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July 4, 2011

July 4, 2011

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ChinaDaily: The science of martial arts

Veteran Hong Kong director Peter Chan’s latest film aims to demystify martial arts, while also tackling moral dilemmas.

He, too, wanted to give the old genre a new spin, but could not figure out how until 2009 when hesaw a television program, which depicted in detail how a bullet penetrates a person’s skin, flesh,veins and heart.

Reel China: It’s Rough out West for Chinese Films (LATimes)

Films that have been blockbusters in China have failed to find much of a market in the U.S. Zhang Yimou’s $100-million “The Heroes of Nanking,” with Christian Bale and large portion of English dialogue, tries to change that.

…despite its Hollywood-style violence and an actor with international name recognition, “Let the Bullets Fly” hasn’t even managed to find a distributor in the United States.

Interview: Chrissie Chau (TimeOutHK)

Starting out as a toothpaste-dripping lang mo, Chrissie Chau has gone from rom-com sidekick to a leading lady in two years…It would be an injustice to presume Chrissie Chau is a bad actress purely because of her spectacular figure.

FBA: The Detective 2

A notch down overall on the quirky original but with a stronger third act.

Bai Ling reveals dark memories of Chinese army

Actress Bai Ling said she is confronting a dark chapter from her past: sexual abuse she suffered as a teenager at the hands of Chinese army officers.

Filming for the South Korean Oceans-like caper film, working title Thieves, has begun on the Tai Pak Floating Restaurants in Aberdeen, Hong Kong.

Kim Hye-Su, Simon Yam

Jeon Ji-Hyun, Angelica Lee (Sina)

New stills from My Kingdom with Han Geng, Barbie Hsu and Wu Chun


A third TVB film production, following “72 Tenants of Prosperity” and “I Love Hong Kong” wrapped after only 20 days. Produced by Eric Tsang and directed by Chung Shu-Kai, the cast will again include a variety of TVB actors including Fiona Sit, Fala Chen, and Michael Tse. Even with only a 20 day shooting schedule, Eric Tsang promises it will not lack in quality. The two previous films were Lunar New Year films but this one will be released in August to avoid heavy competition. The film (lit. Invincible Gods) is a TVB-Hunan Satellite TV co-production.

Wong Cho-Lam, Lee Sze-Chit, Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee, Louis Yuen

Lee Sze-Chit

Louis Yuen

Fiona Sit

Eric Tsang and Richard Ng (Sina-gallery)

39 year-old Ronald Cheng and girlfriend Yu Sumin have registered to marry. According to law, he must marry within 3 months. Hong Kong media reports that the marriage registry application was dated June 20. (Xinhua)

MSN: Cecilia Cheung’s eldest son to adopt her surname? (July 4)

MSN: Cecilia Cheung denies receiving divorce papers (July 4)

A1: Nic and Cecilia break their pre-nup (July 3)

MSN: Nicholas Tse signs divorce papers (July 1)

MSN: Zhou Dongyu pulls-strings

The public is currently speculating that teenage actress Zhou Dongyu is about to get into the prestigious Beijing Film Academy not because of her exam scores, but because of her connections

Conflicting reports of exam scores (Sina)2

MSN: Yeoh from Myanmar to Monaco

A1: Maggie Cheung receives degree in Scotland

April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011

FBA: Marriage with a Liar review (7/10)

Tightly constructed rom-com makes a virtue of its modest budget and lack of starpower.

The film is in three distinct acts, is grounded in the idea of a third person entering a relationship, is set during three days prior to a wedding, and frequently flashes back “three hours earlier”. On a less auteurist note, it’s probably the first movie to feature a special thanks to a well-known luxury condom in its end titles.

CRI: Liu Yifei Inhales New Role

Liu Yifei has been cast to play concubine Yuji in the historical film “White Vengeance”…thanks to her nose!

