Showbiz

  • ‘Avengers’ Loki and Scarlet Witch reportedly set for TV series

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    ‘Avengers’ Loki and Scarlet Witch reportedly set for TV series

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 — Several characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be heading to streaming service Disney Play for a spin-off series. Mischievous Norse god Loki...

  • Rumer Willis, Trace Lysette and more feature in Cher’s ‘SOS’ video

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    Rumer Willis, Trace Lysette and more feature in Cher’s ‘SOS’ video

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 — Cher has brought in a star-studded cast to feature in her new video for ABBA’s SOS, which she covers on her new album. Directed by Jake Wilson, the...

  • Maroon 5 reportedly tapped for 2019 Super Bowl halftime show

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    Maroon 5 reportedly tapped for 2019 Super Bowl halftime show

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 — Pop band Maroon 5 will provide the halftime entertainment at the 2019 Super Bowl, Hollywood publication Variety reported yesterday. Variety said that two...

  • Bono saw ‘pain’ on pope’s face over abuse scandals

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    Bono saw ‘pain’ on pope’s face over abuse scandals

    VATICAN CITY, Sept 20 — U2 frontman Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis’ face yesterday when he told him “it looks to some people that the abusers are being more...

  • Top S. Korea theatre director sentenced to six years for sex abuse

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    Top S. Korea theatre director sentenced to six years for sex abuse

    SEOUL, Sept 19 — A prominent South Korean theatre director was today sentenced to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of nine women, as the country’s nascent #MeToo...

  • Here’s the Honest Trailer for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ (VIDEO)

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    Here’s the Honest Trailer for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — The team at Screen Junkies are back with another awesome video from their ever popular Honest Trailers and this time they take on the dinosaurs in...

  • Henry Golding to star in rom-com with Emilia Clarke

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    Henry Golding to star in rom-com with Emilia Clarke

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — It seems Hollywood can’t get enough of Henry Golding. Variety reported that the 31-year-old Sarawak-born actor has been cast as the male lead for Paul...

  • When the music’s over: Cities suffer as venues fall to developers

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    When the music’s over: Cities suffer as venues fall to developers

    SEATTLE, Sept 19 — When Pearl Jam led 50,000 people in a chant of “Save the Showbox” in a Seattle stadium last month, the rockers confronted a question facing many cities:...

  • Bert and Ernie a ‘loving couple’ says ‘Sesame Street’ writer, before backtracking

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    Bert and Ernie a ‘loving couple’ says ‘Sesame Street’ writer, before backtracking

    NEW YORK, Sept 19 — Bert and Ernie of Sesame Street may only be puppets, but that hasn’t stopped audiences from speculating over the years that the two roommates might be more...

  • Claire Foy faces her past in ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ (VIDEO)

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    Claire Foy faces her past in ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for upcoming thriller The Girl in the Spider’s Web that stars Claire Foy. The film is based on David...

  • The new trailer for ‘First Man’ is here (VIDEO)

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    The new trailer for ‘First Man’ is here (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for Damien Chazelle’s historical drama First Man that stars Ryan Gosling. Gosling plays famed astronaut...

  • Italian youths rally to free screenings of police violence film

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    Italian youths rally to free screenings of police violence film

    ROME, Sept 19 — Thousands of Italians are flocking to illegal free public screenings of a new film about a young man’s 2009 death in custody, a potent symbol of police...

  • See this new trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘The Grinch’ (VIDEO)

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    See this new trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘The Grinch’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — Check out this new trailer for animated film The Grinch that sees Benedict Cumberbatch lend his voice as the well-known Christmas grump. The infamous...

  • Lawyer says director Peter Jackson might testify against Weinstein in Judd’s lawsuit

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    Lawyer says director Peter Jackson might testify against Weinstein in Judd’s lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has spoken with actor Ashley Judd’s legal team and could furnish “powerful” testimony supporting her...

  • Black Honey: The band, the sound and the debut album

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    Black Honey: The band, the sound and the debut album

    LONDON, Sept 19 — Brighton band Black Honey are readying the release of their debut album this week. Ahead of the highly anticipated LP, we take a look at the band’s...

  • Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

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    Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

    TEHRAN, Sept 19 — The Iranian film for next year’s Oscars has stirred controversy at home both over the choice of a downbeat movie and for taking part in the Hollywood...

  • Patrick Stewart for ‘Charlie’s Angels’ remake

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    Patrick Stewart for ‘Charlie’s Angels’ remake

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — The Star Trek and X-Men actor is expected to lend his talents to the Kristen Stewart remake of Charlie’s Angels. With Kristen, Naomi Scott and Ella...

  • Janelle Monae shares YouTube mini-doc

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    Janelle Monae shares YouTube mini-doc

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — Dirty Computer artist Janelle Monaé has just shared a mini-documentary on YouTube that is described as “a visual manifesto” of her “quest for...

  • Slipknot planning 10th anniversary reissue for ‘All Hope is Gone’ album

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    Slipknot planning 10th anniversary reissue for ‘All Hope is Gone’ album

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — NME reports that the famous US heavy metal band could be set to reissue their All Hope Is Gone album in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The 2008...

  • All-time low ratings for Emmys

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    All-time low ratings for Emmys

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — The Emmy Awards, television’s biggest night, provided plenty of surprises — from an onstage marriage proposal to trophies for several fan favorites...

  • Filmmaker Loridan-Ivens, Auschwitz companion of Simone Veil, dies

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    Filmmaker Loridan-Ivens, Auschwitz companion of Simone Veil, dies

    PARIS, Sept 19 — French writer and filmmaker Marceline Loridan-Ivens, a lifelong friend of Simone Veil after the pair met in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, died...

  • Brie Larson unleashes her power as ‘Captain Marvel’ in new trailer (VIDEO)

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    Brie Larson unleashes her power as ‘Captain Marvel’ in new trailer (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK, Sept 18 — Brie Larson makes her debut as Carol Danvers, alternatively known as the lead character in superhero movie Captain Marvel, which is set in the 1980s and...

  • Watch the trailer for Gareth Evans' ‘Apostle’ (VIDEO)

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    Watch the trailer for Gareth Evans' ‘Apostle’ (VIDEO)

    NEW YORK, Sept 18 — Gareth Evans has returned to home shores for Apostle, which is less kung fu and more cultic survival horror — though this debut trailer sneaks in a martial...

  • Bob Seger to stop touring after half-century career

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    Bob Seger to stop touring after half-century career

    NEW YORK, Sept 18 — Heartland rocker Bob Seger said today that he was retiring from touring, announcing final dates after a half-century career. The 73-year-old songwriter —...

  • India’s singing village, where everyone has their melody

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    India’s singing village, where everyone has their melody

    KONGTHONG (India), Sept 18 — Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It’s people calling out...

  • Angelina Jolie to star in revenge thriller ‘The Kept’

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    Angelina Jolie to star in revenge thriller ‘The Kept’

    NEW YORK, Sept 18 — A mother and child revenge thriller set in the snowy ravages of late 19th-century eastern USA, The Kept has booked one of its big leads in Maleficent and...

  • Brett Cullen linked with ‘Joker’ Bat-dad role

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    Brett Cullen linked with ‘Joker’ Bat-dad role

    NEW YORK, Sept 18 — Batman’s father has been found. After Alec Baldwin accepted and then turned down the role of Thomas Wayne, Narcos man Brett Cullen is to become the wealthy...

  • How to get tickets to next year’s Glastonbury Festival

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    How to get tickets to next year’s Glastonbury Festival

    LONDON, Sept 18 — Glastonbury organisers have revealed how prospective festival-goers can go about scoring tickets to the 2019 event, with first tickets set to go on sale in...

  • Kanye West announces release date for ‘Yandhi’

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    Kanye West announces release date for ‘Yandhi’

    LONDON, Sept 18 — Kanye West took to social media to hint that he’ll be releasing a new recording project at the end of the month titled Yandhi. In his tweet, the artist...

  • Watch Emily Blunt in this new trailer for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (VIDEO)

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    Watch Emily Blunt in this new trailer for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 18 — Disney has released a new trailer for Mary Poppins Returns that stars Emily Blunt as everyone’s favourite flying nanny. Blunt plays Julie Andrews’...