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February 15, 2011

February 15, 2011

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — dleedlee @ 4:23 pm

THR: China Film Administration Seeks to Stub Out Cinematic Smoking

FBA: Perfect Wedding review (8/10)

Charming, glossy rom-com with comedienne Miriam Yeung back on top form.

Screen Daily: Sacrifice review

Chinese cinema’s elder statesman Chen Kaige casts an eye back in time to his country’s Yuan period - prior to the Warring States era so beloved of mainland directors - for a traditional revenge drama distinguished by strong performances from leads Ge You and Wang Xue Qi.

Berlin premiere - William Wang Han, Chen Kaige, Chen Hong (Zimbio)

(Zimbio-Photocall)

CRI: Chen Kaige Screens ‘Sacrifice’ at Berlinale

Newly released stills from The Warring States show Sun Honglei and Jing Tian

(Sina-gallery) CRI: Romance in ‘The Warring States’

Buddha Mountain “legs edition” poster

Valentine’s Day edition  posters

Opening Mar. 4

(Sina) (Sina-slide show)

A fan-created spoof poster for “Single Men and Men” (Don’t Go Breaking My Heart) (HunanTV)

MSN: Gigi Lai rumoured to be trying for a son

The Hong Kong actress is said to be asking friends for the ‘secret recipe’ for having a son

MSN: Andy Hui sends 999 stalks of roses to Sammi Cheng

The romantic gesture was reportedly an attempt to patch up their relationship

MSN: Jay Chou celebrates Valentine’s Day with Will Liu

The Asian superstar went for a health check with his long-time buddy

MSN: Nude photo of Fala Chen circulating online

Netizens supported the TVB actress, calling the photo “fake”

Brother Smiley, Laughing Gor (Sohu)

McDonald’s serves up McWeddings in Hong Kong

McDonald’s says the concept isn’t tacky and fills a niche in Hong Kong, where its restaurants are popular dating venues and the prices for more typical weddings run high.

August 2, 2010

August 2, 2010

CRI: ’If You Are the One 2′ Starts Filming

The sequel features the same cast as the original, and has new additions Sun Honglei and Yao Chen, who have collaborated on the hit TV series “Lurk” (”Qian Fu”).

Sun Honglei, Yao Chen in Lurk (Sina)

CRI: New ‘Romance on Lushan Mountain’ Photo Stills

Starring Qin Lan, Alex Fong Chung-Sun and Li Chen, the sequel depicts a love triangle involving the children of the characters from the original film.

CRI: ’City Under Siege’ Premieres in Beijing

CRI: Liu Ye Stars in ‘The Underdog Knight 2′

FBA: Ex (前度) (7/10)

Gillian Chung shines in a charming relationships movie directed with a light touch by writer Heiward Mak.

HKStandard: ATV shareholder mystery deepens

John Woo’s favorite weapon

John Woo discussed the various weapons in the film Reign of Assassins

(Sina)

Reign of Assassins weaponry

(Sina-slide show)

Tang Wei has been invited by director Wang Quan’an to join the cast for White Deer Plain. As there are passionate scenes, Tang Wei may require a stand-in.

So far, the cast includes Zhang Fengyi, Wu Gang and Liu Wei. Sun Honglei is thought to be cast in an important lead role but it’s not been fully confirmed.

Liu Wei, Zhang Fengyi

(Xinhua)23

Danwei:Actress Tang Wei to appear in White Deer Plain?

Huang Yi in Shanghai to receive an award from Jessica magazine

(Sina-slide show)

Rose Chan visited the ACGHK (comic-con)

She said it was her first time at the fair. Rose also said that there was a possibility that she would go to Taiwan and film an idol series. Asked whom she would most like to co-star with, Rose said, Ethan Ruan. (Sina)

CRI: Lin Chi-Ling on Life as a Graceful Woman

. “The graceful woman is a life attitude, distributing charm out from the inside,” she said.

Ming Na: I’ve never strived to be super famous

Now on Syfy’s Stargate Universe

[I've recently seen her co-hosting Sunday infomercials for Wen Hair Care products by Chaz Dean.]

SG: Gong Li tried to salvage her marriage

Andy Hui splits from model girlfriend Michelle Yu

Sparks rumours of reconciliation with Sammi Cheng

SG: Gigi Lai shed tears of joy

At a tender age of 14, she was already trying to earn a living in showbiz.

