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Jude Law bewitches as Sorrentino's dangerous 'Young Pope'

It's Jude Law's first day as pope, and after dropping his nightgown to reveal the sort of toned backside to make nuns blush, he addresses the crowd in Saint Peter's Square on the pleasures of masturbation.
Source: AFP | 2016/9/4 17:48:39

Streaming giant iQiyi holds members-only concert

To celebrate the number of paid memberships passing the 20 million mark on June 14, Chinese streaming site iQiyi held a special members-only “Young Concert” in Chaoyang Park in Beijing on Saturday featuring singers and actors who appear its popular dramas.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/28 19:43:39

Can Chinese TV shows recapture their former glory in SE. Asia?

For Chinese TV producers, the late 1980s throughout the 1990s was definitely a time to be remembered as Chinese TV dramas swept across Southeast Asian countries to sensational ratings. The Princess Pearl series in particular broke records in Asia while many others topped the region's most-watched list. Though data about viewership numbers from that time is lacking, many living in the region can still recall the days when the influence of Chinese TV dramas was huge.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/22 19:18:39

Television show 'The Voice' being tuned for Snapchat

Media giant NBC Universal on Monday said that it is making a Snapchat version of its singing competition show The Voice.
Source: AFP | 2016/8/9 17:38:55

Sohu TV continues self-produced strategy with streaming show 'My Little Princess'

Chinese streaming site Sohu TV will start to air its self-produced drama My Little Princess on Thursday, according to a press release sent to the Global Times on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/8 18:28:56

Time Warner takes 10 percent stake in streaming group Hulu

Time Warner announced Wednesday it was taking a 10 percent stake in Hulu, a streaming video provider that is ramping up as a competitor to sector leader Netflix.
Source: AFP | 2016/8/4 20:38:39

Fallon to host Golden Globes

Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, will kick off Hollywood's annual awards season as presenter of the 2017 Golden Globes, organizers announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2016/8/3 17:33:39

"China's Challenges" wins historic Emmy Award

A China-US co-production called "China's Challenges" has garnered an Emmy Award in Los Angeles, making history for such bilateral collaboration, said the show's producer on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/7/31 13:48:35

Netflix to give 'Gilmore Girls' Thanksgiving release

Netflix said on Wednesday its keenly-awaited four-part Gilmore Girls revival, A Day in the Life, will be available for streaming on Thanksgiving weekend.
Source: AFP | 2016/7/28 18:48:05

Viewers give Guo Jingming's 'Ice Fantasy' the cold shoulder

Considering the long white hair and pointy "elf ears," no one would blame you for thinking that Lee Pace's Thranduil from The Hobbit films had somehow become the main character of the new Chinese series Ice Fantasy. While the icy and snowy environment looks like something out of Game of Thrones.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/28 19:03:00

Late night segment 'Carpool Karaoke' to become Apple Music series

"Carpool Karaoke," the viral late-night television skit in which celebrities from Adele to Michelle Obama sing along in a moving car, is expanding to Apple Music.
Source: AFP | 2016/7/27 19:58:01

Netflix gets global streaming rights to 'American Crime Story'

Netflix said on Monday it had signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to be the global streaming home for FX's Emmy-nominated smash hit American Crime Story.
Source: AFP | 2016/7/26 19:23:00

On the air, so to speak

With the heat wave expected to last for another week, you may want to spend the whole day in an air-conditioned room, catching up with the latest TV series, and maybe downing a frozen watermelon.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/26 18:43:02

Voyage of 'Discovery'

US television network CBS celebrated the 50th anniversary of Star Trek at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, revealing that the keenly-awaited new series is to be called Star Trek Discovery.
Source: AFP | 2016/7/24 18:13:00

'Bates Motel' executives announce pop star Rihanna to star in Janet Leigh role

The horror television series Bates Motel has cast pop star Rihanna in its final season, the show revealed during its panel at the Comic-Con fan convention being held in San Diego, California, on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2016/7/24 18:18:00

'Game of Thrones' blames delayed episodes on winter

Game of Thrones showrunner David Benioff told fans at Comic-Con International on Friday a delay in screening the new series had been unavoidable, because "winter is here."
Source: AFP | 2016/7/24 18:13:05

Rupert Murdoch to take over Fox News Channel and Business Network from Roger Ailes

Media Tycoon Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network as Roger Ailes has resigned from the company, announced 21st Century Fox Inc. on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/7/22 9:19:34

Netflix's 'Making a Murderer' to get brand new episodes

Netflix said on Tuesday it was filming new episodes of its headline-grabbing true crime series Making a Murderer.
Source: AFP | 2016/7/20 16:43:01