Illustration by Trịnh LậpViet Nam News By Hoàng Hồ After an incredible fight, actress Mai Phương, who has been receiving special treatment for aggressive lung cancer, has been discharged from Military Hospital 175 into the loving arms of friends, family, fans and colleagues. Although the battle against cancer is not over, with Phương facing many more hospital visits and follow-up appointments, her journey has been remarkable and inspirational. Since the first days of her treatment, the hospital has welcomed visits from many celebrities to help and encourage Phương. With continuous updates on the media and thousands of messages from fans on Facebook around Việt Nam, everything seemed to be going well, until actor Gia Bảo – a close friend of Phương’s, spoke up and caused some ripples. “If you don’t have a close relationship with the patient, you can just … [Read more...] about How much does sympathy really cost?
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Actress Ngo Thanh Van appears on the newspaper The image of Ngo Thanh Van came out in both the printed and online newspaper with a 2-page exclusive interview with Norway’s largest newspaper. She was honored in the article as the first Norwegian person to participate in the famous Hollywood film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 2017 was considered a successful year for Van as reaped success in the movie field. She starred in two Hollywood films namely Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Birght. Van was also listed among top 50 Hollywood stars by International Movie Database (IMDb), the catalog of the global film and TV industry. In addition, she was among top 41 stars mostly searched by Dagbladet. Ngo Thanh Van and her mother settled in Norway and Van has been known as Veronica Ngo since she was 16 years old. She was renowned for female roles in local action movies including Dong Mau Anh Hung (The Rebel), Clash and Lua Phat (Once upon a Time in Vietnam). Recently, Van was also successful … [Read more...] about Vietnamese actress appears on Norway’s largest newspaper
Well-wishers cheered as they watched the wedding on a giant screen. Viet Nam News WINDSOR, United Kingdom — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds. The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows in St. George’s Chapel in a historic ceremony, sealed with a kiss, which brought the biracial US TV star into the heart of the British monarchy. As more than 100,000 people packed the sun-baked Windsor streets and millions watched worldwide, Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family were joined inside by stars including Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Elton John, George Clooney and David Beckham. The couple held hands throughout and exchanged vows in a Church of England service modified to reflect the bride’s heritage and strong sense of independence. Firebrand US pastor Michael Curry … [Read more...] about Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding
Viet Nam News HCM CITY – As many as 100 cultural experts, producers and directors are taking part in a seminar in HCM City today to seek ways to attract young audiences to cải lương (reformed opera). The seminar was organised by the Voice of Việt Nam, the Việt Nam Theatre Artists Association and their partners as part of the country’s programme to mark the 100th anniversary of cải lương. Nguyễn Thị Trúc Bạch, of the Southern Institute of Social Sciences, said: “Today, young people have more interest in pop music, foreign music and action movies than in cải lương.” A survey on cải lương conducted by the institute in HCM City in 2014 showed that nearly 74 per cent of people liked listening to pop music, but only 6.1 per cent liked cải lương. More than 50 per cent enjoyed action movies, but only 4.3 per cent chose cải lương. … [Read more...] about Cải lương seeks ways to attract young audiences
Sprawling cast: Talented actress Trịnh Kim Chi performs in Châu Về Hợp Phố (Reunion), a 60-minute play on the Mậu Thân Offensive in the spring of 1968. The play includes 70 actors, with young talents from Hồng Vân Drama Troupe, one of HCM City’s leading private drama troupes. Photo courtesy of the producer. Viet Nam News by Thu Anh Veteran and young actors of private troupes in HCM City are preparing for participation in the National Professional Drama Festival 2018, which will be launched by the culture ministry’s Department of Performing Arts in the city next month. Hồng Vân Drama Troupe, one of HCM City’s leading private drama troupes, will stage Châu Về Hợp Phố (Reunion), a play on the Mậu Thân Offensive in the spring of 1968. The 60-minute play features South Vietnamese liberation soldiers and their stories during and after the campaign, which … [Read more...] about Private troupes take stage at nat’l drama festival