None of My Business

None of My Business

THE GOLDEN GLOBE BLACKOUT

Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry’s culture of sexual harassment and abuse, as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note. Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri was the big winner of the night with four trophies, giving it momentum ahead of the all-important Oscars in March. But the awards podium played second fiddle at times to the clarion call coming from numerous stars about the need to heal and move forward.

The stage is set

Hollywood’s elite head for the red carpet Sunday for the Golden Globes, the glitzy launch of the entertainment industry’s awards season, with sexual harassment scandals casting a long shadow over celebrations. Billed as the most raucous event in the showbiz calendar, the champagne-drenched Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual prize-giving is a draw for filmmakers and actors looking to create some buzz ahead of March’s Academy Awards.

The year of Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday retained India captain Virat Kohli for a whopping sum of Rs17 crore, making him the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League. RCB also decided to retain South African explosive batsman AB de Villiers and young Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan. The announcements were made at the IPL 2018 Player Retention event in Mumbai.Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings, who are making a comeback to the IPL after a two-year suspension, retained Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.

Literary canary in India’s coalmine

She may have returned to publishing fiction after a two-decade hiatus, but writer Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable are still being “smashed.”

Sitting in a cafe in the bowels of Old Delhi’s labyrinthine streets on a chilly winter’s afternoon, the 56-year-old still simmers with the kind of fiery political rhetoric that has made her one of her homeland’s harshest modern day critics. “I would find it very hard to live with myself in this country if I didn’t talk about what was going on,” she says.

Gillian Anderson is quitting The X-Files

Actor Gillian Anderson has confirmed that she would exit The X-Files after season 11. The actor, who plays agent Dana Scully in the show, made the announcement in an interview with TV Insider.

Vidarbha win maiden Ranji Trophy

Vidarbha claimed their maiden Ranji Trophy after beating Delhi by nine wickets in the final of India’s premier domestic tournament on Monday. Chasing a target of 29, Vidarbha completed the task with loss of skipper Faiz Fazal’s wicket. Opting to field, Vidarbha bowled out Delhi for 295 in the first innings with Rajneesh Gurbani picking up six wickets.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Australia's largest city Sydney will welcome 2018 with a rainbow-themed fireworks spectacular hailing the introduction of same-sex marriage, amid strict security for the nation’s festivities that will launch celebrations worldwide.

More than 1.5 million spectators were packing the city’s foreshore to watch tonnes of pyrotechnics light up the night sky in the first major New Year’s bash.

Tiger Zinda Hai success is overwhelming

Katrina Kaif is on cloud nine over the record-breaking run of her latest release Tiger Zinda Hai, calling it an “overwhelming and extremely satisfying” feeling. The 34-year-old actor, who reprised her role as super-spy Zoya opposite Salman Khan’s Tiger in the Ali Abbas Zafar-directed film, said she is glad the audiences loved the film. “It feels incredible.

I try to merge into any role that i play

Rani Mukerji has always had a strong connect with the audiences and the actor believes people find her relatable because she never brings her real- life persona on screen. In her new film Hichki, which is her first after the birth of her daughter Adira, Rani plays the role of a woman who does not let her speech disability come in the way of achieving her dream of becoming a teacher. “Whenever I play a character in a film, I try to remove Rani Mukerji and emotionally connect with the part.

Wait till December 31

Keeping the guessing game on over his much awaited political plunge, superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday said he will announce his stand on entering politics on December 31. This is for the first time that the charismatic 67-year- old actor, who enjoys cult status in the Tamil film industry, has fixed a date to spell out his plans on entering the political arena. “I am not saying that I will come to politics... I will announce my stand on entering politics on December 31,” Rajinikanth said.

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