4/25/2009

Hong Kong Film Awards roll out red carpet


Hong Kong Film Awards roll out red carpet


Taiwan actress Lin Chi-ling arrives for the Hong Kong Film Awards April 19, 2009. [Agencies]


Woo's $US80 million two-part epic Red Cliff, based on an ancient Chinese battle by the same name, is a prime example of the recent trend of films made with an eye toward mainland viewers. Wilson Yip's action-filled biography of Bruce Lee's teacher Ip Man is another example, portraying the late martial arts master as a patriot who resists the Japanese occupation of his southern Chinese hometown.


The first installment of Red Cliff is up for 15 prizes and Ip Man is competing for 12 at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Both movies are nominated for best picture.




Hong Kong Film Awards roll out red carpet


Hong Kong director John Woo (C), his wife Annie and Hong Kong director Ann Hui (R) arrive at the Hong Kong Film Awards April 19, 2009. [Agencies]


But another top contender harkens back to the locally flavoured fare made in the former British colony known for its mix of Chinese and Western cultures.


Veteran filmmaker Ann Hui's The Way We Are, which follows the life of a single mother in Hong Kong's Tin Shui Wai district, is a contender for best film, best director, best screenplay and best actress.


The other best picture nominees are Hong Kong comedian Stephen Chow's sci-fi movie CJ7 and Gordon Chan's ghost thriller Painted Skin.


Woo and Yip are also up for best director, competing against Benny Chan for Connected and Johnnie To, who was nominated for Sparrow, a playful look at a pickpocket gang.


Former Cannes winner Tony Leung Chiu-wai received a nod for best actor for playing a Chinese general in Red Cliff. He faces off with action star Donnie Yen, who played Ip Man; Simon Yam in Sparrow; Nick Cheung from the police thriller The Beast Stalker; and heartthrob Louis Koo, who portrayed a gangster who struggles to give up a life of crime in Run Papa Run.


China's Zhou Xun, the lead in Painted Skin, is the biggest star in the best actress competition, but she faces stiff competition from Hong Kong's Prudence Liew, who won the Chinese-language equivalent of an Oscar at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards in December for playing a sex worker in True Women for Sale.


The other nominees are Paw Hee Ching from The Way We Are, Barbie Hsu from Connected, and Karena Lam from the romance Claustrophobia.


Hong Kong Film Awards roll out red carpet
Japanese actress Chie Tanaka arrives at the Hong Kong Film Awards April 19, 2009. [Agencies]

Liv Tyler's passionate workout











The 'Lord of the Rings' star was photographed passionately hugging and kissing David Hirsch after an intimate lunch in Westwood, New Jersey, yesterday (22.04.09)
Dressed in a sexy black and white backless sundress, Liv and her new man - who showed off his buff body in a tight green T-shirt and fitted beige trousers - couldn't keep their hands off each other as they walked to his car, stopping in the parking lot several times to kiss and cuddle.
The actress couldn't stop smiling and seemed totally smitten with her new lover.
The 31-year-old actress has been single since last year, when she announced she was divorcing British musician Royston Langdon - with whom she has a four-year-old son, Milo.
Liv recently revealed she felt physically sick when she split from her husband last May, and still finds the break-up difficult to come to terms with.
She said: "There's nothing worse than heartache, being lovesick. It's like there's a physical sickness. You go through a couple of weeks where you think, 'Oh, I'm OK, I feel better,' and then suddenly, out of nowhere, it hits you again.
"The hardest part is when they move out. It also brings up a lot of issues - you might feel like a failure, or like there is something wrong with you. You can't run away from yourself - you kind of have to just deal with it."

Lindsay Lohan's Samantha split confusion




Lindsay Lohan didn't realise she had split from girlfriend Samantha Ronson for a week.
The 'Mean Girls' actress - whose tumultuous romance with the 31-year-old DJ ended earlier this month - admits it took her several days to understand her relationship had broken down.
Asked if there is anything more difficult than playing out the end of a relationship in the public eye, Lindsay replied: "When you don't know you're breaking up. Really weird.
"I had no idea what was going on. I just hadn't seen her in like a week. She like, disappeared."
Despite her initial shock Lindsay claims she has now come to terms with the break-up, but refuses to rule out reuniting with Samantha.
She told US TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "When people are together so much it gets really difficult and you forget who you are because you're more concerned about being with the other person, I think it's been really good for me. I thought it would be so much harder and it hasn't been. I've had great people surrounding me.
"I really care about Samantha and we'll see what happens. Maybe when we're fully in the right place. And I love her."
Lindsay also rubbished claims Samantha ended their affair because she cheated on the DJ, insisting she does not believe in infidelity.
The 22-year-old star is now planning to focus on her acting career and already has plans to star in a new movie.
She explained: "I feel like I want to get my career back in shape. There are some shows I'm producing that I'm really excited about. I'm doing a movie in October."

The Shopping Bag Bra



Thanks to the lingerie company Triumph Japan, the ladies amongst you can now help the environment by wearing a bra that contains padded cups that cleverly convert into reusable shopping bags, hence cutting down on waste - however, quite how you’d manage to pull them out from under your blouse without drawing attention to yourself remains a somewhat of a mystery.

Still, if women fumbling under their tops in the middle of a shop floor is going to help save the planet, I don’t doubt that you can not only count on us chaps to be as supportive as the very undergarment in question but you can also rest assured that you’ll rarely visit the supermarket alone again.

Far from just a marketing gimmick, the bra is intended not only to cut down on consumer waste such as plastic bags, but even the bra itself is made from recycled materials – namely recycled plastic bottles - thanks to Triumph’s patented EcoCircle system.

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Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model

The Hottest Japanese Model - Leah Dizon(part1)

Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model

Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model

Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model


Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model

Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model

Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model

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Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model

Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model

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Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model

Leah Dizon - The Hottest Japanese Model



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