quote:"I guess we can’t go throughout this review without talking about the return of Lana Lang, as the episode did conclude on that note. First off, I did not think she was dead at all. But I still want to know how she procured an apartment in Shanghai and how she actually ended up there. This scene was beautifully played out by Kristin Kreuk, who, in my opinion, is the most underused actress of the series. She said a lot with her eyes in the concluding scene, as if longing to be home again. It was wonderful It will be interesting though to see what happens once she finally does return to Smallville, particularly her interaction between Clark and Lex. Especially since she knows Clark’s secret. So, it shall be interesting."
quote:"As for Lana’s living in Shanghai and with that dopey wig, why Shanghai? Why not somewhere a bit closer yet also removed, like Hawaii or Canada? (Actually, the Asian city would make sense for Lana’s real-like alter ego, Kristin Kreuk, who’s half Dutch and half Chinese.) With her being allegedly dead and so freakin’ far away, how will she and Clark eventually hook up, as the show’s producers say they will?"
This month issue of the French magazine Télé Câble has an interview with Kristin:
quote:"You are in an epic love story, a drama called "PARTITION". How do you do Smallville and do other projects at the same time?
I work without stopping because I don't need to have long breaks. Smallville is in Vancouver, my birthplace. During the year, I'm with my friends and my family. The other actors of Smallville don’t have that chance! I don't need to go back home and to profit of the summer.
Kreuk in Hollywood. Are you ready to stay there for your career?
No, never. I feel really good in Vancouver, and I hope I will stay there my whole life. To make a film in Canada is my first order when I read a script. So Smallville is perfect!
You've become a sex symbol for a lot of teenagers.
Maybe, but I don't do anything special to be "sexy". I don't like to be on magazines, I want to be anonymous, apart from Smallville. I don't want to be on the cover of every magazine! I hope that I'll be able to be an actress for a long time and to grow up and age, with different characters. I don't want Smallville to become the only part of me or for me to stay as Lana Lang all my life. I loved to work with Isabella Rossellini and I would like to have her longevity in the showbiz, in my career."
CLARK FACES BIZARRO, HIS TOUGHEST ENEMY YET AND SUPERGIRL COMES TO SMALLVILLE — Clark (Tom Welling) confronts Bizarro, the last wraith from the Phantom Zone, and the ensuing fight causes the dam to break and a torrent of water rushes towards the land. Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), having just been arrested for Lana’s (Kristin Kreuk) murder, is submerged under water in a patrol car, but is saved by a mysterious young woman. Lois (Erica Durance) manages to pull Chloe (Allison Mack) to safety but her cousin is pronounced dead at the hospital. The same woman who saved Lex reappears at the Kent farm and is revealed to be Kara Kent (Laura Vandervoort) AKA Supergirl, Clark’s cousin from Krypton.
Let’s give credit where credit’s due: Back in 2001, Smallville revived the superhero genre by remaining true to the comic book philosophy of tying good-vs.-evil struggles with teen angst. Plus it stars Tom Welling and Kristin Kreuk. For its seventh season, the widely appealing CW drama scores a 7 on the Yahoo! Buzz list. (Returns Sept. 27)
Matt Basilo: You were in an episode of Smallville, as well. What was that like?
Chad Faust: It was a lot of fun. It's such a different type of show. The greatest part was I worked with the director on it, Rick Rosenthal, a fantastic director who's done some great films, like that movie Bad Boys with Sean Penn. And we ended up really connecting, and I ended up doing his film just recently called Nearing Grace. It was a phenomenal film and he's a great director. So something really positive came from that. But the show itself, it was fun. I think I was only working a week on it or something, but it was fun to go out and play. And they definitely don't pull any punches on that show, they go for it. So it was fun.
Matt Basilo: I probably shouldn't mention this, but I'm a bit in love with Kristin Kreuk, who plays Lana, so I'm pretty jealous of you.
quote:"Gough also spilled some super-scoop on this season's Clana reunion: "She knows the secret, all the cards are on the table, so we're going to play their relationship honestly. But now that she's been married to Lex and that relationship has scarred her, the question becomes, 'What sort of secrets is she bringing to the relationship?' You will definitely see some reversals. You'll definitely see a darker Lana." "
David from Huntington Beach, California: Any scoop on Smallville? When Lana returns to Smallville, she will be making the Kent farm her permanent residence.
Trisha from Seattle: Give me some Clana scoop! Look for some good Clana kissing soon after Clark finds out Lana is alive. Also, look for a little Lana jealousy to rear its ugly head around episode five, when Clark becomes friendly with a beautiful actress.
Some conservation actions are almost laughingly simple, the collective impact dramatic and necessary. That was the message delivered by B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell at Thursday's Team Power Smart kickoff in Vancouver.
"Think of the five light bulbs you use the most, and they're probably incandescent," said Campbell at the Steve Nash Sports Club on Granville Street. "Change those to compact fluorescent light bulbs and we'll be saving enough energy to light 235,000 homes in British Columbia."
