Meghan and Harry did the Oprah interview to ‘press nuclear button

Meghan Markle struggled to ‘switch off’ the American dream’ and understand her ‘duty was to the Queen’, a US-born viscountress has claimed in a new documentary.

Meghan at 40: The Climb to Power, which airs on Channel 5 on Saturday ahead of The Duchess of Sussex’ landmark birthday on 4th August, explores the former Suits star’s life from being born in California to her relationship with The Firm today.

Speaking in the programme Julie Montagu, who was born in Illinois but moved to the UK 16 years ago when she married Luke Timothy Charles Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke, the son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich, explained that Meghan’s struggle with her in-laws came from an inability to ‘let go’ of American ideals.

Meghan Markle struggled to ‘switch off’ the American dream’ and understand her ‘duty was to the Queen’ as US-born viscountress has claimed in a new documentary. Meghan and the Queen are pictured in 2018 at Buckingham Palace

‘You can’t really be anything you want to be or do anything you want to do or say anything you want to say,’ Viscountess Hinchingbrooke explained.

‘Your duty is to the Queen and that’s very difficult for someone like Meghan.

‘To switch off that American dream off and accept “now you have to do what we say” is difficult.

‘It’s difficult to have love and duty work simultaneously and together and that’s what Harry and Meghan wanted in negations with the Queen, this synergy, that they can make work, but the Queen said no.’

Speaking in the programme Julie Montagu (pictured in London) who was born in Illinois but moved to the UK 16 years ago when she married Luke Timothy Charles Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke, the son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich, explained that Meghan’s struggle with her in-laws came from an inability to ‘let go’ of American ideals.

Who is  Viscountess Hinchingbrooke?

Born as Julie Fisher in rural Illinois, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke’s life in one of Britain’s grandest estates is far from what it once was.

Now 49, Julie was a single mother-of-two when she met her husband Luke Montagu – whose ancestor the fourth Earl of Sandwich gave his name to the popular lunch staple – at a party in 2003.

They married a year later at Mapperton, the family’s exquisite Jacobean family pile described by Country Life as the finest manor house in England, with Julie wearing the family tiara.

In 2014 she starred in the short-lived Bravo reality series Ladies of London.

She also manages the Mapperton Estate in Dorset with her husband and three sons aged between 20 and 14.

Because of a lack of visitors to the estate in lockdown, Julie had to embrace savvy new business ideas to keep her manor house and the family’s 15 acres of Italianate gardens afloat – including virtual tours and yoga classes.

Usually boasting 200 visitors a day in high season, the estate was only able to reopen its gardens on the weekend.

The documentary also claims that Meghan and Harry gave their ‘truth bomb’ interview to Oprah Winfrey because they ‘expected an apology’ from the royal family.

‘I think she felt it was an opportunity  for her to not only share it with the world, but she hoped the royal family was actually listening,’ Lady Julie added.

‘It’s difficult to pinpoint why she did it,’ Julie went on ‘ but I think it’s clear they were angry’.

Royal author Tom Quinn also told the documentary: ‘I think they were hoping for an apology, they were hoping they would phone and say, “We’re sorry we push you too far, we should have sat you down and spoke about your mental health issue”.

‘I think she was horrified that the reaction was so negative from the family and they didn’t respond in the way she wanted,’ he added.

‘Meghan thought when she entered the royal family she could shake things up and they would love it, they would do things Meghan’s way. 

‘And when that didn’t happen, and when she came up against what she sees as the forces of reaction, it made us so upset.

‘That that interview was her way to get revenge’.

During an explosive chat with Oprah Winfrey in March, Meghan claimed her sister-in-law Kate Middleton made her cry before she married Prince Harry as the couple, there was ‘concern’ over Archie’s skin colour from members of the royal family and that she was ‘silenced’ by The Firm.

‘Everybody jumped on that, Meghan was silenced, it’s awful,’ journalist Ashley Pearson told the programme, ‘but anyone that knows anything about royal history knows  all the royals are silenced. None of them can say what they think. They’re all silenced.

‘They can’t go and meet some head of state and later say “oh I didn’t like him”. They’re all silenced. That’s why they’re here. That’s why they never got beheaded.

‘For Meghan to be silenced is no different to how Prince William is silenced, so why is it ok for them not to be able to express an opinion but not for her?’

Royal commentator Emily Andrews added that the former actress doesn’t want to be ‘Mrs Mountbatten-Windsor’ and ‘staying at home raising her chickens’.

‘She wants to be superstar, she wants to be a changemaker, this disruptor’.

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Ciara celebrates her son Win’s very first birthday by sharing a heartwarming gallery of photos

Ciara celebrated her youngest son Win’s first birthday by sharing several snaps to her Instagram account on Friday.

The 35-year-old hitmaker was seen spending quality time with her third child in two of the four shots, and the remaining ones were meant to give her fans a better look at her kid.

