HKMDB Daily News

November 3, 2010

November 3, 2010

The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman poster

Kitty Zhang Yuqi edition

Ando Masanobu edition

(Xinhua)(Sina)

FBA: Wong’s Grandmasters joins Wild Bunch

It has been tentatively positioned for release at Chinese New Year in late-Jan or early-Feb 2011. However, other recent press reports suggest that shooting will continue in early 2011.

Adjusting to pace of Wong Kar-Wai

Tony Leung goes jogging

Song Hye-Kyo plays badmington

Song Hye-Kyo, Zhang Ziyi

Lunar New Year release deemed optimistic (Xinhua)(Sina)

Alexi Tan’s Color Me Love features work of contemporary artist

Song Jia and Francis Ng play a couple in Love Island

(Xinhua)(Sina-slide show)

Jaycee Chan

Jaycee Chan in The 1911 Revolution (Xinhai Revolution) (Xinhua)

Angelababy fashion shoot for an Italian brand

(Xinhua)

Simon Yam and wife, Qi Qi

(Sina)

FBA: Three charges against Stephen Chan are dropped

MSN: Rumours rife on Wang Xiaofei’s past

The Chinese millionaire who is engaged to Taiwanese actress, Barbie Hsu, is alleged of being a wife-beater who deserted his wife and kids

Viewers complained that Chou did very little hosting in the first episode of show, with most of the work being done by his guest, fellow Taiwan singer and experienced television host Show Luo.

September 18, 2010

September 18, 2010

APA: Truth in Beauty: an interview with Last Train Home director Lixin Fan

FBA: The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman (刀見笑)

Fox’s second Chinese production is a rich stew of clever script and tasty cast.

[Also, see related videos below from TIFF screening.]

Zhang Ziyi Special Olympics Global Ambassador met with kids at a skating rink in Seoul to promote the 2013 Winter Olympics

(Xinhua-gallery)

Tianjin - Jane Zhang 2010 I Believe World Tour

(Xinhua-gallery)

Angelababy at Harbour City

Windows 7 and Adidas, an odd partnership (Xinhua)

Jennifer Tse

(Sept.17) (Sina-slide show)

HKStandard: CHANDEMONIUM

TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan was trapped in a media scrum after being charged with corruption and conspiracy to defraud the broadcaster - six months after his arrest…The three senior officials to testify against Chan are TVB deputy chairwoman Mona Fong Yat-wah, wife of Sir Run Run Shaw; the controller of TVB’s production resources division Virginia Lok Yee-ling; and TVB’s finance and administration general manager Mark Lee Po-on.

HKStandard: Vets get shock at the Big Station

Choi said she did not know Yeoh was married, as he was not wearing any ring when they first met a few months ago at a friend’s gathering. [Be sure to read the captions for the full article.]

Yeoh family photo with Jean Todt (Xinhua)

Intro and Q&A for Wuershan’s THE BUTCHER, THE CHEF &  THE SWORDSMAN (Thanks, Brian)

September 9, 2010

September 9, 2010

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FBA: A Better Tomorrow (무적자) (South Korea) (5/10)

Okay but over-long South Korean remake of John Woo’s 1986 crime classic is darker and more emotionally intense.

CRI: ’Hawthorn Tree’ Lovebirds Pose for Photo Shoot

Zhou Dongyu, Dou Xiao (Xinhua)

CRI: “Under the Hawthorn Tree” Previewed in Shanghai

And let’s pause a moment to remember Zhang Ruijia,, the original girl picked to play Quiet Autumn but then lost the role for talking to the press. [4.21.2010]

THR: Tsui Hark returns with ‘Detective Dee’

Simon Yam sporting new soul patch, with wife Qi Qi

Karen Mok’s new Hong Kong version of CD will feature two MVs including her ‘bathing’ performance, a signature of her concert shows.

