Ideally, cultural institutions like theaters have people debating and talking about their productions. In Berlin these days, however, venues and their leadership are the focus of attention after complaints of sexual assault, bullying, age discrimination and racist remarks. In the most recent case, Shermin Langhoff, the artistic director of Berlin's Maxim Gorki Theater, is in the spotlight. According to media reports, several employees accused her of creating a toxic work environment. Another article in Der Spiegel news magazine spoke of a "climate of fear." One specific complaint was brought to court. A female dramatic adviser sued the theater because her contract was not renewed, a decision she believed resulted from a letter of complaint she wrote about Langhoff. The adviser also said she was discriminated against for taking parental leave. Before the Berlin Stage Arbitration Court, the plaintiff and the theater agreed on a settlement on Wednesday: The adviser's contract is … [Read more...] about Allegations of abuse of power at Berlin theater
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Camila Cabello's live-action Cinderella film with skip the traditional movie theater release and go straight to the small screen. Deadline reported on Thursday that Amazon Studios is closing in on a deal to acquire worldwide rights to the film from Sony Pictures. There is no premiere date as of yet but it will be available to stream on Amazon Prime later this year. Big news: Camila Cabello's live-action Cinderella film with skip the traditional movie theater release and go straight to the small screen, as she is seen in West Hollywood on Tuesday It was reported last year that the musical reimagining of the film will have a feminist twist. In May 2020, The Sun reported that new cast member Missy Elliott will now be performing a version of the female empowerment song Single Ladies by Beyoncé, dressed as a town crier in one scene. A source tells the publication: 'They want to make her an inspirational figure for young girls who are watching it, showing they … [Read more...] about Camila Cabello’s live-action Cinderella film ‘with a feminist twist’ will skip movie theaters and instead head to Amazon Prime
T he Queen Mother's old Scottish summer retreat is keeping its doors closed to members of the public in favour of wealthy weekenders who want to live like royalty. Following a record low number of visitors last year, Castle of Mey in Caithness, the only home the late royal owned , is opening later to the public later in the year than previously to squeeze in more of the lucrative "Mey Occasions" experience. At £50,000 for a long weekend, the events come complete with butler service, top chefs, fine wines and pursuits like stalking and salmon fishing. The venture is so exclusive that it is not being advertised, with only the ultra rich targeted by personal invite. … [Read more...] about Queen Mother’s beloved hideaway extends its exclusive £50k ‘royal weekends’ after record low visitor numbers hits its finances
AMANDA Holden showed off her glowing tan in a polka dot blouse as she looked forward to a spot of downtime over the Bank Holiday weekend. The 50-year-old looked sensational as she strutted through London in a green silk top and suit trousers. The Heart radio star put on a stylish display as she left work on Thursday morning. The BGT judge oozed glamour in her gold snakeskin print Louboutin heels and her emerald ensemble. The mum-of-two completed her chic attire with a sage green coat draped over her shoulders and a black clutch bag with oversized shades. The TV star looked radiant with neutral make-up and her blonde locks loose. The blonde beauty flashed a big grin as she left Global Studios after presenting her breakfast show alongside Jamie Theakston and Ashley Roberts. Amanda also took to social media to give her fans a glimpse at her stunning oufit. The star shared a photo of her bracing on the balcony with her eyes closed, writing: "#morning #sunshine." … [Read more...] about Amanda Holden shows off her tan in polka dot blouse as she looks forward to the Bank Holiday weekend
MANCHESTER UNITED fans are buzzing after a big European night at Old Trafford when the Red Devils looked back to the pomp of the Fergie days. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side can all-but ensure their qualification for next season's Champions League THIS weekend, if a few results go their way. CASINO SIGN UP OFFER: CLAIM UP TO £800 IN CASINO BONUS CASH Beating Liverpool is a big part of the mix and United fans should be wary: Lose to the Reds on Sunday and - if Manchester City beat Crystal Palace - City will be crowned champions. Here is how the scenarios can unfold for Solskjaer's side: Manchester United - 67pts If United beat Liverpool, they would go to 70 points with four games to play, 68 if they draw, stay on 67 if they lose. United's goal difference of +29 is almost equal to an extra point - West Ham's is +10, Liverpool's +16, Spurs +18 and Everton +4. If Manchester City beat Palace on Saturday and United lose, City have won the title. Here are the … [Read more...] about Can Man Utd clinch Champions League football if they beat Liverpool this weekend? What results do they need?