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Shouting CEO, changing rules: inside Tesla’s Model 3-building sprint

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A tense and short-tempered Chief Executive Elon Musk barked at engineers on the Fremont, California assembly line. Tesla Inc pulled workers from other departments to keep pumping out the Model 3 electric sedans, disrupting production of the Model S and X lines. And weekend shifts were mandatory.


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Inside Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s Evening Wedding Reception

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan partied into the early hours of the morning at their evening wedding reception at Frogmore House following their Saturday, May 19, wedding at Windsor Castle in England.

The intimate celebration for 200 of the couple’s closest friends and family kicked off at 7 p.m. and was hosted by the groom’s father, Prince Charles. It followed a more sedate lunchtime reception held by the queen, where Elton John performed.

Guests let their hair down at the evening shindig, with the Telegraph reporting that the thump of loud music could be heard over the grounds of Windsor Castle, and at 11 p.m. guests were treated to a fireworks display that lit up the sky.

Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, traveled to Frogmore House in an E-Type Jaguar modified with an electric engine as the bride wore her second dress of the day — a white halterneck Stella McCartney gown accessorized with a huge aquamarine ring that belonged to Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana. Harry looked dashing in a black tuxedo.

Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave Windsor Castle after their wedding
Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave Windsor Castle after their wedding. Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Guests included Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their father, Prince Andrew, according to the Telegraph, which reported that the couple chose Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” as the song for their first dance.

The newly minted duchess’ close friend Jessica Mulroney was also in attendance and the Daily Mail reported that George and Amal Clooney, as well as Priyanka Chopra and Serena Williams, were among the A-list guests.

The party reportedly featured house music from a DJ who also played at Pippa Middleton‘s wedding as well as a Drinks of the World-themed bar that included a ginger and rum cocktail, in a tribute to the groom’s red hair. It was named “When Harry Met Meghan.”

The Mail reports that the three-course sit-down dinner was organic, at the request of Prince Charles, and the guests were entertained by funny speeches from best man Prince William as well as Harry’s friends Tom Inskip and Tom Van Straubenzee. Meghan was also expected to give a speech at the reception.

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Inside Danielle Staub’s Beachfront Wedding to Marty Caffrey: Pics

Bling, bling, she’s got the ring! Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub finally received the happy ending she deserves on Saturday, May 5, when she married Marty Caffrey in a beautiful beachfront wedding.

The reception and ceremony, held on the Bahamian island of Bimini, was a fun-filled family affair, which included Staub’s daughters Christine and Jillian, who served as maids of honor. Staub’s Bravo costars also played a part in her big day — Teresa Giudice and Margaret Josephs were Matrons of Honor, while Melissa Gorga was a bridesmaid.

Staub, who has been engaged 20 times, admitted that she originally thought she would have an “I’m terrified and I’m going to run”-type moment, but the thought didn’t occur to her once during the nuptials. In fact, she felt at ease once she saw her teary-eyed future husband waiting for her at the end of the aisle: “My daughters took both of my arms … and they stood at the top of the stairs and with all my friends and my fiancé there, looking up at me, and he just melted. You could hear the breeze, it was really, really mellow, and the sun was setting, there just couldn’t be a better picture to paint. And we walked down those stairs, onto the sand with the loves of my life on both sides of me, and all the people in the world that I love dearest watching me, become the wife to the man that I love,” the reality star, 55, told Us Weekly. “There’s just not a better feeling in the world, I can’t wait for everybody to be able to see it. I’m still crying over it, but it was beautiful.”

The TV personality admits that she’s relieved she’s finally married: “I mean, the shift, the much needed shift in any wedding … If it doesn’t come when you say, “I do,” … I’m gonna have to tell you, he ain’t the right one. Any bride that doesn’t get that shift immediately from the husband, on the wedding day, especially on the wedding day and then thereafter, you made a mistake. No matter what’s happening prior to that, the minute you say “I do,” … it should all melt away.”

As for whether the couple have a romantic getaway planned following their big day, Staub explained, “I am super busy trying to finish writing my book, and all the other projects that I’m trying to work on, so, and plus we are filming a T.V. show. I think the honeymoon will come when it’s supposed to come, when it falls into place.”

But, she adds, “My honeymoon’s every day.”

And she’s thrilled that she is going to spend the rest of her life with the right person. “I’m obsessed with my husband,” Staub gushed to Us. “He’s a good man.”

Loyal fans of RHONJ will be able to check out the nuptials themselves when the upcoming season premieres, as Bravo cameras were on hand to document Staub’s wedding.

Until then — scroll through to see the photos from her dreamy day!

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Inside Kanye West’s Decision to Be ‘So Public Again’

Timing is everything? Kanye West simply “felt it was time for him to be so public again,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly after the rapper’s explosive TMZ interview.

“He’s been uncharacteristically quiet for so long,” the source explains. “Why now? There’s no explanation.”

“But there was no need to get into everything he did. He is rehashing everything,” the source adds. “He’s being honest about mental health, which is something he has been wanting to do for a while. ”

West, 40, surprised fans on Tuesday, May 1, when he admitted to having liposuction during an interview at TMZ’s newsroom.

“I had plastic surgery because I was trying to look good for ya’ll … I got liposuction cause I didn’t want ya’ll to call me fat like you called Rob at the wedding and fly home before me and Kim got married,”  he revealed, referring to his May 2014 wedding to Kim Kardashian, which Rob Kardashian left because of his body image struggles.

The Yeezy designer also sparked controversy during his trip to the publication after he claimed slavery was a “choice.”

“I am in hip-hop, but I’m not just in hip-hop. I’m a black person in the black community, but I’m not just that. I feel like one thing is that people try to minimize me to artist, hip-hop, black community,” West said. “I’m always going to represent that, but I also represent the world. You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice.”

West’s controversial opinions, including his support for President Donald Trump, first made headlines when he returned to Twitter on April 15 after a long hiatus.

The “Heartless” singer opened up about his return to the social media platform during his lengthy interview with Charlamagne Tha God on iHeartRadio’s The Breakfast Club.

“The thoughts that I’m getting out on Twitter now … I’m not doing it as a form of personal therapy. It’s just an innate feeling. I want to express,” he said during the interview, released on Tuesday. “I decided to use this platform to express some breakthroughs that I’ve had since going to the hospital. … I felt the need to speak at this point. When you look at five years from now, or 10 years from now, I’ll have even more experience. I’ll be in a better place than I am today. … I’m not trying to say the right thing; I’m just saying exactly what I feel out of love.”

Celebrity News – Us Weekly

Inside Shahs of Sunset’s MJ and Tommy’s Wedding

Wedding bells are in the air! Shahs of Sunset star Mercedes “MJ” Javid married her fiancé, Tommy Feight, in a gorgeous ceremony at the Jeremy West Hollywood on Saturday, April 21.

Scroll down to see Us Weekly’s exclusive photos of the occasion, and pick up the new issue of Us, on newsstands now, for more details on the affair!

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Inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s Bachelorette Party Trip to Cabo

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Bachelorette Party Trip to Cabo Courtesy Gwyneth Paltrow/Instagram

That’s our kind of shindig. Gwyneth Paltrow is really enjoying her laidback bachelorette party with girlfriends in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, sources tell Us Weekly exclusively.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Bachelorette Party Trip to Cabo on April 13, 2018.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Bachelorette Party Trip to Cabo on April 13, 2018. BACKGRID

According to an insider, the Avengers: Infinity War actress arrived in Mexico via private plane on Wednesday evening, April 12, with seven of her closest friends, including Stella McCartney. “She’s been having a great time with her girlfriends, relaxing at the beach and eating meals together,” an eyewitness tells Us. “They haven’t gotten too wild and crazy, mostly just hanging out and spending girl time by the ocean.”

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Bachelorette Party Trip to Cabo on April 13, 2018.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Bachelorette Party Trip to Cabo on April 13, 2018. BACKGRID

Paltrow, 45, showered her guests with lavish gifts: “Each girl got a welcome bag when they arrived with white items including an initialed beach cover-up, white sandals and a personalized beach bag.”

The Goop founder — who is engaged to producer Brad Falchuk — and her pals have been spending time doing what anyone would on a girls’ trip, with perhaps one notable exception. “They all got dressed together in their cover-ups for lunch by the beach. They were toasting Gwyneth and sharing lots of laughs,” the eyewitness continues. “Then they lined up their chairs by the pool and all enjoyed the afternoon chatting and hanging out. There were butlers waiting on them, bringing by beverages and answering any requests they had. The group was low-key and just close girlfriends sharing a fun few days together.”

Paltrow posted several breathtaking photos of herself and her buddies on the beach Friday, April 13. “#henweekend” and “#heaven,” she captioned the pics.

#costapalmas #henweekend

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@costapalmas #heaven

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The mother of two — she shares 13-year-old Apple and 12-year-old Moses with ex-husband Chris Martinconfirmed her engagement to Falchuk, 47, in January, two months after Us broke the news that the pair were set to tie the knot.

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See Inside Jessie James Decker’s ‘Friends’ Themed 30th Birthday Bash

They’ll be there for her! Jessie James Decker channeled her inner Rachel Green to celebrate her milestone 30th birthday on Thursday, April 12, with a Friends-themed party.

James Decker — who welcomed her third child with husband Eric just ten days prior — appeared to embrace turning the big 3-0 surrounded by friends and family. The country crooner was all smiles and even sported a gold crown just like Green’s character during the Friends episode, “The One Where They All Turn Thirty.” And her newborn, Forrest Bradley Decker, even joined for the fun (and a feeding!)

Scroll down to see all the epic nods to the ‘90s sitcom.

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Inside ‘The Royals: Grace, Purpose, Promise’ Special Issue: Harry and Meghan’s Wedding and More!

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Royals galore! With a wedding, baby and lots of excitement on the horizon, the British royal family has been staying busy. Stay up to date with the excitement by picking up The Royals: Grace, Purpose, Promise 96-page special collectors’ issue!

The fun-filled read features 300 rare photos of the royal family, as well as exclusive details about Prince William and Duchess Kate’s third pregnancy and their life at home with children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The issue will also go inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding planning as they near their May 19 nuptials at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

And as her two sons mark major milestoens this year, the collectors’ issue the reflects on the life of Princess Diana and how her legacy still influences the royal family to this day.

For more on the royal wedding, Duchess Kate’s pregnancy and Princess Diana’s life, pick up The Royals: Grace, Purpose, Promise, on newsstands now!

Celebrity News – Us Weekly

Lea Michele: Inside My Fitness Routine

Staying fit and fabulous! Lea Michele works hard to keep in shape — and she’s revealing all of her fitness secrets.

Sunday hikes! Life is good 💓✨

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“I try to work out at least twice a week,” the Glee alum, 31, exclusively told Us Weekly on Sunday, March 25, at Cycle House in West Hollywood. “More so than that, living an active lifestyle is just incredibly important to me … Walking as much as possible and keeping yourself active, whether or not I can get to a SoulCycle class. If I can’t then I’ll make sure I can get to a hike or something. Also, balancing out working out with eating well. For me, that’s key. I think that a large majority of wellness comes from what we put in our bodies, but you always have to work out. You have to do both.”

The Mayor star also loves exercising with her best friend and former Glee costar, Becca Tobin. “We both really love hot yoga. We do hot yoga a lot together,” Michele dished, though noting Tobin’s workout routine varies slightly from her own. “She’s a Barry’s Bootcamp person, which I can’t do for the life of me and she tries to get me to come do it.”

Michele and The Lady Gang podcast host, 32, reunited on Sunday to host a spin class benefiting the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Make March Matter campaign. “What an incredible day today with my girl @becca at @cylcehousela,” the Scream Queens star captioned an Instagram snapshot of herself and Tobin ready to ride. “Thank you so much to everyone who came out for our charity ride for #MakeMarchMatter @ChildrensLA.”

Lea Michele and Becca Tobin
Lea Michele and Becca Tobin Courtesy Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

“I just think that this is so great. We are not only best friends, but we work out together all the time,” Michele told Us. “So getting an opportunity to come and do something that we do all the time already together, but do it for a really incredible, great cause, feels so organic and for fun for us at the same time.”

