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Trump’s Fist Bump to Queen at Buckingham Palace Sparks Controversies



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The US President’s three-day visit to the UK and his unusual way of greeting Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace in London sparked controversies from Britons over social media.

The cameras captured the Donald Trump greeting the Queen with a fist-bump while shaking hands with her.

As a part of initial greetings at the Buckingham Palace, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla welcomed both Trump and Lady Melania. The Prince of Wales then guided them to the West Terrace to meet the Queen.

The strange way of hand shaking between the US President and the Queen, amazed the people. Some claimed that Trump’s gesture meant fist bumping the UK sovereign and he should be punished for such an act while others tried to configure whether it was a “hand shake and fist-bump howler” with the monarch.

Despite a lot of criticism drawn towards Trump’s disrespectful comments towards Meghan Markle, his recent way of greeting the Queen added fuel to the fire. Though being present in the same room, there seemed to be no sign of contact between Markle’s husband Prince Harry and the US president.

The unexpected silence between the two made the situation clear that Trump’s comments prior to his visit really annoyed the Duke of Sussex. Despite the recorded statements of calling Markle “nasty”, Trump denied the accusations on Monday.

Inside the Buckingham Palace, Prince Harry met Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, who is also a presidential advisor, sharing words, showing them around the palace.

Trump’s previous year’s meeting with the Queen was very different from the present one. It seemed an extraordinary moment of honour for the US president, when the next heir to the British Monarch greeted him as soon as the former reached the venue.  

The officials regarded the meeting important in the history, linking the British monarchy and the American presidency. The royal family has always been very helpful in developing and strengthening the UK’s relations with other countries, influencing the leaders across the globe with their dignity and nature.

Though various photographs were taken inside the Buckingham Palace, the Duke of Sussex was seen maintaining his clear distance from the US president. People in the country apparently speculated Trump’s statements about Meghan Markle and unexpected way of greeting the Queen as a sign of discourtesy to the Royal family. Despite the continuous disrespect, the Royal family’s warm welcome to the US President showed their humble nature for which they have been known for so long.


Piers Morgan and Jameela Jamil Clash over Feud Involving Sussex Royal



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Good Morning Britain host, Piers Morgan has now started a clash with Jameela Jamil after the actress claimed that the reason for the criticism of the Duchess of Sussex is racism. This however, did not go down well with Morgan and he slammed the actress and called her “virtue-signalling twerp”.

The incident took place amidst a twitter rant on the usage of private jets by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The rant blamed the Sussex Royal  of being hypocrite and for using private jets for trips across Europe, after making a statement about ongoing environmental issues.

The couple took four private jet flights in an interval of 11 days which supposedly is responsible for an estimated seven times more carbon emissions per person, than the emission that would have been due to travelling in a commercial flight.

Soon, 33-year-old British actress Jameela Jamil made a post on social network and said, “Ugh. Dear England and English press, just say you hate her because she’s black, and him for marrying a black woman and be done with it God dammit.”

“Your bullying is so embarrassing and obvious. You’ve all lost your marbles. It’s 2019. Grow up.”

54-year-old Piers Morgan then slammed the actress for her comments, and said, “Vile racist bully accuses all 55 million people in England of being vile racist bullies. I suggest YOU grow up, Ms Jamil, you pathetic virtue-signalling twerp.”

He also mocked the actress for claiming that due to concerns of safety, the royal couple avoids, travelling in a commercial plane. He said, “Even by your standards this is hilariously stupid. The royal Sussex eco-warriors flew in BA economy to Nice last year – nobody died, from memory.”

Sir Elton John also came forward in the support of the couple as he said that he had paid for the jet and had also made sure that flight was “carbon neutral”.

Just like the 33-year-old Jameela was not the only celebrity to come forward to defend the Sussex royals, Piers Morgan was not the only one to call out the hypocrisy of Royal Couple. Following the statement of Sir John, Greenpeace’s chief scientist Doug Parr it won’t be correct to assume the emission during the trip was “carbon neutral”.

He said, “They’re not wrong things to be done, but they’re not the answer that’s meaningful in terms of the climate challenge we face. The two aren’t equivalent. If you’ve got big puffs of CO2 which come out almost instantaneously, yes over years and years it gets slowly absorbed but over those years it’s been warming the planet.”

While Piers Morgan was not wrong to call out the royal couple for being different in their words and actions, his method might have been more affective if he refrained from catcalling the British actress, Jameela Jamil.

