Netflix COVID-19 Fundraiser ‘Navarasa’ to be Produced by India’s Mani Ratnam, Jayendra Panchapakesan (EXCLUSIVE)

Revered Indian filmmaker Mani Ratnam (“Nayakan,” “Bombay”) and pioneering cinema exhibition technologist and filmmaker Jayendra Panchapakesan (“Margazhi Raagam”) are producing Netflix Tamil-language anthology film “Navarasa.” The nine-part anthology will narrate stories across the nine ‘rasas’ (emotions) – anger, compassion, courage, … Read more…

Watch Borat and Daughter Visit Anti-Abortion Clinic in ‘Subsequent Moviefilm’ Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

We’re only days away from the second coming of Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev, and Variety has an exclusive clip of one of his many misadventures. From producer and star Sacha Baron Cohen and distributor Amazon Prime Video, the sequel to … Read more…

Exclusive: Porsha Williams and Tanya Sam Allegedly Got Their Peaches Cobbled by a Long Dong Stripper on ‘RHOA’ Cast Trip — And There’s More

We tried to let this one slide by. We really did try to stay out of this — especially after having to tell the whole truth about NeNe Leakes getting fired over and over again until she finally admitted she … Read more…

Exclusive interview with Anna Mastro, director of ‘Secret Society of Second Born Royals’

Spotlight Report were lucky enough to interview the talented director Anna Mastro. Mastro is the director of the upcoming Disney+ feature ‘The Secret Society of Second Born Royals’, premiering on Disney+ 25th September! The film is about a group of second … Read more…

Carole Baskin to Star in, Produce Animal Exploitation Series for Thinkfactory Media (EXCLUSIVE)

Carole Baskin is on the prowl to bring animal abusers to justice. The big cat activist, of “Tiger King” and now “Dancing With the Stars” fame, and her husband Howard Baskin are teaming with ITV America’s Thinkfactory Media for a … Read more…

‘Las Niñas’’ Valerie Delpierre, Pilar Palomero, BTeam Re-Team for ‘La Maternal’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Valérie Delpierre and Pilar Palomero, producer and director of “Las Niñas,” one of the banner titles of a new – and often women-driven – Catalan cinema, are re-teaming with Madrid-based BTeam Pictures to produce Palomero’s second feature, “La Maternal.” Delpierre, … Read more…

NENT Group Orders Original Series ‘Furia’ About Right-Wing Extremism (EXCLUSIVE)

NENT Group, the Nordic region’s leading streaming company, has ordered “Furia,” an original drama series created by Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen (“Mammon”) exploring the underworld of right-wing extremism in Europe. A co-production between Norway’s Monster Scripted and Germany’s X Filme Creative … Read more…

Jasmila Zbanic, Director of Venice Competition Film ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?,’ Prepping New Films, Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Žbanić, whose latest feature, “Quo Vadis, Aida?,” world premieres Sept. 3 in competition at the Venice Film Festival, is developing a slate of new projects, including a documentary about the Jewish Bosnian businessman and philanthropist Emerik Blum, … Read more…

Watch an Exclusive Clip From a New Documentary About Maria Ressa’s Fight for Press Freedom in the Philippines

“First they came for the journalists. We don’t know what happened after that,” says journalist Maria Ressa, quoting a solemn line from a Philippine newspaper, inspired by Martin Niemöller’s postwar poem “First They Came.” The striking quote comes during a … Read more…

Exclusive: Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott Calls for Release of Black Death Row Inmate Julius Jones

“As a black man in this country right now,” Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott writes in a letter to Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, “I experience injustices firsthand day in and day out, even … Read more…

U.K.’s Espresso Media Takes Festival Darling Indian Doc ‘Shut Up Sona’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Boutique U.K. sales agent Espresso Media International has acquired rights for Deepti Gupta’s feminist documentary “Shut Up Sona,” featuring popular Indian singing star Sona Mohapatra. Produced between 2016 and 2019, the documentary chronicles Mohapatra’s life between sold-out concerts as she … Read more…

Exclusive: John Bolton says Trump’s White House was ‘like living inside a pinball machine’

When John Bolton posed for a USA TODAY photo, he held aloft his new memoir with a grin, mimicking Trump’s photo op with a Bible at St. John’s Church.        GANNETT Syndication Service SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Cannes Market: Kelsey Grammer, Jason Flemyng, Sebastien Foucan Starring in ‘Edge of Justice’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Kelsey Grammer, Jason Flemyng, and Sebastien Foucan will star in the crime film “Edge of Justice,” with worldwide rights on sale through Archstone Entertainment at the upcoming Cannes Virtual Market. “Edge of Justice,” directed by Jake L. Reid, follows an African … Read more…

