Viet Nam News by Hoàng Linh Never before have game shows and reality shows been more popular on TV and in the media. On most State-owned and private channels, it’s easy to find these shows. Many families enjoy watching the drama unfold over dinner on the TV or even YouTube, and their popularity is unlikely to abate. The shows not only influence the audience but also the participants. The number of people who have registered to take part in these shows is so high that producers will not have to search for participants for a couple of years to come. “Taking part in TV game shows or reality shows makes the participants known among many people, i.e. the audience,” Nguyễn Bình An, an IT engineer, said. “When people from game shows or reality shows walk down the street and are recognised, it must be a weird feeling,” An added. Besides becoming famous overnight, participants have the chance to cash in. For example, the highest prize on Who … [Read more...] about Do reality TV shows brings fame or shame?
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US President Donald Trump called for the prosecution of former FBI chief James Comey on Friday (Apr 13), unleashing a vitriolic response to the lawman's tell-all memoir. Former FBI director James Comey is sworn in during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Jun 8, 2017, a month after he was fired by President Donald Trump. (Photo: AFP/Brendan Smialowski) Trump branded Comey weak, a "LEAKER & LIAR" and an untruthful "slime ball" in a two-part Twitter tirade, as the first reports of the ex-FBI boss' highly critical 300-plus-page book emerged. News organisations including AFP obtained copies of the manuscript, in which Comey portrays Trump as an egomaniac - "unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values." The book is due to be released on Tuesday, but Comey has already appeared on television to promote it and the White House has been strategising for weeks about how to discredit him. Trump led the charge himself on Friday, tweeting so … [Read more...] about Trump demands prosecution of ex FBI chief Comey
SEA largest bronze Buddha statue unveiled The northern province of Nam Dinh on August 31 inaugurated a bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, the largest of its kind in South East Asia. The 14.8m tall statue sits on a 2.8m tall lotus throne. It weighs 150 tonnes, with bronze making up 90%. Construction on the VND80 billion project began in April 2012 and the first batch of bronze was cast in April 2014. The giant Buddha statue is considered a significant spiritual and cultural work in Nam Dinh, located inside the Great Truc Lam Pagoda which was also inaugurated the same day. The pagoda was built on at an area of 4,840sq.m at a total cost of VND49 billion, of which VND41 billion was raised by Buddhist followers from across the country. Cambodia celebrates Vietnam Culture Week 2014 The commemoration of Vietnam Culture Week 2014 in Cambodia will consolidate our good neighbourly traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation, contributing to enhanced peace and stability … [Read more...] about Southeast Asia’s largest bronze Buddha statue unveiled
Industrial park properties show expansion potential The property market in industrial parks (IPs) shows great potential for development with enterprises looking for better production and business opportunities once free trade agreements come into effect. According to a VinaCapital report on the domestic property market, there was total foreign direct investment of about 7 billion USD in the industrial parks in the first ten months of this year, reported Kinh te do thi newspaper. In the near future, the housing segment for workers in the IPs will attract large foreign investments due to the high demand. Property experts said enterprises should get the opportunity to invest in the potential segment. If the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement comes into effect, between 2.5 and 3 million people from the rural areas of Vietnam will come to cities for jobs, resulting in an increasing demand for housing in the IPs. Economic expert Nguyen Minh Phong said real estate enterprises could … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 25/12
Model receives stiff fine for costume mishapThai Ha, one of Vietnam's A-list models, has been fined VND5 million (USD239.7) for her clothes that were too revealing at an event in HCM City. The HCM City municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism decided that the costume Thai Ha wore during her act, on February 18, was inappropriate. The show, called Umbrella Party, included several other well-known models, such as Ngoc Quyen, Minh Trieu, Thanh Hai and Quanh Di. While giving a vigorous performance her costume apparently slipped, showing a little bit too much. Photos of the event quickly spread online, and lit up chat rooms and forums. This 'slip' just happened to take place at a time when the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Department of Performing Arts is trying to tighten controls over 'decency rules' in the performing arts. Following several similar incidents involving artists, such as Thuy Tien, Ly Nha Ky, Minh Hang and Thu Minh, the department has been … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 23/2