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‘The Masked Dancer’ Discloses Identity of the Exotic Bird: Here’s the Star Behind the Mask



“The Masked Dancer” arranged an “American Idol” reunion on Wednesday night, as “Symbol” Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks was the following VIP to be uncovered on the show. Furthermore, accurately speculating her? Previous “Symbol” judge and current “Masked Dancer” panelist Paula Abdul.

Sparks was uncovered to be the individual under the Exotic Bird costume on Wednesday’s version of the hit arrangement. This is what may have parted with it: She was exposed in the wake of moving to Abdul’s “Opposites Attract.”

“When they told me that [Abdul] was judging, the first thing that popped into my head was I can’t believe that all this time later I’m now going to be on another competition show stage with her sitting at the judging panel,” Sparks told Variety. “That blew my mind. And I was like, she’s gonna know. When she guessed me, I was floored but I was actually very happy that it was her guessing. It was a really cool moment.”

Sparkles noticed that during Season 4 of “The Masked Singer,” numerous fans thought the Seahorse was her (eventually, it ended up being Tori Kelly). “I can’t tell you how many times my friends thought I was the Seahorse,” Sparks said. “Every week, I was bombarded with texts like ‘we know that it’s you.’ And because I love the show I didn’t tell them, I never confirmed or denied it. And it was interesting, because Tori Kelly is one of our good friends, too. So we had a good laugh.”

At the point when “The Masked Dancer” opportunity came up, Sparks said she delayed since she’s not known for dance.

“It’s not my bread and butter,” she said. “Give me a microphone and I’m good to go. But with dancing, it was a little bit nerve racking. Everybody was encouraging me to do it and then I realized that I was the person telling me that I couldn’t. And so, I wanted to do the show and I said yes because I want to do this and prove to myself that I can take on challenges and take on things, even if they scare me a little bit.”

Sparks said she additionally was propelled by her child, who’s going to turn 3, to do it: “I wanted to show him that I can do things even if they scare me. He was very instrumental in inspiring me to go, and my husband as well.”

She additionally saw “Masked Dancer” as a chance to perform once more, subsequent to having gone through the greater part of the year at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was so nice to be able to get out of the four walls of my house and just see a different space,” she said. “And it was really nice to be around people to be honest, like, even though we couldn’t talk. It was nice to be around the buzz and the hubbub of being in a workspace again.”

Past her child and spouse, Sparks kept her “Masked Dancer” spell a mystery. “I’ve been waiting so long to talk about this. I didn’t really tell anybody else so I’m excited because tonight I’m sure I’m going to get a barrage of texts from my family because I didn’t even tell them that I was doing it.”

Sparkles desires to exploit the “Masked Dancer” openness to advance her new single, “You Still Think of Me,” which she composed with Lisa Goe, Savvy Giersch and Marc David Schneider.

“It’s the first of many songs that are going to be coming out this year,” Sparks said.

Among the panelists, while Abdul sorted out that it was Sparks, Ashley Tisdale joined her in speculating Sparks also. Ken Jeong thought it was another “Idol” candidate, Jennifer Hudson; Brian Austin Green speculated model Ashley Graham; and visitor specialist Mayim Bialik thought it was Eve.

Sparkles had recently moved to “Rush,” by Lewis Capaldi accomplishment. Jessie Reyez, “Con Calma,” by Daddy Yankee and Katy Perry accomplishment. Day off; “Latch,” by Disclosure accomplishment. Sam Smith. The specialists’ past conjectures included Kat Von D, Dita Von Teese, Ashley Graham, Kate Upton, Hope Solo, Jennifer Hudson, Venus Williams, Janet JacksonKate Hudson, Megan Thee Stallion and Sparks herself.

“The Masked Dancer” incorporates the element “Word Up,” in which every hopeful says a single word piece of information to their character. Sparkles’ first “Word Up” was “”Scored” and second “Word Up” was ” Number One.” On Wednesday, her most recent “Word Up” was “Circus.”

This present season’s ensembles incorporate Zebra, Tulip, Sloth, Exotic Bird, Cotton Candy, Cricket, Disco Ball, Moth, Ice Cube and Hammerhead. Recently exposed were Vinny Guadagnino as the Hammerhead, Brian McKnight as the Cricket, Elizabeth Smart as the Moth, Bill Nye the Science Guy as the Ice Cube, and Ice-T as the Disco Ball.

The show promotes a cast of 10 big names that have “amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy Award wins, 20 Grammy Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times Best-Selling Author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances.”

Here were different contestants and their performances on episode six, “Top Five — Mask the Night Away!”:


Dance: “My Boyfriend’s Back,” by The Chiffons
Word Up: “Lifetime Achievements”
Bonus clue: “I’m no stranger to the stage, I’ve been performing my whole life.”
Panel guesses: Liza Koshy, Haylie Duff, Jamie Lyn Spears
Previous dances: “Fergalicious,” by Fergie; “Fields of Gold,” by Eva Cassidy; “Thank U, Next,” by Ariana Grande
Previous Word Ups: “Triple”; “Princess”
Previous panel guesses: Charli D’Amelio, Ariana Grande, Heather Morris, Sarah Hyland, Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Charli D’Amelio, Simone Biles, Julianne Hough


Dance: “Take You Dancing,” by Jason Derulo
Bonus clue: “He has two countries rooting for him.”
Word Up: “Author”
Panel guesses: Oscar de la Hoya, Conor McGregor, Barry Bonds
Previous dances: “Magalehna,” by Sergio Mendes; “All My Life,” by K-Ci and Jojo; “Mi Gente,” by J Balvin and Willy William
Previous Word Ups: “Comeback”; “Champion”
Previous panel guesses: Ricky Martin, Kevin Richardson, Pitbull, Floyd Mayweather, Mario Lopez, Tito Ortiz, Tony Robbins, LL Cool J, Oscar de la Hoya.


Dance: “Twist Remix,” by Neeraj Shridhar
Bonus clue: “I’m all drama.”
Word Up: “Rose”
Panel guesses: Harry Shum Jr., Hugh Jackman, Jack Black
Previous dances: “What I Like About You,” by the Romantics; “Up Where We Belong,” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes; “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head,” by Dean Martin
Previous Word Ups: “Broadway”; “Leading man”
Previous panel guesses: Matthew Morrison, Kevin Federline, Jason Derulo, Jonathan Groff, Keegan-Michael Key, Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen

Cotton Candy

Dance: “Swan Lake Opus 20, Act 1 Finale,” by Tchaikovsky
Bonus clue: “You have seen me perform for many years, and hopefully many more to come.”
Word Up: “Prayer”
Panel guesses: Julianne Hough, Kristi Yamaguchi, Simone Biles, Hayden Panettiere
Previous dances: “Glitter in the Air,” by Pink; “Sour Candy,” by Lady Gaga feat. Blackpink; “Great Balls of Fire,” by Jerry Lee Lewis
Previous Word Ups: “Primetime”; “Team Player”
Previous panel guesses: Jenna Dewan, Pink, Julianne Hough, Tara Lipinski, Kristi Yamaguchi, Gabby Butler, Simone Biles


Die Hard’s Jeb Stuart to write ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Netflix series



Die Hard scribe Stuart has been tapped to compose Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, Deadline has affirmed.

The task has been being development at Netflix since 2020 as a part of a content deal with with Ubisoft to develop live-action, animated and anime series dependent on the international bestselling video game franchise.

Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has sold in excess of 155 million games worldwide to become one of the bestselling series in video game history. It was adjusted as a feature with the 2016 Assassin’s Creed directed by Justin Kurzel and featuring Michael Fassbender. In 2017, Ubisoft flagged its arrangements for an Assassin’s Creed TV series.

