HKMDB Daily News

February 23, 2010

February 23, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — dleedlee @ 11:15 am

Poster for Nana’s War of the Roses starring Xie Na


Street featured in Echoes of the Rainbow is facing demolition and redevelopment. Now with the success of the film there are renewed calls to preserve Wing Lee Street. (Sina)

Berlin movie hero in real-life heritage plea

Much of Wing Lee Street, home to original architecture from the 1960s, has been lined up for demolition under the government’s 25 urban renewal plan laid down in 1998.

Lee Chak-yue, whose Wai Che Printing Company has rented a unit at Wing Lee Street for almost 30 years, echoed Law’s call. “The people can move out because it’s not safe to be here, but we should keep the history somehow so the next generation will know about our times,” said the 81-year-old.

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Daniel Wu (Sina)

CRI: “Hot Summer Days” Blowout Over “Avatar”

CRI: Snow Flower Director: Zhang Ziyi’s Exit due to Neck Injury

Andy Lau’s Hollywood encounter

The Heavenly King revealed that he signed with a Hollywood agency in 1992.

“I was a Hollywood star earlier than Jackie Chan and Jet Li. For three years, I flew to America every three months to look at movie scripts.”

“I was told very clearly that even in the next 10 years, there would be no more than five scripts that are about Chinese. One of the better scripts I’ve seen is Year of the Dragon (1985), which starred John Lone.

CRI: China Has Second Largest Number of 3-D Screens in the World

Annie Yi’s home burgled, paparazzi suspected

The police have also stated the crime was not a simple burglary as no valuables were stolen except for the notebook computer.

Many believe this burglary might have been the work of paparazzi who are looking to find details on Yi’s private life by going through her notebook computer.

HK actress Kathy Chow vows not to marry again

Hong Kong actress Kathy Chow has revealed that she regretted her marriage to actor Ray Lui during an interview with a Hong Kong website.

Chow, who turns 44 this year, secretly wed Lui who is 12 years her senior in the United States in 1988. At the time, she was just 21 years old.

Anita Yuen

Nick Cheung

Appearing for Lancome (Sina) (Xinhua)

Gigi Leung shot a Japanese skin care advert and also handed out hong baos to staff. (Xinhua)

John Woo

John Woo who suffered from high blood pressure and liver problems while filming Red Cliff and is now producing Reign of Assassins did not appear markedly improved a year later when spotted leaving a restaurant recently. (Xinhua)

Two belated Valentine’s Day stories from China Hush:

12 years of reading of another woman’s love letter wakes her husband up from coma

Liu Hong, a 40-year-old woman in Minquan, Shangqiu City, woke up her husband from a 12-year coma by repeatedly reading her husband’s love letter from his period of puppy love for the entirety of the 12 long years when he was in a coma.

Beijing guys hitch-hike all the way to visit one’s girlfriend in Berlin

Two Beijing guys spent 3 and a half months hitch-hiking over 160,000 km across 13 countries to see one of the guy’s girl friend in Berlin, Germany. Altogether they took 88 hitch rides, including tricycle, tractor and carriage. Their journey was dubbed “the most romantic hitch-hike in history” by netizens.

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