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Harry and Meghan ‘Hanging with LA Rich!’ Harry and Meghan live a ‘baller lifestyle, according to source

According to reports, the Duke and Duchess are living a happy life. Luxury since you stepped back as senior members the Royal Family Moving to North America According to a source, Harry is currently in North America. A “baller”, who doesn’t mind spending money and has been associated to a Crowd of tech billionaires.

The source stated that “He’s not in the showbiz lot like people would expect.”

“Rather than spending time in Adele or James Corden’s company, Harry and I would rather spend our time with them.” Meghan and the LA wealthy: Owners of large companies. Jet-set types can fly private planes.

“He spends his time in Malibu and Montecito.”

Harry began his executive job in March at Betterup, a Silicon Valley startup. It’s a coaching and mental-health firm.

The Duke and Duchess also signed multi-million-dollar deals with Spotify and Netflix.

But, Daniela Elser (royal commentator), writes for Australian news Outlet News.com.au: The Duke and Duchess Of Sussex “haven’t” Hollywood was set ablaze by your words.

According to previous estimates, the couple would have to pay approximately $ 5.9 million for security and their Montecito house.

However, even though you have some serious cash and are able to hang with some of the most prestigious people in the world, According to LA’s best, Harry is the most famous LA resident. He attends parties.

Eden Confidential was told by a royal source: “Harry told multiple people.” They want Lili to be christened at Windsor just like her. Brother.

“They will wait until the circumstances permit.”

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Where Hi-De-Hi! cast are 33 years on from hanging up yellow coats

Hi-De-Hi was the iconic 80s series that immortalised British holiday camp culture during the 1950s.

The catchy theme tune instantly put people in a great mood as the fluorescent credits appeared across the TV screen.

The BBC series went on for eight years, and nine series were made, indulging audiences into the lives of camp entertainers who were struggling to ‘make it’ in the entertainment industry.

The BAFTA award-winning story was based on writer Jimmy Perry who worked at Butlins during the holiday season after leaving the army.

The cast were not well-known before performing on the show, but have since become household names.

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The legendary cast of the much-loved ’80s show

See what happened to the cast when the show ended 33 years ago?

Barry Howard – Barry Stuart

Barry Howard, who was born in Nottingham, found fame as one half of ballroom dancing duo Barry and Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves.

He had a handful of small parts including in Terry And June before joining the long-running series.

Starring alongside Diane Holland, who played his onscreen wife, Barry often became a victim of the joke at the holiday camp while his snobby spouse tried to maintain her dignity and rise above it all.

He also appeared in 1994’s The House Of Windsor, as well as having his own This Is Your Life in 1989.

The iconic star was often seen on the theatre stage in pantomimes often seen to play the ugly step sisters in Cinderella alongside John Inman.

Barry Howard, Hi-De-Hi

Howard worked with Doctor Who legend David Tennant in some episodes of the show.

Barry died age 78 after a battle with blood cancer.

His agent said in a statement, “the much loved actor Barry Howard, best known for his exquisitely supercilious Barry Stuart-Hargreaves, the champion ballroom dancer in BBC’s hugely popular Hi-de-Hi, passed away today aged 78.”

Su Pollard – Peggy Ollerenshaw

Hi-De-Hi star Su played Peggy Ollerenshaw, the kooky maid who aspired to be a Yellowcoat.

Su Pollard then and now

While her character was known for her frizzy Eighties perm and oversized spectacles, the actress has a flamboyant dress sense in real life.

She is best recognised for always wearing bright coloured glasses.

The 71-year-old who supports Nottingham Forest FC has appeared in over 35 stage plays, and 40 pantomimes – my god that’s a lot of costumes.

Su Pollard is well-known for her love of bright clothing

Despite a short-lived pop career during her time in Hi-de-Hi! Su stuck with acting, and shortly after the series came to an end she starred in the BBC’s You Rang, M’Lord? with fellow Hi-de-Hi stars Paul Shane and Jeffrey Holland.

And the star has had her dabble in presenting over the years and took a turn on Radio 2 drama For Better or For Worse.

What’s more, the actress is related to journalist and former Blue Peter presenter Liz Barker.

Ruth Madoc – Gladys Pugh

Ruth Madoc has embraced some new locks since her dark haired days on Hi-De-Hi!

RADA-trained Ruth received a BAFTA for playing Gladys Pugh.

She was the Chief Yellowcoat with the catchphrase, ‘morning campers!’

The cast were so close that when she married husband John Jackson, with Paul Shane as the best man.

When the hit series ended mum-of-two Ruth went on to star in a series of stage productions including the musical Annie and a series of Agatha Christie plays.

She has continued to act appearing in some big shows, alongside big name stars.

Ruth Madoc in her role as Chief Yellowcoat, Gladys Pugh

The 78-year-old has since appeared in Little Britain as Daffyd Thomas’s mother, BBC’s Big Top alongside Amanda Holden and even appeared on a 2010 episode of Coming Home.

She also stripped off to join actresses including Bread’s Jean Boht and Lisa Riley in Calendar Girls on stage, and has appeared in Casualty.

In an interview with Loose Women just a few years back she said: “She was a character I created and the Welsh accent isn’t far under the surface believe you me.

“She was a wonderful character, and quite frankly I wouldn’t be sitting here if I hadn’t have had Hi-De-Hi!”

The actress lives in South Wales with her husband of 39 years, John Jackson.

Paul Shane – Ted Bovis

As camp host, Paul Shane’s much-loved Ted Bovis was one of the most important characters in the series.

When the time came for him to leave Maplins, he revealed that he had landed himself a pantomime role – as well as a job demonstrating a potato peeler in supermarkets.

With his Teddy Boy quiff, sideburns and loud checked jackets, Ted was also a reminder that the series was set in the 1950s.

The Rotheram-born actor who was forced out of mining after injuring his back at the age of 27, first became a singer and then a comedian.

Paul Shane died at age 72 after battling a short illness

Before becoming a Hi-De-Hi! legend the father-of-three appeared in Coronation Street.

He then landed his Very Big, Very Soon ’90s and has also starred in Holy City, Emmerdale and a Touch Of Frost.

Much-like many of his cast mates he has often been seen on stage at the theatre and playing comical roles in pantomime.

Sadly, the actor suffered a prolonged period of ill health, leading to his passing at age 72.

Jeffrey Holland – Spike Dixon

Jeffery Holland then and now

Jeffery Holland, 74, played Spike Dixon on the show.

His character chose his Maplins career over love when his long-standing girlfriend Brenda gave him an ultimatum between staying and going home to Edgbaston.

Holland was another to spark romance with a cast mate – striking up a relationship with colleague April.

He ended the 1960 season by announcing he was going to follow his friend Ted Bovis (Paul Shane), who had landed a role playing a Chinese policeman in a pantomime.

Jeffrey Holland and wife Judy Buxton

Jeffrey, who has been married to actor wife Judy Buxton, joined Paul and Su Pollard in the Upstairs Downstairs-inspired sitcom You Rang M’Lord.

What’s more he has appeared in a series of British TV dramas and even enjoyed a role in Coronation Street in 2011.

Holland has also performed as Rupert Darling in The National Union of Space People, a comedy drama involving outer space.

He has since spent his time scriptwriting, and his most recent role was earlier year in Simply Ken as Stan.

David Griffin – Clive Dempster

David Griffin played Clive Dempster DFC

David came later to the series and first appeared as aristocratic war hero and heartthrob Clive Dempster DFC, after Simon left.

He was a particular hit with Welsh femme fatale Gladys Pugh and after an on-off relationship the characters married and jetted off to Australia when Hi-de-Hi! came to an end.

The 77-year-old continued to work with his Hi-De-Hi! co-stars after the show, touring the stage show The Good Sex Guide alongside Su Pollard.

For four years the actor played Emmet Hawksworth in Keeping up Appearances, and has also appeared in Doctor Who, ‘Allo! Allo!, Emmerdale and a string of films throughout the Eighties and Nineties such as The Walking Stick and Battle of Britain.

Simon Cadell – Jeffrey Fairbrother

Simon Cadell then and now

Simon played Jeffrey Fairbrother, was an uptight Cambridge-educated professor turned entertainment manager who joined Maplins in the hope it would help him gain an insight into the lives of ordinary people.

But after the series came to an end, father-of-two Simon Cadell, who died in 1996, carved a career as a successful stage actor.

In 1993 he was given an Olivier Award for his role in Giles Havergal’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel Travels with My Aunt.

He was a heavy smoker, who at one point was said to get through 80 cigarettes a day – he died of lung cancer at the age of 45.

In one of his final interviews, Simon admitted: “I don’t want to build myself up as anything special.

