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Neil Young Criticizes Facebook for Political Influence

Friday, 22.11.2019
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The decision of the week …

  … met Neil Young. The Canadian musician announced to delete his artist page on Facebook in protest against the social network. The trigger was that Facebook had the annual gala dinner of the US Federalist Society financially supported. The powerful right wing organization is behind the appointment of controversial Conservative Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Judge, the Supreme Court of the United States. In fact, Facebook appeared as the "Gold Circle Sponsor" at the mid-November dinner.

  

Young wrote on his website that he believes a social network should not make commitments to political groups. The 74-year-old also criticized the "false information that is regularly made available to the public on Facebook."

  
The climate protectors of the week …

  
… are Coldplay. The musicians around front man Chris Martin have decided to go on tour again only if this is climate-neutral possible. "We'll take the next year or two to see how our tour can be not only sustainable, but also useful, and we'd be disappointed if it were not carbon neutral," Martin told the BBC.

  The most difficult thing is to find a solution for the many climate-damaging air travel. On their last tour entitled "A Head Full of Dreams", the band played a total of 122 shows on four continents from 2016 to 2017. In other areas you have already concrete ideas, so Martin. "For example, our dream is to run a show without disposable plastic and get the power from solar power."

  

The band Coldplay has decided not to go on tour for the time being to protect the climate. They wanted to first find environmentally friendly solutions for their own concerts, said singer Chris Martin.

"We take the next year or two to find out how our tour can be both sustainable and useful, and we would be disappointed if it were not carbon neutral," says Martin.

The most difficult thing is to find a solution for the many climate-damaging air travel. On their last tour entitled "A Head Full of Dreams", the band played a total of 122 shows on four continents from 2016 to 2017. Here you can see Martin with singer Beyoncé.

In other areas, the band seems to have concrete ideas: "For example, our dream is to run a show without disposable plastic and draw the power from solar energy."

The conservation organization WWF praised the plans of Coldplay. "It's fantastic to see world famous artists working to protect the planet," said the organization's climate change expert, Gareth Redmond-King.

With the new album, which will be released on Friday, Coldplay claims to express the global perspective of the band. "If you have the privilege of traveling around the world, you know we all have the same home," Martin said. Here he is to be seen at the Global Citizen Festival on the sidelines of the Hamburg G20 summit with Herbert Grönemeyer.

On November 25, Coldplay will be giving a concert to fans at the Natural History Museum in London, whose proceeds will be donated in full to a nonprofit organization.

  
The bitingest reaction of the week …

  

… showed Kirsten Dunst. In the "Spider-Man" trilogy, the now 37-year-old became world famous. But the role also taught her to defend herself, as she revealed: she had to do a bungee jump from the ceiling. "I really did not want to do that, and when I tried it, I said, 'Well, you should've filmed that, because I'll never do that again.'"

  For the same shoot, a physical change was demanded of her, said Dunst in the interview: One of the producers had to subtly force them to have their teeth transformed into "perfect Barbie doll teeth". She replied: "No, I will not do that either."

  

For thirty years, Kirsten Dunst has acted as an actress, in August, the 37-year-old was honored with a Hollywood star. But she is said to have been forced into things she was not ready to do in her career. That's what Dunst told in an interview with the Australian news site News.com.au.

It had never been particularly difficult to say no to something that transcends personal boundaries. This was especially true for the "Spider Man" trilogy, in which she played on the side of Tobey Maguire. Here is Dunst at the Oscars in 2007 to see with him.

During the shooting, therefore, a stunt was provided. She should have taken a bungee jump from the ceiling. "I really did not want to do that, and when I tried it, I said, 'Well, you should've filmed that, because I'll never do that again, you'll have to find another way.'"

For the same shoot, not only the overcoming of her fears, but also a physical change was demanded by her, said Dunst in the interview. One of the film's producers had subtly forced them to turn their teeth into "perfect Barbie doll teeth." "I said, 'No, I will not do that too'."

She owes her self-confidence to the strong women who surrounded her in her youth – including her mother and director Sofia Coppola.

Dunst was born in 1982 in the US state of New Jersey. From the age of seven, she took minor roles. In 1994 she had her first major movie appearance alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in "Interview with a Vampire." The teenage comedy "Girls United" from the year 2000 was a blockbuster.

Dunst is married to actor Jesse Plemons ("Breaking Bad"). The couple had met while shooting the second season of the television series "Fargo" in which they played a couple.

Haze and Plemons have a child together. Her son Ennis is one and a half years old.

