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24/05/2019

'Why can only guys make movies?'

In the almost 72-year history of the Cannes Film Festival only one female director, Jane Campion, has ever won the prestigious Palme d'Or prize for best film.Furthermore, just 86 movies by female directors have ever been in competition for the festival's main prize, compared with more than 1,650 films by male directors.This year, the 21 film shortlist features a joint record four women, showing how far the event - which boasts the late feminist director Agnès Varda as its poster girl - has to go in terms of gender equality.However, delve a little deeper into the festival programme and there's...
24/05/2019

Mae Martin: The comedian who doesn't want to label love

Comedian Mae Martin has made a career from wearing her heart on her sleeve.Her colourful life has served as a launch pad for her two biggest stand-up shows Us and Dope and their spin-off podcasts for Radio 4. Where Us explored sexuality and society's impulse to define people by who they sleep with, Dope delved into the nature of addiction in all its guises, including love itself.Now she's merged these themes in a book for teens called Can Everyone Please Calm Down? (its subtitle - A Guide to 21st Century Sexuality - taken from her podcast of the same name)."I...

Fans want Danny De Vito as Wolverine

Actor Hugh Jackman has successfully played the character of Wolverine in the superhero movie X- Men. However, in an interesting turn of events, a petition has been going around where fans now want actor Danny De Vito to take up the character in a separate Wolverine film. The Petition was started by a fan called Ring Arius, who created an online Change.org petition to cast the 74-year-old actor as the famous X-Men member. As of late Wednesday, almost 20,000 people had signed the petition, reports People.com “The only man able to take the throne after Hugh Jackman,” the petition read....

Amber Heard’s new cause

Actress Amber Heard is fighting a cause to ban the surface of revenge adult movies. The actress has been making rounds to the court to ban such content. According to Tmz.com, Heard has been constantly going to and fro, advocating for the SHIELD Act, a bill that would make sharing nude pics or videos of a person without their consent a crime, punishable by up to five years in prison. Amber Heard The actress experienced a similar horrific experience in 2014 when someone uploaded her topless picture to get back at her. ...

Kris Jenner reveals Psalms’ name inspiration

Socialite and TV personality Kris Jenner says that the name of her new grandson Psalms is inspired by the chapter Book of Psalms in the Bible. Kris’ daughter Kim and husband Kanye West welcomed their fourth child Psalms earlier this month. Psalms was welcomed via surrogacy. Kris, 63, revealed to Eonline.com, “The inspiration was the Book of Psalms in the Bible. I think it’s just a wonderful way to celebrate how they feel,” The biblical meaning of the name is a sacred song or hymn. ...

Director Neeraj Pandey’s next on Masood Azhar

Director Neeraj Pandey’s last outing at the turnstiles —Aiyaary — turned out a cropper at the box office. While his earlier film Baby had a character inspired by terrorist Masood Azhar, his next film is set to bring to life the story of the terrorist and his involvement in the Parliament attack in 2001. “Neeraj is basically working on a web series on the parliament attack. He was to earlier make Chanakya with Ajay Devgn, but since Devgn’s dates are choc-a-bloc now, he has pushed that project to make a web series on the attack. The details and the research...

Hrithik Roshan-Ekta Kapoor’s inevitable clash

The Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30 is finally making it’s way to the theatres two weeks earlier than Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya? The film that was initially scheduled to release on January 30, was pushed to July 26 pertaining to certain issues beyond the makers’ control. But after Mental Hai Kya? decided to release on July 26, Hrithik announced a date change to avoid ‘toxic mental violence’. “Hrithik Roshan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala had a discussion on the new release date and they decided to not go further down as it would get closer to the release date of the...

What Is Dead May Never Die: So What's Next for Game of Thrones?

Last night, Game of Thrones premiered its final episode. The following discussion contains MAJOR spoilers. You've been warned. Sunday, May 19, marked the end of an era. After eight years, Game of Thrones came to a close. Whether or not you were happy with the conclusion of the epic saga, the show's impact is undeniable, becoming a pop culture juggernaut and arguably the most popular show ever made.Last night's episode saw some theories come to fruition—Bran, as some predicted, was voted in as the new King of the Six Kingdoms, (Winterfell excluded thanks to Sansa), and became Bran the Broken,...
23/05/2019

Tom Hanks says Tim Allen warned him of emotional 'Toy Story 4' ending

(CNN)Grab the Kleenex, because it sounds like "Toy Story 4" will have you blubbering. Tom Hanks, who has voiced Sheriff Woody, the sweet animated cowboy in the beloved Pixar franchise since 1995, said fans need to brace themselves when it all comes to an end in just a few weeks.During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, Hanks revealed that Tim Allen, who voices Buzz Lightyear, warned him before he went in to record his lines that it was going to be a tear-jerker. "This is the end of the series and I had gotten some texts from...

23/05/2019

Millie Bobby Brown just proved she is the queen of karaoke

(CNN)Millie Bobby Brown just dropped the mic.The 15-year-old star of Netflix's "Stranger Things" totally crushed a karaoke bit with Jimmy Fallon on his show Wednesday night and we are bowing down to her. The actress, who plays Eleven on the hit show, was tasked with coming up with songs on the fly to a beat by the show's house band, The Roots. We'd totally expect Fallon, who is used to impromptu bits being able to do this segment but Brown held her own. The stars hit us with song after song and Brown didn't miss a beat and she looked...
23/05/2019

Daniel Craig injured while filming 'Bond 25'

(CNN)Daniel Craig is set to undergo ankle surgery after sustaining an injury during the filming of "Bond 25."The film's official Twitter account posted the announcement, stating the actor, 51, will have a two-week rehabilitation period following the procedure.BOND 25 update: Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020. pic.twitter.com/qJN0Sn4gEx— James Bond (@007) May 22, 2019 "BOND 25 update: Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting...
23/05/2019

Jennifer Garner's guidelines to a good life include dressing like a mailbox

(CNN)Jennifer Garner's commencement speech to the 2019 graduating class of Denison University offered some sound words of wisdom -- and good humor.The actress kicked off her remarks at her alma mater by congratulating her former professors and the families of the graduates, before launching into a list of advice she lives by."In all honestly I have never wanted to do anything less, and I have never regretted saying yes to anything more than speaking to all of you," Garner told the class. "Writing this speech has made me examine my life choices. It has made me gain five pounds ......