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US entertainment icon Winfrey says not interested in presidential run

TV and entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey has told a US magazine that she's not interested in running for president in 2020, saying that she doesn't have the DNA for the bid.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/26 8:19:55

Funeral of lead singer of The Cranberries Dolores O'Riordan held in Limerick

People carry the coffin bearing the remains of lead singer of The Cranberries Dolores O'Riordan following a funeral mass at Saint Ailbe's Church in Limerick, Ireland, on Jan. 23, 2018. The funeral of Dolores O'Riordan, who died at her hotel room in London on Jan. 15, was held in her hometown Limerick on Jan. 23.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 10:01:03

S. African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies aged 78

South African's renowned jazz musician Hugh Masekela passed away on Tuesday from a prostate cancer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 8:19:21

Minnie Mouse honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Disney character Minnie Mouse attends a star honoring ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, the United States, Jan. 22, 2018. Minnie Mouse was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/23 10:26:55

Kung fu star Jackie Chan returns his historic Hui-style houses to the Chinese mainland

Jackie Chan is donating four ancient buildings to a Chinese exhibition park that had sparked controversy in 2013 when the film star gave them to a university in Singapore.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 20:54:54

'Upside down' artist Georg Baselitz celebrated in retrospective

Georg Baselitz, a provocative German artist who inspired a generation with challenging depictions of the Nazi era and the post-war division of Germany, is being honored by a retrospective to mark his 80th birthday.
Source: Agencies | 2018/1/21 17:38:40

Hip-hop's prospects in China seem dim after Chinese rappers removed from TV shows

The latest episode of Hunan TV's singing competition show Singer aired Friday night. While usually contestants are kicked off the program after they fall to the bottom of the ranks, Chinese rapper GAI was conspicuously absent that night even though he was ranked at No.3.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 17:38:40

Late Cranberries singer O'Riordan to be buried on Tuesday

The funeral of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London last week, will take place near Limerick, Ireland on Tuesday, the church where she will be buried said on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/21 16:18:39

George Clooney to make TV return for 'Catch-22' miniseries

US actor and director George Clooney will produce, co-direct and act in the new series Catch-22, the star's first regular television role since he left ER nearly two decades ago.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/14 16:18:39

Secrets of The Beatles' visit to India to be explores at new exhibition

The 50th anniversary of the world-famous Beatles travelling to Rishikesh in India is to be marked with a new exhibition in their home city of Liverpool.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 8:20:16

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle visit Reprezent Radio in London

Prince Harry (4th R) and Meghan Markle (2nd R) arrive for a visit to Reprezent Radio at Pop Brixton in London, Britain, on Jan. 9, 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to marry in a ceremony at Windsor castle on May 19.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 10:33:58

Oprah for president? Speech sparks fevered speculation

Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? Hollywood, liberals and fans are abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harboring White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/9 17:48:40

French star singer France Gall dies aged 70

French singer France Gall, who shot to fame in the 1960s with a series of hits and a sexually suggestive song about lollipops written by Serge Gainsbourg, died on Sunday aged 70, her spokeswoman announced.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/8 16:58:39

Writer Barry rides high on epic western with a twist

Sebastian Barry thought he was having too much fun writing his rollicking historical novel Days Without End for it to be any good.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/7 17:08:39

British actress and singer Jane Birkin to publish her diaries – in French

UK actress and singer Jane Birkin, whose voice accompanied French crooner Serge Gainsbourg on some of his biggest hits, will publish in September the diaries she has kept since she was 12, she said in an interview published on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/7 15:13:39

Cate Blanchett to head Cannes jury

Cate Blanchett, the double Oscar-winning actress leading a Hollywood campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 17:53:39

Famed fiddler Rick Hall, unlikely producer of soul sound in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, passes away at age 85

Rick Hall, the white fiddler who became an unlikely force in soul music and made the small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, an international destination, has died at age 85, his family said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/4 17:48:40

Cristiano Bortone, director of first Sino-Italian coproduction 'Caffè,' shares his hopes for future cross-national films

Having lived in China for about a decade, Italian director/producer/screenwriter Cristiano Bortone finally brought his understanding of Chinese people and society to the big screen on December 30 with Caffè, the first Sino-Italian coproduced film.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 17:48:39