HKMDB Daily News

July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012 [HKMDB Daily News]

Brigitte Jolie (Southcn)

CF: Brigitte Lin Comes Out of Retirement for Zhang Yimou’s New Film

With the budget of 100 million yuan, the film features a host of strong cast members including singer Hu Ling, pianist Lang Lang and comedian Guo Degang. But more surprisingly, Lin will play alongside the Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie.

Other reports still call it a false rumour. Wanda Pictures also denies it.  It is noted that Brigitte Lin, Angelina Jolie and Lang Lang’s paychecks combined alone would blow the the budget. (Sina)2

CF: Joan Chen Plays Plastic Surgeon in “Double Xposure”

CF: New Posters of Joan Chen’s Absurd Comedy “Let It Be”

CF: Lau Ching-wan Overcomes Mandarin Barriers for “The Bullet Vanishes”(Sina)

CF:  Nicholas Tse and Sean Lau Refuse Stand-ins in “The Bullet Vanishes”

CF: ”The Silent War” Releases New Posters

CF: Good-for-Nothing” Releases New Posters

The production company for “Good-for-Nothing Heroes” released three posters to promote their upcoming film

Lam Suet, Leni Lan (Lan Yan)

Christy Chung plays a buck-toothed single mother in “Good-for-Nothing Heroes”


Veteran actor Sun Honglei leads a Chinese version of “Leon: The Professional,” starring opposite actress Wang Luodan.

The suspense romantic film “Sha Jie” is intensely shooting in Beijing. A new series of still shots have been released to drum up the interest of the audience.

Ni Ni (Sina)

The 12 Star Signs [Zodiac?] Micro Films Project is co-filmed by Lu Chuan, Wang Xiaoshuai, Teng Huatao ["Love is Not Blind"] and Hao Lei. Each will shoot three films.

Co-sponsored by Buick, but not your father’s Buick

Wang Xiaoshuai’s “Far Away” (on poster)/”So Far So Free”(on video)

Sagittarius and the need for passion (!)

Lu Chuan’s “Heart Direction”/”The Way to Heart” (on video) based on Libra - freedom to choose?

CF: Zhao Wei Joins Stanley Kwan’s “Fang Lang Ji”(Sina)

Chinese movies to feature Toronto Int’l Film Festival

Stephen Fung’s Tai Chi 0, a period martial arts film, will also be a premiere in North America.

Peng Bo in comedy “BMW Rhapsody” starring Jordan Chan (below)


“One LV bag is the equivalent of a full house of 150-200 seats”

CF: Jackie Chan, Feng Xiaogang Gathered at Li Bingbing’s Family Event

The wedding was held by Huayi Bros’ top actress Li Bingbing. The bride is Li’s younger sister and a manager at Huayi. The couple registered as a couple in Las Vegas, Nevada two years ago.

Fashion magazine editor, Su Mang, Li Bingbing and sister, Li Xue

Li Bingbing and nephew, the “Little Prince”

Jackie and the wedding couple

CF: Jackie Chan Sings “Best Wishes from Beijing” Along with Another 176 Celebrities

CF: Aaron Kwok Presents Award to Prince Harry

MSN: Zhang Ziyi’s new romance revealed

The Chinese actress was said to be dating a Chinese host for the past year (Sina-slideshow)

MSN: Are wedding bells set to ring for Shu Qi and Stephen Fung?

“Do they really want me to get married so desperately?” Shu Qi questioned helplessly.

MSN: Gigi Lai celebrates twin daughters’ birthdays

The heavily pregnant actress made a rare appearance in public for the special occasion

MSN: Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung discuss business over a meal

MSN: Chinese star claims Deric Wan cheated her of money and love

A Chinese actress by the name of Wan Jiarong has shockingly claimed that Hong Kong actor Deric Wan is her ex-flame and cheated her of her money and love.

MSN: Is Eason Chan’s wife a party animal?

WaPo: Intense typhoon Vicente slamming Hong Kong (Jul 23)

The government of Hong Kong has issued its highest level typhoon warning for the city - known as the number 10 signal. Such a designation is reserved for storms expected to produce hurricane-force winds.

Hong Kong Book Fair Attracts 900,000 Visitors Despite Storm

Stanley Ho’s relatives in the local news

WaPo: Hong Kong tycoon Eric Hotung ordered to pay son Michael Hotung $1.2 million by Fairfax County jury

Son is illegitimate offspring of love affair with cousin Winnie Ho.

WaPo: Alleged crime ties may affect casino’s chances of coming to Prince George’s County

MGM Resorts is trying to open casino while reputation of Macau partner, Pansy Ho, is scrutinized.

When confronted with a similar question a couple of years ago, New Jersey, a state that is no stranger to organized crime, balked — leading to MGM’s expected exit from Atlantic City.

March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

CRI: First Look at “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”

WSJ: ‘Punished’ Revisits the Hong Kong Crime Thriller

Just when it looked as if the days of distinctively Hong Kong movies were numbered, along comes a gritty new crime drama that is Hong Kong through and through.

