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Tagawa Ordered To Pay Up In Domestic Abuse Case

29th July 2008

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star CARY-HIROYUKI TAGAWA has been ordered to hand over $1,000 (GBP500) to a domestic violence support group after pleading guilty to an attack on his ex-girlfriend. The actor appeared at the...

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Geisha Star Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

16th November 2007

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star CARY-HIROYUKI TAGAWA has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after assaulting his girlfriend. Police were called to the Hawaii-based actor's Waikiki, Honolulu home on Wednesday night (14Nov07) after...

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Zhang Warns Gong On Moving To Hollywood

3rd April 2007

HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS director ZHANG ZIYOU has warned his ex-lover and muse GONG LI not to work full time in Hollywood, because it is "too limited" for Chinese actors. Zhang, who has reunited with...

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Yeoh 'Hated Acting'

29th March 2007

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star MICHELLE YEOH was such a devote dancer growing up, she was disgusted when people suggested she become an actress. The Malaysian beauty, 44, began ballet dancing at the age of...

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Grammy Awards Goof On Two Nominations

11th December 2006

Representatives from the Grammy Awards were left red-faced on Saturday (09DEC06) after realising they had made errors regarding two nominees. Movie composer JOHN WILLIAMS earned four Grammy nominations, not five, as organisers originally announced this...

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Cruise Hires Aniston And Pitt's Wedding Planner

31st October 2006

TOM CRUISE has hired the same Hollywood event production company that planned the fairytale nuptials of BRAD PITT and JENNIFER ANISTON to co-ordinate his upcoming wedding to KATIE HOLMES. The celebrity couple are tying the...

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Fascinating Fact 2291

25th October 2006

COLLEEN ATWOOD, the acclaimed costumier who created the designs for movies like MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA and PLANET OF THE APES, helped rockers MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE create their new "death rock SGT PEPPER" drummer-boy look

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Li: 'Farrell Is Lovely - To Everybody'

31st July 2006

Chinese movie beauty GONG LI loves spending time with her MIAMI VICE co-star COLIN FARRELL off-set, but she insists he pays exactly the same amount of attention to the crew as he does to her....

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Farrell Seduces Miami Vice Co-star

30th July 2006

Hollywood actor COLIN FARRELL has been caught romancing his MIAMI VICE co-star GONG LI at the movies's intimate post-premiere party. The Irish star was getting up close and personal with the MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA...

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Oscar Nominee Mako Dies At 72

24th July 2006

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star MAKO has lost his battle with oesophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, California. He was 72. The Asian-American actor, who was Oscar nominated for his portrayal of submissive...

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Ziyi Loves Long Haul Flights

14th July 2006

Chinese actress ZIYI ZHANG hits the skies to relax, because agents and managers can't contact her there. Unlike many Hollywood stars who have a fear of flying, the MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star relishes getting...

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Geisha Girl Was 'Tipsy' On 2046 Set

11th July 2006

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star ZIYI ZHANG was "tipsy" for most of the filming of WONG KAR WAI's movie 2046, because the director terrified her. The Chinese actress admits shooting the acclaimed 2004 movie was...

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Zhang Slams Petty Japanese Censors For Banning Memoirs

11th July 2006

Chinese actress ZIYI ZHANG feels Japanese censors who banned MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA should feel ashamed of their actions. The CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON star was appalled when officials scrapped screenings of the acclaimed ROB...

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Zhang Body Double Demands Film Credit

10th July 2006

A body double who starred in a nude scene for MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star ZIYI ZHANG has demanded her name appear in the credits. The actress, SHAO XIAOSHAN, revealed in her internet blog that...

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The Da Vinci Code Dropped In Minsk

23rd May 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE is no longer being shown in the Belarussian capital Minsk after Christian groups complained the controversial movie is offensive. RON HOWARD's adaptation of DAN BROWN's bestselling novel was only in cinemas...

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Ziyi's Giant Pay Hike

27th April 2006

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI's movie fee has multiplied ten times over the past three years - thanks to roles in blockbusters MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA and HERO. Film-maker HOU YONG, who directed the star in...

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Da Vinci Code Clears Chinese Censors

6th April 2006

The big screen adaptation of THE DA VINCI CODE has been approved by Chinese government censors and will be released in May (06) - coinciding with the film's global release. Studio executives feared the thriller's...

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Oscars Still Unlucky For Sound Man

6th March 2006

Sound engineer KEVIN O'CONNELL remains the unluckiest man in Hollywood after missing out on an Oscar for the 18th time last night (05MAR06). The MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA audio guru hoped to pick up his...

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Clooney And Weisz Among Early Oscar Winners

6th March 2006

Triple nominee GEORGE CLOONEY won the first Academy Award at Sunday's (05MAR06) ceremony, when his role in SYRIANA earned him the accolade for Best Supporting Actor. Pregnant British star RACHEL WEISZ, radiant in black satin,...

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Liu Defends Marshall's Geisha Casting

22nd February 2006

LUCY LIU has attacked criticism of ROB MARSHALL's decision to cast Chinese and Malaysian in Japan-set epic MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, labelling it "anti-racism". The CHARLIE'S ANGELS actress is appalled that the movie has...

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The Things They Say 1380

20th February 2006

"And I must admit I'm disappointed I didn't get nominated for my choreography from MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA." GEORGE CLOONEY jokes about his four nominations at last night's (19FEB06) BAFTAs. He won nothing....

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Xiaoqing Defends Geisha Casting

9th February 2006

Chinese singer/actress LIU XIAOQING is baffled by the furore over the casting of Chinese and Malaysian stars in the Japanese-set film MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. The LITTLE FLOWERS star, 54, was shocked to learn...

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Geisha Officially Banned In China

2nd February 2006

LATEST: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA will not be screened in China indefinitely, despite attempts by the film's distributor to overturn the ban. Chinese film authorities and critics were unimpressed by the casting of homegrown...

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Fun With Dick And Jane Beats Oscar Nominees To UK Box Office Chart

1st February 2006

FUN WITH DICK AND JANE has beat off competition from STEVEN SPIELBERG's Oscar-nominated movie MUNICH to maintain the top spot in the UK box office chart. The JIM CARREY comedy took GBP1.38 million ($2.5...

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Brokeback Mountain Banned In China

27th January 2006

Gay cowboy romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has been banned in mainland China after outraging censors there. The film shocked China's broadcast regulator the State Administration of Radio, Film + Television, as the nation still considers...

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Dick And Jane Tops UK Box Office

25th January 2006

New JIM CARREY comedy FUN WITH DICK AND JANE shot straight to the top of the UK box office last weekend (21+22JAN06). The film took GBP1.9 million ($3.4 million), overtaking horror sequel UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION,...

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