Nothing screams pride for England more than Danny Dyer leading the EastEnders cast in a sing-a-long of Three Lions.
Before Harry Kane led Gareth Southgates team to the first World Cup semi-final in 28 years – by beating Sweden 2-0 – the BBC One stars showed their national pride in a rousing rendition of Baddiel And Skinners iconic song.
The 40-year-old, who plays Mick Carter on the show, could be seen underneath an England flag as he sang out Its Coming Home, on the streets of Albert Square.
A string of his co-stars, including Kellie Bright, Jamie Borthwick and Dean Gaffney also got into the spirit ahead of the tense clash.
And it looks like their tribute did the trick, as England beat Sweden to tee up a semi-final match against Russia, on Wednesday.
But Danny and co werent the only Walford favourites cheering on the footballers.
Yes, thats right, Ross Kemp shared yet another string of ecstatic reaction videos, throughout the match.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are coming for Hollywood! After officially stepping down as senior members of the British royal family in March, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly shopping an idea for a new project to a variety of media accompanies. While the concept of their pitch is unknown, according to Variety, Meghan and Harry took meetings in June with different networks, including Bonnie Hammer from NBCUniversal. There are currently no other details about the top-secret project, however, sources say that Meghan has no plans to return to acting.
It's also worth noting that back in June Harry and Meghan signed with New York-based speaking agency Harry Walker Agency, which represents the Obamas, Oprah, Jane Goodall, and the Clintons, just to name a few. Hmm . . . so what could Harry and Meghan's secret project be? We have a few ideas.
A documentary about technological innovation: Earlier this year, Harry and Meghan made a secret visit to Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Though the couple hasn't expressed a ton of interest in the tech industry in the past, Stanford's Graduate School of Business is known for its nonprofit program and Center for Social Innovation.
A healthy lifestyle show based on The Tig: I mean, Meghan did share some very important life advice in her now-deleted blog. This is my petition for her to bring it back.
The launch of their Archewell nonprofit organization: In April, the duo revealed the name of their new nonprofit, however, they still have yet to officially unveil it. The goal of Archewwell is to "do something of meaning, to do something that matters." "Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of 'Arche'—the Greek word meaning 'soRead More – Source [contf] [contfnew]
Deadpool brought Ryan Reynolds greater fame. It was a blockbuster hit and established Reynolds as an entertainer par excellence. But even before Deadpool, Reynolds had always been great fun to watch on screen.
Be it the multiple romantic-comedies he has done in the past or in a crime drama like Smokin Aces – the actor has always held his own. But because of films like The Proposal, Just Friends and Definitely, Maybe, Reynolds had been for a while stereotyped as the guy with the comic chops. Sure, he has them, but thats not the only thing about him as a performer that deserves attention.
Not many know about a film that Reynolds had done in 2010 called Buried. It was gripping, tense and heartbreaking in more ways than one. It had its share of flaws but that doesnt take anything away from the Rodrigo Cortés flick.
The film begins with darkness, followed by a shot of Ryan Reynolds character Paul Conroy struggling to make sense of the said darkness. Paul Conroy has been buried alive in a wooden coffin. But how did he land up there? Conroy is an American civilian working in Iraq as a truck driver. Hes attacked by highly-efficient goons and lands up where he does. His attackers are angry with him because hes taking away their source of livelihood, and to top it all, hes an American.
The entire film is confined to the coffin our hero is stuck in. He battles a snake, his anxiety, and the overwhelming fear that he will not live to see another day, all within the duration of one-and-a-half-hour.
Vijay Deverakondas latest release Taxiwaala has been dominating the Telugu box office. Malavika Nair, who essayed the crucial role of Shishira in the film, was lauded by critics and the audience alike.
Malavika, who is on cloud nine with the films success, said, “The success gives me more confidence. As an actor, its important for me. Because when a director narrates the script, you cant always be sure that its going to work out. But, with director Rahul Sankrityan, I knew that apart from my part, all the humour works.”
Revealing what made her accept the role in Taaxiwala, she said, “The soul of the film is Shishiras character and you feel sorry for her. The layering of my character and how it was important in the movie made me accept the film.”
“A lot of what we shot couldnt actually make it into the film,” Malavika Nair added.
Does Malavika only prefer pivotal roles like Shishira instead of female lead characters?
“Yes, I am looking for important characters. In the case of Mahanati, I just wanted to be a part of something like a biopic of Savitri. When it comes to Taxiwaala, the whole idea of my character Shishira is the main essence of the film. The actor in me wanted to accept Mahanati and Taxiwaala,” the actor said.
Meet Gym Kardashian, the KarJenner relative we never knew we needed.
