Friday, July 30, 2010

7.30.2010 - News

Poster for HK Summer International Film Festival

City Under Siege poster
A grand premiere in Beijing is scheduled for Aug.1. Benny Chan's pal Jackie Chan is reportedly going to appear to help support the film. Then, it will be on to Shanghai and Guangzhou to launch the film before a national release. (Sina)

Tsui Hark's martial-arts thriller "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame" will be the only Chinese-language film to compete for the top honor at this year's Venice International Film Festival, organizers have announced.

Zhang was said to have been planning this film since last year, but the project got shelved due to funding problems after she became embroiled in a string of high-profile scandals.

Jo Hisaishi

Producer Ma Ke, Joe Hisaishi and Jiang Wen
Jo Hisaishi will be producing the soundtrack for Jiang Wen's Let the Bullets Fly. Jiang Wen has just returned from discussions in Tokyo to go over the film score. The two have previously collaborated on The Sun Also Rises. (Sina)

The Monkey King poster

Donnie Yen celebrates birthday and gets plastered

Donnie Yen works with SFX team from '300' to prepare for the official October start of the 3D Monkey King tale of wreaking Havoc in Heaven

Jess Shum

Macy Chan Mei-Si, Christine Kuo, Jess Shum Cheuk-Ying, Cilla Kung
JJ Jia Xiao-chen, Macy Chan Mei-Si, Christine Kuo, Jess Shum Cheuk-Ying, Cilla Kung, Sherry Chen Shuang
The Jade and The Pearl press conference (July 28)

Chrissie Chau and Jessica C with the Xbox 360 Kinect

In related news, Google reported that in the first six months of the year, Chrissie Chau and Angelababy came in 5th and 9th most searched for of the pseudo-models. Jessica C. (actually, a real model) came in 10th. No1. and No.2 were Carol and Dada (Chen Jing). Probably, their popularity is proportionate to their bust sizes. (Sina)
Hong Kong media reports that a grateful husband gave Gigi Lai a French yacht valued 15 million yuan in appreciation for risking birth at her advanced age (39). The luxury yacht is named Bon-heur, or Happiness. (Xinhua)

Gigi Lai (Sina), 2, 3, 4(Xinhua)

Gigi Lai discharged from hospital 

Dodo Cheng
Dodo Cheng was among those who attended an event and received free limited edition iPhone 4s. Dodo, who rarely goes out in the evenings, was willing to suffer to get her hands on the iPhone 4 as she is a fan of the product since the first generation was introduced. 

Rosemary, Mandy Lieu

Cherrie Ying
Gigi Leung and host Tony Hung in Mexico for HK travel TV program

Gigi Leung in Mexico (Xinhua)

SG: Daniel Wu sings to Lisa S. every day
Daniel Wu to take break from showbiz, plans for children
In order to accommodate the couple's numerous friends and associates in Hong Kong who were left out of their first wedding celebration, and avoid disturbing other restaurant guests, Wu decided to hire two event halls for the 'make up' wedding.
The couple donated all the gifts they received at the wedding to charity and gave a nod to conservation by dropping shark fin soup from the menu in favour of chicken soup.


SG: Quintus Tse's grand day out

HKStandard: Hong Kong police work's not so glamourous side,
Pt. 2 - Operation Longhair
Pt 3 - Operation BaskavillePt 4 (To be continued?)
HKStandard: Pt 5, conclusion of Operation Baskaville - Historic raid leaves us disappointed
For the Hong Kong Police, however, world history was made. It was the first time police had combined with the army, navy and air force (naval air arm at least) in a raid. It was also the first time police had used military aircraft.
JS Lam served with Hong Kong police - `Asia's Finest' - for 32 years, reaching the rank of senior superintendent before retiring in 1996.

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