HKMDB Daily News

July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]


Brigitte Jolie (Southcn)

CF: Brigitte Lin Comes Out of Retirement for Zhang Yimou’s New Film

With the budget of 100 million yuan, the film features a host of strong cast members including singer Hu Ling, pianist Lang Lang and comedian Guo Degang. But more surprisingly, Lin will play alongside the Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie.

Other reports still call it a false rumour. Wanda Pictures also denies it.  It is noted that Brigitte Lin, Angelina Jolie and Lang Lang’s paychecks combined alone would blow the the budget. (Sina)2

CF: Joan Chen Plays Plastic Surgeon in “Double Xposure”

CF: New Posters of Joan Chen’s Absurd Comedy “Let It Be”

CF: Lau Ching-wan Overcomes Mandarin Barriers for “The Bullet Vanishes”(Sina)

CF:  Nicholas Tse and Sean Lau Refuse Stand-ins in “The Bullet Vanishes”

CF: ”The Silent War” Releases New Posters

CF: Good-for-Nothing” Releases New Posters

The production company for “Good-for-Nothing Heroes” released three posters to promote their upcoming film

Lam Suet, Leni Lan (Lan Yan)

Christy Chung plays a buck-toothed single mother in “Good-for-Nothing Heroes”

(Sina)23

Veteran actor Sun Honglei leads a Chinese version of “Leon: The Professional,” starring opposite actress Wang Luodan.

The suspense romantic film “Sha Jie” is intensely shooting in Beijing. A new series of still shots have been released to drum up the interest of the audience.

Ni Ni (Sina)

The 12 Star Signs [Zodiac?] Micro Films Project is co-filmed by Lu Chuan, Wang Xiaoshuai, Teng Huatao ["Love is Not Blind"] and Hao Lei. Each will shoot three films.

Co-sponsored by Buick, but not your father’s Buick

Wang Xiaoshuai’s “Far Away” (on poster)/”So Far So Free”(on video)

Sagittarius and the need for passion (!)

Lu Chuan’s “Heart Direction”/”The Way to Heart” (on video) based on Libra - freedom to choose?

CF: Zhao Wei Joins Stanley Kwan’s “Fang Lang Ji”(Sina)

Chinese movies to feature Toronto Int’l Film Festival

Stephen Fung’s Tai Chi 0, a period martial arts film, will also be a premiere in North America.

Peng Bo in comedy “BMW Rhapsody” starring Jordan Chan (below)

(Sina)

“One LV bag is the equivalent of a full house of 150-200 seats”

CF: Jackie Chan, Feng Xiaogang Gathered at Li Bingbing’s Family Event

The wedding was held by Huayi Bros’ top actress Li Bingbing. The bride is Li’s younger sister and a manager at Huayi. The couple registered as a couple in Las Vegas, Nevada two years ago.

Fashion magazine editor, Su Mang, Li Bingbing and sister, Li Xue

Li Bingbing and nephew, the “Little Prince”

Jackie and the wedding couple

CF: Jackie Chan Sings “Best Wishes from Beijing” Along with Another 176 Celebrities

CF: Aaron Kwok Presents Award to Prince Harry

MSN: Zhang Ziyi’s new romance revealed

The Chinese actress was said to be dating a Chinese host for the past year (Sina-slideshow)

MSN: Are wedding bells set to ring for Shu Qi and Stephen Fung?

“Do they really want me to get married so desperately?” Shu Qi questioned helplessly.

MSN: Gigi Lai celebrates twin daughters’ birthdays

The heavily pregnant actress made a rare appearance in public for the special occasion

MSN: Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung discuss business over a meal

MSN: Chinese star claims Deric Wan cheated her of money and love

A Chinese actress by the name of Wan Jiarong has shockingly claimed that Hong Kong actor Deric Wan is her ex-flame and cheated her of her money and love.

MSN: Is Eason Chan’s wife a party animal?

WaPo: Intense typhoon Vicente slamming Hong Kong (Jul 23)

The government of Hong Kong has issued its highest level typhoon warning for the city - known as the number 10 signal. Such a designation is reserved for storms expected to produce hurricane-force winds.

Hong Kong Book Fair Attracts 900,000 Visitors Despite Storm

Stanley Ho’s relatives in the local news

WaPo: Hong Kong tycoon Eric Hotung ordered to pay son Michael Hotung $1.2 million by Fairfax County jury

Son is illegitimate offspring of love affair with cousin Winnie Ho.

WaPo: Alleged crime ties may affect casino’s chances of coming to Prince George’s County

MGM Resorts is trying to open casino while reputation of Macau partner, Pansy Ho, is scrutinized.

When confronted with a similar question a couple of years ago, New Jersey, a state that is no stranger to organized crime, balked — leading to MGM’s expected exit from Atlantic City.

June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

Poster for Elle’s micro film series “I Love You”

Poster for Gia Coppola’s micro film “Casino Moon” (lit. “Las Vegas Moonlight”) starring Zhang Jingchu and Robert Schwartzman

Released on June 18

“The Making of Casino Moon”

“Casino Moon”

“Shanghai Strangers” (aka “SARS Sweetheart”) poster, directed by Joan Chen, starring Jiang Yiyan and Teo Yoo

“Miao Shan and the Minotaur”/”Love in Paris” starring Zhou Dongyu, Niels Schneider, directed by Stephane Sednaoui

Zhou Dongyu at the SIFF’s Elle520 micro film series premiere press conference

Jiang Yiyan, Joan Chen (Sina)

Joan Chen and Jiang Yiyan (below)

Jiang Yiyan

Joan Chen (above), Teo Yoo, Jiang Yiyan

Alexi Tan and Robert Schwartzman (below)

Photos from Weibo

CF: Chinese Actors Can’t Hold Their Sexiness Any More, in Vintage Style (Thanks, Valerie!)

Prestigious photographer Chen Man shoot a batch of new photos for cast of the movie “The Last Supper.” Director Lu Chuan, actors Daniel Wu, Liu Ye and Chang Chen were seen inside an old public bath house. The pictures will be published on Esquire Magazine

More of Chen Man’s recent work

Fan Bingbing on the cover

Chen Kun by Chen Man

(Sina-slideshow)

Chen Man, herself, on Jessica magazine’s 12th anniversary edition

Notice the ‘12′? (JessicaHK)

China’s National Basketball Team shot for Nike and the London Olympics

MSN: Michelle Reis has surgery to remove 8 tumours

When asked about a rumour that she had suffered a miscarriage, she replied, “Nothing of that sort, how inauspicious!”

MSN: Is Cherrie Ying finally pregnant?

MSN: Faye Wong makes yet another pilgrimage

The diva attended the 27th birthday celebrations for the 17th Karmapa (head of a prominent Tibetan Buddhist school) together with other Hong Kong superstars, including Carina Lau, Rosamund Kwan and Kenny Bee, who brought his family along as well.

June 1, 2012

June 1, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — dleedlee @ 6:11 pm

CF/ChinaDaily: A Blackout Comedy That’s a Knockout Film

Pang Ho-cheung, who’s known for his urban romantic comedies, produced Lacuna, a tender version of The Hangover.

CF: Stars Brightened the “First Time” Premiere

Mark Chao, Angelababy

(Sina-gallery)

CF: Poster of the Basketball-themed “Amazing”

CF: NBA Stars Appear in the Trailer of Basketball-themed “Amazing”

CF: Latest Poster of “Million Dollar Crocodile” Out

CF: Mission Hills · Huayi Brothers · Feng XiaoGang Movie-Themed Town

“Motorway” poster

Opening June 21 in Hong Kong and mainland (Sina)

Stills of Joan Chen and Jiang Yiyan behind the scenes of  micro film “SARS Sweetheart/Lover”

(Sina)

Xu Jiao plays Vincent Zhao’s daughter in in the action film “Wu Dang”

(Sina)

Basketball fanatic Shawn Yue and his team shoot photos for a sports drink poster

Shawn Yue

(Sina)

According to Taiwan media reports, Maggie Cheung confirmed that her 7 year relationship with Ole Scheeren has been over for a month now. Maggie was attending a Montblanc jewelry event in Beijing. Other celebrity guests included: Nicholas Cage, Yao Chen, Lynn Xiong, Jessica Alba, Vic Chou and Naomi Watts.

(Sina)(Sina-slideshow)

MSN: Eric Tsang is now a grandfather

MSN: Gong Li’s late in paying villa’s conservation fees

The actress had never stayed in the villa despite owning it for twenty years

MSN: Sonija Kwok caught in a fix

The actress’ mother scolded her son-in-law publicly and is rumoured to be displeased with his income

May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 6:44 pm

FBA: New Perfect Two review

Vehicle for Taiwan singer Vic Chou is thin but okay, and very well packaged.

