Actress Priyanka Chopra said she doesn’t mind being stalked on social media. Priyanka will be a guest judge on the upcoming talent show India’s Next Superstars alongside filmmakers Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar. When one contestant told her she was her biggest inspiration and she regularly stalked her on Instagram, the actress said: “I’m impressed that you know so much about me. I love when people stalk me on Instagram as I, myself, check how many people have checked my stories and posts.”
Laura Dern, who hit the limelight with her appearance on Jurassic Park when she was 23, said director Steven Spielberg told her to avoid plastic surgery on her face. The actress, 50, said she was grateful to the director for the advice, Vulture reported. “When I was 23, right before a close-up on Jurassic Park, Spielberg said to me, ‘People will tell you what you could do to your face years from now. Don’t you ever touch your face.’ He was saying, ‘Your face is perfect, it’s female, it’s emotional’. I am determined to be human in my acting, and when you own your power and your womanhood, you grow into your beauty. Your face finds you.”
Hollywood actresses Emma Stone and Natalie Portman are among hundreds of leading Hollywood women backing a new campaign to tackle sexual harassment. The campaign, Time’s Up, aims to address “the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential”. “From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live,” says its website.
It follows the #MeToo movement that encouraged victims to speak out in the wake of the Weinstein scandal. Three-hundred prominent women, including Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep and Shonda Rhimes, have backed the campaign.
Singer Sunidhi Chauhan became mother to a baby boy on January 1. Both the mother and baby are doing well, said reports. Sunidhi, who has been married to music composer Hitesh Sonik for five years, has given chartbusters such as Ruki Ruki and Kamli, Darkhaast, Crazy Kiya Re and Mehboob Mere.