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Model Natalia Vodianova gets personal in bid to save disabled children from orphanages

Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova is best known for strutting down catwalks but she is most proud of her behind-the-scenes work - such as campaigning to keep disabled children out of orphanages as efforts mount to stop institutionalizing children.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/1 18:52:09

Chinese stage director Meng Jinghui receives award for contributions to Russian cultural heritage

In recognition of his contributions to Russian culture, Chinese stage director Meng Jinghui was awarded the Pushkin Medal by Russia's Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policy, Labor, Health and Pension Provision Tatyana Golikova at the Russian Embassy in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 17:33:40

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett to star in TV series

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has become the latest Hollywood celebrity to switch to TV, signing on to star in the new FX limited series Mrs America.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/31 19:33:42

Finalists for Fu Lei Translation and Publishing Award revealed

The Fu Lei Translation and Publishing Award announced this year's finalists at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 19:33:41

Obituary: Chinese author Louis Cha changed face of 'wuxia' genre

Millions of wuxia fans from home and abroad flooded social media platforms to express their shock and sorrow after news hit that renowned Chinese martial arts novelist Louis Cha, widely known by his pen name Jin Yong, passed away in Hong Kong on Tuesday at the age of 94.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 19:03:41

Chinese pianist Lang Lang holds charity gala in New York

Chinese pianist Lang Lang raised $1.6 million for music education in the US and China at a benefit gala in New York on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 18:33:40

China's choice of Jiang Wen's 'Hidden Man' for 91st Oscars bid sparks discussion online

The organizers of the Academy Awards released the complete list of 87 movies competing for the 2019 Oscars foreign language category on Monday, revealing that the Chinese mainland's pick this year is Jiang Wen's action drama Hidden Man.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 19:43:41

Gaga, Serena Williams, Styles and Gucci star to host Met gala

Lady Gaga, Serena Williams, Harry Styles and Gucci's star designer Alessandro Michele will co-chair next year's Met Gala with Anna Wintour, museum officials announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/10 18:23:40

Seline Gomez premieres music video for 'Taki Taki'

“#Takitaki Official video is out now!” singer Selina Gomez wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday that received more than 11,000 likes and 47,000 retweets within its first 24 hours.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 17:33:40

Thai filmmaker's intimate portrait of girl pop sensation

Thai filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit wasn't sure whether to believe it when he was offered unfettered, behind-the-scenes access into the normally closely guarded and secretive world of one of Asia's biggest pop idol bands.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/10 17:33:40

'Ocean, my Hometown' concert celebrates music of Wang Liping

The Ocean, my Hometown concert, featuring songs composed by renowned Chinese composer Wang Liping, was staged in a suburban theater in Chicago on Sunday night, arousing homesickness among the many Chinese-Americans present.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 19:43:39

Taylor Swift sets off storm by getting political

Taylor Swift's decision to break her silence on politics triggered a storm on Monday, with fans and commentators divided over whether one of pop music's biggest stars should have spoken out.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/9 19:38:40

Welcome to the family

Italian group Benetton on Monday named veteran fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac as artistic director of its men's and women's collections.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/9 19:13:39

David Beckham son's 'racist' post sparks Chinese social media discussions

Chinese netizens accused the son of former British soccer star David Beckham of discriminating against Asian-looking people on an Instagram post.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 12:48:39

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