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Emilia Clarke to start a poetry reading initiative on Instagram amidst COVID-19 lockdown

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Emilia Clarke is launching a poetry reading initiative on Instagram

Coronavirus pandemic has forced us to look within and bring about the change both within us and around us. Many stars have taken it upon them as well to do their bit for the society as well. Emilia Clarke too has laid out her plans and we have absolutely loved her idea. Read on to find out more!

As per Mashable, Emilia Clarke has announced her plan to launch a poetry reading series on Instagram. She didn’t divulge the details on whos who but we know for sure that various ‘performers’ will be reading the poems on the social media site and share their charity details as well.

Clarke took to her Instagram and said:

“Hi everyone. So this is just a little introductory post to something that I’ve been putting together over this time that we’ve been experiencing, of COVID and isolation.”

She went on to explain that various performers would be joining her in the read and will also be telling us about the charities which they have been part of. She wrote:

“I will be joined in the coming weeks by friends and performers who will be reading aloud poetry for the heart and soul. They will tell you about their poem and it’s prescription, and also about a charity that means something to them.”

Emilia Clarke is launching a poetry reading initiative on Instagram

She also went to state that she has made her contributions to all the charities mentioned in the video.

We feel it is a great initiative from Clarke, one that will not only expose people to their creative sides but also learn about various charities.

Apart from Clarke some other Game of Thrones stars have chipped in their own style and made significant contributions. While Maisie Williams has donated a generous amount to her charity. Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) too has helped his step-dad in making and donating the PPEs to the health workers.

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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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