Entertainment Filipino fan of US singer Taylor Swift, Aliza Ponciano, wears friendship bracelets as she queues to enter the National Stadium on the first day of her concert in Singapore, 02 March 2024. (EPA)

Singapore Says Taylor Swift Gig Grant Not as High as Speculated 

Singapore said Monday its grant to Taylor Swift for her concerts in the city was nowhere near as high as speculated, following media reports that the superstar…

Entertainment  This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet in a scene from "Dune: Part Two." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

‘Dune: Part Two’ Brings Spice Power to the Box Office with $81.5 Million Debut

Movie theaters were looking for a savoir and “Dune: Part Two” is delivering on the promise. Armed with sandworms, big screen spectacle and the star power of…

Entertainment Raye had been nominated in a record seven categories. HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP

UK Singer-songwriter Raye Sweeps Brit Awards

Rising star Raye on Saturday swept the UK's top music awards, setting a record for winning the most prizes in a single year. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter…

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Entertainment A still from a video clip played in court shows actor Alec Baldwin during a trial at the First Judicial District Courthouse in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February, 29, 2024. (Photo by Gabriela CAMPOS / POOL / AFP)

Film Director Shot by Alec Baldwin Says it Felt Like Being Hit by Baseball Bat

A movie director who was shot by Alec Baldwin during a movie rehearsal — and survived — testified Friday at trial that he was approaching the cinematographer…

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Entertainment Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg with his wife Priscilla Chan upon arrival at Jamnagar Airport. Reliance/AFP

Rihanna, Zuckerberg in India for Party Thrown by Asia's Richest Man

Pop star Rihanna and Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg were in India Friday for an extravagant party hosted by Asia's richest man, with celebrations expected to…

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Entertainment An AMC theater is pictured in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

AMC Tumbles as Hollywood Strikes, Higher Expenses Hit Results

AMC Entertainment slumped nearly 8% on Thursday as the movie industry continued to reel from the impact of twin Hollywood strikes, driving the theater chain to…

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Entertainment Singer Cyndi Lauper plays the dulcimer as she perform at the Women Rock! Girls and Guitars concert, late October 12, 2000 in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Cyndi Lauper Inks Deal with Firm behind ABBA Voyage for New Immersive Performance Project

Legendary pop icon Cyndi Lauper, who rose to fame in the 1980s with hits such as “Time After Time” and “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” has entered a partnership…

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Entertainment  This image released by HBO shows Kate Winslet in a scene from "The Regime." (HBO via AP)

Kate Winslet’s ‘Regime’ Is Not a Dictatorship — Behind the Scenes, at Least

Kate Winslet is running things — on and off the set of her new TV show, "The Regime." In the HBO show premiering Sunday, she plays Elena Vernham — also…

Entertainment (From L) Mark Orton, Alexander Payne, and Kevin Tent arrive for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 14th Annual Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles on January 9, 2024. (AFP)

For Each Best Picture Oscar Hopeful, Film Editors Are Key 

Whether they are snipping an actor's lengthy stare, obliging the viewer to process rapid-fire images or creating tension with a pause, film editors who work in…

Entertainment Cast members Greta Lee, John Magaro and Teo Yoo attend a photo call to promote the movie 'Past Lives' at the 73rd Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, February 19, 2023. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

Director: Oscar-nominated 'Past Lives' Was Inspired by Immigrant Experience

Korean-Canadian director Celine Song said her life as an immigrant inspired the Oscar-nominated film "Past Lives", speaking ahead of its release in South…

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Entertainment A general view shows gondolas as revellers take part in the Venice carnival, in Venice, Italy, February 4, 2023. (Reuters)

Thousands of Artists Ask Venice Biennale to Exclude Israel

Almost 9,000 people, including artists, curators and museum directors, have signed an online appeal calling for Israel to be excluded from this year's Venice…

Entertainment Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2016. (AP)

Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer Will Present at the Oscars (Plus Everything Else You Need to Know) 

After a winter barrage of award shows — the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys — the grandaddy of them all, the Academy Awards, are around the corner. The…

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Entertainment This image released by FX shows Hiroyuki Sanada as Yoshii Toranaga in a scene from "Shogun." (FX via AP)

FX Reaches Back Over 400 Years for Its Next Ambitious Series, Adapting the Hit Novel ‘Shogun’ 

