Duchess Meghan signs with WME after being courted by ‘numerous agencies’

Remember when one South Park episode completely ended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s hopes and dreams within California? Remember how the self-styled British experts of all things Hollywood insisted that no one wants to work with Meghan and Harry, that their massively successful Netflix docuseries and Harry’s bestselling memoir would make them unpopular in royalist Hollywood? Yeah. So, the Duchess of Sussex has just signed with WME, one of the largest and most powerful agencies for creatives. According to Variety, Meghan has been courted by “numerous” agencies for years, and she’s finally decided to sign with WME.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has signed for representation with WME, Variety can report exclusively. The signing represents a crown jewel for WME, one might say, as numerous agency rivals have tried to land the public figure formerly known as Meghan Markle since she and husband Prince Harry moved to California in 2020.

Her team at WME will be led by power agent turned Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel. She’ll also work with Brad Slater, the rep and brand architect for Dwayne Johnson, and longtime Serena Williams agent Jill Smoller. Additionally, WME will assume representation of Archewell, her and Prince Harry’s content creation label. Film and television production, brand partnerships, and overall business-building will be explored. Acting will not be an area of focus.

The relationship signifies that Meghan is looking to zero in on her enterprise efforts. Her lifelong advocacy for women, mothers and girls will remain a thread in her professional work. In her Variety cover story last year, she discussed her ambitions around Archewell original content (she and Harry are currently engaged in a deal with Netflix).

Thus far, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have produced two docuseries with Netflix, including “Harry & Meghan.” That series represents the most-streamed documentary premiere in Netflix history, with 81.5 million minutes watched in its first week.

Meghan is a global icon, topping lists such as TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People, The Financial Times’ 25 Most Influential Women, Variety Power of Women, and British Vogue’s Vogue 25.

[From Variety]

Global icon? Most-streamed? Most influential? I can feel the seething and tantrums from Salt Island from here. And to work personally with Ari Emmanuel, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and politics? In addition to being one of the most powerful agents in Hollywood, Ari Emmanuel is a huge fundraiser for Democrats and very well-connected in the Democratic Party. It’s amazing that Jill Smoller is coming on board too – J-Smoll is well known to Serena Williams’ fans, and J-Smoll and Serena have been together since the very start of Serena’s career. Serena considers Jill to be part of the Williams family. Once again, Meghan’s friends and allies are looking out for her.

Also: “brand partnerships” – I swear to God, I’ve been dying for Meghan and Harry to get some brand partnerships. Dior ambassadorships WHEN??

Photos courtesy of Archewell, Variety YouTube video and ‘Ted Talk’.

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  1. Pinkosaurus says:

    Talk about overshadowing the Chubbly just by living. Wow just wow. I can’t wait to see what she does next.

    • OzJennifer says:

      Yes, how dare this be announced just days before the Shiny Hat event! Overshadowing! Slap in the face! Treason! 🙂

      • Chloe says:

        Royalists can simply not with a straight face argue that this is overshadowing, while simultaneously promoting a party that was chosen to be held on archies birthday. They just can’t

      • Kingston says:

        Tee hee hee…………isnt it delicious!!??

        Imma go ahead and pin my hopes and expectations on the belief that big, powerful agencies like WME dont make a bombshell announcement like this and then allow a year and a day to pass before they begin rolling out campaigns……projects……..and announce brand partnership deals.

        Oooooooooohhhhhhhhh! Can you imagine if the week beginning Monday May 1, 2023, we get the first of M’s new campaigns under WME!!!???!!!

      • Snuffles says:


        Yes!! Something like this has probably been in the works for months and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some new stuff rolling out next week.

      • CarltonB says:

        First off, it’s “shiny hat thingy”, the only event taking place on May 6 is Archie Day

      • jennifer romans says:

        Shiny hat thingy ….HEE!

    • Jojo says:

      I’m afraid I have to admit to needing a bit more context and/or further explanation to understand what this development actually means for Meghan. From the excited Twitter reactions of US folks who clearly understand the import of signing with WME and working with Ari Emmanuel (both unheard of entities to this little ol’ average, boring, suburban Brit) I can tell this is a good thing. I just genuinely don’t know why it’s seen as so huge.

      In my complete ignorance of these background aspects of the US celebrity world I can only say I’m really pleased if this signing (?) is a good thing for Meghan because she deserves all good things to come her way imo. If anyone here does have a spare minute to post & explain to me what this actually means for her & Archewell on a practical level I’d be very grateful. I always thought agents were just firms that entertainers paid to find them work & ensure negotiations for contracts were done properly/legally (so embarrassed at my utter ignorance 😳).

      • UNCDancer says:

        More than anything it’s validation of bankability of Meghan, Harry and Archewell. Creative agencies want to sign talent because they think they can make very big deals with them. So in short, you are right. But for agencies like WME. they do those same things at a massive scale. And Ari Emmanuel is a king maker in Hollywood so he takes it all to the next level. So for example rather than Harry and Meghan having to work through Netflix for whatever their next documentary may be, WME is the body that can help them make it happen on their own. If Dior wants to Harry to wear their suits, WME makes sure they pay him and gives a shit ton to every charity to the Prince cares about. And WME makes a ton off the top.

      • Snuffles says:


        You’ve got the gist of it. But a powerful agency can get her rooms where she couldn’t before. Bring forth ideas she probably never thought of before. Get her the RIGHT kind of PR for her projects. Elevate her projects. And most of all, an agent will do all of the dirty work of being a ball busting negotiator and advocate for her and her projects.

        To get an idea, watch the character Ari from Entourage. It’s based on Ari Emanuel, Meghan’s new agent.


      • Jessica says:

        I’m not sure why the article didn’t answer your questions. It’s right there: this is not just “hiring an agent”. This is being courted by multiple top agencies, landing at one of the very best agencies, and being repped by the most powerful and famous and well-connected agents at their firm. How is that confusing?

      • CrazyHeCallsMe says:

        JoJo take a look at WME’s website to get a better understanding of the scope of what they do: https://www.wmeagency.com/expertise/

      • garrity says:

        All of the above, BUT ALSO:

        WME is there to protect its talent. Outlets who try to bully and smear their talent (looking at you, Murdoch) no longer get access to the *other* talent they represent. So it’s a bit like joining a union, too. If you look up who WME represents, you start to get why it is that the British tabloids have fallen suddenly silent this morning.

        AND ALSO: Ari Emmanuel is the brother of Rahm Emmanuel – one of Obama’s political lieutenants. Ari both runs/owns(?) the agency overall and is PERSONALLY taking on Meghan. This puts her work into the immediate orbit of the Obamas . . . who already like Harry so well. So there’s real political clout in the move.

      • one of the marys says:

        Jessica it’s not confusing but it’s unfamiliar. I was going to ask the same question. What is the motivation for this move and what can the agency do that Archewell can’t already do? I’m not at all familiar with that milieu, those titles and job descriptions.

      • Lurker 25 says:


        As others have said, you’ve got the gist of what a regular agent would do for an actor/entertainer.
        William Morris Endeavor is bigger because it encompasses so much more. For example: book deals, speaking engagement fees, production deals (to produce content for more than one streamer, to come in as partners with other production teams, etc). Brand ambassador deals that are more than modeling/advertising work but instead could be profit-sharing capsule collections.
        Big agencies like WMA and CAA also “bundle talent” so Meghan would get a crack at projects written/conceived by other creatives repped by WMA, if the agents thought it was a good fit.
        This means Spotify’s $30M for Archwell Audio’s Archetypes will seem like a steal once WMA starts shopping the next Archwell audio projects around.
        It’s also Ari Emmanuel’s rep – he knows everyone, and everyone owes him. His brother Rahm is a political operative who helped get Obama the presidency, served as his first chief of staff and then became mayor of Chicago. Ari’s other brother, the quiet one, is a reknow surgeon.

        Ari is fearedv and revered in a business packed with powerful people with huge personalities.
        Ari just got married to the woman who designs Staud – the pink linen shorts suit Meghan wore to the basket ball game was by her.

      • Jojo says:

        Thank you @Uncdancer, @Snuffles, @Crazyhecallsme @GARRITY, @Lurker 25. I’ll look at those links you’ve posted & I’ve already been Googling like mad today to learn more, over and above the basic rhetoric of she’s now in with ‘big time reps’.

        @Jessica. I wasn’t confused, just asked for a bit more insight from those more in the know into why this development was viewed as so so huge. Thanks for your reply anyway.

        I’m now beginning to get an idea of the bigger picture & wider implications of the scope, breadth, influence & power of the company and of the names involved. Also, how being with them might help free her from the BM/RF bullying, trolling, hate onslaughts which is my biggest wish for her.

      • Laura D says:

        @jojo – I have to admit, I too didn’t understand the importance of WME. Thanks to everyone who explained to those of us on the other side of the pond what this means.

        A special thank-you to @garrity because your post confirmed what I hoped this announcement meant. That this union means the Sussexes (especially Meghan) now has SERIOUS protection from the gutter-press in the UK.

      • AnneL says:

        Ari Emmanuel is a well-known agent with a deserved reputation for being tough, aggressive, and working really hard on behalf of his clients. He’s abrasive but he gets s**t done. He’s one of those agents who is kind of a star in his own right. And he was the inspiration for the character of Ari on “Entourage,” the agent played by Jeremy Piven. I loved that character. Piven might be a jerk IRL but he’s a great actor.

      • maisie says:

        This partnership allows Meghan to leverage her global brand in ways that will protect her while simultaneously expanding her reach and visibility.

        AND it will turn off the spigot of filth coming out of Fleet Street against her. Any paper that runs negative crap on her is going to get a C&D letter tout de suite, and their access to other WME clients is going to be shut off.

        Camilla’s stock just took a nosedive.

        It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

      • Ang says:

        Meghan and Harry seemed to do quite well (understatement) cutting deals themselves. Not sure why they need an agent whose top client is Dwayne Johnson.
        I don’t believe for one second there isn’t a room in the world into which Meghan wouldn’t be welcome.
        If they manage her affairs, great. Takes that off her plate. But I don’t get the people saying this is some huge coup that will make her. She’s made.

      • Concern Fae says:

        One other thing having a powerful agent does is set the bar for who you are looking to work with. When they were running this themselves, they had to be the ones to say no to inappropriate proposals. “Talk to Ari at WME” gets rid of all that.

        One interesting point for the tabloids is that this means rota articles can get a denial or no comment from WME without Meghan or Harry having to get involved. And they’ll have no excuse for not reaching out to ask.

      • Rackel says:

        If you know agents you know jeremy Piven based ari off of his agent at the time. Ari Emanuel decided to take credit for it. First season ari was old agent ari, then they started working ari Emanuel in. Example ari Emanuel doesn’t read scripts. Old agent would read everything.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        The initial treatment Doug Ellin wrote for the pitch to HBO for Entourage had the Ari character based off of Jeff Jacobs, Ellin’s agent. The idea for Entourage was centered around Wahlberg’s life. It would make sense that Vincent Chase be more like Ari Emanuel than Jeff Jacobs. Doug Ellin’s words:

        Congratulations to Meghan! This is BIG!

        Hopefully it will shut down the RR’s some at least. Hard to say. I had to laugh too about K.Schofield claiming a few months ago that she works with “several publicists” in LA who “told” her people are hesitant to work with the Sussexes. Guess KS & said publicists didn’t have a clue Meghan was being courted by a number of agencies. WME is huge.

      • UNeed2CalmDown says:

        Lol Jessica, you okay?

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Ack! correction: Ari Gold be more like Ari Emanuel-Vincent Chase is the Wahlberg’s character name.

      • Rackel says:

        @ agreatreck if you ever met Jeremy pevins agent at the time you would know, he as the actor, was thinking about his agent. It makes sense that the actor used HIS frame of reference. Which was his agent at the time. Jeremy knows a lot of agents because his parents was HUGE HUGE behind the scenes people. But he hadnt net ari e yet. And I don’t call Jeremy a nepobaby because he doesn’t take roles he can’t do.

        Again, ari doesn’t do a lot of things that ari gold does in the show.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Sure, Entourage writers probably exaggerated, i.e., heavily dramatized the Ari Gold character for comic-effect, but it ain’t for nothing that the character is based on Ari Emmanuel. His brother, Rahm Emmanuel, is known for his tough, no-nonsense reputation too.

        Someone commenting on the YouTube montage re the Ari Gold character, indicates that Ari Emmanuel told the producers they had to give Jeremy Piven the role, or else not base the character on him, and not use his first name! BTW, Piven won a Golden Globe and three consecutive Emmy Awards for his portrayal. ✨

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Rackel, who was Jeremy Piven’s agent at that time that you think he used his initial frame of reference on? JP was with CAA back then, I believe. My understanding is that Patti Felker, an entertainment lawyer, did/does most of his deal brokering. Someone at CAA? would come across possible work for him and it would then be passed on to her. Could be wrong? If Doug Ellin’s words didn’t mean anything, how ’bout Piven’s? starting at 2:20 mark


        I have no doubt Piven knows a lot of agents or that his parents would know a lot of people too. They founded the Piven Theatre Workshop in 1971. Nationally acclaimed. Located in Evanston, IL. They weren’t behind the scenes in Hollywood. If that’s what you meant.

    • Whyforthelove says:

      A tiny evil part of me hope WME’s first act as representatives of the Meghan Empire Brand was to announce this days before the Shiny Hat ceremony to give Charles a taste of whatbBolkywoodnreally thinks of him.

    • Acha says:

      I do just love how whenever Meghan goes quiet the narratives begin, “Oh she’s hiding because she’s ashamed and scared and only Harry can give her limelight.”

      But actually, she’s just busy working her butt off, on a schedule that the RR can’t predict because they’re not used to anyone working instead of leaking.


      • Lorelei says:

        @Garrity I knew this was huge, but the “protection” aspect didn’t even occur to me and I love it.

        As for the people asking why it’s a big deal, Ari Emanuel is pretty much a household name, in a country where most people couldn’t name any other person in his line of work.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ I absolutely L O V E the p-r-o-t-e-c-t-i-o-n aspect of this WME representation. Our Duchess Meghan deserves to be protected, and she deserves to have peace and a feeling of safety and calm in which to do her best creative work. She deserves not to have to worry about her own well-being, nor be anxious about her family’s safety and protection.

    • Carmen says:

      That was my first reaction when I saw this on Twitter last night. Angela Levin tearing her wig to shreds screaming “She’s stealing Charles’s spotlight again! MAKE HER STOPPPP!!”

      • Angie says:

        Just imagine someone TV host trash talking about Meghan daily and she/he needs guest on their show. No wonder those loosers where quiet this morning. All these fake journalist and pundits going on TV daily saying how she feels or what she said all lies. They could easily get a letter from a lawyer on her behalf. I am so happy for Meghan.

    • TheFarmer'sWife says:

      What’s the problem? Didn’t king chuckles tell Harry there was no money for Meghan–that she’d have to pay her own way? So, she’s done that! She’s ensured the ability to earn the funds necessary to keep her prince in a much better lifestyle than he was accustomed to: a home with room to roam and isn’t falling down or leaking, clothes that fit him properly and not purchased on the sale rack at Mark’s and Spencer, food that is healthy eaten with people who adore him, real friends who aren’t selling him out to tabloids, children who will be raised to know what the truth is and what to do with it…what could possibly be the problem? Is the royal rota angry because they once again knew nothing about this? Are chuckles, side chick, peggington, and wiglet upset because Harry’s wife has proven how profitable intelligence, hard work, and being kind and generous can be? Remember, there’s still time to listen and learn!

      • WaterDragon says:

        @TheFarmer’sWife So eloquently stated! I was thinking the same things, but you said it so much better.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Oh exactly @TheFarmer’sWife. Preach! I never worried about M&H’s ability to make it on their own. What I was anxious over was the way the rota/BM, the Tories, and the BaRF made it absolutely clear they were gonna wage endless war against the Sussexes for daring to have the spine to walk away, for daring to exist in deep love with each other, for daring to exude the charm, charisma, caring, and work ethic so reminiscent of Diana before them! Indeed M&H embody the rebellious spirit of Diana.

        Not only were M&H highly successful and productive on their own during the pandemic, they quickly built a body of work and caring philanthropy that more than anything is the huge reason why they garnered interest from big-time, big-league players, not only in Hollywood, but in global corporate business circles. Plus, they always had influential connections and friends in high places. But straight-up, when the chips were down, it was Mr. Tyler Perry who came to the Sussexes’ physical rescue at a serious time of need. All the stars have most definitely aligned!

        I was the first to coin the phrase, and I continue to say: ‘Diana’s Revenge’ is epic, and will not be thwarted. ✨ 🌠

      • Cassie says:

        Thefarmerswife that is a beautifully put summation of the whole saga .

        Thank you ❤

      • Beverley says:

        Thank you, TheFarmersWife.

  2. Southern Fried says:

    This is so exciting, can’t wait to see what’s coming. Sounds like a perfect fit.

    • swaz says:

      It does sound like a perfect fit 😂I’m so happy for them, they needed a powerful company to look out for them. They’ve been abused for soo long, even the Daily Fail is finding it hard to put a negative spin on it😀 TEAM SUSSEX 😍

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Me too!! Meghan, with Harry, will now have the power to achieve the many endeavors and then some with this partnership. We ain’t seen nothing yet!!

      I am simply giddy that Meghan is being seen as who she truly is. Compassionate, empathetic, caring and more than anything, wanting to lend a hand to those who need it the most.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Yes, for sure @BothSidesNow. H&M have fought the tough fight, and stayed true to themselves and to each other. They have responded to their enemies with strategic precision, fierceness, and grace. Now, they are moving on to even greener pastures. “For everything there is a season, and a time…” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

        As Harry said in the Netflix documentary, after all the sturm und drang, he feels that now, at this time of new transitions, “Our love story as a couple is just beginning…”

    • Well Wisher says:

      Indeed, and she does not have to act.

  3. C-Shell says:

    This is just fricking awesome. WME is just all over social media crowing about this coup. It’s beautiful to watch, and I cannot WAIT to see what they do together.

    • sunny says:

      Huge news! Truly, a sign of how powerful their brand is and also an indication that their brand, wealth, and her star power will only continue to grow.

      I was so excited when I read the news. Also another example of Meghan surrounding herself with excellent people. She continues to make boss moves and i continue to root for her.

    • Petra (Brazen Archetyped Phenomenal Woman) says:

      I’ve being laughing like a crazy witch since this news broke. The joy is is glorious.

      hahhahhahahhahahahhahahahha! Life is good.

    • windyriver says:

      We should give credit where credit is due; sure, Meghan (and Harry) has intelligence, creativity, integrity, and a top-notch work ethic, but thanks are also owing to the BM and RF, who, by keeping her name in the news every.single.day for 5, 6, 7 years, made sure she’s a global icon highly valuable to an organization like WME.

      The above is of course mostly sarcasm, but you gotta love the fact that the RF/BM created exactly what they feared, and will find out very soon just how big a mistake they made.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        windyriver, that’s exactly what I was thinking. They should pat themselves on the back.

      • C-Shell says:

        Schadenfreude! @windyriver, you are not wrong! 😂

      • Debbie says:

        Well, just the fact that the BM and RF didn’t learn after all their experiences with Diana just is flabbergasting. They made the same mistake with Meghan and I, for one, couldn’t be happier when it works out in Meghan’s favor. (Just thought I’d rub a bit more salt in there.)

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ LOL @Windyriver, the Salty Isle clout chasers have been FA and FO just what a huge mistake they made and continue to make ever since the notorious, ‘They coulda had a bad b*tch’ final royal appearances by H&M, in March 2020. Otherwise known as Meg’s fire and ice royal rainbow tour! 😀 🤎 💯

    • Kathleen says:

      So why am I worried? I watched the you tube clip about him and he is terrifying in his intensity and take no prisoners attitude. He could as easily destroy anyone as make them top dog. I hope this is great for H&M.

  4. Jeannine says:

    Succeeding well is the BEST revenge.

    • JM says:

      Yes! I got goosebumps for her while reading this (and ruined a fresh leg shave haha). She wasn’t the greatest actress on Suits but there is just something magnetic about her + all her charity work. I hope she becomes the next big mogul in whatever industry she chooses while Kate cries into her cake.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ While Meg did not have huge range as an actor, she was exceedingly competent, professional, and she always knew her lines. Plus, she understood a lot about stage lighting, and about what working on the set of a tv series was all about, thanks to her after school days on the set of ‘Married With Children.’ Meg gained her love of cooking from working with Craft Services on the set. Those workers looked after her in order to keep her away from some of the raunchier scenes of the tv show.

