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Cartoonist Narayan Debnath Dies At 97, Mamata Banerjee Mourns His Demise

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], January 18 (ANI): As the legendary cartoonist Narayan Debnath passed away after a prolonged illness at the age of 97, on Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mourned his demise with a social media tribute for the late Padma Shri awardee. Debnath was the creator of several Bengali comic characters and was undergoing treatment at Bellevue Hospital in Kolkata. Taking to her official Twitter handle, the CM expressed her grief by writing, “Extremely sad that the noted litterateur, illustrator, cartoonist, and creator of some immortal characters for children’s world, Narayan Debnath is no more. He had created Bantul the Great, Handa- Bhonda, Nonte- Fonte, figures that have been etched in our hearts for decades.” In a subsequent tweet, she added, “We were proud to bestow upon him Bengal’s highest award Banga Bibhusan in 2013. His passing away is certainly…

Hollywood

Daniel Bruhl Joins Lone Scherfig’s ‘The Movie Teller’

Washington [US], January 18 (ANI): ‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Daniel Bruhl has been roped in for Lone Scherfig’s upcoming feature ‘The Movie Teller’. The BAFTA-nominated actor, who recently reprised his Marvel role in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’, will star alongside Berenice Bejo and Antonio de la Torre in the film, reported Variety. Embankment Films is executive producing the film and have launched worldwide sales, co-repping Latin American rights with Latido Films. A Contracorriente Films’ Adolfo Blanco, Selenium Films’ Vincent Juillerat and Andres Mardones of Al Tiro Films are producing. Directed by BAFTA nominee Scherfig, ‘The Movie Teller’ sees Bruhl star as Nansen, a European outsider who, via his restraint and diplomacy, earns the respect of the families he encounters at a Chilean mine before embarking on a relationship with a local woman, Maria Magnolia (played by Bejo). In particular, Nansen becomes…

Entertainment Tamil

Suriya’s ‘Jai Bhim’ Features On Oscars’ YouTube Channel

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 18 (ANI): It’s been three months since Suriya’s ‘Jai Bhim’ had released, and it’s still making headlines for one reason or another. The latest news is that a scene from the film along with the director’s story narrative has been featured on the official YouTube channel of the Oscars. Directed by TJ Gnanavel, ‘Jai Bhim’ is a hard-hitting courtroom drama about the fight for the oppressed and caste-based discrimination. The film features Suriya in the role of real-life lawyer Chandru, who dedicated his life fighting for the oppressed without charging a single penny. And in the Oscars’ video, Gnanavel can be seen discussing how the story narrative was formed and executed. After seeing a glimpse of Suriya’s movie in the Oscars’ video, fans took to social media to express their happiness. “Jai Bhim is going places. Whatta news,” a social…

Entertainment TV/Web

Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ Trailer, First Poster Image Out

Washington [US], January 18 (ANI): Officially launching the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 2022 slate, the first trailer for its new series ‘Moon Knight’ was released on Tuesday, with the show set to premiere on March 30. Unlike previous Marvel series, which were based on existing characters from the company’s pre-2019 feature films, ‘Moon Knight’ charts a brand-new path, with a totally new set of characters and a storyline that has no clear initial connection to the MCU. Starring Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector, an ex-soldier who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, the action-adventure series set against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt finds the spectral superhero’s multiple identities thrust into a deadly war of the gods. He becomes the conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, which only further exacerbates Marc’s anxiety over his mental illness. The almost 2-minute-long trailer, set to the backdrop…

Entertainment Punjabi

Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu In Beautiful Orange Gown

Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu is one of the most active celebrities on social media these days. Her every picture and video simply takes the internet by storm. If you don’t believe us, just check out the latest picture of Harnaaz Sandhu and know for yourself. In the latest picture, Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu can be seen dressed in a beautiful orange dress. On one hand, it is the corset-style upper half of the gown, which is just sensuous, and on the other hand, the long trail adds a dreamy touch. Further, she completed the look with her long open hair and fresh face of makeup. And just like this, she made it hard for everyone to take their eyes off the diva. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu (@harnaazsandhu_03) Harnaaz Sandhu became Miss Universe in the last month of 2021. She brought home…

Entertainment Marathi

Shubhankar Tawde Tests Negative For Covid-19

Marathi star Shubhankar Tawde, who contracted the virus on January 10, 2022, has now fully recovered. The actor took to his Instagram handle to share this good with his fans. Almost 10 days after testing positive for Covid-19, Shubhankar Tawde has finally recovered. He wrote, “Hey Guys, Chotisi News I had tested Covid positive 10 days ago. I quarantined myself according to BMC guidelines. And now I am healthy and tested negative for Covid. So back to work stay safe and wear your mask” Meanwhile, on the work front, Shubhankar Tawde will be next seen in Riteish Deshmukh’s debut directorial ‘Ved’. It also stars Jiya Shankar, Ashok Saraf, and Genelia Deshmukh in pivotal roles.

Entertainment Kannada

Prajwal Devaraj, Pannaga Bharana To Collaborate For A Film

Childhood friends Prajwal Devaraj and Pannaga Bharana are set to collaborate on a film shortly and the script puja of the same was held this morning. Touted to be a wholesome family entertainer, the movie will go on floors in April. The script of the film has been written by Bollywood writer Adhir Bhat and the two buddies who had been wanting to work with each other for a while now, have been brought together owing to this script. Interestingly, another close friend of the duo, Rajshri Ponnappa is backing the movie. “I’m grateful that we friends have been finally able to collaborate on a project which we all had been wanting to do for a while now and Adhir’s vision has made it happen for us. Adhir has been working on this script for a year now and it’s turned out really well. Prajju loved it and has given us dates in April;…

Entertainment Telugu

Jr NTR’s Heartfelt Note For His Grandfather Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao On His 26th Death Anniversary

Jr NTR on Tuesday, January 18, shared a heartfelt message for his grandfather, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, on his twenty-sixth death anniversary. The legendary actor breathed his last on January 18, 1996, following a heart attack. Jr NTR took to Twitter to pen a note in Telugu for him on the occasion. Nandamuri Kalyanram, the brother of Jr NTR fondly remembered his grandfather Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao on his 26th death anniversary. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao had a massive contribution to the world of Indian Cinema. Throughout his long acting career, the legendary actor Kapoor has worked in many Telugu films a total of 300 films, and also produced and directed his own films. For his brilliant onscreen performances, Sr NTR has won many awards including, three National Film Awards, two Rashtrapai Awards, one Nandi Award and one Filmfare Award. He was also the recipient of the Padma Shri Award…

Entertainment Malayalam

Keerthy Suresh Tests Negative For Covid-19

National Award winning actress Keerthy Suresh can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The actress, who had contracted Covid-19, has tested negative for the novel coronavirus. Keerthy shared this good news with her followers on Twitter today (January 18). The actress posted a series of happy selfies while sharing her health update. Keerthy flashed her million-dollar smile as she posed for happy photos. As she informed her fans and loved ones about her health update, the actress also thanked them for their love and prayers. “‘Negative’ can mean a positive thing these days. Grateful for all your love and prayers, hope you had a lovely Pongal and Sankaranthi!,” she wrote on Twitter. Keerthy opted for a yellow kurti and completed her look by letting her hair loose and applying a bindi on her forehead. If you haven’t seen the actress’ tweet yet, take a look…

Entertainment TV/Web

Netflix Cancels Paris Hilton’s ‘Cooking With Paris’ After One Season

Washington [US], January 18 (ANI): Paris Hilton’s ‘Cooking With Paris’ will not return for a second season as Netflix has cancelled the cooking reality series after season one. As per People magazine, the show, which premiered in August 2021, is inspired by her successful YouTube videos of the same name. The six-episode series featured Hilton tackling a range of recipes, from savoury main dishes to lip-smacking desserts, with guests including Kim Kardashian West, Nikki Glaser, Demi Lovato, Saweetie, Lele Pons, and Kathy and Nicky Hilton. ‘Cooking With Paris’ showcased the host’s unconventional cooking practices. She flattened burgers with a diamond-encrusted spatula and dredged meat while donning a flashy feathered ensemble. Apart from featuring as the host of the show, Hilton also executive produced along with Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman, and Rebecca Hertz. Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation produced the show. This wasn’t Hilton’s…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

China Enters 40-Day Spring Festival Travel Rush Amid Nationwide COVID-19 Flare-Ups

Beijing [China], January 18 (ANI): The world’s largest human migration, China’s 40-day Chunyun or Spring Festival travel rush, kicked off on Monday amid nationwide COVID-19 flare-ups. As per Global Times, more than 1.18 billion trips are expected to be made countrywide during the 40-day travel rush. However, due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19 outbreaks, great uncertainties exist for this year’s Chunyun. A total of 280 million railway passenger trips are expected during the travel rush, of which the railway system in Beijing is expected to see 8.98 million trips, and about 9.1 million trips were expected to be made in Shanghai railway stations, according to the transportation departments. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said nearly 600,000 passenger flights during the Chunyun period were scheduled, and some 20,000 extra flights were approved to be arranged as well. The country will see about…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Study: Slow Eating & Thorough Chewing Help Prevent Obesity And Weight Gain

Shinjuku (Tokyo) [Japan], January 17 (ANI): A recent study by Waseda University, Japan, provided a causal link between chewing and diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT). The study, led by Dr Yuka Hamada and Professor Naoyuki Hayashi, has been published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports’. The fact that chewing food well makes a healthy eating habit is an age-old wisdom. Slow eating and thorough chewing help prevent obesity and weight gain — a view popularized a century back and tested afterwards in sporadic scientific studies. Typically, the chewing process reportedly enhanced the energy expenditure associated with the metabolism of food and increased intestinal motility — all summing up to an increased heat generation in the body after food intake, known as diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT). However, how prolonged chewing induces DIT in the body, remains unclear. DIT increased energy expenditure above the basal fasting level — a factor…

