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Rick Springfield Is “Supernatural’s” New Lucifer

Mike Lawrie/Getty ImagesRick Springfield is about to unleash his inner devil.

The 66-year-old singer/actor has been tapped to play the new Lucifer in The CW horror series Supernatural, according to The Hollywood Reporter

“Lucifer is going to try out different vessels and the first one he feels comfortable in is a rock star named Vince Vicente,” executive producer Bob Singer revealed at the long-running show’s Comic-Con 2016 panel in San Diego on Sunday.

“We have cast that role,” added Singer before announcing, “Rick Springfield is going to be the new Satan.”

Co-executive producer Andrew Dabb set up the story line, explaining, “Lucifer got what he wanted last season, his face-to-face with God [Rob Benedict]. Now he’s out in the world. We see Lucifer on vacation and he wants to have fun.”

Dabb explained the casting of Springfield for the part by noting, “This is a real role. Great actors have played this before like Mark Pelligrino and Misha Collins a little bit, so we needed someone who could act.”

“Most rock stars can only sing and very few can act,” added Dabb. “If you’ve seen Ricki and The Flash or True Detective recently, he’s really great.”

Vincente is described as a “washed-up aging rock star,” and will appear in the first few episodes of the season, according to the industry trade publication. Springfield shot his first scene on Friday.

Supernatural returns for its 12th season October 13 on The CW.

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New David Bowie Box Set to Feature Previously Unreleased 1974 Album, “The Gouster”

Credit: Jimmy KingAn archival David Bowie box set titled Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976), a follow-up to 2015’s Five Years (1969-1973) compilation, will be released on September 23. The expansive collection will include remastered versions of four Bowie albums — Diamond Dogs, David Live, Young Americans and Station to Station — as well as a previously unreleased 1974 studio effort called The Gouster recorded just before Young Americans.

In addition, Who Can I Be Now? contains previously unreleased alternate mixes of David Live and Station to Station; Live Nassau Coliseum ’76, a concert album previously available only on the 2010 deluxe reissue of Station to Station; and Re:Call 2, a 13-track compilation featuring non-album singles, single versions and B-sides from the 1974-1976 period.

The Gouster was produced by Tony Visconti, and was recorded and mixed in Philadelphia before Bowie headed to New York City to work with John Lennon and producer Harry Maslin on what became 1975’s Young Americans. The album includes previously unreleased alternate mixes of three songs that ended up on the latter record — “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” “Can You Hear Me” and “Right” — as well as two tunes that were first released as bonus tracks on the 1990 reissue of Young Americans.

Meanwhile, Re:Call 2 features such rarities as the original single mix of “Rebel Rebel,” an Australian single edit of “Diamond Dogs,” and a single edit of the version of “Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me” that appeared on the David Live album.

Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976) will be available as a 12-CD package, a 13-LP vinyl collection and in various digital formats. The CD and vinyl editions will come packaged with a hardback book offering rare and previously unseen photos, vintage reviews and notes from Visconti and Maslin.

Here is the list of albums featured in the Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976) CD and vinyl box sets:

Diamond Dogs (remastered)
David Live (original mix) (two-CD, two-LP)*
David Live (2005 mix) (remastered) (two-CD, three-LP)
The Gouster*
Young Americans (remastered)
Station to Station (remastered)
Station to Station (Harry Maslin 2010 mix)*
Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 (two-CD, two-LP)
Re:Call 2 (remastered)*

* = exclusive to Who Can I Be Now? (1974–1976).

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Heart, John Mellencamp & More Join A-List Artists on “Stop Using Our Songs” Parody Anthem

L-R: Nancy & Ann Wilson of Heart; Michael Stewart/WireImageEvery election cycle, there’s always at least a few stories about candidates using a singer or band’s song in their campaign without the artist’s permission.  Most recently, it’s the Donald Trump campaign that’s taken heat for that from Queen, The Rolling Stones and George Harrison.  Now, John Oliver is giving the artists their say.

A segment that aired Sunday night on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver features some A-list artists all performing “Stop Using Our Songs” — a tongue-in-cheek, “We Are the World”-type anthem appealing to politicians to, well, stop using their songs without permission.

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Cyndi Lauper, Usher, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Michael Bolton, John Mellencamp, and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons all take turns singing the verses, then join in on the chorus:

“Stop using our songs, you won’t sing along/It might seem appealing, but you’re just stealing.”