Kim Kardashian West Inks Exclusive Spotify Deal for Criminal-Justice Reform Podcast

Spotify continues to bulk up its podcast roster, signing a deal with Kim Kardashian West for an exclusive series looking at a case involving criminal-justice reform. A Spotify spokesman confirmed the company’s deal with Kardashian West and TV producer Lori … Read more…

U.K. Agency Tricycle Teams With Kudos Sports For De Guzman Brothers Soccer Doc (EXCLUSIVE)

Sara Curran’s U.K.-based Tricycle Talent agency has taken a minority stake in Courtney James, Curtis Dawes and Leon Johnson’s U.K. and Canada-based Kudos Sports Management. The companies are in development on a documentary series about the journey of the de … Read more…

Oscar-Winner A.R. Rahman Boards ‘No Land’s Man’ as Composer and Co-Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar-, BAFTA- and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”) has joined U.S.-India-Bangladesh film “No Land’s Man” as co-producer and composer. Directed by eminent Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (“Saturday Afternoon”), the film chronicles a South Asian man’s journey that becomes … Read more…

Matt Bomer Calls Larry Kramer ‘One of the Most Courageous People I’ve Ever Known’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Matt Bomer’s career took a major upswing in 2015 when he won a Golden Globe for his performance as Felix in Ryan Murphy’s HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s “The Normal Heart.” “Larry Kramer, thank you for your anger and your … Read more…

Exclusive: Cathay Pacific’s brand merger hits roadblock from China’s aviation regulator – sources

China’s aviation regulator may make it difficult for Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd to merge regional arm Cathay Dragon into its main brand because of infractions during last year’s pro-democracy protests, two sources said. Reuters: Business News SPECIAL DISCOUNT … Read more…

Netflix Film Publicity Vice President Julie Fontaine Stepping Down (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran Hollywood communications executive Julie Fontaine is exiting her post at Netflix, insiders told Variety. Fontaine joined the streamer in 2017 as vice president of film publicity, where she worked closely with a group of executives including motion picture head … Read more…

EXCLUSIVE: Coronavirus Could Reduce 260 Million Indians To Poverty, Say Oxford University Researchers

Officials from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have backed these estimates by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative. World News – Breaking News, Top Stories SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Exclusive: U.S. drafts rule to allow Huawei and U.S. firms to work together on 5G standards – sources

The U.S. Department of Commerce is close to signing off on a new rule that would allow U.S. companies to work with China’s Huawei Technologies on setting standards for next generation 5G networks, people familiar with the matter said. Reuters: … Read more…

invivodata and ClinPhone Announce Exclusive Global Partnership for ePRO Solutions

(Nottingham, UK and Pittsburgh, PA, USA 30 April 2008). ClinPhone, the world’s largest Clinical Technology Organization (CTO) and invivodata inc., the leading provider of device-based eDiaries, announced today an exclusive new global partnership to provide electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) … Read more…

Exclusive: U.S. medical testing, cancer screenings plunge during coronavirus outbreak – data firm analysis

Routine medical tests critical for detecting and monitoring cancer and other conditions plummeted in the United States since mid-March, as the coronavirus spread and public officials urged residents to stay home, according to a new report by Komodo Health. Reuters: … Read more…

Exclusive: U.S. medical testing, cancer screenings plunge during coronavirus outbreak – data firm analysis

Routine medical tests critical for detecting and monitoring cancer and other conditions plummeted in the United States since mid-March, as the coronavirus spread and public officials urged residents to stay home, according to a new report by Komodo Health. Reuters: … Read more…

Exclusive: Yovanna Momplaisir Speaks to B. Scott, Slams NeNe Leakes’ Leaked Text Messages, Says She Felt ‘Used’ and Nene ‘Ran at the Reunion’

‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reunion is over, but the drama continues. Yesterday, we here at lovebscott.com poured an entire kettle’s worth of tea about what went down during the ladies’ virtual season 12 reunion. In our exclusive report, we … Read more…

Exclusive: Yovanna Momplaisir Speaks to B. Scott, Slams NeNe Leakes’ Leaked Text Messages, Says She Felt ‘Used’ and Nene ‘Ran at the Reunion’

‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reunion is over, but the drama continues. Yesterday, we here at lovebscott.com poured an entire kettle’s worth of tea about what went down during the ladies’ virtual season 12 reunion. In our exclusive report, we … Read more…

Kierra Sheard Releases Self-Titled Album ‘Kierra’ [Exclusive Video]