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Study Finds How We Feel Confident Or Doubtful About Our Decisions

Zurich [Switzerland], January 17 (ANI): A team of researchers has shown for the first time that decisions feel right to us if we have compared the options as attentively as possible — and if we are conscious of having done so. The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Nature Communications’. Buying a second-hand car at a good price feels good. But choosing a delicious-looking doughnut in the supermarket leaves us riddled with doubt. After all, we resolved to eat a healthier diet this year — so wouldn’t it be better to buy an apple? We’ve all experienced this feeling at one time or another: some decisions intuitively feel right, while others leave us feeling doubtful and may even cause us to revise our initial choice. But where does this feeling come from? For the first time, a team of researchers at…

Hollywood

Joss Whedon Breaks Silence On Misconduct Allegations, Calls Ray Fisher ‘Bad Actor’

Washington [US], January 18 (ANI): American filmmaker Joss Whedon refuted actor Gal Gadot’s allegations that he threatened her career, claiming that there was no conflict between Gadot and him on the sets of ‘Justice League’, calling it a misunderstanding due to language barrier. Whedon, who directed Gadot in the 2017 film ‘Justice League’, addressed her 2021 claims in a new interview with New York Magazine. Gadot had, in a previous interview, said that “he threatened my career and said that if I do something, he will make sure my career is miserable,” reported People magazine. “I don’t threaten people. Who does that?” Whedon said. The director claimed that the Israeli actor, who speaks fluent English, misunderstood him. “English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech,” Whedon told the magazine. The director acknowledged that they argued over…

Entertainment TV/Web

Farrah Abraham Arrested For Slapping Security Guard At Hollywood Nightclub

Washington [US], January 18 (ANI): American TV personality Farrah Abraham of ‘Teen Mom’ fame was recently arrested in Los Angeles after allegedly slapping a security guard. According to Fox News, a representative for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that the reality TV star was taken into custody on Saturday night. Police said that Abraham was arrested and booked after officers responded to a battery call at the nightclub where she was partying. Security at the location was told there was a possible fight on the rooftop of the establishment. When guards tried to escort Abraham out of location, she slapped one of them. “Security called LAPD and placed the suspect under [private persons arrest] PPA arrest for battery,” a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department reads. According to TMZ, someone at the club allegedly picked a fight with Abraham and her friend.…

Bollywood

Shahid Kapoor: ‘I Was Blessed To Have Spent So Much Time With Pandit Birju Maharaj Ji’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 18 (ANI): Actor Shahid Kapoor and his family had a close relationship with Pandit Birju Maharaj. Shahid and Ishaan Khatter’s mother Neelima Azeem had studied the Kathak form of Indian classical dance under Birju Maharaj. After learning about the demise of Birju Maharaj, Shahid penned an emotional tribute on social media, saying the late Kathak legend will always be like a father to his mother. “One of the greatest of all time in the world of Indian classical dance. Pandit Birju Maharaj Ji. I was blessed to have spent so much time with you. You will always be like a father to mom and your greatness in the arts is only superseded by your grace and beauty as a person,” he wrote. Shahid called Birju Maharaj’s death a “tragic loss.” “It’s a tragic loss to the entire nation and to…

Bollywood

Sara Ali Khan, Amrita Singh Visits Indore’s Khajrana Ganesh Temple

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], January 18 (ANI): Sara Ali Khan, who is currently shooting for a new film in Indore, recently took out time from her busy schedule to explore the city. On Monday, Sara along with her mother and veteran actor Amrita Singh paid a visit to Indore’s famous Khajrana Ganesh temple. The two visited the temple around 6:00 pm yesterday and stayed there for a while. After offering prayers to the Lord, Sara took to Instagram and shared a few pictures. In one of the images, Sara can be seen posing with her mother inside the temple premises. A few days ago, the mother-daughter duo visited the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple in Ujjain. Such visits prove Sara’s inclination towards religious beliefs.

Entertainment Tamil

Dhanush Parts Ways With Aishwarya R Dhanush After 18 Years Of Marriage

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Actor Dhanush on Monday shared a statement on social media announcing that he would be parting ways with Aishwarya R. Dhanush, his wife of 18 years. The ‘Raanjhanaa’ actor took to his Twitter handle and posted the statement that read, “18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well-wishers to each other The journey has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting.” “Today we stand at a place where our paths separate… Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better. Please do Respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with this. Om Namashivaaya! Spread love, D,” it continued. Dhanush had tied the knot with Aishwarya, daughter of megastar Rajinikanth, in a traditional South Indian ceremony on November 18,…

Bollywood

Twinkle Khanna Wonders If She’d Talk To Akshay Kumar If They Met Now, See Post

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 17 (ANI): Life is incomplete without a dash of humour, and Bollywood couple Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna makes sure to swear by this. On Monday, Akshay and Twinkle have completed 21 years of marital bliss. Marking the occasion, Twinkle took to Instagram and shared the morning conversation that she had with Akshay on their 21st wedding anniversary. “On our 21st anniversary, we have a chat.Me: You know, we are so different that if we met at a party today, I don’t know if I would even talk to you.Him: I would definitely talk to you.Me: Why am I not surprised. So like what? You would ask me out?Him: No, I would say, ‘Bhabhi ji, how is Bhai Sahab, kids fine? Ok Namaste,” Twinkle’s post read. Isn’t it hilarious? Alongside the caption, Twinkle shared a candid picture as the duo…

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Katrina Kaif Mark Ali Abbas Zafar’s Birthday With Throwback Pics

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 17 (ANI): As filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar clocked into his 40th birthday on Monday, Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif marked the occasion by sharing a sweet message for the ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ director. Katrina took to her Instagram handle and took a trip down memory lane by sharing a series of throwback pictures from the sets, featuring her friend. With each photo, the actor penned a heartfelt note. She wrote, “Dear Buddy…it’s your birthday. I do miss you…Sharing all my wisdom with u…….And how u always agree with me……Have a wonderous day.” In the photos, Katrina’s special bond with the director can be clearly seen. Ali too replied with equal warmth. He reposted the story on his Instagram and wrote- “Yes it’s my birthday, where is my gift?” Abbas and Katrina have worked together in films like ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and…

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Bollywood Fraternity Mourns Demise Of Pandit Birju Maharaj

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 17 (ANI): The demise of legendary Kathak icon Pandit Birju Maharaj on Monday left the Bollywood fraternity in shock, grieving his loss. Several celebs such as actor Ishaan Khatter, Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, filmmaker Subhash Ghai and more took to social media to pay an ode to the late classical dancer. Ishaan Khatter took to his Instagram handle and shared pictures and videos of Master-ji in an emotional tribute. He wrote, “A life that cannot be summed up in words. Pt. Birju Maharaj’s life was a gift to the world. The energy he created with his art will live on forever. He is the root of which countless branches were born. Taa thaee tat – Om tat sat. May his soul rest in eternal peace.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ishaan (@ishaankhatter) Amjad Ali Khan…

Entertainment Marathi

Nehha Pendse Tests Negative For COVID-19

Days after staying quarantined at home, Nehha Pendse has finally tested negative for COVID 19. While confirming the same, the ‘June’ actress took to her Instagram handle to share this good news with her fans. Nehha has shared her health update and wrote that she has finally recovered from the deadly virus. Taking to her Instagram story, Nehha share an adorable car selfie and wrote, “Guess who is tested negative for” Earlier, informing her fans about her COVID 19 diagnosis, the actress wrote, “After dogging the virus for 2 years, I, unfortunately, have caught it. Results are positive. I am in home quarantine. Have not stepped out or met anyone past few days. Being an introvert can be helpful at times.” Meanwhile, on the work front, Nehha’s much-awaited Marathi film ‘June’ was released on the OTT platform. She played a lead role in the film opposite Siddharth Menon.

Entertainment Kannada

Parul Yadav: ‘We Should Celebrate The Absolute Mastery Of Pandit Birju Maharaj’s Craft’

The news of Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj’s sad passing has left everyone grieving. The Padma Vibhushan awardee was 83 years old at the time of his demise which occurred due to a prior kidney ailment resulting in a cardiac arrest. Many noted personalities and film celebrities have taken to social media to condole his death and also express their admiration for his mastery over the craft. One such admirer is Kannada actor Parul Yadav who, being an avid dancer herself, expressed shock in her recent tweet and yet, urged everyone to celebrate his absolute mastery of the craft. “The joy he gave us and the legacy of the thousands of great dancers all over the world!” wrote Parul in her tweet. Belonging to a grand lineage of Kathak dancers, Pandit Birju Maharaj has contributed to several Hindi films such as ‘Desh Ishqiya’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’, and ‘Devdas’. Bollywood actor Madhuri…

Health & Lifestyle Vogue

Karisma Kapoor Is Picture Of Elegance In Ethnic Wear

Bollywood Actress Karisma Kapoor dropped sizzling pictures as “Monday motivation” for traditional look in neutrals. Making neutrals look oh-so-hot this winter, Karisma stunned in a pale pink embroidered ethnic wear and we are totally digging the minimalist fashion style. Taking to her social media handle, Karisma shared two pictures that showed her putting her sartorial foot forward with a fuss-free approach to nail minimal glam and still look smoking hot. The pictures featured the actor donning a pale pink kurti that came with a deep round neck to ooze oomph and was embroidered all over to enhance the rich look. Sporting full-sleeves, the kurti came with a buttoned down detail with a flared bottom. It was layered with a matching pale pink dupatta that sported sequins embroidery along the borders. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Karisma Kapoor (@therealkarismakapoor) Pulling back her luscious…

