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Isaac Hempstead Wright’s step-father is producing PPE for health workers during the Coronavirus crisis

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Isaac Hempstead Wright's (Bran Stark) step-father is producing PPE for key health workers during the COVID-19 crisis

The fight against Coronavirus and its disease COVID-19 has become the biggest priority all over the world. And the soldiers who are combating the illness head-on are our public health workers and officials. However, the chink in their armor is proving to be a lack of crucial resources; such as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and ventilators. PPE is a protective gear worn to protect the whole body from health hazards. Almost every country is facing this shortage and many private and independent firms have come forward to aid the government in this. The step-father of Game of Thrones star Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) owns a printing company that’s helping the health workers by providing them PPE. Isaac informed us about this on his Instagram page and urged everyone to be ready to help as and when it’s required.

Wright shared photos of himself on Instagram, wearing a mask and showing the safety gear meant for the face. The gear that the actor wore over his mask to cover his entire face had his name written on it; thus, signaling that every health worker can write their names on the top of their gear. “My step-dad’s printing company @speedscreen_ is currently producing and donating PPE for key health workers,” Isaac wrote. The company is also taking people’s help in this effort via the online fundraising platform, JustGiving. To remind that more help would be needed in the future to meet the rising demand of PPE, Isaac further wrote, “They have reached their target on JustGiving but please keep an eye on the page as they may need more funds to cover materials as more are needed! Link is in bio.”

Isaac Hempstead Wright's (Bran Stark) step-father is producing PPE for key health workers during the COVID-19 crisis

It’s a wonderful gesture during this time of crisis. Another GoT star, Emilia Clarke had also reached out to people on Instagram recently. She asked her fans to donate to her charity, SameYou’s COVID-19 fund. As a reward, she had offered a virtual dinner to twelve lucky donors. As you might recall, Emilia was starring in the West End play, The Seagull with Game of Thrones co-star Indira Varma. After Indira tested positive for COVID-19, it raised concerns over possible infection for Emilia Clarke and other performers as well. Indira was the second GoT actor to test positive for the virus, after Kristofer Hivju.

So, it looks like the Game of Thrones cast is keeping its eyes open for the fast-coming threats of this global pandemic. We have already seen Sophie Turner spreading awareness on her social media; she warned people of the deadly effects of not practicing social distancing. Hence, whether it’s the King of the Six Kingdoms or the Queen in the North, the realm comes first, always! Well, we praise their valiant deeds.

Isaac Hempstead Wright's (Bran Stark) step-father is producing PPE for key health workers during the COVID-19 crisis

Coronavirus has now infected close to 1.8 million people globally, causing over 100,000 deaths. If you want to help your government in their efforts of containing COVID-19 and helping those who are worst-hit by its side-effects, you can donate to your respective government relief funds; or provide resources such as PPE, if possible. And if not, you can work from home and practice social distancing. Every bit of your help counts.

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Kevin Bacon to star opposite Peter Dinklage as Villain in The Toxic Avenger

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Kevin Bacon to star opposite Peter Dinklage as Villain in The Toxic Avenger

The world is slowly trying to get back on its feet after the events of the Red Wedding year 2020. Nonetheless, people losing their jobs means there is also a rise in crime rates. In times like these, we wish for a superhero to exist in real life. Peter Dinklage, who played Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, has also appeared on various superhero movies. He will now play a superhero himself in the Toxic Avenger reboot. The Toxic Avenger has now found his arch-nemesis, in the form of actor Kevin Bacon.

Kevin Bacon to star opposite Peter Dinklage as Villain in The Toxic Avenger

While details are scant regarding Bacon’s role. If the reboot follows the original film’s plot, it could potentially be that of the city’s corrupt Mayor whose criminal activities are threatened by the Toxic Avenger’s crime-fighting escapades. The filming is set to get underway in Bulgaria later this month.

The story follows a 98-pound weakling who falls into a vat of toxic waste, mutating him into a hulking monstrosity. With his new powers, the now-Toxic Avenger (nicknamed Toxie) protects the people of his town from crime and corruption.

Kevin and Peter have both been a part of the X-Men universe, where they played villainous roles. It would be interesting to see how the former Marvel stars would fit in their new roles in the Toxic Avenger.

Dinklage will also voice-star in the upcoming animated film This Was Our Pact. Are you excited about The Toxic Avenger? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Baseball team Texas Rangers celebrate HBO’s Game of Thrones

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Baseball team Texas Rangers celebrate HBO’s Game of Thrones

Fantasy epic Game of Thrones has become a pop culture icon due to its massive popularity in the past decade. It is a no brainer that the hugely famed series finds its way into being mentioned on various occasions. From politics to entertainment to sports, the show has often been compared with real-life situations. On Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers celebrated HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The Game of Thrones-themed night also featured a Westeros-inspired Willie Calhoun bobblehead. However, the Rangers were heavily criticized for celebrating Game of Thrones but not Pride Month. With June being Pride Month, most Major League Baseball teams are celebrating with different versions of Pride Day. The Rangers are the only Major League Baseball team that has not had some sort of Pride Day since 2003.

When the Dallas Morning News had a story about the Rangers not celebrating with a Pride Day. The team declined to speak with the paper about their stance on such a day or their possible work with the LGBTQ community.

According to The Advocate, an LGBT magazine, the Rangers had a promotion in 2003 where it invited various LGBT groups to the game. But it wasn’t an official Pride Day promotion. The game still drew anti-gay protesters, though.

While some Game of Thrones stars have actively stated to be gender-fluid, it comes as a big surprise that Rangers would do so little in that direction. What do you think of this issue? Talk to us in the comments below!







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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki compares Trump White House to ‘Game of Thrones’

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki compares Trump White House to ‘Game of Thrones’

Well, as we all know already, American politics is no stranger to being the butt of jokes, and the only other place with politics that are as messed up, is Westeros. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise when analogies are often made between the two. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday suggested that there were more leaks under former President Trump than there are now. It was due to infighting among administration officials during the previous four years, comparing it to Game of Thrones.

There’s not a lot of ‘Game of Thrones’ drama here, which feels like it may be a bit of … a shift from the last four years,” Psaki said when asked about the lack of leaks to the media at a conference hosted by the Financial Times.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki compares Trump White House to ‘Game of Thrones’

Psaki said many White House staffers have a long history of working with Biden, and that’s created a different kind of atmosphere in the West Wing. “The culture of this White House is very much a put your head down. Get to work, do your thing, be a part of the team,” she said.

He actually enjoys that back and forth and takes questions, I think. More than almost most presidents in modern history. In terms of the frequency of how often he takes questions from reporters,” she said, noting that Biden answered questions shouted by reporters at least 77 times in his first 100 days in office, according to a presidential historian.

“I think this has been a little bungled out there, [me] walking out the door on day 365,” Psaki concluded. “I have flexibility and can stay longer and likely will stay longer.”

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