Saturday, 3 June 2017

Jolie may star in 'Bride of Frankenstein'

Actress-filmmaker #Angelina_Jolie might join the cast of #Bride_of_Frankenstein, which has actors like Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem already on board.

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Universal Studios wants Jolie to star in the film, which will be directed by "Beauty and the Beast (2017)" helmer Bill Condon. It is said that the studio is eyeing her to play the Bride, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

However, the negotiations with Jolie haven't begun yet, despite "Bride of Frankenstein" being the only Dark Universe film after "The Mummy" which already has a release date.
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Jolie still heartbroken, Pitt ready to date again

Actress-filmmaker #Angelina_Jolie is reportedly still stuck in the past while actor #Brad_Pitt is ready to start a new life.

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Jolie is still hurt and angry at Pitt for leaving her and their children, but Pitt is ready to start dating again, reports hollywoodlife.com.

"She's still hurt by how Brad's friends seem to dislike her - and she's confided to her own friends that Brad broke her heart, and that she's still angry at him for throwing his family away. The past eight months have been the toughest time of her life, but Angie's finally feeling strong enough to talk about her ordeal," said a source.

"She has started to tell friends about how things fell apart because of Brad's drinking and his failings as a father - and what really happened between him and Maddox on that airplane," the source added.
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Reverse signs of sun damage on hair, skin

Heat can damage for your hair and skin, but there are ways to protect it from further damage, suggest experts.

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Audrey D'souza, TIGI Educator and Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head at Medical Services and Research and Development, Kaya Limited, have rolled out few tricks to save and revive your hair and skin:

For hair: 

* Coloured hair is always an easy target for harsh sunrays. If your coloured hair has been considerably exposed to the sun, there is big chance that the colour may have faded and the hair, dull and dry. 
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Dharmendra considers himself a newcomer in Bollywood

#Dharmendra has been part of showbiz for over 50 years, but still considers himself to be a newcomer.

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The veteran actor on Friday said he still has miles to go and things to learn.

The 81-year-old actor, who is working on his first international short film "Dream Catcher", added that he wants to immerse himself in work.

"I think I am still a newcomer. I still have so much to learn...One can achieve something only by learning. If I say that I have learned a lot and come a long way, I will lose the enthusiasm," Dharmendra said at an event here.

He added: "I want to keep working. Work is worship for me whether it is film or at my farm."

The actor says his passion for films remains the same. The reason behind it is because he wants "to touch hearts and film industry is the best medium" for it.

Revealing his secret about good health, the yesteryear's hero said: "I exercise regularly. My soul is pure it tells me where I go wrong. My roots are still connected to my village."

The senior actor, who will soon complete 60 years in the industry, has entertained audiences with movies of all genres -- from the intense "Bandini" and "Satyakam" to potboilers like "Raja Jani" and "Pratigya", and as a comic artist with perfect timing in "Sholay" and "Chupke Chupke". 
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Paris Appreciation Awards will be given atop Eiffel Tower

The #Paris_Appreciation_Awards, being launched this year to celebrate entrepreneurial success stories across sectors, will be awarded atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the organisers said.

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Backed by World News Network, the awards ceremony is scheduled for July 8 and will celebrate entrepreneurship across industries such as pharmaceuticals, aviation, fashion, cosmetics, e-commerce, FMCG, real estate, manufacturing, jewellery, banking and financial services.

The event, that is being endorsed by Queen Munni Ironie of Arts 4 Peace Awards, aims to promote entrepreneurship and industrial growth through strategic global collaborations as a stepping stone to economic development, according to Satish Reddy, Managing Director, World News Network.
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Farhan, Ritesh's '3 Storeys' to release on August 25

The cast and crew of #3_Storeys, a film revolving around three separate stories, is excited about its August 25 release.

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The movie, directed by first-timer Arjun Mukherjee, is a collaboration between Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Media and Entertainment and B4U.

Sidhwani tweeted: "First film under Excel Media. Title says it all '3 Storeys' 25/08/17."

