Chinese tramp ‘Brother Sharp’ shoots to movie fame
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As for local releases, comedy “La Comédie Humaine” has been making steady progress through good word-of-mouth and took fourth place with HK$3 million in four days, more than in the previous seven-day period, for a two-week total of HK$5.2 million; “Derek Yee’s actioner “Triple Tap,” in its third week of release, took sixth place for an accumulated gross of HK$6.99 million, ahead of this week’s eighth place finisher, “The Legend is Born – Ip Man,” whose four-week total came to HK$6.9 million.
Xinhua: Will new Chinese film about Tangshan earthquake disaster jerk too many tears?
John Woo’s Reign of Assassins will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival September 28. Earlier this week, an advance trailer was accidentally leaked on the internet. Galloping Horse spokesman said that the 29 second trailer was not official. Surprisingly, the teaser showed no stars and was only captioned. The overall effect was suspenseful and shocking and used traditional music. The captions only trailer was rare but also created suspense. (trailer) (Sina)
Close to You poster - Bloody Edition
Close to You stars Ming Dao and Eddie Peng and combines romance with boxing. (HunanTV)
Eddie Peng in Close To You
Kelly Lin with
Kelly Lin attended the launch ceremony in Xi’an for a film in which she will play a heart transplant patient. Her co-star in the film will be Tony Leung Ka-Fai for release next April. Kelly upset the media when she disappeared for half an hour to apply makeup on before returning to meet for interviews. As a result, the media retaliated and published a ‘before’ photo and derided her ‘crows feet.’ (HunanTV), 2
Ethan Ruan promoting Monga DVD release
Mark Chao, Director Doze Niu (HunanTV-slide show)
Is Gaile Lok pregnant?
Her friends suspect so as Gaile has stopped smoking and goes to bed early these days.
Leon Lai does not want children and wants to focus on business according to informed sources. This has led to disputes. (Xinhua)
Shooting a new series of adverts for a diamond and watch brand with Wing Shya, Maggie revealed in an interview that she has moved in with boyfriend Ole Scheeren in Beijing. For exercise, Maggie runs except when the paparazzi are about, then she sticks to the treadmill indoors. (Xinhua)
Faye Wong held a very brief press conference in Beijing. To promote her upcoming concerts, her first in five years, Faye Wong invited the press to the event with virtually no notice by e-mail invitation. Held under high security, invited press only were allowed entry. The event started an hour later than announce and Faye was joined by concer organizers and sponsors. The conference left many questions unanswered. Faye herself did not accepts interviews and spoke only about 35 words.
(Xinhua-slide show), 2
Sammi Cheng brought 30 pairs of shoes to the set for her MV shoot
On a treadmill (Xinhua)
Miss Hong Kong contestants vs
The Miss Hong Kong competition has been going on for weeks now. Yesterday the pageant contestants took to the water park, while today the models posed at the Sai Kung Outdoor Training Park. The low-cut battle between the ATV-sponsored beauty contestants and the young models has been a feast for the eyes.
Contestant No.8 is deemed the most curvaceous
Shu Qi in Beijing endorsing household goods (Sina)
HK ex-child star Petrina Fung Bo Bo to write memoirs in Penang (2)
“As a child actress, I never watched my own movies. In a way, I was rejecting my past because of the many hardships I faced.
“Some days I would be working on three movies at a time.
“There were days when I had to stay up past midnight, waiting for the adult actors to show up because they were too busy smoking opium,” she recalled.