Wednesday October 1, 2014 Hong Kong







 Ada Choi has no qualms about her children participating in protests in the future, provided that they understand the motives of their action.


According to Mingpao News, the actress, who attended the Orbis Superpower Festival recently, expressed her concern over the students who are involved in the Occupy Central protest for a fairer election.


"Students were injured by pepper sprays, and though I am not their family, my heart feel for them when seeing this," she said.


However, unlike Anthony Wong, who expressed his dissatisfaction with the police, Ada said she understands that they were only doing their job and not necessarily wanted to hurt students.


"I wish they can find a peaceful way to resolve this. Don't let people fight against each other. The chief executive should listen to what the students have to say," she said.


Asked if she would let her own children, Zoe and Shun Yee, participate in such a rally in the future, Ada replied, "As long as they know what they're doing and understand the motives of their action, and as long as it's for the purpose of justice and righteousness, I will give them my full support."

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Anthony Wong slammed police's use of tear gas

Wednesday October 1, 2014 Hong Kong







Actor Anthony Wong expressed his anger over the recent occurrence that involves the police and protesters.


According to a report on HK Top Ten, the actor turned to Facebook to express his fury after hearing the police announcing the deployment of 7000 officers and the use of 87 tear gas canisters against unarmed students and citizens to end the protest two days ago.


He wrote, "That's enough for a war! Do the protestors have any weapon? Are they Wong Fei Hung, who can use a minor thing like an umbrella as a weapon?"


"87 tear gas bombs against umbrellas... Hong Kong is truly amazing. Amazing!" he said.


He continued mocking the police, saying, "This just in, due to the effects of Occupy Central, the 1 October fireworks show has been cancelled and will be replaced with the launch of tear gas and smoke bombs! Don't forget to bring your umbrella when you go out!"

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Wednesday October 1, 2014 Hong Kong







While her "Line Walker" co-star, Raymond Lam, is confident that he can make it as one of the top five contenders for this year's TV King title, Charmaine Sheh has no thoughts about winning TV Queen.


As reported on Oriental Daily, recently rumours are rife that the actress may have a good chance in winning the coveted title at this year's TVB Anniversary Awards, even though she may be facing a stiff competition from Linda Chung and Tavia Yeung.


However, Charmaine, who attended a promotional event for the series recently, said that she has not put much thought into winning the award.


"The list of nominees isn't even out yet. This drama is my first since making my comeback, and I am just happy with the positive responses it has been receiving. That's enough for me," she said.


Meanwhile, the drama has recently reached a new peak in its rating, with 33 viewership points that totals to over 2.14 million live viewers, for its latest episode.


The TVB Anniversary Awards will be held on 19 November.

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Wednesday October 1, 2014 Hong Kong







 More and more celebrities are joining and supporting the Occupy Central protest in the movement's attempt to thwart Central Government's influence in Hong Kong election.


According to Mingpao News, aside from Anthony Wong and Liddy Li, Hong Kong singer and LGBTI activist Denise Ho has also turned to the streets to join the rally.


The singer, who went to Admiralty to join the protest before her trip to Paris, turned to her Facebook later on and expressed, "Our generation, the late 30s who were born in Hong Kong in the '70s, has never experienced any storm. At this historic moment, the crowd came to witness the rise of Hong Kong unity."


Denise also urged the students to ensure their safety during the protests, and to remain calm and rational as a lot of other parties will use the opportunity to create chaos.

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Wednesday October 1, 2014 Hong Kong







 GEM Tang has been chosen to be the first ever Chinese star to fly into space.


According to Mingpao News, the singer was recently appointed the first global Chinese ambassador for the XCOR Space Expeditions, the company that makes a business out of space adventure travel.


GEM, who donned an astronaut gear at the press conference in Macau on 30 September, expressed her delight with the appointment and enthused, "Music is my dream and I want to take it to more places. But never have I dreamed of taking it to space! It's so wonderful."


Asked if she was worried about safety issues, GEM said that she is confident that she will enjoy the space trip, and has full trust in the organiser.


GEM also revealed that she will begin her space training in the Netherlands this month.

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Wednesday October 1, 2014 Hong Kong







 Award-winning actor-turned-director Nick Cheung recently revealed that he is planning to helm another movie.


As reported on Mingpao News, the actor, who attended Piaget's "Watch and Wonder" exhibition on 30 September, stated that he is planning to direct another horror movie after the success of "Hungry Ghost Ritual".


"The subject would be the same as the previous one. Both are about ghosts. But this time around, there will be more comedy and human elements," he said.


However, Nick has yet to decide whether he would also perform in the movie.


Regarding rumours saying that Nicholas Tse will be playing a role in the film, Nick said that everything has not been confirmed just yet.

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The Chinese diva took the train in Taiwan to the airport before returning to Hong Kong


Despite the media attention given to the reconciliation between Hong Kong celebrity Nicholas Tse and Chinese diva Faye Wong, the latter was spotted taking the train in Taiwan yesterday without chartering the entire carriage.

Although bodyguards stood by, the public was allowed to move freely throughout the carriage unlike her pregnancy rumours with only a smile.

The actress stopped at Songshan station before transferring to a mini van which took her to the airport. She then travelled to Hong Kong and coincidentally, Nicholas was at the airport there.

When asked where he was flying to, he said, 'I don't know,' leading to speculations that the lovebirds will be spending time together in Hong Kong, especially after it was said that Nicholas has taken a month's leave from work.




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The prosecutors did not find any evidence of Lee Byung Hun's alleged affair with Lee Jiyeon


GLAM's Da Hee and Lee Byung Hun

GLAM's Da Hee and model Lee Jiyeon have been charged by Seoul Prosecutors' Office for blackmailing actor Lee Byung Hun, reported Korean media.

Earlier reports stated that the two girls had threatened to release a video clip of him drinking and engaging in 'sexual conversation', in exchange for 5 billion Korean won (approximately S$6 million).

Investigations showed that the trio first met during a dinner gathering on Jul 1 and they hung out together for drinks after that. Da Hee and Jiyeon then devised a plan to obtain money and a house from Byung Hun by recording a video of his drunken behaviour.

Refusing to cave in to their threat, Byung Hun immediately informed his agency and reported the girls' actions to the police.

Sources further revealed that Da Hee and Jiyeon had been cash-strapped due to the lack of work opportunities. The GLAM member is said to owe her company 300 million Korean won (S$360,000) for the prolonged period of non-activity.

In addition, the prosecutors did not find any evidence of Byung Hun's alleged affair with Jiyeon. The 24-year-old model previously claimed that she had blackmailed the actor out of spite, after he suddenly called it quits on their three-month relationship.

To prevent complicating things, Byung Hun has chosen not to reveal more details of the case. The IRIS star is expected to attend the hearing in court.


Lee Byung Hun and wife, actress Lee Min Jung


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Hong Kong actress Sonija Kwok was spotted outside a gynaecology clinic with her mother last Thursday. However, it seemed that Sonija did not make an appointment as she was unaware that the clinic was closed that day. After making a phone call for confirmation, the 40-year-old left for lunch, but appeared to have poor appetite.

Afterwards, Sonija and her mum met up with two property agents to view a luxurious apartment on Prince Edward Road. Half an hour later, the company of four moved on to check out another unit which is valued at an even higher price.

Despite donning on black baggy pants, the actress, who appeared to have put on weight, was seen with a small baby bump, sparking rumours that she is in the early stages of pregnancy.

Earlier this year, Sonija told reporters that she would be trying for a second baby with her husband, Chinese martial arts choreographer Zhu Shaojie when filming wrapped for her new drama Under the Veil. The couple tied the knot in 2011 and gave birth to their daughter Kylie in the following year.



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The former Girls' Generation member told her side of the story in an official statement


Following her shocking exit from popular Korean girl group Girls' Generation yesterday, Jessica released an official statement via her fashion label BLANC this morning.

In the statement, the 25-year-old singer said that she was 'one-sidedly asked to leave the group' due to the conflict of interest between her newly established business and Girls' Generation activities, despite previously coming to an agreement with her agency S.M Entertainment and fellow members, one month ago.

According to Jessica, while she was planning for the launch of BLANC in August, the aspiring designer had sought permission from S.M and understanding from her fellow members. In early September, however, the eight members allegedly held a meeting and told Jessica to choose between her business and Girls' Generation.

Emphasising that she had 'never neglected Girls' Generation's activities', Jessica explained that she could not pull the brakes on BLANC just one month after its launch, due to the contract with her business partner. Jessica had another meeting with S.M. on Sept 16, to gain approval for her continuation with both her business and Girls' Generation.

However, despite her best efforts to come to a compromise, she was suddenly served a notice of departure from Girl's Generation on Sept 29, which prevented her from attending a fanmeet in China on the next day and subsequent Girls' Generation activities from then on.

In the press release, Jessica reiterated that Girls' Generation is "the best thing that ever happened to me" and was heartbroken to have been forced out of it after she devoted 15 years to it. She added that her exit was an outcome which she did not wish for and apologised to the fans for causing concern.

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