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Kevin Hart re-considering Oscars hosting role after DeGeneres backing

Kevin Hart, who stepped down as host of the Oscars following criticism over past anti-gay tweets, said he is evaluating his decision after popular comedian Ellen DeGeneres revealed she supported him in the role. In an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," released on Friday, DeGeneres said she recently called the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to advocate for Hart.

Hollywood ready to party in (possibly) Trump-free Golden Globes

The Golden Globes kick off the showbusiness awards season on Sunday with Hollywood apparently in the mood for a party, and with plenty to celebrate. After a record $41.7 billion global movie box-office in 2018, crowd-pleasers like "A Star is Born," "Black Panther," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Mary Poppins Returns" are competing for Golden Globe honors.

Britney Spears suspends shows after dad 'almost died'

Britney Spears said on Friday she was pulling out of her upcoming Las Vegas concerts and other work commitments to be with her family after her father was taken ill. Spears, 37, said in an Instagram posting that her father Jamie was hospitalized late last year and "almost died."

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Conspiracy theories on COVID 19: Legislators, Scientists, and Journalists all joined the Caravan

Conspiracy theories are not new for virus epidemics. There have been conspiracy theories on HIV-AIDS, Polio Vaccines, Ebola Virus, and several other diseases as well. However, what makes the 2019 Novel Coronavirus different from others is ...

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Handling fake news Infodemic in time of Coronavirus epidemic

Social media has provided a platform where everybody can disseminate his her views without any supervision. Its excellent if the message is genuine but misinformation is equally disastrous. Health is such a topic where every Tom and Harry c...

Sentiment Analysis on Budget 2020: Long shot for solution to economic worries?

Industries and individuals alike had high expectations from the government to take tangible steps but the budget 2020 seems to have failed expectations....


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