Stuart most recently created Netflix’s Vikings: Valhalla, the sequel of History’s Vikings series. He likewise wrote Netflix limited series The Liberator and features, for example, Die Hard, Another 48 Hours and The Fugitive.

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Jack Black and Ice Cube to star in Sony comedy ‘Oh Hell No’



Jack Black and Ice Cube are joining for Sony satire Oh Hell No.

Black is in talks with star with Ice Cube in the project that follows the relationship of Sherman (Black) and Will (Cube) after Sherman falls in love with Will’s mother.

Kitao Sakurai, the filmmaker behind Netflix’s breakout satire Bad Trip, is set to direct from a script by Scot Armstrong (Old School), Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), Jessica Gao (She-Hulk) and Rodney Rothman (Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse).

Matt Tolmach, who worked with Black on the Jumanji films, is producing through Matt Tolmach Productions with Black and Roz Music. Brittany Morrissey is directing for the studio.

Black was most recently seen in theaters with Jumanji: The Next Level, and is set for the profoundly expected Borderlands include adaption, playing beloved character Claptrap. He is repped by WME and Sloane Offer.

Ice Cube, repped by WME, Prospect Park and Ziffren Brittenham, was most recently seen in Searchlight’s The High Note and is set for a Universal sci-fi feature from Wanted chief Timur Bekmambetov.

Sakurai’s previous credit includes directing and executive producing The Eric Andre Show for Adult Swim, and as of late coordinating scenes for the second period of FX parody Dave and BJ Novak’s upcoming series Platform. He is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Schreck Rose.

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‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ : Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s debut web series on ZEE 5



A virtual press conference for the revealing of Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s debut web series “Ladies and Gentlemen” was held today at 4 pm. The ZEE 5 original series will premiere universally on July 9.

Director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, producer Nusrat Imrose Tisha, and ZEE5 Global’s Chief Business Officer Archana Anand were available at the meeting. The cast, including Maria Nur, Pavel Areen, Tanvir Hossain, Mamunur Rashid, Tasnia Farin, Hasan Masood, Partha Barua, Alexey Kosorukov, and Iresh Zaker were additionally in participation, among others. The meeting was facilitated by Aisha Khan.

The online meeting started with a welcome address by Archana Anand. “The entire journey of Zee 5 has been about bringing out quality content for the audiences, especially based in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan and so far the response has been overwhelming. With internationally acclaimed director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki joining this goal, I hope we will be able to deliver more towards our promise,” she said in her speech.

This was trailed by the trailer debut. The 2 minutes and 21-second trailer showcases themes of gender equality and social stereotypes in such manner close by taboos related with womanhood.

Then, the stage was given to Mostafa Sarwar Farooki to share his perspectives and presentation experience. “As an independent filmmaker by nature, I have always been in favour of theatrical releases. However, entertainment consumption has taken a different shape in this pandemic,” he said. “OTTs have become crucial for us in such a situation, and the experience has been amazing.”

A behind the scene video was displayed through screen sharing at the live conference.

Maker Nusrat Imrose Tisha played a fundamental role with regards to choosing the cast for this creation. “This is my second production and it’s a blessing to work with Mostafa Sarwar Farooki. However as a producer, it was a challenge, as he keeps improvising,” she shared. “However, he took my advice while selecting the cast, especially in the case of Partha Barua and Tasnia Farin, and the unpredictability led to a lot of excitement and thrill for me.”

The online event finished with an inquiry and answer meeting where the floor was available to columnists and media agents to speak with the productions group and cast of “Ladies and Gentlemen”.

Mostafa Sarwar Farooki, who is known as perhaps the most prolific directors of Bangladesh, has acquired international awards for his work throughout the long term. His forthcoming project, “No Land’s Man” is a predominantly English film, which will feature Indian superstar Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bangladeshi singer turned entertainer Tahsan Khan.

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