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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f(x) Luna′s agency, SM Entertainment has made a statement on recent dating reports.

SM Entertainment told Newsen on September 22, "The man in the photo of the report is a very close friend that she grew up with," and "They go to church together. The picture was also taken when they were going to church together."

Earlier on September 22, one news outlet brought attention to a photo of Luna and a man walking closely together on the streets. SM Entertainment explained that they are not dating, but close friends.

Meanwhile, Luna is currently focusing on personal activities after f(x) promotions.


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The MBC drama “Fated to Love You” (2014), which aired its final episode in Korea just two weeks ago, is starting to gain popularity in China.

The television series about a spoiled chaebol heir (Jang Hyuk, 37) who gets an ordinary woman (Jang Na-ra, 33) pregnant, recently garnered 200 million views on Sohu.com, an online television station operated by Sohu, a Chinese Internet company.

Sohu held a press banquet to celebrate the feat Tuesday at the Shilla Hotel in central Seoul.

The following is an edited excerpt compiled by the JoongAng Ilbo of questions and answers exchanged between reporters and Jang.

Q. What were you most concerned about before playing a comic role in the drama?

A. Right after watching the original Taiwanese version [from 2008], I consulted a lot with the producers and scriptwriters. We thought if we put too much weight on the comic aspects of the plot, we would end up overlooking its warmth and humanity. In the beginning, I worried a lot about how we were going to balance the two, because there wasn’t much I could do as an actor. But as time passed, I realized the crew was doing such a wonderful job designing the set and writing the script that I was able to gradually calm my jitters.

What was it like to reunite with Jang Na-ra 12 years after starring together in the 2002 SBS drama, “Successful Story of a Bright Girl”?

I lost contact with Jang after the previous drama, but surprisingly enough, I felt so comfortable working with her after all those years. Even while acting in “Successful Story,” I didn’t talk much with her behind the camera, but somehow was able to feel her warm embrace while acting. We were both young back then, but now have grown old enough to broaden our topics ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Actress Jang Na-ra has once again shown that she is still popular with her latest TV series "Fated to Love You," which ended on Sept. 4.

The soap was about an ordinary woman who accidentally married a perfect man from a rich noble family. She goes through a roller coaster ride of emotions, but eventually realizes he is her true love.

The character in her latest drama seemed little different from previous roles she had played in her other hits, such as "Successful Story of a Bright Girl" and "Babyfaced Beauty." All of the characters overcame all odds to find true happiness in life.

Though it was too typical and seemingly old-fashioned, Jang still succeeded in winning over viewers, and that is because she has an ability to bring something special to each role she plays.

Many actors feel they have to change when they play similar roles, but Jang has never thought like this. She thinks if actors change their style they can lose their strengths.

"I felt pressured and confused in my early 20s because people said I got pigeonholed even though I just debuted and appeared in a few dramas," Jang said. "Now I am relaxed, I know I will keep acting, and time will tell what I've achieved."

Jang said that she still has many strings to add to her bow even after a 13-year career in show business. She will continue to show them one by one in her future projects, and in the meantime she wants to take up challenges afforded to her by being single.

Chosun Ilbo

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The Sammo Hung Kam Bo directed and starred new film LO WAI BING (OLD GUARD) earlier shot in Heilongjiang. Lately it has been shooting on location in Vladivostok, Russia. Big Brother Big's family all came to visit the set. This time Big Brother Big called in many favors. Originally even his low spirited good brother Jackie Chan agreed to guest star, but in the end he was unable to make time to come. Speaking of Jaycee Chan's drug arrest, Big Brother Big admitted that he was very shocked after finding out. He still has not called Jackie Chan yet, as he believed that as a father he would not be pleased. He also hoped that everyone would give Cho Ming some space.

After a long hiatus from directing, Hung Kam Bo lately has been busy with the film LO WAI BING, which has already entered its wrap stage. Yesterday it shot in Vladivostock. This time the production even received the local government's support with road blocks and police to maintain order. Big Brother Big at work not only had workers holding umbrellas to provide shade for him, his wife Joyce Godenzi (Go Lai Hung), daughter Stephanie Hung Hei Yu, son Jimmy Hung Tin Cheung and his girlfriend all visited the set. Go Lai Hung and Tin Cheung's girlfriend got along famously. This time the production also booked a restaurant for the team's lunch. Hung Kam Bo's family all had rice boxes with the team ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Sandra Ng Kwan Yu and Michelle Reis (Lee Ka Yun) were invited to appear on Liza Wang Ming Chuen's talk program QUEEN'S FEAST, which taped yesterday. Kwan Yu revealed that she was busy with preparations for her new film GOLDEN DUCK (GUM NGAP) as she worked hard on finding actors. She will seek the suitable choice internationally, the soonest it will start production at the end of the month for a Lunar New Year release. She revealed that last month she went to Taiwan for research. She said, "I went to a duck (gigolo) shop in Taiwan, actually it wasn't considered a duck shop as it was a licensed night spot. The boss came in and appeared to be exactly like (Peter) Chan Ho Sun. We were all stunned; after he left, we still laughed for a full 5 minutes. If I put this story into the film it would be too exaggerated, but it really happened in real life."


