Sunday, May 13, 2018

Blind Item #1

This foreign based tabloid is ticked  because they offered this never before a celebrity some money for photos but he turned them down. Turns out he just got a much higher offer so they want to turn it into a scandal now when they tried to do the same thing.

38 comments:

Rock The Catwalk said...

Thomas Markle!

Nemo said...

and the Daily Mail.

gail said...

DM and Meghan Markles dad

A-pathetic said...

So obviously Mr Markle and that weird over shoulder computer photo shoot. DM couldn't get it firsthand so they're all salty now.

bonestructure said...

I felt bad the paps kept exposing him when it seemed like he just wanted to be left alone. But those photos were so staged and fake.

Vessimede Barstool said...

Enty best be careful. If he keeps shitting on the DM they might block his IP and he'll end up losing 90% of his content.

bonestructure said...

I just looked at the DMs article, the CCTV footage is from the end of March? Waiting until days before the wedding. Ha.

LisaThePizza said...

Getting around a blocked IP is easy.

cupofteaandsliceofcake said...

The media exposes the media that exposes a scam by the people pulling a PR scam connected with and involving the British Monarchy who are scam in g the media too as the new RF entrant had always scamed and PR’d to build profile to current top of the tree super A list position . Ever feel like you’re being played people?

Unknown said...

Her fathers side of the family is so damn disgusting. I now know why she doesn’t speak to them or didn’t invite any of them to the wedding. Her father should be ashamed of himself.

Tea said...

The father is supposed to be giving her away. I wonder if he will now

O Howard said...

Her father is only doing what she did herself, pre-engagement. Everyone in Hollywood pretty much knows she used to set up pap shots in Toronto. Gosh, everyone knows she even leaked the relationship herself. It's not a coincidence that the big reveal was one week before her Reitman's clothing collection debuted.

Sher said...

I kind of love that he scooped their scoop his way and took their payday. However, he wasn't slick enough to actually pull it off. His photos were too good to be secretly papped and now he looks foolish.

plot said...

I love it, too, and doubt Papa Markel gives a shit if the pap play was exposed. He has new money in his pocket and can laugh at the fallout now...which is what I would do, frankly.

It's not like his side of the family hasn't been exposed as trashy in a myriad of ways.

I hope Meghan's mother walks her down the aisle or she does a Kerry Kennedy (or was it Rory?) and walks herself down the aisle.

laura ramona said...

The f*ckers from DM have many on pay roll. But they offer half of what he got. Cheap ar*ses mother f*ckers manipulators.

Sierra said...

Given the Royal Family's cosy relationship with the press and magazines, he should fit in just fine - they'll probably coach him in some more profitable lines

cupofteaandsliceofcake said...

I never felt MM was close to her dad in recent years. Her fiancĂ© has never met him, he’s not met any of the RF since they got engaged. It not like they would not fly him to the uk and put him up somewhere grand if MM wanted it. The walking down the aisle but will be intresting. It’s a very traditional role in the Uk if there is a Dad about, if not another close male relative. I’m pretty sure this was a red line for the Queen and they leaned on papa to attend. The brides entrance will be in papers all around the world. It had to be with her dad. Like every other royal bride. I wonder though if this was her dads get out of jail card to manufacture a reason not to attend. That way the Queen has to accept it. The Queen won’t allow MM to walk down with her Mum or on her own I think. For the Queen it’s all about tradition and of course optics knowing every country in the world will show the wedding in their news coverage. Mm may want to break traditions but I really don’t think the queen will stand fir this particular tradition being broken. I think it’s goung to be a very eventful week. There has to be more ‘revelations’ to come out by Saturday. And then post wedding it’s gloves off with the media

plot said...

Pa Markle could definitely be schooled by the Trumps over at the Daily Mail, who occupy the third to fifth story daily so Ivanka can advertise her brand. The case of the Drumpfs moves the other way though, since they pay the Daily Mail for great coverage of them all and to bury all critical articles lower than expected.

PSDoctorPS said...

God that family is sleezy. Despite all the messes the Windsors have been in, the fact that they were still royal and full of history and tradition and some decorum in public made their trash still seem aloof somehow. Like they had their little tarnishes, you knew it bothered the queen, but they were still the Royal Family. Now? It’s done. The Markle Family is just tailor park awful. And, Megan is no different. Her instagramming spooning bananas and wearing Harry’s African bracelets for every social media outlet, including her own highly obnoxious low rent goop page, ripped up jeans for your first public outing?!? how juvenile and desperate can a near 40y divorcee be?! That’s junior high nonsense, not the makings of a dignified princess... so disappointing... I wish them luck, but, what a bummer... just no class.

Mango said...

I just saw a commercial for the Meghan and Harry TV movie and in it, Meghan is sitting down to dinner with Harry and asks him, "So what is it you do?"
Harry: "I'm kind of a prince of England." That's some first rate writing, there!

mercyprosperity said...


There are large 'gray areas' in M.Markle's history. Comments on those activities, DM blocks...
Every time.

Unknown said...

At least the Kardashians own up to it when they exploit a situation, rather than pretend that the staged attention-getting antics are trying to be avoided. If I were Harry, I would say this is the last straw, given that his bride-to-be just made him publicly look like an arse and part of a scheme to raise the price tag of the photos her dad was trying to sell (with his “leave them alone!” press release). She used it to get him to make their relationship official, and now she’s using it to make money for her family (and she couldn’t even wait until after the wedding, like her mom is with the Oprah tell-all). Harry is either the thickest idiot out there, or is a scheming manipulator trying to bring the entire monarchy down.

plot said...

Meghan probably didn't know about the antics her father pulled. His side of her family all seem like quite independent grifters.

Her mother's appearance on Oprah was quite nice, actually, and didn't feel like exploitation.

Why should Harry dump her if she is in no way connected to this? On what basis are you claiming she is the puppet master to this trashy people?

Unknown said...

Plot, I know she has nothing to do with what her half-siblings are doing, but she had Harry release a press statement saying that Thomas was being hounded by the paparazzi and asking them to leave him alone, which invariably upped the price tag on the “exclusive” fake paparazzi shots.

Also, how have you already seen Doria Ragland’s interview with Oprah when there have only been talks about it (and it’s supposedly not going to be filmed until after the wedding)???

You’re either lying about having seen it, or you’re part of MeAgain’s PR team who has seen an in-progress script for all of Doria’s MeAgain-approves interview responses.

plot said...

@Unknown

So you are contending that Meghan released that statement just so her dad could make more money? What proof do you have there? Oh right, timing! Which proves nothing.


The mother gave an interview somewhere, that I consequently read parts of, which seemed pretty average and nice. Could be an early Oprah release or somewhere else. I assumed it was Oprah, though.

"you’re part of MeAgain’s PR team who has seen an in-progress script for all of Doria’s MeAgain-approves interview responses."

Oh for fuck's sake....

You really imagine you and this board are that important? Delusions of...not grandeur exactly...significance?

cupofteaandsliceofcake said...

Wow! I didn’t think there was insider collusion with MM or indeed both PH&MM to raise the price tag on Dads pics. This is a spectacular sh*tshow already. I will be staggered if the Oprah interview happens .....and she talks about Mm & PH. That is just nit the way the British monarchy roll. Only the Royals talk about the royals in sanctioned interviews so they control the optics and narrative.

Unknown said...

@Plot

He obviously wasn’t being hounded by paparazzi, so why would she have Prince Harry release a statement in the first place?

Doria Ragland is the one family member who has been classy enough to stay silent so far, and has not given any interviews, so I don’t know where you read those snippets.

I don’t think this website is very important, but MeAgain’s PR team has been like white on rice on any negative press (see the collarless memorial outfit faux pas that was righted by an appropriate outfit at the next memorial event mere days after, or the hard spin placed on York Cottage being a lovely gift after initial reports pointing out that it was a less-than-desirable piece of property out of all the property the Queen could give). I wouldn’t put it past them to have some serious Google Alert notifications being watched round-the-clock on EVERYTHING.

plot said...

Because Meghan and Harry believed he was genuinely being hounded? They didn't know he set it up? Chances are they are a little busy right now and not glued to the Daily Mail website.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/their-families-were-horrified-meghan-markles-mother-doria-to-discuss-experiences-with-racism-in-tellall-with-oprah-36880366.html

That's the article I read and assumed the quotes were directly from Ragland through some other source. Nope. Bad assumption. I tend to like Doria and am becoming a little defensive over people slamming her. When looking at photos of her, I think Ragland is far more attractive than the daughter, much more interesting face with greater dimensional features. From my perspective, Ragland is the one for a great painting or photograph. She has micro-expressions, too, rather than the daughter's Hollywood Drama School overworked loud face contortions.

I'm simply not interested enough in this wedding or Meghan as a person to know what sort of forces they have at play on the Internet.

Unknown said...

Plot, I literally just referred to Doria Ragland as classy. Other than a tell-all with Oprah being a possible misstep this close to the wedding, Ms. Ragland has been quite normal and should be held as an example as to how the rest of MeAgain’s extended family should behave. A standard Hollywood PR team has at least one person with their eye on the headlines of any major paper in the country to keep an eye on the local press (Daily Mail and The Sun are the major celebrity gossip rags in the UK). To say that not a single one of MeAgain’s team is keeping an eye on Daily Mail now would be like saying that not a single person of Clooney’s PR team was keeping an eye on People Magazine or Page 6 when he was on the awards circuit for The Descendants (which established him as a serious director).

Unknown said...

Aaaand Papa Markle is now officially disinvited from the wedding. What a nightmare for the RF and what a great real life reality show for the rest of us.

plot said...

Yeah, I know, I was agreeing with you about Ragland.

If Meghan knew about the DM, or cared, doesn't matter. What you claimed is she was helping her dad make some money with the DM story, which I find ridiculous without some substantial backing. Something about the timing of their statements isn't enough, because, like I said, we don't know if Meghan is breathlessly engrossed in everything the DM prints or not. We don't know if her "people" are keeping up with the DM or not (she doesn't have a staff yet, as a royal or a A+ movie star.) She is new to all this and that is all we know.

BTW, Clooney didn't direct The Descendants.

Sher said...

What a last minute snafu this turned out to be! There's no back up to walk her down the aisle. At least i cannot think of one, except her mom and that's not likely.

I think Charles will put out a call to him (though really it should be Fergie who has all the embarrassment experience!) and he will go after all. "Stiff upper lip" and all that.
The announcement will be that any proceeds from the photos will go to a worthy charity in Africa. This will need to be all done by Thursday. including his arrival, so the media stories get written, commented to death, and die out somewhat before the big day.

plot said...

Sher, you should be their PR person. It's probably impossible for this trashy family to give up that kind of money though, even for Meghan's benefit or a good charity.

Unknown said...

My bad, I had that crossed with Ides of March (same awards season of The Descendants).

Markle’s already been given KP staff: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/amp18676259/amy-pickerill-meghan-markle-assistant/ I’m sure she has more than just one person under her/under the Harry&MeAgain couple banner by now.

The original plan was to have her mom walk her down the aisle, so it looks like MeAgain has gotten her wish after all.

Lisa said...

Meghan Markle always plays the victim card. Harry bought it and now this is what it has come to. Don’t forget she is a divorced hooker who lied about her past. She made Harry feel sorry for her by acting like an abandoned puppy in the beginning . She is a sleazy manipulator and just getting away with it.

plot said...

I give both of them more credit than that, Lisa. Neither just fell off the turnip truck.

AkhaldanSolo said...

Wow. The dailymail threw a real kink into an already dubious undertaking by the royal family, I wonder if they'll be any retribution from the home office and mi5?

Too bad Mr. Markle had to suffer such humiliation from that brit nazi Harold Harmsworth's rag, shameful, especially since picking up a few grand here and there on the dl seems to be pretty easy for his daughter, he must have just thought since it runs in the family...

Dianne Neal said...

How do you do that? lol

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