Ben’s fans are terrifying: Keira

LONDON (BFT): Keira Knightley has admitted she’s a bit scared of Benedict Cumberbatch’s devoted fans. The British actress got to see the actor’s followers in action after starring alongside the Sherlock star in The Imitation Game, and jokingly confessed that she was terrified. She said on America’s Late Night show: ‘It’s terrifying. I mean, they’re lovely. I feel terrified saying they’re terrifying cause they might come after me. So... yes, it’s amazing! ‘They’re very artistic! They paint pictures of him. You go to premieres and there are these amazing paintings of Ben looking Ben-like. They’re a very hysterical, sensitive, artistic type.’ Keira revealed she wasn’t as in demand as the Sherlock star when they walked the red carpet at the London premiere of the film. She explained: ‘I actually had a really embarrassing moment at the London premiere, because - they really do - they scream more than I’ve ever heard for anyone else, but I had a publicist with me and she went, ‘You know, go sign some autographs.’




Kim Kardashian scraps India ‘Big Brother’ cameo

NEW DELHI (AFP): US reality TV queen Kim Kardashian announced she had cancelled plans Friday to travel to India where she was to have made a guest appearance in the local version of Big Brother. ‘To all my wonderful fans in India, I’m so disappointed I wasn’t able to come to India as planned,’ she wrote on Twitter. ‘When the opportunity presented itself to make the trip, there was a short window to coordinate all the elements necessary to make it happen. Unfortunately time ran out so the trip has been cancelled,’ she added. Kardashian was to due to have appeared on the programme which is known in India as ‘Bigg Boss’ on Saturday night and interact with the contestants. The participants, mostly models and actors, are locked in a house for 90 days without access to phones or the Internet. More than 150 million viewers watched the show last year, making it the most viewed of any of India’s television reality shows. The curvaceous 34-year-old created a stir recently when she bared her body in US-based Paper magazine with the caption ‘Break the Internet’.



US comic Seinfeld says ‘not autistic’ after all

LOS ANGELES (AFP): Veteran US comedian Jerry Seinfeld is not autistic, he said in comments reported Thursday, two weeks after he’d suggested he was on the autism spectrum. ‘I don’t have autism, I’m not on the spectrum,’ he told Access Hollywood, adding he had been responding to an interviewer’s specific question in his remarks earlier this month.  ‘I just was watching this play about it and thought, ‘Why am I relating to something?’  I related to it on some level. That’s all I was saying,’ Seinfeld said. The multi-millionaire actor - famous for his semi-autobiographical 1990s sitcom ‘Seinfeld’ - had told NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ that he was ‘never paying attention to the right things.’ ‘I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum,’ Seinfeld said. ‘Basic social engagement is really a struggle. I’m very literal. When people talk to me and they use expressions, sometimes I don’t know what they’re saying,’ Seinfeld explained. ‘But I don’t see it as dysfunctional. I just think of it as an alternate mindset.’ The cause of autism, a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by social withdrawal, is thought to be roughly split between genetic and environmental factors, according to experts.