Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement “The story of Sunny Leone is fascinating because it touches on so many relevant and conflicting themes,” says Director Dilip Mehta. “On one hand it’s an immigrant story – but a story unlike any other. At the same time, it’s a reflection of how in India, culture, and religion continue to be a source of conflict with the ‘Western’ way of life”.MOSTLY SUNNY is a candid portrait of Karenjit Kaur Vaura, born into an immigrant Sikh family and raised in Sarnia, Ont. After the family moved to Orange County, California, Vaura adopted the name Sunny Leone and embarked on a wildly successful career in adult films. The documentary traces Sunny Leone’s remarkable career arc from porn star to Bollywood actress. Shunned by the Indian community in her Ontario hometown, Sunny Leone has reinvented herself in mainstream popular cinema in India where she’s adored by millions of men and women who love her despite of – or because of – her history as a porn star.Commissioned by Bell Media’s The Movie Network, MOSTLY SUNNY is produced by Ballinran Entertainment in association with Hamilton-Mehta Productions with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit program, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Mongrel Media is the film’s international sales agent. David Hamilton and Craig Thompson are executive producers. Dilip Mehta is the director. Deepa Mehta (Anatomy of Violence serves as the creative consultant and shares the co-writer credit along with Dilip Mehta and Craig Thompson. Decebal Dascau is the editor and Dilip Mehta is the director of photography. For Bell Media, production executives are Kathleen Meek and Tina Apostolopoulos . Robin Johnston is Director, Factual and Original Programming, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. TORONTO (April 17, 2017) – HBO Canada presents an intimate window into the life of Sarnia, Ontario’s own Sunny Leone (formerly Karenjit Kaur Vohra), a polarizing figure whose unconventional career trajectory from adult entertainment to Bollywood cinema has earned her fame and fortune (and no shortage of criticism). An Original TMN Documentary, MOSTLY SUNNY premieres Monday, April 24 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO Canada. Following its television premiere on HBO Canada, the documentary will be available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand.
Danielle Rochette APTN NewsAn Innu singer form Maliotenam made her dreams come true this week in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Que.Kathia Rock gathered authors, composers and performers from different nations for five days of musical collaboration“My dream was to bring together a number of Quebec artists and have them sing in the other’s language because I want to make Aboriginal languages heard in Quebec. How to bring art to the same level as those of Quebecers and Canadians,” said Rock, coordinator of the Mamuitum Project.Beatrice Deer, a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winner from Quaqtaq, was paired with two Quebecois artists.“It is a great experience for me. I have never written music in French so I am exploring that and I am having fun with it,” said Deer.“It is inspiring to be exposed to a lot of artists who have been in the scene for a long time and we are all getting inspired by each other’s stories.”As for Rock, she has high expectation about the project.“I’m dreaming that the festivals are taking this show, I’m already in talks with some of them and maybe an album,” she said. “It has to travel and not only in Canada. I want it to go everywhere because it is the language of the earth.”firstname.lastname@example.org read more
TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Oct 2014 – The Trial without jury repeal bill will be up for debate in the House of Assembly this morning when members convene in the Capital Grand Turk. This issue has been hotly rowed about in the public domain, contested in court and labelled ‘unconstitutional’ as the Constitutional Review Committee meetings moved through the islands… it will be presented by the Governor’s appointed member. We may also get to hear today, some Opposition questions answered… there is one about so called changes in qualifications for teachers by the Ministry of Education. Another question is aimed at new UWI relationship with the Turks and Caicos and how much is being spent comparatively to college students’ tuition fees in the US and a call for procedures on cold cases, in particular unsolved murders, to be explained by the country’s Attorney General. Members begin their session at 10am. Related Items:house of assembly, trial without jury Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m read more
The publishing revenue drop is attributed to lower advertising revenues across print and digital. The bulk of the $51 million operating loss was a $44 million non-cash goodwill write-down, says the company. Excluding the write-down, the loss is still double that of 3Q 2011. The reduction in print and the reported layoffs associated with it will save the company approximately $33 million to $35 million in annual operating expenses. Merchandising revenues increased by 7 percent to $13 million for the quarter. The company’s third segment, broadcasting, dipped significantly in revenue from $6.6 million to $2.7 million, signaling its move away from a daily live television format. That change, however, resulted in improved income of $300,000 in the quarter versus a $1.3 million loss last year.Total company revenues were down 16.5 percent for the quarter and the operating loss was $51 million. The publishing segment may be Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s biggest revenue source, but in the third quarter it continued to be the heaviest drag on income. Publishing revenues were down 17 percent for the quarter to $27.5 million and the group recorded a $51 million operating loss, compared to a $3.5 million loss in 3Q 2011.”Our performance in the quarter was in line with our expectations but not our ambitions for the company,” said MSLO president and CEO Lisa Gersh in a statement. The financials come on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that the company is dramatically scaling back Everyday Food from a 10-times per year frequency to a 5-times supplement to Martha Stewart Living. Whole Living has been put on the block and if there is no buyer the company will fold the title. read more
