Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Jet Off on Vacation After Christmas With the Queen

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to take some time away for themselves after their first big Christmas with the royal family. According to Us Weekly, the pair will head out on a vacation of a week or more following their three-day stay at the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

This isn’t the first time the happy couple opted for a Winter getaway. Last January, they traveled to Norway, but this time around, they’re expected to go somewhere much warmer. Sources are keeping quiet about where exactly they’re headed, but perhaps it will be to Harry’s beloved Botswana? In their engagement interview with the BBC, they revealed that they camped out under the stars in the country on their first trip away together. What could be better than returning to the place they fell in love ahead of their wedding in May?

Another likely destination is the Caribbean. Not only is the weather perfect in January, but Harry has visited the British Virgin Islands and Jamaica multiple times and often makes trips to Commonwealth countries like St. Lucia. The president of Antigua and Barbuda has already invited the couple to the country for their honeymoon, but perhaps they’ll take him up on his hospitality a little earlier than planned?

Wherever they end up going, the couple will no doubt take advantage of this final bit of down time before one of the busiest times of their lives. With only five months to go until the wedding, there’s a lot to organize when they get back!

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The Queen Biopic Has A New Director

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Somebody over at Fox had a really long night on the phone cold calling all the directors listed in the yellowpages trying to find an emergency replacement for recently shit-canned Bryan Singer for the already-in-production Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The good news is they only had to get down as far as the “F”s before they hit pay-dirt. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dexter Fletcher will be stepping in in to fill Bryan’s oh-so-problematic shoes.

With Fletcher at the helm, production is expected to resume next week. Fletcher, who made his screen debut in 1976’s Bugsy Malone, has extensive acting credits that include Stardust and Kick-Ass. He made his directorial debut with 2011’s Wild Bill and most recently helmed 2016’s Eddie the Eagle, a biopic about the British ski jumper who took the 1988 Winter Olympics by storm.

Dexter looks SORTA familiar to me. And in case you couldn’t tell by his name, Dexter is English. He’s been in a butt load of British period movies which are like catnip to me. My husband calls them my “costume parties”. I think Dexter looks like Jemaine Clement in old man drag.

This movie has been cursed from the onset and I don’t think Freddie Mercury wants it to happen. Freddie is up in heaven right now laughing his sainted ass off at these mortal fools trying to put their stank all up on his legacy. They do be trying though. The movie is set to be released on Christmas Day, 2018. They have one year to try to appease Freddie and get their shit together. Otherwise, Freddie’s going to make sure each and every one of them gets nominated for a Razzie.

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Bryan Singer Swears He Didn’t Get Fired From The Queen Biopic For Being A Mess 

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The Queen biopic lost its director this week when prolific twink hunter Bryan Singer was given his “Bye Bitch!” papers for reportedly causing a bigger on-set mess than a bunch of drunks girls doing Bohemian Rhapsody at a karaoke bar (I have witnessed this years ago and I’m still trying to forget that ear-killing sound). Bryan was accused of no-showing several times and throwing something during a fight with Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury. But according to Bryan himself, he’s the real victim here! Those diarrhea-hearted shit demons at Fox kicked him out for being sick and for caring for a sick parent. Bryan should’ve laid it on thicker. He should’ve said that he also had to care for the sick puppy he rescued from a burning building.

After Fox told the world that they de-asshole’d the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody by dropping Bryan Singer, he gave his side of the story, and yes his side of the story reeks of the shit fumes pooting out of a bull’s ass. via Deadline

“With fewer than three weeks to shoot remaining, I asked Fox for some time off so I could return to the U.S. to deal with pressing health matters concerning one of my parents. This was a very taxing experience, which ultimately took a serious toll on my own health. Unfortunately, the studio was unwilling to accommodate me and terminated my services. This was not my decision and it was beyond my control.

Rumors that my unexpected departure from the film was sparked by a dispute I had with Rami Malek are not true. While, at times, we did have creative differences on set, Rami and I successfully put those differences behind us and continued to work on the film together until just prior to Thanksgiving. I wanted nothing more than to be able to finish this project and help honor the legacy of Freddie Mercury and Queen, but Fox would not permit me to do so because I needed to temporarily put my health, and the health of my loved ones, first.”

Bryan may have a parent who is sick, but that probably isn’t the reason why he was fired. Deadline also reports that 20th Century Fox didn’t renew their three-picture deal with him and his production company had to move their offices off Fox’s lot.

