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Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh has been elected to the International Olympic Committee
Entertainment, Women’s Corner

Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh has been elected to the International Olympic Committee

Malaysia's very own Oscar-winning actor, Michelle Yeoh, has achieved a remarkable feat by securing a seat on the International Olympic Committee. This achievement comes on the heels of her historic win as the first Asian woman to claim an Academy Award for her outstanding performance in "Everything Everywhere All at Once." With an impressive vote of 67 in favor, nine against, and one abstention, Michelle Yeoh was elected as one of the eight new members on the final day of the 141st IOC session held in Mumbai, India. As the news of her election was announced, an emotional Michelle Yeoh stood up, placing her hand over her heart in a gesture of gratitude. She, along with the other newly elected members, then solemnly took the Olympic oath. Yeoh, a dynamic 61-year-old, who has be...
Taylor Swift concert movie’s advance ticket sales surpass $100 million
Entertainment

Taylor Swift concert movie’s advance ticket sales surpass $100 million

US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs onstage on the first night of her "Eras Tour" at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on March 31, 2023. (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP) (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Image The movie of Taylor Swift's "Eras" tour has sold more than $100 million in advance tickets globally, according to theatre operator AMC, making it the best-selling feature-length concert film in history. The release of "Taylor Swift - The Eras Tour" is scheduled for October 13 in 8,500 theatres across 100 nations. The movie is already on track to surpass "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," which earned $99 million and was released in 2011, to become the most successful concert film ever. The movie "This Is It," which made $261 million worldwide, is not r...
MALAYSIA’S SPOOKIEST HALLOWEEN EVENT RETURNS TO SUNWAY LAGOON: NIGHTS OF FRIGHT 9 BEFALLS WITH BIGGER SCARES AND THRILLS
Entertainment

MALAYSIA’S SPOOKIEST HALLOWEEN EVENT RETURNS TO SUNWAY LAGOON: NIGHTS OF FRIGHT 9 BEFALLS WITH BIGGER SCARES AND THRILLS

Sunway Lagoon proudly announced the 9th annual multi-award and iconic Nights of Fright (NOF9) event in partnership with The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Company from New York. Running from September 29th to October 31st, 2023, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm, this year's event promises to raise the bar for Halloween experiences in Kuala Lumpur with its brand-new horror theme, "Fields of Fear." Launched back in 2013, Nights Of Fright: Festival Of Fear had established itself as Malaysia's one-stop destination for thrill-seekers and horrorphiles to gather every Halloween season. With the most haunted attractions in Asia, NOF9 raises the bar every year with different themes and concepts where adventurers who thirst for a scream-filled night are in for a tri...
OTOGI PLUS and LaLaport BBCC KICKS OFF “TAKE YOUR VOICE TO JAPAN 2023” SINGING COMPETITION TO MALAYSIA
Culture, Entertainment

OTOGI PLUS and LaLaport BBCC KICKS OFF “TAKE YOUR VOICE TO JAPAN 2023” SINGING COMPETITION TO MALAYSIA

OTOGI PLUS and LaLaport BBCC KICKS OFF “TAKE YOUR VOICE TO JAPAN 2023” SINGING COMPETITION TO MALAYSIA Otogi Plus and Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport BUKIT BINTANG CITY CENTRE are thrilled to announce the launch of "Take Your Voice to Japan 2023", an exhilarating singing competition that promises to showcase the finest vocal talents in Malaysia. "Take Your Voice to Japan 2023" is open to all Malaysian residents where the winner will work alongside a renowned Japanese producer to make their global debut. The audition and submission period will take place between 6 October to 20 November 2023 and is open to all Malaysian residents aged 18 to 29 years old. Participants must not have any existing music contract with any entertainment agency to qualify their entry. Each participant is allo...
Spotify’s Premium subscription will come with a selection of 150K audiobooks
Entertainment

Spotify’s Premium subscription will come with a selection of 150K audiobooks

Spotify has revealed its plans for the future of its audiobooks offering. The company unveiled a new business plan on Tuesday afternoon during an event held at its New York offices, under which Spotify Premium users will now have free access to a portion of its audiobook catalogue, which includes 150,000 titles in all. The service will first be available in the United Kingdom and Australia, and will then be available in the United States later this year, with additional markets to follow. “Audiobooks today have one big dominating player. And just like in music and podcasting, we believe that many more consumers want to consume audiobooks and want to listen to audiobooks,” said Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek. “And just like in music and podcasting, we’re really excited to b...
The debut show of The Sphere is a sight to behold
Entertainment

The debut show of The Sphere is a sight to behold

The Las Vegas Sphere, a huge, dome-shaped venue covered with more than a million LEDs, hosted U2 for its inaugural performance. The live performance, which featured songs from the band's album Achtung, Baby, marked the beginning of a string of appearances the group would give there through the end of December. As of this writing, the least expensive tickets for the performances that haven't sold out yet start at roughly $400. According to social media footage, performances at The Sphere can be breathtaking, possibly sickening, and unquestionably expensive to execute. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/ZTVg1Qajblo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhXnvXPkXmY&t=203s
End of the journey for Dumbledore
Entertainment, The IKON

End of the journey for Dumbledore

Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon, best known to global audiences for playing the wise professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film franchise and regarded as one of the greatest British performers by Arthur Miller and others, has died. He was 82. Gambon's family announced his death via a public relations firm in a brief statement released on Thursday. “Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife, Anne, and son Fergus at his bedside, following a bout of pneumonia,” the statement said. Gambon began his career on stage in the early 1960s and eventually moved on to television and film. He played a psychotic crime boss in Peter Greenaway's 1989 film The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, as well as an elderly King George V in Tom Hooper's 2010...
Nippon TV to Acquire Studio Ghibli
Culture, Entertainment

Nippon TV to Acquire Studio Ghibli

Hayao Miyazaki's renowned Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli, said that it will be acquired by private broadcaster Nippon TV, citing his advanced age. Studio Ghibli, which Miyazaki started in 1985 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animators in history, is best known for producing the beloved animated films My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away, both of which won Oscars. Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli Miyazaki is now 82 years old, while the top producer at the studio is 75. In a joint statement between Studio Ghibli and NTV, said "We have long struggled with the question: who the successor will be". Goro Miyazaki, Miyazaki's son and anime director, was regularly pushed as a prospective successor. However, according to the statement, he "f...