James Tyler AKA Friends’ Gunther demise to Adarsh Gourav working with Meryl Streep in his next, here’s what happened that you might have missed during the previous week in the entertainment industry.
The previous week the entertainment industry was filled with mourning the loss of the sudden demise of James Tyler AKA Friends’ Gunther to the demise of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins who was accidentally shot by Alec Baldwin on the set. While in between people mourned the loss there was news of some new beginnings as well like Schitt’s Creek actress Sarah Levy marries Graham Outerbridge to Actress Freida Pinto shares pics from her secret wedding last year. There are new beginnings for some projects and actors as well from DDLJ being adapted into a Broadway musical to Harry Styles joining the MCU as Thanos’ brother Eros to Adarsh Gourav all ready to star alongside Meryl Streep, David Schwimmer, and Kit Harington in a series called Extrapolations.
Take a look at all this and much more that happened in the entertainment industry that you might have probably missed out on the previous week!
James Tyler, who played Gunther in ‘Friends’, dies aged 59 due to prostate cancer
Actor James Tyler, who played Gunther in ‘Friends’, passed away aged 59 due to prostate cancer. James Tyler was first diagnosed with cancer in 2018 but kept his diagnosis private for three years. James Tyler had also acted in ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’, ‘Scrubs’, ‘Modern Music’ and ‘Just Shoot Me!’ among others. James Tyler is survived by his wife, Jennifer Carno.
Aditya Roy Kapur surprises fans with an impromptu performance in Gurugram
Actor Aditya Roy Kapur recently surprised his fans as he broke into an impromptu performance at Gurugram’s DLF CyberHub. A video has gone viral on social media in which he can be seen playing the guitar and singing along as the audience cheers him on. He’s currently shooting for the Hindi remake of the Tamil film ‘Thadam’ in Delhi-NCR.
Baldwin was seen weeping after accidentally killing cinematographer with a prop gun on set
Actor Alec Baldwin was spotted weeping after accidentally shooting and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a prop gun on the sets of the film ‘Rust’ in Santa Fe in US’ New Mexico. He was seen breaking down outside the sheriff’s office after speaking to investigators. Director Joel Souza was injured in the incident.
DDLJ to be adapted into Broadway musical, Aditya Chopra to direct
Filmmaker Aditya Chopra is set to make his Broadway debut as a director with the musical version of his 1995 film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. Titled ‘Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical’, the Broadway show will be produced by Chopra’s Yash Raj Films. “I feel 23 again, the same age I was when I directed DDLJ,” Aditya said.
Rajinikanth on Dadasaheb Phalke award
Actor Rajinikanth on Sunday tweeted that October 25 is an important occasion for him on two accounts, being conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke award and the release of his daughter’s app. The Dadasaheb Phalke award is the highest award in Indian cinema. The 70-year-old actor has earlier been conferred the Padma Vibushan, Padma Bhushan, and seven Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.
Urmila Matondkar on 18 yrs of Pinjar
Actress Urmila Matondkar on Sunday marked 18 years since the release of her film ‘Pinjar’, tweeting, “Can’t help but wonder…if the situation of women has actually changed for any better.” Urmila further wrote that even though things look like they have apparently changed, she wonders if women still struggle through the mindset of a rigid society.
Dulquer Salmaan’s ‘Kurup’ to release on November 12
Dulquer Salmaan’s upcoming Malayalam film ‘Kurup’ will hit the big screens on November 12, 2021. The actor took to Twitter to reveal the release date of the movie. “At last, we are ready to set Kurup free. The film always had a destiny of its own,” Salmaan wrote on Twitter. The movie is directed by Srinath Rajendran.
‘Koozhangal’ beats 13 films, selected as India’s official entry to Oscars 2022
PS Vinothraj’s directorial ‘Koozhangal’ has been selected as India’s official entry to the 94th Academy Awards, which will be held on March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles. The film beat 13 other films, including ‘Sardar Udham’, ‘Sherni’, ‘Mandela’, ‘Toofan’ and ‘Kaagaz’ among others, to make the cut. It was honoured with Tiger Award at 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Ryan Gosling in talks to join Margot Robbie in ‘Barbie’
Ryan Gosling is reportedly in talks to join Margot Robbie in Warner Bros’ ‘Barbie’. The actor had rejected the role earlier, citing a hectic schedule. But a delay in the film allowed Gosling to find an opening. Greta Gerwig will direct the movie. Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have co-written the script of the film.
