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SPL II (SAT POR LONG II) is heating up in production in Thailand. Although the climate has been rather humid and many scenes required a lot of action from the cast, they did not complain at all despite sweating bullets everyday.

Yesterday when one of the key actors Tony Jaa arrived on the set for makeup as usual, he received a call from his family that his father suddenly passed away from illness. Director Soi Cheang Po Shui, producers Wilson Yip Wai Man and Paco Wong all expressed their sorrow and sent comfort and support to Tony Jaa. Tony Jaa immediately took a few days off from the shoot and returned home that was a six hour drive away from the set. Because Tony Jaa has completed most of his action scenes and his shoot almost reached its end, Cheang Po Shui believed that the film will be completed as scheduled.

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0823-00282-041b1.jpg?t=14087553823020823-00282-028b2.jpg?t=1408755197418courtesy of on.cc_23MC012_.jpgIn WHERE ARE YOU, Karena Ng has to force a kiss on Wong Yau Nam_23MC011_.jpgSuperGirls' Heidi Lee likes mature guys, but Aaron Kwok is only her idol
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Wong Yau Nam, Karena Ng Chin Yu, Tyson Chak, Heidi Lee Ching Yi and director Benny Lau Wai Hung attended the film WHERE ARE YOU (WONG KA YUN)'s wrap banquet. Finishing two films in three months Ng Chin Yu said that she felt a great sense of satisfaction. In September she will work on a Lunar New Year film.

Raymond Lam Fung has already officially left TVB, reportedly she hoped for him to be in the same company and sign with Raymond Wong Pak Ming. Chin Yu said that she had no opinion on which company her boyfriend would sign with. He and her boss were very familiar and they were working together before he even knew her. Speaking of couple jobs in the same company, Chin Yu admitted that she was afraid that she would be embarrassed and acting was very hard with her boyfriend. She felt that she did not need to bring up her relationship for work. In this film she and Yau Nam had a kiss scene. She said, "Originally the director on the first take said that we only needed to touch, but in the second take I had to force a kiss on Yau Nam. I was very shy and had to take the initiative. This time I gave up my first on screen kiss." Yet Wong Yau Nam denied that Chin Yu initiated the forced kiss ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming) and Ko Chen-Tung earlier was arrested in Beijing on drug charges and are still detained. Reportedly Cho Ming in order to save himself sold out his friends and provided a list of 120 show business "drug friends" to Public Security, making his friend Chen Bo-Lin keep his distance from both, say that he knew about their drug use and stressed that he did not participate. Yesterday the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau clarified on Weibo that the 120 artist drug user list was a rumor; Cho Ming's manager also issued a statement that Cho Ming did not sell out his friends. It also pointed out that he has already met with his lawyers. He was only concerned with his parents and friends' conditions. He absolutely has not betrayed his friends.

The Beijing police yesterday responded to the rumor. "The Beijing police ultimately insists on facts for evidence, uses the laws as its guideline and strictly investigate every case according to the laws."

Cho Ming's manager issued a statement on social media.

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SINGAPORE: Very often, people think that celebrities lead carefree lives, but Taiwan actor-singer Aaron Yan says that they actually lead a life filled with constraints.

“You have to watch what you say and consider a lot of things before speaking. In the entertainment industry, you can’t just do what you want,” said Yan.

That’s also why he loved playing Lu Tian Xing, an arrogant advertising genius who falls for the lovable Tao Le Si (Tia Li), when he disguises himself as the easy-going Xiao Lu to work in her advertising agency, in the new drama Fall in Love With Me.

“Lu Tian Xing is cocky, a little bit like Tony Stark (in Iron Man). I like playing Lu because I can be free. I’m not under anyone’s control. As Tian Xing, I can make sarcastic remarks or freely insult people. Not that I want to do that in real life of course! I just like the feeling of being free!”

The affable 27-year-old star said playing the warm, optimistic Xiao Lu had also been a very interesting experience.

“Unlike the old me, Xiao Lu is a positive person. He won’t let failure get him down. I used to be easily affected by negative things that happen in my life. Xiao Lu’s positive outlook on life rubbed off on me. I’m more positive now,” explained Yan, flashing a dazzling smile.

He added that he has changed a lot since he first made his showbiz debut about a decade ago.

“In the past, I knew what I wanted to achieve but I didn’t know how to work towards it. I’d complain about not getting to sing the good songs, or not getting picked by producers for roles I wanted. I blamed other people, but I didn’t reflect on it and prepare myself so that I could go ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Kim Jun-su, a member of the boy group JYJ, is building a hotel on Jeju Island, which will open its doors to guests next month.

“Kim dreamed about constructing a special hotel while travelling on world tours as a member of JYJ,” said Kim’s agency, CJes Entertainment.

The agency added that the building will include an outdoor venue to host concerts and events, as well as an outdoor pool that will be open throughout the year. The overall design is inspired by the romantic architectural style of the Tuscany region in Italy.

