A photo of a bloodied Trump raising his fist after being shot has already become the defining image of his reelection bid

A photograph of President Donald Trump raising his fist in defiance after he was shot at his rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday has already become the most iconic image of his reelection among Republicans. The picture, taken by Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci, shows a blood-covered Trump holding up his fist against a backdrop of the American flag while being shielded by Secret Service agents. Donald Trump Jr. posted the image on X with the caption, "He'll never stop fighting to Save Americ...

North Korea executed 30 teenagers for watching South Korean dramas: reports

In North Korea, watching your favorite Korean dramas could end in tragedy. According to reports from South Korean news outlets Chosun TV and Korea JoongAng Daily, around 30 middle schoolers were publicly shot last week for watching South Korean dramas. The shows were reportedly stored on USBs that were floated over the border by North Korean defectors. Business Insider was unable to independently verify the report. South Korean officials did not comment directly on the report, but according to Korea...

AI-powered vending machines that sell bullets could be hacked, says a cybersecurity expert

The US has rolled out AI-powered vending machines that dispense bullets to customers aged over 21 who have valid IDs.Various stores in Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas have installed ammo-vending machines that use 360-degree facial recognition to check a person's age and ID.Another machine will be installed in Colorado this week.The vending machines, made by ammunition distribution company American Rounds, are designed to make ammo available 24/7.

Biden's bad week just got worse after he said he was the 'first Black woman to serve with a Black president'

Joe Biden's argument that his disastrous debate performance last week was a one-off is seemingly falling apart.In his latest verbal slipup, the president said he was "proud" to be the "first Black woman to serve with a Black president."The 81-year-old president mixed up his words during an interview with Philadelphia's Wurd radio station when referring to his vice president, Kamala Harris, and former President Barack Obama."By the way, I'm proud to be, as I said, the first vice president, first...

‘Munjya’ Star Sharvari On Finding Success In Bollywood With A Supernatural Horror-Comedy & Her Desire To Work With Greta Gerwig

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural horror-comedy is not a genre one necessarily associates with Bollywood, but Munjya, starring Sharvari and Abhay Verma, looks set to topple those expectations, and the pic has now entered the hallowed ‘100-crore (1 billion rupees) club’. The sleeper hit is the latest instalment in the Maddock Supernatural Universe (previous films are Stree, Roohi, Bhediya) and focuses on the legend of ‘munjya’, an evil spirit from Indian folklore. Sharvari plays Bela, the love interest of...

Taha Shah Badussha On Ambition To Be The First Indian James Bond & Whether Sanjay Leela Bhansali Will Helm ‘Heeramandi’ Season 2

EXCLUSIVE: Fresh off of Netflix’s noisy Indian series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, Taha Shah Badussha has set his sights on Hollywood — and he has a specific, seismic role in mind.

“Let’s put it out there, I want to be the first Indian James Bond. Why not?” he tells Deadline in an interview. With the iconic role still wide open as Bond‘s producers continue to sketch out the post-Daniel Craig era, there’s no harm in harboring the ambition.

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DNEG Magnate Namit Malhotra On Navigating Hollywood, Success Of ‘The Garfield Movie’ & Controversy Around Employee ‘Loan’ Scheme

EXCLUSIVE: You might not be familiar with Namit Malhotra’s name, but the world certainly knows his work. Malhotra founded Indian production services company Prime Focus Technologies in 1997, and is currently CEO of VFX company DNEG, which has won seven Academy Awards for films such Inception,Interstellar, Blade Runner 2049, and Dune. Hailing from a filmmaking family in India’s Mumbai, Malhotra holds immense influence in both Hollywood and Bollywood, where he is currently in production on Nitesh

‘One Day’ Star Ambika Mod On Her Crazy Year, How Comedy Has Helped Her Career & Details Of Her Upcoming ‘Playdate’

Ambika Mod is not prepared to be a footnote in 2024. After hustling through improv and a breakout turn in BBC miniseries This Is Going to Hurt, this year saw her biggest hit yet — the lead role of Emma Morley in Netflix’s adaptation of David Nicholls’ novel One Day. Paired with Leo Woodall’s Dexter Mayhew, Mod sensitively plays Emma’s loves, wins and failures over 20 years. As a twenty-something figuring out her place in the world, Mod’s own journey has overlapped with Emma’s more than once. Her

‘Kalki 2898 AD’: Inside The Prabhas-Starring Sci-Fi Epic That Is One Of India’s Most Expensive Movies Of All Time

EXCLUSIVE: “I’m not so good at this part, you know,” Indian megastar Prabhas tells Deadline on the set of upcoming mythological sci-fi movie Kalki 2898 AD.

