Showbiz

  • The Who to return to Cincinnati, 40 years after concert tragedy

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    The Who to return to Cincinnati, 40 years after concert tragedy

    NEW YORK, Dec 5 — Veteran British rockers The Who will play Cincinnati next year for the first time since 1979, when a stampede before a concert they were giving in the city...

  • Television producers to allow South Korean actor Cha In-ha’s scenes in television series to go on

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    Television producers to allow South Korean actor Cha In-ha’s scenes in television series to go on

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Korean actor Cha In-ha’s scenes in television series Love with Flaws will not be removed despite his untimely death. K-pop culture website Soompi...

  • Inspired by grandfather, ‘Bond’ director Sam Mendes returns with tense war film ‘1917’

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    Inspired by grandfather, ‘Bond’ director Sam Mendes returns with tense war film ‘1917’

    LONDON, Dec 5 — Four years after wrapping up his second James Bond film, Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes is back, this time on the front lines of World War One in 1917, an...

  • First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online

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    First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online

    LONDON, Dec 5 — Car chases, machine gun fire and love interest: Fans of James Bond yesterday got their first taste of the upcoming film featuring the fictional British superspy,...

  • ‘The Irishman’ is the Best Film of the year for the National Board of Review

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    ‘The Irishman’ is the Best Film of the year for the National Board of Review

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 — The award augurs well for Martin Scorsese. A year after it chose to honour Green Book in 2018, the National Board of Review (NBR) has announced that its...

  • Di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative

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    Di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative

    NEW YORK, Dec 5 — Actor Leonardo di Caprio joined former US vice president Al Gore and other personalities yesterday in backing a new initiative to seek solutions to climate...

  • Dr Nur Amalina joins Malaysians in questioning Neelofa’s flavoured milk product, ask her to clarify benefits

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    Dr Nur Amalina joins Malaysians in questioning Neelofa’s flavoured milk product, ask her to clarify benefits

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 4 — Malaysian actress and celebrity entrepreneur Neelofa has come under intense social media scrutiny recently after users criticised the supposed benefits of...

  • Korean police will not request for post mortem on actor Cha In-ha

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    Korean police will not request for post mortem on actor Cha In-ha

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Police will not be requesting for a post mortem to be carried out on Korean actor Cha In Ha. Quoting Seoul’s Suseo police spokesman, Korean pop culture...

  • Can you guess what Malaysians listened to the most on Spotify in 2019?

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    Can you guess what Malaysians listened to the most on Spotify in 2019?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Spotify is back with its annual “Wrapped” list of top songs, podcasts, genres, and trends of 2019. I won’t deny it—I look forward to this every...

  • Apple TV+ drama dives into murky world of true-crime podcasts

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    Apple TV+ drama dives into murky world of true-crime podcasts

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 4 — True-crime podcasts have become an obsession of armchair detectives around the world. Millions of wannabe sleuths “solve” real-life murders as they...

  • Korean artiste Kang Daniel to take a break to recover from depression and panic disorder

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    Korean artiste Kang Daniel to take a break to recover from depression and panic disorder

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Korean singer and songwriter Kang Daniel will be taking a break from the entertainment industry. In a statement to the media, his management company...

  • See this new clip from Will Smith and Tom Holland’s ‘Spies in Disguise’ (VIDEO)

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    See this new clip from Will Smith and Tom Holland’s ‘Spies in Disguise’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 4 — 20th Century Fox has released a new clip from upcoming animated comedy Spies in Disguise that features the voice talents of Will Smith and Tom Holland. The...

  • Preacher Da’i Farhan’s pregnant ex-wife lodges police report for alleged domestic abuse

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    Preacher Da’i Farhan’s pregnant ex-wife lodges police report for alleged domestic abuse

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 4 — What was previously labelled as slander by celebrity preacher Nik Ahmad Farhan Nik Mohamad has turned out to be true. Facebook user Asiah Abd Jalil sent...

  • Korean actress Goo Hye-sun bringing joy to strays with 1,000kg of food

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    Korean actress Goo Hye-sun bringing joy to strays with 1,000kg of food

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Some stray animals in South Korea are in for a treat. Korean actress Goo Hye-sun has announced that she will donate one tonne (1,000kg) of food to them....

  • Donnie Yen is back for ‘Ip Man 4: The Finale’ (VIDEO)

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    Donnie Yen is back for ‘Ip Man 4: The Finale’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 4 — Well Go USA Entertainment has released a full trailer for Ip Man 4: The Finale that sees Donnie Yen return as the legendary Yip Man. This time, the Kung Fu...

  • Post-divorce, Malaysian singer Fish Leong to go on world tour next year

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    Post-divorce, Malaysian singer Fish Leong to go on world tour next year

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — Malaysian singer Fish Leong is not wasting time dwelling on her divorce. Her management company has announced that Leong will be going on a world tour. A...

  • With strong accent, Hugh Grant ‘went for it’ in Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’

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    With strong accent, Hugh Grant ‘went for it’ in Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’

    LONDON, Dec 4 — Hugh Grant is best-known for playing the bumbling Englishman in romantic comedies so when the role of a cockney-accented private investigator in Guy Ritchie’s...

  • Preacher Da’i Farhan divorces pregnant first wife via WhatsApp, denies domestic abuse rumours

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    Preacher Da’i Farhan divorces pregnant first wife via WhatsApp, denies domestic abuse rumours

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 4 — Celebrity preacher Nik Ahmad Farhan Nik Mohamad has officially divorced his first wife Fatin Nurul Ain Mat Aris. He did the deed via a voice note on...

  • Actress Emma Maembong slammed for promoting health product that helps women 'regain virginity'

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    Actress Emma Maembong slammed for promoting health product that helps women 'regain virginity'

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 4 — While it’s common for celebrities to promote products on their social media platforms, not every follower will bite the bait. Especially when the...

  • A thousand memes, it launched: Baby Yoda breaks internet

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    A thousand memes, it launched: Baby Yoda breaks internet

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 4 — Baby Yoda may stand only a few inches tall, communicating with high-pitched squeaks and mischievous gestures, but the adorable green creature has loomed...

  • Korean actor Cha In-ha seen cheerful, full of positive energy in November video

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    Korean actor Cha In-ha seen cheerful, full of positive energy in November video

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — A day after South Korean actor Cha In-ha’s death, a video shot last month where he was upbeat about life has surfaced. In the interview, Cha spoke about...

  • Drake declared Spotify's most-streamed artist of decade

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    Drake declared Spotify's most-streamed artist of decade

    NEW YORK, Dec 4 — As the 2010s winds to a close streaming titan Spotify announced yesterday that poppy rap sensation Drake is the most globally streamed artist of the decade...

  • The Beatles’ audition tape for Decca Records to hit auction block

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    The Beatles’ audition tape for Decca Records to hit auction block

    ONDON, Dec 4 — The rare recording will go under the hammer during the online sale “The Beatles,” which features memorabilia ranging across the British band’s performing...

  • Kendall and Kris Jenner to produce series for Quibi

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    Kendall and Kris Jenner to produce series for Quibi

    NEW YORK, Dec 4 — Kirby Jenner, a fictional character who claims to be Kendall Jenner’s twin brother, has just been gifted with his own TV series, which will be released on...

  • Jar Jar Binks actor to host ‘Star Wars’ TV game show

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    Jar Jar Binks actor to host ‘Star Wars’ TV game show

    NEW YORK, Dec 4 — Star Wars fans will get a chance to enter the Jedi ranks in a new Disney+ TV game show — if they can stomach the return of the much-maligned Jar Jar Binks....

  • Emma Watson, Claire Foy feature in Shakespearen-inspired 2020 Pirelli calendar

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    Emma Watson, Claire Foy feature in Shakespearen-inspired 2020 Pirelli calendar

    VERONA (Italy), Dec 4 — Italian photographer Paolo Roversi took inspiration from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for the 2020 Pirelli calendar, which features Hollywood...

  • Questlove to make his directorial debut with ‘Black Woodstock’

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    Questlove to make his directorial debut with ‘Black Woodstock’

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 3 — The musician, born Ahmir Thompson, will direct a forthcoming documentary on the historical Harlem Cultural Festival, which was commonly referred to as...

  • Hollywood ‘needs to be reformed’, says Harvey Keitel

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    Hollywood ‘needs to be reformed’, says Harvey Keitel

    MARRAKESH, Dec 3 — Movie tough guy Harvey Keitel, who plays a mobster in Martin Scorsese’s Netflix gangster epic The Irishman, has some advice for Hollywood: get back in touch...

  • Inaugural Apple Music Awards honour Billie Eilish, Lizzo and more

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    Inaugural Apple Music Awards honour Billie Eilish, Lizzo and more

    SAN JOSE, Dec 3 — The tech giant has announced its first-ever annual Apple Music Awards, which are described as “a celebration of the best and boldest musicians of 2019 and...

  • Sudan cinema flickers back to life after Bashir ouster

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    Sudan cinema flickers back to life after Bashir ouster

    KHARTOUM, Dec 3 — Talal Afifi has worked for years to revive Sudanese cinema which has languished through decades of authoritarian rule. With the fall of long-time autocrat Omar...

  • ‘So big’: Actress Nora Danish’s husband hits back at social media user for vulgar comment

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    ‘So big’: Actress Nora Danish’s husband hits back at social media user for vulgar comment

    KUALA LUMPUR, December 3 – Actress Nora Danish’s husband Nedim Nazri has hit back at a social media user after the person left a vulgar comment on one of his wife’s...

  • Well-known China movie producer set to invest RM3b in Malaysian film industry

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    Well-known China movie producer set to invest RM3b in Malaysian film industry

    ISKANDAR PUTERI, Dec 3 — A China-based movie production company is set to invest more than RM3 billion in the country’s movie and entertainment industry for the next five...

  • Karaoke employee in hot water after leaking CCTV images of BTS member Jungkook

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    Karaoke employee in hot water after leaking CCTV images of BTS member Jungkook

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 3 — A worker from a karaoke bar is set to face the music after illegally sharing a CCTV image of BTS member Jeon Jungkook. The Geoje Police Station recently...