Keira Knightley has banned her daughter from watching these Disney Princess films

Keira Knightley has banned her daughter from watching these Disney Princess films


And we kind of get it.

Keira Knightley may be starring in the upcoming blockbuster, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, but everyone’s talking about her this month for a different reason – her take on motherhood.

The 33-year-old has spoken candidly about being a mum to three-year-old Edie Knightley Righton, writing her daughter an open letter about the truths of child birth earlier this month.

This week while being interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres, Keira opened up about her take on films, with the actress and her musician partner actually banning their daughter from watching a few Disney films.

We were sceptical, but after hearing her explanation, we get it.

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‘She’s banned from seeing certain children’s films,’ Keira explained to the show’s host, before listing the two prohibited classics.

Cinderella,’ she listed. ‘Because she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t. Rescue yourself, obviously.’

The second film on the list? The Little Mermaid.

‘The songs are great,’ she explained. ‘But do not give your voice up for a man.’

Although according to Keira, that one’s a bit of a sore spot.

‘This is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film. But I’m sticking to it.’

Which films have got the Keira seal of approval?

Frozen, Moana and Finding Dory apparently.

But while they are banning Edie from watching certain films, Kiera stresses that she wants her daughter to pursue any career she likes.

‘She did want to be a dentist which I was super happy about because I thought that would be a stable career,’ Keira announced, explaining that the decision behind it was a Peppa Pig dentist episode.

‘Now she wants to be a Lion,’ Keira continued, ‘Which is slightly problematic but she roars very well. But I am going to support her in anything she wants to do. She’s allowed to do whatever she wants.’

Keira Knightley – motherhood goals.

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Samantha Markle’s reaction to Meghan and Harry’s baby news has surprised everyone

Samantha Markle’s reaction to Meghan and Harry’s baby news has surprised everyone


And now no one knows what to think…

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the news that they were expecting a baby this week, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex expected to welcome their newborn in the spring of 2019.

‘My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the happy news that they are expecting a baby in the spring. Wishing them all the best,’ announced Prime Minister Theresa May, while Sadiq Khan made the announcement, ‘On behalf of Londoners, I want to send our heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the happy news they are expecting their first child. Congratulations!’

Naturally, the extended family spoke out of their excitement about the future arrival, but it wasn’t just the royals, with Meghan’s estranged relatives from the Markle side also getting involved.

One person to add their voice to the news was Meghan’s estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, who it seems has never missed an opportunity to bash the former Suits actress, even claiming earlier this year that when their father died, it would be Meghan’s fault.

Following her vicious remarks, Samantha issued a formal (and very dramatic) apology last month but now she has broken her silence, releasing a statement on the royal pregnancy.

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Meghan’s half-sister Samantha Grant

‘It just makes everything that happened over the last year disappear,’ Samantha explained of the pregnancy. ‘I want Meghan to be happy and calm and have peace. Everybody needs to be positive.’

She then however continued, referencing her disappointment that the Markle family were left out of the statement by Kensington Palace.

‘I would hope that – for the sake of the baby, the family, the world and my dad – that leaving him out of the statement was not intentional,’ she explained. ‘I hope my dad is included and at a proper time. If he is excluded, I won’t be happy. It is in the best interests of the baby for my dad to be included.’

Well, no one is surprised.

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Meghan Markle’s ex husband has officially moved on

Meghan Markle’s ex husband has officially moved on


Here’s why everyone’s talking about it…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot earlier this year in a touching and star-studded ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Now it seems that the Duchess of Sussex’s ex husband, Trevor Engelson, is following suit, tying the knot himself just this week.

The 41-year-old TV producer announced his engagement to his nutritionist girlfriend, Tracey Kurland, back in June, reportedly proposing just two weeks after the royal wedding.

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Were Meghan and Harry in attendance? Well, no.

While the royal wedding was attended by a host of celebrity royal wedding guests, from A-list actors to royal family members, the guests that caused the most stir were Prince Harry’s ex girlfriends, with both Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy in attendance.

Unlike her groom however, Meghan did not invite her ex husband, Trevor Engelson to the big day, but given the fact that he was reportedly producing a project about her at one point, it’s hardly surprising.

That’s right. It was announced last year that Meghan Markle’s ex husband was producing a project that sounded eerily similar to real life – a divorce comedy about a British prince.

TV producer Trevor Engelson — who divorced Meghan in August 2011 after almost 2 years of marriage — is developing a comedy about a married couple that breaks up, resulting in the woman starting to date a British prince, Deadline reported at the time.

