Hollywood

Jon Stewart was Television Gold

Citizens all over the world would do well to follow his parting advice, “If you smell something, say something.”  Voices of dissent are needed everywhere to...

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In spoiler fight, Hollywood has its free-speech moment

Steven Zietchik reports in the Washington Post that, it began with a few sentences from Quentin Tarantino. The critical and fan favorite — his output has grossed $1.5 b...

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Avengers: Endgame overtakes Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time

Disney’s latest Avengers film has smashed box-office records on its opening weekend taking $1.2bn (£1bn). Avengers: Endgame took a record $350m in the world&r...

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Hollywood writers and agents in a standoff with no end in sight

In the year 1962, MCA Inc.—the giant Hollywood talent agency, also referred to as The Octopus—acquired a majority recognition in Decca Records and Universal Pictur...

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Emma Thompson cites a lack of respect for scriptwriters in Hollywood

One of Britain’s finest actors and acclaimed writer, Emma Thompson hit out at producers who rush screenplays even before the scripts are completed. Having won an Oscar f...

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Lawsuit alleges gender discrimination and underpay at Disney

According to a new-class action lawsuit of extensive discrimination in world’s largest media corporation, it is found that The Walt Disney Company systematical...

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Disney acquires 21st Century Fox in a $71 billion deal

Disney is now the official owner of Rupert Murdoch’s former entertainment empire, 21st Century Fox. The massive $71bn deal - completed after midnight New York time on We...

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The women who are breaking glass ceilings in the film industry

Ruth E Carter made Oscar history, becoming the first African American woman to receive the best costume design Academy Award last week for her dazzling work in the Marvel bloc...

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Set in rural India, ‘Period. End of Sentence’ wins Oscar 2019

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony that honoured the best films of 2018 was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, C...

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Oscars bows to backlash, decision to relegate four awards overturned

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on 15th February (Sunday) reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar ...

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Witchy Brew

In common usage, the word chudail describes an aggressive or quarrelsome woman—cou...

November 30 2019

Back to Basics: Political Organizations in India

In progress and evolution, few basics always remain fundamental to any system or organiz...

November 30 2019

Simran Puri’s Kangan

Women are equals now by law but back then it was different… The story unfolds am...

November 1 2019