Hollywood

On Betty White’s 100th Birthday, Google Pays Tribute With Search Easter Egg

Washington [US], January 17 (ANI): Google has unveiled an Easter egg in honour of actor-comedian Betty White, who passed away just weeks before her 100th birthday. In honour of White’s 100th birthday today, Google showered its search page with rose petals — a nod to Rose, her beloved character from ‘The Golden Girls’. To see the tribute, you can Google search her name and it will unlock a special animated Easter egg with rose petals fluttering down over the Search results page, along with a message that says “Thank you for being a friend,” — the title of ‘The Golden Girls’ theme song. As per Variety, White’s death certificate revealed that she suffered a stroke six days before she breathed her last on December 31, at the age of 99. White had a career in TV and film that spanned more than 60 years.…

Entertainment Tamil

Kamal Haasan’s Emotional Tribute To Kathak Maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Veteran actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan, on Monday, mourned the demise of Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj. Taking to Twitter, Kamal shared a picture of him learning dance from Birju Maharaj from the sets of ‘Vishwaroopam’. Alongside the image, he penned a heartfelt note, in which he called himself ‘Ekalavya’ who was learning from afar from guru Birju Maharaj before finally getting a chance to be choreographed by him in the film. “We’ve lost a peerless dancer like Pandit Birju Maharaj. For several years, I learned from him, from a distance, as Ekalavya did.. then I got to learn from him in person for the film Vishwaroopam. ‘Without you insight, I’m not who I am,” Kamal Haasan tweeted. Pandit Birju Maharaj, a descendant of the Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, breathed his last on Monday. He…

Entertainment TV/Web

‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Pays Special Tribute To Bob Saget

Washington [US], January 17 (ANI): ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ paid a special tribute to late actor-comedian Bob Saget, who was the original host of the ABC comedy show in the ’90s. The iconic comedian died suddenly on January 9 at the age of 65. As per Variety, the tribute aired at the beginning of Sunday’s episode, exactly one week after Saget died at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida. In the full tribute, current ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ host Alfonso Ribeiro introduced the emotional segment, which highlighted some of Saget’s best moments emceeing the show. Saget hosted ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ from 1989 to 1997, where he introduced hilarious homemade videos of people falling, adorable animals and other backyard shenanigans. After he left the show in 1997, John Fugelsang and Daisy Fuentes hosted for two seasons. Bergeron then took over emcee duties in 2001…

Bengali Entertainment

Tuhina Das: ‘It Is Getting Really Suffocating For Actors’

While Tuhina Das is excited about the release of ‘Aparajita’, the actress is also anxious because shootings of several Bengali films are getting stalled due to the COVID third wave. Tuhina, who had been working on a couple of more projects, informed CT that all her projects have now been postponed till February. She said, “It is getting really suffocating for actors. We are freelancers and cannot work from home. So when there is no work, there is no income and that is really getting tough for us. I really hope that the situation gets better from next month and we can start our work.” Rohan Sen’s film, Aparajita, is based on a father-daughter relationship, with veteran actor Shantilal Mukherjee playing the father and Tuhina, his daughter. “The primary reason I agreed to do the project was the story. It is about a father and his daughter who live in the…

Bollywood

Hema Malini, Anupam Kher Mourns The Demise Of Pandit Birju Maharaj

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): The sudden demise of Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj has undoubtedly left a vacuum in the dance and music industry. After learning about the unfortunate news, veteran actor Hema Malini penned an emotional note, saying she will miss Birju Maharaj’s presence on the firmament of dance. “The nation mourns the passing of a true legend, Shri Birju Maharaj,Kathak exponent par excellence. His ghungroos were on his ankles till he breathed his last.I always admired and respected him as a giant of the medium of Kathak & will miss his presence on the firmament of dance,” Hema, who is also a trained classical dancer, tweeted. Veteran actor Anupam Kher, too, remembered Birju Maharaj, who passed away on Monday at the age of 83. Taking to Instagram, he uploaded a video to remember the Kathak legend from his days at the…

Bollywood

Madhuri Dixit: ‘Pandit Birju Maharaj Was A Legend’

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Behind every successful person, there are unfailing efforts of teachers. Kathak legend Pandit Birju Maharaj played the role of that guru in actor Madhuri Dixit Nene’s life. After learning about the demise of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Madhuri, on Monday, took to Twitter and opened up about her relationship with him. “He was a legend but had a child like innocence. He was my guru but also my friend. He taught me the intricacies of dance and Abhinay but never failed to make me laugh at his funny anecdotes,” she wrote. “He has left behind grieving fans and students but also left a legacy we will all carry forward. Thank you Maharajji for everything you taught me in dance along with humility, elegance and grace. Koti koti pranam,” she added. Alongside the note, Madhuri posted a throwback picture of…

Entertainment Malayalam

Music Director Alleppey Ranganath Dies At 73

The renowned Malayalam music director- lyricist Alleppey Ranganath passes away at the age of 73 on Sunday night. He was undergoing treatment at Kottayam Medical College as he was tested positive for Covid- 19 and had respiratory issues. Having composed over 2000 songs in both Malayalam and Tamil, including devotional songs, he bagged this year’s ‘Harivarasanam award’. Ranganath also has learned classical music and Bharatanatyam and his wife B Rajasri is a classical dancer and teacher. Alleppey Ranganath made his debut as the music director for the film ‘Jesus’ which was released in the year 1973 and was directed by P.A Thomas. Ranganath composed the song ‘Gaagulthaa Malakale’ in the movie ‘Jesus’. Alleppey Ranganath has composed music for over 25 movies and most of his songs were sung by the legendary singer K.J Yesudas. He has composed music for films such as ‘Principal Olivil’, ‘Mamalakalkkappurath’, ‘Pappan Priyappetta Pappan’, ‘Aarante Mulla…

Entertainment Tamil

Dimple Hayathi Tests Positive For Covid-19

Dimple Hayathi who will play the female lead opposite Vishal in the upcoming film ‘Veeramae Vaagai Soodum’, has tested positive for COVID-19. The young actress took to her Instagram to announce about the same. Despite taking all precautions, Dimple Hayathi contracted the infection with mild symptoms and has self-isolated herself at home. She feels that the symptoms are mild because of her double vaccination, and requested everyone to get vaccinated. “Will get back stronger  . DH,” she wrote. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dimple Hayathi (@dimplehayathi) It is worth noting that Dimple Hayathi attended the ‘Veeramae Vaagai Soodum’ press meet that happened in Chennai two days ago. The event was flooded with several stars of ‘Veeramae Vaagai Soodum’ including the lead actor Vishal, and Press and Media. Now, we have to wait to see whether any other stars or people who attended the…

Entertainment Telugu

Hindi Version Of Allu Arjun’s ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ To Release On January 26

Allu Arjun is one of the most talked-about stars in recent times, especially after Pushpa: The Rise became a raging hit across the globe. Cashing in the popularity and the success of Pushpa, the makers of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo have decided to dub the film in Hindi. The Hindi version of Allu Arjun’s superhit film will grace the screens in India on January 26. Allu Arjun’s Ala Vaikuntapurramuloo hit the theatres in 2020 and became a blockbuster. The film, which is currently streaming on Netflix, was one of the highest-grossing films in 2020. Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is a commercial entertainer, directed by Trivikram Srinivas. Since the actor’s Pushpa became a raging hit, the makers have planned to release Ala Vaikunthapuuramuloo in Hindi. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to confirm the same. The fun entertainer will release in theatres on January 26. His tweet read,…

Beauty Health & Lifestyle

Hacks To Glow On Your Wedding Day

Everyone wants clear growing skin when you walk down the aisle. But how do you achieve that as skin issues are giving you nightmares? Fret not! There is a lot you can do to sort out your skin woes and glow like a goddess at your wedding. Here are some quick fixes, suggested by Dr. Prabhu Mishra, CEO, co-founder, StemGenn, that you could resort to look ravishing. – Moisturise more: Moisturising creams, which rehydrate the top layer of the skin and seal in the moisture, should be the first weapon in your beauty cabinet to combat dry skin and get the glow back. Find a moisturizer that’s oil-based- oil creates a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture and use it liberally every day before your D-day. Apply while the skin is still damp to seal in the moisture. Almond oil is…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

TGA: Two Dose Of Sputnik V Accepted For International Travel To Australia

Canberra [Australia], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recognized the two-dose course of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 as an acceptable form of coronavirus vaccination for travellers. “Today, the TGA determined that an additional COVID-19 vaccine, the two-dose course of the Gamaleya Institute vaccine (Sputnik V, Russian Federation) would be ‘recognized’ for the purpose of establishing a traveller’s vaccination status,” the TGA said in a Monday statement. The regulator explained that additional data on the Russian vaccine’s effectiveness showed that two doses of Sputnik V demonstrated an average efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19 infection of 89 percent and against hospitalization or death of 98-100 percent. “The single-dose course of the Gamaleya vaccine (‘Sputnik Light’) is not currently recognized by the TGA,” the Australian regulator specified. 

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Political Fraternity Mourns The Demise Of Pandit Birju Maharaj

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): People from different walks of life are paying heartfelt tributes to Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj. Political fraternity, too, expressed grief after learning about the demise of Birju Maharaj. “The demise of legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj marks the end of an era. It leaves a deep void in the Indian music and cultural space. He became an icon, making unparalleled contribution to popularise Kathak globally. Condolences to his family and admirers,” President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted. Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, described Pandit Birju Maharaj as “an institution and inspiration.”“Deeply saddened by the passing away of the legendary Kathak dancer, Pandit Birju Maharaj. The world renowned Kathak exponent with his unique style was an institution and an inspiration across the globe. His death is a huge loss to the world of performing arts,” he wrote on Twitter. The…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Scientists: Exercise Performed At Different Times Of The Day Has Different Effects

Copenhagen [Denmark], January 16 (ANI): To gain a better understanding of why the timing of exercise produces different effects, an international team of scientists carried out the most comprehensive study to date of exercise performed at different times of the day. The findings were recently published in the journal ‘Cell Metabolism’. Their research has shown how different health-promoting signalling molecules are produced by the body in an organ-specific manner following exercise depending on the time of day. These signals have a broad impact on health, influencing sleep, memory, exercise performance and metabolic homeostasis. “A better understanding of how exercise affects the body at different times of day might help us to maximise the benefits of exercise for people at risk of diseases, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes,” said Professor Juleen R. Zierath from Karolinska Institutet and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for…

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Researchers Suggest Forgetting Represents A Form Of Learning

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): During a recent study, a team of researchers proposed a theory that forgetting represents a form of learning. The study has been published in the ‘Nature Reviews Neuroscience Journal’. The scientists behind the new theory suggested that changes in our ability to access specific memories are based on environmental feedback and predictability. Rather than being a bug, forgetting may be a functional feature of the brain, allowing it to interact dynamically with the environment. In a changing world like the one, we and many other organisms live in, forgetting some memories can be beneficial as this can lead to more flexible behaviour and better decision-making. If memories were gained in circumstances that are not wholly relevant to the current environment, forgetting them can be a positive change that improves our wellbeing. So, in effect, scientists believe we learn to…

Entertainment Music/Events

Adnan Sami Mourns Demise Of Pandit Birju Maharaj

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): As the news of Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj’s death broke on Monday morning, singer Adnan Sami expressed his heartfelt condolences. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “Extremely saddened by the news about the passing away of Legendary Kathak Dancer- Pandit Birju Maharaj ji.” Sami described Pandit Birju Maharaj as “an unparalleled institution.” “We have lost an unparalleled institution in the field of the performing arts. He has influenced many generations through his genius.May he rest in peace,” he added. An exponent of the Lucknow Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance in India, Pandit Birju breathed his last on Monday at his residence in Delhi. He was 83. As per reports, Pandit Birju Maharaj suffered a heart attack.

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Kathak Dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj Dies At 83

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj has passed away. He was 83 when he breathed his last. The news of his demise was confirmed to ANI by one of his relatives. It is being learned that Pandit Birju Maharaj had suffered a heart attack in the wee hours of Monday. Pandit Birju Maharaj’s grandson Swaransh Mishra, too, shared the unfortunate news on his social media. “With profound grief and sorrow we inform the sad and untimely demise of our most beloved member of the family, Pt. Birju Maharaj Ji. The noble soul left for his heavenly abode on 17th Jan 2022. Pray for the departed soul.. Grief-stricken: Maharaj family,” a note read on Swaransh’s Instagram account. Apart from being a renowned Kathak dancer, Pandit Birju Maharaj was also a well-known classical singer and had lent his voice to several…

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PM Narendra Modi Grieves Death Of Pandit Birju Maharaj

New Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish over the sudden death of Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj. In his tweet, Modi acknowledged Pandit Birju Maharaj’s remarkable contribution to the Indian dance form. “Extremely saddened after learning about the demise of Pandit Birju Maharaj, who gave Indian art a special recognition across the globe. It’s an irreparable loss to the entire art world. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti,” he tweeted. Maharaj-ji, as he was popularly known, died surrounded by his family on Monday after suffering breathlessness. He was 83. Reportedly, the Kathak exponent had been suffering from a kidney ailment and was under treatment for the past one month. 

Hollywood

Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox Rock Red Carpet At Fashion Show

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Just a few days after getting engaged, Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox proved to be a true fashion power couple as they attended Dolce and Gabbana’s runway show in Italy together. According to E! News, turning heads on the red carpet, the ‘Transformers’ star flaunted her killer figure in a black lingerie-inspired look which included a lace button-down tank top with a black bra underneath and low slung lace-up leather pants. She completed the vampy vibe with a matching crystal-encrusted belt and choker, a crystal embroidered handbag and black patent pump heels. Not to be outdone, the ‘Bloody Valentine’ singer wore a black encrusted double-breasted suit with matching mock neck turtleneck from the Italian fashion house’s newest collection. He accessorized the in-your-face outfit with matching gloves, zip-up Chelsea-style boots, a set of lip rings and a collection of…

Entertainment Music/Events

Country Music Broadcaster Ralph Emery Passes Away At 88

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and TV, died on Saturday at the age of 88, his family said. According to Variety, Emery died at the Tristar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He had been hospitalized for a week. Beginning his career at small radio stations and then moving into television as well, Emery was probably best known for his work on the Nashville Network cable channel. From 1983 to 1993, he was the host of the channel’s live talk-variety show ‘Nashville Now’, earning the title ‘the Johnny Carson of cable television’ for his interviewing style. From 2007 to 2015, Emery hosted a weekly program on RFD-TV, a satellite and cable TV channel. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.…

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Worlds In ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ Will Have Unique Art Style

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Once again Miles Morales will be swinging into some groundbreaking visual territory as he returns to the big screen in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)’. According to The Hollywood Reporter, during a recent interview with an entertainment website, filmmaking duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller spoke about their ambitious approach to Sony’s ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ follow-up. The writers teased that fans who loved the first film’s groundbreaking visuals will be in for yet another “ambitious” effort, according to Lord, in the first half of the two-part sequel. “It is, as Phil said, a very ambitious sequel because we didn’t want to just sort of do the same thing again,” said Miller, who co-wrote the script and is producing the film. He continued, “And so the idea that we’d be going to different dimensions really opened up an opportunity…

Entertainment Music/Events

Miami Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh Killed In Ambush Shooting

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Miami rapper Wavy Navy Pooh was killed in an ambush shooting as he drove with two young children, local media reported. According to Fox News, the 28-year-old rapper, whose real name was Shandler Beaubien, was stopped at a light on Friday evening when a car pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, killing him, reported a news outlet. Two children, ages 5 and 1, and a woman were also in his car but they were not hurt. Police have not released the victim’s name, but Quality Control, the rapper’s record label, confirmed it was him. No arrests have been made. Beaubien is best known for his song ‘M.I.A.M.I. (Murder is a Major Issue)’. Its video shows him waving a handgun, a staged murder scene and footage of police officers at actual shooting scenes. As per Fox News, reports suggest…

Bollywood

Sidharth Malhotra Turns 37: Celebs Extend Birthday Wishes

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 16 (ANI): As actor Sidharth Malhotra turned a year older on Sunday, his friends and Bollywood colleagues, including Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Rakul Preet Singh, shared wishes for the birthday boy. Anushka took to her Instagram handle and shared a Story that had an image of Sidharth. Along with it, she wrote, “Happy Birthday Sidharth! Wishing you love and light always.” Katrina Kaif’s wished her ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ co-star by penning a sweet message for him. “Happy happy birthday @sidmalhotra may u have all the joy love peace and happiness this year,” she wrote. “Happy happy bdaayyyy Sidboy!! May you eat lots and lots of Cake! Wishing you a super healthy blockbuster year” read Rakul’s wish for Sidharth. Rashmika Mandanna who will be making her Bollywood debut opposite Sidharth in ‘Mission Majnu’ wished him by sharing a cute picture of…

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Anushka Sharma: ‘I’m Proud Of Virat’s Growth As The Captain Of The Indian National Cricket Team’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 16 (ANI): A day after Virat Kohli stepped down as India’s Test captain after leading the side for seven years, his wife and actor Anushka Sharma expressed how proud she is of his growth. Taking to her Instagram handle on Sunday, Anushka shared pictures of Virat and recalled how his journey began in 2014. She wrote, “I remember the day in 2014 when you told me that you have been made the captain as MS had decided to retire from test cricket.” Anushka talked about how she has observed his “immense growth”. “I remember MS, you & I having a chat later that day & him joking about how quickly your beard will start turning grey. We all had a good laugh about it. Since that day, I’ve seen more than just your beard turning grey. I’ve seen growth. Immense…

Entertainment Kannada

Ankita Amar To Play Leading Lady In RJ Mayuraa’s ‘Aba Jaba Daba’

Only hours ago, the team of ‘Aba Jaba Daba’ made the all-important announcement concerning the film’s male lead. With the ‘Dia’ actor Pruthvi Ambaar playing the part, the team has released yet another exciting update via social media to reveal that popular TV actress Ankita Amar has been roped in as the film’s leading lady. A special poster, just as with the previous announcement, was released earlier today to mark the auspicious occasion of Sankranthi. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ankita Amar (@ankita.amar) By virtue of this role, Ankita Amar makes her official debut in films. Having reportedly been offered roles in multiple projects before, Ankita sought the right one to make the switch and RJ Mayuraa’s fantasy rom-com seems to have had the right charm. Ankita is currently playing the role of Meera in the hit TV serial ‘Nammane Yuvarani’ and has risen…

Entertainment Malayalam

Megastar Mammootty Tests COVID-19 Positive

Megastar Mammootty has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. According to the reports, the superstar experienced a few symptoms, including a mild cold and sore throat on Saturday (Jan 15) evening and took a Covid test and the results came back positive. The 70-year-old actor is reportedly in good health, and is in home isolation, since he has no other complications. More details regarding the same are awaited. Mammootty was filming for his ambitious upcoming project tentatively titled ‘CBI 5’ in Kochi. The shoot of the film has been temporarily suspended for two weeks, owing to the current scenario of Mammootty testing positive for COVID-19. ‘CBI5’ is one of the most awaited upcoming films of Mammootty. The upcoming movie marks the fifth installment of the popular investigative series. Director K Madhu and writer SN Swamy, who had worked for the previous installments of the franchise – ‘Oru…

Bollywood

Katrina Kaif’s Sunday Selfie, Shares Glimpse Of Her ‘Indoors In Indore’ Mood

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 16 (ANI): Actor Katrina Kaif is the happiest when she is with her husband Vicky Kaushal, and her latest Instagram post is proof of the fact. On Sunday, Katrina painted the town red with her beautiful selfies in a red outfit. More than the images, it was her caption that caught everyone’s attention. “Indoors in Indore #sundayselfie,” she captioned post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) “You are glowing. Your are looking so happy after marriage,” a fan commented.“Caption cool. It seems like you and Vicky are having loads of fun in Indore,” another one wrote. For the unversed, Katrina and Vikcy, who tied the knot on December 9, are currently in Indore as Vicky is currently shooting there for his next film.

