Prince Harry Says He ‘ Would Have Been Back’ in the U.K. if Not for the Pandemic

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their son Archie appear to be settling into life in the United States nicely. The family recently moved into a new home outside of LA, and even had Gloria Steinem over for a backyard chat. However, just because they are finding happiness in their new town doesn’t mean Harry isn’t missing home. 

On Saturday, August 29, the Duke of Sussex joined a video call with staffers from the Rugby Football League in honor of the sport’s 125th birthday. Harry, who acts as Vice-Patron of the Rugby Football Union, joined in for a bit of fun and to quiz staffers on the league’s history. 

Prince Harry said on the call, per Harper’s Bazaar, that Rugby “…can bring so many families together, bring so many people together…it doesn’t matter whether you’re in the stands, whether you’re the groundsman, whether you’re a player, whether you’re a fan, or whether you’re a first time watcher, every single person is bound by this family feeling.”

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Beyond speaking about the sport itself, Harry also admitted that he may be feeling just a touch homesick. “We’ve got a whole rugby league World Cup coming next year,” Harry said, per Us Weekly, noting his favorite event is set to take place in England in October 2021. “I definitely plan on coming back. I would have been back already had it not been for COVID.”

However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex won’t be returning to the U.K. for rugby, alone. According to Omid Scobie, author of Finding Freedom, Harry and Meghan plan to spend “an extended period of time in the U.K. next year.”

“In March, we have the Invictus Games, which has been rescheduled, in The Hague,” Scobie said on his  “Heirpod” podcast. ”In June, we have Trooping the Colour, which I imagine Prince Harry and Meghan would like to still be at, and July 1, we have the unveiling of the [Princess Diana] statue.”  

Hopefully, this means we’ll get to see the fantastic royal four back together again soon. 

Mulan, the Live-Action Version, Is Coming to Disney+ This Week

Disney fans, get excited: The live-action Mulan is finally arriving on Disney+. And that’s not the only movie or TV show worth noting. Below, check out all the titles to earmark for this week: 

Sunday, August 30 

2020 MTV VMAs: Keke Palmer hosts tonight’s show, which features performances from Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Miley Cyrus. 8 p.m. ET on MTV

Monday, August 31 

This Joka With Will Smith: Here is the official description for this Quibi show: “In This Joka, Will Smith invites a diverse lineup of up-and-coming, established, and legendary comedians to explore comedy’s unique ability to bring people together.  Shot on location at Topgolf and other popular venues across Las Vegas, This Joka features stand-up sets, backstage moments, and one-on-one conversations between Smith and the comedians.”  Streaming on Quibi

Tuesday, September 1 

Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions: A new comedy special to liven up your Tuesday night. Streaming on Netflix 

Wednesday, September 2

Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living: Watch a sneak-peek of the new sitcom, below. 10 p.m. ET BET 

Thursday, September 3

Love, Guaranteed: This charming rom-com stars Rachel Leigh Cook as a lawyer who saves her small firm by taking on a high-paying case from a man wanting to sue a dating website that “guarantees” love. Streaming on Netflix 

Friday, September 4

Away: Hilary Swank stars in this gripping series about a space commander, Emma Green (Hilary Swank), who leaves her husband and teenage daughter behind to embark on an intense, three-year mission to Mars. Fans of movies like Gravity and Interstellar will love this, as well as Swank fans in general. (Is that an Emmy nomination I hear?) Streaming on Netflix 

Mulan: Finally! After Mulan’s original March release date was moved to July, the film has found a home on Disney+. Subscribers of the streaming platform will be able to rent the buzzy live-action adaptation for a one-time price of $29.99. If that sounds hefty, remember how much you used to spend on tickets and concessions at the movie theater. Available for Rent on Disney+

Saturday, September 5 

Black Love: Watch the trailer for the new season, below: 9 p.m. ET on OWN 

2020 MTV VMAs: Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande Lead the Nominations

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records

Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DaBaby – SCMG / Interscope Records

Justin Bieber – RBMG / Def Jam

Lady Gaga – Streamline / Interscope Records

Megan Thee Stallion – 300 Entertainment

Post Malone – Republic Records

The Weeknd – XO / Republic Records

SONG OF THE YEAR

Billie Eilish – “Everything I Wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records

Doja Cat – “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – 300 Entertainment

