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New crowned 2017 Miss USA sparks firestorm for controversial remarks

Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist working for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Miss USA 2017 Sunday night in Las Vegas and caused a firestorm on social media for controversial comments about political issues during the competition.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 7:49:23

French actor Delon to retire

Alain Delon, the French star dubbed one of "the best looking actors of all time," declared Tuesday that he was calling time on his career.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/10 17:23:39

Chadwick Boseman: I’m not ready for ‘Black Panther’ fame

Many actors on the verge of the big time like to pretend they have it all worked out, that they know what to expect and are ready.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/10 17:03:39

Hollywood actor runs for congress in South California

Antonio Sabato Jr., an actor best known for his roles on several reality television shows, announced to run for congress in South California in the west coast of the United States
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/10 7:45:37

Former US president Bill Clinton co-writes White House thriller

Bill Clinton might have hoped to spend this year back in the White House as the US' "first gentleman," should his wife Hillary have won the 2016 election.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/9 17:38:39

Musician Nicki Minaj becomes college benefactor through Twitter

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has promised to pay university tuition for dozens of fans after a promotional contest metamorphosed over Twitter.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/9 17:03:39

Renowned Chinese mathematician dies at 98

Renowned Chinese mathematician Wu Wenjun, died on Sunday at the age of 98 in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/7 20:50:23

UK’s Prince Philip, 95, to retire in August

Britain's Prince Philip, the 95-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will retire from public engagements later this year, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/4 21:28:40

Pitt opens up

Brad Pitt has admitted heavy drinking helped ruin his marriage and revealed he is teetotal and in therapy in his first interview since his shock split from Angelina Jolie.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/4 17:43:39

New York’s second orchestra boosts early music with new conductor

The Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York named master of early music Bernard Labadie as its principal conductor Wednesday, setting a new focus on advancing work predating the early 19th century.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/4 16:03:39

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge visits farm in Arlingham

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge Catherine feeds a lamb during a visit to a farm run by the Farms for City Children charity in Arlingham, near Gloucester, Britain on May 3, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/4 9:26:39

Karel Schoeman, South African author of 19 novels, commits suicide at age 77

South African novelist Karel Schoeman committed suicide aged 77, local media said Tuesday, with a farewell letter revealing he had long contemplated such a fate and tried so before.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/3 15:53:40

Oscar-winning ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director dies

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs whose four-decade career produced a staggering array of work from romantic comedy to social and political documentaries, died Wednesday. He was 73.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 16:18:40

Popstar Madonna expresses anger over unauthorized biopic

Madonna voiced anger Tuesday over news that a Hollywood studio plans an unauthorized biopic of her early years in New York struggling to break into the music business.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/26 18:58:40

IM Pei, star architect of Louvre pyramid, celebrates 100th birthday

The modernist architect IM Pei, who was once pilloried for plonking a glass pyramid into the courtyard of the Louvre, turns 100 Wednesday with his controversial creation now an icon of the French capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 20:58:40

Oprah Winfrey conquers acting fears in ‘Henrietta Lacks’

Before Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore removed some of her cancerous cells to grow outside her body in a petri dish.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/24 18:38:40

Rockers Xu Wei and Black Panther to join this year’s Golomber Music Festival

Renowned Chinese rocker Xu Wei and rock band Black Panther will join the upcoming fourth Golomber Music Festival, the organizers of the festival announced in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 18:38:40

New TV drama ‘Fighter of the Destiny’ looks to take advantage of ‘the Lu Han effect’

Adapted from the 2014 online novel of the same name, TV series Fighter of the Destiny tells the story of a fantasy world in which humans, spirits and demons co-exist.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 19:28:39