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Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming three years ago worked together on the film A SENTIMENTAL STORY will be released in August. Two days ago Baby along with director Gao Qunshu and Korean star Jae Hee attended the film's Shanghai press conference, where Baby and Xiaoming's passionate kiss scene was shown. She said that during the shoot due to the guidance from the director, her performance was relaxed, natural and not embarrassing.
Xiaoming did not attend but in his video he revealed that he recommended Baby to the director for this film and said that Baby might have been at a newcomer at the time but her acting was good and she was hard working.
Baby rarely publicly expressed her appreciation of Xiaoming. She said, "I salute Huang Xiaoming!" Baby said, "At the time I was still a newcomer. I was very nervous when I met the director. The impression that he gave me was 'serious face'. Later I learned that he actually was a 'tender heart'. On the set I didn't know who to ask for help, so I could only learn acting from my co-stars. Xiaoming was particularly diligent. No matter how long the shoot was or what kind of scene he never complained. Now I am working harder, which actually is a salute to him. He taught me a lot of things."
May 20 2013
The Chinese actor said that he does not remember 'saving Selina'Ě during the filming accident three years ago
While speaking to the media recently, Chinese actor Yu Haoming recalled the traumatic filming accident in Shanghai three years ago that left Taiwanese singer Selina Jen and himself with severe burns on their bodies. Although reports have always depicted Yaoming as the 'hero'Ě, the 25-year-old clarified during the interview that the impact of the explosion was too strong for him to 'save Selina'Ě.
After the accident, Selina was even berated by Haoming's fans who heard that their idol suffered second degree burns on 39 percent of his body because of his heroic act to 'protect'Ě the S.H.E member.
Stepping forward to clear the air three years on, Haoming emphasised that it was impossible for him to react at the time. He further explained that the actual details of the accident were revealed by the footage recorded by the cameraman and that the misunderstanding was caused by media reports.
Although Selina is recovering well from her burn wounds, the singer remains psychologically scarred by the terrifying accident. It is believed that her record company did not refute the claims back then to protect Haoming from more harm.
In a recent interview, the S.H.E member also mentioned that she is still in touch with the actor and that they often encourage each other via their microblogs. When asked about the chances of Selina taking on acting projects in future, her record company said that the 31-year-old is currently focusing on her singing and hosting career.
May 19 2013
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Huang Xiaoming is lucky on and off camera. As a teacher THE VOICE OF CHINA mentor, Han Hong leaned on his shoulder and gave him a kiss on the cheek. They even shared an apple, not fearing that his girlfriend Angelababy would be jealous.
Huang Xiaoming in the film AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA had a first kiss and first night scene with model Du Juan. In the story he visited her at the hospital and could not help but force a kiss on Du Juan who has been rejecting him. During the shoot, Huang Xiaoming performed wildly. He said, "Because it needed the sudden result, we didn't communicate before the shoot in order to have the most natural reaction." As for the first night scene, Huang Xiaoming joked, "I am the one who was knocked off instead!" In the film Du Juan "returned the favor" and coolly took away his "first time".
The Chinese actress was said to have gained popularity at the expense of fellow female artistes
Fan Bingbing was accused of climbing her way to the top of the entertainment industry at the expense of fellow female artistes.
According to the Hong Kong media, a reputable senior reporter recently wrote an article on his microblog that revealed insider information about stories of artistes being 'bullied'Ě by Bingbing and her studio Fan Bingbing Workshop, claiming that she defamed fellow artistes to gain popularity.
It was said that Bingbing sees Chinese actress Li Bingbing as an 'imaginary enemy'Ě, and whenever the latter endorses international or well-known brands, she would follow suit as well. The Chinese actress also acted in Iron Man 3 after Li Bingbing successfully ventured into Hollywood.
The article also claimed that Bingbing would even lower her remuneration to vie for the female lead role in movies. She reportedly secured the female lead role in director Feng Xiaogang's new film Private Custom with that method, but was eventually replaced by Chinese actress Li Xiaolu.
In response to the claims, Bingbing said, 'There are many people in the world who are troubled by negative reports or rumours. Sometimes people just want to find something to talk about or pick on someone, and it just happens that I am the one who is targeted.'Ě She added that she will not take the article too seriously.
The deputy general manager of Fan Bingbing Workshop also dismissed the claims and said, 'Some people think life is like the palace dramas.'Ě
The close friendship between the two Chinese stars is speculated to have turned sour because of fellow actress Zhou Xun
Following a series of suggestive microblog posts from Chen Kun and his absence of support for Vicki Zhao's directorial debut Our Eventually Lost Youth which premiered last month, many netizens believe that the old-time friends have fallen out with each other.
The two Chinese stars have been friends since their school days and Vicki reportedly chose to date Chen Kun rather than heartthrob Huang Xiao Ming when they were in university. Their close relationship is also shown by Chen Kun's status as the godfather of Vicki's three-year-old daughter.
Throughout Vicki's movie promotional period last month, Chen Kun, unlike many of her other celebrity friends who lent their support by singing praises of the film on their microblogs, did not mention a word about the movie.
Sources also revealed that Chen Kun and Vicki's relationship started to sour after the actress filmed Painted Skin: The Resurrection in 2011. The two leading co-stars, Vicki and Zhou Xun, were rumoured to be on bad terms at that time, and Chen Kun was caught in the middle as he was good friends with the both of them. Nevertheless, the actor was said to have gotten closer to Zhou Xun after that, causing his friendship with Vicki to take a backseat.
