Buzzing: China bans reality shows with celeb kids

Hong Kong stars (from far left) Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Chow Yun Fat with his wife Jasmine Tan at the opening ceremony of the sixth Beijing International Film Festival last Saturday for their film, Cold War 2. The sequel to the hit 2012 cri
Hong Kong stars (from far left) Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Chow Yun Fat with his wife Jasmine Tan at the opening ceremony of the sixth Beijing International Film Festival last Saturday for their film, Cold War 2. The sequel to the hit 2012 crime thriller opens in July. Stars such as Natalie Portman, Christoph Waltz, Ethan Juan, Vivian Dawson and Tang Wei attended the festival, which closes on Saturday. PHOTO: XINHUA

China bans reality shows with celeb kids

In a circular yesterday, China's media regulator The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television said such shows must be "strictly controlled". Following the announcement, a few local TV stations axed shows featuring celebrities and their children, such as the popular Dad! Where Are We Going? and Dad Came Back.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing: China bans reality shows with celeb kids '. Print Edition | Subscribe