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The rising heroes of the coronavirus pandemic are the nations’ biggest nerds
World

The rising heroes of the coronavirus pandemic are the nations’ biggest nerds

Some of the scientists, are also painfully vulnerable, becoming sick themselves while carrying out their duties.

Celebrities who have entered the political arena
India

Celebrities who have entered the political arena

Here are some of the stars that joined different parties ahead of the General Elections 2019.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Star power in Lok Sabha polls, hurdles in job creation, Game of Thrones Season 8; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Star power in Lok Sabha polls, hurdles in job creation, Game of Thrones Season 8; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Star power in Lok Sabha polls, hurdles in job creation, Game of Thrones Season 8; today's must-read stories

Are celebrities just a quick-fix to woo voters?
India

Are celebrities just a quick-fix to woo voters?

With stars making a beeline to take the uncertain political plunge amid the hectic poll season, Election2019 is turning out to be starriest of all. But doesn't fielding these celebrities at the last moment demotivate party workers, who have been the rightful claimants for MP tickets?

Umang 2018: Bollywood stars light up Mumbai Police's annual cultural event
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Umang 2018: Bollywood stars light up Mumbai Police's annual cultural event

The Mumbai Police held its annual cultural night — Umang — on Sunday, 14 January 2018, at Goregaon. Bollywood made its presence felt, with celebrities lining both the red carpet, and performing on stage during the event.

Google to let celebrities answer questions about themselves in a selfie-video response in search results
News & Analysis

Google to let celebrities answer questions about themselves in a selfie-video response in search results

Instead of just responding with text, Google's feature lets celebs respond in the form of pre-recorded selfie-videos which will show up at the top of the mobile search.

Taimur Ali Khan: Unique baby names are almost mandatory for celebrities
Entertainment

Taimur Ali Khan: Unique baby names are almost mandatory for celebrities

To name your child Taimur or AbRam or Blue Ivy or Shivaji? It is a signal from the parents: One day, son, all this craziness will be yours.

Bigg Boss Season 10 Episode 3, 19th October: War of words continues; Monalisa wants to quit
Bigg Boss Season 10

Bigg Boss Season 10 Episode 3, 19th October: War of words continues; Monalisa wants to quit

Day three in the Bigg Boss house saw commoners Manu Punjabi and Priyanka Jagga dominate over the celebrities and make their lives hell.

From Devendra Jhajharia to Deepa Malik: Why are brands not celebrating India's Paralympic stars?
Business

From Devendra Jhajharia to Deepa Malik: Why are brands not celebrating India's Paralympic stars?

Paralympic stars embody rich values of grit, overcoming adversity and bring glory at the highest level. If these qualities and attributes do not resonate with brands, what will?

Misleading ads: Celebrities should be penalised 10 times the fees paid but jail term proposal is absurd
Business

Misleading ads: Celebrities should be penalised 10 times the fees paid but jail term proposal is absurd

Many advanced jurisdictions that have long ago made laws to tackle the menace of exaggerated celebrity blitzkrieg, have carefully drawn a distinction between civil and criminal liability

Consumer Protection Bill draft: Celebrities, cos face same punishment for misleading ads
Business

Consumer Protection Bill draft: Celebrities, cos face same punishment for misleading ads

Celebrities endorsing consumer goods and services may face the risk of being jailed in case of false or misleading claims if the new consumer protection law is cleared in the present shape.

Facebook paying Internet stars and others for live videos shouldn't surprise you
News & Analysis

Facebook paying Internet stars and others for live videos shouldn't surprise you

Facebook is paying two dozen Internet stars including YouTube and Vine creators a hefty sum.

iCloud 'celebgate' hacker pleads guilty, faces up to 5 years in prison
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iCloud 'celebgate' hacker pleads guilty, faces up to 5 years in prison

Edward Majerczyk, a hacker who obtained nude photos of celebrities, popularly known as "Celebgate" breach that took place in 2014, pleads guilty.

