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Quarantine During Coronavirus: Earlier Ramayana and Mahabharata, Now Shaktimaan to the rescue!

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Earlier Ramayana and Mahabharata, Now Shaktimaan to the rescue!

Bored? Of course, you are.

In these summer vacations’ resembling break, yet somehow even more boring, everything seems mundane and everyone feels exhausted. You might also have completed all kinds of series on Netflix and you can’t possibly watch fifty shades when in a lockdown with your family. Sifting through the channels on your TV, looking for something that interests you, and the parents, and the grandparents and the siblings, is a very difficult job but DD National is here to simplify the job for you.

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It’s time to feel a little nostalgic and a lot childish, as our, all-time favorite, the experimental god for trollers, Shaktimaan is to be aired on DD national to free you of all your boredom this quarantine. Not just this, there are even talks about a sequel as the Famous superhero actor, Mukesh Khanna talked about how they have been working on its part 2 for the past three years, something that would be “contemporary yet rooted in our culture”.

For those of you oldies who consider Shaktimaan to be too juvenile (I am judging you), DD channels have re-aired the much-watched and loved Ramayana, Mahabharata, Byomkesh Bakshi and Circus to accompany you in this exile (Ramayana pun? Maybe).

Gear up for days full of fun but also of spiritual lectures from your grandma as families come together to watch DD channels (wow, it feels weird to even say it). 

After all, a family that watches Shaktimaan together, stays together!

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Cheryl Burke Says Tom Bergeron Is ‘Super Positive’ After ‘DWTS’ Exit

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Ready for change? Cheryl Burke opened up about her friendship with Tom Bergeron and how he’s coping after being cut as the host of Dancing With the Stars ahead of season 29.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Burke, 36, exclusively told Us Weekly on Monday, August 3, while promoting her Diamond Art Club collection. “Tom is like my dance dad and that’s what I would call him on set, you know? And he was there for our wedding and he’s been a part of my life for 15 years.”

The DWTS pro added: “It’s never easy. I mean, I never thought that that was going to happen. I know that Tom will be a part of my family [forever].”

Cheryl Burke Says Tom Bergeron Super Positive After DWTS Exit
Cheryl Burke and Tom Bergeron. ABC/Eric McCandless; ABC/Kelsey McNeal

After being let go as the dancing series’ host (after 15 years) alongside Erin Andrews on July 13, Bergeron, 65, isn’t dwelling on the negatives.

“You know, he’s great. I mean, he’s got such a great attitude,” the California native told Us. “He’s super positive about, about it all.”

The former Dancing With the Stars: Juniors mentor explained that Bergeron has been “one of the mentors for me that have helped me with meditation,” because he did mediation before every live show.

“Tom taught me a lot and has mentored me kind of throughout my career,” Burke added. “So  as far as friendship and connection and consistently communicating, that’s always going to happen with us.”

ABC announced Tyra Banks as the show’s new host and one of its executive producers one day after Bergeron and Andrews’ departure news broke.

“I think Tyra is going to be great. I mean, she is so full of energy and she’s already, like, she’s got that whole head whip thing ready to go,” Burke told Us. “She’s so full of personality.”

Burke wasn’t the only DWTS star that expressed shock over the hosting switch-up. Alfonso Ribeiro told Us in July that he considers the former cohosts “the backbone of the show.” Peta Murgatroyd seconded that sentiment, telling Us, “I was shocked. I was sad.”

While waiting for word on season 29’s premiere date, Burke has been focused on other ventures amid the coronavirus pandemic — including her newly launched collection of creative kits with Diamond Art Club.

“This has been something that I’ve been, like, very much in tune [with], especially during quarantine, because super therapeutic,” the TV personality told Us about her new pastime. “I mean, the time flies when you’re doing something like diamond painting and, you know, I just thought why not share it with the world really?”

She explained that the art form, which is a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers, is “just very relaxing.”

Burke’s collaboration includes four art pieces selected by the dancer, all of which represent a specific emotion. They can be seen on her Instagram Live series and YouTube channel.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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Zelda Williams and More Stars Who Give Back to Charity

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Giving back! It’s impossible not to take notice of the large number of stars who have shown their passion for being charitable.

