Fortnite Has Reportedly Made over $1 Billion from In-Game Purchases

At this point, it’s essentially common knowledge that Fortnite is an outrageously successful video game. But market research firm SuperData Research has now put another quantitative measure on just how successful Fortnite is.

A new SuperData report (via GamesIndustry.biz) shows that Fortnite has made more than $ 1 billion off in-game purchases alone. The report also claimed Fortnite is only growing in popularity overall, with an upward trend since October 2017 that saw a huge spike in February that only started slowing in May while still continuing upwards. That slowed May growth was still good enough for a whopping $ 318 million in revenue.

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Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU

The European Commission has claimed Android unfairly cemented Google’s dominance of search.
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NASA could launch satellites from UK spaceports

NASA could one day launch satellites from Britain, the new space agency boss has told Sky News.
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Sir Cliff Richard wins £210,000 damages from BBC

Sir Cliff Richard has won £210,000 in damages in a privacy battle with the BBC.
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7 Style Secrets From Tessa Thompson’s Sorry to Bother You You Probably Missed

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2018 FIFA World Cup — Hot Fans From Around The World!

2018 FIFA World Cup Hot Fans From Around The World! 1 7/14/2018 12:01 AM PDT It's likely your team didn't advance to the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow … but it's not a total loss (unless you were rooting for USA, then you totally lost).There were plenty of winners from around the world in the crowds of the soccer stadiums to help you feel like your country still scored! Give our gallery of hot World Cup fans a try, and see the sexiest soccer supporters who traveled the globe to get in on the epic spectator sport!  Four more years, four more years!

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Satellites could be launched from UK in three years

Satellites could be launched from the UK in as little as three years, heralding the start of what the government called the “Great British Space Age”.
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Happy Friday the 13th From Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s New Teaser

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Take a Look at an Exclusive New Photo From The Crimes of Grindelwald

Here’s an exclusive new photo from the upcoming film in the Wizarding World franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

The image below showcases returning characters Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Folger) alongside a new character, the wizard Yusuf Kama (William Nadylam).

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Nick Offerman & Amy Poehler’s Craft Pun-Off Is Only the Latest Funny Moment From This Duo That We Can’t Help But Love

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This Is Us Season 3 Officially Begins Production: See the First Image From Set

This Is UsThe Pearsons are back in production. Season three of This Is Us officially started filming on Tuesday, July 10. And you know this social media-loving family of actors and crew marked the occasion…

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The inside story on Ronaldo’s move from Madrid to Juventus

Ronaldo has rocked soccer (again) by leaving Real Madrid for Juventus. Here’s the inside story on why this transfer makes sense for all involved.
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From Bloody Shoes to Tattoos: How the Game of Thrones Cast Is Saying Farewell

Emilia Clarke, GOT, Game of ThronesIt’s all coming to an end for Westeros. Game of Thrones is wrapping up production on its eighth and final season, something the cast has known was coming for some time, but that doesn’t…

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From Bad-Boy Boyfriend to America’s Dad: How Milo Ventimigla Survived Hollywood and Found Lasting Success

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From Movie Makers to Auto Makers, Companies Reckon With Trade Fight

The U.S. and Chinese tariffs that kicked in on Friday raised costs for companies on both sides of the Pacific, but it was the specter of additional levies ahead that was more worrisome for many in business.
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Fallout from the first wave of NHL free agency

We look at the situations for the Islanders, Canadiens, Kings, Blue Jackets and more. Plus, Jersey Fouls and … “Rick and Morty” goalie masks?
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Web giants (and memes) saved from copyright law

Web giants are breathing a sigh of relief following a vote against overhauling the EU’s copyright law by MEPs.
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Chairman of China’s HNA Dies in Accidental Fall From Cliff

Wang Jian, the chairman and co-founder of Chinese conglomerate HNA, died after being injured in an accidental fall during a business trip in France.
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Child’s Play Remake in the Works From IT Producers

MGM is said to be developing a Child’s Play remake with the producers behind Stephen King’s IT.

THR reports MGM is fast-tracking the film, with production set to begin in September. IT’s David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce.

Polaroid director Lars Klevberg is set to helm the remake from a screenplay by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2). A release date has not been set yet.

The Child’s Play franchise centers on a toy doll named Chucky that becomes possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

A Child’s Play TV series is also reportedly in development from franchise creator Don Mancini and franchise producer David Kirschner. The series is said to be a continuation of the existing story rather than a reboot.

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Walmart Removes Anti-Trump Apparel From Web Site

Bowing to pressure from supporters of President Trump, Walmart Inc. removed T-shirts for adults and onesies for infants bearing the legend “Impeach 45.” The items, listed on walmart.com, drew the ire of conservatives, who encouraged consumers via social media to shun the retail giant, with #BoycottWalmart trending on Twitter.
“These items were sold by third-party sellers on our open marketplace and were not offered directly by Walmart,” said a spokeswoman for the retailer. “We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies.”
Walmart continues to sell Make America Great Again merchandise, the slogan Trump made popular with his constituency during the presidential campaign.
No sooner did Walmart remove the Impeach 45 merchandise from its web site Tuesday afternoon than Daily Snark posted, “Walmart bowed to pressure. We won’t. If you want an Impeach 45 shirt, here you go.” The post contained a link to Amazon.com and a men’s Impeach Trump T-shirt for $ 19.99, women and kids, $ 17.99, as well as other anti-Trump apparel such as a Dotard-in-Chief T-shirt, $ 18.99, and sweatshirt that reads, “Very Stable Genius,” $ 39.99.
Walmart’s Twitter feed included Jonnyg137’s comment, “Stop giving your dollars to @Walmart. Those #LiberalLogic anti-patriot crackpots need to know that #Conservative #america won’t stand

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Commes des Garçons Shirt Draws Inspiration From University of Cincinnati and Appalachian State University

Logo appropriation is no joke with most organizations, but the University of Cincinnati didn’t sound rattled after Commes des Garçons Shirt used its bearcats logo.
After seeing an image of a shirt featuring the logo on a male model on the runway on Paris, Marty Ludwig, the university’s director of trademarks and licensing, said, “The material they used was produced by one of our licensees, Fabrique Innovations. It’s typically used for blankets, throws and things like that.”
Although they are still looking into the matter, Ludwig said Commes des Garçons wouldn’t face any penalty for using the logo without the university’s consent. “As far as having it available and having it shown on the runway, we think it’s great,” he said. “Obviously, we’d like to know that beforehand but I don’t have any concerns. They didn’t do any harm to our brand. They didn’t alter our marks in any way. But we do have follow-up that we’re trying to work on with them if they want to move forward and actually produce product — beyond just putting product on a runway.”
Executives at Commes des Garçons did not respond to requests for comment.
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Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

The Maple Leafs landed John Tavares, but they weren’t the day’s only winner; likewise, the Islanders have company on the losing side of the ledger.
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LaMelo Ball horrid from 3-point range in Junior Basketball Association

SportsPulse: The former NBA point guard had a blast filming with costars Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O'Neal, Reggie Miller and others. LaMelo Ball, touted as the marquee player of the Junior Basketball Association (JBA), is doing something extraordinary. Extraordinary awful. Three games into the inaugural season of the JBA — a league started by LaVar Ball for NBA hopefuls who don’t want to play college basketball — LaMelo Ball is 3-for-32 (9.3 percent) from 3-point range, including 0-for-16 in the past two games. Ball, 16, was 0-for-9 from 3-point range Friday in a 130-108 loss to the New York Ballers that dropped Los Angeles’ record to 2-1. He is averaging 41 points on 38.3 percent shooting from

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Auto Makers in the U.S. Brace for Additional Tariff From China

Amid escalating trade tensions, Beijing plans to slap an extra 25% tariff on U.S. auto imports this week. Ford and Tesla are among the auto makers that stand to be affected the most.
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What the GLOW Cast Hope Viewers Take Away from Season 2

GLOW Season 2GLOW is set in the 1980s, but it sure is timely.
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Uruguay ousts Ronaldo, Portugal from World Cup

Edinson Cavani scored two goals as Uruguay sent star Cristiano Ronaldo and reigning European champion Portugal home with a 2-1 victory in the Round of 16.

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Little Big Town Exhibit Showcases Career Highs, Lows — and a One-of-a-Kind Gift from Taylor Swift

You’re sure to do a double-take when you see what’s printed on this concert ticket: “Keith Urban with Little Big Foot.”

Whoa. So much for name recognition.

That 2004 ticket, now on display in Little Big Town‘s new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, puts in a nutshell the quartet’s long and difficult climb to the upper echelons of the genre.

As band member Karen Fairchild, 48, says: “That, right there, is really the story of our lives.”

There were other infamous miscues of the now familiar name: “Little Big Horn” and “Little Big Toe” were two that bandmate Phillip Sweet, 44, remembered during a public event at the Nashville museum this week to celebrate the opening of the exhibit, “The Power of Four.”

Getting their name right, though, was hardly their biggest problem starting out. Formed in 1998, LBT endured seven years of struggle — including two disastrous drops from records labels — before the band earned their first Top 10 single with “Boondocks.” That 2005 hit marks the moment when Fairchild, Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, 48, and Jimi Westbrook, 46, finally found their musical groove.

Still, it would be another seven years, in 2012, before they were able to break through with their career-making hit, “Pontoon.” Since then the band has gone on to earn shelves of Grammys, CMAs and ACMs, as well as multiple No. 1 songs and platinum albums.

“I believe — we all believe — were it not for our journey, we would not be this band,” Schlapman told a crowd of several hundred family and friends at a museum reception. “We’d be a different band if it had been smooth sailing the whole time. We’d be different people. And we are grateful for every bump in the road, every low, every high. And we celebrate the highs and appreciate them more because of that journey.”

Even after 20 years together, the four artists still marvel at the memory of the first time their voices merged during Sweet’s living-room tryout. He was the final jigsaw puzzle piece for the group, which was the brainchild of Alabama college pals Fairchild and Schlapman. (Westbrook signed on several months before.)

“When we heard the blend, we felt like that’s what we’ve been looking for,” Westbrook, who later married Fairchild, recalled to PEOPLE.

“It was kind of a spiritual experience,” Sweet said. “We all lit up.”

But the sound wasn’t all they were seeking, Fairchild added. “We also knew the chemistry off stage had to be as important as the chemistry of the voices,” she said. Thankfully, she added, “we could tell it felt like home from the very beginning.”

Their harmony, both on stage and off, is the thread that runs through the entire museum exhibit, an expansive display of LBT stage wear, couture and artifacts. Highlights include Fairchild’s high school cheerleading uniform (complete with pom-poms), their 2015 Grammy for “Girl Crush,” and the neon “Pain Killer” sign featured on the cover of their 2014 album with the same name.

But perhaps the most precious and unusual memento comes from one of their most famous fans, Taylor Swift. Of course, fans know she was the songwriter behind LBT’s 2017 #1 single, “Better Man” – but that wasn’t the first thing the country-turned-pop superstar wrote for the quartet.

While working to complete high school, Swift chose the band as the subject for an English assignment. She presented them with a copy of the essay, in a leather binder, at a private party celebrating the 2006 gold certification of their album The Road to Here.

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“I was supposed to do a term paper for my English credit this year,” Swift wrote in her cover letter to the group, “and I was supposed to choose a topic for it that I was interested in and intrigued by. Well, I chose you. I thought you’d find that pretty amusing. Ha. Here’s a copy. I love you guys!”

The actual essay is hidden from view in the exhibit, but Fairchild assures, “Well, you know her. It’s good!” The title, Fairchild added, is “The Little Band That Could.”

And LBT is still the little band that can: The foursome is now hitting the road, co-headlining with Miranda Lambert, on a summer “Bandwagon” tour. The show will feature performances with all five artists on stage.

“Jimi and I are just trying to hold on to all the girl power that’s happening in this show,” Sweet said. “It’s amazing.”

“Little Big Town: The Power of Four” officially opens Friday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and it runs through June 9, 2019.


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Hilary Duff Can’t Hide Her Excitement in Sweet Video From Her Gender Reveal Party

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Zachary Prell Creates iPhone Cases From Shirt Fabrics

Zachary Prell fans can now get their favorite dress shirt fabrics on their iPhones.
The men’s wear brand has partnered with Incipio, a California-based mobile device accessories brand, on a capsule collection of designs for iPhone 7/8, iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus and iPhone X.

A case from the Zachary Prell x Incipio collaboration. 

The Zachary Prell x Incipio collaboration encompasses five styles of European print fabrics from the label’s sport shirt collections in navy, gray and light blue in floral or check patterns. The cotton fabrics have been fortified with a protective frame that guards against drops and scuffs. Each case also comes with a set of collar stays.
“For years, I used a basic solid case on my iPhone and began to think about how such an important everyday accessory could be more personalized and special,” Prell said. “I had a vision for marrying our modern shirting fabrics with the most advanced iPhone cases on the market. So, I began researching different case makers and consistently found Incipio to be the most innovative manufacturer.”

A case from the Zachary Prell x Incipio collaboration. 

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Intel CEO Challenge: Pick From Thin Bench, or Look Outside

Brian Krzanich’s resignation this week leaves Intel’s board with a tough choice: Name the next CEO from a small pool of internal candidates, or go outside for the first time in the chip maker’s 50-year history.
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Khloe Kardashian and Baby True Get Welcome Home Balloons From Kylie Jenner and Stormi

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Three Chiefs learned locker room lessons from pro sport dads

Patrick Mahomes, Dustin Colquitt and Kahlil McKenzie grew up with dads in professional sports. Here’s a look at how those bonds impacted their careers.
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Seven celebrities who bounced back from bankruptcy

Boris Becker is not the first celebrity to face financial woes as he claims diplomatic immunity in his fight against bankruptcy proceedings.
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Lucifer Lives! Netflix Saves Fox Drama From Cancellation With Season 4 Order

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Amid Abuse Accusations, R. Kelly’s Ex-Wife Left Their Marriage with Help from an Online Quiz

When R. Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly was desperate for answers in 2009, after what she said was years of abuse from the rapper, she turned to the internet for help.

Andrea, 44, spoke out Wednesday for the first time about the alleged abuse she endured during her 13-year-long marriage to R. Kelly (née Robert Sylvester Kelly), 51.

Their relationship was tumultuous, with Andrea filing an emergency protective order in 2005 while claiming physical abuse, which she withdrew a week later. She filed for divorce in 2006, but ended up staying with him. Andrea said in an interview on the daytime talk show Sister Circle that her faith not only helped her persevere, but also pushed her to make a change on the day she contemplated suicide.

But, Andrea said, God moved her to her laptop, where she Googled “domestic violence” and found a support site.

“I’m thinking to myself, ‘I’m not that girl. I’m not the teeth missing, broken bone girl,’” Andrea said on the show. “But God said, ‘Keep scrolling,’ so I kept scrolling… kept scrolling. And at the end of the domestic violence awareness website, there was a questionnaire.”

The questionnaire included 17 questions to determine if your partner is abusive, and Andrea alleged, “Robert had done 15 to me.”

Domestic abuse questionnaires typically include queries about whether a person feels anxious around their partner, feels coerced into sex, is restricted from talking to other people, feels like they are in danger of harm and more. One example of such a questionnaire can be found here. People who think they may be at risk should also reach out for help using the number below.

Reps for R. Kelly have denied the multiple accusations against the rapper, including those from Andrea, telling PEOPLE in a statement that he “has close friendships with a number of women who are strong, independent, happy, well cared for and free to come and go as they please.”

“We deny the many dark descriptions put forth by instigators and liars who have their own agenda for seeking profit and fame,” a rep said. “All of the women targeted by the current media onslaught are legal adults of sound mind and body, with their own free will. Law enforcement officials in Atlanta and Chicago previously have made ‘wellness’ visits to check on the women in question and have found everything to be safe and sound.”

If you or someone you know think they are being abused, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) now for anonymous, confidential help, available 24/7.


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Ariana Grande’s Engagement Ring from Pete Davidson Is ‘Big,’ Says Source: Is This It?

Ariana Grande’s surprise engagement to boyfriend of several weeks Pete Davidson may have shocked fans, but the singer seems to have dropped a hint over the weekend, wearing what looks to be a large diamond engagement ring on her social media channels.

Hours before a source confirmed the couple’s engagement to PEOPLE, the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer, 24, shared a photo of a huge diamond sparkler on that finger on her Instagram Stories.

A second insider tells PEOPLE, “All I know about the ring is that it’s big,” which is true of the mini diamond meteor Grande has been wearing.

In the photo, taken from her mother Joan’s birthday dinner, Grande placed her left hand on the matriarch’s shoulder as she posed for the picture with brother Frankie.

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In another set of photos, the four-time Grammy nominee was all smiles with 24-year-old Saturday Night Live star Davidson, as the wore matching black lipstick.

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PEOPLE confirmed on Monday that Grande and Davidson are engaged after several weeks of dating.

For her part, the singer Tweeted a string of monkey emoji along with an “I love you … sm” that many of her followers are taking as her unofficial confirmation.

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“It’s a recent engagement. They’re just two people who found love quickly and make each other happy all the time. They both started talking about it this past weekend. It’s nothing they’ve been hiding,” a source close to the couple said.

Reps for the stars did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.

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The couple — who began dating shortly after Grande’s breakup from rapper Mac Miller in May — have been using social media to express their affection for one another. Davidson also confirmed that he had split from his longtime girlfriend Cazzie David in mid-May.

Last week, the couple attended Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s Kids See Ghost listening party in Los Angeles, where they cozied up around the bonfire bash to celebrate the album’s debut.


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In a separate e-commerce trends report from SEMrush, the firm noted that direct traffic to web sites garners the largest portion of e-commerce traffic, while mobile continues to gain more share. Meanwhile, desktop traffic “prevails for all the industries analyzed in the study.” Researchers at the firm revealed that e-commerce firms need to improve their ability to facilitate consumer reviews as it remains the most popular search engine results pages, or SERP. The company’s analysis was based on 8,000 of the most trafficked global e-commerce sites. And the report examined traffic patterns, marketing, ad size, promotions and the emotional triggers of

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Rodarte Missing From Couture Schedule

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For Fall 2018, shown during couture week in January, the brand opted to present its collection via a portrait portfolio featuring some of the women who inspire them. (Think Kirsten Dunst, pregnant with her first child; Kim Gordon; Grimes; Gia Coppola and Miranda July.) The Mulleavy sisters were expected to return to the runway this couture season.
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Giorgio Armani Privé will present two successive shows on July 3.
As reported, Proenza Schouler, which defected to Paris Couture Week alongside Rodarte last July, has also pulled out of the week, with plans for the upcoming collection to be revealed in the near future.
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Saturday’s stormy weather in New York caused the commencement to be moved indoors to the campus’ chapel where Natori had graduated 50 years ago. That morning-of change of plans was something she only learned about upon her arrival and the new location made the occasion even more memorable. “For me, selfishly, it was very nostalgic,” she said Monday.
Another surprise was the honorary degree that Manhattanville bestowed on the founder and chief executive officer of The Natori Company. “Of course, I burst into tears,” she said. Her former dean Elizabeth McCormack, who became president of the school in 1966, was in the crowd, as were Natori’s husband Ken and her son Kenneth. In her remarks, the designer said, “Change is the only constant — and right now, it happens in the blink of an eye. Embrace change or be left behind.”
Some of her other guideposts included:

You must love what you do. Because, if you don’t love it, you’re not going to succeed. 
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17 Priceless Quotes from Lifetime’s Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance

It’s finally here! No, not the royal wedding — the Lifetime movie about the royal couple!

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance premieres Sunday and features key moments throughout Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s courtship. With Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley stepping into the lead roles, the TV movie captures the couple’s blind date, their romantic trip to Botswana, and, of course, that fateful, cozy chicken dinner where they were formally engaged. In between, they interact with their families — yep, Will and Kate are there too — and battle the relentless paparazzi and tabloids.

Much like Lifetime’s William & Kate movie, which aired the year of their wedding and starred Grey’s Anatomy‘s Camilla Luddington and Grimm‘s Nico Evers-Swindell, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance features some unforgettable moments we haven’t seen (and quite possibly never really happened) and some truly choice dialogue.

Here, we’ve broken down the 17 t-shirt worthy lines from the film.

Harry: “Aren’t you bored of being perfect yet?
Will: “It’s not me that’s perfect; it’s Kate. I just shove her out there and she makes me look good.”

Harry: “Is she hot?”
Violet, Harry and Meghan’s matchmaker: “Put it this way, ginger boy. If you weren’t a prince, you wouldn’t have a shot.”

Meghan, to Harry: “I’m gonna actually need you to hold off on the compliments until you apologize for being 40 minutes late.”

Meghan: “I actually wanted to be the first bi-racial female President of the United States of America but then I ended up as a briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal.”

Harry, stating the facts: “Best blind date ever.”

Doria Radlan, Meghan’s mother, after hearing about that first date: “Did you give the milk away for free?”

Meghan, in Botswana: “This is a lot better than the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland.”

Will: “Kate and I binge-watched Suits over the weekend. I love that phrase, binge-watched.”

Kate: “She makes Wallace Simpson look like Dame Judi Dench.”

Meghan: “I was in Botswana with Prince Harry.”
Neal, her hairstylist: “Michael Jackson’s son?!”

Kate: “We all have to live by the same rules. If she’s your girl, she can’t have opinions.”
Will: “At least not in public. In private, you have a lot of opinions, darling.”
Charles: “Yes, yes, she certainly does.”

Meghan, reacting to Harry’s public statement about her safety: “I’m a grown ass woman living in a real modern world and not some fragile wench up in an ivory tower. My tower ain’t ivory, dude!”

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Kate, to Meghan: “Us commoners have to stick together.”

Kate, to Meghan: “Let’s face it, my most important contribution to this country is my reproductive ability. It’s bizarre.”

Harry, after Meghan tries to get him to open up about Diana: “You’re an actress, not my damn therapist! I know all about those!”

Queen Elizabeth: “I’m told you are an actress… Are you involved with that program The Crown?”
Meghan: “No, Ma’am.”
Queen Elizabeth: “Oh good. Then I won’t have to throw you in the tower.”

Queen Elizabeth, still talking about Netflix’s The Crown: “Not sure why they have to make it while one’s still alive.”

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.


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As always, the event brings students together with talent from the fashion and entertainment industries, which this year includes mentors from Bally, Universal, Marvel Studios and Ironhead Studio. This year’s special gala guest is Jason Wu.
Featuring more than 125 designs from junior and senior fashion students, the show’s segments each have specific creative direction from the industry mentors, with the overall theme of “Celestial Bodies.”
Mentors and Otis alumni include Rod Beattie of Bleu, Marisol Bradford of NBC Universal, Chris Chang of Poesia and Sapna von Sick of Alo Yoga. Additional mentors include Claudia Cividino, Bally’s chief executive officer, Americas; costume designer Louise Mingenbach of the “X-Men” and “Superman” films; Jose Fernandez of Ironhead Studios; Johnson Hartig of Libertine, and Davora Lindner of Prairie Underground.

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“I was so young at the time so I didn’t even understand what the doctor was saying. We’d never even heard of this, it was so shocking at the time,” Belliveau, 21, tells PEOPLE. “I had just started middle school and I came down with what I thought was your normal stomach bug, but as the weeks progressed it kept getting worse.”

Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying, slows movement of food from the stomach through the digestive tract. Symptoms include nausea and severe vomiting. Belliveau says the condition is like living with the flu virus each day and “as much as you want to eat, your body is not allowing you to.”

“I had to force myself to eat, knowing I’d vomit it up a few hours later. I’d just hoped for the best, that I’d absorb any nutrients that I could. You pay the price for eating. It’s like you’re trapped inside your own body tying to get nutrients. You’re always hungry.”

Although most people with the illness are tube-fed, with some even starving to death, Belliveau says he has been fortunate enough to get a gastric stimulator — which he says eases his symptoms and allows him to eat normally as it functions like a “pacemaker for your stomach.”

Belliveau has been able to help bring awareness to the condition and to other people who suffer from the illness. He recently started the Gastroparesis Pie Face Challenge to raise awareness of the condition, encouraging people to take a pie to the face and donate to G-PACT, a non-profit organization that supports people with gastroparesis.

“I was like, ‘Maybe I can have my own Ice Bucket Challenge,’ ” he tells PEOPLE, noting that he was inspired by HASBRO’s “Pie Face!” game. “I was determined to get it off the ground.”

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And he did. Athletes including Boston Red Sox players David Price, Brock Holt, Rick Porcello and more have taken part in the challenge. Their support is extra special to Belliveau, who says he loves to play baseball.

“To see these athletes take part in the challenge is something that truly means a lot to me,” he tells PEOPLE. “They’re inspirations for me to keep going and keep fighting through my illness. Baseball was kind of like my escape throughout it all, so to see them actually take part and help me in my effort … it’s really remarkable.”

He says he’s received messages from gastroparesis patients from around the world, many whom have credited Belliveau for giving them hope.

“Just hearing people, and receiving messages, saying, ‘You’ve given me newfound hope or you’re making my life easier or I thought I was alone,’  It’s just really cool to see how I’ve united millions of people,” Belliveau tells PEOPLE.


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