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U.S.-made live-action Hello Kitty movie on the way

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Hello Kitty is the hardest working cat in show business, and the Sanrio star is on her way to becoming a Hollywood one as well. Warner Bros Entertainment’s California-based New Line Cinema has just announced who’ll be helming Kitty-chan’s first-ever U.S.-produced, and first-ever live-action, movie. Making up one half of the co-directing duo is Jennifer Coyle, whose recent credits… Read

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Kim Kardashian says body-shamers 'really broke me' during pregnancy

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Kim Kardashian on Friday called out those who bully and body-shame others, recalling her embarrassment when she was attacked for gaining 60 pounds during her first pregnancy. In an Instagram stories posting, Kardashian detailed how she had been compared to a killer whale during the later stages of her pregnancy… Read

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'Fresh Off The Boat' creator brings 'authentic' Asian-American story to the big screen

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Writer and director Eddie Huang hopes his first feature film, "Boogie," will help shift expectations about the type of Asian-American stories shown on the big screen. "This is the next level, where we get to come in and tell our authentic, specific stories," said Huang, whose 2013 autobiography was adapted… Read

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Square unveils deal for Jay-Z's Tidal music platform

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Digital payments firm Square says it is buying a controlling stake in the streaming music platform Tidal from a group led by rap star Jay-Z for $297 million in cash and stock. "The acquisition extends Square's purpose of economic empowerment to a new vertical: musicians," said a statement from the… Read

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Berlin film festival's Golden Bear goes to 'Loony Porn'

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Judges at the Berlin Film Festival announced Friday that the satirical movie ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ by Romanian director Radu Jude has been awarded this year’s top prize, saying it has the “rare and essential quality of a lasting art work.” The film about a teacher facing scrutiny… Read

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'Demon Slayer' anime strikes chord with pandemic Japan

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The demons are everywhere, sometimes spreading like purple slime, lurking, killing. The terrifying plight depicted in the swashbuckling animated film, “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train,” has struck a chord with pandemic-era Japan, and possibly with the world. “Demon Slayer” has become the biggest grossing film for… Read

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Japan Cultural Expo presents showcase of performing arts

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On Feb 28, a stunning showcase of traditional Japanese performing arts took place at the foreigner-friendly National Theatre of Japan in the Hanzomon district of Tokyo. The event was sponsored by the Japan Cultural Expo, a nationwide festival presenting a year-round program of the arts. The Cultural Expo’s goals include… Read

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33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda

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When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. Murphy was at the very height of his fame, coming off “Beverly Hills Cop II” and the stand-up special “Raw.” They were heady times. Arsenio Hall, Murphy’s longtime friend and co-star in… Read

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Disney's 'Raya and the Last Dragon' takes audience on an Asian-inspired adventure

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Walt Disney Co's latest animated movie, "Raya and the Last Dragon," aims to offer a fresh take on a princess tale in a fantasy world inspired by Southeast Asia and no prince coming to the rescue. The film, which debuts on Friday, tells the story of Raya, a young princess… Read

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K-pop stars BTS named IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year

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K-pop sensation BTS, whose catchy, upbeat songs have won legions of fans around the world, have scooped the 2020 Global Recording Artist of the Year Award from IFPI, the recorded music industry representative body said on Thursday. The seven-member group had a hugely successful 2020, becoming the first Korean pop… Read

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