As the title of the movie suggests, actor Lee Jung-jae keeps running, jumping and fighting in "Big Match," an action comedy directed by Choi Ho that was released last week.

Lee plays a mixed martial arts fighter who tries to save his brother after he was kidnapped by a villain.

"When I was offered the role, some people tried to dissuade me, saying that I might not be young enough to manage brutal fight scenes," Lee said. "But I thought I had to do it before getting even older."

"I did about 80 percent of the action scenes, except some stunts like jumping from a roof or leaping over a bus," he said.

Lee, who was a big star in the 1990s, has been enjoying resurging popularity as he appeared in hit films "The Thieves" (2012), "New World" (2013) and "The Face Reader" (2013).

But he feels he is at a crossroads in his acting career.

"What I want to do is often different from what I get to do," he explained. "Since I'm over 40 now I might have to focus on what I can do best."

Chosun Ilbo

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ATV's major investor Wong Ching could lose control over the station after a High Court judge ruled that the mainland businessman had interfered with the running of the station and had jeopardised its future.


Mr Justice Jonathan Harris found Wong was acting behind the back of the station's majority shareholder Wong Ben-koon, who is a relative.


"It is difficult to understand why Wong Ching would invest so much money and lend unsecured loans to a loss-making company in which he has no equity," the judge said.


He found Wong Ben-koon was not telling the whole story when he testified about Wong Ching's role.


The judge also found that Wong Ben-koon's allies did not care much about the broadcaster's licence renewal and found their conduct "seriously, fatally jeopardised ATV's future and existence".


He agreed with an application from the station's main shareholder, Antenna Investment, that two independent supervisors should be appointed to ATV's board of directors.


The two supervisors' first task would be to find an independent company which would buy 10.75 per cent of ATV's shares from Panfair Holdings, which is controlled by Wong Ben-koon, and to look for a new chief executive for the station.


If Panfair's shares are sold, Wong Ben-koon would no longer be the station's majority shareholder.


The judge also allowed the two supervisors to have access to ATV's books and accounts and ordered Wong Ching and former executive director James Shing Pan-yu to reimburse the station HK$1 million, which was the fine handed down in August last year by the Communications Authority to punish Wong Ching for interfering with the station.


The court was told that Antenna, which was controlled by Taiwanese snack tycoon Tsai Eng-meng, held about 48 per cent of ATV's shares while Wong Ben-koon held the rest through three companies.


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Monday December 8, 2014 Hong Kong

Credits: to hyn5 @ http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com






Artistes Kenneth Ma and Natalie Tong attended the opening for a leather goods shop in Mongkok. The two attracted many female fans and photographers. The two received leather gifts from the brand, having a new bag to use.

Kenneth laughingly said that he would be able to make money during Christmas: "Just completed a series. Able to accept events to make money. (Ask a girl to spend Christmas [with you]?) A feng shui master said that it would not be until 2018 to 2019 that I would have marriage luck. If I meet the right one, one year is enough, so don't have to be in such a rush".

Natalie Tong Denies Dating Tony Hung

Natalie was asked whether she would buy a Christmas present for Tony Hung. She said, "Why? (You guys are dating?) No, and will not be buying a present. (He asked you to spend Christmas [with him]?) Have not had anyone ask yet. This year, may be spending it filming series. Figure it out when someone actually asks. [If] Kenneth is free, he can come to the company canteen and look for me to spend Christmas with".

*Credits to the-sun, mingpao, and metrodaily

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Monday December 8, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/carina-lau-celebrates-birthday-grand-fashion-053400656.html






Turning 49 on 8 December, Hong Kong actress Carina Lau recently celebrated her birthday bash in a rock star manner alongside various celebrity friends from the industry.


As reported on Mingpao News, on 7 December, the actress, with husband Tony Leung, held a multi-million dollars star-studded birthday party at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, which included A-list celebrities such as Rosamund Kwan, Zhao Wei, Cherie Chung, Miriam Yeung, Eric Tsang, Chen Kaige, and Kenny Bee.


The actress was seen arriving at the hotel at 6pm, followed by husband Tony 45 minutes later. Other guests began to arrive later on and were given the VIP reception.


Among the many stars who graced the event, the most anticipated guest, Faye Wong, whose romance with Nicholas Tse has been the talk of the town for the past few months, arrived alone instead and only smiled when asked about the whereabouts of her boyfriend.


Carina, who looked stunning in a low-cut red dress for the cake-cutting event, was also successful in attracting attention during her arrival, when she appeared wearing a black and white dress believed to be the same one she wore to an award show back in 1995.


In her welcome speech during the bash, Carina thanked friends and the media for supporting her throughout the years, and added, "I hope to use this 49 years of experience to ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Monday December 9, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/nicholas-tse-faye-wong-her-daughter-reunited-054600309.html






 Faye Wong and Nicholas Tse were recently photographed together for the first time with the singer's daughter, Leah Dou (Dou Jingtong).


As reported on Apple Daily News, the singer, her daughter and her actor beau was spotted in Hong Kong on 6 December, as they arrived at a Repulse Bay residence belonging to Faye's manager, Katie Chan.


The family of three was later seen leaving separately a few hours later - Nicholas returned to his residence, while Faye, her daughter and her entourage to Mandarin Hotel for some tea before heading to a hair salon.


When asked if she would be spending Christmas in Hong Kong with Nicholas, Faye was all smiles but declined to respond to the question.


It was said that Faye was in Hong Kong to attend Carina Lau's 49th birthday party held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.


In a report published by Mingpao News, it was rumoured that Leah herself supported her mother's decision to reconcile with Nicholas, since the actor took good care of her when he was dating her mother.

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Monday December 8, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/myolie-wu-gets-flowers-mystery-man-055600270.html






 Myolie Wu has set tongues wagging when she unexpectedly received a bouquet of roses at the airport on her way to Singapore.


As reported on On CC News, the actress, who was scheduled to attend a promotional event for her new series "Lady Sour" in the country, was confused when she was handed a bouquet of red roses at the airline counter.


Attached together with the bouquet is a large card that read: "Lady Sour Myolie Wu will break viewership ratings. It will become an international sensation!"- Mr. R"


When asked who Mr. R is, the surprised Myolie made a guess that it might be her co-star Ron Ng, though added, "But he's not that nice. Maybe it's from my girlfriends who wanted to joke around."


Myolie also denied being in a relationship. "It's not true [that I'm dating]. I am very touched by the gesture, but it would be better without the card."

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Monday December 8, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: MingPao / Sina HK
Images: BeautyExchange FB / HKChannel 
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forum



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TVB drama, "Come On, Cousin!" broadcasted its finale yesterday night. Actors Wong Cho Lam and his fiancée, Leanne Li, Roger Kwok, Joey Meng, May Chan, Bob Lam, etc. attended the "Come On, Cousin Awards Ceremony" at a shopping mall and watched the finale with the audience. The actors took turns performing songs, and during Siu Bo's performance of "Passionate", Bob Lam took off her shawl, and the two danced intimately and kissed. 

Good relationship with future mother-in-law 

Yesterday afternoon, when Wong Cho Lam attended a function, he revealed that other than the wedding photos he and Leanne took at Disneyland, they will also be going to Maldives to take more wedding photos. He exposed that there is actually someone willing to sponsor 100 tables for their wedding, but Disneyland is where Cho Lam and Leanne had their first date, so Leanne really hopes to hold their banquet at Disneyland. Therefore, he rejected the sponsor. There were reports saying that Leanne's mother doesn't like him, Cho Lam denied and said there is no such thing, he has a very good relationship with his future mother-in-law. He also revealed that back then, Leanne had a chance to work with her idol, Leehom Wang, making Cho Lam quite scared. Asked if he is scared that Leanne Li will regret, so that's why they will be taking contraceptive measures for two years after their marriage? He expressed that they want to have their "two-person world" for now, but it is hard to say if accidents happen. He also cleared up the rumours of him wanting to leave ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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TVB buys broadcasting rights of Fan Bing Bing's 377 million HKD Mainland production, "The Empress of China"

Monday December 8, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: Oriental Daily
Images: Wikipedia / Xinhua 
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums



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Originally, TVB had lined up Kenneth Ma and Tavia Yeung's ancient drama, "Noblesse Oblige" to air after "Overachievers" in mid-December, however yesterday, they suddenly changed the line-up and instead, Joey Meng's modern drama "Officer Geomancer" will be up next. According to sources, TVB had secretly invested a huge amount to buy in Fan Bing Bing's 377 million HKD production "The Empress of China" (aka "Wu Zetian"), which they plan to air during prime time hours in Feburary. So to avoid airing consecutive ancient dramas, they decided to change the line up for December.

Recently, TVB drama ratings have dropped back down a bit; even blockbuster drama "Come On, Cousin" only had an average of 26 PTS on their finale. "Overachievers" and "Sour Lady"'s ratings are only average. Yesterday, there were sudden reported changes of the upcoming drama line-up; hard for people not to connect it to ratings. Actually, TVB had been planning carefully, and recently successfully bought the broadcast rights of 377 million HKD Mainland drama production, "The Empress of China", led by Fan Bing Bing, Zhang Fengyi and Aarif Lee, at a sky-high price. They plan to broadcast it next February and even plans to invite Fan Bing Bing to Hong Kong to promote the drama. Because the drama has a length of more than 80 episodes, they cannot afford to lose anything with the ratings. To avoid broadcasting ancient dramas consecutively, TVB purposely changed their line up to air Joey Meng and Johnson Lee's relaxing modern drama "Officer Geomancer" instead of ancient drama "Noblesse Oblige".

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1208-00282-046b1.jpg?t=1418010815534courtesy of on.cc20141208fp08.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com_08MF001_.jpgNick Cheung_08MF102.jpgDEAREST's Peter Chan wins Best Director
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The 2nd London China International Film Festival award ceremony took place on the 6th in London. DEAREST won Best Picture and its director Peter Chan Ho Sun won Best Director. Among the remaining 17 awards, Nick Cheung Ka Fai won Best Actor, Mini Yang Mi won the most influential overseas, Liang Jing won Best Substance Actor award. ORDINARY ROAD won Best Original Music.

Ka Fai with UNBEATABLE (GIK JIN) won Best Actor, his 16th actor award. At the same time he won his seventh Best Actor with UNBEATABLE. Best Actress went to THE GOLDEN ERA's Tang Wei.

Ka Fai said that every one of his awards represented the audience's recognition of his work, for which he felt very happy about. He also would urge himself to continue to work hard, as he hoped that he would further improvement in every film.

Ka Fai's trip was very rushed, as he only stayed for three days and two nights. However he still took time to sightsee. This was his second time in London. His favorite place was Notting Hill because the area had a variety of shops and stalls. He was also able to experience the life of the locals through the products that they sold. He would also be reminded of the film NOTTING HILL.

Chan Ho Sun won Best Director with the film DEAREST, which also won Best Picture. Chan Ho Sun and Ka Fai ran into each other and had lunch at a famous Indian restaurant there. Ka Fai's birthday was last week, how ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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