The latest series of The Crown has landed itself in trouble and for all the right reasons. The show is being targeted by the British government for distorting history. It seems like the Royals are afraid that people will say to their face what they once said about their backs (read: blame them for Diana’s murder.) Well, Britain’s Culture Minister has made a request to Netflix to put a disclaimer to the crown, which asserts that the drama is simply a work of fiction. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has criticized the show and claimed that it has taken historical liberties regarding the British Royal Family. Of course, the minister praised the series and sad that it’s a “beautifully produced” work of fiction. However, he added that, like other TV productions, Netflix must clarify in the beginning that it’s just that. And he fears that if Netflix fails to abide by this warning, the next generation of viewers might mistake it as fact and not fiction. Honestly, people who were from the previous generation believe that its true, so he should simply come out and admit the truth – the Royal family has forced him to make this statement and clean their act. In fact, it is being reported that Dowden will write to Netflix, after the UK government's demand, and express his opinion formally. Of course, Netflix has not responded to these statements, but there’s been a request from The Associated Press. It’s interesting to notice that these allegations were never made on the previous seasons of the show. Nobody from the government bothered to question the fidelity of the past seasons that debuted in 2016. The show has been tracing the reign of Queen Elizabeth II that started in 1952, and so far, it’s been pretty bang on. Source: Harpar's BazaarThe latest season is set in the most controversial decade of the Royal history: the 1980s. This decade can be considered the most explosive amongst the British audiences, as they vividly remember each and every event. The main characters this season include Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana. Of course, we witnessed the glorious but critical 11-year tenure of Thatcher that transformed Great Britain entirely. We also saw the tumultuous relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana, a marriage that was broken before they even made their vows. Dickie Arbiter, former Royal press secretary feels that this show has done a “hatchet job” on PrinceCharles. What is even more interesting to notice here is that Diana’s brother Charles Spencer is also finding this show to be fictitious. Well, where was he during her last days? Where was he when she was vomiting her guts out and getting no response from her careless husband? Is he denying the secret interview she did with Andrew back in the day? Is he doing to deny the recorded tapes where she is voicing her feelings and experiences? So, at times, even blood relatives are not telling you the truth. His statement that “it isn’t true but it’s based around some real events” is just not sitting well with the critics. Source: DNA IndiaYes, some things must have been dramatized for effect, but the truth is right there and it is in your face: Prince Charles never loved her or even tried to. He asked her hand in marriage knowing full well he would never be able to treat her right. The fact is that he never even tried to be nice to her. And her eating disorder was never the cause of their broken marriage but it was, in fact, a symptom. He worries that people would think of it as the gospel, and you know what, it is. All evidence points in this direction, so be dignified enough to accept that you killed her emotionally. And if you think that this was the extent of criticism that was directed towards the latest series, you’re wrong. Some conservatives even find Thatcher’s portrayal to be unjustified and exaggerated. Yes, the Royals can never do harm, they can never have an opinion, and that is exactly what we’ve learnt from the series. They try to conceal all of their flaws because the integrity of the crown depends on it. So, you know what? It makes total sense that they’ve come to deny this conflict as well. The creator of the show, Peter Morgan, has said that the show is in true spirit and thoroughly researched. In 2017, he said that he can always forsake accuracy, but he can never forsake the truth.Steven Fielding, a Professor of Political History, has said that putting out a disclaimer in the beginning would be reasonable but pointless. He said that in the show, Charles has been portrayed as a bit of an idiot, and so it makes total sense if he’s upset about it. He further commented that the mixing of fact and fiction has been happening since Shakespeare. Then he made a fair argument: He said that he doesn’t remember the culture secretary complaining about the ridiculous portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Why? Because it felt right and blended well with his reputation. At least, the Netflix viewers would account to that. Source: MSNOf course, you’d only have an issue with something if it carried any truth to it. You’d be insecure and would make efforts to try and cover it up. Let’s just say this: the Royalty lives in denial. Read more about the shocking facts and discoveries about Princess Diana here.
