CRUISE ships have long been seen as an escape for the golden child-free generation – a haven of ballroom dancing and cocktails at sunset. But these days nothing could be further from the truth – cruise lines have completely revamped themselves as the ultimate family-friendly holiday. Forget all-inclusive beach resorts, if you want your kids to have the best trip of their lives then head for the port. The ships have everything from water parks, fairgrounds and children’s parades to live shows, sky diving, video game arcades and ice skating. While there is enough to entertain kids for the entire school holidays, there is also plenty for parents to do on-board too though – so everyone goes home happy. Here, Sun Online reveals why cruises are one of the best options for a family break. There is plenty for kids of all ages to do Gone are the days when kids’ activities on a cruise consisted of a soft play area and a swimming pool – nowadays these ships are … [Read more...] about Why taking a cruise is the best holiday for kids nowadays AND the parents get a proper break
Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan Markle, 36, have been dating for over a yearThe royal was photographed with Meghan and her mother this weekendMeghan is thought to have met the Queen and other members of the Royal Family over the summerAll eyes have been on the Suits actress as she has made various appearances at the Invictus Games in TorontoTuesday 3 October, 2017: 4:22pmInsiders have said the couple are "as good as engaged" and have discussed marriage plans openly with their friends and family.An insider said: “While Meghan may not be wearing a ring or a formal engagement announced, it's fair to say they're as good as engaged now." Tuesday 3 October, 2017: 1:04pmA body language expert has studied how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interact with each other after they were pictured together in Toronto this weekend.The couple were seen snuggling up to one another in the royal box at the Invictus Games. They were joined by Meghan’s mother signalling just how serious the … [Read more...] about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle news: Latest relationship update as couple meet the parents
He also met the parents, as Meghan brought her mother, Doria Radlan along to the show Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted getting cosy together at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games.The Royal was seen giving his girlfriend a smooch on the cheek as they got close whilst watching the performance.He also met the parents, as Meghan brought her mother, Doria Ragland along to the show.The 36-year-old actress stunned in a chic outfit for the event.She was spotted in a simple black t-shirt and jeans, with her long dark locks blow-dried into a simple style.She added a cream Badgley Mischka trench coat to the look, finishing it off with some nude stilettos.Meghan’s style has recently been one of effortless glam, having recently been spotted at the Invictus Games with her beau earlier in the week.It seems the potential new royal is choosing to stay under the radar when it comes to her … [Read more...] about Prince Harry meets the parents as Meghan Markle STUNS in chic outfit at Invictus Games
Meghan Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, have made it official after just over year by stepping out together at the Invictus Games in their public debutWho are Meghan's family? Has Harry been introduced to the US star's nearest and dearest?Meghan grew up in LA, where she was surrounded by Hollywood trappings as the daughter of a cinematographerMeeting the in-laws in an important step in any new relationship. Details of Prince Harry's family are public knowledge, being related to the British Queen.But what do we know about Meghan's parents? The stunning LA actress has a large extended family, and her therapist mother and cinematographer father are no longer together. Will the Queen be inviting the Markle's to Balmoral for a formal introduction any time soon?Who are Meghan Markle's family?Meghan Markle’s father is the person who introduced her to life on a film set.Thomas W. Markle, Meghan’s father, is a cinematographer.The 72-year-old met Prince Harry, 33, during one of his … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle – who are the parents of Prince Harry’s Suits actress girlfriend?
