Showbiz

  • WarnerMedia’s HBO Max to stream films of ‘Spirited Away’ producer

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    WarnerMedia’s HBO Max to stream films of ‘Spirited Away’ producer

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 18 — HBO Max, the forthcoming streaming service from AT&T Inc’s WarnerMedia, will screen films from Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation producer behind...

  • ‘Frozen II’, ‘Toy Story 4’: 32 animated movies heading to the 2020 Oscars

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    ‘Frozen II’, ‘Toy Story 4’: 32 animated movies heading to the 2020 Oscars

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 18 — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of a record 32 candidates submitted for the 2020 Oscar for Best Animated Feature....

  • Sparse trailer for Kanye West Imax film released

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    Sparse trailer for Kanye West Imax film released

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 18 — A brief trailer for rapper Kanye West’s Imax film Jesus is King came out yesterday, as tickets went on sale for limited screenings starting next week....

  • Paul Dano cast as The Riddler in ‘The Batman’

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    Paul Dano cast as The Riddler in ‘The Batman’

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 18 — Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) will play classic comic book villain The Riddler, joining a cast led by Robert Pattinson. Robert Pattinson stars as the...

  • The Batman: The end for Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen roles

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    The Batman: The end for Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen roles

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 — After Jonah Hill was associated with playing supervillain Riddler, the Jump Street and Wolf of Wall Street actor appears to have left negotiations over a...

  • Syria’s heroic underground female medics hailed in ‘The Cave’

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    Syria’s heroic underground female medics hailed in ‘The Cave’

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 — Oscar-nominated Syrian director Feras Fayyad has risked his life to chronicle the atrocities of the Assad regime, and suffered torture in prison because of...

  • ‘The Matrix 4’ talks for Jessica Henwick of ‘Game of Thrones’

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    ‘The Matrix 4’ talks for Jessica Henwick of ‘Game of Thrones’

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 — Expect to see Jessica Henwick of Game of Thrones and Marvel’s The Defenders take a leading role in The Matrix 4, should things go well as director Lana...

  • Top writer sinks TV doctors myth: ‘They’re too busy to care’

    5 days ago

    Top writer sinks TV doctors myth: ‘They’re too busy to care’

    CANNES, Oct 17 — Television medical dramas do not show how cynical and jaded doctors are in real life, doctor-turned-scriptwriting star Jed Mercurio said yesterday. The British...

  • Farewell Sulli: South Korean actress and singer laid to rest today

    5 days ago

    Farewell Sulli: South Korean actress and singer laid to rest today

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — After four days of mourning, fans and K-pop stars alike bid their final farewells to actress and singer Sulli as her body was laid to rest today. The...

  • Aniston, Apple explore ‘messy’ world of TV news after #MeToo

    5 days ago

    Aniston, Apple explore ‘messy’ world of TV news after #MeToo

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 — When Jennifer Aniston signed up to help launch Apple’s new streaming TV service with a star-studded drama set in the colourful, cutthroat world of...

  • Competitors look to free services to take on Netflix

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    Competitors look to free services to take on Netflix

    CANNES, Oct 17 — Video streaming upstarts are looking to a different model to take on industry leader Netflix: Free-to-viewer services that come with ads. While Disney, HBO, and...

  • ‘Modern Love’: Amazon show based on Times column offers escape

    5 days ago

    ‘Modern Love’: Amazon show based on Times column offers escape

    NEW YORK, Oct 17 — Every week, devotees of Modern Love — a Sunday column in The New York Times — read all kinds of love stories: Heart-warming, heartbreaking, inspiring,...

  • Malaysian-born director James Wan makes it to 100 most powerful people in entertainment list

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    Malaysian-born director James Wan makes it to 100 most powerful people in entertainment list

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 17 — Kuching-born Australian filmmaker James Wan has landed a coveted spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment 2019 list....

  • Stars head to Eternal City for Rome Film Festival

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    Stars head to Eternal City for Rome Film Festival

    ROME, Oct 17 — US cinema greats Bill Murray, John Travolta and Ethan Coen lead the stars descending on Rome for this year’s Film Festival, which kicks off today in the Italian...

  • Choiza, ex-boyfriend of K-pop star Sulli, shares emotional message following her death

    5 days ago

    Choiza, ex-boyfriend of K-pop star Sulli, shares emotional message following her death

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — After keeping a low profile for the past few days following the passing of South Korean K-pop star Sulli, her former boyfriend Choiza has finally opened...

  • Hong Kong actor Wong He wins praise for helping direct traffic at busy Mong Kok junction (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    Hong Kong actor Wong He wins praise for helping direct traffic at busy Mong Kok junction (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — Hong Kong actor Wong He won praises on the internet after he momentarily took over the duties of directing traffic at a busy spot after traffic lights...

  • Grime star Stormzy, rockers the 1975 among Q Awards winners

    5 days ago

    Grime star Stormzy, rockers the 1975 among Q Awards winners

    LONDON, Oct 17 — Rockers the 1975 and grime star Stormzy triumphed at the Q Awards in London yesterday, winning Q Best Act in the World Today and Q Best Solo Artist,...

