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News Links: June 18th, 2009

Apologies for the recent lack of activity here on the ol’ blog.  My geomancer warned me not to post from June 11th to June 17th because of disturbances in the actuarial flow.  She said, ominously, that fire was the dominant force during that time so it wasn’t favourable to metal pigs born under the tiger hour.  Better just to lay low and not get burned …

OK, OK.  I’m a lazy, lazy man who decided to enjoy some warm summer evenings beneath the balcony of stars rather than in front of a computer screen.

There’s a backlog of production news that I hope to get at over the next few days.  In the meantime, here are some links:

PRODUCTION NEWS:

‘Bodyguards and Assassins’ Opens Shooting Base

RELATED: The media was invited to visit the set earlier this week

Stanley Kwan to shoot Chinese musical in Shanghai

Confucius Descendant Likes Chow Yun-Fat’s Portrayal

Stephen Chow:

Feng Xiaogang’s AFTERSHOCK:

Enlight ramps up production slate with Gordon Chan

Enlight spends $30 mil on 40 pics

SFG, Media Asia, Guoli form production partnership

Zhang Yimou’s ‘Guns’ in Line with ‘Blood Simple’

Popular Comedian Shows up in Zhang Yimou’s Filming Set

‘Bullets Fly’ with Ge You

Ciwen, Asian Union unveil German, Italian co-productions

US TV Looks to China for Value, Inspiration

COMING SOON:

STORM WARRIORS stills and videos

“Sophie’s Revenge” to be Released in August

Aaron Kwok, Hao Lei Promote ‘Silver Empire’

RELATED: Trailer courtesy CRI English

200 million Yuan Box Office Predicted for “Cyborg”

FEATURES:

Electric New Paper on TVB stars Nancy Wu and Kevin Cheng

Vic Chou’s DARK SIDE

Time Out London interviews John Woo

John Woo on a new mission: boosting Chinese films

Fistful of challenges: Malaysian filmmaker Michael Chuah Ghiap Hun will direct and star in Fist Of Dragon

Chinese Stories: Liz Shackleton on director Lou Ye

SEXY PHOTOS GATE:

Edison Chen complains about his manager

Edison Chen expands fashion business to Malaysia

Hollywood Reporter on Edison Chen’s CNN Interview

Gillian Chung: Edison’s apology came too late

BUSINESS/INDUSTRY NEWS:

Co-productions the way to go, China says

Six Asian film cos form Alliance

Golden Harvest buys Wu’s Chengtian

CreateHK launches for industry aid

HK Film Development Council to promote in three markets

Vanguard launches content fund

CAA signs director Lu Chuan (CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH/NANKING! NANKING! director)

SHANGHAI FILM FESTIVAL:

The Hollywood Reporter’s coverage of the Shanghai Film Festival

Shanghai shines as China film market continues to grow

Photos and video of female celebrities:

Male celebrities:

GENERAL NEWS:

Chinese star Jet Li ‘takes Singapore citizenship’

Kung Fu Star Jet Li Takes up Singapore Citizenship

Jet Li buys $20m bungalow

Jackie Chan to son: Don’t wish me “Happy Father’s Day!”

Isabella Leong:

Michael Hui Kwoon-Man to perform in Malaysia

Lin Chi-ling in financial difficulties?

Myolie Wu breaks up with Bosco Wong?

Actor Liu Ye Sets Wedding Date

CoCo Lee becomes first Chinese to sing at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Feng Xiaogang’s ’If You Are the One’ in Taiwan

Locarno Film Festival selects a dozen films from China 

HK Customs raids pirate computer cove

Taiwan:

Zoe Tay and Fann Wong faceoff after 14 years

MOVIE REVIEWS:

Taipei Times reviews:

Malaysia Star reviews BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE

AD WATCH:

After being away from the entertainment circle for 18 years, 49 year-old Cherie Chung Chor-Hung is stepping back in with an ad for reenex skin care products.  Photos for the ad were released earlier this week.  A press event formally announcing the ad campaign will be held on June 25th.  Speculation abounds that Chung is raising money to complete a Bali resort project started by her late husband Mike Chu Ka-Ding and that a film comeback is still in the works.  Related Links:

Nick Cheung Ka-Fai and his wife Esther Kwan Wing-Ho shoot an ad for a bedding company

Despite being 8 months pregnant, Kelly Chen Wai-Lam shoots a mooncake ad

Li Bingbing Shoots Commercial in Rome

AROUND TOWN:

Lynn Xiong and Donnie Yen promote the Nokia N97

Gillian Chung promotes Veva cellphones in the Mainland

Miriam Yeung at an event for Seiko watches

Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Karena Lam Ka-Yan and model Vanessa Yeung attend the opening of a Starbucks

Richie Ren and model Ana R. at event for Kiehl’s

Gaile Lok, Jennifer Tse Ting-Ting and beauty queen/actress Loretta Chow Mei-Yan promote Huggies diapers

RELATED: Gaile Lok and Jennifer Tse

STALKIN’ THE STARS:

In Shanghai, Zhang Ziyi goes clubbing ’til dawn

Cecilia Cheung pays Nic Tse a visit in Shanghai where Tse is working on BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS

Julian Cheung Chi-Lam and Anita Yuen Wing-Yi do some shopping

Kristy Yang and Coco — the girlfriend of Patrick Tse Yin — do some shopping at the IFC mall

SINA.COM SLIDESHOWS:

Faye Wong’s ads for Royal Wind hair care products

Kathy Chow Hoi-Mei does a photo spread for the June edition of “Chinese Art & Culture”

Li Bing-Bing and Carina Lau at an event for Gucci

“Naive and Stupid” Gillian Chung

Coco Lee

CULTURAL NEWS:

China hits Google over ‘pornographic’ content 

FOOD FOR PROCRASTINATION:

Yan Kay Kay: The Chick Versus Dick Babe

2 Responses to “News Links: June 18th, 2009”

  1. glenn Says:

    So based upon today’s link about Kristy Yang, and some other “I-Spy” links in the past, if I want to see celebrities when I’m in August in Hong Kong, I should go to the IFC Mall?

    Somehow I don’t think any one of them would want to see me lumbering towards them, though.

  2. TheGoldenRock Says:

    The Jeff Lau cyborg movie looks so horrible that even Chinese netizens are saying that on Youtube.

    And glenn, I’ve never seen any celebrities at the IFC Mall myself, but apparently the paparazzi here do. So it’s definitely worth a try.

 
 
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