Earlier this week, one Twitter user shared a photo of Kim Kardashian West rocking a set of rock-hard biceps. The image is clearly altered, but that didn’t stop people from falling in love with this new meme.
“Me after opening someone’s water bottle because they couldn’t do it themselves,” @shadesof666 captioned the photoshopped image of Kardashian West with her arms crossed. Within a few days, the post received more than 220,000 likes and nearly 90,000 retweets.
Thanks to one respondent, the meme has a name: Gym Kardashian.
“GYM KARDASHIAN IS THE QUEEN!” @Twizleyterrific shared soon after the original was posted, and it included an additional Gym Kardashian–inspired image.
There was even a poll, in which over 7,000 respondents voted on whether the meme should be called Gym Kardashian, Muscle Kim, or GYM KIM. Gym Kardashian won in a landslide with 71% of the vote. But it didn’t there, as people continued to add some muscle to Kardashian West.
And while the muscles are definitely fake, the name isn’t so far off. Kardashian West occasionally Snapchats her trips to the gym, and she's shared that she goes “every single day for over an hour.” If you want to keep up with her workouts, check out one of her ab-toning routines here.
She’s also a big fan of protein, though she probably doesn’t score quite as much love as Gym Kardashian. Late last month, the reality star snapped a stack of pancakes topped with bananas, captioning it “Protein Pancakes.”
Liam Payne talked about the future of One Direction in a SiriusXM interview on Sept. 17 and revealed that most of the guys are set to reunite the band when the timing is right.
Liam Payne, 26, is all for getting back with the lads of One Direction, and explained why it may happen sooner than we think during his Sept. 17 interview with SiriusXM. The singer explained that hes pretty sure most of the guys, which includes Niall Horan, 26, and Louis Tomlinson, 27, would be down to reunite as long as the timing was right and although hes not sure where Harry Styles current mindset it with it, hes confident theyll be back making music together at some point in the future.
“I say different times all the time because I just, whatever Im thinking might happen,” he said about when he thinks the group will get back together. “Its difficult, I mean I havent spoken to Harry in a while so I dont really know where his heads at with that. I heard he mentioned it in some sort of magazine thing or whatever the other day, which was cool, but I think everybody else has been really outspoken and I think that theyre like ready to go whenever.”
Liam also admitted that he thinks Niall seems like the one whos most excited to reunite. “Niall was ready the day that we decided to stop. He was like, Im sure we come back in tomorrow boys! He was just ready to go.”
As Liam said, Harry did mention the possible return of One Direction during his interview with Rolling Stone for its Sept. issue. He didnt turn down the idea but he admitted its all about timing and if it feels right. “I dont know. I dont think Id ever say Id never do it again, because I dont feel that way,” he said. “If theres a time when we all really want to do it, thats the only time for us to do it, because I dont think it should be about anything else other than the fact that were all like, Hey, this was really fun. We should do this again. But until that time, I feel like Im really enjoying making musi
Politician-screenwriter M. Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday. He awas 94. Karunanidhi started his career as a screenwriter in Tamil films. His first film as a writer released in 1947, but appreciation came his way after his 1952 film Parasakthi. The 1952 film also marked the debut of Sivaji Ganeshan and was the story of a family that faces many trials during World War II. The film was criticised at the time of its release as its content was quite bold in terms of its ideology. Karunanidhi was not afraid of expressing his thoughts when it came to a films script. Many of his films spoke about subjects like widow remarriage, abolition of zamindari and untouchability among other issues. A few of his plays were banned in the 1950s because of their content. For him, cinema was a vehicle of presenting his political thoughts and ideologies. His last film as a screenwriter was Ponnar Shankar that released in 2011.
Darren Criss has decided that he will no longer play gay characters. Why? Because he doesnt want to be a straight actor taking potential roles from actors who actually identify as gay, he said in a recent interview with Bustle.
“There are certain [queer] roles that Ill see that are just wonderful,” he explained. “But I want to make sure I wont be another straight boy taking a gay mans role.”
Its quite a statement from the Emmy-winning actor, who is perhaps best known for playing queer characters including Blaine Anderson in Glee, Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace (for which he won a best-actor Emmy this year), and the titular role of Hedwig in the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Though Criss said its “been a real joy” to perform in projects like those, hes no longer comfortable playing these parts.
“The reason I say that is because getting to play those characters is inherently a wonderful dramatic experience,” he said. “It has made for very, very compelling and interesting people.”
As Bustle points out, some audiences consider it problematic when straight actors play queer characters, especially considering the general dearth of queer narratives in film and on television. Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, for example, got some flack for starring in Call Me by Your Name, a romantic drama based on the André Aciman novel of the same name. (Critics also accused the film of minimizing the explicit sexual content featured in Acimans original story.)
