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Weekend Magazine


Thanks to the success of Hollywood disaster films, from "Waterworld" to "The Day After Tomorrow", it's not hard to imagine an apocalyptic future as climate change takes hold.
Cheeky Ruben is just seven and learning to read. But thanks to his new knee-high buddy Charlie robot he can expertly measure his blood sugar and count carbohydrates in a glass of milk.
Many people in a recent study said they'd tried to find out what chemicals are in tobacco products or smoke, but most were not familiar with components other than nicotine.
Sometimes it just has to be a burger with fries, or maybe an irresponsibly large amount of chocolate. But why is that? And more importantly, are these food cravings preventable?
Organizers of the Oscars, facing an outcry over the lack of diversity on its voting board for the film awards, said it has invited nearly 700 new members with a focus on female and minority talent.
Indian film star Alia Bhatt says she wants to experiment with acting in Hollywood and a web series for a platform like Netflix after four meteoric years in Bollywood. The 23-year-old says she would also like to work in Lollywood, Tollywood and even Nollywood, referring to the Pakistani, South Indian and Nigerian film industries and admires Netflix for its variety of content and global accessibility.
Actress Noel Neill, who played Lois Lane, the intrepid reporter on the "Adventures of Superman" television series who never quite figured out her Daily Planet colleague Clark Kent was The Man of Steel, has died at the age of 95, a friend said on Monday. Neill died on Sunday at her home in Tucson, Arizona, after a long illness, Jim Nolt, the owner of "The Adventures Continue" website dedicated to the 1950s TV show, said in a statement.