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Matt Damon hopes to return to another 'Jason Bourne' movie

Matt Damon is keen to reprise one of his most famous roles as Jason Bourne in a future movie. The Hollywood star, who is garnering praise for his role in 'Oppenheimer,' has done four movies in the Robert Ludlum-written espionage series and last appeared in 2016's 'Jason Bourne.' In an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", Damon, 53, confirmed that director Edward Berger, best known for 'All Quiet on the Western Front,' is working on a new story. "There is a great director named Edward Berger," Damon said. "('All Quiet on the Western Front') is a fantastic film, and he's wonderful and he said he had an idea. I would love to work with him, so he's working on it. Look, I'm as anxious as you are to see if this thing (happens) " I hope it's great and that we can do it." The actor, however, is open to handing over the baton to a different actor in the near future. "At a certain point somebody is going to need to take it over," he said. "I'm not getting any younger," he said. Damon next stars in Netflix thriller 'Animals,' which will be directed by friend and collaborator Ben Affleck. They will produce it through their production company, Artists Equity. The actor first played the titular character of a CIA assassin in 2002 film 'The Bourne Identity' and followed it up with ' The Bourne Supremacy' in 2004, "The Bourne Ultimatum" in 2007 and 'Jason Bourne' in 2016. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

21 February,2024 07:26 AM IST | Los Angeles | PTI
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Hilary Swank opens up about challenge, rewards of raising twins

American actor Hilary Swank discussed about the challenges and rewards of being a mother of twins. Swank and her husband Philip Schneider gave birth to twins, Aya and Ohm, in April 2023. The 49-year-old Oscar-winning actor spoke to People at the premiere of her new film 'Ordinary Angels' on Monday at the SVA Theatre in New York. "I think that being a mother of twins, I never have had a singleton, so I don't know what that's like," she explained. "But I know that the sleepless nights are hard and when you have one that might sleep through the night, the other one's not, so it's kind of this trade-off every night." "But I know this is also a season, and it too will pass, and I try and remind myself that there's going to be a day when I'm like, 'Oh, I'd love to wake up right now and just hold you.' So just trying and hold on to that." She's already looking forward to the next challenge: when the twins are more mobile. "Well, they're only crawling, so it's not like we're out of control or anything," she told People. Swank stars in the Lionsgate film as Sharon Stevens, a "fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters," according to an official synopsis. She begins as a member of an alcoholism support group but later cleans up her act to assist a widower whose 5-year-old son is awaiting a liver transplant. "What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles and ordinary angels," the synopsis added. Jon Gunn directs 'Ordinary Angels,' which also stars Tamala Jones, Amy Acker, Drew Powell, Skywalker Hughes, and Emily Mitchell. During an interview on Monday ahead of the launch, the new mother revealed the particular meaning behind her babies' names. "Aya was a Syrian refugee we met in Lebanon. So she was just this courageous, brave young girl full of life going through a really difficult time. My husband and I were like, she's so beautiful, what a great name," she shared. As for the son Ohm, Swank said, "Ohm is considered the first universal sound and unites all people, and that sounds very fitting." This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

21 February,2024 07:23 AM IST | Los Angeles | ANI
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Michael Keaton shares details about 'Beetlejuice' sequel

American actor Michael Keaton opened up about the upcoming sequel of his iconic 1988 film, 'Beetlejuice.' In a recent interview with People magazine, the actor who plays the rowdy spirit confessed that he and director Tim Burton were hesitant and cautious about filming a sequel to the classic, but ended up having a great time working on it. "We thought, 'You got to get this right. Otherwise, just don't do it. Let's just go on with our lives and do other things.' So I was hesitant and cautious, and [Burton] was probably equally as hesitant and cautious over all these years," he told People. "Once we got there, I said, 'OK, let's just go for it. Let's just see if we can do it if we can pull this off.'" Keaton revealed that early in the production process, he and the filmmaker discussed how neither of them was especially interested in creating something that was overly technological. "It had to feel handmade," he said. "What made it fun was watching somebody in the corner actually holding something up for you, to watch everybody in the shrunken headroom and say, 'Those are people under there, operating these things, trying to get it right.'" He continued, "It's the most exciting thing when you get to do that again after years of standing in front of a giant screen, pretending somebody's across the way from you." Winona Ryder and Catherine O'Hara return in 'Beetlejuice 2,' also known as Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, alongside newcomers Jenna Ortega, Willem Dafoe, Monica Bellucci, and Justin Theroux. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ortega plays Lydia's daughter, Dafoe plays an afterlife law enforcement officer, and Bellucci plays Beetlejuice's wife. The sequel also reunites Ortega with 'Wednesday' director Burton and co-showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The film's production finished in Vermont in November. 'Beetlejuice' will hit theatres on September 6.  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