"Five light bulbs – that's all it takes – a little bit of thoughtfulness."
Campbell is "general manager" of Team Power Smart and was on hand to help announce the drafting of over 20 prominent British Columbians – from NBA star Steve Nash to Smallville star Kristin Kreuk – as Team Power Smart Leaders. Those leaders, from sports, government, business, entertainment and the media, will act as energy-saving ambassadors in a year-long project that asks all British Columbians to join the team and conserve electricity.
And now, let me introduce our starting roster of Team Power Smart leaders: celebrities, athletes, business and government leaders who have committed to saving electricity and helping spread the word. In the coming weeks, you’ll learn more about these leaders and what they’re doing to help B.C. reach its goal of energy self-sufficiency by 2016.
* Gordon Campbell, Premier of B.C. (General Manager) * Bob Elton, BC Hydro (Head Coach) * Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns (Team Captain) * Bob Lenarduzzi, Vancouver Whitecaps * Martin Nash, Vancouver Whitecaps * Vikram Vij, Restaurateur * Tamara Vrooman, VanCity * Lui Passaglia, Former B.C. Lion * Mark Madryga, Global TV meteorologist * Dilbar Kang, Channel M reporter * Kid Carson, BEAT 94.5 radio host * Kristin Kreuk, Actor, Smallville * Meeru Dhalwala, Restaurateur * Amy Beeman, BEAT 94.5 radio host * Chief Shawn Atleo, Regional Chief of B.C. * Sue Paish, Pharmasave CEO * Chip Wilson, Lululemon founder * Nira Arora, BEAT 94.5 radio host * Robert Fung, Salient Group president * Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks * Winnie Hwo, Fairchild TV news director * Carole Lee, Linacare Cosmetherapy CEO * Andrea Neil, Canadian women’s soccer team * Steve Darling, Global Television * Richard Neufeld, B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
How many British Columbians does it take to turn off a lightbulb?
Four million, if Premier Gordon Campbell and B.C. Hydro have their way.
In a bid to reduce energy consumption by 20 per cent, they launched Team Power Smart yesterday. Led by basketball star Steve Nash and a host of local celebrities, the group aims to conserve electricity with a flick of the switch.
"It's not about giving things up," said B.C. Hydro CEO and team head coach Bob Elton. "It means not wasting it. This is about everybody doing something."
Premier and general manager Gordon Campbell said electricity demand in B.C. is expected to rise 45 per cent by 2020, so it's time to think twice about our energy use.
"This is about changing the way we think," said Campbell.
"If everybody does a little, we are going to accomplish a lot."
According to Campbell, B.C. households can make a huge difference with a few simple steps:
- If they all changed five lightbulbs from incandescent to compact fluorescent, they would save enough energy in a year to power 235,000 homes.
- If they all turned off computers that are not in use, energy saved in a year would power every NHL arena for 62 years.
- Using low-flow showerheads cuts hot-water consumption by 60 per cent.
- Unplugging the cellphone charger would save enough electricity to power Whistler and Blackcomb for the next 43 years.
Premier Gordon Campbell and B.C. Hydro teamed up yesterday to draft a select group of local leaders to educate people about conservation.
"We've all got to be a part of this," Campbell said. "We're not going to solve this with big projects, were going to solve this with little actions."
The campaign, featuring stars such as two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk, will urge people to make changes at home, from wearing a sweater to keep warm to switching light bulbs to compact fluorescents. The province is counting on people to pick up the power-saving habits in hopes of becoming electricity self-sufficient by 2016.
British Columbia currently imports between 15 and 20 per cent of its electricity during peak periods to offset high demand.
B.C. Hydro projects demand will spiral up and the province will require as much as 45 per cent more electricity in the next 20 years.
Campbell said the province plans to address the energy deficit with a mix of conservation, clean energy and financial incentives.
"We want to encourage people to do the right thing and get savings," he said.
ETalk had a thing on the Canadian beauties on Smallville for the upcoming season. They showed an old clip of Kristin saying how she's not part of the Hollywood dating scene and doesn't know who any of the designers are. They also showed other clips of her, they spent the most time on her compared to the other women.
They also spoke about how someone is supposed to die after the first episode of the new season and hinted it maybe Lana Lang or Lois Lane since they showed a picture of Kristin and Erica Durance (Lois Lane) side-by-side during the time they released that information.
quote:"Even though the final result of the Clark/Isobel fight looked really good on screen, it was actually one of the seasons easier sequences for the show effect team.”
