INGLEWOOD: Miley Cyrus won the award for Video of the Year for her hit single “Wrecking Ball,” at Sunday’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards outside Los Angeles.The singer beat out Beyonce and her husband JayZ, nominated for “Drunk in Love,” as well as Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCV for “Fancy,” and Pharrell Williams for “Happy,” and Sia for “Chandelier.”But Beyonce shined as she closed the show, showing off her vocal power in front of a special audience member — her daughter, Blue Ivy.Cyrus, who sparked a furor
LOS ANGELES With a staggering 19 nominations, royal feud saga "Game of Thrones" will cast a long shadow over Monday's Emmy awards, akin to the Oscars of US television.Based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling novels about power struggles between dueling clans in seven mythical kingdoms, it won most nominations overall -- including for best drama series."Thrones" -- already renewed for a fifth and sixth season -- is among Home Box Office's nominated shows.
BEIJING, Aug 23, 2014 A Chinese independent film festival was closed by authorities on its opening day, organisers said Saturday, the latest sign that free expression is being increasingly targeted in the tightly-controlled country.Police prevented film industry workers and the audience from attending the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival, organiser Wang Shu told AFP."We were forced to close, and it was really bad," said Wang, from the Li Xianting Film Fund, who were behind the event."It s so sad being