Hollywood: Liz Hurley slams royal claims; Kanye accused of racism again


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Elizabeth Hurley slams royal claims

British model and actress Elizabeth Hurley has strongly denied allegations that she took Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex’s virginity at the time.

This follows more than a year after Prince Harry in his sensational book Save wrote that he lost his virginity to an “older, British woman”.

“This is ridiculous!” Hurley told American television personality Andy Cohen during an episode of Watch What Happens Live!.

“He said: ‘She was English. She was older than me. It was in Gloucestershire.’ Then the world just assumed it was me, it was absurd and ridiculous.”

According to the 58-year-old, she has “never” met Prince Harry.

Kanye reportedly yells “only at black people”

A former employee of Kanye West accused the musician of racism and also claimed that West made “homophobic and anti-Semitic outbursts” in front of him.

West, who legally changed his name to Ye, told schoolchildren he was “being persecuted by Jewish people,” according to former employee Trevor Phillips.

Phillips further contends that he suffered severe discrimination and harassment from West.

He said in his complaints that West “never insults a white person”, but on countless occasions he saw or personally experienced West “screaming madly at black people”.

According to Phillips, West also praised Hitler and called the Nazi leader “great” during a dinner at a luxury restaurant in Los Angeles.

Phillips is asking for $35,000 in compensation to “correct the injustice he suffered” and send a broader message about the chat rhymer’s behavior.

The clothing giants GAP and Adidas have already parted ways with West after previous antisemitic statements. X boss Elon Musk also kicked West off this social media platform in 2022 after the chat rhymer posted a photo that apparently depicts a swastika intertwined with a Star of David.

‘Sabrina’ actor dies

Chance Perdomo, the actor best known for his role in Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrinadied on March 31 at the age of 27 in a motorcycle accident.

A statement made by Perdomo’s family with Variety shared, reads: “His passion for the arts and insatiable appetite for life was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth will live on in those he loved most.”

Perdomo’s Sabrina co-star, Kiernan Shipka, and Patrick Schwarzenegger, who join him in GenV was to be seen, shared messages on social media about the late actor.

“It hurts. Very. What a young talented actor, and a good friend – gone far too soon. It was a pleasure to be in with him GenV to work,” Schwarzenegger wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

“His humanity was a generous gift to me and to so many people. It’s really hard to imagine this world without him in it. I loved him with all my heart. I always will,” Shipka wrote with a series of photos on Instagram.

More details about the nature of Perdomo’s accident have not yet been released to the media.

Beyoncé’s listenership figures nohg more

American singer Beyoncé’s “Beyhive”, as her fans are referred to, continues to grow thanks to her latest album, Cowboy Carter.

In addition to making history by becoming the first black woman to top the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with her hit “Texas Hold ‘Em”, her listener numbers grew by 85% on Spotify.

According to this Swedish streaming service, Beyoncé’s music catalog, which now includes eight albums, has been streamed 395% more times than before since “Cowboy Carter” was released.

On the day of its launch, the album also became the most streamed Spotify album in a single day so far in 2024.

RNews previously reported that the singer, who was born in Houston, Texas, in the US, chose to trade her signature RnB style for country, apparently surprising fans, but experts say it is the singer’s way of giving back return to her country roots.

Sources: Variety, E! News, Deadline.