‘A Taxi Driver’ Beats Song Joong-Ki’s ‘Battleship Island’ At The Box Office

Historical drama A Taxi Driver has beaten Battleship Island at the box office with a foreign and local total gross of $80 million, compared to the Song Joong-ki’s starrer which had a total gross of $45 million. The film stars Song Kang-ho (Snowpiercer) as Kim Man-seop, a taxi driver who takes a German journalist, played […]

‘The Bachelorette’ Sophie Monk Saves Franchise, Pulls Off Record Ratings For Ten

Sophie Monk is probably Network Ten’s best decision to have as the new star of The Bachelorette. Her debut brought record launch ratings to the series, with 1.22 million viewers, and according to The Australian, had the biggest launch audience for any Australian version of The Bachelorette or its male equivalent, The Bachelor. Furthermore, the […]

Lee Joon-Gi Among Those ‘Blacklisted’ In South Korea By Former President

News recently broke from various foreign newspapers that Lee Joon-gi is among those “blacklisted” in Korea by the government, together with a few other entertainers, cultural artists, and public figures. According to Yonhap News, the government of former conservative President Lee Myung-bak is suspected of blacklisting left-leaning cultural figures. It was also reported that the […]

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Dares Mariah Carey To Collaborate With Them

They were labeled a “dad band” when they visited Singapore recently for a one-night only concert at the National Stadium. Speaking to Channel NewsAsia‘s Yvonne Chan, Dave Grohl said, “no one’s ever called us a ‘dad band’ before!” before exchanging high fives with the members of the Foo Fighters. As the band turned 23-years-old this […]

Anna Faris Realizes The Importance Of Girlfriends After Split With Chris Pratt

It hasn’t been long since Anna Faris and Chris Pratt broke everyone’s hearts and made us stop believing in love. They were one of the few celebrity couples who seem to have mastered the formula of keeping it together despite the uncertain relationships that tend to plague Hollywood. So it came as a surprise when […]

Nintendo Updates Super Mario’s CV, He’s Not A Plumber Anymore

It seems even game characters need to level up—career wise. The gaming world was surprised after Nintendo fans found out that its iconic red-jumpsuited plumber, Mario, has undergone a career change. As Nintendo’s most famous character, the Japanese gaming giant thought it best to update his CV. It was Kotaku that noticed the change in […]

Qatar Now Visa-Free For 80 Countries Amid Two-Month Boycott

Qatar announced on Wednesday that it would allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries. This is the country’s bid to encourage air transport and tourism amid the ban imposed upon them by its neighbors in the Gulf. According to Reuters, citizens from dozens of countries in Europe will now receive tourist visas on arrival. […]

Kate Beckinsale And Matt Rife Over, Romance ‘Fizzled Out’

Could the May-December affair between Kate Beckinsale and Matt Rife be over? A source tells Us Weekly that indeed the fledgling romance between the 44-year-old Serendipity star and the 21-year-old aspiring actor and comedian has “fizzled out.” The couple was first spotted at the Sherman Oaks Galleria on June 27, where Beckinsale was said to […]

Sean Spicer Passes On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Stint

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer reportedly turned down a spot on the next season of Dancing with the Stars. According to HuffPost, after he resigned from his post in the Trump administration, Spicer met with major TV networks about new opportunities. Just last month, he was spotted across the street from CBS News […]

A Gaffe For The ‘Prince of Gaffes’: Publication Mistakenly Announce Prince Philip’s Death On Day Of Retirement

Prince Philip is one tough cookie as he survives yet another “death” announced by the media. In a massively erroneous report, the Daily Telegraph published an incomplete article online Wednesday announcing the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing. The Guardian reported, that the article, which has since been taken down, read, “The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving […]

Sofia Vergara To Launch Underwear Business, Says There’s No Shame In Being Seductive

When it comes to being sexy, Sofia Vergara has it down pat—that even her name has a romantic and seductive ring to it. So it is only fitting for the Modern Family star to put up a business, which involves underwear. Together with her partner Renata Black, Sofia has put up Eby, a subscription service […]

Prince George All Set For Primary School, But First He Needs A Surname

Prince George is ready to start primary school at the £6,000 per term private day school Thomas’s in Battersea, London this September. According to the Mirror, the school which encourages its pupils to “be kind” and show “generosity of spirit,” may not exactly set a good example if the royal’s teacher calls out “Prince George” […]

WWII Film ‘The Battleship Island’ Marks So Ji-sub’s Return Onscreen

Historical action film The Battleship Island marks So Ji-sub’s return from enlistment and back onscreen. He recently had a chat with Yonhap News for the promotion of his first movie after two years, and shared that filming was “mentally intense.” The actor revealed that he was not aware of what he was getting into when […]

