Archive for October, 2016
British royal Prince Harry has reportedly struck up a romance with actress Meghan Markle.
The rumored couple is said to have met in Toronto, Canada in May 2016, when Harry was visiting the city, where Meghan’s TV drama Suits is filmed, to promote the 2017 Invictus Games.
According to Britain’s The Sunday Express, the pair has been taking things slowly, but Harry is “besotted” with his new lady.
“He’s happier than he’s been for many years,” a source says. “They are taking each week as it comes and just enjoying each other’s company but it’s fair to say that they love seeing each other and there’s a definite chemistry within them.
“Harry has been desperate to keep the relationship quiet considering he doesn’t want to scare Meghan off. He knows things will change when their romance is public knowledge but he additionally knows he can’t keep it a secret for faraway.”
The insider adds, “It’s too early to say whether the relationship will lead to anything long-term but who knows? At the moment, they are just taking it a step at a instance and seeing how things develop.”
A spokesperson for royal residence Kensington Palace has declined to address the reports, stating they “would not comment on private matters”, while a representative for Meghan has yet to reply to requests for comment.
The actress, who additionally runs her own lifestyle blog, visited Harry’s native London by the summer, sharing snaps of her travels on Instagram. While there was no mention of the Prince in her posts, eagle-eyed fans noticed the 35-year-old has been wearing a beaded bracelet similar to one Harry has been spotted wearing in recent months, suggesting it was a gift from her new man.
The news of the reported romance emerges months after the Prince, 32, was linked to singer Ellie Goulding and actress Jenna Coleman, who both dismissed claims of a relationship, while Los Angeles native Meghan, 35, was previously married to talent manager Trevor Engelson, until their separation in 2013.
The longtime couple hit headlines on Wednesday when it was reported the pair had tied the knot in mid-June (2016), a month-and-a-half before Phelps extended his record-breaking medals streak at the Rio Olympics in Brazil, where Nicole was frequently referred to as his fiancee.
On Thursday, the decorated athlete came clean to his fans in a Facebook Live video and confirmed he had been “married for a while”, claiming he wanted to keep it a secret “just because”.
Phelps made no mention of their plans to host an official wedding, which took place by the weekend in Cabo San Lucas, reports Us Weekly.
The happy couple was surrounded by around 50 friends and family members, including five-month-old son Boomer, at the lavish nuptials at El Dorado Golf and Beach Club, and the bride shared the first snap from their big day on Instagram in the early hours of Sunday (October 30).
“Truly the happiest day of my life,” she captioned a shot of the newlyweds walking up the aisle following the ceremony.
The new Mrs. Phelps wore a white Julie Vino lace gown with a thigh-high slit, while her groom opted for a grey suit with white shirt and light blue tie.
Alongside another snap on Instagram, the athlete wrote, “My best friend…. I love yo!!”
Former GLEE star Mark Salling is reportedly at the center of a new police examination amid allegations of rape.
A 22-year-old woman filed a police report in April 2016, claiming Salling forced himself upon her four years ago, shortly after they started dating.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, she and Salling were getting intimate, but she had a change of heart and urged him to stop, saying, “I can’t do that.”
He reportedly ignored her and they had sex against her wishes.
Police have been investigating the matter, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney is now reviewing the case to determine whether he should be charged with rape.
Salling’s representative has yet to comment on the news, which emerges 10 months after the actor was arrested for possession of “thousands” of indecent images of children. Police raided his Sunland, California home after receiving a tip-off, and he was subsequently charged with two counts of child porn.
The 34-year-old, who played Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman on hit TV series Glee, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case is due to go to trial at a later moment, and whether convicted, he faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison.
Salling is currently free on $150,000 bail, on the condition that he stays at least 100 yards away from anywhere children congregate, such as parks or schools. He was plus ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device at all times, inform federal officials whenever he uses the Web, hand his passport by to the court, and use no drugs of any kind.
Pop star Kevin Jonas has become a father to a second baby girl.
“AHH! I’m an uncle again!” he wrote. “Congrats to my brother and sister in law on the birth of their new beautiful baby girl. @kevinjonas @daniellejonas”.
The singer/actor, who is currently shooting the new Jumanji movie, additionally shared a video of himself on Snapchat and Instagram, revealing he is excited to head back to New Jersey to meet his new family member.
“I am on set here in Hawaii, but I just got the best news ever - my brother and his wife had their baby! I’m overjoyed,” he smiled.
He captioned the Instagram post, “Congrats Kevin and Dani! We have another Jonas!! Can’t wait to meet that beautiful baby girl very soon.”
Kevin and Danielle have yet to comment on the news.
The couple wed in 2009 and welcomed its first child, daughter Alena, in February, 2014.
Kevin and his wife announced they were to become a family of four in April 2016, when they each took to Instagram and shared a photo of themselves in bed.
