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October 5, 2011

October 5, 2011 - News [HKMDB Daily News]

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Variety: 1911 review

The revolutionaries who fought to free China from nearly 3,000 years of dynastic oppression deserve a worthier cinematic monument than “1911.”

Publicity stills of Lin Chi-Ling for Love on Credit, opening Oct. 20.

(Sina)

Update on Glory Days: Michael Tong, Chan Kwok-Pong (Power Chan) have been added to the cast list in addition to previously mentioned Eric Tsang, Felix Wong and Max Mok.

Michael Tong, Felix Wong, Chan Kwok-Pong

Michael Tong Man-Lung, Felix Wong, Chan Kwok-Pong

Chan Kwok-Pong

Michael Tong

Felix Wong (Sina-slideshow)

Huang Yi and Rose Chan promote The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake in Hong Kong

(Sina)

More, albeit fuzzier, photos of Gao Yuanyuan in Paris with flaming red lips

(Sina-slideshow)

MSN: Andy Lau and Deanie Ip nominated for the Golden Horse Awards

MSN: Karen Mok’s father denies he was dissatisfied with son-in-law

October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011 - News [HKMDB Daily News]

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THR: 1911 review

An erratic, laborious interpretation of Chinese revolutionary history that lets down its epic subject.

Variety: Tsui Hark made Hong Kong a global force

Asian Filmmaker of the Year: Tsui Hark

Variety: China woos Hollywood

Beijing gives blessing to CityWalk-style complex

FBA: Seediq and Bullets head Horse race

Two period action dramas, Taiwan’s Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale and China’s Let the Bullets Fly, have the most nominations for Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards. With 11 and 9 nominations respectively, they directly compete in 5 categories.

Golden Horse nominations ceremony (Sina)

Hong Kong’s poster girl is not your average heiress

Josie Ho strayed from a privileged family into acting, a job her elders viewed as “lower class”

Felix Wong

Felix Wong and Max Mok have been secretly practicing their horseback riding in preparation for a new action film (lit. Glory Days). The film will be directed by Eric Tsang and action directed by Xiong Xin-Xin. Reports from earlier in the spring indicated a superstar cast including Simon Yam, Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Lam Suet, Zhang Jingchu and others. It remains to be seen whether this is accurate or just pre-production hype. (Sina)(Mtime)

MSN: Karena Lam makes Hong Kong her permanent home

The actress denied having marital woes and revealed that she might return to showbiz any time

Chrissie Chau, at a boot modelling gig in Causeway Bay,  is still recovering from burns on her leg from a motorcycle. She recently finished her part filming in Stephen Chow’s Monkey King film and said she felt that he was very talented.

Chrissie Chau

(Sina)

Jennifer Tse next?

Yesterday, when asked by reporters if she was next to get married, Jennifer Tse said that she is ready and would not be a surprise if boyfriend Andy On proposed. She would, of course, accept.

Jennifer Tse, earlier this week, for Juicy Couture

(Sina)2

In other related news, it was reported that Gigi had chosen to get married on the eve of her former lover Ekin Cheng’s 44th birthday, so as to show him that she could get married before he does.

Another report claimed that Ekin and girlfriend Yoyo Mung will register for marriage in the US, in spring next year. That was why Gigi chose to get married suddenly.

Gigi Leung - Weibo photo

Interestingly, while the statement warned the media about making claims that Lai and Lok’s 3-year marriage is on the rocks, it did not mention anything about the condition of their relationship.

32-year-old Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, whom a number of media reports have claimed as being the woman who came between Lai and his wife, has also taken action to deal with the negative rumours about herself.

(Sina)

The newlyweds will reportedly spend their honeymoon in Europe and will stay in Germany for a while before relocating to London.

It is believed that Sonija will stay in Beijing with her husband and only return to Hong Kong, if she needs to work.

September 29, 2011

September 29, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

TimeOutHK: 1911 review

FBA: 1911 review

Handsome but unengaging anniversary film about the founding of China’s first republic.

CF: Jackie Chan Plays Real-life Hero in “1911″

Unfocused, slackly directed fantasy with just a few good individual performances to its merit.

