Showbiz

  • Late K-pop star Goo Hara’s ex jailed for sex video blackmail

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    Late K-pop star Goo Hara’s ex jailed for sex video blackmail

    SEOUL, July 2 — The ex-boyfriend of late K-pop star Goo Hara was jailed by an appeal court today for blackmailing her over sex videos that played a part in her apparent suicide....

  • Blackpink dethrones BTS of three Guinness World Records with 86.3 million views in a day for ‘How You Like That’ (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    Blackpink dethrones BTS of three Guinness World Records with 86.3 million views in a day for ‘How You Like That’ (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, July 2 — K-pop girl group Blackpink has set trailblazing records with the release of their new music video for How You Like That on YouTube. With 86.3 million...

  • Help pours in for Malaysian singer To'ki, wife after they were found living in a hut near forest

    5 days ago

    Help pours in for Malaysian singer To'ki, wife after they were found living in a hut near forest

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 ― Help has poured in for singer To’ki after news of the 1990s singer living in a hut near a forest with his wife went viral. The Federal Territory Zakat...

  • ‘Nothing I can do but laugh’: Actor and businessman Boy Iman declared bankrupt by High Court

    5 days ago

    ‘Nothing I can do but laugh’: Actor and businessman Boy Iman declared bankrupt by High Court

    PETALING JAYA, July 2 ― Actor and businessman Datuk Boy Iman was declared bankrupt by the Kuala Lumpur High Court yesterday. The bankruptcy declaration was decided in court...

  • Actor Geoffrey Rush wins 'largest ever' Australian defamation payout

    5 days ago

    Actor Geoffrey Rush wins 'largest ever' Australian defamation payout

    SYDNEY, July 2 ― Hollywood star Geoffrey Rush won a record multimillion-dollar payout today after an appeal by a Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper against a defamation ruling was...

  • Sheeran, Stones back urgent call to aid UK live music

    5 days ago

    Sheeran, Stones back urgent call to aid UK live music

    LONDON, July 2 ― Some 1,500 acts including Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones urged the British government today to save the country's live music industry from...

  • Awkwafina to Zendaya: Oscars Academy boosts female minority membership

    5 days ago

    Awkwafina to Zendaya: Oscars Academy boosts female minority membership

    LOS ANGELES, July 2 ― Young actresses Awkwafina, Zendaya and Constance Wu were among those invited to join Hollywood's Academy on Tuesday, as the Oscars-awarding club opened its...

  • The Rolling Stones to show Havana concert film in drive-ins

    5 days ago

    The Rolling Stones to show Havana concert film in drive-ins

    LOS ANGELES, July 2 ― Although the veteran British rockers will not tour anytime soon, they will take over North American drive-in movie theatres with their iconic concert film...

  • 'I have no idea when I will go back to work', says actor Tom Hanks

    5 days ago

    'I have no idea when I will go back to work', says actor Tom Hanks

    LOS ANGELES, July 2 ― US actor Tom Hanks said yesterday that Hollywood has “no idea” when it can return to production, as he described his own recovery after contracting the...

  • Musical ‘Hamilton’ goes from Broadway to America’s living rooms

    5 days ago

    Musical ‘Hamilton’ goes from Broadway to America’s living rooms

    NEW YORK, July 1 — Five years after taking Broadway by storm with its multi-racial, hip-hop take on America’s founding fathers, Hamilton arrives in millions of homes around...

  • Model-cum-entrepreneur Zarina Anjoulie slapped with RM5m lawsuit, this time from actress Amyza Aznan

    6 days ago

    Model-cum-entrepreneur Zarina Anjoulie slapped with RM5m lawsuit, this time from actress Amyza Aznan

    PETALING JAYA, July 1 — The lawsuits just keep coming for controversy-plagued celebrity Zarina Anjoulie. The 32-year-old model and entrepreneur whose real name is Zarina...

  • Weinstein victims to receive US$19m payout

    6 days ago

    Weinstein victims to receive US$19m payout

    NEW YORK, July 1 ― Women who suffered sexual misconduct and workplace harassment by convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein are set to receive almost US$19 million (RM81.4 million) as...

  • Indonesian actress Laudya Cynthia Bella and Malaysian husband Engku Emran call it quits after two years of marriage

    6 days ago

    Indonesian actress Laudya Cynthia Bella and Malaysian husband Engku Emran call it quits after two years of marriage

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 ― Popular Indonesian actress Laudya Cynthia Bella has confirmed that her marriage to Malaysian husband Engku Emran has officially ended after weeks of...

  • Malaysian singer Zizi Kirana urges fans facing bullying to stand up for themselves

    6 days ago

    Malaysian singer Zizi Kirana urges fans facing bullying to stand up for themselves

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 ― Singer Zizi Kirana was bullied in school and admits to having been called mean names by girls in school due to her physical appearances, including for her...

  • Covid-19: GSC channels Shah Rukh Khan’s scene from ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ to welcome customers back

    6 days ago

    Covid-19: GSC channels Shah Rukh Khan’s scene from ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ to welcome customers back

    PETALING JAYA, July 1 ― A heartwarming scene from the movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is where actor Shah Rukh Khan returns home and is greeted by his mother who anticipates his...

  • First trailer for 'Cursed' repositions King Arthur as Lady of the Lake's story (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    First trailer for 'Cursed' repositions King Arthur as Lady of the Lake's story (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, July 1 ― The Lady of the Lake leads the way in this reimagining of Arthurian legends. Magic is fighting for its life in Cursed, Netflix's retelling of King Arthur's...

