You are currently browsing posts tagged with Ice Queens
Name: Mao Asada
Hails from: Japan
Occupation: Figure skater
Known for: Playing second-fiddle to Queen Yu-Na at this year’s Winter Olympics; looking woefully sad on the medal podium while collecting her silver; inspiring some crazy nationalism between Japan and Korea; being the first woman to land two triple-axels in the same program back in 2006; finally getting redemption a month after the Olympics at the World Championships by beating Yu-Na, who fell on a triple salchow during her free skate.
So the rivalry between Yu-Na and Mao? Yeah, it’s ON. Like Ali-Frazier, but with sequins and spangles and a shit-ton of makeup.
Meanwhile, you gotta love the headlines from some of the Korean news outlets, which aren’t reporting Mao’s triumph so much as Yu-Na’s failure. From the Korea Times: “Yu-Na Fails to Defend Title.” And from Chosun Ilbo: “Kim Yu-Na Loses World Title in Turin.”
Filed under: 2010 Figure Skating World Championships, 2010 Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics, Amazians, Bitchfights, Figure Skating, Ice Queens, Ice Skating, Japan vs. Korea, Kim Yu-na, Mao Asada, Nationalism, Queen Yu-na, Rivalries
I am so pleased to announce that Lucy Liu has decided to go against type and play a funny, eccentric, slightly psycho chick in a quirky romantic comedy with Cillian Murphy (also playing against type, since he already does creepy androgyny so well).
They star together in Watching the Detectives, a flick in which a film noir buff (Murphy) gets his world rocked by a real-life femme fatalezzzZZZZZZzz played by LiuzZZzzz.
But again! Bravo for those brave actors who dare to take chances!
…Hrmm. In this case it’s like, WAY against type. I mean, at 39 Liu’s skin is friggin’ baby-smooth, but homegirl seems to me more like a homeWOMAN. She looks like she could nurse poor lil’ skinny Cillian. ‘Naw mean?