Despite his skinny frame, the actor said that he is recovering well from his cancer treatment
Diagnosed with stage III nasopharyngeal cancer three years ago, Hong Kong actor Cheung Tat-ming stopped all work activities and is now recovering well following chemotherapy treatment. The 50-year-old, who is an avid real estate investor, was recently spotted making house hunting with his family.
According to media reports, Tat-ming's investments had saved him from financial woes despite his heavy medical bills. As his condition gradually improves, the Justice Sung star is reportedly planning to invest in a new property specially for his two children.Â
Currently residing at the luxurious Ho Man Tin neighbourhood, Tat-ming was recently seen dropping by a real estate agency. Three days later, the actor brought his wife and kids to check out a lavish apartment located at Waterloo Road Hill.
When asked if he intends to purchase the unit, Tat-ming let on that he is indeed considering it. 'Real estate is the best long-term investment, so I pay a lot of attention to it. House-viewing is one of my hobbies,' he said.
In addition, the veteran artiste also shared that he sold his bungalow in Clear Water Bay because of the poor weather condition in Sai Kung.
Despite his skinny frame, Tat-ming assured that he is recuperating well. To prevent himself from tiring out, the actor will only take on less taxing work assignments at the moment.
Sep 17 2014
The Taiwanese singer was hospitalised on Monday and is rumoured to be seriously ill
Singer-host Harlem Yu was reportedly admitted to the hospital in Taipei on Monday after complaining of chest discomfort.
The 53-year-old has sensed something wrong with his heart for half a year but thought little of it since the symptoms were mild and he had no family members with such conditions. It was only until Harlem experienced chest discomfort and irregular pulse rates that he took his condition more seriously.
The singer, who will be holding his concert in Singapore on October 3, had tight security over his ward and medical personnel were tight-lipped over his condition. Veteran hostess Zhang Xiao Yan even made a special trip to visit Harlem, leading to rumours that he may be seriously ill.
However, Harlem's manager clarified, 'It was just a normal check-up. If the results are all right, he can be discharged after two days. If any problems arise thereafter, scans will be conducted to find out the cause of the problem.'
As for Xiao Yan's visit, his manager said, 'She has always treated Harlem like a younger brother, that's why she was so concerned.'
Harlem had previously revealed that he exercises during his free time to keep healthy and even incorporated the triathlon components into his concert in Taipei two months ago where he cycled, ran and sang at the same time.
The hospital Harlem is admitted to
Sep 17 2014
Rose Chan does not want a breast enlargement, while Stephy Tang wants to become an action actressKung Chi Yan, Liu Kai Chi, Lam Man Chung and Sam Lee pose for a selfieAlbert Yeung (center) and Checkley Sin (second right)
courtesy of on.cccourtesy of singtao.comBosco Wong brings his mother and god sister Cindy Sun to his film premiereRose Chan, Stephy TangTina Shek has left TVB and signed with a new company, but she remembers to complain about how little her TVB starting pay was.
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Bosco Wong Chung Chak, Stephy Tang Lai Yun, Rose Chan Ka Wun, Timmy Hung Tin Ming and Tina Shek Tin Yan two nights ago attended the film GOLDEN BROTHER (NAM YUN NG HOR YI KUNG)'s premiere. Bosco's mother and rumored girlfriend and god sister Cindy Sun Xiaoxiao also attended. The latter even held onto to her godmother Bosco's Ma the entire way.
Bosco pointed out that Xiaoxiao is Mama's god daughter so they had no chance to develop; he also said that lately he has been recommending managers to his god sister. God sister and Mama connected because they were both Buddhist. Would he ask his god sister to introduce girlfriends to him? He said, "Tell her to hurry up." Was he very lonely? He said, "I am just joking, let it take its natural course."
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courtesy of on.ccThe Ann Hui directed THE GOLDEN ERA last night held a charity premiere. Pak Suet Sin, Michelle Ong, Connie Chan and Mui Suet Sze show their support.Feng Shaofeng and Eason ChanTang Wei apologizes on video for not being able to attend the premiere
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The Ann Hui On Wa directed, Tang Wei and Feng Shaofeng starred film THE GOLDEN ERA will represent Hong Kong to compete for the Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination. The Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association board of directors according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences provided film selection standards decided to recommend THE GOLDEN ERA to represent Hong Kong for the 87th Oscar Best Foreign Film nomination consideration. The final nominations will be announced early next year. Aside from THE GOLDEN ERA, films that received support from the review committee members included RIGOR MORTIS (GEUNG SI), ABERDEEN (HEUNG GONG JAI), OVERHEARD 3 (SIT TING FUNG WON 3) and THE MIDNIGHT AFTER (NA YEH LING SUN, NGOR JOR SEUNG LIU WONG GOK HOI WONG DAI PO DIK HUNG VAN). THE GOLDEN ERA in the end received the most votes.
Last night THE GOLDEN ERA held a charity premiere to raise fund for the Lang Lang Foundation. Director Hui On Wa, screen writer Li Qiang, lead actor Feng Shaofeng and foundation founder Michelle Ong Yau Lun attended. Other guests included the "Lang Lang youth ambassador" Eason Chan Yik Shun, Pak Suet Sin, Connie Chan Bo Chu, Mui Suet Sze, George Lam Tsz Cheung and Alex Lam Tak Shun. Hui On Wa said that when she ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Sep 17 2014
courtesy of on.ccDonnie Yen's new film KUNG FU JUNGLE will premiere at the London Film Festival
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Modern martial art film KUNG FU JUNGLE (YUT GOR YUN DIK MO LUM) has been invited to participated in the 58th London Film Festival. Its world premiere will take place on the evening of October 12. Director Teddy Chan Tak Sum, leads Donnie Yen Chi Tan and Bai Bing will attend.
