The Daily Populous

Saturday October 12nd, 2019 day edition

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I want to take a few minutes to talk to all of you about the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament this past weekend.

At Blizzard, our vision is “to bring the world together through epic entertainment.”

And we have core values that apply here: Think Globally; Lead Responsibly; and importantly, Every Voice Matters, encouraging everybody to share their point of view.

The actions that we took over the weekend are causing people to question if we are still committed to these values.

Over the weekend, blitzchung used his segment to make a statement about the situation in Hong Kong—in violation of rules he acknowledged and understood, and this is why we took action.

All of this is in service of another important Blizzard value—Play Nice; Play Fair.

At Blizzard, we are always listening and finding ways to improve—it is part of our culture. »

Gal Gadot to Play Polish Heroine ‘Irena Sendler’ in Holocaust Drama

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“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will produce and star in “Irena Sendler,” based on the Polish heroine who saved thousands of Jewish children during the Holocaust.

Sendler worked with dozens of others to smuggle out children, provide them with false identification and place them with families.

Gadot and Versano are also developing “My Dearest Fidel” as a possible star vehicle for Gadot with Sue Kroll producing. »

Zedd Just "Got Permanently Banned from China" for Liking a Tweet

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Apparently, Zedd liked a South Park Tweet and got himself permanently banned from China!

This comes after South Park itself was banned in China and scrubbed from the internet after the show made fun of China and American industries that censor themselves to make money there.

In response to the ban, South Park aired another episode this week where characters from South Park yell “F— the Chinese Government!!” »

Shepard Smith Leaving Fox News After 23 Years

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In a shocking turn of events that stunned the media industry, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith announced his departure from the network after more than 23 years Friday afternoon.

"Shepard Smith just dropped a bomb," Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts wrote.

Lachlan Murdoch, the CEO of Fox Corp., mentioned Smith at least twice in public appearances when combating the perception that Fox News is aligned with the president. »