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Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor passes on, aged 79

Popular Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor, this evening, gave up the ghost at a hospital in Mumbai, India. The 79-year-old actor whose death was confirmed by Dr. Ram Narain of the Kokilaben Hospital where he died, had suffered chronic kidney disease before his passing away on Monday Reacting to news of the death of the popular actor, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tweeted: “Shashi Kapoor’s versatility could be seen in his movies as well as in theatre, which he promoted with great passion. His brilliant acting will be remembered for generations to come. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers.” The good looking actor who was born into a movie family, was known for his roles in numerous Hindi movies including “Awara” (Vagabond), “J...

“Movie producers can’t afford to pay what I want to earn” – Uti Nwachukwu

Nollywood actor, Uti Nwachukwu has, noticeably, not been featuring in movies for a while now and the former Big Brother Africa winner has come out to explain why. While speaking to Sunday Scoop recently, Uti, who made his last movie appearance in July when he featured in the movie “Mummy Dearest 2”, said; “I haven’t been in the country, but I am back now. I took a break from acting because it doesn’t pay much and I am not ready for that kind of life. I don’t want to pretend about it; so, I am only focusing on what brings greater remuneration, which is television presenting and hosting of events. “Acting would just be a hobby because honestly, producers can’t afford to pay what I want to earn. But I will not stay away from movies totally; I will pick only exceptional movies inst...

Baba Sala passes on at the age of 81

Veteran Nigerian comedian and actor, Moses Adejumo, popularly known ad Baba Sala’ has passed on at the age of 81. Baba Sala died on Tuesday night after suffering a chronic illness. Ace Nigerian comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st took to his IG page to share the news and wrote; “ AN ICON IS GONE.. WE LOST HIM What a Great Loss !!! THE ACE COMEDIAN MOST SENIOR APOSTLE . MOSES ADEJUMO Popularly Known As BABA SALA Died 3 hours ago. The late dramatist and comedian had been sick for some time and only disclosed his illness recently during a briefing held on the planned release of his Biography slated for December 4. He had solicited for funds to carry out further treatment before his unfortunate passing away. “May his gentle soul rest in peace.” Like 0

RMD wins award for best actor at the Abuja International Film Festival

Veteran Nollywood actor ,Richard Mofe Damijo has clinched the award for best actor in the just concluded Abuja International Film Festival. The actor who is popularly referred to as RMD won the award for his role in the movie, ‘3 Wise Men’ . RMD shared the news on his Instagram page, saying, ‘So I won the best actor for my role in 3 wise men at the just concluded Abuja international film festival. It couldn’t have come at a better time as we wrap the #glolafftafest2017 today. It’s been a long comic ride since April. Laughter is good for the soul, and even the bible acknowledges that a heart that is cheerful is as “medicine for the soul…” which is why I love to laugh and be merry. Like laughter, awards are good for the soul especially when the...

Actor, RMD shares new photo as he celebrates completion of his new TV series

Nollywood superstar actor, Richard Mofe Damijo aka RMD has taken to social media to celebrate the successful completion of his new TV series. RMD who is also fondly referred to as ‘old papa youngie’ by fans, took to his instagram page to share a new photo and acknowledge the work that has been put into the TV series. The TV series which is titled ‘Mr x family’ is set to be officially out soon following the completion of its shoot. Here is a caption of what RMD wrote about the series via his instagram handle below: Like 0

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ producer settles US suit for stolen funds

The movie company that made ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, and was co-founded by the Malaysian prime minister’s step son, has settled a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. government to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund. Red Granite Pictures announced the settlement in a filing at the federal Los Angeles court on Friday, without revealing any sum. U.S prosecutors, pursuing a kleptocracy asset recovery initiative, had claimed the 2013 film, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was financed by Red Granite using funds stolen from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). “The parties are pleased to inform the court that Red Granite and the government have reached a settlement in principle,” the filing stated. ...

Directing allows me to ‘champion other people’ – Angelina Jolie

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie, on Sunday, said she never intended to step behind the camera, but travelling around the world for the United Nations opened her eyes to the conflicts that have inspired many of her most recent films. “I never thought I could make a movie or direct,” Jolie told an audience at the Toronto Film Festival, which is screening her Cambodian genocide film “First They Killed My Father” and Afghan film “The Breadwinner.” Jolie said her first major film as a director, the 2011 Bosnian war drama “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” was prompted by her humanitarian work as a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency. “I wanted to learn more about the war of Yugoslavia. I had been in the region and travelling in...

Patty Jenkins to direct ‘Wonder Woman’ 2019 sequel

Patty Jenkins will return to direct the 2019 sequel to this year’s hit superhero movie “Wonder Woman,” film trade publications said on Monday, after she became the highest-grossing female director in Hollywood history. Jenkins, 46, will once again direct Israeli actress Gal Gadot as the titular superhero in “Wonder Woman 2,” scheduled for release on Dec. 13, 2019, publications including Variety and Hollywood Reporter said. Movie studio Warner Bros did not comment on the news and has not given any further details on the sequel. “Wonder Woman,” was the first standalone movie to star a female superhero since 2005’s box office dud “Elektra,” and the first to be directed by a woman. It rode to the top of the box office in June on a wav...

Will Smith shares first cast photo from live-action Aladdin set

Will Smith, who is set to play the beloved Genie in the Aladdin, went online to give fans, a first look at the film’s cast hard at work on set. “Here we go!” “We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to introduce you guys to our new family. Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on,” he captioned. This marks the first time we have seen the entire squad together on the heels of Disney’s announcement that casting has been completed and filming is underway. The film will feature lead performances by Massoud and Scott as well as Navid Negahban as the Sultan and directed by Guy Ritchie. The movie will also include new characters like Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s hand maiden and...

Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale Director reveals details of the Jon & Dany Scene

The Game of Thrones’ season 7 finale Director, Jeremy Podeswa, reveals what inspired the sex scene and why he waited till the season finale to shoot it. The movie Director gave the fan what they wanted as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen finally succumbed to temptation and ‘did the deed’ in Game of Thrones’ season seven finale. Director Jeremy Podeswa, in an interview with Indiewire said: “With Jon and Dany’s scene, the important thing for me was that it wouldn’t be prurient in any way, that there’s a very strong undercurrent in that scene. “It was shot very, very simply. It’s basically just one steady push in shot to Jon and Dany and then that very important look between them at mid-level. It wasn’t about shooting a big lovemaking scene. Once...

Will Smith taught me about the “Grapefruit” Oral Sex technique in ‘Girls Trip’ – Jada Pinkett

Girls Trip actress, Jada Pinkett Smith learned a naughty “Grapefruit” oral sex technique from her famous husband, Will Smith. The actress, who recently starred in the romantic comedy, Girls Trip, had audiences laughing during two particular scenes, one when her character is introduced to the “grapefruit” technique and the other, when she gives it a try. As it turns out, she learned the technique in real life from her off-screen leading man a decade ago. “Will Smith was the first one to tell me about it years ago, ten years ago,” she revealed during an interview on Australia’s Sunrise. “‘And I was like, ‘Are you trying to tell me something?'” While their behavior behind closed doors remains solely their business, the star did recently cr...

‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Director Tobe Hooper dies at 74

The Horror Film Director, Tobe Hooper, who set the movie world abuzz with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 1974, has died in California, US media said. He was born in Austin, Texas, on 25 January 1943 and died in Sherman Oaks at the age of 74. Hooper worked as a college professor and documentary cameraman before breaking into the film world with Chain Saw. ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ was shot in six weeks for less than $300,000 (£128,000) and it tells a story of five young Americans waylaid by the said cannibals in rural Texas. His supernatural thriller, Poltergeist, written by Stephen Spielberg and released in 1982, was also hugely successful and became another classic within the horror genre. His TV adaptation of Stephen King’s vampire story Salem’s Lot was also wid...

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