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News Links - 11/22/08

Postby dleedlee » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:59 pm

Kaiju Shakedown
French rocker Johnny Hallyday joins Johnnie To film
http://varietyasiaonline.com/kaijushake ... A-HALLYDAY

Gillian Chung Un-scene
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After an internal preview, one Shanghai line manager assessed the film this way:
Part one - 90pts, part two - 80pts, part three - 70 pts
Zhang Ziyi's role is small
http://ent.qq.com/a/20081121/000063.htm

Ip Man press conference
Donnie Yen
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Lynne Xiong/Lynn Hung
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2008-11/2 ... 395569.htm

"Shu Qi is not a third party," Daniel Wu promised to marry Lisa S
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Shu-Qi-i ... 02253.html

Knight's Star Light" Starring Jimmy Lin, Charlene Choi, Julian Cheung, and Alice Lau,
Charlene Choi's musical appearance, full videos
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Knight-s ... 02245.html

Margie Tsang attends commemoration for James Wong Jim's death 5 years ago
His classic lyrics on calligraphy
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Lai Man-Cheuk, writer Ni Kuang (3rd left), Cutie Miu (2nd right), composer Joseph Koo
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2008-11-22 ... 2204.shtml

Welfare ambassador Anita Yuen in Taiwan
Working on regaining figure since giving birth
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2008-11-22 ... 2305.shtml

Huang Yi
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Director Lu Chuan
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/m/p/2008-11-22 ... 2334.shtml

Charlie Yeung
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2008-11/2 ... 395529.htm

Faye and Zhang Ya Dong’s Dec 20 Concert
Netease reports a strong likelihood that Faye Wong will appear in Zhang Ya Dong’s December 20 concert in Beijing
http://fayewongtoday.wordpress.com/2008 ... 0-concert/

TVB Extravaganza received 8 complaints from the viewers
For wasting food, cross dressing and indeceny
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/TVB-had- ... 02227.html

Celebrity Survey: Public Satisfaction with Gong Li Plummets to Bottom
Behind Edison Chen
http://english.cri.cn/3086/2008/11/22/1321s426232.htm

Olympic Athletes Selected for Top Sports Awards
Guo Jingjing, Lin Chi-Ling
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http://english.cri.cn/3086/2008/11/22/1321s426239.htm
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2008-11-22 ... 2273.shtml
http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2008-11-22 ... 2273.shtml

Current It girl Barbie Hsu's jean ads
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/p/2008-11-22 ... 2215.shtml
The 10 movies you shouldn't watch online
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081121/ap_ ... fRtvYjtBAF

Panda in China zoo bites student who wanted a hug
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081122/ap_ ... AuSuus0NUE

Sexual Education and Family Planning with Chinese Characteristics
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http://benross.net/wordpress/sexual-edu ... 008/11/20/


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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:57 pm

Knight's Star Light" Starring Jimmy Lin, Charlene Choi, Julian Cheung, and Alice Lau,
Charlene Choi's musical appearance, full videos
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Knight-s ... 02245.html


This looks like a good show, but I have to ask, are camera flashes and audience chatter a common part of Chinese stage performances? I'd think that would be a major distraction to the talent. Do that in these parts and you're out without a refund. Then again, I suppose they're used to the glare and the noise in real life, so why no on stage? :lol: (or is the "chattering" built into the soundtrack of the play for context??)
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Postby dleedlee » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:44 pm

but I have to ask, are camera flashes and audience chatter a common part of Chinese stage performances? I'd think that would be a major distraction to the talent


If you can make it in [strike]New York City[/strike] the Mainland, you can make it anywhere! :lol:

I'd venture to say that it's not surprising or unusual. Church weddings are another venue where photography bans seems to be ignored.

Then again, it may not necessarily be a Chinese monopoly, if you've been to your neighborhood movie theatre lately. :shock:
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:33 am

dleedlee wrote:Then again, it may not necessarily be a Chinese monopoly, if you've been to your neighborhood movie theatre lately. :shock:


You ain't kiddin'. :lol:

Speaking as a reasonably regular patron, though, stage shows in this town, including ones with "name" performers, usually command high enough ticket prices that people pipe down and turn off their cameras and phones. Perhaps Julian, Charlene et. al. need to tour their show over here. :D Then again, now that the whole thing's online for free . . .
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Postby ewaffle » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:15 am

The producer from hell. Kim Jong-il and Shin Sang-ok

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2003/apr/04/artsfeatures1
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Postby KMGor » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:40 am

Brian Thibodeau wrote:
dleedlee wrote:Then again, it may not necessarily be a Chinese monopoly, if you've been to your neighborhood movie theatre lately. :shock:


You ain't kiddin'. :lol:

Speaking as a reasonably regular patron, though, stage shows in this town, including ones with "name" performers, usually command high enough ticket prices that people pipe down and turn off their cameras and phones. Perhaps Julian, Charlene et. al. need to tour their show over here. :D Then again, now that the whole thing's online for free . . .


I'm reminded of a couple of things..

As Todd pointed out, cell-phone talkers have been received badly in theaters on Broadway. In the middle of one of his productions, Kevin Spacey turned to a person who answered a cell phone and said, "Tell them you're busy." Actor Laurence Fishburne, in the middle of a performance, yelled to a member of the audience, "Turn your fucking phone off!"


http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2002/08/54608

I'd find it difficult to not start cracking skulls if I was watching a play and people started talking on the phone and loudly to each other, and taking lots of pictures.
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