Jul 05

Halle Berry congratulates Halle Bailey on her ‘Little Mermaid’ casting

Oscar winner Halle Berry has extended best wishes to her namesake Halle Bailey for bagging the lead role in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of “Little Mermaid”.Bailey, who with her sister forms R&B duo Chloe x Halle, will be portraying Ariel in the Rob Marshall-directed film. Berry, 52, took to Twitter to congratulate the young actor

Nobody would hire me after ‘The Thing’ debacle: John Carpenter

Horror master John Carpenter says after the box office failure of “The Thing” in 1982, things were so grim that no one wanted to take chances on him.Starring Kurt Russell, the horror film shocked audiences with repulsive special effects used for the titular, shape-shifting monster and opened to negative reviews.” ‘The Thing’ was a bomb.

Feel very connected to Simba’s journey: Donald Glover

Actor Donald Glover says “The Lion King” tells a very human and honest story — something which everyone goes through.The actor, who has lent his voice to the character of Simba in the live-action film, said it shows that traumatic things will happen, but people should not allow that to consume their entire life. “I

Tim Cook rubbishes report that Jony Ive was ‘frustrated’ with him

Apple CEO Tim Cook has rubbished reports claiming that chief design officer Jony Ive quit the company after “being frustrated with Cook’s alleged lack of interest in design”.In a rare email sent to an NBC News reporter after the Wall Street Journal reported that “Ive had grown frustrated with Cook’s leadership and alleged lack of

Please don’t bully my family or me: Child actor Lexi Rabe

“Avengers: Endgame” child star Lexi Rabe, who played the on-screen daughter to Robert Downey Jr in the film, has urged people not to bully her family or her, reminding them she is all of 7 years old. In a video message posted on her Instagram page, Lexi, who essayed Morgan Stark in the movie, says:

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ to open in India a day earlier

Tom Holland’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will arrive in India a day earlier than scheduled – all thanks to the widespread fan frenzy for the film in the country. The film, which was scheduled to release on July 5, will now open on July 4. Sony Pictures Entertainment India made the announcement on Tuesday via

‘Downton Abbey’ film ties up lots of loose ends: Robert James-Collier

Robert James-Collier says the upcoming “Downton Abbey” film will put an end to all the questions that have lingered around the series for long.The actor, who reprises his role Thomas Barrow from the acclaimed period drama series for its big screen adaptation, said he is happy the movie finally saw the light of day. “Yeah,

Being an outsider sets me free: Hollywood’s Andrij Parekh

Andrij Parekh feels his Gujarati roots make him good at business, and his Slavic soul infuses an emotional element to his creative work. The filmmaker says being of a mixed race has led him to a cultural place of being an ‘outsider’ in Hollywood, and that sets him free from many prejudices. Parekh, of Ukrainian

‘Euphoria’ honest portrait of addiction: Zendaya

Actress Zendaya says her show “Euphoria” is a raw and honest portrait of addiction, anxiety and the difficulties of navigating life at present.”‘Euphoria’ is for mature audiences,” Zendaya wrote on her Instagram handle. The HBO high school drama “Euphoria”, created by Sam Levinson, follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex,

Zendaya on her role in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Actress Zendaya says it is important for her to show women who aren’t one-dimensional through her projects.She is happy that her next film “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is in sync with her thoughts. Zendaya played Michelle in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. On the basis of the last line that she says in the film: “My friends call

The ‘Game of Thrones’ connection in an Indian show

It has been almost a month since “Game of Thrones” aired its final episode but it seems fans are still gripped by the show’s fever.Recently, a social media user pointed out a scene in the Indian TV show “Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga”, which resembled a sequence in David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ international

Fear stopped Olivia Wilde from making directorial debut

Olivia Wilde says the fact that she never went to film school held her back from making her directorial debut until she decided to take the plunge with “Booksmart” this year. The 35-year-old actor-turned-director has helmed the critically-acclaimed comedy, starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. “Fear. For a long time, I was insecure that I hadn’t

‘Toy Story 4’ as profound as previous ones: Tom Hanks

Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks says the upcoming film “Toy Story 4″ is as profound as the other installments of the popular franchise.”The ‘Toy Story’ films accomplish what timeless classics aim for,” Hanks said in a statement. “They are full of innocent characters who face an endless trail of adventures. We all know the likes

Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’ to arrive in India on July 12

“Yesterday”, a film inspired by The Beatles and directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, will release in India on July 12.Based on Jack Barth’s story, the film’s screenplay has been penned by Richard Curtis.”One of our producers came to me with Jack Barth’s idea, a story about a musician who remembers The Beatles’ music

Kashmiri techie creates waves in ‘MasterChef Australia’

Sandeep Pandit left Kashmir with his family when he was all of 8. Now he is exploring the culinary heritage of his roots as a contestant on “MasterChef Australia”, leaving judges of the international reality TV show impressed. A Kashmiri Pandit, Sandeep has been preparing Rogan Josh, Yakhni, Muji Chetin, Dhungar, Kahwa, Kabargah and Tehr,

Barack and Michelle Obama sign deal to produce podcasts for Spotify

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce a series of podcasts for music streaming platform Spotify. Under the multiyear deal between Spotify and the couples’ Higher Ground Productions, the duo are set to develop, produce, and lend their voices to select podcasts on a various of

Robert Downey Jr’s green steps to clean the world

Actor Robert Downey Jr. of “Iron Man” fame has announced the launch of a new organisation committed to using advanced technologies for the good of the environment.”Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” Downey Jr. said, relaying that he had been given these insights a

Barry Jenkins to direct Alvin Ailey biopic

“Moonlight” writer-director Barry Jenkins will direct a biopic about late African-American iconic choreographer, Alvin Ailey.Film studio Fox Searchlight first announced the project in March 2018, saying it had the support of the Ailey Organisation. Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is producing with Susan Lewis through her AK Worldwide production company, along with Judy Kinberg. Rachel Cohen and

Khloe Kardashian attends first prom with fan

Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian finally attended her first high school prom, thanks to an invite from a fan.The 34-year-old accompanied a student named Narbeh to his dance in a high school in California, on Saturday, reports CNN.” My very first prom and I went with the best date ever @NarbehKardash! We had so much

Psychedelic rock star Roky Erickson dead at 71

Roky Erickson, one of the most enduring and adventurous exponents of American psychedelic rock, is dead. He was 71.Erickson’s death on Friday was confirmed by his representatives in a statement that described him as a “heroic icon of modern rock’n’roll and one of the best friends the music ever had”. The cause of death had