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James Bond actor says he signed up to advertise breath freshener and was ‘shocked’ to learn campaign was for pan masala, a product linked to cancers
The Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has apologised to the people of India for the “unauthorised and deceptive use” of his image in an advertising campaign for a chewing mixture that sometimes contains tobacco.
A heavily bearded Brosnan appeared on the front page of Indian national newspapers and TV advertisements earlier this month to promote pan masala, a preparation that can contain tobacco, lime, spices and nuts.
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- Michael Safi in Delhi
Pierce Brosnan is expressing shock and sadness after learning that Pan Bahar, an Indian breath freshener that he promotes, includes cancer-causing ingredients. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Dehli government recently asked Bollywood stars not to appear in Pan Bahar ads due to the product’s toxic composition. “Even if these pan masalas do not contain […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
Pierce BrosnanÂ is “deeply shocked and saddened” about the events following his controversial participation in the endorsement of Pan Bahar breath freshener, which may include ingredients that cause cancer.
Brosnan explained that he has the “greatest love and affection for India and its people,” in an exclusive statement to People.
“As a man who has spent decades championing women’s healthcare and environmental protection, I was distressed to learn of Pan Bahar’s unauthorized and deceptive use of my image to endorse their range of pan masala products,” the statement read. “I would never have entered into an agreement »
- Alexia Fernandez
Title: A Street Cat Named Bob Director: Roger Spottiswoode Starring: Bob, Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head. ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ is based on the same-title international best selling book, which is not about Tennessee Williams’ kitty. This is the true inspirational story of how James Bowen, a homeless recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat: Bob. The British-Canadian film director Roger Spottiswoode, had a number of action acclaimed movies under his belt such as the 1997 James Bond ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ starring Pierce Brosnan and science-fiction ‘The 6th Day’ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. His latest film is more about the [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Title: I.T. Rlj Entertainment Director: John Moore Writers: Dan Kay, William Wisher Cast: Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, Austin Swift Running Time: 95min Rated: Unrated (Language, Mild Sexuality, Violence) In Theaters And VOD: September 23, 2016 Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan, Goldeneye) is a successful business owner whom is about to launch an Uber app for private planes. Something goes wrong in his big presentation and in desperation, he begs the new temp I.T. guy Ed Porter (James Frecheville) to save the day. Thankful and wanting to welcome the new guy to the company, Mike invites Ed to his “smart home” to look at his faulty wifi. There [ Read More ]
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Legally and constitutionally, all ads promoting alcohol and tobacco products are banned from all cinema television and electronic media. So where does Pierce Brosnan, once known to us as ‘Bond…James Bond’, now simply the guy selling ‘Paan Bahaar’, hope to go with his new desi avatar? Not very far, says Censor Chief Pahlaj Nihalani. “I haven’t seen the ad. But it isRead More
The post No Pierce Brosnan, you can’t sell paan masala on Indian television! appeared first on Bollywood Hungama. »
- Subhash K. Jha
Mark Harrison Oct 14, 2016
With the question of who's playing James Bond in James Bond 25 unresolved, we look back at the casting conundrums 007 has faced before.
Since 1962, fewer men have played James Bond than have walked on the moon. Despite the relatively long turnaround of the role, the subject of who might follow in the footsteps of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in the future has fuelled many column inches and tabloid splashes.
It feels as if speculation about the seventh 007 in Eon Productions' long-lived spy franchise has been at fever pitch since this time last year, when Craig was doing the promotional rounds for Spectre and commented that he would rather “slash [his] wrists” than play Bond again. It's only after a year of constant reports on the subject that his far more optimistic comments at last weekend's New Yorker Festival »
Due to the fact that I spent most of my childhood playing N64's Goldeneye, Pierce Brosnan used to always be the first face I'd picture when I heard the name "James Bond". Having said that, I didn't really like the film Goldeneye, and the only other Brosnan Bond film I saw was Die Another Day (the one with Madonna and CGI-wave surfing. Oof). However, I... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
On paper, Werner Herzog’s latest feature film sounds like a big-budget action flick a la The Day After Tomorrow: Veronica Ferres and Gael Garcia Bernal play two ecologists sent to South America as part of a U.N. investigation into an eco-disaster. They’re quickly kidnapped by Michael Shannon’s villainous CEO and forced to grapple with the existence of a supervolcano that could destroy the entire planet. It’s one Pierce Brosnan cameo away from being Dante’s Peak. But in practice, however, Salt And Fire’s international trailer promises something a little more philosophical than megaplex disaster porn.
