REPORT: PRINCE HARRY INTRODUCES MEGHAN MARKLE TO THE QUEEN: Prince Harry took Meghan Markle to Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday, according to a report in the Daily Mail. He reportedly staged a "deliberately informal" tea to put Markle at ease and make sure their meeting wasn’t "widely publicized." This report comes amid significant engagement buzz around the couple, and less than a month after the pair made their first joint official appearance together at the 2017 Invictus Games.
MODEL INES RAU FIRST TRANSGENDER MODEL TO BE PLAYBOY PLAYMATE: For Playboy’s November 2017 issue, model Ines Rau will make her second appearance in the pages of the magazine, but this time she will grace the centerfold as its Playmate, the first transgender model to do so. Rau first graced Playboy’s pages in May 2014. She has also modeled for Vogue Italia and Balmain, among other brands. The magazine is also pushing forward with another first: to celebrate its founder, the late Hugh Hefner, the magazine will feature a man by himself for the first time on the cover of collector’s edition for November/December.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER NICHOLAS BRENDON ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Nicholas Brendon, best known for his role as Xander Harris on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was arrested on felony domestic charges earlier this month. According to reports, he and his girlfriend got into a physical altercation at a bar in Palm Springs on October 11th. This is not Brendon’s first run-in with police. In 2015, he was arrested for choking a girlfriend during an argument and pled guilty to criminal mischief. He was arrested for vandalism in 2010 and property damage in 2014.
MAYIM BIALIK APOLOGIZES FOR THIRD TIME FOR CONTROVERSIAL SEXUAL HARASSMENT OP-ED: Mayim Bialik is "truly sorry" for her op-ed in The New York Times. The Big Bang Theory star penned a piece titled "Mayim Bialik: Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World" in which she wrote that she makes "choices every day" that are "wise," such as dressing "modestly" and not acting "flirtatiously." The response was immediate, and after issuing lukewarm apologies, she took to Instagram Wednesday to share a statement which reads in part: "Let me say clearly and explicitly that I am very sorry. What you wear and how you behave does not provide any protection from assault, nor does the way you dress or act in any way make you responsible for being assaulted; you are never responsible for being assaulted."
DANIELLE DARRIEUX DIES AT AGE 100: One of the grande dames of French cinema has died at age 100. Danielle Darrieux made more than 100 films over eight decades. She died at her home in Bois-le-Roi, France. She appeared in classic films such as La Ronde in 1950 and Le Rouge Et Le Noir in 1954. She also appeared in Hollywood and Broadway hits, including The Rage Of Paris with Douglas Fairbanks Jr in 1938; 1951’s Rich Young And Pretty for MGM; 5 Fingers with James Mason in 1952, and United Artists’ Alexander The Great with Richard Burton in 1956.