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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63 from apparent suicide
He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.
Williams a comic force, versatile actor
The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you'd be doing if you didn't become a comedian? — and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a lap dance at a strip club.
Celebrities and public figures in Taiwan took to social media sites Tuesday to mourn the passing of Hollywood actor Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide in his northern California home on Monday.
Director Luc Besson and his producer-cum-wife Virginie Silla will arrive in Taiwan Sunday to promote Besson's new action thriller “Lucy,” parts of which were shot in Taipei.
Paris to lovers: say it with a selfie, not 'love locks'
Note to romance-struck couples strolling in Paris, the eternal city of love: please consider immortalizing your passion with a “selfie” rather than lashing a padlock to a city bridge.
Film stars Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey and Halle Berry are among the first presenters announced for this month's Emmy Awards ceremony.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
90-year-old musicians still going strong in NYC
There's an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the Manhattan school founded in 1919.
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars” rode a victorious wave at the Teen Choice Awards. The actors were honored with several prizes at Sunday's fan-favorite extravaganza, including choice drama movie actor and breakout movie star for Elgort and choice drama and action movie actress for “Divergent” star Woodley. The pair was also awarded the surfboard-shaped trophy for choice movie lip-lock for their “Fault in Our Stars” smooch.
'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sliced off US$65 million at the weekend box office. Paramount Pictures' comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated renditions of the pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling superheroes lunged into first place in its debut weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The action film's tally prompted the studio to announce plans Sunday for a sequel set for June 3, 2016.
American rock group Mr. Big will perform in Taiwan in late November, the fourth time the band has played here since it was formed in 1988, according to the local concert promoter.
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