Alia Bhatt reveals how her journey as a producer started from Darlings; says, “Always ask the questions because no one has all the answers, even Bill Gates doesn’t.” : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama


When Alia Bhatt started as Shanaya in Student Of The Year, way back in 2012, little did we know what this star kid will bring to the table. From showcasing her talent as an actor, this Bhatt girl has managed to even dip her hands into business, investments and even film production. Being one of the most sought after actresses of the current generation, the actress was invited to the Forbes podium during their show Tycoons of Tomorrow where the actress showcased the businesswoman side of her as she discussed her financial decisions, investments, and her recent venture of film production. Starting as a producer of the Netflix film Darlings, Alia Bhatt discussed her journey and also revealed a little something about the future of her production house.

Alia Bhatt reveals how her journey as a producer started from Darlings; says, “Always ask the questions because no one has all the answers, even Bill Gates doesn’t.”

Speaking about how it all started with Darlings, Alia Bhatt said in this Forbes conference, “What started off as a bit of a mathematical calculation, ended up being a production house. So, when Darlings came to me, I didn’t want to loan the production of the film. So I decided to charge a lesser fee and also that I’ll take the backend of the film. Actually what I realized by that time was that I was way more interested in what happens behind the camera and what it takes to make a movie. Ten years into the industry, I have had my first film as a producer out and I feel that the understanding that I have gathered on making a movie like Darlings has been extremely substantial. I am always learning – That’s my motto! I believe that you continuously learn and grow. You should also always ask questions because you don’t have all the answers, no one has, even Bill Gates doesn’t.”

She went on to further share, “It did seem like financially the right thing to do but otherwise also, it seemed like the right thing for me as a creative individual, ten years into the industry. Sorry, at that time I was eight.”

At the same time, Alia also asserted that she didn’t want to be like a production house that is constantly churning out content after content. “I am still a boutique production house. It’s not going to be like I am churning out content. But I will set out a certain goal where I would like to develop possibly a show, a movie, or a podcast. Whatever be the case, I know that I want to put out content that I connect with and has an emotional core that is extremely high. I want to be a part of a filmmaking process behind the camera and not just in front of the camera,” she concluded.

Also ReadAlia Bhatt’s intimate baby shower included Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Karan Johar & Soni Razdan; see photos

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Eiza González Denies Elektra Casting Rumors For ‘Daredevil: Born Again’


Eiza González has shot down rumors that she has been cast as Elektra for the Disney Plus series Daredevil: Born Again.

Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Spider-Man: No Way Home before suiting up as Daredevil in the latest episode of the Disney Plus series She-Hulk. While Daredevil’s next appeanrace in rumored to be in the upcoming Echo series, Marvel is also working on a new series focusing on the Man Without Fear.

Recent rumors have suggested that Eiza González has been cast in the upcoming Daredevil series, which is expected to begin filming next year. Last night, Gonzalez took to Twitter to comment on the rumors, denying that she has been cast as Elektra in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Elektra was last seen in the second season of Daredevil and the Defenders miniseries on Netflix. That version of the character was played by French actress Elodie Yung. There’s currently no word on Yung’s future as Elektra now that Daredevil is part of the MCU.

During an appearance at a Fandom Spotlite Wizard World panel back in 2020, Elodie Yung expressed her interest in returning to the role of Elektra. “Let me tell you, I love this character because she’s so complex and broken. She’s got a lot of villain in her, and that I can relate to, and also a lot of good. It’s such an amazing character. I would love for Marvel to bring her back,” Yung said at the time.

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Netflix Unveils Upcoming Arab Films & Series Including Telfaz11 Feature ‘Alkhallat’, Docu-Soap ‘Dubai Bling’


Netflix has previewed a selection of upcoming films and shows aimed at the Arab world and hailing from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, and Jordan.

The global platform has been steadily making inroads into the Middle East and North Africa since 2015, in the face of fierce competition from local players such as MBC’s Shahid VIP and Starzplay.

