Brazilian soccer superstar Pele (real name Edson Arantes de Nascimento) has entered a palliative care unit at a Brazilian hospital, according to reports. The 82-year-old “Black Pearl” led Brazil to three World Cup championships in 1958, 1962, and 1970, and finished his career with the New York Cosmos. In the 1958 World Cup, he scored two goals in the championship game against Sweden Pele is being treated for colon cancer and also has a respiratory infection. He was hospitalized Tuesday for what was described as “a reassessment of chemotherapy treatment.” The cancer was detected last year, according to a statement from the Sao Paulo Hospital , the Folha de Sao Paulo reported. Despite his grave condition, Pele earlier told his 2.8 million Twitter followers that he was was feeling good after a career tribute in Qatar, which is currently hosting the World Cup. “Friends, I’m in the hospital doing my monthly visit,” he posted on Twitter. “It’s always good to … [Read more...] about Soccer Great Pele Enters End-Of-Life Care In Brazilian Hospital
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Written and directed by Saim Sadiq , Joyland has had a tumultuous trajectory this season. It burst out of the gate in Cannes as the first Pakistani film ever in the official selection, winning the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard and taking several awards later down the road. But after Pakistan entered it as the country’s candidate for the International Feature Oscar, things went sideways when the local Ministry of Information and Broadcasting banned the movie just one week before its release for containing “highly objectionable material.” Ultimately, the ban was reversed , but edits were required. RELATED: The Contenders International – Deadline’s Full Coverage The story follows a patriarchal family as they yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line, while their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theater and falls for a trans woman. The film explores a whole family, presenting a picture of a clan torn between modernity and … [Read more...] about ‘Joyland’ Filmmaker Saim Sadiq On Ban And Reverse Ban In Pakistan: “I Made The Film I Wanted To Make” – Contenders International
UPDATE: In his first interview since revealing earlier this year that he has stomach cancer , Toby Keith says he is “thinking about getting back into fighting shape.” While acknowledging that his illness is “pretty debilitating, Keith added, “as long as everything stays hunky-dory, then we’ll look at something good in the future.” Keith spoke to CMT Hot 20 Countdown on his condition. He said that “I need a little bit of time to just rest up and heal up.” Keith made his illness public in June, canceling dates as he took time for treatment. But he’s done a few public appearances, including one performance in November at the Jeff Ruby Steakhouse in Lexington, KY, where he performed “I Love This Bar” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.” Earlier this week, Keith posted a sweet photo of himself on Instagram with a young cancer patient, writing alongside it, “Thumbs up if you’re celebrating #GivingTuesday by donating to the @tkfoundation1! Your donations … [Read more...] about Country Music Star Toby Keith Reveals He Is Thinking Of Getting Back As He Battles Stomach Cancer
No Taylor? No peace! A gaggle of Taylor Swift fans are suing Ticketmaster over its botched November 15 ticket sale for her Eras Tour. The fans collective are suing the company for “fraud, price-fixing, and antitrust violations,” accusing it of “intentional deception” that allowed scalpers to buy most of the tickets. Ticketmaster controls the primary ticket sales market, and has a stake in the secondary market as well. The lawsuit alleges they were “eager to allow” scalpers into the presale event in order to collect extra fees on resold tickets. The lawsuit ( read it here ) contends that even if there was no intentional collusion, the company wasn’t prepared for the ticketing onslaught, an accusation Swift herself has made. Named in the lawsuit is L.A. County, the location of Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation . The lawsuit asks for the court to hit the company with a civil fine of $2,500 per violation, which would add up to a substantial amount for a … [Read more...] about Ticketmaster Sued By Taylor Swift Fans Over Ticketing Debacle
Prime Video has released a very bloody look at it’s upcoming college-set The Boys spinoff, Gen V . A trailer dropped Saturday during CCXP doesn’t reveal much about the plot, but does give peak at the cast of characters, led by The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ‘s Jaz Sinclair. Set at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (run by Vought International), Gen V explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school’s top ranking. Whatever is going down at that school involves a lot of bloodshed, as indicated by the many shots of the cast completely covered in blood (and the one of someone scraping organs off a sidewalk). You can watch the entire trailer below. The series also starts Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi. … [Read more...] about ‘Gen V’ Trailer Reveals A Blood-Soaked First Look At ‘The Boys’ College Spinoff Series
The moon colony is closing down as AMC+ will not proceed with a second season of Moonhaven . Word of the cancellation comes four months after the dystonic sci-fi series was renewed for a second season and days after AMC Networks announced sweeping cost-cutting measures as CEO Christina Spade stepped down, which included laying off 20% of its U.S. staff, and write-downs for up to $475 millio n as it restructures its business. Up to $400 million of that is for content-related moves the company calls “strategic programming assessments” In a SEC filing, AMC Networks said that “programming assessments pertain to a broad mix of owned and licensed content, including legacy television series and films that will no longer be in active rotation on the company’s linear or digital platforms.” The reverse of Moonhaven’ s renewal decision is part of that effort, I hear. The show’s demise is still surprising given the fact that AMC Networks touted its strong performance, and, in light … [Read more...] about ‘Moonhaven’ Canceled: AMC+ Reverses Season 2 Renewal Amid Programming Write-Downs
Hulk Hogan is vowing to drop the legal hammer on a "nephew" who's pushing a reality show about finding the perfect 3-some ... telling TMZ Sports he's a DISGRACE to the Hogan name. The man behind the reality show is David Bollea -- who calls himself King David Hogan ... a pro-MMA fighter who last stepped in the ring back in 2012 and claims to be Hogan's "nephew." King David is trying to shop a reality show called, "My Girlfriend Wants a Girlfriend" ... in which he sorts through 16 different ladies to find the perfect addition to their freaky sexual lifestyle. But Hulk is PISSED -- telling TMZ Sports he barely knows the guy and can't believe he would try to cash in on the Hogan name without permission. "I've only met him twice in my entire life ... he knows nothing about the Hogan family, the Hogan name and has no right to use it," Hulk says. And now for the threat ... "I will pursue legal action against him for diminishing the Hogan brand." Ball's in … [Read more...] about Hulk Hogan — Threatens ‘Nephew’ Over Bisexual Reality Show … You’re Not a Real Hogan!