Entertainment

Film-makers’ sibling revelry

WASHINGTON • Film-making brothers Mark and Jay Duplass claim they made the ugliest movie to have ever played at Sundance. They shot the dimly lit This Is John, about a man struggling to record a coherent answering machine message, for just US$3 – the cost of a blank tape. Back in 2003, dwindling funds prompted them to do things like return muddy extension cords to the hardware store. “I think Home Depot can afford to subsidise a little bit of ...

Dodgy product promotion by Kardashian-Jenner clan

WASHINGTON • Another day, another Kardashian scandal. Reality television star Kim Kardashian West prompted a backlash when she posted an image of herself sucking on an “appetite suppressant lollipop” to Instagram last Tuesday night. The sponsored post referred to the lollipops as “literally unreal” and promised 15 per cent off to the first 500 people who purchased them from a company called Flat Tummy Co. She eventually deleted the image, likely in reaction to criticism of her promoting unhealthy eating ...

Hong Kong’s culture, captured in disturbing animations

NEW YORK • Two years ago, as Hong Kong artist Wong Ping tells it, he had not even heard of the Guggenheim Museum. A self-taught animator with an online following for his child-like cartoons on disturbing subjects, he had a scant exhibition record. He was new to the workings of the international art world when a gallery director suggested he visit the Guggenheim while he was in New York. His initial reaction was: “What an interesting name.” Now Wong, 34, ...

Meghan Markle will fight for women’s empowerment

Meghan Markle is expected to use her new royal status to help fight for social justice and women’s empowerment. The ‘Suits’ star has been given an official page on the Royal Family’s website, where they detailed her various charity work over the years and the causes that are important to her. The post on the official website reads: “As well as undertaking royal duties in support of The Queen, both in the UK and overseas, The Duchess devotes her time ...

Chrissy Teigen shares first picture of son Miles

Chrissy Teigen feels “overwhelmed with love” after welcoming her son into the world. The ‘Sports Illustrated’ model posted a sweet message for her and John Legend’s son and also revealed his name is Miles Theodore Stephens. Alongside a post sharing the first picture of the tot, she wrote on Instagram: “Hello, world! This is Miles Theodore Stephens – We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love. Thank you for all your well wishes!” ...

Meghan Markle calm and chatty before wedding

Meghan Markle was “calm and chatty” on the morning of her wedding. The ‘Suits’ star tied the knot with Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday (05.19.18) and her hairdresser has revealed Meghan was taking the huge event – which was watched by millions worldwide – in her stride. Speaking to reporters at Kensington Place on Sunday (20.05.18), Meghan’s wedding hairdresser, Serge Normant, said: “We woke up early, had a little coffee and then just went ...

Lea Michele chipping away at wedding planning

Lea Michele is dedicating a little bit of time each day to wedding planning. The ‘Glee’ star can’t wait until she ties the knot with Zandy Reich and says she is making it her “priority” to start putting things together for the big day. She said: “It doesn’t feel real yet. I’m definitely thinking about [wedding planning]! I’m a busy person and I feel like you have to make it a priority because if you don’t, there’s always stuff that’s ...

Selena Gomez: Taylor Swift changed my life

Selena Gomez says Taylor Swift has “changed” her life. The ‘Same Old Love’ hitmaker paid tribute to her best friend as she joined the ‘Shake It Off’ singer onstage at Taylor’s reputation tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Selena told the crowd: “I want to say thank you to my best friend of about 12 years, almost 13. And the reason why she has been one of my best friends is because this person has never, ever judged a ...

duet for Swift and Gomez

Photo: All rights reserved. Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift Taylor Swift has surprised her fans by performing a duet with her “best friend” Selena Gomez. The duo shared the stage for the first time in two years on Saturday, at the 28-year-old’s second night of her Reputation Stadium Tour at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. Selena sweetly paid tribute to her friend after they performed her hit Hands to Myself and told the crowd Taylor has always supported her ...

John Cena and Nikki Bella Spotted Together After Their Split

Is there hope, after all, for John Cena and Nikki Bella? The wrestling star couple were spotted grabbing coffee together in San Diego on Saturday, dressed down in sweats and workout clothes, in a photo obtained by TMZ. It is the first time the couple have been seen together in public, since announcing their split last month, breaking off their engagement and relationship of six years.  A source previously told ET that one of the sticking points of their relationship was differing desires ...