Grangeon's pandas toured five countries: France, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Taiwan in over 100 spots. He has specially create four more one-of-a-kind papier-mâché versions for the Hong Kong exhibitions. - Hong Kong, China - Monday 28th April 2014
Alexander McQueen plan to dominate the British fashion industry and the company's CEO credits Sarah Burton for raising their profile.
Alexander McQueen plan to dominate the British fashion industry.
Alexander McQueen CEO Jonathan Akeroyd told WDD: ''[Our goal is] to be known to be the best British luxury ready-to-wear brand, and we're very much on track for that.
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Robert Rodriguez has revealed he absolutely ''loved'' an unauthorised Chinese language remake of his first film 'Mariachi'.
Robert Rodriguez ''loved'' an unauthorised Chinese language remake of 'Mariachi'.
The film director was astounded when he realised a film crew had come from Hong Kong to Mexico and remade his first film and even though they didn't approach him for the rights, wasn't angry about it.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I saw somebody do a straight remake of 'El Mariachi', shot for shot. It's called 'Run', they showed a double feature of it in Austin.
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Lady GaGa and Hong Kong Monday 30th April 2012 Lady Gaga tweets this pic with the following caption, 'Exhausted after Hong Kong spin class! I love this city, you can work out & buy a fake Birkin on the same street.
Lady Gaga thinks she will ''die of excitement'' over her forthcoming tour because she can't wait for her fans to see the live spectacle.
Lady GaGa thinks she will ''die of excitement'' over her forthcoming tour.
The singer is currently rehearsing for her Born This Way Ball, which starts in Korea in April and will then make its way around the world, and can't wait to share the live spectacle with her fans.
She tweeted: ''Can't wait to meet all the new monsters in places I haven't been yet (sic).
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Although producing movies sounds as far removed from construction and real estate development as the U.S. is from China, shareholders of Hong Kong-based Paul Y. Engineering Ltd. today (Tuesday) approved a deal to invest $220.5 million in a new motion picture production company with Hollywood's Legendary Entertainment aimed at producing blockbuster movies in Hong Kong and mainland China aimed at international audiences. "Diversification into some unremarkable business is totally useless. Profit margin would be low, risk high," Paul Y. Engineering Chairman James Chiu told the Associated Press. "We decided to seek an innovative growth avenue." While under The Deal, Paul Y. Engineering would hold a controlling interest in the new company, called Legendary East Ltd., Deputy Chairman Tom Lau said that it has no plans to become involved in the productions. "We do not understand the business of motion pictures nor do we pretend that we can contribute" anything more than money," he told the A.P. Paul Y. Engineering will hold a 50-percent stake in the business; Legendary, 40 percent; and Beijing-based Huayi Brothers Media Corp., 10 percent. With 60 percent of the company Chinese owned, movies that it produces will skirt China's tough restrictions on foreign movies that allow only 20 non-Chinese movies to be shown on the mainland each year. Legendary, whose movies include The Dark Knight, Inception , and the two Hangover films, has announced that the first film to be produced by the new company will be The Great Wall , to be produced and directed by Edward Zwick ( Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai ).
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Get set for Avatar The Theme-Park Ride. The Walt Disney Co. announced on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with director James Cameron, his producing partner Jon Landau, and 20th Century Fox to develop a theme-park ride based on Cameron's movie at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Work on the project is expected to begin in 2013, with an expected opening in 2016. And if you thought the $250-million budget of the movie was expensive, it will seem like nothing compared with the jaw-dropping $500 million that the Avatar ride is expected to cost. In an interview with today's (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times, Cameron said that he is already tossing ideas around with Disney's Imagineering staff. He said he has been "looking at all the technologies that they have developed that they're champing at the bit to use to bring Pandora to life _ the creatures ... culture, a general sense of the future, the overall human relationship to nature, which fits thematically so well with the Animal Kingdom." The Times said that Disney is also considering bringing " Avatar- themed attractions" to Disney theme parks in Paris and Hong Kong.
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'Contagion' writer Scott Z. Burns had trouble writing a set role for Kate Winslet in the movie because she is ''so talented''.
Kate Winslet is "so talented" it is hard to write a role for her.
Scott Z. Burns - who wrote The Script for Steven Soderbergh's 'Contagion' starring Kate alongside Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow - admits he was so involved with the production of the film he was allowed to add scenes to the pandemic thriller to accommodate the Oscar-winning beauty's talent.
He said: "Kate Winslet's character - I mean, Kate Winslet is so talented that it's hard as a writer. Steven allows me to be on the set the entire time and I'm very involved with the whole process throughout, so I could sit there and go, 'Wow, you know what? It'd be great to do another scene with Kate. We have her for another day. Let's come up with something else.' "
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Former Gucci creative director Tom Ford felt ''isolated'' while working at the brand, revealing he ''couldn't have gone on much longer'' at the brand.
Tom Ford "couldn't have gone on much longer" at Gucci.
The designer - who was creative director at the brand, which included YVES SAINT LAURENT, from 1994 until he left in 2004 when he and CEO Domenico de Sole failed to agree with PPR bosses over creative control - revealed he became "isolated" and felt "enormous pressure" at the group.
He said: "With the work at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent I couldn't have gone on much longer because I was designing 16 collections a year and I was the vice-chairman of the company and was working in the acquisitions committee, bringing in Stella Mccartney and buying all these different brands and designing collections.
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Justin Bieber is suffering a chest infection which caused him to vomit during a live performance in the Philippines on Tuesday (10.05.11).
Justin Bieber vomited during a live performance in the Philippines on Tuesday (10.05.11).
The 'Baby' singer was diagnosed with a bad chest infection ahead of his show in capital city Manila but refused to cancel or cut his performance short, leading to him being sick backstage between songs.
A source told website Perezhilton.com: "Justin was advised to either cancel the show or do an abbreviated set, but he insisted on going on. So they cut down the show, but once the show started he kept going."
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Appearing to borrow a page from the Justin Bieber playbook, the producer of the recently released 3D porn film that has become a hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong is planning to add 15 minutes of additional steamy scenes in hopes of generating repeat business. Agence France-Presse, the French news agency, quoted Stephen Shiu, the producer of 3D Sex and Zen Extreme Ecstasy , as saying that he was including the additional scenes "in response to popular demand." AFP reported that thus far the movie has outgrossed James Cameron's Avatar at the Hong Kong box office and that it is attracting moviegoers "from all walks of life -- office workers, retirees and students -- some of them arriving on tour buses from the Chinese mainland, where movies with explicit sex are barred.
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Call it the opposite of The Forbidden City. Hong Kong is due to begin screening a 3D soft-porn film, Sex and Zen Extreme Ecstasy , a $3-million feature in Cantonese that is almost certain to be censored on the mainland -- if it is shown there at all. As described in Britain's Guardian newspaper today (Thursday), the film "follows a young man as he befriends a duke and enters a world of royal orgies and other sexual peccadilloes." The newspaper quoted writer/producer Stephen Shiu as saying that the film includes some "very graphic sex scenes" and that the 3D photography "will leave audiences feeling like they are sitting right there at The Edge of the bed." The Guardian also cited reports that mainland tour groups are being formed to shuttle audiences to Hong Kong to see it.
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Amanda Mealing, Hong Kong and Pink Thursday 28th October 2010 Amanda Mealing at the Pink Revolution Party held at Shanghai Tang store to celebrate Shanghai Tang's tribute to Hong Kong cancer fund's Pink Revolution London, England