Thursday, June 30, 2011

6.30.2011 - News

CRI: Ronald Cheng 'Proposes' to Gigi Leung
During a press conference for the urban comedy "Marry a Perfect Man", audiences witnessed a romantic moment.
The film tells the story between a recently-dumped woman (Gigi Leung) and a rich businessman (Ronald Cheng). After coming out of a seven-year relationship, the woman accidentally meets the wealthy businessman and falls in love with him.
Wilson Yip confirmed a rift between himself and Donnie Yen. When asked if Donnie would appear in the new film, besides that Donnie rarely does comedy, Wilson said that relations between the two were not good. For his part, at the Cannes Film Festival, Donnie had said that Peter Chan was better director than Wilson Yip. According to rumours, plans for a Ip Man 3 had stalled. (Sina)

Flush from the Taiwanese box-office success of "Monga," director Niu Chen-Zer has announced that filming on his next project, "Love," will begin next month.

THR: Chinese Sex Shop Comedy to Get U.K. Release
Terracotta Distribution to open "Red Light Revolution" in October.

CNNGo: Cartoon pig KOs action stars to win tourism role
The much-loved McDull beat superstars Andy Lau and Jacky Chan to become Hong Kong summertime ambassador

Michelle Yeoh issued a press release on her expulsion from Burma/Myanmar:
On June 22nd, 2011, I was denied entry to Burma. The immigration authorities treated me cordially but deported me upon arrival for no reason and without providing any justification. I was shocked and terribly saddened by this action. I harbor no ill will resulting from this incident and continue to remain fond of Burma and the Burmese people. I continue to cherish hopes to see this country continue its progress towards peace and democracy and to be able to return soon.

Michelle Yeoh
June 30th, 2011 (Sina)

Earlier this week, it was announced that Brigitte Lin will be appearing at the 22nd Hong Kong Book Fair (July 20 - 26). She will be a guest lecturer and share her reading and writing experiences. Brigitte Lin has been retired for many years in addition to being a wife, mother, she also loves writing. Since 2005, she began writing a column for a magazine (Southern Weekend), and this year finally decided to publish a book. According to reports, Brigitte Lin's new book, a collection of her essays and columns, covers family, friendship, etc. She has taken the Book Fair appearance quite seriously worrying about everything, including the lighting and seating. Brigitte even brought her own chair reportedly worth two months wages. (Sina)

Latest column: "Aren't you Brigitte Lin?", and an old link that I saved from August, 2009 where she reminisces about driving a Firebird in California and her encounters with the Taiwan triad. I made an attempt to translate the highlights here (scroll down). [Google has made translations so much easier now!]

Also this week, in celebration of their 20th wedding anniversary in 2014, Brigitte Lin's husband, Esprit founder Michael Ying Lee-yuen, is building her a HK$600 million three building 'palace'. The construction project will take until 2014 to complete on the 30,000 meter plot of land whose entrance is off Anderson Road.(Sina), (sohu)

CF: Fan Bingbing Plays Mahjong with Dolce & Gabbana
July's Men's Uno Magazine.

July GQ Cover with Takeshi Kaneshiro

Everything but the man: Chinese 'golden spinsters' just can't get hitched (CNNGo)
Leftover women: Shu Qi, Gigi Leung, Rosamund Kwan, et al

MSN: Elaine Ng moves back to Hong Kong
MSN: Cecilia Cheung pregnant with baby #3?
Husband Nicholas Tse reportedly gave in to her crying and begging
An insider revealed that, earlier this year, Nicholas had hired a digital painter to create a drawing, titled Snake Tattooed Beauty, for Cecilia's birthday present.

Ceci in Milan (Xinhua)


YTSL said...

So all this time that we've been waiting for Brigitte Lin to get bored with being a housewife, she's been fashioning an alternative career for herself as a writer???!!! :O

Has she been writing under a pseudonym or...? Also I have to ask: have any of her written work been translated into English? (And yes, I am guessing that the answer is most probably a "No".) :S

dleedlee said...

Has she been writing under a pseudonym or...? Also I have to ask: have any of her written work been translated into English?

The column is under her own name and it's called Ching-Hsia's Window (?) 青霞窗口. No English, that I'm aware of. But Google/Chrome does a fairly decent job of translating on the fly. can help on the finer details.

Here's a charming article she wrote about overcoming her fear of computers, spurred on by Shi Nansun. Aug. 2010