(Sina) (Sina-slide show)

Anthony Wong

Anthony Wong was spotted out and about with a new young woman recently. Wong who is married with two sons has frequently been linked romantically to many women (Jessey Meng, Fan Bingbing, model Jessie Cheung) leading to divorce rumors over the years. In fact, this particular woman is Wong’s new assistant. Psych! So, really, this is a non-story, but just an excuse to dish on Anthony Wong’s wandering ways. (Sina)

Rosemary

Mug shot (msnbc)

Supermodel, actress Rosemary (Rosemary Vandenbroucke) was reportedly arrested in Nevada for drug possession and hit-and-run after attending the Burning Man Festival. She was released on $15,000 bail and scheduled to appear in court Oct.19. (Sina)(USAToday)

No luck with Jo Luck

Zhao Wei’s investment in a Beijing restaurant has soured and found to be recently shuttered. Opened in November, Zhao Wei and celebrities like Faye Wong often seen dining there. (Xinhua-slide show)

October Marie Claire cover featuring Michelle Reis (Xinhua)

SG: Maggie Cheung wants to adopt

SG:  HK model Angelababy proves she is no ‘artificial beauty’

The new and improved Maggie Q

July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

Curse of the Deserted poster

Directed by Law Chi-Leung (Lo Chi-Leung)

Kitty Zhang Yuqi

Shawn Yue

(Weibo)

Curse of the Deserted - Gossip Edition poster

Shawn Yue

(Sina)

Zhang Yimou

“I can not wait for you one year and one month, and I can not wait until you are 20 years old, but I will wait for you forever … …” (from the opening page of the novel)

Yesterday’s announcement that Love of the Hawthorne Tree would be released in September and not during the Spring Festival was an unexpected surprise. Did Zhang Yimou blink against the competion of Chen Kaige’s  Zhao’s Orphan, Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly, Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grand Master, and Feng Xiaogang’s If You Are the One 2? Still, he will have to face Detective Dee, Fist of Legend: Return of Chen Zhen and Reign of Assassins in the fall. In comparison, the arts and letters Hawthorne looks weak in comparison. (Xinhua) (Sina-April stealth set photos)

A TV version of Love of the Hawthorne Tree begins shooting in August. (Sina)2

Variety: Gallants

Two over-the-hill kung fu fighters sitting around a teahouse, waiting for their master to awaken from a 30-year coma, hardly sounds like the stuff of side-splitting comedy. But the pair in question, charismatic ’70s Hong Kong martial-arts legends Bruce Leung and Chen Kuan-tai, keep the drollery bubbling nicely in “Gallants!,” bestirring their arthritic joints to kick younger, nastier ass. The sudden awakening of their diminutive, dictatorial master, unaware of the passage of time, ups the antics exponentially as Teddy Robin happily steals the show. http://hkmdb.com/news/?p=5731

Au Revoir Taipei: Delightful romp

Director Arvin Chen has delivered one enjoyable feature debut. With smart, economical dialogue and snappy editing, this movie has just the right amount of empathy for all the players in this ensemble flick.

More “Restored Treasures” to screen at HK Film Archive

The HKFA will continue to screen a restored film on the first Sunday of every month, featuring a mix of works from Hong Kong and abroad. Chor Yuen’s “Cold Blade” is a film of great importance as it marks the turning point in the career of the great director. Chor had enjoyed a successful career in Cantonese cinema.

THR: Records tumble on ‘Aftershock’ opening weekend

FBA: Giant screen BO for Aftershock

IMAX screens in China clocked up an exceptional $640,000 over the weekend with their screenings of Feng Xiaogang’s Aftershock.

Sheng Wenjie

Aftershock MV, theme song, ‘23 seconds, 32 years’ sung by Sheng Wenjie. (Xinhua)

Zhao Wei

Zhao Wei appearing at health drink endorsement event in Beijing.

She would not confirm working on Painted Skin 2 or signing with Polybona, a switch from Huayi Brothers. Zhao Wei only said that she would resume filmmaking in two months. (Xinhua-slide show)

CRI: Zhao Wei Announces New Film, Not ‘Painted Skin 2′

CRI: Latest Stills of “All about Love” (Ann Hui)

“All About Love” featuring Vivian Chow, Sandra Ng and William Chan tells a cradle-snatcher’s love story.

John Woo will play Lin Sen

Lin Sen

CRI: John Woo Signs on to Act in CPC Anniversary Film

CRI: Horror Film “The Island” Holds Press Conference

The film tells a story of a billionaire who sets up a deadly game on an island in Southeast Asia in an attempt to save his son who is in need of a heart transplant. He picks up 7 Asians from different areas, but only one of them can survive. The seven people have to go through five obstacles testing their bravery and wisdom in order to survive.

