Riviera baby! Baby Archie is turning into a globe-trotter as parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry get spotted out on their second overseas adventure with their 3-month-old son. The trio headed to Nice in the south of France on private jet, garnering withering criticism from social media users who accuse the pair of eco-hypocrisy.
Public officials have been critical as well. Speaking about their use of a private Cessna jet, British Member of Parliament Teresa Pearce told The Sun, "I find this quite surprising, because it doesn't fit with their public image and the way they're so concerned about the planet."
They reportedly stayed in Elton John's home overlooking the Mediterranean sea.
John passionately defended them on Twitter, characterizing the "distorted and malicious" accounts of their stay as "deeply" distressing.
He alluded to Princess Diana's death, which he links to press intrusion: "Prince Harry's Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana's untimely death."
Just a few days ago, they flew back to the U.K. from Ibiza, where they were spending Meghan's 38th birthday. Next up on their travel docket is a tete a tete at Balmoral Castle with Queen Elizabeth and other royals, then off the Africa for an official visit.
Meanwhile, following several top-level staff defections, the pair have hired a top-level diplomat as their new chief of staff. Fiona Mcilwham will join a women-led trio, including communications secretary Sara Latham and deputy private secretary Heather Wong.
Mcilwham, 45, calls herself a "diplomat and wannabe supermum" on her public Twitter account. She was one of the U.K.'s youngest ambassadors ever when she was posted to Albania in 2009.
One of her first tasks will be in joining them on their tour of South Africa in Harry's official visits to Angola, Botswana and Malawi.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and longtime love Lauren Hashian are married! The 47-year-old actor shared the happy news on Monday. Johnson posted a shot of them together, showing him in a white shirt and white pants, alongside his 34-year-old bride with a long mermaid-style white lace dress that featured a low-cut neckline and long train.
He captioned the shot: "We do. August 18th, 2019.Hawaii.Pōmaikaʻi (blessed)." Their famous friends, including Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, as well as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt were quick to congratulate them.
Another photo shows them kissing with a stunning Hawaiian sunset behind them.
Hashian and Johnson have been together since 2007 and share two daughters, Jasmine, 3, and Tiana, 1. This is Johnson's second marriage. He shares one daughter, Simone, 18, with his ex Dany Garcia.
ROBERT DE NIRO SLAPS EX-EMPLOYEE WITH $6M SUIT: Robert De Niro's company Canal Productions has filed a $6 million lawsuit against a former employee. In the suit, De Niro's company is accusing Chase Robinson of embezzling money and binge-watching Netflix on the job. Her 2019 salary was reportedly $300K and her title was VP of production and finance.
KATIE HOLMES AND JAMIE FOXX SPLIT? Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have split after six years together, Page Six reports. Pictures of Foxx with singer Sela Vave were published over the weekend, and a spy overheard Holmes telling pals at La Esquina restaurant in NYC: What Jamie does is his business — we haven't been together for months."
KIM KARDASHIAN GOES MAKEUP-FREE ON DATE NIGHT: Kim Kardashian went super casual for a date night with husband Kanye West Sunday night. The 38-year-old makeup mogul looked totally makeup free and donned a grey hoodie, sweatpants and Yeezy sneakers.
HANNAH BROWN JOINS DANCING WITH THE STARS: The Bachelorette alum Hannah Brown is now vying for a trophy on Dancing With the Stars. After breaking up with fiancé Jed Wyatt then quasi-rekindling things with Tyler Cameron before he opted to date Gigi Hadid, Brown has opened up on social media about struggling with the stress of heartbreak in the spotlight. Brown will reportedly compete in season 28 of the ABC show, though the network refused to confirm rumors. The full cast will be revealed on Wednesday, Aug. 21 on Good Morning America.
KATE UPTON DUBS VICTORIA'S SECRET SHOW A SNOOZE: Kate Upton isn't sad about the rumored cancellation of the annual televised Victoria's Secret show. She told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live: "You know what? We're sick of seeing the same body type. You have to be body inclusive now. Every woman needs to be represented, otherwise, it's a snoozefest."
Emma Watson and Tom Felton have been friends since childhood, but many think that after playing booksmart heroine Hermione Granger and villain Draco Malfoy, their Harry Potter-spawned relationship blossomed into something more.
Felton, 31, recently shared a shot of himself and Watson, 29, in South Africa playing guitar while wearing PJs.
"Quick learner x," Felton captioned the shot.
Fans took in the news with glee. "Just so you know, the little fangirl part in me just hyperventilated thanks to you guys," one commenter wrote.
"My dramione wishes has been granted," another added with the pair's ship name, while another commenter suggested, "Hell yeah FELTSON."
The pair have stoked romance rumors before on Instagram. Adding fuel to the fire, she admitted in a 2012 interview to being obsessed with him.
She said: "Between the ages of 10 and 12 I had a really terrible crush on Tom Felton. We love a bad guy, and he was a few years older and he had a skateboard and that just did it really," Watson gushed at the time. "He used to do tricks on it. He was so cool. He totally knew I had a crush. And the thing is, he'd turn and go, ‘Oh, I see her in a younger sisterly way.' And it just broke my heart, still does."
Rami Malek, 38, is head over heels for Lucy Boynton, and he essentially shouted it from the rooftops via GQ's September issue.
The Oscar-winner brings GQ along shopping for his 25-year-old love to the Goop store, and buys her, of all things, Jasmine-scented deodorant. He questioned the store closely about whether or not the deodorant has "aluminum." When told that it did not, he said, "She'll be so chuffed."
He then reportedly "asks the salesperson to take the deodorant and wrap it painstakingly in black cloth in a jewelry box and then to throw the necklace into a deceptively informal Goop shopping bag. That way, when Lucy opens the deodorant, she'll think she's being mildly punked, and then he'll hit her with the hidden necklace."
Discussing the perils of finding happiness and love in Hollywood, he observed: "Hollywood gets this rap of a lot of lascivious, nasty things that take place within the confines of pre-production to post-production and studios and agents and whatnot. If you can find any type of happiness in it, latch on."
He also shared insight into his parents' reaction to his chosen career.
He told GQ of his immigrant parents: "I mean, my parents weren't exactly — they didn't love the idea of me being an actor. They came to this country from Egypt so we could have a very successful life. They put every dollar they had into our education, and to see it being thrown into this game of risk and chance that, for many, seemed destined for failure…
Malek continued: "It was not the best ending to the really trying aspect of them moving their entire lives, that upheaval from Cairo to Los Angeles to start anew."
Kourtney Kardashian is fighting back against critics who claim she does no work. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star got blowback after posting multiple shots from family vacations in Italy and Idaho.
In Italy, the Poosh founder partied with her three kids, Mason, 9, Penelope, 7, and Reign, 4, nominally for her sister Kylie Jenner's 22nd birthday. Several other family members were there, as was her ex Scott Disick, with whom she shares her children, and his girlfriend Sofia Richie.
In Idaho, Kourtney and her kids hung with her sister Kendall Jenner.
One social media user commented, "Kourtney this is why ppl say u don't work girl."
Kourtney replied, "We all have our priorities. So I'll be making memories with my kids and amazing people while living my life to the absolute fullest."
Then a fight broke between commenters who praised her for prioritizing her kids over work, and others who said as "working moms" they were dedicated to family too.
Kourtney clapped back, "Who says I am not a working mom? Because I most definitely am. Working moms can be dedicated, of course. As women, we should be supporting each other for what allows us to be our best, not being so critical and judgmental of each other. We all do things our own way."
Underlining her point, she wrote: "travel diary coming soon on @poosh."
FIRST FULL TRALER FOR THE MORNING SHOW ARRIVES: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell are ready for their close-ups in the newly released trailer for Apple's The Morning Show. The drama, which already has a two-season, 20-episode order, features an inside look at the lives of morning news show hosts. Brian Stelter's book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV serves as background for the show.
THE POLITICIAN TEASER LANDS: Fans are getting their first look at The Politician, an eight episode series from Ryan Murphy, which marks his first with Netflix. Murphy famously signed a $300M deal with the streamer in February of 2018. The story will follow Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a young man who dreams of becoming president of the U.S. Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Lucy Boynton and Dylan McDermott also appear. The Politician debuts Sept. 27 on Netflix.
SEE UNDERWATER: The first trailer for Fox's action-thriller starring Kristen Stewart and Vincent Cassel has dropped. Underwater will be released January 10th, 2020.
ROKU TO TARGET KIDS TOO: The Roku Channel has become the latest streamer to offer a dedicated home for kids content. The news comes after Roku's strong financial report (viewership hours grew 72%). CBS All Access, Netflix, Amazon and YouTube also have channels for kids, and Disney is launching November 12th. Roku "Kids & Family" launched Monday, with 7,000 movies, including franchises Care Bears, My Little Pony and Thomas & Friends available.