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August 28, 2009

August 28, 2009


Shing Fui-On passed away last night at 11:45pm at Hong Kong Baptist Hospital


Shing Fui-On passed away last night

Despite his poor condition Shing checked out of the hospital a couple days ago to be home because he did not like the feeling of loneliness at the hospital. Two days later his condition worsened dramatically and Shing returned to the hospital. Nick Cheung, Michael Miu Kiu-Wai, Eric Tsang visited him and others visited him. (Thanks, to Fan)

The fourth of five brothers, Shing quit school and joined his brother at Shaw Brothers at age 15 (some say 13) to work in the props department

Later he joined Golden Harvest but a downturn in the industry forced him to find work in a ballroom as a guard (?).
HK actor Fui-on Shing dies of cancer

Hong Kong Actor Fui-on Shing Dies of Cancer


Big Silly character debuted in 1985 Chase a Fortune

Big Silly (middle) with two cousins
Before he was fierce (center, with two cousins)
Disco era Big SillyFull fierce on
Once claimed in an interview that he joined the triads but later recanted


Xinhuanet coverage


Sina.com’s coverage of Big Silly’s passing



Opening ceremony for Fire Dragon

NY Times: Film on Confucius Resurfacing
Fei Mu’s Confucius being restored

No Kungfu and No Charity for Jet Li in Ocean Paradise

Daughter Cast in Director John Woo’s New Film

Two more sneak into Toronto lineup
The Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday made two last-minute bookings for Iranian director Hana Makhmalbaf’s “Green Days” and “The Warrior and the Wolf,” a combat epic from Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang.

Taipei Times: Hear Me review
A love story in silence
Blatant product placement for the Taipei City Government mars an otherwise enjoyable boy-meets-girl tale

Taipei Times - short takes

Let’s Fall in Love (尋情歷險記)
Also making use of Chinese Valentine’s Day is this up-close-and-personal Taiwanese documentary enjoying a proper release with a new promotional campaign. Twenty-odd married couples come under the spotlight with their relationship problems and weaknesses, together with the intriguing matchmaker-counselor whom all of them share. From award-winning director Wuna Wu (吳汰紝), who had to solicit hundreds of small investors to get this film into theaters.

The Forbidden Legend: Sex & Chopsticks 2 (金瓶梅2:愛的奴隸)
Sweaty and kinky sex for its own sake is a rare bird on the Taiwanese big screen these days. We haven’t had a soft porn extravaganza since, well, the original Sex & Chopsticks late last year. Japanese hardcore actresses Hikaru Wakana (with head still shaved), Kaera Uehara, Serina Hayakawa and Yui Morikawa secure another Hong Kong work visa to tell, for the umpteenth time, the misadventures of barely robed courtesans. But tableware fetishists will likely feel misled all over again; the Chinese title (“The Golden Lotus 2: Slaves of Love”) is more faithful to what’s on show.

Rookies: Graduation
And so, back to a movie based on a Japanese manga. A bunch of good-for-nothing punks regain self-respect and team spirit after their charismatic high school teacher shapes them into a formidable baseball team. This is a theatrical follow-up to a TV series based on the popular manga series Rookies. But unless you’re a baseball tragic or swoon at the sight of “bad boys” with trendy shocks of hair and perfect skin, this attempt at inspiration won’t mean a pitcher’s mound of beans. The Bad News Bears it ain’t.

KJ (音樂人生)
The poster for this Hong Kong documentary says it all: a boy sitting alone in an auditorium. The boy is “KJ,” a brilliant pianist with a bright future in store, though the film covers much wider, and occasionally darker, ground, which makes it an ideal companion to Four Minutes. With respected director Ann Hui (�?�) as consultant, this study of individual genius in a society that tends to stifle it has the stamp of quality. Six years in the making, KJ is screening exclusively at the Wonderful Cinemas complex in Taichung.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2009/08/28/2003452150

Yasmin Ahmad tribute

Shawn Yue speaks up for Stephy Tang
Stephy criticized for potentially spreading H1N1 at typhoon fundraiser

The husband of Lee Young-ae publicly speaks about his wife

Felicia Chin breaks down at ongoing rumours of plastic surgery

Taipei Times: Pop Stop

Karen Mok

Karen Mok promoting her new digital album


Zhang Ziyi endorsing watch brand



Taiwan actress Yu Ke-Hsin lost Andy Lau to Carol Shu many years ago and suffered depression for some 15 years

Yu Ke-Hsin
Andy’s partner pregnant?
Is Lau’s long-term partner expecting a baby?
The women in Andy Lau’s life - captioned slideshow
[*According to Chinese custom, following the death of a father, the couple must marry within 100 days or wait 3 years. Others say AFTER 100 days otherwise bad luck for the bridegroom. You pick, I guess.]



Vivian Chow paintings selected for exhibition


Josie Ho
Josie Ho shows off a purse she designed featuring a gun

She joked that there are two meaning to the gun, to promote world peace and to keep evildoers away from her husband. Her father, Stanley Ho, remains in the hospital resting and recuperating from surgery.


Photos from Gillian Chung’s stage performance I Ought To Be in Pictures



More photos

Gillian Chung’s stage debut


Li Bingbing opens a flagship store in Ningbo

Michelle Reis slide show

August 5, 2009

August 5, 2009

Jay Chou to play Stephen Chow’s role in ‘Green Hornet’?

“Empire of Silver” Generates Its Own Fortune in Taiwan

Success of Overheard has producer, directors considering sequel
Story would center around Lau Ching-Wan, but they hope to sign up Andy Lau and Donnie Yen. Meanwhile, Derek Yee will start filming ‘Double Tap King’ with Louis Koo and Daniel Wu in August.


Gillian Chung in costume for a guest appearance in Jeff Lau’s multi-star Light Transcending Pandora’s Box a sendup of Red Cliff

Cast includes Ronald Cheng, Eric Tsang
More on the film here and here
Ronald Cheng and Sun Li are playing the lead roles in Light-transcending Pandora’s Box and they are joined by various Chinese and Hong Kong celebrities including veteran artistes Eric Tsang, Sandra Ng, Kenny Bee, Bruce Liang, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu; a number of indispensable comedian extras Johnny Kong Yeuk Sing, Tin Kai Man, Lam Tze Chung, Lee Kin Yan; from Mainland are Guo De Gang, Yu Rong Guang, Huang Bo, Guo Tao, Wang Xue Bing, Sha Yi; from Hong Kong arrives Alex Fong, Fan Siu Wong, Danny Chan Kwok Kwan, Marco Ngai, Patrick Tam, Edmond Leung; and it’s being complemented and adorned by female artistes Athena Chu, Gigi Leung, Betty Huang Yi, Ada Choi, Xu Jiao…

Rumor: Jet Li has been invited to star in New Shaolin Temple an update of Shaolin Temple
He would not play a main character but a senior temple official. Andy Lau is also under discussion for a part, reuniting The Warlords duo.

Chow Yun-Fat confirmed for Jiang Wen’s Let the Bullets Fly
Gong Li is still tentatively cast

Watch for Lin Chi-Ling

Sexy Siren Fan Bingbing Graces ‘Esquire’
http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/m/p/2009-08-05/02272638541.shtml

Gao Yuanyuan: Follow Me in South Korea


Zhao Wei - new fashion photo gallery

Taiwanese singer-actor Nicky Wu and wife divorce

Shing Fui-On in stable condition switches hospital according to good pal Ken Lo

Stanley Ho’s condition deteriorates
Family gathers at hospital

Cowherd, looking for Weaver Girl
Romances in the Show Business

Minibond celebrities tagged as `professional’

July 29, 2009

July 29, 2009


Lau Ching-Wan and wife,Amy KwokLau Ching-Wan, Zhang Jingchu, Alex Fong

Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Lau Ching-WanDaniel Wu

Anita YuenMichelle Ye

Overheard cast and guests attend Hong Kong premiere
Michael Wong and wife
Michael Wong and wife


“Overheard” Premieres in Hong Kong
Hollywood Reporter: Alan Mak hopes for hit in China

‘Chengdu’ to close Venice festival
Fruit Chan, Cui Jian unveil sci-fi film
Chengdu, I Love You to close Venice Film Festival
[ I wonder, did the third part get cut out because Hur Jin-ho expanded his segment to a full length feature?]
Previously: Hur Jin-ho wraps feature-length Season Of Good Rain
‘Chengdu’ to Close Venice Film Festival

Variety: SPC to distribute Yimou’s ‘Blood’ [Amazing Tales: Three Guns]
Sony Pictures Classics is continuing its relationship with filmmaker Zhang Yimou, agreeing to distribute his planned remake of the Coen brothers’ comedic thriller “Blood Simple” domestically and in several major foreign territories
Screen Daily: Sony Classics on board for Zhang Yimou’s Blood Simple remake

China welcomes ‘Haeundae’ wave
Korean disaster film looks for success onshore in China

Lee Byung-hun Returns With Film ‘G.I. Joe’
Kwon Sang-woo May Make Hollywood Debut
Hollywood’s Korean ninjas
Sandra Ng
Barbie Hsu
Sandra Ng and Barbie Hsu - On His Majesty’s Secret Service

Xu Fan and husband Feng Xiaogang
Chen Daoming, Chen Jin

Does Feng Xiaogang have vitiligo?

