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Daniel Dae Kim, Ed Skrein, 'whitewashed', Hellboy role

Daniel Dae Kim applauds Ed Skrein for quitting ‘whitewashed’ Hellboy role

Actor Daniel Dae Kim has thanked Ed Skrein for “championing the notion that Asian characters should be played by Asian or Asian American actors” by dropping out of a role in the new Hellboy film. Skrein quit the reboot of the comic-book adaptation earlier this month after his casting as Major Ben Daimio, a character who was drawn as Japanese American in ...

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Selena Gomez, kidney, transplant, TV actor, Francia Raisa

Selena Gomez received kidney transplant from TV actor Francia Raisa

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actor Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actor and singer revealed on Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist that she has been out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. The 25-year-old calls the transplant “what I needed to ...

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Apple, Face ID, iPhone X, launch

Apple: Face ID didn’t fail at iPhone X launch, our staff did

Apple has offered an explanation for an embarrassing glitch at the launch of its most expensive iPhone ever, arguing that the phone didn’t make an error – the company’s staff did. During the first ever public demonstration of the £999/£1,149 iPhone X, Apple executive Craig Federighi attempted to unlock the device using the company’s new Face ID feature, which scans a user’s face ...

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Google, 'segregates', lower-paying, jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit

Google ‘segregates’ women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says

Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and career opportunities to qualified women who are “segregated” into lower-paying jobs. The complaint, filed Thursday on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the last four years, provided the most detailed formal accounts to date ...

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Frank Vincent, Sopranos actor and Scorsese veteran, dies at age 78

Frank Vincent, Sopranos actor and Scorsese veteran, dies at age 78

Frank Vincent, who played the mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos and appeared in several Martin Scorsese films, has died at the age of 78. TMZ reported that Vincent had a heart attack last week and died Wednesday during open-heart surgery at a hospital in New Jersey. Vincent was known not just for his role on The Sopranos, where through seven seasons his ...

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Don Williams, country music, 'Gentle Giant', dies at 78

Don Williams, country music’s ‘Gentle Giant’, dies at 78

Don Williams, the country singer and Nashville songwriter best known for his 1981 hit ballad I Believe in You, has died at home in Alabama aged 78. On Friday his publicist confirmed Williams, who was known as “the Gentle Giant” because of his easygoing temperament, died after a short illness. Williams had 17 number ones in the US and was ...

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Amazon, Apple, race, James Bond, distribution rights

Amazon and Apple join race for James Bond distribution rights

Amazon and Apple have emerged as contenders to take on the multibillion-dollar distribution rights for the James Bond film franchise and could provide a new TV home for 007. The rights, valued at between $2bn and $5bn (£1.5bn-£3.8bn), according to Hollywood Reporter, are considered to be underexploited in a world where blockbuster global intellectual property is in high demand. Disney ...

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Equifax, Britons, risk, data breach

Equifax told to inform Britons whether they are at risk after data breach

Equifax, the US credit ratings firm victim to an unlawful breach of security, has been told to inform British residents “at the earliest opportunity” if their personal information has been put at risk, the Information Commissioner said on Friday. Equifax says it holds details on over 44 million Britons, and said that records of UK and Canadians citizens were among ...

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New AI, gay, straight, photograph

New AI can guess whether you’re gay or straight from a photograph

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have significantly better “gaydar” than humans. The study from Stanford University – which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, and 74% for women – ...

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Amazon, North American, headquarters, 'ambush',

Amazon seeks prime North American spot for second headquarters

Amazon has launched a $5bn (£3.8bn) search for a site for a new headquarters, asking cities across the US and Canada to make their pitches. The new HQ will be the world’s largest e-commerce company’s second in North America, and “will be a full equal” to its current headquarters in Seattle, Amazonfounder and chief executive Jeff Bezos said. “Amazon HQ2 ...

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