HKMDB Daily News

April 8, 2009

April 8, 2009

Tina Ti Na and daugther

Tina Ti Na
64 year-old Tina Ti Na is reportedly seriously ill (with cancer?)

But her assistant and son* has denied this. Ti Na had earlier checked into a cancer ward in a private hospital for two weeks.
[*Note: Her son was actually Ti Na's daughter and had a sex change operation 14 years ago]

Jackie Chan goes big on ‘Soldier’
Actor unveils details of his $25 million pic
Jackie Chan veers back to comedy in China
Period actioner follows gritty gang film ‘Shinjuku Incident’

Variety: Romantic Island (South Korea)
Three separate holiday affairs, tenuously connected by their shared destination, are cruisy and bright, though rarely surprising, in the entertaining South Korean criss-crosser “Romantic Island.”

Doomed to Love You poster

Opens April 10

Hu Jun
Hu Jun shaves his head for Bodyguards and Assassins

Carrie Ng
Maria Chan Chai-Ping, Carrie Ng
Carrie Ng returns to movies in a French film, Red Night, now shooting in Hong Kong

She dropped 15kg in weight down to 50kg to make the film.
The film also costars Law Kar-ying and Stephen Huynh and features Cantonese opera.
Stephen Huynh Plays Opera Star in New French Film
Stephen Huynh, Carrie NgLaw Kar-Ying

Zhang Jingchu
Nick Cheung
Red River Beijing preview

Barbie Hsu
Barbie Hsu in Wong Jing’s Forbidden City Cop: Smart Dog (or 009)

Dante Lam, Edison, Richie Jen
The Sniper - Down time in the hotel, drinking, dining and signing autographs - photos

Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing secretly shooting a film in Shanghai (’East Wind, Rain’)
Trailer, photo gallery

Liu Yun-Long directs and acts the lead.
Cinematography by Arthur Wong, art direction by Yi Zhenzhou
It looks a lot like Lust, Caution. She plays a KMT spy

Tony Leung Kar-Fai, Anthony Wong
I Corrupt All Cops

Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing for diamond brand

The article makes a comment about her flabby arms in an otherwise perfect form. :)
Fan BingbingFan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing magazine spread - photo gallery

Francis Ng and wife
I spy: Back in Hong Kong, Francis Ng takes his wife on a shopping spree.

Francis waited in the car while his wife and a friend went shopping in the hard to park Causeway Bay area. He scurried to his wife’s aid when she came out laden with bags. ;)

Trial: Edison driver tells of 3-hour laptop lapse

Actor Kal Penn (’Kumar’) joins White House team

Film and TV stars, including Jet Li, Zhou Xun and Li Bingbing, were honored at the 2nd Performance Grand Ceremony of Beijing on April 7.

Controversial Release of Eileen Chang Novel

Fast and Furious? Fuggetaboutit! F1 shanzhai style!
F1 racing car made from scrap


  1. My thoughts go out to Ti Na. Hope she gets the care she needs. I’d read about her son before. Ti Na is obviously very supportive of him.

    Glad to hear about Carrie Ng’s return. She’s still smokin’ hot!

    Keep us updated if you hear more about the movie. Law Kar-ying is also one of my favorite actors. BTW, do you know if Carrie Ng has any kind of opera background or training. I’ve always wondered because of her role in C’est La Vie Mon Cheri

    Comment by duriandave — April 8, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

  2. Thanks for the update on more Francis Ng damage control! How many times can he trot out his wife & kid to show he’s a happily married man? Sorry for the cynicism but it seems awfully calculated to me. That said, I do hope it works because one of the greatest pleasures in my life is watching Francis Ng act on the screen and I’d hate to see his career flounder, for whatever reason. Luckily Edison Chen is providing a much better distraction for the HK press & public so hopefully Francis will get a pass.

    crossposted at

    Comment by valerie soe — April 8, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

  3. [...] Thanks to the hkmdb for more Francis Ng damage control. How many times can he trot out his wife & kid to show [...]

    Pingback by 10,000 maniacs + gratuitous Francis Ng pix « beyondasiaphilia — April 8, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

  4. Glad to hear about Carrie Ng’s return. She’s still smokin’ hot!

    I second that!

    I’ve added an additional link and some more photos. The article says Stephen Hyunh will sing four songs. Not clear what Carrie’s role is but it didn’t sound opera-related, something like ‘a beautiful, rich and talented woman addicted to drugs’(?)

    Law Kar-Ying: I always think of him in Far From Home a sentimental mainland film where he plays a cranky owner of restaurant that’s also home to young itinerant workers with dreams.

    Comment by dleedlee — April 8, 2009 @ 1:47 pm

  5. I never heard of Far From Home. Sounds good!

    For me, I always think of him as the producer in Viva Erotica and the transgender mother in Kitchen.

    Comment by duriandave — April 8, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress