Thursday, June 30, 2011

Traditional Handsets For Cell Phones - Revived


The recent report of Lenny Kravitz's latest fashion accessory gives me the excuse to repost this old nugget from  Aug. 2006.


Lenny Kravitz, 2011 (Gizmodo)

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)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

6.29.2011 - News

CRI: Peter Chan's 'Wu Xia' Premieres, (CF), (Xinhua-gallery)

Donnie Yen - Shanghai

Takeshi Kaneshiro

Kara Hui

CF: Jordan Chan Finishes his Work for "White Vengeance"
The movie is expected to wrap up production in early July. It will kick off competition between the new films being launched over the end-of-year period, with a release date in November.

The Jackie Chan Museum, displaying the accomplishments of the renowned movie star, along with nine other arts and culture museums, is expected to receive visitors later this year.

Overheard 2 is scheduled for an August 18 release.

Felix Lok

Kenneth Tsang

Wu Fung

Three senior actors reminisce about their long acting careers
Kenneth Tsang, Wu Fung 
Felix Lok

Raymond Wong and Huayi Brothers officially announced the launch of "Happy Magic", a sequel to the Happy Ghost series, destined for the Lunar New Year season. Like the  Ip Man franchise, the crew include director Wilson Yip and writer Edmond Wong. Raymond Wong wore a cape at the event, adopting the role of 'the magician'. Actress Yan Ni attended and actors Louis Koo, Wu Chun and Wu Jing are said to be joining the cast.

Raymond Wong

Wilson Yip

Edmond Wong

The Devil Inside Me held a Beijing premiere press conference yesterday. Unfortunately, neither of the leads were in attendance. Kelly Lin is in the US preparing to have a baby while Tony Leung Ka-Fai was thought to be on vacation or otherwise unavailable. Director Zhang Qi was forgiving of Kelly Lin but not happy about big Tony's absence.

Director Zhang Qi

Zhang Qi and mentor Tian Zhuangzhuang (Sina), 2

Wong Jing held a launch ceremony in Beijing for a new film (lit. Marry a Hundred Point Man). Ronald Cheng, Gigi Leung, Chapman To, Paw Hei-Ching and other cast members also attended.

Wong Jing

 Gigi Leung

Chapman To

Liu Yan

Paw Hei-Ching

Ronald Cheng

The photos appeared after Cecilia Cheung’s outburst at the airport, where she accused the Hong Kong actor of being a bad father
A few days ago, Nicholas declared that he still misses and loves Cecilia, but added that he did not know how to carry on their relationship, suggesting that their marriage might be coming to an end.
CNA: Cecilia Cheung confronts reporters at train station in Zurich, (Xinhua)

After Hong Kong tabloids speculated in early June that the playboy star had contracted the disease, many actresses were said to have panicked and hurried to the hospital for check-ups.

Lynn Hung's modelling agency Style International Management fell victim to hackers,

MSN: Takeshi Kaneshiro rumoured to be dating
SCMP: Model Bianca reveals she's a fan of heartthrob Sean Lau

Elaine Ng has recently sold a two-story mansion in Shanghai and enrolled her daughter in an international school in Hong Kong. The annual tuition is 120,000 yuan per year plus a 200,000 yuan fee. Elaine Ng is the former actress and mother of Jackie's 'dragon seed' daughter. In recent years, Jackie Chan has shifted his base of operations to Beijing, the story notes.
Shanghai mansion (Xinhua)

Li Bingbing, Jeon Ji-Hyun - July Trends Health Magazine


(Xinhua), (Sina)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wu Xia - Beijing Premiere Red Carpet

(June 28) Beijing red carpet event for the premiere of Peter Chan's Wu Xia.

Zhang Yibai and Su Mang (Chief Editor Harper's Bazaar, China)

Li Yuchun (Chris Lee)

Zhou Xun, Chen Kun

Feng Xiaogang, Wang Zhongleii (Huayi President)

Wu Xia crew

Donnie Yen and wife, Cissy Wang

Takeshi Kaneshiro

Tang Wei

Sandra Ng, Peter Chan

Tang Wei

Kara Hui

Takeshi Kaneshiro

Li Xiaoran, Kara Hui

Gao Yuanyuan

He Ping, Jiang Wenli, Gu Changwei

Huo Siyan, Zhang Yang

Manfred Wong, Li Xiaolu (Lulu)

Wang Xueqi

Xiong Naijin, Manfrew Wong, Li Xiaolu, Cao Baoping

Yu Feihong, Wang Xiaoshuai

Gao Yuanyuan

Huo Siyan

Xiong Naijin, Li Xiaolu

(Sina), (