Apr 21 2014
I am very happy that Pang Ho Cheung's new film ABERDEEN (HEUNG GONG JAI) will be officially released on May 8. In comparison to his past work, he indeed has handed in different homework. ABERDEEN kept his usual mischief but added a mature stability. In the film a small Hong Kong family's complicated yet intricate relationships were on display, and uncovered the Chinese society's reservation and conservatism gave life to and sustained family problems.
ABERDEEN's background of the 80's Hong Kong. Through three generations of the Cheng family's seemingly smooth sailing and comfortable lives, each person's hidden scars and darkness during their growth were brought out and in turn brought release and understanding through each of their growing experience.
In the film Louis Koo Tin Lok and I played a seemingly perfect couple, but actually the couple was not completely at peace. My character Kwok Yan Yan was a famous model whose career fluctuated in the circle. As soon as new comers threatened her she lost her confidence and value of existence. Although she had a happy family she felt lost. Also because her daughter did not resemble her parents and was not pretty, Goo Jai suspected that his daughter might not be his and brought up the past that he was ashamed of.
I considered it a reunion with Goo Jai who played my husband. The last time we worked together was already LOVE ON THE ROCKS (LUEN CHING GO GUP) 10 years ago. At the time we often played couples in our films. This time we finally got a promotion, being married with children. Perhaps because of this relationship, I felt that now Goo Jai whether professionally or personally was ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Apr 21 2014
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Eliza SamAnjaylia Chan, Carman Lee
Gloria Yip and Alvina Kong pose with their counterparts. Kandy Wong, Gloria YipAlvina Kong, Annice Wucourtesy of on.cccourtesy of singtao.comAngie Cheong, Flora Chan, Carman Lee, Rachel Lee, Fennie Yuen, Gloria Yip, Alvina KongCarman Lee gives a birthday kiss to Eric TsangEveryone celebrates producers Eric Tsang and Joe Chan's birthdaysJoe Cheng and Rachel Lee have a kiss scene that leaves everyone in awecourtesy of mingpao.com
TVB series M CLUB (NUI YUN KUI LOK BO) two nights ago held the "M Club Premiere". The ladies Angie Choeng Wai Yee, Rachel Lee Lai Chun, Alvina Kong Yun Yin, even Fennie Yuen Kit Ying dressed provocatively for the occasion. They celebrates producers Eric Tsang Chi Wai and Joe Chan Wai Koon's birthdays. Carman Lee Yeuk Tung, Gloria Yip Wan ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
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Ada Choi of course invites her friend Monica Chan to the celebration
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Ada Choi Siu Fun's husband Max Zhang Jin won the Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actor. That night she shed tears of joy and felt proud of her husband. Two nights ago she and her friends Monica Chan Fat Yung, Lai Mei Han, Mary Hon Ma Lei and her husband as well as her daughters Chor Yi and Shun Yi celebrated with Zhang Jin. Aside from Zhang Jin's award, they also had a cake with Zhang Jin's THE GRANDMASTER character.
"Tonight I had an extremely beautiful and extremely happy night, tears, laughter, kisses that I would savor again and again! I have family, friends, love in my life. I want to say, thank you God! Everything came from God! Aside from being grateful, I am only grateful!"
Apr 21 2014
Steven Ma exposing "flesh earn money"
Sunday April 20, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: The Sun
Translated by: R.E.D@http://asianuniverse.net/forums/
Steven Ma and Fala Chan collaborate to record a new song together for the first time . In fact, they have been very close to each other having "brother- sister" relationship. Therefore, this time, they are not singing love song and the song they are recording is about "brother- sister" love. When Steven asked Fala to invest in this venture, he slipped out from his tongue, saying that "It's flesh earn money" making everybody wonder if he is earning money on the side using his body.
Yesterday Steven and Fala were in Tsuen Wan filming the MV for "Non Love feeling". Steven pointed out that the song of the MV is about them, the story depicts their "brother- sister" relationship . "I told the director, I want to sing a song with my feeling towards Fala. We have collaborated four times with in TV series, we were brother and sister twice, it was so heart warming. In fact, in real life, I call her 'sis' and she calls me 'Ah Gor'." Fala said although she hasn't produced a record for two years, she continues practicing singing. When asked if they will collaborate again, Fala stated that Ah Gor has so many TV series scrips lining up. Steven therefore suggested she invested her money with him, but Fala smiled and declined, saying "I don't have money for investment, it's "sweat and blood money!", Steven quickly said, "my money is flesh earn money" , making everybody thinks he has job on the side, Steven quickly corrected it by saying "What I meant was my money is my sweat and blood too!"
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Apr 20 2014
Korean TV channels are canceling entertainment shows to show their condolences to the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster that happened Wednesday morning.
Public broadcaster MBC yesterday decided to cancel all of its weekend entertainment shows, including live music program “Music Core” and reality shows “We Got Married” and “Infinite Challenge.” They were originally scheduled for today.
MBC will instead screen the documentary film “Hello?! Orchestra” at 5 p.m. The rest of the agenda will be used to deliver the latest breaking news.
Sunday reality shows “Dad, Where Are You Going?” and “Real Men” on MBC are also being postponed, but the weekend drama “Jang Bori Has Come!” and “Hotel King” will air as usual.
Music programs of other public broadcasters such as KBS’s “Music Bank” and SBS’s “Inkigayo” will not be aired, and cable channels Mnet and tvN are halting shows such as “M Countdown,” “Grandpas over Flower,” “SNL Korea” and “Comedy Big League.”
