Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far.
1. Meghan Markle’s dad is caught out
Here’s a plot twist that didn’t make Lifetime’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle movie, which aired Sunday night: The bride’s father, Thomas Markle Sr., was reportedly paid a hefty sum to stage paparazzi photos of himself studying up on England and the royal wedding. Good luck explaining that one to the queen. Read more >
2. President Trump has a McDonald’s diet secret
Rudy Giuliani has revealed POTUS’s Big Mac diet hack, though there’s no word on how he handles the chocolate shake and Filet-o-Fish he also reportedly feasts on. Read more >
3. Carrie Underwood returns to American Idol
Carrie Underwood shook off speculation about her recent facial injury as she returned to the show that made her a star. The country singer helped the top 5 contestants as they took on some of her greatest hits Sunday night. Read more >
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 13, 2018
4. Busy Philipps shows Mother’s Day love to her nanny
Actress Busy Philipps paid tribute to her daughters’ nanny on Sunday in honor of Mother’s Day. The star’s message was cheered by those who say caregivers and childcare providers deserve to be recognized. Read more >
Also! Happy Mother's Day to all those that help mothers to mother! This is Iliana, who is not only a wonderful mother to her own two grown children but our life wouldn't work if we didn't have her help, love and care. HMD Nana!!!! ❤️
A post shared by Busy Philipps (@busyphilipps) on May 13, 2018 at 2:58pm PDT
5. Lethal Weapon replaces star
Clayne Crawford is out, Seann William Scott is in. Following reports of Crawford’s bad behavior on the set of Lethal Weapon, Fox has hired American Pie star Scott to replace him. The ousted Crawford posted a farewell message to fans as the cop show, co-starring Damon Wayans, heads into its third season. Read more >
To my cast and crew – CONGRATULATIONS on season 3! To the Fans – Thank you for the overwhelming support and love. Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever. My heart is full. Good Luck nxt season!!
A post shared by Clayne Crawford (@claynecrawford) on May 13, 2018 at 1:31pm PDT
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