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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

May 5, 2011

May 5, 2011

THR: Feng Xiaogang’s Next Film Tackles China Famine During Japanese Invasion

Remembering 1942 will be the first time Feng addresses on the big screen Japan’s WWII era atrocities, a fraught subject for Chinese filmmakers, but one that in recent years has proven commercially popular in the marketplace.

CRI: ”Nanjing Heroes” Reveals Battle Scenes

CRI: ”Wu Xia” to Premiere in Cannes Film Festival

Peter Chan Ho-sun’s martial art flick, “Wu Xia,” originally known as Swordsman, will have a global premiere on May 13 at the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival this year.

Reportedly, the director has employed a very different approach to demonstrate the physicality of martial arts by magnifying some medical and scientific elements in the action choreography.

CRI: First Peek of Love Birds Deng and Sun in “Painted Skin 2″

Deng Chao opened up on his marriage with years-long girlfriend and fellow actress Sun Li in a recent on location interview of his new film “Four Famous Detectives.”

Deng Chao in The Founding of a Party

Pan Yueming, Deng Chao (Sina)

CF: Theme Song of “Till Death Do Us Part” Releases

CF: Poster Released for “My Kingdom”

“My Kingdom” is based on an epic story about two orphans adopted in an opera troupe in the 1920s in Shanghai.

THR: Chinese Director Chen Kaige Named Jury President of Sydney Film Festival(FBA)

A1: Bladesman of Glory

The Lost Bladesman - Granted that the feature-film format provides only a limited canvas to properly explain the entire history and myriad of characters of that era, it’s clear that at the core of the film is the treachery of politics that even heroes can’t get untangled from.

The Lost Bladesman made a robust RMB100.4 million ($15.5 million) in its first six days in cinemas last week.

Stills of Kelly Lin from newly-released trailer of The Devil Inside Me

Additional stills (Sina)

Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu press conference in Guangzhou, the film opens May 10 (May 5)

Wang Baoqiang, Michelle Ye

Wang Baoqiang, Ng Man-Tat (Sina)

Gillian Chung and Kevin Kwan have been filming in the mainland. The Chinese title is literally Midnight Angel and Gillian plays an OL (office lady).

(Sina)

Beijing premiere press conference for Gu Changwei’s Love For Life/Till Death Do Us Part (May 5)

Zhang Ziyi , Aaron Kwok , and Pu Cunxin , Jiang Wenli , Tao Zeru , Sun Haiying , Cai Guoqing , and others attended the press conference for the premiere of Till Death Do Us Part.

Zhang Ziyi and Aaron Kwok arriving

Gu Changwei

Zhang Ziyi

Tao Zeru, Li Danying

(Sina)2(Sina-gallery)

Edison Chen, Andrew Lau

Edison Chen helped Andrew Lau promote A Beautiful Life by recording the theme song with him. According to the report, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is also helping out. (Sina)

Poster for The Pretending Lovers

Huang Bo

The Pretending Lovers (lit.Pretend Couple) is an urban romance-comedy shot in Norway(!) and stars Huang Bo and Jiang Yiyan. The film is set to be released June 24. (Sina)

Tse and Chou in action as filming gets under way(A1)

KUALA LUMPUR: Hong Kong superstar Nicholas Tse and Taiwanese heart-throb Jay Chou have started shooting for the action movie Against War at two locations right in the heart of the city.

MSN: Andy Hui meets his in-laws to discuss wedding plans

MSN: A-Mei has a fear for crowds

During the shoot of her album cover, she had an attack and was spotted to be trembling and sweating profusely. The sudden attack brought on by her fear for crowds caused her manager, Chen, to suffer a relapse in depression.

MSN: Wu Chun donates $5.2mil to Japan relief efforts

Suzanne Siu (Xinhua)

Suzanne: “How come I’m such a bitch?”

Taiwan actress Suzanne Siu went behind bars yesterday for the second time and is paying the price again for her drug-related offences, according to Apple Daily.

The jail term is one year and seven months but with good behaviour she might be released on probation in March 2012 the earliest.

