Showbiz

  • Box office: ‘No Time to Die’ debuts slightly behind expectations with US$56m

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    Box office: ‘No Time to Die’ debuts slightly behind expectations with US$56m

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 10 —  No Time to Die, the latest instalment in the James Bond franchise, debuted to US$56 million (RM233.5 million) at the domestic box office, a result...

  • Blackpink’s Lisa debut solo single ‘Lalisa’ breaks two Guinness records (VIDEO)

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    Blackpink’s Lisa debut solo single ‘Lalisa’ breaks two Guinness records (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11  —  Lalisa Manoban of Blackpink fame is off to a great solo career after the Thai singer smashed not one but two Guinness World Records. Her debut...

  • Clooney goes for kindness with new movie ‘The Tender Bar’

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    Clooney goes for kindness with new movie ‘The Tender Bar’

    LONDON, Oct 11 — George Clooney is back behind the camera for The Tender Bar, a coming-of-age story starring Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan. The feature film, Clooney’s eighth...

  • Michael Keaton confronts US opioid crisis in ‘Dopesick’

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    Michael Keaton confronts US opioid crisis in ‘Dopesick’

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 10 — Before he became Batman, Michael Keaton made his dramatic film debut in Clean and Sober, an unflinching look at drug addiction during the United States’...

  • Nora Brown, the banjo prodigy singing tales of Appalachia

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    Nora Brown, the banjo prodigy singing tales of Appalachia

    NEW YORK, Oct 10 — At an age when most teenagers are busy learning the latest TikTok dance craze, banjo virtuoso Nora Brown has just released her second album of old-time twang....

  • Genesis postpone UK tour dates over positive Covid tests

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    Genesis postpone UK tour dates over positive Covid tests

    LONDON, Oct 9 — English rock group Genesis has been forced to cancel four UK tour dates after band members tested positive for coronavirus ahead of shows in London and Glasgow....

  • Dave Chappelle embraces being cancelled in transgender row

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    Dave Chappelle embraces being cancelled in transgender row

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 9 — US comedian Dave Chappelle has thumbed his nose at critics who accuse him of transphobia, telling a packed Los Angeles performance: “If this is what being...

  • Pop diva Adele breaks silence and bares pain in return interview

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    Pop diva Adele breaks silence and bares pain in return interview

    LONDON, Oct 8 — British megastar Adele has spoken of her “year of anxiety” that led her to live like a “recluse”, in a rare  interview published in Vogue ahead of...

  • After being called out for sharing anti-vaccine video, ‘Black Panther’ actress Letitia Wright now pushes her views while filming

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    After being called out for sharing anti-vaccine video, ‘Black Panther’ actress Letitia Wright now pushes her views while filming

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — British actress Letitia Wright has been reportedly pushing her anti-vaccination views on the set of Black Panther 2 that is currently in production. The...

  • Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut among those slamming Hrithik Roshan for sympathising with Shah Rukh Khan’s son after his arrest

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    Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut among those slamming Hrithik Roshan for sympathising with Shah Rukh Khan’s son after his arrest

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Renowned actor Hrithik Roshan recently wrote an open letter and an Instagram post to motivate Aryan Khan, who was recently arrested for a drug case....

  • Fortnite celebrates Halloween with a festival of spooky short films

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    Fortnite celebrates Halloween with a festival of spooky short films

    OCT 8 — Halloween is coming to Fortnite! The famous online game is launching the third edition of its Short Nite Film Festival of animated shorts. Renamed “Shortnitemares”...

  • Malaysia’s Sepak Takraw League to be aired on US sports channel (VIDEO)

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    Malaysia’s Sepak Takraw League to be aired on US sports channel (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — American sports channel, All Sports Television Network, will be introducing sepak takraw to American audiences. This is after the television network came...

  • Goodbye Bond, hello Walk of Fame star for Daniel Craig

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    Goodbye Bond, hello Walk of Fame star for Daniel Craig

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 7 — Daniel Craig finally got a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday, days before his last movie as James Bond opens in the United States. No Time to...

  • Jay-Z western ‘The Harder They Fall’ fires up London Film Festival

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    Jay-Z western ‘The Harder They Fall’ fires up London Film Festival

    LONDON, Oct 7 — With Idris Elba leading an impressive all-black cast and Jay-Z among the producers, the premiere of Netflix’s reimagined western The Harder They Fall opened...

  • Tina Turner sells music rights to BMG

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    Tina Turner sells music rights to BMG

    NEW YORK, Oct 6 — Legendary American hitmaker Tina Turner has sold her music rights in a major deal with BMG, the record publisher announced today, the latest legacy artist to...

  • YouTube removes R. Kelly official channels after conviction

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    YouTube removes R. Kelly official channels after conviction

    NEW YORK, Oct 6 — YouTube today said it removed two official channels belonging to singer R. Kelly, who was recently convicted of operating a sex crimes ring that saw him abuse...

  • YG Entertainment’s stocks plummets as fans trend hashtag claiming mistreatment of Blackpink’s Lisa

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    YG Entertainment’s stocks plummets as fans trend hashtag claiming mistreatment of Blackpink’s Lisa

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 6 — YG Entertainment’s stocks have fallen following reports that Blackpink’s Lisa was disallowed from attending the Paris Fashion Week.    ...

  • Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio revealed as a BTS fan

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    Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio revealed as a BTS fan

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 — South Korean music band, BTS has been keeping its fans and followers entertained without fail with its chart-topping hit songs on a regular basis. In fact,...

  • Netflix to edit ‘Squid Game’ phone number after woman inundated with calls

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    Netflix to edit ‘Squid Game’ phone number after woman inundated with calls

    SEOUL, Oct 6 — A South Korean woman who was deluged with thousands of prank calls and text messages after her phone number was highlighted as a key plot point in Netflix’s hit...

  • Netflix and Washington University to offer RM22.6 mil in scholarships in honour of actor and graduate Chadwick Boseman

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    Netflix and Washington University to offer RM22.6 mil in scholarships in honour of actor and graduate Chadwick Boseman

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 — Streaming giant Netflix has established a US$5.4 million (RM22.58 million) endowed scholarship at Howard University to honour actor and graduate Chadwick...

  • Superfans lie low as China cracks down on ‘false idols’

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    Superfans lie low as China cracks down on ‘false idols’

    BEIJING, Oct 6 — Beijing high schooler Chen Zhichu used to spend 30 minutes a day boosting actor Xiao Zhan online as one of a legion of superfans, before the practice fell foul...

  • Star Plus Legend enters 10-year IP licencing agreement with Jay Chou’s artist management company, seeks HKEX listing

    1 week ago

    Star Plus Legend enters 10-year IP licencing agreement with Jay Chou’s artist management company, seeks HKEX listing

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — Fast-growing new retail operator in China with a focus on the sales of health management and skincare products, Star Plus Legend, is seeking to be listed...

  • US actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness company Goop Inc now has supplement to boost women's libido

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    US actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness company Goop Inc now has supplement to boost women's libido

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — American actress Gwyneth Paltrow has launched a supplement designed to boost the female libido and support women’s sexual health. Independent reported...

  • Britney Spears thanks FreeBritney movement for its ‘constant resilience’

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    Britney Spears thanks FreeBritney movement for its ‘constant resilience’

    NEW YORK, Oct 5 — Britney Spears on Monday thanked the fans who have conducted a long campaign to end her conservatorship. Spears, 39, made the comments on Twitter following a...

  • ‘Together for Our Planet’: Netflix curates a new collection of sustainability stories

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    ‘Together for Our Planet’: Netflix curates a new collection of sustainability stories

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 5 — As COP26 approaches, the streaming giant Netflix is joining forces with the organisers of this global climate summit to launch a new collection of content...

  • ‘No Time to Die’ opens with US$121m in international box office sales

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    ‘No Time to Die’ opens with US$121m in international box office sales

    NEW YORK, Oct 5 — The latest James Bond movie took a mighty US$121 million (RM505 million) at the international box office over its opening weekend, Universal Pictures said on...

  • ‘Squid Game’ actor Park Hae Soo gains over 800,000 Instagram followers in a single day

    2 weeks ago

    ‘Squid Game’ actor Park Hae Soo gains over 800,000 Instagram followers in a single day

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 — The success of Netflix’s Korean thriller, Squid Game has been an opportunity for the series’ stars to get on social media to connect with their fans as...

  • Son of Bollywood actor Datuk Shah Rukh Khan arrested during drug raid on a cruise ship

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    Son of Bollywood actor Datuk Shah Rukh Khan arrested during drug raid on a cruise ship

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 — The son of Bollywood heartthrob Datuk Shah Rukh Khan was arrested with seven others following a drug raid on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai on...

  • ‘Venom’ sequel feasts on monstrous US$90m debut, setting pandemic record

    2 weeks ago

    ‘Venom’ sequel feasts on monstrous US$90m debut, setting pandemic record

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 4 — Venom: Let There be Carnage roared to US$90.1 million (RM376.6 million) in its debut, setting a new pandemic record. It’s an impressive result, one that...

  • 'Ted Lasso' is still the best reason to watch Apple TV+ (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    'Ted Lasso' is still the best reason to watch Apple TV+ (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 — I’ll be honest and say it took me a while to get around to watching the viral wonder of Ted Lasso on Apple TV+. This was because the first few...

  • Liam Gallagher to perform at Knebworth Park, announces new album

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    Liam Gallagher to perform at Knebworth Park, announces new album

    LONDON, Oct 1 — Twenty-five years after British rock band Oasis played two historic shows for 250,000 people at Knebworth Park, former lead singer Liam Gallagher said today he...

  • Who would make the Malaysian Cabinet if it was made up of local celebrities? Actor Afdlin Shauki names a few

    2 weeks ago

    Who would make the Malaysian Cabinet if it was made up of local celebrities? Actor Afdlin Shauki names a few

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 — Many celebrities have ventured into politics. In the US, for example, numerous celebrities such as Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Melissa Gilbert...

  • Disney resolves dispute with Scarlett Johansson over ‘Black Widow’ movie

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    Disney resolves dispute with Scarlett Johansson over ‘Black Widow’ movie

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 1 — Walt Disney Co and actress Scarlett Johansson have resolved their legal dispute stemming from the release of her Marvel superhero movie Black Widow, the...