Kate Middleton Writes Heartfelt Letter for Children's Hospice Week. Kate Middleton is raising awareness for a cause near and dear to her heart. On Monday, Each Anglia's Children's Hospice (EACH) published a letter written by the Duchess of Cambridge in support of Children's Hospice Week. "Children's hospices provide vital sanctuaries for those experiencing the very toughest of times," the royal's letter began. "They help families and carers build life-long memories that are poignant, happy and often filled with laughter." Kate, who has been a patron of EACH since 2012, then went on to highlight its work. "Whether through specialist play aimed at deepening relationships between children and their families, or through art and music therapy that helps young people express themselves and release their thoughts and feelings -- the work of organizations like East Anglia's Children's Hospices can set a truly heart-warming example to us all. They provide a lifeline to children and families for however long support is needed and I hope that others join me in thanking them as we shine a light on their work during Children's Hospice Week." Near the end of her letter, the mother of three addressed the theme of this year's Children's Hospice Week. "The theme this year is 'Moments that Matter,'" she wrote. "It aims to make the most of the very precious time that those using hospice services have. Throughout the week we will hear amazing stories from families facing the toughest of futures. I hope that they will inspire each and every one of us to similarly make the most of the time we have with our own families, by ensuring every moment matters and that we create memories that last forever." As for the stories Kate referenced, EACH is sharing the experiences of five parents its supported through a photography exhibition in Ipswich, England called The H-Word. The exhibit features photos taken by each family member and aims to convey what "hospice" means to each of them. According to the organization, the exhibition also aims to address misconceptions often associated with hospice. The public can visit the exhibit at The Whistler Gallery from June 18 to June 27. This wasn't the first time Kate has used her platform to raise awareness for EACH. The duchess also wrote an open letter last year and created a PSA in 2017. According to the Palace, EACH was one of the first four royal patronages she took on after marrying Prince William in 2011. In fact, she gave her official public speech at the opening of The Treehouse, EACH's hospice in Ipswich, in 2012. (Eonline)

How Prince Harry is Carrying on Princess Diana's Legacy in Angola. Prince Harry is carrying on his mother's legacy. The Duke of Sussex attended an Africa Programme event at Chatham House on Monday that focused on mine clearance, conversation and economic development in Angola. During his visit, the royal listened to the panel on "connecting conversation, sustainable development and mine action" and heard Angolan Minister for the Environment Hon Paula Coelho pledge $60 million to fund the work of landmine clearing organization The HALO Trust. Afterwards, Harry gave a short speech in which he spoke about the "vital mission of de-mining Angola and putting it back on the map as a tourist destination." He also spoke about protecting the country's citizens and ecosystem and recalled his past visit to Angola in 2013. "I first visited the Chatham House in June 2017 to take part in a scenario planning sexercise -- some of you in the room today were here with me," he said at one point. "That exercise showed me the importance of landmine clearance within a humanitarian emergency because, let's not forget, landmines are a humanitarian issue, not a political one. That exercise was especially interesting for me because I had the privilege in 2013 of visiting Angola with The Halo Trust. In Cuando Cubango -- in the far southeast of what is a vast, beautiful country -- I saw a struggling community in a deserted landscape unable to make us of the land, yet the potential to turn his land into a sustainable source for its people." He also remembered Princess Diana's famous walk through Angola's active minefields in 1997. "In fact, I was told just the other day of the positive transformation in Huambo since my mother walked that minefield all those years ago," he added. The Princess of Wales has often been credited with raising awareness for an international treaty against landmines through the walk. The treaty was signed shortly after her death. There have been rumors that Harry is planning on visiting Africa with Meghan Markle later this year and that Angola would be one of their stops. According to reports, the couple will continue to highlights issues associated with the mines during the visit. (Eonline)

Katherine Schwarzenegger Shares Adorable Pic of Husband Chris Pratt and His Son on Father's Day. On Sunday, Father's Day 2019, Katherine Schwarzenegger took the opportunity to praise her new husband Chris Pratt as a "hands on and loving father." The 29-year-old daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver married the 39-year-old Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy actor last weekend in Montecito, California. His and ex-wife Anna Faris' 6-year-old son Jack was also by his side during the event. "Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband. Watching you be such a hands on and loving father was one of the many reasons I fell in love with you, and continue to each day. I love you ??," Katherine wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of Chris and Jack chopping wood together in a forest setting. It is unclear where the photo was taken. The actor and Katherine live primarily in Los Angeles but he also has a farm on San Juan Island in Washington State, and his son often visits there as well. Both Chris and Katherine paid tribute to their own dads as well on Father's Day. The actor posted a pic of his father Daniel Clifton Pratt, who died in 2014, writing, "Happy Father's Day to the strongest and funniest man I ever met. They don't make em like you anymore. Which in some ways is probably a good thing. Haha!!! Love you and miss you every day Pop. ??" Katherine posted several throwback pics of her and her dad, writing, "Happy Father's Day daddy! I love you so much (even when you feed Maverick from the table)! ??" (Eonline)

