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K-pop phenomenon BTS first South Korean act to top UK album chart

K-pop sensation BTS scored another record on Friday, becoming the first South Korean act to top Britain's album chart.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/21 16:53:39

Industry veterans discuss the role of art films at 9th Beijing International Film Festival

The 9th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) hosted an Art Film Forum on Monday. One of the festival's six main forums, participants from both the commercial and the artistic side of the industry examined Chinese art films from the angle of film production, distribution and promotion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 19:11:29

How to watch Game of Thrones season 8 in China?

On the March 6, US television network HBO released the final trailer for Game of Thrones Season 8, getting 81 million views within 24 hours across different platforms, the hottest trailer for the show ever.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 17:28:40

Iron Maiden's lead singer Bruce Dickinson received honorary citizenship of Sarajevo

Bruce Dickinson, lead singer with heavy metal group Iron Maiden, received the honorary citizenship of Sarajevo Saturday, in recognition of a concert he played there during the siege of the city.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/7 17:28:40

Take heart, I am 'on the mend,' Mick Jagger tells fans after surgery

Legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger said Friday he is "on the mend" after reportedly undergoing heart valve replacement surgery in New York, news that gave his legions of fans a fright.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/7 17:18:39

Gun that Van Gogh killed himself with goes up for sale

The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself is to go under the hammer, a Paris auction house said on Tuesday. Discovered by a farmer in 1965 in the same field where the troubled Dutch painter is thought to have fatally wounded himself 75 years before, the gun has already been exhibited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/3 16:38:40

Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

British pop legend Elton John has joined actor George Clooney in calling for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate's new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/1 15:33:39

True crime work 'Midnight in Peking' explores the unsolved murder of a British expat in 1930s China

British writer Paul French has specialized in writing about modern and contemporary China for many years now. On Friday, the author attended a reader salon in Beijing to promote the new Chinese version of his popular work Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 17:43:40

Janet Jackson, Radiohead, The Cure enter Rock Hall of Fame

Genre-bending acts Radiohead and The Cure led a British invasion into Brooklyn Friday night to take their spots in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while pop icon Janet Jackson entered the shrine in an induction many industry insiders consider long overdue.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/31 16:23:39

Singer Shakira denies plagiarism allegation in Spain court

Colombian singers Shakira and Carlos Vives denied during an appearance on Wednesday at a Madrid court that they plagiarized part of their Grammy award-winning hit "La Bicicleta."
Source: AFP | 2019/3/28 16:43:40

Zachary Levi arrives in China to promote his new DC superhero film 'Shazam!'

Actor Zachary Levi has been very busy recently. During the Beijing red carpet premiere of his new Warner Bros film Shazam! on Monday, fans hailed him as the new "king" of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) since the new film has been receiving rave reviews and dominating headlines.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 16:53:40

10th China Film Directors' Guild Awards announces nominees

The nominees for 10th China Film Directors' Guild (CFDG) Awards were announced during a ceremony held in Beijing on Monday. Established by the CFDG in 2004, the awards have become one of the most professional and authoritative domestic film events in the Chinese mainland since the winners are selected by directors themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 16:53:40

Hand of God? Bangladeshi architect returns to spotlight after his Lionel Messi drawing becomes reality

A young Bangladeshi architect has earned fame after his digital drawing of soccer player Lionel Messi was matched in real life six years later.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/26 16:03:40

Exhibit highlights Duke of Wellington's formative Indian years

An exhibition on the Duke of Wellington's time in India opens in London on Saturday, shedding light on the formative years before he defeated French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/26 15:58:40

Rock pioneer Scott Walker dies at 76

Influential singer-songwriter Scott Walker has died aged 76, his record label said on Monday, after a career that took him from 1960s pop icon to 21st-century avant-garde musician.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/26 15:53:40

Indian expert reveals Aamir Khan's secret to success in China

The willingness to take on thorny social issues, while also remaining entertaining has been the secret to Bollywood star Aamir Khan's success in both India and China, an Indian expert said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 15:48:39

Chinese fans react to South Korean entertainment industry scandals

Former member of K-pop band Big Bang, Lee Seung-hyun, better known as Seungri, has found himself at the center of a series of scandals that have shocked the entertainment industry in South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 17:48:43

'Captain Marvel' clobbers the competition to stay atop box office

Female-led superhero movie Captain Marvel took in an estimated $69.3 million over the weekend, outearning the combined North American totals of the next nine films, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 16:48:39