TimeOutHK: Tony Ching Siu-Tung interview

FBA: HKAFF spotlights Taiwan and men in tights

THR: Hong Kong Asian Film Festival to Feature Superheroes, Taiwan Cinema

Taiwan shows box office clout, China guts, and superheroes spring up across Asia at the 8th Asian Film Festival. Chinese directors Wang Xiaoshuai and Lou Ye are named the Directors in Focus, and selections from Taiwan reflect the revival of the Taiwan film industry.

CF: Director Ma Liwen’s latest project, “The Big Deal,” released its first batch of character posters today.

FBA: Fan Bingbing to give gong in Tokyo

Alan Mak’s Windseeker

Alan Mak revealed on his Weibo that Zhou Xun would play the female lead joining Tong Leung Chi-Wai and Yang Mi in the Felix Chong-scripted film. (Sina)

A series of stills from Love on Credit featuring Liao Fan and Lin Chi-Ling, opening Oct. 20.

Liao Fan

(Sina-gallery)

The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake opens Oct. 13

Stills from scene with Anthony Wong and Huang Yi

(Sina)

Updated posters now titled The Allure of Tears

(Sina)

Photos from Dangerous Liaison boot up ceremony in Shanghai. (Sept 27) Zhang Ziyi’s absence led to speculation that she was still upset over being perceived as having a secondary role to Cecilia Cheung.

Cecilia Cheung, Lisa Lu

Jang Dong-gun

In Beijing accepting an award for the First Youth Film Festival (Sept.28)

(Sina-gallery)23

Irene Wan Pik-Ha signed a “lifetime” 29 year contract with Huayi Brothers and received a 29 ct. diamond necklace as a gift.

Huayi producer Yang Shanpu

Wang Zhonglei, Irene Wan (Sina)23

CF: Gong Li Covers French Magazine L’ OFFICIEL

MSN: Is Kelly Chen’s marriage in trouble?

The Hong Kong singer revealed that her husband would visit nightclubs four times a week

MSN: Sammi Cheng has no plans to settle down

Apart from a soaring music career, Sammi is also making good progress in movies this year. The singer is involved in two out of three productions by director Johnnie To. Apart from that, she recently completed filming for High Altitude of Love 2 in June and will be joining Andy Lau in October, in the movie Blind Detective. (Sina-slideshow)

Furthermore, the singer let on that she now exercises in a gym because she was once chased by a pack of wild dogs when she jogged outside her residence.

CNA: Chyi Chin’s burn recovery photos released, records audio clip for fans

September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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FBA: 1911 review

Handsome but unengaging anniversary film about the founding of China’s first republic.

CF: Jackie Chan vs Feudalism as Heroic General on Screen

According to statistics from gewara.com, the largest online movie ticket sales platform in the Yangtze Delta, China 1911 was the second most popular movie on Friday. It fell behind May Day 3DNA, a music movie from Taiwan.

Scheduled to open in China on 16 Dec 2011, the film began its eligibility run at a 22-seat VIP screen at Beijing’s Capital Cinema yesterday. It is screening once per day for seven days.

THR: China to Submit ‘The Flowers of War’ in Foreign-Language Oscar Race

CF: ”The Mural” Premieres in Beijing

CF: Taiwan Actress Plays Twin Roles in Romantic Comedy

Taiwan model/actress Lin Chih-ling plays identical twins - one a material girl and the other, a down-to-earth office worker - in Love on Credit, a romantic comedy to be released this autumn.

“The Sorcerer and the White Snake (Its Love)” will be screened simultaneously in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian regions on September 29.

Actor-singers are not a new phenomenon, but what is new is that fierce competition is forcing more young stars, with indifferent skills, to release albums to stay in the limelight.

In the horror film, Mysterious Island, which grossed more than 90 million yuan ($14 million) in the mainland, Yang [Mi] is not just the lead actress, but also the singer. Her two singles, Love of Support and Summer in Love, have topped local new song charts and are highly rated online.

The actress, who began acting at the age of 4, played a minor role in King of Beggars in 1992, which starred Stephen Chow in the lead. The slim, big-eyed girl then went on to study at Beijing Film Academy.

Last Train Home on PBS

Now in post-production, Dante Lam’s The Viral Factor will be released in early 2012

Jay Chou

Nicholas Tse (Sina)

(Sept 26) Mark Chao, Zhao Wei and Doze Niu promote his latest film LOVE in Beijing. No word on where costars Ethan Ruan or Shu Qi were. Huayi’s Wang Zhonglei said that despite the the title, LOVE is not a romance but a realistic social documentary. The film opens next Valentine’s Day.

