Meghan Markle sparks divide as band Garbage fume over Texas school visit ‘Obscene!’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Meghan Markle paid a touching tribute to the victims of the Texas school shooting in Uvalde following the heartbreaking tragedy. Nineteen young children and two adults died in a shooting at a primary school in south Texas on Tuesday (May 24).

The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance in Uvalde where she laid a bouquet of white roses.

Meghan, who kept a low profile, wore a grey t-shirt, blue jeans, sneakers and a dark baseball cap, was filmed leaving a bouquet of white roses in front of a makeshift memorial outside the Uvalde County Courthouse.

A spokesperson for Meghan confirmed the visit and said it was important for her, as a mother herself, to extend her condolences and support to the community.

The Duchess also visited a community centre hosting a blood drive, where she dropped off two crates full of sandwiches, drinks and desserts for the blood donors, according to Buzzfeed News.

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Rock band Garbage has since shared their thoughts on her appearance via their official Twitter, which sparked some division on social media, on Friday.

In view of their 171,000 followers, the tweet read: “Meghan Markle flying in and using the devastation and heartbreak of Uvalde as a press opportunity is obscene. Wtf. [followed by a swear face emoji.”

The group was inundated with messages, sparking a divide among social media users.

@smalls wrote: “The Uvalde community welcomed her visit. Also, if you think people shouldn’t be injecting themselves into this topic, you shouldn’t be using your PUBLIC Twitter this way.”

@78esmerelda chimed: “There are news cameras surrounding the memorial. If Meghan truly intended the visit to be secret she would have visited once the cameras had gone.”

Meghan visited a memorial for the Texas school shooting victims.

The mum-of-two also donated blood and food to help support the local community.

She made the visit in a personal capacity as a mum, according to her representatives.

A spokesperson for the former actress said: “Following the devastating Texas school massacre which saw 21 lives stolen, Duchess Meghan has made a personal visit to Robb Elementary in Uvalde.”

Locals have praised Meghan who has been privately supporting the parents who lost children in the shooting.

Garbage is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Madison, Wisconsin.

The band’s lineup—consisting of Scottish singer Shirley Manson and American musicians Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig —has remained unchanged since its inception.

Anne Hegerty: The Chase star forced to fight off muggers ‘Governess born that day’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

She continued: “But their dynamism is thwarted by my insisting they wait till my washing’s dry. Dammit, that’s what I’m here for.

“Eventually I and the police and my trolley case get into the police car and we tour the local estates.

“But he’s a very generic weedy white boy, and though I’ve been trying to commit any details to memory, we don’t see him or his bicycle or his Basement Jaxx jacket.

“So the mystery remains unsolved. But the Governess was born that day.”

Many social media users took to the posts comments to discuss the mugging story.

MisterMedusa said: “Love it. The most surprising thing is to think you broke and on your way to a launderette, and not all that long ago

“Goes to show how none of us know what the future holds, and how quickly things can change. Glad to hear the would-be mugger didn’t get the better of you.”

Jonathancairns commented: “Incredible! I cannot imagine having the guts to dare someone to pull out a weapon like that.”

Anne has been on The Chase since it began, and was named the third chaser on the show.

Shaun Wallace and Mark Labbett were both cast first, but producer Sue Allison wanted a woman on the show.

ITV producer Sue Allison recently explained how Anne secured the coveted role after she received a letter from a quiz champion who insisted she was strong both mentally and physically.

Speaking on TV Show and Tell podcast, Sue said: “When we got a letter from Anne, she wrote into the team and said something like she ‘realised what kind of character you needed to be’ because she’d seen the pilot series.

“And she realised you needed to be quite tough, and she had once chased off a couple of muggers.

“I remember getting this letter and thinking, ‘Come on, be as good as you sound’ and she was.”

Britney Spears. 40, stuns fans as singer poses topless in another naked photo | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Britney Spears shared a picture of herself wearing only her birthday suit and a necklace on Instagram on Saturday.

The 40-year-old was stationed in front of a large window with tropical plants in the background as she covered her breasts with her hands and protected her modesty with a red heart emoji.

The Grammy winner explained the snap by writing: “Not the same pic … this is a red blood heart pic !!!’  

It appeared the Gimme More artist was referring to a series of nude photos with pink hearts, which she shared on May 19.

The superstar also shared an image of herself and her dog, Sawyer, on the beach instructing her followers: “If you swipe you can see me and Sawyer with our mouths open.” 

Fans’ reactions were mixed, with some expressing support for her body-positive attitude but others were dismayed. 

Many asked “why” and expressed concern for her teenage sons Sean, 16,  and Jayden, 15, as well as other young fans who may follow her.

