Little Mix demanded aftercare on their talent show

Little Mix say they insisted on aftercare for contestants on their reality show, after seeing how the music industry treats young artists. “We didn’t have that, really, on the show that we came from,” says Leigh-Anne Pinnock, referring to the band’s tenure on The X Factor. “We want to make

Mandy Moore, husband Taylor Goldsmith expecting 1st child together

This Is Us actor Mandy Moore and her husband, guitarist Taylor Goldsmith, are getting ready to welcome a tiny new addition to their family. Moore took to Instagram on Thursday to share the exciting pregnancy news with her 4.3 million fans. She posted three photos of herself with Goldsmith cradling

‘Battlestar Galactica’ star Michael Hogan injured in serious fall, GoFundMe started for health care

Canadian actor Michael Hogan, perhaps best-known for his depiction of Saul Tigh on space drama Battlestar Galactica, suffered a serious fall in February, and now his friends are trying to raise funds to help with his extensive health care needs. On Feb. 17, after attending a Vancouver BSG fan convention,

Healing the Whole Family

The night I submitted my college applications, I lay in bed and stared out my window for hours. I prayed to the moon that I would die soon. On paper, I looked perfect (at least to the adults who told me so): a perfect SAT score in one try, three

Lyrical prose in novel about female identity in Japan

FICTION BREASTS AND EGGS By Mieko Kawakami, translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd Picador/Paperback/404 pages/ $29.95/Available at bit.ly/BEggs_MK 4 stars Cramped apartments with barely any windows; a stained tank top; cigarette butts outside the front door. The stain of poverty permeates this novel by Mieko Kawakami, 44, who was

Emmy Show Reinvents Itself, but Keeps the Stale Parts

Nothing in ABC’s broadcast of the 2020 Emmy Awards was as impressive, or as appropriate to the occasion, as the aplomb with which the first presenter, Jennifer Aniston, wielded a fire extinguisher. Unfortunately, she was only shooting foam at a prop envelope in an endless coronavirus routine. She couldn’t put

J. K. Rowling draws flak for slight in new novel

LONDON • Bestselling Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling (photo) has stoked anger in the transgender community by including a cross-dressing serial killer in her latest novel, published on Tuesday. Penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, Troubled Blood is Rowling’s fifth book to feature private investigator Cormoran Strike, the first

West End musicals reveal reopening plans

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Six will become the first musicals back in the West End in mid-November, eight months after the curtain came down. They will hit the stage three weeks after a string of non-musical shows reopen London’s theatre district. The Play That Goes Wrong, Agatha Christie’s The

#PopVultures Podcast: All You Need To Know About #FreeBritney

#PopVultures Ep 32: All You Need To Know About #FreeBritney 34:54 mins Synopsis: A podcast by The Straits Times that examines all the ins and outs of pop culture, be it Asian entertainment or Hollywood. Oops!…The #PopVultures did it again this week with yet another action-packed episode, this time on