Monday, February 26, 2018

Karen Mok Milan Fashion Week

Karen Mok also made the trip to Italy's design center for Fashion Week, looking good in a zebra-stripped jumpsuit while waiting for things to begin.

Dilraba Dilmurat in Milan for Fashion Week

Dilraba Dilmurat, often described (at least in the English coverage of Chinese movies) as "a Chinese actress of Uyghur ethnicity, was in Milan for Dolce & Gabbana, joining the rest of the gang (Li Bingbing, Karen Mok) in celebrating Italian design. She was outfitted with a crown-like tiara and lots of signature D&G fashion.


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Gong Li in Saturday Fiction by Lou Ye

Gong Li returns  to the big screen with in Saturday Fiction a new film by Lou Ye, also starring Pascal Greggory and Mark Chao as well as Joe Odagiri and Ayumu Nakajima from Japan and German actor Tom Wlaschiha. Set in Shanghai in during the first week of December, 1941, the film follows an actress who is working undercover gathering intelligence while starring in a new play. She discovers the Japanese plan to attack Pearl Harbor but chooses not to share the information.

The cast and Lou Ye had a press conference to announce the film. 

Lou Ye, Gong Li and Pascal Greggory discus things:

Mark Chao with Gong Li and Lou Ye:

The poster:

And a closer look:

Screen Daily Sina

Li Bingbing in Milan

Li Bingbing flew to Milan for Fashion Week. She got off the plane looking a lot more pulled together than anyone should be after a flight spanning a couple of continents.

And a bit later:


Friday, February 9, 2018

Angelababy to attempt world domination?

Sina reports that Angelababy was recently a guest on a Chinese reality show about robot competition. The most notable aspect of the article was the sliced and diced googlespeak translation from Chinese to English of the show's title. It came out as "Robot Hegemony".

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Fan Bingbing tries on new glasses

Fan Bingbing is getting ready for the lunar new year with some new specs.

Infoseek China

Hong Kong Film Award nominations

Three of the five nominees for Best Director for the Hong Kong Film Awards are women--Ann Hui for "Our Time Will Come", Karean Pang for "29+1 and Sylvia Chang for "Love Education".

Zhou Xun--also nominated for best actress--aims a pistol in "Our Time Will Come", a drama concerning World War II resistance to the Japanese occupation.

Hui is on familiar ground--this is her 13th nomination as best director. She has won five times.

Follow the links for full list of nominees.

China Entertainment News

Monday, January 29, 2018

Vivian Chow on tour

Vivian Chow is on tour and stopped in Hong Kong for her 30th anniversary concert. Lots of costume changes including plenty of beads, feathers and sequins, plenty of props and a cadre of dancers.

And a bit of nostalgia:

Some rehearsal shots from an Indonesian site:


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Li Yuchun--eclectic footwear at Weibo event

Li Yuchun won a few gongs at the recent 2017 Weibo Awardt, mixing and matching her shoes and outfits.

Athletic shoes with a traditional cheongsam:

Stiletto heels with half-androgynous (top half) outfit:


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Karen's back

Karen Mok announced a concert tour the other day:

Sina Slide

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Li Bingbing for "Guardians of the Tomb"

Li Bingbing has been doing press for Guardians of the Tomb. the Chinese/Australian production she is stars in. It will be released in China, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia the first week of February and includes actors from the PRC, Oz and Sarawak along with a couple of Americans. Since the plot hinges on a groups of adventurers getting lost in a cave full of deadly (and apparently really big) funnel spiders, Li Bingbing brought a non-toxic eight-legged pet to one of the press appearances.

A still from the movie--Li Bingbing gets a good view of a several thousand year old corpse about to come to life.

Principal photography was finished two years ago it was delayed while the Australian special effects house finished the scary CGI spiders, resurrected partially mummified corpses and winding caves.

Chopflix (more stills, trailers, interviews)
Screen Daily review