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Saroj Khan, Choreographer Who Made Bollywood Sparkle, Dies at 71

Beginning in the industry as a child actress, Ms. Khan went on to choreograph some of the most memorable performances of the 1980s and ’90s.
Tags: Movies, News, India, Dancing, Saroj Khan, Deaths (Obituaries, Mumbai (India, Ms Khan


Lord & Miller’s Clone High Reboot in Development at MTV!

Lord & Miller’s Clone High reboot in development at MTV! Long before bringing Jump Street and LEGOs to the big screen and winning an Oscar with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller co-created the short-lived Clone High and now the cult classic adult animated sitcom is getting the reboot treatment at MTV Studios, according to Deadline. RELATED: Afterparty: Apple Orders Chris Miller & Phil Lord Murder Mystery Comedy Series PB = PB ...
Tags: TV, Movies, India, Mtv, TV News, John F Kennedy, Lincoln, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Jfk, Lord, Miller, Mahatma Gandhi, Daria, Bill Lawrence


Spotify expands Premium Duo subscription tier aimed at couples to U.S., India, dozens of other markets

Spotify today announced it is expanding Premium Duo, a feature that allows two people who live at the same place — say couples or flatmates — to share one subscription plan while maintaining their own individual accounts, to dozens of new markets. Premium Duo is a remarkable concept from Spotify, which it first began testing in March last year and expanded to 19 markets months later. Starting Wednesday, Spotify Premium Duo is now available in 55 markets. The new subscription offering is remar...
Tags: Social, TC, Apps, Spotify, Music, Entertainment, India, Tech, Apple Music, Alex Norstrom, U S Premium Duo, Spotify Apple Music Apple


New on Blu-ray and Digital: ‘Columbia Classics Collection’, ‘Gladiator’ 4K, ‘Braveheart’ 4K

In the words of the Mama Mia! sequel: here we go again. It’s time for another Blu-ray round-up, and this week’s titles are what I’d call “specialty titles.” None of these are new movies – but they’re all new releases. These are the new Blu-ray releases (and digital releases, too) you should check out this week. Columbia Classics Collection The Columbia Classics Collection is a jaw-dropping new box set that has an odd assortment of films, all of which are in 4K, and all of which are wort...
Tags: Amazon, Bruce Springsteen, Movies, Washington, India, Features, Dreamworks, Madonna, Russell Crowe, Kubrick, Mel Gibson, Mia, Tom Cruise, Smith, Ridley Scott, Ben Kingsley


Global app revenue jumps to $50B in the first half of 2020, in part due to COVID-19 impacts

Consumer spending on mobile apps and app installs grew significantly during the first half of 2020, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from Sensor Tower. In the first half of the year, consumers spent $50.1 billion worldwide across the App Store and Google Play — a figure that’s up 23.4% from the first half of 2019. Previously, revenue had grown 20% between the first half of 2018 and 2019, for comparison. In addition, first-time app installs were up 26.1% year-over-year ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Games, China, India, Trends, Tech, Mobile Apps, Netflix, Tencent, App Stores, App Store


#MatKarForward

There was a leading actress in Kollywood whose daughter was always trolled for her plus size. Just 2 days ago, I received a TikTok video with the weight-loss visual image of her daughter and herself. During the nation-wide lockdown in India when everyone was staying indoors and gaining a lot of weight, she had lost a lot of weight. And Oh man! It was an absolutely awesome transformation.I wanted to congratulate her for her wonderful transformation and share that video with my friends and family ...
Tags: Movies, India, Kollywood, Deepika, Virat Kohil


Indian startups diversify their businesses to offset COVID-19 induced losses

E-commerce giant Flipkart is planning to launch a hyperlocal service that would enable customers to buy items from local stores and have those delivered to them in an hour and a half or less. Yatra, an online travel and hotel ticketing service, is exploring a new business line altogether: Supplying office accessories. Flipkart and Yatra are not the only firms eyeing new business categories. Dozens of firms in the country have branched out by launching new services in recent weeks, in part to ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Education, Entertainment, India, Tech, Walmart, Zomato, Logistics, Mumbai, New Delhi, Flipkart


