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June 30, 2009

June 30, 2009

Louis KooLau Ching-Wan
Daniel Wu, Louis Koo and Lau Ching-Wan appeared on a Hunan Satellite TV program to promote their upcoming film Overheard

Tiffany Tang Yan
Ekin Cheng
Storm Warriors

Top Japanese Animator’s New Film to Hit N. America

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film ‘Ponyo on a Cliff’ will be released in North America on August 14.

Murderer - making of video (in Cantonese)

Feng Xiaogang’s Aftershock cast officially announced
Xu Fan, Chen Daoming, Zhang Jingchu, Liu Yi, et al. ‘Feng girl’ to be announced in July. The main role is a 7 year old girl who survives the earthquake and grows up, spanning thirty years.

Zhang Ziyi, Yang LanCarina Lau, Yang Lan
Celebrity Cheer for Launch of ‘Lan’ Jewelry

Famous hostess Yang Lan and Canadian pop diva Celine Dion have joined forces to roll out a jewelry brand

Ge You Covers Bazaar Man’s Style

Vivian Hsu
Vivian Hsu promoting laser hair removal

More photos

Edison’s foresight pays off

Prior to the opening of his Kuala Lumpur shop, Edison Chen produced some limited edition tee-shirts with MJ’s blurred image. They quickly sold out at HK$900 each.

Byline - Brigitte Lin

Brigitte Lin columnist

In a recent column for Hong Kong’s Southern Weekend, Brigitte recalled her experience filming New Dragon Inn and how she injured her eye during a night shoot. The martial arts director wanted to shoot a close-up of Brigitte’s face with many bamboo swords at her. In the flailing of swords, a shred of bamboo struck her eyes. The crew helped wash out her eyes and Brigitte returned to filming though her right eye was in pain. Back at the hotel in Dunhuang, Brigitte cried out of pain and self-pity. she cried through the night until she was too tired to sleep. After going to the emergency room the next morning, Brigitte flew back to Hong Kong alone to get medical treatment. On the flight back, her eye wrapped in gauze, she buried her face in a straw hat and cried all the way back to Hong Kong. Even now, she does not want to watch New Dragon Inn.
Despite the injury, Brigitte still fondly remembers the beauty of filming in the night desert and was reminded of it on a recent vacation with her family in Thailand.
Brigitte’s full column - I cried for half of China
(They were filming in the desert near Dunhuang. The flight through Lanzhou towards Hong Kong for medical treatment is across ‘half of China’.)

Gillian Chung Returns to Work with Pride

June 29, 2009

June 29, 2009

The many faces of Francis Ng
Faye Wong
Jacky Cheung - Fake Emperor
Jackie Chan - Fake Emperor
Chow Yun-Fat - Fake Emperor
Wang Yu - Golden Girls
Patrick Tse - Those Were The Days
Zatoichi - White Dragon
Jackie Chan - HKFA awards show
Tracing Shadows’ Francis Ng - has been imitating stars for 20 years

Also Leslie Cheung (Mr Possessed), Sek Kin (Fantasia), Tora-san (Himalaya Singh)
Star ratings are for Similarity Index and Level of Comedy

Looking for Jackie Chan premiere

Zhang Yishan
Looking For Jackie Chan premieres in Beijing

Shawn Yue and Rainie Yang
Elanne Kong and Rainie Yang
Cast and crew in Thailand for opening lens ceremony for Pang brothers 3-D horror film Child’s Eye

Slide show

Ge YouFan Bingbing

Ge You and Fan Bingbing attend a real estate promotion in Hefei

 Huang Yi
Huang Yi attending a charity wine auctiion

Gigi Leung
Gigi Leung bowls for charity

Lin Chi-ling
Lin Chi-ling promoting hair care product in Nanjing

Happy Birthday to Tony Leung Chiu-Wai who turned 47. Carina and Tony spent the day quietly in their Mid-Levels love nest.

Wu BaiKaren Mok and Wu Bai

Karen Mok guesting at Wu Bai’s concert

Eason ChanRichie Ren
The 20th Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan

Eason and Josie Ho
Eason is wearing a ballet skirt suit and combat boots (or, are they bowling shoes?) for fun.

June 27, 2009

June 27, 2009

New Tunnel Warfare

New Tunnel Warfare opens July 1 on the Mainland

Featured Player: Zhao Liang
‘Petition’ helmer keeps eye on change

Korean indie film ‘Old Partner’ receives U.S. award

Korea Times: ‘Bronze Medalist’ Has Charms of Sports Drama
“Bronze Medalist,’’ featuring weightlifting teenage girls, offers everything you expect from such a film, but also more.

