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Lgbt coming-of-age drama 'Canary' lands at Breaking Glass (exclusive)

Lgbt coming-of-age drama 'Canary' lands at Breaking Glass (exclusive)
South African film premiered at Inside Out Toronto Lgbt Film Festival.

Breaking Glass has acquired the South Africa-set coming-of-age Lgbt musical drama Canary (Kanarie) starring Schalk Bezuidenhout.

Set in 1985 in the midst of apartheid, the film follows Johan, whose love for Boy George and Depeche Mode lands him a place in the South African Defence Force’s Choir known as the ‘Canaries’.

During a nationwide tour to promote the military effort against the white leadership’s perceived enemies, Johan finds love on the battlefield and is forced to confront his long-repressed sexuality.

Christiaan Olwagen directed the Marche Media production from
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Elton John To Host Ejaf’s 27th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party

Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the Elton John AIDS Foundation (Ejaf)’s 27th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.

IMDb will serve as this year’s Presenting Sponsor.

For the 15th year, Chef Wayne Elias will design and prepare a sumptuous dinner for party guests to enjoy while watching a live telecast of the 91st Academy Awards. For the first time, IMDb will broadcast its annual IMDb Live streaming companion show from the event, co-hosted by Aisha Tyler and Dave Karger, offering viewers four hours of celebrity studded conversation and unique, entertaining and informative coverage of Hollywood’s biggest night. Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8 will return to conduct the evening’s highly anticipated live auction. The event will conclude with dancing until dawn with DJ Johnny Dynell.

Ejaf’s Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible
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‘Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild’ & ‘Drop The Mic’ Move To TNT, Will Encore On TBS

  • Deadline
Turner has announced a premiere date for the new seasons of unscripted series Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild and Drop the Mic, confirming that both TBS shows will move to sister TNT. Both are set to return January 23, and will encore the following night on TBS, their previous home.

According to Turner, the move to TNT will help pair each series with TNT’s sports audience this time of year, attracted by the network’s NBA coverage. Drop the Mic has featured notable athletes such as Shaquille O’Neal, Rob Gronkowski, Michael Bennett and Odell Beckham Jr. Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild has also featured several athletes including Antonio Brown, Julian Edelman and Dana White, in addition to cameos by Michael Strahan who is an executive producer on the show.

It is unclear whether the move is part of a bigger strategic shift at TNT and
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Nicolas Roeg remembered by Donald Sutherland

15 August 1928 – 23 November 2018

The actor who starred in Roeg’s 1973 masterpiece, Don’t Look Now, remembers a visionary director, and cinematographer, who changed his life for ever

Judy Blame remembered by Boy George

• Read the Observer’s obituaries of 2018 in full here

I was filming in Florida in the spring of 1972. My agent phoned to tell me a fellow named Nic Roeg wanted to speak with me about filming Daphne du Maurier’s Don’t Look Now. I didn’t know him. Didn’t know the story. So I bought a book of her stories and read it, read the script and then I screened Walkabout and Performance, the film he’d co-directed with Donald Cammell. I liked everything.

They gave me his phone number and I called him in London. He answered. There was a lot of background barking. A cacophonous chorus of Jack Russells. He and I talked through it.
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Flashback: Band Aid Raises Millions With ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’

Flashback: Band Aid Raises Millions With ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’
The age of the celebrity supergroup charity single truly began in October 1984, when Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof watched in horror as footage of the worsening Ethiopian famine played across his television screen as part of a BBC News documentary. He was still haunted by the images a week later when a chance encounter reunited him with an old friend, Ultravox frontman Midge Ure, who was just as troubled by what he had seen on the report. The men decided to channel their outrage into a new charity single.

The
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Nine renews ‘Doctor Doctor,’ ‘Australian Ninja Warrior,’ ‘Married at First Sight’

Hayley McElhinney and Rodger Corser in ‘Doctor Doctor.’

A fourth season of Easy Tiger Productions’ Doctor Doctor, the third series of Endemol Shine Australia’s Australian Ninja Warrior and the sixth edition of Esa’s Married at First Sight will screen on the Nine Network next year.

Among other shows highlighted at the network’s Upfronts in Sydney were the perennially popular The Block, season 8 of ITV Studio Australia’s The Voice and the second editions of Wtfn Entertainment’s Paramedics and Nine’s This Time Next Year.

Also renewed are ITV’s Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation, Nine’s 20 to One, Travel Guides and Australian Crime Stories, and Screentime’s Rbt.

Meanwhile ITV Studios Australia’s Love Island Australia will move from 9Go! to Nine as host Sophie Monk introduces 10 singletons who will play the ultimate game of love and lust.

That’s in addition to a raft of new
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New York Film Review: ‘The Times of Bill Cunningham’

  • Variety
In “The Times of Bill Cunningham,” the late New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham appears before us as a blissed-out aging choirboy. He sits in his small apartment, surrounded by file cabinets jammed with his work, a geek in his element, with a shock of gray hair and two jutting front teeth that give him a big rabbity smile so eager it’s giddy — and the thing is, he means it. That antic grin lights up the room.

