Jang Hyuk starring with Fann Wong

Korean actor Jang Hyuk will co-star in the Hollywood movie “Dance of the Dragon” with Singaporean actress Fann Wong.

Jang Hyuk and Fann Wong

Jang, who has gained popularity in Asia for his roles in the movies “Windstruck” and “Volcano High,” will play a Chinese volume dancer who tries to hamper the relationship between a woman played by Fann Wong and a martial art champion played by actor Jason Scott Lee. All lines will be spoken in English.

Jang will stay in Singapore for two months for filming.


Singaporean actor Christopher Lee going to jail

Singaporean actor Christopher LeeMalaysian born actor Christopher Lee has given up his appeal and will serve his 4-weeks jail term.

Christopher was found guilty in early May for drink driving in Singapore, causing injury to a motorcyclist and pillion rider in a hit-and-run accident in October 2006. He is also fined for S$4,500 and is disqualified from driving for 3 years.

He should count himself lucky… Paris Hilton is sentenced to jail for 23 days for traffic offences and she didn’t even hit a person (yet).

Christopher has paid more than S$60,000 in compensation to the victims for their injuries, and has expressed his regrets in an official statement issued by his manager.

Let’s hope he will learn his lesson for real… I wonder if his relationship with Fann is affected with this case.

Fann Wong joins China entertainment conglomerate

Singapore artist Fann Wong (???) is joining Huayi Brothers, one of the largest China entertainment conglomerates.

Singapore artist Fann Wong

According to Huayi’s spokesmen, Fann Wong has signed the contract 2 weeks ago, and an official announcement of the contract signing will be made after Chinese New Year.

Fann Wong was quite popular in China in late 90s with TV drama “Return of Condor Heroes” (1998 version) and a few other Chinese TV series.

It’s probably a win-win deal for both ends, as Huayi will use Fann’s popularity in South East Asia to expand their market; while Fann Wong could capitalize on Huayi’s China network to rebuild her popularity.