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Roman Kemp admits strict career advice from dad Martin ahead of ‘crazy’ career move | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Speaking about his personal experiences to Steph McGovern on her talk show earlier this year, he said: “I’ve had a lot of troubles of my own, I’ve dealt with suicidal thoughts, I’ve been on anti-depressants for 15 years of my life.

“I feel that, sometimes, if my brain gets in a situation where it feels like it’s been beaten up by Mike Tyson, I feel like I’m in a boxing ring and not had one boxing lesson.”

Roman lost his best friend Joe Lyons, a producer at Global Radio, after he died suddenly in August 2020.

This led Roman to confront the issue in a BBC documentary released last year titled Our Silent Emergency.

The broadcaster presented the one-off special in a bid to “show that there are ways to reach those who are suffering” following Joe’s death.

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis ‘killed by PTSD after JFK assassination’, doctor claims | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

US pathologist Michael Hunter says he believes Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after witnessing her husband’s murder in 1963.

And he suggests her condition helped trigger the blood cancer that claimed her life at the age of 64 in May 1994, according to a new episode of US series Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… After piecing together the former First Lady’s autopsy report and medical files, and interviewing friends, Dr Hunter reveals: “There was a jigsaw of traumas and tragedy that, when pieced together, gives us a much clearer picture of why she died, most likely from a combination of factors.”

These include a lifelong smoking habit as well as daily “miracle jabs”, which JFK and Jackie were given by his doctor.

The programme, which will air in the UK later this year, was told they contained “amphetamines, vitamins, hormones and sometimes barbiturates”.

But Dr Hunter concluded: “For me, the smoking gun is the undiagnosed PTSD. Those most at risk for lymphoma are people with impaired immune systems and studies have put PTSD sufferers in this at-risk group.

“So, the question is: Did the assassin’s bullet kill two people in the motorcade that day?”

Naga Munchetty missing from BBC Breakfast as replacement host steps in on show | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Naga Munchetty usually presents BBC Breakfast from Thursday to Saturday but the broadcaster was noticeably absent from yesterday’s show (May 28). The on-screen presenter was replaced by business correspondent Nina Warhurst who joined Charlie Stayt on the red sofa.

Taking to Twitter, Nina shared she would be looking at the main headlines on the morning programme.

In view of her 28,500 followers, she penned: “Morning from the Salford squad @BBCBreakfast.

“One of those mornings when front pages are all different BUT only one story on the back!!

“@JohnWatsonSport is live from Paris. We have the latest from Texas, analysis of Johnson’s Tory opponents. Plus Vampires & street parties.”

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He accompanied the announcement with a snap of himself clutching a BBC News umbrella outside Downing Street, surrounded by cameras and recording equipment.

Adam wrote: “This is my last week at Westminster for a while because I’m going to do other stuff for a few months including #BBCNewscast. Thanks for all the constructive feedback of my political coverage on this platform.”

Naga was one of the first people to react to the news as he was inundated with messages of support.

In view of her 270,000 followers, she wrote: “A change is as good as a rest (they say).

‘Know my role’ Claudia Winkleman compares herself to ‘flawless’ Strictly co-star Tess Daly | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“I thought it was gonna hurt and it didn’t – and it was really quick,” she revealed excitedly.

“And bearing in mind I’ve got like minus 15 eyesight, I’ve never seen anything that close up in my life.

“They said I needed moisturiser, but they were quite pleased with me! I got lots of greens, which I remember being pleased about.”

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‘Save their souls’ Laurence Fox risks sparking dividing opinion over church petition | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Laurence Fox, 44, has launched a petition, urging the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Bishop of London Sarah Mullaly to resign. It comes after the Archbishop issued a public statement declaring the Church of England to be “institutionally racist”, and after the Bishop reportedly told a black trainee vicar that the Church was “institutionally racist”.

Laurence, in his petition, suggested they should both resign and make way for Black, Asian and ethnic minorities (BAME) clergy people.

He explained in a statement published on Change.org that Justin Welby has, since 2020, called for “radical and decisive” changes to be made within the church to “remedy past injustices”.

The actor claimed the Archbishop said he was “ashamed of the Church’s history”.

It comes after the Most Reverend Justin Welby said at a meeting of the Church’s ruling body, the General Synod, that he was “ashamed” of its history of racism, in 2020.

The BBC reports he said at the time: “I’m ashamed of our history and I’m ashamed of our failure. There is no doubt when we look at our own Church that we are still deeply institutionally racist.”

Of the Bishop of London, Laurence wrote: “Sarah Mullally has likewise been full of penitence for what she sees as the Church’s ongoing sins.

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A spokesperson for the Church of England told Express Online:

“We fully sympathise with concerns over racism within the Church and wider society – the Church has been actively engaged on this issue for some time.

