Scarlett Johansson will no longer play a trans male character in the upcoming film Rub and Tug after receiving widespread backlash for the casting decision. “In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante ‘Tex’ Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” the actor said in a statement provided to LGBT+ focusing news outlet Out Magazine. Ms Johansson was lined up to star in the film as Dante “Tex” Gill, a real life crime kingpin who was born a woman but identified as male.
What is love, the great Haddaway once asked, framing, like St Paul before him, humanity’s forlorn quest for meaning in a meaningless world. Is it too early to speculate on whether the Rosie storyline represents for Love Island an unlikely beeline toward the family entertainment market? Let us first briefly overlook the public intervention of an actual domestic violence charity (we’ll come on to that shortly), and simply enjoy the narrative arc of Rosie, and its parabolic trajectory that would scarcely make it over a speed bump mound with a 10,000 mile run up.
Teetotallers are more likely to die early than those who are light drinkers, a study has found. The research discovered a person’s risk of developing a number of cancers and early death is at its lowest among those who drink alcohol lightly. “Light lifetime alcohol consumption was associated with reduced overall and cardiovascular-related mortality compared to never drinking,” the study, conducted by scientists at Queen’s University in Belfast, found.
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After the loss of a Russian airline near Moscow, fatalities from plane crashes so far this year far exceed those in 2017, which was the safest year in aviation history. Aseman Airlines’ flight EP3704, the daily departure from Tehran, took off as normal shortly after 8am to fly to Yasouj, 344 miles south. The aircraft involved, an ATR72, was 24 years old – which made it a relatively young part of the airline’s fleet.
Racist trolls are making false claims that white people are being attacked at screenings of the Marvel film Black Panther. One troll, using a Twitter handle that declared them a Christian “hater of Sodomy”, showed a photo of a bloodied handkerchief and wrote: “Was at the Black Panther premiere but a group of black youths said this wasn’t for me. Other Twitter users quickly established that the claim was false and the photograph of the bloodied handkerchief had actually been taken nine years ago.
Barack Obama praises ‘invisible’ workers in dig at Republicans during official portrait unveiling
Colin Firth has said he feels “shame” for not doing more after a co-star told him about an “distressing encounter” with Harvey Weinstein. Dix claimed that Weinstein invited her to a private room at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1990, where she was forcibly shoved onto a bed while Weinstein “tugged at her clothes”.
Matt Damon has denied helping to “kill” a 2004 New York Times story which made allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Responding to the claims in an article for Deadline, Damon insisted Weinstein had asked him to call Waxman to vouch for Fabrizio Lombardo, who ran Miramax’s Italian office, the distribution company for Weinstein, and Damon agreed to call the reporter.
Week two saw high scores, standing ovations and dance disasters peppered throughout the evening’s performances in a show which saw the frontrunners for 2017 emerge. Although he worried fans by dropping partner Janette Manrara on her head during rehearsals, the risks paid off in a jaw-dropping lift sequence which earned the first 'Nine' score of this series so far. Maroon 5’s "Sugar" sadly couldn’t help Charlotte Hawkins’ dance branded a “complete dance disaster” by in-house Grinch Craig Revel Horwood.
A lack of hospital beds means the NHS is facing a “winter of woe”, senior doctors have warned, as new figures showed the health service is struggling with increasing demand. The NHS is losing more than 180,000 days of available beds a month, where patients are fit to leave hospital but face delays in being transferred, according to data released by NHS Digital. The warning that hospitals were poorly prepared for winter, from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), came on the same day that it emerged NHS England received 571 written complaints every day last year – the highest number on record.