The 34-year-old Siu (other aliases Suzanne Siu Suk-San, Lily Siu, Suzanne Xiao Shu-Shen, Hsiao Shu-Shen, Cecelia Hsiao, Siu Sou-San and Suzanne Hsiao) was viewed as a shining star when she first entered showbiz at the age of 21

.”Other people who take drugs never get caught. Why does it have to be me? So I just abandoned myself to vice,” she said in a recent interview.

(Nov.6.2009)(Oct.10 2009)(Nov. 2008)(Nov.2007)2

Speaking at an anti-drug rally in Taiwan recently (Xinhua)

October 7, 2010

October 7, 2010

Variety: Under the Hawthorn Tree 2

CRI:  Zhang Yimou Promotes “Hawthorn Tree” in S. Korea

AP: Zhang calls new film a back-to-basics romance

Shawn Dou Xiao, Zhang Yimou, Zhou Dongyu

Zhang Yimou’s Under the Hawthorn Tree opened the 15th Pusan International Film Festival

(Sina)

Maggie Cheung returns in Ten Thousand Waves (UK)

Isaac Julien on Ten Thousand Waves (UK)

APA: Vancouver International Film Festival 2010: Capsule reviews (Part 1)

Winter Vacation, The High Life, Seven Days in Heaven, Cold Fish, Crossing the Mountain, Pinoy Sunday, Red Dragonflies, The Drunkard, R U There?

APA: Vancouver International Film Festival 2010: Capsule reviews (Part 2)

The Fourth Portrait, I Wish I Knew, Sandcastle, Single Man, et al

FBA: Buddha Mountain joins Tokyo competition

Buddha reunites Li with Lost’s leading actress Fan Bingbing, starring alongside Sylvia Chang and Berlin Chen.

CRI: Nominees Announced for the 47th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

The Taiwan film “When Love Comes,” directed by Chang Tso-chi, stands out in the film list with 14 nominations, including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best New Performer, and Best Original Screenplay to name a few.

APA: Street Fighter for the Fans: interview with producer Jennifer Zhang

Jennifer Zhang is the producer of the YouTube film Street Fighter High and the recently-released sequel, Street Fighter High: The Musical.

Karen Mok, at a recent promotional event, said she would like to reprise her Skeleton Demon role in Stephen Chow’s New Journey to the West. (Sina)

CRI: Edison Chen Releases New Album

And if you see him, be sure to wish Edison a happy birthday!

(Xinhua-gallery)

Charlene Choi

Charlene plays an OL (office lady) in her latest music MV (Xinhua)

Gillian Chung at an event at Times Square wearing a skirt that looks like a Tiffany’s lamp shade (Sina-slide show)

Neck injury forces HK actress Gillian Chung to stop work

(Oct. 5) Charlie Young attending a reception to raise funds for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund

(Sina-slide show)

Karen Mok with Astrid Chan and Daniel Chan on UNICEF goodwill tour (Sept.30)

Travelling to the hinterlands in Chengdu for UNICEF, Karen Mok reveals an essential “magic portable toilet”. :D

Jennifer Tse

Jennifer Tse Ting-Ting kicks off a ‘Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’ campaign at Harbour City.

The kids look sceptical :D

(Sina)(HunanTV)

SG: Cecilia Cheung makes comeback in Lunar New Year flick

My love life isn’t traumatic, says Rainie Yang

It was the Taiwanese pop star’s difficult love life that landed her a plum role in the latest Pang brother’s horror flick.

August 27, 2010

August 27, 2010

THR: ‘Kung Fu Panda’ writers to pen ‘Karate Kid’ sequel

CRI: Stephen Fung Challenges Dwight Howard in Basketball

Stephen Fung has joined in the Basketball film “Amazing” which is now under production in Shanghai.

Chen Chien-Chou, Dwight Howard, director Sherwood Hu, Huang Yi, Stephen Fung

Chen Chien-Chou, Dwight Howard, Stephen Fung (Sina)

Donnie Yen, Huang Bo (Crazy Stone, Crazy Racer, Cow) in Legend of the Fist: Return of Chen Zhen

Huang Bo (Sina)

CRI: Yu Nan, Francis Ng Featured in New ‘Wind Blast’ Posters

CRI: ‘The Lost Bladesman’ Unveils New Stills

FBA: Triple Tap (鎗王之王) (5/10)

Cat-and-mouse crime game starts promisingly but then goes off the rails from its midpoint.

Martial arts comedy The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman from Wuershan (Wu Ershan) will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Sina)

Gillian Chung

Gillian Chung in her Tang Dynasty costume for her first Mainland TV series (Xinhua-gallery)

She will reportedly lose $30M yuan in loss income the next 10 months from cancellation of advert and endosements for clothing and weight loss brands. (Xinhua)

The Monga actor was recently caught up in a product endorsement deal clash between two different jeans brands.

Jackie Chan condemned on the internet (Xinhua)

Eric Tseng, told Hong Kong media that he felt Chan’s statements were inappropriate, when he attended a TVB memorial ceremony Thursday morning.

“This time the mistake is especially big, his words come out the wrong way every time,” said Tseng during the event, which reportedly saw more than 1,000 TVB employees turn up to mourn the deaths of the hostages.

Eric Tsang

(Xinhua)

Mourning for Manila victims: Kenny Kwan, Nicholas Tse, Cecilia Cheung and Yumiko Cheng

Nicholas is refusing gifts and celebration for his upcoming birthday, Aug.28. (Xinhua)

ChinaHush: After Manila hostage incident

Apple Daily made this animated simulation of what was happening inside of the bus.

A letter from a teenage Filipino to the WHOLE WORLD via CNN

June 28, 2010

June 28, 2010

Lessons from ‘The Karate Kid’ — Japan out, America down, China on the rise

Meat Grinder (Thailand)

Imagine Joerg Buttgereit’s early movies remade by Wong Kar Wai and you’re halfway there.

Pic introduces its title character — plump, middle-aged Buss (Mai Charoenpura) — when a young guy from the country arrives to meet his fiancee, Aoi, who’s been working at Buss’ noodle shop. Buss tells him Aoi ran off with her husband; after inviting him in, she chops off one of his legs, nails him to the floor by his fingers and then stuffs him, still alive, with herbs…Original Thai title roughly means “Carve Before Tasting.”  (Variety) Now available on DVD. ;D

THR: China media regulator cited for misuse of funds

SARFT named China’s second-most corrupt agency

  • On Monday, an online chart illustrating the annual audit and naming SARFT — and the No. 1 and No. 3 offenders, the State Bureau of Survey and Mapping and the Ministry of Culture — had disappeared from the China Daily’s Web site, apparently nixed by censors.
  • SARFT and the Ministry of Culture both already are under international pressure to loosen their control of the import and distribution of cultural content. The pressure comes largely from the Motion Picture Association and the World Trade Organization, which in November ruled China was in violation of free trade.

Shu Qi and Aaron Kwok in City Under Siege (Sina)

CJ7 The Cartoon posters

Movie opens July 9 (Xinhua)

Stephen Chow

Stephen Chow and Xu Jiao have been quietly filming commercials for CJ7: The Cartoon.

While in Changsha, Hunan Chow reportedly visited Mao Zedong’s former home. (Xinhua)

Edison Chen is Disney-friendly

Edison Chen’s Clot and Disney collaborate in Shanghai on a new line of clothing.

Commerce makes for strange bedfellows.

(Xinhua)(Sina)

Looking like they just stepped out of an advert, Michelle Reis and her husband, Julian Hui, were spotted hand in hand in Macau celebrating her 40th birthday. (Xinhua)

Chrissie Chau

Attending a breast cancer self examination event Chrissie called the Book Fair banning by the Trade Development Council hypocritical. She said she considered appealing the ban but softened her stand.

(Sina)23(Xinhua)

Gillian Chung’s appearance was ‘disappeared’ from the popular Changsha, Hunan TV program ‘Happy Camp’ broadcast. The program which also featured fellow Fantastic Water Babes’ Jeff Lau, Stephen Fung and Alex Fong Lik-Sun deleted all references to Gillian. Taped earlier, all traces of her were eliminated according to reports despite official previews saying that Gillian would appear for a few minutes. According to  those involved in the taping Gillian introduced the film plot, and performed a dance. There was no mention of the ‘photo-gate’ incident so the reason for her removal were not clear. A call to Hunan TV’s chief editor was not returned. (Xinhua)

Cecilia Cheung spotted at the Hong Kong International Airport heading to Shanghai (Xinhua)(Sina)

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai posted a photo showing his 48th birthday celebration at home.

