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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

'Old Buddha' of fashion

Members of the Chinese fashion world and fans are mourning the death of Karl Lagerfeld, the famous Chanel and Fendi designer who passed away on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 19:23:40

Police probe tip US actor was seen with alleged attackers

US detectives are investigating a tip that on the night gay black actor Jussie Smollett reported being beaten in a hate-motivated attack he was in an elevator with two brothers later arrested in the probe.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/20 15:03:40

Virginie Viard, emerging from the late Karl Lagerfeld's shadow, to head fashion giant Chanel as creative director

Virginie Viard, who was the late Karl Lagerfeld's "right and left hand" for more than 30 years, is stepping out from the legendary designer's formidable shadow to take over as Chanel's creative director.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/20 14:58:40

'Kissing sailor' in iconic NY picture passes away at age 95

The sailor pictured kissing a woman in Times Square as people celebrated the end of World War II has died at age 95, his daughter told The Providence Journal.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 16:13:39

Foreign talents find a following in China through the Chinese TikTok

When British singer Shaun Gibson finally left China to head home for the holidays it wasn't for Christmas but Chinese New Year. During his first year and a half of playing music in China, Gibson had adapted a couple of popular Chinese songs by sampling the melodies and writing English lyrics for them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 17:23:40

Leads for Wang Xiaoshuai's 'So Long, My Son' win Silver Bears

Chinese netizens cheered on Sunday morning when news hit that director Wang Xiaoshuai's new film So Long, My Son had grabbed two Silver Bear trophies for its lead actress Yong Mei and actor Wang Jingchun at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival, or Berlinale.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2019/2/17 17:08:39

Swinton overlooked daughter at first for starring film role

Tilda Swinton and a childhood friend prepared for months to make a film about a traumatic experience from their youth before realizing that the actress's daughter would be perfect for the starring role.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 16:23:40

'Roma' wins Bafta glory in new advance for Netflix

Netflix black-and-white production Roma triumphed at the Bafta film awards on Sunday, boosting Academy Award hopes for the US streaming giant despite concerns that its business model is undermining the film industry.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/11 16:53:39