“There is no reality,” Shannon’s character explains in the trailer’s opening moments. “There are only views of reality, only perceptions.” And while the trailer does feature a few shots of a distant volcano, it’s equally focused on demonic imagery and religious subtext. “Is it possible »
- Caroline Siede
This Story Has Been Updated With Craig's Comments About The Bourne Films.
By Lee Pfeiffer
Last evening Daniel Craig took to the stage for a 90 minute interview as part of the New Yorker Festival, sponsored by the legendary magazine. The interview took place at New York's School Visual Arts. Craig, who is not known to be enamored of engaging in interviews, was clearly in a feisty and humorous mood and attributed his presence at the event as a sign of his long-standing respect for the New Yorker magazine. The wide-ranging discussion covered a multitude of topics with the predominant subject unsurprisingly being James Bond. Craig was sporting a bleached blonde crew cut for a forthcoming role that made him bare a resemblance to the legendary Bond villain Red Grant, played memorably by Robert Shaw in "From Russia With Love". He was dressed casually in jeans, sneakers and a leather jacket »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Pierce Brosnan gave the people of India quite a surprise on Friday morning when he appeared in a full-page ad for the pan masala brand Pan Bahar. The actor, best known for playing super-suave secret agent James Bond in four films, is not the first celebrity to appear in a foreign advertisement. If you don’t believe that, just watch this Nicolas Cage commercial from Japan. But people online are definitely having fun at Brosnan’s expense, with plenty of “shaken, not stirred” jokes to go around. Also Read: Pierce Brosnan Replaces 'Jurassic Park' Star in AMC's ' »
- Joe Otterson
Amazon Studios is financing and distributing the pic, which is expected to begin production in early 2017. Amazon couldn’t be reached for comment.
Darryl Ponicsan’s “Last Flag Flying,” published in 2005, is the follow-up to his 1970 novel, which was turned into the movie starring Nicholson, Randy Quaid, and Otis Young. Set during the Iraq War, the more recent book sees the return of the classic characters Billy Bad-Ass, Mule, and Meadows. The former Navy petty officers (played by Nicholson and »
- Justin Kroll
Whch couple was the first to waltz away from this year’s contest? We followed all the Strictly action
They dance their final dance to ‘Yesterday’, which is a song about when this was actually filmed. They give it their own personal spin with some Running Man and disco moves, which probably would have kept them out of the dance-off. Oh the irony.
So that’s it for Strictly Week 2! Next week it’s Movie Week, so let’s endure it together from 6.45pm next Saturday. In the meantime you can find me on Twitter @heidistephens, so feel free to swing by and give me a wave. Thanks for joining in, and have a brilliant week! Hx
Ooh, Twist! Anastacia and Brendan aren’t going to dance again, so the dance-off has been cancelled. So instead the public vote is deciding who is going home, and it’s… »
- Heidi Stephens
Simon Brew Oct 10, 2016
There’s little sign of a new James Bond film yet, and Spectre has left lots of questions behind. So what now, 007?
Update: here's a story that landed this morning, of relevance to this article.
This article contains light spoilers for Spectre.
At the end of October 2015, the 24th James Bond film, Spectre, enjoyed its global premiere. Following the massive success of Skyfall, hopes were understandably high for Spectre, and it quickly notched up some strong – and not so strong – reviews. Originally rumoured to be the first of a two part story (with a suggestion that it be filmed back to back with James Bond 25), Spectre would prove to be a big box office hit too. As Bond drove off into the sunset at the end of the film, the next adventure was surely an inevitability.
