YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Microsoft chief Satya Nadella were skedded to join 2,500 politicians, business and nonprofit leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland this week as the annual gathering kneecapped by Covid is back in person. It reconvenes, a bit subdued, at a critical moment with the world staggering under food scarcity, raging fuel prices and war. There’s usually a sprinkling of snow on the pines at the toney mountain resort, about a seven-hour drive from the Cannes Film Festival. The showbiz presence is also scant at an event that over the years has hosted Hollywood and music royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Sharon Stone, Goldie Hawn, Bono, Peter Gabriel and Will.I.Am. Davos is the place where assembled dignitaries tittered and booed a boastful speech by former President Donald Trump in 2018, but weren’t laughing when he returned in 2020. In 2021, the event was virtual. This year, it … [Read more...] about Davos World Economic Forum Back In Person; No Snow Or Stars As Politicians, CEOs Hold Court North Of Cannes
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Toker extraordinaire Wiz Khalifa believes a single concert is worth 666 pounds of pot ... so he claims in a new lawsuit over a cancelled show. Wiz filed the case against concert promoter It's My Party, Inc., claiming the company booked the rapper to perform at George Mason University and pulled the plug at the last minute. According to the suit ... It's My Party promised Wiz $85,000, plus a cut of the profits, but never paid. Now Wiz wants a cool million, claiming the cancellation seriously damaged his reputation -- seriously. It's My Party has fired back, claiming Wiz is blowing smoke ... ticket sales for the 7,000-seat arena tanked, plus the company never signed on the dotted line so it's not obligated to pay anything. FUN FACT: You can buy 1 million Taco Bell soft tacos for a million bucks, and 2 million Jack in the Box tacos. … [Read more...] about Wiz Khalifa Sues Over Concert — My Reputation Has Gone to Pot
Brett Morgen vividly remembers the first time he met David Bowie . When the Thin White Duke insults your work, it tends to burn deep into your memory. It was 2007, at which point Morgen had been a filmmaker for over a decade and had made documentaries on boxers ( On the Ropes ), Black music in America (the Say It Loud series), legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans ( The Kid Stays in the Picture ) and the Chicago 10 ( Chicago 10 ). He had this idea for a collaboration with Bowie on what he called “a sort-of hybrid experimental film.” A lifelong fan, he was beyond excited when the rock star agreed to a meeting. And then, Morgen recalls over a Zoom call from his home in Los Angeles, the sit-down with Bowie and his associates started getting “a little contentious. He went from dismissive to just ripping into one of my movies. I felt like I was being tested. Right after he laid into me, someone asked, ‘What’s your favorite Bowie album, Brett?’ I said, ‘Well, to be quite … [Read more...] about ‘When You Eliminate the Wikipedia, You Arrive at the Personal’: Inside the Making of ‘Moonage Daydream’
Yesterday (May 22, 2022), the trailer of Raj Mehta's directorial venture Jug Jugg Jeeyo got unveiled on YouTube and guess what? The trailer has been receiving positive response from netizens. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Maniesh Paul and Prajakta Kohli in the lead roles. While the movie deals with the complexities of relationships, it also promises a ride full of laughter and drama. In the film, Varun plays a married man who is keen to divorce his wife (played by Kiara). However, things take a drastic turn when he learns that his father (played by Anil Kapoor) is having an extra-marital affair and he is also planning to divorce his wife (played Neetu Kapoor). Reacting to the trailer, a netizen wrote, "Trailer of #JugJuggJeeyo is colourful, vibrant and takes you to the world of typical Bollywood film where lead protagonists celebrate and live life to the fullest . Ample emotions, good music and fresh pairs will be … [Read more...] about Jug Jugg Jeeyo Trailer Takes Twitter By Storm!