“I like her nose very much,” director Daniel Lee gave his praise to Liu on Thursday, “It shows the tenacious side of a purely beautiful actress.” (CF)

Two romance films focusing on topical social issues, “Stand By Me” and “Mr. and Mrs. Single,” hit the screens this week.

Li Chen and Dong Xuan in Stand By Me (lit. Struggle)


CF: 60 Stars Gather for “Eagle Shooting Heroes”

CF: “Together” Screens on Beijing Student Film Festival

The HIV/AIDS-themed documentary, “Together” was screened on The 18th Beijing Student Film Festival (BSFF) on April 6 in Beijing. Producer Jiang Wenli and director Zhao Liang attended the ceremony,

A1: Aaron and Ziyi’s new movie may not come here (SG)

This is because they consider the Chinese movie’s theme too serious for audiences here.

According to these distributors, Singaporeans are not as keen on serious dramas as they are on comedies and action-packed fare.

Poster for Mr. and Mrs. Single (Eason Chan, Rene Liu)

Once Upon a Time in Tibet opens today

Song Jia plays a Tibetan woman

Director Dai Wei (Sina)2-gallery

Mavis Pan Shuang Shuang - Love Finally

Love Finally is described as a male version of Sex and the City and opens in May. It costars Jerry Yuan Chengjie. (Sina)

Mickey He Sheng-Ming

Mickey He costars with Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Peter Ho Yun-Tung in Biandi Langyan (lit. Alarms Everywhere) which wraps in May for a Lunar New Year release. (Sina)

TMZ: 911 Call for Bai Ling at ‘Celebrity Rehab’ (Mar.8)

Bai Ling will be on the upcoming season of Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab

I went to sleep at 3am Saturday woke up Sunday 10pm, 10pm? When I opend my eyes thought it was 10am but wondered why so dark then checked my phone again and again, yes almost there is a little ghost jumped out of my phone saying:
” 10pm 10pm< its time to wake up for breakfast 10pm 10pm…..” Yes I checked again my phone yes it is 10pm, I could not believe my eyes, then saw so many messages realized I really did sleep for that long, missed all kinds of meetings dinner party and phone calls, but felt first of all did not know how or where I was, but then kind of liked the quite night, it actully made me happy, then got up eat something for 2 hours then went to sleep again, wow!!! It really took a lot out of me the show, guess I am not yet used to this kind of show, that’s why I went to the roof:) I was kind of tortured but in the way I would say (you tell me when you watch the show), but why was I feeling so slow, seemed everything is in slow motion, even the flame of fire in front of me is waving its body in a slow motion erotic way…… Beautiful…… Just sharing my feelings with you
,.. (Bai Ling’s blog)

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

Barbie Hsu’s wedding, Shu Qi’s and Eddie Peng’s vist to the  F*cking Place, Jay Chou

CNNGo: 3D porn could boost mainland Chinese tourism to Hong Kong

Bikini Vonnie seduces co-star?

Busty soft porn actress Vonnie Lui Hoi Yan is being singled out for seducing her married “Sex And Zen: Extreme Ecstasy co-star, Japanese actor Hayama Hiro as they went bikini shopping together.

Pan, who is currently embroiled in a ‘bedroom photo’ scandal with popular Hong Kong actor Raymond Lam, claimed that she was cheated into taking these revealing photos, some of which even exposed her private regions, when she was still a teenager.

“I was very timid at the time, I was in my teens, I got scared and cried but they threatened me and asked me to pay damages. I came to Beijing against my family’s wishes. I had no money so I took the photos,” said Pan sombrely.

MSN: Raymond Lam advises Pan Shuang Shuang not to burn bridges

Mavis Pan: No rough stuff!

A1: Model denies accusations of leaking photos on purpose (Gallery) (Sina)(2)

MSN: Is Ronald Cheng going to be a dad?

