This Is Reportedly Why Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari Won't Join 'The Hills' Reboot

When MTV announced last night that they’d be bringing back The Hills for a revival, there were two people noticeably missing from the VMAs red carpet: your favorite frenemies of all time, Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari. Sources say neither of them will be joining the reboot, but for different reasons.

As for Lauren, a source told People, “She’s in a different place in her life. But she wants everyone to enjoy themselves. She wishes everyone the best.”

She’s currently working on her line for Kohl’s, running her website and managing a nonprofit. Plus, she has an adorable 13-month-old named Liam.

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“She loves being a mother and focusing on her family and on her work,” the source said. “She has a very full and happy life.”

Kristin, on the other hand, can’t do the show because of her contractual obligations with E!. Her show Very Cavallari, which follows her life with husband Jay Cutler, premiered earlier this summer. “She can’t do the show because she has a contract with E!” a source said. “But she’s still close with Heidi [Montag] and Spencer [Pratt] and is excited for them.”

She told People earlier this summer that reliving her moments from the show is definitely a little awkward now that she’s older.

“I think MTV played them a couple summers ago and my husband Jay put them on as a joke to mess with me,” she said. “It was definitely cringeworthy — I know what I did! I know what happened.”

Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Jason Wahler, Stephanie Pratt, Justin Bobby and Frankie Delgado are also slated to join the reboot with Heidi and Spencer.

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Kerala floods: How these two women district collectors led the way in relief mobilisation

The roles of TV Anupama, district collector in-charge of Thrissur, and K Vasuki, of Thiruvananthapuram, in having a people-to-people connect during these trying times, is being praised on social media.

The past two weeks in Kerala have seen an outpouring of relief supplies and coordination of rescue operations, the magnitude of which has never been witnessed in the state before. Of course, the floods and landslides, that pummelled thousands of houses and left close to 200 dead since August 9, have been the worst of its kind in the state’s history.

While private individuals, organisations, trade bodies and NGOs did an exemplary job of channelling supplies in the right direction, the work of the district administrations in setting up control rooms and assisting central teams has been praiseworthy. Two women district collectors, in particular, stand out for the manner in which they led the administration’s efforts. The roles of TV Anupama, district collector in-charge of Thrissur, and K Vasuki, of Thiruvananthapuram, in having a people-to-people connect during these trying times, is being praised on social media.

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Anupama, who earlier held the charge of Alappuzha district, has a loyal fan base among the local population for her brave decisions taken against powerful politicians and lobbying groups. Her fact-finding report on the alleged encroachment of paddy land by former transport minister Thomas Chandy, in particular, had paved the way for the High Court to order police to register a case against him.

Anupama, the fourth-rank holder in the civil services examination in 2010, took charge as the collector in Thrissur in June this year and her first major test has been the floods that affected parts such as Mala, Chalakudy, Kodungallur and Annamanada. Apart from regularly posting updates through the official Facebook accounts and coordinating the supply of essential materials to relief camps, Anupama’s tiff with the Bar Association over material storage made big news. It was reported that the Bar Association did not allow the use of its premises inside the civil station despite orders from the district administration. So, Anupama, daring as she is known to be, went ahead with orders to break the locks of the two rooms so that essential supplies can be stored. The collector’s move was praised by many on social media.

Though the southern-most district of Thiruvananthapuram was not as badly-affected as Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Idukki and Wayanad, K Vasuki’s role in the collection and disbursal of relief supplies was endearing to many. Under her watch, the district administration was able to collect 54 truck-loads of material in two days, sending it to parts of the district and beyond.

At a relief camp, using a microphone, she addressed all those who signed up as volunteers, assuring them that they were doing something great.

“Do you know what you are doing? You are making history. You are showing the world what Malayalis are capable of. The logistics and the amount of relief material being collected is not just making national news, but international news. Just like people fought for freedom, all of you have fought like the army. It’s an amazing job that you have done. Around 400 volunteers signed up for loading and unloading at the airport. The labour cost for the government, if we were to calculate, would run into crores,” she said, to a round of applause.

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The Crown’s Matt Smith claims Claire Foy should have been paid MORE

The Crown’s Matt Smith claims Claire Foy should have been paid MORE than him as he slams Netflix for the ‘huge mistake’ over pay disparity

  • Matt Smith claimed his co-star Claire Foy should have been paid more than him
  • The Doctor Who star was paid significantly more than his leading co-star
  • Matt insisted it was a ‘grave oversight’ by Netflix as Claire ‘worked the hardest’ 
  • Claire earned $40,000 per episode throughout her run on The Crown
  • It is not known how much Matt made on the show

Matt Smith sensationally claimed Claire Foy should have been paid more than him for The Crown when he branded Netflix’s salary disparity as a ‘great mistake’.