"3 Storeys" will feature an ensemble cast of actors like Sharman Joshi, Pulkit Samrat, Richa Chadda and Renuka Shahane in pivotal roles.
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Salman to pay tribute to Reema Lagoo at IIFA

A special tribute is being planned at the International Indian Film Awards #IIFA event in July for actress #Reema_Lagoo, who died last month. #Salman_Khan, who played her onscreen son in several films, will lead the tribute.

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Reema passed away on May 18. She had shared screen space with Salman in films like "Saajan", "Maine Pyar Kiya", "Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!", "Hum Saath-Saath Hain" and "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai".

Salman, who will be performing at the event, said here on Thursday: "Reemaji had played my mother in some films, starting with 'Maine Pyar Kiya'. Off-screen, she was like a friend with me. She was a lovely human being. It feels like I've lost my onscreen mother.".
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If Modi had a problem, he would've told Priyanka: Sunny Leone

Actress #Sunny_Leone has supported Indian actress #Priyanka_Chopra after she was trolled on social media for wearing a short dress when she met Prime Minister #Narendra_Modi in Berlin.

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Sunny, who was present at the launch of animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals' newest vegetarian campaign in Mumbai on Thursday, said: "I believe that we have elected a very smart man to be the Prime Minister of India. He is so smart, so intelligent and so outspoken that if he had a problem with it (Priyanka wearing a short dress) he would tell Priyanka. But he didn't."
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Amitabh Bachchan begins work on KBC's new season

Megastar #Amitabh_Bachchan has announced that reality TV game show #KaunBanegaCrorepati will return to the telly world soon. He has already started recording registration questions for it.

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Amitabh's announcement comes at a time when there was a buzz that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might come on board to host the new season of the widely popular general knowledge-based game show.

"KBC has gracefully agreed to reappear and in doing so has coerced me into recording the Registration Questions for the contest to be on air by August-September this year," the 74-year-old actor posted on his blog late on Thursday night.
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Wines from Sula Vineyards enter Russian market

Leading Indian wine company #Sula_Vineyards has announced the launch of its produce in Russia.

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India's first wine producer to enter the Russian market, Sula has over 65 per cent market share in India and exports to over 25 countries across Asia, Europe, the US and Canada. 

The wine company has now partnered with Marine Express, one of Russia's leading importers and distributors of wine and liquors, to foray into the Russian market.

Cecilia Oldne, Vice President, Marketing and Global Brand Ambassador, Sula Vineyards, expressed her happiness over the partnership with Marine Express. 

Friday, 2 June 2017

We Deliver News Before They Become Rumors: Sanjay Tiwari

News Helpline, one of the biggest Bollywood news agency recently launched its ‘Good Luck’ plan and Mr. Sanjay Tiwari, founder of News Helpline assures that it shall prove a boon for Bollywood portals and Bollywood Startups in coming time as they deliver news before they become rumors.

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"The Value of news is very time dependent and we deliver news before they become rumors. We have designed our portal News Helpline for delivery of fast, breaking, Rumor-proof ‘Pure Bollywood News’. said Mr. Tiwari.

Content has always remained King. And especially if the content is in News form, one has to be very fast, alert and unbiased to deliver the pure news.  Procuring the right content with no delay factor and right costing is a big challenge faced by majority of upcoming as well as existing Bollywood websites. ‘News’ is one small word which loses its meaning and purpose if delayed. And to be in tune with ‘Time’, involves strong infrastructure, use of technology and skilled professionals which shoots up the cost of a news. 

Eat healthy, stay healthy: Tej Sapru's motto

Actor #Tej_Sapru, 61, says he lives by one motto and that is to eat and stay healthy.

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He makes it a point to exercise everyday and doesn't skip any of his meals. 

The actor, who will soon be seen in Star Plus's show "Aarambh", also urged "everyone to make it a point to walk at least for an hour every day". 

