Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oriental Sunday Photos of Rose Chan [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


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Hong Kong tabloid Oriental Sunday's latest issue reveal 120 photos from the "Devil Claw and Kissing Wolf" incident in Hengdian. The actual chronological sequence of the whole series is not entirely clear from the slide show.


Xu Jiao Incurs Wrath of Cosers [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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Child actress Josie Xu Jiao, posted photos of herself dressed in a maid's outfit at a Christmas display in Hangzhou a few days ago. When her pictures appeared on her weibo, Xu Jiao drew negative comments from 'cosers' for her outfit. The "real" cosplay fans disparaged her because her maid outfit was not a true cosplay costume (I think that's the issue). "...Some people said I do not respect cos but even though I am not a professional, I like animation and have a fanatical love for cos."  Poor Xu Jiao sincerely apologized to the professionals. She had gone to Hangzhou expressly to participate at a comic-con.

"My room is plastered with posters of anime, comic books are on the shelves, buy wigs and clothes on Taobao (an internet portal).  I learn to K-on electric guitar*, even though I had never before been interested in musical instruments, and I really fell in love with the guitar, because of K-on. On the 26th I was in Beijing for work and at 6 am had to catch a flight back to Hangzhou, to participate in the convention."

Finally, Xu Jiao apologized again, saying that though she was not a professional she would stick with it and try very hard; and to all professional cosers she apologized and hoped that they would understand her.

Xu Jiao's crime against cosplay



11.29.2011 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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Variety: Shattered review
A microcosm of China past and present flows through Xu Tong's intimate docu "Shattered," in which the maverick indie filmmaker continues to refine his techniques and concerns shown in his previous "Wheat Harvest" and "Fortune Teller."
CRI: Actress Zhao Wei to Make Directorial Debut
The film, provisionally entitled "To Our Youth That Is Fading Away", will be an adaptation of the novel of the same name. It will tell the tale of a woman's emotional struggle with two men whom she meets again many years after their on-campus love triangle.
Stanley Kwan will produce the movie. The film's screenplay will be written by Li Qiang, whose 2005 film "Peacock" picked up a Silver Berlin Bear Award.
Based on the popular novel "To Our Youth that will Fade Away," the story revolves around a girl named Zheng Wei, who becomes torn between two men; she is forced to make a decision to find her Mr. Right.

Cherrie Ying and actor Dong Dawei (Tong Dawei) are seen on the poster of the comedic road movie "Great Wall, My Love."

Aarif Lee plays the role of a finance blog owner who places too many irons in the fire in return for first-hand financial information.

THR: Hong Kong Comedian Stephen Chow Voices Support in Chief Executive Election
'Shaolin Soccer' star sticks up for friend Henry Tang Ying-yen, one of two candidates for Hong Kong's highest office.
The comic mastermind also had his own words of wisdom on the possible negative impact on public support for Tang after Tang was discovered to have engaged in extramarital liaisons.
Chow deadpanned, “We’re trying to elect a chief executive here, not to choose a boyfriend.” [Herman Cain might want to borrow this line.]
Chow’s unopposed election to one of 15 seats for the performing arts subsector on the next Hong Kong chief executive election committee came at the last minute on the day before the application closed, after original candidate, 1990s “Heavenly King” of the Hong Kong pop music scene and actor Leon Lai (Forever Enthralled), was found to be ineligible.
Lai’s disqualification to run as the representative of the election committee for the performing arts subsector had made a mockery of the whole election process of the next chief executive, which will be selected by a 1200-member committee – the singer-actor was not eligible as he was not even a registered voter.

After a slump of over a decade, Taiwan's home- grown films are not only sweeping box offices at home but also winning awards and hit status overseas, thanks to a new cohort of filmmakers.

Director Chen Kaige is shooting his realistic Micro film "Search" in Ningbo of Zhejiang Province. Its scheduled release is in May of 2012. Chen will make three micro films before promoting them on the Internet.

