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Guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews.

Miss Middleton, 33, who is the younger sister of the duchess, married 41-year-old Mr Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire.

The bride was accompanied by her father, Michael, as they arrived shortly after 11:15 BST for the 45-minute ceremony.

The church is a few miles from the Middleton family home in Bucklebury.

There was strict security in place on the estate, with villagers being asked to carry ID on the day, and asked not to speak to the press.

But the bride received a rousing cheer from around 100 royal fans and residents as she arrived.

Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, and Roger Federer and his wife Mirka were among the guests at the church.

 

The heavy downpour that started minutes after the beginning of the service ended a few moments before the church doors opened.

Wedding bells rang out just before 12.30 BST as the new husband and wife walked hand in hand along the church path.

Guests filed out and walked to nearby Englefield House, where it is believed a champagne reception will be held.

 

 

A judge ruled Friday that Prince's six siblings are the heirs to his estate, a key step in the more than year-old battle over the pop legend's fortune and vast trove of unreleased songs.Kevin Eide, the judge in Carver County, Minnesota, where Prince died suddenly in April 2016 at his Paisley Park estate, said that the "Purple Rain" star's heirs were his sister Tyka Nelson and five half-siblings.

 

"The heirs of the estate are determined to be Omarr Baker, Alfred Jackson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R Nelson and Tyka Nelson," the order read.

 

In practical terms, the ruling will not immediately hand over Prince's fortune -- which is estimated to be worth up to $300 million -- to his siblings.

 

Instead, it starts a one-year process in which people who claim to be related to Prince can still make their appeals, but be definitively excluded if the judge does not accept their case.

 

"I'm finally my brother's legal sister again," Tyka Nelson, herself a singer but with much less success than Prince, wrote on Facebook. "It's a happy day!"

 

The ruling comes nine days after a hearing in which the siblings pressed for a resolution, and following months of sometimes colorful claims by people who say they are Prince's descendants.

 

Among the claims received by the court were one from a woman who said she had a secret wedding to Prince in Las Vegas, and a little-known musician who alleged that Prince agreed on a tour bus to hand him his whole estate.

- New dispute with label -

 

The judge's ruling could also provide more clarity on control of Prince's storied vault of unreleased songs, with question marks already rising over deals reached since Prince's death.

 

The judge separately scheduled a hearing for May 31 to hear a proposal to cancel a contract between Prince's estate and Universal, the world's largest music label conglomerate.

 

Universal in February announced with fanfare that it had secured the rights to Prince's catalog after the mid-1990s, when the artist exited rival label Warner, as well as unspecified recordings from Prince's earlier heyday.

 

But Comerica Bank and Trust, which has been assigned to handle the estate's interests, conceded that the recordings under Universal's $30 million contract may overlap with Warner's assets.

 

"Universal has been misled and defrauded in connection with the license agreement and insists upon rescission of the agreement and the return of its money, full stop," a label executive was quoted as saying in a partially redacted filing.

 

Comerica asked the court to be let out of the contract, saying the estate otherwise faced the likelihood of litigation.

 

Complicating matters, only three of the heirs have been working with L Londell McMillan, Prince's longtime lawyer who has advised the estate on deals.

 

Other siblings including Tyka have accused McMillan of mismanaging a tribute concert last year to Prince, charges that the lawyer denies.

 

Prince was a sworn foe of music industry conventions and in the mid-1990s wrote "slave" on his cheek and changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol after Warner tried to put the brakes on his prodigious output.

 

Prince reconciled with Warner late in his life and the label will put out a new edition of his iconic 1984 album-soundtrack "Purple Rain," complete with previously unreleased tracks, to mark birthday next month.

 

The pop legend died from an accidental overdose of powerful painkillers.

 

The 57-year-old -- outwardly a model of health who did not drink, advocated a vegetarian diet and fired musicians who abused drugs -- left no will and had no living children who were recognised.

Jamaican Reggae artiste Frankie Paul died at the University Hospital of West Indies (UHWI) last night.Paul was born in 1965. He was 52 years old.

 

According to his sister, Trish Clarke, he died shortly after 10:00 pm. He had been suffering from kidney problems and was on dialysis two days per week.

