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Jess Glynne admits she ‘used the wrong word’ after claiming she was ‘discriminated’ against by Sexy Fish



Jess Glynne has backtracked on her use of the word “discrimination” after being turned away from Sexy Fish while wearing a hoodie.

The singer, 30, admitted that she “used the wrong word” in her social media post describing the incident, which has attracted criticism on social media.

Glynne revealed on Monday that she and a friend were refused entry to the Mayfair establishment after staff “made a decision based on [their] appearance.” She also shared a photo on Instagram of herself wearing a grey hoodie, leggings, trainers and a baseball cap.

Sexy Fish’s dress code asks that customers do not wear “sportswear, beachwear, ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers.”

In a video posted on Instagram on Tuesday, following a considerable backlash on Twitter, Glynne conceded that it was “wrong” to describe the incident as discrimination, but claimed that she was treated in a “rude and disrespectful” manner.

She went on to state that she had shared her experience so that “they can better themselves.”

“I feel I need to come on here and pull up on what I posted yesterday,” she said.

“I used the wrong word, discrimination, it wasn’t the right word, it was wrong but I wanna highlight the reason I posted what I did.

Glynne admitted she used the ‘wrong word’ (Instagram @jessglynne)

“Basically all I wanted to say is it was very rude and disrespectful the way the Sexy Fish staff were towards me and my friend yesterday and I don’t believe anybody should be spoken to like that and that’s what I wanted to highlight.”

Glynne then claimed she was “so understanding of dress code and etiquette” and that “being turned away” from the restaurant did not “bother” her, before adding: “What I was trying to highlight was for them so they can better themselves, there’s ways of dealing with human beings and being respectful and having manners.

“Anyway let me know when it’s safe to come back out.”

The singer’s initial post sparked criticism online (AFP/Getty Images)

In her caption, she added: “Hi… Just want you guys to understand that I posted a picture of my attire as I was very aware of what I was wearing and it wasn’t about the dress code.

“I was out on a Monday afternoon and just passed by the restaurant and was blown back by the rudeness of the staff. Once again I used the wrong word for my explanation and I recognise that. Mistake.”

A spokesperson for Sexy Fish previously told Standard Online: “Sexy Fish supports individuality and style but respectfully ask all our guests to acknowledge our dress code which is published on our website.

“We are huge fans of Jess, and her music and feel sorry that she feels that she has been treated insensitively.”

The restaurant serves sushi and seafood and has proved a popular hangout for celebrities since it opened in 2015.


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Finally Bought a House



Over the last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have lived in multiple homes in three different countries, ranging from Frogmore Cottage—the Windsor home they received as a gift from Queen Elizabeth—to a luxurious waterfront home on Vancouver Island in Canada. But according to Page Six, they’re finally putting down roots in the United States, five months after moving due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Wednesday, the outlet reported that the couple bought a home in Santa Barbara, an hour and a half northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and have been living there since July. “It has been a very special time for them as a couple and as a family—to have complete privacy for six weeks since they moved in,” a source said. “They intend to put down their roots in this house and the quiet community, which has considerable privacy. This is where they want to bring Archie up, where they hope he can have as normal a life as possible.” Meghan and Harry’s spokesperson confirmed the move to the outlet.

The source didn’t reveal any details about the house or what the first-time homebuyers paid, but said they were planning to stay for a while. “They have thought about this carefully and researched it well. This is the place where they plan to be happy, make good friends and bring up Archie, giving him the chance to play with other children his age.”

It does mean that they’re forgoing the palatial and distinctive mansion that they borrowed from Tyler Perry, but Page Six’s source said that it’s for the better. “While it was a nice favor to them at a very difficult time, Tyler Perry’s house with 18 bedrooms isn’t Harry’s style,” they said. “Yes, he grew up in royalty and the halls of Buckingham Palace, but he prefers more intimate homes with character.” The source added that they were already in the process of buying the home when they filed a lawsuit against paparazzi for photographing them on Perry’s property. 

Even before the couple announced their plans to leave the royal family, they were looking at properties in the Los Angeles area. Last September, sources told Vanity Fair that they were trying to buy in Calabasas, but by February, Caitlyn Jenner claimed she heard rumors that their hunt had moved to Malibu.

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‘The Crown’ Casts Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip



The Crown has a new Prince Philip. Game of Thrones actor and Oscar nominee Jonathan Pryce is set to appear in both Seasons 5 and 6 as Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Variety reports.

The actor is taking over the role from Tobias Menzies, who played the prince in Season 3 and Season 4, which is set to premiere on Netflix later this year. Matt Smith previously held the role in Seasons 1 and 2. When Pryce joins The Crown for Season 5, he will be accompanied by Imelda Staunton, the series’ next Queen Elizabeth, and Lesley Manville, Season 5’s Princess Margaret.

Pryce earned an Oscar nomination this year for his role in The Two Popes, playing Pope Francis alongside Anthony Hopkins‘ Pope Benedict. He’s also appeared in Glengarry Glen Ross and Tomorrow Never Dies, and more recently played High Sparrow on Game of Thrones. 

While the fourth upcoming season of The Crown is due later in 2020, fans will have to wait a while to see Pryce in his Season 5 role. The show is taking a filming break — pre-planned and unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic — and won’t be back for its fifth season until 2022, since Netflix won’t being filming until June of next year.

Creator Peter Morgan originally said that Season 5 would be the final installment of The Crown, but he pleased fans when he revealed last month that the show would continue for Season 6, which will be its last season.

“As we started to discuss the storylines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons,” he said at the time. “To be clear, Series 6 will not bring us any closer to present-day – it will simply enable us to cover the same period in greater detail.”

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Captain Marvel 2’s Nia DaCosta Responds To Mulan Skipping Its Theatrical Run



Either way, it’s yet to be seen if Mulan skipping a theatrical release will end up as a mistake. Arguably, the move could see pushback from audiences and also lose out on box office numbers. On the other hand, fans eager to see a movie of its scope might flock to see it regardless of the Disney+ subscription and additional $30 price, making it a big hit and reaching an even larger audience than if it were in the theaters. Mulan is scheduled to release September 4 on Disney+.

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