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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2016, 06:19:10 PM »

   Swedish Music Festival Sexual Assaults Lead to Band Boycott


They're holding on to what they believe. Mumford and Sons, who played last weekend's Bravalla music festival, announced they won't be returning next year after five rapes and 12 sexual assaults were reported during the three-day event. "We're gutted by these hideous reports," they wrote on Facebook, demanding that authorities do more to combat the problem. Police at the festival reportedly handed out bracelets saying "Don't grope." Another recent Swedish festival had 35 reported groping incidents, leading the prime minister to vow to tighten sexual assault laws.

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« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2016, 06:58:01 PM »
Film Academy Makes Diversity Push With 683 Invitations

It's a start. In the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited a record number of new members this year. The list, 46 percent women and 41 percent people of color, includes rising stars like Nate Parker, Alicia Vikander and John Boyega, and people with only limited film connections, like singer Mary J. Blige. But even if all the new entrants accept, the overall makeup of the Academy's Oscar voters would still be 73 percent male and 89 percent white.

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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2016, 02:30:49 PM »
Adnan Syed of 'Serial' Podcast Fame Gets New Trial

What about the Nisha call? A Baltimore judge vacated Syed's conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, saying that Syed's lawyer did not competently represent him, in part for failing to challenge the state's cell phone tower evidence. Syed became famous when his case was the subject of the 2014 'Serial' podcast series, which questioned his conviction and brought up new evidence. Prosecutors could elect to retry Syed, who has maintained his innocence, or offer a plea deal that leads to his freedom.

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« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2016, 04:11:56 PM »
Chris Evans Quits 'Top Gear' Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation
He's skidded out. Jeremy Clarkson's successor behind the wheel of Britain's famed car show has turned in his keys after drawing record low audiences of fewer than two million. "Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough," Evans tweeted. The news coincided with London police confirming that a woman has made "an allegation of non-recent sexual assault" against the 50-year-old host. But Evans says his departure is intended to help the franchise, and that he'll continue his work on the BBC's Radio 2.

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« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2016, 04:25:23 PM »
   Former Host Sues Fox News CEO for Sexual Harassment


The empire has been struck. Former Fox and Friends anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, just weeks after she was fired, saying network chief Roger Ailes made repeated sexual advances at her. Carlson also accuses former co-host Steve Doocy of creating a hostile work environment, but the suit is against Ailes alone, not the network itself or its parent company. Within hours at least 10 more women reportedly contacted Carlson's law firm about Ailes. Now Fox News says it has ordered an internal review

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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2016, 07:50:12 PM »
   Filmmakers With Down Syndrome Break Zombie Movie Mold

It's a new dawn for the dead. Two young amateur filmmakers from Providence, Rhode Island, are blasting stereotypes with this summer's hottest horror flick. Best friends Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt, who both have Down syndrome, share a  zombie obsession. Their festival-bound debut, Spring Break Zombie Massacre, in which they star as bionic undead-fighting superheroes, could be a game-changer for disabled actors and directors. Zufelt says, "We want other people with disabilities to scream at the top of their lungs to let other people know who they are."

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« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2016, 09:31:43 PM »
How Female Writers Are Taking Over Crime Fiction

Murder's not a man's game anymore. Female authors like Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith have been stars of the mystery genre for decades, but their slightly more psychological type of thriller - moving away from trench-coated heroes with guns - has become the standard for the category. Women from Ireland, Japan, Norway and the U.S. are crafting mysteries that delve into, and derive their suspense from, the selfishness and secrecy inherent in human nature - and they're veering away from the macho detectives of old.

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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2016, 11:58:31 AM »
New Pokemon Movie Being Rushed to Big Screen
Gotta catch the moment. Legendary Entertainment and The Pokemon Company are teaming up to capitalize on the sensation of augmented reality game Pokemon Go. While the animated monsters have been the subject of five previous films, this is the franchise's first live-action movie. It builds upon a durable phenomenon that has sold 279 million video games and 21.5 billion trading cards in 74 countries around the world since 1996. The new film, which will center on Detective Pikachu, is being fast-tracked to start production next year.

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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2016, 08:02:34 PM »
MST3K' Resurrected After Kickstarter Bonanza
Let's go back to the future. When Mystery Science Theater 3000's original creator, Joel Hodgson, turned to crowdfunding for $2 million to make three episodes of the cult series, he wound up with $5.7 million and 50,000 backers. Now he's announced an update: The show's revival will be a 14-episode Netflix run with high-profile writers, including Community's Dan Harmon and Joel McHale, helping bring the show to life. Purists beware: While most of the original team is signed on, robots Crow and Tom Servo will get new voices.

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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2016, 08:06:35 PM »

   Suicide Bomber Injures 12 at German Music Festival

He was denied asylum. In the third violent attack in Germany in a week, a 27-year-old Syrian was barred from entering a music festival in the town of Ansbach - and then detonated an explosive in his backpack, killing only himself but injuring 12 and spurring a mass evacuation. German authorities say the man, who had a history of mental illness and suicide attempts, had his application for asylum in Germany rejected but had been allowed to remain temporarily. Now authorities are probing his possible connection to terrorism