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Podcasts are the A-list’s new must-have

Podcast fans will soon have a chance to discover new shows with Bill Clinton (left) and Oprah Winfrey (right). — AFP pic LOS ANGELES, Sept...

Busan film festival cut back, delayed over virus

British film director Mike Figgis (centre) speaks during a press conference for the New Currents Jury for the 2019 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)...

Netflix argues for free speech in court spat with Indian tycoons over ‘Bad Boy...

Some Netflix shows in India have faced court challenges and police complaints for obscenity or for hurting sentiments. — Reuters pic NEW DELHI, Sept 15...

Not so white Emmys: a blip, or real progress on diversity?

Sunday's Emmy line-up will see greater diversity than before. — Reuters pic LOS ANGELES, Sept 14 — From Insecure’s 20-something women to the Muslim-American star...

Idris Elba talks US racism as ‘Concrete Cowboy’ rides into Toronto

British actor Idris Elba — AFP pic LOS ANGELES, Sept 14 — Its biggest star is British, and its director is white. But Concrete Cowboy, a...

Avengers’ Chris Evans accidentally shares nude photo on Instagram

The Captain America actor with his dog Dodger. — Picture from Instagram/Chris Evans KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — Captain America actor Chris Evans accidentally shared...

Late singer Sandra Dianne’s mother hits back after unkind comment made over daughter’s tragic...

Late singer Sandra Dianne's mother has criticised a social media user for posting an unkind comment about her daughter's death. — Picture via instagram/sandradianneofficial PETALING...

‘Tenet’ hits US$200m globally, despite lacklustre US box office

A billboard for Christopher Nolan's film 'Tenet' on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California August 19, 2020. — AFP pic LOS ANGELES, Sept 14...

Warner Bros won’t share ‘Tenet’ box office data, angering rival studios

Screengrab from the warnerbros.com website. LOS ANGELES, Sept 14 — People who closely follow box office earnings have noticed a surprising lack of transparency surrounding...

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ opens weak in China with US$23.2m at box offices

People watch a trailer for the Disney movie ‘Mulan’ at a theatre in Beijing September 9, 2020. — AFP pic LOS ANGELES, Sept 13 —...

Israeli top model Bar Refaeli sentenced in tax evasion case

Israeli model Bar Refaeli. — Reuters pic TEL AVIV, Sept 13 — Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli was sentenced today to nine months’ community service and...

‘Nomadland’ wins top prize at Venice film festival

Chinese-born director Chloe Zhao won top prize at the Venice film festival, 10 years after Sofia Coppola's 2010 win for her film ‘Somewhere’. —...

Attenborough in warning to humanity with new extinction documentary

TV naturalist David Attenborough, in a new documentary, gives his starkest warning yet for humanity to safeguard species from mass extinction for the sake...

British design revolutionary Terence Conran dies aged 88

Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh (left) meets designer and restaurateur Britain's Sir Terence Conran during a design reception at Buckingham Palace, London November 22, 2004,...

Venice film festival gears up to award masked Golden Lion winner

A statue of a lion is silhouetted against the sky the day before the award ceremony of the 77th Venice Film Festival in Venice,...

US lawmakers quiz Disney CEO over Xinjiang connection to ‘Mulan’

Disney's 'Mulan' has run into controversy for being partly filmed in the Xinjiang region, where China’s clampdown on ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims has...

‘Walking Dead’ to conclude record-breaking run in 2022

US actor Norman Reedus. — AFP pic LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 — Once the highest-rated series in US cable television history, The Walking Dead is...

Drive-in theatres come to the rescue of ‘Tenet’ in Los Angeles

‘Tenet’ by Christopher Nolan, which was released in 70 countries on August 26, will likely be one of the biggest grossing post-Covid releases this...

Oscar-winner offered job in supermarket

Actress Frances McDormand poses in the press room with the Oscar. — AFP pic LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 — Hollywood star Frances McDormand said yesterday...

Disney’s beleaguered ‘Mulan’ wins positive review from China ministry

The retelling of the legendary female Chinese warrior tale drew a backlash even before its official release when star Liu Yifei voiced her support...

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