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Japanese comedian Ken Shimura popular celebrity to die from COVID-19

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Ken Shimura, a veteran slapstick comedian and onetime member of rock ’n’ roll band and comedy group The Drifters, a household name in Japan in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, his agency said Monday. He was 70.

Shimura last week became the first Japanese entertainment figure to announce their infection with the virus. His agency on Monday announced his death from the disease known as COVID-19.

Shimura was hospitalized on March 20 after developing a fever and being diagnosed with severe pneumonia. He tested positive for the virus on March 23.

“I don’t think he imagined he would die a death like this,” a representative with his agency said. “I am sure he was working hard with a sense of mission to deliver laughter to people.”

The surviving members of the Drifters — Cha Kato, 77, Boo Takagi, 87, and Koji Nakamoto, 78 — who also belong to the same agency, were too shocked to issue a statement yet, according to his management.

Famous Japanese songstress Naoko Ken tweeted of her friend’s death, “I cannot think anything now. I can no longer see Ken-chan. This is too sad.”

“I was happy working with you. Thank you,” Ken, who played Shimura’s wife in TV comedy skits, also wrote.

His death also made headlines outside of Japan. Reuters reported that he “was one of the country’s best-known comedians.” The BBC, CNBC and Turkish state-owned Anadolu news agency also reported the news as did by media in other countries such as Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.

A native of Higashimurayama in western Tokyo, Shimura, whose real name was Yasunori Shimura, replaced Chu Arai in the Drifters in 1974 after graduating from high school.

Formed by the late actor Chosuke Ikariya and four other men in 1964, the group, which opened for the Beatles in Japan in 1966, became one of the biggest successes in Japanese comedy history.

Shimura rose to prominence after starring in the group’s prime-time TV slapstick show “Hachijidayo Zeninshugo!” (“It’s 8 o’clock, assemble everyone!”) launched in 1969.

During that time, he became popular for his easy-to-understand gags and range of parodies, including the “mustache dance” and the song “Higashimurayama Ondo,” a reference to his hometown.

He later became known for the popular comedy characters he played on TV, including Baka Tonosama (stupid lord) and Henna Ojisan (strange uncle). From 2006, he began leading a troupe for his theater show “Shimurakon” (“Shimura Spirit”).

Shimura, who said in a memoir that he drew inspiration from American comedian Jerry Lewis, captured the hearts of viewers from all generations with his penchant for funny faces and his ability to deliver jokes as if they were unscripted.

At the time of his death, he was starring in “Tensai! Shimura Dobutsuen” (“Genius! Shimura Zoo”), as well as other TV programs and was scheduled to start work on a movie based on the book “The Name Above the Title” in April.

“He was popular among a wide range of generations and was the No. 1 source of pride for locals,” said Minoru Hasegawa, 69, who lives in Higashimurayama. “I’m the same generation and (his death is) very regrettable.”

Shimura had been expected to run in the Tokyo Olympic torch relay representing Higashimurayama.

Tokyo resident Toshio Takazawa, 70 — the same age of Shimura at his passing — recalled going to theaters to watch The Drifters’ live performances when he was young.

“He was our hero. I wish he could entertain us more,” he said.

Bollywood Diva Anushka gave Virat a new haircut

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Virat is spending time in self Quarantine these days. Kohli has often appealed to people to stay at home. Kohli says that the disease can be prevented only by doing so.

Virat Kohli is in self Quarantine these days due to the 21-day lockdown running all over the country to stop Coronavirus. It was during the Quarantine that she got a new stylist to do a haircut. This stylist is none other than his wife Anushka Sharma. The Bollywood diva given Virat a new haircut. Anushka herself has shared this video on her social media account.

Virat wrote on Instagram, “Quarantine does this with you.” And in this, Anushka is seen laughing behind Virat. Virat said you let it happen with you when your haircut is being done with kitchen scissors.

This couple is talking about haircut. And finally Virat says, ‘My wife gave me a great haircut.’ At the end of the video, Virat’s new haircut is clearly visible.

Virat and Anushka are constantly requesting people to stay at home. On Friday too, Virat posted a video on Twitter in which he attempted to take the lockdown seriously.