"I am 61 and I live by the motto eat healthy, stay healthy. I wake up at 6 a.m. for my walk before I get into any work," Sapru said in a statement. 
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Jim Carrey speaks up on Kathy Griffin controversy

Actor-comedian #Jim_Carrey got political by standing by fellow comedian Kathy Griffin, who faced backlash for posing with a decapitated, and fake head resembling US President Donald Trump for a photo shoot.

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Griffin's photo shoot showed her with a facsimile of Trump's severed head. She later apologised for it.

"I think what happens is, when these extraordinary times politically happen, and we're going through terror and the fear of the end, comics are the last line of defense. We tell them the truth, and we make something beautiful out of it," Carey told the audience at the Los Angeles premiere of his series "I'm Dying Up Here" on Wednesday night, reports people.com. 

"So, uh, Kathy Griffin? Hold up a severed leg as well. I don't know if it's funny, but I don't think the joke is the problem. Don't worry about it. Don't worry for your existence. All of this is meaningless... All of creation is just God's Fidget Spinner. It's really not important. What's important is that we're all here."

'Fuller House' co-stars are my family: Jodie Sweetin

Actress #Jodie_Sweetin has known her #Full_House and #Fuller_House co-stars for 31 years of her life. She considers them to be her family.

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"I mean, these are people that I've known now since I was 4, almost 5 years old. I've known them for 31 years of my life. 

"I think it's kind of hard to put into words what they mean because they really are my family, other than my parents, and my actual, legitimate family, there's nobody else in my life I've known longer than these people," Sweetin told eonline.com.

"And they've been with me through everything - all of us - we've been through births and deaths and marriages and divorces and everything together. I think it's kind of hard to put into words just how close of a family we really are."
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Karan Johar to host IIFA 2017

Filmmaker #Karan_Johar, whose directorial "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" is the front runner in the nomination pack of the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, will host the gala night in New York in July, it was announced here on Thursday.

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"Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" has a chance to win in eight categories, followed by "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" which has been nominated across seven categories.

The IIFA Weekend and Awards, to be held July 13-15, will be a celebration of Indian film, music, fashion and dance.

To reveal some of the details about the upcoming gala, Bollywood stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt addressed press conference here, and later got together for a live video Conference with five Cities globally -- New York, London, Dubai, Chicago and Houston.
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'Sachin: A Billion Dreams', 'Hindi Medium' tax-free in Delhi

The Delhi government has declared two movies -- "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", a docu-drama on Sachin Tendulkar, and actor Irrfan Khan starrer "Hindi Medium" -- tax-free, an official said on Thursday.

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"The government gave approval to make films 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' and 'Hindi Medium' tax-free in the national capital. An order in this connection has also been released," the government official said.

Narrated by Sachin himself, "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" takes viewers on an inspirational journey and tells how a Mumbai boy went on to become the "God of Cricket". The movie was released on May 26.

Platino Prizes are on a par with Oscars: Mexican-born actress

Mexican-born actress #Kate_del_Castillo, who unveiled some of this year's Platino Prizes for Ibero-American Cinema nominees, says these awards were at the same level as the Oscars.

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Castillo and fellow actors Miguel Angel Silvestre, Angie Cepeda and Edward James Olmos announced the Platino nominations at a ceremony on Wednesday at The Beverly Hilton hotel here, Efe reported.

"I see the Platinos as extremely important," the 47-year-old star of the highly successful "La reina del sur" (Queen of the South) said in an interview with Efe.

"These prizes are at the same level as the Oscars, and we're just beginning. It's an incredible platform they're giving us to see the wonders of Ibero-American cinema," she added.

The fourth Platino Prizes gala will take place on July 22 at Madrid's La Caja Magica stadium.
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I love Priyanka Chopra: Dwayne Johnson

Hollywood actor #Dwayne_Johnson says he fell in love with Indian actress #Priyanka_Chopra after the first meeting.

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The actor found an instant connection with Bollywood's 'desi girl'.

"I love this woman, it's funny when she came to America... She was over here, signed with our agency, with my agent, we immediately had that connection," Johnson said in an interview for "Now Showing".

