Actor apologizes for using N-word during panel discussion
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Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen apologized for using the N-word during a panel discussion Wednesday following the screening of his new film "Green Book."
"For instance, no one says N— anymore," he said.
Dick Schulz, a Film Independent member and freelance director, said he was present at the screening in a tweet and that the "oxygen immediately left the room" after Mortensen’s comment.
"It was all anyone was talking about when we left the theater," Schulz said. "I was hearing everybody passing by me going up the stairs going, 'That was crazy!'"
In "Green Book," Mortensen plays a bouncer hired by famed African-American pianist, Don Shirley, to serve as his driver and security during a 1960s tour of the Jim Crow-era South.
The movie title references "The Negro Motorist Green Book," which served as a travel guide for African-Americans traveling in the South during segregation by listing friendly and whites-only hotels, restaurants and other businesses.
"In making the point that many people casually used the 'N' word at the time in which the movie's story takes place, in 1962, I used the full word," Mortensen said in a statement to THR. "Although my intention was to speak strongly against racism, I have no right to even imagine the hurt that is caused by hearing that word in any context, especially from a white man."
According to Schulz, Mortensen responded to a question directed at another panelist and quickly went downhill from there.
"Viggo just started talking, and it got away from him quickly," Schulz said. "And that's when he went, 'I'm gonna go off on a tangent here, but it's important, and I don't like saying the word," before uttering the word.
The incident follows a former Netflix communication executive who said the N-word during a company meeting in the context of explaining why it shouldn’t be said.
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November 09, 2018
r on TVs across the Battle Royale map showing how much time is left till it starts.</p><p>Every Fortnite season there's one major defining live event which ends up having an impact on what unfolds in the next Battle Pass season.</p><p>So the Fortnite live event today for season 7 looks virtually guaranteed to be tied into what happens during Fortnite season 8.</p><p>Ahead of the Fortnite event kicking off today Express.co.uk has rounded up some of the most important details about the live event.</p><p>If you're wondering when is the Fortnite event and what time is the Fortnite event then we're were to help.</p><p>Express.co.uk also has details about how to stream the Fortnite event on Twitch if you're unable to play Fortnite when the event is happening.</p><p>The Fortnite live event is kicking off today (Saturday January 19).</p><p>TV sets across the Fortnite Battle Royale map are counting down till when the big Fortnite event will take place.</p><p>The timers show that the next Fortnite live event will kick off at 7pm UK time (GMT).</p><p>For those in the States, the Fortnite live event will take place at 2pm eastern time and 11am pacific time.</p><p>And for those in other parts of Europe the Fortnite live event will kick off at 8pm CET.</p><p>As with previous live events, make sure you’re in a match and in a good viewing position a few minutes before the Fortnite Ice Storm event starts.</p><p>The Fortnite live event will be the biggest moment of season 7 - and the biggest moment for Fortnite so far in 2019.</p><p>You can bet major Twitch streamers such as Ninja and Pokimane will be streaming the Fortnite live event.</p><p>The person behind the Fortnite Battle Royale Leaks Twitter account will also be streaming the Ice Storm event on Twitch.</p><p>It's rumoured that the Fortnite live event will focus on the Ice King and the orb / sphere thing floating above Polar Peaks.</p><p>It's also rumoured that in the aftermath of the event Fortnite players will have to group together to all battle the Ice King who becomes a mega boss.</p><p>These rumours were sparked after it emerged Epic Games had been testing having an iceberg with a staggering five billion HP.</p><p>Leaks also suggest that as soon as the Fortnite live event finishes new Ice Storm challenges and LTMs will go live.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2019 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>Nokia, 26, whose real name is Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, took to social media Friday to point out the similarities between “7 Rings” and her song “Mine.” The song was featured on her “1992” mixtape, E! News reported.</p><p>Nokia pointed out the lyrics she believed were similar.</p><p>Grande, 25, sings in her song, “My wrists, stop watchin’, my neck is flossin’/Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin’/You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it/I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it [Yeah].”</p><p>My wrists, stop watchin’, my neck is flossin’/Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin’/You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it/I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it [Yeah]</p><p>The lyrics from Nokia’s track are: “Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer/Hair blowing in the Hummer/Flip the weave, I am stunner/It’s mine, I bought it/It’s mine, I bought it.”