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Owen Wilson turned down ‘m offer’ to star in movie depicting OJ Simpson as innocent

Owen Wilson turned down ‘$12m offer’ to star in movie depicting OJ Simpson as innocent

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Owen Wilson has reportedly turned down a leading role in an upcoming film that depicts OJ Simpson as innocent of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. The film, which is titled The Juice and has been described as a “satirical thriller”, is being directed by British filmmaker Joshua Newton. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Newton said that he had approached Wilson about playing Douglas McCann, a real-life attorney who delved into the many conspiracy theories that surrounded Simpson’s 1995 murder trial. “Owen Wilson was perfect for the role,” said Newton. “I actually had a meeting with him in Santa Monica. Everybody loved the script. His agent wanted him to do it. We offered him $12m. But at the end of the lunch, Owen stood up and said, ‘If you think I’m going to take the lead role in a movie about how OJ …

Cameron Diaz, 51, unveils chef-worthy kitchen at m home with Benji Madden for second baby

Cameron Diaz, 51, unveils chef-worthy kitchen at $12m home with Benji Madden for second baby

Cameron Diaz and her husband Benji Madden are once again in the newborn bubble as they recently announced that they have welcomed their second baby. The Charlie’s Angels actress, 51, and the Good Charlotte rocker, 45, are already parents to four-year-old daughter, Raddix, but are now parents twice over after they welcomed baby Cardinal to the world. Benji shared the happy news in a joint Instagram post with his wife. “We are blessed and excited to announce the birth of our Son, Cardinal Madden,” the caption read. “He is awesome and we are all so happy he is here! For the kids’ safety and privacy, we won’t be posting any pictures – but he’s really cute. We are feeling so blessed and grateful. Sending much love from our fam [sic] to yours. Best wishes and Good Afternoon!!” © GettyBenji Madden and Cameron Diaz are now parents of two children The couple, who married nine years ago, live with their children in a stunning mansion in Montecito, California, estimated to be worth around $12 million. According …

Healthcare platform Anima brings Salesforce-like capabilities to clinics, raises M

Healthcare platform Anima brings Salesforce-like capabilities to clinics, raises $12M

Globally, healthcare IT systems are groaning under the weight of legacy platforms. Thankfully, there’s a new wave of startups entering the arena: UK startup Anima is a “care enablement” platform that operates almost like a combination of Slack, Salesforce and Figma, but for healthcare clinics and hospitals. The company recently raised a $12 million Series A funding round led by Molten Ventures, with participation from existing investors Hummingbird Ventures, Amino Collective and Y Combinator, as well as new angel investors including Sidar Sahin, founder of Peak Games. Anima, a graduate of Y Combinator’s Winter 2021 batch, launched in September 2022 and is now used in 150 NHS clinics in England. The startup’s software lets clinic staff process and file healthcare documents, but adds in a higher degree of automation compared to legacy systems. “Anima can take a specific medical history, autonomously, for any presenting complaint, and present this to the clinic with potential differential diagnoses and suggested next steps, ensuring red flags are not missed,” Shun Pang, co-founder and CEO of Anima, told TechCrunch. “The …

David and Victoria Beckham’s £12m Cotswolds mansion is the new ‘Beckingham Palace’

David and Victoria Beckham’s £12m Cotswolds mansion is the new ‘Beckingham Palace’

When you’re one of the world’s most famous couples, it’s only right that you have the property portfolio to match your high status. The Beckhams are fortunate enough to have more than one home under their belt, but David and Victoria Beckham’s country bolthole is the jewel in their showbiz-royalty crown. The former professional footballer and the ex-Spice Girls singer spend a lot of time at their London townhouse, estimated to be worth £31 million, and they also have their swanky Miami apartment, worth $24 million. However, their Cotswold farmhouse, worth around £12 million, is the ultimate palatial haven for the famous couple and their four children. The home features many luxurious elements including generous living areas to relax in, a huge kitchen for the whole family to cook up feasts, and acres of land to embrace the great outdoors. © InstagramVictoria and David Beckham at home in the Cotswolds At the height of ‘Posh and Becks’ mania, David and Victoria even gave their former home in Essex the moniker ‘Beckingham Palace’, but it seems …

Advertising downturn punches £12m hole in Guardian budget

Advertising downturn punches £12m hole in Guardian budget

Guardian News and Media headquarters at 90 York Way, London. Picture: Google Street View Advertising revenue at Guardian News and Media was down £9m (16%) in the nine months to 31 December, the publisher has told staff. The ad downturn accounted for £12m of a £17m revenue shortfall compared to budget in the first three quarters of the Guardian and Observer publisher’s financial year. Membership revenue from readers was £3m behind budget and other revenue types are £2m behind budget. GNM brought in £192m in revenue in the nine months, down £10m or 5% compared to the same period in 2022. The publisher told staff in a quarterly update, seen by Press Gazette, that it anticipated a cash outflow of approximately £39m in the 2023/24 financial year (which runs to the end of March), versus £17m in the previous year, due to the revenue decline and cost of investment in technology. How far below budget is The Guardian’s advertising revenue? GNM had budgeted for £60m in advertising revenue between 1 April and 31 December, but …

