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Ziyi Joins Cannes Jury

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI has agreed to be a judge at this year's (06) coveted Cannes Film Festival in the south of France. The MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star, who found fame after her performance...

Liu Defends Marshall's Geisha Casting

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...

Xiaoqing Defends Geisha Casting

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...

Alba Tops New Playboy Sex List

Actress JESSICA ALBA has topped a new list of sexy stars, which has earned her a Playboy magazine cover. The SIN CITY beauty joins the likes of JAMIE PRESSLY, JENNY McCARTHY, HALLE BERRY, PAMELA...

Geisha Officially Banned In China

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...

Brokeback Mountain Banned In China

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...

China Bans Memoirs Of A Geisha

New movie MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA has been banned in China amid fears it will encourage widespread anti-Japanese ideologies. The casting of Chinese actresses ZHANG ZIYI and GONG LI in the Japanese drama has...

China Delays Memoirs Of A Geisha Release Over Sex Scene

Chinese censors have delayed the release of MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA for the second time because of concerns over a sex scene. The movie was originally set to debut in Beijing on 9 January...

Ziyi: 'Eminem Was My English Teacher'

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star ZIYI ZHANG's method of learning English nearly landed her in trouble, as she picked up the language by listening to and repeating obscene EMINEM lyrics. The Chinese screen beauty...

Zhang's Straight-talking Success

ZIYI ZHANG's audition for MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA was surprisingly straight-forward - she simply told STEVEN SPIELBERG to hire her. The Chinese screen star knew no English when she attended the casting, but her...

Zhang Ziyi's High-flying Ambition

Chinese star ZHANG ZIYI dreamed of being an air hostess when she was younger - because they represent everything she longs to be. The HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS star fell into acting later, when...

Geisha Director Defends Casting

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA director ROB MARSHALL has defended his decision to cast Chinese actors in place of Japanese ones - insisting they were employed for their talent, not where they come from. The...

Marshall Terrified Of Offending Book Fans

Hollywood movie-maker ROB MARSHALL is terrified fans of MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA will be disappointed by his big screen adaptation of ARTHUR GOLDEN's best-selling novel. The CHICAGO director's version of the 1998 book hit...

Zhang Hates Hollywood Parties

Chinese movie pin-up ZIYI ZHANG hates Hollywood premieres and parties because they're all about boozing and backstabbing. The CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON star is preparing for an onslaught of pre-Christmas (05) industry parties surrounding...

Zhang Lost In Translation During Airport Nightmare

Chinese movie star ZIYI ZHANG made a pact to learn English after she was forced to follow a man to a toilet in an airport when her flight from Los Angeles to Beijing was rerouted....

Chinese Celebrities' Phone Numbers Published On The Net

Hundreds of Chinese celebrities have been inundated with telephone calls after their personal phone numbers were posted on the internet on Saturday (04JUN05). Among the estimated 600 famous Chinese affected was CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN...

Ziyi Sick Of Hollywood Stereotypes

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI is bored of Asian stereotypes in Hollywood, which lead Chinese filmmakers to keep churning out martial arts movies. It upsets the HERO beauty that so many different genres of Chinese...

Ziyi Challenged By Movie Role

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI found her latest film PRINCESS RACCOON her most challenging yet - because she had to take both dancing and Japanese lessons. The CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON star, 26, was brought...

Jackie Chan Gets Hong Kong Honour

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON director ANG LEE presented a professional spirit award to JACKIE CHAN at the 24th HONG KONG FILM AWARDS ceremony yesterday (27MAR05). During an evening featuring the stars of the Chinese...

Kung Fu Hustle And 2046 Win Big At Hong Kong Film Awards

Acclaimed martial arts movie KUNG FU HUSTLE and arthouse film 2046 were the big winners at yesterday's (27MAR05) HONG KONG FILM AWARDS. Director STEPHEN CHOW's Kung Fu Hustle was named Best Film among its...

Yeoh Defends Non-japanese Castings

Malaysian-born actress MICHELLE YEOH has hit out at criticism that she and two other leading Chinese actresses were cast as Japanese in her latest movie MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. The CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON...

Miller Makes Vanity Fair Cover

JUDE LAW's fiancee SIENNA MILLER is cementing her status in Hollywood by appearing alongside such stars as CATE BLANCHETT, KATE WINSLET and UMA THURMAN on the cover of VANITY FAIR. The stunning ALFIE actress...

Ziyi Refuses To Play Media Game

RUSH HOUR 2 star ZHANG ZIYI refuses to reveal details about her personal life - even if it means the press write negative stories about her. The Chinese actress, 25, prefers to keep quiet...

Language Problems On Geisha Set

CHICAGO director ROB MARSHALL is finding filming on his latest movie MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA complicated, because his cast all speak different languages. SONY STUDIOS refused to cast non-Asian actresses in the big screen...

Zhang: 'I'm Not Stuck-up'

HERO star ZIYI ZHANG has furiously slammed press reports she's "stuck-up". The Chinese actress is devastated by the barrage of negative publicity she's received since shooting to fame in martial arts movie CROUCHING TIGER,...

Zhang's Feminist Roles Help Chinese Women

HERO star ZIYI ZHANG is thrilled to have played strong, independent females in movies and hopes she has helped her fellow Chinese women to fight gender stereotypes. The stunning actress is disgusted Hollywood has...

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