Aquaman 2 Is Happening – Screenwriter is Confirmed

Just a few months after the earth-shattering success of its prequel at the Box Office, Aquaman 2 is already on the cards of its makers.

According to reports coming from various media outlets, David Leslie Johnson – who wrote the first Aquaman movie – has been tapped to write “Aquaman 2” by the movie’s makers.

One thing which still remains unclear is whether James Wan, who served as director on the first Aquaman movie and is currently in talks with Warner Bros for a new deal, will come back for the follow-up.

2018’s Aquaman fared brilliantly at the Box Office, as it raked in more than $1.1 billion worldwide to become one of the most commercially successful films of the year.

However, it isn’t the success of Aquaman – which is DC’s biggest hit since the release of “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012 – which has made Warner Bros’ mind to get for its sequel.

Instead, as fans of “Aquaman” might remember, talks of its sequel were in the air even before the film hit theatres last year.

Consequently, it should be of no surprise to anyone that a sequel is already in the works, even when “Aquaman” continues to be screened at theatres worldwide.

Success of Aquaman

Ever since the release of “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, no other release from a studio other than Universal or Disney was able to rake in more than $1 billion on release.

Apart from bucking this trend – as “Aquaman has already grossed $1.12 billion worldwide” – the movie is the first billion-dollar hit of Warner Bros in the last 6 years.

Much of the credit of the Box-Office success of Aquaman goes to its opening weekend in China, where it earned a studio-record $94 million on the first weekend.

As a result, when compared with other super-hit movies released last year, Aquaman ($1.1 billion) comes 4th behind the likes of Incredibles 2 ($1.243b), Jurassic World 2 ($1.309b), Black Panther ($1.347b) and Avengers: Infinity War ($2.048b)

2019 Grammys: Complete List of Winners [With Tweets]

Missed out on the star-studded ceremony of 61st Grammy Awards? There’s nothing to worry as we have got you covered.

The biggest night of the music – 61st Grammy Awards – was celebrated last night at the Los Angeles’ Staples Center in a ceremony that was filled with music icons from around the globe.

Hosted by Alicia Keys, history was made at the 61st Grammys as the Korean band BTS became the first-ever K-pop group to present at the awards.

Here’s a look back on the complete list of music icons who returned home with a Grammys:

Album of the Year:

Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

Record of the Year:

“This is America,” Childish Gambino

Song of the Year:

“This is America,” Childish Gambino

Best New Artist:

Dua Lipa

Best Rap Album:

Invasion Of Privacy, Cardi B

Best R&B Album:

H.E.R., H.E.R.

Best Country Album:

Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

Best Rap Song:

“God’s Plan,” Drake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Sweetener, Ariana Grande

Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:

Pharrell Williams

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

My Way, Willie Nelson

COUNTRY

Best Country Solo Performance:

“Butterflies,” Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

“Tequila,” Dan & Shay

Best Country Song:

“Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves

HIP-HOP/R&B

Best R&B Performance:

“Best Part,” H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar

Best Traditional R&B Performance (Combined):

“Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand,” Leon Bridges and “How Deep Is Your Love,” PJ Morton featuring Yebba

Best R&B Song:

“Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai

Michelle Obama – We Went For Marriage Counselling to “Fix” Obama

In her recently published memoir “Becoming”, the former First Lady claims that her marriage with the 44th President of the United States wasn’t always smooth sailing.

Scroll through layers of the photos of the couple which are available on the Internet, and you couldn’t help but think that the Obamas always had a brilliant relationship.

They enjoy each other’s company, challenge each other to become better and create space for family time; all the ingredients for a happy marriage life.

However, in her recently released memoir, Michelle Obama tells everyone that her relationship with Barrack wasn’t always smooth sailing.

The problems started when the couple had young kids.

While Barrack was a busy politician constantly travelling between Washington and Springfield, Michelle was a burgeoning lawyer who was feeling way too weighed down by her daily responsibilities.

Michelle learned in that period that what attracts you to your partner at the start often becomes the thing, especially in the long run, that drives you bananas.

While she was the box-checker type who thought everything should be in neat and tidy order, Barrack was her polar opposite – always swerving from one task to the other.

Understandably, then, both of them realized that to make their marriage long-lasting, they need to get marriage counselling to let Barrack see what he was doing wrong.

Surprisingly for Michelle, she discovered that it wasn’t what Barrack was doing which was driving him nuts. Instead, to make herself happy, she needed to make herself happy. That means that nobody but herself was responsible for her happiness, or the other way around.

In a sense, that realization which Michelle got that day – that only we are responsible for our happiness – is what is missing in modern day couples.

We tend to go into a marriage thinking the other person will complete us. That there is something missing in us. That we will share everything to have a happy-go-lucky life.

However, when reality sets in, we know that living with another person isn’t as easy – or as fun – as you might think.

That is where therapy helps us. Apart from identifying what we need, therapy tells us what the needs of our partner are, and how could both of us communicate better with each other. You get to know whether you can offer what the other person is asking, and whether they can offer what you want.

Only when this realization sets in – says Michelle Obama – that marriage becomes truly successful and long-lasting.

Man Wants to Sue His Parents for Giving Him Birth Without Consent

Ever wondered in your childhood why you came to this earth? Provided you did that, you could follow the example of this man suing his parents for birthing him.

Raphael Samuel, a 27-year-old man from Mumbai, is hatching plans to sue his parents for the reason that they gave birth to him without his consent.

In an interview with an Indian website, Sam reveals that he enjoys a good relationship with his parents, though he thinks he doesn’t owe them anything.

“I want to tell all Indian kids that they don’t owe their parents anything,” he told ThePrint. “I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure.”

Strange as it may sound, Sam isn’t alone in propagating the above-mentioned beliefs, as his ‘child-free’ movement has supporters all around India, with a goal of spreading awareness about their movement in the country of 1.4 billion people.

What’s more, these people haven’t adopted their concept out of thin air. Instead, they follow a world famous belief system known as Antinatalism.

Proponents of Antinatalism believe that it is just morally wrong for people to procreate, citing the resulting human misery which can be avoided if people stopped procreating.

Consequently, they argue, if a child hasn’t given permission to his parents to give him birth (though they don’t say *how* that permission could be granted), their mother has no reason to give birth.

His Mother Responds

As if his claim wasn’t outrageous enough, Sam has also posted online the response of his mother, who claims that ‘she would accept her fault’ if Sam could prove how could they have sought his consent.

“I must admire my son’s temerity to want to take his parents to court knowing both of us are lawyers. . If Raphael could come up with a rational explanation as to how we could have sought his consent to be born, I will accept my fault”

Furthermore, as is the wont with mothers, she sided with her son by blaming media by focusing too narrowly on Sam’s claims and not giving enough attention to what his beliefs could portend for the rest of the world.

Arrested – Indian Woman Who Recreated Gandhi Assassination

The woman, who is the leader of a right-wing Hindu group, had earlier shot the effigy of Gandhi on his death anniversary.

A leader of the far-right Hindu group Mahasabha in India has been arrested after a video of her shooting the effigy of Mahatma Gandhi went viral on social media.

Mrs. Panday is the national secretary of same Mahasabha group as Nathuram Godse, the man who killed Gandhi inside his home on 30 January 1948.

In an event which was organized by the fringe group to “celebrate” the 71st anniversary of India’s great leader, Pooja Panday was seen garlanding the photo of the man who had shot Gandhi, before using the air pistol herself to shoot the effigy.

The incident was held in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and was followed up by the members of the group garlanding a portrait of Godse to “commemorate” his “achievement”.

After her video went viral on social media, a large number of Indians called for the woman to be arrested, with some questioning as to why the woman wasn’t being charged with sedition by the Government.

Although Gandhi is celebrated worldwide for his tolerant views and his doctrine of non-violence, he isn’t in the good books of some right-wing Hindu groups who blame him for India’s partition in 1947.

Not the first time

As shocking at it may sound, this isn’t the first time when the fringe group has tried to celebrate Godse for assassinating Gandhi.

In 2015, the group unveiled its plan to install statues of Godse in six districts across the South-Indian state of Karnataka. That plan was later shelved after protests across India forced the organizers not to go ahead with their motives.

Similarly, on 26 January this year, the Mahasabha refused to celebrate India’s Republic Day, instead choosing to call it a ‘Black Day’ unless India changes from a secular to a Hindu state.

Rush Hour 4 is Coming, Confirms Chris Tucker

Bringing to the screens the iconic duo of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 4 is said to be released next year at the earliest.

Speaking on the Winging it podcast, Chris Tucker has confirmed that the long-held fourth installment of the Rush Hour series is in the works.

“We’re working on a few things on the script right now, so we’re trying to get into production. But we’re working on it and trying to get it going.”

Asked whether it was the demand of the studio or the eagerness of the actors that have led to Rush Hour 4, here’s what Tucker had to say.

“Jackie Chan wants to do it, I want to do it, [the] studio wants to do it, so we’re trying to get it together.”

Revolving around two mismatched partners – Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and Agent Carter (Chris Tucker) – Rush Hour series involves the iconic duo going on a series of misadventures while trying to fight criminals in Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

Starting from the first Rush Hour movie in 1998, the comic movie introduced Jackie Chan to American audiences who had seen him perform action roles in the past but weren’t aware of his comic skills.

The first installment was a smash hit on the Box Office, considering the fact that it was able to gross $33 million despite being modestly budgeted.

As a result, both Chan and Tucker joined their forces once again for Rush Hour 2, which proved to be an even bigger hit than its predecessor – grossing $90 billion on worldwide Box Office.

Last time Tucker and Chan reunited was in 2007 for Rush Hour 3, and the movie was able to hit the $140 million mark while also performing brilliantly on Blu-ray and DVD sales.

Pictures – Kim Jong Un and Rodrigo Duterte’s Impersonators Cause a Stir

Onlookers thought for a moment that they had North Korean leader Kim Jong Un out and about with them on the streets of Hong Kong.

Visit the streets of Hong Kong – and if you’re lucky – you might come across North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte walking been out and about with you, sharing laughs, posing for pictures and enjoying fried chicken dinners.

Look closely, however, and you might notice that the pair hasn’t actually come out of their respective countries to win over foreign hearts. Instead, the two persons you’d see on the streets of Hong Kong are, in fact, a couple of impersonators.

While the man who impersonates Mr. Duterte is recognized has the rather weird real name of Crescencio Extreme, the more popular of the duo is Howard X – the lookalike of Mr. Kim.

Kim Jong Un Impersonator Earns £10,000 a day

When Kim Jong Un replaced his father Kim Jong Il in 2011, Howard X was just another ordinary guy in Hong Kong. He had grown up in Australia and had traveled to Hong Kong in search of a job.

His moment of fame came on 2012’s April Fool’s Day when Howard posted pictures of himself as Kim Jong Un on social media. Six years on, and he is still reaping the benefits that come with stardom.

So popular has he become that Howard X says that he earns up to £10,000 a day for jobs ranging from opening shopping malls, starring in video games and entertaining guests at the birthday parties of billionaires.

He is fearless, too, as Howard infuriated the real Kim Jong Un by appearing on at least three different occasions of 2018 Winter Olympics where the North Korean delegation was also in attendance.

As can be expected, he was thrown out of the Hockey Stadium for being a nuisance to the guests.

However, with the real Kim Jong Un showing no signs of leaving his throne any soon, Howard X is confident that he’d continue to get high paying jobs in the foreseeable future.

Deadpool Partners with Omaze and Wears Pink to Fight Cancer

Ryan Reynolds, who is playing the role of Deadpool, wore a pink version of his famed suit in a YouTube video to show his support for the non-profit F*ck Cancer Charity.

To raise money for cancer treatment and show her support for the North American non-profit F*ck Cancer, Ryan Reynolds donned a pink version of his Deadpool Costume in a video.

The suit will be auctioned later on with its entire money going through the Omaze Campaign to the nonprofit F*ck Cancer charity.

The video, which is titled as a ‘’Special message from Deadpool’’, starts with Reynold explaining the reason behind his decision to go pink.

“Oh! Hello there! You may be wondering, ‘Why the pink suit?’ Well, so the world can see that I have a big ol’ heart-on—that’s heart with a ‘t’—for my new obsession: Pink. (The color, not the pop singer.) Personally, I’m more of a Céline kind of guy,” Ryan quips in the promo video. “Pink is tied like a beautiful ribbon to a cause very close to me: Cancer.”

Afterward, Deadpool made an offer which none of his fans would like to refuse. “I’m gonna donate the very suit off my back while giving you a chance to own some movie marketing memorabilia.” He then asks his fans the things they plan to do with it.