“The Times of Bill Cunningham” is the second documentary to be made about the Times’ legendary on-the-street photographer and shutterbug of society, and it contains a revealing story about the first, “Bill Cunningham New York.” That film was released in 2011, when Cunningham was in his early eighties (he died in 2016), and it was a profile made with his ardent approval and cooperation. So you’d assume that he might have wanted
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Cutting edge: the 80s hair salon that styled the future of fashion

A new documentary charts the rise and fall of a Soho shop that became a microcosm of British sexuality, creativity and multiculturalism

Before London became the atomised, hyper-capitalist international transit terminal it is today, it was the capital of Britain. The remorseless globalisation of the city makes Sarah Lewis’s first feature, No Ifs Or Buts – premiering at the London film festival in November – an essential historical document that charts, over two decades, the probably final moment when British culture dominated the city.

Told through the story of Cuts, a Soho hair salon launched in the 80s that became a seminal influence on UK fashion and music – serving a clientele that stretched from Boy George to Goldie – the film depicts in microcosm the brief flourishing of British sexuality, creativity and multiculturalism that occurred in London before it was globalised to the margins.
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Watch Boy George, Culture Club Play Candlelit, Gospel-Tinged ‘Life’ on ‘Corden’

Watch Boy George, Culture Club Play Candlelit, Gospel-Tinged ‘Life’ on ‘Corden’
Boy George and Culture Club transformed the Late Late Show stage into a church on Thursday for a soulful rendition of their new song “Life.”

The band recruited a full gospel choir for the performance, with Boy George belting about hope and commitment in a husky vibrato. “Will you let me breathe now while I find my truth?/ If I love myself, don’t mean I don’t love you,” he sang, with candles and panes of stained-glass adding a spiritual vibe to the setting.

“Life” is the title-track to
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Hollywood Medium: Season Four; E! Renews Tyler Henry Psychic Series

Hollywood Medium isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Deadline reports E! has renewed the TV show for a fourth season.

The series follows Tyler Henry, a sought-after medium, as he gives readings to various celebrities and tries to communicate with their departed loved ones. Previous guests have included Boy George, Kris Jenner, Tori Spelling, Melissa Joan Hart, Carole Radziwill, Moby, Kevin McHale, and Retta.

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Denise Richards Joins ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

  • The Wrap
Denise Richards Joins ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’
Denise Richards has officially joined the cast of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” the actress announced on Wednesday.

“I am so excited to join the cast of [Rhobh] as I am a huge fan of the show,” Richards said in a statement to People. “I am looking forward to spending time with all the ladies… and hopefully meeting Boy George!!”

Richards comes on as the Bravo reality show begins filming its ninth season. She joins a cast that includes Kyle Richards, Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. (Kemsley’s husband is Boy George’s manager).

Also Read: Every 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Tagline, Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)

Richards has been in talks to join the cast for weeks, with friend Rebecca Romijn hinting at the possibility on Instagram last month.

The actress previously starred in her own E! reality show, “Denise Richards: It’s Complicated.
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Hear Boy George, Culture Club Preview First Album in 19 Years

Boy George and Culture Club unveiled an uplifting new song “Let Somebody Love You,” the single from their first album in 19 years. Life is out October 26th.

Produced by UK duo Future Cut, “Let Somebody Love You” is a breezy reggae-pop tune that crackles with rich horns, nimble guitar and rumbling drums. Boy George belts the lyrics with a distinguished edge to his vocals, singing, “I am fire, you are water/ Nothing we can do/ Love is revolution.”

“Let Somebody Love You” marks Culture Club’s first new song since 2014’s “More Than Silence.
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Film Review: ‘Love, Cecil’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘Love, Cecil’
“Love, Cecil” demonstrates how a documentary can be a magical experience. I went into the film barely having heard of Cecil Beaton, who (as I learned) was one of the most incandescent photographers who ever lived. The reason I state my ignorance in such blunt terms — hey, I’m a film critic, not a photography scholar — is that for me, as I suspect will be the case for many others, the movie’s splendor lies in the sensation of being washed over by an elated experience of discovery.

The documentary tells the story of Beaton’s life, and it’s a moving and majestic one that spans many of the revolutions in perception that defined the 20th century. Yet “Love, Cecil” is rooted in the mind-bendingly eclectic splendor of Beaton’s images. He was a visionary fashion photographer, a fearless journalist of war, an indelible chronicler of celebrity, and — through
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Peter Stringfellow Dies: Worldwide Nightclub Impresario Had Beverly Hills And NY Clubs, Was 77

Peter Stringfellow Dies: Worldwide Nightclub Impresario Had Beverly Hills And NY Clubs, Was 77
Peter Stringfellow, who booked the Beatles, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and other rock legends in a collection of clubs around the world, has died. The nightclub mogul was 77 and passed away today from cancer.

