entertainment

Sky TV pulls Michael Jackson spoof after daughter calls it "shameful"

British broadcaster Sky has axed an episode of a new comedy series before its debut over criticism of its portrayal of Michael Jackson.

Trump takes shot at "Apprentice" successor Schwarzenegger

Donald Trump stepped down as host of the game show "The Celebrity Apprentice" during his presidential campaign, but two weeks before taking office the president-elect chose to ridicule the show's...

Trump to rock in new year with "Rocky"

US president-elect Donald Trump will spend New Year's Eve in the company of "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone, Trump's spokesman said Friday.

Cause of George Michael's death still unclear after autopsy

The cause of death of British singer George Michael remained unclear after an autopsy, British police said in a statement Friday.

Popstar George Michael dies of heart failure

Musicians from Britain and around the world paid tribute Monday to British popstar George Michael, who died of heart failure at age 53.

Singer George Michael dies aged 53, publicist confirms

British pop singer George Michael has died, the British news agency PA reported Sunday, citing his publicist.

German entry "Toni Erdmann" wins best European film prize

The German comedy «Toni Erdmann» by Maren Ade has won the award for best European film, the European Film Academy announced at a gala in the Polish city of Wroclaw Saturday.

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....