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Musician Bob Dylan ponders his inspirations in ‘extraordinary’ Nobel speech

Music icon Bob Dylan has delivered his long-awaited Nobel lecture, citing Buddy Holly and The Odyssey among his inspirations, a relief for the Swedish Academy after it honored the famous songwriter with its prestigious literature prize for the first time.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/6 17:08:39

Spanish novelist and essayist Juan Goytisolo passes away ‘surrounded by his loved ones’ in Marrakesh at age 86

Veteran Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo, one of Spain's most celebrated writers of the postwar period, died Sunday aged 86, his agent said.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/5 17:58:40

All eyes on Cosby accuser as sexual assault trial begins

While dozens of women have leveled sexual assault allegations at comedian Bill Cosby, destroying his reputation as "America's dad," the question of whether he will be imprisoned will hang on the words of a single woman when his trial starts this week.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/5 17:58:39

Music stars unite at UK charity concert

Cheers drowned out tears in Manchester on Sunday as Ariana Grande was joined by fellow music stars for a charity concert where fans vowed to face down fears of terrorism after two deadly attacks in Britain.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/5 17:43:39

Ariana Grande holds benefit show in Manchester

American singer Ariana Grande held a concert here in Manchester Sunday, just two weeks after her show at the city's arena ended with Britain's worst terror attack.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/5 8:48:17

50 years after ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ world still enjoys the show

Fifty years ago, The Beatles transformed from floppy-haired boy wonders who wanted to hold your hand to abstruse philosophers whose vision spanned civilizations. And the effect is still being felt.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/1 16:38:39

Rapper Lil Twist ordered to pay $1.5m to actor he assaulted

Lil Twist, the rapper best known as the sidekick of Justin Bieber, was ordered by a judge on Wednesday to pay $1.5 million to an actor he assaulted several years ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/1 16:43:39

US pop star Ariana Grande announces return to Manchester for benefit concert

US pop star Ariana Grande announced Tuesday she would return to Manchester to headline a star-studded benefit concert for the victims of the deadly attack on her show last week.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/31 18:18:39

Keri Russell gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actress Keri Russell, best known for her role as a ruthless KGB operative in the long-running series The Americans, was honored on Tuesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/31 17:03:39

Grande suspends tour

Pop star Ariana Grande on Wednesday suspended her tour until early June at the earliest after a deadly attack on her show in Manchester that left 22 people dead.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 17:48:39

Superstar Tom Cruise says sequel to 1986 fighter jet action film ‘Top Gun’ in the works

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise revealed on Wednesday he plans a sequel to the cult action film Top Gun, with filming set to begin next year.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/24 16:33:39

James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond for more than two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanizing super-spy, and for his charity work.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/24 16:33:39

Michael Moore filming new documentary on Donald Trump

Filmmaker Michael Moore is making a documentary on Donald Trump entitled Fahrenheit 9/11, a nod to his most famous work set in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks as well as the date the US president was elected.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/17 18:28:39

Kimmel to return as Oscars host

Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars, the Academy said Tuesday, as the glitzy annual show moves on from the biggest mix-up in its history.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/17 18:18:39

Video of Putin playing piano garners over 1 million views

The video clip of Russian President Vladimir Putin playing two Russian songs on piano before a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Belt and Road Forum on Sunday has gone viral in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 22:33:40

Legendary music boss Reid out amid sexual harassment reports

L.A. Reid, one of the music world's top executives who helped launch the careers of myriad stars including Rihanna and Justin Bieber, has left Epic Records after reported harassment allegations.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/16 17:43:39

Dimash Kudaibergen newest symbol of Sino-Kazakh relations

Singer Dimash Kudaibergen became famous in China literally overnight after he debuted on the first episode of Hunan Television's hit singing competition show Singer on January 22.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 17:43:39

Daring Kidman center of attention at France’s annual film festival

Nicole Kidman is the undisputed queen of the Cannes film festival which opens Wednesday afternoon in the French Riviera resort, starring in three of its most eagerly awaited films.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/16 17:33:39