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The Charitable Way Prince Harry Marked His 36th Birthday

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Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly very good gift-givers, they tend to supplement their birthday celebrations with a charitable donation. This year, it turned out that Meghan had sponsored a dog kennel at Mayhew, an animal charity, in honor of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. On Tuesday, Harry turned 36, and they planned an even more impressive charitable gesture. 

The couple supported a donation drive at CAMFED, a charity that promotes girls’ education in Africa, that raised $129,000 over the course of the day. They matched those funds with a $130,000 donation of their own. “No better way to celebrate what really matters,” they said in a message posted on CAMFED’s Twitter. “Thank you to everyone who donated.”

The fundraising campaign began before Meghan’s birthday on August 4 with the hashtag #InspiredByMeghan, and continued through Tuesday after adding #InspiredByHarry. In a previous statement, CAMFED said that the funds would go towards scholarships for women undertaking higher education or vocational training.

“Your gift can help us send more high school graduates to training colleges,” the charity’s executive director Angie Murimirwa said.  “Then we will make sure that they have the care and support to do well when they get there, to overcome the disadvantages they often face as girls from marginalised rural areas. Then, as engineers, bricklayers, climate-smart farmers, vets, nurses.… My sisters will become role models in their communities.”

Meghan and Harry’s support for the organization grows out of their passion for the Commonwealth of Nations, which counts 19 African countries among its 54 members, and Meghan was an advocate for girls’ education long before she joined the family. On International Women’s Day in March 2019, Meghan joined Murimirwa for a UN panel discussion about feminism that also included musician Annie Lennox and model Adwoa Aboah.

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Celebrity Family Feud Returns With a ‘Long [Bleep]’ and a Flirty Kathie Lee — Watch Three Saucy Sneak Peeks

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Things look to be a bit rrrribald when ABC‘s Celebrity Family Feud returns with new episodes, starting this Sunday aka Emmy Night.

Airing at 7 pm ET, 9pm MT and after the Emmys for the West Coast, Sunday’s Feud pit Everybody Loves Raymond‘s Brad Garrett against his onetime TV brother Ray Romano, after which rock bands Fall Out Boy and Weezer will go head-to-head.

In the sneak peek above, Garrett — whose team of comedians is playing on behalf of the Maximum Hope Foundation — is asked to complete the sentence, “I need a long ____.” Will the sitcom giant go there? Press play to find out.

In the clip below, meanwhile, Team Garrett member Deb Gutierrez serves up her own saucy answer to a question:

Following the Emmy Night special, Celebrity Family Feud settles into its new time slot, Thursdays at 8/7c, starting Sept. 24 — where Kathie Lee Gifford battles fellow daytime-TV vet Ricki Lake, and 2 Chainz goes up against Big Boi. Press play below to watch Gifford fawn over host Steve Harvey’s… well, you’ll see. (And yes, this was taped pre-pandemic!)

Leading out of Celeb Family Feud on Thursdays will be new episodes of Press Your Luck and Match Game, starting Sept. 24.

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The reason Altered Carbon fans think season 2 was so weak

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The vocal fan community of Altered Carbon has its theories, with one major complaint popping up over and over — namely, that every aspect of the show seemed to have been dialed back.

From a narrative perspective, fans were underwhelmed with the second season of Altered Carbon, especially when it came to the characters’ actions and motivations. One Reddit user, posting under the screen name Cerrax3, pointed out a lack of “grey areas,” stating that Tak’s actions were never uniformly “good” or “bad” in the first season — they were complicated. They cite the main character’s willingness to murder an abusive father, the use of shady law enforcement techniques, and the way that a character who misses his daughter keeps her perpetually alive and in a state of “torment” so that he can be near her. The second season, though, doesn’t explore these ethical complexities, instead choosing to present characters who have motivations that are cleanly good or evil. 

The quality of the show’s writing, in general, is something fans have criticized quite a few times. As another Redditor, Gilthu, put it, the grand intrigue of the first season was stripped away: “There are no mysteries. You basically get spoon fed things.” 

Combine these problems with what appears to have been a much lower production budget, as demonstrated by the lackluster — sometimes even laughable — special effects, and fans weren’t on board. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look a third season will come around to fix things, because in August of 2020, Netflix canceled Altered Carbon after just two seasons. For now, fans remain hopeful that it may one day be “resleeved” once more.

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‘The Daily Show’ Holds the ‘Pandemmy’ Awards (Because COVID) (Video)

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It might seem like a decade since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but it’s actually only been 7 months. You can be forgiven for thinking otherwise however, considering just how much has happened since the month Trump both publicly insisted COVID isn’t a real problem but privately admitted he knew good and well how dangerous the disease is.

So it’s pretty helpful that “The Daily Show” on Thursday reminded everyone of just how much of a fiasco America’s response has been with a gag parodying this week’s 2020 Emmy Awards: The Pandemmys. And though it is a big joke, it’s also something “The Daily Show Fans” can actually vote on.

And in a fun clip on Thursday’s episode promoting the awards, Trevor Noah broke down a few of the categories. Read on for a small sample.

Most Optimistic Performance.

Nominees:

Larry Kudlow, for falsely claiming “we have contained this” back in February.
Elon Musk, for claiming in March, without any evidence, that the U.S. would have the virus under control by “April”
Mike Pence, for asserting in April “by Memorial Day Weekend we will largely have this coronavirus epidemic behind us.”
Jared Kushner, for saying in April that the federal government has handled things excellently and that the U.S. economy would be “really rocking again” by July.
Donald Trump, for his infamous assertion — made in March at the same time he was telling Bob Woodward that COVID-19 was probably going to kill a lot of people — that the disease would disappear “like a miracle.”

Best Karen (honoring ‘Karens’ losing their minds when asked to wear masks).

Nominees:

The Karen recorded during a performative freakout over masks at a Trader Joe’s” who called the other shoppersDemocratic Pigs, All of You.“
The Karen recorded during a performative freakout over masks at a pizza shop who insisted “I have a right to my pizza.“
The Karen recorded during a performative freakout over masks at a grocery store who threw items to the ground while screaming “I don’t give a f—.“
The Karen recorded during a performative freakout over masks at a bank who started banging her head against the door and licking the window while someone could be heard in the background comparing it to the Will Smith zombie-vampire movie “I am legend.“

Also shown, the bipartisan nominees for “Outstanding Stunt Coordination.”

“I’m telling you, the 2020 Pandemmys are gonna be sick. I mean like fever, dry cough, loss of smell sick,” Noah joked after running the clips.

If you want to take part in voting, you can head over right now to the Pandemmy Awards’ official site. Meanwhile, watch “The Daily Show” clip above, or check out the other categories in the videos below. They’re all really funny — and let’s be honest, scary/sad/angering/depressing too.

Best Bulls—.

Best Costume Design

Best Kevin (the male version of a Karen)

Outstanding Achievement in Wishful Thinking

Best Supporting Supporter

Best Foreign Film

Best Picture

Best Supporting Disaster in a Pandemic

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