Alicia Keys to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special

Alicia Keys to Host Nickelodeon’s Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special Nickelodeon’s heralded Nick News marks its return with a special hour-long presentation Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, premiering Monday, June 29, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Hosted by global superstar Alicia Keys, the program will amplify the voices and experiences of Black children across the country amid current events. The special will feature the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement answering questions f...
Tags: TV, Movies, Cbs News, India, Africa, New York Times, Alicia Keys, TV News, Black, Nickelodeon, PAUL, Wynn, Nashville Tenn, Medford, Peabody, ALICIA


Colin Firth’s The Secret Garden Heads Straight to VOD

Colin Firth’s The Secret Garden heads straight to VOD STXfilms and Studiocanal has announced that director Marc Munden’s forthcoming film adaptation of The Secret Garden is officially foregoing its previously scheduled theatrical release and has opted for a digital release instead. Originally set to hit the theaters in April, the film will now be making its debut on Friday, August 7 on PVOD at the suggested retail price of $19.99. Unlock your imagination. #TheSecretGarden will be available ...
Tags: UK, England, Movies, India, Paddington, Yorkshire, BAFTA, Studiocanal, Hulu, Colin Firth, Secret Garden, Martha, ComingSoon, Movie News, Mary Lennox, Mrs Medlock


Space Force Season 1 Episode 5 and Episode 6 Recap

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Space Force Season 1 Episode 5 and Episode 6 Recap In the previous episodes of Netflix’s Space Force, Naird and Mallory testified before Congress, and Naird participated in the Lunar Habitat Experiment. In Space Force Season 1 Episode 5, Space Force participated in Space Flag against the Air Force, and in Space Force Season 1 Episode 6, Naird and Mallory searched for a spy in Space Force. Space Flag To test exoskeleton technology, Space Force Blue Team competed in war ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Congress, India, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Air Force, Recap, Lockheed, TV Recap, Duncan, Tony, CHAN, Raytheon, Jerome


Betaal – season 1 – review

Directors: Patrick Graham & Nikhil Mahajan First Aired: 2020 Contains spoilers The Betaal is probably best known among genre fans, renamed as the vetala, in the Indian folkloric story named as Vikram and the Vampire when brought to the West by Sir Richard Burton. That Betaal was a story teller. Spelt baital, when discussed in Bane, it is described as half man/half bat and capable of possessing the dead and a consumer of human flesh and blood. Some of these traits survive through to this serie...
Tags: Movies, Wikipedia, India, Taunton, Cipd, Vikram, Naxal, Haq, Vampire, Communist Party of India, Vampiric Possession, Zompire, Tyagi, Sirohi, Prodosh, Vetala


Actual Complaints Received By “Thomas Cook Vacations” From Dissatisfied Customers

1. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food." 2. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax." 3. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish." 4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the p...
Tags: England, India, Spain, Humor, Jamaica, Goa, Thomas Cook


Facebook strikes global licensing deal with Indian music label Saregama

Facebook said on Wednesday it has entered into a global deal with Saregama, one of India’s oldest music labels, to license its music for video and other social experiences across its eponymous service and Instagram. The partnership, which comes weeks after Swedish music giant Spotify also signed a deal with Saregama, will allow users to choose from a wide variety of music to add to their social experiences such as videos, stories via music stickers and other creative content, Facebook s...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Spotify, Instagram, Entertainment, Indonesia, India, Tech, Bloomberg, Universal Music Group, Saregama, Facebook India, Hemant Kumar, Facebook Stories, Yash Raj Films Zee Music Company


Daily Crunch: HBO Max launches in the US

WarnerMedia unveils its new streaming service, Donald Trump is mad at Twitter and GE Lighting has a new owner. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 27, 2020. 1. HBO Max launches today, here’s what you need to know At $14.99 per month, the service — initially available to subscribers in the United States — is more expensive than competing offerings like Netflix and Disney+. But from another angle, it’s still a pretty sweet deal, since you’re getting HBO, plus a whole bunch of extra content, f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Ge, Media, Entertainment, India, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, United States, Donald Trump, General Electric, Youtube Kids, Social Media Platforms


Sundance Now Unveils June TV & Movie Slate

Sundance Now Unveils June TV & Movie Slate Sundance Now has revealed their June slate, including the highly-anticipated fifth season of the espionage thriller The Bureau, the second season of the British psychological thriller Liar, the shocking finales of the Nordic psychological thriller Sanctuary and Bad Mothers, as well as star-studded films like The Hours and The Intervention. RELATED: Mandatory Streamers: Solar Opposites Brings the Wit & Chaos in Justin Roiland’s New Series The Sundance...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Jamie Dornan, Montana, Mexico, Scotland, Boston, Virginia, India, Los Angeles, Siri, Bbc


Pop Culture Imports: ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘Unorthodox,’ ‘Les Misérables,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) As we head into May, we should try to resist the calls of the warm weather and stay safe inside. And what better way to distract yourself from the cheery birds signaling the start of spring than with some international movies? And we’ve got the full spectrum in this week’s Pop Culture Imports: from the hotly debated awards favorite Slumdog Millionaire, to sweeping Brazilian melodrama Inv...
Tags: Amazon, South Korea, Hbo, Movies, France, Germany, India, Time, Features, Netflix, Brooklyn, Oscar, Brazil, Danny Boyle, Les-Miserables, Mumbai


Extraction Sequel A Go With Joe Russo Returning!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Extraction sequel a go with Joe Russo returning! Just over a week after garnering the highest premiere numbers for a Netflix original film, the streaming service has greenlit a sequel to the Chris Hemsworth-led actioner Extraction with Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame) returning to pen the script, according to Deadline. RELATED: Extraction Sequel Teased by Sam Hargrave & Joe Russo The new film will be produced once again by Joe and Anthony Russo’s production banner AGBO, w...
Tags: Movies, India, Netflix, Chris Hemsworth, Avengers, Russo brothers, Deadline, Anthony, Dhaka, Joe, Hemsworth, Russo, Joe Russo, Russos, Anthony Russo, ComingSoon


Anticipating the Die-Off: Notes and Quotes about Michael Rupport's Collapse

Note: I wrote this post back in 2010.  Although one can see that the points about peak oil have not come true, other claims like the following do seem newly possible:  "Thousands of companies will go bankrupt, and millions will be unemployed. Once affluent cities with street cafés will have queues at soup kitchens and armies of beggars. The crime rate will soar. The earth has always been a dangerous place, but now it will become a tinderbox. ....As with the Great Depression, economic hardshi...
Tags: Europe, London, Movies, Stephen Colbert, Glenn Beck, China, India, United States, Roger Ebert, New York Times, Jon Stewart, Party, Collapse, Smith, Denver, Michael


Streaming service Hooq shuts down, ends partnership with Disney’s Hotstar, Grab and others

Hooq, a five-year-old on-demand video streaming service that aimed to become “Netflix for Southeast Asia,” has shut down weeks after filing for liquidation and terminated its partnerships with Disney’s Hotstar, ride-hailing giant Grab, and Indonesia’s VideoMax. Hooq Digital, a joint venture among Singapore telecom group Singtel (majority owner), Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros Entertainment, discontinued the service on Thursday. It had amassed over 80 million subscribers in nearly half of t...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Asia, Media, Entertainment, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Vodafone, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Airtel


Streaming service Hooq shuts down, ends partnerships with Disney’s Hotstar, Grab and others

Hooq, a five-year-old on-demand video streaming service that aimed to become “Netflix for Southeast Asia,” has shut down weeks after filing for liquidation and terminated its partnerships with Disney’s Hotstar, ride-hailing giant Grab, and Indonesia’s VideoMax. Hooq Digital, a joint venture among Singapore telecom group Singtel (majority owner), Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros Entertainment, discontinued the service on Thursday. It had amassed over 80 million subscribers in nearly half of t...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Asia, Media, Entertainment, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Vodafone, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Airtel


BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra to air classic cricket

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra will be replaying a selection of classic cricket matches from England’s recent past starting this weekend. For each of the classic games, including the famous 2005 Ashes Test at Edgbaston, this will be the first time the commentaries have been broadcast in full since airing live. They will start this Saturday 2nd May with a replay of the 2017 Women’s World Cup Final – England’s win over India at Lord’s. Over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, between the 7th and ...
Tags: England, Australia, India, Bbc, Radio, New Zealand, Station, Michael Vaughan, Edgbaston, Barbados, TMS, BBC Sport, BBC Radio, Bbc Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, ICC Men 's World Cup Final, ICC Men 's World Cup


Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor: Bollywood Reels From Deaths of 2 Stars

Irrfan Khan, a beloved actor, had cancer and died of an infection. Another movie giant, Rishi Kapoor, who had leukemia, also died. The coronavirus lockdown ruled out big funerals for either.
Tags: Movies, News, India, Khan, Rishi, Rishi Kapoor, Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Irrfan, Actors and Actresses, Deaths (Fatalities, Funerals and Memorials, Irrfan Khan Rishi Kapoor


Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood Leading Man From a Film Dynasty, Dies at 67

He was one of India’s best-known actors for decades, and was hailed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “multifaceted, endearing and lively.”
Tags: Movies, News, India, Narendra Modi, Rishi, Kapoor, Actors and Actresses, Deaths (Obituaries, Mumbai (India, Rishi Kapoor Bollywood


Irrfan Khan: Mira Nair Remembers Her ‘Namesake’ Star

The friendship and collaboration between director and actor endured for decades, and she was a steppingstone in his transition from India to Hollywood.
Tags: Movies, News, India, Mira, Mira Nair, Irrfan Khan, Nair, The Namesake" (Movie


Irrfan Khan, Bollywood Star at Home in Hollywood, Dies at 53

The actor was comfortable in mainstream and art-house roles. His films include “The Namesake,” “Life of Pi” and “Slumdog Millionaire.”
Tags: Movies, News, India, Irrfan Khan, Hollywood Dies, Actors and Actresses, Deaths (Obituaries, Irrfan Khan Bollywood Star


Irrfan Khan, Indian Film Legend and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Star, Has Died at 53

Legendary actor Irrfan Khan had been battling cancer these last few years. He died in Mumbai earlier today, after being admitted to intensive care on Tuesday. He lost his mother on Saturday. He was 53.  Khan’s most recent film, Angrezi Medium (sequel to the 2017 comedy Hindi Medium ) hit streaming platforms in April, after being forced off its theatrical course by the recent pandemic. While a presence like his undoubtedly belongs on the big screen, the more people who have access to h...
Tags: Death, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Movies, India, Fbi, Wes Anderson, BAFTA, Khan, Mumbai, Ang Lee, New York New York, Ladakh, Asif Kapadia, Andrew Todd


Irrfan Khan, Bollywood Star Who Crossed Over to Hollywood, Dies at 53

The actor was comfortable in mainstream and art-house roles. His films include “The Namesake,” “Life of Pi” and “Inferno.”
Tags: Movies, News, India, Irrfan Khan, Hollywood Dies, Actors and Actresses, Deaths (Obituaries


Irrfan Khan, Bollywood Star and Crossover Hollywood Actor, Dies at 53

The actor was comfortable in mainstream and art-house roles. His films include “The Namesake,” “Life of Pi” and “Inferno.”
Tags: Movies, News, India, Irrfan Khan, Actors and Actresses, Deaths (Obituaries, Irrfan Khan Bollywood Star


“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Life of Pi” Actor Irrfan Khan Dead at 53 After Battle With Colon Cancer

Indian film star Irrfan Khan—known for his roles in films such as Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi—has died at the age of 53 following a two-year battle with colon cancer. Khan was reportedly rushed to a hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday (Apr. 28) after suffering a kidney infection. He was placed into intensive care and died a day later on Wednesday, April 28th. According to reports, the actor was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor in 2018, but continued to act while battling the disease. His s...
Tags: Celebs, Hollywood, Movies, Entertainment, Cancer, India, Pop Culture, Jazz, Khan, Mumbai, Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, Nimrat Kaur, Irrfan Khan, Babil, Irrfan


As COVID-19 misinformation grows, YouTube brings video fact-checking to the US

In a blog post today, YouTube announced that it’s finally bringing its fact-checking information panels to the U.S. First introduced in Brazil and India, the expansion comes as COVID-19-related misinformation and conspiracy has proliferated online and through certain media. Fact-check articles will begin appearing in relevant search results, using informations pulled from a dozen or so third-party publishers, including The Dispatch, FactCheck.org, PolitiFact and The Washington Post Fact Chec...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Entertainment, Washington Post, Youtube, India, US, Tech, Brazil, Factchecking, Coronavirus, COVID-19, The Dispatch FactCheck, Google Search New Bing



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