HKMDB Daily News

April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 10:37 am

Law Lan
Midnight Taxi (adapted from a ‘net novel?) features Jordan Chan, Lee Kin-Yan, Deng Ziyi, Law Kar-Ying and introduces Helena Law Lan to the mainland.
http://dailynews.sina.com/bg/ent/sinacn/20090407/0238112260.html
http://dailynews.sina.com/bg/ent/sinacn/20090413/2136140794.html
http://ent.cqnews.net/ylove/200904/t20090414_3170221.htm


Relive History with ‘Examination 1977′


Qin Lan, Liu Ye - City of Life and Death
Liu Ye promotes City of Life and Death

“Nanking, Nanking” to be released


Huayi Brothers President Wang Zhonglei, Zhang Jingchu
Zhang Jingchu offers flowers to statue of John Rabe

82 year-old Li Shi,  was ten years old when she and relatives and friends were saved by Rabe
John Rabe cast and crew visits memorial in Nanjing

Beijing preview scheduled for April 28.
Trailer, stills


Andy Lau
Andy Lau plays a small role in Founding of The Nation


Chang Chen could replace Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in Wong Kar-Wai’s Legend of Yip Man. Zhao Benshan will likely join cast but denies Annie Yi will participate.


Hazmat squad called

Apple Daily received an envelope contain advertising clippings from The Sniper and suspicious white powder. Hong Kong police was called in to investigate.

Food Poisoning Sickens 30 Film Crew, Extras of Founding of The Nation
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-04/15/content_11187307.htm
 


Carina Lau reportedly pregnant

Success attempt after many failures thanks to recommendation of doctor by Sandra Ng. Carina gives up drinking and smoking.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-04/15/content_11188121.htm

Anthony Wong, Charmaine Fong


Anthony Wong guests on Charmaine Fong’s MV

Eric Tsang and guests (Photos: ent.sina.com)
Aaron KwokNat Chan and wife

Simon Yam
Patrick TseEric Tsang, Wong Jing

Wang Jing and Patrick Tse
Kenny BeeGloria Yip

Ellen Chan Nga-Lun
Ellen Chan bearing a gift at midnight for Eric Tsang’s birthday

Silverock Films Options Soho Crime’s Chinatown Beat by Henry Chang

Keep fung shui out of court, says Nina judge

April 3, 2009

Crystal Huang YiLouis Koo
Derek Chiu
Louis Koo and Crystal Huang Yi filming Derek Chiu’s latest film in Guangzhou

Jacky Cheung and Tang Wei


Crossing Hennessy - Jacky Cheung and Tang Wei begin filming in Hong Kong

English version

Hollywood Reporter: Lu Chuan brings history to ‘Life and Death’ (Nanking! Nanking!)


The Rebel
Chinese poster of The Rebel

Examination 1977 poster

Jet Li
Jet Li hopes to return to filmmaking after a year’s layoff since the Sichuan earthquake

Taipei Times: An old tale learns new tricks in Colorful Mind
Talent and perseverance vie with power and privilege in Chen Kun-ho’s return to the cinema

Shinjuku Incident
This time, Jackie Chan isn’t joking

Still Walking
Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda crafts a beautiful story of a family brought together by the memory of a deceased son

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Armed security engaged to protect Edison Chen
Despite the two bullet threat mails sent to Hong Kong media last month, Edison Chen will still be appearing in Singapore this Sunday at the press conference of movie “Sniper”. For enhanced security purposes, Shaw Organization has arranged for two armed security to be present besides 25 security personnel.

Faith from Shaw Organization’s Advertising and Promotions Department told Xin.sg that security at the press conference would be very tight. To ensure the safety of the artistes and press, they have arranged for armed police to be present; however, to avoid creating an overly tensed atmosphere, they only arranged for two of them to be present.

All media will also have to pass through security checks before entering the venue.

This is the second time that Chen is appearing in Singapore since the outbreak of the sex photos scandal. When he was here in end February to grace the new product launch of a fast food chain, hordes of overseas media stalked on his every movement, fans were also fighting to catch a glimpse of the actor. Chen did not seem resistant about the chaos and agreed to be in Singapore again to promote his movie this time round. Faith speculated that Chen was pleased with the previous round of visit, thus agreed to make his appearance again.

Coincidentally, the press conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt again; according to sources, Chen will also be staying in the hotel. Was it pure coincidence or was it trust in the hotel’s security measure? When Xin.sg approached the hotel in trying to understand their plans in receiving Chen, the hotel declined to comment.

Male lead of movie “Sniper”, Ritchie Ren, and director Dante Lam will be attending the press conference together with Chen. Other male lead, Huang Xiaoming, was unable to be here due to other work commitments. Xin.sg will be attending the press conference of “Sniper” on Apr 5. Stay tuned for more reports!

‘We were Edison’s human shields’
What is it like protecting such a high-profile celebrity as Edison Chen?

Vivian Chow - The Valient Maiden
The Eternal Maiden Queen” appeared calm and easy when photos of her boyfriend kissing a university girl, almost 20 years her junior, were splashed on tabloids.

Though Vivian Chow broke up with Joe Nieh briefly, she still chose to stand by him in trying times and married him eventually. The public opined that it was a silly and irrational move; but think twice about it, this decision calls for courage. For a woman who has been “emotionally betrayed” by a man, besides love, she has to have the courage to give this man a chance and even entrusts her lifetime to him.

