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How Idris Elba Got to DJ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding. Idris Elba scored the ultimate DJ gig last year; he played at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding in May. How? By royal request. "Harry and I, we've hung out a couple of times through his dad, his dad's charity The Prince's Trust helped me out as a young actor. So I do a lot of work with them, Harry and Prince William a few times," the 46-year-old Luther actor and People's Sexiest Man Alive of 2018 said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday. "And Harry came to a couple of parties that I DJed, and he was like, 'Hey man, what are you doing on the date?' And I was like, 'Nothing.' He goes, 'Hmm, would you DJ at my wedding?' I was like, 'Is this a joke? Are you joking?' And he's like, serious." "It was great," he said. Elba will also showcase his DJing skills at Coachella 2019 in April. "I play house, been DJing my whole life." the actor told E! News' Ryan Seacrest at the 2019 Golden Globes last month. "I'm gonna rock Coachella, I can't wait." "It's a lifetime ambition to play Coachella, for any DJ, for artist," he added. "So I'm going in." (Eonline)

Kate Middleton and Prince William Kick Off Tour of Northern Ireland After Time Off with Kids. After some time off with their children, Kate Middleton and Prince William are on tour! The royal couple arrived in Northern Ireland on Wednesday for a two-day visit. Kate sported a bright red coat dress by Carolina Herrera a recycled piece that she previously wore on her 2016 tour of Canada! along with black tights and lace-up booties, completing her look with her signature bouncy blowout. Baron and Lady Carrickfergus, as the couple are known in Northern Ireland, started their trip with a visit to Windsor Park Stadium in Belfast. After being welcomed by local schoolchildren, the royal couple learned about the Irish Football Association's community soccer projects and how the sport can play a role in bringing communities together. Wednesday's engagements will also include a visit to the Roscor Youth Village in Fermanagh to see the work of the Extern charity to provide children with a space to develop their independent living skills and enjoy outdoor activities. They'll finish the day back in Belfast at the Empire Music Hall, where they'll attend a party celebrating young adults making a difference in Northern Ireland, complete with a performance by the band LARKS. This easy strata will take your brunch to a new level. Just add Marie's Creamy Avocado Poblano Dressing for wonderfully fresh and herbaceous flavor. Kate and William's visit comes after a week off of royal duty to spend time with their three children. The schools of both Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, were closed for half-term break. And of course, 10-month-old Prince Louis got to spend some more time with his older siblings! Prince William and Kate Middleton previously visited Northern Ireland together (https://people.com/celebrity/william-and-kate-visit-northern-ireland/) for a one-day engagement ahead of their April 2011 wedding. There, they met members of the public and tossed pancakes in the center of Belfast as part of their Shrove Tuesday tour of the city. The couple returned for a joint visit in June 2016, when they attended the Secretary of State's annual Garden party at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast. Prince William also made a solo trip in Oct. 2017 to see the work of Inspire, a charity that reaches 1,500 people through their mental support services. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry also just wrapped their tour of Morocco, their last before becoming first-time parents. Their trip centered around issues close to their hearts: women's empowerment, girls' education and encouragement of social entrepreneurship. (People)

Former 'Game of Thrones' actor to host rave in Brooklyn ahead of final season. Hodor is coming to Brooklyn to spin tunes ahead of the final season of "Game of Thrones." We're told Kristian Nairn, whose DJ career has been booming since his time on the hit HBO show, is hosting his "Rave of Thrones" show at Schimanski nightclub in Williamsburg on April 13, the night before the premiere of the show's final episodes. Nairn has been traveling around hosting raves over the past few years after his character (spoiler alert) was killed off in the show's sixth season. In 2016, the 43-year-old headed out to the Hamptons to perform and in 2017 was spotted performing for Comic-Con attendees at Omnia Nightclub. (PageSix)

