Princess Diana Discusses “Loveless Marriage” in Controversial New Doc

In the run-up to remember her 20th death anniversary, controversial, never-before-seen footage of Princess Diana will air in a new British documentary titled: Diana: In Her Own Words.

The tapes reveal how Diana called the Queen for help when she realized she was in a “loveless marriage.”

These tapes were recorded by Diana’s public speaking teacher Peter Settelen where Diana goes on to describe heart-wrenching ways she tried to cope with her situation.

In them, the princess reveals that five years into her marriage she went “sobbing” to the Queen once she believed she had “confirmation” that her marriage was loveless. “So I went to the top lady and said: ‘I don’t know what I should do’. She said: ‘I don’t know what you should do.’ And that was it. That was ‘help.’”

Moreover, the tapes also contains details of how she really felt towards Prince Charles, from being unimpressed by him at first, and how they only met 13 times before they got married.

Diana’s friends have asked producers not to release these recordings, which have been highly-contested since being discovered in 2001 at the home of Paul Burrell, the former royal butler. There was even an attempt to legally ban them from being broadcasted while Prince William and Prince Harry were still alive, while the Spencer family tried to get custody of them.

Other personal revelations in this new documentary involve a mystery man with whom Diana was infatuated with.

“At 24, I fell deeply in love with someone who was part of all this and that was all found out and he was chucked out and then he was killed. And that was the deepest blow in my life I must say,” she says.

“But there was never any proof,” she adds. “I should never have played with fire, but I did and I got very burnt. Three weeks after he left, he was killed in a motorbike accident. And he was the greatest fun I have ever had.”

It has been widely assumed that she was talking about Barry Mannakee, a royal-protection-squad officer tragically killed in a motorcycle accident.

Lady Gaga fights back following Dr Luke subpoena over texts to Kesha

Lukasz Gottwald, better known as the producer Dr. Luke, issued a subpoena to Popstar Lady Gaga as part of the ongoing defamation lawsuit against Kesha. In the legal dispute, the Tik Tok singer accused him of sexual assault.

“In connection with Dr. Luke’s defamation claims against Kesha, various third parties are being deposed by both sides, including celebrities,” Dr. Luke’s legal representative said in a statement.

“Dr. Luke’s counsel served a subpoena on Lady Gaga because she has relevant information regarding, among other things, false statements about Dr. Luke made to her by Kesha. This motion has become necessary because Dr. Luke’s counsel has not been able to obtain, despite repeated request[s], a deposition date from Lady Gaga.”

But Gaga is fighting back. The legal team for the Bad Romance artist has responded with their own statement-

“As Lady Gaga‘s legal team will present to the court, she has provided all of the relevant information in her possession and is at most an ancillary witness in this process.”

“Dr. Luke’s team is attempting to manipulate the truth and draw press attention to their case by exaggerating Lady Gaga‘s role and falsely accusing her of dodging reasonable requests,” reads the statement.

The “Poker Face” singer is one of Kesha’s most vocal supporters, and stood by her during the initial legal battle where Kesha sued the producer, back in 2014.

Kasha accused Dr. Luke of “sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally” abusing her, a New York judge eventually denying the singer an injunctive that would severe her professional ties to the record label head.

Following the legal loss, Gaga took to social media to issue a statement in support of Kesha.

Listen and Love. #stopvictimshaming

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“The very reason women don’t speak up for years is the fear that no one will believe them or their abuser has threatened their life or life of their loved ones/livelihood in order to keep their victim quiet and under control,” Gaga wrote in an Instagram post. “What happened to Kesha has happened to many female artists, including myself, and it will affect her for the rest of her life.”

“No one needs to validate Kesha,” she continued. “Why is victim always the ‘liar’? Why do we let people in a position of power get away with behaving inhumanely? These guys hide behind the legal system and it’s their litigious behavior that is precisely what they use to rape these girls. ‘Give me what I want or else I will come after you’ and they have all the money and the resources to do it.”

Free Kesha

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Last December, text messages that Kesha sent to Gaga in February 2016 were entered into evidence in the lawsuit.

The new subpoena regards a “heavily redacted” text conversation between the two pop-stars. Gaga has offered a written statement but Dr. Luke’s team wish to question her in person.

Jennifer Aniston returns to TV with a new series co-starring Reese Witherspoon

The Green sisters, together again! Jennifer Aniston is returning to the small screen alongside Reese Witherspoon for a new untitled series exploring morning shows and the larger New York media scene that they inhabit.

