Tag: Entertainment

Paris showgirls ride out feminist wave with fitness tips

Pictures by Christophe Archambault Video by Natalie Handel by Rana MOUSSAOUI How can Paris cabarets, with their near-identical lines of statuesque, scantily-clad showgirls and cancan dancers, adapt in the age of #MeToo? With yoga, body positive imagery and a new emphasis on what is known as wokeness -- or...

Rapper Nicki Minaj announces retirement

by Maggy DONALDSON Rap queen Nicki Minaj on Thursday shocked fans by announcing her retirement from music, saying she was going to focus on family. The provocative 36-year-old known for hits like "Super Bass" is engaged to music executive Kenneth Petty, and she recently said a...

Controversial Black Lives Matter film hailed at Venice

by Fiachra GIBBONS Controversial US director Nate Parker said Monday that he hopes his powerful new film about police violence against black men will help save lives. "American Skin" received an eight-minute standing ovation after it premiered at the Venice film festival, with Spike Lee --...

Scorned in China, the Hong Kong singer who chose politics over career

by Jacques CLEMENT Denise Ho has been pulled from concerts, her records are banned in China and she has been smeared as "poison", but the Cantopop star says standing with the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement outshines all the damage to her career. The short-haired 42-year-old is...

Rape rows risk taking sheen off starry Venice film festival

by Fiachra GIBBONS The star-studded Venice film festival opens Wednesday with a row raging about the inclusion of controversial directors Roman Polanski and Nate Parker. With only two women directors out of 21 in the running for its Golden Lion top prize, campaigners have lashed the...

Jury finds Katy Perry copied Christian rap song

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US singer Katy Perry copied the beat of her 2013 hit "Dark Horse" from a Christian rap song, a Los Angeles jury found Monday. The nine-member panel ruled that similarities between Perry's song and "Joyful Noise" by Marcus Gray -- who performs as "Flame" --...

Malaysian firm settles theme park battle with Disney, Fox

Malaysian casino operator Genting, Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox have settled a legal battle that centred on allegations the US companies abandoned a project to build a theme park. The Malaysian firm filed a $1 billion lawsuit in a US court in November,...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ almost took the world by storm, China left unimpressed

The U.S. box office hit “Crazy Rich Asians” premiered in China cinemas last November 30 and the response of the Chinese audience wasn’t what was expected. The film only made $1.2 million over its weekend debut, a big difference compared to the $25 million it...

Singapore’s Low Ser En Wins Best British Short Animation at the BAFTA Awards

  This year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, held on February 18, had a special surprise for native daughter, film producer Low Ser En, as she won the award for Best British Short Animation for her stop-motion short film, “Poles Apart.” The...

Namewee under investigation for oral sex video near Mosque, PM office

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftZ0kha2RrQ The controversial Malaysian rapper Namewee is under investigation by the authorities for a Chinese New Year video. The police said the video, themed ‘Like A Dog’ allegedly violating the sensitivities in Malaysia. In the video, the singer and dancers wearing dog masks are seen dancing suggestively...