He is referring to his inability to push his work “into the international level,” but this might all be about to change. For Deadline is speaking to Prabhas in the late evening about a movie which, at a reported budget topping 600 crore rupees ($72M), is estimated to be one of the most expensive Indian movies ever made, potentially the most.

Somali Director Mo Harawe Talks History-Making Cannes Title ‘The Village Next To Paradise’: “For 70% Of The Crew, It Was First Time On A Film Set”

Mo Harawe makes history this Cannes Film Festival with debut feature The Village Next To Paradise, which is world premiering in Un Certain Regard as the first Somalian title to make it into Official Selection across the festival’s 77 editions.

Born in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, Harawe moved to Austria to study film when he was 18 years old.

The Village Next to Paradise follows hard-hitting shorts Life on the Horn, about toxic waste landing on the Somali coast, and Will My Parents Come to

"There's Where I Find Solace" Eric Nam Interviewed | Features

Contrary to most K-pop interviews, there are no PR executives watchfully monitoring this Zoom. There is only Eric Nam, frantically trying to find a bench in the streets of New Zealand. Nam has just landed in the country after a whirlwind outing in Europe as part of his House on a Hill tour, which included shaking the rafters at a packed Eventim Apollo in London. “This is the last stop on the tour, so I’m gonna have a few days off and then I’m going to be in Korea doing a bunch of shoots, and the

‘The Goat Life’: Look No Further Than Director Blessy’s ‘Life Of Pi’-Like Epic For Proof That Indian Cinema Is So Much More Than Bollywood

Welcome to Global Breakouts, Deadline’s fortnightly strand in which we shine a spotlight on the TV shows and films making noise in their local territories. The industry is as globalized as it’s ever been, but breakout hits are appearing in pockets of the world all the time and it can be hard to keep track. So we’re going to do the hard work for you.

For this edition, we’re looking at India – but no, not Bollywood. India’s regional film industries are thriving, especially those in its Southern r

‘Monkey Man’ Star Sobhita Dhulipala On Being “Accountable” As An Actor & How Dev Patel’s Directorial Debut Changed Her Life

“I’ve felt that being called ‘niche’ is a compliment, actually,” Monkey Man star Sobhita Dhulipala tells Deadline.

It is nighttime in India when we catch up with the star, and we are discussing a recent profile that dubbed her a “niche Indian actress.”

“In India, there’s the conventional idea of a mainstream commercial film star where they love you because you entertain and give them escape, but you’re not really accountable as an actor to stand for anything,” she explains. “I guess my expecta

Disney+’s ‘Shardlake’ Star Opens Up About Disability Representation In TV

The star of Disney+‘s Shardlake has addressed having a different disability to the character he portrays in the C.J. Sansom adaptation, which launches today.

Arthur Hughes, who was the first person with a disability to portray Richard III for the Royal Shakespeare Company, stressed that Shardlake was always going to have a disabled lead – whether him or another actor – coming as debate rages over authentic representation in TV and film.

Hughes has radial dysplasia in his right arm, while the t

‘Bridgerton’ Star Charithra Chandran Calls Out Entertainment Industry Mentality That Pits People Of Color Against Each Other

EXCLUSIVE: Charithra Chandran, who broke out playing Edwina Sharma in Netflix’s smash regal series Bridgerton, has spoken out against an entertainment industry mentality that she feels pits people of color against each other.

Chandran, who was speaking to Deadline in the days before her debut West End play wraps, said she has “never pictured myself as a role model” but “a lot of young girls follow me on social media, so I do feel a sense of responsibility.”

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Sid Sriram, The First South Indian Artist To Perform At Coachella, Discusses The “Beautiful Blur” Of Playing The Fest & Being Discovered By A. R. Rahman

EXCLUSIVE: Thirteen years ago, a young Sidharth Sriram promised himself that the first time he would attend Coachella would be the first time he performed.

Last weekend, that dream came true. Sriram, who has sung more than 250 songs on Indian productions, is now 33 and has in the past few days become the first South Indian artist to perform at the world-renowned festival, which takes place across two weekends in the Colorado Desert. He played his second set yesterday and is featuring on a bill

UK Asian Film Festival Unveils Lineup With Shabana Azmi & Karisma Kapoor Set To Be Feted

EXCLUSIVE: The world premiere of Rumana Molla’s Indo-Belgian film Minimum and the UK premiere of Indian actor Anshuman Jha’s directorial debut Lord Curzon Ki Haveli will be on show at this year’s UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF).

