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Local business notes: Seminar offered - Lansdale Reporter
Kelly Saladik, Lansdale Catholic High School, who will attend Penn State University. - Jacob Radcliff of Souderton Area High School, who will attend the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. - Angela Hu, of Hatboro-Horsham High School,...
Hugh Hefner Says 50th Anniversary Playmate Event 'Tops Them All' - FOXNews
Jaime Pressly, Vanessa Minnillo, Kelly Slater, Brittny Gastineau, Kelly Hu, Willa Holland and CariDee English at the Catch Boutique Launch in partnership with Operation Smile and HOPE in LA on Thursday evening. Alan Thicke enjoying dinner at N9NE...
Penn College Presents Achievement Awards to May Graduates - PCToday
The Dr. Clarke J. Hollister Memorial Award, presented to a graduate who has shown outstanding ability and achievement in dental health education: Kelly Ann Braun, Hughesville, dental hygiene. Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award, presented to the graduate of...
Fourth-ranked Chicago Tops Tigers in NCAA Third-Round Women's ... - DePauw University
Kelly Gebert (DEPAUW) 6-1, 6-3 4. Kayla Smith (DEPAUW) vs. Chrissy Hu (UCW) unfinished 5. Kristine Lewry (DEPAUW) vs. Vindya Dayananda (UCW) unfinished 6. Betsey Flanzer (DEPAUW) vs. Tiffany Nguyen (UCW) unfinished 1. Kendra Higgins/Chrissy Hu (UCW)...
Hama, Chiang "Secret Identities" Signing at Midtown Comics - Comic Book Resources
In Secret Identities, Chiang illustrated “Jia,” a character concept by X-Men 2 actress Kelly Hu. - CHRISTINE NORRIE: Dubbed “a natural storyteller” by Publisher's Weekly, Norrie has earned two Eisner nominations, a Russ Manning Promising Newcomer...
Georgetown High School honor roll - Georgetown Record
... Victor Hu, Tiffany Ismael, Stefania Khoda, Valerie Labrecque, Jeffrey Lynch, Casey Manion, Ashley Mueskes. Honors: Michaela Ayres, Heather Barbieri, Brittany Bator, Christopher Birnie, Zachary Boucher, Amy Callahan, Kelly Chickering, Jessica Cody,...
Unbelievable 40% Value Back from HollywoodPoker.com - The Open Press (press release)
... players have opportunities to challenge a stellar line up of over 300 Hollywood celebrities including James Woods (Shark), Kelly Hu (The Tournament), Tom Everett Scott (Race to Witch Mountain), Michael Gladis (Mad Men) and Billy Burke (Twilight)....
University of Connecticut 2009 graduate list - Norwich Bulletin
Jagjit Singh Bains, Kasie Leigh Burton, Matthew Kyle Capazzi, Christina Marie Cassabria, Reino George Ecklord, Jessica Alina Herndon, Dayne Andrew Laskey, Colleen Cruz McClay, Justin O'Neil Parks Waters, Sean David Pillars, Kelly Ann Sullivan,...
PS3 Review: Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, Spacetime Continuum ... - PerezStart.com
For the Rising Sun you have Star Trek actor George Takei, Ron Yuan, Kelly Hu, Bruce A Locke, Jack J. Yang and Lydia Look. The “Red Guys” Soviets include, Tim Curry (Home Alone 2), Andrew Divoff, Peter Stormare, Gina Carano (MMA Fighter),...
Velvet Margarita Celebrates Their 5 Year Anniversary - Hollyscoop
Players included Binion's Casino owner Terry Caudill, Kelly Hu, Patrick Van Horn, Steve Aoki, Verne Troyer, Christa Campbell, and Dean Cain. The Superman star must have channeled his old super powers that night. He beat all 30 players to win the...

Kelly Hu

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Kelly Ann Hu (born February 13, 1967) is an American actress and former fashion model who held the Miss Teen USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA 1993 titles.

