Duchess Kate & William are threatening legal action against Tatler

So much for “stiff upper lip” royals and “never complain, never explain.” Apparently, it’s only biracial duchesses who must never, ever respond to false accusations or untrue reporting. Apparently, it’s only the height of scandal when Prince Harry and Meghan threaten media outlets with lawsuits (and follow through). When the white duchess does it, it’s merely a bold, righteous, feminist move, right? So it is with the Duchess of Cambridge and Tatler’s “Catherine the Great” cover story. It was supposed to be the centerpiece of a 2020 Embiggening Kate campaign. Instead, the piece was full of petty quotes and spilled tea, most of which made Kate look like a lazy, out-of-touch narcissist who thinks she’s working “as hard as a top CEO.” We still don’t know the extent to which Kate and the palace communications team worked with Tatler and/or authorized people around Kate to speak to Tatler. But now Kate and William are threatening to “take legal action” against Tatler:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are understood to be taking legal action against society bible Tatler magazine after it published a ‘string of lies’ about Kate. In a highly unusual move, the couple have sent legal letters to the magazine demanding its profile of the Duchess – headlined ‘Catherine the Great’ – be removed from the internet.

It comes after Kensington Palace issued a fiercely critical statement on last week’s article which it said contained a ‘swathe of inaccuracies and false representations’. The palace is particularly ‘furious’ about claims that Kate feels ‘exhausted and trapped’ by the increased workload following Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back. The Duke and Duchess are also said to be upset about criticism of her family, her children and her weight.

A Royal source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘That is such an extremely cruel and wounding barb. It’s disgusting. It’s sexist and woman-shaming at its very worst. The piece is full of lies. There is no truth to their claim that the Duchess feels overwhelmed with work, nor that the Duke is obsessed with Carole Middleton. It’s preposterous and downright wrong. The whole thing is class snobbery at its very worst. The stuff about [Kate’s sister] Pippa is horrible. Tatler may think it’s immune from action as it’s read by the Royals and on every coffee table in every smart home, but it makes no difference. It’s ironic that the Royals’ favourite magazine is being trashed by them. The Duchess is a naturally shy woman who is doing her best.’

Tatler’s article also claims that Kate, 38, had a spat with Meghan Markle ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018. It says the clash took place at a rehearsal two days before the big day and centred on whether Princess Charlotte and the other young bridesmaids should wear tights. Instead, The Mail on Sunday understands that the fall-out was over Meghan’s reaction to Kate’s request that the hem of Charlotte’s dress be lengthened. The resulting row left Kate in tears.

The Mail on Sunday understands that Tatler approached Kensington Palace in February to ask if Kate would pose for their cover or provide an exclusive cover photo. That request was politely declined and it is understood that Kensington Palace was not offered the chance to comment on the specific content of Ms Pasternak’s article. Tatler did not respond to a Mail on Sunday request for comment and Kensington Palace declined to comment.

[From The Daily Mail]

As soon as the full Tatler piece began to pick up steam last Wednesday, I kept my eye on Tatler’s site – the link to the cover story was moved off Tatler’s front page, and they also removed it from their “Royals” section and “Duchess of Cambridge” section. But the link was still active, and people could still read the full piece on the site, it was just difficult to access just by navigating the Tatler site. The fact that Tatler was making it more difficult to find the article was a signal to me that there was a lot of screaming and foot-stomping happening at Kensington Palace and a lot of calls and threats were being made, even as early as Wednesday.

I also think it’s notable that William & Kate aren’t exactly promising to sue. Look at the wording – “understood to be taking legal action” and “the couple have sent legal letters to the magazine demanding its profile of the Duchess… be removed from the internet.” Right now they’re just hoping the threat of legal action will be enough to censor an unflattering article, an article which they likely approved of in the early stages. I’m reminded of how William made similar threats last year around American and British reporting of the Rose Hanbury-affair story, claiming that his human rights were being violated (lol). The palace even “applied pressure” to Giles Coren for TWEETING about the affair.

It’s also worth noting that with every denial or threat from the palace, there’s a recitation of the “Meghan made Kate cry” story and some kind of added clarification of that. Which just goes along with my theory that Kate originally wanted the Tatler story to focus on throwing Meghan under the bus yet again. The point of it was to reiterate that Meghan Made Kate Cry (For Reasons). It’s also worth noting that Kate couldn’t care less about correcting anything regarding Meghan or how the Cambridges treated the Sussexes. All Kate is mad about is how Tatler made fun of HER. Also: “The Duchess is a naturally shy woman who is doing her best.” Can we all come together and stop infantalizing Kate?

