The Daily Show by Jon Stewart on Comedy Central

The Daily Show by Jon Stewart on Comedy Central

Comedy Central has announced to air Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show as he prepares to retire from the show. To celebrate his 16-year tenure as host, the network is going to stream every single episode of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart — more than 2,000 episodes in total — in a row, according to Variety. Comedy Central is calling the event “Your Month of Zen.” The Daily Show was hosted by Craig Kilborn from…

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FIFA Officials indicted on corruption charges

FIFA Officials indicted on corruption charges

The future of the World Cup has been called into question and soccer’s governing body plunged into crisis after U.S. prosecutors charged nine officials with corruption and Switzerland probed upcoming tournaments awarded to Russia and Qatar. The U.S. Department of Justice said a total of nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives have been indicted for racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and other charges. Federal investigators also unsealed guilty pleas, which occurred between July 2013…

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Fast food chain restaurants are choosing natural ingredients over GMOs

Fast food chain restaurants are choosing natural ingredients over GMOs

This week Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, nation’s top fast food chain restaurants, announced that they will abandon usage of all artificial ingredients to answer the healthier-minded Americans. The restaurants, both owned by Yum! Brands, are the latest in a string of fast food outlets shaking up their menus to prove to increasingly health-conscious customers that what they’re eating is, in fact, “real food.” The nacho cheese on Taco Bell’s most popular item will lose…

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Chinese K-pop Stars leave Korean Entertainment Industry

Chinese K-pop Stars leave Korean Entertainment Industry

At the 2015 World Knowledge Forum held in Chengdu, China, on May 20, an industry insider known as President Wang discussed several issues with the Korean entertainment industry that could have led to several Chinese K-pop stars leaving their idol groups and heading to China. The lack of importance placed on the film industry, the smaller income of celebrities in Korea versus China, and the entertainment agency system were some of the top reasons why…

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“Furious 7” remains champion at China’s box office

“Furious 7” remains champion at China’s box office

Street-racing thriller “Furious 7” continued to dominate China’s box office with 108 million yuan (about 17.7million U.S. dollars) in ticket sales for the week ending May 10. The blockbuster’s total box office sales have reached 2.42 billion yuan since its release on April 12. It surpassed “Transformers 4” to become the most successful movie in Chinese cinemas on April 26 when its total ticket sales hit 2.02 billion yuan. “Transformers” grossed about 1.97 billion yuan…

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“Monster Hunt” Releases Cannes Posters

“Monster Hunt” Releases Cannes Posters

Hong Kong director Raman Hui’s fairy tale adventure, “Monster Hunt” released two posters at the Cannes film festival. “Monster Hunt”, a fantasy film featuring a cute monster called Hu Ba and was reportedly inspired by a white carrot. Raman Hui previously co-directed DreamWorks’ “Shrek the Third”, and the studio’s other short animated films including “Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five” and “Scared Shrekless”. The director said he hope”Monster Hunt”will become China’s own “Shrek”….

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Chinese Director Xu Zheng to Direct “Lost in India”

Chinese Director Xu Zheng to Direct “Lost in India”

Chinese director Xu Zheng is to direct “Lost in India”, after the success of his serial comedy film “Lost in Thailand” and “Lost in Hongkong”. “Lost in India” is adapted from Chinese writer Liu Zhenyun’s novel, “A sentence in time saves a thousand” which is being called the Chinese version of “One hundred years of solitude”. The novel centers on lives of some normal people such as bean curd seller, donkey dealer, haircutter, and butcher….

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Jackie Chan, Wong Kar Wai to Shoot China-India Co-production Films

Jackie Chan, Wong Kar Wai to Shoot China-India Co-production Films

Chinese film regulators announced three China-India co-production films that will involve kungfu star Jackie Chan and award-winning director Wong Kar Wai. “Kung Fu Yoga”, a perfect combination of Chinese martial arts and Indian culture, will star Jackie Chan and Bollywood star Aamir Khan. Wong Kar Wai be the executive producer of a film on Xuan Zang, a noted Buddhist monk during the Tang dynasty (618-907), who made an arduous journey to India to study Buddhism….

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Australia Threatens to Kill Johnny Depp’s Dogs

Australia Threatens to Kill Johnny Depp’s Dogs

Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp and his new wife Amber Heard have less than two days to remove their dogs from Australia or the dogs will be killed. The stars disobeyed Australia’s animal import laws and brought their Yorkshire terriers, Boo and Pistol, into the country without permits or a period in quarantine. Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce accused Depp of smuggling the Yorkshire terriers into the country, he ordered him to fly his…

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Blues Legend B.B. King Dies in Las Vegas at Age 89

Blues Legend B.B. King Dies in Las Vegas at Age 89

Blues legend BB King has died. It’s been revealed that the musician died in his sleep on Thursday night at his home in Las Vegas. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as “The Thrill Is Gone.” King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and…

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Superhero film sequel “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” continues to dominate North American box office

Superhero film sequel “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” continues to dominate North American box office

“Avengers: Age Of Ultron” was atop the North American box office for the second time Sunday and has so far grossed 875 million U.S. dollars in ticket earnings around the world. The Disney/Marvel movie was on track to take 77.2 million dollars this three day weekend, which would be a decrease of 60 percent from its opening take of 191 million dollars. For a two- week running, “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” got a total of…

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China Regulators Promote “See-Through Kitchen” to Improve Food Safety

China Regulators Promote “See-Through Kitchen” to Improve Food Safety

In the southern Chinese city of Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province, a number of restaurants are being required to transform their once secretive kitchens into “see-through” ones. The refurbished kitchens will have glass windows and CCTV camera systems so both diners and regulators will have a clear idea as to what’s going on in the kitchen. Chen Jingtai is the director of the Food and Drug Administration in Zhanjiang. “The whole process of food preparation and…

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Food Testing Drives into Local Markets

Food Testing Drives into Local Markets

People in the Lugouqiao Bridge County in Beijing’s Fengtai District can have more confidence in food they buy from local markets. 17 grass-roots food inspectors from the local food and drug administration will drive into local wholesale markets to test food samples. This position came into place after the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) was reorganized and renamed as the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) in 2013. Many of these food and drug administration…

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Food Safety Public’s Top Concern for Annual Political Sessions

Food Safety Public’s Top Concern for Annual Political Sessions

A survey found food safety has become the public’s top concern as China kicked off its political high season to discuss development goals and reforms for the coming year. According to the poll published by China Youth Daily on Wednesday, 77.3 percent of respondents said the issue of food safety is the most important quality of life issue to focus on during the annual two sessions of China’s top legislative body and top national advisory…

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Taiwan Investigates Fukushima Food Imports

Taiwan Investigates Fukushima Food Imports

Health authorities are investigating food products made near Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant that have been found in Taiwan. Officials say around 300 food products with falsified Chinese-language labels have been found on-sale in Taiwan. Taiwan has banned food imports from Japan’s Fukushima and other four prefectures since 2011 after a massive earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Taiwan’s food and drug chief says it is not clear whether the…

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