21 February,2024 07:19 AM IST | Los Angeles | ANI
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Amid dating rumours, Britney Spears says 'being single is awesome'

Pop icon Britney Spears has insisted she is still single, despite being linked to an ex. The ‘Toxic singer’ opened up about her love-life as she shared another dancing video on Instagram. She said, "Being single is awesome," seemingly shutting down rumours she is back with her felon ex Paul Richard Soliz, reports ‘Mirror.co.uk’. “Beautiful Sunday. Hopeless romantic, understanding that being single is awesome,” she added. It came as it was reported the star was dating Soliz, a convicted felon who worked as her housekeeper to 'clean toilets, mop floors and pick up trash’. Sources told Us Weekly Paul is very much back on the scene. One said: "Britney and Paul are definitely together. He's still in the picture." A second source confirmed the same, despite Britney declaring to fans she is still a free agent. Just last week Britney boldly declared she "loves" someone new, five months after her sad split from her husband of one year Sam Asghari. As per ‘Mirror.co.uk’, the singer broke the news to her 42 million fans, revealing she could have a new love interest in her life. Britney has been updating her page. She sent rumour mills into overdrive as she posed up a storm standing inside a private jet. She kept fans guessing as she captioned the shot "I love him". It comes after Britney showed off her moves as she danced around in a red latex bodysuit, complete with devil horns. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

21 February,2024 07:12 AM IST | Los Angeles | IANS
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Usher all set for first European tour since 2015; celebrates 30 years

Singer-songwriter Usher is set to make his return to the UK as he has announced a new mega tour. Usher, who said it will mark 30 years in the music industry and has promised a performance of a lifetime, will be heading over to the UK in April for a number of shows. As per reports, this will be Usher’s first European tour since 2015. He will play three dates in London and tickets go on sale this Thursday at 12 pm on his website. After performing at the 02 Arena, he heads to Paris, Amsterdam and then Berlin, concluding his tour in Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Arena in May. Usher said: “Europe, you ready? After the epic experience at the Super Bowl and the huge demand for shows across North America, I’m happy to announce I’m coming your way as well. This tour is both a celebration of the past 30 years and a glimpse into the future. We are just getting started.” This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever  

20 February,2024 09:57 PM IST | Los Angeles | Agencies
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Adult movie star Kagney Linn Karter dies by suicide at age 36: Report

Trigger Warning: Mentions of suicide. Tragically, adult star Kagney Linn Karter has passed away at the age of 36, reportedly taking her own life. The heartbreaking news surfaced online through her friends, later confirmed by TMZ. According to reports, Kagney ended her life at her residence in Parma, OH, on Thursday. Expressing their grief, friends shared condolences on a GoFundMe page, paying tribute to the late actress and confirming the sorrowful news. The statement read, "Unfortunately, despite all of her many impressive accomplishments and talents, Kagney struggled with mental health issues as the years passed by."  Kagney's mother Tina required financial assistance for her memorial, and her friends utilized social media to spread the word about her health condition. Moreover, they stated that any additional funds collected would be used to support the animal rescue cause. The GoFundMe page creators for Kagney’s mother stated, "We are fundraising on behalf of Tina, Kagney's mom, for the cost of Kagney's memorial and all financial expectations associated with it.”  As per friends. Kagney Linn Karter was "a performer, a singer, a dancer, a daughter and a friend. She first came to our Cleveland studio in November of 2019, freshly moved out of LA, rearing and ready to jump back into pole, in a brand new community where she knew no one and no one knew her." Netizens were dishearted to hear the news, many of them took to 'X' to share their sorrow: Kagney Linn Karter gone pic.twitter.com/m3Y2OtlrW6 — UtdGabbi (@UtdGabbii) February 20, 2024 Sadly, Adult film star Kagney Linn Karter dead to suicide at 36 🖤#KagneyLinnKarter pic.twitter.com/MAWjfEcurr — Will_U (@iwifysom) February 20, 2024 Kagney Linn Karter passing from suicide is a good reminder that we need to take care of our mental health. Check up on your peers and family occasionally, struggle comes in many forms. pic.twitter.com/58Ap2EEhP3 — UtdGabbi (@UtdGabbii) February 20, 2024 Kagney began her career in the adult film industry during the mid-2000s. Due to her exceptional talent, she received several AVN awards. In 2019, she decided to relocate from Los Angeles and pursue her passion for pole dancing. Eventually, she became a permanent member of an Ohio studio and opened her studio, which focuses on the beauty and physicality of pole dancing, instead of adult films. Despite her struggles, Kagney continued to attend the studio every day, ready to learn, contribute, and improve herself in any way she could.

