Chuck Todd’s ‘Meet the Press’ Successor Kristen Welker Replacing His Entire Team

Seething Chuck Todd, 51, is allegedly still reeling after having to give his Meet the Press moderator seat to 47-year-old Kristen Welker.

“Kristen isn’t just replacing Chuck, she’s obliterating him,” a source spilled.

In June, it was revealed that Todd was being pushed out as host after nine years of hosting the talk show.

“It’s been an amazing nearly decadelong run. I am really proud of what this team and I have built over the last decade,” he said during the broadcast. “I’ve loved so much of this job, helping to explain America to Washington and explain Washington to America.”

“When I took over ‘Meet the Press,’ it was a Sunday show that had a lot of people questioning whether it still could have a place in the modern media space,” Todd continued. “Well, I think we’ve answered that question and then some.”

A memo was sent to NBC staff, praising the longtime host and applauding “Chuck’s thoughtful and passionate leadership.”

“‘Meet the Press’ has sustained its historic role as the indispensable news program on Sunday mornings,” execs said in the memo. “Through his penetrating interviews with many of the most important newsmakers, the show has played an essential role in politics and policy, routinely made front-page news, and framed the thinking in Washington and beyond.”

However, not everyone bought it.

Dan Abrams called out NBC News for Todd’s exit, claiming it’s clear the network forced him out. He also urged his news network rival to be more transparent, saying NBC’s spin is “almost certainly a lie.”

“Here’s what does matter,” the NewsNation host and Mediaite founder stated following Todd’s departure announcement. “That a news operation that is supposed to be seeking out the truth and providing its viewers and readers with accurate information, calling out fact from fiction. And yet, they are almost certainly creating a fictionalized version of what happened.”

Abrams also insisted Todd “was clearly forced out of the role and replaced” with Welker.

Rumblings of Todd’s firing started last year, with sources stating in August that he was already on the chopping block following low ratings.

Despite the rumors, Todd insisted he wasn’t leaving his Meet The Press anchor chair “anytime soon” — but that didn’t last long.

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Cher Accused of ‘Kidnapping’ Her Own Son

Hollywood legend Cher had her own son kidnapped from a hotel room just as he was trying to reconcile with his wife on their wedding anniversary, court papers exclusively unearthed by allege.

The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner was worried about Elijah Blue Allman’s health, her daughter-in-law, Marieangela King said in a declaration to a Los Angeles court hearing the couple’s divorce.

And she has reason to be concerned judging by pictures we have obtained showing him disheveled at a different hotel, LA’s famed Chateau Marmont Hotel where he has been living for at least the past six months.

He is now understood to be in rehab in Pasadena, California, after collapsing on the pavement leading up to the hotel’s entrance.

Allman married Marieangela, 36, who goes by the name Queenie in the rock band KING, in 2013. They have no children.

‘At first he looked like he was dead, but he had in fact passed out,’ said a witness to his collapse.

‘The staff picked him up and took him inside.’

Elijah, 47, is the younger of Cher’s two children. He is the son of her second husband, the late rock great Gregg Allman.

He married Marieangela, 36, who goes by the name Queenie in the rock band KING, in 2013. They have no children.

He has admitted in the past that he started taking drugs when he was 11 and has had a long battle with heroin addiction.

King, who was born in Mumbai, India, to a British father and German mother and whose childhood was spent in 30 different countries, is one of six siblings who have played at various times in KING.

In her declaration to the court, King said she and Elijah had spent 12 days in New York trying to work on their marriage.

‘Given the proper time I believe that we will reconcile,’ she said.

But their attempts to kiss and make up were interrupted, she wrote.

‘On November 30, 2022, the night of our wedding anniversary, four people came to our hotel room and removed (Elijah) from our room.

‘I was told by one of the four men who took him that they were hired by (Elijah’s) mother.

In the declaration, filed four days after the alleged kidnapping, she added: ‘I am currently unaware of my husband’s wellbeing or whereabouts,’ although she added that he was in ‘lockdown at a treatment facility that is undisclosed to me’.

