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Fresh out of the oven Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actor Max Zhang Jin yesterday accepted a Phoenix Satellite Television interview. He admitted that he has already calmed down and began his life as "Mr. Mom". Speaking of the online movement to praise his speech with "one like per person", Zhang Jin said, "I haven't had time to read the messages, after the award show ended I slept for two hours then took the children to school. However my wife (Ada) Choi Siu Fun after reading the posts was very happy. They could not celebrate in time as my wife has already returned to the Mainland for a production. I will wait until she returns in mid May, maybe we will have dinner with friends and family for make up for it." He said that his daughters have seen the award but they did not understand. "They saw Mommy crying on the television and thought that she was crying because I didn't win."

Zhang Jin next month will start work on SPL 2 (SAT POR LONG 2). He is busy studying Thai and training. As for a raise, he said, "The film companies and the market are always in charge. As soon as I started I wanted a raise, but no one was willing to pay it. People who like me naturally would hire me, if they don't they wouldn't even if it was for free."

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courtesy of on.cccourtesy of singtao.comNick Cheung is surprised to see Jacky Cheung and hugs himVinz Sze and Maggie SiuJosie Ho attends despite a leg injuryAmy Kwok jokes that her husband Sean Lau has plenty of experience with losing Best ActorBest Supporting Actress Kara WaiGeoff Tsui and his godfather Willie Chan are not only in business together but also have similar taste in clothes
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Willie Chan Chi Keung and god son Geoff Tsui Kwan Chun's creative concept store last night celebrated its 3th anniversary and its 3 month Pop Up store opening at the Landmark. Many friends in the business attended like the fresh out of the oven Best Actor Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Amy Kwok Oi Ming, Josie Ho Chiu Yi, Maggie Siu Mei Kei and her boyfriend Sze Cho Nam, Kara Wai Ying Hung and Cally Kwong Mei Wan. Cheung Ka Fai hug Hok Yau as soon as he saw him and posed for photos together. Ka Fai said that he did not know Hok Yau would come before hand. When he won Best Actor Hok yau already sent a text message to congratulate him.

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courtesy of on.cccourtesy of singtao.comEkin Cheng, Chapman ToJeana Ho buys two bags of videos to watch for both entertainment and education.
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Chapman To Man Chak, Dior Cheng Yi Kin and Jeana Ho Pui Yu two nights ago attended the STAR Chinese Movies 20th anniversary. Ah Jat earlier upset Joey Yung Cho Yi, who said that Ah Jat was the only person in the business she despised. Was Ah Jat fine now? He said, "No problem." Ah Jat said that from now on he would be careful with what he would say. "My principle has always been talking about everything and anything, but now other than work I am better off talking less. As a comedy actor, sometimes for work I would have a little fun. Anything that has nothing to do with comedy I wouldn't nonsensically talk more about."

Ah Jat said that Joey did not take his call. Would he like to make up with Joey soon? Since they worked for the same company would they feel awkward when they ran into each other? Ah Jat said, "No comment. I am focusing on work, let's talk about work. I don't want to talk too much about anything outside of work." Boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing said that he and Joey were children and they would be fine very soon. Ah Jat said, "When big people talk big people should ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Daniel Wu plays a cop who due to excessive suppression turns into a demonThe solemn music on the set makes Daniel Wu's character is even darker
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Actor Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) in the Emperor Motion Pictures film THAT DEMON WITHIN (MOR GAING) played a schizophrenic cop. He admitted that this film production was very tough. In order to get into his character he "hid himself away". Even when he got home he was quiet and neglected his then pregnant wife. Thus after the shoot he immediately flew to South Africa for a vacation to leave his character.

Daniel admitted that this character was difficult to play as he played emotional scenes in the entire film. "My character is a rule following cop, when he was little his father would hit him when he made a mistake. As an adult when he made a mistake he would whip himself. As time went on he became a very suppressed person!" He said that at first when he learned that he had to play this character he was already mentally prepared. For several months that followed he had to hide himself. He even deliberately met with schizophrenia patients to understand the condition. He said, "Actually schizophrenia did not represent multiple personalities. At the time in order to understand the character more, I found an almost completed recovered schizophrenia patient and asked him about his experience. The patient was a sharp dressed working class that always had fantasies. He waited a year to see ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Dante Lam attends the Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival
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The Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin directed UNBEATABLE (GIK JIN) made over HK$44 million at the box office. He immediately changed his taste when he made the Emperor Motion Picture THAT DEMON WITHIN. Turning from passion to depression, Director Lam admitted that he cast Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) due to a connection. "When he started in 1999 we actually worked together once. Together again this time everyone got more mature. I wanted to put more on him." Nick Cheung Ka Fai was willing to play "support", when asked he could not help but ask, "Why do you want me?" Actually Director Lam saw how damaging Ka Fai's eyes could be. "He doesn't have to kill to put the fear into people. So I told him 'only you could.'"

Aside from finding a psychiatrist to help bring Daniel into his character, Director Lam also gave a lot. "Some day I suddenly rented an apartment near the office and kept thinking about the story day and night. I felt like I was making a ghost film. My family was worried that I went missing."

