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!
Haven’t had enough Steven Yeun in your life? We haven’t either. Lucky for all us, the Korean-American actor was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night! They discussed everything from his choice of wearing no socks to his father’s disapproval of acting (thank goodness Yeun didn’t listen!) We’ll let you see for yourself.
Click on for the interview!
So you finally got your crush to ask you out on a date! You’ve been looking forward to this for weeks and now the date is only hours away. What to do now? Well sit down and take a few minutes to read our Do’s and Don’ts when getting ready for a date!
A pair of 22-year olds took home the gold this past weekend at the ISU World Figure SKating Championships: Yuna Kim of South Korea and Patrick Chan of Canada. Kim, who took a year off from figure skating, made her return to the rink this past season and dominated in the Womens’ group, placing first in the final night of the championships (she scored 218.31 points, more than 20 points ahead from the silver medalist, Italy’s Carolina Kostner (197.89), who was the defending world champion). Chan defended his title and is now the first male skater in 13 years who have won the gold three years in a row. The Canadian also set a world record in his short program last Wednesday, with a score of 98.37.
Other Asians who also medaled in the competition were 19-year old Denis Ten of Kazakhstan (who is of Korean descent) and 22-year old Asada Mao of Japan, who both took Silver and Bronze respectively. For ten, it was the first time for a Kazakstan competitor to stand on a World podium. Ten nearly stole the show in his crowd-pleasing free skate performance set to music from “The Artist”. Check out clips from their performances below the cut!
Check out actress Katie Chang in the new teaser trailer of “The Bling Ring”. Based on actual events, the film follows a group of teenagers who rob the home of celebrities. “The Bling Ring” also stars British actress Emma Watson.
With his most recent Oscar win (Best Director for Life of Pi), Ang Lee has been quite the talk of the town. Lee’s list of awards are now an impressive number from Academy Awards to Golden Globes to Critics Choice Awards. Although Lee’s career is steadily shooting forward, this was not always the case for the Taiwanese-born film director.
After winning his first Oscar in 2006, Ang released an essay called “A Never-Ending Dream” where he expressed some personal tales of life before his fame. We’ll let you read it for yourself. Click “Continue Reading” for an English translation of the essay (translation credits to Irene Shih).
Happy Friday! We are allowed to cheat and GIVE YOU TWO DAILY SHAG POSTS (click here for the other one). We’re giving you double-dose of Smoking Hot Asian Guy (SHAG) this week with Daniel Henney. Let us the count the ways how much we love this video – click on!
Need another reason to be thankful for Friday? How about our SHAG (Smoking Hot Asian Guy) for today: German-Vietnamese Gymnast, Marcel Nguyen. And because we love our readers, we’ll even throw in this video of Marcel competing earlier this month. (Check out our other one for today too!)
ISA (founded by Wong Fu Productions and Far East Movement) is now letting you be part of their upcoming game show special! The game show will take two celebrity teams and have them compete in challenges. And what could make this even better? Live musical performances!
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
WHERE: Playa Vista, CA – Los Angeles County
TIME: 12PM – 6PM
ADMISSION: FREE! (spots are limited)
AGE: 18+ Over Only
Learn more and register to be part of the live studio audience here.
Spring is here! Get your hands on Estee Lauder’s Spring 2013 Pretty Naughty Collection. Personally, we think its perfect for all the colorful and floral looks of Springtime. Continue reading for more pics and a list of the collection!