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Angelina Jolie’s Axed ‘Cleopatra’ Was a Love Affair Epic That Had ‘Elements of a Political Thriller With Assassinations and Sex’: It ‘Was Almost Made’ - variety.com - Taylor - Egypt - Rome
variety.com
24.04.2024

Angelina Jolie’s Axed ‘Cleopatra’ Was a Love Affair Epic That Had ‘Elements of a Political Thriller With Assassinations and Sex’: It ‘Was Almost Made’

Zack Sharf Digital News Director Angelina Jolie‘s scrapped “Cleopatra” movie was part romance epic and part “political thriller with assassinations and sex,” according to the movie’s original screenwriter Brian Helgeland. The Oscar-winning actor was set to play the Egyptian queen in a tentpole for Sony Pictures that once courted director David Fincher to helm. It never got off the ground.

Coronation Street's Bobby star wished well as he ditches UK after teasing 'consequences' for icon - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Rome
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
24.04.2024

Coronation Street's Bobby star wished well as he ditches UK after teasing 'consequences' for icon

Coronation Street star Jack Carroll has been wished well as he was seen ditching the UK after a busy time on the cobbles. The actor and comedian joined the ITV soap earlier this year as Bobby, the nephew of Weatherfield favourite Carla Connor.

Turkish hearthrob Can Yaman to play the pirate ‘Sandokan’ in new TV show - us.hola.com - Britain - Italy - Rome - Turkey
us.hola.com
24.04.2024

Turkish hearthrob Can Yaman to play the pirate ‘Sandokan’ in new TV show

Can Yaman has lined up his next role. The Turkish hearthrob will be playing the fictional pirate Sandokan in a reboot series that hopes to reintroduce the legendary character a new generation of viewers. The series will be adapted by the European production company Lux Vide and is based on the stories written by Emilio Salgari.

Alison Hammond debuts dramatic transformation after 'smitten' star goes public with boyfriend - www.ok.co.uk - Paris - Russia - Rome
ok.co.uk
23.04.2024

Alison Hammond debuts dramatic transformation after 'smitten' star goes public with boyfriend

As Alison Hammond's new man was revealed as Russian masseur David Putman last week, the This Morning presenter has now shocked fans once again by giving herself a make-over. Taking to TikTok, Alison, 49, shared a clip of herself with copper hair rather than her signature dark locks, leading fans to comment on the 'stunning' look below the video. Over the clip, Alison played the song It's the Hard-Knock Life from Annie, captioning it: "Always wanted to be Annie !! Love ginger hair".

Ben Stiller was blindsided over ‘Zoolander 2’ failure: I ‘really f–ked this up’ - nypost.com - USA - Rome
nypost.com
23.04.2024

Ben Stiller was blindsided over ‘Zoolander 2’ failure: I ‘really f–ked this up’

Fail Better.“I thought everybody wanted this,” the 58-year-old said. “And then it’s like, ‘Wow, I must have really f—ed this up.

Dominic West Makes Rare Comments About Lily James Scandal, Talks Aftermath - www.justjared.com - London - Rome
justjared.com
23.04.2024

Dominic West Makes Rare Comments About Lily James Scandal, Talks Aftermath

Dominic West is making some rare comments about his scandal involving actress Lily James, three and a half years after those PDA photos emerged.

Inside the mind-blowing house that has to be seen to believed an hour from Manchester - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Manchester - Egypt - Greece - Rome
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
23.04.2024

Inside the mind-blowing house that has to be seen to believed an hour from Manchester

From the outside, it appears to be a typical suburban home. However, this house on an ordinary street in Oxton, Wirral, just an hour's drive from Manchester city centre, hides a unique secret that remained hidden for three decades.

Dominic West makes rare comment about Lily James kiss scandal - www.nme.com - London - Ireland - Rome - county Charles
nme.com
23.04.2024

Dominic West makes rare comment about Lily James kiss scandal

The Pursuit Of Love together in Rome photos of the pair appearing to kiss were released, which West has shared affected his family.Following the emergence of the photos, West and his wife, Irish aristocrat Catherine Fitzgerald, to whom he has been married since 2010, appeared outside their home and addressed paparazzi. The couple shared a kiss and placed a sign outside their house which read: “Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together.”Now, speaking with The Sunday Times, West has reflected on the incident and how it informed his portrayal of then Prince Charles in The Crown.Speaking on the public scrutiny, West shared: “I’d had a very acute understanding of what it’s like to feel the horror of your name or your photograph coming up in the newspapers.”“There is that dreadful freezing moment when something is being revealed about you,” he described.“I think anyone can understand how that feels,” he continued.