</p><p>Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer/Hair blowing in the Hummer/Flip the weave, I am stunner/It’s mine, I bought it/It’s mine, I bought it</p><p>The hip-hop star asked her fans in the video if the song sounded familiar.</p><p>“Does that sound familiar to you? ‘Cause that sound really familiar to me. Oh my God!” she said.</p><p>“Ain’t that the little song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmm…sounds about white,” she said.</p><p>“Wearing a ring, but ain’t gon’ be no 'Mrs.'/ Bought matching diamonds for six of my b----es/I’d rather spoil all my friends with my riches,” Grande sings.</p><p>“Been through some bad s---, I should be a sad b----/Who woulda thought it’d turn me to a savage?/Rather be tied up with calls and not strings/Write my own checks like I write what I sing, yeah [yeah],” she sings in another verse.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
n the Ice King and the sphere above Polar Peaks - will go live today in Battle Royale.</p><p>And ahead of the Fortnite live event kicking off mysterious changes have been happening in Battle Royale.</p><p>As the start time for the Fortnite event draws near light fog has appeared on the map for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, PC and Mac game.</p><p>While leaks have also revealed that soon after the Fortnite event finishes new challenges and LTMs will go live.</p><p>Fortnite TVs are displaying a ‘weather warning’ for the mysterious Fortnite Ice Storm event that is kicking off this weekend.</p><p>Thanks to leaks Fortnite fans have a good idea of some of the things that could happen in the next Fortnite live event.</p><p>And it looks like the mysterious sphere that has appeared above Polar Peaks and the Ice King could play a major role in the Fortnite Ice Storm.</p><p>Ahead of the Fortnite Ice Storm live event kicking off Express.co.uk has rounded up everything you need to know about the next Fortnite event.</p><p>We have details on the start time of the Fortnite ice event for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, PCs and Macs.</p><p>And we’ve also rounded up all the latest leaks and rumours about the Fortnite Ice Storm event and the roles of the Ice King and floating sphere.</p><p>Express.co.uk also has details of how you can live stream the next Fortnite event if you can’t get to a device capable of playing Epic Games’s smash hit.</p><p>TVs in Fortnite Battle Royale right now are displaying a timer counting down how much time is left until the Fortnite Ice Storm live event.</p><p>And according to the timer the next Fortnite event will start at 7pm UK time on Saturday 19 January 2019.</p><p>For those in other time zones that’s 2pm eastern time and 11am pacific time.</p><p>As with other live events, make sure you’re in a match and in a good viewing position a few minutes before the Fortnite Ice Storm event start time.</p><p>In an unprecedented move, part of the Fortnite live event leaked ahead of it officially taking place.</p><p>Earlier this week prominent leaker Lucas7yoshi_ posted a video showing what was inside of the floating sphere above Polar Peaks.</p><p>The clip showed the Ice King inside the sphere moving their hands around what looks like a smaller version of Kevin the Cube.</p><p>Alongside the clip Lucas7yoshi_ posted: “Video explains itself.</p><p>“No hacking to the game itself was done to achieve this, no competitive advantage was gained.</p><p>“This does not violate the Fortnite/Epic Games TOS in anyway that I know of.”</p><p>And 24 hours before the Fortnite Ice Storm event was due to start the sphere transformed to appear just like it did in the leaks.</p><p>This thankfully means there are still plenty of surprises in store for the Fortnite live event kicking off tomorrow.</p><p>And stay tuned to see if the Fortnite sphere undergoes further changes in the lead up to the big live event.</p><p>It could be that the Ice King could be some sort of mega boss that Battle Royale players will have to join forces to defeat.</p><p>It recently emerged that Epic Games has tested what it would be like for every Fortnite player to attack an iceberg with five billion HP.</p><p>Maybe this test was hinting that the Fortnite ice storm event will end with the super powerful Ice King landing in Battle Royale.</p><p>And then every Fortnite player around the world would have to squad up to face off against it.</p><p>It also looks like the Fortnite Ice Storm event will result in Fortnitemares-like creatures hitting the map which players will have to face off against.</p><p>The Fortnite Ice Storm is also also expected to result in an in-game event that will offer players 13 challenges to complete.</p><p>Completing all of the challenges will reportedly unlock the Winter's Thorn Glider. Other rewards are said to include the Blue Metallic Wrap.</p><p>There will be plenty of Fortnite streams on Twitch of the Ice Storm event.</p><p>Popular personalities like Ninja and Pokimane will surely be streaming the huge in-game live event.</p><p>The person behind the Fortnite Battle Royale Leaks Twitter account will also be streaming the Ice Storm event on Twitch.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
London run in 2000, since 1998 this show has played to over 13 million people and been translated into nine languages. They love it from South Korea to Kazhakstan and now the creators are determined to make a triumphant return to the West End as part of the current world tour. In a bold move, the show will play in the original French, with English surtitles. One of the harshest criticisms over here was the use of a backing track rather than a live band. This is not unusual in France but horrified British purists. This time there will be a live string orchestra accompanying the prerecorded score. Will it work? The show's creator says he has faced doubts and derision from the show's very inception.</p><p>Already an established star across France and Italy when he created the show, Richard Cocciante admits he has never fit any mould, nor been accepted by any mainstream.</p><p>He told Express Online: "I spent much of my career a little apart from what you must do... And now this is the same. I was told it would be a disaster for my career. Crazy. But sometimes crazy is good and you have to go with your heart. It was an adventure.</p><p>Cocciante admits: "It was such a hit it was almost a problem for the show... How do we do the show to match that?"</p><p>The pair decided to create something unique: "I didn't want to use American culture in musicals. I wanted to come back to my culture and Italian opera. I wanted to use the microphones like pop and rock singers. In fact, in the show we prefer Rock singers over musical theatre. That is what keeps it modern and popular.</p><p>"We didn't call it a musical at first we called it a 'musical spectacle.' It is like you are at a rock concert. We mix breakdancers and acrobats."</p><p>The producers are adamant London critics and audiences should not compare this monolithic French megashow with anything currently in the West End: "They are like apples and oranges." </p><p>Can the show achieve the same effect with London audiences gorged on the finest the West End and the world can offer, especially when the show is sung in French?</p><p>Next week will reveal whether the bells are pealing out with joy for the cast and crew, or clanging the chimes of doom. </p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
consoles being cooked up by Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.</p><p>This will come in the form of a new generation of machines in the PS5 and Xbox Two, as well as a predicted refresh for the Nintendo Switch.</p><p>But another developer is throwing their hat into the ring to provide even more choice.</p><p>Slightly Mad Studios recently announced they are exploring plans to release a new console in the future.</p><p>And we’ve been getting new images of what the new PS4, Xbox One and Switch rival could look like.</p><p>Having shared various prototypes and fan suggestions, it appears Slight Mad Studios have landed on a pretty impressive one.</p><p>It appears that the Mad Box Console will include RGB lighting, as well as an LCD front, which will inform the players what game they are currently playing.</p><p>An example of this in action can be found below and will no doubt prove very impressive upon release.</p><p>However, while the exciting design will please gamers ready for something new, it doesn’t look like the Mad Box is being released anytime soon.</p><p>The plan, for now, is to see the new Mad Box launch in three years and will be available to buy worldwide.</p><p>And according to SMS CEO Ian Bell, the new console will support virtual reality and boast some competitive specs when it hits the market.</p><p>Launching in 2022 would certainly provide some time for VR tech to move on and even see a reduction in price.</p><p>“All that we have approached are discussing standard partial ownership investment deals...</p><p>“Prices will drop with ship quantity, but we’re not planning on taking as large a cut as other console owners to enable us to cut prices massively.</p><p>“We fully expect to be matching the best of the rest early in the lifecycle though.”</p><p>Bell added: “We think the industry is a little too much of a monopoly or a micro oligopoly.</p><p>“We think competition is healthy and we have the required hardware contacts to be able to bring something epic to fruition based on our designs.”</p><p>When it comes to the final design, Bell has warned that it could undergo further alterations if deemed necessary</p><p>“The public have spoken and we've listened,” a recent Tweet from Bell reads.</p><p>“This is the design we're going with. It might be slightly amended over time... Thanks all for your responses which have helped to guide us.”</p><p>It appears the look of the new console has built a following around the ambitious new project, which is bound to face plenty of competition from the current hardware leaders.</p><p>While neither Sony or Microsoft have announced release dates for the PS5 or Xbox Two, most analysts believe they will have hit shelves by 2022.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