Wife Carina Lau was recently implicated in a developing real estate scandal in Chongqing. (Xinhua)

Adrien Brody, Zhang Ziyi - Los Angeles

(Xinhua)

February 25, 2010

February 25, 2010


Fire of Conscience formerly Fire Dragon - Richie Ren

Leon Lai

(Sina)

Gillian Chung

Ronald Cheng

Once Upon a Chinese Classic

CRI: Gillian Chung Returns to Big Screen (Xinhua)

CRI: Nicholas Tse Practicing Hard on “Shaolin” Set

Tse is also working hard on his image in the film, hoping to create a brand new character completely unique from his previous works.

Tony Leung’s surgery disrupts filming for The Grand Master

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi’s screen time in the film will also be greatly reduced. The 31-year-old was recently embroiled in a donation fund scandal for not giving the full amount of one million yuan she promised to remit to the Sichuan earthquake.

And that is not the end of the development hell for the film project. The crew was not given the green light to shoot in Foshan, China, and had no choice but to relocate to Shenyang. As filming conditions in Shenyang were undesirable, the schedule got further pushed back.

Tony Leung’s surgery causes further delays in ‘Grand Master’

In 2004, Leung, who plays Ip Man, was slated to begin martial arts training for his role in the film. However, Leung suffered a ski injury and had to rest for six months, causing filming for “The Grand Master” to be pushed back.

THR: Hong Kong cinema gets HKIFF spotlight (AP)

“Hong Kong Auteur, Lung Kong” at HK Film Archive

A visionary and an exceptional director of Hong Kong cinema, Patrick Lung Kong was ahead of his time in farsighted portrayals of neglected issues and bold confrontations of sensitive social topics. He left an indelible imprint as one of the most original and uncompromising auteurs of the 1960s and 70s. His unique approach to filmmaking might have been met with mixed reactions but his influence is long-lasting.

Chen Kaige’s Zhao’s Orphan set to begin filming at the end of March has been delayed due to delay in constructing the set. This puts the target for next year’s Lunar New Year in jeopardy. (Sina)

Wang Xiaoshuai, Gao Yuanyuan, Fan Bingbing (Sina)

CRI: Chinese Filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai Receives French Knighthood

Joey Yung, Charlene Choi

Charlene Choi

Joey Yung

Raymond Lam

Emerald Pearl/Jade Pearl has been shooting in the forest in the cold, rain and snow. (Xinhua)

February 24, 2010

February 24, 2010

CRI: Tang Wei Returns to Mainland Screens

Ang Lee Protege to Return to Chinese Screens

Hot Summer Days: A hunka-hunka burnin’ love

Forget “Valentine’s Day” and head East instead. From directors Tony Chan and Wing Shya comes the Hong Kong take on the star-studded rom-com, “Hot Summer Days”.

Like its American counterpart, “Hot Summer Days” follows the intertwined stories of various couples as they embark on the arduous journey to find true love - giggles, tears and “Aww …”

All’s Well Ends Well Too 2010: Happy endings

All’s Well Ends Well Too 2010″ may not be the most profound movie but you can’t deny its entertainment value (what, were you expecting Shakespeare?). Starring some of the biggest names in the Hong Kong film industry, it knows not to take itself too seriously and go straight for the funny. It’s a fine blend of mischief and mayhem that is guaranteed to generate more than its fair share of guffaws.

72 Tenants of Prosperity: Prosperity you can do without

Loosely based on an older version of the film, “72 Tenants” has a plot that is scattered, disjointed and, at times, completely haphazard.

New characters and developments spring up randomly, and the jokes often go beyond slapstick into the realm of the ridiculous.

At first glance, it’s easy to dismiss “Little Big Soldier” as yet another war epic set in ancient China. Any movie produced by Jackie Chan, however, is bound to generate a few giggles.

Vincent Kok will direct Sandra Ng and Louis Koo in a martial arts comedy produced by Peter Chan. Tentatively titled ‘Heroine’, Chan described the story as similar to The Incredibles and, hopefully, reminiscent of A Touch of Zen. Filming will begin soon at Hengdian. (Sina)

New Shaolin Temple - Nic Tse, Benny Chan

Nic Tse training to face against Andy Lau

(Xinhua)

Corey Yuen, Benny Chan (HunanTV)

Miriam Yeung, Alan Tam

Here Comes Fortune Hong Kong premiere last night

Ella Koon

(Xinhua)

Jay Chou’s image from True Legend was used without authorization for marketing beer. In the film, Jay plays Drunken Master Beggar So’s mentor.

(Sina)

Gillian Chung’s 2008 film Fantastic Water Babes, after a two year delay, is slated for a summer release. In addition, Gillian will possibly work on a mainland drama ‘Ling Zhu’. Albert Yeung reported paved the way for Gillian’s return by donating RMB$40M to various charities. For her part, Gillian resigned with Emperor through the year 2020. (HunanTV)

Variety: China Film Group set to float in 2010

China’s state-run film colossus China Film Group will seek a stock market listing this year, with revenue likely to grow at 40% annually, according to its vice-prexy Shi Dongming.

An emotionally wrenching portrait of migrant workers in China, Last Train Homehas already become one of the most acclaimed Canadian documentaries in recent years.

(Sina)

Cherie Chung

At the Taipei National Palace Museum buying souvenirs (Xinhua)

Charity premiere of Nine - Lau Ching-Wan, Amy Kwok

(HunanTV) (Sina)

Also Marsha Yuen, Pau Hee-Ching, Monica Chan (Sina) (CRI)

19 year-old Gong Mi signed with music label Amusic,

the same label as Leon Lai, Miriam Yeung and Janice Man. (Gong Mi first became famous for her resemblance to Cecilia Cheung when she competed in the Super Girl contest.)

(Sina)

Grieving Hong Kong actress Michelle Yim may finally fulfill her late boyfriend Wan Chi Keung’s longtime wish to marry her.

The actress is considering arranging minghun, or a ghost marriage according to Chinese traditions, to formalize their relationship, said reports. (Xinhua)

Her suspicious were aroused after she discovered that her jewellery worth an estimated NT$1 million, diamond watch, and other valuables were left intact, except for a missing laptop kept in her Louis Vuitton handbag. She also revealed that the intruder also left traces and went through her personal documents.

January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010

CRI: Vicki Zhao Bows out of “14 Blades” Promotion

CRI: Jackie Chan to Fight the Last Good Fight in His 100th Movie

“Shi Er Sheng Xiao,” literally “The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals”, features many intense fighting scenes, almost from the beginning to the end, the super kungfu star said.

CRI: Chow Yun-fat Saves the Third Kowtow for Confucius

Director Hu Mei plans to take the film’s cast and crew to Qufu in Shangdong Province, Confucius’ hometown, for a grand worship ceremony on the same day. Chow who portrays Confucius in the movie will deliver an elegiac address at the event.

CRI: Confucius Squeezes out Avatar

Avatar had been showing on 2,500 screens – a third on 3D and IMAX screens, while the remaining two-thirds were on regular screens, which cost an average of 30 to 40 yuan a ticket, half the price of a 3D ticket. IMAX tickets, however, at 130 to 150 yuan, have been criticized as too expensive for many Chinese moviegoers.

Chengdu stop of publicity tour (Sina)

Oliver Stone visiting set of True Legend

The late David Carradine plays a fight promoter.

(Sina) HD slide show (Sina)

CRI: Zhang Yimou’s ‘Noodle Story’ Vies for Golden Bear

Wu Zun (7)(HunanTV)

Wu Chun won’t show flesh in new movie, says 14 Blades director

CRI: Chinese Director Lu Chuan Starts Filming City Story for Shanghai Expo

Charmaine Sheh plays the evil landlady

Charmaine Sheh - 72 Tenants of Prosperity/House of 72 Tenants (HunanTV)

Screen Daily: Bodyguards and Mother lead Asian Film Award nominations

Best Film

Bodyguards And Assassins (Hong Kong / China)

City of Life and Death (China)

Lola (The Philippines)

Mother(South Korea)

No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti (Taiwan)

Parade (Japan)

Best Director

Bong Joon-ho – Mother (South Korea)

Asghar Faradi - About Elly (Iran)

Lu Chuan - City of Life And Death (China)

Brillante Mendoza – Lola (The Philippines)

Sono Sion - Love Exposure (Japan)

Yonfan - Prince of Tears (Hong Kong / Taiwan)

Best Actor

Aasno Tadanobu - Villon’s Wife (Japan)

Huang Bo – Cow (China)

Matsimoto Hitoshi – Symbol (Japan)

Song Kang-ho – Thirst (South Korea)

Wang Xueqi - Bodyguards And Assassins (Hong Kong / China)

Best Actress

Bae Doo-na - Air Doll (Japan)

Kim Hye-ja – Mother (South Korea)

Li Bingbing - The Message (China)

Matsu Takako - Villon’s Wife (Japan)

Sandrine Pinna - Yang Yang (Taiwan)

Best Newcomer

Sonam Kapoor - Delhi 6 (India)

Kim Sae-ron – A Brand New Life (South Korea)

Li Yuchun - Bodyguards And Assassins (Hong Kong / China)

Ng Meng Hui - At The End of Daybreak (Malaysia / Hong Kong / South Korea)

Zhu Xuan - Prince Of Tears (Hong Kong / Taiwan)

Best Supporting Actor

Eita - Dear Doctor (Japan)

Huang Xiaoming - The Message (China)

Tou Chung-Hua - The Warrior And The Wolf(China)

Nicholas Tse - Bodyguards And Assassins (Hong Kong / China)

Won Bin – Mother (South Korea)

Best Supporting Actress

Anso Sakura - A Crowd Of Three (Japan)

Hirosue Ryoko - Villon’s Wife (Japan)

Kim Kkob-bi – Breathless (South Korea)

Wai Ying-hung - At The End Of Daybreak (Malaysia / Hong Kong / South Korea)

Yan Ni – Cow (China)

Best Screenwriter

Asghar Farhadi - About Elly (Iran)

Hong Sang-soo - Like You Know It All (South Korea)

Park Eun-kyo, Bong Joon-ho – Mother (South Korea)

Phan Dang Di – Adrift (Vietnam)

Wai Ka-fai, Au Kin-yee - Written By (Hong Kong)

Best Cinematographer

CaoYu - City Of Life And Death (China)

Cheng Siu-keung – Vengeance (Hong Kong)

Chung Chung-hoon – Thirst (South Korea)

Ly Thai Dzung – Adrift (Vietnam)

Jake Pollcok - Yang Yang (Taiwan)

Jury President - Tony Leung Ka-Fai

Yonfan, Tony Leung, Oceane Zhu Xuan (cri.cn)

South Korea: ‘Brothers’ Offers Bittersweet ‘Bromance’

A story about North and South Korean spies called “Blood Brothers” may initially seem like mawkish cliche capitalizing on the tragic divide of the peninsula.

But pleasantly surprising, bona fide entertainment is on offer ― an incisive observation of modern Korea that is tastefully packaged as a humorous and gripping story of a budding “bromance” between foes.

Edison Chen, Fama in Causeway Bay

Edison Chen appeared in Causeway Bay to help Fama promote their new CD O’Fama.

(Xinhua) (21)(Sina)

Huang Yi

Huang Yi is featured in a domestic magazine cover (cri.cn)

Gillian Chung 29 years old today (Jan.21)

Gillian celebrated her birthday with fans early a few days ago as she would be in the mainland filming a TV series (Sina)

AngelaBaby

AngelaBaby tried her hand at MC’ing for the first time for a Hong Kong Young Fashion Designer event. (Sina) (6)

Apple Daily’s animated news shows up on Conan O’ Brien’s Tonight Show Hulu clip

English version (shown on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night)

No Pants Day (Jan.17) has even spread to Guangzhou.