Dominic West addresses ‘deeply stressful’ Lily James affair rumors - nypost.com - London - Rome
nypost.com
23.04.2024

Dominic West addresses ‘deeply stressful’ Lily James affair rumors

Dominic West and Lily James were photographed in Rome — and the “Crown” actor and his wife, Catherine FitzGerald, now laugh about it.West, 54, addressed the rumored affair headlines that made the rounds at the time in a new interview with the Times, which published on April 21.“I hesitate to speak on my wife’s behalf, because it was obviously horrible, particularly for her,” he said. “But we do joke about it sometimes.”“Whenever we went out together, the papers would always say we were ‘putting on a show of unity’.

Italy’s RAI Slammed for Pulling Anti-Fascist Monologue From Writer of Bestseller ‘M,’ Which Reconstructs Mussolini’s Rise to Power - variety.com - Italy - Rome
variety.com
23.04.2024

Italy’s RAI Slammed for Pulling Anti-Fascist Monologue From Writer of Bestseller ‘M,’ Which Reconstructs Mussolini’s Rise to Power

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent Italian state broadcaster RAI is under heavy fire amid allegations that it censored a planned anti-fascist monologue by prominent writer Antonio Scurati, author of international bestseller “M: Son of the Century,” which reconstructs fascist dictator Benito Mussolini’s rise to power. Scurati was meant to read his monologue – written to mark the country’s upcoming April 25 national holiday that celebrates Italy’s liberation from fascism – on the talk show “Chesarà,” which aired on the broadcaster’s RAI 3 channel Saturday night.

Film Movement Becomes ‘Obsessed With Light,’ Acquires Doc About “Wildly Original Performer” Loïe Fuller - deadline.com - USA - Rome
deadline.com
18.04.2024

Film Movement Becomes ‘Obsessed With Light,’ Acquires Doc About “Wildly Original Performer” Loïe Fuller

EXCLUSIVE: Film Movement has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to the acclaimed documentary Obsessed with Light, which explores the influence of one of the most remarkable figures in American arts – dancer-choreographer Loïe Fuller.

Ed Westwick, John Hannah, Alanah Bloor Join Turkish Star Can Yaman in ‘Sandokan’ TV Series Reboot as Production Starts (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Britain - Spain - Italy - India - Rome - Turkey
variety.com
18.04.2024

Ed Westwick, John Hannah, Alanah Bloor Join Turkish Star Can Yaman in ‘Sandokan’ TV Series Reboot as Production Starts (EXCLUSIVE)

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girl”), John Hannah (“The Mummy”) and British newcomer Alanah Bloor are set to join Turkish lead Can Yaman in “Sandokan,” Lux Vide’s reboot of the cult Italian TV series about the adventures of its titular pirate who, with his motley crew, fights against colonial powers in Southeast Asia. Shooting is set to start April 22 outside Rome on this high-end reboot of Italian writer Emilio Salgari’s exotic epic.

Kamasi Washington announces massive UK and European ‘Fearless Movement’ 2024 tour - www.nme.com - Britain - London - county Hall - Ireland - city Milan - Madrid - Washington - Dublin - Washington - Rome - Berlin - city Brussels - city Amsterdam - city Oslo - Lisbon - city Manchester, county Hall - city Warsaw
nme.com
17.04.2024

Kamasi Washington announces massive UK and European ‘Fearless Movement’ 2024 tour

Kamasi Washington has announced a 2024 UK, Ireland and European headline tour – find all the details below.The LA jazz multi-instrumentalist will hit the road in Europe this autumn in support of his new studio album ‘Fearless Movement’, which is due for release on May 3 via Young (pre-order here).Kicking off in Rome on October 3, that leg also includes stop-offs in Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Porto, Bordeaux and Paris in the first half of the month.From there, Washington will head to the UK and Ireland for shows in Manchester, London, Cardiff, Gateshead, Leeds, Glasgow and Dublin.An additional run of European gigs is scheduled to take place between October 28 and November 17, including stops in Brussels, Warsaw, Krakow, Amsterdam, Berlin and Oslo.Tickets go on general sale at 10am BST this Friday (April 19) – you’ll be able to buy yours here (UK and Ireland) and here (Europe). Alternatively, fans can access a pre-sale at the same time tomorrow (Thursday, April 18) by pre-ordering ‘Fearless Movement’ here before 6pm BST today (17).You can see the full list of shows in the announcement post below.Europe, coming your way soon! Pre-order my album “Fearless Movement” from my web store before 6pm on Wednesday April 17th to receive pre-sale access to my Europe tour! Pre-sale opens at 10am (local times) on Thursday April 18th.

