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Celebrities must prove they are worthy of being role models

Chinese actor Zhu Yilong's mispronunciation of a Chinese idom during an interview at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival sparked discussion on the Chinese internet on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 18:33:40

Virtual Vladimir Putin to host new chat show on BBC

A computer-generated Vladimir Putin is to host a comedy chat-show on the BBC, with British political spin doctor Alastair Campbell among those pitting his wits against the Russian leader, the broadcaster announced on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/23 17:28:40

Popular young Chinese singer Roy Wang facing fine for smoking in restaurant

Chinese teenage heartthrob Roy Wang (Wang Yuan) is facing punishment and has already apologized on Tuesday after being caught smoking inside a restaurant, leading to more than 1 billion views with many netizens saying that he has ruined his "good boy" image.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 19:37:36

Schwarzenegger attacked at sports event

Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked on Saturday by a man who kicked him in the back at a sports event in South Africa that the action hero was hosting.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 14:38:40

Not so crazy

Jessica Hausner, one of four female directors vying for the Cannes top prize, remembers watching "crazy women" in movies by the great Hollywood masters and sensing something was off.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 14:38:39

Does South Korean-backed Chinese boy band WayV have what it takes to succeed in China?

WayV is a seven-member Chinese boy group formed as part of South Korean idol maker SM Entertainment's ambitious Korean Wave localization project NCT. Debuting in China in January, the group has the potential to become one of the country's best boy bands, but faces incredible challenges to get there.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:58:40

Chinese fans bid farewell to The Big Bang Theory

On March 12, the official Instagram account of The Big Bang Theory announced that the finale of the show will air at 8 pm EST on Thursday (8 am on Friday in Beijing). With the end just hours away, fans around the world are sad but also looking forward to the ending of this 12-year-long series.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:18:41

Can Chinese boy band WayV follow in the footsteps of South Korea's BTS?

An article published by Asia News Network on Monday stated that the balance of payments (BOP) surplus for South Korea's K-pop related business has recovered to levels seen before the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) installation in 2016. The article noted that improved China-South Korea diplomatic relations and the recent massive success of K-pop boy group BTS worldwide contributed to the recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:08:40

An interview with award-winning Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi

Sitting down for an interview with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, I found it hard to believe that this rough looking individual in front of me had been able to make so many touching and subtle films. Majidi's films are closely connected with themes about everyday ordinary life that have resonated with moviegoers around the world - friendship, love and family.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 18:43:41

First China-Kazakhstan coproduction tells untold story of renowned Chinese musician Xian Xinghai

After the movie ended, two ladies in their 80s were invited on stage. One of the women, who was sitting in a wheelchair, couldn't hold back her tears as she spoke in front of the audience. The other woman, leaned in and brush away her tears. The entire theater fell quiet for a while as the two held each other, then slowly the applause began to build until it became a thunderous roar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 15:48:40

'The Composer' reveals the untold story of famed Chinese musician Xian Xinghai's time in Kazakhstan

After the movie ended, two ladies in their 80s were invited on stage. One of the women, who was sitting in a wheelchair, couldn't hold back her tears as she spoke in front of the audience. The other woman, leaned in and brush away her tears. The entire theater fell quiet for a while as the two held each other, then slowly the applause began to build until it became a thunderous roar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 18:58:40

Peggy Lipton, star of 'Mod Squad' and 'Twin Peaks,' dead at 72

Actress Peggy Lipton, who gained fame in the late 1960s with her star turn on the counter-culture cop show Mod Squad and returned to TV two decades later on Twin Peaks, has died at age 72 after a battle with cancer.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/13 15:38:40

Hollywood backlash grows over Georgia's abortion law

Hollywood producers have flocked to the southern US state of Georgia in recent years, lured by its low taxes and affordable lifestyle.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/12 20:23:39

Chinese-American spends seven years searching for lost film about China's efforts during WWII

As of Thursday, nine Nanjing Massacre survivors have passed away since the beginning of 2019. Although these witnesses have passed on, the history of the Japanese invasion of China will not be forgotten as all kinds of audio and video records still remain.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 16:42:52

Calm, gentle and genuine: interview with legendary Danish filmmaker Bille August

Calm, gentle and genuine… this was my first impression of Danish director Bille August.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/8 15:48:40

Prince Harry 'over the moon' as Meghan gives birth to a boy

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy, her "over the moon" husband Prince Harry revealed to the world on Monday in a low-key announcement intended to protect their privacy.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/7 16:43:40

Pianist Martha Argerich and daughters receive warm welcome during first performance in Shanghai

Grammy Award-winning Argentine pianist Martha Argerich performed with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra for the first time for two concerts in Shanghai on Friday and Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 16:39:46

Chinese rock'n'roll insiders talk about the future of the industry

This International Workers' Day didn't disappoint Chinese rock'n'roll music fans. Nearly 80,000 music lovers attended the four-day 2019 Taihu Lake Midi Festival in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, during the holiday period to watch their favorite bands.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 17:53:39