        Meg also busted her butt for years hitting the pavement going on audition after audition, and receiving numerous rejections. Far from giving into disappointment, Meg tried to stay positive by writing an anonymous diary of her acting travails. She also supported herself by working as a waitress and famously as a calligrapher. Chief among her work for clients, Meg created the wedding invitations for Paula Patton and Robin Thicke.

        As well, Meg was a fast learner, a savvy networker, and a glass half full go-getter. She learned how to apply and to put to good use all the lessons and advice that came her way. One bit of wise counsel came from a casting agent who didn’t give Meg a job, but gave her this gem which Meg never forgot, later passing it on to her Tig followers: “Don’t try to be someone you’re not. Always be yourself, because YOU ARE ENOUGH!”

    • LB says:

      @Jeannine – So true! WTG Meghan! Wishing H&M continued healing and that they succeed and thrive!

  5. Snuffles says:

    The scream I scrumpt when I read the news last night!! The world is about to see a LOT more of Meghan now!! Give me EVERYTHING!!!

    “ And to work personally with Ari Emmanuel, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and politics?”

    Ari is not to be fucked around with. All those haters rants are gonna be jet fuel for Ari’s soul. If the royal rota lost their shit when Meghan shows her face for 1 minute at a Ted Talk and left the house to watch a basketball game, they’re gonna vaporize on the spot when WME gets to work.

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      I thought the same thing. The RR and the BRF are gonna have to learn to tone down their attacks ASAP because Ari ain’t gonna be playing with them. He’s the proverbial gun in a knife fight. Salt Island is going to have to find a new target to hate.

      • LBB says:

        Ooohhhh, I love this reply!

      • JM says:

        I can’t wait to see Ari destroy those self righteous jerks. There is no sweetheart deal between the RR and the American Media like there is with the BM

      • Smart&Messy says:

        I love this! I’m giddy with expectation about how this will play out with the BM and the BaRF. The pitty leaks, giggly wiglets and clenched fists will crumble to dust. Game on Camilla (she is the only halfway formidable enemy)!

      • DeeSea says:

        More like a ceremonial gold-stick fight. These delusional amateurs are about to Find Out!

      • Harper says:

        Tabloids are going to tabloid, but I think what’s fabulous about WME’s defense of Meghan is that the more respectable papers like The Times of London, (whose reporters trash Meghan on the regular) is going to have to really watch it’s tone now. The Times has major entertainment sections and writers that need access to the top US movie stars and celebrities and can’t afford to be blackballed because its Rota members want to keep abusing Meghan.

        So it seems as if Ari Emmanuel just outmaneuvered Prince Willy the Hater and may have effectively muzzled Valentine Low and Roya Nikkhah as well.

    • Seraphina says:

      Well, I don’t know much about this topic but if you are all correct, I think BaRF may have lost this chess game. Check Mate.

      • Little Red says:

        Exactly what I was thinking. This is a checkmate-level move on H&M’s part.

        No American media outlet will want to cross WME so do you think this mean opportunities to appear on US media outlets will disappear for members of the RR?

      • Kingston says:


        Oooooooh giiiiiirlllll! I’m looking forward to WME telling those m0r0ns on cbs/nbc/abc/cnn that if they persist in using RotaRats and other shidt-talking, asslicking monarchists from shidthole country to discuss H&M, they will LOSE access to other US A-listers.

      • Whyforthelove says:

        Seraphina if half of what I (about as far away from Hollywood as a person can be) have heard about WME is true the Royal family lost the chess match, Ari flipped the board over and dumped his drink on Charles shiny new hat.

      • Duch says:

        LittleRed if that’s what this means (and I hope it does) then this *is* fantastic news. I wonder if in the run-up to this announcement today, that tge agency also helped with Meghan’s recent statement about the letters. It’s her tone but the writing of that was impeccable- bet she had another brain or 2 from WME helping make that statement “sing.”

        Or “singe”. Lol

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ @Duch, Meg already knows how to respond to Salty Isle nonces. She hasn’t needed much help crafting responses previously, tho’ sure it’s nice to have more strategists and eyeballs on written responses. Remember the bomb Meg dropped on the ‘Fail’ and Harmsworth! The average person didn’t know who Harmsworth was till Meg revealed his name and his identity in her response to winning her suit against Mail online. 💪 Go back and read her expert mike drop. LOL!

        In addition, it was Meg who coined ‘the carnival of experts’ phrase when she and Haz were fed up by the rota crossing the line to dare piddling off about Archie’s birth certificate around the time H&M had happy news to share re Meg’s pregnancy with Lili! Of course, Meg will now be freed up to not even bother having to think about replying to such craven nonsense!!! Meghan FTW!!! 💯 ✌️

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    • QuiteContrary says:

      Love this take, Snuffles and I AM HERE FOR IT.

      This just completely undercuts the royal rota’s narrative — looking at you, Camilla Tominey — and more importantly will help Meghan to elevate the profile of her work. It’s glorious.

    • Whyforthelove says:

      I can not wait to watch Ari Emanuel take on the Rota. They ARE NOT READY for what he will unleash on them and I am so so so happy lol. Meghan will make WME even richer and maybe finally they can give her and Harry some peace. What an ideal match. The Rota have been slinging mud in their sandbox and making people cry for years. I can wait until Ari send in the dump truck full of earth movers to pile the mud right back on. Oh and those 18 people we represent who had interviews scheduled….they can’t make it now as they are allergic to sand.

      • Duch says:

        Yeah if he’s anything like the street fighter his brother is, then I expect he is relishing this fight. The BRF is a large, messy, loud enemy and and he’ll be on the side of right. This will be fascinating!

      • Lorelei says:

        I sure as sh!t wouldn’t want to be going up against Ari Emanuel! This makes Edward Young and everyone like him look like children playing in a sandbox.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I have never heard of this man but my God, if he can do what everyone is saying he can and finally pull the plug on the vicious Brit media’s smearing of the Sussexes and force the Palace idiots to play nicer, then it’s a great day indeed. What a splendid move!

      • HamsterJam says:

        Rahm Emanuel famously reminded everyone that there are 18 wheels under that bus

  6. OriginalMich says:

    I mean, it’s no “Golden Stick in Waiting” but I guess this news is pretty good.

    • OriginalMich says:

      p.s. I give it till Sunday for Salt Island to spin this into proof that our girl has political ambitions.

      • BW says:

        OOOOO, Meghan for president of the USA!!! Can you imagine what salt island would do if Prince Harry was our First Gentleman?

      • Smart&Messy says:

        And Meghan would be President while Baldingham is ceremonial head of state. Haha that would be awsome XD

      • Ang says:

        @smartandmessy Hilarious! Can’t wait!

      • Bee says:

        This idea comes up every so often, but I think Meghan wants peace in her life and more control over her projects. Her vision is global, not getting in slapfights with politicians.

    • Becks1 says:

      I don’t know if its because its Friday, because I’m tired, or just because this is a completely hilarious statement, but I am dying over this comment. DYING.

    • DancingCorgi says:

      @originalmich And you win the spit out my coffee involuntarily award!

    • Jojo says:

      🤣🤣 @ORIGINALMICH. That comparison is hilarious. Along with today’s Meghan/Archewell news your comment has made my day a much happier one.

      @BW What a dream that would be. Piers Morgan, Wooton et al and incandescent Willy would literally self destruct with ire. Harry would indeed make a fantastic and charismatic First Gentleman. This ‘Salt Island’ (lol) resident would be much prouder of him making a good & useful contribution to the world in that role than I ever would have been watching him miserably cutting ribbons or cosplaying medieval court with the RF low-lifes for the rest of his days.

    • Christine says:

      I am on the floor!!!

      • sammi says:

        Harry would be a great with all the military functions/ceremonies and he would love it too! He would represent The President, His wife, so well in America and visiting other military type invitations all around the world…….maybe even the UK? Perhaps not!

  7. Layla says:

    I’d love to see her at something like the White House correspondents’ dinner. And more advocatebwork for maternal mental health and paid parental leave
    I really wish she collaborates with melody Hobson or someone equally powerful on financial literacy for young girls and women. That would be Amazing!! And omg the Tig!!!!
    So many opportunities now. Sorry guys I’m really excited about this!

    💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻Queen Meghan era here we come! The tabloids and courtiers (and if the newspapers are to be believed, the RF) better have their tissues ready. They’ll be crying buckets of salty tears 💅

    • Snuffles says:

      Oooh! I love the idea of attending the White House correspondents dinner!! I crashed that a few times back in the day. It was a blast. Probably couldn’t get away with that today.

      But, yeah, showing up and schmoozing with political power players would break the RRs brain. Plus, it would be a great opportunity to further the causes the Sussex’s work towards.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Snuffles, I need more!! You crashed several WH dinners??? You gotta start spill ing some tea here!!!

      • JanetDR says:

        Yes Snuffles! We need to know 😃

      • Snuffles says:


        Well, I’d like to reiterate that it was the 90s and there is no way in hell anyone would be able to get away with it now.

        The first time I did it was during the height of the X-Files and I heard Gillian Anderson was going to be there. I was obsessed with meeting her. (I did, she was gorgeous, tiny as hell and very sweet to me).

        I scoped out the location a few day’s earlier and figured out that while the ballroom is heavily secured, the rest of the hotel less so. On the day of, I showed up incredibly early and convinced the staff at the concierge desk to let me pretend I worked there. Which, shockingly, they did. I think they even went on break and left me to deal with the guests. I’m proud to say I assisted Brian Williams and Al Franken earlier in the day. Again, no way in hell it would work today.

        When the guests started arriving. I left the desk and just watched people. By then, security had blocked off the entrance and others weren’t allowed in. So, I was sitting pretty.

        During the actual event, like I said, the ballroom was heavily secured but the bathrooms weren’t. So, I just plopped myself at a table and watched the comings and goings. Asked for autographs and pictures of the celebrities I was interested in.

        Then after the President left, the media outlets were holding parties in various conference rooms. So I made my way through them. I met Newt Gingrich (he liked my outfit 🤣). Michael Douglas (he did too!). Oh, and just a slew of other celebrities from Bon Jovi, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone, Warren Beatty to G Gordon Liddy. It was a a gas!

        I’m too old for that shit now and would never do it again. But back then I was very young and damned adorable. Like I told my friends the next day when they asked how I managed it. I said “Because I’m little and I’m cute!”

      • Lorelei says:

        @Snuffles, I bow down to you. This is some master-level sleuthing. You and I would get along well IRL! I once pretended to be a member of the press and got away with it just by acting like I belonged there and not making eye contact with anyone, and I didn’t have so much as a lanyard. But your story is seriously impressive!

