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!
Chisa Hidaka gets to do something many dream of doing: she gets to dance with dolphins.
As a child, the Japanese American found herself drawn to dolphins but found them especially enchanting after a documentary she saw on TV. The most memorable shot for her was at the film’s ending: Robin Williams is suspended in water with an aged Atlantic spotted dolphin, quietly staring into each other’s eyes. ”After I saw that, I felt an inexplicable need to know what that was like, to be mind to mind with a wise old dolphin,” says Hidaka.
She went on a journey that spanned several years before she found the same dolphins from the show. What she discovered was how their graceful movements were not unlike people dancing. When she dove into the water with them, she found herself with underwater dancers.
It was a Friday night. As usual, Little Tokyo in Los Angeles was full of night owls ready to socialize over good food and frothy drinks.
The patrons at the Far Bar on East 1st Street were no exception. The bar was full of mostly young and mostly Asian guests, all of whom appeared to be having a great time. However, this crowd had gathered for a purpose that went beyond just socializing. They were here for “A Celebration of Asian American Soul,” as presented by the online magazine Asia Pacific Arts and co-hosted by inVenture.
This past summer, the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas hosted the ENK WSA Show, the most comprehensive footwear and accessories biannual show in the world. Twenty10 Footwear was one of many exhibitors to showcase a sneak preview of its Holiday 2011 and Spring 2012 women’s footwear collection.
Based in Los Angeles, Twenty10 Footwear has a full collection of women’s shoe styles ranging from flats to rainboots to sneakers and pumps. What makes this brand special is that it exclusively holds the Hello Kitty license for women’s footwear.
I am personally honored to know so many movers and shakers in the Asian American community and I hope many of those stories of hope and encouragement can be shared with a bigger population. Now, the government is giving us just the chance to do that.
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders launched a challenge asking participants to submit personal stories about people who have had an impact on the people around them. The effort, called “What’s Your Story?” aims to highlight community service by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders whose dedication to a cause has made a difference in their communities.
Audrey Magazine got a chance to play its hand at the First Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament hosted by Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) at the W Hotel in Hollywood, benefitting the foundation’s educational programming. CAPE advances diversity and cross-cultural awareness by educating and promoting Asian Pacific Americans for key artistic and leadership roles in the entertainment industry.
We chatted with some celebs and asked about their upcoming projects, poker strategies and thoughts on CAPE’s mission.
Want something retro with a modern spin to add some pizzazz to your outfits?
Then check out Smitten NYC, a line intended to bring you just that. Founded in 2008 and available in department and online retail stores, Smitten is dedicated to bringing functional yet fashionable clothes with a vintage feel and a modern cut.
I picked my favorite–Naengmyeon–because it’s cold and refreshing and good for those who can’t handle too much spice. Sharing with you Seriously Asian’s Naengmyeon recipe.
Seriously Asian‘s Naengmyeon (Korean Cold Noodles)
1 package Korean cold noodles
Suggested additions to the broth
Gochujang (red chili paste)
1 pear, preferably Asian, sliced thinly
1 cucumber, thinly slice
4 hard boiled eggs, sliced into 1/3-inch slices
Pickles of any sort—carrot, daikon, burdock, etc.
Marinated raw skate
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Follow the instructions on your packet of Korean cold noodles for the length of cooking.
While the water is boiling, assemble your choice of toppings.
Place the packets of broth flavoring into the bowls, along with icy cold water. Reserve a few ice cubes for when you serve the noodles.
When the noodles are done cooking, immediately drain and rinse them in running cold water. Divide them among the four bowls and use a pair of scissors to cut clumps of noodles into more manageable lengths.
What’s your favorite cold summer meal? Share with us in comments and we may just post about it!
Audrey’s Fashion Night Out 2011 tickets on sale now!
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This TC Bank commercial freaking made me bawl like a baby and reminded me of a moment in time that changed my life forever.
I was about 20 and on a train swishing through Switzerland. I went to stand by the railing to stretch my legs. An old man beside me in sport gear decided to strike up a conversation. I found out that he was 86(!) and biking around the Swiss Alps.
That just rocked my world forever. I realized you don’t have to face aging with a white flag, surrendering your life and health just because you’re old. You can freaking bike the Swiss Alps when you’re 86.
It starts now.
It starts with a healthy diet and regular physical activities (just park near the back of the lot and walk to the grocery store, for chrissakes).
It starts with waking up each day making the decision to LIVE, LIVE, LIVE.
It starts with letting go of regrets and the past and stepping into the now and present.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this TC Bank: Dream Rangers commercial below.
Ever since I first laid eyes on Fei Wong and her delightful pixie cut in the magical Hong Kong film Chungking Express by Wong Kar-Wai, I wanted to chop all my hair off.
Wanted to is one thing. Getting the courage to take action is another.
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