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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    Compared to her other floral dresses, this one is fresh and young.
    I think it looks frumpy and ugly. We don’t have to agree.
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    Who are these people?
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    Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at their summer house with their family.

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    Ah, I see. Thank you
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    The daughter is gorgeous.
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    I think Kate and William look fine in the pic. Much to do about nothing!
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    I always like their pics. They look so happy. She has an older son too, doesn’t she?
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    Jeffrey Epstein/Prince Andrew

    Dear Gossips,

    So many people are getting dragged into this Jeffrey Epstein grossness – politicians, media, royals, it could eventually be its very own ecosystem. The Hollywood Reporter published an article yesterday about how Jeffrey Epstein “moved freely in Hollywood circles” even after he was convicted in 2008 for “soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14” and serving over a year in prison. That’s where this story intersects with celebrity. Apparently he was at the March 2016 premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in New York, escorted by power publicist Peggy Siegel who the New York Times at the time called “Hollywood’s secret weapon”.

    Then there was that party Epstein hosted at his NY mansion in 2010, after serving his sentence. Woody Allen (shocker), Charlie Rose, Chelsea Handler, and George Stephanopoulos were there, and Katie Couric too, and now she’s had to get a source close to her to tell THR that that was her “first and last encounter” with him. That party, by the way, was in honour of none other than Prince Andrew. As we know, the British royals are all about propriety and protocol, supposedly. Not sure why he’d still be hanging out with a dude who’d just been sprung after being convicted of soliciting sex from underage girls – and that was only after a “sweetheart” deal was negotiated.

    Buckingham Palace has repeatedly and vehemently denied that Prince Andrew was involved in any way in Jeffrey Epstein’s vile dealings but given the latest developments and the details that are slowly starting to emerge about Epstein’s alleged crimes, those courtiers for sure are keeping a close eye on this situation. I mean, even Graydon Carter and Vanity Fair’s reputation under his editorship is being called into question as people are looking back on a 2015 Daily Beast article written by former Vanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward where she reveals that details about Epstein’s behaviour with young women were ordered by Graydon to be cut from a piece she’d worked on for months for the magazine in 2003. Graydon denies that he was pressured by Jeffrey Epstein and/or his associates to excise those details but now The Hollywood Reporter’s editor-at-large, Kim Masters, is weighing in with a piece of her own about how Graydon would do the same with her stories if they offended some of his powerful celebrity friends. Graydon has since released a statement to THR defending his journalistic principle, insisting that he stands by his editorial process and that he never made decisions in service of his famous connections.

    It’s a mess with so many tentacles. How many anxious phone calls and texts are being exchanged right now? Who’s trying to cover whose ass?

    https://www.laineygossip.com/jeffrey...emselves/56066

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    Prince Haakon is dreamboat material!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Prince Haakon is dreamboat material!
    His son will be a dreamboat as well when he grows up. Very nice-looking young man and seems so sweet in these pics!

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    Jeffrey Epstein used Prince Andrew to lure even more girls & women to his home

    I have a feeling that the Duke of York’s years-long connection to Jeffrey Epstein will play out in the media much the same way Prince William’s alleged affair with Rose Hanbury played out in the British media. Which is to say, the British media will largely ignore the giant, smelly elephant in the room – all while continuing to attack the Duchess of Sussex for breathing – and the story will live on social media and partly through the American media. To be fair, I think the American media will do a much better job of reporting on Prince Andrew’s connection to Epstein than they did with the Rose Hanbury situation, but that’s because they’re very different scandals. Epstein is due in court on Monday for a bail hearing, and we continue to learn more about his years-long association and friendship with the Duke of York. The Daily Beast’s Tom Sykes had a lengthy (paywalled) story about why the two gross losers came together, and how Epstein basically used Andrew to lure young girls to his home, and then… well, you get it. You can read the full story here. Some highlights:

    Why Andrew & Epstein first got together: Epstein was able to loan Andrew the jet-set lifestyle he always craved. It is a matter of pubic record that Andrew holidayed with Epstein in Thailand and St. Tropez. It was also on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands where alleged underage sex slave Virginia Roberts claims that she was passed around men, including Prince Andrew, for sex. Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York, also benefited form Epstein’s largesse, accepting £15,000 from Epstein in 2010, when he was already a convicted pedophile on the sex offender’s register.

