Entertainment: Sonam Kapoor in The Zoya Factor

The Zoya Factor revolves around Zoya Singh Solanki who meets the Indian Cricket Team ends up becoming a lucky charm for the team for the 2010 Cricket World Cup

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There had been rumours about Sonam’s involvement with The Zoya factor for more than two years. Finally, Sonam Kapoor has confirmed that she is going to be a part of the adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s novel The Zoya Factor.

The actress took to Twitter and announced the news by tweeting.

The Zoya Factor is a novel written by Anuja Chauhan, published by HarperCollins India in 2008. It is about a Rajput girl named Zoya Singh Solanki who meets the Indian Cricket Team through her job as an executive in an advertising agency and ends up becoming a lucky charm for the team for the 2010 Cricket World Cup.

The film will be directed by Abhishek Sharma.

Actor Jay Thomas passes away

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A file photo of the late actor Jay Thomas

Comic actor Jay Thomas, who starred in sit-coms like Murphy Brown and Cheers, has died at the age of 69. The actor passed away from cancer with his wife Sally and three sons, Sam, Max, and J T by his side.

In a statement, his agent and friend Don Buchwald told the New York Daily News, “Jay was one of a kind, never at a loss for words and filled with so much fun and wonderfully whacky thoughts and behaviour.”

In addition to playing Eddie LeBec in Cheers, Jay played obnoxious TV talk show host Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown from 1989 until 1998, and also had his own sit-com, Love and War, from 1992 until 1995.

Most recently, Jay was seen in Ray Donovan as Stalker.com owner Marty Grossman.

The popular Texan, whose first TV role was in Mork & Mindy, also appeared in the Santa Claus movies, and his other big screen credits included A Smile Like Yours, Mr.Holland’s Opus and Labor Pains.

He was also a regular guest on David Letterman’s talk show during the festive season.

Taylor Swift releases new single

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File photo of Taylor Swift

Singer Taylor Swift has shared her new single, Look What You Made Me Do. Swift is an American singer-songwriter. One of the leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received widespread media coverage.

Look What You Made Me Do is the first single from Swift’s forthcoming sixth album, Reputation, which will be released November 10.

With inputs from PTI

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