The Jeju Toscana Hotel is also named after the Italian region. It was built in Seogwipo in an area larger than 20,000 square meters (4.9 acres), has four stories above ground, 61 guest rooms and four villas with private pools. The hotel plans to add about 200 more rooms in the future, too.

“With the proceeds from the hotel, I want to support people in need, by maybe providing money for heating or air-conditioning,” the singer said. “I feel like my dream has come true as I really like the design of the new hotel, and I think this is the new challenge I’m taking.”

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Seo-hyun of Girls' Generation graduated from Dongguk University with a degree in theater.

In a graduation ceremony held in Seoul on Thursday, Seo-hyun received a special award for successfully completing her studies with outstanding results, and for promoting the school here and overseas through the spread of her fame and K-pop. She entered the school in 2010.

Meanwhile, she will soon meet her fans as a member of Taetiseo, the unit group of Girls' Generation, which debuted in April 2012.

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 The star agencies of Korean actors Lee Jong-suk and Park Shin-hye said Thursday that they were still undecided about accepting SBS’ offer to star the new drama “Pinocchio.”

“We did get an offer (to star in ‘Pinocchio’) but ‘Pinocchio’ is one of the many works being considered,” Lee’s agency Wellmade Entertainment told a local news outlet.

Similarly, Park’s agency Salt Entertainment said, “We received an offer and are looking into it. … Nothing is for sure at the moment.”

“Pinocchio” portrays the toils and romance of news reporters on the social news desk.

The drama will air from November, following the conclusion of SBS’ two Wednesday-Thursday evening dramas -- “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” starring Jo In-sung and Gong Hyo-jin, and the upcoming “My Lovely Girl,” starring singer-actors Krystal of f(x) and Rain.


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Bridging the fashion and Kpop worlds together, YG Entertainment and fashion brand Louis Vuitton have held hands.

On August 20, YG Entertainment announced that the company has received an investment from Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH)′s private equity fund group, L Capital Asia.

YG Entertainment explained that in order to obtain the working funds of 61.5 billion won, it will issue new stocks to increase capital for L Capital Asia.

For future development and business advancements, YG Entertainment decided to issue new stocks to increase its capital.

The issued stocks equal to 1,359,699 preferred shares, which is priced at 44,000 won each, and amounts to a 8.3 percent equity stake in YG Entertainment.

As the private equity fund of LVMH, L Capital Asia mostly invests in companies in Asia.

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Shortly after the return of formerly enlisted K-pop star Lee Teuk, the members of Super Junior are not only gearing up for their upcoming “Super Show 6” series, but will also be dropping their seventh full studio album “Mamacita” next month.

According to a press release from SM Entertainment on Thursday, Super Junior will be dropping its new album on Sept. 1, more than two years after the release of the group’s previous “Sexy, Free & Single” sixth album.

Although last year the group released two J-pop EPs, the upcoming album will mark the act’s first local release since the single “Spy,” which came out shortly after Super Junior’s sixth album in 2012.

The group is slated to perform its newest singles prior to the album’s release via KBS “Music Bank” next week on Aug. 29, followed by performances on MBC’s “Music Core” and SBS “Inkigayo” on Aug. 30 and 31, respectively.

Officials at SM Entertainment also unveiled a teaser image of the group, where the 10 members sport Wild West attire, dressed in vests and cowboy hats.

Following the group’s televised promotional performances, Super Junior will hold three concerts from Sept. 19-21 in Seoul as part of the official launch of the act’s “Super Show 6” world tour.

The world tour also marks a special feat for the veteran K-pop stars, as the upcoming Sept. 21 performance in Seoul will be the international Super Show concert series’ 100th show since it first launched in 2008.

The Super Show series has thus far included three Asia tours and two world tours, attracting more than 1.3 million K-pop fans in total.

The upcoming Super Show 6 three-day Seoul run will be held at the Indoor Stadium at Jamil Sports Complex. After their local performances, the members will head to China, Japan and Taiwan as well as other ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Taiwanese actor is willing to cooperate with relevant authorities to prove his innocence





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Taiwanese actor Chen Bo Lin, who is a good friend of both Jaycee Chan and Kai Ko, has been widely speculated to be embroiled in the drug case that is reported to involve at least 120 celebrities. In response, Bo Lin's company stated that the artiste is willing to cooperate with relevant authorities to prove his innocence.

After news of the drug case broke, Bo Lin expressed concern for his buddies on Weibo: 'Everyone makes mistakes. I pray for the best.'

Apart from taking up the Ice Bucket Challenge, the In Time with You star has since kept a low profile. Bo Lin, the ambassador of a Chinese green tea brand, was scheduled to attend a fan meet in Hefei, China this weekend. However, the organiser has pulled the plug on the event quoting 'unforeseen circumstances'.

The official announcement read: 'Due to unforeseen circumstances, the fan meet originally planned to be held at Hefei Anhui Grand Theatre on Aug 23 has been cancelled. We deeply apologise for any inconvenience caused.'

While speaking to reporters, a representative from Bo Lin's company said that recent reports and public pressure have taken a toll on the artiste's well-being. 'We hope the media will refrain from excessive speculation. Thank you for the concern,' he added.



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