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  • 10-yr-old's Christmas list hit with Twitterati
    New Delhi, November 18 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl's wish-list of items she looks forward to when Papa Xmas -- Santa Claus -- visits at the stroke of midnight on December 25 has won hearts of millions. The letter was shared on Twitter on November 14, with a picture of the list. It has 26 items including, an iPhone 11, $4,000 in cash, ear pods, Mac book air, a real bunny, "Hiydra flask", and pink pumas. One user said that if his 10-year-old saw this list she might go "out of her min
  • Shilpa Shetty: Life is just so complicated today
    Mumbai, November 18 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra says life has become very complicated today, with people putting so much pressure on their relationships. Shilpa, who is married to businessman Raj Kundra and has a son, opened up about her love beliefs when she appeared in an episode of VOOT's fitness chat show "TikTok presents Work It Up" with host Sophie Choudry. In a segment, she agreed that love was simpler in the 1990s. "We didn't have phones. Mobiles came in the la
  • Bon Appetit! Katy Perry enthralls fans with her Firework
    Mumbai, November 17 (IANS) With over 25,000 fans, pop icon Katy Perry's mesmerising performance blew the audience away at the OnePlus music festival held at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. On Saturday night, after seven years, Katy performed in India. She had previously performed at the opening ceremony of 2012 Indian Premier League in Chennai. "I was overwhelmed with the energy and love I felt as I performed. I had goosebumps when they sang along with me to their favorite s
  • Charlize Theron won't ever 'compromise' for a man
    Los Angeles, November 17 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron has said she wants to find love again and be in a relationship but she won't ever "compromise" anything in her life to please a man. "I'd love to meet somebody and that is something I even think can happen. I'm just not willing to compromise if something doesn't feel right. That's something that has definitely changed for me after I got to my forties, Theron told HELLO! magazine, reports She added: "I thin
  • Lili Reinhart on dealing with anxiety: It's Frustrating
    Los Angeles, November 16 (IANS) Actress Lili Reinhart has opened up about her "frustrating" battle with anxiety and depression, saying it has taken time to realise she was "just a human whos feeling something in a different way than some other people would". The "Riverdale" actress spoke to Glamour magazine about her mental health struggles, sharing her difficulties are still very much ongoing, reports "I've experienced depression and anxiety. Not constantly, but
  • Vaani Kapoor: Insecurity hasn't crept into my life so far
    New Delhi, November 16 (IANS) She has been around for six years in the glitzy world of Bollywood but has done just four films. Actress Vaani Kapoor seems to be taking it slow and steady in the Hindi film industry. She says insecurity has not crept into her life so far because she believes in giving her 100 per cent dedication to the work she does. "You only feel insecure when you let insecurities creep into your life. It hasn't so far in my life," Vaani told IANS. She added: "Of
  • Meghan Markle still waiting for her UK citizenship
    London, November 16 (IANS) Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was still waiting to be granted a British citizenship despite applying for it two years ago and being married to Prince Harry for 18 months, a media report said on Saturday. "Meghan is not yet a British citizen," a friend of the Duchess confirmed to The Daily Mail. "It might seem extraordinary, given that she's been married to the Queen's grandson (Prince Harry) for 18 months, but she accepts that it's a slow process," th
  • Air pollution depicts environment degradation: Roshni Nadar
    New Delhi, November 16 (IANS) Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Vice Chairperson of HCL Technologies says degradation of environment has direct adverse effect on people and the most real example is the severe poor air quality of Delhi. Malhotra, part of the $9.3 billion organisation and Founder and Trustee of The Habitats Trust, told IANS: "The need to protect our remaining forests and green cover & wetlands is urgent as that is what keeps our air breathable. "With a population of 1.3 b
  • Rani Mukerji: 'Mardaani 2' has an important social message
    Mumbai, November 15 (IANS) Rani Mukerji is all geared for "Mardaani 2", which she hopes that the entire nation watches as it is inspired by some very disturbing true events. The actress says the film has an important social message. "'Mardaani 2' has an important social message and the entire plan has been built to spread this message as wide, to as many people as possible. I'm overwhelmed by the reactions and really happy that our trailer has struck a chord with audiences," Rani sa
  • Taapsee Pannu: Education is solution to all problems
    Mumbai, November 14 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu believes that education is the solution to all problems. She recently shot for a Karamveer episode for the show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 11" where she was accompanied by Achyuta Samanta from Kalarabanka, Odisha. He had started the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), which provides free accommodation, food, healthcare and education to the tribal children of Odisha. He is also the founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Tec
  • Vidya Balan reveals her all-time favourite movies
    Mumbai, November 13 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says she loves comedy films, adding that she can't stop laughing every time she watches Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1979 classic "Gol Maal", starring Amol Palekar and Utpal Dutt. "I find the old 'Gol Maal' crazily funny. Everytime Utpal Dutt says 'achhaaa', I can watch that scene on loop and keep laughing. Also, when he and Shubha Khote are running around the house and she hits him with a stick -- the scene is just hilarious. I love slapstic
  • Dia Mirza: Feels nice to be able to do the work you love
    Mumbai, November 13 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza takes out time to associate with social causes when she is not pursuing an acting career, and she says it feels nice to be able to do the work you love and enjoy as a human being. Dia made her digital debut with a web series called "Kaafir" along with Mohit Raina a while back, and she is associated with United Nations and the Save The Children foundation. "It's been a very interesting year for me. My last project 'Kaafir' was really sp
  • Swara Bhasker: I have never abused children
    New Delhi, November 12 (IANS) Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker faced backlash on social media earlier this month after a video gone viral showed she was allegedly abusing a four-year-old child actor. Insisting that the issue blew out of proportion, Swara says she has never abused children nor any of her co-actors. The furore happened when after a video clip from the chat show "Son Of Abish" surfaced, showing her using abusive terms like "chu**ya" and "kameena" in reference to a fou
  • Mammootty is a down-to-earth celebrity: Prachi Tehlan
    Thiruvananthapuram, November 11 (IANS) Actress Prachi Tehlan, who got a chance to work with Mammootty in the upcoming film "Mamankam", says it was a dream come true for her to share screen space with the Malayalam Malayalam cinema doyen. "Working with Mammootty sir was like a dream come true. He is one of the most respected actors of our country - an actor who has worked in more than 400 films in his approximately 50 years long career. Besides, he is a wonderful human being and
  • Anil Kapoor: I'm always my worst critic
    By Sugandha Rawal    New Delhi, November 11 (IANS) After four decades in Bollywood, Anil Kapoor feels he needs to learn how to go easy on himself, and that is his biggest challenge. The actor says he has always been his worst critic. Anil entered the industry with a small role in 1979 with Umesh Mehra's "Hamare Tumhare", and then went on to carve his niche by balancing his stature as a respectable actor and his popularity as a saleable star, with performances includi
  • Girls are wired to be as good in maths as boys
    New York, November 10 (IANS) Researchers have found similar patterns of brain activity in both boys and girls as they engage in basic math problems. For the study, published in the journal Science of Learning, the research team from Carnegie Mellon University comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Through brain imaging, their research shows no gender difference in brain function or math ability. "We see that children's brains function similarly
  • $2,555 to see Santa at high-end London store
    London, November 9 (IANS) Harrods, the 170-year-old high-end department store in London, has caused quite a stir after restricting access to its Christmas grotto where Santa Claus greets customers, only to those who spend 2,000 pounds ($2,550) or more, it was reported on Saturday. The store said only those with a Green tier 2 or above Harrods Reward card can visit Father Christmas. In order to qualify for the tier, customers must have spent between 2,000 and 4,999 pounds ($6,386), T
  • B-Town hails Supreme Court decision on Ayodhya
    Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities such as Farhan Akhtar, Taapsee Pannu and Madhur Bhandarkar on Saturday hailed the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya case, and requested people to respect the court's decision. The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Centre to form a trust within three months, which will build a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The Sunni Waqf Board, which was a party to the seven-decade-old title suit, should be given an alternate five-acre
  • Diana Penty: I'm an overly critical person
    New Delhi, November 9 (IANS) Actress Diana Penty, who started her career in Bollywood with the film "Cocktail" over seven years ago and has featured in films across genres, says she loves to analyse her work, because she considers herself as an "overly critical" person. "I'm an overly critical person, especially when it comes to myself and my work. So yes, that would be an understatement! First of all, it takes a lot for me to watch my own films. And when I do, I always end up analy
  • Nick Jonas planning anniversary surprise for wife Priyanka
    Los Angeles, November 8 (IANS) Singer-actor Nick Jonas says he is working on something extra special to mark his first wedding anniversary with actress Priyanka Chopra. The couple got married in India in December last year. Priyanka and Nick had three-day wedding festivities at Jodhpur's royal Umaid Bhawan Palace, where they exchanged wedding vows as per both Christian and Hindu rituals in two separate ceremonies. "Well, I don't wanna say what we're doing to celebrate becaus