“Prepping for baby number two! #babyjonas2″, they captioned the sweet image, which featured the mum-to-be snacking on Cheerios cereal, Girl Scout cookies and various other goodies, while Kevin sits beside her with his mouth agape, reading the popular pregnancy guide book What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
Ciara has confirmed she’s expecting a baby with new husband Russell Wilson.
The singer announced the happy news on her Instagram on Tuesday (October 25), which additionally marked her 31st birthday.
Alongside a black and white picture of her and Russell cuddling, Ciara wrote: “On that special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family.. and I’m excited to Finally share one of the Greatest Gifts of All that God could give…”
She concluded the notice with several baby related emojis.
The Goodies star had sparked rumors she might be expecting by sporting baggy clothes by the past few weeks - a sharp contrast to her usual figure-hugging ensembles.
Ciara employed similar fashion tactics three years ago, when she fell pregnant with her son Future Zahir with her ex-fiance, rapper Future. She only confirmed her baby news three months later, in January, 2014.
At the date, she admitted, “I kind of want to take the theme that ‘baggy is the new sexy’. I don’t know, I just want to be comfortable. When I can’t wear heels anymore, I won’t wear heels. I’ll be putting on my Jordans (sneakers). My Jordans and my Uggs (sheepskin boots) will be my best friends, but it’s all about being comfortable.”
Ciara and Russell made no secret of their desire to extend their family together, but Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell insisted in July (2016) that they were in no rush to get started.
“Down the road, I would obviously (want kids),” he told E! News. “She does too and hopefully, God willing, as enlarged as they’re healthy, that’s what we pray for and whether it’s a boy or girl, who knows but we’ve got some duration for that… She’s making her music right now and I’m playing my sports and hosting shows so we’re pretty busy.”
Actress Amber Tamblyn and her comedian husband David Cross are expecting their first child together.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star revealed she is expecting a baby girl in a candid essay for Glamour, in which she addresses the challenges women face in today’s society.
In the commentary, which was published on Wednesday (October 26), Amber wrote, “Motherhood has been heavily on my mind considering I am going to be a mother soon. I’m pregnant, with a daughter on the way. I think constantly about the world I am bringing her into.”
As a mother-to-be, the 33-year-old admits she worries about how she will be able to “protect” her daughter from the way “women are seen”, unless serious changes are made in attitudes.
“I’ve been thinking about motherhood a lot lately,” she added. “What it means to be one, what it means to have one, what it means to know one, what it means to manufacture decisions as one and have conversations as one. I am very lucky to be surrounded by strong mothers, from my own mom to some of my best friends - those who are raising young women to accept themselves and those who are raising young men to accept women.”
Amber goes on to explain why Hillary Clinton’s bid to become the first female U.S. president is so urgent as she mails in her ballot ahead of the November 8th election.
She continued, “After I’m done writing that, I’ll go back to my desk and fill out my absentee ballot. I’ll be voting for more than just a woman; I’ll be voting for a revolutionary notion.”
Taking a jab at Clinton’s Republican rival Donald Trump, she concluded, “I’ll be voting for a future for my daughter where conversations about our bodies and our lives are broader than what value they have for men. A future where being a mother is less about warning our daughters about our sons and is instead lifting them up to their greatest potential. A future where my girl will someday say, ‘Donald who?’ and think nothing is revolutionary about a woman becoming President. A future where she can’t even believe that was ever even a thing.”
Amber made her feelings about Trump clear in a blunt Facebook data earlier that month, when she went public with her own experience of sexual assault in response to the lewd comments scandal surrounding the real estate mogul and reality star.
Tamblyn, who wed Arrested Development star Cross in 2012, won’t be the only new mum in her group of friends - her The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-star and best pal Blake Lively recently welcomed her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds, while their castmate Alexis Bledel secretly became a mom last year.
Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman’s marriage is officially by - the director has filed for divorce.
The filmmaker, who directed his wife in the Underworld movies, has cited irreconcilable differences in documents obtained by TMZ.
The former couple has waived any right to spousal support, suggesting they have a prenuptial agreement in place.
Beckinsale and Wiseman wed in 2004 and have no kids together. She has a daughter, Lily, from her past romance with Welsh actor Michael Sheen.
The couple’s marriage started to crumble last year when Len was spotted out with model CJ Franco and Kate was spotted on the red carpet without her wedding ring.
Multiple sources revealed the Hollywood couple separated by the summer last year, but insisted there was “no drama” in the break up.
“They are still friendly and spend date together in L.A. when Kate is there…,” a source said. “They have both had complicated schedules and have grown apart.”
Another insider told Us magazine, “They tried to prepare it work, but they end up falling back into old habits and fighting.”
Neither Kate nor Len or their representatives have commented on the split.