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February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011

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GlobalTimes: Something old, nothing new (Review)

Li Yapeng and Xu Jinglei relive old love in Eternal Moment

GlobalTimes: A new direction

Ning Hao is experimenting with discovering acting talent through a talent-seeking and training program.

“I knew how precious opportunities are for new talents. There are superstars in China [but] no one seems to care about potential ones. We can’t always pick apples from the tree, but someone has to plant the seeds,” Ning said.

Merry Go Round in Richmond Hill (Toronto, CA) (Thanks, Brian)

Nora Miao to attend

THR: Huayi Brothers Plans East Asia’s Largest Indoor Studio Complex for Shanghai

The studio plan will follow the Universal Studios model, incorporating studio tours and rides in a later phase of its development.

CRI: Trailer Released for New Wartime Love Film

Set in the 1940s during World War Two, Once Upon a Time in Tibet revolves around a struggling romance between a troubled American Air Force pilot and a Chinese woman.

Peter Ho Yun-Tung (Sina)

Berlin - An early version of poster for Peter Chan’s Wu Xia (Xinhua)

Simon Yam is The Man Behind the Courtyard House (Sina)

Cecilia Cheung’s days as famous actress numbered

Cecilia Cheung is facing a boycott threat from a Chinese production company if she does not finish filming The Lady General of the Yang Family.

Major Chinese newspapers reported that Shanghai Film Studio, the second largest film production house in China, had threatened to withdraw its investment of the film if it was not wrapped up by the end of the month.

Cheung was scheduled to shoot 47 sets but discontinued after completing only 31.

This agitated the production house, which threatened to boycott all films by the Hong Kong actress.

“The boycott is expected to affect Cheung’s reputation as an actress,” one newspaper reported.

Michael Hui

Michael Hui and wife

Michael Hui performed at Hong Kong Coliseum Feb.16

The show, entitled “Stand Up Comedy II : Last Warning!”, is Michael’s follow up to his own sell-out shows in 2005 and 2009. (Sina)MichaelHui.com

CRI: Andy Lau to Bring ‘Unforgettable’ Concert to Beijing

Maggie Cheung attending New York Fashion Week show

Unfashionably early, she killed time playing with her iPad and reading the newspaper. She was seated next to Kirsten Dunst but did not speak with her according to the report. (Xinhua)

MSN: Vivian Hsu’s tough road to true love

The singer-actress and her businessman boyfriend supposedly face opposition from the latter’s family

(Xinhua)2

November 2, 2010

November 2, 2010

CRI: Feng Xiaogang Promotes Landscape Drama

The celebrated director is dabbling in the area of landscape drama, a new genre of entertainment rising out of many Chinese scenic spots.

Oxide Pang has begun production of Sleepwalker in 3D, a thriller that marks the director’s second venture in stereoscopic film-making.

Multi-layered Hong Kong family drama spanning half a century has plenty of dusty nostalgia but a poor script.

Zhou Xun working on Tsui Hark’s Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

(Sina-slide show)(Xinhua)

CRI: Zhou Xun Appears in ‘Dragon Gate’ Photos

Zhou dons a blue gown with her hair hidden in a black hairnet. Her character, Ling Yanqiu, is a woman who dresses as a man to live in the male-dominated “jianghu” - the martial-arts world.

Cecilia Cheung

Cecilia’s scorecard of paydays: Monkey King -15 days, 8 million yuan; Lady Generals of the Yang Family - 30 days, 12.9M yuan; Dynamic Angel - 8 days, 8.6M yuan; All’s Well Ends Well 2011 - 10 days, 8.6M yuan. (Sina)

MSN: Faye Wong’s ex husband attends her sold-out concert

MSN: Carina Lau’s name not in Tony Leung’s latest property

The veteran actress and her mother-in-law are rumoured to be on bad terms

MSN: Wang Xiaofei: Barbie Hsu is not the third partyBarbie Hsu not the third party: fiance

Three charges against TVB boss dropped

The prosecution has withdrawn three of the corruption charges against TVB General Manager, Stephen Chan, and his former assistant, Tseng Tei-kun. The charges relate to the accepting of advantages. The prosecution said the decision was taken after reviewing the evidence. The remaining five counts — involving fraud and bribery — were transferred to the District Court for plea on November 23. A senior TVB executive, Wilson Chan, is the third defendant in the case. Bail was extended.