Endorsements issue: Unfair to blame celebrities for misleading ads, say brand gurus
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Endorsements issue: Unfair to blame celebrities for misleading ads, say brand gurus

With a parliamentary standing committee calling for stringent penal provisions to make celebrities who hawk brands accountable for misleading advertisements, industry experts feel it is unfair to single out celebs for such mishappenings. The Parliamentary Panel on Consumer Affairs, in its recommendations on the Consumer Protection Bill, 2015, has called for stringent provisions, including jail term up to five years and penalty of up to Rs 50 lakh if a celebrity endorsed product misfires. "I agree that celebs should accept endorsements with a certain amount of responsibility. But it is unfair to make them accountable for products/ads as the subject is technical and requires sound understanding of science as its related to the ingredients of the product and consequent claims," said Madison World chairman Sam Balsara. The committee wants that for first time offence, the celeb in question must be penalised with either a fine of Rs 10 lakh or imprisonment up to two years or both. For the second offence, the fine should be increased to Rs 50 lakh and imprisonment up to five years. For subsequent offences, the penalties may be increased proportionately based on the value of sales of the product/ service in question. After Nestles Maggi noodles were banned by the foods regulator last year for allegedly containing excess lead and the additive monosodium glutamate (MSG), there were many voices demanding accountability from brand endorsers. Some of the noodle brands endorsers included actors Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta. The domestic celebrity endorsement market is worth around Rs 5,000-7,500 crore and is growing at a fast clip. But its future looks uncertain with many in the government and Parliament baying for the blood of celebrities who earn most of their incomes from such brand endorsements. Top male celebrities charge anywhere between Rs 12 crore and Rs 25 crore per annum for each endorsement, while their female peers get half of that at Rs 6-12 crore per annum for endorsement, according to industry estimate. On an average, top celebrities endorse as many 8-12 brands. According to Anirban Das Blah, managing director of talent management agency Kwan that handles brand endorsements for top Bollywood stars like Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor, the recommendation makes no sense as celebs dont have the expertise to whet the quality of the product they endorse. "No celebrity has the means to verify what the brand is saying, and they dont run testing labs. What they have is a legally binding document. Almost every endorsement has a contract which warrants that it is making no false representation of any sort in its advertising," he said.

Pay fine or go to jail: Parl panel recommends action against celebrities for misleading ads
India

Pay fine or go to jail: Parl panel recommends action against celebrities for misleading ads

To make celebrities accountable for misleading ads, a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Tuesday recommended stringent provisions including jail term

Kerala polls: CPM attempts to rope in celebrities, faces heat over candidate selection
Politics

Kerala polls: CPM attempts to rope in celebrities, faces heat over candidate selection

Faced with protests against selection of celebrities as candidates for the Kerala Assembly polls, the CPM got a setback when film actress K P A C. Lalitha refused to contest

Bollywood celebrities lash out at Shiv Sena for intolerance towards Pakistani artists
Entertainment

Bollywood celebrities lash out at Shiv Sena for intolerance towards Pakistani artists

Slamming Shiv Sena's resolve to halt Pakistani artists from performing in Maharashtra, Bollywood celebrities came out in support of actors from Pakistan.

FTII row: From Amol Palekar to Anupam Kher, list opposing Chauhan appointment gets longer
Entertainment

FTII row: From Amol Palekar to Anupam Kher, list opposing Chauhan appointment gets longer

With the FTII controversy refusing to die down, more and more Bollywood celebrities are joining the growing list of people arguing that Gajendra Chauhan does not merit the post of chairman of the prestigious institute going by his body of work.

Bollywood drops by: Stars, politicians rush to meet Salman Khan after court verdict
Entertainment

Bollywood drops by: Stars, politicians rush to meet Salman Khan after court verdict

Family members, Arpita Khan Sharma, Alvira Khan, brothers Sohail Khan and Arbaaz Khan, sister in law Malaika Arora Khan with son Arhaan, Seema Khan, brother in law Pulkit Samrat were also spotted visiting Salman Khan’s home.

'Roads garib ke baap ki nahi hain': Tone deaf Bollywood supports Salman  in hit-and-run case
Entertainment

'Roads garib ke baap ki nahi hain': Tone deaf Bollywood supports Salman in hit-and-run case

Celebrities who have tweeted out their opinions on twitter have stood in support of Salman