The show will air on Friday on CNN-News18, read a statement from the channel. 
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Anil challenges Ranveer, Arjun to break fashion boundaries

Veteran actor #Anil_Kapoor has challenged the younger generation of actors like his nephew #Arjun_Kapoor as well as #Ranveer_Singh and Varun Dhawan.

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Anil on Thursday took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself dressed in in a bright red ganji and shorts paired with black gladiator sandals and a red cowboy hat. 

"I've been breaking fashion boundaries way before you guys! Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh (and) Varun Dhawan I challenge you to beat this! Up for it," Anil captioned the image. 
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Huma Qureshi in work mode for 'Kaala'

Actress #Huma_Qureshi, who makes her Tamil debut with upcoming film #Kaala, says she is slowly becoming the character she essays in the Rajinikanth-starrer.

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In the film, she plays a Muslim character called Zareena.

"Prep mode on 'Kaala'. Slowly becoming Zareena. Working hard. Blessed," Huma tweeted on Thursday.

The film's first schedule will be shot here for 40 days.

The makers have constructed a set of Mumbai's Dharavi slum in Chennai where the next schedule will happen.

Rajinikanth plays a slum lord in "Kaala", which is being directed by Pa. Ranjith.
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Kirsten Dunst unimpressed by Spider-Man reboots

Actress #Kirsten_Dunst is not impressed with all the reboots of Spider-Man, and says filmmakers are "milking" the franchise for money.

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Asked for her opinion on the Spider-Man reboot, she said they made the best ones, reports marieclaire.co.uk. 

Dunst said: "We made the best ones, so who cares? I'm like, ‘You make it all you want'. They're just milking that cow for money. It's so obvious. You know what I mean?"

Dunst played Mary Jane Watson opposite Tobey Maguire in director Sam Raimi's 2002 to 2007 trilogy of films about the superhero. 
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Sean Penn reunites with former wife

Actor #Sean_Penn and his former wife and actress #Robin_Wright were spotted together here though it doesn't seem to be a romantic getaway.

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The former couple, who divorced back in 2010, flew into JFK Airport on Tuesday morning, and walked out together. They also left in the same SUV, reports tmz.com.

The meeting seems to be more related to co-parenting.

Kevin Hart wants to host Oscars

Hosting the Oscars is on stand-up comedian-actor #Kevin_Harts bucket list.

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"It would be something I would definitely do just to say I did it in my career," Hart told Variety. 

"It would be great to say I had that moment."

Serving as emcee for the Academy Awards would put Hart in the company of some comedy greats like Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg. 

Garner not ready to date after divorce

Actress #Jennifer_Garner is happy to settle into her new life as a single mother, say sources.

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The actress, who filed for divorce from actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck in April, is "doing okay", a source told people.com. 

"This has really been the most difficult decision for her. But it's time to focus on the future." 

Garner and Affleck, who each asked for joint custody of their three children -- Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5 -- continue to co-parent together, according to sources.

While Affleck lived in the guest house on the couple's Los Angeles property since he and Garner announced their split in June 2015 after 10 years of marriage, the actor has now moved to a nearby home to remain close to his family.

"They want to be sure the kids are comfortable," said a source close to both. 

"It's all in step with what they've always said was the most important thing: their children."
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Adventure show 'The Real High' to explore Arunachal Pradesh

#Rannvijay_Singha, along with a group of six young kids of urban upbringing, will soon be seen in an adventure travel show named #The_Real_High that explores various parts of the north-eastern state, Arunachal Pradesh.

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Sharing the core idea of the show, Rannvijay said: "Raghu Ram ('MTV Roadies' show host) and I travelled a lot during a show that we used to do together that required a lot of travelling. What I realised is that Arunachal Pradesh has so much to offer and people are very nice there, happy and smiling.

"Knowing the fact that we are a country that has a majority of the youth population, I think it would be so interesting to take these urban kids to nature and let them survive out of their comfort zone!"

