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In Rare Appeal, Federal Judge Begs Senate To Fill Vacancies On His Court

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WASHINGTON ― It’s not often that a federal judge pleads with the White House and senators to fill vacancies on his or her court. But in the case of U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill, his court’s workload has become so unmanageable that it’s come to begging for help.

“I write this letter out of concern for some 8.5 million people who live in the Eastern District of California, with my intention to prevent an impending, acute, and judicial catastrophe,” O’Neill wrote in a letter Friday to White House counsel Pat Cipollone and California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. “The statement sounds serious and ominous. It is both. It may also sound like an exaggeration. It is not.”

O’Neill, who is the chief judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, said his court is about to lose the equivalent of one-third of its district judges to retirement in the next three months. Each of the court’s six district judges handles roughly 900 cases at any given time. That’s more than double the national average caseload for district judges, which is 425 cases.

The court hasn’t expanded its number of seats since 1978, either.

Unless the White House and Senate move quickly to fill two impending vacancies on the court, O’Neill says there is a high probability that some civil jury trials will “cease to exist” in the district and some criminal cases will have to be dismissed altogether because it is taking too long for them to go to trial.

“This result will be abhorrent to everything the judges of our District believe in, including equal justice, due process, and access to the courts,” he adds.

Here’s a copy of O’Neill’s letter:

O’Neill is one of the two judges retiring in the coming months. He is taking senior status on Feb. 2, 2020, along with Judge Morrison England Jr., who is taking senior status on Dec. 17, 2019. Senior status is when a judge has worked long enough to take a reduced caseload or retire completely while still receiving a full salary. Neither O’Neill nor England plan to continue working. Both gave more than a year’s notice of their retirement.

The White House, which routinely announces its intent to nominate people to various federal court seats, has not indicated plans to nominate anyone to this court. Typically, the White House works with both of a state’s U.S. senators to pick judicial nominees. President Donald Trump has ignored that tradition with appeals court nominees but mostly stuck to it with district court picks.

Aides to Feinstein, Harris and the White House did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on whether they are moving quickly to nominate people to O’Neill’s court.

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Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel make relationship Instagram official with scary Halloween snap

Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott made their relationship Instagram official over the weekend with the help of some scary ghouls.

On Sunday, the couple shared the same photo on their respective Instagram accounts, showing them on a double date with Scott’s twin brother, Drew, and his wife, Linda Phan. The group posed alongside several masked people holding chainsaws while attending Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.

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“Still processing how scared I was of these people dressed in spooky masks. @unistudios @horrornights#UniversalHHN,” the New Girl star wrote alongside the image of her being held in Jonathan’s arms.

“So much fun last night. That high pitched scream totally wasn’t me! 😳 @UniStudios@HorrorNights #UniversalHHN,” the “Property Brothers” star captioned the same snap. “Also happy to report….nobody got punched!”

Deschanel and Scott were first romantically linked when they were spotted walking hand-in-hand in Silver Lake, Calif. Soon after, they were seen smooching on the Sept. 30 episode of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The new couple was seen sitting behind the ABC competition series’ host, Tom Bergeron.

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Zooey Deschanel and ex-husband Jacob Pechenik announced their separation before she made things Instagram official with Jonathan Scott (not pictured). (AP)

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The HGTV star, 41, donned a blue jacket and collared shirt while the “500 Days of Summer” actress, 39, sported a floral button-up blouse and styled her hair in a half-up/half-down look.

The surprising pairing came just weeks after she announced her separation from husband of four years, Jacob Pechenik.

“After much discussion and a long period of contemplation we have decided we are better off as friends, business partners and co-parents rather than life partners,” the couple said in a joint statement to Page Six at the time. “We remain committed to our business, our values and most of all our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy at this time.”

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The now-separated couple share two children together, Elise, 4, and Charlie Wolf, 2.

Fox News’ Viktoria Ristanovic contributed to this report.

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James Gunn Reacts To Francis Ford Coppola Dissing Marvel Movies

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Call him the guardian of the Marvel galaxy.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn Sunday again fended off criticism of Marvel superhero movies.

“The Godfather” director Francis Ford Coppola called the films “despicable” ― not to mention unenlightening and uninspiring ― at a film festival in France over the weekend, following similar critiques from fellow director Martin Scorsese.