His passing sparked an outpouring from the celebrities, rock legends and simply fans who attended his clubs in various parts of the world. He opened his first club in London’s Covent Garden in 1980, and Stringfellows outposts in Paris, Miami, Beverly Hills and New York followed.

Stringfellow was known for several things: his clubs, of course, but also his celebrity associations and the topless waitresses that served guests at his clubs.

Boy George noted online that Stringfellow introduced him and his mother to Princess Diana. Rod Stewart thanked him “for the good times.”

Born in Sheffield, England in 1940, Stringfellow began running clubs in the 1960s before opening his own chain.

Survivors include his wife, Bella, and four children.
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How Canada’s ‘The Launch’ Is Retuning the Reality Singing Competition Formula

  • Variety
How Canada’s ‘The Launch’ Is Retuning the Reality Singing Competition Formula
The Launch,” Big Machine Records President/CEO Scott Borchetta’s singing competition on Canadian Television (CTV), is getting a second season, having landed an exclusive worldwide distribution deal with Sony Pictures Television (Spt). The show is set to begin filming in Toronto this coming Fall for the 2018-19 season.

After just one season on the air, the show has seen success from its graduates the likes of which most reality competition shows strive for: six of the series’ singles have seen major traction, including four No. 1 songs on iTunes Canada: Poesy’s “Soldier of Love,” Logan Staats’ “The Lucky Ones,” Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine’s “Ain’t Easy,” which was recently certified platinum, and The Static Shift’s “Wide Awake.”

That success, Borchetta tells Variety, is validation that “we might really have something here.”

The idea for “The Launch” came to Borchetta shortly after completing his final season as
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An Ode to Dorit Kemsley, the Unsung Hero of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

An Ode to Dorit Kemsley, the Unsung Hero of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Can I tell you a secret? Come closer. Even closer. Ok, ready? I like Dorit Kemsley. Actually, no. I love Dorit.  Since joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last season, Dorit has become one of the most polarizing Housewives among all of Bravo's current shows in the franchise. And to be honest, I wasn't that into her at first. I didn't get her accent (She sounds British...but she's from Connecticut?!), her husband Pk Kemsley was a little too thirsty for his own diamond, and her only real friend seemed to be Boy George, her husband's favorite (and only? Discuss in the comments!) client.  But then something happened. Something shifted. Something changed. Maybe she changed? Maybe...
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When It Comes to Dough, These 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Husbands Are Rolling in It!

We're all familiar with the ladies on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but how much do you know about the men in their lives? While some of them like to stir up drama on the Bravo show — hi, Ken Todd! —others keep a low profile... like Thomas Girardi. But we’ve got the scoop on each Season 8 Real Husband, so to speak, including intel on their net worths! Trust us, while most of these ladies are independently wealthy, you're going to be impressed with the amount of dough these Beverly Hills hubbies are racking in. Though, that's surely not the reason they've managed to snag such lovely housewives, right? Mauricio Umansky's Net Worth My favorite photo bomber #Bambi
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Five Reasons “Hollywood Medium” Might Actually Just Be a Fake

For those that believe in the Hollywood Medium and his abilities it might be a hard thing to swallow but the guy is not as legit as some seem to think. By now you might have heard about Tyler Henry and his role in Hollywood as the Hollywood Medium. You might have even seen a couple of his reading with famous people like John Salley or Boy George as shown above. What you won’t hear about in Hollywood though is how he is perhaps one of the biggest scam artists of the modern era. Let’s give him this much, he

Five Reasons “Hollywood Medium” Might Actually Just Be a Fake
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Boy George and The B-52s Announce a Special Summer Tour

Boy George will be going on tour soon along with the B-52’s for a special summer tour. If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, I know, same old line, then you likely listened to the B-52’s and the Culture Club, with Boy George as the frontman. Their music was pervasive throughout both decades really since their songs were so much fun that people couldn’t help but listen to them at full blast sometimes. At some point though Boy George did leave Culture Club, though he would come back twice after going on hiatus. Eventually when he came back

Boy George and The B-52s Announce a Special Summer Tour
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Elton John AIDS Foundation Presents Its 26th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party

Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the Elton John AIDS Foundation (Ejaf)’s 26th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.

Bvlgari is the gala event’s generous Presenting Sponsor.

This year, through the support of Ejaf’s friends at Bbva Compass, the Roca Brothers of the Michelin three-star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, will design and prepare a sumptuous dinner for Party guests to enjoy while watching a live telecast of the 90th Academy Awards. El Celler de Can Roca has been among the top three restaurants on the influential World’s 50 Best Restaurants list from Restaurant magazine the past three years, claiming the top spot in 2015. Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8 will return to conduct the evening’s highly anticipated live auction. Illusionist David Jarre will make a special appearance, and the event concludes with
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