Showbiz

  • K-pop star Jae-joong lies about being hospitalised with Covid-19 on April Fool’s Day

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    K-pop star Jae-joong lies about being hospitalised with Covid-19 on April Fool’s Day

    PETALING JAYA, April 2 — South Korean singer Kim Jae-joong caused a stir on his Instagram page yesterday when he said that he had tested positive for Covid-19, only to reveal...

  • ‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei sets internet abuzz with ‘Olympic-sized’ April Fool’s prank

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    ‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei sets internet abuzz with ‘Olympic-sized’ April Fool’s prank

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — American actor and LGBTQ icon George Takei sent Twitter into a frenzy yesterday after announcing that he had been selected as the final torchbearer for...

  • Spider-Man to the rescue! Superhero jogger cheers kids in England

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    Spider-Man to the rescue! Superhero jogger cheers kids in England

    STOCKPORT, April 2 — The northern English town of Stockport has a new hero in the battle to keep kids entertained during the coronavirus lockdown: Spider-Man! Jason Baird, a...

  • Steven Spielberg launches an online movie club with the American Film Institute (VIDEO)

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    Steven Spielberg launches an online movie club with the American Film Institute (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, April 2 — As the United States struggles to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, citizens of the country have been ordered to stay at home to stem the spread of the new...

  • ‘Phantom of the Opera’ orchestra create virtual performance alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber (VIDEO)

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    ‘Phantom of the Opera’ orchestra create virtual performance alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — The West End orchestra of The Phantom of the Opera from the UK have put their time in isolation to spread joy beyond the walls of the theatre. In a viral...

  • A first film on the coronavirus epidemic has been shot (VIDEO)

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    A first film on the coronavirus epidemic has been shot (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, April 1 — Shot before the epidemic was redefined as a pandemic, Corona deals with fear and racism targeting the Asian population generated by the coronavirus at a...

  • Lindsay Lohan says ‘I’m back!’ teasing new single amid pandemic

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    Lindsay Lohan says ‘I’m back!’ teasing new single amid pandemic

    LOS ANGELES, April 1 — Actress Lindsay Lohan, whose promising movie career crashed a decade ago in a string of legal woes and substance abuse, yesterday announced she was making...

  • Anne Hathaway to feature in adaptation of ‘French Children Don’t Throw Food’

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    Anne Hathaway to feature in adaptation of ‘French Children Don’t Throw Food’

    LOS ANGELES, April 1 — The actress renowned for her performances in such films as The Devil Wears Prada, Alice in Wonderland, Les Misérables and The Dark Knight Rises has...

  • Country queen Dolly Parton starts bedtime story series for quarantined kids at home (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Country queen Dolly Parton starts bedtime story series for quarantined kids at home (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, March 31 — Country music icon Dolly Parton will provide some much-needed solace by reading bedtime stories in her new YouTube series Goodnight with Dolly. Set to...

  • HK celebrity Nicholas Tse lowers rental at his properties to attract tenants amid Covid-19 pandemic

    1 week ago

    HK celebrity Nicholas Tse lowers rental at his properties to attract tenants amid Covid-19 pandemic

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — As the deadly Covid-19 virus continues to ravage the globe, businesses have been deeply affected. Hong Kong property owners badly hit by the slump in...

  • Covid-19: Netflix Malaysia now streaming in reduced quality

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    Covid-19: Netflix Malaysia now streaming in reduced quality

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — As the world fights against the COVID-19 pandemic, severely impacted regions have implemented lockdown measures to varying degrees in a bid to...

  • Elton John's coronavirus 'living room' show raises US$8m for US charities

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    Elton John's coronavirus 'living room' show raises US$8m for US charities

    LOS ANGELES, March 31 — A weekend benefit broadcast featuring recording stars performing live music online from home raised nearly US$8 million (RM34.6 million) for two...

  • Placido Domingo leaves hospital after Covid-19 treatment

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    Placido Domingo leaves hospital after Covid-19 treatment

    MEXICO CITY, March 31 — Spanish tenor Placido Domingo said yesterday he is recovering from Covid-19 at home after being released from hospital in Mexico. The 79-year-old opera...

  • Country folk icon John Prine in 'critical' condition with Covid-19

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    Country folk icon John Prine in 'critical' condition with Covid-19

    WASHINGTON, March 30 — Grammy-winning American singer John Prine has been hospitalised for coronavirus and is in “critical” condition, his family said yesterday. “After a...

  • Indonesian actor Aldi Taher's ‘AntiCorona’ perfume claims to kill bacteria and viruses

    1 week ago

    Indonesian actor Aldi Taher's ‘AntiCorona’ perfume claims to kill bacteria and viruses

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Indonesian actor Aldi Taher has produced an “AntiCorona” perfume line that he claims, can kill bacteria and viruses. The 36-year-old whose real name...

  • Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from Covid-19 infection

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    Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from Covid-19 infection

    TOKYO, March 30 — Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who had been hospitalised after being infected with the new coronavirus, has died, becoming the first Japanese celebrity to die...

  • Confused about social distancing? Let ‘Contagion’ stars led by Matt Damon break it down for you (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Confused about social distancing? Let ‘Contagion’ stars led by Matt Damon break it down for you (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, March 30 — The cast of the 2011 Hollywood film Contagion has reunited to put out public service announcements (PSA) on fighting pandemics in light of the Covid-19...