“Martin was being kind when he said it wasn’t cinema,” Coppola said, per Variety. “He didn’t say it was despicable, which is what I say.”

Scorsese had said the films were “not cinema” in an interview earlier this month. Jennifer Aniston also recently put down the comic book fare in an interview.

Robert Downey Jr., who played Iron Man for more than a decade, and Natalie Portman of “Thor” defended the flicks. But Gunn has taken a prominent role in the superheroic effort to fight back for the billions-earning blockbusters.

Gunn did not mention Coppola by name, but he did use “despicable” in his response Sunday on Instagram.

“Many of our grandfathers thought all gangster movies were the same, often calling them ‘despicable’,” Gunn wrote. “Some of our great grandfathers thought the same of westerns and believed the films of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and Sergio Leone were all exactly the same.”

Gunn likened the bias to a certain space opera that has enchanted film fans for ages.

“I remember a great uncle to whom I was raving about Star Wars,” Gunn wrote. “He responded by saying, ‘I saw that when it was called 2001, and, boy, was it boring!’ Superheroes are simply today’s gangsters/cowboys/outer space adventurers. Some superhero films are awful, some are beautiful. Like westerns and gangster movies (and before that, just MOVIES), not everyone will be able to appreciate them, even some geniuses. And that’s okay. ❤️”

Gunn had tried to maintain a diplomatic tone in replying to Scorsese’s words as well.

“Martin Scorsese is one of my 5 favorite living filmmakers,” he wrote on Twitter. “I was outraged when people picketed The Last Temptation of Christ without having seen the film. I’m saddened that he’s now judging my films in the same way.”

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Dan Dakich suspended from ESPN’s The Fan for not adhering to ‘journalistic principles’

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He will be off the air for five days due to, according to Emmis, Dakich “not adhering to journalistic principles.” Dana Hunsinger Benbow, dana.benbow@indystar.com

Dan Dakich, the former IU player and coach-turned radio show host, has been suspended from his afternoon sports talk show.

Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications, which owns ESPN affiliate WFNI The Fan, said Dakich is off air this week due to “a failure last year on Dan’s part to adhere to the journalistic principles valued by Emmis.”

Emmis declined to further elaborate on the cause for the disciplinary action taken against Dakich, 57, and he did not respond to a text message from the IndyStar asking for comment on his five-day suspension.

On his radio show’s page, Dakich describes his approach: “Opinions about everything, afraid of nothing.”

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He goes on to say, “This show takes no prisoners and does not suffer fools. Decades of experience in major college basketball, and a (R)olodex to match. The big names visit this show. Passionate about Indiana basketball, the Chicago Cubs, the lovely Leigh Ross-Dakich, and his kids.” 

As “The Dan Dakich Show” began Monday — it airs noon to 3 p.m. weekdays — a statement was read on Dakich’s absence. It is the same statement provided to the IndyStar.

“Dan Dakich will not be appearing on his show this week. Dan and Emmis have mutually agreed to a suspension period of five days due to a failure last year on Dan’s part to adhere to the journalistic principles valued by Emmis.”

Less than an hour before the show, Dakich retweeted a tweet from former Indiana Pacers player Scot Pollard, who will fill in for Dakich during three days of his absence.  

“Hoosiers clear your schedule from 12-3 today, tomorrow and Wednesday. Tune in to 93.5/107.5 The Fan. It’s @dandakich show but hear @cliffWISH8 and myself instead. Buckle up, grab a beverage and some popcorn,” Pollard tweeted.

Dakich, who has been doing his radio show for more than a decade and has nearly 160,000 followers on Twitter, tweeted all day Sunday about NFL games and the Colts’ win over the Texans.

On Monday morning, he was back on the social media site, engaging in his ongoing argument that Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz is a better quarterback than Andrew Luck ever could have been.

Dakich, who played for legendary IU coach Bob Knight and later coached the team, frequently centers his radio show on the quality of Hoosiers basketball.

In January, he lambasted Archie Miller’s coaching and the performance of freshman Romeo Langford — now with the Boston Celtics. The tirade came the day after Indiana lost at home to Nebraska by 15 points.

Among Dakich’s critical takes: Miller doesn’t know how to use Langford as a player, Miller’s assistants “aren’t good enough to be on the IU staff,” Langford can’t shoot. He also called Miller a “chicken-(expletive)” coach for his comments after the loss.

