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Netflix’s Bird Box film contains footage of Lac-Megantic disaster

[ad_1] Image copyright Netflix Image caption Netflix used footage of the 2013 Lac-Megantic rail disaster Bird Box, a horror film starring Sandra Bullock. Streaming service Netflix has confirmed it used footage of a real-life rail disaster in popular film Bird Box. Netflix will not be removing the brief clip from Canada's Lac-Megantic tragedy used early in the film to depict a fictional news story about an apocalyptic scenario. Over 40
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Stephen King persuades newspaper not to scrap its book reviews

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption King was born and still lives in the US state of Maine Author Stephen King - and his readers - have persuaded his local newspaper to reverse a decision to axe its book reviews.The Portland Press Herald, based in his home state of Maine, had decided to stop running reviews of local books.After King expressed dismay, the paper challenged him to get 100
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UK film age rating rules get stricter for scenes of sexual violence

[ad_1] Image copyright Pathe Image caption Keira Knightley's film The Duchess would get a higher age rating under the new system Under-15s will no longer be able to go to see films that depict rape and sexual violence under new rules set by Britain's film ratings body.The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) surveyed more than 10,000 people and found it to be among parents' main concerns.Any film showing sexual
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Kenya attack: ‘Our deaths are displayed for consumption’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack on the Dusit hotel left at least 14 people dead The attack wasn't over when the picture of the dead men slumped over the tables in the Nairobi restaurant where they had been having lunch was published.The decision of a number of US and European outlets - including the UK's MailOnline and Germany's Bild - to use the photograph was instantly condemned
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Ghostbusters: Original director’s son Jason Reitman to direct new film

[ad_1] Image copyright Columbia Pictures/Getty Images Image caption Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray starred in the original Ghostbusters Jason Reitman, son of director Ivan, is to make a new film in the Ghostbusters series his father began in 1984."Finally got the keys to the car," said Reitman Jr in a Twitter post linking to a news article confirming the project.The Juno director said the film would be set
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Kit Harington: ‘Ed Sheeran told me to live in Suffolk’

[ad_1] Image copyright Oliver Rosser Image caption Kit Harington found his new home thanks to advice from his musical friend Game of Thrones star Kit Harington has revealed he was helped to find his new home by his friend Ed Sheeran.The actor, who plays Jon Snow in the fantasy series, had searched "all over" before buying a house in Suffolk."It was Ed who said, 'Why don't you go and have
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Should Family Guy ‘phase out’ gay jokes?

[ad_1] Image copyright FOX Image caption Stewie has often been the butt of gay jokes on Family Guy Family Guy is known for its politically incorrect humour, but now the team behind the show are making some changes.Fans of the animated comedy series are used to its often distasteful humour. One character, Joe, is in a wheelchair, and the subject of many of the show's disabled jokes.Another, Quagmire, is used
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The Cranberries release new Dolores O’Riordan song on the anniversary of her death

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption O'Riordan's unmistakable voice resonates through the new material Exactly 12 months after Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's death, her bandmates have opened up about their "painful year".The group were speaking to BBC Radio 2 as they premiered All Over Now, a new song using vocals that O'Riordan recorded before she died.A heartbreaking story of domestic abuse, the song captures the band at their emotional best.O'Riordan
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Hello Dolly’s Carol Channing dies aged 97

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carol Channing at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards in 2015 Broadway star Carol Channing has died at the age of 97 of natural causes.The actress and singer was best known for starring in the musicals Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello Dolly. Channing also had significant Hollywood success, earning a supporting actress Golden Globe for the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie.Her publicist