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U2 delay new album after Trump's victory



onald Trump's election has forced U2 to delay the release of their new album, guitarist The Edge has said. The Irish rockers had almost completed Songs of Experience, their 14th studio album, and were adding "the final touches" when "the election [happened] and suddenly the world changed," he told Rolling Stone magazine. "The world is a different place [after] the Trump election," he continued. "It's like a pendulum has suddenly just taken a huge swing in the other direction." The band have criticised the US president-elect in the past: in Sep-

tember, lead singer Bono called Trump "really dangerous", accusing the then presidential candidate of "trying to hijack the idea of America." Songs of Experience will be a follow-up to their last record Songs of Innocence, which sparked a backlash when it was automatically downloaded to half a billion iTunes accounts in 2014, leading Bono to apologise for his "megalomania." Shelving the new album's release will give the group "a chance to think about these songs and make sure they're really what we want to put out," The Edge said. Following the former reality TV star's

unexpected election victory, the band decided they needed "to put the album on ice". In the mean time, they will be touring their Grammy-winning 1987 album The Joshua Tree, with dates in London and Dublin. Tickets for the tour will be available from January 16. "We're happy to take this moment to regroup and think about an album that's so many years old, but still seems relevant," The Edge said, asserting that "things have come full circle" since the Eighties: "It was a period when there was a lot of unrest... it feel like we're right back there." Source:

Directing Salman is no less than a dream come true: Remo D’Souza


ver since choreographer Remo D’Souza donned the director’s hat, he has been on a roll. With movies such as FALTU (2011), ABCD (2013), ABCD 2 (2015) and A Flying Jatt (2016), he has successfully carved a niche for himself in the industry. The latest buzz is that Remo is teaming up with actor Salman Khan for his next dance film. “Though we are yet to make an official announcement, I think Salman (sir) has already mentioned it somewhere in the media. I’m happy to do a film with him at such an early stage in my directorial career,” says Remo without divulging more details. Remo who is a “huge fan” of Salman, and has worked with him on several songs, says collaborating with him for a film is going to be a different experience alto-

gether. “My chemistry with Salman goes long back and we have a great equation. Doing a film with him is no less than a dream,” he says. About Salman’s peculiar dancing style, Remo says, “People think that Salman does his own style of dancing, which he doesn’t do most of the time.” Also, Salman will reportedly play a father to a 13-year-old daughter. “I don’t see any harm in him playing a father on screen. It’s amazing how Aamir (Khan) also played such a role and got into that mode,” says Remo, adding, “ Initially, the audience didn’t like actors playing elderly roles. But the perception is changing now. The audience is now accepting that an actor can play a solo lead, an action hero and a father as well.”

Karan Johar confirms end of friendship


aran Johar's autobiography, An Unsuitable Boy, contains many headline grabbing revelations. After the filmmaker opened up about his sexuality and also responded to rumours about his alleged relationship with Shah Rukh Khan, now he has answered another burning question: What happened between Karan and Kajol? Karan has not held back in the book, clearly stating that he does not consider Kajol a friend anymore. Kajol and Karan met in 1995 when he was an assistant on Dilwale Dulhaniya Le

ew complaints of discrimination have hit the film awards season after Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman slammed the gender pay gap as "crazy" – and said it was even worse in Hollywood than in other jobs. In a magazine interview, Portman revealed that she was paid three times less than her male costar Ashton Kutcher for her role in the 2011 romantic comedy "No Strings Attached". "Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar," Portman told Marie Claire. "In Hollywood we are making 30 cents to the dollar." The 35-year-old star – who won a best actress Oscar in 2011 for her role in "Black Swan" and plays Jackie Kennedy in a forthcoming biopic about the former U.S. First Lady - said the pay disparity was "crazy". The World Economic Forum, a non-profit foundation, predicts the global gender pay disparity may take up to 170 years to close. The average global gap stood at 59 percent in 2016, it said in a report released last October. Hollywood's gender pay gap was highlighted in 2015, when hacked documents from film studio Sony Pictures revealed major pay disparities between top actors. They showed that U.S. actress Jennifer Lawrence was paid less than her male co-stars Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper

in the 2013 black comedy "American Hustle". Hacked emails showed that Bale and Cooper earned nine percent of the film's total profits, whilst Lawrence was only paid seven percent. Lawrence later said she was "mad at herself" after learning about the pay gap because she had "failed as a negotiator". Other movie stars – such as Sandra Bullock and Jessica Chastain – have also hit out at pay discrimination. The 2017 awards season began on Sunday with the Golden Globes dinner in Beverly Hills, kicking off two months of red carpets and black tie events, culminating in the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 26. Actress Meryl Streep turned her Golden Globe acceptance speech into a scathing commentary on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, stunning her audience into silence and grabbing headlines with her criticism of Trump's impersonation of a disabled newspaper reporter. Last year, the Academy Awards were heavily criticised for picking an all-white lineup of best actor nominees, prompting boycotts from several big names, including Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee. The criticism became widely associated with the Twitter hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. Source: Reuters

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Jayenge which starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The trio became the best of friends when the future Mrs Devgn agreed to star in Karan's debut film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998. And soon duo were seemingly joined at the hip. Kajol became a regular in all of Karan's movies, be it Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham or My Name Is Khan. Karan believed that Kajol was his lucky charm and even got her to do a cameo in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and his 2012 film Student Of The Year starring Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra. The duo knew everything about each other's

Disney negotiating with Carrie Fisher’s estate to bring back Leia

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he untimely death of Carrie Fisher at the end of December brought shock and grief to her fans, but it posed other problems for film executives with an extensive Star Wars franchise lined up. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story famously featured Peter Cushing, despite the fact the actor had died in 1994. Disney used a combination of digital effects to change the appearance of actor Guy Henry to appear as Cushing's character, so that it seemed as if Cushing was acting from beyond the grave. Newsnight reports that Disney could be discuss-

ing doing the same thing with Fisher, who returned to the Star Wars franchise in JJ Abrams' 2015 film, The Force Awakens, as General Leia Organa. Kirsty Wark said on the BBC show: "With what might be regarded as unseemly haste, Disney is negotiating with the actor’s estate over her continued appearance in the franchise. If Disney gets the go-ahead, Carrie Fisher will join Peter Cushing, who, last month, 15 years after his death, played a key role in Rogue One as Grand Moff Tarkin." There was no more detail on what exactly Disney is negotiating with the estate: the studio may want to continue using Fisher's likeness

on merchandise, or, as with Cushing, want to bring Leia back for Star Wars: Espiode IX, which is due for release in 2018. As Newsnight pointed out, however, such technological advances come with their own ethical questions: just because late actors can be brought back to popular franchises, it doesn't mean that they should. Some living actors have taken steps to ensuring that once they die, they shouldn't return to the big screen. Robin Williams, who died in 2014, banned the commercial use of his image until 2039. As for what technology will be capable of then remains to be seen. Source:

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January 14th, 2017  

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