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Survivor Producer Released from Prison 4 Years After Being Convicted of Killing His Wife in Cancun - Yahoo Entertainment

Former Survivor Producer Bruce Beresford-Redman is a free man.

Bruce is currently home in Southern California after being released from Mexican prison two months ago, KTLA and NBC Los Angeles report.

He was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the 2010 slaying of his wife Monica Burgos Beresford-Redman but was released after serving 7 and a half years.

Bruce’s attorney Richard G. Hirsch did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Bruce was convicted of murdering his wife in 2015 after being extradited to Mexico in 2012.

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The Queen Marked Will and Kate's Anniversary by Bestowing a Very Special Honor on Kate - POPSUGAR

Queen Elizabeth II has just bestowed a very special honor on her granddaughter-in-law Kate Middleton. The queen appointed Kate a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on April 29, which was also the duchess's wedding anniversary, marking eight years since she married Prince William and became a royal. This rare and prestigious award is given to Commonwealth residents in recognition of their personal services to the Sovereign, so in this case, it is the queen's way of recognizing how Kate has supported her reign through her work as a senior royal.

Kate joins a number of other members of the royal family who've already been granted the honor, among them Princess Anne, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. She will now wear a blue sash at some formal royal engagements.

The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic order of knighthood, and dame is the highest female rank, equivalent to the male knight. The order was established in 1896 by Queen Victoria, as a way of publicly thanking those who had provided a personal service to her. Though any Commonwealth resident is eligible for the honor, it is most often awarded to members of the royal family, diplomats, and senior members of the royal household (such as the Dowager Duchess of Grafton, who has the wonderful title of "Mistress of the Robes"). There are currently fewer than 50 living recipients of the honor, not counting honorary members (those from countries outside of the Commonwealth). Prince Philip, consort to the queen, had to wait a lot longer than Kate to join the order: the queen awarded it to him on their 70th wedding anniversary in 2017!


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The Taylor Swift effect: Nashville sounds off on singer's political endorsements - The Guardian

More than 160,000 people registered to vote in the space of 48 hours after Taylor Swift finally weighed in on American politics this week, sparking excitement on the left that the country-cum-pop star could even seal a Senate seat in Tennessee.

Swift declared her support for two Democratic candidates in a post on her Instagram account on Sunday. Less than five weeks ahead of the November midterm elections, which are widely seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s America, Swift’s intervention has prompted a mixture of praise, chin-stroking and outrage.

The 28-year-old is far from the first celebrity to express her political views, but her young fans – she has more than 112 million followers on Instagram – are seen as particularly loyal and impressionable.

But will the Swift intervention make a difference?

“One hundred percent,” said Tee Cahours, who was tending bar at Crazy Town in Nashville’s touristy Broadway strip. “She’s a huge icon not only in pop but country music – she’s the reason that nowadays people are more likely to listen to country.

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Analysis: Kanye West and Donald Trump's odd lunch exploits celebrity - Boston Herald

WASHINGTON — As foreign and domestic emergencies demanded President Trump’s attention — from the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Michael and to the growing evidence that Saudi Arabia was behind the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi — Trump instead gave the mic to a celebrity supporter.

In the process, he shined a light on an issue that this administration and every administration has done too little about: mental health.

Trump was scheduled to have a working lunch with rapper Kanye West, among others, to discuss criminal justice reform and violence in Chicago, West’s hometown. It was not billed as a media event. But with West — wearing a red “Make America Great Again” cap — seated in the Oval Office before the lunch, Trump invited the media in.

The reason was unclear. Trump has a penchant for using his handful of black celebrity supporters to dismiss criticisms that he fans flames of racism for his own political benefit — recall his statements about “very fine people on both sides” of last year’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and his reported profane description of African nations.

So there was Ye, praising the president for everything from his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (“You stopped the war!,” West declared) to the “male energy” of Trump’s MAGA slogan.

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