“In April 2021, the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce issued its report ‘From Lament to Action’, proposing a suite of changes to begin bringing about a change of culture in the life of the Church of England.

“This work is now continuing with the Archbishops’ Racial Justice Commission, which is setting out a compelling agenda for change and will report to the Archbishops at regular intervals with recommendations to help the Archbishops fulfil their commitments to identify, respond to, and root out systemic racism in the Church.”

Laurence is an actor best known for his supporting role as DS James Hathaway in ITV Drama show, Lewis, from 2006 to 2015.

The star was also married to singer Billie Piper from 2007 to 2016.

More recently, however, the star has gained recognition after he publicly opposed the George Floyd protests in June 2020.

He also expressed strong anti-vaccination views during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Florence Pugh addresses Will Poulter dating rumors amid beach pics

Florence Pugh is setting the record straight on whether she and Will Poulter are dating.

“Ooookay. Man. This is getting a little silly now. No, Will Poulter and I are not dating,” the actress, 26, wrote via her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, days after pics of the two hanging out in Ibiza went viral.

“We went to the beach with our friends, who are always about a half a metre away from us in every picture, but have been cleverly cut out/ framed out so that it looks otherwise. You can LITERALLY see my best friend in the corner of so many shots and Archie’s arms at the sides.”

She continued, “I understand that the nature of this job is that you sometimes get your privacy completely bulldozed by paparazzi, but to fabricate this stuff actually does more damage than good. Thanks for saying we look sexy..doesn’t mean we’re doing the sexy.”

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Pugh shared several photos of friends who accompanied the two actors for the day.
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The “Little Women” actress went on to share photos from the same seaside outing, which featured her other friends who were allegedly cropped out of the viral snaps.

“Another note, a very important note. There’s no need to drag people through this,” she urged in another post. “Regardless of your opinion on who I should or shouldn’t be with, at the end of the day, if you’re complimenting someone by trolling another person…you’re just bullying. There’s literally no need to be horrible online- no need.”

Florence Pugh statement.
The “Little Women” star released her statement in two parts via Instagram.
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“Think about what you write. Think about who it affects,” Pugh added before uploading more photos from the group beach trip.

Prior to flicks of the “Midsommar” co-stars frolicking at the beach, Pugh has been linked to “Scrubs” star Zach Braff since 2018. She recently posted a sweet tribute to the actor on his 47th birthday in April.

Ray Liotta’s last photos, social media posts revealed happy times

Ray Liotta’s last-known public moments conveyed happy times for the critically acclaimed actor.

Liotta, 67, died in his sleep while filming “Dangerous Waters” in the Dominican Republic, according to reports Thursday.

He was last seen in public holding his hands with his fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, 46, on May 1.

The two were spotted in good spirits walking in Pacific Palisades, California, where Liotta lived, after enjoying a Sunday meal at Spruzzo Italian restaurant. The couple has been engaged since Christmas 2020.

Liotta’s final social media post was just two days later, when he posted to Instagram about his upcoming project, the Elizabeth Banks-directed movie “Cocaine Bear,” which had targeted a February 2023 release. Liotta had several upcoming projects, according to IMDb, including “Cocaine Bear.”

“Cocaine Bear follows an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of the white powder and goes on a coke-fueled rampage seeking more blow — and blood,” his post explained, along with a screenshot of a Hollywood Reporter article announcing the theatrical release of the movie, which is in post-production.

The actor — known for classic roles in “Goodfellas,” “Field of Dreams” and “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” — died in his sleep. His cause of death and other details were not known Thursday but his untimely death has come as a shock to many.

Liotta was last pictured leaving Spruzzo Italian restaurant in Pacific Palisades hand-in-hand with his fiancée.
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Ray Liotta spotted before his passing with his fiancée Jacy Nittolo
The two were spotted strolling down the street May 1.
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Nittolo allegedly accompanied Liotta on set in the Dominican Republic while he was filming. She has not commented on the heartbreaking news.

Meanwhile, Liotta’s “Goodfellas” co-star Robert De Niro shared his feelings about Liotta’s death with The Post.

“I was very saddened to learn of Ray’s passing,” he said in a statement. “He is way too young to have left us. May he rest in peace.”

Liotta’s IMDb page also lists the TV series “Black Bird” and film “El Tonto” — its name has reportedly been changed to an unknown title — as completed. He was reportedly also set to film “The Substance” and “April 29, 1992.”

Liotta has 126 acting credits but is best known for his breakout role in the renowned 1990 Martin Scorsese flick “Goodfellas,” where he played New York mobster Henry Hill alongside De Niro and Joe Pesci.

Liotta is survived by a daughter, Karsen, 23, with his first wife, actress and producer Michelle Grace.