Showbiz

  • As third wave rages, show goes on at Sofia opera

    6 days ago

    As third wave rages, show goes on at Sofia opera

    SOFIA, Feb 28 — With an orchestra spread out across the entire parterre, audiences limited to the balconies, and no breaks but plenty of disinfectant, the Sofia Opera is one of...

  • Kosovo drama captures the rebellious work of war widows

    6 days ago

    Kosovo drama captures the rebellious work of war widows

    KRUSHE E MADHE (Kosovo), Feb 28 — After being driven out of her village in the midst of Kosovo’s war two decades ago, Fahrije Hoti returned several months later to find her...

  • The Globes: Some memorable Golden moments

    6 days ago

    The Globes: Some memorable Golden moments

    FEB 28 — Hollywood's awards season kicks into high gear today with the Golden Globes, but the usual boozy party will be replaced with a pandemic-proof ceremony, hosted by...

  • Hong Kong actor Ng Man Tat dies at age 70, after suffering from liver cancer

    6 days ago

    Hong Kong actor Ng Man Tat dies at age 70, after suffering from liver cancer

    HONG KONG, Feb 27 — Hong Kong actor Ng Man Tat has passed away today at age 70. The actor had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer and had been undergoing treatment. HK01...

  • LA police say Lady Gaga’s two abducted bulldogs returned safe

    1 week ago

    LA police say Lady Gaga’s two abducted bulldogs returned safe

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 27 — Lady Gaga’s two stolen bulldogs, snatched in a violent abduction that left the pets’ caretaker shot in the chest this week in Hollywood, were turned...

  • Time’s Up criticises lack of Black members among Golden Globes voters

    1 week ago

    Time’s Up criticises lack of Black members among Golden Globes voters

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 27 — The Time’s Up movement yesterday launched a campaign criticising the lack of diversity in the organisation that hands out the Golden Globes for film and...

  • Japan’s record-breaking anime ‘Demon Slayer’ lands in US cinemas

    1 week ago

    Japan’s record-breaking anime ‘Demon Slayer’ lands in US cinemas

    CORAL GABLES (Florida), Feb 27 — The record-breaking Japanese anime film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train carried over its box-office buzz to the United States on Friday, captivating...

  • Billie Eilish film offers intimate look at teen music sensation

    1 week ago

    Billie Eilish film offers intimate look at teen music sensation

    LONDON, Feb 26 — A new documentary captures Billie Eilish’s meteoric rise to fame, in an intimate portrayal of the teenager recording music at home, passing her driving test,...

  • Boris Johnson thanks Blackpink for getting fans fired up about climate crisis (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Boris Johnson thanks Blackpink for getting fans fired up about climate crisis (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 26 — British prime minister Boris Johnson has thanked K-pop girl group Blackpink for raising awareness about the climate crisis amongst their fans. Korean...

  • 1 week ago

    US pop star Lady Gaga offers RM2m for the return stolen French Bulldogs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 ― Pop star Lady Gaga is offering US$500,000 (RM2.02 million) for the safe return of her two French Bulldogs that were dognapped in Los Angeles on Wednesday,...

  • ‘Lisa Blackpig’: Malaysian actress Janna Nick apologises for mocking K-pop star in telefilm

    1 week ago

    ‘Lisa Blackpig’: Malaysian actress Janna Nick apologises for mocking K-pop star in telefilm

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 26 — Malaysian actress Janna Nick has apologised for mocking Blackpink member Lisa by naming a character in her telefilm Lisa Blackpig. Janna, whose real name...

  • Fans can now get a master's degree in The Beatles at Liverpool University

    1 week ago

    Fans can now get a master's degree in The Beatles at Liverpool University

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 26 ― Fans of The Beatles can now take a master’s degree programme in the Fab Four. BBC reported that programme leader and Beatles expert, Holly Tessler from...

  • Malaysians’ love for Korean content regardless of genre is inspiring, says Netflix

    1 week ago

    Malaysians’ love for Korean content regardless of genre is inspiring, says Netflix

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 26 ― Netflix subscribers in Malaysia only need to look at the streaming giant’s Top 10 bar to understand the popularity of Korean shows. Much like the...

  • 'Biggie' documentary offers intimate look at rap legend from his inner circle

    1 week ago

    'Biggie' documentary offers intimate look at rap legend from his inner circle

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 26 ― The Notorious B.I.G., the rapper whose deep-bellied delivery thrust hip hop forward and earned him designation as one of rap's all-time greats, has proven...

  • TV series 'Frasier' latest '90s hit to get a revival

    1 week ago

    TV series 'Frasier' latest '90s hit to get a revival

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 25 ― The hit 1990s TV comedy series Frasier, starring Kelsey Grammer as a snobbish radio advice-show host, is coming back to television. Grammer said yesterday...

  • Next 'Star Wars' series to hit Disney streaming service in May

    1 week ago

    Next 'Star Wars' series to hit Disney streaming service in May

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 25 ― The next Star Wars series, an animated show about an elite group of clones called “The Bad Batch,” will debut on the Disney+ streaming service on May...

  • Who are Hollywood's most dangerous onscreen drivers?

    1 week ago

    Who are Hollywood's most dangerous onscreen drivers?

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 25 ― Filmmakers will need a hefty budget for vehicles with these actors at the wheel! A recent study set out to investigate which stars have trashed the most...

