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New Spock for 'Star Trek'

Actor Ethan Peck - whose grandfather was Hollywood legend Gregory Peck - has been cast as iconic half-Vulcan science officer Spock in CBS's Star Trek: Discovery.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 17:48:41

Online viewership fraud stirs criticism in China

Chinese TV drama Legend of Fu Yao has been enjoying high popularity at home and abroad, but a recent announcement that the TV series has earned more than 10 billion views online seems to have caused trouble for the show as it has placed the industry's practice of fraudulently increasing views under the spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/15 17:43:40

Fortnite gaming star Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins defends not streaming video game play involving women

Fortnite star Tyler "Ninja" Blevins on Monday defended not streaming video game play with women, saying it was to guard against marriage-wrecking rumors.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/14 17:33:39

Broadway stars join Trump protest

Singing show tunes and "America the Beautiful" next to letters spelling "TREASON" in front of the White House, several Broadway stars lent their voices on Monday to the latest protest against Donald Trump's presidency.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 17:53:39

Rising voices

Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron are to lead an all-star cast in a new movie about former Fox News hosts Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, who spoke up about sexual harassment at the network before the #MeToo movement kicked off.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/2 17:13:42

Online feud sparks discussion about use of hip-hop slang in China

Canadian-Chinese rapper Kris Wu released a new hip-hop diss track on Tuesday as part of an ongoing online feud with users of Chinese sports platform Hupu.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:13:39

S.Korean street food show to introduce country's unique food culture overseas

The producers behind popular South Korean TV shows Youn's Kitchen and Will This Do Well Locally? are joining hands to produce a brand new program combining elements of both shows: Why is There a Food Truck - Borderless Food Truck.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 18:13:40

Chinese-American rapper MC Jin talks about his new parenting reality show and rap career

The cheers and applause that Chinese American rapper MC Jin received at a Beijing event on Tuesday promoting him and his 6-year-old son Chance's role on a Chinese parenting show were on par with that of his rap concerts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 18:06:17

Man takes pickax to Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Donald Trump's star has dimmed in Hollywood, after a suspect with a pickax early Wednesday vandalized his plaque on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/26 16:53:40

Sohu TV holds 'The Story of Souls from Endless Books' fan meet

After hitting Chinese streaming site Sohu TV two weeks ago, time travel series The Story of Souls from Endless Books has won the hearts of netizens in China with its tight plotting and interesting storylines.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 18:38:40

'Mr. Sunshine' beats 'What's Wrong With Secretary Kim' to become S.Korea's 'most buzzworthy drama'

New South Korean TV series Mr. Sunshine beat out the popular drama What's Wrong With Secretary Kim to top Good Data's "most buzzworthy drama" list on Monday. Good Data is a South Korean institution that analyzes the popularity of the country's TV productions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 18:33:40

Latest remake of popular TV series 'Meteor Garden' debuts to low reviews in China

Years ago, the story of four handsome boys and a tough girl swept through Asia earning droves of fans: Meteor Garden.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 17:58:39

Classic fairytale remake removed from website after Buddhists accuse it of blasphemy

A remake of a Chinese classic fairytale The Legend of the White Snake has been removed from video websites after hundreds of thousands of Buddhism believers took to the internet to protest its defamation of Buddhist culture.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 17:53:39

Warner Bros superheroes swoop into Comic-Con

Warner Bros closed the final full day of the Comic-Con International fanfest on Saturday as the belle of the ball, bringing its roster of superheroes to take a bow in San Diego.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/22 18:23:39

Emmy snub

After well-known Chinese American actor Daniel Wu recently criticized the Emmy Awards for snubbing his AMC TV series Into the Badlands when it came to nominations in the Outstanding Stunt Coordination category, Hollywood discrimination against Chinese has become a hot topic of discussion on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 18:49:54

Roles of JYP Entertainment actresses revealed

On Monday a Tencent entertainment report released the upcoming film and TV schedule for three South Korean actresses with the JYP Entertainment talent agency.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 18:38:40

Second season of 'Every Treasure Tells a Story' to air this month

Enjoyed a high mark of 9.5/10 on Douban, a popular Chinese media review platform, the first 25-episode season of Chinese documentary Every Treasure Tells a Story gained a large following in China after releasing earlier this year with its plain language and interesting take on introducing Chinese culture.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 18:38:39

Two Chinese streaming shows removed from video platform Youku

Chinese variety talk show Zhenxiang ba! Huahua Wanwu and the Chinese version of US comedy show Saturday Night Live were removed from streaming platform Youku over the weekend with no explanation for the removal given.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 17:31:44