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News Links - 2/24/09

Postby dleedlee » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:26 pm

Oscar Night partying - Vivi Nevo and Zhang Ziyi
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/p/2009-02-23/16362388092.shtml

Jackie Chan Not a Hero in New Film
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"The Shinjuku Incident", starring Jackie Chan, will be premiered as the opening for the upcoming annual Hong Kong International Film Festival.
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/02/24/1722s457491.htm

Chow Yun-Fat sought plastic surgery to retain good looks
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/xin/20090224/t ... 1b9bc.html

Gillian Chung heeds White Dragon King's advice in solo comeback
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/xin/20090224/t ... 1b9bc.html

'Be My Guest' stage version considering to invite Gillian Chung as guest
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/-Be-My-G ... 30127.html

Yeoh says 'Slumdog' critics should lighten up
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadi ... 3Q6ziU979g
Michelle Yeoh says China's Oscar day to come
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/ar ... ZT91TnM3-w

Vivian Chow - loose clothing sparks pregnancy speculations
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http://ent.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show. ... 628/1.html

Film star had deleted sex photos from computer, court told
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ ... y/National
Edison Chen Testifies in Canada
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/02/24/1221s457417.htm
Edison appears in court to testify for sex photo scandal case
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/xin/20090224/t ... 1b9bc.html

Chinese film star Edison Chen appears in B.C. courtroom in sex scandal case
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http://ent.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show. ... 504/1.html
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/2 ... 881684.htm

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadi ... KSyCHfzYbQ
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009 ... andal.html
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Canadian police rescue kidnapped Chinese student
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009- ... 856226.htm
Chinese family of teen didn't think Canadian cops would care
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDi ... ?e=1446149
Parents overjoyed by kidnapped teen's rescue
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ ... y/National
Statement by Vancouver police deputy chief Doug Lepard
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Statem ... story.html
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby beyond asiaphilia » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:05 pm

Chow Yun-Fat sought plastic surgery to retain good looks
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/xin/20090224/t ... 1b9bc.html

Chow is so cool to talk openly about this! Proving that he's a classy guy once again. I should add that the plastic surgery worked--he's still remarkably hot for a guy in his fifties. :P I bet Andy Lau's had a little bit of work done, too.
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby Brian Thibodeau » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:09 pm

Film star had deleted sex photos from computer, court told
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ ... y/National


Mr. Chen was surrounded by several husky men from a private security firm as he walked through the courthouse. His assistants told the media he would not be available for a news conference or interviews. As his motorcade of two cars was rushing out of the courthouse parking lot, bodyguards knocked two reporters to the ground and pushed a Globe and Mail photographer into a police cruiser.


Not that this is exactly uncommon treatment of today's overzealous media sluggos, but I'm sure it will only bolster Chen's "cred' in certain circles. Of course, if he was late for his appearance at a Burgerama opening across town, then I could understand it . . . :)
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby dleedlee » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:55 pm

beyond asiaphilia wrote:Chow Yun-Fat sought plastic surgery to retain good looks
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/xin/20090224/t ... 1b9bc.html

Chow is so cool to talk openly about this! Proving that he's a classy guy once again. I should add that the plastic surgery worked--he's still remarkably hot for a guy in his fifties. :P I bet Andy Lau's had a little bit of work done, too.


Yeah, I was really surprised to read this, though I guess I shouldn't have been. No doubt, the list would be loooong.

"I never showed them and never intended for anyone to see them," he said. "Those were all very private matters and never intended to be seen by anyone but myself. ... no one should have this but me."


Sounds like more spin to me. Didn't he reportedly show these pics to his boyz?

I'm determined to protect their innocence.


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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby beyond asiaphilia » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:12 pm

dleedlee wrote:
beyond asiaphilia wrote:Chow Yun-Fat sought plastic surgery to retain good looks
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/xin/20090224/t ... 1b9bc.html

Chow is so cool to talk openly about this! Proving that he's a classy guy once again. I should add that the plastic surgery worked--he's still remarkably hot for a guy in his fifties. :P I bet Andy Lau's had a little bit of work done, too.


Yeah, I was really surprised to read this, though I guess I shouldn't have been. No doubt, the list would be loooong.

Let's start one! Andy Lau, Stephen Chow, Francis Ng, Tony Leung Ka-Fei--who else wants to blindly speculate? Or we could do the women, too--Maggie Cheung, Michelle, Yeoh, Carina Lau--

Or is this too gossipy?
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby dleedlee » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:31 pm

Or is this too gossipy?


"When he kicks high, I kick low" :oops:

One of my big disappointments is Carol Dodo Cheng Yu-Ling, a longtime CYF TVB partner

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Anymore, she seems heavily made up and surgically altered a la Michael Jackson :cry:
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If you grow old, you should look old! (Note, to self!)

