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Bollywood to shoot five films in Panama
Panama will become the setting for the filming of five Bollywood films after an actor from India, the country that produces the most feature films in the world per year, signed a deal with an Indian production company. Indian businessman Prabhakar Sharan, also an actor, producer and filmmaker, signed the deal with Eros International Media in the presence of Panamanian officials from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Miley Cyrus’ plane struck by lightning on its way to a concert in Paraguay
American pop star Miley Cyrus said on Wednesday her plane was struck by lightning while on its way to a concert near Paraguay’s capital, Asuncion, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. “To my fans and anyone worried after hearing about my flight to Asuncion. Our plane was caught in an unexpected severe storm and was struck by lightning,” she wrote on Twitter. His post included video from an airplane window showing flashing lightning outside.
Netflix rival NENT will offer live sports in Britain after launch
Swedish media group NENT, which plans to enter Britain later this year with its Viaplay streaming service, announced on Thursday that it will now add live sports to its range of content in the country. Known for its Nordic black crime series such as “The Bridge”, NENT is expanding to more than a dozen countries to compete with its biggest rivals Netflix and Disney+.
‘It’s a dream role’ – Pamela Anderson will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’
Former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson will make her Broadway debut in the hit musical “Chicago.” Anderson will appear on “Chicago” from April 12 to June 5 as Roxie Hart, which she calls “a dream role.” Roxie is a woman who sings and dances and knocks down her lover as easily as most people would swat a fly.
Sweden awards ABBA export award and says ‘Thanks for the music’
Supergroup ABBA won the Swedish Music Export Award on Wednesday for their contribution to Swedish music in 2021, during which they reformed and released their first new material in 40 years to surprise and delight fans. The group – Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – rose to the top of charts around the world last year with their new album.
Winning an Oscar nomination can net you praise, love and tons of freebies
For the 20th year, marketing firm Distinctive Assets is independently presenting the best Oscar-nominated actors and directors with a gift bag worth $138,000 this year. While every star could probably afford the items, Lash Fary, the company’s founder, said that’s beside the point. It’s a recognition of incredible performance and it’s a matter of business. And after two decades of donations, Fary said the process of getting items has gotten easier.
“The power of the dog” or “CODA”? The bets are on before the Oscars
Dark Western ‘The Power of the Dog’ is set to seal its Oscar winning streak on Sunday, but ‘CODA’, a coming-of-age story about the only hearing member of a deaf family, is closing in on the award. best movie, according to the bookmakers. Set on a ranch in 1920s Montana, “The Power of the Dog” has already won trophies this season, including Best Picture and Director for Jane Campion at the British Academy Film Awards.
British Vogue puts Queen Elizabeth on the cover to mark the platinum jubilee
A young Queen Elizabeth appears on the cover of British Vogue for its April issue, in what the fashion magazine called a tribute to the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee this year. The black and white photo was taken by photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones in the early years of Elizabeth’s 70-year reign. Armstrong-Jones, who died in 2017, was married to Elizabeth’s late sister, Princess Margaret, between 1960 and 1978.
Can a streaming service finally capture the Best Picture Oscar?
Since Amazon Studios’ 2016 film “Manchester by the Sea” became the first film from a streaming service to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, contestants have spent millions of dollars campaigning for a price that was out of reach. This year could be different. Apple TV+’s “CODA,” a heartwarming story about a deaf couple’s daughter torn between her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents, is a leading contender on Sunday for the most prestigious award in the film industry, having won top honors from the Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild.
The Oscars face a watershed moment to grow viewership
Three actresses will share hosting duties, fans will choose two awards, and some acceptance speeches will be recorded before the live broadcast. It’s part of a plan to shake up the TV broadcast of this year’s Oscars, which faces a crucial test on Sunday in an attempt to rebound from last year’s record ratings.
(With agency contributions.)