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‘Game of Thrones’ author rebukes morbid speculation over his health: ‘F*ck you’

George R.R. Martin, author of the popular Game of Thrones book series, blasted critics suggesting he might not live to finish his work, The Verge reported. “I find that question pretty offensive, people speculating about my death and health,” the 65-year-old writer told a Swedish newspaper before flipping his middle…

George Clooney accuses Daily Mail of fabricating story about his fiancée

Actor George Clooney has accused the Daily Mail of concocting a false story about his fiancée, the human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. He issued a strongly-worded statement to the popular American national newspaper, USA Today, following the publication of a Mail article which claimed that Alamuddin’s mother, Baria, opposed their forthcoming…

‘Mile High’ filmmakers give away free marijuana to promote new documentary

Already blessed with the perfect name for a director of a documentary about legalising marijuana, Anthony Hashem is further enhancing his stoner credentials by handing out free weed to those who attend his new film. Along with his producer Adam Hartle, he is giving out samples at Colorado screenings of…

DC Entertainment blocks Superman logo from being used in Canadian boy’s memorial

DC Entertainment, formerly known as DC Comics, will not allow the logo for flagship character Superman to be used as part of a statue commemorating a Toronto boy who was starved to death by his grandparents, the Canadian Press reported. “Basically they didn’t want to have the character of Superman…

Jewish groups protest film award for Mel Gibson over ‘anti-Semitic’ Passion of the Christ

Jewish groups in the Czech Republic have protested against the decision to honour the disgraced actor and director Mel Gibson with a lifetime achievement award at the Karlovy Vary international film festival. The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic said Gibson’s 2004 film The Passion of the Christ portrayed Jews as…

BBC staff instructed to stop giving time to science cranks for the sake of editorial balance

Journalists at the British Broadcasting Corp. have been receiving instructions from the BBC Trust to stop inviting unqualified ‘experts’ on their shows in an effort to provide ‘editorial balance’ on contentious subjects. According to The Telegraph, the BBC Trust released a report card on its efforts to curtail what it…

Host of ‘Opie & Anthony’ radio show fired after rant calling Black people ‘violent animal f*cks’

Anthony Cumia, better known to radio audiences as a co-host of The Opie & Anthony Show, was fired on Friday morning following a Twitter tirade in which he accused a group of Black people of abusing him while he was taking a photograph, Buzzfeed reported. “Sirius decided to cave and…

‘Game of Thrones’ to use Andalusia’s Moorish fortresses as season five set

For thousands of years, its lands played host to invasions, conquests and feuds. Now the southern Spanish region of Andalusia is having a return of sorts to its history, as it prepares for the filming of next season’s Game of Thrones. Confirming weeks of speculation, HBO said that season five…

Wall Street Journal fires 20-40 journalists in ‘re-evaluation’ of newsroom

Dow Jones confirms ‘elimination’ of jobs The Wall Street Journal has fired between 20 and 40 staff members in recent weeks as part of a “re-evaluation” of its newsroom. Its parent company, Dow Jones, a division of News Corp, confirmed that it was “eliminating certain positions… to target areas for…

JK Rowling’s ‘Fantasic Beasts’ to shoot in UK at home of Harry Potter

Adaptation of Rowling’s ‘magizoology’ compendium to be produced at Warner Bros’s complex in Leavesden, Hertfordshire JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is to shoot in the UK at Warner Bros’s complex in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. The announcement was made by the culture secretary, Sajid Javid, at a creative industries…

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