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July 21, 2010

July 21, 2010

Curse of the Deserted poster

The film stars Shawn Yu and Zhang Yuqi directed by Law Chi-Leung (Inner Senses, Double Tap). The horror film opens Aug. 13 and is based on a series of three novels, The Deserted Inn, The Deserted Apartment, and The Deserted Return. (Sina)

In a press conference held in Chengdu, it was revealed that Let the Bullets Fly would be released in two versions, Mandarin and Sichuanese. While Jiang Wen and Ge You’s native dialects are not too different, they would dub there own voices in Sichuanese. However, it is not possible for Chow Yun-Fat. Possibly Xuan Xiaoming would dub him but also a possibility, it was teased, was China Film Group’s boss Han Sanping himself may dub Fat Gor’s voice. (Xinhua)

CRI: Chinese Film “Kill Paul Octopus” Set for August Release

Feng Xiaogang blew up at a female reporter when questioned about the accuracy of a plot point in Aftershock. The point at issue, I think, was whether the character really remained a widow after the earthquake in memory of her husband or not.

Elsewhere, during a TV interview, Feng said that he was contemplating retiring from film after completing his contractual obligations with Huayi Brothers which is for five more films. Feng cited three reasons for retiring: 1) Lack of rest. He will be 60 when he finishes the 5 films. He admires Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige but he misses time to play, drink with friends. 2) He is disappointed in the entertainment industry. When he directed an army art troupe it was like an art and literary circle with dedicated artists. Now, it is different. A lot of it is packaging young actors, etc. It’s exhausting. 3) Lack of privacy.  He expressed his hatred of being hounded by paparazzi. They are always following and filming. He wants to kick them again and again. But since he cannot, it is more tiring. (Xinhua)2(Sina)

Jackie Chan - Berlin

Jackie Chan was in Berlin promoting The Karate Kid. He reportedly looked tired as news of ‘endorsement-gate’ has reached him, no doubt. (Xinhua)

Danwei: Bawang Group in license-sharing scandal

Yu Man-Fung, Stephen Chow

Stephen Chow and long-time girlfriend Yu Man-Fung have broken up. Their low-key relationship since 1998 has finally dissolved according to news reports. Yu was the financial wizard behind Chow’s real estate investments and earned him hundreds of millions of dollars over the years. Yu and Chow will maintain their business relationship but marriage was not to be as Chow’s mother apparently did not accept her. Yu Man-Fung has since began dating a wealthy banker’s son.

(Xinhua) (baidu-profile)

Richard Li has reportedly give Isabella Leong cash, stock and properties in Toronto and San Francisco worth a value of 300M yuan so far. Yet, insiders say that Isabella currently is not as anxious for a marriage certificate as people think. One spokesman said, she is still ‘Miss Leong’. Friends say that Isabella is still in the US and has received many offers to return to film but with children to raise she is not interested in a comeback yet. .(Xinhua)2

Carina Lau’s 2 year quest to get pregnant has been abandoned. In a wedding anniversary dinner, Carina is said to have told Tony Leung’s mother that she has tried to give her a grandchild, but do not expect it. Tony’s mother supports the decision. (Xinhua)

Aishwarya Rai, Lin Chi-Ling, Kate Winslet - Rome

(July 20) Lin Chi-Ling was in Rome to shoot an advert for Longines brand watch. (Xinhua)(CRI)

SG: A-Sa seriously ill?

{Belated, but in English. SG Yahoo translates Chinese reports and are often many days after the fact. I post them for the sake of having the more accurate and detailed English version, not their timeliness.]

SG: Love for Gillian Chung turns into hate

SG: Cecilia Cheung: Parenting is more tiring than farming!

SG: Farewell to renowned vocal coach Tai Sze Chung

SG: Jay wants to stay single

Brazen behaviour from would-be singer

Mark Lee fulfills directorial dreams with ‘The Ghost Bride’

Also The Ghosts Must Be Crazy

February 8, 2010

February 8, 2010

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Tang Wei, Hyun Bin (Hyeon Bin)

Stills released for Late Autumn, the joint venture between US and South Korea now shooting in the Seattle area. The film is scheduled for a South Korean release in the second half of the year and later go to foreign film festivals. (HunanTV) (Xinhua)

CRI: Tang Wei Turns out a Prisoner in New Film

THR: Peter Chan to produce ‘Incredible Couple’

“It’s ‘Mr. & Mrs Smith’ meets ‘The Incredibles’ in the Qing dynasty”

Legends in a martial arts tale

TRUE Legend is the extraordinary journey of a man — a martial arts hero — whose greatest dream is to create a unique school of martial arts for the world to follow. It is directed by legendary kungfu film-maker Yuen Woo-Ping.

Hong Kong comedy classic reproduced - 72 Tenants of Prosperity

Zhang Yuqi

Zhang Yuqi costars with Masanobu Ando in a comedy, action, martial arts film ‘Legend of the Kitchen Knife’ due for release in May. 

(Sina) (qq) (6)(HD Sina)

Donnie Yen’s luggage is ’strongest of the universe’ (Sina)

AngelaBaby

AngelaBaby’s New Year’s wish is for her family’s health (Sina)

Christy Chung, baby Cayla and husband Yan Zheng

(Sina) (Xinhua)

Three girls are enough for HK actress Christy Chung (2)

Angelica Lee and Oxide Pang exchange wedding rings.

