Actress cast as Princess Diana in The Crown quit modelling after being told she was ‘too big’ for designer’s clothes

THE unknown actress who won the coveted role of Princess Diana in The Crown quit modelling after being told she was too big for the catwalk.

Emma Corrin, 23, switched to acting after a snub at a London Fashion Week show in 2016.

Actress Emma Corrin said she quit modelling after being told she was too big for the catwalk

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She said: “Why did the rejection of the modelling industry get to me so much?

“I think the answer is that these rejections were based on how I looked and I had always prided myself on a healthy amount of self-confidence which I was now rapidly losing.

“The real nail in the coffin was when I finally got through to a fitting for a show and the designer handed me a pair of breeches and I couldn’t get them past my calf muscles, which are pronounced because I’m a runner.

“The designer looked surprised and embarrassed as he said, “Sorry, it’s just we’re not used to girls who exercise”, implying that the models he was expecting dieted themselves in order to fit into his clothes.

Emma celebrated landing her biggest role by getting a dog and naming him Spencer, after Diana’s maiden name

“I could have slapped him.”

Cambridge graduate Emma revealed the incident in a blog called Cambridge Girl Talk.

The actress from Sevenoaks, Kent, is one of three children and comes from a wealthy background.

Speech therapist mum Juliette and businessman dad Christopher, 65, live in a six-bedroom home worth £2.5million.

Emma switched to acting after a snub at a London Fashion Week show in 2016


Emma will appear in the Netflix drama next year and last month celebrated landing her biggest role by getting a dog and naming him Spencer, after Diana’s maiden name.

The blue merle cockapoo has his own Instagram account, deliciouslyspencer.

She can be heard cooing over her pet in videos and in one she says: “Spencer you are gorgeous.”



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She won’t be in Season 3, but Netflix’s The Crown has cast a Princess Diana for Season 4. Newcomer Emma Corrin will portray the Lady who became one of the most famous women in the world and a tragic chapter in history.

“I have been glued to the show and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal,” Corrin said in a statement. “Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To explore her through [creator] Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity  and I will strive to do her justice.”

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George Clooney Defends Meghan Markle, Says She’s ‘Vilified’ By Press Like Princess Diana

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George Clooney has come to the defense of new royal Meghan Markle, claiming she is being “vilified and chased” in the same way Princess Diana was in the 1990s.

The Hollywood icon is reportedly a close friend of the Duchess of Sussex and was a guest at her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018. Speaking to Australian magazine Who, Clooney noted the consequences of the media scrutiny of the former actress.

“I do want to say, they’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere,” he said. “She’s a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was, and it’s history repeating itself. We’ve seen how that ends.”

Diana died in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997 while being chased by paparazzi on motorcycles.

Markle was initially praised for bringing a bit of color and culture to the “stale” and “outdated” British royal family. But once she married her prince charming, the media turned on her and has become increasingly critical.

Last week one paper published a personal letter allegedly written by Markle to her estranged father in which she begged him to “stop lying….stop exploiting my relationship with my husband.”

Clooney has slammed this invasion of her privacy.

“I can’t tell you how frustrating that is, just seeing them broadcast a letter from a daughter to a father, she’s getting a raw deal there and I think it’€s irresponsible and I’€m surprised by that,” he said.

Meanwhile, one CNN contributor has noted that “the problem isn’t Meghan Markle. It’s the British monarchy.”

Kate Maltby writes “As Britain awaits the birth of Meghan’s first child with Prince Harry, it seems clear that the reality of a royal child with a black grandmother has brought to the fore prejudices that were more generally veiled around the announcement of her marriage.”

Most recently, Markle’s closest supporters spoke anonymously to People magazine about the “global bullying” the Duchess is receiving.

Meanwhile, a Washington Post article this week breaks down the racially-charged hate for the first biracial woman to marry into the House of Windsor, per CNN.

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Diana Ross celebrated her 75th birthday at the 2019 Grammys like a living legend should

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Diana Ross celebrated her 75th birthday at the 2019 Grammys like a living legend should

“Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me!”

It’s hard to believe that Ms. Diana Ross is turning 75 in March, but her performance at the 2019 Grammys is certainly the most appropriate way for the diva to celebrate. After a sweet introduction from her admiring young grandson, The Supremes songstress hit the stage in a flowing red gown fit for a fairy godmother. Ross broke into a medley of hit songs from her career with Motown Records, illustrating that her gifts to the world of music span decades. Starting with 1993’s “The Best Years of My Life,” she transitioned into 1970’s “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and was soon surrounded by her family in the audience, including daughter and actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

Ross ended the performance with a short speech, reminiscent of the spoken interludes with which Supremes fans are familiar. In addition to emphatically wishing herself happy birthday over a month early on television (goals), she delivered motivational words to the audience that touched on the transformative power of music—a tone set by Michelle Obama earlier in the evening:

“So much love in this room. Together we have no limits…There’s only success ahead, and you can lead the way. Learn, dream, unlock new doors, all is possible, all is possible with music and with you.”

