Hilary Fox, Associated Press Updated 9:54 pm PDT, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 In this May 21, 2019, photo actress Wu Ke-xi poses for portrait photographs at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Wu Ke-xi wrote a screenplay inspired by the scandal involving U.S. producer Harvey Weinstein. The #MeToo movement in entertainment isn't just an American phenomenon. Cases across Asia show the region is grappling with many of the same issues that have upended entertainment careers in the U.S.(Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) less In this May 21, 2019, photo actress Wu Ke-xi poses for portrait photographs at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Wu Ke-xi wrote a screenplay inspired by the scandal involving U.S. ... more Photo: Joel C Ryan, Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP … [Read more...] about Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 09: Alysa Liu, 13, of Richmond, stretches before she practices her technical program with her coach Laura Lipetsky at Oakland Ice Center in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Liu’s technical program includes three triple axels and is heading to the U.S. figure skating championship in Detroit from Jan. 24 to 27. She is the youngest skater in the history to complete in the 3 1/2-rotation jump. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 09: Alysa Liu, 13, center of Richmond, watches a video as she is ready her technical program practice with her coach Laura Lipetsky, not pictured, at Oakland Ice Center in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Liu’s technical program includes three triple axels and is heading to the U.S. figure skating championship in Detroit from Jan. 24 to 27. She is the youngest skater in the history to complete in the 3 1/2-rotation jump. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) … [Read more...] about Is this Bay Area teen about to redefine international figure skating?
Aquaman debuts in Orlando Aquaman now has a home on dry land in Florida. A replica of the DC Comics superhero, as portrayed on the big screen by Jason Momoa, now stands in Madame Tussauds Orlando, the wax-figure attraction on International Drive. Aquaman is the star of the final scene of the Justice League: A Call for Heroes exhibit that debuted earlier this year. Visitors can grasp the character’s trident to activate special effects including a swelling soundtrack, splashy projections and a light misting of water. The costume is textured, and, as with all Tussauds figures, it’s OK for guests to touch them. The special effects trigger easily — a graze of the finger onto the trident, really — although using two hands makes for a better photo. This enables visitors to help defeat supervillain Lex Luthor. The exhibit opened with Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman already in action. Orlando Sentinel Millennials get insurance More travelers are expected to buy travel … [Read more...] about Travel briefs: Aquaman now a wax figure; best airlines for families
By Richard Guzman | [email protected] | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: December 16, 2018 at 8:53 am | UPDATED: December 17, 2018 at 8:42 am During its three decades at sea, the Queen Mary made 1,001 transatlantic crossings before it was permanently moored in Long Beach in 1967. But there was no quiet, laid-back retirement ahead for the vessel. Since its arrival more than 50 years ago, the ship has been a busy events venue and hotel, hosting dozens of concerts through the years as well as annual events such as Christmas-themed happenings and Dark Harbor during Halloween. And now things have stepped up even more thanks to a year-old partnership with concert promoter Goldenvoice. The ship has sailed into another phase of its retirement, becoming a musical hot spot that held seven multi-act shows in 2018, attracting a new generation of fans to the 82-year-old ocean-liner. “I think it’s been more successful than we imagined,” said Paul Billings, vice president and … [Read more...] about How the Queen Mary became a mini music festival hot spot in 2018
By Mark Perigard | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: December 16, 2018 at 12:29 am | UPDATED: December 16, 2018 at 6:07 am Doesn’t anyone want to work in daytime TV anymore? Megyn Kelly, Kathie Lee Gifford, Ellen DeGeneres — this spinning revolving door is going to give us all vertigo. Let’s pump the brakes and break this down: Kelly, 48, talked herself out of a job right on the air in October by defending blackface. She’s still negotiating her $69 million exit package from NBC, and it must hearten everyone at the peacock network that ratings for the third hour of “Today” are actually up since she was booted. Kelly was never a fit for daytime and on some level must be relieved she has to no longer care about things like coming off as remotely personable or non-racist on the air. Gifford, 65, our favorite morning boozer, announced last week that she is stepping down from the fourth hour of “Today” in April, on her … [Read more...] about Wanted: Someone to host daytime TV