Has Liu Ye Bulked Up?

Liu Ye, perhaps the most talented young actor in China to date, who first broke onto the scene playing a young gay Adonis in the film Lan Yu and hassince been constantly reinventing himself with a diverse range of roles from maligned foreign exchange students to psychopathic kinappers, stars in a new movie, The Underdog Knight for which he seemingly gained some weight. Muscle weight. He plays someone in the army who had an accident, and was afterwards mentally impaired causing him to go around fighting. It was screened at the Pusan Film Festival to which it received warm reviews.

Gymnast Zou Kai to auction off Gold Medal for Sichuan

I’m an idiot and didn’t realize the previously mentioned auction charity event the Olympians were at was for Sichuan school reconstruction, but it was. Twenty-three atheletes including the previously aforementioned Guo Jingjing and Zou Kai were there.

Chinese gymnast Zou Kai originally decided to auction one of his three Olympic gold medals at the party. But he changed his mind and will auction off it later in Hong Kong, along with teammate Yang Wei’s silver medal. I know he bagged like three, but still. WOW. I’m impressed.

The 23 Olympic gold medalists who attended the auction raised a total of 19.18 million yuan for the earthquake victims.

Behind the cut is the full article detailing what other charitable shenanigans went on there. Lin Dan should have kept his shoes to auction instead of throwing them to the crowd.

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Planned: 50-episode New Bruce Lee Biopic

China’s official China Central Television plans to make an exhaustive 50 million Chinese yuan (US$7.3 million) biography, “The Legend of Bruce Lee” — the country’s first movie or TV series on the actor, according to producer Yu Shengli.

HK actor Danny Chan of Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer is playing Bruce Lee

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Fahrenheit Supports Wu Zun’s New Movie

They were at the Taiwan premiere of the movie, and got to watch Wu Zun feed Charlene. Calvin, as you can see, may have realized his hair is simply not acceptable in public and has begun wearing a hat.

Also the article I found this from had a very interesting comment, paraphrased here: “Recently in Taiwan there’s been a trend relating stripping to good ratings, and all want to see Zun strip however Zun firmly stated that he will not strip, and does not wish to follow this trend.”

I’m sure Charlene would look a lot happier in this publicity still if you had actually meant that.

Chen Kun’s Box Office Power

Painted Skin’s ten day mainland total box office reached 143 million yuan (21 million USD!!!). This follow’s Chen Kun “Playboy Cops” and the movie “The Knot” whose ten day box office box office total was 26 million yuan (4 million), another historical breakthrough. These show Chen Kun’s enormous box office draw.

Meanwhile, Chen Kun will return to television, in a challenging role that will require him to play one character from 18 years old to 90 years-old. Painted Skin, will be opening in Hong Kong this week, where it will be sure to draw impressive numbers, despite going up against Butterfly lovers, starring the extremely attractive cast of Wu Chun, Charlene Choi and Hu Ge.

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PIctures from Officiel’s shoot with Painted Skin cast members Chen Kun and Zhou Xun.

Zhang Ziyi’s New Flick

Zhang Ziyi who’s latest film, Mei Lang Fan is just wrapping up is apparently going to be a new film called “Sophie’s Revenge”, this time taking producing as well as acting. The film is going to be helmed by and “up and coming” Chinese director.

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