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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

Wintour stays in Vogue

Glossy magazine empire Conde Nast on Tuesday quashed months of rumors about the impending departure of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, declaring that the magazine's 30-year veteran was staying "indefinitely."
Source: AFP | 2018/8/1 17:13:40

Poland's visionary jazz trumpeter Stanko passes away: public radio

Polish trumpet virtuoso Tomasz Stanko died on Sunday at the age of 76, Polish public radio announced in a report citing the artist's daughter.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/30 18:08:39

Chinese rapper Kris Wu becomes focal point of online feud

The battle between Kris Wu and Hupu, a popular Chinese media platform that focuses on sports news, has recently gone viral online, with millions of Wu's fans and JRs (a nickname for Hupu fans) taking to Sina Weibo to defend their respective fandoms.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 19:33:40

'Girl Power' on show in London Spice Girls exhibition

From colorful platform boots to bed linen emblazoned with the faces of Posh, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Ginger, an array of Spice Girls memorabilia went on show this week in a London exhibition dedicated to the famed girl band.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/29 19:33:40

Indian megastar Priyanka Chopra engaged to Nick Jonas: report

Indian film superstar Priyanka Chopra has become engaged to young US singer Nick Jonas after a whirlwind two months of dating, a report said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/29 19:28:40

Carrie Fisher makes posthumous return to 'Star Wars'

Star Wars: Episode IX begins filming this week, Disney said on Friday, in a shock announcement revealing it will feature both Carrie Fisher in a posthumous appearance and series star Mark Hamill.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/29 19:23:40

Damaged Trump star in Hollywood Walk of Fame to be repaired immediately

The damaged Hollywood Walk of Fame star of US President Donald Trump will be repaired immediately after it was vandalized again early Wednesday, said the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/26 6:32:43

Pop singer Demi Lovato reportedly hospitalized for heroin overdose

Singer Demi Lovato was taken to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after a suspected heroin overdose, according to US media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 11:21:27

Young Chinese sportscaster becomes face of Russia World Cup in China

As World Cup sweeps through China, soccer has been a topic on everyone's lips. As media outlets race against each other to be the first to broadcast the latest news from the World Cup, China Central Television or CCTV has captured audiences' attention with a sweet young female anchor named Yang Mingming.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 17:33:39

Paris fashion star Abloh reaches out to Kanye West

Virgil Abloh paid tribute to his friend and longtime collaborator Kanye West as the US designer took star billing as Paris men's fashion week began on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/22 0:03:39

Veteran scholar Fu Pei-jung shares his opinions about modern Confucian studies in China and overseas

While Confucianism remains one of the world's most recognized icons of Chinese culture, the way many people today interpret the more than 2,000-year-old philosophy is biased, Taiwan scholar Fu Pei-jung said in a recent interview with the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 18:03:40

US Rapper Kanye West ties first place streak with new album 'Ye'

Headline-grabbing rapper Kanye West has tied the record for the longest streak of albums to hit No.1 on the US chart with his latest release, Ye.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 17:13:41

Chinese amputee Xia Boyu achieves life-long goal of climbing the world's highest peak

More than 40 years ago, a then 25-year-old Chinese man lost both of his feet to frost bite after lending his sleeping bag to a team member during the trip to climb Mount Qomolangma, known in the West as Mount Everest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 18:28:40

Australia's pop princess Kylie Minogue turns 50

From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/27 17:48:40

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 17:13:40

Changing families

Mamoru Hosoda is one of the greats of Japanese animation, whose films like The Boy and the Beast and The Girl who Leapt Through Time are seen as modern classics.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/20 17:08:39

Marvel icon Stan Lee in $1 bn lawsuit against company he started

Comic books legend Stan Lee is suing the entertainment company he co-founded for damages topping $1 billion, accusing bosses of trying to steal his image, according to court documents filed on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/17 17:38:40