Shockwaves erupted when it emerged the actor, who played Prince Philip, was paid significantly more than the actress who played the titular role Queen Elizabeth II.

The Doctor Who star hit out at Netflix bosses for the ‘grave oversight’ as he insisted the actress was the ‘lead in the show’ and she worked ‘the hardest’.

‘She worked the hardest’: The Crown’s Matt Smith claims Claire Foy should have been paid MORE than him as he slammed Netflix for the ‘huge mistake’ over pay disparity

Matt explained on the Larry King Now show: ‘Claire was the lead in the show, she worked the hardest, she should have been paid the most. It was a great mistake.’


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He elaborated: ‘It’s dumb! It’s dumb! She did the most work, she worked the hardest, honestly every single day.  

‘It was representative of the amount of work and how she worked. All you can do is learn from your mistakes and move on!’ 

Surprise: Shockwaves erupted when it emerged the actor, who played Prince Philip, was paid significantly more than the actress who played the titular role Queen Elizabeth II

Although it is not known how much Matt made on the show, Claire earned $40,000 per episode throughout her run on The Crown.

Bosses claimed Matt was only paid more for the first seasons as he was a bigger name than Claire at the time of casting. 

Lily James’ boyfriend explained all he wanted to do was ‘amend’ the ‘grave oversight’ the moment he heard about the pay disparity. 

The hunk did credit Netflix for responding ‘diligently’ to amend their ‘huge mistake’ which left Claire feeling red-faced. 

He elaborated: ‘Well I didn’t know about it to be honest with you. And I thought it was a mistake a huge mistake. It was a grave oversight and when we heard about it together we sort of said about trying to amend it really and I have to say that I think Netflix did respond very diligently. 

‘I think in that particularly situation it changed quickly I think what it alludes to it’s not just our industry that needs to change it needs to change across all industries whether that be nursing or teaching and it speaks to a much wider problem. 

‘One we need to address as a society that we need to improve.’

Claire and Matt were both nominated for Emmy awards for their performances. Left Bank stated that male and female stars will get the same pay. 

Producers of the show pledged earlier this year that there will be no gender pay parity for the new cast in season three. 

The Crown stars, including leads Claire and Matt, will hand over the baton to a whole new galaxy of Hollywood’s elite.

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Four killed, one missing as heavy rains lash Bhopal

Four persons, including three of a family, died in two separate incidents of wall collapse on Tuesday as heavy rains lashed the district since since Monday evening, an official said.

A minor went missing after he was swept away in an overflowing drain in Bhopal, said collector Sudama P Khade.

The three of the family – a woman and her two daughters – died when a wall of a government bungalow collapsed on their adjacent house in a slum of Kamal Nagar area about 4 am on Tuesday.

The deceased, identified as Shumaila, 28, wife of Mohd Azeem and her daughters Tanjeem, 6, and Areeba, 4, were sleeping when the incident took place. All died on the spot, as per official sources.

Azeem, a labourer, also sustained serious injuries in the incident and was rushed to Hamidia hospital for treatment.

Bhopal Mayor Alok Sharma, Khade, deputy inspector general of police, Bhopal, Dharmendra Chaudhary, and municipal commissioner Avinash Lavania reached the spot.

In another incident of wall collapse, six-year-old Deepa Ahirwar died at Golkhedi village, under Gunga police circle, in the district

The unidentified boy was swept away in a drain in Teela Jamalpur locality of Bhopal and a rescue operation has been launched to find him, Khade said.

As per the meteorological department, a low pressure area now lies over north east Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood, which is likely to cause ‘widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rain fall’ over west Madhya Pradesh during the next 24 hours.

First Published: Aug 21, 2018 19:13 IST

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India achieve a first in Sepaktakraw, secure bronze at Asian Games

It was a ‘victory in defeat’ for the Indian men’s sepaktakraw team which settled for its maiden Asian Games bronze medal after being beaten by a formidable Thailand in the semi-finals in Palembang, on Tuesday.

The Indian men’s regu team lost to Thailand 0-2 but picked up a bronze as both the losing semi-finalists are also awarded a medal.

Sepaktakraw, which directly translates to kick the ball, has been part of the Games program since 1990. India has participated since the 2006 edition and is slowly catching with the South East Asian countries, where the sport has a huge following.