Over the course of her career, Angelina Jolie has shown just how much she cares about the lives and well-being of others. After helping to support the efforts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Maleficent actress was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2001.

In 2006, she launched the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation with now-estranged husband Brad Pitt. The organization helps provide aid to humanitarian crises globally. Us Weekly confirmed in 2010 that the former couple made a $1 million contribution to Doctors Without Borders.

Jolie previously told The Telegraph in 2012 why being charitable makes her feel good. “What are we in this world if we can’t be of use to others in some way,” she explained at the time. “It’s a happier life. I had a wonderful mother and I learned a lot about women through her. I have great daughters who teach me a lot about the strength of women and little girls. And I’ve met amazing people around the world who’ve inspired me and taught me to be better.”

Beyoncé’s charitable deeds have also not gone unnoticed. She even has a BET Humanitarian Award win and DoSomething.org’s Most Charitable Celebrity title to prove her good will. Not only has the “Formation” singer used her platform to speak out against injustice and social issues, she has also founded the BeyGOOD initiative.

Through BeyGOOD, the Grammy winner has worked alongside UNICEF to bring clean water and sanitation to the East African country Burundi and helped provide mobile coronavirus testing to Houston’s Black community. In April 2020, her organization pledged to donate to mental health charities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“BeyGOOD recognizes the immense mental and personal health burdens being placed on essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic,” a statement on her website read. “In our major cities, African-Americans comprise a disproportionate number of workers in these indispensable occupations, and they will need mental health support and personal wellness care, including testing and medical services, food supplies and food deliveries, both during and after the crisis.”

Shawn Mendes, for his part, has worked with organizations including DoSomething.org and the American Red Cross to help combat worldly issues. He also founded the Shawn Mendes Foundation in 2019, a non-profit that aims to inspire his fans to create positive change.

“For a long time, I’ve wanted to find a way to amplify the causes that my fans and I care deeply about, and to help make the voices of our generation heard,” the singer said in a statement, per Rolling Stone. “My goal in launching the foundation is to work alongside my fans, and do everything I can to help provide them with a platform that inspires positive change, and empowers young change-makers.”

Scroll down to see how stars have given back over the years.

Source: US Magazine

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Clare! Arie! Nick! All the Times ‘The Bachelor’ Shocked Fans With Its Lead

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Wild roses! Bachelor Nation has seen its fair share of controversial contestants and final picks, but when it comes to choosing the franchise’s lead it’s usually easy to call — but not always.

When The Bachelorette announced Clare Crawley, who hadn’t been on a Bachelor series or one if its spinoffs since 2018’s Bachelor Winter Games, as its newest lead, on Monday, March 2, 2020, some fans were shocked.

More often than not the next Bachelor or Bachelorette is chosen from the final four contestants, many times the No. 3 runner-up. Crawley, however, isn’t the first individual to come out of left field to take over the reins on a season of the ABC dating show.

In fact, there have been four seasons of The Bachelorette and three seasons of The Bachelor that threw major curveballs to diehard watchers of the series. Before Crawley, 38, was announced as the oldest Bachelorette in history, Becca Kufrin, surprised some viewers when she took the role in 2018 — after winning her season of The Bachelor and subsequently being dumped for all of America to watch on TV.

Then there was Arie Luyendyk Jr., who picked Kufrin, 29, at first and later left her to pursue his runner-up, Lauren Burnham, who he eventually married and welcomed a child with. Before appearing as the lead on season 22 of The Bachelor, the race car driver, 38, was out of the reality TV game for six years.

Of course, fans can’t forget when Nick Viall took over the coveted role — after appearing on The Bachelorette twice — creating a divide between viewers who were Team Nick and those who were Team Luke Pell.

One of the biggest twists in casting was in 2015 when there were two Bachelorettes, Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe, who the men voted on before moving forward with one lady.

Lastly, fans have to go back a few years to remember Emily Maynard as a Bachelorette, who was brought back after she won, but later split from Brad Womack. Womack as the lead was also unprecedented after he decided to let both of his final two women go the first time. He returned to the franchise four years later to try it again.

Scroll below to relive the most shocking lead choices in Bachelor Nation history.

Source: US Magazine

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