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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Adorably Goof Off in Behind-the-Scenes Video of Engagement Interview

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Adorably Goof Off in Behind-the-Scenes Video of Engagement Interview
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle totally get one other.

While the couple came off incredibly poised in their first interview after announcing their engagement on Monday, The Telegraph shared a behind-the-scenes video on Tuesday of the two taking a moment to joke around after the microphones were turned off. 

And while Harry and Meghan's talk of their proposal and undercover relationship was incredibly romantic, these candid moments between the two may be even cuter.

The 36-year-old actress adorably makes animated gestures as the two let off some steam, while Harry makes funny faces of his own. The two don't stop laughing, and by all appearances, are more in love than ever.

During Harry and Meghan's interview with Mishal Husain of BBC News, the two revealed they met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.

"I'd never watched Suits, I'd never heard of Meghan before, and I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room
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Everything We Learned From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Engagement Interview

Everything We Learned From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Engagement Interview
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are revealing intimate details about their sweet relationship.

Hours after news broke that the royal asked the Suits star to marry him, the lovebirds sat down for their first post-engagement interview with Mishal Husain of BBC News.

From the ring to the proposal, Et's breaking everything we learned from their telling discussion!

1. The proposal was low-key.

The 33-year-old royal revealed it all went down "a few weeks ago" as the two were trying to roast a chicken at their cottage at Kensington Palace. 

"She didn't even let me finish [proposing]," Harry explained. "And then there was hugs and I had the ring on my finger. I was like, 'Can I give you the ring?' She was like, 'Oh, yes, the ring!' So, it was a really nice moment. It was just the two of us and I think I might have actually captured her by surprise."

"It just was an
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Prince Harry Says Meghan Markle and Princess Diana Would Have Been 'Thick as Thieves'

Prince Harry Says Meghan Markle and Princess Diana Would Have Been 'Thick as Thieves'
Prince Harry has no doubt that his late mother, Princess Diana, would have loved his fiancee, Meghan Markle.

In Harry and Meghan's first joint interview together on Monday following their big engagement announcement, the 33-year-old royal reflected on how his mother's relationship would have been with Meghan if she was still alive today.

"It would be thick as thieves. Without question," Harry told Mishal Husain of BBC News. "I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, so excited for me. But then she probably would have been best friends with Meghan. So, it is days like today when I really miss having her around. I miss being able to share the happy news. But the ring and with everything else going on, I'm sure she's with us, jumping up and down somewhere."

Harry certainly had his mom on his mind when designing Meghan's engagement ring, which includes two diamonds from Princess Diana's jewelry
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Give First Joint Interview Following Engagement News

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Give First Joint Interview Following Engagement News
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are beyond excited to tie the knot!

Just a few hours after news broke on Monday that the royal asked the Suits star to marry him, the two gave their first post-engagement interview with Mishal Husain of BBC News.

"It happened a few weeks ago," Prince Harry confirmed. "It was a really nice moment. It was just the two of us."

"Just an amazing surprise," Markle added. "It was so sweet, natural and very romantic."

After gushing about how the proposal went down, Markle explained what it's been like transitioning from Hollywood to Kensington Palace -- and how the two first met!

"It was definitely a setup," Markle explained. "It was a blind date."

"We were introduced by a mutual friend," Harry added. "We met once and then twice, back-to-back, two dates in London, last July. I think about three, maybe four weeks later, I managed to persuade her to come join me
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Share Proposal Details: 'It Was a Cozy Night, We Were Roasting Chicken'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Share Proposal Details: 'It Was a Cozy Night, We Were Roasting Chicken'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are sharing the sweet details of the royal’s proposal — and it was “very” romantic!

The newly-engaged couple sat down for their first-ever joint interview together on Monday, just like Prince William and Kate Middleton did following the news of their engagement in November 2010.

According to the couple, the proposal happened a few weeks ago at their cottage in Kensington Palace.

“It was a cozy night,” Meghan told the BBC. “We were roasting chicken. It was just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got down on one knee.
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Tennis Star Andy Murray and Wife Kim Welcome Second Daughter

Tennis Star Andy Murray and Wife Kim Welcome Second Daughter
Andy Murray is a new dad once again!

The English tennis icon and his wife, Kim Sears Murray, have welcomed their second child.

The cute couple, who tied the knot in April 2015, celebrated the arrival of their baby daughter "a couple of weeks ago," BBC News reports.

The proud parents welcomed their first child, daughter Sophia, in February 2016.

Photos: Oh, Baby! Celeb Birth Announcements

The news of the couple's new bundle of joy surfaced a day after the 30-year-old tennis star returned to the court for a charity tennis match against Roger Federer.

The event marked the first time he's played publicly since suffering a hip injury in July during his match against Sam Querrey at Wimbledon.

