Jul 28 2014
Sunday July 27, 2014 Hong Kong
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Kenneth Ma and Selena Li, this golden boy and jade girl, frequently collaborate, acting as a couple in many series, even recently reuniting in the TVB series "Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain". Although there are non-stop sparks, with many topics on and off screen, the two both emphasized that there was never any spark, and also said that they are not in rush to date, even mutually exposing many secrets in the interview!
Love at First Sight
Kenneth and Selena, who collaborated again in "Ghost", have already been an onscreen couple five times, already officially collaborating in the TVB series "The Herbalist's Manual" in 2004. Both already had a good impression of each other when meeting for the first time. Selena even revealed that Kenneth 'fell in love' with her a few times!
Kenneth: "Initially, thought that she was a pretty girl...also petite and dainty. I like petite girls. I think that she is very suitable for filming ancient--not saying that her modern is not pretty".
Selena: "Back then, he did not sweet talk as much as now...very quiet. He is a guy who is very enthusiastic in his work. The first day I met him, already thought that he could really endure. Now, more cheerful, and knows how to joke around, so he would tease girls a bit and hug guys a bit".
Kenneth: "You also have a big difference now. Now, your acting has gotten much better...really put in effort to think about how to make the outcome of the series better. Sometimes, would help think for me...then, I do not have to think as much".
Selena: "My first ancient back then, he told me that he already really liked my role. Today's 'Ghost'...he also says that ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
TVB crime thriller "Line Walker" will premier on August 25
Sunday July 27, 2014 Hong Kong
Translated by: R.E.D @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/
TVB’s new crime thriller Line Walker will be broadcast on August 25. The cast of the 31 episode series are Charmaine Sheh, Raymond Lam, Michael Miu, Sharon Chan, Benz Hui, Elena Kong, Sammy Sum , Oscar Leung , Toby Leung, Mary Hon, Rosanne Lui, Patrick Tang, Samantha Ko and Ankie Beilke.
Michael Miu plays the role as Cheuk Hoi, the Chief Inspector of Hong Kong’s Criminal Intelligence Bureau. One of his close colleagues died in suspicious circumstances and the 5 undercover agents who were in constant contact with his dead friend also disappeared. Eventually, he managed to trace one of the undercover agents Ting Siu Ka (Charmaine Sheh), the boss of a foot massage parlour. In order to restore her own identity, Siu Ka agrees to infiltrate the triads. She manages to get close to an important member of a gambling group Sit Ka Keung (Raymond Lam). The two develope a relationship based on lies and deceit. When the truth is nearly unfold, Cheuk Hoi orders her to stop the operation, instead, he asked Mok Sin Yan (Sharon Chan) from the Independent Commission Against Corruption bureau to take over the case. Through Sin Yan, Cheuk Hoi has to chance to meet her sister Mok Sin Ching (Elena Kong). At the same time, triad head Tam Foon Hei (Benz Hui) is released from prison. His assistant, Lin Ho Kan (Sammy Sum) catches Cheuk Hoi's attention. The police and the triad are entangled in a series of cat and mouse game in the fight for justice, but who is really the one in control?
Jul 27 2014
Chinese actress Tang Wei and husband Kim Tae Yong exchanged vows in Sweden two weeks ago
It was a flash wedding for the Lust, Caution actress and South Korean director Kim Tae Yong. After announcing that they will tie the knot this fall, the two were said to have held a simple banquet at a farm in Faroe islands, Sweden on July 13 (Swedish date), and their agencies have confirmed this news.
The two held a simple and private affair with just a table full of candles, and only invited their Swedish friends. Their family members will join them at the official wedding this fall.
They chose the venue as it was where famous Swedish director Ingmar Bergman previously lived when he was alive and the lovebirds, both from the movie industry, wanted to create a special memory.
Netizens have spotted Tang Wei on a wheelchair yesterday at the Sydney airport with Kim pushing her from behind. As the former appeared radiant at her recent event in Shanghai and had no reason to be on a wheelchair, this raised further doubts over the rumours of her two-month pregnancy.
However, several reporters have noticed bandages around her right leg in the past two months and suspected that she might have injured herself slightly while filming.
Tang Wei's ardent fans also refuted these speculations and said, 'She has hurt her leg once and even visited the hospital. It must be a relapse this time round.'
Jul 27 2014
Hong Kong singer Eason Chan 'does not want to work anymore' and will exit the industry two years later
Eason Chan, who has debuted for 19 years, recently announced that he will leave the industry two years later. The Hong Kong Mandopop legend said he 'does not want to work anymore' and shocked fans with this piece of unexpected news.
The 39-year-old, who has been weighed down by work in recent years, decided to make the announcement through a radio programme. Asking listeners to be his 'witnesses', Eason hopes he will not waver in future because of monetary benefits.
With the music industry in a slump and 'fans preferring to download songs instead of buying the actual albums,' he revealed one of his albums released last year sold less than 1,000 copies.
The singer, who released his 'Rise & Shine' album this year, is still contracted to company Cinepoly Records. He is scheduled to release two more albums and sees himself gradually leaving the industry two years from now.
Rumour has it that Eason have been slogging his guts out to give his wife a good life ' going on performance tours every Friday and the weekends, and attending filming and promotional activities for the rest of the week.
