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Hollywood remembers Stephen Hawking

Hollywood stars such as Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kumail Nanjiani have condoled the death of famed British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking, who simplified and popularised complex theories for public through his best-selling book A Brief History of Time, died on Tuesday night at the age of 76.

Will Tomb Raider be to Alicia Vikander what Wonder Woman was for Gal Gadot?

When video game character Lara Croft first debuted in Tomb Raider on the big screen nearly two decades ago, she was a daring, action-superwoman embodying a role reserved for men. Now, with the same feminist spirit, the reboot starring Alicia Vikander and opening worldwide this week, spins the usual action-adventure tale, but also dives into Croft’s beginnings, portraying a heroine with an emotional life and personal growth.

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91

Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the “little black dress” and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said on Monday.

Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, and his restrained style still informs the way Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and older American and Chinese socialites dress.  

Look, who loves Delhi

While the French and Indian head of states were signing billion dollar deals the First Lady of France, Mrs Brigitte Macron, took some time out of her schedule to visit the Lodhi Art district. The tour was conducted by the architect Pierre Guyot, a team member of St+art India Foundation supported by Asian Paints.  The First Lady walked for one hour and a half all across the Art District, sharing feedback of admiration towards the nature and purposes of the project. The project creates an open air art museum that offers art to all segments of the society.

Russell crowe masters the art of divorce

Russell Crowe is selling off items that he collected while working on films such as Gladiator and Cinderella Man in a new auction. The auction, titled The Art of Divorce, will be held on April 7, which marks the actor’s birthday as well as wedding anniversary with ex-wife Danielle Spencer, according to Sotheby Australia. “The sale represents the dispersal of a highly personal collection that was assembled by Crowe over many years, including those shared with his former wife,” said Sotheby’s. Crowe and Spencer had separated five years ago and their divorce will soon be finalised.

Dhoni not in top bracket anymore

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and senior off-spinner R Ashwin found themselves relegated from the top-paid bracket with the BCCI today introducing an A+ category in the central contracts for which only five players, including skipper Virat Kohli, were picked. The batting troika of Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan along with pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were selected for the A+ category, which will ensure them annual contracts worth Rs 7 crore each.

Veteran actor Shammi dies at 89

Veteran actor Shammi, who acted in over 200 films and some popular television serials and was known for her impeccable comic timing, died today after a prolonged illness. She was 89. Born as Nargis Rabadi in a Parsi family, Shammi featured in many popular films, including Ustad Pedro, Bhai- Bahen, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parayi, Half Ticket, Jab Jab Phool Khile, Ittefaq, The Burning Train, Kudrat, Awara Baap, Swarg, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi and others.

Mother of three

Actor Sunny Leone and husband Daniel Webber have embraced parenthood for the second time with the birth of their twin sons, through surrogacy. The couple, who adopted a baby girl last year, are now parents to  Asher and Noah. Breaking the news to the media, Leone said in a statement, “This is truly god’s plan! We didn’t know we were going to have a chance to have such a big beautiful family. We are beyond overjoyed and are truly blessed to have all three miracles in our life. Our family is complete. The Weber’s!! We chose to do surrogacy with a fertilised egg from Daniel and my genes.

So, who did you pick?

The red carpet has been rolled out and the champagne is on ice for an Oscars ceremony on Sunday filled with suspense over the movie industry’s biggest prize — and whether Hollywood’s campaign against sexual harassment will steal the spotlight. Unlike previous years, the best picture contest this time is anyone’s guess. Fox Searchlight fantasy romance The Shape of Water with a leading 13 nominations, Fox Searchlight dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Universal Pictures racial satire Get Out all have a fighting chance, awards pundits say.

The #MeToo dilemma

The Academy Awards, the glitziest night in show business, takes place on Sunday, but the biggest drama may be not on the Dolby Theatre stage but behind-the-scenes moves to tackle the sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked the industry. After moving swiftly to expel Oscar-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein last October after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has still to take action against other people in its ranks who have been accused of impropriety.