CRI: 7 Scenes from Film “Reign of Assassins” Released

A short article speculates that Faye Wong’s 10 concert 100 million yuan payday is to fix her husband’s cash flow problem with his 3D online game venture. (Xinhua)

Tang Wei: “a good foundation, skin a bit dry”

Photo essay: This photo gallery inspects, up close, up the nose, the pores of your favorite celebrities and makes random snarky remarks: Tang Wei, Sandra Ng, A-Mei, Lin Chi-Ling, Wang Lee Hom, Richie Jen, Jane Zhang, Liu Yifei, Faye Wong, et al. (Xinhua-slide show)

Lynn Xiong (Hung Doi Lam): Before/after photos to ‘prove’ boob-job speculation. (Xinhua)

Li Bingbing and Tony Blair

Li Bingbing

Tony Blair, founder of The Climate Group met with Li Bingbing, UN Environmental Ambassador in Shanghai. (Xinhua)

CRI: Tony Blair and Li Bingbing Promote Million Forest Campaign

Allowed at ACGHK

Transformers (seibertron)

Not allowed

Jessica C.

Jessica C.

Chrissie Chau

(Sina)23(Xinhua)

Chrissie Chau

from Weibo (microblog)

(It’s an app!) (No, it’s a growth stock!)

HKStandard: `No comic capers’ warning as teen models draw another ban

The ban on so-called teen models holding sexy promotions at the Book Fair has been extended to the annual Animation- Comic-Games Festival which begins on Friday.

Organizers have told pseudo-models Chrissie Chow Sau-na and Jessica C they will not be able to take part in a Microsoft promotion, though they will be allowed to enter the event as visitors…

According to one report, Chow and Jessica C were informed on Monday they would not be allowed to take part in a Microsoft online sports game promotion on the first day of the fair…

The models are allowed to attend as visitors, the spokeswoman said, adding: “If they cause chaos they will be asked to leave.”

Latest book sales tallies (Sina)

Angelababy has replaced Namie Amuro in Japan as Sassoon’s spokesperson

(Ooh, la la, Sassoon!)

Angelababy

Wearing one-of-a-kind Christian Louboutin red crystal red high heels (Xinhua)

SG: Lee Hom raises a storm

However, due to the sheer number of people at the event and the lack of space, two reporters had a tussle over standing positions and stage crew had to allocate extra space to alleviate the tension…The troubles did not end there.

Southern Entertainment Weekly cover with Carina Lau (Xinhua)

Carina Lau more than friends with property magnate?

In one of the photos, Lau was resting her chin on Jing’s shoulder while the 39-year-old billionaire had his hand on her thigh, sparking rumours that Lau, 44, and Jing, who is reportedly a married man, were more than friends.

The actress was even reported to have eschewed spending time with husband, Hong Kong actor Tony Leung on their second wedding anniversary on July 21, to be with Jing in Beijing.

HKStandard: Fair attendance one for the books

The weeklong Hong Kong Book Fair closed yesterday with a record 920,000 visitors but with mixed fortunes at the cash register for exhibitors.

Hong Kong’s most infamous tour guide Li Hau-chun broke down in tears yesterday as she apologized for bringing the tourist trade into disrepute with a seven- minute rant at a group of mainland tourists that was secretly filmed and went viral on the internet and TV.

Background: HKStandard: There’ll be hell to payWSJ: Hong Kong: Don’t Shop? Don’t Come

July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010

City Under Siege poster features Shu Qi, Aaron Kwok (Sina)

FBA: Clash (Bẫy rồng) (7/10)(Vietnam)

Reminiscent of Hong Kong ’80s fare, this enjoyably hardboiled action movie features a knockout performance by Veronica Ngo…Reuniting the same crew and two leads - real-life couple Johnny Nguyen and Veronica Ngo - of Charlie Nguyen’s period action hit The Rebel…

FBA: Aftershock splits Hollywood’s BO dominance (Box office summary)

Lost on Journey’s Xu Zheng: Comedian celebrates novel way to get ahead (Interview)

Poster for Midnight Heartbeat/Midnight Pulse

Francis Ng

Francis Ng at the Beijing launch of the movie website for Midnight Heartbeat/Midnight Pulse

Yang Yuyu, Francis Ng

Yao Di

Yao Di plays an insidious nurse

(Sina)23(ifeng)(ent21)

Guei Lun-Mei gun-styling in Dante Lam’s Stool Pigeon

With director Dante Lam (Sina)

Reign of Assassins set design sketches

(Sina)

Huang Shengyi, Patrick Tam and Law Kar-Ying star in a new CCTV series ‘Legend of Tai Chi’

Patrick Tam

Law Kar-Ying (Sina)

Karen Mok shooting album cover photos and MV in Australia for her new CD ‘Baby’

(Sina)2, (Xinhua)

Fan Bingbing in Beijing for an autumn/winter fashion show (Sina)

Angelababy and fans

Angelababy met with fans for an autograph session at Harbour City, denied recent allegations that her photo album was a plagiarism of a Japanese photo album. (Sina)(Sina-slide show)

Rinka

Angelababy vs Rinka

(Xinhua)2

Fan with Annie G., Hailey C., A.Lin and Chrissie Chau

Chrissie Chau

A.Lin, Chrissie Chau, Annie G. Hailey C.

Chrissie sexied up for the last day of publicity at Causeway Bay. Perhaps erring the day before yesterday for an early morning appearance and dressing too conservatively (the red dress?), only 50 fans queued up today. (Sina)2

SG: Wang Lee Hom avoids Dee Hsu’s persistent questions on his love life

When he last appeared three years ago, he was interrogated by Dee Hsu (also known as Xiao S) on his highly-speculated romantic relationship with fellow Taiwanese actress, Shu Qi…When Xiao S tried to quiz the latter on his rumoured relationship with Shu Qi, the four-time Golden Melody award winner tried to avoid the topic by lying flat on the floor. Xiao S followed suit despite wearing a mini dress.

Gigi Lai gives birth prematurely to twin daughters

July 19, 2010

July 19, 2010

CRI: Liu Ye Leads “The Underdog Knight 2″

[The first Underdog Knight is recommended as a worthy pick up.]

CRI: Wang Baoqiang’s Newly Shocking Figures

(from Pang Brothers’ Perfect Fairy Tale)

Love in Disguise poster, trailer released (Sina)

CRI: Lee-Hom Wang Presents ‘Love in Disguise’

FBA: Meals Arrangement (派飯) (6/10)

Charming village tale set by the Yangtze is as light as a feather.

Huo Siyan - Dragon and Phoenix Inn

(Xinhua)

Death and Glory in Chengde poster (Sina)

Aaron shaves his chest

City Under Siege - Aaron Kwok (Sina)

Li Nian

From Midnight Pulse (Midnight Heartbeat)

(Sina)2

Funny man Chen Peisi has a twin brother in the new light comedy ‘Chili King’

(Sina)

Chrissie Chau, now in 3D

Chrissie Chau promotes new photo album

(Xinhua)

And in this corner…

Angelababy presents Paradise - photo by Wing Shya

(Xinhua)

CRI: Vivian Hsu Poses for Fashion Magazine Vogue

CRI: Sammi Cheng’s Love Mi Concert Live in Shanghai

Fan distributes adult DVDs with Gillian Chung on cover

The man is reportedly a fan who once idolised Chung but became disillusioned when photos of the singer in compromising positions with Hong Kong star Edison Chen surfaced in 2008 and decided to commit such acts to harm the actress. HKStandard: Angry Gillian fan in porn disc flap

Huang Xiaoming coy on Angelababy

Jennifer Tse on Nicholas and Lucas

July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010

CNNGo: Carl Ng to play Brother Sharp in world’s first internet meme-inspired movie

CRI: “The Fourth Portrait” Nominated at Locarno Film Festival

[11 year-old Bi Xiao-Hai won the Best Actor award at the recent Taipei Film Awards.]

City Under Siege poster and trailer unveiling event

Collin Chou, clown, Benny Chan, Aaron Kwok

In an interview, Aaron denied that the film copied from Batman and Love on a Diet. (Sina - gallery)

Ming Dow

After a successful performance in the film “Monga”, Taiwan pop star, Ming Dow took on a similar character in this upcoming flick, which has lots of fight scenes for him.

CRI: Free “I Wish I Knew” Available in EXPO Garden

Jia Zhangke’s documentary-fiction “I Wish I Knew” now opens to Shanghai EXPO garden visitors for free.

The script for Feng Xiaogang’s If You Are the One 2 has been approved by the SARFT. The film has a new new Chinese title, Don’t Worry(Xinhua)

Producer-actress Qin Hailu’s Steel Guitar/Steel Piano is undergoing post-production in South Korea in preparation for screening at the Venice Film Festival. The film won Most Creative and Most Popular awards at the Shanghai Film Festival. Director-writer Kwak Jae-Yang is most famous for the hit film My Sassy Girl. (Sina)

Midnight Heartbeat hopes to test audience tolerance for ‘domestic terror’ (Sina)

Posters for Death and Glory in Chengde

An Yi-Xuan

Ray Lui

Yuan Wenkang

Ray Lui - Death and Glory in Chengde

The film is about an epic 1943 battle where a division of 8000 KMT soldiers fought against 30,000 Japanese troops. After fighting for 16 days only 200 had survived.

