ASSISTANT DIRECTOR TOLD BALDWIN PROP GUN HAD NO LIVE ROUNDS – REPORTS

Sat 23 October 2021: According to media reports, an assistant director of the “Rust” western movie told actor Alec Baldwin that his prop gun had no live rounds before the fatal shooting on the set. According to The New York Times, the assistant director said in an affidavit that he “did not know live rounds […]

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HOLLYWOOD ACTOR BALDWIN FIRES PROP GUN ON MOVIE SET, KILLING CINEMATOGRAPHER, INJURING DIRECTOR

Fri 22 October 2021: Authorities said a prop gun fired by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western film, killed his director of photography and injured his director on the set outside of Santa Fe. Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography for the film Rust, and director Joel Souza were […]

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S. KOREAN NETFLIX DRAMA ‘SQUID GAME’ ESTIMATED TO BE WORTH $900M

Mon 18 October 2021: Bloomberg News reported late Saturday that Netflix’s biggest original series launch, “Squid Game,” is valued at than $900 million, citing statistics from an internal Netflix document. After launching last month, the nine-episode drama, in which cash-strapped participants play childhood games with deadly consequences in the hopes of winning 45.6 billion won […]

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BARBAROS: ANOTHER TURKISH SERIES TO TAKE THE WORLD BY STORM?

Sat 16 October 2021: Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean will take viewers on a historic journey across the Ottoman Empire as they follow the adventures of four brothers who become seafarers. Turkish Radio and Television’s (TRT) biggest production to date, the new historical series Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean, is coming to the screen with a […]

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‘WE WANT OUR STORIES TO TRAVEL’: NETFLIX LAUNCHES PALESTINIAN FILM COLLECTION

Fri 15 October 2021: Palestinian director, Ameen Nayfeh, says he felt proud after bringing to life through film his personal struggle in crossing an Israeli military checkpoint to visit his dying grandfather. But he did not expect his short film to have a wide audience, Reuter’s reports. That all changed for Nayfeh on Thursday, when Netflix launched […]

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PROMINENT PAKISTANI COMEDIAN UMAR SHARIF DIES ON WAY TO US FOR TREATMENT

Sat 02 October 2021: Umar Sharif, one of Pakistan’s most popular comedians, died on Saturday in Germany while en route to the United States for treatment, according to his son. He was 66 years old at the time. Sharif, who was known for his satire, stand-up comedy, and live performances, was suffering from heart and […]

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JAVED AKHTAR SLAMS BOLLYWOOD ACTOR KANGANA RANAUT’S “DELAY” TACTICS IN COURT SUBMISSION

Fri 01 October 2021: Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar submitted in a court in Mumbai today that actor Kangana Ranaut’s petition seeking transfer of the criminal defamation case filed by him against her was “devoid of any merits” and aimed at delaying the proceedings. Kangana Ranaut had last month filed the petition before the chief metropolitan […]

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BRITNEY SPEARS FREED FROM HER FATHER’S 13-YEAR CONSERVATORSHIP

Thu 30 September 2021: A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday suspended the father of pop star Britney Spears as the conservator of her estate, a decision welcomed by Spears’ fans outside the court and around the world.  Judge Brenda Penny, calling the current situation “untenable,” ruled that a certified public accountant, John Zabel, will take […]

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