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Duchess Meghan Takes Her First Royal Trip With The Queen - 

Meghan Markle must have made quite an impression on the Queen; she is on her first solo outing with the monarch.

The Duchess of Sussex is traveling with Queen Elizabeth II on the royal train today for a series of engagements. Their stops include marking the opening of a new bridge over the River Mersey near Liverpool. Markle's trip with the Queen is intended to show how warmly she has been embraced by the royal family.

It showed as the royals sat together to watch a children’s recital. The queen smiled broadly as Markle sat, pantyhose on, with her legs in the now dubbed “duchess pose” sitting position. It was made famous by Princess Diana

Source: People

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AT THE MOVIES THIS WEEKEND:

SUPERFLY (Crime Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.

WHO'S IN IT? Jennifer Morrison, Trevor Jackson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Esai Morales, Jason Mitchell

TRIVIA:

  • Opens Wednesday.
  • The original Superfly came out in 1972 and starred Ron O'Neal.
  • The soundtrack is headed by rapper Future.
  • The original film's soundtrack was written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. 
  • Production on the movie started only five months ago.
  • The budget was $16 million.


THE INCREDIBLES 2 (Animated)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible is left to care for Jack-Jack while his wife is out saving the world.

WHO'S IN IT? Voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini

TRIVIA:

  • The first movie came out in 2004.
  • The sequel takes place three months after the original.
  • Both Incredibles movies were written and directed by Brad Bird. 
  • Samuel L. Jackson's real-life wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, plays his wife in the Incrediblesmovies.

 

TAG (Comedy / Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

WHO'S IN IT? Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Hannibal Buress

TRIVIA:

  • The movie is based on a Wall Street Journal story about a group of men who had spend one month a year for the past 30 years playing tag.
  • Jeremy Renner fractured his right elbow and left wrist doing a stunt for the movie. Though he had to wear casts for the rest of the shoot, these were covered by CGI effects.
  • The movie was originally developed for Will Ferrell and Jack Black.

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ESPN To Honor Fallen Coaches With ESPY - 

ESPN is planning to honor three Florida coaches who died while protecting students during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting.

Scott Beigel, Aaron Feis and Chris Hixon will receive posthumous Best Coach awards at this year's ESPYs ceremony. They were among 17 students and staff killed when a former student opened fire in the Parkland school in February.

Beigel was a teacher and cross-country coach. Feis was a football coach and school security guard, while Hixon was the school's wrestling coach and athletic director. The ESPYs will be held July 18th in Los Angeles.

ESPN vice president Alison Overholt explained, in a press release, that the award breaks with tradition this year, since the coaching honor has "previously gone to coaches who have shown extraordinary leadership of their teams — not for heroism off the field." 

Source: USA Today


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