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This Sexy Burmese Model Is Myanmar’s Hottest Export Right Now

BANGKOK — No screaming fans waited with glowing signs to see politicians at the recent ASEAN summit in Bangkok – but they did scream for another unintended ambassador.
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Chinese director Zhang Yimou holds his award for Best Director at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. China said Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, that it was banning Chinese movies and actors from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Asian film industry's most prestigious honors, as Beijing continues efforts to bring economic and political pressure to bear on the island it claims as its own territory. Photo: Billy Dai / AP File

China Bans Movies, Actors From Prominent Taiwan Film Awards

BEIJING — China said Wednesday that it was banning Chinese movies and actors from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, one of the Asian...
Ruethaipreeya “Dear” Nuanglee is crowned Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2019 on July 20, 2019 in Pattaya. Photo: Miss Tiffany’s Universe / Facebook

Oh Dear! Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2019 Crowned

PATTAYA — A 27-year-old liberal arts student was crowned the winner of Thailand’s top transgender pageant Saturday.
Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in a scene from Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame. he global box office has a new king in “Avengers: Endgame.” The superhero extravaganza the weekend of July 20 has usurped “Avatar” to become the highest grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks. Photo: Film Frame / Marvel Studios 2019 via AP

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Has Passed ‘Avatar’ as Biggest Film Ever

LOS ANGELES — The global box office has a new king in "Avengers: Endgame." The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing...
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‘Boy Pablo’ to Soothe Broken Hearts in Bangkok This November

BANGKOK — Norwegian YouTube phenomenon Boy Pablo is returning to Bangkok this November with its signature smooth, indie pop. For its second gig in Bangkok,...
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‘Flume’ to ‘Say It’ in Bangkok Concert This August

BANGKOK — Chill out to the spacey, deep bass of Australian Grammy-award winner Flume at first live gig in Asia this August. Known for international...
Miss Grand Bangkok, Nutsuda “Bambam” Termjai. Photo: Miss Grand Bangkok / Facebook

‘Wat Phra Kaew’ Wins Best Costume at Miss Grand Thailand

BANGKOK — A dress modeled on the gilded, multi-tier roofs of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, complete with two yak giants, won Best...
Miss Grand Thailand 2019, Arayha “Coco” Suparurk, center, wins the crown on July 13, 2019.

Miss Grand Thailand 2019 Ignites Netizen Rage for Calling Catriona Gray ‘Fat’

BANGKOK — What’s the worst thing a beauty queen can do for her popularity? Body shame a more popular beauty queen, of course.
A still from “Pee Mak,” left. A still from “Bad Genius,” right. Photo: GDH 555

Making A Blockbuster Thai Film: The Studio Behind “Pee Mak” and “Bad Genius”

BANGKOK — There’s no magic formula behind Thailand’s highest-grossing films, says the studio behind “Bad Genius” and “Pee Mak.” Making a hit movie is instead...
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo at their Oct. 31, 2017 wedding.

Thai Fans Mourn Divorce of Dream K-Drama Couple from ‘Descendants of the Sun’

BANGKOK — Thai fans plunged into mourning after the K-drama celebrity couple announced their divorce Thursday morning. Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, known...

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