Prince Harry has been branded deluded for thinking the release of his memoir will allow him the same place in Hollywood as Barack Obama. Royal author and the founder of the To Di For Daily podcast issued this claim. She made the admission to Express UK during the course of their interview and was quoted saying, “What I think he’s trying to do is brand himself as a Mark Zuckerberg, Barack Obama — some guy that can get $100,000 dollars for a speech in Miami to a bunch of rich dudes.” “I think he is trying to brand himself as a leader in the United States and will use his book to try to do that.” “He wanted to try to rewrite his story and to be this phoenix rising from the ashes. That is the route I think he is going to go.” … [Read more...] about Prince Harry ‘trying to reaffirm’ Meghan Markle as ‘A-list hero with memoir
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Kate Middleton is reportedly in talks with her estranged brother-in-law Prince Harry and is said to be planning a reunion between him and her husband Prince William later this year when they visit the US where Harry lives with his wife Meghan Markle. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to travel to the US in December for the Earthshot Prize, and while it has been reported that chances of them meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain low, an insider told Closer magazine the opposite. As per the source: “Kate is looking to get the two brothers together when they're all on US soil later this year, if not sooner.” The insider went on to suggest that Prince Harry has also been ‘receptive’ to the idea of meeting with his brother Prince William and Kate once they’re in the US. The source also added that the question remains whether Prince William will be willing to reunite with Harry. “Provided Harry's book isn't too hurtful towards the monarchy – and there's optimism … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton, Prince Harry in talks for secret US reunion?
At right, Hal Prince, Stephen Sondheim, and Mary Rodgers at the Rodgers-Guettel Christmas party in 1965. Photo: Courtesy of the Rodgers-Beaty-Guettel family In the four years between her explosive separation from Jerry Beaty in 1957 and her Mexican wedding to Henry Guettel in 1961, Mary Rodgers (1931–2014) composed the music for Once Upon a Mattress, ushered the show to Broadway and London, assisted Leonard Bernstein on his Young People’s Concerts, and wrote songs for everyone from Bing Crosby to Captain Kangaroo. All this while raising three young children and juggling many unlikely husband prospects, including the producer Hal Prince; a married editor she called Boston Jack; her Mattress lyricist, Marshall Barer, who was gay; and a CIA operative named Cord Meyer. Finally, there was the man she had met and fallen hard for at Oscar Hammerstein’s farm when she was barely a teenager: Stephen Sondheim. Would their affection take the turn they’d described in a song they … [Read more...] about A Trial Marriage to Stephen Sondheim
The woman who died in a car crash near Ōamaru was a bride-to-be and a “vivacious and proud mum” to eight children. Erin Louise Sheehy, known as Erin Ross, 48, of Pukeuri, and 51-year-old Grant Robert Rawson, 51, of Ardgowan, died in the crash on Ardgowan Rd, Ōamaru , on August 2. Family spokesperson Sinead Gill, a Stuff reporter, described Sheehy as a “vivacious and proud mum” to her children, and being someone who loved making memories and planning parties. Sheehy secretly got engaged to Rawson weeks before the crash. The family learnt of the engagement after Sheehy’s phone was returned to them. READ MORE: Police seek information following fatal Ōamaru crash Waitaki District Council's conserve water notice continues for more than 700 consumers Conserve water notice following pump shed fire in Waitaki District Council treatment plant Sheehy’s children, had heard of a crash in Ōamaru but didn’t want to think the worst, Gill said. “Her 9, 11 and 16-year-old … [Read more...] about Ōamaru crash victim a ‘vivacious and proud mum’ and a bride-to-be