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Awkward Ellen’s uncomfortable Oprah Winfrey interview

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Following the announcement that </span><a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/ellen-sensationally-quits"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ellen DeGeneres will quit her talk show</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> after 18 months of scandal, a question from Oprah Winfrey left her speechless.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres show, Oprah mostly avoided bombshell questions, instead asking questions like “How are you actually feeling? How are you </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">really</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> feeling?” of her friend of over 25 years.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Winfrey also ignored the many allegations of bullying, misconduct, and a toxic workplace environment that have plagued </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Ellen Show</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> recently.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It wasn’t until Oprah brought up one topic that the very real differences between the two stars was revealed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ellen appeared visibly uncomfortable as Oprah spoke about the guilt she felt finishing </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Oprah Winfrey Show</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in 2011 after 25 seasons and the knowledge that the decision would affect the huge team of employees that had “built their financial life” on the show continuing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When you have a large staff as you do, as I did, that staff becomes your family. These are your tribe; these are your people. You would not be who you are without those people doing the work that a lot of people don’t recognise is going on behind the scenes,” Oprah said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You often don’t think, as I often didn’t think, when you’re looking at people: Car insurance, mortgages, college educations being paid … for everybody on that staff, they have built their financial life, their family life, based on this show,” she continued.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“For me that was hard too.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ellen couldn’t hide her discomfort by that point, looking off camera and fidgeting with her hands.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Staying silent, Oprah moved the conversation along and the show soon went to a commercial break.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.53846153846155px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841216/ellen.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6d1acee106b24fc5869c4b2c48707b0a" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At another point in the interview, Oprah told her friend she expected she would “miss the camaraderie of the audience” once </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Ellen Show</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> wraps up next year, and asked Ellen what it had been like telling the crew.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It was hard,” Ellen said. “There were tears … It was really hard.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I DO love everyone here, we DO have a relationship … I wanted to give them a year to celebrate with me and stay with me.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But just hours after Ellen’s announcement, former producer Hedda Muskat slammed the host in an </span><a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/tv/she-was-not-holding-back-former-ellen-producer-s-parting-shot"><span style="font-weight: 400;">explosive interview with </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sunrise</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Muskat was one of the first producers hired during the show’s debut season and claimed viewers had finally “woken up” to Ellen’s true nature.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The viewers have spoken. Her ratings have been in the toilet for a long time now. Her show has not been fun, it has not been interesting, and she’s not really ‘stepping down’ - the viewers fired her,” she said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When asked what she thought DeGeneres should do after her show comes to an end, Muskat said her former employer should “work on a farm with all of the animals and the pets and the dogs and the cows and the pigs because she can relate to animals far more than she does with people.”</span></p> <p><strong>Image credits: YouTube</strong></p>

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Friends is back 17 years later!

<p>A Friends reunion special at HBO Max is finally coming after being long-delayed.</p> <p><em>Friends: The Reunion</em><span> </span>will debut on HBO Max on May 27.</p> <p>The special show will debut exactly one year after it was originally set to hit the stream service.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the program had to be delayed multiple times due to production shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p><em>Friends: The Reunion</em><span> </span>was originally set to film in February 2020 but was only able to begin filming in April.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CO0h9nnnNwi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CO0h9nnnNwi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Lisa Kudrow (@lisakudrow)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Familiar faces are set to hit<span> </span><em>Friends</em><span> </span>including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer.</p> <p>The iconic group returned to the iconic comedy's original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank.</p> <p>Variety reported in 2020 that each of the six stars were paid at least US$2.5 million (approx. $3.2 million) for participating in the special.</p> <p>A number of A-listers are also set to appear in<span> </span><em>Friends: The Reunion<span> </span></em>including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, Cara Delevingne, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon Lady Gaga, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck and Malala Yousafzai.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841218/lisa-kurow.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ca1fc73db260413ca66c3350da7689e6" /></p> <p>The special was directed by Ben Winston.</p> <p>The executive producers included Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane.</p> <p>While the exact cost of WarnerMedia keeping the rights to the original<span> </span><em>Friends<span> </span></em>is not disclosed, reports suggest the streaming service is paying US$400 million (approx. $518 million).</p>

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"She was NOT holding back": Former Ellen producer's parting shot