The 1, 2 Step singer also wrote a brief message in the post’s caption to let her nearly 30million followers know how much she adores her youngest son.

Special occasion: Ciara shared several photos of her youngest son, Win, to her Instagram account on Friday to commemorate his first birthday

Ciara began the statement by listing some of her child’s most endearing qualities while noting that he had become very energetic in his first year of life.

She wrote: ‘The BIG 1!! WINning today and Everyday! You are the cutest and sweetest baby boy! Always dancing, smiling, and laughing…Always all over the place!’

The hitmaker went on to express that her son had a lot to learn in life and that she was ready to see him navigate through his coming years.

‘The worlds going to have to keep up! 🙂 I’m so excited and grateful to be celebrating you today! I love you so much My little Prince,’ she said.

Fun kid: The singer also wrote a brief message where she noted that her baby boy was ‘always dancing, smiling, and laughing’

On Saturday, Ciara shared a set of photos and videos to her account to give her fans a look into Win’s birthday party.

In one back-and-forth clip, the singer and her husband, Russell Wilson, were seen celebrating the occasion with her older son Future and daughter Sienna, aged seven and four, respectively.

The happy family notably sported custom-made baseball jerseys, as well as white shorts and sneakers, to the celebratory event.

Every member’s name was also printed on the back of their tops, as well as Win’s age.

Marking the occasion: Ciara also shared several photos that had been taken during Win’s birthday party to her account on Saturday

Dressed to impress: The singer and the rest of her family all sported custom-made baseball jerseys during the event

Ciara and her 32-year-old husband were first romantically linked in the early months of 2015 when she was spotted attending his games.

She was previously in a long-term relationship with rapper Future, with whom she welcomed her first son.

The former couple was engaged at one point, although they broke things off in 2014.

Ciara and Wilson went steady for roughly a year before they announced their engagement in March of 2016, and they tied the knot that same year.

Happy couple: Ciara and her now-husband were first romantically linked in 2015 and went on to become engaged and tie the knot the following year

The songwriter spoke about her relationship with the professional athlete during an interview with GQ, where she noted that his parenting skills made him much more attractive to her.

‘He’s obviously really beautiful to me in every way, but the father in him is by far one of the things that makes him the most sexy to me. Hot. To me it’s hot,’ she remarked.

Wilson also spoke about how watching his children and stepson interact continually inspire both him and his wife.

‘They all like taking care of each other…and we just smile from ear to ear in the kitchen because we realize that our family is a beautiful blended family,’ he said.

Proud parent: During an interview with GQ, Wilson expressed that he was happy to be raising what he described as a ‘beautiful blended family’.

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Britney Spears calls out father Jamie Spears and sister Jamie Lynn in expletive-filled post

Britney Spears unleashed another furious expletive-laden Instagram post on Friday that called out her father Jamie Spears and her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears.

The 39-year-old pop superstar restated that she wouldn’t be performing at her Las Vegas residency again as long as her father was in charge of her conservatorship.

‘This conservatorship killed my dreams,’ she wrote among her list of grievances.

Bad blood: Britney Spears, 39, laid into her father Jamie Spears and sister Jamie Lynn in another angry Instagram post explaining that she wouldn’t perform in Vegas until her dad was off her conservatorship; seen with Jamie Lynn Spears at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards

Britney began by defending her many dancing videos posted to her Instagram account and explaining that her father Jamie was the reason why fans could only see her perform at home for now.

‘Look I’m not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think!!!! I’ve done that for the past 13 years,’ she said. ‘I’d much rather share videos YES from my living room instead of onstage in Vegas…’

She added that some guests were so inebriated that ‘they couldn’t even shake my hand,’ and she said others had smoked so much marijuana that she ‘ended up getting a contact high.’

The Toxic singer also wrote that she was ‘not gonna put on heavy makeup and try try try on stage again’ if she couldn’t perform the original versions of her songs that appeared on her albums.

Instead, she had been forced to do ‘remixes of my songs for years’ and hadn’t been allowed to ‘put my new music in my show for MY FANS… so I quit!!!’

That’s all for now: Britney said her fans could only look forward to dance videos from home until her father wasn’t making her financial decisions for her in his role as conservator

Not her choice: She also complained that she wasn’t allowed to sing her new material and had to perform remixes of her classic tracks; seen in 2018 at the announcement of her Vegas residency

Britney reserved some special fury for her sister Jamie Lynn Spears, who made a surprise performance at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards to cap off a tribute with a performance of her sister’s song Till The World Ends.

In video of the performance, the songstress joins her mother in standing and clapping along with the song, but she appears to look less than enthused.

‘I don’t like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes!!!!!’ she admitted. ‘My so-called support system hurt me deeply!!!!

‘This conservatorship killed my dreams,’ she continued, ‘so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill … yet people still try!!!!’

