PRINCE ANDREW KICKED FROM THE FIRM
Prince Andrew may still be a ‘prince’ in name, but that’s about it. In the wake of this week’s ruling in his sex abuse case, Queen Elizabeth II has stripped Andrew of his military titles and royal patronages. In a statement, Buckingham Palace says that the Duke of York will defend his civil lawsuit for sexual assault as a private citizen.
"With the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen,” the statement explains. “The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen."
So no more official use of “His Royal Highness,” no more “HRH”…though he’s still the Duke of York. For the record, it’s the same deal as Harry and Meghan – Andrew retains his title HRH, but can’t use it.
KANYE BEING INVESTIGATED FOR ASSAULT IN LA
Kanye West is accused of punching someone outside a nightclub in downtown Los Angeles in the wee hours of yesterday morning. Sources said he told a group of people gathered outside the Soho Warehouse not to take pictures and said something about them not understanding what he's going through right now. When someone replied that it's okay, we all go through family stuff, Ye allegedly served him a two-piece punch set – one in the head and one in the neck.
Video obtained by TMZ shows that Kim Kardashian’s soon-to-be ex-husband yelling at a woman while a man lays on the ground. He’s telling her to get away from him, but she’s trying to calm him down, and says that she’s his family. Sources say she’s his cousin.
Meanwhile, the alleged victim – who reportedly refused medical treatment at the scene—filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department, and the incident is being investigated as a possible misdemeanor battery. So far, no arrests or citations have been announced.
Source:ABC 7 Los Angeles
PRIYANKA CHOPRA ADDRESSES IG NAME CHANGE
Last November, the Internet went wild after Priyanka Chopra changed her Insta and Twitter handles from @PriyankaChopraJonas to @PriyankaChopra. She's now opening up abut it, calling the online reaction a "professional hazard." But she also shared that it left her feeling a bit blue.
Priyanka opened up, saying, "It's a very vulnerable feeling, actually, that if I post a picture, everything that's behind me in that picture is going to be zoomed in on, and people are going to speculate, Because of the noise of social media, because of the prevalence that it has in our lives, I think it seems a lot larger than it is. I think that we give it a lot more credence in real life, and I don't think it needs that."
Nick also opened up about it saying, "We both know that public life is something that comes with what we do,. But we've set real boundaries around our personal lives, our privacy, and worked really hard to create that little safe haven for ourselves with our friends and family."
She did share that the two are still together and planning for the future. Priyanka said that starting a family was "a big part" of their dreams and said that "by God's grace, when it happens, it happens." She also shared she's totally OK with slowing down their careers to raise a child, saying, "I'm okay with that. We're both okay with that."
Source: Vanity Fair