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Watson donates 1 mn pounds for victims of sexual harassment

London, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson donated a million pounds to a new fund that aims to provide support for those affected by sexual harassment. Actors Tom Hiddleston and Keira Knightley are also among the names listed on the official 'Go Fund Me' site with each donating 10,000 pounds, reports dailymail.co.uk. Other donations include 500 pounds from actress Emma Thompson, a...

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Aaron Carter wants to help young stars navigate fame

Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Aaron Carter says he is taking steps to help strengthen laws affecting child stars in Hollywood. Carter shot to stardom at the age of 10. Last year, he was arrested for DUI and drug possession, and went to rehab. One of my things that I wanted to do and one of the things I'm still striving to do is to create a new law, etonline.com quoted Carter...

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Sarandon credits Hollywood's sexism to corporatisation

Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Susan Sarandon says all of Hollywood's problems, including sexism and racism, can be attributed to it becoming a huge business. Sarandon spoke about it at a panel discussion at Tropfest Short Film Festival at Parramatta, Australia, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Sarandon, who is serving as head juror at the gala, attributed Hollywood's increasin...

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Collective voice needed to bring change: 'Peter Rabbit' actress

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki is delighted with the ongoing dialogue around balancing the gender scale and diversity in Hollywood. Known for The Great Gatsby and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, she says women are still vulnerable but they have realised the power of working towards change hand-in-hand. It is not like people aren't vulnerable any more, but t...

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Finding NiMo: Bollywood takes dig at Nirav Modi, bank, politicians

Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Rishi Kapoor, Richa Chadha and Vivek Agnihotri have raised questions about the major banking fraud carried out by billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi, left the country in January. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, known for his quirky tweets on political issues, wrote on Friday: What I cannot understand is that a bank loans Rs 11,300 crore ( $1.8 b...

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Actors also use their sexuality to get things done: Ekta Kapoor

Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian film and television personality Ekta Kapoor says there are powerful producers who use their position to exploit aspirants in showbiz, but then there are also actors who use their sexuality to get work. Ekta made the comment amid the hullabaloo over sexual harassment allegations that emerged across showbiz globally after several names in Hollywood came out aga...

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Jimmy Kimmel emotional about Florida school shooting

Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) TV show host Jimmy Kimmel, heartbroken over the Florida school shooting incident, has urged US President Donald Trump to do something about the situation as children are being murdered. Kimmel spoke about the school shooting that occurred in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday, during his opening monologue for the show Jimmy Kimmel Liv...

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South Korean film industry launches anti-sexual abuse workshops

Seoul, Feb 16 (IANS) The South Korean film industry is launching several initiatives like anti-sexual abuse workshops to combat sexual harassment cases. This has come in the wake of the #MeToo and the Time's Up movements, which have gathered steam in Hollywood and elsewhere, and women are speaking out against sexual misconduct in their workplace like never before. An increasing ...

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Aniston, Theroux separate after two years of marriage

Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston and her actor husband Justin Theroux are going their separate ways after two years of marriage. In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forwar...

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Longevity is the prize: Shirley Manson

Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Singer Shirley Manson says winning awards doesn't matter in the long term and that having a long and successful career is more important than collecting awards. I always think award shows are a weird amalgamation of love and being in the right place at the right time, and the right people vote for you. I don't really think it means that much in the long term, M...

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Won't remake any film: Raja Krishna Menon

Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Raja Krishna Menon, who helmed the official remake of Jon Favreau's Chef, says he does not want to attempt remaking another film and would focus on writing an original story instead. Menon's version of the hit Hollywood film failed at the box office, but received a positive response on the digital platform. Asked if recreating the same magic of a s...

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Allison Janney's special Oscar moment

Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Actress Allison Janney says it is an extraordinary feeling to see 'Oscar nominee' put in front of her name. The actress has been nominated for an Oscar for the first time in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role as Tonya Harding's mother LaVona Golden in biopic I, Tonya. It's pretty extraordinary to hear that phrase in front of my name: 'Os...

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Netanyahu scam: Ratan Tata denies involvement

Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Hours after his name figured in the Israeli Police recommendations seeking to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption, Indian businessman Ratan N. Tata on Thursday termed the reports factually incorrect and apparently motivated. Hollywood producer Arnon Milvhan reportedly attempted to promote a free trade zone on the Israel-Jordan border as part of h...

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'Zootopia' lawsuit redrawn against Disney

Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Entertainment conglomerate The Walt Disney Company is being redrawn into a legal battle with a writer who claims the film Zootopia is based on his ideas. The complaint was filed on Tuesday in the County Superior Court here, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Esplanade Productions first sued Disney in March last year, claiming Zootopia had ripped off the wor...

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When Dakota had strapless thongs glued to body

Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Hollywood star Dakota Johnson says said she had to have strapless thongs glued on her body during intimate scenes in the Fifty Shades movies. I had these sort of strapless thongs that had glue on them. It's not glue, but it's sticky. They're, like, basically if it were a nipple pastie, but underwear, Johnson told Claire magazine. But it's only sticky at...

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Netanyahu defiant after police unearth corruption evidence

Jerusalem, Feb 14 (IANS) Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit back after the police said there was enough evidence to indict him for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two cases. Speaking on Israeli television soon after the allegations came to light on Tuesday, Netanyahu branded them baseless and pledged to continue as the country's leader, the BBC reported on Wednesday...

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Hawn had 'horrible' sexual harassment experiences

London, Feb 14 (IANS) Actress Goldie Hawn says sexual harassment has been there forever in Hollywood and that she has had some horrible experiences herself. Hawn, 72, spoke to CNBC about sexual harassment, a raging subject in Hollywood since allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein emerged, reports telegraph.co.uk. I had some horrible experiences as a young dancer in New Yo...

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Convergence of talents: Modi must join hands with Musk for a shot at Mars

A one-km auto rickshaw ride in Ahmedabad takes Rs 10 and India reached Mars at Rs 7 per km, which is really amazing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the achievement in his speech in New York in September 2014. He was speaking about the inter-planetary plan of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) that has disrupted space technologies. Elon Musk, a dangerously dari...

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Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu with bribery

Jerusalem, Feb 14 (IANS) Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate corruption cases. After the month-long investigation, the police handed over their recommendation to Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who will decide whether to press charges against the prime minister, reporte...

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'Fifty Shades' sex scenes could've broken records: Dakota

Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) Hollywood star Dakota Johnson says that the Fifty Shades franchise would have entered the record books if all the sex scenes were shot in one day. If we could do all of the sex scenes in a day or so, that would truly be in the Guinness Book of World Records, Johnson told Claire Magazine. A lot of it was dependent on the locations, and because we shot t...

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