News: Prince William and Kate Middleton Cheer Andy Murray at Wimbledon

Murray's grandmother, Shirley Erskine, said she was "delighted" about the new baby, while speaking with the BBC, adding that she was "looking forward to a cuddle."

"All’s well, which
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Two Under 2! Tennis Star Andy Murray Welcomes Second Daughter with Wife Kim

Two Under 2! Tennis Star Andy Murray Welcomes Second Daughter with Wife Kim
Love all — Andy Murray is a dad again!

The English tennis star’s wife Kim Sears Murray has given birth to the couple’s second child, a girl, BBC News reports. The couple’s new bundle of joy joins big sister Sophia Olivia, 21 months.

Of the newborn’s arrival “a couple of weeks ago,” Murray’s grandmother Shirley Erskine told BBC News that she was “delighted,” adding, “All’s well, which is the main thing … She’s a little playmate for Sophia, who I’m sure will be equally thrilled.”

Murray’s rep did not respond to a request for comment.
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Emma Thompson says ‘Hollywood can and must change’ in Wake of Harvey Weinstein

Emma Thompson says ‘Hollywood can and must change’ in Wake of Harvey Weinstein
Updated Oct. 13: Producer Stephen Woolley reacts to Thompson interview, talks about Weinstein

Emma Thompson has called on Hollywood to heed the lessons of the Harvey Weinstein saga and said many opportunities were missed to bring his actions to wider attention.

In a lengthy interview with BBC news program “Newsnight,” the British actor (“Nanny McPhee”) said the allegations against Weinstein did not come as a shock.

“I didn’t know about these things but they don’t surprise me at all and they are endemic to the system anyway,” she said. “What I find extraordinary is that this man is at the top of a very particular iceberg. He’s a Predator. What he is top of the ladder of, is a system of harassment and belittling and bullying and interference.”

She said she had angry run-ins with Weinstein when negotiating over “Nanny McPhee” rights, and applauded the women who have spoken out against the Hollywood producer
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Trump Says ‘We’ll Be Talking About Gun Laws as Time Goes By’ — How His Gun Control Views Have Shifted over the Years

Trump Says ‘We’ll Be Talking About Gun Laws as Time Goes By’ — How His Gun Control Views Have Shifted over the Years
In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history that killed 59 people and injured 527 in Las Vegas, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. will “be talking about gun laws as time goes by.”

Also asked about a pending, controversial gun bill that would loosen restrictions on purchasing gun silencers, the president repeated, “We’ll talk about that later.”

His comments come after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed questions about gun control during Monday’s press briefing, saying now is not the time to “discuss policy.”

Trump has already talked a
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Russell Brand Marries Laura Gallacher, Mother of Their Child

Russell Brand Marries Laura Gallacher, Mother of Their Child
Russell Brand is a married man once more. The 42-year-old British actor and comedian married fiancée Laura Gallacher, the 30-year-old mother of their baby, in England Saturday. The two had dated on and off for a few years before getting engaged in 2016. Brand announced the news on his Radio X podcast, saying "I'm living a married life now...I'm domestic," BBC News reported, adding that he also told listeners he got his nose hairs waxed for the first time for the wedding. Brand and Gallacher tied the knot in front of about 100 family members and friends, including his Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-star Jason Segel...
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Naomi Alderman Wins Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for “The Power”

Naomi Alderman: naomialderman.com

This year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has gone to Naomi Alderman. The “Disobedience” author took home the prize — a bronze statuette called a Bessie — and £30,000 (about $38,750 Usd) for her feminist sci-fi novel “The Power,” BBC News reports. The book takes place in a dystopian world “in which women have developed the ability to give electric shocks at will.”

“One of the ideas of the novel is that women — if we could be in a position to physically hurt people — would be all lovely all the time,” Alderman said in an interview with BBC News. “I think that in itself is something of a patronizing idea.” She added, “Given that women can be CEOs how did we ever end up in a position when we thought they couldn’t? The answer seemed to be to be very much tied up with violence.”

Introduced in 1996, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is an annual award for “the best novel of the year written in English by a female author,” BBC details. Previous winners include Helen Dunmore, Zadie Smith, Ali Smith, Lionel Shriver, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

“The women’s movement is more vital to me than any other utility that might come into my house,” Alderman emphasized as she accepted her Bessie. “The support and power of other women has been more vital to me than electricity.”

“The Power” isn’t just making waves in the literary world. According to the source, a series adaptation of Alderman’s novel is in the works at Sister Pictures (“Broadchurch”). The author is set to pen the series, which will “expand” on the novel’s storylines.

“The Lessons” and “The Liars’ Gospel” are among Alderman’s other books. She penned “Borrowed Time,” a “Doctor Who” spin-off novel in 2011 and “would love to write for ‘Doctor Who’ on the telly” as well.

