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FBI investigating Ron Meyer’s claims of extortion over Charlotte Kirk affair

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The FBI is looking into allegations by ousted NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer that he was the target of an extortion plot stemming from his relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk, sources said.

A source told Page Six on Wednesday, “The FBI has made calls as recently as this week about the matter.” But the source added that it’s unclear where the inquiries will go.

Meyer stepped down this month after revealing he had an affair with a woman in 2013 and struck a settlement of $2 million last year. The woman is reportedly Kirk, who was also involved in a scandal that ousted Warner Bros. exec Kevin Tsujihara just before she settled with Meyer.

Meyer told company brass about the relationship because unnamed people “continuously attempted to extort me into paying them money.” Reports allege one of the parties was Kirk’s current fiancé, “Hellboy” director Neil Marshall, who strongly denied the claims, calling them “trumped up.”

Meyer’s power lawyer, Howard Weitzman, told the Hollywood Reporter: “At some point, I’m sure the people who made the extortionate demands will have to confirm what they did. Written words are powerful evidence.”

We hear other powerful men in Hollywood who may have had relationships with Kirk are taking cover. Sources told us one such party reached out to Meyer’s legal team.

THR reported that in 2012 producer Steve Tisch briefly dated Kirk, who was 19. Unlike the other execs, Tisch was single at the time.

NBCUniversal has hired an outside firm to conduct an investigation into Meyer. An insider told Page Six that it’s a “cursory review” to explore if any company funds were used. A pal said, “Ron loves the company and never introduced anything [of it] into this.”

Reps for Meyer and Tisch did not comment. Kirk’s lawyer Raymond J. Markovich told us: “Neither Ms. Kirk nor any of her attorneys have been contacted by the FBI concerning Ron Meyer’s allegations.”

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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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