Mark Chao, Zhao Wei, director Doze Niu

Mark Chao, Zhao Wei, Doze Niu, Wang Zhonglei (Sina)

Li Bingbing, Jackie Chan - Hong Kong premiere of 1911

Li Bingbing (Sina)

Winston Chao, Li Bingbing, Jackie Chan

(Sept.25) 1911 Hong Kong press conference

(Sina-slideshow)

Nancy Sit’s lover 17-years her junior

MSN: Gaile Lok may move out of marital home

The model replied “maybe” when probed if she was moving out, causing speculations that she was using the rumour to help husband Leon Lai promote his concert

Cinemagraphs: Still images that move (CBSNews)

September 22, 2011

September 22, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

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‘1911′: Jackie Chan Takes Serious Turn in First Trailer (Video)

The film’s wordless first trailer is straightforward with battle scenes and explosions taking up most of the action. The tagline show between cuts is: “When an empire is torn between power and corruption a revolution begins.”

CF: ‘China, 1911′ Film Marks Centenary of the Nationalist Revolution

If your appetite for history, as viewed by the Communist Party of China, was not sated by the summer movie “Beginning of the Great Revival”, you’ll be eager to learn about the imminent arrival of the (somewhat unimaginatively titled) China, 1911, starring Jackie Chan and Li Bingbing.

Jackie Chan’s career first sex scene?

(Sina)

CF: Qin Lan Nominated as Best Actress in CIFF in London

Starring Qin Lan, Wang Pei and Alex Fong Chung Sun, the movie [Be A Mother] approaches the sensitive social topic of surrogacy. A girl, played by Qin, becomes a surrogate mother for an infertile couple (played by Wang Pei and Alex Fong Chung Sun) in order to receive a large sum of money for the family. Ultimately, the three people end up becoming emotionally entangled.

Be a Mother posters

CF: ‘Starry Starry Night’ Unprecedented “gentle” Film, HY Bros Claim

Adapted from well-known Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy’s illustrations of the same title, Starry Starry Night tells of a 13-year-old girl’s beauty and inner pain, through her daily adventures. The film, shot mainly in Taiwan with post-production in Beijing, is being called a proper Taiwan-mainland co-production for its mixed casting, production team and investors.

CF: Wang Xiaoshuai Takes ‘11 Flowers’ to Spain

CF: Chen Kun in “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D”

Director Tsui Hark’s newest Kung Fu movie, “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D,” released a batch of new still photos featuring Chen Kun. (Sina)

FBA: Hong Kong makes it Simple

A Simple Life, which recently enjoyed success at the Venice International Film Festival, has been selected as Hong Kong’s contender for the foreign-language Oscar.

Chrissie Chau has reportedly joined the cast, in a small role, of Derek Kwok and Stephen Chow’s New Journey to the West. Tentatively, the cast includes Huang Bo (Monkey King), Shu Qi, and Show Luo. (Sina)

Oxide Pang meets the press in Beijing to introduce the new trailer for Sleepwalker in 3D. The film will be released worldwide Oct. 27.

Oxide Pang

Angelica Lee

Angelica Lee, Calvin Li Zonghan, Huo Siyan

Li Zonghan, Huo Siyan, Angelica Lee, Oxide Pang (Sina-gallery) (Sina)2

Publicity stills of Chen Kun in the biopic of Qian Xuesen, the rocket scientist

Chen Kun

(Sina)

Photos from the cocktail party following the LV Maison opening in Singapore.

Chow Yun-Fat

Chow and wife, Jasmine

Vivian Hsu

Zhao Wei

Yves Carcelle, Zhang Jingchu

Zhang Jingchu, Yves Carcelle, Cate Blanchett, Chow Yun-Fat, Jasmine Chan

Jasmine Chan, Ana R., Lisa S. Chow Yun-Fat

Vivian Hsu

Zhao Wei

September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

ChinaPost: Mayday 3DNA review

Billed as the first 3D concert feature film made in the pan-Chinese community, “Mayday 3DNA” interweaves select footage from the band’s DNA World Tour with three narrative vignettes.

CF: Famous Directors Help Promote Brigitte Lin’s New Book

Lin also made two promises to Jiang Wen at the event—the first was to write the prologue to Jiang’s new book, and the second was to read voiceovers in his new movie.