Wasn’t a fan: She reserved special fury for her sister Jamie Lynn , who made a surprise performance at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards with a performance of her sister’s song Till The World Ends

Awkward: Britney hugged her sister after the show and was seen clapping, but she looked less than enthused in video of the event

Britney also reiterated how uncomfortable recent documentaries, including the New York Times Presents documentary Framing Britney Spears, had drudged up painful memories.

‘I didn’t like the way the documentaries bring up humiliating moments from the past… I’m way past all that and have been for a long time!!!!’

The entertainer even defended her love of fairy tale endings and told ‘women’ who ‘say it’s weird’ to ‘go f*** yourself.’

‘As I said … hope is all I have right now … you’re lucky I post anything at all,’ she added.

‘People try to kill hope because hope is one of the most vulnerable and fragile things there is!!!! I’m gonna go read a mother f***ing fairy tale now!!!!’ she concluded on a confrontational note, adding the postcript, ‘Psss if you don’t want to see my precious a** dancing in my living room or it’s not up to your standards … go read a f***ing book!!!!!’  

Betrayed: Britney lambasted ‘people closest’ to her who didn’t speak out about her treatment under her conservatorship until it became a source of public outrage in a cryptic Instagram post on Friday; seen in 2016 in LA

The day before, Britney had shared her outrage at the ‘people closest’ to her who had failed to help her in her time of need.

The 39-year-old pop superstar lashed out in a lengthy Instagram post at people in her orbit who had only started speaking out in support of her after her conservatorship received heavy public scrutiny.

Despite her angry tone, she avoided mention any specific names, simply writing that they ‘know who [they] are,’ though she may have been referring to her father and sister based on her most recent post.

Spears posted a short text snippet summarizing her position.

‘Never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask,’ it read.

She went into more specifics in her lengthy caption and sounded notably more upset than she usually allows herself to be on social media.

‘There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support … there’s nothing worse than that!!!!’ she wrote.

Furious: She called out people she cared about who ‘never show up’ when she needed them. ‘Did you put your hand out when I was drowning???? Again … NO,’ she wrote angrily

Though she didn’t name names, Britney indicated they were part of her closest inner circle by calling them ‘the people you love the most.’

‘How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning????’ she continued. ‘Again … NO …’

The Toxic singer added that the people she was targeting likely knew she was mad at them.

‘If you’re reading this and you know who you are … and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly!!! If you’re gonna post something …. Please stop with the righteous approach when you’re so far from righteous it’s not even funny,’ she added, before adding, ‘And have a good day!!!!!’

After airing her grievances, Britney added words of encouragement to others who were dealing with a lack of support: ‘If you’re reading this today and you can relate …. I’m sorry because I know what it’s like … and I send you my love!!!!’

The entertainer’s post arrived a day after her sister Jamie Lynn Spears, 30, posted a message to her Instagram Stories reading: ‘Dear Lord, can we end this bulls**t once and for all? Amen.’

The 30-year-old Zoey 101 star took to Instagram a day after her older sister won the right to appoint her own lawyer and moved one step closer to ending her 13-year conservatorship.

Speaking out: Britney’s post arrived a day after her sister Jamie Lynn Spears prayed on Instagram that ‘the bulls**t will end’ amid her family’s ongoing conservatorship drama

Touching: The Zoey 101 star, 30, posted a message on her story reading: ‘Dear Lord, can we end this bulls**t once and for all? Amen’, as Britney battles to have their father Jamie’s control on her life relinquished; Britney and Jamie seen in 2003

Speaking out: Jamie has previously spoken out about her sister’s situation, saying last month: ‘I’m so proud of her for using her voice. If ending the conservatorship… or whatever the hell else she wants to do to be happy — I support that’

Jamie Lynn has previously spoken out about her sister’s situation, saying last month: ‘I’m so proud of her for using her voice. If ending the conservatorship… or whatever the hell else she wants to do to be happy — I support that…

‘I am so proud of her for requesting new counsel like I told her to do many years ago. I’m not my family, I’m my own person. I’m speaking for myself.’

Britney’s mother Lynne Spears also shared a cryptic biblical post after the news of her daughter’s court victory.

She shared a Bible verse from the Gospel of John to her Instagram on Friday, telling her 41k followers: ‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’

Others who are further removed from Britney’s inner circle, including the rapper Iggy Azalea and her childhood friend Jason Alexander, whom she was married to for 55 hours, have recently spoken out about her conservatorship.

Optimism? Britney’s mother Lynne Spears, 66, also shared a cryptic biblical post from the Gospel of John after the news of her daughter’s court victory: ‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’

After Britney shared her celebratory video on Wednesday, her boyfriend Sam Asghari shared a message of support for the star.

Showing his love for Britney and the #FreeBritney movement, Iranian–American personal trainer and actor Sam Asghari, 27, wrote underneath: ‘Internet is about to explode!’, amid her bid to have her father Jamie relinquish control of her life.

Britney had earlier addressed the court by phone in an emotional plea for freedom, and the right to chose her own legal representation.