The video does give candidates an alternate song they can use for free: a cat walking across an electric organ’s keys, then laying down on them for a nice nap.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Kristen Bell: Fame, Family, and Her “Tiny” Wedding

ABC/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — She might not be the “biggest fish” in Hollywood, but that’s just fine with Kristen Bell. “Those big fish sometimes have a hard time,” the Bad Moms star told CBS Sunday Morning. “I can still go to the grocery store.”

Bell’s focus remains her family not fame, the Frozen voiceover actress noted, sharing for the very first time pictures of her “tiny” wedding to actor Dax Shepard.

While some stars are more famous for their multimillion dollar weddings that are expensive as their marriages are short, Bell and her hubby had a simple, no-frills courthouse wedding in 2013 that remains one of the highlights of Bell’s life. 

“We got married in a tiny room in the Beverly Hills courthouse, and it was still one of the best days of my life,” Bell explained, showing the couple’s attire was equally understated: Shepard is wearing a black tuxedo with bow tie and Bell has on a simple black top and pants with a statement necklace.

Bell got emotional while talking about her actor husband and the father of their two young daughters.

“He’s a wonderful father,” she said, tearing up.

“He knows the value of things. He was an addict for many, many years and he pulled himself out of it, and he’s been sober for 11 or 12 years now,” Bell added. “And he knows how many times he’s messed up and how many times he’s been really closing to losing everything.”

Bell also knows the value of family. The Bad Moms star, who has appeared with her husband in ads for Samsung Electronics and will star alongside him in a movie next year, doesn’t take what she has for granted.

“I always think, if I’m on my deathbed, what am I gonna be thinking about? And it won’t be some random movie I participated in, or some TV show. It will be my family,” Bell said.

 

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“Doctor Strange,” Baby Groot, Take Root at Comic Con

Marvel Studios(SAN DIEGO) — If you’re a fan of Marvel movies, you were in heaven this weekend.

All sorts of news from the comic book and film giant came out of Comic-Con in San Diego. Let’s start with the premiere of the second trailer for Doctor Strange.

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange, who turns to mysticism to try to heal his injured hands following a terrible car wreck — and ends up discovering the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

The new, nearly two-and-a-half-minute clip prominently features Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Strange’s mentor, who helps transform the brilliant surgeon into the “Sorcerer Supreme.”

Speaking with ABC Radio at Comic-Con, director Scott Derrickson said of the film, “It is darker, I think, and more serious than maybe any Marvel movie….It’s not Guardians of the Galaxy but it’s by no means dour.”

Doctor Strange, co-starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen, will be released November 4.

Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, new footage from the sequel was screened, and Kurt Russell was confirmed to be playing Ego (AKA Ego, The Living Planet), the alien father of Chris Pratt’s half-earthling Peter Quill/Star-Lord.

The film will have a baby Groot, which director James Gunn says he spent a lot of time designing — and about whom lucky fans who saw a peek couldn’t stop gushing online.

“It was something that really ushered the movie in a new direction,” he says of the tree character, which was born out of the Groot that died in the first film. 

It was announced that a new attraction based on the Guardians of the Galaxy series will open at Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim, California, next summer. You can preview the ride by watching a featurette on Disneyland’s YouTube page.

The sequel debuts in May of 2017.

Marvel also unveiled Hulk-related props from the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, as well as footage and concept art of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which will have Tom Holland reprising the titular role after appearing in this year’s Captain America: Civil War.

“It’s a straight-up high school movie,” director Jon Watts described the project.

The film, also featuring Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei, hits theaters in July of 2017.

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Comic-Con: “Black Panther” Stars Say Marvel’s “Embracing…Diversity”

L-R: Director Ryan Coogler, actors Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan from Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) — Marvel’s Black Panther cast was unveiled over the weekend during Comic-Con in San Diego.

We already knew Chadwick Boseman will play the titular character. On Saturday, the studio confirmed that Michael B. Jordan will co-star as Erik Killmonger; Lupita Nyong’o will portray Nakia; and The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira will fill the role of Okoye.

Jordan told ABC Radio “it’s about time” that there’s a comic book movie with a black cast and black director — his Creed director, Ryan Coogler.

“I feel really optimistic about it and I’m really proud to be a part of it,” he added.

Jordan further commented on how a movie like this one can help heal the racial tensions the country is experiencing right now.

“I think whenever you’re able to tell stories from different perspectives that people might have a stereotypical point of view on and you’re able to shine a light on it in a creative way, I think that always helps,” he said.

