Please, Harry, don’t go
What a fantastic week in Toronto it has been, thanks to Prince Harry and his Invictus Games. Aside from the athletes and their events, Harry was treated to a surprise visit by none other than his American BFF, former President (sigh) Barack Obama. He was in town for a speaking event so he and his former vice-president Joe Biden, along with Joe’s wife, Jill, made an appearance at the Games, solidifying just how much we all love Harry and the work he has done to make this a show-stopping competition.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 29, 2017
But it was the closing ceremonies that brought the house down, featuring the superstar lineup of Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson and Bryan Adams, NBD.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 1, 2017
Harry, who started the ceremony seated next to Biden and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, eventually wanted to hang with his people and, more importantly, his girlfriend, Meghan Markle. He joined Megs and her mom Doria Radlan in a private box to watch some of the show. And, oh, baby, there was cuddling and kissing.
It marked the couple’s third outing in Toronto. The first was at the opening ceremonies (though they were seated apart), and the second came when Harry and Meghan arrived hand-in-hand to watch the wheelchair tennis competition.
But the canoodling couldn’t last long. Harry had to leave her to speak to the crowd, and his speech was inspiring. It’s been a week Toronto and the world won’t ever forget.
— Invictus Games (@WeAreInvictus) October 1, 2017
As for Harry and Meghan, we’ll miss seeing them together. Until their engagement announcement …
SNL returned to make America funny again
Saturday Night Live is back in its 43rd season, and their season premiere was angry, hilarious and woke. No, really.
Ryan Gosling hosted, Jay Z, wearing Colin Kaepernick‘s jersey, was the musical guest and Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump because, obviously.
Gosling, who wasn’t able to keep a straight face the last time he hosted, broke once again.
Let’s face it, nothing is greater than when the host can’t keep it together. Kate McKinnon, we blame you.
And on Weekend Update, Michael Che went for it and called Trump a “b*tch” and a “cheap cracker” which lit up Twitter.
And that’s how you do that. Welcome back, SNL. Oh, how we missed you.
Speidi welcomed their first baby
It’s official — Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are parents. The Hills alums welcomed a boy on Sunday. He weighed in at six pounds, 12 ounces, is 19 inches long and has blonde hair and blue eyes and his name is kind of fantastic: Gunner Stone.
“We are so blessed to have a beautiful healthy baby boy,” Montag told Us Weekly. “It was the hardest and most rewarding experience.” Pratt chimed in with a more Pratty response: “Officially the most lit day of my life.” Of course.
Congrats to the new family. May there be a future of crystals and reality television for little Gunner.
Oprah gives hope to people who want her to run for POTUS in 2020
Oprah Winfrey made it clear earlier this year that she “would never run for public office,” but since the desperation for Donald Trump and Mike Pence to be out of the Oval is so palpable, a tweet from Opes had people wondering if she changed her mind.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 28, 2017
To be fair, Oprah simply thanked writer John Podhoretz for his piece on why he believes she is the best person to get the Democrats back in office in 2020. (Though, admittedly, she is pretty good at fanning the flames.) Not that another celebrity president/savvy businessperson is a good idea, but anything is better than what the U.S. is inflicting on the rest of us right now. Yeah, we wouldn’t hate it if Opes changed her mind and ran.
Leslie Jones is not happy with her photos with Beyoncé and Jay-Z
It must be hard to stay composed while taking a photo alongside a world-famous superstar, but when that world-famous superstar is Beyoncé, it has to suck. Leslie Jones, we feel your pain.
I take the worst pics ever!! Thank God Beyoncé is just fucking beautiful!! Thanks for pic Queen B!! I was so nervous!! pic.twitter.com/7MM8kPIaEt
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) October 1, 2017
It did get moderately better with Jay-Z, at least.
Jay Z is a lyrical beast!!! Thanks for the pic!! Again soooo nervous!! pic.twitter.com/lFJIFPp6kE
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) October 1, 2017
Oh, Ms. Jones, these may have been two instances where a selfie stick was needed. But we get how the opportunity was lost. Scrambling for a pic with Bey and Jay is hard enough; phone placement and flattering angles is the last thing she was worrying about. Flaring nostrils and chins; it happens to the best of us. Except Beyoncé. She can do no wrong.