“The cancer is still there. We’re learning to live with each other. It’s a b***** of a disease.”

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Aldi’s sell-out hanging egg chair is back in stores on Sunday – but you must be quick

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Life and Style Feed

Last time the chair was on sale, many people missed out and expressed their frustrations on the Aldi website.

One person wrote: “Waited ages in queue and then out of stock! What’s the point never again am I wasting my time plenty of others selling for 30-40 more better quality might aswell buy off them!”

Another person added: “On the website all night for these invisible egg chairs just a ploy to get you on their website! Disgusting Aldi!”

However, the chair mostly has five-star reviews, with many praising the product. One person said: “Even though it took ages to get on the website to pre order this item, it was well worth the wait. Excellent product, speedy delivery.”

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Why Police Can Stop Drivers With Air Fresheners Hanging in Their Cars

Phil Colbert was on his way to meet his father for lunch before his shift at an Arizona auto dealership in 2019 when he saw the flashing lights of a sheriff’s patrol car in his mirror. He made sure his hands were on the steering wheel, planted at 10 and 2 as his parents had taught him, and asked why he had been stopped.

“You can’t have anything hanging from your rearview mirror,” the La Paz County deputy, wearing a Blue Lives Matter wristband, told him.

The officer was referring to the tree-shaped air freshener dangling near the windshield but quickly moved on to other questions: Do you have any marijuana? Do you smoke marijuana? When was the last time you did smoke marijuana? Do you have any cocaine? To Mr. Colbert, who is Black, the air freshener seemed nothing more than a pretext for the driving equivalent of a stop-and-frisk.

“At that point, I was like, ‘This dude is coming up with anything. He’s just coming up with anything to talk to me or mess with me,’” said Mr. Colbert, 23, who recorded the traffic stop on his cellphone and ultimately was let off with a warning.

The air fresheners that dangle from rearview mirrors have been a ubiquitous accessory in cars for decades. But they may be treated as illegal in a majority of states, which have laws prohibiting objects near the windshield that can obstruct motorists’ views. They are part of a suite of low-level offenses, such as tinted windows or broken taillights, that civil rights advocates complain have become common pretexts for traffic stops that too often selectively target people of color.

The encounter this week in Minnesota that led to a police officer fatally shooting Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, began when officers initiated a traffic stop and raised the issue of a hanging air freshener, according to Mr. Wright’s mother, who talked to her son on the telephone moments before he was shot.

Pete Orput, the Washington County attorney, said officers had noticed an expired registration tab on Mr. Wright’s license plate and decided to pull his car over. One of the officers later noted the air freshener hanging from the mirror, which was a violation of the law, Mr. Orput said.

Racial bias in traffic stops has been a focus of researchers and civil rights advocates for years. At Stanford University’s Open Policing Project, researchers analyzing more than 100 million traffic stops around the country found persistent racial disparities, with Black and Hispanic drivers more likely to be stopped and more likely to be searched. Collectively, officers found contraband at a lower rate among those searches than in searches of white drivers.

Traffic stops also have the potential to escalate, like the case of Mr. Wright, who was shot by a police officer after he got back into his car as the police tried to arrest him for an unrelated warrant. The officer, Kimberly A. Potter, who had shouted that she was preparing to use her Taser, resigned and was charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Paige Fernandez, a policing policy advocate at the American Civil Liberties Union, said low-level infractions such as expired registrations and air fresheners on mirrors should not be handled by armed police officers.

“The danger that police traffic stops pose greatly outweighs any benefit of having them engage in that,” Ms. Fernandez said.

Mayor Mike Elliott of Brooklyn Center, Minn., where Mr. Wright was killed, said police officers should not be pulling people over because of an expired registration during the coronavirus pandemic.

The prohibitions against objects hanging from rearview mirrors can extend to fuzzy dice, graduation tassels and rosaries. Last year, amid the pandemic, authorities in Maine warned against hanging masks.

A woman who answered the phone for the manufacturer of one of the most common hanging air fresheners, Little Trees, said the company would have no comment on the legal debate. The company’s website shows the scented paper trees hanging from a rearview mirror.

States have long grappled with how to best handle the obstruction issue. After court data showed more than 1,400 citations in one year for people driving on Maryland highways with windshields obstructed by objects or materials, the state changed its law in 2017. The violation is no longer a primary offense, which would justify a traffic stop, but a secondary offense, which can only be cited after a motorist has been pulled over for something more serious, such as speeding.

