The daily gossip: May 1, 2020

Meghan Markle lost the first round in her tabloid lawsuit, the Parks and Recreation reunion raised millions, and more

Meghan Markle.
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1. Meghan Markle's tabloid lawsuit is off to a rocky start

Meghan Markle was dealt a disappointing blow in her lawsuit against a British tabloid publisher when the judge dismissed part of her claim on Friday. Markle is suing Associated Newspapers, which owns The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, over alleged copyright violations, misuse of her private information, and for supposedly altering excerpts of a letter sent to her father, Thomas Markle, with the intent of portraying her "in a false and damaging light." In Friday's ruling, the judge threw out Markle's claim that Associated Newspapers acted "dishonestly" by only quoting certain sections of her letter or that it intentionally "stirred up" drama between Markle and her dad. Though the lawsuit is ongoing, this is definitely not the way Markle's team had hoped it would start.

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