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Plus-size actresses are getting front-and-center roles

Long relegated to providing comic relief or playing supporting parts, plus-size actresses are finally getting their due with juicy front-and-center roles in a sign of shifting attitudes towards diverse body types.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 16:43:40

Meghan's rise to a royal fashionista

Her jackets and jeans, bangles and bags can instantly send tongues wagging and designers' sales soaring.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/14 18:23:40

Reuters star photographer Behrakis dead at 58: press body

Award-winning Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis has died aged 58 after a battle with cancer, Greece's foreign press association said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/4 18:38:40

Glory and disgrace

Sir Stamford Raffles is best remembered as the founder of modern-day Singapore, but a new exhibition sheds light on less well-known exploits of a man also criticized as a disobedient adventurer and bloodthirsty imperialist.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 17:43:40

Stars and idols uniting young people in China and South Korea

Dazzling lights, deafening music, cool dances and costumes, screams from excited boys and girls… these are all typical elements of a performance by K-pop band BTS.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 17:33:40

Actress refuses to work with ex-Disney animation chief over harassment accusations

British actress Emma Thompson has quit an anticipated film produced by California's Skydance studios because it hired former Disney creative director John Lasseter, who is accused of sexual harassment, her publicist told AFP on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 17:28:40

Woody Allen to film in Spain this summer: producer

US director Woody Allen plans to film in Spain's Basque region this summer, the production company Mediapro and a Spanish source told AFP Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 17:28:40

Latvian opera director Andrejs Zagars dead at 60: family

Andrejs Zagars, a prolific Latvian opera director and actor, died on Tuesday at the age of 60 from colon cancer, his family said.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 17:23:40

Rape inquiry dropped against French film mogul Luc Besson

French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into claims that film mogul Luc Besson raped his former girlfriend, his lawyers said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/26 17:23:40

Trump takes to Twitter to accuse filmmaker Spike Lee of 'racist hit' job

US President Donald Trump on Monday accused veteran film director Spike Lee of a "racist hit" job after the latter won his first competitive Oscar and urged voters to mobilize for the next election.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/26 17:18:41

Enduring influence

Paris women's fashion week started late on Monday with fashionistas in a sombre mood following the death of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld last week.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/26 17:18:40

Once again, a Mexican filmmaker takes Oscars by storm

Alfonso Cuaron's big Oscars night - three golden statuettes for his personal film Roma, including his second for best director - once again highlights the major success in Hollywood for Mexican filmmakers.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/26 17:13:40

Post-rock pioneer Mark Hollis of Talk Talk passes away at age 64

Music industry figures paid tribute on Monday to Mark Hollis, the "genius" frontman of the British new wave group Talk Talk, after a former bandmate announced that the singer had died aged 64.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/26 17:13:40

Guitarist Peter Frampton reveals degenerative muscle disease

English-US rocker Peter Frampton on Saturday revealed he has a rare degenerative muscular disease that could inhibit his ability to play the guitar, and that his upcoming tour will be his last.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/24 18:23:40

Harry and Meghan in Morocco on last official trip before birth of first child

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived on Saturday night in Morocco for their last official trip abroad before the birth of their first child, which is due in spring.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/24 18:18:41

Guitarist Peter Frampton reveals degenerative muscle disease

English-US rocker Peter Frampton on Saturday revealed he has a rare degenerative muscular disease that could inhibit his ability to play the guitar, and that his upcoming tour will be his last.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/24 18:18:40

Chicago police charge 'Empire' actor with filing false report

US police on Wednesday charged a TV actor with lying to authorities about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack on the streets of Chicago.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/21 18:18:40

Liu Haoran to voice 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' lead

Chinese actor Liu Haoran will dub the lead character of Hiccup for the Chinese version of the last film in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise: The Hidden World. The young actor showed up for the film's premiere in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 18:13:41