Post Malone – “Circles” – Republic Records

Roddy Ricch – “The Box” – Atlantic Records

BEST COLLABORATION

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck With U” – Republic Records / Def Jam

Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” – Epic Records / We The Best

Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People” – Atlantic Records

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz

Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records

PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST, Presented by Chime Banking

Doja Cat – Kemosabe / RCA Records

Jack Harlow – Generation Now / Atlantic Records

Lewis Capaldi – Capitol Records

Roddy Ricch – Atlantic Records

Tate McRae – RCA Records

YUNGBLUD – Locomotion Recordings / Geffen Records / Interscope Records

BEST POP

BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment

Halsey – “You Should be Sad” – Capitol Records

Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do” – Republic Records

Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions” – RBMG / Def Jam

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain on Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records

Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Republic Records

BEST HIP-HOP

DaBaby – “Bop” – SCMG / Interscope Records

Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records

Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – 300 Entertainment

Roddy Ricch – “The Box” – Atlantic Records

Travis Scott – “Highest in the Room” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack

BEST ROCK

blink-182 – “Happy Days” – Columbia Records

Coldplay – “Orphans” – Atlantic Records

Evanescence – “Wasted on You” – BMG

Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” – Island Records

Green Day – “Oh Yeah!” – Reprise / Warner Records

The Killers – “Caution” – Island Records

BEST ALTERNATIVE

The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” – Dirty Hit / Interscope Records

All Time Low – “Some Kind of Disaster” – Fueled By Ramen

FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” – AWAL

Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time” – Interscope Records

Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records

twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen

BEST LATIN

Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China” – Real Hasta La Muerte

Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola” – Rimas Entertainment

Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “Mamacita” – Epic Records

MTV VMAs 2020 Performers List: See The Full Lineup Here

The MTV VMAs 2020 are so close. They air tonight, August 30, at 8 p.m. ET on MTV. And there’s so much to look forward to: the quarantine fashion,  acceptance speeches, Keke Palmer’s hosting—the list goes on and on. 

But the most exciting part of the MTV VMAs 2020 will no doubt be the performances. After all, live performances are what make this show. Think back to Lady Gaga bleeding on stage at the ’09 awards, or Britney Spears, Madonna, and Christina Aguilera kissing at the 2003 VMAs. This stage was made for iconic moments—and even though things may look a bit different because of the coronavirus, we know the VMAs 2020 performers are going to bring it. 

So who, exactly, is on the VMAs 2020 performers list? Well, it’s stacked. Lady Gaga is making her return to the stage after a seven-year hiatus. (Her last VMAs performance of “Applause” at the 2013 ceremony was incredible.) She’ll be joined by Ariana Grande (they’re singing “Rain on Me”), and other MTV VMAs 2020 performers include Miley Cyrus, BTS, and The Weeknd. 

Below, see a complete list of the VMAs performers 2020. (For a list of the nominees, click here.

Lady Gaga (performing with Ariana Grande)

Nominations: Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Pop, Best Quarantine Performance, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects

Ariana Grande (performing with Gaga)

Nominations: Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Pop, Best Music Video from Home, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects

Black Eyed Peas

Nominations: Best Collaboration, Best Latin (with Ozuna and J. Rey Soul)

BTS

Nominations: Best Group, Best Pop, Best K-Pop, Best Choreography

CNCO

Nominations: Best Group, Best Quarantine Performance, Best Choreography

DaBaby 

Nominations: Artist of the Year, Best Hip Hop, Best Choreography, Best Cinematography, Song of Summer

Doja Cat

Nominations: Push Best New Artist, Best Direction, Song of Summer, Song of the Year

Maluma 

Nominations: Best Latin,

Miley Cyrus 

Nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Song of Summer

The Weeknd 

Nominations: Video of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best R&B, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Song of Summer

I can’t wait to see all these performers at the VMAs 2020.

How to Live Stream the MTV VMAs 2020

The MTV VMAs 2020 are going down this Sunday, August 30, at 8 p.m. ET. It’s going to be a stacked show, with performances from Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, BTS, Maluma, The Weeknd, and more. With such an impressive lineup—and a competitive race as far as nominations are concerned—you won’t want to miss it. 

