Sunday September 21, 2014 Hong Kong







Praised for his role as a courageous undercover cop in "Line Walker", Sammy Shum admitted that the series has given him a boost of confidence in his performance.


As reported on On CC News, the actor, who attended the banquet for new series "Breaking the Line" recently, admitted that he was at first pressured to play the role, which was originally given to Sammy Leung prior to his illness, seeing that they both have different styles of performance.


Sammy said, "I kept being compared to Sammy Leung and was pressured to do my best. But now that I see the feedbacks from viewers, I am more confident about my acting."


"I felt like I had created my own style, and was able to break away from Sammy Leung's original performance," he added.


With his popularity surging, his performance in "All That is Bitter is Sweet" has also received a lot of commendation, so much so that Sammy is now rumoured to be the hot contender for this year's Most Improved Actor at the upcoming TVB Awards.


Meanwhile, the actor has recently flown to Taiwan for the on-location shoot of his new sports series "Breaking the Line".


After injuring himself riding a motorcycle in "Line Walker" previously, Sammy said that he will be extra cautious when ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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_22MA001_.jpgHuang Xiaoming, Song Hye-Kyo, Tong Dawei
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The John Woo (Ng Yu Sum) directed film THE CROSSING (TAI PING LUN) yesterday held an all star launch ceremony in Beijing. Ng Yu Sum led Song Hye-Kyo, Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei in attendance; Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro (Gum Sing Mo) were absent. Song Hye-Kyo said that no one has ever showed her so many sides of acting like THE CROSSING because the character needed her to have many costumes like a retro fashion show on the big screen. Her performance also had a variety of experience.

Huang Xiaoming and Tong Dawei worked together again after AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA. Huang Xiaoming joked that they were suspected to be "gay", they were "good gay friends" for life. They immediately held hands for the media as the crowd roared, "Together".

THE CROSSING spent 400 million RMB to make a love story that span 50 years with elements like war and disaster. It will open on December 2. Ng Yu Sum also talked about love, speaking that after almost 40 years of marriage he still believed in love. Now divorce is very normal, his foreign friends would ask him who his wife is today. He would respond still that woman, no change except for more wrinkles on her face. This time he made even more attempt in the element of love when he made THE CROSSING. He hoped investors would see that Ng Yu Sum was more than just action, he could make a romance too.


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0923-00282-028b2.jpg?t=1411440670400Louis Koo and Francis Ng0923-00282-028b3.jpg?t=14114406454180923-00282-028b4.jpg?t=1411440641303courtesy of on.cc20140923fp07.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com_23MC002_.jpgGordon Chan, Amber Kuo, Charmaine Sheh, Julian Cheung, Louis Koo, Elaine Lok attend the TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES Beijing press conference_23MC009_.jpgWhile in Europe, Julian Cheung's room has no heat so he often goes to keep warm in Louis Koo's room.  Amber Kuo says that ChiLam often electrocutes her._23MC003_.jpgWho knows what kind of spark Charmaine Sheh and Louis Koo will set off?
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Shooting on location in Europe earlier, the film version of TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES (CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU) recently went to Beijing. Yesterday a production start ceremony took place at the Beijing airport Hainan Airline base. Aside from key actors Louis Koo Tin Lok, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Charmaine Sheh Si Man, Amber Kuo and Oceane Zhu Xuan, producer Leung Ka Shu, directors Wilson Yip Wai Shun, Matt Chow Hoi Kwong, Media Asia Group film department chief Gordon Chan Ka Seung, TVB production resource department director Elaine Lok Yi Ling and sponsor representatives attended also with over 100 reporters.