Ray Lui appears in the film directed by Shen Dong which opens Aug.19. (Sina)23

High Schoo Musical - Zhang Jun-Ning (c)

Zhang Jun-Ning

Yuan Cheng-Jie, Zhang Jun-Ning, Liu Yan-Chan (Sina)

Karen Mok appeared in Beijing during a media set visit with bruised forehead from an auto accident while filming ‘Gravity’ with Leon Dai.

Karen Mok, Leon Dai

Gravity is directed by Zhao Tianyu (Lost, Indulgence, Delicacies…Poison) and will also feature Zhang Jingchu, Guo Tao, Wen Zhang, Bai Bai He with a 2011 release planned. (Xinhua)(Sina)

Betty Sun Li (Just Another Pandora’s Box, Lost Bladesman) appearing for luggage brand Samsonite. She’s expected to star in Gordon Chan’s Painted Skin 2. (Xinhua)

Charlene Choi (file photo)

Choi’s manager, Mani Fok, explained that Choi had been travelling a lot lately and simply over-exerted herself, adding that she has since received treatment at a hospital and has returned home Thusday morning.

“Charlene fainted after over-exerting herself, so she could not attend the Shanghai event. However, she is not taking sick leave and will return to work today (Friday) to shoot a commercial.

“I have been ill lately and have been constantly taking medicine. However, I couldn’t handle the large quantity of medication. Today, I was supposed to turn up for the ‘Angels on the Road’ publicity event in Shanghai. But before I left, my stomach felt very uncomfortable.” (Xinhua)(Sina)

Connie Chan brings her Hong Kong opera show to The Venetian in Macau

Nam Fung, Connie Chan Po-Chu, Chan Wing-Yee

Nam Fung and Chan Wing-Yee will be performing for 14 months at the hotel. (Sina)

Aaron Kwok and Nissan GTR spotted in Happy Valley

Caption: Fashionably dressed Aaron Kwok with sports car, branded coffee captures hearts of foreign babes (Xinhua)

Anita Mui’s brother Mui Kei-Ming and mother Tam Mei Mui

Mui’s mother filed another appeal in court concerning Anita Mui’s estate. She said she would continue to appeal regardless of the court’s rulings against her. (Xinhua)

Isabella Leong

Early pictures of Isabella Leong accompany story of her recent birth of twin boys. (Xinhua)

(July 9) Rosamund Kwan and Taiwan electronics chairman Chen Taiming spotted in Paris

No more news on TB Chris (Xinhua)

Angelababy appearing for Adidas’ NeoLabel (Sina)

July 15, 2010

July 15, 2010

APA: Why Am I Doing This?

A buddy comedy about a struggling actor and comedian, Tom Huang’s Why Am I Doing This? should appeal to young adults going through existential crises due to the struggling economy.

Variety: Ong Bak 3

Too much contemplation and not enough demonstration sends Thai-socky “Ong Bak 3″ slumping to the canvas. Latest and reportedly final installment lacks the emotional clout that would compensate for the meager footage of martial-arts superman/co-helmer Tony Jaa beating the daylights out of all comers.

[Formerly HKMagazine]La Comédie Humaine

“La Comédie Humaine” is mainly a vehicle for the two leading actors but if that’s what the filmmakers planned, then at least the two-man show is brilliant.

APA: Lessons on Film: interview with director Feng Xiaoning

Director Feng Xiaoning (Super Typhoon, Red River Valley, Purple Sunset) was a guest at UCLA’s film series.

Andy Lau, Gong Li (Sina)

CRI: Andy Lau, Gong Li Tell the Media ‘What Women Want’

Previous reports suggested that Mel Gibson, who starred in the original version of the movie, was likely to make a guest appearance in the Chinese remake. [Maybe not anymore.] (Xinhua-slide show)

Xinhua: Feng Xiaogang faces Aftershock ambush

Aftershock previewed Sunday night in Tangshan and premiered Tuesday in Beijing and while its content received positive reviews, its overtly-commercial nature, did not.

