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R Kelly may not be welcome in Australia…

Earlier this week, R Kelly announced that he would be embarking on a tour of Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

The performer, who was the subject of a recent documentary which examined the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct which have been levelled at him over the course of his career, shared the update on his social media platforms.

Unsurprisingly, the news was met with huge backlash, and politicians in Australia have since called for a ban, which would prevent the 52-year-old from entering the country.

“Labor strongly supports the refusal or cancellation of visas of non-citizens on character or criminal grounds,” a statement read.

While the Department of Home Affairs in Australia refuses to comment on individual cases, they have in the past barred high-profile individuals, including Chris Brown and Floyd Mayweather.

Kelly has since deleted posts pertaining to the proposed tour. (bbc.com)

Bryan Singer allegations Source: Ian West

Bafta have suspended Bryan Singer’s nomination

Following allegations of sexual assault which have been levelled at Bohemian Rhapsody director, Bryan Singer, Bafta have suspended his nomination.

Singer has denied the claims, which were made by four individuals, who claim Singer assaulted them while they were underage.

Confirming the reports regarding his nomination, Bafta released a statement:

In light of recent very serious allegations, Bafta has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for Bohemian Rhapsody has been suspended, effective immediately.

“Bafta considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values. This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination,” the statement continued.

Bafta notes Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations. The suspension of his nomination will therefore remain in place until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved.

Bafta concluded by saying they would be making no further comment at this time.

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A GoFundMePage has been set up for former Scrubs actor Sam Lloyd

Scrubs creator, Bill Lawrence, has urged fans and followers to support Sam Lloyd, who played the sitcom’s eternally nervous lawyer, Ted Buckland, following a cancer diagnosis.

Sam, who welcomed his first child in recent weeks, was recently informed he has a brain tumour after he dismissed symptoms, including weight loss, headaches and lack of sleep, as part and parcel of becoming a new parent.

The GoFundMe page, which was established by Scrubs executive producer, Tim Hobert, outlined recent events in Sam’s life.

By all accounts, 2019 was off to a roaring start for our dear friend, Sam Lloyd. He and his wife, Vanessa, had recently welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby boy named Weston to the world. The musical that Sam had been working on for over a decade had just been accepted into a prestigious theatre accelerator program. 

Tim then explained that during this time, Sam was feeling unwell.

After seeking advice on the various symptoms he was exhibiting, Sam was then dealt a devastating blow.

The doctor thought the pain might be sinus-related so he ordered a CT Scan. The scan revealed a mass on Sam’s brain. Within a day, he was in brain surgery. Unfortunately the tumor was too intertwined so the surgeons couldn’t remove it.

“By Sunday, Sam and Vanessa were informed that the cancer in his brain had metastasized from his lungs. Further scans showed the cancer was also in his liver, spine, and jaw,” Tim wrote.

The page, which was established to help Sam meet medical expenses, has a €100,000 target, and has so far raised €71,000.

And in the rest of the day’s dirt

  • Ariana Grande has pulled out of the Grammys after clash with producers.(variety.com)
  • Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt reunited to chat (500) Days of Summer on its ten-year anniversary. (eonline.com)
  • Jay Z has called 21 Savage’s arrest ‘an absolute travesty’. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Danny Dyer recalled a very dark period in his life when he ‘couldn’t look in the mirror for more than five seconds’. (rte.ie)


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