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China's Dick Clark in hot water over unscripted Mao comments
China's Dick Clark in hot water over unscripted Mao comments

You can think of Bi Fujian as China’s modern-day Dick Clark: the popular, everyman host of a weekly TV talent show and a familiar face anchoring the most-watched New Year’s program. But after entertaining friends at a private dinner banquet with a snarky song criticizing Mao Tse-tung – a performance captured by one attendee’s cellphone camera - Bi this week found himself in a Brian Williams-sized brouhaha. In his warbling rendition of “The Taking of Tiger Mountain,” a 1950s revolutionary opera song, the 56-year-old Bi inserted some sharp commentary, including referring to the founding father of Communist China as a “son of a bitch” and...

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