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Congress requests EC to ban PM Narendra Modi biopic during Lok Sabha election phase - Dotemirates

Congress requests EC to ban PM Narendra Modi biopic during Lok Sabha election phase

Panaji: The National Students' Union of India – Goa, the Congress party's student wing, on Friday urged Election Commission to ban the release of Narendra Modi Biopic, alleging that the movie was “propaganda by the BJP to influence” voters during the Lok Sabha elections. The letter demands a ban on the movie 48 hours prior to voting which is known as election silence where a party is not allowed to promote or campaign. In a letter written by Goa NSUI president said, “The NSUI Goa writes to you demanding: ban of the movie in theatres in states during the 'election...


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08/03/2019

Jan-Michael Vincent, star of Airwolf and The Winds of War, dies at 74

Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for playing daredevil pilot Stringfellow Hawke in 1980s TV series Airwolf, has died at the age of 74, it has emerged.The Denver-born actor also appeared with Charles Bronson in The Mechanic, with Burt Reynolds in Hooper and in seminal surfing film Big Wednesday.He was nominated for a Golden Globe for 1971 film Going Home and again in 1984 for miniseries The Winds of War.Vincent died on 10 February, according to his death certificate. The document states he was an inpatient at a hospital in North Carolina and is survived by his third wife, Patricia Ann Christ....
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Is Will Smith too light for this role and why does it matter?

Earlier this week, it was reported that Will Smith could be starring in a new project called King Richard, telling the story of Richard Williams, the father of tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams. While Smith has yet to confirm the news, it didn't stop fans from tweeting their excitement about the idea of the star portraying such an accomplished man.But there were a few who weren't so pleased with the choice, and not because they were questioning the star's talent, but because his skin tone isn't considered dark enough. In recent years, Hollywood has made progress in representing minorities...
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Paris Jackson reacts to 'Leaving Neverland': Chillax, my dudes

(CNN)Michael Jackson's daughter appears to be taking a Zen-like approach to the controversy surrounding "Leaving Neverland."Paris Jackson, 20, sparked a conversation on Twitter Wednesday after she tweeted "Y'all take my life more seriously than i do. Calm yo [euphemism for breasts]." Some of her followers believed she was referencing the HBO documentary which chronicles allegations by James Safechuck and Wade Robson that her father, Michael Jackson, sexually abused them over a period of several years when they were children. HBO is owned by CNN's parent company. Jackson, who died in 2009, was accused in 1993 of sexually molesting a boy...

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'Captain Marvel' takes off as Marvel tests limits of its universe

(CNN)Marvel is flying high right now -- coming off its breakthrough best picture Oscar nomination for "Black Panther" and a win for the animated "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." Combine that prestige with the promise of two more blockbusters, "Captain Marvel," opening this weekend; and "Avengers: Endgame," and it makes for a gaudy display of the Disney-owned studio's power. Still, danger could lurk ahead -- not in the form of a supervillain, but rather a hunger for content that will test Marvel's thus-far formidable limits.Marvel's arsenal is about to grow, via another Disney acquisition. Two signature properties, Fantastic Four and X-Men,...
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Nabokov's Lolita: the latest thing millennials have apparently ruined

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Carolee Schneeman: the performance artist who taught us how to live

It is bittersweet that the so-called global art world (still dominated by western, white and patriarchal values is finally taking note of maverick women artists, so many in their 70s, 80s and even 90s. , who died this week aged 79, benefitted from this dynamic at the end of her life. But I know she shared my suspicion. Why now? Why not then? Performance artist Carolee Schneemann dies aged 79 Read more Carolee spent 45 of the 60 active years of her professional career creating work with intensity and integrity, a feminist artist before the art world knew of such...