Jul 27 2014
Kenneth Ma and Selena Li Continue to Be Lovey-Dovey: Best Couple in "Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain"
Saturday July 26, 2014 Hong Kong
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Kenneth Ma and Selena Li is the pair with the most chemistry in front of the camera, having already been rumoured when collaborating in "A Fistful of Stances". In "Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain", Selena portrays two characters, Kenneth's wife, as well as his confidant. The two have collaborated over six times. Although they have been rumoured, their level of lovey-doveyness in front of others has not decreased. Selena was only full of praises for this partner: "Kenneth is one of TVB's very best 'hot properties'. Good at making money, has a career, considerate, he is buying a flat and buying a car...hope that he also gets 'TV King' this year!" Kenneth also does not avoid Selena. When seeing each other, he would happily yell, "Wife, you're back!" Rather than the confidence toward competing for 'TV King', Kenneth thinks that Selena is able to win the 'Most Improved' award. The two also suggested instituting the 'Best Onscreen Couple' award.
The two are the best partners when filming "Ghost". Kenneth particularly loves his wife 'To Fa' in the series. In real life, the qualifications of his ideal wife are to be adorable and happy like 'To Fa', and to have no pressure when getting along would already be enough. They are very immersed in the series. Regarding the plot arrangement for the latter part of the series, they made an appeal to the producer. Kenneth said, "We cannot leak the plot. All in all, when receiving the script, Selena and I went silent. The mood was so heavy that [we] needed time to take it in...could not hold it in, so [we] made ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Jul 27 2014
The 90 year old Tsi Law Lin
Philip KeungJames ToMak Kei started with the Shaw training class. Mona Fong and the Shaw Studio sent a floral arrangement
courtesy of mingpao.comPhyllis Man, Au Kam TongMak Kei's widow Sabrina carries out of the photo
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Shaw film star Mickey Mak Kei (Au Kwok Leung) earlier passed away at age 79. Yesterday morning a funeral took place in a Tseung Kwan O church. Mona Fong Yat Wa and everyone at the Shaw Studio sent a floral arrangement. Film stars Philip Keung Ho Man, artists Au Kam Tong and his wife Phyllis Man Si Man, Joseph Yeung Shui Lun and Cantonese film star Tsi Law Lin attended.
Au Kam Tong and his wife were teary eyed when they left. Keung Ho Man stayed until the end. However both declined interviews. The ceremony was Christian. The photo used for the funeral was Mak Kei's photo from the 50s. His widow reportedly selected it. After the ceremony Mak Kei's remains were transported to Cape Collinson Crematorium for cremation.
Fiona Sit, Yang Zishan, Ivy Chen play cute
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The film GIRLS held a premiere in Beijing. Three lead actresses Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Ivy Chen and Yang Zishan attended. Director Barbara Wong Chun Chun stated that this cast along with the three lead actors Shawn Yue Man Lok, Wallace Chung Han Leung and Vanness Wu (Ng Kin Ho) each represented 100 million. She was confident that the box office would reach at least 600 million. 3 goddess were "heroines", on and off screen they made fun of each other and the dialogues were rather hardcore. Sit Hoi Kei was called the "female snake fairy". She joked that she has already seen the doctor, but because she was almost out of medication she hoped everyone would give her some time. In the film Fiona's character was hilarious. She taught her sisters how to identify a gay man became a funny spot. She also prayed for her friends to turn from 32A to 36D and received a return "blessing". "Safe travels, don't run into any man with sexually transmitted diseases." Everyone became wild women!
Jul 27 2014
Francis Ng turns his luggage into a boomboxcourtesy of mingpao.com
Francis Ng Chun Yu yesterday posted a pilot uniform parody photo. Earlier he already revealed that he would attend the TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES (CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU) film costume fitting. He said that all he had were pilot looks. Perhaps in order to strengthen the effect, he put on the pilot uniform and his luggage on his shoulder like a boombox.
Andrew Lau, Angela Wang, Chow Yun Fat work in ThailandW
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Lately Wong Jing has been shooting FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2 (DOH SING FUNG WON 2) in Thailand. The 4 year old Angela Wang Shiling played the daughter of Nick Cheung Ka Fai in the film. Aside from her, she also had another child as her double. Some accused Angela of always hiding inside her vehicle and her double worked on her behalf most of the time and asked why despite both being girls their treatments could be so different?
Producer Wong Jing yesterday defended Wang Shilin's double use and felt that a child star's use of a double was professional behavior. Wong Jing posted, "I saw someone's criticism of Angela's use of a double, which was especially negative. I have been making movies for over 30 years, I have always used doubles for children. Her double was a nine year old girl, physically she was much stronger than the 4 year old Shiling. A 4 year old child's body is very fragile, any major movement could cause a sprain. This is professional behavior. In the film Fat Gor and Ka Fai all have doubles to avoid injuries, what is wrong with that? Do you want to see Little Shiling get hurt?"
The Taiwanese singer is, however, not in hurry to tie the knot with her boyfriend
Taiwanese singer Cyndi Wang attended the press conference of her new album 10th Cyndi on Wednesday. At the event, a video which showed her good friends such as Vivian Hsu, Angela Chang and Elva Hsiao expressing their well wishes was played.
When Cyndi and Yao Yuan Hao's relationship was exposed in 2011, the former was labelled as the third party for coming between the actor and his then-girlfriend Sonia Sui. Cyndi apparently went through a hard time due to the heavy criticism. Thanks to the support from her girlfriends, she gradually got over the uneasiness of being viewed as a relationship wrecker.
During the press conference, Cyndi also announced that she has renewed her contract with Universal Music for two years and her contract terms included a solo concert at Taipei Arena.
Despite the recent trend of celebrity couples tying the knot recently, the 31-year-old, whose romance with Yuan Hao is going strong, insisted that she is 'not in a hurry to get married' as her showbiz career still takes priority at the moment.
Cyndi's new album featured a series of sexy photos that showed off 10 different parts of her body. When asked on her beau's response to the pictures, the singer said shyly: 'He thinks they are all pretty.'