Aftershock officially launches production

Ceremony held at Tangshan Earthquake Memorial Square

HK actress Michelle Reis returns to the big screen

Anthony Wong
Anthony Wong, Yin Tao to Lead Epic Tang Drama

Jia Zhangke: In fact it is the President of the World Uighur Congress Kadeer, a documentary film, and invited me to attend the film premiere, it is known that political figures in the film will appear, too political, and I am not sure about the history of Xinjiang, so it is not the time to attend the film festival a good time, so I choose not to participate. ”
Jia Zhangke speaking at the Hong Kong Book Fair

Jet Li’s Singapore citizenship confirmed

Shing Fui-On (file photo)
Shing Fui-On gives a thumbs up

Young Shing Fui-On and Andy Lau
Shing Fui-On’s cancer has spread to his lungs. He entered the hospital last week and only weighs 45kgs (not lost 45kgs as previously reported)


86 year-old Lam Kau enters hospital with foot injury

Nick Cheung
Nick Cheung films a tourism program in Finland


Vivian Chow
Peter Chan
I spy: Vivian Chow secretly meeting with Peter Chan in Shanghai

Sparks rumors of plans for comeback

England: Family made £7m in fake DVD scam

July 28, 2009

July 28, 2009

Jet Li
Still from Sylvester Stallone film The Expendables - Jet Li


SCMP: Daniel Wu discusses new film ‘Overheard’
Zhang Jingchu, Lau Ching-Wan
Overheard takes in 35M yuan in the opening weekend


‘Tracing Shadow’ Premieres


More photos of premiere


Peter Chan wanted to cast Michelle Reis ten years ago when Bodyguards and Assassins was first planned



Additional photos of Michelle Reis on set of Bodyguards and Assassins
More
Andrew Lau received a 1905 HK$10 bill as a reward and commemoration for his efforts
Peter Chan, in a surprise, introduced Andrew Lau on the last of shooting. Lau had been called in to assist due to an unnamed large crisis.
‘Infernal’ Lau joins ‘Bodyguards’

Shing Fui-On
Shing Fui-On suffers recurrence of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

The 54 year-old actor was treated in 2004 with chemo and radiation therapy and he lost 45kg in weight. He also lost his sense of taste and hearing. Nonetheless, Shing was elected village head in Sai Kung and later ran for election to the legislature but was defeated.
Nick Cheung, also a Sai Kung resident, went directly from shooting To Live and Die in Mongkok to visit Shing at the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital. He is due to be released in a couple days.

Prison on Fire
1988 - The Greatest Lover
2001 - ATV series with Japanese beauties
Secret Lover, 1995The Detective, 2007
2003 running for legislative council member


Shing Fui-On continued auto racing even after first being diagnosed in 2004

Zhang Ziyi Interview: From Actress to Producer (Thanks, to duriandave, for pointing it out)

Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang begins shooting earthquake movie
“Aftershocks” tells the story of a seven-year-old girl who survived the quake that killed more than 240,000 people.

Hong Kong filmmaker Lee Kung-lok’s romantic comedy Let’s Fall in Love starts shooting in Beijing on July 24.

MIFF weighs future of Chinese pics
Claustrophobia, Miao Miao also withdrawn

Hollywood Reporter: Haeundae - film review
Bottom Line: Korea’s first disaster movie is slow to reach a crest of excitement but eventually delivers shiploads of action and visual spectacles.
Disaster film a Korean BO success

Comic-Con ‘Thirst’ panel with director Park Chan-Wook

Sassy Girl Returns as a Cyborg (video/photos)
Sassy girl returns as robot in Cyborg She

HK singer Eason Chan’s marriage in trouble?

Donnie Yen’s birthday party
Donnie Yen and wife
Raymond WongLynn XiongCheung Tat-MingVincent Kok
Roy CheungLeon LaiAndrew Lin
Donnie Yen celebrates his 46th birthday with friends

Additional photos

Yasmin Ahmad

  • Touched by her maternal glow
  • Friend to All
  • Tears and tribute

    ESWN: Young Models At The Hong Kong Book Fair


    SCMP: Anti-model activists protest at HK Book Fair


    SCMP: Kobe brings MVP skills to HK

  • April 17, 2009

    April 17, 2009

    City of Life and Death - Beijing Premiere
    Qin Lan (Photos: ent.sina.com)Gao Yuanyuan

    Jiang Yiyan
    City of Life and Death Beijing Premiere
    Nanjing! City of Life or Death?


