Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried threaten suits over leaked photos

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 12:14 AM

Actress Emma Watson attends the
Actress Emma Watson attends the "Beauty And The Beast" New York screening at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on March 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)(Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Lawyers representing actresses Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried are threatening legal action over private photographs leaked online of the two Hollywood stars, USA Today reported.

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Watson’s publicist, Luke Windsor, said in a statement that photographs circulating online Wednesday were authentic and had been stolen.

"Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen. They are not nude photographs," Windsor told USA Today. "Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further."

Watson is starring in the remake of Beauty and the Beast, which opens Friday;

Seyfried's attorneys threatened legal action against the website Celebrity Jihad, which published photographs of the actress in intimate situations with a former boyfriend, USA Today reported. In a letter obtained by TMZ on Thursday, the attorneys demanded that the photos be removed immediately.

"As you acknowledge on your website, these photos are believed to have been leaked, i.e. wrongfully obtained by a third party or parties without Ms. Seyfried's knowledge or consent," the lawyers told Celebrity Jihad, according to USA Today.

Seyfried's latest film, The Last Word, premiered earlier this month.

Princes William, Harry on their sorrow over last ‘rushed’ call with Diana 

Published: Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

Prince Harry is pictured sticking his tongue out as his mother, Princess Diana, holds him at an event known as Trooping The Color. Prince William is also pictured with Lady Gabriella Windsor and Lady Rose Windsor watching from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on June 11, 1988.
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Prince Harry is pictured sticking his tongue out as his mother, Princess Diana, holds him at an event known as Trooping The Color. Prince William is also pictured with Lady Gabriella Windsor and Lady Rose Windsor watching from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on June 11, 1988.(Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Princes William and Harry are talking about the last, rushed phone call they had with their mother, Princess Diana, before her untimely death in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Their painful reflections are part of a new ITV documentary called “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy,” airing on Monday, July 24. The program comes as the 20th anniversary of the death of the Princess of Wales approaches on Aug. 31, and celebrates her life and charitable works, according to ITV.

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The princes opened up to the filmmakers about the last time they spoke to Diana from the Queen’s estate in Balmoral, Scotland. The brothers, William 15, at the time, and Harry, just 12, remembered that they were playing with their cousins at the time Diana phoned. 

Both William and Harry said they have regrets about that final call to this day.

“Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say goodbye, you know ‘see you later.’ … If I’d known now, obviously, what was going to happen I wouldn’t have been so blasé about it and everything else,” William said in the documentary while he and Harry were looking through a photo album. “But that phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily.”

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh,left, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales follow the coffin of Diana, Princess of Wales in London on September 6, 1997. The funeral took place seven days after she was killed in a car crash in Paris. Members of the royal family walked in the procession behind the coffin, as did 500 representatives of the charities associated with the Princess. At least a million people lined the streets of central London to watch the procession from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey.(Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Harry echoed his brother.

“Looking back on it now, it’s incredibly hard. I’ll have to sort of deal with that for the rest of my life,” Harry said. “Not knowing that was the last time I was going to speak to my mum; how differently that conversation would have panned out if I’d had even the slightest inkling her life was going to be taken that night.”

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“I can’t necessarily remember what I said, but all I do remember is probably regretting for the rest of my life how short the phone call was,” Harry said.

The brothers also talked about how much fun their mother was.

“She was very informal and really enjoyed laughter and the fun,” William said.

“She was one of the naughtiest parents,” Harry added.

The Princess of Wales greets her sons Prince William and Prince Harry on the deck of the yacht Britannia in Toronto, when they joined their parents on an official visit to Canada on October 23, 1991. (Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

Prince William and Harry said they are talking candidly about their mother publicly for the first time to help honor her memory and the good works she was known for, including her work with AIDS victims and her activism against land mines. But Prince William said he doesn’t expect to discuss his mother again in such an open way after the events surrounding the 20th anniversary of her death. 

 The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Louis Tomlinson heeds dying mother's wish, reconciles with ex-bandmate Zayn Malik

Published: Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 8:14 AM

Louis Tomlinson posed for selfies with fans while leaving the Capital Radio Studios in London on Thursday.
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Louis Tomlinson posed for selfies with fans while leaving the Capital Radio Studios in London on Thursday.(Neil Mockford/GC Images)

Louis Tomlinson said he honored a special request from his dying mother last December: The One Direction member reconciled with former bandmate Zayn Malik.

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The Sun reported that before her death from leukemia at age 42, Johannah Deakin initiated a secret reconciliation between her son and Malik, who had not spoken to one another for a year. 

“My mum said, ‘You’ve got to get back in contact with Zayn,” Tomlinson told The Sun. “Life’s too ... short!”

Malik had a bitter split with One Direction and criticized his time with the band. But Tomlinson said the meeting went well.

“If there is any animosity, just clear the air,” Tomlinson told The Sun. “I met up with him and it was nice.”

Prince George marks his fourth birthday with official photo

Published: Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 6:45 AM

Prince George  smiles for his fourth birthday pictures.
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Prince George smiles for his fourth birthday pictures.(Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince George celebrates his fourth birthday on Saturday, and the royal family released photographs of the beaming child, the Independent reported.

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The son of Prince William and his wife Kate is third in line to the British throne.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said that "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness's fourth birthday tomorrow.

"The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this lovely picture as they celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received."

Korn’s Brian Welch apologizes for comments on Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s suicide

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 5:22 PM

Korn guitarist Brian
Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has apologized for comments he made about the suicide of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington.(Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Just hours after Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead from suicide, Brian “Head” Welch, who is a guitarist for the band Korn, made a few controversial statements on his Facebook page about the singer’s death.

Welch made a series of posts, all of which have since been deleted from his page, criticizing the singer for taking the “cowardly way out.”

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“I’ve battled depression/mental illness, and I’m trying to be sempethetic (sic) but it’s hard when you’re pissed,” Welch wrote in one deleted post. “Enough is enough! Giving up on your kids, fans, and life is the cowardly way out!!!”

Related: Chester Bennington tackled depression and his therapeutic album in his final interview before his death.

Some criticized Welch for his comments. Jennifer F. Piaquadio wrote, “What’s sad is that you have made such an ignorant comment like that.”

Welch has since apologized for his comments in another post and has also released a video on his page.

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“I didn’t mean to sound insensitive about Chester. Just dealing with a range of emotions today,” Welch wrote. “Love you Chester. I’m pissed that you did this, but I know this could have been me back in the day after getting wasted one night.”

Welch expressed frustration at the news of Benninghton’s death and Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell’s death in May. Cornell died of suicide by handing in May. 

“I’m still shocked,” Welch said in the video. “There’s got to be something good from all this tragedy that’s been happening in rock music.”