Postage stamps featuring the boy band Big Bang will be issued in China, Japan and Korea on Oct. 31.

The stamps are available in three different designs. Preorders for the Korean version began on Wednesday.

The gilded stamps will be sold along with postcards in Korea, while the Chinese version in black and red colors comes with a set of commemorative coins. The Japanese version commemorates the band's tour of the island country's five cities.

The management agency claimed that the stamps will make great presents for fans as they feature unreleased pictures of the band.

Chosun Ilbo

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BEAST revealed their special mini album for the fifth debut anniversary.
The group's 7th mini album titled "TIME" was released on October 20 at 12:30 p.m. (KST). The title track "12:30" portrays the pain after a break-up describing the hands of a clock at the time 12:30 which point the opposite directions. Also, appealing piano sound and rhythm emphasize the emotion in the song and the member's delicate vocals blended with melody completed a sad melo music video.
Another song "Drive," a hiphop genre track, includes an impressive reciting intro part. Driving-like melody line develops the story in the song reminding a scene in the film.
The third track, "It's All Good," with a R&B rhythm, sings to comfort himself that breaking-up is better than being together for themselves ironically.
Meanwhile, BEAST appeared on KBS 2TV Talk Show "Hello Counselor."

KBS Global

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A Chinese version of the hit drama "Full House" will be going into production, with Eli of U-KISS set to play the lead role.

The production team heading the drama, Group8, will team up with Asia Media Holdings for the Chinese project. The original Korean drama "Full House" starred Rain and Song Hye-gyo, hitting as high as 40% in viewer ratings.

Auditions will be held to cast the female lead aside Eli. Filming is scheduled to start in December.

KBS Global

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Stephen Chow has begun filming "Mermaid"

Wednesday October 22, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/stephen-chow-begun-filming-mermaid-034132252.html






Stephen Chow has secretly begun filming his upcoming film, "Mermaid".


As reported on Mingpao News, the comedy director was recently photographed in Shenzhen with executive director, Wilson Chin, and his favourite co-star, Lam Tsz Chung, while discussing the film.


Deng Chao, who was rumoured to play the main lead, was also spotted at the scene, though the two recently auditioned stars, Linah Matsuoka and Kabby Hui were nowhere to be seen.


It was also rumoured that Kitty Zhang will be playing a villainin the movie.


Meanwhile, Stephen has yet to respond to allegations made by Tiffany Chen in regard to the controversial article that accused her husband, Charles Heung, of being associated with the Hong Kong mob.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/louis-koo-four-films-apff-034132784.html






 It seems that Louis Koo has a big chance to win Best Actor at the Asia Pacific Film Festival, as four out of the five movies that have been selected to represent Hong Kong at the festival have the actor as the main lead.


As reported on HK Top Ten News, the four movies, "Out of Inferno", "The White Storm", "Overheard 3" and "Aberdeen", will be featured at the event, aside from Pang Brothers' "As the Light Goes Out".


Aside from Louis, Sean Lau also stars in three out of the five movies, with all three of them co-starring the former, while Nick Cheung, who has won three Best Actor awards for his role in "Unbeatable", may also be a hot contender with his role in "The White Storm", which also stars Louis and Sean.


Meanwhile, Miriam Yeung and Gigi Leung from "Aberdeen" may have a chance to grab the Best Actress awards for their breakout role in Pang Ho Cheung's "Aberdeen".


The 57th Asia Pacific Film Festival will be taking place in Phattaya, Thailand from 15 to 17 December.

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Louis Koo Tin Lok and Miriam Yeung Chin Wa have already worked together many times. With their previous chemistry they recently worked together again on the film DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (DAN SUN NAM NUI 2). They along with Gao Yuanyuan, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) and Vic Chou Yu Man developed a complicated five sides relationship. Chin Wa this time in the film climbed rock and dove into the sea. Even when her other half Koo Tin Lok was less than faithful, she was able to tolerate that. Yet Chin Wa pointed out that in real life she definitely would not be able to, she would be fuming and explode.

Goo Jai in the last film lost to Ng Yin Coh. This time Goo Jai joked that it would be "Return of the Jedi". First he would propose to Chin Wa then he would interrupt the wedding. They also revealed that actually the director had interest in a third film. Chin Wa and Goo Jai were surprised to learn about that and then gave a lot of suggestions. They joked that they could another male and female character. Chin Wa and joked that in the next film she could be a transvestite or that Ng Yin Cho was her. Goo Jai and Chin Wa in the film not only had the usual couple intimacy but also many action scenes. Goo Jai for days had to keep climbing back and forth like he was making an action film. Goo Jai said that the building and rock ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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MY VOICE MY LIFE two nights ago held a charity premiere at the Kowloon Bay Exhibition Center. Attending guests included Johnnie To Kei Fung, Josie Ho Chiu Yi and Mimi Kung Chi Yun. To Kei Fung said that Andy Lau Tak Wa showed him this film, which made he realize the existence of such a good film. He said, "This film taught me what truth and love was, after watching it I was very touched. I then asked Wa Jai if I could borrow it for a premiere fund raiser." The premiere raised fund for the gospel drug recovery organization. He said, "The organization will set up a physical location. The Chief Executive will attend. I believe that our over 20 years of support for the program isn't wrong." He pointed out that he did not know how to make a film like this, after watching it he was even moved to tears.

Josie Ho Chiu Yi said that she has not released a record in a year. She has been busy with her new record. "In the story of my new song I am a crazed fan. In real life I was a fan of Madonna. When she came to Hong Kong I waited for her at the hotel but I never saw her." Kung Chi Yun attended with her daughter. She sad, "My daughter has liked ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Irene Wan Bik Ha, Winkie Lai Mei Yin, JW and others attended the Hong Kong premiere of FURY. Irene revealed that her office next month will begin work officially on its first film (OI JOI SUM CHAU), she was especially excited. She pointed out that earlier the script was being worked on, the current version if her favorite. The title was due teo the film's Autumn production start, which was also her favorite season. With the red leaf support the love story would be even more romantic. This film later will shoot in the Mainland. Lately Raymond Lam Fung has been rumored to be joining Emperor. Irene said that the addition of more actors was joyous, in the future she would like to work with him again.


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Taiwan artists Sharon Hsu Wei En and Abby Fung earlier worked on the Sun Entertainment invested film ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB (SI SING). They even dropped their "beauty baggage" and spent six hours in the make up chair to look like zombies. Known as the "Little Lin Chiling", Abby Fung sacrificed her looks to play a a zombie. With all the zombies on the set it was like a Halloween party. "Because normally I don't have a chance for such make up, after the shoot I didn't want to remove it. I wanted to go around and scare people. When my manager drove, he would deliberately lower the window and ask for direction. Other people would run away from fright."

Playing the "sexy courier", Hsu Wei-En wore a bikini and later became a zombie. She said that after work she did not dare to scare anyone. "I was afraid that someone would hit me. What's the point!"

Speaking of Jessica C. and Candy Yuen Ka Man's sexy appearance, Hui Wei-En was not afraid of comparison. "Everyone has her own specialty. Just do what you should do for each part it is fine." They pointed out that they were bruised all over during their struggle scenes. Abby Fung also looked forward to playing a couple with Nick Cheung Ka Fai. Hsu Wei-En would like to work with Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Chow Yun Fat.


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Tuesday October 21, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/jackie-xu-enjoys-friendship-kenneth-ma-065200872.html






Model-actress Jackie Xu, whose dinner outing with Kenneth Ma was ruined by the paparazzi last August, recently revealed that she is still friends with the actor despite of what happened.


As reported on On CC News, Jackie admitted that she has no issues being friends with the actor, though romance is not in the cards.


"Right now, I am enjoying being friends with Kenneth. He's a really great friend," she said. "When the news of our outing was published by the media, it was only the second time we met."


The model also stressed that she has not gone out with Kenneth since the incident.


"But he sent me a text to say sorry. I think he was afraid that I was traumatised by the experience," she said.

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