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Kurulus Osman Episode 23 English, Urdu and Bangla Subtitles

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Osman is found by Ahis, who was wounded while running away from the Mongols. Osman Bey and Ahis reach to the Sheikh Edebali together. Bamsi Bey tries his best to open the gate of Alisar`s manor. Dundar Bey desires to fight with Gunduz Bey.  Then Alisar orders his troopers to attack. The fight is about to start in the manor of Alisar Bey. Gunduz Bey starts to talk and tells that he understands Dundar Bey`s traitorous plan. Alisar Bey`s mind changes and he stops his troopers. Alisar Bey tells that he does not know anything and listens to Gunduz. Bamsi tells that the killer of Dundar`s son is Alisar. In Kurulus Osman, Sheikh Edebali and Bala find that Osman Bey is wounded. Sheikh Edebali and Ahis try to assist Osman Bey. Alisar says that what Gunduz Bey told about him is recline and tries to attack him. Meanwhile, Aygul reaches and stops everyone. Alisar continues to say that he is not guilty. Gunduz Bey Gunduz Bey tells Alisar not to impede with the Kayi plain, but Alisar does not agree with it. Bamsi apprises Alisar once again, but Alisar says he is trying to keep the order. Alisar Bey presents a proposal to talk and arrange a meeting the next day in Sogut.

Sheikh Edebali callus the wounds of Osman Bey and then send a message to the Kayi plain. Zohre gets annoyed and apprises Aygul for what she has done. Aygul denies her mother. Meanwhile, Alisar reaches and slaps Aygul. Alisar is very irate about what happened. Balgay begins collusion with other Mongol commanders and plans a riot against Geyhatu Khan. Balgay says that geyhatu will come to Sogut and invites troopers from all over Anatolia to execute him. Bala and Selcan Hatun despairingly wait for Osman Bey. Bala tries to speak to Osman Bey and tells him to wake up. Gunduz Bey and Bamsi reach to the plain. One of the Ahis meets them and informs the condition of Osman Bey. In Kurulus Osman, Bamsi desires to meet Osman Bey, But Gunduz Bey stops him. Gunduz Bey orders Abdurrahman Ghazi to remain on the plain and plans to set out for Sogut with Bamsi. Dundar and Bahadir are worried because of what Alisar told. Alisar speaks why he did so. Alisar`s new scheme is to murder Gunduz and Bamsi, and he selects his best troopers for this task. Ahis and Sheikh Edebali do dhikr and pray to Allah Almighty.

Meanwhile, Osman bey wakes up and starts to pray to Allah.  That night Osman bey saw a dream. In Osman Bey`s dream, the moon comes out of Sheikh Edebali`s chest and gets into Osman bey`s chest. Then a tree comes out from Osman bey`s chest. This tree flourishes rapidly and the branches of the tree cover a lot of places. Osman Bey glimpses swords and minarets in these places. Osman Bey wakes up and thinks about his dream. Meanwhile, Sheikh Edebali realizes that he is waking and goes to him. Osman Bey describes his dream to Sheikh Edebali. Sheikh Edebali hears to Osman Bey and tells that the time has come. Sheikh Edebali grants Bala to marry Osman Bey. In Kurulus Osman, Sheikh Edebali says that Allah acknowledged Osman Bey and his generation being Hakan and that many places will meet Islam thanks to Osman`s struggles. Osman Bey cries of joy. Balgay and his troopers attack the troopers of Geyhatu Khan. Balgay gets that Geyhatu is already on his way to Sogut and Alisar got a command to kill Osman. Bala reaches to Osman bey and realizes that his father grants her to marry.  Then Selcan hatun reaches there and learns the news of Osman bey and Bala`s marriage.

Dundar inquires about Alisar`s scheme and tells he is worried about Osman Bey. Alisar tells that Osman bey is now dead. Osman bey gets information about the latest incidents from Boran. Osman Bey Doubts that Alisar is about to do something. Kongar is sent to Balgay by Osman Bey. Bamsi alp and Gunduz Bey discuss about the meeting and set out together. Kongar finds Balgay`s confidential place and goes to him. Balgay demands for the Genghis Khan`s laws but Kongar tells that Osman bey lied to them. Alisar`s troopers set a trap and start waiting for Bamsi and Gunduz, but Osman`s alps execute them. Alisar and Dundar Bey go to Sogut and consider that Gunduz is already dead. In Kurulus Osman, Bamsi and Gunduz Bey reach to Sogut. Alisar sees that they are not deceased and is astonished. Balgay talks to Kongar. Kongar would like to thank Balgay for his efforts. Balgay is bothered about what Osman Bey will do, but Kongar says that he will murder Osman. Alisar and Gunduz start discussing. Gunduz wants to take back the betrayers and says that Alisar should not impede with the internal affairs of the plain. Alisar says that he will not give back the betrayers to them and the plain relies on him. Gunduz Bey objects to Alisar`s this talk.

Alisar starts to get annoyed and tension increases. Gunduz Bey ceases the Alps and says that those in the tribe are uneasy because of Alisar`s actions. Alisar announces that these lands belong to Geyhatu Khan and menaces Kayis. Gunduz Bey says that they have faith on Allah Almighty and leaves the conference. Osman Bey gets information about the confidential place of Balgay and sets out. Alisar tells that Geyhatu Khan will make the final decision regarding Kayis. Osman Bey and the Alps secretly find the Balgay`s camp and find Kongar. Kongar says that when Geyhatu khan arrives to Sogut, Balgay will attack.  Balgay tells that he will begin a fight between Geyhatu khan and Kayis and then attack Geyhatu Khan. Meanwhile, Osman Bey and his Alps enter Balgay`s base. Osman Bey says he desires to make a deal with Balgay. Alisar and Dundar Bey find dead troopers in the forest. One of the Dundar`s Alps recalls Alisar`s dead trooper and tells that he had acted like a Mongol trooper before. Dundar Bey says his Alp to remain quite. Alisar says that Osman Bey murdered his troopers, but Dundar objected. Dundar Bey tells that Commander Boke took Osman Bey to konya. Alisar and Dundar Bey disagree.

Osman Bey tries to make an accord with Balgay to get rid of Alisar. Balgay hands over the instruction sent by Geyhatu Khan to Osman Bey and tells that other commanders are coming to eliminate Geyhatu Khan. Dundar Bey realizes that Alisar is lying and tells this to Bahadir. Meanwhile, Boke reaches to Alisar`s manor with wounds and tells that Balgay has abducted Osman bey. Dundar Bey tells that Balgay and Osman bey are collaborating. Boke tells that he knows the Balgay and Osman Bey`s location and Alisar should strike on them. Bamsi Alp and Gunduz Bey prepare the tribe for a possible strike and start waiting for it. Gunduz bey reveals that Sheikh Edebali grants permission for the marriage of Bala Hatun and Osman Bey. In Kurulus Osman, This news makes everyone happy on the plain. Selcan Hatun talks to Bala Hatun and advises her regarding marriage. Konur meets Boke secretly and gets information about what Alisar will do. Osman Bey and Bala Hatun get married in the existence of Sheikh Edebali. They pray to Allah together after marriage. Osman Bey and Bala hatun are very cheerful. Aygul gives his brother`s dagger to Alisar and tells him to murder Osman. Osman Bey would like to thank Sheikh Edebali for his assistance and request for more assistance from him. Osman Bey says that he will bring tranquility and justice to these lands. Then Osman Bey, Gunduz bey, and other Kayi Alps set forth.

