Washington [US], March 16 (ANI): British comedian and talk show host John Oliver recently weighed in on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s blockbuster CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey, while appearing on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, not long after John’s 2018 remarks on Meghan went viral for appearing to predict troubles that she would face with the royal family, he spoke with the ‘The Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon and opened up about the recent Oprah interview. During that bombshell interview, the royal couple had detailed some of the hurdles they faced early on in their marriage.
Calling the CBS interview “amazing,” Oliver said, “I didn’t find any of it surprising. That is kind of what I felt like, sadly, her experience was going to be going in.”
He said he drew this conclusion from simply observing the royal family from a distance while he was growing up and added that “they seem like flawed people. That’s literally the kindest way I could possibly put it.”
When Fallon asked Oliver as to whether anything “shocked” him about the interview, Oliver responded, “The only thing that shocked me after was that Oprah, the next day, saying ‘Harry wants to make clear it wasn’t Prince Philip being racist.’ Which made me think, really? Okay, that is actually surprising.”
Speaking about if the royal family will evolve as a result of the interview and its public response, Oliver argued and said that the “whole selling point” of the family is “that it doesn’t change.”
He further said that this selling point has now become more of a liability, because “as years go by, you realize that not changing is not entirely a good thing because that means the times might be changing around you and you are refusing to evolve,” though he suggested that the royal family “obviously should” change with the times.
Concluding his remarks jokingly about Prince Andrew, who has come under fire for his personal relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, he said, “The one person who I think has been really happy about all this has been Prince Andrew.”
He concluded, “I’m guessing that he has been nudging the royal family: ‘Can you believe what Meghan did, huh? Can you believe it? Dragging this family’s name into disrepute, shaming us…. she has ruined our reputation, she has, right guys?”
Back in 2018, while talking to The Late Show’s host Stephen Colbert about Meghan’s marriage to Prince Harry, Oliver had said, “I don’t think you need to have just seen the pilot episode of The Crown to get a basic sense that she might be marrying into a family that could cause her some emotional complications.”
He had added, “They’re an emotionally stunted group of fundamentally flawed people doing a very silly pseudo job.”
During the recent March 7 interview with Oprah, Meghan spoke about her struggle with suicidal thoughts, while dealing with a demanding role in the royal family as well as aggressive tabloid coverage.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Meghan revealed that she had requested professional help from the royal family but was denied. She also alleged that she heard from Harry while pregnant with her first child, Archie, that there had been “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Meghan and Harry’s CBS special with Oprah marked the couple’s first joint interview since their royal exit, which was recently made permanent. In the interview, the duo discussed the reasons behind their decision to step back from their royal duties, which they had first announced in January 2020. (ANI)
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Tom Hanks’ sci-fi movie ‘Finch’ drops first trailer
WASHINGTON: The first official full trailer of Hollywood star Tom Hanks’ upcoming sci-fi adventure movie ‘Finch’ has recently been dropped by Apple TV+, where it will premiere on November 5.
The movie narrates the story of a lone survivor of a global apocalypse who has embarked on a dangerous journey to find a new home for his unlikely family, a dog and a newly created robot. Hanks has portrayed the titular character, a robotics engineer, who is the only survivor of a solar event. Finch creates the robot named Jeff (Caleb Landry Jones) to take care of his loyal companion, dog Goodyear, when he’s gone.
The almost 3-minute trailer of ‘Finch’ begins with Hanks’ character saying “It all happened so fast. There was a solar flare. Goodbye crops and food, goodbye everything,” as scenes of a deserted, dystopian America pass by. “So I hid, frightened and so alone, and I found you,” he continues, addressing the sweet dog.
After Finch develops the robot Jeff, it learns its purpose (“Robots must protect dog”), the trio then set out west, embarking on a treacherous journey to beat a deadly storm to safety. “If we don’t go before that storm hits, we’ll die. All of us,” Finch says in the trailer.
During the journey, they experience some lighthearted moments on the road, Finch teaching Jeff how to drive, Jeff learning how to “talk dog”, all while the pressures of the post-apocalyptic world seem to be closing in. Along the way, they navigate through extreme weather phenomena, merciless heat, UV radiation, and other unexpected challenges.
SOHA REMEMBERS HIS FATHER ON HIS DEATH ANNIVERSARY
MUMBAI: On the tenth death anniversary of legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, his daughter Soha Ali Khan held a prayer in the former’s memory.
Taking to Instagram, Soha, who is currently spending time at her grand ancestral property Pataudi Palace, posted a picture of her and her little daughter Inaaya lovingly looking at the photo frames of late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi kept on a table. The prayer set-up was decorated with lit candles and a cricket bat.
