On this week’s encore episode of “Pop Life” we meet Royal Watcher Robert Lacey, author of “Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult.” We talk scandal, the rift between the brothers and whether the twio princes will ever reconcile.
“I do not think one can expect the two brothers to come back together and work inside the royal family,” he says. “I think Harry’s destiny for the foreseeable future is in North America. I think he likes the freedom of expression that he’s got there. But let’s not forget, covid has played a very sad role in this. Even when Harry and Meghan left Britain in March this year, they were planning to come back in the summer to spend time at their cottage in Windsor. The first thing they did when they secured their Netflix contract was to pay off all the debts on that cottage. So that is clearly part of their future lifestyle with Archie and any other children who may be on the way. But I think for the foreseeable future, we’re going to see William doing the work for that generation of the royal family. And Harry and Meghan will be creating their own new reality in California.”
Then, the Pop Life Panel, Lacey, CTV NewsChannel anchor Beverly Thomson and Chef John Higgins, who has cooked for the Queen at Buckingham Palace and on the Royal Yacht Britannia. They discuss the obsession with Royals and what the future holds for the Royal Family.
Film critic and pop culture historian Richard Crouse shares a toast with celebrity guests and entertainment pundits every week on CTV News Channel’s talk show POP LIFE.
Featuring in-depth discussion and debate on pop culture and modern life, POP LIFE features sit-down interviews with celebrities from across the entertainment world, including rock legends Sting and Bob Geldof, musicians Josh Groban and Sarah Brightman, comedian Ken Jeong, writer Fran Lebowitz, superstar jazz musician Diana Krall, stand-up comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell, actors Danny DeVito and Jay Baruchel, celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Nigella Lawson, and many more.
On the December 20, 2020 episode of the Richard Crouse Show we meet Jamaican-American reggae musician, singer and DJ Shaggy who is here to talk about his new reggae-themed holiday album “Christmas in the Island.”
Next is Harnarayan Singh, host of the Punjabi-language broadcast of Hockey Night in Canada and the author of a fascinating new memoir called “One Game at a Time: My Journey from Small-Town Alberta to Hockey’s Biggest Stage.” In this interview we talk about the FIRST memoir he wrote… when he was six years old, what it was like growing up as a Sikh kid playing hockey in rural Alberta and much more.
Then, think you’ve got problems with the family? Robert Lacey’s book would be hard to top for stories of family disfunction. “Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult” is the final word on the battle royale between the two famous brothers. Also, if you’ve been watching “The Crown,” and who hasn’t been? You’ve seen his work. He’s the historical consultant on that popular Netflix show.
Finally, we meet “Soul” co-directors Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, producer Dana Murray and Canadian story lead Trevor Jimenez.
Each week on the nationally syndicated Richard Crouse Show, Canada’s most recognized movie critic brings together some of the most interesting and opinionated people from the movies, television and music to put a fresh spin on news from the world of lifestyle and pop-culture. Tune into this show to hear in-depth interviews with actors and directors, to find out what’s going on behind the scenes of your favourite shows and movies and get a new take on current trends. Recent guests include Ethan Hawke, director Brad Bird, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Eric Roberts, Brian Henson, Jonathan Goldsmith a.k.a. “The most interesting man in the world,” and best selling author Linwood Barclay.
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