  
The most ridiculous debate of the week …

  … ended Céline Dion. The so-called door controversy revolves around the question of whether in the "Titanic" filming of 1997 Jack next to his lover Rose on the piece of wood – often referred to as a door – would have fit. Dion now said that the rose, obviously frozen with cold, can not be reproached. "And secondly, he does not need an invitation."

  

The singer had recorded the song with "My Heart Will Go On" at that time – also Dion said: "I did not like it," said the 51-year-old about her first thoughts on the piece. Her husband then encouraged her to take a demo recording. Dion should not have regretted it.

  

In 1997, Celine Dion provided the film song for the drama "Titanic" with "My Heart Will Go On".

Even today, some fans are asking a question about the movie: "Would not there have been room on the door for Jack?" So he should not have drowned, but could be saved together with his beloved Rose?

Now Dion was asked in a talk show to contribute to the debate: You can see that Rose is frozen in cold and not in the senses, said the singer. "And secondly, he does not need an invitation." But maybe Jack had been so frozen that he did not have the strength to hoist himself on the door.

In the summer Jack actor Leonardo DiCaprio was addressed in an interview on the same topic.

While DiCaprio blocked, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie immediately jumped on the subject. The three play together in Quentin Tarantino's new movie "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood".

"Could not you have squeezed on that, you could have done that, could not you?" Pitt asked.

And also Margot Robbie could apparently immediately remember the said scene: "I remember that I used to cry my eyes out as a little girl," she says – and asked if there had been any thought on the set of making the door smaller ,

DiCaprio's only answer: "No comment."

By the way, Rose actress Kate Winslet was less open-minded: "He just had to work harder to get that door, because I think it would have worked!" She said in an interview in 2017.

And director James Cameron? "If he had lived, the end of the movie would have been meaningless," he said of Jack. "The film is about death and separation, he had to die."

  
The most depressing story of the week …

  … made Matt Damon public. He had wanted to take a break for a year because of his family because he had previously made five films in a row, he told the "Augsburger Allgemeine". "But in 2017, my dad was dying, so we went back to my hometown of Boston so I could be with my father in the hospital.

  It was a terrible, very hard year, "said Damon, because he did not really have a break for his family, so he put another one year off." That was really necessary. "

  

Even a Hollywood star needs to deal with crises. Matt Damon has now spoken about this in an interview.

Damon with his wife Luciana Barroso: He wanted to take a break for his family. But when his father was dying, he wanted to be with him, said the actor.

"It was a terrible, very hard year," Damon said. Because this has brought no real break for his family, he then hung again after a one-year break.

In Hollywood, Damon is watching a change. Therefore, it was "almost unbelievable" that he got money for the nostalgic racer drama with Christian Bale (left).

There is a reason for this: "There are quite different films being produced – the kind of dramas that were my bread and butter business are going on TV or are not going to be made anymore."

Damon believes there will still be work in the industry for him in the future. "But if I went into business right now, I would be scared because there is no more security."

  
The relief of the week …

  … probably felt Kim Kardashian. The 39-year-old was present when the convicted murderer Rodney Reed learned that his planned execution had been postponed. "It was extremely emotional," Kardashian said. "Praise be to Jesus" said Reed at that moment. On Instagram, Kanye West's wife wrote that words could not describe how great the relief was at that moment.

  

It was a privilege to have sat next to Reed right now. Kardashian is grateful for all the support of those who have raised their voices.

  

Almost three million people had petitioned for Rodney Reed and demanded his release. Again and again demonstrators went in the Texas Bastrop on the streets – with success. The planned execution was postponed for the time being.

Kim Kardashian was always strong for Reed. In a TV interview with NBC, the 39-year-old now revealed that she was with Reed when he learned that the Texas Supreme Court had postponed his execution.

"It was extremely emotional," Kardashian said. "Praise be to Jesus" said Reed at that moment. Kardashian insisted on Instagram that it was a privilege to be sitting next to Reed right now. She was grateful for all the support of those who raised her voice.

Reed sits on the death row since 1998, according to the organization Innocence Project for murder of a young woman in 1996. He asserts his innocence to this day. That his DNA was found on the murder victim Stacey Stites, he explains with an affair with the woman and consensual sex on the day of the murder.

The litigation was dubious: In the six-week trial, the prosecution presented gruesome murder details and presented Reed as a notorious sex offender dar. In May 1998, the jury imposed the death penalty. In addition to Kardashian Beyoncé and Rihanna had also campaigned for a release.

  Reed sits on the death row since 1998, according to the organization Innocence Project because of the murder of a young woman in 1996. He asserts his innocence to this day.

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