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Julia Sawalha ‘devastated and furious’ at Chicken Run sequel ‘ageism’

Julia Sawalha ‘devastated and furious’ at Chicken Run sequel ‘ageism’

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Actress Julia Sawalha has said she is "devastated and furious" at not being in the Chicken Run sequel, claiming she was told her voice sounds "too old".Sawalha, who played Ginger the chicken in the 2000 animated original, said she felt she had been "unfairly dismissed".The actress said she had "officially been plucked, stuffed & roasted" after being told the role was being recast, but wished the film "the best of luck".The BBC has asked Aardman Animations and distributor Netflix for comment. Chicken Run sequel confirmed by AardmanIn an open letter, the Absolutely Fabulous and Cranford star said she had been "informed out of the blue" that the producers of Chicken Run...
The Razzies: Cats and Rambo sequel among worst film nominees

The Razzies: Cats and Rambo sequel among worst film nominees

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It may only be one day till the Oscars, but nominees for a rather different award have been announced: the Razzies.The Golden Raspberry Awards celebrate the worst films in Hollywood, and Cats is among this year's nominations.The musical is up for eight awards, with nominations for its four stars, including Dame Judi Dench and James Corden.The latest film in the Rambo franchise and comedy A Madea Family Funeral also received eight nominations each.All three films are up for worst film.The Razzies describe themselves as "Tinseltown's least coveted $ 4.97 statuette" and are voted for by more than 1,000 Golden Raspberry Foundation members based in the US and abroad. Why Cats may be destined for the litter tray ★★☆☆☆ Lame opening for
Margaret Atwood says thieves targeted Handmaid’s Tale sequel

Margaret Atwood says thieves targeted Handmaid’s Tale sequel

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Margaret Atwood says thieves made concerted efforts to steal her manuscript for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid's Tale.The author and her publisher were targeted by "fake emails" from "cyber criminals", trying to obtain the unpublished novel, she told the BBC.She described the attempts as a "phishing exercise" that could have led to blackmail or identity theft."It was a commercial venture of a robbery kind," Atwood said."People were trying to steal it. Really, they were trying to steal it and we had to use a lot of code words and passwords," she told BBC arts correspondent Rebecca Jones."What would they have done with it if they had succeeded? They might have said, 'We've got the manuscri...
E3: Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda sequel confirmed

E3: Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda sequel confirmed

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Nintendo has revealed it is working on a sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the best-selling games for its Switch console.Breath of the Wild was praised by critics when it launched in 2017 and it won several awards.Nintendo showed a short trailer for the sequel during its presentation at the E3 gaming show in Los Angeles.However, it also said its highly anticipated Animal Crossing game had been delayed until March 2020.The company said it wanted to make sure the game was of the "right quality".The Legend of Zelda series started in 1986. The action-adventure games follow hero Link in his quest to save the kingdom of Hyrule.In its presentation, Nintendo also highlighted several third-party games that were bei...
Atwood penning 'The Testaments,' sequel to 'Handmaid's Tale'

Atwood penning 'The Testaments,' sequel to 'Handmaid's Tale'

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Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Margaret Atwood is working on a sequel to her novel The Handmaid's Tale and the book, titled The Testaments, is due out in September 2019, her publisher said. Penguin Random House announced The Testaments, set 15 years after the end of the 1985 dystopian novel, is slated for release Sept. 10, 2019. "Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in," Atwood said in the publisher's announcement. Penguin Random House said the new novel will be narrated by three female characters. The Handmaid's Tale serves as the basis for streaming platform Hulu's original series of the same name, which is currently in production on its third se...