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The 9th Hua Ding Awards announced its nominations, Jackie Chan with Emperor Motion Picutres' CZ12 (SUP YI SUN CHIU) received both Best Director and Best Actor nominations. This time he will compete with THE SILENT WAR (TING FUNG JEH)'s Tony Leung Chiu Wai, THE BULLET VANISHES (SIU SUT DIK JI DAN)'s Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, CAUGHT IN THE WEB's Mark Chao (Chiu Yau Ting) and THE LAST TYCOON (DAI SEUNG HOI)'s Huang Xiaoming among others. As for Best Actress, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa will represent Hong Kong with LOVE IN THE BUFF (CHUN GIU YU JI MING), DOUBLE XPOSURE (YI CHI BO GUONG)'s Fan Bingbing, LATE AUTUMN's Tang Wei, I DO's Li Bingbing and CAUGHT IN THE WED's Gao Yuanyuan. Chin Wa stated that she had no pressure from the nomination and would try to make time to dress up for the event in support.
In addition, the China Film Directors' Guild Award 2012, known as the "Chinese Oscar", will take place son. The initial selection chair Jia Zhangke unveiled the 24 nominated films and the award nominations. Chen Kun, Chen Daoming, Vicki Zhao Wei and Fan Bingbing were among the Best Actor and Best Actress nominees.
Mar 24 2013
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Mainland artist Yu Bo earlier worked on the film SAVING GENERAL YANG (JUNG LIT YEUNG GA JEUNG) with Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Wu Chun, Li Chen, Vic Chou Yu Man and other stars. Yu Bo said, "My biggest reward is meeting so many good brothers!" He even revealed that he was the closet with Jai Jai. He said, "Every time Jai Jai saw me he would pull me aside to chat. People who don't like to talk liked to talk with me, maybe because I am more easy going!"
In addition, the film also had many action scenes. Yu Bo even fell from a horse and injured his hip. A year later the wound still hurt. He recalled, "At the time I couldn't move, the director told me to go to the hospital. I said just give me 20 minutes to rest because I knew that the next day would hurt the most. I was afraid that tomorrow I would not be able to work. At the time I really was grinding my teeth as I worked!" He said that this was the most memorable part of this film for him.
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Mainland female star Liu Yan yesterday with Christy Chung Lai Tai attended new film THE INCREDIBLE TRUTH (YUN GAN JING FAT) press conference. Liu Yan praised Chung Lai Tai as her sexy goddess, but her own provocative dress overshadowed Chung Lai Tai's. Liu Yan joked, "I usually wouldn't be sexy. This dress originally was sexier, I already stitched it up."
Last year she was accused of hooking up with Bosco Wong Chung Chak, leading to his break up with Myolie Wu Hung Yi. Liu Yan said, "I swear I don't have his phone number, if I do I won't be able to enter Hong Kong from now on! The matter has already passed." She said that she would attend the Asian Film Award and wanted to see her idol Tony Leung Chiu Wai. "No Leung Chiu Wai, not (Carina) Lau Ka Ling either? Then I want to see (Andy) Lau Tak Wa. I heard he really took care of people."
Chung Lai Tai now lives in Beijing. Because her children attended school there, she had no plan of moving back to Hong Kong. Speaking of her love life, she only joked, "Right now I am a little scared of love. I would spend my time and effort on work and the children. I wouldn't think too much about a relationship, let it take its nature course."
Xu Zheng admits that LOST IN THAILAND gives him the confidence to make the next film
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Mainland director Xu Zheng with LOST IN THAILAND won the 2012 HIGHEST GROSSING ASIAN FILM award. He humorously said, "From the looks of yesterday's box office, JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (SAI YAU GONG MOR PIN) is getting very close. I thank the event for giving me the award before my movie is surpassed. I always say don't look at a movie with its box office, making more good movies is the most important. Yet this award is a very important gift to the film company, one that viewers and filmmakers created together."
The Chinese heartthrob who once courted his college mate Vicki Zhao, showed up at a program recording with a cake
On Monday, Chinese actor Huang Xiao Ming appeared at a programme recording where his college mate and ex-crush Vicki Zhao was promoting her directorial debut So Young. Despite his leg injuries and hectic filming schedule, he accepted the production team's invite and showed up at the studio with a cake in hand to celebrate the actress' 37th birthday.
The two friends, who attended the same class in the university, were locked in an embrace when they saw each other. When fans chanted for him to give Vicki another hug, the Chinese heartthrob put down his crutches immediately and lifted her up in a princess hold, inviting roaring screams.
Xiao Ming shared that he once courted Vicki and though they are not fated to be a couple, he has never failed to prepare a birthday gift for her every year. The actor, who once said that he would marry Vicki if they were both single at 30, added, 'I've always been there to support her for the past 16 years, and I will continue doing so.'¯
Touched by his sweet gestures, the actress-turned-director exclaimed, 'His future wife is going to be so blissful!'¯
Vicki married Chinese real estate magnate Huang You Long in 2008 and gave birth to their daughter in April 2010.
The Chinese actor continues the long hours of filming for his upcoming movie while recovering from his leg injury
Huang Xiao Ming sure works hard for his money. The Chinese actor has been working up to 20 hours per day despite his leg injury.
According to Taiwan media, the China's 'number one heartthrob'¯ fell from three metres above ground while filming a fight scene for his new movie, The Bride With White Hair 3D, in November last year. He suffered a comminuted fracture in two toes on his left foot.
