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Casey Affleck, Amy Adams, Naomie Harris: 'National Board of Review' announces 2016 award winners

Casey Affleck, Amy Adams, Naomie Harris: 'National Board of Review'

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 30 : The 'National Board of Review' of Motion Pictures recently announced winners of 2016 with Hollywood stars including Amy Adams, Casey Affleck and many more named winners for their critically acclaimed respective movies.

'Manchester by the Sea' which is a critically adored drama about a grieving janitor, was named Best Film of the Year' while Casey Affleck bagged the 'Best Actor' award for the same film.

Founded in 1909, the board is voted on by a mixture of academics, cinephiles, and film professionals. This year, over 250 films were viewed by this select group, followed by "in-depth discussions" with actors, directors, producers, and screenwriters.

Evan Rachel Wood 'taking a break from social media' after sharing sexual assault stories

Evan Rachel Wood 'taking a break from social media' after sharing sexual assault

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 30 : Evan Rachel Wood recently shared that it is in her best interest to take "a break from social media" for the time being.

Following a recent sit-down with Rolling Stone in which she revealed two separate instances of "physical, psychological [and] sexual" abuse, the 29-year-old star shared her decision on Twitter.

"Will be taking a break from social media for the time being. Thank you for all your support and courageous stories. You are not alone. xo," Wood tweeted.

Following the interview, the ' Westworld' actress also earlier posted the letter she sent to Rolling Stone elaborating on the sexual assaults, part of which was included in the published story.

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher confidently prepping up for second baby's arrival

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher confidently prepping up for second baby's arrival

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 30 : Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are set to welcome their second child any day now, and judging from their public talks over the past few months, the couple sounds much more prepared this time.

Kunis and Kutcher, who are already parenting their 2-year-old daughter Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, have not been shy in talking about their growing family, even revealing that their second baby is a boy, reports E! Online.

Parents have to maintain their confidence in order to keep calm in the house when things get wild. Kutcher told the ' Today Show' that he definitely feels more capable this time around.

Men, women look things in different ways, proves study

Men, women look things in different ways, proves study

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.30 : A recent study, published in the Journal of Vision, has found that men and women look at someone's face differently.

Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to a team of scientists that included psychologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The researchers used an eye tracking device on almost 500 participants at the Science Museum over a five-week period to monitor and judge how much eye contact they felt comfortable with while looking at a face on a computer screen.

Niall Horan promises 'One Direction' 'will be back'

Niall Horan promises 'One Direction' 'will be back'

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 30 : Not all hope is lost for One Directioners as it seems the boys will return sooner or later, following a hiatus after the release of their fifth album last year.

' One Direction' member Niall Horan told a British paper that the band " will be back. We would be silly not to.ridiculous," confirming rumors that the band's extended break will not be permanent, reports People magazine.

The 23-year-old singer has spent his free time establishing himself as a solo artist, and released his first single, 'This Town' in September.

At a recent red carpet event in Los Angeles, Horan said that his bandmates were "all doing [their] own thing.I don't think anyone needs to worry about us - we are fine."

Smoking: Sooner you quit the longer you'll live!

Smoking: Sooner you quit the longer you'll live!

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.30 : Planning to quit smoking? Then do it before you turn 70.

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that people aged 70 or older currently smoking were more than three times more likely to die than never-smokers, while former smokers were less likely to die the sooner they quit.

In the U.S., the number of individuals aged 70 years and older is expected to increase from 29.2 million (9.3 percent of the population) in 2012, to 63.6 million individuals (15.9percent) in 2050.

Shakira's sons steal the show at Gerard Pique's award ceremony in Barcelona

Shakira's sons steal the show at Gerard Pique's award ceremony in Barcelona

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 30 : All eyes were on Shakira's sons Milan Pique and Sasha Pique at the recently held ' Gala of Catalan Football Stars' award ceremony, where their father Gerard Pique bagged an award.

The Pique brothers stole the show when their father was named the 'Best Catalan Player' of the season. The ceremony took place in Barcelona and he accepted the award with his entire family on stage, Reports E! Online.

Four-year-old Milan and two-year-old Sasha had bigger plans and suddenly the spotlight was on them. They waved, threw kisses and even held the award as their own. The youngest even gave everyone a peek at his belly.