  • Malaysian rocker Amy leaves group Search, again

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    Malaysian rocker Amy leaves group Search, again

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Amy, the lead vocalist of Malaysia’s legendary rock group Search, has announced he is leaving the band and going solo. The 62-year-old veteran singer...

  • Country music star Joe Diffie dies of Covid-19

    1 week ago

    Country music star Joe Diffie dies of Covid-19

    WASHINGTON, March 30 — Joe Diffie, a Grammy award-winning country music singer who had several chart-topping hits in the 1990s, has died of coronavirus. He was 61. Diffie's...

  • Penderecki: A classical avant-gardist loved by Hollywood

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    Penderecki: A classical avant-gardist loved by Hollywood

    WARSAW, March 29 — Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, who blazed a trail in classical music with innovative religious and symphonic works, died aged 86 today in...

  • Polish composer Penderecki dies at 86 after long illness

    1 week ago

    Polish composer Penderecki dies at 86 after long illness

    WARSAW, March 29 — Poland’s Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world’s most celebrated composers, died today at the age of 86, his family said. Penderecki was known for his...

  • Brazilian rapper warns of coronavirus danger in Brazil's slums

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    Brazilian rapper warns of coronavirus danger in Brazil's slums

    RIO DE JANEIRO, March 29 — Brazilian rapper MV Bill added his voice to a chorus of criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro for downplaying the gravity of the new coronavirus...

  • ‘Crocodile Dundee’ actor Mark Blum dies of Covid-19 complications

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    ‘Crocodile Dundee’ actor Mark Blum dies of Covid-19 complications

    LOS ANGELES, March 28 — Actor Mark Blum, who appeared in such films as Crocodile Dundee and Desperately Seeking Susan and on TV shows including Mozart in the Jungle, has died of...

  • Tom Hanks returns to LA after bout of coronavirus, reports media

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    Tom Hanks returns to LA after bout of coronavirus, reports media

    LOS ANGELES, March 28 — Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson returned to Los Angeles yesterday after spending more than two weeks in quarantine in Australia after testing positive...

  • ‘The 48 Laws of Power’: Drake to produce the series for Quibi

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    ‘The 48 Laws of Power’: Drake to produce the series for Quibi

    LOS ANGELES, March 28 — Having produced the successful series Euphoria for HBO, the rapper is to return to the small screen with an adaptation of the book by Robert Greene The...

  • Actor Ryan Reynolds shares inspirational video on social media to pay tribute to frontliners and lift everyone’s spirits in Covid-19 times (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Actor Ryan Reynolds shares inspirational video on social media to pay tribute to frontliners and lift everyone’s spirits in Covid-19 times (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, March 27 — Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds has attempted to lift everyone’s spirits with his recent social media post. The 43-year-old Canadian took to his...

  • Join Malaysian rapper Roshan Jamrock’s online music challenge to give frontliners protective gear during Covid-19 outbreak

    1 week ago

    Join Malaysian rapper Roshan Jamrock’s online music challenge to give frontliners protective gear during Covid-19 outbreak

    PETALING JAYA, March 27 — Music enthusiasts can participate in the #MalaysianMusicCoverChallenge initiated by K-Town Clan’s rapper Roshan Jamrock amid the Covid-19 movement...

  • Mandopop singer Wang Leehom donates proceeds of latest song to aid ALS victims (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Mandopop singer Wang Leehom donates proceeds of latest song to aid ALS victims (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Having a childhood friend affected by Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Mandopop singer Wang Leehom has decided to donate all proceeds of his latest...

  • Malaysian artistes release catchy trilingual Covid-19 PSA urging people to stay home (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Malaysian artistes release catchy trilingual Covid-19 PSA urging people to stay home (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, March 27 — Malaysian musicians have joined forces to put out a public service announcement (PSA) song urging people to stay at home during the movement control...

  • Bon Jovi, Prince Harry and military choir launch charity single 'Unbroken'

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    Bon Jovi, Prince Harry and military choir launch charity single 'Unbroken'

    LONDON, March 27 — US rocker Jon Bon Jovi teamed up with Britain's Prince Harry and a military choir to release the single Unbroken today to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic...

  • Keshi’s lo-fi EP ‘bandaids’ is laid-back soundtrack we all need during lockdown (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Keshi’s lo-fi EP ‘bandaids’ is laid-back soundtrack we all need during lockdown (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, March 27 — Singer-songwriter Keshi has dropped bandaids, a five-track EP that combines nostalgic lyrics with the comforting warmth of lo-fi hip-hop beats and...

  • S. Korea boy band BTS postpones US, Canada tour over Covid-19

    1 week ago

    S. Korea boy band BTS postpones US, Canada tour over Covid-19

    SEOUL, March 27 — South Korea's boy band BTS will postpone its North America tour by two months to June due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, its management said today....

  • Hollywood awards grapple with virus as Globes relax rules

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    Hollywood awards grapple with virus as Globes relax rules

    LOS ANGELES, March 27 — Hollywood's glitzy film awards are scrambling to deal with the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus on the industry, with the Golden Globes first to...