  • US entertainment legend Carl Reiner dies at 98

    6 days ago

    US entertainment legend Carl Reiner dies at 98

    LOS ANGELES, July 1 ― Carl Reiner, a revered and versatile comedy entertainer who won nine Emmies and stayed active into the 1990s with roles in movies such as the Ocean's...

  • Covid-19: After over 100 days of closure, cinema operators in Malaysia ready to welcome back moviegoers

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: After over 100 days of closure, cinema operators in Malaysia ready to welcome back moviegoers

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 — Cinema operators in Malaysia are gearing up to welcome moviegoers back into theatres from tomorrow after 15 weeks of total closure since the...

  • ‘We have no confidence in Finas’: Malaysian music industry objects to government agency overseeing music industry

    1 week ago

    ‘We have no confidence in Finas’: Malaysian music industry objects to government agency overseeing music industry

    PETALING JAYA, June 30 — Malaysian artistes are petitioning against the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) over a proposal for the music industry to come under its...

  • ‘The Simpsons’ ends white actors voicing characters of colour

    1 week ago

    ‘The Simpsons’ ends white actors voicing characters of colour

    LOS ANGELES, June 30 — The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday. The...

  • Amazon and Michael B. Jordan’s ‘A Night at the Drive-in’ aims to promote multiculturalism in film

    1 week ago

    Amazon and Michael B. Jordan’s ‘A Night at the Drive-in’ aims to promote multiculturalism in film

    LOS ANGELES, June 30 — From July 1 to August 26, 10 films will be re-screened across the United States in open-air cinemas, thanks to Amazon and Michael B. Jordan’s production...

  • Kaepernick will be subject of six-part Netflix series

    1 week ago

    Kaepernick will be subject of six-part Netflix series

    LOS ANGELES, June 30 — Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who launched kneeling protests during US national anthems to protest police brutality and racial injustice, will be the...

  • Disney+ Hotstar to premiere Bollywood films, bypassing theatres

    1 week ago

    Disney+ Hotstar to premiere Bollywood films, bypassing theatres

    MUMBAI, June 29 — Walt Disney Co’s streaming service Disney+ Hotstar plans to premiere seven big ticket Bollywood films originally meant for theatrical release this year, as...

  • Indonesian actress Anya Geraldine raises eyebrows after confessing to baby bottle drinking habit

    1 week ago

    Indonesian actress Anya Geraldine raises eyebrows after confessing to baby bottle drinking habit

    PETALING JAYA, June 29 — Indonesian actress Anya Geraldine surprised her 843,000 Twitter followers when she posted a photo of herself drinking milk from a baby bottle while in...

  • Malaysian singer Fynn Jamal: Women ignite men’s lust through face filters, posing provocatively; victim-blaming and #MeToo just ‘Western concepts’

    1 week ago

    Malaysian singer Fynn Jamal: Women ignite men’s lust through face filters, posing provocatively; victim-blaming and #MeToo just ‘Western concepts’

    PETALING JAYA, June 29 —Social media users have lashed out at YouTube vlogger and singer Fynn Jamal for suggesting that women who used face filter apps provoked men to commit...

  • Malaysian social media reacts negatively to singer Atilia Haron’s barefoot yoga in PJ grocery store (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Malaysian social media reacts negatively to singer Atilia Haron’s barefoot yoga in PJ grocery store (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, June 29 — Singer Atilia Haron courted controversy after she posted an Instagram video of herself doing yoga barefoot at a grocery store in Petaling Jaya. The...

  • Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

    1 week ago

    Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

    LOS ANGELES, June 29 — Black power, suffering and the fight for justice took centre stage at the BET awards yesterday, the first black celebrity event in the United States since...

  • Disney delays ‘Mulan’ release again as virus cases surge

    1 week ago

    Disney delays ‘Mulan’ release again as virus cases surge

    LOS ANGELES, June 28 — Disney has delayed the release of Mulan again, this time until mid-August, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten blockbusters that Hollywood...

  • ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ anime coming from ‘Kill la Kill’ studio (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ anime coming from ‘Kill la Kill’ studio (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, June 27 — Studio Trigger of Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia fame is developing a Cyberpunk: 2077 spin-off for Netflix with a target release date of 2022....

  • Will streaming be theatre’s death or its saviour?

    1 week ago

    Will streaming be theatre’s death or its saviour?

    LONDON, June 27 — As a metaphor for the desperate position theatre has been put in by the coronavirus, Lungs is hard to beat. Today, Claire Foy and Matt Smith will step out onto...

  • Malaysian singer Santesh Kumar nails Michael Jackson’s ‘Black or White’ for King of Pop’s 11th death anniversary tribute

    1 week ago

    Malaysian singer Santesh Kumar nails Michael Jackson’s ‘Black or White’ for King of Pop’s 11th death anniversary tribute

    PETALING JAYA, June 26 ― Malaysian singer Santesh Kumar wowed his fans when he uploaded a video of him belting out to Micheal Jackson’s Black or White. The short video saw...

  • Blackpink talk world domination, collab with Lady Gaga ahead of comeback single ‘How You Like That’ (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Blackpink talk world domination, collab with Lady Gaga ahead of comeback single ‘How You Like That’ (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, June 26 — K-pop girl group Blackpink is set to make their highly-anticipated comeback with their single How You Like That today. Ahead of their music video...

  • Covid-19: Japanese pop idols greet fans using gloves, plastic sheets as part of new normal

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: Japanese pop idols greet fans using gloves, plastic sheets as part of new normal

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 ― A quick selfie or a handshake with their favourite stars used to be the order of the day for Japanese pop idol fans before the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly...