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Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling trans tweets don’t ‘taint’ Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling trans tweets don’t ‘taint’ Harry Potter

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Daniel Radcliffe hopes JK Rowling's comments about gender will not "taint" the Harry Potter series for fans.In a statement posted on an LGBT suicide prevention charity website, the actor said: "Transgender women are women. "Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people."JK Rowling had been criticised for tweets taking issue with the phrase "people who menstruate". Radcliffe said this was not about "in-fighting" and added he felt "compelled to say something" because Rowling was responsible for the "course his life has taken". 'Love is the strongest force'Writing on The Trevor Project's website he said he was sorry to anyone whose "experience of the [Harry Potter] books has been tarnished"."If these books taught you tha...
Audi suspends driver Daniel Abt for cheating in esports charity event

Audi suspends driver Daniel Abt for cheating in esports charity event

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May 26 (UPI) -- Audi has suspended Formula E driver Daniel Abt after he cheated during a charity esports event. Abt was suspended from the Formula E team after he was disqualified from the weekend online race. He was also ordered to pay nearly $ 11,000 to charity. Organizers of the tournament discovered that Abt facilitated a deal with a professional gamer to compete in the official esports race under Abt's name. Formula E drivers normally use electric cars in their races, but now compete virtually while their season is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Drivers competed last weekend in a Race at Home Challenge with simulators from remote locations. The races raised money for UNICEF. Professional gamer Lorenz Hoerzing drove Abt's car during the race. He was disqualified from all ...
Actor Daniel Dae Kim, Monaco’s Prince Albert II diagnosed with coronavirus

Actor Daniel Dae Kim, Monaco’s Prince Albert II diagnosed with coronavirus

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March 19 (UPI) -- Actor Daniel Dae Kim and Monaco's Prince Albert II have become the latest public figures to disclose they were diagnosed with coronavirus, joining a list that also includes Tom Hanks and Idris Elba. Kim, 51, said in a 10-minute video posted to his Instagram account Thursday that he developed a scratchy throat after flying home to Hawaii when production on the TV series New Amsterdam was halted in New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The actor, known for roles on TV shows including Lost and Hawaii 5-0, said he went into self-quarantine and confirmed his diagnosis at a drive-through testing center in Honolulu after developing other symptoms including body aches and a fever. Kim said his case was "not a matter of life and death" and he is already on the mend without requ...
Daniel Craig confirms No Time To Die will be his last Bond film

Daniel Craig confirms No Time To Die will be his last Bond film

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007 star Daniel Craig has confirmed that No Time To Die will be his last movie as James Bond.There were reports the British actor was considering another outing as the spy but he took the opportunity to outline his intentions when he hosted Saturday Night Live in the US. Craig's fifth Bond movie was set to hit cinemas next month, but its release has been delayed until November due to coronavirus. Image: No Time To Die's release has been delayed until November due to coronavirus He also used his opening routine in the TV comedy show to joke about the impact of Phoebe Waller-Bridge on No Time To Die, after the Fleabag creator was called in to help with the script for the movie."This next James Bond film is going to be my last," he said....
Comedian Daniel Sloss gives toxic masculinity a ‘gut punch’ in ‘X’

Comedian Daniel Sloss gives toxic masculinity a ‘gut punch’ in ‘X’

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Comedian Daniel Sloss' new HBO special, X, takes an unexpected turn into deeply serious territory in its final half hour, and the stand-up said there was a long period of time during which he "thought it would never work." X, which premieres Saturday on HBO, features about an hour of Sloss, 29, profanely joking his way through topics that include his young goddaughter's intelligence (or lack thereof), getting in touch with his emotions and unlearning behaviors associated with "toxic masculinity." The final third of the special finds the Scottish comedian getting deeply serious about his experience with a friend who was raped. Sloss told UPI in a recent interview that it wasn't long after the incident that he decided to talk about it in his stage show. "It was something th...