Friday, December 16, 2011

12.16.2011 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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FBA: Battle of the Brides (Vietnam) review
Unoriginal but smoothly mounted rom-com of a serial Romeo and his multiple brides.

THR: Police Stop Christian Bale from Visiting Blind Activist in China
The situation is also awkward for director Zhang, who spent most of his early career seeing his films banned by the government despite international acclaim. However, Zhang is now the Chinese government's favorite director, having overseen the production of the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Christian Bale and wife, Sibi - Best Supporting Actor, The Fighter (THR)

FBA: China BO crosses RMB12b in 2011
Although there are various online rumours, there are no clear signs yet of any impact on Flowers distribution as a direct result of Christian Bale's CNN-recorded visit to a human rights activist that aired internationally today.
While Bale appears sincere, the news report comes soon after actress Hilary Swank came under attack for her political naivete. Earlier this month, Swank apologised for appearing at the birthrday celebration of reviled Chechen autocrat Ramzan Kadyrov.

CF: China Plans to Trim Cinemas' Pre-movie Ads with New Law

CF: Box Office Performance in Week 50
"White Vengeance" led the charts with $8.03 million at mainland theaters this week, accumulating to a debut of $20.64 million in its second week run

Angelababy and Mark Chao will play "First Time" lovers in a film to be directed by Han Yan ("Winds of September: Mainland Ediiton") and produced by Bill Kong. Angelababy plays a girl with a hereditary illness.

Mark Chao, Angelababy

Mark Chao (Sina-gallery)

I Love Hong Kong 2012 held an official launch ceremony yesterday. Producer Eric Tsang shielded Viann Zhang Xinyu from questions from the press about Ron Ng. Denise Ho, Maggie Siu and other cast members were in attendance.

Maggie Siu (Sina-gallery)

Benny also emphasised that he had learnt the severe consequences of getting drunk and hoped that Rose and her family would accept his apology. He added that he will make a donation to the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation, so as to serve as a reminder not to repeat the same mistake.
According to an insider, both parties had reached a mutual agreement. Rose had decided not to file charges against Benny, and Master Sin was to have made an announcement at 2.30pm yesterday to put an end to the case

Benny Chan Ho-Man

Rose Chan

Master Sin Kwok-Lam

Virginia Lok, Master Sin (Sina), 2

Interestingly, the letter was published on the last day for Rose Chan and her martial arts instructor Sin Kwok Lam to file a complaint with the Chinese police about Benny Chan's drunken groping – according to police procedures in China, complaints must be filed no more than 30 days after the incident occurred.
"When I do something good, nobody says anything," Chen lamented.
"But when I do something a little, little bit bad, it becomes a very big story. I can't be that bad right?"

When the media probed if he would still take intimate photos with his girlfriend again, the singer did not give a direct answer and replied, "I don't think it's that simple. I'm not answering (the question), because that's my private life."
To show his determination to change, Edison declared, "These things will not happen again. If it does, you will not see Edison Chen again."

No pause at menopause
Chinese-American novelist Xu Xi's new book is a collection of 13 short stories, titled Access, in which the distinguished academic, author of nine books and the editor of three anthologies about Hong Kong is largely concerned with middle age.

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