Gigi Lai does not want kids to enter showbiz

Garbage islands threaten China’s Three Gorges Dam

July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

Poster for HK Summer International Film Festival AnD

City Under Siege poster

A grand premiere in Beijing is scheduled for Aug.1. Benny Chan’s pal Jackie Chan is reportedly going to appear to help support the film. Then, it will be on to Shanghai and Guangzhou to launch the film before a national release. (Sina)

WSJ: Critics Say ‘Aftershock’ Whitewashes China’s Past

CRI: The Stool Pigeon’ Unveils New Posters

CRI: Chinese Film ‘Detective Dee’ among Golden Lion Candidates

Tsui Hark’s martial-arts thriller “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” will be the only Chinese-language film to compete for the top honor at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, organizers have announced.

Zhang Ziyi to produce and star in 3D Mulan film

Zhang was said to have been planning this film since last year, but the project got shelved due to funding problems after she became embroiled in a string of high-profile scandals.

Jo Hisaishi

Producer Ma Ke, Joe Hisaishi and Jiang Wen

Jo Hisaishi will be producing the soundtrack for Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly. Jiang Wen has just returned from discussions in Tokyo to go over the film score. The two have previously collaborated on The Sun Also Rises. (Sina)

The Monkey King poster

Donnie Yen celebrates birthday and gets plastered

Donnie Yen works with SFX team from ‘300′ to prepare for the official October start of the 3D Monkey King tale of wreaking Havoc in Heaven

(Sina)23

CRI: Coming up: Monkey King’ in IMAX 3-D

Jess Shum

Macy Chan Mei-Si, Christine Kuo, Jess Shum Cheuk-Ying, Cilla Kung

JJ Jia Xiao-chen, Macy Chan Mei-Si, Christine Kuo, Jess Shum Cheuk-Ying, Cilla Kung, Sherry Chen Shuang

The Jade and The Pearl press conference (July 28)

(Sina-slide show)

Chrissie Chau and Jessica C with the Xbox 360 Kinect

(Sina)

In related news, Google reported that in the first six months of the year, Chrissie Chau and Angelababy came in 5th and 9th most searched for of the pseudo-models. Jessica C. (actually, a real model) came in 10th. No1. and No.2 were Carol and Dada (Chen Jing). Probably, their popularity is proportionate to their bust sizes. (Sina)

Hong Kong media reports that a grateful husband gave Gigi Lai a French yacht valued 15 million yuan in appreciation for risking birth at her advanced age (39). The luxury yacht is named Bon-heur, or Happiness. (Xinhua)

Gigi Lai (Sina)234(Xinhua)

Gigi Lai discharged from hospital

SG: New mom Gigi Lai doing well

Dodo Cheng

Dodo Cheng was among those who attended an event and received free limited edition iPhone 4s. Dodo, who rarely goes out in the evenings, was willing to suffer to get her hands on the iPhone 4 as she is a fan of the product since the first generation was introduced.

Rosemary, Mandy Lieu

Cherrie Ying

(Xinhua)(Sina)

Gigi Leung and host Tony Hung in Mexico for HK travel TV program

Gigi Leung in Mexico (Xinhua)

SG: Daniel Wu sings to Lisa S. every day

Daniel Wu to take break from showbiz, plans for children

In order to accommodate the couple’s numerous friends and associates in Hong Kong who were left out of their first wedding celebration, and avoid disturbing other restaurant guests, Wu decided to hire two event halls for the ‘make up’ wedding.

The couple donated all the gifts they received at the wedding to charity and gave a nod to conservation by dropping shark fin soup from the menu in favour of chicken soup.

Quintus

(Sina)

SG: Quintus Tse’s grand day out

HKStandard: Hong Kong police work’s no so glamourous side,

Pt. 2 - Operation Longhair

Pt 3 - Operation BaskavillePt 4 (To be continued?)

JS Lam served with Hong Kong police - `Asia’s Finest’ - for 32 years, reaching the rank of senior superintendent before retiring in 1996.

July 24, 2010

July 24, 2010

FBA: Chen Zhen set for Venice heroics

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen has been set as the second film on the opening night of the Venice film festival (1-11 Sept, 2010).

Huang Shengyi will begin work on Tony Ching Siu-Tung’s 3D Legend of White Snake next month. Previously, Jet Li has been reported to also cast. Huang, a Stephen Chow protege, had no comment on the report of Chow’s recent break up news. (Xinhua)

Elanne Kwong plays a woman with autism in Perfect Fairy Tale

(Xinhua)

Zhang Yimou’s mysterious Quiet Autumn (Jing Qiu)

Zhou Dongyu

The high school student playing Jing Qiu in Under the Hawthorne Tree has been kept under tight wraps.