Oxide Pang made a Declaration of Love video with clips from (in the style of?) The Eye that brought tears to Angelica and convulsed the guests with laughter. (Sina) (8)(Sina)

Viewers complained that “Pandamen” had a childish, convoluted plot that was hard to follow and pointed out that the show seemed to cater specifically for Mainland audiences as the cast often delivered their lines in Mainland-accented Mandarin.

February 3, 2010

February 3, 2010

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Kungfu epic ‘14 Blades’ expected to become blockbuster hit

Film producer says “Avatar” not pulled for “Confucius”

CRI: Stars Attend Premiere Ceremony of “Hot Summer Days” in Beijing

Captured by a fan at the premiere! :)

Maggie Cheung - Hot Summer Days

(Sina)

Tony Leung

Leo Ku

At a ceremony yesterday, Tony Leung was named Hong Kong Entertainment Expo amabassador for the sixth time. And Leo Ku was named Hong Kong Music Fair ambassador. Tony said that he still did not who was going to play his wife in Grand Master or whether Gong Li was still participating. (Xinhua)

THR: Hugh Jackman plucks ‘Flower’

Jackman’s publicist, reached in Los Angeles, countered that “at this point in time he is doing an unbilled cameo.”

Andy Lau

Nic Tse

Andy Lau and Nic Tse arrived in Shanghai where filming of New Shaolin Temple has moved. (Sina)

Jay Chou

(Sina)

Highlight of True Legend is a 20 minute martial arts action scene in 3D (8)(Sina)

Miriam Yeung, Alan Tam, Zhang Yuqi, Chang Chen

Miriam Yeung, Alan Tam

Chang Chen

Kitty Zhang Yuqi (Sina)

Miriam Yeung

Miriam Yeung, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Alan Tam - Shanghai press conference for Here Comes Fortune (God of Wealth Arrives) (Sina) (2)

Twins

Charlene Choi

Gillian Chung

Twins publicity machine ramps up for their two date concert April 16 and 17 at the Hong Kong Coliseum. (Xinhua) (Sina)

Twins make a comeback

at17

at17, Eman Lam and Ellen Joyce Loo, held the first of a 5 nights of ‘until we meet again’ concerts in Wan Chai to mark 8 years together. They announced that for the next 2 years they would develop individually and regroup in 2012 to mark their 10th anniversary with a concert at Hong Kong Coliseum. Eman Lam will release a CD with her brother Chet Lam while Ellen will record a personal album. Fans did not know beforehand that the duo was separating.  (Sina)

Elton Loo (Law Kwan-Chor) dressed as Paula Tsui to promote his upcoming ‘fake superstars’ concert (Sina)

Jane Zhang

Kitaro and Jane Zhang arrive at the Grammys Awards at Staples Center

(Zimbio) (HD)(Sina)

Fung shui master, Tony Chan, has lost his High Court battle to inherit the estimated HK$100-billion fortune of the late tycoon, Nina Wang. In a judgement of more than 300 pages, Mr Justice Lam ruled that the will he submitted was a forgery. The judge said Mr Chan had lied and was not a credible witness. He awarded the entire estate to the rival claimant, the Chinachem Charitable Foundation, and ordered Mr Chan to pay its court costs…(RTHK)

November 19, 2009

November 19, 2009

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New stills of Zhao Wei in Mulan released. A Nov.27 release is scheduled (HunanTV)

HD (Sina)

Kitty Zhang Yuqi - Jump

Zhang Yuqi stars in Stephen Fung’s story about a simple rural girl in the big city who loves to dance. The original story comes from Stephen Chow. (HunanTV) (Sina)

Nick Cheung is hoping to win a Golden Horse for Best Actor (Beast Stalker) (Sina)

Variety: Overheard

Quality casting down the line and a script that manages some characterization between its twists and turns make for an entertaining package that’s flawed only by a lack of sustained tension in the direction.

Variety: The Robbers

A pair of amoral thieves end up defending a tiny village they initially came to pilfer in “The Robbers,” a rambunctious black comedy in period duds that plays like a Chinese riff on “Seven Samurai.”

CRI: China Expects Most Crowded Spring Festival Film Season

“We will have a headache in February because the Valentine’s Day coincides with the Spring Festival (lunar new year) holiday,” He said. “There are too many films to manage.”

Cecilia Cheung previously suffered two miscarriages

Taiwan’s sexiest woman

Model-turned-actress Lin Chi-ling says reputation takes “a lot of maintenance”.

Fan Bingbing

(cri.cn)

Fan Bingbing magazine spread in HD (Sina)

Zhang Jingchu Beijing jewelry brand appearance in HD (Sina)

Zhang Jingchu GQ

(ChinaDaily)

Zhang Jingchu GQ launch in HD (Sina)

CRI: Michelle Yeoh’s New Role

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” actress Michelle Yeoh raises awareness on road safety.

Andy Lau lookalike is a porn star

More than 400 Taiwanese artistes on tax man’s ‘wanted list’

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