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People are tweeting #ExpressiveAsians in response to racist Hollywood casting directors

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Are Asian actors less expressive than their white counterparts? Asians are taking to Twitter in anger, after a Hollywood casting director allegedly said Asian actors were more difficult to cast because they were “not very expressive.” SEE ALSO: The 8 main excuses Hollywood uses for racially insensitive casting – and why they’re BS An article by Paste Magazine quotes Nancy Wang Yuen, a sociologist, in which she recalls talking to an unnamed casting director regarding Asians. “I work with a lot of different people and Asians are a challenge to cast because most casting directors feel as though they’re not […]

No gender pay gap for ‘Game of Thrones’: Kit Harington and Lena Headey make the same

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Lena Headey and Kit Harington, smiling all the way to equal paydays at the Iron Bank.Image: Vera Anderson/WireImage The Iron Bank is equally generous to kings and queens. Game of Thrones principal cast members Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) are making exactly the same per-episode salaries and bonuses, and have been since at least the beginning of this season, according to leaked documents sent to Mashable that purport to be the actors’ contracts covering Seasons 7 and 8. SEE ALSO: The ‘Game of Thrones’ world must abandon the patriarchy, or die Harington and Headey are the […]

Bodies of ‘hundreds’ of children buried in mass grave – BBC News

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It opened in 1864 and provided care for orphans or children from broken homes. It closed in 1981, having looked after 11,600 children. A burial plot, containing the bodies of a number of children, was uncovered by two former residents of Smyllum in 2003. Frank Docherty and Jim Kane discovered an overgrown, unmarked section of St Mary’s Cemetery during their efforts to reveal physical abuse which they said many former residents had suffered.

Former presidents get together to pledge help for Texas with no Trump in sight

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All five former living presidents of the U.S. have banded together to support people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The group launched a joint appeal Thursday, and they’re seeking donations for those in need across the Gulf Coast. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon announces $1 million ‘Tonight Show’ donation to J.J. Watt’s Harvey relief fund Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush all appear in a new video asking for donations to the One America Appeal to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. The appeal is also set to be expanded to include Hurricane Irma which […]

Tube blast is terror incident, say police

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows a burning bag on board the Tube carriage at Parsons Green station An “improvised explosive device” was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday’s morning rush hour, injuring 29 people. The blast, at Parsons Green station on a District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism. So-called Islamic State says it carried out the attack, which Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as “cowardly”. A hunt is under way for the person who placed the device and the area around the station has been evacuated. Specialist […]