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Cannes and Venice film festivals rule out going virtual

Fresh doubts were hanging over the coronavirus-hit Cannes film festival Wednesday after its director said holding it online would go against its “soul”. The world’s biggest film festival has already been postponed until the end of June because of the virus. Thierry Fremaux said it would tear the heart out of the festival to go virtual, after the world’s biggest ...

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Bollywood actress Zoa tests positive for Covid-19

Hours after Bollywood film producer Karim Morani revealed that his daughter Shaza Morani had tested positive for coronavirus, her sister, actor Zoa Morani has also been infected, according to family sources. “Zoa had tested on Monday for COVID-19 and her results came positive by evening. She is in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, whereas Shaza is under medication at Nanavati. Shaza ...

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James Bond actress Honor Blackman dies aged 94

Honor Blackman, the British actress who played Pussy Galore in the James Bond film Goldfinger, has died at the age of 94. In a statement, her family said she died peacefully of natural causes at home in Lewes, East Sussex. Blackman was also known for playing Cathy Gale in the 1960s TV series The Avengers opposite Patrick Macnee.The pair had ...

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Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dead at 86

Canadian actress and civil rights activist Shirley Douglas died Sunday at the age of 86, her son actor Kiefer Sutherland said. Douglas died following a bout of pneumonia, Sutherland wrote on Twitter, specifying that it was not related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. “My mother was an extraordinary woman who led an extraordinary life,” wrote Sutherland, best known as agent ...

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Chat show: Sunny Leone brings to you smile amid coronavirus pandemic

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone brings to you a smile along with some laughter in these tough times through her new digital chat show, Locked Up With Sunny. The actress is a treat to her fans as she takes over her Instagram account with other prominent personalities from different walks of life exploring different topics and fun activities that would put your ...

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Priyanka, Lata Mangeshkar, Kareena and others pledge to donate for Covid-19

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, actors Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, among others on Tuesday pledged money to various relief funds aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Whether in cash or kind, more and more personalities from the Indian entertainment industry are coming forward to offer support during the COVID-19 outbreak.Mangeshkar announced on Twitter that she ...

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Taylor Swift donation will help Nashville record store

Pop superstar Taylor Swift is helping out a Nashville record store closed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grimey’s co-owner Doyle Davis said Thursday the store got a call last week from Swift’s publicist asking how Swift could help. It was the just after Nashville’s mayor issued a stay-at-home order and Davis was sending all the employees home. The store, which also ...

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COVID-19: Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan choose to donate to global agencies

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor and husband Saif Ali Khan have chosen to donate to global agencies UNICEF, GIVE INDIA and the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Kareena took to Instagram on Tuesday and announced that she along with Saif would be donating to the international agencies.”At difficult times like these, we ...

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‘Star Wars’ actor Andrew Jack dies from Covid-19

Andrew Jack, a British actor and dialect coach who had roles in a number of “Star Wars” movies, has died aged 76 after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said. Jack played Major (and then General) Ematt in “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi.” He also worked as a vocal ...

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