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Courteney Cox, Ed Sheeran recreate ‘Friends’ dance routine



The one where Ed Sheeran proves he’s a great friend.

The 30-year-old singer teamed up with “Friends” star Courteney Cox on Sunday to reenact a routine previously made famous by the 56-year-old actress and her on-screen sibling, David Schwimmer.

“Had a reunion of our own this weekend,” Sheeran captioned the clip on Instagram, adding the hashtags, “the routine, “i know, “friends 4 eva,” and “obviously better than ross.”

Cox, who portrayed Monica Geller on the beloved NBC sitcom, originally performed the dance in the Season 6 episode titled “The One with the Routine.” During the episode, Monica and Ross, played by Schwimmer, recreate a dance routine they developed in high school in hopes of being featured on “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.”

In Sheeran’s video, the longtime pals almost nail the dance routine — except for the ending. While Ross catches Monica to perfectly execute the final pose on the beloved small-screen sitcom, present-day Cox overshot her jump into the crooner’s arms, causing them both to hit the ground.

On-screen siblings Monica (Cox) and Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) performed their routine for the first time during a Season 6 episode of “Friends.”

The cameraman can be overheard laughing while taping the fail.

As of Sunday evening, the video has been viewed over 3 million times.

Although Sheeran and Cox are an unlikely pairing, the two have been tight for several years. In 2013, the actress let the “Perfect” singer live in her Malibu home rent-free for several months while he recorded his second album.

“There was no rent but I made the bed and cups of tea and things like that,” Sheeran told The Sun at the time. “If you’re staying at your friend’s house, you should treat it like your own.”

Back in 2013, Sheeran lived at Cox’s Malibu home rent-free for several months while he recorded his second album.
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Cox is hot off of the success of the “Friends” reunion special, which premiered on HBO Max last Thursday. The highly anticipated special came close tying with “Wonder Woman 1984” for the most views on the streaming service, according to Variety.

Several iconic moments from the series’ 10-year run were brought back to life for the special, including supermodel Cindy Crawford modeling Ross’ leather pants during a “Friends”-themed fashion show.


Who plays Hawkeye’s wife & daughter in new MCU series?



Jeremy Renner starrer Hawkeye is currently streaming n Disney+ Hotstar. The show became one of the most popular mini-series on the OTT giant Disney+ Hotstar ever since it was released on November 24. While fans are enjoying the first two episodes and waiting for more to arrive every Wednesday, they are also wondering about the show’s cast playing Hawkeye’s wife and daughter.

Hawkeye marked the fifth TV series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The show saw Jeremy Renner reprise his role as Clint Barton or Hawkeye while Hailee Steinfeld portrayed Kate Bishop. The show’s plot revolves around the alliance of Hawkeye and Kate Bishop to prevent themselves from becoming the target of some enemies. The show also cast Tony Dalton as Jack Duquesne, Fra Fee as Kazimierz, Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop and more. Here are more details about the Hawkeye mini-series cast.

Who is the girl in Hawkeye?

The new series, which also marked MCU’s Christmas special show, saw Hawkeye trying to return home to celebrate the festival with his family. Talking about Hawkeye’s family, fans are wondering about the girl playing Barton’s daughter Lila in the new show. Ava Russo is playing the role of Lila Barton in Hawkeye. Ava earlier appeared in Avenger’s Endgame in the scene where Clint was teaching her archery. 

Ava Russo is filmmaker Joe Russo’s 20-year old daughter. She lives in the US and is of Italian descent. Ava is a successful model and had her first acting stint in Avengers Endgame. Ava has often walked the red carpet for MCU film’s premieres with her filmmaker father and uncle. Joe Russo has directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. 

Who plays Hawkeye’s wife?

Linda Cardellini reprised her role as Laura Branton, Hawkeye’s wife, for the new TV series Hawkeye. Linda first appeared in Avengers: Age Of Ultron when Clint took the Avengers to his safe house. Linda then reprised her role as Laura in Avengers Endgame. 

