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June 10, 2009

June 10, 2009

Big Soldier (Little General)
The Big Soldier poster

Searching for Jackie Chan opens July 4

(Thanks to David Wells and the Mobius Forum)

‘Bullets Fly’ with Ge You
As well as Ge You, “Let the Bullets Fly” will also star Jiang Wen himself and another “internationally acclaimed big-name”, according to a source close to Jiang Wen. Tabloids speculate it’s likely to be “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” star Chow Yun-Fat.

Confucius Descendant Likes Chow’s Portrayal

John Woo: interview

The Locarno Film Festival has selected 12 projects for its Open Doors co-production lab which this year is devoted to Greater China.

Malaysian filmmaker Michael Chuah Ghiap Hun will direct and star in Fist Of Dragon
Chapman To
The Human Comedy modeled after The Assembly

Costars Chiu Tien-You ,Wong Cho-Nam
Wong Cho-Nam

Anthony Wong
Joe Odagiri
Plastic City stills

One Night in Supermarket (lit. Night Shop) features Xu Zheng, Li Xiaolu

Sek Kin Enter the Dragon action figure hot item online, selling for hundreds of dollars

Gillian Chung: Edison’s apology came too late

Isabella Leong moving to Singapore with baby

Acid attacks
Man injured in Ho Man Tin acid attack
Cold-blooded and evil
Shoppers keep their distance
Tsang hits acid attackers as ‘dregs of society’
Mong Kok CCTV cameras fail to identify acid thrower

April 10, 2009

April 10, 2009

Taking Woodstock poster - Ang Lee

Huang Xiaoming, Richie Jen, Bowie Lam

The Sniper released on DVD today for mainland

New poster for Thirst

Gao YuanyuanJiang Yiyan
Yao Di
Director Lu Chuan
Nanking! Nanking! / City of Life and Death press conference - photo gallery

“Red River” Actor Nick Cheung Votes for Himself in Film Awards Race

Taipei Times Film Reviews
School Days With a Pig (Japan)
This little piggy went to school

Detours to Paradise (Taiwan)
Film critic and educator Rich Lee realizes his filmmaking dream with a sincere tale about two runaway foreign workers

Beautiful Crazy (Taiwan)
An artful combination of improvisational acting, non-linear storytelling, long takes and handheld camerawork make ‘Beautiful Crazy’ a beautiful movie

Big Soldier, Little General - Xu Dongmei(center)Xu Dongmei
Still from Big Soldier, Little General

Xu Dongmei
Jackie Chan video press conference with cast Wang Lee Hom, Xu Dongmei

Li Bingbing to join cast of Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee
Brigitte Lin inivted to play Empress Wu but Tsui Hark has also secretly met with Cherie Chung. Tony Leung Ka-Fai’s participation was announced last month.

Zhao Benshan, Wong Kar-WaiZhao Benshan, Annie Yi
Year-long rumors of a Zhao Benshan/Wong Kar-Wai collaboration heated up when Wong flew to Zhao’s headquarters in Dalian where he operates a dance and theatrical troupe.

Brigitte Lin Resurfaces, A Possible Cooperation With Louis Koo?
Sylvia Chang throws hat in the ring for the Brigitte comeback lottery.

Lady Knight Barbie Hsu Protects Louis Koo in Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog

Confucius: Fans, experts in doubt over making greatest philosopher film star

Li Xiaolu
Li Xiaolu a demoness and Vanness Wu a schizophrenic in upcoming film similar to Rouge (’Waiting For You to Return’)

Ken Yip Wing-Kin to direct
Van Ness Wu featured in “Singapore ghost stories”

Kelly Lin, Sun HongleiNewcomer Xian Seli, Director Li Juyuan, Kelly Lin
Kelly Lin and Sun Honglei attend opening ceremony in Xiamen (’Elegant Gentleman’)(’Dirt Rich in Shanghai’,wikipedia)

Taipei Times Pop Stop

Cherie Chung
I spy: Cherie Chung attending secret business meeting

The article notes that after finishing a three hour dinner with business people, Cherie was all smiles, friendly, polite and courteous. But after the group broke up, her face looked tired, listless and worried. Whether due to concern over finishing the resort or remembering her late husband, the writer could only speculate. :)

Charlene Choi’s album cover tampered with
Twins’ Charlene Choi releases solo album
Charlene Choi Thanks Fans by opening Mini Live Band Show

Cecilia Cheung and Nic Tse Move Into New Multi-Million Dollar Home

Jay Chou breaks Asian celebrity endorsement fee record

Edison Chen flies into Beijing under the radar
Just a week after his hyped up visit to Singapore where he arrived in a private jet and had over twenty security personnel’s protection, Edison Chen touched down in Beijing on Thursday without any security.

He exited the Beijing Airport casually with only two assistants and light luggage on April 9 at 11.40am.

Chen Zemin, Edison’s father, when contacted by Chinese reporters, said that his son was visiting Beijing for private matters.

The father-and-son meeting has been the focus of media especially when the former, who recently declared for bankruptcy, was seen arriving in the Beijing airport earlier in March. However, the father refused to reveal his own whereabouts and only admitted that he is currently still in China. He told reporters that he is eager to meet up with his son as soon as possible

Classic Pictures of Crystal Lau/Liu Yifei

Ariel Lin admits having operation

Jill Vidal’s trial for illegal drug-use will be held on the 24th

Texas Lawmaker Tells Asian-Americans To Get “Easier” Names

Under-skirt photos zoom
There has been a 30 percent jump in the number of people taking under- the-skirt pictures of women on MTR escalators.

April 8, 2009

April 8, 2009

Tina Ti Na and daugther

Tina Ti Na
64 year-old Tina Ti Na is reportedly seriously ill (with cancer?)

But her assistant and son* has denied this. Ti Na had earlier checked into a cancer ward in a private hospital for two weeks.
[*Note: Her son was actually Ti Na's daughter and had a sex change operation 14 years ago]

Jackie Chan goes big on ‘Soldier’
Actor unveils details of his $25 million pic
Jackie Chan veers back to comedy in China
Period actioner follows gritty gang film ‘Shinjuku Incident’

Variety: Romantic Island (South Korea)
Three separate holiday affairs, tenuously connected by their shared destination, are cruisy and bright, though rarely surprising, in the entertaining South Korean criss-crosser “Romantic Island.”

Doomed to Love You poster

Opens April 10

Hu Jun
Hu Jun shaves his head for Bodyguards and Assassins

Carrie Ng
Maria Chan Chai-Ping, Carrie Ng
Carrie Ng returns to movies in a French film, Red Night, now shooting in Hong Kong

She dropped 15kg in weight down to 50kg to make the film.
The film also costars Law Kar-ying and Stephen Huynh and features Cantonese opera.
Stephen Huynh Plays Opera Star in New French Film
Stephen Huynh, Carrie NgLaw Kar-Ying

Zhang Jingchu
Nick Cheung
Red River Beijing preview

Barbie Hsu
Barbie Hsu in Wong Jing’s Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog (or 009)

Dante Lam, Edison, Richie Jen
The Sniper - Down time in the hotel, drinking, dining and signing autographs - photos

Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing secretly shooting a film in Shanghai (’East Wind, Rain’)
Trailer, photo gallery

Liu Yun-Long directs and acts the lead.
Cinematography by Arthur Wong, art direction by Yi Zhenzhou
It looks a lot like Lust, Caution. She plays a KMT spy

Tony Leung Kar-Fai, Anthony Wong
I Corrupt All Cops

Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing for diamond brand

The article makes a comment about her flabby arms in an otherwise perfect form. :)
Fan BingbingFan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing magazine spread - photo gallery

Francis Ng and wife
I spy: Back in Hong Kong, Francis Ng takes his wife on a shopping spree.

Francis waited in the car while his wife and a friend went shopping in the hard to park Causeway Bay area. He scurried to his wife’s aid when she came out laden with bags. ;)

Trial: Edison driver tells of 3-hour laptop lapse

Actor Kal Penn (’Kumar’) joins White House team

Film and TV stars, including Jet Li, Zhou Xun and Li Bingbing, were honored at the 2nd Performance Grand Ceremony of Beijing on April 7.

Controversial Release of Eileen Chang Novel

Fast and Furious? Fuggetaboutit! F1 shanzhai style!
F1 racing car made from scrap

April 6, 2009

April 6, 2009

Gao YuanyuanQin LanLu Chuan, Gao Yuanyuan
Beijing press conference - The City of Life and Death/Nanking! Nanking!

1200 copies of the film to be distributed.

Details behind Big Soldier, Little General
Wang Lee Hom, third choice, picked by Joan Lin (Jackie’s wife). Lin Peng chosen after being spotted at Olympics opening.

Actress Kim Ok-bin Speaks Out About Starring in ‘Thirst’

Zhang Jingchu, Nick Cheung, Rachel Lee
Red River cast holds first press conference in Kunming, Yunnan

Zhang Jiarui reveals Zhangs Jingchu nude scene doubled.

