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Nationwide News loses appeal in Geoffrey Rush defamation case | NME

The Daily Telegraph’s parent body, Nationwide News, has lost its appeal against the Geoffrey Rush defamation case’s verdict. The Australian federal court upheld its original decision today (July 2), ordering that the news organisation pay the actor $2.87million AUD (roughly £1.6million) in damages. The sum is the largest defamation payout awarded to an individual in […]

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Vue cinemas delay UK reopening by three additional weeks

Vue Cinemas will not open until July 31 at the earliest, citing delays to the release of blockbusters such as Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and Disney’s Mulan reboot. Read more: All the films and TV shows suspended due to coronavirus The chain were set to reopen their branches on July 10 as lockdown restrictions eased across the UK, however that […]

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'Hamilton' star explains edits made to Disney+ cut of Broadway recording

Hamilton actor Christopher Jackson has explained where the Disney+ cut of the original Broadway recording slightly differs. Jackson, who played George Washington in the original production from 2016, pointed out that a handful of swear words had been cut in the Disney version, due for release this weekend (July 3). Read more: Hamilton review: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s […]

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Tom Hanks criticises those refusing to wear coronavirus face masks

Tom Hanks has criticised people refusing to wear a mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, saying “shame on you”. The actor, who tested positive for COVID-19 with his wife Rita Wilson in March, spoke of what individuals can do to help during the pandemic while promoting his new film Greyhound. Read more: All the films and […]

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Paris Jackson as Jesus: 260,000 sign petition against "Christianophobic garbage"

An online petition has denounced upcoming thriller Habit, starring Paris Jackson as Jesus, as “Christanophobic garbage”. At the time of writing, the petition has been signed by over 267,000 people. The film follows “a street-smart party girl with a Jesus fetish who gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way […]

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Christopher Nolan responds to claims he doesn't allow chairs on set

A spokesperson for Christopher Nolan has responded to claims that the filmmaker does not allow chairs on his film sets. The response follows a conversation started by actress Anne Hathaway, who said Nolan “doesn’t allow chairs, and his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they’re sitting, they’re not working.” Read […]

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The Blue Stones' 'Snapshots of Quarantine' Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is alternative duo the Blue Stones: Music has always painted pictures in my mind. A good song will not only make you feel happy, alive, or understood; but it can transport […]

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Chris O'Dowd says backlash to infamous 'Imagine' celebrity video was justified

Chris O’Dowd has distanced himself from the celebrity cover of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ that emerged at the start of lockdown, labelling it “creative diarrhoea”. A video of famous faces including O’Dowd, Jimmy Fallon and Gal Gadot, who sang the iconic track in an apparent show of solidarity, went viral when it was posted online in […]

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Harvey Weinstein victims awarded $19million in class action settlement

Nine women in the entertainment industry have agreed to an $18.87million settlement over a class action suit against Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company and several officers, directors and employees of the company. The two law firms leading the civil case announced the settlement in a press release on June 30. The case, which was filed back […]

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'Star Wars': Disney+ adds lost Luke Skywalker scene to 'A New Hope'

A deleted scene from Star Wars: A New Hope has been retrieved and added to the extras on Disney+. Mark Hamill has explained why the deleted scene was crucial to the character of Luke Skywalker, in conversation with Joe and Anthony Russo for their Russo Bros. Pizza Film School series. Read more: Star Wars: The Rise […]