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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle visit Reprezent Radio in London

Prince Harry (4th R) and Meghan Markle (2nd R) arrive for a visit to Reprezent Radio at Pop Brixton in London, Britain, on Jan. 9, 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to marry in a ceremony at Windsor castle on May 19.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 10:33:58

Oprah for president? Speech sparks fevered speculation

Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? Hollywood, liberals and fans are abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harboring White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/9 17:48:40

French star singer France Gall dies aged 70

French singer France Gall, who shot to fame in the 1960s with a series of hits and a sexually suggestive song about lollipops written by Serge Gainsbourg, died on Sunday aged 70, her spokeswoman announced.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/8 16:58:39

Writer Barry rides high on epic western with a twist

Sebastian Barry thought he was having too much fun writing his rollicking historical novel Days Without End for it to be any good.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/7 17:08:39

British actress and singer Jane Birkin to publish her diaries – in French

UK actress and singer Jane Birkin, whose voice accompanied French crooner Serge Gainsbourg on some of his biggest hits, will publish in September the diaries she has kept since she was 12, she said in an interview published on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/7 15:13:39

Cate Blanchett to head Cannes jury

Cate Blanchett, the double Oscar-winning actress leading a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 17:53:39

Famed fiddler Rick Hall, unlikely producer of soul sound in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, passes away at age 85

Rick Hall, the white fiddler who became an unlikely force in soul music and made the small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, an international destination, has died at age 85, his family said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 17:48:40

Cristiano Bortone, director of first Sino-Italian coproduction 'Caffè,' shares his hopes for future cross-national films

Having lived in China for about a decade, Italian director/producer/screenwriter Cristiano Bortone finally brought his understanding of Chinese people and society to the big screen on December 30 with Caffè, the first Sino-Italian coproduced film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 17:48:39

Mike Tyson to open 40-acre marijuana farm in California

Boxing icon Mike Tyson is to open a marijuana ranch in southern California which legalized the sale of non-medical marijuana on the first day of 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/4 13:45:19

Support for Japanese porn star's marriage shows China's growing tolerance: expert

The marriage announcement of a Japanese porn star has stirred emotions on Chinese social media platforms and received overwhelming applause from the public, despite surging anti-Japanese sentiment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 17:43:39

Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment initiative

More than 300 top women in Hollywood - from Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Thompson and Cate Blanchett - unveiled an initiative on Monday to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in workplaces, calling special attention to their "sisters" in less than glamorous blue-collar jobs.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/2 17:03:39

FX makes history with transgender musical series 'Pose' from Ryan Murphy

Cable channel FX said on Wednesday it had green-lit Glee creator Ryan Murphy's Pose, a dance-musical series featuring the largest transgender regular cast in US television history.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/28 17:53:39

Young Chinese idols taking more active role in promoting patriotism in China

If you've been to the cinema in the Chinese mainland recently, you may have noticed that in addition to the short commercials marketing the latest big-name brands, China's young pop idols are also popping up in a series of short public welfare advertisements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 19:18:39

Clifford Irving, author of fake Howard Hughes autobiography, dead at 87

Clifford Irving, the US novelist who went to prison after his claim to have collaborated on an autobiography of eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes was exposed as a hoax, has died at the age of 87.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/24 17:43:40

British designer Phoebe Philo quits fashion label Celine

British-born designer Phoebe Philo said Friday that she is quitting Celine, the French fashion house that she has led for the last decade.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/24 17:38:40

'Prince of romance'

His name may not be immediately recognizable but his music certainly is: Bestselling French pianist Richard Clayderman's tunes are ubiquitous in public spaces, particularly in China, where for decades his blond hair and blue eyes have earned him the title "Prince Charming."
Source: AFP | 2017/12/24 17:33:39

Top K-pop star found dead in apparent suicide

A lead singer of SHINee, one of South Korea's top K-pop boybands, died on Monday, police said, in what appears to be a suicide.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/19 18:38:40

The rise of Chinese hip-hop: from underground to mainstream

Surrounded by tens of thousands, Sun Bayi is performing at the Workers' Gymnasium, one of Beijing's most prestigious live venues, which has hosted concerts by Kanye West, Bob Dylan, and other musical legends. The space now echoes with excited fans chanting the chorus of Sun's hit track.
Source: CGTN | 2017/12/18 14:20:38