Liam Williams: ‘I’m still coated in a residue of laddishness, for better or worse’. Having quit standup due to its bearpit blokeishness, the comic is now mining his Yorkshire upbringing for a comedy on modern masculinity
Think of news today, and the images that come to mind are of opinionated journalists, panel discussions with participants shouting each other down and a general cacophony as everybody tries to make their views heard. In the midst of the whole din are the poor viewers who, most often, have no idea what’s going on.However, how many of us remember the good old days of Doordarshan, before cable TV, digital TV and social media bombarded us with non-stop content, where dignified newsreaders and anchors would hold the fort, delivering the news the way it was, without adding their own personal biases or opinions to it. These were anchors the whole nation looked up – they set trends in the way they spoke, dressed, and wore their hair and makeup.For all of us who remember the beloved 70s, 80s and 90s, let’s take a walk down memory lane to track down some of our favourite Doordarshan anchors and see what they are up to these days:
‘Like a high-school play adaptation?’ ... Game of Thrones. Photograph: AP <em>Warning: this article contains spoilers. </em> Well, it is over. The show that launched a thousand memes, won 47 Emmy awards, and lasted longer than many marriages, has finished. And reaction has been decidedly mixed. The eighth season of Game of Thrones has already proved widely unpopular, with more than a million fans signing a petition for a full rewrite. There have been complaints at implausible character arcs, specifically Daenerys’ descent into mass-murderous mania, and the show’s non-white characters getting short shrift. The final episode, which had a lot of threads to pull together, continued to disappoint some. “I’ve defended it all season but that finale was atrocious. Horrific. A travesty,” wrote journalist Rich Feloni. “The conclusion has no regard for at least three-quarters of all the plot that came before it. And the writing felt at times like a high-school play adaptation. The GoT finale will be a punchline forever. What a shame.” Among the key criticisms was that the season concluded with an all-too-convenient ending. When will I ever learn. When will I eeeeever learn. https://t.co/y3B0MJnZKr— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) May 20, 2019 This is so bad that I'm expecting someone to turn to the camera at the end and say "and I suppose that was the true GAME OF THRONES"— Mike Bird (@Birdyword) May 20, 2019 That’ll teach you people to look forward to things.— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) May 20, 2019 Bran getting the throne – albeit obviously not the Iron Throne, which died a fitting death – was not a popular move for a lot of viewers, who didn’t think he had earned it, particularly given Tyrion’s baffling speech about everything really being about “stories” and not, as we have seen over the last eight seasons, about people’s ability to murder one another. TYRION: People love stories. And no one has a better story than BranARYA, WHO LEARNED SHAPE-SHIFTING AND MURDERED THE INVINCIBLE ICE KING OF DEATH: Bran has what now— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) May 20, 2019 When you don’t contribute in the group project & still get an A #TheFinalEpisode #GOT pic.twitter.com/UwsAC1JYLH— ||SMKS|| 📸 (@Sincerely_Shas) May 20, 2019 "And who has a better story than Bran?" #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/m7MNTEIUhy— jyoung_phd (@JyoungPhd) May 20, 2019 I pictured Bran more as a tech startup founder— Michael Agger (@magger) May 20, 2019 The not-so-subtle references in the episode, especially when Samwell presented Tyrion with a book called A Song of Ice And Fire, came in for some sniping, as did the slow pace, which had multiple moments where chairs were moved slowly, with great meaning. “A Song of Ice and Fire” #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/6s8EMHT0Ht— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 20, 2019 more like game of chairs— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) May 20, 2019 But not everyone disliked the final episode. In her review, the Guardian’s Lucy Mangan said that the finale “just about delivered. It was true to the series’ overall subject – war, and the pity of war – and, after doing a lot of wrong to several protagonists last week, did right by those left standing.” Guardian writer Stuart Heritage, who live-blogged the episode, was also positive , writing that it “was a really good episode of television. Still, quiet, reflective. This has always been Game of Thrones’ real strength, not the big buck battle scenes.” Well, I liked it— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) May 20, 2019 Elsewhere Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun Times described the finale as “satisfying”, while Forbes’ Eric Cain declared that “it was at times brilliant” if quite rushed at others. Finally, somewhere in the middle was CNN’s Brian Lowry, who declared that “overall, it wasn’t a one-for-the-ages finale, held up against the best examples of them and the abundant hype, but it wasn’t an unworthy one either.”
An eagle-eyed 'Game of Thrones' fan thinks they have spotted clues suggesting a major character survived the carnage of the penultimate episode.
You love them, you hate them, but you cannot do without them. Now that Bigg Boss 12 inmates have begun the drama, it’s time to let them go one by one. This week who do you think deserves to say goodbye to the Bigg Boss house?
