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‘Gossip Girl’ reboot available to stream in South Africa — The Citizen



If you’re the form of one who prefers a couple of episodes to be available earlier than you get caught into a brand new present, you’ll be pleased to hear that the primary 10 episodes of HBO’s Gossip Girl reboot are actually available to binge on Showmax.

You can catch up simply in time for the ultimate two episodes which will likely be coming to Showmax categorical from the US on 10 December 2021.

According to the streaming platform, the reboot’s launch noticed it trending at #1 on Twitter and producing over 15 billion complete social impressions, pulling in a document variety of viewers over Part 1’s first weekend on HBO Max in July this yr. 

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Based on the bestselling novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, the unique 2007-2012 Gossip Girl received 18 Teen Choice Awards and helped launch the careers of the likes of Teen Choice winners Leighton Meester and Blake Lively, not to point out a number of Teen Choice nominee Penn Badgley.  

Now, this extension of the popular culture basic takes us again to the Upper East Side, discovering the subsequent technology of New York personal college teenagers about to begin the college yr at Constance St Jude’s. But that is 2021, and social surveillance has turn out to be a really completely different beast in the 9 years for the reason that unique blogger’s website went darkish. 

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“[The new Gossip Girl] exists in the identical world,” explains Eli Brown, who performs Obie.

“It’s very rich teenagers dwelling on the Upper East Side in New York and dwelling these loopy lives, however there’s much more illustration. It’s extra progressive. Social media performs a [part]. So it’s the similar present, it’s the identical universe, however it’s a completely new method of seeing issues,” he provides.

Newcomer Savannah Lee Smith, who performs basic imply lady Monet, says: “It offers you all you need from Gossip Girl. It offers you intercourse, it offers you queerness, it offers you drama… simply deliciousness. But it’s completely different as a result of there’s social media now. In 2007 it was a weblog and now it’s Instagram and Twitter.”

“The greatest distinction is social media,” says showrunner Joshua Safran, who was additionally an government producer on the unique.

Social media didn’t exist the primary time round. So we’re truly how they curate themselves, how they put themselves ahead in the world, and Gossip Girl’s truly going to blow that up, which is an entire new degree.

The query of authenticity is on the coronary heart of the present.

“Everyone’s making an attempt to be genuine, however what is authenticity in case your complete life you’ve been raised to put forth a false sense of who you’re?” Joshua factors out.

“The present offers in that – what, really, does it imply to be genuine? Can we actually be genuine in this point in time? And ought to we be? Is authenticity actuality, or is it how we shield ourselves? There’s rather a lot in there.”

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Cast of the Gossip Girl reboot. The new Gossip Girl is available to stream on Showmax | Picture: Supplied

The ensemble solid contains Uganda’s Whitney Peak, Jordan Alexander, Thomas Doherty, pop-culture and elegance icon Tavi Gevinson, pink-haired mannequin and browsing star Evan Mock, and Young Artist Award winner Emily Alyn Lind.

Adding to the present’s clout are Emmy winner Luke Kirby, Emmy nominee John Benjamin Hickey, Golden Globe nominee Malcolm McDowell and Laura Benanti. 

Another factor the showrunner determined to maintain the identical is People’s Choice Award winner Kristen Bell, who returned to voice the nameless blogger and “Gossip Girl”.

Gossip Girl has already been renewed for a second season so you might have considered trying to get into the brand new season and catch all 122 episodes of the unique Gossip Girl for a restricted time as it should solely be available on Showmax till 31 March 2022.

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Aadil Jaipuri is pumped up for his debut music video with wild buffaloes music



Aadil Jaipuri is pumped up for his debut music video with wild buffaloes music
Aadil Jaipuri is pumped up for his debut music video with wild buffaloes music ( Photo Credit – A Still From Saajan )

Grandson of a legendary lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri,Aadil Jaipuri ,who has worked as a child actor ,is now a matured actor and making his debut with a music video with Wild Buffaloes music.The romantic song is called Sajjan, sung by Ankit Tiwari.

Aadil Jaipuri lived his passion for acting ever since he was young. ‘Do Aankhen baara haath’, ‘Laawaaris’, ‘Hadh’ and TV shows like ‘Zindagi Teri meri Kahani’, ‘Saamnewali Khidki Mein’, ‘Shhh … Koi hai’, ‘Aangan’, ‘Kaise kahoon’, etc are projects he has worked in. Aadil is the grandson of legendary lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri who has penned evergreen songs like, ‘Badan pe sitare lapete hue’, ‘Zindagi ek Safar Hai Suhana’, ‘Jaane Kahan gaye woh din’, ‘Sun sahiba sun’, ‘Baharon Phool barsaao mera Mehboob aaya Hai’ and many more.

Over the years, Aadil trained himself in dance and worked on his body focusing on strength and aesthetics. Recently, his music video with Wild Buffaloes Music, a new music label, that released its romantic song, ‘Saajan’, sung by Ankit Tiwari, was launched in front of the media and received a lot of positive response.

“Shying away from hard work is something that was never wired in me and I am glad that it wasn’t. When Divyansh, the director of my music video told me that he required me to cut down muscle mass and get leaner, I was like man, this is going to be a ride. Because the shoot was coming up in like 20 days and I had to cut roughly 7kgs. However, I knew one thing, what has to be done, has to be done and I achieved it”, said Aadil.

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The music video, set in an apocalyptic world of a Zombie rampage, showcased Aadil and his on screen love interest, Kashika Kapoor as two passionate lovers and trained dancers, amongst whom, Kashika is infected by the virus that will turn her into a zombie any moment. Aadil’s last wish is to dance with her one last time. “Despite being a trained dancer, when I heard the concept from Divyansh, I knew this will be

challenging because this was not just a dance sequence but I also had to emote my pain of losing my love to a virus and yet dance my heart out with her. It was a complete package and a brilliant concept to showcase my talent and honestly, Divyansh’s clarity and Kashika’s performance were two big supports”, expressed Aadil.

Shubhankar Jadhav, the choreographer and the editor of this music video designed the dance moves keeping their emotions and pain in mind and Aadil and Kashika have done a brilliant job in performing them rightly. When asked about his experience of working with Aadil, Shubhankar said, “Seeing Aadil bhai cut down was a treat for me. He is so hardworking that I was free in my head when I thought of certain steps that would require him to express the right emotions and dance along with them.”

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When Divyansh was asked about his thought behind casting Aadil for this music video, he said, “What more would I want in an artist, when he is brilliant with his performance as an actor, dances well and knows how to blend emotions and dance together. In addition I wanted an aesthetically fit artist and having known Aadil since ever, I knew he will give his all to bring me the look I wanted. Also, it’s a treat directing him for he exactly gives me what I want.” He further added, “It was so satisfying to hear from Aadil when he told me that what he achieved physically wasn’t his best and that he could have been a lot better but the crunch of time didn’t give him the chance to do so. However, wait for a few more months and you will see him at his ‘lean muscular’ best.”

Aadil is all pumped up for his debut and preparing up to return to big screen. His music video is available on the Wild Buffaloes Music YouTube channel and the song is out on music streaming platforms.

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“Gurnaam Singh Is Fierce Yet Calm, He Is Strong Yet Fragile”



Randeep Hooda's 'Cat' is a story of relationships - family, friendship and deceit!
Randeep Hooda’s ‘Cat’ is a story of relationships – family, friendship and deceit! ( Photo Credit – Movie Still )

Actor Randeep Hooda, is set to bring an intense and authentic story from Punjab with his upcoming crime thriller series ‘Cat’. This will be Randeep’s second venture in the streaming space after ‘Extraction,’ in which he shared the screen with Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth.

The trailer of the series was unveiled on Friday and it shows Randeep’s character of Gurnam Singh, a simpleton, who is compelled to infiltrate the drug cartels of Punjab as he works for the police in a bid to save his brother.

While Gurnaam is not new to this, the stakes are high, this time around. He finds himself plunged into the dark world of politics, corruption, and crime. The trailer is laced with drama, gore, and thrill and brings together the world of Punjab’s underbelly, politics, police, and drug lords.

Commenting on the occasion of the trailer release, Randeep Hooda said: “Gurnaam Singh is fierce yet calm, he is strong yet fragile and while you will find familiarity with this character, you will not be able to guess his next move. I am thoroughly excited with ‘Cat’ and that Balli (Balwinder Singh Janjua, the creator) has brought authenticity and genuineness to each and every scene.”

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Created and helmed by filmmaker Balwinder Singh Janjua, the series goes beyond the romanticised version of Punjab and puts forth a story of a brother’s love, remission and espionage.

Speaking about his foray into a direction, creator Balwinder Singh Janjua shares, “‘Cat’ is a very unique story and I am glad we could collaborate with Netflix to bring this story to life. As a writer and director, I will define ‘Cat’ as a story of relationships – be it family, friendship or deceit! It’s a story set in Punjab and explores two timelines as well as the underbelly and its complexities through well-defined characters.”

“We’ve shot in over 80 locations across Punjab to bring authenticity and flavour to the fore. Working on ‘Cat’ has been a rewarding journey and I can’t wait for the audience to experience it,” he added.

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Along with Randeep Hooda, the series stars phenomenal actors such as Suvinder Vicky, Hasleen Kaur, Geeta Aggarwal, Dakssh Ajit Singh, Sukhwinder Chahal, K.P. Singh, Kavya Thapar, Danish Sood and Pramod Pathal.

Produced by Movie Tunnel Productions in association with Jelly Bean Entertainment, ‘Cat’ will debut on Netflix on December 9 in Punjabi, Hindi and English.

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R&B Girl Group XG New Rap Video Out! Jurin, Harvey, Maya & Cocona Perform Their Own Different Beats- Watch!



Hiphop-R&B girl group XG release a new rap video featuring 4 members
Hiphop-R&B girl group XG release a new rap video featuring 4 members ( Photo Credit – YouTube )

High-powered girl group XG has come out with a new rap video featuring their four members. On Friday, a video entitled ‘[XG TAPE #2] GALZ XYPHER (Jurin, Harvey, Maya and Cocona)’ was posted to YouTube.

The video features individual performances from XG’s rappers: Jurin, Harvey, Maya and Cocona, with each of their own different beats and original lyrics.

The video will feature four samples, containing lyrics in English, Japanese and Korean – all in an unrivaled performance that is uniquely XG.

XG are a seven-member HipHop/R&B girl group consisting of Jurin, Chisa, Harvey, Hinata, Juria, Maya and Cocona.

They made waves worldwide with their second single ‘MASCARA’. Last month, XG released solo vocal performances by Chisa, Juria and Hinata receiving huge acclaim worldwide.

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With their second single ‘Mascara’, XG made a huge impact on the music scene, reaching number one on the iTunes song chart in 17 countries and territories and entering the Spotify ‘Viral50’ in 21 countries and territories.

Solo vocal performances by Chisa, Juria and Hinata were recently released, showcasing their exceptional vocal skills. These have received rave reviews from around the world.

Now, a new video from Hinata entitled ‘Welcome to My Party’ has been released. In this video, Hinata talks about her hometown, her hobbies and the type of music she likes to listen to.

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