James Michael Tyler, Gunther from 'Friends', no more



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James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on "Friends," has died. He was 59.

Tyler died Sunday at home in Los Angeles from prostate cancer, said his manager, Toni Benson. Tyler was first diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018.

“"The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh 'Friend'), from the hit series 'Friends,' but Michael's loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer-awareness advocate, and loving husband,” Benson wrote in a tribute.

"Michael loved live music, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, and would often find himself in fun and unplanned adventures."

Tyler had appeared briefly in 1990s series like "Just Shoot Me!" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" before being cast as a background character in the second episodes of "Friends" in 1994.

Over the show's multi-year-run, he became the most frequently recurring guest star on the series playing Gunther, the Central Perk barista with an unrequited affection for Rachel (Jennifer Aniston).

Tyler was initially cast while working as a barista at the Bourgeois Pig coffee shop in Los Angeles. He didn't have a line of dialogue on "Friends" until he had made 33 appearances on the show, according to the 2019 book, "Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era," by Saul Austerlitz. Over the 236 episodes, Tyler appeared in 150 of them.

Warner Bros. Television, which produced the hit series, mourned the death of Tyler, "a beloved actor and integral part of our 'Friends' family."

Once "Friends" concluded in 2004, Tyler made appearances on "Scrubs," "Modern Music" and he played himself on an episode of Matt LeBlanc's "Episodes" in 2012.

After being diagnosed with cancer, Tyler starred in two short films while undergoing treatment and gave a spoken word performance of the Stephan Kalinich poem "If You Knew" to help raise awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Tyler is survived by his wife, Jennifer Carno.

 

Body of actress Shimu recovered



Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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The body of actress Raima Islam Shimu (45) has been recovered in a packed condition. Her body was recovered and kept in the morgue of Sir Salimullah Medical College (Mitford) Hospital in Dhaka.

On Monday (January 17) morning, Keraniganj police recovered her packed body from near Hazratpur Bridge in Keraniganj.

Keraniganj Model Police Station Officer in Charge (OC)Md. Abu Salam Mia confirmed the information and said that the body of a woman named Raima Islam Shimu was recovered from Keraniganj around 10 am. He said her body was kept in the morgue of Mitford Hospital for autopsy.

Actress Sadia Mirza told the media that the police had informed that the body of heroine Shimu had been recovered. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Shimu made her silver screen debut in 1998 with Kazi Hayat's 'Bartaman'. She has acted in more than 50 plays one by one. Besides acting, the audience also got her on screen as a producer. Her film and drama career spanned more than two decades.

She was also active as a producer. Shimu had worked with many talented directors in Bangladesh. The list includes Chashi Nazrul Islam, Delwar Jahan Jhantu, AJ Rana, Sharifuddin Khan Dwipu, Enayet Karim, Shabnam Parveen.

She had acted with many talented and popular actors including Riaz, Amit Hasan, Bapparaj, Zahid Hasan, Mosharraf Karim, Shakib Khan.

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Raz released '50 Lakh' of Farhan-Mahi in Cinemawala Natok



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Popular director-producer Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz released his new drama '50 Lakh' on 'Cinemawala Natok' youtube channel for the viewers at the beginning of the new year. Raz wrote and directed this drama himself.

Popular actor of new generation Mushfiq R. Farhan has played the main role in '50 Lakh'. The young man is a lawyer by profession. He involved relationship with a girl named Shumaiya. Actress of new generation Samira Khan Mahi potray the role of Shumaiya.


Regarding the new work, Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz said, 'The story of this drama is about 50 lakh Taka. The story revolves around a divorce. I do not want to say more than that. I released this drama for our loving viewers on Cinemawala Natok youtube channel yesterday.'

Mushfiq R. Farhan and Samira Khan Mahi said, "We got a great response by acting together in 'He She' under the direction of Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz. Now we get very good response for '50 Lakh' drama also.”

Mukit Zakaria, Dicon Noor and Noyeem Imtiaz Neamul have also acted in this new drama.

The drama '50 Lakh' was shot in Uttara, Dhaka by cinematographer Aditto Monir. This drama edited by Rashed Rabbi. The background music is composed by Naved Parvez.

This drama has a song which is tuned and composed by Naved Parvez. It was written by Johny Hoque. The song is sung by Tanjir and Pushpita.

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Nancy sings for new Family Crisis of Raz



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The new season of popular drama series 'Family Crisis' of Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz is coming. It is called 'Family Crisis (Reloaded)'. Popular singer Nancy sings for this series. She is very happy with the new song titled 'Kokhono Alo Kokhono Adhar'.

In 2011, Nancy sang for drama series 'Chader Nijer Kono Alo Nei' directed by Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz. Nancy’s feeling about the new song, ‘I will sing for Raz series after so many years. I got self-satisfaction by singing the new song. Its words and melody are like touching the heart. Listeners can easily like the song.'

Johny Hoque wrote the lyrics "Kokhono Alo Kokhono Adhar". The melody and music created by Naved Parvez. The recording of the song was completed yesterday (29 November) night at the Crown Entertainment Studio in Niketan, Dhaka.

Commenting on the song for the new series, Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz said, "I am overwhelmed by the response of the audience for Family Crisis. I am going to start a new season with that enthusiasm. There was no title song in the previous season. But this time a song was needed according to the plot of the story. Immediately after composing the melody, it seemed that Nancy's voice would be appropriate. There is nothing new to say about her singing. She sang the new song very well. It's good to hear it once. Our efforts will be successful if the listeners like the song. The lyrical video of this song will soon be available on Cinemawala Music on YouTube. '

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Composer and music director Naved Parvez is now in USA. In his words, ‘I am working regularly with Raz Bhai. When he was given the responsibility of composing this song, he said that it was necessary to compose a melody that could easily touch the minds of the listeners. I hope listeners will love this song. Nancy voice is mesmerizing.'

Lyricist Johny Hoque said, "Director-Producer Raz wants to express the joys and sorrows, laughter and tears of a middle class family in the same song. That's how I wrote it. Naved Parvez has created a touching melody. It is complete thanks to Nancys melodious singing.'

According to Raz, the shooting of 'Family Crisis (Reloaded)' will start from December 9 this year in Uttara, Dhaka. The drama will be seen on a private TV channel. In addition, each episode will be on the Cinemawala channel on YouTube.

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‘Mission Extreme’ in the audience gallery against Pakistan



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Team 'Mission Extreme' appeared in the movie campaign for the ongoing Bangladesh-Pakistan T20I match on Saturday (November 20). Apart from watching the match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, the producers and crew took part in the promotion of the police action thriller movie. Actress Jannatul Ferdous Oishee, Sudip Biswas Deep and Dipu Imam took part with Sunny Sanwar, one of the directors of the movie.

They were seen in the audience gallery on the field encouraging the Bangladesh cricket team. Everyone had a poster of 'Mission Extreme'. At the same time, the commentator Shamim Chowdhury presented the details of the movie to the audience.

In this context, Sunny Sanwar said, "We are trying to spread the story about 'Mission Extreme'. That's why we are moving forward with some strategies. Everyone is watching the Bangladesh-Pakistan match today. That's why I didn't want to miss out this opportunity in the 'Mission Extreme' campaign. "

What was the response when asked at the end of the match? Sunny said, “The response is three hundred percent. I don't think I will get such a response. Viewers from all over the world watched. ”

Jannatul Ferdous Oishee said, “I am very excited. I never thought of promoting a movie like this while sitting on the field in a Bangladesh match. It really feels different. ”

The much awaited movie 'Mission Extreme' is going to be released on December 3.

It has recently received clearance from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board without any cuts. The hall booking of the movie has already started. The producers want to release the movie if Corona is the next highest. The first episode of 'Mission Extreme' is going to be released simultaneously in the country and abroad. The desired trailer of the movie has already been released. The thrilling action and mysterious atmosphere of the breathtaking trailer is gaining the admiration of the viewers.

The production company has confirmed that the movie will be released simultaneously with Bangladesh on December 3 in about 8 countries of 4 continents. The police action thriller is co-directed by Faisal Ahmed and Sunny Ahmed. Its central character is Arefin Shuvo, the famous actor of 'Muscleman'. Also starring are 'Dhaka Attack' star Taskin Rahman, Miss World Bangladesh's Jannatul Ferdous Oishee, Sadia Nabila and Sumit Sengupta.

Other important characters in the movie made under the banner of Cop Creation are: Raisul Islam Asad, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shatabdi Wadud, Majnun Mizan, Iresh Jaker, Manoj Pramanik, Aref Syed, Sudip Biswas Deep, Rashed Mamun Apu, Ehsanul Rahman and many others.

The movie 'Mission Extreme', which was dedicated to Cool, was inspired by some of the breathtaking operations of the Counter Terrorism Unit of the police and the CTTC of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police. The story and screenplay were written by Superintendent of Police Sunny Sanwar himself. The film is co-produced by Mime Multimedia and Dhaka Detective Club. 

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