Italy’s Right-Wing Government Dithers and Delays Production Tax Incentives, Prompting Industry Uproar - variety.com - Italy - Rome
variety.com
17.04.2024

Italy’s Right-Wing Government Dithers and Delays Production Tax Incentives, Prompting Industry Uproar

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent After reaping the rewards of a protracted growth spurt, Italy‘s film industry is facing a forced slowdown as the country’s right-wing government dithers with modifications they plan to make to several key regulations, most significantly to the country’s now stalled tax incentives for film and TV production. At a packed protest event held earlier this month in Rome’s Cinema Adriano multiplex, industry figures from all sectors – including producers, writers, actors and big-name directors such as Paolo Sorrentino and Marco Bellocchio – lashed out against having to wait endlessly for the government to approve new guidelines so production companies can apply for the 40% tax credits that basically drive the business.

Alison Hammond's new man unveiled as Russian masseur '20 years her junior' - www.ok.co.uk - Paris - Russia - Rome
ok.co.uk
17.04.2024

Alison Hammond's new man unveiled as Russian masseur '20 years her junior'

This Morning star Alison Hammond's new love interest has been unveiled as she shares rare glimpse into her romantic life. Alison was dating her 'hunky' gardener Ben Hawkins until last year. Their relationship blossomed after she employed Ben in 2021 to spruce up her Midlands estate.

Alison Hammond reveals 6ft 10in new 'beau' who is 20 years younger than her - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Russia - Rome - city Brighton
dailyrecord.co.uk
16.04.2024

Alison Hammond reveals 6ft 10in new 'beau' who is 20 years younger than her

Alison Hammond has revealed the identity of her alleged new boyfriend as she shared a rare insight into her romantic life.

‘Hacks’ Season 3 Reveals Trailer, Key Art As Show Returns to Max in May (TV News Roundup) - variety.com - Los Angeles - Rome
variety.com
16.04.2024

‘Hacks’ Season 3 Reveals Trailer, Key Art As Show Returns to Max in May (TV News Roundup)

Selena Kuznikov “Hacks” is back, and Max has revealed the official trailer and key art for the show’s long-awaited Season 3. The new installment of “Hacks,” which Variety chronicled in this recent feature, returns on Thursday, May 2, with two episodes on Max. The nine-episode season will continue with two episodes each week, up until the season finale on May 30.

Sublime Rocks Coachella as Jakob Nowell Plays Late Father Bradley’s Guitar - variety.com - Miami - Rome
variety.com
14.04.2024

Sublime Rocks Coachella as Jakob Nowell Plays Late Father Bradley’s Guitar

Ethan Shanfeld Sublime brought the LBC to Indio on Saturday as Bradley Nowell’s son, Jakob Nowell, united with original band members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson for a sun-soaked Coachella set. Jakob Nowell carries on the legacy of Sublime 28 years after Bradley’s death in 1996.

Marco Müller Named Taormina Film Festival Artistic Director - deadline.com - Italy - Indiana - Rome - county Harrison - county Ford - county Waller
deadline.com
12.04.2024

Marco Müller Named Taormina Film Festival Artistic Director

Former Venice Film Festival head Marco Müller has been named Artistic Director of Italy’s Taormina Film Fest. 

Marco Mueller Appointed Director of Italy’s Taormina Film Festival, Former London Fest Chief Sandra Hebron on Selection Committee - variety.com - Britain - Italy - Taylor - Greece - Rome
variety.com
12.04.2024

Marco Mueller Appointed Director of Italy’s Taormina Film Festival, Former London Fest Chief Sandra Hebron on Selection Committee

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent Marco Mueller has been appointed artistic director of Italy’s Taormina Film Festival, which will have a top notch selection committee comprising British film curator and former London fest chief Sandra Hebron and former Cannes Directors’ Fortnight boss Edouard Waintrop. As anticipated by Variety, Mueller, who over the past decades has headed both the Venice and Rome fests — among several other events — is taking the reins of the storied Sicilian event that has had its ups and downs over the years. Held since the mid-1950s in the Sicilian resort known to U.S.

