Washington, Oct 13 (AP/UNB) — First lady Melania Trump says she could be "the most bullied person" in the world, judging by "what people are saying about me."
She made the remark during a television interview in which she promoted her Be Best initiatives, which take on online bullying. Critics have pointed out that her husband, President Donald Trump, routinely mocks people for their looks and for what he says is a lack of talent or intelligence.
"I could say I'm the most bullied person in the world," Mrs. Trump said in the interview segment that aired Thursday on "Good Morning America."
Mrs. Trump said her Be Best campaign is focusing on social media and online behavior in part because of "what people are saying about me."
"We need to educate the children of social emotional behavior so when they grow up ... they know how to deal with those issues," she said.
The first lady also said there are people in the White House whom she and the president can't trust. She didn't name names but said she let her husband know about them.
"Well," she said, "some people, they don't work there anymore."
Asked if some untrustworthy people still work in the White House, she said, "Yes."
The Trump administration has dealt with an anonymous senior official's newspaper op-ed column critical of the Republican president and with numerous staff departures. This week, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced she's leaving at the end of the year.
The president, in an interview Thursday with "Fox & Friends," was asked about why people he and his wife don't trust are still in his administration.
"I didn't know people in Washington, and now I know everybody," he said. "I know some that I wish I didn't know."
He said he has "great people right now working."
"Are there some that I'm not in love with? Yes," Trump said. "And we'll weed them out slowly but surely."
Mrs. Trump's full interview, conducted on her recent trip to Africa, is set to air Friday night on ABC.
Dhaka, Oct 11 (UNB) - A 5-day film festival titled 'Dhaka Korean Film Festival 2018' begins here in the city on Friday.
The opening ceremony of the film festival, to be hosted by South Korean Embassy in Dhaka, will be held at 4pm at Bangladesh National Museum in the city.
South Korean Ambassador-designate in Dhaka Hu Kang-il will attend the opening ceremony which will be followed by the premier of opening film ‘The Admiral’.
This year’s opening film ‘The Admiral’ is the most watched and highest grossing domestic film of all time in Korea.
Including the opening film, four of eight movies presented for this year’s film festival are ranked among 10 highest-grossing films in Korea.
The eight films are - The Admiral (opening film), A Taxi Driver, Train to Busan, Veteran, I Can Speak, Finding Mr. Destiny, Midnight Runners, The King of Jokgu and The Tower.
Genres ranging from comedy and drama to crime and action, the movies well represent Korea’s history, society and culture, said the South Korean Embassy in Dhaka.
The film festival is open to all and is free of charge.
Dhaka, Oct 10 (UNB) – An eight-day Bangladesh-India food festival began at a restaurant in Mumbai, India on Tuesday showcasing various delicious food items from the two countries.
Hilsa-polao of Bangladeshi culinary expert Nayana Afroz was the main attraction on the opening day of the festival which will continue till October 16 at Mustard Restaurant there.
Besides, different foods like Dhaka’s traditional items tehri, prawn fry, pitha (sweet cakes), halua and fruit-sandesh (sweetmeat made of fruits) are exhibited in the festival.
Mustard Restaurant’s owner Punam Singha, West Bengal’s culinary expert Pritha Sen, Bangladeshi culinary expert and officials from Bangladesh Deputy High Commission at Mumbai were present at the opening ceremony.
Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner in Mumbai Md Lutfur Rahman thanked all those who are involved in the arrangement of the festival and wished its success, said a press release.
New York, Oct 9 (AP/UNB) — Arnold Kopelson, a versatile film producer whose credits ranged from the raunchy teen smash "Porky's" to the Holocaust drama "Triumph of the Spirit" to the Oscar-winning "Platoon," died Monday. He was 83.
Family spokesman Jeff Sanderson told The Associated Press that Kopelson died of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He is survived by his wife and business partner, Anne Kopelson, and by three children.
On Twitter, fellow director William Friedkin mourned his passing, and Joan Collins posted a picture of her with Kopelson and called him "a great friend, a brilliant producer and a fabulous dinner companion."
A New York City native and graduate of New York Law School, Kopelson broke into show business as an entertainment and banking attorney and began producing films in the late 1970s. A notable and very profitable project was "Porky's," the low-budget and lowbrow comedy made in Canada after Hollywood shunned it that went on to make more than $100 million.
Kopelson would eventually aim higher. Director-screenwriter Oliver Stone had tried for years to get financing for "Platoon," the Vietnam War drama based on his own time in the military. A 1984 deal with producer Dino De Laurentiis fell through and led to legal action.
Kopelson stepped in, and Stone was able to make "Platoon" after a tumultuous production in the Philippines in early 1986, during the time the country's longtime president, the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was being forced out of power.
"Platoon," which starred Willem Defoe and Tom Berenger, came out in December 1986 and has been cited as the first major feature film about Vietnam directed by a veteran of the war. The film was a box office success and won four Academy Awards, including one for Kopelson for best picture.
Kopelson went on to produce other films, including the cult favorite "Seven"; "Triumph of the Spirit," which starred Defoe as a boxer imprisoned in Auschwitz; "The Fugitive," a best picture nominee in 1994; and "A Perfect Murder."
In recent years, Kopelson served on the CBS board of directors and was in the news this past summer when a video he shot of media mogul Sumner Redstone became part of a lawsuit involving CBS and whether the 95-year-old Redstone was still able to make decisions.
London, Oct 7 (AP/UNB) — Screenwriter Ray Galton, who co-wrote the landmark British comedy series "Hancock's Half Hour" and "Steptoe and Son," has died at 88.
Galton's family said Saturday that he died Friday evening after a "long and heart-breaking battle with dementia."
The London-born Galton was diagnosed with life-threatening tuberculosis as a teenager. In a sanatorium, he met another sick teen, Alan Simpson, and the pair became long-term writing partners.
Manager Tessa Le Bars called them "the fathers and creators of British sitcom."
Galton and Simpson wrote "Hancock's Half Hour" for popular post-war comedian Tony Hancock. Their biggest hit was "Steptoe and Son," a sitcom about father-and-son junk dealers, which ran between 1962 and 1974. Producer Norman Lear adapted it into the U.S. sitcom "Sanford and Son."
Simpson died last year at 87.