Jiang Wen

Brigitte Lin sliced and served Jiang Wen a mango

Tsui Hark remembered his collaborations and partnership with the actress (Sina)

CF: Three Megastars to Star in “Dangerous Liaisons”

Set in 1930’s Shanghai, the story revolves around the three-way relationship between Mo Jieyu (Cecilia Cheung), Xie Yifan (Dong-gun Jang) and Du Yufen (Zhang Ziyi).

CF: Behind Scenes of ‘Starry Starry Night’ Released

The movie revolves around an autistic girl, Xiao Mei, who wants to escape from her miserable life. In order to do this, she escapes into her own idyllic fantasy world, but eventually she must face reality. Xu Jiao and Rene Liu play mother and daughter.

Mr Yam said with his more than 20 years of participation in the Hong Kong film industry, he has a deep feeling of both the vitality and enchantment of Hong Kong cinema. The city’s outstanding and wonderful films are not only timeless but are the accomplishments of many dedicated filmmakers.

Hong Kong poster for The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Tony Ching Siu-Tung also posted some photos on his Weibo account

Shanghai roll out of “1911″. Of course, the media focused on Jackie Chan’s report of a deleted sexy scene with Li Bingbing. Jaycee Chan, when asked, said that he did not know about it but, if true, he hoped that an extended DVD edition might contain it. Director Zhang Li explained that the scene(s) were deleted as the film was a serious, historical subject and did not fit. [So, naturally, it begs the question, why was it filmed in the first place? Oh, Jackie!] Later, the always stingy with praise Jackie Chan rated his son’s performance as only 20/100. When asked by reporters whether someday Jaycee might be successful and copy the father-son duo Patrick Tse and Nicholas Tse, Jackie immediately dismissed it and said never in this lifetime.

Jaycee Chan

To Yuhang (Dennis To)

(Sina-gallery)

(Sept.19) Beijing premiere of “1911″ was held in the conference hall of the CPPCC National Committe. Jackie Chan was unable to attend.

Li Bingbing

Joan Chen, Winston Chao

Jiang Wu

The actress confessed that she still longs for love and plans to have another child with her new love

Cecilia admitted that she looked forward to her next relationship, and hoped that she would be able to have another child, giving Lucas and Quintus half-siblings.

According to recent reports from the Hong Kong media, Gillian had taken a liking to Taiwanese singer Owodog — member of pop quartet Lollipop F — supposedly because he resembled her former lover Edison Chen. There were also rumours that Gillian was actively courting the singer.

“For me, exceeding the time limit is just an excuse to shut down the TV program, and there would have been other excuses even if the TV station did not make the shows that long,” said Jin Yong, a researcher at the Communication University of China.

Hunan Satellite Television, which produces Super Girl, has agreed to follow the broadcast regulator’s ruling to remove the show and replace it with public service programming, the newspaper quoted deputy editor-in-chief Li Hao as saying.

September 5, 2011

September 5, 2011

TaipeiTimes: ‘Seediq Bale’ addresses harmony

ChinaPost: Seediq Bale premiere shines in Venice

THR: Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale review

ScreenDaily: Warriors Of The Rainbow: Seediq Bale review(HKMDBNews)

FBA: Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale

‘Seediq Bale’ the pride of Taiwan’s movie industry: producer

After the screening in Venice, another of the movie’s producers Jimmy Huang revealed that American distributors had raised their offer to buy the rights to the film.

Taipei premiere, Sept. 4 (Sina-slideshow)

CF: Jia Zhangke’s worries about Chinese Films

(Sept. 5) Beijing premiere for My Kingdom. Director Guo Xiaosong is still in jail serving time for a drunken driving sentence.

My Kingdom’s action director Sammo Hung

Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao

Han Geng, Barbie Hsu, Wu Chun

Yuen Biao

Magician-actor Liu Qian (Sina-gallery)

Variety: The Sorcerer And The White Snake review

THR: Film The Sorcerer And The White Snake review

ScreenDaily: The Sorcerer And The White Snake review(HKMDBNews)

More bodies hit that ground that in any feel-good Rambo movie, and while flailingly unfocused in structure it is also a fascinatingly brutal history lesson.

FBA: The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Uncomplicated chunk of Chinese legend, with plenty of CGI, action and entertainment.

