Thandi Newton returns to original, full Zimbabwean spelling of her name. Can you guess it?


English actor Thandie Newton has revealed that she is reverting to the original Zimbabwean spelling of her first name, Thandiwe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ‘Westworld’ star told British Vogue, “That’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine.” She added that all of her future films and TV work would be credited with the name Thandiwe (pronounced ‘tan-DEE-way’) Newton. The full name of the Emmy and BAFTA-winning British actor born in London to a white British father and a Zimbabwean mother is Melanie Thandiwe Newton. However, she said her name was misspelled in the credits to her first film, 1991’s ‘Flirting,’ also starring Nicole Kidman and Noah Taylor. As a result, Thandie Newton stuck with the actor for the past three decades. In 2006, she won a BAFTA award in the best supporting actress …

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Thundercats are on the loose! New remake of 80s epic TV show


Ho! Hollywood filmmaker Adam Wingard will now helm a computer-animated adaptation of the beloved 1980s Rankin Bass animated series ‘Thundercats’ for Warner Bros. This new adaptation will be made from a script that he will write along with his frequent collaborator Simon Barrett. According to Variety Dan Lin of Rideback productions and Roy Lee of Vertigo, who have previously produced Wingard’s earlier film ‘Death Note’ was already set to produce the film with a script by David Coggeshall when Wingard signed on. The original series, which aired from 1985 to 1989, was revived for a single season by Cartoon Network in 2011, and then again in 2020 under the title ‘Thundercats Roar’. As a feature film, ‘Thundercats’ has long been a tricky project to crack for the studio, which has been hiring a small parade of screenwriters and producers since …

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has to get shredded for his role in Black Adam


Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who loves binging on his favourite food once in a while, recently gave fans a glimpse of the ‘strict diet’ he is on for his upcoming film ‘Black Adam’. The 48-year-old actor recently shared a video on Instagram, where he revealed what he eats for breakfast as he prepares for his role in the forthcoming film. Addressing viewers watching the clip, which was taken in Hawaii, Johnson said that the role requires “strength, conditioning, character and story study,” but also a well-planned diet, which he described as “the most important thing.” According to Johnson, breakfast for him includes whole eggs and egg whites, beef tenderloin, oatmeal, and blueberries, as well as gluten-free Ezekiel English muffins with Smart Balance butter, Stevia and cinnamon added for extra sweetness. The ‘Jumanji’ star also pairs the meal with powdered …

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Martin “Wolf of Wall Street” Scorsese and Christopher “Batman” Nolan confer award on Amitabh Bachchan

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This is not Amitabh Bachchan week – but you can’t keep a good man out of the news. He will be conferred with the 2021 FIAF Award by The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the organisation of film archives and museums from across the world, at a virtual ceremony scheduled to take place on March 19. As per Variety magazine, iconic filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, who have been previous recipients, will give the award to Big B for his contribution to the preservation of and access to the world’s film heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. At the opening ceremony of the 2018 Kolkata Film Festival, Bachchan had delivered an impassioned speech on film preservation, saying that most films of Indian filmmaking legends have “gone up in flames or have been discarded on the …

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F9 postponed again, to hit theatres in June. Watch trailer and Tamil commentary


The next installment in Universal’s popular franchise ‘Fast and Furious’ is shifting gears yet again. ‘F9’, which was slated to open over Memorial Day weekend, has pushed back its release date once again and will now hit the big screens on June 25 this year. As per Variety, the latest delay for ‘F9’ means it will premiere more than 12 months after originally intended. The movie was initially scheduled for last summer, but Universal bumped back the release date — first to April 2, 2021, and then to May 28 — due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In ‘F9’, Vin Diesel returns as Dom Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, alongside Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, and Helen Mirren. Michael Rooker joins the cast of the franchise in this installment. The movie also includes John Cena, playing Dom’s brother, Cardi B, …

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Wonder Woman announces third baby on the way

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Washington [US], March 2 (ANI): Hollywood actor Gal Gadot, widely known for playing the lead role in ‘Wonder Woman’ franchise, is soon going to welcome a new family member. Gadot recently revealed that she is expecting her third child with husband Yaron Varsano. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gal Gadot (@gal_gadot) The 35-year-old star announced her pregnancy on social media on Monday. She posted an adorable family picture on Instagram, which features the actor with her husband and their daughters laying on the bed and cradling her baby bump with big smiles on their faces. He captioned the sweet post, “Here we go again.” Gadot and Varsano, who tied the knot in 2008, are already proud parents to two daughters- nine-year-old Alma and three-year-old Maya, reported People magazine. The ‘Death on the Nile’ star’s pregnancy announcement …

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Lady Gaga’s dog-walker shot, 2 of her bulldogs stolen

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Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot in the chest and has been hospitalised on Wednesday night (local time). Two of the pop star’s French bulldogs have also been stolen after the robbery incident. A reporter for Lady Gaga from Italy released an official statement confirming that the two dogs, were the singer’s French Bulldogs named Koji and Gustav and the victim was Gaga’s dog walker. According to a statement given by Los Angeles police to People magazine, the incident took place at 9:40 Wednesday night. As per reports, the dog walker was walking with three of the star’s pet dogs when a gunman shot him once in the chest. The robbers took two dogs and fled the scene. The third dog was rescued by the officers of the area. Gaga has also offered reward money of USD 500,000 for information …

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Tom Holland reveals real ‘Spider-Man 3’ title after trolling fans

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Actor Tom Holland has finally revealed the real title of the third installment in the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise after the star cast of the film trolled fans with their own version of fake titles. The real title for the latest installment in the superhero franchise is ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. Holland took to his Instagram account on Wednesday night to reveal the title of the film. Holland and his co-stars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon appear in a 30-second clip, which begins with Holland walking out of director Jon Watts’ office and lamenting over being given a fake title for the film. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tom Holland (@tomholland2013) Holland says in the video, “He gave us a fake name again … I just don’t understand why he keeps doing this.” “You don’t understand? I feel like …

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