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in element-type-p"> <p>A former producer on<span> </span><em>The Ellen Show</em><span> </span>didn't hold back and slammed Ellen on a breakfast talk show just hours after Ellen announced her final season.</p> <p>Ellen confirmed that she is ending her talk show after an intense year of bullying claims and toxic workplace allegations.</p> <p>Former producer Hedda Muskat said that the show's demise came because viewers have "woken up" to Ellen's true nature.</p> <p>“The viewers have spoken. Her ratings have been in the toilet for a long time now. Her show has not been fun, it has not been interesting, and she’s not really ‘stepping down’ - the viewers fired her.”</p> <p>Muskat said she was one of the show's first hires back in 2003, claiming that Ellen loved "kissing ass with celebrities" and "despised" the non-celebrity human interest guests that Muskat provided.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">"She’s not really stepping down, the viewers fired her"<br /><br />Former The Ellen DeGeneres Show Producer <a href="https://twitter.com/heddamuskat?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HeddaMuskat</a> delivers a fiery spray against the comedian after she announced the end of her long-running talk show. <a href="https://t.co/Co7wOUAkkj">pic.twitter.com/Co7wOUAkkj</a></p> — Sunrise (@sunriseon7) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/1392607321293869060?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 12, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>“She really was not in a position to interview real people because she really couldn’t carry a conversation with them,” she said.</p> <p>“This is not ‘bah humbug’ on my end, because I just did my job and went home, but I feel that for the guests it was bad goodwill for them. They just really were not able to connect with her.”</p> <p>Ellen plans on sitting down with talk show titan Oprah Winfrey on tomorrow's episode of<span> </span><em>The Ellen Show</em><span> </span>to discuss her decision to quit, which is another move Muskat slammed.</p> <p>“Frankly, I am very disappointed that Oprah is lowering herself to interview Ellen,” she told the hosts.</p> <p>“Oprah can interview kings and queens, I love Oprah … and for her to interview Ellen, it’s like, why? Who cares about Ellen anymore?”</p> <p>The talk show hosts were left in shock, with David Koch and Natalie Barr asking the former producer what she thought Ellen had planned next.</p> <p>“I’d like to see her work on a farm where she can relate with all of the animals and the pets and the dogs and the cows and the pigs because if you can relate to animals far more than she does with people,” she said, prompting shocked laughter from the<span> </span><em>Sunrise</em><span> </span>hosts.</p> <p>“I was not able to have any connection with her, make any eye contact, and here is the thing: It’s not just me or three of us, there were over 100 employees over the 19 years that walk away with this sickened feeling about working there.</p> <p>“As much as I loved my job as a booker and producer, I was almost relieved when I got fired... I wanted to take a shower, it was like a whole new dawn. I don’t feel like she has the trust anymore of the viewers, and so I don’t think she is going to come back anytime soon.”</p> <p>Barr joked that Muskat didn't hold back, saying "she went for it then".</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Morning show host mistakenly announces Queen's death

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in element-type-p"> <p>UK TV presenter Alastair Campbell made an accidental slip up on live TV that left fans surprised.</p> <p>Campbell accidentally mentioned that Queen Elizabeth had died during a<span> </span><em>Good Morning Britain</em><span> </span>interview about grief.</p> <p>"We've talked a lot about Prince Philip after the death of the Queen…," Campbell said at the start of the segment before quickly realising what he said.</p> <p>"Can I just say, Susanna, I think I may have accidentally announced the death of the Queen. I meant Prince Philip," he clarified.</p> <p>Campbell is filling in after the abrupt departure of Piers Morgan on the breakfast show.</p> <p>He quickly apologised when the camera came back onto him and his co-host Susanna Reid was reassuring him viewers knew it was a slip up.</p> <p>"People knew exactly what you meant," she said.</p> <p>The slip up quickly made it onto Twitter, where viewers were posting about it.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/GMB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@GMB</a> .<a href="https://twitter.com/campbellclaret?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@campbellclaret</a> accidentally announces death of the queen! (He did apologise) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrincePhilip?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PrincePhilip</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/queen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#queen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gmb?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#gmb</a> 😉 Queen calls up GMB to confirm she is still very much alive! 👸 <a href="https://t.co/XXmCbdoHBQ">pic.twitter.com/XXmCbdoHBQ</a></p> — Janet Willicott FRSPH FBII ACIEH MEHBEA MBESA BHRC (@janetwillicott) <a href="https://twitter.com/janetwillicott/status/1392382272427397121?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 12, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>"According to Alistair Campbell the Queen died," one person tweeted with shocked face emojis.</p> <p>"Did he say Death of the Queen then??" another asked.</p> <p>Campell seems to be taking it in stride, joking that the slip up had gone international with the following tweet.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Oh God. The exhaustion gaffe has gone global. THE QUEEN IS ALIVE!!! <a href="https://t.co/2bgd0ZamXQ">https://t.co/2bgd0ZamXQ</a></p> — ALASTAIR CAMPBELL (@campbellclaret) <a href="https://twitter.com/campbellclaret/status/1392599941852323842?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 12, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>"Oh god, the exhaustion gaffe has gone global. THE QUEEN IS ALIVE!!!" he joked.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Prince Harry's new project with Oprah revealed

<p>Prince Harry said "we're all human" as he opened up about "unresolved traumas" ahead of his upcoming TV series on mental health with Oprah Winfrey.</p> <p>The Me You Can't See will air on May 21 on Apple TV+ after facing delays due to the couple's departure from the royal family and COVID restrictions.</p> <p>The highly anticipated date was announced today, with the Duke of Sussex saying he hopes his latest project shows "there is power in vulnerability".</p> <p>“We are born into different lives, brought up in different environments, and as a result are exposed to different experiences,” he said.</p> <p>“But our shared experience is that we are all human.</p> <p>“The majority of us carry some form of unresolved trauma, loss, or grief, which feels — and is — very personal.</p> <p>“Yet the last year has shown us that we are all in this together and my hope is that this series will show there is power in vulnerability, connection in empathy and strength in honesty.”</p> <p>Harry co-created and executive produced the series with Oprah Winfrey.</p> <p>According to a statement ahead of the series, the pair are set to “guide honest discussions about mental health and emotional wellbeing” while opening up about “their own mental health journeys and struggles” throughout the series.</p> <p>They have also partnered with 14 experts and organisations to “shed light on different pathways to treatment”.</p> <p>Oprah said: “Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion and honesty.</p> <p>“Our series aims to spark that global conversation.”</p> <p>A number of celebrities and mental health advocates will join them, with Lady Gaga and actress Glenn Close expected to chat to Harry about their experiences.</p> <p>The series will see Oprah and Harry speak to different people from around the world who are facing mental health challenges.</p> <p>They will address their emotional wellbeing, while trying to “destigmatise a highly misunderstood subject and give hope to viewers”.</p> <p>Speaking to CBS about the project earlier this year, Oprah explained: “I asked [Prince Harry] the question, ‘What do you think are the most important issues facing the world right now?’ and he said there are two.</p> <p>“He said climate change and mental wellness, mental fitness and mental health. As you know, he’s spoken about his own issues and what he went through after his mother died and how being able to talk about it has benefited him.</p> <p>“So it’s a passion of his and, at the end of the conversation, I said, ‘Oh, I’m going to be doing this thing with Apple’.</p> <p>“‘It’s a big concern of mine too and I want to try to erase the stigma,’ and he said at the end of the conversation, ‘If there’s anything I can do to help’.”</p>