CF: Reporters Praise “Its Love” in Venice

(Sina-gallery)

FBA: Cai surprises at Venice

One more Chinese film competes for Golden Lion

The film “Ren Shan Ren Hai,” or “People Mountain People Sea,” was listed as the “surprise film” to compete for the Golden Lion in the 68th Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2011, ifeng.com reports. Gu Xiaobai, screenwriter of the film, confirmed that the film director CaiShangjun has left for Venice.

Hong Kong: Line-up defies expectations (Variety)

CF: Loving Birds in “Lee’s Adventure”

The animation-based movie, “Lee’s Adventure,” released a batch of still photos featuring the two leading roles played by Jaycee Chan and Wang Ziwen. The film is about the imagination of a broken hearted young man in which he travels through time and space and finds his true love at last.

CF: New Trailer out for “1911″

The epic war movie marking the 100th anniversary of the Revolution in 1911 released its trailer in Hong Kong.

(Sina)

“My Sassy Girl” Director Takes the Helm of a Chinese Film

My Sassy Girl” director Kwak Jae Yong’s next project is a Chinese historical film starring Fan Bing Bing. He is the first Korean director to do so.

Strong buzz surrounds the possibility of Hong Kong-born superstar Chow Yun Fat taking the lead opposite Fan. Reports say Chow is the top candidate to play Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty.

Kwak Jae-Yong and Fan Bingbing (cri)

John Woo’s “Pacific Steamer” has a new Chinese title, “Fatal Love”. Zhang Hanyu, Chang Chen and Song Hye-Kyo have already been lined up. Woo said that he hopes Zhang Ziyi will also join the cast. Filming will take place in Taiwan, Shanghai and Beijing. In addition, John Woo said he will produce Zhang Meng’s (Piano in a Factory) next film. (Sina)

CF: ”The Viral Factor” Wrapped up in Beijing

Lin Peng, Jay Chou and Elaine Kam wrap up shooting of Viral Factor in Beijing

(Sina)2

Tsui Hark and Kitty Zhang Yuqi at the GQ Man of the Year awards ceremony in Beijing

(Sina-slideshow)

Zhou Dongyu’s first day at college (Xinhua-gallery)

Huang Shengyi attended the premiere of Contagion in Venice, Sept. 4, before returning to Hong Kong.

That’s a ponytail!

Heels by House of Frankenstein (Sina)(Zimbio)

MSN: Jaycee Chan dating a Taiwanese model secretly

CNA: Kelly Lin gives birth to baby girl

MSN: Another child for Kelly Lin?

The Taiwanese actress supposedly woke up from surgery and told her husband that she wanted another child

CNA: Ariel Lin chooses film over TV

Unhealthy working conditions on Taiwan drama productions have driven Taiwan singer-actress Ariel Lin to quit TV acting.

February 16, 2011

February 16, 2011

THR: Day-and-Date Release Planned in U.S., China for Jackie Chan’s ‘1911′ (Berlin)

A September/October release is planned. (Sina)

(BeyondHollywood)

March 17

Ando Masanobu

The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman will get a simultaneous multi-national release on Mar. 17 that includes North America, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. (Sina)

WSJ: ”The Killer”: Remaking a John Woo classic

Mr. Woo, who is one of the producers of the remake, says of Mr. Lee: “I like the way he expresses a feeling or emotion through powerful visual language” and that his vision is “faithful to the spirit of the original movie.”

THR:  Annapurna Productions Takes Wong Kar Wai’s ‘Grandmasters’ for North America (Berlin)

Megan Ellison is in final negotiations to pick up the rights and to make a significant financial commitment to the movie.

CRI: Mainland Box Office Top 10 (Feb. 7-13, 2011)

CRI: Chinese Film Wins Top Prize at Vesoul Festival

“Addicted to Love” (”Lao Na”) won three awards at the 17th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, including the highest Golden Cyclo Award.

The film, directed by Liu Hao, features a Chinese retiree, Old Pop, who lives in Beijing with his extended family. One day, he meets his first love accidentally. In spite of their children’s reluctance, the two start meeting in secret. Discovering his first love has Alzheimer, Old Pop plays little games with her to exercise her mind.

THR: Bleak Night review (South Korea)

Downbeat, compellingly believable saga of high-school friendships gone fatally sour.