Cher, 77, has long had a contentious relationship both with Elijah and her daughter-in-law Marieangela (pictured together in 2018)

She finished the statement with the words ‘I understand his family’s efforts to make sure he is well, and I want what is best for my husband.’

Cher’s representative did not respond to an email requesting comment. 

Elijah is now back in rehab after a tumultuous six months at the Chateau Marmont, the landmark Sunset Boulevard hotel where Animal House star John Belushi died from a drug overdose in 1982.

Worried hotel staff have regularly reached out to Cher due to his apparent drugged-out appearance, insiders tell

‘Virtually every morning and afternoon Elijah could be seen in front of the hotel on the sidewalk either leaning against the wall or sitting on the sidewalk smoking,’ said one.

‘He would come out with a full cigarette and by the time he had finished it, he would be passed out.

‘It always looked like it was dipped in something. He looked strung-out and messy, like he was a homeless person living on the streets.’

In early September Cher hired a caretaker to keep an eye on her troubled son, who had taken to leaving the hotel and wandering down the street.

‘The caretaker would sit out in the entrance area of the hotel just waiting to see where and what Elijah was up to.’ 

But things came to a head on September 14, the day that Cher had planned an intervention with her son, has learned.

Before that could happen, hotel staff found his lifeless body, lying face down on the pavement leading to the hotel entrance with his arms by his side. The hotel staff picked him up and took him inside.

Two days later police arrived and escorted Elijah out of the hotel, the source said. He was then taken for yet another stint in rehab.

Cher, 77, has long had a contentious relationship both with Elijah and her daughter-in-law Marieangela, who he met in Germany after he going there for treatment for a particularly bad case of Lyme Disease.

The movie and music icon allegedly did not congratulate the newlyweds after they eloped and refused even to acknowledge their engagement.

She has often gone months and even years without even speaking to her son, who she packed off too boarding school when he was just eight.

But, looking full of concern, she and her bodyguard were spotted going to visit him at the Chateau in March, soon after he had moved in.

In a 2014 interview with Entertainment Tonight Elijah said: ‘I started with drugs around the same time that we all did, around 11.

‘I mean it’s just what you did, it’s just what everybody did.’

He said he had started with marijuana and ecstasy and later graduated to harder drugs.

‘I was just looking to escape all the things in my past and, that’s when you turn to those kind of drugs, you know heroin and opiates,’ he said.

‘Heroin kind of saved me. If I didn’t have that at that point, I don’t know what I would have done. You may jump off a bridge. If you can only just go through that time period and live through it and then get help.’

He admitted there were times he almost died.

‘I did have some close calls and some moments of really feeling at the edge of mortality,’ he said.

‘I always kind of kept it a little bit safe but you never can do that. Even though you think that in your mind, of course the wrong things can happen.

‘The wrong combination of things can happen and you can just slip into the abyss.

‘I knew it was wrong and I knew that I was very unsatisfied with life at that point.’

Elijah, who was lead singer in the metal band Deadsy in the 2000s, was the one who filed for divorce. 

He said they had split in April 2020, right at the beginning of the Covid lockdown.

However Marieangela said they didn’t separate until late 2021.

In her declaration to the court, Marieangela said she could not pay her lawyers because Elijah’s spousal support payments were sporadic.

‘I have only received $25,000 total, half of the support owed,’ she said.

She also said that Cher had kicked her out of the house where she was living after Elijah started unspecified ‘medical care’ in August 2022.

‘I had lost both my housing and healthcare and had to leave the country to stay with relatives for a while,’ she said.

‘In my husband’s absence, I was asked to leave our family home by (Elijah’s) mother.

‘I was not allowed to retrieve all my belongings from our primary home and residence, nor was I given the opportunity to inventory our assets.’

She also said she had not been able to get her property from a storage unit which contained ‘one-of-a-kind art pieces, antiques and musical instruments’ that needed to be valued before the divorce’.

