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U.S Actor and Comedian, Bob Saget Dies Aged 65

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U.S Actor and Comedian, Bob Saget Dies Aged 65

The U.S actor and comedian, Bob Saget, best known for starring in the sitcom Full House, has died suddenly at the age of 65

According to his family, the actor was found unresponsive by staff in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.

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Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department arrived after a call from hotel staff and pronounced him dead at the scene. However, the exact details surrounding his death remain unclear.

In a short statement, the Sheriff’s Department explained that detectives had found no signs of foul play or drug use during initial enquiries.

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Netflix Denied Motion to Dismiss Defamation Case

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Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja

Netflix must answer a defamation case over its hit series The Queen’s Gambit, a US judge has ruled. The streaming giant is accused of misrepresenting “one of the most significant career achievements” of chess master Nona Gaprindashvili.

 

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Lawyers said the error had “tarnished (her) personal and professional reputation” around the world. The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy is the fictional story of the female chess prodigy, Beth Harmon. However, it features references to real life competitors including Gaprindashvili.

In the final episode, a commentator compares Harmon’s achievements to Gaprindashvili’s, but says the latter “never faced men” in competition.

Netflix said that “no reasonable viewer would have understood the line to convey a statement of fact”, according to legal documents seen by PA, as it was an “entirely fictional work”.

It added the show’s millions of viewers would require “knowledge of competitive Soviet chess in the 1960s” to understand the alleged defamation.

 

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Chris Brown Sued for Allegedly Raping a Woman

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Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja

American singer Chris Brown has been sued for allegedly raping a woman in a yacht. The suit was filed by a choreographer, dancer, and musician identified only as Jane Doe. According to her lawyer, Ms. Doe is suing the singer for $20M.

 

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Doe claims that, Brown invited her to music star P Diddy’s home on Miami’s Star Island according to her, they were on a Yacht around the area and Chris offered her a drink after which, there was an unexplained shift in her consciousness.

She alleged that the singer sent her message the following morning and demanded she took Plan B. Doe’s lawyers said she didn’t report the crime at that time because she was still in medical school.

Brown has had several legal dramas in the past, bordering on rape and sexual assault. From the famous assault on his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, to being accused of rape during a visit to France.

 

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Disney Responds To Peter Dinklage’s Criticism Of Snow White Remake

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Disney has responded to criticism made by Game of Thrones actor, Peter Dinklage about its forthcoming live action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Dinklage said the remake of the 1937 animated film, based on story from the Brothers Grimm, was “backward” while adding that Disney should have reassessed the project.

 

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Speaking about the new film, Dinklage acknowledged Disney’s casting of a Latina actress in the leading role, but said further progressive casting was needed when it came to the other characters.

Meanwhile, Disney has said it is going to avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film.

 

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