CF:Cast and crew Promote “Passion Island” in Beijing(Sina)

CF: “Under the Temptation” Released Teaser Poster

On June 8, the film will open in mainland theatres. The cast includes Liu Hua, Feng Lei, Bian Yuan, and Dong Lifan, and deals with a group of Average Joes – a taxi driver, a salesman, a doctor – who fight amongst each other over 5 million yuan

Greed kills (Sina)

Poster for Derek Tsang and Jimmy Wan’s “Lacuna”

Joan Chen is back working behind the camera as director and screenwriter for “SARS Sweetheart” set in Shanghai during the SARS epidemic. The short film, produced by Alexi Tan, is one of a series of female-directed shorts in the “ELLE 5.20 I Love You” series. Jiang Yiyan and South Korean actor Teo Yoo are the leads in Chen’s film.

Two days ago, comic actor Peng Bo (”Crazy Stone”, “Crazy GPS”, “Crazy Stupid Thieves”) was seriously injured in an auto accident in Shanghai and is in the intensive care unit in the hospital. His assistant was driving the car when he tried to overtake an oncoming truck to catch up with a crew vehicle before it hit a tree on the roadside. Peng was resting in the back seat when the accident happened. An updated report says that his condition has stabilized today.

A1: Zhang Ziyi in paid sex scandal with Bo Xilai: Reports

Zhang Ziyi’s legal team issued an open letter to Apple Daily on Weibo demanding a retraction and an apology. (Sina)

MSN: Faye Wong and Li Yapeng are not having more children

Faye’s 15-year-old daughter, Dou Jing Tong, whose father is Faye’s ex-husband Dou Wei, also attended the opening ceremony, where her mature style attracted media attention.

Dou Jingtong (Sina-slideshow)

Bobby Yip, Rainbow Woo and (ex-Edison Chen girlfriend) Cammi Tse recently shot a series of photos in Tokyo to promote an online game.

Rainbow Woo, Bobby Yip, Cammi Tse

October 1, 2010

October 1, 2010

First official poster for 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (Sina)

THR: Stephen Chow’s ‘Odyssey’ continues filming Feb.

WSJ: A Chinese Detective Story

“Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” cost $15 million and makes wide use of computer graphics to create a bustling Chinese city centered on sprawling palace grounds and a giant Buddhist statue.

Indomina Releasing Acquires FIRE OF CONSCIENCE for US

The Indomina Group is based in Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic.

(Sept.29) Tony Ching Siu-Tung and Huang Shengyi attended the launch conference for Madame White Snake in Heibei. The cast includes Jet Li, Charlene Choi and Raymond Lam Fung.

Huang Shengyi

Director Tony Ching Siu-Tung (Sina)

Joan Chen and Simon Yam

Xiao Song Jia, Francis Ng

Joan Chen, Simon Yam, Chang Chen, Janice Man

Simon Yam, Francis Ng

The opening lens ceremony for Kam Kwok-Leung’s Love Island was held yesterday. The cast includes Francis Ng, Chang Chen, Xiao Song Jia and Janice Man. Joan Chen was cast after earlier rumors had Sandra Ng and Carina Lau being invited and declining the role. (Sina)2, 3, (Sina-slide show), (Xinhua-gallery)

Jung Woo-Sung, Michelle Yeoh, Shawn Yue

(Sept.29) Reign of Assassins Hong Kong premiere press conference (Sina-gallery)

Andy Lau shows the illustrations for postcards accompanying his upcoming CD. (Xinhua-gallery)

Miriam Yeung

Miriam Yeung rehearsing for upcoming concert (Sina)

SG: Vicki Zhao: My husband is proud of me

SG: Lee Hom’s plan to go topless a no-go

“This is not the Wang Lee Hom that I know of,” they said.

October 31, 2009

October 31, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — dleedlee @ 10:44 pm

Takeshi Kaneshiro has been invited to join the cast for the prequel to The Message. Huang Xiaoming, Li Bingbing and Zhou Xun are slated to return. (Sina)

Joan Chen riles S’pore film-makers

Joan, who rose to fame in The Last Emperor in 1987, said: “I love Singapore, life is great here, it’s clean, well-managed and well-run. The people are wonderful too…”

Then she added: “It’s just that, perhaps, the (film) industry isn’t ripe enough at the moment. It’s still in the process of development.

“I mean, Singapore is beautiful and orderly, it’s like a fairyland film set. You guys are really lucky that everything is so good here.

“But personally, I feel that art comes from dissent, not from contentment.”

HKMDB

HKTopTen: Veteran actor Lam Kau passes away at 88

Forty foot leap launched movie career

Lam Kau

With Ti Lung at Mid Autumn Festival appearance with Hong Kong Performing Artists Guild

(Sina)

So Ji-Sub, Zhang Ziyi

CRI: Ziyi in Tokyo for ‘Sophie’s Revenge’ Premiere

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