Thursday, March 31, 2011

3.31.2011 - News

There is no English title for the project right now, but the current working title of the pic translates as "Desiring Da Ming Palace," this tangled web of assumed identities and the blurring of lines between friends and enemies, it is the battle of acting prowess among Jiang, Ge and Chow that makes this a delight to watch.

Set in the 1940s during World War Two, the film revolves around a struggling romance between a troubled American Air Force pilot and a Chinese woman.

Director Daniel Lee revealed the first four of seven major cast members for White Vengeance (vide. Banquet at Hongmen): Leon Lai, Anthony Wong, Zhang Hanyu and Jordan Chan. Filming will begin in early April. (Sina)

Chinese actress and pop singer Vicky Zhao Wei, the star of the 2009 box office hit Mulan, added more than 116,000 followers in the week ended Tuesday to swell her Weibo fan base to 5.81 million people and help her blow past American singer Taylor Swift, whose Twitter followers now number 5.72 million.In January,

China's No. 1 most popular Weibo user, actress Yao Chen, had 4.9 million followers. As of this week, Yao, who starred in the 2010 hit If You Are the One 2, broke the 7 million fan mark catching her up quickly to the number of Twitterers following U.S. President Barack Obama (7.13 million) and pop sensation Britney Spears (7.21 million).

Miss Puff is a natural continuation of the original feature Miss Puff's Goldfish Bowl, an animated short that premiered last November as one of the films in Youku's 11 Degrees New Media Film Project, a partnership between Youku, Chevrolet Cruze, and the China Film Group.

Sylvia Chang at the HK premiere of Buddha Mountain

Law of Attraction's Leon Dai and Karen Mok make a stop in Shanghai. (Xinhua)

Leon Dai, Huang Huan, Karen Mok, director Zhao Tianyu

Karen Mok

Huang Huan
Leon Dai, Huang Huan, Karen Mok, director Zhao Tianyu

Shaolin Popey child actors Sik Siu-Lung and Fok Siu-Man joined together for a recent TV program

Jessica Alba with Zhang Ziyi in Shanghai for a Diane Von Furstenberg party
Jessica Alba, model Du Juan, Zhang Ziyi

Diane Von Furstenberg, Zhang Ziyi
Angelababy at same party

Yao Chen visits disabled landmine victims at a rehabilitation camp in Mae La, Thailand (Xinhua)

The speck of news has driven many entertainment websites to go on a frenzy of guessing games, and some even came to the conclusion that Shawn is the actor in question.

Shawn Yue with Chang Cheng-Yue in Taipei to promote his new Mandarin CD and beer
"We have to trim the major parts of a scene of a female character seducing a monk," said Shiu, adding "no physical contact is allowed between a woman and a person in a religious order. We're told that any portrayal of religion and portrayal of sex must be separate."
When asked if he left TVB for China because of the money - artistes are paid as much as five times more per project in China than in Hong Kong – Chan did not deny it and pointed out that artistes in Hong Kong are paid very little.

The Hong Kong actress also revealed her son’s Chinese name
...a 66-year-old man was knocked down and was rushed to the hospital immediately. The victim had a look of agony on his face. After a check, the man was said to have fractured his left leg. He is currently in a stable condition.
The Hong Kong veteran actor was Joyce’s godfather
Michelle's manager in Hong Kong let on that the actress had taken on 10 filming projects in the past year, causing her health to deteriorate.


duriandave said...

Fuqua to direct pic about Yang Guifei

Hmmm... could be cool... or could be a disaster. I wonder who's in line to play Yang Guifei?

Actress Yao Chen Covers "GRAZIA"

Wo yao Yao Chen... hehe... dui bu qi... just practicing my putonghua. ;p

I still haven't seen any of her movies. I really wish My Own Swordsman had English subs, but I guess that just gives me an incentive to learn Mandarin quicker.

dleedlee said...

I wonder who's in line to play Yang Guifei?

I'm not going to hold my breath.

still haven't seen any of her movies. I really wish My Own Swordsman had English subs,

I was looking forward to this one, too. Wonder if I'd miss too much 'inside' jokes, though.
I've only seen her in If You Are the One 2 which left me intrigued about her.