Much to the excitement of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fans, director Ang Lee announced his plans to produce a sequel to the internationally-acclaimed film. Released in 2000, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was extremely well-received in the Western world gaining critical acclaim, a handful of awards, and a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Lee has thus far revealed that the film will star Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh. He has expressed that they are working on the script adamantly and will not stop working on it until it's improved and in excellent shape. He has also revealed that they plan to produce...
Keanu Reeves, who is most often recognized as Neo from The Matrix Franchise (1999-2003), began his acting career in 1991. Now 22 years later, Reeves has decided to step behind the camera for his directional debut film Man of Tai Chi. The martial arts movie was filmed in China, has Chinese dialogue, and also stars stuntman Tiger Chen (Reeves' martial arts trainer) as the protagonist while Reeves will play the antagonist. Reeves has received help from legendary fight choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping who choreographed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Much excitement has been surrounding the film...
Diary from Cannes 2013: Day 2 May 17, 2013: A dramatic day for Cannes today, including gunshots and a jewelry heist. An employee for the luxury jeweler Chopard found that a safe holding $1.4 million dollars worth of jewelry had been stolen from the four-star hotel room the night before. Ironically, Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, about teenagers who steal possessions from celebrities, had just premiered the day before. Later in the day, a mentally unstable man with a gun fired blanks into the air near a French television interview featuring jury members Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil....
On May 18th in Cannes, amongst all the stars in town for the Cannes Film Festival, there was one "Cinderella" who stood out from the heavy rain. Entertainment publication The Hollywood Reporter presented their first ever International Artist of the Year award to Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. An event was hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, Jimmy Choo and Mouton Cadet at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez to present the global icon with the award. THR editorial director Janice Min, publisher Lynne Segall and Jimmy Choo CEO Pierre Denis were on hand to present the award to Fan, which was...
During the American Idol Season Finale, Psy performed "Gentleman" live alongside a handful of talented backup dancers. The impressive choreography got the audience up on their feet dancing and even earned Psy a standing ovation from the American Idol judges. Other performers of the night included current American Idol judges Keith Urban and Mariah Carey, and former judge Jennifer Lopez. Check out Psy's impressive stage presence and energy below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PhgoKw96FRE
Diary from Cannes 2013: Day 1 May 16, 2013: It's my first time at the Cannes Film Festival, attending as a writer/editor on behalf of Asia Pacific Arts and Audrey Magazine. I've been told to expect a crazy circus -- as there are hundreds of screenings for both the official Film Festival and the simultaneous Film Market -- and I can't wait. The day before, Baz Luhrman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Amitabh Bachchan walked the red carpet for the Opening Night film, The Great Gatsby. Also in attendance was the superstar jury, headed this year by Steven Spielberg, which include Ang Lee, Nicole...
Picking up at nearly 3 million views, this video from Los Angeles based chiropractor Ryan Lee has gone viral over the past couple of days on the internet. While we're sure Ryan was very intentional on marketing the services of his clinic, we can't help but wonder if he bothered to show anyone else this video before allowing it to go live on the YouTube. In fact, he appears just tad bit creepy and this video might even turn away customers. But then again, he is receiving a lot of public attention (although we're sure he wasn't expecting this kind). Check out the video below!
I mean, seriously, thanks British Vogue for featuring the slew of Asian supermodels dominating the runway (but seriously, they’re so hot, how can you not feature them?) but mistaking model Liu Wen for Du Juan? What a fashion faux pas!
Teen shows seem to offer richer opportunities for young Asian American actors these days. But what’s it like actually being “that Asian on that show”? We find out from actresses Ashley Argota, Jolene Purdy and Nikki Soohoo.