Hu was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Juanita, an engineering drafter for Honolulu, and Herbert Hu, a salesman and exotic bird breeder; the two divorced during Hu's childhood. She is of Hawaiian, Chinese, and English descent. She attended Maʻemaʻe Elementary School and Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Hawaiiʻi.

Hu has held a lifelong interest in singing and dancing and has also been interested in martial arts since her early childhood, when her older brother would arrange for her to fight neighborhood boys. Hu's cousin was a successful model in Japan and Hu decided to follow her example. To gain publicity, Kelly won the Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1985 title and competed in the Miss Teen USA 1985 pageant, becoming the third Miss Teen USA titleholder. Hu has mentioned in interviews that her mother had told her America was not ready for an Asian as such a prominent role model. However, Hu became the first Asian American to win the title. Ironically enough, she discovered after winning that she was prohibited from appearing in non-contest related activities for the year of her reign, this rule soon changed later on the coming years.

Hu worked in Japan and Italy, the latter in which she became well-known as the star of a series of ads for Philadelphia brand cream cheese, playing a young Japanese college student named Kaori. Hu moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career in 1987 with a guest starring role as Mike Seaver's Hawaiian love interest on the sitcom Growing Pains. Hu followed this with appearances on TV series such as Night Court, Tour of Duty, 21 Jump Street, and Melrose Place and her first movie role in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. Hu also won the title of Miss Hawaii USA in 1993, became the first former Miss Teen USA to win a Miss USA state title, and went on to compete in the 1993 Miss USA pageant held in Wichita, Kansas. She entered the top 10 in second place, after winning the preliminary interview competition and placing second and third in swimsuit and evening gown. Then she made the top 6 ranked second, winning the top 10 evening gown competition and placing second in swimsuit. Kelly was eliminated in 4th place after the judges' questions, just two hundredths of a point from the Final 3.

In 1995, Hu played an undercover police officer in the movie No Way Back. While the movie was not a major success, it opened a new career direction for Hu in action adventure roles. She was then cast as Dr. Rae Chang on Sunset Beach for six months in 1997. Afterwards, Hu was cast as police officers Michelle Chan in the television series Nash Bridges (1997 – 1998), as Pei Pei "Grace" Chen on Martial Law (1998 – 2000), and as Agent Mia Chen on the last three episodes of the television series Threat Matrix (2004). Her subsequent movie appearances include The Scorpion King (2002), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) and X2 (2003). She provided voice talents for the popular video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords as Visas Marr, the Sith woman who joins the Jedi Exile's party. Hu has been featured twice in Maxim magazine (May 2002 and May 2005).

In January 2007, Hu began appearing in a full time role on the TV series In Case of Emergency. She plays Kelly Lee, a Korean American woman who accidentally reunites with her high school classmates, yet realizes none of them grew up according to their high school plans.

During the first quarter of 2007, Kelly completed filming the film Stilletto, and after that, Farmhouse.

Hu, a member of CAUSE USA, an organization which encourages Asian Americans to participate in the democratic process, was instrumental in creating the innovative PSA The Least Likely. This clip purports to be a promo for a typical fantasy-adventure movie, only to reveal its message at the end. It aired on MTV and other networks with appeal to young people and Asian Americans.

Hu graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu. She resides in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. She has never been married.

Her brother, Glenn, is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army.

She is an avid fan of poker, and has frequently taken part in World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour competitions (amongst others), most recently taking part in the WPT Celebrity Charity on March 3, 2008. She has taken part in HollywoodPoker.com's "Celebrity Poker Night" (May 30th, 2006), and in July 2006 she placed in the top 200 in the World Series of Poker Ladies Tournament, besting nearly a thousand other competitors. Her celebrity teammates included Mimi Rogers, Victoria Pratt, Anne Heche, Mena Suvari, Jean Smart, and Ricki Lake.

