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Meghan Markle has ‘moved on’ from her difficult dad, focusing on motherhood, says royal expert

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Meghan Markle has ‘moved on’ from her difficult dad, focusing on motherhood, says royal expert

Meghan Markle is focusing on her new role as a mother after enduring a troublesome relationship with her father that’s been chronicled by the press for months.

“I think really she’s been incredibly hurt and disappointed by how many members of her family have behaved, but from what I am told, she’s moved on,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Fox News.

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Nicholl, a royal correspondent for Vanity Fair, recently published “Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love,” which presents an in-depth look at the former American actress and her marriage to the British prince, and how their high-profile romance is reshaping the monarchy. It features interviews with friends close to the couple, those who have worked with Harry, 34, as well as palace aides, among others.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in New Zealand.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in New Zealand.
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In February of this year, Markle’s father Thomas Markle released a heartbreaking letter the former “Suits” star wrote to him in the wake of her wedding to Harry in May 2018. The former Hollywood lighting director, 74, told The Mail he originally planned to keep the letter “totally private out of respect for her” until her friends “launched their attack” on him in a shocking tell-all profile for People magazine.

“Daddy, it is with a heavy heart that I write this, not understanding why you have chosen to take this path, turning a blind eye to the pain you are causing,” the 37-year-old wrote in a handwritten letter, dated August 2018, that’s over five pages.

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Thomas Markle previously slammed Meghan for ignoring him.

Thomas Markle previously slammed Meghan for ignoring him.
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In various interviews, Thomas has claimed he has no way to reach Markle directly.

“Your actions have broken my heart into a million pieces — not simply because you have manufactured such unnecessary and unwarranted pain, but by making the choice to not tell the truth as you are puppeteered in this. Something I will never understand,” Markle wrote to her father.

“If you love me, as you tell the press you do, please stop,” she continued. “Please allow us to live our lives in peace. Please stop lying, please stop creating so much pain, please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband. I realize you are so far down this rabbit hole that you feel (or may not feel) there’s no way out, but if you take a moment to pause I think you’ll see that being able to live with a clear conscience is more valuable than any payment in the world.”

In the emotional letter, Markle insisted she never heard from Thomas, who famously didn’t attend the royal wedding. Markle also claimed she never received messages from Thomas about his reported heart attack, which he said occurred just before her nuptials.

In the week before the royal wedding, Thomas decided not to attend after an arrangement he made with paparazzi to stage several photo shoots ahead of the big day.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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“You’ve told the press that you called me to say you weren’t coming to the wedding — that didn’t happen because you never called,” wrote Markle. “I have only ever loved, protected, and defended you, offering whatever financial support I could, worrying about your health. So the week of the wedding to hear about you having a heart attack through a tabloid was horrifying. I called and texted… I begged you to accept help — we sent someone to your home… and instead of speaking to me to accept this or any help, you stopped answering your phone and chose to only speak to tabloids.”

“I pleaded with you to stop reading the tabloids,” she continued. “On a daily basis, you fixated and clicked on the lies they were writing about me, especially those manufactured by your other daughter, who I barely know. You watched me silently suffer at the hands of your vicious lies, I crumbled inside.”

Nicholl noted that while Markle and Harry are expecting their first child sometime this spring, the public shouldn’t expect a heartfelt reunion between father and daughter anytime soon.

Samantha Markle (left) has frequently spoken out against the Duchess of Sussex.

Samantha Markle (left) has frequently spoken out against the Duchess of Sussex.
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“She’s making a family of her own and I think sometimes that can be unifying,” explained Nicholl. “However, I’m not sure if we will necessarily see that with the Markles and I’m not sure we will see it with Meghan and her father in particular.”

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“I’m sure the hope is on Thomas Markle’s part as the paternal grandfather, that he will get to meet his grandchild and perhaps one day he will, but I think there’s a lot that needs to be resolved between father and daughter before there will be a meeting between grandfather and grandson or granddaughter,” added Nicholl.

According to reports, Markle stopped communicating with her father altogether after the wedding. A friend of the surprised patriarch claimed he tried reaching out to his daughter, now the Duchess of Sussex, multiple times by text but hasn’t heard from her in months.

Thomas Markle Jr. originally released an open letter slamming his famous sister.

Thomas Markle Jr. originally released an open letter slamming his famous sister.
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Nicholl added it hasn’t helped matters that Harry hasn’t actually met his father-in-law. Markle’s half-sister Samantha Markle has also frequently spoken to the press, slamming her sibling for reportedly shunning their father. In several interviews, Samantha also stated she was set to release a tell-all where she would hold nothing back.

Markle’s half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., has also been accused of selling stories to tabloids. Just days before the royal wedding, the elder sibling shared a handwritten letter to In Touch warning Harry that “it’s not too late” to stop the wedding. At the time, he insisted Markle is “jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage.” Thomas Jr. would later admit he “made a mistake” writing the letter “out of frustration.”

