Hollywood icon with a profession over seven decades

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Kirk Douglas (right) and his son actor Michael Douglas. Photo: November 2018 His only Oscar was an honorary award but Kirk Douglas became a Hollywood icon, with a film career spanning seven decades.He prided himself on playing the tough guys, the sort of characters he once described as „sons…

Hollywood Warnings over British self enough movie scene’s ’spiral of decline‘

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Judy, for which Renee Zellweger won a Bafta, was one of 2019’s most successful British films British film may have been celebrated at the Baftas on Sunday, but new figures have revealed a sharp drop in the number of UK films made last year.The figures, from the BFI, showed…

Over 100 Piglets Die All over Cattle Semi-Trailer Crash in Iowa

(DES MOINES, Iowa) — More than 100 piglets died Thursday when a semi-trailer carrying about 1,700 of the animals overturned on a freeway just north of Des Moines. Tom Colvin, chief executive officer of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, said Friday about 100 piglets were found dead at the crash site. Crews had to…

‚Right-life Hustler‘ Samantha Barbash sues over Jennifer Lopez movie

Image copyright STX Films Image caption Left-right: Lili Reinhart, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer and Constance Wu in Hustlers The woman who inspired Jennifer Lopez’s character in Hustlers is suing the film’s makers for $40m (£30m).In the lawsuit, Samantha Barbash accuses film companies including STX Films and Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions of using her likeness and defaming…

Sport over! ‚Jumanji: The Next Stage‘ dethrones ‚Frozen 2‘ at No. 1 with a $60M debut – USA TODAY

Jonathan Landrum Jr. The Associated Press Published 11:26 AM EST Dec 16, 2019 LOS ANGELES – „Jumanji: The Next Level“ puts „Frozen 2“ on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood’s „Richard Jewell“ opened with one of the director’s worst box-office debuts. The film starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas brought in $60.1 million in the U.S. and…

Harvey Weinstein’s bail elevated over monitoring points

Harvey Weinstein’s bail has been increased from $1 million to $5 million over allegations he violated bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitorBy MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated PressDecember 11, 2019, 5:41 PM3 min readNEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein’s bail was increased from $1 million to $5 million on Wednesday over allegations he violated bail…

Ricky Gervais slams Apple over Chinese factories

Image copyright Getty Images Apple became the target of Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais during his opening monologue on Sunday night. Gervais, hosting the ceremony for the fifth and final time, criticised the company’s working conditions. The technology giant’s drama series The Morning Show, which airs on Apple TV, had been „made by a company…

Harvey Weinstein: Backlash over ‚forgotten man‘ comments

Image copyright AFP Image caption Weinstein used a walker at a court appearance last week A group of women, including actors Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd, have hit back at Harvey Weinstein after he described himself as „the forgotten man“.The movie mogul told the New York Post he’d been a „pioneering“ force for females in…

Designate Hamill and Ninja bond over a nerve-racking game of ‚Fortnite‘

By Sam Haysom2019-12-19 16:45:37 UTC Popular gaming streamer Ninja has certainly been doing the celebrity rounds lately. Earlier this month he teamed up with Daily Show host Trevor Noah for a game of Fortnite, and now he’s showing Star Wars actor Mark Hamill the ropes, too. In the above clip from Xbox Sessions, the legendary…

Movies lookahead: 20 movies now not to dash over in 2020

Image copyright Warner Bros/Universal/Disney/Getty Images Image caption L to R: Gal Gadot, Robert Pattinson, Yifei Liu and Daniel Craig Hindsight is 20/20, the old saying goes. But we’re in the foresight business here at BBC News, and now the other 2020 is fast upon us it’s time we predicted what films will be rocking your…