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Hustling Up the Buzz
Friday April 22, 2005 1:00PM PT
From the silver screen to the basketball courts, searchers are looking east. The lovely Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi gained 56% in search yesterday. She stars in the martial arts epic House of Flying Daggers, which was just released on DVD, and the current issue of Time Magazine taps her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Takeshi Kaneshiro, the Taiwanese actor and former teen idol who smolders with Zhang in Daggers, gained 47% in search. Kung Fu hero Jet Li (and yet another Zhang Ziyi co-star) is back on top as word breaks of his upcoming film Unleashed. In the movie Jet Li plays a lethal fighter enslaved by Bob Hoskins. Just the idea of this pairing pushed Unleashed up 252%.
If this has you thinking about high-wire tricks and Shanghai streets, don't miss Stephen Chow in Kung Fu Hustle, the martial arts action-comedy opening in theaters today. We're only beginning to see Chow rise in Buzz. Searches on the scrappy actor/director were up 12% yesterday. Considering Kung Fu Hustle shattered records in Hong Kong, we expect him to continue high-kicking it at the Search box. The film now ranks as the all-time top action flick at the box office there (even surpassing Chow's previous film Shaolin Soccer).
And we'd be remiss if we didn't note a new basketball hope on the court who's already a slam-dunk in search. Sun Ming Ming, a 21-year-old player from China, jumped 327% in Buzz yesterday. You may wonder why this unsigned player has fans looking up (and up and up). At full height, the young man reaches an astonishing 7' 8 3/4". Yes folks, that's seven-feet-eight-and-three-quarters-inches -- roughly two inches taller than Yao Ming, another player who looms over the world's population. Yao, however, gained a scant 7% in Buzz yesterday -- suddenly he doesn't seem so big, huh? In May, Sun Ming Ming will return to China to play with his club team. Until then, he's working out in South Carolina, focusing on his mobility, and eyeing the NBA draft.