TIME picks top 10 selfies of the year

2014-12-08 09:50:51

TIME Magazine has picked the top-10 selfies of this year. The 2014 Academy Award host Ellen DeGeneres's Oscar-night group selfie comes in at NO. 1.

The long journey of a pianist who started late

2014-12-05 08:01:15

Behind every successful Chinese pianist, there's always a devoted parent. Such mothers and fathers are role models to people who dream of their children becoming star musicians someday. But obviously, only children with an interest in the piano and ample talent will make it to the top.

Golden year for Chinese cinema

2014-12-04 07:13:59

This year was by many measures the best yet for Chinese cinema, although obstacles are expected alongside opportunities in 2015, insiders say.

Opening minds through film

2014-12-04 12:13:32

Filmmaking can be interpreted on many levels, which makes it one of the most versatile mediums for addressing cross-cultural exchange, according to foreign film expert Roberta Seret.

David Beckham, eldest son involved in car crash

2014-12-03 10:41:29

Retired English footballer David Beckham and his eldest son Brooklyn were reported involved in a car crash on Saturday, local reports said.

'Interstellar' rules China's box office

2014-12-03 10:05:44

"Interstellar" continued to lead China's box office by taking 144 million yuan in the week ending Nov 30.

Entertainment pictures of the year 2014

2014-12-03 05:35:34

As we approach the end of 2014, we have selected some of the most dramatic moments and striking imagery from Reuters global coverage of entertainment.

Peony blooms afresh

2014-12-01 14:57:27

Shen Shihua's fascination with The Peony Pavilion began in 1954, when she joined Zhejiang Kunqu Opera Troupe. Just 13 years old then, she couldn't fully understand the secret romance between the two leading characters, Du Liniang - a young daughter of a high official - and Liu Mengmei - a young scholar. However, she was touched by the love story and the beautiful style of Kunqu Opera.

New Sound of Music coming to Chinese stage

2014-12-01 14:57:27

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber first tested the waters for musicals in the Chinese market by staging two concerts at the Great Hall of the People in September 2001, including many hits from his internationally acclaimed productions such as Cats and The Phantom of The Opera. The concerts endeared Chinese critics and audiences to musicals. More Webber musicals came to China in the following decade.

Drama on Olympic scale

2014-12-01 14:57:27

Theater lovers are rushing from one venue to another as the 6th Theatre Olympics shifts into high gear in Beijing. While thunderous applause is filling the houses, people are emerging scratching their heads and raising sharp questions in conversations after the shows.

China's Tencent partners with HBO for TV show streaming

2014-11-26 13:57:04

Chinese Internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd is partnering with Time Warner Inc's HBO network to stream its TV shows, which are known for their provocative content and may draw scrutiny from the country's authorities.

'Interstellar' breaks director's China box office records

2014-11-26 09:54:52

"Interstellar" took 258 million yuan (42.04 million US dollars) in China in the week ending Nov 23, grossing a total of 527.5 million yuan and making it director Christopher Nolan's biggest grosser in the world's second-largest film market.