Recently, it was learned by netizens that the actress is Zhou Dongyu a 19 year-old senior and dance student from Shijiahuang, Hebei Province. Graduating in June, Zhou went to Beijing to take the arts examination where she was spotted by a deputy of Zhang Yimou. He recommended her to Zhang and thus became a ‘Mou girl’. Due to the filming schedule, Zhou missed the annual college entrance examinations. According to reporters, her father died in an auto accident and her mother remarried, then gave birth to a daughter. The press has taken to calling her ‘octopus mouth’ or ‘octopus lips’ but friends and classmates say that Zhou is actually quite cuter than the photos show. (Xinhua)234

Truth or Dare press conference in Suzhou

Qin Hailu

Cast

Wen Zhang, Sun Xing (Sina)

Petrina Fung

Petrina Fung Bo-Bo was in Taiwan to promote the opening of Derek Chiu’s 2007 Road to Dawn, an account of Dr Sun Yat-Sen’s trip to Malaysia. (Sina)

Zhang Ziyi, Yao Ming

Zhang Ziyi

Charity dinner

Steve Nash

(Xinhua-slide show)

Xinhua: Yao Ming to lead charity game in Beijing

Yao Ming also launched his brand of products

(Sina)

Gaile Lok and Moses Chan appeared for water brand

Moses Chan

(Xinhua-slide show)(Sina)

Gigi Lai’s husband, Ma Ting-Keung announced the birth of twins daughters

(Sina)

The Shockingly Rapid Deterioration of the Three Gorges Dam (gallows humor)

China floods put pressure on Three Gorges Dam

December 22, 2009

December 22, 2009

All’s Well Ends Well 2010 poster (Sina)

Louis Koo - Triple Tap

An action filled 30 second trailer was recently released (Sina)

CRI: Donnie Yen Portrays a Different Chen Zhen

Unlike Bruce Lee or Jet Li who both portrayed Chen Zhen as a tough martial artist, Donnie Yen is set to add a new identity to the fictitious character - special agent.

Teddy Chan’s titanic struggle

Jay Chou, Chiling Lin promote film “The Treasure Hunter”

Gillian Chung

Gillian Chung prepares to shoot New Year’s MV for Emperor (Xinhua)

June 1, 2009

June 1, 2009

European poster
Overheard poster


Gianna Jun Ji-Hyun
Andrew Lau, Gianna Jun Ji-Hyun,Yuen Wo-Ping
Blood: Last Vampire Hong Kong press conference - photos


In English

Nic Tse, Zhou Yun
Teddy Chen, Zhou Yun, Peter Chan
Zhou Yun plays friend of Nic Tse in Bodyguards and Assassins


Andy Lau
Andy Lau - Detective Dee



Tsui Hark striving for Chinese Lord of the Rings

Xiao Shenyang
Xiao Shenyang Spring Festival phenom cast in Zhang Yimou’s Three Guns

Choi Min-sik Escapes Oncreen to ‘Himalaya’
“Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells” first film in four years not for everyone

Korea’s Cannes winners honor Roh
‘Thirst’ win overshadowed by national tragedy

Mother has biggest opening of the year in Korea
Bong Joon-ho’s thriller Mother has beaten Park Chan-wook’s Thirst

Shanghai Kiss: Chinese-Americans Lost In Translation


Lin Chi-Ling dubbing animated film Ma Lan Hua/Horse Orchid

Liu Yifei
On a TV interview recently, Liu Yifei revealed that she loves hip hop music

Daniel Wu
Daniel Wu at charity event

Preparing for new Derek Yee film as sniper in CHEUNG WONG JI WONG (GUN KING OF KINGS). Eats 6 meals a day to put on weight.


Edison Chen accepts interview from CNN’s Talk Asia

Gillian Chung

Gillian Chung’s appearance in Fuzhou to shoot a soap opera drew a crowd



Gillian at EEG tenth anniversary celebration


Charlene Choi slide show


I spy: Four months pregnant 38 year-old Gigi Lai shopping

George Lam in concert dress rehearsal
Sally Yeh
Sally Yeh arrives to show support for George Lam in concert



George Lam and Sally Yeh marriage on shaky ground

I spy: Shu Qi having tea with male friend in Central


I spy: Patrick Tse shopping with a middle-aged woman, not Coco

Not Cecilia Cheung but Gong Mi
Little Cecilia - Photo gallery

‘Happy Girl’ Not Cecilia Cheung

Film star sex video scandal grips Philippines


‘Olympic girl’ Lin Miaoke at dress rehearsal for Children’s Day

chinaSMACK Smacked: Victim Of Denial of Service (DoS) Attack

The cult of a Super Girl - Li Yuchun

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