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August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011

WSJ: Kara Hui, Fighting the Kung-Fu Stereotype

FBA: Law of Attraction review

The best comes at the start in this uneven collection of vignettes on various stages of love.

Poster for Ann Hui’s A Simple Life competing at Venice Film Festival

Qin Hailu - A Simple Life

Qin Hailu and Ann Hui (Sina)

First poster for Frankie Chan’s Legendary Amazons

(vide. Lady Generals, Yang Family Generals)

Cecilia Cheung checking her script

Getting makeup

Frankie Chan, Cecilia Cheung

More Amazons

Cheng Pei-Pei

Yu Na

Jin Qiaoqiao

Chen Zihan

Liu Xiaoqing

Kathy Cho Hoi-Mei

Yukari Oshima

Liu Dong (Sina)

Tony Chan , Eason Chan, Angelababy, Wing Shya (Aug.21)

Eason Chan and Angelababy attended the Beijing press conference for the release of the final trailer for Love in Space (Sina-gallery) (Video-trailer)

Mark Chao and Gao Yuanyuan will begin work on Chen Kaige’s new modern day film, tentatively named “Search”, in October. Four other major actors are to be announced shortly.

Mark Chao You-Ting, Gao Yuanyuan

With director Chen Kaige (Sina)2

Miriam Yeung and Xu Zheng in Beijing filming Pang Ho-Cheung’s sequel to Love in a Puff (Sina-gallery)

Cecilia Cheung

Cecilia Cheung appeared as a guest on the catwalk in a fall and winter fashion show in Wan Chai, Hong Kong this weekend. And, according to an Oriental Daily report, she and husband Nicholas Tse have reached a final divorce agreement and settlement after a 16 hour negotiation with lawyers. Child custody and property distributions issues have been reached and the agreement has been sealed. Elsewhere, Cecilia is under fire by mainland publicity director for not fulfilling her contractual to promote Treasure Inn on the mainland. So far, she has skipped the MV rollout and premieres in Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Guangzhou. Her company reps defend her and say Cecilia has met her obligations with a March press conference appearance.

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MSN: Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung goes school-hunting for son

Nicholas Tse & Cecilia agree on divorce terms

CNA: Theresa Fu claims ‘four-timing’ ex-lover Him Law hit her

Donnie Yen and family relaxing in the US recently

According to Hong Kong media reports, Donnie is weighing an offer to appear in producer Avi Lerner’s The Expendables 2. (HunanTV)

Carina Lau, Edison Chen

Carina Lau posted a photo of herself with Edison over the weekend, with the following, “You are a great person. Life is always tough. You got to have faith in yourself.” Netizens figured out that the locale was in Shanghai where Edison attended a club opening and sang three songs before departing. (Sina),

(Sina-slideshow)

February 17, 2011

February 17, 2011

CRI: Jackie Chan’s New Movie Gets U.S. Release

The film, with a former title, “The 1911 Revolution”, is a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the monumental Xinhai Revolution that began in 1911 and eventually brought an end to China’s last feudal dynasty.

PeoplesDaily: ‘Bullets’ copyright scores Hollywood bullseye

Last year’s blockbuster comedy Let the Bullets Fly, which became the biggest-grossing Chinese language movie ever, has now set another record - the top price paid in Hollywood for the rights to adapt a Chinese film.

FBA: Fox to release Butcher in Hong Kong

20th Century Fox is to release The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman in Hong Kong on 7 April.

Pulpy psychodrama is made watchable by its two female leads.

‘Late Autumn,’ a modern fairytale for adults

Heart-stopping and transcending sentimentality, Kim Tae-yong’s “Late Autumn” is a remake with a greater purpose than simply pairing superstars in a new setting.

I majored in directing at the Central Academy of Drama (in Beijing) because I wanted to become a director. When you study directing, you also learn how to act.

It was recently reported that the investor was unhappy with Cecilia, as she did not have time to complete the filming of The Lady Generals of Yang Family, due to her busy schedule.

The investor also put down the rule that the movie must be completed by the end of the month, else it would be cancelled.

A Chinese Fairy Tale

Louis Koo, Yu Shaoqun, Liu Yifei

Liu Yifei

Liu Yifei

The first stills from the secretive shoot of Wilson Yip’s A Chinese Fairy Tale was released yesterday.

A world-wide release is planned for April. (Sina)

In December, the Chinese Fairy Tale cast went into the studio for post-production getting head scans to enhance the 3D effects.