Meghan Markle’s Former ‘Suits’ Co-star Shares Never Seen Before Photos

She may be a duchess, but she’s just Meghan to him.

Meghan Markle’s “Suits” co-star Patrick J. Adams took a walk down memory lane sharing behind-the-scenes photos Monday on his Instagram account from their time on the hit USA Network legal drama series.

Adams played Mike Ross, a street smart college dropout who lands a high-profile legal job under Gabriel Macht’s Harvey Specter (in the middle of a drug deal) despite never having actually gone to law school.

The first photo features Adams in a black-and-white portrait intensely looking at the camera. The caption was simple: “Let’s get serious. Seriously.”

In the next photo shared on his “halfadams” social media account, the 42-year-old Canadian actor and director posted an image of Markle lying upside down on the floor in a white blouse and brown skirt with her bare foot raised in the air. In the photo, she’s seated next to her then co-star Sarah Rafferty, who played Donna Paulsen.

“I miss my friends,” Adams captioned the photo.

Markle, who was not yet the Duchess of Sussex at the time the photo was taken, played Rachel Zane on the series, the on-screen wife of Adams. The couple left the series at the end of Season 7 after their characters got married. They moved to Seattle to run a law firm together that focused on taking class action cases filed against Fortune 500 companies.

In the third and final post, Adams shared five black-and-white portraits of the main cast. In addition to a close-up of Markle, the tribute included images of Macht, Rick Hoffman, Max Topplin and Gina Torres.

The last caption completed Adams’ ultimate sentiment. “Each and every one of them,” he wrote.

“Suits” aired on USA Network from 2011 to 2019 for nine seasons. But it has experienced a resurgence in popularity after it began streaming on Netflix and Peacock in mid-June.

“The amount of exposure that we’ve had since getting on Netflix, I never in a million years could have anticipated,” “Suits” creator Aaron Korsh explained in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “A month or two before it went to Netflix, though, I started hearing fromlike, somebody I went to high school with, or my dentist, whoever it was. It would be texts and emails saying that people’s high school- and college-aged kids had seen the scene from the pilot with Harvey [interviewing] Mike on TikTok and had been bingeing the show. So, something was happening even before it started on Netflix, and then Netflix just took it and amplified it by a billion.”  

Korsh also attributes some of the show’s recent popularity to Markle.

“I think why people are tuning into it is a combination of that TikTok thing, there’s no doubt that there’s some curiosity about Meghan, and then Netflix knows how to entice you to watch a television show and then that builds on itself,” Korsh explained. “Now, the reason I think people are responding to it? I don’t think it’s totally different from how I loved ‘Ted Lasso’ when it came out in the pandemic.”

He continued: “I think with the characters in ‘Suits,’ people either see themselves in someone and/or see who they wish they were, and it also has an inherent optimism to it, even though sad things do happen. It’s funny, I took a lot of heat over the years whenever something bad would happen to someone on the show, people really get upset about it. But in this period of time in the world, I think the characters and the underlying base optimism are why people are connecting to the show, and then maybe some of it is tonal because it has drama but also it has humor.”

After Markle filmed her final scenes in November 2017, she and Prince Harry announced their engagement. Many of Markle’s “Suits” co-stars were invited to their May 2018 royal wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

In his 2023 memoir “Spare,” Harry spoke of his wife’s decision to leave the show.

“Meg packed up her house, gave up her role in ‘Suits.’ After seven seasons. A difficult moment for her, because she loved that show, loved the character she was playing, loved her cast and crew — loved Canada,” Harry explained. “On the other hand life there had become untenable. Especially on set. The show writers were frustrated, because they were often advised by the Palace comms team to change lines of dialogue, what her character would do, how she would act.”

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‘8 Mile’ Actor Nashawn Breedlove Dead at 46

Nashawn Breedlove, the actor and rapper who famously battled Eminem in 8 Mile, has died. He was 46. 

