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Afghan refugee shares secret story in acclaimed film ‘Flee’
When filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen was 15, an Afghan teenager arrived in his rural Danish village. Rumor has it that the youngster fled after his entire family was killed and made the long journey on foot to the Scandinavian country. Over time, the two became close friends, but it took nearly 20 years for the Afghan refugee, now a successful academic, to feel ready to tell Rasmussen what really happened.
Podcaster Joe Rogan receives $100 million offer from Trump-affiliated site Rumble
Rumble Inc, a YouTube-style website popular among American conservatives, offered Joe Rogan $100 million over four years for all his shows, days after the podcaster apologized for using racial slurs in his contents. Rogan is also facing backlash for misinformation about COVID-19 on his Spotify-hosted program after singer-songwriters such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell pulled their content from the streaming platform.
Mandatory masks and testing as New York Fashion Week embraces ‘new normal’
Fashionistas will accessorize their outfits with mandatory masks to attend New York Fashion Week this season, adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols put in place for small fashion shows. With a return to physical shows in September after virtual fashion weeks earlier in the pandemic, organizers are embracing a “new normal” mix of in-person and digital presentations.
Box Office: ‘Jackass Forever’ Catapults to No. 1 as ‘Moonfall’ Craters
After living through a pandemic for nearly two years, it turns out Americans were in desperate need of a laugh. This may explain why Paramount’s action comedy “Jackass Forever” triumphed at the domestic box office while Roland Emmerich’s disaster epic “Moonfall” turned into an epic disaster.
Kylie Jenner appears to announce the birth of a baby boy
American model and media personality Kylie Jenner appeared to announce the birth of a baby boy on Sunday, posting an Instagram photo of a hand holding a baby’s arm and the message simply 2/2/22 and a blue heart. Last year, the 24-year-old entrepreneur said she was expecting a baby with her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott. The couple also have a 4-year-old daughter, Stormi Webster.
Robin Williams and George Carlin’s Estates Sue Pandora Over Copyrighted Jokes
The estates of Robin Williams and George Carlin sued Sirius XM’s Pandora Media Inc on Monday, claiming the online music service owed royalties for streaming their material millions of times. The estates of Williams and Carlin, as well as comedians Bill Engvall, Ron White and Andrew Dice Clay, did not receive a “fraction of a dime” from Pandora, they said in five separate federal lawsuits filed in Los Angeles by the same lawyer.
Musical Diana ‘honored’ with nine Razzie nominations
‘Diana,’ the film version of a musical about the late Princess of Wales, received nine Razzie Award nominations on Monday, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress, while Bruce Willis was skewered with his own category of acting incompetence. The Razzies, now in their 42nd year, ridicule the movies critics love to hate, testing the thickness of Hollywood’s skin by reveling in the industry’s worst boondoggles.
‘Matrix’ Village Roadshow co-producer sues Warner Bros over streaming
“The Matrix Resurrections” co-producer Village Roadshow Entertainment Group has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros., alleging the studio’s decision to release the film simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters was a breach of contract. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, Village Roadshow also alleged that Warner Bros., owned by AT&T Inc WarnerMedia unit, moved the film’s release date to 2021 from 2022 to help HBO Max to attract more subscribers.
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