WOODY Allen became a well-known figure in the 1950s, but recently the Hollywood director has been in the spotlight for his feuding with Amazon. But why is the 83-year-old suing the company and why did they drop his latest film? Here's what we know. Why is Woody Allen suing Amazon? Wood Allen is suing Amazon Studios for allegedly breaching their contract by refusing to distribute his latest film. The 83-year-old American director is seeking more than £52million in damages. Allen claims the studio backed out after discussing "the negative publicity and reputation harm Amazon Studios had received because of allegations". Why did they drop A Rainy Day in New York? Amazon allegedly dropped the movie deal amid claims he molested his adopted daughter. Amazon Studios Associate General Counsel Ajay Patel said the deal became “untenable” because of “supervening events, including renewed allegations against Mr. Allen, his own controversial comments, and the increasing … [Read more...] about Why is Woody Allen suing Amazon and why did they drop A Rainy Day in New York?
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Queen's Roger Taylor has revealed why Sacha Baron Cohen was dropped from Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic. The movie, which was released on October 24, stars Rami Malek as the Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, but Sacha Baron Cohen was originally up for the role. The film looks at a 15-year period from Queen's origins to their Live Aid performance in 1985. Baron Cohen was set to play Mercury back in 2010 when the film was announced, but he pulled out in 2013. At the time, it was reported that he and Queen - who had script and director approval - weren't able to agree on the style of movie it should be. Baron Coehn said while Brian May was an "amazing musician" he wasn't a "great movie producer". “There are amazing stories about Freddie Mercury,” he said. “The guy was wild. There are stories of little people with plates of cocaine on their heads walking around a party.” In his mind: "They wanted to protect their legacy as a band." Now Roger Taylor, Queen's … [Read more...] about Why Sacha Baron Cohen was dropped from playing Freddie Mercury
Fishing boat XTK191, known as Home Boy, returned to Kivukoni fish market in downtown Dar es Salaam at dawn one day last week. The 15 young men on board the old dhow dropped anchor and heaved their catch over the side for others to run it across the beach to where hundreds of traders milled. Within an hour of landing in eastern Africa’s largest fish market, Home Boy’s fish, crabs, prawn, lobsters, tuna, squid and shark pups were being sold in impromptu auctions, along with the catches of several dozen other boats. But it was another disappointing voyage for skipper Peter Damasi and his crew. The heavy boat with a poor engine and no sail could not travel far. It spent most of its time in the shallow seas and reefs between Dar es Salaam and Mafia island, six hours away. They caught a few large red snappers and an eel, but the catch was small. It commanded a good price, but, says Damasi, it was close to the full moon, which traditionally makes it harder to fish, and Home Boy … [Read more...] about Off Tanzania, in one of the world’s richest seas, why is the catch getting smaller?
The Turkish lira has fallen dramatically against the dollar after political tensions came to a head, exposing underlying economic issues. Holidays to Turkey may be a bit cheaper now - but there will be wider repercussions too. How severe is the fall in the lira? The lira has fallen 45pc against the dollar since the start of the year, the biggest fall of any emerging market currency. It is a more severe plunge than the Argentine peso, which has dropped 36pc in 2018. On Friday alone the lira lost 13.7pc of its value, its most severe daily move since February 2001. In comparison, on the day after the Brexit referendum in June 2016, sterling fell 7.1pc against the dollar. Five years ago, one dollar... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Why is the Turkish lira dropping and what does it mean for the global economy?
GERMAN supermarket chain Aldi has seen massive growth in recent years. Last year, it overtook the Coop to become the nation's fifth largest supermarket. It has been voted the nation's favourite supermarket. But why is the supermarket so popular with shoppers and how it able to price its groceries cheaper than its competitors? Aldi's success is down to 14 insiders secrets, reports The Birmingham Mail: Aldi's shops have roughly the same dimensions - 1125m2. This makes it easy for shoppers to navigate the aisles regardless of which store they're in. The smaller stores mean that on average each can be effectively staffed with between 30 to 40 employees. Aldi carries only 1,750 product lines compared with 40,000 at a rival supermarket. The supermarket carries named brands as well as its own, which are sometimes nearly four times cheaper than the branded version. For example, Aldi's popular line of candles look a lot like Jo Malone, but is priced at a 90 per cent discount. A number of … [Read more...] about Why is Aldi so cheap? Insider reveals 14 secrets that helped it become popular with shoppers