'Saturday Night Live' fires comedian Shane Gillis over racist Chinese slur

Saturday Night Live fired comedian Shane Gillis for making racist jokes about Chinese people, the US late night comedy show said Monday, just four days after he was unveiled as a new cast member.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 16:03:40

Express Yourself

A web series that brings in popular singers, influencers, actors and actresses to comment on short videos made by young Chinese has captured the imagination of netizens in China recently.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 17:48:40

Sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale' unveiled

Margaret Atwood released the much-anticipated sequel to her award-winning 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale on Tuesday, with The Testaments set to become a similar smash.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 18:13:40

British actress Maggie Smith: prickly yet endearing countess from 'Downton Abbey'

Legendary actor Dame Maggie Smith is a British treasure in film and theater but she is best known on the world's stage for her role in the TV series Downton Abbey, whose film adaptation premiered in London on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 17:53:41

Weinstein to hear new accusations against him

Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, indicted over two sexual assault allegations, is to be informed of new allegations against him in New York on Monday (local time) that could delay his trial and complicate his defense.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/26 17:03:40

Environmental protection drama series 'Sacred Hoh Xil' announced at National Park Forum

TV drama series Sacred Hoh Xil was announced at the ongoing National Park Forum in Xining, capital of Northwest China's Qinghai Province, on Monday
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/20 16:48:06

HBO's 'Chernobyl' sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

Walking along the top of Lithuania's decommissioned nuclear reactor, the set of HBO's critically acclaimed Chernobyl TV series, tourist Vytas Miknaitis says he's not "afraid at all."
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 16:23:40

Shooting kicks off on 'Well-Intended Love'

Shooting for the second season of Sohu TV's streaming drama series Well-Intended Love kicked off in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province on Monday. Journalists were invited to the set to talk with the cast and crew.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 18:18:41

'Game of Thrones' showrunners ink massive Netflix deal

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to write, produce and direct new series and films for the streaming giant, the company said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 18:23:41

'Another Life' gets another ending

The 2016 film Soulmate was both a commercial and critical success. Adapted from same novel by web writer Annie Baby, TV drama Another Life on Chinese streaming platform iQiyi has been capturing the attention of audiences as well.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 17:03:39

New reality show sees men share the burden of housework

A new reality show Men Who Do Housework is set to hit Chinese streaming site iQiyi early this month, the site announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 18:28:40

Broadway's Harold Prince dead at 91

Broadway director and producer Harold Prince - who brought some of the most successful musicals ever to the stage including The Phantom of the Opera and won a record 21 Tony awards - died Wednesday after a short illness. He was 91.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/1 18:13:41

Filming begins on drama 'Well-Intended Love 2'

The second season of Chinese streaming drama Well-Intended Love will start filming on Wednesday, said Sohu TV, the show's production company, on Friday. The cast from the first season, including Huang Bochen, Wang Shuang, Li Qingtian and He Qianying, will return for season two.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/29 17:33:39

Emotional Patrick Stewart unveils new 'Star Trek' series at Comic-Con

An emotional Patrick Stewart said he was "deliriously happy" to be returning to Star Trek a generation later, telling San Diego Comic-Con that "you cannot have too many franchises in a career."
Source: AFP | 2019/7/21 17:18:39

Marvel's Phase Four marks the rise of Asian stars in the MCU

The 2019 San Diego Comic-Con was held on Saturday. This 50-year-old comic convention drew the attention of comic fans around the world. One of the main draws of Comic-Con, Marvel Studios announced its slate of upcoming movies and shows for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 17:13:39

'Game of Thrones' cast defend final season at Comic-Con

The Game of Thrones cast leapt to the defense of its much-maligned final season in front of a boisterous crowd at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, blaming the backlash on negative media coverage.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/21 17:03:40

Chinese netizens shocked by fire at Japan's Kyoto Animation, killing 33

Chinese netizens were shocked by the tragic news that a suspected arson attack had left Japan's Kyoto Animation in flames on Thursday. According to reports, at least 33 people died in the blaze and a suspect has been detained.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 19:33:39

Sohu TV's online drama 'The Next Top Star' comes to an end

Online drama The Next Top Star will come to an end on Chinese streaming platform Sohu TV.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 19:13:41