Tuesday August 19, 2014 Hong Kong

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Hong Kong starlet and former child actress Maggie Wong recently denied rumours claiming that she and TV personality Ray Chung are currently dating.


Rumours of the pair's romance first surfaced after the paparazzi spotted Maggie hitching a ride with Ray after an event.


That soon sparked speculations that the two of them had spent a night together and may have also been living together all this while.


However, according to Mingpao News, the 25 year-old actress, who attended the blessing ceremony of her upcoming film, "Let's Stop the War!" recently, clarified that Ray was just being a gentleman and gave her a ride home after an event that ended late at night.


"I am not dating him. We are friends who are just getting to know each other," said Maggie.


The actress also said that her parents are against the idea of a couple living together, and added, "Out of respect for them, I will not cohabit with a boyfriend before marriage."

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Tuesday August 19, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/shirley-yeung-denies-selling-beer-income-090900384.html






Hong Kong actress Shirley Yeung may have taken all kinds of gigs to pay her bills and take care of her young daughter, but she says selling beer at a mainland night market is not one of them.


As reported on Mingpao News, the actress dismissed rumours of her supposed new profession and clarified, "We were not selling beers there. The brand belongs to the organiser of an event I attended. So we distributed the beers as souvenirs at the place while performing there as well."


The actress stressed that the whole event was safe and that there were lots of other artistes who have performed at the location before her.


"I have been there several times already. It's a safe place. No strange things had happened to us and we were there only as performers," said Shirley.

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Tuesday August 19, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/sire-ma-flies-off-england-093200158.html






Following her temporary hiatus, which was enforced by TVB due to her recent racy dance clip scandal, actress Sire Ma has decided to use her time for studying instead.


As reported on Oriental Daily, the "Bullet Brain" actress was recently spotted at the Hong Kong airport and revealed that she has recently enrolled in an acting course in England and will be staying in the country for the time being.


"It will be a while," said Sire, when asked the duration of her stay. "But I will return to Hong Kong if the company gives me any work assignment. Right now, there is nothing for me to do here."


The actress, however, refused to respond to the online attacks made by her ex-lover Wang Ziqi and the latter's business partner, Laura Lee.


Meanwhile, Wang recently made another attack on Sire upon seeing her airport photos in the media. The Chinese producer scoffed at her, saying that Sire's handheld Chanel handbag was bought by her in Paris, the Burberry trench coat was her gift from Vietnam and the actress' Hermes passport holder was also paid for by her.


On the other hand, Sire's "Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles" co-star Damian Lau, showed his support for the actress' decision to continue her studies, according to Qoos News.


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Tuesday August 19, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/sammi-cheng-decided-not-children-093700527.html






Turning 42 today, Hong Kong singer-actress Sammi Cheng recently admitted that she has no plans to have a baby with long-time boyfriend, Andy Hui.


As reported on Singtao Daily, Sammi, who attended the promotional event of her latest film, "Temporary Family" with co-star Nick Cheung in Beijing on 18 August, said, "I am very certain [about not having children]. Each person's choice is different and not having one is a choice."


The actress said that she knows what suits her personality and being pregnant is not it, adding, "Taking care of a child requires heart and determination. The world now is not as simple as before. We are lacking in resources and the food and air quality is already poor."


"Moreover, I don't think I have a say in that, as things like this are destined by God. But Andy and I already have an understanding about this," she said.


However, Sammi would not reject the idea of adopting an orphan.


"Instead of having one, I might as well adopt children that nobody wants. I think that type of love is even greater," she said, and complimented Irene Wan and Angie Cheong, who both opted for adoption.

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Tuesday August 19, 2014 Hong Kong

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Artiste Kenneth Ma attended a 'Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2014' press conference as a 'celebrity voter'. He revealed that he would be paying attention to whether the contestants are calm. He prefers petite girls. He said that he is 40 years old, and it is also the time to date. Also have friends introducing girls to him, but he is not a person who falls in love at first. Need time to cultivate feelings, but indeed very busy at this stage...difficult to have time.

The event manager, Sandy Yu, expressed that Korean star Song Ji Hyo has an 80 percent chance of being a Miss Hong Kong guest...previously also looked for Ji Sung and Park Hae Jin, but unable to accommodate due to schedule problems.

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Tuesday August 19, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: BBC News Asia
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Jaycee Chan, son of Jackie Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say. Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their official microblog. Police said both men tested positive for marijuana, with more than 100 grams of the drug found at Jaycee's home. Their arrest comes amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs which has already netted several celebrity figures. Gao Hu, 40, who appeared in the 2011 Zhang Yimou film "The Flowers of War", was detained earlier this month for possession of marijuana and methamphetamines, state media said.