The Hong Kong singer-actor’s girlfriend was said to be pregnant

MSN: Shu Qi shows off her sexy back

The Hong Kong actress is rumoured to be dating Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng


MSN: Show Luo’s eyes insured for S$13 million

Chinese netizens revealed how much celebs are being insured for

January 11, 2011

January 11, 2011

CRI: ’Single Men and Women’ Releases Posters (Don’t Go Breaking My Heart)

Director Johnnie To explained his view of a love story, “In most times, a woman can’t get married not because she has no choice but because she has too many choices.” And in this case there is competition between two excellent guys. It is said that the only way to win a girl’s heart is to treat her with sincerity.

CRI: Theme Song Released for ‘What Women Want’

Andy Lau sings in English for the first time in a long time.

CRI:New Stills out: Valiant Cecilia Cheung

“Lady Generals” is inspired by the ancient saga of a large family in which widows followed their husbands’ steps into the battlefield. Mu Guiying was the most famous one among the lady generals of the Yang family.


Ni Dahong and Ge Siran shoot a scene for ‘Blocked’ (lit.Traffic Jam)


CRI: Faye Wong, Eason Chan Sing Together for ‘Eternal Moment’ (Sina)


FBA: Iron Fists shoot underway in China

Corey Yuen is directing the action sequences. Related: [10.8.2010][1.1.2010]

AP: Chinese director coy on political satire’s message (Let the Bullets Fly)

MSN: Miriam Yeung beats Tang Wei to win Best Actress

Mirian Yeung, Best Actress (Perfect Wedding)

Teddy Robin, Best Actor (Gallants) (Sina)

Chow Yun-Fat has dropped out of Lu Chuan’s King’s Feast. Instead, Daniel Wu will join the cast that includes Liu Ye. (Sina)

Rare photo of Bai Ling hiding from photographer! :D

Bai Ling in Beijing (Sina)

You can see her New Year’s photos with Pam Anderson, Jennifer Hudson and Faye Dunaway on her blog.

Angelababy has opened a beauty shop in Causeway Bay. She invested 1 million yuan into the business.


Actress-model Christine Yoen (Yeung Ding-Ting) and Angelababy at the opening ceremony. (Xinhua)2

(Jan.11) Charlene Choi attends the opening of a glass exhibition. (Sina-slide show)

MSN: Jaycee Chan meets younger half-sister secretly

It was rumoured that the Hong Kong singer-actor hoped to end the animosity

Sally Yeh laments diabetic condition

October 2, 2010

October 2, 2010

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FBA: Beach Spike puts on a wrap

Detective Dee: Big-budget ‘wuxia’ meets Agatha Christie

FBA: Golden Horse looks inward

Golden Horse nominations major categories. Full list.

Tang Wei up for Golden Horse

Nominated Best Supporting Actor, Actress

Best Supporting Actress, Zhang Jingchu (Aftershock) and Best Supporting Actor, Nicholas Tse (Bodyguards and Assassins) (Sina)2

Cecilia Cheung is reported to be joining Tang Wei in Jingle Ma’s film Dynamic Angel (reported as Race Car by CRI). Rene Liu and Han Jae-Seok are also cast in the South Korean coproduction. Cecilia will start after wrapping Raymond Wong’s Lunar New Year film (lit. Wedding is the Strongest Thing). Jingle Ma directed Cecilia in Fly Me to Polaris to help launch her career. Tang Wei will be attending the upcoming Pusan International Film Festival this week to support Late Autumn. (Xinhua)(Sina)

Spoooky poster for The Island (Sina)

Speaking of Bai Ling,

Milwaukee: International actress Bai Ling joins local film production, Petty Cash

“My hot hot shooting in Milwaukee, what a wonderful time I am having here, what wonderful production and sweet people I am working with, what a joy and gift, so much love I am receiving……

I call Milwaukee milk town cause so many cows in the distance…”

Carrie Ng on set of Calvin Poon’s Derailed Women

Edison Chen, grateful for support of girlfriend Vincy Yeung (Sina)

Karen Mok performed in a Macau concert for the Asian Games (Xinhua)

