Café Kitsuné updates menu in Tokyo

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Café Kitsuné has undergone its first major store revamp since opening its doors a year and a half ago. Adhering to public feedback, designers Masaya Kuroki and Gildas Loaec have decided to replace racks of clothing with low, wooden tables and stools, in addition to a new high standing table. Coupled with this layout change, two exclusive Japanese confections, or “wagashi,” made by renowned sweets company Toraya will also be available.

Make sure to stop by the location if you find yourself in Tokyo.

 

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Glee’s Harry Shum, Jr. launches tech website

 

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Actor Harry Shum, Jr., best known for his role on Fox‘s Glee, is such a tech geek that Monday he launched a new website, Tenth & Fourth.

Shum, who told USA TODAY readers recently on Talking Tech that he was obsessed with tech, dove in even further this week, with a site that features app and gear reviews.The site is “basically an extension of myself in introducing cool things I find into the universe,” Shum told USA TODAY Monday.

The site features Shum and others talking about cool apps, 3-D printers, instant cameras and fashion. Shum says he hopes to post once a week and perhaps start attending tech conferences as well to cover for the site.

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Sung Kang named to cast of new Fox series

Actor Sung Kang of Better Luck Tomorrow and Fast & Furious fame has been named to the cast of the new Fox series Gang Related, reports Hit Fix.

According to Fox, Gang Related is a gritty new action drama starring Ramon Rodriguez as detective Ryan Lopez, the head of Los Angeles’ elite gang task force.

Sung Kang plays Tae Kim, a member of that elite team. The show will debut after the first part of the season finale of American Idol on May 20.

Chris Morgan who wrote Fast Five is also a driving force behind Gang Related.

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Fox launches Star Chinese Movies Channel in Southeast Asia

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Hollywood ReporterFox international Channels, the international multimedia arm of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, launched Friday a dedicated Southeast Asia feed of its Star Chinese Movies channel. The rollout in Southeast Asia expands on the seven other Star Chinese Movie feeds Fox has in place around the world, spanning Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.

According to Fox, SCM is the farthest-reaching Chinese-language channel in global entertainment. It secures exclusive first-window rights for top Chinese-language movies from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and other Chinese-speaking countries across Asia. Upcoming offerings include Wong Kar Wai’s The GrandmasterJohnnie To’s narco action thriller Drug War, and the Singapore’s surprise Cannes winner, Ilo Ilo.

Along with the linear channel, FIC also offers SCM Play, an online catch-up service via the web or the iOS and Android app, allowing viewers to catch up on the channel’s content via their computer, tablet or phone. SCM’s Southeast Asia feed is available in Thailand via affiliates GMMZ and MeTV, and in Indonesia via partners First Media, Big TV, Parabola Orange TV, Skynindo. SCM will also roll out on Aora TV from Dec. 1.

SCM tailors its content to the local markets of its various feeds. The Southeast Asia feed is currently airing Hong Kong’s Saving General Yang and Singaporean hits Ah Boys to Men 1 & 2 and The Wedding Diary 2, which was an SCM co-production. The films are subtitled in both English and the local market languages.

The launch of SCM’s new feed for Southeast Asia marks another milestone for FIC’s ambitious goals to develop and promote Chinese entertainment as premium crossover content, not just in Asia but worldwide,” said Cora Yim, vp of the Chinese Channels Group at Fox International Channels. “With our global scale, steady investment in not just acquiring but also producing content, and established channel brand of SCM, FIC is in a great position to lead the charge in taking Chinese content global.”
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Justin Lin set to direct period drama set in Hawaii for FOX

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Fast & The Furious director Justin Lin has been attached to a still-untitled drama project, which has landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment.

Co-written by Ryan and Davey Holmes (Shameless),  the show is set in 1957 in the Territory of Hawaii, which is on a path to become the 50th state in the Union two years later. Statehood and tourism are about to make a few men very rich, and when the brother of a small-time Hawaiian hustler is murdered, he resolves to wage war on the most powerful man on the island.

Sony Pictures TV, where Ryan’s MiddKidd Prods. is based, is producing, with Ryan, Lin and Holmes executive producing alongside MiddKidd’s Marney Hochman and Danielle Woodrow of Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment.

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15 Asian American Actors who Could Play Villains in the Upcoming TV Show ‘Gotham’

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FOX announced last week that it would be developing a new TV series entitled Gotham set in a pre-Batman Gotham City and focusing on the origins of the Dark Knight’s future ally Commissioner James Gordon. Although Batman himself is not scheduled to appear in the show, his villains will (yes, I find that a little odd too). And because I’m all about helping out, I’m here to offer the producers some casting decisions that may not be the obvious choices.

Hollywood has occasionally changed the race of supporting comic book characters to reflect a more diverse world—usually turning white characters into African Americans i.e. Perry White in Man of Steel, The Martian Manhunter in Smallville and Harvey Dent himself in Tim Burton’s Batman—so in that spirit, here are my humble suggestions for fifteen Asian American actors who could play some of Gotham’s most notorious baddies and bring some more much-needed “color” to the Dark Knight’s world.

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Michelle Kwan to cover Olympics for Fox

Olympic figure skating legend Michelle Kwan, who won an Olympic silver in 1998 and bronze in 2002, is going back to the Olympics — as a television analyst.

Kwan has been hired by Fox Sports to cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The nine-time U.S. and five-time world champion figure skater will cover a variety of sports for Fox, which is launching its cable sports channel, Fox Sports 1, this month.

She says she is hoping to be involved in Fox’s Super Bowl coverage just before the Sochi Games.

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