‘Taking Woodstock’ to Screen in Woodstock

Conroy Chan
Conroy Chan and other members of 24Herbs, including Sam Lee, appeared for G-Shock.

Each received two limited edition watches engraved with their names. Conroy planned to give his to his wife. Claims all is well between Josie Ho and himself.

Mavis Fan
Paul Wong
Mavis Fan to perform in concert with Beyond’s Paul Wong and Steve Wong Ka-Keung

Karen Mok (photo - Mingpao)
Promo photo for Karen Mok’s new album ‘Back to Wei’/'Wei Back’(?)

The album consists of Chinese folk songs, Italian opera, Western folk songs, thirties classic Shanghai tunes and classic Chinese pop from 70’s, 80’s and 90’s

Philippine jailbirds reprise Jackson YouTube tribute
Filipino inmates in `Thriller’ video stage tribute

June 26, 2009

June 26, 2009

Memorial service held for Sek Kin

Mourners in attendance included Connie Chan, Nancy Sit, Alan Tang, Chow Chung, Kenneth Tsang, Wu Fung, Joe Cheung Tung-cho, Lau Kar Leung, Lau Kar Fai, Ng Man Tat, Ng See Yuen, Ken Lo and the Seven Little Fortunes
Connie Chan and Nancy Sit
Wu Fung and Kenneth Tsang
Alan Tang
Fortunes Yuen Bo and Yuen Ting/Ng Ming Choi
English version
Slide show

Liu Kai-Chi, Leon Lai
Richie Ren
Fire Dragon - slide show

Chen Kuan-Tai, Aaron Kwok
Murderer - Chen Kuan-Tai, Aaron Kwok

Glamorous Youth (明媚時光) director explores home truths

Philip Yung, a former film critic, makes his directorial debut with the Hong Kong-based drama Glamorous Youth.

Glamorous Youth review

Visual design of The Message revealed

Lu Chuan and His Humanity Care Trilogy
Chinese Animation: Where are we?

“Old Fish” Review – 2009 New York Asian Film Festival

Taipei film festival opens with Yang Yang
Taipei Film Festival shines the spotlight on Berlin

Changes to Taipei Awards stir controversy

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Audemars Piguet Antique Pocket Watches Give Historical Flavor To “Bodyguards and Assasins” Movie

Cherie Chung wearing Stella McCartney and Cartier
Cherie and Ferrari
Cherie Chung appearing for a medical center

Still loves movies but would rather watch
Additional photos

Video: Lin Chi-Ling Longines appearance reacting to news of Michael Jackson’s death

Michelle Yeoh, Frank Nuovo co-creators
Michelle Yeoh opens flagship store for luxury personal communications (cell phones) in Taipei 101

Chinese censors tinker with ‘Transformers’

Police raids nab 2 million pirated DVDs in Manila

June 25, 2009

June 25, 2009

Shu Qi, Aaron Kwok
 Colin Chou, Aaron Kwok, Shu Qi, Wu Jing, Zhang Jingchu
Zhang Jingchu
City Wide Alert cast photos

Colin Chou, Shu Qi, Aaron Kwok, Wu Jing, Zhang Jingchu
Slide show

Benny Chan Builds ‘City’ with Special Effects

Faux Jackie and Jaycee Chan
‘Jackie’ meets Jaycee Chan in Tracing Shadow

Seven Little Fortunes gather
Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan

MC Yuan Chau
Over 20 Seven Little Fortunes gathered for a reunion to celebrate their 50th anniversary

Yuen Chau/Yuen QiuYuen Wah
Slide show

Cherie Chung cover girl
Cherie Chung will be on the upcoming cover of Elle

Fan Bingbing Covers COSMO July Issue

Zhang Ziyi Interprets ‘Precious Woman’

Jackie Chan Promoted Patriotic Song in LA

Zhou Xun Breaks up with Stylist Boyfriend
Flashback of Zhou Xun and Li Daqi’s Five Years in Love

China Film Association Names Best Chinese Films of 2008
2008 saw an annual output of 406 Chinese films, among which 260 were digital productions. It was the first time the number of digital films exceeded traditional films, the report said.
166 films, including 42 foreign-made films, were widely released.