Source: PR / Provided by PR GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning artist, actress and entrepreneur,, released her highly anticipated album KIERRA (Karew Entertainment / RCA Inspiration). Marking her sixth studio album and first project with RCA Inspiration. KIERRA includes the songstress’ latest single “It Keeps Happening,” … Read more…

Anastasia Brown Named Top Content Strategist for Visionary Media Group (EXCLUSIVE)

Anastasia Brown, a veteran music supervisor who has long been a key figure in connecting Nashville with Hollywood, has been appointed chief content strategist of Visionary Media Group. She’ll direct content across platforms for the company’s music, TV, film and … Read more…

The Hollywood Reporter Sets Interim Leadership Following Editor Matt Belloni’s Exit (EXCLUSIVE)

A trio of THR editors have been tapped as interim leaders in the wake of editorial director Matthew Belloni’s abrupt departure from the publication on Monday, multiple individuals familiar with the company told Variety. The interim editors are Jeanie Pyun, … Read more…

BE Exclusive: Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Duckett Offers Strategies For Building and Preserving Black Wealth

Thasunda Duckett is on a mission. In addition to overseeing the retail banking arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. — a 5,000-plus branch network with more than $ 800 billion in deposits and investments — the driven CEO of Chase … Read more…

Exclusive: Adrian Cheng launches LoveWithoutborders; donates 1.5 million surgical masks to Europe; develops nanotechnology masks

Adrien Cheng has launched a new campaign: #LoveWithoutborders, through which he will be donating 1.5 million surgical masks to France, Italy and the United Kingdom. Plus, he is developing new NanoTechnolgy masks. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Rosie O’Donnell Talks About Relaunching Her Talk Show Full Time After Coronavirus Benefit (EXCLUSIVE)

We haven’t seen the last of  Rosie O’Donnell — as a talk show host, that is. The funny lady tells Variety that the one-night-only return of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” on Sunday may have just been the beginning of her … Read more…

Exclusive: Gabrielle Union and Sofia Vergara Were Developing a Joint Film Together, But It’s Not Moving Forward Amid ‘AGT’ Fallout

As we previously reported, it was announced last month that Sofia Vergara would be taking Gabrielle Union’s seat as judge on the next season of ‘America’s Got Talent’ after Gabrielle was fired for complaining about racist and sexist behavior on … Read more…

Marvel Picks Quebec’s Squeeze for Disney Plus Animated Series ‘What If…?’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Marvel Studios has commissioned Québec City-based animation studio Squeeze to create five episodes of “What If…?,” its new animated series set for release on the Disney Plus platform in summer 2021. The first animated series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, … Read more…

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16 Rules Out Italy Filming Amid Coronavirus Concerns (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Bachelorette” Season 16 is shaping up to be a U.S.-bound production. A source tells Variety that initial plans to shoot parts of the upcoming season — featuring newly unveiled star Clare Crawley — in Italy had to be changed, given … Read more…

Exclusive: Sofia Vergara Is In, But ‘Nothing Has Changed’ at ‘America’s Got Talent’ After Gabrielle Union’s Firing

‘America’s Got Talent’ announced Thursday that Sofia Vergara is replacing Gabrielle Union on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and former judge Heidi Klum is returning to the show for it’s 15th season. They are being joined by other returning white male judges … Read more…

John Tesh Reveals the Time He Almost Got Fired From Entertainment Tonight! (Exclusive)

After co-hosting Entertainment Tonight for 10 years, Mary Hart and John Tesh are back together, reuniting on the ET stage. Tony Hawk Reveals How He Got Into the ‘Vanity Fair’ Oscars Party (Exclusive) … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT … Read more…

‘Supernova,’ Starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, Attracts Further Distributors (EXCLUSIVE)

“Supernova,” a romantic drama starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as a longtime couple on a road trip, has inked a raft of further distribution deals, closed by the Bureau Sales. Latest buyers for the film, directed by Harry Macqueen, … Read more…

‘Wasp Network’ Producer Teams With Kirill Serebrennikov on ‘Josef Mengele’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov, whose last film “Leto” competed at Cannes in 2018, is teaming with “Wasp Network” producer Charles Gillibert to adapt the best-selling French novel “The Disappearance of Josef Mengele.” Winner of the prestigious Renaudot Prize in 2017, … Read more…

Exclusive: Top lithium miner seeks to monitor water scarcity in parched Chile salt flat

With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile’s Atacama salt flat, the world’s top lithium miner Albemarle quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to monitor flows beneath the parched desert floor. Reuters: … Read more…

Exclusive: Top lithium miner seeks to monitor water scarcity in parched Chile salt flat

With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile’s Atacama salt flat, the world’s top lithium miner Albemarle quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to monitor flows beneath the parched desert floor. Reuters: … Read more…