The trailer launch of the show took place here on Wednesday in the presence of P.D. Sona, Parliamentary Secretary in the Tourism Department of Arunachal Pradesh, along with B. Saikumar, the founder of Arre -- a new-age infotainment platform.
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'Sangamithra' is going to be fantastic, says Shruti Haasan

Actress Shruti Haasan, who earlier opted out of upcoming film "Sangamithra" due to "unavoidable circumstances", on Wednesday wished luck to the makers of the film and said that it is going to be a fantastic movie.

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The makers of "Sangamithra" announced on Monday that Shruti has left the project. Later, a statement was released by Shruti's spokesperson stating that the actress had not "received a proper bound script or a proper date calendar".

"It is a project that I am no longer a part of so, I wouldn't like to elaborate on it further," Shruti said here while promoting her forthcoming romantic comedy film "Behen Hogi Teri".

"I like to have a firm and clear idea of a script and a character -- that's how I work. And if that doesn't happen, then I move on to the next things. But, I wish the team all the very best. I am sure it is going to be fantastic," she added.
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Unexplored destinations, sustainable tourism on Indians' mind

Indians are widely opting to #travel to unexplored destinations and have been quite experimental with their travelling choices, according to experts.

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Alankar Chandra, co-founder and CEO of wildlife and nature tourism firm Wild Voyager, and a report by Make My Trip (online travel services firm) have pointed a few summer travel trends this year:

* Indians this summer have shown interest in travelling to previously unexplored destinations like Digha and North-East's less visited places like Gangtok, Shillong, Kalimpong and Lachung.

In the quest to explore the unmapped destinations, travellers are not hesitating before spending for offbeat destinations on international front. This includes the last remaining wilderness like Iceland and Antarctica, or locations like the Bahamas or the Caribbean islands that have so far have largely attracted the elite Europeans. 
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James Bond girl Molly Peters dead

James Bond actress Molly Peters has died at the age of 75.

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She appeared opposite actor Sean Connery in the 1965 James Bond offering "Thunderball".

Peters's death was confirmed by the official James Bond Twitter feed, which shared a photo of her with the words: "We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family."

No details about the cause of her death have yet been revealed, reports mirror.co.uk.

Zac Efron makes me want to go to gym: Priyanka

Actress #Priyanka_Chopra says her "Baywatch" co-star #Zac_Efron is "fascinating and inspiring" when it comes to following fitness regime.

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"‘Baywatch' has been such an incredible experience to work on. There are many funny things that happened but the funniest thing to happen to me during the shoot was Zac Efron's abs and how he maintains them," Priyanka said in a statement. 

The actress, who also associated with Movies Now to promote her forthcoming film, added: "All he does is workout between shots and it's pretty fascinating and very inspiring; makes me want to go to the gym."

The "Quantico" star has made her Hollywood debut with "Baywatch", which has been adapted from the 1990s' popular TV series of the same name.
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John Abraham starts shooting for 'Parmanu'

Actor #John_Abraham has started shooting for his upcoming production "Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran", based on the successful nuclear tests conducted in Pokhran, Rajasthan in 1998.

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John on Wednesday took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of the film's clap-board and captioned: "Day 1.. 'Parmanu. The Story of Pokhran'. Our biggest test ever!"

"Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran" also stars Diana Penty and Boman Irani. 

John has also written the film along with Saiwyn Quadros and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh (writers of "Neerja"). The music of the film is helmed by Sachin-Jigar.

"The road to Pokhran has been paved. It's time to embark on a journey to revisit the mission that changed the place of India on the world map and turning the course of modern India's position in the world as a strong nuclear state," John said in a statement.
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Summer fruits for glowing skin, hair

While one must be gorging on summer fruits like #watermelon and #papaya to beat the heat, it can also help to know that these can be used in battling skin and hair woes, say experts:

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Neelanjana Singh, Nutrition Consultant with Heinz Nutrition Foundation India, says that among many other nutritional benefits that these fruits offer, they are also particularly beneficial for the health of one's skin and hair, besides being low on calories.

* Watermelon: The seeds of watermelon are just as beneficial, if not more, than the fruit. Watermelon contains several antioxidants that help defy the signs of ageing on the skin and, therefore, making it look firmer, younger and healthier. Moreover, the seeds of the fruit contain unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid that keep the skin elastic and youthful. 

Dry fruits to munch on to stay fit

Treat yourself to #dry_fruits like apricots, walnuts and pistachios to be healthy.

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Purba Kalita, co-founder, SaleBhai.com, an online marketplace for regional sweets and handicrafts, and Priyatama Srivastava, dietician at UrbanClap, a mobile services marketplace, suggest a list of dry fruits you can consume:

* Almonds: It is a healthy substitute for conventional snacking options, which are generally high in sugar, and can be enjoyed anytime. Almonds are rich in anti-oxidants and have zero cholesterol. They are known to provide relief from constipation, respiratory issues and heart disorders, besides being great for hair, skin, and teeth.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Frankie Essex flaunts her incredible two stone weight loss in TINY gold bikini on holiday in Portugal

#Frankie_Essex flaunted her amazing weight loss as she wore a TINY gold bikini on holiday in Portugal.

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The former TOWIE beauty didn't shy away from putting her curves on display and looked proud of her impressive two-stone weight loss.

Enjoying a sun soaked trip to Portugal, the star flaunted her cleavage in the plunging gold swimsuit that left very little to the imagination.

She enjoyed a glass of wine as she looked out to sea.

The strappy showed off her toned torso, with Frankie clearly proud of her amazing figure.

Shweta Tiwari’s daughter Palak to debut opposite Darsheel Safary?

Popular television actress #Shweta_Tiwari says her daughter is set to make her Bollywood debut and is in talks for few projects.

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Shweta’s daughter Palak is likely to make her acting debut with a film titled “Quickie” opposite Darsheel Safary of “Taare Zameen Par” fame, industry sources said.

“Yes, Palak is making her film debut. She is in talks for a film with Darsheel too. The official statement will be out soon,” Shweta told.

The 36-year-old actress has featured in popular TV soaps like “Kasautii Zindagi Kay”, “Parvarrish”.
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Chinese actress Zhu Zhu to visit India for ‘Tubelight’ promotions

Chinese actress #Zhu_Zhu will be visiting India for the promotions of her Bollywood debut film #Tubelight.

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Directed by Kabir Khan, the film features Zhu Zhu opposite Salman Khan.

“Heroines have always played strong roles in my films. Zhu Zhu plays an important role in the film but we can’t talk about it. Also, she will be coming to India for promotions. But we are yet to chalk out a proper plan,” Kabir told PTI.

With films like “PK” and “Dangal” doing good business in China, “Tubelight” makers are also planning to release the film in the country.
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Emma Watson is my role model, says Paris Jackson

Aspiring actress-model #Paris_Jackson says she looks up to #Emma_Watson.

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The 19-year-old actress says she was elated to meet the “Beauty and the Beast” star at the recent MTV Movie and TV Awards held in Los Angeles and would love to collaborate with her one day, reported Grazia magazine.

“I love her, and it would be great to work with her in the future. She’s my role model,” says Paris.

The upcoming actress approached Watson at her table during a break at the awards ceremony and was delighted when the “Harry Potter” star shared her phone number with her.
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Bella Thorne reunites with former beau Gregg

Actress #Bella_Thorne reunited with her former boyfriend #Gregg_Sulkin on his birthday and shared a photograph of them cuddling together.

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Thorne, who was rumoured to have felt “used” and “humiliated” by reality TV star Scott Disick after spending time with him in Cannes last week, celebrated Sulkin’s birthday with him on May 28, reports dailymail.co.uk.

In the photograph, Gregg, who turned 25 on Monday, is lying on a pool chair and Thorne is lying on top of him.
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Sushant Singh Rajput impressed by ‘Punjaban’ Kriti Sanon

#Sushant_Singh_Rajput and #Kriti_Sanon are all set for their upcoming film #Raabta and are leaving no stone unturned for promoting the movie.