A family member told TMZ that Breedlove died in his sleep Sunday at his home in New Jersey. At this point, the cause of death is not known. Rapper Mickey Factz took to Instagram on Monday to share that Breedlove had died, saying Breedlove “will be missed for your tenacity and aggressiveness.”

Breedlove was a rapper who performed under the moniker Ox. He previously belonged to a group called The Now. Some of his previous work includes appearing on the soundtrack for the 2001 comedy The Wash, starring Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, DJ Pooh and comedian George Wallace.

Breedlove, performing as Ox, appeared on the track “Don’t Talk S**t.” The Wash soundtrack also featured D12, the hip-hop collective led by Eminem, as well as Xzibit, who also made a cameo in 8 Mile. 

In 8 Mile, Breedlove’s character, Lotto, belongs to the Free World — a group of six rappers led by Papa Doc, who is portrayed by Anthony Mackie8 Mile was directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Scott Silver. The film is loosely based on Eminem’s life, in which he portrays Jimmy Smith Jr., or B-Rabbit.

Lotto and B-Rabbit have an intense showdown near the end of the film. In the rap battle, Lotto spits, in part, “F**k Lotto, call me your leader / I feel bad that I gotta murder that dude from Leave It to Beaver / I sued to like that show, now you got me in fight-back mode.”

The film stars Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy and Kim Basinger. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and two GRAMMYs for Best Rap Song and Best Male Rap Solo Performance.

The film, whose title is taken from the road (8 Mile Road) that divides the predominantly Black part of Detroit and the predominantly white suburban community where Eminem used to live, was also nominated for three Golden Globe Awards.

‘NCIS’ and ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Actor Dead at 90

David McCallum, the gifted actor who starred in the hit 1960s drama “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” as Illya Kuryakin, died on Monday in New York City.

The Scottish star who also rose to fame playing chief medical examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard on NCIS, was 90.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of David McCallum and privileged that CBS was his home for so many years. David was a gifted actor and author, and beloved by many around the world,” CBS said in a statement. 

The actor passed “peacefully” of natural causes surrounded by his family at New York Presbyterian Hospital, CBS announced.

The Post has reached out to McCallum’s representatives for comment.

“He led an incredible life, and his legacy will forever live on through his family and the countless hours on film and television that will never go away,” the statement from continued. “We will miss his warmth and endearing sense of humor that lit up any room or soundstage he stepped onto, as well as the brilliant stories he often shared from a life well-lived. Our hearts go out to his wife Katherine and his entire family, and all those who knew and loved David.”

McCallum’s son Peter also shared a statement on behalf of the family.

“He was the kindest, coolest, most patient and loving father. He always put family before self. He looked forward to any chance to connect with his grandchildren, and had a unique bond with each of them,” he said. “He and his youngest grandson, Whit, 9, could often be found in the corner of a room at family parties having deep philosophical conversations.”

The statement continued, “He was a true renaissance man—he was fascinated by science and culture and would turn those passions into knowledge. For example, he was capable of conducting a symphony orchestra and (if needed) could actually perform an autopsy, based on his decades-long studies for his role on ‘NCIS’.”

“After returning from the hospital to their apartment, I asked my mother if she was OK before she went to sleep. Her answer was simply, ‘Yes. But I do wish we had had a chance to grow old together.’ She is 79, and dad just turned 90. The honesty in that emotion shows how vibrant their beautiful relationship and daily lives were, and that somehow, even at 90, Daddy never grew old.” 

McCallum was a staple on “NCIS.” The actor spent all 20 seasons of the crime series playing Ducky, an autopsy expert with a penchant for wearing bow ties. He appeared in more than 450 episodes. The 20th anniversary NCIS marathon on Monday night will now include an “in memoriam” card in remembrance of McCallum.

“For over twenty years, David McCallum endeared himself to audiences around the world playing the wise, quirky, and sometimes enigmatic, Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard,” “NCIS” executive producers Steven D. Binder and David North shared in a joint statement.

“But as much as his fans may have loved him, those who worked side by side with David loved him that much more. He was a scholar and a gentleman, always gracious, a consummate professional, and never one to pass up a joke.” 

