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The Dante Lam Chiu Yin directed film THAT DEMON WITHIN (MOR GAING) was selected to the Taipei 2014 Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival closing film. He and producer Candy Leung Fung Ying went to Taipei to meet the audience. Although Nick Cheung Ka Fai did not take time to head to Taiwan, almost 1,000 viewers received masks from the event and transformed into "Cheung Ka Fai". When Lam Chiu Yin stepped into the cinema he was surprised to see an audience full of "Cheung Ka Fai".

Lam Chiu Yin kept praising Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) and Cheung Ka Fai for their exciting performance. Cheung Ka Fai was excellent, with a high level of comprehension. He was almost the source of his inspiration. Now as long as he had new ideas and creativity a character that would be suitable for Cheung Ka Fai naturally flowed into his mind.

As the Easter slot began, two days ago two Hong Kong films opened, including the fresh out of oven Cheung Ka Fai and Ng Yin Cho starred, Lam Chiu Yin directed film THAT DEMON WITHIN and the Donnie Yen Chi Tan starred THE ICEMAN 3D (3D BING FUNG HUP: CHUNG SUN JI MOON). THAT had a decent opening, with HK$1.42 million it became the box office champion of the day.

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Hacken LeeEkin ChengAlan Tam gives thumbs up to Mr. Nice Guy Cheung Yiu WingUncle Yiu Wing's oldest son Cheung Wing Hong presents incense sticksPaula TsuiLiza WangNg Yu, Chan Suk Fun, Ho Lai Chuen (right) and other funeral committee members meet the pressKenneth ChoiGeorge Lam, Sally YehEdmond Leung, William So, Paco WongSusanna KwanJenny TsengLyrics to YIU WING ENTERTAINMENT
Uncle Yiu Wing's family photo in the program
Fun Nei has an accident as she parks
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Friday April 18, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/maggie-cheung-perform-music-festival-084900594.html





Hong Kong actress-turned-singer Maggie Cheung will be making her music debut at a music festival next month.

According to Yes Asia, a representative of Maggie's music label, Music Sky stated that the 49-year-old actress will be performing at the Strawberry Music Festival, to be held in Beijing and Shanghai in early May.

The singer, who will be performing a 40-minute gig with a five-piece band, has been rehearsing and preparing for the festival. She will also be singing her own composition at the event.

Among the other singers who will make an appearance at one of China's biggest outdoor music festival include Anthony Wong, Crowd Lu and Song Dong Ye.

The music festival will be the platform for Maggie to showcase her unique low-pitch vocals and distinctive music style again, after the recent criticism about her singing ability.

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Louis Koo thinks "Overheard 3" is controversial
Friday April 18, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/louis-koo-thinks-overheard-3-controversial-083400510.html





Hong Kong actor Louis Koo believes that the third instalment of the "Overheard" franchise can be considered a controversial movie.

According to Mingpao, the actor stated that he was surprised when he got the script for the first time.

"If you read it between the lines, the story is very controversial," said Louis. "A lot of conversations in the movie are like landmines that can trigger explosions of social discussions!"

The actor also stated that he was very careful in delivering his performance, saying that if not done correctly, it would lead to other issues.

"I won't even dare to think why the directors would have written it this way," said the actor.

"Overheard 3", which also stars Sean Lau and Zhou Xun, features the topic of the conspiracies behind real estate deals.

Director Felix Chong and Alan Mak stated that the real estate business has a lot of secrets that most filmmakers have not dared to discuss in their movie, and that they hope to do so in "Overheard 3".

Alan Mak stated, "Filmmakers have a certain burden to carry. To us, lighter subjects would not be interesting."

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Friday April 18, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/nick-cheung-prefers-doing-own-stunts-085400762.html





Several new movie stills from Dante Lam's latest thriller, "That Demon Within" features its antagonist character Nick Cheung in a fire scene, gazing at the camera with parts of his face brunt and peeling away.

It was also revealed that the scene was one of the most dangerous scenes they had filmed for the movie and would usually require a stunt double, though in this case, the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor was determined to do it himself.

As reported on QQ, Nick recently explained the reason for his persistence to film the scene on his own, despite the fact that they were faraway shots and his character was wearing a mask.

"Everyone has a different way of behaving, from the posture, to your gun-shooting technique, to your character's murderous aura," he said.
However, Nick admitted that playing the role of evil villain Hon Kong in the movie was not as physically exhausting as his role in "Unbeatable", though added that it still drained him mentally.

In regards to his burn effect make-up, Nick said that he has no issues with putting it on, though the removing part was much more troublesome.

"The fake skin was glued on and it required special makeup removal liquid to be removed. The process took hours and my entire face felt stiff and reddened by it," he said.

