September 23, 2017

Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ most streamed ever on Spotify

NEW YORK, Sept 23: Ed Sheeran’s dance pop track “Shape of You” has become the most played song ever on Spotify, ending the 11-month reign of […]
September 23, 2017

In political turn, Bieber rallies for Black Lives Matter

NEW YORK, Sept 23: Pop star Justin Bieber, known more for headline-grabbing scandals than activism, on Friday (Sep 22) took an unexpected political turn as he […]
September 21, 2017

Drug dealer gets 11 years in death of Hollywood movie executive

LOS ANGELES, Sept 21: A convicted drug dealer was sentenced on Tuesday to 11 years in prison in the death of a Hollywood studio executive Gavin […]
September 20, 2017

Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars named ‘most dangerous’ in online searches

LOS ANGELES, Sept 20: Pop singers Avril Lavigne and Bruno Mars topped a list of celebrities on Tuesday ranked the most dangerous to search for online […]
September 19, 2017

‘It’ scares up box office glory for 2 weeks

LOS ANGELES, Sept 19: Record-setting horror film It dominated the North American box office for the second consecutive weekend, accounting for nearly three times the combined […]
September 19, 2017

Audience, actors cry foul about arrest of Russian theatre director

MOSCOW, Sept 19: A play staged by arrested Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov drew a full house on its first night at a Moscow theatre, with many […]
September 19, 2017

Hulu’s big Emmy night marks a streaming milestone

LOS ANGELES, Sept 19: Streaming service Hulu made Emmy history on Sunday by becoming the first digital platform to win a top series award with its […]
September 18, 2017

Stars flock to Emmys for television’s big night

LOS ANGELES, Sept 18: Television’s biggest stars were dusting off their designer frocks and getting suited and booted on Sunday (Sep 17) for their chance to […]
September 18, 2017

‘Three Billboards’ wins coveted Toronto film festival prize

TORONTO, Sept 18: Martin McDonagh’s darkly hilarious drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won the Toronto film festival’s audience prize for best picture on Sunday (Sep […]
September 18, 2017

U2, Ed Sheeran cancel concerts in protest-hit St Louis

CHICAGO, Sept 18: Rock giants U2 and pop star Ed Sheeran have called off concerts in St Louis, as the US city braced Sunday (Sep 17) for […]
September 18, 2017

Box Office: ‘Mother!’ crumbles with US$7.5 mil, ‘It’ repeats No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “It” continues to post terrifyingly huge numbers, while “Mother!” opens with a thud. “It,” from Warner Bros. and New Line, expects to […]
September 15, 2017

Selena Gomez gets kidney transplant; donor is her good friend

SINGAPORE, Sept 15: She’s opened up about her battle with Lupus, and now Selena Gomez has had to get a kidney transplant due to the disease. […]
September 15, 2017

Lady Gaga hospitalised, pulls out of Brazil’s Rock in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 15: Lady Gaga said on Thursday (Sep 14) she had been hospitalised in “severe pain” and was pulling out of Brazil’s Rock […]
September 14, 2017

Australian comedian Rebel Wilson wins record US$3.7 million in damages for defamation

MELBOURNE, Sept 14: Australian comedian Rebel Wilson won AUS$4.6 million (US$3.7 million) in damages on Wednesday after a global magazine publisher was found to have defamed […]
September 13, 2017

J.J. Abrams to take over delayed ‘Star Wars IX’: Lucasfilm

LOS ANGELES, Sept 13: Sci-fi filmmaker J.J. Abrams has been tapped to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX” after the departure of Colin Trevorrow, Lucasfilm announced on […]
September 13, 2017

Lure of Dick Cheney role led Christian Bale to his latest metamorphosis

TORONTO, Sept 13: Actor Christian Bale was in Toronto to promote his latest film “Hostiles” at the film festival, but it was his heavier frame and […]
September 13, 2017

Russia cinema chain won’t show film about tsar’s affair after threats

MOSCOW, Sept 13: Russia’s largest cinema chain said on Tuesday it would not show a film depicting an affair between a ballerina and the last Russian […]
September 12, 2017

Chinese video site offers virtual escape from ‘boring’ reality

SHANGHAI, Sept 12: Feeling trapped in her “boring” life as a member of China’s modern workforce, “Yaorenmao” escapes online, where she prances and preens in cosplay […]