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Scooter Braun’s family ‘received death threats’ following Taylor Swift feud

Scooter Braun’s family ‘received death threats’ following Taylor Swift feud

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Music manager Scooter Braun says his family received "numerous death threats" after Taylor Swift said he was stopping her from playing her old hits.The star has been vocal in her disapproval of Braun since his company bought her back catalogue in June.She accused him of "incessant bullying", and said he had tried to sabotage an award show appearance.Braun had remained silent on the feud but said threats to his family had forced him to change his mind."I came home tonight to find my wife had received a phone call threatening the safety of our children" he wrote in an open letter to Swift, which appeared on his Instagram account.The 38-year-old also posted a screenshot of a text he'd received saying: "Why don't you just die with yo...
Nudity and sex scenes guidance launched for UK directors

Nudity and sex scenes guidance launched for UK directors

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Directors UK has published its first guidelines for scenes involving nudity and simulated sex.The body that represents UK TV and film directors is aiming to show best practice for working with actors, intimacy coordinators, and others.The news comes a day after Emilia Clarke said she found Game of Thrones' nude scenes "hard" and that she was pressured to go naked in other roles."Everyone deserves the right to feel safe at work," Directors UK said."This is just as true when working on a Hollywood blockbuster as it is on a prime-time drama or a debut short film."The new guidelines, which are supported by industry bodies including Bafta, Equity, the BFI and the Casting Directors' Guild, come in the wake of the #MeToo movement and al...
Coldplay to pause touring until concerts are ‘environmentally beneficial’

Coldplay to pause touring until concerts are ‘environmentally beneficial’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Coldplay have put plans to tour their new album on hold, due to concerns over the environmental impact of concerts."We're not touring this album," frontman Chris Martin told BBC News."We're taking time over the next year or two, to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial.""All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job," he continued, saying the band wanted their future tours to "have a positive impact".The British band are in the Jordanian capital Amman to perform two shows that will be streamed live on YouTube.The concerts, to be staged on Friday at sunrise and sunset respectively, will mirror the two halves of their new album Everyday Li...
Holly Hunter to co-star with Ted Danson in new NBC comedy

Holly Hunter to co-star with Ted Danson in new NBC comedy

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Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Holly Hunter has signed on to co-star with Ted Danson in a new, as-yet-untitled NBC comedy, the network announced Wednesday. "We're so excited to write for Holly Hunter," writer-producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock said in a joint statement. "We're both huge fans and will have to find a way to 'act normal' around her. To have Holly and Ted in the same show, it's now officially an embarrassment of riches." Hunter is known for her work in Succession, Saving Grace, The Incredibles, The Big Sick, Thirteen, The Piano, The Firm and Broadcast News. Her next role will be a liberal Los Angeles councilwoman who clashes with the wealthy businessman/newly elected mayor whom Danson plays. Danson most recently starred in the network's sitcom The Good P...
The Amazing Johnathan: Drug addict illusionist ‘doubly’ unreliable

The Amazing Johnathan: Drug addict illusionist ‘doubly’ unreliable

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Director Ben Berman says the moment he met comedian and illusionist the Amazing Johnathan, he knew he was the perfect subject for a documentary.The filmmaker tells Sky News: "The first thing we filmed, he was in the kitchen eating lunch, and he just started throwing these slices of ham on the refrigerator. I was like, 'Yeah, this is what we want. This makes no sense and I like it.' "It started off weird, but I absolutely did not know what I was in for." Image: Born John Edward Szeles, he was at the height of his fame in the 80s and 90s Born John Edward Szeles, the Amazing Johnathan honed his skills performing on the streets of San Francisco, before achieving fame across America in the 1980s and 1990s.Self-dubbed the "Freddie Krueger o...