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Beyond glitz and glamour, Lebanese transgender model breaks taboos

In a central Beirut cafe, transgender model Sasha Elijah flips open a paper fan and whips out her new ice cream cone-shaped high-heeled shoes for a potential drag costume.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/16 18:33:03

Picasso's $115m 'Young Girl' to be loaned to Paris museum

Picasso's Young Girl With Basket of Flowers, recently sold at a New York auction for $115 million, will be loaned to Paris's Musee d'Orsay for a Picasso exhibit opening in September.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/13 18:18:40

New exhibition at National Art Museum of China showcases classic calligraphy from scholar Yu Youren

An art exhibition featuring hundreds of calligraphy works by Chinese scholar Yu Youren (1879-1964) kicked off at the National Art Museum of China on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 18:18:39

Mo Yan's 'Sorghum Wine' script to be published

The script for Sorghum Wine, a stage play adaptation of Chinese Nobel literature prize winner Mo Yan's famous 1986 novel Red Sorghum, will be published in the May edition of the State-run literature magazine People's Literature, the magazine announced in a WeChat post on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 16:33:40

My big break

If the infamous "hobbling" scene in Rob Reiner's Misery made you hide behind the sofa, then prepare to wince hard at Mission: Impossible - Fallout - as Tom Cruise shatters his ankle for real.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/1 16:33:39

Echo prize win for duo with anti-Semitic message sparks outrage

The awarding of an Echo music prize to hip-hop duo Kollegah & Farid Bang has ignited outrage in Germany.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 17:18:39

Cave, Depp join Jazz Festival

Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave, Hollywood star Johnny Depp and punk legend Iggy Pop will be among the headliners at this year's Montreux Jazz Festival, organizers announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/18 17:13:40

Filmmakers discuss secret to global success at Sino-Foreign Film Co-Production Forum during the 8th Beijing International Film Festival

How can a film become globally successful? How can co-productions win the hearts of target market audiences without resorting to the addition of awkwardly inserted local "elements" that end up backfiring at the box office?
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 18:43:40

'Full Metal Jacket' star R. Lee Ermey passes away at age 74 from complications of pneumonia

US actor and retired Marine R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's film Full Metal Jacket (1987), has died, his manager said on Sunday. He was 74.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 17:23:40

Cannes Critics' Week lineup

Hollywood star Paul Dano's much-anticipated directorial debut, Wildlife, will open Critics' Week at the Cannes film festival next month, the organizers said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 17:18:39

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/16 18:48:40

Beyonce delights Coachella with Destiny's Child reunion

Beyonce returned spectacularly to the stage on Saturday with a joyous, homecoming-themed party at the Coachella festival where she delighted fans with a rare reunion of her former trio Destiny's Child.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/16 16:33:39

'Cuckoo's Nest' director dies at 86

Oscar-winning Czech-born film director Milos Forman, celebrated for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, has died aged 86, his agents told AFP on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/15 17:53:39

Cecil Taylor, rebellious US jazz pianist, passes away at age 89

Cecil Taylor, the rebellious pianist whose dissonant, nearly percussion-like approach to the keys helped set the stage for the free jazz movement, has died, his representative said Friday. He was 89.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 15:48:39

Khan freed on bail

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan left prison on Saturday after being granted bail so he can contest a five-year jail sentence for killing rare antelopes.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/8 15:38:39

Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says he has struggled with depression

Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, one of Hollywood's top paid stars, said on Monday he struggled with depression after watching his mother's attempted suicide and encouraged men suffering from the disease to open up about their struggles and seek help.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/3 16:53:39

Supermodel Naomi Campbell urges Vogue to launch African edition

Supermodel Naomi Campbell said on Sunday that Vogue magazine should launch an African edition to recognize the continent's contribution to a global fashion industry that has been criticized for its lack of diversity.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/3 16:48:39

Steven Bochco dead at 74

US television writer and producer Steven Bochco, the creator of iconic shows such as Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and LA Law, has died at the age of 74, his representatives said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/3 16:48:39