Monday November 17, 2014 Hong Kong
It seems that nothing is going well for the devoted mother of two, Cecilia Cheung. After her ex-husband Nicholas Tse made headlines for reuniting with his former girlfriend Faye Wong, and her own love life being scrutinised by the media, now Hong Kong director Johnnie To has made a comment about her durability in the entertainment industry.
As reported on Now News, the "Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2" director recently shared his views about the shortage of Hong Kong actresses in their 30s.
Johnnie, who cast 35-year-old mainland star, Gao Yuanyuan in the sequel of his hit 2011 film, said that Hong Kong film actresses have many limitations, unlike their mainland counterpart.
"In its peak, Hong Kong lacks a lot of leading actresses over 30, unlike overseas where they still can lead a movie in their 40s. The only actress who has that sustaining power is Brigitte Lin. Other than her, it's really rare," said Johnnie.
However, when pointed out that Cecilia Cheung, who has worked with him in "Running on Karma" is over 30, Johnnie replied, "Yes, she is also quite good. Unfortunately, she has been in a lot of negative news."
He added, "She's also divorced. Who wants to work with her now?"
Nancy Wu broke up with boyfriend, stating "He didn't cheat on me"
Monday November 17, 2014 Hong Kong
Translated by: R.E.D @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/
Nancy Wu attended a Christmas function at a shopping pall yesterday. Facing the media, Nancy admitted, after more than two years of dating, she has split up with her marketing entrepreneur boyfriend Patt Shum. She told reporters that although she has been unhappy for a few months after the break up, she concentrated in her work. Recent media report suggested that she had made plan to get married, but called off the wedding at the last minute, Nancy said "The media have fabricated the news, there was never a wedding plan. Although I did consider him as an ideal marriage partner."
In response to the rumours that Patt’s involvement with a third party caused the couple to break up, Nancy replied, “He is not in the entertainment industry and I don’t want people to think he treated me badly. He actually treated me very well and didn’t cheat on me!” Nancy stressed that she and Patt will continue to remain friends, the issues in a relationship are difficult for outsiders to understand and cannot be described in mere words. Nancy was asked if there is a chance for reconciliation, she did not deny the possibility but instead responded that she will leave it to fate.
Nov 18 2014
courtesy of on.ccVic Chou and Gao Yuanyuan
courtesy of singtao.comMiriam Yeung and Vic Chou work on the DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 poster
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DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (DAN SUN NAM NUI 2) opened last week. In a few short days it already broke 100 million at the Mainland box office. Aside from surpassing the performance of the first film, it also broke director Johnnie To Kei Fung's suspense comedy THE BLIND DETECTIVE (MAN TAM)'s 85 million yuan RMB in 4 days box office record. In Hong Kong it also broke HK$ 5 million in 4 days. To Kei Fung was very pleased with the film's excellent performance and thanked viewers for their love for him.
Earlier the DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 actors worked on the poster. A Holland space adventure company announced that for HK$ 1.68 million you would get a chance to fly in space for 4 minutes. Louis Koo Tin Lok, Vic Chou Yu Man, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa and Gao Yuanyuan were very excited. Jai Jai even stated that he would treat the other 3 F4 members Jerry Yan (Yin Sing Yuk), Vanness Wu (Ng Kin Ho) and Ken Zhu (Chu Hau TIn) to sing in space. He said, "I will pay, F4 will fly together. If there will be any accident, F4 will vanish in space." Speaking of the 4 minute long flight, what will they do? He joked that they will sing METEOR GARDEN, which was just right for 4 minutes.
Jai Jai even joked that he will say in the space, "Friends at the peak, how are you!" He said that ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Kashy Keegan can't seem to avoid his fate intertwining with Hong Kong Television Network.
After everything the aspiring singer and the TV station have been through, their dreams will finally come true in the same week.
"[My journey] is somewhat parallel to the HKTV story," said the 31-year-old journalist-turned-singer.
After having its free-TV licence application rejected a year ago, followed by another blow to its mobile TV plan because of technical issues, HKTV will finally launch its internet entertainment and shopping services on November 19.
Keegan will release This Is My Dream the following day, an album produced under local record label Evosound - a goal that he has finally reached after trying to get his music out there for more than a decade.
"If I hadn't come to Hong Kong, there wouldn't have been such opportunities," Keegan said. "I've had more opportunities here than in my 30 years of existence in the UK."
Keegan, who has been playing the piano since the age of seven, said he had made music in a studio converted from a bathroom in his hometown of Worthing, England.
His efforts were never a success, however, and he was on the verge of ending 15 years as a self-financed musician when he got a call out of the blue from Hong Kong last year.
His song This Is My Dream - originally a 2012 London Olympics motivational song - was hand-picked by HKTV chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay as the theme song for the launch of the network in 2012.
But last October, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his Executive Council denied HKTV's application after a three-year application process and HK$900 million investment in the project.
Although licences were granted in principle to i-Cable's Fantastic TV and PCCW's Hong Kong Television Entertainment, tens of thousands of TV viewers fed up with ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Sammy Leung is unfazed about mainland's blacklist
Monday November 16, 2014 Hong Kong
Hong Kong TV personality Sammy Leung is not worried about being banned from mainland China as he believes that the Occupy Central protesters' mission is bigger than his own bread and butter.
According to Mingpao News, Sammy, who recently attended a press conference for an upcoming music awards held at the Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui, was asked to address rumours that he has been blacklisted from appearing in mainland media.
He replied, "The weather is very cold nowadays and it rains all the time. The loss of money to me is too trivial in comparison to the protesters who are sleeping in the rain."
"Hong Kong will continue to enjoy her freedom of speech," said the music DJ.