Companies love one thing and one thing alone and that’s MONAY! And Fox is losing money by firing Bryan and stopping production until they find a new director. So I’m not buying Bryan’s reason for his firing, and really, he should’ve just shut his mouth and let others tell stories from the set about how he’s a flaky taint wart who throws crap during fights. Because those stories are charming tales told by Mother Goose compared to the other kind of stories we’ve heard, and will probably hear more of 3..2…

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Bryan Singer Got Fired From The Queen Biopic

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Producers pressed the pause button on filming of the Queen biopic last week when its director, Bryan Singer, had to suddenly step away to deal with a “health issue.” I figured that his “health issue” had to do with him getting the panicky shakes over the possibility of him getting exposed by The New York Times. But the story went that Bryan was really getting sick over working. He no-showed a few times and fought with Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury. And now The Hollywood Reporter says that Fox has fired Bryan and is replacing him. Deadline is hearing that production is  not going to start up again until next year. So you may have to wait a little longer to see Rami Malek thrust his crotch as Freddie Mercury. You know who to blame.

Fox confirmed in a statement that Bryan Singer is no longer the director of the Queen biopic called Bohemian Rhapsody. Sources tell THR that Fox executives knew that Bryan is a mess because they warned him that any unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated. Bryan really listened, and by that I mean he didn’t. Bryan reportedly skipped work so much that cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel had to take his place in the director’s chair a few times. Shit got so bad that Tom Hollander, who plays Queen manager Jim Beach, quit the movie, but was later talked into coming back.

Rami even went to Fox with complaints about Bryan being tardy all the time and acting unprofessional. Sources say that Rami and Bryan even got into a fight during filming.

The growing tension led to a confrontation between Singer and Malek, which, while it did not become physical, did involve Singer throwing an object. Subsequently, however, the two are said to have settled their differences and filming was expected to resume.

I assumed that the fight happened after Bryan groped Rami without asking, but then I remembered that Rami wouldn’t be carded while trying to buy scratchers at a 7-Eleven.

Bryan has supposedly been telling people that all the stress from filming has given him a case of post-traumatic stress disorder. Aww, poor Bryan, but really, it must be super stressful seeing the powerful pervs of Hollywood go down one by one by one by one….

And we should’ve known this movie was doomed as soon as Bryan signed on and as soon as Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out over Queen wanting a PG-rated biopic of the band instead of a full R-rated Freddie Mercury biopic. Up in heaven, Freddie Mercury’s stache must look glorious as it gracefully dances while he cackles over this mess.

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What We Know About Meghan Markle’s Relationship With the Queen

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Meghan Markle is about to become part of the British royal family, and there is a lot that comes with that. The biggest thing — besides being the wife to one of the heirs to the English throne — is making a good impression on Queen Elizabeth II. So what does the queen think about her grandson’s bride-to-be? All signs are pointing to her being a major fan.

Although the queen hasn’t exactly come out and shared her opinions on the Suits star, her actions are speaking louder than words . . . and so are her Corgis. For starters, the fact that Prince Harry did in fact propose to Meghan means the world, because he had to get his grandmother’s blessing before getting down on one knee. If that doesn’t mean the queen likes you, then we don’t know what does.

When Prince Harry did introduce his then-girlfriend to the queen in September 2017, sources told Us Weekly, «It went well. It’ll no doubt be the first of many encounters.» Meghan recalled the meeting in the couple’s engagement interview with BBC, noting that the queen is «an incredible woman.»

If those aren’t enough reasons to believe these two get along, the monarch’s famous Corgis are big fans of Meghan. In fact, Harry couldn’t help but gush over the fact that his grandmother’s beloved pets loved Meghan from the moment they met her.

«The Corgis took to you straight away,» Harry said during the BBC interview. «The last 33 years I’ve been barked at; this one walks in and just nothing. Just wagging tails,» he said, pointing to his fiancée.

When the news of the couple’s engagement was officially announced, the queen and Prince Philip made a statement which read, «The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness.» Clearly Her Royal Highness and the rest of the royal family are on board with Meghan joining their family, and it’s all very exciting. Cheers to another royal — and an American one at that!

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How Everyone From the Queen to the Corgis Warmly Accepted Meghan Markle Into the Royal Family

In case you missed it, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially engaged! While the rest of the world is understandably excited and everyone’s still swooning over the precious engagement shoot, Prince Harry’s family has had possibly the sweetest reactions of all.

Harry and Meghan are ready to talk publicly about their groundbreaking engagement, and in a BBC interview, the couple shared what it was like welcoming Meghan to the family, and they had nothing but sweet things to say.

  • Prince Harry on introducing Meghan to his brother, Prince William: «It was exciting! I’d been seeing her for a period of time when I literally didn’t tell anybody at all, and then William was longing to meet her, and so was Catherine. They’re our neighbors, so we’ve managed to get that in quite a few times now. Catherine’s been absolutely amazing, as has William as well, you know, a fantastic support.»
  • Prince Harry on introducing Meghan to his father, Prince Charles: «My father, we’ve had a handful of teas and meetings and all sorts of gatherings over at his place as well. The family together have been absolutely solid support.»
  • On Meghan meeting Queen Elizabeth’s adorable Corgis: «The Corgis took to you straight away,» Harry said. «Spent the last 33 years being barked at, this one walks in, absolutely nothing!» «Just laying on my feet during tea, it was very sweet,» Meghan added.
  • Meghan on meeting Queen Elizabeth II: «To be able to meet her through his lens, not just with his honor and respect for her as the monarch, but the love that he has for her as his grandmother. All of those layers have been so important for me so that when I met her I had such a deep understanding and of course incredible respect for being able to have that time with her . . . She’s an incredible woman.»

While Prince Harry and Meghan’s relationship has been kept relatively under the radar, it seems like Meghan has received the warmest royal welcoming from her new family.

— Additional reporting by Gemma Cartwright

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Kate Middleton Is Beaming as She Attends Queen Elizabeth II’s Wedding Anniversary Dinner

Kate Middleton and Prince William made a sweet appearance together on Monday night. The couple, who is currently expecting their third child, was joined by Prince Harry as they made their way to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary dinner at Windsor Castle. While the royal brothers looked dapper in their tuxes, it was Kate who really stole the spotlight. Aside from wearing a beautiful black lace dress, the duchess paid special tribute to the queen by borrowing her pearl choker, which was also worn by Princess Diana in 1982.

While Kate stayed out of the spotlight during the beginning of her third pregnancy, due to her severe hyperemesis gravidarum, she has slowly resumed her royal duties in recent months. Aside from giving us a glimpse of her growing belly during a charity gala and honoring fallen soldiers on Remembrance Day, she also opened up about her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte while promoting children’s mental health at the annual Place2Be School Leaders Forum in London.

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Beyoncé Owns Several Homes, Because a Queen Deserves Options

Home is where the heart is, and when it comes to Beyoncé Knowles and her growing family, the location of that home is constantly changing! Like many celebrity couples, Beyoncé and JAY-Z have more than one city they call home, and each and every house they own is bigger and better than the one before it. Whether it’s their new mansion in Bel Air or their loft in Tribeca, Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s family, which includes daughter Blue Ivy and twins Sir and Rumi, know how to live it up.

Here are all of the places that this power couple and their adorable children reside — or at least own property — below. Oh, and prepare to get serious house envy!

New York City

Queen Bey and her family have been longtime residents of New York City. In late August, Beyoncé sold her Midtown property, which was located on the 44th floor at One Beacon Court, but that doesn’t mean that the couple doesn’t still have somewhere in the city to call home. According to the New York Post, Beyoncé’s Tribeca loft is still in the family’s property portfolio and it makes total sense. The squad is constantly traveling and performing in NYC, so why not have somewhere to stay when in town?

New Orleans

In 2016, the happy couple reportedly purchased a stunning home in New Orleans. The home includes seven bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, and a rooftop garden. In addition to being a fun city to reside it, the location holds a special place in both Beyoncé and her extended family’s heart; it’s where her sister Solange tied the knot in 2014 and where she lives part time.

The Hamptons

Can you be a famous person and not have a home in the Hamptons? OK, the answer is yes, but so many celebrities have a Summer home in this glamorous beach town, and Beyoncé and Jay Z are no exception. The couple’s property was purchased in Fall 2017, Variety reported in September. Their new Summer home has been dubbed the Pond House because it overlooks Georgica Pond. It is massive, with five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a living room, infinity pool, and a guest house.

Houston

Beyoncé is a Houston native, and although she doesn’t own a home in the Texas city, it does still mean a lot to her. In fact, she frequently returns to the city, where her mother still has a place, and goes back to all of her own haunts whenever possible.

«When I come home to Houston, I go straight to my mom’s house to eat some home-cooked food,» the singer previously revealed to Visit Houston. «I love to go to my church St. John’s on West Gray and go up to my management company Music World Entertainment.»

Los Angeles

Over the past few years, Beyoncé and Jay Z have been bicoastal, living in both New York and Los Angeles. As of 2017, the family has officially made Los Angeles their full-time home. When Beyoncé was pregnant with her twins, the then-trio was renting in Malibu, according to Trulia.

In August, the family finally found their California dream home in Bel Air, and the property is out of this world. It is a compound made up of six structures totaling 30,000 square feet, the Los Angeles Times reported. There are four swimming pools and an outdoor area of 10,000 square feet, and it was bought at a whopping $ 88 million, People confirmed.

Which of Beyoncé’s family properties would you like to live in most? You know you have a favorite.

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The Queen and Prince Philip Mark 70 Years of Marriage With New Photos

On Nov. 20, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, and to mark the momentous occasion, the royal couple has released a new set of photographs. One shows the pair standing in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, while a further three are staged against a platinum backdrop (as this is their platinum anniversary). The photos were taken in early November and show the Queen wearing a cream day dress by Angela Kelly and an Andrew Grima ‘Scarab’ brooch (from her vast collection) in yellow gold, carved ruby, and diamond, which was a personal gift from the Duke to The Queen in 1966. Both look happy and relaxed in the photographs, which were taken by photographer Matt Holyoak. He posted one of the shots to his Instagram, saying, «I am very honored to have been commissioned to photograph Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh for their 70th wedding anniversary. I would like to congratulate Her Majesty and His Royal Highness on their landmark achievement.»

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Mariah Carey Doesn’t Like Being Called The Queen Of Christmas

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Then perhaps she shouldn’t have trademarked “Mariah Carey Queen of Christmas” (in my mind she did that). Or chosen to live in a gigantic, glimmering pink and white Swarovski Christmas tree from Nov 1 to Dec 31 (right before she ruins NYE) every year! Or stuffed her overly spray-tanned bosoms into red velvet-with-white fur trim push-up bra seemingly every day in December! The Hollywood Reporter claims that Mariah Carey says that she doesn’t appreciate the “Queen of Christmas” label. This advent calendar is missing a date because Mariah Carey IS Christmas. To some middle-aged gay in New Jersey, but still – know your role, Mimi!

Mariah spoke to THR about her new jam, a song for the Christmas movie “The Star,” and she was serving PLENTY of ‘tude for Christmas dinner.

So now they seem to call you “the Queen of Christmas.”

“They.” I don’t know who “they” are. That is not my appellation.

“That’s not my appellation” is a great line, right up there withexcuse my beauty and Then keep your eyes open, bitch.” Mimi just gave you the perfect clapback for when someone calls you a shoplifter, husband-stealer or hit-n-run driver.

You’re not thrilled with that title.

It’s not that I’m not thrilled. I just don’t think I deserve it. I’m just a person who likes Christmas, OK? Who happened to write some songs.

She was probably giving this interview while stuffed into a “Slutty Mrs. Claus” dress but ok, fine. Next up – a Hollywood Reporter writer makes the grave mistake of insinuating Mariah Carey is anywhere near “old.” This is probably where she had her bodyguards (They’re named “Rankin” and “Bass” and all dressed as the elf from Rudolph who wanted to be a dentist) train guns on this poor bastard.

Tell me about your childhood and what Christmas meant to you as young Mariah.

What are you trying to insinuate? As “little” Mariah, I think you meant.

The Elusive Chanteuse nearing 50 is the best version of Mariah since the spiral perm and tight jeans-era of “Vision of Love.” Aging isn’t festive, darling, so you better course-correct RIGHT GODDAMN NOW.

Of course, of course, my apologies. Tell me about your childhood and what Christmas meant to you.

I’ve always loved Christmas. Even though we didn’t have a lot of material things, like money, my mom would always make it festive. She would wrap up, like, some fruit and sign the card from the dog or the cat. Just to have something to open up. Because I grew up in New York, sometimes we had snow at Christmas. Now I try to create this magical moment with Christmas where Santa Claus comes, and it’s in Aspen.

And we all know what Mariah is about on Christmas in Aspen. Getting trashed in hot tubs in glam swimwear! Someone write a carol about that.

The fruit from the cat thing was almost touching. It was also hilarious cuz’ cats are evil and there is no chance in hell a cat would take the time to wrap your present. Which is probably something it killed. It just leaves it for you to find when you’re making the morning coffee. Because eviscerated mice start the day off right. Especially on Christmas.

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