Yao Di attending a launch ceremony in Sichuan for an 80's-generation micro film ("Lost and Found"?)
Yao Di

Daniel Lee's "White Vengeance" opens today in Hong Kong

Feng Shaofeng

Feng Shaofeng (Sina-slideshow)

Publicity stills for "Cold Steel' featuring Tony Leung Ka-Fai
Opening Dec. 2

Peter Ho Yun-Tung

The 32-year-old, who rose to fame as part of Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit, quit the group in June and is now channelling his time into acting, having starred in best selling flicks like 14 Blades and My Kingdom.

MSN: Cecilia Cheng and Lucas Tse hides from the paparazzi (Nov.26)
In other related news, the media speculated that Cecilia had allowed Lucas to skip school again, because the pair was spotted in Shanghai for the past few days. (Sina)

Lucas at the play center

American-Taiwanese singer-actor Peter Ho was recently detained by the customs at an airport in China because the customs officers found that he was carrying more than 100 boxes of condoms in his carry-on luggage

Happy 37th Birthday to Lin Chi-Ling today!
Last night, with Huang Xiaoming in Beijing attending a charity dinner

Lin Chi-Ling earlier this month

Monday, November 28, 2011

11.28.2011 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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FBA: Sweet Journey revew
Modest but interesting road movie centred on two rural kids on the cusp of New China.
Shot in 2009 but only released in spring 2011 — when it ended up being released the same day as director YAN Ran's second feature, mine disaster movie Together.

The pictures featured lots of nudity and adult content. Some people even questioned whether the movie can survive the strict movie censorship of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).

CF: 'A Big Deal' Premieres in Beijing

CF: 'A Simple Life' Sweeps Golden Horses Awards
SGYahoo: Andy Lau snatches Best Actor award
When receiving the trophy, he jokingly said, "I told you. I always pay money to get the Best Leading Actor award."

Ann Hui (Sina)2, 3

Deanie Ip returns to Hong Kong


‘My Way’ documents Korean soldier in the Battle of Normandy
The film has drawn attention for both its storyline and record-setting budget

CF: New Stills for "Flying Swords of the Dragon Gate 3D" Released

CF: Exhibitors Make Peace with Flowers
Minimum ticket prices for blockbusters at issue.
Producers of TSUI Hark's 3-D action fantasy Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, who have moved its release two days forward to open head-to-head with Flowers, have themselves asked cinemas in China to return a minimum of RMB35 ($5.50) per admission, a precedent set by local blockbuster Aftershock.

Chow Yun-Fat in costume as Cao Cao for "Bronze Temple Terrace"

Michelle Yeoh considers herself lucky

I don't even recognize you anymore!

MSN: Ricky Hui laid to rest
When he was alive, he had made known his desire to have a low-key funeral. Yesterday's simple and solemn ceremony stayed true to his wishes.

A Side, B Side
DivaAsia: Actress Rose Chan's molest claim just a publicity stunt?, 2
Here's a nice chronology of events leading up to the "Devil Kiss, Wolf Claw" incident" with Rose Chan, Benny Chan and Joe Ma. It includes an interview with Rose Chan.
SGYahoo: Rose Chan didn't mind getting groped
SGYahoo: Joe Ma is innocent
"Rose had said then that Joe pulled her closer because he wanted to comfort her... but his hand did not touch any sensitive part of her body."
Master Sin had failed to receive an answer from Rose as to why she went for karaoke with the men.
"Girls should always maintain her distance even if they know the person well."
"I slapped her and called her stupid but I only did that because I care about her. I still haven't apologised to her." he said.
A1:Kiss 'n' don't tell pics catch the smooch seen around the world Also, Selina, Cammi, Edison
Meanwhile, Taiwan celebrity sisters Barbie and Dee Hsu are facing a Sina Weibo micro blog backlash, after pictures of them as young girls were widely retweeted.
Both of the stars are Weibo VIPs and have huge followings, but would have been uncomfortable answering the questions that popped up suggesting Barbie used to have single eyelids, a shorter chin and chubby cheeks.

Lau, 49, made the announcement in his website on Monday at 1.50am,

During the Golden Horse Film Awards, Lau glared at host Eric Tsang when Tsang asked him if he "even knows how to make babies", referring to how there has been no happy news yet even though he and Chu have been together for decades.

Golden Horse Awards - Shu Qi Red Carpet [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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Shu Qi