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May 9, 2009

May 9, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 10:09 am

Thanks, to Fan for the following article on Tang Wei:

On April 12th, Tang Wei secretly met with Harvey Weinstein and Bey Logan to plan her debut in Hollywood.

Other photos include her HK apartment, Eaton House, and the Happy Valley Starbucks that Tang Wei frequents, for you stalkers. Tang Wei was slated to star in Tian Zhuangzhuang’s The Warrior and the Wolf but was ultimately replaced by Maggie Q due to the media ban by mainland authorities.
Fan: Tang Wei met up with Harvey Weinstein recently in HK. No film contract confirmed yet. I am not particularly impressed by this girl but with her performance in Lust Caution, seems like there should be something big to follow but so far, no.

Tang Wei and her manager

Portraits of Zhao Wei

Plays Donnie Yen’s lover in upcoming 14 Blades

Faye Wong Sings at Buddhist Event
Faye Wong to make a comeback

Andy Lau, Li Bingbing engaged in war of wits
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Panda Film Attracts Chinese Audiences - Trail of the Panda

Jane Zhang to appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Monday
For those unfamiliar with Jane Zhang Liangying, Jane Z for Japan, she placed third in the 2005 Super Girl competition that was won by tomboy favorite Chris Li Yuchun (debuting in upcoming Bodyguards and Assassins), though Jane was clearly the best singer of the three finalists (Bibi Zhou Bichang placing second). Jane has sung numerous theme songs for TV series and movies including The Banquet and Painted Skin (HKFA Best Original Song)(both below). She also performed the title song to Zhang Yimou’s modern day opera Impressions of West Lake.

Teresa Tang’s memorial park to be completed in 2011

Carina Lau unafraid of H1N1, but avoids Maggie Cheung
(The writer of the article doesn’t seem to know that Maggie is still in Hong Kong.)

Lulu Ng Caused Distressed Woman’s Suicide?
Details behind Josephine Koo’s sister’s death.

Sweet freedom as quarantine ends for 283 at hotel
Celebration time for some as hotel ordeal ends

Toronto student wins NASA prize for designing space colony (Thanks, Brian)

March 21, 2009

Liu Ye - Iron Man

Liu Ye - Iron Man

Jet Li latest to join cast of epic film Founding of the Nation as guest
Jiang Wen will play a notorious KMT spy chief

Jay Chou loses role as Bruce Lee
Kung fu epic “Ip Man” produced dazzling results and a sequel will be made. Taiwanese pop idol Jay Chou, a Bruce Lee’s fan, will not get to act as his idol in “Ip Man 2″ because “the sequel will not feature Bruce Lee”, producer of the film Raymond Wong explained.

Wong said that “Ip Man 2″ will focus on the life story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun grandmaster and also Bruce Lee’s master, in Hong Kong after the war. The story will not extend to Ip’s old age days and thus will not feature Lee; his clarification also smashed previous rumors which said the role will be a fight between Chou and Hong Kong actor Chan Kwok Kwan.

The region wide popularity of the film has raised market value of male lead Donnie Yen; despite that, he will charge Wong a “friendship price” for the sequel and thus will be kept as the lead of the film.
“Ip Man 2″ will be shot in China in July.

Korean ‘Thirst’ poster banned

History Comes Alive in “My Chief and My Regiment”
The series with too many English titles
Soldiers and Their Commander/My Commander, My Regiment

Another excellent issue of APA Magazine
APA Top Ten: Leslie Cheung’s Heartbreaker Roles
APA Top Ten: alternatives to seeing Street Fighter: the Legend of Chun-Li
On the Road and Off the Beaten Path: Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu
Ten from the 59th Berlinale

Michael Tse’s ‘ku wak chai’ role becomes a big hit, netizens mourn his death

Maggie Cheung left Hong Kong to avoid old flame?
Superstar Maggie Cheung currently based in Beijing is said to have left Hong Kong to avoid his ex-boyfriend, famous Hong Kong director Yee Tung-Shing.

Yee said on press conference of his new film “Shinjuku Incident”, “I am 52 this year and have almost forgotten about Maggie Cheung; that relationship happened over 20 years ago. If we had had a child, he should be over 20 years old now. This is fate. If I can still remember it clearly, there must be a problem with me; I could be suffering from dementia.”

Yee also revealed that after the breakup, both of them have no intention of working together anymore. “She will not be part of my movie. I think she is more afraid of bumping into each other than I am, look at her now, she’s even left Hong Kong to avoid me.”

Despite being banned in China for its gory scenes, “Shinjuku Incident” has been chosen to be the opening film of Hong Kong International Film Festival. Yee told reporters that he knew the film will not make it through China’s censorship board and thus dared not send it to China.

An avid diver, Yee said he wished to have an early retirement. “I’m making films so that I can dive. Movies making is a tedious and torturous process; from preparations, being the boss, choosing the actors, selecting settings, etc.”

Jackie Chan reveals past relationship with Teresa Tang
International superstar Jackie Chan revealed on a China talk show his past relationship with late Taiwanese pop singer Teresa Tang but chose to marry current wife Lin Feng-jiao in the end because his buddies preferred the latter.

Both Chan and Tang were developing their careers in the United States then and came together naturally for movies and dinners. He said they had a good time together but that lifestyle was not to his liking; he preferred mingling around with a large group of buddies. However, Tang, a noble woman, preferred peace and solitude.

On the other hand, Lin Feng-jiao mixed well with the guys and had their support. “Lin Feng-jiao is better than Teresa Tang. You must marry her.” In the end, Chan forsake Tang for his brothers and married Lin.

Other than the two relationships that he had acknowledged, there is also one rumored relationship with Hong Kong actress Michelle Yim. Chan said he was secretly in love with Yim, already a successful and popular actress, when he was still an unknown actor. He only started pursuit when he became famous and took eight years to win her heart. The relationship, however, ended when he went to Hollywood and met Teresa Tang.

TVB host reveals inside story of Cecilia Cheung’s interview

Nic Tse and Cecilia Cheung offer photos for charity
No, not THOSE photos!

Edison Chen's father

Gillian Chung feels awkward; on the same flight with Edison Chen’s father to Beijing

Gillian Chung - Beijing airport photo gallery

Chang Chen
Chang Chen attending promotion event

Harlem Yu to announce divorce

China targets erotic audiobooks
Four workers detained as part of crack down

March 18, 2009

March 18th, 2009

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 10:06 am

Shu Qi

Shu Qi the Spokes-Beauty

Stills from Founding of the Nation

Huang Shengyi

VOA: Zhang Yimou Says He’s an Artist, Not a Politician

Made in China wins jury prize at South by Southwest

Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog - English update

Wong Jing’s I Corrupt All Cops (lit. Money Empire) opens on the Mainland 4/3, Hong Kong 4/23(?). Cast includes Eason Chan, Anthony Wong, Tong Leung Kar-Fei, Alex Fong Lik-sun, and Bowie Lam. The story takes place in the 70’s during the era of corrupt cops and the creation of ICAC (Indepedent Commission Against Corruption).
During British rule, Hong Kong once was under a period of darkness. At the time, police corruption took place almost everyday, in the decade between 1963 and 1973 alone, the Hong Kong police corruption amounted to 10 billion at the time, roughly equivalent to 500 billion in 2009!
The head of this empire of corruption was the Hong Kong Island Chinese chief inspector Brother Lak. Every time Brother Lak was unable to solve a case, he would order his subordinate Fire Kirin to find a scapegoat to take the blame. Somehow, Fire Kirin arrested university student Han Chi Bong and wanted him to admit to several dozen crimes including theft, indecent assault and battery. Fortunately Bong’s mother got rent collector Pig Grease Cake to force Fire Kiri to release him…

 Derek Yee and Maggie Cheung

In an interview promoting Shinjuku Incident, director Derek Yee was asked whether he would collaborate with his old flame Maggie Cheung again? Yee said there was no chance since she left Hong Kong to hide from him. “It was more than twenty years ago, I am 52 years old, if we had a child it would be 20 years old now. After separating, she would not work with me. She feared this, you see. She hid very far, even left Hong Kong. ”



 Teresa TangJackie ChanJoan Lin Feng ChiaoJackie Chan reveals the inside story of his breakup with Teresa Tang. He describes it as “wrong timing, the time is not right”. Jackie and Teresa spent a lot of time together in the US, dining, going to movies, telephoning each other, taking photos, etc. But Jackie did not like this kind of life. At the time he regularly ate with his ‘brothers’ and liked to laugh and giggle [goof around?]. Teresa was a noble girl and was peaceable and did not like quarreling, therefore was incompatible with Jackie. But Joan Lin was harmonious with his brothers, therefore the brothers frequently said, Teresa Teng is not good, Joan Lin is lovely, Joan Lin is sister-in-law. So Jackie gradually gave up Teresa Tang and chose Joan Lin.

Nancy Sit forces herself to return to work

Cheng Pei-Pei
50 more Southern Screen covers from David Wells

Yao Tops Forbes List Again, But Zhang Ziyi Catches Up

Disney halts Hong Kong expansion

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