McCallum spent all 20 seasons of “NCIS” playing Ducky, an autopsy expert with a penchant for wearing bow ties. He appeared in more than 450 episodes.

They added: “From day one, it was an honor to work with him and he never let us down. He was, quite simply, a legend. He was also family and will be deeply missed.”

McCallum was born in 1933 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. After he moved to the United States in 1961, he quickly got his big break in the role of agent Illya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” opposite Robert Vaughn who played multilingual spy Napoleon Solo, who spoke German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese. His performance was well received and he earned two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination for the role.

“I was out of work and had bills to pay, and [my friend, actor] Charlie Bronson knew that was the case,” McCallum said an interview with The Emmys. “He said, ‘Why don’t we have lunch in the commissary at MGM and we’ll see what happens?’ So we went. When you’re a kid from Glasgow who’s watched movies growing up, and all of a sudden you’re in this cathedral which is the MGM commissary, with all the pictures on the wall and people walking around who you’ve seen on the screen — I just was carried away.”

Pictured her in 1966, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” star earned two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination for the role of agent Illya Kuryakin.

“I met Sam Rolfe [creator of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”] at that lunch, and I think a seed was planted. I was then called by my agent, who said, ‘You’ve been offered three television series. One is to play Alexander the Great. Another is to play Judas Iscariot’ — I’d just played Judas in ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ — ‘And the other is a thing called ‘Solo,’ which is based to a certain extent on the Bond books.’ It wasn’t called Solo in the end because there was a conflict with the Bond rights, so it became ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’”

Callum’s also notably appeared in the films “The Great Escape” and “A Night to Remember.”

McCallum is survived by his wife of 56 years, Katherine McCallum, his daughter Sophie McCallum, his sons Peter, Paul and Valentine McCallum and his eight grandchildren: Julia McCallum, Luca de Sanctis, Iain de Sanctis, Stella McCallum, Gavin McCallum, George McCallum, Alessandro de Sanctis and Whit McCallum.


Jordan Peterson Calls for a Burger King Boycott

Jordan Peterson has taken aim at Burger King for pulling its ads from video platform Rumble after one of its prominent users, Russell Brand, was accused of rape.

Rumble hosts the podcasts of the British comedian but has refused to follow in the footsteps of its rival, YouTube, which demonetized Brand’s channel following the allegations.

While the fast-food chain has not revealed the exact reasons behind the move, many linked it to the accusations against Brand. Other companies to also pull advertising from Rumble include online clothing retailer ASOS and Hello Fresh.

But Peterson was not impressed with the move and shared his thoughts on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“That includes@BurgerKing. For those of you who care to know. Maybe eat at the other place. For a while,” he wrote on a retweet of an article about businesses pulling their ads from Rumble.

The psychologist previously weighed in on the allegations against Brand, taking particular aim at U.K public broadcaster the BBC, where Brand previously worked, which said it was launching an “urgent” investigation into the allegations.

“It’s a bit late for ‘Urgently’ But it sure is Convenient,” he wrote on Twitter, pointing out some of the accusations date back to 2006.

As part of a joint-investigation, the Dispatches program on the U.K’s Channel 4 and newspapers, The Times and The Sunday Times spoke to four women who accused of Brand of various crimes including rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013.

Brand made a video about the claims before the program went to air saying his relationships have been “always consensual” and that he strongly denies “these very serious criminal allegations.”

The comedian went on to blame the “mainstream media,” which he claimed was making a coordinated attack on him.

“These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I’ve written about extensively in my books I was very, very promiscuous,” Brand said in the video posted to his social media.

One of the women interviewed for the investigation said she was 16 years old and still in school when Brand began a relationship with her when he was in his early 30s.

The victim alleged Brand was emotionally abusive and controlling, and even referred to her as “the child” during their roughly three-month relationship. She also described an incident where she had been forced into a sexual act and was asked to sit in a bath for hours until he came home, even though the water had turned cold.

