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Singer Ellie Goulding says her addiction to exercise took over her life. In an interview with The Sun, the singer, 33, opened up about how she felt she had to go to the gym every day and how her husband and former Olympic rower Caspar Jopling helped her overcome her addiction. “I don’t consider myself to have an addictive personality but I felt as though I did at one point have a gym addiction that was just not fun, I felt I had to go to the gym every single day,” Goulding said. “I don’t know whether it was a survival thing, because touring was so tiring, so hard, really taxing on your body and your mental health. I felt as though it was a survival instinct to be working out all the time, making sure I was super fit, super healthy and tried to counteract having drinks on tour and perhaps not eating very well,” she added. Last year, Goulding said that she nearly quit music after 10 years of touring left her with anxiety. She took a four-year hiatus after her 2015 album but Jopling, 28, helped her “rediscover” her passion and create a healthy relationship with exercise. The singer said she saw “touring as real life” but felt really “inspired by Caspar’s amazing willpower and determination”.
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Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ was a favourite at the Critics’ Choice Film Awards this year. In the Hindi category, Ranveer Singh picked up Best Actor (Male) for his role in the film that saw him showcasing his rapping skills. The Best Director award went to Zoya Akhtar for ‘Gully Boy’, which also got the Best Film honour. The Best Actor (Female) was given to Geetika Vidya Ohlyan for ‘Soni’. Anubhav Sinha and Gaurav Solanki won the Best Writing award for ‘Article 15’. The Critics’ Choice Film Awards winners were announced on Saturday. The event that was supposed to be held on March 14 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The team of Critics Choice Film Awards then decided to announce the winners digitally.
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The uber-popular Coachella music festival has been postponed from its usual two-weekend-run in April to October due to concerns about the growing coronavirus. The festival’s producer Goldenvoice made the announcement, also confirming that Stagecoach, a country music festival, will also be postponed. Coachella, held in Southern California, will now take place on October 9-11 and October 16-18, while Stagecoach will take place October 23-25. “At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials,” Goldenvoice said in a statement. The company said all passes for original dates will be honored for the rescheduled shows, and customers will be notified by Friday on how to obtain a refund if they cannot attend. Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean were originally announced as headliners of Coachella. Goldenvoice didn’t say if the performance lineup would change or stay intact. Others announced to perform include Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey, Thom Yorke, 21 Savage, Disclosure, Summer Walker, Lil Uzi Vert and FKA twigs. Riverside County, which has six coronavirus cases, declared a public health emergency on Sunday. “No doubt it will impact many people, but my top priority is to protect the health of the entire community,” said Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr Cameron Kaiser. The move came the same day Carlos Santana, Zac Brown Band and Pentatonix canceled concerts because of the coronavirus outbreak. Santana said he had canceled the European tour dates of his Miraculous 2020 World Tour and that refunds will be available through point of purchase. The tour was scheduled to start March 17 in Poland. The trio join a long list of singers who have canceled or postponed shows in the US and outside of the region, including Pearl Jam, Madonna, Ciara, BTS, Khalid, Mariah Carey, Green Day and more. The South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, has been canceled, and the Ultra electronic dance music festival in Miami has been postponed.
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Gold Coast: Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have been released from the Australian hospital where they were in isolation since testing positive for the coronavirus last week, their son Chet said. "A quick update on my folks: They're out of the hospital," Chet said in an Instagram video. "They're still self-quarantined obviously, but they're feeling a lot better, so that's a relief," he said. The multiple Oscar-winning actor was on the Gold Coast near Brisbane to film an Elvis Presley biopic directed by Australian Baz Luhrmann when he and Wilson, both 63, came down with the disease. ALSO READ Coronavirus: Idris Elba tests positive for virus ‘Game of Thrones’ actor tests positive for coronavirus Wilson, a singer-songwriter, had given concerts in Sydney and Brisbane before testing positive for COVID-19 and Australian authorities have been tracking the couple's contacts to identify any other people who may have been infected. Chet Hanks urged people not to panic over the virus and wished anyone else infected "a swift and speedy recovery". Australia has so far confirmed nearly 400 cases of coronavirus, with five deaths from the disease. Hanks was believed to have returned to the penthouse apartment in the Gold Coast where the couple had been staying while he worked on the Lurhmann film, in which he was due to portray Elvis' long-time manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The couple have posted to social media about their run-in with COVID-19, thanking their Australian carers and urging their fans to follow the advice of experts on avoiding the disease.
