I must confess Ive previously been a little cynical about Toronto international film festival (Tiff) audiences, with their boundless enthusiasm, their jack-in-the-box standing ovations, their need to haul bucket-sized cups of coffee with them everywhere. But gosh, how I miss them this year.
The festival in its much reduced Covid-compliant form is a very different beast. The programme is considerably smaller (50 feature films compared with 333 last year) and less starry: the Hollywood studios, w…
‘Very nice!’: Kazakhstan adopts Borat’s catchphrase in new tourism campaign – The Guardian
An official said the phrase, popularised by Sacha Baron Cohen’s character, sums up the vast tourism potential of the nation in a ‘short, memorable way’
Kazakhstan, the home country of the fictional Borat Sagdiyev, has adopted the brash, moustachioed characters catchphrase Very nice! for a new tourism campaign.
In the recently released Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the fictional journalist depicts his homeland as misogynistic, homophobic and anti-Semitic as he does in the original, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. In the first iteration Borat, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, worried that he would be…
The Lathums: From a sold-out tour to clowning around in a circus – BBC News
The Lathums were meant to be supporting Paul Weller this year – instead they’re playing in a circus.
By Ian YoungsEntertainment & arts reporter
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After tours, festivals and support slots with Paul Weller and Blossoms were wiped off their summer schedule, rising indie band The Lathums raised their spirits by playing their first gig since March alongside clowns in a circus ring.
That’s what The Lathums frontman Alex Moore says was meant to have happened for his band this year.
After finishing a sold-out tour in February, the Wigan group were supposed to be…
Victoria Derbyshire: ‘I’ll break the rule of six if it applies at Christmas’ – BBC News
The BBC presenter says she will break Covid rules so her family of seven can celebrate Christmas.
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Victoria Derbyshire has said she would break the rule of six to enable her family to celebrate Christmas.
The BBC presenter said her family of seven knew the risks and would be “sensible” and buy a thermometer gun.
She told the Radio Times she felt irresponsible for considering it, but thought many others felt the same way.
Derbyshire has a family of four plus her mum, her mum’s partner and her husband’s dad. It is not clear if the rule of six will apply at Christmas.
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