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June 11, 2010

June 11, 2010

New poster for Videocassete of 31 Degrees North Latitude

The film takes place in a mysterious jungle where a legendary Wild Man is said to exist. The videocassette documents the exploration team members effort to find the creature with a local resident acting as their guide. (HunanTV)

Taiwan pulls movies from Shanghai festival

The eight films are “Monga,” “Au Revoir Taipei,” “Hear Me,” “More Than Close,” “Orz Boys,” “Yang Yang,” “Three Times” and “Tonight Nobody Goes Home.”

Jet Li, Wen Zhang (HunanTV)

Li hopes autism film alternative to blockbusters

Jet Li says he hopes that his new movie about autism offers a refreshing alternative to the historical and kung fu epics that dominate the Chinese industry.

A noticeably thinner Li said he lost 18 pounds (8 kilograms) from a thyroid condition.

Film director heavily injured in knife attackDirector is badly cut by gang hired by a jilted lover[6.10.2010]

Three suspects have been arrested (Sina)

(June 10) Love in Cosmo (Swing de Marriage) press conference. Annie Wu and Zhu Yuchen were shocked at the news of director Yan Po’s attack.

Annie Wu

Zhu Yuchen


Beijing premiere of You Deserve To Be Single

Angie Chiu and husband Melvin Wong attended the Beijing premiere of You Deserve To Single

(June 10)

David Wu

Ruby Lin

(Ai Dai on left) Mike He Jun-Xiang

Mike He and Ruby Lin after her wardrobe coverup


Wilson Yip searching for Tree Demon

In a recent interview, Wilson Yip revealed that he is struggling to find the right actor to cast as the Tree Demon. The role has no dialogue but must express the anguish and inner sense of loneliness. (HunanTV)

Michelle Yeoh, Jung Woo-Sung

Reign of Assassins has been invited to open the Venice Film Festival in September. (HunanTV)

Lin Huiyin to be played by Zhang Ziyi

Lin Huiyin and Liang Sicheng will be played by Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen

Xu Zhimo to be played by Ethan Ruan


Chang Chen

Chang Chen, appearing at a watch brand event in Beijing, said he did not know anything about appearing in Lin Huiying. He confirmed he will be costarring with rumored girlfriend Shu Qi in Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s martial arts film Assassin in 8 or 9 months. (Xinhua)

Chen Kun, Zhao Wei

Gordon Chan is trying to reteam Chen Kun and Zhao Wei together (Mulan) for his Painted Skin 2 due to their excellent screen chemistry, depending on her recovery from having a baby. Chan hopes Zhou Xun will also return to complete the cast. Chen Kun turned down an invitation to join the cast of Tsui Hark’s 3D remake of New Dragon Inn. (HunanTV)

Wang Luodan - Most Popular TV Actress Award

Wang Luodan was awarded at the 16th Shanghai TV Festival. She’s appeared in the TV version of Go Lala Go! (Du Lala’s Promotion) and will be seen in the upcoming film Driverless/Unmanned. (Xinhua)

(June 11) Slide show of Zhao Wei arriving at Shanghai Pudong Airport for the upcoming film festival. (Xinhua)(Sina)

August 26, 2009

August 26, 2009

The Founding of a Republic features 172 stars but no guarantee of box office success

Dada’ Dance - Zhang Yuan

Story parallels Noriko Sakai’s recent drug scandal. [This is also Zhang's first film since his own drug arrest.]
Chinese director Zhang Yuan releases first film since drug scandal
[Previous drug arrest reports]

The Message opens September 30

Huang Bo
Huang Bo in black comedy ‘Cow’ opens September 11

“Accident,” Cheang Pou-Soi (China-Hong Kong)
“Tetsuo The Bullet Man,” Shinya Tsukamoto (Japan)
“Prince of Tears,” Yonfan (Hong Kong)
“Chengdu, I Love You,” Fruit Chan, Cui Jian (China) - Closing Film
“Yona Yona Penguin,” Rintaro (Japan)
“Adrift,” Bui Thac Chuyen (Vietnam)
“Cow,” Guan Hu (China)
“1428,” Du Haibin (China)
“Once Upon A Time Proletarian: 12 Tales of a Country,” Guo Xiaolu (China)

