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Jurnee Smollett Talks Protesting with Brother Jussie

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Actress Jurnee Smollett is opening up about her brother Jussie, who has maintained his innocence after being accused of staging a hate crime last year.

“Extra’s” Cheslie Kryst spoke with Jurnee, who discussed the recent Black Lives Matter protests she attended with Jussie and her HBO show “Lovecraft Country.”

“Lovecraft Country,” a sci-fi series from creators Jordan Peele and Misha Green, takes place in the 1950s, when Jim Crow laws were enforced across the American South. It centers on Atticus, a young black man played by Jonathan Majors, on a road trip to New England in search of his father. Smollett plays Letitia, his friend.

After mentioning how timely the show is for its focus on racism, Kryst asked Smollett if she thought the changes happening in the U.S. will be lasting. Jurnee said, “I am encouraged by what I’m witnessing… and this movement really is living at the intersection of all people.”

Jurnee also expressed how “absolutely” proud she is of Jussie for using his voice during these times. She shared, “The thing that my mom raised us to believe is you do the work and no one sees… My brothers and I went to one of the largest protests here in L.A. Jussie, Jake, and some of our friends… saying enough is enough, and I think we’ve just got to continue to show up.”

“I mean, my mom had us out in the streets… protesting the Rodney King situation when the officers were acquitted… It’s where I come from, it’s who my mom is. My mom and dad met each other in the civil rights movement,” Smollett continued. “Her philosophy is: The greatest among us are those who serve… My grandmother was one who cleaned homes of white folks, and she wouldn’t allow them to rob her of her dignity… and so my mom would have us, like, clean the hotel room before the cleaning lady would come in… The spirit of service — that’s my mom.”

Season 1 of “Lovecraft Country” streams on HBO August 16.

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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