Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be honeymooning in Namibia
Once Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say "I do" in May, what's next for the couple? According to a new report from the Daily Mail, they could be heading to their beloved continent of Africa to enjoy a honeymoon before returning to London. The Mail reports there's been chatter about Harry taking his new bride to Namibia after the wedding, where the luxury lodge company Natural Selection is said to be planning a handful of accommodation options for the two to enable them to stay off the radar with fans and photographers. Namibia, the Mail points out, is among the least populated places in the world, making it a potentially ideal getaway for one of the decade's most high-profile weddings. The African country also happens to share a border with Botswana — the native country of the center diamond on the engagement ring Harry gave Meghan when he proposed. Plans are also reportedly underway for a bachelorette party for the "Suits" alum. According to the Mail, Markus Anderson, the global membership director for the Soho House group, has been tasked with organizing the event.
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Taylor Swift's pro-March for Our Lives post irks conservatives
For years, Taylor Swift has largely avoided getting involved in public discussions about politics and issues central to various political debates. That changed this past weekend, when the singer announced she not only supported the March for Our Lives protest against gun violence, but also contributed money to the cause. "No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship," she wrote on Instagram (via Celebitchy). "I've made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I'm so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again." It wasn't long before voices from the far right chimed in on Taylor's stance. "Even if Swift is ignorant to the groups, and true intent behind it, she's highly likely not ignorant of how heated this debate has become. And therein lies the horrible part about her public support for the March for Our Lives," read one post on RedState.com. "Swift has finally forced her fans to take a side with or against her on an issue. …Hopefully Swift, whom I thought knew this already, will keep her politics away from her entertainment. Gun control will never come up at her concerts, and hopefully not her interviews. I doubt the latter will be possible, but perhaps she'll take a wiser middle ground with it," the post continued, seemingly oblivious to the mass shooting that killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas last year. Taylor's pal, Selena Gomez, who also tends not to weigh in on political matters, also posted in support of the march.
Is JAY-Z naming a new champagne after the twins?
Beyonce released her Ivy Park clothing line shortly after she and JAY-Z welcomed their daughter, Blue Ivy. Now, it looks like Jay and Bey's twins, Rumi and Sir, may be inspiring some marketplace action of their own. TMZ reports Jay's champagne company, Ace of Spades, filed to trademark the name "Les Jumelles d'Armand de Brignac," specifying the translation of "jumelles" as twins (the word can also mean binoculars or opera glasses). The filing came in November — the same month Ivy Park found itself stuck in a legal battle to protect its name from being encroached on by another clothing company, Poison Ivy Park.
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That time Tiffany Haddish tried to beat someone up for biting Beyonce
Tiffany Haddish would apparently stand up for Beyonce any day. Case in point? In the new issue of GQ, the comic revealed she and Bey were attending a party when someone attacked the singer. "There was this actress there … that's just, like, doing the mostest. She bit Beyoncé in the face," Tiffany said. "So Beyoncé stormed away, went up to Jay-Z, and was like, 'Jay! Come here! This b—-; and snatched him. They went to the back of the room. I was like, 'What just happened?' And Beyonce's friend walked up and was like, 'Can you believe this b—- just bit Beyonce?'" she continued. Tiffany went on to say that she and the actress continued bumping into each other for the duration of the evening — and Tiffany wanted to get revenge on Bey's behalf. "Near the end of the party … Beyonce's at the bar, so I said to Beyonce, 'Did she really bite you?' She was like, 'Yeah.' I was like, 'She gonna get her ass beat tonight.' She was like, 'Tiffany, no. Don't do that. That b—- is on drugs. She not even drunk. The b—- is on drugs. She not like that all the time. Just chill.'" Tiffany, however, had trouble chilling — at least with the story. Speaking to GQ, she marveled, "There's people out here biting Beyonce!"
Bella Thorne reveals she's writing a new book
Bella Thorne is working on a book. Speaking to the New York Post at a recent screening of her film, "Midnight Film," in New York City, Bella described the project as "kind of a journal book," comprised of "just thoughts and moments and things." The 20-year-old has previously released three young adult novels as part of a series about a character named Autumn Falls, who seems to be based loosely on herself.
Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Bell buy out theaters for 'Love, Simon' screenings
Matt Bomer's not the only one who wants as many people as possible to see the new film, "Love, Simon." On the heels of his announcement he planned to treat a theater full of moviegoers in his hometown of Spring, Texas, to a free screening of the coming of age/love story, other celebs stepped up and paid for screenings in their own hometowns, according to E! News. On Saturday, March 24, Neil Patrick Harris told Instagram followers he and his husband "enjoyed the movie so much, we wanted to pay it forward … so we bought out a screening at a theatre in my hometown of Albuquerque, NM for this Sunday afternoon." He added, "it's free" and encouraged anyone who could check out the movie to do so. Kristen Bell, meanwhile, tweeted, "I have a huge crush on this movie and I want to share the love. ❤️ Minneapolis, enjoy a screening of Love, Simon this Sunday on me! See my Instagram post for more details. :)." Her free screening took place Sunday, March 25, at 4 p.m.
Tori Spelling's daughter launches DIY slime company
Stella McDermott is going into the slime biz. Over the weekend, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott announced that their 9-year-old daughter would be selling her own green gooey stuff to start a fund for her future baking career. "My @missstellamcdermott has officially started her own #slime biz You can goto @stylishslimebystella She is starting now to save to open her own bakery after college! So proud of my #tweenprenuer #slimetween Follow her to see the slimes she'll make #forkidsbykids link in her bio," Tori posted on Instagram (via Us Weekly) on Saturday, March 24, adding that the 9-year-old had been "#chickenbombed." In a separate post, Stella's dad, Dean, gushed, "So proud of my little mama starting a new business." It's been a rough month for Tori, who had a few strange incidents that ended with the police being called to check on her. But from the looks of things on social media, the "90210" alum's relationships with her five kids has been helping her deal with stress. In January, Stella shared a sweet post about how close she and her mom are on Instagram. "She's always been my best friend and my biggest fan," Stella wrote at the time. "We love to cook, bake, craft, and eat sushi together. I like to try new things! So does my mom. We call ourselves foodies, fashionistas, and friends. My mom makes me laugh when no one can. My mom and I hold hands. Forever!"
Sarah Paulson slams Donald Trump's transgender military policy
"I think it's despicable." That's how Sarah Paulson summed up her reaction to Donald Trump's ban of most transgender troops from the military when TMZ caught up with her and Holland Taylor as they left Craig's in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 24. Sarah, who has said for years she eschews labels when it comes to her own sexuality and has nevertheless been pressured to take an activist stance with regard to LGBQT rights, spent much of the weekend focused on the March for Our Lives anti-gun violence movement and protest that took over the country and spread across the world Saturday, tweeting and retweeting messages in support of the effort, organized by survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Emmy-winning actress said last year that if rumors Donald Trump could appear in an upcoming "American Horror Story" season, she'd like to play him for "the challenge."
Columbus Short accused of bigamy
Barely one week after he was released from prison for assaulting his wife, Columbus Short is facing allegations of bigamy. The "Scandal" actor's ex-wife, Karrine Steffans, believes Columbus may have already been married when he married her, according to the New York Post. Columbus recently told an interviewer on Sirius that he was never married to Karrine, a "video vixen" who previously dated Usher, Diddy, Lil' Wayne, Ne-Yo, Bobby Brown, Vin Diesel, Ice-T (and, confusingly, Bill Maher) reportedly walked down the aisle with Columbus in 2016. She now thinks he's said they were never married because he was married to actress Tanee McCall when he and Karrine said "I do." "I've been silent in the press for two years, but I'm tired of all the lies they tell about me," Karrine told the tab. She also reportedly showed texts sent to her from the actor in July saying he loved her. Columbus' current wife, Aida, is also his publicist — and has denied both Karrine's bigamy claims and her assertion that Columbus sent her text messages about their romance.
Cynthia Nixon opposes film industry tax credit system
Does Cynthia Nixon's film industry tax credit position reflect a double standard for the actress-turned gubernatorial hopeful? According to the New York Post, the "Sex and the City" alum has been speaking out against subsidies and tax credits aimed at spurring economic development in New York, saying the state is missing out on valuable dollars by giving breaks for the costs of production staffs on movies shot there. "I don't think there's any real truth that enormous expenditure of money is making a significant enough difference in production to justify it," she recently told The Buffalo News. But the Post reports Cynthia's biggest films, the "Sex and the City" movies, benefitted from $13.6 million in tax credits and subsidies. Her campaign spokesperson noted Cynthia hopes to change the way such credits are used. "Cynthia is opposed to enormous tax giveaways to large corporations with no strings attached," said Rebecca Katz. "As governor, she will reform the film tax credit program to ensure greater benefit to small and independent films."