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  1. Kim Jong Un-Endorsed Pop Group Staging Comeback in North Korea

    7:09 am PDT 04/24/2014
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    The Moranbong Band, said to have been hand-picked by the leader himself, had come to be the softer face of the new Kim regime. READ MORE

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  2. Bollywood Gets Political for Indian Election Season

    3:25 am PDT 04/24/2014
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    Several top stars created a controversy by skipping town on election day to attend an awards show in the U.S., while politically themed local movies have been popping up to cash in on the world's largest democratic process. READ MORE

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  3. Justin Bieber's Shrine Visit Angers Korea, Twice

    2:01 am PDT 04/24/2014
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    The pop star's visit to the controversial site in Tokyo, which honors some of Japan's WWII war criminals, prompted outrage among Korean fans, which was only compounded when he later apologized to China, but not Korea. READ MORE

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  4. Viacom's My Nick Jr. Service to Launch in China

    6:22 am PDT 04/23/2014
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    The personalized edutainment service, for which the firm has already reached deals in France, the U.K. and the U.S., will become available on a new online video service as an over-the-top offer. READ MORE

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  5. Japanese Citizen Groups Call for Head of Public Broadcaster NHK to Resign

    5:07 am PDT 04/23/2014
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    Seven organizations, including the Congress of Japanese Journalists, have called for NHK's chairman and two top execs to step down, after their nationalistic public comments raised concerns about political independence. READ MORE

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  6. Japanese TV Networks Reschedule 'Titanic,' 'Pokemon' Episode After S. Korean Ferry Tragedy

    4:53 am PDT 04/23/2014
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    The rescheduled "Pocket Monsters" episode featured a storyline about a submarine searching for a sunken ship. READ MORE

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  7. Justin Bieber Visits Controversial Japanese Shrine, Burial Ground of WWII War Criminals

    3:49 am PDT 04/23/2014
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    The popstar posted an Instagram photo of himself bowing reverentially before the tome, before replacing it with an apology, saying he was unaware of the highly controversial nature of the place. READ MORE

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  8. China's Wanda Group Eyeing IPO for Cinema Chain

    3:32 am PDT 04/23/2014
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    The country's largest exhibitor, Wanda Cinema Line, plans to raise $325 million via a listing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange two years after the real estate conglomerate behind it acquired AMC Entertainment. READ MORE

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  9. 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Prequel to Film in New Zealand

    2:42 am PDT 04/23/2014
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    The Weinstein Co.-produced martial arts film will take advantage of the country's newly increased production incentives, as will the trilogy of "Avatar" sequels when they go into production there. READ MORE

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  10. Chinese Director to Oliver Stone: Mind Your Own Business

    12:11 am PDT 04/23/2014
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    Ning Hao challenged the Hollywood director's recent criticisms of the Chinese film industry, saying "foreigners alone don't decide good and bad films" and that securing free speech in China will be a gradual process. READ MORE

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  11. John Travolta to Be Named Hollywood's 'Most Popular All-Time Star in India'

    10:21 pm PDT 04/22/2014
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    The actor will pick up the prize at the International Indian Film Academy Awards on Saturday in Tampa Bay, where Kevin Spacey will also host an acting masters class. READ MORE

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  12. Cop Thriller 'That Demon Within' Tops Hong Kong Box Office During Easter Holiday

    4:07 am PDT 04/22/2014
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    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stayed strong in its third week of release, taking just under $1 million, for a cume of $6.4 million at the Hong Kong box office. READ MORE

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  13. 'Top Gun'-Inspired Propaganda Film Goes Viral in China (Video)

    3:51 am PDT 04/22/2014
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    The lavish six-minute short, featuring sailors running on the beach, pumping iron shirtless and flying J-15 fighter planes -- all to a Tibetan pop anthem soundtrack -- has been watched more than four million times. READ MORE

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  14. Cannes Unveils Directors' Fortnight Lineup

    3:30 am PDT 04/22/2014
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    The sidebar will feature Cannes regulars John Boorman and Bruno Dumont, "Tale of Princess Kaguya" from Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli and a restored cut of horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." READ MORE

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  15. Russian Animation Studio to Target Chinese, Indian Markets

    3:16 am PDT 04/22/2014
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    Moscow-based Soyuzmultfilm hopes to sell foreign-language versions of films from its library to the world's first and second most populous nations. READ MORE

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  16. Beijing Film Fest: Alfonso Cuaron Talks 3D Strategies, Next Project

    3:04 am PDT 04/22/2014
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    The "Gravity" director shares his love for the format with 3D-crazy China but cautions that it must be used to genuinely enhance the moviegoing experience. READ MORE

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  17. China Box Office: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Nears $100 Million

    2:35 am PDT 04/22/2014
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    Carlos Saldanha's "Rio 2" takes another $12.05 million, and Johnny Depp's "Transcendence" opens in third with $10.65 million, just $1 million shy of its North American debut. READ MORE

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  18. Jeonju Film Fest to Proceed Solemnly as South Korea Mourns Shipwreck

    12:11 pm PDT 04/21/2014
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    The top indie/art house event won't be rolling out the red carpet as the Asian country remains shocked by a shipwreck that has left hundreds of schoolchildren missing. READ MORE

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  19. South Korean Cinemas Empty Out Following Massive Shipwreck

    12:03 pm PDT 04/21/2014
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    Theater admissions drop 30 percent as the Asian country tunes in to news coverage of a ferry disaster that has left hundreds missing, though "The Grand Budapest Hotel" remains strong at the box office. READ MORE

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  20. Zhang Yimou Introduces 'Coming Home' Amid Debate on Chinese History

    8:01 am PDT 04/21/2014
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    Fans hope the Gong Li-starring film will signal a new creative period for the director, who is often seen as China's most naturally gifted. READ MORE

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