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Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China

An unknown assailant stabbed Hong Kong actor Simon Yam on Saturday during a promotional event in mainland China but Yam’s injuries were not life-threatening, Chinese state media reported. A video was posted on China’s Twitter-like Weibo service showing a man in a dark vest rushing up to the stage and attacking Yam with a knife in the city of Zhongshan ...

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After Netflix’s prices go up, its US subscriptions go down

Netflix, the streaming juggernaut that has upended the entertainment industry, showed signs of vulnerability Wednesday when it reported that it had lost 126,000 paid subscribers in the United States during the second quarter. It was the first time it had shed domestic streaming customers since it started its digital service 12 years ago. The company also said in its report ...

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Sony gives literary film division, axed by Disney, a second life

The film executive behind book-to-film blockbusters like “Life of Pi” and “The Devil Wears Prada” will rebuild her operation at Sony Pictures after being jettisoned by Walt Disney Studios. Sony and HarperCollins Publishers said Monday that they would finance a yet-to-be-named venture run by the executive, Elizabeth Gabler, who is considered Hollywood’s foremost bridge to the New York publishing world. ...

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Rihanna launches new fashion brand in Paris with LVMH

Barbadian singer Rihanna has unveiled her new fashion brand with Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, a rare move by the French group to set up a label from scratch as it taps into soaring demand for celebrity collaborations in the luxury world. Fenty – after the “Umbrella” hitmaker’s full name, Robyn Rihanna Fenty – will build on the singer’s existing joint ...

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Rapper Nicki Minaj pulls out of controversial Saudi Arabia concert

US rapper Nicki Minaj said on Tuesday that she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community. Minaj, known for her raunchy outfits and provocative stage performances, was due to headline the Jeddah World Fest music festival on Jul 18, but her plan to ...

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In Singapore, a #MeToo play sparks discussion on sexual misconduct

Ken Kwek watched as investigations into Harvey Weinstein’s treatment of women in October 2017 ignited the #MeToo movement and led women across the globe to share their experiences of sexual abuse and workplace harassment. Yet here in his home country, the conversation was more muted. In Singapore, a wealthy one-time British colony known for its glittering skyline and ethnic diversity, ...

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In Singapore, a #MeToo play sparks discussion on sexual misconduct

Ken Kwek watched as investigations into Harvey Weinstein’s treatment of women in October 2017 ignited the #MeToo movement and led women across the globe to share their experiences of sexual abuse and workplace harassment. Yet here in his home country, the conversation was more muted. In Singapore, a wealthy one-time British colony known for its glittering skyline and ethnic diversity, ...

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Kim Kardashian West and Japan reach détente

Relations between Kim Kardashian West and the country of Japan eased Tuesday after Kardashian West announced that she would change the name of her shapewear line, which she had said last week would be named Kimono. That announcement of the trademark caused an uproar (kimono being a traditional Japanese garment) and invited pushback from Japanese officials. The mayor of Kyoto ...

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Rihanna launches new fashion brand in Paris with LVMH

Barbadian singer Rihanna has unveiled her new fashion brand with Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, a rare move by the French group to set up a label from scratch as it taps into soaring demand for celebrity collaborations in the luxury world. Fenty – after the “Umbrella” hitmaker’s full name, Robyn Rihanna Fenty – will build on the singer’s existing joint ...

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Stressed ‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington getting treatment

“Game of Thrones” actor Kit Harington is undergoing treatment after the end of the HBO television series in which he starred as the heartthrob Jon Snow, his representative said on Tuesday. “Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues,” a representative ...

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