      • Christine says:

        You are my hero, Snuffles! That is SO COOL.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Snuffles I just showed my husband this comment and said that I wish I was friends with you IRL because we’d be a formidable team 😂 (He agreed)

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        OMG..I love this story @Snuffles! Reading It I thought I was reading another one of the adventures by one of my siblings whose lifelong shenanigans (in a fun, good and not illegal way) should be a book. Tiny and cute.check Ability to talk people into things.check Adventuresome.check She’s in her early 60’s now (looks like she is at most in mid forties) and still, these things happen. You’re not too old to continue on. (maybe not crashing a WH correspondents dinner) so awesome.

        This sister has the ability to exchange conversations and get to know people within 15 minutes, that, the next thing you know, you’re receiving free drinks and appetizers. It’s magic, charm and charisma. Love this. Work it.

        Important question. Benjamin Bratt. Was he steaming the heat when you were face to face with him?

      • aftershocks says:

        @BothSidesNow, the White House Correspondents Dinner never takes place inside the WH. As @Snuffles pointed out, she got into the hotel where it was taking place years ago. @Snuffles would never have been able to breach the WH, without being the invited guest of someone on the inside.

        WTG @Snuffles! What a wonderful escapade, and memorable encounters to relate to your grandkids! 👍

    • Snuffles says:


      🤣🤣🤣 Thanks!

  8. Acha says:

    How dare she be a gorgeous, intelligent, driven woman who wants to do good in the world! And actually work hard to do her job and show up how ineffectual and lazy her in-laws are!

    Anyway let the narrative games begin, can’t wait to see how they spin this one. I bet it’s “Harry gave her all this success” or some such BS for a woman with a full career of activism before meeting him.

    • Whyforthelove says:

      Hahahaha they better spin it nicely lol Ari will be watching hahahhaha. Seriously, how soon until we can expect the Rota to begin whining about being bullied. You know it’s coming. The boom you hear will be my head

    • Well Wisher says:

      Meanwhile Channel 7 in the UK has dragged out her paternal family once more, to be aired on Coronation eve, of which support is at its lowest level.

      • Lorelei says:

        How do the people running the media in the UK and making programming decisions not see that sh!t like this only makes the BRF seem so completely irrelevant? That even Meghan’s trash relatives would be seen as more compelling to watch than last-minute coronation prep, of which there will surely be coverage of at the exact same time?

      • Jojo says:

        I don’t think we even have a Channel 7 here in the UK. I’ve never noticed it.

      • Debbie says:

        They’ve actually dragged out the estranged relatives of a woman who left the country 3 years ago, and who is not even coming to the Chubbly? Damn. That says a lot about natural interest in the Chubbly, Charles, and the BRF.

      • clare says:

        That’s Channel 7 Australia – awful, horrible people. My husband who works in the media knows the executive producer of the show from years ago. He was sacked by 7 once after physically attacking a fellow producer but of course he was re-hired after a period of extended leave.

  9. Maxine Branch says:

    Happy for the Sussexes. Imagine that tiny island country gossipers were trying to convince their audience that Hollywood had turned its back on this couple as this couple was working in silence to secure their family’s future. I think it is time for those tiny island country gossipers to recognize they have zero influence outside of that island and focus on their drab future with what they have left there.

  10. Brit says:

    A lot of these clout chasers and “experts” on these networks will go through some things. I read on Twitter that WME is nothing to play with. Apparently, if you bash a client, they’ll give access to another client to a rival company and that Ari Emanuel is one of the top agents in the world. Keep thriving, Meg.

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      If anyone can push back on the ROTA and tabloid cabal, it’s WME. I’m so happy to hear they have this team pushing their projects.

    • Bren says:

      If that means keeping the nastiest royal reporters off of American news channels to discuss Meghan and Harry then bring it on.

      • Snuffles says:


        Oooh! Girl! I LOVE the way you think! Yaaasss!! Get that RR cabal off of US news channels by threatening to withhold their other clients from appearing on their show. I hope Harry and Meghan gave WME a hit list.

      • Becks1 says:

        HA! I bet you two are right. If the Today show wants access to WME’s clients, they’re going to have steer clear of Emily Andrews, Camilla Tominey, Levin, whatever other RRS they use (Arbiter, etc). WME is going to cut those people out of the American market in a huge way.

      • JanetDR says:

        @Bren, that would be a dream come true!

      • Whyforthelove says:

        Oh my goodness if WME saves the US from having to watch the Rota on our local shows where do I send the muffin basket?!?!

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Bren. Most excellent. If WME can keep all of the RR’s off of US morning shows/stations. I will be happy. “Royal Experts” know less than Jon Snow. Used to enjoy the Today Show. Stopped that a while back.

        Lol @Whyforthelove. Exactly. If WME can save US from having to watch any of the RR, and I do mean any(Omid is a slippery slope to me-pick a lane, I won’t buy his book if he’s bothsidesing things). My eyebrows raised when OS tweeted out something about Jobson’s book. I’m in WI. I’d send the best of the best cheese, sausage(brats), hard apple cider and old fashioned mix.

    • Snuffles says:

      I hope Ari cock blocks every single move of the Incandescent One’s attempts to court Hollywood for his vanity projects.

      • Becks1 says:

        This is what I think will be interesting to see. W&K are so desperate to be seen with hollywood royalty……but is Ari going to let his clients associate with two people whose main job is maligning one of his newest and biggest clients? H&M aren’t going to block anyone from doing business with W&K, but Ari might. IDK. It will be interesting.

      • SueBarbri33 says:

        Yep. W and K and the entire royal apparatus can write off having anything to do with Hollywood now. What little juice they might have had is all gone now.

      • Whyforthelove says:

        Yes Snuffles I hope he blocks W&Al not just for business purposes but for sport. I want to see Will deal with 1/10 of the nasty he has spewed out at the world and especially his brother’s family. And WME can do nasty…in the classiest way of course

      • Lorelei says:

        @Snuffles, ITA, and @WhyForTheLove, I am lmfao at your “for sport” comment!

    • Deering24 says:

      Hee, this is gonna be _fun_… Ari has never been a man to play around. And his tactics are the only thing the BRF and RR can understand.

  11. Shawna says:

    Why don’t they mention the charitable work? Is this just because they made a press release for a certain audience, or is their charity work under a different umbrella after all (as in WME signed with Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions but not Archewell Foundation)?

    • Snuffles says:

      If I’m reading this right, they are representing Archewell’s production arm. But I wouldn’t be surprised if this new partnership benefits their charity work as well.

      • Shawna says:

        That sounds likely: let the Foundation make their own brand and messaging, but make sure there are open channels so the Foundation gets donations.

  12. Seaflower says:

    Absolutely amazing news. And working with such a powerful agency,
    “ what’s the Rupert, one of your Brit papers want to interview one of our other clients, oh I’m sorry we will go to a rival because they treat our lie TS well. Sorry no access for you”

    • seaflower says:

      type on my phone is not a success obviously. That should read “they treat our clients well”

      • Lorelei says:

        @Seaflower, I was just getting so annoyed that every time I try to type “coronation,” my stupid phone autocorrects it to “coronavirus.” (There’s a joke in there somewhere but I’m too tired to find it!)

      • seaflower says:

        @lorelei perfection. There is a brilliant joke there but I’m also too tired to find it hehe

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Lol @Lorelei. Peeps want to stay away from the coronation as much as they want to keep the coronavirus away.

  13. MrsCope says:

    This is so exciting! Also the DM is trying to frame it like she “needs” this because she was poorly advised before and she has millions of dollars worth of bills to pay. They will not give them credit for the boss moves they continue to make!

    • swaz says:

      I have no problem with that spin, Harry and Meghan are working to pay their bills🙄 Kate and William don’t have to work to pay their bills because the British Public is paying it for them 😫

    • Lorelei says:

      @MrsScope, yeah, because Ari Emanuel is known for signing losers 🙄

  14. Sierra says:

    Angelina Jolie is part of WME and I cannot wait to see my two favs to collaborate ❤️

    • Becks1 says:

      You know, I meant to mention AJ. Her appearance at the WH this week is the kind of things I think we will start seeing from Meghan soon enough (maybe not next month, but relatively soon). I think that’s the kind of career we’re going to see Meghan have, minus the Marvel movies, lol. Maybe some directing, lots of documentaries, focusing on some key women-related causes.

      Can you imagine those two making a joint appearance??

      • Sierra says:

        Imagine Angie doing her first official tell all after the divorce on Meghan’s podcast?

      • aquarius64 says:

        If Meghan was so tainted as they claim WME wouldn’t touch her with a barge pole.

    • Jan says:

      I’m not sure Angelina was ever at WME, she signed with CAA which lasted for 13 months.
      In March she signed with UTA to rep her as a writer and director.
      She continues to be with her longtime manager Geyer Kosinski at Media Talent Group and attorney Robert Offer of Sloan offer Webber & Dern.

      • Sierra says:

        The same google shows an article from Variety that Angie left UTA and signed onto WME back in 2019…

    • aftershocks says:

      Yes @JD, for sure they knew, but many snobs within the firm were immediately jealous of Meg’s energetic star power. Plus, of course, many Salty Isle nonces automatically looked down on Meg for being a divorced ethnically mixed American actress. They preferred to lazily compare her to Wallis Simpson rather than to truly understand who Meghan actually is. As we know, it’s Camzilla who is closer behaviorally to Wallis Simpson. 🤪

      Everyone in the firm was not against Meghan and Harry, btw. Witness that James Holt continued working with H&M, eventually relocating full-time to Montecito. There was even a BP royal insider who reportedly confessed that during gatherings and meetings at the palace, “Meghan was always the smartest person in the room.”

      I’m not sure how my comment landed here. It should be in a different thread on this topic started by @JD. 🤨

  15. Becks1 says:

    I know juuuuuuuust enough about Hollywood to know this is a BFD for Meghan. She’s at the top of the Hollywood food chain. Someone is SEETHING over on salty island today, LOLOLOL.

    • Eurydice says:

      Seething here in the US, too. I’m waiting to see how many will suddenly discover that they love Harry and Meghan and aren’t tired of them at all.

    • Lorelei says:

      Same!! I know virtually nothing about how things like this are done BTS, but just the name of the agency and the reps are enough to know it’s an *enormous* deal.

  16. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Given that WME is kind of losing interest in representing US media talent and focusing more on sports and international entities, this is big. They must have promised her and Archwell the works. And they of all places can deliver. Kudos!