This article reports on her acid skin peel :cry:
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http://ent.sina.com.cn/s/h/2007-06-12/07391593055.shtml

A short list, by body parts:
Boobs
http://jaynestars.com/index.php?name=Ne ... cle&sid=81
Nose
http://jaynestars.com/index.php?name=Ne ... le&sid=252
Eyes
http://jaynestars.com/index.php?name=Ne ... cle&sid=64
Etc
http://jaynestars.com/index.php?name=Ne ... le&sid=568
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby duriandave » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:14 pm

This article reports on her acid skin peel

:shock: Stop it, Dennis! You're scaring me.

Honestly, I just don't get the quest for perfection. As for me, I'm a big lover of pungent or imperfect beauty. But what do I know, I think...

Tang Bik-wan's eyes are sexy
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/image_detail.mhtml?id=1767&image_id=16353&display_set=eng

Fung Fung is actually kind of handsome
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/image_detail.mhtml?id=1285&image_id=50270&display_set=eng

And then there's my favorite "ugly duckling" Sandra Ng, who I hope never gets an ear reduction!
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/image_detail.mhtml?id=7078&image_id=41400&display_set=eng
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby duriandave » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:34 pm

Or how about the surprisingly beautiful Yung Yuk-yi...
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/image_detail.mhtml?id=667&image_id=64463&display_set=eng

who later in her career would seem to delight in playing hideous women!
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby Brian Thibodeau » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:21 pm

Wow. Those skin peel shots are a treat, aren't they? :? It's like she temporarily became Caucasian! I'm with Dave: I don't really see the point since most of these people were obviously beautiful and/or talented enough to land gigs in the first place, but then again, these industries the world over do attract a certain type . . . vain, insecure, self-conscious . . .


beyond asiaphilia wrote:Or is this too gossipy?


I miss the gossipy days. :lol:
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby beyond asiaphilia » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:26 pm

dleedlee wrote:
"When he kicks high, I kick low" :oops:



I forgot that Sing Lung has admitted to eyelid surgery in his younger days--any augmentations since then? His face is pretty weathered at this point so he can't be the worst offender.

Can I add Louis Koo to my unfounded speculation list? His ears were pretty batlike in Bullets Over Summer but they seem to have been pinned since then. No word on that tan, though.


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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby dleedlee » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:13 pm

beyond asiaphilia wrote:
dleedlee wrote:
"When he kicks high, I kick low" :oops:



I forgot that Sing Lung has admitted to eyelid surgery in his younger days--any augmentations since then? His face is pretty weathered at this point so he can't be the worst offender.

Can I add Louis Koo to my unfounded speculation list? His ears were pretty batlike in Bullets Over Summer but they seem to have been pinned since then. No word on that tan, though.


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Louis Koo's tan scares me.
Never saw any floppy ears on him, except this one:
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Tang Bik-wan's eyes are sexy

Yeah, something about them always beguiled me. Sort of reminds of Jayne (or is it Audrey, or both?) Meadows.
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby beyond asiaphilia » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:39 pm

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Here's the best I can do re: Louis Koo's ears circa 1999. It's a still from Bullets Over Summer.

I tried to find a more recent one for comparison's sake but he seems to not take pictures from the full front angle anymore. He's also got better and move expensive haircuts now--the better to hide his prominent ears?

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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby Brian Thibodeau » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:48 pm

beyond asiaphilia wrote:Here's the best I can do re: Louis Koo's ears circa 1999. It's a still from Bullets Over Summer.

I tried to find a more recent one for comparison's sake but he seems to not take pictures from the full front angle anymore. He's also got better and move expensive haircuts now--the better to hide his prominent ears?

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Our own gallery for Koo has more shots as well.
http://hkmdb.com/db/people/images.mhtml ... ay_set=eng
I'm not convinced he's had ear work done. I think you may be right about the hairstyle drawing attention away from them, or perhaps his face has filled out a bit with age?
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby dleedlee » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:06 pm

Here's the best I can do re: Louis Koo's ears circa 1999. It's a still from Bullets Over Summer.


That doesn't look too bad. I've seen worse. I looked at early TVB-era photos but he had longer period styled hair, maybe he _was_ hiding them.
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Re: News Links - 2/24/09

Postby beyond asiaphilia » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:38 pm

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Okay, I'm rescinding my accusation against Louis Koo and his ears. I watched "Throwdown" last night & it's definitely the haircut that's keeping his ears hidden. It's a really good haircut--not only does it cleverly conceal his ears but it makes his face a better shape, too. Still way too tan, though.

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