“Abba . 05.01.1941 – 22.09.2011,” Soha captioned the heartwarming post. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and veteran actor Sharmila Tagore’s elder daughter Saba Pataudi also penned an emotional note on social media. “Abba…..I miss you every day and know you watch over me. It doesn’t feel like a decade since you left us… only just yesterday. You’ll stay in our hearts forever. Love you always,” she wrote on Instagram.
Alongside the note, Saba posted a video featuring several images of the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was popularly known as Tiger, passed away on September 22, 2011 after battling a severe lung infection. He was 70 when he breathed his last.
BRITNEY SPEARS’FILM GIVES GLIMPSE OF HER CONSERVATORSHIP
WASHINGTON: Documentary on singer Britney Spears will explore her highly-publicised conservatorship.
On Wednesday, Netflix unveiled the project’s official teaser, wherein Britney is heard leaving a message for an attorney in 2009. For the unversed, Britney’s conservatorship began in 2008 after the singer had several mental breakdowns publicly. Her father Jamie Spears served as both a conservator of her estate and person for more than a decade, but, in 2019, he temporarily stepped down as manager of her person due to his own health issues. Jodi Montgomery temporarily took his place for the past two years. And earlier this year, Britney and her lawyer filed the official court petition to request the removal of Jamie as conservator of the songstress’ estate.
Titled ‘Britney vs Spears’, the clip features a voicemail left by Britney to her lawyer at 12:29 a.m. on January 21, 2009, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
“Hi, my name is Britney Spears. I called you earlier. I’m calling again because I just wanted to make sure that during the process of eliminating the conservatorship..,” she can be heard saying the teaser. The 18-second teaser has created curiosity among social media users. “This is gonna be SO good!!! And right before the next court date! More s**t is gonna come out. I can feel it,” a netizen commented. “Omg! It’s happening. Can’t wait to see it,” another one wrote. The upcoming project is directed by Erin Lee Carr.
‘BHOOT POLICE’ IS VERY CLOSE TO MY HEART: SAIF
MUMBAI: The recently released horror-comedy Bhoot Police starring Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam has been receiving love from all quarters. The film serves a tasteful dose of humour packed with nail-biting horror. Saif’s performance has received rave reviews and the critics have praised him for bringing in a different energy to the film and its storyline. His impeccable comic timing coupled with a unique sense of style and acting prowess has always made for a great combination for genre-defining movies like Bhoot Police.
Commenting on the appreciation for his role, Saif Ali Khan said, “There are certain scripts that you read and fall in love with immediately because you see the potential they hold. You find it important that it gets made in a certain way because you have a lot of hope with that kind of script. Bhoot Police is certainly one of them! This is a movie that is very close to my heart. I want to thank everyone associated with the film – especially the producers Ramesh Taurani and Jaya Taurani for identifying and agreeing with me on the potential of this idea, and of course, Pavan Kirpalani for bringing the movie to me and standing by me. I would also like to thank my co-actors Arjun, Yami and Jacqueline – Arjun especially, because we were in it together from the beginning and it was a lot of fun jamming with him on our scenes together. Thank you everybody for all the love and happiness. Success is measured in strange and different ways. And especially in today’s times, in a pandemic, I think we can really call this a success and a feather in our caps.”
He also thanked his fans and supporters and said he is very excited as they already started working on its sequel.
SARA MEETS INDIAN ARMY MEN IN KASHMIR
MUMBAI: Actress Sara Ali Khan, who is currently vacationing in Kashmir, has met a few Indian Army men there.
Taking to the Instagram Story, Sara posted a picture of herself standing next to the soldiers with the tricolour flying high in the backdrop. She also thanked them for keeping everyone protected. “So thrilled to meet the heroes that make us feel safe, secure and protected. Thank you for all that you do for us. Jai Hind,” Sara captioned the post.
It seems like Sara is in complete holiday mode as prior to Kashmir, she visited Ladakh and Maldives. She was in Ladakh with actress Radhika Madan and singer Jasleen Royal. On her Maldives trip, she went to the ocean paradise with her mother Amrita Singh and her best friend Sara Vaisoha.
RANI WRAPS UP ESTONIA SCHEDULE OF ‘MRS CHATTERJEE VS NORWAY’
MUMBAI: Estonia schedule of Rani Mukerji-starrer ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’ has been completed. On Tuesday, the makers of the film took to their social media handle to share the update with the fans. They also posted a picture, wherein we can see Rani celebrating the completion of the schedule by cutting a cake with the whole cast and crew in Europe.
As per a statement, Rani and the entire crew shot in a bio bubble with all necessary precautions. The final schedule of the movie is expected to begin in India soon. Directed by Ashima Chibber, ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’ revolves around a journey of a mother’s battle against an entire country. Apart from ‘Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway’, Rani will also be seen in ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’, co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
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