Nyong’o pointed out that Marvel has a “rich and diverse universe,” and its films are “embracing that diversity.”

Black Panther will arrive in theaters in 2018.

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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NATIONAL NEWS

Dallas Police Applications up 344 Percent Since Deadly Cop Shootings

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — Dallas police applications have tripled after five local law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty by a gunman who said he was angry with police.

The July 7 attack was the deadliest event for law enforcement since Sept. 11. But it doesn’t seem to have deterred people from joining the force.

From June 8 to June 20, the police department received 136 applications, averaging to 11.3 applications per day, the Dallas Police Department said in a Facebook post Friday.

Then from July 8 to July 20 — the 12 days following the shooting — the department received 467 applications, or 38.9 applications per day.

In total, this was a 344 percent increase since the shootings, police said.

Applications “are steadily flowing in daily,” police added.

Two weeks ago, days after the tragic shootings, Dallas Police Chief David Brown urged protesters to join the police force, announcing, “We’re hiring.”

“Get off that protest line and put an application in and we’ll put you in your neighborhood and we will help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about,” Brown said at a news conference.

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Convention Security Concerns Shift to Philadelphia

ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Thousands of police and federal agents who were in Cleveland last week for the Republican National Convention are now in Philadelphia for another week of long days and heightened vigilance.

The recent attacks on police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as the terrorist attack in Nice, France, are “certainly a reminder you’ve always got to be ready for any scenario,” according to Secret Service Director James Clancy.

“We should have a plan already in place for whatever we may be confronted with,” Clancy told ABC News’ Pierre Thomas in an exclusive interview ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

For weeks, top U.S. officials have been warning that radical activists drawn to the political conventions could mar otherwise peaceful demonstrations with violence.

“I am concerned about the prospect of demonstrations getting out of hand, and concerned about the possibility of violence,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told lawmakers earlier this month.

Johnson said the Department of Homeland Security alone sent about 3,000 personnel to the RNC and will do the same for the DNC. That includes personnel from the Secret Service, the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard.

In addition to the DHS personnel, thousands of other federal authorities and thousands of state and local authorities are helping to protect each convention. And they are backed up with aerial support and a massive setup of barriers and fences to restrict access to venues — an unprecedented level of security despite law enforcement knowing of no specific, credible threat to the conventions.

The convention in Philadelphia, however, presents new and different challenges than those facing officers and agents in Cleveland.

“They’re two very different venues,” Clancy said. “The landscapes are much different.”

And even for experienced security officials involved, tensions run high until the candidates accept their party’s nominations and all the attendees and demonstrators go home safely.

“Absolutely I do get butterflies, absolutely feel the anxiety,” Clancy said of those last minutes inside the convention halls.

“You continue to go back over your plan,” he added. “You never think you’ve got your plan perfectly in place.”

According to Clancy, even if all goes well in Philadelphia, he won’t feel the pressure lifted until a full day after the convention ends.

“It usually takes about 24 hours after an event … you got to sleep on it a few hours,” he said.

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Two Teens Identified as Victims in Deadly Shooting Outside Florida Club

iStock/Thinkstock(FORT MYERS, Fla.) — Two teenagers were identified as the two victims killed in a shooting outside a Florida club early Monday morning.

The teens were 14-year-old Sean Archilles and 18-year-old Ste’fan Strawder, the Fort Myers Police said.

The shooting was reported in the parking lot at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida, at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, the Fort Myers Police said, after an event at the club geared toward teenagers.

At least 14 to 16 others were hurt, police said. Injuries ranged from minor to life-threatening, police said.

Police have not determined a motive but said this is not an act of terror.

A spokeswoman for Lee Memorial Hospital said patients’ ages ranged from 12 to 27.

“We are deeply sorry for all involved,” Club Blu said in a statement. “We tried to give the teens WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS A SAFE PLACE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. Ages 12-17. There was armed security as well as full security,inside and out. As the club was closing and parents were picking their children up…..that’s when all this took place.”

“It was not kids at the party that did this despicable act,” the club said.

Three people were detained in connection with the shooting.

Police said the area is now “safe.”

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SPORTS NEWS

Michael Jordan Breaks Silence on Race-Related Police Shootings

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Basketball legend Michael Jordan lost his father, James, in 1993 after two men shot him to death in his car while he was parked on the side of a highway in North Carolina.