‘Gladiator 2’ Debuts Epic Trailer at CinemaCon: Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal and Denzel Washington Bring Bloodshed, Brutality Back to the Colosseum - variety.com - Las Vegas - Washington - Washington - Rome
variety.com
11.04.2024

‘Gladiator 2’ Debuts Epic Trailer at CinemaCon: Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal and Denzel Washington Bring Bloodshed, Brutality Back to the Colosseum

Brent Lang Executive Editor There was something fitting about the setting. Paramount Pictures unveiled the first footage from “Gladiator II” on the stage of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, a hotel that reimagines Ancient Rome in all its decadent splendor, albeit with a few more slot machines. Ridley Scott seems to be offering a bloodier version of that distant age, one that finds Paul Mescal enter the arena as a nobleman who has renounced his privilege.

‘Gladiator II’ First Look Gets Thumbs Up & Loud Cheers From Exhibs At CinemaCon - deadline.com - Las Vegas - Washington - county Scott - Washington - Rome
deadline.com
11.04.2024

‘Gladiator II’ First Look Gets Thumbs Up & Loud Cheers From Exhibs At CinemaCon

Refresh for More…Paramount ended their CinemaCon 2024 on an epic note, that being Ridley Scott’s Gladiator II. The logo was unveiled and title made official today at the Las Vegas studio exhibitor confab.

Zendaya’s Latest Serve Skips the Shirt - www.glamour.com - Rome
glamour.com
09.04.2024

Zendaya’s Latest Serve Skips the Shirt

always hits. attended the Rome on April 8 in her own version of tennis whites: a custom Calvin Klein skirt suit, with Bulgari jewels as usual. The sleek maxiskirt featured a daringly high slit at one side, which showed off the actor’s equally immaculate white Louboutins.

Netflix Sued in Italy by Local Actors’ Group as Ongoing Battle Over Residual Rights Rages - variety.com - Hollywood - Italy - Rome
variety.com
09.04.2024

Netflix Sued in Italy by Local Actors’ Group as Ongoing Battle Over Residual Rights Rages

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent Italian collecting company Artisti 7607, which represents thousands of local acting and dubbing talents, has announced it is suing Netflix in a Rome court “to obtain adequate and proportionate compensation due by law to its mandated artists.” Artisti 7607, which was founded as a co-op more than a decade ago by a group of Italian A-list actors including Elio Germano — who in 2015 won top acting honors in Cannes with Daniele Luchetti’s “Our Life” — has long been doing battle with Netflix over residual rights. “After more than eight years of sterile negotiations to obtain the data necessary to determine the compensation for artists in observance of European and national legislation, Artisti 7607 is forced to appeal to an ordinary court to request compliance with the law,” the indie collecting company said in a statement.

Fremantle Europe Exec Exits After Falling Victim To $1M Fake M&A Scam - deadline.com - Spain - France - Italy - Portugal - Rome - Israel - Singapore
deadline.com
09.04.2024

Fremantle Europe Exec Exits After Falling Victim To $1M Fake M&A Scam

The Fremantle exec who fell victim to a $1M fake M&A scam has exited the business.

Dream Theater announce 40th anniversary UK and European tour - www.nme.com - Britain - London - city Milan - Jordan - Germany - city Stockholm - city Zagreb - Rome - Berlin - city Amsterdam - city Helsinki - city Oslo - Lisbon
nme.com
09.04.2024

Dream Theater announce 40th anniversary UK and European tour

Dream Theater have announced details of a UK and European tour, celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band. Find ticket information below.Set to kick off in Autumn 2024, the new tour dates arrive following news back in October that drummer Mike Portnoy had rejoined the group.

Keshet Strikes Deal With British Presenter Bettany Hughes’ SandStone Global, Setting Shows On Wonders Of The World & Vikings - deadline.com - Britain - Paris - London - Rome - county Hughes - Israel
deadline.com
09.04.2024

Keshet Strikes Deal With British Presenter Bettany Hughes’ SandStone Global, Setting Shows On Wonders Of The World & Vikings

EXCLUSIVE: Israel’s Keshet International (KI) has struck its latest co-development deal, a partnership with British presenter Bettany Hughes‘ indie SandStone Global.

