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Jennifer Lopez Stripper Film ‘Hustlers’ Banned In Malaysia

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A film about scheming strippers starring Jennifer Lopez has been banned in Malaysia because of its “excessive obscene content”.

The country’s film censorship board said Hustlers’ naked breasts, erotic dances and scenes featuring drugs made it “not suitable for public screening”.

Square Box Pictures, the company distributing Hustlers in Malaysia, confirmed the ban on social media.

The film is currently riding high in both the US and UK box office charts.

Pole dancing in film role ‘hardest thing’ for J Lo
In Hustlers, a group of exotic dancers set out to fleece their wealthy clients.

The film, which also stars Constance Wu and Julia Stiles alongside Lizzo and Cardi B in smaller roles, is based on a true story and was inspired by a New York Magazine article that went viral in 2015.

The BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) gave the film a 15 certificate due to its “sexualised nudity, strong sex references, language [and] drug misuse”.

Earlier this year gay sex scenes in Rocketman were censored in Malaysia ahead of the Elton John biopic’s release there.

Scenes were also removed from the film in Russia, while it received an outright ban in Egypt, Samoa and the Cook Islands.

Source: BBC News

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Actor Umar Krupp nominated for NELAS Awards 2019.

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Ghanaian Actor / Movie Producer Umar Krupp has been nominated as best African producer for Nollywood Entertainment and Leadership Awards (NELAS) 2019 in London, United Kingdom (UK).

The youngest movie legend was nominated for producing the movie titled ‘Accra hustlers’.

The nomination which was released early October Saw some media personalities and movie producers like Eddie Nartey, Judith Audu, Kwame Damptey, and others competing with Umar Krupp.

Umar Krupp is one of the best actors in Ghana, very talented in acting, starring and producing great movies like John 3:16, Babani, 18 and more.

The Actor who is hoping to win his category in (NELAS) has gained so many nominations both local and international awards for his unique style of acting and productivity in the movie industry.

NELAS promotes, recognizes and rewards individuals and groups who are working hard in the movie industry in the United Kingdom.

(Source: beeniewords)

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PRINCESS TYRA: “Kofi Adjorlolo Asked The Producer To Replace Me. – Yvonne Nelson.

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In the stage of needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with the flamboyant stage of her acting career, Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur, Yvonne Nelson has revealed that, veteran Ghanaian actor, Kofi Adjorlolo petitioned the director and producer to get a new cast that will be of perfect quality for Ghanaian Nigerian drama film; Princess Tyra.

According to the then Level 100 student at the Central University College, the producer for the 2007 Ghanaian-Nigerian drama, Abdul Salam Mumuni and director, Frank Rajah Arase entrusted her with the lead cast role in the movie, but contrary, her experience on set as a budding actress wasn't encouraging, and was yielding no result. This she explained, got Kofi Adjorlolo angry and requested for her replacement.

Princess Tyra is a 2007 Ghanaian Nigerian drama film directed by Frank Rajah Arase, and starring Jackie Aygemang, Van Vicker & Yvonne Nelson. The film received 12 nominations and won 2 awards at the 2008 Africa Movie Academy Awards, including the awards for Best Costume & Best Makeup. Nollywood Reinvented gave it a 4 out of 5 rating concluding that "Say what you may against the movie, you can not deny, however, that it was an interesting story".

Narrating the difficulties encountered as a sensational character in an Instagram post sighted by www.georgebritton.com, former Miss Ghana contestant, revealed that, she was invited and handed the script to the movie, by the producer, Abdul Salam to commence shooting without any thorough coaching. According to her, she had no experience to help the crew achieve a successful shoot, a day she revealed was embarrassing, and humiliating.

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She revealed that, the pressure encountered as at 2007 when she was just level 100 student interfered in her academics, explaining that, she lost concentration in class, making her assignment presentations unsatisfactory. However, she stated that, she didn't give up on her career despite the hostile or difficulties encountered. According to her, she was focused and determined, as knows success awaits her.

Yvonne Nelson urged Ghanaians to trust the process and protocols of life, because the toil will definitely pay off. She added if you are going through tough times, or under any kind of pressure, just know you’re going to look back and thank those days because most blessings come from (uncertainties,dark days, disappointments, closed doors, heartbreaks etc).

Yvonne Nelson (born November 12, 1985) is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and entrepreneur. She has starred in several movies, including House of Gold (2013), Any Other Monday, In April, and Swings. Nelson, a former Miss Ghana contestant, bust onto the movie scene with big-screen roles in Princess Tyra and Playboy.

She delved into movie production in 2011. Her first production was the movie, The Price, which was released that year. She also produced Single and Married in 2012 and House of Gold in 2013. The latter won Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards.

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“Desperate Actresses Give Sex To Get The Lead Role. – Vicky Zugah

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Actress Vicky Zugah has revealed that most up and coming actresses, who are very desperate to get to the top, easily give in to sexual advances from movie producers and directors.

The actress noted that the phenomenon of sex for roles is a growing canker in the movie industry and producers are using that to take advantage of young actresses.

Speaking in an interview with Naa Ashorkor on Showbiz A-Z on Joy FM Saturday, Vicky noted the issue is on the rise and it is absolutely strange if a director does not ask an actress for sex for a role.

“Sex for roles in the movie industry is very real. I won’t lie about. It’s happened, it’s happening and it will happen again tomorrow and it’s normal,” she said. 

The ‘My Darling Princess’ actress explained that, “If you are a woman and you are in the industry and no one is asking you out like a producer, a director or someone who is in charge isn’t asking you for sex then there is something wrong with you, this is what I think because men are attracted to what they see. If you are a fine girl, they will definitely ask you for something.”

She revealed that “Some [up and coming actresses] who are very desperate, they like to get to the top in a minute so they give it out to get what they want so it’s very real.”

With over a decade’s experience in the movie industry, Vicky Zugah disclosed that several directors and producers have demanded sex from her before they give her a role.

Asked if she has ever given in to any of the advances, she responded in the negative and said in “most cases I lose the role.”

The mother of two, however, admitted that she has had sexual relation with a director but not for a role. “He did a lot of jobs without me” because they are some roles that did not fit her.

“You don’t have to necessarily put people in a movie just because you are sleeping with them or you are dating them it’s not right. This one of the reasons the industry is not progressing,” Vicky lamented.

She strongly noted that most big movies feature actresses who have slept with directors or producers and therefore do not deserve their roles.

“You see some people playing a certain kind of role that they don’t fit in,” she stated.

The actress, who also revealed that some directors and producers demand cash for roles, advised up and coming actress that, “if you want to get to the top, work hard.”

She was emphatic that sleeping with directors does not guarantee that they will be cast for a role.

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LION KING; THE GIFT: “They Messed The Music Up. – Elton John Criticizes Movie Soundtracks.

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In a new interview with British GQElton John shared some choice words about this year’s remake of The Lion King, which starred Beyoncé, Donald Glover, and more. “The new version of The Lion King was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up,” he said. After providing songs for the 1994 film, John added, “Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn’t have the same impact. The magic and joy were lost.”

John continued, “The soundtrack hasn’t had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago, when it was the bestselling album of the year,” he said. “The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box-office success.”

In addition to the new film’s standard soundtrack—which featured John’s previous compositions like “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” as well as his new original “Never Too Late”—a companion album, The Lion King: The Gift, was released. It was curated by Beyoncé and featured Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z, Tierra Whack, Childish Gambino, and more.

Read the full interview via British GQ.

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