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Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment allegations
Amazon Studios (AMZN.O) chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following allegations that he harassed a producer and took no action when an actress told him she was sexually assaulted by producer Harvey Weinstein. Price went on a leave of absence last week and Albert Cheng, the studio's chief operating officer, remains interim head of the division, the spokeswoman said. I'm pleased Amazon is taking steps to address the issues, Hackett said in a statement on Tuesday.
Karan gets a new AD
Jibraan Khan has now grown up and is trying to find a footing in the industry, and his K3G director plays mentor once again. Reveals a source, Jibraan has been roped in by Karan Johar as a chief Assistant Director (AD) for Dharma's biggest film till date. Jibraan will now work on Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra, which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. He has already started working with the team.
Han Solo's standalone film titled 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'
The origin story of Han Solo, the roguish intergalactic Star Wars bounty hunter, has finally been given a title, director Ron Howard unveiled on Tuesday. The movie is scheduled for release on May 25, 2018. Alden Ehrenreich is taking over the role of the titular bounty hunter, while Donald Glover will play young Lando Calrissian, played by Billy Dee Williams in the original trilogy.
Richa Chadha and Kalki Koechlin: Dushmani se dosti tak!
Now, years later, they have sorted their differences out and once enemies are now besties. Richa Chadha and Kalki Koechlin have become friends while shooting Jia Aur Jia but before their friendship blosommed, there was a time when there was a cold war between them. At the beginning of their careers, Richa was supposed to do Anurag Kashyap's Dev D, the character that Kalki eventually played.
Divyanka Tripathi-Vivek Dahiya to Keith Sequeira-Rochelle Rao: How TV couples will celebrate Diwali
I love the whole festive vibe of Diwali and the exchanging of sweets and gifts, visiting each other's houses, and the positive atmosphere around this time. My mom-in-law cooks really well, so I am feeling privileged because I will be fed really good food!. It is that time of the year when I absolutely love doing everything I am ordered to do. I'm hoping to enjoy lots of sweets this Diwali and it will be all the more special with Kanchi by my side.
Aparshakti Khurrana supports Alia Bhatt's cause!
Alia Bhatt is supporting an interesting campaign this Diwali. Last year, Anushka Sharma spoke on behalf of her furry friends, and how they suffer because of the noise of the fire crackers. This year Alia has picked up the cudgels for animals. Her campaign is called 'Pooch over Patakha', in which she is asking fans to choose well-being of animals over crackers. The industry has come out in support of the cause and now, Aparshakti Khurrana, too, is all for the noble campaign.
Rohit Shetty on 'Golmaal Again' clash with Aamir Khan's 'Secret Superstar', Singham 3 plans and more
Rohit Shetty has worked till 5 am the previous night but is looking as fresh as someone who has just returned from a vacay. (Laughs) Every morning I see the mirror I do have one, otherwise, No Golmaal is one of the biggest franchises today. If I narrate the original script, you will fall down laughing and it was a typical Rohit Shetty film. Golmaal 3 was supposed to be the only release this Diwali but now Secret Superstar has also joined in.
Celebrity Column: Happy Diwali, writes Ayushmann Khurrana
We were never big on firecrackers, as my brother had a major accident during Diwali in our childhood. Firecrackers have been banned at our home in Panchkula since 1996, way before the Supreme Court announced the ban. Diwali was the only time of the year when my dad would give me his car keys to distribute Diwali gifts. I'm writing this column from my hometown sitting on my study table, and it still gives me the heebie-jeebies of my exam days.
How Anu Malik will react if the character based on him essayed by Aamir Khan in 'Secret Superstar' is unflattering
In Aamir Khan's next Secret Superstar, he plays a flamboyant and outlandish music composer called Shakti Kumar. Buzz is that the character is inspired by music composer Anu Malik. Especially because Shakti is a music composer who is also a judge of music reality show, and makes outlandish comments, just like Anu. Also, someone told me that Aamir had five composers in mind for this character. It is also his equation with Aamir that's at play for him to take the depiction in his stride.