Akshay Kumar begins shooting for ‘OMG 2’, shares first look
Akshay Kumar has started shooting for ‘OMG 2’, the sequel to the 2012 film ‘OMG: Oh My God!’. He revealed the first look of his character on Saturday and wrote, “Need your blessings, our honest…attempt to reflect on an important social issue…May the eternal energy of Adiyogi bless us through this journey.” ‘OMG 2’ also stars Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam and later on he shared a video from the sets with Pankaj Tripathi as well.
Vin Diesel walks Paul Walker’s daughter down the aisle at her wedding, pic surfaces
Actor Vin Diesel walked late actor Paul Walker’s 22-year-old daughter Meadow down the aisle at her wedding. Meadow got married to actor Louis Thornton-Allan in the Dominican Republic. The duo had got engaged in August this year. Meadow also took to Instagram to share a video of their beachside wedding celebration.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to bid for new IPL team
Actor-couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are set to bid for one of the two new IPL teams, reports said. The bidding process will take place on October 25 as IPL will expand to 10 teams from the existing eight. Further, Ahmedabad and Lucknow are reportedly the frontrunners to be the bases of the new teams.
Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer ‘Anek’ to release on March 31, 2022
Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana on Friday took to Twitter to announce the release date of his upcoming film ‘Anek’. The socio-political thriller is directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced by Bhushan Kumar. “Anek will usher in a different language of cinema,” Ayushmann wrote on Twitter. The film will be released on March 31, 2022.
Samantha Ruth Prabhu visits Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh
Samantha Ruth Prabhu on Friday shared a few pictures from her visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram, aka the Beatles Ashram, in Uttarakhand’s Rishikesh. “To stand where the Beatles once did. At Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram where they practised ‘Transcendental Meditation’ and wrote some of their famous songs, 48 of them,” she captioned the post with the hashtag ‘#fangirlforever’.
CBFC demands 12 cuts in Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘India Lockdown’
Madhur Bhandarkar has claimed the CBFC has asked for 12 cuts in his film ‘India Lockdown’ despite giving it an ‘A’ certificate. The upcoming project revolves around four characters. According to the filmmaker, CBFC has asked for 10 audio and two visual cuts in Shweta Basu Prasad’s storyline, which highlights the plight of sex workers during the first lockdown.
Jude Law and Marion Cotillard join Kate Winslet in ‘Lee’
Actors Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Andrea Riseborough, and Josh O’Connor will star alongside Kate Winslet in ‘Lee’. Directed by Ellen Kuras, the upcoming biographical drama is based on the life of Lee Miller, a fashion model who became an acclaimed war correspondent for Vogue magazine during World War II. Kate will play the titular role in the film.
Actress Freida Pinto shares pics from her secret wedding last year
Actress Freida Pinto has shared pictures after she revealed that she secretly married her fiancé Cory Tran during the COVID-19 lockdown last year. “Cory and I believe so much in balancing spontaneity with just the right amount of planning. One day it felt so right and so genuinely aligned that we decided we wanted to make it official,” she wrote.
Sudhaa Chandran stopped at the airport for a prosthetic limb, asks PM for help in video
Actress and dancer Sudhaa Chandran shared a video on Instagram after being stopped at an airport for her prosthetic limb. “When I ask authorities to do an ETD (Explosive Trace Detection) test for my artificial limb…they still want me…to remove it,” she said. She further urged PM Narendra Modi to issue senior citizens a card that says they’re senior citizens.
Comedian Ricky Gervais to receive a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
British comedian Ricky Gervais, known for his role in the show ‘After Life’, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He will be honored for his contribution to the entertainment industry over the last two decades. In addition to Ricky, the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2022 includes Michael B Jordan, Macaulay Culkin, and Ewan McGregor.
Emily Blunt to star in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’
Emily Blunt has reportedly signed on to star in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film titled ‘Oppenheimer’. The ‘Jungle Cruise’ actress will star opposite Cillian Murphy in the film, which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer’. It is scheduled to release on July 21, 2023.
Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel to star in Last Train To Christmas
Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel are all set to star in the film ‘Last Train To Christmas’. It’s being written and directed by Julian Kemp, the filmmaker behind projects like ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars’ and ‘America’s War on Drugs’. In addition to ‘Last Train To Christmas’, Nathalie will also be seen in Matthias Schweighöfer’s ‘Army of Thieves’.