  • ‘Panama Papers’ law firm sues Netflix over film based on scandal

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    ‘Panama Papers’ law firm sues Netflix over film based on scandal

    PANAMA CITY, Oct 17 — Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm at the centre of the “Panama Papers” scandal, has filed a lawsuit against Netflix Inc over its new movie based...

  • Bebe Rexha unveils new ‘You Can’t Stop the Girl’ video

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    Bebe Rexha unveils new ‘You Can’t Stop the Girl’ video

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 — The empowering anthem will appear on the soundtrack to Disney’s highly anticipated movie, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which will hit theatres...

  • Nick Jonas teams up with Shawn ‘Stranger Things’ Levy for ‘Dash & Lily’

    5 days ago

    Nick Jonas teams up with Shawn ‘Stranger Things’ Levy for ‘Dash & Lily’

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 — Young adult novel Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares is coming to Netflix courtesy of pop and movie star Nick Jonas and Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy,...

  • Amy Adams and Laura Dern to star in ‘The Most Fun We Ever Had’

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    Amy Adams and Laura Dern to star in ‘The Most Fun We Ever Had’

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 — Amy Adams of Sharp Objects and Laura Dern of Big Little Lies are joining forces for HBO’s adaptation of the Claire Lombardo novel The Most Fun We Ever...

  • ‘The Matrix 4’ reportedly nets Neil Patrick Harris

    5 days ago

    ‘The Matrix 4’ reportedly nets Neil Patrick Harris

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 17 — With original trilogy stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss already in place, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II of Aquaman joining the cast, Neil Patrick Harris...

  • 'Bumblebee Man' Chespirito's comic characters to ride again

    5 days ago

    'Bumblebee Man' Chespirito's comic characters to ride again

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 17 — A biopic of the wacky Mexican comedian Chespirito — who inspired Bumblebee Man in The Simpsons — is in the pipeline, the producers confirmed yesterday....

  • Los Tigres del Norte, Latin legends following in footsteps of Johnny Cash

    5 days ago

    Los Tigres del Norte, Latin legends following in footsteps of Johnny Cash

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 16 ― In 1968, when music legend Johnny Cash was giving his iconic concert at Folsom Prison, Los Tigres del Norte were newly arrived Mexican immigrants dreaming...

  • ‘Sex In The City’ creator’s new rom-com falls for Paris

    5 days ago

    ‘Sex In The City’ creator’s new rom-com falls for Paris

    CANNES, Oct 16 ― He has a string of hits from Sex In The City to Beverly Hills 90210 under his belt, but legendary showrunner Darren Star wanted the ground to open underneath...

  • Waititi takes on Nazis in ‘Jojo Rabbit’... by playing Hitler

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    Waititi takes on Nazis in ‘Jojo Rabbit’... by playing Hitler

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 16 ― It takes a brave director to make a comedy about a 10-year-old Nazi and his imaginary friend Hitler ― and an even bolder one to play the...

  • ‘Cats the Musical’ in KL cancelled, refunds to begin Nov 1 onwards

    5 days ago

    ‘Cats the Musical’ in KL cancelled, refunds to begin Nov 1 onwards

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 16 — The Kuala Lumpur leg of the upcoming Cats the Musical international tour next year has been cancelled. The popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical was...

  • Dancing in the streets: performers gather for K-pop festival

    6 days ago

    Dancing in the streets: performers gather for K-pop festival

    CHANGWON, Oct 16 ― On the streets, in parks and garages, seven Cuban youngsters spent seven months practising K-pop moves to secure a spot on their dream stage: An appearance in...

  • ‘Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical’ set to return in July 2020, Tiara Jacquelina to direct

    6 days ago

    ‘Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical’ set to return in July 2020, Tiara Jacquelina to direct

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 ― Malaysian favourite Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical will be returning on stage next July, 14 years after it was first staged in 2006. The award-winning...

  • Siti Nurhaliza calls out imposters using daughter’s name to peddle products on Instagram

    6 days ago

    Siti Nurhaliza calls out imposters using daughter’s name to peddle products on Instagram

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 16 — Popular singer Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza has warned her Instagram followers not to be duped by accounts claiming to represent her 18-month-old daughter,...

  • Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer battle for power in 'Maleficent' sequel

    6 days ago

    Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer battle for power in 'Maleficent' sequel

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 16 ― The sequel to Walt Disney Co's 2014 hit Maleficent, which begins rolling out in global theatres today, puts three women at the centre of a fight for...

  • See Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in new trailer for ‘Bombshell’ (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    See Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in new trailer for ‘Bombshell’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 16 ― Lionsgate has released a new trailer for upcoming Bombshell that stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. The film is based on the real-life...

  • Two S.Koreans to be prosecuted for posting malicious comments about actress Song Hye-kyo

    6 days ago

    Two S.Koreans to be prosecuted for posting malicious comments about actress Song Hye-kyo

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 ― South Korean police will proceed to prosecute two internet users for character assasination and posting malicious comments against Song Hye-kyo. Korean...