BANNED. Lou Ye, 41, controversial Chinese director; from filming on the mainland for five years, by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television; in Beijing. Lou reportedly failed to seek approval from government censors for his film Summer Palace—set in the days leading up to the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, a topic Beijing considers taboo—before screening it at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Lou called the ban "ridiculous" and said it would not stop him from working.

CHARGED. Takafumi Horie, 33, founder and former CEO of Livedoor, one of Japan's largest Internet companies; with violating securities...

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