  17. Jais says:

    Love ❤️ can’t wait to see what’s up next

  18. holly says:

    Won’t somebody think about poor Kate? How dare Megan be living her best life.

    • seaflower says:

      this made me snort laugh, not pretty but bloody funny

    • Interested Gawker says:


    • Savvy Sue says:


      Katie Keens okay. She has her business TASK FORCE for Arly Yars.

    • ML says:

      Kate and the rest of the marrieds-in:
      “Meghan is a global icon, topping lists such as TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People, The Financial Times’ 25 Most Influential Women, Variety Power of Women, and British Vogue’s Vogue 25.”
      Meghan has done so much more than just that—you know Kate, Sophie, Mike, and the rest aren’t happy with the comparisons!

      • Lorelei says:

        I ALREADY GOT a snarky comment about that from my Meghan-disliking 76-year-old aunt: “Being influential doesn’t make someone a good person. DT has been extremely influential, to our country’s detriment.” 🙄 I mean, fair point, but considering the context it’s being used in this article, it is most definitely made as a positive statement. People who don’t like Meghan become contortionists trying to spin every single thing about her into a negative; honestly, it must be exhausting.
        I just never replied. I don’t want anyone ruining my good mood over this news (especially since I am rarely in a good mood lately!)

    • Whyforthelove says:

      @Holly 🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢🫢 that was next level snark well done

  19. B says:

    Lol speak on it! Meghan brings so much to the table and will be the crown jewel where ever she goes and smart people know it. Its only salt islands with shrinking GDPs & corrupt institutions that think otherwise.

    I can’t wait to see what this entails! Meghan is a fashion girl will she be back on the front row? Will Archewell produce rom-coms? Meghan likes them and the first 2 episodes of the Harry & Meghan documentary gave me strong when Harry met Sally vibes. Will she do more than advocate for Paid Parental leave & the ERA? How will she grow her charitable arm?? There are so many options for her!
    This is so exciting! Congratulations Meghan & Archewell!!!

    • Barb Mill says:

      Interesting tidbit. The pink shorts set that Meghan wore at the Laker’s game was a Staud which is owned by Sarah Staudinger, Ari Emmanuel’s wife.

    • Robert Phillips says:

      I just had a strange thought. Harry & Meaghan still have charities in England that they support. Does this agency have that kind of pull in the UK. Wouldn’t it be funny if Meaghan were to help all the families in England that are having a tough time right now because of Brexit. And I know she isn’t petty like I am. But also if she could send help to all the charities that Kate goes to but doesn’t ever bring anything.

    • Lorelei says:

      @B, I am lmfao at your extremely timely comment because as I type, the Fail is using a photo of AK-47 sitting next to Anna Wintour in the front row of…some fashion show— in an article about how she’s been kicked out of her “grace and favor” home AND had her cell phone disconnected 😭
      Charles is ruthless!

      • Jojo says:

        I saw that article, it’s the first DM article I’ve clicked on for months. The reason I did is because she’s apparently moving to live in my neck of the woods 😬 and I wanted to see if it gave more details. If I do ever happen to pass by her I know I will have to audibly mutter, ‘how the mighty have fallen’, as I walk by the tiara denying B.

  20. Harper says:

    “Meghan signing with the politically connected Emmanuel family indicates that, despite her denials, a run for President in 2028 is expected.” Just writing Camilla Tominey’s copy ahead of time for her to lift from here.

    Congrats, Meghan! Kindness. Grace. Style. Service. Who wouldn’t want to sign that brand?

    • Roo says:

      Harper, that’s so funny and right on point. Cameltoe will be angry that you usurped her opening line.

      I’m excited to see what impactful and positive things come out of this partnership.

    • BW says:

      As I said in another comment, Can you imagine how salt island will feel if Prince Harry is our First Gentleman?

      • Pinkosaurus says:

        That would be amazing! I adore Doug Emhoff as the Second Gentleman and RBG’s husband was an outstanding spouse of the Supreme Court. I think he’d be fantastic as a veteran and the father of two American children.

      • aftershocks says:

        Meg majored in international relations and theater in college. I don’t think she was ever interested in becoming a U.S. president though, despite her activism and her political interests. She seemed more focused on the area of diplomacy. So perhaps in her later years, an ambassadorship maybe? I doubt Meg wants to get too involved in the rough and tumble of politics, as a frontline candidate.

  21. L84Tea says:

    This is huge and so exciting! We knew she was just getting started, but wow.

  22. Mrs. knight says:

    Truly, she deserves it. But wow, what a professional come up from, Suits. I do always wonder, did she ever want to be an actor. She has always said, she prob won’t ever act again, and I’d love to hear more. Was it the relationship? Or has she always wanted to produce? Either way from a USA channel show to this is a jump no one has ever taken.

    • TheWigletOfWails says:

      In the past, she’s talked about acting being a way to pay the bills. She said she saw herself doing something in politics (not being a politician), and Abby Spencer and Silver said they thought she was better suited for producing.

      • Mrs. Knight says:

        Ahh, makes sense. Makes me wonder where she would’ve gone even w/o Harry, now that I understand her personal ambitions.

      • TheWigletOfWails says:

        @mrs. Knight, she had many plans for expanding The Tig, including more brand deals and possibly a cooking show/a travel and food show. Not to talk of all the other movies or shows she could have possibly starred in after Suits. She really did give up a lot when she married Harry.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Yep, the evening before Harry laid eyes on Meg, she had a business dinner with a pro to discuss the possibility of a cooking show, and/ or a cookbook. She was scouting opportunities beyond Suits. Meg was not waiting around hoping for Mr. Right to walk into her life. She was always busy working and living, and thinking positively.

        There’s a notable fashion clip on YouTube, in which Meghan confidently and joyously responds to a question about her future: “The world is my oyster!” She was more accurate than she knew. But boy would she be tested in love and in life, guys. As usual, Meg’s trajectory teaches us many lessons! ☔🌈

        Let us remember too what Harry said in Spare about wanting to spend the rest of his life sharing a journey with the beautiful energetic Meg. He felt this way after just seeing her in a Snapchat on his friend’s Instagram.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Mrs. Knight, Suits was a very successful, long-running television series. Had Meg not met Harry, I think she might have stayed with the show for another season at least. With her departure and Patrick J. Adams leaving too, the show drastically changed and ultimately ended after two more seasons, I believe.

        It’s funny how some people look down on Suits as a ‘lowly cable tv series,’ without recognizing what a step-up for many careers it was. No actor worth their salt scoffs at a television series with a successful production company. Actors hitting the pavement everyday for auditions yearn for that kind of regular paycheck, and the steppingstone recognition that’s possible if the show has an extended run. Moreover, the cast and crew of Suits were once-in-a-lifetime cool, close-knit professionals, who had loads of fun working together everyday, and well into the night. Meg had a blast! She was an integral part of the show’s success, on-screen and off. It’s the stuff that beginner dreams in nitty gritty Hollywood, are made of. It was a bonus for Meg that the show was filmed in cosmopolitan, Anglophile Toronto, which opened up new worlds and influential friendships for Meghan.

        Meg has said that she was grateful everyday for the huge opportunities Suits gave her. She still receives residuals for Suits’ DVD sales and syndication. It’s the kind of work that keeps on giving you a nice paycheck. Meg got the chance to film two Hallmark movies in her downtime, as a result of her Suits cred. She enjoyed filming in Vancouver, and she was very good as the lead in those lighthearted roles. She will put that experience to good use in her and H’s plans to create romantic comedies for Netflix.

    • seaflower says:

      She has said previously, acting was a means to an end – the main aim was the charity and advocacy work

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Yes @Seaflower. But Meg gradually arrived at this realization about her philanthropy interests trumping the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. She enjoyed both worlds, but she wrote about feeling that giving back to others was more grounding and real world rewarding. Still, Meg had caught the acting bug from an early age, appearing in many school productions from grade school through high school. Her experience growing up on the set of ‘Married with Children,’ sealed her interest in studying acting. She got an offer for representation soon after graduating from college, which set her out on the Hollywood dreams path. But she also never lost sight of her political activism, her charitable work, and her women’s advocacy pursuits.

    • Kingston says:


      Oooooooh giiiiiirlllll! I’m looking forward to WME telling those m0r0ns on cbs/nbc/abc/cnn that if they persist in using RotaRats and other shidt-talking, asslicking monarchists from shidthole country to discuss H&M, they will LOSE access to other US A-listers.

    • Kingston says:

      Meghan didnt just move from Suits to joining Harry in his world. Her life trajectory has shown that she always blooms wherever she is planted and, very importantly, she is an excellent convenor (she & H hv that in common), bringing folks together to create synergies and most importantly, SHE GETS SHIT DONE!

      These are skills that arent taught in schools – professional or otherwise. How many folks are able to recall the needs of someone or an organization you met in the past and seeing how someone/organization youre meeting in the present would be good for each other. And theres no desire or expectation in you to benefit financially or otherwise from the bringing together of those persons.

      Its why I laughed with pity when I heard a clip from the jealous halfsister saying that M would still be a waitress if it werent for the sperm donor.

      I meeeeeeeaaaaaaannnnnnn! In which world!!!???!!!

      new person

      • Debbie says:

        If that were true, then all 3 of the sperm donor’s children would have been successful in life. Instead, he’s got Meghan and 2 leaches, leaching off Meghan.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ I believe that Meg was born smart and beautiful, under a lucky star. 🌠 But let’s face it, she clearly received important nurturing and love at an early age from her mother, Doria; her maternal grandparents; her paternal grandmother; and from her father via the absolute grace and sacrifice of Doria. I say that because it’s clear Markle Sr always had issues. He was not there for his first two kids when they were young. Fortunately, as an older man, he was there for his youngest daughter. But again, Doria’s forgiving nature likely helped make that happen.

        It’s important for young kids to have both parental figures consistently in their lives, if at all possible. Even then, as Meg told us in the Netflix documentary, she still suffered a bit emotionally in feeling split between the lives and homes of divorced parents. Overall though, she had discipline and a strong sense of purpose and positivity, combined with a can-do attitude, and a strong work ethic. Moreover, she had learned from her elders, the importance of caring about those in need.

  23. Islandgirl says:

    Congratulations, Meghan! So so happy for you!

  24. TheWigletOfWails says:

    The Meghanaissance is here! Remember when Chuckles told her to continue acting coz he couldn’t pay for her? LOL. She closed everything she’d built for those ingrates and now bigger opportunities have opened up for her. Go Meghan, can’t wait to see what she’s got in the works.