 

Friends, including dancehall artiste/producer Wayne Lonesome were assisting him in meeting a huge hospital bill of some $1.5 million when he died. He had been admitted to the hospital since April. Paul, who had moved to the African nation, The Gambia in 1994, was a major dancehall/reggae star of the 1980s and 1190s with hits like "Worries In the Dance", "Pass the Ku Shung Peng", "Tidal Wave", "Cassanova" and "Sarah".

 

Born in Jamaica in 1965, Paul, whose real name was Paul Blake, was blind from birth and spent his early life at the Salvation Army School for the Blind. While there he met American RnB singer Stevie Wonder, who was in Kingston for a show at the National Stadium in the 1970s. Wonder urged him to become a professional singer. Like Wonder, Paul also played a number of instruments including the keyboard.

 

"He will be sadly missed by us, his friends, his colleagues in the music business, his faimily and thousands of fans around the world who loved his music," Lonesome told the OBSERVER ONLINE this morning.

 

 

Has Halle Berry found herself a new man after divorcing Olivier Martinez late last year? The 50-year-old Oscar-winning actress was photographed stepping out for a lunch date with a mystery man in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 16. 

Halle opted for a low-key look as she donned a giant fedora when she joined the handsome man at Gracias Madre. The Storm of the "X-Men" film series flaunted a bit of cleavage in a black V-neck chiffon top which she paired with form-fitting jeans and grey suede ankle boots. 

Halle and her male companion could be seen laughing and joking while they got close during the lunch date. The handsome hunk kept it low key, too, by wearing a black polo shirt, short trousers and a pair of flip flops. 

It's unclear who the handsome man was. Halle has been married and divorced three times. She has a son named Maceo from her marriage to Olivier. The "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" actress also has a daughter called Nahla, whom she shares with ex-beau Gabriel Aubry. 

 

Comedian/actor Kevin Hart is expecting his first child with wife Eniko Parrish. The baby is said to be a boy, according to ABC News.

Hart and Parrish wed last August (2016). The Ride Along and Central Intelligence star has a 9-year-old son, Hendrix, and a 12-year-old daughter, Heaven, with his ex-wife, Torrei Hart.

On Mother’s Day (May 14) Hart posted an Instagram photo with a caption that reads, “Celebrating Mother’s Day with my beautiful wife. We are laughing at the fact that this time next year we will be celebrating her 1st actual Mother’s Day.”

 

A 101-year-old man from southwest England has become the world's oldest tandem skydiver.

Bryson William 'Verdun' Hayes, known as Verdun, completed the record-breaking jump Sunday. He skydived for the very first time a year ago to celebrate his 100th birthday.

"Last year's skydive was an amazing experience," he said in a press statement. "I must have got a bit of a taste for it, because it just made me want to do it again."

And he seemed to enjoy this year's dive just as much. Asked how he felt on landing, he said, "oh, absolutely over the moon."

The previous record was held by Canadian Armand Gendreau, who skydived from 10,000 feet in June 2013 aged 101 and three days.

Hayes, who jumped from 15,000 feet, added 34 days to that record.

Eight members of his family jumped with him, including his son Bryan, grandson Roger and great-grandsons Joe and Stanley.

"He'd wanted to do it for many years and his wife wouldn't let him," Ian Honnor, Hayes' grandson-in-law who also took part in the skydive, told CNN.

"He would class himself as a bit of a daredevil," he said. "He did a gliding session when he was 90, but he's never done anything of this nature."

Hayes was raising money for The Royal British Legion, a UK charity that supports members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. He has raised over £2,400 ($3,100) so far.

It's a cause that has great personal significance for Hayes, who is named after a famous World War I battle. His father, fighting with the British troops in France, wrote home to his pregnant wife asking her to name their child after the Battle of Verdun, if it was a boy.

Hayes later served in World War II as a Lance Corporal and was part of the D-Day campaign, which saw the Allied forces successfully begin the liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe.

Honnor is fairly sure that this won't be the last of Hayes' aerial feats.

"It wouldn't surprise me if he does it again in a year's time," he said. "And he's also talking about wing walking. So I'll now be looking into that to see if it's medically possible."

 

She's best known for playing Sandy in the 1978 movie musical Grease.

