Entertainment  September 26, 2016
Singapore scion buys 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone
Music and pop culture magazine Rolling Stone was founded in 1967A Singapore firm headed by a scion of one of Asia's richest families has bought a 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone, with plans to diversify the iconic magazine into new business including live events and merchandising.BandLab Technologies, a music and technology start-up headed by 28-year-old Kuok Meng Ru, bought the stake for an undisclosed sum a...  Full Story
Sea dogs take the lead at unique US surf competition
Surf dog Sugar, a Collie mix, rides a wave during the 8th annual Surf City Surf Dog event at Huntington Beach, California Dogs big and small, and some in tandem with their owners, braved the large swell that greeted them at a surfing competition with a difference in California.Some dogs bailed off their boards in spectacular wipeouts as waves pounded the shore, but that didn't prevent many of the pups from wagging their tails at the Surf City Surf Dog event in Hunting...  Full Story
Moana's 'brown face' row leaves Disney red faced
(Left) A member of the Ngati Ranana London Maori Club takes part in a haka; French football player Mathieu Debuchy sporting a traditional Maori tattooA social media firestorm that forced Disney to withdraw a movie costume amid accusations it represented "brown face" shows Pacific islanders will no longer accept their culture being cheapened for profit, experts say.Polynesian culture has proved popular in recent years, sparking fads for island-style tattoos, hipster "tiki" bars in the United Stat...  Full Story
Snapchat introduces video-catching sunglasses
Snapcaht announced spectacles cameras that will take video from the perspective of wearers, boast a 115-degree field of view, and capture snippets of video intended for sharing at the serviceVanishing message service Snapchat announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago.The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap Inc., said in an online post that its Spectacles will be "available soon," with media reports pe...  Full Story
Laura Wasser: Hollywood divorce lawyer you want on your side
High-powered US divorce attorney Laura Wasser is representing Angelina Jolie in her split with Brad PittIf you are a celebrity and want to call it quits on your marriage, you probably want to have Laura Wasser in your camp.The high-powered US divorce attorney who is representing Angelina Jolie in what is looking to be an acrimonious split with Brad Pitt has some of Hollywood's A-listers as clients.She recently defended Johnny Depp in his divorce from...  Full Story
In quake film, Mexican actor Bichir sees broken politics
Mexican actor Demian Bichir listed his countryIn his latest film, Mexican actor Demian Bichir plays a man trapped in the rubble after a major earthquake, an ordeal he sees as a symbol of his country's political mess.Ahead of Friday's premiere of "7:19" in Mexico, Bichir listed his country's ills in an interview with AFP, from corruption to a disappointing economy and the much-maligned visit of...  Full Story
Moby launches new album with environmental manifesto
Recording artist Moby will release "These Systems Are Failing" on October 14, which will feature an initial two tracks that echoes the techno sound that made him famous in the 1990sMoby, the electronic artist known for his dark musical undertones and staunch advocacy of animal rights, has announced a new album in the form of an environmental manifesto.Entitled "These Systems Are Failing," the album to be released on October 14 will be the debut of his new act called Moby and the Void Pacific Choir.Moby released an initial two...  Full Story
Heat say Bosh failed physical, not cleared for return
Miami Heat star Chris Bosh pictured i nJune 2016 ha not played since February 9 after the emergence of blood clots in his calfMiami Heat star Chris Bosh, who missed the second half of each of the past two NBA seasons because of blood clots, failed a pre-season physical and can't return to action, the team said Friday."The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of ha...  Full Story
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