He had said, ‘I am talking as Virat Kohli not as a player but as an Indian. Everything I saw in the last few days, crowds, people walking on the street. Not following the curfew, lockdown. It made me think that we are taking this fight in a very simple way. ‘

He said, ‘This fight is not as simple as it seems. Therefore, I request all of you today to follow social distancing. Follow the guidelines given by the government with our sincerity. Think of how you would feel if someone in your family got this disease due to your irresponsibility.

Who is Kambiz Noorollahi aka Kamibekami?

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Kambiz Noorollahi Known as Kamibekami was born on September 7, 1988 in Tehran, Iran. His birth sign is Virgo. Kambiz Noorollahi, better known by his stage name Kamibekami, is an composer and Singer and music producer.
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Iranian Composer and singer who has released tracks such as “This is energy” and “Master of the univerce”
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He released his famous track “This is energy” in 2019.
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He has accumulated over 200,000 followers on his Kamibekami Instagram account.
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He is a popular singer from Iran along the same lines as Arash Labaf.

Success Story of Chinu Kala, Founder of Rubans

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Chinu was 15 years old when she left her home with just Rs 300 in her pocket. Shocking!

Then started a salesperson job from door to door, now she is owner of Rubans accessories.

“If you ask me today where I got the courage from, I genuinely do not have the answer. I just knew I had to do something. I only had two pairs of clothes and a pair of slippers. The first two days I was just lost and scared. It took me two to three days to get my bearings right. I then found a dormitory to live in,” Chinu reminisces.

Early days

The dormitory where Chinu went charged Rs 20 per night/per mattress and even that was a struggle. “I think the need to make it big was so strong in me that I was willing to work harder than anyone,” she shares.

A few days later she got a job of salesperson where she have to visit door to door to sell knives and other home related products.

“You have to remember that this was in the late 90’s and it was a very different time. One could just go and ring the doorbell and approach people. However, with every door that was shut on my face and every rejection I faced I became almost shock-proof and immensely strong.”

A year later, Chinu was promoted and at 16, was training three other girls. “I became a ‘supervisor’ of sorts and with that I was paid slightly more. That was the beginning of my sales training,” she informs.

Seeds of entrepreneurship

Chinu was always fascinated by the prospect of being a businessperson. “I have always wanted to own a business. I wanted to succeed. There was a time when success for me meant just earning my meal for the day,” says the 37-year-old.

Having left home at 15, Chinu had no formal education and whatever she learnt through practical experiences.

She later took on the job of waitressing at a restaurant. “That job required my presence from 6 PM to 11 PM, and I kept on working. I never felt bogged down or tired with the work I was doing,” she says. She grew with every job and within three years she became financially stable.

Gladrags Mrs India

In 2004, she got married to Amit Kala – her biggest support and left for Bengaluru. Two years later she entered the Gladrags Mrs India Pageant on the insistence of friends.

What was that experience like? “Imagine being in a room with super achievers – I hadn’t even completed my education and here I was flanked by people who had accomplished so much. It was scary! I was with people from very solid educational backgrounds but somehow I held my own. My experiences held my in great stead.”

Chinu was among the finalists in the pageant and with that more opportunities came her way.

“I have always loved fashion but I never had the money to spend on myself,” she says.

Rubans – fashion accessories

A product from Rubans

In working as a model and being part of the fashion industry, Chinu saw that there was a gap in the fashion industry for fashion jewelry and that was what she tapped into. “In all the years I worked various jobs I kept saving money and I used all of it when I decided to start Rubans.”

“When I started my company in 2014, it was nothing more than a thought in my mind. Even to get a 6 x 6 feet retail space in Bengaluru was such a struggle. It took me six-months to manage it,” she says.

Rubans curates ethnic and western jewellery ranging from Rs 229 to Rs 10,000 a piece. While she started off in just Bengaluru, the brand expanded and opened stores in Kochi and Hyderabad.

Chinu deals with designers from all over and curates various looks. “Initially, there was no mall that was ready to trust us and give us any space – it took me almost six months to get a space in the Forum Mall in Koramangala, after constantly chasing the manager,” she recalls.

