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October 4, 2010

October 4, 2010

Poster for Patrick Kong’s (Yip Lim-Sum) Marriage With a Liar

Film is set for a Christmas release and features Chrissie Chau.

Chrissie Chau

(Photos from Weibo)

Wind Blast poster released last week

FBA: Contagion infects Hong Kong

Chui Tien-You (of Shine)

Chui Tien-You

Josie Ho

Steven Soderbergh

Crowd of extras, pedestrians and hawkers

Decontamination unit scene

Contagion has started shooting in Mongkok. The film is about the CDC’s attempt to trace the origins of SARS and stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard.

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The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman will be released in November (Sina)

Ge You, Shu Qi - wrapping up shooting of If You Are the One 2

Shu Qi noshing on noodles

Cecilia Cheung and Jingle Ma will reunite in his upcoming Dynamic Angel/Race Car. Ceci’s manager has confirmed her casting but would leave it to the film production company to announce the start date. (Sina)(Xinhua)

Kiki Seung Tin-Ngo and businessman Patrick Lee

Carina Lau

Margie Tsang

(Oct.3) Hong Kong TV actress Seung Tin-Ngo’s wedding banquet was attended by many celebrities including Teresa Mo, Sandra Ng, Liza Wong, Law Kar-Ying, Lau Ching-Wan, Amy Kwok. Wong Cho-Nam and Lee Sze-Kit (Johnson Lee) served as MCs for the event. (Sina)(Xinhua)2

Jessey Meng Guang-Mei

The same evening, in Taipei, 43 year-old supermodel-actress Jessey Meng Guang-mei and her Beijing investment baron fiance, Ji Zenghe held an engagement banquet. Her engagement ring is worth a reported  $6.6 million yuan. Her 50 year-old fiance is estimated to be worth $1B yuan. In 2008, her ex-boyfriend, Corrado Riccio swindled her of her life savings, along with 29 other investors to the tune of US$51 million. According to IMDB, Riccio was executive producer of a 2007 Hong Kong-Italy horror film, Counting House, that featured Michael Wong, Maggie Q and Cheng Pei-Pei.

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Patrick Kong received an Detective Dee action figure at the Hong Kong premiere!

Concert poster featuring Edison Chen

Edison Chen will be part of the East Asia All Stars Concert in conjunction with the Shanghai World Expo. To be held in Shanghai’s Hongkou Soccer Stadium which seats 45,000, Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Andy Hui, Richie Ren, Leon Lai, Miriam Yeung, Denise Ho, Daniel Wu and Shawn Yue will be among the more than 30 artists performing.

East Asian All-Stars Concert poster (Sina)

SG: Jacky Cheung’s record-breaking concert ticket prices

SG: Rainie Yang: From Cutesy to Sexy?

Barbie Hsu & Shone An spotted holding hands

Andy Lau and wife rumoured to be in family way

At 48, Yeoh’s still kicking up a storm

No sexy roles for me, says ex-beauty queen Yeoh

September 29, 2010

September 29, 2010

HK Film Archive shows Mandarin and Cantonese classics to celebrate Cathay’s 75th anniversary

Hong Kong media reports that Cecilia Cheung will join Raymond Wong’s Lunar New Year film costarring Donnie Yen, Louis Koo and Carina Lau. New Year films are always fun, popular and an easy role for a mother like Cecilia. That, and the stellar cast were given as reasons for Wong’s ability to lure Ceci back. Besides the Hong Kong and Beijing premieres, Cecilia will not be required to participate in the normal publicity tour of cities. (Sina)(Xinhua)

New Westward Journey will begin filming in October. The Stephen Chow produced and written prequel to his earlier Monkey King films will be directed by Derek Kwok Chi-Kin. Casting was not announced but Chow has been recruiting new actors recently. (Sina)

Posters for Distant Thunder

Zhang Jiarui’s (Red River) new film is described as a mainland ‘Rouge’ (Sina)

CRI: Tang Wei to Drive Racing Car in New Movie

Tang Wei has signed up to join Hong Kong director Jingle Ma’s new film, “Race Car” .

CRI: ’Just Call Me Nobody’ Wraps up Shooting

Just Call Me Nobody” features Taiwan actress Kelly Lin and well-known Chinese mainland comedians Zhao Benshan and Xiao Shen Yang.

(Sina)

FBA: Hot Summer has its Day in US theatres

Hot Summer Days gets limited release in New York, LA

FBA: Pinoy Sunday (台北星期天) (7/10)

Vignettish “road movie” about two Filipino workers on their day off in Taipei is slim but likable.

Interesting note: As well as many filmmakers and delegations, foreign industry guests at the 12th Pyongyang Festival included Hong Kong producer Shi Nansun (with a new print of Tsui Hark’s classic 1984 comedy Shanghai Blues)(FBA)

The cast of Legend of the Fist held an event in Beijing to celebrate its box office success during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday period.

Shu Qi

Anthony Wong on harmonica

Andrew Lau, Ryu Kohata

Andrew Lau, Shu Qi, Huo Siyan, Chen Jiajia, Anthony Wong, Ryu Kohata

Director Lau  revealed that in the first cut the original ending was eight minutes longer and that he hoped the scene would be used to open the sequel. (Sina-gallery)(Xinhua-gallery) With her string of successful films on the mainland since Confession of Pain, her films Blood Brothers, If You Are the One, Looking For a Star, and City on Alert have been big box office earners, Shu Qi’s being dubbed Queen of the Mainland. Elsewhere, it’s been reported that Shu Qi recently bought a 14M yuan villa in Beijing.  (Xinhua)

Zhou Dongyu

Shawn Dou Xiao

Yu Xinbo

Zhang Yimou returned to visit his alma mater, Beijing Film Academy, with the young stars of Under the Hawthorn Tree. (Sina-gallery)

Jennifer Tse promoting Breast Cancer Awareness (Sept.29)

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Vivian Chow

Vivian Chow, Kay Tse and Gong Xinliang attend a Piaget event. (Sept.28)

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Jordan Chan and Cherrie Ying took retro photos for their upcoming November wedding banquet invitations.

Reminded me of this one with Fan Wei and Zhang Jingchu from The Road. (Sina)

Rosemary

Rosemary and boyfriend Jason return to Hong Kong from France where she’s been hiding out since mid-September after her Labor Day arrest in Reno, NV. Her demeanor was reportedly better now that her legal situation has somewhat eased. (Sina)

Hong Kong model’s Reno trial set for Dec. 8(HKStandard)(msnbc)

SG: Battle of the Queens: Shu Qi, Vicki Zhao, Zhou Xun

Edison Chen makes pop-art debut

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