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Watch Kurulus Osman Episode 22 English, Urdu and Bangla Subtitles

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Osman Bey is caught by the Alisar Bey and Bahadir. Bahadir unlashes his father`s hands. Dundar Bey inquires how they found him. Bahadir tells that Aygul told the location of Osman and Osman realizes it. Bahadir attacks Osman, but Osman Bey ceases him. Meanwhile, Konur sends his brother Kongar (Goktug) to the manor of Alisar Bey and reaches plain. Commander Boke ceases Bahadir and tells that he wants Osman Bey alive. Dundar Bey says Commander Boke that this is his personal matter, but Boke does not agree to it. Alisar Bey tries his best to pacify everyone. Dundar Bey says that no one will be calm down until Osman Bey is alive. Alisar is resolute to send Osman Bey to Geyhatu khan. Dundar Bey curses himself as he cannot execute Osman. Commander Boke along with the soldiers of Alisar Bey sets out for Konya, to take Osman there.

Dundar Bey reaches his wife Zohre and rescues her. Alisar Bey reaches his manor talksto Aygul. Aygul inquires the status of her family. Alisar bey informs that everyone is fine and Osman Bey is captured. Aygul thanks to Alisar multiple times. Kongar inquires several troopers of Alisar Bey where Osman Bey is and questions them. Meanwhile, Cerkutay reaches there and assists him. Cerkutay and Kongar realize that Commander Boke took Osman Bey to Konya. Afterwards, Cerkutay says that Balgay is waiting for Kongar. Boke torments Osman Bey and tries his best to make him talk. Osman Bey does not speak what they want and does not tell them the location of Princess Adelfa. While Boke tries to thong Osman, Osman grasp his thong and attacks him. But the troopers of Alisar Bey cease Osman Bey. Kongar and Cerkutay reach in the forest, while Balgay is praying. Kongar tells that Commander Boke and Alisar mutually work and take Osman Bey to Konya. Balgay is not happy with this situation. Balgay says that Osman will not be in the hands of Geyhatu. Balgay is angry with Osman Bey because of Genghis Khan`s laws were unreal and Geyhatu has made a death sentence for him. Balgay tries to get Osman bey from Boke.

Bahadir once again meets with the companions of Dundar Bey and informs what Osman bey did.  Bahadir conveys Dundar`s orders to them and tell them to prepare Alps for rebellion. Meanwhile, Konur reaches the tribe. Gunduz bey and Bamsi doubt that bad things are occurring and set off with immediate effects.  While Aygul and Alisar are talking, Dundar bey reaches manor. Alisar bey tells everything is ready. Balgay and his troopers attack Commander Boke. Dundar`s companions and supporters reach to the plain and try to execute Abdurrahman Ghazi, Abdurrahman Ghazi ceases the traitors one by one. Balgay captures Osman bey and gets angry as he is not loyal to Osman bey. Boke requests to be forgiven and work for Balgay. Kongar talks to Osman bey secretly. Boke`s proposal is accepted by Balgay. The alps in the plain go to the war. Selcan Hatun sets off to Sheikh Edebali and explains everything to him. Sheikh Edebali inquires why Bala returned. Bala tells why she returned and the latest incidents to Sheikh Edebali. Then she apologizes to her father.

Bahadir and his alps charge Gunduz Bey. Gunduz Bey and Bamsi realize that Bahadir is a traitor.  While the alps are fighting, Bahadir understands that he will lose the fight and he tries to escape from there. Bamsi follows Bahadir and stops him. Bamsi tries to urge Bahadir, but Bahadir attacks him. Bamsi tries to neutralize Bahadir, but Bahadir does not change his point of view. Balgay continues to brutally tormenting Osman Bey and Boran. Balgay questions about Genghis khan`s laws but does not get any answer. Osman Bey tells that Balgay bought Kongar from a serf market and made him a Mongolian. Balgay inquires Osman Bey how he knows all this. Osman Bey tells that he made a union with Byzantine emperor. While Bahadir and Bamsi fight again, Burcin will shoot Bamsi with arrows. Bamsi is injured badly by Burcin, who was a daughter for him. Gunduz and Alps reach and rescue Bamsi from the traitors.

Konur is sent by Gunduz Bey to kill traitors. But Konur is stopped by Bamsi. Bamsi is very disturb because of his injury and tries to chase Burcin. Meanwhile, Osman Bey tells about the pact he made with the Byzantine emperor and tells that he has got information from him. Balgay does not accept Osman Bey`s saying and tells him to prove it. Balgay gets the document that Osman have. This paper is about a serf that Balgay bought years ago. Balgay trusts on Osman Bey. Osman Bey tells that Geyhatu will come and must be free to guard his plain. Balgay tells that he will not make a deal. Osman Bey tries to convince Balgay to release him on the rate information about Geyhatu. With the help of that information Balgay can get Geyhatu of his throne. Balgay accepts this proposal. Osman Bey tells Boran to take the laws of Genghis khan. Balgay sends Kongar with Boran.  Aygul and Zohre observe marriage preparations. Augul is upset about the future, but Zohre is hopeful and calm because of the wedding. Sheikh Edebali and Ahis are carrying on the construction of the dervish cottage. Sheikh Edebali uprights himself and calls the Ahis. Sheikh Edebali describes the incidents that occurred to the Muslims after the migration (Hegira).

Aygul and Alisar get married in the manor. Bahadir reaches right after the wedding and tells that everything is devastated. Dundar Bey desires to go and attack as soon as possible but suddenly fell ill. Dundar blackout. Everyone in the manor is scared. Balgay sends his troopers to search around and is alone with Osman Bey. Balgay questions about the monks. Osman Bey tells what he did to avert Geyhatu`s alliance with Byzantine and to stop Sophia from taking the throne. Osman Bey tells that he beat Geyhatu and Boran will bring the laws of Genghis Khan. Osman Bey secretly unlashes his hands and attacks the Mongolian troopers. Balgay sends his troopers to capture Osman Bey. The doctor who comes to the manor to check Dundar bey says that he should rest for some time. Bahadir says that they should not wait anymore.  Selcan Hatun reaches to the Sheikh Edebali and informs him about what occurred on the plain. Selcan describes what Osman bey did. Sheikh Edebali listens to her carefully and calms her.