A film based on Alderman’s 2006 novel “Disobedience” is expected to hit theaters later this year. Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in the story about a woman named Ronit (Weisz) who returns to her Orthodox Jewish community for her father’s funeral. She eventually enters into a romantic relationship with her childhood friend (McAdams), who happens to be married to Ronit’s cousin. “Gloria’s” Sebastian Lelio directed the project and wrote the script with Rebecca Lenkiewicz (“Ida”).

Naomi Alderman Wins Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for “The Power” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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This is immense: Baahubali 2's USA and UK box office report by BBC

What more can the South Indian film industry ask for, after the world famous BBC News channel carrying a news video about Baahubali 2?

 

Yes, the much acclaimed international television channel confirmed that the Rajamouli directorial stands in the third place at the USA box office in its opening weekend. They also added that the film has managed to get a place in the top 10 rankings at the UK box office.

BBC's special correspondent from South Asia said that Baahubali 2 has given all the Indian films, the confidence to compete with Hollywood films.
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Andrew Marr webchat – your questions answered on Brexit, the BBC and the Beatles

The writer and broadcaster weighed in on everything from driverless cars and the odds of Scottish independence to his controversial interview with Marine Le Pen

1.57pm BST

Thanks to Marr for joining us, and thank you to everyone who posted questions.

Thanks for all the questions – I hope I've managed to answer a fair range of the topics that you've raised. However angry you are with me, try us again one Sunday morning, and don't forget, The History of Modern Britain - post-Brexit edition! Goodbye, and good luck.

1.56pm BST

Shanvaus asks:

Do you believe that the UK would gain from a significant push towards placing more economic power in the hands of the regions post-Brexit? Would an economic treaty incorporating Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the EU but linked politically to the UK work?

Yes. I think London is grossly overheated and other parts of the country under-resourced and supported.
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Sally Wainwright Win Big at Royal Television Society Awards

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in “Fleabag

Here’s some happy news about two very dark shows: writer-creators Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) and Sally Wainwright (“Happy Valley”) were the big winners at last night’s Royal Television Society (Rts) Awards, BBC News reports.

Waller-Bridge accepted the Breakthrough and Best Comedy Writer prizes, and Wainwright received Best Drama Writer and the Judges’ Award. “Happy Valley,” a crime drama starring Sarah Lancashire, was also honored with the Rts Drama Series award.

Fleabag,” which was recently renewed for a second season, is set in London and centers on a self-destructive young woman (Waller-Bridge) who owns a guinea pig-themed café. “I really wanted to hide a tragedy in a comedy and I really wanted to trick people,” Waller-Bridge has said. “I love the idea of disarming an audience through comedy and making them feel safe, and in turn making them vulnerable to twists and turns that they might not be expecting from a character.”

Waller-Bridge previously wrote and starred in “Crashing” about a group of twentysomethings using an old hospital as apartments. She is also working on BBC America’s “Killing Eve,” which centers on Eve, a fiercely intelligent security services operative who dreams of leaving her desk job behind to be a spy, and Villanelle, an elegant and proficient murderer. Waller-Bridge will serve as showrunner on the series.

Wainwright is keeping busy as well. Her new series about trailblazing landowner Anne Lister, “Shibden Hall,” will be produced by Lookout Point for BBC One and co-produced with HBO. Wainwright also wrote and directed the TV movie “To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters.” Premiering March 26 on PBS, “To Walk Invisible” follows sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne (Finn Atkins, Chloe Pirrie, and Charlie Murphy) as they face “numerous obstacles to write some of the greatest novels in the English language.”

Julie Walters was honored at the Rts awards with the Lifetime Achievement award. “I simply can’t thank all the amazing people I have elbowed out of the way to get where I am,” Walters quipped as she picked up the prize. Probably best known as Mrs. Weasley from the “Harry Potter” films, the actress has appeared in the Hulu series “National Treasure,” “Brooklyn,” and “Brave.” Walters will next be seen in “Mary Poppins Returns.”

Finally, Sophie Okonedo was named Best Female Actor for her work in “Undercover.” The drama miniseries centers on lawyer Maya Cobbina (Okonedo), who “returns to Britain to become the first black Director of Public Prosecutions,” according to its synopsis. After accepting the position, “she begins to suspect that everything she knew about the man she has been married to for the past 20 years (Adrian Lester) is a lie.”

Okonedo received an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actress in 2005 for her role in “Hotel Rwanda.” Her other credits include “The Hollow Crown,” “The Escape Artist,” and “After Earth.”

