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Why Google’s new Doodle is dedicated to Marlene Dietrich


One of Hollywood’s Golden Age legends has been glorified in a Google Doodle.

The Doodle depicts Marlene Dietrich, famous for her breakout 1930 role as cabaret singer Lola-Lola in Germany’s first talking picture, Der Blaue Engel, and who was born on this day in 1901 — that’s 116 years ago.

Illustrated by artist Sasha Steinberg (also known as drag queen Sasha Velour and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9), the Doodle shows Dietrich performing in a gender-bending top hat and tuxedo, worn in her Hollywood debut role as nightclub dancer Amy Jolly in 1930’s Morocco. Read more…

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Hollywood actors caught in China's public transport crush is hilariously painful



With the annual crush of travellers in China pushing their way home this Chinese New Year , imagining Hollywood actors stuck in line for a train like everyone else is pretty great.

One guy has photoshopped his interpretation of this, and the images are going viral on Chinese social media site Weibo.

Some three billion trips will be made across China this year over a 40-day stretch, as millions of Chinese travellers make their way home for one of the country’s biggest celebrations.

Lets just say a trip to the Shire is not the only unexpected journey Bilbo will be taking this year. Read more…

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Crunch Report | Apple Suing Qualcomm for $1 Billion

Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion, the hit app Meitu may be collecting too much data, Whitehouse.gov removes LGBT, climate change and more and Kristen Stewart appeared as a co-author on an AI paper. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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In her head, Deepika Padukone is having 'amazing babies' with Vin Diesel



Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone made an appearance on the haloed Ellen DeGeneres Show and didn’t disappoint. 

Padukone, who starred with Vin Diesel in her debut Hollywood flick, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, on being quizzed by Ellen about rumored link-ups with the actor, said, “Well, there’s no smoke without fire.”

When a startled Ellen pressed further, she added, “But, it’s all in my head! So yeah, I mean in my head I think, like yeah, we are together and we have this amazing chemistry, and we live together and we have these amazing babies! But it’s all in my head.” Read more…

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Vin Diesel does a Kevin Spacey in India, grooves to 'Lungi Dance'



Vin Diesel is having a gala time in India. 

After receiving a grand welcome in Mumbai on Thursday, the Hollywood star sent fans into a tizzy at the premiere of xXx: Return of Xander Cage by grooving to a wildly popular Bollywood song. 

And giving him company was his xXx co-star and Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone. The two draped a white cloth waist-down and shook a leg to Lungi Dance, a track from Padukone’s 2013 hit film Chennai Express.

[PIC] Lungi dance with Deepika Padukone and Vin Diesel #xXxIndiaPremiere (tfs @DeepikaPFC) pic.twitter.com/2eXdETIB3W

— Deepika FC Official (@OurLoveyDeepu) January 12, 2017 Read more…

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