Buzzing: Stiller had prostate cancer

Ben Stiller poses for photographers at the screening of Zoolander 2 at a cinema in central London.
Ben Stiller poses for photographers at the screening of Zoolander 2 at a cinema in central London.PHOTO: REUTERS

Stiller had prostate cancer

Actor Ben Stiller, 50, said on Tuesday that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago and was successfully treated for the disease.

The comedian told The Howard Stern Show that he was lucky to now be cancer-free as the disease was diagnosed early, thanks to a screening test. He said he was speaking publicly about it for the first time in the hope that men would get tested for the disease earlier than the standard age of 50, with what is called a Prostate Specific Antigen blood test.

Accompanied on the radio show by his physician, he said: "If I hadn't taken the test - my doctor started giving it to me at 46 - I would not have known. Right now, I still wouldn't have known."

Prince's studio opening delayed

Prince's studio complex in Minnesota has delayed plans to welcome fans, with officials granting only temporary permits on three dates from today.

The late star's studio was to open with tours this week, but officials in Chanhassen, a Minneapolis suburb, delayed their approval for turning the complex into a museum. Residents had said they were concerned that fans would create traffic jams and congestion.

Rolling Stones to release album

The Rolling Stones have hinted that they are about to release their first album in more than a decade, apparently a collection of covers of Chicago blues classics.

On Twitter, the rockers teased the line "Coming Oct 6", along with a snippet of Mick Jagger, 73, Keith Richards, 72, and the rest of the band jamming out a hard blues song with harmonica. Producer Don Was said the album was recorded in three days with a simple microphone set-up and without further studio touch-ups.

A-mei to be paid $9.2m for show?

Singers A-mei, JJ Lin, Jam Hsiao and Hebe will star in a Zhejiang singing show premiering this month in which amateurs pit their skills against the stars, Apple Daily reported.

A-mei's manager denied the singer, 44, is being paid 45 million yuan (S$9.2 million) to take part in the show, also starring Chinese rock duo Yu Quan, Apple said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe