Apparently some folks at ABC have a hard time distinguishing between Indian beauty queens.
On Wednesday, the network apologized for airing footage of Indian actress Yukta Mookhey in a promotion for Priyanka Chopra, who stars in the network’s new series “Quantico,” according to Page Six.
The “Nightline” promo spot for the interview with Chopra mistakenly used images of Mookhey winning the Miss World competition in 2009, instead of Chopra winning the title in 2000. Oops!
Chopra noticed the error, as did viewers.
ABC issued an apology and updated the video on its website. Chopra, 33, tweeted, “Thank you for the correction @nightline… #Quantico.”
Somewhat ironically, the “Nightline” segment focused on racism Chopra has faced; she discusses the difficulty of confronting bullies in high school and the closed minds she comes up against today.
GO! WOMEN FILMMAKERS
Hosted by actress, producer and director Illeana Douglas. Turner Classic Movies’ “Trailblazing Women” programming, beginning today and running Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October, is shining a spotlight on cinema’s greatest female filmmakers and women who challenged gender stereotypes in a largely sexist industry.
Sadly, according to Women In Film, things haven’t chamged much recently. According to current statistics: Men outnumber women 23-to-1 as directors of the 1,300 top-grossing films since 2002; there’s a 5–to-1 ratio of men working on films to women; 15 percent of writers working in film are women; 20 percent of editors are women, and only 2 percent of cinematographers are female.
Upcoming TCM programs include director Allison Anders discussing Claudia Weill’s “Girlfriends” (1978) and Martha Coolidge’s “Valley Girl” (1983); director Julie Dash focusing on “African-American Independents,” including her own film, “Daughters of The Dust” (1991); director Connie Field on “Essential Documentaries,” including her own “The Life And Times Of Rosie The Riveter” (1980) and director Amy Heckerling on “The 1980s: A Step Forward,” including her own film, “Look Who’s Talking” (1989) and “The 1990s: Mainstream Hits.”
Algonquin Books will publish “Make Trouble” by “Pink Flamingo” director John Waters; the volume contains the subversive commencement address he gave to the Rhode Island School of Design’s graduating class of 2015 in which he encourages young people to embrace chaos, void assholes, make their political enemies laugh and challenge the status quo.
Actress Brie Larson is 26. ,,, Actor Zach Galifianakis is 46. … Actor Christopher Titus is 51. … Singer Youssou N’Dour is 56. … Singer Howard Hewett is 60. … Actor Randy Quaid is 65. … Actress Stella Stevens is 77. … Actress-singer Julie Andrews is 80.
— Staff, wire report
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