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Kumail Nanjiani got too buff for Eternals


Kumail Nanjiani made headlines when he posted pictures of his perfectly sculpted body in preparation to start in Marvel’s Eternals. His insane body transformation broke the internet for some time and he even got offered a gig as a stripper.

While the studio must be excited to have such a dedicated actor working with them, they had to remind Nanjiani to take it slow. Apparently, Eternals producer Nate Moore revealed that the actor got “too big” for the film, and had to tell Nanjiani to stop getting too jacked.

“I will say this because this is the truth; we were like, ‘Hey Kumail, don’t worry about it. You don’t have to get in a ton, like, this isn’t the movie where we have to work out a ton,’” Moore told ScreenRant during a visit to the Eternals set in 2020.

“But he wanted to do it and it got to some point [where] I had to call him. I said, ‘Kumail, I th

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Lee Hyori to host 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards


Kpop artist Lee Hyori is officially confirmed as the host of the 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards. She’s the first ever female solo host in MAMA history, and it’s a prestigious role previously helmed by stars such as Song Joong Ki, Lee Seung Gi, Lee Byung Hun, Park Bo Gum and more.

This year, 2021 MAMA will take place on December 11 at 6pm KST with the theme Make Some Noise. The huge event will also be held in South Korea due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. According to reports, 2021 MAMA will take place at CJ ENM’s Contents World at Paju City, Gyeonggi, which is said to be the size of 32 soccer fields.

Since 2010, MAMA has been held outside South Korea. It was held in Hong Kong from 2012 to 2015. In 2017, it was held in Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam. In 2018, the event was held in South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.

The 2019 MAMA was supposed to be held in Hong Kong but did not materialise due

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With ‘Captain Kirk’ aboard, Blue Origin to return to ‘space, the final frontier’


VAN HORN, Texas: Three months after billionaire US businessman Jeff Bezos soared into space aboard a rocketship built by his Blue Origin company, the craft is set on Wednesday to take another all-civilian crew on a suborbital ride, this time with "Star Trek" actor William Shatner in the lead role.

As one of four passengers selected for the flight, Shatner, at age 90, is poised to become the oldest person ever to venture into space.

Shatner has become a pop culture mainstay for playing Captain James T. Kirk of the starship Enterprise in the classic 1960s television series and seven subsequent films. Shatner now gets to live out the mission he described during the opening credits of each episode of the series to explore "space - the final frontier."

"I'm going to see the vastness of space and the extraordinary miracle of our Earth and how fragile it is compared to the forces at work in the universe," Shatner told NBC's "Today" program. "I'm thrill

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Good to the last bite


Two friends got together to create a range of attractive artisanal ice creams with a uniquely Malaysian taste

They immediately bonded over their love of popsicle ice creams when they first met six years ago. At the time, Marilyn Foo Ching Hwa and Stephanie Chuah Mei Mei were working for an oil and gas company in Miri, Sarawak.

“We worked in the same office ... we were colleagues, back then,” explained 37-year-old Miri-born Marilyn, who worked in the administrative department, while Stephanie was an engineer.

Three months after they met, Marilyn got the idea of starting a business making ice cream with unique flavours, and joined hands with Stephanie, who thought it was a fun concept to explore. At the time, there were no such ice cream shops in Miri.

The two decided to turn their passion for ice creams into a ‘small and sweet’ online business,

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Starchild: Malaysian children enjoy having fun on the beach


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ITEM: Deepavali is primarily celebrated by those of Hindu faith, but around the world, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists also observe the Festival of Lights. Draw a greeting card to wish your friends celebrating the holiday. Send us your drawings on white unlined paper.

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Heart and Soul: Living and studying in 1960s Bombay



In 1965, I was awarded the Colombo Plan Scholarship to study Medicine in the Grant Medical College, a prestigious medical college in the bustling city of Bombay (now Mumbai).

In the 1960s, Bombay was already crowded, with eight million people. The streets were congested with only three types of cars, all made in India but based on the old models of Morris, Fiat and MG. Public transport was with two city train systems and many public BEST buses. However, we dreaded to travel during the rush hours because of the overcrowding. Surprisingly, the citizens followed the queues quite orderly.

At least 20% of the population lived in slums. Many even lived on the streets, with just plastic, wood or canvas as shelters. They would cook on the streets and ease themselves

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‘Black Panther’ star Letitia Wright denies spreading anti-vaxx views on film set



Black Panther star Letitia Wright has denied that she was pushing anti-vaccine views on the set of the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The actress, who expressed anti-vaccine sentiments in the past, allegedly “espoused similar views about the Covid-19 vaccines on the Atlanta production,” a source told The Hollywood Reporter last Oct 6. It also stated Wright had parted ways with her American team of representatives due to her belief on vaccines.

Wright denied that she had shared any anti-vaccine sentiments on set through a statement on her Instagram page on Oct 13.

“It saddens me to have to address the [report] published by The Hollywood Reporter on [Oct. 6] 2021,” she said. “The report spoke

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Chinese actress Vicki Zhao sued over business dispute



Top Chinese actress Vicki Zhao Wei, who was among the celebrities targeted in China's recent crackdown on the entertainment industry, may be in further trouble.

According to China's National Business Daily, Zhao, her businessman husband Huang Youlong and Giant Interactive Group chairman Shi Yuzhu have been sued by China Minsheng Trust, a trust and investment management company.

The court notice released on Saturday (Oct 9) stated that the case involved a dispute over a contract of guarantee, with the court hearing scheduled on Nov 8 at the No. 4 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing.

No further details of the case were disclosed in the court notice and it is not known if Zhao or her husband will attend the hearing.

This is not the first tim

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Stream time: exploring ‘Kampung Boy’ to Kota Kinabalu International Film Fest


NATIONAL ART GALLERY: APPRECIATION OF DATUK LAT’S WORK

Date and Time: Oct 16, 10am

Contemporary artist Adeputra Masri gets back to his cartoonist roots with this Saturday’s edition of Pendidikan Seni EDU@NAG, a National Art Gallery online initiative where artists discuss influential Malaysian works relating to visual art and beyond.

Adeputra will look back at veteran cartoonist Datuk Lat’s classic comic book Kampung Boy (1979) tomorrow in a virtual hour-long session on the National Art Gallery’s Facebook page.

The casual session by Adeputra will discuss Lat’s central themes in Kampung Boy, including kampung life, family, childhood experiences and a revisit of the art in this pioneering Malaysian comic book that has transcended generations.

The Johor-born A

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‘I don’t want to do simply fashion anymore’: Jean-Paul Gaultier now a curator



Having achieved pretty much everything there was to achieve in the fashion world, Jean-Paul Gaultier is opening himself up to new horizons since retiring from the business last year.

The former "enfant terrible" of French fashion has curated an exhibition in Paris on the power of women, taking in screen icons from Marilyn Monroe to this year's shocking Palme D'Or winner Titane.

"I've always been a feminist," the 69-year-old said, on a tour of the exhibition. "I wanted to show the evolution of women and men in cinema and fashion. Men becoming more feminine and women taking on more and more power and freedom."

Cinemode, which opened at the Cinematheque Francaise on Wednesday (Oct 13), is bringing together hand-picked film clips, phot

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