Osman Bey continues to run from the Mongols in the jungle. Boke and his troopers stop Osman Bey. Osman bey beats the Mongolian troopers and a fight starts with Boke. When Osman Bey is about to defeat Boke, Balgay reaches and injures Osman. Osman Bey manages to run from there even he is wounded. Gunduz, Bamsi and the Alps return to the plain. Gunduz Bey sets off with the alps to Alisar`s manor. Dundar Bey stands up while he should take rest and says he wants to go out to help his companions and supporters. Kongar and Boran realize that Osman Bey has run and start searching for him.  Gunduz, Bamsi and the alp`s reach the manor. The troopers of the Alisar do not open the gate and a fight starts on it. Osman Bay cannot bear the pain and falls down from his horse. While Osman is lying on the ground, some people secretly try to attack Osman Bey.  Click here to watch full Episode 22

Dirilis Ertugrul Season 5 Synopsis

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Dirilis Ertugrul Season 5 Full Synopsis (From Episodes 122 to 150)

Ertugrul Bey along with his tribe reached Sogut and made it their new plain. During that decade, The Mongols defeated the Seljuk State and took control of Anatolia. The people of Sogut were happy by Ertugrul Bey and this situation troubled the Mongols. The Mongols authorize another tribe to collect taxes from the people. Christian Soldiers as they do not Ertugrul Bey make a secret organization to kill Ertugrul.

Osman tries to rescue Teokles and his daughters and gets wounded. Osman is brought to the plain by Ilbilge Hatun. When Ertugrul Bey knows that Dragos is behind all incidents, he orders soldiers to find Dragos. Hulagu Khan increases the taxes and Ertugrul leaves for Konya to settle this issue. Ertugrul is given an important work by the white beards. The truth about the identity of Ilbilge hatun is disclosed and it is cleared that she was there to collect taxes. Dragos pretend to be a ringer and orders to kill Teokles. The conflict between Kayi’s and Umuroguls increases. Ertugrul Bey will try his level best to get back the chest from Mongols because the chest has secrets about the state. Dragos presents Gunduz as a killer, tries to trap and capture Ertugrul`s sons.

Ilbilge Hatun unintentionally stabbed Ertugrul Bey and this event made the situation more critical. Turgut and Mengen deceive the Mongols and took away the chest without its keys. Dragos secretly kills the Umar Bey using Gunduz`s dagger. Everyone accused Gunduz for killing Umar Bey. This incident increases the tension between the two tribes. Gunduz Bey escapes from there to prove himself innocent. In Dirilis Ertugrul Season 5, Ilbilge Hatun searches for Gunduz. A necklace is given to Tekfur by Evodokya. Irene helps Gunduz get rid of Ilbilge and he gets into the castle. Emir Bahaddin, when he came to know about all these incidents, goes to Inn and tells Gunduz to appear in front of Court. It reveals that Gunduz is in the castle. Lais demands money to give Gunduz. Ilbilge hatun tries to give money prior to Ertugrul but failed.

Ertugrul Bey reveals the news that he has sent his son to Nikea. When Emir Bahaddin hears this news, he reaches Kayi plain and captures the Artuk Bey. Meanwhile, Selcan Hatun along with her son Suleyman reaches the Kayi plain. Ertugrul Bey presents his son in court and it proves that Gunduz is innocent. Selcan Hatun informs Ertugrul Bey about the Mongols activities and delivered Gundogdu Bey`s letter to him. A Turk named Albasti works for Mongols. Ilbilge Hatun is the sister of Albasti, but nobody realizes it. Ertugrul Bey and white beards do a meeting and decide to start a resistance against the Mongols in Anatolia. Dragos wins the trust of everyone around him by disguises as a ringer. Ertugrul Bey captures Lais and kills him.

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Beybolat is warned by Ertugrul about the attack. But Beybolat does not take it serious. Dragos plans a trap. Ilbilge Hatun is kidnapped by Uranos. A student of Ibn Arab, named Sadreddin Konevi was rescued by Ertugrul Bey from Mongols. Ertugrul Bey took him to his tribe. In order to save Ilbilge Hatun, Ertugrul Bey agreed to Uranos proposal and secretly got into the plain. Beybolat and Ertugrul Bey save Ilbilge Hatun. Ertugrul Bey presents a proposal to Uranos, to escape from the castle. In Dirilis Ertugrul Season 5, According to that offer, they will mutually share the Mongols’ gold. Beybolat wants that his sister Ilbilge Hatun become the wife of Emir Bahaddin. But Ilbilge Hatun is chosen by Ertugrul Bey as his wife. When they got the gold and came back, Ertugrul Bey Discuses with his sons about his wedding. But it will be very difficult for Osman to accept Ilbilge as his mother.

Everyone was surprised by Ertugrul Bey`s marriage decision. Emir Bahaddin was blamed and killed by Mongols. When Dragos sees Tara`s head, he boasts his efforts to kill Ertugrul. He first sends a poisoned sherbat to Ertugrul, but it is drunk by Beybolat. Ertugrul Bey doubts the ringer. Ertugrul Bey is saved by Ringer in front of church. The abduction of chest and gold make Mongols crazy. Commander Alincak is sent to the Kayi plain by Mongols as new border principal. Commander Alincak reaches to Ertugrul`s tent and takes everyone captive. Then Osman is sent to an unknown place for brainwashing by Alincak. And raising him like Mongol.  Ertugrul Bey writes a letter to Ilbilge Hatun and demands for help. Ertugrul Bey writes another letter to Alincak as if it came from Hulagu Khan. Ertugrul Bey meets Osman but he is poisoned. Beybolat catches Suleyman and grasps all powers.

Ertugrul Bey says Alincak that he will get the outmoded taxes and arrive back to plain. Sirma gets injured while trying to kill Selcan Hatun. Beybolat learns this news and reaches Kayi plain. Hulagu Khan wants to execute Sultan Kaykaus. Commander Alincak tries to find Kaykaus to get appreciation from Khan. But Sultan is kidnapped by Ertugrul Bey. Thanks to Mergen. Berke Khan is held responsible for this incident. Ertugrul Bey arrives back to the plain and it appears that Selcan Hatun was defending herself. Ertugrul Bey realizes that Alincak will kill him when she gets the gold. In this situation, Ertugrul Bey makes a new proposal. According to that offer, Ertugrul Bey will hand over Sultan to Alincak.  In Dirilis Ertugrul Season 5, Beybolat and Commander Alincak reach the place where Ertugrul told to take the Sultan. But Dragos chases them. While Dragos is killing Mongols, Bamsi and Turgut alp abduct Sultan. When these events are happening, Ertugrul Bey reaches Sogut and retains the border principality. Meanwhile, Suleyman brings a pardon decision about his father Gundogdu Bey. Suleyman is captured by Beybolat`s men and they took him to cave. Suleyman is tortured and killed by Beybolat.  Ertugrul Bey comes to know that Albasti killed his nephew Suleyman.

Mergen is captured by Commander Alincak. Alincak tortures Mergen to speak the truth. Ertugrul Bey was offered to cooperate with Uranos, by saying that Uranos would take care of the castle.  In this way, he discovers the location of Alincak and Albasti. And he saves Mergen. Dragos chases Beybolat and reveals him his actual identity. In Dirilis Ertugrul Season 5, Beybolat respects his words and believe Dragos, then they make an alliance. Selcan and Hafsa come in front of each other and fight. Bamsi alp is affected by this. Ertugrul Bey makes a trap to catch Alincak and catches him. Hafsa Hatun tells that she wants to migrate and this thing makes Bamsi Alp more upset. Beybolat injured Alincak to stop revealing his true identity, but Ertugrul Bey took care of him. Ertugrul Bey learns that there is a relationship between the ringer and Uranos. Bamsi alp cannot bear it anymore and leaves the alp duty.

Commander Alincak is killed by Ertugrul Bey. Ertugrul Bey traps and captures the Dragos. Ertugrul Bey makes a prediction that someone will come to save Dragos and makes his plan accordingly.  Commander Branas and Beybolat (Albasti) reach to the execution site to save Dragos. As the execution starts, Commander Branas`s men attack, Beybolat does not assist them. Bamsi alp was badly wounded while rescuing Gunduz. When Bamsi was being treated, he apologized to Ertugrul Bey. Ertugrul Bey and Ilbilge made a plan to capture Albasti. By virtue of this trap, they know the true identity of Albasti.  In Dirilis Ertugrul Season 5, Beybolat is wounded and he jumped into the river. Beybolat is rescued by Arikbuka. Later, Ertugrul Bey is attacked by Arikbuka and Mongol soldiers.  Mergen and Dumrul die. Turgut alp is badly wounded. Ertugrul Bey is taken to a secret cave by Albasti. Ertugrul Bey unties his hands and kills the Mongol soldiers. After that Ertugrul Bey and Albasti fight, and Ertugrul Bey kills him.  Ertugrul Bey rescues his elder brother Gundogdu and Bamsi alp.  Arikbuka rescues his life by escaping at the last moment. Ertugrul Bey is attacked by Arikbuka once again. But Ertugrul Bey forecasted it.  Umurogullari is elected as the new leader and Sirma Hatun will become the wife of a new leader.

Season Finale: Ertugrul Bey tells Berke khan that he has traitors around him, and he believes Ertugrul Bey. Ertugrul Bey goes out to find and capture Arikbuka. Sirma poisoned her sister, but her sister was stabbed before death by Ilbilge. The Mongolian agent assistant to Berke Khan gets the secret documents and leaves. Berke Khan is attacked by Arikbuka and Mongol soldiers. Ertugrul Bey reaches at the last moment and finally kills Arikbuka.  Berke Khan Hand over the secret documents to Ertugrul Bey. He returns to the Kayi tribe. Ilbilge Hatun recovers. Ilbilge Hatun and Ertugrul`s wedding preparations start. Then they marry. Ertugrul Bey and his Alps went out for the Great War against Mongols.

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April fools! The K-Pop star tells his fans he has a coronavirus


Kim Jae-joong, a member of the JYJ boy band, posted on his Instagram account with 1.9 million followers that he was hospitalized after coming down with the virus.

“I have been infected with COVID-19. It is a result of my negligence, disregarding the cautionary words of the government and my friends,” he said.

After several hours, the 34-year-old Asian pop icon edited the post to say he had gone too far for “April Fools’ Day”, but thanked his fans who had worried about him.

“I don’t think of this as an April Fool crap … I just wanted to tell you that protecting yourself protects the valuable people around you,” Kim said.

Topics like “Kim Jae-joong” and “Kim Jae-joong April Fools'” were among the top searches on the main South Korean Naver portal as the online heated debate over whether the K-Pop star actually joked or want to raise awareness.

“What’s wrong with Kim Jae-joong? Doesn’t he find the gravity of the situation right now?” wrote a Twitter user.

A KCDC official told Reuters he was not considering any punishment for Kim.

Health authorities had earlier warned on Wednesday of any pranks related to the coronavirus.

“Today is April 1, or April Fool’s Day that originated in the West. Now is a very serious time,” Deputy Health Minister Kim Gang-lip told a briefing.

“Again, I repeat that we are not in the social mood to receive any prank calls or misinformation.”

Calls to Kim C-Jes Entertainment Corp.’s music label seeking comment were not answered.

Under South Korean law, those found guilty of cheating or expelling state officials or state agencies can be jailed for up to five years or face up to 10 million won ($ 8,124.14) in fines.

Kim was part of boyX TVXQ between 2003 and 2009 before leaving the group with two other members, forming the JYJ group.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 101 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the national count to 9,887. The death toll rose eight to 169.

South Korea has largely controlled the epidemic and has received worldwide acclaim for its rigorous testing.

The Korean pop music scene is popular across Asia but has a dark underbelly. In 2019, several male K-pop stars and one of the industry’s biggest producers were questioned by police over alleged illegal gambling and prostitution. (Won $ 1 = 1,230.9000)

Weinstein’s lawyer says accusers have a choice in sexual encounters


During a five-hour closing debate, lawyer Donna Rotunno argued that Weinstein’s accusers had chosen to engage in consensual relationships and often negotiate with him to develop their own careers.

Rotunno said prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office woven a “sinister story” during Weinstein’s rape case, depicting him as a monster and his accusers as innocent, passive victims. But, he contended, the prosecution did not have the evidence to prove it.

“In their story, they have created a universe that pulls adult women out of common sense, autonomy and responsibility,” she said. “In their universe women are not responsible for the parties they attend, the men they flirt with, the choices they make to further their own careers, the hotel room invitations, the plane tickets they receive, the jobs they ask for help getting. ”

Weinstein, 67, a former powerhouse producer in Hollywood, has pleaded not guilty to five felony charges, including rape, criminal sexual assault and predatory sexual assault. Prosecutors will serve closing remarks on Friday. The jury of seven men and five women will begin deliberations on Tuesday.

For a month, Weinstein listened as six women took the stand and testified that he had sexually assaulted them. He refused to testify himself.

He faces charges based on the allegations of only two of his accusers: Jessica Mann, a former actress who witnessed her rape in a Manhattan town center hotel in 2013, and Miriam Haley, a former production assistant on her show “Project Runway , ”Who said he forced oral sex on her in his Tribeca apartment in 2006.

The two women in cross-examination acknowledged that they not only had friendly communications with Weinstein after their alleged attacks, but later had consensual sex with him.

The presiding judge, Justice James M. Burke, allowed four other women to testify about their own encounters so prosecutors can establish a pattern of conduct, even though their allegations are too old to be charged as crimes under New York state law. Actress Annabella Sciorra, for example, stood under the legal theory that her evidence would support allegations of predatory sexual assault, which carries a life sentence.

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Indian actor Tapas Pal dies at the age of 61


He was 61 years old.

Pal, who had gone to Mumbai to visit his daughter, complained of chest pain at Mumbai airport during his return to Kolkata and was rushed to a hospital in Juhu but died around 4 am, his family said told the Press Trust of India news agency.