    • JD says:

      I wonder if they have enough self awareness to realize that everything she’s doing for House Sussex, she would have done for The Firm, if only they had let her.

      • TheWigletOfWails says:

        I’m sure they know, but their extreme arrogance would never let them admit it. It’s why they have to lie and smear her.

      • aftershocks says:

        @JD, I responded to your comment, but for some unknown reason it landed in #14 thread section way above. Oops! 🤭

    • Lorelei says:

      @TheWiglet, right? I fcking LOVE how fast karma is coming with regard to the Sussexes.

      Also, Meghanaissance is now my new favorite word, thank you!

  25. Eurydice says:

    But, but, but, she wrote an email…and, and, and, avocados…and, and South Park!

    Congrats to Duchess Meghan and a big fat raspberry to BRF and the royal rota.

    • Lorelei says:

      They genuinely believed that she (and Harry) was DONE after the stupid South Park episode. LMAO

  26. Amy Bee says:

    This is exciting. Once again the British press have been proven wrong. Richard Eden and the rest are very quiet right now.

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      It’s been absolute silence from the RR. They haven’t been briefed yet, I suppose. They don’t know what to think or how to think it–all the spin in the world can’t take away the accomplishment of signing with such a big time agency and having Ari himself run the team. Amazing.

      • Surly Gale says:

        They have to read our comments, first and foremost, before they can figure out the negative. They’re all quiet, but will be watching here, following the links to better understand the deal (thank you ALL for those explanations because I didn’t understand the huge impact either (Cdn) so following those links was very helpful).
        My joy will be when they are all blocked from coming to North America and lying on air. I’m looking forward to hearing about every one of the rota’s retirement plans, cause the lives they have led thus far are no longer available to them. They’ll have to be ugly and negative and lying about someone else, but we’ll all know they are being ugly, negative and are lying! This is a ‘coup de grace’ and I can’t wait till they are forced to SHUT UP, forever!! Already my mind rests a little easier, knowing Meghan has another layer of protection and security. Happy, happy Friday and all the days from here on in. Yay!

      • Lady D says:

        You’re funny, Surly Gale. Of course they are here trying to figure out their spin. (waves to the clown show)
        I’d also like to thank those that explained the impact of the WMA and what it will do for Madame Duchess.

      • aftershocks says:

        For sure @Surly Gale. The nonces and carnival clowns may actually remain silent, since there’s no foolproof way to put a negative spin on this completely positive news! 😀

        In any case, I recall that the rotten rota and clueless BM tended to never report anyway on all the positive things H&M have been involved in since departing the gilded cage. Archewell’s successful and resourceful collaboration with WCK, for example, among other productive alliances. And all the huge fundraising efforts by the SussexSquad, which H&M would often acknowledge, sometimes via double matching, as with the CamFed fundraiser!

    • s808 says:

      they’re waiting on their marching orders probably. i’m sure they’re irate.

      • Lorelei says:

        This makes one more day in which I’d consider giving up a limb in order to be a fly on the wall at KP/BP. Wherever the screaming fits of rage are currently taking place.

    • swaz says:

      I’m not surprised that they are quiet, remember WME also have some of these platforms as clients too e.g. Buzzfeed. Things are about to change.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Right @Swaz! For instance, I was wondering what might have happened regarding H&M’s 2020 signing with the Harry Walker Agency (who specialize in negotiating high profile speaking engagements). Well, in checking online, I discovered that WME acquired the Harry Walker Agency in 2019!!! Therefore, no speaking rep changes are needed since Harry Walker is under the WME umbrella. How about them apples. 🍀 It looks as if Meg being fully repped by WME was perhaps always a possibility on the horizon. Add to that the fact that Meg was already personally close to Jill Smoller, Serena’s long time agent.

  27. Cassie says:

    You go Meghan , show that disgusting family that allowed you to be abused for years,just what they missed out on.
    .Go Meg and Harry the world is your oyster,wreak havoc and do your stuff .

    So darn proud of you ❤❤

  28. Noor says:

    Well done Meghan and Harry. Onwards, onwards Archewell.

    We know the tabloids and royals commentators from UK and Sky News Australia etc. etc have been bluffing us with their tales of doom for Harry and Meghan.

  29. MsIam says:

    Talk about living her life in the present! Go Meghan! If living well is the best revenge was a person, it would be Meghan.

  30. M says:

    I love that this was released in the middle of the night UK time so all the haters had no idea until the morning. I wonder how high the rage meter is at KP?

    • TeamMeg says:

      I wonder, is there any chance that anyone in the UK-based “family” is happy for her? Eugenie probs… who else?

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ For sure, the Spencer relatives. And perhaps Lady Sarah Chatto, Princess Margaret’s daughter, and Harry’s godmother.

  31. Pumpkin says:

    I don’t know much about WME but from what I’ve read here and elsewhere, they’re absolutely the people you want in your corner and who will elevate you and your brand to the next level. Ari Emanuel seems to be very well connected but also very involved with his clients so exciting times ahead.

    • Lorelei says:

      You most definitely don’t want to be on Ari Emanuel’s bad side!! This is so great.

  32. S808 says:

    Meghan is getting back to the life she was leading before her husband’s family disrupted it. Very happy for her!

  33. Mary Pester says:

    That bloody woman has done it again William, “christ Kate what’s camzilla done now”, NO, not that bloody woman William, the other one, Megan “Kate, stop shredding that wiglet and explain yourself” “She’s got an agent” ” christ Kate, does he work FOR MI 5,,?” NO Billy an agent, and an agency, the best in America “(sobs into shredded wiglet)
    “WHAT, when, how, who,? Go on Billy read it, just read it, I will stand over here out of your reach”.
    Queue the rustling of paper! Oh my god Kate, I’m incandescent, just incandescent, how bloody dare these people work with her. They should and must work with ME, call the American embassy NOW ”
    ” Billy, I have spoken to the embassy and it’s even worst, Harry will be with her at the agency as well! ”
    ” WHAT, JUST WHAT, didn’t you tell them who we are and that they should put a stop to it “!?
    ” I tried Billy, I tried, but they just said, tell your husband, he’s not all that ”
    Billy, Billy, what are you doing? , Billy put the dog down Billy Please

    • SarahCS says:

      This is hilarious and I imagine about 100% accurate.

    • Feeshalori says:

      NOOO, not the dog!!!
      What a coup for Meghan, congratulations to her and Harry, this is how we do things in America. May they continue to succeed with big guns behind them.

    • Interested Gawker says:


    • Jojo says:

      😂🤣😂🤣. Real fly on the wall humour Mary, love it.

      Also, I imagined Willy, in ‘Wrath of Khan’ style, waving his fist while shouting to the sky…

      ‘America is mine Harry… Mine I tell you’.

    • Whyforthelove says:

      Mary Pester I nominate this to be included in the Crowne storyline about W&K hahahahahhahaha

    • Lorelei says:

      “Call the American embassy NOW”

  34. MrsCope says:

    The tabloids and the RR really backed the wrong horse. Wonder if any of them will soften up to try to get US access? Or will they double and triple down?

    I think Dan, Camilla, Tom and Angela are too far gone. They’ll double down.

    I think Piers is one to watch. Between the court cases and the Sussexes’ expanding roladex his provocateur hate theater might need to find a new target.

    • Brit says:

      They can’t soften anything anymore. They’ve gone too far and said and done some horrible things. I think what will happen is that they’ll be pissed with the family. The media only care about their bottom line. If they can’t get access to Meghan and Harry, have them drop the lawsuits and gossip from there anymore, they’ll turn their sights on the remaining royals. Which, has already begun in my opinion. After the coronation, I wonder what the press will look like because I’ve been sensing a defeat like aura with these reporters and with this recent news with Meghan signing with giant WME and Harry gunning for them. I think they’ve reached a breaking point.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      Piers Morgan is probably the one who will most understand the significance of this move. He’s probably choking on his gin-laced tea.

      • Pinkosaurus says:

        Haha Piers Morgan is crying into his breakfast this morning. Between being pushed to a failing Murdock network with no viewers and being too toxic to be hired by Fox News with the next election lawsuit still coming, he’s going to have to console himself hanging out with Camzilla until Harry’s lawsuits get to court.

  35. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    This is AWESOME coronation news. Way to go Megs! Rockin’ and rollin’ queen M.

  36. MSTJ says:

    Happy to see the Sussexes thrive and succeed. Continuing to pray for their continued financial independence and success. They are up against some very powerful institutions and forces working prevent them from succeeding so I believe they need continued prayers and support in their personal and professional endeavors. They continue to do good work and support good causes that generate ripples of change. Cheers …to Meghan and Harry !!🥂

  37. Polo says:

    What a huge deal!!it’s about time!! I’ve been waiting for Meghan to come outside mote and hopefully that’s what she’ll do. I want to see commercials, brand deals EVERYTHING!!
    I’m so happy for Meghan and Archewell!! May they continue to prosper, thrive and succeed!

  38. girl_ninja says:

    I’m just happy for Meghan and Harry. They both work so hard and have been through so much and whatever comes from this will be excellent because that is the kind of work Meghan puts out. I think I actually do hear gnashing of teeth here stateside all the way from Salt/Stank island.

    It’s almost musical ♫ 😘😘

    • Scooby Gang says:

      Hey, @Girl_Ninja! I think I hear it too! For me, it sounds more like a pulsating drum beat. Oh! I know what it is! It’s the giant vein of incandescent rage throbbing in Peg’s forehead! 🎵🥁

  39. Beverley says:

    Ya hear that? That’s wild applause and cheering coming from my house in Southern California! Our local girl is doing what she’s always done: succeed and prevail.

    Congratulations, Duchess! Live long and prosper.

    • JEB says:

      I’ve been applauding too-even called my husband who was like, “Damn, the Ari Gold guy?!” Haha, big Entourage fans here. Yay Meghan and Harry, making plays and doing deals along with all their charitable endeavors! And yeah, hope this gets the nasty BM off their backs. Love the timing of the announcement, chef’s kiss!

      • Lorelei says:

        @Jeb, SAME! Even my husband knows who Ari Emanuel is, and was like, “Wow” when I sent him the article. (He doesn’t follow the royals per se, but he’s sort of forced to because of me, lol) Most Americans who know absolutely nothing about the industry still know who Ari is.

  40. Abby says:

    GLOBAL 👏🏼 ICON 👏🏼

  41. Alexandria says:

    Meghan!!!!! We’re so proud of you!

