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A Vietnamese video-game developer refused to comment on his decision to pull his popular "Flappy Bird" application from the Internet.
Indian actress Suchitra Sen, who lived as a recluse since retiring from film in 1978, has died in Calcutta after a brief illness, her doctors said. She was 82.
Hong Kong movie billionaire Run Run Shaw, whose Shaw Brothers Studios turned out kung fu movie hits, died Tuesday at his home, his company said.
The father and grandparents of South Korean pop music star Lee Teuk died in a double murder-suicide in their home in Dongjak District, police said.
Movies took in nearly $3.6 billion in box-office sales in China last year, a 28 percent increase in sales from 2012, official figures indicate.
Actress Zhang Ziyi reached a settlement in her defamation lawsuit against the China Free Press and a journalist who wrote a story saying she was a prostitute.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber performed a show Tuesday for children in Tacloban City who survived typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, ABS-CBN News said.
Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee said "it was an accident" that a tiger was injured during the filming of his Academy Award-winning film "Life of Pi."
The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it has committed $500,000 in humanitarian aid to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
A benefit for a charity established by Britain's Prince Charles will be packed with India's top talent, the event organizers said.
Pakistani folk singer Reshma died Sunday in Lahore after battling throat cancer, Dawn News reported. Her exact age was not known.
TV talk show host Jimmy Kimmel apologized to the Chinese and Chinese-American communities for airing a little boy's bloodthirsty remarks about attacking China.
Malaysian authorities canceled Ke$ha's concert at a Kuala Lumpur stadium despite changes made to her song lyrics ahead of time, the singer's promoter said.
U.S. singer Patti Austin canceled a concert in Beijing after she suffered a "severe asthma attack," a statement on her website said.
Michael Bay was threatened by an intoxicated, air conditioner-wielding man on the Hong Kong set of "Transformers: Age of Extinction," Paramount Pictures said.
Miss Universe Olivia Culpo she didn't mean to be disrespectful when fashion photos were taken of her in front of India's sacred Taj Mahal.
Political officials in India said they asked London-born singer of Indian-Pakistani origin Adnan Sami to leave the country because his visa has expired.
Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Quentin Tarantino and Michelle Dockery were among the international celebrities who attended China's 10th Huading Image Awards.
Filmmaker Oliver Stone traveled to Jeju Island in South Korea to protest a planned naval base opponents say is part of a U.S. effort to dominate the region.
Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh says he is feeling better after he was hospitalized this week and treated for the infectious tropical disease dengue.
Megan Young, Miss Philippines, was crowned Miss World at the pageant's finals Saturday in Indonesia.
A photo of pop star Rihanna posing with a loris in Thailand posted to Instagram has sparked controversy about protecting the endangered animals.
The Miss World pageant will be restricted to the island of Bali and bikinis will give way to sarongs after hard-line Muslims objected, Indonesian officials say.
Raz B's publicist says the R&B singer is on life support in a hospital in China after he was smashed in the face with a bottle at a nightclub.
The real-life vessel used as the set for classic TV series "The Love Boat" has arrived in Turkey and is scheduled to be dismantled.
Bollywood film star Pran Krishan Sikand has died in Mumbai at the age of 93, his representatives said.
The Human Rights Foundation has accused U.S. pop star Jennifer Lopez of accepting more than $10 million to perform for dictators and corrupt politicians.
Pakistani cricket player Wasim Akram is engaged to former publicist Shaniera Thompson of Australia, The Times of India reported Tuesday.
Jennifer Lopez sang "Happy Birthday, Mister President" to Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov at his birthday celebration, RIA Novosti reported.
New York jazz pianist Cecil Taylor was among the recipients of the annual Kyoto Prize announced in Japan this week.
DNA research reveals Britain's Prince William has a small amount of Indian ancestry and has relatives living there today, scientists said.
Suraj Pancholi, the boyfriend of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, was arrested Tuesday in Mumbai for suspicion of abetting her suicide, The Times of India reported.
Bollywood actress Jiah Khan hanged herself in her Mumbai home Monday night, the Times News Network reported.
South Korean pop star Psy will perform in Indonesia at a concert celebrating diplomatic ties between the two countries, his management agency said Saturday.
An Iranian student who studied at Chicago's School of the Art Institute won the Cannes Film Festival short film competition.
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing received the first International Artist of the Year Award from The Hollywood Reporter at a gala reception in Cannes, France.
Richard Branson dressed in drag to serve as a flight attendant on an AirAsia flight Sunday for losing a bet to AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, observers said.
Boston rockers Aerosmith canceled their May 11 concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, after a bomb threat was made at the Myanmar Embassy, E! News reported.
U.S. multi-instrumentalist songwriter-record producer Todd Rundgren says producing other musicians' recorded work set him up for artistic freedom now.
