Mar 11 2014
The famous Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan has jumped into the K-pop industry, presenting a five-member boy group named JJCC, or “Double JC,” to the local media yesterday. “JJCC has been born under the firm belief of Jackie that ‘Asia has to come together in order to rule the world’,” said the group’s agency, The Jackie Chan Group Korea. “All the preparations have been done, and we will try our best to make an impressive debut.”
JJCC consists of four Korean members and one Chinese member, all of whom are in their early 20s. Chan reportedly was actively involved in setting up and shaping the group, as well as training the guys and producing their debut album.
The five members of JJCC have apparently been training under Chan for years, and in that time have had several chances to take to the stage for domestic and international promotional performances.
The group is scheduled to make its official debut some time in March.
Mar 11 2014
Public broadcaster SBS announced that it will shut down the match-making reality show “Jjak,” (or “Couples”) two days after one of the contestants committed suicide while filming the show.
“We decided to cancel the program ‘Jjak,’ ” the station said in a press release on Friday, apologizing to viewers and vowing to try its best to prevent further similar incidents. The program was launched in March 2011.
The 29-year-old woman, surnamed Jeon, was found by her colleague early Wednesday in a bathroom hung from a shower head by a hair dryer cord with a note by her side saying, “I am sorry, mom and dad. There’s nothing more for me to say. It has been too painful and I don’t want to live anymore.”
Mar 11 2014
Actor Lee Min-ho of “The Heirs” (2013) is causing a craze in China, surpassing the 20-million mark on his official Weibo account, a Chinese micro-blogging site similar to Twitter.
“As of yesterday [Saturday] evening, the number of Lee’s Weibo followers went over 20 million,” Star House Entertainment, the 26-year-old actor’s agency, said yesterday, adding that it’s the first time that a Korean actor gained that many followers.
Weibo can be considered a barometer of celebrities’ popularity in China and even Chinese stars have a hard time attracting that many followers. Local Chinese media described Lee’s popularity as an “unprecedented syndrome” and a “mysterious phenomena.”
Lee’s career in China started with the KBS megahit drama “Boys Over Flowers” in 2009.
He then went on to star in SBS’s “City Hunter” (2011), “Faith” (2012) and finally “The Heirs,” from the same broadcaster, which generated an explosive response from local fans.
Mar 11 2014
Members of the Korean boy band SHINee talked about their world tour and other plans for 2014 at the Olympic Gymnastic Arena yesterday before they went onstage for a solo concert, “SHINee World in Seoul.”
“Finally, our world tour is about to kick off and we are visiting South America for the first time. I consider it as an opportunity to show the world what we have got,” said Min-ho, one of the members.
The five-member group, which debuted in 2008, will start its tour in Mexico, followed by Chile, Argentina, Taiwan, Shanghai and Jakarta.
“We decided that the keyword for our concert will be ‘popcorn,’ ” said the group’s leader, Jong-hyun. “It means that just like the popcorns pop, we will jump onstage, enjoying and singing along with the audience.”
Mar 11 2014
Cantopop star Aaron Kwok responded to rumours that he has been dating young models, after he was found to be following 18 of them on Instagram. These international models hail from China, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia and even America.
Rumour has it that his new hobby after his break-up with Hong Kong-based model Lynn Hung is to flirt with these models in secret. He was even said to have complimented some of them for their acting and singing talent, and even made filming visits. Some even said that he brought them home before.
Aaron finally made a response recently on Weibo: 'Things are made worse and worse. Everything is utterly ridiculous and absurd.'
His manager said: 'The world is chaotic enough, we should look at the positive side of things.'
Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse recently travelled to France to film his new food variety show called 12 'Feng' Taste. During the recording, the 33-year-old attended a garden party held at one of Vicki Zhao's wineries.
From the photos, the dining table was decorated with fresh flowers and the company appeared to have enjoyed the wine tasting and delicious food.
Although fans were expecting a reunion between Nicholas and Chinese diva Faye Wong, who was also in Paris at that time, the actor reportedly turned down a dinner invitation with Vicki and his ex-lover, in consideration of the feelings of his former wife Cecilia Cheung.
Some netizens expressed their disappointment on social media, saying, 'It would be perfect if Faye was in the photo!'
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The film BEIJING LOVE STORY premiere took place yesterday. Lead actor and actress Tony Leung Ka Fai and Carina Lau Ka Ling attended. This film made over 400 million yuan RMB at the box office with its Mainland release. Lau Ka Ling said that the Hong Kong box office would not add to her pressure. She liked this film because it touched her. In the film she and Leung Ka Fai had many passionate scenes, which she joked were child's play.
Ka Ling has not seen Leung Ka Fai and her daughters' swimsuit photos online, but the father and daughter relationship was very intimate because the daughter was the father's love in previous life. When she and Tony Leung Chiu Wai went on vacation would they take swimsuit photos? Ka Ling said that she did not mind but Wai Jai did. They would take photos because mobile phones were convenient for pictures. Yet Wai Jai was responsible for taking photos. Was she afraid of losing her phone and leaking out her secrets? She said that they were only swimsuit photos, as long as they looked pretty she was fine. Wai Jai revealed that Wai ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Mar 11 2014
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The horror film SECOND COMING 3D (CHUNG SUN 3D) two nights ago held its premiere. Lead actress Maggie Siu Mei Kei was absent due to illness. Star Susan Shaw Yam Yam came with support from her mother, sister and daughter as well as friend Nora Miao (Miu Ho Sau); lead actor Kenny Wong Tak Bun and Don Li Yat Long also attended.
Li Yat Long recently has focused on his Mainland career but he decided to return to the Hong Kong music scene. He formed a record company and in the middle of the year he will release a record, for which he turned down many film offers. He hoped the record will profit, otherwise he will suffer losses. Thus he was at a point of no return.
Shaw Yam Yam worked on a 3D film for the first time and felt very excited. She believed that she was trying to adjust to the production environment like a new comer. Because a 3D film had to shoot the same scene many times, she did not dare to improvise as she was afraid that she would forget what she did. In the film she played someone who could see the dead. She not only saw ghosts but also had car chases, which was very exciting. Wong Tak Bun said that this film was a category III ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Mar 11 2014
Monday March 10, 2014 Hong Kong
He may have made his showbiz debut as a singer with his single with Maple Hui, "A Modern Love Story" in 1991, but Julian Cheung now prefers acting over singing.
According to On CC, the 42-year-old actor, who went on a radio interview recently, revealed that he would prefer to be called an actor rather than a singer, and explained that life as a singer is much more difficult.
"Every singer has his or her own fortune when it comes to the industry. You have to be able to write songs of various genres for people to listen. You are paid more to be an actor though," said the actor.
When asked to choose between singing, his film career, or his TV career, Julian chose the latter, saying that he would like to develop his career in the TV industry.
The "Triumph In The Skies II" actor assured fans that he would continue to sing and release more albums.
Meanwhile, Singtao reported that Julian will be busy filming two movies for the first half of this year; the "Pretty Woman"-inspired movie with Chrissie Chau tentatively titled "Hundred Billion Demons Fall For Me" – which will begin filming in April, and the movie adaptation of his aviation series, "Triumph In The Skies", which will begin production in May.