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Control: Not Just for Janet Jackson Anymore

April 20th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

At long last, Jackie Chan went and decided to get all political on us.

From AP:

“I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not,” Chan said. “I’m really confused now. If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic.”

Chan added: “I’m gradually beginning to feel that we Chinese need to be controlled. If we’re not being controlled, we’ll just do what we want.”

Suddenly, we find ourselves wishing that Chan would shift his focus back to making oodles and oodles of money for clowning around like an idiot in bad Brett Ratner movies.


[AP: Jackie Chan: Chinese people need to be controlled]
[AP: Jackie Chan's China comments prompt backlash]

Thanks, Pete and Josh!

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Beauty Tips from Lucy Liuser

October 10th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Our friend Sara, who made an awesome doc on Dr. Bronner, the magic soap dude, available November 13 on DVD, sent me this InStyle story yesterday that reveals Lucy Liu’s beauty secrets (which include using Dr. Bronner’s). Here are some choice excerpts from the interview:

LUCY: I drink a lot of water, and I’ve never had coffee. I think caffeine can be really bad for your skin. And I don’t get facials, ever.

TRANSLASIAN: I’m just naturally gorgeous. And I’m better than you.

LUCY: And I let my hair air dry. I rarely blow-dry — I don’t have time.

TRANSLASIAN: Again, I’m naturally gorgeous. And I’m just too busy making horrific, unwatchable movies.

LUCY: I splurge on acupuncture…My parents used to get acupuncture. It has been a part of my culture and my life for a long time, and it really, really works.

TRANSLASIAN: I’m Asian! And keepin’ it real real.

LUCY: When my hair was longer, people didn’t come up and talk to me. Now they find me more approachable.

TRANSLASIAN: I’m just like you, a normal person. But if you come up to me and start a conversation, I will kick you in the nuts.


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Lurex Is a Helluva Drug

August 3rd, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

You may remember that the last time Quentin Tarantino was snapped with Kaori Momoi, his co-star in the yet-to-be released ramen-western Sukiyaki Western Django, we had a little fun at his expense.

New photos have surfaced of the pair from the Death Proof–Tarantino’s half of Grindhouse–press conference in Tokyo. This time, it’s Kaori who gives us pause.

Swing your partner, do the do-sa-do

No need for nametags

Kaori. Did Tarantino put you up to this? This tragic, lurex, head-to-toe Christmas itch-a-thon? Or did you just rape one of Santa’s elves and take the clothing off his tiny back? When people say “Christmas came early this year,” I don’t think they mean that.


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When Worlds Collide: Quentin Tarantino And Kaori Momoi

June 11th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

From the AP: “U.S. film director and actor Quentin Tarantino, left, and Japanese actress Kaori Momoi give the thumbs-up signs at a press conference in Tokyo Monday, June 11, 2007 to announce the upcoming Japanese film ‘A Sukiaki Western: Django.’ Tarantino plays two roles in the film which is a so-called macaroni-western set in Japan, starring Japanese actors speaking in English, and meant for a Japanese audience.”

QT: Kaori-san, this is how we roll in the States, man. We give a thumbs-up like this. Can you dig?

Kaori: Uh, yes, I am familiar with the thumbs-up sign.

QT: But are you fa-MIL-iar with it? And by that, I mean, do you understand its motherfucking essence? Where it came from? What it means? Its historical place in popular American consciousness?

Kaori: Okay, you lost me.

QT: The thumbs-up hand signal comes from a 1970′s blaxploitation film called Thumbs Up My Badassssss. It was hugely controversial in its day. Jesse denounced it, the NAACP got all up in the filmmaker’s face, and it was Tamara Jones’ role as a cop blowing the kingpin pimp daddy she was trying to bring down that won her the part in Cleopatra Jones. Nigga please, don’t tell me you’ve never heard of Thumbs Up My Badassssss.

Kaori: What?

QT: You really don’t know what I’m talking about, nigga-san?

Kaori: Um, I don’t, and you kind of offend me.

QT: You’ve got to be motherfucking shitting me. I motherfucking rule, you dig? I am the only cocksucking filmmaker who goes THURRRRR. I’m the only director who puts African-Americans and Asian-Americans in movies, I’m best friends with a Latino, I dated Margaret Cho, and I have a fucking AZN Excellence Award, o-kay? Who the fuck do you think you are, Spike Fucking Lee? O-kay? I don’t see color, but everybody else fucking seems to and you know what? They’re fucked-up. They offend me. I spent four fucking years on Kill Bill and it is a motherfucking, cocksucking masterpiece, alright? I mean, Pussy Wagon, hello? That’s my motherfucking ride, man. I actually have the cajones to drive the Pussy Wagon up to the Disney lot–

Kaori: (to photographer) Just take the picture.

QT: Look at this sign in front of my motherfucking mic. It says “Tarantino” in Japanese, o-kay? I am SO DOWN with your peeps, black peeps, brown peeps, green peeps, whatever peeps, you fucking feel me?

Kaori: The sign in front of you actually says “ASS PUPPET.” This is how we roll in Japan. Say cheese!


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April 13th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Quentin Tarantino, Exploitasian Extraordinaire, you are the DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! You totally earned it by posing in these David LaCrapelle photos from this month’s GQ:

Enjoy spending your half of the 2 dollars that Grindhouse made at the box office, Q! TGIF!

Source: GQ

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