The slate announcement comes just one month after a group of Gulf states threatened Netflix with legal action if the platform did not remove content they deemed as contradicting Islamic values.

Netflix has not commented on the Gulf threats and appears undeterred in its push into the region and content aimed at the Arab world.

“Netflix will continue to expand its investment in the region, bringing authentic stories and talent from the Arab world to the forefront of the global entertainment industry,” the platform said.

The new productions slated, mainly due to launch in 2023, include Saudi Arabian feature Alkhallat+, a satirical suspense film based on the hit online show Alkhallat, which was first released in 2017 and received more than 1.5 billion views across YouTube and social media.

The feature is one of the first productions to come down the pipeline under an eight-picture deal with burgeoning Saudi Arabian studio Telfaz11, signed in November 2020.

“The film will feature four exciting comeback stories of social deception and trickery in four unlikely places, bringing the best of this beloved Saudi show to life,” said Netflix.

Fahad Alammari directs an ensemble cast featuring stand-up comedian Fahad Albutairi, actors Suhaib Godus and Ismail Alhassan, best known for their performances in The Sun of Gnosis; and influencer and actor Ziyad Alamri.

Netflix also announced a second Telfaz11 feature, The Matchmaker by director Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan, whose debut film Last Visit (2019) played at Karlovy Vary and Marrakech.

Billed as a psychological thriller film with a supernatural slant, the film is set in against the backdrop of the rocky desert landscape of world heritage site of AlUla. The cast features Hussam Alharthy, Reem AlHabib, Nour Alkhadra.

The slate also featured the eight-episode Arabic docu-soap Dubai Bling, which launches globally on October 27.

The show follows the lives of 10 self-made wealthy individuals in Dubai including Australian radio presenter Kris Fade and his wife Brianna Ramirez, Saudi TV host and actress Lojain Omran as well as Emirati DJ Marwan Al Awady and his wife Danya Mohammed.

Netflix also unveiled one of its first Kuwaiti productions The Exchange. Set in Kuwait in 1988, the drama revolves around two women making their way in the boys club of the Kuwait Stock Exchange, on the eve of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of the country.

The drama was conceived and written by celebrity TV presenter, actress and activist Nadia Ahmad, with Anne and Adam Sobel, and is directed by Egyptian director Karim Elshenawy and Kuwaiti filmmaker Jasem AlMuhanna.

The cast includes popular local actors Rawan Mahdi, Mona Hussain, Hussain alMahdi, Mohamed Mansour, Faisal alAmiri, Jasem alNabhan, Maryam Salih, Asmahan Tawfiq and Abdullah Bahman.

The slate also features the second season of animated Masameer County, a youth-focused show chronicling the rapidly changing face of Saudi Arabia and tackling formerly taboo subjects with humor.

It is the first production to come out of a five-year exclusive deal between Saudi animation studio Myrkott and Netflix.

These new shows follow in the wake of Saudi director Hana Al Omair’s psychological thriller Whispers, Jordanian high-school drama Al Rawabi School for Girls, and Finding Ola, starring Tunisian-Egyptian star Hend Sabry as a newly divorced single mother as she embarks on a voyage of personal discovery.

Non-fictions hits in the region have included Arabic unscripted reality show The Fastest, and archaeological documentary, Secrets Of The Saqqara Tomb which was viewed by 22 million households in its first week of launch





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Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship Unveils 2022-2023 Class


The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship (KSFEF) just launched its newly redesigned group fellowship, announcing the 30 documentary editors who will be participating in the 2022-2023 edition of the annual program. Convening on a monthly basis over the course of one year, fellows from historically underrepresented backgrounds will receive group mentorship from seasoned editors, discussing the craft and business of documentary film editing as well as various self-selected topics about life and work. A press release announced the news. 

“We feel we can best serve the documentary editing community by providing space for mentorship and by recognizing how essential inclusivity is in documentary practice,” KSFEF president Maya Mumma commented in a statement. “Through our open call this year and through expanding the geographic boundaries of the program we have found an incredible cohort of fellows.” She added, “We look forward to not only seeing them grow throughout their fellowship year but throughout their careers.” 

