Friday August 1, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/irene-wan-produce-star-movie-160622594.html

 

 

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"May We Chat" actress Irene Wan revealed that her production company is currently developing a new movie which will begin filming in October.

 

According to Mingpao News, the actress, who held her 48th birthday party recently, stated that the new movie, "Love of Shangri-La", was written by the director solely for her.

 

"I will be playing a character who goes through ten years of her life, from her youth to life after marriage," said Christine. "The new character resembles me very much."

 

In regard to the lead actor, Irene said that she would most probably find a mainland actor or a new face, as most of her former co-stars now charge a huge fee.

 

"This film has a small budget, so we can't afford to pay that much," she said.

 

Meanwhile, when asked about her birthday wish, Irene, who prepared several charity donation boxes outside during her birthday party, stated, "Most of my wishes have already come true, like establishing my studio and helping more children with medical issues."

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Friday August 1, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/donnie-yen-relieved-no-one-hurt-during-fire-161117726.html

 

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 Martial arts actor Donnie Yen expressed his thoughts about the fire that broke out at the two West Auckland filming studios in New Zealand, where he was currently filming his Hollywood movie "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II – The Green Destiny".

 

According to Oriental Daily News, the actor, who was resting in his hotel room when the news broke out, said that he was at ease upon hearing that no one was injured but was unable to rest because of it.

 

"It is truly tragic that both studios were burnt. But I hope from now on everything will go on smoothly," said Donnie, adding that he commuted between the two studios for practices every day.

 

The actor also assured that the production has not been affected by the fire, since they were working in a different studio.

 

More than 60 fire-fighters were called in and it took them three hours to put out the fire that broke out at the Henderson Valley Road on 31 July.

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Friday August 1, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: AppleDaily / Oriental Daily News
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums

 

 

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Previously, Lily Ho was reported to be in a "grandfather-daughter" relationship with 76 year old Lam Kin Ming, but actually her real Mr. Right is "prince of Sai Kung", artiste Hinson Chow. Apple Daily spotted the two on a date at the movies and kissing intimately in the car. Apparenlty, the two have already been dating for a month. Yesterday, Hinson Chow accepted a phone interview and directly admitted it: "I am serious!" He heavily praised Lily as a filial and ambitious girl: "Lily is a great girl, very filial, not like what people say about her." Lily Ho is accused of being greedy for money, he replied: "That's definitely not true. When we go out, we are very casual. We will eat wherever we end up going. Feels very comfortable dating her!" The newspaper also called Lily Ho to ask for confirmation of their relationship, she expressed that she would not respond, and hung up. The night before, Lily Ho and Hinson Chow attended the celebration party for "Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk" in Wan Chai. When Lily was asked about the rumours of the "grandfather-daughter" relationship, she expressed that she actively goes out with other male friends, and suddenly mentioned Hinson Chow. She exposed that the two went out to eat together the other day. 

The two already knew each other when they competed on "The Voice of the Stars". A source exposed that at the time, they already had feelings for each other. It wasn't until approximately half a year ago, when Hinson broke up with his ex-girlfriend, Jenny Xu, that he and Lily started getting closer. 

Afterwards, when the two cooperated on "Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk", the rumours ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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_01MI013_.jpgcourtesy of mingpao.com20140801fp07.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com0801-00282-048b1.jpg?t=1406839511828Gao Yuanyuan only loves her husband Mark Chao in real life0801-00282-048b2.jpg?t=1406839503737Nicholas Tse and Gao Yuanyuan have great chemistry and frequent interaction
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The film BUT ALWAYS (YUT SUN YUT SAI) will open on September 5. The film yesterday held a "Romantic Qixi" press conference in Beijing. Director Zou XIan attended with leads Nicholas Tse Ting Fung and Gao Yuanyuan. The press conference was decorated like the Beijing location where the leads fell in love. Ting Fung and Yunayuan brought back the "Beijing style hook up" as they rode a bicycle together.

Wishing lovers a Happily Ever After on the eve of Qixi, Ting Fung humorously said that speaking of a lifetime, Yuanyuan should be more convincing than him. "After all that has happened over the years, my understanding of love from when I was younger to now is already different. When I was young I feel I have to have it, now I feel OK with blessing it from afar." He alos gave a special blessing to the newlywed Yuanyuan. "A lifetime just started, so do the difficulties."

In addition, Ting Fung put in quite an effort in Beijing as he lost weight like mad within 20 days to reach his ideal condition. His "six pack abdominal muscles" have already been unveiled earlier, thus he has been called "Tse Wet Chest" online.

To coordinate with the upcoming Qixi, the leads even gave away a giant size card to send their well wishes in advance. When asked how they would spend Qixi, Yuanyuan said that she has already prepared a gift and would give a ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Barbara Wong Chun Chun directed, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Ivy Chen and Fiona Sit Hoi Kei starred film GIRLS will soon open. Yue Man Lok earlier promoted at Central with Wong Chun Chun. Lok Jai revealed that in the film he played a nice guy. Although he did not say much, he was very attentive and sweet. He even claimed that in real life he was also a nice guy!

With scenes with Ivy Chen only in the film, Lok Jai said that they first met at a karaoke box. In the story they did not know each other, but Ivy Chen went to the wrong room and mistook him for someone. "With other people, they would have left. I played with her all night." He continued that in the film he would buy a variety of breakfast for Ivy Chen to choose and do a lot of attentive things. Would he be just as romantic in real life? Lok Jai admitted, "Once I deliberately flew to New York to have breakfast with my girlfriend. Then I flew away. It probably was very surprising. If even that had no surprise then I would be in trouble. However when I got there I was afraid to see her with someone else. Luckily she wasn't." Has she run into any girlfriend who asked about his family in real life? Lok Jai joked that if he did not ask her back he would be fine. If he truly run into that he would pretend to be poor and ask her for money ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Irene Wan Bik Ha two nights ago held her birthday party to celebrate her 48th birthday. Irene two nights ago put charity donation boxes and her charity photo book outside for sale. Her husband Ho Cho Kwong and her co-star Rainky Wai Yu Yui attended. She has been receiving birthday wishes since last week, she thanked Heaven for treating her very well.

