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June 6, 2011

June 6, 2011

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — dleedlee @ 9:20 pm

THR:  ScreenSingapore Rolls Out The Red Carpet With ‘The Devil Inside Me’

A1: Zhang Ziyi adds glitz to ScreenSingapore opening

Zhang Ziyi

Poster for My Kingdom

(Sina)

Two mirror-image concept posters for Gordon Chan’s Mural

Deng Chao, Betty Sun Li, Yan Ni and Collin Chou lead the cast (Sina)

Andrew Lau’s A Beautiful Life opens in Taiwan June 17.

Shu Qi, Liu Ye

Liu Ye, Shu Qi, Andrew Lau (Sina)

Chow Yun-Fat and wife arrived in Beijing to promote the upcoming Founding of a Party/Beginning of the Great Revival

(Sina)

Gillian Chung shows off her new short haircut in series of photos posted on Weibo

(Xinhua)

Cheer Chen is off to Africa for hunger and drought charity work

(Sina-slideshow)

Wong Jing: Nicholas Tse is a devoted lover (MSN)

Close friend and director Wong Jing speaks up on Nicholas Tse’s behalf and clarifies the rumours of a “third party” in Nicholas’s marriage

Cecilia death threatA1: Cecilia’s threatens to kill sons and herself

With the current divorce debacle surrounding Hong Kong celebrity couple; Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung, various sources claim that the actress had threatened to kill her two children and commit suicide

Nicholas & Cecilia KL show-off

It is reported that Cecilia would bring their two sons Lucas and Quintus to celebrate Father’s Day with Nicholas while they try to resolve their differences.

The Hong Kong Heavenly King avoided the topic on his betrothal amount to Lynn Xiong’s mother

Sina Weibo aims to take down Twitter with US version

August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010

CRI: 3D “The Legend of Silk Boy” to be Released on August.20

Jackie Chan is the voice of the hero, Xu Rongcun, while the film’s director, David Liu, also worked on “Star Trek”, “Transformer” and “Toy Story”.

The cast also includes Li Bingbing, Li Yang and comedian Zhou Libo, who speaks in a Shanghainese dialect for his character.

FBA: Toronto unleashes Butcher in madness

The 35th Toronto International Film Festival (9-19 Sep 2010) will host the world premiere of Wu Ershan’s anarchic action-comedy The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman [ previously Legend of the Kitchen Knife here] in its Midnight Madness section.

The film is the first feature from Daniel Yu’s Beijing-based production company First Cut Features, founded in June 2008. Yu previously produced the Focus First Cuts series, including Crazy Stone.

In Butcher, a lowly pork vendor tries to steal the heart of a top courtesan, a mute learns how to cook to avenge the death of his father and a warrior attempts to become the world’s number one, all with the help of a magical blade.

The martial-arts comedy stars Ando Masanobu, Ben Chang You and Kitty Zhang.

Karena Lam

Don Quixote poster featuring Karena Lam

CRI: Karena Lam Announces Retirement from Entertainment Industry

HK actress Karena Lam quit showbiz?

With the expiration of her eight year contract with Filmko last year, Karena Lam has effectively withdrawn from the movie business. She has declined to appear for publicity events for her most recent film Don Quixote which she worked on under a tacit agreement. According to friends, Karena has been studying photography, ceramics and architecture in Canada and France. After the expiration of her contract, she rarely appeared in public and last month she dismissed her assistant of many years. Even though Filmko was willing to extend her contract, Karena was unmoved. Now 31 years old, Karena grew up in Canada and at the age of 15 signed a 5 year development contract in Taiwan as a singer against her parents wishes. After being put on ice after a falling out, she went to Hong Kong in 2001 where she made her first film, July Rhapsody, and won Best Supporting Actress. Karena made twenty films in 5 years but her career subsequently stalled. (Xinhua)(21cn)