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Nicholl said not even a new baby can quickly solve the troubled relationship Markle has with her father’s side of the family.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
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“I think the situation with the paternal side of the Markle family is clearly very complex, very fractious,” she said. “I think probably it’s very unlikely that this baby is going to be an opportunity for reapproachment between Meghan and her extended family. … I’m not sure if we will necessarily see that with the Markles and I’m not sure we will see it with Meghan and her father.”

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Podcast host and comedian Adam Carolla appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday night and talked about how he deals with personal attacks and other criticism in the era of ‘wokeness.’

“I know what’s in my heart, and I hate that statement, but I know who I am.” Carolla said.

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“You can’t convince me that I hate a sexual proclivity, hate a person, you couldn’t convince me I hated a neighbor or a friend or Hispanic, blacks, gays, whatever. You can’t bestow that up on me. That is something that is inside me, and I’m aware of it and I know I don’t. So you can’t convince me of that.”

Carolla, 54 — who from 1999 to 2003 co-hosted “The Man Show” on Comedy Central with Jimmy Kimmel — also talked about the “freedom in not caring” and why he believes more people are unable to grasp that ability.

“There is a real freedom in not caring,” Carolla said.

“Why don’t more people feel like that?” Carlson asked.

“I think there is vanity. And I think that everybody is wired to be a little bit narcissistic and no one wants to go online and read bad things about themselves. Nobody wants to read untruths or inaccurate things about themselves,” Carolla responded.

The popular podcaster criticized modern critics, calling them a “media gratification group,” and discussed how he deals with attacks.

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“They are in the business of mowing you down and moving onto the next subject. You know what I mean? They are an immediate gratification group. Let’s remember these are kids who got everything they wanted immediately. If you don’t give them immediate gratification, they’re off you in two days,” Carolla said.

“This is not a long slog over months and years. This is ‘You give me what I want right now’ which is an apology or you can get fired from your job or whatever that is. You could be humiliated. You could be contrite. If you don’t give in almost immediately, they immediately move on to the next victim.”

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper mocks Trump for speaking in third person: He’s ‘not supposed to talk like Elmo’

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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper closed his show on Wednesday night by mocking President Trump for his “unusual tic” of speaking in the third person, comparing him to the “Sesame Street” character Elmo.

President Trump spoke to reporters earlier in the day and attacked the Mueller probe as a “witch hunt.”

“We just went through the Mueller witch hunt, where you had, really, 18 angry Democrats that hate President Trump. They hate him with a passion,” Trump said.

Cooper cried foul on numerous fronts.

“Him! He is him! Why is he doing this?” Cooper asked. “Also, grammar aside for a moment, if he says ‘witch hunt’ one more frickin’ time, Glinda is gonna float down from Oz and tell Lee Greenwood to hit the yellow brick road because Dorothy has arrived with the Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow. Of course, the Scarecrow doesn’t have a brain, but even if he did, the third-person-in-chief wouldn’t be worried.”

The CNN anchor then played a clip of Trump boasting about China’s respect of “Donald Trump and for Donald Trump’s very, very large brain” during a 2018 news conference.

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“The president of the United States is not supposed to talk like Elmo… Speaking in the third person, it was a habit for President Trump long before he moved to 1600 Sesame Street,” Cooper continued.

He then invoked a 2012 tweet in which Trump congratulated himself for high ratings when he starred on “The Apprentice.”

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Chris Pratt ‘refused to audition’ for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in the beginning, casting director says

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Chris Pratt 'refused to audition' for 'Guardians of the Galaxy’ in the beginning, casting director says

Chris Pratt almost wasn’t Peter Quill aka Star-Lord.

Sarah Finn, the casting director behind 22 Marvel movies, revealed the shocking news while attending the “Avengers: Endgame” premiere in Los Angeles on Monday.

“[Director] James Gunn has been very generous about this in saying that I, to the point of annoying him, kept insisting that Chris Pratt was the guy for the part,” Finn explained to Variety before admitting that “Chris didn’t want to play the part and refused to audition.”

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Chris Pratt, pictured here at the "Avengers: Endgame" premiere on April 22, 2019, initially "refused to audition" as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in the 2014 film "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Chris Pratt, pictured here at the “Avengers: Endgame” premiere on April 22, 2019, initially “refused to audition” as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in the 2014 film “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
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“I finally got him to audition and James Gunn said he didn’t want to see him, and that was really a challenge,” she continued.

Luckily, Finn was able to bring the two together and it all worked out perfectly.

“It was honestly one of those eureka moments that we talk about in casting when it absolutely feels right and you know it’s right. James turned to me within 10 seconds and said, ‘He’s the guy,'” she recalled.

Pratt first-appeared as Quill in the 2014 film “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Of the 39-year-old actor accepting the role, Finn said that “it was great when he decided that he was interested.”

Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy."

Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
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“Now it’s legend. He’s the perfect person,” she noted. “But at the time we were embarking on a movie that had a raccoon and a talking tree, and a property that people weren’t familiar with.”

On Monday, Pratt stepped out with fiancée Katherine Schwarzenegger for the “Avengers: Endgame” premiere, marking their first red carpet appearance as a couple.

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