The Daily Populous

Monday September 17th, 2018 evening edition

image for Stephen Hawking gave a priceless gift to filmmakers of the Oscar-winning movie about his life

Hawking himself, now 73, would be judging the performance of Redmayne, who turned 33 in January.

Eddie Redmayne in "The Theory of Everything," based on the life of Stephen Hawking.

Hawking trekked to London to see the film ahead of its November 7 release.

Redmayne told Variety that before watching the movie, the cosmologist warned: "I'll let you know what I think — good or otherwise."

Redmayne said he answered, "Stephen, if it's otherwise, you don't need to go into details.".

'He emailed us,' Marsh says, 'and said there were certain points when he thought he was watching himself.'.

Hawking was so thrilled with the movie he gave his blessing for filmmakers to use his trademarked computer voice. »

Some Amazon employees are reportedly accepting cash bribes from online sellers to delete negative product reviews

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For Amazon's online sellers, a negative product review can be extremely damaging to businesses selling their products on the retail giant's site.

In order to quash bad feedback, some sellers are offering Amazon employees bribes to obtain bad reviewers' email addresses or to erase the negative review from the site entirely, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

These services are reportedly overseen by brokers who use the Chinese messaging service WeChat to connect sellers with Amazon employees. »

Zombieland director has started pre-production on the sequel

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“We’re already actually starting Zombieland,” said Fleischer in an interview with Fandango.

I’ve been scouting and storyboarding and getting it going, and to get to work with that cast again is just an absolute dream come true.

It is set for release on October 11th 2019 – almost ten years to the day (well, month) that Zombieland first hit theaters. »

Flake says he is 'not comfortable voting yes' yet on Kavanaugh

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"We need to hear from her," Flake told Politico hours after Kavanaugh's accuser identified herself publicly.

"For me, we can’t vote until we hear more," Flake, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the Post.

Flake, who is retiring in November, has displayed increasing willingness to break with his party in recent months. »

'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age'

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Elderly people in good health should not take an aspirin a day, according to a major study in the US and Australia.

Experts described the results as very important and cautioned against self-medicating with aspirin.

People are prescribed aspirin after a heart attack or stroke because the drug thins the blood and reduces the chances of a repeat attack. »