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  1. Ladies are leading in 2020! With the anticipation of female-led films Black Widow, Wonder Woman and Birds of Prey coming out next year, the live-action Mulan trailer, released on December 5, has added even more excitement to the mix. The new Mulan live-action remake, set to release in 2020, features an all-star Asian cast and faithfully follows the original 1998 Disney animated film – albeit with a few notable exceptions.7 actors who have played Bruce Lee in movies since his deathNew witch…
  2. Charismatic, classy and chic – these are just a few of the words people use to describe actor and entrepreneur Carina Lau Kar-ling. Over the years she has maintained an elusive status of reverence reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour, but there is more to this Hong Kong icon than you may know.From the humble beginnings of a 1980s TVB starlet, Lau has become an international film star, having worked with the likes of auteur Wong Kar-wai. In 2013, she was nominated at the Cannes Film Festival for…
  3. K-pop juggernaut BTS staged gigs in 23 cities around the globe during its world tour this year, but the seven-piece band did not perform in one rather noteworthy neighbouring country – China.The 2019 Cannes-winning comedy-thriller Parasite, by South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho, was to be screened at a Chinese film festival in July, but China suddenly called it off due to a “technical reason”.These are just a few examples of China's “unofficial” restrictions on hallyu, or Korean culture, imposed…
  4. Chanel brought its itinerant off-season fashion show the “arts and crafts”, with its swathe of VIPs including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard, back to home ground in Paris to mark its first collection since Karl Lagerfeld died earlier this year.A peek at Chanel’s latest Mademoiselle Privé Tokyo exhibitionNew designer Virginie Viard teamed up with film director Sofia Coppola this season to imagine a cinematic opus that saw the house’s 1920s Rue Cambon atelier – replete with crystal…
  5. Jin of K-pop boy band BTS said on Wednesday he hoped people would employ “more honest” ways to make music – presumably conveying his thoughts on the ongoing music chart manipulation scandal rocking Korea.The singer made the remark as BTS accepted the Song of the Year award during the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) at the Nagoya Dome in Japan.BTS becomes first K-pop band to play at Wembley StadiumAfter expressing gratitude to fans, Jin said: “How about creating music using more honest means? I…
  6. You know Cara Delevingne. You know her from the fashion magazine cover shoots and Hollywood movies. You have likely seen her face on billboards promoting a spectrum of luxury brands from Dior to Jimmy Choo. You may remember her as Mother Chucker in the music video for Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood. You could be one of her 44 million Instagram followers. Or maybe you just recognise those eyebrows.Delevingne is in Asia for the launch of the fifth and final special edition celebrating 50 years of TAG…
  7. Google’s co-founders are stepping down from their executive positions at the search engine’s parent company Alphabet, the pair announced on December 3.More than 20 years ago, Sergey Brin and Larry Page first launched Google from a dormitory room near Stanford University. Since then, the company has grown into the world’s most popular search engine – and branched out into everything from self-driving cars to life-extension research.It’s been a wild ride for both co-founders, but Brin’s history…
  8. The 2019 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) just took place at Japan’s Nagoya Dome on December 4, following last year’s edition being held in Hong Kong – which was, this year, passed over.No surprises: K-pop sensations BTS swept the night, winning four daesangs (grand prizes). The band’s new release Map Of The Soul: Persona was named Album of the Year, announced by American TV host Jimmy Fallon, beating fellow A-list contenders including Blackpink, Exo, Twice and Seventeen.The septet also took the…
  9. If you are getting a little jaded with the offerings at airport business lounges, Hong Kong International Airport has some good alternatives to enjoy great food and drink while you wait to board your plane.Are zero-waste restaurants just a pipe dream?Instead of posting predictable plates of lounge food on your Instagram, snap a photo of a smoked salmon pizza with dill crème fraîche, red onions, salmon roe and chives while the server tops it off with Osetra caviar at Wolfgang Puck Kitchen.The…
  10. If you don’t know who Aries Susanti is, you are missing out on an idol in the making. Reasonably new on the sports scene, she is rapidly climbing to the top of the leader boards. Soon, she’ll be as popular worldwide as she is in her home country of Indonesia.Here are five things to know about Aries Susanti.5 things about Joseph Schooling, Singapore’s first Olympic gold championShe is nicknamed Spider-WomanView this post on Instagram#Repost @teguh.jogja ・・・ Terima kasih gambarnya, Om @i_ifux. ==…