Hawkeye was one of the most awaited shows of the MCU. The show arrived on Disney+ Hotstar on November 24. The makers released its two episodes on the first day. The six-episode series will come to an end on December 22, 2021.

Image: Instagram/@jeremyrenner/Twitter/@rahalarts

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Specs, price, release date and more



There’s no way around it; graphics cards are in (absurdly) hot demand nowadays. Many hopeful consumers struggle to get their hands on Nvidia’s current generation graphics cards, the RTX 30-Series. Despite this, preparations for Nvidia’s next-generation 4000-series GPUs are reportedly well underway.

Despite the combination of heightened GPU demand, the global pandemic, and worldwide chip shortages, it’s still full steam ahead for the GPU giant and their next series of cards.

Nvidia’s next generation of cards, codenamed Lovelace (after the famous English mathematician) are rumored to be released in the fall of 2022. As with the RTX 20 and 30 series, it’s expected that the flagship gaming GPUs — the 4090, 4080 and 4070 — will launch first.

Nvidia’s RTX 4000 series GPUs: Specifications, release date

The Ada Lovelace lineup is expected to be twice as fast as the current RTX 30 series cards, courtesy of TSMC’s more efficient 5-nanometer node process, according to leaker Kopite7kimi.

The two-fold increase in performance will come at a cost, though. The newer GPUs could potentially demand twice as much power as existing GPUs. Reports also suggest that the flagship of the 40-Series, the RTX 4090, will be based on the AD102 GPU.

The AD102 GPU could have as many as 18432 CUDA cores, a huge jump from the RTX’s 3090’s 10496, according to preliminary specs provided by leaker Kopite7kimi. So, an upgraded power supply might be in order.

The RTX 4000 series GPUs are rumored to hit mass production in mid-2022. Assuming there’s enough time to build up enough inventory, a retail launch around October or November 2022 is likely. However, most recent rumors pit the big release day as early as Q3 2022, which would fall in line with the launch timing for the RTX 30 series cards that launched in September 2020.

Nvidia’s RTX 4000 series: Expected price

Given the current demand for graphics cards, it’s a safe bet that obtaining a 4000-series GPU will require deep pockets. On the flip side, Intel’s entry into discrete GPUs could make overall prices more competitive for consumers.

As things stand, all we have are predictions on what the prices might be until Nvidia makes an official announcement on the series. Leaker Graphically Challenged paints a bleak picture for consumers, predicting MSRP prices at the high-end of the series’ lineup peaking at almost USD 3,000.

Unfortunately, for most consumers out there, obtaining a 40-Series card in 2022 might seem more like a pipe dream at this point, given the overall craze in GPU demand that’s having a negative effect on pricing and shortages. Luckily, Nvidia’s hoping to give customers some good news to close out 2021 with the release of a refreshed RTX 2060 GPU.

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Pimpri-Chinchwad industries want doorstep Covid-19 vaccination for factory workers



Small and medium scale industries in Pimpri-Chinchwad have demanded Covid-19 vaccination drives within their premises to ensure all of their workers are fully vaccinated. Abhay Bhor, president of the Forum of Small Scale Industries, said around 50 per cent of the employees are yet to get their second dose.

The emergence of the Omicron variant of coronavirus has brought the focus back on vaccination. Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad have seen good vaccination coverage but the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated is not that high. Bhor said most industrial workers are in the age group of 18-45 years and had got their first dose late. “Most of the 12-14 lakh workers in the various small and medium scale industries have got their first dose and around 50 per cent of them are yet to get their second dose,” he said.

Over the last week, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has started a special door-to-door vaccination drive. “Our Forum wants such a drive to be done at the industrial area. We have been asking for a special vaccination centre only for the industrial workers since the start of the drive but that did not happen,” he said.

Bhor pointed out the advantage of an exclusive drive for the industrial worker would vaccinate the most mobile population of the area. Given the slack in infection rates and easy availability of vaccines, the centres have not seen much of a rush. But the vaccination slots are available only during the working hours of the industrial units. “Instead, if the vaccination comes near to them it would be of immense help to the workers,” he said.

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