Virginia has followed suit as part of a broader package of reforms limiting when the police can conduct traffic stops.

Dana Schrad, the executive director of the ‎Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, said the group had supported some of the changes, including a prohibition on stopping people for recently expired registrations. When lawmakers changed the law to require that a driver’s view must be “substantially” obstructed by objects to be considered a violation, police agencies did not object.

Making windshield obstructions a secondary offense could allow some motorists to continue driving even with substantial obstruction that limits their view. Ms. Schrad said that had raised concern that roads could become less safe.

Ms. Schrad said that when officers stop people for minor violations, they can also discover other issues, including outstanding felony warrants or evidence of other crimes. “The more you limit the ability of a law enforcement officer to intervene in something that would be a violation of the law, you limit their ability to discover other criminal activity,” she said.

In places where air fresheners have been treated as a primary offense, the traffic stops have faced legal challenges with various outcomes.

On an April evening in 2008, Benjamin Garcia-Garcia was driving a minivan along Interstate 55 near Springfield, Ill., when a state trooper who had been parked in the median moved onto the freeway and pulled him over. According to court records, the trooper claimed he had seen the pink air freshener hanging from Mr. Garcia-Garcia’s mirror and believed it violated the state statute prohibiting objects that could obstruct the driver’s view.

The trooper later conceded that he did not stop every car with an air freshener and had not observed any other traffic violations. The trooper issued a written warning, but in the process he also learned that Mr. Garcia-Garcia and his passengers were in the country illegally. That triggered a response from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that resulted in Mr. Garcia-Garcia facing a federal charge of crossing the border illegally. He was imprisoned and deported.

Mr. Garcia-Garcia challenged the justification for the stop as part of his criminal case, arguing that the trooper could not have seen the air freshener on a vehicle going at highway speeds and that he could not have concluded it was a material obstruction. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rejected the argument.

“The object the trooper observed was small, but given its size and position relative to the driver, a reasonable officer could conclude that it violated the Illinois statute prohibiting material obstructions,” the judges wrote.

In a more recent case, on the South Side of Chicago, a police officer reported seeing an air freshener in a vehicle and began following the car, then stopped it for violating a municipal code provision prohibiting windshield obstructions. During the traffic stop, officers found guns in the vehicle and arrested the two men inside, who were Black. The men challenged the legality of the traffic stop, but the same appeals court once again held that the stop was constitutional.

But in Connecticut in 2010, after a traffic stop in which a driver had a chain and cross dangling from his rearview mirror, the State Supreme Court sided with the driver, determining that the object was relatively small and that the trooper who initiated the stop did not articulate any concern that the object was blocking the driver’s view.

The case of Mr. Colbert, the motorist stopped in Arizona in an unincorporated area between Parker and Lake Havasu, became public after he posted video of the traffic stop online. He later got a lawyer, Benjamin Taylor, who said he believed that the deputy engaged in racial profiling.

“Even if you are polite, calm, even college-educated, the bottom line is that at the end of the day you are still Black,” Mr. Taylor said. “That’s all the cop sees and stereotypes.”

The Sheriff’s Department later determined that the deputy had no legitimate basis for his repeated questioning of Mr. Colbert. The deputy, Eli Max, was fired in part for his handling of the stop. Mr. Colbert took steps to pursue a lawsuit but settled with the county before it got that far, Mr. Taylor said.

Even for those who are ultimately let go with a warning, being pulled over for a rearview mirror infraction can have a lasting effect. In Galesburg, Ill., Brittany Mixon was a senior in high school when she was pulled over by a police officer in 2003, ostensibly because of the air freshener hanging from her mirror. But when the officer approached the car, she said, his first question was about whether the Toyota Corolla she was driving was hers.

“He kept asking me questions like he wanted to trip me up,” said Ms. Mixon, who is Black.

Even now, at 35, she makes sure not to have anything hanging from her mirror — or from the mirror of a car she is riding in — because she does not want to risk getting pulled over.

“If I get in a car with somebody and they have something hanging from their mirror, I’m like, ‘Can you take that down?’” Ms. Mixon said. “Being a Black passenger might trigger something in a racist cop, so let’s just remove that altogether from the situation.”

