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Peer influence can help reduce tobacco use

Published On: October 29, 2017 11:31 AM NPT By: IANS

NEW YORK, Oct 29: Researchers have found that participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help youth and adolescent to reduce smoking.

Akshay does cradle pose with Asin's newborn

Published On: October 26, 2017 11:04 AM NPT By: IANS

MUMBAI, Oct 26: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who was instrumental in the union of actress Asin Thottumkal and Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma, is ecstatic that the couple has welcomed a daughter.

Don't Want to Get Stuck in Women-Oriented Films: Tabu

Published On: October 26, 2017 09:41 AM NPT By: IANS

MUMBAI, Oct 26: Acclaimed actress Tabu says she enjoys essaying strong women characters on screen but she doesn't want to limit herself in the formula of "women-oriented" movie.

'Benson' star Robert Guillaume dead

Published On: October 26, 2017 09:22 AM NPT By: IANS

LOS ANGELES, Oct 26: Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom ‘Benson’, is dead. He was 89.

Cate Enjoyed Beating People in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Published On: October 26, 2017 09:11 AM NPT By: IANS

LOS ANGELES, Oct 26: Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett, who essays the fantastical character of Hela in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, says she "really enjoyed" beating people up as the female villain of the film.

Priyanka keen to collaborate with Rihanna

Published On: October 26, 2017 09:03 AM NPT By: IANS

NEW YORK, Oct 26: Actress-singer Priyanka Chopra, who has worked with international names like Pitbull and DJ Will Sparks, says she would like to collaborate with singer Rihanna.

Prabhas reveals "Saaho" look on his birthday

Published On: October 24, 2017 09:48 AM NPT By: IANS

MUMBAI, Oct 24: ‘Baahubali’ star Prabhas, who turned 38 on Monday, gave his fans a gift - the first look poster of multilingual action film ‘Saaho’.

"X-Men' actress cites Hollywood's sexism for exit from franchise

Published On: October 24, 2017 09:45 AM NPT By: IANS

LOS ANGELES, Oct 24: Actress Famke Janssen, who originally essayed the role of Jean Grey in most of the ‘X-Men’ franchise films, blames Hollywood's sexism for her exit from the series. "I didn't give up, they gave up on me. There's a big difference," Janssen told usmagazine.com. She cited ageism and sexism as the reasons of her exit.

Maybe I Said No Too Much: Shamita on Short Film Career

Published On: October 24, 2017 09:39 AM NPT By: IANS

NEW DELHI, Oct 24: Bollywood actress Shamita Shetty says quantity of work was never a priority for her, and so she chose to be choosy. But in hindsight, she feels it's perhaps she said ‘no’ too often that films stopped coming to her.

Bieber gets entire torso inked

Published On: October 23, 2017 09:52 AM NPT By: IANS

LAS VEGAS, Oct 23: Singer Justin Bieber, who has various tattoos all over his body, has now got his entire torso inked.

Weinstein accuser was scared to go public

Published On: October 23, 2017 09:43 AM NPT By: IANS

LAS VEGAS, Oct 23: Actress Katherine Kendall, who publicly accused producer Harvey Weinstein of harassing her in his apartment in 1993, says she took time to speak out in public about the same as she feared being blacklisted in Hollywood.

Adele offered 20m pounds for Las Vegas residency

Published On: October 23, 2017 09:38 AM NPT By: IANS

LAS VEGAS, Oct 23: Singer Adele has reportedly been offered 20 million pounds for a year-long residency at The Wynn hotel here. Officials at The Wynn hotel are keen to sign up the star and have offered her 380,000 pounds per show, reports Thesun.co.uk.

Smartphones in class affect student’s ability to concentrate

Published On: October 23, 2017 09:16 AM NPT By: IANS

Allowing smartphones in class may affect the students’ ability to concentrate, eventually hampering their academic performance, warns a new research. Instead of using their phones to follow the lectures, students use them to communicate with friends, watch YouTube videos or just browse around the web to follow their interests, said the study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

Rannvijay launches personal app

Published On: October 19, 2017 10:23 AM NPT By: IANS

MUMBAI, Oct 19: Actor Rannvijay Singh of ‘Roadies’ fame has launched his personal app to be able to interact with his fans with ease.

Friends, family remember Om on 67th birth anniversary

Published On: October 19, 2017 10:18 AM NPT By: IANS

MUMBAI, Oct 19: Fans, friends and family members paid tribute to veteran actor Om Puri, who passed away in January this year, on his 67th birth anniversary on Wednesday.

Varun to get his first Madame Tussauds wax figure

Published On: October 17, 2017 11:41 AM NPT By: IANS

HONG KONG, Oct 17: Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's first ever wax figure will be the fourth from India to join Madame Tussauds’ Hong Kong with those of Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Amitabh Bachchan currently on display. He will unveil it in the first quarter of 2018.

Hemsworth will do Bollywood film with great script

Published On: October 17, 2017 11:34 AM NPT By: IANS

SYDNEY, Oct 17: Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is game for working in the Hindi film industry if he is offered a ‘great script’. Asked if he is open to work in a Bollywood film, Hemsworth told IANS in a round table conference, "Sure. I'd go where the fun is and then scripts are... if there was a great script, I'd be up for anything."

"Amrapali" director Lekh Tandon dead

Published On: October 17, 2017 10:17 AM NPT By: IANS

MUMBAI, Oct 17: Veteran filmmaker Lekh Tandon, who directed iconic film like ‘Amrapali’, has died, it was announced on Sunday. He was 88.

Blake hurt while performing ballet

Published On: October 16, 2017 11:16 AM NPT By: IANS

LOS ANGELES, Oct 16: Hollywood actress Blake Lively wrecked her knee while performing ballet on TV show ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. Lively got involved in a dance-off with Fallon on the show on Friday, and got hurt while performing, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Oscars Academy votes to expel Harvey Weinstein

Published On: October 16, 2017 11:11 AM NPT By: IANS

LOS ANGELES, Oct 16: The board of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted overwhelmingly to expel Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein after the powerful media mogul was accused of sexual abuse and physical assault during the course of his career.