In addition, Chen Kun incited much online buzz with his microblog post on May 10 when he wrote: 'Most of the times, we talk about 'ėbeing used' as a negative thing. But sometimes we should thank the people who manipulate us instead, as it proves that we are valuable.'Ě
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May 15 2013
Du Juan, Tong Dawei, Deng Chao, Huang Xiaoming, Peter ChanPeter Chan's father Chan Tung Man, wife Sandra Ng and daughter Chan Si ChiCrystal LiuThe Vicki Zhao directed SO YOUNG is a big Mainland box office hit. She takes the film to the 3rd Paris Chinese Film Festival for its opening ceremony
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The Peter Chan Ho Sun directed, Huang Xiaoming, Deng Chao, Tong Dawei and Du Juan starred film AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA two days ago held a premiere press conference at the Qinghua University. Chan Ho Sun's father Chan Tung Man, wife Sandra Ng Kwan Yu and daughter Chan Si Chi attended in support. The film earlier held 20 test screenings in 7 cities and all received good reviews that said it was a "movie that would make men cry".
Speaking of school life, Huang Xiaoming revealed that "(Vicki) Zhao Wei was Su Mei of my life". He said, "Zhao Wei with her big eyes and white skin struck me down right away. Later when we performed in a play, Zhao Wei curiously asked, 'Xiaoming is too nervous, your face is twitching'." Huang Xiaoming joked that he would be very shy in front of a woman he liked. Was he knocked down like he was in the film? Huang Xiaoming said, "Take a guess?"
May 13 2013
SHANGHAI: Movie star Jet Li has joined up with renowned Chinese Internet entrepreneur Jack Ma to open a tai chi school in a bid to promote the traditional exercise.
Ma is founder of the world's biggest online retailer, Alibaba, where he stepped down as chief executive officer last week saying he wanted to do more in education and the environment.
He is a keen devotee of tai chi, and has made references to Chinese martial arts in both business strategy and corporate culture.
Li rose to fame for his kung fu skills and has starred in such films such as the Chinese historical epic "Hero" and the Hollywood blockbuster "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor".
The school in Hangzhou will teach tai chi and martial arts under a disciple of a well-known master, said a statement from Ma's company provided on Monday.
It is part of a larger development in a wetlands park which includes commercial services, according to the statement.
The film star and the entrepreneur already have a jointly-owned cultural company which provides tai chi training to company employees.
The renowned Chinese director is rumoured to have breached China's one-child policy for fathering seven children with four woman
Rumour has it that Zhang Yimou fathered seven children from his four previous relationships and may face a fine of up to RMB$160 million (approximately S$32 million) for breaching China's one-child policy.
According to the Chinese media, the renowned Chinese director has a daughter with his first wife Xiao Hua. After his divorce with her in 1990, Yimou reportedly married a woman from Jiangsu named Chen Ting, who is 30 years his junior. Despite attempting to keep his marriage a secret, their relationship was exposed by the Chinese media and it was confirmed that the couple has two sons and a daughter.
It was recently speculated that the 61-year-old also has four other children from relationships with two other unnamed woman, amounting to a total of seven children.
According to China's family planning laws, every household can only have a maximum of one child. Anyone caught breaking the policy must pay a ‚Äúsocial compensation fee‚ÄĚ based on their annual income. Based on Yimou's annual income, the director may have to pay up to RMB$160 million (approximately S$32 million).
The director has yet to comment on these reports at press time.
May 04 2013
Beijing girl Wang Xizhi wants to break into the Hong Kong market
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Beijing girl Wang Xizhi earlier was fortunate enough to work on the film SAVING GENERAL YANG (JUNG LIT YEUNG GA JEUNG). With her "costume look" she officially appeared in Hong Kong and swore to break into the Hong Kong market. Wang Xizhi has always worked in the Mainland, this year the first step of her "invasion" was the wife of the second Yang son in SAVING GENERAL YANG. She was even fortunate enough to work with hunks like Dior Cheng Yi Kin and Raymond Lam Fung. On the set she was a shy girl. She said, "I see Cheng Yi Kin on the set all the time. I was so shy that I didn't dare to look at her directly. I didn't even dare to greet him!"
After completing her first step successfully, Wang Xizhi earlier came to Hong Kong and met with many directors. Some directors even played to work with her on a comedy. "I have always worked on mild mannered scenes, no matter what I never thought about he would convince me to make a comedy. I was so tempted that I wanted to agree, but I will leave it for the company to arrange."
The Mark Chao and Han Geng starred YOUTH is an opening day hitVicki Zhao screams in joy from defeating Stephen Chow's JOURNEY TO THE WESTVicki Zhao's husband Wong Yau Lung posts a family photo to cheer on her new release
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Vicki Zhao Wei's directing debut, OUR ETERNALLY LOST YOUTH two days ago was released in the Mainland exceeded 45 million RMB before its opening day ended and the LOST IN THAILAND opening day box office of 35 million RMB for the new Mainland 2D Chinese film opening day box office. According to the Mainland online advanced box office tabulation, YOUTH has already passed JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (SAI YAU, GONG MOR PIN)'s advanced sales. Zhao Wei yesterday screamed in joy, "We beat (Stephen) Chow Sing Chi!"
Zhao Wei put all of her effort into her debut YOUTH, starring Mark Chao (Chiu Yau Ting), Han Geng and others. She even invited her good friend Faye Wong to perform the theme song.
Someone online posted, "I went to buy tickets for YOUTH 3 hours in advance and only the last row and the third row were left." According to YOUTH's current trend, this week's box office would reach 120 million; with the Golden Week next week the box office might reach 500 million.
Viewers have generally praised YOUTH. A critic raved, "The most passing youth film in the past 10 years." The film was a hit with the audience with laughter and tears.
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