Watanabe joins 'Shanghai' cast

Watanabe joins 'Shanghai' cast

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Japanese actor Ken Watanabe has signed on to star in "Shanghai," a big-screen drama set in China in the months leading up to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

Actress Gong Li speaks for environment

BEIJING, March 6 (UPI) -- Chinese actress Gong Li said she wants China's annual parliament, the National People's Congress, to consider the environment's future now.

Chinese stars blasted for missing meeting

BEIJING, March 11 (UPI) -- Chinese director Zhang Yimou and actress Gong Li are under fire in China for skipping the country's annual parliament meeting in Beijing.

China bans 'Memoirs of a Geisha'

BEIJING, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Add "Memoirs of a Geisha" to the list of Hollywood films that won't be shown in China.

Zhang film to be China's most costly

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Chinese director Zhang Yimou has lined up 20,000 soldiers for extras in his latest film, "Autumn Remembrance."

'Good Night, and Good Luck' is NBR tops

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Monday picked George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck" as the year's best film.

Esquire names Biel sexiest woman

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Esquire magazine has named Hollywood actress Jessica Biel "the sexiest woman alive."

'Memoirs of a Geisha' wraps filming

KYOTO, Japan, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Filming has wrapped in Japan on the long-awaited film "Memoirs of a Geisha," Japan Today reported Monday

China stars deny reported wealth

BEIJING, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Chinese sports and entertainment stars denounced as "nonsense" their ranking in Forbes magazine by popularity and income, saying figures are inaccurate.