She then posted the video which first showed her horse riding in an arena on a lead rein. The video then showed her cartwheeling for joy beside a pond.

Britney captioned the clip: ‘Coming along, folks… coming along!!!!! New with real representation today… I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED!!!…

‘Thank you to my fans who are supporting me … You have no idea what it means to me be supported by such awesome fans !!!! God bless you all !!!!!’

Happy days: On Wednesday, Britney shared a clip on Instagram of herself doing cartwheels and horseriding as she celebrated winning the right to appoint her own lawyer and move one step closer to ending her 13-year conservatorship

Sweet: Showing his love for Britney and the #FreeBritney movement, Iranian–American personal trainer and actor Sam Asghari, 27, wrote underneath: ‘Internet is about to explode!’, amid her bid to have her father Jamie relinquish control of her life

Reaching out: Sam was throwing his support behind his long-term girlfriend

She then added: ‘Pssss this is me celebrating by horseback riding and doing cartwheels today!!!! #FreeBritney’.

Sam — her boyfriend of three years — then added his Internet comment, in his latest loyal show of display for the star he has supported through the case.

Hours before, the singer told a court in LA that she wants her father charged with conservatorship abuse, during a hearing in which a judge agreed to her appointing her own lawyer, to bring about an end to the arrangement.

Speaking on the phone, an emotional Britney said: ‘I would like to charge my father with conservatorship abuse. I want to press charges against my father today. I want an investigation into my dad.’

Happy couple: Britney is seen with her boyfriend Sam at the 2019 Daytime Beauty Awards in September 2019 in Los Angeles. On Wednesday he also posted (right) ‘Free Britney’

Joyous: On Wednesday, Britney posted an Instagram clip of her cartwheeling with joy after her court hearing

She described once again the torment of her conservatorship, in a repeat of her explosive June 23 testimony.

Britney claimed her father and others involved in the conservatorship had threatened her, and added: ‘There should be no threats to me at all, ever. I have serious abandonment issues.’

She said that her car keys, hair vitamins and coffee had been taken from her.

She tearfully told Judge Brenda Penny, according to Sky News: ‘Ma’am, that’s not abuse, that’s just f****** cruelty. Excuse my language but it’s the truth.’

Britney then told the court: ‘I thought they were trying to kill me. If this is not abuse, I don’t know what is.’

Lost: Britney’s parents Jamie and Lynne are seen in November 2012. They had divorced in 2002

Britney’s boyfriend shows his support

Britney Spears’ boyfriend posed in a ‘Free Britney’ message on Instagram on Wednesday, as the pop singer celebrated winning the right to choose her own lawyer.

Support: Sam Asghari wore a ‘Free Britney’ T-shirt on June 23, and posted the message again on July 14

Asghari, 27, a personal trainer and actor, has previously voiced his dislike of Britney’s father, saying in February this year: ‘In my opinion, Jamie is a total d**k.’

He posted his thoughts on Instagram at the time, adding: ‘I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way.’

The pair met in 2016, when the Iranian-born actor was cast in the video for her song Slumber Party.

In February, he told People: ‘I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half, and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves.

A month later, he told Forbes he hoped to become a father soon.

‘My priorities in life are to remain humble and understand where I came from and where I’m going. I want to take my career to the next step when it comes to acting.

‘I want to take my relationship to the next step, as well. I don’t mind becoming a father. I want to be a young dad.’

Spears has two teenage sons, 15-year-old Sean and 14-year-old Jayden, whom she shares with ex Kevin Federline. The two were married from 2004 to 2007.

Breaking down, Britney then requested a short break to compose herself. She called for her father be removed from the complex legal arrangement and be charged with ‘conservatorship abuse’.

She wants the conservatorship terminated without the need for a medical assessment, but said her priority was ousting her father from his role while allowing co-conservator Jodi Montgomery to remain in the meantime.

Britney said: ‘My dad needs to be removed today and I will be happy with Jodi helping me’.

During her testimony, the judge asked Britney to slow down so the court reporter could take it all down: ‘I’m here to press charges. I’m angry and I will go there.’

Before she spoke, supporters of the #FreeBritney movement gathered outside Los Angeles Supreme Court for the hearing, where the star’s hand-picked attorney Mathew Rosengart was appointed to take over her case.

Judge Penny approved his request, meaning that for the first time since the conservatorship was brought in in 2008, Spears has a lawyer of her own choosing representing her.

On June 23, Spears told the court: ‘I haven’t really had the opportunity by my own self to actually handpick my own lawyer by myself. And I would like to be able to do that.’

Rosengart told the court on Wednesday he would be filing paperwork in the next few week to end the arrangement that has been in place since 2008.

Once the hearing concluded, Rosengart told a press conference on the steps of the courthouse that Jamie Spears should voluntarily step down as conservator.

He said: ‘We will be moving promptly and aggressively for his removal. The question remains, why is he involved? He should step down voluntarily because that’s what’s in the best interest of the conservatee.’