    And yeah the chokehold this has on the rats on salty island is making my Friday . Clowns!

  42. aquarius64 says:

    What a professional coup for Megjan and securing her family future. Harry taking on the tabloids & Rupert, now this. They are a power couple. Sidenote, Scammy, Bad Dad and Jr are a re-tell all on an Australian TV show this Sunday, with new clips and revelations (pre taped). The WME news should have them shook because WME has experience dealing with bottom feeders out to secure the bag (get money) from their clients.

    • MsIam says:

      Scammy is stupid as hell for doing this show while she’s trying to sue Meghan. She and her fellow scammers must have just seen dollar signs. Unless she did this show long before the lawsuit. I hope it bites her right in her @ss!

    • Cassie says:

      Msiam they are still plugging the show for tonight.

      Channel 7 are just scum .They are also promoting Jobson and his disgusting book on Sunrise .

      The Markles look like they have been dragged off the streets .
      The level of abuse channel 7 have thrown at the Sussexes in the last 3 years has been despicable .

  43. lanne says:

    This is a conundrum for the royals and the tabloid media. They made hating Meghan such a huge enterprise that they raised her profile worldwide. Meghan is a bigger star now than she would have been as a member of a supportive royal family–the royal family could have used her star power for their benefit. Now, Meghan has even more institutional backing than ever before–their plans to destroy her have utterly failed. So they can keep on with their hate campaign, and allow that hate campaigbn to turn people sour on the royal family. Or they can start ignoring her and pretending that the royal family is the be-all and end all. But that requires Camilla to become less rancid and for Kate to become more visible and more charismatic. Both of those are non-starters. So the royal family is left with their boring, old, barely visible, sleep-inducing cast of racists, while the glamorous and charismatic Sussexes snatch the attention from under them. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of people.

    • Jais says:

      Love how you phrased that. She’s a bigger star not because she joined the RF but because of the way the RF treated her. And the way she responded to that treatment. She has been grace under fire and stayed true to who she is. The whole world has witnessed that and it’s one of the many reasons why WMA see her as an international entity worth repping.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Lanne and @Jais, I love both of your comments so much. I’m trying to imagine what it would feel like to have to live every single day with the amount of bitter regret that these people must have for screwing themselves over so thoroughly.

    • Christine says:

      Well said!

  44. Blueberry🫐 says:

    Take that kHate’s “Business Taskforce!”

    Go Megs & Haz!

  45. Michelle says:

    Headline in The Daily Mail: Meghan goes back to work due to upcoming divorce!
    If there’s a way to twist this great news into something horrid, the BM will find a way.

  46. jessica says:

    i hope she doesn’t do brand partnerships. following in the footsteps of GOOP. yuck, please don’t shill for capitalist corporations for $$ and focus on philanthropy Meg.

    • Snuffles says:

      Why do you think she will go the way of Goop? And there are infinite possibilities on how to do a brand partnership. I’m sure she will do it in a way that suits her brand.

    • Pumpkin says:

      Most of the Western world is a capitalist society. They will do things you don’t like and work with corporations you don’t like because that’s how it works. They also need money like everyone else does to not just live life but also to do said philanthropy work you mentioned.

      • rachael says:

        neither of the obamas have brand partnerships. it’s up to meg what she does. but there’s a way to do what they want without getting brand sponsorships to continue their work.

      • Pumpkin says:

        Meghan lives a different life than the Obamas and the Obamas live a different life than Meghan. They will make different decisions.

        H&M will make decisions you don’t like. That’s is fine as it’s their life and for them to handle the consequences of it – good or bad.

      • lanne says:

        You don’t know that the Obamas don’t have unofficial “friendships” with brands–I would expect that is pretty normal. You won’t see an ex-POTUS doing ads for Chevy, but they could very well have informal agreements.

        And it’s prefectly appropriate for Meghan to have brand partnerships. Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips do. Harry and Meghan are not senior royals anymore. They aren’t using their HRH, which could restrict (but not eliminate) brand engagements (if you think HRHs Eugenie and Beatrice don’t have brand relationships, I have a bridge to sell you). I know the royals would love to sneer at Meghan “reduced to doing off-brand crisps commercials”, but my guess would be that Meghan and Harry would do “friends of the house” deals with 1 or 2 upscale brands. Meaning they may attend 1 or 2 shows a year, wear garments an X number times a year, and attend x number of events. I’ll bet they don’t do ads.

      • VespaRed says:

        Obama has guaranteed security for life. (Plus healthcare) I am sure that is worth several millions a year.

      • Becks1 says:

        A key difference between the Obamas and H&M is their financial needs. H&M need to pay for their own security for the rest of their lives. The Obamas do not. I think that’s fine obviously (that the Obamas don’t have to pay for it) and is part of being a former president. But I do think it changes the calculation a bit for H&M in terms of their financial interests.

      • teecee says:

        Comparing the Sussexes to the Obamas does the Sussexes no favors and I wish people would cut it out.

        Angelina Jolie is a better comparison. She does a lot of good and also has some brand partnerships. So it is possible.

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      Or she could go the route of Angelina Jolie and combine her philanthropy with brand ambassadorship, which I think would be a great choice!

    • notasugarhere says:

      My lovely fellow posters, please stop responding to the t r o l l s and giving them oxygen. Simply label and move on.

    • Jaded says:

      Her focus is on philanthropy, not on becoming some Goop wannabe. This partnership is going to rocket Meghan into the stratosphere and put a stop to much of the degrading horsesh*t tabloid harassment from Salty Isle. It puts the BRF in a very uncomfortable position as well because they’re going to have to stop briefing said tabloids who, in turn, will start printing a lot of unfavourable stuff about them to get clicks and revenue. Don’t forget, the tabloids are sitting on a ton of salacious information on the BRF and many of us are anticipating a big shift in how the royals are treated by them after the Chuckathon.

    • Mel says:

      They get to do what they want, they don’t need the pressure of leaving a controlling family for fans who think it’s their place to tell them what to do. They have that huge security bill to pay. Leave them be. If you don’t like something, just look away.

      • Lorelei says:

        I mean, the ENTIRE BRF — including the Queen when she was still here— were and are walking sponsorships for Range Rovers/Land Rovers every single day.

      • equality says:

        @Lorelei The royals also have the royal warrant that they give some brands. Bet there’s a kickback or freebies with some of that also.

    • Kingston says:

      It takes cash to care, dearie. How do you think philanthropists accumulated the moulah theyre able to donate to causes?

  47. Paulkid says:

    Such fortunate timing to be peaceful under a money tree.

  48. Moo says:

    My son worked for WM, before it became WME. They are a powerhouse for sure. She is definitely in great hands.

  49. Bluenoser says:

    If the ROTA aren’t shaking in their boots at this news, they should be. Against WME, they’ll be bringing a rubber knife to a sharpshooter gunfight.

    • lleepar says:

      And some of them enjoy being used by American and other foreign media as “royal experts”. Let’s see how long that lasts if they keep smearing the Sussexes.

  50. Snuffles says:

    Does anyone have a full client roster for WME?

  51. Yesgirl says:

    Someone needs to check on W+K they are not okay right now.

    • lanne says:

      I wonder if you can hear someone screaming on the other side of a palace. Does the sound ring throughout, or do the thick walls muffle things?

      • Lorelei says:

        I’m in NY and wouldn’t be surprised if, given the significance of this news, I could hear their screams over the Atlantic

    • Lady D says:

      I know this is mean, but that’s funny, and I hope you’re right Yesgirl. It is time and past time they ate some of what they’ve been shoveling for the past 6 years.

    • Jaded says:

      I can hear things being smashed and thrown against walls.

  52. Saschafrom76 says:

    You gotta low key love the British journalists on here acting like wide eyed confused English suburbites lol yall wilding

  53. Laura D says:

    I’ve just thought. It should be noted hat while the gutter press and the palaces in the UK were busy “leaking” all types of misinformation about H&M. Absolutely no-one in “Overseas” was giving anyone an inkling that this deal was in the works. Once again the rats and their accomplices have shown they haven’t a clue what’s going on in H&M’s lives.

    Given what we now know and the people who were with them, I wonder if the box at the Lakers’ game was a celebration for completing the deal?

    • Normades says:

      Yea contracts like that aren’t written overnight, this deal has probably been a while in the making. Once again with no leaks. Their ship is tight.

      • aftershocks says:

        Welp, the basketball playoff game was probably a fun celebration in advance of the announcement. Meg’s business attorney, Rick Genow, was seated to her right. For sure, Genow played an important role in the WME contract negotiations. I recall someone thinking that Genow was Meg’s former Suits castmate, Rick Hoffman. Not hardly! LOL 😂

    • Yesgirl says:

      True! Someone needs to check on the RR they are not okay right now lol. This could have been a huge paycheck for them while they get to smear her about it. Now its all after the fact and it will be make it more obvious they are trying to ride their clout because they are in fact relevant AF. Also, now there will be consequences and very little wiggle room for them to add anonymous sources close to H&M. The only possible source is WME. The rest can get sued. I’m loving it! “They could have had a bad bitch” Please please let this “overshadow” Chucks Hat Day.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Yesgirl, oh I think we can safely assume that they are most definitely NOT okay

      • aftershocks says:

        Yes@Yesgirl! All the royal firm had to do really was to get to know Meg for who she is, instead of immediately looking down on her. For a change, treat a married-in with respect, maybe? Nope, they purposely lied and told her they’d protect her, when all the while they were making plans in the background to stab her in-the-back, and throw her heedlessly to the wolves. They’d been using and scapegoating Harry for years, thus they ended up underestimating them both. Individually, Meg and Harry are formidable in their own rights. Together, they are charismatic dynamite. The royal machinators and the rota carnival cluelessly thought they could mess with the dynamite powerhouses that are Meghan & Harry. Oops!

        Looking at the fraught, dysfunctional familial history of the British monarchy, there was unlikely to have been a scenario where Meg & Harry would be accepted, protected, and appreciated for their huge value. There are simply too many festering jealousies, competing personalities, and ongoing internecine warfare that predates Meghan’s entry into the family. Thankfully, H&M fell deeply in love, and Harry was not fully swallowed up by the cult-like royal nightmare.

  54. Izzy says:


    I can feel the seething from Isla de Saltine.

  55. Mel says:

    Chuckles, Queen Jump off, Baldemort and Buttons standing around in their robes and paraphernalia looking sad: But, but…no one is looking at ME!!!

