Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fan Bingbing?


No, it's Kong Ming, a male version of Fan Bingbing. Apparently, Kong Ming has show biz aspirations and has contacted Stanley Kwan. Actually, a fan of Ayumi Hamasaki and Kong Ming wants to be "China's Ayumi Hamasaki". (Sina)

Gao Yuanyuan - Fashion Photos



1.30.2010 - News


14 Blades opens Feb.4
Myolie Wu - one of 174 popular stars in 72 Tenants of Prosperity

Huang Shengyi

Sammo Hung
Kirk Wong
Peter Pau

Stanley Kwan

Zhang Yang

At a Juli Entertainment company celebration in Heibei, it was announced that Huang Shengyi will be featured in a, possibly 3D, version of Madam White Snake to be directed(?) by Sarah Choi Bo-Chu and filmed by Peter Pau. Guests included Sammo Hung, Stanley Kwan, Kirk Wong, Peter Pau, Zhang Yang and others.

Brigitte Lin and husband, Michael Ying Lee-Yuen

What's behind the gates to their 10000 sq.ft. mansion on New Clearwater Bay Road?
A private cinema, heated swimming pool, a private studio, a luxury gym, and a small dance floor!

Jane Zhang
Believe in Jane, Jane Zhang's new CD since joining Universal Music will be released Feb.2. According to yesasia, the CD includes two hidden tracks, the theme songs to Mulan and Panda Express. (Sina)

Audio only - I Believe

Friday, January 29, 2010

1.29.2010 - News


New posters for Choi San Dou (God of Wealth Arrives)
Fortune King is Coming to Town

This first batch of John Woo-produced romantic martial art thriller 'Jianyu Jianghu' starring Malaysian Michelle Yeoh and South Korean Jung Woo-sung are released online Friday. (14)(Sina)

Lydia Shum? 
No, Elton Loo!

Elton Loo (Law Kwan-Chor) will play Lydia Shum in an upcoming superstar concert. In addition to Fei Fei, he will impersonate Pak Suet Sin, Lowell Lo and Paula Tsui. Law recently lost his right leg due to diabetes. (Sina)

Miriam Yeung

A fan presented an embarrassed Miriam Yeung with sweet lotus seeds (for wishing a male offspring) and a birthday cake while she and Raymond Lam were filming on Temple Street for Barbara Wong's tentatively titled 'Perfect Wedding'. (
Jacky Cheung

Jacky Cheung launched his first album in five years at the Hong Kong Shangri-la Hotel.

Taipei Times
Mother: The invincible matriarch
Selected as South Korea’s submission to the Oscars this year, ‘Mother’ is another example of why director Bong Joon-ho is the country’s most brilliant young auteur

Transsexual or hermaphrodite? “This ain’t my shit.”
Taiwanese TV host Liching: Both man and wife

China Daily: Why I don't want to watch Avatar

CRI: Leon Lai on Duty: Children and HIV/AIDS

Cecilia Cheung could have miscarried after jumping in earlier TV ad
Before she knew she was pregnant with her second child, Cecilia Cheung filmed a TV commercial in which she had to jump and bounce on a bed. The Hong Kong actress was said to have felt dizzy and nauseous after filming the advertisement, and could have risked a miscarriage. This news was reported two days ago though the shoot had been done a few months back.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

1.28.2010 - News

The Future of Hong Kong Cinema: a round table discussion (III)
I wrote an article in 2007 in which I discussed how there was probably a misreading of Stephen Chow's film culture. Why is he so popular on the mainland? Because none of you [mainlanders] have seen Michael Hui's movies. You had no awareness, no experience of the filmmakers of his generation, so when you suddenly saw Stephen Chow, it was like discovering a new continent, you felt it was very special, very innovative. His influence in Hong Kong has not been as strong as it has been on the mainland, but he didn't create this effect, it was because the earlier work of Michael Hui was inconceivable to them...
The current decline of Hong Kong movies is also related to this, an indistinct sense of identity.

The Future of Hong Kong Cinema: a round table discussion (IV)
Many Hong Kong directors are making movies of inferior quality in order to accomodate the current mainland market. Take Wang Jing for example. He's really a very interesting director, but if he wanted to make money on the mainland he would have to make what they wanted there, and his original style would be lost completely. His work has a delightful and comic sort of ribaldry, but how do you play this sort of comedy on the mainland? You can't...
Go north, or you're road kill...
Tsui Hark has become a synonym for lousy movies...
many Hong Kong directors went north. but there were also Hong Kong directors who opposed CEPA, such as Herman Yau, Johnnie To and Pang Ho-cheung. Herman Yau may be the most home-grown Hong Kong director.

CRI: Ge You and Huang Xiaoming to Star in "Zhao's Orphan"

Zhang Ziyi, Li Bingbing
Zhang Ziyi drops out from English movie Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Three new possible cast lineups considered: Fan Bingbing and Li Bingbing, Fan Bingbing and Shu Qi, Li Bingbing and Shu Qi. The first is unlikely as the two 'ices' are quite rivals. Li Bingbing is Huayi's top female actress, Fan Bingbing left Huayi early and has been producing her own projects. She is also currently working on New Shaolin Temple. Previously, Shu Qi had turned down an offer to costar in the film. (Xinhua)
Li Bingbing, reported by Hong Kong media, replacing Zhang Ziyi who is too busy with Wong Kar-Wai's Grand Master according to Zhang's manager. Hugh Jackman has been invited to join the cast. (HunanTV)

Jay Chou's Pandaman TV series draws low ratings. Guangzhou TV reported a .06 rating on its third episode. This is the equivalent of 5000 viewers. (Xinhua)

Hong Kong pop legend Jacky Cheung feels liberated by jazz album
Besides the CD, Jacky has 3 new films: Crossing Hennessy, Hot Summer Days, 72 Tenants of Prosperity.
plus the already released Bodyguards and Assassins. In addition, he will appear on a mainland TV variety show for the first time. (Xinhua)

The Great Rescue

Danny Chan

Danny Chan Kwok-Kwan has spent a month shooting the TV series The Great Rescue in Yunnan. The story is about the rescue of the Flying Tigers pilots captured by the Japanese and features an international cast and crew. (Sina) (2) alivenotdead pictures

Former Andy Lau girlfriend, Yu Ke-Hsin, announced that she had quietly married Andy Lau double Du Yiheng in a small ceremony. Sources have reported that Yu is pregnant and living in Beijing. Andy's stunt and body double, Du Yiheng who is currently working on Let The Bullets Fly, was vague and noncommittal when questioned. Stay tuned. (Xinhua)

Donnie Yen's turn: Did he or didn't he?
Plastic surgery on eyelids, straightend teeth scrutinized (HunanTV)

CRI: Barbie Hsu: Powered by Tofu!

Francis Ng charged with assault (2)
The 48-year-old will stand trial in Kowloon on 9 Feb. If convicted, the actor could be jailed for up to 3 years.

Cherie Chung denies dating Singaporean
Hong Kong - Cherie Chung has denied talk that she plans to marry a Singaporean businessman.
The former actress, whose husband Mike Chu died two years ago, was quoted as telling Apple Daily there was no new man in her life.
'There is no such person. I haven't thought about remarriage. I am not dating. This report could not be more false,' she said.
Her friend, actress Sylvia Chang, also said there was no truth in the report and it was not possible that Chung would wed next year.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1.27.2010 - News


New poster of Little Big Soldier is notable for the disappearance of Wang Lee Hom. It adds fuel to the recent speculations that Jackie Chan and Wang have had a falling out. (HunanTV)

Wendi Deng Murdoch, Zhang Ziyi

Li Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi
The Zhang Ziyi-Wendi Deng joint venture production Snow Flower and The Secret Fan is reportedly is in financial trouble and the January start date is being delayed. Insiders say that Zhang Ziyi has not been able to put up her share of the investment. Originally, Wendi Deng was not concerned, assuming that boyfriend Vivi Nevo would come to assist Zhang if necessary. Seemingly, Zhang and Vivi have had a falling out and her latest 'ink-splash' scandal, also possibly related to Zhang's attempt to secure financing, has scared supporters away. Li Bingbing has been mentioned as possibly replacing Zhang Ziyi in the lead role. (Xinhua)
CRI: Zhang Ziyi Quits 'Secret Fan': Report

Mongkok - AngelaBaby, Rene Liu, Michelle Wai


Rene Liu
Hot Summer Days Mongkok appearance slide show (12)(Sina)

CRI: '14 Blades' Premieres in Beijing

Screen Daily: Vengeance

CRI: Chinese Actress Yu Nan Joins Berlin Jury

Yesterday, Francis Ng was formally charged with one count of wounding in the New Year's bakery incident. If convicted, the maximum penalty is imprisonment for 3 years. (Sina)
Francis Ng charged with wounding man in New Year's scuffle

Leon Lai shows his might against TVB

Tang Wei did not attend her father's art exhibition opening because she is filming [Late Autumn] in the US according to her father. Tang Yu Ming's Hong Kong exhibition is entitled 'Buddhism in the Heart'. (Sina) [sighting in Seattle]

CRI: Kelly Chen Fronts Hong Kong Disneyland Park

No reunion between Jay Chou and Jolin Tsai

Sammi spent 3 hours at Andy Hui's home
Sammi and Andy back together?

Sultry Barbie Hsu stars in new pro-vegetarian peta ads

Miao Pu

Collection of Wing Shya Photos Released


Wing Shya, codirector of Hot Summer Days, is more well known as a photographer. His subjects include Maggie Cheung, Gong Li, Shu Qi, Karen Mok, Leslie Cheung and others. He also has collaborated with Wong Kar-Wai. (37)(HunanTV)