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Workshop dazzles tourists

Towering Transformers, life-sized Marvel superheroes and extraterrestrial lifeforms - a "House of Steel Robots" in Thailand has made a name for itself by transforming scrap metal into dazzling sculptures inspired by Hollywood blockbusters.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/20 17:03:40

The Chicks, minus 'Dixie,' return with fiery new album

Nearly two decades after country music shunned them for famously repudiating George W Bush, the trio formerly known as The Dixie Chicks have soared back with a new album, new name and renewed fearlessness.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/20 15:58:41

Chinese netizens bash HKSAR singer Joey Yung over post suspected of mocking patriotic citizens

Chinese fans expressed outrage at singer Joey Yung from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region after she posted a video that was suspected to be mocking four patriotic people in Hong Kong who contracted COVID-19 while attending a gala celebrating the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 18:33:40

China's box office surpasses 1 million yuan on first day of reopening

Chinese theaters reopened for business on Monday, after closing for more than 170 days due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Box office pre-sales nationwide surpassed 1 million yuan ($142,876), which thrilled Chinese moviegoers on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 11:38:40

Popular street dance show returns with new captains

With Chinese mainland cinemas in low COVID-19 risk areas reopening on Monday, China's showbiz industry is well on the road to recovery after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 17:23:41

Namibian, Chinese artists collaborate for song on reducing gender-based violence

A Chinese artist collaborated with three artists from Namibia on a song aimed at helping decrease gender-based violence worldwide.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/19 17:18:40

Bollywood star Aishwarya Bachchan moved to coronavirus ward

Bollywood star and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been moved to a Mumbai hospital along with her 8-year-old daughter, nearly a week after they were revealed to have the coronavirus, media reports said.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/19 17:13:41

Chinese social platform to rectify underage extreme star-worshipping and fan battles

China's major social media platform Sina Weibo vowed in a statement on Saturday to make efforts to curb extreme fan culture, including worshipping celebrities unconditionally and battling between different fan clubs, which echoes a wave of loud voices from the public recently calling for more attention and efforts from the authorities and relevant parties to direct young fans to better express their affection and support to their idols.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 19:36:13

Award-winning Xinjiang film 'A First Farewell' debuts as Chinese cinemas reopen

More than 170 days ago, Chinese moviegoers had to bid farewell to cinemas due to the coronavirus outbreak, just like how two Uygur children must also do to each other in the childhood film A First Farewell, one of the first films to return to hit big screens as Chinese mainland theaters reopen on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 18:33:40

Chinese museum launches digital protection for nearly 50 Ming Dynasty costume items

Shan Dong Museum in East China's Shandong Province launched digital protection for nearly 50 items of ancient costumes of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), filling the gap of digital collection of cultural relics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 23:16:35

Five Xumishan Grottoes in NW China reopened after 38 years

Five Xumishan Grottoes dating back to over 1,500 years ago in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region reopened to the public on Wednesday after being closed for 38 years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 23:13:40

Milan combines physical and digital for first apres-lockdown fashion week

Milan kicked off its first Digital Fashion Week on Tuesday with two live runway shows on the schedule, including from heavyweights Dolce & Gabbana, to send out a message of "positivity."
Source: AFP | 2020/7/16 17:58:40

Depp's ex-wife accused of 'stealing' sex abuse story

Johnny Depp's ex-wife Amber Heard "stole" her personal assistant's story of being a victim of sexual assault, the former employee told a UK court Wednesday on day seven of the Hollywood star's libel trial.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/16 17:13:40

'Top Gun' helmet and 'Alien' spaceship in auction

Maverick's fighter jet helmet, Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber, Rocky's boxing gloves and an 11-foot Alien spaceship tipped to fetch half a million dollars will go up for auction in Los Angeles in August.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/16 17:08:42

Banksy graffiti removed from London train

British street artist Banksy's latest work, tackling the spread of coronavirus, that appeared inside a London Underground train carriage "some days ago" has been removed, according to transport operators.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/16 17:08:40

Judo founder's hometown hoping for Olympic spotlight

Jigoro Kano's picture hangs in dojos worldwide, but the Japanese founder of judo is sometimes overlooked in his own hometown of Kobe - something fans are hoping the Tokyo Olympic Games will change.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/16 15:33:40

Belgian tourist attractions capitalize on Herge's legacy

The mummified corpse of Rascar Capac thrilled and terrified generations of young fans of the Tintin comic book story The Seven Crystal Balls.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/15 17:13:41

Johnny Depp staff defend Hollywood actor during London libel trial

Employees of Hollywood star Johnny Depp during his rocky marriage to ex-wife Amber Heard defended the actor in a UK court Tuesday on day six of his libel lawsuit trial.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/15 17:08:40