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Salman Khan shared the new song from Loveratri titled Rangtaari and said "Watch the amazing #Rangtaari song, Maine toh picture produce ki hai aur mujhe to maza aa gaya dekh ke.. aap bhi batao if u do like the song." Aayush Sharma had unveiled the teaser of the song and the festive beats had created excitement since then. With Ganesh Chaturti only a day away, team #Loveratri has released their fourth song this morning 'Rangtaari' and from the looks of it; it comes across as Aayush Sharma’s introduction in the movie. The song is a quirky mix of Bollywood and...


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The revolutions of Glenn Close

My first job, in 1984, was assistant to the editor of GQ, Art Cooper. Cooper’s wife, Amy Levin, was the editor of Mademoiselle (now defunct). I wrote pieces for both magazines, and there was one story Levin really wanted me to do: how women tend to minimize their achievements, especially if their partner works in the same field. “Art is this big, important editor, and I just run this little magazine,” I remember her saying. I never wrote the story, but Levin lived it, and eventually renamed herself Amy Levin Cooper. I thought of her this week, when Julie Chen,...
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Socalled: A rapper sings Yiddish folk songs

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Bodyguard: How come ITV sold the BBC hit to Netflix?

BBC One Drama Bodyguard has been such a hit that Netflix now wants in.The streaming network has acquired the rights to show the gripping thriller outside the UK and Ireland.However, it's not the BBC that has done the deal. In fact, the show has been sold to Netflix by ITV Studios.That's because the drama was made by production company World Productions, which was bought by ITV's programme-making and distribution subsidiary ITV Studios last year.Deals like this are now normal practice in the TV world. Media commentator and journalist Kate Buckley says public service broadcasters like the BBC and ITV have...

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James Bond: Cary Joji Fukunaga to direct next Bond film

The man behind Netflix series Maniac has been named as the director of the next James Bond film.Cary Joji Fukunaga replaces Danny Boyle, who dropped out last month blaming "creative differences".Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli praised Fukunaga's "versatility and innovation".He recently directed Netflix's dark comedy Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, and directed season one of True Detective. Fukunaga's work on the HBO crime drama series won him an Emmy in 2014. He also directed 2015's Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba. And the Elba connection wasn't lost on many commentators. Cary Joji Fukunaga - what...
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James Bond 25: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga named as director

Danny Boyle’s replacement as director of the 25th James Bond film has been named as , best known for helming HBO’s True Detective. In a statement released on Thursday, producers confirmed the hire of the Beasts of No Nation film-maker, saying: “We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next adventure.” Filming will begin in March 2019 for a worldwide release date of February 14, 2020 – just three months later than originally scheduled. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were reported to have met with numerous directors after...