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!
Thanks to the efforts of the online group 18 Million Rising, the smartphone app “Make me Asian” was removed from Google Play today.The app allowed its users to turn their faces into stereotypical Asian caricatures. Believing that this app perpetuated negative and offensive stereotypes, 18 Million Rising started a twitter campaign aimed at Google to remove the app. Their efforts were joined by Peter Chin, a pastor in DC, who started a petition on Change.org.
Read more about their successful story here.
Hope you’re feeling this week’s jam featuring San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down.
Today’s SHAG (Smoking Hot Asian Guy): Lee Min-ho. We’re seeing stars this month.
Get the latest issue of KoreAm Journal with the gorgeous cover boy Lee Min-ho here.
Vogue recently did a spread honoring the first respondents of Hurricane Sandy (including the various divisions of the NYPD and NYFD). Of course, in Vogue-like fashion – the shoot was well, quite fashionable. This shoot featured Asian models Liu Wen and Chanel Iman. What did you think of how Vogue chose to honor these heroes?
What are some of our favorite Asian spots for DineLA? Click on to see our picks!
We’re one day behind! To make up for this egregious mistake, we’ve added two noteworthy photos from the previous day.
Tonight is the night – it’s the premiere of The Carrie Diaries! The show serves at the prequel to Sex and the City, following Carrie Bradshaw in her senior year of high school. Ellen Wong portrays Jill Thompson (aka “The Mouse”), one of Carrie’s best friends in the show.
Wong also appears in our Winter ’12-13 issue – which you can order now!
Check out the show tonight on the CW (check your local listings).
Check out the lookbook for Prabal Gurung’s capsule collection for Target, which launches February 10th. Tell us what you think!
The colors, the prints! Check out this over the top editorial, “Grandma, What are You Doing?” featuring model Lee Hye Jung, photographed by Choi Yong Bin.
Recap some of the Golden Globes fashion from Sunday evening – all featuring some of your favorite Asian celebrities!