Tag: Entertainment

‘Parasite’ raises hope of breakthrough for world cinema in US

by Claire LEE The Oscar nominations for South Korean black comedy "Parasite" are the latest illustration of its success in the United States, but a widespread aversion to subtitles still stands between Korean cinema and a breakthrough into English-language markets. Whether Bong Joon-ho's Golden Globe-winning dark...

From ‘Allahu Akbar’ to Australia fires: best Golden Globe moments

Hollywood's Golden Globes ceremony lived up to its reputation on Sunday, with plenty of memorable moments served up to its A-list audience as they guzzled champagne at the Beverly Hilton. Here are some of the key moments: Gervais strikes out British comic Ricky Gervais used his fifth...

Space race: How ‘Star Wars’ became a battleground for diversity

by Andrew MARSZAL "Star Wars" may well be set long ago in a galaxy far, far away but it has become a battleground for a very modern debate over race, gender and sexuality that has sucked in fans and stars alike. The new trilogy launched by...

South Korean popstar Kang Daniel is taking a break to recover from depression and panic disorder

K-Pop singer and songwriter Kang Daniel is on a hiatus from the entertainment industry. Konnect Entertainment, his management company released a statement to the media saying that the 22-year-old is focusing on recovering from health problems. K-Pop culture website Soompi quoted Konnect's statement saying that Kang had...

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" --...