Aniai is bringing a burger-cooking robot to restaurants with M

Aniai is bringing a burger-cooking robot to restaurants with $12M

Aniai, a startup that has built a burger-grilling robot, Alpha Grill, said today it has raised $12 million, bringing its total raise to $15 million. The money will go toward launching its first manufacturing facility, Factory One, in South Korea. The firm will also be deploying a cloud-based AI software platform for the robot called Alpha Cloud. Robot adoption in the restaurant business is becoming popular as it can help restaurants address their high pain points like labor shortages, and rising wage issues. Robotics enables restaurants to save 30% to 70% of labor costs, and restaurants could replace more than 80% of restaurant positions with robots, according to a research report.  “Burger chains hire six to eight kitchen staff per shift to grill burgers,” Aniai CEO Gunpil Hwang said. “Alpha Grill enables restaurants to engage only one staff member to grill burgers.” The New York-headquartered startup says it will launch Factory One this year to meet the growing market demand for Alpha Grill, with around 500 pre-orders for delivery starting in the first quarter of 2024. …

Kourtney Kardashian reveals major home update at m desert home just months after giving birth

Kourtney Kardashian reveals major home update at $12m desert home just months after giving birth

Kourtney Kardashian has recently given her fans a sneak peek into the major construction happening at her lavish $12 million Palm Springs mansion.  The 44-year-old shared a brief video on Saturday, showcasing a construction zone in the courtyard of her vacation home in La Quinta, California. “Hi construction zone,” she captioned, revealing piles of dirt and debris outside her home’s large panel windows. Purchased in May 2021, this single-level property boasts six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, featuring a tranquil courtyard with a sitting area and fire pit.  The ongoing construction suggests that the Lemme founder and reality TV star is planning a significant makeover for this space.  © InstagramKourtney’s home is under construction The house also offers panoramic views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and overlooks the 16th tee of the Tom Fazio-designed golf course. It was initially listed for $13,995,000 in February 2021. This renovation project comes just weeks after Kourtney and her husband, Travis Barker, 48, welcomed their son, Rocky Thirteen Barker.  Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter Penelope at home The couple, who tied the …

Kourtney Kardashian reveals major update at m desert home just months after giving birth

Kourtney Kardashian reveals major update at $12m desert home just months after giving birth

Kourtney Kardashian has recently given her fans a sneak peek into the major construction happening at her lavish $12 million Palm Springs mansion.  The 44-year-old shared a brief video on Saturday, showcasing a construction zone in the courtyard of her vacation home in La Quinta, California. “Hi construction zone,” she captioned, revealing piles of dirt and debris outside her home’s large panel windows. Purchased in May 2021, this single-level property boasts six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, featuring a tranquil courtyard with a sitting area and fire pit.  The ongoing construction suggests that the Lemme founder and reality TV star is planning a significant makeover for this space.  © InstagramKourtney’s home is under construction The house also offers panoramic views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and overlooks the 16th tee of the Tom Fazio-designed golf course. It was initially listed for $13,995,000 in February 2021. This renovation project comes just weeks after Kourtney and her husband, Travis Barker, 48, welcomed their son, Rocky Thirteen Barker.  Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter Penelope at home The couple, who tied the …

AI graphic design tool Recraft gets M to launch a foundation model

AI graphic design tool Recraft gets $12M to launch a foundation model

London-based Recraft, a startup offering brands an AI-powered graphic design generator, today announced it has raised $12 million in a series A round of funding. The investment has been co-led by Khosla Ventures and former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, with participation from RTP Global, Abstract VC, Basis Set Ventures, Elad Gil and other angels. Founded by Anna Veronika Dorogush, who created CatBoost open-source gradient boosting library, the startup said it plans to use the capital to build its product and train its own graphic design foundation model that could help brands not only generate consistent designs as per their color palette and style but also iterate on them quickly. It joins a bunch of AI startups vying for the elusive creative AI space – a market expected to grow at a CAGR of over 34% between 2022 and 2032. What does Recraft bring to the table? While there are many tools to create AI-based art, most prominently Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and DALL-E 3, Recraft differentiates by targeting the niche professional segment or brand-centric graphic designing. …

UK-based Ooodles raises M to scale up its device-leasing services

UK-based Ooodles raises $12M to scale up its device-leasing services

While refurbished device marketplaces like Back Market have raised substantial amounts in funding (Back Market reached a $5.7B valuation last year after a D round) and Raylo in the UK provides leases for electronics (it’s raised raised $180.6M from the likes of Octopus Ventures and Channel 4 Ventures), the device leasing services for small businesses and enterprises powered by venture funding is relatively unexplored. Indeed, the options for companies that want to lease devices tend to be limited to small IT service companies. This possibly explains why UK-based Ooodles, which services this market, has now raised a $12 million funding round, led by Paris-based asset manager, Smart Lenders Asset Management (SLAM). Founded in 2021 by Leonardo Poggiali, a veteran of Sony Mobile and Jawbone, Ooodles leases high-end laptops, phones, and other such hardware on a monthly, Pay-As-You-Go subscription model. That’s useful for the cliamte. The UN estimates that around 50 million tonnes of e-waste is produced each year, but 20% is formally recycled and reused. Source link