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Master of suspense, Stephen King said Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter is the greatest villain since Hannibal Lecter.

Stephen King is a world famous novelist probably best known for his ability to create truly frightening fiction (that typically adapts very poorly into films). Some of his better known works include The Shining, The Running Man, It, Misery, The Green Mile, and the Shawshank Redemption, and the Dark Tower series. 

While he was writing as a book reviewer for Entertainment Weekly back in 2003, he noted that the success of any novel is due to a great villain, while pointing out that Umbridge was the “greatest make-believe villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter.” Dolores Umbridge is a large antagonist in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. A sizeable portion of the book is focused on her gradual, relentless takeover of Hogwarts and the struggle of the main characters to push against her. 


Neil Diamond’s inspiration for the song “Sweet Caroline” was JFK’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy!

As a young man, Diamond was struggling in the songwriting business when a photograph of the president’s young daughter got his attention. “It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony,” Neil said, “It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there.”

Some years later, Diamond finally found that tune in a Memphis hotel, where he penned both the music and lyrics in less than an hour! The singer had never discussed the identity of his young muse until 2007, when he performed the song via satellite for Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg’s 50th birthday party. “It was a No. 1 record and probably is the biggest, most important song of my career, and I have to thank her for the inspiration,” admitted Diamond, “I’m happy to have gotten it off my chest and to have expressed it to Caroline. I thought she might be embarrassed, but she seemed to be struck by it and really, really happy.”

A Harry Potter star was stabbed to death before the movie even came out. Find out what happened

A “Harry Potter” star and all-around accomplished actor met a surprising fate one night, one that you wouldn't expect from an upstanding guy or movie star. Robert Arthur Knox, known for playing Marcus Belby in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” was stabbed to death after a fight at a local bar in London.

Robert Knox was born in August of 1989 in Kent, England and began acting at age 11 with small roles in British television. His first movie was as an extra in 2004's “King Arthur.” When casting calls for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” came around in 2007, Knox managed to grab the role of Marcus Belby, a Ravenclaw wizard that was nephew to a famed wizard that invented a potion. The film broke records in sales and was the second-highest grossing film of 2009.

At the age of 18, Knox was stabbed outside the Metro Bar in Sidcup, South East London in May 2008. He stepped in the middle of a fight to protect his younger brother, but one of the attackers was armed with two knives. The Harry Potter film was released posthumously after being delayed due to controversy.


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In the book, Rambo kills himself at the end!

This ending was filmed for the movie but decided against First Blood is an action thriller film starring Sylvester Stallone and is the first in the Rambo series. He plays John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood Vietnam War veteran.

The film was a critical and commercial success and not only spurred a number of sequels but a number of parodies as well. In 2008, it was chosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 500 Best Movies of All Time. Compared to the rest of the Rambo films, First Blood is not quite as violent or gory.

It was based on a novel by David Morrell and various forms of the screenplay were pitched to the studio. Stallone ended up rewriting the script and making the character of John Rambo more sympathetic to viewers.

The book has Rambo violently killing many of his pursuers, but in the movie, he is not directly responsible for the death of any policemen or national guardsmen. Stallone also decided to let Rambo survive at the end of the film.

In the book, he commits suicide at the end. However, a suicide scene was filmed before the final decision was made. However, in the end, instead of committing suicide, Rambo turns himself in.

This turned out to be a commercially successful decision as well as it allowed the Rambo films to continue and continue to bring in money at the box office.


Winnie-the-Pooh characters all represent mental disorders!

Winnie-the-Pooh may seem like an innocent children's story on the surface, but after deeper inspection it doesn't appear to be so! Journals published in the Canadian Medical Journal have shed new light on the characters. 

First written by A. A. Milne in 1926, and after being acquired by Disney, Winnie-the-Pooh went on to become one of the most successful children's series of all time. However, it turns out there are immense psychological undertones throughout the series and each character was meant to portray a different disorder. Tigger has severe ADHD, Piglet has anxiety, Rabbit is a pedantic loner, Owl has OCD, Eore has extreme depression, while Pooh represents an addict! 



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