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Wendy Williams Allegedly Hospitalized for Being Suicidal and Refusing to Eat

Rumor has it, the ‘Wendy Williams Show’ host is battling extreme depression as she broke down after having a row with her only son Kevin Hunter, Jr. during the lockdown.

AceShowbiz -A couple of weeks after announcing hiatus, Wendy Williams is rumored to have a meltdown. According to Tasha K who previously exposed Kevin Hunter‘s affairs and secret baby drama, Wendy was taken to New York Presbyterian hospital for trying to kill herself.

The 55-year-old television show host checked in to the hospital under a fake name. She reportedly talked to herself, barely slept, paced around, and refused to eat and drink. Her head was shaved as doctors in the neurology department were monitoring her brain.

According to the blogger, Wendy started to lose her mind after Kevin’s infidelities were revealed to public. Although she filed for divorce, she didn’t really want to leave him because she loved him very much. So when the divorce was finalized early this year and Kevin walked away with $12 million in his pocket and got together with his baby mama, she became depressed.

Things only got worse when her only son, Kevin Hunter, Jr., was reportedly “brainwashed” and turned against her by her ex-husband. Kevin Jr. initially took her mom’s side when his parents split but he later switched sides and Wendy couldn’t take it anymore. She broke down during the quarantine.

Condemning Kevin for putting Wendy through a lot of emotional manipulation and distress, Tasha warned him about karma. The blogger hinted that his baby mama Sharina lied and cheated on him too just like he had done to Wendy. Kevin was apparently wary and asked Tasha for receipt.

Meanwhile, now that her son is not talking to her, Wendy only has her boyfriend Dr. Darrin Porcher but sadly the doctor allegedly only used her to get a spot on television.

In the official statement earlier in May, Wendy’s representative claims the host was treated for Graves’ disease. She herself first revealed about her health issues back in 2018, explaining that the disease was an autoimmune disease that affected the thyroid.

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Gordon Ramsay 'uses furlough scheme to pay axed staff their notice'

Gordon Ramsay has reportedly used the government’s furlough scheme to pay axed staff their notice despite being worth millions.

The celebrity chef previously faced backlash when it was reported he’d laid off 500 staff amid the coronavirus crisis.

According to The Sun on Sunday, Gordon is making use of the furlough scheme to pay some of those staff their notice.

The publication claims to have seen an email from Gordon Ramsay Restaurants’ HR Director Sarah Anderson to a London-based worker, which reads: ‘Should you not wish to apply for a new role, you will remain on the furlough scheme for the duration of your notice.’

The source said: ‘The ­furlough scheme is called the job retention scheme — but that is not what he seems to be using it for. They are sacking people anyway.

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‘What they are doing in some cases is offering jobs that they know people can’t do or can’t afford to do — such as telling a supervisor they can become a bartender.

‘But someone who has worked at a Michelin-starred restaurant is not going to go and work in a pub.’

The celebrity chef was forced to briefly shut down a string of his restaurants due to the global health scare, after pubs and restaurants were ordered to close.

And the 53-year-old summoned his staff to a meeting where they learned their contracts would be terminated – reportedly leaving many in tears.

They were later sent an email explaining they would be paid up to 17 April, giving them the option to appeal the decision.

After the dad-of-five – who is thought to be worth around £140million – failed to guarantee they would retain their jobs when the restrictions lift, chef Anca Toropu blasted his decision.

‘All of us have worked so hard for Gordon Ramsay and he has just got rid of us when we needed his support the most,’ she told MailOnline.

‘Many of the staff were left in tears at the way he has treated us. There was no warning. We were summoned to a meeting and told our contracts were being terminated. It was so brutal.

‘Staff from each of the restaurants were summoned to the Heddon Street restaurant where they were given the news. It was so awful and so many were in tears.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Gordon for comment.

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Billie Eilish slams 'all lives matter' comments following George Floyd's death

Billie Eilish has slammed ‘All Lives Matter’ supporters following George Floyd’s unlawful death.

George, a black Minnesota man, died after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.

The 18-year-old singer took to her Instagram to share a lengthy rant condemning those who use the phrase which takes away from issues at hand.

‘I’ve been trying to take this week to figure out a way to address this delicately,’ Billie began the heartfelt post.

‘I have an enormous platform and I try really hard to be respectful and take time to think through what I say and how I say it…But holy f**king s**t I’m gonna just start talking.’



