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‘Charlie’s angel’ Filipino ‘slur’ stirs cyber storm

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LUCY Liu, actress born in New York to Chinese immigrants  photo:RUBEN NEPALES

A random comment made by Hollywood actress Lucy Liu on “The Late Show with David Letterman” has sparked a debate in cyberspace.

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Jessica Sanchez, Phillip Phillips in a tie after Round 2 in ‘Idol’ finals

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American Idol finalists Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez.  AP Photo/Michael Becker, FOX

After round 2, it’s a tie between Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips in their head-to-head for the next “American Idol”.

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Scene-stealers on Oscars red carpet

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TONY Bennett, a performer at the Academy-hosted Governors Ball. RUBEN NEPALES

We did see the fabulous right leg that stole the red carpet scene at the recent Academy Awards. As we write this, Angelina Jolie’s famous gam (@AngiesRightLeg) already has over 33,000 followers on Twitter.

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Most memorable interviews this year

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Emma Watson. Photo by Ruben V. Nepales

These are the folks who did not make us feel like reaching for our BlackBerry while beating boredom during their press conferences. These talents made for fun, engaging interviews in 2011. We begin this three-part series—on their memorable quotes—that runs through Sunday.

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Meryl on ‘Streep Tease’ and Margaret Thatcher

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MERYL Streep: “I’ve always had empathy for older people.” Photo by Ruben Nepales

Meryl Streep, beautiful in a red cowl neck sweater and black pants, preferred to stand up for most of our interview in a New York hotel.

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Sugar Ray Leonard wants Brad Pitt to star in his biopic

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—“I’m Ray, I’m Sugar, whatever you want to call me,” Sugar Ray Leonard said by way of an introduction. Wearing a red sweater vest that instantly brightened the unusual gray LA morning, the boxing legend smiled as he quipped, “I try to convince my wife to call me Sugar all the time.” We’ll [...]

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Jessica who? Actress suddenly becomes the ‘it’ girl

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LIKE A DREAM. (From left) Actors Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, and Brad Pitt pose on the red carpet before the screening of "The Tree of Life" presented at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011 in Cannes. AFP FILE PHOTO

LOS ANGELES – Jessica Chastain was in a daze. She had just come from the Cannes Film Festival where no less than Brad Pitt and Sean Penn held each of her hand as they walked and posed before the mob of screaming photographers at the premiere of their Terrence Malick film, “The Tree of Life.” [...]

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Ken Jeong on going nude

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LOS ANGELES—Ken Jeong, Mr. Chow to fans of “The Hangover,” goes nude again. In the film’s sequel, he does it full frontal. “My wife knew about the nude scenes. I got her permission,” said Ken, looking sane in a navy blazer, light blue shirt and jeans, until he broke into his goofy character’s laughter. Ken’s [...]

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