HKMDB Daily News

March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 12:53 pm

FBA: Chow Yun-Fat to star again in Once Upon a Time in Shanghai

CF: Micro Film “Soul Station” Officially Online

CRI: Zhang Yimou to Stage Opera for London Olympics

Hong Kong poster for “The Second Woman”, opening March 22

(Sina-slideshow)

Nick Cheung and Kay Tse in an action scene from “Nightfall”

(Sina)2

Francis Ng signs posters in Beijing to promote “Crazy Stupid Thief”

(Sina)

Wong Jing and cast of “Marry a Perfect Man” attend the premiere press conference in Beijing yesterday

Wong Jing, Gigi Leung

Chapman To, Ronald Cheng

Lin Miaoke (r)

Xie Na

Gong Xinliang (Sina)2

MSN: Lynn Hung refuses to comment on recent breakup rumours

MSN: Male fan professes love for Edison Chen

MSN: Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan heads to Thailand together

ay’s music video director, stylist and make-up artist also accompanied the singer on this trip, fuelling speculations that the group is heading to Thailand to check out locations for Jay’s upcoming movie Secret 2, which is scheduled to begin shooting in April.

February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

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FBA: Bullets still flying at HK Film Awards

Bullets’ 13 nominations is only just ahead of Flying Swords, which boasts 12 nominations. In third place, with 11 nominations, is Peter Chan’s Wu Xia

CF: Mainland Box Office Chart in the 5th Week

Wong Jing’s workplace romantic comedy “Marry a Perfect Man” opens in Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia simultaneously on March 16.

Ronald Cheng, Gigi Leung

Xie Na, Chapman To

Gong Xinliang, Chapman To, Meng Yao

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More Crazy: Francis Ng directed the promotional MV for the upcoming “Crazy Stupid Thief” (Chinese title). The film opens March 1. Lam Suet, Francis Ng, Teddy Lin Wai-Kin and mainland comedians costar. The film comes from the creative team behind “Crazy Stone” and “Crazy Racer” but little details have been revealed about the film. The MV has been pulled from YouTube (why?) but it can be seen here (Video), or below.

Ying Er

Ying Er

From film’s weibo site

Poster markets film as 3rd in the “Crazy” series

Peng Bo, Francis Ng (Sina)23

CF: Huang Xiaoming Portrays Men’s Style on Elle Men Magazine

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

Nicholas Tse, Jay Chou, Edison Chen, Jackie Chan

MSN: Are Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy married?

A photo of what seemed like the celebrity couple’s marriage certificate was leaked yesterday

MSN: Officer punished because of Ethan Ruan

A1: Taiwan’s military punishes two trainers for taking pictures with celebrity recruit

MSN: Vivian Chow’s childhood photos unveiled

Netizens complimented the Hong Kong actress, calling her the “goddess who doesn’t age”

Vivian Chow

October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011 [HKMDB Daily News]

TimeOutHK: Juno Mak interview

After the ultra-violent Revenge: A Love Story, Juno Mak is reuniting with director Wong Ching-po for a twisted superhero movie, Let’s Go!. He tries to convince Edmund Lee it’s not all doom and gloom.

CF: Peter Pau: Winning an Academy Award is Predestined

Directed by Sun Zhou and photographed by Peter Pau, the romance film “Yes I do,” starring by Li Bingbing and Sun Honglei, is secretly being shot in Beijing right now.

CF: Bond Girl Maria Grazia Cucinotta to Cooperate with Chinese Actor Huang Bo

Maria Grazia Cucinotta, the Italian Bond Girl from “007: The World is not Enough,” recently turned up for the launch ceremony of her new romance comedy “All about Marriage” on October 24 in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, in Southwest China.

CF: ”Painted Skin 2″ Set to Begin Filming in Tibet

Fantasy romance film, “Painted Skin 2″ has finished filming scenes in Beijing, Hebei and Inner Mongolia. The location of filming has now switched to Tibet, where the creators and cast members will work intensively for a 20-day period.

CF: The Film “Marry a Perfect Man” in Post Production Stages

Directed by Wong Jing, and starring Gigi Leung, Chapman To, Ronald Cheng and Xie Na, the film tells the tale of the events following an encounter between a “leftover” lady, unmarried in her thirties, and a comical billionaire.

Award-winning actor Zhang Hanyu aims to inject charisma into the role of the most skilled army counselor of the late Qin dynasty in his latest project, costume blockbuster “White Vengenace”.


The film tells the tale of men and women living in a busy city, who pursue love. Their pursuits lead to several soul-stirring accidents, as they attempt to secure true love. The plot follows three separate stories of three couples, with Cecilia Cheung and Kwon Sang-woo playing one of the couples.

CF: New Trailer of “A Big Deal” Released

New poster for “Lost in Panic Cruise” featuring a maze was unveiled at today’s Beijing premiere.

Director Zhang Fanfan (Zhang Panpan)

Zhou Weitong

Alec Su

(Sina)(Sina-gallery)

“Starry, Starry Night” poster features Xu Jiao and Lin Hui-Min

Rene Liu as Xu Jiao’s mother (Sina)2

This is how you promote Battlefield 3

DaDa Chan

Jacqueline Chong

Samantha Ko

Samantha Ko, Jacqueline Chong, DaDa Chan (Sina)

An online source reported today that Jessica C admitted to making the video with her first boyfriend. She said she was in love and did not think about the consequences.

