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Alibaba's Jack Ma fails to win applause with kung fu debut

Similar to how people never imagined that a school teacher-turned entrepreneur would one day build one of the largest e-commerce empires in the world some 30 years ago, it is hard to believe that Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, can now be considered a film star.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 17:38:39

US Comedian Louis C.K. admits sexual misconduct as Hollywood cuts ties

Comedian Louis C.K. admitted on Friday to engaging in sexual misconduct as recounted by several women, three of whom said he had masturbated in front of them, and television and film companies moved quickly to sever ties.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/12 16:23:39

Rihanna, Amal and Donatella named Met Gala 2018 hosts

It's the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe – and on Wednesday, Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace were named co-chairs of next year's glittering Met Gala in New York.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 17:18:39

Swiss prosecutors drop rape case against Roman Polanski

Swiss prosecutors said Wednesday they will not prosecute Polish-French film director Roman Polanski after a German woman alleged that he raped her when she was a teenager 45 years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:36:26

Sexual misconduct scandals throw Hollywood into turmoil

Projects are shelved, film releases cancelled, sets shuttered, studios threatened, the Oscars rattled - this is the chaos confronting Hollywood following sex scandals that have brought down power players like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/8 17:18:40

Italian producer Marco Müller shares views on Pingyao film festival

While most film festivals try to be as grand as possible, the newly established Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF) wishes to remain small-scale.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/5 17:58:39

'Cinema Paradiso' director Giuseppe Tornatore denies sexual harassment allegations

Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore on Saturday denied assaulting a showgirl as the Academy Award-winning filmmaker became the latest in the entertainment world to be accused of sexual harassment.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/5 17:23:39

Chinese national sneaker brands gain ground as trendy choices at home and abroad

While lace-up sneakers as retro icons are not new in fashion circles, the fact that common old-fashioned Chinese sneakers are becoming some of the world's best-known celebrities top choice of footwear is rather unusual.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 18:58:01

Myanmar's tourism dreams pierced by Rohingya crisis

Only a few years ago Beyonce and Jay-Z were posing for photos among Myanmar's famed temples, heralding the former junta-run country's rise as one of the hottest new tourist destinations on the map.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/1 20:39:55

British royalties visit Brunei to strengthen ties

Britain's Prince Charles arrived in Bandar Seri Begawan on Thursday to visit Brunei during a tour of Southeast Asia, and he will meet Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 8:06:36

Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman alleged of sexual harassment

Oscar-winning American actor and dirctor Dustin Hoffman faced the second allegation of sexual harassment just one day after he was forced to apologize for his terrible behaviour to an intern in 1985.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 8:00:13

Warner Bros. severs ties with Brett Ratner after sexual misconduct allegations

Warner Bros. has severed all ties with the "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner after six women publicly accused him of a range of sexual misconduct.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 13:26:12

Hollywood director Brett Ratner accused of sexual misconduct by 6 actresses

American director and producer Brett Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct by six actresses, adding another name on the list of the powerful figures in Hollywood to be accused of sexual harassment.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:12:11

Producers Guild of America kicks out former Hollywood mogul disgraced by sex scandal

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced Monday that Harvey Weinstein, who was investigated by the London, New York and Los Angeles Police Departments for sexual harassment, had been formally expelled from the organization.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 13:19:24

International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences withdraws award for Kevin Spacey

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Monday that it will revoke an award which was announced earlier to be presented to Kevin Spacey.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 11:07:30

Paul Newman's watch auctioned for record-breaking $17.8 million

A constant companion of Paul Newman for years, the late star's Rolex has sold for $17.8 million, setting a world auction record for a wristwatch, Phillips said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/29 14:53:39

Leonard Bernstein keeps star billing century after birth

Decades after his death, Leonard Bernstein may still be the most identifiable conductor in the public imagination – dramatic on-stage, bold off-stage and succeeding unlike so many others in making classical music accessible.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/29 14:48:39

US celebrity chef resigns over sexual harassment allegations

Celebrity chef John Besh, who as the face of New Orleans cuisine fed world leaders and appeared on US TV programs, has stepped down from his company after women complained that sexual harassment was rife at his restaurants.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/25 16:03:40