In January, 2008, she participated in a video for Barack Obama produced by will.i.am called Yes We Can. She campaigned for Obama in their native Hawaii in the run-up to the February 19th Democratic caucuses. In February 2008, Hu also appeared in another viral video in support of Obama, Sí Se Puede Cambiar, written and performed by Andrés Useche, directed by Eric Byler, from the group United For Obama.

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The Tournament (film)

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The Tournament is an upcoming action film starring Robert Carlyle as Catholic priest Father Joseph Macavoy, Ving Rhames, Kelly Hu and Ian Somerhalder. The film is being directed by first-timer Scott Mann in Bulgaria and Tyneside in the UK. A release date has yet to be determined. The film was created by Jonathan Frank and Nick Rowntree while at the University of Teesside, and is directed by Scott Mann of Newton Aycliffe.

Every ten years, a group of assassins descends on an unsuspecting town to carry out a battle royale tournament.

In July 2007, Entertainment Film Distributors acquired UK rights to distribute The Tournament by first-time director Scott Mann. Filming began in Bulgaria on July 11, 2007. The Tournament is also being filmed in the UK on Tyneside in the city of Gateshead and the surrounding area, including Billingham.

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Shanghai Kiss

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Shanghai Kiss is a 2007 direct-to-DVD romantic drama comedy. The film was released on DVD on October 9, 2007. Hayden Panettiere won the Feature Film Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival for her role as Adelaide.

Liam Liu (Ken Leung), a Chinese American actor living in Los Angeles unwittingly gets involved with a high school girl. He suddenly has to go to China after learning from his father that he has inherited his grandmother's home in Shanghai. He's not very appreciative of his Chinese roots and at first only wants to sell the house and get back to the U.S. as fast as possible. He gets a taste of the Chinese culture after meeting a girl there and ends up having some big decisions to make.

The plot starts out with Liam auditioning for a role in a toothpaste commercial. He is rejected after some initial questioning by the screeners because he is not considered "Asian" enough. This begins our glimpse into the casting decisions of Hollywood producers, who Liam believes heavily stereotype Asian American males to the point where it is difficult for them to land non-stereotypical roles. Liam then takes a city bus home from the audition since his car is towed away, and there, he meets Adelaide Bourbon (Hayden Panettiere), a young, high school student. During the ride home, Liam discovers that Adelaide has been sketching a picture of him. The two begin to have a conversation and Adelaide sings Liam a song, whereupon they become quick friends. Liam feels guilt for becoming friends with such a young girl and Adelaide later asks Liam to go to the prom with her. He declines, and this serves as the basis for the many times that Liam feels guilty in having a budding friendship with such a young girl. His friend, Joe Silverman (Joel Moore) is one of the most vocal opponents of the "friendship", as Joe expresses his belief that no good can come out of what is developing between him and Adelaide.

During a scene early in the movie, Liam expresses his frustration in the stereotyping of Asian males in Hollywood, since he himself is a struggling actor. Joe reminds Liam that it was Liam's decision to drop out of Columbia University to pursue a career in acting. In the "bar scene," as it is known, Joe challenges Liam to ask out a white woman at the bar. Liam rails against Joe and the woman at the bar, Georgia (Kathleen Lancaster), because she supposedly represents the superficiality and status-seeking of Hollywood and of white American women in general. Still, Liam is attracted to Georgia and has been in several W.G.W.A.G. (White Girls With Asian Guys) relationships before in Hollywood. Nonetheless, Liam takes Joe up on this bar bet and sits down next to Georgia. In a small period of time, he is able to charm Georgia, saying that her name represents Liam's "favorite Confederate state." The two sleep together, but Liam cries after his father calls him while the two are engaged in sexual intercourse, ostensibly because Liam, while able to sleep with the woman he chose, feels pangs of emptiness from not being connected to his culture, and instead, being lured into the image of success represented by women such as Georgia.

After sleeping with Georgia, Liam picks Adelaide up to take her to school. Liam is obviously conflicted as he connects with Adelaide on an intellectual level, but cannot get past the difference in their age. Liam then gets a call from his father in New York, informing him that Liam's grandmother has died and has left Liam a small house in Shanghai. Liam travels to Shanghai, promising to call Adelaide daily while he is there. Upon arrival, he is greeted by his cousin who speaks English and who has found an older couple to buy Liam's house for him. After spending a night out on the town with his cousin and a call girl named Amy (who he did not have sex with), as well as an awkward late night call from Adelaide at his hotel, Liam goes to meet the buyers of his house. After seeing the view of Shanghai from the house, and being told that the house would sell for five hundred thousand yuan and not five hundred thousand U.S. dollars, Liam chooses not to sell the house. While at a bar, he meets Micki Yang (Kelly Hu). Micki is initially resistant to the charms of Liam, but the two slowly tour Shanghai doing things Liam has never done. Micki is still somewhat skeptical about Liam, since Liam is essentially a foreigner in his home country and has never visited and knows little about his homeland. After spending the night together, Liam decides to move into his grandmother's house in Shanghai.

Liam returns to L.A. and tells his friends of his plan. After a tearful goodbye with Adelaide, he returns to Shanghai and tries to live as a Chinese person. Unfortunately, Liam is picked up by Micki's boyfriend, of whom Liam was not aware, after he finds out about Liam and Micki's relationship. Pointing out Liam's American upbringing, Micki's boyfriend dumps Liam from a limo in the pouring rain in downtown Shanghai. Liam is reminded of his foreign status as he wanders the streets unable to communicate with the locals or find his way home. Liam later asks Micki about her boyfriend, and she responds that she is only with him because she is a very poor person and it would greatly aid her family to have access to such money. She also mentioned that Liam cannot possibly understand the life options one has when one is living a life of abject poverty.

After Micki tells Liam to go back to Los Angeles, he again almost sells the house to the elderly couple, but has another change of heart and decides to leave the house to Micki, who will be able to use the house to live in with her family and thus will not be forced to remain with her boyfriend because of money issues. He returns to the States to reconcile with Adelaide, but she rebukes him as she is leaving for France to attend art school. With a mixed message goodbye, she goes to France and Liam reconciles with his father, getting a job at Starbuck's and successfully auditioning for a commercial for a genital herpes treatment. Adelaide later returns to the States and Liam is prepared to meet her upon her arrival to the airport from France. However, as he prepares to walk up to give her some flowers, he sees Adelaide kissing a Caucasian man as they part. Liam walks out of the airport and disposes of the flowers in frustration of himself. As he prepares to leave however, Adelaide accosts him. When he asks about the man in the airport, she informs Liam that the man was her instructor and that "he's as gay as a pineapple." They agree to restart their relationship on a more solid footing (if for no other reason because she is now of legal age), and he explains that he's "daffy about her." She tells him "anything is possible, thats the beauty of living". The movie ends with the two hugging outside the airport with the song "Home" being sung in the background by Hayden Panettiere.

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Miss Wyoming Teen USA

The Miss Wyoming Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Wyoming in the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Wyoming is one of the least successful states at Miss Teen USA, having only placed on three occasions. The most successful of these was in 1985, when Emily Ernst placed first runner-up to Kelly Hu of Hawaii.

Two Wyoming teens have won the Miss Wyoming USA and competed at Miss USA.

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Scott Mann

Scott Mann is a British film director. He has directed several award winning short films, including Chaingangs (2003) and Tug of War (2006) which featured Julie Goodyear, Marsha Thomason, Scott Neal and Jo Guest.

Mann has also directed several programmes for Granada Television.

His first feature film, The Tournament, produced by Keith Bell and written by Jonathan Frank, Nick Rowntree and Gary Young is currently in production and scheduled for release in 2009. The Tournament stars Robert Carlyle, Ving Rhames Kelly Hu and Ian Somerhalder.

