Saturday, August 21, 2010

8.21.2010 - News

Hot Chinese Novels: Film First, Translate Later
Several best-selling Chinese novels—still largely unknown to readers in the West—have recently attracted big-time investment from China-based film makers. But will the movies pique foreign interest in the books themselves?

Danny Lee

Siqin Gaowa

Gillian Chung
Danny Lee, Gillian Chung, Siqin Gaowa, Xie Na and nearly 30 other big names are among the cast in a comedy called Big Players (Super Players). Now in post-production. (Sina), 2

Celebrities attending Hong Kong fashion show. Guests included Carina Lau, Aaron Kwok, Simon Yam, Ethan Ruan, Raymond Lam, Eunis Chan, Bernice Liu and others.
Carina Lau

Aaron Kwok

Ethan Ruan

Charlie Young attending an event for dyslexic children
Charlie Young

For Glenn, and others, wondering why Faye Wong isn't bringing her concert tour to Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan. Faye Wong isn't backing down from a reported $6.5M guarantee. Previously, Faye and concert promoters were nervous about Faye's return and fan turnout, i.e., ticket sales. Prime seat tickets have reportedly sold out by the time of Faye's press conference, though.
Faye Wong, Li Yapeng

Faye's first daughter, fathered by Dou Wei, Dou Jing Tong aka Tong Tong
Hong Kong tabloids were speculating that Faye was grooming Tong Tong for the stage as a singer now that daughter Li Yan's cleft lip operations were successfully completed.


Glenn, kenixfan said...

So, she might add a HK concert depending on how the other ones sell?

I think Joey Yung has concerts lined up in HK near Christmas, right?

dleedlee said...

No, my read is that her demands are considered too high, so earlier thoughts on an extended tour are unlikely, for now. I probably could have written that more clearly.

dleedlee said...

Oh, I don't know about Joey. I'll keep an eye out if you're interested. I don't usually follow her too closely.