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Thai actress' legal action against cyber bullies wins applause from Chinese netizens

Thai actress Peeranee Kongthai, better known as Matt, who took 11 cyber bullies who slandered her online to court in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday won the applause of Chinese netizens on Chinese social media on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/22 23:13:59

Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges announces lymphoma diagnosis

US film star Jeff Bridges announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that starts in the body's infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/20 18:13:40

Wang Yibo and Zhao Liying win big at Golden Eagle Awards amid voting controversy

The 30th China TV Golden Eagle Awards were held on Sunday night, during which the winners of the Audience's Choice for Actor and Actress awards were revealed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 18:08:40

Juliette Greco, stylish survivor of radical chic Paris

French actress and singer Juliette Greco, who has died aged 93, was the face and voice of radical chic postwar Paris, a friend of Left Bank intellectual giants such as Jean-Paul Sartre, and the lover of both the Hollywood studio boss Darryl F Zanuck and jazz legend Miles Davis.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/24 18:23:40

Spoof of Lady Gaga's new music video goes viral on Chinese social media

A Chinese blogger has gone viral with an unofficial comedic version of US singer Lady Gaga's new music video "911."
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 15:43:40

Crown of late US rapper Biggie sells for $595,000 at hip hop auction

A plastic crown worn by rapper Biggie during a photoshoot just days before his murder sold at auction for $594,750 in New York on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 19:33:40

Moroccan village riffs on guitar great Hendrix's visit to country

Some claim to have seen him, others to have spoken with him - 50 years after guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's untimely death, a village on Morocco's Atlantic coast pulsates with his memory.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/17 16:33:40

Amazon signs up Bollywood superstar Bachchan

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will be the first Indian celebrity to lend his voice to Amazon's Alexa digital assistant starting in 2021, as the Silicon Valley giant expands its presence in the massive market.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/16 18:23:40

HBO/Sky mini-series 'The Third Day' experiments with live event

The Third Day, a new mini-series starring Jude Law, is pushing the boundaries with a daring set-up: a different lead actor for each half, and a live 12-hour episode in the middle.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 18:03:40

Busan film festival cut back, delayed over coronavirus

The Busan International Film Festival, Asia's biggest gathering of its kind, will be reduced to a fraction of its usual scale with several sections moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 17:53:41

'Walking Dead' to conclude record-breaking run

Once the highest-rated series in US cable television history, The Walking Dead is officially on its last legs.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/10 18:13:40

Expert with Venice Film Festival speaks highly of VR progress in China

An expert working with the Virtual Reality (VR) section of the Venice Film Festival has commended the progress made in the VR industry in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/10 18:08:40

'Israeli jazz dares' – Jerusalem festival plays despite pandemic

The Jerusalem Jazz Festival opened Tuesday but, as the pandemic has stopped most flights and barred large indoor gatherings, its organizers had to do what jazz musicians do best - improvise.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/9 20:58:40

No Hollywood ending for

It's been a bad year for Venice.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/9 20:53:40

BTS hit 'Dynamite' worth $1.4 billion to South Korea: government

K-pop sensation BTS's US-chart-topping single "Dynamite" could generate more than $1.4 billion for the South Korean economy and thousands of new jobs in the country, a government study claimed Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/8 17:13:40

Action star Jackie Chan has filed lawsuit concerning seized Beijing apartments

Chinese martial arts star Jackie Chan issued a statement through his agency on Sunday concerning the status of the star's two apartments in central Beijing which were seized and are set to go up for auction. The statement noted that the star has already filed a lawsuit concerning the properties and that since this litigation is still ongoing it was not convenient for him to disclose more details to the public.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 21:58:40

Director Ruben Ostlund talks about his new film and questions Western morality

He won the 2017 Palme d'Or for his art world satire The Square that dissected ethics and morality. In his new film, Ruben Ostlund probes society's focus on looks and spiraling consumption.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/3 16:58:42

Chinese netizens express wishes for actor Dwayne Johnson's quick recovery

Chinese netizens expressed concern after US Hollywood actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced on Thursday that he and his family had tested positive for COVID-19, with many expressing their hope that they can quickly recover.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 16:13:40