Zendaya to become the youngest CFDA Fashion Icon Award recipient
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has announced that Hollywood actress Zendaya will be the 2021 recipient of the CFDA Fashion Icon Award. The 25-year-old actress will become the youngest recipient in history when she receives the award in November. Previous CFDA Fashion Icon Award recipients include Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, and Naomi Campbell.
Scorsese & Szabo to be given Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award
American director Martin Scorsese and Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Szabo will be given the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. Szabo won an Academy Award in 1982 for his Hungarian film ‘Mephisto’. Scorsese received several nominations in the Oscars and won once in 2007 for his direction in ‘The Departed’.
Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker wear a lehenga during the shoot
Pictures of Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker in a lehenga on the sets of her upcoming series And Just Like That have gone viral on social media. The lehenga has been designed by Indian designers Falguni Peacock and Shane Peacock. Sarah Jessica Parker also wore a floral maang tikka.
Shahid Kapoor to play a paratrooper in action film ‘Bull’
Actor Shahid Kapoor will star in an action film titled ‘Bull’, the makers announced on Thursday. Speaking about the film, Shahid said, “‘Bull’ is a full-blown action film inspired by real events.” “It’s a privilege to play a paratrooper who leads his boys through a historic and selfless mission that has…become iconic for its precision and bravado,” he added.
Takht isn’t shelved, that film is a piece of my heart: Karan Johar
Filmmaker Karan Johar spoke about ‘Takht’ and clarified that the film hasn’t been shelved. He said he’ll make that movie right after his film ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’. “I can’t let that [project] get away. That film is a piece of my heart. It’s got two and a half years of my prep work on it,” he added.
Kajol celebrates 26 years of DDLJ, shares a scene from film
Bollywood actress Kajol on Wednesday shared a post on social media celebrating 26 years since the release of ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. The actress shared a video of the ‘Jaa Simran Jaa’ scene featuring her along with late actor Amrish Puri. “Simran caught the train 26 years back and we are still thanking everyone for all this love,” Kajol wrote.
Twinkle Khanna compares Aryan Khan’s arrest to ‘Squid Game’ episode
Twinkle Khanna, author and wife of actor Akshay Kumar, recently compared Aryan Khan’s arrest to one of the episodes of the show ‘Squid Game’. “While his friend was apparently carrying 6 gm of charas, there is reportedly no evidence of possession by Aryan Khan. Yet, the young boy has been languishing in…jail for almost two weeks now,” she wrote.
Harry Styles joins MCU as Thanos’ brother Eros
Singer-actor Harry Styles has reportedly joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Eros, the brother of Thanos. According to reports, Harry made an appearance in a post-credit scene of ‘Eternals’, which premiered on Monday in Los Angeles. In contrast to Thanos’ power-hungry inclinations, Eros is a “fun-loving, carefree womaniser”, according to the Marvel Database.
Adarsh Gourav to star alongside Streep, Harington in Extrapolations
Actor Adarsh Gourav is set to share screen space with Meryl Streep, David Schwimmer and Kit Harington in the anthology series ‘Extrapolations’. The show, an eight interconnected episodic series, tells stories of how the upcoming changes to the planet will affect love, faith, work, and family on a personal and human scale. ‘Extrapolations’ will be directed by Scott Z Burns.
‘Schitt’s Creek’ actress Sarah Levy marries Graham Outerbridge
Actress Sarah Levy, known for portraying Twyla Sands on ‘Schitt’s Creek’, married actor-producer Graham Outerbridge on Saturday. The actress made the announcement on Monday by sharing a photobooth print of photos with her husband Graham on Instagram. Her brother Dan Levy, who played David Rose on the show, also shared a photo on Instagram showing the siblings dancing at the wedding.
Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Dhaakad’ to release on April 8, 2022
Kangana Ranaut starrer’s action film ‘Dhaakad’ will arrive in theatres on April 8, 2022. The actress took to Instagram to share her look from the film with a caption that read, “She’s fierce, feisty and fearless. #AgentAgni is all geared up to set…big screen on fire.” ‘Dhaakad’, helmed by Razneesh Ghai, also stars Arjun Rampal, Sharib Hashmi, and Divya Dutta.
Disney delays sequels of Doctor Strange, Black Panther & Thor: Ragnarok
Disney has pushed the release of sequels to ‘Black Panther’, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ by several months. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, which was scheduled to release on July 8, 2022, will now hit the screens on November 11. ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ will release on July 8 and May 6, respectively.
We will miss you James Tyler for your flawless performance as Gunther in FRIENDS. And hope you all are caught with the entertainment industry happening of the previous week!
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