Teresa Giudice’s Mother Antonia Gorga Dead At 66

Such a tough thing to see for this tight-knit family…

Antonia Gorga, the mother of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga, has died, according to PEOPLE.

She was 66 years old.

Related: Teresa Has Already Paid Off Her $414,000 Restitution

Antonia had made several appearances on the show throughout the reality TV series’ seasons, and was much celebrated by her family there and on social media across the last several years.

It’s unclear at this point the cause of death for Antonia, or if she had been sick recently; neither Teresa nor Joe have made any public comment on social media in the last few days.

A source told Us Magazine:

“Yes, Antonia Gorga passed away at the age of 66. Teresa has been in the hospital with her and is inconsolable now. Teresa is also in communication with [her husband] Joe and will be visiting as soon as she can.”

So terrible.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, who is no doubt rallying together during what must be an incredibly difficult moment.

R.I.P.

[Image via Teresa Giudice/Instagram.]

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle ‘Seem Very Much In Love’ During Trip To Friends’ Wedding In Jamaica!

These two are so cute together, and after hearing this… we’re sold!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are out on lovely Montego Bay, Jamaica fro the wedding of Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip and Lara Hughes-Young, childhood and longtime friends of Harry from his Eton College days.

As we reported, that’s a BIG move for Harry to bring Markle along with to the island wedding — but it sounds like everything is going REALLY well for the pair (pictured above in Montego Bay yesterday)!!

Related: Exclusive! Astrologer Terry Nazon Weighs In On Harry & Meghan’s Royal Romance!

A source at the nuptials had a lot to say about Harry and Meghan, saying that the prince seemed “joyful” to introduce Markle around to his friends, and adding:

“Harry and Meghan seem very much in love … [at one point Harry] got up and did a little dance [for Markle].”

Awww!!

Word has it the pair will be staying in Jamaica for another few days, so perhaps more will come from their apparently wonderful time together in Montego Bay.

But what we can be sure of is that these two sure are sounding pretty serious of late! Love it!!

What about U, Perezcious readers?! What do U think of this budding pair??

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via FameFlynetpictures.]

Nigeria rejected British offer to rescue seized Chibok schoolgirls

RAF mission detected Boko Haram kidnappers but action was refused

British armed forces offered to attempt to rescue nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, but were rebuffed by Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president at the time, the Observer has learned.

In a mission named Operation Turus, the RAF conducted air reconnaissance over northern Nigeria for several months, following the kidnapping of 276 girls from the town of Chibok in April 2014. “The girls were located in the first few weeks of the RAF mission,” a source involved in Operation Turus told the Observer. “We offered to rescue them, but the Nigerian government declined.”

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We’ve cleared Isis from our campus, says Sudan university after Britons are killed

Parents are withdrawing students from Khartoum’s University of Medical Sciences and Technology

The head of the Sudanese university where more than 20 young Britons were recruited by Islamic State has claimed that the group’s recruitment machine has been eradicated from the campus.

Attempting to reassure British parents that it is safe to send their children to Khartoum’s University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST), Dr Ahmed Babiker said that counter-radicalisation efforts alongside the dissolution of a controversial faith group had successfully extinguished Isis from the site.

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Civil war in the Vatican as conservatives battle Francis for the soul of Catholicism

As the pope leaves Rome for a retreat to mark Lent, rebellion and turmoil are in the air

When Pope Francis was elected nearly four years ago, on 13 March 2013, he was escorted – like every pope before him – from the Sistine Chapel to the Room of Tears. It is the place where a new pope pauses for a moment – and no doubt many of them do shed a few tears, thinking of the momentous responsibility upon their shoulders – before stepping out on to the balcony of St Peter’s to greet the world as the new leader of the Roman Catholic church.

When Francis, known until then as Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, first appeared that night, he appeared remarkably sanguine, joking that the cardinals had gone to the ends of the Earth to choose the next pope. If he’d had any inkling of what these last four years would be like, he would surely have wept in that Room of Tears.

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Russia Considering Nationwide Ban On Beauty And The Beast Because Of A ‘Gay Moment’ In The Film

These are the people Donald Trump appears to be more and more in bed with across each passing day.

The Russian government is apparently coming under pressure to administer a nationwide ban on Disney‘s new film Beauty and the Beast because of the country’s tight laws against “gay propaganda,” and the alleged inclusion of an “exclusively gay moment” within the film.

Related: Turns Out It’s Not Just Russia…

According to reports from the BBC, Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky and other officials in the country are now under pressure to check the film and see if it ought to be banned, with likely action coming soon thereafter depending on the final decision.

There’s a specific Russian law that prohibits the spreading of “gay propaganda” to children, and considering the fact that the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast contains Disney’s first-ever gay character and love scene, well, a ban might just come down.

The issue hinges on what film director Bill Condon has been calling an “exclusively gay moment” in the film, where the character LeFou (played by Josh Gad) tries to come to terms with his feelings for the film’s main antagonist, Gaston.

There’s apparently a “big pay-off” at the end of the film, which is due to be released in Russia on March 16, unless something changes.

And now, an MP named Vitaly Milonov from the United Russia party that governs the country has urged the nation’s culture minister to screen the film before it is released to see it if complies with the law.

Related: It’s CG VS OG In Our Beauty And The Beast Review Roundup!

Milonov, according to the BBC, said Russia should “take measures to totally ban” the film if the culture minister finds those “elements of propaganda of homosexuality.”

Well then.

We’ll have to see if Russia goes and bans Beauty and the Beast… sadly, just the mere threat of a ban tells you all you need to know about their social issue policy focus!!!

Gov. Cuomo Heads To Israel To Strengthen Ties With Jewish Community

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is on his way to Israel, where he is hoping to strengthen economic ties between New York and the United States ally.

“With the recent rise of anti-Semitism, it is more important than ever before to demonstrate the connection between New York and Israel, our intertwined histories and our common futures, and spearhead new economic partnerships to bring our communities closer together,” the governor said in a statement. 

Before his departure, Cuomo took part in a round table discussion with Jewish leaders at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan. He said New York will not stand for the recent surge in anti-Semitic acts.

As WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz reports, those acts have taken many forms — from the desecration of Jewish cemeteries to bomb threats against Jewish institutions.

Cumo said Saturday that state law enforcement are focused on finding whoever is behind the threats.

“We have posted rewards for information leading to the arrest. We have a special state police investigation team,” he said.

On Friday, a man in Missouri was arrested for allegedly threatening several Jewish institutions across the country, including the Anti-Defamation League headquarters in New York. He’s been charged with only a small fraction of the dozens of recent threats and anti-Semitic acts that have bubbled up in the past few months.

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