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Frenchman tried for rape

The man at the center of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape as his first hearing ended on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 23:08:40

Fans taken out of Dua Lipa concert in Shanghai

"When holding performances, sponsors are usually the target of blame. But there are too many reasons for such incidents. Sponsors will try their best to solve problems, some of which, nevertheless, are beyond their control [referring to the acts of security staff]," a person familiar with the concert told Global Times on the condition of anonymity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 18:01:04

Chinese actress Zhao Wei has high hopes for her Bordeaux vineyard

A Chinese film star got her hands dirty on Tuesday to kick off the harvest at her Bordeaux vineyard, which she aims to propel into the ranks of top estates as demand for French wines grows back home.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/19 17:08:40

Victoria Beckham debuts at home to celebrate decade in fashion

Untested in the fashion world, Victoria Beckham launched her VB label in 2008 in New York, across the Atlantic from her native Britain.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/17 16:38:39

'Crazy Rich Asians' unlikely to become mega-hit in Chinese mainland

Hit rom-com Crazy Rich Asians has not only made headlines in the US for being the first all-Asian-cast film produced by a major Hollywood studio in the past 25 years, but also sparked numerous discussions on social media in the Chinese mainland, where it has yet to receive a release date.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 17:08:39

Palace Museum painting exhibition explores works by the Qing Dynasty masters 'The Four Wangs'

The opening ceremony for the Palace Museum's The Four Wangs painting exhibition kicked off at the Hall of Literary Glory (Wenhua Dian) at the Forbidden City in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 17:48:39

Posthumous Emmys love for chef and host Anthony Bourdain

Late celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain won six posthumous Emmys for his hit CNN travel series Parts Unknown over the weekend, as the Television Academy handed out its first round of annual awards.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/11 17:13:40

Monaco exhibition kicks off at Beijing's Palace Museum

The opening ceremony for the Prince and Princess of Monaco - An European Dynasty (13th – 21th century) exhibition was held at Beijing's Palace Museum on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 18:33:40

Pretty boys

The First Lesson, an educational TV program aimed at primary and secondary school students jointly-launched by China's Ministry of Education and China Central Television in 2008, triggered wide discussion across the Chinese internet after this year's program invited several male stars that many viewers found too "feminine" looking to act as spokesmen for the show.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 19:38:40

Van Gogh was murdered claims new movie at Venice film festival

A new film about the artist Vincent van Gogh claims that he was murdered rather than having shot himself.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/4 19:38:40

Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke talks about 'Ash is Purest White' and the evolution of his career

In a way Chinese director Jia Zhangke has made himself a symbol for Chinese movies today, or at least a particular genre within them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 18:13:41

'Mission Impossible-Fallout' crew receive a warm welcome in Beijing

To promote the film, director Christopher McQuarrie – also director for the franchise's fifth film – and lead stars Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill and Simon Pegg attended a premiere press event at the Imperial Ancestral Temple near the Forbidden City in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/30 18:08:41

Cliff Richard releasing new album after privacy spat

Cliff Richard announced on Wednesday he will release his first album of new material in 14 years, a month after the veteran British pop star won a landmark privacy case.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/30 17:48:40

Star Ryan Gosling took flying lessons for new astronaut film

Hollywood star Ryan Gosling said on Wednesday that he tried to learn to fly to play astronaut Neil Armstrong in an emotional new biopic about the strong but silent space hero.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/30 17:43:40

Redgrave makes plea for refugees

Legendary British actress Vanessa Redgrave made an impassioned plea on behalf of refugees while accepting the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at this year's Venice International Film Festival on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/30 17:28:40

Women directors slam 'toxic masculinity' of Venice film festival

The Venice film festival was slammed for its "toxic masculinity" as it opened on Wednesday with just one female director represented among its most mouth-watering line-up in decades.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/30 16:23:40

Fans pay respects to Aretha

Aretha Franklin's body lay in repose on Tuesday while her soaring voice poured out from loudspeakers outside a Detroit museum, stirring fans to sway and sing along and others to weep as they lined up for a last glimpse of the Queen of Soul.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/29 18:03:40

Chinese boy band TFBOYS and their fans celebrate group's fifth anniversary

Tens of thousands of TFBOYS fans from across China besieged Beijing Workers' Stadium on Friday afternoon to embrace the "big night."
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/28 19:03:39