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"Heartbreakingly devastating": Body language expert speaks out about Prince Philip's funeral

<p>Dr Louise Mahler has casted her expert eye over every movement made by the royal family at Prince Philip's funeral.</p> <p>Mahler told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/the-morning-show" target="_blank"><em>The Morning Show</em></a><span> </span>the public was banned from attending and was able to easily read people due to the 30 mourners allowed in the Chapel.</p> <p>“Any little thing stood out dramatically,” she said.</p> <p>Mahler said that the Queen's heartbreak over losing her husband of 73 years was devastating.</p> <p>“She was hunched, she was slightly unstable on her feet, she seemed to be favouring one side,” she said of the moment the Queen arrived at the Chapel.</p> <p>“She was covered, she had her head down so we didn’t really see her face at all,” Mahler said.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">From the Queen's heartbreak to Prince Harry's nerves and the Duchess of Cambridge's 'genius' act - we asked body language expert Dr Louise Maher to dissect the royal family at Prince Philip's funeral. <a href="https://t.co/sn9zJ74e9x">pic.twitter.com/sn9zJ74e9x</a></p> — The Morning Show (@morningshowon7) <a href="https://twitter.com/morningshowon7/status/1383948225472651266?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 19, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>“It was just heartbreakingly devastating to watch.”</p> <p>Duchess Kate was also a part of a major moment between Prince Harry and Prince William as the brothers came face to face for the first time in a year.</p> <p>“She never moved her head from Harry, she had his attention, she kept the conversation just about the funeral,” she explained.</p> <p>“She kept his attention and made it very easy for William just to have a little word in about the funeral and nothing else.”</p> <p>“Kate kept that attention, kept that energy and kept that focus.”</p> <p>“It was genius at work really under enormously stressful situation.”</p>

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Downton Abbey sequel announced

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Downton Abbey fans are thrilled as a second movie has been announced with all the original cast returning.</p> <p>The film began production last week and is set to be released in theatres on December 22, 2021.</p> <p>The plotline for the sequel is yet to be revealed.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">We're thrilled to announce that Julian Fellowes and the entire Downton cast are back for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DowntonAbbey2?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DowntonAbbey2</a>, with Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West joining!<br /><br />See the film in theaters this Christmas. <a href="https://t.co/OHopFgzqiM">pic.twitter.com/OHopFgzqiM</a></p> — Downton Abbey (@DowntonAbbey) <a href="https://twitter.com/DowntonAbbey/status/1384121359882588168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 19, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><em>Downton Abbey<span> </span></em>originally ran as a wildly popular TV series for six seasons between 2010 and 2015 before the initial film came out in 2019.</p> <p>The initial film followed a royal visit to the Crawley family and Dowton staff from the King and Queen of England.</p> <p>Producer Gareth Neame said that the new film would give fans something to look forward to at the end of a difficult year.</p> <p>“After a very challenging year with so many of us separated from family and friends, it is a huge comfort to think that better times are ahead and that next Christmas we will be re-united with the much beloved characters of<span> </span><em>Downton Abbey</em>,” he wrote.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Prince Philip’s funeral pulls in more viewers than Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview

<p><span>Prince Philip's funeral garnered more than two million more people in the UK than Prince Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.</span><br /><br /><span>The service was held at Windsor Castle on Saturday and was broadcast to the entire world.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840793/new-project-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/43f2c66ee29b4950bfc2767e21407258" /><br /><span>For viewers in the UK, saying a final goodbye to Prince Philip was more important than tuning in to Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.</span><br /><br /><span>The service was shown on three networks in the UK with 11 million people watching on the BBC, 2.1 million on ITV, and around 450,000 on Sky.</span><br /><br /><span>Prince Philip's service was also given airtime on the radio and YouTube.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840794/new-project-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2bb49189e632408fb032e0d025973c75" /><br /><br /><span>When ITV aired Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah on March 8, the peak audience reached 12.4 million.</span><br /><br /><span>In 2002, the Queen Mother’s funeral was watched by 10.4 million in the UK.</span><br /><br /><span>32 million tuned in to the 1997 funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.</span><br /><br /><span>The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral had just 30 guests due to COVID-19 restrictions.</span><br /><br /><span>It is the first time since the passing of Prince Philip that the Queen has been seen.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840792/new-project-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b1ad780f19c1429f8fd24eb44fe10b52" /><br /><br /><span>It also marked Harry’s return to England after he relocated to California with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and son Archie.</span></p>

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How to watch Prince Phillip’s funeral from Australia

