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LEISURE
THIS WEEK

Apple

Apple has announced that its new headquarters will open for employees in the spring and will include a theatre named for its late co-founder, Steve Jobs. Apple says in a news release on its website that the process of moving its 12,000 employees from its old digs in Cupertino, California, to the new Apple Park nearby will begin in April and will take more than six months to complete. Apple's sprawling new headquarters in California, popularly called the 'spaceship' campus, is said to be the last work of the company's co-founder Steve Jobs. Little doubt then that Apple CEO Tim Cook is ensuring that the futuristic campus is built with astonishing attention for it to be a fitting tribute to his ex-boss.

Julie Andrews Almost Died on Mary Poppins Set

Veteran Hollywood actress Julie Andrews says while essaying the titular role in Mary Poppins she almost died filming the iconic umbrella scene. She made the confession on TV, saying that it was a very dangerous day right at the end of filming when she was in this excruciatingly painful harness. Andrew, who won an Academy Award for her role in the film, joked that they filmed the stunts at the end, just in case she was involved in a tragic accident.

Helen Mirren Could Not Smile Until Her Mid-thirties

Veteran actress Helen Mirren says she learnt how to smile in her "mid-thirties". The 71-year-old avoided smiling at people for over threedecades because she thought she looked "stupid" when the corners of her mouth turned upwards, but after she urged herself to grin more, she noticed it instantly made her feel "a little bit better." She said it to Victoria Derbyshire on her show. She learned the power of a smile and funnily enough when one smiles, even if one does not feel like smiling, one immediately feel a bit better. "Life feels a little bit better when you are smiling," she added.

Meryl Streep Blasts Karl Lagerfeld Over Dress Issue

Meryl Streep has slammed Karl Lagerfeld after the celebrity fashion designer claimed that the actress had wanted to be paid to wear one of his Chanel dresses to the 2017 Academy Awards, where she is nominated for her 20th Oscar. He said it in an interview to Women's Wear Daily. Lagerfeld, who is the head designer and creative director of Chanel, had said that he had been working on a design for Streep and according to him she decided to pull out of the agreement over money. The 67-year-old actress lashed out at the designer, saying he had lied and that now she is not going to take the matter lightly.

Sir Patrick Stewart Has Decided to Retire from X-Men Franchise

Sir Patrick Stewart, who plays the mutant leader professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series, has announced his retirement from the money-spinning franchise. Stewart made the announcement at a SiriusXM Town Hall where he appeared alongside Logan director and co-writer James Mangold and co-star Hugh Jackman, who also reconfirmed that it would be his last appearance as “Wolverine”. Sir Stewart played professor Charles Xavier in six films. Stewart said watching the film in Berlin made him realize that it was the perfect time to say “au revoir”. Stewart first played Xavier or professor X in 2000’s X-Men and reprised the role in X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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