To make it easier to understand, Billie used an example saying if one person had a cut on their arm, only that person would need a plaster, not every single person in the room.

The Grammy Award winner went on to question why black people are ‘killed for just being black’ if all lives matter so much.

‘Why are immigrants persecuted? Why are white people given opportunities that people of other races aren’t…white f**king privilege. Why are white people given opportunities that people of other races aren’t?’

She went on to urge followers and ALM supporters to understand that the phrase #BlackLivesMatter doesn’t mean other lives don’t, it’s ‘calling attention’ to the fact that society thinks ‘black lives don’t f**king matter.’

The four officers involved were fired.

Chauvin was arrested on Friday on suspicion of third-degree murder, meaning he has been accused of killing Floyd without prior intent, but with disregard for his life.

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Meghan Markle Continuing To Work With UK Animal Charity Post-Megxit

Meghan Markle is continuing to give back during the coronavirus pandemic, this time to four-legged friends!

As we’ve already seen, Meg and Prince Harry have been focused on their charity work since relocating to Los Angeles, and are continuing to do work developing their new project, Archewell.

But she’s not entirely forgetting about the charitable endeavors she had been involved with while living in the UK. Per a report by Newsweek, the Duchess of Sussex has been working to support Mayhew, which she is a patron of (above), as they have been hit hard financially due to the coronavirus.

Mayhew provides services to vulnerable and homeless individuals with pets, and Meg has been making calls and lending support on their behalf. The organization’s PR and media officer Sarah Hastelow shared with the outlet:

“We receive no government support or anything so we rely completely on public donations, which are for the most part gathered from fundraising events. It’s been a steady decline of operations and funds. We are trying to be as adaptive and reactive as possible.”

She added:

“The duchess has been in touch, I can’t say much more than that. She originally got involved with us back in 2018 because she’s been such a champion of animals and animal welfare. It’s always been a passion of hers. When she was looking at patronages she got in touch. She really liked the fact we are a bit different and work with the vulnerable pet owners.”

A second spokesperson explained that the 38-year-old has been “in touch and working with Mayhew at this time.” They added:

“Other charities don’t have that side so that’s what really drew her to us. It means absolutely everything to people to be able to keep their animals. A pet is often someone’s only companion, their only source of comfort. To have their pet taken away at a time when everything else has been taken away as well would be the final straw for them. It would be devastating for them.”

This comes after Smart Works — which helps women find employment through coaching tips and by providing professional clothing, and Meg has been heavily involved with for quite some time — released a motivational pep talk last month given by Archie’s momma to a young woman prior to her internship interview. It’s clear she still has a soft spot for them!

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Kylie Jenner and Kris Jenner Are "Freaking Out" About Forbes' Claims She Lied About Being a Billionaire

So, uh, yesterday Forbes casually dropped an article titled “Inside Kylie Jenner’s Web of Lies—and Why She’s No Longer a Billionaire,” basically accusing Kylie of inflating her personal wealth and straight-up forging her tax returns. Casual.

Kylie wasted no time shutting down the magazine, but The Sun reports that she and her momager Kris Jenner are actually pretty stressed: “Kris and Kylie are freaking out and fear that this is going to hurt their brand, and even worse, they could be in trouble with the government,” a source says, adding that they are “definitely worried.”

To be honest, Kylie didn’t seem that worried on Twitter, and instead accused Forbes of making inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions about her company’s finances.

what am i even waking up to. i thought this was a reputable site.. all i see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol. i’ve never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. period

“even creating tax returns that were likely forged” that’s your proof? so you just THOUGHT they were forged? like actually what am i reading.

but okay 🤍 i am blessed beyond my years, i have a beautiful daughter, and a successful business and i’m doing perfectly fine.

i can name a list of 100 things more important right now than fixating on how much money i have

As a reminder, Forbes claims Kylie Cosmetics “is significantly smaller and less profitable than the family has spent years leading the cosmetics industry and media outlets to believe,” that the Jenners “likely forged” tax returns, and that Kylie “is not a billionaire.”

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Listen To This: Saves The Day!

We need some Kirk Franklin in our life right now!

The Christian music singer’s Love Theory is gospel with a beat!

You will dance and be uplifted!

This reminds us of the Mary Mary classic Shackles.

This is so lit!

Check it out above!

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High School Wrestling Coach Fired Over Facebook Post After George Floyd’s Death

A high school wrestling coach has been fired after sharing a controversial post following the tragic death of George Floyd.

The Bethel School District in Washington has fired Dave Hollenbeck after a Facebook post went live of him smiling on the ground giving a thumbs-up while there is a knee on the back of his neck, much like the position Floyd was in prior to his tragic death.

District spokesman Doug Boyles told KIRO 7 on Thursday:

“We have completed our investigation. Dave Hollenbeck is no longer employed by the Bethel School District. His behavior was not consistent with our equity initiatives and nondiscrimination policies.”

Boyles added:

“This was his first year as a wrestling coach at Bethel High School. As wrestling season is over, he is not working for us right now.”

The since-deleted FB post read:

“This is for all the race baiters and people that don’t What (sic) they’re talking about when they’re saying that this could kill you.”

The caption on the image seems to have been later updated, as a second screenshot being shared online (see them HERE) reads:

“Not dead yet I’m doing this for Are police officers the media is a race-baiting machine and I’m tired of it I’m going to speak out every time if you don’t like that I’m sorry but I love All people.. Wake up America.”

Hollenbeck defended his post in an interview with the outlet:

“I did not tell any lies; I showed that I was OK from a knee on my neck. That is it. I did not say anything racist and maybe it was insensitive at the time.”

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Hollenbeck later spoke with a second local outlet, KOMO News, to declare himself as not being racist:

“I’m not a racist man. I don’t have that in me, my children don’t have that in them, I didn’t instill that in them. I’m sorry that I offended anybody, that was not my point. I was trying to show something.”

He further elaborated that he was defending the technique:

“I have a specialty in fighting on the ground, and I know that just putting your knee on the back –to me, I would say that not going to lead to death. Now did he have other underlying issues? Maybe.”

Many experts have condemned the knee restraint which Derek Chauvin used, as seen in the deeply disturbing video taken prior to George’s death.

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Never Have I Ever’s Darren Barnett & Jaren Lewison Read Their Thirst Tweets Together

The guys of Never Have I Ever are finding out what fans think of them and their characters!

Darren Barnett and Jaren Lewison joined Buzzfeed for their “Celebs Read Thirst Tweets” series.

While reading the tweets, there was an overwhelming response of fans being more attracted to Jaren‘s Ben Gross than Darren‘s Paxton Hall-Yoshida.

“I’m going to be doing crazy crunches before season two to try and get my title back,” Darren jokingly said.

They also dished about people binging the show in quarantine.

“I can’t do anything without thinking about Paxton, he’s changed my life. You know, it’s crazy right now because I feel like the show would have obviously done well without the quarantine, but being in quarantine, people have watched it so much more attentively,” Darren said.

“It’s great, I think, being a source of joy during quarantine, and how many people [are] able to watch a show they can really relate to and put a smile on their face and watch it as many times as they want,” Jaren added.

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Meghan Markle Is Helping U.K. Animal Welfare Patronage Amid Pandemic

Giving back! Meghan Markle has been putting her time to good use amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The former Duchess of Sussex, 38, has been secretly helping to fund London-based charity Mayhew as it struggles to stay afloat during the global crisis, Newsweek reported on Thursday, May 28. The organization is an animal welfare charity that works to benefit the mental health of vulnerable individuals through pets.

Markle became a patron to Mayhew in January 2019 while serving as a member of the British royal family. A statement on Mayhew’s website declared that Markle is a good match for Mayhew because she “has long understood the connection between animals and community welfare and has supported various animal rescue centres in Los Angeles.”

The website continues, “We are thrilled that the Duchess shares our commitment to improving the lives of animals and people at home and internationally, and [we] are extremely excited to make a real difference to dogs, cats and communities together.”

In the weeks after Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, announced their royal step down in January, the Suits alum paid a visit to Mayhew’s London center. The Sussex Royal Instagram page revealed that Markle “popped in to see the amazing people at Mayhew [and] to hear about the incredible progress made throughout the festive period.”

Markle’s appreciation for animals has been well-documented. While living in Toronto before becoming a royal, she was a dog mom to two rescue pets. Currently, the former Tig blogger and Harry, 35, share two dogs: a black Labrador named Oz and a rescue Beagle named Guy.

For Markle’s first post-royals project, she teamed up with Disneynature to narrate Elephants. The film was released to the Disney+ streaming service on April 3 as a part of Earth Month.

“I’ve been very lucky to be able to have hands-on experience with elephants in their natural habitat,” she said in a Good Morning America interview last month. “When you spend time connecting to them and the other wildlife, you really understand we have a role to play in their preservation and their safety.”

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