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Tag: Entertainment

Zoe Kravitz to play Catwoman in new ‘Batman’ film

Daughter of Lenny Kravitz follows likes of Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Michelle Pfeiffer in portraying Catwoman.

Woman cop and 7 policemen caught in drugs raid

A soldier and magistrate among 47 people detained in 1am raid in Jalan Raja Chulan area of Kuala Lumpur.

‘The Irishman’ is Scorsese’s chance to ‘enrich’ collaboration with De Niro

Replicating what they had been trying to do isn’t enriching in any way.

Online streaming giants battle for Asian audiences

Asia seen as an important part of global industry's growth plan.

Joker: Tragic Clown Prince of Crime will put a smile on...

The origin of Batman’s arch nemesis, Joker casts Joaquin Phoenix as an unfortunate man descending into madness.

Netflix biopic ‘raises blood pressure’ of Israeli spy’s widow  

Nadia Cohen feels ‘The Spy’ over-dramatises story of executed husband.

Placido Domingo absent for Mexico music prize amid scandal

The Spaniard addresses the gala in a recorded video instead.

‘Joker’ opens at US$39.9 mil, eyes October record

Warner Bros spent less than the typical superhero-film budget on 'Joker', which means it can make money even with low ticket sales.

Scorsese slams Marvel films as ‘not cinema’

The beloved director dismisses Marvel movies as theme park attractions.

Diahann Carroll, TV trailblazer for black women, dead at 84

Carroll has been suffering from cancer and died in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles.

Security stepped up as ‘Joker’ opens in US movie theatres

Police in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are deploying additional officers or closely monitoring movie theatres where the ‘Joker’ is playing.

Weinstein fails to have trial moved away from New York

Lawyers argue intense coverage in New York's tabloids meant the movie mogul would not get a fair trial.

US opera singer Jessye Norman dies at 74

The soprano died of septic shock.  

Mexican crooner Jose Jose, hero of jilted lovers, dead at 71

Jose Jose died at a hospital in Homestead, Florida, near Miami.

Landmark Theatres bans costumes at screening of ‘Joker’

No masks, painted face or costumes will be permitted into Landmark Theatres’ premises for screenings of the 'Joker' movie.

Jennifer Lopez, Shakira to headline Super Bowl halftime show

Jennifer Lopez announced the news on her Twitter account.

Poetry in motion: Social media revives ancient art

The youth and diversity of the 'Instapoets' have made teenagers aware that not all poems are written by 'dead white men from 200 years ago.'

LGBTQ characters and shows in focus at Emmys

Things are starting to change in Hollywood by the number of LGBTQ nominees at this year’s Emmy Awards.

‘Game of Thrones’ seeks record in final Emmys battle

The most decorated fictional show in Emmys history, ‘Game of Thrones’ has twice won 12 awards in a single season.

Hong Kong’s top filmmaker pulls out of Taiwan’s Oscars after Beijing...

The withdrawal of Johnnie To is because of ‘previously signed film production contractual obligations.’

Annie Silverstein’s ‘Bull’ wins top prize at Deauville

The film ‘paints an extremely fair and disturbing picture of Donald Trump's America,’ says actress Anna Mouglalis.

The big business of classic TV for streaming giants

As online video platforms jockey for position with new rivals for audience share, classic television series are commanding hefty sums.

As Victoria’s Secret weighs what’s next, Rihanna may be onto something

Victoria’s Secret could learn a thing or two from pop princes Rihanna on how to market lingerie in today’s social climate.

Sam Smith embraces gender neutral pronouns they/them

Four-time Grammy-award winner joins a growing number of people who wish to use they and them as pronouns.