•   
  •   

Entertainment Diana musical blasted as tasteless

06:16  28 september  2021
06:16  28 september  2021 Source:   nowtolove.com.au

Royal nanny to be paid damages over false Prince Charles affair claims

  Royal nanny to be paid damages over false Prince Charles affair claims The former nanny of Prince William and Prince Harry will reportedly be paid damages after it was claimed BBC reporter Martin Bashir alleged she'd aborted a pregnancy resulting from an affair with Prince Charles. An investigation into how Bashir secured a tell-all interview with Princess Diana found Bashir had faked an abortion receipt for Tiggy Legge-Bourke (now Pettifer) and told Princess Diana that Charles was in love with the children'sAn investigation into how Bashir secured a tell-all interview with Princess Diana found Bashir had faked an abortion receipt for Tiggy Legge-Bourke (now Pettifer) and told Princess Diana that Charles was in love with the children's nanny, including claims the pair had holidayed alon

A new musical about the life of Princess Diana is about to debut in the US, but royal commentators are NOT happy about it - in fact, it would be safe to say it went down like a cup of cold sick. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd A new musical about the life of Princess Diana is about to debut in the US, but royal commentators are NOT happy about it - in fact, it would be safe to say it went down like a cup of cold sick.

If at first you don't succeed, maybe don't try again - at least, that would be the case for a US theatre company who recreated the tragic story of Princess Diana as an on-stage musical.

Yep, you read that right, and yep, you probably predicted correctly - the show, which debuted in the States in 2019 and will be on Netflix on October 1, went down in its preview performance like a cup of cold sick.

Diana: The Musical, which tells the story of the life of the late Princess of Wales, has been blasted by royal commentators. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Diana: The Musical, which tells the story of the life of the late Princess of Wales, has been blasted by royal commentators.

The show, which depicts Diana's life when she was married to Prince Charles, was attended by several theatre critics and royal commentators in February 2019, and they were quick to blast the performance.

The richest lawyers in the world

  The richest lawyers in the world Law is undoubtedly one of the most lucrative fields in which to work. From winning landmark cases to pursuing profitable side businesses, some lawyers have managed to make a killing and amass a small fortune. Here are 20 of the world's richest celebrity lawyers.

"It is in such bad taste that it's best ignored," said editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward.

And when asked whether the royal family themselves would watch it, she said: "Oh goodness, no, none of them would have any interest in it."

Meanwhile, The Sunday Telegraph's arts writer Luciana Bellini shared her own thoughts on the performance, saying it was "just so silly and tongue-in-cheek that it can't be taken seriously".

On considering if the show would go down well in the UK, she said: "It's hard to say - some royal fans will certainly find the idea unappealing."

"But perhaps in honour of our new American princess [Meghan Markle], we should take a punt on it."

The preview performance of the show has garnered some mixed reviews. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd The preview performance of the show has garnered some mixed reviews. British actress Jeanna de Waal plays Diana whilst Emily in Paris star Roe Hartrampf plays Prince Charles. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd British actress Jeanna de Waal plays Diana whilst Emily in Paris star Roe Hartrampf plays Prince Charles.

And if you do decide to watch, enter at your own risk - according to the Telegraph, there is a scene in the play where Diana's former lover James Hewitt is seen on-stage in nothing but his underwear.

Tony Awards 2021: Complete List of Nominees and Winners

  Tony Awards 2021: Complete List of Nominees and Winners Tony Awards 2021: Complete List of Nominees and WinnersThe 74th annual awards will honor Broadway musicals and plays that opened during the 2019/2020 season. Theaters were forced to close their doors in March 2020, but have slowly started to welcome sold-out audiences once again. On Sunday, September 26, hosts Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. will ring in Broadway’s biggest night with a special two-part celebration.

He is then seen "caressing" Diana - a feat that will no doubt rile fans.

The play itself follows Diana from her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981. From there, it depicts her relationship with Prince Charles, her relationship with the press, and even the Camilla Parker-Bowles' affair.

The musical's synopsis from theatre company La Jolla Playhouse reads: "Behind the fairytale, there was a troubled marriage and a young woman struggling to find her voice. Facing an entrenched monarchy and unprecedented media scrutiny, Princess Diana surprises everyone—including herself—as she grows into a global phenomenon and manages to change the world."

WATCH: Diana: The Musical sneak preview. Story continues after video...

Playing the coveted role of Diana is British actress Jeanna de Waal, who has performed in a number of plays and musicals including Kinky Boots and Wicked.

Speaking about the gig when it was announced she'd be filling the shoes of leading lady, Jeanna said: "I feel very daunted by the prospect, but I hope people who didn't know about her and weren't aware of her journey leave the theatre with an idea of what she did for the world."

Speechless! Aaron Tveit Gets Emotional While Accepting 1st Tony Award

  Speechless! Aaron Tveit Gets Emotional While Accepting 1st Tony Award Speechless! Aaron Tveit Gets Emotional While Accepting 1st Tony Award Tony Awards 2021 History in the making! Aaron Tveit‘s big win at the 2021 Tony Awards was unprecedented — and a long time coming. See What the Stars Wore to the 2021 Tony Awards Read article The 37-year-old Gossip Girl alum was the only nominee in the running for Best Leading Actor in a Musical on Sunday, September 26, but still had to get at least 60 percent of Tony voters’ decisions. The team had the option to vote for Tveit or vote for no one to win the award in the category.

"She made everyone feel special, from the highest person to the lowest-ranking person, and I think we want to celebrate her."

And in an official video shared by the theatre company, Jeanna revealed that playing the role was a "huge privilege".

The blonde Brit shared some of the production's highlights on social media, including an image of the cast enjoying a break at In-N-Out together.

Meanwhile, other cast members also shared their own backstage snaps from the performance - and it's clear there are a couple of villains involved in the show going by some stealthy side-eyes!

Jeanna shared a photo of the musical cast enjoying a fast-food break between rehearsals. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Jeanna shared a photo of the musical cast enjoying a fast-food break between rehearsals.

The musical was written by renowned playwrights Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, and directed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Ashley.

Speaking to Playbill, Bryan said the on-stage adaptation has 23 original songs, and the genre of each will vary between characters.

"Diana is pop-rock, royalty is string quartet, we have paparazzi as punk guitars and we try to make all those roles live on top of each other," he said.

Diana: The Musical comes to Netflix on October 1.

Will you be watching? © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Will you be watching?

Iconic royal baby names and the special inspiration behind them .
They say there is something in a name and it is common in many cultures for names to be handed down. This tradition is alive and well in royal families, who often turn to other family members for name inspiration. After Lilibet's name was revealed, a true double tribute to important family members, we had a look into what the meaning is behind other royal names. When the British Royal family members set about finding a name for their offspring, a whole lot more goes into the process than just liking a name. Many royals have several names, some don't have an official surname, and many lean into their rich and long family history.

usr: 1
This is interesting!