Prominent figures including actors Shabana Azmi and Karisma Kapoor will be feted for their roles in Indian cinema at the annual event.

UKAFF, which says it is the longest running South Asian film festival in the world, will run its 26th edition from May 2 to 12 in venue

‘Defiance’ Director Talks Generational Differences, Today’s Politicians & How “Brave People Had To Literally Fight Fascists In The Street”

EXCLUSIVE: The director of Riz Ahmed and Rogan Productions’ Channel 4 series Defiance: Fighting the Far Right has opened up about how the show spotlights generational differences within the British Asian community.

Defiance, which launched earlier this week to positive reviews, shines a stark light on the violent struggles of the British Asian community in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, and is told over three hours of interviews and archival footage.

Satiyesh Manoharajah tells Deadline that the show

Canadian-British Kids Series ‘Gangnam Project’ Explores Universal Themes Of Cultural Belonging Via The Phenomenon That Is K-Pop

Welcome to Global Breakouts, Deadline’s fortnightly strand in which we shine a spotlight on the TV shows and films making noise in their local territories. The industry is as globalized as it’s ever been, but breakout hits are appearing in pockets of the world all the time and it can be hard to keep track. So we’re going to do the hard work for you.

Today’s pick, Gangnam Project, comes to you from Canada and the UK, where it airs on CBC and the BBC. Gangnam Project taps into universal themes of

UK Freelancer Body Coalition For Change Unveils Trio Of Committee Members

Pan-industry group Coalition for Change, which fights for better working conditions for the UK TV freelance community, has unveiled a trio of committee members.

Alongside chair and founder Adeel Amini, executive producer Michelle Woods, series producer/series editor Dominic Pisani and development executive Chiara Bellati will work towards executing the Coalition’s overall aims, while relaunching and embedding its Freelance Charter. The members will also serve on the committee of Amini’s freelan

CCH Pounder & ‘Selma’ Producer Paul Garnes To Attend First Cross Continental International Co-production Forum In Barbados

Avatar actress CCH Pounder and Academy Award-nominated producer Paul Garnes will attend the inaugural Cross Continental International Co-production Forum (CCF) in Barbados.

They’ll join media executives and high level producers from Canada, the UK, South Africa and several Caribbean countries at the event, which aims to encourage collaboration, business development, and co-productions.

Pounder and Garnes will add some heavyweight fire power to proceedings. Known for roles in the likes of ER, N

Chris McCausland & Lee Mack Set For Sky Festive Special; Mediapro Studio Gets ‘Quiet’ In Cannes; Banijay Ups Comms Chief; Mario Van Peebles Docuseries ‘The Beat Goes On’ Anchors “Impact” Campaign; Hen

British comedians Chris McCausland and Lee Mack will front Sky festive special Bad Tidings, about two perpetually feuding neighbors in Northern England who become unlikely heroes after saving their street from notorious burglars with wacky booby traps and British banter. Laurence Rickard & Martha Howe-Douglas (Ghosts, Horrible Histories) are writing, with production commencing this month at Sky Studios Elstree. Also cast are Rebekah Staton, Sarah Alexander, Ben Crompton, Emily Coates, Josiah Elo

On 'Killin' It,' K-Pop's P1Harmony Prove They're The Heroes We've Been Waiting For | GRAMMY.com

K-pop group P1Harmony did not start with the odds in their favor. They debuted months into a global pandemic, without the resources of a huge company, at a time when live performances were nil. But the scrappy sextet persevered, and have now released six EPs, embarked on two tours, and headlined venues in five continents. Formed in 2020, the group's name is an amalgamation of "plus," "one," and "harmony," meaning members Keeho, Jiung, Intak, Theo, Jongseob and Soul can achieve endless harmonious

‘I saw fan-made compilations. It blew my mind’: the music producer who found accidental K-pop fame

The Middle-Eastern guitar melody in Blackpink’s How You Like That. The whistle at the very beginning of S-Class by Stray Kids. The sax melodies in Money and Lalisa by Lisa. The crowd chants at the beginning of Seventeen’s Super. Each of these sounds, instantly familiar to fans of K-pop, came not from the Korean genre’s raft of super-producers but from one man, thousands of miles away.

Very few people associate Niles Hollowell-Dhar with K-pop. Currently working under the mononym Kshmr, he first
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