Gigi Leung sang in a Hong Kong concert celebrating China’s National Day. Other artists included Alan Tam, Hacken Lee, Priscilla Chan. (Xinhua)

More photos of Carina Lau getting the VIP treatment at the Ferragamo-owned Lungarno Hotel. (Xinhua)

Elaine Ng’s daughter

Rumors have been circulating that Jackie Chan has not been paying child support and that is the reason Elaine Ng returned to Hong Kong to do promotional work. (Sina)

Carol Zhu

Hong Kong tabloids report that Andy Lau’s wife, now 44 years old, is 3 months pregnant. Two newly hired bodyguards have been seen accompanying Carol according to reports. (Sina)

May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

No Kidding poster

Probably not a film coming to your local art house

A group of rich farmers decide to make their own film but must overcome difficulties. The Henan dialect comedy has been a big success making 1M yuan its first month since opening March 12 and has been given a 40 day run where most films are released for only 15-20 days. The movie opens in Beijing June 10. (Sina)2

Bai Ling


Bai Ling attended the Taipei premiere of Wu Tsung-Te’s black comedy Comedy Makes You Cry (lit. Spring Auction) yesterday. Fellow cast members Bai Ping-Ping, Lai Lin-En and others also joined the director. (Xinhua)(Sina)

Wong Jing

Wong Jing  is Huang Yi’s fan!

Huang Yi, Nicholas Tse

Nicholas Tse, Nick Cheung

Huang Yi

Wong Jing’s costume comedy action film God of Fortune Inn held a production launch event yesterday in Beijing. Cast members Nick Cheung, Liu Yang, and Tong Dawei joined Wong Jing   (Sina)2

Vivian Hsu


(Taiwan) Vivian Hsu attended the premiere of her film The Star and the Sea (formerly The Musician) which kicked off the 2nd Annual Cross-Straits Film Festival. Her mother bought 100 tickets for her friends and relatives, while 50 fans from Hong Kong and Taiwan also attended. (Sina)

CRI: Jay Chou Sings Theme Song for “Ocean Heaven”

Dubbed as Jet Li’s first non-action work in his career, the movie tells a touching story between a father and his only son. When the father finds out that he is terminally ill, he decides to teach his only son, who is autistic, to live on his own.

CRI: Zhao Wei to Judge Golden Goblet Awards

Zhao Wei, also known as Vicki Zhao, was confirmed on Thursday to be one of the seven judges for the Golden Goblet Awards at the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).

CRI: Actress Kelly Chan and Baby Son

August 7, 2009

August 7, 2009

Taipei Times Film Review: Simplicity unveils a complex character in ‘Yang Yang’

HK Magazine: Overheard film review

‘Yasukuni’ Cuts Into Spiritual Dimension

Xu Jinglei Creates High-Fashion Du Lala
“Du Lala’s Promotion”, adapted from a bestselling Chinese novel of the same name, centers on a woman named Du Lala who takes the high road to get promoted.
More cast photos

Huang Yi
Huang Yi reprises Lin Chi-Ling in Light-Transcending Pandora’s Box

Stills from new trailer of The Message

New Photos of ‘Yang Guifei’

Anthony Wong as Tang emperor Xuanzong

Outfest 2009: An interview with Francoise Yip

APA Top Ten: Hayao Miyazaki Scenes

Taiwan denies boycotting Australian film festival
GIO criticizes withdrawal of the movie ‘Miao Miao’

Action! A New Type of Kung Fu Movie Is Set to Hit the Screens (Bodyguards and Assassins)
“Bodyguards and Assassins” Trailer

Zhang Mo
Zhang Yimou’s daughter Zhang Mo has joined the crew of Three Guns

26 year-old Zhang Mo will work as editor on the film. She graduates this year from NYU Graduate Film School. Originally, Zhang Mo originally entered Columbia law school but changed her studies. She has also married an American.