Tags Share your voice 1 Tech Industry Security Facebook may soon agree to 20 years of oversight of its privacy policies and practices by the US government, Reuters reported Monday.An investigation by the Federal Trade Commission is trying to determine whether Facebook’s actions violated a 2011 agreement with the government in which it pledged to keep user data private. Facebook has said it didn’t violate the consent decree.Under the agreement, Facebook agreed to get permission from users before sharing their data with third parties. In addition, the tech giant is required to have a third party conduct audits every two years for 20 years to ensure the program is effective.The consumer watchdog began investigating Facebook after revelations surfaced last year that UK consultancy Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of as many as 87 million users without their permission. The social media giant and the consumer protection agency have reportedly been in discussions for months to settle the investigation. Facebook said last month that it had set aside $3 billion to cover possible expenses for a possible fine related to the ongoing investigation.The as-yet-unannounced FTC fine, which Facebook said could be as high as $5 billion, would be the largest ever against a US tech company. The FTC’s previous record-setting fine against a tech company for breaking a privacy agreement was against Google in 2012 for $22.5 million.A settlement announcement could be a month away, a source told Reuters.Facebook and the FTC declined to comment. Comment Privacy Facebook FTC read more
$999 Sprint Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sarah Tew/CNET The Cheapskate See It Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 Apple iPhone XS $299 at Amazon Mobile Read Lenovo Smart Clock review CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Angela Lang/CNET Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Read the Rylo camera preview DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review Best Buy DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Comments $999 Boost Mobile Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Piracy is costing the entertainment industry a lot of money. James Martin/CNET Piracy doesn’t just affect the US entertainment industry, says a new government study. It’s capping the industry’s earning potential while also hurting the economy. Global digital piracy costs the US film and TV industry at least an estimated $29.2 billion and as much as $71 billion annually, according to a new study from the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center on Tuesday. That represents a revenue reduction of 11% to 24%. The study also says 230,000 to 560,000 jobs were lost because of piracy, which in turn resulted in the US GDP taking a hit of $47.5 billion to as much as $115.3 billion in 2017. “Digital video piracy results in significant losses to the US economy, harming businesses ranging from content production firms to the innovative technology companies that are driving the digital distribution revolution,” David Hirschmann, CEO of GIPC, said in the study. “While there is no single solution, global collaboration among industries and governments to educate consumers of the dangers of piracy, coupled with the expansion of legal options in cases of infringement, is necessary to curb these negative effects.”The methodology for the study used estimates based on the number of digitally pirated movies and TV episodes, the market value of that content and how much of that content would have been purchased. The biggest culprit of piracy is online streaming, which accounts for more than 80% of pirated content, according to the study. 2 Comments An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Chris Monroe/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) piracy,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Turo Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See it Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $210 at Best Buy Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) See at Amazon Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Tags Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Share your voice See at Turo $520 at HP Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $155 at Google Express Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $6 at Tidal Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Rylo 7 See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $60 at Best Buy $999 Amazon read more
New York Attorney General Letitia James sued to block the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly in talks with states to gain their support for the Sprint merger with T-Mobile. The talks include attorneys general of states that didn’t join the antitrust lawsuit to block the merger last month, The Wall Street Journal said citing sources.Led by New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a group of 10 state attorneys general in June sued to block the two carriers from merging.Also joining were attorneys general from Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Connecticut, Virginia and Wisconsin, who said the transaction would “deprive consumers of the benefits of competition and drive up prices for cellphone services.” The T-Mobile-Sprint deal may close soon: Here’s what you need to know Dish agrees to $5B deal for T-Mobile and Sprint’s wireless assets, reports say Charter never heard back from DOJ about buying T-Mobile and Sprint assets, report says 0 T-Mobile and Sprint are nearing a sale of assets expected to include the Boost Mobile prepaid wireless service and wireless spectrum in a move to gain regulatory approval for their $26.5 billion merger. Satellite TV provider Dish is believed to be the frontrunner in the $6 billion asset acquisition, with the deal rumored to be announced this week.Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai green-lighted the merger in May, on the condition that T-Mobile and Sprint divested Boost Mobile as well as requiring them to build out 5G in rural areas and offer wireless home broadband good enough to substitute fixed line service.However, a May Bloomberg report said the DOJ wants T-Mobile and Sprint to form a new wireless carrier. The merger would reduce the number of major carriers from four to three, with Justice Department antitrust chief Makan Delrahim wanting four carriers to remain for more competition, according to Bloomberg.Sprint declined to comment. T-Mobile and the DOJ didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice The Sprint/T-Mobile merger Tags Post a comment T-Mobile, Sprint make $26B deal to merge 1:38 Mobile Phones Legal Sprint T-Mobile read more