He had suffered from heart disorders and had been to hospitals several times for treatment during the past two years.

A two-term MP from Krishnanagar and MLA from Alipore, he is survived by his daughter and wife.

Pal stayed away from movies after CBI arrested him in the Rose Valley chit fund scam in December 2016 and was given bail after 13 months.

A romantic hero, having endeared himself to a Bengali audience since his first film Dadar Kirti in 1980, Pal became a known household name due to his lead roles in Saheb, Parabat Priya, Bhalobasa Bhalobasa, Anurager Choyan and Amar Bandhan.

He was awarded the Filmfare Award for Saheb in 1981.

Bengali veteran actor Ranjit Mallick described Pal’s death as “untimely”.

“I have not yet come to terms with the news. He was like my younger brother. Yes, he didn’t keep well for some time,” Mallick said.

The Cannes Film Festival has been postponed, organizers say


The postponement follows weeks of speculation as to whether the festival, which attracts thousands of filmmakers, celebrities and executives to the city, could go ahead from May 12-23.

“At this time of a global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the COVID-19 and we express our solidarity with all those fighting the disease,” the statement said.

France is in its third day of closure with the aim of containing the spread of the coronavirus. Nearly 11,000 cases have now been officially diagnosed and 372 people have died.

Organizers, who had announced US director Spike Lee as president of the jury this year, said several new dates are being considered, including late June-early July.

Woman walks past footage from Cannes Film festival on the Croisette in Cannes as lockdown is forced to slow the rate of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, March 18, 2020. REUTERS

Woman walks past footage from Cannes Film festival on the Croisette in Cannes as lockdown is forced to slow the rate of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, March 18, 2020. REUTERS

This is not the first time the festival has been postponed. Its opening event in 1939 was cut short after the opening screening of “Hunchback of Notre Dame” due to the German invasion of Poland the following day. The awards were eventually awarded in 2002.

He was also interrupted in May 1968 amid student protests and labor sweeping across France.

The announcement is another blow to the film industry. Beyond the star-studded screenings, production and distribution companies are heading to the Cote d’Azur to finalize deals, while executives from around the world gather to represent their nations film industries.

According to the US entertainment industry union IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Workers) some 120,000 people have already lost their jobs in Hollywood as a result of the outbreak.

The Cannes Festival is the latest in the entertainment industry to be delayed or canceled. The New York Tribeca Film Festival premiered earlier this month along with the release of big-budget films including “Mulan” and James Bond’s latest film “No Time to Die”.

The Glastonbury and Coachella music festivals have been canceled and theaters in London and on Broadway have closed.

“As soon as the development of the French and international health situation allows us to assess the true possibility, we will make our decision known,” Cannes organizers said.

Trump unzips a selection of ‘Parasite’ as the best picture


“How bad were this year’s Academy Awards?” said the president, throwing up his hands as the crowd roared at his rally in Colorado Springs. “Did you see? And the winner is a film from South Korea. What the hell was that about? ”

“Parasite,” the acclaimed Bong Joon Ho thriller about class tensions boiling over at the home of a wealthy family, this month was the first non-English language film to win an Academy Award for best picture in the 92-year history competition. .

The film also won best director, original script and international feature, marking a moment of pride for many Asian Americans and a turning point in the academy’s long history of embracing stories told by white filmmakers.

However, it is clear that Trump was not impressed.

“We have enough problems with South Korea, with trade,” he said. “On top of all that, they give them the best film of the year? Was it good? I do not know.”

Trump expressed nostalgia for Hollywood films of a bygone age.

“Let’s get ‘Gone With the Wind. ‘Can we have, like,’ Gone With the Wind ‘back, please?’ he said, praising the 1939 romantic saga set in the South around the Civil War, which won numerous Academy Awards, including the best picture.

He also mentioned “Sunset Boulevard,” the 1950 Billy Wilder film noir, which was nominated for best picture but did not win. (Won in other categories.)

“So many great movies,” Trump said. “The winner comes from South Korea. I thought it was the best foreign movie, right? Best foreign film. Has this ever happened before? ”

Hollywood and the Academy Awards have long been a favorite target of Republicans who unscrew the film industry as the foundation of liberalism. And this year’s awards ceremony included speeches by celebrities attacking Trump.

At his rally, Trump singled out a particular critic of Brad Pitt, who had referred to Trump’s impeachment trial in Parliament in receiving his award this year for best-supporting actor for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.”

“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Parliament gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said in his speech.

In firing back at his rally, Trump said he was “never a fan” of Pitt and added that the actor “got up and made a wise little statement.”

“He’s a wise little guy,” Trump said.

Trump’s attack on “Parasite” prompted a response from the Democratic National Committee.

“Parasite is a foreign film about how forgetful the ultrarich is about working class struggles, and requires two hours of reading subtitles,” the committee wrote on Twitter. “Of course Trump hates it.”

Neon, the independent film distributor behind “Parasite,” also responded to Trump’s broadside with an acid reference to the film’s English subtitles.

“Understandable,” the company wrote on Twitter. “He can’t read.”

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Polanski wins the best director at Cesars, sparking out protest


A dozen of the French-Polish director’s nominations had divided opinion in France, a country where the #MeToo movement that inspired women globally to put powerful men out for sexual misconduct has struggled to gain traction.

Polanski, 86, whose film also won awards for best adaptation and best costume designer, stayed away from the event, saying he feared it would be covered.

Controversy revolved around Polanski’s inclusion in the awards program, which fled the United States for France in the late 1970s after admitting to raping a 13-year-old girl, and is facing more recent allegations of sexual assault.

Polanski denies the latest allegations against him.

During the ceremony, the biggest night on the French cinema calendar, Polanski served as a lightning rod and punch line, with the ceremony host questioning pedophilia.

“This is the last (event) of one lifetime and the first of another,” said actress Sandrine Kiberlain.

Among the early leavers was leading actress Adele Haenel, who revealed last year that she had been sexually abused as a child by another director.

Haenel told the New York Times before the ceremony that France had “failed the boat” on #MeToo and criticized the Caesar Awards for recognizing Polanski.

Film director Roman Polanski arrives at Madeleine Church to attend a ceremony during a 'popular tribute' to the late French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in Paris, France, December 9, 2017. REUTERS

Film director Roman Polanski arrives at Madeleine Church to attend a ceremony during a ‘popular tribute’ to the late French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in Paris, France, December 9, 2017. REUTERS

“Polanski’s discrimination spits in the face of all the victims. It means that rape of women is not that bad,” he said.

Outside protesters clashed with police just before the biggest names in a French film hit Pleynel’s concert hall, but none of them hit the red carpet. Nearby, other protesters waved placards peacefully reading “Shame on industry protecting defenders.”


“Officer and Spy” chronicles the persecution of Alfred Dreyfus, a French Jewish army officer in the 1890s. He missed out on the best film for “Les Miserables”.

