Free Press Journal
  • Maleficent 2 calling for Angelina Jolie

    Actress-director Angelina Jolie is reportedly thinking of reprising her role as the vengeful fairy in Disneys “Maleficent 2”. Jolie, who was able to command $20 million in addition to profit participation for 2014’s “Maleficent”, will reportedly return to high-profile fare in the wake of her publicised split from actor-producer Brad Pitt, first announced in September 2016. According to sources close to Jolie, she is mulling a number of acting offers, including reprising

  • Mariah Carey finds living in real world difficult

    Pop star Mariah Carey has said she believes she is incapable of being in the real world and surviving. The “Without You” hitmaker made the comment as she discussed her chaotic” New Year’s Eve performance, which was plagued with technical difficulties, reported Rolling Stone.

  • Krushna Abhishek has no qualms about working with Kapil Sharma

    Actor Krushna Abhishek says he will definitely collaborate with Kapil Sharma even though they are perceived as strong competitors. Krushna and Kapil’s supposed rivalry dates back to last year when Kapil left Colors and started his series, “The Kapil Sharma Show”, on rival channel Sony.

  • Vishal Bhardwaj thinks Indians have no respect for law

    Acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj feels that one can get away with anything in India, and says “there is no respect for law and no law enforcement” in the country. Asked about the law situation in the country, Bhardwaj said during an interview on news channel: “There’s lawlessness in this country, you can get away with anything. There’s no respect for law, you can get away with anything, there’s no law enforcement. Till

  • Akshay’s Ayurveda gyan!

    Actor Akshay Kumar, who is fit as a fiddle at 49, has vouched for ayurveda, the traditional Hindu system of medicine, and says people are not respecting the “God-given” treasure. Akshay, who shared an over five-minute video on Twitter on Wednesday night, spent 14 days in an ayurveda centre.

  • It’s all about comfort for Randeep Hooda

    He is hotness personified, the alpha male who is everyone’s favourite. There is not a single person who hasn’t enjoyed seeing Randeep Hooda onscreen. And yet, there is one thing very blatant about him, and that’s his insouciance. He is not here to impress anyone, he is just here to do his own work and he sure knows to do a good job outta it.

  • ‘Feminism term has received lot of negative feedback’

    Actress Kalki Koechlin feels it is unfortunate that the word feminism has gathered a lot of negative feedback with many people not even realising its true meaning.  The actress says people often associate feminism with that of “ranting women” who hate men. “There is a misunderstanding and lack of awareness about the word. Feminism seems to be tagged as a bunch of ranting women or women who are against men. The word

  • Kalki Koechlin is breaking stereotypes

    The actress believes that only an actor can make the right script choice and go for an experimental performance change perceptions

  • Darwin’s theory of ‘living fossils’ gets support

    London: Scientists studying the ‘living fossil’ Sphenodon have identified a new way to measure the evolutionary rate of these enigmatic creatures, giving credence to Darwin’s theory of ‘living fossils’. The Sphenodon or tuatara is a relatively large lizard-like animal that once lived on the main islands of New Zealand but has been pushed to smaller, offshore islands by human activity.

  • Are we alone in the universe? Search closes in on alien life

    Washington: In a remarkable step towards answering the question “Are we alone in the universe”, astronomers have spotted a nearby star with seven Earth-size planets which could harbour liquid water, key to life as we know it, NASA said.

  • Literary luminaries in regional languages at 3rd LIC Gateway Litfest

    Since India is the size of Western Europe, it’s hardly surprising the subcontinent can boast of a 100 litfests and 100,000 titles annually, which attract bookworms, never mind those who want to be seen as such. Most fests have  a large number of English language writers but the two day LIC Gateway Fest which  kicks off in Mumbai tomorrow (Feb 25), will have only a few. How come? Because the main aim of this

  • Professor has taken ‘selfie’ every day for last 30 years

    Boston: Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it, every day, for the next three decades. Baden’s “Every Day” project officially turns 30 today and he says he has no intention of stopping.

  • Asthma drugs may prevent a deadly form of pneumonia

    New York: Two drugs that are used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 per cent of people who contract it, researchers have found. Influenza pneumonia results when a flu infection spreads to alveolar air sacs deep within the lungs. Normally, a flu infection does not progress that far into the lower respiratory tract, but when it does,

  • Tired teens have higher odds of committing crimes: study

    New York: Sleepy, tired teenagers are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, according to a new study which shows that daytime sleepiness may be linked to offences up to 14 years later. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania in the US tested 101 15-year-old boys from three schools in England.

  • Katy Perry gets political

    Katy Perry’s politically-charged performance streak continued at the Brit Awards, as the star performed alongside two huge dancing skeletons seemingly dressed as Donald Trump and Theresa May.

  • Weight loss drug may cut 80% risk of diabetes

    London: Injecting a particular weight loss drug in combination with diet and exercise may reduce risk of diabetes by 80 per cent in individuals with obesity and prediabetes, a study said. The results of the international clinical trial showed that liraglutide promoted weight loss by interacting with the areas of the brain that control appetite and energy intake.

  • Barcode scanner microscope for better disease imaging

    Melbourne: Australian engineers have developed an advanced microscope using barcode laser scanner technology that may help doctors better analyse complex medical conditions ranging from blood disorders and cancer to neurological disorders.

  • Women more attracted to men with vulnerable side!

    London: Alpha males, step aside! Women are more likely to prefer men who have a damaged, vulnerable side that makes them ready to be tamed into ‘husband material’, according to new research. While nearly two centuries have passed since moody Mr Rochester gave Jane Eyre the run-around in Charlotte Bronte’s 17th century classic, it seems the tropes and narratives of romance have barely moved on.