But will you be able to watch the VMAs live? Will there be a VMAs live stream? Or will it just be on cable? I’m personally so excited to watch the VMAs 2020, so I’m earmarking exactly how to do it so come Sunday, I’m set. You should too!

Here is everything to know about how to watch the VMAs: 

Will there be a VMAs 2020 live stream? 

Well, sort of. If you don’t have a traditional cable box, you can watch the MTV VMAs via a stream on MTV.com or the MTV app. If you have Hulu Live or YouTube TV, that works too. The VMAs will simulcast across BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nick at Nite, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land, VH1, as well as The CW. 

Is there a VMAs pre-show?

Yes, a pre-show will start at 6:30 p.m. ET, and it can be accessed on all the above platforms. It will feature performances from Chloe x Halle, Jack Harlow, Lewis Capaldi, Tate McRae, and Machine Gun Kelly featuring Travis Barker and blackbear.

What time do the VMAs start?

Like we said earlier, it will kick off Sunday, August 30 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV. This year’s host is Keke Palmer, and many of the performances will take place live at outdoor venues all across New York City (in keeping with coronavirus safety guidelines). To see a full list of nominees, click here

Let the countdown to the the MTV VMAs 2020 begin. 

Weekly Horoscope for the Week of August 31, 2020

Capricorn | Capricorn rising

Your communication zone is highlighted, so if you have news to share, this is the week to let people know what you’ve been working on. Aim for engagement, whether personally or for your business. Launch an initiative, join a short course, or curl up with that book that’s been calling you. Your local environment and relationships you have with people in your community are also under the spotlight, so keep an open mind and follow your intuition. If information or an overheard snippet of conversation catches your ear, what about it is resonating? Write it down while you mull the meaning. 

Aquarius | Aquarius rising

Energy flows where the mind goes, so choose your path wisely this week. It’s a good week to start writing—whether that’s in a journal or on your laptop. Also experiment with creating a vision board for the future. Compassion and altruism are calling you, so  it’s a good time to donate—whether time, money, or belongings you;’re ready to part with—to a cause you believe in. 

Pisces | Pisces rising

The full moon ripens to full in your sign midweek, so find a way to creatively channel the extra feelings this may drum up. Don’t be surprised if you get more than your fair share of people confiding, taking shelter, or crying on your shoulder—or perhaps you’re the one that needs a rock this week, so reach out. Simple everyday rituals will bring you back into your body and the present moment if you feel overwhelmed or just need to rebalance. Quiet, contemplative time out will give you the space to reset as well. 

Vanessa Montgomery—a.k.a. Astro All-Starz—is a professional counseling astrologer and author of Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic and Cosmic Power: Ignite Your Your Light, a Simple Guide to Sun Signs for the Modern Mystic (available for preorder). Aimed at enlightenment and seeing past labels to the oneness that unites us all, Montgomery’s work also helps navigate the practical essentials with grounded cosmic intel. Her motto: Free your mind, own your power, create your world.

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10 Chadwick Boseman Movies You Can Watch Right Now

Right now, so many of us are mourning the death of Chadwick Boseman, the actor who brought King T’Challa to life in Marvel’s Black Panther

On August 28, Boseman’s team shared news of the 43-year-old’s passing on Instagram. “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” they wrote. “⁣Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”

“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” the post continued. “He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Although the impact of Black Panther and his other works already could not be overstated, knowing the actor worked through chemotherapy treatments and surgeries to provide us with his art makes it feel even more imperative to honor them. In that spirit, TBS announced on August 29 that it will air Black Panther twice over the weekend. Per Deadline, the Marvel action movie will air Saturday, Aug. 29 at 9 PM EST, and Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8 PM EST.

But what about streaming his other films or watching Black Panther if you don’t have cable? Here’s where you can stream Chadwick Boseman movies whenever you want.

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Black Panther (2018)

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Barack Obama Just Shared a Touching Story About Meeting Chadwick Boseman

Former President Barack Obama is just the latest to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, following news of his death on August 28 from colon cancer. 

“Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson,” Obama tweeted on August 29. “You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years.”

Boseman portrayed Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in Major League Baseball, in the film 42 in 2013. He’s also played important historical figures like James Brown in Get on Up and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall. He is most famous, however, for his role as King T’Challa in Marvel’s Black Panther. 

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣ Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV, Boesman’s team wrote in an Instagram post last night. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.” 

