Buzzing: De Niro honoured in Cannes

Singer JJ Lin jammed with Apple chief executive Tim Cook on the music app GarageBand in Beijing, in a video that was released on Tuesday to promote a China-friendly updated version of the application. Singaporean Lin, who flew to Beijing for one day
Singer JJ Lin jammed with Apple chief executive Tim Cook on the music app GarageBand in Beijing, in a video that was released on Tuesday to promote a China-friendly updated version of the application. Singaporean Lin, who flew to Beijing for one day for the shoot, said in a press statement that he felt like a star-struck fan when he saw Cook. “I entered, said hello and he actually said he had been listening to my songs. I felt so honoured.” He said he had planned a lot of things to say to Cook, but his mind went blank when they met.PHOTO: WARNER MUSIC SINGAPORE
Footballer David Beckham’s son, Brooklyn, 17, and actress Chloe Grace Moretz, 19, made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Bad Neighbors 2 premiere in Westwood, California on Monday.
Footballer David Beckham’s son, Brooklyn, 17, and actress Chloe Grace Moretz, 19, made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Bad Neighbors 2 premiere in Westwood, California on Monday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

De Niro honoured in Cannes

Actor Robert De Niro and boxer Roberto Duran had tears in their eyes as they were given a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, after a screening of Hands Of Stone, a film about Duran's life starring De Niro as his trainer. The actor, who was also honoured for his five-decade career, said: "I don't know what to say, it's just great. All I can say is thank you."


Mandarin kids channel

StarHub TV is launching a Mandarin channel for children with content syndicator MyChina Channel. From today, MaxToon is available on Channel 322 to all StarHub TV subscribers at no extra cost.


Beatles publicist dies

Tony Barrow, who gave up his career as a journalist and music critic to become The Beatles' first publicist in 1962 and who, for the next six years, played a crucial role in shaping the public's perception of the Fab Four - a nickname he coined in an early news release - died last Saturday in Morecambe, England. He was 80. His death was confirmed by Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe