behind the story: Jackie Chan

Perhaps this year’s highlight of my so-called entertainment journalism career was the interview with Jackie Chan when he came to Bangkok to promose CHINESE ZODIACS. We were given 20 minutes for an exclusive interview, but in reality, it was an almost full day coverage because the bloody PRs at Sahamongkol Films, which handled the film’s…

it’s all just for show

If you know me, you’d know that the pun in my title is intended. A friend tweeted this link earlier about “secrets” of Korean idols. I’m not a K-pop fan so when I read it, my mind was swimming in murky waters with all these names that were either hard to pronounce or I can’t…

drama: INFERNAL AFFAIRS (Japanese version)

The trouble with remakes is they will always be second rate to the original, especially if the original made such an impression. No matter if you are Leonardo di Caprio or Hidetoshi Nishijima. Who? exactly. It was no surprise that another country will remake Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s 2002 hit (it’s been 10 years!).…

breaking up the showbusiness way

Today’s biggest entertainment news in Asia about the break-up of Myolie Wu and Bosco Wong shocked even me who only knows them by the passing news I read. I’ve read more break-ups than couplings since last year that it’s no longer surprising. But still, though we will never know why these people part ways, something…

dear fantards… love, Anthony Wong

I have always loved Anthony Wong. Not only is he a good actor but he’s also irreverent, which is very rare in the entertainment industry where they will fake you to the seventh heaven just to fill their rice bowls. And I loved Anthony Wong even more when he asked: “Who’s Show Luo?” Of course…

movie: Love In Space

I surprisingly enjoyed Love In Space so I guess I’m really a sucker for breezy romantic ensemble dramas. Well, life is already complicated as it is, what’s the point of pushing myself to depression with ultra realistic ones? Set in Beijing, Sydney and space (beat that), the movie is about a widow and her three…

the dating habits of stars

There were loud whispers on Twitterverse over the weekend: Van Ness Wu and Arissa Cheo have broken up. The two have unfollowed each other on Twitter and late last month, Arissa was retweeting emotional love quotes. Around that time, just before he had a presscon (making his entrance via a speedboat no less) for his…

Chow Yun-fat on HK’s MTR

This ought to be photo of the day, Chow Yun-fat taking the MTR in Hong Kong (photo via @TheGoldenRock, credit as tagged): It’s no big deal actually. In Hollywood, actors take the subway and buy their own coffee. It’s only in Asia that stars are somewhat pampered, driven around in chauffeured cars with bodyguards ready…