Xiao Ming resumed filming in January even though he had not fully recovered from his injury. The actor shared his daily work schedule online yesterday, and said that he has to film overnight, from 8pm to 6am.
The injury has also brought about huge inconvenience to Xiao Ming as he is unable to move around freely. 'When can I walk properly again?'¯ the actor posted on his microblog yesterday.
Xiao Ming's manager said, 'He is recovering slowly, but his injury has taken a toll on him. His foots also swells because he has been walking too much during filming, so he has to take foot baths everyday to rest his foot.'¯
After learning about his hectic work schedule, fans began to express their concern for the actor and many commented that their 'hearts ache for him'¯.
Xiao Ming said he is optimistic about his injury but hopes that he can recover quickly so that he can concentrate on his filming.
Joe Chen say Hi from New York
"Swordsman" between Jin Yong’s novel and the scenario itself, the audiences gave an evaluation on both sides, as the Dong Fang Bu Bai review (played by Joe Chen), she said: "Good and bad I have received."
The Taiwan idol drama Fated To Love You actress, Golden Bell Award nominee for Best Actress, and then starred in Theatrical The Woman on the Bread Tree, actress Joe Chen in efforts to be a good actress, "I want to play something more challenging.. something different" as she told IBTimes (International Business Times) China.
Joe Chen: 9 years ago, first shoot with him, in fact that time simplied didn’t know anything, but he's very serious. I think that a tacit understanding that there’s no problem.He is a very professional actor, especially in the wuxia drama, because I used to played in modern drama so quite biased, costume drama was not so accurate. But when I was acting with him, because he was well aware of the rhythm of wuxia drama, he will told you the rhythm you should did when carried out martial art. So Linghu Chong and Dong Fang Bu Bai has seen a lot of beautiful and subtle point.
Joe Chen: I think he’s a very serious actor, there were many difficult martial arts, could have a substitute, but if he could accomplish he would obey, that’s dedication.
Mar 08 2013
Thursday March 7, 2013 Hong Kong
It was reported that 27-year-old mainland actress, Vionn Song, has recently passed away.
Popular Asians reported that on 3 March, the actress - who starred alongside Bosco Wong and Raymond Lam in "Growing Through Life" passed away in her Guangzhou residence after losing her battle with uterine cancer.
Actress Zhang Lingzhi broke the news of Vionn's passing on her blog. The actress, who became good friends with the late Vionn after co-starring in the film, "Dancer" together, revealed that Vionn had been sick for a while and underwent chemotherapy twice.
She stated, "When she first found out about illness, she had the time and opportunity to treat it. But she insisted on completing the shoot and delayed treatment for four months. When she was ready to start the treatment, it was already too late."
Lingzhi also shared that Vionn was unwavering about completing the shoot in order to make money for her family.
She continued, "Vionn is an extremely strong girl. The last time I saw her was at my wedding. She was in good spirits at that time, chatting and laughing with the other guests."
Born in 1985, Vionn Song rose to stardom in 2008's "Dancer" and was well-received for her role in 2010 TVB series, "Growing Through Life". The last film that Vionn starred in was "Looking For North" in 2012.
Mar 04 2013
Nicholas Tse remains protective of his former wife
Miriam Yeung declines to discuss Shawn Yue and Kary Ng rumors
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The Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers and its ten major affiliated associations joint spring banquet took place last night. Numerous awards were presented. The event at the last minute added an award for Angelababy as she and Nicholas Tse Ting Fung won the "Most Charming Actress and Actor in the eye of professionals". Kenneth Ma Kwok Ming and Tavia Yeung Yi won "Outstanding Television Performance" actor and actress, the former was even moved to tears. "Outstanding music performance male and female singers" were Eason Chan Yik Shun and G.E.M. Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Teresa Mo Shun Kwan won "Outstanding Film Performance actor and actress".
Ting Fung attended with his father Patrick Tse Yin. Winning the "most charming actor in the eyes of professionals" award, he said that perhaps cinematographers and directors saw his charm in their eyes. Ting Fung revealed that he just visited his sons and praised his former wife Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi for the great arrangement. "She knew that I would attend the event with my father, so we came only after seeing Lucas and Quintus". Reportedly Pak Chi had no job and had to participate in a Mainland dance program. Ting Fung said, "That's crazy! I ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
HONG KONG: Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China's top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing's growing "soft power" efforts to project unity between itself and the former British colony.
But the 58-year-old actor, famous in the West for "Rush Hour" and "Police Story", faces a backlash in his hometown where the mainland is viewed with increasing suspicion.
According to professor Sonny Ho, co-director at the Centre for Greater China Studies, Chan was selected to appear at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) because his stardom could help promote ties.
"Jackie Chan is acting under the soft power and united front of the PRC (mainland) government," he said. The "united front" strategy, he said, was a campaign to promote a strong and peaceful homeland, unified with Taiwan.
China's growing clout over the past decade has seen actors from Hong Kong and Macau drafted into patriotic movies that glorify the country's past, from the mighty Han Dynasty to the early Communist Party era, Ho added.
The appointment of the martial arts star however was met with derision online in Hong Kong where Chan's reputation has taken a nosedive in recent years over his pro-Beijing stances such as calling for limits on the right to protest.
Dissatisfaction towards Beijing has risen in recent years over a range of issues from alleged political interference to an influx of mainlanders blamed for driving up property prices and for shortages of baby formula.
The announcement of Chan's appointment was greeted with online derision.
"Yet another movie star turns into a CPPCC member. Since when did this negative social trend become so popular?" one user posted on the ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)