    Detective Dee Poster


    Carina Lau pips Brigitte Lin and Cheri Chung!
    Carina Lau to play Empress Wu in Tsui Harks’s Detective Dee

    Her manager denies pregnancy rumors
    Carina Lau to Play Emperor Wu Zetian


    Tang Wei, Andy On
    Crossing Hennessy - Tang Wei and Andy On shooting scene in street

    East Wind, Rain - Wang Baoqiang Is a ‘Xiao Kai’ in Shanghai

    Taipei Times: Invitation Only review
    ‘Invitation Only’ is Taiwan’s answer to torture porn films like ‘Saw’ and ‘Hostel’

    Variety: Sarkissian on ‘Mad’ mission
    Producer to remake two Johnnie To films, The Mad Detective and The Mission

    Movie preview: “Inglorious Basterds”

    Bai Ling goes where the action is
    Bai Ling, Crazy Cool
    Bai Ling Wants To Know If You’re Naked
    Bai Ling Explains “Nipple” Book

    Alex Fong Lik-Sun, Gillian Chung
    Almost forgotten Fantastic Water Babes being reviewed by Mainland censors. Albert Yeung hopes for a release this year and new film work for Gillian.

    ‘Lurking’ with Sun Honglei - TV series

    Shing Fui-On amd Maria Cordero
    Shing Fui-On has recovered from throat(?) cancer but lost his sense of taste

    Diagnosed in 2004, he was successfully treated with chemotherapy. Now he has to use his imagination when he eats.

    Taipei Times Pop Stop

    Elaine Ng plans for daughter to meet “father”
    Former Miss Asia Elaine Ng was said to have illegitimately bore Jackie Chan a baby girl nine years ago though neither party confirmed this allegation by the Hong Kong media. To compensate her daughter, who has grown up without a father, Ng sought the help of her friends to sound Chan out for a meeting with the nine-year-old Etta Ng.

    Since the mother and daughter moved to Shanghai in 2001, they have been residing in a villa and Etta has also been attending a prestigious school where annual fees are close to S$20,000.

    An insider said, “Elaine has arranged for Etta to study in an international school to prevent her daughter’s status from affecting her relationships with friends. However, due to Jackie Chan’s worldwide fame, even foreign students know who Etta’s father is and have purposely used the name “Jackie” to crack jokes with her, annoying the little girl and hurting her mother.”

    Though the girl has avoided asking about her father in fear of displeasuring her mother, a pediologist has certified that Etta is now capable of managing a meeting her father. Ng has thus secretly sought help from her old friends, Sandra Ng and Margie Tseng, to relay a message to Chan, hoping that he would meet with his “daughter”.

    Edison Chen receives threat mail again! (via Apple Daily)
    Hong Kong’s Apple Daily received an anonymous package containing a lighter, some silvery powder and a Sniper movie poster that was torn out of Apple Daily’s own pages dated April 9. With Chen’s portrait on the poster, Apple Daily speculated that the mail is targeted at him once again.

    Last month, Hong Kong media received two packages, each containing a bullet, with notes that advised Chen to refrain from attending any promotional events from April 4 onwards, regardless of countries, to avoid bringing danger to his life. Despite the death threats, Chen still “risked his life” to promote the movie Sniper in Singapore early this month. He was also in Shanghai and Beijing thereafter for business meetings, disregarding the bullet threats.

    Apple Daily reported the new threat to police on Tuesday afternoon at 2.40p.m. The bomb disposal team and HAZMAT (hazardous materials) tender truck were deployed for at Apple Daily’s office.

    At press time, the case had been handed over to the Regional Crime Unit for further investigation. The police have not confirmed if the mail is directly related to Chen.

    Chen’s godfather, Anthony Wong, expressed his concern about the matter at a China event. “First, let’s not talk about Edison Chen making a comeback; the most important thing now is to locate the loony. We are very worried for Edison,” he said.

    Wong said his godson had not spoken about his “misfortune” but hoped that the public can give the latter another chance.

    Jeon Ji-Hyun (Photo: Korean Herald)
    Jeon Ji Hyun’s phone duplicators get punished
    Jeon Ji-hyun is Chinese?

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