Two young women accused of blackmailing acting star Lee Byung-hun will face trial. They are a member of a K-pop girl group identified by her surname Kim (20) and a model surnamed Lee (25).

The pair allegedly threatened to publish a video clip in which the actor is heard to make lewd remarks unless he paid them W5 billion (US$1=W1,056).

Prosecutors say the two women met the actor through a mutual friend who runs a club. They were in need of money. Two days after they first met, they secretly recorded the actor while drinking at the model's house.

Since Lee met them several more times, the model became convinced he was attracted to her. Prosecutors learned that the women believed Lee would agree to buy the model a home and give her cash if she went out with him.

On Aug. 14, the actor visited the model's home and she asked him to buy her a house where they would be able to be alone together, but Lee sent her a message instead saying they should stop seeing each other.

On Aug. 29, the model invited Lee to visit her home and concocted a scheme to videotape him hugging her but was unable to get him to do that.

The two women then told Lee that they had videotaped him making lewd comments and warned that releasing the images would damage his reputation. They showed Lee a portion of the video and placed a large bag in front of him, telling him to pay them W5 billion.

Lee immediately left the house and called the police. The two women were arrested on Sept. 1.

Chosun Ilbo

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After news of his hospital discharge, Seungri of Big Bang has reportedly been checked back into the hospital.

According to insiders, Seungri's doctors had recommended for him to stay hospitalised last weekend. However, due to ongoing police investigations for the car crash he was involved in, not to mention necessary preparations for Big Bang's performance at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, he was discharged early. The singer reportedly fainted due to a high fever, and was readmitted into the hospital for emergency treatment.

Due to his health, Seungri will not be joining his group mates for the 17th Incheon Asian Games closing ceremony performance. He will focus on receiving the necessary treatment for his car accident injuries for the time being.

KBS Global

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1001-00282-025b1.jpg?t=1412114564911Before this scene both Chau Sun and Ah Sa have to drink to calm their nerves1001-00282-025b2.jpg?t=1412114562088Tough guy Anthony Wong gives flowers to Ah Sa1001-00282-025b3.jpg?t=1412114498364Charlene Choi is paired with Anthony Wong again due to Lee Po Cheung's new film
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Artist Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin and Best Actor Anthony Wong Chau Sun in the Lee Po Cheung directed film GANGSTER PAY DAY (DAI CHA FAN) played a couple with an age distance. Ah Sa stated that she had certain pressure from being paired with Chau Sun. "Playing a couple with Brother Chau Sun I of course had a lot of pressure. At first I was a little worried. Luckily his acting was amazing. As soon as he took his mark he was able to provide me with very manly and very tender look, which immediately triggered my romantic feeling."

In one romantic scene at a bar, Ah Sa needed to lean on Chau Sun's lap. The atmosphere was warm. She said, "This scene was very challenging. I had to speak to him from the heart without holding back. Before the shoot we had to drink to settle down. Chau Sun's famous good acting very easily brought me into character. Actually after the first take the director said fine, but I felt I could do even better. So I asked for another take." Chau Sun even said that shooting this romantic scene was even more difficult than shooting the fight scenes.

With his tough guy image, Chau Sun in GANGSTER played his tender side. He not only was romantic with Ah Sa but also gave flowers. He said that he ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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1001-00282-007b1.jpg?t=1412115211629Nick Cheung predicted that Nicholas Tse and Faye Wong would get back together.  Nicholas Tse jokingly calls him "more accurate than Mak Ling Ling".20141001fp04.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com_01MA005_.jpgNick Cheung wears black, saying that as a pure Hong Kong kid he cannot ignore the protests
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Best Actor Nick Cheung Ka Fai yesterday appeared at a watch exhibit. He revealed that he was preparing to direct again, as he planned to make another horror film. He said, "The subject would be the same as the previous one, both are about ghosts. However it will add in comedy and human elements. I want to focus on directing so I haven't decided whether I would perform."

Reportedly Ka Fai will work with Nicholas Tse Ting Fung on the film. Ka Fai said that he was still reading the script and has not confirmed production.


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Tuesday September 30, 20 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/anthony-wong-hopes-settle-issues-calmly-041000754.html






 After his earlier spat with TVB over accommodation issues, Hong Kong movie actor Anthony Wong assured that all is well now.


As reported on On CC News, the actor, who previously raised hell after finding out he had to pay the difference upon checking into a five-star hotel during the on-location filming of "Lord of Shanghai", stated that he will face future problems with a calm mind.


"There's bound to be some problem in the future, but we will solve them with a peaceful mind instead," he said.


The actor also shared an instance when he spent 20 minutes trying to search for the filming location and could not get in touch with anybody to ask for the direction.


"The next day, seven maps were given to me. There were too many that I could pass them out to others," he said.


Anthony assured that he is fine and is not trying to create trouble for others, especially since his basic conditions have been fulfilled.


"I hope filming will continue to go smoothly and we can conclude filming by October," he said.


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Michael Wong prays for Hong Kong's peace

Tuesday September 30, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/michael-wong-prays-hong-kongs-peace-060100897.html






With the political crises in Hong Kong still going strong, actor Michael Wong recently stated that he is worried about the state of his beloved home.


According to Mingpao News, the actor, who attended an event at the Dongguan Golf Course, stated that seeing the development of the protests and the arrests of student activists has caused much anxiety in his heart.


"Hong Kong people have always loved peace, but this time it's different. The world can witness this on the internet," he said.


Michael added, "Everybody wants to fight for democracy and rights, so I hope that the Central and Hong Kong governments will provide a reasonable solution to this."


The actor admitted that while he had lived in the United States before, he and his family always feel closer to Hong Kong, and hopes that the chaos will end.


The Hong Kong political unrest originated from when China's top legislative body, the National People's Congress' Standing Committee (NPCSC) unanimously passed a resolution for a "broadly representative" nominating committee to vet contenders for the HKSAR 2017 election, which democracy activists saw as China's way to screen out candidates she disapproves.


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Tuesday September 30, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/philip-ng-denies-publicising-romance-060500269.html






 Martial arts actor Philip Ng recently denied rumours saying that he tried to publicise his romance with girlfriend, Linda Chung.


Previously, the actor was caught having a lover's spat with the actress after trying to act lovey-dovey with her at a friend's birthday party.


Linda reportedly glared at Philip when he put his arms around her, and tried to distance herself from him, even leaving the party separately.


As reported on HK Top Ten, while speaking to the media at the promotional event for his upcoming film "Sifu Vs. Vampires" in Mongkok recently, Philip denied that there was conflict between him and Linda.


When asked why he put his arms on Linda's back, he simply replied, "I was only patting her on the back because she was choking."


"I always maintain privacy when it comes to personal affairs," he said, denying speculations that he was trying to publicise the relationship.


When asked if he is confident that the actress will win TV Queen at the TVB Anniversary Awards this November, the actor said that everything is in God's arrangement.

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Tuesday September 30, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/raymond-lam-confident-tv-king-nomination-060900819.html






Raymond Lam may have left TVB, but the actor is confident he can at least be in the top five to win TV King at this year's TVB Anniversary Awards.


On CC reported that the actor, who attended a promotional event for his series "Line Walker" recently, stated, "I am happy that the viewers still think of me, and I am confident about getting into the top five."


However, Raymond believed that he may have a higher chance to win the award only if the public has the right to vote as well.


The actor's statement is not far from the truth, as TVB is known for their preference to award actors who are loyal to the company.


On the subject of his current project, Raymond revealed that he has received a lot of filming deals ever since his appearance on "Line Walker" and the mainland-produced "The Virtuous Queen Han".

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Stephen Chow's movies go to New York

Tuesday September 30, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/stephen-chows-movies-york-061200005.html






New York's BAMcinématek, which is part of the multi-arts centre of Brooklyn Academy of Music, recently revealed that they will be holding a film retrospective for comedy genius, Stephen Chow.


As reported on ECNS News, David Reilly, a programmer of BAM, revealed that they decided to hold the programme for Stephen Chow due to their love of his works.


"We thought his films are very accessible to a large and diverse audience, and we have a very young audience here at BAM," he was quoted saying.


"While a lot of people are familiar with Stephen's "Kungfu Hustle" and "Shaolin Soccer", American audience are less familiar with his earlier works. Thus, we believe that people will love watching the rarer films playing in the series," he said.


The retrospective, entitled "Stephen Chow: The King of Comedy" will feature eight of his most iconic work, and will be running from 6 to 12 October.


Some of these movies are "Justice, My Foot!", "The God of Cookery", "Journey to the West", and "A Chinese Odyssey: Part 1 & 2".


Meanwhile, Andrew Chan, the marketing manager at BAM who co-programmed the series, believed that people who are interested in screwball comedy of the 30s and 40s will enjoy the filmmaker's past works.

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The Hong Kong actress was seen in high spirits at the Hong Kong airport with a diamond ring on her ring finger


It appears that Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung is ex-husband, Nicholas Tse's reconciliation with his old flame Faye Wong at all. She was returning to Hong Kong from Japan where members of the media swarmed forward for questions.

Although Cecilia had earphones on and did not respond, she remained upbeat and radiant. A diamond ring was also spotted on the 34-year-old's ring finger, leading to rumours that she is seeing someone new ' speculated to be Chinese novelist Zhang Yiyi.

The two had toured Europe together previously.

Yiyi, the vice-president of The World Zhang Clan, had written Cecilia a romance novel, aided her in her comeback activities and even recommended her to be the image ambassador for all 90 million people worldwide with the surname 'Zhang'.




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