Daniel Wu, the outsider

Industry abuzz about possible Cannes lineup
Asian filmmakers will be well represented. Bong Joon Ho, the auteur behind Korean monster pic “The Host,” will unveil “Mother,” about a woman who searches for a murderer who framed her son. Genre specialist Johnnie To will probably bring his latest, the Hong Kong revenge pic “Vengeance,” though the movie is in French. And Chinese helmer Lu Chuan may debut his “City of Life and Death,” his Nanking massacre pic, which has been generating strong international buzz.

Super Girl Chris Li Yichun secretly spent four days in Shanghai to screen test for Bodyguards and Assassins

Hong Kong Hustle: tours the Film Workshop exhibition

One dream rush in 42 seconds

Dante Lam plays decoy
Dante Lam’s arrival in Singapore decoys Edison seekers

Director Dante Lam lures the enemies away, Edison Chen escaped to Singapore
Edison Chen braves death threat to promote movie in Singapore
Drill and grill for Edison
Edison Chen, Dante Lam, Richie JenEdison
The Sniper press conference - photo gallery

Court hears of Edison Chen sex photos
Computer technician pleads not guilty at beginning of 10-day trial

Michael Tse- TVB Stars Laughing Gor in New Movie
Herman Yau to direct prequel movie to popular TVB series, Shaw Brothers to produce it

Ekin Cheng
Ekin Cheng apologizes for harassment.

A phone number shown in his movie Claustrophia belongs to a teacher at Bejing Foregin Studies University. Since the movie was shown on the mainland, the lecturer has received phone calls every two minutes asking if it is a movie star or connected to the film company.

Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung joins UNICEF visit to visit children affected by last year’s 5.12 earthquake

Chinese activist seeks earthquake truth
Famed artist Ai Wei Wei wants to identify all [students] who died in 2008 quake.
(Thanks, Brian)
“Ai calls his team of young volunteers “a movement.” Every day they go out and gather research, post names on Ai’s website to commemorate the dead and conduct interviews with parents for a documentary film.”

Test driving Google’s China music search

Kim Yu-na’s Fashion Picks in Vogue

Jang Ja-Yun/Jang Ja-Yeon
Figures in actress sex case to be quietly quizzed
Key figures in Jang case face summons
Police to Seek Extradition in Jang Ja-yeon Scandal
Jang Ja-yeon’s manager gets account info seized

China hi-tech exam cheats jailed

April 2, 2009

K100Jeff Lau
Beijing: Jeff Lau unveils Kung Fu Cyborg model dubbed ‘K100′

Intends to make as a series

Cherie Chung
She wants to raise funds to complete her late husband’s project of building a resort hotel in Bali. The construction project has stalled and been delayed since starting in 2004.

Cherie Chung very possibly will return to movie making

Newcomer Lin Peng - Big Soldier
Lin Peng - Big Soldier

Screen Daily: Bona Entertainment, JC Group team on Chan’s Big Soldier
Jackie Chan, Wang Lee Hom
Press conference photo gallery

Lion Rock abandons Woo’s historical epic 1949

No bullet-proof vests for Edison’s bodyguards

Daniel Wu
Daniel Wu magazine photos

“Nanking!” Actress Gao Yuanyuan in Fright

Diver-Turned Actor Hopes to Pass for Hero

Sam Lee
Sam Lee, Shawn Yue
Shawn Yue and Sam Lee shoot TV advert - photo gallery

Rivalry between Mou’s girls never more in fashion
Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi

Li BingbingZhang Ziyi and Leon Lai
OMG dept: Li Bingbing and Zhang Ziyi wearing the same dress!

Jackie Chan to hold concert in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium

Anita Mui's mother
Anita Mui’s mother lost her last appeal in the Supreme Court to get her hands on her daughter’s inheritance

In a new tactic, because of pressure from the lawsuits, she has applied for HK$800,000 travel expense for family and servants. Instead, the court granted HK$70,000 per month for living expenses.

Carol Chu
English translation

Carol Chu, Andy Lau’s bride-to-be, profiled

Televisa in ‘Heaven’ in China
Mexican telenovela Dumb Girls Don’t Go to Heaven adapted for China

Guardian: Storm in South Korea over Jang Ja-yeon’s suicide
SARFT Tightens Grip on Webcast Content

Kelvin Kwan: Cantopop star withdraws from scene amid pot scandal

NBA, Tsingtao team for cheerleading show
CCTV program is part of post-Olympic marketing partnership

Kim Yu-na May Attend University of Toronto
Kim Yu-na is South Korea’s latest sensation after winning the World Championship in figure skating last weekend in Los Angeles

$10M Sex Pact

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