Guangzhou premiere press conference for Stool Pigeon

Guei Lun-Mei

Miao Pu, Nick Cheung

Liu Kai-Chi

Liu Kai-Chi

Audience favorite, Liu Kai-Chi won HKFA’s Best Supporting Actor in 1993 for his role in Cagemen and was nominated three more times for Internal Affairs 2, SPL and Beast Stalker. (Sina)2

Liu Ye as young Mao Zedong

Li Qin

Li Qin plays Mao’s second wife, Yang Kaihui

Liu Ye and Li Qin

The Founding of a Party (tentative title) held a low key opening lens ceremony. Filming is scheduled for 5 months with a 2011 release. (Sina)2

Jiang Wen and Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro recently visited the Shanghai World Expo and was unnoticed by the public. Later, De Niro visited Jiang Wen in Beijing and watched an early preview of Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly. Afterward, even though the special effects and music has not been completed, De Niro praised the film as thrilling, funny and fantastic. He offered his own people to provide the subtitling because if he wanted to attract American audiences native English speakers would be preferable. The following day, in honor of De Niro’s 67th birthday, Jiang Wen held a banquet complete with the Godfather theme. He also gave De Niro a handwritten scroll with the character ‘Warrior’. (Sina)

Poster for Cheer Chen’s Sept. 4 Guangzhou ‘Summer Etude’ concert (21cn)

CRI: Tsai Chin to Start New Concert Tour

SG: Jay Chou late for Lee Hom’s Love In Disguise opening

SG: Andy Hui fesses up

SG: Huang Xiaoming rails at AngelaBaby in public

SG: Lucas Tse’s Disney birthday bash

Lucas

Lucas and Quintus

(Xinhua)(Sina-slide show)

Aaron Kwok says no to cohabitation

The 44-year-old star who graced the opening of a fitness centre in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district on Tuesday revealed that he was dead against cohabitation.

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

Trailer

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.
Trailer


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


http://ent.sina.com.cn/y/p/2009-06-08/12192553583.shtml


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 13, 2009

April 13, 2009

Brigitte Lin

Empress Wu?

Andy Lau joins Tsui Hark to pursue Brigitte Lin for Detective Dee
Shooting begins next month at Hengdian Studio for Detective Dee with a new Chinese title.

The Sniper: Not by a long shot

Director Yang Shares Life Story in ‘Breathless’ (South Korea)

No jackpot yet for Hollywood in Korean film remakes

‘Dragonball Evolution’ Flops
Manga adaptation finds no love on big screen

Variety: Huairou hosts booming local business

New facility competes with Hengdian Studios


Lifting the Veil on a North Korean Obsession


Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee - Red River

78 NGs in scene hitting Zhang Jingchu

Wang Xueqi, Wang Baijie
Wang BaijieWang Baijie
Wang Baijie and Wang Xueqi shave heads for Bodyguards and Assassins

Impression - Hainan Island


Images from Zhang Yimou’s production Impression - Hainan Island

Cherie Chung

Cherie Chung baptized as Catholic like her late husband


Denies rumors of return to film

Nancy Sit Returns to Work


Nic Tse
Nic Tse sports new look with short hair during mainland music tour

Shu Qi
I spy: Shu Qi at Hong Kong airport

Avoids questions about Feng Xiaogang’s remarks that Hong Kong people don’t understand Mainland films

Vivian Chow and Joe Nieh

With father-in-law Ni Kuang

Joe Nieh, Vivian Chow, Deborah Li/Dik Bo Lai
Vivian Chow and husband Joe Nieh open new billiards parlor
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-04/11/content_11167584.htm


Rosamund Kwan
I spy: Rosamund Kwan

Edison Chen
Edison Chen reportedly in debt 50M RMB to his management company after 20M advance on his contract in 2004, legal expenses for Sexy Photo Gate and compensation to advertising agents.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-04/13/content_11175743.htm

Cheer Chen (Source:UDN)
Cheer Chen: Embrace yourself and you have the world
Cheer Chen not used to performing in a pub

Chosun Ilbo Sues Lawmakers Over Actress Jang Ja-Yun
Alleges libel in naming senior executive

Texas rep apologies for remarks on Asian names

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