Stephen Chow's camp denies production halt

Tuesday October 28, 2014 Hong Kong







 Stephen Chow's assistant has recently denied rumours saying that his new film, "Mermaid", has halted production.


As reported on HK Top Ten, previously, it was rumoured that the production of the highly-anticipated movie has been halted after only two days of production.


Reportedly, it had to be delayed due to Stephen's health problems, and that its lead actor Deng Chao has also left the production.


Deng Chao allegedly will return if filming resumes the soonest in January next year. However, there is also a possibility of a lead actress change.


Another rumour alleged that there is also likelihood that the production will be cancelled altogether.


However, Stephen's assistant recently stated that the production has been going on very smoothly, and that the rumours are not to be believed.


Meanwhile, executive producer Wilson Chin has also turned to Weibo to refute the allegations, saying, "I just want to say that "Mermaid" is in full production, with no obstacles or halt. The team is working hard on and off camera."

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Tuesday October 28, 2014 Hong Kong






Wong Cho Lam is following the footsteps of big stars such as Jacky Cheung, Dicky Cheung, Ng Man Tat, and Roger Kwok to become the next actor to portray the role of Wong Fei Hung's good friend, Buck Tooth So.


According to Sina News, the comic actor, who plays the role in the upcoming retelling of the martial arts legend, "Rise of the Legend", stated that his character is responsible for the comic relief of the otherwise serious film.


"My role can tone down the atmosphere a bit, to allow room for the audience to breathe," said Wong, who also had to wear custom-made buckteeth, a trademark of the character.


However, Wong admitted that the director Roy Chow did not ask him to be funny, but let him play a little with the script.


Wong revealed that his character will have some issues with Wong Fei Hung (played by Eddie Peng) at first, before they grow to become close friends.


"Rise of the Legend" will open in cinemas on 27 November 2014.

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AOA is set to release a new album next month, according to the girl group’s agency FNC Entertainment.

“The new album by AOA will be shown to the public at midnight on Nov. 11,” Han Sung-ho, who heads the management company, said in a recent press release.

The record will have six tracks.

This is the first project the eight-member group has completed since the release of “Mini Skirt” and “Short Hair.” The band consistently topped major music shows earlier this year with both hits.

Meanwhile, AOA member Mina is currently starring in the SBS television series “Modern Farmer” as a mysterious college girl who settles down in the countryside, purportedly due to ailing health. But as in many dramas, the character isn’t exactly what she seems. The entertainer has so far received considerable praise for her portrayal.

JoongAng Daily

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Baro of K-pop boy group B1A4 will join a new reality TV show called “Law of the Jungle.” According to an official of the reality TV show series that is airing on SBS, the 22-year-old singer will leave for Palau, an island nation located in the western Pacific Ocean, along with comedian Kim Byung-man, the host of the show.

On “Law of the Jungle,” a group of celebrities will experience the lives of people there who feed and support themselves. The host and guests will then survive on a remote island by going hunting and building their own shelters, too.

Baro, who recently appeared on another reality show, “Youth Over Flowers,” went to Laos as part of the show and viewers loved his candid and bubbly personality.

Along with Baro, Yuk Jung-wan, a member of indie band Rose Motel, Ghanian TV celebrity Samuel Okyere and Australian comedian Sam Hammington will join the trip to Palau.

The Palau team will depart from Seoul later next month.

JoongAng Daily

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For the advancement of web dramas, Jang Hyuk and Kim Woo Bin appeared in Love Cell for free.

Love Cell, which caught attention for its star cast of Jang Hyuk, Kim Woo Bin, Kim Yoo Jung, Park Sun Ho, 4minute′s Nam Ji Hyun, Baek Sung Hyun and more, is gathering interest once again ahead of its release on November 3.

Love Cell includes the main cast of Kim Yoo Jung, Park Sun Ho, Nam Ji Hyun, and Baek Sung Hyun, as well as the supporting cast of Jang Hyuk, Kim Woo Bin, Oh Kwang Rok, Ryu Seung Soo, and more. The drama is about an unemployed man, who is determined to revive his dying love cells with an extraordinary romance, particularly with a top star.

Jang Hyuk, Kim Woo Bin, and other actors agreed to appear in the drama with no guarantee to help development the web drama market. The senior actors also helped to lead their juniors, creating a good working environment on set.

With such a great cast and plot line, Love Cell, which is taking on a refreshing challenge, is raising anticipation of whether or not it will be create a new milestone for the genre of web dramas.

Hearing about the upcoming web drama, netizens commented, "Oh~ Only a week left until Love Cell,," "From the webtoon to the web drama, I can′t wait for Love Cell," "This is the first time I′ve anticipated a web drama," and "Who knew you could see all of those stars with one click."

Love Cell is based on the popular webtoon released from July 2010 to March 2012. It is a fantasy, romantic comedy about a ′love cell′ cat that looks like a human, Navi (Kim Yoo Jung,) teaching Ma Dae Choong (Park Sung Ho), who has never dated, about love, particularly with ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The new male soloist of SM has been unveiled.

On October 27, SM Entertainment unveiled through its Facebook, Weibo, and Twitter, announcing that its next male soloist will be Super Junior-M′s Zhoumi.

On October 31, Zhoumi will be releasing his first mini album Rewind through music sites in Korea as well as China′s Baidu Music. He will be promoting in both Korea and China, raising the anticipation of global fans.

With his tall height, great singing and dance skills, Zhoumi has already gained popularity in Asia through his activities in Super Junior-M.

Acting as the MC for MBC Music and Youku′s Strongest Group and SBS MTV and Tudou′s The Show, Zhoumi has been active in both Korea and China.

Zhoumi′s first mini album Rewind will be released offline on November 3.


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According to many local news reports, actor Park Si-hoo will star in the melodramatic movie “Saranghuae,” which roughly translates into “after love.”

It will be the actor’s first Korean film in two years. His last was “Confession of Murder,” which was released here in 2012.

Park’s new film attracted investment from China and Japan, largely due to Park’s popularity in China.

When he was absent from the Korean entertainment scene, Park pursued acting in China. He appeared in Chinese film “Fragrance” last August. The film opened at 3,800 theaters across China.

The shooting of “Saranghuae” will begin next month in both Korea and China.

Actress Yoon Eun-hye has been cast as Park’s fictional love interest.

Park, 36, attempted to return to the Korean film scene earlier this year but couldn’t because of sour public opinion.

The actor has kept a low profile after he was accused of rape last year by a 22-year-old woman. The charges were later dropped.

JoongAng Daily

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Girl group 2NE1 said yesterday that the group would not take part in any end-of-year music festival, even though it released its second studio album in February and stayed on top of many music charts with the title track from the album earlier this year.

“It is an honor for a musician to be invited to a music festival, but we politely declined all the offers because we think it is time for [2NE1] to keep a low profile,” said an official from YG Entertainment.

Park Bom, a member of the girl group, announced her temporary departure from music in June when news came out that she reportedly took illegal prescription drugs four years ago.

“We’re focusing on CL’s debut in the United States these days,” said YG.

CL is the lead vocalist of the four-member group.

JoongAng Daily

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Sulli, a member of the girl group f(x), will return to the entertainment scene after a three-month absence.

According to SM Entertainment, the girl group’s agency, Sulli will show up to a press event for “Fashion King,” the film adaptation of a popular webtoon in which she plays the lead role.

In July, Sulli announced her temporary departure from the entertainment industry after paparazzi photos were released of her and Choi Ja of Dynamic Duo on a date around Mount Namsan, central Seoul.

“Sulli is extremely tired of malicious comments and rumors [about the photos of her and Choi] and said she wanted to take a break for a while,” SM said at the time.

Rumors that Sulli and Choi are in a relationship have surfaced often, but the two have not officially commented on the news reports or paparazzi photos.

Sulli’s new film will hit theaters nationwide on Nov. 6.

JoongAng Daily

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The mega hit drama "You Who Came From The Stars" received an award at the Tokyo Drama Awards on October 23rd.

According to reports, the male lead actor Kim Soo-hyun was given the "Best Actor In Asia" award at the ceremony. The drama itself also received the "Special Awards For Foreign Drama" award.

While Kim was in Japan to pick up the award, he also made an appearance walking down the green carpet at the simultaneously ongoing Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) for the opening on October 23rd.

The TIFF will be running from October 23rd to the 31st.

KBS Global

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