HBO drama executive Michael Ellenberg will be in charge of this project with his newly launched film and TV production company Media Res. ‘House of Cards’ writer Jay Carson will pen the script, meanwhile ‘Harry Potter’ screenwriter and producer Steve Kloves will executive produce, along with Witherspoon and Aniston.

So far there’s no network attached to this project, but it’s expected to draw interest from premium bidders, including HBO and multiple streaming services, such as Netflix.

This show will be a reunion for Witherspoon and Aniston. The Oscar winner memorably made a cameo on the hit show Friends in 2000. She guest starred as Aniston’s character Rachel Green’s sister Jill in season 6.

While Witherspoon is fresh off her critically acclaimed HBO drama, ‘Big Little Lies’, which earned her Emmy nominations for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and Best Limited Series, Aniston hasn’t been a series regular on a TV show since her Emmy-winning 10-year turn as Rachel Green in ‘Friends’ ended 13 years ago in 2004. She also earned a guest star Emmy nom for her turn on NBC’s ’30 Rock’.

The actress previously said in an interview with Variety that she was thinking about her return to TV. “I’ve thought about it a lot,” she said. “That’s where the work is. That’s where the quality is. At this point in my career, I want to be part of wonderful stories, exciting characters, and also just having a good time.”

So, now that the TV sisters are ready to join the prestige TV landscape, will the other famous TV sibling -Christina Applegate who played Rachel’s older sister on the show- be joining them? The audience will have to wait and see.

George Clooney threatens to sue French Magazine over illegal photos of twins

George Clooney threatened to take legal action against French magazine Voici for taking and publishing unauthorized photos of his newborn twins, Ella and Alexander, with wife Amal Clooney.

On Friday, July 28, the French tabloid Voici published a series of blurry photos of George and Amal Clooney’s twin babies.

The magazine’s cover featured photos of the Oscar winner actor and his wife, the human rights attorney, holding their children, which were taken on the couple’s private Lake Como estate in Italy.

“Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home,” George Clooney said in a statement. “Make no mistake — the photographers, the agency and the magazine will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The safety of our children demands it.”

Clooney has previously gone to great lengths to prevent paparazzi from taking illegal photos in his estate. Before his marriage to Amal in 2014, he got two protections from the Italian government prohibiting anyone from “stopping on the road outside his villa and the water directly in front of his home.” Those protections expired after the wedding and it’s not clear if Clooney took similar precautions before the birth of his children.

The publication defended its actions and said the decision to run the images was based on the public interest for the couple.

“George and Amal Clooney have been very public personalities for the last few years. The birth of their twins, Ella and Alexander, has also been commented a lot, by themselves and their families,” Voici said in a statement.

“The images published in Voici this Friday are a response to a public demand. People love George Clooney and have been following his life story for years now. Those pictures do not put in danger Mr Clooney, his wife or their kids.”

The Clooneys have yet to release any photos themselves but did confirm they welcomed a baby boy and girl on Tuesday, June 6. “This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine,” a rep for the Oscar winner told a statement. “George is sedated and should recover in a few days.”

Kate Hudson shaves her head to star in Sia’s directorial debut

Kate Hudson loses her hair… for Sia’s directorial debut! The actress is sporting a new buzz cut for her new movie, Sister, directed by Australian singer/songwriter Sia.

The actress was photographed in L.A. Tuesday on the set of the mysterious set. Hudson recently hinted that she will be dancing in the project, as she published a selfie at a dance studio on July 13, which showed her posing with dancer-turned-actress Maddie Ziegler.

Dance rehearsal with this bundle of excellence! 💃❤️ @maddieziegler

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“Dance rehearsal with this bundle of excellence,” Hudson added in the caption.

But now the actress took to her Instagram shortly after the news broke to debut the look, thanking Sia for the “freedom” and calling her “our beautiful director.”

Freedom 🙌💇 Compliments of @siathisisacting ❤️ #OurBeautifulDirector

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“I was too embarrassed to tell anyone I wanted to make a movie because I thought it would be seen as a vanity project because I was a singer,” the “Chandelier” songstress revealed about the feature film during a Q&A at Venice Days in 2015. “And then last year, after I made the ‘Chandelier’ video, I realized that I was pretty good at directing, so I felt a little bit braver.”

She also wrote the screenplay, turning to children’s book author Dallas Clayton to help her flesh out a one-page story she had written eight years prior. Sia’s has been in full director mode and she has been photographed on set without her famous wig.