Lionel Richie ‘Fuming’ Over Diana Ross Blowing Him Off?

Lionel Richie, 74, is reportedly fuming over Diana Ross, 79, blowing off his requests to perform together after she showed up for Beyoncé.

The former Commodores frontman, who’s sold more than 100 million records, recently blasted his onetime duet partner for shooting down his invitation to sing their massive 1981 hit, Endless Love.

The Baby Love singer instead opted to attend a birthday celebration for Beyoncé — and Richie didn’t take the snub lightly.

During a recent performance in San Francisco, the 74-year-old singer slammed Ross in a scathing speech to the shocked crowd.

“[For] 37 years Diana said no [to singing the song],” Richie told the audience. “What made you think tonight she was going to show up to the show? She ain’t coming.”

Richie continued his fiery remarks — and threw Beyoncé under the bus in the process.

“She’s over there singing Happy Birthday to Beyoncé!” Richie added. “P—– me off!”

Ross’ decision to pass on reuniting with Richie for a performance of their hit song in San Fransisco appeared to strike more than just a nerve with the R&B singer — and possibly for sentimental reasons.

Not only was Endless Love one of the biggest hits of the decade — it was also Richie’s first chart-topping hit after he left the Commodores, making the single all the more special to him.

While the song saw massive success, Richie and Ross only performed the ballad live together on one occasion, at the 1982 Academy Awards.

“Lionel laughed it off in public but is furious with Diana because he believes she’s only using Beyoncé to worm her way back into the spotlight with a younger crowd,” an insider alleged to the National Enquirer. “While she considers him a part of her past, he believes he deserves better.”

The source added that Richie allegedly believed he deserved more from Ross considering that “he wrote the song and it was a hit for her too.”

Ross was hundreds of miles away from Richie’s San Francisco performance when she dazzled Los Angeles fans who turned out for Beyonce’s Renaissance show on September 4, which also happened to be the Drunk in Love singer’s 42 birthday.

The legendary female vocalists joined each other on stage and Ross serenaded Beyoncé on her B-day.

While attendees were shocked and amazed by Ross and Beyoncé joining forces, it appeared Richie was salty in the Bay Area.

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Prince Harry Denied at Windsor Castle During Visit… Told to ‘Give Notice’

The Duke of Sussex must give due notice if he wishes to stay on a royal estate, after he was denied a room at Windsor Castle earlier this month.

The Duke flew to London for the WellChild Awards, an annual charity event that this year fell on the eve of the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

Having established that it would be impossible to see his father due to their diary commitments and because the King was at Balmoral, the Duke asked if he could instead stay at Windsor Castle.

The arrangement would have enabled him to easily visit his grandmother’s resting place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, the following day, which he also asked if he could do.

The visit was the Duke’s first since the Sussexes were evicted from Frogmore Cottage, their former Windsor home. It means they are now “homeless” when on UK soil and must ask permission from Buckingham Palace to stay on one of the royal estates.

Royal sources have stressed that such provision will be made where possible but that the palace must be given suitable warning of any such visit.

The Duke is next expecting to be in the UK in January, when his claim against News Group Newspapers, the publisher of The Sun, for alleged unlawful information gathering is due to be heard at the High Court.

The Duke’s office first contacted Buckingham Palace after confirming his attendance at the WellChild Awards.

It said the Duke would love to see his father and stay with him if at all possible.

However, he was told he would have to put in a formal request. It is unclear whether the King was aware of such correspondence.

The Duke’s team duly sent specific details and timings of his trip. He had only a small window of 24 hours in the UK before he flew to Germany for the Invictus Games.

The palace is understood to have responded, explaining that the King would be at Balmoral on the relevant dates but that the Duke was more than welcome to join him there. 

Such a meeting would have allowed father and son an opportunity to catch up, face to face, for the first time in months.

But both sides acknowledged that it was simply not feasible given the timings. The Duke would have had to have flown to Scotland by helicopter or private jet and even then would have had minimal, if any, time with his father.

