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Cisgender Actors Playing Transgender Characters: A Discussion

UPDATE: July 6, 2020—Halle Berry’s recent Instagram Live, in which she revealed she may play a transgender man in her next movie, has resparked the issue of cisgender actors playing transgender roles. It’s a debate that was succinctly shut down in the 2020 Netflix documentary Disclosure. See that video, below:Now, continue on to read a…

21 Child Actors Who Played Their Parts So Well, Actually Nobody Else Could’ve Done It

Recently we asked the BuzzFeed Community which child actor was *perfectly* cast. There were a ton of great submissions, but a handful of actors appeared again and again in the comments. Here are some of the most mentioned! Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity. 1. Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things Netflix "Most…

16 White Actors Miscast in Nonwhite Roles, From Mickey Rooney to Emma Stone (Photos)

Rooney as Japanese? Stone as Chinese/Swedish/Hawaiian? TheWrap looks at history of racially misguided castings Wrap Staff | June 29, 2020 @ 2:04 PM Last Updated: June 29, 2020 @ 2:09 PM MGM Katharine Hepburn in "Dragon Seed" (1944)  Caucasian Hepburn played a Chinese woman in this big-screen adaptation of the Pearl S. Buck novel.  MGM Marlon Brando…

11 Actors Over 90 Still Making a Mark in Hollywood, From Mel Brooks to Betty White (Photos)

Some stars show no signs of slowing down Thom Geier | June 28, 2020 @ 9:45 AM Last Updated: June 28, 2020 @ 9:53 AM Getty Images These actors are 90+ and show no signs of slowing down. Getty Images Mel Brooks (born 1926)  The EGOT winner and comedy legend has kept working into his…

3 Actors Rumored For Professor X in the MCU

When the X-Men finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, casting some of the most iconic players will be no easy feat. While Fox was responsible for a few narrative blunders when the studio held the rights to mutantkind, their casting for Professor X was flawless. Patrick Stewart embodied the wise and steadfast leader. James McAvoy…

How Many Actors Have Played Darth Vader in ‘Star Wars’?

Darth Vader is one of the most iconic villains. He is so well-known, and he strikes fear in many, on-screen and off. Even though the prequel trilogy gave the tragic backstory to Vader, he still holds a very prominent place in fictional villain history.  Since Darth Vader has been around since the ‘70s, there have…

Just These Actors Have Actually Appeared in All Three ‘Star Wars’ Trilogies

It took 42 years, but Star Wars fans can finally go back and look at the entire nine-part Skywalker saga. What started as just three films has developed into something unprecedented: a trilogy of trilogies. Sure, fans might take issue with one or more of the Star Wars trilogies. But the saga has managed to…

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UN: World might hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024

Nadine Achoui-lesage and Frank Jordans, Associated Press Updated 8:45 am CDT, Thursday, July 9, 2020 FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo a man runs on a small path as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany. The world could see average global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial average for the…

Appeals court: Judge was right to revive grizzly protections

Matthew Brown, Associated Press Updated 6:41 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013 file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. Wyoming and U.S. officials are urging an appeals court…

Don’t keep your Mac laptop charged to 100 percent all the time. Here’s why

Lithium-ion batteries don’t age well. Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by Macworld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors If you leave your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air plugged in all the time—no matter the vintage—the battery suffers wear for being charged to full. Over time, the maximum charged capacity diminishes…

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KRASG12C-Mutant NSCLC Likely Smoking-Related, Targetable by Brain Metastasis Therapies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - KRASG12C-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) appears to be smoking-related and is likely targetable by inhibitors that can delay or prevent brain metastasis, according to an analysis of real-world outcomes. "Currently, the majority of druggable oncogene-driven NSCLCs occur in non-smokers/light ex-smokers," Dr. Wanyuan Cui of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in…

Proton Pump Inhibitors Tied to COVID-19 Risk

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. People who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely to get COVID-19, researchers say. In light of this finding, physicians should consider which patients truly need these powerful acid-lowering drugs, said Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, professor of medicine and…

Breathed In Dye Enables Intraoperative Visualization of Lung-Tumor Margin

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inhalational indocyanine green (ICG) can be useful for the intraoperative visualization of lung-tumor margin, researchers from South Korea report. Surgical resection with adequate tumor-free margin provides optimal long-term survival in patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but defining the tumor margin during surgery can be challenging. Dr. Hyun Koo…