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Obamas sign bumper book deal with Penguin Random House

New York-based publisher Penguin Random House has won the book industry's most coveted contract: a deal to produce the memoirs of former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/1 17:08:39

Gossip Girl star Penn Badgley gets married

Penn Badgley, best known for his role in American television series Gossip Girl, has married singer Domino Kirke.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/1 8:27:53

‘Apollo 13’ star Bill Paxton passes away at age 61

Hollywood actor Bill Paxton, best known for his roles in such blockbusters as Apollo 13 and Titanic, has died at the age of 61, a family representative said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/27 16:58:39

Actor Bill Paxton dead due to surgery complications

Bill Paxton, the actor's most memorable movie roles such as "Twister", "Apollo 13" and "Titanic," has died at 61 from surgery complications, according to a family statement on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/27 8:49:38

Nobel laureate courts controversy over decision to come back to China

World-renowned physicist and Nobel laureate Yang Zhenning has recently come under the spotlight again.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2017/2/23 23:16:17

Photo story: Guinness record holder -- Edin Kajevic

Edin Kajevic warms up inside his house in Visoko, around 30km northwest from Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Feb. 21, 2017. Edin Kajevic set record for the Guinness Book of Records when he smashed with his elbow 40 coconuts per one minute in 2014. He trains about 400 members of his club "Taekwondo Collective Bosnia" in and around Visoko.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 9:55:08

Exhibition "Diana: Her Fashion Story" to open to public in London

Photo taken on Feb. 22, 2017 shows "Diana: Her Fashion Story" Exhibition held at the Kensington Palace in London, Britain. The exhibition "Diana: Her Fashion Story", which showcases a number of the Princess' dresses and outfits, will open to the public on February 24 as part of the events commemorating the life of Princess Diana to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in Paris on August 31, 1997.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/23 9:49:06

Video game adaptation ‘Assassin’s Creed’ pins hopes on the Chinese market

Assassin's Creed, the action adventure adapted from popular video game franchise of the same name, is pinning its last hopes on China, the world's second largest film market and one that especially favors Hollywood action blockbusters. In late 2016, the film seriously underperformed when it was released in North America and other countries and regions outside of China during the Christmas season. The film only pulled in $54.53 million in the US and $157.9 million internationally, far below what it needs to break even on its $125 million budget plus marketing costs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 18:23:39

Messi arrives in Egypt for anti-Hepatitis campaign

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to promote a new treatment for Hepatitis C virus, a source at Cairo International Airport told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/22 9:37:19

Nobel laureate, Turing Award winner become Chinese citizens

Nobel laureate Chen Ning Yang and Turing Award-winning computer scientist Andrew Chi-Chih Yao have given up their foreign citizenship and become Chinese citizens, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announce Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/21 14:17:43

Famous writer Neil Gaiman appointed as UN goodwill ambassador for refugees

The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR on Monday announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed author Neil Gaiman as a global goodwill ambassador.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/21 8:59:30

Hitler's phone sells for more than $240,000

Adolf Hitler's personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, sold at auction on Sunday for $243,000, the US house selling it announced.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/20 18:23:40

Jolie unveils Khmer Rouge film in 'second home' Cambodia

Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 16:53:39

Paramount CEO Grey to depart as soon as next week – sources

Brad Grey, the chairman and chief executive officer of Viacom Inc’s Paramount Pictures film studio is expected to leave with an announcement coming as early as next week, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/19 16:33:39

Canadian humorist, radio show host Stuart McLean passes away at 68: Canadian Broadcasting Corp

Stuart McLean, a Canadian humorist and broadcaster best known for his popular syndicated comic radio show The Vinyl Cafe, died on Wednesday at the age of 68, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/2/16 18:03:39

‘Chinese Justin Bieber’ Lu Han has a great fan empire that supports him

For anyone who wants to get a better understanding of Chinese fandom nowadays, the first group you might want to study are the Lu fans – followers of Chinese singer/actor Lu Han, one of the hottest stars in the country lately.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/16 17:43:39

'Sex with Me': Rihanna tops Valentine's Day playlists on Spotify

Lovers who plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with some music in the bedroom have voted - they do it to Rihanna.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/15 18:28:40

Actor Harrison Ford in near-miss while landing private plane at California airport

Hollywood star Harrison Ford was involved in a near-miss at a California airport as he was piloting his private plane, officials and US media said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/15 18:28:40