Is Barry Smith a bully or an inspirational leader? Smith must be a glutton for punishment, taking over as head at the worst secondary school in Norfolk, an institution so lacklustre that only one in three pupils managed a GCSE pass in English and maths last year. Previously, he helped to transform another failing school in north-west London, implementing strict discipline and winning an Ofsted rating of “outstanding”. After the Inspiration Trust took over Great Yarmouth High School and renamed it the Charter Academy, pupils and parents were invited to download Smith’s new draconian rule book, extending to more than 10 pages. Cue screams of outrage – and that’s just the parents. Sad, but predictable – in 2017, so many children have been corrupted by the concept of “choice” – which generally means doing exactly what they want, when it suits them. Parents fail to institute boundaries, from bedtimes to polite behaviour – … [Read more...] about The parents complaining about strict school rules could do with a lesson or two themselves
IT is being hailed as the most debauched party of the summer. The Absolute Filth bash held by model sisters Edie and Olympia Campbell was ostensibly to celebrate Edie’s 27th birthday – but as pictures emerged on social media it became clear this was anything but a standard celebration… and that the Campbell sisters are anything but ordinary girls.They were joined by 200 guests at the four-star Fawsley Hall hotel in Northamptonshire and revellers competed to be the most outrageously dressed.While Olympia, 21, remained relatively demure in see-through florescent mesh dress and pink underwear, Edie wore only knee-high boots and red knickers. She also had the word “filth” written in red across her naked torso. I went to St Paul’s Girls’ School where there were no rules either Edie Campbell Other guests’ outfits included a pair of leather … [Read more...] about Meet the young models behind the most debauched party of the summer
MEET the pensioner with rippling a six pack who has proven age is nothing but a number. Josefina Monasterio has wowed the world by showing herself off to be one of the oldest muscle women in the world, saying she is determined to show that age is no barrier. The OAP, who boasts abs of steel, is 71, and a bodybuilder who took up the weight lifting hobby, which she labels a “passion”, at the age of 59. Born in Venezuela, she moved to Florida in 1975 and said she would have “lost twelve years of fun and success” had she not taken up the “extreme hobby” at nearly 60. Josefina says she sticks to a strict workout regime to keep her impressive shape which includes a daily fast run of 6 miles before jogging three more and finishing off with a three mile walk. Donald Trump declares Kim Jong-un's 'message has been received loud and clear' after despot fires ballistic missile over … [Read more...] about Meet the female bodybuilder who pumps weights, does yoga and runs 12 miles a day… but can you guess how old she is?
The world has missed the chance to avoid dangerous global warming – unless we start geo-engineering the atmosphere by removing greenhouse gases, according to new research. Scientists used computer models to assess what needs to be done to restrict global warming to between 1.5 degrees Celsius, the aspirational limit adopted by the Paris Agreement on climate change. They found that the world was likely to overshoot this temperature but could bring it back down to 1.2C by the end of this century by using techniques to remove carbon dioxide from the air. Giant biological machines could be created to do this by growing vegetation which absorbs carbon, then burning the resulting biomass in power stations that capture the emissions. The researchers also said other techniques to remove carbon from the atmosphere would need to be developed. Scientists previously thought limiting global warming to 2C would avoid the most dangerous effects, but there is increasing evidence that … [Read more...] about World has missed the chance to avoid dangerous global warming – unless we start geo-engineering the planet
Low-income parents are increasingly struggling to meet even the basic cost of raising children amid rising inflation, falling real wages and frozen benefits, according to new research. In a damning report, the Child Poverty Action Group lays bare the realities of low-wage, austerity Britain in which families face a “yawning gap” between what they need and what they have. The cost of supplying the essentials that are needed to raise a child to his or her 18th birthday, excluding housing costs, rose 4 per cent to £75,400 for a two-parent family in the year to April. A couple on the National Living Wage now earns 13 per cent less than the amount needed to provide essentials, the report calculated. A lone parent on the maximum level of benefits now falls 31 per cent short of the cost of child-rearing, up from 22 per cent in 2012. “For the first time in post-war history, these cost increases are not being matched by increases in support given to families … [Read more...] about Families are failing to meet the basic cost of raising children thanks to inflation and benefit cuts
GET Out is a smart psychological horror "from the mind of" comedy specialist Jordan Peele (one half of comedy duo Key & Peele) which expertly taps into America's ever-present racial tensions while paying homage to a swathe of genre classics including The Stepford Wives, Society and Night of The Living Dead. The writer/director's feature debut also offers a chilling, darkly humorous twist on socially concious drama Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, as Daniel Kaluuya's (Black Mirror, The Fades) Chris spends his first weekend with his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) and her even whiter parents, only to discover that there is something seriously strange about the family and their secluded country pile. Chris's racist radar registers an early blip when he notes that the upper middle class Armitages have two black house staff: housemaid Georgina (Betty Gabriel) and groundskeeper Walter (Marcus Henderson), whose oddly glazed, subservient demeanours seem straight out of the bygone era … [Read more...] about Beat the parents: Get Out’s superb psychological horror
Ah, fair President's Day. It's a perfect Monday both for celebrating what is traditionally the most respected position in our country and for watching the Bachelor meet the parents of all four of his girlfriends within the span of two televised hours. Since it's a holiday, we're not in the office, and thus not able to GIF Corinne's truly incredible shopping spree. However, to make up for it, we had a viewing party with some alcohol. Happy President's Corinne Day indeed! First, Nick truly shocked the women once again by giving them all hometown roses after he sent home Kristina. We don't know why they're still shocked when he shows up with roses since that is the point of the show, but whatever, Vanessa! It's nice that he's so easily able to surprise you. And of course, Nick got all "this is a two way street" and asked Raven if she wanted a rose again, since she already had one. She did! Wow! First up, Raven showed Nick around Hoxie, Arkansas, and by that we mean they rode … [Read more...] about The Bachelor Meets the Parents & Gets One Heck of a Surprise Visitor
If First Dates has turned blind dating into a spectator sport, ITV’s new show is taking things to the next level. What if your first date wasn’t with the person you were hoping to perhaps begin a relationship with – but with their parents instead? That’s the concept of Meet the Parents, which will let the ‘picker’ ask a set of parents any question they like about their son or daughter – from relationship histories to bad habits and cringeworthy stories. Of course, the subject of those embarrassing stories will be listening in the entire time, powerless to stop the flow of information aside from the use of a one-off life-line phone call. After meeting a series of parents, the picker will choose which prospective dater they’d like to meet up with. The series is set to be hosted by Holly Willoughby, who’ll be overseeing all of the parental overshares. “We all know how embarrassing parents can be and nobody knows you better than … [Read more...] about Meet the Parents: Holly Willoughby set for new ITV dating show
You know this is a one-note-joke film about people named Martha Focker and Orny Focker, right? Okay, then relax and join in on the fun as Ben Stiller and his fiancée (Teri Polo) must juggle the conflicting personalities of his hippy parents (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand) and her ex-CIA-agent dad (Robert De Niro). In preparing for the wedding, the families come together at the Focker's Florida hang for plenty of misunderstandings, lighthearted secrets and a cat who flushes a dog down a toilet. De Niro can do humor, and Streisand and Hoffman are obviously enjoying acting out. Like the surprisingly funny Meet the Parents, this sequel keeps the laughs coming until the ending. And that's just Focking great, isn't it? … [Read more...] about Meet the Fockers
TLC Sorry, Gosselins. Better luck next time, Lohans. This year's most gushed over guardians are reality 'rents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. The 18 Kids and Counting progenitors have been named the 2009 National Parents of the Year by the National Parents' Day Council, who assures the public the selection was the result of quality, not quantity parenting. The Duggars picked up their one accolade (and counting) at Maryland's Tontitown City Hall last week, with their 10 boys and 8 girls, aged 7 months to 20 years, in attendance for the honor-bestowal. And with their eldest expecting a babe of his own next month, we suspect the 2010 Grandparents of the Year award is as good as locked up. The Duggars are fine and all, but what we want to know is, who was robbed? ________ Check out our Famous Families gallery for more of our favorite star parents. … [Read more...] about Meet the Parents (of the Year): The Duggars?!
Jordan Strauss/WireImage We told you last week that things were oddly getting more serious between Taylor Lautner and his costar slash girlfriend Lily Collins, and it doesn't look like they are slowing down. According to Marie Claire, Tay recently met Lily's famous pop Phil Collins—and it seems he has given his werewolf stamp of approval. So are these two the real deal? Here's what we're hearing: READ: Taylor Sweet on Lily Collins Marie Claire reports that Lautner "impressed" Phil, who is usually a tough critic on Lily's choice in boys. That doesn't surprise us at all, 'cause trust, T.L. is oh so charming when he flashes those pearly whites. Those on Team Edward are about the only folks that little six-pack can't impress. According to some of our Breaking Dawn insiders, the cast and crew are very aware of Taylor's current gal-pal, and seem to like these two together. We hear that Lily has visited Lautner in Louisiana, where he has been filming the final Twilight installments. … [Read more...] about Taylor Lautner Meets the Parents
Look who's found the perfect Greene accessory, just in time for St. Patrick's Day! While Ashley Greene tweeted yesterday that she was planning on spending some quality time with her dad in NYC, she neglected to mention that Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill, her rumored new rebound guy, was going to be joining them. Yet here are Greene and Followill, who were photographed leaving Phebe's Tavern & Grill in Manhattan after meeting up with the Twilight star's dad, Joe. Well, whatever's going on between the duo, things are chill (or serious) enough for Followill to be tagging along during a father-daughter reunion. "Good food. Good friends. Great day. Now I'm at home watching beauty and the beast haha. Super cool," Greene tweeted tonight. Good stuff. (Originally published March 17, 2011, at 8 p.m. PT) GALLERY: Check out what else is going on in the celebtastic world today! … [Read more...] about Ashley Greene’s New “Friend” Meeting the Parents Already?
