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Alan Rickman's frustrations playing Snape in 'Harry Potter' revealed in personal letters

Alan Rickman's frustrations playing Snape in 'Harry Potter' revealed in personal letters



Alan Rickman as Professor Snape. (Photo: Everett Collection) More
Professor Snape is one of the Harry Potterfranchise’s most complex characters, so it’s no surprise that Alan Rickman found the portrayal difficult at times. Mementos of Rickman’s are going to be auctioned off by Neil Pearson Rare Books, including personal letters that shed light on some of his frustrations playing Snape. Rickman — who died of cancer in 2016  — appeared in the role in all eight films from 2001 to 2011. One letter is from producer David Heyman, who sent Rickman a thank-you note after 2002’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. “Thank you for making HP2 a success,” it reads. “I know, at times, you are frustrated but please know that you are an integral part of the films. And you are brilliant.” The Independent obtained a note Rickman penned while working on the sixth film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood…

Michael Jackson estate sues ABC over TV special

Michael Jackson estate sues ABC over TV special
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson announces upcoming concerts at the London O2 Arena in London. The estate of Michael Jackson is suing Disney, saying an ABC television special on the singer’s last days infringed on its intellectual property. The estate filed the lawsuit Wednesday against the network and parent company Disney in federal court in Los Angeles. It alleges that last week’s special “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” illegally uses significant and repeated excerpts of his most valuable songs including “Billie Jean,” and “Bad,” substantial excerpts of his music videos including “Thriller” and “Black or White,” and excerpts from a documentary and feature film that belong to the estate. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The estate of Michael Jackson sued ABC and parent company Disney on Wednesday, saying a two-hour documentary on the singer's last days improperly used the King of Pop's s…

Russian journalist reported dead shows up alive at news conference; Ukrainian officials say they faked his death

Russian journalist reported dead shows up alive at news conference; Ukrainian officials say they faked his death

In a stunning twist, a well-known Russian journalist who Ukrainian authorities said was shot and killed in the capital of Kiev Tuesday showed up alive Wednesday, with Ukrainian security services saying they faked his death. Arkady Babchenko, a celebrated war reporter who fled his home country last year amid a campaign of intimidation, was said to have been killed at his his apartment building in Kiev he appeared at a press conference Wednesday. Authorities said they pretended Babchenko was dead in order to stop a Russian plot to kill him. Babchenko is a ferocious critic of the Kremlin. Ukrainian police said Tuesday that his wife had found him Tuesday night in his apartment building’s stairwell covered in blood after being shot repeatedly in the back, and that she had called an ambulance but he died before reaching the hospital. Police said Tuesday they believed Babchenko w…

Check Out Photos Of The Biggest Gay Party In Africa Held In Accra Over The Weekend

Check Out Photos Of The Biggest Gay Party In Africa Held In Accra Over The Weekend


As the United States and other countries grapple with the issue of same-sex marriage, public in Africa and in predominantly Muslim countries remain among the least accepting of homosexuality.
In Ghana, despite the fact that majority of the citizens frown when ever the issue of homosexuality pops up, the ‘abominable’ act is prevent in the society per the recent happenings Over the weekend, there was huge party for gays in Africa and it happened right here in Accra. It was reportedly held at the 10 Pounds Pub and it was attended by lot of gays both within and outside Ghana.

Nigerian singer ‘Wizkid’ fights his bodyguards on stage at London for trying to prevent his fan from hugging him (Video)

Nigerian singer ‘Wizkid’ fights his bodyguards on stage at London for trying to prevent his fan from hugging him (Video)












Wizkid Ayohad to fight his bodyguard on stage for not allowing one of his male fan who could not hide his feeling than to rush to stage and hug him during his ‘Africa To London’ concert




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FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FIXTURES:THE GROUPS,MATCHES,DATES,VENUES AND FULL SCHEDULES THIS SUMMER

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FIXTURES:THE GROUPS,MATCHES,DATES,VENUES AND FULL SCHEDULES THIS SUMMER
Hosts Russia will kick off the 2018 World Cup finals in less than a month against Saudi Arabia in Moscow, while defending champions Germany will start against Mexico. Five-time winners Brazil will face Switzerland in their first Group E match with Costa Rica and Serbia making up one of the harder groups. European champions Portugal will play neighbours Spain in their first match in Group B, while Argentina were placed in Group D with newcomers Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria. England will face the other debut nation Panama in Group G, but open against Tunisia before facing the group's top seeds Belgium. GROUP A Thursday June 14 Russia v Saudi Arabia 4pm • Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow ITV
Friday June 15

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