Rosengart praised Britney’s ‘courage, passion, and humanity’ for speaking out in court, and called her testimony ‘clear, lucid, powerful, and compelling.’

‘My firm and I will be taking a top to bottom look at what’s happened over the past decade,’ said Rosengart.

Rosengart’s argument was that the singer ‘is entitled to due process, which includes the right to a competent lawyer’, TMZ reported.

The argument was feared to present a challenge because the terms of the conservatorship mean Spears is prevented from signing any legally binding contracts without her father’s permission.

Rosengart argued against this, saying that Jamie should not have the power to reject her choice of lawyer – given that her lawyer is representing her in a case against Jamie himself.

Rosengart is well known as an attorney to the stars having represented a number of high-profile Hollywood clients, including Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck and his brother Casey, Sean Penn and director Michael Mann.

Britney’s new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, is seen on Wednesday speaking outside a Los Angeles courthouse where he was appointed as her legal representative

Judge Penny also agreed a petition filed by wealth management firm Bessemer Trust to remove itself as a co-conservator of Spears’ multimillion-dollar estate.

This comes after her longtime court-appointed attorney Samuel Ingham resigned in the wake of Spears’ bombshell court appearance on June 23 where she pleaded for the ‘abusive’ conservatorship to end.

Britney on June 23 told that she believed she was not allowed to choose her own attorney.

She said: ‘I was on tour in 2018. I was forced to do… My management said if I don’t do this tour, I will have to find an attorney, and by contract my own management could sue me if I didn’t follow through with the tour.

‘He handed me a sheet of paper as I got off the stage in Vegas and said I had to sign it. It was very threatening and scary. And with the conservatorship, I couldn’t even get my own attorney. So out of fear, I went ahead and I did the tour.’

She gave explosive testimony in last month’s hearing where she accused her father of controlling her life and fortune for the last 13 years and likened her situation to that of a sex-trafficked person.

#FreeBritney fans have gathered outside Los Angeles Supreme Court (above) for Britney Spears’ latest conservatorship hearing where the star’s hand-picked attorney Mathew Rosengart will argue to take over her case

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Britney Spears pens shocking, profane rant regarding conservatorship, says she will no longer perform while her father is in charge


 

 

Pop star Britney Spears says she will not perform while under her father’s conservatorship.

Spears, 39, made the remarks in a profane Instagram post that had more than 2 million likes and 131,000 comments at the time of this reporting.

What are the details?

The graphic of the post read, “Take me as I am or kiss my a**, eat s***, and step on Legos.”

Spears captioned the viral post, “For those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos … look I’m not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think!!!! I’ve done that for the past 13 years … I’d much rather share videos YES from my living room instead of onstage in Vegas where some people were so far gone they couldn’t even shake my hand and I ended up getting a contact high from weed all the time … which I didn’t mind but it would have been nice to be able to go to the mother f***ing spa!!!!”

“And no I’m not gonna put on heavy makeup and try try try on stage again and not be able to do the real deal with remixes of my songs for years and begging to put my new music in my show for MY fans … so I quit!!!!” she insisted. “I don’t like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes !!!!! My so-called support system hurt me deeply !!!! This conservatorship killed my dreams … so all I have is hope and hope is the only thing in this world that is very hard to kill … yet people still try !!!! I didn’t like the way the documentaries bring up humiliating moments from the past … I’m way past all that and have been for a long time !!!!”

She concluded, “And for women who say it’s weird the way I still have hope for fairy tales … go f*** yourself!!!!! As I said … hope is all I have right now … you’re lucky I post anything at all … if you don’t like what you see, unfollow me !!! People try to kill hope because hope is one of the most vulnerable and fragile things there is !!!! I’m gonna go read a mother f***ing fairy tale now !!!! Psss if you don’t want to see my precious a** dancing in my living room or it’s not up to your standards … go read a f***ing book!!!!!”

In June, Spears delivered an explosive testimony about her 13-year court-appointed conservatorship in late June, which her father Jamie Spears oversees, asking a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to end the conservatorship.

Jamie placed Britney under the conservatorship in 2008 after she suffered what were reportedly several very public nervous breakdowns.

A June report revealed that the conservatorship “restricted everything from whom she dated to the color of her kitchen cabinets.”

Jamie, now co-conservator of his daughter, reportedly receives a monthly salary of $16,000 for his role as ward over Spears’ personal and professional life.

In July, a judge denied Spears’ request to remove her father as co-conservator.

The case is set to continue in September.

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John Travolta with daughter Ella and son Benjamin on first Father’s Day since Kelly Preston died

Both John Travolta and his daughter Ella shared images to Instagram on Sunday for Father’s Day.

The photos were of John – who is best known for his movies Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction – with Ella Blue, 21, and son Benjamin, 10, as they huddled together; both shared sweet notes for their followers.

