Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case against Australian tabloid

Actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded damages of A$ 850,000 (£465,000) after a court ruled a Sydney newspaper publisher defamed him by saying he behaved inappropriately towards a co-star in a production of King Lear.
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British-Canadian AI expert Geoffrey Hinton wins Turing Award

Geoffrey Hinton shares this year’s award with two other leading figures in artificial intelligence.
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Rainbow presenter Geoffrey dies aged 76

Geoffrey Hayes, who hosted beloved children’s programme Rainbow, has died at the age of 76.
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Geoffrey Owens Calls Tyler Perry’s Job Offer ‘Generous’ After He’s Forced to Quit Trader Joe’s

Geoffrey Owens is feeling the love.

The former Cosby Show actor expressed his gratitude for the amount of support he’s received after the world learned he was working at a Trader Joe’s grocery store between acting gigs.

“It’s been surreal,” he said on Good Morning America. “It’s been nonstop contact and emails, phone calls, texts and interviews. It’s actually bizarre — a lot of fun though.”

Last week, the Daily Mail and Fox News published photos — snapped by a shopper — of Owens bagging groceries at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey.

Owens, who worked at the grocery store for 15 months, first took the job because he wanted “flexibility” in order to stay in the entertainment business; he’s since quit over all the attention.

Following the photos going viral, filmmaker Tyler Perry offered Owens, 57, a job on an OWN drama.

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“#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!!” Perry tweeted.

“I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs,” he continued. “The measure of a true artist.”

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Owens said he was touched by the offer.

“It’s certainly very generous of him,” said Ownes. “To even just put that out there is very encouraging.”

And while Owens, who played Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show from 1985-92, said he was “really devastated” at first after the photos came out, he has now seen the humor in the situation.

“I never would have imagined this in my wildest dreams,” he said. “What’s a way to get publicity? Take a job at Trader Joe’s!”


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Actress claimed Geoffrey Rush ‘touched her breast’

An actress has claimed Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush touched her inappropriately three years ago, a court was told.
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Geoffrey Rush denies ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Geoffrey Rush has denied a claim of “inappropriate behaviour” made to – and revealed by – the Sydney Theatre Company.
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Geoffrey Beene Marketing to Focus on Philanthropy

Geoffrey Beene is playing up its philanthropic side for fall.
The apparel brand in September will unveil a marketing initiative that highlights 100 percent of its net proceeds are donated to charity.
The late Geoffrey Beene, who died of squamous cell carcinoma in 2004 at the age of 80, directed his estate to provide support for cancer research and in 2006, the company established the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Since then, donations have exceeded $ 144 million.
“We did market research in the spring and found that consumers, from Millennials on up, are interested in companies that give back,” said Merle Sloss, president of licensing for Geoffrey Beene. “And we also found that awareness of Geoffrey Beene’s philanthropic efforts are low. So we hired a new branding and advertising agency to help us with marketing, our logo and advertising to take the brand to the next level.”
That agency, CoolGraySeven, selected Colin Jost, a writer and performer on “Saturday Night Live,” to star in the advertising campaign that will kick off in print, online and outdoor venues at the beginning of September.
Sloss said Jost has “a sense of humor like Mr. Beene had and appeals to a wide spectrum

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Geoffrey Beene Marketing to Focus on Philanthropy

Geoffrey Beene is playing up its philanthropic side for fall.
The apparel brand in September will unveil a marketing initiative that highlights 100 percent of its net proceeds are donated to charity.
The late Geoffrey Beene, who died of squamous cell carcinoma in 2004 at the age of 80, directed his estate to provide support for cancer research and in 2006, the company established the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Since then, donations have exceeded $ 144 million.
“We did market research in the spring and found that consumers, from Millennials on up, are interested in companies that give back,” said Merle Sloss, president of licensing for Geoffrey Beene. “And we also found that awareness of Geoffrey Beene’s philanthropic efforts are low. So we hired a new branding and advertising agency to help us with marketing, our logo and advertising to take the brand to the next level.”
That agency, CoolGraySeven, selected Colin Jost, a writer and performer on “Saturday Night Live,” to star in the advertising campaign that will kick off in print, online and outdoor venues at the beginning of September.
Sloss said Jost has “a sense of humor like Mr. Beene had and appeals to a wide spectrum

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