But a recent serious health issue has forced Olivia Newton John's management to postpone her American concerts for the rest of May.

Alleged details of her battle with sciatica - a spinal and nerve condition that can render some sufferers unable to move - have surfaced in a report by New Idea.

An insider reportedly told the publication that Olivia's condition has been debilitating.

'So to see her unable to walk or get out of bed because the pain is so severe is incredibly rattling. We are very worried,' the source claimed.

Olivia's management previously announced on her Facebook page that her scheduled performances were cancelled due to health problems.

The post read: 'We are so sorry to announce that the Olivia concerts scheduled for May will be postponed due to a bad issue with Olivia's sciatica.'

'Once the dates are rescheduled we will post the new dates ASAP. Apologies for any inconvenience.'

The source reportedly said the tour cancellation was a big deal for the veteran entertainer, who is known for her professional attitude.

Meanwhile, Olivia is also reportedly concerned for her 31-year-old daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, who has suffered from anorexia and drug addiction in the past.

The insider alleged that Chloe's recent bizarre Instagram posts - which saw her describe herself as a 'Red Bull drinking witch' - have upset her famous mother.

'Just when Olivia thinks she's on the straight and narrow, she starts up with this bizarre business,' they said. 'It's just adding to Olivia's stress and her health troubles.'

In a statement, Olivia said: 'I have had a long running issue with sciatica and I need to take this time to rest and deal with this very painful condition.

'My husband John is taking great care of me and I want to thank all my family, friends and fans for their concern, love, support and good wishes.

'I look forward to returning to performing soon!' she concluded. 

Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan will star opposite each other in action thriller "Ex-Baghdad". The movie, which will be directed by Scott Waugh, has a budget of $80 million and is said to be one of the biggest budget films for a Chinese production. 

Chan will produce the movie through his company SR Media along with Qi Jianhong, Hans Canosa and Talent International's Esmond Ren. The project will target international audiences, with Chan being one of the most recognizable action stars in global scale. 

According to Deadline, "Ex-Baghdad" will follow Chinese private security contractor (Chan), who is called in to escort oil workers to safety zone after a China-run oil refinery in Mosul, Iraq is attacked. "He learns, however, that the attackers' real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, and teams up with an American former Marine (Stallone) to stop them." 

Chan will lend his voice to Sensei Wu in "The Lego Ninjago Movie". He will also has a voice role in "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature". Chan reportedly will reprise his role as Lee in potential "Rush Hour 4", but it remains to be seen if the report is true. 

Stallone was last seen in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" as Stakar Ogord. His upcoming movies include "Escape Plan 2", "Idol's Eye" and "Animal Crackers". Stallone will also star in "Scarpa", a biopic of former capo Gregory Scarpa. 

 

Marc Jacobs was so excited about Missy Elliott's new Elle cover that he leaked the whole thing before it was gucci to do so. Whoops!

Wednesday, Marc took to the 'gram to share a pic of Missy outfitted in his designs a full 24 hours before Elle acknowledged or shared anything regarding the cover on its socials. 

Missy stuns in head-to-toe designs from Mr. Marc's most recent collection, which was inspired by the documentary Hip-Hop Evolution. Though Jacobs has had a checkered past with appropriation, namely Loc-gate of Fall 2016, at least the casting in the show's presentation was one of NYFW's most diverse. 

We can't wait to see the rest of the images, but for now, shout out to Marc for giving us a (likely accidental) sneak peek.

Steve Harvey may seem like a funny, people-ish person on television, but when the cameras are turned off, he may be a little different.

According to an alleged memo the comedian and TV host made to his previous staff in Chicago, you’ll want to steer clear of Steve unless you’re asked not to.

“Do not come to my dressing room unless invited…. Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly,” the memo, which was posted on Robert Feder’s Chicago media blog. “Do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.”

Ouch. We all want our personal space, but this reads a bit harsh. Sources told PageSix that the memo was sent to Harvey’s staff prior to the start of his show’s fifth season. Starting this fall, the revamped program will tape in Los Angeles at Harvey’s request and with a new crew.

It’s been alleged that the memo was leaked by a now-former staffer who wasn’t asked to make the move to LA and remain on the team. Steve Harvey hasn’t yet responded to the alleged memo publicly.

 

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