When IndyStar learned in June that an upcoming disciplinary action was possible for Dakich, it reached out to Emmis, which said only that there was no litigation surrounding Dakich.

When Dakich was asked about a possible suspension or litigation then, he said he wasn’t aware of any. When asked if it might involve something he said about Langford, he responded in a text: “Saying Langford was a ‘shoe guy’ playing more for Nike or Adidas isn’t cause for litigation I don’t think!”

Dakich played for Knight from 1981 to 1985. He was a team captain during his junior and senior seasons and the Hoosiers finished with an 84-39 record during his career.

As a player, he helped Indiana win one Big Ten title, make three NCAA tournaments and finish as the NIT runner-up his senior season.  

Follow IndyStar sports reporter Dana Benbow on Twitter: @DanaBenbow

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Monica Lewinsky teaming up with ‘Catfish’ co-host for public shaming documentary

Monica Lewinsky and former “Catfish” co-host, Max Joseph, are teaming up for a new documentary about the effects of public shaming

Lewinsky is set to produce the documentary for HBO Max alongside Joseph, who previously hosted the MTV documentary series for seven seasons. The documentary, titled “15 Minutes of Shame” takes an in-depth look at the culture of shaming and how it’s affected high-profile people around the world.

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According to Deadline, the film will use documentary storytelling as well as social experiments and the examination of social behavior to explore subjects from around the world who have been the subject of widespread public ridicule.

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Former ‘Catfish’ co-host Max Joseph will produce a new documentary about public shaming. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

“Monica Lewinsky is an anti-bullying activist with unparalleled authority, making her the perfect partner for this project,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max (via The Hollywood Reporter). “And Max’s strong advocacy for social justice and distinctive storytelling make him particularly well-suited to explore this complex modern phenomenon.”

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Since becoming a major political figure in former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment over their sexual relationship while he was in the White House, Lewinsky has become an anti-bullying advocate. She has worked with campaigns such as In Real Life and Defy the Name. In March, she appeared on John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” for a segment about public shaming and the effect it had on her life.

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A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998. (Smithsonian Channel)

This isn’t the first major project that Lewinsky will produce in the coming months. She’s already attached as a producer on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming third season of “American Crime Story.” The anthology series, which previously dramatized the infamous O.J. Simpson case and the murder of famed fashion designer Gianni Versace, will center on the scandals that led to Clinton’s impeachment hearings in the 90s.

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Lewinsky infamously had an affair with Clinton while she was a White House intern. She will be played by actress Beanie Feldstein, the younger sister of Jonah Hill known for her parts in “Lady Bird” and “Booksmart.”

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.

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Donald Trump calls for public identification of Ukraine whistleblower

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President Donald Trump wrapped up what could be considered one of the most intense weeks of his presidency, marked by multiple crises both at home and abroad. AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace gives us a rundown of what it all means. (Oct. 18) AP, AP

WASHINGTON – Railing against impeachment at a meeting of his Cabinet, an angry President Donald Trump called Monday for the identification of the government whistleblower who made the first accusations against him.

“Do we have to protect somebody that gave a totally false account of my conversation?” Trump said at one point. “I don’t know. You tell me.”

House Democrats conducting the impeachment inquiry say federal laws are designed to protect the identities of whistleblowers.

They also said the statements of this particular whistleblower are consistent with a partial transcript of July 25 phone call in which Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 presidential contender, and Biden’s son Hunter, who once had business interests in Ukraine.

The president disagreed, telling reporters Democrats have “nothing.” 

“I think they want to impeach me because it’s the only way they’re going to win,” he said. “They’ve got nothing. All they have is a phone call that is perfect. All they have is a whistleblower who’s disappear. Where is he?”

Trump also said officials who provided the whistleblower with information should also be exposed.

Mimi Rocah, a former federal prosecutor in New York City, said Trump “can’t dispute the facts,” so he is attacking witnesses.

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“This is something defense attorneys do when the prosecution’s evidence is strong,” she tweeted.

Impeachment was one of several topics Trump covered in remarks to reporters during a Cabinet meeting.

During the session, Trump also:

– Lambasted top Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., over the impeachment inquiry, saying they are focused on that and ignoring the nation’s real problems.