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Parting Ways with HBO, GOT writers David Benioff, DB Weiss Join Netflix



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David Benioff and DB Weiss, who became popular with their co-created famous American fantasy drama and television series Game of Thrones that premiered on HBO in 2011, have recently become the high profile names to join Netflix.

Both the American screenwriters, television producers and directors have signed an estimated $200m (£164m) deal with the streaming giant. With this deal, Benioff and Weiss, who have long been in demand as show runners in Hollywood, would now depart from HBO to create and develop series and films for the American media-services provider Netflix.

Until recently, both Benioff and Weiss acted as the executive producers, showrunners, and writers of the Game of Thrones, which lasted for eight seasons with last episode being aired on May 19. Prior to this, they have worked together on a script for a horror film titled The Headmaster. Unfortunately, the film was never made.

The news of Benioff and Weiss’ departure from HBO brought hurdles amongst the broadcasters who have wanted the duo to join their channels. Amazon and Apple are amongst the top ones claiming for the services of such all-rounders.

Competing with Netflix, both Disney and Apple have decided to launch their own streaming services, as HBO owner Warner Media’s service, HBO Max, is expected to arrive in 2020. Similarly, Amazon Prime has redoubled its efforts to lure viewers away from Netflix with the promise of a mega-budget Lord of the Rings series, due in 2021.

David Benioff and DB Weiss together have also signed up to helm a trilogy of new Star Wars films for Disney. While the Netflix team welcomed their decision to join them, the HBO remains concerned about their departure. It clearly appears that Netflix won the battle in getting the talented writers on its side amid the increasingly heated streaming wars.

Netflix’s easy to go policies and good deals have allowed the TV industry figures to work with the streaming giant. Prior to the current deal they have lured many other famous figures. A year ago, Netflix offered a lucrative deal to the famous creator behind hits including Glee and Nip/Tuck, Ryan Murphy, who left the Fox to join the streaming giant Netflix.

The reported deal signed between Murphy and Netflix was of $300m (£216m), in which the former agreed to make shows exclusively for the American production company for the next five years. One of Murphy’s works named The Politician would premiere in September.

Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos, while expressing his contentment over the new members in their family, said, “We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix.”

He further added, “They are a creative force and have delighted audiences worldwide with their epic storytelling. We can’t wait to see what their imaginations will bring to our members.”

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Lady Gaga’s PDA on Menu Becomes “Not Available” for Bradley Cooper



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Exactly when we thought that Lady Gaga will unveil the facts of her relationship status, she did!

The fans had already pictured the wedding scene of A Star is Born coming true, with Bradley Cooper giving Lady Gaga a guitar-string ring. Well, the imaginations could possibly turn true, but the “Million Reasons” singer chose Daniel Horton as the hero.

On Sunday, Gaga was on a brunch date in Los Angeles, wearing black cut-off shorts, a black bodysuit and boots. It could have been the best day for fans, but the 33-year-old was snapped kissing her monitor engineer at Granville restaurant in Studio City.

Gaga and ex-fiancé Christian Carino announced their split nearly six months ago. However, soon after the release of A Star is Born, Cooper appeared to be her real life love as well. The doubts grew stronger after the pair performed their song “Shallow” at the Oscars. Besides, the 44-year-old American filmmaker recently intensified the rumours by breaking his marriage with his four-year old wife, Irina Shayk.

However, the curtains of Gaga’s love life fell down, with a kiss for her audio engineer Horton. She and her new beau is said to have been working together on the production of new music.

“They’re working very closely together at a home studio in Hollywood, and sparks just started flying,” said a source. “People noticed the chemistry early on, and now that she has taken some time to herself, she finally feels free to date. They seem like a pretty good match.”

Nashville-based Horton also broke his marriage of nearly 6 years with actress Autumn Guzzardi, in 2018. He has been working with Gaga since November 2018. In March this year, a photo of singer’s audio equipment by Horton was shared on Instagram by Jerry Harvey Audio, which creates in-ear monitors for singers.

“Who’s excited for @ladygaga and #LG6?” the account posted, attributing the image to Horton. “Here are a few of her JH16 IEMs.”

Pictures of Horton and Gaga’s recent brunch date swamped the internet leaving fans, especially those who shipped Gaga and Cooper, were left surprised.

Eyewitnesses told the PEOPLE magazine that the couple seemed loved-up and were “kissing as they spoke really close up”.

