Showbiz

  • World box office: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' leads the field

    5 days ago

    World box office: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' leads the field

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 18 — In a record-breaking US launch for a feature film adapted from a video game, garnering US$100 million (RM413.85 million) in takings over the weekend, Sonic...

  • Wife of controversial preacher PU Abu, Hana Azraa shares how she gave birth without her husband

    6 days ago

    Wife of controversial preacher PU Abu, Hana Azraa shares how she gave birth without her husband

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 17 — Controversial preacher PU Abu Sufyan was nowhere to be seen when wife Hana Azraa gave birth to their newborn son earlier this month. Speaking about her...

  • Rock singer Awie reunites with old flame Erra Fazira at ‘Romantika’ concert

    6 days ago

    Rock singer Awie reunites with old flame Erra Fazira at ‘Romantika’ concert

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 17 — Famed rock singer-actor Awie surprised his many fans when he “proposed” to his ex-fiancée Erra Fazira during his concert on the weekend.  ...

  • Cosmetics tycoon Vida warns singer Aishah to stay out of her catfight with Azwan Ali

    6 days ago

    Cosmetics tycoon Vida warns singer Aishah to stay out of her catfight with Azwan Ali

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 17 — Beauty entrepreneur Datuk Seri Vida has slammed veteran singer Aishah for allegedly making fun of her legal battle with TV host Azwan Ali. In a scathing...

  • HK producer Raymond Wong supports government call to temporarily close cinemas to contain Covid-19

    6 days ago

    HK producer Raymond Wong supports government call to temporarily close cinemas to contain Covid-19

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — Hong Kong producer Raymond Wong Pak Ming has thrown his support behind a suggestion by the government for the temporary closure of cinemas to contain the...

  • K-pop’s BTS teams up with ‘Chandelier’ hitmaker Sia and Aussie pop star Troye Sivan for comeback album

    6 days ago

    K-pop’s BTS teams up with ‘Chandelier’ hitmaker Sia and Aussie pop star Troye Sivan for comeback album

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 17 — K-pop superstars BTS have teased the arrival of their fourth full-length album Map of the Soul: 7 with a star-studded tracklist. The South...

  • New TV spot for ‘No Time to Die’ (VIDEO)

    6 days ago

    New TV spot for ‘No Time to Die’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 17 —Here’s a new TV spot for upcoming No Time to Die that sees Daniel Craig return once again as Agent 007. In this 25th Bond movie, 007 is recruited back to...

  • ITV hit ‘Love Island’ to return today after death of former presenter Flack

    6 days ago

    ITV hit ‘Love Island’ to return today after death of former presenter Flack

    LONDON, Feb 17 — British broadcaster ITV said its popular reality show Love Island would return today after it was taken off air following the death of former presenter Caroline...

  • ‘Sonic’ booms to top of N. America box office

    6 days ago

    ‘Sonic’ booms to top of N. America box office

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 17 — Defying expectations, Paramount’s new adventure comedy Sonic the Hedgehog took in US$57 million this weekend to leap to the top of the North American box...

  • Elton John says he’s ‘deeply upset’ after cutting short NZ concert

    6 days ago

    Elton John says he’s ‘deeply upset’ after cutting short NZ concert

    WELLINGTON, Feb 17 — British singer-songwriter Elton John apologised to his fans in New Zealand late yesterday after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and was forced to...

  • TV star Flack under pressure from ‘show trial’, management says after her death

    1 week ago

    TV star Flack under pressure from ‘show trial’, management says after her death

    LONDON, Feb 16 — The management team of British TV presenter Caroline Flack, who committed suicide yesterday, has accused prosecutors of pursuing a “show trial” over...

  • ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho gets hero’s welcome in South Korea

    1 week ago

    ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho gets hero’s welcome in South Korea

    INCHEON, Feb 16 — Parasite director Bong Joon-ho was greeted with cheers and applause as he returned to South Korea today after his historic four-Oscar win. About 300 reporters...

  • Top UK TV presenter Caroline Flack found dead

    1 week ago

    Top UK TV presenter Caroline Flack found dead

    LONDON, Feb 16 — British television presenter Caroline Flack was found dead yesterday, her family said in a statement, the third star connected with the hit reality show “Love...

  • Hot stuff: Wang Yibo's Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel Hommes magazine covers sell out within hours

    1 week ago

    Hot stuff: Wang Yibo's Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel Hommes magazine covers sell out within hours

    BEIJING, Feb 15 — Young rising actor Wang Yibo is certainly amassing himself a legion of fans judging from how fast he sold out not just one, but two magazine covers on their...

  • Jennifer Hudson, Common, Chance the Rapper and more to perform during NBA All-Star weekend

    1 week ago

    Jennifer Hudson, Common, Chance the Rapper and more to perform during NBA All-Star weekend

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 15 — The National Basketball Association has revealed the full lineup of musicians set to perform during basketball’s biggest weekend. Hudson is the latest...

  • ‘Stranger Things’: Netflix unveils a surprise in the first images of season four

    1 week ago

    ‘Stranger Things’: Netflix unveils a surprise in the first images of season four

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 15 — Snowy Russia will provide the setting for the fourth season of the Duffer brothers’ science-fiction horror series. The news was revealed by Netflix on...

