Chinese online stores provide paid service for people to rant about fictional TV character

Online stores on Chinese ecommerce sites such as Taobao and Xianyu have begun introducing a service that offers customers the opportunity to vent their anger at the fictional character of Lin Youyou, the young woman who seduces a rich married man in the Chinese drama Nothing But Thirty.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/10 21:03:40

Fighting for Charity

A series of special episodes aimed at promoting poverty alleviation projects in severe poverty regions on popular Chinese reality show Go Fighting have become a hit on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 17:13:40

China's 'Hollywood': Hengdian World Studios regains vitality as coronavirus brought under control in China

Walking down a street at Hengdian World Studios, China's equivalent to Hollywood, at least seven different film crews can be seen busily going about shooting films or TV shows, while performers dressed in various period costumes are everywhere.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 16:53:41

Golden Globes voters hit with antitrust lawsuit brought by Norwegian journalist

The exclusive group of film journalists that awards the Golden Globes was accused Monday of sabotaging non-members while gorging on lavish perks and unparalleled access to Hollywood stars.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/4 18:03:41

Bollywood star discharged after catching coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said Sunday he had been discharged from the hospital, three weeks after being admitted with "mild" coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/3 18:13:40

Filming ramps up at China's equivalent to Hollywood – Hengdian World Studios

More than 100 crews have returned to work at China's version of Hollywood, Hengdian World Studios in East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 15:48:40

Young music talents seek recognition

A group of young talents appearing on the competition show The Coming One: Superband have turned to the small screen to show their love for music, as well as respect toward copyright.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 17:30:17

Emmy takeaways: record for black actors and new nominees

The Emmy nominations on Tuesday yielded a step forward for diversity and nods aplenty for ESPN's popular Michael Jordan documentary.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/29 16:18:40

'Succession,' 'Watchmen' set to grab top Emmy nominations

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations honoring the best and brightest in television will be announced early Tuesday, kicking off an unusual awards season clouded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 17:43:40

Depp faces court of public opinion after libel trial

Johnny Depp walked into the hallowed halls of London's High Court three weeks ago seeking to expunge the stain of being branded a "wife beater" by The Sun tabloid.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/28 16:43:41

Sohu TV's livestreaming channel brings on popular actresses to increase influencer market share

Actress Annie Yi, who has grown in popularity after appearing on entertainment show Sisters Who Make Waves, joined Chinese streaming platform Sohu TV's live streaming channel to sell products together with the site's CEO Zhang Chaoyang on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 15:53:40

Award-winning US talk show legend Regis Philbin dies aged 88

Regis Philbin, an award-winning fixture of US talk show culture, has died at the age of 88, media reports said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/27 18:48:42

Witness in SS guard's trial speaks out to prevent history from repeating itself

The pyres of burning bodies in the forests around Nazi Germany's Stutthof concentration camp still haunt 93-year-old Marek Dunin-Wasowicz, a crucial witness in the trial of former SS guard Bruno Dey which is expected to close on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/23 16:13:40

US comedian lip-synchs Trump into a punchline

She is quickly becoming the internet's favorite Donald Trump impersonator but Sarah Cooper does it without saying a word - preferring to let the US president she calls her "head writer" do the talking for her.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/22 16:38:40

TV and film cultural communication between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan should not be hindered

The communication commission of the island of Taiwan has published a draft law aimed at blocking major Chinese mainland video platforms such as iQIYI to stop local residents from having access to the culture conveyed in these TV shows on these platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 23:03:28

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

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

Host Grant Imahara passes away at 49

Grant Imahara, who co-hosted the popular science TV show MythBusters and worked behind the scenes on three Star Wars films, has died at age 49, the Discovery Channel said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/15 17:03:40