Wednesday, August 4, 2010

8.4.2010 - News

THR: Celebrities film ads to boost China's global image
Ads due on BBC, CNN in September
Basketball star Yao Ming, movie director John Woo and piano prodigy Lang Lang are among dozens of celebrities who will appear in television commercials later this year in a bid by China to boost its image abroad.
The cast of "Ice Kacang Puppy Love" including Angelica Lee, Fish Leong, Victor Wong and Gary Cao attended the press conference. They are all well-known entertainers among the Chinese-speaking community.

AP: Donnie Yen emerges from shadow of Chan, Li
For years, Donnie Yen worked in the shadow of Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Having fought both on-screen, the 47-year-old actor was considered a worthy opponent but not necessarily a leading man in his own right.

Stills from What Women Want shooting in Beijing
Andy Lau

Andy Lau, Gong Li

At the movies

A circus clown named Sunny (Aaron Kwok) goes on a hiking trip with a few colleagues to explore the mountains of Malaysia. The group finds a cave where they accidentally inhale a type of gas which turns out to be a biological weapon leftover by the Japanese from World War II.

The new actress selected for Jay Chou's sequel to The Secret is Man Qi. Man Qi is an actress-model previously known as 'little Lin Chi-Ling'. The film will employ 3D to create a Hollywood-style musical love story. The Chinese title is Beyond Time and Space.

Hong Kong Arts Development Council's "Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival 2010"
Johnnie To, Gao Yuanyuan

Lau Ching-Wan

Gao Yuanyuan
Alan Mak, Felix Chong, Herman Yau, Dante Lam, Soi Cheong Pou-Soi also attended. (Aug.3)

More photos of Fan Bingbing bedding advert.

Miriam Yeung announced a series of Hong Kong concerts to be held in October at the Coliseum, also her official wedding banquet will be held December 20.

Miriam Yeung


Gigi Leung attended an event promoting ceramics making for the mentally disabled.
Gigi Leung

Zhou Xun in Shanghai to endorse orange juice brand Tropicana
Zhou Xun

Cecilia Cheung, in 20 years?
A US website,, allows users to upload their photo and see what they look like in 20, 30 years. Recently, fans uploaded pictures of popular Chinese stars. You can see the results for Zhang Ziyi, Fan Bingbing, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhao Wei, Jay Chou and Liu Yifei. The site also offers a drug addict parameter, but mostly it Westernizes the Chinese faces. (Xinhua)

Cherie Chung in France

Hong Kong's East Week found Cherie Chung in France recently living a leisurely life in a series of spy photos. (Xinhua)

The actress received a career boost playing the popular Du Lala in a TV adaptation of the hit novel "Du Lala's Promotion"
She and her on-screen lover in "Du Lala", Li Guangjie, have been approached to continue their romance in the upcoming TV adaptation of Zhang Yimou's film, "The Love of the Hawthorn Tree".
Wang also appeared as a lovesick mute girl in Zhang Yang's urban drama film "Driverless".
SG: Andy Hui splits from girlfriend of three years
SG: Gigi Lai: I am now an ordinary mother
Faye turns on the charm, (China Daily)

HKStandard: Avid toy buff grabs more than his fair share
The 12th Animation Comic-Game Hong Kong fair ended last night much to the disappointment of toy buff Lee Chi-wah, who was present every single day and spent HK$60,000 snapping up models and games.

Foxconn Group Installs Anti-Jump Nets at Hebei Facility, Xinhua Reports
Foxconn, which makes Apple Inc. iPads and Sony Corp. games machines, began putting up nets after at least 10 workers committed suicide this year...Foxconn Group employs more than 400,000 workers in Shenzhen, southern China, and has around 800,000 employees in the country.

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