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Black Panther stars: We were ‘Tolkien white boys’

Black Panther stars: We were ‘Tolkien white boys’

Entertainment
Black Panther is the first film in the Marvel franchise to feature a mostly black cast - but two of its British stars joke that they were the "Tolkien white boys".Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman, who worked together on the Hobbit trilogy, reprise their roles from previous Marvel outings.Serkis plays villain Ulysses Klaue and Freeman is CIA agent Everett Ross - a giant leap from Serkis's Gollum and Freeman's Bilbo Baggins.Speaking to Sky News, Serkis said their history did not go unmentioned while they were shooting Black Panther."We're proud to be part of a great film predominantly - it just happens to have a black cast, apart from the 'Tolkien white boys' as we've been called," the actor joked.He added: "It's great to be part of a great film, and work with great actors, and a brilliant dir...
Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers issue cease-and-desist order

Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers issue cease-and-desist order

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump's lawyers have written to his former strategist Steve Bannon, saying he has violated a non-disclosure agreement.The cease-and-desist notice accuses Mr Bannon of defaming the president in speaking to author Michael Wolff. Mr Wolff's forthcoming tell-all book describes the president as being unprepared for the job.Mr Trump responded by saying Mr Bannon had "lost his mind" after losing his White House position. His lawyers said Mr Bannon had broken his employment agreement by speaking to Wolff about Mr Trump and his family, "disclosing confidential information" and "making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr Wolff about Mr Trump, his family members, and the Company", the letter sai...
Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland: Green and White Army's World Cup hopes hang in balance

Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland: Green and White Army's World Cup hopes hang in balance

Sports
Northern Ireland experienced their own Thierry Henry moment in a World Cup play-off as Switzerland gained the upper hand in Belfast with a controversially-awarded penalty.Eight years after Henry handled in the build-up to the goal which sent France through against the Republic of Ireland, referee Ovidiu Hategan awarded a penalty in Belfast when he ruled Xherdan Shaqiri's volley struck Corry Evans' arm, which was tucked into his side, as he turned his body from close range.Ricardo Rodriguez converted the spot-kick in the 58th minute to give the visitors an away goal and a 1-0 lead ahead of Sunday's return leg in Basel, where Michael O'Neill's men have it all to do. They will be driven on there by a sense of injustice because of a decision that may well have been overturned had a video ...
White House plans order to expand health care options

White House plans order to expand health care options

Health
The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system. President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling insurance across state lines would trigger competition that brings down premiums for people buying their own policies. Experts say that's not guaranteed, partly because health insurance reflects local medical costs, which vary widely around the country. Moreover, White House actions may come too late to have much impact on premiums for 2018. Trump was expected to sign the executive order next week, likely on Thursday, a senior administration official said Sunday. U...
Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

Kevin White: Chicago Bears officially put WR on I.R., promote WR Gentry to active roster

Sports
Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Kevin White has landed on injured reserve after suffering a serious injury for the third consecutive season.White, 25, was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He had two catches for six yards in the Chicago Bears' loss Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons before exiting with a fractured shoulder blade. The Bears also added linebacker Jerrell Freeman to injured reserve due to a pectoral injury.Freeman, a six-year veteran, had 110 combined tackles in 12 games last season.Chicago also signed linebacker Jonathan Anderson and wide receiver Tanner Gentry to its active roster from its practice squad. The Bears signed running back Joshua Rounds and wide receiver Mario Alford to their practice squad. Chicago released wide receiver Rueben Randle from its injured re...