Buzzing: Heroes return in new series

Heroes return in new series

Five years after TV show Heroes was cancelled, NBC is reassembling its rogue team of humans with superpowers for a new 13-episode miniseries. Heroes Reborn, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, will debut on TV next Thursday and will see the original cast members joining an ensemble of newcomers.

It picks up a year after a terrorist attack decimates a Texas town, with officials blaming the event on those with special powers. The heroes are forced into hiding and reevaluate their relationships with the society they live in, as they are feared and hunted by the authorities and vigilantes.

New Mary Poppins film planned

Mary Poppins is to fly back onto screens, thanks to Disney, which is reportedly planning a new musical film featuring the magical English nanny.

The film will be set in Depression-era London, 20 years after the 1964 classic, and will draw from the P.L. Travers children's books on which the original film was based, Entertainment Weekly reported. Director Rob Marshall is associated with the project. Pundits were putting money on Anne Hathaway to play Poppins, according to reports.

Rolling Stones to record new album

The Rolling Stones have decided to record a new album in what would be their first in a decade, guitarist Keith Richards, 71, said. Promoting his latest solo album on Tuesday in New York, he said they planned to return to the studio after a hitherto unannounced tour of South America early next year.

Lionel Richie takes up Vegas residency

Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie, 66, said on Wednesday he would start a residency at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood casino from April 27 next year and with 20 dates initially scheduled. On TV, he said the residency would allow a more ambitious stage design than during his concert tours.

Korean star will take responsibility pending paternity test result

Putting a fresh spin on a drawn-out legal dispute with his former girlfriend, singer-actor Kim Hyun Joong on Thursday said he will take full responsibility for her newborn baby if the paternity test shows he is the father.

Kim, who has taken the test and is in military service, expressed his intention through his lawyer. "The only thing I can say right now is that I will take full legal responsibility," he said in a letter read by his legal representative at a press conference in Seoul.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe