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Elderly Taiwanese actor receives speedy vaccination service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese retired actor Chen Bing-nan (陳炳楠) had his first COVID jab on Tuesday (June 16) and reported slight side effects. As Taiwan began its mass vaccination campaig...

Media consumers may be reaching limit of streaming services

A British research company may have discovered a magic number for American media consumers — and it's seven. That's seven streaming services, paid or free, that consumers are willing...

Vertex, Incyte fall; Precigen, Magnachip rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., down $23.75 to $193.02. The biotechnology company e...

Veteran Taiwan TV host urges patience on vaccine imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renowned TV host Chang Hsiao-yen (張小燕) on Tuesday (June 8) urged patience while the country waits for more vaccine doses to arrive and reminded her fans that everyone is i...

Barbie Hsu announces divorce, Chinese husband taunts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) on Saturday (June 5) announced that she is filing for divorce from her husband of 10 years after her spouse posted a rant mocking Taiwan...

Veteran Taiwan TV host urges government to relax vaccine controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Veteran TV host Chang Hsiao-yen (張小燕) called on the government Monday (May 31) to free up controls on importing vaccines. Popularly known as “the mother of entert...

Italy wins 2021 Eurovision Song Contest following tight race

Lots of sequins, pyrotechnics and supersonic belting: Some aspects of the Eurovision Song Contest are reliably predictable each year, perhaps even formulaic. After all, the event is the world's la...

Column: It's hard to keep score when paying for popularity

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The PGA Tour is giving away $40 million to the leading 10 players who move the needle, a term that's been around for some 60 years because it's a simple way to define popularity...

India's COVID crisis spawns black market for oxygen, drugs

When Anumeha Kumar, who works as a bank clerk in the southern city of Hyderabad, contracted the coronavirus and had to be admitted to a hospital for treatment of severe COVID symptoms, her family had ...

Youngest Dubai DJ scratches her way to fame in world contest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Michelle Rasul had just learned to read and write and was already spinning turntables, scratching hip-hop records and making the beats drop. Four years later, at the...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 16-22

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 16-22: May 16: Jazz drummer Billy Cobham is 77. Actor Danny Trejo is 77. Actor Bill Smitrovich (“Crime Story,” “Life Goes On”) is 74. Actor Pi...

Obama dog Bo, once a White House celebrity, dies from cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama’s dog Bo died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media. News of Bo's passing was shared by Obama and his w...

Tawny Kitaen, star of '80s rock music videos, dies at 59

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music videos during they heyday of MTV and starred opposite Tom Hanks in the 1984 comedy “Bachelor Party,”...

Family of Chris Cornell settles with doctor over his death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Chris Cornell and a doctor who they alleged over-prescribed him drugs before he died have agreed to a settle a lawsuit. Court documents filed by atto...

Pizza chef Bruno DiFabio gets prison time for tax evasion

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bruno DiFabio, a celebrity pizza chef who owns restaurants in Connecticut and New York, was sentenced to 30 days in prison Thursday for tax evasion. DiFabio,...