MEGHAN MARKLE: Sister Says "Everybody Needs to Be Positive” About Royal Pregnancy
Meghan Markle‘s estranged sister has hope the royal's pregnancy will reunite her family.
Meghan's half-sister Samantha Markle and father Thomas Markle have been feuding with the duchess ever since she got engaged to Prince Harry -- but now Samantha tells Britains Sun newspaper Meghan’s pregnancy "just makes everything that happened over the last year disappear. I want Meghan to be happy and calm and have peace. Everybody needs to be positive.”
But she was peeved that the royals didn't include Thomas from the pregnancy announcement. “I would hope that — for the sake of the baby, the family, the world and my dad — that leaving him out of the statement was not intentional. I hope my dad is included and at a proper time. If he is excluded, I won’t be happy.”
A source tells The Sun Thomas learned of the big news before it went public. The insider says, “He thinks Meghan will make a great mom as she is already so maternal. Thomas sees this as a chance to fix the problems between him, Meghan and Harry. He is desperate to be there for his grandchild and wants to play an active role in their life.”
PIPPA MIDDLETON: Gives Birth
Pippa Middleton is a mom.
The sister of Duchess Kate of Cambridge gave birth to a healthy baby boy yesterday (Monday). No name has been released, but he weighed in at eight pounds and nine ounces. Her husband James Matthews was at her side during the delivery.
Pippa gave birth at St. Mary's Hospital in London, where Kate has had her children and where Meghan Markle will likely deliver hers. (USA Today)
Adam Sandler Returns To Standup -
Adam Sandler is coming out with his first stand-up comedy special in over 20 years.
The new special called "100% Fresh" will debut next week on Netflix. Sandler hasn't done a stand-up special since 1996, but unlike that one, the comedian is seen at different venues.
There’s a trailer for the show and it looks like it'll feature some new Sandler comedy songs. "100% Fresh" comes out October 23rd.
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*Idris Elba has joined the movie adaptation of the musical Cats. Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Taylor Swift are also in the cast. (Deadline)
*Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will once again play Ed and Lorraine Warren in the third Annabelle movie. (Variety)
*HLN -- CNN's sister network -- has dumped most of its live programs and will expand its morning show, Morning Express, hosted by Robin Meade, to six hours. (The Hill)
CHRIS PRATT, ANNA FARIS: Sign Off on Divorce
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have signed their divorce papers.
TMZ says the couple will share custody of their 6-year-old son Jack. The property settlement was covered by their prenup.
Anna's lawyer, Laura Wasser, has asked the judge to remove the case from the court system and have a private judge handle the case instead to speed things up.
Chris and Anna announced their separation in August 2017. He's now dating Katherine Schwarzenegger.