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Postby dleedlee » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:45 pm

Do Asian Remakes Have to Suck?
http://www.asianweek.com/2008/12/13/do- ... e-to-suck/

"Mei Lanfang" competition bound for Berlin
http://varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/7691/1/

CineMart
Gina Kim proposes remake of The Housemaid
Zhang Yang presents Execution Garden
http://varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/7692/1/

Jia Zhangke's Modern Weekly short
The tenth anniversary of the founding of the Modern Media Group is an occasion worth commemorating
http://www.danwei.org/featured_video/ji ... ly_sho.php

Gong Li for L'Oreal
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/m/2008-12-12/00042292464.shtml

Donnie Yen pays tribute to his wife Wang Sisi for her support throughout his career
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/p/2008-12-13 ... 4391.shtml

Cosmo Women of the Year
Guo Jingjing
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Gong Li
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Gao Yuanyuan
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2008-12/1 ... 493244.htm

Zhang Jingchu in upcoming 10th anniversary TV program
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/m/2008-12-12/23132294142.shtml

Joe Nieh Admits Mid Age Crisis; Breaks up with Vivian Chow
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Joe-Nieh ... 08213.html
Joe Nieh - Vivian Chow Break Up
History of Development of Love
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Nieh-Cho ... 08258.html

Wang Leehom's song "Heart Beat" about his failure in love really about Shu Qi?
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http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Wang-Lee ... 08302.html
http://ent.sina.com.cn/y/p/2008-12-13/10052294311.shtml

Michelle Reis turns on holiday lights in Dalian, waits for suitable scripts
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2008-12-13 ... 4449.shtml

I spy: Sally Yeh in Central Hong Kong
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2008-12-13 ... 4295.shtml

Shanghai Cop Killer Yang Jia Lives On In Beijing Graffiti
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http://www.chinasmack.com/pictures/cop- ... #more-3701
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Why would so many people support a police killer?
http://www.blackandwhitecat.org/2008/11 ... ce-killer/
The Rumor Monger Jia Xiaoyin
http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20081013_1.htm
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:47 pm

Phony degrees catch up to buyers
(kinda figured this would be part 2 :shock:)
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/553330
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Postby dleedlee » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:09 am

Brian Thibodeau wrote:Phony degrees catch up to buyers
(kinda figured this would be part 2 :shock:)
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/553330


Wow!

Ticking time bomb says, 'Boom'!

There are so many great quotables in the article.

and others thought they were awarded real degrees for life experiences. :?:

"I wish I had the records to prove all this," Hrushka wrote, claiming he took correspondence courses from St. Regis. "But unfortunately they were lost over time as I moved around a great deal." 8)

You've got the wrong guy," :roll:

One cop even submitted his "tuition" from St. Regis for reimbursement from the department. :!:

The only one missing is, 'I'm shocked, shocked to learn my degree is not accredited'.
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:24 am

dleedlee wrote:Wow!

Ticking time bomb says, 'Boom'!

There are so many great quotables in the article.


I'd like to think there'll be widespread fallout from this, if there hasn't been already (considering they busted that "St. Regis" diploma mill in 2005 :shock:). The sidebar in that article already lists a few prominent fakers!

The sad part is that this (sort of) proves that some "specialized" jobs don't really require the education often demanded of the people who fill them. It's who you know, etc., etc.

Anyhoo, I'm off to pick up my new Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D.

Corporate/academic troughs, here I come! 8)
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Postby dleedlee » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:10 pm

Anyhoo, I'm off to pick up my new Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D.

Corporate/academic troughs, here I come!


What? Not interested in being the Honorable Senator from Illinois? Surely you can pick up a US birth certificate somewhere on the mean streets of Toronto! :lol:
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:26 am

dleedlee wrote:What? Not interested in being the Honorable Senator from Illinois? Surely you can pick up a US birth certificate somewhere on the mean streets of Toronto! :lol:


Senator? Hah! Dude, there's an Illinois governor's seat with my name on it. Just gotta pick up my paperwork from the . . . uhh . . . university on Thursday. And to all those who would oppose me: f*** 'em, those f****rs. 8)
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