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The chemistry between the two in the trailer has already grabbed everyone’s eye balls.


On Tuesday, the ‘MS Dhoni’ star took to Twitter and shared an adorable photo with her co-star Kriti.

He captioned the snap, “All the butter chicken and daal makhani come in handy now for this punjaban :)) @kritisanon #Raabta 9th June.”

In the photo, Kriti is seen giving a piggy back ride to Sushant.

To this, Kriti replied, “Haha.. Ya.. But the desserts you had made it tougher for me!”

The movie also stars Jim Sarbh as an antagonist as well as a cameo by Rajkummar Rao which will see the actor play a 324-year-old.
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Kannada film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar dies at 78

Veteran Kannada film producer and distributor #Parvathamma_Rajkumar passed away early on Wednesday at a private hospital here, said its spokesperson. She was 78.

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"Parvathamma died at 4.40 a.m., due to cardiac arrest after her blood pressure dropped since Tuesday night," M.S. Ramaiah Hospital spokesperson Prakash told.

Parvathamma, widow of Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar, is survived by three sons and two daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law and grand-children.

"A cancer patient, Parvathamma was admitted to the hospital on May 14, and was on ventilator for the last 12 days due to multiple organ failure after the malignancy spread to her lungs and liver," said Prakash.

I'm married with me: Adriana Lima

Model #Adriana_Lima, who split from husband Marko Jaric in 2014 after five years of marriage, says she is single now.

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Lima was spotted at the Monaco Grand Prix on May 28 with a sparkling diamond band on her finger after which rumours emerged that the 35-year-old was married or engaged.

However, the Victoria's Secret model took to Instagram on Monday to deny the reports and said that she is married to herself, reports dailymail.co.uk.
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Tips to maintain feather jewellery

Maintain your #feather_jewellery by keeping them in a separate storage space, and by going easy on the cleaning part, say experts.

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Sonam Gupta, jewellery designer and founder, Zurie Design Studio, and Pritesh Goyal, jewellery designer, SLG Jewellers, share some tips to protect feather jewellery.

* Go with the light moisture wash: Not all kind of feather jewellery can be cleaned, and those that can be washed can't just be put under the tap. So, if you wish to clean them, hang them on the bathroom wall while you take a shower and let them enjoy the moisture bath from the shower. 

* Don't go overboard with cleaning: Ensure to do a small check after you get back home to make sure they are in proper condition. But if you want to give a proper cleaning, then do it once in a month because an overload of chemical and water treatment can also harm them.

* Separate storage space: The feather jewels are extremely soft and delicate and can't be stored with their counterparts made from heavy metal pieces. They need a space that needs to be both and dust and moisture free as both the elements can bring dullness. Other than that, hanging them is the best option as they face the chances of getting tangled if kept in drawers.

Film director Dasari Narayana Rao dead

Well-known Telugu film director and former Union Minister of State for Coal #Dasari_Narayana_Rao died here on Tuesday after prolonged illness. He was 75.

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Rao, who holds Limca World Record for directing the most films, died at a private hospital due to health complications.

According to doctors at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), he died at 7 p.m. due to sudden cardiac arrest while undergoing treatment.

Rao, who was suffering from multiple health problems, was in hospital for more than two months before being discharged on March 28.

Don't strangle celebrities with expectations: Manisha Koirala

Actress #Manisha_Koirala says celebrities shouldn't be strangled with expectations.

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Manisha, a cancer survivor, campaigns for the cause and has lent her support to preventing violence against women and human trafficking.

Does her celebrity status help in making a difference?

"Any celebrity or a public figure would have an impact on the society, but having said that... don't strangle them with expectations as at the end of the day they are also human beings," Manisha responded to a question. 

The 46-year-old added: "People who are not celebrities should also be responsible in spreading social messages."
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Rahman's son makes Hindi singing debut

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman's son A.R. Ameen made his singing debut in Hindi with "Sachin: A Billion Dreams".

