Showbiz

  • 'Power of the Dog,' 'House of Gucci' top SAG nominations

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    'Power of the Dog,' 'House of Gucci' top SAG nominations

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 13 ― Jane Campion's gothic Western The Power of the Dog and campy true-crime drama House of Gucci yesterday jointly topped the nominations from Hollywood's...

  • Hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg to launch own line of hot dogs known as ‘Snoop Doggs’

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    Hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg to launch own line of hot dogs known as ‘Snoop Doggs’

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — Rapper Snoop Dogg is planning to launch his own line of frankfurters named ‘Snoop Doggs’. This comes after the hip-hop legend’s lawyers applied for...

  • Despite being hesitant and a sceptic, local actress Ellie Suriaty finally gets her Covid-19 vaccination

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    Despite being hesitant and a sceptic, local actress Ellie Suriaty finally gets her Covid-19 vaccination

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 ― Local actress Ellie Suriaty Omar revealed that she has completed her double dose of Covid-19 vaccination despite being sceptical and hesitant towards it....

  • Zayn Malik joins plus-size dating app, WooPLus to meet curvy women after breaking up with Gigi Hadid

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    Zayn Malik joins plus-size dating app, WooPLus to meet curvy women after breaking up with Gigi Hadid

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 ― Singer Zayn Malik has joined the plus-size dating website WooPlus, after calling it quits with Gigi Hadid following an argument with the model's mother...

  • Kollywood actor Simbu conferred honorary doctorate by Chennai’s Vels University for outstanding performance in Tamil cinema

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    Kollywood actor Simbu conferred honorary doctorate by Chennai’s Vels University for outstanding performance in Tamil cinema

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 12 ― Kollywood actor Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar, fondly known as Simbu, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Chennai’s Vels University. The...

  • Billboard: Kanye West planning to perform in Russia, meet Putin

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    Billboard: Kanye West planning to perform in Russia, meet Putin

    NEW YORK, Jan 12 ― The mercurial Kanye West anticipates travelling to Moscow later this year, according to Billboard, a trip that will see him hold a Sunday Service performance...

  • Music piracy is on the wane in the UK

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    Music piracy is on the wane in the UK

    LONDON, Jan 12 ― The world of music has long been a prime target for piracy, but that seems to be changing in the UK. Only 15 per cent of Britons illegally downloaded songs and...

  • ‘Hippy granddad’ O Yeong-su wins S.Korea’s first Golden Globe for ‘Squid Game’ role

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    ‘Hippy granddad’ O Yeong-su wins S.Korea’s first Golden Globe for ‘Squid Game’ role

    SEOUL, Jan 10 — South Korean actor O Yeong-su won the country’s first Golden Globe award on Sunday for his role in Netflix hit Squid Game, drawing cheers at home and abroad...

  • ‘Power of the Dog,’ ‘West Side Story’ take top Golden Globes at off-screen ceremony

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    ‘Power of the Dog,’ ‘West Side Story’ take top Golden Globes at off-screen ceremony

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 — Dark Western The Power of the Dog and a remake of “West Side Story” won the biggest awards today at a diminished Golden Globes ceremony held privately...

  • Actress Nad Zainal criticised by fans for looking ‘too sexy’ in off-the-shoulder red gown to promote new series

    1 week ago

    Actress Nad Zainal criticised by fans for looking ‘too sexy’ in off-the-shoulder red gown to promote new series

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 10 — Malaysian actress Nad Zainal has been told off by fans for looking “too sexy” in a series of photographs to promote her latest series. Donning an...

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    Bollywood singing legend Lata Mangeshkar battles Covid-19, pneumonia in ICU

    NEW DELHI, Jan 12 —  Bollywood singing legend Lata Mangeshkar was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Mumbai hospital after testing positive for Covid-19. The...

  • ‘Everyone loved him’: Celebrities remember ‘Full House’ star Bob Saget as a kind, caring person

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    ‘Everyone loved him’: Celebrities remember ‘Full House’ star Bob Saget as a kind, caring person

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — Hollywood and fans of actor Bob Saget are mourning the loss of ‘America’s dad’. Tributes poured in on social media following the death of the iconic...

  • K-pop star B.I banned on Chinese social media platforms following his past drug scandal

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    K-pop star B.I banned on Chinese social media platforms following his past drug scandal

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — K-pop star Kim Han-bin is the latest celebrity to face the wrath of unforgiving social media users in China. Kim, a former member and leader of K-pop boy...

  • US comedian and 'Full House' star Bob Saget found dead aged 65

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    US comedian and 'Full House' star Bob Saget found dead aged 65

    MIAMI, Jan 10 — Bob Saget, the US comedian who delighted millions as the star of television’s Full House in the 1980s and 1990s, has died, his family said Sunday. He was 65....

  • Off-air Golden Globes to list winners as Hollywood boycott bites

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    Off-air Golden Globes to list winners as Hollywood boycott bites

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 — Belfast and West Side Story are among the frontrunners for a drastically scaled-down 79th Golden Globes today, where winners will be unveiled via Twitter...

  • ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ rules US box office again, ‘The 355’ misfires

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    ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ rules US box office again, ‘The 355’ misfires

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 — Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o and the cast of Universal’s globe-trotting espionage thriller The 355 were no match for Spider-Man: No...

