Showbiz

  • Malaysian comedian Atu and wife distribute PPEs to frontliners in Sabah as Covid-19 cases increase (VIDEO)

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    Malaysian comedian Atu and wife distribute PPEs to frontliners in Sabah as Covid-19 cases increase (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 7 — Comedian Atu and his wife Shafeeqa Johari distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) in Sabah to do their part in helping the community with the rise...

  • Rihanna apologises to Muslims for using Islamic hadith in raunchy lingerie fashion show

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    Rihanna apologises to Muslims for using Islamic hadith in raunchy lingerie fashion show

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 7 — R&B singer Rihanna has apologised to the Muslim community for using a song with an Islamic verse (hadith) in a recent fashion show for her lingerie...

  • Texas grand jury indicts Netflix over movie ‘Cuties’

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    Texas grand jury indicts Netflix over movie ‘Cuties’

    HOUSTON, Oct 7 — Netflix has been indicted in the conservative southern US state of Texas for screening the French film Cuties, which has been accused of hypersexualising young...

  • ‘Jurassic World’ sequel delayed by a year in pandemic movie shuffle

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    ‘Jurassic World’ sequel delayed by a year in pandemic movie shuffle

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 7 — Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures has delayed the release of Jurassic World: Dominion by one year until June 2022, the studio said yesterday. The new...

  • Eddie Van Halen dies at 65, guitar virtuoso ruled ‘70s, ‘80s rock

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    Eddie Van Halen dies at 65, guitar virtuoso ruled ‘70s, ‘80s rock

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 7 — Eddie Van Halen, the pioneering guitar player whose hard-rocking band emerged from the Sunset Strip music scene in Los Angeles in the early 1970s to stand...

  • Absent with leave: Calls grow for BTS members to postpone or skip military service

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    Absent with leave: Calls grow for BTS members to postpone or skip military service

    SEOUL, Oct 6 — Calls are mounting within South Korea for members of megaband BTS to be granted alternatives or delays to mandatory military service, with some lawmakers and fans...

  • American singer Lana Del Rey told off online for wearing mesh face mask at California meet-and-greet

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    American singer Lana Del Rey told off online for wearing mesh face mask at California meet-and-greet

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 6 — Followers of singer Lana Del Rey were not impressed when she appeared in public wearing a mesh face mask recently. Del Rey, 35, wore the decorative face...

  • K-pop girl group Blackpink drops trailer for Netflix documentary chronicling rise to global fame (VIDEO)

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    K-pop girl group Blackpink drops trailer for Netflix documentary chronicling rise to global fame (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 6 — K-pop girl group Blackpink is drumming up excitement after dropping a trailer for their new Netflix documentary Blackpink: Light up the sky. The film is...

  • ‘Swamp Thing’ star Derek Mears ‘loved working’ with Malaysian-born filmmaker James Wan on the DC superhero horror series (VIDEO)

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    ‘Swamp Thing’ star Derek Mears ‘loved working’ with Malaysian-born filmmaker James Wan on the DC superhero horror series (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 ― Swamp Thing actor Derek Mears only has good things to say about Malaysian-born Australian director James Wan. Wan is one of the executive producers of the...

  • Spike Lee favourite Thomas Jefferson Byrd found shot dead in Atlanta

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    Spike Lee favourite Thomas Jefferson Byrd found shot dead in Atlanta

    NEW YORK, Oct 6 ― The Tony-nominated African-American actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who appeared in numerous Spike Lee movies, was found shot dead in the southern US city of...

  • Led Zeppelin wins long-running legal battle in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism case

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    Led Zeppelin wins long-running legal battle in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism case

    LONDON, Oct 6 ― British rock band Led Zeppelin yesterday effectively won a long-running legal battle over claims it stole the opening guitar riff from its signature 1971 song...

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s short film project on Malaysia gains attention for showcasing country's rich heritage (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s short film project on Malaysia gains attention for showcasing country's rich heritage (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, October 5 — American actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has released a short film on Malaysia’s rich diversity through collaborative efforts with talented Malaysians....

  • Netflix India releases 3 episodes of 'Bad Boy Billionaires' amid legal tussle

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    Netflix India releases 3 episodes of 'Bad Boy Billionaires' amid legal tussle

    MUMBAI, Oct 5 — Netflix has partially released its much-awaited series on four Indian tycoons facing fraud allegations after a state court lifted an injunction over the weekend,...

  • Indian star Akshay Kumar acknowledges Bollywood’s drug ‘problem’

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    Indian star Akshay Kumar acknowledges Bollywood’s drug ‘problem’

    NEW DELHI, Oct 5 — Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar acknowledged on Saturday a drug problem within India’s film industry, following a growing narcotics probe surrounding the...

  • 'Tenet' tops US$300m globally, but US box office in crisis mode

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    'Tenet' tops US$300m globally, but US box office in crisis mode

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 5 — Christopher Nolan's Tenet willed itself past the US$300 million (RM1.25 billion) mark globally this weekend even as the overall domestic box office appeared...

  • ‘16 Days 16 Films’: An international film competition to raise awareness of violence against women

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    ‘16 Days 16 Films’: An international film competition to raise awareness of violence against women

    OCT 4 — The world of film is stepping up to condemn violence against women with the competition “16 DAYS 16 FILMS” which will select 16 short films directed by women from...