Jennifer Lopez Shares Sweet Tributes to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Anthony on Father's Day. Jennifer Lopez honored both the father of her twins and her fiance on Father's Day 2019. The 49-year-old pop star and actress posted on her Instagram page tributes to ex-husband Marc Anthony and Alex Rodriguez, her beau of more than two years. "Happy Father's Day to you Flaco!!!" J.Lo wrote to Marc, alongside throwback pics of the two with their twins, as well as a video of their son Max giving his dad a Father's Day card. "Emme and Max love you soooo much!! Thank you for these two beautiful coconuts!!! Feliz Da Del Padre!!! #throwback." "Happy Father's Day Marc!!" Rodriguez commented. Marc shared the same video on his page. J.Lo and Marc, her third husband, have been dedicating to co-parenting their twins since their 2011 split. To Rodriguez, Lopez posted a video and photo montage, set to the Bon Jovi song "Always," of the two with her twins and his daughters Natasha and Ella from his first marriage. "How lucky are we to have you in our lives... not only do you make us all laugh everyday, you help us to be our best selves with a loving gentle hand," J.Lo wrote. "Being there and caring with a consistent presence that doesn't ever waiver. Macho... I cannot begin to tell you how much you have come to mean to me and Max and Emme!! Seeing the father you are to Tashi and Ella is one of my greatest joys and they are so fortunate to have you to call Daddy!!! We all love you so much!! Happy Father's Day!!! ??????" J.Lo and A-Rod got engaged in March. She said in a recent YouTube video that they plan to marry next year. "I'd like a big wedding and I'd like to get married in a church this time," she said. "I've never been married in a church and I've been married three times, and once was nine months and once was 11 months, so I don't really count those. But I was married to Marc for 10 years, with the kids." (Eonline)

'Queer Eye' stars will be on their own float in NYC's Pride parade. This year, the cast of Netflix's "Queer Eye" will be joining in on New York's Pride celebrations. "I don't even know if it's public knowledge yet, but we'll have our own big ole' gay float," Bobby Berk spilled at his launch event for his limited edition designed wine bottle with Ecco Domani last week. "Shh! Don't tell anyone!" he added cheekily during a Q&A conducted by Out magazine Editor-In-Chief Phillip Picardi at The Mezzanine. A source later exclusively confirmed to Page Six that Berk, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, and Antoni Porowski will be joining in the parade on June 30th -- also known as World Pride -- that will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. "The 'Queer Eye' hosts will attend and participate in this year's World Pride Parade on a float flanked by Netflix employees and allies," we're told. While chatting with Page Six, Berk told us, "We have our own float, it's a Netflix float." And although the show's home design expert is excited to participate in such an epic manner, he told us there will be no time for post-parade partying. "We come in that morning and I think we're out by that evening," he said. "We can't complain, it's great to be busy, especially with Netflix." "They're such a great partner that lets you have creative freedom," he added. Organizers for the Pride parade did not immediately return our request for comment. (PageSix)

O.J. Simpson on Sunday night denied ever sleeping with Kris Jenner -- let alone fathering one of her daughters, Khloe. The "If I Did It" author called reports about the alleged tryst "bogus, bad, tasteless" in a video on his new Twitter account. "Never, and I want to stress never, in any way shape or form, have I ever had any interest in Kris romantically or sexually," said the 71-year-old ex-NFL star, adding: "and I never got any indication that she ever had any interest in me." "The Juice" said Kris' ex-husband Robert Kardashian -- who died of cancer in 2003 -- was "like a brother" to him. Addressing daughter, Simpson said: "Khloe like all the girls, I'm very proud of, just like I know Bob would be if he was here, but facts of the matter is she's not mine." The denial comes after Norman Prado, who claims to be Simpson's ex-manager, told Page Six last month how the disgraced gridiron great once bragged about a 1990s hot-tub hookup with Kris. The one-night stand allegedly happened when the ex-running back and then-wife Nicole, and their pals Robert and Kris, were vacationing together. The Kardashians divorced shortly afterward in early 1991 and the Simpsons split by early 1992. In his video, Simpson denied that Prado was ever his manager, saying "we many have done a deal here or there or whatever but none of these guys was anything remotely like a manager." Simpson has previously denied ever sleeping with Kris, telling a former prison guard he befriended that he "would never tap" the TV-personality. He closed out his video by wishing his 574,000 followers a "Happy Father's Day" and telling them to "take care." (Page Six)

UFC legend Daniel Cormier says he's tired of people thinking combat sports is a beauty contest, saying both him and Andy Ruiz Jr. prove the fact that FAT GUYS CAN FIGHT!!! Ruiz set the Keto diet back 10 years when he knocked out Anthony Joshua a couple weeks ago ... making blubbery brawlers all over the world believe in the power of the ponch. We talked to Cormier and he told our guy it's about damn time, saying fighting is less about looks and more about ability. "All that physical sh*t don't mean nothing. Go be a bodybuilder if you think that your physique is what's gonna determine a fight." As far as Ruiz, Cormier says anyone paying attention could see Andy was more than capable of beating Joshua, but they all got fooled by the fat. "That dude's an athlete. Look at his Instagram, look at his work ethic. His feet are very quick, his hands are very quick, and he's got a killer's mentality." D.C. left all you dieting jerks with one last message ... and he delivered it with passion. "If you wanna look at physiques all the time, then go get some modeling magazines ... that's where you belong." (TMZ)

Kim Kardashian West's recent announcement at The White House was only the start of a massive undertaking ... of which almost 5,000 inmates will be able to reap the benefits from. Sources with knowledge of Kim's partnership with rideshare giant Lyft tell us the company has committed services to get up to 5k soon-to-be released inmates to job interviews. We're told the biggest group of prisoners who have been granted release will get out of prison July 19. Our sources say Kim -- in a partnership with #Cut50 -- has worked tirelessly on both federal and local levels to ensure inmates will be provided housing and employment opportunities. We're told there's also a long-term plan in place to make sure those released from prison will continue to get opportunities for years to come. Kim has visited prisons across the country -- recently spending time on death row -- getting to know prisoners, their cases and possible injustices. As we reported, Kim was at The White House Thursday with President Trump to announce her new partnership with Lyft. Kardashian has been at the forefront of prison reform, lending her voice to help free those locked up for life for nonviolent crimes ... at one point, she helped to quietly free 17 inmates in 90 days. Thursday's White House visit was Kim's second in about a year ... and there are likely more to come. (TMZ)


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