“These people are trying to destroy the country,” he said.

He added, “the president of the United States should be allowed to run the country and not have to focus on this kind of crap, while at the same time doing a great job on Syria and Turkey.”

– Defended one of his foremost critics – Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard – against attacks by a more long-term political foe: Hillary Clinton.

Clinton is “accusing everyone of being a Russian agent,” Trump said, “These people are sick. There’s something wrong with them.”

While not specifically naming Gabbard, Clinton last week referred to the Hawaii congresswoman by saying during a political podcast that “she’s the favorite of the Russians.” Clinton added that “they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”

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In a series of tweets, Gabbard called Clinton the “personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long,” and said she is part of a “concerted campaign” to destroy her reputation.

– Chided Democrats for pushing back against his decision to host the G-7 summit of world leaders at his resort in Doral, Florida. The president on Twitter Saturday reversed his decision to host the summit there, suggesting Camp David could serve as an alternative site.

“I would have given it for nothing,” Trump said of Doral to reporters in the Cabinet Room Monday. “The Democrats went crazy, even though I would have done it free.” 

– Attacked Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, for criticizing his actions and suggested that Republicans are not as united behind him as Democrats are in seeking to impeach him.

Democrats are ambitious and stick together, Trump said.

“They don’t have Mitt Romney in their midst,” he said. “They don’t have people like that. They stick together. You never seem them break off.”

Trump also attacked “Never Trump” Republicans who have always attacked him, claiming they are worse than Democrats.

“The good news is they’re dying off fast,” Trump said. “They’re on artificial respiration.”

Democrats denounced Trump’s various comments  during the 71-minute Cabinet meeting. Ronald Klain, chief of staff for vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, tweeted that it was a “tirade of lies, deceptions, delusions, and distractions.”

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Benjamin Netanyahu Passes Up Mandate To Form A New Government

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was giving up his effort to form a new government after failing to secure a majority coalition in parliament following an inconclusive election in September.

Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing Likud party, said he was returning the mandate back to Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin after “working unceasingly … to establish a broad unity government”.

Rivlin said he will now hold consultations with the various political parties to tell them he intends to task Netanyahu’s centrist rival Benny Gantz with the job of putting together a new government.

Gantz’s Blue and White party was the largest to emerge from the Sept. 17 ballot, though he also has no clear path to a parliamentary majority. Should he also fail to bring in enough partners it would almost certainly lead to another general election, the third since April.

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Paula Abdul’s ‘Straight Up’ Was In The Trash Can Before She Recorded It

Paula Abdul is about to start performing a new round of dates in her “Forever Your Girl” Las Vegas residency, and you can be sure she’ll be incorporating her signature dance moves alongside the hits that made her famous, including “Opposites Attract,” “Cold Hearted” and “Straight Up.”

Those songs have been with Abdul for 31 years, appearing on her 1988 debut album, “Forever Your Girl.” At the time of its release, Abdul was already a successful dancer, choreographer and cheerleader. Although she didn’t have experience as a singer and musical artist, she was eager to find a way to break in. Luckily, she found just the thing that would take her career to the next level.

But it almost didn’t happen. 

Abdul’s mom Lorraine, who worked in the film industry as an assistant to movie director Billy Wilder, had her own assistant whose boyfriend, musician and producer Elliot Wolff, had written a few songs. 

“My mother’s young assistant walked up to my mother and said, ‘Miss Abdul, my boyfriend’s an aspiring songwriter.’ And my mom said, ‘Who’s he written for?’ And she goes, ‘Well, nobody that’s notable yet, but can I submit a song from him?’ And my mom said, ‘Sure,’” Abdul recalled in an interview with HuffPost at Build Series

Shortly after that, Abdul made her weekly visit to her parents’ house for “chicken and Rice-a-Roni.” Her mom told her about Wolff’s demo, calling it “the most God-awful thing you’ve ever heard.” Still, her mom played Abdul the cassette.

“It was like an eight-track recording with someone plunking on a computer and singing notes that I’ve never heard of, like in-between notes. It was strange. We were laughing and crying, and my mother threw it in the trash can. And I dug it out of the trash can and said, ‘There’s something really cool about this song.’” 

That song was “Straight Up.” 

