"Come Home Love" to end at 804 episodes, "Welcome to the House II" to replace it
Friday April 10, 2015 Hong Kong
Source: ST Headline
Rephrased by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums
After extension after extension for three years, TVB sitcom "Come Home Love" is finally coming to an end this July. Replacing it, will be the sequel to 2006 sitcom "Welcome to the House". With Lawrence Cheng, Christine Ng and King Sir cooperating once again, "Welcome to the House II" will revolve around the issues and troubles at "Ko Hing Pharmacy". Angelica Lo will also be in the cast. The upcoming sitcom is temporarily set at 200 episodes.
Friday April 10, 2015 Hong Kong
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums
TVB's new generation "third-party foxy spirit", Ali Lee, has been filming drama after drama. Having played many "third party" characters, this time, in new drama "Trendy Leader", she finally "settles" down and climbs up the ladder, playing a socialite as the female lead of the drama; along with good 'sister' Sisley Choi, who has also been heavily promoted. Ali accepted an interview yesterday and said: "Actually I don't know that I'm the female lead, nor do I know what my character is yet, but to me, no matter what character it is, I will do it well. I've joined TVB for three years, and I've filmed many different dramas. From having only two scenes, to two episodes, till now, I've been improving step by step. If the company arranges such a good role for me, I will be very happy. My hard work hasn't been wasted."
Speaking of Sisley Choi saying that Ali is her "goddess", Ali replied: "I am very good friends with Sisley, no matter in private or at work, we are good sisters." Regarding the drama having a lot of actresses, being given a lead role so fast, will she be worried that others will be jealous or that there may be a lot of rumours? She laughed: "They aren't people who spread rumours. From what I know of them, they are people who work hard."
"Trendy Leader" will start filming in May. The drama's cast include Moses Chan, Him Law, Ali Chan and Sisley Choi. Past Miss Hong Kong pageant contestants, Veronica Shiu, Whitney Hui, Leanne Li, Vivien Yeo, Lisa Chong and Jacqueline Chong will also take part in the drama. The plot will revolve around ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
The final nail has not yet been hammered into ATV's coffin, with a deal to acquire the beleaguered television station still possible despite the imminent loss of its free-to-air licence.
Private equity firm AID Partners Capital yesterday confirmed for the first time that it was the "white knight" that signed an agreement to buy ATV hours before Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his cabinet pulled the plug on the 58-year-old station on April 1.
"We had all the preparation and we have resources. It was a pity the government decided not to renew the licence," said Kelvin Wu King-shiu, AID's principal partner. "But I support the government's decision. If I were them, I would've done the same. This has dragged on for too long."
But Wu, whose company previously bought legendary film studio Golden Harvest and came to the rescue of HMV's Asian stores, said there was still a chance of a deal if ATV could find a way to continue to broadcast, for example by doing a deal with PCCW's new free-to-air station.
And the businessman dished the dirt on the behind-the-scenes farce in the hours before ATV's licence was scrapped.
AID had been in talks with Deloitte, the accountant appointed by the High Court to sell a stake in ATV, on buying the 52.4 per cent interest controlled by its de facto boss, Wong Ching, through his relative, Wong Ben-koon.
"We had a 70-page proposal, including 30 pages of spreadsheets and a 15-year financial forecast," said Wu. "We were confident that we would be able to complete the deal."
At 5pm on March 31 - the government deadline for ATV to submit a restructuring plan - it had signed a contract and handed it to Deloitte to give to the Wongs.
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Apr 10 2015
courtesy of singtao.comcourtesy of mingpao.comKarena Ng returns from shooting IP MAN 3 in Shanghai and receives a lipstick with Raymond Lam's imagecourtesy of on.cc
Karena Ng Chin Yu yesterday attended an event in Tsim Sha Tsui and received a lipstick that was sculpted with her image. Before the event began she also received one with her boyfriend Raymond Lam Fung's image as a surprise. Chin Wa asked, "Is it (Raymond) Wong Pak Ming?"
Chin Wa said that she just got off the plane early in the morning. Lately she has been working on the film IP MAN 3 in Shanghai. She said, "After the event I would have to go to Shanghai again. Now Shanghai is very cold, like winter in Hong Kong. I didn't bring enough clothes and started to have a little flu." Would her boyfriend be her human down jacket? She said that he was in Hengdian, the round trip ride would take six to seven hours.
In IP MAN 3 she had to take a beating, which she was a little scared about because she might have to take a beating from a group of martial artists. She said, "They are very terrifying, every punch is powerful. I heard that I also had a slap scene in the film with (Patrick) Tam Yiu Man."
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courtesy of mingpao.comMiriam Yeung and Jordan Chan will host the Hong Kong Film AwardsZhou XunCharlene Choi
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The Hong Kong Film Award will take place on the 19th. First time hosts Miriam Yeung Chin Wa and Jordan Chan Siu Chun will team the many time Hong Kong Film Award host Gordon Lam Ka Tung.
The award program photography shoot was the responsibility of the famous Hong Kong photographer CK Chan Kam Keung led photography team. This year's theme was Fantasia. With Piaget's watch and jewelry sponsorship the nominees shone with self confident charm.
For the theme, this year's award program in photography and design used digital video's basic unit pixel as its concept element. Participating in the shoot were Alan Mak Siu Fai, Alex Fong Chung Shun, Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho), Eddie Peng Yu-Yan, Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Huang Bo, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Tang Wei, Vicki Zhao Wei and Zhou Xun.
