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Zhang Ziyi Sues Over Allegations Linking Her To Sex Scandal

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Zhang Ziyi, the gorgeous "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star, is none too pleased with the international press right now. And, hey, we can't blame her.

Last month, a story popped up on the US-based Chinese-language site Boxun.com, which was then picked up by Hong Kong's Apple Daily and other outlets, alleging that the actress had received a whopping $110 million to have sex with former Chinese politician Bo Xilai, as well as other unnamed government officials.

Just in case you're not up-to-speed on international politics, Bo XIlai was suspended in April on suspicions of serious disciplinary infractions, and his wife, Gu Kailai, is currently under investigation for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. In other words, these two make Amanda Bynes look put together. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

9 Ladies Who Could Kick Your Ass. Hard.

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Looking good is one thing. Looking good and kicking ass simultaneously is quite another, as Kate Beckinsale has proved time and time again in the "Underworld" movies. You think wearing that skin-tight leather bodysuit while leaping, running, shooting automatic weapons and beating Lycans to a pulp is easy? Have you ever tried it?

In honor of Beckinsale's newest ass-kicking showcase, "Underworld: Awakening," not to mention former MMA star Gina Carano's buzzed-about turn in "Haywire" -- and just to be sure we don't piss either of them off -- we tip our hats to nine female characters we wouldn't want to cross.

Next to these babes, we'd be toast. Get More »

'Crouching Tigers' Are Heading to Broadway

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Adapting movies into musicals is nothing new, but it seems to be reaching a new high. We've already told you that "Once" is getting the stage treatment, but we all agreed the low key musical was probably a natural fit for the stage. But what about a movie like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?" Can you see Master Li Mu Bai stopping to belt out a number?

Actually, yes, we can too. And the plan for that is actually in the works. According to The New York Observer, the Weinstein Company is digging through their movie collection hoping to adapt several of their productions to Broadway. On the top of the list are "Finding Neverland," "Chocolat," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Cinema Paradiso" with more to follow. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The New York Observer
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