Liu Yifei

Fan Siu-Wong

Kara Hui (Sina)

Kara Hui in costume

(Sina)

Zhang Zilin (Zhang Zhilin)

Zhang Zilin

Stills from Underdog Knight 2 features Liu Ye and Zhang Zilin (Miss World 2007)

The film opens April 1. (Sina)

Daniel Wu - Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Daniel Wu, Gao Yuanyuan

Daniel Wu plays a depressed but brilliant architect who restores his self-confidence after meeting Gao Yuanyuan (Sina)

It was reported that Leon, who rarely appeared in events, began taking up more work recently. This drove speculations of a pregnant Gaile Lok and that Leon was saving up for the birth of his Rabbit child.

January 11, 2011

January 11, 2011

CRI: ’Single Men and Women’ Releases Posters (Don’t Go Breaking My Heart)

Director Johnnie To explained his view of a love story, “In most times, a woman can’t get married not because she has no choice but because she has too many choices.” And in this case there is competition between two excellent guys. It is said that the only way to win a girl’s heart is to treat her with sincerity.

CRI: Theme Song Released for ‘What Women Want’

Andy Lau sings in English for the first time in a long time.

CRI:New Stills out: Valiant Cecilia Cheung

“Lady Generals” is inspired by the ancient saga of a large family in which widows followed their husbands’ steps into the battlefield. Mu Guiying was the most famous one among the lady generals of the Yang family.

(Sina)23

Ni Dahong and Ge Siran shoot a scene for ‘Blocked’ (lit.Traffic Jam)

(Sina)

CRI: Faye Wong, Eason Chan Sing Together for ‘Eternal Moment’ (Sina)

(Sina)

FBA: Iron Fists shoot underway in China

Corey Yuen is directing the action sequences. Related: [10.8.2010][1.1.2010]

AP: Chinese director coy on political satire’s message (Let the Bullets Fly)

MSN: Miriam Yeung beats Tang Wei to win Best Actress

Mirian Yeung, Best Actress (Perfect Wedding)

Teddy Robin, Best Actor (Gallants) (Sina)

Chow Yun-Fat has dropped out of Lu Chuan’s King’s Feast. Instead, Daniel Wu will join the cast that includes Liu Ye. (Sina)

Rare photo of Bai Ling hiding from photographer! :D

Bai Ling in Beijing (Sina)

You can see her New Year’s photos with Pam Anderson, Jennifer Hudson and Faye Dunaway on her blog.

Angelababy has opened a beauty shop in Causeway Bay. She invested 1 million yuan into the business.

Angelababy

Actress-model Christine Yoen (Yeung Ding-Ting) and Angelababy at the opening ceremony. (Xinhua)2

(Jan.11) Charlene Choi attends the opening of a glass exhibition. (Sina-slide show)

MSN: Jaycee Chan meets younger half-sister secretly

It was rumoured that the Hong Kong singer-actor hoped to end the animosity

Sally Yeh laments diabetic condition

December 17, 2010

December 17, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 3:41 pm

APA: Interview with Freddie Wong (The Drunkard)

Critic-turned-programmer-turned-director Freddie Wong reflects on the road to directing The Drunkard, which had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Beijing premiere press conference for If You Are the One 2

Feng Xiaogang, Shu Qi, Ge You, Yao Chen

Ady An Yixuan, Shu Qi, Yao Chen with Ge You

Feng Xiaogang, Shu Qi, Ge You (Sina-gallery)

Yang Yuyu - Midnight Beating

Yang Yuyu, Francis Ng

Yang Yuyu (Sina)

Cecilia Cheung - Lady Generals of the Yang Family

Zhao Qianyu plays Cecilia’s daughter (Sina)

MSN: Chow Yun-Fat trapped on expressway due to snowstorm

The Chinese actor was left cold and starving for 20 hours

(Sina)2

Elaine Ng and daughter, Etta at the opening of her solo painting exhibition in Shanghai

Etta is said to bear a remarkable resemblance to Jaycee Chan

(Xinhua-gallery)

MSN: Elaine Ng brings daughter to Shanghai for art exhibition

MSN: Show Luo is cleared of having STD

Show Luo releases medical report to quash STD rumours

MSN: Selina Jen asks for S$6 million in compensation

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

Stella Huang, Jay Chou

[I thought I'd posted this one earlier but it turns out it was left in a draft post!]

GlobalTimes: Demystifying the diva: Faye Wong caught on film, Li still stands strong

Of course most of you know that Wong successfully held comeback concerts in Beijing and Shanghai last month, two of which I attended and enjoyed. What you surely do not know is that after one concert in Beijing, the diva continued on to share a passionate night with her drummer and was caught by the paparazzi. Her husband, local actor Li Yapeng, had to spend a few million yuan (half a million dollars) keeping the cheating couple’s photos out of the press.

