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Michael Bublé vs. polar bear: singer recalls near-death bout

With the holidays behind him, Michael Bublé is no longer singing about having a merry little Christmas. Instead, he’s recalling a hellish wintry scene when he almost got attacked by a group of polar bears.The “Home” and “Everything” singer was a guest on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” where Clarkson asked him about his brush with death. Bublé said he had just finished filming the 2003 survival drama “The Snow Walker” and was celebrating with the cast in Churchill, Manitoba, a town along the coast of the Hudson Bay in…

‘The Shephard’ inspired by my near-death experience while flying a jet: John

Hollywood star John Travolta said that he was inspired to make ‘The Shephard’ based on his own personal brush with near-death. Travolta’s film is adapted from a novel by Frederick Forsyth. Speaking to BBC, the actor said: “The kismet of the project is, I actually experienced a total electrical failure, not in a Vampire but a corporate jet, over Washington DC, prior to my discovering the book,” Deadline reported. “So when I read the book, it resonated more because of this experience I…

Idris Elba recalls near-death experience in the USA

English actor Idris Elba, who is well known for his roles in films such as ‘The Suicide Squad’, ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Mandela: Walk to Freedom’ and the detective series ‘Luther’, has revealed that he once nearly lost his life in the US as he was held nearly at gunpoint while trying to protect a woman. According to `The Mirror`, the actor recalling the terrifying incident said: "I nearly lost my f***ing life. A guy (was) whaling on his missus, screaming in her face,…

‘Work is therapy’: synth-pop icon Johnny Jewel on David Lynch, Chromatics and near-death experiences | Music

“Art is not a hobby, it’s a necessity,” says Johnny Jewel. “I have an unquenchable thirst for sound and tone.”Jewel has been thirsty for two decades. He has produced shimmering and dreamy synth-pop, slick noir disco and infectious dance-rock via his bands Glass Candy, Chromatics and Desire. He was personally asked to remix the Weeknd’s multibillion-streamed megahit Blinding Lights, and his compositions have been sampled by everyone from 21 Savage to Jarvis Cocker. On top of releasing several solo albums, he runs a…

Scarlett Johansson recalls emotional visit with Jeremy Renner after his near-death experience

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeScarlett Johansson has opened up about her recent visit to see Jeremy Renner following his near-death experience. On New Year’s Day, the Hawkeye star was airlifted to hospital after being “crushed” by a PistenBully snowplough.During his two-week hospital stint, Renner was treated for numerous injuries, including a collapsed chest, orthopaedic injuries and over 30 broken…

Jane Seymour says she ‘saw the white light’ in near-death experience: ‘I saw everyone screaming and trying to resuscitate me’

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeJane Seymour has opened up about a near-death experience she had in 1988.The actor, 72, who rose to fame as Bond girl Solitaire in the 007 film Live and Let Die, nearly died after she contracted bronchitis during filming and an antibiotic was injected into a vein rather than a muscle.Asked in a new interview in The Times Magazine about whether she believes anything happens after we…

‘Do you think we might die today? Yes’: Sam Neill recalls near-death experience on set of Jurassic Park

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeSam Neill has recalled the time he and the Jurassic Park crew almost died on set.Neill, 75, starred in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster hit, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, alongside Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern.Writing in his recently released memoir Did I Ever Tell You This?, the actor reflected on a particularly dangerous day on set for the dinosaur film.“We…

Brendan Fraser’s terrifying near-death experience on the set of ‘The Mummy’ | Hollywood

Brendan Fraser’s performance in the 1999 film The Mummy captured audiences' imaginations and kick-started a new era of action-adventure movies. But behind the scenes, Fraser endured several injuries that led to multiple surgeries, and in a recent interview, he revealed a near-death experience that occurred while filming one of the movie's most memorable scenes. Accidental Choking SceneIn a recent interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Brendan Fraser recalled a terrifying incident during filming when he was accidentally…

Brendan Fraser recalls near-death experience on The Mummy set after ‘joining Mel Gibson club’

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeBrendan Fraser has recalled almost dying while starring in The Mummy.The actor is continuing his awards campaign with just over a week to go until the Oscars, where he is nominated for Best Actor for his performance in The Whale.On Tuesday (28 February), Fraser was a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, where he discussed shooting a sequence for the 1999 adventure film in which his…

A Supernatural Cult Classic Survives a Near-Death Streaming Experience

We now live in a world where even mediocre movies are subjected to remakes or reboots if they’ve got enough in the way of name recognition and staying power, but everyone would agree that one version of Flatliners was all we needed. Despite enduring for over 30 years as a cult favorite, it wouldn’t be unfair to suggest that Joel Schumacher’s 1990 psychological thriller is far from a universally-adored masterpiece, with initial and retrospective reviews tarring it with a distinctly average brush. That doesn’t mean we…