Kanye West got mad ... real mad (Joe Jackson) ... at a paparazzi in Miami last night ... after the snapper fired off some questions about Kim's ex-BF Reggie Bush . Kanye and Kim Kardashian were leaving a dinner date in Miami Beach, when the photog -- NOT OURS -- shouted, "Kim did you know Reggie is here [in Miami] having dinner?" The pap continued, "Did you wanna go congratulate him on his pregnancy?" That's when Kanye snapped -- angrily rushing after the female pap after grasping for her camera -- but never actually striking the woman. Kim was smiling during the entire confrontation. K&K then got into a waiting Rolls Royce Phantom and left the scene. Afterward, the pap told other photogs, "Kanye West just tried to beat me up." It definitely ain't the first time Kanye's gone crazy on a snapper -- trust us, we know ... 'cause he SMASHED THE HELL out of a TMZ camera at LAX back in 2008. … [Read more...] about Kanye West — FLIPS OUT Over Reggie Bush Questions
EXCLUSIVE : Gersh has signed actor, writer and producer David Koechner ( Anchorman ) for representation. Koechner is perhaps best known for his turn as Michael Scott’s pal Todd Packer on NBC’s The Office , and as the Anchorman films’ Champ Kind. He currently co-hosts A&E’s America’s Top Dog and plays Bill Lewis on ABC’s The Goldbergs , having recently appeared on ABC’s Bless This Mess , CBS’s Superior Donuts , Showtime’s Twin Peaks , Comedy Central’s Another Period and IFC’s Stan Against Evil . Koechner voices recurring characters on Fox’s American Dad , as well as on Netflix’s series F is for Family and The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants . Recent projects on the film side include the dramedy Then Came You with Asa Butterfield , Maisie Williams and Nina Dobrev; Sean McEwen’s dramatic comedy Braking for Whales with Tom Felton and Wendi McLendon-Covey; Roman White’s Netflix pic A Week Away ; Cody Calahan’s horror-comedy Vicious Fun ; and … [Read more...] about ‘The Office’ And ‘Anchorman’ Actor David Koechner Signs With Gersh
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, profoundly known as the King of versatility is one of the most notable and talented actors in the world. Not only is Nawaz being hailed for his creative intelligence in his own country but is also being awarded on an international forum. Recently, Nawazuddin Siddiqui received an award for Excellence in Cinema at the prestigious French Riviera Film Festival at the hands of two-time Emmy Award-winner, American actor-producer Vincent De Paul. This is one of the biggest moments in Nawaz's life, as it adds more credibility to his work and has made India proud. But this is not the first time when Nawazuddin Siddiqui has brought accolades back home also happens to be the recipient of most international awards in India. Previously the actor was chosen as one of the delegates to receive awards on the behalf of the nation at the Cannes Film Festival 2022. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is one of the most famous stars who attended the French … [Read more...] about Nawazuddin Siddiqui Awarded For Excellence In Cinema At French Riviera Film Festival In Cannes
The long-delayed seventh entry in the Mission: Impossible action film series is just out of reach in its first official teaser trailer. Dead Reckoning Part One is set for release on July 14, 2023 as the first of two sequels following up Fallout , the latest installment released back in 2018. Dead Reckoning places Tom Cruise ’s Ethan Hunt at the center of a power-hungry fight for control. “Your days of fighting for the so-called greater good are over,” Henry Czerny’s Eugene Kittridge tells him. “This is our chance to control the truth – the concepts of right and wrong for everyone for centuries to come. You’re fighting to save an ideal that doesn’t exist. It never did. You need to pick a side.” The film also stars Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, and more. The Christopher McQuarrie-directed film is classic Cruise – all car-chases, close calls, explosions, and elaborate action sequences. Dead Reckoning Part One was set for a … [Read more...] about Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt Is Forced to Pick a Side in ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1’ Trailer
Before Inigo Philbrick became known as the art world’s “ mini-Madoff ,” he cultivated a reputation as a wunderkind gallerist. A bon vivant with boyish good looks and even better connections, Philbrick opened two of his own art galleries by his early 30s. Philbrick had enjoyed the backing of a top gallerist and the trust of seasoned collectors. He boasted a comely girlfriend and had ingratiated himself with her family. Philbrick, as it would turn out, was a scammer. He pleaded guilty on Nov. 18, 2021 to one count of wire fraud. At the time, the then 34-year-old Philbrick admitted in court that between 2016 and 2019, he “knowingly engaged” in a scheme to rake in cash using “material representations and omissions” in his business deals, including shady tactics like peddling more shares in an artwork than actually existed. He will be sentenced Monday afternoon for the $86 million fraud. Papers submitted in advance of his sentencing paint a comprehensive, and complicated, … [Read more...] about The Art World’s ‘Mini Madoff’ Faces Sentencing for His $86 Million Fraud
A fresh outbreak of monkeypox in Europe and the United States in recent weeks isn’t just a threat to public health. It’s also a warning sign. More and more dangerous viruses, having evolved in animal populations, are jumping to the human population. Bird flu. MERS. SARS-CoV-1. And of course SARS-CoV-2, which has killed 6.3 million people since the very first infection in Wuhan, China, 30 months ago. It’s not hard to see why these animal-to-human “zoonotic” viral outbreaks are getting more severe and more frequent. We’re chopping down more of the forests where animals live, exposing them to us and us to them. Climate change and the illicit wildlife trade only make the problem worse. As deforestation surges, so does the risk of viral outbreaks. “The combination of climate change, population density and urban expansion is worrisome because I think we will continue to see novel viruses with the capacity to cause human disease,” said Stephanie James, the head of … [Read more...] about Is Monkeypox Just the Beginning?