“Pecado Mortal” terá trama parecida com “Amor à Vida” na Record


Personagem de Maytê Piragibe sequestrará bebê em “Pecado Mortal” – Divulgação/TV Record

Primeira novela de Carlos Lombardi na Record, “Pecado Mortal” terá uma trama parecida com a de “Amor à Vida”, da Globo: o roubo de um bebê.

Ambientada no Rio de Janeiro dos anos 70, “Pecado Mortal” vai focar na disputa de traficantes de drogas e bicheiros pelo controle das favelas.

Mas também haverá a história de Marco Antônio (ator ainda não definido). Na primeira fase do folhetim, que se passará em 1940, ele será sequestrado ainda bebê por Donana (Maytê Piragibe).

Segundo informações da coluna “Outro Canal”, após sofrer um aborto, ela rapta Marco Antônio, que é filho de seu marido, o chefe do jogo do bicho Michele (Luiz Guilherme), em um caso extraconjugal com Estela (Marcela Barrozo).

Donana coloca o bebê no lugar do seu filho morto e ainda manda assassinar a rival.

Em “Amor à Vida”, escrita por Walcyr Carrasco, Bruno (Malvino Salvador) perde a mulher e seu filho no parto e acaba substituindo o bebê por Paulinha (Klara Castanha), encontrada numa caçamba de lixo.

Na nova novela da Record, acontece a passagem de 30 anos e só depois disso será descoberto que Estela (que na segunda fase será interpretada por Betty Lago) foi poupada da morte pelo capanga e tentará descobrir o paradeiro de seu filho, Marco Antônio.

“Pecado Mortal” tem previsão de estreia para outubro, substituindo “Dona Xepa”.


Harawira hearing: Court shown protest footage

6:06 PM Tuesday Jul 23, 2013

Mana Party Leader Hone Harawira at Auckland District Court. Photo / NZ Herald

Mana Party Leader Hone Harawira at Auckland District Court. Photo / NZ Herald

Video footage of chaotic scenes at an Auckland housing protest in which Mana Party leader Hone Harawira was arrested last year has been played to a court.

Harawira was in Auckland District Court today defending a charge of failing to comply with a police instruction, an offence punishable by a $10,000 fine.

He was arrested last October when he joined protesters – fighting the removal of state houses in the east Auckland suburb of Glen Innes – who allegedly occupied a property being removed in preparation for redevelopment.

Harawira allegedly locked himself in his car and turned his music up loud, blocking a Housing New Zealand-contracted truck and trailer unit from accessing the property.

Footage of the incident shot by a forensic police photographer was played to the court this afternoon.

Giving evidence in court, the officer in charge of the police operation, Inspector Peter Gibson, said Harawira did not move despite numerous requests by police.


“I went up to the driver’s side and knocked on the window and received no response. I then knocked even harder on the window. I received no response. The driver, Mr Harawira, was just looking straight ahead,” Mr Gibson said.

He knocked some more, and even positioned himself at the front of the vehicle in Harawira’s line of sight, he said.

“There was no response to that. I then went back to the driver’s side again and knocked on the window once more and again received no response.”

Police eventually smashed a back window of the car and arrested Harawira, along with four other protesters.

Mr Gibson, told the court it was police’s lawful duty to assist the truck to leave the location.

Harawira, who represented himself in court, quizzed him about the legality of his arrest, and whether the charge was appropriate.

He asked whether Mr Gibson had heard loud music coming from his car, to which he responded he had, and whether it was even possible for him to move his car given there was a police vehicle directly behind him.

Harawira asked Mr Gibson over the feelings of Glen Innes residents set to lose their homes.

“Are you aware of the depth of feeling the people of Glenn Innes have about this issue?” he asked, and Mr Gibson said that he was.

Harawira’s supporters were too numerous to fit into the court room, prompting an apology from Judge Stan Thorburn.

Harawira’s hearing is set down for two days.



The New Zealand Herald

Liverpool legend spruiks A-League

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 2:00 PM

Liverpool legend and former A-League star Robbie Fowler has admitted he has become an advocate for the Hyundai A-League, advising those that ask about the league to make the trip down under.

Fowler has returned to Australia as a part of Liverpool’s first visit to the country when they take on Melbourne Victory tomorrow night and believes others should follow in his footsteps and play in Australia’s domestic league.

“I loved my time here and I was grateful for getting the opportunity to come over and play in Australia,” said Fowler.

“Anyone who has asked me about the A-League I’ve been a great advocate and told them how great it is, not just about the football but also the lifestyle as well and the people of Australia have always been fantastic to me.

“It is probably one of the best decisions I’d done coming over here and playing here for a few years.”

Having kept an eye on the development of the league since his departure, the former North Queensland Fury and Perth Glory player believes football is on the rise down under.

