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Real-Life Couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee Cast in Lifetime’s First LGBTQ Movie

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Lifetime is stepping up their holiday movie game. The channel, which often airs traditional family Christmas movies each season, is finally featuring an LGBTQ couple in their holiday lineup for the very first time this year with the film The Christmas Setup. When the movie was first announced this summer, we had no idea who our mystery leads would be, but we finally have an answer — and it turns out that the two stars have a sweet love story of their own. Ben Lewis and Blake Lee, a real-life couple, will star as the film’s romantic leads, The Advocate reports.

The Christmas Setup follows two men who fall in love by chance over the holidays. Lewis will play Hugo, a New York corporate lawyer who travels to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over the holidays. He takes his best friend, Madelyn (Ellen Wong) with him on the trip to visit his mom, Kate (Fran Drescher).

Kate, being the matchmaker she is, seizes on the opportunity to set her son up while he’s in town. She arranges for Hugo to run into his old crush, Patrick (Lee), who’s back home taking a break from his big tech job in Silicon Valley. Just when the two begin to couple up, they have to make a tough choice when Hugo is presented with a job opportunity all the way in London.

While they’ll play a blossoming couple in The Christmas Setup, Lewis and Lee have been together for years now and got married in 2016. The couple first met at the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World premiere in 2010, when they ran into each other in the bathroom of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. After seeing Lewis, Lee, who had a starring role in the film, went back to his seat, where he joked to his to friend, “I just met the man I’m going to marry — at the urinal.”

The Christmas Setup is just one of 30 new films set to debut as part of Lifetime’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday movie slate. While the romantic seasonal film doesn’t have a premiere date just yet, Lifetime will begin rolling out its holiday lineup next month, starting Oct. 30.

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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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