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Hong Kong moves to censor films on national security grounds

Hong Kong moves to censor films on national security grounds

Asia, China, Entertainment, MOVIES, MUSIC
Filmmakers will now be vetted to ensure their films do not criticize mainland China. Effective immediately, the move signals a further choking of expression by Beijing. New censorship guidelines go into effect for Hong Kong's film industry Friday as the government there seeks to assist Beijing in rooting out any anti-China sentiment. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region announced that censorship guidelines on the island had been expanded to cover "any act which may amount to an offense endangering national security." "When considering a film as a whole and its effect on the viewers, the censor should have regard to his duties to prevent and suppress acts or activities endangering national security, and the common responsibility of the people of Hong K...

Ben Affleck’s ex Jennifer Garner ‘gives Jennifer Lopez seal of approval’ amid Bennifer reunion claims

CELEBRITY, Entertainment, FAMILY, MOVIES, MUSIC
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have reportedly reunited (Picture: Getty) Jennifer Garner has given Jennifer Lopez her ‘seal of approval’ amid rumoured Ben Affleck reunion, it has been claimed. The Batman actor and Love Don’t Cost A Thing singer have sparked intense speculation they have reunited, 17 years after they called time on their romance. The former couple, dubbed Bennifer, have been pictured together but have yet to address the dating rumours. But while they have yet to speak out, Ben’s ex-wife Jennifer Garner – who he shares children Seraphina, Violet and Samuel with, is reportedly happy with their budding relationship. ‘JLo has Jennifer Garner’s seal of approval,’ an insider told Us Weekly. ‘JLo thinks Jennifer is a kind and wonderful person and an amazing mother....

Stacey Solomon And Joe Swash Announce Baby News In Sweetest Way

CELEBRITY, Entertainment, FAMILY, MOVIES, MUSIC
“We are growing another pickle,” the Loose Women star revealed. Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash have announced they are expecting their second child together with a sweet family photo. The Loose Women star revealed she was pregnant on Instagram saying she has “never been so grateful”. She posted a photo with her and Joe’s two-year old son, Rex, and her sons, Leighton and Zachary, from her previous relationships to announce they were expanding their family.  “We are growing another pickle,” the 31-year-old wrote. “We’ve never felt so grateful… I have no words. We didn’t think we would get the chance. https://17a659668df985a62c11507518d2bf6a.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html “We love you all to the moon and back. Lots of love From...

Harrison Ford told youngster he was Indiana Jones’ stunt double while shooting Indy 5

CELEBRITY, Entertainment, MOVIES
Tom Butler·Senior EditorWed, 9 June 2021, 1:45 pm·2-min read Harrison Ford filming in Grosmont, North Yorkshire (North Yorkshire County Council/PA) Harrison Ford told a young fan he is Indiana Jones’s stunt double when the star was spotted on location in North Yorkshire, the boy’s mother has revealed. The 78-year-old actor tipped his famous hat when he was seen in the village of Grosmont, where scenes for the fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones series are in production. Ford had emerged from a tunnel in the village – which has a stop on the North Yorks Moors Railway – when eight-year-old Evan Laven noticed him. Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount) The youngster asked if he was Indiana Jones, said his mother Vicki, a deputy hea...

Spice Girls fans outraged as Victoria Beckham launches £80 T-shirts for Pride charity

CELEBRITY, Entertainment, GIRLS, MOVIES, MUSIC, TEENAGERS, Youth
The singer-turned-designer releases a new design each year and after facing criticism in 2020, she's announced that 100% of the proceeds will go to charity this time around. Victoria Beckham has been slammed by Spice Girls fans after launching a Pride T-shirt with a massive price tag of £80. The 47 year old, who recently shared an incredible Spice Girls throwback snap, took to her Instagram to share the new design with her 28.9 million followers, posting a clip of herself with her former bandmates all dressed in the printed T-shirts. The top, modelled by Victoria, Geri Halliwell, 48, Mel C, 47, Mel B, 46, and 45 year old Emma Button, features rainbow-coloured words that read: "proud and wannabe your lover," – referencing their hit 1996 debut single. In the caption, she tol...
Sylvester Stallone Got An Epic Rambo: Last Blood Statue For His Birthday