Another source said, “Ironically, she had a table in the front near the sidewalk, so she was clearly okay with being seen. She seemed very happy when interacting with the guy she was with.”

The love that people saw in the pictures of the brunch date is still not convincing for many, who have seen Gaga’s romance with Cooper on-screen. The PDA on Sunday’s menu is also being perceived as an escape from excess of link-up reports of the “Shallow” singers. Well, while Gaga kisses Horton, we always want to remember her romance with Cooper.

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Vogue Honours Inspirational Women in September Issue edited by Meghan Markle



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Ravishing former American actress Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, is the guest editor for the British fashion magazine Vogue’s September edition. As has been esteemed, Markle would be displaying 15 of the most inspirational women of her choice on the magazine’s front cover.

The September Vogue edition is traditionally the biggest, most important issue of the year, which depicts the efforts that goes into the making of the magazine. Markle’s idea to guest-edit Vogue’s September issue has given it a uniqueness, which has been widely praised by all. Despite that, the Duchess of Sussex will not feature herself in the September edition, while she remained excited for introducing an all-female cover for the magazine.

The magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, also the co-editor of the September edition, expressed his enthusiasm while working with Meghan Markle. Markle and Enninful together have been working on the project since January. They have shifted the focus of the September 2019 issue to the “15 forces for change”.

The special edition would feature “trailblazing change makers, united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers”. The Duchess also helped to design the inspirational front page, which would portray individual pictures of the 15 celebs in the 16 boxes.

Markle’s chosen 15 include New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, actors Salma Hayek Pinault, Laverne Cox, Jameela Jamil, Yara Shahidi and Gemma Chan, models Christy Turlington Burns, Adwoa Aboah and Adut Akech, boxer Ramla Ali, diversity advocate Sinead Burke, Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward, and award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

The 16th box would actually be a mirror, encouraging the inspired readers to bring changes in their own life. The highlights of the edition suggested a conversation between Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the US, and an interview between anthropologist and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall and Prince Harry.

Through her work, Meghan Markle aims to bring together the histories of the diversely selected women, promoting female empowerment, improved mental health in the readers, and the issues of race or privilege that have been prevalent in the society.

The Duchess said, “I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the forces for change they’ll find within these pages. It appears that the duchess has taken the most-read fashion issues and directed the focus on to the values, causes, and people influencing the world today.”

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Two Years Since Death, World Can’t Stop Loving Chester Bennington



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Two years since the world lost a musician who touched the heart and souls of millions, Chester Bennington continues to live in the memory of his fans. Chester –Lead vocalist for Linkin Park– was found dead on July 20, 2017. Ironically, as he said in one of his songs, ‘in the end it doesn’t even matter’ his fans’ reactions continue to suggest otherwise.

He was found dead at his house in Palos Verdes Estates, California, by his housekeeper. The news was made public by one of his band member, Mike Shinoda, who wrote on his twitter account, “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true.”

The band, marking his second anniversary, wrote on Twitter: “Remembering Chester today.” “Feel free to share your favorite photo or video of Chester / LP below.” Likewise, on Instagram, the band used the same caption and asked fans to express.

Meanwhile, band member and friend Mike Shinoda wrote on his Instagram, “I didn’t really want to post today, but I also thought it would be weird not to post. I don’t want the day Chester passed to be marked as an “event.” I’d rather celebrate his birthday, celebrate album anniversaries, celebrate the countless moments our wonderful LP family has had together. Today, just take care of yourself.”

Tributes Poured In

One of the fans, who goes by the name Brown Sugar XOXO on Twitter, shared his picture with Chester. He also included a short description of how they met by accident at Disneyland. In another post, a father recalled the time his children met the vocalist and he signed t-shirts for them.

Apart from it, some fans even shared their tattoos, and paid tribute to the endless memories; courtesy Bennington and Linkin Park. “I got my very first tattoo, 2 years ago today,” wrote Twitter user Gwen. “To honor and remember Chester forever when I look down on my wrist. His voice and music has been there for me my whole life. Thank you Chester and thank you Linkin Park.”

The incident marked a startling impact on the lives of millions. It was certainly not just any another day when Bennington bid adieu to this world, especially when six kids lost their dad, a wife lost her husband, and the world lost a light.

In one of the last songs recorded by the singer, he also proclaims ‘who cares if more light goes out in a sky of a million stars,’ and answers that he does. Alas, the world cares about the lost star, even more than ever today.

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