Polanski himself survived the Holocaust, while his mother died in a Nazi concentration camp. He shot to fame in the United States with his 1968 Hollywood film “Rosemary’s Baby.”

Polanski’s cast and production team boycotted the Cesars on Friday after Culture Minister Franck Riester said the success of a director accused of rape would send the wrong signal in the era of #MeToo.

Last year French photographer Valentine Monnier accused Polanski of raping her in 1975 when she was an 18-year-old model and actress. Polanski has denied the accusation.

This is the second time in five months that Polanski, who was expelled last year from the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences – bestselling the Oscars – sparked disquiet.

Organizers of the Venice Film Festival drew criticism for including Polanski’s work in the program. He went on to take the Festival Silver Grand Jury in September.

The awards in France come the same week that Harvey Weinstein, once one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, was convicted of sexual assault and rape by a court in New York.

Several male actors carefully tossed around Polanski’s subject on Friday night.

“Hopefully we will always be able to continue playing the game of seduction together in cinema and in real life. There I did it, I offended anyone,” says actor and director Mathieu Kassovitz.

Critics of the #MeToo movement in France say it is puritan and men-fired.

Prior to the Cesars, former star of the French film Brigitte Bardot, he managed to support Polanski.

“We should be grateful that Polanski is alive and saving French cinema from mediocrity,” Bardot said on Twitter. “I judge him by his talent, not his private life.”

Celebrity culture is burning


“Stay home is my power,” “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot recalled from her walk-in closet. Ryan Reynolds urged his supporters to “work together to flatten the curve” within his rustic loft. When Jennifer Lopez posted a video of her family sheltering in the backyard of Alex Rodriguez’s vast Miami compound, the public snapped.

“We all hate you,” was one representative response.

Among the social effects of the coronavirus is its rapid dismantling of celebrity cult. The famous are ambassadors of merit; they represent the pursuit of American wealth through talent, charm and hard work. But the dream of class mobility disappears when society shuts down, the economy stalls, the death count increases, and everyone’s future is frozen inside their crowded apartment or palatial mansion themselves. The difference between the two has never been more pronounced. The hashtag # guillotine2020 is jumping. As grocery aisles turn bald, some have suggested that perhaps they should eat the rich.

So when Pharrell Williams asked his followers to donate to assist frontline responders, they nearly grabbed him by the pants and shook him upside down, telling him to empty his own deep pockets. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have been “excluded” as landlords. As Ellen DeGeneres lounged on her couch, video chatted with celebrity friends, comedian Kevin T Porter sought out stories from service workers and Hollywood people who had experienced running in with DeGeneres, whom he called “famous in one of the most modest people alive. ”

The film “Parasite,” in which a poor South Korean family cleverly makes its way into the home of a wealthy one, has been transformed into a well-worn social media destination whenever celebrities offering a glimpse inside their own mansions; the reference succeeds in part because so many wealthy people have such miserable minimalist homes.

It must be a very hard time to be so famous. Celebrities aren’t among the wealthiest Americans – Lopez’s net worth is a fraction of a percentage of Jeff Bezos’s – but they are the ones tasked with connecting with the general public, offering them proxy access to their ways of live. Celebrity culture glorifies them not just for their performances or personas but for their own wealth – their blow-out kids birthday parties, car collections, plastic surgeries and property ownership. From “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” to “My Super Sweet Sixteen” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the ability to watch (or watch hate) this scene of excess has acted as a strange manifestation of inequality .

But this compact depends on the celebrity’s ability to appear to move easily between the elite and the force, to be aspirational and approachable at once. And under normal circumstances, they are accustomed to receiving praise for “using their platforms” to “raise awareness” in serving boring enterprises for the public benefit.

But our consciousness has never been so easily awakened and misused. Celebrities have a captive audience of traumatic people who are glued to the internet, eyes darting towards topics that tend to have clues to process the unimaginable atrocities looming outside, and instead they find Madonna bathing in a rose petal bath.

Stunts like the cover of Gadot’s infamous mass figure of John Lennon’s “Imagine” are tone deaf in more than one way. Most of these people can’t even sing; their contributions suggest that the appearance of a famous person is salty, as if a pandemic could only be overcome by star power.

One of the ironies of this moment is that while we feel less like stars than ever, they seem to feel more like us – or at least, what they think who must feel like us. DeGeneres becomes “stir-crazy” from having to stay inside her huge home; Katy Perry has lost track of the days she has spent inside her huge home.

Madonna has elevated the illusion of fame into a form of performance art. In a series of highly professional Instagram videos suggesting a dangerous concentration of staff members at her home, she can be seen undergoing strange healing in her personal health clinic and bending over a typewriter in a kimono, exaggerating the social effects of the virus.

For Madonna, performing for the public and catching fans in her misery is “another luxury gone, for now,” he said in one video. In its place is the annoying feeling of normality. “The audience in my house is not amused,” he said. Later, of the kind, he concludes that COVID-19 is the “great equalizer.”

And yet the antics of these celebrities, even as they are publicly ridiculed, still grab our attention. I have never thought so much about Gal Gadot in my life. The coronavirus is the strange crisis where doing nothing really helps – staying inside can save lives. And in addition to food and rent money and medical coverage, people need adequate entertainment to survive the closure.

But if I’m going to cover celebrities at a time like this, it’s best that their contribution is charming or strange enough to distract me from the scare of mass suffering and death. Even with the power of pure celebrity tanks, the value of a true entertainer rises. Give me Patti LuPone on the jukebox and Yo-Yo Ma on the cello. Give me Anthony Hopkins playing the piano for his dredging cat. Give me January Jones boiling “human stew” in her bathtub and Wendy Williams showing the 5ft Betty Boop sculpture she spray-painted to appear black. Give me the hand-drawn hearts on a ‘Stevie Nicks’ note reporting that she was incorporated with her assistant and her dogs, self-soothingly with the music of Harry Styles.

Give me Britney Spears, who has emerged from this crisis as the rare celebrity to capitalize on the need for radical social change. Spears recently posted a bright yellow manifesto on Instagram by internet artist Mimi Zhu. “We will feed each other, re-destroy wealth, strike,” it reads. “Communion moves beyond walls.” Spears added three red roses to the caption, an ambiguous symbol reflecting either her support for American Democratic Socialists or perhaps her simple connection to a flower emoji.

Spears is an unexpected figure to guide us through quarantine but apt one: She has been held in custody for 12 years, her movements and finances controlled by her father and overseen by the courts. When she posts about finding a community in social bondage, she knows what she’s talking about.

© 2020 New York Times News Service

Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi of the UK are remaking the Beatles Abbey Road cover

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Harry was in the studio to meet the singer and members of the military veterans choir in one of his last engagements as an older member of the royal family.

As countless Beatles fans have done since the release of the “Abbey Road” album in 1969, the pair walked across the black and white pedestrian crossing, this time led by a military veteran in a wheelchair.

