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Alec Baldwin: ‘I didn’t pull the trigger’

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Actor Alec Baldwin has spoken for the first time since the shooting which killed a cinematographer on the set of the film, Rust

Alec Baldwin says he “didn’t pull the trigger” of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film, Rust.

The actor, speaking for the first time about the incident with ABC News America, made the claim as he spoke to reporter George Stephanopoulos

“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them. Never,”

The interview was recorded on Tuesday, and is due to be broadcast in the US on Thursday evening.

“I’ve done thousands of interviews in the last 20 years at ABC,” he said. “This was the most intense I’ve ever experienced”

ABC’s Stephanopoulos described their 80-minute discussion as “raw” and “intense, as he spoke to the 63-year-old actor about the incident.

The journalist described Baldwin as “devastated” yet “very candid” and “forthcoming” during a preview of the interview on Good Morning America on Wednesday.

Alec Baldwin is best-known for his performances in films like Cat in the Hat, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Hunt For Red October, as well as his well known impersonations of former US President Donald Trump on US sketch show Saturday Night Live.

Police investigating if recycled ammo was used in Rust shooting
Police investigating if recycled ammo was used in Rust shooting

The investigation into the on-set shooting continues

Police continue to comb through evidence as they probe how the incident occurred. Authorities say Baldwin was told the gun was safe to handle, but they continue to investigate how a live round ended up in the weapon, before it was discharged.

Mr Baldwin was asked during his interview with Stephanopoulos how a live round ended up on the set.

“I have no idea,” the actor said.

“Someone put a live bullet in a gun — a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”

Investigators have described “some complacency” into exactly how weapons were handled on the set.

Authorities have stated that it is still ‘too soon’ to determine whether charges will be filed, amid independent civil lawsuits concerning liability in the fatal shooting.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Actress Denise Dowse passes away

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Actress and Director Denise Dowse has passed away at the age of 64.

Dowse was most known for her roles in “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Insecure” and ‘Ray”, as well as appearances in shows such as ‘Charmed”, “The West Wing” and “Law and Order”.

Dowse’s sister, Tracy, made the announcement about her sister’s death on the actress’ Instagram account.

The actress was also a strong advocate for African American theatre, and dedicated to sharing her profession with children.

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Tom Holland firms as favourite for James Bond role

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Actor Tom Holland has had his chances of playing the prized role of James Bond strengthened over other contenders.

According to reports, the producers want to cast a younger-looking actor who happens to also be under 5’10”.

The 26-year-old fits both categories, but this also rules out several other people, including Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.

Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson won’t be revealing too many more details, as the identity of the actor playing the role won’t be known until next year.

There are reports that the next actor will play 007 in an origin story in the future.

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Why women are flocking to South Korea for love

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The “Netflix effect” is enticing western women to look for love in South Korea

New research has revealed western women are heading to South Korea in the hopes of finding true love, all thanks to to hit Korean Netflix shows.

Researcher Min Joo Lee began investigating why an unusually large amount of western women are in the country.

She conducted hundreds of interviews with females predominately in their 20’s. In conclusion, she found one common thread- Korean men.

The women spoke of the “Netflix effect” after watching popular shows that depict the men in the country as “romantic, patient and in touch with their emotions.”

In particular, Netflix’s ‘Crash Landing On You’ series has women going crazy for the men portrayed in the drama. 

Netflix’s ‘Crash Landing On You’

It follows Korean television series experiencing a major uptick from global audiences over the last two years.

The country is also home to many successful K-Pop sensations, with an impressive global female fan base.

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