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EGOT-Watch Alert: Zendaya May Play Ronnie Spector in an A24 Biopic

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Zendaya may have set her sights on her next big film role. The Euphoria star, who picked up her first Emmy and became the youngest person to win her category at this month’s ceremony, is reportedly in talks to star in a Ronnie Spector biopic for A24, according to Deadline. Let the EGOT-watch commence. 

A24, which also produces Euphoria, reportedly recently closed the deal for Spector’s life rights and her 1990 memoir Be My Baby, cowritten with Vince Waldron. The memoir traces Spector’s life from her childhood in Spanish Harlem to her rise as the lead singer of the hit-making girl group The Ronettes, who topped charts with memorable songs like “Be My Baby” and “Walking in the Rain” in the 1960s. 

The memoir also traces Spector’s abusive relationship with Phil Spector, the group’s producer and songwriter. Ronnie and Phil married in 1968, but the relationship quickly soured, she wrote, accusing Phil of abusive behavior. “Psychological torture was his specialty—name-calling, shouting, cursing, those kinds of things,” she writes in the memoir. 

Ronnie also claimed Phil would only let her leave the house once a month, and that if she was gone for longer than 20 minutes, he would send a bodyguard to find her. “I cried every night I was married,” she said in a 2014 interview. The pair divorced in 1974, and Ronnie went on to have a successful independent career, collaborating with rock singer Eddie Money on his 1986 hit “Take Me Home Tonight.” (Phil Spector is currently serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life in California after being convicted in 2009 of killing actor Lana Clarkson.) 

An actor has not yet been cast to play Phil Spector in the upcoming biopic, but it will be curious who joins Zendaya in what’s sure to be a high-profile project. If we had to do a little nightmare-casting (who’s really champing at the bit to play Phil Spector?), A24 sweetheart Lucas Hedges could be a fit, as would American Horror Story pinch-hitter Evan Peters, adding to his ledger of villainous roles. 

The Ronnie Spector vehicle would be the latest boon to Zendaya’s slate of upcoming films, which includes Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi adaptation Dune (costarring Timothée Chalamet) and Malcolm & Marie, a film written and directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. The black-and-white feature, which costars Tenet’s John David Washington, was dreamt up and shot at the start of the pandemic and recently sold for a whopping $30 million to Netflix at the Toronto Film Festival Market. 

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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