LOS ANGELES: As Meghan Markle's gown undergoes final adjustments for her wedding to Prince Harry, her gaffe-prone American family has been sending royal courtiers into a spin by airing its dirty laundry in public. The bride-to-be remains close with divorced parents Tom Markle and Doria Ragland but other relatives have been barred from the May 19 nuptials amid unwelcome stories of bust-ups, heavy drinking – and even an arrest. Markle, who grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Woodland Hills, will be walked up the aisle by Tom, 73, an Emmy-winning Hollywood lighting director of Dutch-Irish descent who is enjoying retired life in Mexico. Around the turn of the century, the future Duchess of Sussex was filmed as an aspiring teen actress by childhood friend Ninaki Priddy discussing her relationship with her father as they drove across LA. "We aren't going to go there," she says on the video – posted to YouTube last year – as they near Tom's Los Angeles home, before adding: … [Read more...] about Royal Wedding: will raucous US in-laws out-sparkle Markle?
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HARARE: A Zimbabwean woman lost her arm after a crocodile attack whilst holidaying with her fiancé wedded days later in a hospital chapel, state media reported Tuesday. Zanele Ndlovu-Fox exchanged vows with her husband Jamie Fox in a hospital chapel before 60 guests in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city. A picture in The Herald showed Ndlovu-Fox decked out in her white wedding gown with her remaining upper right limb covered in a white bandage. The lovers were canoeing along the Zambezi river, near the Victoria Falls, when they were attacked by a crocodile a few days earlier. "The crocodile just jumped out of the water and bit a chunk of my arm together with the side of the boat," Ndlovu-Fox told the newspaper. "The canoe started deflating and it all happened so fast. The crocodile bit me again and pulled me into the water. My husband was thrown out on the opposite side, so the boat was between us." She said her husband and their tour guides wrestled the crocodile which … [Read more...] about Zimbabwe bride weds in hospital after losing arm in croc attack
NEW YORK: Like many Americans, Shirley Lee fell in love with Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry the day they announced their engagement last November.Now she is selling to royal fans worldwide dolls dressed in outfits she designed and made that she thinks Prince Harry and his biracial bride might wear when they walk down the aisle at Windsor Castle in England on May 19.Lee, 64, said that growing up as a black woman she had no royals to look up to."Fifty years ago, when I was a little girl of color, there were never princesses we saw, even though they existed. We didn't see them. Meghan Markle opens up a whole world. She represents an empowered woman, an attractive woman, a smart woman," the New Jersey computer scientist told Reuters Television.Lee admits that Markle's wedding dress is a well-kept secret and that her hand-sewn designs for the dolls are guesses at best."If you look at a lot of her outfits, she's very trendy. I didn't think she would be wearing a lot of poofy … [Read more...] about All dolled up for Britain’s royal wedding
Changing partners in showbiz is as normal as the two faces it represents—laughter and melancholy, extreme emotions brought to audiences of the big and small screens. It is a rarity indeed when a couple stays true to their marriage vows, especially when they have marked four decades of relationship. Or even past their golden anniversary. A living proof that it is possible to have a successful career in show business and politics—at the same time maintain a happy family life—is Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto 3rd. The “Eat, Bulaga!” veteran host and wife, seasoned actress Helen Gamboa, will celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary this year, and are happily preparing for a celebration as they should. As in love as the day he met her, Sotto said that it doesn’t feel like they’ve been together a year short of five decades, notwithstanding the long work hours and the demands of their jobs. Celebrating one of the most enduring couples in … [Read more...] about Tito Sotto and Helen Gamboa to mark 49th wedding anniversary
The foibles and trials of relationships have always made for compelling comedic cinema. From the silent movies of Charlie Chaplin to Judd Apatow-produced films like “Knocked Up” and “The Big Sick,” the romantic comedy genre has evolved with and adapted to each generation. To find out which rom-coms have received the most critical acclaim, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes for its historical ranking of the genre. The site ranked each film by a weighted adjustment of its average critic score to account for variation in the number of reviews each movie received. Here are the 27 best romantic comedy movies of all time, according to critics: 27. “Obvious Child” (2014)Critic score: 90%Adjusted score: 95.757%Audience score: 72%Summary: “A twenty-something comedienne’s unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.”26. … [Read more...] about The 27 best romantic comedy movies of all time, according to critics