Beyonce has backed Meghan Markle in a powerful show of support for the Duchess of Sussex. The megastar is the latest big name to publicly praise the former actress for her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Beyonce, 39, says she was inspired by Meghan after the tell-all chat, which aired in the US on Sunday night. On Monday, tennis legend Serena Williams defended Meghan on social media, saying that she understands the "pain and cruelty" she has experienced. Beyonce added he voice and called Meghan courageous for standing up for what she feels is right. "Thank you Meghan for your courage and leadership," she wrote alongside a photo of the pair at the premiere for The Lion King in 2019. "We are all strengthened and inspired by you." Meghan, 39, and her husband Harry laid bare their brief lives as a working royal couple in front of the world. The interview was watched by more than 11 million people in the UK on Monday night after 17 million Americans tuned … [Read more...] about Beyonce backs ‘courageous’ Meghan Markle in powerful show of support
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On the surface, Carnival Row looks like a fantastical tale of fairies and brutal murders set against a detailed Victorian-esque backdrop. But the stars of the new Amazon series have told Sky News its themes reflect today's migrant crisis and surrounding issues. Cara Delevingne plays a fairy, one of the so-called Fae folk who are seeking refuge in the human world, while Orlando Bloom stars as a detective considered unusual for his empathy with the migrants. Bloom says he hopes the show promotes debate. "When you look through the lens of fantasy you can unpack some of these really big issues," he said. Advertisement "We're talking about fear really aren't we, because it's fear of the other, it's fear of life with the other and what does that mean. "And actually that's a wonderful thing when life mirrors art a bit and you can unpack things and have that kind of dialogue and hopefully people will watch this show and have dinner and talk about it … [Read more...] about Cara Delevingne: ‘Hatred towards anyone makes no sense’
Sheridan Smith is set to star alongside former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher in a new Channel 5 drama, it has been confirmed. Teacher is a psychological thriller which follows Jenna, a state schoolteacher, whose life unravels after being accused of a drunken sexual encounter with one of her pupils. With no memory of the night in question, Jenna’s only hope of redemption lies in uncovering the truth about a dark event in her past that returns to haunt her. Sheridan, 39, will play Jenna, while Ackley Bridge actor Samuel Bottomley will star opposite Sheridan as the pupil at the centre of the sexual encounter Jenna finds herself in. Former soap star Kelvin, Cecilia Noble and Sharon Rooney all star as teaching colleagues of Jenna. Meanwhile, It's A Sin actor David Fleeshman will portray the role of Jenna’s Father with Marcella actor Ian Puleston-Davies also featuring. "With no memory of the night in question, Jenna’s only hope of redemption lies in uncovering the … [Read more...] about Sheridan Smith to star in psychological thriller with ex Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher
Now that the shutters have slammed down on the Bank of Dad and with the MumCash reserves down to the last £20 million or so, Prince Harry has had to take drastic action. At the tender age of 36, he has put childish things behind him and gone out to get himself a job. Two jobs in fact. Good for him! Firstly, the Prince has accepted the role of Chief Impact Officer at a Silicon Valley start-up called BetterUp, a 'unicorn employee-coaching and mental health' firm that hires privileged, lucky people to help other privileged, lucky people lead lives filled with lovely privilege and even more luck. Harry has also become a 'commissioner' with a trendy think-tank called the Aspen Institute. He will be taking part in their new Commission on Information Disorder, a study examining the state of American misinformation and disinformation. Hush, be calm, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking that the Prince of Peeve might as well start with the misinfo and disinfo that he and his … [Read more...] about JAN MOIR: Prince Harry has got the perfect CV for a Mickey Mouse executive!
Presenter Rochelle Humes is recalling her three pregnancies. “There are definitely times when you think, ‘I hope everything is going to be all right’ – but not at any point should you think, ‘Am I going to make it through this because of my race?’” The 32-year-old This Morning presenter has two daughters Alaia-Mai, seven, and Valentina, four, and son Blake, five months, with husband Marvin. But it wasn’t until early last year, shortly before her third pregnancy, that she first became aware of the shocking statistics concerning skin colour and maternal death. “Being mixed race in the UK means I’m three more times likely to die during pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth, but black women fare even worse and are more than four times more likely to suffer a maternal death,” she says. “Asian women also die at higher rates. Those numbers don’t lie and seeing them on paper was really alarming.” Now Rochelle is fronting The Black Maternity Scandal, an investigation for Channel 4’s … [Read more...] about Rochelle Humes says it’s ‘obscene’ black women more likely to die in pregnancy