Thailand has won a whopping 22 gold medals at the Games and Myanmar is a distant second in the list with five gold.

The Indian team was training in Thailand for the past two months and that made a huge difference, according to chief coach Hem Raj.

“The only way is up for these boys. The government has put us in the priority sport list and we will continue to repay their faith with good performances,” an ecstatic Raj said.

Eight of the 12 members of the squad are from Manipur and the rest from Delhi.

The sport is quite popular in Manipur, primarily because of its proximity to Myanmar.

“Yes, that is how the sport became so popular in Manipur. It is close to Myanmar and it has always been easy to source equipments from there. Now we use synthetic balls but back in the day, we used to get balls made of bamboo. That was the traditional way of playing the sport,” said another team official Muhindro Singh Thokchom.

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Football is also popular in the Northeast and that is another reason why most India players are coming from that region, including captain Niken Singh and Alaksh Yumnam, the acrobatic striker who earlier used to play the ‘beautiful game’.

“Compared to people from the other parts of India, people from Manipur pick up the sport faster. They are naturally agile and very skilful with their feet. But slowly the game is getting popular in other parts of the country too,” added Thokchom.

The men’s team is not done yet and promises another medal in regu. The women’s team failed to win a medal but they too are improving fast.

“We should have a women’s medal in the next edition. As I said, we are only going to up from here,” summed chief coach Raj, who has already set his sights on a World Championship medal next month.

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Asian Games 2018: In hunt for medals, Indonesia offers state jobs, houses and cash

The Ministry of Youth and Sports said previously that all "outstanding athletes" in the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games could become candidates for the civil service and receive a public housing unit.

Indonesia will offer athletes who win medals at the Asian Games over the next two weeks the chance to take up jobs in the country’s civil service, or to join the police force or army, officials said. The offer comes on top of previously announced pledges to give houses and generous cash sums to gold medallists.

Indonesia is hoping to capitalise on its home advantage as host nation by breaking into the top 10 in the medal table for the first time since 1990 and aims to secure 16 gold medals. “As long as they are healthy, medallists can become civil servants or members of the police or military,” Syafruddin, Indonesia’s chef de mission for the Games and deputy chief of police, told reporters.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports said previously that all “outstanding athletes” in the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games could become candidates for the civil service and receive a public housing unit. President Joko Widodo is rewarding gold medallists with a bonus of 1.5 billion rupiah ($102,700).

A giant symbolic 1.5 billion rupiah cheque was offered on Monday by sports minister Imam Nahrawi to taekwondo champion Defia Rosmaniar, who won Indonesia’s first gold. By Tuesday afternoon, weightlifter and two-time Olympic medallist Eko Yuli Wirawan had bagged Indonesia’s fifth gold medal, which was presented by President Widodo. Many Indonesian athletes come from humble backgrounds, so the prospect of housing, cash and a job for life in the civil service are highly sought.

After Indonesian sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri won the 100 metres final at the under-20 world championships last month, Widodo ordered ministers to renovate his humble woven bamboo home into a modern house. Zohri is due to compete in the event at the Games.

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PHOTOS: England vs India, 3rd Test, Day 4

Images from Day 4 of the third Test between England and India in Nottingham, on Tuesday.

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England were heading towards a heavy defeat in the third Test against India at Trent Bridge as, chasing an improbable target of 521 to win, they struggled to 84 for four at lunch on the fourth day on Tuesday.

India’s seamers bowled with controlled aggression and intelligence and were helped by excellent catching as they removed England’s top four in the morning session.

England lead the five-Test series 2-0 but the final two matches could now be real battles if, as expected, India finish off the task to pull one game back.

Patient accumulation was the order of the day for England but their shot selection was poor and they paid heavily for loose strokes.

Keaton Jennings went in the first over, the left-hander poking at a short, rising delivery from Ishant Sharma and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant comfortably snaffled up the chance.

Two overs later and Ishant was celebrating the removal of England’s other opener Alastair Cook who edged to KL Rahul at second slip.

England badly needed a gritty innings from one of their top order but their biggest hope disappeared when captain Joe Root departed for 13 when his thick edge off Jaspit Bumrah brilliantly caught by Rahul.

Ollie Pope showed his inexperience with a poor shot, following a wide delivery outside off stump and finding a diving Virat Kohli at third slip.

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It could have been even worse for England but Jos Buttler was dropped by Pant off Bumrah. Buttler was unbeaten on 19 at the interval with Ben Stokes on three.

