De Niro honoured in Cannes
Actor Robert De Niro and boxer Roberto Duran had tears in their eyes as they were given a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, after a screening of Hands Of Stone, a film about Duran's life starring De Niro as his trainer. The actor, who was also honoured for his five-decade career, said: "I don't know what to say, it's just great. All I can say is thank you."
Mandarin kids channel
StarHub TV is launching a Mandarin channel for children with content syndicator MyChina Channel. From today, MaxToon is available on Channel 322 to all StarHub TV subscribers at no extra cost.
Beatles publicist dies
Tony Barrow, who gave up his career as a journalist and music critic to become The Beatles' first publicist in 1962 and who, for the next six years, played a crucial role in shaping the public's perception of the Fab Four - a nickname he coined in an early news release - died last Saturday in Morecambe, England. He was 80. His death was confirmed by Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn.