Meghan Markle’s Lawyers Promise Battle Royale With UK Tabloid Will “Move Forward,” Despite Court Loss

The London-based judge also tossed out allegations that the Daily Mail publisher inflated a dispute between Markle and her father, Thomas Markle, as part of an effort to write negative stories about her. "The Duchess' rights were violated; the legal boundaries around privacy were crossed," law firm Schillings declared after Judge Mark Warby on Friday dismissed claims that Associated Newspapers acted "dishonestly" by quoting only passages of the letter in question.
Long a regular on USA Network's legal drama Suits, the now Duchess also recently voiced the documentary Elephant for the House of Mouse …a deal seeming first ventured on the red carpet when she and Harry met Disney boss Bob Iger last year.
"Nonetheless, we respect the judge's decision as the strong case against Associated will continue to focus on the issue of a private, intimate and hand-written letter from a daughter to her father that was published by The Mail on Sunday," Schillings proclaimed. "This gross violation of any person's right to privacy is obvious and unlawful, and The Mail on Sunday should be held to account for their actions."
Reps for Associated Newspapers did not respond to request for comment on today's ruling or the reaction from Markle's legal team.
(UPDATED WITH STATEMENT FROM MEGHAN MARKLE'S LAWYERS) While a London judge today dismissed a chunk of a lawsuit brought by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, against the UK tabloid Mail on Sunday for publishing excepts of a letter to her father, the former Suits star vows to "move forward."
Markle and Prince Harry, who have essentially split from the UK Royal Family, have been scrapping with the UK tabs over coverage of them, with Harry engaged in a separate lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun and the owners of fellow tabloid The Daily Mirror claiming they hacked his voicemail messages. Stepping back from their official roles, the new-ish parents first hunkered down near Vancouver, but have relocated to Southern California in recent weeks.
"Whilst the judge recognizes that there is a claim for breach of privacy and copyright, we are surprised to see that his ruling suggests that dishonest behaviour is not relevant," they added. "As part of this process, the extremes to which the Mail on Sunday used distortive, manipulative, and dishonest tactics to target the Duchess of Sussex have been put on full display," a spokesperson for the high priced lawyers noted of the October 2019 filed case so far.
The lawsuit put in the docket last fall against Associated Newspapers cited invasion of privacy and copyright infringement for the publication of the letter in August 2018, after she had married Prince Harry.
Still, having lost their legal footing a bit, Markle's team announced that "today's ruling makes very clear that the core elements of this case do not change" and went on the offense in response.
With Markle on the hook for the costs so far, it is estimated by the Mail itself that the daughter-in-law to the next King of England may have to pay out around $63,000 as of right now – though this this battle royale is apparently far from over. Associated Newspapers, which also owns the often fire starting tabloid Daily Mail, as well as MailOnline and Metro, has denied all charges in the suit.
Today Judge Warby additionally said those portions of the correspondence between Markle and her sometimes estranged father were not relevant to the suit, which claims the tab illegally used private information and breached the UK's Data Protection Act. In an act of some comfort to the Duchess, the judge did say the dismissed portions of the matter could be revisited as the case progresses, especially if it goes to trial. Disneynature’s Elephant, an Original Movie narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, starts streaming April 3, only on #DisneyPlus.
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Royal Baby Name’s ‘Riverdale’ Origin “Confirmed” At the CW Upfront Presentation

Archie Comics and Riverdale fans had a field day when the name of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby, Archie, was announced on May 8. The CW series made headlines worldwide because of its lead character's new royal namesake, and the network proudly displayed some of them during its upfront presentation today.
His mom, American actress Markle, has a history at the CW — she did an arc on the network's drama series 90210. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on May 6. ” />
(you can see it above) The CW President Mark Pedowitz went further. “We think we know where Harry and Megan really got their baby’s name,“ he said on stage at the New York City Center before showing everyone "the evidence" on the big screen behind him to big laughs.

The Most Notable TV Character Deaths/Exits Of 2018 – A Photo Gallery

Some we knew would be exiting, but the question was how, such as Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood in House of Cards and Danny Masterson’s in The Ranch, both of whom had been fired amid sexual misconduct allegations. Of course, there’s Roseanne Barr, whose meteorically successful Roseanne revival was canceled amid her racist Twitter rant against Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama. The question was how she would be written out of the subsequently greenlit The Conners spinoff.
Miller’s Erlich Bachman in Silicon Valley, Ruth Wilson’s Alison Bailey in The Affair, Frank Dillane’s Nick Clark and Kim Dickens’ Madison Clark in Fear The Walking Dead, Patrick J. Adams’ Mike Ross and Meghan Markle’s Rachel Zane in Suits, and George Eads’ Jack Dalton in MacGyver among many others. Other memorable character deaths/exits included Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes and Lauren Cohan’s Maggie Rhee in The Walking Dead, Clayne Crawford’s Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon, T.J.
While this year’s list is numbingly long, Deadline looks at some of the most high-profile and memorable characters who left us in 2018. Each year brings a raft of deaths and exits of our favorite TV characters, but 2018 saw them come at a dizzying pace.
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‘Cheers’ Star Kirstie Alley Comes Runner Up In British ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

This year’s Celebrity Big Brother – the final iteration to air on C5 after the Viacom network let the contract run down – was set to star Stormy Daniels. However, the porn star that allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump, didn’t show up, with a variety of reasons being given including child custody and potential legal threats from the President.” />
Alley was a popular housemate during the four week run; she acclimatized well to a house full of British soap stars, mediums, soccer players and personalities.
Cheers and Scream Queens star Kirstie Alley finished as runner up in the British version of Celebrity Big Brother.
"It's f***ing Woody Harrelson. He flew in to Canada to do that.”
Please help," she said. I want to hug you! Then he said: 'I want to hug you' so I hug him again, and then he hugs me again, and he's hugging me really, really tight. I'm looking around and I see John [Travolta] standing there and the other actors, the crew and all these people and I got: 'Help! He's going to kill himself.' He's hugging me like this and is all over me. My son really loves you and he is a handicapped child. I want to hug you.’ I'm freaking out because I'm thinking: 'He's been in this car accident. Then he is hugging me and pulling me towards him and then he pulls me towards him, out of the wheelchair, laying on top of me, going: 'I want to hug you! I walk in and the kid is sitting in a wheelchair and I went up to him and I said: 'My name is Kirstie' and he goes: 'Hug me'. Would you mind saying hello to him?' I said: 'absolutely’. “We were filming really late at an airport and the captain of the actual plane, not an actor, came up to me and said: 'Would you mind?
She also admitted that she’s had “snacks” at Courtney Love’s house with Prince Charles, heir to the throne and father of Meghan Markle’s groom Prince Harry.
She was beaten by former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas. The actress was the A-list star turn in the Endemol Shine reality series, which is produced for Viacom’s Channel 5.
She told amusing an amusing anecdote about the time Woody Harrelson travelled across the country to prank her as a disabled child super-fan while she was shooting 1989 Look Who’s Talking. She did add a spark of Hollywood to the house, occasionally dishing the dirt and telling stories about fellow actors including Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio.