Hollywood

Hollywood Heartbeat

Was it puppy love or a magnificent obsession? Khalid Mohamed writes of his dream women of yesteryear’s Hollywood.  Eat your hearts out Millennials - that’s i...

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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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Cabaret Queens

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, returns to the era of cabarets to select seven of the danc...

September 27 2020

Farm Bills: Exciting times for advertising

All the politics around them notwithstanding, the new Farm Bills could open up an entire...

September 26 2020

Signs of the times

Humra Quraishi rewinds to 1995; when she met the first ambassador of Uzbekistan to India...

September 26 2020