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Miss Washington Teen USA

The Miss Washington Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Washington in the Miss Teen USA pageant. Mandy is a senior and ASB president at Hazen High School in Renton. She is also founder of a nonprofit company, The Difference Maker Organization (www.thedifferencemaker.org). The Miss Teen USA pageant will be held in August 2008.

Washington is one of the more successful states at Miss Teen USA, having placed on six occasions. Their highest placement came in 1985, when Dru Homer placed 2nd runner-up to Kelly Hu of Hawaii. Their most successful decades have been the 1980s and 2000s. The state failed to place in the 1990s.

Washington is the only state where no Teen winner has crossed over and competed at Miss USA.

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Undoing (film)

Undoing is a 2006 neo-noir drama directed by Chris Chan Lee. The movie is set in the streets of Los Angeles' Koreatown and follows the story of Samuel Kim who returns after a mysterious one-year absence to find redemption from his past. Undoing stars Sung Kang, Tom Bower, Russell Wong, Kelly Hu, Jose Zuniga, Leonardo Nam and Bobby Lee.

After a mysterious year-long absence, Samuel Kim (Sung Kang) returns to Los Angeles determined to find redemption from the past. His mentor and only friend, Don Osa (Tom Bower), is a retired gangster with a parallel desire to leave the former world behind. But as Sam tries to balance revenge with reconciliation, he is drawn back to the shadowy world he left behind. Can Sam undo his mistakes before losing what he came back to save?

The story unfolds as we learn about the night, a year ago, when Sam and Joon (Leonardo Nam) meet for a joyride through Koreatown. Joon has more serious plans for the evening, but they soon go terribly wrong, leaving Sam alone and lost in a world he desperately wants to escape.

A year later, Sam returns to the scene of the crime, and with Don’s help, finishes what he should have done a year ago. But just as things appear to be resolved, we find out that Sam came back not only to avenge Joon’s death, but also to win back his love, Vera (Kelly Hu). Sam locates Vera working as a waitress/bar manager at the Red Room, and they’re suddenly thrown back into their impossible desires for each other; two people who seem hopelessly isolated from the world around them and from each other.

Abandoned a year ago, Vera resents Samuel and now finds herself deep in debt and also emotionally entangled with the owner of the Red Room, Randall (Jose Zuniga). With no family and no outside resources, Sam must return to the Koreatown streets of his past in attempt to settle Vera’s obligations, as well as his own debts to the past. His reckless naiveté leads him to hustle a corrupt, veteran police detective named Kasawa (Mary Mara). Unbeknownst to others, Kasawa and Sam’s mentor Don share a history in a former generation of inner-city crime. Though the two have led their lives in opposing order: one in law enforcement and the other in crime; they share a unique bond in their attempt to find comfort in the niche they’ve spent a lifetime carving out. But Sam stirs chaos and, in classical noir form, “good” and “bad” are not so easy to differentiate; each character struggles with the conflicting impulses of good and evil in the world around him, and in themselves.

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Miss Teen USA 1993

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Miss Teen USA 1993, the eleventh Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi on 10 August 1993.

At the conclusion of the final competition, Charlotte Lopez of Vermont was crowned by outgoing titleholder Jamie Solinger of Iowa .

The pageant was hosted by Dick Clark for the third and final year, with color commentary by Arthel Neville and Miss Teen USA 1985 Kelly Hu for the final time. Music was provided by the Gulf Coast Teen Orchestra.

This was the fourth of five years that the pageant was held in Biloxi. Contestants arrived on 26 June and were involved in two weeks of events and preliminary competition prior to the final broadcast, such as pre-taping scenes along the Mississippi coast, and being involved in an autograph signing party.

The following are the contestants' scores in the preliminary competition.

Following the 1992 event, local hoteliers signalled that they may no longer be able to furnish free accommodation for the contestants for the 1993 pageant. Although the Tourism Commission was contracted to host the pageant until 1994, they considered getting out of the contract because of the increased cost of paying for the rooms.

The pageant went ahead in Biloxi as planned, and it was estimated that the region benefitted by $1 million for hosting the event.

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