Among this year’s cohort are Simone Maurice, who is credited as a post producer on “Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues,” a doc about the influential jazz musician, and Tiffany Dixon, who served as an assistant editor on the acclaimed Netflix docuseries “The Keepers.” Other fellows include Ha Vo, a multidisciplinary artist and editor who has worked on “The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show” as well as Karen Acevedo, whose work includes the Emmy Award-winning series “The New Environmentalists,” which highlights ordinary people who are helping to transform the world. 

Founded in 2010 in the memory of its namesake, the late Karen Schmeer, the KSFEF helps nurture the careers of documentary editors, associate editors, and assistant editors from underrepresented backgrounds, identities, and experiences. “By investing in editors, we affirm and strengthen the critical role editors play in documentary storytelling,” the organization emphasized.

Described as “one of the leading editors of her generation,” Schmeer launched her career and decade-long collaboration with Errol Morris with the 1997 doc “Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control.” She also worked with a variety of documentary and fiction filmmakers on a diverse catalog of topics, including Lucia Small’s doc “My Father the Genius,” about architect Glenn Howard Small, and Neil Abramson’s war drama “American Son.”

Karen’s absence is deeply felt, not only for her filmmaking gifts, but for her extraordinary spirit, which touched countless people. This fellowship is meant to honor both her artistic legacy and her giving spirit,” KSFEF’s site reads.


Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellows 2022-2023

Kylee Acevedo
Jason Alarcón
Cheryl Beadling
Daniel Chávez-Ontiveros
Gustavo Curi
Katrina De Vera
Tiffany Dixon
Dahlia Fischbein
Victoria Guillem
Beth Kearsley
Christina Kelly
Drigan Lee
Tessa Malsam
Simone Maurice
Michaelle McGaraghan
M’Daya Meliani
Ashley Moradipour
Cierra Pacheco
Pegah Pasalar
Brian Redondo
Jarrid Reagle
Joy E. Reed
Elika Rezaee
Susannah Smith
Ally Southwood-Smith
Jon Stray
Ha Vo
Mimi Wilcox
Grace Zahrah
Luz Marina Zamora

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship Mentors

Anne Alvergue
Don Bernier
Purcell Carson
Flavia de Souza
Stacy A. Goldate
Rabab Haj Yahya
Jean Kawahara
Inbal Lessner
K.A. Miille
Miki Watanabe Milmore
Kristen Nutile
Christopher White



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Live Updates: Here Are The Winners For The 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards!


Every year BET holds its annual Hip-Hop Awards as they pay homage to those who have paved the way, and also those who are killing the game now, and those who are also up and coming.

This year’s show made a return to Atlanta, GA, and featured some special guest appearances from stars such as Lil Kim, Remy Ma, Glorilla, Kodak Black, Yo Gotti, and many others. All the way from the Bronx, NY Fat Joe served as the emcee for this year’s award show, which also honored the one and only Trina with the ‘I Am Hip-Hop Award.’

Check out a list of this year’s winners:

Glorilla was announced as the first winner of this year’s award show. She had a major year with her summer anthem “F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” and with the success of the record, she became the first female rapper signed to Yo Gotti’s record label CMG.

When it comes to the Best Hip-Hop Platform, there were two winners. Yung Miami’s show ‘Caresha Please,’ walked away as a winner. As well as N.O.R.E and DJ EFN’s ‘Drink Champs,’ podcast. Both shows are a part of Revolt’s platform.

When it comes to the DJs that have been putting it down on the ones-and-twos, DJ Drama walked away with the title of DJ of the Year.

Trina has been the baddest for more than 20 years, and during tonight’s show she was recognized for her contributions to the game as she received the ‘I Am Hip-Hop Award.’ During her acceptance speech, she shared that her award is dedicated to her 17-year-old niece that was unfortunately killed back in July.