In addition, THAT DEMON WITHIN was the Taiwan Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival closing film. Director Lam yesterday appeared in Taiwan and felt deeply honored that his film could bring the film festival to its end. After the screening he even shared his production experience with the audience.

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Thursday April 17, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/nick-cheung-no-plans-hike-pay-053000358.html





Hong Kong Film Awards' best actor, Nick Cheung said that he has not thought about increasing his salary despite winning the award.

In an interview with Mingpao, the actor whose current salary per movie is alleged to amount to HKD 12 million, revealed that he has already negotiated most of his acting jobs for 2014 and 2015 before the awards ceremony and hasn't thought much about hiking his price.

The actor revealed that he already has five scripts, commercial deals and other offers to review at the moment, as well as four new movies awaiting release.

"I want to break the three-year bad luck streak associated with HKFA's best actors," said Nick. "I won't be pleased or proud that I won the award, but will put more effort into making movies."

When asked if he would give preferential treatment to director Dante Lam now, seeing that he only won HKFA accolades through Dante's movies, "Unbeatable" and "The Beast Stalker", Nick said jokingly, "Dante should make a romance movie so that Sammi Cheng and I can continue our previous relationship. We just finished filming our new movie and I don't think I had enough."

There is only one condition to his acting preference. No more rigorous muscle training!

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Thursday April 17, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/kevin-cheng-delaying-action-scenes-due-injury-054500538.html





Returning to TVB for his new series, "Eye in the Sky", it was revealed that Kevin Cheng will have to delay his action scenes due to the nature of his leg injury.

According to Mingpao, the actor who is still nursing his leg after several filming accidents was recently informed that his torn ligament might be more severe than he had expected.

"I did not think it was that bad," said Kevin, who first injured his right leg during the filming of "Under the Canopy of Love" in 2005, and aggravated his condition through several other injuries along the way. "But it turns out that the injury is more serious. My foot would swell like a watermelon whenever I overexert myself. The doctors said that I will have to go on rehab for two months to heal."

Kevin revealed that TVB has decided to delay his action scenes for the new series after being told about his condition, saying, "I will not have a lot of action scenes in the first month."

"I have yet to receive the script, so I don't really know how many action scenes I would have to do. But since it's a crime drama, I expect a lot of gun fights and chase scenes," he added.

"Eye in the Sky" will begin filming in May and also stars Ruco Chan and Tavia Yeung.

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Thursday April 17, 2014 Hong Kong
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Jackie Chan recently made fun of Louis Koo while presenting for the Best Film category at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards.

While telling the audience that he has never won best actor for the 53 years he has been in the business, Jackie turned to another multi-time nominee, Louis Koo and joked, "Don't be disappointed. You have me to keep you company."

Though it was only a joke and Jackie's own way of cheering "The White Storm" actor up, many of Louis' fans felt that it was unbecoming for him to say it.

However, as reported on Mingpao, Louis recently clarified that he has no bad feelings about Jackie's statement and said that he will consider it an encouragement and continue to work hard.

When asked if he will deliberately choose challenging characters to win an award, Louis replied, "I have always looked into the characters when choosing a script. But at the same time, I don't intentionally do that to win awards."

"For me, the most important thing is for the film industry to make good movies. In regards to a movie's fate and arrangements, I don't really think too much about it," said Louis.

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Thursday April 17, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/cecilia-cheung-once-third-party-someones-relationship-061200482.html





Cecilia Cheung recently shared her experiences of being in love and admitted that she was once the third party in someone else's relationship.

As reported on Sina's Daily News, the actress recently appeared in a radio interview to talk about love and revealed that she found out the hard way about being the third wheel in her first ever relationship.

"I didn't know my boyfriend already had a girlfriend. When she came to visit, he shoved me into the closet," said Cecilia.

However, the actress stated that instead of confronting the girl at the time, she chose to hide in the closet for half an hour so as to avoid hurting the other girl.

In regards to her own understanding about love and relationship, Cecilia said, "I believe that a woman's perspective about love will change as she ages and experiences different life stages."

"A woman who has reached her late twenties will want stability, like a place to call home and children for them to nurture," she added.

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Thursday April 17, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/jackie-chan-worth-usd-320-million-061800819.html





A Sichuan-based newspaper recently reported that action superstar Jackie Chan is worth as much as RMB 2 billion (approx. USD 320 million).

According to Want China Times, the 60-year-old actor has assets including more than 10 real estate properties around the globe, over 30 luxury sports cars, a USD 32 million private jet, several antique houses, two pavilions, priceless paintings by Chinese artist, Xu Beihong, as well as other millions of dollars worth of items.

He also recently launched the Jackie Chan Museum in Shanghai, which was reportedly built at around HKD 50 million (approx. USD 6.45 million) budget, not to mention the number of movies he starred, produced, and distributed throughout his career both in Greater China and Hollywood.

However, when asked to address the wealth report, Jackie only commented that he doesn't have as much money as Jack Ma, the founder of the thriving e-commerce business, Alibaba, who was recently named the 122nd richest man in the world by Forbes.

Jackie also added that he makes more money as a producer and distributor than he did as an actor.

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