The xx ’s Oliver Sim has released the affecting video for his new song “Hideous,” where he discloses for the first time that he has been living with HIV since he was a teenager. The song appears on his first solo album, Hideous Bastard . It arrives on Sep. 9 via Young. The xx songwriter, bassist, and vocalist enlisted bandmate Jamie xx to produce the album inspired by Sim’s adoration of horror movies and deeply personal experiences. It features guest vocalist Jimmy Somerville, who has been a “powerful voice around HIV and AIDS for decades,” Sim said in a statement. Sim added: “He encouraged me to do the song for myself. He taught me ‘glamour’ is a Scottish word. And, most importantly, he reminded me to not take myself too seriously, no good comes from that!” The Yann Gonzalez-directed video for the song confronts the monsters and fears that haunt us — literally and figuratively. Sim explores loneliness and questions being “hideous” contrasted against buoying string … [Read more...] about The xx’s Oliver Sim Reveals He’s Been Living With HIV Since Age 17 in Moving ‘Hideous’ Video
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“Representation” was the word of the weekend as more than a dozen Asian artists took the stage Saturday for the second annual Head in the Clouds festival in Los Angeles . Dubbed by fans as the “Asian Coachella,” the single-day festival brought out more than 20,000 people, according to organizers 88rising , the Los Angeles-based music label and creative agency known for their roster of Asian acts like Rich Brian , Joji , and Higher Brothers, all of whom performed at the event. The show, which took over Los Angeles State Historic Park in downtown L.A., also marked the West Coast festival debut for K-Pop act, iKON , who first set foot on U.S. soil earlier this year, with a rousing showcase at SXSW. The boyband was also making one of their first appearances since founding member, Kim Han Bin, better known by his onstage moniker B.I, left the group in June, reportedly forced out by management over allegations that he attempted to buy marijuana (cannabis use is still … [Read more...] about Head in the Clouds: Rich Brian, K-Pop Group iKON at ‘Asian Coachella’
Sanjay Dutt has wowed one and all with his stunning performances. From the time of his debut in Rocky to his latest marvel wonder KGF 2 , Sanjay Dutt has never failed to astonish us with his craft. Currently, the star is raging high with the success of his latest role Adheera from the film KGF 2 and is also looking forward to the highly anticipated Shamshera along with reel life Sanju Ranbir Kapoor and Prithviraj with Manushi Chhillar and Akshay Kumar. Recently, Sanjay Dutt met Ranbir Kapoor who portrayed him in the film Sanju . In the recent video going viral on the internet, both the actors can be seen having a warm conversation with each other. As soon as this video surfaced on the internet, fans were enraptured to see Ranbir and Sanjay together. Citing the video, cinephiles exhibited their excitement by referring them as 'Reel life Sanju and Real Life Sanju’. View this post on Instagram … [Read more...] about Sanjay Dutt And Ranbir Kapoor – When Real Sanju Meets Reel Sanju!
Officer Christine “Chris” Alonso has turned in her badge. Original S.W.A.T. cast member Lina Esco is exiting the CBS procedural after five seasons. Calling it “one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make,” Esco said farewell to fans in a statement on social media. Her character Alonso, who is openly bisexual, worked her final shift in Sunday night’s season finale. “Bringing to life a strong, smart, bisexual character like Chris Alonso has been both a pleasure and a powerful opportunity to increase visibility for diverse women everywhere,” Esco wrote in a message on instagram. “Five years later, I am leaving S.W.A.T. to pursue new creative endeavors. Chris never backs down from the unknown and as an actor and director, I’m excited to step out of my comfort zone and embark on a new chapter, too.” “That said, she continued, “this is one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make. I’m forever grateful to my S.W.A.T. family – my fellow cast, writers, and … [Read more...] about Original ‘S.W.A.T.’ Cast Member Exits Ahead of Season 6
If Abigail Disney had listened to her financial advisers growing up, the heiress would have concentrated on one thing above all else: getting even richer. The granddaughter of The Walt Disney Company co-founder Roy O. Disney says of those early money managers, “They were really lovely, wonderful, nice people who had known me since I was a child… and they taught me some things that it took me a long time to break open and really unpack. Nobody said this out loud—this was just implied—but if you end your life without more than you started with, then you’ve somehow failed. And beyond that, your children should be better off than you were.” But with her, the imperative to compile wealth on top of wealth didn’t take. “I think that’s an appropriate thing, maybe in the middle class or the working class,” she notes. “But I started already with more than I need. Why would I want more or need more?” The social activist, philanthropist and documentary filmmaker has become a … [Read more...] about Abigail Disney Fearlessly Challenges Fellow One-Percenters On Distribution of Wealth — Deadline Disruptors
A stacked career, a rise and fall, and rockstar love story. Austin Butler’s portrayal of the the King of Rock & Roll in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is coming to theaters in just a month, and Warner Brothers just released its second official trailer . The trailer opens with a contextualization from a voiceover — “Our country itself is sick, and it’s lost its sense of direction – even its common decency” — about the reaction to Presley and his dance moves. Butler as Presley is then seen wiggling his pinky as the camera pans to Tom Hanks’ character Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager. “In that moment Elvis the man was sacrificed and Elvis the God was born.” The trailer then — backed by “ (If You’re Looking For) Trouble” — laces clips of Presley performing before a scene sees the King of Rock & Roll being taken away in a police car. The trailer gives a look at the rise of Presley’s career and the conflicts he faced throughout his life, especially the impact of his mother Gladys. … [Read more...] about Austin Butler’s Elvis Presley Becomes a God in New ‘Elvis’ Biopic Trailer
Dice Media, the long-form premium content studio by Pocket Aces, is gearing up for the launch of its next big show - India's first army anthology series called Bravehearts - The Untold Stories of Heroes. Riding high with their presence at the Cannes Film Festival this year as part of the India delegation, Pocket Aces unveiled the trailer of Bravehearts in front of a global audience on May 22, 2022 in the presence of Union Minister Mr. L. Murugan, Indian Ambassador to France Mr. Jawed Ashraf, Strategic Advisor and Head of Cannes Next Mr. Sten Saluveer, Additional Secretary I&B Ms. Neerja Sekhar, and NFDC Head of International Promotions & Special Projects Ms Sonal Mathur, among others. David Harbour Reveals He Has Known Stranger Things Ending For Years: It's Quite Moving And Beautiful Created in partnership with edtech giant Unacademy to mark the 75th year of India's independence, Bravehearts is a show about the families behind the heroes in our … [Read more...] about Dice Media Unveils Bravehearts Trailer At The Marché Du Film Festival De Cannes 2022