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Viola Davis Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar For Fences

As widely predicted, the 51-year-old beat the competition to score her first Academy Award victory, for her performance in Denzel Washington’s stage adaptation. Viola Davis has won the best supporting actress Oscar in Los Angeles for her performance as Rose, the beleaguered wife of Denzel Washington’s former baseball pro, in Fences. Davis, 51, beat Michelle Williams (for Manchester by the Sea), Naomie Harris (for Moonlight), Nicole Kidman (for Lion) and Octavia Spencer (for Hidden Figures) to the award.

By Ronita Das/Movies/theguardian


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Hrithik Roshan Receives Written Apology From Tommy Hilfiger

Hrithik Roshan and his sons’ holiday picture went viral when Tommy Hilfiger used it for an ad campaign to promote its range of apparels and accessories for kids. While the incident came to light a couple of days before Valentine’s Day, we now hear that Tommy Hilfiger has sent a written apology to the superstar. Tommy himself wrote that he was remorseful and embarrassed about the whole episode and also apologized for his team’s faux pas.

By Ronita Das/Movies/BOLLYWOOD hungama


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Matt Leblanc To Retire In His 50s

Actor Matt LeBlanc, who starred in the hit TV series Friends, has decided to retire in his early 50s. LeBlanc turns 50 on July 25 and is starting to take stock of his life and wants to achieve everything he had ever planned to do in his professional life in near future. The actor wanted to have a more personal life with his 13-year-old daughter Marina, whom he has with his former wife Melissa McKnight.

By Ronita Das/TV Series/THE TIMES OF INDIA ENTERTAINMENT


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Jitendra Bohara To Play Aayar Nazim On Chandrakanta

Actor Jitendra Bohara, who is known for his roles of Aacharya Radhagupt in Chakravartin Ashok Samrat and Tariq in Amma, has bagged the Life Ok show Chandrakanta. Jitendra will be playing the role of Aayar Nazim, who is a close apprentice of Kroor Singh. He is excited for the show since it is completely different from Ashok Samrat.

By Ronita Das/TV Series/THE TIMES OF INDIA ENTERTAINMENT


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No PDS For Card Holders April Onwards Unless Their Ration Card Is Linked To Their Aadhar Card

Below poverty line and above poverty line families will not get their monthly ration under the public distribution system from April 1, if they fail to link Aadhaar number with the Food and Civil Supplies Department. However, The Centre has set June 30 as deadline for linking Aadhaar with ration cards to avail themselves of food items at subsidised prices.So far, 3.45 crore Aadhaar cards have been linked to the department in the past few months. At least another 50 lakh cards are yet to be linked. Food and Civil Supplies Minister U.T. Khader told presspersons on Monday that ration cards that have not been linked with Aadhaar would be considered bogus.

By Krittika Sengupta/Social Issues/The Hindu


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Jimmy Fallon And Ed Sheeran Add A New Zing To Shape Of You With Classroom Instruments

Ever since Ed Sheeran released Shape of You, it has been the one song that is constantly stuck in everyone’s minds. The song has literally broken the internet across the world. There have been different versions of the song throughout and various dance routines; some even from Bollywood movies. Now, Jimmy Fallon himself has come up with his very own version of the song, with classroom instruments. His version has the X-factor of Ed Sheeran himself.

By Ronita Das/Music/inUth


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Sunny Leone's Documentary Mostly Sunny To Have An Indian Release

Whether Sunny Leone or her husband Daniel Weber like it or not, Dilip Mehta’s documentary on the actress, Mostly Sunny, is most likely to have an Indian release, with a recent Netflix acquisition and Indian distributors showing a keen interest in the film. The Board isn’t the director’s only concern, though. Sunny is telling anyone willing to listen that she is dead against the documentary and wouldn’t want it to release in India.

By Ronita Das/Movies/DNA


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Pratham To Make Sandalwood Debut As Hero

After winning the Bigg Boss title, Pratham, is making his Sandalwood debut as a hero. Pratham made his debut as a director with the movie Dewarawne Bidu Guru, which had Akul Balaji in the lead role, before he went to the Bigg Boss house. Pratham will team up with three directors S Narayan, Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar and Suresh Kumar. He will play guest role in another movie.

By Ronita Das/TV Series/THE TIMES OF INDIA ENTERTAINMENT


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Leicester Produced A Superb Display In Their First Game Following The Sacking Of Claudio Ranieri

It was a much-improved display from the Foxes under caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare, who took over after the departure of the man who led them to last season's remarkable title triumph. The first strike was straight from the 2015-16 playbook as Vardy collected Marc Albrighton's precise long pass before racing clear and finishing low past Simon Mignolet to score his second goal in a week.

By Ojaswi A. C/Sports/BBC Sport


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Drax Makes It Uncomfortable For All In Latest 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2' Teaser

Marvel Studios released a teaser for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 on Monday for the world trailer premiere on Tuesday. Diverting from the usual action-packed teasers of the movie, the filmmakers showed a peaceful moment in the lives of the guardians. In the teaser, the guardians, Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, Nebula, and Drax seem to have set up a campfire in some obscure corner of the universe to have their supper of the day.

By Ronita Das/Movies/DNA


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Lewis Hamilton Was Fastest As Mercedes Completed 152 Laps With Both Their Drivers At Circuit De Catalunya

Mercedes and Ferrari had impressive starts to pre-season testing as Red Bull and McLaren hit trouble. Hamilton was 0.113 seconds faster than Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari, which also ran reliably and used the slower medium tyre with the Mercedes on the soft. By contrast, the mileage of Red Bull and McLaren was limited by recurring reliability problems in Barcelona. Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas, a replacement for the now-retired world champion Nico Rosberg, was sixth fastest.

By Ojaswi A. C/Sports/BBC Sport


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Now All Playschools, Crèches In Karnataka Will Have To Get Them Registered With Spike In Sexual Assault Cases In The City

In the wake of reports alleging sexual assault on children in a playschool in Bellandur, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has decided to make it mandatory playschools/preschools across the State to register with them. Addressing media persons, Commissioner for Public Instruction Sowjanya said that while playschools attached to primary schools are being registered, individual and stand-alone ones were exempted as a per a circular issued in 2006. However, this will now change. These creches, too, will have to register with the jurisdictional local bodies, such as the BBMP.

By Krittika Sengupta/Social Issues/The Hindu


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Idea Of Hosting PSL Final In Lahore Is Madness, Says Imran Khan

Fromer Pakistan cricket legend Imran Khan has termed holding the final of the Pakistan Super League in Lahore as “madness.” “The idea of having the PSL final in Lahore is madness to me,” Imran told a news channel. Imran who heads the main opposition party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf wondered what sort of message would be conveyed to the world by having closed roads around the Gaddafi stadium and heavy security. “What message of peace will we send out in such conditions,” Imran said. The former captain said that even if the PSL final had not been held in Lahore it would not made any difference to Pakistan cricket.

By Ojaswi A. C/Sports/Indian Express


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