Category Archives: Entertainment

28Sep/23

$1.5 million Japanese Buddhist statue stolen

On the night of 18th September 2023, an Edo Period bronze statue of the Buddha was taken from the Barakat Gallery in Los Angeles’ La Cienega Design Quarter (www.barakatgallery.eu). The statue, priced at $1.5 million, was produced by Edo Period artist Tadazou Iinuma, and commissioned by a religious official, Ryozen. Dating from the Seventeenth Century, it depicts the Buddha as an athletic youth, seated in the Lotus Position, with a crown and halo. It was originally installed at the Yudonosan Temple. The monumental sculpture is a centrepiece of the Barakat Gallery’s Los Angeles Buddhist collection. Continue reading

26Sep/23

The recent victories of the WGA and Anil Kapoor are indicative of a future of creative-AI compatibility.

Sept. 26, 2023 /Entertainment/ — The recent victories for the WGA (Writers Guild of America) and Anil Kapoor are certainly indicative of a growing awareness of the need to protect creative workers in the age of AI. The WGA deal, in particular, is a significant step forward, as it ensures that writers will be compensated fairly for their work on streaming platforms. Kapoor’s court victory is also important, as it sets a precedent for protecting celebrities’ digital likenesses from unauthorized use.

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24Sep/23

P.K. Chishala

23, 2023 /Entertainment/ — P.K. Chishala is a Zambian musician and songwriter. He is known for his unique blend of traditional Zambian music with modern elements of R&B, soul, and pop. Chishala has released several albums, including “Amapiano Zambian Style” (2023) and “Afro-Beat Zambian Style” (2022). He has also collaborated with a number of other Zambian artists, including Sampa the Great, Roberto, and Drifta Trek. Continue reading

22Sep/23

Is New Crypto Presale Meme Kombat The Next 100x Stake to Earn Gaming Meme Coin?

Stake-to-earn gaming token Meme Kombat (memekombat.io) today launches a new crypto presale in what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting releases of the year. First-of-its-kind crypto project, Meme Kombat lets you wager on battling meme characters using a decentralized Web3 infrastructure, with a premium on trust and transparency. Continue reading

20Sep/23

PEPSI MAX® CONTINUES ITS HIP HOP CELEBRATIONS BY UNVEILING THREE MURALS IN THE UK’S CAPITAL THAT PAY TRIBUTE TO THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.

Pepsi MAX® is continuing its 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop celebrations by unveiling a series of murals across London in honour of one of the genre’s most prolific icons: The Notorious B.I.G. The unveiling of these tributes follows last month’s announcement that Pepsi MAX has teamed up with The Notorious B.I.G. Estate to mark the music genre’s landmark milestone, and pay homage to Biggie’s enduring legacy that is still revered and loved today. Continue reading

19Sep/23

The Folio Society announces the publication of The Complete Plays By William Shakespeare

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, The Folio Society will release a landmark limited edition of Shakespeare’s The Complete Plays on Tuesday, September 26, its most ambitious limited edition in the company’s 75-year history. Continue reading

04Sep/23

Infinix ZERO 30 5G Makes Debut on the Occasion of the Venice International Film Festival, Invites Global Vloggers to ‘Capture Your Own Story’ at the Mobile Vlog Awards

Infinix revealed its latest edition to the Infinix ZERO Smartphone series, the Infinix ZERO 30 5G and the flagship ZERO BOOK laptop at the ‘Story On’ event in Venice, Italy, on September 1st, 2023. As a collaborator in organizing the panel session “New Image, New Lifestyle. Cinema in the New Media, Capture Your Own Story” organized on 1st September at the Italian Pavilion in Venice, Infinix invited leading vloggers from around the world to celebrate and explore the technical advances in smartphone camera technology, and the democratization of filmmaking. Continue reading

28Aug/23

John Wick: Chapter 4 and All Quiet on the Western Front are Motion Picture Winners at the 10th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 10th Annual LMGI Awards tonight. The Motion Picture winners were John Wick: Chapter 4 (filmed throughout Berlin, Paris, New York City, Japan and Jordan) and All Quiet on the Western Front (filmed in Czech Republic and Germany). The Television Series winners were “1923” (filmed in Montana, South Africa, Malta and Kenya), “The White Lotus: Season 2” (filmed in Sicily, Italy) and “The Last of Us” (filmed around Alberta, Canada). Icelandair Stopover “Easy to Stop, Hard to Leave” (filmed in Iceland) won for Commercial and The Alberta Film Commissions and Calgary Economic Development for “The Last of Us” (filmed around Alberta, Canada) was awarded the Outstanding Film Commission Award. The awards ceremony and reception took place at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica before an audience of 400, including LMGI members, industry executives and press. This year also marks the LMGI’s 20th anniversary. Continue reading

25Aug/23

IMAGINE THIS WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR ITS 8TH EDITION, SEPTEMBER 22 – OCTOBER 1, 2023

The 8th Annual Imagine This Women’s Film Festival is back with a compelling lineup. This year’s showcase features a captivating selection of 112 films, including 12 highly anticipated world premieres, 27 regional premieres designed to captivate audiences, and an impressive lineup of 13 North American premieres. Additionally, 15 films are set to premiere exclusively in the vibrant city of New York, further enhancing the festival’s allure. Continue reading