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Actor Gary Oldman comments on Gibson

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 01:30

The latest celebrity news including Gary Oldman's Playboy interview stokes headlines on political correctness. John Russell reports.

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Gary Oldman's profane remarks in Playboy magazine released on Monday (June 24) have stoked headlines about comments on fellow actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin and their own past comments they've made about Jews and homosexuals. In the interview, the 56-year-old Oscar-nominated actor said it would be hypocritical for people to castigate Gibson for his 2006 anti-Semitic diatribe while being arrested for drunk driving because "we've all said those things." Oldman, who stars in the upcoming film "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," also said he did not blame Baldwin for using a homophobic slur while confronting a paparazzo in a New York street last year and that people are unable to "take a joke." Bob Dylan's handwritten manuscript for "Like a Rolling Stone" sold for just over 2 million dollars (USD) on Tuesday (June 24) at Sotheby's rock and roll auction, which also included memorabilia from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. The price for the annotated lyrics for "Like a Rolling Stone," considered one of the most influential songs in postwar music, makes it the most expensive rock music manuscript sold at auction. Prince Harry visited a private sports facility in Brazil Belo on Tuesday (June 24) which will be home to athletes competing in the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. The prince was met by hundreds of children shouting his name as he arrived at the Minas Tennis Clube in the centre of the city. Harry was also on hand to watch England play their final match in the World Cup after the team failed to qualify for the next round.

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Actor Gary Oldman comments on Gibson

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 01:30