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‘I May Destroy You’: Weruche Opia Stars In HBO’s Drama Of The Year
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‘I May Destroy You’: Weruche Opia Stars In HBO’s Drama Of The Year

Weruchie Opia, the daughter of veteran broadcaster and longtime ‘Nightline’ host, Ruth Benamaisia Opia, stars alongside BAFTA winner Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) in ‘I May Destroy You’, the acclaimed HBO’s Drama of the Year. The hit HBO series showing on Showmax every Wednesday centres on Arabella, a witty, carefree, and successful young Londoner with a break-out writing career, great friends, and a some-time hook-up in Italy. When her drink is spiked with a date-rape drug in a nightclub, Arabella is forced to reassess every aspect of her life: her career, her friends, and even her family. As Arabella tries to process her trauma, she begins an often painful, sometimes hilarious journey of radical self-discovery that leads her to some surprising places – and controversial conclusions...
HBO Responds to ‘Game of Thrones’ Coffee Cup Blunder
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HBO Responds to ‘Game of Thrones’ Coffee Cup Blunder

HBO made fun of itself after eagle-eyed “Game of Thrones” viewers spotted a modern-day coffee cup in last night’s episode. “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea,” the company stated in a press release on Monday. For about two seconds in Sunday’s “The Last of the Starks,” a takeout coffee cup appeared on a table in front of Daenerys Targaryen around the 17:40 minute mark. Based on the size and shape, many fans assumed it was a Starbucks cup, and the hashtag #Starkbucks trended on Twitter after the episode. In an email to Variety, “Game of Thrones” art director Hauke Richter said it’s not uncommon for items to end up misplaced on set, go unnoticed and appear in the final cuts of movies and TV shows. “Things can get forgotten on ...
First Episode Of Game Of Thrones Season 8 Was Pirated 55 Million Times In Just 24 Hours
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First Episode Of Game Of Thrones Season 8 Was Pirated 55 Million Times In Just 24 Hours

After almost two years of anticipation, the final season of Game of Thrones finally began this week. Eager fans around the world tuned in on Sunday to watch ‘Winterfell’ - and now it seems that the majority viewers watched the episode illegally. New data from MUSO, the global authority on digital piracy, has revealed that the episode was pirated 54,261,910 times within the first 24 hours of its premiere. In comparison, HBO’s official figures revealed that just 17.4 million watched the episode legally. Delving deeper into the results, MUSO revealed which countries illegally streamed the episode the most. India and China were the countries where most people illegally streamed the episode, followed by the US, UK and Nigeria. Andy Chatterley, co-founder and CEO of MUSO, said:...
HBO Insists On Airing Disparaging Documentary About Michael Jackson
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HBO Insists On Airing Disparaging Documentary About Michael Jackson

HBO has vowed to sire the controversial documentary about Michael Jackson – Leaving Neverland – despite a lawsuit against them. The documentary is about sexual allegations against the singer which was made by two men who claimed he absurd them when they were kids. The broadcaster is being sued by the late singer’s estate who say the broadcaster “breached its agreement not to disparage Michael Jackson.” The complaint filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court says: “The Jackson Estate will seek all damages proximately caused by HBO’s reprehensible disparagement of Michael Jackson, which could exceed $100 million should HBO succeed in the damage it is intending to cause to the legacy of Michael Jackson”. “HBO breached its agreement not to disparage Michael Jackson by producing and ...
Final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ to premiere in April
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Final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ to premiere in April

HBO's hit Emmy-winning drama "Game of Thrones" will debut its eighth and final season starting in April, the network announced in a trailer released online on Tuesday. The video featured footage from previous seasons to recap the costly battles that preceded the coming showdown for control of the fictional kingdom of Westeros. The network did not reveal a specific date for the final season's premiere. "Game of Thrones," which has won multiple Emmy awards, is HBO's biggest hit ever with some 30 million viewers in the United States and an army of devoted fans worldwide. Several spinoffs of the series are in the works. HBO, owned by AT&T Inc, said in June that it had given a pilot order to a prequel that will take place thousands of years before the events of the current series. ...
2019: Governor Ajimobi Backs Senator Solomon Adeola For Ogun Governor
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2019: Governor Ajimobi Backs Senator Solomon Adeola For Ogun Governor

