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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Wedding Date Has Checkered Past

12/15/2017 10:41 AM PST

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle DID not choose their wedding date for any historical significance ... that is unless they're both huge fans of the Kennedys or the Buttafuocos. Ya never know.

We did some research, and the May 19 date of the Royal nuptials has a past that could be labeled rather macabre. It's the date Amy Fisher shot and severely wounded Joey Buttafuoco's wife in 1992.

It's also the day the first person died from the bird flu, along with being the death date of T.E. Lawrence and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. And speaking of her -- May 19, 1962 is the date Marilyn Monroe famously performed a sultry version of "Happy Birthday" for JFK ... with the First Lady in attendance.

May 19 also saw an infamous beheading and the jailing of an Italian movie star. You get the picture.

One positive note: Joey Ramone was born that day.Check out more below!!!

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Meet Ya at the Altar 3rd Weekend in May!!!

12/15/2017 6:34 AM PST
Breaking News

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry finally scraped together enough dough to pay their deposit and lock in a wedding date.

The palace announced Friday the couple will do the damn thing on May 19. That's one week earlier than a British tabloid had reported it would be, and means they will NOT tie the knot on a 3-day weekend. Bummer for their guests.

Nothing particularly special about the date in British royal history, anyway.

It is, however, the birth date of Malcolm X, Ho Chi Minh and Kim Zolciak. Sooo ... there's that.

Cardi B to Offset Money Ain't a Thang ... I Got You a Rolls Royce Wraith!!!

12/14/2017 7:33 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cardi B is the fiancée we all want, 'cause she doesn't make her man choose between a brand new car or a fancy watch for his birthday -- she just buys both.

Cardi was with Offset Wednesday night at The MacArthur in DTLA to ring in his 26th birthday. On the way out, she gave him the big gift first -- a new Rolls-Royce Wraith!!!

You can tell he was stoked by the way he thanks his bride-to-be -- nothin' says "love you" like a nice squeeze -- but the presents weren't over from there. Looks like she also bought him a fully blinged out watch! And Cardi made it clear to us -- she put down her own cash for the goods.

Aside from high-priced gifts, Offset also had his pals QuavoTakeoffBig SeanSwae LeeLil YachtyG-Eazy and Ashanti there to celebrate.

Meghan Markle Hires MJ's Ex-Bodyguard To Learn How to Kick Ass!

12/7/2017 2:44 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meghan Markle is going full Karate Kid ahead of her Royal nuptials -- because she's hired Michael Jackson's former bodyguard to learn how to defend herself ... TMZ has learend.

Our Royal sources tell us Meghan has hired celeb security adviser and trainer Matt Fiddes to teach her martial arts and self-defense -- as well as to get her in shape ahead of her wedding with Prince Harry in May.

Meghan just landed back in L.A. Wednesday to spend time with her mom ahead of the holidays -- and we're told Matt booked a last-minute flight to Hollywood this week, so the training could begin STAT.

Matt's a natural fit for Meghan. He owns one of the biggest martial arts franchises in the world -- Matt Fiddes Martial Arts -- and works with tons of celebs, including Tom Cruise.

He's also got close ties with the Royal Family -- MJ was tight with Princess Diana, and he became part of her inner circle. Plus ... he's a Brit, so he'll be geographically desirable. 

We're told Meghan's endgame is not about fitness -- sources close to Matt tell us Meghan hired him specifically to learn self-defense. Sounds like she's supplementing her hostage training.

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Meghan Markle I Have a Great Royal Etiquette Teacher ... My Boo, Harry!!!

12/7/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meghan Markle is about to get a crash course on being a royal -- from knowing the rules of curtsying to handling herself at State events -- and we've learned her teacher is her fiance, Harry.  

Meghan has a million things to learn, according to royal expert Katie Nicholl. Just a few examples, she has to know the curtsy rules ... she has to bend for the Queen, Kate, Beatrice, Eugenie and others. She needs to know how to address dignitaries, and the rules of royal fashion. She needs to know how to handle herself at State dinners. She also has to learn royal etiquette at the table ... how to hold conversations, and on and on.  

Harry knows the drill because he's been around it since birth, so he's the perfect mentor.  

There are silly little no-no's Meghan needs to understand. We're told one thing that she'll have to lose is her love of selfies with fans. It's just not done.

Diana ran afoul of the rules early on when she wore a revealing black gown for an event with Princess Grace. In royal-dom, all black outfits are reserved for funerals and mourning. 

And get this ... we're told Harry started giving Meghan royal homework months ago, which means he knew she was a keeper. 

We're guessing Meghan will have a few books on her nightstand, like Katie Nicholl's upcoming book, "Harry: Love, Life, Loss."

It's a learning process for sure, but she has to have everything down pat by May 26 ... when she and Harry get hitched

Justin Verlander Pick Between Kate Upton and World Series? ... Hell No!

12/6/2017 6:21 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

It's Take 2 on one of the best sports questions ever ... 

Which is better -- winning the World Series or honeymooning with Kate Upton??

We got to ask the one guy who would know the answer -- Justin Verlander -- as the Houston Astros pitcher was leaving Craig's Tuesday night with his supermodel bride. 

Verlander successfully dodged the question when it was posed on Twitter a few days ago -- even after Kate doubled down and asked Verlander to give an answer!!