Kendrick Lamar was a big winner during this year’s show. He walked away with the awards for Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Best Live Performer, and Hip-Hop Album of the Year. He also won Best Hip-Hop Video with Baby Keem, who is also his real-life cousin. To round out his list of awards, Kendrick also won Video Director of the Year with Dave Free.

Latto had a huge year, and also a major record with “Big Energy,” which earned her the award for Song of the Year at this year’s show.

Future, Drake, and Tems had the whole world singing at the top of their lungs with their collaboration “Wait For You,” which appears on Future’s latest album “I Never Liked You,” which earned them the award for Best Collaboration.

Now ya’ll know 50 Cent always has a new project, product, or event to promote, and with his multiple platforms and streams of income, he earned the title of Hustler of the Year at this year’s show.

Check out the full list of winners here.

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Christina Hall Agrees to Stop Posting Photos of Son, Trashes Ex-Husband in the Process


Christina Hall has shared the last photo of her youngest son online.

But not before trying to get the last word in during an ugly custody battle against her ex-husband.

Last week, Ant Anstead — who was married to the HGTV personality for about two years and who shares two-year old Hudson with Christina — filed a court declaration in which he requested that his ex-wife keep the aforementioned toddler out of the spotlight.

Anstead proceeded to explain why he didn’t want Hudson to appear again on social media or on Christina’s upcoming new television show.

Christina Hall has a mighty cute son. But she has agreed to not feature him on social media again.

“The risks for a child working on a television production set (even if that ‘set’ is Christina’s home) are innumerable and well documented,” he detailed in the paperwork, referring to his ex-wife’s upcoming reality series and continuing:

“Putting aside the obvious pressures of working within a TV production environment, children involved in television production often have lingering issues that affect their welfare, worldview, and self-image, leaving them diminished and dependent upon the perceived approval of others for their self-worth.”

Ant added:

“It is my goal to ensure that Hudson is allowed a childhood that is joyful, healthy, and natural, with as few stresses as possible, and this should be prioritized above creating commercial opportunity and content.”

Ant Anstead, Son
Ant Anstead poses here on Instagram with the son he shared with Christina Haack.

Anstead, a television host and personality himself, emphasized in these documents that he hopes to work things out with Christina outside of a courtroom — but went on to cite the death of former Toddlers & Tiaras star Kaila Posley as an example of how television roles can be “insurmountably humiliating” for kids.

“I urge the courts to review the recent and tragic case of Kailia Posey and a defining embarrassing meme,” he wrote, referring to the tragic suicide of this 16-year old.

Prior to this filing, Anstead had trashed Christina as a deadbeat mom who has spent an average of “9 full days each month” with Hudson over the last 20 months.

Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead
Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead gave it a good try. But they split after two years of marriage.

Now, in her latest Instagram post, Christina has fired back at Anstead… while also agreeing to his conditions.

“Hudson’s father has made attempts to turn my family, friends and fans against me through manipulation tactics and false information. This has had great impact on me and my household,” the 39-year-old wrote in a caption.

“Because of this, I have made the decision to no longer feature Hudson on Instagram, my tv shows or any social platforms until he is old enough to make this decision for himself.”

This does seem like the proper conclusion to arrive at, even if it took quite the ugly back-and-forth to get there.

Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead header crop

Noting that she has “always been fine not having Hudson appear on public platforms and have made that clear,” the former Flip or Flip star explained that she wanted her son to “participate in the fun activities/outings with our family/siblings” that happen while filming.

“Hudson’s father has made it clear via his public court filings he is using Instagram to rate the kind of parent I am, since that is the only access he has to my personal life,” Hall added, writing:

“This has been the case since July 2020.”

The mom of three also pointed out that her photos show “a very small fraction of my personal life as the rest is kept between me and my family.”

Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead Cozy Up
Photo via Instagram

The HGTV star wrapped things up by saying that she has a “personal collection of photos on my phone and in our home are filled with memories of my children, so Hudson will be just fine without having his presence displayed on a public forum.”

