China Denies Ha Jung Woo Visa and Scuttles C-movie Filming with Zhang Zi Yi

Oh dang, clearly being super famous and critically acclaimed isn’t enough to gain a reprieve or special dispensation from the ongoing Chinese ban on Hallyu. Upcoming Chinese thriller movie Sheer Cliff was set to start filming starring Zhang Zi Yi paired with K-actor Ha Jung Woo and now the movie is a no go. At least a no go for now unless and until Zhang Zi Yi recasts her male lead, or films the movie entirely outside of China which will be hard to do since the movie is about the search for a Qin dynasty mask with immortal grass. Both Zhang Zi Yi and Ha Jung Woo are movie star top dogs in their own countries and wield quite a lot of clout but that’s not enough for Ha Jung Woo to overcome the ban as his agency stated that Ha Jung Woo was denied a travel and work visa by the Chinese government this week and cannot go to China to film the movie. Double bummer all around. Continue reading

Top Chinese and Taiwanese Actresses When They were 18 Years Old

A post has been recently making the rounds that collects the way back when pictures of the top Chinese and Taiwanese actresses from their earliest entertainment days. For this group it’s a journey of one to two decades of star … Continue reading

Vogue China Features the Ten Top Chinese Female Stars for 10th Anniversary Edition

Those wondering who China’s top female entertainers are need look no further than the upcoming September issue of Vogue China celebrating its 10th anniversary edition. The ten ladies to grace the cover and pages of the Chinese edition of top … Continue reading

Acclaimed C-actor Chen Jian Bin Nets Triple Win at Star-studded 2014 Golden Horse Awards

The 51st Golden Horse Awards took place last night in Taipei to celebrate the best of film in Greater China for 2014. It was an unprecedented triple win for Chinese actor-director Chen Jian Bin (who walked the red carpet in … Continue reading

Winners and Star-studded Red Carpet at the 50th Anniversary Golden Horse Awards in Taipei

Two major Asian film awards took place this weekend, there was the Blue Dragon Film Awards celebrating Korean cinema held in Seoul, and further South in Taipei the annual Golden Horse Film Awards feted the Chinese-language movies of 2013. It … Continue reading