Monday, September 13, 2010

9.13.2010 - News

Screen Daily: The Ditch
THR: The Ditch
Bottom Line: A documentary-like memorial to China's forced-labor camps, respectful but harrowing to watch.

GlobalTimes: The truth behind John Woo and Tsui Hark's healing Venice embrace

Zhou Dongyu (Xinhua)

CRI: Zhang Yimou Premieres "Under the Hawthorn Tree"
CRI: MV of Film "Detective Dee's" Theme Song Released

SG: Raymond Lam to collaborate with Jet Li
Filming for Madame White Snake commenced last Friday. Other cast members include Chinese actress Huang Shengyi and pop idol Charlene Choi. (MSN)

Detective Dee poster
Detective Dee awaiting Venice judgement for Golden Lion (Xinhua)
Sofia Coppola's " Somewhere," her exploration of the relationship between a father and his young daughter under the flashbulbs of movie celebrity, won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday.

Zhang Yuan presented his 3D animated short Space Guy at Venice. The film was originally shot for the Shanghai World Expo.

Louis Koo will not be able to make any action films for 6 months following his surgery. Altogether, he will need a year to fully rehabilitate. (Sina)
Despite having injured his right knee-cap during filming for his upcoming film A Chinese Ghost Story, Louis insists on continuing with work, opting to only drop action scenes.
"(My injury) requires a surgery. The doctors said that I'd need six months to a year to recuperate. Hence, my filming projects need to be re-scheduled. I can't shoot action scenes during that period," he explained.
The film star also revealed that he already has two projects lined up; a comedy film and a sequel to movie Overheard.
Filming for his new film Young Warriors of the Yang Clan will commence in March next year.

Photos from media visit to set of TV series "Swordsman's Passion"
Wu Yaqiao ('Little Vivian Hsu'), Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi

Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi

Yumiko Cheng, Kevin Kwan, Charlene Choi

Nicholas Tse

Huo Siyan in Legend of the Fist

Fans leave flowers at the door of Leslie Cheung's former Kadoorie Hill home to commemorate what would have been his 54th birthday (Sept.12) (Sina) (Xinhua-slide show)

Fan gathering in Tsimshatsui hotel

Karen Mok performed in Beijing at the China Green Community Concert (Sept.10)
Anthony Wong at a Puma Music event

Greeting the press

Anthony Wong will be flying to Bejing to promote Legend of the Fist. According to other reports, Anthony turned down requests to be photographed with some (pseud)o-models also attending the event. (Standards, you know.)

Anthony Wong in Beijing
Enlight Pictures President Zhao, Anthony Wong, Andrew Lau, Huang Bo

Wedding photos
Karena Lam

Advertising director Yuen Kim-wai (Steve Yuen) has confirmed that Karena Lam is pregnant but she is not a third-party. He revealed that, in fact, he and Karena were married in Vancouver, Canada back in June. Yuen, thought to be married, is divorced from his wife. (Sina), 2, (Xinhua), 2
HK actress Karena Lam married & pregnant

Carina Lau in Florence getting measured for a custom shoe last.

In 2004, husband Tony Leung had his own custom Ferragamo shoe last made. Lin Chi-Ling and Zhang Ziyi have had custom shoe lasts made by Ferragamo in the past. Carina's autographed last will be displayed in the Ferragamo Museum for display. She was received by third-generation family member James Ferragamo and presented with a NT$800,00 (US$25,000) Sofia alligator purse as a welcoming gift. (!)

Rosemary - arrest photo (
Rosemary family photo. Her father is French-Russian and mother is Chinese. (File photo) (Sina)

Rosemary and mother, Julie. 
In years past, the two have had an icy relationship due to Julie's strict discipline. (Sina)

Dorian Ho

With mentor William Tang
Rosemary is now back in Hong Kong. She is scheduled to appear Thursday on the runway for designer Dorian Ho at a charity fashion event. For now, designers Dorian Ho and William Tang are standing by her. Rosemary cancelled a planned press conference on advice from her attorney. Besides simple possession, more serious charges of dealing are possible. (Sina), 2

Vivian Hsu - Taipei (Sept.10)

Ethan Ruan and others attended, but really...
Huang Yi prepares to deliver a little high heat


Huang Yi was a celebrity guest helping kick off a fall baseball league in Beijing. Currently working on the basketball film 'Amazing' she has been practicing horse riding and martial arts skills for her next film, with she inadvertently revealed, Anthony Wong, 'Qiu Jin'.
Maggie Cheung in black bikini and Burberry. 
Maggie took the plunge to help celebrate the 160th anniversary of Lane Crawford and demonstrate both the versatility of the Burberry raincoat and abstract art form. (Xinhua)

SG: Julian Cheung and Anita Yuen move in preparation for Baby No.2

Ayi Jihu: Her raunchy videos attract unwelcome attention from Chinese govt
Sexy Chinese R&B singer dubbed "Chinese Madonna"

Alleged Ponzi schemer joins T.O. mayor race (Thanks, to Brian)
Background:  [3.29,2009], [4.7.2009]

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