Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Asia Hotels News.

An extremely useful little site I've just come across, providing Asia hotels news. Well, it's certainly going to be useful for me and it shouldalso be for you if you're about to go travelling in that part of the world, as I am.

Yes, I'm off to the Far East to see one of my customers so I've been looking for Asia hotels news, to see where I should stay when I'm in Taiwan. I've got to still work out which city I need for I haven't got the geography of the island mapped out in my head yet so I don't know which city my client lives in, nor which would be the best city to stay in. (Just so you know, I supply him with the metals which he then uses to make those excellent scandium bikes and baseball bats that are all the rage.)

But over and above all of that, of course, what I'd really like to do after travelling all that way is to see more of the island. I'm pretty sure that for one night, the night of the actual meeting, he'd be able to find me a place, but by looking around for Asia hotels news I might be able to work out a small itinerary to see more of the place.

For example, I've heard that after the Communist Revolution on hte mainland, all of the really decent Chinese chefs went to Taiwan. So that the food there is actually the best of the classical Chinese repetoire: vastly better than what we get here in Europe.

Can you tell, I'm looking forward to this?

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Indiana Jones IV

Good grief! There's going to be an Indiana Jones IV move, with Cate Blanchett and Harrison Ford....and Sean Connery.

SHE was seduced by a school student in her last flick - and it looks like the age gap won't be much different for Cate Blanchett's next potential on-screen affair.

The sultry siren, who played high school teacher Sheba Hart in Notes on a Scandal, has just signed on to star alongside ageing Harrison Ford in an upcoming addition to the Indiana Jones series.

While the specifics of Blanchett's role are being kept under wraps – along with David Koepp's screenplay – it is believed the 36-year-old beauty will feature prominently in the flick.

However, it has been revealed Ford will definitely be reprising the title role he made famous in the '80s – though at 64, and more than a quarter of a century after the original hit the big screen,  it's unsure whether he will be more convincing in the role of intrepid archaeologist or one of his fossils.

Not that he is likely to be the oldest cast member on set, with Sean Connery also linked to the project – reprising his role as Indiana's father.

Steven Spielberg will direct the flick – currently known simply as Fourth Instalment of the Indiana Jones Adventures – when it starts shooting in June, with Star Wars creator George Lucas signing on to produce.

That really does sound like one to avoid there.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Jennifer Hudson

Err, who is this Jennifer Hudson person?

Jennifer Hudson, who went from little-known performer to Oscar winner in the past year, has a new role: representing a perfume.

Avon Products Inc. said on Wednesday it had signed Hudson, who won this year's Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in the musical "Dreamgirls," as spokeswoman for its Imari brand and new scent, Imari Seduction.

"This is an honor for me and very flattering," said Hudson, whose dreams of stardom appeared shattered when she finished seventh on the U.S. television talent show "American Idol" in 2004.

Err, even after that explanation I still don't know. Am I really that far out of touch with hte modern world? It would indeed appear so, eh?

But her showstopping singing and sympathetic character as the spurned lead singer of a female trio in "Dreamgirls" made her the odds-on favorite for the Oscars.