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Popular Korean YouTuber boycotts Japan by shredding flight ticket to pieces at airport

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Ever since the end of World War II, relations between Japan and Korea have been frosty at best. No matter how many decades have passed, such dark stains in history have a tendency to linger in people’s minds. Take Korean YouTuber Hong Sung Hyuk, for example. Although his channel is generally lighthearted and… Read

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Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

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Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity," Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most beloved alter… Read

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Hollywood executive's book recalls misbehaving stars, moguls

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Former Hollywood executive Harris Katleman has an eclectic, five-decade track record that could only be the result of skill, moxie and luck. He championed the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the WWII novel "From Here to Eternity," made the impresarios behind "The Price is Right" wealthier and helped "The Simpsons" become… Read

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Comedians pocketed up to ¥1 million from alleged crime group

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Thirteen comedians who recently took flak for secretly performing at a party hosted by a purported crime group, received between 1 million yen and several tens of thousands of yen from the group in remuneration, their agent said Saturday. The largest sum of 1 million yen was paid out to… Read

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How visions of the moon inspired centuries of storytellers

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By landing on the moon in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin arrived at a place which, up until that point, had been the stuff of fantasy. But even after they transformed fantasy into fact, it is a place that continues to capture the imagination of storytellers, as it has… Read

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Techno pioneer Mills says electro music now 'too middle class'

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Techno pioneer Jeff Mills says that electronic music has become too "middle class" and lost its political edge. The American DJ and record producer who founded the hugely influential Detroit collective Underground Resistance, said "bubblegum" pop has taken over the dance floors, airwaves and earphones of the world over. "Music,… Read

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HBO Max set for 2020 streaming launch; gets 'Friends' from Netflix

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WarnerMedia will launch its new Netflix rival "HBO Max" in early 2020 after reclaiming the rights to stream its hugely popular television comedy "Friends," the company said. The new service will enter an increasingly crowded TV streaming marketplace, vying for customers with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon as well as the… Read

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'The Lion King' cast talks reimagining the Disney classic

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Disney's "The Lion King" has received no shortage of remakes and spinoffs in the years since its original 1994 release. Now, as the film nears its silver anniversary, Disney delivers a new take on the animated musical. Cast and crew gathered in Hollywood for "The Lion King" world premiere this… Read

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Story of writer Woolf's wild affair hits the big screen

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Their love shocked and scandalised the English upper classes -- two married women conducting an affair in front of their husbands. What is more, the novel that came out of their tempestuous relationship changed literature forever. Now a movie tells the story of novelist Virginia Woolf's all-consuming passion for her… Read

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'Final Fantasy VII' goes vinyl for two-record music collection

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Once upon a time, the "Final Fantasy" video game franchise was exclusive to Nintendo consoles. But after six installments of the mainline series, publisher Square Soft released "Final Fantasy VII" as a console exclusive for Sony’s PlayStation, and the reason for jumping ship can be summed up in one word: CDs. The PlayStation was… Read

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