Karen Mok

Photos from Karen Mok’s digital album release event in Beijing

Karen Mok back with Digital Album

Gillian Chung taking Botox shots to lose weight in arm and legs

Paid a seven digit endorsement fee to get rid of ‘elephant legs’
Gillian Chung’s secret to slimmer legs: Botox

No Botox for Charlene

Thrilled to have photo take with Clive Owen at SIFF

Hong Kong’s Happy Ambassador

Japanese Police Arrest Late Actress Jang’s Ex-Manager

ICAC fury sparked mutiny 32 years ago

June 24, 2009

June 24, 2009

Lau Ching-Wan, Louis KooStephy Tang
At TGIF's !?
Poker King opening lens ceremomy

Jo Kuk, Cherrie Ying, Josie HoLau Ching-Wan
Louis Koo
More cast photos from Friday’s

Park Shanghai — Film Review

China Star gambles on ‘Poker King’
Co-production with Macau gaming corporation Suncity Group

‘City Under Siege’ set for holiday release
Benny Chan sci-fi actioner set for Chinese National Day 2010

Dante Lam to direct ‘Dragon Tiger Gate’ sequel
Enlight Pictures producing ninth film of new slate

Hong Kong Film Archive showcases director Allen Fong’s films and TV works

Jackie Chan performed at Los Angeles’ Chinatown

The New Seven Little Fortunes helped to celebrate Chinese culture and China’s 60th birthday. Jackie taught the crowd of a thousand the lyrics and meaning of ‘Nation’.

Nnadia Chan sued for failing to pay manager

Wu Chun, Zhou Xun to star in Taiwan’s “Full House”
Full House will be shot in Taiwan and China and discusses the cross-strait ties that modern Chinese are concern about.

Korean agents reined in with contracts
Suicide sparked investigation, new regulations

Francis Ng
Francis Ng went shopping in Central.

After 15 minutes, he was done. However, he couldn’t find his car for over an hour!

Lin Chi-Ling

Lin Chi-ling advertisement photos

Charlie Yeung
Charlie Yeung returned from overseas to help open a friend’s restaurant in Causeway Bay

Gillian Chung
Simply Actors Siu Mei-Gwan , Chan Suk-Yee
Gillian Chung will be appearing in a series of 6 plays (performances?) at the end of August about fathers and daughters

Karen Mok
Karen Mok had positive experiences with Stephen Chow

New album all cover songs

China Web boycott called to mark filter debut
Green Dam opponents fear tightening of censorship

June 23, 2009

June 23, 2009

Stanley Kwan, Christopher Doyle (channeling Keith Richard)
Stanley Kwan, Christopher Doyle - Shanghai International Film Festival closing ceremony

Faux Jet, Jackie and Andy
Tracing Shadow’s shanzhai Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Andy Lau

Focus Films launches Fight with ‘Fists of Dignity’
Film reunites Shaw Brothers stars from 1970s
Focus Films is also developing a $6.5 million starring vehicle for boss Lau, tentatively titled “Hao-yun Lian-lian” (”Continuous Luck”), a comedy scheduled for 2010 Chinese New Year holidays in China and Hong Kong

Chiu Man-Cheuk, Zhou Xun
‘True Legend’ with True Stunts

Chiu Man-Cheuk will play the lead role in the film “True Legend”, a biopic of Su Qi-Er, or Beggar Su, directed by Yuen Woo-Ping and due out later this year.

Taipei Film Festival - Taipei opens new fest, new era
The territory’s newfound focus on mainstream mass audiences may also help Taiwanese cinema connect better with its neighbor on the other side of the straits – and prove handy vehicles for the island’s many “Mandopop” music stars.

Zhang Yimou starts shooting Coen brothers remake

Lights, camera… film school

Actress Under Fire for Backing Marijuana

Yao Ming enjoys vacation, voicing for Chinese film

Jackie Chan’s New Seven Little Fortunes will be featured in Will Smith’s Karate Kids

Karen Mok in Beijing with Zhang Yadong release a new digital album

Edison Chen and Sam Lee (far right)

Edison: I love my life!

Josie Ho to join his record company
Chung avoids bumping into Edison while in KL
Edison Chen not ready for lead roles after scandal

Jennifer Tse Ting-Ting
Jennifer Tse and Albert Yeung help open a new ramen museum in Central

Gong Mi
Gong Mi new photo album

Cecilia Cheung and Lucas visit Disneyland and Ocean Park regularly

Jimmy Lai in dark over possible motive for plot

June 22, 2009

June 22, 2009

Leon Lai
Leon Lai shooting a stunt scene five stories up in Tsim Sha Tsui for Dante Lam’s film, lit. Fire Dragon

Slide show of location shoot

Louis Koo

On His Majesty’s Secret Service (Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog) with Louis Koo is scheduled for July 30 release in the Mainland

Ekin Cheng
Ekin Cheng - Storm Warriors

Tracing Shadows

“The Magic Aster” Starts Animation Battle of the Summer
Related video

Mulan: Ancient heroine hits Shanghai Film Festival

Michelle Yeoh to star in John Woo kung fu movie
Woo, Yeoh set to collaborate on martial arts project
Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh - Shanghai International Film Festival closing ceremony

Danish-Swedish drama best film at Shanghai

‘Original’ tops in Shanghai awards

Karen Mok at closing ceremony

Shanghai film festival panned by critics
Shanghai Film Festival Catalyzes Co-Productions