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Abdul soon approached her record company with Wolff’s demo.

“They looked at me like, are you crazy?” said Abdul. But she begged the label to let her record the song.

When the record executives agreed, Abdul recorded the track, along with Wolff’s other song, “Cold Hearted,” inside his small apartment ― in the shower, she said. Abdul told HuffPost that in the original master recordings, you could actually hear a neighbor banging on the wall next door and shouting “Shut up!”

“Straight Up” hit No. 1, and with the success of subsequent singles as well, Abdul became the first woman to notch four No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles off a debut album. 

“That changed my life,” she said.

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Eternally grateful, Abdul doesn’t tire of performing the song live, especially in Vegas. 

“It’s very interactive with the audience. It’s a visual feast. Everyone’s standing up and singing,” she said of her stage show, which incorporates theatrics and storytelling. And yes, MC Skat Kat, the animated cartoon from Abdul’s “Opposites Attract” video, also makes an appearance.

“It’s a different kind of show, and it’s just very joyful. And it’s funny,” she said.

Staying true to her core, Abdul showcases the familiar choreography from hits like “Straight Up,” alongside new moves throughout the concert. 

“And in case you’re wondering if I jump off of things, I do. And I get it over within the very first number!”

Check out the full Build Series interview with Paula Abdul below, and go here to see her dates at the Flamingo Las Vegas.

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Prince William is ‘worried’ about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle after emotional documentary: report

Prince William is reportedly “worried” about his younger brother Prince Harry and sister-in-law Meghan Markle after the couple opened up about struggling with tabloid rumors and fierce media scrutiny in a new documentary.

A palace source told the BBC on Monday that the Duke of Cambridge, 37, is said to be hoping the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “are all right” and felt the duo were “in a fragile place.”

Kensington Palace had no comment concerning the couple speaking out to British journalist Tom Bradby for ITV’s documentary “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” which aired on Sunday in the UK and is scheduled to air Wednesday in the US on ABC.

The special aims to give audiences a behind-the-science glimpse into the couple’s recent royal tour of southern Africa.

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Prince Harry (left) hinted at his alleged feud with his older brother Prince William. (Getty)

PRINCE HARRY APPEARS TO HINT AT RIFT BETWEEN HIM AND PRINCE WILLIAM

But it was in that same documentary where Harry, 35, hinted at the ongoing rumored rift between him and his older brother.

“Inevitably stuff happens,” explained the British royal. “But we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment. I’ll always be there for him and as I know, he’ll always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy, but I love him dearly.”

“The majority of stuff is created out of nothing,” added Harry. “As brothers, we have good days and we have bad days.”

Numerous sources have long insisted there were deep tensions between the brothers after Harry revealed to his family he wanted to marry the former American actress after less than a year of dating. When William cautioned Harry that the whirlwind romance was moving too quickly, Harry reportedly became angry and hurt.

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Princes Harry (left) and William have not fallen apart over alleged rumors, says Princess Diana’s former royal butler. (Getty)

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William dated Kate Middleton, his college sweetheart, for about eight years before tying the knot in 2011.

The royal couples split their offices and charitable endeavors after previously working together in June of this year. Markle, 38, and Harry’s office moved out of Kensington Palace and into Buckingham Palace, where Queen Elizabeth II resides. Middleton and William’s office remains in Kensington Palace, where they live with their three children.

Markle and Harry reside at Windsor Castle’s Frogmore Cottage with their son, Archie.

In the emotional documentary, Harry admitted the negative press attention has greatly impacted him and his wife, especially after Archie‘s birth in May of this year.

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visit District 6 Museum on Sep. 23, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. The pair are reportedly considering a move to Africa after a bitter battle with public life in the U.K. (Getty)

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“It’s management. It’s constant management,” said Harry about his mental health to the British journalist. “I thought I was out of the woods and then suddenly it all came back and I suddenly realized, ‘Actually this is something that I have to manage.’”

“Look, part of this job and part of any job, like everybody, means putting on a brave face and turning a cheek to a lot of the stuff,” he continued. “But again, for me and for my wife, of course, there’s a lot of stuff that hurts — especially when the majority of it is untrue. But we all need to do is focus on being real, focus on being the people we are and standing up for what we believe in. I will not be bullied into carrying a game that killed my mom.”

