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Uma Thurman says #metoo - Accuses Weinstein of sexual assault

Uma Thurman has accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her at a London hotel after they worked together on the 1994 hit film Pulp Fiction.

In a a New York Times article on Saturday by columnist Maureen Dowd, Thurman broke her silence after saying in October that she would wait to speak out about inappropriate behavior in the workplace because she did not want to say anything in anger.

Michael Clarke always kept his eye on me

Michael Clarke claims to have done nothing but “smile” everytime he saw Sandeep Lamichhane bowl but Nepal’s first IPL-contracted cricketer says he owes his growth to the former Australian captain. Clarke has been like a mentor to the 17-year-old Nepal leg-spinner who has scripted history with a Rs 20 lakh IPL contract with the Delhi Daredevils.

Yorkshire signs Pujara for second stint

Unsold in IPL players' auction, Cheteshwar Pujara will warm up for India’s Test series in England by playing county cricket as Yorkshire has signed him for his second stint with the club. The 29-year-old Pujara, who will share overseas duties with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, is set to arrive in the United Kingdom just in time for the Leeds Bradford MCCU fixture on April 7.

#Grammytoo

R&B artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in another victory for pop-driven music over rap, now the most popular genre in the United States. Mars won six Grammys including song of the year for his hit single That’s What I Like, and both record and album of the year for 24K Magic.

His win denied rappers Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z the honour of becoming the first hip-hop artist in 14 years to win the coveted album of the year award.

Let It Begin

Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat was the costliest Indian buy fetching a mind boggling Rs 11.5 crore deal from the usually thrifty Rajasthan Royals while Australia pacer Andrew Tye pocketed a Rs 7.2 crore contract from Kings XI Punjab on the final day of the IPL auction.

While Unadkat and Tye enjoyed big pay day, 17-year-old Sandeep Lamichhane made history by becoming the first cricketer from Nepal to be bought in the auction with Delhi Daredevils picking him up for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

Unadkat costliest Indian, Sandeep first player from Nepal to bag IPL deal

Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat became the most expensive Indian buy this IPL season after sealing a whopping Rs 11.5 crore deal with Rajasthan Royals (RR). Australian seamer Andrew Tye too struck big, fetching a Rs 7.2 crore contract with Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on the concluding day of IPL auctions in Bangalore on Sunday. The day also belonged to Sandeep Lamichhane, who became the first cricketer from Nepal to be bought in the IPL auctions with Delhi Daredevils picking the 17-year-old leg-spinner for his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

USA Gymnastics facing resignation pressure over abuse scandal

The 18 listed directors of USA Gymnastics were facing calls to resign after disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for abusing young female gymnasts who were entrusted to his care. After Nassar was sentenced on Wednesday, the chief executive of the US Olympic Committee called for all current USA Gymnastics directors to step down. Piling pressure on the directors, the president of Michigan State University, where Nassar had also worked, decided on Wednesday to resign after facing a barrage of criticism for not doing enough to halt the abuse.

Bopanna-Babos enter semi finals

Rohan Bopanna and Timea Babos of Hungary entered the mixed doubles semifinals at the Australian Open with a straight-set win over Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal and Abigail Spears of USA, on Wednesday.

The fifth seeded Indo-Hungarian pair took one hour and 15 minutes to get the better of Cabal-Spears duo 6-4 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinal duel. It was a hard-fought encounter as Bopanna and Babos had to dig deep to squeeze out the win.

Fifty shades of The Beatles

In rumpled white kurtas and pyjamas, John Lennon and Paul McCartney strum their guitars on the steps of a verandah. Ringo Starr, a bit out of place in a long coat, looks on. With marigold garlands around their necks, Starr and McCartney — this time with George Harrison — sit cross-legged on a dais, in front of yoga guru Mahesh Yogi, and with a host of others.

Women on top

Dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywood. The Fox Searchlight film about a furious woman seeking justice for the murder of her daughter was named best ensemble, the top SAG honour.

Frances McDormand won best actress and Sam Rockwell took home the best supporting actor statuette for their roles in the film.

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