Viet Nam News By Hoàng Hồ After an incredible fight, actress Mai Phương, who has been receiving special treatment for aggressive lung cancer, has been discharged from Military Hospital 175 into the loving arms of friends, family, fans and colleagues. Although the battle against cancer is not over, with Phương facing many more hospital visits and follow-up appointments, her journey has been remarkable and inspirational. Since the first days of her treatment, the hospital has welcomed visits from many celebrities to help and encourage Phương. With continuous updates on the media and thousands of messages from fans on Facebook around Việt Nam, everything seemed to be going well, until actor Gia Bảo – a close friend of Phương’s, spoke up and caused some ripples. “If you don’t have a close relationship with the patient, you can just help by offering messages of … [Read more...] about How much does sympathy really cost?
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Actress Ngo Thanh Van appears on the newspaper The image of Ngo Thanh Van came out in both the printed and online newspaper with a 2-page exclusive interview with Norway’s largest newspaper. She was honored in the article as the first Norwegian person to participate in the famous Hollywood film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 2017 was considered a successful year for Van as reaped success in the movie field. She starred in two Hollywood films namely Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Birght. Van was also listed among top 50 Hollywood stars by International Movie Database (IMDb), the catalog of the global film and TV industry. In addition, she was among top 41 stars mostly searched by Dagbladet. Ngo Thanh Van and her mother settled in Norway and Van has been known as Veronica Ngo since she was 16 years old. She was renowned for female roles in local action movies including Dong Mau Anh Hung (The Rebel), Clash and Lua Phat (Once upon a Time in Vietnam). Recently, Van was also successful … [Read more...] about Vietnamese actress appears on Norway’s largest newspaper
The Hanoitimes - International Movie Database (IMDb), the catalog of the global film and TV industry, has ranked Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, aka Veronica Ngo, as one of the most popular actors in their weekly-updated STARmeter Top 100. Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van. The 36-year-old was named number 41 on the list, placing her above the Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie, “Jurassic World” high-heel runner Bryce Dallas Howard and even world’s highest-paid actress Jennifer Lawrence. “Selfie” star Karren Gillen is currently topping the list. Vietnamese-American actress Kelly Marie Tran who starred in the latest “Star Wars” also scores high in the popularity ranking at number 15. The STARmeter ranking is determined by millions of IMDb users, based on their interest in the actors and their movie projects. The ranking is determined by the number of visits users make to each celeb's page on its database. Last year Van landed small … [Read more...] about Vietnamese actress climbs to International Movie Database top 50 popular celebs
Viet Nam News HCM CITY – As many as 100 cultural experts, producers and directors are taking part in a seminar in HCM City today to seek ways to attract young audiences to cải lương (reformed opera). The seminar was organised by the Voice of Việt Nam, the Việt Nam Theatre Artists Association and their partners as part of the country’s programme to mark the 100th anniversary of cải lương. Nguyễn Thị Trúc Bạch, of the Southern Institute of Social Sciences, said: “Today, young people have more interest in pop music, foreign music and action movies than in cải lương.” A survey on cải lương conducted by the institute in HCM City in 2014 showed that nearly 74 per cent of people liked listening to pop music, but only 6.1 per cent liked cải lương. More than 50 per cent enjoyed action movies, but only 4.3 per cent chose cải lương. … [Read more...] about Cải lương seeks ways to attract young audiences
Sprawling cast: Talented actress Trịnh Kim Chi performs in Châu Về Hợp Phố (Reunion), a 60-minute play on the Mậu Thân Offensive in the spring of 1968. The play includes 70 actors, with young talents from Hồng Vân Drama Troupe, one of HCM City’s leading private drama troupes. Photo courtesy of the producer. Viet Nam News by Thu Anh Veteran and young actors of private troupes in HCM City are preparing for participation in the National Professional Drama Festival 2018, which will be launched by the culture ministry’s Department of Performing Arts in the city next month. Hồng Vân Drama Troupe, one of HCM City’s leading private drama troupes, will stage Châu Về Hợp Phố (Reunion), a play on the Mậu Thân Offensive in the spring of 1968. The 60-minute play features South Vietnamese liberation soldiers and their stories during and after the campaign, which … [Read more...] about Private troupes take stage at nat’l drama festival