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None of My Business

Watch out for Iceland

Iceland is a nation that made us sit up and take note in the ongoing FIFA World Cup as soon as they hit the pitch in their first match of the tournament against Argentina, one of the contenders of this edition of the showpiece event. The match ended in a 1-1 draw with Leo Messi missing a penalty as Iceland’s film director-cum-goalkeeper Hannes Halldórsson made a brilliant save and making the headlines.

The biopic(k)

This week’s release Sanju is a biopic on star Sanjay Dutt, whose checkered life does read like a movie script. There have been fictionalised accounts of the lives of stars, semi-autobiographical films by directors (Mahesh Bhatt specialised in this at one stage), but hardly any about real actors. Perhaps, because not many are totally honest about their lives and flaws.

I am in a good place

John Abraham, whose upcoming film Satyameva Jayate will clash with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold on August 15, today said the two films can release on the same day as the stories are different.

This Independence Day three films will be clashing at the box office — Satyameva Jayate, Gold and Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se, which stars Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. “Akshay is a friend, I wish him the best. Two films can release on the same day as both the films are of different genres,” Abraham told reporters at the trailer launch of Satyameva Jayate.

Defending champs Germany suffer shock World Cup exit

Germany crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday after a stoppage-time VAR-assisted goal from Young-gwon Kim and a late second by Son Heungmin earned South Korea a famous 2-0 win. The Germans needed to beat Korea by two clear goals in their final group F match to advance to the last 16.

Serena Williams at No. 25 in post pregnancy Wimbledon return

Serena Williams was seeded No. 25 for her return to Wimbledon after having a baby, a decision by the All England Club announced on Wednesday that elevates the tournament’s seven-time champion above her ranking of 183rd.

While WTA rules allow women who miss time because of a pregnancy to enter events based on their pre-absence ranking, there is no guarantee of a seeding, a policy which has been the subject of much debate in recent months because of Williams’ status. The 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter last September and was off the tour for more than a year.

Jurassic tops North America box offices

Huge, green and scary stomped on cute, young and funny in North American theatres over the weekend as new release Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took in a healthy $150 million to leap past last weekend’s leader, Incredibles 2. The dinosaur sequel, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment studio, fell short of the then-record $208 million opening by the last Jurassic" movie in 2015, according to figures released Sunday by industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Lady Gaga attends NYC Pride Parade 2018

Lady Gaga attended this year’s New York City Pride Parade and the pop icon was received by her fans with full vigour. The 32-year-old singer, who is an LGBTQ rights champion, was dressed in a white tank top and torn blue denims which were embellished with belts of rainbow colours. She sported a lemon yellow and striking orange eye shadow and completed her look with bangles representing the VIBGYOR. Gaga also took to social media to show her support to the community. “I love the  LGBTQ community more than I can say. So I’ll sing it instead. Forever. And that’s a NY promise. One love!

It is important to take risks: Diana Penty

Diana Penty says as an actor her priority is to keep experimenting and avoid sticking to “formula films.” The actor, whose last release Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran did significantly well at the box office, says it is important for films to mint money at the ticket window but she would not compromise over content to be in a project which will “do well.”

We cannot let these refugee children become a lost generation: Priyanka Chopra

Actor Priyanka Chopra made a passionate appeal for refugee children and said the world cannot lose an entire generation of kids to violence and displacement. On World Refugee Day (June 20), the 35-year-old star, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, pledged her support to the kids who have been forced to flee their homes. In a video shared by UNICEF on Facebook, Chopra said besides being stripped of their basic necessities, these children have also been robbed of hope.

Race 3 wouldn't have worked if it was so bad

His latest comeback film Race 3" may have faired badly with critics but Bobby Deol is not worried as feels the movie has connected with the audiences.Despite being panned by the critics, the Salman Khan-starrer film crossed Rs 100-crore mark at the box office in its opening weekend. When asked about the criticism, Deol said, “I am very happy that people have appreciated my work and appreciated everyone’s work. We keep getting criticism.