  • Malaysian singer Ayu Damit spends RM10,000 monthly on beauty regime

    1 week ago

    Malaysian singer Ayu Damit spends RM10,000 monthly on beauty regime

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Malaysian singer Ayu Damit has revealed that she spends at least RM10,000 monthly on her beauty regime. Ayu, whose real name is Norayu Damit, said she...

  • French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape

    1 week ago

    French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape

    PARIS, Feb 24 — French film giant Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, a judicial source told AFP yesterday, the latest in a string of such...

  • Blackpink’s Jennie reportedly off the market as news of dating G-Dragon sweeps K-pop community

    1 week ago

    Blackpink’s Jennie reportedly off the market as news of dating G-Dragon sweeps K-pop community

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 24 — K-pop singer Jennie of Blackpink is reportedly in a relationship with Big Bang vocalist and fellow YG Entertainment labelmate G-Dragon. News outlet...

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ showrunner Angela Kang on the ‘strangeness’ of filming a zombie show during a pandemic (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    ‘The Walking Dead’ showrunner Angela Kang on the ‘strangeness’ of filming a zombie show during a pandemic (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 24 — Overrun hospitals, deserted streets, and a staggering number of deaths due to a mysterious virus. These incidents, seemingly lifted from a...

  • GSC starts #ReopenCinemas hashtag in response to other non-essential businesses being allowed to operate during MCO 2.0

    1 week ago

    GSC starts #ReopenCinemas hashtag in response to other non-essential businesses being allowed to operate during MCO 2.0

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 24 — Malaysian cinema company Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) has started the hashtag #ReopenCinemas as a plea to the Health Ministry and the National Security...

  • Black kings, but no politics: Murphy returns in 'Coming 2 America'

    1 week ago

    Black kings, but no politics: Murphy returns in 'Coming 2 America'

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 24 ― Thirty years before Black Panther,” Eddie Murphy's 1980s comedy classic Coming to America disproved the stubborn Hollywood myth that films with Black...

  • French film greats mired in abuse scandals

    1 week ago

    French film greats mired in abuse scandals

    PARIS, Feb 24 ― Actor Gerard Depardieu is the latest member of France's film and literary elite to be accused of sexual assault, with the 72-year-old charged with raping a young...

  • Cat-and-mouse hijinks return in new ‘Tom & Jerry’ movie

    1 week ago

    Cat-and-mouse hijinks return in new ‘Tom & Jerry’ movie

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 — Tom & Jerry, the rambunctious cat and mouse duo that has entertained audiences since 1940, will appear in a new feature film that finds the cartoon...

  • Mick Jagger narrates tribute film for Royal Albert Hall’s 150th year

    1 week ago

    Mick Jagger narrates tribute film for Royal Albert Hall’s 150th year

    LONDON, Feb 23 — Britain’s Royal Albert Hall launched its 150th anniversary celebrations today, releasing a short video narrated by rocker Mick Jagger and paying tribute to...

  • Dancefloor defining French electronic music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

    1 week ago

    Dancefloor defining French electronic music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 23 ― French electronic music stars Daft Punk have shocked many over parting ways after 28 years together. Daft Punk whose real names Thomas Bangalter and...

  • Woody Allen calls HBO documentary on abuse allegation a 'hatchet job'

    1 week ago

    Woody Allen calls HBO documentary on abuse allegation a 'hatchet job'

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 ― Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn have attacked a new HBO documentary that re-examines a decades-old allegation that the Oscar-winning filmmaker...

  • Malaysian rapper Namewee’s tourism video promoting Taiwan’s Kaohsiung wins Best Music Video Award at US film fest (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Malaysian rapper Namewee’s tourism video promoting Taiwan’s Kaohsiung wins Best Music Video Award at US film fest (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Malaysian rapper Namewee has won a fifth award for his Getaway to Kaohsiung music video at the Arpa International Film Festival. The video last snagged...

  • Actress Janna Nick lodges police report after infuriated K-pop fans slam her for laughing at Shinee vocalist’s death (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Actress Janna Nick lodges police report after infuriated K-pop fans slam her for laughing at Shinee vocalist’s death (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 22 — Popular Malaysian actress Janna Nick has lodged a police report against K-pop fans for attacking her online. The 25-year-old became an internet target...

  • Malaysian miniaturist tutors Ryan Reynolds in Snap original series ‘Ryan Doesn’t Know’ (Video)

    1 week ago

    Malaysian miniaturist tutors Ryan Reynolds in Snap original series ‘Ryan Doesn’t Know’ (Video)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Malaysian miniature artist Lim Pui Wan has become the latest expert to teach Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds a useful skill in the Snap original series Ryan...

  • ‘The Croods 2’ leads depleted US box office

    1 week ago

    ‘The Croods 2’ leads depleted US box office

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 22 — Need a reminder of just how imperilled moviegoing, at least in the US, remains due to the pandemic? Look no further than domestic box office charts. The...

  • New documentary paints disturbing picture of Woody Allen

    1 week ago

    New documentary paints disturbing picture of Woody Allen

    NEW YORK, Feb 21 — A new documentary series premiering today on the HBO network, Allen v. Farrow, paints a damning picture of Oscar-winning director Woody Allen, particularly...