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Norm Macdonald apologizes after #MeToo comments - Dotemirates
12/09/2018

Norm Macdonald apologizes after #MeToo comments

(CNN)Norm Macdonald is weathering the fallout from controversial #MeToo comments he made during an interview.In a recent chat with The Hollywood Reporter the comedian weighed in on the #MeToo movement and the resulting fallout of sexual misconduct accusations."I'm happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit," Macdonald said. "It used to be, "One hundred women can't be lying." And then it became, "One woman can't lie." And that became, "I believe all women." And then you're like, "What?" Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there." Hardwick was suspended from...


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06/09/2019

TIFF 2019: Once Were Brothers opens Toronto Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival is officially under way, with documentary film Once Were Brothers kicking off proceedings. The Canadian movie follows the career of Robbie Robertson and the creation of the roots-rock group The Band.At 26 years old, its director Daniel Roher is one of the youngest ever to have been selected to open TIFF.Robertson told reporters on Thursday he had a "gut feeling" Roher was the right person to direct, despite his age."In so many creative endeavours, you think 'this is taking a shot, taking a risk', but something tells you, 'go forward'... It's quite mysterious in a...

Sara Ali Khan gets trolled

Newcomer Sara Ali Khan was brimming with her trademark enthusiasm on social media, as seen in her Instagram post celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. Little did she know that she would be trolled for her festive spirit, and be pulled up for celebrating a Hindu festival despite being Muslim. While Sara has bravely responded to the trolls with stoic silence, a close family friend of the Khan’s expresses grave concern at this naked display of intolerance. “Sara’s family is the portrait of secularism. Her paternal grandmother, Sharmila Tagore, is a Hindu, who was very happily married to a Muslim man. All the...

Kangana Ranaut’s cheque for Cauvery

On Thursday, Kangana Ranaut issued a cheque for Rs 42 lakhs for the Cauvery Calling Campaign, backed by her guru Jaggi Vasudev a.k.a Sadhguru. “She not only issued a cheque but has also urged people to come forward and do the same. Each sapling costs only Rs 42, and donating even one tree is possible. So, if she has donated Rs 42 lakhs, it implies that she has donated one lakh trees to the cause,” says a source close to the Queen actress. “She keeps donating to charity, but this is the first time that she has supported an entire...

Making peace with the past

All’s well in Arjun’s life as it seems his estranged wife, Mehr Jessia, has made peace with the new lady and baby in her ex-husband’s life. On Tuesday, Arjun went to his former wife’s home for Ganesh Chaturthi, with his new life partner Gabriella Demetriades and their newborn baby in tow. Arjun was smiling throughout, not once allowing any signs of tension to show, as this was his new life converging with his old life for the first time. Guests at the venue couldn’t believe their eyes. “The entire family looked so much at peace. I guess the stressful part...

‘Singing Lines’: The rhythms of K K Hebbar

K.K. Hebbar spent many years travelling and several in Mumbai, but remains an icon in the Karnataka art scene. He spent his early years in North Karnataka and eventually, donated his collection of works to Venkatappa Art Gallery here in Bengaluru. This week, India Heritage Walks will host an art experience examining the life and works of Hebbar, the artist who arguably put India on the world map for art, back in the 1950s. Namitha, who will conduct the walk, he is an unsung pioneer of art in India. A mentor and a teacher, Hebbar always went beyond his role...

Kelly Clarkson’s show for all

The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson is ready to explore the world of daytime TV with the launch of The Kelly Clarkson Show. The show will be “super inclusive”, bridging gaps of gender, preferences, race and religion, with no topic off limits. While every episode of the show will start with one of her songs, it will have everyone from every walk of life,  says Eonline. “The whole show’s for everyone. I am a celebrity but I’m not. I’m very normal. I have normal friends. I want a show like that, to bridge that gap. I feel like there’s a huge...