Monday, August 3, 2009

Vicki Zhao Wei reported to be marrying Singaporean businessman

Earlier there were mixed rumours saying that Vicki Zhao Wei is postponing her studies due to her busy work schedule or she's retiring from entertainment to focus on her study.
Now new rumour has developed saying that Vicki recently married to a Singaporean businessman. The girl is a rumour-magnet.

Source: Yahoo

According to media reports from China, an insider revealed that Chinese actress Zhao Wei registered her marriage in Singapore a few days ago with a Singaporean businessman, and will hold her wedding dinner in October this year. Zhao Wei's manager denied the reports and pointed out that Zhao is currently held up with work and will not be getting married in the near future.

The 33-year-old actress has been plagued with rumours ever since her debut in the entertainment industry. She was once speculated to have been involved with actors Chen Kun and Huang Xiao Ming. Earlier this month, Zhao openly declared her intentions to temporarily leave the entertainment circle to concentrate on her studies after the completion of the film Hua Mulan's promotional events.

However, insiders discovered and exposed Zhao's original intentions for a temporary departure for her own marriage plans. She is said to be registered to a Singaporean businessman and the couple is set to marry soon. During an interview with the Hong Kong press, her manager denied the rumours and declared that Zhao will not be getting married in the near future as she had a few more projects lined up.

Zhao's manager further elaborated that the media mistook the actress's original intentions for a temporary departure and clarified that Zhao is currently busy with completing her schoolwork and selecting her next movie project.

Netizens have speculated that these her scandals are being used as promotional tools for Zhao's newest film, Hua Mulan. The marketing team for the movie responded to these allegations, "We were not the ones who released all these news. During the entire filming process of the movie, we felt that Zhao Wei didn't look like a person who was about to get married."

Koo Hey-sun: Versatile actress aims for next bid hit

Source: JoongAngDaily
By Yang Sung-hee []

Koo Hye-sun, the 26-year-old rising actress from the recent hit TV drama “Boys Over Flowers,” has embarked on a new career as a filmmaker. Her debut film, titled “The Madonna,” was screened at this year’s 13th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, which ended last Sunday.

The film tells the story of a priest who assists in mercy killings of people seeking salvation. Jung Seung-hye, a famous movie producer who died from colon cancer in May, co-produced the film, which won an audience award at the 2009 Busan Asian Short Film Festival.

Koo now hopes to hit her stride as a director with the shooting of her first feature movie, tentatively named “Magic,” starting in November. She recently pursued other ventures, too.

The versatile Koo published a novel titled “Tango” in April of this year and held her own art exhibition under the same name earlier this month. In a recent interview with the JoongAng Ilbo, Koo talked about her foray into other areas aside from acting and also revealed her future plans. Following is the text of that interview, edited for space and clarity.

Q. Your film deals with bold subject matter: a priest involved in mercy killings.

A. I just wanted to talk about a human’s choice, rather than discuss death or religion, through this film. I found the idea of having a priest as the main character interesting because religion is a domain laden with lots of taboos.

Q. What made you venture into filmmaking?

A. It’s not like I dreamed of becoming a filmmaker since I was young. I’m interested in many things, including music, art and literature, and I thought I could incorporate all those things by making a film. I met Jung [the film’s producer] two years ago and wrote a dozen scripts for a feature to show her and get her comment on them. She rejected all of them and instead recommended that I start with a short film. So The Madonna came into being through three days of shooting while I was participating in the TV drama “Choigang Chilwoo” in June of last year.

Q. You seem to have had a special relationship with Jung.

A. I’m welcomed wherever I go after my appearance in the series Boys Over Flowers due to its popularity, but the situation was quite different until two years ago. However, I still dared to go and see Jung to show her my scripts, which she accepted without any prejudice. There were also times when I thought of giving [filmmaking] up, but she encouraged me to continue. Publication of the novel Tango was also possible with the help of Jung ... I was told of Jung’s death on the phone when I tried to express my thanks to her after I received an audience award at the Busan Asian Short Film Festival. She was a great teacher for both my career and my life.

Q. Tell us about your future plans.

A. Since I finished a script for my next film with winter as its setting and a cellist as the main character, I’m currently looking for actors for the main roles. It will be a low-budget film of around 400 to 500 million won ($322,656 to $403,375). In addition, I plan to write music for the movie, so now I’m studying the [cello]. I know there is still prejudice against actors-cum-directors, but I ask audiences to view my work with an open mind. I’d like to make films that transcend generations. Koo Hye-sun, the actress, doesn’t fit the script I’ve written. One of my dreams as a director is to work with actress Jun Ji-hyun some day.

Jude Law to be father again

The well known actor but promiscous in my opinion who was caught cheating on Sienna Miller with his ex-wife's nanny has announced that he is to be father again to an unknown woman. This guy seems to have a problem with committement. He's been divorced, guilty of infidility and now father a child with a woman whom no one knows who she is.

Source: channelnewsasia

British actor Jude Law is to be a father for the fourth time after being informed that a partner from a previous relationship is expecting, his publicists said in a statement Wednesday.

