Before Meghan Markle married Prince Harry and became literal royalty, she was best known for her role as Rachel Zane on the long-running legal drama Suits. Like most actors and actresses, Meghan got her start in the entertainment industry with an acting-adjacent job on TV. Back in 2006, Meghan starred as a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal. She was even on the popular game show at the same time as Chrissy Teigen.
Now that Meghan is a Duchess, though, people from her past get asked about her all the time. Recently, Us Weekly asked former Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandell about the Duchess of Sussex and he had some interesting things to say. Mandell told the celebrity gossip magazine he doesn’t think Meghan will ever make a return to acting, despite rumors she’d appear in the final seasons of Suits.
According to Mandell, a royal life was always in the cards for Meghan. “Well, she’ll be seen on television, because she’s a duchess,” he continued. “But that was her plan. I used to say to her, ‘Meghan, open the case.’ And she used to say, ‘Not now, I’m doing some work on becoming a duchess.’ It was the master plan, so I don’t think she’ll come back for us.”
Though it’s totally possible Mandell was joking around with this anecdote (or that Meghan was joking around back in the day), it seems like Meghan predicted her life as a member of the British royal family over a decade ago. If the crown fits, wear it.
Everyone knows that Ariana Grande’s ponytail is her thing, so it’s quite a sight to see the pop titan cut the iconic ponytail in her new fragrance ad, which is appropriately named “thank u, next.”
On Thursday (September 19), the pop titan launched the perfume with a lengthy TV spot, which mocks her music video of the same name, where she recreated teen classics like Mean Girls, Legally Blonde and Bring It On. Unlike her viral video, this ad sees everyone in school, including Victoria Monet and new mom Colleen Ballinger, gossip about the perfume. “Supposedly she uses juicy raspberries in it so I’ve only been eating juicy raspberries for months so my breast milk will taste like her perfume smells,” the former says.
“Rumor has it, she put part of her ponytail in it,” another person says, before viewers catch a glimpse of Grande literally cutting her ponytail and putting it into the perfume. “Honestly, I’m not the biggest Ariana Grande fan, but I do hear the new fragrance is… somewhat promising,” Grande says towards the end of the video.
“thank u, next,” which is a collaboration with Ulta Beauty, serves as her seventh fragrance. “I wanted to make a fragrance that smells related to my first fragrance Ari but more summery, so I revisited Ari’s fruity pear and raspberry notes and changed it up by adding some coconut,” she previously said in a statement. “I was inspired to design a bottle that represented the message of my song ‘thank u next’—the emergence of the perfume from the broken heart represents moving forward from a challenging chapter.”