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Game of Thrones

Actor Esmé Bianco accuses Marilyn Manson of physical abuse

After hinting that she was also a Manson survivor in an Instagram post last week — joining fellow actress Evan Rachel Wood and at least five other women — Bianco detailed to the Cut the abuse Manson allegedly inflicted on her during the few months she lived with the shock rocker.

RIP

Christopher Plummer, oldest actor to win an Oscar, dies aged 91

Christopher Plummer, the dazzlingly versatile Canadian actor whose screen career straddled seven decades, including such high-profile films as The Sound of Music, The Man Who Would Be King and All the Money in the World, has died aged 91.

virtual Emmys

Watchmen, Succession and Schitt's Creek dominate

It was uncharted waters for the 72nd Emmy awards – the first major acting awards show held since the pandemic began, a strange and subdued ceremony in which stars accepted awards on Zoom.

Movies / TV

Diana Rigg, Avengers and Game of Thrones star, dies aged 82

The actor Diana Rigg, known for her roles on stage and in film and television – including The Avengers and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – has died at the age of 82.

'Batman' production halted

Robert Pattinson tests positive for coronavirus

Filming of Warner Bros.’ “The Batman” movie has been temporarily paused after lead actor Robert Pattinson tested positive for the coronavirus.

Netflix

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sign multi-year deal

Under the new partnership, the couple will produce documentaries, feature films and scripted shows for the streaming platform, further details of which are yet to emerge.

Chadwick Boseman

He was. the superhero so desperately needed

For many Black people, Chadwick Boseman really was T'Challa.

Cuba Gooding Jr

30 women have come forward with groping accusations

Manhattan prosecutors in Cuba Gooding Jr.'s groping case said in court that more women have come forward with accusations of unwanted touching by the Oscar-winning actor, bringing the total number of women to come forward to 30.

Dwayne Johnson

Forbes list of world's highest-paid male actors

Dwayne Johnson, the wrestler turned actor formerly known as the Rock, has again topped Forbes’s list of the highest-paid actors having made an estimated $87.5m (£67m) in the fiscal year ending June 2020.

COVID-19

Antonio Banderas reveals he has coronavirus on 60th birthday

The actor has said he is celebrating in quarantine and otherwise relatively unaffected, other than being ‘a little bit more tired than usual’

Corona-Hobby

"Game of Thrones"-Schauspieler baut Tomaten an

Der deutsche "Game of Thrones"-Schauspieler Tom Wlaschiha hat in der drehfreien Zeit während der Corona-Krise gärtnerische Fähigkeiten entwickelt. "Ich habe in Rankgitter investiert und große Blumentöpfe", sagte der 47-Jährige im Podcast "Tomorrow".

Chinese Censorship

Richard Gere: China continues to exert damaging influence on Hollywood

A new report has found that the Chinese government’s influence on Hollywood is posing a serious threat to free expression.

Harvey Weinstein

Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim revived

Harvey Weinstein will have to face a sexual harassment claim from Ashley Judd even though the actress was never actually employed by the disgraced movie mogul.

Movies / TV

The full list of Emmy nominations

While 2020 threw movies into chaos, television and particularly streaming thrived on people around the world staying home. Despite ongoing delays in production and a delay in deadlines, the 2020 Emmys will proceed as scheduled.

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

Lawyer says Amber Heard lied during tabloid libel case

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of 'The Sun,' and the newspaper's executive editor, Dan Wootton, at the High Court in London over an April 2018 article that called him a "wife-beater."

Tenet

Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi thriller

Warner Bros has announced that Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated sci-fi thriller Tenet will be released in international markets before the US.

Chris Evans 'Captain America'

Shield for little boy who saved sister from dog attack

The Captain America star sent a video message to Bridger Walker, 6, who saved his four-year-old sister from a dog attack.

Johnny Depp / The Sun

Amber Heard stole my sexual assault story

Amber Heard’s former personal assistant has accused the actor of stealing her own experience of being a victim of sexual violence and twisting it into a different story.

In Memoriam

'Glee' actress Naya Rivera identified

The body found at a Southern California lake has been identified as former "Glee" actress Naya Rivera, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office said during a press conference Monday.

The Sun

Johnny Depp tells high court he lost $650m

Johnny Depp has told the high court that he lost $650m he made at the height of his Pirates of the Caribbean fame and was left owing $100m in taxes on account of business managers whom he accused of stealing from him.

In Memoriam

Kelly Preston dies aged 57 from breast cancer

Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years, who was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, died on Sunday.

The Old Guard

Charlize Theron jetzt als Kriegerin Andy

Die Oscar-Preisträgerin Charlize Theron (44, «Monster») teilt mit ihrer Mutter Gerda die Vorliebe für Action-Filme.

Shortnews

Climate Change · Bioterrorism

Bill Gates names the next two monster disasters

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates famously predicted an infectious virus was likely to kill millions of people across the globe five years before COVID-19 did just that. “If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war,” Gates said during a 2015 Ted Talk. “We’ve actually invested very little in a system to stop an epidemic. We’re not ready for the next epidemic,” he warned.

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Climate Change · Bioterrorism

Bill Gates names the next two monster disasters

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates famously predicted an infectious virus was likely to kill millions of people across the globe five years before COVID-19 did just that. “If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war,” Gates said during a 2015 Ted Talk. “We’ve actually invested very little in a system to stop an epidemic. We’re not ready for the next epidemic,” he warned.

Now the billionaire philanthropist has spoken on what the next big crisis facing humanity could be. During an interview on Derek Muller’s YouTube channel Veritasium, Gates pointed out two prominent threats facing the modern world: climate change and bioterrorism.

“Every year that [climate change] would be a death toll even greater than we've had in this pandemic,” Gates said during the interview.

“Also, related to pandemics is something people don’t like to talk about much, which is bioterrorism, that somebody who wants to cause damage could engineer a virus. So that means the chance of running into this is more than just naturally caused epidemics like the current one,” he said.

While Gates said there will certainly be more pandemics in the future, he said humanity could increase its preparedness for one to the point where the world would never have a death toll anywhere near what is occurring today with the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 27 million people and killed more than 2.3 million around the globe.

“Pandemics can be worse in terms of the fatalities. Smallpox was over 30 percent fatality,” Gates said. “We were lucky that the fatality here is not, not super high, but we can nip in the bud...the number of deaths with the right system should be a tenth of what we’ve seen here.”

Gates said the world could prepare for the next pandemic by advancing mRNA research, the technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, increasing testing to 10 million PCR tests a day and making more investments in diagnostic machines and therapeutics.

Formel 1

Alonso kehrt zu Renault zurück

Der Spanier Fernando Alonso soll übereinstimmenden Medienberichten zufolge 2021 sein Formel-1-Comeback geben. Der zweimalige Weltmeister hat bereits einen Vertrag unterschrieben und soll in der nächsten Saison wieder für Renault fahren. Der 38-Jährige würde demnach das Cockpit von Daniel Ricciardo übernehmen, der zu McLaren wechselt. Alonso wurde mit Renault 2005 und 2006 Weltmeister. Sein letztes Formel-1-Rennen hatte der Asturier beim Saisonfinale 2018 in Abu Dhabi bestritten. Seitdem war er unter anderem in der Rallye Dakar aktiv.