This is 5-day old news but I don’t care. I feel like picking on someone tonight and since crazy ass Tila Tequila has been keeping a low profile lately (perhaps due to her much embarrassing rejection in the season finale of her reality show), I am shifting my focus on the crazy of all crazies. I am talking about the glamorous role model of all Asian freakshows beauties Bai Ling. As usual, our hot celeb here showed up at some movie premiere that had nothing to do with her. Scantily dressed, she walked down the red carpet and accidentally dropped something (perhaps her dildo). When she bent down to pick it up, one of her girls slipped out.
Back in May, some over-the-hill and shriveled up actress opened her big mouth and told the press that the earthquake in China was karma for China’s treatment of Tibet. A lot of people were offended by her comment. Some vowed to boycott her movies. Others burned their “Basic Instinct” posters and dvds. Me? I dropped her a fan letter.
And no I’m not talking about my flip buddy, ArmybratKat. Turns out Japan makes all sorts of flavored Kit Kats in addition to the original chocolate. Awesome right? However, this is typical in Japan. They make a lot of seasonal/limited items which I wish would happen in the states more often. Hint hint!
Not sure how many of you grew up watching Nickelodeon’s cable series called ”The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo” but the actress that played Shelby Woo (Irene Ng) just got married this past weekend on Shelter Island. Irene and I go way back. We knew each other since we were nine years old which was ten years ago…. not! Anyway, I was invited to her wedding and was probably the first one to rsvp. Irene also asked me to give a speech and a toast at her wedding and I thought she was just teasing me. See, people around me usually ask me to shut the eff up. No one trusts me enough to let me speak at their weddings. This says a lot about Irene.
Dong Bang Shinki (DBSK or TVXQ) has confirmed that they’ve been banned on Music Station, TRL of Japan, regardless of being chart toppers for the past few weeks on Oricon Daily and Weekly. Music Station usually invites the top 10 artists on the charts to perform on the show except for DBSK.
Why? No idea, but conspiracy theories say it’s because Music Station has a secret agreement with Johnny’s Entertainment – Japanese talent agency. Even though Johnny’s Entertainment’s main company, Johnny & Associates, Inc., does deals with Avex Trax (TVXQ’s Japanese label) all the time. Supposedly they’re doing it because having TVXQ perform will threaten the label.
Honestly, they have nothing on Avex Trax, the biggest label in Japan who also owns a lot of other labels like Rhythm Zone. I’m sure fans will cry out against Music Station and Johnny’s Entertainment and eventually the sexy DBSK will get their chance on the show. Especially since their recent single is so hard to resist.
The girls in Ms. Motoko Okubo classroom at Tokyo Joshi Gakuen Middle School in Tokyo, Japan have got to be the luckiest girls. Apparently, their administration thought it would be an awesome idea if they started using the Nintendo DS as a method of teaching English. Well they’ve been experimenting since late May and so far the results have been impressive. The students not only enjoy playing the DS, but the average vocabulary per student has increased by 35% - pretty impressive for a 2 month span. It also has had a positive impact on the slackers.
Turns out Utada Hikaru has been known to be both. She has played the game everyday since she was five years old! Then a couple years ago she played in a broadcasted Tetris tournament against thirty contest winners. Out of the thirty players, she was only defeated by four. Three out of the four players were among the first to go up against her. After what seemed like a warm up, she became unbeatable. She later posted her 99,999,999 score and stated:
You need perservance or obstance to make it this far. (lol) A woman’s obstance! Hahahahaha!
A lot of famous people attended Hong Kong’s power acting couple Tony Leung and Carina Lau‘s wedding in Bhutan earlier this week. Carina’s best friend, Faye Wong was there as well. Though retired, my girl still travels like a rock star. She took an entourage of six people with her to Bhutan. It consisted of her husband (Chinese actor Li Yapeng), her two daughters (an infant and an early teen), her mother-in-law, her assistant and her manager Katie Chan (she used to manage huge stars like the late Leslie Cheung). Anyway, the whole family arrived in Bangkok yesterday on their way back to Beijing and as usual the crazed HK paparazzi were already waiting at the airport with their cameras ready. Their target - Faye’s one year old daughter, Li Yan. Little Li Yan was born with a cleft lip but underwent a successful corrective surgery last year. The public has never seen a picture of Li Yan before so naturally these paparazzi were hungry for her pictures like a pack of wolves waiting for a lamb to pass by.