Lin’s production crew reportedly nicknamed her “The Gentlest Director in History” as she was always courteous to her crew members on the set and gave her orders in her trademark ‘baby doll’ voice.

“Still In Time To Say I Love You” will premiere on YouTube on March 1.

(Xinhua)

Chow Yun-Fat has finished his scenes for The Monkey King

A summer 2012 release is planned (Sina)

Chow Yun-Fat as the Jade Emperor

Kelly Lin as Guanyin (Sina)2

Together poster

Chen Xiaodong (Daniel Chan), Ni Dahong

Ni Dahong stars in the mine diaster film, Together (lit. Survival Day), opening Mar. 4.

The production created an underground “maze of death” 200 meters long with 18 bends and 30 intersections. (Sina)234

The Man Behind the Courtyard House stills

Simon Yam

Zhang Jingchu (Sina)2

WSJ: Stanley Ho Files New Lawsuit (RTHK)

October 11, 2010

October 11, 2010

THR: Jet Li, Tsui Hark reunite

Li plays a Ming Dynasty general battling a power-hungry eunuch played by Chen Kun. Their contest comes to a head at an inn run by actress Zhou Xun.

FBA: Li, Tsui reunite for new Dragon picture

Production got underway today on Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, a stereoscopic 3-D film which reunites action star Jet Li and Chinese director Tsui Hark 14 years after their most successful collaboration on New Dragon Gate Inn.

CRI: ’The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate’ Starts Filming

(Sina)

THR: Hot Summer Days review

THR: When Love Comes review

THR: Late Autumn review

THR: Suitors rap on China’s door

Fox gets teeth into Chinese movie market

THR: Asian Filmmaker of the Year

Tsai Ming-liang lauded by PIFF for his taciturn films

CRI: Zhang Ziyi to Host Hundred Flowers Awards

The festival will open Tuesday, Oct. 12 in Jiangyin, a small city in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province. The media predicted a lackluster opening, as Jiangyin has no airport. [Fan Bingbing and Huang Xiaoming have already announced that they are not going.]

It is tradition for the Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Festival, one of the biggest film events in China, to be held in a different host city each year.

Stories From Chinese America - The Arthur Dong Collection

New DVD collection

Bouquet commemorating Anita Mui’s 47th birthday at a fan gathering in Hong Kong.

It’s been almost 7 years since the pop legend passed away.

(Xinhua)

Dong Xuan, Li Chen - Struggle

Director Joe Ma Wai-Ho and the cast of Struggle

Joe Ma has begun shooting the film version of Struggle in Suzhou. The romantic comedy is based on the popular 2007 mainland TV series. (Sina)

Publicity stills of Yu Shaoqun (Forever Enthralled) and Jiang Wu (Let the Bullets Fly) from The 1911 Revolution

Jiang Wu

Jiang Wu

Yu Shaoqun

(Sina)

Porn site is selling ‘fully naked’ photos of female stars for HK$78; HK stars next target

Anthony Wong spoke out against the unhealthy trend and called for government intervention.

(Xinhua)

Andy Lau in Harper’s Bazaar (Xinhua-slide show)

CRI: Yuan Quan, Chen Kun Pose for Mag Cover

Their romantic film “My Ex-wife’s Wedding” will be released on October 22.

Chen Kun

(Xinhua-slide show)

CRI: Li Bingbing, Star in Singaporean and Malaysian Versions of ‘Bazaar’

Stalking Cherie Chung shopping in Central

(Sina-gallery)

Need more Cherie? Check out Glenn’s Cherie Chung Week.

Charlene Choi

(Oct. 8) Appearing at the Metro i Do Concert, Charlene requested a microphone stand for support as she woke up feeling dizzy and nauseous, probably due to an ear infection. She was scheduled to fly overseas the next day for filming. Charlene admitted that she wanted a holiday but that it was just wishful thinking. [Give this girl a break! Her health seems to be an ongoing problem.] The Twins also have a November 13th concert in Macau on their schedule.  (Sina)

William Chan, Charlene Choi

Elsewhere, over the weekend, William Chan Wai-Ting publicly declared his love for Charlene on his weibo. (Sina) Charlene admitted through Emperor that two have been dating for 3 months and would make an announcement about their relationship when she returns to Hong Kong from a mainland fan club meeting. (Sina)2

