Showbiz

  • Netflix bringing the life of slain singer Selena to the small screen

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    Netflix bringing the life of slain singer Selena to the small screen

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 13 — Netflix has announced it is behind a scripted series about the Mexican-American singer Selena, who was a major music star when she was killed at age 23 by...

  • NBC adapting ‘The Blacksmith’ graphic novel for TV

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    NBC adapting ‘The Blacksmith’ graphic novel for TV

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 13 — Deadline reports that the Kick-Ass 2 director, Jeff Wadlow, has a new drama in development for NBC based on The Blacksmith, a 2011 graphic novel about Alex...

  • ‘Black Panther’ is Google’s most-searched movie of 2018

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    ‘Black Panther’ is Google’s most-searched movie of 2018

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 13 — Google’s 2018 Year in Search reveals that Black Panther was the year’s most searched-for movie, while the late Spider-Man creator, Stan Lee, features...

  • ‘A Star Is Born’ leads US Screen Actors Guild nominations

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    ‘A Star Is Born’ leads US Screen Actors Guild nominations

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 13 — A Star Is Born led the pack in the movies category Wednesday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, seen as a bellwether in the run-up to the...

  • 'Doctor Strange 2': Scott Derrickson returns to direct

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    'Doctor Strange 2': Scott Derrickson returns to direct

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — The director of 2016's interdimensional Marvel superhero movie Doctor Strange is to return to helm volume two, according to The Hollywood Reporter....

  • Zayn drops new track 'There You Are'

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    Zayn drops new track 'There You Are'

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — Zayn Malik has dropped a sentimental new track from his upcoming album "Icarus Falls," while also revealed the album's cover art. "There You Are" comes...

  • Beyonce, Bollywood, Hillary as India’s richest daughter weds

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    Beyonce, Bollywood, Hillary as India’s richest daughter weds

    MUMBAI, Dec 12 —Topping anything in hit film Crazy Rich Asians, the only daughter of India’s richest man ties the knot today after days of lavish celebrations that included a...

  • Yalitza Aparicio: An indigenous Mexican woman captivates Hollywood

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    Yalitza Aparicio: An indigenous Mexican woman captivates Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — Yalitza Aparicio had just gone along with her sister to the casting call for Alfonso Cuaron’s new film. She had no intention of trying out herself. But...

  • K-pop fans crash website for Blackpink tickets to Shah Alam show

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    K-pop fans crash website for Blackpink tickets to Shah Alam show

    PETALING JAYA, Dec 12 - Fans of popular Korean girl group Blackpink broke the internet this afternoon in a scramble for tickets to see them at their first Malaysian concert....

  • Beauty meets despair in racial injustice movie ‘Beale Street’

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    Beauty meets despair in racial injustice movie ‘Beale Street’

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — Some films about race in America are angry, many are passionate, or terrifying or heartbreaking, and a few are funny. If Beale Street Could Talk, opening...

  • See Jamie Lee Curtis and Tika Sumpter ‘An Acceptable Loss’ (VIDEO)

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    See Jamie Lee Curtis and Tika Sumpter ‘An Acceptable Loss’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — IFC Films has released the first trailer for upcoming political thriller An Acceptable Loss that stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Tika Sumpter. This...

  • New international trailer for ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ (VIDEO)

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    New international trailer for ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — Check out this new international trailer for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel. The film, which is based on the manga...

  • Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ puts new spin on racial injustice

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    Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ puts new spin on racial injustice

    NEW YORK, Dec 12 — Almost 60 years after it was first published as a book, To Kill a Mockingbird opens this week in a first Broadway theatre adaptation whose themes of racial...

  • Cosby’s lawyers cite grounds for appealing sexual assault conviction

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    Cosby’s lawyers cite grounds for appealing sexual assault conviction

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — Attorneys for Bill Cosby outlined their grounds yesterday for appealing his sexual assault conviction, citing what they called errors in legal procedure...

  • Cardi B shines in gold in forthcoming ‘Money’ music video

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    Cardi B shines in gold in forthcoming ‘Money’ music video

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — The American rapper has given fans a taste of what’s to come from her upcoming Money music video. After sharing her Money single on YouTube in October...

  • Jake Gyllenhaal linked with ‘The Guilty’ remake

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    Jake Gyllenhaal linked with ‘The Guilty’ remake

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — In the running for Best Foreign Film at the 2019 Oscars, Denmark’s crime thriller The Guilty is also in the pipeline for an English-language remake, per...

  • ‘Gorilla and the Bird’ coming from ‘Big Little Lies’ director

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    ‘Gorilla and the Bird’ coming from ‘Big Little Lies’ director

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — The Canadian director of HBO’s big hit Big Little Lies and Gillian Flynn adaptation Sharp Objects, Jean-Marc Vallée, is now working on HBO limited...

  • Elle Fanning, Javier Bardem and Salma Hayek in next Sally Potter film

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    Elle Fanning, Javier Bardem and Salma Hayek in next Sally Potter film

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — Acclaimed director Sally Potter is filming her next feature, a family drama starring Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning and Salma Hayek that is currently on...

  • Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne feature on 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' soundtrack (VIDEO)

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    Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne feature on 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' soundtrack (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — An impressive lineup of artists have chipped in to provide music for the latest Marvel picture, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla...

  • Janelle Monae joins Julianne Moore in Gloria Steinem biopic

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    Janelle Monae joins Julianne Moore in Gloria Steinem biopic

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 — The singer and actress Janelle Monae will join Alicia Vikander and Julianne Moore in the movie biopic of feminist and activist Gloria Steinem, according to...

  • Juliette Binoche to head Berlin film festival jury

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    Juliette Binoche to head Berlin film festival jury

    BERLIN, Dec 11 — Oscar winner and one of France’s most recognised actresses, Juliette Binoche, will head the jury of next year’s Berlin film festival, organisers said today....

  • Roving cinema plays public service role in Central Africa

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    Roving cinema plays public service role in Central Africa

    BAYANGA (Central African Republic), Dec 11 ― A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. Some 200 villagers...

  • See this new trailer for ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ (VIDEO)

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    See this new trailer for ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 11 ― Warner Bros has released a new trailer for upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The film follows agency Monarch as its members face off against...

  • Yoona's next challenge? Breaking the language barrier

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    Yoona's next challenge? Breaking the language barrier

    MACAO, Dec 11 ― Music and film may transcend all boundaries but for South Korean singer and actress Im Yoon-ah, or more affectionately known as Yoona, the mastery of other...

  • US auctioneer withdraws ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber on authenticity issue

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    US auctioneer withdraws ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber on authenticity issue

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 11 ― A California auction house yesterday withdrew from sale a lightsaber described as having been used by Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars movie after...

  • 'Bohemian Rhapsody' now most-streamed 20th century song

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    'Bohemian Rhapsody' now most-streamed 20th century song

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 11 ― They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song Bohemian...

  • First set of physical Prince album re-releases announced

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    First set of physical Prince album re-releases announced

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 11 ― Musicology, 3121, and Planet Earth will be available for the first time on vinyl. The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings revealed a first round of titles...

  • Who will survive the final season of ‘GoT’? New study may hold some clues

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    Who will survive the final season of ‘GoT’? New study may hold some clues

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 11 ― A new study has found that characters in Game of Thrones are more likely to survive if they switch allegiances to other houses, are female, and are...

  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer sets new audience record

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    ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer sets new audience record

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 11 ― The fourth Avengers movie has broken the previous record for trailer views in a 24-hour period, held by its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War. With 289...

  • Rosalia, Ella Mai, Mahalia named on BBC Sound of 2019 longlist

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    Rosalia, Ella Mai, Mahalia named on BBC Sound of 2019 longlist

    LONDON, Dec 11 ― As in years past, the BBC is recognising music’s rising stars with its BBC Sound of 2019, having just revealed a longlist that focuses on solo acts across a...