Meanwhile, Hudson was last seen in public with shoulder-length blond hair on Sunday, when she joined boyfriend Danny Fujikawa for a lunch date in L.A. But the social media detectives believe that she wore a wig, as her hair has either been obscured or cut out of the photos she’s shared on social media in the recent weeks.

With her extreme new look, Hudson join that selected club of actors who said goodbye to their fabulous locks for a role, such as Demi Moore, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Cara Delevingne.

Angelina Jolie reveals Bell’s palsy diagnosis and opens up about her divorce from Brad Pitt

Now it’s Angelina Jolie‘s turn to tell her side of the story. The star and former one half of the world’s most famous couple, spoke candidly to Vanity Fair about her health issues and talked about how her family is coping in the aftermath of her divorce from Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie said in the interview with Vanity Fair that she was diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure) and Bell’s palsy, a medical condition which can cause temporary paralysis of the facial muscle.

According to Jolie, the Bell’s palsy, which she says she has now successfully cured with acupuncture, caused one side of her face to droop. This is because Bell’s palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerves.

“Sometimes women in families put themselves last,” she said, speaking about her diagnosis, “until it manifests itself in their own health.”

In 2013, Jolie underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene, mutations of the gene increase a woman’s lifetime risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer. In March 2015, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.

The decision was triggered after blood tests, taken while she was filming her melodrama By The Sea, suggested that could have cancer. When further tests revealed this was not the case, Jolie said that she dropped to her knees in relief, before making the appointment to have her ovaries taken out.

“I went into the actual surgery happy as they come. I was skipping. Because at that point it was just preventative,” she said.

In the interview, the actress, director and UN goodwill ambassador also opened up about her separation from Brad Pitt, and the effect it has had on their six children.

“Things got bad,” says Jolie. “I didn’t want to use that word. . . . Things became ‘difficult,” she explained.

“They’ve been very brave. They were very brave,” she added. When pushed for more details, Jolie said, “We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing . . . They’re not healing from divorce. They’re healing from some… from life, from things in life.”

Jolie and Pitt were married in 2014, and split last year. Jolie filed for a divorce, in September 2016. The terms of their divorce are still being negotiated.

Kristen Stewart and girlfriend Stella Maxwell crashed a lesbian wedding in Canada.

Nobody would want a stranger to crash at their wedding, but what happens if the wedding crasher is superstar Kristen Stewart herself? That’s exactly what happened to a lesbian couple when Kristen Stewart and girlfriend Stella Maxwell crashed their wedding in Canada.

The couple showed up to Kirsten and Kayleigh Jennings’ reception at Pizzeria Gusto on Saturday, July 22, located in the River Heights area of Winnipeg, Canada.

Stewart is currently in town shooting her latest movie, JT LeRoy, with Laura Dern and Diane Kruger, and her Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend often visits her on location.

The newlyweds were in the middle of their wedding reception when the owner of the restaurant asked them, “Hey, is it OK if Kristen Stewart and her girlfriend, Stella, come and have a few drinks with you guys?” Kirsten told to the Canadian channel CBC News. “And I was like, ‘Yeah, totally! Yeah, no problem. Um, who is that?'”

The newlyweds were trying not to fangirl over the Hollywood couple. “I told Kir, ‘Hey, let’s just treat them as random guests. Let’s just treat them with kindness — southern hospitality. Winnipeg hospitality,” said Kayleigh. “We got to be formally introduced before they came in and partied with us. We got a chance to shake her hand and shake Stella’s hand. I actually wasn’t as star-struck as I thought I would be.”

While the brides said that it was odd to have two strangers hanging out with them on their special day, Stewart and Maxwell seemed to fit right in with the other guests. “They looked just like two normal girls. They look a little Hollywood, but if we didn’t know who they were, I don’t know if I would have known,” Kirsten noted. “We said ‘Hey, you know. Come on and meet your guests and, you know, don’t segregate yourselves. Come and party.'”

The DJ at the wedding, Karli Colpitts, posted an Instagram photo of Stewart at the reception and added a mention her music preferences. “DJ’ed the MOST fun wedding for these incredible woman last night and had an unplanned guest show up to dance with us at the end of the night!” Colpitts wrote. “Apparently, Kristen Stewart loves Beastie Boys!”

The Indie Queen had a great time and she stayed for hours, according to Kirsten Jennings. “She was probably there [from] 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. There were only a few people who were starstruck. My Aunt Linda was extremely excited.”

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a third child via surrogate

The world will have to keep up with another Kardashian! Kim Kardashian and husband, rapper Kanye West are expanding their family of four as the couple is pregnant via a surrogate.

According to reports, the celebrity couple started looking for a surrogate in June, and now their pick — a San Diego mom in her late 20s, referred by an agency — is three months along, which means they’ll welcome baby No. 3 in January 2018.

The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star and the rapper are in experienced hands, as the woman has reportedly served as a surrogate before.

Kim and Kanye have agreed to pay $45,000 in 10 monthly installments of $4,500. In the case of multiples, Kardashian and West will pay over $5,000 per additional child.

There are other stipulations in the contract that focus on the surrogate’s wellness habits. Among the standard expectant-mom guidelines are no drinking, smoking or drug use; no hot tubs or saunas; no raw fish; and no handling cat litter.

Her hit show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, has followed Kim’s struggle with her previous pregnancies.

During her first pregnancy with North in 2013, Kim suffered from preeclampsia, a condition characterized by swelling, high blood pressure and a restriction of blood flow, as well as placenta accreta, a critical condition in which the placenta stays attached to the uterus rather than coming out after the child is delivered. After a surgery to remove leftover placenta, and a second surgery to remove the scar tissue, Kardashian was able to conceive Saint in 2015; however, she suffered from placenta accreta during his delivery again.

The reality show not only has followed the star’s struggles but also her open and frank discussions with her family about having a third child.

“I’ve come to the conclusion in my mind that I can’t carry another one,” Kardashian West told mom Kris Jenner during an episode. “So now I want to explore surrogacy.”

This desire for a big family was also expressed by Kim in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres back in 2014, “I have so many siblings and I love it, they’re my best friends and I would love that for my kids.” That’s why now, instead of enduring another high-risk situation, the famous couple decided that via surrogate would be the best and safest way to expand their family.

 

John Mayer defends Justin Bieber’s tour cancellation

Fellow musician John Mayer defends Justin Bieber from the backlash that the singer has received after the news of the cancellation of his Purpose world Tour.

“When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going,” wrote the singer, who was forced to take a long break from touring himself as he battled a throat condition in 2012. “We’ve lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin [two thumbs up] for realizing it was time to call it. You should too.”

The “Sorry” singer announced on Monday, July 24, that he is not going to finish his tour, canceling the remaining 14 shows.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts,” a rep for Bieber’s tour told in a statement. “Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across six continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.”

The Canadian popstar also announced on Instagram back in March that he was canceling all meet and greets for the tour.

“Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression,” he said. “The pressure of meeting people’s expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders.”

Love u guys.. I'm going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen 😉

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“Sorry for anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed,” he told his fans.

Justin has been on the tour for 16 months, since it started in Seattle on March 6, 2016, before the cancellation with 14 more datesto go in the US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, the Phillippines, wrapping in Singapor on October 7, with Vic MensaMigos and Martin Garrix scheduled to open various shows. The shows in China were cancelled given that the young singer is temporarily banned from the country.

The final concert of his ‘Purpose’ World Tour was in Hyde Park, London on July 2.

Anne Hathaway Could Replace Amy Schumer in ‘Barbie’ Movie

An Oscar winner might be the Barbie girl in a Barbie World. Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in Barbie – The Movie, the long-in-the-works feature project, replacing comedian Amy Schumer.

Schumer was announced to star in December, but dropped out in March, citing “scheduling conflicts.”

“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” said the Trainwreck star in a statement. “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.”

The Barbie movie was going to turn the classic Barbie mythology on its head, putting a contemporary spin on the toy with an emphasis on feminism and identity. The script told of a woman that slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit into the perfect land of Barbies and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.

Right now, rising Australian director Alethea Jones is also in negotiations to helm the pic after being specially selected by Hathaway, who played a big role in the search for a filmmaker.

Jones directed “Fun Mom Dinner”, an R-rated ensemble comedy that starred Toni Collette and Molly Shannon. She also made her American television debut with Amazon’s Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street.

Sony is still looking forward for a June 29, 2018, release, and the studio is hesitant to move the date. So, if Hathaway’s schedule doesn’t worked, a deal may not be made.

Amy Pascal, Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing. RIchard Dickson, president and COO of Mattel, is executive producing.

Hathaway was last seen in Nacho Vigalondo’s “Colossal” and will next be seen as a member in the all star ensemble of “Ocean’s 8”, where the actress will be teaming up with Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling and Sarah Paulson, and with Rebel Wilson in Nasty Women, MGM’s remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.