  • Baldwin says complying with ‘Rust’ shooting investigation

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    Baldwin says complying with ‘Rust’ shooting investigation

    WASHINGTON, Jan 10 — US actor Alec Baldwin insisted Saturday that he was complying with the investigation into the fatal on-set shooting of a cinematographer nearly a month...

  • Sidney Poitier: Trailblazing Black film star and activist

    2 weeks ago

    Sidney Poitier: Trailblazing Black film star and activist

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 ― Sidney Poitier, who has died at age 94, was a pioneering Black movie star who opened doors for racial minorities in film decades before the #OscarsSoWhite...

  • Sidney Poitier, first Black actor to win best actor Academy Award, dies at 94, according to Bahamian official

    2 weeks ago

    Sidney Poitier, first Black actor to win best actor Academy Award, dies at 94, according to Bahamian official

    WASHINGTON, Jan 7 — Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers as the first Black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in Lilies of the Field, and inspired a...

  • A minute with: ‘Boba Fett’ actors on the gangsters of the new ‘Star Wars’ series

    2 weeks ago

    A minute with: ‘Boba Fett’ actors on the gangsters of the new ‘Star Wars’ series

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 — The Book of Boba Fett, a new Star Wars series streaming weekly on Disney+, fleshes out the life story of a mysterious bounty hunter who captivated fans with...

  • Gordon Ramsay calls daughter’s boyfriend ‘a little bit pathetic’, pranks him on date night (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Gordon Ramsay calls daughter’s boyfriend ‘a little bit pathetic’, pranks him on date night (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 ― Meeting the parents isn’t always easy. There are dads and there’s Gordon Ramsay. Known for his explosive tirades on reality shows such as Hell’s...

  • Forced off TV, have the Golden Globes lost their lustre?

    2 weeks ago

    Forced off TV, have the Golden Globes lost their lustre?

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 ― No stars, no red carpet, no televised broadcast: this year's Golden Globe winners will be announced at a drastically scaled-down ceremony Sunday. But do the...

  • 'What a life!': Rita Moreno reflects as new Oscars bid looms

    2 weeks ago

    'What a life!': Rita Moreno reflects as new Oscars bid looms

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 ― It took Rita Moreno a year to agree to a documentary about her career. When she finally watched it for the first time, she exclaimed to her daughter:...

  • Watch out for these five future chart-toppers in 2022 (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Watch out for these five future chart-toppers in 2022 (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 6 ― In the music industry, 2021 saw the rise of artists like Olivia Rodrigo. But who will follow in their footsteps this year? The Shazam application has...

  • Number that appeared on Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ leads to a phone sex hotline

    2 weeks ago

    Number that appeared on Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ leads to a phone sex hotline

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — A telephone number that appeared on Netflix’s latest film Don’t Look Up has been found to belong to a phone sex hotline. It is unknown if the inclusion...

  • Vida says singer Ashira downgraded herself by washing dishes part-time at friend’s Puchong restaurant

    2 weeks ago

    Vida says singer Ashira downgraded herself by washing dishes part-time at friend’s Puchong restaurant

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 6 — Cosmetics tycoon Datuk Seri Vida has asked singer Ashira to stop her part-time gig of washing dishes, saying it wasn’t good for her image. The...

  • Grammy Awards indefinitely postponed as Omicron spreads

    2 weeks ago

    Grammy Awards indefinitely postponed as Omicron spreads

    LOS ANGELES, Jan 6 ― This year's Grammy Awards ceremony honouring top performances in music has been postponed indefinitely because of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of...

  • Jason Derulo punches, slaps hecklers at Las Vegas hotel (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Jason Derulo punches, slaps hecklers at Las Vegas hotel (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 — US singer Jason Derulo does not like being mistaken for another music star. The 32-year-old did not hold back when two men allegedly misidentified him as...

  • Eminem spends RM1.94m on Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT

    2 weeks ago

    Eminem spends RM1.94m on Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 ― US rapper Eminem has purchased a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT for US$462,000 (RM1.94 million). He acquired the non-fungible token (NFT), which he has since set...

  • V of BTS becomes first Korean solo artiste to top Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart with ‘Christmas Tree’

    2 weeks ago

    V of BTS becomes first Korean solo artiste to top Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart with ‘Christmas Tree’

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 ― BTS's V has become the first Korean artiste to debut at the top of the Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart with a solo single. His new single,...

  • Actor Keanu Reeves donated 70pc of his earnings from 'The Matrix' for cancer research

    2 weeks ago

    Actor Keanu Reeves donated 70pc of his earnings from 'The Matrix' for cancer research

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 ― Canadian actor Keanu Reeves has again proven to be the nicest person around when he donated a chunk of his earnings from the original The Matrix movie to...

  • US comedians Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers test positive for Covid-19 despite taking vaccines, booster jabs

    2 weeks ago

    US comedians Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers test positive for Covid-19 despite taking vaccines, booster jabs

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 5 ― US talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers have both tested positive for Covid-19 despite having taken their booster jabs. Yesterday, Fallon posted...

  • US reality TV star stops selling farts in jars after heart attack scare

    2 weeks ago

    US reality TV star stops selling farts in jars after heart attack scare

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 ― She made more than US$50,000 (RM210,000) a week from selling her farts and now, reality television star Stephanie Matto is retiring from the lucrative...