The Oscar-nominated star of "The Talented Mr Ripley" and "Cold Mountain" already has three children with his ex-wife Sadie Frost. No information about the mother of his fourth child was released.

"Jude Law can confirm that, following a relationship last year, he has been advised that he is to be the father of a child due in the fall of this year," a statement confirmed by AFP said. "Mr Law is no longer in a relationship with the individual concerned but he intends to be a fully supportive part of the child's life. This is an entirely private matter and no other statements will be made."

Law, 36, is currently single. He will next appear in director Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes," where he will play the Victorian sleuth's trusty sidekick Dr Watson.

- AFP/rs

Kelly Chen ruffles mother-in-law's feathers

Pic credit: hunantv

Hong Kong singer-actress Kelly Chen appears to have ruffled the feathers of her mother-in-law by disobeying confinement traditions. Chen's mother-in-law has been taking care of the new mom since she gave birth to son, Chase Lau, on July 10, but sources close to the family said Chen’s parents and her in-laws do not see eye to eye on various issues, such as how Chace should be raised as well as confinement traditions. To make matters worse, Chen tends to side with her mom, infuriating her mother-in-law.

Chen’s mother-in-law who is quite traditional, feels that new mothers should avoid to washing their hair as well as exposure to cold elements such as the air conditioner and cold water. But Chen, being a modern day woman, finds them too restrictive. Nevertheless, the 36-year-old knows that her mother-in-law only has her best interest at heart and tries her best to obey the elder so as not to put her husband, Alex, in a tight spot.

- CNA/il

Actors Barbie Hsu & Louis Koo's secret romance

Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu and Hong Kong actor Louis Koo are rumoured to have been keeping a secret romance for almost a year, leaving even Hsu’s mother in the dark, Taiwanese media reported.

Hsu, popularly known as Da S, had reportedly admitted to her sister after the pair collaborated on director Benny Chan’s movie, “Connected”, that she had really admired the actor.

True to the movie’s title, it was where the couple were ‘connected’, and despite not sharing many scenes together, it was reportedly apparent that Hsu and Koo harboured good feelings towards each other.

Hsu then had spoken extremely highly of her co-star, saying that he was handsome, a nice guy and filming romantic scenes with him was a pleasure. She even added that despite his cool exterior, Koo was a kind and caring person at heart.

After filming wrapped for “Connected”, Koo had even told the media that he had hoped to work with Hsu again soon.

Granting Koo’s wish and collaborating again this year on the film “Forbidden City: Top Dog”, the media also reported that it was because of Koo’s high recommendations of Hsu that landed the 32-year-old actress the part.

In order to keep their romance a secret and out of the prying eyes of the paparazzi, the couple have reportedly only gone on dates overseas and only Hsu’s closest girlfriends are privy to the relationship.

Koo, 38, had once revealed that his ideal partner should be gentle, caring, not too clamorous, and should still be living with her parents.

Hsu, after ending her public romance with F4 boyband member Vic Zhou, had once said that she wasn’t harbouring any specific hopes for her love life. However, the actress did admit at the time that she did have someone who was interested in her.

Koo had reportedly a helped Hsu with translation, rehearsed scenes with her first and taught her what to do while filming.

When previously asked by reporters if she would consider Koo as a potential boyfriend, Hsu had replied, “He didn’t even display his feelings and say that he likes me!”

Well judging from the ways things have gone down, perhaps all that has changed?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mariah Carey and Eminem feud - just get nastier

Source: heatworld

The feud between Mariah Carey and Eminem doesn’t look likely to die out anytime soon. First Eminem dissed (how down with the kids are we?) Mariah in a song because she denied they’d ever had a relationship.Then Mariah returned the favour by having a pop at the rapper in her latest single, even dressing up like him in the video. Now Eminem is having a go at the diva with yet another song that really pulls no punches, just look at this sample of the lyrics;

“Oh gee, is that supposed to be me in the video with the goatee. Wow Mariah, I didn't expect her to go balls out Bitch, shut the fu*ck up before I put all them phone calls out youmade to my house when you was wild n out before Nick. When you was on my di*ck and give you somethin to smile about. How many times you fly to my house? Still trying to count. Better shut your lying mouth if you don't want Nick finding out. You probably think since it's been so long if I had something on you I woulda did it by now.”

While this all a bit playgroundish, we cannot wait to see how Mariah responds. And does anyone else get the feeling that Eminem is seriously obsessed with Mariah?

Yoon Eun Hye sets up her own company after 10 years

Source: Life is Easy

Talent Yoon Eun Hye has set up her own independent company, The House Company.

She has set up the solo company with her own manager recently, causing a topic amongst the entertainment zone.

She led the founding of the company on her own and also took care of all the most basic details like the interior of the company, putting in much hardwork and effort into it – building her dreams and ideals.

Yoon Eun Hye said in an interview recently, “I did the CI (Corporate Identity) to my company The House Company personally. And also deigned the interior to the company. I did this while having other projects on hand, just taking some of my sleep time to work on it. It is very fun and is something I wanted to do.”

Lee Byung-hun throws party for Hollywood stars

Popseoul reports

Nothing like throwing an off the hook mixer to show your American friends a good time.

Lee Byung-hun personally threw a party at a cafe in Kangnam for the Hollywood stars visiting Korea for the opening screening of “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra“. A few of the Hollywood celebrities that were present include Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Director Stephen Sommers. It has also been reported that a few Korea celebrities, including Han Chae-young, were present at the event as well. Wonder if any of the celebrities hooked up because rumors are that Lee Byung-hun and Sienna Miller were a little close and “touchy, touchy” throughout the night. But unfortunately, we weren’t there so we wouldn’t know. Here’s a few more pictures of the night below.

Why is the host drinking orange juice? It's not a party without alcohol, right?

Sienna Miller has a new BFF

Han Chae-young is so stiff standing between the guys

'Overheard' - Top notch action thriller from the makers of 'Internal Affairs'

Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Cast: Lau Ching Wan, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo, Zhang Jinchu, Alex Fong, Michael Wong

With that star studded cast–led by the always reliable Lau Ching Wan–and direction from the makers of Infernal Affairs, Overheard was a lock to be better than the usual standard Hong Kong crime thrillers. It's great news for audiences and the Hong Kong film industry as a whole that Overheard is a thoroughly engrossing tale that's not only a crime story but a character study.

Johnny Leung (Lau Ching Wan), Gene Yeung (Louis Koo) and Max Lam (Daniel Wu) are three cops assigned by the Criminal Intelligence Bureau to monitor the office of a successful trading company. Under surveillance 24/7, the three are to pick apart any suspicious activity. When Gene and Max pick up details of a boost in company share, they withhelod the information due to greed and invest in the stocks themselves. It isn't long until Johnny realizes this and a dilemma is set: does he do the right thing or does he go along with the plan?

Before we paint Gene and Max as greedy, corrupt cops, the film sheds light into the lives of each cop and through these scenes, we empathise with these characters. Perhaps if we were in their shoes we would have done the same thing.

Of course, with the company backed by a dangerous businessman (Michael Wong), things get ugly for the trio and the predicament snowballs out of control. If there's one gripe with Overheard it's that it lacks a traditional climax. The tension picks up early in the film and it just stays there. But the top notch production values, smart script, witty dialogue (especially by Louis Koo's hilarious character) and the strong acting all around makes up for it.

Overheard opens in cinemas: Hong Kong July 30th

Twilight star Robert Pattinson unwilling to indulge fans' infanticide requests

Our quote of the day comes courtesy of Twilight star Robert Pattinson, who reveals that the world's most urgently required mums' support group would not simply contain those mothers-of-three with the faces of all four Westlife members tattooed upon their backs.

Also dropping by for tea / sympathy / psychiatric evaluation would be a particular type of Edward Cullen-fixated parent. As Robert explains to an interviewer:

"A mother recently gave me her baby and asked me: 'Can you please bite her head?'"

August 4th is Now No Megan Fox Day

If you thought that nobody could get enough of Megan Fox, it's apparently not true. Not only can they get enough of her, they officially have gotten enough of her. After Asylum asked that other testosterone-fueled websites follow their lead and have a Fox-free day, over a dozen websites have jumped on board. Apparently, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

This summer, Fox has graced the cover of six magazines and has been on a pretty much non-stop publicity tour for both "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and the upcoming "Jennifer's Body." Non-stop coverage has been dedicated to whether or not she is or isn't hooking up with Shia LaBeouf (who cares?) and how terrible her relationship is with director Michael Bay (of course it's terrible...she won't stop saying his movies have nothing to do with acting, and he won't just admit that it's true, and move on).

AskMen's editor-in-chief James Bassill told the Daily News, "You can have too much of a good thing. We're joining in the media blackout and giving our readers a one-day reprieve from the woman we've been drowning in all summer."

Doug Sheckler of On205th chimed in, "She needs to do more to earn our undying praise and affection. For instance, she hasn't even returned any of my calls this year asking for a date. What's up with that?" Are you noticing a trend here? Nobody is saying that Fox isn't a super "good thing." They're just saying that they need a day off to think about something - anything - else.

So come August 4th, expect a Fox-free day from many of your favorite manly websites. Of course, come August 5th, it will be back to Fox-drenched business as usual. These men have to take a stand, but not the kind that will last longer than a day...they're not crazy.

Michelle Ye Plays a Couple with Jordan Chan in New Movie

Director Felix Chong and Producer Alan Mak were filming their new movie, ‘Flying Sand Spinning in the Wind’ at Cyberport. The cast includes, Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michelle Ye, Alex Fong, and etc.

Jordan and Michelle (picture above) play a couple in this movie. There are many intimate scenes, including a passionate kiss. Jordan stated, “The first day we were filming, we were already making out and it wasn’t just one time.” He praised Michelle for being a professional actress and that her acting skills were very natural causing no awkwardness.

Jordan Chan and Ekin Cheng

After filming in “Moonlight in Tokyo” and “Lady Cop and Papa Crook” this would be the third time Michelle collaborates with Felix Chong and Alan Mak becoming a favorite for the two directors.

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