MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO-TV) — This Sunday, millions of people are expected to tune into Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they open up about why they left royal life. So, why are we so fascinated by the Royals? “I think, as a country, we are fascinated with fairytales and romance in general,” said Dr. Anita Thomas, a psychologist and Chief Academic Officer at St. Catherine University. “It’s a natural extension because that’s the way our storytelling really starts.” She points out the popularity Disney movies and stories told to children at young ages. John Watkins, professor of English language and literature at the University of Minnesota, says our interest goes back centuries to when the United States fought to leave British monarchy. “It gives us a wonderful sense that what happened in the 1770s is a good thing,” he said. When asked why they watch the Royals, people walking through Minneapolis on Thursday afternoon said everything from it gives them a … [Read more...] about Why Are We So Fascinated With The Royal Family?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies managing partner John Middleton and Kansas City Royals chairman John Sherman have joined Major League Baseball’s eight-man executive council. Their terms on the council began in January when the terms of Houston Astros chairman Jim Crane and the San Diego Padres’ Ron Fowler expired. Fowler stepped down as Padres executive chairman in November and was replaced as controlling owner in November by Peter Seidler, who became chairman. The council also includes Milwaukee Brewers chairman Mark Attanasio and Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf (whose terms expire in 2022); Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry and Colorado chairman Dick Monfort (2023); and Los Angeles Dodgers chairman Mark Walter and Detroit Tigers chairman Christopher Ilitch (2024). (©Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Phillies’ John Middleton, Kansas City Royals’ John Sherman Joins MLB Executive Council
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for March 5 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. TV director Silver Tree, known for her work on hit shows like "Dead to Me" and "Shameless," is stepping up to bat for Meghan Markle . The Duchess of Sussex, who is 39, has come under fire following allegations she previously bullied royal palace staff members. A recent report claims at least 10 royal aides are "queuing up" to participate in Buckingham Palace's probe into the matter , so long their identities are kept confidential. Silver Tree, who calls Markle one of her "very nearest and dearest" friends, voiced her love for the embattled duchess with specific examples of her generosity as her character has been called into question. Taking to her social media accounts on Friday, Tree vows that Markle is "a real person -- not a cover story." … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle defended by close friend amid bullying claims: She is ‘not a cover story’
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for March 5 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. The Mail on Sunday has been ordered by a judge to publish a front-page statement showcasing Meghan Markle 's legal victory over the newspaper for breaching her copyright by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father. High Court justice Mark Warby said Friday that publisher Associated Newspapers must run the statement with letter size no smaller than its February 2019 front-page headline about "Meghan's shattering letter to her father." The judge also ruled that the publisher must run the statement on the MailOnline website for a week and include a link to his earlier judgment in the case. Markle, 39, sued the publisher for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five February 2019 articles that reproduced large portions of a … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s legal victory must run on first page of offending newspaper: judge
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for March 4 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Free-agent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is joining the Milwaukee Brewers , agreeing to the parameters of a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the details of the agreement were still being negotiated and the deal is subject to a successful physical. Bradley would have the right to opt out after one year and $13 million, allowing him to become a free agent after after this season. The Boston Globe first reported Bradley's decision. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Bradley will join the Brewers will into spring training, which started in mid-February. Opening day is April 1. Bradley turns 31 on April 19 and is regarded as a top defensive center fielder. He … [Read more...] about Bradley agrees to $24M, 2-year deal with Brewers