CANNES: Thai’s Benetone Films, U.S.’s Hillin Entertainment Create Benetone Hillin (EXCLUSIVE)

Thai production services company Benetone Films has teamed with U.S. producer Hillin Entertainment on a new production shingle, Benetone Hillin Entertainment. BHE is assembling a slate of low-budget movies that take advantage of Thailand’s unparalleled .....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 15th, 2017

Thai Prison Boxing Movie ‘Champion’ in the Works at Storyscape

Storyscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein have partnered with Robert Kravis and Karl Herrmann of Pioneer Pictures on “Champion,” an action-thriller in the world of Thai prison fighting. Tyler Mitchell, who developed th.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 5th, 2016

Marteen"s "Sriracha" and the Story Behind the Spicy Song

Marteen Estevez dropped his free-spirited “Sriracha” video yesterday, which is full of his spicy, slick, and soulful style. The catchy chorus goes, “Girl you got a body like Sriracha, every time I bring you ‘round the homies wanna watch ya, got it from your mama but that ain’t what she taught ya, that’s why I [...] Marteen Estevez dropped his free-spirited “Sriracha” video yesterday, which is full of his spicy, slick, and soulful style. The catchy chorus goes, “Girl you got a body like Sriracha, every time I bring you ‘round the homies wanna watch ya, got it from your mama but that ain’t what she taught ya, that’s why I call you lil’ ‘racha.” The Barkeley-born singer is emerging as a hyper creative, singing, dancing wunderkind. “My music is a modern take on nineties R&B with a little Bay Area edge,” shares 16-year-old Marteen, who just signed to Warner Bros. Records. “Coming from Northern California, you have a certain mentality. It’s an indescribable attitude.” Click inside to read JustJared.com‘s exclusive interview with Marteen… MARTEEN ESTEVEZ INTERVIEW JJ: Congratulations on Sriracha, the video is amazing! Riding on the hood of the car is such an awesome shot. Did you conceptualize the video? ME: Thanks. Not completely, but I wanted to make sure it represented the Bay Area since that’s where I’m from, and the standing on cars comes from the hyphy movement of the early 2000′s. We shot the whole thing in West Oakland and had a lot of fun. JJ: How did the song come about? Did you write it and who did you work with on the song? ME: The song started kinda as a joke one day when I was eating some fried rice with Sriracha on it in the studio and told my producer JR [Rotem] that we should make a song called Sriracha. I told him I wanted it to have a fun feel and he started playing the piano part that’s in the song. The beginning of the hook came to me right away and I started playing around with it. We knew as soon as I laid down the first couple melodies that it was gonna be dope. We showed it to my homies Marty James and YMTK a couple days later and they helped us finish it. JJ: Do you really love Sriracha as a hot sauce and spicy food in general? What are your favorite spicy foods? ME: I do love Sriracha actually. I don’t put hella of it on stuff, but I like to spice things up a little. I also really like Frank’s hot sauce. I don’t eat a lot of overly spicy foods but I mess with curry and love Thai and Indian food. JJ: Name the top five celebs who have bodies like Sriracha. ME: Well even though I say “body like Sriracha” in the song I’m not actually talking about a perfect body cause that could be different for everyone depending on what you like, but I more mean an attitude and confidence. I would say my top five based on that is Rihanna, Gal Gadot, Zendaya, Ella Mai, and Cardi B. Betty White a lil’ racha too tho. (laughs) JJ: You have a unique sense of style. Who do you look to for fashion inspiration? Are there certain movies, eras or people who have informed your look? ME: Yeah I figured out that I really like clothes from the 80′s and 90′s. My dad jokes that I like grandpa clothes cause I see old people all the time and say how fire their clothes are. (laughs) Fashion is one of our biggest ways to show self-expression and I like to wear things that make me feel happy. JJ: Your new haircut is very polarizing. People either LOVE or HATE your version of the bowl cut. What made you get it done and how long will you be keeping it? ME: Yeah it’s funny cause you’re right, people are like WTF is up with your hair or they really like it and respect me having my own style. I cut it cause I had the same haircut for awhile and wanted to change it up. I wanted to get something that nobody my age really had and started looking at haircuts online to find something different. I ran across this barber from London who made up this cut called the London Fringe which is what inspired my haircut. I like being different so it’s okay if people don’t always get it cause most people are used to everyone being the same. I’ll probably rock it till I’m tired of it and want to try something new. JJ: You grew up in San Francisco’s Bay Area. What’s your ethnic background? What was your childhood like? How does that reflect in your personal style, your music, and your life in general? ME: I’m mixed with Colombian and white, but my family is a rainbow of different races. I went through some things growing up with family members close to me who were struggling with drug addiction and other stuff, but it’s taught me a lot about what I want and don’t want for my life, and helps me make better decisions as I get older. I moved around a lot as a kid too and grew up in seven different cities in the Bay. I’ve lived in the hood, middle class neighborhoods, and a nice neighborhood. I think being able to see different things and perspectives has made me who I am. It gave me an appreciation for different cultures, and gave me understanding for people from all backgrounds. All of this has played a part in my music, my message, and who I am. I definitely want to be a voice for positivity and hope. A lot of kids don’t come from the best backgrounds and they need to know that they can still do anything they dream – like I am. JJ: You recently went to the Teen Choice Awards. Who are some new teen artists you’ve been obsessed with recently? ME: I can’t really think of any teen artist that I’ve been listening to lately, I listen to a lot of just slightly older artists – PnB Rock, Ty Dolla $ign, Calvin Harris, and Amine. JJ: What are some of your favorite restaurants in LA? Where are your favorite hang-out spots in LA? ME: I love BeaBea’s in Burbank…they got the best breakfast. Mama Hong’s in Burbank got the best Pho. SweetGreen got the best salads. Pink Pepper in Hollywood got some bomb Thai, and Portos always smacks on the pastries and Cuban food. I also love Tender Greens, Chick-fil-A, and hella other places. I love food in general. (laughs) As far as hang-out spots, I mostly kick it at friends’ houses, but I love going to Venice Beach. It reminds me of the Bay for some reason. JJ: When can fans expect new music? Any collaborations? Is there an EP or album on the way?​ How soon? ME: I’m dropping a project very soon, but I don’t have an exact date yet. I’m not focused on getting any collabs right now, but we’ll see. They can definitely count on me dropping more music and visuals over the next couple months!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 18th, 2017

