Global Showbiz Briefs: Turkish TV Host Sacked Over ‘Unacceptable’ Cleavage; DistribFilms Has ‘Just A Sigh’ For U.S.; More

Turkish Game Show Host Fired For ‘Unacceptable’ Cleavage
A popular TV host in Turkey has been fired for showing too much cleavage on the air. Gözde Kansu donned a revealing black top during a recent episode of music game show Velaiht, and the ruling Justice and Development Party was unamused. “We don’t intervene against anyone, but this is too much,” said Hüseyin Çelik, a spokesman for the socially conservative party. ”It is unacceptable.” He didn’t mention Kansu by name, but his subject soon became clear and she dismissed soon after.

DistribFilms Picks Up U.S. Rights To French Rom-Com ‘Just A Sigh’
DistribFilms said Wednesday that it has acquired U.S. rights to the French romantic drama Just a Sigh, starring Gabriel Byrne and Emmanuelle Devos. Writer-director Jérôme Bonnell’s film follows an actress who meets a mysterious Irishman on a Paris-bound train. She then follows him and falls in love with him, before facing what could be a new life. The film has played festivals including Tribeca and Karlovy Vary and will unspool at the Chicago Film Festival next week. The deal was negotiated by Scippa-Kohn and Camille Neel, head of international sales at Le Pacte, on behalf of the filmmakers. (more…)

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