Margot Robbie is a tea fanatic

London, April 8 (IANS) Hollywood star Margot Robbie has shared that she is a tea fanatic and that she is obsessed with drinking the hot beverage after moving to London from Australia. “Breakfast is usually porridge, and during the morning I’ll have an immunity-boosting smoothie. I’ll normally have a chicken salad for lunch, and for […]

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Covid: New AI-powered tool can assess symptoms, cut doctor visits

New York, April 7 (IANS) US researchers have developed new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered symptom checkers that can self-assess Covid-19 risk and potentially reduce the number of people going to in-person clinics during the pandemic. Covid symptom checkers, developed by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), use AI to help users identify their level of […]

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The Serpent: Too many flashbacks and flash-forwards (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)

The Serpent: Cast: Tahar Rahim, Jenna Coleman, Billy Howle, Ellie Bamber, Amesh Edireweera, Tim McInnerny, Mathilde Warnier, Aly Khan, Pravesh Rana, Darshan Jariwala, Direction: Tom Shankland; Rating: * * * (three stars) BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY “The Serpent” starts off with vim and venom, slithers through the middle episodes with frenetic energy, before making a scrappy […]

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Mobile health tech can aid elderly with heart disease

New York, April 1 (IANS) Mobile health technology can help induce lifestyle behaviour changes and improve medication adherence among older adults aged 60 and above with existing heart disease, said a statement by the American Heart Association. The scientific statement, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, highlights research from […]

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Lil Nas X admits his ‘Montero’ video is similar to FKA twigs’ ‘Cellophane’

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) American musician Lil Nas X has reacted to accusations of similarities between the music video of his recently-released single “Montero (Call me by your name)” and English singer FKA twigs’ 2019 avant-pop hit “Cellophane”. “I want to show love to @fkatwigs & @andrewthomashuang! The ‘cellophane’ visual is a masterpiece. I […]

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Matthew Lewis frustrated to be still known as Neville Longbottom in ‘Harry Potter’ films

London, March 29 (IANS) English actor Matthew Lewis has expressed frustration over the fact that he is still primarily recognised as Neville Longbottom, the character he played in the “Harry Potter” films. “I still, to a degree, get a bit frustrated sometimes when people sort of say, ‘Oh, he is (Neville Longbottom)’. For example, I’m […]

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Lana Del Rey: An artiste can have finger on pulse of culture without big hits

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey isn’t focused on chasing huge “hit” singles. Instead, the 35-year-old wants to create “interesting projects”. “It’s not that I don’t want to have a hit, it’s just that without meaning to, my journey has ended up playing out more like a long-term game. Long-playing records and […]

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2 Telugu movies win national award in different categories

Amaravati/ Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Two Telugu feature films, ‘Jersey’ and ‘Maharshi’, have won the National Award in different categories at the 67th National Film Awards on Monday. Nani starrer ‘Jersey’ was adjudged Best Telugu feature film while Mahesh Babu starrer ‘Maharshi’ won the award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. ‘Jersey’ is produced […]

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Jared Leto feels ‘Joker’ much more evolved in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

Los Angeles, March 21 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto, who plays the role of Joker–the character from DC Comics– in the DC cinematic universe, feels his character was “more evolved” in the recently released film, ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’. The 49-year-old actor reprised the role of the iconic villaina”from the Batman comics– for the four-hour […]

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You can even learn how to remain happy

London, March 21 (IANS) One can learn to be happy as new research has shown that several psychological well-being measures gradually increased within people from the beginning to the end of an intensive programme on happiness. The participants in the study also reported a significant decrease in anxiety, perceived stress, negative thoughts, rumination and anger […]

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Mumbai Saga: Toast to cliches (IANS Review; Rating: * *)

Mumbai Saga; Cast: John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Amole Gupte, Suniel Shetty, Kajal Aggarwal, Rohit Roy, Anjana Sukhani, Prateik Babbar; Direction: Sanjay Gupta; Rating: * * (two stars) BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY Sanjay Gupta’s latest is an extension of his trademark “Shootout” films, reloading familiar uber-violence with old-school Bollywood drama about cops, gangsters and the […]

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Angelina Jolie files ‘proof’ of domestic abuse claim against Brad Pitt (Ld)

Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie has filed papers as evidence in the court in support of domestic abuse allegations against her former husband, actor-filmmaker Brad Pitt. The 45-year-old actress has filed documents in the court that indicate she and her children are willing to offer “proof and authority in support” of their […]

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Ashley Benson: One reason I hate being in this industry is unwanted attention

Los Angeles, March 16 (IANS) “Pretty Little Liars” actress Ashley Benson has become the latest celebrity to talk about the perils of being famous, and the struggles of being followed around by the paparazzi. The 31-year-old, during an appearance on Paris Hilton’s podcast “This is Paris”, spoke about the subject while discussing the recent documentary, […]

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Connie Nielson on working with Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix in ‘The Gladiator’

Los Angeles, March 16 (IANS) Danish actress Connie Nielsen, who played Lucilla in Ridley Scott’s 2000 blockbuster “Gladiator”, has fond memories of working in the Oscar-winning film with actors Joaquin Phoenix and Russell Crowe. “The experience of working with such thrilling actors like Joaquin and Russell is something that just so enriches any scene. You […]

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