When asked if he is confident to win his third award next year for the role in the movie, Nick said, "This time, my role is not that big. I think [lead actor] Daniel Wu would have a higher chance of winning. Awards aren't the most important thing for an actor. But ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Friday April 18, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/charmaine-sheh-haunted-her-performance-085900377.html





It is natural for an actor to be affected by a character they played or a scene they performed, and the latest to experience such an emotional conflict is none other than TVB's own senior actress, Charmaine Sheh.

According to On CC, the actress who is currently filming her new drama, "Line Walker" alongside Michael Miu, Raymond Lam, and Sharon Chan, recently turned to her Weibo to express the psychological repercussions of performing such a dark scene.

Charmaine, who plays an undercover cop that joins the triads in the upcoming series, posted a message on Weibo late at night and shared, "I filmed an extremely terrifying scene today, and it was too horrible to think about it again."

The actress said that the scene required her to perform physically and mentally to an extent that she is now suffering from insomnia.

"The horrifying feeling is still there. I kept recalling it and thinking that I could have done better. The thoughts keep spinning in my mind," she said.

Meanwhile, "Line Walker" producer Man Wai Hung assured that Charmaine has done the best in her performance, saying, "She had exceeded expectations, beyond the calibre of a TV Queen!"

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Kara Hui wants to invest in "The Midnight After" sequel
Friday August 18, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/kara-hui-wants-invest-midnight-sequel-090400577.html





Hong Kong actress Kara Hui recently revealed that she is interested to invest in the sequel of the post-apocalyptic movie, "The Midnight After".

According to Mingpao, the actress who recently attended director Fruit Chan's birthday celebration alongside other cast members, stated that Janice Man, Simon Yam, and herself, are looking forward to play executive producer for the sequel and share the box office profits.

"To me, this is a kind of encouragement for the Hong Kong film industry," the actress said.

When asked if she would increase her salary, the recently awarded Best Supporting Actress stated, "I never thought about a raise after winning an award. When I made "Rigor Mortis", I left it up to the production company."

"Not everything in this world has to be about maximum profit. Sometimes you need to give rather than ask. My achievements came from Hong Kong, thus when I am needed, I would put in an effort," Kara added.

She also denied allegations saying that she was complaining about not having a lot of offers after her Best Actress win back in 2010 for "At the End of Daybreak".

"I apologise if I sound as if I am complaining. But I was only expressing my hopes to make more Hong Kong films," Kara said.

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Friday August 18, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/maggie-cheung-ho-yee-wants-film-more-tv-035048603.html





Though it has been a while since she has been on TV, Maggie Cheung Ho-yee stated that she will never leave the TV industry.

As reported on On CC, the actress who recently appeared at the premiere of her new movie, "Heaven is for Real" in Kowloon Tong, stated that she has been busy negotiating for new projects as well as assisting her church community.

When asked if she will continue to film TV series despite the fact that HKTV has stopped filming due to its license issue, Maggie replied, "If I say no, then that would be a lie."

"Sometimes you really have the urge to star in a series, but unless you're a script writer and have the ability to gather your own team of production, there's nothing I can do," said the actress.

Maggie also dismissed rumours saying that her asking price is too high, and joked, "My salary is not too high, but I am quite tall!"

Meanwhile, her latest drama with HKTV "Hakka Women" is still in post-production.

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Friday August 18, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/chapman-promises-careful-words-160900916.html





Though his conflict with Joey Yung has yet to be resolved, Hong Kong actor Chapman To admitted that the incident has taught him a valuable lesson.

According to Mingpao, the actor who attended the 20th anniversary of STAR Chinese Movies recently, stated that he will be careful with his words from now on.

"I used to think I should be direct in everything and anything. But nowadays, aside from work, I think I am better off not saying much," he said.

He continued, "As a comedy actor, I would try to have some fun in my work sometimes. But I don't have to do that when I am not working."

Chapman also revealed that Joey, who previously said that he is the only person she hates in showbiz, has yet to answer his calls.

When asked if there will be awkwardness if the two of them stumbled across each other now that their friendship is on the brink, Chapman said, "I have nothing to comment. Let's just talk about work. I don't want to discuss other things other than work."

In regards to EEG boss, Albert Young saying that the he and Joey are like two children fighting, Chapman replied, "When an adult talks, other adults should respond. A child like me should not make any response."

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Friday August 18, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/mag-lams-chin-injury-healing-161100740.html





Hong Kong singer Mag Lam who suffered a chin injury recently, assured that she is okay and that it is slowly healing.

As reported on Qoos, the Hong Kong singer revealed that the stitches has already been removed and is now only covered with plaster.

She disclosed, "The doctor said that there may be a scar, but I will get laser surgery and exfoliation to remove the scar once it recovers."

In the meantime, Mag said that she will try to hide it from view, adding, "Luckily, it's not that obvious if people look at me straight ahead."

When asked how the injury occurred, Mag said, "Because of my low blood sugar and back pain, I suddenly collapsed and injured my chin last week. Nobody was at home at the time."

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