In June, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for "forceful measures" to tackle illegal drug use. A government anti-drug advisor told the Associated Press news agency that Chinese celebrities were being targeted because of the "huge influence" their behaviour had on "their large numbers of fans". Beijing Municipal Anti-Drug Office deputy director Jin Zhihai however, said that police were not specifically targeting celebrities. "If there is an increased crackdown on drugs, the number of celebrity offenders will also rise," he told the Beijing Times on 14 August.

Last week, 42 artist management agencies in Beijing signed an agreement with police pledging not to recruit celebrities with reported drug use problems. Jaycee Chan and Kai Ko are the latest celebrities to be netted in the high-profiled crackdown and Chinese actor Gao Hu was arrested in August for drug possession. Jaycee's father Jackie was named an official "Narcotics Control Ambassador" by Chinese police in 2009, had been put under "criminal detention" for the suspected crime of "providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs", Beijing police said. If ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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It was revealed that actor Toma Ikuta has been cast in the lead role of Yoshihiro Nakamura's upcoming live-action adaptation of Tetsuya Tsutsui's manga Yokokuhan.


Ikuta will play a man named Gates who hides his face with a mask made of newspaper and heads an organization called "Shinbunshi". Shinbunshi is responsible for a series of internet videos giving the public advance notice of crimes in which people the group deems guilty of transgressions not punishable by law are victimized.


The other members of Shinbunshi have also been revealed. Gaku Hamada will play Nobita, Ryohei Suzuki will play Kansai, and YoshiYoshi Arakawa will play Metabo


Additionally, actress Erika Toda will play Erika Yoshino, an elite inspector from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's cyber crime division who's attempting to track down the members of Shinbunshi and put a stop to their crimes.


The original manga was serialized in Shueisha's JumpX from 2011-2013. As the story progresses, Shinbunshi gradually wins over the support of the public even as they're pursued as terrorists. Meanwhile, their true motives remain a mystery to police.


Filming of "Yokokuhan" will begin this fall. A release is planned for sometime in 2015.




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Sota Fukushi and Kasumi Arimura have been cast in a live-action movie adaptation of Io Sakisaka's manga Strobe Edge directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. This marks the fourth time they've worked together, having both recently appeared in the TV dramas Amachan, Starman: Kono Hoshi no Koi, and Yowakutemo Katemasu.


Sakisaka's Strobe Edge manga was originally serialized in Bessatsu Margaret from 2007-2009 and has sold over 4.5 million copies. It's classified as a school romance story themed around the idea that everyone has an unrequited love in their life.


Arimura will play Ninako Kinoshita, a high school freshman with no experience in love. Fukushi will play Ren Ichinose, a boy from Kinoshita's school who's popular with all the girls. After Ninako meets Ren on a train during their commute home, she starts encountering him more regularly and gradually develops feelings for him. However, Ren already has an older girlfriend. While the story centers on the growing relationship of these two main characters, it also depicts several unrequited crushes involving their friends.


Additional co-stars include Yuki Yamada as Ren's popular friend Takumi Ando, Arisa Sato as Ren's girlfriend Mayuka Korenaga, Jingi Irie as Ninako's childhood friend Daiki Korenaga, and Yuina Kuroshima as younger student Mao Sugimoto.




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Kanjani8 member Maruyama Ryuhei will be taking on his first leading role in a primetime drama when he appears in the NTV Autumn 2014 drama "Jigoku Sensei Nube" which begins its run from October in the Saturdays 9pm timeslot. The drama is based on the same titled manga by Makura Sho and Okano Takeshi that was serialised between 1993 and 1999. Maruyama will play the role of a senior high school teacher by the name of Nueno Meisuke who uses his supernatural powers to protect his students from evil spirits. Even though he is clumsy most of the time, he is well-liked by his students and his left hand is nicknamed "Oni no Te" for its power to ward off evil spirits. Co-stars include Kiritani Mirei, Hayami Mokomichi, Yamamoto Mizuki and Takahashi Hideki.




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Sawajiri Erika's Spring 2014 drama "First Class" will be making its return in just three months since it ended in June with its sequel due to be shown in the Autumn 2014 drama. The FujiTV drama will also enjoy an elevation in status from late night on Saturday to primetime at 10pm on Wednesdays.

The sequel "First Class 2" will feature Yoshinari Chinami (Sawajiri) who has become a new designer at a fashion brand but the people who will attempt to stop her climb to the top will be changed. Nonetheless, cast members from the first series including Sasaki Nozomi, Nanao and Itaya Yuka will make appearances in the new drama although details have not been finalised. Sawajiri expressed her happiness at being able to work on this drama again and revealed that her character will also become an evil woman in order to overcome her enemies who will be even more malicious and powerful than those in the original series.




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