After the box office flop of Speed Racer, I thought that would spell the end for the existence of Korean pop sensation Rain but alas, like roaches he seems to be able to survive even a nuclear blast and is still alive and well. In fact, he recently completed shooting for another U.S. film titled Ninja Assassin and is now planning to return to his music career. The last director he worked with probably pulled him aside and told him to stick to his day job.
What!? I’m just following the orders of American singer-songwriter Wang Lee-Hom‘s muscle tee. Anyone who follows his music knows that Lee-Hom is the real deal. A Rochester, NY native, he knows how to play over 10 musical instruments and composes his own songs for his albums. Apparently he only learned how to speak Mandarin when he was 18 and now he is fluent in it. He even writes the lyrics for many of his songs in Mandarin. Now, I am usually a prude but I would sleep with him in a heartbeat.
Oh, the excitement of the FedEx envelope arriving from L.A. Publicist Jack Song asked me to review “No Regret,” a Korean film with an upcoming U.S. theatrical run. It’s being billed as a gay Romeo and Juliet, in light of its melodramatic romance and class-differences theme. According to the press kit, “No Regret” was such a passion project that cast and crew worked for next to nothing and contributed their personal cash toward production expenses. Released in South Korea in November 2006, the buzz around this film has been building steadily.
The actual name is BenihaNa. Thanks Andrew!
So last night I was in New York with a friend (let’s call her Jane) and we ate at a hibachi restraurant called Benihana. Hibachi is a Japanese cuisine where they cook right in front of you while doing some neat tricks (i.e. flipping shrimp into their hats or people’s mouths). I haven’t been to one in a year, but from my experience last night, nothing has changed.
So while surfing on Youtube, I “StumbleUpon” a cute video of a Japanese girl that has baby red pandas as pets. After watching the video 20+ times, I couldn’t help but feel overly happy that such a cute animal can kick ass. Eat your heart out Paris Hilton!
Japan is known for having the weirdest and cutest animals (penguins, duck loving dogs, etc) but I never thought having a panda would be legal or much less possible. Then again in Japan they do everything. As soon as I can, I’m buying me one and training it to blog for me.
Koreans love their pets. Well, some like them for gastronomic purposes (warning - the link is not for the weak of heart!) while others, like these Korean celebrities, treat them as if they were their little ones. To celebrate its 12th year of informing Korean women that designer fashion extends beyond Burberry and its classic check design, Vogue is publishing an edition that features the photos and stories of 200 Korean celebrities/fashionistas and their pets. Aw… how cute! I am sure Anna Wintour has nothing to do with this. Bitch loves her fury little animals as long as they are dead and come with a designer label.
Lan and Alvin have already did a great job of talking about the acts and personal anecdotes for the Rebuilding the Bridge event last Saturday. I’ve been meaning to write my own summary for the past week, but I’ve had very little downtime. Plus, I’m thoroughly, every-inch-of-my-body exhausted. I don’t think I ever felt exhaustion before, but it really sucks. This isn’t a complaint, merely an explanation why I’m so slow to respond to emails, txt msgs, Facebook, and just about everything else right now. Everything was worth it and I’ll get to why after you watch this montage.
Rebuilding the Bridge was a huge success in so many ways. There were a lot of things to take away from that night. It was personally one of the best nights of my life in terms of the people I’ve met and the connections I’ve made. First, some perspective: the reception part of the event officially started at 7:30pm. People started coming in at 6:30pm. The house was full at 7pm. The line for the performance part was all the way to the end of the street about half a mile long by 7pm.
Well this week was different. I wasn’t expecting all the twists and drama. Definitely a step up from last week but makes me think twice about whether or not the show is rigged for views. Then again aren’t they always? The show opened up with an all crew number that wasn’t that strong; however, that wasn’t the tone for the rest of the show.