Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Country-pop star Taylor Swift scored big at the American Music Awards on Sunday, taking home four wins including the night's top prize for artist of the year, as some of pop music's biggest names came together for the fan-voted awards ceremony.
J.J. Abrams may be immersed in a galaxy far, far away these days, but he's taking a break from preproduction work on the new “Star Wars” film to accept a special honor at the 41st International Emmy Awards Gala.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” took in US$161.1 million at the North American box office this weekend in one of the biggest movie debuts ever, industry estimates showed Sunday.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The Time Lord popped up simultaneously in nearly 100 countries on Saturday — in a special episode marking 50 years of the BBC's cult sci-fi series “Doctor Who.”
--A granddaughter of German painter Otto Dix, a few of whose works were discovered in the vast trove of Nazi-looted art stashed in a Munich flat, has called Germany's approach to the Third Reich's spoils “scandalous.”
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Lee Kang Sheng (李康生) and Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) were named best actor and actress for their performances in “Stray Dogs” (郊遊) and “The Grandmaster” (一代宗師), respectively, at the 50th Golden Horse Awards ceremony last night, while Tsai Ming Liang (蔡明亮) captured the best director award for “Stray Dogs.”, 1 Comment
The “Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire” pulled in US$25.25 million in U.S. box office sales on Thursday night, 28 percent more than the first movie in the franchise grossed on the same night, and setting a course for big opening weekend sales.
“The Oscars of Chinese Cinema” drew stars and fans alike to Taipei for the award ceremony that would determine the names and acts of the year, yesterday.
The voices of 650 youngsters singing Benjamin Britten's “Friday Afternoons” song cycle filled the concert hall he built in eastern England and wafted out over the Internet on Friday as the world celebrated the centenary of Britain's most famous modern composer.
Allison Janney extends the maxim that the best actors can entertain simply by reading a phone book. She manages with commercials.