Monday September 22, 2014 Hong Kong







While fans are raving over the supposed reconciliation between former lovebirds Nicholas Tse and Faye Wong, it was reported that the actor's ex-wife, actress Cecilia Cheung, has recently been admitted to the hospital.


As reported on Hong Kong's On CC News, the 34-year-old actress has been on saline drip for days, after being diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis while filming "She's My Family".


News of Cecilia's hospitalisation sparked speculations that the actress was devastated with the recent reports of Nicholas' reconciliation with Faye Wong, whom he dated on-and-off back in the early noughties when she was 30 and he was 19.


When asked for a response, Cecilia's manager admitted that the actress received treatment for gastroenteritis, but has already proceeded with filming at the mountainous regions of Yunnan after only two days of rest.


However, her manager stressed that her condition has nothing to do with Nicholas' rekindled romance. "After Nicholas and Cecilia separated, they maintained parental relationship because of their sons. She is in good condition, so don't worry about her."

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Monday September 22, 2014 Hong Kong







 Hong Kong Cantopop star GEM Tang admitted that she still does not understand the fuss over previous photos she took inside her car.


Earlier, the singer was blasted twice online for posting a photo of herself on the wheel; once during a red light stop, and the second, which was taken a couple of weeks later, of herself in the driver's seat. She was criticised for being reckless and endangering others for using a phone while driving.


However, as reported on Mingpao News, while speaking to the media at a music gala on 21 September, GEM admitted that she still does not understand all the commotion triggered from the photos.


"What is the problem? I had my seat belt buckled on and the car was not moving," she said.


GEM also stressed that she had even asked permission from her driving instructor before taking the picture.


In regard to a second photo she took recently, GEM stressed that she has parked her car before doing so.


"If you look closely from the reflection on my shades, you can see that I have already parked the car on the roadside," she said.

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Monday September 22, 2014 Hong Kong







TVB actress Grace Wong attracted much attention recently after she was spotted spending most of her time at a party with Fala Chen's former beau, Daniel Sit.


According to On CC News, the actress, who was at a friend's birthday party attended by Linda Chung, Philip Ng, and the Neway heir as well, was observed chatting away happily with the latter rather than socialising with the other guests.


However, when asked to clarify about their relationship, the "Sergeant Tabloid" actress explained that she and Daniel are only good friends who attend the same church.


The actress also said that there is no possibility for her and Daniel to develop their friendship to another level.


"There is no way Daniel and I would be together as I already have a boyfriend," said the actress, plainly.


Good friend Linda Chung also chimed in, "It's important for fellow churchgoers to support each other."

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Monday September 22, 2014 Hong Kong







Linda Chung has recently dismissed speculations of trouble in paradise with rumoured boyfriend, martial arts actor Philip Ng.


According to On CC News, previously, the rumoured couple was reported to have been in conflict with each other, when Philip allegedly tried to expose their supposedly secret relationship.


While attending a friend's birthday party recently, a slightly drunk Philip tried to wrap his arms around Linda, to which the actress reacted to by moving a few steps away.


He was also spotted trying to feed her some of the dessert and ignored Linda's hints. Angry with the gestures, the actress turned to Philip and glared at him to stop. The couple ended up leaving the event separately.


The incident sparked speculations that Linda was trying to downplay the romance to minimise negative reports during her TV Queen race.


When asked to comment about the issue at a promotional event for her new series "All That is Bitter is Sweet" recently, Linda said, "That was just an expression caught on camera."


The actress said that since it was a friend's birthday party, she didn't want other people to be in the spotlight.


"Everybody was happy that night. There's no conflict whatsoever," she added.

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ZE:A’s Moon Jun Young, who publicly criticized Star Empire’s CEO Shin Joo Hak, expressed his apologies.

On September 22, Moon Jun Young wrote, “I politely ask you to put everything down and think of us as your children one more time, as we start things over again. And I would like to thank the public, fans and the reporters for helping out. Thank you for helping us to rehabilitate ourselves.”

ZE:A’s Moon Jun Young, who publicly criticized Star Empire’s CEO Shin Joo Hak through his Twitter post on September 21, announced on September 22 that the conflicts have been partially resolved.

Moon Jun Young wrote, “For all of you who are reading my post, I will represent the ZE:A members and the seniors, juniors and colleagues who sing, act, dance and do variety shows, as I dare say that I will live and work hard under my new name Lee Hoo and ZE:A.”

However, Moon Jun Young also indicated that this matter is not completely over, writing, “I’m not a coward but I will keep my mouth closed for now. I will be watching. All the CEOs and operators of agencies should resolve conflicts within their companies as they fix the problems, apologize and accept what they did. What we ask for is that you put everything down and win the artists’ hearts.”

He continued, “If something like this ever happens again, please know that I have a weapon to turn the whole entertainment industry upside down. I am sorry for causing controversy and would like to thank you one more time. Thanks to you all, we were able to regain words like hope, goal and dream.”

Moon Jun Young also wrote, “I will also be saying this about ZE:A because there are some people who misunderstand. Money is not split among the inactive ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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f(x) Luna′s agency, SM Entertainment has made a statement on recent dating reports.

SM Entertainment told Newsen on September 22, "The man in the photo of the report is a very close friend that she grew up with," and "They go to church together. The picture was also taken when they were going to church together."

Earlier on September 22, one news outlet brought attention to a photo of Luna and a man walking closely together on the streets. SM Entertainment explained that they are not dating, but close friends.

Meanwhile, Luna is currently focusing on personal activities after f(x) promotions.


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The MBC drama “Fated to Love You” (2014), which aired its final episode in Korea just two weeks ago, is starting to gain popularity in China.

The television series about a spoiled chaebol heir (Jang Hyuk, 37) who gets an ordinary woman (Jang Na-ra, 33) pregnant, recently garnered 200 million views on, an online television station operated by Sohu, a Chinese Internet company.

Sohu held a press banquet to celebrate the feat Tuesday at the Shilla Hotel in central Seoul.

The following is an edited excerpt compiled by the JoongAng Ilbo of questions and answers exchanged between reporters and Jang.

Q. What were you most concerned about before playing a comic role in the drama?

A. Right after watching the original Taiwanese version [from 2008], I consulted a lot with the producers and scriptwriters. We thought if we put too much weight on the comic aspects of the plot, we would end up overlooking its warmth and humanity. In the beginning, I worried a lot about how we were going to balance the two, because there wasn’t much I could do as an actor. But as time passed, I realized the crew was doing such a wonderful job designing the set and writing the script that I was able to gradually calm my jitters.

What was it like to reunite with Jang Na-ra 12 years after starring together in the 2002 SBS drama, “Successful Story of a Bright Girl”?

I lost contact with Jang after the previous drama, but surprisingly enough, I felt so comfortable working with her after all those years. Even while acting in “Successful Story,” I didn’t talk much with her behind the camera, but somehow was able to feel her warm embrace while acting. We were both young back then, but now have grown old enough to broaden our topics ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Actress Jang Na-ra has once again shown that she is still popular with her latest TV series "Fated to Love You," which ended on Sept. 4.

The soap was about an ordinary woman who accidentally married a perfect man from a rich noble family. She goes through a roller coaster ride of emotions, but eventually realizes he is her true love.

The character in her latest drama seemed little different from previous roles she had played in her other hits, such as "Successful Story of a Bright Girl" and "Babyfaced Beauty." All of the characters overcame all odds to find true happiness in life.

Though it was too typical and seemingly old-fashioned, Jang still succeeded in winning over viewers, and that is because she has an ability to bring something special to each role she plays.

Many actors feel they have to change when they play similar roles, but Jang has never thought like this. She thinks if actors change their style they can lose their strengths.

"I felt pressured and confused in my early 20s because people said I got pigeonholed even though I just debuted and appeared in a few dramas," Jang said. "Now I am relaxed, I know I will keep acting, and time will tell what I've achieved."

Jang said that she still has many strings to add to her bow even after a 13-year career in show business. She will continue to show them one by one in her future projects, and in the meantime she wants to take up challenges afforded to her by being single.

Chosun Ilbo

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20140921fp06.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com_21MF008_.jpgSammo Hung (second right) is overjoyed to get a visit from his wife Joyce Godenzi (center), son Jimmy Hung (second left) and his girlfriend, and daughter Stephanie Hung (right)
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The Sammo Hung Kam Bo directed and starred new film LO WAI BING (OLD GUARD) earlier shot in Heilongjiang. Lately it has been shooting on location in Vladivostok, Russia. Big Brother Big's family all came to visit the set. This time Big Brother Big called in many favors. Originally even his low spirited good brother Jackie Chan agreed to guest star, but in the end he was unable to make time to come. Speaking of Jaycee Chan's drug arrest, Big Brother Big admitted that he was very shocked after finding out. He still has not called Jackie Chan yet, as he believed that as a father he would not be pleased. He also hoped that everyone would give Cho Ming some space.

After a long hiatus from directing, Hung Kam Bo lately has been busy with the film LO WAI BING, which has already entered its wrap stage. Yesterday it shot in Vladivostock. This time the production even received the local government's support with road blocks and police to maintain order. Big Brother Big at work not only had workers holding umbrellas to provide shade for him, his wife Joyce Godenzi (Go Lai Hung), daughter Stephanie Hung Hei Yu, son Jimmy Hung Tin Cheung and his girlfriend all visited the set. Go Lai Hung and Tin Cheung's girlfriend got along famously. This time the production also booked a restaurant for the team's lunch. Hung Kam Bo's family all had rice boxes with the team ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Sandra Ng Kwan Yu and Michelle Reis (Lee Ka Yun) were invited to appear on Liza Wang Ming Chuen's talk program QUEEN'S FEAST, which taped yesterday. Kwan Yu revealed that she was busy with preparations for her new film GOLDEN DUCK (GUM NGAP) as she worked hard on finding actors. She will seek the suitable choice internationally, the soonest it will start production at the end of the month for a Lunar New Year release. She revealed that last month she went to Taiwan for research. She said, "I went to a duck (gigolo) shop in Taiwan, actually it wasn't considered a duck shop as it was a licensed night spot. The boss came in and appeared to be exactly like (Peter) Chan Ho Sun. We were all stunned; after he left, we still laughed for a full 5 minutes. If I put this story into the film it would be too exaggerated, but it really happened in real life."


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