A retrospective film from 1949-1959 (II)
Video - one hour program

New York Asian Film Fest: Bigger, Louder, Weirder
Hong Kong Bounces Back
Asian Movies All Over the Map

Tai tai tie-ups

Isabella Leong’s climb up the social ladder via Richard Li has set tongues wagging. But she’s not the only HK star who snagged a rich man

Fan Bingbing Cherishes Memories of the Past

Francis Ng

Photos from Francis Ng’s first fashion photoshoot in the Mainland

(Thanks to Valerie - this site’s No.1 Francis Ng Fan ;) )

Josephine Siao
Josephine Siao was spotted entering into a Hong Kong eye hospital accompanied by her daughter.

It is thought that a relapse of a 2003 eye condition (interior bleeding) has recurred. She stayed three hours at the hospital before leaving by taxi to a mall for dinner with her daughter. The daughter has been studying at university in the US but returned in recent months to work in Hong Kong and care for her mother.

Simon Yam and wife
Hong Kong Repetory School For Children where Simon Yam’s daughter attends school has two cases of H1N1

Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai likely targets of shooting plot

June 20, 2009

June 20, 2009

Aaron Kwok
Murderer - stills and poster

Leon Lai
Leon Lai getting made up for Bodyguards and Assassins

Lin Chi-Ling, Leon Lai
‘The Magic Aster’ Premieres in Shanghai

bc Magazine: Plastic City
…nearly half an hour has been excised from the original [Venice] version
HK Magazine: Plastic City
…calling this movie a glorified trailer isn’t quite right—it’s more like a glorified music video
HK Magazine: Blood: The Last Vampire
bc Magazine: Blood: The Last Vampire
bc Magazine: Scandal Makers
bc Magazine: Nobody To Watch Over Me (Japan)

bc Magazine: Tats Lau - A New Calling
bc Magazine: James Yuen - A Sort of Love
…he rebels against making Hong Kong films that ‘mention nothing about Hong Kong

Gillian Chung blocks Edison Chen on MSN

Edison opens new branch of his store in Kuala Lumpur

Shu Qi perseveres in love

Jet Li buys S$20 million bungalows in Singapore’s Binjai Park

Gao Yuanyuan promoting cosmetics in Nanjing

June 19, 2009

June 19, 2009

Lau Ching-Wan
Lau Ching-Wan - Written By directed by Wai Ka-Fai

Misses premiere in New York due to fear of H1N1 flu

Aaron Kwok
Aaron Kwok - Murderer

Janine Chang, Aaron Kwok


Overheard with Lau Ching-Wan, Daniel Wu and Louis Koo on summer schedule

MacDull’s latest McDull Wudang (aka McDull Kung Fu Kindergarten) opens July 24

Sandra Ng and Anthony Wong will voice for the Cantonese version

Taipei Times: The odd couple
‘If You are the One’ raked in roughly US$50 million at the end of last year in China, making it the country’s biggest box-office hit ever

Don’t Bank on It: a Film about Old China’s ‘Wall Street’
Taiwan tycoon Terry Guo has a special affinity for Shanxi Province as his parents lived there before they went to Taiwan in 1949. His roots inspired his first invested film, “Empire of Silver.”

In Theater: ‘The Magic Aster’ (”Ma Lan Hua”)

Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing - Media conference for East Wind Rain

Danny Boyle chides China on restrictions
‘Slumdog’ director calls limits ‘regrettable’

Hong Kong director takes swipe at film censors

Fruit Chan said he still wanted to make horror films, but the authorities would never approve the topic. Moreover, “investors no longer like a film that can only be screened in Hong Kong,” he said.

Young-seok Noh’s “Daytime Drinking” is a droll minimalist comedy with major insights that has been understandably heralded as a breakthrough in independent filmmaking in Korea. A great-looking film made for a mere $20,000…

Shu Qi
Shu Qi

Shu Qi appears on TV program

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Leon Lai

Leon Lai windsurfs to stay fit for upcoming concert

Miriam Yeung
Miriam Yeung at opening ceremony for watch store

Gillian Chung
Gillian Chung leaves Malaysia ahead of Edison’s arrival

Finishing a three day ad shoot, Gillian departs before Edison opens a new branch of his clothing store. Earlier, it was reported that Gillian had blocked SMS from Edison who was trying to arrange a make up dinner.

Vivian Hsu in her newest ad

Cherie ChungBrigitte Lin
Vivian ChowJoey Wang now living in Vancouver, Canada
Seven beauties highly anticipaged film comebacks

A-Mei’s Music “Transformation”
A-mei: Charity work rejuvenates me

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