entertainment

Chinese firm building full-size Titanic replica for tourists

Construction has begun on the world's first full-size replica of the Titanic in China, a country that fell in love with the 1997 blockbuster movie about the doomed ocean liner.

"A magical voice stilled" - Leonard Cohen dies aged 82

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died Thursday at the age of 82, prompting strong reactions from musicians, actors and even heads of state.

Iranian rapper sentenced to 74 lashes and five years jail

An Iranian rapper was sentenced to five years in prison and 74 lashes in court Saturday after being found guilty of spreading Western immorality in the Islamic nation, reported the ISNA news...

"The Simpsons" to make history as longest-running TV series

The hit animated TV series "The Simpsons" will stay on the air for at least another two seasons, television broadcaster Fox said Friday, to become the longest-running scripted television series...

Eighty-five countries compete for foreign-language Oscar

Eighty-five countries are competing for the 2017 foreign-language Oscar, with Yemen submitting an entry for the first time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday.

Pokemon Go launch in China given hope with new technology venture

A ban on Google Maps means that Pokemon Go is still unavailable in China months after being launched in other parts of the world. However, local fans may finally be able to join the craze if a new...

All in a day's work: Singaporean gamer turns Pokemon Go professional

Some gamers in Singapore are willing to hire outside help to catch Pokemon. Enter 25-year-old gaming star Brandon Tan.

Game of Thrones, HBO dominate Emmy Awards

The HBO television series "Veep" and "Game of Thrones" took the top prizes at the 68th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, in a televised ceremony that delivered some laughs but few suprises....

"Game of Thrones," "Fargo," "House of Cards" up for 68th Emmy Awards

The hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," tops the list of nominees at Sunday's 68th Emmy Awards, US television's top honours.

Ukraine vows to ban certain Russian singers from Eurovision

Ukraine will not allow Russian singers who have supported the pro-Russian rebellion in eastern Ukraine to perform at next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine's Culture Minister Yevhen...

Lost demo recording by Paul McCartney sells for nearly 24,000 dollars

A demo record of a song written by former Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and sung by McCartney himself, sold at auction in Britain for 18,000 pounds (23,600 dollars) on Saturday.

Fire destroys Middle Ages film sets at famous Prague studio

A fire at the famous Barrandov film studios in Prague may have caused over 4 million dollars' worth of damage, local media reported Saturday.

Popular Malaysian singer detained amid probe for "insulting Islam"

A Malaysian court on Monday approved the four-day detention of popular singer Namewee while he is investigated on accusations of insulting Islam in a music video, a police official said.

Lou Pearlman, creator of Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, dies in prison

Lou Pearlman, the disgraced music mogul behind boy bands Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, has died in a Texas prison while serving a 25-year sentence on fraud charges.

Several injured at Snoop Dogg concert after rail collapse

Several people were injured late Saturday at a concert in New Jersey by rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa when the railing they were pressed against collapsed, causing them to tumble to the...