The crown prince and princess of Japan Sunday headed to the Netherlands to attend the coronation of the new Dutch king, officials said.
Attendees at the influential Tribeca Film Festival in New York tabbed "The Rocket" and "Bridegroom" for the event's Audience Awards this weekend.
Britain's Prince Harry showed he knows how to change a diaper Thursday, but not to prove it to Prince William and Kate who await the birth of their first child.
The Thailand government has announced a countrywide ban on Nontawat Numbenchapol's documentary "Boundary," which premiered in February.
The Walt Disney Co. pledged $1 million in aid to China where an earthquake left more than 180 dead, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy said.
The music video for South Korean pop star Psy's new song, "Gentleman," has been viewed more than 27.6 million times in the day since it was uploaded on YouTube.
A re-edited "Django Unchained" is expected back in Chinese cinemas after it was abruptly pulled the day of its release, The New York Times reported.
Singer Psy is set to perform his follow up to "Gangnam Style" before a packed house in Seoul despite tensions on the Korean Peninsula, concert promoters said.
Quentin Tarantino's bloody revenge western "Django Unchained" was abruptly pulled from Chinese cinemas the day of its release, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Sony Pictures says some of the gore in Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked, 19th century epic "Django Unchained" is to be toned down for its release in China.
Prana Studios has acquired California's Rhythm & Hues, the company behind the visual effects for Oscar-winning "Life of Pi," Prana executives said.
Marvel Studios announced footage will be added to the Chinese release of "Iron Man 3," a departure from the country's usual practice of censoring U.S. films.
Five Bollywood actors have been charged by an Indian court for allegedly hunting black bucks, a protected species, 14 years ago.
A French lawyer says she is helping Iranian officials sue filmmakers behind what they regard as anti-Iran propaganda films such as "Argo," CNN reported.
Taiwan-born filmmaker Ang Lee admits he faced major hurdles in adapting Yann Martel's fantasy novel "Life of Pi," which ultimately won four Oscars Sunday.
A French culture minister is imploring Indian filmmakers to use the French Alps next time they need a dramatic mountain background for a Bollywood flick.
A documentary about a Japanese man who rebuilt his home after it was destroyed by a tsunami, got a special mention at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Seth MacFarlane's comedy "Ted" reached $300 million in international sales, bringing the film's worldwide total to $519.3 million, officials said.
Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi tearfully shaved her head in an online video as a gesture of contrition after breaking her band AKB48's no-dating rule.
Bollywood icon Salman Khan has been charged with culpable homicide for a 2002 hit-and-run and could face 10 years in prison if convicted, officials said.
An Indian court lifted the Tamil Nadu state government's ban on a film after opposition from some Muslims, ending the delay in screening the costly thriller.
Renowned Pakistani singer Mehnaz Begum died in Bahrain after suffering from respiratory problems. She was 55.
Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre will now be called TCL Chinese Theatre in a $5 million deal with a Chinese manufacturer, the Los Angeles Times said.
South Korean pop sensation PSY's "Gangnam Style" video has become the first clip on YouTube to be viewed 1 billion times, the site says.
Bhanu Athaiya, the first Indian to win an Oscar -- for costume design on 1982's "Gandhi" -- said she returned her statuette to the Academy for safekeeping.
Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has married Siddharth Roy Kapur, head of UTV Motion Pictures, in Mumbai, the BBC reported.
Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala has confirmed she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and plans to undergo surgery soon in the United States.
The long-lived "Gangnam Style" has passed the Justin Bieber hit "Baby" as most-viewed YouTube music videos, YouTube's U.S. trends blog said.
Film star Daniel Craig toured Camp Bastion in Afghanistan and watched his latest James Bond caper "Skyfall" with 800 British soldiers, officials said.
Actors Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen will head to China to shoot their upcoming film, "Outcast," a 12th century war romance, filmmakers said.
South Korean rapper Psy's single "Gangnam Style" has sold more than 2 million copies, the Recording Industry Association of America Inc. said Saturday.
Indian director, screen writer and film producer Yash Chopra has died, a source told The Times of India. He was 80.
Kurdish-Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi said Martin Scorsese will team up as executive producer for his next film, "60 Seconds of Us."
Jonathan Ke Quan, the Saigon-born actor who played the adorable, pint-sized sidekick Short Round to Harrison Ford's titular archeologist in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," says the 1984 action picture was every bit as much fun to make as it is to watch.
A California student says if he had known his mashup of chart-topping hits by Carly Rae Jepson and Psy would go viral, he would have "done a better job."
The Venice Film Festival 's top prize, the Golden Lion, went to "Pieta" Saturday night, with "The Master" garnering the top director and actor awards.
