Friday April 18, 2014 Hong Kong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Friday April 18, 2013 Hong Kong
Source: The Sun
Translated by: R.E.D@

"Good News" newspaper reported this morning that Nicholas Tse made an MV earlier, apart from having Faye Wong, May and Jay Chou in the MV, he himself posed as a boy band member. It seemed he is ready to go back to the music industry. Mani Fok, his manager expressed that Nicholas did have a chance to sing the theme song for the movie "For a life time" and "12 Feng flaovors" for the company. he said "The company want to help him to produce an EP. (How about a concert?) Nicholas has work schedule till end of next year!" On another note, ex- wife Cecilia Cheung was in a life show in the mainland the other day, she was showing her acting skill and she did it so well that she gained so much applaud from the audience.

Musician Eric Kwok, on the other hand accepted a radio interview yesterday. He revealed that he will hold a concert in mid July. It is well known that he gets on well with everybody, he expressed that Eason Chan, Joey Yung, Yumiko Cheng and Edmond Leung will show their support. When asked if Nicholas Tse will appear and how about Cecilia Cheung? He replied"They will be invited, but I can't tell if they will attend together!"

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Kung Fu star Jackie Chan has announced he will co-star with a Hollywood A-lister in the historical epic "Dragon Blade" (TIAN JIANG XIONG SHI). But he remained discreet about the name of his opposite. Chinese media have locked on Mel Gibson to be the one.

The film will be directed by Daniel Lee, who also directed "Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon". The film tells a story about Roman soldiers lost in ancient China.

A lot of action scenes can be expected. Chan said he has been preparing the film for more than seven years. He was inspired by the documented evidence of Roman descendants and Roman ruins in Liqian village in northwest China's Gansu province during the Han Dynasty. Chan said the film will have a record-breaking budget for China.

The investment reaches two-billion-yuan, about 320 million US dollars. Investors include Beijing Cultural Assets Chinese Film & Television Fund, Huayi Brothers and Shanghai Film Group.

Dragon Blade is scheduled for global release in 3D IMAX in China and international markets on Chinese Lunar New Year's Day next year.


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When one is asked to define Cha Seung-won as an actor, the first thing that comes to mind is the 2011 megahit romantic-comedy “Greatest Love.” Cha’s character Jin Dok-go helped shape his reputation as the “King of rom-com,” but at the same time, Cha seemed thirsty for change.

Yesterday, a 30-second teaser video clip of Cha’s new film “High Heel” was revealed on YouTube. Dressed in a classic black suit, the 43-year-old hinted that his new work will be an action film.

In the film, Cha teamed up with celebrity filmmaker Jang Jin, who he worked with in the 2007 film “My Son.” Jang also wrote the recent play “December: Unfinished Song,” which follows Korea’s legendary folk singer Kim Kwang-seok’s story. He also produced Saturday Night Live Korea from 2011-12.

In the film Cha will play a detective who encounters a mysterious situation.

In addition, he will also be back on the small screen in SBS’s new drama series “You are Surrendered.” By no coincidence, he plays a veteran police officer at Gangnam Police Precinct in southern Seoul, where he will guide the fledgling detectives Lee Seung-gi and Go A-ra.

While “High Heel” will be released in the latter part of the year, he will first return to the television by the end of April.

JoongAng Daily

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