Despite all the rejections, what kept Chinu going was her belief in the work that she was doing. And it did not in vain. “In the year 2016-17, we clocked in about Rs 56 lakhs. The next year the revenues grew by almost 670 per cent to Rs 3.5 crores. The last year saw us earning a revenue of Rs 7.5 crores,” claims Chinu.

“This for me is the love that the brand is getting,” she says.

All the learning that I am able to implement in the business today stems from the door-to-door selling, the waitressing at restaurants, and the rejections that I faced before. They have shaped me and helped me grow, she smiles.

“I believe that every day of work must bring in some growth – whether it is in the form of learning, understanding a new subject, or monetary gains. I never forget where I started from. Today I am able to pay 25 salaries and while that feeling is amazing – I believe in hard work and expect that from each person associated with my brand.”

Meet Janelle Kao AKA “Freya Fox”, LGBT Pro Gamer

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Gaming Streamers are the rising stars of the Internet, some making millions of dollars per year. With recent multi-million dollar exclusive streaming deals like with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins deal with Mixer, it’s no wonder that interest in gaming as a career has exploded.

We talked to Freya Fox one of the first few Facebook Gaming Partners on how she and other streamers make a full time living playing video games

So how exactly does this all work?

Well, gamers have always loved gaming and being part of a niche community, and now with the advent of streaming games that brings it to a whole new level of community and interaction

Why do people watch you play Video Games Freya?

For me personally I’ve been told it’s my high energy, sweet personality, and my singing voice since I play a variety of games but I also sing during it. I offer a live stream that few ever attempt. Sometimes I sing to my fans when they donate or suggest a topic.

How do people make money playing video games? 

It depends, but the most common way is through donations, paid subscriptions , and sponsorships by brands. With donations it’s straight forward, people can tip you via Streamlabs or Steamelements through Paypal, or other methods as a way to support you. 

Another popular way is through subscriptions, on Facebook they’re called Supporters and they are a monthly paid subscription to us the streamer. On Twitch they’re known as Subs and they include Twitch Prime which is Amazon Prime’s free subscription to a streamer, and also a normal set of paid tiers. 

Lastly there’s sponsorship which for some streamers is the bulk of their income. It works just like any other influencer or athlete, we endorse products or services in exchange for compensation. 

How much money can you make playing video games ?

If you get into streaming with the goal of becoming rich overnight you will be so disappointed. Most people can earn better wages by working a retail job. 

However if you’re dedicated and maybe a little bit of luck, you can earn thousands per month, and some top earners like Ninja are earning millions per month. 

What’s your number one tip for new streamers?

Be consistent and know your brand from day one. You only have one chance to make a first impression even if you think nobody is watching. I guarantee you someone is watching and if within 5 seconds they can’t determine who you are and why you’re unique, they will scroll or exit away to watch someone else . 

Be instantly communicable and always be talking because you never know who will drop by and lurk without commenting in the chat. 

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Thanks Freya Fox for the interview on How to Make Money Playing Video Games! 

If you want to find out more about Freya Fox head over to @freyafoxtv on Social Media.

She’s always available via her Instagram @freyafoxtv and her live streams on Facebook Gaming

Rockstar Lex ready to become the next rapper from Arkansas

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Rockstar Lex (December 30, 1997) born Lexus Hobbs from Stuttgart Arkansas (city close to Quality Control’s artist Bankroll Freddie hometown , Helena Arkansas) is a hip hop recording artist who set up a platform for fame by sharing his music on Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud & YouTube.

Early Stages

Rockstar grew up in a lower class home in Stuttgart Arkansas.

He had multiple run-ins with the law and did several stints in jail. He turned to rapping around 2017 and hasn’t looked back since.

Rockstar Lex is seen to be the next rapper to come out of the Arkansas


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Who is Victoria Jancke?

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Victoria Jancke is an actress, model, and presenter born in Berlin Germany (November 23, 1990). She has worked as an international model for over 12 years and has performed in many commercials for brands such as Edeka, and Volkswagen.

Victoria is also a well-known presenter and hosted on The Weather Channel, Focus Online, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe, and several other sporting events for German Television channel, “Das Erste -ARD”.

At age 16, Jancke was scouted as a model and walked her first show for Wella. She was first signed with Modelwerk, then Wink Models in Australia, and is now signed with Louisa Models.

