Arts & Entertainment Hollywood 

Classic Cinema: ROCKY

NOVEMBER 1976 ROCKY On 21 November 1976, little known actor Sylvester Stallone became an overnight sensation when he released the film Rocky. The film went on to become a cult classic and the start of a franchise resulting in a further five Rocky movies spanning over four decades. Born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on 6 July, 1946, Stallone was raised in New York by his parents Frank Stallone Sr. and Jacqueline Stallone, a former dancer and promoter of women’s wrestling. Along with his brother Frank Stallone Jnr, the aspiring actor started…

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Arts & Entertainment Featured Hollywood 

Star of the month: JENNIFER LAWRENCE

JENNIFER LAWRENCE Born August 15, 1990, Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–09). She subsequently appeared in the independent films The Burning Plain (2008) and Winter’s Bone (2010), for which she received her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination; at the time, she was the second youngest person to receive a nomination in the category. At age 22, Lawrence’s performance as Tiffany Maxwell in the David O. Russell-directed romantic comedy Silver…

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Arts & Entertainment Don't Miss Hollywood 

November Hollywood Previews

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” image=”842″ img_size=”398 × 589″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]INTERSTELLAR Dir. Christopher Nolan USA 2014 Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain When a wormhole is discovered, explorers and scientists unite to embark on a voyage through it, transcending the limits of human space travel. Among the travellers is a widowed engineer (McConaughey) who has to decide to leave behind his two children to join the voyage with the goal of saving humanity. Interstellar is written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, who combined his idea with an existing script by…

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Music 

Lady Gaga has splashed out $24 million on a new mansion.

Lady Gaga has splashed out $24 million on a new mansion. The 28-year-old singer – who grew up in New York City – has reportedly purchased her first home in California. A real estate source told gossip website TMZ.com that the ‘Bad Romance’ hit maker bought a huge compound in Malibu from the founder of Warner Bros Worldwide Consumer Products Division, Dan Romanelli. The lavish property, which has a secret entranceway, sits on six acres and boasts five bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, an elevator, pool, gym, wine cellar, two-lane bowling alley,…

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Arts & Entertainment Music 

U2’s Bono Reveals Why He Wears Sunglasses

U2’s Bono Reveals Why He Wears Sunglasses Pop star tells Graham Norton he’s suffered from glaucoma for two decades… U2 frontman Bono has revealed why he has sported sunglasses for the last 20 years – and it’s something of a surprise. Appearing on The Graham Norton Show last month, the 54-year-old singer – real name Paul Hewson – said he had been suffering from eye condition glaucoma for two decades. “This is a good place to explain to people that I’ve had glaucoma for the last 20 years,” he said….

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Arts & Entertainment Bollywood 

Bollywood calling Zayn

One Direction star Zayn Malik is being wooed by Bollywood bosses who want him on a blockbuster soundtrack. The 21-year-old hunk has been lined up to join the likes of Kylie and Snoop Dogg, who have swelled their fan base – and coffers – through the lucrative Asian movie scene. Producers in Mumbai want to tap into his global popularity and Bradford-born Zayn could pocket up to £500,000 for a song. A movie insider says: “One very big production company is putting together an offer for him to act as…

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Arts & Entertainment Events Hollywood 

Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Oscars 2015

Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Oscars 2015 Actor confirms he’ll be MCing at the movie world’s biggest night of the year… Commenting in an official release from the Academy, he said: “It is truly an honour and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards. “I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show. To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had…

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Arts & Entertainment Don't Miss Urban Echo News 

PICTURESHOUSE TAKES OVER MEDIA MUSEUM CINEMAS TO BOOST NUMBERS

From 31 October, Picturehouse will be taking over the operation of the three screens at the Museum: the 300-seat Pictureville (described by Lord Puttnam as ‘The best cinema in the world’), the 100-seat Cubby Broccoli Cinema, and Europe’s first IMAX screen. The opening of Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s IMAX space epic, on 7 November will serve as a celebration of the National Media Museum’s historic role in introducing the IMAX format to the UK, and its status as one of the few true IMAX 70mm film cinemas in the world. Interstellar…

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Arts & Entertainment Don't Miss Urban Echo News 

Launch of Leeds International Film Festival

YORKSHIRE DIARY Date: November 1987 Event: Launch of Leeds International Film Festival The first Leeds International film festival (LIFF) took place in 1987. LIFF is now the largest film festival in England outside London. Every November, Leeds hosts the largest film festival in England outside London, welcoming thousands of film lovers to over 250 screenings across 18 days at venues across the city. Its inspirational programme presents the best new and unseen films from around the world, across six different genre strands, and includes world premieres of new releases (previous…

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Bollywood Urban Echo News 

WELCOME TO KARACHI… IN BRADFORD

Bollywood came to the streets Bradford in October to shoot the film, Welcome to Karachi. Directed by Ashish Mohan and produced by Vashu Baghnani, the acclaimed producer responsible for past blockbusters such as Biwi No. 1 and Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya, the latest project is due to hit the cinemas by next year. Originally, Life of Pie actor Irrfan Khan was due to appear in the film but due to unavailable dates, he was replaced by fledgeling actor Jackky Baghnani. Baghnani joins fellow actor Arshad Warsi in this tale of…

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