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May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , — dleedlee @ 6:57 pm

Latest poster for The Great Magician from Cannes (Sina)

Gianna Jun, Li Bingbing at China Night (Xinhua)

CRI: ’China Night’ Celebrated in Cannes

CF: Richie Ren Attends the “Taiwan Cinema Party”

Zhang Zilin

CF: Miss World to Join “The Monkey King”

The production company of the film, “The Monkey King,” announced yesterday that Miss World Zhang Zilin will land the role of a goddess in the film [implicitly replacing the Cecilia Cheung who was originally announced in the role] (Sina)

CF: Box Office Star of 2010 Ge You Itching for a Rest

Fan Bingbing was surprised at reports that she was attached to The Lion Roars 2. She had not spoken to relevant personnel and discounted the news as false. (Sina)

CRI: Director Zhang Yuan Sells New Film in Cannes

The movie revolves around the stories of the 1980s generation, delving into the social changing of modern China.

Zhang said during his long research of the 1980s generation, he found they are facing many more complicated problems than other generations. “‘Gusty’ is not only a feature film. It’s more like a documentary that digs into their lives,” he said.

CRI: Star Sent to Jail over Drunken Driving

Gao Xiaosong, the musician and movie director [My Kingdom] who was recently caught drunken driving, was sentenced by the Dongcheng district court in Beijing on Tuesday to six months of criminal detention and a 4000-yuan fine

Finished with promotion duties for Love For Life/Till Death Do Us Part, Zhang Ziyi flew to the diamond capital, Antwerp, Belgium for the Tesiro brand opening event also attended by the King and Queen of Belgium.

Zhang Ziyi


Gong Xinliang  sings the theme song for an MV for an online game that she also acts in.


Donnie Yen hates make-up

Donnie Yen is reluctant to play Monkey King ever again due to its elaborate make-up requirements

MSN: Christy Chung’s marriage on the rocks

MSN: Ada Choi returns home secretly with baby daughter

No more ‘A’ cup for Elanne Kwong

Cry baby Vonnie Lui

“I don’t need to be naked all the time in the film. Why do they target only me? It makes me feel like I’m not an actress, but a prostitute! I feel very insulted.”

In an immediate response, film producer Stephen Shiu Jr was quoted by the same source as saying that the DVD release will have the scene lengthened to four seconds.

“Rene Liu, is that you?”

René Liu Ruo Ying was recently spotted late at night in Beijing walking out of a massage parlour with a middle-aged man and returning to an apartment together

May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011

Variety: Operation Tatar review

Ramshackle charm and a Mongolian “khan”-do attitude make “Operation Tatar” a diverting if bloody contempo comedy crimer.

Variety: Wu Xia review

Satisfyingly sinewy fusion of martial-arts actioner and brain-tickling noir from busy producer-director Peter Ho-sun Chan.

THR: Wu Xia review

The Bottom Line: An exhilarating martial arts entertainment that modernizes the genre while re-emphasizing its strong points.

Latest posters for Tony Ching Siu-Tung’s The Sorcerer and The White Snake unveiled at Cannes.

CRI:  Starry Trailers Released for ‘Founding of a Party’

Four new posters for The Founding of a Party

Poster for the Bona Film Group sponsored beach party at Cannes. Celebrity chef Martin Yan created two signature dishes personally named by Tsui Hark: Tai Chi Luk Chicken and Seven Star Tornado Blade(?).

Johnnie To, Tsui Hark

Shi Nansun, Tsui Hark

Martin Yan, center (Sina)2

Fan Bingbing has joined the cast of Joe Ma’s The Lion Roars 2 (Sina)

CF: Fan Bingbing Lands Role in “The Lion Roars 2″

Zhao Ming and Monica Mok (Mo Xiaoqi) are featured in an upcoming horror film with the literal title of “Crying Game”. It’s described as Saw-like. Hu Bing and Li Lingyu are also in the cast. Stills from a media set visit.

Zhao Ming

Monica Mok

Li Lingyu, Zhao Ming, Hu Bing


From the Tree of Life premiere (May 16)

Li Bingbing

Zhang Zilin


MSN: Lin Chi-ling to perform in Japanese musical

Sealing the deal yesterday, Chi-ling will set off for Tokyo in August to reprise her role as Xiao Qiao in the Japanese musical remake of The Red Cliff.

MSN: Takeshi Kaneshiro: Still single and waiting for love

MSN: Chyi Chin announces that he got married last year

CBS: Chemical-infused watermelons explode in China

Overdoses of growth chemicals create “land mines” in farm fiasco (Thanks, to Joyce)

March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , — dleedlee @ 4:55 pm

FBA: China’s import quotas poised for increase

CRI: Zhang Ziyi Back on May 10 with AIDS-themed Film

Zhang Zilin - Underdog Knight 2

Besides Liu Ye, the former Miss World is another selling point of the film. (Sina)

Wang Ji, Sam Neill in Dragon Pearl

Jordan Chan (Sina)

Shu Qi posting from Paris - Feb.28

Shu Qi - Cool, pretending to be cool!

Sammi Cheng guesting at Gigi Leung’s HK concert Feb. 28

According to reports, tickets sales were poor and are quietly being offered at half price

Sammi Cheng (Xinhua)

Jennifer Tse Ting-Ting on the catwalk in Hong Kong

(Sina-slide show)

MSN: Ethan Ruan “banned” from drama by Ministry of Defence

The reason for the Taiwanese actor’s ban was due to his unfinished military duties

MSN: Nicholas Tse: No “successors” for kungfu actors

MSN: Is Ella Chen dating?

One-third of the Taiwanese girl group S.H.E was spotted on a date with a businessman

June 26, 2010

June 26, 2010

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — dleedlee @ 12:22 pm

CRI: “Welcome to Shama Town” Promotes in Chengdu

Stanley Tong’s Vanguard will star Donnie Yen and Zhang Ziyi and begin filming next year it was announced yesterday. The film is a military action drama and the script has been three years in development. Rumors of Song Hye-Kyo and Wentworth Miller of Prison Break joining the cast have not been confirmed. Vanguard is the first project of a new company, Big Pictures Film Group(?), formed in collaboration with Eric Tsang announced at the SIFF. (Xinhua)

Eric Tsang, Stanley Tong - Shanghai


CNNGo: Chrissie Chau kicked out of the Hong Kong Book Fair

Chrissie Chau (Sina)

More banned authors! (Sina)

Rosamund Kwan and other celebrities appeared for beauty brand Lancome

Josie Ho

Anita Yuen


(Xinhua-slide show)(Sina)

Zhang Zilin - Miss World 2007

26 year-old Zhang Zilin will shoot her first film, Ding Sheng’s ‘Tough Guy 2′ with Liu Ye beginning July 1

(Sina-slide show)(Sina)

Global Times: Happily never after? Reality behind “perfect” celebrity marriages

Taipei Times: Pop Stop,

Jay-Jolin, Sammi-Andy, Huang Xiaoming-Angelababy, and more, including Jolin Tsai’s shrinking breasts (2)

CRI: Jay Chou Wraps up in Shanghai

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