HK actress Charlene Choi now dating singer William Chan

William Chan, Charlene at Hong Kong airport today

(Xinhua) (Sina)234

Sammo Hung

(Oct.8) Sammo Hung attended the Hong Kong Golf Assoiciation annual charity match. Vivian Chow, Eric Tsang, Michale Miu and  other Hong Kong artists participated. Son Timmy Hung recently got married to Janet Chow, former Miss Hong Kong runner up, and Sammo was kidded about the prospect of being a grandfather. (Sina)

Eric Tsang

(Sina)

WSJ: Hollywood Heads to Hainan for Golf Tournament

SG: Cecilia Cheung to go against Rebecca Tang [Tang Wei] in Jingle Ma’s new film

SG: Jordan Chan and Cherrie Ying go old school for wedding photos

Younger rival threatens Maggie Cheung’s relationship

September 30, 2010

September 30, 2010

To mark the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day and changes of role of woman in modern society, 10 Mainland films made by women filmmakers over the past three decades will be shown in the “Chinese Film Panorama 2010: A Feminine Perspective” from October 14 to November 7.

FBA: Mei Ah takes Grand Master rights

The Grand Master, which takes another look at Ip Man, the martial arts ace credited with teaching the wing chun style of kung fu to Bruce Lee, is tentatively set for release at 2011 Chinese New Year (Jan-Feb).

CRI: ’Aftershock’ to Grab Oscar Entry

The blockbuster film, “Aftershock,” which is the most successful film ever made in China, has been chosen to compete for the nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards next February.

Entertaining but throwaway whodunit set in Ancient China.

Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing and Winston Chao celebrate as the movie “The 1911 Revolution” started filming in Fuxin City of northeast China’s Liaoning Province on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao

(Sina-gallery)

More on Stephen Chow’s New Journey to the West. Chow has personally invited Maggie Cheung to appear in his film. In addition, Will and Jaden Smith may be guest stars. Taking advantage of the Monkey King’s legendary 72 transformation, Chow will use this as a premise to cast many celebrities and guest stars. (Xinhua)2 [I can see Maggie now as Princess Iron Fan!]

Josie Ho, Jude Law

Josie Ho was tight-lipped about working with Jude Law in Contagion but met at an event in Hong Kong. (Sina)

CRI: Cherrie Ying, Jordan Chan Publish Uniform Wedding Photos

Liu Ye in a fall/winter fashion shoot for GQ

(Sina-slide show)

Vivian Hsu

Vivian Hsu at a recent magazine promotion event (Sina-slide show)

Jet Li attending the unveiling of his wax (un)likeness at Hong Kong’s Madame Tussauds

(Sina-slide show)

Elaine Ng

Elaine Ng was in Hong Kong for a skin care brand yesterday. She resides in Shanghai and is a former actress most well known as the mother of Jackie Chan’s “Dragon Seed” daughter who is now 11 years old. Still unmarried, Ng says her daughter knows who her father is but they rarely discuss it. (Xinhua)

Fuzzy Photos Dept: Faye Wong recently celebrated husband Li Yapeng’s birthday in Beijing. At one point, Faye coaxed friend Zhao Wei on stage to join her for a karaoke rendition of a Karen Mok song, ‘He Doesn’t Love Me’.

Faye Wong, Zhao Wei (Xinhua)2

Carina Lau

Carina Lau recently posted a collection of photos from her 7-day ‘Roman Holiday’ on her micro-blog. (Xinhua-gallery)

George Lam, Sally Yeh

Despite regular rumors of divorce, Sally Yeh appeared at George Lam’s recent Hong Kong concert. The concert was recorded and will be released later as a DVD. (Sina)

Patrick Tse showing off his ‘guns’

“The Chinese Jack Palance”

74 year-old Patrick Tse was seen with girlfriend Coco (47 years her junior) at Shanghai Airport. (Sina)

Rosemary

Rosemary was officially charged with 3 misdemeanor counts for her auto accident involving the Reno arch: hit-and-run, illegal right turn and not having insurance. The trial date for these charges will be on Dec. 8. The court hearing date for the more serious felony drug possession arrest is on Oct. 19. (Sina)

Hong Kong model’s Reno trial set for Dec. 8 for crash into landmark arch

Stephen Chow’s mother

Young Stephen and family

Resigned to a bachelor son, declares Stephen Chow’s mum (Sina)2

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