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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

Chinese netizens chime in on the Golden Globes and war on sexual harassment

Sunday night's Golden Globes saw US film industry insiders declare war on the industry's culture of sexual harassment and abuse as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2018/1/8 18:18:39

Taiwan production 'My Dear Boy' removed from Chinese mainland streaming platform

Taiwan actress Ruby Lin has found herself at the center of controversy after her newly produced TV drama My Dear Boy, in which she also plays the lead role, was removed from Tencent's streaming platform on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 18:03:40

Golden Globes: Men in black mocked for flimsy #MeToo support

Normally ahead of the Golden Globes, the women of Hollywood would be clamoring to find the perfect headline-grabbing dress for the red carpet.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 17:43:39

Award-winning fantasy drama Game of Thrones stars in new set of stamps

Characters from the smash-hit award-winning fantasy television program, Game of Thrones, are to feature on a new series of stamps, Britain's Royal Mail announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 7:50:25

YouTube responds to controversial video of dead body

YouTube, the world's largest video sharing network, responded Tuesday to a controversial graphic video of a dead body posted by one of its most popular stars over the weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/3 10:32:16

Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment initiative

More than 300 top women in Hollywood - from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Thompson and Cate Blanchett - unveiled an initiative on Monday to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in workplaces, calling special attention to their "sisters" in less than glamorous blue-collar jobs.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/2 17:03:39

Shows about tradition and culture hits of the year in China

From essay-reading program The Reader to the popular relic-focused show National Treasure, TV programs seeking to take advantage of Chinese audience's growing interest in traditional culture had a great year in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 19:26:20

Increasing number of Chinese streaming series making their way to foreign markets

While Chinese web dramas and films used to be associated with crude production quality and poor content, more recent productions from Chinese streaming platforms are becoming a source of pride for Chinese audiences. This became especially true after the worldwide broadcast rights to streaming giant Youku Tudou's crime/suspense drama Day and Night were purchased by Netflix in November, which was seen by fans of the series as proof that Chinese streaming shows had reached a point they could compete on the global stage.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 18:23:19

BBC drama 'McMafia' explores depths of global crime

New BBC drama McMafia will delve into the murky depths of global crime when it airs in January of 2018, exploring the ties between the corporate world and mobsters.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/20 18:33:39

Zheng Xiaolong's new spy epic hits small screens

Chinese director Zheng Xiaolong, well-known for TV productions including Red Sorghum and The Legend of Zhenhuan, has returned to the small screen with a new spy war production: Wild Rose.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/18 17:13:39

Golden Globe nominations hold some surprises

The Golden Globe nominations came out Monday, with dark fantasy "The Shape of Water" gaining seven nominations to be the biggest "winner" in the film section, while "Big Little Lies" led the TV categories with six nominations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 18:14:32

Golden Globes ramp up against backdrop of Hollywood scandals

Fairy tale romance The Shape of Water led the Golden Globe nominations with seven on Monday as Hollywood launched an awards season expected to be overshadowed by the sexual misconduct scandal engulfing the movie industry.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/12 17:08:39