On Monday, Jordan is doing what fellow greats like Muhammad Ali have done before him, speaking out against what he views as current social injustices plaguing this nation — not just the killing of allegedly innocent blacks in this country at the hands of police, but the targeted retaliation of police thereafter.

In a statement and story published on “The Undefeated,” Jordan referenced the killings in Dallas, Baton Rouge and so many other regions in America, by writing, “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers.”

He continued, “I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.”

The six-time NBA champion, 53, and legendary Chicago Bull was taught “to love and respect people regardless of their race or background.” He used the word “saddened” to describe his thoughts on the “racial tensions” that have inflicted the nation’s cities in recent weeks.

“I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers — who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all — are respected and supported,” he wrote.

The man who many know simply as “No. 23,” acknowledged that his experience with police may be different than other “people of color,” but he said he “decided to speak out in the hope that we can come together as Americans, and through peaceful dialogue and education, achieve constructive change.”

“To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund,” the five-time NBA MVP continued. “Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.”

The problems and tensions that currently exist in communities “didn’t happen overnight and they won’t be solved tomorrow,” Jordan added.

“But if we all work together, we can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities,” he closed.

Jordan’s statement Monday comes less than two weeks after some of the biggest names in sports — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony — shared similar sentiments at the 2016 ESPY Awards.

“We can’t ignore the reality of the current state of America,” Anthony said during the show. “The system is broken. The problems are not new, the violence is not new, and the racial divide definitely is not new. But the urgency to create change is at an all-time high.”

“It’s time to look in the mirror and ask ourselves, ‘What are we doing to create change?'” James added.

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New Zealand Athlete Claims He Was Kidnapped by Police in Rio

iStock/Thinkstock(RIO DE JANEIRO) — A New Zealand athlete claims that he was kidnapped by police at gunpoint in Rio.

Jason Lee, a New Zealand national jiu-jitsu champion, said he was pulled over by two armed police officers, who told him they were doing a routine search for drugs and weapons.

“First he asked me to stretch my arms, then patted me down. He grabbed my genital area, which was quite a surprise,” Lee told New Zealand website Stuff, where his girlfriend Laura McQuillan works.

Lee said police officers also searched his car. He was then notified that he could not drive in Brazil without carrying his passport, according to Lee.

Police said Lee would be arrested if he didn’t pay 2000 Brazilian Reais (around $610), according to Stuff.

But he didn’t have enough cash so the police forced him into one of the officer’s cars, Lee explained.

“At this point I acknowledged to myself that I’ve completely backed myself into a corner,” Lee told Stuff.

After Lee withdrew the cash and gave the police the money, he was released.

“You can’t say anything to anyone about this, not a word,” the police said, according to Lee, but he told Stuff that he reported it to the Tourist Police the same night.

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Twitter to Live Stream MLB, NHL Games

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Fans can soon catch live streams of MLB and NHL games on Twitter. The social media company is partnering with MLBAM, NHL and 120 Sports to show games and a nightly multi-sport highlight show, called The Rally.

“Twitter is the fastest way to see what’s unfolding in MLB and the NHL,” said Twitter CFO Anthony Noto. “MLBAM has pioneered streaming live digital video and we could not be more excited to partner with them on live games as well as The Rally, giving our audience the live sports events they are already talking about on one screen on Twitter.”

Sports fans have long used Twitter as a platform to follow and engage their favorite teams, prompting Twitter and pro sports executives to partner and further enhance the online viewing experience. Now fans can watch once-per-week live streams of out-of-market MLB and NHL games free, whether logged in or not in the United States. MLB games will also be available worldwide, with exception to select international territories.

The Rally, to be produced by 120 Sports, will provide fans on Twitter with exclusive highlights and expert analysis across multiple sports. With content designed to integrate specifically with Twitter’s platform, The Rally will include interactive elements that will allow instant fan engagement and discussion of the moments that are trending among fans.

Schedules for the live streamed MLB and NHL games are expected to come at a later date.

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WORLD NEWS

UN Report Shows Sharp Increase in Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan, Especially Among Children

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Afghanistan has sustained a record number of civilian casualties during the first six months of this year, according to a United Nations report published Monday.

In addition, almost one-third of the 5,166 civilians killed or maimed in the first half of the year were children, according to the UN report.

The Human Rights team of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) recorded 1,601 civilian deaths and 3,565 civilians injured between January and June of this year, the highest number of casualties within a six month period since record-keeping began in 2009, according to UNAMA. More than 1,500 of these civilian casualties were children, according to UNAMA.

