Tuesday November 18, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/jennifer-tse-sean-dai-called-quits-032500206.html






While her former boyfriend Andy On has found new love with "Zombie Fight Club" co-star, Jessica C., it was revealed that Hong Kong actress Jennifer Tse has recently broke up with her new man, Sean Dai.


As reported on Mingpao News, on 17 November, Sean posted an announcement on his Instagram, saying that he and the actress have broken up.


He wrote, "There were a lot of rumours this last weekend, but I don't want to talk about personal things. But now, I need to clarify my situation with Jennifer [Tse], and [tell you] that we have officially separated last week. Being friends is the best choice."


However, Sean assured that he and Jennifer have no issue to continue working together in future.


Though no reason has been given for the sudden breakup, Jennifer's camp revealed that the actress will clarify the issue later today.


On the other hand, Sean's mother, socialite Li Guilan, said that she has no knowledge about the breakup and will not comment about her son's relationship issue.


Jennifer and Sean's relationship came to light earlier this year after the actress broke up with her boyfriend of four years, Andy On.


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GEM Tang's wax figure to be unveiled in December

Tuesday November 18, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/gem-tangs-wax-figure-unveiled-december-062500874.html






 Hong Kong singer GEM Tang will be the next young star to have her wax figure exhibited at Hong Kong's Madame Tussauds.


According to Mingpao News, previously, the Madame Tussauds sculpting team from Britain arrived in Hong Kong to tailor her size for her upcoming wax figure.


Spending five hours to complete the body cast, GEM also assisted the team in choosing a variety of dresses and accessories for the figure.


It was reported that GEM's wax figure design will have the same style and costumes she uses in her concert performances.


GEM will also be attending the launching ceremony of her wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong on 10 December.

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Source:  SCMP




Six hours of fresh programmes a day, all available on demand from early morning; that's HKTV's recipe for success in the battle to attract an audience of young, tech-savvy viewers with deep pockets.


Speaking to the Post yesterday, the new online channel's boss, Ricky Wong Wai-kay, set out his strategy ahead of its long-awaited launch tonight. Unlike a traditional station offering different programmes through the day, HKTV will follow the strategy of subscription-based foreign channels like HBO and AXN, with new programming in prime time and reruns all day.


"We are targeting a young, working population who have high consumption power," said Wong. Because this group lived a busy urban lifestyle and had little time to watch television every day, Wong said: "Two to three hours of programmes of the best quality are enough per day."


A typical night will see programmes streamed from 7pm until midnight including one hour of HKTV's self-produced programming, two hours of Korean drama, one hour of anime from Japan and one hour of shopping programmes. An hour of shopping shows will also be shown from 1pm.


But Wong says the new programmes will be available from the channel's on-demand service from 6am on the day they are due to be streamed, giving viewers flexibility in when they want to watch.


The programmes can be watched on computers or via mobile apps or set-top boxes.


The streaming kicks off at 8pm tonight, and the first night's schedule will focus on HKTV's original programming. The service begins with coverage of HKTV's launch ceremony, which takes place at the Marriott Hotel in Admiralty this afternoon.


At 8.30pm there is crime thriller Borderline, starring award-winning actor Liu Kai-chi. The first episode has already been seen by more than one million online viewers after it was posted on YouTube.


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_18MB016_.jpgGordon Liu attends the Sing Pao celebration with Fan Yik Man
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Sing Pao celebrates its 75th anniversary. Last night a celebration took place. Gordon Liu (Lau Ka Fai) attended with Fan Yik Man. Lau Ka Fai sat in a wheel chair and looked fuller than before and in decent spirits. When his photo was taken he even flashed a smile. He was in a good mood.


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_18MB017_.jpgNg Man Tat is resting fully after his heart failure
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Due to heart failure Ng Man Tat was hospitalized. Last night Ng Man Tat attended an event. He was completely resting currently. "Now mostly I would have tea, play mahjong and go to the Jockey's Club with friends. I have turned down a lot of work, but (Clifton) Ko Chi Sum is asking me to make a movie and says he would accommodate my time for rest." Earlier Mrs. Charles Heung Wa Keung blasted Stephen Chow Sing Chi on Weibo. Ng Man Tat said, "I don't know much about the content, but everyone are good friends. Being healthy is the best. I have very little contact with them. Instead I have run into Brother Keung." Speaking of Chow Sing Chi being accused of backstabbing and involved in money problems. Has Ng Tat Ming stopped being friends with Sing Yeh over money? He joked, "No, I have never had that. Everyone is loving and loyal, depending on who is on the other end. To me? Everyone is loving and loyal to me."