“I thought it (the A-League) was a tough league with some great players and some great leagues and is played in great stadiums,” said Fowler.

“I think it has the infrastructure to become bigger and better.”

Fowler arrived with Liverpool on Sunday and said that the reception the players received was astonishing.

“I’ve been all over the world with Liverpool as an individual and we’ve always got a magnificent reception but I think when we touched down the reception that we got from the fans at the airport was phenomenal.

“I don’t think many people expected it to be fair.”

Despite playing in front of a packed Anfield on almost a weekly basis back home, Fowler thinks the players will be in for something special when they head out on the hallowed turf of the MCG.

“There is going to be a lot of excited players who are getting the chance to walk out and play in it.

“We know it’s not a football stadium but if you get the chance to play in a stadium like that then it is just extra special.

“It’s going to be eighty or ninety thousand people there singing. Hopefully it’s a good game and good show for all of them.”

The match will be broadcast around Australia on channel 7 and 7 Mate. Check local guides for details.



Football Federation Australia

Socceroos set to improve against Japan

Michael Huguenin, Omnisport

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 3:14 PM

Socceroos set to improve against Japan


Date: Thursday July 25
Kick-off: 9.00pm AEST
Venue: Hwaseong Stadium , Hwaseong

Played: 8, Wins: Japan 3, Australia 2, Draws: 3

Past five matches:
Japan 3-3 China, East Asian Cup, Seoul, July 21 2013
Japan 1-2 Mexico, Confederations Cup, Belo Horizonte, 22 June 2013
Italy 4-3 Japan, Confederations Cup, Recife, 19 June 2013
Brazil 3-0 Japan, Confederations Cup, Brasilia, 15 June 2013
Iraq 0-1 Japan, World Cup qualifier, Doha, 11 June 2013

South Korea 0-0 Australia, East Asian Cup, Seoul, July 20 2013
Australia 1-0 Iraq, World Cup qualifier, Sydney, June 18 2013
Australia 4-0 Jordan, World Cup qualifier, Melbourne, June 11 2013
Japan 1-1 Australia, World Cup qualifier, Saitama, June 4 2013
Australia 2-2 Oman, World Cup qualifier, Sydney, March 26 2013

Socceroos head coach Holger Osieck will look to re-structure his midfield if Australia is to have any sort of any chance of taking out the East Asian Cup in their maiden appearance in the tournament.

The Socceroos barely touched the ball throughout Saturday’s 0-0 draw with hosts South Korea and only escaped with a point due to a phenomenal performance from goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic.

Galekovic made a string of impressive saves to keep a clean sheet in Seoul but Osieck will undoubtedly have been disappointed in the failure of his midfielders, Mark Milligan, Dario Vidosic and Ruben Zadkovich, plus substitute Erik Paartalu, to gain any sort of ascendency against the South Koreans.

Matt McKay, one of the few experienced players in Australia’s squad, could be shifted centrally after struggling to get involved as a left-winger versus South Korea, while Aaron Mooy deserves a chance after a strong campaign with A-League premiers Western Sydney Wanderers last season.

Osieck may also be tempted to play Archie Thompson as the central striker against Japan as the Melbourne Victory veteran seemed almost stranded on the right wing in the Socceroos East Asian Cup opener.

If Thompson does play down the middle and McKay is picked in central midfield, Mitch Nichols, Craig Goodwin, Adam Taggart and Connor Pain could all play a role out wide.

For Japan head coach Alberto Zaccheroni, the focus since Sunday’s 3-3 draw with China will have been on his team’s defence. Japan have conceded 12 times in their past four games and threw away a two-goal lead in the last 10 minutes against China.

Japan went behind early on Sunday through a penalty from Wang Yongpo and while goals from Yuzo Kurihara, Yoichiro Kakitani and Masato Kudo looked to have put Zaccheroni’s team on track for victory, China hit back.

Wang scored another penalty and Sun Ke slotted the equaliser in the 87th minute to secure a point, which has kept the East Asian Cup all square heading into the second round of games.

If Japan are as defensively frail on Thursday, Osieck and the Socceroos may fancy their chances of sneaking a win just as they threatened to in a World Cup qualifier at the start of last month.


Football Federation Australia

Ange: Victory will attack Liverpool

Jonathan Healy, Omnisport

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 3:23 PM

Ange: Victory will attack Liverpool

Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou is predicting lots of goals when his side takes on English giant Liverpool at the MCG on Wednesday night.

It might be merely a pre-season friendly for the two sides, but both coaches are set to play as many of their stars as possible and try and entertain the expected crowd of over 90,000 people.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has already said that Luis Suarez and Steven Gerard will feature, while Postecoglou has assured fans he will have his charges ready to show just how good the standard is in the A-League.

Archie Thompson, Mark Milligan and Mitch Nichols are away with the Socceroos at the East Asian Cup and Adama Traore is out injured, but Postecoglou said that won’t stop his side going out there to beat the 18-time English League champions.

“We want entertainment and we want goals so I would settle for a 4-3,” the Victory coach said on Tuesday.

“We have been going for four weeks so our boys are in good physical condition.

“It is going to be a massive test, but what a massive opportunity for them.”

Postecoglou said his players must stick to what they have learnt at training and not get overawed by the class of the Liverpool players.

“We have got to go out there to play football as that is what we work on,” he said.

“If we change tomorrow night the players wouldn’t believe what I have been telling them for the past 18 months.

“We can go out there tomorrow and play defensively and fight for our lives, but that doesn’t become meaningful.

“I would rather go out there and give it everything we have got and we might create one or two magic moments for ourselves and a couple of individuals out there.

“If we can play our style of football against a world class opponent, even if it is in moments I reckon that is a good sign for us and where we are heading.”

And Postecoglou has told his young squad that a strong performance against Liverpool could lead his players to bigger contracts with overseas clubs.

“I always tell them that you don’t know who is watching,” he said.

“They are always in the shop window.

“Tomorrow night is an opportunity for someone to create a magic moment for them that could change their life.”

Football Federation Australia

New Socceroos fight to impress

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 4:50 PM

New Socceroos fight to impress

Having taken a largely inexperienced Socceroos squad to the EAFF East Asian Cup, head coach Holger Osieck has created a renewed rivalry within the side as they all aim to get the chance to impress throughout the whirlwind tournament.

One Socceroo that is looking to fight his way into frame for a World Cup call up is 23-year-old defender Ryan Mcgowan.

McGowan made his Socceroos debut in 2012 in Scotland and has now returned to an Australian squad that is as competitive as ever as every player fights to get in coach Holger Osieck’s good books.

“I think everyone’s goal is to catch the bosses eye by performing strongly in this tournament,” said McGowan.

“If you are picked in the side you have to make sure that you’re playing to the standard that he (Osieck) wants you too so you get chosen in future squads.

“Training has been good and the team is pumped up and we all want to play but know that if we don’t start then we are ready to go if we are needed at some point during the match.”

It was not the perfect opening for many of the players to push their claims for future selection after the Socceroos escaped with a 0-0 draw against hosts Korea but McGowan was optimistic the side would improve.

“After the first match we know have to play better and keep the ball more often.

“We didn’t play our best but we dug in and got the point and now are looking to improve in our next match.”

Next on the agenda is a team that the Socceroos are beginning to meet at regular intervals and one that is eager themselves to get all three points after giving up a two goal lead to draw 3-3 with China in their opening clash on Sunday.

“Australia are building a really good rivalry with Japan.

“We got a good result against them in Japan in the World Cup Qualifiers a couple of months ago but we know this is a new tournament.

“Both teams will be going out to get the three points which will be a big step to taking out this tournament.”

All four teams sit on a single point each and know that anything less than a win in their next match would make it very difficult for them to secure the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup.

“With the way that the results fell in the first matches we know that if we get a win over Japan that we then go into the match against China with a chance to take home the trophy.

“Everyone wants to do the best we possibly can. We are here to put in some good performances and obviously win.”

The crucial clash with Japan takes place at 9pm AEST this Thursday and will be shown live on Foxtel (coverage from 8:30pm).


Football Federation Australia

“Sangue Bom” expõe o universo das subcelebridades e faz refletir sobre a questão

Josafá Filho e Malu Mader em cena de “Sangue Bom” (Foto: Divulgação/TV Globo)

Fogueira das Vaidades” poderia ser também um bom título para “Sangue Bom”, a novela das sete da Globo. Além de entreter simplesmente, um dos grandes méritos da trama é trazer à tona os códigos e mazelas do mundo das pseudocelebridades, subcelebridades e afins. Sob o viés do nonsense, a novela usa a comédia e o deboche para evidenciar a ânsia generalizada em ficar famoso a qualquer preço, sem esforço ou mérito, a luta para se manter em evidência, e o preço pago quando se abre mão da vida privada em favor da pública.

Tendo a indústria da fofoca como um dos panos de fundo, a novela leva a refletir sobre esse universo sui-generis, em que o parecer é mais importante que o ser, e uma tênue linha separa o real do fictício. Um universo cada vez mais destrinchado pelo cidadão comum nesses tempos de Internet e celulares com câmeras potentes – basta estar no local certo na hora certa para qualquer um facilmente virar um paparazzoacidental.

Duas frases chamaram a atenção no capítulo deste sábado (20/07) e resumem bem o que a novela se propõe.