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Huma Qureshi Shares Pics Doing Back-Bending Yoga Asana

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 16 (ANI): Actor Huma Qureshi is making sure to take proper care of her health. Taking to Instagram, Huma shared her Sunday morning routine. She uploaded a few pictures of her doing a back-bending yoga asana on an open terrace. “Slow and steady ..One day at a time towards Me,” she captioned the post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Huma S Qureshi (@iamhumaq) Huma’s workout pictures garnered several likes and comments. “Wow…can see the major difference because of your hardwork,” actor Sachin Shroff commented.“Great going,” cricketer Shikhar Dhawan commented. Meanwhile, on the work front, Huma will be seen in ‘Double XL’, which tackles the mental agony that results from being body-shamed. The film also stars Sonakshi Sinha. The both have faced body shaming in the past.

Health & Lifestyle Vogue

Pooja Hegde In Printed Bikini Top & Shorts

Pooja Hegde has been sharing stunning back to back pictures from her holiday in the Maldives, and she did the same on the weekend as she posted another sunkissed click.  On Saturday, Pooja took to Instagram to post a photo of herself dressed in a tropical printed bikini top and shorts set. The star stood on a wooden dock by the sea, with strong winds messing up her long silky tresses and flashing a stunning smile to get the picture clicked. She captioned the post with hut emojis.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pooja Hegde (@hegdepooja) Coming to Pooja’s look in the photo, the ensemble is from the resort wear label The Iaso. The Radhe Shyam actor’s beach look features a bralette with a plunging V neckline, knot detail on the front, bow-tie thin straps and exposed shoulders. It also comes replete with a multi-coloured tropical…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

UK To Abolish Mandatory PCR Test For Vaccinated Travelers Returning To Country

London [UK], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): The United Kingdom will abolish mandatory COVID-19 tests for all fully vaccinated travelers returning to the country by the end of January, the Times reported on Sunday, citing a source close to UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. “We are looking at removing all COVID tests for vaccinated travelers by the end of January, which is likely to coincide with the review of the plan B measures on January 26,” the source said, as quoted by the media. According to the newspaper, this move will help UK families to save hundreds of pounds and will give impetus to the recovery of the tourism industry. In addition to the abolition of PCR tests for fully vaccinated people, the minister intends to remove other restrictions, in particular the mandatory wearing of face masks in shops and public transport. The UK faced a…

Entertainment Music/Events

Kanye West Slams Kim Kardashian For Raising Their Kids By Nannies, Cameras

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Rapper Kanye West took a dig at his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and slammed her for raising their brood in limelight and with the help of nannies. Aiming at the Kardashians and his ex-wife Kim’s new beau-comedian Pete Davidson, West dropped a new track ‘Eazy’, on Saturday. From expressing his eagerness to beat Davidson, West also took a dig at Kim for how he thinks she is raising their brood. Right off the bat, Kanye says “How I ain’t bring nothing to the table when I’m the table?” going on to rap that he is going to “turn up the music, wake up the neighbours,” among other incendiary lyrics. He hits the point home even more so later when he raps “N****, we havin’ the best divorce ever // If we go to court, we’ll go to court together //…

Entertainment TV/Web

Brian Cox Calls Johnny Depp ‘So Overrated’

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Primetime Emmy award-winning actor Brian Cox called out several celebrities who have rubbed him the wrong way, including ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp. As per Page Six, in his new memoir ‘Putting the Rabbit in the Hat’- Scottish actor Brian Cox had called out many actors from the Hollywood film fraternity and specifically actor Johnny Depp for rubbing him the wrong way. “It would have been a money-spinner, but of all the parts in that film, it was the most thankless,” Cox, wrote of turning down the part of the Governor in the ‘Pirates’ franchise, which eventually went to Jonathan Pryce. “Plus, I would have ended up doing it for film after film and missed out on all the other nice things I’ve done,” he added. He continued in excerpts obtained by Page Six from GQ, “Another…

Bollywood

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas Enjoys At Del Mar Dog Beach, Near San Diego

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Celebrity couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were recently spotted enjoying their romantic evening stroll at a beach, near San Diego. As per the pictures obtained by TMZ, the star couple was chilling at Del Mar Dog Beach, near San Diego. They meandered on the sand for about 30 minutes as their dogs took in the sights, sounds and smells. Visitors on the beach told the outlet that Nick and Priyanka were super happy, chatting most of the time as they held hands and walked with their two pet dogs. The global actor was seen wearing a black casual jacket with a pair of blue jeans teamed up with sneakers and black shades. Nick was also seen wearing a white t-shirt beneath a black jacket. He also wore a pair of casual jeans and white sneakers. This comes days…

Entertainment TV/Web

Mouni Roy To Appear As A Judge On ‘Dance India Dance Li’l Masters Season 5’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 16 (ANI): After working in films like ‘Gold’, ‘Made in China’, and the yet-to-be-released ‘Brahmastra’, actor Mouni Roy is back to the small screen — the place where she first made her acting debut. Mouni is all set to appear as a judge on ‘Dance India Dance Li’l Masters Season 5‘. Talking about the same, she said, “For me, dance is an expression. It is an amalgamation of various art forms. I am incredibly excited to be a part of Dance India Dance Little Masters as a judge. I can’t wait to watch the young kids showcasing their talent on such a huge platform.” For the unversed, Mouni started her acting journey with TV shows ‘Kyunki… Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ and ‘Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev’, and rose to fame with the supernatural ‘Naagin’.

Entertainment TV/Web

Kim Kardashian’s Sweetest Birthday Note For Her ‘Baby Girl Chi Chi’

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): American reality TV star Kim Kardashian marked her daughter Chicago West’s fourth birthday with a series of adorable throwback pictures and videos. Kim Kardashian’s youngest daughter, Chicago West, whom she shares with her ex-husband turned four on January 15 and to celebrate the special day, the beauty mogul posted a heart-warming message on Instagram. The 41-year-old shared a slew of adorable photos and videos of her “baby girl Chi Chi” throughout the years. In one sweet snap, the two could be seen cuddling up for a kiss selfie. In another, Kim and her “mini-me” are wearing matching silver one-piece swimsuits as they enjoy a sunny day on the beach. “My independent baby girl twin. You are the most lovable huggable snuggable baby girl on the planet. The ultimate princess!” Kim captioned the carousel of images. The former ‘Keeping Up…

Entertainment Music/Events

Britney Spears: ‘It’s So Tacky For A Family To Fight Publicly Like This’

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): On Sunday, singer Britney Spears issued a lengthy statement on Twitter, addressing her family’s public feud. In the statement, Britney also tried to explain her sister Jamie Lynn Spears that she still loves her despite their arguments. “Jamie Lynn… I don’t think your book is about me at all… I said some harsh things because you obviously hurt me by the things you are making up about me! But it doesn’t make sense at all to me what you are saying!!! I know you worked hard for the life you have and you have done amazing,” she wrote. Britney added. “But I think we would both have to agree to the fact that the family has never been remotely as hard on you as they have been on me!!! What Dad did to me, they don’t even do that…

Entertainment Punjabi

Jasmin Bhasin On Her Punjabi Film Debut: ‘Gippy Grewal Is A Great Actor To Work With’

Since the pandemic, you have worked in Punjabi music videos. Was that how you landed up with a Punjabi film offer? Are you comfortable with the language?  This happened a couple of months earlier but because of COVID there was a lot of backlog of film releases for production houses. The character is someone like me. I am also a very homely person at heart, and believe in giving, so it suits my personality. I have grown up hearing Punjabi and have a connection with the language though I will have to work hard on its fluency. And of course, Gippy Grewal is a great actor to work with. You made your film debut with a regional industry. Why? Regional cinema is witnessing a boom. See how the south and Punjabi cinema are on a roll. These industries are providing a great platform to so many artists. In…

Entertainment Tamil

Dhanush’s ‘Maaran’ To Premiere Soon On Disney+ Hotstar

Dhanush’s upcoming film, ‘Maaran’, directed by Karthick Naren is in the post-production phase. The film was scheduled to release in theatres. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the makers decided to take the OTT route. On January 14, the Maaran team released a motion poster and announced that film will premiere on Disney+Hotstar. An announcement regarding the film’s release date will be out soon. Dhanush was last seen in director Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re, which released on Disney+Hotstar in December 2021. When his film, Jagame Thandhiram, released on Netflix in 2020, Dhanush expressed his disappointment with makers deciding to release on an OTT platform. Director Karthick Naren took to Twitter to share the motion poster and wrote, ““The pen is mightier than the sword” Presenting #MaaranMotionPoster. #Maaran coming soon on @DisneyPlusHS (sic).” Maaran marks the first collaboration of director Karthick Naren and actor Dhanush.…

Entertainment Telugu

Kamal Haasan Watches ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ With Devi Sri Prasad

Kamal Haasan recently watched Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rise along with the film’s composer, Devi Sri Prasad. Ulaganayagan appreciated the cast and crew of Pushpa. Allu Arjun, who played the titular role, was overwhelmed to know that a legend had watched their film. He took to Devi Sri Prasad’s comments section to thank Kamal Haasan for watching the film. In 2021, Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rise took the box office by storm and grossed over Rs 300 crore in four weeks. The film received an overwhelming response from the critics and audience alike. Pushpa: The Rise was released in theatres across the globe in five languages. On January 16, music director Devi Sri Prasad met Kamal Haasan and suggested he watch Pushpa: The Rise. The duo watched the film and showered praise on the cast and crew. The composer shared photos from their meeting and wrote,…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Study: Long-Term Exposure To Air Pollution May Heighten COVID-19 Risk