Poster for Wong Jing’s Men Suddenly in Love

Cast includes Chapman to, Jim Chim, Chrissie Chau, Eric Tsang and Wong Jing

Big Big Man poster

Ng Man-Tat stars in the film described as a clash of HK mo lei tau and hot Sichuan-style comedy. The film premiered in Chengdu on March 8 with a general release on the 11th.

Ng Man-Tat

Yang Lele (Sina)23

Stills from The Lost Bladesman featuring Shao Bing, Jiang Wen and Dong Yong

Shao Bing, Jiang Wen

Shao Bing

Dong Yong

Dong Yong, Jiang Wen (Sina-gallery)

Liu Yifei

Chao Deng

Liu Yifei, having finished A Chinese Fairy Tale, will join Chao Deng, Ronald Cheng and Anthony Wong and shortly start working on Gordon Chan’s next film (lit. Four Marshals). (Sina)

Zhou Dongyu, Dou Xiao - Taipei

The duo appeared at a press conference to promote the upcoming premiere of Under the Hawthorn Tree (Xinhua-gallery)(Sina-gallery)

Stanley Ho

Stanley Ho issued a statement declaring that the four party family dispute had reached an agreement and conclusion. Details were not contained in the joint declaration. Four points: 1) the law suit in high court had been dropped, 2) an agreement among the parties was signed on March 8., 3) each family member will continue to  work for the betterment of the shareholders, SJM, Macau, Hong Kong and the motherland, 4) we thank friends for their caring support and successful resolution and thank the community for their tolerance and understanding. In addition, Stanley Ho was quieted discharged from the hospital where he had been undergoing evaluation for the past 16 days. (Xinhua)2

Joey Wang shoe shopping again in Canada

Once again, a netizen posted photos of Joey Wang shoe shopping. Shortly after the New Year, 44 year-old Joey was spotted shopping for shoes during the holidays. The article notes that Joey was wearing the same coat both times. (Sina)(Xinhua), (Xinhua-January)

TaipeiTimes: Pop Stop

Sammi Cheng, Selina, Ella

MSN: Zhang Ziyi reconciles with Erik Fok? (Xinhua)

The Chinese actress was recently spotting having a cup of coffee with her ex-beau, Erik Fok Kai Shan

Zhang Ziyi no longer wearing Vivi’s “pigeon egg” engagement ring (Xinhua)

MSN: Are wedding bells ringing for Andy Hui and Sammi Cheng?

The pair decided to work things out between them and hope to get married by the end of this year

MSN: Cecilia Cheung goes on an eating spree (Sina)(Xinhua)

The nervy singer apparently gained 20kg after binge-eating the past month

February 1, 2011

February 1, 2011

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 4:16 pm

FBA: The Killer gets green light for 3-D remake

South Korea’s Jung Woo-sung will star in a 3-D English-language remake of iconic Hong Kong film The Killer.

Variety: Shaolin

Well-mounted Chinese-Hong Kong martial-arts co-production “Shaolin” elevates enlightenment above brute strength, but weak helming undercuts the pic’s punch.

FBA: Shaolin (7/10)

Potentially epic tale ends up as okay popcorn entertainment.


Louis Koo plays a makeup artist in All’s Well Ends Well 2011

Eric Tsang crashed the Hong Kong premiere of CNY rival Raymond Wong’s All’s Well Ends Well 2011.

He sported an I Love Hong Kong t-shirt, of course. (Sina)

Josie Ho has dropped out of Quentin Tarantino-RZA project The Man With the Iron Fist in order to remain in Hong Kong and deal with the Stanley Ho family financial squabble. The project would have required her to spend a month-long shoot in Shanghai. (Sina)

Jay Chou and Lin Chi-Ling rehearse for CCTV’s Spring Festival broadcast.


New Year greetings from My Own Swordsman

Yao Chen

Yan Ni

Writer Ning Caishen, director Shang Jing (Sina)

“This is the first Singaporean film that shows how people lived from the 40s to the 60s,” says director Kelvin Tong of his new film which was shot on a lavish set built at a former army camp in Choa Chu Kang.

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’

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’

August 4, 2009

August 4, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 9:31 am

International Gasp to Set off Laughter

Stars Ge You and John Savage

Wong JingLiu YiweiXie NaXu ZhengHe GuiGuo Degang
Sci-fi comedy Mars Baby combines six styles of comedy

Variety: The Sniper review

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” star Zhang Ziyi is trying her hand at romantic comedy after a series of dramas

Sundance Channel will launch the latest season of its late-night destination Asia Extreme™ in August and September

Stylish Faye Wong Shops in Hong Kong

Eric Tsang shoots nostalgic advert for Mid-Autumn Festival

Louis Koo and Barbie Hsu grace wedding magazine cover

Charlene Choi promotes Coke

Huang Yi ring sparks engagement rumor

Stanley Ho hospitalized last night after a fall
Ho had an operation to remove bleeding of the brain
Stanley Ho photo gallery
Reuters: Macau gaming tycoon Ho undergoes brain surgery

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