Presidential Fantasy Draft: Our Top Picks!

It's that time of year again! Your job is to create the greatest United States of America possible during the ever important draft — and you want the best of the best for your life and livelihood team, right?! We so brilliantly decided to create a cheat sheet since the team you chose in November 2016 SUCKS [...] It's that time of year again! Your job is to create the greatest United States of America possible during the ever important draft -- and you want the best of the best for your life and livelihood team, right?! We so brilliantly decided to create a cheat sheet since the team you chose in November 2016 SUCKS HARD! Seriously, most of y'all royally fucked up. Looking at you, "electoral college"! Ch-ch-check out our picks for Team White House (below)! President: Barack Obama Vice President: Joe Biden Department of State: Secretary John Kerry Department of the Treasury: Secretary Jack Lew Department of Defense: Secretary Ashton Carter Department of Justice: Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Department of the Interior: Secretary Sally Jewell Department of Agriculture: Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack Department of Commerce: Secretary Penny Pritzker Department of Labor: Secretary Thomas E. Perez Department of Health and Human Services: Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell Department of Housing and Urban Development: Secretary Julián Castro Department of Transportation: Secretary Anthony Foxx Department of Energy: Secretary Ernest Moniz Department of Education: Secretary John King Department of Veterans Affairs: Secretary Robert McDonald Department of Homeland Security: Secretary Jeh Johnson Chief of Staff: Denis McDonough Environmental Protection Agency: Administrator Gina McCarthy Office of Management & Budget: Director Shaun L.S. Donovan United States Trade Representative: Ambassador Michael Froman United States Mission to the United Nations: Ambassador Samantha Power Council of Economic Advisers: Chairman Jason Furman Small Business Administration: Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Impeach/Bench Forever: Donald Trump P.S. That was Obama's entire administration from his last years in office. Sad, but you probably didn't know most of their names because his staffers were a well oiled MACHINE! Happy drafting -- and really truly don't fuck up 2020, America! [Image via Wiki Commons.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 4th, 2017

Venice Film Review: ‘Samui Song’

Interracial love, religious cults, hi-so culture (Thai high society) and an appetite for raw offal enrich and distract Thai auteur Pen-ek Rataranuang’s classic noir about a marriage turned murderous. Mystery and danger percolate in “Samui Song” all the way till the elliptical ending, which leaves audiences with a sense of lingering disquiet. However, there’s a... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietySep 10th, 2017

Thai Weightlifter"s Grandmother Dies While Watching Him Win Bronze Medal at Viewing Party

An Olympian's big win turned bittersweet Monday when his grandmother died while watching him receive the bronze medal. Thai weightlifter Sinphet Kruaithong, who competed in the........»»

Category: peopleSource: eonlineAug 10th, 2016

Thai fashionista recreates designer gown with bags of prawn crackers

A 28-year-old Thai woman has become an Internet sensation overnight after she posted her own version of a high fashion gown that's made from bags of prawn crackers. Sine Benjaphorn is a plus-size model and owner of a clothing store in Ratchaburi, a p.....»»

Category: fashionSource: yahooMay 27th, 2016

Thai cosmetics company pulls ad showing actress in blackface

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai cosmetics company quickly pulled a video in which an actress wears blackface and promotes a skin-whitener with the slogan: "You just need to be white to win." The retraction did little, however, to stem a debate the ad ig.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 19th, 2017

From countryside to catwalk, Thai teen designer takes on prejudice

Skirts made from bamboo chicken cages and billowy dresses crafted from mosquito nets -- a Thai teen is elevating everyday items of rural life to the catwalk to challenge entrenched prejudice among the Bangkok elite. Apichet Atilattana, a 16-year-old from .....»»

Category: fashionSource: yahooJan 21st, 2017

Police dancing video goes viral in Thailand

A video of Thai police officers breakdancing has racked up more than a million views on YouTube. They performed the routine at the annual Thai armed forces sports day. Video provided by AFP        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJan 26th, 2017

L.A. Theater Review: ‘Waterfall’ with Thai Pop Star Bie Sukrit

“Waterfall,” the new cross-cultural, lushly romantic tuner at the Pasadena Playhouse, has admirable ambition, visual splendor and patchy dramaturgy. Working from a Thai source novel, stage veterans Richard Maltby Jr. (words) and David Shire (music) se.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 13th, 2015

Top Thai dishes to make at home

MASTERCHEF’S Thai-themed elimination challenge served up the most salivating dishes so far this series. Here’s what you should try at home......»»

Category: tvSource: news.auJan 28th, 2017

Sully’s back after horror Thai crash

SULLIVAN Stapleton thought his career — and almost his life — was over after being seriously injured in a Thai road crash. Now he’s won a new start on TV......»»

Category: tvSource: news.auFeb 26th, 2015

Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

BANGKOK (AP) — Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander," the manager of the conservation center where the animal.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooApr 19th, 2017

Kim Kardashian Helps Thai Orphans, Brody Jenner Protects Kendall Jenner From Assault—See the Crazy KUWTK Moments!

On the most recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the family members set aside their differences and take the time to visit a local Thai orphanage, where Kim Kardashian forms a........»»