Tobey Maguire a real jerk.The friendly neighborhood Spiderman is not that friendly anymore…Yes, we’re talking about our very own beloved Toby Maguire!There was a time when he used to dazzle with his outclass acting (Remember that iconic emo dance?) And sometimes we remember him as the internet everlasting goofy babyface meme.The California-based actor was leading the silver screen through the late 1990’s and 2000’s. Most prominently, he marked the beginning of the modern superhero era, with his fitting costume and getting ahead in one of the Marvel’s “mega successes” in the earliest times.While the initial years of the new century suggested no stop to Mr. Maguire’s snowballing success, it wasn’t long after the successful reception to Spider-Man 3 in 2007 that Maguire’s on-screen presence started vanishing. Although he still starred in many big movies such as The Great Gatsby or his hilarious cameo in Tropic Thunder, after that he didn’t get many great roles on the screen. So, what was the reason behind Maguire’s rapid downfall? Well, as they say, everything happens for a reason. From his demeaning attitude in the public to his rude conduct with fans, we’ve gathered some of the reasons behind Tobey Maguire’s devastating collapse, which prove that he is a total jerk in real life!He is a total nuisance at workDespite his charming on-screen persona, Toby Maguire was a very difficult person to work with and when it comes to Tobey Maguire in real life. From the start of his career, many co-stars reported a number of issues with the actor. James Franco, for example, expressed his resentment and said that he had a very rough time working with Tobey. Although Franco is on good terms with him now, it still suggests that Tobey wasn’t an easy man to work with!And it wasn’t just with the co-actors. In fact, Toby once tried to bully Columbia Pictures to change the filming schedule for his alleged back pain. He even insisted executives to meet his surgeons to discuss his workload, only to be discarded from the project a few days later. Soon, he learned his lesson and ended up apologizing to the film producers, admitting that his attitude towards work was “inappropriate” and “unprofessional.”Tobey Maguire is a big ol' jerk! One casting member described him as “the worst little monster you have ever met!” On various film sets, Toby has been seen ordering people not to look him in the eyes, even insisted people call him with bizarre names like “Tugboat Maguire” or “Tugboat Tobey.” Like seriously?He wants to be called with such names because he believes he is “small but strong like a tugboat.” He takes great offence if someone doesn’t abide by what he said. For example, in one interview, Tobey refused to answer any questions until the interviewer referred him with the “proper name.” He even fired a publicist in the middle of an interview for not informing the interviewer about the name requirement.According to a report, Maguire lashed at a fan stating, “I’m small but strong, just like a tugboat, so call me fucking ‘Tugboat Maguire.’ How hard can that possibly be?”If he had objections with his name, he should have argued with his parents, instead of lashing out his frustrations everywhere!Needless to say, there are fair amount of reports and instances proving he’s a total nuisance to work with. He refused to be a sweet friendly actor!Maguire once said in an interview that he was “too reserved as an actor.” He doesn’t consider himself as a charismatic guy of Hollywood who likes to be excessively social, outgoing, frank, and flashy. That may be acceptable, considering that every actor has their own comfort circle to socialize with, but there’s a fine line between being reserved and being rude. Maguire has been rude to many in the film industry, and it’s no surprise why his problematic personality has done little to no help and he’s gradually faded from the minds of Hollywood casting members. Toby’s veracious gambling habitLook, we have no issues with a filthy rich actor spending his money in gambling and having fun in the process! In fact, he had a reputation of being an absolutely great player! He was also reportedly a part of the popular poker ring with Molly Bloom. She used to organize poker games for many Hollywood actors in the early 2000s, and Maguire was her frequent visitor. In the movie Molly’s game, she revealed that Maguire was “the worst tipper, the best player, and the absolute loser.” He even tried to humiliate her once and ordered her to bark in exchange of $1,000. In 2011, he was reportedly in a lawsuit that has ruined much of his image as a gambler. Actually, he accidently won some money that turned out to be stolen from investors by an illegal Ponzi scheme. Yes, we know it was pure accident, but it isn’t fitting with the personality of an actor playing a beloved childhood superhero to being in the headlines surrounding stolen money, right?From accidentally winning stolen money to his reputation as an evil gambler, Maguire’s gambling habit has done more damage to his career than anything else. But here’s the thing: we don’t really know what it likes to be in an A-list actor’s shoes. When constantly hounded by a bunch of paparazzi and fans tailing your every move, even the most patient person would lose his calm and snap at some point! We can’t blame Toby for embracing his introvert personality, but it doesn’t give him any leverage to be rude and arrogant all the time. Let’s see what the future beholds for the actor, but one thing is for sure: he is longer our beloved friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
The upcoming Disney+ movie, The Black Beauty is led by Mackenzie Foy but it has a long list of notable actors starring alongside her. The movie is based on Anna Sewell’s eponymous novel from 1877 which centers in New York. The story is from the horse’s perspective and she narrates her life story. She recalled lessons that she learnt from her mother and along with the lessons that she gained from her experiences in the wild mustangs. After The Black Beauty gets caught during the stampede in the Western United States, it is bought by John Manly and taken to Birtwick Stables in New York. Soon, it forms a bond with Jo. You may find the lead actress familiar but still unrecognizable, because this movie will serve as her transition from the former child star to an adult actress in cinema. Furthermore, the actor who portrays the role of John Manly is a veteran in a sense but not exactly a household name. Of course, the person doing the voice over will instantly be recognized. Mackenzie Foy, who you may remember from Twilight and Interstellar, is playing the role of Jo Green, a young woman whose parents have died. She is initially shown to be skeptical and unsure if she even wants to learn about the business aspects. Soon after, she finds herself appreciating the horses like Black Beauty, and grooms and protects them.Kate Winslet is the voice that you’ll hear throughout the 110 minutes of the film, as she is dubbing for The Black Beauty. You’ll hear her voice as she remembers her past and forms a strong bond with Jo in the film. Of course, Kate is an Oscar-winning actress and known around the world for her incredible list of films, including Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, etc. The Black Beauty is coming to Disney Plus and it has been directed by Ashley Avis. The movie goes on to prove that movies with animals are still being made. Avis claims that the producers expected two things from this movie: they wanted black beauty to be a female and they wanted to modernize the storyline and make it resonate with the audience of today. Avis also wrote the screenplay of this film. The Black Beauty is one of those books that we’ve grown up reading. It’s had a huge impact on generations and the text is so powerful that parallels can be drawn from today. Avis said that she didn’t want to change everything and simply take out the main message. When Avis was doing her research, she discovered that the writer was actually aiming to improve the the overall treatment of horses in her days, and by writing this story, she helped people understand the greatness of empathy and how essential it is while dealing with horses, as well as other animals in Victorian England. Hence, when she found out about the wild-horse issue, Avis realized what was happening in the modern world, and how a movie on Black Beauty story can bring some positive change.Avis claims that in her movie, the black beauty was born in the wild and life bought to Western America; she was forcefully taken away from her family and was all alone in this new world altogether. She scratched Black Beauty characters by keeping the originals in mind, and simply added more nuances that made them relatable in the present time. It’s hard to imagine that Sewell’s novel is almost 150 years old. Furthermore, the novel was initially meant to be for the adults, like we already mentioned that the writer wanted to bring a sense of compassion and empathy in the world at the time, but gradually, the novel became a children’s classic and is remains to be a bestseller! In addition, the novel was amongst the first to be told from an animal’s perspective. The story challenges the bleak and cold treatment of animals and teaches the importance of kindness and gentleness. Avis says that she read the novel as a child and she never forgot the lesson she learnt from it. It became her ultimate mission to impart those messages to the rest of the world. Avis admitted that she started riding at the age of seven and has always had a little love affair with them. Her adult life had imposed duties and responsibilities on her, due to which she hadn’t found time to go back to her love for horses. But after meeting producer Jeremy Bolt, she knew that this project was hers for the taking. They both have a passion for horses, and that is exactly what made this collaboration a success. You must watch this movie on Disney Plus in addition to Black Beauty cast and character guide. It’s a wonderful story of human beings and their relationship with animals and vice versa.
The month of November has been quite heavy for the British Monarchy, as several emotionally overwhelming incidents such as Meghan Markle’s miscarriage have occurred during it. In addition to this loss, Prince Charles and Camilla faced another loss – loss of dignity – all thanks to the honest and brave portrayal of the royal couple on the Netflix drama series, The Crown.We know that the show usually depicts the truth on screen as it has a rich source of information which they first verify and then add to the screenplay. There have been several incidents in the past seasons where The Crown might’ve gone too far, like when they were bold enough to show the differences between Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philips. But Season 4 is different – it dropped on Netflix on the 15th of November. It probably crossed a line while portraying the tumultuous relationship between Crown's Charles and Princess Diana. This topic, on its own, is a controversial one! People from all over the world were shocked and mourned over the death of the People’s Princess. Even though she died in 1997, conspiracy theories never ended. People have had their doubts and had always found a way to blame the Queen. Generations have been divided into two teams: Princess Diana and Princess of Cornelia. Fan all over the world have been tirelessly waiting for the show to depict Diana and her relationship with Prince Charles ever since the show started – and finally, it did – and Prince Charles only wishes that it never did. The show has proven to be the objective over the years and never tried to persuade us in the wrong direction. It made us feel sympathetic towards Charles in the third season as we saw his broken relationship with his mother. However, it also made us feel disgusted, as we got to see his worst side – something we always assumed but now we actually got to see it. A man of his “honor” shouldn’t have treated a teenage Diana like this. In fact, no man should treat a woman like that, regardless of his age or her honor. Period.It was heartbreaking to see that a fairytale we always believed in was actually a nightmare for the couple. And we’re sad to realize that it wasn’t just Charles who treated Diana awfully, but it was also the Queen, Camilla, and the rest of the family. Many would argue that Charles was forced to marry her. Well, if a man in his position can break a marriage, he sure could’ve refused to do it in the first place. But the reason why he actually went ahead with the plan is one: Camilla. She was already married with kids at the time, and she was the one who actually encouraged him to marry Diana. The problem isn’t that he never loved her – the problem is that he never even tried. And worst of all, he tried to do everything in his power to make her life miserable. He was the reason she was developed an eating disorder, he gaslighted her, and finally, tried to prove that she was mad. He, on the contrary, has every trait of a narcissist. He was never happy – he tried to find issues with literally everything. The way she expressed her love, the way she spoke, and the way she loved her children. When she officially joined the family, she was 19 years old whereas Charles was in his 30s, so naturally you’d expect him to act a bit mature. But did he? In the first few years of their marriage, he criticized her because she didn’t enjoy the limelight. She wanted to be there for her own children rather than the crowds of Australia. But soon, when she understood her duty, she became more popular than him. People started admiring her for her marvelous attitude and beauty. But was that enough to impress Prince Charles of Wales? Nope! He became insecure and started calling her behavior “calculated and choreographed antics.” Basically, there was no way for her to impress him, not because she wasn’t capable, but because he didn’t want to. And Camilla and the family weren’t of much help either. Of course, we could see that he was lost, but does that make it okay for him to ruin somebody’s life like that? Does it make it okay for him to not only disrespect his wife, the mother of his children, and the future Queen? Anyway, the honest depiction of this toxic man is not sitting well with people in the Palace, of course. Despite the claim that none of the royals watch The Crown, we know that they’re acutely aware that the whole world is judging them right now. They know that their despicable doings are out of the bag and they’ll be held accountable for her death – maybe not the actual one, but they did murder her spirit and self-worth. Furthermore, parallels have been drawn between Princess Diana and Princess Meghan Markel. They were both loved by the people but somehow the Palace never treated them well. Prince Williams is displeased because the show is dragging things from the past that were too difficult for them to experience either way. But hey, the skeletons you’d locked in there had to come out someday! Inside sources from the Palace have confirmed that the Royals are finding this portrayal to be extremely unpleasant. Apparently, they don’t want people to buy it, as several aspects have been fictionalized to add controversy. We will only say one thing: the audience can’t be fooled so easily. They can easily see which parts were fictionalized and which were shown as it is. Let's see what the season 5 holds for us or if there's gonna be season 5!