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Diana Ross was the lead singer of ’60s Motown girl group, The Supremes, alongside groupmates Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. After going solo in 1969, she scored multiple number one hits (including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”) and earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues.

The Recording Academy tweeted that the performance was meant to “[honor] her landmark career and contributions to music.” Happy birthday to Ms. Diana Ross, indeed.

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The magic of Diana Ross will be honored with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration, marking the 75th birthday of the music legend.

According to a press release, Fathom Events will launch the festivities on her birthday, March 26, with an exclusive two-day, global theatrical release of “Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy featuring Diana Ross: Live in Central Park.” The iconic concert was documented in July 1983 and will screen across North America, South America, Europe and Australia (additional dates vary by territory).

The event is executive produced by Ms. Ross and this new presentation of the doc will feature never-before-seen footage with heartfelt messages from the Ross family, including sons Ross and Evan and daughters Rhonda and Chudney, with Tracee Ellis Ross.

“I am so appreciative of Fathom Events for presenting this screening,” said Ms. Ross. “It is one of the most significant and moving and memorable moments of my career. It makes me want to DO IT AGAIN!”

“Diana Ross: Live in Central Park” was filmed over the course of two days when nearly 1.2 million people united on the Great Lawn of Central Park to experience a once-a-in-a-lifetime live moment.

“Hundreds of thousands of fans gathered in New York City during the summer of 1983, becoming a part of music history,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Now a new generation of fans will have the opportunity to witness one of the world’s largest outdoor concerts from their local cinema and relive that momentous time.”

More details, including screening times, locations and ticketing, will be announced in early 2019.

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We spoke with Diana L. Miglioretti, PhD, senior investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute; and Dean’s Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis.

Why did you decide to focus on the specific area of cancer screening?

It’s personal. I understand the potential benefits of regular screening for cancer. My mother’s grandmother died from late-detected breast cancer before screening was widely available and known to be important. My mother’s mother and sister also had the disease, and I grew up thinking I had a 100 percent risk of developing it. But after studying biostatistics, my perspective changed. Since my aunt, no one in my family has had breast cancer, and we don’t have genes that increase our risk for the disease. So, either the genes weren’t passed down or my family’s cluster of diagnoses was an unlucky fluke.

Why is Kaiser Permanente a good place to study cancer screening?

My interest in cancer screening led me to Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, which has been such a valuable place for me to work. The Institute is part of the National Cancer Institute-funded Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, which I now co-lead. It is a network of breast imaging registries across the country that has contributed to the evidence about screening’s benefits and harms.

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Miglioretti and her husband Jason Graff, making dinner together, including local organic tomatoes and their homemade whole-grain bread.

What motivates you?

I’m motivated by figuring out how to use diagnostic imaging thoughtfully and minimize unnecessary harms from it, including unneeded exposure to ionizing radiation. CT scanning is extremely valuable for diagnosing disease – but one CT scan can deliver as much ionizing radiation as 200 X-rays, and a few CTs can deliver as much exposure as has been linked to a small increase in cancer risk. Experts believe 1 in 3 U.S. CT scans in the U.S. aren’t medically necessary, and often, another type of imaging test that doesn’t use ionizing radiation, like ultrasound or MRI, could be substituted.

I want to find ways to reduce overuse of screening, because of the cascade of other tests, anxiety, inconvenience, cost, and risk that can come from false-positives (when disease seems present, but isn’t), or incidental findings (when a test for one disease detects unrelated abnormalities that then may require additional follow-up testing). For instance, our JAMA Internal Medicine paper published recently reported that women with simple ovarian cysts aren’t at increased risk for ovarian cancer, so follow-up imaging isn’t needed, unless a woman feels pain.

Diana Miglioretti and her husband Jason and their dog Kindred backcountry skiing in Truckee.

Miglioretti and her husband Jason and their dog Kindred backcountry skiing in Truckee.

What else excites you most about your research?

I’m really excited about working toward personalizing screening for cancer. Certain people might benefit from more screening, and some might do just as well with less. I’m helping evaluate the less-versus-more intensive strategies for follow-up on lung nodules. And in a Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study, we’re trying to target which women might need to be screened more intensively for breast cancer — and which ones might not need so much screening.

What keeps you going outside of work?

My husband and I live in the mountains in Truckee, California, in the Lake Tahoe area. We cook together almost every night, using whole organic foods. I bake naturally leavened, whole-grain bread. Kindred, our Australian shepherd, helps us stay active. We enjoy the outdoors nearly every day, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, or skiing.

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