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‘Star Wars’ Actor Andrew Jack Is The Latest Celeb To Die From Coronavirus

The Force will be with him, always.

Andrew Jack, an actor in the latest Star Wars trilogy, has passed away from Coronavirus at the age of 76. 

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Andrew Jack had appeared in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens as Resistance Major General Ematt, in addition to providing a voice role for the character Moloch in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Credit: Disney, Lucasfilm

Andrew Jack was also a dialect coach, with clients including Robert Downey Jnr, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen and Chris Hemsworth. He was currently “coaching on the new Batman,” according to his agent.

Sadly, Jill McCullough (his agent) said that Andrew Jack wasn’t able to “see or talk to” his wife, who he was “madly in love with” because she was being quarantined in Australia. Andrew Jack passed away in a hospital in Surrey on Tuesday. 

Jill McCullough also stated, “Andrew (Jack) lived on one of the oldest working houseboats on the Thames, he was fiercely independent but madly in love with his wife, also a dialect coach, Gabrielle Rogers… Tragically she is stuck in quarantine in Australia, having just flown in from New Zealand last week. She was unable to see or talk to him at the end of his life and there is a chance a funeral may not be held… (He was) full of life… funny, charming and a joy to be around.”

Sadly Andrew Jack isn’t the first celebrity to pass away from Coronavirus. Grammy-winning country singer, Joe Diffie passed away at 61 due to COVID-19 complications. Mark Blum, a 69-year-old actor in Desperately Seeking Susan and Crocodile Dundee, also passed away as a result of complications from the coronavirus. Also, Maria Mercader, an American journalist and CBS News producer passed away at the age of 54 due to the coronavirus. Additionally, Arrows guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Alan Merrill passed away last month.

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YouTuber NikkieTutorials Is The Latest Star To Clash With Ellen Degeneres

“It wasn’t as nice as I thought”

With her sitcom and her talk-show, Ellen Degeneres has been a house-hold name for approximately two decades now. And while her live studio audience is obsessed with Ellen for her freebies and celebrity connections, the past few years has seen Degeneres find herself in some controversy. While there have been accusations all over Twitter, NikkieTutorials is the latest star to vocally clap back at Ellen. 

NikkieTutorials, aka one of the most successful beauty-guru YouTubers in the game right now, hopped on a tv show in the Netherlands called De Wereld Draait Door, where she revealed some of her true feelings towards the LGBTQIA+ star. 

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NikkieTutorials had previously been a guest on The Ellen Show earlier this year, where she discussed coming out as transgender on YouTube after being blackmailed.  However, now that NikkieTutorials’ Dutch responses have been translated, they’re popping up on online forums and we can now finally spill the tea. 

When the host of the show asked what her experience was like, NikkieTutorials hinted that Ellen was not as nice as she hoped she would be, saying: “It’s really nice that you came over and said hello to me… She didn’t… What I’ve experienced here and in other countries (is) that it’s really a whole different world. It’s more distant,” she said.

You can check out the clip, with English subtitles here:

Even though NikkieTutorials said that being on the show was a  “huge honour,” it seems like she had a negative experience overall. And she isn’t the only one. 

Old interviews have recently re-surfaced showing Ellen’s extremely pushy behaviour with Mariah Carey and how could we forget about Dakota Johnson’s extremely awkward clash with Ellen where she calls the talk-show host out for being fake in front of the cameras. Publicity stunt or not, the clean-cut reputation of Ellen is starting to diminish right before our eyes and it’s impossible to look away.

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Lara Bingle’s Rant About ‘5-Star’ Quarantine Calls For The Tiniest Violin

“Where the bloody hell are my privileges??!”

After Scott Morrison announced that all passengers who arrive in Australia from now on will go into mandatory quarantine in hotels for a fortnight, there was always going to be some issues – but, who would have thought the first person with queries would be Lara Bingle? 

Lara Worthington (aka Lara Bingle) has just taken to Twitter to complain about the placement of her mother, Sharon Bingle, after returning to Sydney.

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The 63-year-old’s quarantine set-up was uploaded by her daughter, with the caption “I don’t think this looks like a 5-star accommodation to me. The next 14 days here for my 63-year-old mum who is showing heavy symptoms. This is unacceptable.” Check out the Tweet here. 

While there are a number of luxury hotels in Sydney being used, including the Intercontinental, the Swissotel and the Novotel, it would appear that Lara Bingle’s mum isn’t in one of those get-ups. Attaching photos of the poorly lit room, Lara Bingle’s mother is seems to be placed in a room less than ideal. Images uploaded by Lara Bingle showcase a small room with cork-board runners along the walls and an industrial-esque roof. 

Two-thirds of Australia’s coronavirus cases are linked to overseas travellers, hence the mandatory quarantine actions. 

Lara Bingle’s post has racked up quite a few responses from angry Twitter users calling out her displayed privilege. One user said, “I have no sympathy – there was no guarantee of 5-star accommodation. You take what you get and just because she’s your mom doesn’t mean she is entitled to 5-star service…” Another user added, “Be thankful she had a roof over her head. No time to be precious Bingle.”

One user even resurfaced her iconic 2006 campaign saying, “Where the bloody hell are my privileges??!”

Lara Bingle’s mum, Sharon, has also taken to Instagram Stories to share her disapproval of the room she was put in.

Credit: Instagram Stories
An accurate depiction of us to Lara right now.

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