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Gigi Leung and Aimee Chan both announce their 3½ month pregnancies at event

Saturday September 20, 2014 Hong Kong

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



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The good news of babies have been non-stop in the entertainment industry lately! After Ronald Cheng and his wife, Sammie Yu and Michael Tse and his wife, Tina announcing their good news, yesterday, there were double happy announcements. Yesterday night, when Gigi Leung and Aimee Chan attended a jewelry function in Central, both of them announced that they were pregnant for 3 and a half months. When both pregnant ladies saw each other, they shook hands and congratulated each other. But Gigi, who wore a tight dress last night, had an obvious baby bump, winning Aimee in the spotlight. 

38 year old Gigi Leung and Spanish husband, Sergio successfully got pregnant after getting married in 2011. In July, Apple Daily reported that Gigi and her husband successfully got pregnant when they went on vacation in America, but because the pregnancy did not reach 3 months yet, Gigi did not announce the good news. Until yesterday, the first time that Gigi appeared at a public even after her pregnancy rumours, did she finally admit that she is pregnant for 3 and half months. Aimee Chan, who was also at the event, also announced that she is pregnant with her second child. 

Will stay in Hong Kong to give birth; Mother will take care of her

Yesterday night, Gigi wore two inch high heels and a pink tight dress to the event. Although she and Aimee are both pregnant for three and a half months, but Gigi's stomach was evidently a lot bigger. Regarding this, Gigi laughed: "My mom said it's very big too. Perhaps the baby absorbed the water to protect (him/her)self." ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Nicholas Tse and Faye Wong get back together; spotted together in Faye's Beijing home

Saturday September 20, 2014 Hong Kong

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



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Celebrity Nicholas Tse and Faye Wong are currently both divorced and are single again. Although the pair had broken for many years already, in many people's eyes they are still a perfect match. There were many times where there were rumours of them getting back together. Recently, the two were finally photographed together, even kissing in Faye Wong's house in Beijing, creating a big shock in the entertainment industry. 

According to a Mainland media outlet, Sohu Entertainment, Nicholas Tse was photographed in a car with Faye Wong heading back to her home on the 15th, and even stayed at her house for 4 days, not even taking one step outside. He was seen during his stay, both of them interacted like they were very much in love, like a couple that just started. Other than personally cooking for Faye, photographers were even able to capture the two kissing. 

The report said, that at the time, Faye was lying on the bed playing with her phone, while talking to Nicholas who was sitting on the bed. During the conversation, it seemed like the two talked about some happy things. Faye even raised her feet and acted sweetly to Nic; in the end, the two ended up getting closer and closer and ended up in a passionate kiss. Also, when he was sitting by himself by the window, she went up to him to talk, and in the middle, give him a light kiss. 

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Last Sept 19th (Hawaii, US time;Sept 20 in Japan), popular group Arashi celebrated their 15 years anniversary of debut live from Ko Olina resort in Hawaii, USA. The group have fond memories of Hawaii as they debuted in Waikiki aboard a luxury liner last Sept 1999.



A “storm” of excitement arises with the upscale resort at the background that can be reach 50 minutes by car inside of Honolulu. 150 bus units with Arashi’s logo brought fans to and from the venue that includes Japanese fans. The streets of Oahu, particularly along Kalakaua Ave., was lined with 113 Arashi flags and some fans shared that those in immigration bureau would ask them if they are in Hawaii for Arashi concert upon their arrival. A local paper reported that their arrival brought Hawaii US$20.7 million in economic revenue.



Arashi arrived via helicopter that left 15,000 audiences stunned. Ninomiya Kazunari shouted, “the storm has arrived!”, and charmed the audience in quick succession with their hit songs, which includes their debut song, “A · RA · SHI“. The group also performed with a local Hawaiian band with the setting sun as the backdrop.



Fans stirred with admiration for Arashi as they have gone a long a way, overcoming hurdles as 5-members, and now they are a group who represents Japan. Arashi’s leader, Ohno Satoshi said that even though there was sad feeling 15 yrs ago, he can no longer feel that [sad feeling] from that time. Sakurai Sho added, “With pride and affection, I was able to return with  Arashi on the Hawaiian ground”. “Thank you members, these five people are impressive,” Matsumoto Jun said with deep emotion as the rest starts crying.






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It was announced that Arashi‘s Ninomiya Kazunari will star in Fuji TV’s drama special, “Murder on the Orient Express“, which will be shown for two consecutive nights in New Year 2015.



The said special drama is based from the bestselling novel of the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie, which was published in 1934. Mitani Koki will worked on the script for the Japanese adaptation that will be set in early Showa era in contrast to the original setting in London. “Murder on the Orient Express” is about a murder that occurred while on a luxury sleeper train called Orient Express. The first night of the drama SP will be faithful to the original while the second night will be reconstructed from the murderer’s point of view.



Kyogen actor Nomura Mansai will play the role of the famous detective Suguro Takeru (Hercule Poirot in original) while Ninomiya will play the role of victim’s head secretary named Makuuchi Heita (Hector  McQueen in original). It will be Ninomiya’s first time to work with Mitani and he was surprise to be chosen. Mitani commented that he saw Ninomiya’s works in the past and thinks that he’s good.

Joining the rest of the cast, are: Matsushima Nanako, Anne, Sawamura Ikki, Tamaki Hiroshi, Sasano Takashi, Nishida Toshiyuki, Ikematsu Sosuke, Yagi Akiko, Aoki Sayaka, Fujimoto Takahiro, Fuji Sumiko, Kobayashi Takashi, and Kusabue Mitsuko.





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