However, Sammy still believes that the recent postponement of his work in the mainland has nothing to do with being blacklisted, as his comments about the issue have been moderate.
Nov 17 2014
Friday November 16, 2014 Hong Kong
Cantopop singer Ella Koon has recently dismissed rumours of her pregnancy.
As reported on Mingpao News, the singer, who sparked speculations of a bun in the oven when she attended an event wearing a pair of flat shoes and lose skirt recently, laughed off the notion, saying, "Don't scare me like that!"
"I have always counted my menstrual cycle, so there is no confusion," she said.
Ella added that she only wore her flat shoes and loose skirt for the event and it has nothing to do with being pregnant or not.
On the other hand, Ella revealed that she is currently busy preparing for her wedding and hopes to make more money so that she and her fiancé, Juan-Domingo will be able to purchase their first home together.
Sunday November 16, 2014 Hong Kong
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Louis Koo and Kelly Chen have reunited in an acting project after three years, filming a mini movie for the Regal Airport Hotel.
The storyline is about the two acting as a married couple, so there would be kissing and hugging, but Kelly expressed having not filmed it yet. A scene was just filmed where [they] almost had to kiss but were interrupted by a phone call. After hearing this, Louis immediately said, "Should [we] tell the director to arrange for the call to ring a bit later?"
Kelly was discovered with marks on her right arm. She frankly said that it was shingles. At this time, Louis, who was sitting beside her, immediately moved away. Kelly told Louis not to worry, saying that bandage spray was already applied and that she would be recovering soon. She also revealed that there was also no need to be quarantined from her two sons at home because her eldest son got a vaccination; although her youngest son has not gotten [a vaccination], there should be no problem. At the onset of the illness, it hurt like getting an electric shock. Louis immediately said, "I did not move away. Was surprised [because] Kelly has shingles but is this pretty".
Before long, Louis teased Kelly again, saying that he and Kelly portrayed a couple the last time, and are being a married couple this time...should open a restaurant the next time because Kelly likes to sell dim sum, such as the shrimp dumpling and the xiaolongbao--one cup of tea and two pieces of dim sum. Kelly fired back, laughingly asking Louis, "Had a son when collaborating with you the last time, and have shingles this time...when is it your turn?" Louis immediately ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
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Yuen King Tan appeared on a Cable program to discuss her start in the business and share her experience with Stephen Chow Sing Chi and Kent Cheng Juk Si. She praised Chow Sing Chi as exceptionally talented but gave her a lot of stress. Every time at work she would be at the edge of her seat. She also mentioned her relationship with Lam Ching Ying and dissected how she faced his passing.
With almost 30 years in the business, Yuen Jai learned a lot from Sing Yeh but at the same time deeply felt the pressure. "He really knew how to grasp the comedic pace, in front of him I was only an elementary school student. Once I couldn't understand how matter how much he explained, he then just performed once for me. However I still wasn't able to achieve his result. Although I always say that I wasn't afraid of him, but inside I was very afraid of working with him. I am still very afraid." She said that in front of Sing Yeh she has already run out of talent. Thus she guessed why in recent years he has not asked her to work on his films. Yuen Jai also thanked Cheng Juk Si for being both like a friend and a teacher to her, for his support and advice.
Romantically, Yuen Jai pointed out that when she was young and immature, she liked to date different types of men. Was her relationship with the late Lam Ching Ying the most memorable because it was life and death? Yuen Jai solemnly said, "I like serious men, Lam Ying Ching at work was very serious. I believe ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Nov 16 2014
courtesy of on.ccAnita Chui and Coffee Lam promote their new filmGregory Wong cannot help but feel Justin Cheung's belly
courtesy of mingpao.com
The film IMPRISONED: SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR RICH AND PRODIGAL (YUT YUK YUT SAI GAI: GO DUNG FUT SI MAU GAM YUT GEI) yesterday held its production start ceremony. Attendees included Gregory Wong Chung Hiu, Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Liu Kai Chi, Babyjohn Choi Hong Yik, Coffee Lam Chin Yu and Anita Chui Bik Ka. Coffee said that she would not mind that Chui Bi Ka tried to steal the spotlight, and joked that she would leave the important task to her.
Coffee in the film played Wong Chung Hiu's mistress and had a bathroom love scene. Would Coffee feel that it was a reflection of her "handicapped bathroom incident"? She said that this was not deliberate. If She let her past affect her it would be very tragic. However she could do nothing about what other people say or think, so she would not mind. The most important was she could live with her conscience. She also had a scene in which she had to seduce Wong Chung Hiu, after which her rear was bruised. Did this film's salary equal to working at TVB for several years? Coffee said, "It wasn't that much, but I am very satisfied. I have to thank TVB."
Cheung Kin Sing gained weight for the film from 148 to 203 pounds, but later he had to work on another film and had to lose 25 pounds in a month. Which was bigger, his ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Nov 16 2014
Daniel WuSunny Wangcourtesy of on.ccSong Hye-KyoLiu Shishi says her relationship with Nicky Wu is doing well
courtesy of mingpao.com
Song Hye-Kyo two nights ago attended a new Jimmy Choo store opening in Beijing with Mainland star Liu Shishi and Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho).
Song Hye-Kyo promoted her film THE CROSSING (TAI PING LUN) fully. With the film opening soon, she said that she was very honored to work with the greatest Chinese director John Woo (Ng Yu Sum). To her it was a memorable experience, and she hoped that the audience would enjoy the film. The host praised her as the most beautiful Korean artist in the eyes of Chinese people, she thanked the Chinese audience's love for her. In THE CROSSING she played a traditional Chinese woman and hoped that everyone would like it. She would not disappoint viewers.