Big Bang Theory boss Chuck Lorre’s new show criticised for portrayal of Afghan character

CBS’s upcoming sitcom from The Big Bang Theory’s Chuck Lorre has received an outpouring of criticism after a new trailer was released online. The comedy giant’s midseason series, The United States of Al, has already garnered serious backlash for its casting of a non-Afghan actor in the show’s titular role. Chuck Lorre’s brand new comedy […]

Chuck Lorre’s United States of Al Draws Fire for Portrayal of Afghan Character

RELATED STORIES A new CBS sitcom from uber-producer Chuck Lorre is sparking controversy online well before it even hits air. The Big Bang Theory producer’s midseason comedy United States of Al has raised red flags for its casting of a non-Afghan actor in the titular role of Al, and for the character’s general depiction. The […]

Dunkirk SLAMMED by top French critic for ‘IGNORANT’ portrayal of France's role in battle

Christopher Nolan’s war epic, which has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is performing above expectations in the US this weekend, has been lambasted by a prominent journalist in France. Writing in Le Monde, Jacques Mandelbaum accused the movie of largely ignoring the French involvement in the infamous battle, which resulted in tens of […]

FEUD: Olivia de Havilland Sues FX Drama Over Unauthorized Portrayal

Olivia de Havilland is turning 101 this weekend, and she’s got no time for Ryan Murphy’s nonsense. The Gone With the Wind actress filed a legal complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court Friday stating that Murphy’s FX drama, FEUD: Bette and Joan, paints her as a Hollywood gossip, something she claims she’s gone out of her […]

Coronation Street: Real Bethany Platt says she cannot watch soap’s portrayal of her ordeal

Bethany (played by Lucy Fallon) has been targeted by a 35-year-old man – Nathan Curtis (Chris Harper) – with the intention of involving her in his illicit sex ring. Lucie (not her real name) was subjected to years of horrific treatment from her much older boyfriend, having been groomed online when she was just 10-years-old. […]

'Touching portrayal of grief' Viewers praise Rio Ferdinand after heartbreaking documentary

The former England captain lost his wife Rebecca in May 2015, just 10 weeks after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The couple, who married in 2009, have three children Lorenz, 10, Tate, eight, and Tia, 5. In the hour-long film, Rio met other men who had suffered a bereavement as well as children who […]