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After some reports claimed that Johnny Depp was set to reprise his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in a new Pirates of the Caribbean film, a recent report seemingly debunks them. As per the new report, after Disney cancelled the planned reboot of the franchise, the franchise is on hold and Johnny is not slated to star in any film in the series. Also read: Margot Robbie says female-led Pirates film has been dropped by DisneyJohnny Depp first starred as the lovable pirate in the first pirates film The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), reprising his role in…

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PCB chief Ramiz Raja’s explosive statement clarifying Pakistan’s stance over ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled to be played in India, has created quite a stir in world cricket. A month after BCCI secretary and ACC president Jay Shah revealed that Team India won’t be travelling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023, Ramiz reiterated that Pakistan would boycott the ODI World Cup as well if BCCI stay firm on their words. After Sports minister Anurag Thakur, now former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has reacted on Ramiz’s fiery statement. Last month, before the T20 World Cup, there was a report claiming…

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Queen Elizabeth II thought that her grandson Prince Harry was ‘perhaps a little over-in-love’ with his wife, former actor and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. As per a new biography by British broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, the queen wanted Meghan to ‘feel welcome’ in the royal family. She also said that Meghan could ‘carry on being an actress’ if she liked. However, Queen Elizabeth II was ‘more concerned for Harry’s well-being’ than their ‘television nonsense’ including the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. (Also Read | Meghan Markle, Deepika Padukone discuss getting help for her mental health)Last year, Prince Harry had…

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Hollywood actor John Boyega has been vocal about the issue of systematic racism instilled in showbiz very passionately, so much so that at one point, he feared he would lose his career in Hollywood for backing the Black Lives Matter movement. Out of the turbulent times, the actor is happy that the industry is not shunning away the issue, and working on rectifying the mistakes. Previously, Boyega has shared his experiences of being targeted by racists after he was cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). He has even suggested that he would not return to future Star Wars…

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja on Friday made an explosive statement in reaction to BCCI secretary and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) president Jay Shah’s comment last month that Team India players won’t be allowed to go to Pakistan for the Asia Cup next year while further adding that he wants the venue to be changed to UAE. While PCB had countered the statement last month, Ramiz clarified his stance that Pakistan won’t travel to India for the ODI World Cup in 2023 if India don’t come for the Asia Cup. The comments created quite a stir before India’s…

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Hugh Jackman has become synonymous with Wolverine, a character he has portrayed in multiple films in the X-Men franchise. But there was another iconic role that he almost essayed–that of James Bond. In a recent interview, Hugh revealed that he had been offered the role of 007 but he passed it since he ‘didn’t want to do the same things’ at that stage of his career. Also read: Hugh Jackman to return as Wolverine for Deadpool 3, confirms Ryan ReynoldsHugh first played Wolverine in the 2000 film X-Men, reprising it in the two direct sequels, and three spinoffs over the…

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Since India’s heartbreaking loss to England in the 2022 T20 World Cup semis earlier this year, there has been a growing chorus of veterans and experts who feel Rohit Sharma should be replaced as the team’s T20I skipper. Hardik Pandya has been backed by many to replace him as the captain in the shortest format. He did do an impressive job in the New Zealand series after the World Cup. Joining the chorus, former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh has given his verdict on whether Hardik should replace Rohit as the captain. Hardik was never in the radar for captaincy in…

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Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation case has been one of the most talked-about celebrity cases in recent times. They have been making headlines since their trial earlier this year. Now, presumably due to their high-profile legal battle, as per a recent report, which analysed data from Google search trends in 2022, Amber has been declared the most-searched celebrity on Google this year, followed closely by ex-husband Johnny. Also read: Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp breaks silence on his trial with Amber HeardAmber topped the list as the most-searched celebrity of 2022, with reportedly an average of 5.6 million…

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Since taking over as India’s all-format captain almost a year ago, Rohit Sharma has led India in only six ODIs – three against West Indies at home and three in England. In the same time period, Shikhar Dhawan captained India in seven ODIs (which will be nine by the end of the New Zealand series) and KL Rahul in six ODIs. Rohit has been the captain of India’s ODI side in only two series while he has missed five – in South Africa, in West Indies, in Zimbabwe, against South Africa at home, in New Zealand. Barring the South Africa…

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Opening batsman Ibrahim Zadran scored a fine 106 as Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 60 runs in their opening one-day international at Pallekele International Stadium on Friday. Zadran propelled Afghanistan to 294-8 and Sri Lanka was all out for 234 with 12 overs to spare.“It was a very good wicket to bat on,” Zadran said. “When I was dismissed, I told my teammates that we should try and get something like 320. Even when Sri Lanka batted, the wicket was really good. The wicket didn’t change much but our bowlers were too good.”Sri Lanka had hopes during the run chase…

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