A Prince of a Best Man
It’s official: Prince William is the best man.
The royal, who just welcomed his third child with Kate Middleton on Monday morning, will take on the role of his brother Prince Harry’s best man at the royal wedding on May 19, Kensington Palace has confirmed.
According to a statement from the palace, the groom’s older brother is “honored to have been asked, and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St. George’s Chapel.”
The announcement is hardly a shock, as Prince Harry was the best man at Prince William’s wedding in 2011. The elder son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana also canceled his existing plans -- he’s president of the Football Association, which has its championship final on the day of the royal wedding -- to make the ceremony. No doubt that sacrifice will work its way into his best man speech.
Kanye, Legend spat over Trump
It appears as though President Donald Trump has come between Kanye West and John Legend.
According to Cosmopolitan, West went on a Twitter spree about politics Wednesday, and basically anything else that was on his mind at the time. It started with this tweet: “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought.”
Legend took notice of the tweet, and although he didn’t say outright that he was talking about West ... he was basically talking about West.
“I imagine there’s some comfort in imagining a future without racism and projecting that onto the present,” Legend tweeted. “Thinking if we just deny the truth, it doesn’t exist. If history is erased, we don’t have to deal with its consequences. However ... artists can’t be blind to the truth.”
If you’re wondering where this leaves John and Kanye’s friendship, West on Thursday tweeted a text exchange he had with Legend in which the latter asks him to reconsider aligning himself with Trump, and West basically says Legend was trying to manipulate his free thought.
Avicii’s family implies suicide in statement
The family of Tim Bergling, the Swedish dance-music star known professionally as Avicii, who died on April 20 at age 28, have released a statement, that implies he took his own life. A rep did not immediately reply to Variety’s request for clarification, however the statement’s original wording in Swedish makes the implication more overt, one Swedish-speaking source says. A police report is expected in the coming days. The message, when translated from Swedish, reads in part: “He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.”
Bergling was found dead in his hotel room in Oman, the Middle Eastern country bordering Saudi Arabia. The cause of death has not been announced.