Happy Christmas indeed
If you had any doubts that Meghan Markle would be joining all the royals for Christmas at the Queen‘s, think again. While Harry and Megs don’t have a home near Sandringham just yet, William and Kate do — so they’re going to stay with them during the holidays.
“They’ll be William and Kate’s guests and travel back and forth with them,” a source told Us Weekly. The mag detailed that on Dec. 25, Will, Kate, Harry and Megs “will be served a traditional English breakfast, attend a mandatory 11 a.m. service at St. Mary Magdalene Church and then enjoy a lunch featuring two roast turkeys.”
Later on in the afternoon, they’ll sit and listen to the Queen’s annual pre-taped speech, and according to the insider, “she will congratulate Harry and Meghan” in this year’s address.
Do you know what that means? Uncle Harry and Aunt Meghan will be there to see what Santa brought George and Charlotte. Easily, the best part of the day.
Suri Cruise was introduced to the spotlight in a big way
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise‘s daughter is used to having her picture taken, but this past weekend, she got her first true taste of fame.
Taylor Swift‘s performance at the Z100 New York’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on Friday night was one of the night’s most-anticipated sets, but it was her presenters that kinda-sorta stole the show.
Before Tay took the stage in an oversized, sequined top with a Santa hat-wearing snake bedazzled on it, Katie and Suri made a surprise appearance to introduce the pop star.
— Topher Gauk-Roger (@theGauk) December 9, 2017
What’s next for Suri? Who knows. But it’s safe to say the lights and cameras at the Jingle Ball were definitely better received than the paparazzi following her.
J.K. Rowling weighs in on Johnny Depp in the title role of the Fantastic Beasts sequel and Amber Heard responds
A lot has been said about Johnny Depp not being recast in the title role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. J.K. Rowling finally made a statement on her blog, basically saying that even though she and everyone knows about the violence Amber Heard endured during her marriage to Depp, she’s “comfortable” and “happy” with the casting.
The author even pointed to the joint statement Amber and Johnny released once their divorce was finalized, writing, “the agreements that have been put in place to protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives, must be respected.” But that’s not exactly how it played out — and Amber wanted to clarify that.
For the record, this was our FULL joint statement.To pick&choose certain lines & quote them out of context, is not right.Women, stay strong. pic.twitter.com/W7Tt6A3ROj
— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) December 8, 2017
Heard wanted Rowling and all the pro-Johnny-as-Grindelwald-fans to know that her and Johnny’s joint statement has nothing to do with their divorce agreement. So … not good, J.K. — but Amber’s statement was.
TBH, it doesn’t really jive with what Rowling has been saying about what’s currently going on in Hollywood, not to mention her own reported domestic abuse. Perhaps it’s simply how the industry works and she was getting flack by Warner Bros. for not standing by Depp. But what sucks even more? Warner Bros. is the studio behind both the Fantastic Beasts franchise as well as Justice League and Aquaman, both films Heard co-stars in. Since they’re standing by Depp’s casting, it’s clear who they’re siding with.
Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer for alleging he raped Corey Haim
Charlie Sheen may be a lot of things — three-time divorcé, father of five, former TV star/warlock — but he wants everyone to know that he is not a rapist. And now Sheen is suing the National Enquirer, for the story it published last month, alleging he raped Corey Haim while filming Lucas in 1986, when Sheen was 19 and Haim was 13.
“These radically groundless and unfounded allegations end now,” Sheen told TMZ. “I now take a passionate stand against those who wish to even entertain the sick and twisted lies against me. GAME OVER.”
Sheen is suing the tabloid, Enquirer executive Dylan Howard and actor Dominick Brascia, who was quoted in the article, for defamation and false light.
“In my nearly 35 years as a celebrated entertainer, I have been nothing shy of a forthright, noble and valiant courier of the truth,” Sheen pointed out. “Consistently admitting and owning a laundry list of shortcomings, wrongdoings and indiscretions this traveler hath traveled — however, every man has a breaking point.”
Rose McGowan calls Meryl Streep out
Sorry, Meryl Streep, but you’re on Rose McGowan‘s sh*t list after seemingly dumbing down the allegations made against Harvey Weinstein. According to USA Today, during the Massachusetts Conference for Women on Thursday, Streep described what Harvey faces as “the most gargantuan example of disrespect.” But for Rose that’s not enough. It’s not even in the vicinity of enough.
No, Meryl, IT’S A FUCKING CRIME. You are such a lie # ROSEARMY Meryl Streep on Harvey Weinstein allegations: It’s ‘the most gargantuan example of disrespect’ – USA TODAY https://t.co/3E2oiCauME
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) December 8, 2017
The thing is, USA Today may have taken Streep’s quote out of context. The full quote, as per People magazine, reads quite differently, “The thing about Harvey Weinstein is that he is sort of the most gargantuan example of a kind of disrespect that permeates every industry, every enterprise.”
Streep told the crowd that she is “getting together with a bunch of actresses that you know very well, and we’re all sort of going to make a set of non-negotiable demands.” Enough with the fighting. Perhaps Streep and McGowan could find a way to meet in the middle and take on the world. If that were to happen, the possibilities are endless.