TRENDIN': Meghan Markle's Half-Sister Samantha Apologizes

 
  • Meghan Markle's estranged half-sister Samantha recently arrived in London
  • She sat down for an interview with "Jeremy Vine" where she talked about the drama surrounding her family
  • She apologized, kind of, to Meghan, although she defends her family for stirring up trouble after being withheld from the Royal wedding guest list
  • she's not exactly apologizing for selling out her Royal sister for publicity and money or any of her other stunts,  she insists that there is “so much water under the bridge.” 

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KATE MIDDLETON: Family Under Fire for Selling Zombie Princess Costume

For once Meghan Markle's family isn't at the center of a royal scandal. This time it's Kate Middleton's family.

Her parents are under fire for selling a zombie princess costume that some believe is insensitive because of Princess Diana's tragic death in 1997.

Simone Simmons, a friend of Diana's, tells Britain's Daily Star the costume, complete with a blood-covered gown and a tiara was “sicker than sick. I hope people boycott the site. This is really scraping the barrel. It’s twisted and warped.”

The Middletons own an event planning business called Party Pieces. They have since removed the costume from its website.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY 

  • Kelly Ripa
    48 years old - Born 1970
  • Lorraine Bracco
    64 years old - Born 1954
  • Donna Karan (Faske)- She founded fashion brand DKNY
    70 years old - Born 1948
  • (Julius Henry) Groucho Marx
    Born 1890 - Died Aug 19, 1977
  • (Mohandas) Mahatma Gandhi
    Born 1869 - Died Jan 30, 1948

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SHARON OSBOURNE: Leaves Britain's X Factor

Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave Britain's X Factor in the middle of the season after criticizing the series on the Howard Stern Show.

Rumors had been swirling that she was fired after the interview, in which she called contestants “little [poops]” and the show “[bleeping] karaoke.”

But in a statement, she said, “After watching the new season unfold, I’ve seen the new judges finding their rhythm and they are doing brilliantly. Simon [Cowell] was so gracious to find me a spot on the live shows but at this point I really don’t think I’m needed. I wish the show continued success and as much as I love to get my face on TV you will have to do without me this season.”

She signed a three-year deal with The X-Factor in 2016.

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BEN AFFLECK: Pauses Rehab for Church With Ex

Ben Affleck attended church on Sunday with his children and ex, Jennifer Garner, after completing 30 days of rehab.

A source tells People magazine that Ben was "smiling during the outing because the 30-day milestone means he has reason to celebrate."

Despite the outing, the source adds that the star "will be continuing treatment for the foreseeable future. His treatment takes many forms: in patient, outpatient, therapy, classes."

Ben entered rehab on August 22nd for alcohol addiction after his ex-wife staged an intervention.

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Zac Brown Band Tapped For Mickey Mouse’s Birthday Celebration - 

The Zac Brown Band is joining several stars in wishing Mickey Mouse a happy birthday.

Mickey Mouse's 90th Spectacular will air on ABC on November 4th. The two-hour TV special will also feature performances by Meghan Trainor, Leslie Odom Junior, Josh Groban and many more. It will be taped this weekend. 

Source: Nash Country Daily

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NEW TO VIDEO

A prequel and a sequel headline this week's new video releases.

  • We're not sure what Marisa Tomei is doing in The First Purge, an origins story of sorts about how the idea of The Purge came to be. 
  • In Leave No Trace, a father and daughter live in a secluded spot in a park near Portland, Oregon, and have no contact with the outside world -- until their home is revealed. They then set out on a search for a new place to live. Ben Foster and teenager Thomasin McKenzie star.
  • The sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado stars Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin in a story about the escalating drug war along the Mexican border.
  • Three Identical Strangers tells the tale of triplets who were separated at birth but reunite as adults in 1980s New York -- and then learn why they were split up. There are no big names in the cast.

TV that's new to video includes season four of The Good Witch, season four of Shetland, the fifth season of The Originals, the first season of The Resident and season five, volume one of Vikings -- as well as the fifth season of the classic The Beverly Hillbillies and season four of the classic The Love Boat.

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HOLLYWOOD BUZZ

Andie MacDowell returned to the runway at age 60 on Sunday. The actress and model walked for L’Oréal Paris, along with such celebs as Eva Longoria and Elle Fanning. (Page Six)

Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) has been cast as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story, according to Variety. Production will begin next summer.

A  bio-pic about legendary comedian George Carlin is in the works with Moneyball screenwriter Stan Chervin, Variety reports.

FX has renewed Mayans MC, the Sons of Anarchy spinoff, for a second season.

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