Brian Warner. Photo: Kurt Krieger - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco is suing Marilyn Manson and his longtime manager, Tony Ciulla, for sexual assault and sexual battery. The complaint, obtained by Vulture on Friday, claims that Manson, real name Brian Warner, also violated human-trafficking laws by bringing Bianco from London to Los Angeles under the pretense that she would be filming a music video for his song “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies,” which was never released, and a movie based on the works of Lewis Carroll, Phantasmagoria , which was never made. “Mr. Warner used drugs, force, and threats of force to coerce sexual acts from Ms. Bianco on multiple occasions,” the lawsuit says. “Mr. Warner raped Ms. Bianco in or around May 2011.” Bianco is one of more than a dozen women to come forward with accusations against the musician. In a February interview with the Cut , she described the alleged abuse she faced during their relationship in 2011. The lawsuit, first reported by Rolling Stone , also claims Manson “committed sexual acts” when Bianco was unconscious or unable to consent. “These acts include spanking, biting, cutting, and whipping Ms. Bianco’s buttocks, breasts, and genitals for Mr. Warner’s sexual gratification — all without the consent of Plaintiff.” Ciulla Management, the company that also represents Rob Zombie and Tove Lo, among others, is named as a defendant in the claim. Ciulla himself cut ties with Manson in February following the assault allegations. Bianco came forward earlier this year along with actress Evan Rachel Wood, who also accused Manson of abuse . “As millions of survivors like myself are painfully aware, our legal system is far from perfect,” Bianco said in a statement to Rolling Stone . “This is why I co-created the Phoenix Act , a law which gives precious additional healing time to thousands of domestic-violence survivors. But while I fight for a more … [Read more...] about Esmé Bianco Sues Marilyn Manson for Sexual Assault and Battery
May 16, 2018 - 10:26 BST Emmy Griffiths Doria Ragland was spotted making her way to the airport to travel to her daughter Meghan Markle's wedding Doria Ragland is thought to have arrived in the UK on Wednesday after she was spotting making her way to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday for her daughter Meghan Markle 's wedding to Prince Harry . The mother-of-the-bride was spotted carrying a Burberry garment bag, which is thought to contain her wedding outfit, as she was collected from her home in a black SUV. According to TMZ, the 61-year-old spent time in the terminal's private suite before taking a first-class flight to the UK. Doria with her daughter, Meghan It is thought that Doria will walk his daughter up the aisle now that her father, Thomas Markle, has confirmed that he will not be attending the wedding as he has to undergo heart surgery. After claiming he wanted to go to the wedding after initially dropping out due an incident where he worked with the paparazzi in posed photos, Thomas has now said it won't be possible for him to attend the big day due to medical reasons. He told TMZ : "They [doctors] will go in and clear blockage, repair damage and put a stent where it is needed." He previously said: "I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle." MORE: All the latest details about the royal wedding Loading the player... Speaking about Thomas' absence from the wedding, Kensington Palace released a statement which read: "This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation." Thomas' visit to the UK would have been the first time that the groom-to-be would have met his future father-in-law, and her father was set to meet senior members of the royal family, … [Read more...] about Doria Ragland touches down in the UK for her daughter Meghan Markle’s wedding
Khaled isn’t the last guy carrying the torch for DJ-themed albums, but he is the most vocal and entertaining, the one angling for the biggest fish and, more often than not, hooking his catch. Photo: DJ Khaled/YouTube What makes a hit record soar? Is it vibrant melodies and impactful lyrics syncing up with driving, anthemic production? Is it the world-beating verve of a hungry new artist with a unique history and perspective? Is it the comforting voice of a household name or the familiarity of a beloved, time-tested melody reinterpreted for modern times? Is it all just chemistry, the careful mixing and matching of star power? These questions seem crucial to understanding the career path of DJ Khaled , the Palestinian American South Florida radio personality turned mogul, advertiser, and influencer who, 15 years ago this spring, dived into the business of star-studded rap compilations with 2006’s Listennn … The Album and never looked back. Khaled records carry on the same traditions as old DJ Clue and Kid Capri tapes and the tie-in soundtracks to films like Friday or Romeo Must Die , where an executive producer leverages their relationships with talented performers in order to hip the public to music that might not otherwise see release. Rappers make much more music than what we hear once or twice a year when a proper project drops. The enterprising compilation curator excels at coaxing artists into liberating gems from the vault or composing new music around a theme, and this sometimes results in classics like Romeo Must Die ’s Aaliyah and DMX hit “ Come Back in One Piece .” Now, with a fertile ecology of leaks sourced by hacks and files swiped out of studios, and with the curator class being poached by streaming services to pump out themed playlists, there isn’t as much of a drive to concoct commercial releases to house potent loosies from famous stars. (They can just drop a “pack” or a compilation of their own. Drake’s 2019 Care Package … [Read more...] about DJ Khaled Will Never Change. Why Should He?