Koo Tin Lok and "Cool Demon" Cheung Chi Lam wore sharp pilot uniforms for their appearance, their handsomeness immediately raised the temperature. The host even tested their reaction. If they ran into a passenger with a "fear of flying" what would they do? Goo Jai said, "If it's a guy it's easy, I would arrange for a flight attendance with great figure to sit next to him and chat with him to distract him. (If she is female?) ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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20140923fp03.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com_23MB005_.jpgEddie Peng jokes that his costume has original scent, proving that the shoot had both blood and sweat.
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The late November Hong Kong release RISE OF THE LEGEND WONG FEI HUNG ji YING HUNG YAU MUNG) earlier shot on location in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. Yesterday lead actor Eddie Peng Yu-Yen and other actors like Max Zhang Jin, Jing Boran, Wang Luodan and director Roy Chow Hin Yeung returned to Wuzhen for a press conference. Wuzhen held a special RISE OF THE LEGEND exhibit, the five of them even unveiled the exhibit.

At the press conference many fight scenes were shown, Peng Yu-Yen, Zhang Jin and others all focused on them. The footage after editing had a fast pace, as the detailed martial art action oozed out tension from the screen. Peng Yu-Yen recalled the production and the pain from the training and I felt they were worth it. He said, "In the film my kung fu had punches and kicks as well as many jumping scenes. My leg power is very amazing. The Wong Fei Hung I played belonged to the prequel part. As the shoot went on I felt more and more used to it and more and more well honed, I also fought with more and more ferocity. The most important was in my production, I experienced the spirit of a martial artist." In one fight scene in the rain, he and Hung Kam Bo fought for 7 days.

Zhang Jin mainly had fight scenes so he was injured as well. He even revealed that he took the time completely because he and the director were online friends that got along well, which made the crowd ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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20140923fp01.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com_23MB012_.jpgAndy Lau stays in Vladivostok to work on LO WAI BING_23MB011_.jpgSammo Hung does not get together with Andy Lau too often but has met his daughter several times_23MB009_.jpgAndy Lau performs his own stunt_23MB007_.jpgA Russian fan recognizes Andy Lau and asks for an autograph
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The Sammo Hung Kam Bo (Big Brother Big) directed and starred LO WAI BING (OLD GUARD) invited many friends to guest star, one of them was Andy Lau Tak Wa. Wa Jai earlier arrived in Vladivostok, Russia to prepare for the production. After having known each other for years, other than work they also caught up. Big Brother Big even praised Wa Jai's daughter for her good memory. Speaking of the popularity of the Mainland variety program WHERE ARE YOU GOING DADDY, Wa Jai joked that he did not know if his old man would be willing to work on it with him. However he would not permit his daughter to appear on camera as he hoped that she would live a normal life.

Wa Jai will work in Vladivostok for two days. This time he will play a gambling addict with a daughter. Wa Jai pointed out that his character was a villain who caused his wife and daughter to leave. Two days ago Wa Jai worked on the streets of Vladivostok. In the story after stealing a diamond he jumped from the second story to the top of a car to escape. He said, the building jump scene was completed long ago. Yesterday they worked on additional shots on top of the ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Monday September 22, 2014 Hong Kong







While fans are raving over the supposed reconciliation between former lovebirds Nicholas Tse and Faye Wong, it was reported that the actor's ex-wife, actress Cecilia Cheung, has recently been admitted to the hospital.


As reported on Hong Kong's On CC News, the 34-year-old actress has been on saline drip for days, after being diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis while filming "She's My Family".


News of Cecilia's hospitalisation sparked speculations that the actress was devastated with the recent reports of Nicholas' reconciliation with Faye Wong, whom he dated on-and-off back in the early noughties when she was 30 and he was 19.


When asked for a response, Cecilia's manager admitted that the actress received treatment for gastroenteritis, but has already proceeded with filming at the mountainous regions of Yunnan after only two days of rest.


However, her manager stressed that her condition has nothing to do with Nicholas' rekindled romance. "After Nicholas and Cecilia separated, they maintained parental relationship because of their sons. She is in good condition, so don't worry about her."

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Monday September 22, 2014 Hong Kong







 Hong Kong Cantopop star GEM Tang admitted that she still does not understand the fuss over previous photos she took inside her car.


Earlier, the singer was blasted twice online for posting a photo of herself on the wheel; once during a red light stop, and the second, which was taken a couple of weeks later, of herself in the driver's seat. She was criticised for being reckless and endangering others for using a phone while driving.


However, as reported on Mingpao News, while speaking to the media at a music gala on 21 September, GEM admitted that she still does not understand all the commotion triggered from the photos.


"What is the problem? I had my seat belt buckled on and the car was not moving," she said.


GEM also stressed that she had even asked permission from her driving instructor before taking the picture.


In regard to a second photo she took recently, GEM stressed that she has parked her car before doing so.


"If you look closely from the reflection on my shades, you can see that I have already parked the car on the roadside," she said.

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Monday September 22, 2014 Hong Kong







TVB actress Grace Wong attracted much attention recently after she was spotted spending most of her time at a party with Fala Chen's former beau, Daniel Sit.


According to On CC News, the actress, who was at a friend's birthday party attended by Linda Chung, Philip Ng, and the Neway heir as well, was observed chatting away happily with the latter rather than socialising with the other guests.


However, when asked to clarify about their relationship, the "Sergeant Tabloid" actress explained that she and Daniel are only good friends who attend the same church.


The actress also said that there is no possibility for her and Daniel to develop their friendship to another level.


"There is no way Daniel and I would be together as I already have a boyfriend," said the actress, plainly.


Good friend Linda Chung also chimed in, "It's important for fellow churchgoers to support each other."

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Monday September 22, 2014 Hong Kong







Linda Chung has recently dismissed speculations of trouble in paradise with rumoured boyfriend, martial arts actor Philip Ng.


According to On CC News, previously, the rumoured couple was reported to have been in conflict with each other, when Philip allegedly tried to expose their supposedly secret relationship.


While attending a friend's birthday party recently, a slightly drunk Philip tried to wrap his arms around Linda, to which the actress reacted to by moving a few steps away.


He was also spotted trying to feed her some of the dessert and ignored Linda's hints. Angry with the gestures, the actress turned to Philip and glared at him to stop. The couple ended up leaving the event separately.


The incident sparked speculations that Linda was trying to downplay the romance to minimise negative reports during her TV Queen race.


When asked to comment about the issue at a promotional event for her new series "All That is Bitter is Sweet" recently, Linda said, "That was just an expression caught on camera."


The actress said that since it was a friend's birthday party, she didn't want other people to be in the spotlight.


"Everybody was happy that night. There's no conflict whatsoever," she added.

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ZE:A’s Moon Jun Young, who publicly criticized Star Empire’s CEO Shin Joo Hak, expressed his apologies.

On September 22, Moon Jun Young wrote, “I politely ask you to put everything down and think of us as your children one more time, as we start things over again. And I would like to thank the public, fans and the reporters for helping out. Thank you for helping us to rehabilitate ourselves.”

ZE:A’s Moon Jun Young, who publicly criticized Star Empire’s CEO Shin Joo Hak through his Twitter post on September 21, announced on September 22 that the conflicts have been partially resolved.

Moon Jun Young wrote, “For all of you who are reading my post, I will represent the ZE:A members and the seniors, juniors and colleagues who sing, act, dance and do variety shows, as I dare say that I will live and work hard under my new name Lee Hoo and ZE:A.”

However, Moon Jun Young also indicated that this matter is not completely over, writing, “I’m not a coward but I will keep my mouth closed for now. I will be watching. All the CEOs and operators of agencies should resolve conflicts within their companies as they fix the problems, apologize and accept what they did. What we ask for is that you put everything down and win the artists’ hearts.”

He continued, “If something like this ever happens again, please know that I have a weapon to turn the whole entertainment industry upside down. I am sorry for causing controversy and would like to thank you one more time. Thanks to you all, we were able to regain words like hope, goal and dream.”

Moon Jun Young also wrote, “I will also be saying this about ZE:A because there are some people who misunderstand. Money is not split among the inactive ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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