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Chinese female director scoops top Asian film prize
The only woman director taking part in this year's Asian Film Festival at the French seaside resort of Deauville won the event's top award, the coveted Lotus D'Or.China's Li Yu, 32, won the prize for "Dam Street".
‘Pimp,’ Parton among contenders for best song Oscar
The song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” by the group Three 6 Mafia would seem to have little in common with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John.
Image Awards Honor Jamie Foxx for Music
Jamie Foxx's quest for musical stardom got a boost Saturday at the 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards, where the Oscar-winning actor was picked as best male musical artist.
"Heart" skips off with Lumiere wins
Jacques Audiard's "De battre mon coeur s'est arrete" (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) continued its winning streak Tuesday, waltzing off with the prize for best French film of 2005 at the 11th annual Lumiere Awards.
Chinese director Chen Kaige calls parody of new movie immoral
The famed Chinese director Chen Kaige has denounced an online parody of his latest epic "The Promise" as immoral and instructed his lawyer to look into the matter.
Film, TV actors take the mic on "Unexpected Dreams"
Hollywood lovebirds Tom Cruise and Actress Scarlett Johansson, "Moulin Rouge" star Ewan McGregor and "Desperate Housewives" principal Teri Hatcher are among the actors who will put their own spin on famous tunes on "Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars."
Cruise-Holmes Valentine's breakup report denied
Hollywood lovebirds Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes remain engaged to be married and are proceeding with wedding plans, his publicist said on Tuesday, denying a Valentine's Day report to the contrary.
Romantic comedies to debut on Valentine's Day
Three domestically produced romantic comedies will open in Shanghai on Valentine's Day, which has become a busy day at the box office for local movie theaters.
Oprah wins 5th straight US favorite TV personality
As we've done at the end of each year since 1993, The Harris Poll(R) has asked U.S. adults to name their favorite TV personalities. For the fifth consecutive year, Oprah Winfrey captures the number-one position.
"Crash," "Brokeback" win top screenwriting awards
Hollywood's screenwriters gave their two top film awards to race drama "Crash" and gay romance "Brokeback Mountain" on Saturday, setting up a showdown between the two message movies for the best movie Oscar.
Jackson's veiled attempt at shopping in Bahrain
Pop star Michael Jackson was spotted shopping in a Bahrain mall on Wednesday, hiding his face behind a veil and donning a black robe traditionally worn by women in the Gulf.
Chinese Little Red Flowers world premieres at Sundance
Stars and heads of state mingled as the Sundance Film Festival opened its Salt Lake City screenings Friday night with a gala.
Leung Chiu-wai to Star as Mei Lanfang
The legendary story of late Beijing opera master Mei Lanfang has long been of interest to many established directors.
Cellist Yo Yo Ma to be UN peace envoy
Cellist Yo Yo Ma will soon become a UN peace envoy but actor Brad Pitt is not yet on the list to get the same honour as his Oscar-winning friend Angelina Jolie.
Jolie expecting a baby with Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie is expecting a baby this summer with Brad Pitt, finally affirming the long-presumed relationship previously only glimpsed on African beaches and in paparazzi snapshots.
Britney Spears tops 'Worst Dressed' list
Britney Spears topped Mr. Blackwell's 46th annual "Worst Dressed" list for wearing clothes that he said made her look like an "over-the-hill Lolita."
100 good films selected for centennial
A hundred outstanding Chinese films have been selected in memory of the Chinese film centennial, a jury announced in Beijing on December 27.
Character actor Vincent Schiavelli dies
Vincent Schiavelli, the droopy-eyed character actor who appeared in scores of movies, including "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Ghost," died Monday at his home in Sicily. He was 57.
Elton John to tie the knot with partner
Rock star Elton John is tying the knot with longtime partner David Furnish Wednesday, in a civil union ceremony seen as a watershed in the struggle for gay rights - and as the party of the season by celebrity-spotters.
'Desperate Housewives' to air in China
Desperate Housewives may play in Peoria and Australia but will it be a hit in China?
Pavarotti to have farewell concert in Beijing
The 70-year-old tenor Lusiano Pavarotti told reporters in Beijing Thursday that he would show his talent as "King of Hi-C" at the farewell concert in Beijing Capital Gymnasium on Dec. 10.
Perhaps Love premieres in Beijing
One of the high profile Chinese films of the year, Hong Kong director Peter Chan's "Perhaps Love," will premiere in Beijing on Wednesday.
Lee Young-ae wins best actress
South Korean film star Lee Young-ae on Tuesday won the best actress award at the 26th Blue Dragon Film Awards for her leading role in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.
Hollywood Geisha premieres in Japan
A dream team of movie stars from China and Japan gathered in Tokyo on Monday to promote Memoirs of a Geisha the first big-budget Hollywood romance to feature an almost entirely Asian cast.
Chan exhorts Asia not to lose its culture
Action star Jackie Chan has a message for Asia's film industry: Unite against American movies or risk losing your culture.
"Perhaps Love" tops NY Film Awards
Chinese blockbuster "Perhaps Love" was named Best Foreign Film at the Queen Film Festival in New York last week beating out five other nominees.
Stefanie Sun rumored leaving warner
Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun may leave Warner Bros. Records for EMI Taiwan after her contract with Warner expires next year, according to Taiwanese newspapers.
Rain to hold concert in Guangzhou on Valentine's Day
According to a representative from the Guangdong Cultural Centre, Rain will be holding his concert in Guangzhou during Valentine's Day.
Louis Vuitton opens flagship shop in Beijing
French luxury-goods maker, Louis Vuitton (LV), opened its second store at China's World Trade Center in Beijing, Friday, featuring a new collection of merchandise.
Faye Wong's 2nd baby costs HK$400,000
Thirty-six year old singer and actress Faye Wong is ensuring a smooth delivery for her second child by spending 5 nights at a private Beijing hospital for a whopping HK $400,000.
Mayday is China's U2 and Beatles
Taiwan boy band Mayday has broken records after staging a concert on the world's highest building in Taipei.
TV drama Phantom Lover hits screens
Lover, starring Chinese mainland actor Huang Lei, Taiwan stars Barbie Hsu and Peter Ho will hit BTV-4 on Friday.
Jackie Chan, Hoffman Join 'Kung Fu Panda'
Chinese starlet Zhang Ziyi has been elected as one of the 100 most outstanding film actors at the centennial anniversary of the Chinese movie.
Zhang Ziyi elected among 100 outstanding Chinese movie stars
Chinese starlet Zhang Ziyi has been elected as one of the 100 most outstanding film actors at the centennial anniversary of the Chinese movie.
Bae Yong Joon comes to Beijing with "April Snow"
South Korean screen heartthrob Bae Yong Joon attended a special premiere of his and director Hur Jin-Ho's latest film "April Snow" at Beijing Exhibition Hall Saturday afternoon.
Taiwan boy band F4 to reunite?
The popular Taiwanese boy band F4 hopes to reunite for an album and a concert in Hong Kong next year, one of its members, Vanness Wu, said Monday.
Andy Lau, Ge You to cooperate
Hong Kong heartthrob Andy Lau and Chinese actor Ge You will collaborate on a new movie based on the historical novel "Romance of the Three Kingdoms," the film's director said Wednesday.
Rene Liu to stage Beijing concert
Taiwan actress and singer Rene Liu will deliver a Beijing concert at Capital Gymnasium on December 24th, following her acclaimed Shanghai debut in March.
Leon Lai at 6th Winter Asian Games press conferencee
Leon was in Beijing to attend the ceremony press conference of the 6th Winter Asian Games on Tuesday.
Cui Jian's maiden film
After dozens of years in the rock scene, Chinese rock icon Cui Jian is planning to made his own film.
George Clooney in London dustup
George Clooney, in London to promote his new movie Good Night, and Good Luck, apparently had a bad night and bad luck outside a London restaurant, where he got into a scuffle early Friday morning.
Faye Wong's pregnancy confirmed
The long-time speculation on Asian pop diva Faye Wong's pregnancy has been confirmed by her Hong Kong agent Katie Chan, according to Sina.com, one of China’s biggest and most popular Web sites.
Proposal at Mayday Beijing concert
Taiwan top rock pop band Mayday brought their "Final Home" concert tour to Beijing's Worker's Gymnasium Saturday night.
Lee Young Ae to star in HK drama
The 24-episode Hong Kong TV drama "The Three Years and Eight Months" about the war of Chinese resistance against Japanese invaders from 1937 to 1945 will start shooting at the second half of this month.
Lin Chih-ling plans charitable fund
In her first public appearance in more than three months, Taiwan model Lin Chi-ling told a packed Taipei press conference Monday she was considering establishing a charitable foundation "to pay back society" for all it has given her.
Jay nominated best new actor
Jay Chou, who was involved in the movie "Initial D", was nominated in 42nd Golden Horse Award "Best New Actor" and "Best Original Movie Title Song" and he was very pleased with it.
Ba Jin's "Cold Night" a new TV drama
The late Chinese writer Ba Jin's last novel "Cold Night" is headed for the TV screen for the one year anniversary of Ba Jin's death.
Zhang Liangying joins Huayi, Huayou
Widely acknowledged as the Super Girl with the most talent, Zhang Liangying finally signed with two of the leading Chinese labels, Huayi Brothers and Huayou Century, who pledged to forge Zhang into a super star in the domestic movie and music scenes.
Leon Lee back in Beijing for New Year's eve
Hong Kong singer, Leon Lee, is to return to the Beijing stage after a 13 year absence.
Taihe Rye record signs super girl champion
Super Girl has been a phenomenon. As the champion of this year's super girl contest, Li Yuchun, known for her tomboy appearance, hot performing style and large number of fans, is definitely the center of the phenomenon.
Vivian Chow in concert Oct. 2006
Singers that ruled during the 80s are making a huge comeback, such as Sandy Lam, Shirley Kwan, Grasshoppers and even the virgin-like Vivian Chow who is taking the Hong Kong Coliseum stage once again.
'Dream come true' with director Zhang Yimou
Chinese director Zhang Yimou was in his late 20s when he saw Ken Takakura take on Japanese mobsters on the big screen, a performance that helped inspire him to quit his cotton factory job and join film school.
Cherie Chung returns
After being away from showbiz for 14 years, Hong Kong sex symbol Cherie Chung is back. But this time, the beauty has moved out of the silver screen and into the kitchen.
Carina Lau hints at marriage
At a recent Longines promotion in Shanghai, Hong Kong actress Carina Lau appeared sporting a big diamond ring and admitted that it was given by her long-time lover, Tony Leung.
A "Huge Rain Storm" coming to Beijing
Rain, who is presented as Asia's Star, is landing on Mainland China after going through Japan, Hong Kong and Taipei.
Zhang Liangying hits HK limelight
The second runner-up of the national "Super Girl" singing competition, Zhang Liangying became the first "Super Girl" to visit Hong Kong.
Chan nominated for 25th Golden Rooster
Hong Kong star Jackie Chan has been nominated as one of the five candidates of the Best Actor of the 25th China Golden Rooster, professional film prizes in China.
Jay invited Zhou Xun to shoot MV
Jay Chow will invited Chinese actress Zhou Xun to shoot his latest song's MVof the new album 'November's Chopin', which will be release in the 1st of November.
Leonardo DiCaprio to play diamond smuggler in Africa
"Titanic" and "Aviator" star Leonardo DiCaprio is to shift from heroism to criminalism in his next movie role as a diamond smuggler in Africa, the entertainment press said.
Angelina Jolie receives humanitarian award
Angelina Jolie has accepted an award for her humanitarian work as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency.
Rene Liu plans 2nd round China tour
Taiwan pop singer Rene Liu will kick off the second round of her China tour "Sleepless Princess" on November 18th.
"Dreaming China" pushes another round in Chinese star-making stream
The final of the high-profile Chinese singing contest "Dreaming China" successfully concluded in Beijing, airing live on CCTV2 on Monday night.
Talk to director Zhang Yang
Chinese director Zhang Yang will team up with lead actors Sun Haiying and Chen Chong to meet an audience on Wednesday afternoon at the China Youth Theater to promote his latest film Sunflower.
Super girls stage Beijing leg of China tour
This year's super girl winners Li Yuchun, Zhou Bichang and Zhang Liangying, and other contestants from the Chinese hottest star-making singing contest, jointly held a Beijing concert on Sunday night at the Worker's Stadium.
Album of Moment In Peking hits market
The soundtrack album for this year's upcoming heavy-weight TV drama "Moment In Peking" will be released on Monday in China.
Zhang Liangying invites Liu Xiang to concert
Zhang Liangying, whose fame has grown as third-place finisher in the nation's televised "Super Girl" singing contest, had hoped that Olympic Gold medal hurdler Liu Xiang might attend the Super Girls' concert in Shanghai.
I'll never die -- or kiss, says Jackie Chan
Action hero Jackie Chan, famous for playing good guys, said he is forbidden to ever die on screen -- nor even share a screen kiss.
Super Girl is Time magazine hero
"Super Girl" winner Li Yuchun, with her tomboy-style hair and a shy smile, appears on the cover of the latest edition of Time Asia Magazine, issued on Monday, as one of the 25 Asia Heroes of 2005.
The Promise, Perhaps Love and the Wayward Cloud to make Oscar bid
Chen Kaige's mega budget fantasy epic The Promise , Peter Chan's musical Perhaps Love and Tsai Ming-Liang's erotic musical The Wayward Cloud will represent China to bid for the Best Foreign Language Film at upcming Oscar.
"The Myth" takes 26.5 million at weekend box office
Hong Kong action star, Jackie Chan's "The Myth" topped last weekend box office, taking in 26.5 million yuan across the nation on its debut weekend.
Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher wed
Actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher were married on Saturday, capping their celebrated two-year-long older woman, younger man relationship, two celebrity magazines reported on Sunday.
"Everlasting Regret" debuts in HK
Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan's "Everlasting Regret" made its debut in Hong Kong on Tuesday, with a galaxy of celebrities attending the premiere.
"Super Voice Girl" Zhang Hanyun to star in a movie
Last year's "Super Voice Girl"Zhang Hanyun plans to shoot a movie at the end of this year, which is especially tailored for her.
Jackie Chan "The Myth" premiers at Great Hall of the People
Jackie Chan's latest martial arts blockbuster The Myth held a grand premiere ceremony on Tuesday evening at Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Emmys draw biggest audience in three years
Maybe it was the promise of seeing those "Desperate Housewives" tussle over the best-acting trophy or watching "Lost" find Emmy gold — the awards ceremony drew its biggest audience in three years.
S.Korean star "Rain" to hold Beijing concert
South Korean star Rain, famous for TV drama "Full House", is slated to hold his first concert in Beijing on October 22nd at the Worker's Stadium.
French Sophie Marceau attends Beijing film premiere
French superstar Sophie Marceau attended China's premiere of "Anthony Zimmer," a French blockbuster she starred in, in Beijing on Thursday.
Jackie Chan announces retirement
Farewell, Police Story. Goodbye, Rush Hour. Jackie Chan, the king of the Hong Kong film industry, has announced his retirement from acting.
Long-delayed "Proof" hits theaters right on time
When a film's release gets delayed, it usually spells trouble in Hollywood, especially in Oscar season.
Madonna well enough to travel with husband to Toronto
Broken bones could not keep US pop diva Madonna from travelling to Toronto to support her husband, director Guy Ritchie, in his quest for a distributor for his latest film "Revolver," he said.
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