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Meghan Markle Breaks Silence On Shocking Court Verdict—We Did Not See This Coming!

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Meghan Markle’s battle against the Mail on Sunday is finally over! On Thursday, December 2nd, the Court of Appeal in London ruled in her favor regarding her privacy and copyright infringement case against Mail on Sunday publishers Associated Newspapers, after they printed parts of a private handwritten letter she wrote to her father shortly after the royal wedding in 2018. The newspaper reproduced parts of the private letter to Thomas Markle in five separate articles, which it published back in February 2019.

The Court of Appeal accepted Meghan’s argument that her letter to her father – which he gave to the Mail on Sunday as a way to address what he described as “unfair” stories about him – in August 2018 was “deeply personal,” saying that the letter’s contents were “personal, private and not matters of legitimate public interest.”

So what does this mean for the Duchess of Sussex? The court’s decision means that the case will not proceed to trial, and the 40-year-old mom-of-two is set to receive substantial financial damages from Associated Newspapers, as well as a public apology printed on the front page of the Mail on Sunday, and also on the homepage of the Mail Online website. (We wonder what Piers Morgan, who now has a column in the Mail Online and makes no secret of his feelings about the Duchess, will make of that…)

Meghan was understandably very happy with the court’s ruling, and issued a statement shortly afterwards. “This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right,” the statement began. “While this win is precedent setting, what matters most is that we are now collectively brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel, and profits from the lies and pain that they create.”

“From day one, I have treated this lawsuit as an important measure of right versus wrong. The defendant has treated it as a game with no rules,” the Duchess continued. “The longer they dragged it out, the more they could twist facts and manipulate the public (even during the appeal itself), making a straightforward case extraordinarily convoluted in order to generate more headlines and sell more newspapers – a model that rewards chaos above truth. In the nearly three years since this began, I have been patient in the face of deception, intimidation, and calculated attacks.

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“The courts have held the defendant to account and my hope is that we all begin to do the same. Because as far removed as it may seem from your personal life, it’s not. Tomorrow it could be you. These harmful practices don’t happen once in a blue moon – they are a daily fail that divide us and we all deserve better.”

Lawyers for Associated Newspapers argued that publishing sections of the letter was part of Meghan’s father’s right to reply following the article in People magazine which alleged that he was “cruelly cold-shouldering” his daughter before her wedding to Prince Harry. However, while reading a summary of the court’s decision, Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of Rolls, said: “It was hard to see what evidence could have been adduced at trial that would have altered the situation.”

He continued: “The judge had been in as good a position as any trial judge to look at the article in People magazine, the letter and the Mail on Sunday articles to decide if publication of the contents of the letter was appropriate to rebut the allegations made against Mr Markle. The judge had correctly decided that, whilst it might have been proportionate to publish a very small part of the letter for that purpose, it was not necessary to publish half the contents of the letter as Associated Newspapers had done.”

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Jennifer Aniston reunites with ex-husband Justin Theroux for special reason

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Jennifer Aniston’s fans have been left “screaming” with joy after the actress was pictured with ex-husband Justin Theroux during a table read of 80s sitcom, Facts Of Life.

 

 

The friendly exes were snapped by Scandal star Kerry Washington, leaving fans seriously excited about the project. Jennifer, 52, looked gorgeous in a black lace-up top as she posed for a selfie with Kerry. Meanwhile, screenwriter and producer Justin, 50, struck a pose alongside Jennifer’s good friend and her The Switch co-star, Jason Bateman.

Alongside a series of behind-the-scenes photos shared on Instagram, Kerry wrote: “LIVE from the cast & producer dinner on Saturday night! Don’t miss this cast recreating @thenormanlear’s classic sitcoms Facts Of Life & Diffrent Strokes! Tonight! #LiveInFrontOfAStudioAudience.”

Jennifer’s fans were loving the candid images, with one penning: “Made my day” and another writing: “I’m screaming”.

A third declared: “JASON JUSTIN AND JEN MY HEART IS GONNA EXPLODE” while another simply wrote: “Jen and Justin” alongside a number of love hearts.

The Friends favourite is starring as Blair Warner in the Facts Of Life remake while Justin is taking on producing duties.

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Justin Theroux is serving as producer

Justin and Jennifer, who fell for each other on the set comedy Wanderlust in 2011, tied the knot in 2015. The pair have remained close since announcing their split in early 2018.

They said at the time: “In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation.