CRI: Repairing Wounded Souls

Movie critic Liu Bangbang says Feng Xiaogang’s IMAX disaster film “Aftershock” is not about showing off special effects.

cfensi: Eight Facts About “Aftershocks/Tangshan Earthquake”

Panda wars shaping up for 2011

Gordon Chan denied yesterday’s reported list of cast members for Painted Skin 2. Only Huang Xiaoming and Betty Sun Li have been acknowledged. (Xinhua)

Huo Siyan, Gong Xinliang, Barbie Hsu, Richie Jen

Beijing trailer release event for Dragon and Phoenix Inn

Law Kar-Ying

(Xinhua-slide show)

Aaron Kwok’s theme song for City Under Siege ‘How to Forget’ has been released. (Sina)

Faye Wong, Jackie Chan endorsed shampoo dangerous?

(Sina)(Xinhua)

Jackie Chan’s string of failed endorsements

Angelababy

(Sina)

Forget the books. Here are the real stars of the summer. Introducing the ever-controversial “leng mo.”

[Today's starting lineup: Chrissie Chau, Angelababy, A.Lin, Dada, Donut, Evelyn Choi! Let's get ready to model!!!]

Baby Got Banned

The Book Fair’s controversial decision to ban pseudo-models this year has led many to question why the popular fair has suddenly become the city’s moral authority.

The three-hour Mayday concert at Gibson Amphitheatre featured a solid night of fan favorites that drew from the band’s extensive discography.

In their first trip to Los Angeles, Hong Kong-based singers Khalil Fong and Fiona Sit string together a concert held together by cover songs.

“Brother Seven” on the history of iconic Cantonese restaurant Fook Lam Moon

For more than 40 years, “Brother Seven” Chui Wai-kwan has been managing the kitchens of Fook Lam Moon, the iconic Cantonese haute cuisine restaurant serving the city’s rich and famous.

‘Star Wars’ on a subway car

July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010

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Poster for advance ticket sales for Aftershock shows discounted prices prior to opening. (Sina)

FBA: The Perfect Match (終極匹配) (5/10)

Patchy Mainland rom-com largely kept afloat by the performance of Hongkonger Daniel Chan as the playboy.

CRI: Liu Ye to Star in Peter Chan’s New Film

The film project “Waiting”, which director Peter Chan has been trying to get off the ground for 10 years, was sent to the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) for approval on Monday (July 12th).

Simon Yam - Midnight Heartbeat/Midnight Pulse

Simon Yam, Francis Ng

New Midnight Hearbeat/Pulse trailer released (Sina)2

Liu Ye - Sharpshooter poster,

a TV drama directed by Teng Wen-Ji (Chess King, Yellow River Ballad) (Sina)

Cai Lifo start ceremony

The film stars Sammo Hung, Sammy Hung and Eric Tsang

Wang Jiayin has been added to the cast, Lin Chi-Ling was originally expected to join but was said not to have time to practice martial arts. Elsewhere, Lin Chi-Ling is said to be box-office poison after having flopped in a recent Japanese TV series and Treasure Hunter.

Su Qianwei film debut in Cai Lifo

Su Qianwei and Yuen Wah (Sina)

Angelababy will begin shooting the film version of the Taiwan idol gangster drama Black & White with Mark Chao (Zhao You-Ting) (Sina)

Charlene Choi

(July 11) Charlene reportedly looked gaunt and thinner at a recent autograph session for her new CD. (Sina)

Pepsi-Cola’s 10 million yuan ad campaign features a modern Journey to West with Huang Xiaoming, Jolin Tsai, Louis Koo and Show Luo. The ad unveils July 11 in Beijing.

(Xinhua-slide show)

Fan Bingbing, Chang Chen, Zhang Jingchu, Li Yuchen awarded;

Chang Chen

Jane Zhang Liangying concert press conference photos

(Sina)2

Brew a cuppa with actress Guey Lun-mei (Guei Lun-Mei)

Thanks to Taiwanese film Taipei Exchanges, Guey Lun-mei can now take on barista duties at a cafe without skipping a heartbeat.

Angelababy in tears of scathing reports about her cosmetic surgeries

Stunning Hong Kong model AngelaBaby has been driven to tears by a string of media reports that she has had cosmetic enhancements, including a face lift, teeth correction, nose job, double-fold eyelid surgery, cheekbone reduction, chin surgery and more. If true, AngelaBaby is practically bionic.