This exclusive interview with Vivian was done in Singapore, before the Nieh’s kissing scandal broke out. Though the questions were screened beforehand, in the 25 minutes long interview, we still touched on topics outside the screened list and despite that, Vivian answers all questions without any evasion.

She tells us, “I must have gone through a lot of ups and downs to become who I am now. I will remember and cherish every important moment of my past performing career. My fans’ supports are my source of motivation.”

After the kissing scandal and her marriage, when Vivian first showed up in public in Hong Kong, she took on all reporters’ incisive questions with ease and is fully cooperative.

This is probably what she meant by “fruits of her self cultivation”. Vivian was cultured and refined in handling the issue that attracted region wide attention; she lives up to her name as “The Eternal Maiden Queen”.

Yet in her eyes, only Xiaolongn Jin Yong’s classic wuxia novel “The Return of the Condor Heroes” could be termed as a “maiden”.

“Perhaps when the modern viewers refer to an artiste as a maiden, they meant that she has high regards for oneself; I think viewers see me as such a lady. Actually there are many sides of me. I can be gentle and naughty at times,” she laughs, “There are times when I am active and prefer being with a crowd; but when I’m drawing, I’ll become another person. I simply immerse in my own world and do not communicate with others.”

“I believe everyone will regret throwing a temper after they did it. Usually I’ll throw my temper at home, over things which I’ve done and feel were not up to my own expectations. I’m always angry with myself and will just keep quiet. I don’t throw things around, not that crazy. I’m very simple,” Vivian adds.

She admitted to be very mindful of how others see her; the years she spent abroad after withdrawing from showbiz in 1999 made her mature and truly drop the burden of being an artiste.

“I do not feel much about the title as Maiden Queen now, and will not do anything to live up to that title; nothing can restrict my feelings or actions. I believe as a woman, when you find self-confidence, you can face everything with an open mind. For example this title as Maiden Queen, it does not bother me anymore. I am confident about myself and am happy with any assignments. I lead a fulfilling life.”

This self-confidence is perhaps the very source of courage that gives her the power to face the unhappiness that had happened; this self-confidence also convinced her that she is living a life “that’s filled with love and hopes”; that she has married the right man for her; and that they will have a wonder future together.

Perhaps, a title like the “Valiant Maiden” would be more apt for the current Vivian Chow.

Karen Mok
Karen Mok visits Prince Edward Island as Hong Kong’s Animal Ambassador

English version

Kelly ChenKathy Chow Man-Kei


I spy: Cecilia Cheung and Nic Tse

Cecilia Cheung considering comeback in remake of Derek Yee’s period film with Louis Koo 三少爷的剑.
(This is the same title as the 1977 Death Duel but not sure if this is a remake or not.)

Kelly Chen
Kelly Chen living dangerously, dodges traffic after dining at Thai restaurant

Rumour hitch to Andy Lau wedding talk


Yammie Nam
Yammie Nam (Lam Kit-Ying)

Kelvin Kwan
Kelvin Kwan announces that he will leave the entertainment industry for a long period
Dope-bust Kwan sorry, but happy to be a free man

Kim Yu-na Syndrome

March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009

Brigitte LinCharlie Yeung
Carina Lau, Tony LeungWong Kar-Wai and wife
Hong Kong premiere of Ashes of Time Redux - gallery

Video tributes to Leslie Cheung from Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, Faye Wong, Cecilia Cheung and Lucas, Shu Qi, John Woo, Sandra Ng and others

Chow Yun-Fat
Confucius begins filming with low-key ceremony at a Confucian temple

Jay Chou and Lin Chi-Ling - Treasure Hunter
Stills from Ci Ling/Treasure Hunter - Jay Chou and Lin Chi-Ling

Lin Chi-Lin and Eric Tsang
Photo gallery

“Ci Ling” has begun filming


Simon Yam

Nic Tse

Bodyguards and Assassins promotional material released

 



Examination 1977 poster

Officially released April 4
Zhou Xianxin - 'Little Gong Li'
Shanghai Normal University premiere gallery
Wong Kar-Wai sends public letter of support
 


Liu YeGao Yuanyuan
Nanking! Nanking!/City of Life and Death

Qin Lan
Gao Yuanyuan thought to be co-lead with Liu Ye rumored to be largely deleted, Qin Lan’s character becomes the lead

Edison Chen ‘tests water’ with role as sex pervert
According to Chinese media, a source revealed that for publicity purposes, the filming period has to be stated as before the uproar of the scandal.

WILL SMITH’S ‘KARATE KID’ GETS NEW NAME?:
Jackie Chan says producers don’t want to use original title.

Shinjuku Incident
Jackie Chan pitches his ‘different’ side in new movie
“I even had my first, mildly saucy scene but that’ll be censored in many countries, including Malaysia,” he said.
In the yakuza’s grip
Not just any Hollywood role for Daniel Wu & Jackie Chan


Cecilia Cheung
Cecilia Cheung shoots new bedding advert in Guangzhou

 Korea Times: Police to Question Journalists Over Actress Suicide

Google, music labels launch China download service


Forgery fight looms over Nina Wang’s will

Nina Wang was the widow of Teddy Wang whose kidnapping was depicted in Jackie Chan’s Crime Story

Powered by WordPress