20 February,2024 01:08 PM IST | Mumbai
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Watch: Madonna falls on stage during Celebration Tour concert

Videos of pop icon Madonna falling on the stage during her performance in Seattle on Sunday are doing the rounds on social media.  The incident happened at the Climate Pledge Arena during Madonna's 'Celebration' tour, as per a report. However, what impressed fans the most was the way she handled the situation and continued to mesmerize the audience with her vice.  In the videos shared online, Madonna can be seen performing her 1987 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 'Open You Heart' during her second night of the celebration Tour in the Emerald City. She is seen sitting on a chair and singing to a camera when a male dancer in stiletto heels began to tilt her seat back and pulled her along the stage while running. However, he slips and falls taking the pop icon along with him.  Despite the fall, Madonna does not stop singing and keeps her smile intact. She was also heard laughing off the fall.  The pop icon first announced her Celebration Tour in January 2023. The global trek celebrates her four decades of music, and was initially set to kick off in July that year. The tour was however postponed after the singer was hospitalized for "serious bacterial infection" over the summer.  Madonna quickly laughed and recovered during Open Your Heart at the second Seattle show ❤️#MadonnaCelebrationTour pic.twitter.com/kiGZQ1Mk1j — Matt #MadonnaAustralia (@GregvsMatt) February 19, 2024 The Material Girl addressed her health scare during her Oct. 21 show in Belgium. “Less than four months ago, I was in a hospital and I was unconscious, and people were thinking, predicting that I might not make it,” she told fans at the concert. “It’s a f–king miracle that I’m here right now. My mother, god bless her, she must be watching over me. She said, ‘Girl, it’s not your time to go.'” During one of her shows in New York last December, Madonna told the crowd that she was in "an induced coma for 48 hours" in June, as per People. Madonna also talked about her initial moments after waking up from her coma in her speech. "There were a couple of things I thought about when I first became conscious and I saw my six incredible children sitting around me -- by the way, I had to almost die to get all my kids in one room," she quipped, referring to Lourdes, 27, Rocco, 23, David Banda, 18, Mercy James, 17, and 11-year-old twins Estere and Stella, as per People.  

20 February,2024 07:24 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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BTS J-Hope's docuseries 'Hope On The Street' to be out on this date

BTS' member J-Hope is all set to come up with a docuseries titled 'Hope On The Street'. 'Hope On The Street' is a 6-episode docuseries that highlights J-hope's story and love for dancing as he begins a new journey in his 12th year since debut, returning to his dancer roots. Accompanied by his former instructor, the popping champion Boogaloo Kin, J-hope explores the streets of Osaka, Seoul, Paris, New York, and Gwangju, meeting inspiring street dancers along the way, read a statement. The project will also feature songs from J-hope's special album HOPE ON THE STREET VOL.1. 'Hope On The Street' will be out on Prime Video on March 28. Episodes will be released weekly every Thursday and Friday. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

20 February,2024 06:59 AM IST | Seoul | ANI
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BAFTA 2024: Robert talks about resurrecting his 'dwindling credibility'

Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr has been sweeping awards this season for his role in Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer'. While accepting his BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor he credited Nolan for pushing him to do the role and also summed up his journey in the movies. He said that it was Nolan's suggesting that made him attempt an understated approach to his role of Lewis Strauss in the film.  The actor was contending against names such as Robert De Niro for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Jacob Elordi for “Saltburn,” Ryan Gosling for “Barbie,” Paul Mescal for “All of Us Strangers” and Dominic Sessa for “The Holdovers.” Downey Jr. said, “When I was 15, I wanted to be Peter O’Toole. When I was 25, I worked for Richard Attenbourgh and Anthony Hopkins. When I was 35, I finally understood why Dickie thought Tony would be a better role model for me than Peter.” He added that when he was 42, he did two films for ‘Guy Ritchie’ and “learned how to make big Hollywood movies with a civil British flare. I then played a guy named Tony in the MCU for about 12 years." The Hollywood star continued, “And then recently, that dude Chris Nolan suggested I attempt an understated approach as a last-ditch effort to perhaps resurrect my dwindling credibility. So I share this with my fellow nominees, this has been an exceptional year.” Robert Downey Jr. gives a whistle stop tour of his life as he accepts his Supporting Actor BAFTA! #EEBAFTAs pic.twitter.com/jvsyuPnwxB — BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 18, 2024 In Nolan’s epic biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who created of the world’s first atomic bomb, Downey Jr. played Lewis Strauss, a high-ranking member of the US Atomic Energy Commission who became hostile to Oppenheimer and sought to prove he was disloyal to the US.  Filmmaker Christopher Nolan, who was named as the Best Director for the film 'Oppenheimer' at BAFTA's, in his acceptance speech said that while his movie has finished on a "dramatically necessary note of despair" he wanted to spotlight the organisations who have worked over the years to "reduce the number of nuclear weapons in the world". "In accepting this I do just want to acknowledge their efforts and point out they show the necessity and potential of efforts for peace," he added.The director also said that it was an "incredible honour to be back home, to get this from BAFTA, in the festival hall where my mum and dad used to drag me to make me have some culture. Some of it stuck". "It suddenly occurs to me that my younger brother beat me up here by about 40 years not because he's ever won a BAFTA but because he was part of the snowflake chorus in the 'Nutcracker' here many years ago." He added, "I have so many people to thank for this. An incredible cast led by our peerless, fearless Cillian Murphy -- thank you Cillian, thank you to all the others, an incredible crew, many of you recognised by BAFTA with nominations tonight."

19 February,2024 09:50 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara expecting their second child

Hollywood celebrity couple Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are expecting their second child. Mara attended the premiere of La Cocina at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany, when she cradled her growing baby bump under a long black dress, as per PEOPLE. Mara and Phoenix privately got engaged in 2019 after first meeting in 2012 on the set of the sci-fi drama 'Her' and are already parents to son River, who was born in 2020. Their son's name honors Phoenix's older brother, who died at age 23 on October 31, 1993, from an overdose. He starred in films including Stand By Me, Running on Empty and My Own Private Idaho, reported PEOPLE. Mara and Phoenix's baby news was revealed by Victor Kossakovsky, a Russian filmmaker who previously worked with Phoenix on the documentary Gunda, at the Zurich Film Festival. "He just got a baby, by the way," Kossakovsky said in September 2020. "A beautiful son called River." Meanwhile, on the work front, Phoenix will be next seen in the musical thriller film 'Joker: Folie a Deux' which also stars Lady Gaga. The film is all set to hit the theatres on October 4. Recently the makers of the musical thriller have shared new pictures of the lead actors Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga from the film which went viral on social media. Taking to Instagram, DC Comics shared a string of pictures which they captioned, "Feeling the love #JokerFolieADeux 10.4.24"           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by DC (@dcofficial) The first picture features Phoenix, dressed up as his character Joker, facing Gaga, who plays Harley Quinn as she looks away. Both of them appeared to be on stage with the spotlight on them. In the second photo, the on-screen couple appeared to be sharing a cute moment. While Phoenix stood on one side of the bars, Gaga was seen on the other side.In the third pic, Gaga and Phoenix were seen dancing on the rooftop. Gaga appears to be wearing a wedding dress while Phoenix is seen all suited up.  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

19 February,2024 06:50 AM IST | Berlin | ANI
Australian actress Margot Robbie poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, in London. Pic/AFP

Margot Robbie adds 'Barbie' touch to her BAFTA look

While 'Barbie' failed to win any award at the 77th edition of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, actress Margot Robbie managed to steal attention with her red carpet look. Margot hit the red carpet in a satin pink and black gown. The design, which has a fitted waist and straight fall, made her look like a life-size Barbie and gave her a retro touch with opera gloves. She was accompanied by her husband Tom Ackerley at the ceremony, which was streamed on Lionsgate Play. Throughout the 2023 summer blockbuster's press run and awards season, Margot has channelled her best Barbie with her glamorous red carpet ensembles. Most recently, at the Critics' Choice Awards, the star wore a rose-adorned red Balmain, People reported. Margot was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Greta Gerwig's 'Barbie' film. However, she lost the award to Emma Stone. 'Barbie ' notched five nominations overall, including best actor in a supporting role for Ryan Gosling and best original screenplay for Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

19 February,2024 06:46 AM IST | London | ANI
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