Lindsay Lohan to make US TV comeback in MTV reality series and much more
He later gained a global reputation playing alongside jazz luminaries such as drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Dave Holland.
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Lindsay Lohan to make U.S. TV comeback in MTV reality series
Lindsay Lohan, whose promising movie career crashed in a string of legal woes and substance abuse, is returning to U.S. television in a reality series about her nightclub ventures in Greece. MTV said on Monday that "Lohan Beach Club" will follow the actress as she works to expand a recently launched nightclub and restaurant business in Greece.
'The Reports on Sarah and Saleem' Wins Best Picture in Durban
"The Reports on Sarah and Saleem," directed by Muayad Alayan, scooped the best picture at the 39th Durban Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday night with an award ceremony at the Suncoast Cine Center complex. The film tells the story of the political ramifications of an extra-marital affair between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman. Variety described it as a "taut psychosocial drama."
Netflix teases 'fitting end' to defining series 'House of Cards'
A Netflix Inc executive promised on Sunday a "fitting end" to the streaming service's acclaimed political drama "House of Cards" but did not divulge how the series wrote out scandal-tainted star Kevin Spacey. "House of Cards" put Netflix on the map as a home for original entertainment when the series debuted in 2013 starring Spacey as conniving politician Frank Underwood. The show's coming sendoff centres on Robin Wright, who plays Frank's devious wife, Claire.
Tomasz Stanko, a Polish trumpeter, composer and prominent figure in avant-garde and free jazz for decades, died on Sunday at the age of 76, the Polish Jazz Association said. Born in Rzeszow in southern Poland in 1942, Stanko made his debut in the late 1950s in Krakow. He later gained a global reputation playing alongside jazz luminaries such as drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Dave Holland.
Box Office: 'Mission Impossible -- Fallout' rocketing to $59 million debut
Tom Cruise's latest, "Mission: Impossible -- Fallout," is on its way to a No. 1 debut at the North American box office with an estimated $59 million. Should predictions hold, Paramount's sixth instalment of the franchise will finish on the upper end of recent forecasts, which ranged from $50 million to $65 million at 4,386 sites. It will come out ahead of its predecessor "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation," which debuted to $55 million in 2015, and also mark a franchise best. "Rogue Nation" went on to gross $682 million worldwide.
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