ISSUE: Spring 2011
STORY: Janice Jann
PHOTOS: Audrey Cho
ISSUE: Spring 2011
DEPT: Mind and Body
STORY: Anna M. Park
Talk about overachiever. Fitness model Natalie Minh is not only a three-time European Physique champion, she’s a photographer and has an MBA and a master’s in finance. So she knows how hard it is to eat right in a hectic, modern lifestyle. “The most challenging part of keeping to a healthy diet is time,” says the 31-year-old Vietnamese American. “The best weapon we have is better organization and planning ahead.” Here, Minh outlines the top three nutrition failures of busy women today, and how to fix them.
We’ve got a pretty cool giveaway this week! In this high tech age, it’s something we can all use — an AOC Aire Black LED Monitor.
Don’t schlep when traveling for business. Three stylish, entrepreneurial Asian American women offer chic carryalls for laptop, iPad and more.
ISSUE: Spring 2011
STORY: Anna M. Park
Suzanne Park appreciates a sturdy travel bag — she’s logged 300,000+ miles herself as a former corporate exec. Thank goodness she founded Plaid Doctrine, a line of cool, eco-friendly laptop bags. They’re made with recycled material from plastic bottles, but you’d never know it from the look and feel of it. The vintage-inspired designs of houndstooth and stripes trimmed with prime-grade, vegetable-tanned leather perfectly complement spring’s preppy-punk vibe. Continue Reading »
Despite the awful rain in San Francisco the day I met Jena Wang and Lindsay McConnon for this interview, they were still looking as fabulous as ever. In fact, they were the most fashionable people in the building.
As retirees of the retail corporate world, Wang and McConnon channeled their love for fashion and an entrepreneurial spirit into Velvet Brigade, a website where budding designers can submit their fashion sketches for a chance to get their design produced. (They submit, we vote — think American Idol meets Project Runway.)
“I feel like everything up until this point has prepared me for this and now I’m ready.”
– T.V. Carpio
ISSUE: Spring 2011
STORY: Linda Lam with reporting by Anna M. Park
Of all the roles T.V. Carpio has played, she likes the role of the mythical eight-legged goddess best.
“It’s a side of me most people haven’t seen yet,” says the Chinese-Filipino American actress who was just promoted to female lead villain, Arachne, in the Broadway “mega-musical” Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, directed by Julie Taymor, music by Bono and The Edge.
Feast your eyes on the gorgeousness that is Li Bing Bing, star of the upcoming Wayne Wang film from Fox Searchlight, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
Audrey’s Body of Quirks feature highlight 9 real women who share what makes them beautiful, writer-mom Patty Chang Anker learns to readjust her views on life when she finds out her daughter has special needs, the Delicious Life’s sexy Sarah Gim and Paul Nakayama talk first dates in The Awful Truth and Audrey chats with EVERYONE from George Takei to Priscilla Ahn to Dilshad Vadsaria to Kai-aakmann’s Soonjin Park to Just Jared’s Jared Eng. EVERYONE!
Look for it in the mail or buy your copy here.
Treme is a hit HBO series set in New Orleans, currently in its second season, following the lives of struggling musicians, including Korean-Italian American Lucia Micarelli, a real-life concert violinist who plays Annie on the show. Here, more of our conversation with Micarelli.
It’s almost here!
For those of you who don’t know what it is, Kollaboration was founded in 2000 by Paul “PK” Kim as an Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organization and movement as an annual event to foster API talent, professionals, and youth and bring them into mainstream media under the mantra and its mission statement Empowerment Through Entertainment.
I was fortunate enough to be on the Boston team, and believe me, this show is worth your time and money.
Here are the contestants in a music video of a cover of Yael Naim‘s New Soul.
This year, there will be a special guest performance by singer Priscilla Ahn and comedian KT Tatara. VIP ticket holders will get preferred seating and have a meet & greet opportunity with Priscilla Ahn.
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Time: 8:30PM (Doors Open 6:30PM)
Venue: Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East, Hollywood, CA 90068
$20 General Admission, $30 VIP Admission (preferred seating)
Get your tickets now!