Oct 04 2014
Friday October 3, 2014 Hong Kong
With her marriage to Roy Chow becoming a thing of the past, Hong Kong singer Yu Chiu (also known as Zhao Song Ru) is determined to take care of her two children on her own.
As reported on Mingpao News, the singer, who was recently spotted doing her daily housewife routines with her two daughters tagging along, admitted that she understands the difficult road she has to travel ahead.
"I know it won't be easy, but I am confident that my daughters will have a happier life this way," she said.
However, when asked to comment on rumours saying that Roy has been diagnosed with cancer, Yu Chiu refused to respond and took her two daughters away.
In another interview with her manager, Kitty, she revealed that Yu Chiu is currently doing fine and has been receiving a lot of support from her friends to start anew.
She also said that the singer is currently planning to make her comeback in showbiz, and most critical about making sure that her daughters live a good life even without any assistance from their father.
It was also revealed that Yu Chiu will be attending a launching event for an education centre, and is currently in negotiations for several other jobs.
Oct 03 2014
Rapper G-Dragon of the male K-pop group Big Bang reportedly uploaded a photo with the word “Molly” written on it onto his personal Instagram account yesterday, only to delete it a while later, according to local media.
Molly, more widely known as MDMA or ecstasy, is a type of drug that is known to lower anxiety. Possessing the substance is illegal in Korea.
The screenshots of the photo that went viral yesterday show white powder shaped into a heart on a black background. In the middle of the heart the word “Molly” is spelled out.
As of yesterday at 8 p.m., neither the star nor his agency, YG Entertainment, had publicly mentioned the incident. Some netizens suggested he is taking drugs, while some argued that the case should be investigated by authorities.
In 2011, G-Dragon was busted by the police for smoking marijuana, which he later admitted to after testing positive for the drug.
Prosecutors suspended his indictment, citing that the police assumed he was not a regular user and that he had taken a minimal amount, according to media at the time.
You Who Came From the Stars took home five awards at the Korea Drama Awards (KDA).
On October 1, the 2014 Korea Drama Awards took place at the Gyeongnam Culture & Art Center, where You Who Came From the Stars took over.
Proving its popularity once more as a hallyu drama, SBS′ You Who Came Frmo the Stars swept most of the awards at the KDA. You Who Came From the Stars took the Best Drama Award, with KBS′ Wang′s Family, Jeong Do-jeon, MBC′s Empress Ki, and jTBC′s Secret Love Affair in the running.
Kim Soo Hyun also took home the Hallyu Hot Star Award and Daesang, proving himself as a national actor. Acting aside with Jun Ji Hyun, Kim Soo Hyun successfully captured the heart of Asia, rising to the status of a top hallyu star.
Ahn Jae Hyeon was given a New Actor award, while Shin Sung Rok took the Hot Star Award. These awards gave You Who Came From the Stars a total of five wins, confirming it as the hottest drama of 2014.
Meanwhile, the Korea Drama Awards is an award ceremony that celebrates television dramas in the past year that aired on the three terrestrial broadcast stations, as well as comprehensive programming channels and cable channels.
Nominated for the Daesang were Ha Ji Won of MBC′s Empress Ki, Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun of You Who Came From the Stars, Lee Min Ho of SBS′ the Heirs, and Jo Jae Hyun of KBS′ Jeong Do-jeon..
Up for best drama were You Who Came From the Stars Wang′s Family, Jeong Do-jeon, MBC′s Empress Ki, and jTBC′s Secret Love Affair.
Nominated for the Top Excellence Award for an Actor were Ji Chang Wook, Lee Seung Gi, Lee Jong Suk, Kim Jae Joong, and Yoo Ah in. For the Top Excellence Award ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
With Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Jessica leaving the group, Taeyeon ended up bursting into tears during a fan signing event.
SNSD’s unit group Taetiseo held a fan signing event at a park near Lotte Department Store on October 1, soon after they returned from SNSD’s Chinese fan meeting.
Although it had been only a day since they returned from Chinese fan meeting, the Taetiseo members calmly carried out the fan signing event.