Chan Tak Sum was very happy that the event selected KUNG FU JUNGLE for its Thrill selection, because this film was a very daring attempt of mixing costume wuxia ideas and the martial art spirit with the 21st century technology world to make a crime, suspense and mystery all in one modern kung fu wuxia film.
Chi Tan this time will attend with his wife Cissy Wang. He said that he was very happy to be able to promote Hong Kong film to the international film industry. Bai Bing will attend the London Film Festival for the first time. She knew that it will be very cold there but she said that she grew up in Xian, so she was more able to withstand the cold.
Sep 17 2014
courtesy of on.cccourtesy of singtao.comElla Koon points to the right side of her face and says, "Now the right side can't move!"Ella Koon has Bell's PalsyElla Koon demonstrates that the left side of her face reacts fine, but the right side cannot even blinkFiona Sit admits that she has a lot of health problemsElla Koon suspects that she succumbed to Bell's Palsy when she had a fever earlier
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After Raymond Wong Ho Yin had to be hospitalized for Behcet's syndrome, the 35 year old Ella Koon Yun Na yesterday attended a fashion event with the right side of her face swollen and her mouth leaning toward the left. She actually had Bell's Palsy, which caused temporary facial paralysis. The doctor said that her 7th nerve had problems and believed that it was triggered from when she had the flu. Now she could not blink, half her face was numb. She admitted that she was worried about her condition, ultimately artists relied on their faces. However she remained optimistic. In order to rest more she turned down over six figures of salary worth of work.
SEOUL: Korean singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong issued a public apology to his ex-girlfriend on his official website on Monday (Sept 15), reported Korean media. This comes days after he spent about hours speaking to the police over assault charges filed against him by his ex-girlfriend last month.
“Hello. I’m Kim Hyun-joong. This matter has hurt a girl whom I’ve loved for two years, both mentally and physically. I am really sorry.
“I have done what a man should never do and feel very ashamed. This matter is completely my fault. I once again apologise to her, as well as her family and friends. I hope she can accept my apology and forgive me,” wrote Kim.
“I will learn from this and strive to become a healthy, upright person.”
Kim had admitted to the police that he had accidentally hit his ex-girlfriend during a physical altercation, but denied charges that he had assaulted her on numerous occasions between May and July this year.
The singer-actor's lawyers said that his ex-girlfriend has decided to drop all charges against him following the apology.
Many were worried about how singer-actors Rain and f(x)'s Krystal Jung would portray a romantic relationship, especially when their ages are twelve years apart, but the two celebrities didn't think of this as a problem.
During the press conference for "My Lovely Girl," Rain addressed the issue, and said, "We work well together, and the age gap is barely noticeable."
He continued, "Krystal is junior to me as an artist, and I'm also a fan of her group. Because actors need to bond before the production, I gathered everyone for a meal, and because of that, we became closer."
"We have a twelve year age gap between us, and although it's my first time acting with someone that younger than me, it doesn't seem that way with her because she's very mature and smart. I think our mental worlds are of the same level. We think the same and we interact well, but most of all, I'm glad that she listens to me and heeds my advice."
To this, Krystal shared her thoughts, "He takes good care of me as his junior. When there's something I need help with, he assists me thoroughly and gives me lots of advice, and when we're on break and we're all tired, he talks to me. I don't feel the age gap as well. We're really similar in the way we think."
"My Lovely Girl" is scheduled to premiere on September 17.
K-pop idol group Girls’ Generation recently renewed the contract with its current label SM Entertainment, Korean news outlets reported Monday.
All of the group’s nine members -- Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun, Sunny, Jessica, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung and Yoona -- extended the management contract with SM before it expired in August.
With the renewed contract, Girls’ Generation will stick together for at least three more years, K-pop insiders said.
The nontet first signed the seven-year contract with the entertainment powerhouse in 2007 to debut as Girls’ Generation.
Seven years ago, the uncelebrated rookie girls may have had no power to negotiate terms and conditions of the contract. But this time, each member individually sat down with the agency and signed the contract on different conditions, according to the reports.
The members of Girls’ Generation are now actively pursuing solo careers in films, dramas and TV shows.
Most recently, the band’s spin-off trio TaeTiseo -- consisting of Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun -- unveiled their second EP, “Holler,” on Tuesday, immediately topping four major music charts at home.
Sep 16 2014
Singer BoA and her father were recently charged for misusing a part of their property, which is located in a greenbelt in Namyangju, Gyeonggi, the city government there said Sunday.
They were fined 50 million won ($48,000).
The two were busted when some government officials investigated their land after responding to a civil complaint, the Namyangju city government said.
BoA and her father were convicted of developing a detached property by illegally connecting it to a residential building. The facility was supposed to store farming tools or be used as a resting place only as it is part of the greenbelt, the city government said.
Greenbelt areas are regulated by strict laws in order to protect the land.
BoA’s father, who was only identified by his surname, Kwon, denied the charges, saying that “the separate building is practically the same as 10 years ago” when he first made the purchase.
Kwon bought the farmland and forest fields in Namyangju in 2004 and 2009 under his daughter’s name.
BoA and her father currently live in separate homes.