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Sally Wainwright Win Big at Royal Television Society Awards was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Red Carpet Interviews: The 2017 Into Film Awards – Charles Dance, Amma Asante, Sophie Cookson & more

Author: Jon Lyus

Yesterday the 2017 Into Film Awards brought together some of the brightest new young filmmakers in the UK to celebrate their achievements, and promote the ongoing commitment to teaching film in schools. Many of the young filmmakers walked the red carpet before the ceremony, rubbing shoulders with some of our finest actors, directors and producers, and we were able to speak to many of them.

Eddie Redmayne, Daniel Craig, Amma Asante and Charles Dance were among those attending the event, and our collection of interviews are below. The great work Into Film undertakes to promote film education is second to none. Supported by the BFI and the National Lottery there is much to celebrate here, and we wish them well on their continuing adventure.

Scott Davis and Dave Sztypuljak were on the red carpet yesterday to speak with the new stars of the British Film Industry. Here’s how they got on…
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Taylor Swift to Release New Album in 2017? Ed Sheeran Thinks So

Taylor Swift to Release New Album in 2017? Ed Sheeran Thinks So
Will Taylor Swift fans receive a special present this holiday season? Bff and fellow singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran thinks she will drop a new album by the end of the year. Swift has not commented. Sheeran himself is releasing his new album, Divide, Friday. "I think this year is going to be the high point. I have a feeling about it. Seventeen is my lucky number, and everyone I was scared of releasing of albums around me released them all last year—people like Beyoncé and The Weekend and Bruno Mars," Sheeran told BBC News in an interview posted Thursday. "Taylor [Swift] isn't going to be releasing until probably the end of this year—Christmas is the smartest...
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'Sherlock' exec, BFI CEO among winners at Women In Film & TV awards

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Beryl Vertue, Amanda Nevill and Nina Gold were among winners at the annual London event.

Hartswood Films founder and Sherlock executive producer Beryl Vertue, Cbe, has won the Eon Lifetime Achievement Award at the 26th annual Women In Film & TV awards in London.

Vertue’s career has spanned almost 50 years during which time she has worked on shows including Up Pompeii, Steptoe and Son, Men Behaving Badly and Coupling as well as recent BBC hit Sherlock. She was presented with the award by the show’s star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Cumberbatch said: “It is an absolute honour to be able to present The Eon Lifetime Achievement Award to the wonderful Beryl Vertue. We have known each other a long time and not only have I had the pleasure of working with her but I’m very lucky to know her and call such a brilliant woman, my friend.”

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'Sherlock', BFI execs among winners at Women In Film & TV awards

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Beryl Vertue, Amanda Nevill and Nina Gold were among winners at the annual London event.

Hartswood Films founder and Sherlock executive producer Beryl Vertue, Cbe, has won the Eon Lifetime Achievement Award at the 26th annual Women In Film & TV awards in London.

Vertue’s career has spanned almost 50 years during which time she has worked on shows including Up Pompeii, Steptoe and Son, Men Behaving Badly and Coupling as well as recent BBC hit Sherlock. She was presented with the award by the show’s star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Cumberbatch said: “It is an absolute honour to be able to present The Eon Lifetime Achievement Award to the wonderful Beryl Vertue. We have known each other a long time and not only have I had the pleasure of working with her but I’m very lucky to know her and call such a brilliant woman, my friend.”

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'Sherlock' exec among winners at Women In Film & TV awards

  • ScreenDaily
Beryl Vertue, Amanda Nevill and Nina Gold were among winners at the annual London event.

Hartswood Films founder and Sherlock executive producer Beryl Vertue, Cbe, has won the Eon Lifetime Achievement Award at the 26th annual Women In Film & TV awards in London.

Vertue’s career has spanned almost 50 years during which time she has worked on shows including Up Pompeii, Steptoe and Son, Men Behaving Badly and Coupling as well as recent BBC hit Sherlock. She was presented with the award by the show’s star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Cumberbatch said: “It is an absolute honour to be able to present The Eon Lifetime Achievement Award to the wonderful Beryl Vertue. We have known each other a long time and not only have I had the pleasure of working with her but I’m very lucky to know her and call such a brilliant woman, my friend.”

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BBC needs to decide what its news channels are for

Failing to merge 24-hour BBC News with World News has left us with two weaker channels, rather than one good one with a clear purpose

The decision not to merge the BBC News channel and BBC World News after all is , well… a classic BBC dither. One not made any better by inflicting more cuts on both, so that we get two more enfeebled channels rather than a single strong one. And the dithering gets worse when you look at what’s really involved.

Corporation strategists have long — and sometimes publicly — maintained that TV 24-hour news is a brief and now dying invention. Who needs it when the news is actually available day in and night out on a smartphone in your back pocket? At the very least the BBC could stop cluttering both channels with 15-minute mini-features and concentrate on putting out simple, repetitive bulletins in Sky style. There
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