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Inside Donald Trump Jr. and Aubrey O’Day’s Secret Affair

Following the news that Donald Trump Jr. had an affair with Aubrey O’Day while married to wife Vanessa Trump — who filed for divorce from him on March 15 — multiple sources are taking Us Weekly inside their secret relationship.

“He would look at her like a piece of meat,” an insider explained to Us about their time on set of Celebrity Apprentice’s fifth season in 2011. “But he was equally taken by her intellect. She impressed him a lot on the show. She was smart.”

Donald Trump Jr. and Aubrey O’Day
Donald Trump Jr. and Aubrey O’Day Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images; Jason Kempin/Getty Images

As previously reported, multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly that the 34-year-old former Danity Kane band member and Trump’s affair began “toward the end of the taping” and continued until March 2012.

“The way he positioned it to Aubrey was that he and Vanessa were already on the outs,” a source close to production told Us.

The insider also revealed that the two were “spending a lot of time together,” and added that “they called and texted all the time too,” noting that they “weren’t the most careful, either.”

Meanwhile, a source close to O’Day told Us: “He called her all the time and really cared about her. He was giving her a lot of advice on her career. She’s actually a bright girl, way smarter than people realize,” adding that “Don fell hard for Aubrey too,” and even told her that he would leave Vanessa for her.

The affair ended after Vanessa found emails between the two, leading him to call it quits with the reality star.

As previously reported, Vanessa filed for divorce earlier this week. “After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the former couple said in a statement to Us at the time. “We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”

According to a source close to Vanessa, while together, she and Trump Jr. “had a very active and normal social life” and “were a humble, loving, great couple and very down-to-earth.”

“Their social life completely evaporated once Trump took office,” the source added. “They became recluses,” adding that Trump Jr.’s father being president has “changed who he is and impacted his life with Vanessa.”

The source noted that “everyone around Vanessa feels bad for her.”

“It takes a lot to walk away from your marriage to the president’s son,” the insider added. “It’s not an easy life to adjust to. She didn’t sign up for this.”

Trump Jr. and Vanessa are parents to five children: Kai, 10, Donald III, 9, Tristan, 6, Spencer, 5, and Chloe, 3.

Celebrity News – Us Weekly

Set Pics! Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Lifetime Movie

A royal love story! Lifetime is giving fans an inside look at their upcoming film about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance.

As previously reported, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser will play Markle and Harry, respectively. Fitz-Henley is known for her role on NBC’s Midnight, Texas and Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Fraser, meanwhile, landed his first role last year in the ITV mini series The Loch. The Lifetime movie will follow Markle and Harry from their first meeting to going public with their secret romance to their engagement.

Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance premieres on Lifetime May 13 at 8 p.m. ET, days before the real-life Markle and Harry tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel on May 19.

Scroll through to see photos from the film and check back for updates closer to the premiere date!

Celebrity News – Us Weekly

Q.U.B.E. 2 Review: Think Inside The Box

If the original Q.U.B.E. was a product of experimental design and unhindered student ambition, Q.U.B.E. 2 is the sophomore follow-up that almost ticks all the right boxes. No longer are you messing with unmalleable puzzle rooms; Q.U.B.E. 2 gives you the tools to have greater flexibility with your solutions and feels more rewarding as a result. It sometimes struggles to shake off the shackles of its deeply rooted narrative limitations, but it’s ultimately a wonderful puzzle game that will often have you exclaiming in joy after solving one of its many riddles.

If you played the original game, it might be surprising to hear that Q.U.B.E. 2 redefines how its puzzles work from the start. As was the case with the first game, the objective in Q.U.B.E 2 is simply about moving forward. You enter a room and need to figure out a solution to either exit it at the other end or interact with a specific object (like a power node that routes energy) to open doors elsewhere. But where Q.U.B.E. had you manipulating different colored blocks in increasingly challenging puzzle rooms, it never gave you agency over their initial placement. Armed with a new set of gauntlets that have pulsating neon energy flowing through them, that small amount of freedom is exactly what Q.U.B.E. 2 bestows on you from the outset.

The options you’re given are still somewhat limited to compensate for this, with only three distinct abilities at your disposal. Red blocks can be extended and retracted at will; blue blocks turn neutral white tiles into springy bouncing boards; and green blocks let you create a cube of matter that you can further manipulate, either by moving them around with other abilities to activate switches or use them as additional steps to reach a higher ledges. You can use a red block, for example, to push a green block in front of it, perhaps into a nearby blue spring block that launches it into the air and onto a switch nearby. Learning how these three mechanics intermingle is gratifying, and the intricate levels laid out in a linear fashion do a good job of showing you just how you’re meant to employ them.

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You can’t use these abilities anywhere, though, which starts to resemble the restrictive layout of the first game. Although you have the freedom to paint any neutral white tile to a color of your choosing, there’s still only a finite number of them in any given space. Their placement always feels deliberate, acting as signposts for the eventual solution. Such design can be helpful in latter stages where the scope and size of the space you’re solving in grows to overwhelming levels, but it’s somewhat disappointing that you’re never given complete freedom to concoct unusual solutions.

Impressively, the puzzles Q.U.B.E. 2 tasks you with solving are complex in makeup and exciting in execution despite this. Each scenario has a unique twist to the trials that came before it, introducing new mechanics and obstacles. Just as you’re comfortable with spawning a cube and getting it from one side of the room to another, an element like arrays of high-powered fans is introduced. These can, for example, allow you to propel cubes at high speeds, or give you a much-needed lift to a previously inaccessible area. Later, elements like slippery oil come into play, as do magnetic tiles, rotatable platforms, and restrictive doorways that require either sheer force or elemental damage (like fire) to bust open.

Just like the three core abilities, Q.U.B.E. 2 introduces each of these auxiliary mechanics in digestible chunks. As you progress rooms will start taking on themes around these new physics, giving you a playground to comfortably experiment with them before zooming out to larger, all encompassing cranial challenges. Light-bulb moments permeate the game from the opening seconds to its riveting conclusion, with only a few puzzles that seem out of place in terms of difficulty. Several patterns emerge over the six hours of puzzling–I found myself always placing a green tile above a blue one to spawn and instantly propel a cube, for example–but their application in new challenges that tax your spacial awareness never really gets stale.

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The same can’t be said for the encompassing narrative that Q.U.B.E. 2 presents, which struggles to find a consistent pace. You play as Amelia Cross, a scientist that’s become stranded on the desolate alien cube most of the game plays out in. The story doesn’t rely on knowledge from the previous game but doesn’t seem to build on anything established either. Instead, it plods along from one revelation to the next, in an attempt to slowly piece together the secrets of the entity Amelia finds herself trapped within. Its latter half is then a rush to a conclusion, quickly introducing new story beats through an overload of exposition, and ultimately leading to an uninspired binary choice at the end. It’s a pity, given that the small cast does deliver some powerful voice acting performances, especially in conversations between Amelia and Emma Sutcliffe, a fellow survivor who seems to know more than she lets on.

Q.U.B.E. 2’s world lacks the impact and intrigue of something like Valve’s Portal series but takes some design cues from its breadth of visual design. Basic test chamber-like sequences are quickly pierced with gorgeous outdoor vistas, letting moonlight flood geometric chambers and cold tile spaces. As the story progresses, Amelia is whisked away to more lush territories, where nature has overgrown the structures she’s trapped in. Vines choke the life out of walls around you as sunlight bathes the chambers you’re slowly working through, giving the entire experience a distinctly contrasting feel. Q.U.B.E. 2 might have benefitted from a higher framerate to keep up with the action at times, but it’s a consistently pleasing treat on the eyes.

C.U.B.E. 2 makes remarkably clever changes to a formula well established by its predecessor, giving you more agency over puzzle solutions with redefined core mechanics. It means veterans and newcomers alike won’t have to suffer through an overwrought tutorial, with a gentle learning curve effectively nudging you along its growing library of tools. Q.U.B.E. 2 struggles to contextualize its clever puzzles with a narrative as engaging as their solutions, but it’s still one nut that is consistently rewarding to crack.

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