Criss has spoken candidly about playing gay characters in the past, saying in a Vulture interview earlier this year that he feels “very blessed in my career with being allowed in the gay community.”
“Its been such a huge part of my life, even pre-Glee. I come from San Francisco doing theater, man. Like, I was raised by gay men. Not literally at home, but you know, as a young kid doing theater, my friends were these men and women in their 20s, driving me home and getting me dinner. These were my adult figures in my life, so unconsciously Ive always had such affection for the life, whatever that means. So I guess inhabiting a gay voice is important to me because its a voice that I find inspiring.”
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas roka ceremony was held on August 18 in Mumbai. The function took place at Priyankas residence in the city, which was followed by an engagement bash later in the night. Cousin and Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra was one of the first celebs to arrive for the party. The actor sported a cute black dress and a million-dollar smile as she waved at the photographers. Priyankas mother Madhu Chopra also made a grand entrance at the venue as she smiled and blew kisses at shutterbugs.
Apart from family members, close friends of Priyanka from the industry were also seen at the event. Brahmastra actor Alia Bhatt, screenwriter Mushtaq Shiekh, Salman Khans sister Arpita Khan Sharma and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj were also photographed at the party. Loveratri actor Aayush Sharma and producer Ronnie Screwvala graced the function as well.
See photos from Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas engagement bash here:
Arpita Khan Sharma with screenwriter Mushtaq Shiekh (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj was seen at the event as well (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Alia Bhatt makes her entrance at PeeCee and Nicks bash (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Producer Ronnie Screwvala at PeeCee and Nicks party (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Loveratri actor Aayush Sharma at Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopas party (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Mukesh Ambani, Isha Ambani and Nita Ambani at Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopras party (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Earlier, on Saturday, both Nick and Priyanka made their relationship official and broke the news on their respective Instagram handles with a lovely post declaring their love for each other. After months of speculations and rumours, the American singing sensation and Bollywood star announced the happy news to the world. While nothing has been confirmed yet, the wedding will reportedly be held in October.
Written by Parth Khatau | Updated: November 15, 2018 12:07:22 am
Gaurav Chopra as Devdas and Sukhada Khandkekar as Paro in Devdas.
THE century-old novel Devdas caught the fancy of director Saif Hyder Hasan a couple of years ago, when a friend of his put together a stage production, based on the novel, in Sindhi. Unfortunately, they could manage to hold only one show of the play. When Hasan revisited the play for an ambitious theatrical experience, he remained faithful to the original story, by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
However, Hasan chose to introduce a twist and narrate the story from Chandramukhis point of view. Hasan recalls, “The first question I asked myself before I began scripting was, What happens to the characters of Paro and Chandramukhi after Devdass death? That is what my first scene is.”
In spite of not being a heroic character, there is something about the character Devdas that appeals to audiences. Hasan believes it is his sensitive nature and the story of unfulfilled love that draw people to the character and story. “Most people have experienced unfulfilled love in their lives. Devdass character is portrayed as someone being unable to let go. This strikes a chord with the audience. The drama in the story too is enthralling,” says Hasan. The play will premiere on November 16 at the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, at 7:30pm. Shows will continue till November 25.
Set in Bengal in the early 20th century, Devdas is played by Gaurav Chopra who believes the biggest challenge for the cast and crew has been to recreate that period. “The play is the directors tribute to the original classic. This leaves a very little margin for error and we have worked very hard over the past couple of months to make sure the audience enjoys the magic we are trying to create on stage,” says the actor, taking a break from hectic rehearsals going on at a studio in Bhandup.
Sukhada Khandkekar, who plays Paro, has been one of the earliest actors to be cast. “I have been associated with the play for a year. However, we started rehearsals around two-and-a-half months ago,” she said. One of the things in the play that Khandkekar enjoys the most is dancing. “Being a Kathak dancer, I really enjoy the dance sequences in the play. Whenever our choreographers, Shampa Gopikrishna and Bertwin DSouza, hold rehearsals, Im always so thrilled,” she adds. Manjari Phadnis, who plays Chandramukhi, says, “The play shows how Chandramukhis life changes after the death of Devdas. Saif sir has spent time on every single detail of my character.” Phadnis believes that this adaptation of the novel gives a kind of closure to all of the characters.
So far, there have been about 15 cinematic versions of Devdas in various Indian languages, one of the most popular being Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed movie featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead in 2002.
Speaking of Bhansalis film, Hasan says, “I have seen his film many times. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is like a guru to me. I take a lot of inspiration from the movie as he is a filmmaker with a distinct style. The way he uses pain as a metaphor and how he uses background music to transition scenes is unique.”