Category: peopleSource: eonlineMar 3rd, 2017

'We wanted him' Australian couple deny abandoning Thai surrogate baby born with Down's

AN Australian couple that was accused of abandoning a baby born with Down's Syndrome from a Thai surrogate have said they 'wanted to take him home.'.....»»

Category: topSource: expressFeb 28th, 2017

Thai Protesters Adopt Hunger Games Salute

"If it is an obvious form of resistance, then we have to control it so it doesn't cause any disorder in the country," said a Colonel with the Panem, er, Thai junta.....»»

Category: topSource: peopleJun 19th, 2017

QUIZ: Test Your Movie Prowess With This Iconic Wardrobe Trivia!

Some movie wardrobes are so iconic, they eclipse the actual movie! Just look at the legendary upskirt moment from The Seven Year Itch — we bet more people have seen that than the movie itself. Keeping this in mind, we figured it'd be fun to create a quiz to test your knowledge of clothes worn in films. [...] Some movie wardrobes are so iconic, they eclipse the actual movie! Just look at the legendary upskirt moment from The Seven Year Itch -- we bet more people have seen that than the movie itself. Keeping this in mind, we figured it'd be fun to create a quiz to test your knowledge of clothes worn in films. Iconic clothes, of course. And in most cases, very iconic films! Take the quiz (below)!.....»»

Category: topSource: tmzAug 11th, 2017

Jessica Chastain Describes What It Was Like Calling Out Cannes" Representation of Women

Jessica Chastain is looking flawless on the cover of Elle Canada‘s September 2017 issue. Here’s what the Oscar nominated actress had to share with the mag: On claiming her place: “Everyone has to learn how to live in an environment that has not made it easy for women to claim their place, so I think [...] Jessica Chastain is looking flawless on the cover of Elle Canada‘s September 2017 issue. Here’s what the Oscar nominated actress had to share with the mag: On claiming her place: “Everyone has to learn how to live in an environment that has not made it easy for women to claim their place, so I think it’s all women’s responsibility to step forward. My goal is that a girl will watch The Martian or Interstellar and think ‘I want to be an astronaut or a quantum physicist.’ It’s important to show powerful women who are good at their jobs because young girls need those examples.” On questions she gets asked: “To be honest, I get pretty great, varied questions. I will say that the very first year I did press was when The Tree of Life came out and I was this unknown. At the end of the movie, my character kisses Brad Pitt’s character, and I was always getting asked, ‘What was it like kissing Brad Pitt?’ You get that whenever you do a movie with a famous male star, and I’m like, ‘Guys, come on!’ because it focuses on something that it’s not about.” On calling out the movie selection at Cannes: “I’ve always been someone who speaks her mind, but the thing is I love Cannes so much. I talked to the festival director beforehand about what I was witnessing in those films and how it made me feel about how the world sees women. He actually said, ‘You should say something.’ It was never about me going against Cannes or stabbing someone in the back…. But my experience with the press is that sometimes things can be taken out of context, so in a situation like that, where I’m in front of all these journalists, speaking what I believe in my heart, I feel very vulnerable. In many cases, the media like to find something negative or turn it into a fight, especially when it pits women against each other, and I was aware of that while I was speaking. Like, ‘Here I go speaking my truth, but someone is going to misinterpret these words.’” For more from Jessica, visit ElleCanada.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 25th, 2017

CANNES: Roskino Showcases Wide Range of Russian Movie Projects

CANNES – Russian movie support agency Roskino has been busy during Cannes. Among its varied activities, it has presented Global Russian, a selection of films in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Market, the New Russian Cinema program, which is a selec.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 21st, 2014

CANNES: Bac And Distrib Films Co-Acquire Un Certain Regard Jury Winner ‘Force Majeure’ (EXCLUSIVE)

PARIS– Winning one of Cannes’ significant bidding wars, Bac Films and Distrib Films have co-acquired French distribution rights to Scandinavian helmer Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure,” a festival hit that won Un Certain Regard.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 1st, 2017