Showbiz

  • Leonard Cohen’s love letters to Marianne fetch US$876,000 at auction

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    Leonard Cohen’s love letters to Marianne fetch US$876,000 at auction

    LOS ANGELES, June 14 — A collection of more than 50 love letters written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen to the woman who inspired So Long, Marianne has sold for...

  • Daniel Radcliffe joins ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ interactive special

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    Daniel Radcliffe joins ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ interactive special

    LOS ANGELES, June 14 — The Harry Potter actor will star in the upcoming special episode at Netflix, set to debut in 2020. The special episode will see quirky protagonist Kimmy...

  • Mac Miller appears on Free Nationals’ new song ‘Time’ (VIDEO)

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    Mac Miller appears on Free Nationals’ new song ‘Time’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, June 13 — The song marks the first official posthumous release from American rapper Mac Miller since his passing. Time, produced by the frequent Anderson .Paak...

  • Racist remarks against Malaysian model Amelia Henderson — what makes a 'real' Malaysian? (VIDEO)

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    Racist remarks against Malaysian model Amelia Henderson — what makes a 'real' Malaysian? (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, June 13 — Malaysia model, actress and TV host Amelia Thripura Henderson is still be basking in her win as Model of the Year for Malaysia at the 2019 Asia Model...

  • Despite wearing hijab, rapper Zizi Kirana still gets lewd messages from men online

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    Despite wearing hijab, rapper Zizi Kirana still gets lewd messages from men online

    PETALING JAYA, June 13 — Adopting a more conservative image wasn’t enough to protect rapper Zizi Kirana from receiving obscene messages online. Despite covering up for the...

  • Here’s a new clip from Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani’s ‘Stuber’ (VIDEO)

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    Here’s a new clip from Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani’s ‘Stuber’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, June 13 —  20th Century Fox has released a new clip from upcoming action comedy Stuber that stars Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani. The film follows Uber...

  • Best friends forever: Fizo Omar reminisces about bromance with fellow actor Kamal Adli

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    Best friends forever: Fizo Omar reminisces about bromance with fellow actor Kamal Adli

    PETALING JAYA, June 13 — Best friends forever. That was the outpouring of love of local actor and entrepreneur, Fizo Omar for long-time buddy Kamal Adli. The 33-year-old...

  • How fans can visit the set of ‘The Big Bang Theory’

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    How fans can visit the set of ‘The Big Bang Theory’

    LOS ANGELES, June 13 — Fans of The Big Bang Theory can relive their favourite moments from the long-running TV series at Warner Bros Studio Tour Hollywood, where some of the...

  • Musicians lament reported loss of recordings in decade-old Universal fire

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    Musicians lament reported loss of recordings in decade-old Universal fire

    LOS ANGELES, June 13 — Several big-name musicians voiced dismay yesterday that some of their recordings may have been among thousands of original masters that The New York Times...

  • Liam Neeson tried to explain race outburst to ‘Men in Black’ co-star

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    Liam Neeson tried to explain race outburst to ‘Men in Black’ co-star

    PARIS, June 13 — Men in Black actress Tessa Thompson said she “appreciates the bravery” of her co-star Liam Neeson in facing up to his racist feelings in the past, as the...

  • Season two of 'Russian Doll' announced by Netflix

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    Season two of 'Russian Doll' announced by Netflix

    LOS ANGELES, June 13 — With the first season available on its platform since February 1, Netflix officialised the renewal of Russian Doll on Tuesday during Recode's 2019 Code...

  • Amazon and the BBC will adapt Agatha Christie’s ‘The Pale Horse’

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    Amazon and the BBC will adapt Agatha Christie’s ‘The Pale Horse’

    LOS ANGELES, June 12 — Amazon and the BBC, which have collaborated on other Agatha Christie crime novels like Ordeal of Innocence and The ABC Murders, are developing their...

  • Kenyan FGM survivor’s film urges women not to ‘die in silence’

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    Kenyan FGM survivor’s film urges women not to ‘die in silence’

    NEW YORK, June 12 — As a 10-year-old in rural Kenya, Beryl Magoko was not surprised when her Kuria community arranged for her to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), as it...

  • Lebanon sees migrant domestic workers as ‘less than human’, say filmmaker

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    Lebanon sees migrant domestic workers as ‘less than human’, say filmmaker

    BEIRUT, June 12 — Migrant domestic workers are seen as less than human in Lebanon, the director of a new film that exposes widespread abuse of such women said ahead of a...

  • Taboo-breaking TV soap on sex and women has Senegal in a lather

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    Taboo-breaking TV soap on sex and women has Senegal in a lather

    DAKAR, June 12 — Cheikh hoists his second wife Mareme onto his shoulder and carries her to their rose petal-covered bed, where he lays her down. The frolicking couple embrace...

  • California nostalgia as Springsteen introduces new sound

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    California nostalgia as Springsteen introduces new sound

    WASHINGTON, June 12 — The sun setting over an open road, small towns down on their luck — and a horse galloping through the desert? The Boss is back, and bigger than ever....