According to a fan who attended the event and posted on an online community about it afterwards, Taeyeon began crying as she said, “The only thought I had since the beginning was to protect SNSD. I’m sorry,” and added, “Please trust in SNSD one more time. We will try to have only good things happen to SNSD.”
SM Entertainment stated on September 30, “Jessica told the company that due to a personal situation, she will be stopping team promotions after the end of one more album promotion,” announcing, “Despite continuous discussions, we came to a point where we could no longer maintain the team. With this, the company decided it had to promote SNSD with eight members sooner than expected.”
However, Jessica claimed that she was forced to leave SNSD without mutual agreement, causing a sharp conflict between the two sides.
Joo Won will be holding a very special and meaningful meeting with the fans this fall.
Joo Won will be launching a fan meeting on October 4, spending about two hours with the fans in Kyung Hee University’s Seoul Campus.
The upcoming fan meeting will be free, as it will be returning gratitude to the fans for showing their unchanging love and support and will only be taking donations at the fan-meeting site.
The donated funds will be used to help out a boy named Kim Young Soo (17 years old) at Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, who is suffering from cerebral palsy. It will also be helping out multicultural families who are being treated in the hospital’s neurosurgery, vascular surgery and pediatrics departments.
Doctor Kim Kwang Chul at Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong stated, “We’re grateful for Joo Won and his fans for participating in helping out a patient who really needed the help. Our medical team will also be pouring out effort to treat the patient to the best of our ability.”
A rep from Sim Entertainment, Joo Won’s agency, said, “Joo Won and his fans are planning to spend more meaningful time together by holding meaningful events not only this year but every year.”
The agency rep added, “As it has been a long time since he met with the fans, Joo Won has been passionately preparing for the fan meeting.”
Meanwhile, Joo Won will be acting as the genius musician in KBS 2TV’s Naeil’s Cantabile. He will also be showing a complete transformation through the new film Fashion King in November, carrying out his activities on both big and small screens.
Lee Min Jung has been staying in her parents’ house in Gangnam, abstaining from going out as much as she can.
Some rumors have claimed that she visited her newlywed’s home in Gwangju with Lee Byung Hun and her mother in law but it has been reported that that rumor was far from the truth.
According to multiple affiliates in the entertainment industry on October 2, Lee Min Jung left for Paris on September 3 in order to attend her friend’s wedding and has been staying at her parents’ house in Nonhyeon-dong ever since she returned to Korea on September 16. Lee Min Jung’s departure for Paris also took place earlier than originally planned.
Since arriving in Korea, Lee Min Jung has been staying at her parents’ house in Gangnam, instead of her marital home
It has been reported that, ever since Lee Byung Hun was involved in the blackmailing incident, Lee Min Jung has not visited her marital home in Gwangju and has not been leaving her parents’ house other than to carry out her prearranged schedules.
Some media outlets have reported, ‘Lee Min Jung visited Gwangju,’ quoting a housekeeper at her marital home in Gwangju.
About this, an affiliate of Lee Min Jung stated, “Ever since the onset of the incident, Lee Min Jung has not visited her home in Gwangju. I don’t know where the rumors came from,” adding, “Lee Min Jung has been struggling a lot.”
An affiliate of Lee Min Jung’s agency stated, “We’ve been told that Lee Min Jung has been staying at her parents’ house ever since she returned from Paris. She has been carrying out only the limited amount of official schedules and confining herself at home.”
Meanwhile, Lee Min Jung’s husband Lee Byung Hun was involved in a 5 billion won blackmailing incident.
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Oct 03 2014
Representing the top k-pop industry, Super Junior's Leeteuk, Block B's Zico, and Girl's Day's Minah have been chosen as the hosts of this year's 2014 Asia Song Festival in Busan.
The festival is scheduled for November 2nd at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium. In addition to k-pop stars, stars from all over Asia will be gathering for the special event.
Fans can expect to see EXO-K, Girl's Day, Block B, Super Junior-M's Henry, Fly To The Sky, Park Hyo-shin, and Ailee from Korea. There will also be many artists from other countries like Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, and more.
Tickets will go on sale via Yes24 on October 10th. The 2014 Asia Song Festival will be aired on KBS.
Oct 03 2014
courtesy of singtao.comThe 60 year old Sammo Hung is still energetic and enthusiastic about work, giving him the admiration of a well known hard worker like Andy Lau
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Andy Lau Tak Wa and Sammo Hung Kam Bo worked together again on the film LO WAI BING (OLD GUARD). This time Big Brother Big even directed and starred. Wa Jai revealed, actually he read this script first. He said, "After I asked boss (Bill) Kong Chi Keung if he was interested, I asked Big Brother Big if he was interested in directing. Then I asked him to perform too, actually I beg him to perform first. Later he felt that a character was suitable for me and asked me to play it."
This is Big Brother Big directed and starred, was it tough on him? He said, "Absolutely no problem, it's my specialty -- just a simple dish." What kind of character would he play? He again displayed his humorous nature and said, "I play a person." Wa Jai laughed and said, "I am the animal." Big Brother Big said that this time he played a retired bodyguard, telling a post retirement story. Wa Jai was his neighbor, someone who did not know how to take care of his family, woman and daughter. He gambled and drank. Has Wa Jai rarely played this type of characters? He admitted, "It was a huge challenge, I really am not (like that)."
Wa Jai once said that years ago he worked with Big Brother Big, who built a foundation for his action films. Hung Kam Bo said, "He was young then, and handsome too. ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 03 2014
DaDa Chan receives all around praises for her comedyChapman To is happy about his new film's performancecourtesy of on.ccThe Hong Kong comedy FLIRTING IN THE AIR radiates positive energy for Hong Kong
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The Chapman To Man Chak, DaDa Chan Jing starred Hong Kong comedy FLIRTING IN THE AIR (TONG BAK FU CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU) two days ago opened and accumulated over 1 million at the box office to become the top opening Chinese film. They hoped to be able to balance the Hong Kong audience' heavy emotions under the current community tension.
The actors will attend film promotion activities this weekend, continue to promote the film and radiate positive energy.
DaDa in the film put away her sexiness and worked with Ah Jat to present the most authentic comedy and salute Stephen Chow Sing Chi's classic film FLIRTING SCHOLAR.
"Jing Girl" Hazel Tong Chi Yui played "Ha Heung" in the film. Her performance was not too sexy. She said that this time was just a small test. She was already mentally prepared for sexy performance as a Jing Girl, but sh would not compare herself with Connie Man Hoi Ling because their presence and range were different. She said, "Brother Jing said that I had a (Pauline) Wong Siu Fung flavor, that I can be her successor."
Playing a pilot in the film, Dominic Ho Ho Man thanked Wong Jing for giving him a chance. "Earlier I made FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2, the next one I would even have a chance at the lead. Brother Jing says that he senses my potential. Maybe I prefer ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 03 2014
courtesy of singtao.comJessica C. promotes ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUBAndy Tien and Philip Ng reunite and even have a fight scene together
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The film ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB's actors Jessica C. Andy Tien (On Chi Kit) and Philip Ng Won Lung yesterday promoted on the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, where the Run for your lives events was taking place. JC took the chance to participate, but she said that she was very afraid of zombies. Seeing yesterday's event, she was reminded of non stop zombie chase scenes last year. She said, "The film was very terrifying, I had to run like crazy. For the movie I went to run in the gym." JC also said that she did not mind giving up her pretty looks to play a zombie, because she could not only neglect her looks but also chase people.
On Chi Kit said that he wanted to be the fast zombie. The zombies in the film were more horrifying than at the event. As for his friend Nicholas Tse Ting Fung getting back together with Faye Wong, Andy said that Ting Fung was so busy that they have not been in contact for a long time. "I only found this out lately. (Have you congratulated him?) I have, I congratulated him inside but I didn't send a text message." In addition ZOMBIE FIGHT CLUB's action director and actor Ng Won Lung stated that another job meant another salary. He would also ask rumored girlfriend Linda Chung Ka Yun to show her support. If she wanted he would watch it with him.