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US TV host blasts celebrations of Queen’s Jubilee 'built on the backs of slaves'
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as she criticised the memorable event which she claimed was “built on the backs of slaves”Sunny Hostin, a co-host on the hugely popular US talk show, The View, publicly denounced British celebrations for Her Royal Highness to mark her 70th year on the throne.During Saturday’s (June 4) instalment of the TV show, the broadcaster shared her controversial opinion of the historical event as she called out the “pomp and circumstance” of the four-day Jubilee celebrations.The 53-year-old presenter went on to add the Jubilee events and the Royal Family were in reportedly “built on the backs and the souls of slaves”.Ms Hostin explained that she previously enjoyed the displays of British royal pageantry in the past but she changed her mind when she learnt about the legacy of “imperialism and colonialism.”The star, who lived in London for a time during her university years, said: I studied in London for university and actually loved the pomp and circumstance of it all when I was there.“I sat outside and watched the changing of the guards and I loved all that. I remember when Princess Diana married Charles, I stayed up all night and I woke up and watched it.”She continued: “But now that I learned a little more about the history of England and the colonialism and the imperialism.“The imperialism and the colonialism of the Caribbean and the fact that Britain and the monarchy took the likes of $1 trillion from Africa.“And I've learnt that Jamaica is now removing the Queen from her position there, and Barbados removed the Queen.
Simon Cowell's brother is ‘not expected’ at his wedding after ‘years of no-contact’
Simon Cowell’s brother could miss out on the Britain's Got Talent star’s wedding to Lauren Silverman due to a purported fallout.Simon, 62, is set to marry Lauren, 44, at Cliveden House in Berkshire next month.The couple’s son Eric, 8, is set to be at the event, and so is Lauren’s son from her first marriage, Adam, 16.Simon’s half-siblings Michael, Tony and June are also expected to be in attendance during the nuptials.However, Simon’s brother, Nick, could be absent from the TV personality’s big day, according to sources.The pair are said to have had a fallout and only recently started talking again.A source told the MailOnline: “There has been a thawing of relations and they are now talking to each other occasionally.“There's been perestroika, after years of no-contact, but it's early days still.They concluded: “I would definitely not expect him at the wedding.”Another insider told the news outlet: “They are only just talking; and we don't expect that Nick or his family will put in an appearance.” has approached representatives for Simon Cowell for comment.Simon popped the question to Lauren on Christmas Eve during a holiday in Barbados.The couple had dated for 13 years before Simon popped the question.They had also welcomed their son Eric seven years prior to the proposal.Simon and Lauren met while they were on holiday in Barbados in 2004.She was there with her then-husband, real estate mogul Andrew Silverman.Speaking to The Sun about the upcoming wedding, Simon’s sister-in-law Emma Lloyd-Cowell, who is married to his half-brother Tony, spoke out her concerns he will be a “groomzilla” as preparations are underway.Emma questioned: “Will he be a groomzilla? It’s hard to say.“Simon has very clear likes and
Rihanna gives birth to first child with long-term rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky
Rihanna has welcomed her firstborn, a son, into the world with her long-term rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky.It has now been reported that Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their firstborn on May 13 in Los Angeles but the couple have not yet shared the name of their child.Barbados born beauty Rihanna announced her shock pregnancy back in January when she stepped out in style, wearing a pink puffer jacket and blue jeans which highlighted her ever-growing baby bump.Fans were amazed that she had kept the pregnancy a secret and the world was set into a frenzy over the news.An insider told Heat Magazine that it was planned for her "best friend from childhood" Sonita Alexander, who is a doctor, to deliver the child.They also said that the star "plans to throw a beach party" after the birth: "She can’t wait to celebrate alongside all her favourite people and is determined to make this epic."The couple were recently caught in a rumour that circulated about their relationship, involving infidelity accusations which were later put to rest.The internet exploded in April when unconfirmed speculations about A$AP's loyalty claimed that he had cheated on Rihanna with footwear designer Amina Muaddi.Muaddi quickly dispelled the claims with a statement that read: "I've always believed that an unfounded lie spread on social media doesn't deserve any response or clarification, especially one that is so vile."She said that she had hoped the "fake gossip," which was "fabricated with such malicious intent," would "not be taken seriously".Since falling pregnant with her first baby, Rihanna has showcased her growing bump in a series of elaborate outfits, leaving fans stunned each time she stepped out.At one Fenty Beauty launch, the star blew attendees
Most cringeworthy captions to go with holiday snaps on social media - revealed
The most cringeworthy captions to go with holiday snaps on social media are ‘suns out, buns out’, ‘hot dogs or legs’ and ‘life’s a beach’, according to research.‘Wish you were beer’ and ‘vacation mode: on’ also feature among the top 10 most cliched phrases.The study of 2,000 social media users who like to venture abroad also found 44 per cent would go as far as unfollowing someone for using cringey captions.While 66 per cent would avoid posting on social media altogether rather than risk posting content deemed ‘basic’ by their Instagram followers and Facebook friends.It also revealed the type of holiday snaps people are tired of seeing, including gratuitous bikini shots, hands joining to create a heart in front of a sunset and that first airport beer pic.A fed up 38 per cent have even muted followers and friends on social channels after getting tired of seeing a continuous display of holiday pictures.Zoe Harris, chief customer officer at On the Beach, which commissioned the research, said: “Since restrictions across Europe eased, we’ve seen a huge increase in beach holiday bookings, which means we're set for a summer of sun, sea and sandy social content."This year, we’re encouraging people to get real on social media, celebrating everything that comes with a holiday - showing off the favourite and funniest bits of their trips."We believe holidays should be enjoyed for what they are - a break from normality and a chance to relax."Admittedly, we all love the attention we get when posting about our sun-soaked beach break, but it can be enjoyed so much more by living in the moment.”The study also found 29 per cent even admitted to booking their holiday destinations based on how it will look on their social feed.Barbados,