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Julian Assange To Be Quizzed Over Rape Allegations

The controversial Australian journalist, who was portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in 2013 movie The Fifth Estate, sought asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012 in a bid to avoid arrest and...

Julian Assange's Appeal Thrown Out

The controversial Australian journalist, whose whistleblowing website became famous in 2010 when it published classified U.S. documents, has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 to avoid arrest and extradition...

Julian Assange Granted Appeal Over Rape Allegation

The Australian journalist, who was portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in 2013 movie The Fifth Estate, has been living in London's Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 to avoid arrest and extradition to Sweden on rape...

Benedict Cumberbatch Is Proud Of Email To Julian Assange

Benedict Cumberbatch is adamant an email he penned to whistleblower Julian Assange following his criticism of The Fifth Estate is "the best pieces of writing I've ever done".The Sherlock star portrayed the controversial WikiLeaks founder...

Pamela Anderson Pays Visit To Julian Assange

Actress Pamela Anderson sought out the advice of controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about the launch of her new charity foundation.The Baywatch star and passionate activist set up the Pamela Anderson Foundation earlier this year...

Julian Assange To Leave Ecuadorian Embassy

Controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to finally leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London two years after claiming political asylum there.The Australian journalist, who was portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in 2013 drama The Fifth Estate,...

M.i.a: I Don't Do Stage Collaborations

M.I.A insists she doesn't like stage collaborations at festivals. The 'Double Bubble Trouble' singer, who will headline London's Lovebox festival in July in Victoria Park, isn't a fan of sharing a stage with someone but...

M.i.a. Wants Julian Assange Hologram For Live Shows

Outspoken rapper M.I.A. wants to include a hologram projection of controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in her upcoming live shows.The music star previously teamed up with Assange by arranging for him to introduce her via...

George Clooney's Fiancee Brings 'Bright Light' To Everything

George Clooney's fiancée beings a ''bright light to everything she is involved in'', says her colleague. The 'Monuments Men' star recently got engaged to lawyer Amal Alamuddin - who he was first linked to in...

Edward Snowden Talks Surveillance And Disclosure At Sxsw

SXSW isn’t just about music; it’s a cultural hub for forward-minded individuals, giving them the chance to converge and share ideas and experiences. Today (moments ago, in fact, depending on when you’re reading this) the...

Benedict Cumberbatch Proud Of The Fifth Estate

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch insists he is proud of his portrayal of Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate despite its poor performance at the box office.The Star Trek actor portrayed the WikiLeaks founder in the movie...

Benedict Cumberbatch Knew Fifth Estate Wouldn't Be Huge

Benedict Cumberbatch knew 'The Fifth Estate' was never going to be a big hit.The actor's latest movie - in which he stars as controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange - only made in $1.7 million in...

The Fifth Estate Named Biggest Film Flop Of 2013

'The Fifth Estate' has been named 2013's biggest box office flop by Forbes magazine.The controversial WikiLeaks drama, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, is considered the least successful major release of the year based...

M.i.a. Recruits Julian Assange For New York Concert

Politically-outspoken rapper M.I.A. had an unusual guest lined-up for her concert in New York on Friday (01Nov13) - she opened the show with a live video transmission from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.The Paper Planes hitmaker...

The Fifth Estate Flops At U.s. Box Office, Named Worst Major Studio Debut Of The Year

Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in new biopic The Fifth Estate has officially been deemed a box office flop after grossing just $1.7 million (£1.13 million) in the U.S., making it the...

Julian Assange Movie Is Box Office Flop

A biopic of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has flopped at the U.K. box office, taking a pitiful $753,000 (£502,000) in its opening weekend (11-13Oct13) and failing to even dent the top five.The Fifth Estate charts...

Julian Assange: 'The Fifth Estate Is Destined To Be A Box Office Failure'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has slammed the movie based on the birth of his secret-leaking website, insisting it's doomed to bomb in the box office.Since the film's inception, the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief has been critical of...

Benedict Cumberbatch: 'Julian Assange Letter Helped Me Perfect Role'

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed the note WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sent him, urging him to reconsider playing himself in new film The Fifth Estate, helped him perfect the character.The email Assange sent the British...

Benedict Cumberbatch 'Thrilled' With The Fifth Estate

Benedict Cumberbatch is ''thrilled'' with 'The Fifth Estate'.The 37-year-old actor plays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the movie and admitted while he enjoyed the role, he was ''terrified'' before he watched the finished product for...

A Week In News: Miley On Snl, Gravity Storms Box-office And Tom Hanks's Diabetes

Miley's Homecoming: Miley Cyrus made her triumphant return to Saturday Night Live on Sunday and, hey, what do you know, the reviews were actually pretty good. She clearly had plenty of material to work with,...

Was Julian Assange Right About Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Fifth Estate'?

Julian Assange has become pretty annoying. There was a period when the WikiLeaks founder was an intriguing guy. People started calling him a rock and roll star. Now, he's holed away in the Ecuadorean embassy,...

Benedict Cumberbatch's "Message From Assange," An Eerily Terrifying Warning

Full of ominous phrases, like “You should reconsider your involvement in this enterprise,” Julian Assange’s email to Benedict Cumberbatch has been released, showing the extent to which the WikiLeaks founder attempted to halt production of...

Julian Assange's Letter To Benedict Cumberbatch Posted On Wikileaks

A letter WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sent to Benedict Cumberbatch, urging him to reconsider portraying the exiled journalist in a new film, has been posted on the anti-secrecy website just days before the project hits...

Benedict Cumberbatch 'Thrilled' With The Fifth Estate

Benedict Cumberbatch is ''thrilled'' with 'The Fifth Estate'.The 37-year-old actor plays real-life WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the upcoming thriller and he admitted while he enjoyed the role, he was ''terrified'' before he watched the...

Wikileaks Blasts Movie About It

WikiLeaks on Thursday leaked what it said was a mature version of the script for The Fifth Estate, the DreamWorks' movie about it that is due to be released by Disney in the U.S. on...

Wikileaks: The Fifth Estate Is 'Harmful'

WikiLeaks has branded 'The Fifth Estate' ''irresponsible and harmful''.The non-profit organisation, which is known for its news leaks and publishing of classified documents, has hit back at a new film by Disney and DreamWorks which...

Benedict Cumberbatch Considered Quitting Wikileaks Film Over Julian Assange Plea

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch considering pulling out of his role in the upcoming WikiLeaks film after receiving a 10-page email from the website's founder Julian Assange urging him not to make the movie.The Star Trek...

Critics Don't Know What To Make Of "The Fifth Estate," Benedict Cumberbatch Calls It "A Celebration" Of Julian Assange's Work

Benedict Cumberbatch has a lot of respect for Julian Assange and believes his portrayal of the WikiLeaks founder in the upcoming film The Fifth Estate to be a celebration of Assange’s work. Even so, Assange...

Julian Assange Annoyed By Benedict Cumberbatch's Australian Accent

Wanted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has slated British actor Benedict Cumberbatch's attempt to play him in a Hollywood adaptation of his story.Cumberbatch plays Assange in The Fifth Estate, an upcoming movie based on the WikiLeaks...

Julian Assange Lined Up For Film Festival Jury

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to judge several top independent movies as part of the jury for a London film festival.The on-the-run whistleblower will have Dvds of films vying for the awards at this year's...

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