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'Today' co-host Matt Lauer fired by NBC News over allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by female colleague

NBC News fired Matt Lauer, the popular host of its Today morning show, on Wednesday after a female colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the network said, making him the latest rich and powerful man to be felled by such accusations.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/30 17:58:40

Chinese react to Disney's 'Mulan' casting

Disney announced on Wednesday that Chinese actress Liu Yifei would play the lead role of Mulan in the new live action remake of the company's 1998 animated classic of the same name.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 17:53:39

Actress says Harvey Weinstein's assistant turned blind eye to sexual assault

A British aspiring actress who has sued Harvey Weinstein over an alleged sexual assault in France suggested on Tuesday the disgraced producer's assistant turned a blind eye to his misconduct.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 18:53:39

Poland gets Sotheby's to halt sale of 19th-century work

Poland on Tuesday succeeded in having Sotheby's halt the sale of a work by the 19th-century Academic painter Henryk Siemiradzki, saying it believes the work was taken out of the country without permission.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 17:48:39

Flamenco fusionists break into Grammy world category

Two Spanish-born musicians with modern takes on flamenco were separately nominated on Tuesday for the Grammy for Best World Music Album, breaking into a category long dominated by a small pool.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/29 17:43:39

US pop star Taylor Swift's latest album release 'Reputation' reigns atop Billboard 200 chart

Taylor Swift ruled at the top of the US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday as her latest release Reputation easily beat off new entries from country music stars Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/28 18:43:40

Mao Zedong photographer Hou Bo passes away at 93

Hou Bo, one of the most famous Chinese photographers, passed away on Sunday at the age of 93. She became known as “the Red Wall photographer” for her numerous photos of chairman Mao Zedong (1893-1976).
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/28 18:43:39

Kelly, Hayworth and other US women who married royalty

US actress Meghan Markle, who is to wed Britain's Prince Harry next year, will become the latest American to marry into a royal family. Here's a brief look at five other US women who became princesses or queens.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/28 18:03:39

South Africa's new export is Miss Universe

Beauties from across the globe converged in Las Vegas on Sunday, where Miss South Africa was crowned Miss Universe.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/27 18:48:40

Rare Hitler painting donated to Dutch wartime institute

The Dutch national institute for wartime documentation said on Saturday it has been given a rare watercolor painting by Adolf Hitler, believed to be the only one in existence in The Netherlands.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/27 18:48:40

Artist Billy Apple donates feces to gut-busting research

Feces appears to be as unique as fingerprints, according to New Zealand research released Sunday which could impact on the growing push towards personalized medicine.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/26 19:13:39

Actor Hugh Jackman on 'Logan': 'It's time to leave the party'

"I know Aussies are not known for leaving the party at the right time but [after] 17 years, it's time to leave the party," Hugh Jackman quipped as he discussed his last time playing X-Men superhero Wolverine in this year's gritty action hit Logan.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/26 18:43:40

Chinese model Liu Wen enters top 10 highest-paid model list 2017, among Insta-girl celebs

Social media queen Kendall Jenner takes crown of top-earning models among other Instagram celebs. China's Liu Wen comes in 8th: @Forbes list
Source: | 2017/11/23 19:27:14

UK police probe second Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegation: report

British police are investigating Hollywood star Kevin Spacey over a second allegation of sexual assault, the Press Association news agency reported on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/23 15:03:39

Family of tragic artist Claudel sell last of her work

An “unprecedented” trove of sculptures by the brilliant but tragic French artist Camille Claudel are to go under the hammer in Paris next week.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/23 14:18:39

Animation guru's glittering resume takes hit over 'unwanted hugs'

One of history's most successful and important animators, Disney animation chief John Lasseter is considered a legend by fans, but his reputation could take a heavy hit over an admission that he enjoyed “unwanted hugs” with his staff.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 19:03:39

Jenner world's top model

Kendall Jenner topped a list on Tuesday of the world's highest paid models, edging Gisele Bundchen out of the No.1 spot for the first time in 15 years in a ranking that reflected the growing power of social media influencers.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/22 16:53:39

David Cassidy, 1970s heartthrob, dies at 67: publicist

US actor and musician David Cassidy, a 1970s teen idol best known for his role in musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, died Tuesday. He was 67.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 16:53:39