Kate, Wills and Harry were all together for a public engagement today, and well, the press pack who covers the royal family were not impressed.
The trio were out and about in London today (Kate in a new Erdem dress, FYI) to lend support to the HeadsTogether campagin, a mental health advocacy cause they've had a history of championing together.
On this occasion, however, none of the Windsor crew bothered to acknowledge the group of journalists who make a profession out of covering them, causing The Daily Express's royal reporter, Richard Palmer, to send this series of tweets:
My phone died just as William, Kate and Harry arrived at the ICA. William noticeably blanked us all from two feet away. Charming. 😂— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) January 17, 2017
The three royal leave and one cheeky photographer shouts: "Bye!" No reply. pic.twitter.com/JtNP4qstof— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) January 17, 2017
The royal press pack has decided that part of having a national conversation about mental health should involve saying hello to people.— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) January 17, 2017
Remember this come Oscar-pool time: The Iranian film Under the Shadow is a front-runner for the Best Foreign Language Film award, and the fact that it has already been selected by the United Kingdom as its entry for that category is largely due to a critically lauded performance by one woman: Narges Rashidi.
Rashidi plays a woman beset by evil spirits, the haunting going down during the Iran-Iraq war, and while, yes, that sounds like a horror movie, the 36-year-old hopes you don’t dismiss it as "just" that.
“It works on so many levels and is written so smartly that it would be a shame to just call it a horror film,” she pleads over the phone from a cab in New York. She’s visiting from Berlin and doing rounds for the film’s limited theatrical release. (Netflix bought the streaming rights for it; it should drop there this winter.)
The actress—who’s kind of a big deal on the indie scene in Europe—was born in Iran and lived there as a child during the war in which this film is set. “My parents protected me, so I didn’t really see all of the horrors,” she says. “I do remember waking up in my mother’s lap and hearing noises, and she would say ‘Oh, it’s just some bombs; go to sleep.’”
Rashidi later moved to Germany and says she worked so hard on building a new life for herself that she buried a lot of who she’d been in Iran. “I totally forgot where I came from. Doing this movie was cathartic. I got to dig so much deeper into that time.”
If you’re wondering how to pronounce her name, it’s a soft “g” and the emphasis is on the last syllable. “It means ‘daf-fodil,’” she says after patiently coaching us through a few bungled “Nargeez? Nargas? Narjays?” “I was born on the first day of spring, and I was supposed to be called something even harder to pronounce!” she says. “But my mother’s father came to her in a dream—he’d passed away—and told her that my name had to be Narges.”
Like we said: a name not to forget.
Photography by Anna Wendt.
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Katherine Heigl at a party in Hollywood this summer. Image by: Getty
Proof you can keep some things secret in Hollywood if you want to.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley are the proud parents of a baby boy – for almost a month now! The parents, who welcomed son Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr. on Dec. 20, just confirmed the happy news to People Magazine. The Grey's Anatomy star and her musician husband also have two daughters, Adalaide, 4, and Naleigh, 8.
Heigl had previously said that the pregnancy was a surprise. (Both their daughters are adopted.) "We’ve known for awhile that we wanted to add to our family and frankly didn’t really care how we chose to do that. We were considering adoption again, fostering, or pregnancy if possible. Seeing as I have never been pregnant and as my OB/GYN reminded me last year, I’m of advanced maternal age, I wasn’t sure pregnancy was even in the cards for us. Turns out it was very much in the cards!"