A “Valentine’s Day”-style romantic multi-strander, “Hot Summer Days,” Fox’s virgin venture into Chinese-language production and distribution, bubbles along with a jaunty but unoriginal blend of the sweet, tart, cute and weepy.
According to a report from Taiwan’s Apple Daily, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Shu Qi will play husband and wife in Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s long rumored, since 2007, martial arts fantasy film (The Assassin). The cast also includes Chang Chen and Tadanobu Asano and begins low-key shooting in Nara, Japan now that Shu Qi’s If You Are the One 2 has wrapped up. [In July, HHH was granted a $625,000 production subsidy from the Taiwan government's National Development Fund and assurance that 30 percent of the budget would be provided.]
The Tai Pak Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen was transformed into a casino for Contagion
Gwyneth Paltrow on her way to the boat launch shielded from photographers by tarps.
The security cordon around her was heavy. After an eight hour day, Paltrow returned and retired to the Mandarin Oriental.
Another actress needing protection. (Sina)
Deanie Ip, Paula Tsui, Ann Hui, Virginia Lok(?), Peter Lam (?)
(Oct. 4) Andy Lau held a press conference to announce his series of 18 Hong Kong Coliseum concerts. Eric Tsang MC’d, while guests lending him support included Deanie Ip, Paula Tsui, Ann Hui. and TVB series producer Li Tiansheng. Ann Hui directed Andy in his first film, Boat People, although she originally invited Chow Yun-Fat. And Li Tiansheng cast Andy in his first TV series a cop drama which costarred Deanie Ip and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai. Andy said he planned to invite Idy Chan, Chow Yun-Fat and the other Five Tigers [Felix Wong, Michael Miu, Kent Tong, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai] as concert guest performers. (Xinhua-gallery), (Sina-gallery)
Karen Mok on the cover of the October HK editions of Elle (AnD)
Michelle Reis blogs that she’ll be in the November mainland edtion of Madame Figaro
Noshing on noodles 2 - Zhang Jingchu
According to her blog, Zhang Jingchu was in SF and LA last month. I wonder what she was doing there?
Fan Bingbing attending Paris Fashion Week
With Catherine Deneuve