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  • Virus hunter Kendra Phelps explains why bats are not to blame for Covid-19 pandemic (VIDEO)

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    Virus hunter Kendra Phelps explains why bats are not to blame for Covid-19 pandemic (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 27 — Scientist Kendra Phelps has warned that the demonisation of bats due to Covid-19 will have severe consequences on the delicate balance of ecosystems...

  • Top Malaysian comedy movie franchise makes television debut with Astro Original’s ‘Kampong Pisang Bersiri-Siri’

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    Top Malaysian comedy movie franchise makes television debut with Astro Original’s ‘Kampong Pisang Bersiri-Siri’

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 — Fans of the hit Kampung Pisang franchise can now kick back and catch more of the supernatural adventures on television. This comes courtesy of local...

  • Jennifer Lopez goes completely naked for new single ‘In The Morning’ cover art

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    Jennifer Lopez goes completely naked for new single ‘In The Morning’ cover art

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 — US singer Jennifer Lopez has stripped down to nothing for her upcoming single In The Morning that’s set to launch tomorrow. The 51-year-old showed off...

  • Alicia Keys wins over BTS fans with soulful cover of K-pop hit ‘Life Goes On’ (VIDEO)

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    Alicia Keys wins over BTS fans with soulful cover of K-pop hit ‘Life Goes On’ (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 26 — Grammy-winning artiste Alicia Keys surprised K-pop fans on Twitter today after she posted an acoustic cover of BTS’ song Life Goes On. The American...

  • Actress Anzalna Nasir goes all out to buy every nasi lemak packet from disabled Cheras seller

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    Actress Anzalna Nasir goes all out to buy every nasi lemak packet from disabled Cheras seller

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 26 — Actress Anzalna Nasir showed her support for a disabled food vendor by buying up all his nasi lemak packets. The 32-year-old was touched by Mohamad Nor...

  • Devil horns meet sutras in Taiwan’s Buddhist death metal band

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    Devil horns meet sutras in Taiwan’s Buddhist death metal band

    TAIPEI, Nov 26 — The gig began with a nun chanting on stage but suddenly erupted into a wall of noise unleashed by distorted guitars and screamed sutras — the unique sound of...

  • Queen’s Gambit accepted: Hit show sparks chess frenzy

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    Queen’s Gambit accepted: Hit show sparks chess frenzy

    SYDNEY, Nov 26 — Hit miniseries The Queen’s Gambit has led to a surge of interest in chess, with one popular website registering millions of new players and academies...

  • Denmark’s Mads Mikkelsen to replace Depp in next ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie

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    Denmark’s Mads Mikkelsen to replace Depp in next ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 — Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has been chosen to replace Johnny Depp in the upcoming third film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, Warner Bros said...

  • From the musician’s own vault comes documentary ‘Zappa’

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    From the musician’s own vault comes documentary ‘Zappa’

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 — When Alex Winter became the first filmmaker to get access to a vault of Frank Zappa’s private videos, he could not decide initially whether it was a...

  • Depp denied appeal against ‘wife beater’ UK libel loss

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    Depp denied appeal against ‘wife beater’ UK libel loss

    LONDON, Nov 26 — Hollywood star Johnny Depp was yesterday refused permission to appeal against a UK court decision which upheld claims made by The Sun newspaper that branded him...

  • Milan’s La Scala opts for TV gala as virus cancels season debut

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    Milan’s La Scala opts for TV gala as virus cancels season debut

    MILAN, Nov 25 — Milan’s La Scala will broadcast a music and dance gala from its empty auditorium next month after it was forced to abandon its traditional December opening...

  • Second chance: Faded K-pop star competes for comeback

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    Second chance: Faded K-pop star competes for comeback

    SEOUL, Nov 25 — When Ryu Sera made her debut with K-pop girlband Nine Muses, the years of intense training and ruthless competition seemed worthwhile, her dreams of stardom...

  • Singer Alif Satar’s 91-year-old grandfather latest in family to test positive for Covid-19

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    Singer Alif Satar’s 91-year-old grandfather latest in family to test positive for Covid-19

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 25 — Malaysian singer Alif Satar has revealed that his 91-year-old grandfather is the latest in his family to test positive for Covid-19. Alif previously...

  • Singapore rapper Yung Raja blends hip-hop with traditional dances in new MV (VIDEO)

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    Singapore rapper Yung Raja blends hip-hop with traditional dances in new MV (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 25 — Singaporean rapper Yung Raja has paired the beauty of traditional dances with catchy hip-hop sounds for the latest music video of his single The Dance...

  • ‘Black Panther’ star Micheal B. Jordan to join adult site to raise funds for those affected by Covid-19 pandemic (VIDEO)

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    ‘Black Panther’ star Micheal B. Jordan to join adult site to raise funds for those affected by Covid-19 pandemic (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — Days after being crowned the People magazine’s 2020 Sexiest Man Alive, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordon announced that he will join the subscription...

  • Actress Michelle Yeoh among BBC’s 100 ‘most inspiring and influential women’ of 2020

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    Actress Michelle Yeoh among BBC’s 100 ‘most inspiring and influential women’ of 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — Hollywood star from Malaysia, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh has been named as one of the most inspiring and influential women of 2020 by British broadcaster, BBC....