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Ameen, 14, has sung the song "Mard Maratha" for the James Erskine directorial, which released on May 26.

Rahman, who is also the music composer for the film, took to Twitter where he shared the YouTube link to his son's song, which also features singer Anjali Gaikwad.

"AR Ameen's Hindi debut featuring Anjali Gaikwad," Rahman posted on Twitter on Monday.
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'Thugs Of Hindostan' logo reminds of GoT

The logo of #Thugs_Of_Hindostan is out, and it seems that the makers of the much-publicised movie have taken inspiration from the hugely popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones" for it.

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One can't overlook the stark resemblance between the font of the film's logo to that of the show. 

"Thugs of Hindostan" is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and stars Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.

At the moment, Aamir is prepping for a 'big action sequence' for the movie. The Yash Raj Films' project promises to have action at sea and a dose of history. 

Baby care tips for new moms

While new mothers need to embrace the fact that the first few days will be chaotic, there are ways in which #baby_care can be provided without too much stress, say experts.

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Prerna Kohli, Clinical Psychologist, who is an expert on the Huggies panel, and Ravi Khanna, Founder of New Born Critical Centre, list down some tips:

* Making the baby feel safe and secure: A pivotal part of a new mother's life is to assure her baby's complete safety, with the challenge of not being able to verbally communicate so for many months to come. In such a case, all that you need to do is harness the power of your hugs. While hugging your baby will be natural to you, the positive impact of your embraces go beyond mere instinct. A child who is hugged feels safe, thereby reducing stress.

Crawford celebrates 19 years of marriage

Former supermodel #Cindy_Crawford is celebrating 19 years of her marriage to #Rande_Gerber.

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Crawford took to Instagram and said she considers herself blessed to have Gerber as her husband, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"Cheers to 19 years with this guy! Happy anniversary! So blessed to have you as my husband. Thanks for putting up with me Rande Gerber," Crawford, 51, wrote alongside an image.

The couple married on May 29, 1998. Together they have two children -- son Presley and daughter Kaia.

Crawford also shared an image in which she can be seen dressed in an all-black ensemble while standing next to her husband in a room decorated with silver streamers and disco balls. 
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Anushka Sharma spreads Swachh Bharat message

Actress #Anushka_Sharma, who is a face of Prime Minister #Narendra_Modi's ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan campaign, has urged the public towards building a healthy and sanitised nation.

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"Honoured to be part of Swachh Bharat campaign. Please adopt healthy sanitation practices and construct toilets to ensure safety for women," Anushka tweeted. 

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a campaign to clean the streets, roads and for the infrastructural development of the country. The objectives of Swachh Bharat are to reduce or eliminate open defecation through the construction of individual, cluster and community toilets.
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Emily Ratajkowski goes nude on film set

Actress-model #Emily_Ratajkowski ditched clothes and performed naked for a scene of her upcoming film #Welcome_Home.

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The 25-year-old appeared at ease as she went completely naked on the set for the thriller film here on Sunday, reports dailymail.co.uk.

In some photographs, Ratajkowski bared her derriere and side-breast while taking the nude scene in her stride. She waited patiently between takes while standing between bushes. At one point, she lifted her arm above her head to fix her hair. 

Before the scene, Ratajkowski was seen wrapped up in a thick coat. 
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tourists flocking to Himachal hills feel cheated

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Nothing can describe the hospitality industry in #Himachal_Pradesh better than Newton's law of motion.

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As the heat in the plains of northern India pulls tourists to the hills, they feel the heat of being fleeced everywhere.

Hotels, guesthouses and lodges have doubled their tariffs. Private taxi drivers and guides openly fleece the tourists by quoting high rates in this peak summer season, pinching the pockets of thousands of holidaymakers.

Sample this: In the picturesque tourist resort of Manali, for glimpses of a snowy landscape spread over the majestic Rohtang Pass, you should be ready to shell out an extremely high fare to hire a cab.