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Sylvester Stallone: Know the man behind the muscle

2 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
1. Sylvester Stallone's trademark droopy eyes and slurred speech are the results of paralysis on the left side of his face caused by a facial nerve being accidentally severed at the time of his birth. 2. Ridden with poverty, Stallone did odd jobs to make ends meet. He cleaned up lions' cages at the Central Park Zoo in New York and worked as an usher at a movie theatre. 3. A broke Stallone did a soft-core adult film titled 'The Party at Kitty and Stud's' in 1970. He shot for the film in two days and was paid USD 200. Stallone, who was homeless and slept at a bus terminal in New York for three weeks, used the money to get out of the bus station. After Stallone made it big with 'Rocky' (1976), the film was re-released under the name 'The Italian Stallion' to cash in on his success. Sylvester Stallone in a still from the soft-core adult flick 'The Party at Kitty and Stud's'. Pic/YouTube 'The Party at Kitty and Stud's' was re-released as 'The Italian Stallion' to cash in on Sylvester Stallo..
                 

These five bands have gotten the world to fall in love with K-Pop

4 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
K-Pop has turned into a global sensation owing to its dynamic mix of addictive melodies, stellar choreography, and funky dance moves by South Korean performers in perfection synchronization that always leaves fans grooving. While BTS continues to dominate music charts across the globe with their hit single 'Boy With Luv' emerging to be YouTube's most-streamed video in the first 24 hours of its release, and the fastest video to hit 100 million views, there are many other prominent bands that have paved the way for the eminent rise of the genre witnessed in the past 5-10 years. Ahead of 'Travel At Home', a special series airing on 4th July 2020 at 8 pm on Voot Select and Vh1 India that will take fans on a virtual vacation to Korea with their favourite K-pop idols, we take a look at those extraordinary bands who have given rise to the Hallyu wave taking over the world. BTS Beyond The Scene (BTS) released their first album in August 2014 and the rest they say is history. The world's most ..
                 

Jerry Maguire, Risky Business: 5 movies to watch on Tom Cruise's birthday

5 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
Believe it or not, Tom Cruise has churned out some of the best blockbusters of the last 30 years. Only a few actors have the rare combination of talent and charisma that Cruise has. And on top of that, he's fiercely dedicated. One thing Cruise can't be faulted for is his work ethic. He broke his ankle leaping between buildings for Mission: Impossible - Fallout, and he can be seen sprinting across long tracking shots in almost every movie. That's the promise of action and fitness that you get from Cruise. Let's look at some of the most amazing roles played by the actor, as Sony PIX celebrates his 58th birthday. Jerry Maguire Others may argue, but Jerry Maguire is still Cruise's best film. Cruise is terrific in it, winning his second Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and earning nominations from both the Academy and the Screen Actors Guild. Thanks largely to Cameron Crowe, everything in Jerry Maguire just clicks. The romance with newcomer Renée Zellweger is funny and sa..
                 

Five Movies and shows that involve extraordinary Magic Tricks

6 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
From harmless "pull-my-finger" gags to tricks more elaborate like making famous national monuments disappear, audiences young and old are enthralled by magic. The palpable mystery of seemingly impossible objects and things being manipulated in a way that is not only strange but also fascinating is what attracts people to the glorious world of illusions. People like Penn Jilette, Raymond Teller, David Blaine, Justin Willman and more are some of the most well - known magicians of our time to have baffled the most practical people with their exquisite tricks. As Roald Dahl once said, "Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." So, here we bring 5 Shows and Movies showcasing Magnificent Magic tricks that will leave you speechless. Literally! Penn and Teller Successfully performing magic is tough even under normal circumstances. It requires experience, skill, and stage presence. Tricking Penn and Teller, two professionals who understand the mechanics of illusions better than mos..
                 

Chairs not banned on Christopher Nolan's sets

6 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Hollywood  
Stories about what Christopher Nolan bans on his movie sets started doing the rounds on social media after a magazine published an interview with Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman.Hathaway, who has worked with Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Interstellar (2014), praised the director for not allowing chairs on his set. In her interview, the actor said Nolan's reasoning for not allowing chairs is "if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they're sitting, they're not working". "I mean, he has these incredible movies in terms of scope and ambition and technical prowess and emotion. It always arrives at the end under schedule and under budget. I think he's onto something with the chair thing," she added.The story prompted several journalists and critics to criticise the "no chairs" rule, forcing the director's team to set the record straight. "For the record, the only things banned from sets are cell phones [not always successfully] and smoking [very successfully]," Nolan's spokes..