Japanese animation classic hits Chinese screens 30 years late

Japanese animation classic hits Chinese screens 30 years late

The Japanese animation classic “My Neighbor Totoro”, which has enchanted generations of children, finally hit Chinese cinemas Friday — 30 years after its original release. The Studio Ghibli film has never been screened in China despite its global popularity. The movie follows two sisters who move with their…

CBS paid ‘Bull’ actress Eliza Dushku $9.5 mn to settle harassment claims

US television network CBS paid $9.5 million Eliza Dushku, an actress on primetime drama “Bull,” and wrote her off the show after she claimed the lead actor had harassed her. Michael Weatherly made several lewd comments or jokes in front of the production team referring to Dushku’s physique,…

‘Blurred Lines’ legal saga ends in $5mn ruling favoring Marvin Gaye family

A long-running copyright dispute over the smash hit “Blurred Lines” has ended with the family of Motown legend Marvin Gaye winning a nearly $5 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. Thicke and Williams had been accused by Gaye’s estate of copyright infringement for their 2013 hit…

Blunt puts spoonful of British class into Mary Poppins

Emily Blunt was more than a little nervous about stepping into Julie Andrews’ laced-up boots when all the…

Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding

In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might…

Faulkner marks decade in music with festive song

Newton Faulkner is marking a decade in music with the release of his new festive single ‘Wish I…

‘A Star Is Born’ leads US Screen Actors Guild nominations

“A Star Is Born” led the pack in the movies category Wednesday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards…

Yalitza Aparicio: An indigenous Mexican woman captivates Hollywood

Yalitza Aparicio had just gone along with her sister to the casting call for Alfonso Cuaron’s new film.…

Fender owes music career to inspirational teacher

BRITs Critics’ Choice Award 2019 winner Sam Fender owes his music career to a teacher who inspired him…

Russian influence on show in C African beauty contest

Clad in sleek red gowns and wreathed in smiles, the models lined up in Bangui stadium for the…

Roving cinema plays public service role in Central Africa

A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African…

Meghan presents fashion award to wedding dress designer Waight Keller

Givenchy’s artistic director Clare Waight Keller Monday received the British designer of the year womenswear award from Meghan…


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