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Chinese version of Tom Hank's 'Uncommon Type' pulled from stores as main translators fight over rights

The Chinese version of Tom Hanks' first book is being given extremely low scores on Chinese review sites and has been pulled from shelves following a dispute in which one of the translators of the book accused the head of the translation team of taking credit for her work.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/9 18:28:40

Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial set for May

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will go on trial in Manhattan on May 6 on charges of sexually assaulting two women, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/9 18:03:40

Queen of Nice's famed Negresco hotel dies at 95

The flamboyant owner of the seafront Negresco hotel in the French city of Nice has died at the age of 95, her guardian told AFP on Tuesday, plunging the future of the pink-domed Riviera landmark into uncertainty.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/9 17:58:40

Kevin Spacey denies indecent assault in groping case

Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty on Monday to indecently assaulting a teenager who alleged that the Oscar-winning US actor groped him in a bar in Massachusetts in 2016.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/8 17:03:39

2018 big year for the revitalization of competitive idol reality shows

While according to the Chinese calendar 2018 was the Year of the Dog, when it comes to the TV industry in China it might be better to call it the "Year of the Idol" as competitive idol band reality shows were major wins for streaming platforms in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 19:03:39

Head of Rothschild in Russia pens fairy tales between flights

Giovanni Salvetti, the head of Rothschild in Russia and CIS, takes five flights a week in his job managing the bank's operations from Kazakhstan to Ukraine.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/26 17:58:39

Chinese fans clash on social media in wake of star couple Yang Mi, Hawick Lau divorce news

A bombshell dropped on Sina Weibo on Saturday night for fans of Chinese star couple Yang Mi and Hawick Lau. In a post on the social media platform, Jaywalk Studio, the entertainment and media company founded by Yang and which manages Lau, announced that the two had divorced earlier this year after four years of marriage.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 17:03:39

Indian actor Aamir Khan meets with fans in Xi'an to promote new film 'Thugs of Hindostan'

Aamir Khan, the iconic Indian movie star, attended a promotional event for his movie Thugs of Hindostan on Tuesday evening at Xidian University in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, spending nearly two hours answering questions from his fans.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 19:03:40

Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges to receive lifetime achievement honor at next year's Golden Globes

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will receive a lifetime achievement award at January's Golden Globes ceremony for his wide range of work, from Western True Grit to comedy The Big Lebowski, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/18 18:33:39

Philip Colbert updates pop art for the digital age in new show

Artist and designer Philip Colbert, whose surrealist clothes have been worn by Lady Gaga and Rita Ora, brings pop art back to British painting with a new show that comments on consumerist culture, climate change and our appetite for social media.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/17 18:16:39

Rap star Kendrick Lamar, women nominees lead Grammys race

The soundtrack of Marvel's Black Panther propelled rap superstar Kendrick Lamar to the front of this year's Grammy pack with eight nominations, closely followed by fellow rapper Drake with seven, organizers said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/9 18:23:39

Cardi B to split with husband

US rapper Cardi B on Wednesday announced the end of her 15-month marriage to Offset, the rapper and father of her daughter, dropping a video with the news on Instagram.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 17:58:40

Model Natalia Vodianova gets personal in bid to save disabled children from orphanages

Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova is best known for strutting down catwalks but she is most proud of her behind-the-scenes work - such as campaigning to keep disabled children out of orphanages as efforts mount to stop institutionalizing children.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/1 18:52:09

Chinese stage director Meng Jinghui receives award for contributions to Russian cultural heritage

In recognition of his contributions to Russian culture, Chinese stage director Meng Jinghui was awarded the Pushkin Medal by Russia's Deputy Prime Minister for Social Policy, Labor, Health and Pension Provision Tatyana Golikova at the Russian Embassy in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 17:33:40

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett to star in TV series

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has become the latest Hollywood celebrity to switch to TV, signing on to star in the new FX limited series Mrs America.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/31 19:33:42

Finalists for Fu Lei Translation and Publishing Award revealed

The Fu Lei Translation and Publishing Award announced this year's finalists at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 19:33:41

Obituary: Chinese author Louis Cha changed face of 'wuxia' genre

Millions of wuxia fans from home and abroad flooded social media platforms to express their shock and sorrow after news hit that renowned Chinese martial arts novelist Louis Cha, widely known by his pen name Jin Yong, passed away in Hong Kong on Tuesday at the age of 94.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 19:03:41

Chinese pianist Lang Lang holds charity gala in New York

Chinese pianist Lang Lang raised $1.6 million for music education in the US and China at a benefit gala in New York on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 18:33:40