Earlier, a video of the pair wearing headphones, with Bon Jovi strumming a guitar before singing began, was posted on the official Instagram page of Harry and his American wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The couple announced in January that they would be stepping down from their duties as senior royals, spending more time in North America and aiming to become financially independent.

Invictus Games Choir, a record-setting single for charity, includes veterans and serving personnel from the British army.

Their song, called “Unbroken,” was created by Bon Jovi to highlight veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Bon Jovi, whose parents were both in the United States Marine Corps, told reporters he had a lot of respect for the royals.

“I want to cuddle them,” he said.

Proceeds from the sale of the record will go to the foundation supporting the Invictus Games, a sporting event for sick and injured veterans that is one of Harry’s favorite causes.

Berlinale winner explores the moral dilemma of Iranian capital punishment


“There Is No Evil” explores the moral dilemma of those who carry out executions and the consequences of defiance for them and those around them.

Director Mohammad Rasoulof, whose film shows that there are costs to bravery and cowardice, was not allowed to leave Iran to snatch the prize: he faces propaganda charges over his earlier films.

His daughter Baran, who starred in one episode of the four-part film, won the award on his behalf in the German capital and later caught up with the smartphone cameras where the director addressed a news conference via video call.

“This movie is about people taking responsibility,” he said. “I wanted to talk about people pushing responsibility away from themselves and saying that the decision is made by higher powers. But they can say no really, and that’s their strength.”

Each of the film’s episodes depicts a man chosen to carry out an execution: some refuse, some obey. But whatever path they choose, the consequences, good and bad, for them and their loved ones, echo the decades.

Shot inside, in the evenings, or in remote rural locations to avoid catching the attention of authorities, the film had risks to cast and crew who had made a decision to “put their lives at risk to make the film” this, “says producer Farzad Pak.

Jury president, British actor Jeremy Irons, noted how the film showed “on the web an authoritarian regime weaves into ordinary people, drawing them towards inhumanity,” noting that the film’s lessons about individual responsibility go far beyond Iran.

Rights groups say Iran committed at least 227 people in 2019. Capital crimes include “insulting the Prophet”, same-sex relations, adultery and non-violent drug crimes, according to Human Rights Watch.

Asked for suggestions circulating on Iranian social media that the film was favored for its political message, producer Kaveh Farnam said: “Every time an independent Iranian film wins an award the regime says it all worthless, they say we’re taking advantage of the situation in the west. ”

The Silver Bear went second to Eliza Hittman’s “Never Rarely Sometimes”, the story of two teenagers from rural United States challenging anti-abortion activists, poverty, physical and mental harassment, and expensive healthcare to get a pregnancy termination.

Hong Sangsoo from Korea won best director Silver Bear for “The Woman Who Ran,” a miniature about female friendship, loneliness, introverted men, and a cat who, while filming washing himself and yawning, left audiences in stitches of laughter.


CRI’s Young Bangla kicks off Joy Bangla’s concert registration before 100 Years of Mujib


Young Bangla, the youth group of the Research and Information Center or CRI of the Awami League research wing, is organizing the concert at the Army Stadium in Dhaka for the sixth year on March 7.

The organization holds the concert every year on the day marking the historic direction of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to rally on the Racecourse, now the Suhrawardy Udyan, calling for the Liberation War in 1971.

It also comes 10 days before Bangabandhu’s birth anniversary, which is the centenary this year.

This year’s performers will include F Minor, Vikings, AvoidRafa, Cryptic Fate, Lalon, Shunyo, Arbovirus, Chirkut, Nemesis, Fuad and Friends, and Minar Rahman.

Besides their own numbers, they will also sing songs broadcast by Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War. Holographic shows on Bangabandhu will also be held.


The CRI said in a statement on Tuesday that participants must mention their Mujib Year resolutions when registering online.

After registering at – – they will receive e-tickets.

In order to register, participants will need their passport size pictures and images of their photo ID cards. Apart from NIDs, their educational institution IDs, passports and driving licenses are also accepted. Names and other details must accompany their NIDs.

After completing the forms correctly, participants will receive the e-tickets by clicking “Submit and Receive a Free Ticket”.

Registration will automatically end once the limited seats have been booked.

Participants will need to show color and printed copies of the e-tickets with bar code, QR Code and pictures. They will also need to bring their identity cards used for the registration.

Smoking or drinking alcohol or other prohibited products are prohibited inside the venue. Visitors will be able to go out and have the option of re-entry. Large bags are not allowed.

No outside food and water is allowed. There will be free drinking water on the ground. Soft drinks and food will be available in a food court.

Mobile power banks and earphones are not allowed.

There will be no parking.

Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies of coronavirus


His death, late Sunday, sparked widespread grief among fans.

Shimura, 70, one of Japan’s best-known comedians with a career dating back to the early 1970s, reportedly underwent lung cancer surgery in 2016. He developed fever and respiratory problems on March 19 and was hospitalized, said the media.

Dominating the television comedy scene in the 1970s and 1980s, one of his best known acts was a colorless feudal lord with a face painted white with thick black eyebrows.

Fans took to social media to mourn his death, and some said they should highlight the real threat of the coronavirus.

“So sad. It’s probably bad to say this, but I hope his death helps Japanese, who still can’t seem to take this virus seriously, to start changing their attitude, “one Twitter user wrote.

Chief government spokesman Cabinet Chief Yoshihide Suga echoed that.

“I am praying to repose his soul but want to say on top of that we are at a very critical time and need to make every effort to stop the spread of this disease,” he told a regular news conference.

Japan on Sunday confirmed 68 new cases in Tokyo alone, a record daily increase for the capital, taking the country’s overall count to more than 1,800 infections, with 55 deaths Sunday afternoon, excluding 712 cases and 10 death from a cruise ship that was moored near Tokyo last month, NHK said.

Cinema halls across Bangladesh closed until April 2 amid fears of a coronavirus


The decision came after a meeting of the Bangladesh Film Exhibitors Association at the Film Development Corporation or FDC on Monday, said Mia Alauddin, the association’s adviser.

Schools and training centers across the country have also been closed after the number of confirmed cases of the virus rose to eight on Monday.

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research urged citizens to avoid large concentrations as a precaution.

Obamas studio is landing an Oscar documentary for ‘American Factory’


The documentary, directed by filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, was the first release by Higher Ground Productions, a company that formed the former U.S. president and first woman in 2018 in a multi-layered collaboration with Netflix streaming service .

Netflix purchased “American Factory” in association with Higher Ground out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded a US documentary directing award.

The film, which explores themes of economic displacement and conflicting cultures, traces the experience of workers in Moraine, Ohio, who lost their jobs in a closed General Motors factory, only to be rehoused six years later after the facility to be converted into a Chinese-owned factory. automotive glass plant. “Our film is from Ohio and China … but it could be anywhere people are wearing costumes, punching a clock, trying to make their families have a better life,” said Reichert when accepting the award.