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The funeral of Prince Philip will be held on Saturday at Windsor Castle in a small service that will be closed to the public.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The service, open only to the family of the Duke of Edinburgh, will take place in St George’s Chapel following his passing on Friday.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Australians can view Prince Philip’s funeral service from 9.30pm AEST on Saturday, April 17 on 7news.com.au, Channel 7, and 7plus or 11pm AEST on Channel 9 and 9Now.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A live stream of the service will also be available on </span><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="https://7news.com.au/">7news.com.au</a></span></span><span><a href="https://7news.com.au/"></a></span>, or you can follow live updates from 7NEWS throughout the evening.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNsqPgOHEyB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNsqPgOHEyB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coverage will be led by 7NEWS Europe Bureau Chief Hugh Witfeld from outside St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the Queen and Royal family members will pay their final respects.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Joining him will be BBC broadcaster and royal expert, Angela Rippon CBE, and </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sunrise</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">’s royal editor, Rob Jobson.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The following day, Sunday, April 18, Prince Philip’s funeral service will be replayed from 10am on 7TWO.</span></p> <p><strong>Broadcast times on Channel 7 and 7plus</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For those in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide, you can watch 7NEWS Special Coverage of Prince Philip’s funeral from 5pm, followed by the 6pm news. Then the coverage will recommence from 9.30pm for Sydney and Adelaide viewers, and 10.30pm for those in Melbourne and Brisbane.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In Perth, you can watch the 7NEWS Prince Philip Special from 7pm, followed by 7NEWS Special Coverage of the funeral from 8pm.</span></p> <p><strong>Funeral plans for Prince Philip</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Buckingham Palace has confirmed that The Queen will sit alone at her husband’s funeral due to coronavirus restrictions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prince William and Harry, who have experienced difficulties in their relationship recently, will walk separately in the funeral procession.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The funeral proceedings will begin on Saturday, April 17 from around 2.45pm BST (11.45pm AEST) with the duke’s coffin being led by a procession from Windsor Castle.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Family and friends attending the service are expected to arrive shortly before the service commences. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">For the full list of who will be attending the funeral, </span><a href="https://oversixty.com.au/news/news/who-will-be-on-the-funeral-guest-list"><span style="font-weight: 400;">head here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p>

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Why Bridgerton’s hottest property said no to season two

<p>Regé-Jean Page isn’t returning to<span> </span><em>Bridgerton</em><span> </span>because he disliked the plans producers had for his character, the Duke of Hastings.</p> <p dir="ltr">A Hollywood source told<span> </span><em>Page Six</em> that the actor won’t be returning to<span> </span><em>Bridgerton</em><span> </span>because of “creative differences with [executive producer] Shonda Rhimes and her team”.</p> <p dir="ltr">“He wasn’t happy with what was planned for his character for Season 2, which would have kept him a player but not the focal point of the show.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Page has also been “inundated with offers for other interesting and challenging leading roles”, the source continued.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLZ34Rej-4c/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; 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text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLZ34Rej-4c/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Bridgerton (@bridgertonnetflix)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Despite these “creative differences”, Page is leaving the show on good terms.</p> <p dir="ltr">Originally signed on with a one-year deal to play male lead Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings, Page was drawn to the show because of the role’s “one-season arc” with a “beginning, middle, end”, he told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/rege-jean-page-bridgerton-season-2-1234942827/" target="_blank"><em>Variety</em></a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The recent announcement of his departure from the popular Netflix drama - watched by 82 million households worldwide - left fans distraught ahead of the second season.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLpX0A1DMbG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLpX0A1DMbG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Bridgerton (@bridgertonnetflix)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Show creator and script writer Chris Van Dusen hoped both the Duke (Page) and Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) would return following their romance in the show’s debut season.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I would love to be able to see them again and also at the same time explore the other brothers and sisters of the family,” Van Dusen told<span> </span><em>The Hollywood Reporter</em>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The British actor was reportedly offered an opportunity to return in Season 2 “as a guest star in three to five episodes'' but turned it down, according to<span> </span><em>The Hollywood Reporter</em>. Although he had several reasons, this included “an awareness that Simon would not be a focal point in Season 2.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Instead, Page is focusing on his movie career and has been offered a flood of film offers. He is also set to star in the upcoming film<span> </span><em>Dungeons and Dragons</em><span> </span>alongside Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Justice Smith.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNK71Dxjer8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNK71Dxjer8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Regé-Jean Page (@regejean)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">In his farewell to the show, posted along with a picture of himself on horseback as Simon, Page wrote, “The ride of a lifetime. It’s been an absolute pleasure and privilege to be your Duke. Joining this family - not just on screen, but off screen too.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans - it’s been beyond anything I could have imagined. The love is real and will just keep growing.”</p> <p dir="ltr">As for<span> </span><em>Bridgerton</em>, the next season will see the return of Dynevor playing Daphne Bridgerton, though the focus will be on eldest brother Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, and his quest for marriage.</p>

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Piers Morgan slams Harry and Meghan: "Princess Diana would be horrified"