  • Here’s the Honest Trailer for ‘Captain Marvel’ (VIDEO)

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    Here’s the Honest Trailer for ‘Captain Marvel’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, June 12 — This week, the Screen Junkies team poke fun at Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel in the latest Honest Trailer clip. The voiceover guy starts the clip with:...

  • Solo, yet tutti: App puts orchestra in your living room

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    Solo, yet tutti: App puts orchestra in your living room

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE (Paris), June 12 — It’s a musician’s dream — rehearse alongside a full orchestra, but in your own living room. And the immersive experience is possible...

  • Homegrown talent Yuna teases collaboration with Korean-American Jay Park

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    Homegrown talent Yuna teases collaboration with Korean-American Jay Park

    PETALING JAYA, June 11 — Singer-songwriter Yuna got tongues wagging when she posted a photo of herself on Instagram in a recording studio in Seoul, South Korea together with...

  • PU Abu apologises to newborn son for his wrongs, thanks ex-wife for delivering child

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    PU Abu apologises to newborn son for his wrongs, thanks ex-wife for delivering child

    PETALING JAYA, June 12 — Reality TV preacher PU Abu Sufyan announced the birth of his son to his ex-wife last Friday in Shah Alam. In an Instagram posting yesterday, he...

  • No 'Endgame' for Marvel fan: He's seen 'Avengers' film 110 times

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    No 'Endgame' for Marvel fan: He's seen 'Avengers' film 110 times

    LOS ANGELES, June 12 — A Marvel fan in the United States is doing his part to help Avengers: Endgame become the highest grossing movie in history — he's seen the superhero...

  • Czech film festival to honour Oscar-winner Julianne Moore

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    Czech film festival to honour Oscar-winner Julianne Moore

    PRAGUE, June 12 — American Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore will be honoured at the Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic at the end of the month, organisers said...

  • Denis Villeneuve to direct ‘Dune’ spinoff series pilot

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    Denis Villeneuve to direct ‘Dune’ spinoff series pilot

    LOS ANGELES, June 12 — The WarnerMedia streaming service has added a new series to its offer with Dune: The Sisterhood, inspired by Frank Herbert’s science-fiction novel,...

  • ‘Central Park 5’ prosecutor says Netflix series defames her with false information

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    ‘Central Park 5’ prosecutor says Netflix series defames her with false information

    LOS ANGELES, June 12 — A prosecutor of the men known as the “Central Park Five” said a new Netflix Inc series about their rape conviction and exoneration defames her with...

  • Singer Steve Lawrence, of ‘Steve and Eydie’ duo, says he has Alzheimer’s

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    Singer Steve Lawrence, of ‘Steve and Eydie’ duo, says he has Alzheimer’s

    LOS ANGELES, June 12 — Steve Lawrence, the 1960s-era singer and comedian who performed at nightclubs and on television with his wife Eydie Gorme, said yesterday he has been...

  • Elsa and Anna return in new ‘Frozen 2’ trailer (VIDEO)

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    Elsa and Anna return in new ‘Frozen 2’ trailer (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, June 12 — Disney has shared a new trailer for Frozen 2 ahead of its US theatrical release, November 22. Elsa and her sister Anna return in a new adventure that...

  • Radiohead defies hackers, releases trove of stolen music

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    Radiohead defies hackers, releases trove of stolen music

    LONDON, June 12 — Alternative rock legends Radiohead yesterday released an 18-hour trove of private recordings from their 1997 album OK Computer after getting hacked by someone...

  • Oscar dates shifted in 2021 and 2022 for Olympics, Super Bowl

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    Oscar dates shifted in 2021 and 2022 for Olympics, Super Bowl

    LOS ANGELES, June 11 — The Oscars will take place in late February in 2021 and 2022 to accommodate the Olympics, Super Bowl and other events, organisers said yesterday. Next...

  • Netflix buys ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ video game adaptation starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal

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    Netflix buys ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ video game adaptation starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal

    LOS ANGELES, June 11 — The movie adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Division video game is heading to the Netflix streaming site, the games firm Ubisoft announced at E3 2019....

  • Sam Rockwell in talks to star in Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ movie

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    Sam Rockwell in talks to star in Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Ballad of Richard Jewell’ movie

    LOS ANGELES, June 11 — Variety reports that Sam Rockwell—who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2018 for his performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,...

  • Scorsese gets playful with Dylan in ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ film

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    Scorsese gets playful with Dylan in ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ film

    LOS ANGELES, June 11 ― Director Martin Scorsese has made his second film about Bob Dylan, and this time the filmmaker has taken a cue from the elusive rock star to weave a...

  • Fans pick a side as Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight

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    Fans pick a side as Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight

    LOS ANGELES, June 11 ― Keeping things normal and Justin Bieber don’t really go in the same sentence which might explain why he took to Twitter to challenge Tom Cruise to a...

  • Samoa bans hit Elton John biopic over gay sex scenes

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    Samoa bans hit Elton John biopic over gay sex scenes

    APIA (Samoa), June 11 ― Samoa has banned the blockbuster Elton John biopic Rocketman from cinemas over depictions of gay sex, which remains illegal in the Pacific island nation....