It is the family’s first Father’s Day since Kelly Preston passed away from breast cancer at age 57.

Cute family: Both John Travolta and his daughter Ella shared images to Instagram on Sunday for Father’s Day; this post is from John

John said on Instagram: ‘Happy Father’s Day everyone! It is a privilege to be the father of these two beautiful children – thank you for the honor and my love and respect to all fathers.’

And Ella shared: ‘Daddy, You make parenting look so easy, though it not always is. You make everyday better than the one before it.

‘You bring joy to us when we are down. You are our best friend and we love you to the moon and back around,’ she said.

Family first: Ella shared: ‘Daddy, You make parenting look so easy, though it not always is. You make everyday better than the one before it. You bring joy to us when we are down. You are our best friend and we love you to the moon and back around,’ she said

‘I hope to be even half as good of a parent as you someday Happy Father’s Day to this incredible man and to all of the amazing Dads out there.’

This comes a month after widower Travolta posted a poignant tribute to her for Mother’s Day on his Instagram.

Sharing photos of himself and Kelly with their children, the Hollywood movie star wrote: ‘Dearest Kelly, you brought into my life three of the most wonderful children I have ever known. Thank you. We love and miss you. Happy Mother’s Day.’

Touching: Travolta posted a poignant tribute to his late wife Kelly Preston on the first Mother’s Day following her death last July. He shared photos of himself and Kelly with daughter Ella, son Benjamin and their late son Jett who died in 2009 at age 16

In the first of two photos Travolta, 67, shared, he and Kelly are seen with Ella and Benjamin.

A second photo showed the couple with their firstborn son Jett, who died in January 2009 at 16.

Jett had autism and had suffered seizures since he was young.

Travolta and Preston had married in 1991 after meeting in 1987 on the set of the movie The Experts, which was released in 1989.

Hard loss: Kelly passed away on July 12, 2020, after a secret two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57. The couple, pictured in June 2018, met on a film set in 1987 and married in 1991

‘I have learned that mourning someone, mourning, is personal,’ Travolta shared with Esquire Spain. ‘Mourning is individual and experiencing your own journey is what can lead to healing’

In an interview for the May issue of Esquire Spain, The Saturday Night Fever and Grease star spoke about his experiences of grief and loss.

‘I have learned that mourning someone, mourning, is personal,’ he shared. ‘Mourning is individual and experiencing your own journey is what can lead to healing.’

He explained: ‘The most important thing you can do to help another when they are in mourning is to allow them to live it and not complicate it with yours. That’s my experience.’

Travolta added: ‘Life is movement and a journey; what you leave behind in people, I guess that’s your legacy.’

As for his role as dad to Ella and Benjamin, the actor shared: ‘I will ensure the future of my children, help them with what they want to do with their lives. 

‘It is what I do with Ella now with her films and teaching her to work in the profession,’ he said. ‘Ben is barely ten-years-old. I want to help him evolve because he has his whole life ahead of him.’

Travolta is now raising Ella, 21, and Benjamin, 10, as a single dad and told Esquire Spain’s May issue: ‘I will ensure the future of my children, help them with what they want to do with their lives’

Last month, Travolta had memorialized Jett on what would have been his 29th birthday on April 13, sharing this sweet black and white photo of the two of them together.

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Jennifer Lopez shares glamorous shots in sky high gold boots amid Ben Affleck romance

Jennifer Lopez has continued to turn up the heat on Instagram amid her blossoming romance with Ben Affleck.

The 51-year-old megastar celebrated ‘Fashion Friday,’ with glamorous shots in sassy sky high gold boots and an expertly curated outfit from the comfort of her home in Bel Air, California.

JLo’s posts come just days after she was seen packing on the PDA with her new-old flame at Nobu, and amid reports that she had always viewed the actor as ‘the one that got away,’ before rekindling.

Feeling herself: Jennifer Lopez, 51, took to Instagram to celebrate ‘fashion Friday’ with a backyard photo shoot where she donned sky high gold boots

Jennifer’s ultra glamorous look included a tailored white blouse and a tangerine skirt with a slit in the front.

And she added to the already striking outfit with a pair of shiny platform gold boots that went over the knee as she flashed a hint of leg by the pool.

She continued to accessorize with oversized gold hoops and a series of statement rings with a diamond pendant, and showed off her expert glam and fresh blowout in a mirror shot.

The singer continued to tag MTV in her posts, as she appeared to shoot some new project for the network.

Takes balance! The megastar dressed up a rather tailored look with edgy platform gold boots that went over her knees

New project? JLo continued to tag MTV in the posts and seemed to shoot something for the network

After calling off her two-year engagement to Alex Rodriguez, JLo began spending time with Affleck, which led to their rekindled romance.

A source told Page Six this week that after she and Affleck split in 2004, she had seen him as ‘the one that got away.’

‘Jennifer always saw Ben as the one that got away. She was crushed after they broke up, though she felt at the time that she had no other choice but to call off their engagement,’ an insider said.

