British Movie Institute Says It Will not Fund Films That Depict Villains With Facial Scars

December 1, 2018

British Movie Institute Says It Will not Fund Films That Depict Villains With Facial Scars

To fight unfavorable stereotypes surrounding disfigured individuals the British FIlm Institute mentioned they are going to now not fund movies that function villains with scars.

“Movie is a catalyst for change and that’s the reason we’re committing to not having unfavorable representations depicted via scars or facial distinction within the movies we fund,” mentioned BFI deputy chief government officer Ben Roberts.


Jimmy Kimmel & son Billy urge you to call Congress to tell them to fund CHIP

December 12, 2017

Jimmy’s baby Billy had his second open heart surgery last week so Jimmy had guest hosts fill in for him while he was out. Thankfully the surgery was a success and Jimmy returned to the show tonight with Billy in tow to show everyone how well he is doing. Jimmy thanks the bright and talented doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital LA. He has to have one more surgery when he is around six years old and then he is good to go. However, the fight is not over for millions of children whose health is threatened right now because a program called CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), that is there to protect them, is in serious need of funding because Congress recently failed to approve funding for it. This is not a partisan issue. Democrats and Republicans have always overwhelmingly supported it – until now. Now it’s being used as a bargaining chip. So Jimmy is encouraging everyone to call the House and Senate at (202) 225-3121 to tell them to take a break from tax cuts and fully fund CHIP now. Also, if you don’t have health insurance make sure to go to and sign up before the December 15th deadline. #FundCHIPNow


Angelina Jolie to sell jewelry line to fund overseas schools

April 5, 2013

Angelina Jolie to sell jewelry line to fund overseas schools

Angelina Jolie has opened another school for girls in Afghanistan and to increase the product line of jewelry on sale this week fund they helped design, celebrity website E! News reported Monday.

Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has funded school for girls only in an area outside Kabul, a large refugee population has E! News said in an exclusive relationship.

School for Girls, 200-300 E! said. He showed pictures of the school, which opened in November, and a plaque recognizing the contribution of Angelina Jolie.

Jolie has also funded a school girl in eastern Afghanistan, which was opened in 2010, according to the UNHCR.

Jolie representatives did not respond to requests for comment.

E! Jolie stated that the intention of paying for other schools by selling a “Style of Jolie” jewelry line she helped create jewelry maker Robert Procop. Procopius has designed the engagement ring given to the actress by her partner Brad Pitt in April 2012.

“Beyond enjoying the artistic satisfaction of designing these jewels, we are inspired by the knowledge of our work is also serving the common goal of providing children in need,” Jolie was quoted by the site.


Procop said: “The first fund our work is dedicated to the Education Partnership for Children in Conflict (founded by Jolie) to build a school in Afghanistan.”

According to the website Jolie Style , the newly expanded collection includes versions of black and gold necklace that the actress wore to the premiere of his 2010 movie “Salt”, a necklace pear shaped citrine and gold, and rose gold and emerald tablet form of rings, earrings and bracelets. No pricing details were released.

jewelry for sale retail for the first time on 4 April in Kansas City jewelry store Tivol, Tivol said.

Procop told E! that it is “an honor to have the opportunity to participate in the creation Angie with this line, we both believe that every child has the right to education.”

Jolie is not the first celebrity to schools in remote areas opening. Both Oprah Winfrey and Madonna have financed the construction of schools in South Africa and Malawi during the past six years, although both struggled.


Madonna caused controversy over the costs and mismanagement, while a member of the teaching staff Winfrey was arrested on charges of mistreatment and abuse of students.

Hedge fund manager Cohen buys Wynn’s Picasso for $155 million: report

March 27, 2013

Hedge fund manager Cohen buys Wynn's Picasso for 5 million: report

hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen bought a famous painting by Picasso casino mogul Steve Wynn for a record price, according to a report in the New York Post Tuesday.

Cohen, who runs $ 15 billion hedge fund company SAC Capital Advisors, bought “The Dream”, a 1932 oil painting of Picasso’s mistress, for $ 155 million, the New York Post, citing an unnamed source .

The Post reported

is the highest price ever paid for an American collector an artwork.

Cohen and Wynn, both billionaires and famous art collectors, have a history with this particular Picasso painting.

In 2006, Wynn put his elbow through the canvas “Dream”, while pointing to some friends, a day after agreeing to sell it to Cohen to $ 139 million, some media said at the time .

Cohen reported purchase of “The Dream” comes as the company continues to regulatory supervision under a federal probe launched multi negotiations trapped nine employees SAC alumni. Earlier this month, SAC Capital has agreed to a record $ 616 million fine payable to two complaints, the largest settlement ever American trading arrangements.

A spokesman declined to comment on Cohen. A spokesman for Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd., has not responded to a request for comment.