(Source)

January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010

CRI: Jeon Ji Hyun to Pair up with Ziyi in ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’

CRI: Shooting Ends for “Tangshan Earthquake”

Chinese director Lu Chuan accepts decision to pull film

Maggie Cheung to guest/cameo in Hot Summer Days according to insider reports. This will not mark Maggie’s return to film but rather as a favor to cinematographer/cameraman Sion Michel (Memoirs of a Geisha, The Mummy 3, etc) (HunanTV)

Actor Donnie Yen insures limbs for S$17.9m each

His recent films have done well in the box office and caused his acting fees to skyrocket from 5 million yuan (S$1 million) to 20 million yuan (S$4 million) per film, almost double the 11 million yuan (S$2.2 million) fee Hong Kong star Tony Leung Chiu Wai commands and Heavenly King Andy Lau’s 9 million yuan ($1.8 million) asking price.

Sa Dingding and Donnie Yen officially launch the 14 Blades website in a ceremony yesterday.

Sa Dingding sings the theme song ’Heaven and Earth Together’ for the film . (Sina)

Let The Bullets Fly - Hu Jun

Yao Lu

Li Jing (Xinhua)

Gillian Chung - Former

Opening lens ceremony for Former, produced by Chapman To and directed by Heiward Mak

Boss Albert Yeung

Chapman To

William Chan Wai-Ting

Michelle Wai

Unnamed newcomer Jacky Heung

(Xinhua) (HunanTV) (2) HD (Sina)

Wong Kar-Wai, Zhao Benshan

Zhang Ziyi

Four masters, Wong Kar-Wai, Zhao Benshan, Zhang Ziyi, and Yuen Wo-Ping met in NE Shenyang (Zhao’s base) to ring in the new year and prepare for the upcoming Grand Master. (Xinhua) Slide show (9)(Sina)

Faye Wong taped a greeting for the official Confucius theme song release yesterday (Sina)

Theme Song

Andy Lau: Married life is ordinary

He did not discuss Choo much during the interview but described former co-star Cherie Chung as an ideal wife, the newspaper said.

He starred with her in 1991’s Zodiac Killers, her last film before she married advertising guru Mike Chu and retired from entertainment.

At the time, she did not know how to cook and studied cookbooks on the set, he said.

‘She had a cookbook with her every day and she said, ‘I’m going to be a wife, I should be able to cook’.

Zhang Yimou set to direct Turandot in Taiwan

December 29, 2009

December 29, 2009

Karena Lam braves the cold for Don Quixote, which will be released in 3D (Sina)

AngelaBaby plays a country maid with a stutter in All’s Well Ends Well 2010

(Sina)

CRI: Zhao Wei’s ‘Blades’ Wedding

The latest still-shots from the upcoming Chinese movie “14 Blades” show beautifully dressed Qiao Hua, played by Zhao Wei, waiting for her groom Qinglong, played by Donnie Yen.

HK Film Archive looks at Eileen Chang and film

China finds likely tomb of 3rd century general Cao Cao

Simon Yam spotted having a tryst with an unknown girl

Simon, who is currently overseas, refuted the rumours and explained, “That girl is just someone who was supposed to pick me up. There were others as well, and the flowers they were holding were for me. The next time if someone picks me up, I will tell them not to bring flowers but fruits instead. These rumours are ridiculous!”

Former HK actress Cherie Chung to marry a Singaporean businessman

“Single life is great, but having someone to share your joy and sorrow with is a very blissful thing,” Chung said.

Who’s behind the Zhang Ziyi ‘black paint incident’?

Hong said in her blog update that people who think Murdoch orchestrated the whole thing are completely mistaken.

“As far as I know, the mastermind behind this incident does not have a husband. She is someone’s second mistress. But for a second mistress to be so brazen, she must be somebody. I suggest that entertainment reporters focus on finding out who she is,” Hong said in her update.

Charmaine Sheh is TVB’s top earner!

Garnering a total of 15 million viewers for her shows, Charmaine has officially become TVB’s highest earner for the year, triumphing Raymond Lam, who is in 2nd place and Michael Tse (otherwise known as “Laughing Gor”), who is in 3rd. Bernice Liu, who was in 3rd place last year, is no where to be found near the top.

Shanghai Daily: Cantopop king Alan Tam delves into jade

New Gillian Chung advert for TOUGH Jeansmith (Sina)

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Fan Bingbing wedding studio advert

(Xinhua)

Karen Mok

I spy: Karen Mok with a new boyfriend? Spotted shopping in Shanghai. (Xinhua)

Dec. 30 is the 6th anniversary of Anita Mui’s passing.(Sina)

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