Zendaya Describes How She Handled 'Challengers' Intimate Scenes With Mike Faist & Josh O'Connor - www.justjared.com - Rome
justjared.com
09.04.2024

Zendaya Describes How She Handled 'Challengers' Intimate Scenes With Mike Faist & Josh O'Connor

Zendaya is opening up about filming intimate scenes for her new movie Challengers.

Zendaya Is Simply Stunning in This Plunging Minidress and ‘Tennis’ Shoes - www.glamour.com - Rome
glamour.com
08.04.2024

Zendaya Is Simply Stunning in This Plunging Minidress and ‘Tennis’ Shoes

wins!The sport is fashion, and Zendaya was the clear favorite for the title of Best Dressed at a Photo Call for a Movie About Tennis when she stepped in front of the cameras in Rome on April 8. With excellent coaching by image architect and an assist from creative director Jonathan Anderson at Loewe, the 27-year-old easily clinched the win.

‘Those About To Die’ Unveils Premiere Date & Teaser - deadline.com - Rome - county Charles
deadline.com
08.04.2024

‘Those About To Die’ Unveils Premiere Date & Teaser

Peacock has set the premiere date and released the first trailer for Roland Emmerich‘s gladiator epic Those About To Die, starring Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins. All ten episodes of the series will drop Thursday, July 18 on the streamer.

Conan O’Brien is getting the last laugh — not the NBC morons who did him dirty - nypost.com - Rome - city Midtown - county Clinton
nypost.com
06.04.2024

Conan O’Brien is getting the last laugh — not the NBC morons who did him dirty

returning to the storied late-night franchise for the first time since he dramatically left it in 2010 after his public spat with NBC: the Nimrod Broadcasting Corporation.To quote that network in the 1990s: It’s must-see TV. Why? Conan is one of the last hosts who purely entertained us before the format devolved into tedious, partisan political lectures — and is always a riot. (Fallon doesn’t act like Rachel Maddow, but he’s not entertaining either).More grippingly, though, revenge is in the air.

‘Immortals’ Producer Gianni Nunnari and Simon Horsman’s Euro Gang Partner With Italy’s Alfred Film on Movie, TV Slate (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Italy - Rome - Vatican
variety.com
05.04.2024

‘Immortals’ Producer Gianni Nunnari and Simon Horsman’s Euro Gang Partner With Italy’s Alfred Film on Movie, TV Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent Euro Gang Entertainment, the company launched last year by Hollywood veterans Gianni Nunnari (“300,” “Immortals”) and Simon Horsman (“Legacy: The True Story of the L.A. Lakers”) is ramping up operations in Italy through a partnership with Rome-based Alfred Film, the young shingle co-founded by experienced producers Roberto Amoroso and Maria Theresia Braun.

Inside Ripley star Dakota Fanning's life off-screen with famous sibling, baby plans and 'never apologising' - www.ok.co.uk - USA - Italy - Rome
ok.co.uk
05.04.2024

Inside Ripley star Dakota Fanning's life off-screen with famous sibling, baby plans and 'never apologising'

While many will recognise her from her child acting days, Dakota Fanning is now set to star in Steven Zaillian’s highly anticipated Netflix adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s iconic novel, The Talented Mr. Ripley, aptly titled Ripley.

How ‘The First Omen’ Channels ’70s Horror Imagery and Remixes the Most Terrifying Scares From the 1976 Original, and What a Sequel Might Look Like - variety.com - USA - Rome
variety.com
04.04.2024

How ‘The First Omen’ Channels ’70s Horror Imagery and Remixes the Most Terrifying Scares From the 1976 Original, and What a Sequel Might Look Like

William Earl administrator SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses plot points from “The First Omen.” Director Arkasha Stevenson grew up as a fan of “The Omen” franchise, but any anxiety she felt about helming a prequel to the 1976 original was funneled into the potential of shifting the series’ perspective. “It’s a pretty masculine franchise,” she says. “Exploring it through the point of view of a woman was exciting.

Andrew Scott Is Utterly Charmless in Netflix’s Somber ‘Ripley’: TV Review - variety.com - New York - Rome
variety.com
04.04.2024

Andrew Scott Is Utterly Charmless in Netflix’s Somber ‘Ripley’: TV Review

Aramide Tinubu Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 crime novel, “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” is regarded as one of the greatest thrillers of all time. It has spawned several film adaptations, including Anthony Minghella’s “The Talented Mr.

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