This figure is “conservative” and “almost certainly underestimates” the actual number of civilians harmed, UNAMA said.

Nearly 64,000 civilians have died in Afghanistan since 2009.

“Every single casualty documented in this report – people killed while praying, working, studying, fetching water, recovering in hospitals – every civilian casualty represents a failure of commitment and should be a call to action for parties to the conflict to take meaningful, concrete steps to reduce civilians’ suffering and increase protection,” Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, said in a statement. “Platitudes not backed by meaningful action ring hollow over time. History and the collective memory of the Afghan people will judge leaders of all parties to this conflict by their actual conduct.”

The report also breaks down the responsible parties for the record number of civilian casualties.

UNAMA wrote that 60 percent of all civilian casualties could be attributed to “Anti-Government Elements (AGE)” which includes “all individuals and armed groups” fighting in opposition with the government of Afghanistan and/or international military forces. This includes “those who identify as ‘Taliban,'” according to the report. Twenty-three percent of civilian casualties were a result of “Pro-Government Forces (PGE).” Thirteen percent of casualties were jointly attributed to AGE and PGF and the remaining 4 percent were caused by “unattributed explosive remnants of war,” according to the report.

In addition, the report reveals the deliberate targeting of women, as well as the use of children in armed conflict, among other human rights violations.

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Woman Killed by Tiger After Exiting Her Vehicle at Beijing Animal Park

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — One woman died and another was severely injured after a tiger attacked them when they exited their vehicle while at the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World this weekend, according to Yanqing County government.

The incident, caught in part on surveillance video, took place on Saturday at an outdoor, drive-through animal park in China, where visitors can drive around in their cars and view exotic animals as if on a safari. The tragedy occurred when one woman exited her vehicle while in the Siberian tiger enclosure part of the animal park.

Surveillance footage shows a woman exiting the passenger side of the vehicle, walking over to the driver’s side, and then standing outside of the vehicle while she seems to speak with someone inside the car. Suddenly a tiger pounces on her, dragging the woman away from the vehicle and off camera.

Two more people then jump out of the car, running after the woman and tiger, disappearing off camera.

The woman who died was a 57-year-old mother who was trying to save her daughter from the tiger, according to the South China Morning Post. The daughter, in her 30s, who is reportedly the one seen being dragged away by the tiger in the surveillance video, was severely injured, the paper reported.

Badaling Wildlife World was immediately closed following the incident, and an investigation is underway, according to the Yanqing County government’s official blog.

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Prince Harry ‘Regrets’ Not Speaking About Princess Diana’s Death

Matt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince Harry said he regrets not discussing the death of his mother, Diana, the Princess of Wales, earlier in his life.

“You know, I really regret not ever talking about it,” Harry, 31, told soccer player Rio Ferdinand at a barbecue he hosted at Kensington Palace for his “Heads Together” mental health initiative.

Prince Harry was just 12 years old in 1997 when he lost his mom, who died in a tragic car accident at the age of 36. Diana also left behind Harry’s older brother Prince William, who was 15 at the time.

Ferdinand lost his wife to cancer last year and spoke to Harry about the challenges of her death and how it might affect his kids.

“He’s gone through different stages in his life that my kids are going to be going towards,” Ferdinand said of Prince Harry. “So to get some of his experiences is very rewarding for me and very educational in many ways.”

Harry admitted it was only in the last three years that he has been comfortable opening up about his mother’s death. He told the BBC Monday that it is critical for people to discuss life’s challenges to help them get past life’s adversities.

“It is OK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it. It is not a weakness,” Harry said. “Weakness is having a problem and not recognizing it and not solving that problem.”

Harry’s comments came on the same day the fifth-in-line to the British throne released a new video for “Heads Together,” the mental health campaign he formed and spearheads with his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The campaign brings leading mental health charities together to tackle often unspoken and taboo subjects that people are afraid to discuss, and encourages people to speak up about mental health.

Harry reminded people that anyone can suffer from mental health issues, even sports stars and members of the royal family.

“It is very easy for someone to look at someone like Rio Ferdinand and say, ‘You get paid all the money in the world, you are a successful footballer, you have fast cars,'” Harry told the BBC. “But at the end of the day his wife was snatched from him at an early stage of his life with her. So of course he is going to suffer, it doesn’t matter if he has an amazing job.”

Harry’s charitable focus over the next year centers on mental health awareness as well as raising awareness for HIV/AIDS, a cause also championed by his mother.

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