"We got lucky with Kristin" Mike Qalls said. "She is incredibly agile and has a gymnastics background so it was really easy to teach her to fly. She did ninety percent of that work better than the stunt people. She picked up all the moves in about eight hours. She was fantastic. That was one of the most fun things we've ever done. "
"We pulled Kristin on a wire at forty feet with no double and turned her 180 degrees in the air and landed her about three feet from the camera“ explained Chris Sayour, "which was an amazing stunt to do with a stunt performer, and great to do with Kristin, because she physically made it work perfectly. She looked great in the air. Its one of the cooler shots in that episode, her flying across the room, spinning in the air and right into the camera. It wasn’t green screen; it wasn’t a stunt double; it was one hundred percent her."
Kristin's bio for cwtv.com will be updated with the following:
quote:"Kristin Kreuk stars as Clark Kent's (Tom Welling) star-crossed love Lana Lang in “Smallville.” This season, Lana returns to her one true love, Clark, but hides a dark secret from him that could destroy their newfound happiness.
Kreuk can next be seen in “Partition,” with Neve Campbell and Jimi Mistry. The film is a love story played out against a backdrop of political and religious upheaval in 1940s India.
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kreuk began acting in high school plays, but focused more on her schoolwork than the stage. At the beginning of her senior year, a casting director looking for new talent for the television series “Edgemont” tapped Kreuk for a starring role. It was her first professional audition. She starred on “Edgemont” for four seasons.
Kreuk was recently seen in the mini-series “Earthsea,” with Isabella Rossellini and Danny Glover. She is also one of the longest-standing faces of Neutrogena.
Kreuk currently splits her time between LA and Vancouver. She's a voracious reader and passionately supports a number of social and environmental causes. "
As you can now see at the top right hand corner of the menu I've removed the Top Affiliate section and have replaced it with a button directing you to a chat room. Reason for this is as followed:
- People have requested for me to add a chat room on the site.
- A chat room is an a new opportunity for visitors of this site to speak with other Kristin fans live.
- Following up with my top affiliates was becoming a bit aggravating, either the URLs were no longer in service or those I had up there removed this site from their top affiliate without notice. Still have the affiliate page, so everyone who were listed as my top affiliate on the main you're linked there!
- I just like adding new features to this site... scripting and programming is FUNNNN.
There's graphics I have to add to the page since it's very plan at the moment, but it's easy to join the chat room, just type in a user name, click on one of the icons below (if you choose) then click OK:
The site has been off and on for the past few weeks and it's due to the server of the site getting hack into, as some of you already know due to the scary looking hacker page the hacker was nicely enough to leave behind.
Hollywood.com has spent many hours fixing whatever errors the server was having due to the hacking, so everything should be back to normal!
If you guys find any errors, pages missing or anything that may seem out of the norm, please email me about it!
Kristin was spotted at the The Viper Room on Sunset Blvd. on Saturday night with a group of female friends, definitely there to support her boyfriend Mark Hildreth who had a showcase that same night at the club... adorable!
Kristin ranked #7 as the Top 10: Available Canadians on Ca.Askmen.com, this is what they had to say about Kristin:
quote:"Number 7 Kristen Kreuk - Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.comKristen Kreuk Though she’s appeared in movies like 2001’s Snow White and 2004’s EuroTrip, Kristin Kreuk remains best known for her work as Lana Lang on the hit WB drama Smallville. As the object of a teenaged Clark Kent’s lust, Kristin has managed to burrow her way into the hearts of comic book geeks around the world. But, unlike her fictional alter ego, Kristin is a relative newcomer to the world of dating; thanks to her parents’ insistence that she not date or wear makeup until the age of 16, Kristin has said that she didn’t have a single serious boyfriend during her high school years. In recent years, Kristin has been linked with her Earthsea costar Mark Hildreth, and even Dancing with the Stars winner Apolo Anton Ohno, but rumour has it that she’s currently single and on the prowl.
Wooing weapon: Kristin’s low-key, inherently cerebral personality requires a less forceful approach than you may be used to, as the actress has made it clear that she’s an introvert and that it can consequently take a while to really get to know her. "It's not that easy to find someone I can relate to,” she says. “I'm tough to crack because I'm shy." It’s not that surprising to note, then, that Kristin prefers activities of a more one-on-on nature; “I'd rather walk than drive a car,” she says. “In Vancouver, where I’m from, you can get to just about anywhere you need to go on foot. Even if it's raining I'll go out for a stroll. I just love that.”"
Do I believe the above to be true...no... but I'm just here to report Kristin related news, so take the above with a grain of salt.
quote:"The 13th Bite the Mango festival will open with a BAFTA and O2 Special Preview of the film Partition'.
Set against the backdrop of the political and religious events in India following the Second World War, Partition is a love story that develops during the upheavals caused when India is granted independence.
Starring Jimi Mistry (The Guru, East is East) and Kristin Kreuk (Smallville), the film tells the story of two people from different religious backgrounds and how their tolerance isn't shared by everyone.
Now in its 13th year the festival, which runs from Friday 21st September to Thursday 27th September, promises a packed schedule of guest appearances, UK premieres and previews and a full weekend of industry talks and workshops."
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