  • BTS snags first ever Grammy nomination for a K-Pop band

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    BTS snags first ever Grammy nomination for a K-Pop band

    SEOUL, Nov 25 — South Korean boy band BTS yesterday snagged the first ever Grammy nomination for a K-pop band, taking the worldwide sensation a step closer to winning the music...

  • Grammy nominations 2021: Snubs, quirks and twists

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    Grammy nominations 2021: Snubs, quirks and twists

    NEW YORK, Nov 25 — The short lists for the 63nd annual Grammy awards that celebrate music’s best feature an eclectic mix of pop powerhouses, feisty chart-toppers and...

  • Beyonce dominates Grammy nods; snubbed The Weeknd calls process ‘corrupt’

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    Beyonce dominates Grammy nods; snubbed The Weeknd calls process ‘corrupt’

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 25 — Beyonce dominated nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards yesterday in a field that favoured alternative artists over mainstream musicians, topped by a...

  • You’re gonna need a bigger museum: ‘Jaws’ shark installed

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    You’re gonna need a bigger museum: ‘Jaws’ shark installed

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 25 — Over four decades after terrorizing beachgoers in Jaws, the blockbuster movie’s 25-foot shark model has been installed at Los Angeles’ long-awaited...

  • Dutch DJs spinning tunes from home to beat lockdown blues

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    Dutch DJs spinning tunes from home to beat lockdown blues

    AMSTERDAM, Nov 24 — In normal times, Dutch disc jockey Oliver Heldens performs for thousands of fans at electronic dance shows around the world. But with festivals cancelled due...

  • ‘Happiest Season’ spotlights LGBT love in Christmas rom-com

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    ‘Happiest Season’ spotlights LGBT love in Christmas rom-com

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 24 — Happiest Season, out on Hulu on Friday and starring Kristen Stewart, breaks the mould as a romantic comedy about a lesbian couple set around the holidays....

  • James Hong, legendary actor of ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, ‘Blade Runner’ fame inducted into Asian Hall of Fame

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    James Hong, legendary actor of ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, ‘Blade Runner’ fame inducted into Asian Hall of Fame

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 ― Legendary Hollywood actor James Hong, who is known for playing a variety of East Asian roles since the 1950s, has been inducted into the Asian Hall of...

  • Covid-19: Singer Alif Satar’s parents, brother and assistant test positive; wife and kids negative

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    Covid-19: Singer Alif Satar’s parents, brother and assistant test positive; wife and kids negative

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 24 ―After testing positive for Covid-19 two days ago, a number of Malaysian singer-actor Alif Satar’s close contacts have also received positive test...

  • Netflix hit ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ causes chess set sales to explode, sets viewership record (VIDEO)

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    Netflix hit ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ causes chess set sales to explode, sets viewership record (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 ― Chess has seemingly gained widespread popularity again thanks to the hit Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, which is reportedly responsible for...

  • Covid-19: Malaysian singer-actor Uriah See channels energy into songwriting during MCO (VIDEO)

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    Covid-19: Malaysian singer-actor Uriah See channels energy into songwriting during MCO (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — While many who learned new skills during the Covid-19 movement control order, Malaysian singer-actor Uriah See let his creative juices flow. See, who just...

  • ‘I’m so sorry’: Singer Alif Satar apologises to close contacts after testing positive for Covid-19

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    ‘I’m so sorry’: Singer Alif Satar apologises to close contacts after testing positive for Covid-19

    PETALING JAYA, Nov 23 — Malaysian singer Alif Satar has personally apologised to some of his close contacts after he tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday. Alif, 30, had...

  • Taylor Swift voted artist of year for sixth time at American Music Awards

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    Taylor Swift voted artist of year for sixth time at American Music Awards

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 23 —— Taylor Swift was named artist of the year at the American Music Awards yesterday and won two other trophies in a ceremony held live in Los Angeles amid...

  • The Weeknd, with bandaged face, picks up American Music Award win

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    The Weeknd, with bandaged face, picks up American Music Award win

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 23 — Canadian musician The Weeknd, wearing a face bandage, picked up the first of eight potential American Music Awards yesterday in a show held in Los Angeles...

  • 'Freaky' repeats as winner at quiet US box office with US$1.2m

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    'Freaky' repeats as winner at quiet US box office with US$1.2m

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 23 — Body-swap horror comedy Freaky repeated as the winner of a seriously subdued US box office with US$1.2 million (RM4.9 million) at 2,057 locations in North...

  • French pop queen Aya Nakamura shrugs off the criticism

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    French pop queen Aya Nakamura shrugs off the criticism

    PARIS, Nov 23 — The most listened to French artist in the world, 25-year-old Aya Nakamura has released her third album with dizzying success. The provocative Franco-Malian...

  • Two Hong Kong political films win at Taiwan Golden Horse Awards

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    Two Hong Kong political films win at Taiwan Golden Horse Awards

    TAIPEI, Nov 23 — Two Hong Kong films that cast an uncomfortable spotlight on China won accolades at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards on Saturday, as the island staged its largest...

  • Temple kissing scenes stir trouble for Netflix India

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    Temple kissing scenes stir trouble for Netflix India

    NEW DELHI, Nov 22 — An Indian state today asked police to investigate after a member of the country’s ruling party objected to scenes in the Netflix series A Suitable Boy, in...