Russians mock Gerard Depardieu's citizenship

French actor Gerard Depardieu (left) speaks with Vladimir Putin during a meeting in St. Petersburg in 2010. Photo: Reuters

Russians reacted yesterday with amusement, disbelief and a heavy dose of irony to the news that the Kremlin has granted citizenship to French actor Gerard Depardieu to solve his tax woes.

Saturday, 5 January, 2013, 6:34am

Actor 'molested' in nude photo shoot

An actor told a court yesterday how he was molested by a wealthy businessman who had persuaded him to strip for a nude photo session.

He said Jerome Lau Ting-sing told him to wear a G-string back to front and touched his private parts several times during the photo session. Lau also asked him if he wanted to provide paid sex services to rich women.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Editor's Note

In his 'Art of Worldly Wisdom,' 17th-century Spanish philosopher Baltasar Gracian wrote, 'All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.'

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Learning from the bottom up

'As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line.' Glenn Close - American screen and stage actress

At rock bottom

1 What is 'the bottom line'?

a the end of a road

b the most important fact in a situation

2 How do you feel if you are 'at rock bottom'?

a very happy

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Koo up and running for a dandy's night out

Actor Louis Koo Tin-lok seems fully recovered from his leg injury.

He was seen trotting down the runway without the help of a walking stick on Thursday for Landmark Men's Easy-like Saturday event.

Koo was plugging the Central mall's newly launched men's fashion and lifestyle floor.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Actor takes to the air to make a timely arrival

Forget limos. What better way than arriving for your own party on a chopper? And in actor Michael Wong's case, piloting a helicopter to his party fit the event theme more than perfectly.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

He's the Boss

WITH HIGH-END luxury brands, instant recognition is key. One look at the multi-hue prints on a silken shirt of a man reeks of Versace. The interlocking C's are of course Chanel, and every fashionista can read the monogram print of Louis Vuitton a mile off. But Hugo Boss, with its long history of subtle sophistication, how do you stamp an imprint on the teeming masses?

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A Spectacle of Dust

A Spectacle of Dust by Pete Postlethwaite Weidenfeld & Nicolson (e-book)

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fans eat, drink and are merry as arts pioneer picks up an award

Food is not usually welcome in the Amphitheatre, but the Academy for Performing Arts made an exception when it hosted the local ceremony for the 20th Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award, conferred by the luxury-goods maker on someone 'whose personal commitment and achievements deserve wider recognition.'

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Actor Wayne can only dream of becoming a racehorse owner

TVB actor Wayne Lai Yiu-cheung smoothly handled his first horse-related job to plug a racing event on Monday, being the event ambassador for the BMW Champions Mile at Sha Tin. Maybe becoming a horse owner will be the next step for him?

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Storm clouds gather but glittering stars brighten film awards night

The amber rainstorm warning on Sunday night caught celebrities attending the Hong Kong Film Awards off guard, but most stars still turned out in impeccable evening gowns and tuxes for their appearance on the red carpet.

19 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Actor strutting his stuff at a Jockey Club promotion says he's got the winning touch

Actor Carl Ng Ka-lung says every time he bets on a horse, he wins. 'I've got insider tips,' the 35-year-old said. 'I won a few thousand [dollars] last time I played.'

But if he's so good, you have to wonder why he was hawking products on Wednesday night as part of the Jockey Club's 'Racing Heroes Techno Series' T-shirt launch honouring outstanding horses.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Festival raises the curtain on emerging Asian filmmakers

For casual observers, this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival was mostly noted for its star-studded premieres of local productions such as Johnnie To Kei-fung's rom-com Don't Go Breaking My Heart, and sold-out screenings of art-house favourites such as Wim Wenders' Pina.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Out with the old, in with the new

Social networking site Alive Not Dead kicked off 2010 in style with a huge countdown bash at Japanese eatery Zuma on December 31. With actor and DJ Sam Lee Chan-sum (aka DJ Becareful) and Iris Wong Yat-tung (aka DJ Miss Yellow) providing the tunes along with a couple of other imported mixers, the wild crowd waved goodbye to 2009 and feted the New Year.

14 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Sound bites

You are reprising your award-winning solo role as gay Michael in Queer Show, now in its fourth run. How does it feel to be stepping into his shoes again and will the performance be different from previous runs?

Actor Joey Leung Cho-yiu:

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am