“Working people are finding it harder and harder these days, and we think things will get better when the workers of the world unite,” he added, recalling the cry famous Marxist rally from “The Communist Manifesto.”

None of the Obamas attended the ceremony on Sunday, but Bognar mentioned Higher Ground Productions thanking him from the stage.

“Congratulations to Julia and Steven, the filmmakers behind American Factory, for telling such a complex, poignant story about the very human consequences of wrenching economic change,” Barack Obama later wrote on Twitter. “Glad to see two talented and upright people take home the Oscar for Higher Ground’s first release.”

“American Factory” defeated an area of ​​rivals that included “The Cave” and “For Sama,” two documentaries about the civil war in Syria, as well as “The Edge of Democracy,” which chronicles the revelation of two presidencies Brazil; and “Honeyland,” about ancient beekeeping traditions in the mountains of Northern Macedonia.

The production deal between the Obamas and Netflix is ​​the first for any former White House occupant.

The closest comparison is former US Vice President Al Gore, whose global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” won an Oscar in 2007. Gore also launched a youth-focused cable TV network, Current TV, in 2005, but was sold to the Middle East based on Al Jazeera in 2013 and later closed.

Joaquin Phoenix is ​​pleading for animal rights in the Academy Awards speech


Here is the full speech:

Hello. What’s up? Hello. God, I’m so full of gratitude right now and I don’t feel elevated above any of my fellow nominees or anyone in this room, because we share the same love, love film and this kind of expression has given the most wonderful life.

I don’t know what I would be without it. But I think the greatest gift she has given me, and many of us in this room, is the opportunity to use our voice for the voiceless.

I’ve been thinking a lot about some of the distressing issues we face together and I think at times we feel or are made to feel we are ‘ n promote different causes. But for me, I see mediocrity.

I think whether we’re talking about gender inequality or racism or queer rights or innate rights or animal rights, we’re talking about the fight against injustice. We talk about the fight against the belief that one nation, one people, one race, one gender or one species has the right to dominate, control and use and exploit another without compulsion.

I believe that we have become very disconnected from the natural world and many of us, what we are guilty of is an egocentric worldview, the belief that we are the center of the universe. We go into the natural world and we rob it for its resources. We feel that we have the right to artificially fertilize a cow and when she gives birth, we steal her baby, even though her cry of agony is unmistakable.

And then we take her milk intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and cereal. And I think we’re scared of the idea of ​​personal change because we think we have to sacrifice something to give up.

But human beings, at our best, are so inventive and creative and resourceful that I believe that when we use love and compassion as our guiding principles, we can create, develop and implement systems of change that benefit all sentient beings and the Environment .

Now, I’ve been – I’ve been a scoundrel all my life. I’ve been selfish, I’ve been cruel at times, hard to work with and I’m grateful, but so many of you in this room have given me a second chance and I think that’s when we are at our best, when we support each other.

Not when we cancel each other for past mistakes, but when we help each other grow, when we educate each other, when we guide each other toward redemption. That is the best of humanity. I just – I want to – when you are – when he was 17, my brother wrote this lyric. He said, “Running to the rescue with love and peace will follow.” Thank you.

c.2020 The New York Times Company

British singer Duffy resurfaces with the story of being held captive


Duffy, 35, who had big hits with 2008’s “Mercy” single and her debut album “Rockferry,” wrote in a post on Instagram that she was “fine and safe now” but said she had taken her time to heal from the suffering.

The Welsh soul singer won a 2009 Grammy for “Rockferry” and three Brit Awards but largely disassociated herself with the release of her second, less successful album in 2010. She performed in an Edith Piaf tribute concert in New York in 2013 and took the role of a small film in the 2015 British crime film “Legend” but has rarely been heard or heard since.

“Many of you wonder what happened to me, where I disappeared and why,” he wrote. “The truth is, and please trust me that I am fine and safe now, I was raped and drugged and confined over a few days. Of course I survived. The recovery took time.”

He did not say who had detained him or when but said he would post an audio interview in the coming weeks where he would answer any questions.

“You wonder why I didn’t choose to use my voice to express my pain? I didn’t want to show the world the sadness in my eyes. I asked myself, how can I sing from the heart if is it broken? And slow and steady, “he added.

Duffy’s representatives from 2010 did not return a request for comment Tuesday on the posting.

A New York prosecutor says former film producer Weinstein abused his power


Setting the scene for the jury to begin deliberations next week in the week-long Weinstein sexual assault trial, Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi said Weinstein, 67, figured his victims never came forward.

“The defendant not only ran high over the dignity and lives of these witnesses, but also underestimated them,” he said.

The trial marks a milestone for the #MeToo movement, in which women have accused powerful men in business, entertainment, media and politics of sexual misconduct.

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping ambitious actress Jessica Mann in 2013.

Justice James Burke is expected to give the jury legal instructions on Tuesday morning, after which they will begin deliberations.

Since 2017, more than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

The former producer, who was behind films including “The English Patient” and “Shakespeare in Love,” has denied any non-consensual sex.

On Thursday, Donna Rotunno, one of Weinstein’s lawyers, accused Weinstein’s accusers as unreliable and said that an “invasive” prosecution was trying to portray consensual sex as assault, and that women had to be “responsible” for their choices.

Attorney Gloria Allred sits in the front row of the gallery behind the defense during lockdown arguments in New York Criminal Court for the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, New York, US, February 14, 2020 in this courtroom sketch. . REUTERS

Attorney Gloria Allred sits in the front row of the gallery behind the defense during lockdown arguments in New York Criminal Court for the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, New York, US, February 14, 2020 in this courtroom sketch. . REUTERS

Illuzzi said Friday that all the women were credible and had no reason to lie.

“If they didn’t feel compelled to do this, would they put their families through this?” she asked. “Would they put themselves through the stress?”

She also pushed back against Rotunno’s argument about women’s responsibility.

“If you’ve been a victim of fraud, nobody’s going to say, well, you gave the accountant access to your money,” he said.

Haleyi testified during the case that Weinstein forced oral sex on her in his home in 2006. Mann testified that Weinstein raped her in a hotel room in Manhattan early on in what he called an “extremely degrading” relationship with him.

Illuzzi dismissed the defense’s assertion that Mann had a loving relationship with Weinstein, but also said it wouldn’t matter if she had been “head over heels in love with him.”

“He would not be raped on March 18 of 2013,” he said.

Jurors heard from four other women, including actress Annabella Sciorra, who testified that Weinstein came to her apartment one winter night in 1993 or 1994 and raped her. The charge is too old to be charged as a separate offense, but could act as an aggravating factor in support of the most serious charge in the case, predatory sexual assault, which carries a possible life sentence.

Prosecutors called the other three women to bolster their evidence of Weinstein’s intent, but they did not accuse him of any crimes involving them.

After the court wrapped up for the day, Rotunno told reporters that the evidence showed the accusers’ relationships with Weinstein were consensual.

“I think he’s confident. And this is a difficult situation for anyone to be in,” he said of Weinstein.

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