Jennifer Esposito Sounds Off on the Bradley Cooper "Ha" Comments. Jennifer Esposito is clarifying what she meant when she commented "Ha" on David Spade's Instagram from the night of the 2019 Oscars. To backtrack, Spade posted a photo of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performing their Oscar-winning song "Shallow" that involved the same type of chemistry they shared in the film A Star Is Born. Spade captioned the photo, "Is there any chance these 2 aren't f--king?" Since then, her comment has been the "Ha" heard round the world and her brief marriage to Cooper has sparked some Google searches and in-depth analysis to some remarks she made in her 2011 memoir, Jennifer's Way. Now, the former Blue Bloods star is coming forward to tell the world loud and clear exactly what she meant when she said "Ha." She began the 3 minute and 40 second video by explaining the attitude of her "Ha," which had the tone of an impromptu and lighthearted laugh, not something villainous or contemptuous. "It was towards David Spade's very outward statement about something about an ex, and I literally laughed at him because he was so bold in what he was saying and I thought it was funny," she explained. "I'm allowed to think something is funny." "When you come and attack a person for saying 'Ha'...we have so many things going on in our country and in our world that need attention," she continued. "I wish you would spend a minute of this insanity, this nonsense, on things that are really important." Esposito called out females in particular for "coming after" her for what she said. As it turns out, the Crash star apparently didn't even watch the Oscars. "I don't know what went on, I don't care what went on. I commented on something that I thought was funny," she declared. Esposito said she felt it was "psychotic" that people would make "judgement calls about me or them or the people that the comment was about." Although she alludes to Cooper throughout her video, she never mentions him nor Gaga by name. The 45-year-old went on to talk about her New York Times bestselling book that was "based on my journey with Celiac Disease after I almost died." She expressed frustration that people misconstrued some comments in the book and focus on something "so silly and demeaning and stupid of a relationship I had 11 years ago." To all of that, she says, "f--k you." She wrote in Jennifer's Way about one certain relationship she had, but never names any names. She wrote in the book that this mystery man showed an "entire marching band squad of red flags" and had a "mean, cold side." She added, "This is horrible behavior" and promised that she was not going to "sit quietly and not answer you." Esposito went on, "I literally said 'Ha.' It's two letters and for that you make character judgments?" The actress concluded, "I feel bad for those people who are involved on the other side of the 'Ha' because it wasn't at them." (Eonline)

Lupita Nyong'o's million-dollar outfit didn't make it to the Oscars red carpet. Talk about arriving fashionably late. Lupita Nyong'o may not have made it to the 2019 Oscars red carpet, but she showed up at the Vanity Fair afterparty in an award-worthy look as pretty as it was pricey. The "Black Panther" actress, 35, wore a show-stopping one-shoulder Oscar de la Renta dress covered in white feathers that retails for $22,290, along with Roger Vivier sandals featuring bedazzled buckles worth around $1,000, judging by similar styles by the designer. But it was Nyong'o's more than $2 million worth of jewelry that really sent her outfit's price tag soaring. She wore 42.46 carats worth of Forevermark diamonds, including intricate earrings, a two-stone ring and two different pear-shaped rings. The star also commissioned jewelry designer Zameer Kassam to create an additional bespoke ring for the big night: A 10-carat Forevermark diamond set in a custom black diamond halo and crossed prong setting to honor her work with Time's Up and the "Wakanda Forever" hand gesture, as reported by Harper's Bazaar. The piece featured 14 diamonds on each side for her 2014 Oscar win; the words "Your dreams are valid," from her winner's speech, were also engraved. Nyong'o's stylist Micaela Erlanger shared a behind-the-scenes snap of the star's look captioned "Better late than never, when you're wearing feathers," suggesting that she may have arrived at the Dolby Theatre too late to pose with co-stars Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman and Angela Bassett on the red carpet. Still, Nyong'o was sitting in the audience as the Marvel movie made history; Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler became the first African-Americans to win in the costume and production design categories, respectively. And while attendees typically change after the awards show before heading to the afterparties, Nyongo'o stayed in her feathered frock to ensure it got the mileage it deserved. (PageSix)

Carrie Underwood lists mansion where she got terrible face injury. Country music superstar Carrie Underwood has placed her Brentwood, Tenn., home on the market for $1.45 million, according to Variety. The musician purchased the "Italian-style villa" for $1.35 million in 2007, before her marriage to NHL player Mike Fisher in 2010. And although the home hits a high note inside and out, buyers need to be careful. The 35-year-old singer had a freak accident on the property in 2017, which reportedly left her needing 40 to 50 stitches on her face and surgery for a broken wrist. After the accident, fans began popping up in the neighborhood hoping to catch a glimpse of the celeb couple. Built in 2000, the 7,083-square-foot, four-bedroom home is located in a gated golf course community. The home features a two-story entry with a curved staircase, a formal dining room, and living room. The kitchen has a breakfast nook and stainless-steel appliances (including a wine fridge) and opens to a family room with access to the back patio. The master suite comes with a fireplace and a large bathroom with dual vanities. The highlight of the suite is the luxe dressing room with a spiral staircase leading to a "glam room" the size of many NYC apartments. The dressing room features marble flooring as well as displays for handbags and shoes. The home also features wet bars in the den, a gym and a game room. Underwood and Fisher appear to have left in October, when Fisher posted a photo of a moving truck on Instagram. They reportedly now live in a more remote spot in a custom-built home with tons of acreage in Franklin, Tenn. Underwood shot to stardom after winning the fourth season of "American Idol" in 2005, and she's sold over 65 million records worldwide. Fisher, 38, played with the Ottawa Senators and the Nashville Predators before his retirement last year. (PageSix)