When FX sent screenwriter Justin Marks a copy of James Clavell’s hit 1975 novel “Shogun” with the idea of turning it into a series, he initially couldn’t put…

Entertainment US President Joe Biden (R), flanked by host Seth Meyers (L), eats an ice cream cone at Van Leeuwen Ice Cream after taping an episode of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in New York City on February 26, 2024. (AFP)

Will Taylor Swift Endorse Him in 2024? Biden Says That’s ‘Classified’ 

US President Joe Biden made light of conspiracy theories about him and pop superstar Taylor Swift during an appearance on a late night show and had a ready…

Entertainment US singer Taylor Swift (L) and her father Scott Kingsley Swift (top R) cheer as they watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on December 17, 2023. (Getty Images North America / AFP)

Photographer Accuses Taylor Swift’s Dad of Punching Him in the Face on Sydney Waterfront 

A photographer told police he was punched in the face by Taylor Swift’s father on the Sydney waterfront on Tuesday, hours after the pop star’s Australian tour…

Entertainment US actress Da'Vine Joy Randolph arrives for the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, February 24, 2024. (AFP)

‘Holdovers’ Star Downplays Oscar Hype After Latest Win at Spirit Awards

Da'Vine Joy Randolph has won every major prize going this film award season for her supporting role in "The Holdovers" -- but she insists she is taking nothing…

Entertainment Songwriter Scott George, member of the Osage Native Americans Tribe, poses for a picture at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, on February 14, 2024. (AFP)

Indigenous Musician Goes -- Reluctantly -- For Oscars Glory 

Scott George spends his weekdays providing affordable housing for Native American families in Oklahoma, and his weekends singing at traditional Osage dances. …

Entertainment US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs during the first night of the The Eras Tour in Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, 16 February 2024. (EPA)

Hotels, Flights Booked Out as ‘Swift Effect’ Hits Singapore 

The "Swift effect" is about to hit Southeast Asia but Singapore has left some of its neighbors seeing red while it profits from a Taylor-made tourism boom as…

Entertainment Christopher Nolan, nominated for Best Director for "Oppenheimer" which is also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture, and his wife Emma Thomas, producer of "Oppenheimer", attend the Nominees Luncheon for the 96th Oscars in Beverly Hills, California, US, February 12, 2024. (Reuters)

‘Oppenheimer’ Keeps Devouring Awards with Top Prize at Producers Guild, with Oscars up Next 

With two weeks to go before the Oscars, "Oppenheimer" looks unstoppable. Director and producer Christopher Nolan’s tale of the life of J. Robert…

Entertainment Celine Song receives the Best Feature award for "Past Lives" during the 39th Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, US, February 25, 2024. (Reuters)

‘Past Lives,’ ‘American Fiction’ and ‘The Holdovers’ Are Big Winners at Independent Spirit Awards 

Celine Song’s quiet romance "Past Lives" won two of the biggest awards at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Sunday afternoon, including best feature and best…

Entertainment Cast members of Oppenheimer pose with the award Cast in a Motion Picture at the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles, California, US, February 24, 2024. REUTERS/Mike Blake

‘Oppenheimer' Steamrolls Toward Oscars with SAG Award Wins

Historical epic "Oppenheimer" picked up more prizes on Saturday at Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, bolstering the movie's chances to score the…

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Entertainment US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs during the first night of the The Eras Tour in Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, 16 February 2024. (EPA)

London’s V&A Museum Seeks Taylor Swift Superfan for Advisory Role 

Calling all Taylor Swift superfans: your dream job has just been posted. Britain's V&A museum is looking for a Taylor Swift superfan adviser, one of…

Entertainment Spanish guitar legend Paco de Lucia, whose talent revolutionized flamenco and brought it to the world stage, died on February 25, 2014. RAFA RIVAS / AFP/File

10 Years on, the Legend of Flamenco Icon Paco de Lucia Lives On

Spanish guitar legend Paco de Lucia, who died 10 years ago on Sunday, couldn't read music but his talent revolutionized flamenco, causing its popularity to…

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Entertainment Elton John performs "(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman during the Oscars show at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Elton John Items Fetch $8 Million at New York Auction

Nearly $100,000 for Elton John's monogrammed silver boots and around $2 million for a triptych by street artist Banksy from his collection: the music icon's…

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