“I am and will ALWAYS remain a protective mother,” she wrote.



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Meghan King Got Her Boobs & Nose Done – And She’s Sharing All! – Perez Hilton


Meghan King is getting candid about her recent cosmetic surgeries!

At the beginning of the month, the Real Housewife got a breast augmentation and a rhinoplasty, and she’s being so open about it! WAY more than most celebs!

This week, the RHOC star gave her Instagram followers all the behind-the-scenes deets. On Monday she posted a clip to her story taken on the morning of the procedure. In the video, she nervously admitted she was worried about looking “too different” after the surgery:

“I’m feeling ready. I just don’t want to look too different. That’s where my anxiety’s coming from right now. I don’t want my boobs to look so big that I look like I’m bigger than I am. … I’m feeling sentimental, pensive.”

She then revealed she had to go by herself, as her friend couldn’t make it last minute! Noooo!

“I got this. I’m alone for a lot of things. It’s just another thing.”

In a second story, where she showed a photo of herself in a medical gown, the Bravolebrity thanked the surgical team for doing a great job and keeping her calm:

“Even though I was nervous, Dr. Niccole & his team were amazing at talking me through it. Thankful for the Cosmeticare team who was at my side every step of the way.”

It wasn’t until Tuesday did she finally say what exactly she had done on the ‘gram — and that she was planning on telling all!

“So, cat’s out of the bag. I’ve gotten my nose upgraded and my chest upgraded after 10 years. I am going to share the story of how it happened … stay tuned.”

On Friday afternoon she shared a side-by-side pic to show how much the swelling has gone down…

(c) Meghan King/Instagram Story

And another WITH makeup to show what’s pretty much at this point the final product!

Meghan King Instagram Story surgery updates finished nosejob
(c) Meghan King/Instagram Story

Clearly she’s happy with the results! She excitedly told US Weekly things went exactly how she wanted them to:

“Dr. Niccole is an artist! I totally felt at ease and came out looking like a natural, enhanced version of myself, which is what I wanted! Props to Cosmeticare!”

Awesome news! We’re so glad it went well!

Related: Scooter Braun Regrets How He Handled Purchase Of Taylor Swift’s Music

The 38-year-old actually subtly first revealed this summer she would be getting her boobs done. In a post from July showing her stunning figure in a swimsuit, she captioned the post hinting at her new “melons.” Ch-ch-check out the full post (below):

Didn’t even catch that one! Ha!

We’re so happy for Meghan and wish her a speedy recovery!

[Image via MEGA/WENN/Instagram/Meghan King]



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George Clooney reacts to ‘pretty boy’ Brad Pitt calling him the ‘most handsome man’ | CNN




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George Clooney and Brad Pitt can’t quit teasing each other.

On Thursday’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Clooney was asked what he thought about Pitt recently calling him the most handsome man in the world.

Clooney said he wasn’t so sure about that, but then told Colbert that he agreed with Pitt.

“I, too, think that I am the most handsome man,” Clooney quipped to cheers from the audience.

When Colbert remarked that it was nice of him to agree with Pitt, Clooney couldn’t help but revert to poking fun at his friend, who he called “pretty boy Pitt.”

“I will say that I think his first answer was himself and then someone said, ‘Let’s do that again. Don’t say yourself,’” Clooney joked.

The two “Ocean’s 11” co-stars are set to reunite on screen on a as-yet-untitled film for Apple in which they will play fixers assigned the same job.





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Quick Q&A with drumming star Nandi Bushell


Twelve-year-old rock star Nandi Bushell has answered some quick-fire questions upon the release of her new song.

The schoolgirl, from Ipswich, has drummed with some of the world’s biggest names in rock including Foo Fighters and Lenny Kravitz.

Her new song, The Shadows, is inspired by her father’s health struggles, and she said she wrote it to “cheer him up”.

Speaking of her love of music, she said: “I love the way it makes me feel and how I can give messages to make the world a better place.”



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