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Online Beijing International Film Festival launched on iQIYI

Due to the special circumstances brought about by COVID-19, 2020's Beijing International Film Festival is combining online and offline modes. The online section of the film festival kicked off on Friday on one of China's most popular video platforms - iQIYI.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/23 15:53:40

Tickets sell fast ahead of 10th Beijing International Film Festival

The upcoming 10th Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF), which is scheduled to be held in Beijing from Saturday to August 29, has ignited the enthusiasm of Chinese moviegoers. Anticipation is so high that 72 percent of the tickets for the films that will be screened during the festival were sold within the first 10 minutes of them going on sale on Chinese ticketing platform Taopiaopiao on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/20 18:39:45

Chinese vlogger Li Ziqi announces new business selling local traditional Chinese dish

Chinese internet celebrity Li Ziqi announced she was planning on building a factory to produce luoshifen, a Chinese noodle soup that is a specialty of Liuzhou in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 17:18:40

Hollywood mogul Meyer leaves NBCUniversal after affair settlement

Top Hollywood executive Ron Meyer, who once ran Universal Studios after co-founding the influential CAA talent agency, has left NBCUniversal after admitting to having an affair and paying the woman a settlement, the company and Meyer said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/19 16:48:40

Suspects charged in the long-unsolved murder of rap star Jam Master Jay

Two people have been charged in connection with the murder of hip hop innovator Jam Master Jay of the seminal group Run-DMC, an infamous New York slaying that's gone unsolved for 18 years.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/18 16:23:40

Chinese netizens throw support behind Taylor Swift as pop star takes on Trump

Chinese netizens expressed their support on social media for US singer Taylor Swift after the star posted two tweets on Saturday night slamming US President Donald Trump over what she called his "calculated dismantling" of the US Postal Service (USPS).
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/16 14:33:40

'The Rock' tops Hollywood highest pay list

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named Hollywood's top-paid actor for a second-year running, heading a list dominated by Netflix contracts.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/13 18:48:40

Comedian Bill Cosby files new appeal over sexual assault conviction

US comedian Bill Cosby, who is serving three and a half years in jail, has filed a new appeal against his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/13 16:38:40

After soap opera career, media mogul Sumner Redstone dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, who rose from modest beginnings to lead one of the most powerful Hollywood and television empires and became enmeshed in battles worthy of a TV soap opera, has died at age 97 after years of declining health.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/13 16:33:41

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas says tested positive for coronavirus

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas announced on his 60th birthday Monday that he was in quarantine after testing positive for the novel coronavirus but was feeling "relatively well."
Source: AFP | 2020/8/11 17:23:41

Photo of US rapper Kanye West in China as a child gets warm welcome from Chinese netizens

US rapper Kanye West posted a photo of himself and his mother from their time living in China on Twitter on Sunday. The tweet received an overwhelming positive response among netizens, some of whom compared him to the character of Dre Parker in the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 18:13:40

Swedish singer Zara Larsson boycotted by Chinese netizens for condemning China and ending collaboration with Huawei

After ending collaboration with Chinese mobile giant Huawei to promote a new smart phone, Swedish singer Zara Larsson condemned China in an interview with Swedish broadcaster TV4, provoking Chinese netizens, who accused the singer of judging the country out of ignorance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/5 18:18:41

US vloggers bid farewell to fans on TikTok after Trump threat

US vloggers started to bid their final farewells to fans on TikTok, a popular video app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, after US President Donald Trump threatened to ban the app from the US on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/2 13:23:40

Death of Japanese actor Haruma Miura shocks Chinese fans

Well-known Japanese actor Haruma Miura, 30, died at home on Saturday in what police are investigating as a possible suicide, shocking millions of Chinese netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 14:13:40

Chinese singer Zhang Yixing's new released song 'Boom' takes social media by storm

Chinese singer and K-pop EXO member Zhang Yixing, better known by his stage name Lay Zhang, released his new single "Boom," part of the second half of his fourth album Lit on Thursday. The song quickly climbed the trending ranks on both Twitter and China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/9 13:48:40

Chinese mainland netizens not ready to forgive Chinese actor Ko Chen-tung's past drug use

Although Actor Ko Chen-tung from the island of Taiwan, who was arrested six years ago for drug use, attended a movie premiere on Sunday, many netizens in Chinese mainland made it clear that they were not willing to forgive his past misbehavior.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/8 15:48:40

Chinese netizens chime in on Kanye West's presidential bid and connection to China

After US rapper Kanye West announced his presidential bid on Twitter on Sunday, Chinese netizens took to social media to discuss the announcement, leading to one comment about the rapper's connection to the city of Nanjing gaining major ground.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/5 17:38:40

'Crazy' Chinese fans cause trouble for their idols' neighbors

A news report about a group of overzealous fans in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality coming into conflict with the residents of a building where two of their idols live has gone viral on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/22 16:18:40