Gay topics, intimacy in romances banned in Chinese films, TV dramas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is reportedly tightening its grip on the country’s film and TV industries with a new ban that will see gay topics and conspicuous intimacy outlawed among other...

Soap opera's kisses outwit virus with tests, spouses, dolls

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s technical expertise can awe us with monsters and imaginary worlds. But is it capable of delivering a simple screen kiss during a pandemic marked by masks and social dist...

Croatia to hold election amid virus, political uncertainty

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia is holding a parliamentary election this weekend amid a coronavirus outbreak and with no clear winner in sight as none of the main contenders appears set to garner a maj...

Christina Ricci files for divorce from husband of 7 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Christina Ricci has filed for divorce Thursday from her husband of seven years, and is asking for sole custody of their son. Ricci filed documents in Los ...

Right time to 'get stupid again': Beavis, Butt-Head comeback

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to TV in a reimagined version of the animated series about a pair of Gen X slackers. “It seemed like the time was right to get...

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dy...

New Israeli espionage TV series tackles shadow war with Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s latest hit TV series takes the viewers straight into the heart of the country’s archenemy Iran. “Tehran” tells the story of Tamar Ra...

An Immersive Viewing Experience Like Never Before: Samsung Introduces 2020 TV and Soundbar Line-up

New line-up will captivate users with its premium design, sophisticated picture quality, AI-powered innovation and immersive sound experience Samsung Q950TS QLED 8K TV SINGAPORE - ...

Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

Is a pandemic the perfect time to launch a new and relatively expensive streaming service? AT&T sure hopes so. The phone company is investing billions in HBO Max, its first big e...

HK actor Anthony Wong finishes quarantine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famed Hong Kong actor and pro-democracy activist Anthony Wong (黃秋生) on Tuesday (May 26) completed his 14-day quarantine and praised Taiwan's handling of the Wuhan coro...

From sock feats to leapfrog, Guinness crowns record holders

Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. Dr. Vikas Saini recently put on 10 socks in an official time of 9.23. Both have the same title: world record holder. ...

Reruns of religious dramas comfort Indians in dire times

GURUGRAM, India (AP) — Staying home under lockdown as they wait for the worst of the coronavirus pandemic to pass, millions of Indians are turning to their gods. Not in prayer rooms, but on TV. ...

Shula remembered by peers for "playing within the rules"

MIAMI (AP) — Don Shula often said he wanted to be remembered for playing within the rules, and that's what happened Monday. In the wake of his death at age 90, an outpouring of tribu...

Ramadan TV series about Gulf Jews ignites controversy

JERUSALEM (AP) — A television series aired by a Saudi broadcaster during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has sparked controversy by offering a positive depiction of a Jewish community in the Gulf at ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, May 1, the 122nd day of 2020. There are 244 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 1, 1992,...