It had been revealed that the Good Will Hunting actor had actually reached out to her during the time she was filming Shotgun Wedding in the Dominican Republic, and he reportedly wrote to marvel at how ‘beautiful’ she looked.

Romantic weekend: The Good Will Hunting actor and the singer were spotted shacking up together in Miami; pictured May 25

At ease: At their love nest she was seen doing yoga while Affleck smoked a cigarette; pictured May 25

From there they engaged in back and forth communication with plans to meet up, and they were first officially seen together on a getaway to Big Sky, Montana in May.

Prior to that she and Affleck, 48, had been spending time together quietly, as SUVs brought them to matching locations and he was seen paying visits to her Bel Air home.

But as it was said that they weren’t ‘letting distance be too much of an obstacle,’ the vacations continued as he jetted to Miami to see her where they shacked up in a villa, and they have now been spending time together in Los Angeles.

Additionally she was seen touring ritzy private schools on the westside for her kids Emme and Max, 13, which suggested she may be uprooting them to be closer to Affleck who wanted to stay near the three kids he shares with ex Jennifer Garner.

Memento: On Friday the actor was seen once again donning the watch JLo had gifted him back in 2002

LA life! JLo was seen touring ritzy private schools on LA’s westside for her kids Emme and Max as she continues to pursue her romance with Affleck who has three kids he wants to stay close to; pictured June 4

Both have been spotted wearing mementos from each other as JLo arrived to LA via private jet in his flannel, and before that he had slipped back on a watch she had gifted him in 2002. He was seen wearing it again on June 18.

During a recent trip to Las Vegas, Affleck was also seen spending time with her mom Guadalupe as photos surfaced of the pair chatting and laughing together on the casino floor at the Wynn.

A source told People that Jennifer’s mom was ‘thrilled’ they were back together and that Lopez ‘loved’ that her man and mom were spending time together, after Affleck had tapped the 76-year-old to make a cameo in a project he was directing.

Most recently, the now second time Hollywood power couple were seen kissing at Nobu this week. And amid all their now very public outings her ex A-Rod has now reportedly ‘come to terms’ with things being ‘over’ between them.

‘When they first split, he wanted to work things out, and still held on to hope that he and J.Lo would get back together,’ a source told ET. ‘He’s come to terms with the fact that it’s over now.’

It’s over! ‘When they first split, he wanted to work things out, and still held on to hope that he and J.Lo would get back together…He’s come to terms with the fact that it’s over now,’ a source told ET about A-Rod.

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Robin Williams’ son Zak and his wife Olivia June share the first photos of their baby daughter Zola

Zak Williams, the son of the late actor and comedian Robin Williams, and his wife Olivia June have welcomed a baby girl.

The 38-year-old actor and entrepreneur announced the happy news on Instagram and shared adorable photos of his daughter, Zola.

‘Introducing our newest member of the family, Zola June Williams!’ The Graduates actor wrote in the caption.

Congratulations! Robin Williams’ son Zak and his wife Olivia June have welcomed a baby girl

A family of four now: Zak and Olivia seen with baby Zola as well as son McLaurin ‘Mickey’ Clement, two

‘Since joining us, she’s getting on amazingly with her big brother @mickeycwilliams and has proven to be one laid back little girl’ he continued.

‘@heyoliviajune is doing awesome and we are over-the-moon to be welcoming Zola into the world!’

Zak and Olivia, 34, also share son McLaurin ‘Mickey’ Clement, two. The pair are the co-founders of PYM, a mental health support brand. They married in October 2020 on World Mental Health Day.

Tragic: Zak met Olivia in 2014 when he was struggling to cope with the death of his father, who committed suicide in August of that year at the age of 63. Pictured in 2012

Going way back: Robin holding Zak in 1987. Zak describes his problems with substance abuse as ‘generational,’ Williams also vowed to ‘break the cycle’ now that he is a father himself

In the first photo, Zola is clad in ruffled leopard print and laying on a furry blanket as she gazes into the camera.

The second shot shows the infant in a baby blue bodysuit with a colorful rose pattern nestled in a floral Deluxe+ docking station by luxury baby brand, DockATot.

Her hands are balled into tiny fists as she turns her head to the side.

Adorable: The second shot shows the infant in a baby blue bodysuit with a colorful rose pattern nestled in a floral Deluxe+ docking station by luxury baby brand, DockATot

Big brother: In the next cute image, Mickey is seen wearing red pajamas as he holds his baby sister in his lap

In the next cute image, Mickey is seen wearing red pajamas as he holds his baby sister in his lap. The towheaded child looked cheerful as he cradled Zola’s head with one hand and wrapped his other hand around her fingers.

The last photo featured the whole family smiling joyfully as they sat on a white couch and posed for the snap. June looked delighted as the mom of two held Zola.

Though no details about Zola’s birth have been released, Olivia revealed in her Instagram story that she was born at the end of May.

