Sudden death of popular Terrace House star shocks Japan, fans

TOKYO (Reuters) – The sudden death of Hana Kimura, a 22-year-old professional wrestler and a cast member in the popular Netflix reality show “Terrace House” shocked fans and raised... Read more »

Spandau Ballet star helps Singapore quizzer win fight for radio prize

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A Singaporean quiz participant has prevailed in a battle with a radio station that denied him a cash prize over his pronunciation of Spandau Ballet singer... Read more »

Sydney fans enjoy live concert at COVID-safe drive-in

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Singer-songwriter Casey Donovan performed on stage in Sydney on Thursday in a free concert that treated fans to some of the first live music many had... Read more »

Police warn writer Gaiman over lockdown trip from New Zealand to Scotland

FILE PHOTO: British author Neil Gaiman talks to a reporter as he arrives at the premiere of the animated movie “Coraline” in Portland, Oregon February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Richard Clement... Read more »

At the movies: ‘Ben Hur’ and ‘Wizard of Oz’ as Japan reopens

TOKYO (Reuters) – The chariots of 1959 epic “Ben Hur” and the yellow brick road of 1939 fantasy “The Wizard of Oz” are back on the big screen in... Read more »

South Korea’s BTS boyband management apologises over bar visit

SEOUL (Reuters) – The manager of South Korea’s popular boyband BTS has apologised on behalf of one of its members who went to a bar in April, contrary to... Read more »

Amazon Prime snags Bollywood premieres, angering theater owners

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Amazon Prime Video, Amazon’s streaming service, will screen several new Indian films originally meant for theatrical release this month, sparking protests from cinema owners as the... Read more »

Amazon Prime snags Bollywood premieres as pandemic closes theatres

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Amazon Prime Video, Amazon’s streaming service, said it will screen several new Indian films that were originally meant for theatrical release on its platform, starting later... Read more »

No kissing, no fighting as TV soap ‘Neighbours’ resumes filming

MELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – Australian soap opera “Neighbours” is filming again, but don’t expect any kisses, hugs or punch-ups in the new episodes as cast members adhere to strict... Read more »

Japanese author Murakami to DJ ‘Stay Home’ radio special as virus shutdown continues

FILE PHOTO: Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, laureate of Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award 2016, is seen outside H. C. Andersen’s house in Odense, Denmark October 30, 2016. Scanpix Denmark/Henning... Read more »