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BEIJING | ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ not clicking with Chinese audiences

BEIJING — Chinese audiences aren’t exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity. Industry data show the film made just $1.2 million over the three days of its initial release, far behind local productions in the world’s second-largest movie market. Chinese … Continue reading BEIJING | ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ not clicking with Chinese audiences

NEW YORK | Business writer William D. Cohan writing book on GE decline

NEW YORK  — Business writer and best-selling author William D. Cohan is working on a book on the rise and fall of General Electric. Portfolio announced Tuesday that Cohan planned a “sweeping narrative” about a company he describes as once being “Apple, Amazon and Google” at the same time. GE has struggled badly over the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Business writer William D. Cohan writing book on GE decline

LOS ANGELES | Will Smith reveals first post for Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

LOS ANGELES  — Will Smith can’t wait for Disney’s remake of “Aladdin.” The star on Wednesday revealed the live-action musical’s first poster. Looking similar to the 1992 Robin Williams film, the poster features an ornate lamp and blue smoke along with the words: “Choose wisely.” The film’s release date of May 2019 also is listed. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Will Smith reveals first post for Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

NEW YORK | Michelle Obama to visit 10 cities for ‘Becoming’ book tour

NEW YORK — Michelle Obama will visit 10 cities to promote her memoir “Becoming,” a tour featuring arenas and other performing centers to accommodate crowds far too big for any bookstore. The former first lady will begin at the United Center in her native Chicago on Nov. 13, the book’s release date. She will finish … Continue reading NEW YORK | Michelle Obama to visit 10 cities for ‘Becoming’ book tour