Asian-American jab at Oscars reveals deeper diversity woes

Mar 6, 2016

Asian-American jab at Oscars reveals deeper diversity woes

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TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat” creator Nahnatchka Khan was reveling in Oscar host Chris Rock’s deft comedic assault on white-fixated Hollywood. Then three Asian-American kids were brought onstage for a gag mocking them as ethnic stereotypes. “It’s like going on a road trip with ...

Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

Feb 6, 2016

Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

Angelina Jolie’s film “Unbroken” opened Saturday, more than a year after its initial global release, in Japan where some have called for a boycott of the movie whose main character endures harsh treatment as a prisoner of war. There were concerns that right-wing extremists ...

Feb 5, 2016

Crew grounded over Bollywood crooner's midair concert

India’s Jet Airways has grounded five crew members for allowing a Bollywood singer to perform over the in-flight announcement system, an airline spokesman said Friday, prompting a social media backlash against the decision. The temporary suspension of the crew comes after a video showing ...

Jan 22, 2016

China pushes 'inferno' documentary into purgatory

It is a vision of hell on Earth: green hills blasted into black heaps, and workers toiling under snarling machinery, dodging hot red sparks and rivers of molten metal. Inspired by Dante’s “Inferno,” a medieval tale of a journey to the underworld, Zhao Liang’s ...

Jan 11, 2016

Sean Penn: a Hollywood rebel with many causes

Sean Penn, whose interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman made headlines around the world, is known for his acting brilliance and bad-boy reputation but he is also a sleeves-rolled-up humanitarian and lifelong activist. As a member of the 1980s Hollywood “brat pack” and husband ...