Kate’s words of encouragement
School can be tough for kids nowadays but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want them to know it doesn’t have to be. During a visit to Stewards Academy in Harlow, north of London, Kate had some pearls of wisdom to impart on 15-year-old Hannah.
“The princess said to me that I should always keep performing and I should never give up on my dreams,” she told People. “That is going to stay with me for the rest of my life.”
She added, “I think the fact that they came here is going to help a lot of people be able to speak up about how they’re feeling.”
Twelve-year-old Klaudia concurred, saying, “It was amazing meeting [the royals]. They said to keep doing what we’re doing and not give up and not listen to what other people say” and that Will and Kate’s visit will help “a lot of people open their eyes to the fact that if you do feel worried and scared it’s not unusual, and it’s OK to talk about.”
The goal of the Cambridges’ visit was to highlight how educators and parents can support kids through difficult times in school, especially at the start of a new academic year. We think it’s safe to say they all got the message.
Taylor Swift surprised Grace VanderWaal with a sweet present and she responded appropriately
Simon Cowell called Grace VanderWaal “the next Taylor Swift” and months later, after winning the 11th season of America’s Got Talent, Swifty did what Swifty does best.
— Grace VanderWaal (@GraceVanderWaal) September 17, 2016
Those are some stunning flowers, right? And of course Taylor would send her the beautiful bouquet with a personalized card. That’s just what she does. And Grace freaking out? She’s all of us, right there, whatever our age.
Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer are set to be dads again
What’s old is new. Sort of. Mel and Kelsey are expecting kids. Yep, more kids.
Gibson’s rep confirmed to People that the actor and his girlfriend of two years, 26-year-old Rosalind Ross, are expecting their first (Mel’s ninth).
“Mel loves being a dad and he and Rose can’t wait to be parents together,” said the rep. “The last two years have been some of his happiest years he’s ever had.” Gibson, 60, has seven kids with his ex-wife Robyn, and one with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
Another late-in-life dad is Kelsey, whose wife Kayte is pregnant with their third child. This would be his seventh kid, and it was his daughter, Greer, who confirmed the news, telling Us Weekly that her dad and Kayte “are such good partners and they parent so well together and they just want this kind of big family. So now I’m going to be one of seven, which is crazy.”
Congrats to Mel, Kelsey and their growing families.
Sophia Bush writes open letter to man who harassed her on a flight
Sophia had an annoying (to say the least) experience during a flight on Friday and she is letting all of us know. A fellow passenger wouldn’t leave her alone, to the point where she changed seats and he still didn’t get the hint. So she slammed the creep on Twitter, in a lengthy diatribe that everyone needs to read.
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) September 17, 2016
She went from subtle to crystal clear and once she moved, he continued to leer and actually tried to touch her. Um, no. NO! No way, no day. Bush’s words are strong and scathing but we wouldn’t be surprised if the clueless random dude on her flight still had no idea that what he did was too much.
Zac Efron and his brother compete in marathon for charity
Does Zac live on the beach? Because it seems like he never leaves it. Whether he’s filming Baywatch or competing in a triathlon, he obviously can’t get enough. Efron and his little brother, Dylan Efron, competed in the 30th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon and we think they’re the cutest siblings there.
They biked, swam and ran for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. But another good cause was supported: our love of Zac (and Dylan) in spandex. We all thank you.
— Dylan Efron (@DylanEfron) September 16, 2016