Will you add it to your weekly wardrobe rotation? Does it become a colorful addition to your S&M dungeon? Or will you simply nail it to a post in order to scare away birds, children and the elderly?”

The partnership of Deadpool with Omaze campaign was announced during the premiere of the first Deadpool movie, which aired on FX last night.

The partnership has resulted in donation tiers, which means you could unlock exclusive merchandise with different levels of donation.

For instance, if you donate $10 to the cause, you get 100 entries, $25 would get you 250 entries, and vice versa.

Some of the prizes which are up for grabs include the posters of Deadpool 2, autographed DVDs of Deadpool, as well as a caller tune message personally recorded by Deadpool.

The name of the grand prize winner will be announced on May 21.

YouTube Shooting: Woman Shoots 3 and Kills Herself at YouTube HQ

The shooting took place at the sprawling headquarters of YouTube which is located in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday.

A shooting, which took place at the headquarters of YouTube in California, has left at least three people injured, with the female suspected of carrying out the shooting dead of a suspected suicide, police says.

Ed Barberini, the police chief in San Bruno, told reporters that the police responded vigilantly to 911 calls made from the tech campus of Silicon Valley on Tuesday.

After reaching the scene, the police found the dead body of a woman, whom they suspect to be the shooter. The woman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he further said.

Barberini further noted that a handgun was used to carry out the attack and that after the shooter killed herself, the public does not have any further threat.

Of the four people who were transported to the nearby hospitals, police said, three of them had suffered gunshot wounds. All of them are hospitalized at the San Francisco General Hospital and two of them – a 36-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman – are in serious condition.

Police have further confirmed the name of the suspect as Nasim Aghdam, who they say posted videos on YouTube venting anger at the video streaming giant.

The data of such ‘’active shooter’’ incidents reveals that it is an extreme rarity that a woman is involved in one of them. According to an FBI report – which compiles data on 160 such incidents between 2000 and 2013, only six of the perpetrators were women.

Who was the Suspect?

Nasim Aghdam, the woman which the police identified as the perpetrator of YouTube attack, was a 39-year-old woman of Iranian descent who was a resident of California.

Before the shooting, she had a personal account on YouTube. It was in one of these videos that she berated the platform for filtering her posts and discriminated against her.

Following the shooting, YouTube deleted and terminated her account. Her Facebook and Instagram accounts have also been removed from the respective platforms.

What’s the reaction?

Chris Dale, the spokesperson of YouTube, took to social media to praise the way police handled the situation.

Twitter, meanwhile, that it was horrified by the situation.

President Trump thanked the Enforcement Officers and First Responders for their efforts.

 

AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead” Is Target of Copyright Lawsuit

Mel Smith has alleged that the second season of the zombie apocalypse drama series was taken from his zombie comic series, “Dead Ahead.”

“Fear The Walking Dead”, AMC’s famous zombie-apocalypse drama series, has become a target of copyright lawsuit regarding its Season 2 story arc.

The suit is filed by none other than Mel Smith, the writer of Dead Ahead comic series, who is adamant that the second season of AMC’s flagship show was a rip off of his comic series.

“Within the last three years, defendants, and each of them, infringed plaintiff’s copyright in DEAD AHEAD by, among other things, broadcasting or otherwise exploiting the second season of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD,” reads the complaint filed in California’s federal court.

The lawsuit further goes on to allege that “portions of that season’s 13 episodes were copied from plaintiff’s copyrighted literary work DEAD AHEAD.”

Apart from the cable network, TWD creator Robert Kirkman, executive producer David Alpert, and Valhalla Entertainment are all named as defendants in the copyright suit.

What separates Smith’s copyright suit from any rip-off claims is his argument that Alpert, who is the business partner of Robert Kirkman, used to be his “agent representative for the purposes of consulting with motion picture and television studios on the use or exploitation of DEAD AHEAD.”

“Defendant ALPERT violated and continues to violate his fiduciary obligation to plaintiff by engaging in a pattern and practice of self-dealing, placing his own interests ahead of the interests of his principal and client.”

However, while the current lawsuit is bound to attract headlines, it isn’t the first time that “Fear The Walking Dead” series has found itself in trouble with the law. Previously, ex-showrunner Darabount took AMC to court for profits of nearly $300 million.