Kelly Lin and Ge You attend premiere of Gasp

Jet Li returns to Chinese film
Due to start shooting ‘Ocean Paradise’ in Chinese
Li will star with Taiwanese actress Kwai Lun-mei, last seen in Tsui Hark’s “All About Women,” in the directorial debut of Chinese screenwriter Xue Xiao-lu, titled “Ocean Paradise” in Chinese. Xue has written for director Chen Kaige, working the script for Chen’s 2002 drama “Together With You.”
Jet Li to star in first non-action drama Ocean Heaven
Christopher Doyle will handle cinematography while Hai Chung-man (Curse Of The Golden Flowers) will serve as art director of the film. The release date is set for spring 2010.

Variety: Blood Pledge (South Korea)
Variety: Missing (South Korea)
Variety: Insadong Scandal: Replicated Strokes (South Korea)
Variety: Macabre (Singapore)

Support for China animation lags
Industry fails to develop despite government backing

Donnie Yen plans to give up acting in 2013.

In an NY Times interview (see Aug 20 post), Yen said he plans to concentrate on behind the lens directing and action choreography after finishing his 2012 obligations.

Sammi Cheng reveals she once had depression

[I think the film they are referring to is Everlasting Regret]

Mike He: I’m being framed again

‘Jewel in the Palace’ star weds in US
Lee Young-ae is also known for her role in the Park Chan-wook film “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.”

Stars attend Dayo Wong’s stage show

Andy Lau and Carol Chu returning to Hong Kong from Malaysia

First public acknowledgment of their relationship
Andy Lau and girlfriend appear together publicly (English)

Yang Lijun
Article recalls the many (rumored) loves in Andy Lau’s life

Danny Poon, Idy Chan, Yue Hoh-Yan, Anita Mui, Rosamund Kwan, Yang Lijun (the crazy fan)
More airport photos, and, still, more

Andy Lau apologized on his blog for creating the chaos at the two airports and thanked fans for their concern

Andy avoided questions from media while leaving his apartment

Carina Lau
Carina Lau at Hong Kong Airport

When questioned about Tony’s injuries, Carina smiled and replied, ‘OK, la’. Article notes her HK$100k handbag, too.

Vivian Chow
Vivian Chow and Rosemary attend fall fashion show

Vivian is described as adopting a dishevelved, wild cat (or is it cougar?) look

Guests at Dorian Ho’s fall fashion show

Universally unimpressed with this year’s Miss Hong Kong contestants
[Reigning Miss Hong Kong Edelweiss Cheung was denied the opportunity to crown the new Miss HK. Instead, Loletta Chu, Miss Hong Kong 1977 and Henry Fok's former daughter-in-law, crowned Sandy Lau]

August 11, 2009

August 11, 2009

Michael Tse, Fala ChanJaime Chik, Michael Miu
Charmaine Sheh, Bobby AuyeungShirley Yeung
Bernice Liu, Lam FungFrancis Ng
Laughing Gor opening ceremony

Donnie Yen and Lynn XiongWith Huang Xiaoming
Ip Man 2 launch ceremony in Foshan

Bruce Lee introduced
Jiang Daiyan
Bruce Lee selected - more photos

Tang Wei rumored to have a guest role in Founding of the Nation

Angie Chiu
Angie Chiu will appear in Stanley Kwan’s Dancing With The Heart/Energy Behind the Heart as a mysterious Russian

Shu Qi and Aaron Kwok shooting stunt scene for City Under Siege

Olympic girl Lin Miao-Ke appearing in TV drama

Hollywood Reporter: Zhang Ziyi stars in novice director’s ‘Revenge’

Jack Neo’s latest ‘offering’ brings horror to another dimension
Neo has departed from the norm with “Where Got Ghost” to look at the departed.