The Duke’s office then asked if it was possible to be given accommodation in Windsor – or indeed anywhere else – but is said to have done so too late and that it was deemed impossible to arrange.

As such, he was forced to stay in a hotel for the night – which, having been stripped of his police protection, added a complicated security element.

The Duke was, though, allowed to visit the late Queen’s grave – a private excursion that became public knowledge when a member of the public took a photograph of him leaving the chapel.

The late Queen is buried alongside her husband, the late Duke of Edinburgh; her mother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother; her father, King George VI, and her sister, Princess Margaret, at the King George VI Memorial Chapel inside St George’s Chapel.

The Duke was joined at the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf by the Duchess of Sussex, where they were warmly applauded by the crowd.

At the event, he made a speech saying people should not be judged by their “past pain”.

The Duke is not thought to have fully reconciled with his family during his visits to the UK for state events, such as the late Queen’s funeral and the King’s Coronation, after the incendiary allegations contained in his autobiography Spare, which was published earlier this year.

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Gisele Bundchen Admits She Wanted to Die During Marriage to Tom Brady [Video]

Gisele Bundchen got candid about overwhelming stress that she had faced during her modeling career which led to her fantasizing about ‘jumping out of the window’ at one point.

The Brazilian-born beauty, 43, who recently revealed that she was ‘just surviving’ before divorcing Tom Brady, opened up about the emotional topic in a snippet of her upcoming interview with Lee Cowan for CBS News Sunday Morning.

The mother of two launched her professional modeling career during New York Fashion Week in 1996 – when she was just 16-years-old.

However, Bundchen expressed hardships that she faced while working in the industry in the past. ‘You know, I was in tunnels. I couldn’t breathe. And then I started being in studios, and I felt like suffocated.’ 

Gisele recalled, ‘I lived on the ninth floor, and I had to go up the stairs because I was afraid I would be stuck on the elevator, and I’d be hyperventilating…’

‘You know when you can’t breathe even when the windows are open, you feel like, I don’t want to live like this, you know what I mean?’

Cowan then cut in to ask Gisele, ‘Did you really think about jumping?’ The model then replied with, ‘Yeah. For, like, a second.’ 

In her younger teenage years, Bundchen was enrolled in a modeling course with her sisters by their mother, and was later discovered by Elite Model Management. 

After placing second in the national contest called Elite Mode Look, the beauty moved to Sau Paulo to begin pursing a career in the modeling industry. 

She made her professional breakthrough in 1996 during New York Fashion Week, and through the late 90s, starred in campaigns for various luxurious brands – such as Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Versace. 

Her first cover for Vogue was for Vogue Paris in 1998, and the following year, she signed with IMG Models.  

Also in 1999, she celebrated her first U.S. Vogue cover, and later that same year, won the VH1 Vogue Model of the Year Award. At the age of 19, Gisele signed a contract with Victoria’s Secret. 

Her success travelled to the 2000s, where she continued to strut on the runway and collaborate with brands. 

The star also stepped into the film industry, and took on roles in films such as Taxi (2004) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). 

‘Jumping’: Cowan then cut in to ask Gisele, ‘Did you really think about jumping?’ The model then replied with, ‘Yeah. For, like, a second’; seen in 2005 

Gisele is still prominent in the industry to the present day, and notably starred in the latest Icons campaign for Victoria’s Secret last month in August. She joined other celebrities, such as Naomi Campbell and Adriana Lima. 

However, she has previously opened up about the struggles she had faced when entering the modeling world at a young age. 

While talking to Vanity Fair earlier this year in March, she discussed moving to New York and living with other modes, but was surrounded by drug use. 

‘I saw things that were like, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I always say my guardian angels are very powerful,’ Gisele explained, adding that she ‘escaped’ certain situations due to having ‘faith.’  

‘You have to survive that…It’s just emotional. I feel everything so deeply, and when I remember it, I feel like I’m living it again,’ Bundchen later expressed and remembered how ‘tough’ it was at that time. 

