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Angelina Jolie in Pakistan for Flood Victims : Her 4th Visit in Pakistan

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Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has come to Pakistan to draw world attention to the plight of 21 million people affected by the country’s worst-ever floods. The Academy award winning actress jetted to Pakistan on a mercy mission for the millions left homeless because of the floods.

‘UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan today to meet people affected by the floods and to highlight the continued urgent need for help,’ the UNHCR agency said in a statement.

This is her fourth visit to Pakistan since she has become a UNHCR goodwill ambassador in year 2001. Talking to the Media, she said : “she is ready to provide Tents, Food, drinking water and Medicine”.

Last week Jolie released a video message appealing for greater public support for Pakistan’s relief efforts, and she has herself donated $US100,000 ($A109,259) to the flood appeal.

The UNHCR is providing relief aid including shelter materials to those displaced by the disaster, which has killed 1760 people by the official toll.

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ sets box-office record

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Despite the tragedy in Colorado, where James Holmes is accused of fatally shooting 12 people and wounding dozens more at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” audiences haven’t shied away from seeing the movie.

According to the studio, the film broke a box office record in its opening weekend: It earned $160,887,295, the biggest 2-D opening ever, ahead of its 2008 predecessor, “The Dark Knight.” The film achieved the third-largest opening ever, after the 3-D films “The Avengers” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.”

Despite the impressive $160.9 million opening, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ fell somewhat below box office expectations going into the weekend, which ranged from $170 million to $200 million.

“Clearly, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was on everyone’s minds,” said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for Hollywood.com who specializes in box office. “I think the American public showed they were not going to be sacred away from the movie theater by the actions of a lunatic.”

Dergarabedian called the film’s opening “extremely impressive given the tragic events that unfolded on Friday.”

Despite the impressive numbers, many people stayed away from the film as vigils and mourning continues in Colorado and across the country. A few copycat threats were reported across the country, according to the Local news agencies:

In Southern California, a man at a Sunday afternoon showing of the film was arrested after witnesses said he made threats and alluded to the Aurora shooting when the movie didn’t start.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to a cinema complex in Norwalk after moviegoers said 52-year-old Clark Tabor shouted: “I should go off like in Colorado.” They said he then asked: “Does anybody have a gun?”

A security guard saw Tabor with a backpack on his knees in the second row, but deputies who searched the bag, the theater and its surrounding area did not find any weapon.

Ultimately, like all the movies, “The Dark Knight Rises” is all about The One: If the Batman trilogy has celebrated anything, it has been the unfettered power of the individual over an ungrateful rabble, a vigilante ethic that may have gone underground in “The Dark Knight” but that has never been critically questioned. Viewers will have plenty of time to argue those philosophical implications now that Nolan’s trilogy has wrapped.

-Jago News-

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Sylvester Stallone’s son found dead

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Sage Stallon son of actor Sylvester Stallon found dead The New York Post and TMZ report .

His body found dead at his home in Los Angeles, he was 36 years old. His father is deeply upset and distraught . His attorney spokes to the media that it’s a complete shock and :

“He was in good spirits, and working on all kinds of projects,” George Braunstein told the paper. “He was planning on getting married. I am just devastated. He was an extremely wonderful, loving guy. This is a tragedy.”

Sources reported that the cause of the death is due to prescription drug overdose. His mother has also been informed about the death of her son .

This is hard time on Stallone’s Family – it’s a tragedy !

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Pakistan’s first Oscar : Sharmeen Obaid’s Saving Face

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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy – Pakistan’s First Oscar Winner 2011/2012

Film-maker and first-time Oscar nominee Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won Academy Award on Monday for her documentary “SAVING FACE” about acid attack victims, a first for a Pakistani director. Definitely her victory brings Oscar to Pakistan with many questions ahead.

Speaking exclusively to Reuters via telephone from backstage, Chinoy dedicated this award to the women of Pakistan.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy - Pakistan's First Oscar Winner

The women’s “bravery and resilience in the face of adversity inspires me every single day,” she said. “They are the true heroes of Pakistan.”

 


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