The script reportedly got the green light and Engelson went into business with some high profile producers to develop a pilot episode for Fox, but Engelson put the project on hold last month, after Meghan reportedly asked him not to move forward with the show.

While it doesn’t look like there are any hard feelings, we’re not surprised that she wasn’t there when he said ‘I Do.’

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Selena Gomez has been hospitalised following a ‘mental breakdown’

Selena Gomez has been hospitalised following a ‘mental breakdown’


Here’s what we know…

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It has been reported today that Selena Gomez has been admitted to a mental health facility following a reported ‘emotional breakdown’ by TMZ.

According to the outlet, the 26-year-old has been hospitalised twice in two weeks, with the most recent being down to the breakdown.

The first hospital visit is said to have taken place in the last week of September, when according to the outlet, the Wolves singer was ‘despondent and emotional over an alarmingly low white blood cell count in the wake of her kidney transplant’.

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After being released a few days later, Selena was reportedly ‘re-admitted late last week because her low blood cell count persisted’ and ‘it threw Selena into a downward emotional spiral’.

According to TMZ, the It Ain’t Me singer wanted to leave hospital and had an ‘emotional breakdown’ when she wasn’t able to.

Selena is said to be resting and receiving dialectical behaviour therapy at an East Coast psychiatric facility.

Selena’s reps are yet to comment on the news but we’re sure they will reassure everyone soon.

Our thoughts are with Selena and her loved ones.

We will continue to update this story.

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Meghan Markle apparently used to ‘idolise’ this member of the Trump family

Meghan Markle apparently used to ‘idolise’ this member of the Trump family


Wait, WHAT?

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Ivanka Trump is a controversial figure, publicly ridiculed and made unwelcome from joining women-led movements like the Time’s Up campaign after condoning and even promoting her father’s polices.

It was even reported last month that the 36-year-old has started exercising in the dark to avoid being recognised and targeted.

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There was a time however when Ivanka wasn’t considered such a divisive figure. In fact, once upon a time, Ivanka Trump boasted a lot of fans, one of whom being the now Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

That’s right. According to Andrew Morton’s new biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, the former Suits actress ‘idolised’ Ivanka Trump, even writing a blog post dedicated to her in her now-discontinued blog, The Tig.

‘Don’t get me started on her jewelry collection: the late-night ‘window shopping’ I have done on my computer, snuggled up in my bed with a glass of wine, staring longingly at the beautiful designs,’ Morton quotes Meghan for having posted on her blog. ‘And there are the shows, the home collection, the clothing and the natural extension of her brand with a kids’ collection — a smart choice given that she is now a proud mama.’

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Meghan’s former post is even said to have referenced that the two women were planning on meeting up for drinks, something the now Duchess of Sussex seemed to be very excited about.

‘When we have drinks, I will make sure I order whatever she does,’ Meghan posted about their potential meeting. ‘Because this woman seems to have the formula for success (and happiness) down pat.’

We don’t know if these drinks ever took place, but we doubt Meghan would write a blog post about the First Daughter and Assistant to the President now!

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Taylor Swift just made a political speech after Trump’s comments about her music

Taylor Swift just made a political speech after Trump’s comments about her music


‘You know what else is voted on by the people? The midterm elections.’

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This week Taylor Swift broke her political silence, voicing her personal views on the subject for the first time ever – and let’s just say it was bad news for the Republican party.

‘I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love,’ Taylor Swift announced, voicing her disapproval of candidate Marsha Blackburn.

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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‘As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me,’ Taylor continued. ‘She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.’

Donald Trump responded and despite once calling the 28-year-old Look What You Made Me Do singer ‘fantastic’, he now seems to have changed his mind.

‘She’s a tremendous woman, I’m sure Taylor Swift doesn’t know anything about her,’ Trump announced this week in response, going on to explain that he likes ‘Taylor’s music about 25% less now’.

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At last night’s American Music Awards, Taylor responded, using her acceptance speech to classily put the focus back on what she deems the most important factor – that people are actually using their voices to vote.

‘This award and every single award given out tonight are voted on by the people,’ Taylor announced to the audience. ‘And you know what else is voted on by the people? The midterm elections on Nov. 6. Get out and vote, and I love you guys’.

Your move, Trump.

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Is the Queen really moving out of Buckingham Palace?

Is the Queen really moving out of Buckingham Palace?


Say it isn’t so!

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Queen Elizabeth is one of the most talked about women in the world, from her bold fashion choices to her hilarious sense of humour.

