Princess Kate has recorded a heartfelt new public service announcement to kick off Children's Hospice Week in the U.K., and she got a little help from singer Ed Sheeran. Sheeran's song, "Lego House," is featured in the new video released today by Kensington Palace. Sheeran is an ambassador for East Anglia Children's Hospital (EACH), where Kate serves as royal patron.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to honor a Senate committee's subpoena request for documents relating to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a source close to Flynn confirmed for ABC News. The Fifth Amendment gives an individual the right to avoid self-incrimination. To date, Flynn is the only Trump associate whom the Senate has subpoenaed.
Jessica Simpson slammed rumors that she's expecting her third child with husband Eric Johnson. "I'm not pregnant," she announced Monday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." "We got an IUD. "I have two beautiful children and I’m not having a third," Simpson, 36, said.
Beyonce celebrated the highly anticipated arrival of her and husband Jay Z's twins with a push party. The Carter twins were feted Saturday with an African-inspired party, featuring lush African fabric tablecloths and kente cloth pillows. The party came to life thanks to animal print balloons and even the music of the late Nigerian artist Fela Kuti could be heard playing in a video posted by Bey's mother, Tina Knowles.
Priyanka Chopra is making her Hollywood movie debut in the new "Baywatch" film. The actress appeared live on "Good Morning America" today and admitted it was fun playing a villain. "I've played negative characters in my Indian films a couple of times but I think what was cool here was Victoria, my character was written for a guy, initially," Chopra told Robin Roberts.
A group of graduating seniors from the University of Notre Dame turned their backs on their own graduation ceremony in protest of Vice President Mike Pence, who gave their commencement address there on Sunday. The protests, which were organized by a student activist group at Notre Dame called We Stand For, were staged in response to "marginalized people affected by Pence's politics," according to a Facebook post published by the group last week, which urged students to join them in the walk out. "We invite all students, faculty, and families who will be attending the Commencement ceremony to walk out with us as we take back our graduation and show our dissatisfaction with the University's selection of Mike Pence as honored speaker,” the group wrote.
Richard Rojas, the 26-year-old Navy veteran who rammed his car into a crowd in New York's Times Square last week, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 20 others, claims that he reached out to a mental health counselor prior to taking his fateful drive. “He said he’d call me on Monday," Rojas told the New York Post in a jailhouse interview while speaking about his attempts to seek counselling. After Rojas crashed, he exited the vehicle.
“The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their country and, frankly, for their families and for their children,” Trump said to a roomful of leaders from more than 50 predominantly Muslim countries. A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and drive out the extremists. The president's speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Ridyadh, Saudi Arabia, came on the second day of a trip that the administration sees as a chance to "start a new chapter in the history of the region," as one senior administration official told ABC News.
CNN reported on Saturday night that Clarke, a controversial figure who has spoken out against the activist group Black Lives Matter and has been accused of human rights abuses by civil rights groups, lifted language from several sources in building his thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School. The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where Clarke earned a master's degree in security studies in 2013, confirmed on Sunday to the Associated Press that the allegations published on CNN are being reviewed. Clarke responded to the allegations in an email to his hometown paper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, by claiming that the story was partisan in nature.
Enes Kanter, an NBA center with Turkish roots, is returning to the U.S. today after having been detained for several hours at a Romanian airport following statements he made criticizing Turkey's president. Romanian border police confirmed to ABC News that Kanter's travel documents had been canceled by his home country and he was not allowed to enter the country. "The reason behind it is just of course my political views," Kanter said of his detainment in a cell phone video captured at the airport on Saturday and posted to Twitter.