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Chinese debate show 'I Can I BIBI' huge cross-Straits success among young viewers

If you spend any time walking around public spaces in China, there is a high chance that you've heard people talking about I Can I BIBI, the famous Chinese online variety show that just wrapped up its fifth season on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 18:33:40

Mai Jia's classic spy thriller 'The Message' gets streaming adaptation

Considered one of China's best spy novels, The Message will come to Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video as a TV drama in 2019, Tencent Video announced at a seminar on Saturday. The novel quickly rose in popularity after a 2009 film adaptation wowed audiences in China with its tight plot and well-written characters.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/10 18:03:39

'Guardian Angel: The Protector' comes to streaming platform iQiyi

Streaming drama Guardian Angel: The Protector, a co-production from Chinese streaming site iQiyi and Hong Kong's Shaw Brothers will hit the streaming site since Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 18:53:41

What's The Buzz

A new Chinese language documentary series co-produced by Tencent Video and Japan's NHK, 72 Hours China, turned heads at the recently concluded World Congress of Science & Factual Producers in Australia, which ran from November 27 to 30.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 19:28:39

Netflix to adapt Roald Dahl classics to small screen

The BFG, Matilda and Willy Wonka are some of the best loved characters in children's literature and Netflix is bringing them to life on the small screen across the world.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/28 18:03:40

'Stranger Things' star to take on bullies in new role as UN goodwill ambassador

British actress Millie Bobby Brown, the teenage star of hit drama series Stranger Things, was named as the youngest-ever goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' children's agency UNICEF on Tuesday, planning to address bullying and poverty.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/22 16:48:41

Bollywood actress apologizes for #MeToo comments

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta apologized on Tuesday over comments she made about India's #MeToo movement that sparked a furor on social media.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 17:58:42

Stan Lee's legacy: ubiquity of superheroes in pop culture

The face of superhero culture may be gone with the passing of Marvel legend Stan Lee, but there is no risk of his work fading into the pop culture background.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 17:58:40

'House of Cards' creator calls for more Chinese dramas in West

British writer Michael Dobbs, who penned House of Cards, one of the most thrilling political dramas ever turned into a global television sensation, has called for more Chinese films to be shown in the Western world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/6 19:08:40

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett to star in TV series

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has become the latest Hollywood celebrity to switch to TV, signing on to star in the new FX limited series Mrs America.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/31 19:33:42

Obituary: Chinese author Louis Cha changed face of 'wuxia' genre

Millions of wuxia fans from home and abroad flooded social media platforms to express their shock and sorrow after news hit that renowned Chinese martial arts novelist Louis Cha, widely known by his pen name Jin Yong, passed away in Hong Kong on Tuesday at the age of 94.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 19:03:41

Well-known Chinese TV host Li Yong passes away in US at age 50, shocking netizens

Chinese celebrity host Li Yong passed away at age 50 in the US on Thursday, his wife Ha Wen announced on Sina Weibo on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/29 18:28:39

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of 'Seinfeld,' awarded US humor prize

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a US comedian whose career on the improv stage led to iconic roles on shows such as Seinfeld, was honored on Sunday for contributing to the US' national culture.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/23 18:53:40

Rush 'numb' after misconduct allegations

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Monday that he was distraught when he read newspaper articles accusing him of inappropriate conduct, as a court began a hearing into his lawsuit against the publisher.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/23 18:48:40

New Chinese reality show gains critical acclaim among viewers by shining attention on public welfare projects around world

Qiyu Rensheng (Wonderful Experience of Life), the Chinese show produced by streaming platform Tencent Video and directed by award-winning Chinese documentary director Zhao Qi, has become one of the country's most popular and highest-rating shows.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 18:18:41

Mentors for second season of 'Produce 101' revealed

According to a Sunday post on Sina Weibo account Rocket Girl_Gossip, Chinese singers Gloria Tang, Zhang Jie and Xu Minghao will act as mentors on next year's Produce 202, the second season of the popular Chinese reality show Produce 101.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 18:18:40

Original Big Bird is leaving 'Sesame Street'

After nearly 50 years on Sesame Street, the actor who has brought Big Bird to life on the iconic children's television series since its debut in 1969 is retiring.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/18 18:18:40

Best new dramas coming out of Britain, Brazil

The strongest new television dramas this year are coming out of Britain and Brazil, according to experts at the world's top entertainment showcase.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/18 17:38:40