The Hong Kong Film Award chief, director Gordon Chan Ka Seung said in the program, "At first when we discussed the theme of 'fantasia', we talked about how many people thought that film was built with money. Everything could be resolved with computer special effects. Actually that isn't the case. Film is created with intelligence." Vice chair Andrew Lau Wai Keung also said that film production relied on intelligence in the end. At the same ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Apr 10 2015
Maria Lai and Donnie Yen were training class classmates
courtesy of mingpao.comMaria Lai feels guilty about making Shawn Yue cryMaria Lai hopes for another season
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Maria Lai Chi San's second season of TELLING MARIA will air next week. Yesterday Chi San attended the press conference at Television City. She revealed that this time guests will include Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Harwick Lau Hoi Wai, Ng Man Tat, Patrick Tse Yin, Shawn Yue Man Lok and Sammo Hung Kam Bo. This time the lead actors' age range was very wide, from the Cantonese film era Best Actor Tse Yin to the younger generation like Yue Man Lok and Lau Hoi Wai. This time she still asked the guests to tell her a secret that they have never told anyone.
The first episode's guest was Yen Chi Tan, originally Chi San and Chi Tan were training class classmates. Did Chi Tan court her then? She said that at the time she already had a boyfriend so Chi Tan did not have a chance. She also revealed that among all the guests, the most unexpected was her making Yue Man Lok cry. She has never seen him cry. At the time she felt very guilty and did not know how to comfort him. She did not know how to react at all. Chi San also thanked Ng Man Tat for appearing on the program during his recovery period. She felt that he was like a teacher, with his own acting principles. Now many people are following his lead.
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courtesy of singtao.comNick Cheung says that Jacky Cheung messes around on the set, Jacky Cheung replies he is just having fun in life, otherwise Nick Cheung probably would not be the Best ActorChoi Si-Won, Wang Xueqi, Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung, Ji Jin-Hee, Shawn Yue
courtesy of mingpao.comJacky Cheung and Nick Cheung trade verbal jabsJin Ji-Hee, Choi Si-Won
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Jacky Cheung Hok Yau and Nick Cheung Ka Fai worked together for the first time. In the new film HELIOS (CHET DOH) they played a professor and a cop. The "brothers" Hok Yau and Ka Fai in the film were both enemies and friends as they battled brawls and brains.
Ka Fai revealed that in the film he ran into a case that has never happened in Hong Kong. The story was complex and the screen writer put a lot of effort into the production. The film had many action scenes. Ka Fai said that when the director explained the story to him, he said that in the film he did not need to perform any stunt and he could work with Hok Yau. He said, "I thought I was very happy. Then I got to the set and the director said I had to fight a little. During the shoot I took a beating, which absolutely wasn't a little. Luckily all the highly difficult stunts like crashing through the wall and into the sea, jumping off the building went to (Shawn) Yue Man Lok. Choi Si-Won fought the most in the film."
Playing a professor and a serious case consultant, Hok Yau had the ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Apr 10 2015
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In the film INSANITY (BO FUNG YU) Sean Lau Ching Wan and Huang Xiaoming took 18 tries in their first rehearsal. Xiaoming played depressed for days. After several scenes he really thought that he was mental ill, even Ching Wan did not dare to get close. Xiaoming said that luckily he learned to pig out to release the negative emotions. After he ate he was energetic and happier. Lau Ching Wan would positively faced pressure with exercises, acting normal, walking the dog in the hills and being in the nature was helpful to him.
FURIOUS 7LITTLE BIG MASTERDirector Adrian Kwan, Ng Yuen Yi, Rain Lau, Philip Keung, Screen writer Hannah Cheung, Kitty and Jennie visits Principal Lui at the kindergarten and celebrates Jennie's belated 6th birthday
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This Easter the Hong Kong total box office reached HK$ 44,343,662, a rise of 33.3%from $ 33,267,047 last year. The Hollywood film FURIOUS 7 performed the best with HK$ 20,228,174, almost half of the total box office. Over 6 days it accumulated HK$ 28,964,996. In second place was LITTLE BIG MASTER (NG GOR SIU HAI DIK HAU JEUNG), over the 4 day holiday it made HK$ 9,018,314. The Francis Ng Chun Yu and Simon Yam Tat wa starred Emperor Motion Picture TWO THUMBS UP (CHUNG FUNG CHEH) made HK$ 4,248,429 and the Sean Lau Ching Wan and Huang Xiaoming starred INSANITY (BO FUNG YU) made HK$ 1,558,107.
The film LITTLE BIG MASTER (NG GOR SIU HAI DIK HAU JEUNG) as of yesterday already made over HK$ 33 million at the box office. Yesterday the film's children Kitty and Jennie along with three "parents" Philip Keung Ho Man, Rain Lau Yuk Chui, Ng Yuen Yi, director Adrian Kwan Shun Fai and screen writer Hannah Cheung Pui King went to Yuen Long and Tuen Mun for audience appreciation. The team even went to Yuen Kong kindergarten to visit Principal Lui and "Tung Tung" Gor Gor (the principal's husband", as well as celebrating Jennie's belated sixth birthday.
When the team appeared at the cinema, the audience was very surprised and praised their emotional performance. Many viewers were moved to tears, even children raised their hands to share their comments.
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Apr 10 2015
Thursday April 9, 2015 Hong Kong
Heavenly King, Aaron Kwok (郭富城) attended an event related to Aids and as an ambassador of Hong Kong AIDS Foundation, he shared about his experience of interacting with aids survivors during the filming of the movie, Love for Life (最愛). Aaron said: "Aids will not be transmitted through normal interactions and we do not need to keep a distance from them. During the filming, the aids survivors and I eat and work together everyday and no problem at all."
Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal