Jul 31 2014
Kim Jae-joong, actor and member of boy group JYJ, sent his support to his former TVXQ colleague Jung Yun-ho during an interview with local news reports on Wednesday.
“Yun-ho, how are you doing? I’m doing fine. Filming a historical drama for the first time is going to be hard. There will be many outdoor scenes and you will need to have a lot of practice at sword-play. Drink lots of water and take care of yourself in the hot weather,” Kim was quoted as saying.
During the interview, Kim also expressed his concerns about Jung’s health.
“Yun-ho once suffered from dehydration when we were working together. I hope he can take good care of his health,” he added.
Jung is currently filming the upcoming MBC drama “The Night Watchman,” which is to follow up Kim’s drama “Triangle.”
A day before Kim’s comment, Jung attended the press conference for “The Night Watchman” on Tuesday, where he complimented Kim’s acting skills, saying, “It is nice to see Jae-joong working hard as an actor.”
Kim recently finished his drama “Triangle” and is to focus on his career as a singer with the newly released JYJ album, “Just Us.”
Jun Ji Hyun represented Korea at a Gucci show.
The actress attended the Gucci 2014-15 F/W Collection in Taiwan on July 25.
She wore a Gucci F/W Collection white mini dress with crystal details, and was much welcomed as the Korean rep.
Gucci′s President Patrizio di Marco and Italian fashion star Lapo Elkann were also present at the event this day.
Jul 31 2014
Two boy band members are proving that they can make it big in musicals. Fans have lauded performances by Kim Jun-su of JYJ, who appears in the dark tragedy "Dracula," and Jo Kwon of 2AM, who appears in the bubbly comedy "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert."
◆ Kim Jun-su
Kim plays the lead role of Count Dracula in the musical and makes the most of his singing skills and voice. His uniquely hoarse voice has proved well-suited to Dracula's gloomy personality.
He dismisses previous criticism about his performances in musicals that he could only sing, not perform, and wows fans in scenes where he seduces women or bites off their necks with red glaring eyes, laughing villainously.
His character especially comes to life when he confesses his feelings to his lover, who is reincarnated after 400 years.
◆ Jo Kwon
Jo brings his animated personality to his drag queen character and singing skills to old pop songs from the 80s and 90s, when he was just a baby.
He plays the youngest and liveliest of three drag queens who discover family values while traveling across the Australian outback.
Though Jo previously appeared in "Jesus Christ Superstar," it is "Priscilla" that seems to have really launched his musical career.
Jul 31 2014
Singer Lee-teuk, leader of the all-male group Super Junior, completed his military duty yesterday.
The celebrity refused to comment as he walked out of the military base in Inje, Gangwon, where he was being discharged from, although many reporters and fans were waiting to see a glimpse of him.
Lee-teuk previously made clear his intention to walk out of the base without fanfare to his agency, SM Entertainment.
It is said that Lee-teuk wanted to keep quiet as he was once an entertainment soldier.
Many local celebrities were serving their duty by using their talents as singers or actors, but the scheme was disbanded last year after some entertainment soldiers were caught drinking alcohol and visiting a massage parlor.
Although Lee-teuk wasn’t one of the soldiers revealed in the documentary program that initially reported on the issue, it seems that he is trying to keep a low profile as he was also an entertainment soldier at the time.
Many speculate that Lee-teuk also wanted to avoid media attention because of a family issue that was widely reported on by major news outlets in January.
Lee-teuk’s father euthanized his ailing grandparents before committing suicide.
The singer will join his group immediately to embark on its sixth world tour. “Super Junior World Tour Super Show 6” will start in Seoul on Sept. 20 with a two-day concert before moving elsewhere, including Japan, China and Thailand.
Actress Shim Eun-kyung will play the lead role in the Korean version of "Nodame Cantabile."
The Japanese drama tells the story of a cheerful and exceptional classical music student.
Shim said she is a fan of Juri Ueno, who played the title character in the original series, and is thus very happy to take the Korean role.
The drama will air on KBS in October.
As a Nodame Cantabile fan, I am completely supporting SEK for this role. My choices were either her or Go Ara so I couldn't be more happier haha
Jul 31 2014
courtesy of mingpao.comChoi Si-Won, Shawn Dou and Eddie Peng enjoy the roast pigWang Luodan and Eddie Peng team up for a prank on director Dante Lam
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The Dante Lam Chiu Yin directed cycling film TO THE FORE (POR FUNG) yesterday officially started production in Taiwan. Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin, producer Candy Leung Fung Ying, Eddie Peng Yu-Yen, Choi Si-Won and Shawn Dou Xiao along with lead actresses Wang Luodan, Ouyang Nana appeared. They all wore blue tee shirts with the film title on it as they cut the roast pig and worshiped together. The team earlier shot successfully in Hualien and Taichung. Later they will shoot in Hong Kong, Italy, Korea and the Mainland.
At the production start ceremony, aside from roast pig the crew even prepared 3 big piles of gold brick paper to pray for box office success. Leung Fung Ying joked, "One pile of paper symbolizes 100 million." They hoped for the box office to break 300 million. Lead actor Peng Yu-Yen even pretended that he could not lift up the gold brick in his hand, while Wang Luodan held it tight and refused to let it go. Later the actors decided to toss "300 million" at the director and "leave everything for the director to carry". Lam Chiu Yin awkwardly laughed.
Peng Yu-Yen said that since the shoot took place at home in Taiwan, he had to play host and properly treat everyone. Dou Xiao boldly said that he had to shake off his nickname "crash king" due to the most crashes during training. The final addition to the team Choi Si-Won said, he was ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Jul 31 2014
The director praises Ivy Chen for not acting up during her nude sceneThe heartbroken Ivy Chen decides to go for a swim out of the blueIvy Chen and Fiona Sit get into their argument scene
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Ivy Chen with the film HEAR ME won the Taipei Film Festival Best Actress. Earlier she in the Barbara Wong Chun Chun directed new film GIRLS had another breakthrough as she was determined to explore the Mainland market. In one scene a heartbroken Ivy Chen decided to go skinny dipping as a release. Before the shoot Wong Chun Chun asked her if she would like a double but Ivy Chen declined. She even said that she was fully confident in her body. She also revealed that after a break up she went to England with a friend. She even asked the director if she learned about her past before adding this scene.
On the day of the shoot the temperature was around 10 degrees Celsius, only female workers were on hand. As soon as the director gave the order, Ivy Chen walked as she removed her clothing and got into the water naked. After the shoot, although she was shivering when she got out of the water she still asked the director if she wanted another take. Wong Chun Chun said that she could move a little better. For perfection she did another take.
In another scene Ivy Chen argued with friends Fiona Sit Hoi Kei and Yang Zishan. Ivy Chen was so emotional that tears covered her face. After the shoot stopped she still could not stop ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
courtesy of mingpao.comcourtesy of singtao.comAnjaylia Chan and Evelyn ChoiProducer Tin Kai Man, Ronald Cheng, and director James Hung are confident in the film
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Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Anjaylia Chan Ka Bo, Evelyn Choi Wing Yan and Alex Lam Tatk Shun two nights ago attended the film THE SEVENTH LIE (DAI 7 FONG YIN)'s celebration at the Kowloon Cricket Club. The film earlier won two international awards. New director James Hung Ling Jing and producer Tin Kai Man. Tin Gai revealed that the film was a low budget production and thanked the cast for completing it "as a favor".
Ronald thought the story was pretty interesting so he agreed as soon as he heard it. He did not mind performing "as a favor". In the film his character specialized in catching cheaters but unexpectedly he caught his own wife. In real life he had no such experience and has never been caught. Ronald also revealed that next year he has plans to form a film production company that would make any and all genres like this type of small budget films. However for now he had no plan to sign any artist. Anjaylia revealed that this was the first film after she graduated. With a good film or for charity he would not mind performing "as a favor". Speaking of her friend Evelyn's kiss scene with Alex in the film, Anjaylia revealed that Evelyn was so happy she could not sleep the night before because she could kiss a "god". She got to kiss gods in both films that she has ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
courtesy of mingpao.comcourtesy of singtao.comLouis Koo and Miriam Yeung like the five child actors very muchGoo Jai treats the children to ice creamPhilip Keung, Alannah Ong, Rain Lau, and Ng Yuen Yi
Louis Koo Tin Lok, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Richard Ng Yiu Han and Stanley Fung Shui Fan yesterday along with producer Benny Chan Muk Sing and director Kwan Shun Fai attended their film NG GOR SIU HAI DIK HAU JEUNG (HEADMASTER OF FIVE CHILDREN)'s worship ceremony. Chin Wa even led the five child actors in a rendition of LITTLE SUN. Goo Jai gave the children sugar cones as rewards.
Chin Wa in the film played the lowest paid headmaster in all Hong Kong Lui Lai Hung, whose monthly salary was only HK$4,500. Yesterday's school set was constructed from an abandoned school. She praised the art team for a job well done and took their phone numbers. She joked that in the future they could help her son with his arts and crafts. Goo Jai joked that she would be "cheating". Chin Wa argued, "Can I ask where to get the material for a lantern?" She also felt that she was suitable to teach, because after the cameras stopped she continued to be the headmaster and took care of the child actors' needs. Chin Wa revealed that a child actor asked if she was a star, which she denied vehemently and said that she was a teacher. On the set the child actors were very mischievous. During preparation they would yell "action", with any bad takes, they would say, "Headmaster you ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Wednesday July 30, 2014 Hong Kong
Hong Kong actress Angela Tong recently revealed that she has received a lot of encouragement and comfort from friends after the ugly baby issue, according to Mingpao News.
Previously, the tabloids reported that Angela was deeply upset over Netizens' comments about her daughter Alyssa.
The actress, who uploaded a photo of her little family online, reportedly cried over harsh comments saying that Alyssa is an ugly child and that she looked more like a boy.
However, while speaking to the media at a premiere screening on 29 July, Angela said, "I was not unhappy and I didn't cry. But a lot of my friends sent me messages and tried to comfort me."
Her husband, Chin Ka Lok, also joked that he has never seen his wife cry before. He said that the issue has no big impact on him and that his health and the happiness of his children are the most important thing.