<p><span>Piers Morgan has said that Princess Diana would be horrified to see Prince Harry “smearing” the Queen after claiming that he knew the late royal well.</span><br /><br /><span>He also said that Harry’s split from Prince William would also have broken his mother’s heart.</span><br /><br /><span>While speaking to US TV host Tucker Carlson in his first interview since he resigned from his gig as co-host of Good Morning Britain, Morgan slammed Harry and Meghan.</span><br /><br /><span>"I knew Princess Diana well," he told Carlson during <em>Tucker Carlson Today,</em> which aired on Monday night.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840574/piers-morgan-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f2a751eebcb04953b52f076a01637e77" /><br /><br /><span>"I think she would be horrified by the split between Harry and his brother, by the schism now between Harry and the royal family generally, by the appalling smearing of the Queen, which is already causing damage in some of the Commonwealth countries, who are buying into this outrageous lie that the Queen is somehow racist, presiding over a racist institution."</span><br /><br /><span>Morgan quit his hosting role on <em>Good Morning Britain</em> after one too many remarks about the Duchess of Sussex.</span><br /><br /><span>The show received a number of complaints from viewers, and even Meghan herself.</span><br /><br /><span>However, leaving the show hasn’t made him change his tune, telling Carlson he still doesn't believe Harry and Meghan's claims.</span><br /><br /><span>"Seventeen different claims by the pair of them have now been proven to be either completely untrue or massively exaggerated or unproveable," Morgan said.</span><br /><br /><span>"I was an outrage. I wasn't allowed to have an opinion ... I was told that you have got to believe Meghan Markle, and if you don't believe what she's saying you are a racist."</span><br /><br /><span>Morgan also slammed Meghan’s mental health comment, and said it was "impossible to believe" two people in the palace had denied her the help she needed.</span><br /><br /><span>"You're accusing two people in the palace of being unspeakably cruel simply to protect the brand of the Royal family," he said.</span><br /><br /><span>"If that is true, let's have the names of these people and let's go to them and ask them if this is true - 'did you tell a suicidal woman, who told you she was suicidal, not to get help?'</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840575/piers-morgan-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c532fd05105b421c80a2d24ba4bc4010" /><br /><br /><span>"I find that impossible to believe. You wouldn't have two people in the palace who will be that callous to a woman telling them that she was suicidal."</span><br /><br /><span>Morgan said there was "a lot of anger" building over the interview in the UK over "the very ugly smearing of our Queen".</span><br /><br /><span>"Particularly at a time when her husband Prince Philip, who's 99, was fighting for his life up in hospital," he added.</span><br /><br /><span>"Everything about this was tacky, tasteless, disingenuous and, I'm afraid, I believe in some cases downright lying on a global scale."</span><br /><br /><span>Morgan has claimed in the past that Meghan “ghosted” him as a friend after she met Harry in 2016.</span><br /><br /><span>He said he had previously met up with the then-Suits star in London after connecting with her on social media.</span></p>

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Thomas Markle hand delivers letter to Oprah

<p>Thomas Markle has hand delivered a letter to Oprah Winfrey, asking her to interview him about his relationship with estranged daughter Meghan.</p> <p>The 76-year-old drove up to the talk show host's $117 million estate in Montecito, California, on Thursday and handed the note to a security guard outside.</p> <p>It is reported that he hopes to tell his side of the story to Oprah after her explosive interview with Meghan, in which the Duchess spoke of her father's "betrayal".</p> <p>A source told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14468921/meghan-markle-dad-thomas-letter-oprah-interview/" target="_blank"><em>The Sun</em></a><span> </span>this weekend: “Thomas delivered a letter to Oprah asking her to contact him so he could tell his side of the story.</p> <p>“This was not a note to Meghan and Harry, it was meant for Oprah.</p> <p>“Thomas watched the interview she did with them and feels he deserves a chance to have his say.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CM5g74dHtVD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CM5g74dHtVD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In January last year, Thomas revealed to The Sun he was thinking of sending a letter to Oprah.</p> <p>Knowing she was friends with his daughter, he said: “I was going to write Oprah a letter asking her to let me have an opportunity to speak.”</p> <p>Thomas had a falling out with his daughter in the lead up to their wedding in 2018, when he lied about posing for paparazzi pictures.</p> <p>Meghan told Oprah: “When I said we won’t be able to protect our own kids one day and I said: ‘So I just need you to tell me and if you tell me the truth, we can help’.</p> <p>“He wasn’t able to do that. And that for me has really resonated, especially now as a mother.</p> <p>“I look at Archie, I think about this child, and I genuinely can’t imagine doing anything to intentionally cause pain to my child.”</p>

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Woody Allen addresses allegations in first interview in 30 years

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Woody Allen has spoken out for the first time in 30 years about the allegations against him as well as his relationship with his wife Soon-Yi Previn.</p> <p>Allen, 85, spoke with<span> </span><em>CBS Sunday Morning</em><span> </span>for his first in-depth on-camera interview in three decades.</p> <p>He addresses the allegations brought against him by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow who claims that Allen molested her when she was seven years old.</p> <p>Allen denied there being truth to the claims but he doesn't think Dylan is lying either.</p> <p>“I believe she thinks it,” Allen says (via<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://deadline.com/2021/03/woody-allen-cbs-sunday-morning-dylan-farrow-allegations-interview-1234723415/" target="_blank"><em>Deadline</em></a>). “She was a good kid. I do not believe that she’s making it up. I don’t believe she’s lying. I believe she believes that.”</p> <p>Allen has implied in the past that Dylan has been misled to believe something happened when Allen says it didn't as the claims came out during a heated custody battle with his ex Mia Farrow in 1992.</p> <p>“It’s so preposterous, and yet the smear has remained,” Allen says in the interview.</p> <p>“And they still prefer to cling to, if not the notion that I molested Dylan, the possibility that I molested her.</p> <p>“Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life could be misconstrued as that.”</p> <p>He continues: “There was no logic to it, on the face of it. Why would a guy who’s 57 years old and never accused of anything in my life, I’m suddenly going to drive up in the middle of a contentious custody fight at Mia’s country home (with) a 7-year-old girl. It just – on the surface, I didn’t think it required any investigation, even.”</p> <p>The interview also discussed his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, which has been controversial since it began. The pair met when Soon-Yi was the adoptive daughter of Mia Farrow and the pair began a relationship despite their 35-year age difference.</p> <p>“I would say, the many women I’ve dated in my life — many women — they were all what the appropriate police would call appropriate, age-appropriate,” he explained.</p> <p>“Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow, (second wife), Louise Lasser, my first wife … until Soon-Yi, which is unusual for me.</p> <p>“If you had told me that I was going to wind up married — happily married — to an Asian woman, much younger than me, not in show business, I would have said, ‘Well, the odds of that are very slim. I don’t think you’re going to be right.’ But that’s what happened.”</p> <p>He addressed that the way they met was unusual but said that they came together in a less scandalous way than people think.</p> <p>“I never slept at Mia’s house in all the years I went out with her,” Allen told Cowan.</p> <p>“We had a relationship but there was never gonna be a marital relationship … It got to be a relationship of convenience after a while.”</p> <p>He noted that “the last thing in the world that anybody wanted was to hurt anybody’s feelings.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Ellen DeGeneres Show counting the cost

