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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

US playwright Neil Simon passes away at 91

Neil Simon, the prolific and Pulitzer Prize-winning US playwright celebrated as the king of comedy who won more Oscar and Tony nominations combined than any other showbiz writer, died on Sunday. He was 91.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/28 18:33:41

Kevin Spacey under investigation by California prosecutors for second sexual assault case

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reviewing a new sexual assault case involving the two-time Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, authorities disclosed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/23 9:29:34

#MeToo Movement leading figure Asia Argento denies assaulting underage American actor

Italian filmmaker Asia Argento, one of the #MeToo Movement leading figures and Harvey Weinstein's first accusers, denied claims in a statement Tuesday that she had sexual relationship with an underage American actor.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/22 7:39:32

Actress Zhao Liying attends fan meeting for iQiyi VIP members

Chinese actress Zhao Liying appeared at a fan meeting hosted by streaming platform iQiyi on Wednesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 17:08:40

Prince's 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/19 17:08:39

China's Zhang Yimou to receive Glory to Filmmaker award at Venice Film Festival

Celebrated Chinese director Zhang Yimou will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at this year's Venice Film Festival, organizers announced Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 6:59:14

Broadway stars join Trump protest

Singing show tunes and "America the Beautiful" next to letters spelling "TREASON" in front of the White House, several Broadway stars lent their voices on Monday to the latest protest against Donald Trump's presidency.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 17:53:39

Madame Tussauds Shanghai debut wax figures of TFBoys

Popular boy group TFBoys showed up at Madame Tussauds Shanghai together with their "second selves" on Monday at a ceremony debuting the group's life-like wax figures.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 18:22:57

Chinese pianist Lang Lang to hold charity dinner in New York

Virtuoso Chinese pianist Lang Lang will hold a charity dinner in New York to raise money for music education.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/3 7:29:34

Idol Cai Xukun's 20th birthday top trending topic on Chinese social media

Cai Xukun, a key member of Chinese popular boy band Nine Percent, celebrates his big 20th birthday on Thursday. In the build up to the day, fans of the idol have been expressing their love and support for the young star, pushing the topic to the top of the trending topics list on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:18:39