weird world of julian assange
Even though the coffee is warm and the bed is comfy, it looks like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange time in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London is coming to an end. In a press conference today, he said that he will “soon” leave the safe house after spending two years trying to avoid extradition to the United States over rape and sexual assault allegations.
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Please divert your musical attention span from Miley Cyrus’s tongue to the latest clip from would-be reggaeton superstar Julian Assange.
In it, he makes a cameo appearance on Australia’s pretty-embarrassing “Rap News.” Decked out in a mullet wig, coolin in the Ecuadorian embassy, he lip-syncs about freedom of information and whatnot.
Guess this thing is really happening: Behold, the trailer for The Fifth Estate, the upcoming cinematic take on Wikileaks. It’s heavy on the standing around staring at ~code~ on computer screens and also government types yelling, topped off with a blonde Benedict Cumberbatch doing a not-bad impression of Julian Assange.
Tumblr is, of course, already flooded with GIFs and screencap collages lovingly assembled by Mr. Cumberbatch’s fanatical followers. Can’t wait for the inevitable Sherlock/Wikileaks fanfic crossover:
How is Julian Assange whiling away the hours while he’s sequestered inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London?
Probably training monkeys to do his bidding and flambé-ing his way through the entire Julia Child cookbook. Possibly sunbathing.
Julian Assange has filed documents that will allow the WikiLeaks founder to run for the Australian senate, clearing the way for a campaign dedicated to ”the democratic requirement of truthfulness from government, according to Read More
This should delight the Sherlock fangirls on Tumblr: Benedict Cumberbatch, who’s currently shooting The Fifth Estate, in which he plays controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is reportedly in talks to take on his next awesomely nerdy role. Deadline reports that Mr. Cumberbatch may be gearing up to play Alan Turing in a biopic about the famous British mathematician’s life.
It was really just a matter of time before Julian Assange’s tumultuous life hit the silver screen. Well guess what: Filming commenced today on The Fifth Estate, Dreamworks’ Wikileaks movie scheduled to appear in theaters November 15.
My goodness, you can already see the gleam of Oscar gold in their eyes.
You might think that a person wanted for extradition by one or more countries would make a problematic political candidate—if not for the stigma that comes from being a wanted person, at least because it would presumably be difficult to turn out the vote from a remote location.
Citing health concerns, Ecuador has asked the British government to guarantee medically related safe passage for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Mr. Assange, who faces allegations he assaulted two women in Sweden in 2010, has been living inside Ecuador’s London Embassy since June. British authorities have insisted they will arrest Mr. Assange should he leave the embassy, but Reuters reports that Albuja Martinez, Ecuador’s vice foreign minister, seeks a formalized exception: