Providence, Nov 23 (AP/UNB) — After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Rhode Island, a 19-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Archie is leaving the stage.
Festival Ballet Providence announced this week that its beloved "Nutcracker" dog is retiring.
The ballet says Archie achieved stardom in his annual romp across the Providence Performing Arts Center stage and is ready for the next chapter.
Misha Djuric (JUHR'-itch), the ballet's artistic director and Archie's owner, says Archie is "settling down to a life of luxury and long naps on pillows."
The ballet is holding auditions for the next "Nutcracker" dog. Auditions will take place at the Festival Ballet Providence studios on Hope Street in Providence on Dec. 2.
The ballet says it's looking for a pup with an elegant prance, regal coat of fur and charming smile.
Dhaka, Nov 22 (UNB) - The screening of ‘Zabardast’, an adventure film directed by Jérôme Toran, will be held at ‘Auditorium Nouvelle Vague’ of Alliance Française de Dhaka on Friday.
Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) is association with 'Audree' will arrange the screening at 5 pm.
The story is based on an intimate travel diary of an incredible free ride expedition into the heart of Karakoram Mountain range in the search for one of the most beautiful mountains to ski, Biacherahi, standing tall at 5880 metres.
An adventure is so remote, so high, so committed that a single mistake could be fatal. During the five-week-long expedition, the team went deeper and deeper into the core of one of the most hostile places on planet, pulling sledges with foods and mountaineering gears, tents, solar panels, and camera equipment across gigantic glaciers.
In addition to mountaineering and adventure, this film also portrays the spirit of travelling by showcasing the members' point of view on seeing new country, meeting new people, their culture and lifestyle.
Mountain based adventure community of Bangladesh ‘Audree’ is organising the screening to inspire the young generation on mountaineering and adventure.
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (AP/UNB) — "Spider-Man" star Tom Holland has tasted pumpkin seeds, but never actual pumpkin.
However, all that changed for the British actor during a recent Thanksgiving cooking lesson with "Avengers" co-director Joe Russo and chef Jessica Largey who introduced him to kabocha squash, a delicacy known as Japanese pumpkin.
The exclusive cooking lesson was held at Russo's new restaurant called Simone in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles.
"It's hard that I'm starting with probably the best pumpkin I'll ever have," Holland joked with The Associated Press.
Russo is a co-owner of the restaurant with Largey, a James Beard winner. She whipped up the dish with ingredients involving pumpkin, chanterelle mushrooms, passionfruit and some kale.
"That's so good, the passionfruit as well," Holland said before scooping up another spoonful. "And the kale is crunchy so there's a nice like textural thing."
After the taste test, the 22-year-old Holland told the chef "That was delicious. So, I'll come back tomorrow." The actor said he typically spends Thanksgivings in his native United Kingdom.
Largey gave Holland a few tips on how to make macaroni and cheese, one of the actor's favorite foods. She also said the pumpkin dish is one of Russo's favorite on the restaurant's menu.
Holland said he recently learned about a clever recipe on Instagram that calls for cheese to be placed at the bottom of a mug, then basil, tomato sauce and rigatoni are added, before another layer of cheese.
"You put a plate on, flip it that way and bake it. Then you take it off and you have a pasta pie — it's really good and it's super easy to do and it looks way more impressive than it actually is. That's my go-to."
Holland's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is scheduled for release in July. Russo's next Avengers film is to be released in May.
Washington, Nov 21 (AP/UNB) — An actress who says she had a relationship with Michael Avenatti alleges that he dragged her across the floor of his Los Angeles apartment after an argument over money, according to court documents obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.
Mareli Miniutti wrote in a sworn statement that during the argument, Avenatti shouted expletives at her and told her she was "ungrateful" before he hit her in the face with pillows. She said Avenatti attempted to pull her out of a bed in his guest bedroom and snatched her phone away before she screamed for help.
Avenatti, who was arrested last week on a felony domestic violence charge, called the allegations "completely false." He's scheduled to appear in court next month.
Avenatti, who is mulling a presidential run, is best known as the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, who has said she had an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006, a claim Trump denies. As Daniels' lawyer, Avenatti has pursued the president and those close to him relentlessly for months, taunting Trump in interviews and baiting him and his lawyers in tweets.
Asked about Avenatti's arrest, Trump said Tuesday, "I wish him the best of luck."
In her request for a restraining order against Avenatti, Miniutti said she was wearing only a T-shirt and underpants when he grabbed her by the arm and dragged her out of the bed. The order was granted Monday.
She said she was scratched on her side and leg. Court papers include photographs that appear to show bruises.
Miniutti said she eventually ran back into the bedroom, put on pants and ran to a service elevator, riding to the lobby with Avenatti. A friend picked her up and took her to the friend's home, where she called Los Angeles police.
Avenatti was released on $50,000 bail after his arrest last Wednesday. Prosecutors have not formally filed charges.
Avenatti's lawyers sent a letter to Los Angeles detectives Monday that said he didn't inflict any injuries and had never been physically confrontational with anyone. The letter was provided to the AP by a person familiar with the investigation who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
In a statement, Avenatti said: "There is extensive evidence that demonstrates that these allegations are fabricated, including multiple security cameras. I will be fully vindicated when all of this is said and done."
He has also called for his apartment building to release surveillance video that he says would support his claims, even though the violence described by Miniutti would not have occurred in the building's public areas.
Miniutti said this was the second such incident between her and Avenatti. She said Avenatti in February pushed her out of another apartment they were sharing into a hallway, where she struck her head against a door.
She described Avenatti as "verbally abusive and financially controlling."
Dhaka, Nov 20 (UNB) - Adventure movie in Bangla ‘Hridoyer Rongdhonu’ (Life in Rainbow) has been selected as “View Corner” at Goa Film Bazaar.
Asian Institute of Media and Communication Bangladesh (AIMC) informed that its first Asian Premier will be held on 24th November at QUBE 2 Hall at 2 pm in India tourist city Goa.
Director Producer Razibul Hossain is participating in Film Bazaar along with his film Hridoyer Rongdhonu.
Razibul Hossain said, “After two years of straggling for censorship certificate from Bangladesh Film Censor Board, the film got finally received it on October 23, 2018. We were looking for the long-awaited Screening. As a creative film its must be open to everyone.”
The Asian Institute of Media and Communication - Bangladesh (AIMC) established on the eagerness of new media, virtual reality and convergence communications. It offers short courses, professional trainings, workshops, and dialogs on Film, TV, Photography, New Media and convergence communications. Educations, Research, Practice and mobilize social changes are the key area of AIMC.
On the other hand, Film Bazaar is the largest South Asian film market. It encourages creative and financial collaboration between the South Asian and International film communities.
Created and organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Film Bazaar has evolved into South Asia’s global film market from its humble beginnings in 2007. Every edition witness increased national and international participation. Over the years, films such as Lunch Box, Margarita with a Straw, Chauthi Koot, Qissa, Ship of Theseus, Titli, Court, Anhe Ghode Da Daan, Miss Lovely, Dum Lagake Haisha, Liar’s Dice and Thithi have been through one or more programs of the Bazaar.
Over the course of five days, Film Bazaar becomes the converging point for film buyers and sellers from all over the world. The focus is on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent in filmmaking, production and distribution. The Bazaar also facilitates the sales of world cinema in the South Asian region.
Film Bazaar is organized every year at the Marriott Resort in Goa between 20th and 24th November.