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BJ Hogg, who played Addam Marbrand in Game of Thrones dies at 65

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BJ Hogg, who played Addam Marbrand in Game of Thrones dies at 65

BJ Hogg, who was a Northern Irish comedy actor passed away aged 65. He played roles in famous television shows Game of Thrones and The Fall. The main cause of his death is still not known.

As per a report by BBC

, Hogg’s agent Geoff Stanton said “He was such a great man, a big personality as well as a terrific actor. His family must be devastated and my heart goes out to them,” he said. “He was one of the best people I know, or knew – he is going to be big loss,” he added.

Hogg was most popularly known for playing the role of Big Mervyn in the BBC Northern Ireland series named ‘Give My Head Peace’ for 20 long years. The team of the show paid tribute to the actor on his death along with a statement. “BJ is part of the Give My Head Peace family. He was a great actor, great colleague as well as a true friend. Our condolences are with his wife Elish, son Nathan as well as daughter Abigail,” it said.

In Game of Thrones, Hogg played the role of a bannerman of House Lannister named Addam Marbrand in the first season. He was also there in the first as well as third seasons of The Fall. Not only that, he was also a part of 1996’s Oscar-nominated short film named ‘Dance Lexie Dance’.

Hole in the Wall Gang fame Tim McGarry tweeted about BJ’s death. “Everybody associated with #GiveMyHeadPeace is shocked and heartbroken by the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague BJ Hogg. We’ve lost a member of the family. Thanks for all the laughs BJ,” he tweeted.

Michael Leahy has worked in various news organizations and now aims to make Report Door one of the best and fastest growing news websites in the U.S. He contributes to the US section. He loves going around different people in the US and loves meeting new people and making new friends.

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Billie Eilish Slams Body Shaming in ‘Not My Responsibility’ Short Film

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Billie Eilish Slams Body Shaming in 'Not My Responsibility' Short Film

Billie Eilish unveiled her powerful short film, Not My Responsibility. The video originally debuted during the singer’s Where Do We Go? world tour, which was postponed in March due to the COVID-19 crisis.

In the affecting clip produced and written by Eilish, the singer is seen alone in the dark wearing a black hoodie. As she recites her vulnerable, revealing words that slam body shaming and judgmental behavior, she slowly disrobes before sinking into water. She starts by questioning, “Do you know me?” and asks a series of questions about how people perceive her and may want her to be and act. “Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you?”

“We make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they’re worth,” she concludes in the clip. “If I wear more, if I wear less — who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”

On Tuesday, Eilish commemorated Peggy Lee’s 100th birthday during a panel alongside k.d. lang and Black Pumas’ Eric Burton as part of the Grammy Museum’s virtual exhibit and events surrounding the late artist’s centennial birthday.

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DC’s Stargirl Luke Wilson Interview On STRIPE, Being A Sidekick

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DC's Stargirl Luke Wilson Interview On STRIPE, Being A Sidekick

Only one week in, and DC’s Stargirl is officially a hit. The DC Universe/CW superhero series kicked off with a massive amount of viewers for the premiere by CW standards, and according to showrunner/creator Geoff Johns, that was only the first half of what is essentially Stargirl: The Movie*. (*Not to be confused with Stargirl, the movie that is currently on Disney+ and completely unrelated to DC’s Stargirl.)

That includes this week’s big second episode for series star Luke Wilson, who plays Pat Dugan. He’s Courtney Whitmore’s (Brec Bassinger), a.k.a. Stargirl’s, stepdad, so you’d think with Wilson’s experience and his parental guidance, he’d be the one steering the fledging superhero.

In fact, as became clear on this week’s “S.T.R.I.P.E.” the dynamic is completely flipped from what you’d expect.

“The idea that this guy is basically just a gofer for the real superheroes, it’s like he’s like the equipment manager for the Chicago Bulls you know like, ‘Hey! But I’m part of the team, baby!’,” Wilson joked to Decider, when asked about playing aging sidekick Pat.

In the series, as we discover this week, Pat was a teen sidekick to the Star-Spangled Kid (Joel McHale) named Stripesy — because of his striped shirt. Stripesy wasn’t the guy in the front of the action, he’s the guy that “folds the cape and like keeps the car running,” Wilson noted. After the death of superhero team the Justice Society of America a decade ago, Pat made it his mission to track down the perpetrators, the Injustice Society, and… Well, the rest is TBD, but one part of the plan is building his own, massive mech suit, which Courtney dubs S.T.R.I.P.E. in the episode. According to her, the acronym stands for “Subatomic Tactical Robot Internet Pat Enhancer” which doesn’t make a lot of sense, but is pretty rad.

She’s also pretty clear about the chain of command between Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E. Despite suiting up a total of once, Courtney is number one, and Pat is her sidekick. “That lent itself to comedy,” Wilson added. “I thought that was really a funny idea.”

It also lent itself to the dynamic on set. Despite having decades of movie experience under his belt, Wilson recalled that Bassinger, who he called, “such a great kid to begin with [and] a hard worker,” would constantly be doing stunt training; but also had time to memorize both her lines… And his.

“I’d tell Geoff that I was getting confused by some of the names, so I’d be doing these scene with Brec and I’d be like, ‘Okay look we’ve got to get to Iceman’s lair now,’ and she’d be like, ‘What about Icicle?’ and I’d say, ‘Look, we’ve got to get to Icicle’s lair now.’” Wilson said. “It got to be where the crew wouldn’t even cut they’d be like, ‘Yeah we’ll just let Brec correct him, and then we’ll just keep on moving.’”

That tracks from the leader/sidekick dynamic on the show, as well as on set. Adding that Bassinger would finish her work, then head off with the stunt coordinators for hours so she would have the action series’ stunts down, Wilson remarked that not only did that impress the crew, but it added, “to the feeling of camaraderie on the set… she worked as hard or harder than anybody on that project and it certainly made me, you know, it certainly changed my mode of thinking from like, ‘I’m gonna teach these kids how its done,’ to ‘Oh shit, I’d better get organized here.’”

Still, when it comes to Pat, Wilson was happy to dive into the sidekick of it all, for the comedy.

“I can still remember equipment managers from high school,” Wilson said. “You’ll go to a pro sporting event or something, you’ll see an equipment manager and I’ll be like, ‘That guy is… He’s part of the team! He’s got a jacket on, if they win the championship that guy gets a ring, he’s part of the damn team!’ The idea that someone that might not quite have the power can still be in the crew, I think is kind of funny.”

DC’s Stargirl streams Mondays on DC Universe and Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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Chintu Ka Birthday: Vinay Pathak’s Family Drama Premieres on Zee5 on June 5

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Chintu Ka Birthday Starring Vinay Pathak (Photo Credits: Twitter)

The Vinay Pathak-starrer “Chintu Ka Birthday” is all set to release. The makers have decided to go ahead and launch the modest-budget film on OTT. “Chintu Ka Birthday” also features Seema Pahwa, Tillotama Shome, Reginald Barnes, Nate Scholz, Vedant Raj Chibber, Bisha Chaturvedi, Khalid Massou and Mir Mehroos. The film is billed as a family drama and will stream on Zee5 from June 5. The story of the film revolves around a six-year-old named Chintu, who is stranded stuck in Iraq with his family in the time of Saddam Hussein’s fall. Urvashi Rautela Says Watching Virgin Bhanupriya on OTT Will Not Be Less than Watching It in Theatres.

Chintu Ka Birthday” has been ready for a while, and has already been screened in 18 cities as part of a film festival in 2019. ” ‘Chintu Ka Birthday’ is the most important film of my career, as well as my association with the new immensely talented director-duo of Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh. They’ve written an amazingly crafty and sensitive film with gentle humour and huge hearts. It’s surprising to learn that it’s their first full-length feature film,” said Vinay Pathak. Fauji Calling: Sharman Joshi’s Military Drama to Get an OTT Release, Confirms Director Aaryaan Saxena.

Recently, Zee5 released another small film, the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer “Ghoomketu“, which had been lying ready to release for a few years now.

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