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Greek or Arab? Race Controversy Erupts Over White Actress Portraying Cleopatra

The internet exploded this past weekend when the beautiful Israeli action star Gal Gadot was chosen to portray the Egyptian queen Cleopatra in a new movie from Paramount directed by Patty Jenkins. Written by Greek-American screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis, the film...

Laeta Kalogridis to Write New ‘Cleopatra’ Movie Featuring Gal Gadot

A new "Cleopatra" movie featuring Gal Gadot has been announced, with Greek-American screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis selected to write the new film. The movie will be produced through Paramount Pictures, currently being led by Jim Gianopulos, who won the rights to...

Netflix to Release New Anime Series Inspired by Greek Mythology

Among the many original series it is working on, Netflix plans to release a new anime show based on Greek mythology titled "Blood of Zeus". It will premiere on the streaming service on October 27. The story, originally titled "Gods &...

The 2020 San Francisco Greek Film Festival Goes Virtual (and Drive-In Style)

The 2020 San Francisco Greek Film Festival, which takes place October 3 to October 10, will go virtual and also hold drive-in screenings to keep festival attendees safe during the pandemic. The drive-in screening of "Topkapi" featuring famous Greek actress...

Constantine Maroulis Releases Music Video For His Song ‘Try’

Tony nominee and former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis has released a new music video for his song, "Try". The talented singer's new single focuses on a father's relationship with, and love for, his daughter. For Maroulis, who in real...

2020 Emmys Full List of Winners

The 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards, the first major awards show since the start of the current pandemic, took place online on September 20. TV's biggest awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, went fully virtual in order to adhere to safety protocols....

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Goes Online in 2020

After the festival's delay this year due to the current pandemic, the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) has decided to launch virtually on October 1, 2020. Features and shorts will be available online and on-demand only. Though the 14th LAGFF...

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston Reunite for ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’ Reading

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had social media buzzing after they reunited for a virtual read of "Fast Times At Ridgemont High", drawing over 4 million viewers. The table read also included Morgan Freeman, Shia LaBeouf, Sean Penn, Matthew McConaughey,...

Mickey Rourke Finishes Filming “Man of God” in Greece

Mickey Rourke has just wrapped up an on location shoot in Greece for the new film "Man of God," and had some incredibly flattering things to say about the country. Rourke and his Russian co-star, Alexander Petrov, arrived in Greece...

See Dave Bautista in Official ‘Dune’ Trailer

The long-awaited trailer of the big budget "Dune" movie, starring Timothee Chalamet, has finally been released. In it, you can catch a glimpse of Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban, one of the film's villains. Though the film was originally slated...