HKMDB Daily News

July 24, 2010

July 24, 2010

FBA: Chen Zhen set for Venice heroics

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen has been set as the second film on the opening night of the Venice film festival (1-11 Sept, 2010).

Huang Shengyi will begin work on Tony Ching Siu-Tung’s 3D Legend of White Snake next month. Previously, Jet Li has been reported to also cast. Huang, a Stephen Chow protege, had no comment on the report of Chow’s recent break up news. (Xinhua)

Elanne Kwong plays a woman with autism in Perfect Fairy Tale

(Xinhua)

Zhang Yimou’s mysterious Quiet Autumn (Jing Qiu)

Zhou Dongyu

The high school student playing Jing Qiu in Under the Hawthorne Tree has been kept under tight wraps.

Recently, it was learned by netizens that the actress is Zhou Dongyu a 19 year-old senior and dance student from Shijiahuang, Hebei Province. Graduating in June, Zhou went to Beijing to take the arts examination where she was spotted by a deputy of Zhang Yimou. He recommended her to Zhang and thus became a ‘Mou girl’. Due to the filming schedule, Zhou missed the annual college entrance examinations. According to reporters, her father died in an auto accident and her mother remarried, then gave birth to a daughter. The press has taken to calling her ‘octopus mouth’ or ‘octopus lips’ but friends and classmates say that Zhou is actually quite cuter than the photos show. (Xinhua)234

Truth or Dare press conference in Suzhou

Qin Hailu

Cast

Wen Zhang, Sun Xing (Sina)

Petrina Fung

Petrina Fung Bo-Bo was in Taiwan to promote the opening of Derek Chiu’s 2007 Road to Dawn, an account of Dr Sun Yat-Sen’s trip to Malaysia. (Sina)

Zhang Ziyi, Yao Ming

Zhang Ziyi

Charity dinner

Steve Nash

(Xinhua-slide show)

Xinhua: Yao Ming to lead charity game in Beijing

Yao Ming also launched his brand of products

(Sina)

Gaile Lok and Moses Chan appeared for water brand

Moses Chan

(Xinhua-slide show)(Sina)

Gigi Lai’s husband, Ma Ting-Keung announced the birth of twins daughters

(Sina)

The Shockingly Rapid Deterioration of the Three Gorges Dam (gallows humor)

China floods put pressure on Three Gorges Dam

July 20, 2010

July 20, 2010

Chinese tramp ‘Brother Sharp’ shoots to movie fame

UK article recaps beggar’s drama

THR: Toy Story 3 beats Shrek at Hong Kong box office

‘Toy Story 3′ could turn in 2010’s strongest performance

As for local releases, comedy “La Comédie Humaine” has been making steady progress through good word-of-mouth and took fourth place with HK$3 million in four days, more than in the previous seven-day period, for a two-week total of HK$5.2 million; “Derek Yee’s actioner “Triple Tap,” in its third week of release, took sixth place for an accumulated gross of HK$6.99 million, ahead of this week’s eighth place finisher, “The Legend is Born – Ip Man,” whose four-week total came to HK$6.9 million.

Xinhua: Will new Chinese film about Tangshan earthquake disaster jerk too many tears?

John Woo’s Reign of Assassins will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival September 28. Earlier this week, an advance trailer was accidentally leaked on the internet. Galloping Horse spokesman said that the 29 second trailer was not official. Surprisingly, the teaser showed no stars and was only captioned. The overall effect was suspenseful and shocking and used traditional music. The captions only trailer was rare but also created suspense. (trailer) (Sina)

Close to You poster - Bloody Edition

Romantic Edition

Close to You stars Ming Dao and Eddie Peng and combines romance with boxing. (HunanTV)

Eddie Peng in Close To You

(Sina)

Kelly Lin with

Without makeup

Kelly Lin attended the launch ceremony in Xi’an for a film in which she will play a heart transplant patient. Her co-star in the film will be Tony Leung Ka-Fai for release next April. Kelly upset the media when she disappeared for half an hour to apply makeup on before returning to meet for interviews. As a result, the media retaliated and published a ‘before’ photo and derided her ‘crows feet.’ (HunanTV)2

Ethan Ruan promoting Monga DVD release

Mark Chao, Director Doze Niu (HunanTV-slide show)

Is Gaile Lok pregnant?

Her friends suspect so as Gaile has stopped smoking and goes to bed early these days.

