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Published: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 8:29 PM
— A former Meghan Markle co-star from “Suits” has confessed that the actress used a secret code to discuss Prince Harry on the set of the legal drama.
“She met this nice guy and we always talked about him in code really,” actor Wendell Pierce, who played Markle’s onscreen dad, admitted on Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show Tuesday.
“You know, ‘How you doing?” ‘Oh, I’m going to London, coming from London, whatever.’”
Pierce also discussed a tender moment he shared with his Markle as his daughter on her final day of shooting.
“I had a really wonderful moment as we were coming to an end of her time on the show,” the 54-year-old actor recalled.
“It was just she I in the room and I said, ‘I know your life is going to change, but always know, no matter where you are, I will always be your loving fake father.’”
When Markle’s engagement was announced in November of 2017, Pierce tweeted his approval. “Congratulations to my TV daughter Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the news of their wedding engagement,” he wrote. “Harry you have her TV father’s blessing. Robert Zane approves.”
Congratulations to my TV daughter Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the news of their wedding engagement. Harry you have her TV Father’s blessing. Robert Zane approves @Suits_USA— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) November 27, 2017
It was recently confirmed that Markle’s co-star and TV fiance Patrick J. Adams would be following her out the door at the end of Season 7. The duo will be reportedly saying goodbye to their long running legal drama in a two-hour season finale that is set to air Wednesday, April 25. The show’s creator Aaron Korsh praised the stars for their work on the series, Entertainment Weekly reported.
“I would like to thank Patrick and Meghan for their extraordinary contributions over the last seven years,” Korsh said in a statement. “Not only have they been outstanding in their roles as Mike and Rachel, they are also superb human beings who will always be beloved members of the Suits family, and we wish them well in their days to come.”
News of Markle’s exit came in early November, just before Kensington Palace announced her engagement to Prince Harry on Nov. 27. The real-life lovers will tie the knot in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19. As well wishes poured in for the pair, Markle’s on-screen lover cracked a joke about her upgraded relationship status.
The actor tweeted a link to Kensington Palace’s announcement of the engagement news and added his own quip as a caption: “She said she was just going out to get some milk…”
She said she was just going out to get some milk... https://t.co/y7cnM0eC9D— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) November 27, 2017
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:10 PM
LOS ANGELES — Soon-to-be mom of two Chrissy Teigen stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to dish about her pregnancy Monday. The model and cookbook author revealed that she and singer John Legend’s second bundle of joy is due in June.
“I’m having a baby boy in the spring,” she told DeGeneres, before jokingly whispering, “I’ll tell you: it’s June.” Teigen and Legend announced her pregnancy in November with an Instagram video showing their daughter Luna pointing to the baby in her mother’s belly. Amid speculation of the baby’s gender, the 32-year-old “Lip Sync Battle” host confirmed she is having a boy with a photo from the Grammy Awards red carpet.
While excited for her second child, Teigen shared that one thing she hadn’t quite figured out yet was what to name him.
“It’s just, boy names are really tough,” she said. “I don’t even think he’ll have a middle name, because we can’t even think of a first name.”
When asked how she and Legend came up with Luna, Teigen revealed it was linked to a happy childhood memory.
“Well, there was a blood moon happening. It was like a very beautiful night. Really big, vivid red moon — just gorgeous. And I have this love for space, and I think about space camp all the time and my days at space camp as a youngster, so I just thought ‘Luna’ was perfect.”
Like a true comedian, DeGeneres joked that the second baby should follow the trend, saying, “What about Lunar?”
Teigen replied with a laugh, “Lunar? I like it,” while Ellen followed up, “What about Urban Legend?”
“I do like that,” Teigen said.
The “Cravings” author went on to tell Ellen that her husband’s “ego” was all that was standing in the way of them choosing a far more common name.
“Everyone’s like, ‘Why don’t you do the JJ thing — John Jr. — but John and his ego. He was like, ‘I don’t want him to feel like he has to live up to that.'”
“What a jerk!” Teigen joked. “Oh, sorry. Heaven forbid he do what you do.”
Watch a clip of Teigen’s appearance on “Ellen” below.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 5:06 PM
LOS ANGELES — Fergie is responding to critics of her sultry, jazzy rendition of the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game. The singer issued a statement to TMZ, saying her version at Sunday night’s game in Los Angeles “didn't strike the intended tone.”