2019 TV shows you can’t miss Share your voice Tags Review • Kobo Glo: A worthy Kindle alternative Kobo Glo 0 50 Photos Kimmy Gatewood (top) and Rebekka Johnson in GLOW. Ali Goldstein/Netflix You could say Kimmy Gatewood has been blessed with Hollywood fairy tale magic. It wasn’t until later in life, the actor scored her big break — a role in Netflix’s female wrestling series GLOW, based on the real-life ’80s female wrestlers who came from acting, modelling and dancing backgrounds, to perform Backbreakers, Brainbusters and Chokeslams in lycra on TV.But stripping back the bold makeup and fancy costumes, Gatewood went through the Hollywood grind like anyone else. In that respect, she and her character on the show, hairdresser Stacey Beswick, have a lot in common.Kimmy Gatewood. Amanda Ramon Like Beswick, aka one half of wrestling duo The Beatdown Biddies (two old women whose walking frames provide an advantage in the ring), Gatewood found herself working in Las Vegas, the setting for GLOW’s third season currently out on Netflix.Once upon a time Gatewood drove into Sin City as one third of The Apple Sisters, an improv comedy trio. Unable to afford plane tickets, Gatewood would spend an hour every night on the road, coming to and from gigs. Company came in the form of best friend and fellow Apple Sister Rebekka Johnson. For years Gatewood and Johnson spent hours and hours driving the same road, together.”I’m really excited for when we’re 80, 90 years old, eating cheese cake like the Golden Girls,” Gatewood says.Now, when Gatewood hops into her car, she finds her own face — and beefed-up ’80s hair — beaming back at her from a billboard advertising GLOW. She also sees her best friend Johnson, because show creator Jenji Kohan — the groundbreaking writer and producer of Netflix’s female-led dramatic comedy Orange is The New Black — hired the two as a pair. Or, you might say, a tag team.”We did grinding, pounding the pavement for many years together and remained passionate about comedy, about art the whole time,” Gatewood says. “To be able to share the success together has made it so much sweeter.”The cast of GLOW. Ali Goldstein/Netflix In many ways, Gatewood embodies the spirit of GLOW. Most of the characters are aspiring actresses who take jobs on a brand-new experimental show called Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The pay is low, TV executives could pull the plug at any moment and barely anyone involved actually knows how to wrestle.In GLOW’s third season, the now experienced wrestlers relocate from their dingy training center in Los Angeles to an air-conditioned palace in the City of Lights. Instead of shooting a TV show, they perform live shows on stage every night.”It almost feels like every character this season went through some existential crisis. You’re doing the same show over and over and over again … you start to question yourself,” Gatewood says.The cast of GLOW became a team on and off screen. Ali Goldstein/Netflix Vegas was hard but it allowed Gatewood to hone her performing skills. It was also where she discovered the healing effect of fellow creatives in the same boat. Before GLOW, the car journeys to Vegas passed all the more quickly with Johnson’s company. On the set of GLOW, the 15-strong cast of women form a collaborative, comfortable and supportive team.”Within an hour of meeting each other, we were rolling around on the ground and holding each other and shoving our heads in each other’s armpits,” Gatewood says. “We were told we have to keep each other safe and not drop someone. It was amazing the trust we all had.”We also sang a lot of songs randomly,” she adds.The cast, including Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin, do a Secret Santa every year — a tradition Gatewood says the writers finally incorporated into the show. Outside gift giving, the cast band together to see each other’s films, plays or gigs. Their Instagrams scrapbook it all.A new face in those frames is Geena Davis, who plays Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, the Vegas hotel’s entertainment director. “For her to want to be on our show really elevated everyone’s game,” Gatewood says. “She’s a living legend.”Geena Davis. Ali Goldstein/Netflix Gatewood offers a Davis tidbit that needs to go on the show’s Imdb trivia page. “In episode 9, that was 100% [Davis’] idea was to get into a showgirl costume,” Gatewood says. “You never see women of a certain age singing in a skimpy outfit, doing something sexualized. It was her idea that she brought to the table and the creators were like heck yes, we’ll put you Geena Davis in a sparkly showgirl outfit.”Davis’ famous role in 1991’s female buddy road film Thelma & Louise springs to mind when looking at Gatewood and Johnson’s own journey. A two-decade long journey as friends and collaborators through the entertainment industry, which saw Gatewood nab directing gigs including an episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for show creator and star Rachel Bloom, who Gatewood has since directed music videos for.Along with acting and motherhood, Gatewood’s got a busy schedule ahead. She’s directing an episode of The Baby-Sitters Club for Netflix, her short comedy called Consent is hitting select theaters, and come October she’s launching a podcast called Mother of all Shows (which takes an anthropological look at motherhood).But everything could so easily have fallen apart.Before GLOW, Gatewood reached a point where she was ready to quit acting and take on a job executive producing a podcast network. Then she saw an email with “Jenji Kohan” in the subject line and then she saw that she could audition with her best friend.”It was a crazy moment. I was going to get on a plane and accept a job doing not acting … If I could go back and tell myself, all those years grinding it out, ‘Just go for it,’ maybe it would have been a different experience.”Gatewood, who actually watched the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling when it was on TV in the ’80s, is more than happy to have one “awesome” job in her lifetime, especially one with a diverse, collaborative female ensemble.”When you see a billboard with your face on it, you’re like, ‘I did it.'” Post a comment TV and Movies read more