MEGHAN/HARRY INTERIVEW AIRS IN U.K.
LONDON (AP) – People in the U.K. have now gotten the chance to see what millions of Americans saw Sunday night. Oprah Winfrey’s interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex has now been televised overseas. The sit-down featured Meghan and Harry’s accusations of racism, backbiting and insensitivity by members of the Royal Family. So far, there’s been no official response by Buckingham Palace to the interview. And it’s unclear how it will address the explosive issues raised during it. Among those claims was Meghan’s claim that there were “concerns and conversations” about how dark their son’s skin would be. Meghan also said her isolation and treatment as a royal led her to thoughts of suicide.
ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES ANNOUNCES OPENING GALA
UNDATED (AP) – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has put together a celebrity lineup for an event set for September. Among those invited are Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Bob Iger (EYE’-gur) – some of those who helped raise $388 million for the museum. The initial event, set for Sept. 25, will honor Italian movie legend Sophia Loren and independent filmmaker Haile Gerima. The museum opens to the public on Sept. 30.
MICHELLE OBAMA, SOCCER STAR MIA HAMM PICKED FOR WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – Former first lady Michelle Obama and soccer star Mia Hamm are among those who will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Also in the Class of 2021 are Native American artist Joy Harjo and NASA mathematics whiz Katherine Johnson, who was played by Taraji P. Henson in the movie “Hidden Figures.” The induction ceremony is set for Oct. 2.