ctly Broccoli stands on it.</p><p>What's not surprising is that she doesn't seem to be thinking about it at all right now - understandable, given that we're still likely at least a year or two away from any kind of announcement.</p><p>What is a little more unexpected is that she is allegedly hopeful that Daniel Craig will actually return for yet another movie.</p><p>The Sun quotes an insider as saying she is "loyal to Daniel" for the time being, and doesn't want to be "disrespectful" by starting to look elsewhere.</p><p>She "cannot look beyond Daniel”, according to the source, as “she values everything he has done for the franchise in the past decade”.</p><p>Perceived contenders for the job, according to bookies, currently include Richard Madden; who impressed in the BBC's Bodyguard and then went on to win a Golden Globe.</p><p>Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Tom Hardy have also been touted, although Elba has repeatedly ruled himself out.</p><p>According to the Mirror, Craig has been seen ditching alcohol and altering his diet in a bid to get himself prepared.</p><p>He also sat out of a recent BAFTA Tea Party, opting to stay with his four-month-old daughter while wife Rachel Weisz attended.</p><p>A source told the UK tabloid of his recent visit to the Golden Globes: “Daniel was clearly adamant he wouldn’t be tempted by the alcohol, canapes, haute cuisine and desserts.</p><p>“On Saturday, Rachel attended the BAFTA party but he stayed in. Then at the Golden Globes, he preferred water to wine and was chewing a protein bar.”</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
st months away from release.</p><p>That’s the latest news from a project that has been crowd-funded and now entering an important phase in 2019.</p><p>While many gamers are hoping for news about the PS5, Xbox Two and an upgraded Nintendo Switch, something else is also hitting the market.</p><p>As some will have already heard, a very well-known name is getting back into the console business.</p><p>This would be the resurrected Atari brand, which has a confirmed console heading for release in 2019.</p><p>Having raised million during a crowd-funding campaign, fans are now looking to see the final product launch in 2019.</p><p>The Atari VCS - originally named the Ataribox - was rebranded during 2018 and has been seeing updates posted on its official Indiegogo page.</p><p>The final post for 2018 covered news related to the company’s plans for the future, as well as a warning about those backers hoping to nab a console in 2019.</p><p>“There are still some backers that have not completed their BackerKit surveys,” the Atari message reads.</p><p>“If you haven't done so because of a missing Backerkit email, please reach out directly to email@example.com with your Indiegogo order number(s) and other information.</p><p>“If you have just ignored the survey, you may end up as your own worst enemy when we start shipping Atari VCS hardware in 2019, and your address or other information is not yet confirmed.”</p><p>The official site states that the Atari CVS should be shipping in July 2019, making it the next major rival to the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.</p><p>For those that don’t know what the Atari VCS is, it’s a new console from the retro giants which will ship with 100+ classic Atari games pre-loaded.</p><p>But it’s aiming to be a lot more than just another Classic Mini console.</p><p>According to the official gaming blurb, Atari VCS will also support new games, as well as multiplayer and internet store access.</p><p>New and exclusive games will be announced this year which will be available to download or stream, including reimagined classic titles from Atari and other developers.</p><p>Atari has also promised that the VCS will have access to the Linux Sandbox, allow for more storage via cloud or USB, run multiple operating systems at once, as well as load Homebrew games.</p><p>We also know that Atari is going for a sleek new design for their gaming machine, with plenty of pictures available to view.</p><p>However, the Atari team has also warned that these prototypes may end up looking different from the final design. This is due to changes being made as the team put together the first unit to be released to backers.</p><p>“There’s a lot of work going on “under the hood” as our engineers refine the circuit boards and hardware components inside the VCS, along with the cooling and power systems.</p><p>“These elements have an impact on how the components will go together and this, of course, means that the final product will be slightly evolved from the prototypes and appearance models that have been featured in the Indiegogo campaign, social media and the press in 2017 and 2018.</p><p>“All of this will be for the betterment of the final Atari VCS that customers receive next year.</p><p>“Things that may end up being subtly and/or dramatically impacted on the finished device include the overall unit dimensions, placements of input and output ports and connections, system assembly, venting, weight, and cosmetic surfaces.”</p><p>Hopes are high that the Atari VCS will start to hit shelves in 2019, with the team commenting on the 2019 holiday season as being a high point for their project.</p><p>And if the new gaming machine from the legendary company business does launch this year, it could share the news cycle with its next rivals - the PS5 and Xbox Two.</p><p>Microsoft and Sony have said little about their planned release date for their new gaming machines, although it’s very unlikely that they would be announced for launch in 2019.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
at the official order of Elizabeth (although that's a long story, too).</p><p>But what the film doesn't show is just how gruesome her death was.</p><p>History tells us that Mary's beheading didn't go entirely smoothly - and in fact it took three strikes to complete the job.</p><p>The first blow missed her neck and struck the back of her head, and the second severed the neck except for a small bit of sinew.</p><p>It wasn't until the third strike that her head was completely detached from her body.</p><p>Then, when the executioner held her head aloft and declared "God save the Queen", it is believed that it fell to the floor as her wig came off in his hands - revealing that she actually had very short, grey hair.</p><p>Given how unsettling all this would be to a modern audience, it's unsurprising that the death doesn't quite play out like this in the movie.</p><p>“If an audience has stuck with a film for an hour and a half, two hours, and followed these two stories and these two women in their lives - you need that payoff," she said.</p><p>“I just think, from a dramatic point of view, it made sense to have the two of them in the room.</p><p>“Elizabeth in that scene is a complete shell of her former self. She’s completely non-human. Mary is bloody and dirty and she’s just come from battle in our film. So you’re watching these women being pushed to their limit.”</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
ole under wraps for the time being, but there may be a big clue hidden in how he described when he got the part. Speaking in a new interview, he recalled meeting with JJ Abrams and Daisy Ridley - who plays Rey - and being astounded when he was told who he would be playing.</p><p>So does his role have a big connection to Rey specifically?</p><p>We'll have to wait and see - but Grant told The Telegraph of his casting process: “I got 10 pages of script from a Forties British war film, three scenes in total, and had to video myself doing them on an iPad.</p><p>"Then you send it off, and feel like you’re never going to hear anything about it ever again.</p><p>"I got a call two months later to say a car was going to pick me up and take me to Pinewood Studios to meet the director, J J Abrams. Which was odd, because I still had no idea what he was going to direct me as.”</p><p>He said he was taken to a room with Abrams and Ridley - when he finally learned what he was getting himself in for.</p><p>“[I was] surrounded by all this Star Wars memorabilia going back to 1977," he revealed.</p><p>"And within about two seconds, [Abrams] said, ‘Are you gonna do it or not?’ And I said, ‘Do what?’</p><p>"Then he described the part, and I think he told me what my name was, at which point the room went upside down.”</p><p>Current theories and alleged leaks put Grant has some kind of General or First Order officer; but these are all unconfirmed.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>
ritten, or redistributed. ©2019 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>Singer Mariah Carey posted photos of a sparkling string bikini while vacationing in St. Barts.</p><p>The 48-year-old singer recently took to Instagram to post a side-by-side image of the same photo where she’s casually longing in a bikini and robe alongside her beloved pooch.</p><p>The star posted the snap as part of the viral #10YearChallenge trend in which people upload an image of themselves from 2009 and 2019 to show the effects of age over the past decade.</p><p>“I don’t get this 10 year challenge, time is not something I acknowledge,” captioned the legendary diva.</p><p>The image comes a few weeks after Carey shared photos of herself wearing a dazzling string bikini during the holidays in St. Barts.</p><p>The mother of two rocked a bathing suit that was accessorized with diamond bracelets. In one photo, she is seen taking a dip in the pool, smiling with her eyes closed.</p><p>Before she set off on her tropical vacation, the “We Belong Together” artist spent Christmas with her ex-husband Nick Cannon and their twins, Monroe and Moroccan, in Aspen, Colorado, People reported.</p><p>“… I don’t count years but I definitely rebuke them,” said Carey. “I have anniversaries, not birthdays because I celebrate life, darling.”</p><p>Carey also admitted she simply never wants to grow up.</p><p>“Darling, I’m eternally 12 years old,” she declared.</p><p>“I think I have to remain eternally oblivious to age,” she shared. “Honestly, when you put a number on it yourself, it’s just like, why? Why do that?”</p><p>But Carey admitted that a “good hair and makeup team” does keep her feeling beautiful. Still, she insisted that when it comes to her makeup, she doesn’t mind stripping down.</p><p>“If you’re not wearing a lot of makeup, you don’t have to take a lot of it off,” explained the beauty school alum. “So, my goal is to wear the least amount of makeup possible so I don’t have to steam my face and take it all off.</p><p>“I do [have bad hair days], and then I have to apply my 500 hours of beauty school,” added Carey. “If it’s really bad, I’ll just slick it back and put it in a bun.”</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>