Shu QiDaniel Wu
Leon LaiSimon Yam
Daniel Wu dressed as Bruce Lee
Miriam YeungMichelle YeDenise HoIvanna WongLam Ka-Tung
Shawn Yue, Alan MakPeter Lam
Media Asia boss Peter Lam hosts a star-studded birthday party

Jay Chou might replace Stephen Chow in The Green Hornet!
Jay’s Pandaman a copycat?

Stylish Faye Wong Shops in Hong Kong

Zhang Ziyi’s relationship on the rocks

Jet Li Promotes ‘Wuji’ Exercise

Bai Ling
Bai Ling in Taipei at promotion for film Black Fairy

McDull Movie Creators Plan Spin-off Products

Internship with Hong Kong-based film company

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Malaysia considers Web filter similar to PRC’s Green Dam

June 8, 2009

June 8, 2009

Chow Yun-Fat and descendant of Confucius
Chow Yun-Fat gets encouragement from 77th generation descendant of Confucius

Fan Bingbing
“Wheat” Premiere to Open Shanghai Film Fest
Wheat” is He Ping’s first film in six years after his 2003 adventure film “Warriors of Heaven and Earth”. The story is set against the backdrop of the decisive battle of Changping (260 B.C.) during the Warring States Period in ancient China.

Tony Leung Ka-Fai
Iron Road also screening

A Difficult ‘Message’
Calling “The Message” the most challenging film she has ever been involved in, Zhou [Xun] says much of the time she had to rely on alcohol and sleeping pills.
Zhou Xun
Press conference photos


Raymond Wong plan $100M movie fund

Korean actress Gianna Jun is surprised she’s tough enough to handle her fighting role in her first English-speaking movie

Veteran Korean Actress Do Kum-bong Passes Away

Anna Chi: A film career that came by special order - Dim Sum Funeral
CliffsNotes for Dim Sum Funeral
Asia Pacific Arts watches Dim Sum Funeral, so you don’t have to.
APA: The Gift of Bai Ling
Some may argue that Bai Ling is overexposed. But please, try to see it from her perspective.

Fan Bingbing is a busy actress: East Wind Rain, Sophie’s Revenge, Bodyguards and Assassins, Wheat, Future Cops, Shinjuku Incident - photo gallery

Colin Chou filming a car chase scene

Shu Qi has recently cut her hair and started filming a Benny Chan film (lit. City on Alert) produced by Alvin Lam. Aaron Kwok will star.

Wu Jing and Colin Chou(?)
The highlight of the story is that Wu Jing is caught ‘mining’ his nostrils

Isabella Leong Gives Birth - Li Ka Shing Lets Go of Past Misgivings

Vivian Chow, but where's her husband Joe Nieh?
Sally Yip and George Lam after concert
George Lam in concert at Hung Hom Coliseum

Edison Chen met with reporters outside his hotel

Preparing to leave Hong Kong, he did not say when he planned to return to entertainment world.
Edison Chen Appears in Beijing…loaded with baggage
Gillian Chung
Gillian Chung says Edison’s apology too late but she accepts it

Would not mind working with Edison again. Manager Mani Fok, ‘I mind!’

Carina LauLi Bingbing
Carina Lau, ‘Faye Wong and Brigitte Lin have not retired.’

Conroy Chan and Josie Ho wedding ceremony (2002)

Ruckus in a sweet shop

Josie Ho gets upset with Conroy Chan over Dream Home

Cheer Chen implicated by brother’s losses in stock speculation

Plastic Surgery Gate: “Little Cecilia Cheung” Gong Mi (ChinaSMACK)

Joanna Wang: It’s a shame to be a pop singer

Who is Korea’s Edison Chen?

China ‘plans computer curbs’

24 hurt in another Mong Kok acid attack

April 17, 2009

April 17, 2009

City of Life and Death - Beijing Premiere
Qin Lan (Photos: Yuanyuan

Jiang Yiyan
City of Life and Death Beijing Premiere
Nanjing! City of Life or Death?