    It went beyond money though: Sources tell The Daily Beast that Andrew and Epstein also shared an insatiable appetite for young women. Sources tell The Daily Beast that when Andrew was visiting New York in the late 90s and early 00s, he was a frequent guest at Epstein’s massive Upper East Side home. Epstein would host drinks or dinner parties at which Andrew was feted as a guest of honor, and used to draw in a crowd of young society women, usually in their 20s, via his former girlfriend and alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, who was closely connected to New York City’s and London’s more glamorous sets.

    One guest remembers, Part 1: “Everyone in New York had heard the rumors that Ghislaine’s job was to provide a stream of pretty women for Epstein. However, we were under the impression that this was about 20-something girls, not 12-year-olds. Ghislaine’s role, it was therefore understood, was about improving his social life and social standing and making sure there was a parade of hot young women at his house all the time. My girlfriend and I had been invited a few times before and not gone, but when Ghislaine said Prince Andrew was coming, we thought, ‘Why not?’, and we accepted an invitation to dinner. Andrew was divorced by this time and pretending to be a global trade ambassador, and Epstein was this famously creepy, wildly rich and rather mysterious financier, so it was kind of an appealing invite.”

    The same guest remembers, Part 2: “It was quite an intimate dinner; there were maybe 16 of us, in his house that took up a quarter of a whole block on the Upper East Side. Epstein and Andrew were not there to begin with, and then the doors were flung open and they made their entrance. They were both charmless, they looked like bored people who wanted to be entertained. Ghislaine I actually liked. She ran around, making sure everyone was OK like a super hostess. She was gossipy, a little bit inappropriate, a social provocateur, but good fun. Epstein was clearly confident in Andrew’s presence, and was trading off him, basking in the reflected glory of having a prince at his table. He very obviously was not sucking up to him, and showing off by calling him Andy. ‘Hey Andy, did you see this….’ He wanted to show how comfortable he was in his presence, and make clear that while he was a guest of honor, he was a regular, routine and repeat guest. Epstein, Andrew and Ghislaine were a trio, a little coterie, a party within the party, the insiders among the other guests. The story was that Ghislaine did all this for Epstein because he was a father figure to her after her father dies in mysterious circumstances, and also because when she stopped being his girlfriend, he put her on the payroll. She was his meal ticket and sugar daddy.”

    [From The Daily Beast]

    That’s not all – once Andrew got to know Ghislaine Maxwell, he used her to “procure” young women for him in London, without Epstein around. Andrew would contact Maxwell, and she would call up her contacts and find pretty young things and take them over to Buckingham Palace. The Daily Beast also spoke to someone from one of those evenings:

    One then-friend of Ghislaine recalls being invited to an intimate dinner for four at Buckingham Palace comprising Andrew, our source, Ghislaine and another woman who was also a friend of our source. “My car drove in the front gates of Buckingham Palace, stopped round the back and I was escorted up to his apartment. Ghislaine was there, and it was clear immediately that I had been brought to the dinner as a sex object. Andrew sat next to me on the sofa and kept reaching over to hold my hand. I said as a joke, ‘I’d love to go on a tour of this place’ and next thing I knew, I was walking hand in hand with Prince Andrew through Buckingham Palace. As a joke, he took me out on the balcony and I waved to the non-existent crowd. We went back to the apartment and he was like, ‘OK, let’s all go to a club,’ and I said, ‘Er, look, I have to go to work in the morning’ and left with my friend. Ghislaine procured women like me for Andrew. It was a network. She was on the party circuit and she was bringing Andrew around, meeting young women.”

    [From The Daily Beast]

    Was Ghislaine a madam? Or was it something else, which seems to be what the New York source makes it seem like – Ghislaine dated Epstein, she got too old for him, but they were still close so she helped procure women and girls for him. To be completely clear – these sources make it sound like both Epstein and the Duke of York just had a taste for women in their early ‘20s. Which makes them gross and pathetic, but that’s not criminal behavior. It’s entirely different when we’re talking about 14-year-olds or 15-year-olds. Which… also happened, people just aren’t talking about that so much with regards to the Duke of York.

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/case-invo...164501287.html

    A case involving a woman who claimed Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew at the age of 17 is to be unsealed


    • Details from a 2015 defamation case involving a woman who claimed financier Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew are set to be released to the public.
    • Virginia Roberts accused Epstein — who was charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy last week — of recruiting her as a sex slave back in 2001, when she was just 17-years-old.
    • Roberts alleged that she had been procured for sexual activities by Epstein's personal aide Ghislaine Maxwell, who was a reported friend of Prince Andrew's.
    • Maxwell denied Roberts' claims, calling her a liar — which resulted in Roberts suing Maxwell for defamation in 2015, a case in which she brought forward her allegations against Epstein and the prince.
    • After a new court ruling, 2,000 sealed files from the case will become available to the public.
    • Buckingham Palace has emphatically denied the allegations against Prince Andrew.

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    A defamation case from 2015 involving a woman who claims Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew is set to be unsealed.
    Virginia Roberts previously accused Epstein of recruiting her as his sex slave back in 2001 when she was just 17-years-old.
    Roberts is one of more than 80 women to accuse the financier of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, as he was charged last week with sex trafficking and conspiracy.

    However, her allegation that he forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew in his New York mansion, in London, and on his private island in the Virgin Islands, were previously thrown out by a judge, who said they were "immaterial and impertinent to the central claim" during the defamation case in 2015.
    New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services / Handout via REUTERS
    Epstein and Prince Andrew were said to have a close friendship in the 1990s, and Epstein reportedly treated the royal like a guest of honor at regular dinner parties in his Upper East side home.
    Roberts alleged that she had been "procured for sexual activities" by Ghislaine Maxwell, who worked as a personal aide to Epstein and was a friend of Prince Andrew's, The Times reports.
    However, Maxwell denied Roberts' claims. In a 2011 statement, Maxwell said allegations that she had acted as Epstein's procurer were "entirely untrue."
    "I understand newspapers need stories to sell copies. It is well known that certain newspapers live by the adage, 'why let the truth get in the way of a good story.' However, the allegations made against me are abhorrent and entirely untrue and I ask that they stop," Maxwell wrote.
    "A number of newspapers have shown a complete lack of accuracy in their reporting of this story and a failure to carry out the most elementary investigation or any real due diligence. I am now taking action to clear my name," she added.
    Maxwell also called Roberts a liar following her claims, according to The Times — which resulted in Roberts suing Maxwell for defamation. The defamation case also contains a number of allegations against Epstein and the prince.
    Now, following a new ruling from the US Court of Appeals' Second Circuit, around 2,000 files from the case are due to be released to the public after they were sealed in 2015.
    US appeals judge Jose Cabranes said "the public's right to know outweighed the privacy rights of people who wanted to keep secrets", according to The Times.

    The files will not be made public immediately, The Mirror reports, because those involved with the case have a two-week window to file their arguments for keeping them sealed.
    Buckingham Palace released a statement in 2015 denying Prince Andrew's involvement with Roberts. A palace spokesperson told INSIDER on Monday that the palace's initial response to specific allegations remains.
    "It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation," said the spokesperson.



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    It is believed the women were brought together by Martha Louise's boyfriend, the shaman Durek Verrett, 44, who previously described Gwyneth as his 'soul sister'.
    Princess Martha Louise of Norway hailed Gwyneth Paltrow 'an inspiration' after the pair were introduced for the first time in the Hamptons. Pictured, a snap shared by the royalIt is believed the women were brought together by Martha Louise's boyfriend, the shaman Durek Verrett, 47, who previously described Gwyneth as his 'soul sister'. Pictured, the trio together in the Hamptons in a photo shared by Martha Louise on InstagramHe joined his girlfriend for the upstate New York getaway and shared his excitement afterwards, saying his 'two loves' had 'finally met'.
    Martha Louise shared two selfies from her day with the 46-year-old actress, alongside the caption: 'Meeting @gwynethpaltrow was such a gift.


    'Your wisdom, strength, your clear vision and soft personality with a great sense of humor is so inspiring. Thank you for being who you are and for receiving us all with open arms.'
    Gwyneth responded to the post with a series of heart emojis, prompting a follow up comment from Durek.
    The 47-year-old royal praised the A-lister's 'wisdom, strength, and clear vision' in a gushing Instagram post. Gwyneth responded with a trio of heart emojis, pictured'Love u sis I'm so happy my loves have met finally,' he wrote, tagging Gwyneth. 'Whoo hooo. I'm Lit.'
    It is thought Gwyneth might have hosted the couple at her Hamptons home.
    A self proclaimed 'spiritual leader', Durek works with clients from all walks of life including Hollywood celebrities and insiders, musicians and reality TV stars, professionals and European royalty.
    Durek, who describes himself as a 'sixth generation healer', is believed to have been friends with Princess Martha for yearsShaman Durek, real name Durek Verrett, is believed to be based in Los Angeles. Pictured, the couple in a photo shared online in MayHe has described Gwyneth's husband Brad Falchuk - his 'spirit brother' - and he's been interviewed for Goop on subjects such as getting rid of negative energy.
    The spiritual healer went public with his relationship with Martha Louise, the eldest daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway in May.






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