Daily Digest: Shaq, a big crash and Woody Allen

Shaquille O'Neal. (Judy Eddy/WENN.com)

Shaquille O'Neal. (Judy Eddy/WENN.com)

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.

1. Impaired charge in huge crash

A dump truck with a raised box crashed into scaffolding on the Burlington Skyway on Thursday afternoon, closing the Toronto-bound lane and damaging the structure.

A 34-year-old Brampton, Ont., man is charged with impaired driving.


2. Ceasefire ends in Gaza

A 72-hour ceasefire brokered by the U.S. and the UN lasted only hours, and 40 Palestinians have been killed since.

According to Reuters, at least 14,99 Palestinians have been killed throughout the last few weeks of the conflict, Gaza officials say, and 7,000 have been wounded.

The Israeli tolls stand at 61 dead and more than 400 injured.

Here's how things look on the ground:

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4. Woody Allen casts a lot of white people

Woody Allen has released a ton of movies, and most of his main characters are white, but the director suggests no one should read anything into that.

In the New York Observer, he brushed off criticism and says he won't be hiring more actors of colour on purpose.

"Not unless I write a story that requires it,” Allen said. "You don’t hire people based on race. You hire people based on who is correct for the part. The implication is that I’m deliberately not hiring black actors, which is stupid. I cast only what’s right for the part. Race, friendship means nothing to me except who is right for the part."


5. Shaq sued over social posts

Shaquille O’Neal, basketball player Trey Burke and rapper Waka Flocka Flame are being sued by a man they allegedly ridiculed on Instagram.

Jahmel Binion, whose ectodermal dysplasia affects his appearance, is seeking more than $25,000 in the suit.

O’Neal and Burke apologized over the phone and on Twitter in May. Flame also tweeted an apology.

“When they said sorry, I felt like they were saying it to get the pressure off of them for being considered ‘bad people,” Binion said in an interview with the Detroit Free Press. “Even though I accept their apology, I still hope that they donate to my cause or other organizations that connect with ectodermal dysplasia.”

- With Files from Reuters and QMI Agency


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