‘My natural instinct was, “I’m not going to be a victim of this. I’m not going to sit here and be like, ‘Why are they treating me like this? Why are they leaving me standing here naked for, like, eight hours without offering me water or food? Why are they being so mean?”‘ 

‘I could have been sitting there thinking, “Am I even worthy of anything?” Gisele emotionally stated. 

‘I could have chosen to do drugs. I could have chosen to party. I could have chosen to allow…the vampires that are out there to suck life out of me and use me, but I came out of it. I wasn’t broken.’  

Also during the CBS News Sunday Morning interview, Gisele revealed she was ‘just surviving’ before divorcing Tom Brady- and is ‘now living’ in her most candid interview about her divorce yet.

The supermodel started dating the football star, 45, in 2007 and was with him for more than a decade before they confirmed they were divorcing in October 2022.

The star said she has happily moved into a new era of her life and detailed how the pair ‘grew apart’ before their split – saying, ‘I think before I was more surviving, and now I’m living, which is different.’

Tom and Gisele share two children – Vivian, 10, and Benjamin, 13 – while he also has an older son, Jack, 15, from his previous relationship with Bridget Moynahan.

Gisele took a step back from modelling to raise the couple’s children and has now returned to the world of high fashion.

Brady sent shockwaves around the world when he first announced his retirement in 2022 – a decision he would reverse just weeks later – which reportedly irked his now ex-wife.

Rumors speculated that Bundchen was concerned about the sport’s impact on Brady’s health – reportedly delivering him an ultimatum to retire, otherwise their marriage would end.

He announced his retirement for the second and final time in February 2023.

Speaking about the decision to divorce, the star said: ‘I think it’s not what I dreamed of and what I hoped for. My parents have been married for 50 years, and I really wanted that to happen.’

‘But I think you have to accept you know sometimes that the way you are in your 20s, it’s sometimes you grow together, sometimes you grow apart…’

‘I mean, he’s the father of my kids, so I always wish him the best, and I’m so grateful that he gave me wonderful children.’

Watch a clip of the interview below:

Former NHL Star Dies in Motorcycle Accident at 29

Reality star Savannah Chrisley’s ex-fiancé Nic Kerdiles died from his injuries in a motorcycle accident early Saturday morning, according to WRKN News 2.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department reportedly told the Nashville station that Kerdiles, 29, ran through a stop sign in a residential area north of the Tennessee capital while on his Indian Motorcycle at around 3:30 a.m.

According to the outlet, police said Kerdiles hit the driver’s side of the BMW, who did not seem to be injured from the crash, but Kerdiles was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Chrisley’s rep did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, and a rep for the MNPD and Kerdiles could not be reached.

On Friday night, Kerdiles shared a photo of himself with his helmet on riding his motorcycle. He wrote below the vehicle on his Instagram Story, “Night rider.” Nic Kerdiles.

Earlier this month, the former professional hockey player — who played for the Anaheim Ducks from 2014 to 2017 before being drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in 2018 — reflected on making the most of every day in an Instagram series of photos from time spent with his family back home.

“Time in this life goes by quicker and quicker each day. I will never again take these days with them for granted and my advice is the same for everyone else,” he wrote in the caption.

Kerdiles was previously engaged to Chrisley, 26, after they began dating in November 2017.

In July 2020, Savannah shared with PEOPLE that the engagement and wedding was off. She explained of her and Kerdiles’ decision: “Nic and I have been together for two and a half years. We’re just trying to find our place in this world.”

“We’re working on ourselves in order to be better for each other. I like to say our relationship is unique and we’re kind of marching to our own beat,” she said.

While the reality star said she and Kerdiles were still together, she felt they “rushed into things way too fast” and now “want to make sure we’re both in a healthy place.”

In September, Chrisley shared in an Instagram post that the couple had “decided to call it quits.”

The Unlocked podcast host wrote at the time, “There’s no hatred between the two of us…and in all honesty…that makes saying goodbye even harder. We have nothing but love, respect, and admiration for one another but it’s time for us to move forward individually.”

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