Leon Lai does not want children and wants to focus on business according to informed sources. This has led to disputes. (Xinhua)

Maggie Cheung

Shooting a new series of adverts for a diamond and watch brand with Wing Shya, Maggie revealed in an interview that she has moved in with boyfriend Ole Scheeren in Beijing. For exercise, Maggie runs except when the paparazzi are about, then she sticks to the treadmill indoors. (Xinhua)

Faye Wong

Faye Wong held a very brief press conference in Beijing. To promote her upcoming concerts, her first in five years, Faye Wong invited the press to the event with virtually no notice by e-mail invitation. Held under high security, invited press only were allowed entry. The event started an hour later than announce and Faye was joined by concer organizers and sponsors. The conference left many questions unanswered. Faye herself did not accepts interviews and spoke only about 35 words.

(Xinhua-slide show)2

Sammi Cheng brought 30 pairs of shoes to the set for her MV shoot

On a treadmill (Xinhua)

Miss Hong Kong contestants vs

Young models

The Miss Hong Kong competition has been going on for weeks now. Yesterday the pageant contestants took to the water park, while today the models posed at the Sai Kung Outdoor Training Park. The low-cut battle between the ATV-sponsored beauty contestants and the young models has been a feast for the eyes.

Contestant No.8 is deemed the most curvaceous

(Xinhua-slide show)

Shu Qi in Beijing endorsing household goods (Sina)

HK ex-child star Petrina Fung Bo Bo to write memoirs in Penang (2)

“As a child actress, I never watched my own movies. In a way, I was rejecting my past because of the many hardships I faced.

“Some days I would be working on three movies at a time.

“There were days when I had to stay up past midnight, waiting for the adult actors to show up because they were too busy smoking opium,” she recalled.

June 5, 2010

June 5, 2010

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Chinese poster for The Karate Kid

(Xinhua)

Jeff Lau’s Fantastic Water Babes opens July 22 (21cn)

Gillian Chung and Alex Fong Lik-Sun

Love in Cosmo poster

Love in Cosmo is a romantic comedy starring Yao Chen (Lurk, Go Lala Go!), Zhu Yuchen and Guo Xiaodong. (Sina)

CRI: Interview: Closer Look at Yao Chen

CRI: Opening of “Triple Tap” Postponed to Early July

This decision to postpone the film’s opening was in deference to Jet Li’s film “Ocean Heaven,” which is scheduled to open in cinemas on June 18. To support Li’s efforts to call attention to the situation of autistic children, the entire “Triple Tap” cast and crew decided to postpone the film’s opening to boost public awareness about autism, which is the theme of “Ocean Heaven.”

No action for Jet Li

The film, slated for a summer release in China, revolves around a cancer-stricken man (Li) who devotes himself to taking care of his autistic son and tries to find a sanctuary for him before he succumbs to cancer.

Taiwanese pop idol Jay Chou, whom Li worked with in 2006’s “Fearless”, has agreed to sing the film’s theme song at his behest.

Li also took a pay cut to appear in the film.

“It is a film that has a budget of just seven million yuan, what acting fees can I ask for,” said the action star, who usually demands millions for each film appearance.

Petrina Fung Bo-Bo

Arriving at HKFA

Greeting fans

The Magic Cup (1961)

Child star Petrina Fung Bo-Bo made a special appearance at the Hong Kong Film Archives (HKFA) screening of her film The Magic Cup. She flew in from Malaysia where she now lives. Fung revealed that she plans to begin writing her memoirs in October and that she will contact the other Seven Princesses. (Sina)

Gigi Leung is in Mexico filming a segment for the program One Earth.

Besides staying at a Cancun resort, Gigi will visit a Mayan city and see a Mexical wrestling match. (Sina)

Memorial to Zhang Ziyi

In Chengdu, a grave and tombstone memorial to Zhang Ziyi was discovered in a park. After some investigation, it was thought to be the result of some promotional marketing by an online game company. The tombstone was professionally made of wood with a portrait of Zhang Ziyi above it and the words, ‘Tomb of Internationally Dirty Miss Zhang’ and set next to a trash can. The grave was littered with paper money. In addition, business cards, posters and laptop bags led to the belief that this was all the work of an online game company that was co-sponsoring a dance competition. A company executive denied it and said the cards were fake. (Xinhua)

Acclaimed novelist Louis Cha Jin Yong has become the latest victim of a series of death hoaxes that have circulated in the entertainment industry lately.

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