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And then there was one. ABC’s long-running medical drama ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ said goodbye to reformed bad boy Dr. Alex Karev, played by Justin Chambers, on Thursday. The network also posted a video retrospective of the character’s time on the show to YouTube. Chambers’ departure leaves Ellen Pompeo’s “dark and twisty” protagonist Meredith Grey as the last of the five central characters then surgical interns still on the show, which launched in 2005. (Chandra Wilson, as no-bull chief of surgery Miranda Bailey, and James Pickens, Jr, as eminence grise James Webber, are the only other original cast members to remain.) In the episode, Karev sends four handwritten letters to his wife and hospital colleague, Jo (Camilla Luddington), Meredith, Bailey and Webber. He explains that he has left Jo for his old flame, Izzie Stevens (played by original cast member Katherine Heigl). He also reveals that he and Izzie have twins together, conceived with frozen embryos after her character left the show in Season 6. Until last week, Jo and viewers were under the impression that Karev was visiting his ageing mother in Iowa. The reaction of fans on social media ranged from disbelief to fury, with a number threatening to quit ‘Grey’s’ entirely this in its 16th season on air. The response was reminiscent of another abrupt exit, similarly cobbled together after an actor left the show for greener pastures: The death of Dan Steven’s Matthew Crawley in a car crash in ‘Downton Abbey’. Chambers unexpectedly announced his departure from the series in January, saying in a statement to The Times that he “hoped to diversify my acting roles and career choices.” His last appearance on the show came in November’s “My Shot,” which featured patients from the annals of ‘Grey’s’ coming to Meredith’s defence as she vied to protect her medical license. GREY'S ANATOMY - "I Choose You " -- Maggie reevaluates her life choices after receiving an invitation to her ex-boyfriend's wedding; Richard questions Bailey's loyalty, and Jo confides in Stephanie about a secret she's been keeping from Alex. Meanwhile, Alex struggles with making a difficult decision that will affect the lives of newborn twins, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 (8:00--9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Richard Cartwright) TANYA CLARKE, JOE DINICOL, WILLIAM LEON, JUSTIN CHAMBERS, KEVIN MCKIDD Image Credit: ABC “It is nearly impossible to say goodbye to Alex Karev,” showrunner and executive producer Krista Vernoff said in a statement Thursday. “That is as true for me and for all of the writers at ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ as it is for the fans. We have loved writing Alex. And we have loved watching Justin Chambers’ nuanced portrayal of him. For 16 seasons, 16 years, we have grown up alongside Alex Karev. We have been frustrated by his limitations and we have been inspired by his growth and we have come to love him deeply and to think of him as one of our very best friends. We will miss him terribly. And we will always be grateful for his impact, on our show, on our hearts, on our fans, on the world.” Chambers is not the first performer to leave ‘Grey’s’ suddenly in the course of its run. See: Heigl, Isaiah Washington, and Patrick ‘McDreamy’ Dempsey. Fans of the series had speculated about Karev’s fate since the news broke in January that Chambers’ final episode had already aired a number with consternation over what they saw as his mistreatment. Even before the shocker, the frustration with the way the character was being written off the show gave rise to the Twitter hashtag #JusticeForKarev. GREY'S ANATOMY - "Disarm" - News of the incoming mass causalities after a gunman opens fire at a local college hits the staff hard when they must spring into action, even while their own wounds are still fresh; and Arizona does not receive a warm welcome home at the hospital, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/ADAM LARKEY) PETER MACNICOL, CHANDRA WILSON, ELLEN POMPEO, PATRICK DEMPSEY, JAMES PICKENS JR., JESSE WILLIAMS, SARAH DREW, JUSTIN CHAMBERS, CHYLER LEIGH, SARA RAMIREZ Image Credit: ABC The scale and suddenness of the episode’s revelations are unlikely to quiet that criticism: After all, until ‘Leave a Light On’, the character’s disappearance had largely been marginal to the series’ plot, save for an episode last month in which Jo compares her situation to a bear attack in which a man’s severed nose is sewn into his arm for safekeeping.