Mike Baker and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs

This article originally appeared on NYT > U.S. News

Aldi's hanging egg chair is back in stores this weekend – but you must be quick

Aldi launches its Specialbuys every Thursday and Sunday morning. These products go on sale in Aldi’s middle aisle or are available online only. This week, the popular hanging egg chair will be available to buy as part of Aldi’s home and garden Specialbuy products.
Aldi’s hanging egg chair is one of the supermarket’s most popular items, always selling out quickly whenever it goes on sale.

Earlier this month, 35,000 shoppers were stuck in a virtual queue as all of them wanted to get their hands on the egg chair before it sold out.

The egg chair is back this Sunday, April 4, due to popular demand, but customers must again be quick before it disappears.

To save customers having to go an Aldi store, the egg chair is available online only.

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It is no surprise that the chair is back in stock this week as with the easing of lockdown restrictions more people are now allowed to meet up outside.

This means that six people from two different households can celebrate the Easter weekend together.

The chair’s popularity could also be due to the fact that both Mrs Hinch and Stacey Solomon are fans, having posted images of similar chairs on their social media accounts.

Aldi’s hanging egg chair is cheaper than most chairs in similar styles, costing only £149.99.

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Similar versions sold at John Lewis and Wayfair can cost up to £600, so Aldi’s chair is a bargain.

The chair goes on sale at 8am this Sunday, and customers must be fast if they want to get their hands on one.

However, if shoppers miss out this time around, they can set a reminder on the Aldi website to be notified when the chair will next be in stock.

The chair’s egg basket is made of rattan, comes with a set of dark grey cushions, and is held in the air by a sturdy silver chain hanging from a grey iron frame.

Aldi is also this weekend bringing back its sell-out inflatable hot tub.

Costing £349.99, the German retailer’s hot tub is much less than other versions on the market, which can cost thousands.

The hot tub is big enough to fit four adults, comes with two headrests, and features 135 jets to create heated air bubbles that massage your whole body.

Additionally, the product includes a filter pump, ground cloth, a carry bag, and an insulated cover to keep it protected when it rains.

As part of the home and garden Specialbuys drop, the hot tub is available on Aldi’s website from 8am on Sunday, April 4.

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Elvis Presley: Kurt Russell on acting opposite ‘really cool’ King and hanging out on set

Hollywood legend Kurt Russell turns 70-year-old today and is perhaps best known for movies like Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China. While in more recent years he’s starred in big hitters from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and The Hateful Eight to even playing Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles movies. But did you know Kurt once co-starred opposite Elvis Presley almost 60 years ago, before going on to play him a TV movie biopic?
Back in 1963, Elvis Presley starred in It Happened At The World’s Fair, which featured an 11-year-old Kurt in his first movie.

The King wanted to see a nurse he fancied so asked the young lad who the future star was playing to kick him in the shins.

While later in the movie Kurt’s character came across Elvis’ Mike Edwards with Joan O’Brien’s nurse and asked if he wanted another kick for a quarter, blowing The King’s cover.

During filming, he had to kick Elvis in the shins around 15 times, so The King had to wear a pad.

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Speaking with GQ in 2016, Kurt said: “One time I got close to the edge of it and he looked at me, because he really trusted me, and went ‘…stay on the pad’.

“What a nice guy he was. Yeah. He was 27 years old. He was really cool. An incredibly nice guy.”

The two filmed for a couple of weeks together and would play catch and chat baseball. While it turns out Elvis wanted to speak with Kurt’s father Bing Russell, a film actor, who had even featured in The Magnificent Seven.

The King had seen Bing on the big screen and had a particularly sincere question for him.

The first time Elvis was in great shape, but the second show The King was as much as 60 pounds overweight and the audience gasped at the sight of him.

Nevertheless, Kurt remembered: “I’m telling you, God’s honest truth, thirty seconds later, he was Elvis.

“What I realised about that was, which I drew on later on, he was living it. He was just doing what he was doing, and had gone to the ‘oh, f** it’ state, and he was fantastic.

“He knew it didn’t matter if he weighed a thousand pounds. The performance, it made it sort of even better. He was moving into a different zone, and becoming like Pavarotti, or something.”

In 1978, when it came to filming the Elvis TV movie, Kurt liked the fact that he was 27-years-old, the same age The King was when he met him.

The young actor earned himself an Emmy nomination for the role before his career really took off in the 1980s.

Next year, the new Elvis movie biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann will be released starring Austin Butler as The King and Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker.

Elvis will be released in cinemas on June 3, 2022.