Beijing, Jul 20 (AP/UNB) — Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the stomach Saturday while attending an event in southern China, with police saying his injuries were not life-threatening. The motive was unclear.
A suspect was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said.
The 64-year-old actor underwent a minor operation at a hospital in Zhongshan city, his manager Lester Mo said.
"He was stabbed in the tummy area and also got a cut on his right hand," Mo said.
He was still being treated for injuries to the four fingers of his right hand.
Yam, who is also known by his Chinese name Yam Tat-wah, has appeared in more than 125 movies and 40 television series. He played the villain Chen Lo in the 2003 Hollywood film "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life."
San Diego, July 20 (AP/UNB) — "Game of Thrones" may be over but the cast can't seem to get away from stray coffee cups.
Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and others took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con Friday evening for a goodbye panel and found some waiting at their places.
It was a cheeky reference to the misplaced coffee cup that viewers spotted in an episode of the final season that subsequently went viral. Although the moderator didn't make them answer for the coffee, actor John Bradley did have to defend himself against the other out-of-place item in the finale: The water bottle by his foot.
"I am right handed. I've thought about this very strongly," Bradley said, making a case that he would have put the bottle on the other side if it was his. "I'm not trying to clear my name, but ... I think I've taken enough blame for this one."
The cast was in good spirits after years of attending Comic-Con and not being able to reveal anything at the panels. Finally they were allowed to talk about things.
The big Hall H audience cheered to find out some of their favorite lines: Williams chose her own character's battle cry, "Not today," while Conleth Hill went for his co-star Peter Dinklage's, "I drink and I know things."
They also indulged in some fan theories, cleared up some burning questions and speculated about what happens after the finale.
Wright said that he can't imagine Bran's new government is a "barrel of laughs."
"Westeros is probably a surveillance state," he said.
But perhaps there is more fun happening on the new small council, according to Bradley.
"It basically turns into 'The Office,'" he said.
Cunningham posited that a spinoff could be called "Better Call Davos."
As for Arya and her quest to go "west of Westeros," Williams said, "I'm sure she's having a wonderful time, like Dora the Explorer minus the bob."
And Jacob Anderson thinks Grey Worm is off starting a new society with "a Wakanda kind of vibe."
There was some discussion of the divisiveness of the eighth and final season, although likely not as much as there would have been had showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss been in attendance as originally scheduled.
"Look at the amount of people here," Hill said, gesturing to the 8,000-some people in Hall H. "We're very grateful to your fandom over the years ... this is the reality as opposed to the media-led hate campaign."
Coster-Waldau said every season of "Game of Thrones" has been divisive in its own way, from Ned Stark's fate to the "Red Wedding."
"Obviously when it comes to an end it's going to (expletive) you off no matter what because it's the end,"Coster-Waldau said. "Just don't call people names."
Benioff and Weiss dropped off the schedule at the last minute, as did actors Iain Glen and Nathalie Emmanuel and director Miquel Sapochnik. Their absence was not addressed during the panel.
But everyone at Hall H seemed to be enjoying the victory lap. Earlier this week, "Game of Thrones" scored 32 Emmy nominations. It was a single year Primetime Emmy nomination record.
In addition to a best drama series nod, which the show has won four times, there were a handful of acting nominations for Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in leading performances, Dinklage, Coster-Waldau, Alfie Allen, Lena Headey, Williams, Sophie Turner and Gwendoline Christie in supporting performances, and Carice van Houten as a guest star.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allen, Christie and van Houten all self-submitted for consideration, which involves paying a $225 entry fee,
"Game of Thrones" ended this past May after 8 seasons. Its finale brought in a series record 19.3 million viewers.
Los Angeles, July 19 (AP/UNB) — Universal says it will release two new "Halloween" films, including one with the ominous title "Halloween Ends."
The studio said Friday that the first of the films, "Halloween Kills," will be released in 2020 and the second film will come in 2021.
A teaser video includes the voice of Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in the original 1978 film and last year's blockbuster sequel, "Halloween." The video states the saga of Curtis' character, Laurie Strode, and villain Michael Myers "isn't over."
Universal says "Halloween Kills" will be released on Oct. 16, 2020, and "Halloween Ends" will arrive Oct. 15, 2021.
Last year's film set records and earned $253.5 million worldwide.
Curtis is also serving as a producer on the films, which are being overseen by Blumhouse Productions.
Dhaka, July 19 (UNB)- Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organized Sadhu Sangha, an organisation of bauls (mystic devotees), here on Friday evening commemorating Fakir Lalon Shah.
Sadhu Sangha is a special arrangement of the academy to spread the philosophy and teachings of the mystic poet.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky, Prof Dr Abu Md Delwar Hossain, Prof Kristi Hefaz and Prof Soaib Jibran among others were present while Lalon researcher Abdel Manna and Syed Jahid Hasan talked about the theory and philosophy of the spiritual poet.
Freedom Fighter Nohir Shah, Baul Tuntun Fakir, Samir Baul, Roksana Akhter Rupsa and a Shilpakala Academy’s group of Baul (mystic singers) performed in the program.
Artiste Sardar Hirok Raja anchored the Sadhu Sangha programme.
San Diego, Jul 19 (AP/UNB) — Tom Cruise has made an unexpected flyby at San Diego Comic-Con to debut the first trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick."
The audience in the 8,000 seat room went wild for Cruise Thursday afternoon. He closed out what had been billed only as a panel for "Terminator: Dark Fate."
Cruise says all the flying in the trailer is real and that "Top Gun: Maverick" is a love letter to aviation. They worked with the Navy for the film, which is currently in production.
"Top Gun: Maverick" is expected to hit theaters next June. Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller co-star.
Cruise said Comic-Con was the perfect place to premiere the trailer. He shot the original some 34 years ago in San Diego.