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Cruise steers sixth MI to box office win

The sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible action films starring Tom Cruise posted the biggest debut. Paramount Pictures’ Fallout opened as the No. 1 weekend movie, collecting an estimated $61.5 million in US and Canadian theatres, researcher ComScore Inc. estimated in a email Sunday. That easily topped Teen Titans Go To the Movies, an animated picture from Warner Bros., which placed fifth with $10.5 million in ticket sales in its debut.

Sindhu, Srikanth lead Indian challenge at World Championship

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will look to break the jinx of losing major finals and better the colour of her medal when she spearheads the Indian challenge at the prestigious World Championship, starting on Monday.

With two bronze medals in 2013 and 2014 and a silver last year, Sindhu has an impressive record at the World Championship.

Her epic final against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara at Glasgow last year went down as one of the greatest matches of all time, clocking 110 minutes. The Indian will hope her love affair continues at Nanjing.

Priyanka Chopra thanks Variety for including her in list of most influential people

Priyanka Chopra has thanked an online magazine for including her in its list of the 500 most influential people, saying it encourages her to tell important stories. Popular magazine Variety had recently unveiled its list of influential a people and apart from Priyanka, it also featured the names of Indian celebrities such as Karan Johar, Salman Khan and Ekta Kapoor among others. The 36-year-old actor took to Instagram to express her happiness over being included in the list and shared the credit with her team.

Karwaan promotions incomplete without Irrfan

Calling her co-star Irrfan Khan a “fighter,” actor Mithila Palkar says something feels “incomplete” as the team of their latest film Karwaan hit the promotion spree. The promotional responsibilities have fallen on the shoulders of Mithila and Dulquer Salmaan as their co-star Khan is undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumour in London.

Madame Tussauds to feature Padukone

Deepika Padukone is the newest addition at Madame Tussauds with her wax figure set for attractions in London and Delhi. The team of Madame Tussauds expert artistes met Deepika in London for the sitting for her measurements, where they took over 200 specific measurements, photographs to create an authentic likeness. “I am so delighted. The sitting with the team of experts was a special experience and I look forward to the incredible figure at the attraction,” the actor said in a statement.

Lakshya clinches Asia Junior Championship title

Lakshya Sen became only the third Indian shuttler to secure a gold medal at the Asia Junior Championships after defeating reigning world junior champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand in straight games in the finals at Jakarta. The sixth seeded Indian from Uttarakhand, who had won a bronze medal in the last edition of the competition, notched up 21-19, 21-18 upset win over Vitidsarn in the summit clash that clocked 46 minutes. “I am happy to win the tournament. It will boost my confidence. I played in the team event and then in the individual event, so it was a long tournament.

Kardashian’s company sued for alleged theft of logo for new fragrance

Kim Kardashian West’s new perfume brand, has been sued by a marketing company for plagiarising their logo for its new fragrance Vibes. Vibes Media, a Chicago-based marketing firm, has filed a lawsuit against the company for copying its speech bubble-like logo for a new Kimoji perfume. According to The Blast, the company claimed they had trademarked the logo in 2012. “Kardashian West has been marketing, promoting, and is now selling a Vibes perfume. The Vibes perfume comes in a bottle that is a close facsimile of the registered Vibes logo,” the company said.

Neeraj Chopra strikes gold at French meet

India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra comfortably won the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France, beating a competitive field which included 2012 London Olympics gold-medallist Keshorn Walcott.

Usain bolt may be playing football this season

Usain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to trial with the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club said on Tuesday, as the sprint legend pursues his dream of playing professional football. Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt, 31, who retired from athletics after August’s World Championships in London, is an avid Manchester United fan who has long dreamt of playing top-flight football.