Markle also got candid about coping with the intense media scrutiny after becoming a member of the British royal family when she married Harry in May 2018.

“I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a ‘stiff upper lip,’” explained Markle. “I really tried, but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry came under fire in summer 2019 for various perceived offenses in the press. Royal insiders griped about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s alleged hypocrisy for preaching about environmentalism while flying on private jets, as well as Duchess Meghan allegedly courting the press. (Getty)

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“I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair,” continued Markle. “And that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile. If things were fair… If I’d done something wrong, I’d be the first one to go, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry. I would never do that.’ But when people are saying things that are just untrue and they are being told they’re untrue but they’re allowed to still say them — I don’t know anybody in the world who would feel like that’s OK.’”

Markle said before she tied the knot with Harry, 35, some of her friends warned her that becoming a member of the royal family would mean being under the constant glare of the public spotlight and losing your privacy.

“In all fairness, I had no idea, which probably sounds difficult to understand and hear,” said Markle. “But when I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me, ‘I’m sure he’s great but you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life.’”

“And I, very naively — I’m American,” continued Markle. “We don’t have that there — [I said], ‘What are you talking about? That doesn’t make any sense. I’m not in any tabloids.’ I didn’t get it. So it’s been, yeah, it’s been complicated.”

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Kate Middleton and Prince William wave to well-wishers as they leave after attending the launch of the King’s Cup Regatta at Cutty Sark, Greenwich on May 7, 2019 in London, England. (Ben Stansall – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

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In a clip previously released by ITV on Friday, Markle got candid with Bradby about the negative attention she has received from the media during her pregnancy and first months with Archie.

“Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging,” said Markle. “And then when you have a newborn, you know. … and especially as a woman, it’s a lot.”

“So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed,” continued Markle while holding back tears. “It’s um… yeah. I guess, also thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”

When Bradby asked if it “would be fair” to say that she’s “not really OK, as in it’s really been a struggle,” Markle responded, “Yes.”

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Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle hold their baby son Archie as they meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town on Sep. 25, 2019. The British royal couple are on a 10-day tour of southern Africa — their first official visit as a family since their son Archie was born in May. (Getty)

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Still, Markle said Harry and their son have helped get through tough times.

“It’s OK,” she said. “The good thing is that I’ve got my baby and I’ve got my husband and they’re the best.”

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Dennis Quaid, 65, engaged to PhD student Laura Savoie, 26

Dennis Quaid is officially engaged.

The 65-year-old actor proposed to girlfriend Laura Savoie, 26, after several months of dating, the star confirmed to Extra over the weekend.

“I had the ring in my pocket,” gushed Quaid to the outlet. “It has been kind of a month-and-a-half plan — I wanted it to be private.”

The “Parent Trap” actor revealed he waited for the perfect sunset to pop the question.

“She was actually taking a selfie of us, and I put the ring in front and said, ‘Will you marry me?’ And then she fell down,” said Quaid.

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Dennis Quaid and fiancee Laura Savoie arrive at the “Midway” Special Screening at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on October 20, 2019, in Honolulu, Hawaii. ((Photo by Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Lionsgate Entertainment)

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“It happened on the very northernmost point of Oahu, at Turtle Bay,” he continued. “It was kind of spontaneous. It was very much a surprise.”

The couple was first spotted together in May of this year after having dinner at Craig’s in West Hollywood. A rep for Quaid did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment at the time.

Previously, Quaid was linked to Santa Auzina, 32. It is believed the pair were last photographed together in December.

According to People, Savoie graduated as valedictorian from Pepperdine University. During her time at the school, she reportedly dated actor Jeremy Piven.

Us Weekly reported Savoie’s private Instagram account features several pictures of the student with Quaid. The outlet reports that Savoie shared a photo of herself and Quaid kissing and captioned a snap of the duo embracing: “Never been happier.”

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According to People Magazine, this photo shows Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie on May 14, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

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People reported that Savoie also received a master’s at the University of Notre Dame and is currently working towards earning a Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin in their McCombs School of Business with an expected 2021 graduation date.

Quaid was previously married to Kimberly Buffington from 2004 until they announced their split in 2016. He was also married to actresses P. J. Soles from 1978-1983 and Meg Ryan from 1991-2001. He has three children.

Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.

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