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Actress and singer Karen Mok hopes to bring Broadway to China

LONDON — Karen Mok may be currently performing on what she says will be her final concert tour but the Hong Kong-born actress and singer has no plans to retire just yet, setting her sights on bringing Broadway-style musicals to China.

Happy Skin goes active with new collaboration

LOCAL beauty brand Happy Skin now offers “an active line” of makeup in collaboration with actress Kathryn Bernardo that is made for people who want their makeup to last the entire day even through the sweatiest conditions.

Actress Rosanna Roces loses court case

THE Court of Appeals (CA) denied for lack of merit the motion for reconsideration of actress Jennifer Molina — better known as Rosanna “Osang” Roces — over her breach of contract case against Forever Flawless Face and Body, Inc.

Carol Channing, Broadway’s ‘Dolly,’ 97

CAROL CHANNING, who won over audiences with her giddy, guileless charm in signature roles in Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, died in her California home on Tuesday at the age of 97, according to her publicist.

McCartney, Stone star in anti-bullying music video

LONDON — Former Beatle Paul McCartney has teamed up with Oscar winner Emma Stone on the music video for his new single “Who Cares,” a song he hopes will inspire youngsters to stand up to bullying.

Big director and actress Penny Marshall, 75

WASHINGTON — Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in US television’s Laverne & Shirley before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including Big and A League of Their Own, died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday.

Actress Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas to marry in traditional...

MUMBAI — US singer Nick Jonas and Quantico actor Priyanka Chopra were to be married in a traditional Hindu ceremony yesterday, the culmination of a three-day long wedding celebration that featured cricket matches and Bollywood songs, all taking place in a heritage Indian palace atop a hill.

Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing hit with huge tax evasion fines

BEIJING — China has ordered A-list movie star Fan Bingbing to pay about 884 million yuan ($129 million) in overdue taxes and fines, state news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday, as a crackdown on tax evasion in the entertainment industry gathers momentum.

A lady vanishes: In China, a movie star disappears amid a...

BEIJING/SHANGHAI — Fan Bingbing, an A-list Chinese movie star who has appeared in the X-Men and Iron Man film franchises, has more than 62 million followers online in China and fronted campaigns for Montblanc watches and De Beers diamonds, has disappeared.

‘Where is Fan Bingbing?’

SHANGHAI — One of China’s biggest and wealthiest film stars, actress Fan Bingbing, has disappeared from public view as authorities probe alleged tax evasion by entertainers, sparking growing fan speculation over her fate.

Death of actress Margot Kidder, Lois Lane of Superman fame, ruled...

LOS ANGELES — The death of Margot Kidder, the actress who soared to fame in the 1970s playing Lois Lane in the Superman movies, has been ruled a suicide, a Montana coroner’s office said.

Minnelli auction fetches superstar prices

LOS ANGELES — Liza Minnelli’s signature Cabaret bowler hat, boots, and halter top vest fetched $81,250 at a Los Angeles auction, while her hand-annotated shooting script for the 1972 movie sold for $15,000, organizers Profiles in History said on Wednesday.

Actress Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes

PARIS, France — Cate Blanchett knew there was something seriously awry with the Cannes film festival when the winners of its top prize, the...

Actress Susan Anspach of Five Easy Pieces, 75

LOS ANGELES — Actress Susan Anspach, who appeared in the 1970 classic Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson and other films, has died at...

Lindsay Lohan loses Grand Theft Auto appeal

NEW YORK — New York State’s highest court on Thursday rejected Lindsay Lohan’s appeal accusing the maker of Grand Theft Auto V of invading...

Actress, screenwriter Mely ‘Miss Tapia’ Tagasa, 82

MELY PALOMA TAGASA, best known for her portrayal of of the character Miss Tapia in IBC-13’s Iskul Bukol situational comedy series passed away early...

Tensions between Sex and the City stars burst in the open

NEW YORK — After years of reported behind-the-scenes friction, tensions between two Sex and the City stars erupted into public view Saturday. The star of...

Rising star Hong Chau makes impact with Downsizing

By Angela Dawson, Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD — 2017 was quite the year for Hong Chau. The daughter of refugees who fled war-torn Vietnam for the...

Woody Allen backlash grows as daughter says she’s telling the ‘truth’...

NEW YORK — Woody Allen faced a growing backlash Wednesday after his daughter revived child molestation allegations against the legendary director, asking the world...

‘Feminist’ Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims

PARIS — French film star Catherine Deneuve who touched off a worldwide feminist backlash over an open letter she had signed bashing the #MeToo...

Now 80, actress Jane Fonda says she didn’t think she’d live...

LOS ANGELES -- Actress Jane Fonda, who celebrated her 80th birthday last week, says that growing up she never expected to reach 30. “I never...

Sound of Music actress Menzies-Urich, 68

LOS ANGELES -- Heather Menzies-Urich, a star of The Sound of Music, which continues to win hearts worldwide after more than half a century,...

‘He was my monster’: Actress Salma Hayek alleges Harvey Weinstein misconduct

CHICAGO — Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek has joined the ranks of Hollywood women accusing movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, calling him a...

Sex and the City 3 is over, but actress Kim Cattrall...

LOS ANGELES – Sex and the City will not be back for a third movie, despite years of on-again, off-again plans, but actress Kim...

Heart talks about a home

HEART EVANGELISTA-ESCUDERO is not an interior designer, but she is an artist and artista (actress) and she comes from an affluent family, so it...

Emma Stone tops Forbes list of best paid actresses

LOS ANGELES – Oscar-winning Emma Stone capped a perfect 12 months on Wednesday as she knocked Jennifer Lawrence off the top spot on Forbes’...

French film legend Jeanne Moreau, 89

PARIS -- French actress Jeanne Moreau, who lit up the screen in Jules et Jim and starred in some of the most critically acclaimed...

Tippi Hedren accuses Hitchcock of sexual harassment in memoir

LOS ANGELES — Actress Tippi Hedren graphically chronicles in a new memoir incidents in which she says she was sexually assaulted and harassed by...