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Oscar-winning ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director dies

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs whose four-decade career produced a staggering array of work from romantic comedy to social and political documentaries, died Wednesday. He was 73.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 16:18:40

Popstar Madonna expresses anger over unauthorized biopic

Madonna voiced anger Tuesday over news that a Hollywood studio plans an unauthorized biopic of her early years in New York struggling to break into the music business.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/26 18:58:40

IM Pei, star architect of Louvre pyramid, celebrates 100th birthday

The modernist architect IM Pei, who was once pilloried for plonking a glass pyramid into the courtyard of the Louvre, turns 100 Wednesday with his controversial creation now an icon of the French capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 20:58:40

Oprah Winfrey conquers acting fears in ‘Henrietta Lacks’

Before Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore removed some of her cancerous cells to grow outside her body in a petri dish.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/24 18:38:40

Rockers Xu Wei and Black Panther to join this year’s Golomber Music Festival

Renowned Chinese rocker Xu Wei and rock band Black Panther will join the upcoming fourth Golomber Music Festival, the organizers of the festival announced in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 18:38:40

New TV drama ‘Fighter of the Destiny’ looks to take advantage of ‘the Lu Han effect’

Adapted from the 2014 online novel of the same name, TV series Fighter of the Destiny tells the story of a fantasy world in which humans, spirits and demons co-exist.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 19:28:39

Prince Harry suffered ‘total chaos’ over Diana’s death

Britain's Prince Harry suffered "total chaos" before eventually seeking help to deal with the death of his mother Princess Diana, he said in an interview published Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/17 22:48:40

Charlie Chaplin fans set a world record for largest costumed gathering

Six hundred and sixty-two people on Sunday set a world record for the biggest gathering of Charlie Chaplins, each donning the black jacket, shoes, bowler hat, toothbrush moustache and cane of the comic's signature creation, the Little Tramp.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/17 17:08:39

Malala accepts honorary Canadian citizenship

Nobel Prize laureate and newly designated UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan Wednesday addressed the Canadian parliament after accepting a honorary Canadian citizenship from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/13 7:10:55

Panda pair leaves China for luxurious Dutch home

The capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, Chengdu, sent two giant pandas to the Netherlands on Tuesday as part of China's "panda diplomacy."
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 22:43:40

‘Sapiens’ author calls for world leaders and citizens to join hands in facing the future

When it comes to humanity, there is one thing that Israeli Historian Yuval Noah Harari thinks will never change - our desire to pursue more.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 17:23:39

Rockin’ politics

Late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1960s protest singer Joan Baez were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday on a night where nostalgia was mixed with calls to political action.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/9 17:13:39

Ivanka Trump's youngest son follows sister by learning Mandarin

While her US president father is known for his tough rhetoric on China, Ivanka Trump has shown a softer side with her admiration for Chinese culture, and for the way she is bringing up her children.
Source: CGTN | 2017/4/8 9:27:09

US model Bella Hadid speaks out against US President Donald Trump

US model Bella Hadid has spoken out against President Donald Trump's attempted travel bans, saying she is proud to be a Muslim and the daughter of a refugee.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/6 18:18:41

Prince Charles, Camilla commence Austrian visit

Prince Charles of Britain and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles commenced a two-day visit to Austria on Wednesday by meeting with the nation's leaders.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/6 7:39:01

Warhol Mao portrait fetches $12.7m in Hong Kong auction

A classic Andy Warhol portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong fetched $12.7 million at auction in Hong Kong on Sunday, Sotheby's said - well short of the top estimate of more than $15 million.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/4 18:43:39

Madrid show delves into Picasso's dark journey to 'Guernica'

It’s an artistic journey through terror, panic and fear that culminates in Guernica, Pablo Picasso’s universal howl against the ravages of war that turns 80 next month.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/4 17:13:39

Jackie Kennedy’s intimate letters with UK diplomat sold at auction

Letters written by Jackie Kennedy to a British diplomat rejecting his marriage proposal years after the assassination of her husband, US president John F. Kennedy, were sold in a London auction on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/30 18:48:41