President Ram Nath Kovind watched Kangana Ranuat's film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi at a special screening held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. The entire team of the film was later felicitated by the President. President Kovind's official Twitter account shared some photos from the screening and wrote, “President Kovind watched a special screening of the film Manikarnika, based on the life of Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre; felicitated the cast and crew of the film.” Kangana -- looking regal in an ivory silk sari -- attended the screening along with the CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi, who has also written Manikarnika. Kangana plays the
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to celebrities like Nicole Kidman and J.K. Rowling, and also staged undercover rescue missions and surveillance operations. There was little question that her experiences would be the perfect template for "Close ," now streaming on Netflix. "I really love to bring strong female protagonists to genre movies," said Jewson. "(Jacquie) kind of blew my mind...It's not really been seen before. And as a filmmaker I'm always
Pat Moody, host of "Moody in the Morning" on WSJM, will be stepping back from the morning mic starting March 1. Moody has become a pillar in southwest Michigan after 46 years at WSJM, but he assures listeners his website, Moody on the Market, will continue. He joined the WSJM team in 1973 as news director and says he will still live and breathe to keep people in Michigan's great southwest informed. Moody also says health is "definitely not" why he will no longer be hosting, and WSJM wants listeners to stay tuned to hear what's next for the morning talk show.
The 61st annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony is now less than a month away, and we're taking a look at the nominees for Best New Artist. R&B, rock, country and pop are all represented here. The GRAMMYs' criteria for this category is an artist whose eligibility year release “achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.” Related: Complete Coverage of the 2019 GRAMMY Awards The sister act from Atlanta is also nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album for The Kids are Alright. It includes the song “Happy Without Me” featuring Joey Bada$$. The rising star's debut album This One's for You produced four top 10 country singles including “When It Rains
ANNIVERSARIES 1964-The Beatles had their first appearance on the US singles chart with "I Want to Hold Your Hand". The disc entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #45, just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-breaking and the fastest selling single in Capitol Records history. 1969-Pete Best, the drummer that The Beatles kicked out of the group in favor of Ringo Starr, wins a defamation suit against John, Paul and George. He had sought 8 million dollars, but won a considerably less, though undisclosed amount. 1973-A Rolling Stones benefit concert raises $200,000 for Nicaraguan earthquake relief. Mick Jagger donated an additional $150,000, as his wife Bianca is from Nicaragua. 1977-Jimmy
Bill Maher drew some boos tonight when he told his HBO audience that Ann Coulter would be a guest on next week's episode of Real Time With Bill Maher. And the jeers weren't because the crowd had missed out on the controversial right-winger by a week. Coulter's name came up during tonight's panel discussion when former congressman Barney Frank decried Republican lawmakers' refusal to bring bills unless President Donald Trump pre-approves. "Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh now…
Kacey Musgraves is in the midst of her 2019 Oh, What a World Tour, and she's bringing some disco flavor to her set each night. During a recent tour stop in Toronto, Canada, one fan filmed the singer belting a lively cover of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive." In the nearly four-minute clip, Musgraves is shown in a stunning silver jumpsuit while opener Natalie Prass joins her for a spirited reinterpretation of Gaynor's 1978 smash. The women trade verses on the song as the crowd screams along. A natural fit for Musgraves, she makes the song her own with delicate keyboard, percussion and guitar accompaniment from her band. In addition to a busy year on the road, Musgraves will be making an appearance
Warner Bros. is pushing back the production start date of its third “Fantastic Beasts” movie several months from July to the late fall, a spokesperson said Friday. Actors have been notified about the change in dates. The untitled third “Fantastic Beasts” movie has not yet set a release date. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was released on Nov. 18, 2016, and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gindelwald” came out on Nov. 16, 2018. It's been assumed that the studio would release the next movie in November, 2020, but the delay in starting production may preclude that from happening. David Yates is set to direct the third movie with David Heyman, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram, and J.K. Rowling
The most famous diarist of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, began to write down the drama of her daily life with no ulterior motive (apart from her teenage ambition to write fiction). But in March 1944, the year before she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, she heard a radio broadcast by a member of the […]
The sets were cheap, the acting cheesy, and the scripts badly plotted and embarrassingly simplistic. Not that any of it really mattered, since no one was watching. The year was 1978 and I had managed to land my first- ever job as a story editor on a show called Westbrook Hospital, a half-hour drama set in a mythical Christian hospital, produced at a small studio in Thousand Oaks, California. The star of the show, the wise and kindly Dr. Geoff Mason, was played by Robert Clarke, whose brief claim to fame was his 1958 sci-fi cult classic, The Hideous Sun Demon. (“The Blaze of the Sun Made Him A Monster!”) Clarke, while affable as hell, was no Lord Olivier. The premise of the show was simple. Someone
The office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller rocked the media industry Friday night by refuting a bombshell BuzzFeed News report that would have directly implicated President Trump in a crime – but instead provided critics of modern journalism with their latest round of ammunition. BuzzFeed published the report late Thursday, citing two anonymous federal law enforcement officials, who alleged that the special counsel had evidence that the president directed his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about dealings regarding a potential Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 election. While liberal news organizations couldn't confirm BuzzFeed's report, they did use it as the
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LONDON—HBO's new Benedict Cumberbatch Brexit movie is great—unless you want to know what really happened in Britain's notorious 2016 referendum. This misleading account of the campaign might be forgivable under the “artistic license” defense if the production didn't go out of its way to pretend it was some kind of behind-the-scenes reconstruction. At the end of the opening sequence of Brexit, Cumberbatch looks down the camera and says: “Everyone knows who won. But not everyone knows how.” Uncharitable viewers might suggest that the screenplay's writer, James Graham, appeared to be one of those with a shaky grasp on how the Brexit campaign pulled off the historic victory. Some of the glaring errors