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Star Wars director hopes fans ‘open-minded’ about new film

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Star Wars director JJ Abrams says he hopes fans will be "open-minded" about the ninth and final instalment of the Skywalker saga. Speaking at the film's European premiere in London's Leicester Square, he said: "Obviously some people will love it and some will hate it and that's the nature of these movies, but I hope that, even those who are pre-determined to hate the movie, going-in will be open-minded enough to discover something they might like." He added: "I'm really happy with the job that everyone did, it really blows my mind." Image: Film director JJ Abrams poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker After more than 40 years, the franchise draws to a close with Star Wars: The Rise Of Sk...
J Lo: ‘Director wanted to see my boobs – a bit of the Bronx came out’

J Lo: ‘Director wanted to see my boobs – a bit of the Bronx came out’

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Jennifer Lopez has revealed how she reacted to a director demanding to look at her breasts during a fitting.The singer and actress, who is from the Bronx in New York City, said she refused to take her top off because they were "not on set" of a film which involved her being nude. She was speaking during a Hollywood Reporter roundtable interview with other actresses, including Scarlet Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o and Renee Zellweger. Image: Jennifer Lopez is starring in crime drama Hustlers Asked by Johansson about the encounter early in her career, which she has briefly spoken about before, she said: "He wanted to see my boobs. And I was like, 'We're not on set'."He was crazy. And I said no, I stood up for myself." ...
PMC Bank scam: Director claims she is a victim too

PMC Bank scam: Director claims she is a victim too

Finance
A Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank director, against whom a look-out notice was recently issued, has claimed that she herself is a victim of the bank scam. Dr Parmeet Sodhi, currently on vacation in Canada, has claimed in her anticipatory bail plea that she “recently deposited” Rs 10 lakh in the bank, which shows that she had no knowledge about the alleged HDIL fraud. In the anticipatory bail application filed in the Sessions Court on Friday, she says that since there is a look-out notice issued against her, she fears arrest on her arrival in India, on October 28. So, far the EOW has arrested five people in the fraud and issued lookout notices against 17 others. Those arrested include former managing director Joy Thomas, former chairman Waryam Singh and director Surjit Singh
‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins inks deal with Netflix

‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins inks deal with Netflix

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Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Wonder Woman and Monster filmmaker Patty Jenkins has signed a multi-year deal to produce new shows exclusively at Netflix. Jenkins' TV credits include The Killing, Entourage and I Am the Night. Her next movie is Wonder Woman 1984, which is set for release in theaters in 2020. Channing Dungey, the streaming service's vice president of original series, welcomed Jenkins to Netflix in a statement on Thursday. "Her trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark. We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life," Dungey said. "I'm so excited to embark on a great journey of making the new world of television with a company and group of people I admire," added Jenkins. "I look forward to digging...
Evita director: ‘Charismatic despots are back in fashion’

Evita director: ‘Charismatic despots are back in fashion’

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The director of a new staging of Evita says its depiction of a populist leader and his wife has parallels with some of today's political personalities."We clearly have a strange desire for big characters in politics in the UK and US," said Jamie Lloyd. "Charismatic despots are back in fashion."Evita, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, tells of Eva Peron, first lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952.The show has many fans, among them US president Donald Trump.In his 2004 book Think Like a Billionaire, Mr Trump called Evita his "favourite Broadway show" and said he had seen it six times. First staged in 1978, Evita was Lloyd Webber and Rice's third hit musical after...