 ‘2.5 weeks into being a mom of two. And my nanny is [out] for a few days. But. I think I got this?!!?’ she wrote.

In the video that she posted, Olivia is walking with Mickey who is in a red push car and holding Zola in a baby sling.

On Mother’s Day, June paid tribute to her own mother and grandmother and shared photos as they celebrated the holiday together.

Mommy duties: Though no details about Zola’s birth have been released, Olivia revealed in her Instagram story that she was born at the end of May

Olivia captioned the post: ‘Did you know that women are born with all the eggs they will ever have, so when your mother was in your grandmothers uterus, the little egg that carried 50% of your genes and became you was there, too

‘So grateful that I got to be there celebrate my grandmother on her 94th birthday with my momma and with my baby girl in my belly. May baby girl continue on the legacy of the fierce, smart, ambitious, and creative women that came before her.

‘And I can’t help but wonder if she will have a daughter one day, and what that little egg inside her will be like.’

Sweet: On Mother’s Day, Olivia paid tribute to her own mother and grandmother and shared photos as they celebrated the holiday together

Good times:  Olivia wrote ‘So grateful that I got to be there celebrate my grandmother on her 94th birthday with my momma and with my baby girl in my belly’

Williams honored his wife on Mother’s Day with a sweet caption under a photo of her wearing sunglasses and sipping an iced coffee.

‘Happy Mother’s Day to the BEST MOM a boy could ask for. I love you so!’ he said.

Olivia commented, ‘Awe love you guys more than everything. ‘

In love: Zak honored his wife on Mother’s Day with a sweet caption under a photo of her wearing sunglasses and sipping an iced coffee

The couple announced that they were expecting their second child on Christmas morning. June shared a photo of the family of three clad in matching red pajamas as they smiled in front of a Christmas tree.

‘Well… we tried to get a Christmas card done this year… and a nice family photo… but 2020, ‘ she said in the caption, while showing off her baby bump. ‘On the upside, we are thrilled to use the excuse of Christmas jammies to announce that @zakpym and I are expecting a baby girl to turn us into a family of four (six if you count our fur children) this May 2021!

‘Wishing you all very happy holidays full of love in your hearts and hope for the new year ahead.  Olivia, Zak, Mickey, April, and Cozy Cat’

Holiday surprise: The couple announced that they were expecting their second child on Christmas morning

Williams met June in 2014 when he was struggling to cope with the death of his father, who committed suicide at the age of 63.

Robin was found dead at his home in Tiburon, Marin County, California on August 11, 2014. The actor had antidepressants, caffeine and Parkinson’s drug levodopa in his system. Williams had battled severe depression for years.

Zak and Olivia are mental health advocates and Zak recently made an appearance on Prince Harry and Oprah’s new Apple TV+ mental health docuseries, The Me You Can’t See.

He described his problems with drinking and drugs as ‘generational.’ His father Robin had a history of substance abuse before taking his own life.

Williams also vowed to ‘break the cycle’ now that he is a father himself.

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Alicia Silverstone says we’ve been mispronouncing her name

Think you know how to pronounce Alicia Silverstone’s name? Think again!

The “Clueless” star, 44, recently joined TikTok, and she used one of her first videos to set the record straight about something that many fans have been getting wrong for years.

“My name is ‘Ah-LEE-see-ah,’” she said in the short clip. “Not ‘Ah-LEE-shah.’ Not ‘Ah-lee-SHAH.’ Alicia!”

“Just an FYI… it’s Ali-SEE-yuh 😉😘,” wrote in the accompanying caption.

This piece of information blew many people’s minds, with some fans saying they had been mispronouncing her first name for decades.

As if! See Alicia Silverstone talk ‘Clueless’ slang on TODAY in 1995

“I would like to give a formal apology for completely pronouncing your name wrong for my entire life??? That’s wild,” one person commented on TikTok.

“Well it seems like I’ve been saying your name wrong my whole life haha,” another fan wrote.

Silverstone replied to that comment with a face with tears of joy emoji, as well as a heart emoji, so it seems like she is not too upset about the varying pronunciations of her name.

“It doesn’t bother me though!” the actor commented on her TikTok video. “But my sweet mama didn’t like it… so for her… get it right! Ali-SEE-yuh.”

Silversone joined TikTok less than a week ago, and her first video served up some delightful “Clueless” nostalgia. She channeled Cher Horowitz in a yellow plaid blazer as she re-created the famous “As If” scene from the 1995 teen rom-com.

She is also not the only celebrity who has had to clarify the pronunciation of her name. In 2019, Rihanna dropped a bombshell during an interview with British Vogue, when she pronounced her own name as “Ree-ANNE-ah” — not “Ree-AH-na,” as many fans had always pronounced it.

In 2018, model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen also revealed that fans had been pronouncing her last name incorrectly for years. Teigen is pronounced “TIE-gen,” not “TEE-gen.”

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