Korea selects Mother as foreign-language Oscar entry

Zhang Zi-yi - the actress with a foul mouth

“Everything is All Right” about Zhang Ziyi and Fiance

Jet Li Launches Gym Training Program

July 20, 2009

July 20, 2009

Kent Cheng
Hong Kong celebrity charity bowling tournament - Kent Cheng

Exhibition in Hong Kong commemorates 36th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death

Movies 101: Who are the top young Asian American leading men in Hollywood?

APA Magazine: Park Chan-wook’s Insatiable Thirst

Jang Back to Silver Screen in 4 Years
Jang Dong-gun returns to the silver screen for the first time in four years, in a comedy featuring him as a handsome president.

Fan Bingbing - The Message

Leon Jay Williams aka William
Stephen Fung, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Edison Chen
Stephen Fung’s Jump -reshot with Leon Jay Williams in one week

SARFT approves Jump for exhibition.
Fantastic Water Babies with Gillian Chung still unreleased

Li Xiaolu
One Night in Supermarket premieres in Shenzhen

Variety review

Chinese movies struggle to make ends meet despite pretty box office

China backs Mandarin in film, TV
Historical dramas, kids’ fare must avoid dialects

Lin Chi-Ling’s image used without authorization to advertise abortions at gynocology clinic

The ad promises two minute painless abortions for 400 yuan.

Cecilia Cheung at Swing concert
Cecilia Cheung denies pregnancy

Cecilia Cheung/concert photos

Angie Chiu
Angie Chiu in Beijing promoting beauty care product in Beijing

With Ti Lung's wife
Oddest piece of news out Hong Kong: Brigitte Lin pregnant?

Hong Kong’s 3 Weekly wonders. After seeming to be preparing for a comeback working with a fitness coach her enthusiasm has recently cooled. So the magazine raises the question after spotting Brigitte visiting a medical building in Central earlier this month.

June 15, 2009

June 15, 2009

Anthony Wong, Miriam Yeung, Richie Ren
Shanghai: Anthony Wong, Miriam Yeung, Richie Ren

Zhou Xun, Li Bingbing
Zhou Xun, Li Bingbing promote The Message

Lynn Xiong and Donnie Yen promote Ip Man 2

Gan Wei, KX, Sun Li
200 Mln Yuan Box Office Predicted for “Cyborg”

Fan Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi
“Sophie’s Revenge” to be Released in August

Ten former Miss Hong Kong contestants (*crowned):
Anita Yuen*, Angie Chiu, Michelle Reis*, Ada Choi, Monica Chan, , Kenix Kwok, Sonija Kwok*, Lee San-San*, Charmaine Sheh, Loletta Chu*
Anita Yuen, 1990
Angie Chiu, 1973
Michelle Reis, 1988

This year’s hopefuls

55 year-old Angie Chiu was in Shanghai to shoot an advert and went dining out at a hotel with her husband. A throng of fans separated the two. In the scrum, she became a victim of exuberant grabby handed male fans until her husband rescued her.

Teresa Teng
Teresa Teng’s 1982 broken engagement to Kuok Khoon Chen, Malaysian sugar king

Three conditions of marriage from Kuok family: give up singing and acting career, give up connections with show business, draw the line against male friends.

Isabella Leong
Five conditions Isabella Leong must pass to marry Richard Li

1) Return to Hong Kong, 2)Sign a prenuptial agreement, (so far she’s received two San Francisco mansions and cash worth HK$200M) 3) Avoid scandal, 4) Continue education, 5) Divination reviewed by Cai Boli (a geomancy elder). In her favor, Isabella possesses, the ‘5 thins, 5 longs’ signs of inborn riches and honor - thin ears, thin eyes, thin lips, thin skinned, thin back, long facial features, height, lots of pull, foot length, and head length.

Yu Na Poses Sexy in a Men’s Magazine

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