A1: Tokyo International Film Festival 2011

Photos: Chinese actresses at Tokyo film fest

The 24th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) opens at its main venue in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills on Saturday and will run until Oct 30. Fan BingbingHuo SiyanJiang YiyanZhang Xinyu

July 7, 2011

July 7, 2011

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CRI: Zhou Dongyu admitted to Beijing Film Academy

Zhang Huijun, the school’s president, said that while Zhou’s academic results were not as good as her acting scores, she had been born with a gift for acting.

CF: “Rest on Your Shoulder” Released More Photos of Chen Kun

FBA: Night Market to make history

Night Market Hero will next week become the first Taiwan film to be imported and distributed in China under the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) signed in June last year.

FBA: Midnight Beating review

Okay hospital horror boasts good technique but is let down by a weak script.

Wong Jing is shooting Marry a Perfect Man in and around Beijing. Some pictures from the World Wide Weibo:

The consequences of bullying

Chapman To, Ronald Cheng

Chapman To, Gigi Leung

Gigi in red for a red carpet scene

On a Beijing bus

Ronald Cheng, Gigi Leung

Xie Na

Xie Na plays Chapman’s girlfriend in the film (HunanTV)

MSN: Nicholas Tse to give Cecilia half of his assetsTse & Cheung fight for support

Nicholas Tse’s new fling?

According to multiple Chinese media reports, Nicholas developed feelings for the young model due to the fact that she looks like Cheung, but more innocent and pretty.

Leni: “I wanted the other pornstar’s role”

Soft porn actress Leni Lan Yan admits that she preferred the role of her screen rival, the Japanese AV actress, Saori Hara, in “Sex And Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” because it was “more hardcore and pleasurable.”

June 30, 2011

June 30, 2011

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — dleedlee @ 7:56 pm

CRI: Ronald Cheng ‘Proposes’ to Gigi Leung

During a press conference for the urban comedy “Marry a Perfect Man”, audiences witnessed a romantic moment.

The film tells the story between a recently-dumped woman (Gigi Leung) and a rich businessman (Ronald Cheng). After coming out of a seven-year relationship, the woman accidentally meets the wealthy businessman and falls in love with him.

Wilson Yip confirmed a rift between himself and Donnie Yen. When asked if Donnie would appear in the new film, besides that Donnie rarely does comedy, Wilson said that relations between the two were not good. For his part, at the Cannes Film Festival, Donnie had said that Peter Chan was better director than Wilson Yip. According to rumours, plans for a Ip Man 3 had stalled. (Sina)

Flush from the Taiwanese box-office success of “Monga,” director Niu Chen-Zer has announced that filming on his next project, “Love,” will begin next month.

THR: Chinese Sex Shop Comedy to Get U.K. Release

Terracotta Distribution to open “Red Light Revolution” in October.

CNNGo: Cartoon pig KOs action stars to win tourism role

The much-loved McDull beat superstars Andy Lau and Jacky Chan to become Hong Kong summertime ambassador

Michelle Yeoh issued a press release on her expulsion from Burma/Myanmar:

On June 22nd, 2011, I was denied entry to Burma. The immigration authorities treated me cordially but deported me upon arrival for no reason and without providing any justification. I was shocked and terribly saddened by this action. I harbor no ill will resulting from this incident and continue to remain fond of Burma and the Burmese people. I continue to cherish hopes to see this country continue its progress towards peace and democracy and to be able to return soon.

Michelle Yeoh

June 30th, 2011 (Sina)

Earlier this week, it was announced that Brigitte Lin will be appearing at the 22nd Hong Kong Book Fair (July 20 - 26). She will be a guest lecturer and share her reading and writing experiences. Brigitte Lin has been retired for many years in addition to being a wife, mother, she also loves writing. Since 2005, she began writing a column for a magazine (Southern Weekend), and this year finally decided to publish a book. According to reports, Brigitte Lin’s new book, a collection of her essays and columns, covers family, friendship, etc. She has taken the Book Fair appearance quite seriously worrying about everything, including the lighting and seating. Brigitte even brought her own chair reportedly worth two months wages. (Sina)

Latest column: “Aren’t you Brigitte Lin?”, and an old link that I saved from August, 2009 where she reminisces about driving a Firebird in California and her encounters with the Taiwan triad. I made an attempt to translate the highlights here (scroll down). [Google has made translations so much easier now!]

(Source)

Also this week, in celebration of their 20th wedding anniversary in 2014, Brigitte Lin’s husband, Esprit founder Michael Ying Lee-yuen, is building her a HK$600 million three building ‘palace’. The construction project will take until 2014 to complete on the 30,000 meter plot of land whose entrance is off Anderson Road.(Sina)(sohu)

CF: Fan Bingbing Plays Mahjong with Dolce & Gabbana

July’s Men’s Uno Magazine.

July GQ Cover with Takeshi Kaneshiro

(Sina-slideshow)

Everything but the man: Chinese ‘golden spinsters’ just can’t get hitched (CNNGo)

Leftover women: Shu Qi, Gigi Leung, Rosamund Kwan, et al

MSN: Elaine Ng moves back to Hong Kong

MSN: Cecilia Cheung pregnant with baby #3?

Husband Nicholas Tse reportedly gave in to her crying and begging

An insider revealed that, earlier this year, Nicholas had hired a digital painter to create a drawing, titled Snake Tattooed Beauty, for Cecilia’s birthday present.

Cecilia Cheung has a temper

Ceci in Milan (Xinhua)

CNA: Joey Yung says ‘no’ to pre-nups

Leon Lai has the Weibo fever

China’s weibo fever needs to be checked

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