How can this spell good news for Stefan and Elena fans? Plus, who's getting smoochy on New Girl and flirty on Revenge? Dig in for all the latest TV scoop... Greggieyeah: The Vampire Diaries scoop please! The hiatus is killing me right about now and I need my fix. We are going to meet Elena's parents! Well, more specifically, her adoptive parents (and Jeremy's birth parents): Grayson and Miranda Gilbert. And we can only assume it is for a flashback. As you may recall, Elena's real father, John (David Anders), took his girlfriend Isobel to brother Grayson (a doctor) to help her deliver a baby, which was Elena, and whom Miranda and Grayson promptly adopted. So far we've only seen them in photos but TVD is currently casting actors who are willing to take scuba lessons for an underwater scene. Now, you remember what ghastly thing happened underwater to Elena and her parents, right? And how Stefan saved Elena's life? Sure sounds like the genesis of some kind of Stefan and Elena rekindling … [Read more...] about Spoiler Chat Daily: Meet the Parents on The Vampire Diaries! Plus, Revenge, Supernatural and More
Paul Morigi/Getty Images Teri Polo has had the unfortunate event of meeting money trouble. The Meet the Parents star filed for bankruptcy on April 14, according to federal court documents obtained by E! News, claiming she's buried in a massive amount of debt. Polo's filing details various unpaid amounts to the IRS and credit cards, along with attorney fees, which total up to nearly $1 million owed. Her rep has no comment. The actress is best known for her role in Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers. She currently stars in Jennifer Lopez's ABC Family series The Fosters. —Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum PHOTOS: See more stars who have had tax troubles … [Read more...] about Meet the Parents Star Teri Polo Files for Bankruptcy
Theo Wargo/Getty Images, Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Amazon Studios, FOX It's finally time to meet the parents on The Mindy Project. E! News has learned exclusively that House of Cards star Sakina Jaffrey and Royal Pains' Ajay Mehta have been cast as Mindy Kaling's TV parents. In the season three finale, Danny (Chris Messina) embarked on a journey to meet Mindy's (Kaling) parents once and for all, with the last scene showing him at the door. Then Fox canceled the show (dark days), but Hulu rescued it (here comes the sun!). And now here we are, with Mindy's parents finally coming to The Mindy Project. CLICK: Mindy Kaling talking about body confidence is everything Jaffrey's other TV credits include Sleepy Hollow, Third Watch, Madam Secretary and Girls. On the big screen she had roles in Definitely, Maybe, The Indian in the Cupboard and Raising Helen. Mehta is a sitcom veteran with roles on Modern Family, Anger Management, New Girl and more. On the drama side he's appeared in … [Read more...] about Meet The Mindy Project Parents! Find Out Who’s Playing Mindy Kaling’s TV Mom and Dad
A video posted by Austin Mahone (@austinmahone) on May 28, 2015 at 3:47pm PDT Sorry, Austin Mahone fans. He's really taken! The "What About Love" singer sat down for an exclusive interview with E! News during the #InspIrie Golf Clinic during Irie Weekend and opened up about his girlfriend, Becky G. And what he has to say will make you swoon with jealousy! Fans can take a good look at the cute couple on his Instagram page, where he posts adorable photos and videos of himself hanging out with his pop star girlfriend, whom he met two years ago at a recording studio. Although some celebs are anti-social media, Mahone loves it. "It's a way I can tell my fans what I am doing and where I am going," he said. Mahomies everywhere must be thankful for Instagram because they get some serious insights into his personal life with Becky G! So what about their relationship is so special? Their commonalities! A video posted by Austin Mahone (@austinmahone) on May 28, 2015 at 3:47pm PDT NEWS: … [Read more...] about Austin Mahone Opens Up About Dating Becky G and Meeting the Parents: “I Can Just Relate to Her So Much”