Jennifer and Justin split in late 2017 after two years of marriage

“This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”

The Morning Show star has made no secret of the fact she’s still close with her ex, and in August she publicly wished her former husband a happy birthday, posting some sweet pictures of him to ring in the occasion.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY JT,” she wrote, adding: “Truly one of a kind, LOVE YOU!”

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Carrie Underwood is set to light up the iHeartCountry Music Festival alongside Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett in Texas

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Carrie Underwood will be appearing at the iHeart Country Music Festival it was revealed on Tuesday.

 

 

Other stars who will be there include Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett as well as Dustin Lynch, Jimmie Allen, Scotty McCreery, Cody Johnson.

Hosted by Bobby Bones, the iHeartCountry Festival will take place at the new Moody Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, May 7.

iHeartMedia announced the return of the iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One.

Now in its ninth year, the 2022 lineup will feature Country music’s hottest artists including Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Maren Morris, Dustin Lynch, Jimmie Allen, Scotty McCreery, Cody Johnson and more performing live at the new Moody Center in Austin.

It will be hosted once again by iHeartMedia’s nationally-syndicated on-air Country personality, Bobby Bones.

‘Country music fans across the country look forward to the iHeartCountry Festival each and every year’ said Rod Phillips, Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartCountry. ‘We are thrilled to have such an incredible lineup perform at this year’s show and are especially excited to bring our nationally-recognized event to the new Moody Center in Austin for the first time.’

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iHeartMedia’s Country music radio stations will broadcast the event live in their local markets and on iHeartRadio.com on Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (7 p.m. CT)

iHeartCountry has more than 150 Country stations across the U.S. reaching more than 110 million Country music listeners per month on broadcast alone, making it the largest Country broadcast radio group in America.

The iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One is a part of iHeartMedia’s roster of nationally recognized events including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, iHeartRadio Music Awards, the nationwide iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, iHeartRadio ALTer Ego Presented by Capital One, iHeartRadio Wango Tango and iHeartRadio Podcast Awards.

Partners of this year’s event include St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 4 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT (12 p.m. CT) via Ticketmaster.com.

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Prince Harry’s New Legal Battle Suggests How Eager He Is For the Queen to Meet His Daughter Lilibet

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Although Prince Harry has made solo trips across the pond to visit with members of the royal family and join them for special events, the Duke of Sussex’s wife, Meghan Markle, and their two children have yet to return to the U.K. But now, it seems, Harry is eager for his family on both sides of the Atlantic to reconnect. After a spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex revealed the lengths to which Harry’s gone to try and secure his family a private security detail for future travels, a new report seems to suggest the Duke of Sussex really wants his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to meet his 7-month old daughter, Lilibet.

 

 

“The fact he has gone down this legal route to try and secure protection suggests to me that he is desperate and there is a real reason for him to come to the UK,” Ken Wharfe, Princess Diana’s former guard, shared during a panel discussion for the Daily Mail. “He has two children that the Queen hasn’t effectively seen yet,” Wharfe observed. Remember: Meghan and Harry’s son, 2-year-old Archie, was born in the U.K. and we have seen photos when Queen Elizabeth first met the newborn. But since their January 2020 move from the U.K. to Canada and then America, the Queen has not seen Archie and hasn’t even met her namesake, Lilibet, in person.
“The very fact he has made this noise with the British Government to secure protection suggests to me that he is going to make a real effort to come back here,” Wharfe continued. “I think we will see him return this year, for the Platinum Jubilee.” While the queen’s official celebration for her Platinum Jubilee will be this February, there will also be days-long festivities this coming June, to which Meghan and Harry might have an invite.
The news of Harry’s ongoing battle to try and retain some security for his family came out last week, and now it’s a lot more clear why that element is so essential to have during the Duke of Sussex’s potential next visit with his family. We can only imagine that Harry is going to such lengths because time is of the essence and reuniting members of his family is important to him. Like Wharfe, we can only hope that arrangements where everyone feels safe can be made so that Harry and his family can have a proper reunion.
The fraught relationship between the Cambridges and the Sussexes has been heavily scrutinized for the past few years. But we’ve never had quite a clearer look at the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Kate Middleton, until now. Longtime royal writer Christopher Andersen takes fans into the intimate conversations and exchanges between these two powerful couples in Brothers & Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan, illustrating what was lost, gained, and what might be found as the next generation of the royal family embraces the future.

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