As for birthday wish, she pointed out that many wishes have already come true like helping even more Mainland children with medical treatment. Her film office will start work on a new film LOVE OF SHANGRI-LA in October.

Irene said that the director wrote the film for her. She would play the character for ten years from her youth to after marriage. She felt that the character resembled her. This year is also her tenth wedding anniversary. She really liked the life and death romance and hoped that it would be able to move viewers. As for lead actor choices, Irene said that many of her former co-stars now have "astronomical" salaries. Thus she would find a Mainland actor and probably a new face because this film will be a small budget production.

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"The Strongest in the Universe" Donnie Yen Chi Tan is in Auckland, New Zealand for the Yuen Woo Ping directed Hollywood film CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON 2, which yesterday morning ran into trouble as the studio had a four alarm fire. Two studios were engulfed in flames and the damage was estimated to be over 10 million.

Reportedly, Yen Chi Tan commuted between the two studios for shoots and practices everyday. When the fire took place Chi Tan just completed the day's shoot and returned to the hotel. In less than three hours the studio was on fire and Chi Tan luckily was spared. When he heard that the studio was on fire, he immediately asked his assistant to check if any worker or actor was injured. When he learned that there was no casualty he breathed a sigh of relief, but he could not sleep due to the tragedy.

Chi Tan said, "When I learned that no one was hurt I was much more at ease, but it truly is tragic that both studios were burnt. I can only console myself and say that fire burns thriving ground. I hope from now on everything will go smoothly and thrive. My hotel is only around half a hour from the studio. Everyday I would go to the shoot and the studio next door to work out and practice." Chi Tan continued, the production has not been affected. When he returned to another studio at the location, many firefighters were still on hand. He ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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0801-00282-033b1.jpg?t=1406859197974Jeana Ho gives her all to play the third party0801-00282-033b2.jpg?t=1406859164779Jeana Ho gains 16 pounds on her own for her new film0801-00282-033b3.jpg?t=1406859161304Jeana Ho says that the all women cast could not be friendlier
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Film star Jeana Ho Pui Yu just finished the film SPECIAL FEMALE FORCE (LAT GAING BA WONG FA) in Malaysia and jumped into another new film SIU JEH YAU SUM as soon as she returned to Hong Kong. In the film Jeana, Philip Keung Ho Man and Jacquelin Chong Si Man performed a "triangle mistake". Playing the third party, she gave her all and sent the wife Chong Si Man retreating. "The director told me that I had to perform like a tiger; very ambitious, flashing teeth and claws at Brother Black, it was quite a test of my acting ability. (Have you been in a love triangle in real life?) An ex ran into the previous girlfriend, she kept calling and texting him. Although in the end we didn't break up over this, at the time I really was unhappy. As a Buddhist, I would first think of others and wouldn't do anything to harm them."

While shooting in Malaysia, Jeana performed "physical labor" under the blazing sun everyday. No wonder she thought it was the "most difficult time in her career". "The team even applied to shoot on location at the national defense department military camp, but with time restrictions. That day we started working early in the morning, everyday we worked for over ten hours. Later even the producer's heart ached for us and took the initiative to give us a day off." This ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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0801-00282-045b1.jpg?t=1406852157725Fiona Sit, Mark Lui, Yang Zishan, Ivy Chen
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Music genius Mark Lui Chung Tak earlier created the theme song and film score for the film GIRLS. Earlier he went to Beijing and promoted the film with leads Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Ivy Chen, Yang Zishan and director Barbara Wong Chun Chun. Director Wong Chun Chun worked with Mark for the first time, praised him for his humor and on screen performance potential. She even planned to design a character for him in the sequel. Mark joked that he was prepared make his film debut. "I don't mind, it's just for fun. (Earlier you ballooned up, this time you are thinner again so you are grasping the chance to perform?) Lately I quit smoking and gained weight again, but no problem, I feel my humor is OK, I can play a funny character."

Speaking of the theme song that Mark created, GETTING OLD TOGETHER, he said that the three girls' experience gave him creative inspiration. "I only did the score after watching the film. Several scenes had great feelings, in particular the break up between Ivy Chen and (Wallace) Chung Han Leung was handled very well."

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Thursday July 31, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/anthony-wong-denies-problem-kenneth-ma-042300322.html

 

 

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 Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong has recently debunked rumours surrounding him since working on TVB's "Lord of Shanghai".

 

Previously, the actor, who is infamous for his unapologetic attitude, reportedly was unsatisfied with Kenneth's performance as the younger version of his character.

 

It was also reported that Anthony had a lot of issues with the production team including the script, costumes and outdoor shooting.

 

However, as reported on On CC News, the actor dismissed these rumours during an appearance at the blessing ceremony of the new series held in TVB City recently.

 

"The reports are ridiculous," said Anthony in regard to Kenneth Ma. "I don't have any scenes with him. How do you suppose I teach him?"

He also complimented the drama's costumes and expressed interest to take one home for keepsake.

 

"It's not nice to say such things. You know, I have sued people before and the other party had to pay me HKD 600,000," said the actor.

 

Meanwhile, Kenneth also denied the rumours, though added that he would not take issue with a bit of criticism from a senior star.

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