Aaron Carter's a grown man making responsible, grown-up choices, but he still scored a pretty baller bachelor pad ... with a nice yard for his puppy to boot. The singer tells TMZ ... Aaron's party has officially moved to Lancaster, California -- he dropped $430k on his first home ... a wise investment for his future and proving he's got his s**t together. Aaron says he chose a house away from Hollywood and the beaches because he wanted to get more bang for his buck, and his new pad's close to dirt biking and camping sites ... a couple of his favorite activities. He also scored a spacious yard for his 11-month-old Doberman pinscher, Diamond, to run around. Aaron's 3-bed, 3-bath pad comes with a backyard pool and a 3-car garage, and with 2,686 sq. ft. ... there's plenty of room to entertain. It was listed by agent Christie Limpus. As for his bachelor status -- it's a pretty new thing. He and his girlfriend, Lina Valentina, just called it quits last week. (TMZ)

UFC star Anthony Smith says you can make a TON of cash betting on him to knock out Jon Jones at UFC 235 this weekend ... telling TMZ Sports, it's a safe bet. Of course, Smith is a huge underdog in the fight ... the current line is Jones (-950) and Smith (+575). In other words, if you bet $100 on Smith to win, it pays $575. If you bet on Jones, you need to plunk down $950 just to make a $100 profit. But Smith tells us, "If you wanna make some money, throw some money on me, man!!! If you don't and you bet against me, I'm sorry you're gonna lose your money." Check out the clip ... Smith looks locked in and tells us exactly how he plans on beating Jones, who some call the greatest fighter in UFC history. "I'm gonna finish Jon Jones," Smith says. "I'm gonna put this fist on his chin and he's gonna go down. And, whether he stays down is up to him. But, if he gets back up, I'll do it again." Anthony is currently on a 3-fight win streak -- with 6 wins in his last 7 fights. He's got solid victories over guys like Shogun Rua, Rashad Evans and Volkan Oezdemir. Meanwhile, Jones ain't no tomato can  he's 23-1 in his career  with the 1 loss coming by way of disqualification in 2009 for throwing a questionable, illegal elbow in a fight he was already dominating. (TMZ)

Jordyn Woods could find herself in some legal hot water if she spills too much Kardashian tea on Jada Pinkett Smith's show ... because we've learned she signed a contract with the famous fam promising to muzzle herself. Sources familiar with the non-disclosure agreement tell TMZ ... Woods -- who's been on 'KUWTK' for years -- signed to an NDA, which prohibits her from disclosing details about the lives of Kris, Kim, Khloe and the rest of the brood. Woods posted a video Tuesday teasing her Friday appearance on Jada's "Red Table Talk." The show was shot late Tuesday morning. We don't know what was said and no one's talking. However, one source familiar with the conversation tells us Jada's intention was "to create a healing between Jordyn and Khloe." We're told Jada wanted to give Jordyn a platform to tell her story. Nevertheless ... we're told the Kardashians are pissed she's now trying to spin her story without first apologizing to them. TMZ broke the story ... Khloe split with Tristan Thompson last week after she found out Woods hooked up with him at an L.A. house party. (TMZ)

Meghan Markle's dad is outraged he's the butt of a joke once again, but this time it hurts way more because the joke came from one of his heroes -- Bill Maher. ICYMI -- Maher was mocking flyover states last Friday on his show, 'Real Time,' when he dropped a Thomas Markle reference. Bill said red state voters ... "wanna go to the party. It's like we're the British Royal Family and they're Meghan Markle's dad." Sources close to Thomas tell TMZ ... he's pissed, not only because he was a big Maher fan, but because he hates being compared to red state voters. We're told Thomas is a Democrat and hates Trump just like the late-night host ... so he especially hated being lampooned that way. Our Thomas sources say he vented to a friend about the Bill bashing, saying he "should keep his f***ing mouth shut!" ... because Bill doesn't know the complete story about his strained relationship with his daughter. Not that we think Maher's concerned but, for what it's worth ... he's in good company. Thomas said pretty much the same thing about George Clooney. (TMZ)

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