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UGC NET July 2018: Marks of candidates released

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday released the complete result of University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) 2018.

The complete result includes the roll number, subject, category, marks in both the papers, its total and information on whether a candidate has qualified NET or both Junior Research Fellowship and NET. The complete result was released for all the 55,872 candidates who cleared the exam.

Candidates can click here to check the complete list.

The board had declared the result of the examination on July 31 and released the roll number of candidates who had qualified for NET or both Junior Research Fellowship and NET.

The education board conducted the UGC NET 2018 exam in 91 cities at 2,082 centres across the country in 84 different subjects for 11,48,235 registered candidates. This is the maximum number of candidates to have registered ever for the exam.

The CBSE conducts UGC NET on the behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of assistant professor in Indian universities and colleges as well as the Junior Research Fellowship.

CBSE UGC NET complete result 2018: Steps to check

1) Visit the official website of CBSE results at cbseresults.nic.in

2) Click on the link for ‘Complete result for UGC Net July 2018’

3) The result will be displayed on the screen

First Published: Aug 21, 2018 18:55 IST

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Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga actor Siddharth Nigam: Excited to play my childhood hero on screen

Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga, starring Siddharth Nigam, Avneet Kaur, Aamir Dalvi and Smita Bansal among others, will air Monday-Friday at 9 pm on SAB TV.

Siddharth Nigam is back on television with SAB TV’s Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga. Playing the titular role, the actor will be joined by Avneet Kaur, Aamir Dalvi and Smita Bansal among others in the fantasy drama. Excited about the series, Siddharth, in an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, shared, “I have been a fan of Aladdin since childhood. I have always loved watching the series. And I am super excited to enact the same role. It’s a dream come true moment for me. Aladdin is a package of adventure, romance, comedy and action. I am sure fans would love the show. Also, it’s the first time I stepping out of a historical genre. So this show is all the more special for me.”

The Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat actor had been missing from screen for some time now. Stating the reason for his absence, he said, “I was busy with my board exams, which I managed to pass with flying colours. Also, I am still focusing on gymnastics and was participating in a few competitions during the time. Acting was completely destiny’s plan. Gymnastics is my passion. It’s my dream to represent my country in the Olympics one day. Thankfully, after being an actor, I have found a good platform to promote sports in a much better way.”

Siddharth started his acting journey with Dhoom 3. The 17-year-old is clear that he wants to make his Bollywood debut with a bang. He said, “I know it’s not the right age for me to make my big debut. I am being patient for I want the best script, director, and producer to launch me on the big screen. I want to have that maturity and skills to make my mark. I don’t want to be just another actor getting into films. Luckily for me, I have only done lead roles in television and so nobody has categorised me as a child actor. I am still signed as the hero. People train themselves for years and I have been lucky to find my learning school on television. While working, I get to collaborate with the best of actors and directors. It’s a complete privilege for me.”

After Siddharth’s success, his brother Abhishek also ventured into acting. When asked if there’s any competition between the siblings, he smiled to say, “We are very close as brothers. But like every sibling, we too have a healthy competition between us. Abhishek has been a great support to me. He is more inclined towards studies and is currently doing law. All my contracts are done through him and he is always there to back me. A lot of time, he even directs my scenes.”

Starting tonight, Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga will air Monday-Friday at 9 pm on SAB TV.

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Rajkummar Rao invites you to watch Stree with ‘Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe’ memes

The publicity drive for Stree, the new film starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles, is hitting its stride, now that the film is just days away. The official Twitter handle of Maddock Films, the movie’s production house, has been sharing memes, some of which have been retweeted by Rajkummar.

Taking off from the popular ‘Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe’ memes that went viral last year, Maddock Films shared brand new pictures with Amrish Puri’s now-famous line from the film Nagina. The connection is that the film’s next song is also called Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe.

Stree is a supernatural comedy about a man-eating being that preys on male villagers at the same time every year. The being in the film has taken on the appearance of Shraddha’s character, who develops a romantic relationship with Rajkummar’s character.

We’ve already heard the songs Milegi Milegi and Nazar Na Lag Jaaye from the film, which Rajkummar had shared last week.

Stree also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana and Abhishek Banerjee in pivotal roles. “It’s the first time that I am doing a horror comedy. It was a lot of fun and Rajukummar Rao is such a fantastic actor. To work with him was a dream come true. I got so much to learn from him,” Shraddha told IANS previously. The film is slated to hit theatres on August 31.

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First Published: Aug 21, 2018 19:25 IST

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