Nesse meio, tudo o que parece, é!
A frase se refere à sexualidade de Felipinho (Josafá Filho). Se ele é gay ou não, pouco importava para a trama até então. Nem a mãe do rapaz, Rosemere (Malu Mader), já havia se perguntado isso. Tanto que, diante da celeuma que virou a questão, ela nega veementemente que o filho seja gay e acaba expondo o próprio preconceito. Os autores apontam a bola de neve criada pela mídia ao explorar à exaustão – ou até enquanto vender – um detalhe particular da subcelebridade, que veio à tona voluntariamente ou não. Na cabeça do deslumbrado “Famosinho da Casa Verde”, aparecer em público com uma mulher bonita (a Mulher Mangaba/Ellen Roche, no caso) virou questão de sobrevivência para manter-se em evidência – ou para negar sua própria homossexualidade.

Fiz um curso de teatro pela Internet
Se existe mesmo curso de teatro pela Internet, não sei, mas ficou claro que a intenção da frase era ironizar. Na novela, a secretária e aspirante a atriz Mari (Thaís Lago) ajudou a vilã Bárbara Ellen (Giulia Gam) em mais uma de suas armações em troca da promessa de um papel em um filme. É claro que Bárbara não cumpriu com o trato, e Mari ameaça jogar a verdade no ventilador. De novo, o vale tudo por um lugar ao sol. O mais engraçado é que a frase dita pela personagem aspirante a atriz caberia perfeitamente na boca da própria atriz em questão. Quem sabe sua escalação não foi proposital?

Na lógica de alguns personagens de “Sangue Bom”, talento é de menos, e parecer é mais importante que ser. Ter também. E parecer que tem, mais ainda. Finalizo eu também com duas frases de efeito. A fama é efêmera. E só se estabelece quem tem talento e competência. Mesmo porque, a indústria da subcelebridade e da fofoca se renova e se recicla incessantemente.


Nilson Xavier


“Fantástico” investe em pegadinha com verniz e tom politicamente correto

O “Fantástico” estreou neste domingo (21) o quadro “Vai Fazer o Quê?”, adaptado de um programa da rede americana ABC. Com pompa, a apresentadora Ana Paula Araújo explicou: “O repórter Ernesto Paglia conduziu uma série de experiências para descobrir como as pessoas reagem diante de situações polêmicas.”

O espectador logo descobriu que as tais experiências eram, na verdade, típicas “pegadinhas” – palavra não usada pelo “Fantástico”, que passou um verniz na brincadeira. A da estreia envolveu três rapazes que ofendiam e tentavam expulsar um mendigo de uma praça pública. Todos atores, filmados por câmeras escondidas. “Todo dia, em algum lugar, cenas assim simplesmente acontecem”, justificou o repórter.

Sempre que algum passante tentava ajudar o mendigo, Paglia interrompia a gravação e dizia: “Quero pedir desculpas por vocês estarem passando por este estresse, mas esta é uma cena montada.” Conseguiu arrancar frases edificantes de alguns. “A gente só está assim porque ninguém faz nada”, disse uma mulher indignada. “O mendigo também é um ser humano”, falou um homem.

Ao final, um passante entregou uma marmita com comida para o suposto mendigo. Explicou às câmeras que sempre que pode faz isso. O ator que viveu o personagem também falou, tirando a fantasia: “Foi o momento mais realista e emocionante que eu já tive até hoje”. Zeca Camargo completou o quadro com uma exaltação do politicamente correto: “Hoje você conheceu pessoas que, diante de uma agressão humilhante a um mendigo, se indignaram, tomaram uma atitude, não fecharam os olhos diante da injustiça. É fantástico que existam pessoas assim.”

“Vai Fazer o Quê?” lembra muito um tipo de “jornalismo justiceiro” que fez algum sucesso no programa “Legendários”, da Record, apresentado por Elcio Coronato. Como lá, o quadro do “Fantástico” expõe pessoas comuns a situações artificialmente criadas com o objetivo de dar lições de moral e “ensinar” como os espectadores devem ou não se comportar. A diferença é que o programa da Globo privilegiou os que atuaram corretamente, tentando ajudar o “mendigo”, e não humilhou, como fazia Coronato, os que não fizeram nada.


Maurício Stycer


Globo também está cortando gastos


Na Globo, não foram poucos os casos de atores de São Paulo, que ficavam a semana inteira no Rio, por conta de gravação de uma cena ou outra de novela e sempre se pagou um preço muito caro por isso.
A informação é colocada no passado, porque agora há determinações para se evitar gasto excessivo.
“Amor à Vida”, por exemplo, de acordo com o pessoal da equipe, já foi enquadrada e as demais produções não serão poupadas. Coloca-se agora como necessário se planejar melhor o roteiro de trabalhos.

Então é isso. Mas amanhã tem mais. Tchau!


Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery