SEOUL: Actor Kwon Sang-woo and his wife of six years, actress Son Tae–young, are expecting their second child, reported Korean media.

Son’s management agency confirmed that the actress is 11 weeks pregnant and will give birth sometime in February next year.

The baby is the couple’s second child - Kwon and Son already have a 5-year-old son.

Son had just completed work on a drama and will reportedly take a break to prepare for the arrival of her child.

Kwon is currently in the midst of shooting the drama Temptation alongside actress Choi Ji-woo.

He plays a married man who is stuck with a massive debt after his business fails in the drama. His character agrees to submit completely to the will of a wealthy heiress, after she promises to pay off his debt in return.


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Lee Joon Gi revealed that he wants his character to face death in the end.

At the press conference for KBS 2TV’s Joseon Shooter on July 22, Lee Joon Gi brought up the ending of the drama.

Lee Joon Gi said, “’Park Yoon Gang’ is a character in the center of a chaotic time in history, reflecting the pain of people during the time period, instead of getting entwined in his personal revenge. I will be portraying the people’s hero as well as a portrait of young people of that time period through ‘Park Yoon Gang.’”

The actor then revealed, “I personally wish that the main character would die in the end. But all of the heroic projects that I’ve done so far had open endings. I even asked the production team to kill my character before it’s over but they told me that they don’t want to leave a depressing feel for the viewers by showing an open ending. I agree with them to a certain degree. But I would like to show a resolute ending for Joseon Shooter. Please anticipate it.”

Meanwhile, Joseon Shooter depicts the story of Joseon’s last swordfighter ‘Park Yoon Gang’ becoming a shooter to become the people’s hero.

Joseon Shooter airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m. (KST).

Source: MWave

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To help the staff of “Fated to Love You” beat the heat in Seoul, Chinese fans of actress Jang Na-ra brought sandwiches and cold drinks to the set of the drama, located near Hangang in Yeouido, western Seoul.

Fans had to wait for about five hours at the shooting location before they could meet Jang.

They came to the site around 2 p.m. bearing snacks and drinks when the filming started. The scenes for that day were being shot on a boat, so the fans had to wait until Jang came back after 7 p.m.

“We are so thankful for fans from China to cheer Jang in this scorching weather,” said the agency. “Such special snacks were some great help.”

JoongAng Daily

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Actress Jun Ji-hyun, who recently starred in the hit TV drama "My Love from the Star," has been recognized for promoting Korea and boosting tourism to the country.

Jun received an award from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at the 2014 Korea Tourism Awards on Tuesday. Her drama is credited with attracting many tourists from China and other countries across Asia.

The awards are given to individuals or businesses promoting tourism in 11 categories in relation to attractions, information, hospitality and special contribution.

Chosun Ilbo

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Tuesday July 22, 2014 Hong Kong

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






TVB siu sang Kenneth Ma appeared in TVB City in a pre-modern look to work on the new series "Lord of Shanghai": "Already started for over a week. Very excited to have an opportunity to learn from seniors". Apart from having an opportunity to collaborate with 'Best Actor' Anthony Wong, also rare to perform with Wayne Lai, whom he has not collaborated with for ten years: "I have many scenes with Kent Tong. Realized that seniors are very incredible. Once they come out, already have a lot of power. This series is learning from seniors. Although there are no scenes with Anthony, but if time permits, will go on the set to watch him act".

Willing to Change Acting Path at Any Time

Did Anthony give him any tips? Kenneth said, "None for the time being because there are no scenes together, but there are scenes with Wayne. Sometimes see that there are things I can do better...he would also remind me. Very happy to have such seniors leading. A good thing to improve even more because [I am] always doing my own format. The format may set, and every series is nearly the same. If there is someone to give you pointers once in a while, change a bit, or some producers may have seen some special qualities that may not have been discovered yet. I am also willing to change my acting path".

He frankly said that there is no pressure when facing a 'Movie King' and a 'TV King': "Everyone is very good. The more incredible the senior, the more they would not give us any pressure because they know that giving us pressure would also make us not do well in what we originally had. Rather, would ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Raymond Lam's contract with TVB is ending; plans to leave and focus in the Mainland

Tuesday July 22, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: MingPao
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums






Raymond Lam has been with TVB for 15 years, and has always been seen as TVB's "biological son" and beloved child. Raymond's contract with TVB is actually ending this week, and he has decided to leave the company and will not be renewing his contract. He is preparing to start up his own company and establish his own record label, getting ready to put everything in the control of his own hands. Although Virginia Lok, who has always seen Raymond as her favourite, tried persuading him, he has not budged. His reason for leaving is because of his popularity and attraction in the Mainland, not wanting to miss out on his "golden time". He also expressed his regret for not being able to grab the TV King award in his 15 years in TVB. 