Rugged, cool and hip! Ashley Rebello reveals Salman Khan's Diwali look for Bigg Boss 11
For the last seven years, Salman Khan has been celebrating Diwali with the housemates of Bigg Boss. It's that time of the year when he ditches his blazers and suit look and celebrates in a traditional avatar. This time, for the 11th season, his designer Ashley Rebello has decided to go earthy with his look. Unlike last year's light colour choice, this year, Ashley will opt for darker colours for his garb.
George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize
George Saunders' first novel Lincoln in the Bardo, was on Tuesday named the winner of the 2017 Man Booker fiction prize, awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in UK. The novel is about former US President Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven-year-old son, Willie, at the dawn of the American Civil War.
Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment reports
Amazon Studios (AMZN.O) chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress' allegation of sexual assault by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. Albert Cheng, the studio's chief operating officer, remains interim head of the division, the spokeswoman said. Price had gone on a leave of absence last week.
'Dr. Doom' commentator Marc Faber faces backlash over race comments
The investor and commentator, known as Dr Doom for bearish calls on stocks and the economy, was dismissed from the board of Canadian fund manager Sprott Inc (SII.TO) after his remarks. I am not a racist, Faber continued, but the reality - no matter how politically incorrect - needs to be spelled out as well. If stating some historical facts makes me a racist, then I suppose that I am a racist, Faber said by email.
Kamal Haasan preps for Indian 2
It looks like actor Kamal Haasan is keen to give his all for his next with director Shankar, Indian 2. Eventually, the actor hosted the Tamil version of Bigg Boss, where the announcement of his next film was made. He has been consciously monitoring his diet and fitness regimen for a while now. A special trainer has been brought in from the US to help him out in the process.
Malayalam actress assault case: Chargesheet against Dileep likely soon
Once the full scientific analysis results are out, we'll compete the process and submit the additional chargesheet without delay, he said. Sources said the investigation team needed to have solid proof case if it wanted to arraign actor Dileep, facing conspiracy charges, as the second accused in the case in the additional chargesheet. Cops are yet to recover the mobile phone used to record alleged sexual assault of a female actor on February 17 inside a car in Kochi.
Too racy for Louvre, sex sculpture finds home at Pompidou Centre
The world's most visited museum shied away from displaying a sculpture that some have labeled as too sexually explicit, but the nearby Pompidou Centre on Tuesday decided the world needed to decide for itself. The geometric sculpture, showing a red human figure appearing to penetrate a four-legged creature, was perhaps just a little too imposing for the home of French art. The piece, made of steel, wood and fiberglass, is now on show in the esplanade outside the high-tech architectural building of the Pompidou Centre.
Bhagmati producers go all out
It's been a while since actress Anushka Shetty got busy with her upcoming film Bhagmathi. The latest we hear is that the film's production house, UV Creations, is going all out to ensure that the film's performance is top notch. A huge chunk of the budget has been allotted to ensure Anushka's look in the film is perfect. Apparently, some work is also being done on the visuals where even the actors' faces are been touched up.
No more sweeping under the rug
While Bollywood has seen its share of sting operations over the years, little was spoken about this issue. While there is no dearth of people with dreams of making it big, there is a dearth of information. Just the other day, I read about a casting agency, which had taken advantage of some young women and were finally caught. The casting couch is very much a reality, just as Julie 2 depicts, and it exists in all film industries, he says.
Shalini Pandey approached for Sharwanand's next
After Nivetha Thomas was okayed for actor Sharwanand's next with director Sudheer Varma, actress Shalini Pandey might just be a part of the cast too. It was earlier reported that the film would have two female leads, and it seems that the makers have approached Shalini for the role. Nothing is concrete yet as Shalini prefers to listen to a script before saying yes. She is in Chennai shooting for the Tamil remake of 100% Love, and will be in Hyderabad soon.
When acting happened 'just by chance'
Now, among many other Telugu films that she has bagged, Vunnadi Okate Zindagi is ready to hit theatres on October 27. Revealing that acting happened to her just by chance, Anupama shares, I made my debut with the Malayalam film Premam. It's a miracle and before that film, I had never thought about acting as no one from our family had a film background. It happened just by chance and it is a blessing.

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