THE Walking Dead will not be investigated by Ofcom after that gruesome series seven opener, which saw a man bludgeoned to death with a bat covered in razor wire.Fans dubbed it the “goriest episode ever” with some even insisting they’d no longer watch the zombie series after watching (or should that be enduring?) the horrifying scenes.But the regulator found that the foul work of Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) didn’t warrant further action, with just 10 complaints registered about its 9pm showing on Fox.An Ofcom spokesperson said: “Our investigation found that Fox took appropriate steps to edit the programme for the 9pm showing.”Indeed, more gruesome footage was put in the second part of the programme to ensure an appropriate transition after the watershed.Those with a strong stomach who wanted to see the full original content could have chosen to watch it on demand instead, or in the early hours of the morning when it was aired at the same … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead’s gruesome series opener DIDN’T break Ofcom rules
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FORMER astronaut John Glenn, who was the first American to orbit the Earth, has died aged 95.The ex-Marine and US Senator later became the oldest man to travel in space 36 years after his historic flight when he was 77.He died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday after falling ill and being admitted there last week , Ohio's governor said.The US space agency NASA was among the first to pay tribute to the legendary astronaut who later served in the Senate for more than two decades, calling him a "hero.""We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. A true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra," NASA tweeted.In 1962, Glenn made his historic flight when he became the first US astronaut to orbit the Earth in a journey lasting just under five hours.He returned to space in 1998 at the age of 77 - becoming the oldest astronaut in space.After his 23-year career in the US military and space programme, Glenn … [Read more...] about Former astronaut John Glenn dead aged 95 after making history twice when he became the first American to orbit the Earth and the oldest man in space
MARK Kelly’s marriage to Kelly – yes, she is now called Kelly Kelly – was one of the most watched episodes in Don’t Tell the Bride history.The couple, both entertainers from Manchester, got hitched on a cruise ship in Italy – after a comedy of errors including non-existent hen dos, a crushed cake and the Mother of the Bride shelling out for bridesmaid dresses.On the big day, viewers cringed as Mark, dressed as Frank Spencer, staggered around the stage and serenaded all 10 of their guests with 80s pop music before Kelly walked down the aisle of the on-board theatre.The pair were “married” by the ship’s entertainments co-ordinator, who was dressed as George Michael in a “Choose Wife” T-shirt.Now the couple, whose memorable episode aired on BBC One in July 2015, have lifted the lid on what REALLY goes on behind the scenes of the popular show.Mark, 40, told how he didn’t tell Kelly, 40, he’d applied to the show and … [Read more...] about No say on the Best Man, dubbed songs and changing the groom’s first choice venue: Couple reveal what REALLY goes on behind the scenes on Don’t Tell The Bride
TWO teenage girls have admitted attacking a pal who was stabbed and left her for dead to please fictional character Slender Man.Anissa Weier, 15, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to a crime, with use of a deadly weapon while Morgan Geyser has pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder.The Slender Man, also known as Slenderman, was created as an internet meme through the Something Awful forums in 2009.Depicted as a very tall, very thin, faceless man in a black suit, he was developed through a thread on the forum which asked users to edit every day photographs to appear paranormal.An entry into the competition from "Victor Surge", real name Eric Knudsen, consisted of two black and white images of groups of children.He had added a tall, thin figure wearing a black suit to the photos and named his character The Slender Man.Due to the addition of text, the photographs became a work of fiction and others expanded on the character and his … [Read more...] about What is the Slender Man stabbing case, who are Morgan Geyser Anissa Weier and why did they attack Payton Leutner?
I was walking to a café near the office in Berlin with two German colleagues recently, and of course, "The Question" came up. Wherever I go at DW TV's broadcasting center in Berlin these days, people approach me and ask The Question. It is mainly because I have lived in and reported from London for 13 years now. I commute between Berlin and London every two weeks. With ease, I might add, as a happy EU-citizen and member of the easyJet set. It makes me the go-to man for The In the newsroom, the cantina or even the gent's - yep, that actually happened - people are worried about The Question. It's not: Will they or won't they vote to leave? As most Germans are romantically involved with the European idea, they are much more confused about the "why." Why do so many Brits want to leave the EU? Don't they love us Europeans any more? My two German colleagues waited for the light to go green. When they joined me on the other side, they looked at me sternly. I knew they'd tell me off … [Read more...] about My Brexit Diary: The red man