Justin Bieber Joins List of Artists Blacklisted In China

Is it too late for Justin Bieber to say sorry? Apparently so, as Beijing’s Culture Bureau has banned the Canadian pop star from performing in China. According to BBC, the ministry released a statement saying that it was not appropriate to allow entertainers to perform who have engaged in “bad behavior.” Justin last performed in […]

British Airways Pulls Out All The Stops In Star-Studded Safety Video For A Great Cause

Airline safety videos are often ignored by flight passengers who want nothing more than to go straight to sleep or watch the featured movies available onscreen as soon as they reach their designated seats. Because of this, airlines have tried to find ways to draw their passengers’ attention to the aircraft’s safety videos by coming […]

Katie Price Considering Career In Medicine, Secretly Training To Be A Paramedic

Katie Price made a startling revelation when she confessed that she’s training to be a paramedic. The former glamour model has been secretly yearning for a career in the medical profession, and she revealed that she was training to be a nurse when she left school. According to the Mirror, the 39-year-old mother of five […]

‘Overwatch’ League Initial Teams Announced, First Season To Take Place In Los Angeles Later This Year

Activision Blizzard has just announced the first seven teams and partners for the Overwatch League. According to Mashable, the first seven cities participating are Boston, Los Angeles, Miami-Orlando, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, and Shanghai. The Overwatch League is Blizzard’s ambitious attempt to link professional Overwatch teams to cities around the globe. This was first […]

Kermit The Frog’s New Voice To Debut In Next ‘Muppets Thought Of The Week’

Kermit the Frog’s puppeteer of almost three decades has stepped down from his post as the lovable green frog’s voice. Steve Whitmire, who has supplied Kermit’s unique nasal tones since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson in 1990, is leaving the Muppets, according to ABC News, and he is being replaced by Matt Vogel. […]

New ‘Pokemon’ Movie ‘I Choose You’ Drops Ash’s Friends, Misty And Brock

It is Pokemon’s 20th anniversary, and this month, the Japanese franchise is set to release its new movie, Pokemon: I Choose You. The movie will serve as a retelling of Ash Ketchum’s adventures in the Indigo League and will be based on the original anime series. However, fans would be disappointed to know that Ash’s […]

Nokia To Benefit From Xiaomi’s Tech As Companies Ink Multi-Year Patent Agreement

Nokia and Xiaomi announced a multi-year patent agreement between the two companies, which includes cross-licensing cellular standard essential patents. According to CNBC, the companies reached an agreement on Wednesday to cross license patents from each other, which will help both in developing new products. The partnership means that Nokia will provide network infrastructure equipment, which […]

Ed Sheeran Quits Twitter As Haters Call Him A ‘Ginger Busker’

Being referred to as a “ginger busker” on Twitter one too many times, among other more vicious insults, has probably gotten the best of Ed Sheeran that he decided to quit the social media platform. Speaking to The Sun, the “Shape of You” singer said that he has completely come off Twitter, saying that he […]

Dwayne Johnson Shares First Trailer For ‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle ‘

The first trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has just been shared by Dwayne Johnson on his Facebook page. Introducing his new film, where he plays a “super explorer who may have a strength or two,” Johnson let his followers privy to a modern take on the classic Jumanji, where he “can take down […]

Qualcomm Releases Snapdragon 450 Chip To Power Budget Phones With Longer Battery Life, Real-Time Bokeh

Qualcomm’s newly unveiled Snapdragon 450 offers extremely efficient energy usage. The chipset, which is built using the same 14nm process as the Snapdragon 625 SoC used on BlackBerry KEYone and Moto Z Play, provides four additional hours of battery life. According to Phone Arena, a true octa-core CPU is found inside the Snapdragon 450 with […]

‘Petya’ Ransomware Cyberattack Blamed On Tax Software

The Petya ransomware that plagued companies in Europe on Tuesday might have stemmed from corrupted updates of an accountancy software. Reports said that the Ukrainian tax-filing software, M.E.Doc, might have been the source of infection, but the company has denied these allegations. According to BBC, a number of security experts claim to have logs revealing […]

Manny Pacquiao’s ‘Disinterested Press Conference’ Performance Lands Him Title Of ‘World Champion Texter’

Manny Pacquiao seems to have paid more attention to his mobile phone during Wednesday’s official press conference at Suncorp Stadium for his fight with Australia’s Jeff Horn. His mobile phone antics struck Horn as the Filipino boxing great not really taking Sunday’s Battle of Brisbane seriously enough. According to Fox Sports, Pacquiao spent most of […]

Europe Hit By Major Ransomware Attack Bringing Businesses To A Close

A major ransomware attack has brought businesses in Europe to a close. The fresh attack is reminiscent of the WanneCry virus, which hit various computers across the globe just last month. The Daily Mail reports that among those heavily hit is Ukraine’s central bank, Kiev’s Boryspil Airport, Russian oil company Rosnoft and Danish shipping giant […]

‘Clash Of Clans’: Supercell Changes Builder Hall 6 Update After Uproar Over Demo Tests

Supercell is making changes to the Clash of Clans Builder Hall 6 update. According to iTech Post, the changes were made after players reacted to the demo trials of the game. In addition, Supercell also felt the need to adjust the power levels of the new units as it seemed to make the game too […]

Miranda Kerr Surrenders $8.1 Million Worth Of Jewelry Linked To Corruption

Miranda Kerr handed over $8.1 million worth of jewelry to the U.S. Justice Department on Friday. The jewelry was said to be gifts from Jho Low, a financier figuring in a corruption scandal that has engulfed the Malaysian government. Kerr and Jho Low dated for a year in 2014. The jewelry, which were gifts to […]

SEGA Forever Too Good To Be True? Mike Evans Comes To SEGA’s Defense

When SEGA announced last week that it was launching SEGA Forever, a service that allows people to play classic games for free on iOS and Android, fans were ecstatic. Although it sounded too good to be true, SEGA fans anticipated the launch with excitement. However, Digital Foundry’s John Linneman warned players away from the games, […]

Queen Elizabeth ‘Broke The Law,’ An Onlooker Reports To Police

An eagle-eyed citizen reportedly caught Queen Elizabeth II not wearing her seatbelt and promptly called 999, the UK’s emergency-only service. The Queen was en route to Westminster with Prince Charles to attend the formal start of the Parliamentary year when the West Yorkshire Police received the call. According to Mashable, the onlooker thought he’d report […]

Ed Sheeran Reveals Who He Wants To Have A Love Scene With And His Demands At The Glastonbury Festival

While Ed Sheeran was being interviewed on ITV’s Lorraine ahead of his set at the Glastonbury festival, the singer revealed he’d like to do a “love scene” with Dame Helen Mirren. “I’ve always loved Helen Mirren…me and Helen could do a love scene,” the singer said randomly as Mirror UK reports. “I guess that sounds […]

‘Ruler: Master Of The Mask’ Dominates In Mid-Week Drama Race

Ruler: Master of the Mask is leading in the mid-week drama race. When Episodes 25 and 26 aired last Wednesday evening, Nielsen Korea recorded a 10.6 and 13.2 percent viewership, placing it ahead of the Wednesday-Thursday late night drama race. According to Yonhap News, the show is broadcast in a new format, where instead of […]

SEGA Forever: Every SEGA Game Ever Made Is Coming To iOS And Android For Free

Good news to all SEGA fans and retro gamers. Every SEGA game ever made is coming to iOS and Android, and it’s free-to-play. SEGA has just announced SEGA Forever, which will offer games released for every console era—Master System, Genesis/Mega Drive, Dreamcast and more—via smartphone or tablet. SEGA Forever will launch this week on iOS […]

‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Film Sets Sights On Ron Howard To Replace Phil Lord And Christopher Miller As Director

In the middle of filming the yet untitled Han Solo Star Wars spinoff, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will not be continuing with the project. Citing creative differences as the main reason for the split, the directors revealed that their “vision and process were not aligned” with that […]

Netflix Lets Kids Take Control Of Storytelling With Interactive Programming

Netflix has just launched its first interactive TV programming that allows kids to choose how the story will proceed. The interactive feature has been in development for almost two years. According to Netflix, content creators want to tell non-linear stories, where viewers can choose between two branching narratives. They have been studying two beloved and […]

Diana ‘The White Mamba’ Taurasi Tributes WNBA Scoring Record To Teammates

When Diana Taurasi nailed a layup on Phoenix Mercury’s game against Los Angeles Sparks on June 18, the game was stopped as the crowd at the Staples Center, including LA Laker’s star Kobe Bryant, gave her a standing ovation. History was made as the 35-year-old WNBA star is now the league’s top scorer at 7,494 […]

Netflix Film ‘Okja’ Raking In Ticket Sales Despite Multiplex Chains’ Boycott

Three major movie chains in South Korea are in a standoff with Netflix and will not be screening Okja. The film by Bong Joon-ho is due on June 29, movie theater chains CGV, Lotte Cinema, and Megabox had resolved not to cave in to Netflix’s demand to release the movie simultaneously with the online launch. […]