Virginia Lok strongly urges him to stay

34 year old Raymond Lam, one of the "Golden egg" artistes, has always been labeled as one of the three "gold-earners", along with Kevin Cheng and Moses Chan. According to the newspaper's sources, Raymond Lam's contract with TVB will be ending in a few days, and has rejected renewing his contract, choosing to become "free". Although Virginia Lok strongly urged him to continue staying, but this time, Raymond has already made plans for his future, and only agreed that if he films HK dramas again, he will consider TVB as priority. But, Miss Lok has not given up, and is still trying her best to persuade him to sign a per-series contract, or sign to the TVBC (TVB in Mainland) management department like Charmaine Sheh did, still hoping to keep Raymond Lam. 

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0723-00282-001b2.jpg?t=1406059782487Lin Peng finally gets her wish to become an action actress0723-00282-001b3.jpg?t=1406059744269Choi Si-Won, Adrien Brody, Jackie Chan and director Daniel Lee
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International film star Jackie Chan's new film DRAGON BLADE (TIN JEUNG HUNG SI) went to shoot in the Aksai Desert in the Gansu Province. An Oscar Best Actor who was worth US$ 8 million, Adrien Brody in order to work with his idol Jackie Chan was willing to call him to offer his services, since the production began he had to suffer sand storms. The charm of Big Brother truly was unstoppable!

Jackie Chan's new action film DRAGON BLADE also starred Oscar Best Actor Adrien Brody, Hollywood superstar John Cusack and Korean hunk Choi Si-Won. In recent months the production has been heating up.

Winning the 2002 Oscar Best Actor with THE PIANIST, Adrien Brody has worked with famous Mainland director Feng Xiaogang on 1942 and is worth US$ 8 million. Reportedly Adrien has always admired Jackie Chan. When he first learned about Jackie Chan's project, he asked around for Jackie Chan's number and called him to offer his services.

Adrien and the team are currently working in Aksai in the Gansu province. With the unpredictable desert weather they often suffered from sudden sandstorms. Playing a prince in the film, Adrien everyday had to don an "armor" in the heat and brave the sun! When the shoot ran into a big sandstorm, the costumes added to the difficulty of any sandstorm precaution. They could only "tough it out".

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The weather loves to have fun at the expense of filmmakers. In the summer everyone is dressed heavily for winter scenes, in the winter everyone is dressed flimsily for the summer. Today the temperature took a dive to only ten degrees Celsius, with horizontal wind and rain. We had to shoot a diving scene with Ekin's buddy Fei Wan (He Haopeng)! We knew it was hard on you, Brother Peng!

One type of men's buddies talked a good game but was tender inside. He longed for love but did not know how to love. Often he would come short of succeeding but do more than enough to fail. Fei Wan was the perfect example.

Actually how would a woman see a man's buddies?


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Director Barbara Wong Chun Chun yesterday promoted her new film GIRLS on Metro Radio. She praised Fiona Sit Hoi Kei for her maturing acting on their third collaboration. In particular this time she played a "playgirl", which was a tremendous challenge.

Wong Chun Chun said, "Fiona said that she has never pursued a guy. This character was able to fulfill her dream. I also through the script taught her a lot of secret techniques, haha!" Director Wong boasted that she has never failed to get a guy. "Guys are very easy to get, you don't need any trick. The more direct you are the easier it is for you to succeed. Thus I constantly 'write tickets' (get numbers) from the opposite sex."

Director Wong praised Shawn Yue Man Lok who played a nice guy for the first time. She revealed because she was "sweet" on Vanness Wu (Ng Kin Ho), Wallace Chung Han Leung and Lok Jai she invited them to star.


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Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Sammi Cheng Sau Na in their new film TEMPORARY FAMILY (SUT LUEN GUP YEUNG) worked together for the first time. Earlier a mystery screening took place. Their crying scene in a car left a deep impression, because in recent years Ka Fai has not been seen crying so hard in a film. During the shoot the director even ordered the crew to stay away from them to avoid affecting their emotions.

Ka Fai described this crying scene as the one that he cried the hardest in recent years. Recalling the shoot he said, "I truly had a breath of cold air because the shoot took place on the coldest day in winter. During the shoot we couldn't turn on the heater. The director wanted us to remember some heartbreaking and difficult days. The more we thought the more pitiful we became; I really have not cried like that in a long, long time, I really got a headache from crying." Sammi also felt that this scene was fun to perform. She said, "This collaboration with Ka Fai truly had joy, laughter, tears, it actually was emotionally unstable. Sometimes we laughed until we cried, sometimes the tragedy made us sob. For this scene in the car I had to lose control on my emotions, in the end I thought of many, many heartbreaking memories and cried until I collapsed. After the shoot I felt like I fought to victory. Even Ka ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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