Born in Cuba to African slaves, Rafael Padilla battled racism to become the toast of bourgeois Paris, feted by the rich and powerful for his performances as "Chocolat the clown," France's first black celebrity.
The Walt Disney Co.'s "The Jungle Book" opened with US$103.6 million in North America, making it one of the biggest April debuts ever at the box office and continuing the studio's streak of unearthing live-action riches buried in its animated classics.
Video footage of 12 foreign vloggers who have shot their adventures in Taiwan will be part of the latest Fun Taiwan series on the Travel & Living Channel (TLC), in a collaborative promotional effort with the Tourism Bureau targeting internet users.
Bestselling U.S. crime writer Harlan Coben discovered a passion for screen writing during his work on new TV drama "The Five" which now looks set to compete with his career as a novelist.
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Sean Penn's "The Last Face" about aid workers in Africa will compete at the Cannes Film Festival this year -- along with movies about interracial marriage in 1950s America, illness and poverty in working class Britain and cannibal fashion models in Los Angeles.
Before the Syrian refugee crisis spilled across Europe, first-time feature filmmakers Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching were in Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp with their cameras.
Fans of "Empire" will be able to binge-watch each episode of the drama's current season prior to the season finale on May 18 as part of an unusual syndication deal between Fox and the TV One network announced on Thursday.
The story jumps from the past to the present very suddenly, employing an interesting visual technique that links the two moments in time through a character.
The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off fashionably with the premiere of Andrew Rossi's "The First Monday in May," a behind-the-scenes documentary about the mounting of an ambitious fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the museum's annual star-studded Met Gala.