Xinhua-Slide show: Lynn Xiong (Hung Doi-Lam), AngelaBaby Harbour City Model Competition. (Sina)

“The most important thing about living is forgiving yourself. The episode with the photos is over. It’s time to start living for today, and stop living in the past.”

After a year of consideration, Joey extended her contract for another five years recently, effectively extending her tenure with EEG for yet another 10 years.

July 7, 2010

WPost: Letter from Shanghai: Class and capitalism mix with comedy

Profile of Zhou Libo (Flirting Scholar 2)

Derek Yee’s film Great Magician featuring Cecilia Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai will be based on Qin Hao’s (real name, Qin Shou’ou) novel Begonia. Cecilia play a young woman forced by her family to marry a warlord, while Tony, originally a opera performer in the novel, tries to rescue her. The story set in the 1920’s has been successfully made as a radio drama and television series previously. (21cn)

CRI: Tsui Hark Postpones Shooting His New Action Film (New Dragon Inn)

CRI: Stephen Chow, Cecilia Cheung Promote ‘CJ7: The Cartoon’ in Beijing

CRI: [Film Review] “80’s Generation”

The film “80’s Generation” is screening nationwide and has received numerous different opinions among the young people.

Chow Yun-Fat

Chen Kun, Jiang Wen

CRI: ‘Let the Bullets Fly’ in Soccer Field

Wang Baoqiang training for Cai Lifo Quan 2010 (Choy Lay Fut Kuen 2010)

Training with Norman Chu Siu-Keung

Michelle Ye, Wang Baoqiang

Ng Man-Tat, Michelle Ye

Michelle Ye, Kara Hui (qq)2

Wang Baoqiang is also beginning work in Thailand on the Pang Brothers Perfect Fairy Tale.

Costars include Lau Ching-Wan and Elanne Kwong.

Wang Baoqing, Lau Ching-Wan

Lau Ching-Wan, Wang Baoqiang

Elanne Kwong (Elanne Kong) (Sina) 23

Ma Jian faces off six of the seven Arhats - Seven Arhat (Xinhua)

Brother Sharp still a nervous wreck

Brother Sharp reportedly hid in the toilet for two hours prior to the production launch of the movie ‘Legend of Brother Sharp’ in Nanchang. Dressed in a white shirt and bow tie, he was accompanied by family members but was struck by stage fright and had to be helped to a seat. The SARFT has not yet approved the movie and Brother Sharp is not expected to participate in the filming itself. (Xinhua)

Zhang Ziyi reached a court settlement in the case with the publication that alleged she was having an affair with a wealthy, married business man. This is the case that led to the ‘ink splash-gate’ incident where her advert poster in front of a hotel in Beijing was defaced by mystery men. The incident was caught on film when reporters staked out the Park Hyatt waiting for Maggie Cheung. The publication and Ziyi settled upon a court issued mediation agreement. Ziyi did not attend the proceedings. (Xinhua)

Korean Better Tomorrow

As Screen Daily reported back in December, a Korean remake of A Better Tomorrow, Invincible, is completing production for a Mid Autumn Festival release (Sina)

More on Book Fair Brouhaha

Michael Hui declares Chrisise Chow cute, album not porn

Anthony Wong backs off, says calling Chrissie Chau a prostitute/sex worker a metaphor

In the war of words, Chrisse rebutted Anthony. (Sina)2

Angelababy: Photo albums healthy, not too sexy (Xinhua)

Dennis To (To Yue-Hang): The new Bruce Lee?

Catch the multi-faceted Wang Lee Hom

Wang Lee Hom makes his directorial debut in Love In Disguise, which he also starred in - and he’s determined to show how multi-faceted he can be.

Sammi Cheng looking scary skinny in these Taipei concert photos (Xinhua)

CRI: Singer Sammi Cheng Clears Wedding Dress Rumors

SG: Jet Li opens up about his family

Angelababy (Sina-more)

SG: AngelaBaby seeks to prove her innocence

Angela Yang (also known as AngelaBaby) has been under attack from scathing reports alleging that she had gone under the knife for cosmetic enhancements.

Working on Secret sequel first

‘Star Wars’ creator says laser too much like lightsaber - follow up to 6.19 article

“Star Wars” creator George Lucas wants to force a laser company to stop making a new, high-powered product he says looks too much like the famous lightsaber from his classic sci-fi series.

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