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): Long term exposure to ambient air pollution may heighten the risk of COVID-19 infection, suggests recent research. The findings were published in the journal ‘Occupational and Environmental Medicine’. The association was strongest for particulate matter, with an average annual raise of 1 ug/m3 linked to a 5 per cent increase in the infection rate. This equates to an extra 294 cases/100,000 people a year, according to the findings, which focus on the inhabitants of one Northern Italian city. While further research is needed to confirm cause and effect, the findings should reinforce efforts to cut air pollution, say the researchers. Northern Italy has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with Lombardy the worst affected region in terms of both cases and deaths. Several reasons have been suggested for this, including different testing strategies and demographics. But estimates from the…

Food Health & Lifestyle

Study: Dried Goji Berries May Protect Against Age-Related Vision Loss

California [US], January 15 (ANI): A new study has found that regularly consuming a small serving of dried goji berries may help prevent or delay the development of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, in healthy middle-aged people. The study has been published in the ‘Nutrients Journal’. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in older people and is estimated to affect more than 11 million in the United States and 170 million globally. “AMD affects your central field of vision and can affect your ability to read or recognize faces,” said Glenn Yiu, a co-author of the study and an associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences. The researchers found that 13 healthy participants aged 45 to 65 who consumed 28 grams (about one ounce, or a handful) of goji berries five times a week for 90 days increased the…

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Study: Income Inequality May Harm Child’s Performance In Maths, But Not Reading

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): A new comprehensive study has found that children of houses of income inequality might have a hard time in mathematics, but not in reading. The research has been published in the ‘Educational Review Journal’. Looking at data stretching from 1992 to 2019, the analysis revealed that 10-year-olds in US states with bigger gaps in income did less well in maths than those living in areas of America where earnings were more evenly distributed. With income inequality in the US the highest in the developed world, researcher Professor Joseph Workman argued that addressing social inequality may do more to boost academic achievement than reforming schools or curricula — favoured methods of policymakers. Income inequality — a measure of how unevenly income is distributed through a population — has long been associated with a host of health and social problems including…

Entertainment Music/Events

Lata Mangeshkar To Remain In ICU, Under The Supervision Of Doctors

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 16 (ANI): Giving a health update regarding legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, her doctor on Sunday shared that the megastar will still remain in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), under the supervision of doctors for a few more days. The Bharat Ratna recipient was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai last week and her treatment is still going on. The 92-year-old star is suffering from corona as well as pneumonia. Dr Pratit Samdani who is treating the veteran singer said that “Lata ji is still in the ICU, she still that is why she is kept under the supervision of the doctor in the ICU.” “Lata ji will remain under the supervision of the doctor for a few more days, it is difficult to say how many days it will last. No one is allowed to meet.” The doctor also…

Entertainment TV/Web

Kelly Rizzo Pens Emotional Tribute For Late Husband Bob Saget

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): After Bob Saget laid to rest, his wife Kelly Rizzo penned an emotional tribute for him on social media. Describing Bob Saget as ‘incredible man on earth’, Rizzo wrote: “My sweet husband. After much reflection this week, I’m trying, really trying, to not think I was robbed of time. But instead to think: How lucky was I that I got to be the one to be married to THE MOST INCREDIBLE MAN ON EARTH.” American actor and comedian Saget was found dead in his Orlando, Florida, hotel room on January 9. He was 65 when he breathed his last. In her post, Rizzo stated that she is grateful for all the love that Saget gave her. “I was the one who got to go on this crazy ride with him and be in his life these last 6 years.…

Bollywood

Pankaj Tripathi Marks 17th Wedding Anniversary With Wife Mridula, Shares Pics

New Delhi [India], January 16 (ANI): Actor Pankaj Tripathi on Saturday night marked the 17th wedding anniversary with his wife Mridula Tripathi. Taking to his Instagram handle, the ‘Sacred Games’ actor shared a series of pictures featuring himself with Mridula. The post also included two throwback snaps from his wedding album. “Satrah saal hue aaj parinay sootra mein.Is sukhad yaatra ki kuch yaadein. Dhanyavaad,” he captioned the post. (Translation: Seventeen years have passed today. Some memories of this pleasant journey. Thank you) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pankaj Tripathi (@pankajtripathi) Several celebrities including Anurag Kashyap, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Jatin Sarna among other fellow stars from the showbiz poured in congratulatory messages for the couple, in the comments section. Pankaj married Mridula Tripathi on January 15, 2004, and they have a daughter, Aashi.

Entertainment Music/Events

Country Musician Dallas Frazier Dies At 82

Washington [US], January 16 (ANI): Country singer-songwriter Dallas Frazier behind hits like The Oak Ridge Boys’ ‘Elvira’ has died at the age of 82. As per Deadline, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CEO Kyle Young confirmed the news of Frazier’s death. “Dallas Frazier is among the greatest country songwriters of all time. He could convey infectious fun with ‘Elvira,’ and then write something as stunningly sad and true as ‘Beneath Still Waters.’ His songs helped Connie Smith to become a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame,” said Young in a statement published by the Country Music Hall of Fame’s official website. The statement further notes, “He was a man of kindness, generosity and faith, who overcame a hardscrabble upbringing to offer smiling gifts to all of us. He lived a beautiful life of a beautiful mind.” Born in Spiro,…

Entertainment Music/Events

Kanye West Admits To Punching Man After He Was Accused Of Battery

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): American rapper and songwriter Kanye West has admitted to punching a man after he was accused of battery this week. According to People magazine, the 22-time Grammy Award winner detailed his side of the altercation that took place early on Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles in his upcoming episode of ‘Hollywood Unlocked’. “So as far as the paparazzi goes, it wasn’t a fan,” he claimed, as per a sneak peek.“It was 3 a.m. in front of the Warehouse. I’m saying, ‘You don’t know what I’m dealing with right now.’ I just finished these two songs, I came from the studio,” West said. He added, “And this dude, he just had this real attitude, like, ‘What you gonna do? And see that?’ Imma just tell you, that blue COVID mask ain’t stop that knockout, you know what I’m saying?”…

Entertainment TV/Web

Brian Cox Reveals Why He Turned Down ‘Game Of Thrones’

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): Emmy-winning actor Brian Cox, widely known for his role as Logan Roy in the HBO series ‘Succession’, recently revealed the reason he was never seen in major franchises such as ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. The actor revealed the reason in his new memoir ‘Putting the Rabbit in the Hat’, reported Variety. Cox turned down the role of King Robert Baratheon in the first season of ‘GOT’. Fellow UK actor Mark Addy was cast in the role. “I’m often asked if I was offered a role in ‘Game of Thrones’ — reason being that every other bugger was — and the answer is, yes, I was supposed to be a king called Robert Baratheon, who apparently died when he was gored by a boar in the first season,” Cox wrote in the memoir. “I know very…

Bollywood

On Army Day, Randeep Hooda Shares Tribute To ‘Asli Heroes’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 15 (ANI): Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda, on Saturday, commemorated the occasion of Army Day by sharing a tribute for the men in uniform on social media. The ‘Kick’ actor took to his Twitter handle and shared a picture in which he could be seen posing for the camera while standing with a group of Indian army personnel. Along with the image, Randeep tweeted, “Asli hero woh hota hai Jiske badan par khakhi, Dil mein tiranga, Aur kandhon par poore desh ki suraksha ki zimmewari ho. Kyunki usko pata hota hai jeetne ki asli value aur haarne naam ka Shabd uski dictionary mein nahi hota. Happy #ArmyDay to the real heroes of #IndianArmy.” Army Day is observed every year on January 15 to celebrate the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army – Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa. The position was…

Entertainment TV/Web

‘Unpaused: Naya Safar’ Trailer Out

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 15 (ANI): The makers of ‘Unpaused: Naya Safar’, unveiled a gripping trailer of the anthology on Saturday. Following the overwhelming response of the first edition, ‘Unpaused’, which had premiered in 2020, the sequel of the Amazon Original anthology will offer five Hindi short films, each delving uniquely into the relatable challenges that the pandemic has inflicted on everyone while stressing on the need to embrace a positive outlook as everyone welcomes the New Year. Vignettes of raw human emotions like love, longing, fear and friendship have been sensitively brought to life by filmmakers such as Shikha Makan, Ruchir Arun, Nupur Asthana, Ayappa KM and Nagraj Manjule. View this post on Instagram A post shared by amazon prime video IN (@primevideoin) Featuring an ensemble cast including Saqib Saleem, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Neena Kulkarni and Priyanshu Painyuli among others, ‘Unpaused: Naya Safar’ is…

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Priyanka Chopra On Dropping Nick Jonas’ Last Name From Instagram: ‘People Are Going To Speculate’

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): Global star Priyanka Chopra is finally opening up about the scrutiny that followed after she dropped her husband, Nick Jonas’ last name from her Instagram handle last year. The ‘Mary Kom’ actor described the uproar on social media following the change as “a professional hazard” to Vanity Fair for its February cover story, reported Fox News. The 39-year-old star recalled the “random Monday in November” when she reverted to only her first and last name on Instagram, which immediately sparked speculation from fans about an impending split. But as Priyanka tells the fashion magazine, social media is far from being the be-all and end-all. She added that the experience served as a prime example of the microscope celebrities find themselves under in this age. “It’s a very vulnerable feeling, actually, that if I post a picture, everything that’s behind…