Sylvester Stallone Got An Epic Rambo: Last Blood Statue For His Birthday

CELEBRITY, CINEMA, Entertainment, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, Youth
Sylvester Stallone poses with a statue of his character John Rambo from Rambo: Last Blood, which was an epic early birthday gift for the actor. Sylvester Stallone received an epic early gift for his July 6th birthday, a statue that commemorated the film Rambo: Last Blood and his character John Rambo. Stallone has portrayed Rambo, a homeless Vietnam veteran forced to relive the trauma of his past and return to a life where he physically fights his enemies for the better part of almost 40 years. Stallone has become an icon for many Vietnam veterans who were ignored by society upon their return from serving the United States overseas. In Rambo: Last Blood, the Vietnam war veteran was forced to confront the demons of his life as he embarked on a final mission to save two women he fo...
Who Owns The Film Rights To Spider-Woman? Her Weird Situation Explained

Who Owns The Film Rights To Spider-Woman? Her Weird Situation Explained

CINEMA, Entertainment, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, Youth
Spider-Woman is finally making her big-screen debut in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 - but her film rights are surprisingly complicated. Issa Rae has been cast as Spider-Woman in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2, and here's how Sony are able to use the character and the situation with her rights explained. In 1977, Marvel Comics readers were introduced to a new superhero called Spider-Woman. Jessica Drew actually had no direct relationship to Spider-Man; unlike many gender-flipped heroes she was a completely separate character, with distinctive powers and a backstory that's nothing to do with radioactive spider-bites. Marvel created Spider-Woman (and other characters like her, such as She-Hulk) for an amusing reason; the comic book publisher simply wanted to secure the ...
Tom Hiddleston Reacts To Matt Damon Returning As Fake Loki In Thor 4

Tom Hiddleston Reacts To Matt Damon Returning As Fake Loki In Thor 4

CINEMA, Entertainment, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, Youth
Tom Hiddleston shares his thoughts on Matt Damon reprising his role as the fake Loki in Marvel Cinematic Universe's upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. Tom Hiddleston shares his thoughts on Matt Damon reprising his role as the fake Loki in Marvel Cinematic Universe's upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. Plot details regarding the fourth installment in the Chris Hemsworth-fronted series are still unknown. However, fans will see the return of Natalie Portman's astrophysicist Jane Foster and her transformation into the female iteration of the God of Thunder known as The Mighty Thor. Love and Thunder will also include the returns of co-writer/director Taika Waititi's Korg, Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster and the Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as the introduction to Ch...
Celeb Couples Are Fun, But These Hollywood Friendships Are the Definition of Meant-to-Be

Celeb Couples Are Fun, But These Hollywood Friendships Are the Definition of Meant-to-Be

CELEBRITY, Entertainment, MOVIES, MUSIC, TEENAGERS, Youth
From Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence—if these celebrity squads are ever looking for a new member, we volunteer as tribute! If this past year-plus has taught us anything it's that teachers and nurses aren't paid nearly enough and leggings can absolutely be considered pants. (Sorry, not sorry, pants purists.) Also, friends are, like, really, really, really important. Because when forced to lock it down, forgoing birthday parties and boozy brunches and book clubs and any manner of other IRL activity, we all found ways to maintain our bonds digitally. We Zoomed our faces off, made online parties, showers, even weddings a thing and leaned heavily into technology to find ways to be there for our besties even when we couldn't be there. ...
Super aggregation key to growth of Africa’s video and entertainment services

Super aggregation key to growth of Africa’s video and entertainment services

Entertainment, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, MOVIES, MUSIC, TEENAGERS, Youth
The future of global content consumption lies in what the industry terms ‘super aggregation,’ the idea that with the increasingly competitive subscription service market – including Video-on-Demand (VoD), music, e-books, sports, e-learning, gaming, fitness, e commerce and more – consumers will want, or eventually need to, consolidate their accessibility and payments through a single ‘perfect bundle’ from a service provider, writes Amdocs Media’s (www.Amdocs.com) VP for Africa, Gary Finch. With their large client bases and local insights, operators and OTT Brands in Africa are well-placed to become super aggregators or expand their existing offerings to create a more comprehensive, unified media experience. By offering attractive and seamless ‘super bundling’ options, operators will...
Ben Affleck puffs on a cigarette after visit from on-again flame Jennifer Lopez in LA… as the rekindled pair make ‘summer plans’ together

Ben Affleck puffs on a cigarette after visit from on-again flame Jennifer Lopez in LA… as the rekindled pair make ‘summer plans’ together

Entertainment, MOVIES, MUSIC, TEENAGERS, Youth
Ben Affleck was seen puffing away on a cigarette in the driver's seat of his car, as he left on-again flame Jennifer Lopez's residence in Los Angeles, California. The two-time Oscar winner, 48, sported a full-grown beard and tousled hair as he glanced down whilst driving, the nearly finished cigarette hanging from his lips. Earlier in the day, the 51-year-old superstar was seen swinging by Affleck's Brentwood abode, as per photos obtained by Page Six. The sightings come as the starry lovebirds, who first broke things off way back in early 2004, are said to be making plans for a fun-filled summer together. A source recently revealed to Peoplethat the pair are 'are discussing summer plans,' adding that they 'want to spend as much time together as possible' despite the fact t...
Mission: Impossible 7 Shuts Down Production Due To Positive Covid-19 Result

Mission: Impossible 7 Shuts Down Production Due To Positive Covid-19 Result

Entertainment, MOVIES
Tom Cruise is currently filming the latest Mission: Impossible sequel in the UK. Production on the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequel has been shut down after a member of the crew tested positive for Covid-19. Until recently, Mission: Impossible 7 had been filming in the UK, but this has been put on pause for the next two weeks to allow “those involved” to self-isolate. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, a production spokesperson said: “We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until 14 June, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing. “We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.” Mission: Impossible 7 has been hit with several roadblocks since it began production last year, when it ...
Kim Kardashian reveals the reason she is divorcing Kanye West

Kim Kardashian reveals the reason she is divorcing Kanye West

Entertainment, MOVIES, MUSIC, TEENAGERS, Youth
Kim Kardashian opens up about her emotional divorce from Kanye. The latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians aired last night and Kim Kardashian spilled the beans on her divorce from Kanye West. This is the first time Kim has opened up about the high profile divorce, and in very Kim K fashion, it got emotional. Kim snapped at her family over cookies that had been gifted to her, but Khloe knew the anger was coming from a different place entirely. Khloe said: "Kim has been struggling privately behind [the] camera about her relationship, and it’s tough because Kim is clearly redirecting so much of her frustration and sadness and anger and sometimes you just take things out on something that has nothing to do with what you’re going through." Khloe spoke to her sist...
AMC Entertainment touches dizzy heights as it offers free popcorn to retail investors

AMC Entertainment touches dizzy heights as it offers free popcorn to retail investors

Entertainment, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, USA, Youth
The stock reached record levels as the 'memestock' saga is far from being over The AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE:AMC) story is far from being over as shares nearly doubled with retail investors being wooed with free popcorn. The cinema operator closed up 95.2% at US$62.55 on Wednesday, with the stock climbing further in after hours trading to US$68. According to the latest closing price, the ‘memestock’ is valued at US$28bn. In what seemed a nod to the brigade of Reddit traders, chief executive Adam Aron announced that US-based shareholders will receive free large popcorn alongside other “special offers” when signing up for the company’s updates. Unfortunately, international investors can still sign up but they won’t receive snacks for now. ccording to analyst...

James Bond: 5 Key Things To Know About 007’s Franchise After Amazon’s MGM Purchase

Entertainment, MOVIES, MUSIC, TEENAGERS, Youth
Amazon, a company of deep pockets and great ambitions, has just bought MGM Studios for a cool $8.45 billion. It feels pretty huge to be reporting this acquisition, but it’s not the silver bullet some might hope for. In fact, one of the frequent topics of discussion is how things might work for the James Bond franchise in the post-acquisition age. It’s a subject worth parsing out, as almost 60 years have passed the 007 franchise first associated with that studio as its default home base. Without further ado, here are six key things to know about the James Bond property after Amazon’s big MGM purchase. EON Productions Is The Heart Of Power In The 007 Series First and foremost, it's worth noting MGM doesn’t own the rights to the James Bond series outright. Traditionally the stu...

Netflix’s New Releases Coming in June 2021

Entertainment, MOVIES, MUSIC, NETFLIX, TEENAGERS, Youth
Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will hit the streaming service next month. Kevin Hart’s Fatherhood and new episodes of the TV series Lupin and Too Hot to Handle are among the highly anticipated titles set to hit Netflix next month. Originally set to be released by Sony, Fatherhood stars Hart as a man who loses his wife shortly after childbirth and has to raise their newborn baby on his own. The streamer is presenting the film with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. The movie, based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy, was directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy, In Good Company, Little Fockers) from a script he co-wrote with Dana Stevens. Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd and Paul Reiser also star in Fat...

The 15 best new Hollywood movies in cinemas this summer, from A Quiet Place Part II to Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Entertainment, MOVIES, MUSIC, TEENAGERS, Youth
Sound-sensitive aliens are back on the rampage in A Quiet Place Part II, and Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his musical In the Heights to the big screen Black Widow is a stand-alone adventure for Scarlett Johansson’s first female Avenger, while Hugh Jackman stars in new sci-fi drama Reminiscence The summer of 2020 is sure to go down as one of the most bizarre in movie-going history, in large part because hardly anyone went to the movies. The global pandemic saw cinemas closed for much of the year, forcing Hollywood studios to pull their biggest titles from the schedule. With the exception of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, followed by Disney’s Souland the superhero movie Wonder Woman 1984at Christmas, 2020 was pretty much devoid of big-budget tentpole releases. A year on and most of those ...
Why Terminator Would Have Ruined Mel Gibson’s Career

Why Terminator Would Have Ruined Mel Gibson’s Career

Entertainment, HOLLYWOOD, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, USA, Youth
Mad Max star Mel Gibson chose against playing the Terminator, and missing out on the blockbuster part helped the versatile actor avoid being typecast. Mad Max star Mel Gibson turned down the title role in The Terminator, and the actor’s career trajectory in the years since proves that he was right to do so. Released in 1984, future Aliens director James Cameron’s original Terminator was a gritty, violent sci-fi horror that proved a huge hit at the box office and catapulted Arnold Schwarzenegger to superstardom thanks to his terrifying turn as the titular killer. Schwarzenegger had seen some success with earlier outings such as Conan the Barbarian, but playing the eponymous near-mute android assassin proved a perfect fit for his imposing physique and off-kilter delivery. Biza...
This Arnold Schwarzenegger Flick Is the #3 Movie on Netflix (& It Has a Murder Mystery Twist)

This Arnold Schwarzenegger Flick Is the #3 Movie on Netflix (& It Has a Murder Mystery Twist)

Entertainment, HOLLYWOOD, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, USA, Youth
This throwback Arnold Schwarzenegger movie is a total must-watch. (And no, we’re not talking about The Terminator.) Introducing Sabotage, which originally hit theaters back in 2014. Now that it’s available to watch on Netflix, it’s already claimed the number three spot on the streaming service’s list of most-watched films. (It’s currently ranked behind Army of the Dead and The Woman in the Window.) So, what’s it about? Sabotage (which is loosely based on Agatha Christie’s classic novel And Then There Were None) introduces viewers to John “Breacher” Wharton (Schwarzenegger), the leader of the DEA’s Special Operations Team. Join Wharton and his team as they take on their latest assignment, which involves raiding a violent drug cartel’s safe house. They complete the mission ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger Reportedly Wants To Return For New Total Recall Movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reportedly Wants To Return For New Total Recall Movie

Entertainment, HOLLYWOOD, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, MOVIES, TEENAGERS, USA, Youth
With the exception of the Terminator franchise, his recurring cameos in Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables series and 1984’s Conan the Destroyer, Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn’t revisited any of his most famous movies, but that hasn’t been due to a lack of trying on the part of either the various studios involved or the action hero himself. The actor has turned down the opportunity to make a cameo appearance in every Predator to follow in the wake of John McTiernan’s classic original, writer Steven E. De Souza admitted that he penned a Commando sequel, James Cameron toyed with the idea of True Lies 2 for a while, Twins sequel Triplets has languished in development hell for decades, and Kindergarten Cop 2 eventually arrived straight to video sixteen years after the original with Dolph Lu...