Football star Neymar to cast in Netflix's 'La Casa De Papel'

The show, also known as “Money Heist,” is about a daring heist. (AFP)
Updated 30 August 2019

Football star Neymar to cast in Netflix's 'La Casa De Papel'

DUBAI: The Brazilian football player Neymar, announced on social media that he will be staring in the hugely popular Spanish Netflix original “La Casa De Papel” on Wednesday.

Neymar, the Paris Saint-Germain striker, wrote to his 124 million Instagram followers, “I was able to realize my dream and be part of my favorite series, and now I can share Joao with you all! Thank you @lacasadepapel!”

Fans were able to find leaked footage from the show of Neymar, who plays the role of a monk.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

. مقطع مسرب لـ نيمار في مسلسل #lacasadepapel . . A leaked footage of Neymar in #lacasadepapel

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The show, also known as “Money Heist,” is about a daring heist.

Since its launch in May 2017, “La Casa de Papel” has become the most-watched non-English language series in Netflix’s history.

The Serbian actor Darko Peric, who plays the role of Helsinki, took to Instagram to welcome Neymar to the crew. He wrote, “We have a new kid in the gang. Welcome @neymarjr.”

In 2017, Neymar became the most expensive player in the world when he moved from Barcelona to PSG for €222 million (about $250 million).

This week, a Barcelona official involved in the negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar said the Catalan club are “closer” to reaching a deal for the player’s return.

Javier Bordas told Spanish media on Tuesday there is no agreement yet with PSG but negotiations are ongoing.


American singer/song writer John Legend speaks out against Palestinian suffering

John Legend has spoken out against the occupation of Palestine during a podcast. (AFP)
Updated 20 February 2020

American singer/song writer John Legend speaks out against Palestinian suffering

  • Legend spoke on Palestinian rights during a podcast with the online news platform The Intercept earlier this week

DUBAI: The American singer-song writer, John Legend, has spoken out against the occupation of Palestine during a podcast.

“That’s a baseline for human position,” Legend said on Palestinian rights during a podcast with the online news platform The Intercept earlier this week. 

The 41-year-old artist, according to the host Mehdi Hasan, is one of the few celebrities who has linked the fight for human rights, civil liberties, the fight against detention and mass incarceration in the US and in “the occupied Palestinian territories.” “How did you come to that position?” the host asked. 

“There should not be a whole group of people in a county, just because of their nationality or religion, being held in open-air prisons, denied freedom of movement and having their land annexed by settlers. That’s just a human position,” the “All of Me” singer replied. 

“I think, as someone who is observing what’s going on, and saying ‘This is right,’ or ‘This is wrong,’ clearly it’s wrong what is happening to the Palestinians, it’s so obvious,” he added. “Anybody who doesn’t believe that’s the case is being willfully blind, I believe.”

It is not the first time the award-winning star has spoken out in favor of Palestinian rights. 

Last year, Legend appeared on the political panel show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” in which he said: “As progressives, we should also speak up for human rights for Palestinians, and for too long, I think, it has been out of bounds for progressives to speak up for the rights of Palestinians.”