“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” the statement said. “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”
Wearing an off-the-shoulder dress, Fergie sang the national anthem with a number of ad-libs and some lengthy notes. At one point, Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green could be seen stifling a laugh, and so could late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
One person who had some words of support for Fergie was Mariah Carey, who told TMZ cameras the singer needn’t listen to negativity.
“Darling, nobody needs to listen to that,” she said.
Fergie’s national anthem performance can be watched below.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:15 PM
ATLANTA — Filings with the magistrate court of Fulton County from Feb. 13 show that the Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two homes in Atlanta. The R&B singer was renting houses in the city’s Johns Creek neighborhood. The documents show that Kelly owes SB Property Management Global, LLC more than $31,000 in past due rent payments.
Online records for Fulton County don’t show any criminal filings against Kelly. A spokesperson for the singer, Trevian Kutti, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Kelly has “no comment at this time” on the dispossessory affidavits filed against him.
When reached by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday, Edmond Green of SB Property Management Global, LLC said he could not comment on the filings. The court documents carry Green’s signature as the affiant.
According to the court documents, the homes Kelly has been evicted from are on Old Homestead Trail and Saint Devon Crossing.
These were the same homes that were reportedly burglarized in 2017. A former associate of Kelly’s, Alfonso L. Walker, was accused of breaking into them and selling many of the items inside. Walker, 50, was arrested in December and charged with theft and burglary.
Court filings show that Kelly paid $3,000 per month in rent at Saint Devon Crossing and $11,542 per month in rent at Old Homestead Trail. The homes are 2 miles apart and have Duluth addresses. The Saint Devon Crossing home is in a cul-de-sac off Rogers Bridge Road. The Old Homestead Trail home is in a gated community off Bell Road. Google images shows a pool and a basketball court behind the home.
At one time, Kelly rented a third home in Johns Creek on Creek Wind Court. In July 2017, after BuzzFeed published an article claiming that Kelly “held women against their will in a cult” there, Tim and Jonjelyn Savage, of Atlanta, held a press conference outside the home. They said their daughter Joycelyn was “beat” by Kelly and “part of the R. Kelly cult.” Joycelyn later released a video through TMZ saying she was “in a happy place.”
On Aug. 7, 2017, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office received a file on Kelly from Johns Creek police. The DA — Paul Howard — said his office did not request the file and was not pursuing charges against Kelly, but his office would review the file.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 1:43 PM
Dion described what it felt like to lose Angélil — who died at age 73 after a cancer battle —after decades of marriage.
“For three years, my husband did not have a sip of water or food. He was eating through a tube,” Dion said. “The only thing I hoped while he was in three years of agony: I wanted him to live in peace. I wanted him to feel so light and no worries. He had a little heart attack. It’s so quick; he didn’t even feel anything. I thought that he was like liberated from his pain.”
“He’s the only man I’ve seen. The only man I’ve loved. The only man I’ve kissed,” the Canadian added.
Angélil — with whom Dion shared sons René-Charles Angélil, 17, and twins Eddy and Nelson Angélil, 7 — died two days before his 74th birthday and days before the death of Dion’s brother, Daniel Dion. As Dion’s longtime music manager, Angélil had always had a role in her life personally and professionally.
Dion has a bronze replica of Angélil’s hand that she brings along to every one of her performances. With two Las Vegas residencies that combined have spanned well over a decade and counting, she’s had many performances with his hand in hers since his passing.
Dion put her residency on hold during her husband’s bout with cancer, but it was Angélil’s constant support even through his illness that quickly led Dion back to the stage.
“I shake my husband’s hand and knock on wood with him every night before every show,” Dion, 49, told The Daily Telegraph. “Even after he’s gone, I still talk to him.”
A month before Angélil’s death, the longtime couple celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary.
“My husband wanted me to go back onstage before he passed; that’s what he wanted the most,” Dion said. “So I went back onstage while he was still alive; he wanted to make sure I could keep going. So I did prove to him (that), yes, I could keep going. I told him I’ve got the kids and that he’s got to trust me, he’s got to relax.