First Dibs: Is Oprah Backpedaling On Her Claims Of Swiss Racism?

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Did we get our first glimpse at Glenn Close in Guardians of the Galaxy yesterday? Are Game of Thrones‘s Jon Snow and Ygritte dating in real life? And what does Natalie Portman think of Thor: The Dark World?

  • Oprah Winfrey is backing down on her claims of racism in a Swiss boutique. Apparently the story made such international headlines that Swiss tourism officials have reached out to her and Winfrey wants to make it clear that the experience in the shop has nothing to do with Swiss culture at large. [Eonline]
  • Yesterday, photos from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy leaked online. The images were supposed to reveal Glenn Close‘s look as Nova Prime, but it turns out it was just a random mouse/lizard/alien/lady who resembles Albert Nobbs. [Huffington Post]
  • You may not have known that the actors who play Jon Snow and Ygritte (Kit Harington and Rose Leslie) on Game of Thrones were a couple in real life, but they were, and now they’re not anymore. That’s all. [Wonderwall]
  • Natalie Portman says that Thor: The Dark World is “certainly grittier” than the first film. She adds that the film still has “a lot of wonder and humor, but it’s also got a darker tone as well.” [MTV News]

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