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James Bond writer, Anthony Horowitz drops name of female characters, ’Bond Girls’

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The writer of James Bond novel has dropped the name of beautiful women, who James Bond often finds himself in their arms.

According to the report in Daily Mail, they will no longer be called ‘Bond girls’ as people now find the term offensive, according to author Anthony Horowitz, who has written two novels featuring the superspy.

He said the phrase ‘offends modern sensibilities’, adding: ‘I’m still struggling to find another word for ‘Bond girls’, I think you can’t use it in the 21st century.

‘Those two words are somehow offensive in a strange way.

‘One of the hardest things to get right in a Bond novel is the love interest – the lady.

‘Because, of course, you have to swerve a circle between 1950s attitudes and the ‘Me Too’ generation, where we are now. I don’t want to put people’s backs up.’

However, Horowitz warned against changing the spy’s character to suit modern times, saying the novels were rooted in the 1950s, when author Ian Fleming created James Bond.

Speaking at Cheltenham Literature Festival yesterday, he added: ‘I’m not going to give Fleming’s character Silk Cut or whatever it is, low-tar cigarettes, or vaping.

‘Can you imagine Bond vaping?’

Horowitz also insisted that Bond is not a chauvinist, saying: ‘He is very highly sexually-driven but I don’t see him as a rampant chauvinist.

‘He is kind towards women.’

Daily Mail

 

 

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Wizkid & Tiwa Savage storm Patoranking’s Album Listening Party together

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Pop singers, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are fueling romance rumours between them, as they stepped out together again at the ‘Wilmer’ album listening party of Patoranking.

Recall that they both spent the weekend together at an undisclosed place at the Island, in Lagos. They made a video that went viral on social media on Monday.

In the video, Wizkid was seen tapping Tiwa’s butt romantically and the mother of one enjoyed the gesture, making people feel all the more that they are dating.

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Cardi B cancels her concert over Plastic Surgery

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Cardi B is backing out of a Memorial Day Weekend concert in Maryland, over her recent cosmetic surgeries.

Cardi was set to headline the 92Q Spring Bling Festival this Friday night in Baltimore, but now it’s been postponed because she  pulled out, to recover from her recent liposuction and breast augmentation.

It was revealed her doctors instructed she should not perform, telling Cardi she needs time to let the swelling go down and for her body to fully recover. Doctors are recommending a couple of weeks of R & R.

Cardi’s been extremely open about recently deciding to undergo the procedures after giving birth to baby Kulture.

 

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‘Game Of Throne’ finale streaming blocked in China over its trade war with Trump

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Film watchers in China were not allowed to see the final episode of Game Of Throne on Sunday, over the nation’s growing trade war with the US and President Donald Trump.

Instead of finding out who ended up sitting on the Iron Throne, Chinese ‘Thrones’ watchers received a message informing them of ‘transmission medium problems.’

The message was posted by Tencent Video, the subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Ltd, which has had exclusive streaming rights to the premium cable network’s content in China since 2014.

‘We will notify you of another broadcasting time,’ Tencent said in a more detailed communique posted on its Weibo social media account one hour before the last episode was supposed to air.

HBO told the Wall Street Journal on Monday that the China Thrones blackout wasn’t a technical issue on the company’s part.

An HBO spokesperson confirmed Tencent blocked transmission of the series finale.

The Verge reports that thousands of Chinese Thrones fans have vented their frustrations on Weibo, China’s largest social media company.

Many threatened to cancel their Tencent accounts if their monthly subscription fees weren’t refunded.

The debacle is the latest fallout in the intensifying battle over US trade tariffs placed on Chinese goods by the Trump administration.

Daily Mail

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