Jennifer Aniston debuts Snapchat thanks to Ellen DeGeneres

Jennifer Aniston debuts Snapchat thanks to Ellen DeGeneres

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 30 : To a delighted surprise of many fans, a familiar face recently showed up on Snapchat and it was none other than Jennifer Aniston, who just posted her first selfie.

As seen on Ellen DeGeneres' profile, the 'Friends' star gave some serious duck face as she posed for the camera before hitting the stage on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' reports E! Online.

The 47-year-old star has not been the biggest fan of social media, however, the moment might have come as a pleasant surprise to fans of the A-list actress.

After taking over the Instagram account for her beauty company 'Living Proof', Aniston admitted to People magazine that it was not the best experience.

Gerard Butler breaks up with longtime girlfriend Morgan Brown

Gerard Butler breaks up with longtime girlfriend Morgan Brown

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 30 : Gerard Butler and his girlfriend Morgan Brown have reportedly called it quits on their romance.

The 47-year-old actor and 39-year-old interior designer girlfriend called it quits on their on-again, off-again relationship of over two years "a while ago," reports E! Online.

The former lovebirds were last spotted together in November, leaving a hotspot in Los Angeles. Over the summer, they vacationed in Italy and later jetted off to London in late August.

Butler and Brown took their relationship public in September 2014 during a PDA-filled day at the beach.

Notoriously tight-lipped about his personal life, the '300' star has strayed away from discussing his romance with Brown to the media.

Study reveals how musician's brain processes while playing an instrument?

Study reveals how musician's brain processes while playing an instrument?

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.30 : A recent study has provided an insight into how a musician's brain works while playing an instrument.

When musicians play instruments, their brains are processing a huge variety of information simultaneously.

Musical styles and strengths vary dramatically: Some musicians are better at sight reading music, while others are better at playing it by ear. Does this mean that their brains are processing information differently?

Google doodle wishes scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose on his 158th birth anniversary

Google doodle wishes scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose on his 158th birth anniversa

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.30 : Google, on Wednesday, wished noted scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose on his 158th birth anniversary with a doodle featuring him.

The doodle featured Bose's caricature with crescograph, an instrument that he invented to measure growth in plants.

Best known for his pioneering work in biophysics, Bose made several contributions in various fields, including physics, biology and archaeology.

Flu in pregnancy doesn't increase autism risk in child

Flu in pregnancy doesn't increase autism risk in child

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.30 : There is no link between mothers having influenza during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children.

The study has been published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

The study by Ousseny Zerbo, of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, and coauthors included 196,929 children born in the health system from 2000 through 2010 at a gestational age of at least 24 weeks.

Within the group, there were 1,400 mothers (0.7 percent) diagnosed with influenza and 45,231 mothers (23 percent) who received an influenza vaccination during pregnancy. There were 3,101 children (1.6 percent) diagnosed with ASD.

Liam Payne steps out alongside Cheryl Cole in her huge baby bump

Liam Payne steps out alongside Cheryl Cole in her huge baby bump

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 30 : Cheryl Cole's undeniable baby bump seems to finally put rumors to rest once and for all, after months of speculation that the girlfriend of former ' One Direction' member Liam Payne was pregnant with their first child.

The couple stepped out hand-in-hand at the 'St James Christmas Carol Concert' in London, and in her figure-hugging dress, it was hard to deny the presence of the lovebirds' soon-to-be little one, reports E! Online.

A source informed that 'The X Factor' judge is indeed expecting and currently in her second trimester. Neither star has ever engaged with the rampant speculation or responded to official requests for comment.

Fair and equal pay: Felicity Jones addresses what 'every single woman wants'

Fair and equal pay: Felicity Jones addresses what 'every single woman wants'

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 30 (ANI): ' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' actress Felicity Jones recently spoke about wage equality and said that she wants to be paid "fairly" for the work that she is doing.

"That's what every single woman around the world wants. We want to be paid on parity with a man in a similar position," the 33-year-old British actress told Glamour magazine in an interview for January 2017 issue, which features her on the cover and in a fashion spread, reports E! Online.

".And I think it's important to talk about it," the 'Inferno' actress addressed.

Amanda Seyfried expecting first child with fiance Thomas Sadoski

Amanda Seyfried expecting first child with fiance Thomas Sadoski

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 30 : Looks like Amanda Seyfried is finally 'getting on' with her interest in wanting to "be a mother."

The 30-year-old actress announced that she is expecting her first child with fiance Thomas Sadoski, at a Givenchy press launch for a new 'Live Irresistible' fragrance, which she is the spokesmodel for, reports People magazine.

At the event, Seyfried was dressed in a Givenchy black mini dress that showed off her tiny baby bump. She completed her look with matching heels and her hair pulled back.

Back in August 2015, Seyfried expressed her interest in wanting to have kids. While talking to Marie Claire UK, she joked that she needed to "get on it."

Eric Clapton announces brief run of US shows in 2017

Eric Clapton announces brief run of US shows in 2017

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : Eric Clapton recently announced few American tour dates for 2017.

The 71-year-old rock legend will perform at New York City's Madison Square Garden on March 19 and 20, followed by two shows at the Forum in Los Angeles on March 25 and 26, reports rollingstone.com.

Clapton will be joined by keyboardists Walt Richmond and Chris Stainton, drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Nathan East and vocalists Sharon White and Michelle John. Blues rockers Gary Clark, Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan will serve as special guests.

The tour, which also includes a trio of May dates at the 'Royal Albert Hall' in London, is somewhat of a surprise given Clapton's recent attitude toward live performances.

Michelle Williams opens up about raising daughter Matilda without Heath Ledger

Michelle Williams opens up about raising daughter Matilda without Heath Ledger

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : Michelle Williams recently got candid, in the latest issue of Porter magazine, about her personal life and raising her 11-year-old daughter Matilda Rose Ledger without Heath Ledger, who tragically died in January 2008 at the age of 28.

"In all honesty, for pretty much everything else, I feel like I'm a believer in not fighting circumstances, accepting where you are and where you've been. In pretty much all senses but one," she told the magazine for its 'Incredible Women' issue.

"I would be able to go totally down that line of thinking were it not for Matilda not having her dad. You know that's just something that doesn't ... I mean, it just won't ever be right," she shared.

Hemophilia can now be treated by simply swallowing capsule

Hemophilia can now be treated by simply swallowing capsule

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : Researchers have developed a less expensive, less painful treatment for hemophilia as the disease can now be cured by simply swallowing a capsule.

The researchers describe their system in the issue of the International Journal of Pharmaceutics.

Treatment for hemophilia can now be administered via a biodegradable system, a capsule, giving people affected by the hereditary bleeding disorder hope for a less expensive, less painful treatment option than conventional injections or infusions.

The researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin designed the oral delivery system, which contains micro- and nanoparticles, to carry a protein therapy that treats hemophilia B.

Heidi Klum talks handling fame, brushes off criticism about body confidence

Heidi Klum talks handling fame, brushes off criticism about body confidence

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : From talking to her children about sex to facing critics who called her 'too curvy,' there seems to be no subject that scares off Heidi Klum.

In the December issue of Ocean Drive magazine, the 43-year-old supermodel mom said of her four kids, "They know how babies are conceived. I have never really been a huge fan of beating around the bush. I'm quite direct. I guess that's how people know me on television: I don't mince my words."

Recalling the early flack she received for her signature hourglass figure, the 'America's Got Talent' judge said, "That I'm too curvy. Too feminine. I got that a lot. That I should be skinnier. And that I'm not edgy enough and a little too happy half of the time."

'AT&T' announces 'Taylor Swift Now' show

'AT&T' announces 'Taylor Swift Now' show

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : Telecom giant 'AT&T', which recently agreed to acquire 'Time Warner' for 85.4 billion dollars, has partnered with Taylor Swift for original content.

'AT&T' took to its official Twitter handle to announce "new destination" for the fans to enjoy "unique and never seen videos" of the 26-year-old pop superstar.

".@TaylorSwift13 fans have a new destination for unique and never seen videos, #TaylorSwiftNOW - coming soon, only on AT&T," read the announcement.

A short video attached to the post flashes through several moments from Swift's life and career-live concerts, interviews, albums, photo shoots with her cats, over all these years.




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