1) We Will Miss You Uncle Phil
Actor James Avery, known for his role as Uncle Philip Banks on the show
‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,’ passed away on January 1st 2014. He
died from complications during open heart surgery in a Los Angeles
Hospital. Avery was known for portraying several roles, most of which
were popular cartoon characters during the 80’s and 90’s. These included
Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fang from Fist of the
North Star, and War Machine from the Marvel series. He is survived by
his wife, son and mother.
2) Happy Birthday Torchie
The Torch Entertainment Guide just turned 3 years old. We want to thank
everyone who has helped us, every single reader and all of you who have
supported us through these years.
3) New Years Honours List stars more women than men
New Years Honours List has, for the first time since the Order of the
British Empire was founded in 1917, had more women honoured than men.
Among the honoured in 2013 was Angela Lansbury, most known for her role
as Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote, who got a Diplomatic and
Overseas honour for drama.
Other notable honours were given to Karren Brady, Onara O’Neill and
Ruth Jones, all of whom should now be addressed as Lady.
4) Criterion Games founders leaves Electronic Arts
Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry, founders of Criterion Games, have been
working at Electronic Arts for the past 13 years. Now the pair has
decided it is time to branch out and create their own company once
Criterion are known for racing games such as Burnout and the Need For
Speed series and have been part of Electronic Arts since 2001.
5) Facebook Hit with Lawsuit after being accused of Reading ‘Private
Two people from two different states in USA have filed a class action
lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the company of scanning messages
marked as ‘private.’
The plaintiffs say that Facebook violates the Electronic Communications
Privacy Act and California privacy laws. They also claim that by using
the label ‘private,’ Facebook creates a sense that the message will
not be read by anyone but the intended recipient.