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Clooney and Roberts join a cast of Hollywood stars Down Under

George Clooney and Julia Roberts are the latest Hollywood stars to star in a movie shot Down Under, thanks to Australian government funding for big-budget films and the country’s attractively low exposure to the coronavirus pandemic. The couple’s film, ‘Ticket to Paradise’, received a Queensland state grant of A$6.4 million ($4.90 million) to shoot in the Whitsunday Islands and elsewhere in the state this year.

Meghan accuses the British royal family of racism and says ‘didn’t want to be alive’

Meghan, Prince Harry’s wife, has accused the British Royal Family of worrying about their son’s dark skin and pushing her to the brink of suicide, in a revealing TV interview that will send shockwaves through the monarchy. The 39-year-old, whose mother is black and father is white, said she was naive before marrying royalty in 2018 but ended up having suicidal thoughts and considering getting married. self-harm after asking for help but getting none.

Malala partners with Apple to produce dramas, comedies and documentaries

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is expanding her partnership with Apple Inc to produce dramas, children’s series, animations and documentaries to air on the tech giant’s streaming service, the two announced on Monday. actors. Malala, 23, and her new production company Extracurricular join Apple TV+’s growing list of content creators, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Will Smith, Octavia Spencer and Jennifer Aniston, the iPhone maker said in a blog post on her website for International Women’s Day.

Hurtful and upsetting – some Brits sympathize with Meghan over racism

In the blizzard of media coverage of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s TV interview, the thing that stood out for young Londoner Binta Barr was that their son’s skin color had been discussed within the royal family before His birth. Meghan, who has a black mother and a white father, said when she was pregnant with Archie and living as a senior royal in Britain, there were “concerns and conversations” about the darkness of her son’s skin.

UK’s ITV says 12.3 million people tuned in to Meghan and Harry’s interview

More than 12 million people watched the UK broadcast of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Meghan and Prince Harry on Monday night, the royal editor of broadcaster ITV said. Chris Ship said ITV, which aired the two-hour interview a night after it aired in the United States, drew 12.3 million people at the show’s peak, while the entire he show averaged 11 million viewers. ITV spoke to Piers Morgan about Meghan’s coverage, CEO says

A senior executive at British broadcaster ITV spoke to presenter Piers Morgan about his criticism of Prince Harry’s wife Meghan becoming more vocal following her recent interview. Morgan, a former CNN presenter, has long criticized the couple, saying they have harmed the royal family and sought publicity on their own terms without accepting the responsibility and scrutiny that comes with the job.

Meghan’s father says the British royal family is not racist

Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, said on Tuesday he does not think the British royal family is racist and hopes an alleged remark by a family member about Meghan’s son’s dark skin not was just a “dumb question”. Meghan said her now one-year-old son Archie was denied the title of prince because the Royal Family were concerned about “the darkness of his skin when he was born”.

Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview brings huge audience to US TV

Some 17.1 million Americans watched Oprah Winfrey’s explosive television interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, CBS television reported on Monday. CBS said Sunday’s two-hour interview, in which Harry and Meghan accused the royal family of racism and failing to protect them from negative media coverage, drew the biggest audience for any TV special. entertainment since the Oscars TV broadcast in February 2020, which was watched by 23.6 million viewers.

Britain’s royal family remains silent amid crisis over Meghan’s racist allegation

The British monarchy maintained its silence on Tuesday after Meghan and Prince Harry accused a family member of making a racist remark about their son and said she had been alienated to the point of contemplating suicide . Oprah Winfrey’s tell-all TV interview with the couple has dragged the royal family into the biggest crisis since the death of Harry’s mother Diana in 1997, when the family, led by Queen Elizabeth, was widely criticized for his slow response.

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Helen D. Jessen