November 30, 2010

November 30, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 5:46 pm

Poster for China Film Archives restrospective

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ruan Lingyu, one of China’s most famous movie actresses, the China Film Archive and MOMA Broadway Cinema present a retrospective of her works. (Beijing) (Sina)

CRI: ’Sophie’s Revenge’ Director Gets Hollywood Deal

Jin Yimeng has signed with the Montecito Picture Company to make a film about a romance spanning the geographic distance between China and the United States…

FBA: Lao Wai (老外) (7/10)

Slight but charming cross-cultural romance that avoids all the usual pitfalls and cliches.

CRI: Still Photos of ‘Lover’s Discourse’ Released

Film producer Pang Ho-Cheung and his long-time colleagues, Derek Tsang and Jimmy Wan, penned four love stories depicting how different people act when they are in love.

Showroom dummies

Karena Lam, Jacky Heung (March)

Kay Tse, Karena Lam, Jacky Cheung, William Chan Wai-Ting

Kay Tse On-Kei

Four cast members of the Jackie Chan-Frankie Chan Lady Generals of the Yang Family appearing at an event in Shanghai.

Cheng Pei-Pei

Liu Xiaoqing

Jin Qiao-Qiao

Yang Zitong, Cheng Pei-Pei, Liu Xiaoqing, Jin Qiao-Qiao

(Sina-slide show)

(Nov.29) Chow Yun-Fat answered questions at a Hong Kong press conference for Let the Bullets Fly. Longtime TV series costar Carol ‘Dodo’ Cheng MC’d the event attended by over 100 media members.

Chow Yun-Fat

Carol Cheng

Carol Cheng, Chow Yun-Fat and wife, Albert Yeung

(Sina-gallery)

Michelle Reis and the cast of Mr. and Mrs. Incredible attended a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Hong Kong.

Michelle Reis

Louis Koo, Sandra Ng, Michelle Reis, Peter Chan

(Sina-gallery)

Preview of January Harper’s Bazaar featuring Zhao Wei

(Xinhua)

Gillian Chung, Lucas Tse

Posted by Gillian on her weibo but later deleted since she didn’t have Cecilia’s permission and to protect Lucas’ exposure. Gillian was returning to Hong Kong and ran into Lucas at the airport.

(Xinhua)

Jo Koo (Jo Kuk) is getting married at the end of the year to her boyfriend of 12 months. (Sina)

Qin Hailu (The Piano in a Factory) is the latest Mainland actor to obtain a Hong Kong identity card reflecting her growing popularity.

(Sina)

MSN: Wakin Chau falls off stage, Karen Mok reveals bra at concert

November 19, 2010

November 19, 2010

CRI: Andy Lau to Show ‘What Women Want’ in Feb.

Zhang Yishan, Aarif Lee

Jennifer Tse and Zhang Yishan - from My Brother Bruce Lee (HunanTV)

Cecilia Cheung in costume for Lady Generals of the Yang Family. It appears to be an ethnic minority style instead of a military uniform. Posted on Weibo by an assistant of Ceci’s.

(Sina)

False alarm:  Francis Ng was injured on the set of Warring States while shooting a fire scene. The action called for Francis to set fire to a supply cart and act distraught.  Somehow the fire got out of control in a gale of wind and while still deep in the role trying to utter his lines Francis was soon surrounded by a wall of fire and smoke. Wearing heavy armor costume weighing 30kg he could not move. Until he was located by shouting and searching Francis was finally rescued. He was temporarily suffocated and he suffered red and swollen eyes. His throat/vocal chords was damaged and had some burns on his skin but did not suffer more serious injury because he was rescued in time. (Sina)(Xinhua) [It turns out, this actually happened back in July. Warring States completed filming in September and Francis Ng has fully recovered since. So this story is just coattailing on the Selina Jen fire incident.] (Sina)

Gao Yuanyuan tries new gangster image in new film co-starring Leon Lai (Sina)

Kelly Chen

Kelly Chen opened the Christmas season at Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay. (Sina)

And nothing says ‘Christmas’ like Hello Kitty, with Annie Liu, at Langham Plaza. (Sina)

Today is Sir Run Run Shaw’s 103rd birthday.

Last night, he celebrated  at the Hong Kong Peninsula Hotel with wife Mona Fong under heavy hotel security. (Sina)(Xinhua)

MSN: Was it a shotgun marriage for Barbie Hsu?

MSN: Lin Chi-ling and mother insulted on Facebook

Lin Chi-Ling for Longines, in English.

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segment/main/entertainment/56578.html

MSN: Selina Jen breaks down during counseling

CNN: Hong Kong diagnoses first human bird flu case in 7 years

US Embassy: Beijing air quality is ‘crazy bad’

Experts say Beijing’s frequently bad air has been even dirtier recently because a growing number of factories and villages on the outskirts of the city are burning coal for the winter, and more than 1,200 new cars hit the roads each day.

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