So, what happened this time around? Well, let's just say he'd rather talk about Jose Altuve ... 

Justin Bieber Smile if You're Gonna Pop the Question to Selena

12/5/2017 6:55 AM PST

Justin Bieber didn't give a verbal answer when asked if he and Selena Gomez are gonna get hitched ... but his facial expressions ... well, arguably telling.

Paps got Justin Monday at Il Pastaio in Bev Hills, where he posed with some servers and hugged it out with Gigi and Bella Hadid's pops, Mohamed, on the way out.

Watch his reaction when a photog asks if he's gonna propose to his on-again, off-again girlfriend -- with whom he recently got back together. A blush is worth a thousand words.

Oh, and we also got JB the same day and asked what he wanted for Christmas. Aside from a possible engagement ... sounds like he's mulling over a Biebs Institute.

Chanel Iman BF Sterling Shepard did it Right ... We're Engaged!!!

12/3/2017 7:35 AM PST

Harry and Meghan don't own the market on wedding proposals, because Chanel Iman and NFL star Sterling Shepard are also engaged!!!

The New York Giants wide receiver got down on bended knees Saturday to pop the question to the supermodel.  They've been dating since January.

Sterling didn't spare any detail ... He chose a rooftop with a panoramic view of New York City and lined the area with candles.   

Her caption says it all.  "A night full of tears of happiness. I’m beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can’t wait to be your Mrs."

She 27 and he's 24, which is cool.

Harry and Meghan If Marriage Doesn't Work Out ... His Current Fortune is Fair Game

12/2/2017 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are clearly in love and ready for the altar ... but there's a reality about marriage as Prince Charles will say -- sometimes it doesn't work out, and when that happens money becomes an issue.

We have the lowdown on the money Harry and Meghan get while they're married, and what each might get if it doesn't work out.

  -- Harry is currently worth $40 million. 

  -- Harry gets income, along with William and Kate, from Charles' private estate, which generates around $27 million a year. Harry, William and Kate split $4.4 million from the estate in 2016.

  -- Meghan comes into the marriage with $5 million

International divorce lawyer Jeremy D. Morley tells us England recognizes prenups, and although they can influence a judge they are not binding. Charles and William did not have prenups.  

Now get this ... in terms of dividing assets in the event of divorce, it's not just what the couple makes during the marriage. What both spouses bring into the marriage is fair game. So Harry's $40 mil and Meghan's $5 mil go into the pot to divide up in the event the marriage doesn't last.

Our Royal sources tell us Charles paid Diana around $23 million when they divorced and that basically cleaned him out.  

Hopefully none of this info will ever be relevant and they'll live happily ever after.

Meghan Markle Sheer Delight!

12/1/2017 1:12 PM PST

Photos of Meghan Markle striking some sexy poses raise one very important question -- what the hell took Prince Harry so long to propose???

Megs posed for the photo shoot back in 2013 for a Canadian magazine called Sharp. She was already starring in "Suits" by that time, but thank God the photographer did not take a literal approach to the theme of this shoot.

Ya gotta admit, it's kinda interesting to see someone who's about to be a member of the prim and proper British royal family posing like this. And, seeing as how Harry met Meghan in the summer of 2016 ... he probably would've seen these if he did some Internet research.

So, again we ask ... what took ya so long, Harry?

This seems to run in the fam. You'll recall -- and if you don't we're about to remind you -- Kate Middleton was walking in a fashion show when Prince William first laid eyes on her.

Well played, Princes.

'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Engagement Party Was Totally Poppin'

12/1/2017 11:06 AM PST

Rachel Lindsay's officially in engagement mode.

The 'Bachelorette' winner threw a huge engagement party Thursday with her fiance Bryan Abasolo, the guy she gave her final rose to on the reality show. The couple's party was held at a fancy crib overlooking the picturesque beaches off the Malibu coast. 

Rachel wore a white gown while Bryan opted for the blazer-no-tie combo. This is at least the third engagement party for the couple ... first in Dallas and then in Miami.

Only this time it was a bit more formal and cameras were rolling ... so L.A. of her.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle The Royal Shake-up

12/1/2017 7:05 AM PST

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are fresh off announcing their engagement but already in full swing with their royal duties ... shaking hands and probably kissing babies.

The newly-engaged couple visited Nottingham Friday and greeted a throng of adoring fans. The couple was there to raise HIV/AIDS and youth crime awareness. They later hit up the elegant Contemporary, which hosted the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair.

Check it out ... Harry and Meghan certainly are movers and shakers and play the royal couple part flawlessly.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle You're All Invited to Watch Us Get Hitched!!!

12/1/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be saying their "I dos" at Windsor Castle on live TV for the whole world to see ... just like his brother, William, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.

Harry and Meghan's wedding is still in the early planning stages, but our Kensington Palace contact tells us they'll allow cameras in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle to make it available on the tele.

We're told it will be a pool camera, meaning all media outlets can plug in and run the wedding on broadcast and cable TV as well as all digital platforms.

Here's the contest. Around 23 million Americans and 27 million Brits tuned in to Kate and William's wedding back in 2011. Our guess ... Harry and Meghan will beat that, especially in America because she's one of US. 

If you want to set your DVR, there are reports that the wedding will go down May 26 during Memorial Day weekend. The precise date will be revealed next week.

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