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South Korean minister apologizes for government's artist blacklist

South Korea's culture minister apologized Monday for the conservative government's blacklisting of thousands of artists for their political beliefs, as critics said the attempt to muzzle critics was the worst for decades.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/9 23:38:40

Saudi online storm over reality TV 'porn'

A Saudi television channel apologized on Wednesday after a reality show in the strict Islamic kingdom featured a scene that critics denounced as "pornographic."
Source: AFP | 2017/1/5 19:48:39

Sherlock returns but disappoints Chinese fans

After three years of waiting for Sherlock season 4, Chinese fans of the show were in a fervor on Monday morning after they saw the first episode premiere on the BBC's official website.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/3 18:48:39

CUC to live cast year-end cultural industry gala

The Communication University of China will hold China's first cultural industry year-end gala on the evening of December 31, according to a statement released on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 17:43:39

Popular Hong Kong movie series 'Infernal Affairs' reborn as streaming drama on iQiyi

A TV series adaptation of one of the most popular movie series in China, Infernal Affairs, is scheduled to debut on Chinese streaming site iQiyi on Wednesday, 15 years after the first film in the Hong Kong franchise hit big screens.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/20 17:48:39

Colombia asks Madrid to remove billboard for Netflix drug lord drama 'Narcos'

Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos warned Wednesday against praising late drug lord Pablo Escobar "as a hero" as Bogota asked Madrid authorities to remove a giant poster advertising the Netflix series Narcos.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/15 19:18:40

Chinese fans pay tribute to their perfect dad, 'Growing Pains' actor Alan Thicke

Virtual candles were lit on Chinese social media platforms on Wednesday for Canadian actor Alan Thicke, as fans of the US sitcom Growing Pains in China bid farewell to the actor they will remember as "the most loving Dad ever on TV."
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 19:03:39

New reality TV show to pit man against harshest Siberian wilds

A new reality TV survival show soon to be launched in Russia will test the contestants' ability to survive in the vast unforgiving forests of Siberia during winter.
Source: Sputniknews | 2016/12/15 16:21:49

'La La Land' leads Golden Globe nominations

Dreamy musical romance La La Land, set in modern-day Los Angeles, topped nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, as Hollywood's awards seasons revs up in the march to the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/13 17:43:39

Sohu TV drama 'Medical Examiner Dr. Qin' receives more than 1.2 billion views

According to statistics released by streaming company Sohu TV on Saturday at a press conference in Beijing, the entire first season of drama Medical Examiner Dr. Qin, which released its last episode on December 1, has been viewed more than 1.2 billion times on Sohu TV.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 17:43:39

British actor Peter Vaughan of 'Game of Thrones' fame passes away at age 93

British actor Peter Vaughan, best known for his role as Maester Aemon in hit television series Game of Thrones, died Tuesday at the age of 93.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/7 18:38:39

Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

Late night television presenter Jimmy Kimmel ended months of speculation Monday over who would host the Oscars in February - announcing that he has been tapped to front the glitzy televised ceremony.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/6 18:03:39

Goosebumps and bruises as Victoria's Secret models take to Paris catwalk

It took a fair bit of cheek - and not a little phlegm on a freezing Paris night - for the brash US lingerie brand Victoria's Secret to hold its first-ever fashion show in the city that invented sexy underwear.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/1 20:08:40

Politician Balls wins hearts in UK TV dance show

Britain's tabloids mourned Monday after former politician Ed Balls was booted out of a television dance contest, having won hearts with his try-hard attempts to improve his clunky "dad dancing."
Source: AFP | 2016/11/29 19:08:39

Chinese studio debuts 'P.King Ducking' character on Disney Junior in US

It seems the time has finally come for Chinese-made cartoons, with Disney Junior recently picking one up for several territories including the U.S. When the new cartoon debuted, it became the first Chinese animation ever to air on U.S. channels.
Source: People.cn | 2016/11/24 10:10:46

China officially denies rumored ban on S.Korean pop stars

Rumors that China's media watchdog has expanded an unofficial ban restricting the broadcast of South Korean TV shows in the Chinese mainland have increased recently.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/23 20:08:39

TV drama 'Hey, Kids' takes on China's struggle with traditional values

While period dramas such as Legend of Zhen Huan and Nirvana in Fire dominated TV screens in recent years, three dramas focusing on social realities were the big new hits this year - Hey, Daddy, which focuses on the lives of older men; Ode to Joy, which follows a group of women as they try to build their careers in the big city; and Hey, Kids, which takes a look at different outlooks when it comes to having children.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/23 19:13:40

Sohu TV's 'Foxes in the Screen' receives more than 60 million views since Monday debut

Sohu TV's new streaming drama Foxes in the Screen has become the platform's newest hit after its debut on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/23 17:33:39