Entertainment Malayalam

‘Paappan’ First Look Motion Poster

On Makar Sankranti, makers of Suresh Gopi starrer ‘Paappan’ treated the cinephiles with the first look motion poster from the film. Pan-Indian star Dulquer Salmaan launched the motion poster through his social media handle. “Presenting to you the first look motion poster of #Paappan. Wishing Sureshettan, Joshiy uncle & team only the very best. Can’t wait for you guys to watch it. #Paappan,” Dulquer Salmaan said, launching the first look motion poster. Superstar Suresh Gopi too was excited about the first look motion poster. “#Paappan First Look Motion Poster. Alongside Master Craftsman #Joshiy! 🙏🏼,” the star penned, sharing the poster.The motion poster gives a glimpse into the character Paappan, played by Suresh Gopi. Seems like the Suresh Gopi – Joshiy magic is back! ‘Paappan’ marks the reunion of Suresh Gopi and Joshiy after a while, and as their previous collaborations have created blockbusters including ‘Lelam’, ‘Pathram’, and ‘Vazhunnor’,…

Health & Lifestyle Vogue

Sanjana Sanghi In Pastel Lehenga Wins Hearts

Sanjana Sanghi dropped major cues on bridal fashion with her recent pictures. The actor ditched casual Western attires and picked a traditional bridal ensemble to deck up for a photoshoot and it is making us drool like anything. This is the cue for future brides to scurry to take notes of how to ace the look for the big day. Sanjana played muse to the fashion designer Abhinav Mishra and picked a pastel bridal ensemble from his wardrobe. The midriff-baring gold moti studded blouse came with a flowy ivory white skirt with details in zari and mirrors. Sanjana paired it with a georgette dupatta embroidered in small mirrors. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sanjana Sanghi (@sanjanasanghi96) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sanjana Sanghi (@sanjanasanghi96) Sanjana accessorised her look with a silver choker, bangles and a ring.…

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NBC To Pay Tribute To Betty White With Special Airing This Month

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): NBC will pay tribute to legendary actor-comedian Betty White in an hour-long primetime special titled ‘Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl,’ airing later this month. Set for January 31 at 10 pm, the hour-long show will feature clips of the legendary actor’s performances and remembrances from friends and colleagues, reported The Hollywood Reporter. Participants will be announced later, as per the outlet. Brad Lachman Productions is behind ‘Celebrating Betty White’. White’s death certificate revealed that she suffered a stroke six days before she breathed her last on December 31, at the age of 99. White was gearing up to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17. As a part of the celebration, she participated in a documentary special titled ‘Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration’ that would play in theatres across the country.

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‘Freelance’: Alison Brie To Star Opposite John Cena

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): Actor Alison Brie has been roped in as the leading lady opposite John Cena in the upcoming action-comedy ‘Freelance’ directed by ‘Taken’ helmer Pierre Morel. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Cena will play the role of a retired soldier, with Brie tapped to play the journalist in the movie that centres on an ex-special forces operator who, desperate to escape his humdrum life, takes a job providing security for a journalist who is hoping to salvage her career by interviewing a dictator. Things go sideways when a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, and the mismatched duo, along with the dictator, escapes to the jungle where they must survive the military chasing them, animals hunting them and each other. The film will go on floors later this month in Colombia. The script is written by…

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Sara Ali Khan, Amrita Singh Seeks Blessings At Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

New Delhi [India], January 15 (ANI): Sara Ali Khan, on Saturday morning, visited Ujjain’s famous Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple to seek blessings from Lord Shiva. She was accompanied by her mother, Amrita Singh. Taking to her Instagram handle, Sara shared a series of serene pictures from her spiritual retreat. The ‘Kedarnath’ actor wore a simple white suit embellished with black coloured block print. On the other hand, Amrita was seen wearing a royal blue coloured traditional suit. From the first snap where the mother-duo posed in front of the majestic temple with the holy lake in the backdrop, Sara proved that she is spiritually inclined and believes in the power of worshipping.Sharing the pictures, she wrote, “Maa aur Mahakal #jaimahakal #jaibholenath.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95) Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. For…

Hollywood

George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy To Receive Milestone Honour At 2022 Producers Guild Awards

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): Director George Lucas and producer Kathleen Kennedy will be honoured with the 2022 Milestone Award at the 33rd annual Producers Guild Awards. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Producers Guild of America announced on Friday that the duo will be recognized for their contribution to film, both individually and collaboratively, at the annual ceremony on March 19. The award is being given “for their unparalleled contributions to the film industry both individually and collaboratively through Lucasfilm.” Kennedy serves as the president of Lucasfilm. Lucas’ 1977 film ‘Star Wars’ broke all box office records and received seven Academy Awards. Prior to ‘Star Wars’, Lucas’ 1973 film ‘American Graffiti’ became the most successful film of its time. There is an impressive lineup of projects under Lucas’ belt including ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Return of the Jedi’, 1981 ‘Indiana Jones’, and many…

Entertainment Music/Events

Madonna Shares Pictures With Kanye West, Julia Fox

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): Pop star Madonna recently shared pictures from her recent dinner night with friends, including the much-talked-about couple Kanye West and Julia Fox. The 63-year-old singer took to her Instagram handle and shared a slew of pictures from the dinner night where she was joined by West, Fox, boxer Floyd Mayweather and American football player Antonio Brown. In the pictures, Madonna and Fox could be seen sprawling across a couch. In other pictures, Fox and West were seen cuddling up. Sharing the pictures, the ‘Hung Up’ star appeared to hint that she’s enlisting Fox for her upcoming biopic. “Went to dinner with Julia to talk about my movie and some other folks showed up…” she captioned the post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Madonna (@madonna) Julia also re-shared the picture of herself with Madonna, calling the…

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ To Resume Filming Next Week

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): After a major on-set COVID-19 outbreak and injury, the makers of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ are all set to restart the production next week. Actor Letitia Wright has healed and will be back to reprise her fan-favourite character Shuri for the Marvel mega sequel. Deadline confirmed the news that after nearly two months off, the filming for the Marvel mega sequel will begin next week. Wright, who was injured in August, will be back on set in Atlanta. Sources close to the production told the outlet that the filming was initially slated to restart last Monday but was delayed due to several cast and crew members, who tested positive for COVID-19. The next schedule of the Ryan Coogler-directed film will resume in Atlanta next week and will stretch for about four weeks. Last August, Deadline reported that Wright suffered…

Entertainment Kannada

Puneeth Rajkumar’s ‘James’ To Release On March 17?

The makers of late Puneeth Rajkumar starring ‘James’ are leaving no stone unturned to release James on March 17 on the birthday of the power star. The project helmed by Chethan Kumar sees Puneeth Rajkumar and Priya Anand sharing screen space for the second time after Raajakumara. The project which has been shot in North Karnataka has action and family elements. The posters have already increased the curiosity of cine philes. It is reported that the film is currently in post-production stage. The dubbing portions of all the characters has been completed except Puneeth’s portions. The team was planning to release teaser and poster in the coming months which has been held back due to spike in covid cases. The team is trying it’s best to retain Puneeth’s original voice for his character by using modern technology. James also has Adithya Menon, Srikanth and Anu Prabhakar in prominent roles. The movie is backed…

Entertainment Tamil

Dhanush Starrer ‘Maaran’ Motion Poster Is Here

The makers of Dhanush starrer ‘Maaran’ have unveiled the much-awaited, motion poster of the film, on Pongal as a treat for cinephiles. The first look motion poster was released yesterday, January 14. The video opens with a close-up shot of a newspaper, and going by the motion poster, it can be assumed that Dhanush is playing the role of a journalist. The motion poster shows Dhanush using a fountain pen that is dripping blood and it hints at an intriguing movie ahead. The background music in the teaser is gripping and adds to the anticipation of the audience. ‘Maaran’ is directed by Karthick Naren and produced by Sathya Jyothi Films. The moviemakers had recently made the official announcement about the film’s release. ‘Maaran’ is gearing up for a direct OTT premiere and it will be released in February 2022. As per reports, Dhanush will be playing the role of a journalist…

Entertainment Telugu

Allu Arjun Reaches 15 Million Followers On Instagram

Pushpa star Allu Arjun is one of the most popular actors on Instagram. On January 14, the actor clocked in 15 million followers on the photo-sharing app, which is a great milestone for an actor from the South. He shared a special photo to celebrate the occasion and thanked his followers for their support. Allu Arjun is enjoying all the attention coming his way for his performance in his recently released film, Pushpa: The Rise. Allu Arjun is a happy man as his film, Pushpa: The Rise had a stupendous theatrical run for four weeks. The film, which was released on OTT platforms in five languages, continues to impress the audience. It is safe to safe that Pushpa has catapulted him to fame once again. On this happy occasion, Allu Arjun has another news to celebrate. He clocked in 15 million followers on Instagram, which…

Health & Lifestyle TOP NEWS UPDATES Travel

US To Ban All Commercial Flights To China Ahead Of Beijing Winter Olympics

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): The US will be banning all commercial flights to China from January 19 as Beijing tries to keep coronavirus infections at bay ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Starting next week, there are likely to be no commercial flights bound for Beijing ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, reported CNN. Beginning January 19 and continuing for at least two weeks, all flights from the United States to China have either been cancelled or are likely to be suspended because of Chinese aviation regulations, according to CNN Business research of government announcements and published flight schedules. As of Friday, only two flights still appeared eligible to operate for that period, one of them with United Airlines (UAL). The Beijing Winter Games open on February 4, and participants are mostly taking special flights restricted to people with Olympics credentials as…

Food Health & Lifestyle

Study Finds Swapping Just One Food Item Daily Makes Diet Planet-Friendly

Washington [US], January 14 (ANI): Want to eat healthier but struggling with it? Well, according to a new Tulane University study, it may be easier than you think. Americans who eat beef could slash their diet’s carbon footprint as much as 48 per cent by swapping just one serving per day for a more planet-friendly alternative, according to the study. The study has been published in ‘The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’. Using real-world data from a survey of what more than 16,000 Americans eat in an average day, researchers from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Michigan calculated how much of a difference people could make if they swapped one high-impact food item for similar, more sustainable options. They examined how the change would impact two metrics — their daily diets’ greenhouse gas emissions and water…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Scientists Discover Different Effects Of Morning, Evening Exercise

