_31MC004_.jpgcourtesy of mingpao.com0731-00282-046b1.jpg?t=1406751110615Choi Si-Won, Shawn Dou and Eddie Peng enjoy the roast pig0731-00282-046b2.jpg?t=1406751101029Wang 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)

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0731-00282-025b1.jpg?t=1406752078896The director praises Ivy Chen for not acting up during her nude scene0731-00282-025b2.jpg?t=14067520560720731-00282-025b3.jpg?t=1406752023427The heartbroken Ivy Chen decides to go for a swim out of the blue0731-00282-025b4.jpg?t=1406752020611Ivy 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)

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_31MC007_.jpg_31MC006_.jpgcourtesy of mingpao.com20140731fp03.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com0731-00282-012b1.jpg?t=1406751785586Anjaylia Chan and Evelyn Choi0731-00282-012b2.jpg?t=1406751779304Producer 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)

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_31MC005_.jpgcourtesy of mingpao.com20140731fp06.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com0731-00282-015b1.jpg?t=1406751551142Louis Koo and Miriam Yeung like the five child actors very much0731-00282-015b2.jpg?t=1406751547334Goo Jai treats the children to ice cream0731-00282-015b3.jpg?t=1406751424809Philip 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)

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Wednesday July 30, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/angela-tong-says-friends-comfort-her-over-ugly-033000898.html






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.

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Wednesday July 30, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/eason-chan-denies-retirement-rumour-034500130.html






Eason Chan's manager, Katie, recently dismissed rumours of the singer's early retirement.


According to Sina's Daily News, previously, the singer sparked speculations with his statement during a show. "I still have two more albums before my contract [with Universal] expires. I really want to rest after I'm done. Or more correctly, I don't want to work."


The statement, coupled with Eason's recent confession that he is suffering from bipolar disorder, convinced fans that he has decided to retire from showbiz.


However, Katie recently dismissed such rumours, saying that Eason only meant that he would slow his showbiz activities down after working so hard in recent years.


"As his manager, I want to say that Eason hopes to explore different artistic elements after his contract expires. He just wants to rest, not retire," she added.

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Wednesday July 30, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/eddie-cheung-wins-best-actor-again-035000027.html






After winning Best Actor at the San Diego IndieFest back in June, it was revealed that actor Eddie Cheung has won the title yet again at the La Jolla Accolade Global Film Competition.


According to Oriental Daily News, the actor, who was awarded for his role in the ghost movie "Twilight Online", expressed his surprise at the news, "My original intention was only to support new directors. I never thought about winning awards."


"I picked the horror genre this time around because I wanted to experience working on such film and test my own courage," he added.


Thanking everybody for their love and support, Eddie said that he will strive to make more quality films in the long run.


"Maybe I have found my true calling and should film more ghost movies instead," the actor joked.


Meanwhile, Eddie revealed that he is currently filming another movie in Xian.

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Wednesday July 30, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/joyce-cheng-lose-weight-only-wedding-day-040200548.html






After deciding to discontinue efforts to be skinny and instead decides on being comfortable with her current body image, Joyce Cheng revealed that she has no plans to go on a diet, that is until her wedding day comes.


As reported on Hong Kong's On CC News, the actress, who attended an event in Sha Tin recently, laughed when asked about her diet routine. "I won't try to lose weight, unless I need to look good in my wedding gown."


The "Hot Madam" actress also added that she would rather not date someone who has issues with her weight, saying, "You should never judge a person by their physical appearance. A good character would last longer."


Joyce also extends her congratulations to ex-boyfriend Mark Ryan, whose baby will be born soon.


"I have not been in contact with him for quite some time and only learned about it through the news," she said.


Asked when her turn will be, Joyce replied that she is in no rush to get married. "I will be ready whenever the partner is ready."

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"Shades of Life" criticised for distorting Hong Kong's image

Wednesday July 30, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/shades-life-criticised-distorting-hong-kongs-image-060300244.html






 TVB has recently received a huge amount of complaints over their new weekly drama, "Shades of Life".


As reported on HK Channel, the Hong Kong Communications Authority revealed that it has received more than 1500 reports last week from viewers, including complaints about the series' misleading contents, inaccurate portrayal, low programme quality, as well as undermining Hong Kong's image to the international audiences.


The TVB show, which dedicates itself in reflecting the Hong Kong society, was slammed for demonising the citizens and distorting the societal values instead.


Among the critics of the new show is director Pang Ho Cheung of "Vulgaria" fame, who wrote in his Facebook, "I was watching "Shades of Life" last night. It was frivolous and childish, as well as cheap and pretentious."


Asked to comment on the heavy criticism, TVB Deputy Director of External Affairs Tsang Sing Ming stated, "The series truly reflect the issues in Hong Kong. Regardless of who is right and who is wrong, we hope to have everybody to care for our society."


Mr. Tsang added that its producer, Franklin Wong, has already expected some backlash from a segment of the society when showing the true reality of the situation.

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Wednesday July 30, 2014 Hong Kong

Credits: to hyn5 @ http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com



TVB artiste Kenneth Ma and "Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain" actors Lin Xia Wei, Raymond Cho, Ngo Ka Nin, etc. went to TVB City to record the programme "Big Boys Club". Kenneth, who is currently filming "Lord of Shanghai", expressed that he has gotten tanned due to filming the series. His role only has ten episodes, mainly serving as a foil to the seniors, such as Anthony Wong, etc. The filming process is also not considered too labourious, so there are no complaints.

When asked whether he had action scenes, he said, "Yes, the story is about Shanghai gangsters, so there is fighting, assassination, etc. scenes...will film in Shanghai first; filming more non-action scenes in Hong Kong. (Unforgettable scenes?) Assassination and chasing scenes are also unforgettable. (No pressure?) This time, my attitude is more relaxed. Firstly, not labourious when going to work...would not always not have enough sleep, and the seniors are also very nice".

He also said that he has not gotten heatstroke from filming outside because the role is a poor person...the costumes are rather thin. However, when mentioning that he is extremely wealthy in real life, also going to look at flats, he said, "Cheap has cheap to look at, and expensive has expensive to look at. Now, have always been looking at whether there is a suitable one. Will not buy those hundred-some-square-foot ones. I have to live with my parents. (Buy a bigger one to include a partner to live with?) Have not thought about getting married. If I were to, would also buy a bigger one, but if thinking about two people's world, [decide] when it comes".

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