  • Justin Bieber tiptoes out of love cocoon with new album ‘Changes’

    1 week ago

    Justin Bieber tiptoes out of love cocoon with new album ‘Changes’

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 15 — Reclusive pop phenom Justin Bieber took baby steps back into public life Friday with the release of Changes a mellow, lovelorn album that is his first...

  • Weinstein prosecutors urge jurors to convict ‘predator’

    1 week ago

    Weinstein prosecutors urge jurors to convict ‘predator’

    NEW YORK, Feb 15 — Harvey Weinstein was a “predator” who used his status as a powerful Hollywood producer to take advantage of the women he attacked, prosecutors said...

  • R. Kelly hit with updated federal charges in Chicago

    1 week ago

    R. Kelly hit with updated federal charges in Chicago

    CHICAGO, Feb 15 — US authorities yesterday released revamped federal charges in Chicago against the R&B superstar R. Kelly, to include sex crime allegations that involve a...

  • The Cesar awards: Key facts about the ‘French Oscars’

    1 week ago

    The Cesar awards: Key facts about the ‘French Oscars’

    PARIS, Feb 14 — The Cesar film awards, France’s version of the Oscars, have been thrown into turmoil after the entire academy board resigned amid calls for reform and a row...

  • French Oscars academy promises reforms after Polanksi row

    1 week ago

    French Oscars academy promises reforms after Polanksi row

    PARIS, Feb 14 — France’s Cesar Academy, which awards its version of the Oscars, was in crisis today after its entire board resigned, overwhelmed by a series of rows that have...

  • Music nerds’ High Fidelity gets series makeover

    1 week ago

    Music nerds’ High Fidelity gets series makeover

    NEW YORK, Feb 14 — High Fidelity, the series, is out — a quarter of a century after the book and 20 years after the film, transporting author Nick Hornby’s vinyl enthusiasts...

  • How powerful was Harvey Weinstein? His film legacy paints a picture

    1 week ago

    How powerful was Harvey Weinstein? His film legacy paints a picture

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 14 — At the heart of Harvey Weinstein’s New York rape trial is a power dynamic between a producer of some of the biggest culture-defining films of the past 20...

  • Hong Kong actor Louis Koo to the rescue with 20,000 face masks for entertainment industry veterans

    1 week ago

    Hong Kong actor Louis Koo to the rescue with 20,000 face masks for entertainment industry veterans

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Hong Kong actor Louis Koo jumped in to help veteran actors and actresses facing difficulties to get face masks in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. Through...

  • Billie Eilish drops James Bond track

    1 week ago

    Billie Eilish drops James Bond track

    LONDON, Feb 14 — Teenage pop iconoclast Billie Eilish dropped her James Bond theme tune today, racking up 2.2 million views in just six hours as the teenage prodigy continues...

  • Camila Cabello, DaBaby embrace Old Hollywood glamour in new ‘My Oh My’ video

    1 week ago

    Camila Cabello, DaBaby embrace Old Hollywood glamour in new ‘My Oh My’ video

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 14 — The My Oh My collaboration appears on Cabello’s sophomore album Romance. While the full-length album arrived last December, Cabello recently unveiled the...

  • Cross-border love story crashes South Korea TV ratings

    1 week ago

    Cross-border love story crashes South Korea TV ratings

    SEOUL, Feb 14 — South Korea’s biggest current television hit is a surreally unlikely tale of a billionaire heiress who accidentally paraglides into the North and falls in love...

  • D-BOX, 4DX, IMAX or ScreenX? Here’s how to decide which Xperience you want at the movies

    1 week ago

    D-BOX, 4DX, IMAX or ScreenX? Here’s how to decide which Xperience you want at the movies

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 14 — There’s much more to get excited about at the movies other than just popcorn and soda. Homegrown cinema chain Golden Screens Cinemas’ (GSC) Xperience...

  • Covid-19 vs K-pop: Third Korean star Jae-joong to halt Malaysian concert over virus fears

    1 week ago

    Covid-19 vs K-pop: Third Korean star Jae-joong to halt Malaysian concert over virus fears

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 14 — Fans of South Korean singer Kim Jae-joong were left bitterly disappointed on Valentine’s Day after the star’s planned March 14 concert at Malawati...

  • GSC Pavilion to give out free popcorn to moviegoers on its last day of operation this Sunday

    1 week ago

    GSC Pavilion to give out free popcorn to moviegoers on its last day of operation this Sunday

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 14 — Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) will be bidding a bittersweet farewell to its Pavilion KL outlet this Sunday after 12 years of operation. As a gesture of...

  • Barely a year into marriage, preacher PU Abu's new wife confirms divorce but he says no such thing

    1 week ago

    Barely a year into marriage, preacher PU Abu's new wife confirms divorce but he says no such thing

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 ― The marriage between cosmetics entrepreneur Nurhannah Azra Mohd Zakir to preacher PU Abu Sufyan will end soon. Nurhannah, also known as Hana, told Malay...

  • First trailer unveiled for Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    First trailer unveiled for Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 14 — Searchlight Pictures has unleashed the first trailer for Wes Anderson’s anticipated comedy The French Dispatch. Written and directed by Anderson the film...

  • Grimes reflects on drug addiction in new single ‘Delete Forever’ (VIDEO)

    1 week ago

    Grimes reflects on drug addiction in new single ‘Delete Forever’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 14 — Delete Forever will appear on the Canadian singer-songwriter’s upcoming new album, Miss Anthropocene, which will arrive on February 21. The emotional...