Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Putin in video: Stop this war

By Associated Press Film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger told Russians in a video posted on social media Thursday they’re being lied to about the war in Ukraine and accused President Vladimir Putin of sacrificing Russian soldiers’ lives for his own ambitions. Schwarzenegger is hugely popular in Russia, and apparently also with Putin. The President of Russia

Dwayne Johnson Credits Females In His Life For Shaping Him

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Dwayne Johnson’s two younger daughters, Jasmine and Tiana, love to play a game where they make him close his eyes. They go into the kitchen and dump ingredients into a bowl. “They’re getting flour and water and I can hear, ‘Where’s the oil?’ and I know what’s coming,” said Johnson. He

‘Blind Ambition’: The Zimbabwean refugee sommeliers who made history in France

By “I didn’t like it.” You wouldn’t expect an award-winning sommelier to say this about their first taste of wine. But Joseph Dhafana still remembers the bitter, acidic burn of his initial sip – he was in his twenties and not a fan. At age 23, Tinashe Nyamudoka thought his introduction to red wine was deeply unpleasant, too.

Slain cinematographer’s husband angry Baldwin deflects blame

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: The husband of a cinematographer shot and killed on the set of the film “Rust” says it’s “absurd” that Alec Baldwin believes he’s not to blame for the shooting and he was “so angry” when Baldwin didn’t accept responsibility. The remarks made in excerpts released Wednesday from an interview with the

CANADA: Matamba To Make Film Celebrating Black Stories After Grant Award

By TAFADZWA Matamba often recalls his upbringing in rural Zimbabwe. From the lively Mbira music to the learnings from his farming family, he carries stories from home wherever he goes. “I came to Canada as a storyteller,” Tafadzwa says. He’s been working to share those stories with the Cowichan Valley community for about a

UK: Zim-born Regé-Jean Page leaves Bridgerton for Paradise

Taking Page from ‘Paradise’ We loved “Bridgerton” with English actor, age 34, Regé-Jean Page. We may love more of “Bridgerton” but it’s without English actor, age 34, Regé-Jean Page. Too gorgeous to be upstaged by bare bosoms and long drawers, he’ll now flash his handsome bones and voice on a TV documentary. “Surviving Paradise: A Family

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Chioma Umeala Achieves International Acting Dream, Cast In Woman King

By Paidashe Mandivengerei BET Africa’s ISONO actress Chioma Umeala has become the latest South African actress cast in American epic historical film, The Woman King. Umeala who has always hoped to be an international acting star joins Thuso Mbedu, Zozi Tunzi and Makgotso Monyemorathoe who are starring in the film currently in production in South Africa. She is

Newton Blames Politics As Chamisa Documentary ‘Rejected’ By London Film Festival; Organisers Say Selections Based On Merit

By HOLLYWOOD star Thandiwe Newton wants to know why the BFI London Film Festival did not accept “President,” the award-winning documentary she produced about the 2018 Zimbabwe presidential election. The Camilla Nielsson-directed film chronicles young presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa’s unsuccessful bid to unseat Pres. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country’s former vice president who staged a military coup that

Netflix Commits US$1m To Back SADC’s Young Film-Making Talent

By Agencies STREAMING GIANT Netflix has pledged to support film and TV students in Africa with a $1 million fund. The Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund will cover the tuition, housing and living expenses of  selected students who have been accepted onto television and film courses this academic year. The fund is part of Netflix’s

Carl Joshua Ncube, Ammara Brown Feature In New Romantic Movie

By Paidashe Mandivengerei FILM production companies, Invision Studios, and GetSetSkill have roped in some of South Africa and Zimbabwe’s finest entertainment names in a new romantic comedy feature movie, Just Say Hello. The shooting of the film is currently underway in Zimbabwe. The new movie, which is currently under production stars Generations: The Legacy actress, Chiedza Mhende, comedian Carl Joshua

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozi Tunzi Gets Acting Debut In Viola Davis’ ‘The Woman King’

By Paidashe Mandivengerei FORMER Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi has bagged her acting debut in Amercian star studded historical film, The Woman King. Tunzi announced she will soon be heading to the epic movie’s set joining fellow South African actresses, Thuso Mbedu and Makgotso Monyemorathoe. She took to her Twitter revealing that acting is a ‘completely

 Zim Actor Receives Kenyan Award Nomination

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN actor, Shaun Mundawarara has been nominated for The Kenya Theatre Awards in the Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Lead Role (Musical) category. The nomination recognises Mundawarara’s performance as the protagonist in the Kenyan musical play, Subira, A New Musical. Winners will be crowned at a ceremony to be

NAMA Preparations Gain Momentum

By Paidashe Mandivengerei NATIONAL Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has commenced the adjudication process for artwork submitted for the prestigious National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA). The annual awards ceremony has been set for February 26. A total of 1 828 entries (1 020 submitted online and 808 physically) were accepted from Zimbabwean citizens and those

Mihlali Ndamase Lands Showmax Movie Role

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POPULAR South African vlogger and beauty influencer, Mihlali Ndamase has bagged a role in the recently premiered Showmax movie, Boxing Day. The multilingual drama released on December 26 was directed by Black Brain Films co-founder, Mandla N. Boxing Day stars award winning actors Zola Nombona, Hamilton Dlamini and Sthandiwe Kgoroge. The movie

Nelson Chamisa at a July 2018 rally in Mutare

Chamisa’s ‘President’ Film Shortlisted For Oscar Award

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AWARD-WINNING film ‘President’ by filmmaker, Camilla Nielsson which follows opposition MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa and chronicles the ‘rigged’ 2018 presidential elections has been shortlisted for an Oscar Award. In ‘President’ executively produced by British Zimbabwean actress, Thandiwe Newton the audience are given a comprehensive insight into the 2018 elections. The documentary

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King Kandoro Returns To Zim With ‘Prodigal Son Tour’

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UNITED Kingdom-based comedian, King Kandoro born, Mukudzei Kandoro, is set to return to Zimbabwe during the festivities with a stand up comedy tour dubbed ‘The Prodigal Son Tour’. The Prodigal Son is King Kandoro’s debut comedy tour and will take place in cities including Harare and Bulawayo. Dates released so far are December 22

Coalitions Tackle GBV Through Film Series

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL organisations, the Institute for Young Women Development (IYWD), Just Associates, Zimbabwe Coalition of Debt and Development (ZIMCODD), Southern Africa Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST), will commemorate 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with a movie series. The movie series is titled; ‘Ndafunga Kure’. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an

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Bulawayo Filmmakers To Premiere Action Thriller

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LOCAL movie production company, Dream Made Films in association with Rodney Films and Afro Jam studios are set to premiere an action-packed thriller, Veza The Unfolding at a red carpet affair in Bulawayo. The movie shot in the City of Kings follows the story of a young investigator, Mxolisi Moyo played by

Bustop actors (from left) Sharon ‘Maggie’ Chideu, Samantha ‘Gonyeti’ Kureya, , and Dereck ‘DRC’ Nziyakwi.

Bustop TV Airs Covid Radio Drama

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  LOCAL youth-run creatives organisation, Bustop TV has introduced a radio drama ‘Dzihwa Mupengo’ with the first episode having aired Tuesday on Radio Zimbabwe. The title of the radio drama; ‘Dzihwa Mupengo’ loosely translates to Covid-19, aptly bringing out the purpose of the drama to debunk myths surrounding the coronavirus and provide citizens with