Quentin Tarantino to focus on family after stepping away from directing

Quentin Tarantino’s decision to walk away from directing after one more film is centred around his upcoming role as a dad.The father-to-be has often talked of retiring from moviemaking after making 10 films, and as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is his …

Quentin Tarantino’s decision to walk away from directing after one more film is centred around his upcoming role as a dad.

The father-to-be has often talked of retiring from moviemaking after making 10 films, and as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is his ninth, he recently admitted this part of his career is winding down.

Confirming his decision on ABC News website Popcorn, Tarantino confessed his changing family dynamic made it easy to consider a new direction.

“I kind of feel this is the time for the third act (of my life) to just lean a little bit more into the literary, which would be good as a new father, as a new husband,” he said, revealing he plans to write more. “I wouldn’t be grabbing my family and yanking them to Germany or Sri Lanka or wherever the next story takes place. I can be a little bit more of a homebody and become a little bit more of a man of letters.”

The director’s wife, singer Daniella Pick, is pregnant with the couple’s first child. They announced the news back in August.

Tarantino also feels it is time to step aside and let younger filmmakers shine.

“I guess I do feel that directing is a young man’s game,” the 56-year-old added. “I do feel that cinema is changing and I’m a little bit part of the old guard.”

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Emily Ratajkowski: ‘Women should be able to wear a burka or a bikini without judgment’

Emily Ratajkowski is tired of women attracting criticism over their personal clothing choices.Since launching her career in 2013, the model/actress has risen to prominence for using her platform to call out instances of body shaming as well as to promo…

Emily Ratajkowski is tired of women attracting criticism over their personal clothing choices.

Since launching her career in 2013, the model/actress has risen to prominence for using her platform to call out instances of body shaming as well as to promote women’s rights.

Discussing feminism during a recent interview with ABC News’ Nightline programme, Emily explained that it’s very important to her that women are able to do and wear whatever they want.

“It’s about not limiting options or saying someone is a bad feminist,” she said. “It’s just about the ability to choose to be whatever kind of woman you want to be, to live whatever kind of life you want, to dress however you want, whether it be in a burka or a bikini.”

Previously, Emily has spoken out in defence of Kim Kardashian and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump after both women were subjected to derogatory comments, and she has no plans to stop addressing the issue, as she believes men are rarely attacked in the same way.

“I think that we shouldn’t be taking women for how they represent themselves or their body or even their sexual past and judging them for those things because that’s just not something we do with men,” the 28-year-old commented. “For me, it’s not even about taking the narrative into my own hands. It’s about calling out moments where there are inequality and unfairness.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Emily addressed her appearance in Robin Thicke’s controversial Blurred Lines video in 2013. She and other models danced topless in the unrated cut, and while the clip was accused of hypersexualising women, the brunette beauty insisted she was always at ease on set.

“The director, Diane Martel, is a really brilliant woman who understood exactly what she was doing,” she shared. “So, I felt very comfortable with the sort of things that maybe some people deemed controversial. I understood what the idea was, and I liked it.

“(The women) were depicted as not taking themselves too seriously not taking these men at all seriously… there was a lot of humour behind it…it was about having fun and women embracing their bodies.”

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Karolina Kurkova: ‘There’s no such thing as the worst advice’

Karolina Kurkova is certain that all advice is good advice.The Czech supermodel started her fashion career at the age of 15 and became one of the youngest models to ever land a U.S. Vogue cover when she posed for the publication at 16 years old. She th…

Karolina Kurkova is certain that all advice is good advice.

The Czech supermodel started her fashion career at the age of 15 and became one of the youngest models to ever land a U.S. Vogue cover when she posed for the publication at 16 years old.

She then went on to work with brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Max Mara, and was even chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra during the 2002 and the 2006 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. And for anybody else looking for career success, Karolina is adamant that you should make the most of all the advice on offer.

“I feel like there’s not such a thing as the worst advice,” she told ABC News’ chief business, technology and economics correspondent, Rebecca Jarvis. “I think that every (piece of) advice, you learn something from and you grow from.”

“I always welcome people’s suggestions, advice, criticism, it’s really what you do with it,” she continued. “I think it’s important how it’s delivered to you…how it’s communicated, and then you use it or you don’t. Each decision will take you places, as long as you’re growing and you’re evolving…I think that’s important.”

In addition to modelling, the 34-year-old has also dabbled in film, worked with child welfare organisations and is also the founder of Gryph and IvyRose, a herbal care product line for children.

However, all her success may not have been possible if it wasn’t for her friend who sent photographs of Karolina to a modelling agency in Prague.

“Without telling me,” the fashion icon recalled. “First, my friend didn’t tell me that she’s going to send it to an agency, so I wanted to kill her. Second, I’m thinking, ‘Well, me and as a model? I mean they must be crazy. There’s no way I could be a model.'”

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Harvey Weinstein’s top attorney to exit sex assault case – report

Harvey Weinstein is reportedly set to part ways with his high-powered attorney Benjamin Brafman as he prepares to stand trial in New York on sex assault charges. The disgraced movie mogul stands accused of raping an unidentified woman in his hotel roo…

Harvey Weinstein is reportedly set to part ways with his high-powered attorney Benjamin Brafman as he prepares to stand trial in New York on sex assault charges.

The disgraced movie mogul stands accused of raping an unidentified woman in his hotel room in 2013 and forcing another into a sex act in 2006, but he has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex, and Brafman has been fighting to have the criminal counts dismissed due to a lack of evidence.

However, as the case moves forward, it appears Brafman will no longer be representing Weinstein.

According to ABC News, the top attorney is set to withdraw from the producer’s team of legal representatives after purportedly clashing with his client over defence tactics.

A spokesperson for Weinstein did not deny the claims of Brafman’s exit from the case, but insisted there was nothing to address just yet.

Prior to the split, Brafman was successful in having charges relating to one of the three sexual assault incidents filed against Weinstein dropped.

He then claimed to have obtained email evidence suggesting many of the statements made about Weinstein’s supposed bad behaviour by his two alleged victims were fabricated, and also attacked prosecutors for putting forth a “deeply flawed indictment,” accusing them of seeking to try the case in the press.

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to five counts of felony sexual assault and is free on $1 million (£760,000) bail.

A pre-trial conference is set to take place on 7 March, ahead of his trial in May (19).

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