5 things to know this morning: Ivanka Trump branded a 'ghoul,' Tonya Harding backlash, and royal wedding drama

Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far. 

1. Tonya Harding courts controversy
She never took home an Olympic medal, but former figure skater Tonya Harding now has a one-in-three chance of winning a mirrorball trophy after advancing to the Dancing with the Stars final — much to the annoyance of people still reeling from that whole Nancy Kerrigan scandal. Read more >


2. American Airlines cracks down on emotional support animals
Bad news for your emotional support sugar glider: American Airlines has issued a new ban on goats, rodents, and reptiles including snakes, regardless of their support animal status. On the bright side, miniature horses may still fly if they’ve been trained as a service animal. Read more >

3. Ivanka Trump called a “ghoul”
Ivanka Trump’s visit to Israel has landed her on the cover of the New York Daily News, which blasted the first daughter and White House adviser for putting a positive spin on her trip, despite Palestinians’ being killed and injured. Read more >


4. Meghan Markle deals with dad drama
Meghan Markle is facing some last-minute royal wedding drama, as her father has claimed he won’t be walking her down the aisle after all. Thomas Markle Sr. blamed recent heart troubles and a fear of further embarrassing his daughter after he was caught staging paparazzi photos. Kensington Palace, meanwhile, has issued a statement asking for “understanding and respect.” Read more > 

5. Kristen Stewart emerges as a red carpet hero
Kristen Stewart has officially stolen the show at Cannes, and all she had to do was take off her high heels and walk the red carpet in bare feet. The actress has previously criticized the pressure on female stars to wear heels at the festival. Read more > 

Kristen Stewart scrapped her heels at the Cannes premiere of BlacKkKlansman on Monday. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Thanks for reading! Come back this evening for your p.m. pop culture roundup.

 

 

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