One of the best news we heard this week was that Komolika might return in the Kasautii Zindagii Kay reboot that Ekta Kapoor is slated to launch. It will be so nostalgic to watch the popular vamp back on television. Every ’90s kid, who has lived through the Kasautii era, still remembers everything about Komolika. The music, makeup, look – all of it is still pretty fresh in our minds. In fact, it’s just a couple of TV villains who have managed to make that impact on us and leave us impressed. For instance, Sudha Chandran as Ramola Sikand and Ashwini Kalsekar as Jigyasa in Kasamh Se. Meghna Malik, as Ammaji in Laado, was also one of the most strong female villain characters onscreen. How we wish we saw these villains back on the small screen. Not that the current onscreen vamps are bad. In fact we absolutely love Shagun in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Yamini in Naagin but the vamps of the past were iconic. They stood out and how! More than watching the female protagonists fight for justice and against all the obstacles, we were excited to watch what the next moves of these vamps would be. Be it planning a murder or getting the main leads divorced on the show – they have done it all; sometimes for the sake of money and sometimes just because they are jealous. In fact, I still remember one instance in YHM, where Shagun expressed how much she misses conspiring against Ishita after she moved to another country with Mani. You see, for them being bad is being good. (Text - Bollywoodlife.com)
The awards list for Zee Gold 2017 are out and we have with us, all the winners who shone bright at the awards function held. Mouni Roy, Adaa Khan, Prachi Shah, Surbhi Chandna were a few of the names who managed to win the hearts of fans as the most voted winners. Mouni Roy, Adaa Khan, Yuvika Choudhary, Prince Narula, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Karan Wahi, Dilip Joshi, Jay Bhanushali, Shiny Doshi, Krystle D’Souza, Rubina Dilaik, Mohammad Nazim, Vivian Dsena, Aditi Bhatia, Anita Hassnandani, Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi attended the event and created quite a stir at the red carpet. Apart from the celebs who attended, Divyanka Tripathi, Karan Patel, Karanvir Bohra, Gurmeet Choudhary mesmerized fans with their performances.The team of Dil Bole Oberoi and Ishqbaaz were also present. In fact, Twitterati went in a tizzy, just so they could get a picture of their favourite Shivaay Singh Oberoi (Nakuul Mehta) and Anika (Surbhi Chandna). Well, that hasn’t happened yet but the diva sure took home a trophy! While you’ll have to wait for our fashion experts to rate the outings we saw on the red carpet. But luckily, you don’t have to wait to see the winners list! Scroll below and check out who all took home the golden trophy!Best Actor in a Negative Role (Female) – Adaa Khan for Naagin and Riddhi Dogra for Woh Apna SaBest Actor in a Negative Role (Male) – Vikkas Manaktala for GhulamBest supporting actress critics choice – Prachi Shah for SwabhimaanMost Fit Actress – Surbhi ChandnaMost Fit Actor – Mohammad NazimFace of the Year – Mouni RoyBest Anchor – Ritvik DhanjaniBest Negative role (popular) – Anita Hassnandani for Yeh Hai MohabbateinBest Actor Female (popular) – Divyanka Tripathi for Yeh Hai MohabbateinBest Actor Male – Karan Patel for Yeh Hai MohabbateinBest Child Actor – Kartikey Malviya for ShaniBest Supporting Actress popular – Parul Chauhan for Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata HaiBest Jodi – Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel for Yeh Hai MohabbateinSince it is an awards show based on the votes received for each category, a lot of fans have been posting their speculations over the winners list. With the winner’s list out, we’d like to now if your favourite celebrity managed to bag the trophy. So quickly type in the comments box below and tell us your views. Also, you might want to stay tuned to this space because we’ll be bringing a lot of hot backstage gossips for you! Do not go anywhere!Text: Bollywoodlife.comPictures: Yogen Shah
If you can’t decide on a place to go on your next vacation, these Indian television actresses are here to help you decide which places are the best to visit in India.Niti Taylor, Helly Shah, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Roop Durgapal and others share best summer holiday destinations with their fans.– Source: India.com; Pictures: Instagram
We are excited to hear some upcoming good news in 2016. We’ve been checking an eye out for all the celebrity babies due this year.Here’s a look!
A photo posted by Karishma Tanna (@karishmaktanna) on Apr 4, 2016 at 9:10am PDT Sana Khan From being obsessed with selfies to posting pictures in breathtakingly expensive designer clothes, Sana Khan never fails to amaze her fans on Instagram. A photo posted by Krystle D'souza (@krystledsouza) on Mar 18, 2016 at 2:22am PDT Mouni Roy The bong beauty’s fashion sense has always been up at the front end and bold yet she carries off her roles with all the grace and elegance required, pretty amazing, right? A photo posted by mon (@imouniroy) on Mar 20, 2016 at 5:56am PDT Divyanka Tripathi You may always see her clad in those heavy sarees but this sanskari bahu grabs eyeballs when she walks out as an entirely different person on red carpet and various events.
You know the expression, “You’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t?” There needs to be a stronger version of that phrase to describe the constant scrutiny and ridicule to which Marcia Clark was subjected during the O. J. Simpson trial in 1995.
Hot Cuisine, A Benefit For The Scleroderma Research Foundation at Carolines On Broadway on December 8, 2015 in New York City. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s absence from the Netflix reboot of Full House will reportedly be explained away by mentioning that their character, Michelle Tanner, couldn’t be in San Francisco because she’s too busy in New York City working on building her fashion empire.