Showbiz

  • US Supreme Court rebuffs defamation suit against Cosby

    2 days ago

    US Supreme Court rebuffs defamation suit against Cosby

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19 — The US Supreme Court today for a second time declined to take up a case related to sexual misconduct allegations against Bill Cosby, refusing to consider...

  • Want to win an Oscar? Spend millions on the film campaign trail

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    Want to win an Oscar? Spend millions on the film campaign trail

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 19 — Making an unforgettable movie is not the only requirement to win the prestigious best picture Oscar. Add millions of dollars for TV and digital ads, plus...

  • Paris Hilton says she’s back in the studio (VIDEO)

    2 days ago

    Paris Hilton says she’s back in the studio (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 19 — Paris Hilton hinted in a tweet yesterday that she may have new music on the way. The day after her 38th birthday, the socialite star took too Twitter...

  • Netflix cancels ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’ shows

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    Netflix cancels ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’ shows

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 19 — There will soon be no Marvel fiction left on Netflix. The streaming site announced in a news release that it is cancelling the two remaining Marvel series...

  • A ‘Marvel’ of an adventure ahead for the ‘Captain’

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    A ‘Marvel’ of an adventure ahead for the ‘Captain’

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 18 — Is Captain Marvel ready to take up the mantle of leading the Avengers post-Thanos snap? While it would be nothing short of crazy to bet against a Marvel...

  • China sci-fi blockbuster blasts off at the box office

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    China sci-fi blockbuster blasts off at the box office

    SHANGHAI, Feb 19 — China's first space-age blockbuster is on a trajectory to become the country's highest-grossing movie ever and is being held up as evidence that big-budget...

  • Anwar and wife Dr Wan Azizah at ‘OlaBola the Musical’ premiere

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    Anwar and wife Dr Wan Azizah at ‘OlaBola the Musical’ premiere

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 19 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was among the first to watch “OlaBola the Musical” yesterday at Istana Budaya during its opening night. The PKR president,...

  • Veteran actor AR Badul recovering from heart attack, receives donation from Finas

    2 days ago

    Veteran actor AR Badul recovering from heart attack, receives donation from Finas

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 19 — Veteran actor, AR Badul, is recovering following a heart attack and is expected to be discharged from the National Heart Institute on Thursday. In a...

  • Queen, Adam Lambert to perform at Oscars

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    Queen, Adam Lambert to perform at Oscars

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 19 — The band will perform at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, the Motion Picture Academy announced on social media today. “Is this the real life? Is...

  • Katja Herbers of 'Westworld' to head up new series from 'The Good Fight' creators

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    Katja Herbers of 'Westworld' to head up new series from 'The Good Fight' creators

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 19 — Westworld actress Katja Herbers is to lead supernatural drama Evil, in which a forensic psychologist investigates apparently unexplainable cases of divine...

  • Chinese sci-fi film 'The Wandering Earth' sees off competition at the global box office

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    Chinese sci-fi film 'The Wandering Earth' sees off competition at the global box office

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 18 — There’s not much change in this week’s global box office top three. Chinese sci-fi movie The Wandering Earth holds on to the number one spot, while The...

  • ‘I’ll chop your head off while you’re still alive’: Nasyid singer behind flat Earth debate gets death threat

    3 days ago

    ‘I’ll chop your head off while you’re still alive’: Nasyid singer behind flat Earth debate gets death threat

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 18 — Nasyid singer Suhaimi Saad has received a death threat on his personal Facebook page after ruffling the Internet’s feathers with his controversial...

  • RM600,000 price tag to Altimet's ultimate farewell concert

    3 days ago

    RM600,000 price tag to Altimet's ultimate farewell concert

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 18 — When Altimet bows out, he does it big time. Word has it that his farewell concert, The Final Altimet Show on Saturday night cost more than RM600,000 to...

  • Short of roles for Asians and height, Malaysian Aaron Teoh takes to ‘The King and I’ role with delight

    3 days ago

    Short of roles for Asians and height, Malaysian Aaron Teoh takes to ‘The King and I’ role with delight

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 18 — Musicals with Asian characters are rare and far in between. Save for the likes of The King and I, Miss Saigon, Flower Drum Song and South Pacific. So,...

  • Veteran comedian AR Badul suffers heart attack, warded at IJN

    3 days ago

    Veteran comedian AR Badul suffers heart attack, warded at IJN

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 18 — Comedian, actor, and director AR Badul was rushed to the National Heart Institute (IJN) after suffering a heart attack yesterday evening. The 70-year-old...

  • Shila Amzah confirms pregnancy; happy news duly trends on Weibo

    3 days ago

    Shila Amzah confirms pregnancy; happy news duly trends on Weibo

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 18 — Singer-songwriter Shila Amzah announced that she is expecting her first child. She wrote about it in an Instagram post yesterday, ending weeks of...

  • Korean superstars BTS set to conquer the world of toys, this time with Funko doll line

    3 days ago

    Korean superstars BTS set to conquer the world of toys, this time with Funko doll line

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 18 — K-pop powerhouse BTS will cement their place in popular culture this April with their very own line of Funko dolls. Seven figurines modelled after RM,...

  • Rarer than a Sumatran rhino: A woman composer

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    Rarer than a Sumatran rhino: A woman composer

    PARIS, Feb 18 — Camille Pepin is part of a very rare breed. She is a female composer. Women have conquered space, risen in the military ranks, but some professions remain...

  • ‘No love scenes’ for Hagler as boxing legend eyes more silver screen action

    3 days ago

    ‘No love scenes’ for Hagler as boxing legend eyes more silver screen action

    MONACO, Feb 18 — US boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler may be 64 but he told AFP that age won’t stop him hunting down more roles in action adventure movies. However, there...

  • The cyborgs of ‘Alita’ vanquish rivals in US box office

    3 days ago

    The cyborgs of ‘Alita’ vanquish rivals in US box office

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 18 — Fox’s new sci-fi spectacle Alita: Battle Angel is dominating US box offices with an estimated US$33 million (RM134.7 million) take this four-day holiday...

  • Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

    4 days ago

    Chicago police seek follow-up interview with ‘Empire’ actor

    CHICAGO, Feb 17 — Chicago police have shifted the direction of their investigation into actor Jussie Smollett’s report of a hate-crime assault and are seeking to interview him...

  • Lee Radziwill, sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, dead at 85, say reports

    4 days ago

    Lee Radziwill, sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, dead at 85, say reports

    NEW YORK, Feb 17 — Lee Radziwill, the socialite and younger sister of former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, died in New York on Friday at the age of 85, US media...

  • With ‘Roma’, Alfonso Cuaron reinvents how he makes films

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    With ‘Roma’, Alfonso Cuaron reinvents how he makes films

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 17 — Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron has experimented before with styles and genres, from space epic Gravity to road trip coming-of-age tale Y Tu Mama Tambien...

  • ‘Synonyms’ by Israel’s Nadav Lapid wins Berlin filmfest top prize

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    ‘Synonyms’ by Israel’s Nadav Lapid wins Berlin filmfest top prize

    BERLIN, Feb 17 — Israeli director Nadav Lapid won the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival Saturday for Synonyms about an expatriate in Paris wrestling with his...

  • Ong Seong-wu crashes fanmeeting ticketing site

    5 days ago

    Ong Seong-wu crashes fanmeeting ticketing site

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 — Former Wanna One member Ong Seong-wu had quite the response to ticket sales for his upcoming fanmeeting in Kuala Lumpur. Within 10 minutes, fans had so...

  • Swiss actor Bruno Ganz dies at 77, says agent

    5 days ago

    Swiss actor Bruno Ganz dies at 77, says agent

    BERLIN, Feb 16 — Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who  gave a masterful performance as Adolf Hitler in Downfall, has died aged 77, his agent said today. Ganz, who died at his...

  • Movies from China, Israel tipped for Berlin filmfest gold

    5 days ago

    Movies from China, Israel tipped for Berlin filmfest gold

    BERLIN, Feb 16 — A Chinese epic on the impact of the former one-child policy and an adventurous, sexually explicit Israeli drama about an expatriate in Paris looked to be the...

  • Suspects in alleged attack on ‘Empire’ actor released

    5 days ago

    Suspects in alleged attack on ‘Empire’ actor released

    CHICAGO, Feb 16 — Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on Empire actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago were released yesterday, police said....

  • Mexican actor apologises for racial slur against ‘Roma’ actress

    5 days ago

    Mexican actor apologises for racial slur against ‘Roma’ actress

    MEXICO CITY, Feb 16 — A Mexican soap opera star apologised yesterday for using a racial slur to describe actress Yalitza Aparicio, whose performance in the critically acclaimed...

  • ‘Narcos’ star unveils ‘first resistance film’ of Bolsonaro era

    5 days ago

    ‘Narcos’ star unveils ‘first resistance film’ of Bolsonaro era

    BERLIN, Feb 16 — Narcos star Wagner Moura premiered his new movie about a 1960s resistance hero yesterday, calling it the first Brazilian blockbuster to attack state repression...