We all need a good movie to digest the feast and fight served on the Thanksgiving table!Winter is an ideal season to sit along with your family, snuggle in a cozy blanket, and stream your favorite movies. The invisible enemy outside (coronavirus) is literally forcing us to stay indoors, and we want something to ward off our boredom, right? And honestly, we all need a family movie night now more than ever, especially around the holidays, to cheer up the lost holiday spirit and keep all worries at bay… Having an entertaining movie night with family is fun, low-effort activity that sure to make everyone happy and at peace.And for some reason; a good movie at Thanksgiving Day offers a perfect escape from your uncle’s whining, cousins’ crying and mommy’s ranting at the end of the day… Plus, after preparing a delicious Thanksgiving feast and doing hundreds of dishes, you will definitely want to lie down and watch your favorite movie with a glass of Champaign and relax for a while your children watch movies for kids and look for new family movies. Don’t worry! We’ve sorted the best Thanksgiving movies 2020 for you! All you need is some delicious snacks to go with it! And if you’re looking more ways to spend your day, check out these best Thanksgiving deals.Happy Turkey Day!1. The Oath (2018)A black Friday’s oath that causes a rift during one family’s Thanksgiving dinner. How are they going to survive this? You to need to watch this movie to learn more!2. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)One of the best Thanksgiving movies, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, is suitable for people of all ages in the family!3. You’ve got a mail (1998)The adorable remake of the 140s The Shop Around the Corner is fitting for all season, including winter, and also includes a Thanksgiving scene. Moreover, a charming match of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan is enough to convince us to watch this movie, right?4. National Treasure (2004)Benjamin Gates (played by Nicolas Cage) goes on a mission to protect a treasure from falling into the evil hands.5. Little Women This epic tale of the March sisters, Amy, Meg, Jo and Beth, is definitely a holiday treat for all the women in the family!6. Home AloneHonestly, one cannot truly enjoy the holiday spirit until the whole family sits together to watch Home Alone!7. RudyWhen it comes to Thanksgiving, a roasted turkey and a football movie go hand in hand. Everyone is the family can well-reflect with Rudy’s inspirational story, and the wintry night will set the holiday mood right! 8. MatildaThe classic tale from Roald Dahl is definitely going to entertain the entire family! A story follows a girl named Matilda, who outsmarts everyone with her big powers and extraordinary abilities.9. Toy Story 4A night with Roddy and his friends is always going to be fun, isn’t it?10. Eat Pray LoveThis thanksgiving, embark on a journey with Julia Roberts who travels around the world to rediscover her true self after getting a tragic divorce! 11. RatatouilleYes, we definitely need to learn some cooking lessons from Remy, a rat who dreams to become a chef! The movie feels especially relevant for Thanksgiving!12. Women’s EngagementWhen a girl’s fiancé breaks the engagement right before the Thanksgiving, she handles her shattering love life by hiring a fake boyfriend. 13. Fantastic Mr. FoxAn epic tale about family, friends and feast feels especially appropriate to watch on Thanksgiving. 14. What’s cooking?The comedy movie follows the stories of different families on Thanksgiving Day. After watching this movie, you will know that your family isn’t the only one behaves abnormally at the thanksgiving table!15. Love at the Thanksgiving Day ParadeThis movie involves Chicago’s annual Thanksgiving parade and, of course, love…16. Turkey HollowAn animated movie about two friends who befriends with mysterious monsters during their visit to the town of Turkey Hollow.17. A family ThanksgivingA movie about a successful woman who gets an opportunity to reflect how her life could have been different.18. Paul Blat: Mall copThe comedy Kevin James movie revolves around the black Friday sales. Definitely a must-watch in this season!19. Adams Family ValuesThis thanksgiving, there’s no better way to learn some family values from the infamous Adams Family!20. The New WorldA movie about the birth of America feels more relevant to watch on this holiday!21. The Family StoneThis movie features a realistic and emotional aspect of one’s family during a holiday season.22. Grumpy Old MenTwo grumpy old men who hate each other since childhood find a similar love interest, which makes a hilarious thanksgiving scene. 23. A Winnie the Pooh ThanksgivingThis movie is perfect for all the little ones joining in the thanksgiving movie night.24. The Blind SideA real life story about the Tuohy family adopting a homeless town who becomes an All-American football player.25. Free Birds Nothing feels more appropriate than watching a movie about two Turkeys on a Turkey Day. Win-Win!
John Travolta shared a sweet-rare picture of his son on Instagram on his 10th birthday!Captioned with “Happy Birthday my wonderful Ben,” the picture features his youngest child Ben sitting on his father’s lap and smiling while John affectionately wrapping his hands around him. The sweetest picture of father & son’s duo left everyone in awe… But there’s one thing that everyone couldn't stop noticing: Ben Travolta’s strikingly similar features with that of her late mother Kelly Preston! Preston died in July this year after battling with breast cancer for two years. John announced the news of his wife’s tragic death in an emotional post on Instagram. Ben Travolta celebrated his 10th birthday and the first one without his mother being alongside him… obviously, he missed his mom and remembered her on this special occasion.Earlier this year, John and his daughter Ella Bleu made a tribute to the deceased mother Preston, but the picture of a grownup 10-year-old Ben were rarer still, as he turned out to be more like his mother than the father.Frankly, this picture has no many things to make us fall in love with it; the happiness illuminating off their faces, John Travolta affectionately embracing his youngest son, and just how adorable Ben looks with his blond hairstyle and a shy grin on his face. It’s evident that Ben got his blue-eyes and blond-hair from her mother.We can only imagine how difficult it has been for John to cope with the loss of his dear wife, Kelly… but there’s nothing more important for John than his family, and he’s standing firm alongside his kids and showering his unprecedented love as their only parent. It’s just hard to believe that Hollywood’s “Sparkly-Eyed Gem” actress is no more with us! Kelly Preston was one of Hollywood’s most admirable and charming actresses most prominently known for her supporting role in Oscar-nominating movie “Jerry Maguire” alongside Tom Cruise. Husband John Travolta wrote an emotional post on Instagram in an honor of his late wife, “Fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been her side, Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered.” The couple tied the knot in September 1991 and welcomed three children together. Unfortunately, Jett, their eldest son also died in January 2009 at the age of 16, while they were vacationing in the Bahamas. The teen accidentally hit his head on a bathtub after suffering a seizure, which he couldn’t survive– the saddest family moment.The couple was devastated at that time. Earlier this year in April, the couple paid a tribute to their late son on Instagram, uploading his picture together with a caption, “Happy Birthday to our sweetest Jetty, we love you!!”11 years after her son’s death, Kelly Preston died at the age of 57, leaving behind two kids, Ella Travolta, 20, and Ben Travolta, 10. On the occasion of Ben’s birthday, the 20-year-old Ella posted a picture of her brother with a caption reading, “Happy Birthday Benjamin!!! To the sweetest boy in the world, I am so lucky to have you in my life. Even though I am your sister, you continue to teach me so much every day. You are my best friend and I love you to the moon and back.” And just like his sister, Hayvine team also send our love and best wishes to the birthday boy… Happy Birthday Benjamin Travolta!