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After much speculation, Kensington Palace has finally announced that Prince Charles, Prince Harry’s father, will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at the Royal Wedding. The official statement offers that Markle asked her soon-to-be father-in-law to do the honors. “Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George’s Chapel on her Wedding Day,” it reads. “The Prince of Wales is pleased to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way.” (Twitter)
The Trump Administration is targeting Planned Parenthood with new abortion rule. The proposal announced today will ban non-profit healthcare organizations from providing abortions and similar services “under the same roof as operations funded by federal family-planning.” (NBC News)
Amazon has ordered a 10-episode drama series from Jordan Peele. Titled The Hunt, the forthcoming project follows a group of Nazi Hunters who set out to bring high-ranking Nazis to justice. (Deadline)
A school bus and collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey interstate leaving one student and one teacher dead and 43 injured. The bus, carrying 38 students, was traveling for a field trip when it suddenly made an illegal U-turn, which caused the crash. (NBC New York)
Janet Mock is making TV history. Mock will be the first trans Black woman to write, produce, and make her directing debut for a national network series, Pose. Mock touched on the importance of the moment with a piece for Variety, where she expands on the LGBTQ pioneers before her and the importance of seeing trans characters take center stage instead of acting as plot devices. “Pose has made history for hiring five trans actresses – all of color – as series regulars,” Mock wrote. “But our leading ladies cannot be defined solely by their trans-ness. They are, like all of us, whole beings.” (Variety)
SiriusXM will exclusively broadcast three previously unreleased Richard Pryor albums. The unreleased standup albums will be part of a three-week tribute to the late comedian, “Richard Pryor: Still Outrageous,” which will start May 21 on the SiriusXM Comedy Greats channel. Ron Bennington will also host an audio documentary on the comedian’s life, which will feature guests like Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, and Pryor’s wife, Jennifer.
Insecure season 3 is back. Issa Rae, creator and star of the HBO series, and her on-screen girl squad Yvonne Orji, Natasha Rothwell and Amanda Seales announced the August 12 release date on Twitter, teasing “We heard you wanna date?” (Twitter)
Larry Nassar sexual assault survivors will receive 2018 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPYS. The former USA Gymnastics doctor was sentenced to prison for up to 175 years for sexually abusing more than 140 women and girls, including Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas. They will be honored on July 18. (Twitter)
Black-ish star Miles Brown will star in coming-of-age indie, Emmett. The film centers around a 12-year-old prodigy whose on a mission to solve a crime and stop his parents from separating. Brown will star alongside Rita Wilson and Nora Dunn. (THR)
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