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!
Korean actress Song Hye Kyo from “That Winter, The Wind Blows” recently took some fashion photos for Korean publication High Cut. First thing we noticed? Her intense smokey eye makeup. Click on to see more of Song Hye Kyo and watch some tutorials on smokey eyes – It’s the perfect time to achieve this look for Valentines Day!
After seven years of dating, the famous Korean comedian couple Yoon Hyung Bin and Jung Kyung Mi are finally getting married! To the excitement of their many fans, the couple has released some wedding photos and announced that the wedding will take place in Seoul on Feb. 22. Continue reading to see more of their adorable wedding photos!
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) aims to retain and present the rich history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of Chinese descent in the United States. Founded in 1980, the museum strives to create dialogue and understanding from all cultures about the experience of Chinese Americans. Much to our excitement, two upcoming exhibits are Fashion exhibits:
Front Row: Chinese American Designers
April 26, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Front Row celebrates the rise of Chinese American designers in New York. This spans from the emerging designers in the 1980′s such as Anna Sui, Yeohlee Teng, Vera Wang and Vivienne Tam all the way to current Fashion designers such as Derek Lam and Phillip Lim who have built global enterprises and have become established figures in an international fashion world. The exhibit not only features the work of seventeen designers, but analyzes the very unique relationship between Asia and New York.
Front Row is guest-curated by designer Mary Ping, and features the work of Thomas Chen, David Chu, Melinda Eng, Jade Lai, Derek Lam, Wayne Lee, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Phillip Lim, Mary Ping, Peter Som, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Yeohlee Teng, Zang Toi, Vera Wang, and Jason Wu.
Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-40s
April 26, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Focused on the early 20th century, Shanghai Glamour delves into the very unique fashion of Shanghai women and analyzes how it created a picture seduction and mystery for the city.
“ The city’s identity was deeply associated with its women and their fashion. Their dresses and manners textured the city’s modern life and became the emblems of Shanghai modernity. Beyond the glamour, the changing styles of female clothing and the controversial images of modern women also manifested the social and political anxieties in the transitional period that ushered in new gender roles.”
The exhibit features twelve outfits from the 1910s-1940s from the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou and various accessories, posters, lifestyle magazines, and period images. Shanghai Glamour examines how women used fashion to create their identity.
To learn more about these exhibits, click here.
Even more products have been added to the adorable Hello Kitty cosmetics line. Don’t wait til the last minute to get yours! The new Spring 2013 Makeup collection is available exclusively and in limited edition right now at Sephora. Keep reading to get a glimpse of the new gift sets and be prepared to be overwhelmed with the cuteness.
Chinese-American fashion designer, Anna Sui, gives us a bold splash of color with her Spring 2013 ”Drama Queen” cosmetics line. From lipstick to concealer, the new line gives us exciting variations and dramatic looks. Continue reading to get a sneak peak at this dazzling line!
Asians on Film Awards is hosted by the website www.AsiansOnFilm.com. Both aim to highlight Asian/Pacific Islanders in the film industry from actors, actresses, writers, directors, producers, editors and/or those who work in other aspects of filmmaking.
The Festival will be from February 15-17. For a list of the film schedule, click here.
The Award Ceremony will take place on the 16th. Continue reading to see the 2013 Wnners!
Allegiance (one of the first Asian musicals in over a decade) was awarded Best Musical at the San Diego Theatre Critics Awards. Starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, the musical is set during the Japanese American internment of World War II. The Kimura family members struggle between patriotism and resistance to their internment and treatment by the government.
George Takai posted on his facebook:
“Friends, I am THRILLED to announce that ALLEGIANCE won BEST MUSICAL at the San Diego Theatre Critics Awards last night. Also winning from our show was Michael K. Lee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Lynne Shankel for Best Orchestration. What a night for our show. Now, it’s on to Broadway. I can’t wait.”
Learn more about this powerful musical here.
On Thursday January 31st, KoreAm and Audrey hosted an advance screening of Bullet To The Head starring Sylvester Stallone and Sung Kang. Sure enough, we couldn’t have asked for a better turn out! A number of celebrities showed up to support Sung Kang including Amy Hill, Brooke Lee, Archie Kao, Booboo and Fivel Stewart, James Kyson, Brian Tee, and many more. Kang arrived onto the red carpet and caused a buzz of excitement from media and fans alike. The humble actor discussed everything from his character in the film to the rise of Asians in the media. CGV Cinema’s was filled with excitement that night for this action packed film.