When I lived in Switzerland and helmed a theatre troupe, every weekend I threw a party with a different theme. I recall a Monster Bash, a Dress Like Your Idol party, and a When I Was Five event. The actors and techies and their partners came, and I knocked myself out entertaining, telling stories, and making sure everyone had a good time. When people left, they always said, “This was the best party ever” or “I had a great time.” I noticed that when I wasn’t doing something to make the party a success, everyone sat in silence. That immediately triggered my sense that I had to do something to make the party fun. Frankly, it was exhausting. One weekend, I decided to change things. I had a theme. I invited the theatre troupe, and I decided not to talk or tell stories. And what happened? No one talked. Except for polite conversation. At the end of the party, everyone left and said to me, “This was the best party ever” and “I had a great time.” They loved the silence. On the island … [Read more...] about Does Conversation Silence Make You Anxious?
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Darius Marder ’s Sound of Metal went into 2019’s Toronto International Film Festival without a distributor. Now, a year-and-a-half on, it’s a six-time Oscar nominee and perhaps the most hard-fought of all of this year’s crop of Best Picture candidates. Joe Utichi meets Marder and stars Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci to take stock of a film that transformed its key players in ways they hadn’t expected. They say Oscar loves a narrative, and they don’t come much more inspiring than Sound of Metal ’s. Even before he got his debut feature to set, Darius Marder spent more than a decade honing his tale about a heavy metal drummer and recovering addict who loses his hearing, butting up against the many hard realities of filmmaking that told him a movie like this could not work. As he did it, he learned more and more about deaf culture, and heard moving stories about people pursuing recovery in dedicated deaf sober houses. In Riz Ahmed, he found an actor willing to immerse so fully … [Read more...] about How ‘Sound Of Metal’ Changed Everything For Riz Ahmed, Darius Marder & Paul Raci, Even Before It Earned Six Oscar Nominations
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for April 6 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Sheryl Underwood is finally speaking out following Sharon Osbourne ’s exit from " The Talk " last month. News of Osbourne's departure came a few weeks after a heated exchange between Osbourne and Underwood, in which Osbourne expressed support for Piers Morgan after he left "Good Morning Britain" over differing opinions about Meghan Markle following the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry 's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey . In addition, the intense discussion led to a subsequent internal investigation and hiatus from air before Osbourne ultimately stepped away from the show. Now, during an April 3rd episode of her "Sheryl Underwood Radio" podcast, Underwood has opened up about the moment. SHARON OSBOURNE WRESTLES WITH RETURNING TO 'THE … [Read more...] about Sheryl Underwood breaks silence after Sharon Osbourne’s exit from ‘The Talk’: ‘This was out of my control’
Pakistani film actress Meera has regretted that Pakistani media published fake news on her that she had been admitted to a mental hospital. Speaking to Geo News over the phone, actress Meera said there was a “misunderstanding” when she visited a hospital in New York last week but the matter was resolved quickly and neither she was sent to a mental hospital nor there was any requirement for her to deposit a bond of $50000 to leave the hospital. “There was another fake news that I have been asked to leave the United States of America. I am here in Houston today with showbiz promoter Rehan Siddiqui to work on at least three projects including a meet and greet session, Ramzan transmission and an acting project. I will be working in Houston for a month,” said Meera who reached Houston last night from New York. Promoter Rehan Siddiqui confirmed that Meera will be working on a few projects during her stay in Houston. It’s understood that news broke out first through a family member … [Read more...] about Meera laments incorrect reporting about her US visit
HEATH STREAK BAN by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on Share Tweet The five charges levied on him include disclosing inside information that may have been used for betting purposes during matches in a tri-series in 2018, a ZIM-AFG series, IPL 2018 and APL 2018 © BCCI/IPL The International Cricket Council on Wednesday (April 14) announced that it had suspended former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak from all cricket for a period of eight years for conduct in breach of the anti-corruption code. Streak, 47, accepted five charges levied on him including "disclosing inside information... (that) may be used for betting purposes" during matches in the 2018 Tri-Series involving Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the Zimbabwe v Afghanistan series in 2018, the IPL 2018 and the APL 2018. In a redacted document, the ICC provided the following summary of information gathered through its investigation, leading to the charges and the punitive … [Read more...] about What the ICC ACU found in its investigation of the Heath Streak case