Not only did I think Lucy Liu was bad-ass for her role in “Elementary” as a female Dr. Watson, but now I’m damn well in love with her. It turns out Liu is also an abstract painter! She’s been painting for years and exhibiting under the pseudonym Yu Ling, so as not to draw more attention to herself. But she recently held an exhibit in London under her own name and has published a book filled with her artwork. Her paintings are beautiful and it’s refreshing to see a celebrity who is humble enough to let their work speak, not their famous name. [ONTD]
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CBS’s new fall show “Elementary” has not even premiered yet, but already nerds everywhere are boycotting it. Why would people write off this modern retelling of the Sherlock Holmes story starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller so soon?
There are a bunch of (not very good) reasons. Keep reading »
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m pretty obsessed with the BBC show “Sherlock,” a modern portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his partner in crime-solving, Dr. John Watson. Now CBS is getting in on the hip, modernized Sherlock action with a new series called “Elementary.” Johnny Lee Miller is set to star as Sherlock, and here’s a shocker: his sidekick won’t be John Watson, but Joan Watson, and Lucy Liu has been cast in the role. I think this is a super refreshing take on a classic story, but as Bust blogger Kerishma pointed out, there are some obvious traps that a female Watson could fall into: “The most horrible of all would be the pigeonholing of her character into the role of ‘love interest.’” Ugh, too true.
Any Sherlock Holmes fans want to weigh in? What do you think of the idea of a female Watson? [Washington Post]
Hasn’t it been a while since we saw Lucy Liu do something fabulous? Turns out, it’s because she’s been busy producing and narrating a new documentary called “Red Light.” It’s about human trafficking, which the Department of Justice says is the third most profitable criminal activity in the world. Now that Lucy’s promoting the film, we hope to see a lot more of her. At the Cairo International Film Festival, she expressed her dedication to pursuing the end of human trafficking, though she knows it “is really going to take a really long time.” Look at the trailer above, and tell me it doesn’t tear your heart out. [AP] Keep reading »
While promoting “He’s Just Not That Into You,” Drew Barrymore revealed that she’s totally into doing another “Charlie’s Angels” sequel. But we aren’t! We think it’s time to let this franchise die. I mean, it has been lying dormant for more than five years. Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Barrymore do exhibit girl power to an extent because they play butt-kicking private detectives. But I’d much rather watch them as well-developed and defined characters in a much less predictable film. It’s about time we have a movie with a serious heroine who doesn’t have to resort to comedy or campy antics, but saves the day with her wits and fighting ability. The guys have done it, now it’s time to let the women have a go. But I guess when it comes to movie-making, art is just not as important as money. The “Charlie’s Angels” franchise has grossed $544 million worldwide. [E! Online] Keep reading »
Sure, we lean straight, but there are definitely some women we gals at The Frisky are totally gay for. These seductive, successful ladies have got the look and we’ve got our eye on them. So in honor of the women that make us question our sexuality, here are our Top 10 Girl Crushes, after the jump…
Julie Newmar, the actress who originated the role of Catwoman in the Batman TV series recently said Angelina Jolie would own the part. “She’s tremendously popular with women because she’s both a heroine and a villainess,” Julie said. “When you look at the staggering box office of this current film, which actress wouldn’t want to jump in?” Now, the Dark Knight writers don’t have any plans to bring back the character in the current franchise, but when Catwoman is resurrected, these actresses will certainly get into cat fights (har) with each other over who gets cast. Tell us who you think should shimmy into the leather catsuit… Keep reading »