  • Prince George and siblings quiz Britain’s Attenborough on his favourite animal

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    Prince George and siblings quiz Britain’s Attenborough on his favourite animal

    LONDON, Oct 3 — Britain’s Prince George, third-in-line to the throne, and his younger sister and brother appeared in rare video footage today, asking David Attenborough...

  • Clint Eastwood prepares for new film and role

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    Clint Eastwood prepares for new film and role

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 3 — Clint Eastwood, 90, will direct and star in a new film, Cry Macho, US media reported today. It is unclear when filming will begin but Eastwood has already...

  • Chrissy Teigen, John Legend reveal ‘deep pain’ over losing baby

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    Chrissy Teigen, John Legend reveal ‘deep pain’ over losing baby

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 3 — Model Chrissy Teigen and her award-winning singer husband John Legend — one of Hollywood’s hottest supercouples — have disclosed that they are in...

  • Forbes: Actress Sofia Vergara highest-paid actresses in world

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    Forbes: Actress Sofia Vergara highest-paid actresses in world

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 3 — Modern Family star Sofia Vergara has topped the Forbes list of the highest paid actresses in the world, leading a...

  • Weinstein charged with six new sex crimes counts in LA

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    Weinstein charged with six new sex crimes counts in LA

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 3 — Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has already been convicted of sex crimes in New York, was charged Friday in Los Angeles with six new counts...

  • Blackpink smashes own record by surpassing 10 million views for ‘Lovesick Girls’ in 52 minutes (VIDEO)

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    Blackpink smashes own record by surpassing 10 million views for ‘Lovesick Girls’ in 52 minutes (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 2 — K-pop girl group Blackpink has broken the record for fastest Korean female act to achieve over 10 million views on YouTube with their music video...

  • Getting to know Louis Partridge, the British actor who plays Lord Tewksbury in ‘Enola Holmes’ (VIDEO)

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    Getting to know Louis Partridge, the British actor who plays Lord Tewksbury in ‘Enola Holmes’ (VIDEO)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 — With his model good looks and endearing performance as a young Viscount in Enola Holmes, British newcomer Louis Partridge is certainly one to watch. In the...

  • Chef Wan vows to nurse his cancer-stricken mum in heartfelt Instagram post

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    Chef Wan vows to nurse his cancer-stricken mum in heartfelt Instagram post

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 — Celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail, better known as Chef Wan, penned an emotional Instagram post about his ailing mother Noraini Abdullah, fondly known...

  • ‘We’re all hackable’ warns ultra-violent body-swap horror creator

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    ‘We’re all hackable’ warns ultra-violent body-swap horror creator

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 2 — Releasing a horror film in 2020 presents a challenge: How do you compete with a deadly pandemic, raging protests over racism and the most viciously...

  • Bon Jovi album ‘2020’ asks ‘questions’ about pandemic, race, police

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    Bon Jovi album ‘2020’ asks ‘questions’ about pandemic, race, police

    WASHINGTON, Oct 2 — Jon Bon Jovi hits the hot-button social issues of America in 2020, his 15th studio album — the coronavirus pandemic, race relations, and police violence...

  • Show must go on as Queen and Adam Lambert release first live album

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    Show must go on as Queen and Adam Lambert release first live album

    LONDON, Oct 2 — Grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, rock band Queen release a live album today to cheer up “stuck at home” fans that showcases highlights of concerts from...

  • French star Jeanne Moreau’s dresses to be sold

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    French star Jeanne Moreau’s dresses to be sold

    PARIS, Oct 1 — Clothes, jewellery and photographs owned by the late French screen legend Jeanne Moreau are to go under the hammer in Paris later this month. The proceeds of the...

  • Hollywood couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in ‘deep pain’ after losing unborn son

    2 weeks ago

    Hollywood couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in ‘deep pain’ after losing unborn son

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 1 — American model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen has announced that she and her singer husband John Legend have lost their third child due to pregnancy...

  • Canadian actress Iman Vellani lands role as Marvel’s first headlining Muslim superhero

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    Canadian actress Iman Vellani lands role as Marvel’s first headlining Muslim superhero

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 1 — Newcomer actress Iman Vellani is set to play teenage superhero Ms Marvel in an upcoming Disney+ series. Hollywood Reporter cited sources saying that...

  • Oscar-winning film directors say US movie theatres may not survive Covid-19 pandemic

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    Oscar-winning film directors say US movie theatres may not survive Covid-19 pandemic

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 1 — Oscar-winning film directors James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese joined forces with movie theatre owners yesterday in an appeal for financial...

  • Country singer-songwriter Mac Davis, who wrote ‘In the Ghetto,’ dies at 78

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    Country singer-songwriter Mac Davis, who wrote ‘In the Ghetto,’ dies at 78

    NASHVILLE, Sept 30 — Mac Davis, a singer, songwriter and television personality who wrote hit songs for several country music stars after his breakout song, In the Ghetto, was...

  • Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter hits back at unkind comments on her skin tone

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    Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter hits back at unkind comments on her skin tone

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 30 — Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter, Suhana Khan, has called out haters after receiving nasty comments about her skin tone. Suhana penned on...