Category Archives: Asian News

Taiwan celebrity host Dee Hsu loses RM4.9m in endorsements for referring to Taiwanese Olympians as ‘national competitors’

Taiwan celebrity host Dee Hsu loses RM4.9m in endorsements for referring to Taiwanese Olympians as ‘national competitors’

screenmixAugust 4, 2021

Taiwanese celebrity host Dee Hsu lost RM4.9 million in endorsements after referring to Taiwan’s Olympians as national competitors. — Picture via Instagram KUALA LUMPUR, ...

Chinese pop star Kris Wu deregistered from Chinese social media following arrest for rape

Chinese pop star Kris Wu deregistered from Chinese social media following arrest for rape

screenmixAugust 4, 2021

Chinese hip-hop star Kris Wu’s social media account has been removed from Weibo after his arrest for rape. — Picture via Facebook KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — Days after his ...

‘The Suicide Squad’ seeks redemption for DC supervillains — and director

‘The Suicide Squad’ seeks redemption for DC supervillains — and director

screenmixAugust 4, 2021

Director James Gunn poses at the premiere for the film ‘The Suicide Squad’ in Los Angeles August 2, 2021. —Reuters pic LOS ANGELES, Aug 4 — When James Gunn was asked to direct ...

DaBaby loses more gigs despite new apology for anti-gay remarks

DaBaby loses more gigs despite new apology for anti-gay remarks

screenmixAugust 3, 2021

DaBaby performs during the BET Awards at Microsoft theatre in Los Angeles June 27, 2021. — Reuters pic NEW YORK, Aug 4 — Rapper DaBaby was dropped from the line-up of two more ...

Singer R. Kelly appears in NY court before sex abuse trial begins

Singer R. Kelly appears in NY court before sex abuse trial begins

screenmixAugust 3, 2021

Prosecutors said the 54-year-old Kelly ran a criminal scheme in which women and underage girls were recruited to have sexual activity with him. — Reuters pic NEW YORK, Aug 4 — ...

Siti Nordiana files defamation suit against five individuals over remarks on Instagram

Siti Nordiana files defamation suit against five individuals over remarks on Instagram

screenmixAugust 3, 2021

Actress Siti Nordiana Alias has filed a defamation suit against five individuals over alleged defamatory remarks made about her. — Picture courtesy of Facebook/Siti Nordiana ...

BTS-themed vaccination drive in Indonesia held to encourage more to get their jabs

BTS-themed vaccination drive in Indonesia held to encourage more to get their jabs

screenmixAugust 3, 2021

A citizen posing in the vaccination centre with a backdrop featuring the Korean boyband. — Picture via Twitter KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 ― A BTS-inspired vaccination  exercise ...

BTS-themed vaccination drive in Indonesia held to encourage more to get their jabs

BTS-themed vaccination drive in Indonesia held to encourage more to get their jabs

screenmixAugust 3, 2021

A citizen posing in the vaccination centre with a backdrop featuring the Korean boyband. — Picture via Twitter KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 ― A BTS-inspired vaccination  exercise ...

Hong Kong Cantopop singer Anthony Wong charged with corruption for performing at a political rally

Hong Kong Cantopop singer Anthony Wong charged with corruption for performing at a political rally

screenmixAugust 3, 2021

Anthony Wong (right) was a vocalist for the Cantopop duo Tat Ming Pair during the 1980s before embarking on a solo career. ― Picture via Facebook/ Tat Ming Pair KUALA LUMPUR, ...

US comedian Kathy Griffin to undergo surgery for lung cancer

US comedian Kathy Griffin to undergo surgery for lung cancer

screenmixAugust 2, 2021

Comedian Kathy Griffin poses at the 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars benefit gala in Beverly Hills, California October 14, 2014. ― Reuters pic LOS ANGELES, Aug 3 ― American ...

Amazon’s pricey ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series to launch Sept 2022

Amazon’s pricey ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series to launch Sept 2022

screenmixAugust 2, 2021

A gallery assistant poses for a photograph with a clapper board used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings film ‘Return of the King’ in Bonhams auction house in London July ...

Funeral service for rapper Biz Markie held in New York

Funeral service for rapper Biz Markie held in New York

screenmixAugust 2, 2021

People stand guard next to the casket for late rapper Marcel Theo Hall, known by his stage name Biz Markie, during the funeral service in Patchogue, New York August 2, 2021. ― ...

Hong Kong actor Moses Chan hopes to spend more time in Malaysia with own property here

Hong Kong actor Moses Chan hopes to spend more time in Malaysia with own property here

screenmixAugust 2, 2021

Hong Kong actor Moses Chan hopes to be able to come to Malaysia more often now that he owns a property here. — Photo from Instagram/ moses_chan_ KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — TVB’s ...

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Washington to be turned into a landmark

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Washington to be turned into a landmark

screenmixAugust 2, 2021

The childhood home of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in Washington will be turned into a landmark. — AFP pic KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — The childhood home of Nirvana frontman ...

Korean heartthrob Park Seo-joon confirmed joining ‘Captain Marvel’ sequel alongside Brie Larson

Korean heartthrob Park Seo-joon confirmed joining ‘Captain Marvel’ sequel alongside Brie Larson

screenmixAugust 2, 2021

Park Seo-joon will join the cast of ‘The Marvel’. — Picture via Instagram KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — Korean heartthrob Park Seo-joon has been officially named as part of the cast ...

US music fest Lollapalooza drops DaBaby over HIV comments

US music fest Lollapalooza drops DaBaby over HIV comments

screenmixAugust 1, 2021

DaBaby performs during the BET Awards at Microsoft theatre in Los Angeles June 27, 2021. — Reuters pic LOS ANGELES, Aug 2 — The US music festival Lollapalooza announced Sunday ...

‘Jungle Cruise’ Docks With US$34m in Theaters, US$30m on Disney Plus

‘Jungle Cruise’ Docks With US$34m in Theaters, US$30m on Disney Plus

screenmixAugust 1, 2021

Cast members Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt attend the premiere for the film ‘Jungle Cruise’ at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California July 24, 2021. — Reuters pic ...

New Netflix documentary on ‘multi-layered’ Michael Schumacher

New Netflix documentary on ‘multi-layered’ Michael Schumacher

screenmixJuly 31, 2021

Germany’s Michael Schumacher smiles in the pit area after completing his second qualifying session of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix in this August 15, 1998 file ...

New York’s Broadway mandates vaccines, masks for all shows

New York’s Broadway mandates vaccines, masks for all shows

screenmixJuly 31, 2021

Broadway, which closed when coronavirus first swept New York in spring last year, is due to fully reopen in September. — Picture via ETX Studio NEW YORK, Aug 1 — Broadway will ...

Chinese pop star Kris Wu detained on suspicion of rape

Chinese pop star Kris Wu detained on suspicion of rape

screenmixJuly 31, 2021

File photo of Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu. — Picture via Instagram/kriswu BEIJING, July 31 — Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu has been detained on suspicion of rape, ...

Pioneer of Caribbean zouk music dies

Pioneer of Caribbean zouk music dies

screenmixJuly 31, 2021

File photo of Jacob Desvarieux, — ETX Studio pic PARIS, July 31 — Jacob Desvarieux, the Guadeloupean co-founder of Caribbean band Kassav’ which shot to global fame in the ...

‘Better Call Saul’ star Odenkirk recovering from ‘small heart attack’

‘Better Call Saul’ star Odenkirk recovering from ‘small heart attack’

screenmixJuly 31, 2021

Actor Bob Odenkirk fell ill in New Mexico on Tuesday during production of the sixth and final season his darkly humorous AMC cable network series, and was taken to a hospital ...

How Rick Astley broke the internet with 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (VIDEO)

How Rick Astley broke the internet with 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (VIDEO)

screenmixJuly 30, 2021

Rick Astley released his hit song ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ in 1987. — Screen capture via YouTube/Rick Astley LOS ANGELES, July 31 — What do Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, ...

Hollywood agency slams Disney in heated dispute over Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’

Hollywood agency slams Disney in heated dispute over Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’

screenmixJuly 30, 2021

Actress Scarlett Johansson, one of the most popular actors in Hollywood and among its highest earners, has made nine Marvel films with Disney. — AFP pic LOS ANGELES, July 31 — ...

Amanda Knox criticises ‘Stillwater’ film for profiting off her story

Amanda Knox criticises ‘Stillwater’ film for profiting off her story

screenmixJuly 30, 2021

Amanda Knox, who returned to Italy for the first time since being cleared of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, cries as she speaks at the Criminal Justice ...

New York judge finds Cuba Gooding Jr liable in rape accuser’s civil lawsuit

New York judge finds Cuba Gooding Jr liable in rape accuser’s civil lawsuit

screenmixJuly 30, 2021

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr departs after a hearing at New York Criminal Court in the Manhattan borough of New York August 13, 2020. — Reuters pic NEW YORK, July 30 — A US judge on ...

Lucasfilm hires YouTube artist behind ‘Star Wars’ deepfake

Lucasfilm hires YouTube artist behind ‘Star Wars’ deepfake

screenmixJuly 29, 2021

Jon Favreau is the creator of ‘The Mandalorian.’ ― AFP pic LOS ANGELES, July 30 — A YouTuber famous for making “deepfakes” of scenes from iconic film and ...

Harvey Weinstein bid to dismiss two sex charges fails

Harvey Weinstein bid to dismiss two sex charges fails

screenmixJuly 29, 2021

Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves Criminal Court during his sexual assault trial in New York February 6, 2020. — Reuters pic LOS ANGELES, July 30 — Disgraced Hollywood ...

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ streaming release

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ streaming release

screenmixJuly 29, 2021

‘Black Widow’ is set to be the first of a jam-packed raft of new Marvel films, with 12 splashy good-versus-evil extravaganzas due in theaters by the end of 2023. — ...

Spanish judge seeks tax fraud trial for pop singer Shakira

Spanish judge seeks tax fraud trial for pop singer Shakira

screenmixJuly 29, 2021

Shakira’s representatives argue she did not live in Spain until 2015 and has met all of her tax obligations.— AFP pic MADRID, July 29 — A Spanish judge has seen ...