May 18, 2018 - 10:29 BST Emmy Griffiths Prince Charles is accompanying Meghan Markle down the aisle on her wedding day to his son, Prince Harry, but it isn't the first time he has performed the duty Kensington Palace have confirmed that Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle on her wedding day to Prince Harry in a statement which read: "Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George's Chapel on her Wedding Day." However, this will not be the first time that Prince Charles has accompanied a bride down the aisle on her wedding day. The future King of England also supported the Mountbatten heiress, Alexandra Knatchbull, as she married Thomas Hooper. Alexandra was the great granddaughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten , who Prince Charles was very close to and saw as a father figure during his childhood. Such was their bond that he gave his eldest son, Prince William, Louis as a middle name, who then passed it on to his two sons, Prince George (who has Louis as a middle name) and Prince Louis. Prince Charles walked Alexandra down the aisle Prince Charles was also a close friend of Alexandra's father, Lord Brabourne, who was unfortunately too ill to carry out the role on the day. Instead, Charles stepped in to perform the father-of-the-bride duties, and held Alexandra's hand as they walked down the aisle at Romsey Abbey. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and Queen Sofia of Spain were all guests at the society wedding. Speaking about their special day, Reverend Canon Tim Sledge, who conducted the service, said: "They've put a huge amount of effort, thought and care into it. It’s got that personal touch. The most important thing is that Alexandra and Thomas have the most memorable day that they possibly can." Prince Charles will accompany Meghan READ: Suits star Rick … [Read more...] about This isn’t the first time Prince Charles has walked a bride down the aisle
May 07, 2021 - 13:10 BST Rachel Avery The Duke and Duchess of Sussex got engaged in November 2017 and married in 2018 – did you notice the nods to Princess Diana in their engagement? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got engaged in November 2017, and went on to have a magical royal wedding in May 2018. Their engagement included nods to Prince Harry's late mother, Princess Diana – did you spot them? REVEALED: Why Kate Middleton wasn't supposed to have Princess Diana's engagement ring A statement was released from Clarence House, and it read: "His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018." After the happy news was official, Prince Harry and Meghan held a photocall and gave a few comments to the press. The couple chose for this to take place in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace , a location that was explicitly tied to Harry's mother. Loading the player... WATCH: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's sweet engagement interview unearthed As well as Kensington Palace being where Harry and his brother William were raised, its garden has now become a memorial area for Diana. The garden officially changed names to become the White Garden in 2017, after being filled with hundreds of white flowers to mark 20 years since Diana, Princess of Wales' tragic death. The couple announced their engagement in the grounds of Kensington Palace Speaking to Sky News, Meghan admitted that this was to ensure that Diana "is a part of this with us." At the time, the couple released professional wedding photographs taken within the grounds of Frogmore House. The bride-to-be wore a striking gown by Ralph and Russo and Harry looked flawless in a smart suit. REVEALED: Why Meghan Markle changed her engagement ring after she got married MORE: 7 royal wedding guest faux pas … [Read more...] about Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s engagement had hidden nods to Princess Diana