By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly This week, I talked with Chinese-born American actress Bai Ling over the phone. We discussed her new movie, being an Asian actress in Hollywood, China, and — of course — the controversial Playboy photo shoot. Hello, Bai Ling. How are you doing? Good. I am in beautiful San Francisco.
I’ve never been to Chop Suey before. When I walked in the door last Saturday night, I liked the place right off the bat because of its size. Smaller venues are nice because you get to be right up close to the artist. You can see hands playing the guitar. You can hear all the little imperfections — things you can’t hear in a bigger venue. The intimacy made some of the performers of the Hotel Café Tour look impressive. For others? Not so much.
HONG KONG (AP) — Despite landing roles alongside Tom Cruise and Bruce Willis, Maggie Q says Asian actors still have a hard time getting good roles in Hollywood movies.
Kathy Griffin got an Emmy for it. Denise Richards actually got renewed. Now comedienne Margaret Cho is having a go at the reality TV genre. After over a decade of absence, Cho is giving television another shot after her sitcom, 1994’s “All American Girl,” about a Korean American family bombed.
His keyboardist Mark Pellizzer plays a mix of chords on a synthesizer for the introduction to “Down in a Cold Dirty Well.” Soon, drummer Alex Tanas and bass player Anthony Lavdanski join in.
Diem Chau does not make art to last. Her embroidered chinaware is delicate and gauzy. Eventually the threads will disintegrate and the colors will fade. This is not by any defect of the materials, but rather in accordance with the artist’s intention to represent the ephemeral nature of memories.
Ming-Na, most recently seen in the hit NBC show “ER,” will star in a new drama series called “Inconceivable.” The show, debuting this fall, is set in a fertility clinic and will revolve around the lives of doctors, lawyer and patients.