Friday, March 18, 2011

3.18.2011 - News

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Donate to the American Red Cross - select the International Relief Fund option.

Another large-scale gala in Taiwan called "Fight & Smile" will begin Friday evening to raise additional funds for Japan earthquake relief efforts.

GlobalTimes: A star is Shawn
Although he has established himself playing many of the coolest characters in cinema, be it a cop, assassin or bodyguard, 29-year-old Shawn Yue says he is most comfortable when singing, a passion and profession he left behind over five years ago.

CRI: Aaron Kwok Reprises 'The Detective'

CRI: Stephen Fung, Daniel Wu Set up Film Company
The new independent company Diversion Pictures will target a young audience and focus its interest on films featuring an artistic vision that appeals to modern-day young people.

Two of the giants of Asian cinema will be honored with major kudos at the Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival next week -- Kim Dong-ho, founding director of the Pusan film fest, and Hong Kong pioneer Raymond Chow.

Doris Yeung’s debut feature -- part murder mystery, part family drama and part meditation on the ambiguity of the American dream — contains enough interesting elements to mark her as a filmmaker to watch.
Doris Yeung's cast includes Francoise Yip, Kenneth Tsang and Byron Mann.

And the prize for the most incomprehensible movie of the millennium goes to the Chinese martial-arts comedy "The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman."
NYTimes “The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman,” a dizzying period pop extravaganza from China, explodes with brio. Directed by Wuershan, a veteran of commercials who is making his feature debut, the film ricochets in a breakneck delirium from ham-fisted comedy to solemn revenge drama to antic martial-arts thriller, a crazy quilt of energy and style.

Gordon Chan will soon start shooting The Four Marshals. The cast includes Deng Chao, Liu Yi-Fei, Ronald Cheng and Collin Chou. The story has been filmed many times for film and television and promises to be cold-blooded, action-oriented and heartless. (Sina)


Joey Wang, Leslie Cheung

A Chinese Fairy Tale

The original version of A Chinese Ghost Story directed by Tony Ching Siu-Tung has been restored and will be re-released on April 10 according to Ng See-Yuen. He had hoped to release it on April 1, the anniversary of Leslie's death, but it was not possible. The new version, A Chinese Fairy Tale, by Wilson Yip will be released around the same time. Joey Wang has been invited to attend the premiere. Ng See-Yuen also tried to invite Joey but said that he could not locate her.  (Sina), 2

(Mar.17) Wong Jing held a victory banquet to celebrate the success of Men Suddenly in Love.
Chrissie Chau, Chapman To

Chrissie Chau, Jacqueline Chon

Launch ceremony for the biopic of Qian Xuesen
Kitty Zhang Yuqi and Chen Kun

Wu Yue, Kitty Zhang, producer Huang Jianxin, director Zhang Jianyin

If cleaning up animal droppings is a sign of love, it might be a while yet before Luo gets hitched.

A few days ago, a Hong Kong magazine published a photo of Hong Kong actor Raymond Lam and his ex-lover, Chinese model Pan Shuang Shuang, sleeping on the same bed.
"I'm very sorry if the photos caused him (Raymond) inconvenience. I was once very serious about him and am very sad that the relationship did not work out. I know people will think I'm using him, but I'm feeling horrible too," Shuang Shuang admitted. 
When asked if it was Pan's propensity for taking sexy photos that spelled the end of their relationship, Lam said that his busy work schedule and personality differences were to blame.

There were rumours that the production crew was unhappy with Cecilia as her husband Nicholas Tse and son Lucas frequently visited her on set, which delayed the filming schedule.

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