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Meghan Markle Hosts Palace Party for Charity Cookbook with Prince Harry and Mom Doria by Her Side

Meghan Markle Hosts Palace Party for Charity Cookbook with Prince Harry and Mom Doria by Her Side

Meghan Markle hosted her first palace lunch for a very important cause on Thursday as she launched a special cookbook she helped create. 

Meghan, 37, was accompanied by husband Prince Harry, 34, and her mom, Doria Ragland (who flew in from L.A. earlier in the week), at the Kensington Palace celebration to mark the publication of Together: Our Community Cookbook. 

But it was very much her moment. Wearing a black top by Tuxe, a black skirt by her designer pal Misha Nonoo and a bright blue coat by Smyth, Meghan joined the women from the Hubb Community Kitchen and created a meal of coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala and chapatis at the royal couple’s palace home. 

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Meghan and Harry then sat down with the women and their guests, including those from the local community, the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and representatives from the book’s publishers Ebury Press to enjoy the freshly-made feast.

As the women and Meghan showcased the recipes in the royal setting, dessert included caramelized plum upside-down cake, and spiced mint tea. 

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Meghan wrote the foreword for the book, which features recipes from a group of women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in which more than 70 people died.

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In it, she said, the Hubb (which means love in Arabic) “is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together.  Melding cultural identities under a shared roof . . . creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy — in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy

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Jane Fonda Is Not Proud of Her Plastic Surgery and Wishes She Was 'Braver': 'But I Am What I Am'

Jane Fonda Is Not Proud of Her Plastic Surgery and Wishes She Was 'Braver': 'But I Am What I Am'

There’s no denying that American icon Jane Fonda, 80, still looks fantastic.

But the Oscar-winning actress and activist, who once launched a workout video empire (and famously battled bulimia for much of her younger years), admits her looks are not all good genes and good luck.

“I’m glad I look good for my age, but I’ve had plastic surgery,” she says in a new HBO documentary about her life, titled Jane Fonda in Five Acts. “I’m not going to lie about that.”

Fonda has been open in the past about why she got work done on her eyes and jawline. “I got tired of looking tired when I wasn’t,” she’s said. Still, in the documentary, she admits she feels bad about wanting to do it.

“On one level, I hate the fact that I’ve had the need to alter myself physically to feel that I’m OK,” she says. “I wish I wasn’t like that. I love older faces. I love lived-in faces. I loved Vanessa Redgrave’s face.”

She adds, “I wish I was braver. But I am what I am.”

As far as how she also keeps her incredible figure, Fonda, a fan of pilates, says she still works out. “Just more slowly now,” she’s said.

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Fonda also credits good posture with helping her look younger. “When I stand up straight, it’s a whole different thing,” she’s said. The star of Grace and Frankie has also said that age is truly nothing but a number: “Your age is less chronological and more attitudinal,” she says.

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Jane Fonda in Five Acts is available for streaming on HBO Sept. 24.

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Chrissy Teigen Reveals John Legend is the Pushover Parent: 'He Needs to Learn to Say No'

Chrissy Teigen Reveals John Legend is the Pushover Parent: 'He Needs to Learn to Say No'

John Legend may be an EGOT winner, but according to Chrissy Teigen, there’s apparently one skill he still hasn’t mastered.

On Wednesday, while promoting her new cookbook sequel, Cravings: Hungry for More, Teigen was asked to reveal what Legend’s best and worst parenting skills were when it came to the couple’s two children, Luna Simone and Miles Theodore.

“He will say no and then if asks one more time, it’s a yes,” Teigen, 32, admitted to BUILD Series. “He’s a bit of a pushover with Luna. I think it’s because they look so much alike and he’s like, ‘Okay, you beautiful being. Anything you want.'”

“He needs to learn to say no because I’m the tough guy,” she continued. “It’s always a thing in any household, there’s always one.”

Though Legend may have trouble disciplining their two-year-old daughter — who Teigen says is very spoiled — and eventually their 4-month-old son, there are skills that he continues to impress his wife with.

“He’s also insanely patient,” Teigen said of her husband of five years. “He’s amazing at diaper changing still.”

Added the Cravings author: “He gives them so much attention no matter what’s going on in his life or my life or work-wise. They never feel like they’re like second to work and I think he’s really great with that.”

