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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

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