U.S. pop star Lady Gaga is to perform her first concerts in Russia in December, event organizers said Monday.
An aspiring actor charged with trying to extort $4 million from producer Harvey Weinstein was held without bail Thursday in West Virginia, authorities said.
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U.S. actress Kate Bosworth said in a travel diary for Vogue.com she is engaged to director Michael Polish.
China's television watchdog has banned any series based on online games or remade from foreign shows.
Sales of movie tickets in China surged more than 41 percent in the first half of the year, statistics from the Chinese government show.
Rajesh Khanna, who starred in more than 160 Bollywood movies, died at his home in Mumbai Wednesday, his family said. He was 69.
Teenage Malaysians were on the lookout for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber at the airport and area hotels as he traveled to Kuala Lumpur for a performance.
Many short-wave radio broadcasters have moved to Internet streaming, but others say they are filling the newly empty spectrum to reach remote areas like Africa.
Pakistan's beloved classical singer Mehdi Hassan died in a Karachi hospital Wednesday after a long illness, said his son Asif. He was 84.
NEW DELHI, June 11 (UPI Asia) -- The Delhi High Court Monday ordered the police to protect a newly-married couple who had to flee their home in the neighboring state of Uttar Pradesh because they belong to different religious faiths.
Lady Gaga has canceled her concert in Jakarta amid conservative Islamist threats to intercept the U.S. singer once she lands in Indonesia, a promoter said.
Police in Indonesia say they are ready to safeguard U.S. singing star Lady Gaga if her concert in Jakarta actually takes place.
Filipino musicians have advised American pop star Lady Gaga to change offensive lyrics in advance of upcoming concerts in the country.
Authorities in Indonesia declined to issue American pop star Lady Gaga a permit for a concert in Jakarta due to protests by Islamic groups.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme-park attraction is to open at Universal Studios Japan in late 2014, it was announced Thursday.
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will travel to Britain this month for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, the Japanese government said Tuesday.
China has given the green light for the premiere of the U.S. blockbuster "The Hunger Games" this summer, the film's distributor said this weekend.
The government of Turkey has asked U.S. museums to return what it believes are illicitly obtained artifacts, museum officials said.
U.S public radio program "This American Life" will devote a weekend episode to retracting a report about working conditions at Chinese electronics plants.
Alexander Shishkin, an actor who portrayed Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in movies and heavy metal shows, has died in Uzbekistan, a regional news agency reported.
Director Ridley Scott says the "Japan in a Day" project, to record life one year after the earthquake and tsunami, aims to help affected areas recover.
Philippine authorities say they have no records of Taylor Kitsch entering the country but would investigate the Canadian actor's claim he was refused entry.
A Miami artist who combines stuffed wildlife carcasses into sculpture was sentenced in federal court for trafficking in illegal and threatened wildlife.
A Philippine actress who suffered a wardrobe malfunction on a Manila television show completed her dance number, saying "The show must go on!"
Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan says he is back home after undergoing successful abdominal surgery at a Mumbai hospital.
Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan is recovering well in India after undergoing abdominal surgery, his family said.
China will increase market access for U.S. movies, making it "easier than ever before" to market American films in China, Vice President Joe Biden said.
Newly surfaced video footage shows a Taiwanese television star and a friend attacking a cab driver in Taipei.
The latest "Mission: Impossible" installment has become U.S. actor Tom Cruise's biggest hit, the latest worldwide box-office numbers indicate.
The Sundance Film Festival in Utah wrapped with "The House I Live In" winning as top U.S. documentary and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" as top U.S. drama.
Actor Ryan Gosling says he isn't concerned about not being nominated for an Academy Award and has been keeping busy training as a Thai boxer.
Indian-born author Salman Rushdie says he believes police lied to him about hit men having been hired to kill him if he attended the Jaipur literary festival.
India is objecting to U.S. talk show host Jay Leno's joke about the Golden Temple, India's holiest Sikh shrine, calling his comments "quite objectionable."
British author Salman Rushdie says he won't speak at India's Jaipur literature festival as planned because he has been threatened and fears for his life.
A member of U.S. television personality Oprah Winfrey's security team was captured on video shoving a journalist in the Indian town of Vrindavan Thursday.
Jeremy Renner's publicist says the actor witnessed, but was not involved in, a melee at a bar in Thailand Thursday.
Wynn Resorts said it paid more than $12.7 million this week for a set of rare Chinese vases from the 1800s that will be displayed at its new resort in Macao.
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Race winner Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain (C) stands between second place finisher Christopher Froome of Great Britain (L) and third place finisher Vincenzo Nibali of Italy on the presentation podium following the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris on July 22, 2012. Wiggins of Great Britain became that country's first ever overall winner of the Tour de France. UPI/David Silpa