And from her traditional abode at Buckingham Palace to her trademark white bouffant and little black handbag, the monarch always remain the same.

It has been announced however that one of these is about to change, with Queen Elizabeth reportedly planning to move out of her Buckingham Palace home.

Why? It’s all part of the Buckingham Palace restoration project, overseen by her husband, Prince Philip.

Yes, Buckingham Palace is set to undergo a revamp amounting to £369 million and set to last 10 years. But we can relax a little as it’s not scheduled to take place until 2025.

So while there’s some time to wait, the Queen will be forced to set up camp elsewhere, reportedly being very accommodating about the move, telling aides, ‘Let me know where you would like me to go’.

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But while rumours have been spreading that the monarch might be forced to move out, it has been revealed this week that she might be able to stay in Buckingham Palace during the renovation after all.

‘The Queen is immensely pragmatic and she wants to stay in the palace,’ a source explained, going on to suggest that she will probably be moved to an apartment in a different wing of the palace.

So at least tradition won’t be broken too much – plus we’ve got seven years to get used to it!

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Donald Trump just apologised to Brett Kavanaugh for the sexual misconduct allegations

Donald Trump just apologised to Brett Kavanaugh for the sexual misconduct allegations


And all is wrong in the world.

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The Trump-Kavanaugh scandal has dominated US politics, with the President’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct.

Despite the women’s testimonies and the movement against his removal, Kavanaugh was confirmed this week as Supreme Court Justice – a slap in the face to the brave women who came forward.

Trump spoke out at the time in response to Kavanaugh’s original accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, questioning her historic case for the fact that she didn’t file a police report for years on the alleged attack, and then going on to mock her testimony.

Yes, that is the President of the United States.

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Now to rub salt in the wounds, Donald Trump has publicly apologised to Brett Kavanaugh ‘on behalf of the nation’ and announced that despite a ‘campaign of personal destruction’ that he is blaming his democrat opponents for, Kavanaugh had been ‘proven innocent’.

Unsurprisingly Twitter had a lot to say about the matter, mainly the quote ‘proven innocent’, something many have pointed out to be factually untrue.

‘During Kavanaugh’s swearing-in, Donald Trump just claimed that he was “proven innocent.” This is a lie. There was no trial. Brett Kavanaugh was not proven innocent,’ posted Ryan Knight.

‘Dr. Christine Ford still can’t return to her home. Brett Kavanaugh gets to be on the Supreme Court,’ posted another Twitter user Kaivan Shroff. ‘But sure his life is the one that’s been ruined.’

This is such a dangerous message to send.

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Donald Trump doesn’t want to listen to Taylor Swift songs anymore

Donald Trump doesn’t want to listen to Taylor Swift songs anymore


Cue a Taylor Swift song about the President…

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This week Taylor Swift broke her political silence, taking to social media to announce her stance for the first time ever – and let’s just say it was bad news for the Republican party.

‘I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love,’ Taylor Swift announced, voicing her disapproval of candidate Marsha Blackburn.

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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‘As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me,’ Taylor continued. ‘She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.’

Now, Donald Trump has responded and despite once calling the 28-year-old Look What You Made Me Do singer ‘fantastic’, he now seems to have changed his mind.

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‘She’s a tremendous woman, I’m sure Taylor Swift doesn’t know anything about her,’ Trump announced this week in response, going on to explain that he likes ‘Taylor’s music about 25% less now’.

Shouldn’t Donald Trump be doing other things with his time?

We wouldn’t be surprised if a T.S. song about the President comes out soon.

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Taylor Swift just made her political stance very very clear

Taylor Swift just made her political stance very very clear


And all for a very important reason…

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Taylor Swift is one of the most talked women in the world, with everything from her love life to her girl squad analysed by the public.

It’s hardly surprising therefore that the 28-year-old keeps some aspects of her life close to her chest, among these being her current relationship with Joe Alwyn, her feud with Katy Perry and her political stance.

One of these changed this week however, as the Look What You Made Me Do singer opened up about her political opinions for the first time ever, ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.

‘I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee,’ Taylor posted to her Instagram alongside a black and white photo of herself. ‘In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.’

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Going on to talk about her own political stance, Taylor explained: ‘I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.’

View this post on Instagram

I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Oct 7, 2018 at 4:33pm PDT

‘I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values.’

So who will Taylor be voting for?

‘I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives,’ Taylor explained to her followers. ‘Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.’

She concluded: ‘So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈.’

Well that’s that.

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