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Australian classic 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' series premieres in Berlin

The popular myth that Australia's iconic mystery tale Picnic at Hanging Rock is based on true events should help bring it to a global audience, one of its stars said at the Berlin film festival on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 17:03:40

China airs food documentary 'A Bite of China III'

The first episode of the third season of Chinese food documentary "A Bite of China," produced by China Central Television, aired Monday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 7:40:44

Chinese popular web drama 'Tientsin Mystic' suddenly taken offline for 'related policy reason'

Tientsin Mystic was removed from Chinese streaming site IQiyi this week, making the acclaimed suspense show one of the most high-profile in a third wave of web dramas being taken offline since the beginning of 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 17:18:40

Playing catch-up

Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink ranked fourth at the Chinese box office over the weekend with two days' gross taking of 32.5 million yuan ($5.17 million), surpassing Hollywood blockbuster Maze Runner: The Death Cure and My Little Pony: The Movie, even though these rivals included Friday's takings for their final tally.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 15:18:39

Streaming site IQiyi releases online show 'Clash Bots'

Chinese streaming site IQiyi is launching Clash Bots, one of the first robot battling shows in China, according to a press release sent to the Global Times on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/5 18:03:39

Steppin' out

O'Shea Jackson Jr was lavished with acclaim for hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton - but the sweet taste of his first big success was soured by claims of nepotism.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/4 16:48:39

Chinese entertainment shows find homegrown style

China's online network shows like Running Man, Go Fighting and Chinese Restaurant are instantly recognizable as diluted imitations of a lively entertainment scene that thrives across the Yellow Sea, south of Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/1 16:03:39

From piracy to paying -- CNN finds new trend in China

Advancements in technology and the continuous crackdown on pirated content are making China's growing middle class pay to stream videos and music online, CNN reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/27 7:48:33

US entertainment icon Winfrey says not interested in presidential run

TV and entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey has told a US magazine that she's not interested in running for president in 2020, saying that she doesn't have the DNA for the bid.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/26 8:19:55

Meryl Streep joins HBO's 'Big Little Lies' season two

Meryl Streep will join the cast of Big Little Lies season two, HBO announced on Wednesday, generating another boost for a hit drama already basking in awards glory.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/25 18:28:39

Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines

Hollywood producers on Friday outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets in a response to revelations of misconduct that have shaken the entertainment industry in recent months.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/21 16:23:39

Contested Versace murder drama hits US television

Dismissed as "fiction" by the Versace family and met with mixed reviews, a controversial new drama depicting the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace made its US television debut on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/18 17:48:39

George Clooney to make TV return for 'Catch-22' miniseries

US actor and director George Clooney will produce, co-direct and act in the new series Catch-22, the star's first regular television role since he left ER nearly two decades ago.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 16:18:39

Online game inspired streaming drama becomes a hit

Your Highness, a streaming drama inspired by an online game, has become a hit among Chinese audiences. The show has become one of the hottest topics on social media platforms such as Sina Weibo, and also has a 7.4 out of 10 rating on Chinese media review Douban.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 16:43:39

'Roseanne' returning to TV as Trump supporter

Hollywood is hardly a big fan of Donald Trump, but on the upcoming reboot of Roseanne, the title character will be a supporter of the Republican president.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/10 16:18:39

Oprah for president? Speech sparks fevered speculation

Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? Hollywood, liberals and fans are abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harboring White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/9 17:48:40

Second season of Sohu TV's streaming vampire romance hit 'Untouchable' to debut in February

Chinese audiences have never lacked for choices when it comes to romantic dramas on either small or large screens.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 17:43:39

Jimmy Kimmel talks about upcoming Academy Awards

Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel was amused by last year's best film "flub" at the Oscars - but said any repeat should result in everyone at his network getting sacked.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/9 17:38:40