Princess Diana: William and Harry Reveal Their Tragic Final Conversation with Her

Princess Diana with William and Harry

Hope you’re ready for a good cry ….

Because it’s coming, whether you like it or not.

As you’ve probably heard, this year marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s untimely death.

On August 31st, 1997, she was killed in a car crash in Paris, leaving behind her two young sons, Princes William and Harry.

This year, and this summer in particular, many people are taking some time to remember Diana, since she really was such a beloved public figure.

That means that William and Harry are pretty much obligated to talk about their late mother in interview after interview.

In the latest one, for a televised special called Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, set to air tomorrow in the UK, the two princes remembered the last time they every spoke to her.

Brace yourselves …

The last conversation between Diana and her sons was a phone call, they revealed.

They were staying with their father, Prince Charles, at Balmoral, a royal estate in Scotland, when she called them.

“At the time Harry and I were running around minding our own business, you know, playing with our cousins and having a very good time,” William says.

Harry adds that “As a kid I never enjoyed speaking to my parents on the phone. And we spent far too much time speaking on the phone rather than speaking to each other, because of the way the situation was.”

It’s already too sad, right?

Harry continues the story, saying that when the phone rang, William “went to go and speak to her sort of for five minutes.”

“I think Harry and I were just in a desperate rush to say goodbye, you know, see you later and we’re going to go off,” William explains.

“If I’d known now obviously what was going to happen, I wouldn’t have been so blasé about …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip

Justice League Trailer: Who’s All In?

Justice league trailer whos all in

Rest in peace, Superman?

In Hall H at Comic-Con in San Diego this year, DC Comics unveiled a new trailer for Justice League, a film that will unite Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher in their roles of Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Cyborg, respectively.

The blockbuster also brings back stars such as Henry Cavill (as Superman), Amy Adams (as Lois Lane) and Jesse Eisenberg (as Lex Luthor) and introduces Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera.

We can’t wait.

However, the new poster (featured below) doesn’t depict Cavill as Superman… and the ending of the preview below may leave many fans asking MANY questions.

“We can’t say much, but if you’re a big man of Superman then I am sure you’re going to be very, very happy watching this,” Gadot told the Comic-Con crowd.

Consider us quite intrigued.

The upcoming film will follow our heroes as they go up against Steppenwolf (Game of Thrones alum Ciarán Hinds) and his armies of Parademons.

On the heels of the wildly successful Wonder Woman, DC has higher hopes than ever before for this November 17 release.

Are you looking forward to it? Do you think Justice League can do for DC what The Avengers have done for Marvel?

And do you really think this is the last time we’ll see Affleck as Batman??!?

Check out the trailer below and let the countdown to this fall’s most anticipated comic book movie officially get underway!

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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip

Is Surfing More Sport or Religion?

A decade ago, working my first journalism job while also pretending I surfed for a living, I rented a cheap loft in a three-story Victorian across the street from Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The home is still there as it was. Seahorses are still engraved in the blue window shutters, and the same landlord, Carol Schuldt, can still be found feeding her chickens in the backyard. If she’s not out surfing.

Schuldt—who I also write about in my new memoir, All Our Waves Are Water—is something of San Francisco’s patron surf saint, her home a pelagic shrine where local surfers have long left firewood offerings. At 83, after a lifetime of wave riding, helping beach bums find cheap rent, and sometimes helping them get off drugs, too, Schuldt still rides her rusted beach cruiser to the dunes and bodysurfs these frigid waves without a wetsuit. “It’s where I can still connect to the Universal Mind,” she told me while we hiked the ice-planted dunes a few years ago, “to God, Jaimal—you know.”

Schuldt is one-of-a-kind. But surf culture is full of people who have made their daily plunge a spiritual practice. Though Calvinist missionaries outlawed surfing when they first came to Hawai’i in the 1820s—they viewed it as frivolous and wanton—the last 50 years have seen single-fin riding rabbis, short boarding priests, and bodysurfing Buddhist monks. Surf-related yoga and meditation retreats are common, too, led by the likes of the Pipeline master Gerry Lopez. Bethany Hamilton, the professional who lost an arm to a tiger shark when she was 13, looks to her faith in God to compete on the same level as pros with two arms (which she does mind-bendingly well). The big-wave champ Greg Long sits in lotus to prepare for confronting apartment building-sized walls of ocean.

For Schuldt, …read more

Source:: The Atlantic – Culture