British naturalist David Attenborough, Britain's Princess Beatrice and the Duchess of Cambridge's brother James Middleton and his fiancee Alizee Thevenet were among the guests attending a special screening of new the documentary film "The Elephant Queen" at the Electric Cinema in London's Notting Hill on Thursday (October 17).
Veteran wildlife filmmakers Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone are behind the Apple TV+ movie, which is narrated by actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.
"The Elephant Queen" centres on Athena, a 50-year-old elephant, and her herd who are forced to leave their watering hole and embark on a dangerous journey to a faraway oasis.
Athena is a "tusker", a rare elephant whose tusks grow long enough to touch the ground.
The film follows Athena and her offspring as they face challenges - manmade and natural - along their trek to the dry-season refuge.
It took Stone and Deeble, who also served as the screenwriter and cinematographer on the project, four years to make the film, which they shot in Kenya.
"The Elephant Queen" will be released in select cinemas on October 18 before launching on Apple TV+ on November 1.
The Duke of Cambridge has launched a £50 million environmental prize that willmake five £1 million awards each year until 2030 to solutions to environmentalproblems. A council of campaigners, diplomats and celebrities will decide onthe prizes. Speaking to Sir David Attenborough to mark the launch, PrinceWilliam said he had been inspired to take on environmental causes by the Dukeof Edinburgh and Prince of Wales. Prince Philip was closely involved with theWorld Wildlife Fund for several decades, and Prince Charles has often spokenabout his concern over climate change.
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EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has arrived in London ahead of face-to-facetalks in a bid to reach a Brexit deal. Mr Barnier was pictured wearing a maskas he left St Pancras International station in central London, waving to themedia as he left in a car.
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A “spectacular” 10ft floral bodysuit worn by Lady Gaga in her latest musicvideo could sell for as much as £20,000 next month in London. The pop star,34, wore the hand-painted and appliqued leather bodysuit, called the FloralAlien, during the shoot for the song 911 which was filmed in the desert regionof Valencia in California this August.
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Miley Cyrus has battled sobriety for years. During a recent appearance on Apple's "New Music Daily with Zane Lowe" Cyrus said she "fell off" the wagon during the pandemic. The singer and actress says she would never want to pretend that she has been sober. "I fell off and I realized that I now am back on sobriety, two weeks sober." The star said she has issues with moderation and said she believes everyone should do what's best for them. Cyrus' latest album, "Plastic Hearts," drops Friday.
Tech companies Microsoft and Apple are working together to make the Xbox Series X and Series S controllers work on iPhones and iPads. According to The Verge, Currently, the new controllers are not officially supported in iOS or iPadOS, but Apple said, "Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update." As per The Verge, it is unclear as to how long it will take Apple to certify the new Series X controllers, but there are signs that DualSense support might come soon. Apple Insider reported recently that iOS 14.3, which is currently in beta, "appears to include behind-the-scenes support" for the PS5's DualSense controller.
American short-form mobile video platform Quibi has just launched apps for Apple TV, Android TV and Fire TV. The streaming service company announced the change in an updated support article. The company first made the content more shareable in May and followed that soon after with AirPlay and Chromecast support. A new report in The Information claims that co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has attempted to sell Quibi's programming to Facebook and NBCUniversal while telling others he may have to shut down the company entirely. As reported by The Verge, Quibi has struggled to scale since its launch, dealing with a lackluster reaction to its first collection of content and a drop in subscribers after its 90-day trial offered at launch ended.
James Mwangi, chief executive of Kenya's Equity Group, talks through his company's ambition to hit a one trillion Kenyan shilling balance sheet and the economic headwinds facing the commercial banking sector. David Doyle reports.
When Katherine McNamara first auditioned for the CW's "Arrow," she thought she was auditioning for a rookie cop on another show. McNamara shares that she had to do hard research after being cast as Mia..