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During the interview, Teigen also talked about healthy eating and how she balances indulgence, which she said was a top priority for her while creating recipes for the second edition of the cookbook.

“I think it’s so important to indulge in things… that’s what’s so great about the book,” she shared, noting that the “Thai mom” chapter is her favorite for its diverse options. “There’s so many moments in the book where you want to share this decadent, rich food with other people.”

RELATED: Chrissy Teigen’s New Cookbook Is Out! See Which Recipes Our Editors Loved

Reflecting on the cookbook changes, Teigen noted, “I feel like the first one I was like, ‘Cheese! Ham! Bacon! Ham! Cheese! More ham!’ And this one I’m like, ‘This is good without ham.'”

Even with those temptations, the Lip Sync Battle c

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Mother of Dragons! Emilia Clarke Finally Gets Her Game of Thrones-Inspired Tattoo

Mother of Dragons! Emilia Clarke Finally Gets Her Game of Thrones-Inspired Tattoo

Emilia Clarke will forever be the Mother of Dragons, and she’s got the tattoos to prove it!

On Wednesday, the 31-year-old actress who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the beloved HBO series Game of Thrones showed off her new wrist ink— three flying dragons.

“MOD 4 LYFE!!!!🔥@_dr_woo_ made sure this mamma ain’t NEVER forgetting her babies…. 😍,” Clarke captioned an Instagram post adding that she briefly passed out.

The star went to celebrity go-to tattoo artist, Dr. Woo, for her delicate dragons.

Clarke first talked about getting the tattoos during an appearance on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan in May after Ryan Seacrest revealed he’d been trying to set up an appoint at a tattoo parlor but couldn’t because it was already booked by Clarke.

“I was in a tattoo parlor the other day trying to get an appointment and they said that they were full because you’re coming in to get a tattoo of a dragon?” Seacrest asked Clarke.

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MOD 4 LYFE!!!!🔥@_dr_woo_ made sure this mamma ain’t NEVER forgetting her babies…. 😍 #dontworryionlybrieflypassedout #withfyreandinkbaby #modgothookedupp #couldntbehappierifitried #🙌 #🔥 #❤

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Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Pictured for the First Time Since Her Release

Elizabeth Smart's Kidnapper Pictured for the First Time Since Her Release

Just hours after walking out of a Utah jail, Wanda Barzee, one of two people responsible for abducting Elizabeth Smart in 2002, was pictured for the first time since her release.

The 72-year-old was spotted in Timpanogos, Utah carrying a salad and a banana on Wednesday, wearing a pink sweatshirt and grey sweats.

Barzee was released from the Draper Prison shortly after 8 a.m., Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kaitlin Felsted confirmed to local TV station KUTV.

Barzee has spent the last 15 years behind bars after her and her husband Brian David Mitchell kidnapped Smart, now 30, from her bedroom.

In 2009, Barzee pleaded guilty to kidnapping for her role in Smart’s abduction. She also agreed to testify against Mitchell, who was convicted in December 2010 and is serving two life sentences.

Barzee was meant to be behind bars until 2024, however, the parole board ruled that the time she spent in federal prison, jail and the Utah State Hospital prior to her conviction counted towards her sentence.

The time served meant Barzee had served the 15-year maximum term she was sentenced to so the parole board had to release her early.

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Before Barzee’s release, Smart said she was both “surprised and disappointed” in a statement obtained by local TV station KSL.

“It incomprehensible how someone who has not cooperated with her mental health evaluations or risk assessments and someone who did not show up to her own parole hearing can be released into our community.”

“I am trying to understand how and why this is happening and exploring possible options.”

Days later, Smart spoke at a news conference and urged authorities to reconsider freeing Barzee.

RELATED: Elizabeth Smart Opens Up About Raising Her 2 Young Kids and a Life Now Full of Blessings

“Wanda Barzee saw me as her slave. She called me her ‘handmaiden’ and she never hesitated to let her displeasure with me be known,” Smart said.

“I do believe she is a threat. She is a woman who had six children and yet could co-conspire to kidnap a 14-year-old girl, and

Read more: https://people.com/crime/elizabeth-smart-kidnapper-pictured-first-time-since-release-wanda-barzee/

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