrial release over the Fyre Media scheme, McFarland targeted attendees of the disastrous Fyre Festival to purchase tickets to exclusive events that didn't actually exist, including tickets to the 2018 Met Gala, according to the complaint. McFarland used a spreadsheet identifying the Fyre Festival attendees with the highest salaries, the feds said. A magistrate judge ordered him detained Tuesday after prosecutors said they have evidence that McFarland may have also committed bank fraud and identity theft while out on bail. "Mr. McFarland is a serial fraudster plain and simple," prosecutor Kristy Greenberg told the judge. "We vigorously contest what is in this complaint," his lawyer Randall Jackson told the judge. The feds began looking into McFarland's Fyre Media after he made headlines in April 2017 for luring wealthy young people to the Caribbean by promising them a weekend-long music festival complete with models and accommodations -- only to cancel the event on the first day. Attendees complained that they arrived to leaky tents, cheese sandwiches and inadequate toilets. (Page Six)