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Became an actor to pay my mother’s bills

Angelina Jolie has revealed she turned to acting simply to help her late mother Marcheline Bertrand pay her bills. The Academy Award-winning star said she fell into acting and that despite the success she has enjoyed during her career, she has never truly felt at home in front of the camera.

Meet the sexiest asian

Priyanka Chopra has been voted the “Sexiest Asian Woman” in the world in an annual UK poll released on Thursday. The 35-year-old Quantico actor topped the 2017 edition of the popular ‘50 Sexiest Asian Women’ poll by London-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye for a record-breaking fifth time.

Brosnan sued for carelessly starting fire

Pierce Brosnan is being sued by an insurance company for carelessly starting a fire, an incident which took place in 2015. The fire had occurred in the actor's Malibu mansion and ended up spreading to his neighbour Alexander Haagen’s house, partly burning his home. The incident could have been avoided had Brosnan properly disposed off the rags that were susceptible to spontaneous combustion. According to TMZ, Haagen got paid for the damage by his insurance agency, but in a turnaround, the same company has gone after the GoldenEye star, demanding damage claims.

Have money, will spend

Velvet beds, a relaxing spa, 24-hour medical care and non-alcoholic beers imported from Belgium: the life of a pampered pooch in India would leave many humans envious.    Critterati, which claims to be South Asia’s first luxury hotel for dogs, offers suites at up to $70 a night for pets whose “parents” will spare no expense to indulge their pride and joy.

A world away from the daily struggle to survive for India’s estimated 30 million strays, breeds such as St Bernards, Labradors and Lhasa Apsos can now enjoy the last word in canine coddling.

Eternal lover boy — RIP

There were many shades to Shashi Kapoor, his oeuvre expansive and in death as he was when he was alive, he will be remembered for the iconic dialogue of Mere Pas Ma Hai from Yash Chopra’s seminal Deewar. Although, there were other more powerful dialogues in the same film, none as hard hitting as Jab tak ek bhai bol raha hai, ek bhai sunn raha hai; Kapoor will always be remembered for Mere pas ma hai.

Mask-wearing Lankans force India to declare

In an unprecedented turn of events, pollution stopped play on Sunday in the third Test between India and Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla, with visiting coach Nic Pothas saying the smog was so extreme that his players — who took the extraordinary step of wearing face masks — were “coming off the field and vomiting.”

Sixth double ton as captain

VIRAT Kohli sc­aled yet another milestone, becoming the first skipper to hit six double centuries in Test cricket. The 29-year-old Indian thus surpassed West Indies great Brian Lara, who held the re­cord previously with five double tons in Tests. Kohli, who had emulated Rahul Dravid with his previous double century in Nagpur, on Sunday equaled Sachin Te­n­dulkar and Virender Se­hwag for maximum number of double hundreds for India in Tests.

Chanu wins historic gold in World C’ships

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu became the first Indian in over two decades to claim a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA, exorcising the ghosts of her forgettable outing at the Rio Olympics. Chanu, who is employed with the Indian Railways, lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194kg in the women’s 48kg, in the process setting a new national record.

Competition Commission slaps Rs 52 crore penalty on BCCI

The Competition Commission on Wednesday imposed a fine of Rs 52.24 crore on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for anti-competitive practices with respect to the Indian Premier League. The watchdog had penalised the cricket body for the same amount in February 2013 as well, but that penalty was set aside by the appellate tribunal after an appeal by the BCCI. In its 44-page order, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said the penalty of Rs 52.24 crore comes to nearly 4.48 per cent of the average of the BCCI’s relevant turnover during the last three financial years.