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We’ve known since December that Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe’s manslaughter trial would begin in February, and earlier today in Praguethe trial began. The trial will apparently last until this coming Friday (8) , at which point we’ll know whether he’s found guilty or no. Blythe faces up to 10 years in prison on charges that he was responsible for the death of 19 year-old Daniel Nosek, who slipped into a coma and later died after stage diving at a 2010 Lamb of God show. In addition to the jail time, the deceased fan’s parents are also seeking 10 million Czech Crowns, which is about $530,000, from Blythe.

Blythe arrived at the municipal court stating “I keep my word, Promised I’d arrive to court, so here I am,” according to a Czech news report. So far, it looks like drummer Chris Adler is also testifying, as the report claims that that he said in court testimony that he didn’t see anything. Blythe stated that since he’s nearsighted and doesn’t wear glasses onstage, all he can really see are silhouettes. Yet he remembered that a fan (or fans) kept climbing on stage. More about the story read here: http://bit.ly/14MAeSh

written by bram teitelman for metalinsider.net

 

Acclaimed Indonesian director Mouly Surya makes an appearance in the Sundance World Competition selection with What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love, a romantic drama set in a school for the visually impaired.

Check out the trailer and see new images in the gallery for Mouly Surya‘s What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love which is competing in the World Cinema Dramatic category at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday 19th.

The Indonesian film starring Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita and Karina Salim is already being eyed as Indonesia’s foreign film entry for next year’s Academy Awards.

Read preview about the movie here: http://www.upcoming-movies.com/new/sundance-2013-what-they-don-t-talk-about-when-they-talk-about-love-trailer-and-images/

The film’s produced by Rama Adi, Fauzan Zidni and Tia Hasibuan. Support the movie and check out the Sundance Film Festival’s official page for it.

 

–sources and images from twitchfilm.com and upcoming-movies.com 

 

Fringe Group Portrait Season 5 - H 2012

A two-minute trailer touting the two-hour series closer, airing Friday, ups the stakes.

 Fox has released the official trailer for the beloved sci-fi drama’s series finale, airing this Friday, and while there’s a shade of nostalgia throughout, an feeling of uneasiness creeps in.

The stakes for Olivia, Peter, Walter and company have been dramatically upped during the fifth and final season — and the final episodes of Fringe will likely top all, with “one final battle.”

Fringe airs its two-hour series finale 8 p.m. Friday on Fox.

 

-source hollywoodreporter.com

NRA goes on offensive as Americans mourn school shooting

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(Reuters) – The powerful U.S. gun rights lobby went on the offensive on Friday arguing that schools should have armed guards, on a day that Americans remembered the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre with a moment of silence.

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association, noting that banks and airports are patrolled by armed guards, while schools typically are not.

His remarks – in which he charged that the news media and violent video games shared blame for the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history – were twice interrupted by protesters who unfurled signs and shouted “stop the killing.”

Speaking in Washington, LaPierre urged lawmakers to station armed police officers in all schools by the time students return from the Christmas break in January. LaPierre did not take questions from reporters.

Earlier on Friday, church bells rang out in tree-lined suburban Newtown and up and down the East Coast at 9:30 a.m. EST in memory of the victims of the attack on December 14 in which 28 people, including the gunman, were killed.

LaPierre’s comments came at the end of a week when President Barack Obama commissioned a new White House task force to find a way to quell violence, a challenge in a nation with a strong culture of individual gun ownership.

“We have to have a comprehensive way in which to respond to the mass murder of our children that we saw in Connecticut,” Vice President Joe Biden, who heads the task force, said on Thursday.

The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms and hundreds of millions of weapons are in private hands.

About 11,100 Americans died in gun-related killings in 2011, not including suicides, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Some U.S. lawmakers called for swift passage of an assault weapons ban.

Some Newtown residents have already launched an effort aimed at tightening rules on gun ownership.

“What I feel is a sense of guilt because I’ve been a strong advocate of gun control for years,” said John Dewees, 61, who was in downtown Newtown, where a makeshift memorial rose several feet around two Christmas trees with teddy bears and flower bouquets. “I wish I’d been more vocal. You wonder, had we all been, could we have averted this?”

SHATTERED ILLUSION OF SAFETY

The attack, which killed 20 first graders ages 6 and 7, shattered the illusion of safety in this close-knit town of 27,000 people where many residents knew someone affected by the attacks.

“There’s just so many connections,” said Jay Petrusaitis, whose son was in the same high school class as the gunman.

Churches as far south as Florida and at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., rang their bells.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy had called for residents of his state to observe the moment of silence to mark a week since a 20-year-old gunman killed his mother and then stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School. He killed a total of 28 people that day, including six school teachers and staff in a rampage that ended when he turned his gun on himself.

Governors in Maine, Illinois, Michigan and several other states also called for moments of silence.

The gunman, Adam Lanza, used a military-style assault rifle and police said he carried hundreds of bullets in high-capacity magazines, as well as two handguns. The weapons were legally purchased and registered to his mother, Nancy, his first victim.

(Writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Will Dunham and Vicki Allen)

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