Calamos Supports Greece

entertainment

Legendary Greek Bon Viveur Zahos Hadjifotiou Dies at 99

Legendary Greek bon viveur Zahos Hadjifotiou, the epitome of a larger-than-life personality, died in Athens on Friday. He was 99. Hadjifotiou, who was also a successful businessman, journalist and author had been hospitalized for the last several months in a...

Greece to Be Represented by Gousis’s Magnetic Fields at Oscars

Giorgos Gousis is to represent Greece for his film Magnetic Fields at the 2023 Oscars. Nikolaos Giatromanolokis, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, accepted and co-signed the Hellenic Film Academy Commission’s choice himself. "The Ministry of Culture and Sports will...

Tom Hanks Turns to Writing

Tom Hanks has only four movies that he considers to be "pretty good" after over thirty years in Hollywood. The Academy Award winner, whose film credits include Forrest Gump and Elvis, has revealed his next book, The Making of Another...

Anthony Bourdain’s Final Texts: “I hate being famous”

A new unauthorized biography titled Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain includes a final text message before his death revealing Bourdain had hated being famous. In the book, Charles Leerhsen, a journalist, adds a text by...

Billy Zane Opens New Art Exhibition in Los Angeles

Actor and artist Billy Zane is a veritable chameleon. American by birth and Greek by origin, by profession he is both a critically acclaimed Hollywood actor and renowned artist. As an actor, some consider him a young Marlon Brando, who...

Netflix’s The Crown With a New Queen

The Crown, a drama series about Queen Elizabeth II and her extended family, will premiere season five on November 9th with Imelda Staunton as the new queen. The debut will come two months after the repose of Queen Elizabeth II...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Becomes Movie Producer Eyeing an Oscar

Giannis Antetokounmpo has become a movie producer eyeing an Oscar with the National Geographic documentary The Flagmakers. The Greek basketball player recently signed on to the National Geographic documentary as executive producer, and it looks like a strong Oscar contender. The...

Woman Who Went Viral in Protest Video Reportedly Killed by Iran’s Police

Security personnel in Iran have reportedly shot and killed a 23-year-old Iranian woman who gained recognition in a video last week as she joined the anti-hijab protests. On Sunday, Iranian journalist Farzad Seifikaran reported that Najafi Hadis was killed on Wednesday...

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Poignant Question: Who Am I?

Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a poignant question on social media: "Who am I?" he asks. "In Greece I was Nigerian, in Nigeria I was Greek. I was stuck in the middle, living between cultures," he concludes. https://twitter.com/Giannis_An34/status/1572688730418302983 Antetokounmpo was in New York...

Brad Pitt Makes Surprise Debut as a Sculptor

Brad Pitt made a surprise debut at the Lakeside Art Museum in Finland as a sculptor to disclose his first ever public art exhibition. The actor unveiled his sculptures while appearing alongside Australian musician Nick Cave and British sculptor Thomas...

Russia’s Pop Idol Condemns Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine War

The wave of Russian celebrities condemning Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine has just increased by one. Alla Pugacheva, a singer much beloved by fellow Russians, has joined the ranks of numerous other famous co-patriots who are now standing up...

Woody Allen, the King of Comedy, Ready to Retire?

Woody Allen, the king of comedy, has evidently walked back his announcement of retirement from filmmaking, which would be the true end of an era in the industry. The eighty-six year old writer, director, actor, and producer, whose career...

Martha Karagianni: Greek Actress Inspired Generations of Women

Martha Karagianni passed away at the age of eighty-two. She is known not only for her legendary body of work but also as a voice for women everywhere, who saw her as an inspiration in pursuing their dreams. With her...

The Frontrunners to Succeed Daniel Craig as the Next James Bond

Who is in the running to become the next James Bond? Fans go wild as franchise writers tease new announcements and Hollywood stars, such as Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill, seem to be the front-runners to take on the...

Beloved Greek Actress Martha Karagianni Dies at 83

Martha Karagianni, a Greek actress who associated her career with the blooming of Greek cinema in the 1960s died in Athens on Sunday. She was 83. She starred in many films, 19 of which were produced by Finos Film, a...