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Royal wedding soap opera: Here’s who could end up walking Meghan Markle down the aisle

5:01 pm May. 15, 2018

Honestly, and you thought your wedding was a nightmare to plan!

After seemingly pulling out of his father-of-the-bride duties on Monday, Thomas Markle reportedly had a change of heart on Tuesday and said he indeed wants to walk his daughter Meghan down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry in Windsor, England this weekend.

Only he might have to stay in the hospital instead.

Should that occur, the British press and

Update: Palace says Meghan Markle, Prince Harry ask for “understanding” during “difficult situation”

6:11 pm May. 14, 2018

Following reports that Thomas Markle won’t attend daughter Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, royal reps have issued a statement.

While not outright confirming the reports, it asked for “understanding,” especially for the American bride-to-be and her father.

>>RELATED: TMZ: Meghan Markle’s dad won’t be at the royal wedding on Saturday

“This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding,” a Kensington Palace spokesman

TMZ: Meghan Markle’s dad won’t be at the royal wedding on Saturday

4:31 pm May. 14, 2018

In a last-minute development worthy of a bad made-for-TV movie, Meghan Markle’s dad reportedly won’t attend her wedding to Prince Harry in England on Saturday.

That news comes courtesy of TMZ (translation: It’s probably spot-on) and means the California native will have to find someone else to walk her down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Thomas Markle, 73, told TMZ he had a heart

Ryan Coogler would direct a female spinoff of ‘Black Panther’

2:22 pm May. 14, 2018

Ryan Coogler, director of the Atlanta-filmed hit, Black Panther, said he would be happy to see an all-female spinoff starring the women of Wakanda.

Last week during a panel discussion at the Cannes Film Festival, Coogler said he was into the idea.

“Oh man,” said Coogler according to Variety. “That would be amazing if the opportunity came up. They did it in the comic-book version.”

Coogler also stated that one of

Rare footage shows Whitney Houston rehearsing ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’

12:27 pm May. 14, 2018

Joey Nolfi, Entertainment Weekly

The first clip from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald’s upcoming documentary about Whitney Houston’s life offers an intimate peek at the late icon’s performative drive.

In the short preview (released Monday ahead of the project’s Cannes Film Festival debut), Houston takes to a stage to prepare for a live show.

Clad in a T-shirt and heels with a towel draped around her neck, Houston runs through choreography with backup dancers

Why Melissa McCarthy calls Atlanta home now

7:06 am May. 10, 2018

OPELIKA, Ala. – Actress Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone have put down roots in Atlanta.

“We’re officially Atlanta residents now. Like, literally,” McCarthy told the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week during the red-carpet premiere

Oliver North retires from Fox News to become NRA president

4:01 pm May. 7, 2018

Retired UMSC Lt. Col. Oliver North, who rose to national prominence amid the Iran-Contra scandal and parlayed his military background into a role as a Fox News pundit, will become the new president of the National Rifle association. He takes over in a few weeks but his retirement from Fox News is effective immediately.

“This is the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association,”