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Singapore Info. Minister backs call to destroy gay-themed penguin book

By Sun, Jul 13, 2014 1:36PM UTC Penguins at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Pic: AP

A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries.

David Byrne looked to Manila for casting Imelda Marcos show

By Fri, Jul 11, 2014 1:47PM UTC David Byrne looked to Manila for casting Imelda Marcos show

David Byrne has gone the extra mile to ensure his immersive show “Here Lies Love” about Filipino ex-first lady Imelda Marcos is as authentic as possible: He’s done casting in Manila.

Tokyo rolls out red carpet for Hollywood Godzilla

By Fri, Jul 11, 2014 12:47PM UTC

Tokyo is rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood’s Godzilla remake although the nation that gave birth to the fire-breathing monster is seeing the latest movie after it opened everywhere else.

Late-night US talk show ‘Conan’ debuts in China

By Tue, Jul 08, 2014 7:08PM UTC Conan O'Brien. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — The American late-night talk show “Conan” has racked up more than 3 million hits since its debut on an online video site in China.

Second Chinese company plans to sue over Transformers

By Tue, Jul 08, 2014 1:32PM UTC A scene from "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Pic: AP

A second Chinese company says will sue the producers of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” for breach of contract.

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