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Salma says 'monster' Weinstein threatened to kill her

Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has added her name to the list of celebrities speaking out against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, calling him a rage-fuelled monster who sexually harassed and tried to kill her. Weinstein denied the charge. In an emotional New York Times piece published on Wednesday, the 51-year-old Mexican actress detailed her experiences with ...

1 day ago
Weinstein threatened to kill me: Salma Hayek

Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled monster, alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. Weinstein has denied the accusation. Writing in the New York Times, Hayek said Weinstein once told her: I will kill you, don't think I can't, BBC reported on Wednesday. Dozens of actresses, including Rose McGowa...

2 days ago
Harvey Weinstein threatened to kill me: Salma Hayek

Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek has described Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as a rage-fuelled monster, alleging he sexually harassed and threatened her. Writing in the New York Times, Hayek said Weinstein once told her: I will kill you, don't think I can't, BBC reported on Wednesday. Dozens of actresses, including Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow...

27 days ago
I'm very happy being behind the camera: Jason Hall

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Jason Hall started his career in showbiz as an actor and then went on to write and produce films. Now, he will be making his directorial debut with Thank You For Your Service. The filmmaker says he feels qualified for his new role and has no aspiration to come in front of the camera. I'm thrilled to have been given the opportunity to bring this story to the scree...

1 month ago
Wasn't affected by 'Newton' controversy: Rajkummar Rao

Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao said he was never affected by the controversy on his film Newton, which has been selected as India's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination. After Newton was announced as India's Oscar entry earlier this year, some media reports indicated a similarity in its plot with Iranian film Secret Ballot. The compa...

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Would be a dream to work with Shekhar Kapur on Lord Krishna film: Michael Hirst

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) They first got together to bring on the silver screen the life of England's Queen Elizabeth I. And now, as Oscar-nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has expressed his desire to make a movie series on Lord Krishna, one of Hinduism's most adored gods, English screenwriter Michael Hirst is willing to help him write the narrative for the project. With actress Cate Blan...

4 months ago
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Joseph Bologna dead

Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor, writer, and director Joseph Bologna, who was also nominated at the Academy Awards for the screenplay adaptation of Lovers and Others Strangers, is dead. He was 82. Bologna died Sunday morning at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, California. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years ago, said his wife of 52 years, actress and screenwriter Renee T...

4 months ago
A maverick and intense man and actor: Peter O'Toole's life and films (August 2 is Peter O'Toole's 85th birth anniversa

His impressive height, his smooth, deep voice and bright but haunting blue eyes made him well-suited to play larger than life but unconventional characters. And Peter O'Toole did go on to deliver over the top portrayals, ranging from impulsive English monarchs to reckless film directors, though always remaining known for his first starring role -- as a maverick British Army officer leading an Ara...

5 months ago
Oscar winning actor Martin Landau dead

Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, mostly known for films like North by Northwest, Crimes and Misdemeanors and Ed Wood, passed away here. He was 89. He died on July 15, said his publicist. He had been hospitalised at University oif California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he experienced complications, reports variety.com. The veteran of the Actors Studio, f...

6 months ago
In Pixar's animated world, multicultural casting is the way to go

San Francisco, June 11 (IANS) From Finding Dory, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur to the Cars franchise -- Kevin Reher is responsible for getting the right voices for the animated characters coming out of Pixar Animation Studios. The casting director says getting Indian talent on board is always their priority to be in sync with the multicultural casting principle of the Hollywood studio. I...

6 months ago
Hollywood making diversity, inclusion a priority: Paula Patton

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Paula Patton feels Hollywood is ready to write a new chapter on diversity. The American actress, who has worked with actor Anil Kapoor in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, says many artists in the entertainment business in the West are now making inclusion a priority. The colour debate has been underway for long in India and abroad, but it attracted attention...

6 months ago
Hollywood making diversity, inclusion a priority: Paula Patton

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Paula Patton feels Hollywood is ready to write a new chapter on diversity. The American actress, who has worked with actor Anil Kapoor in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, says many artists in the entertainment business in the West are now making inclusion a priority. The colour debate has been underway for long in India and abroad, but it attracted attention...

6 months ago
'The Square' bags Palme D'Or, Sofia Coppola Best Director at Cannes

Cannes, May 29 (IANS) Director Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Cannes Film Festival's highest honour as his The Square, an art world satire that stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, won this year's Palme d'Or here. When Ostlund did not get an Oscar nomination in 2015, he good-naturedly released a video that included what he called a worst man cry. On Sunday nigh...

7 months ago
Sexism cost Barbra Streisand multiple Oscar nominations

New York, April 30 (IANS) Singer-actress-filmmaker Barbra Streisand believes sexism cost her Oscar nominations for 1983 film Yentl and 1991 romantic drama The Prince of Tides. Speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, Streisand said that it was not just men who opposed women being a director, reports variety.com. There were a lot of older people. They don't want to see a...

7 months ago
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana

Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being black enough for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to feel so bothered by race in Hollywood. The American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent says she doesn't agree at all with the idea of segregating people as white and black. The actress also points out that there ar...

7 months ago
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana

Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being black enough for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to feel so bothered by race in Hollywood. The American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent says she doesn't agree at all with the idea of segregating people as white and black. The actress also points out that there ar...

7 months ago
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana

Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being black enough for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to feel so bothered by race in Hollywood. The American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent says she doesn't agree at all with the idea of segregating people as white and black. The actress also points out that there ar...

7 months ago
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana

Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being black enough for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to feel so bothered by race in Hollywood. The American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent says she doesn't agree at all with the idea of segregating people as white and black. The actress also points out that there ar...

7 months ago
Words like white and black are so hurtful to me: Zoe Saldana

Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) She faced a backlash for not being black enough for the Nina Simone biopic last year, and Zoe Saldana wishes there wasn't any need to feel so bothered by race in Hollywood. The American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent says she doesn't agree at all with the idea of segregating people as white and black. The actress also points out that there ar...

8 months ago
Bill Condon in talks to helm 'Bride of Frankenstein' remake

Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Director Bill Condon is in talks to helm Bride of Frankenstein, a remake to the eponymous 1935 movie. The Beauty and the Beast (2017) director might helm one of the movies set in Universal Monster Universe. The remake will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan with David Koepp writing the script, reports deadline.com. In 1998, Condon ...

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