<p>Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show has had a massive drop in viewership following 2020’s major workplace scandal.</p> <p><em>The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s<span> </span></em>latest figures have dropped from average of 2.6 million American viewers each episode last year to just 1.5 million viewers as of March 2021.</p> <p>This means that<span> </span><em>Live: With Kelly and Ryan</em><span> </span>(2.7 million) and<span> </span><em>Dr Phil</em><span> </span>(2.5 million) are both outperforming what was once the biggest talk show in the world.</p> <p>Production company Warner Brothers has attempted to downplay the ratings disaster in a statement after it was revealed<span> </span><em>Ellen’s Game of Games<span> </span></em>was also suffering.</p> <p>“While broadcast is down across the board and COVID has been challenging for production, we are looking forward to bringing back our live audiences and a 19th season filled with all of the hilarious and heart-warming moments that have made ‘Ellen’ one of the longest running and most successful talk shows in history,” the company said.</p> <p>Ellen’s 43 per cent decline is unprecedented.</p> <p>Warner Brothers underwent a major investigation in June last year following horrific by former staff of sexual misconduct and a poor work environment.</p> <p>In August, former producer Hedda Muskat told Seven’s<span> </span><em>Sunrise</em><span> </span>that she had been “emotionally abused” and “humiliated” by the talk show queen.</p> <p>Ellen kicked off the show’s latest season in September with an apology.</p> <p>“I learned that things happen here that never should have happened,” she said.</p> <p>“I take that very seriously. And I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected.”</p>

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Experts claim Oprah interview with Harry and Meghan tricked viewers

<p>A letter of complaint alleges that the Oprah Winfrey TV special with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry uses “the deliberate distortion and doctoring of newspaper headlines” to make the UK press look racist.</p> <p>The editorial legal director at Associated Newspapers claims that a montage of supposed press coverage to back the Duchess of Sussex's claims of "undeniable racist overtones" used headlines that never ran.</p> <p>“Many of the headlines have been either taken out of context or deliberately edited and displayed as supporting evidence for the program’s claim that the Duchess of Sussex was subjected to racist coverage by the British press,” wrote<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9357935/Associated-Newspapers-complains-CBS-seriously-inaccurate-misleading-montage.html" target="_blank">Hartley</a>.</p> <p>She has provided proof of the mocked-up headlines, where one example can be seen below. The first image is what was featured in the CBS special.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840304/hero-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/25eb744f5e8d45999f865b9e12582285" /></p> <p>The second image is the headline that actually appeared online, with the line of text that appears in the first image seemingly taken from the middle of paragraph three in the 11-paragraph piece.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840305/hero-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/508374cc7046410b8ef4edce1beccef9" /></p> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Hartley slammed the CBS interview and has demanded that it is taken off air.</p> <p>"In conclusion, the programme in its current form, does not comply with the ViacomCBS editorial policies or align with its stated values. In terms of both accuracy and integrity, the programme is clearly compromised by the inclusion of this misleading montage.</p> <p>"Accordingly, I should be grateful for your urgent confirmation that the offending content will be removed from the programme currently being made available to the public.</p> <p>"We also understand that a further broadcast is being planned tonight. The montage should therefore be deleted prior to that broadcast."</p> <p>Harpo Productions, Oprah Winfrey's company, said that "Prince Harry and Meghan shared in the interview their personal story. We stand by the broadcast in its entirety."</p> <p><em>Photo credits: Daily Mail</em></p> </div>

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Piers Morgan quits after Oprah rant

<p>British TV presenter Piers Morgan has quickly left his job on the ITV show<span> </span><em>Good Morning Britain</em><span> </span>after an on-air rant about the Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah.</p> <p>“Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave<span> </span><em>Good Morning Britain</em>,” the network said in a curt statement today.</p> <p>“ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”</p> <p>He received immediate backlash for his claims about Meghan Markle, after saying that he didn't believe her struggle with suicidal thoughts.</p> <p>ITV's chief executive later revealed that she did believe Markle and said that Kevin Lygo, ITV's top programmer for media and entertainment had spoken with Morgan in recent days.</p> <p>She said Mr Lygo was “speaking to him on a regular basis and has done so the last couple of days”, according to<span> </span><em>The Hollywood Reporter</em>.</p> <p>Asked whether Morgan would lose his ITV job over the issue, Ms McCall said: “We are dealing with that as we speak.”</p> <p>She said that “the most important thing with mental health that ITV does and is totally committed to, is that we support, we get people to speak up, we listen, we say everyone has to listen and everyone has to believe because that’s how you get people to speak up. So we are very committed to that.”</p> <p>Morgan stormed off live on air after a co-star condemned his treatment of Meghan and Harry.</p> <p>Alex Beresford accused Morgan of "trashing" Meghan because she "cut him off".</p> <p>Beresford then challenged Morgan's claim about the glowing press coverage of the royal couple until after their wedding.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Piers Morgan just walked off the Good Morning Britain set (!!!) after co-presenter Alex Beresford defended Harry and Meghan and condemned Piers' treatment of them in yesterday's programming <a href="https://t.co/mH75J8ND4O">pic.twitter.com/mH75J8ND4O</a></p> — Chris Rickett (@chrisrickett) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisrickett/status/1369177870191460353?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>“I watched the program yesterday and yes they had some great press around the wedding, but what press is going to trash someone’s special day?” Beresford said.</p> <p>“There was bad press around the engagement, before the engagement and everything that has followed since has been incredibly damaging — quite clearly, to Meghan’s mental health and also to Harry — and I hear Piers say that William has gone through the same thing, but do you know what, siblings experience tragedy in their life and one will be absolutely fine and brush it off and the other will not be able to deal with it so strongly.</p> <p>“And that’s clearly what has happened with Harry in this situation. He walked behind his mother’s coffin at a tender, tender age in front of the globe. That is going to shape a young boy for the rest of his life. So I think that we need to all take a step back.”</p> <p>Speaking directly to Morgan, Beresford said he “understands” that Morgan doesn’t like Meghan, telling him “you’ve made it so clear a number of times on this program, a number of times”.</p> <p>“And I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one and she cut you off. She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to,” he added.</p> <p>“Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has, yet you continue to trash her.”</p> <p>Morgan got up and left his chair, saying he was “done with this” before storming out of the studio. Beresford said that was “pathetic” as Morgan strode out, adding: “Sorry, can’t do this.”</p> <p>“This is absolutely diabolical behaviour, I’m sorry but Piers spouts off on a regular basis and we all have to sit there and listen. 6.30 to 7 yesterday was incredibly hard to watch,” Beresford said.</p>

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Who made the Archie skin colour comments?

<p><span>Oprah Winfrey gave an intriguing new insight into her shocking interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on <em>CBS</em>.</span><br /><br /><span>The TV host revealed that she still did not know the identity of the royal who the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said raised concerns about Archie skin colour before his birth.</span><br /><br /><span>However, she said Prince Harry wanted to make it very clear it was neither the Queen nor Prince Philip who made those comments.</span><br /><br /><span>The American TV star revealed that even she was surprised that Meghan and Prince Harry told her about the comment.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840185/meghan-harry-interview-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a5cd2367f1864e9db0c90970d8dccd4b" /></p> <p><em>Image: Supplied</em><br /><br /><span>“[Harry] did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure that I knew and if I had an opportunity to share it that it was not his grandmother [the Queen] nor his grandfather [Prince Philip] that were a part of those conversations,” she said as she appeared on <em>CBS</em> This Morning just a day after the sensational interview.</span><br /><br /><span>“He did not tell me who were a part of those conversations,” she added, admitting that she tried to get more details both on camera and off.</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan also revealed that the Palace did not want her and Harry’s son, Archie, to have a royal title or security detail.</span><br /><br /><span>Prince Harry also later said that the Queen had invited him and Meghan to Sandringham to talk and stay overnight after their decision to leave as working royals in January 2020.</span><br /><br /><span>However he said the invite was suddenly retracted and he was told the monarch was “too busy”.</span><br /><br /><span>She said the stories about the Queen being “blindsided” by their exit were “very damaging to them and also very hurtful” because there had been “months and months of preparation” before they moved to Canada.</span><br /><br /><span>She noted that the Queen even said this in a January 2020 statement.</span><br /><br /><span>“There are people surrounding the family who are advisers to the family who have been there a long time and that’s part of the hierarchal structure and those people have a lot of influence and input,” she said.</span><br /><br /><span>Harry said that after the Queen invited the couple to Norfolk, her secretary quickly got in contact to say she was “busy all week”.</span><br /><br /><span>“I didn’t want to push because I kind of knew what was going on,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span>“Doesn’t the Queen get to do what the Queen wants to do?” Oprah asked.</span><br /><br /><span>“No, when you are head of The Firm there’s people around you that give you advice and what has also made me really sad is that some of that advice has been really bad,” Harry replied.</span><br /><br /><span>In another clip just aired with <em>CBS</em>, Oprah asked Harry if he left the UK because of racism.</span><br /><br /><span>“It was a large part of it,” Harry said.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">"'I just need you to tell me. And if you tell me the truth, we can help.' And he wasn't able to do that." — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on a conversation she had with her father regarding tabloids <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OprahMeghanHarry?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OprahMeghanHarry</a> <a href="https://t.co/XhPwGM0Uvl">pic.twitter.com/XhPwGM0Uvl</a></p> — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSThisMorning/status/1368920074917191690?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><br /><span>He revealed that a media insider at a fundraising dinner for his Sentebale charity had told him: “Please don’t do this with the media, they will destroy your life. You need to understand the UK is very bigoted.”</span><br /><br /><span>“I stopped and I said, ‘The UK’s not bigoted, the UK press is bigoted, specifically the tabloids, is that what you mean?’” Harry said he asked.</span><br /><br /><span>“And he goes, ‘No the UK’s bigoted’. And I said, ‘I completely disagree’, but unfortunately if the source of information is inherently corrupt or racist or biased then that filters out into the rest of society.”</span><br /><br /><span>Oprah revealed she had sat down with the couple before the interview to speak about their intention for the chat.</span><br /><br /><span>“I think they agreed to do it, wanted to do it, were ready to do I because when you have been lied about for a series of years, I think anybody you can understand this if in your own office or in your own family, somebody is saying things about you that are not true and how hurtful that is. or if you’re online and you read the comments from something that somebody has said about you and you continue to see those comments, how hurtful that is.</span><br /><br /><span>“Imagine that over a period of months and years, and you know that it isn’t true.”</span><br /><br /><span>Oprah said they wanted “not to be intruded upon,” when asked about the couple’s desire for privacy.</span><br /><br /><span>The talk-show host, who is a neighbour of the couple in Montecito, California, clarified on CBS that no one wants people outside their home filming their child.</span><br /><br /><span>Prince Harry said that “sadly” no one in the royal family had apologised for the fact that he and Meghan, 39, felt they had to leave.</span><br /><br /><span>“The feeling was that this is our decision therefore the consequences are on us.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Does your father think it's a toxic environment or relationship? — <a href="https://twitter.com/Oprah?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Oprah</a><br /><br />"No, I think he's had to make peace with it." — Prince Harry <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OprahMeghanHarry?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#OprahMeghanHarry</a> <a href="https://t.co/FH9YrLMDYh">pic.twitter.com/FH9YrLMDYh</a></p> — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSThisMorning/status/1368913037617475585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 8, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><br /><span>“And despite three years of asking or help and seeing or visualising how this might end, it was … it’s been really hard because … I am part of the system with them, I always have been.</span><br /><br /><span>“But I guess, I’m very aware of this, my brother can’t leave the system, but I have.”</span><br /><br /><span>Asked if Prince William wanted to leave, Harry said he did not know.</span><br /><br /><span>“But with that relationship and that control and that fear from the UK tabloids … it’s a toxic environment.”</span><br /><br /><span>Oprah asked: “Does your father think it’s a toxic environment or relationship?”</span><br /><br /><span>Harry replied: “No, I think he’s had to make peace with it.”</span><br /><br /><span>The Duke of Sussex said he “will always be there” for his brother and his family.</span></p>