October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010

Variety: My Spectacular Theater (China)2

Variety: Merry-Go-Round (Hong Kong)

An ensemble melodrama stuffed with sudden flashbacks and odd coincidences, “Merry-Go-Round” is a handsomely lensed Hong Kong pic that leans too hard on a drippy narrative and the wall-to-wall tunes of Ketchup… 2

CRI: Jackie Chan Produces ‘The Break-up Artist’

CRI: ‘My Own Swordsman’ Moves to Big Screen(Xinhua)

The film assembles the original TV version crew and cast, including director Shang Jing, screenwriter Ning Caishen and actresses Yao Chen and Yan Ni, even though some of them have become very popular and busy since the success of the TV drama.

Though all the characters wear ancient costumes, they speak exactly like modern young people. It parodies all kinds of current cultural and social trends, winning over many young fans.

I Love Wing Chun

Hongkong director Lex Choi Lik brings together diverse talents from two countries in a martial art comedy.

I Love Wing Chun stars such diverse artistes as China’s multiple Olympic gold medallist diver-turned-actor Tian Liang, Hongkong’s comic talents like Natalis Chan, Yuen Wah and Yuen Qiu as well as Malaysia’s veteran actress Lai Meng,

Interview: Shu Qi Talks About Legend of the Fist (Chinese Mirror)


Shu Qi - Goodbye (Theme Song)

Vivian Hsu has three films screening at the Hawaii International Film Festival, The Musician (The Star and The Sea), Fire of Conscience and Hot Summer Days.

(Oct.19) Miriam Yeung and Raymond Lam attending the chilly Beijing premiere of Perfect Wedding.

(Xinhua)(Sina)

HK Premiere, Oct. 18 (Xinhua-gallery)

Pace Wu, Yuan Chengjie - Hidden Chamber of Secrets

Someone posting as ‘assistant gaffer’ on Weibo has threatened to expose deleted nude scenes of Pace Wu from the upcoming Hidden Chamber of Secrets. ‘Assistant gaffer’ has given a deadline of one week to get unpaid back wages before posting the photos. Sample shots were posted. Publicity stunt, or not? (Xinhua)

Charlene Choi mentally and physically fatigued

After 10 years in the business, Charlene Choi said it is time for a major change. Likening her career to a mountain climber, sometimes one has to stop and re-equip before tackling the next peak. She would like to take a long vacation to relax and travel. Sleeping in cars, living in hotels, sightseeing and dining with castmates is too short a relaxation. She hopes her company would send her on a major holiday. Charlene wants to see Rome, Greece, Bermuda, Easter Island and leave all her cares behind. (Xinhua)

Chen Kun (Xinhua-gallery)

Shu Qi

Shu Qi attended the opening of a Hong Kong jewellry shop.

(Sina-slide show)(Xinhua)

“Pot-bellied” Michelle Reis

Now visibily pregnant Michelle Reis is still working

(Sina-slide show)(Xinhua)

MSN: Andy Lau is happy for Tony Leung

The Hong Kong actor doesn’t mind being paid less than Tony Leung

MSN: Carl Ng the ‘optimistic pessimist’

The boyishly charming Hong Kong actor opens up on his relationship with dad, and tells us he wants to play a comedic dance instructor in tight spandex

MSN: Singapore is Richard Ng’s Silver Lining (June)

The well-travelled thespian said, “Working in Singapore is really enjoyable. I’ve worked in many miserable shows, I tell you.

Quoting Mainland China as one “horrendous” place he has worked in, he described Singaporeans as “sincere, genuine and warm”.

HKStandard: The One - New plaza proves customer friendly

Stalking Carina Lau photos

Carina Lau was spotted shopping in Hong Kong and chatting amiably with a little girl. (Sina)

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