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Kirk Douglas Dies at 103

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Kirk Douglas, one of the oldest surviving movie stars from the golden age of Hollywood, died at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was 103 when he died. 

Michael Douglas, his son, announced his death on his Facebook page:

It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103. 

To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in setting a standard for all of us to aspire to.

But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter, he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great-grandchild their loving grandfather, and his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.

Kirk’s life was well-lived, and he leaves a legacy in a film that will endure for generations to come and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet.

Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad- I love you so much, and I am so proud to be your son. #KirkDouglas

Kirk Douglas had a severe stroke in 1996 and recovered long. He was seen in 2011 during the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway and even made a joke with her while they were presenting during the presentation for the best-supporting actress. 

From then on, he was slowly fading out of the spotlight.

He was considered to be one of the last flickering flames of the classic movies.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he was one of those big stars, a member of the leading men together with Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Steve McQueen, and Paul Newman. Like all of these men, he was instantly recognized for his dimpled chin, voice, and irresistible charm.

In his first decade, he had at least three movies in a year. Most of them were acclaimed for. He was nominated three times as best actor for the Academy Award.

He was known for his movies like Spartacus, Paths of Glory and Lonely are the Brave, for which he is more proud of.

During an interview with the New York Times, Mr. Douglas said, “I’ve always been attracted to characters who are a part scoundrel. I don’t find virtue photogenic.”

He made an autobiography, a best-selling, The Ragman’s Son, and mentioned: “To me, acting is creating an illusion, showing tremendous discipline, not losing yourself in the character that you’re portraying.” He added, “The actor never gets lost in the character he’s playing; the audience does.”

The Ragman’s son was born on December 9, 1916, in Amsterdam, New York. He was the son of illiterate Russian Jewish immigrants, according to his book. He was the only boy among the six children. 

Mr. Douglas said he had at least 40 jobs before he became successful in Hollywood.

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart
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NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (https://cutt.ly/NEWKID), announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.

BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.

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Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.

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PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years. 

Photo: Instagram @realllllmino

Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.

Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.

Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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