The Message Behind ‘Fight My Way,’ According To Park Seo Joon

Fight My Way continues to win viewers with its relatable characters and plot, ending at 10.9 and 9.8 percent nationwide ratings for its seventh and eighth episodes. It is no surprise that even the actors starring in the KBS2 drama can relate to the roles they play. According to Soompi, during a press meeting on […]

Jeremy Clarkson Confirms ‘The Grand Tour’ Filming In Chaos After Richard Hammond Crash

Just a couple of days ago, Grand Tour host Richard Hammond cheated death yet again when he crashed a £2 million supercar while filming an episode of the show. The TV presenter was filming in Switzerland for the show’s second season, together with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. According to reports, Hammond was driving a […]

Meghan Markle Mum About Marriage Plans To Prince Harry

While everyone waits for the inevitable in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance, the Suits star could only give a smile when she was asked during the ATX Television Festival in Austin if she hoped to marry the fifth to the British throne one day. Looking chic in a red and white floral Club Monaco […]

Katy Perry Ranks Ex-Lovers And Reveals Who ‘The One That Got Away’ Is About

To avoid eating a thousand-year-old egg during a Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts game with James Corden, Katy Perry very awkwardly had to rank ex-lovers Orlando Bloom, John Mayer, and Diplo based on their performance in bed. The pop star was pressured into answering the question during her Witness World Wide live streaming […]

BlackBerry KEYone Screen Problem Downplayed, TCL Says Only A Small Handful Are Affected

The BlackBerry KEYone was off to a great start. The company’s flagship handset, equipped with a Snapdragon 625 chipset and Octa-core CPU, would have given any other Android smartphone a run for its money. It’s 4.5″ screen boasts of 1080 x 1620 pixels with a camera that shoots at 12MP. Another amazing feature is its […]

Princess Diana’s Shoes Worn As A Teenager When She First Met Prince Charles Up For Auction

Princess Diana’s white leather peep toe shoes will be up for auction this week. The pair of Bruno Magli shoes are slingbacks with small heels and are a UK size 5.5. Princess Diana was a size 7 as an adult. It is believed to be worn by the princess at the time when Prince Charles […]

Rachel Weisz On Acting: ‘I Think Humans Need Stories’

For Rachel Weisz, talking about women over 40 getting cast on “scrapheap” roles on film is absurd. She thinks that there are not enough stories being told by women as directors, writers, and producers. Add to that, there aren’t enough women in politics, in boardrooms, and everywhere else. When Irish news agency, Independent, caught up […]

Aretha Franklin Is The Way, Detroit Street Renamed After Queen Of Soul

Road users can now take the Aretha Franklin Way, and no, it is not some kind of metaphor. On June 8, the legendary singer has had a Detroit street named after her. Known as the Aretha Franklin Way, it is located in a section of Madison, between Brush and Witherell. “I knew I would get […]

What To Expect From ‘The Sims’ At The 2017 EA Play FanFest

The coming 2017 EA Play FanFest is just around the corner, and fans of The Sims are looking forward to what Electronic Arts (EA) might have in store for them. Excitement built up as speculation was made that a Sims 4 Pets DLC would be announced during the convention. Recently, The Sims 4 was identified […]

The MacBook Pro You’ve Been Waiting For Is Here In Apple’s Latest 2017 Models

Apple has finally made an important upgrade to its MacBook Pro line. During the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), it was revealed that the MacBook Pro will be carrying new processors, and will receive a speed boost. As noted by TechRadar, Apple’s 2017 edition is an incremental upgrade compared to 2016’s fundamental shift. “With major […]

Faith Hill And Tim McGraw’s Bahamas Home Took A Village To Finish

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been together for 20 years. For most famous couples — or any couple for that matter — 20 years is an achievement. Now the country music superstars are opening the literal doors to the home that their love built. It’s a little slice of heaven in the Bahamas, which […]

Apple Weighs In On The Business Of Smart Speakers With The HomePod

Apple has launched its own version of the Amazon Echo and Google Home device with the release of a home speaker called the HomePod. The Cupertino-based company revealed its newest product during its annual worldwide developer conference (WWDC) which kicked off on June 5. According to Apple’s newsroom, the HomePod is designed to work with […]

How Are UAE Residents Affected By The Qatar Crisis?

On Monday, Qatar found itself cut off from its neighbors. Bahrain was the first to break diplomatic ties with the country, followed by Saudi Arabia. The United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya followed suit. This cutting of diplomatic ties is a result of an escalating crisis, which according to Bloomberg, started with Qatar’s relationship […]