  56. L4Frimaire says:

    This really is a big deal. Now we know why Meghan has been so quiet. I think this will allow them to expand creatively and financially in a way that can help finance their foundation. They’ve had 3 years to build up their brand, show what they can do on their own, and the interest has not waned. They have really accomplished a lot in a short time, done some really great things and partnerships, and now their work will be more positively recognized. This also allows Harry can focus on his big charities like Invictus and Sentebale, as well as deal with these press lawsuits. The silence from the UK means they don’t know how to process it, they have to go through this new team to get anything on Meghan and Archewell productions, and they can’t so readily smear her. Those people smearing her last week are probably on the phone to their agents today. The Sussexes have been very consistent in their goals and very disciplined.

  57. Red Weather Tiger says:

    I love this for her and for Harry, but mostly it’s selfish because it means we will likely get to see more of her and her good work with Archewell. I hope she becomes a billionaire while Peg incandesces himself into oblivion.

  58. Rnot says:

    So basically H&M married into a bigger, richer, and much more powerful “institution” than the royals. One that’s actually competent. Schadenfreude for the BRF and BM is going to float me through the weekend.

  59. candy says:

    Ari Emanuel…ew.

    • Rackel says:

      Yeah, and entourage was based on Jeremy Piven agent at the time. Ari co-opted it.
      I don’t know about this. Of course he will treat her differently. Maybe she will get the mark Wahlberg treatment but…… wme isnt classy by a stretch. They run a lot of hate campaigns– behind the scenes. To bad William Morris merged with them.

  60. Survivor says:

    This is positively delicious in every way. Love that M will have a new layer of protection, and powerful people advocating for her. It’s high time for the abusive BRF and RR to be served a mega-dose of karma. Congratulations, beautiful Meghan. Well deserved. And it’s beyond wonderful to see a survivor thriving!

    • L4Frimaire says:

      I wonder if this was supposed to be announced after the Chubbly but the palace leaking about that letter to Charles and the press blaming it on Meghan changed that. The press kept abusing her in the run up to this so now that she has a powerful agent in her corner, everyone is scurrying. They will protect their client, her brand and their investment.

      • Nicky says:

        Yes I’m almost certain one of the stories about M was her and H attending the basketball with their entourage i didn’t make the connection.

        👑 congrats to the Duchess! 👑

  61. Kay says:

    No wonder no self respecting musician wanted to perform at the golden hat event 🤣🤣🤣 .. So happy for Meghan and Harry

    • Snuffles says:

      Makes you wonder if there was word on the street of Meghan signing with WME. Or WME cock blocking the Coronation concert was an audition for what they could do?

      • SAS says:

        I would still like to think that the mass rejections were due to a general lack of regard for the royals rather than any consideration about WME implications!

    • Little Red says:

      Ooh, good catch. Maybe.

  62. Well Wisher says:

    Congratulations to the Duchess of Sussex on her signing….

    • HamsterJam says:

      Well, the head of the family of Billion pound welfare flunkies DID tell her that she needed a job to pay for herself, because lord knows he would rather sell his own children on the open market than open up the bank of “I PAY NO TAXES” for any of them.

      So guess what KFC, you got just what you wanted, except I am pretty sure your loyal retinue of rodents will be slightly less welcome in the future.

  63. tamsin says:

    I think this is a strategic move to secure the future of the Sussex family and of Archewell to continue their work. Up to this point, I think it’s been Meghan and Harry being David to the Goliath of the BM and the Royal Family. Now they will have the help of a powerful institution fighting some of their battles. I’ve always had the impression that Meghan has always been very astute with securing advisors.

    • Julianna says:

      I agree that this is a strategic move. This step provides enhanced business support to move forward but also provides additional protection from the criminal behavior of the tabloids in England. It’s an excellent step and I (along with many posters) hope that adds to the protection of Meghan, Harry and their family.

      Tyler Perry is represented by WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole (Deadline.com Nov. 28/22). Meghan and WME wouldn’t have signed if the deal didn’t provide benefits to both parties but networking and connections matter in life. A brilliant step forward and I am very glad that it was announced before Charles hat event (which ever poster coined that phrase – it’s the best!).

  64. June says:

    OMG! I hope this means Archetypes is coming back. Absolutely my favorite podcast, so thoughtful and entertaining

  65. June says:

    Oh wow, Emanuel also brokered the recent Twitter takeover deal. Huge name

  66. AC says:

    Yes 🙂 . As I mentioned also on my last post , HM advisors are Complete geniuses. They are like Taylor Swift geniuses that control when things can come out. Basically controlling their Own narratives and associating themselves with the right and strategic people. Compared to the BRF advisors who are amateurish for making a
    Lot of bad decisions. I’m surprised they’re even still there to be honest as they’ve taken so many missteps !
    Go HM!

  67. Typical Virgo says:

    I love how Meghan’s dog is all curled up and sleeping on his bed behind his mama while she works.

    Also, I feel compelled to mention that I’m not crazy about Meghans new, lighter hair color. I should mention that I didn’t watch the video where she introduces her family’s long time photographer, so maybe it looks better on film, in motion?

    • Doppelgangers R'Us says:

      I am not a fan of Meghan ‘s style in the pic but it has more to do with understanding what flat irons can do to your hair than anything.
      That was my sister’s go to style as a teen, back in the Flintstone era, lol. She had very tight curls with fine hair and they were so damaged by it. I am hopeful that the newer irons are not as bad. Funny thing is, I had board straight and wanted curls and sister wanted straight.
      But I am loving all the WME news for H&M!

  68. Margaret says:

    I have to admit that after reading all the comments here, doing some googling, and watching that clip of that unpleasant character from Entourage, I still don’t understand what this WME business means for Meghan because I still don’t understand what that sort of agent does. Nevertheless I am very happy for her because it seems to mean good things for her, and it seems to mean she has someone in her corner who can, and will, out-bully the bully boys in the royal system and their hangers-on, who have treated her so shabbily. So, yay!

  69. OFFS says:

    I feel bad for Meghan that anything she publicly accomplishes is framed by how much it will bother the royal family. Her life is still defined by those that abused her.

    • Sid says:

      I don’t think of it that way. I think people are thrilled that Meghan now has the kind of professional support that could finally end the abuse and nonsense coming from the clowns in and surrounding the BRF. Those people not only caused her emotional trauma, they put her in physical danger due to the way they riled up and continue to rile up unhinged people against her. So yeah, a lot of us are going to comment on how this accomplishment of Meghan’s also screws over the people that abused her.

  70. Treefrog says:

    What do people make of Harry not signing to them as well? He continues to be represented by the Archewell team?

  71. AC says:

    This also answers the question to those who were criticizing that HM should move on instead of harping on the past after the Netflix documentary. Like Duh.. This is moving ON and in a very big way. One of my previous company’s clients years ago was Endeavor and they are a powerhouse. And to the commenters who talked about Ari Emanuel above, to be honest I think everyone in the US know who this person is and how influential he is with not just people in the media industry but literally everyone. Not to mention his brothers being advisors to POTUS.
    All these other people Wooten, Levin, Tominey, Morgan, they’re just small time compared to this.

  72. Snuffles says:

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  73. Peachy says:

    I don’t have time to read all comments but am picturing a one sentence email from Ari to Murdoch…”tell them to stop”

    • Jojo says:

      That sounds so mafia 😂. Would be great if it actually happened though. Murdoch is not having a particularly good 2023 so far is he lol.

  74. blunt talker says:

    I have always loved how the Sussexes move with stealth to get things done- Happy they will have someone to help guide and protect them from constant smearing by any kind of media whether in the Uk or USA.

  75. blunt talker says:

    PS-At least Meghan is showing she is moving on with her life-let the royals keep doing royal things-let the Sussexes do things that make them happy and live their lives in the way they want to live it without anymore problems from the royal family and the UK media-nobody is saying if Meghan and Harry were doing some charity event it can’t be discussed-but the smearing and gnashing of teeth should no longer be allowed-to put them indanger was a very evil and disgusting thing to do-they are the parents of two small children and have a foundation and business interests to work on-the royal family should be glad that Meghan and her children will not cause them any problems-the majority of Britons support the monarchy-that is all they should care about-not people living on another continent minding their own business and doing their own thing. this parent problem fro both Meghan and Harry is something they can deal with using boundaries-Meghan’s father and his brood decided to hurt her and embarrass her before she married Harry-if Meghan does not want to have anything to do with that’s her business and we all live with our decisions-Harry problems with the royal family because he left is something he can deal with but make sure he state how things will be-Let them all move on to better situations-but if the royal family don’t deal with their media in the UK-then these problems will persist-the media in the UK seems to the boss hogg and the royals are part of their sty.

  76. ariel says:

    meg has proved she’s good at getting that hollywood $$. this is def on track to her career before marrying into the royal fam and i’m glad she’s able to continue that. she’s back in the hollywood niche and thriving. i hope she brings back the Tig and give all the lifestyle gurus run for their money (sideye Gwyneth). i’d buy anything she tells me to buy more than GOOP.

  77. HamsterJam says:

    This is going to shut down all the stochastic hate mongering going on over there, like one of my fellow ‘bitchies mentioned upthread, they will pick another target.

    It will become obvious by the dropping number of articles on her.

    I mean sure, you can say, “She did x y and z, here is a picture” – that sort of reporting is legit.

    What you can’t do is straight up make shit up like “Sources told me”

    I mean, they can, but then nobody in Hollywood will ever touch them with a 10 foot pole

    Have you ever read the book called, “You Will Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again”?

    • HamsterJam says:

      None of those nasty low-rent rota will last a day if they make up stuff about her anymore. I imagine all those hateful morning shows will have to find someone else to hate.

      And we all know that with their limited brain capacity and propensity for sexism, it will be Kate. They have to have someone as a target, that is how lame their game is.

      They are all on Team “Lets find someone to pick on” not Team “We are all valued members of society let’s work together”

      It is the lamest game in the book, divide and conquer.

      Nobody looking at me stealing you pension while I am pointing the finger at someone else

      • Angie says:

        But the polls say Kate is the number one liked royal. My question is : Is she really? Will they even go after her?

  78. Cassie says:

    Oh my I just googled Ari.
    Being an Aussie I had never heard of him.
    My word he looks and sounds impressive .

    Well done Meg ,you have found your safe place ❤

  79. tamra says:

    I have noticed that the slanderous articles are a trickle now!

  80. Cassie says:

    Seems to be the same anti Sussex pro Middleton headlines everywhere today .

    Usual suspects ,nothing has changed .