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Director Johnnie To Kei Fung yesterday attended the Baptist University "55th honorary doctorate presentation ceremony" and received a honorary doctorate of literature. To Sir's friends Lee Tim Sing, Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga), Kam Kwok Leung, Raymond Wong Ho Yin, Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) and Peter Lam Kin Ngok attended and congratulated him. At night To Sir treated his friends to a French dinner in Happy Valley to celebrate.

Sammi joked that since it was a big life event for To Sir, she had to attend. She said, "I am very happy, I am proud of him. However I didn't get him anything, I would give myself to him. I hope for any events big or small in his life, I would be ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Julian Cheung Chi Lam and Charmaine Sheh Si Man starred RETURN OF THE CUCKOO (SUP YUET CHOR NG DIK YUET GUONG) film version earlier officially started production. The cast gathered for the worship ceremony. Although Chilam and Ah Sheh were linked in rumors, during the ceremony they chatted and laughed. They even often whispered to each other, as if the ancient rumors did not affect them. Ah Sheh even cracked up. Later during the group photo they stood shoulder to shoulder without any awkwardness at all!

Chilam was rumored to be upset with director Patrick Kong (Yip Lim Sum)'s script, asking him to halt production and rewrite the script. Yet they looked harmonious yesterday. When Yip Lim Sun's incense stick was crooked, Chilam went up to help straighten it out. The film next month will shoot on location in Macau and will shoot there for three weeks before returning to Hong Kong.


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Monday November 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/joe-ma-plans-renew-per-series-contract-tvb-060000283.html






Joe Ma disclosed that there is a possibility for him to renew his per-series contract with TVB, after the previous one ended just recently.


As reported on On CC News, speaking to the media at the wrap-up party of his new series, "Smooth Talker" recently, Joe said, "I am currently in the midst of negotiating [with TVB]. Money is important!"


Asked if he has conditions as to the kind of project that he would like, Joe replied, "It's not that critical. But my character in this series is very good. It's rare for the audience to see me play a triad boss."


While he does have interest to work in mainland China, Joe said that his main focus is Hong Kong.


"I feel quite lonely when I am in the mainland. But I know everybody in TVB, so it always feel familiar and more delightful," he said.


In related news, "Smooth Talker" is scheduled for broadcast in May next year. Kate Tsui, Elena Kong, and Johnson Lee co-star.


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Monday November 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/kingdom-yuen-afraid-stephen-chow-091700278.html






Though she has worked with Stephen Chow in a lot of movies, comedy actress Kingdom Yuen recently admitted that she feels intimidated whenever she's around the comic genius.


According to Mingpao News, the actress, who appeared on a talk show recently to talk about her experience in showbiz, stated, "I have learned a lot from Stephen in my 30 years of acting. He really has a good grasp of the comedic pace. Compared to him, I was like an elementary school student."


"Once, he even performed the comedy routine he wanted me to do because I couldn't understand him, but I still couldn't do it as good as him," she said.


Kingdom disclosed that while she always showed confidence in front of the comedy man, she was actually afraid of him, and still is.


"Maybe that's why he hasn't offered me a role in his movies these past few years," she added.


Kingdom has worked with the actor in various films in the '90s, including "Forbidden City Cop", "God of Cookery", and "Hail the Judge".

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Ronald Cheng's first production will focus on Hong Kong market

Monday November 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/ronald-chengs-first-production-focus-hong-kong-market-092000332.html






Actor-turned-director Ronald Cheng recently joked that he is the example of how not to start a business.


According to a report on HK Top Ten News, the actor, who attended a comic and animation expo recently, shared that he started a production company in Taiwan that eventually made him loose more than HKD 3 million.


Not giving up on his dream, Ronald then tried establishing a film company yet again, this time with fellow actor Tin Kai Man. However, their first movie together stars Chapman To, who has been boycotted in mainland China.


However, when asked if he is worried about not making any profit via the mainland market, Ronald said that the company's current focus is in making pure Hong Kong films, thus he will not worry about the mainland market for the time being.


"My wife is also due to give birth in February, so I hope to stay in Hong Kong until the time comes," he said.

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