Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who allegedly crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps this week, had been declared "unfit to work" by a doctor but he concealed that fact from his employer, prosecutors said. His ex-girlfriend said he told her he wanted to do something to be remembered in history.
"Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors," said the prosecutors' office in Dusseldorf, the home of the 27-year-old German co-pilot, according to Reuters.
The prosecutors, who found torn-up sick notes in his house, said Lubitz had "hidden his illness from his employer and his colleagues." more >>
"Game of Thrones'" Iron Throne aspirant Daenerys Targaryen would have been played by a different actress had Emilia Clarke chosen to accept the role of Anastasia Steele in "Fifty Shades of Grey."
English actress Emilia Clarke, known as the Mother of Dragons in HBO's epic fantasy miniseries "Game of Thrones," admitted she was offered the part of Anastasia Steele for "Fifty Shades of Grey," but turned it down due to the nudity required.
At that time, Clarke was concerned she would be labeled as an actress specializing in nudity if she signed up to submit to Christian Grey's dominant personality. And while she has appeared in the buff several times during her last four seasons as Daenerys Targaryen, she says she has no regrets turning down the role that won critical acclaim for Dakota Johnson and over $500 million in the box office for the film. more >>
On the heels of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction after bowing out of the band's "On The Road Again Tour," speculations have emerged over his rumored replacements.
Pakistani-English singer-songwriter Zayn Malik quit the popular British boy band One Direction earlier this week pleading stress after allegations and online photographs emerged he was cheating on fiancée, Perrie Edwards, back home.
Talk of the 22-year-old ex-band member's replacement has now taken center stage on social media, with rumors One Direction will have Malik's replacement within the year as the band completes its 2015 tour circuit. more >>
"Game of Thrones" ingénue Maisie Williams admitted to doing her own stunts on HBO's critically acclaimed miniseries.
17-year-old Williams, who plays House Stark's tomboy, Arya for the last four seasons of the show, says she has performed all her stunts in the series, including sword fights with her character's beloved sword, Needle.
Williams, whose portrayal of the fierce and indomitable younger daughter of the doomed House Stark has earned her a large and loyal fan base, told Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday she'd decided to do all her own stunt work for the challenge. more >>
Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that they will soon be launching "Everybody's Gone to the Rapture" for PS4 soon, with a release of a gameplay teaser on YouTube.
Initially unveiled during Gamescom 2013 in Germany, Sony Computer Entertainment and games developer The Chinese Room has released information they are putting the finishing touches to "Everybody's Gone to the Rapture," which will be launched for PlayStation 4 in the very near future.
In a teaser trailer recently posted on IGN's YouTube channel, gamers were treated to a spectacularly rendered rural English village set in an apocalyptic time. Created using CryEngine advanced development, the game will allow players to explore an open-world environment shortly after the occurrence of an apocalyptic event. more >>
A female archdeacon belonging to the Church of England will soon be promoted to the position of a senior bishop, breaking new ground in the prominence of women in the Church of England.
The Ven. Rachel Treweek, a former speech therapist ordained in 1994, will become the head of the Diocese of Gloucester.