Copenhagen [Denmark], January 14 (ANI): Scientists still do not know why the timing of exercise produces different effects. To gain a better understanding, an international team of scientists recently carried out the most comprehensive study to date of exercise performed at different times of the day. The findings were recently published in the journal ‘Cell Metabolism’. Their research has shown how different health-promoting signalling molecules are produced by the body in an organ-specific manner following exercise depending on the time of day. These signals have a broad impact on health, influencing sleep, memory, exercise performance and metabolic homeostasis. “A better understanding of how exercise affects the body at different times of day might help us to maximise the benefits of exercise for people at risk of diseases, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes,” said Professor Juleen R. Zierath from Karolinska Institutet and the…

Bollywood

Shakti Kapoor Receives COVID-19 Booster Shot

New Delhi [India], January 15 (ANI): Veteran actor Shakti Kapoor recently revealed that he has received his COVID-19 booster shot, an additional dose of a vaccine given after the original shot. Taking to his Instagram Stories, the 69-year-old actor shared a video of himself getting the booster dose. He also added the song ‘Love You Zindagi’ from Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Dear Zindagi’ in the background. The actor later shared videos of him jamming on ‘Chand Chhupa Badal Mein’ on guitar, while sitting with his friends. For the unversed, Kapoor has become the latest celebrity to receive the COVID-19 booster shot. Earlier, veteran actor Dharmendra also received the jab. A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine helps improve the protection people have from their first two doses of the vaccination. Health and frontline workers and people above 60 years old with comorbidities…

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Researchers Explore How Effects Of Childhood Abuse Extend Into Middle Age

Washington [US], January 14 (ANI): Childhood sexual abuse can lead to depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease and other health problems later in life. However, not all abused children experience these problems, and researchers are working to understand whose health is affected and why. In a new article, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, a team of researchers led by faculty in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development examined how the production of the stress hormone cortisol differs from childhood to middle age for some women who experienced childhood sexual abuse. “Previous research has shown that childhood sexual abuse is related to a lot of health issues that are sustained into adulthood,” said John Felt, postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Healthy Aging. “But we still need to understand how early-life adversity does or does not become embedded in people’s lives. When we understand this,…

Hollywood

Tiffany Haddish Arrested On Suspected DUI Charge In Georgia

Washington [US], January 15 (ANI): Actor Tiffany Haddish was arrested on Friday in Georgia on a suspected Driving Under Influence (DUI) charge. According to legal documents obtained by Deadline, the 42-year-old actor was released after posting a USD 1,666 bond at around 6:30 am (local time). A local law enforcement source told the outlet that the Grammy winner was found by Peachtree City police after calls to the cops of a driver falling asleep at the wheel. Haddish was arrested as she was pulling into the driveway of a residence in the golf cart rich South Metro Atlanta town. Law enforcement immediately arrested her after the ‘Girls Trip’ star refused a breathalyzer in the pre-dawn hours on Friday. Haddish was in the Peach State filming the Disney project ‘Haunted Mansion’ as per Deadline. The actor will also be seen soon as a police detective…

Entertainment Tamil

Rajinikanth expresses concern over people’s health…

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India]: On the occasion of Pongal, veteran actor Rajinikanth urged everyone to take proper care of their health amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “To protect ourselves from this virus, we must definitely follow all the rules and regulations. There can be nothing more important than one’s health. My Pongal greetings to everyone,” he tweeted. Rajinikanth’s Pongal wish comes at a time when India reported 2,64,202 fresh COVID cases (6.7 per cent higher than yesterday) and 1,09,345 recoveries in the last 24 hours. As per the Union Health Ministry, the country recorded 315 COVID fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 4,85,350. (image-instagram)

Bollywood

Kriti Sanon Opens up…Read to know more

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Kriti Sanon, who is basking in the success of her recently released film ‘Mimi’, opened up about how she manages to work on multiple projects at once. Over the years, Kriti has taken up challenging roles like that in her 2021 blockbuster release ‘Mimi’ which made her shine in the eyes of the audience and the critics. Currently, the actor is running on a tight schedule and hopping in between the sets. Speaking about how she manages to work on multiple projects at once, Kriti said, “When I am going on one set, I put all the other script aside and take that particular script, go through it all over again from the beginning. I have a habit of writing with the script so I write sub text on how I would play the character.” Moreover, Kriti makes sure to…

Entertainment TV/Web

Pete Davidson To Star In James DeMonaco’s ‘The Home’

Washington [US], January 13 (ANI): Comedian-actor Pete Davidson is gearing up for a thriller! The ‘Saturday Night Live’ star has been roped in for the upcoming horror thriller movie ‘The Home’ directed by James DeMonaco. As per Deadline, DeMonaco is writing the script with Adam Canto. Production on the upcoming project is scheduled to begin later this month. In the upcoming Miramax film, Davidson’s character Max gets a new job at a retirement home when he finds out the residents and their caretakers are hiding secrets. As he inspects the building’s forbidden fourth floor, he discovers more about his own history of being raised as a foster child. Bill Block and Sebastien K. Lemercier of Miramax will serve as producers for the horror thriller.Before getting back to work, Davidson was photographed with Kim Kardashian last week in the Bahamas enjoying a post-New Year’s vacation.…

Bollywood

Bollywood Stars Extend Lohri Wishes To Fans

New Delhi [India], January 13 (ANI): As the country is celebrating the joyous festival of Lohri, several Bollywood celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Anil Kapoor and more, took to their social media handles to wish their fans love and happiness in their life. Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter handle and wished fans by writing, “Moongphali dee khusboo atte gur di mithas,makki dee roti sarson da saag,dil dee khushi atte apnea da pyar Mubarak hove sarian nu lohri da tyohar. #HappyLohri.” Abhishek Bachchan also shared an animated picture of Lohri celebration on his Instagram story with a quote which read as, “Happy Lohri. May the Lohri fire burn away all the sadness out of your life and bring you joy, happiness and love. Wishing a very Happy Lohri to you and your family”. Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted “Lohri di lakh lakh wadhaiyaan! May…

Bollywood

Ajay Devgn Seeks Blessings At Sabrimala Temple In Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], January 13 (ANI): After officially announcing his Hindi remake of Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Tamil film ‘Kaithi’, actor Ajay Devgn visited Kerala’s famous Sabrimala Temple to offer his prayers to Lord Ayyappa. Several videos and pictures from his pilgrimage have been doing the rounds on the internet. In the viral clips, Ajay can be seen wearing a mandatory black ensemble and a ‘mala’ around his neck. Reportedly, Ajay observed month-long pre-pilgrimage rituals ahead of his visit to Sabrimala Temple. From sleeping on the floor to eating vegetarian food, walking barefoot, and abstaining from consuming alcohol, Ajay strictly followed the rituals before his holy visit. The temple is situated 3000 feet above sea level on the hills in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district.

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Tiger Shroff: ‘2022 Is Special As Both My Films ‘Heropanti 2’ & ‘Ganapath’ Will Be Releasing’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 13 (ANI): Get ready to witness Tiger Shroff in action avatar this year, and that too in two different films — ‘Heropanti 2’ and ‘Ganapath’. Interestingly, both films will be released around festivals. “2022 is a very important and special year for me as both my films ‘Heropanti 2’ and ‘Ganapath’ will be releasing on festivals, Eid and Christmas respectively. It’s a big deal to block the festival dates for release, especially those that have only been taken by stalwarts of our industry so far and I’m grateful to my producers for showing their trust and faith in me. All I can do in return is continue working hard and bring the best I can on the table for my ever so kind and loving audience,” Tiger said. Directed by Ahmed Khan, ‘Heropanti 2’ will be released on April 29,…

Entertainment Music/Events

Roddy Ricch Drops Out Of ‘SNL’ Due To COVID-19 Exposure

Washington [US], January 13 (ANI): American rapper Roddy Ricch was scheduled to take the stage as the musical guest of the first ‘Saturday Night Live episode’ of 2022 on January 15. However, Ricch has dropped out of ‘Saturday Night Live’ this week after a possible COVID exposure. “Due to recent COVID-19 exposure on my team and to keep everyone safe I won’t be able to perform on SNL this weekend,” Ricch wrote on his Instagram Story. “I’m working with the SNL team to lock in a new date though! LOVE [pray emoji] STAY SAFE,” he added. According to Variety, the rapper has been replaced by the Jack Antonoff-led band Bleachers for this weekend’s ‘SNL’ episode. ‘West Side Story’ fame Ariana DeBose is set to host the show on Saturday.Ricch is the third musical guest to pull out of a performance on the show due…

Entertainment TV/Web

Jennifer Aniston Thanks SAG Awards For All ‘The Morning Show’ Love

Washington [US], January 13 (ANI): Actor Jennifer Aniston is extremely happy as ‘The Morning Show’ scored four nominations at SAG Awards 2022. Reacting to the news, Jennifer took to Instagram and stated that she is proud to be a part of ‘The Morning Show’ family. “Thank you @sagawards for all @themorningshow love. I am so proud to be a part of this stunning cast and crew,” Jennifer wrote. Reese Witherspoon, who is also a part of ‘The Morning Show’, expressed her joy after reading about the SAG nominations. “Wow! Thank you so much to the @sagawards for showing @TheMorningShow so much love! — Its an honor and a pleasure to get to work with these incredibly talented people every day, none of which would be possible without the our amazing writer @kerry_ehrin_, Director @mimi.leder and devoted crew. I am thrilled to be recognized by…