Friday October 31, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/donnie-yen-working-tirelessly-034700508.html

 

 

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Martial arts actor Donnie Yen, who has been working tirelessly for the past year, admitted that he will only be free in December.

 

According to HK Headlines, the actor, who returned to Hong Kong on 27 October to promote his latest action flick "Kung Fu Jungle", revealed that he has been spending all year touring all over the globe.

 

Donnie stated, "I had to film in New Zealand, then attend a premiere in London. Later I flew to Vancouver and back to Hainan.

 

"I had very little time with my family, and whenever I'm in Hong Kong, I wish to spend the most of my time with them," said Donnie, who admitted that he had been taking his daughter to school and discussing about his children's education with the teachers.

 

On the subject of his involvement in Hollywood director Michael Shamberg's new movie "Noodle Man", Donnie said, "The negotiations are almost finished, but there are still some details left to be discussed."

 

However, Donnie added that he will not be able to film the new movie until after "Ip Man 3", which will begin filming in March next year, concluded its production.

 

"Kung Fu Jungle" was released in theatres on 30 October 2014.

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Wayne Lai is confident with "Overachievers"

Friday October 31, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/wayne-lai-confident-overachievers-054500596.html

 

 

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TVB actor Wayne Lai is confident that his new series "Overachievers" will perform well in its viewership ratings.

 

As reported on On CC News, the actor, who attended a promotional event for the series recently, stated that the strength of the series is due to the fact that they are working with the same crew from 2012's "The Confidant".

 

"Their level of standard is very high," said Wayne. "I hope viewers will find the show interesting, as it has been a long while since we had a drama about the battle between the riches."

 

Asked if he hopes to win TV King again this year through the series, Wayne Lai replied, "I have won three times already, and I am assured. It doesn't really matter to me."

 

"Overachievers" also stars Nancy Wu, Edwin Siu, Raymond Cho, Maggie Shiu and Raymond Wong.

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f(x)’s Sulli caught attention by finally making a public appearance.

On October 31, Sulli attended the press conference for the film Fashion King in Wangshimni CGV, about three months after her agency announced on July 25 that she will halt all activities through a press release.

At the time, SM Entertainment had sated, “Sulli will halt all activities for a while as she is emotionally strained from malicious comments and rumors.”

Sulli went public with her relationship with Dynamic Duo’s Choiza about a month after she halted her activities but did not make her appearance during press conference for the film The Pirates.

Aware of Sulli’s situation, the movie production team told the reporters, “We cannot answer questions that are not related to the movie.”

However, despite their concerns, Sulli stood in front of the reporters with a confident and cheery attitude.

She greeted them by saying, “I am Sullli, who played the role of ‘Eun Jin,” and added, “Did you enjoy the movie? I hope you can see me in a good light.” She couldn’t hold in her laugher in between the Q&A session, reflecting her current state of being in a more stable condition.

About how similar she is to her character ‘Eun Jin,’ Sulli jokingly said, “What Eun Jin looks like when she’s ugly is not different from how I look like at home. Eun Jin puts her priority in her school ranking but I tried to express her sincerity through my acting.”

She also said, “The reason I could film The Pirates and Fashion King the same time is all thanks to the director. I’m still thankful that he gave me this opportunity to work with him.”

In Fashion King, Sulli took the role of top student ‘Kwak Eun Jin.’ She will be actively attending promotional events for the film.


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Singer-turned-actress Yoon Eun-hye has closed down her online fan sites just a month after they opened.

After the actress launched Jayami Entertainment, an agency she runs on her own, she opened new websites in September to communicate with her fans.

But she saw a backlash from netizens after considering a lead role in the film “Saranghuae,” which roughly translates to “After Love.” People opposed her appearance in the movie because it also stars Park Si-hoo, who was accused of rape last year by a 22-year-old woman.

Several fans posted comments criticizing Yoon’s agency. The actress then left warning messages, leading people to speculate that Yoon is against her fans who have cheered her on and were worried about her.

Her agency stated that the posts were “only for the cyberbullies.”

Yoon reportedly said that she posted the warning message aimed at the online critics, not at her fans.


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After a scandalous exit from the local entertainment industry, actress Han Ye-seul, 33, will make a comeback in the upcoming SBS weekend drama “Birth of a Beauty.”

Han took a break from acting after landing a lead role in the KBS drama “Spy Myeong-wol” in 2011. A lot of fuss was aroused when she did not appear on set and fled to her parents’ house in Los Angeles while the drama was airing. Due to her absence, the program was cancelled and she was criticized for her irresponsible behavior.

Although she said she had problems with the staff and had suffered under the hectic schedule, Han’s image was tarnished after her departure from the series.

“It was not easy to come back after three years,” Han said at a press conference for the drama.

“I’m not that old, but everyone undergoes ordeals throughout life. It was neither avoidable nor was it my decision. I think the past is not important. I hope the public will focus on my future instead of the past.”

In the series, Han’s character has a head-to-toe makeover including plastic surgery and weight loss after her husband cheats on her.

According to the actress, she chose “Birth of a Beauty” as her comeback because she liked the role. The character does not represent a desire to be beautiful but instead shows how a woman overcomes her husband’s infidelity by achieving beauty, Han said.

Joo Sang-wook, Jung Gyeo-woon and Wong Ji-hye take part in “Birth of a Beauty,” which will start airing Monday.

JoongAng Daily

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Super Junior successfully finished its sold-out concert at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.

Almost 110,000 fans gathered on Wednesday and Thursday at the Tokyo Dome to attend “Super Junior World Tour - Super Show 6.”

The group has held several large-scale concerts at the stadium since 2012. Tickets have sold out every time since the group’s first concert there in 2012.

The group entertained fans in Japan with an array of its hits, from “Sorry, Sorry” to “Mamacita.”

The band’s members also took turns performing solos.

The group also prepared Japanese versions of “Mr. Simple” and “Beautiful Girl.” While all the members tried to perform as best as they could, Japanese fans cheered on their favorite artist and sang along to the Korean songs. They also showed the same energy by holding up huge homemade banners.

The group revealed that its next concert in Japan will be held in Fukuoka on Dec. 20 and it will release the Japanese single “Mamacita” on Dec. 17.

In the meantime, the boy band is performing its “Super Junior World Tour -Super Show 6” in Hong Kong next Saturday at the Expo Arena.

JoongAng Daily

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