But something wasn’t quite right. And one year later, »
Agnes Nixon, known as the grande dame of daytime drama for creating, writing, and producing soap operas including “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “Search for Tomorrow,” died Wednesday in Pennsylvania. She was 88.
TMZ reported Nixon had been suffering complications of Parkinson’s disease.
The prolific producer was highly regarded as a pioneer for women in television who made an effort to weave real-world issues into her shows.
Nixon was also co-creator of CBS’ long-running “As the World Turns” with her mentor, Irna Phillips, who is credited with creating the soap opera genre on radio. Early in her career, Nixon was a writer on CBS’ “Guiding Light” and NBC’s “Another World.”
I am devastated to learn that we have lost Agnes. I adored her and admired her–and I am… https://t.co/fZHBamiDnN
— Susan Lucci (@Susan_Lucci) September 28, 2016
A native of Chicago, Agnes Eckhardt attended Northwestern University and decided to focus on a »
- Cynthia Littleton
Pierce Brosnan has more than a few network issues in I.T., a techno-thriller from Director John Moore. The film is essentially the psycho stalks family storyline. It starts off promising; then falls prey to convention. That said, Brosnan is a more than capable actor in any role. He delivers his standard strong performance and saves I.T. from being altogether rote.
Pierce Brosnan stars as Mike Regan, a wealthy businessman on the verge of taking his aviation company public. His press presentation encounters a technical glitch that is quickly addressed by a new temp, Ed Porter (James Frecheville). Mike has been having Wi-Fi issues in his ultra-modern mansion. He invites Ed over to work his technical magic. Ed takes a keen interest in Mike's seventeen year old daughter (Stefanie Scott). He begins to stalk the girl, much to the alarm of his boss. As Mike drops the hammer on Ed's intrusions, »
I.T. is one of those VOD sleepers you expect absolutely nothing from, yet – in the most base-value sense – John Moore’s creepy tech-driven thriller gets the job done. Scenes may feel like a tutorial in suspense and predictable plot movement, but Pierce Brosnan is just too damn smooth to ignore (like that matured, smokey Scotch he’s sipping on above).
Age hasn’t dampened this ex-Bond stud’s charms in the least, and he works well as a billionaire family man who turns primal when some jabroni threatens the ones he loves. Admittedly, you won’t be challenged by material here, but minimal genre satiation is achieved through “Peeping Tom” surveillance and satirical warnings directed towards our own internet-obsessed lifestyles.
Hey, not everything can be a five-star experience – there’s a time and place for a Burger King quickie.
Brosnan stars as company man Mike Regan, whose aviation conglomerate is »
- Matt Donato
Exclusive: Pierce Brosnan has just signed on to star in The Only Living Boy In New York, the Marc Webb-directed film for Amazon Studios. He joins Jeff Bridges, Kate BeckinsaleCallum Turner, and Kiersey Clemons in the drama that follows a recent college graduate who begins a relationship with his father's mistress. The script is by Allan Loeb with Albert Berger, John Fogel and Ron Yerxa serving as producers. Brosnan’s thriller I.T. from director John Moore, opened today in… »
Since nowadays we can’t go two seconds without checking our cell phones and everyone seems to be spending enormous amounts of time online, cautionary tales about our overdependence on technology have suddenly become all the rage. I.T. is the latest, very modest entry into this little subgenre. Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan in full “rich bastard” mode) is an aviation tycoon living in an inmaculate, top-of-the-line smart house with wife Rose (a wasted Anna Friel) and daughter Kaitlyn (Stefanie Scott). He has it all, until he makes the mistake of inviting over his company’s weird I.T. guy Ed Porter (James Frecheville), in appreciation for saving his behind during a work presentation. Ed, of course, is a loon with a few screws loose and pretty soon he...
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John Moore's thriller I.T. will be in cinemas and on VOD on September 23, 2016. ScreenAnarchy has an exclusive clip to share with you from the film. In the clip an unexpected and not entirely welcome guest shows up at Mike Regan's daughter's field hockey match. Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home.” But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed (James Frecheville), starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the...
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