411: Harry & Meghan Bombshell Announcement, Bieber Confirms Lyme Disease

Harry & Meghan Stepping Back As “Senior Royals;” Buckingham Palace Blindsided

  • Harry & Meghan dropped a bombshell yesterday via Instagram—the Duke & Duchess of Sussex plan to step back as “senior royals” and split their time between the UK & North America
  • They also said they plan to “work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen."
  • The Buckingham Palace released what’s being categorized as a “terse” statement, “Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through”
  • By various accounts, Harry & Meghan didn’t consult anyone in the royal family before making the announcement, including Harry’s father Prince Charles & Grandmother Queen Elizabeth
  • The Buckingham Palace was blindsided and hurt and this “step back” further confirms the rift between the Duke & Duchess and the royal family
  • This announcement comes on the heels of Harry & Meghan spending the Christmas holiday in Canada, not the UK, and their very vocal and legal battle with the press for what Harry calls “bullying” Meghan

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The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit Canada House

Justin Bieber Reveals Health Struggles

  • Justin Bieber has confirmed that he's been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
  • The star also attributes a "serious case of chronic mono" to why he hasn't been looking his best recently. He says the ailments have affected his "skin, brain function, energy and overall health."
  • The Bieb, who sparked rumors of a breakdown when he was seen crying in October, promises to reveal his medical issues in a docu-series that will hit YouTube on January 27th.
  • In an Instagram post, he says, "It's been a rough couple years but getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever NO CAP."
 

2020 Oscars Without A Host

  • For a 2nd year in a row, the Academy awards will be hostless
  • The broadcast will focus on "huge entertainment value, big musical numbers, big comedy and star power," according to ABC
  • The Oscars air on February 9th at 8pm

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“Who Wants to be a Millionaire” Returns with Jimmy Kimmel

  • ABC announced that “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” is coming back to TV, and Kimmel is going to host it
  • The new and improved version will feature celebrity contestants playing for charity
  • Also, a new interactive game app will allow you to play along at home – and win the same amount of money the stars do.
  • The all-new celebrity edition of “Who Wants to be Millionaire” premieres on April 8th

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