Detective Dee Poster

Carina Lau pips Brigitte Lin and Cheri Chung!
Carina Lau to play Empress Wu in Tsui Harks’s Detective Dee

Her manager denies pregnancy rumors
Carina Lau to Play Emperor Wu Zetian

Tang Wei, Andy On
Crossing Hennessy - Tang Wei and Andy On shooting scene in street

East Wind, Rain - Wang Baoqiang Is a ‘Xiao Kai’ in Shanghai

Taipei Times: Invitation Only review
‘Invitation Only’ is Taiwan’s answer to torture porn films like ‘Saw’ and ‘Hostel’

Variety: Sarkissian on ‘Mad’ mission
Producer to remake two Johnnie To films, The Mad Detective and The Mission

Movie preview: “Inglorious Basterds”

Bai Ling goes where the action is
Bai Ling, Crazy Cool
Bai Ling Wants To Know If You’re Naked
Bai Ling Explains “Nipple” Book

Alex Fong Lik-Sun, Gillian Chung
Almost forgotten Fantastic Water Babes being reviewed by Mainland censors. Albert Yeung hopes for a release this year and new film work for Gillian.

‘Lurking’ with Sun Honglei - TV series

Shing Fui-On amd Maria Cordero
Shing Fui-On has recovered from throat(?) cancer but lost his sense of taste

Diagnosed in 2004, he was successfully treated with chemotherapy. Now he has to use his imagination when he eats.

Taipei Times Pop Stop

Elaine Ng plans for daughter to meet “father”
Former Miss Asia Elaine Ng was said to have illegitimately bore Jackie Chan a baby girl nine years ago though neither party confirmed this allegation by the Hong Kong media. To compensate her daughter, who has grown up without a father, Ng sought the help of her friends to sound Chan out for a meeting with the nine-year-old Etta Ng.

Since the mother and daughter moved to Shanghai in 2001, they have been residing in a villa and Etta has also been attending a prestigious school where annual fees are close to S$20,000.

An insider said, “Elaine has arranged for Etta to study in an international school to prevent her daughter’s status from affecting her relationships with friends. However, due to Jackie Chan’s worldwide fame, even foreign students know who Etta’s father is and have purposely used the name “Jackie” to crack jokes with her, annoying the little girl and hurting her mother.”

Though the girl has avoided asking about her father in fear of displeasuring her mother, a pediologist has certified that Etta is now capable of managing a meeting her father. Ng has thus secretly sought help from her old friends, Sandra Ng and Margie Tseng, to relay a message to Chan, hoping that he would meet with his “daughter”.

Edison Chen receives threat mail again! (via Apple Daily)
Hong Kong’s Apple Daily received an anonymous package containing a lighter, some silvery powder and a Sniper movie poster that was torn out of Apple Daily’s own pages dated April 9. With Chen’s portrait on the poster, Apple Daily speculated that the mail is targeted at him once again.

Last month, Hong Kong media received two packages, each containing a bullet, with notes that advised Chen to refrain from attending any promotional events from April 4 onwards, regardless of countries, to avoid bringing danger to his life. Despite the death threats, Chen still “risked his life” to promote the movie Sniper in Singapore early this month. He was also in Shanghai and Beijing thereafter for business meetings, disregarding the bullet threats.

Apple Daily reported the new threat to police on Tuesday afternoon at 2.40p.m. The bomb disposal team and HAZMAT (hazardous materials) tender truck were deployed for at Apple Daily’s office.

At press time, the case had been handed over to the Regional Crime Unit for further investigation. The police have not confirmed if the mail is directly related to Chen.

Chen’s godfather, Anthony Wong, expressed his concern about the matter at a China event. “First, let’s not talk about Edison Chen making a comeback; the most important thing now is to locate the loony. We are very worried for Edison,” he said.

Wong said his godson had not spoken about his “misfortune” but hoped that the public can give the latter another chance.

Jeon Ji-Hyun (Photo: Korean Herald)
Jeon Ji Hyun’s phone duplicators get punished
Jeon Ji-hyun is Chinese?

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