Mystical ‘Doctor Strange’ returns in ‘scariest’ Marvel film ever

LOS ANGELES: Walt Disney Co’s Marvel Studios takes a turn into horror territory in a new “Doctor Strange” movie that begins its global rollout in theaters on Wednesday. Benedict Cumberbatch stars in “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,” a

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Netflix, KPMG, PwC, AMEX sever ties with Russia

Netflix, a global entertainment streaming service, major accounting firms KPMG and PwC and financial services firm American Express cut ties with Russia on Sunday as the country’s conflict with Ukraine escalated. The latest fighting has stalled efforts to evacuate 200,000

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Ed Sheeran wins best artist as MTV Europe Music Awards returns to live format

BUDAPEST: English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran won best artist and best song for “Bad Habits”, while K-pop stars BTS snatched four awards at MTV’s Europe Music Awards, which returned as an in-person event after a virtual 2020 edition due to the pandemic.

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Big wins for Olivia Colman, Kate Winslet at TV’s Emmy Awards

Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor won the top television Emmy awards for drama actors on Sunday, on a banner night for British talent, dominated by “The Crown” and comedy “Ted Lasso.”Colman and O’Connor, who played Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles,

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Kobe Bryant autograph on last game court piece hits auction block

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s autograph, on a hardwood section of the court where he played his last game, is on the auction block online and expected to fetch at least $500,000 next week. The four-panel floor piece, measuring 4 feet

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Singer Sandra Dianne dies

KUALA LUMPUR: Singer, Sandra Dianne who fell unconscious after being involved in an accident last Saturday died at the Putrajaya Hospital this morning. Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director Supt Azman Shariat said the contestant of the Big Stage 2020 reality show died at about 1

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Finas wants to bring classic films to the younger generation

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) wishes to air old films to highlight Malaysia’s history up to about 60 years ago, in conjunction with our independence day next month. Finas chairman Zakaria Abdul Hamid said the corporation might

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California says film and TV production can resume as early as June 12

 Film and TV cameras can start rolling in California as soon as June 12, state officials said on Friday as they approved new guidelines to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on sets. Producers will need approval from local

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Cannes Film Festival to not go virtual, will team up with other movie galas to show selected films

The organisers of the Cannes Film Festival have ruled out the possibility of a physical movie gala, while hinting that they will join hands with other festivals slated to be held later this year. The 73rd edition of the premier

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Japan’s coronavirus lockdown strips exotic dancer of her savings

TOKYO: Exotic dancer Aya Yumiko has been living off her savings since March waiting for the bars and clubs in Tokyo where she performs in burlesque shows to reopen. But a decision by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week to

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