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After days of contradictory TMZ push alerts regarding her father Thomas’s health and status as a Royal Wedding guest, Meghan Markle has officially announced that the 73-year-old will not be attending Saturday’s festivities in order to “focus on his health.”

“Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding,” she wrote in a statement released by Kensington Palace, adding:

“I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.”

While Meghan is across the Atlantic releasing statements on royal letterheads, her father is still doing things the American way: by calling up TMZ. In a statement given while hospitalized for what may or may not have been a heart attack (the language used by both Thomas and TMZ is very odd and ambiguous here), he told the publication, “I’m ok. It will take a long time to heal. Staying in the hospital a few more days. Not allowed to get excited.”

And we all know the only thing more exciting than a royal wedding is a royal divorce.

[People / TMZ]


Vanderpump RulesLala Kent is at war with France. In a chat with Page Six, Kent revealed that she was scolded by a French woman while drinking outside at the Cannes Film Festival—which is either a no-no for everyone or just annoying American reality stars.

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Said Kent:

“This French woman said, ‘You’re not allowed to drink! This is not America, this is France!’ Then she made a point to come say it again. So I just let her know, ‘I heard you the first time . . . and in America we don’t play, so you better stop talking to me.’”

Based on what I know about Cannes—especially the Lions festival—everyone is drinking all the time? So this honestly sounds more like someone on Team Jason than someone hellbent on following the rules.

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Does the Today Show know this couple isn’t real?

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P.S.

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  • Love is pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty dead. [E! Online]
  • This feels like the longest Leonardo DiCaprio has been linked to a single woman in years? [Celebitchy]
  • For those of you who care about the drama (non-drama?) surrounding Colton Haynes and Jeff Leathan’s divorce. [TowleRoad]
  • Look at Taraji’s ring! [Celebitchy]
  • Look at this family! [Hollywood Life]