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We’re only two days into the new week, but there are plenty of celebrity news stories hitting the headlines and getting all of us talking! Let’s jump straight into some of the most prominent in today’s Social Buzz…
Prince Andrew making return to royal duties
Prince Andrew outside Westminster Abbey in March 2022 / Picture Credit: REUTERS/Tom Nicholson
Ahead of the Platinum Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth II has quietly allowed Prince Andrew to make his return to royal duties in the coming weeks and months. Now, the unpopular Prince could overshadow the entire Jubilee celebration.
On June 13th, the Garter Day ceremony will see Prince Andrew listed in the Court Circular, attending the event privately as a Knight. Though this is standard practice, his presence is enough to get people talking, after he was accused of sexual activities with a minor, who was allegedly trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein.
He settled with the accuser, Virginia Giuffre out of court, in a deal that was said to be worth up to £12 million.
Yasmin Finney discusses joining Doctor Who
Legions of Doctor Who fans were excited earlier this month (May 2022) to learn that Yasmin Finney would be joining the series, alongside Sex Education actor, Ncuti Gatwa.
Speaking with The Guardian, Finney said that it was “a bit surreal” to be acting with David Tennant and Catherine Tate on the new series, as she had watched them as a child. “It’s insane and I’m learning so much.”
Having also taken up one of the lead roles in Netflix hit series Heartstopper, adapted from the best-selling graphic novels, it’s been a whirlwind 2022 for Finney so far: “I was worried about having two huge fanbases following me and whether they’d get along. But I think it’s going pretty well so far!”
Despite not seeing herself “reflected in the UK media anywhere”, it’s clear that the landscape is changing and, we have stars like Finney to thank for that. She and other trans stars are paving the way for a more inclusive future and for that, they must be celebrated.
Kate Moss to testify in Depp v Heard case
Kate Moss at the 2022 Met Gala in New York / Picture Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Kate Moss is set to give evidence in Johnny Depp’s libel trial against Amber Heard tomorrow (May 25th, 2022), it’s been revealed. She will appear via video link and, is expected to testify against Heard.
Heard had previously discussed an incident whilst on the stand, where she says Depp attacked her sister, Whitney Henriquez, on a staircase. She said: “I just, in my head, instantly think of Kate Moss and stairs”, in reference to a rumour that Depp had once pushed Moss down a flight of stairs during an argument.
Depp’s team are expecting Moss to dismiss this rumour as pure speculation and, in turn, talk about the years that she and Depp spent together as a couple with warmth. The trial continues.
Huw Edwards opens up about depression
Huw Edwards outside Downing Street in 2019 / Picture Credit: Keith Larby/Alamy Stock Photo
BBC presenter Huw Edwards has opened up about his personal struggles with mental health, talking about how depression had at some points left him completely bedridden.
The 60-year-old said to Men’s Health UK: “I’m pretty clear that I have suffered – and do suffer – from depression.”
He added: “At least I now know when I’m going to enter a phase like that. Your mind goes into a place where you don’t want to do anything. You can’t make any decisions. Things that you usually enjoy, you dread. You come into work and obviously you do a professional job, but you’re kind of pushing your way through it.
“And, of course, if it’s very bad – as it has been a few times over the course of 20 years – you can’t work. During the worst one I had, I couldn’t get out of bed.”
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