From an early age, Jancke was actively involved in athletics. She started out in competitive swimming with her main events as 100 and 200 meter backstroke.

In 2015 Jancke played for the German National Team in the 2015 Touch Rugby World Cup. She practices karate, boxing, and mixed martial arts (MMA).

Jancke has been accepted into a rigorous acting program at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and preparing for her next role in “Empty Track,” a new short film in pre-production.

In March 2019, Jancke worked as a voice actor in the new documentary, Rwandan Daughters. The short doc tells the stories of women who lived through the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

As of October 2019, Jancke wrapped production on Czech television show, “Einstein,” directed by Vojtech Moravec & starring Vojtech Kotek. She plays the role of a secret agent, Siri Koháková. The show was produced by Sirena Film and will air on Prima TV in 2020.

Who is Sara Dastjani?

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Sara Dastjani is an international actress, author and model, born at Stuttgart, Germany and settled in Los Angeles.

She has built a large portfolio in a number of TV Shows, prominent music videos and as a model working with some of the biggest brands worldwide.

As an influencer she has almost 600k Followers. Currently she is working on her own brand and become the face of many big brands in fashion and beauty.

She published her first book in November 2019, in Germany, which become Bestseller on Amazon.

Having the look of a model has not kept the multi-talented Self-made from also making a name for herself as a TV-/Radio-Host.

Dastjani has studied many acting techniques and trained by some of the best teachers in Europe and the U.S. She finished all Levels at the Stella Adler Academy in LA.

Sara started building up her Portfolio with parts in Feature Films, Pilots and later as the Lead in a Comedy Series and some TV Shows in the US and in Germany. She is represented by Luciano and Rees Talent Agency.

How much does Bhuvan Bam earns from BB Ki Vines?

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YouTube has upheld so many artists and has given them the chance to earn what they deserve! The concept of YouTube is not very popular in India, especially among the elderly people. But with the influence of the western culture, YouTube has clearly flourished in India and so are flourishing the YouTubers.

People often hold a wrong idea about the YouTubers and believe that they are jobless! Which is untrue. Moreover, their monthly earning amount higher than any hi-fi job owners.

Bhuvan Bam, one of the finest YouTubers in India, ranks topmost with increasing followers. Bhuvan began his journey as a restaurant singer. Later he cracked the world up with his humour and mimicry. His relevant contents prove why he is admired nationwide. Bhuvan has done over 30 brand endorsements until now.

He has been a versatile artist, his dynamic incarnations made him so popular amongst the youngsters. He has made it to the Bollywood, shared the screen with Karan Johar, he proclaims, “I want to be the Dharma Productions of YouTube”.

Bhuvan comes to the top when it comes to Indian YouTubers. Bhuvan has a spectacular sense of humour, he has earned millions of years within 5years. He gets millions of views every day, he has established himself not only as a YouTuber but an actor and singer as well.

Sources say that he earns around 15.1k-242.4k in dollars in a month and 181.8k-2.9m in a year. Bhuvan believes that YouTuber actually earns from the brand endorsements else it is nearly impossible to survive on one single YouTube channel.

Jaymin Shah become independent news personality at the age of 19

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At the age of 19 Jaymin successfully founded a news portal – NewsEnquire a child of his great drive to rise above his status quo. Jaymin, who was once blogging about tech and the stock market has now expanded his horizon to Bollywood and Lifestyle.

He is one of the youngest bloggers to cover such a wide range of news. The spontaneous teen with a passion to share information mailed an article to Huffington post when he was 13 years old.

That one mail turned the wheels of his destiny and set him out on an unchartered course to success.

He has verified on Twitter with more than lakh followers.

Jaymin Shah’s news portal News Enquire is now turning into one of the fastest growing news portals which under its umbrella publish stories that affect the young India is relevant to them.

He is right now focusing on effectively and efficiently sharing news and information on his platform required by the larger number of citizens.

Jaymin is invited by brands to many events to covering about their company’s services and products.

He recently went to Mumbai for an event of HPE Discover More.

He said that “All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do.” and explains that hustle hard on what you like.

Jaymin is inspired from Gary Vaynerchuk and his thoughts “Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life. Do that!”