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Saturday, in Ibadan, openly endorsed the gubernatorial aspiration of Sen. Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, otherwise known as Yayi. Governor Ajimobi was quoted to have endorsed Sen. Adeola at the 50th birthday celebration of wife of Sen. Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi, who represents Oyo South in the National Assembly, and the Yeye Okanlomo of Ibadan land, Chief (Mrs.) Zhikrah Aduke Akanbi. Speaking at the event in Yoruba, Governor Ajimobi said that “My brother here, Yayi, by God’s grace you will be the next Governor of Ogun State. I know some people in Ogun State won’t like what I just said but you know me, I say things the way I see it.” Sen. Adeola, who looked speechless with the declaration, expressed his gratitude to the beautiful encomiums showered ...
Di Maria Social Media Announcement A Hack – Barcelona
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Di Maria Social Media Announcement A Hack – Barcelona

Barcelona confirmed that their social media accounts were hacked after they had appeared to announce the signing of Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain. “Welcome Angel Di Maria to FC Barcelona,” was posted on the club’s official Twitter and Facebook pages on Tuesday following reports in Diario Sport they are interested in signing the Argentina international. It soon transpired it was a hack, though, when a group calling themselves OurMine claimed responsibility and encouraged people to get “#FCBHack” trending on Twitter. The group have previously taken over the accounts of a number of companies, including Netflix, HBO and Playstation. “Our accounts have been hacked,” the club confirmed. “We’re working to solve the problem as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.” I...
Disney To Ditch Netflix In Favor Of Its Own Video-Streaming Service
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Disney To Ditch Netflix In Favor Of Its Own Video-Streaming Service

Disney will stop providing new movies to Netflix starting in 2019 and launch its own streaming service as the world’s biggest entertainment company tries to capture digital viewers who are dumping traditional television. Disney’s defection, announced on Tuesday alongside quarterly results showing continued pressure on sports network ESPN, is a calculated gamble that the company can generate more profit in the long run from its own subscription service rather than renting out its movies to services like Netflix. In turn, Netflix and rivals such as Amazon and HBO are spending billions of dollars to buy and produce their own content and stream it straight to consumers. Disney’s entry into a crowded subscription streaming market and the cost of technology to support its own online ser...
Hackers Demand Millions In Bitcoin For Stolen HBO Files Including Games Of Thrones
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Hackers Demand Millions In Bitcoin For Stolen HBO Files Including Games Of Thrones

Hackers using the name “Mr. Smith” posted a fresh cache on Monday of stolen HBO files online, and demanded that the network pay a ransom of several million dollars to prevent further such releases. The data dump included what appear to be scripts from five “Game of Thrones” episodes, including one coming episode, and a month’s worth of email from the account of Leslie Cohen, HBO’s vice president for film programming. There were also internal documents, including a report of legal claims against the network and job offer letters to top executives,the NewYork Times reports HBO, which previously acknowledged the theft of “proprietary information,” said it was continuing to investigate and was working with the police and security experts. The network said on Monday that it still did not...
The final 6 ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes might feel like a full season
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The final 6 ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes might feel like a full season

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Titanic Star Bill Paxton Dies Due To Complications After Heart Surgery
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Titanic Star Bill Paxton Dies Due To Complications After Heart Surgery

Actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61 because of complications following a heart surgery, his family said. The Titanic and Aliens star passed away on Saturday, after a heart surgery had complications post-op and he suffered a fatal stroke, according to TMZ. The talented actor was in a host of Hollywood hits, including Twister, Apollo13 and Edge of Tomorrow, had an Emmy for Hatfields and McCoys, and was in the Golden Globe-nominated HBO series Big Love. Celebrities such as William Shatner, Rob Lowe, Zach Braff and several more have taken to social media to mourn the loss of their friend and colleague. Paxton was set to appear alongside Tom Hanks later this year in The Circle, who said in a tweet: 'Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man.
Garry Shandling Cause Of Death Revealed
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Garry Shandling Cause Of Death Revealed

Garry Shandling died from a blood clot in his heart, coroner's officials said Tuesday more than seven months after the comedian's unexpected death. A report by Los Angeles' coroner's officials released Tuesday states the fatal clot occurred after the comedian developed blood clots in his legs. The comedian had not been feeling well during a trip to Hawaii, the report stated. Shandling died March 24 after calling paramedics to his home. Los Angeles coroner's officials had delayed issuing their determination of what killed the 66-year-old until after a review of his medical records and toxicology tests were completed. The toxicology results found only a therapeutic amount of Xanax and some cold medication in his system. In 1992, Shandling created his comic masterpiece with "The Larry Sand...