“It is an unwritten rule in the business to not broadcast entertaining shows when such a big tragedy happens,” said one industry insider. “It was a similar situation in 2010 with the Cheonan case.”
Apr 20 2014
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Simon Yam Tat Wa accepted a Cable television interview to promote his new film THE ICEMAN 3D (3D BING FUNG HUP: CHUNG SUN JI MOON). He had few fight scenes in the film as he carried a gun for most of it. He joked, '(Donnie) Yen Chi Tan is afraid that I fight better than him!"
Yam Tat Wa admired how demanding Yen Chi Tan was about action scene. One scene that was shot on the Changbai Mountain was completed under the danger of the cold and an avalanche. "I can't take the cold because I have less body fat. On the twenty degrees Celsius below zero Changbai mountain it was even worse." Yam Tat Wa after making THE ICEMAN became very afraid of the cold. He even chose hot beverages. He joked, "I hope there won't be THE ICEMAN 3!"
Speaking of the Ching Ma Bridge gun fight, because the government did not approve an actual location shoot the team in the end had to construct a set to complete it. Brother Wa lamented that making a movie in Hong Kong had many restrictions, in turn increasing the production cost.
Apr 20 2014
First Stop: Funeral
Jacky Cheung helped manager Chan Suk Fun out of the hall
Second stop: Hong Kong ColiseumThird Stop: cremation (Diamond Hill Crematorium)
Fourth stop: cleansing banquet (Whampoa). Daugher Cheung Lai Fong arrived with family and declined any interview.courtesy of singtao.comCheung Yiu Wing's eldest son Cheung Wing Hong did a lap inside the Hong Kong Coliseum with his father's photo to honor his contribution to the Hong Kong music scenePallbearers like Aaron Kwok, George Lam and Jacky Cheung personally sent Uncle Yiu Wing on his final journeyFamily bowed at the Hong Kong Coliseum. At the altar were Cheung Yiu Wing's favorite: mango and colaCheung Yiu Wing's original wife Law Kwai Chu and second wife Chan Yuet Kwai need assistance ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Apr 20 2014
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Steven Ma Chun Wai and Fala Chen yesterday afternoon worked on their music video FEI LUEN JI CHING (LOVE OF NON ROMANCE). They played with a baby and a puppy. They also invited friend Brian Wong Chak Fung to help. Ma Jai said that singing a duet with Fala has been both of their dreams for many years. When he was planning his new record he made it come true. The song expressed "sibling love". Although they were not actual siblings, they might not have romance. He told his producer about his idea and this song was written. He and Fala have worked together on many series, in two of which she played his younger sister so they were as close as siblings.
They hoped to have other collaboration in the future. Fala revealed that Ma Jai had many scripts on his hand. Ma Jai said that he had to find a boss to invest as he had no money. He jokingly asked Fala to invest, Fala laughed and replied, "I don't have any more! Mine is hard earned money!" Ma Jai quickly said, "Mine is skin and flesh money, no, I mean blood and sweat money." Ma Jai said that Fala was very busy. He wanted to ask her to perform with him on tour but she did not have time. Fala revealed that she could not do anything about the schedule clash because she took the Dayo Wong Tsz Wa and Ronald Cheng Chung Kei starred film CHEUNG PO JAI.
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Director Wilson Chin Kwok Wai two nights ago in Taipei led "Inch Mouth Barbie" Ha Wai Yu, Chicken Cutlet Girl, Ya Tou and other actors to attend their new film ONE NIGHT IN TAIPEI (TOI BUT YEH PO TUEN TUEN SUEN)'s wrap banquet. Chicken Cutlet Girl and Ha Wai Yu both appeared with pushed up busts. Their Taiwan co-stars and rivals Sophia Wang and Sharon Hui were both absent.
After earlier hinting that Sophia Wang's chest might be added on on facebook, Chicken Cutlet Girl said, "I never said who, it was online speculation. I am seeking benefits for women. I hope she can answer, how to develop for a second time at age 30."
Mingpao Interview – Angie Cheong learns the meaning of true love from adopted son: “No more regrets in life”
Apr 20 2014
Source: Mingpao Weekly, Issue 2370
Article originally published 4/11/2014
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(Original interview written by MP veteran reporter Wang Man Ling 汪曼玲)
When she started her acting career back in 1993, Angie Cheong (張慧儀) portrayed a lot of ‘sex symbol’ roles, both in television as well as film. In 2003, she was involved in a relationship dispute with her (now ex) boyfriend, which caused her to leave Hong Kong and settle in Beijing instead. After 10 years of working abroad, Angie returned to HK once again in 2013 to film new TVB series
For today’s interview, Angie brought along her adopted son Hanson, who sat next to her as she chatted with me [veteran reporter Wang Man Ling]. Despite sacrificing so much for Hanson, Angie expressed that she has absolutely no regrets -- in fact, she actually finds great joy in taking care of her son and finds the entire experience very rewarding. For Angie, Hanson is definitely a gift from God.
Hanson’s impact on Angie’s life has been tremendous, to the point that she plans on opening up a special needs facility -- Angie’s Home – in the near future, with the goal of helping even more children who may need special care and attention. Through her son as well as other special needs children, Angie made an important discovery: ‘true love’ – a love that is unconditional and doesn’t ask for anything in return -- really does exist in this world! Because ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)