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KATE MIDDLETON & MEGHAN MARKLE STEP OUT AS HER FATHER BLABS: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and sister-in-law Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, hit the town solo for the first time. The ladies attended the Wimbledon Ladies’ Single Final together Saturday to cheer on Meghan’s pal Serena Williams as she duked it out against Angelique Kerber. Kate wore an adorable midi Jenny Packham dress, nude heels and drop earrings; Meghan donned a blue and white striped Ralph Lauren shirt, wide-legged Ralph Lauren pants and a white Maison Michel Virginie hat. But there’s trouble in paradise, according to a new article in The Sun featuring an interview with Meghan’s chatty father, Thomas. The 73-year-old tells the paper that behind all of Meghan’s smiles is deep-seated anxiety. Thomas attributes her nerves to the high demands of royal life and the constant pressure and glare of the spotlight. He added that he’d love to speak with her, but that he has been unable to since one brief conversation after her wedding to Harry. "The phone number that I call doesn't work anymore," he told The Sun in on-camera remarks. "The, I guess, liaison with the royal family never answers back, and there's no address I can write to so I have no way of contacting my daughter."

KATE UPTON AND JUSTIN VERLANDER EXPECTING FIRST CHILD: Kate Upton is expecting her first child with new husband Justin Verlander, whom she married in November. The 26-year-old model tagged a shot of herself wearing a red pantsuit in front of a sunny backdrop: "#PregnantinMiami".

DEMI MOORE IS SURPRISE GUEST AT BRUCE WILLIS ROAST: Saturday night’s Comedy Central Roast of Die Hard star Bruce Willis got an unexpected visit from his ex-wife Demi Moore. In the middle of the ceremony, toast maestro Joseph Gordon-Levitt introduced Moore, who promptly dragged him for his age, music, bald head and their marriage. "I look at our marriage like The Sixth Sense,’" said Moore. "You were dead the whole time." Willis’ current wife Emma Heming laughed along as did Moore and Willis’ daughters Rumer, Tallulah and Scout. The roast will air July 29thon Comedy Central.

MIRA SORVINO’S CO-STAR SAYS SHE IS RELIEVED ASSAULT TRUTH COMING OUT: Mira Sorvino’s on-screen nemesis from Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion has her back IRL. Sorvino has been one of the first and strongest voices denouncing accused sexual assaulter Harvey Weinstein. Last week, she admitted that his assault was just one of many she endured during her career in Hollywood. "I have been entirely supportive of her, as most women," Elaine Hendrix told Page Six on Friday. "I 100% support her." Weinstein has been indicted on rape and sexual assault charges, and denies Sorvino’s claims.

JANE FONDA SPEAKS ON IMPORTANCE OF ADVOCATING FOR DISENFRANCHISED: Jane Fonda has long advocated for the disenfranchised, from her anti-war protests during Vietnam, to her work with the Black Panthers, and now in a bid to ensure a "fair wage" for restaurant workers. The actress and activist joined the National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Farmworker Women's Alliance and National Women's Law Center to push for livable wages and protection against sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. At a press conference, she credited the #MeToo movement for helping bring larger social issues to the fore. "Before the Time's Up and #MeToo movements burst forth in Hollywood almost a year ago, I never thought I would live to see a day when women were actually heard," said Fonda. "I’m very aware of the fact that in the beginning this happened the way it did because the women who were speaking out were white and they were famous. Almost immediately, we in Hollywood received a letter: Dear sisters, from the Alliance of Women Farmworkers. I can’t tell you the effect that that had on all of us — the fact that 7,000 workers from the field were reaching out to us celebrities in Hollywood saying 'we stand with you' made us realize that this notion that has become so important of intersectionality was now being fleshed out."

MICHAEL AVENATTI THREATENS TO EXPOSE JAMES WOODS #METOO ISSUES: Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti got into a Twitter spat with actor James Woods over the weekend. Woods mocked Avenatti after being interviewed during a London protest against the president featuring a "Baby Trump" blimp, opining that he’s "the real diapered, hot air balloon." Avenatti hit back, "You know what I love? Everytime you pop off about me, one or two more women contact my ofc and describe your harassment/assault of them and #MeToo issues, seeking representation." Woods has been steadfast in his support of Donald Trump as Avenatti sues him on behalf of Daniels.