Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Great Magician Cast Meets the Press

(May 31) The cast of Derek Yee's The Great Magician met the press in costume at a magic museum in Beijing today. Director Derek Yee was absent. Tony said that the shoot went too fast and regretted that it ended too soon. He volunteered to do the sequel if asked. The press then asked if that meant Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmaster was too slow? Tony said he could not compare the two.

Lau Ching-Wan

Paul Chun

Zhou Xun

Yan Ni

Tony Leung Chiu-wai

Wu Gang

Lau Ching-Wan, Yan Ni

Paul Chun, Zhou Xun

Zhou Xun, Tony Leung

Zhou Xun, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Yan Ni, Lau Ching-Wan

Miriam Yeung and Liu Xuan at Swarovski Event

Miriam Yeung and Liu Xuan attended a Swarovski Crystal event in Beijing today. Liu Xuan is a former Olympian turned actress. (May 31)

Liu Xuan, Miriam Yeung

Liu Xuan

Miriam Yeung

Sending a message?


5.31.2011 - News

Variety: A Beautiful Life review
Despite an excess of melodrama, helmer Andrew Lau reteams with scripter Tang Kit-ming ("Look for a Star") to deliver a lush tearjerker that aims to do for Beijing what Woody Allen once did for Manhattan.

A batch of still photos was released for the imminent drama, "Snow Flowers and the Secret Fan.
The production company of the Peter Chan's "Wu Xia" released new still photos featuring Tang Wei as a village woman.

Concept poster of Zhang Zilin as the Sky Goddess in The Monkey King

Lam Suet, Fu Yong

Lam Suet will be starring in a comedy, working title Island Paradise, produced under China Film Group's new talent development program. The film will be directed by newcomer Fu Yong. (Sina)

3D version of The Fruit is Swelling from Cash Chin Man-Kei who hopes to land Mavis Pan Shuang Shuang

Gong Li was one of the many celebrities attending a Louis Vuitton event in Beijing at the National Museum of China.


Wang Xueqi
Chen Kun 

Zhang Jingchu

Zhang Jingchu
This article includes the prospect of Cecilia going to visit Nicholas on set in Malaysia with their two sons and publicly apologizing. (Xinhua)

Anita Mui's mother, Tam Mei-Kam, held a press conference in her hospital ward on Monday, to voice her unhappiness over not getting control of her late daughter's estate
Anita's brother and mother (Xinhua)

Baby bump? (Xinhua)

The queen of Cantopop claims that she does not like the idea and thinks that it is "old-fashioned and gross".

Monday, May 30, 2011

5.30.2011 - News

THR: South Korea's Kwon Sang-woo Eyes Chinese Film Caree
The Korean actor is set to star in Jackie Chan's upcoming 'Chinese Zodiac.'
CRI: Kwon Sang-woo Joins Cecilia Cheung in New Film

First Person: Heiward Mak Hei-yan (Interview)
An up-and-coming star of Hong Kong cinema, 26-year-old director Heiward Mak Hei-yan recently won the award for Best Screenplay for her light-hearted romance “Love in a Puff” at the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards.

Rest on Your Shoulder poster (Sina)

CF: "Treasure Inn" Releases Funny Photos
Wong Jing's martial arts comedy Treasure Inn opens June 28.
Nick Cheung

Huang Yi, Charlene Choi

Nicholas Tse, Nick Cheung

Mavis Pan Shuangshuang

CRI: Stars Return for the Launch of 'Painted Skin 2'
Like the original, the sequel will be a supernatural thriller, but instead of a mere love triangle, the sequel will feature a love square, or perhaps even a pentagon.
Actress Zhao Wei who returns to the big screen after childbirth indicated the supernatural and raunchy paintings hung at the launch ceremony imply a strong taste of Uershan's movie.
The official launch ceremony for Painted Skin 2 was held in Beijing yesterday, May 29
Director Wuershan

Producer Chen Guo-Fu

Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Zhao Wei

Yang Mi, Feng Shaofeng

Chen Tingjia
Zhao Wei
Group photo (Sina-gallery)

(May 27) Maggie Cheung, Zhao Wei and Jet Li were among the celebrities who helped officially open the Universal Studios in Singapore.
A1: Asian stars shine at Universal Studios Singapore's grand opening
 Paula Abdul also attended the opening while American Idol Fantasia Barrino  cancelled at the last moment.
CNA: Jet Li, Maggie Cheung grace Universal Studios grand opening gala
However, beleaguered ex-California governor, "Terminator" star Arnold Schwarzenegger, terminated his appearance at the event due to personal problems.
 Maggie Cheung

Zhao Wei

Jet Li (Xinhua)

Lin Chi-Ling promoting a real estate venture (May 28)

And Lin Chi-ling at a Longines event

According to hearsay, Nicholas had already filed for separation through a lawyer's letter and that Cecilia has since moved out from the couple's love nest and is staying at a rented place.
Terence Yang, the boss of Emperor Entertainment, and Mani Fok, a senior executive of the company, was also recently seen traveling to Malaysia to comfort Nicholas.
In other related reports, one "senior executive of an entertainment company" alleged that Nicholas and Cecilia had filed for divorce before Cecilia's accidental meeting with Edison Chen, and that their marriage was already on the rocks.

"You can't afford it, don't play with me," Cheung told reporters
Patrick Tse defends daughter-in-law: "She is the pride of the Tse family"
Lucas and Ceci dining at the airport VIP lounge (Xinhua)
[Elsewhere, it was reported that Ceci's apparent pregnancy could affect her participating in the upcoming Lion Roars 2. Or, her pregnancy would be incorporated into the storyline. (cri)]

Jim Chim, Isabella Leong (Xinhua)

On May 29, a reporter spotted Isabella at a country restaurant in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, decked in a pastel low-cut shirt and without any makeup.
Looking happy and relaxed, Isabella was accompanied by her mother, her mentor Jim Chim and his wife, and her best friend Coco Chiang and her boyfriend. However, there were no signs of her three children.