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"Incredibly distasteful": Piers Morgan slams Harry and Meghan Oprah interview

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p><em>Good Morning Britain's</em><span> </span>Piers Morgan has slammed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming interview with Oprah, calling it "incredibly distasteful".</p> <p>This is due to the interview being aired during the Duke of Edinburgh's longest ever hospital stay as he recovers from a formerly unknown heart condition.</p> <p>Morgan slammed the couple alongside co-host Susanna Reid.</p> <p>"If you want privacy and want to be left alone, you don't do Oprah for two hours. It's a complete joke.</p> <p>"And you particularly don't do it after hearing, as they had earlier that day, that the Duke of Edinburgh, aged 99, had been taken to hospital.</p> <p>"He's now on his 13th day in hospital."</p> <p>"I'm sorry, I think we're entitled to say that this is incredibly distasteful."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">A trailer for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey has been released.<a href="https://twitter.com/piersmorgan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@piersmorgan</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/susannareid100?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@susannareid100</a> debate Harry and Meghan's decision to open up in a TV interview.<br /><br />Watch the full debate 👉 <a href="https://t.co/Iw1C95Tf3q">https://t.co/Iw1C95Tf3q</a> <a href="https://t.co/KZtrwaPbYI">pic.twitter.com/KZtrwaPbYI</a></p> — Good Morning Britain (@GMB) <a href="https://twitter.com/GMB/status/1366410398266613760?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 1, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Moegan said that his "real argument" with the pair is the amount of money they're earning from the interview.</p> <p>"They use their royal titles to make themselves astonishingly rich whilst doing none of the royal duty that the others members of the royal family have to do," he said.</p> <p>Co-host Reid pointed out that it was the Queen's decision to remain titled The Duke and Duchess of Sussex despite splitting from the monarch, but Morgan wasn't having any of it.</p> <p>"I think we've really got to move past they want to be left alone," Morgan continued. "You still get one-in-three saying 'leave them alone'. They don't want to be left alone obviously. They wouldn't be giving big interviews if they wanted to be left alone."</p> <p>Reid said that the pair just wanted to be away from the "needling, nasty criticism" they've received.</p> <p>"Well they don't want the needling, nasty criticism do they?" she said.</p> <p>"Anyone might like to have a nice life where you're not constantly bashed."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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First look at Oprah interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

<p>The first two promotional videos for<span> </span><em>Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special</em><span> </span>are out, much to the delight of royal fans.</p> <p>The network will air the interview at 8pm, Sunday on March 7th.</p> <p>The trio appear to be socially distanced, with Oprah in an all-pink outfit for the occasion.</p> <p>Only Winfrey and Prince Harry speak in the promos, with Winfrey teasing bombshell revelations. “You’ve said some pretty shocking things here,” she says.</p> <p>“My biggest concern was history repeating itself,” Prince Harry replies. “I’m really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you with my wife by my side because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been for her going through this process by herself all these years ago."</p> <p>“Because It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we have each other,” he continued.</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/y7LJrh5UTr4"></iframe></div> <p>The special, which goes for 90 minutes, will see Winfrey ask Meghan questions about every aspect of her life “from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure,” according to a statement.</p> <p>Prince Harry joins the pair later and speaks about “their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.”</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MhbRw04ZBx8"></iframe></div> <p>In a surprisingly candid interview, Prince Harry revealed to<span> </span><em>The Late Late Show with James Corden<span> </span></em>that it was the "toxic" British press that made the pair step back from royal duties.</p> <p>“We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health,” he told Corden.</p> <p>“I was like, this is toxic. So I did what any husband and what any father would do.”</p> <p>“They don’t pretend to be news, it’s fictional,” he said.</p> <p>“But it’s loosely based on the truth. Of course, it’s not strictly accurate, but… it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that.”</p>

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