Barack Obama wasn’t the only political figure who expressed their grief over this shocking loss. “Heartbroken,” vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris tweeted. “My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family.”

The respect was clearly mutual. Just two weeks ago, Boseman celebrated presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate and fellow Howard University alum while imploring everyone to vote this November. “YES @KamalaHarris! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾,” he tweeted. “#WhenWeAllVote #Vote2020.”

Melania Trump’s Former Advisor Speaks Out About the Infamous ‘I Really Don’t Care’ Jacket

Remember the “I really don’t care” jacket? I didn’t even have to mention Melania Trump and you probably instantly understood the reference. But now we may have more insight into the controversy, thanks to a former senior advisor. 

In June 2018, the First Lady traveled to Texas to visit children separated from their families at the U.S. border. But it wasn’t just the trip or her husband’s immigration policies that made headlines—it was an item of clothing. Melania chose to wear a $39 Zara jacket with a striking message written across the back: “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?”

The meaning behind the jacket took on many forms. At the time, Stephanie Grisham, the First Lady’s communications director, insisted that it was “just a jacket.” President Trump tweeted that it was a message for the “Fake News Media.” That August, a source told the New York Times that it was “directed at anyone—both outside and inside the White House—who wanted to criticize her decision to visit the children in light of the administration’s aggressive immigration policies.”

Melania’s former friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, has her own insight. In her new book, Melania & Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady, the former senior advisor says Melania just…doesn’t care. 

David Wolkoff, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Melania Trump, and Donald Trump in February 2008.

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“I’m driving liberals crazy,” Melania reportedly told Wolkoff, according to her book. “You know what? They deserve it.” Melania supposedly said that people “connect stuff to my clothes,” but she wears what she wears “because I like it.”

“They all went crazy about the zero-tolerance policy at the border. But they don’t know what’s going on. The kids I met were brought in by coyotes, the bad people who are trafficking, and that’s why the kids were put in shelters,” Melania reportedly continued to Wolkoff, per Vanity Fair. “They’re not with their parents, and it’s sad. But the patrols told me the kids say, ‘Wow, I get a bed? I will have a cabinet for my clothes?’ It’s more than they have in their own country where they sleep on the floor. They are taking care nicely there. Did Michelle Obama go to the border? She never did. Show me the pictures!”

That’s not the only revelation from Melania & Me, which comes out on September 1. Per the New York Times, Wolkoff described a phone call with Melania following surgery for a “benign kidney condition” in May 2018. Discussing media speculation over her month-long “disappearance” from the public, Melania reportedly said, “‘Face lift? I’m too scared!’‘Nervous breakdown?’ I’m like, seriously? They don’t even know me.’” 

Wolkoff then recalls Melania quoting a friend who told her, “You give people nervous breakdown, you don’t have it your own!”

Chadwick Boseman Fans Keep Sharing This Heartwarming Clip From The Tonight Show

As Hollywood and countless others mourn the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, fans are celebrating a shining, hopeful moment from his career.

On August 28, Boseman’s team shared the news that the prolific actor passed away from stage four colon cancer, a battle he’d been fighting since 2016. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” they wrote on Instagram, adding that it was “the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.

For many, it was the honor of a lifetime to meet and speak with Boseman. To demonstrate just that, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon shared a clip from 2018 of Black Panther fans explaining what the film meant to them, only to be surprised by a visit from Boseman, himself. 

“I can’t express how much it means to me and the community and my family,” one man, Darren, says to a poster of T’Challa. “Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for all that you’ve done, for really being a hero that we really need in a time like this. Thank you so much.”

The fan was in for a huge shock when Boseman called out his name. “My King, my king, my king,” Darren said, making the Wakanda salute before embracing the actor. It only got more emotional (and sometimes hilarious) from there. You can watch the full clip, above. 

Now viewed over 17 million times, fans were quick to celebrate Boseman’s impact and kindness by sharing the clip. “You gave a people, the single greatest thing a human can give to another, HOPE,” one fan tweeted. “Some lights shine half as long, but twice as bright. Rest in Love.”

“This is the exact segment that popped to mind when I heard @chadwickboseman passed away,” another fan tweeted. “It shows how much he inspired people, but also how genuine a guy he was.”

Chadwick Boseman will be clearly be missed by so many.