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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

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