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K-pop top awards show skips Hong Kong due to protests

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An annual K-pop festival is not happening in Hong Kong this year due to months-long political unrest, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Hong Kong has hosted the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) since 2012, where top K-pop artists including global phenomenon boyband BTS performed… Read

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LGBTQ characters on U.S. television at all time high

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Shows like "Batwoman," "Pose," and"Euphoria" have brought the number of lesbian, gay and transgender characters on U.S. television to a record high, helping to accelerate acceptance of sexual diversity in wider society, according to a report. Advocacy group GLAAD said that LGBTQ characters made up 10.2% of all prime-time series… Read

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Amusement park builds gigantic 120-meter Godzilla structure

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Located on Awaji Island in Hyogo prefectures, amusement park Nijigen no Mori ("Two Dimensional Forest") offers an opportunity for anime fans to explore outdoor attractions that makes them feel as if they've jumped into the worlds of their favorite series. A recently opened Naruto and Boruto Ninja Village recreated the… Read

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Woody Allen, Amazon end legal dispute over movie deal

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Woody Allen has ended his $68 million lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc for backing out of a four-picture production and distribution agreement and refusing to distribute a film he had finished. Allen and Amazon notified the federal court in Manhattan late on Friday night that the lawsuit was being voluntarily dismissed.… Read

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British rocker Pete Doherty arrested again in Paris

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French police arrested British rocker Pete Doherty after a drunken brawl in Paris Sunday, a day after they released him following cocaine bust, prosecutors and his lawyer said. Doherty, 40, the front man of the Libertines, was arrested for assaulting a man while drunk, said the Paris prosecutors' office His… Read

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Music by the numbers: Scientists reveal a secret to great song writing

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What makes some music so enjoyable, and can science help us engineer the perfect pop song? A group of researchers who statistically analyzed tens of thousands of chord progressions in classic U.S. Billboard hits say they have found the answer, and it lies in the right combination of uncertainty and… Read

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Superheroes vs cinema? Debate continues over Scorsese remarks

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Martin Scorsese's dismissal of Marvel films as "not cinema" has split Hollywood and moviegoers, sparking reactions from full-blooded support to accusations of hypocrisy and elitism. The Oscar-winning director penned a New York Times op-ed last week in which he argued superhero blockbusters lack the sense of risk, mystery and complex… Read

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Domingo won't perform at Tokyo Olympics cultural events

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The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday opera legend Placido Domingo has said he won't perform at pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan. The committee said in a statement that Domingo has decided not to perform at an event scheduled for April that was meant to bring together opera and traditional… Read

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Biography focuses on Brando's internal struggle

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Marlon Brando made no apologies for being an iconoclast and living and loving as he chose, even scorning the adulation that came with being called the most influential actor in the last seven decades. The media-fed public often saw hypocrisy and wasted talent in Brando, a man who badmouthed Hollywood… Read

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Netflix serves up 'Green Eggs and Ham' with all-star cast

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When screenwriter Jared Stern was approached about developing Dr Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" as an animated series, he sought advice from one important woman and the consent of another. "I mentioned it to my grandmother and she said, 'That was your favorite book when you were little. You used… Read

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