On a sunny Saturday in February, two policemen on a motorcycle stop Jhon Jairo “Popeye” Velásquez as he walks down the driveway of a dilapidated mansion near Medellin, Colombia. The estate belonged to a former associate of late drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who was killed in 1993, reportedly by Colombian police aided by U.S. Special Forces .. Velásquez, who worked for Escobar, is giving a tour of his old mob hangouts and discussing his future in film and politics. The beat cops aren’t here to arrest him. “We’re intrigued by him,” says the more boyish of the patrolmen, who was born the year Escobar was killed. “It’s really cool to hear the story.” If the officer had been born 20 years earlier, he might have been one of over 500 policemen Velásquez and other assassins from Escobar’s Medellín Cartel murdered in a bloody war against the Colombian government. Instead, he gives Velásquez his patrol number in case of emergency and the policemen ride away. Related Inside 'El … [Read more...] about From Escobar Hitman to YouTube Star: Meet Jhon Jairo ‘Popeye’ Velasquez
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A while ago, when actress Malaika Arora shared a picture on her Instagram page flaunting a ring, fans assumed that she's already exchanged rings with her beau Arjun Kapoor. Well, if you also believed the same, sorry to break your bubble, Malaika wasn't flaunting her engagement ring. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Malaika Arora (@malaikaaroraofficial) Yes, you read it right! Those who seem to misunderstand the post of Malaika, didn't read the caption that read, "How dreamy is this Ring, love love love it? Happiness Starts Here!!! Checkout @ornaz_com If you're planning to pop the question for the love of your life, their Engagement Rings are absolutely gorgeous. You can get your Ring customized too, isn't it amazing? Swipe left to see the details of my ring?" Notably, Malaika was not announcing her engagement with Arjun, but was simply promoting a brand. Many netizens … [Read more...] about Did Malaika Arora Hint At Being Engaged To Arjun Kapoor?
Music videos are the current trend! We have seen many celebrities, especially former Bigg Boss contestants and popular jodis featuring in Hindi music videos. Now, Punjabi entertainment industry seems to be catching up on the trend. Recently, Shivangi Joshi and Jasmin Bhasin featured in Punjabi music videos. Also, Bigg Boss 14 winner Rubina Dilaik featured along with ex- Bigg Boss contestant Paras Chhabra in 'Galat'. All of which were huge hits and also trending on YouTube. Now, Bigg Boss 14 fame Arshi Khan is all set to make her debut in Punjabi entertainment industry through a music video. While talking to Filmibeat, Arshi Khan revealed that she is excited about her first Punjabi music video. A source close to the project informed Filmibeat, "Arshi was approached many times before for featuring in Punjabi music and films. But looking to her other work commitments the deal couldn't materialise. Here in Punjab, people are crazy about Arshi and … [Read more...] about Exclusive! Arshi Khan Is Excited About Her First Punjabi Music Video
Darius Marder ’s Sound of Metal went into 2019’s Toronto International Film Festival without a distributor. Now, a year-and-a-half on, it’s a six-time Oscar nominee and perhaps the most hard-fought of all of this year’s crop of Best Picture candidates. Joe Utichi meets Marder and stars Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci to take stock of a film that transformed its key players in ways they hadn’t expected. They say Oscar loves a narrative, and they don’t come much more inspiring than Sound of Metal ’s. Even before he got his debut feature to set, Darius Marder spent more than a decade honing his tale about a heavy metal drummer and recovering addict who loses his hearing, butting up against the many hard realities of filmmaking that told him a movie like this could not work. As he did it, he learned more and more about deaf culture, and heard moving stories about people pursuing recovery in dedicated deaf sober houses. In Riz Ahmed, he found an actor willing to immerse so fully … [Read more...] about How ‘Sound Of Metal’ Changed Everything For Riz Ahmed, Darius Marder & Paul Raci, Even Before It Earned Six Oscar Nominations
Peacock is building up its non-scripted slate. The streamer has ordered DIY series Backyard Blowout and Create the Escape as it looks to expands its kids and family programming. Both shows are from Departure Films, the production company behind HGTV’s Beach Flip and Universal Kids’ Get Out of My Room. Backyard Blowout is a renovation series that empowers kids to take charge of the family’s backyard to rebuild it and create a new space for the entire family. They have to balance the fun of their imaginations with the responsibility of their family’s needs. It is hosted by Waffles & Mochi’s Jonathan Kidder and design expert Sana Garner. Create the Escape is a series that allows kids to create, design and build their very own escape rooms. With the help of design professionals, the kids will bring their escape rooms to life before challenging parents or family members to escape in an allotted time. Related Story ‘Queer As Folk’ Reboot Picked … [Read more...] about Kids DIY Shows ‘Backyard Blowout’ & ‘Create The Escape’ Land At Peacock