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Due to heart failure Ng Man Tat was hospitalized. Last night Ng Man Tat attended an event. He was completely resting currently. "Now mostly I would have tea, play mahjong and go to the Jockey's Club with friends. I have turned down a lot of work, but (Clifton) Ko Chi Sum is asking me to make a movie and says he would accommodate my time for rest." Earlier Mrs. Charles Heung Wa Keung blasted Stephen Chow Sing Chi on Weibo. Ng Man Tat said, "I don't know much about the content, but everyone are good friends. Being healthy is the best. I have very little contact with them. Instead I have run into Brother Keung." Speaking of Chow Sing Chi being accused of backstabbing and involved in money problems. Has Ng Tat Ming stopped being friends with Sing Yeh over money? He joked, "No, I have never had that. Everyone is loving and loyal, depending on who is on the other end. To me? Everyone is loving and loyal to me."

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Director Johnnie To Kei Fung yesterday attended the Baptist University "55th honorary doctorate presentation ceremony" and received a honorary doctorate of literature. To Sir's friends Lee Tim Sing, Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga), Kam Kwok Leung, Raymond Wong Ho Yin, Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) and Peter Lam Kin Ngok attended and congratulated him. At night To Sir treated his friends to a French dinner in Happy Valley to celebrate.

Sammi joked that since it was a big life event for To Sir, she had to attend. She said, "I am very happy, I am proud of him. However I didn't get him anything, I would give myself to him. I hope for any events big or small in his life, I would be ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Julian Cheung Chi Lam and Charmaine Sheh Si Man starred RETURN OF THE CUCKOO (SUP YUET CHOR NG DIK YUET GUONG) film version earlier officially started production. The cast gathered for the worship ceremony. Although Chilam and Ah Sheh were linked in rumors, during the ceremony they chatted and laughed. They even often whispered to each other, as if the ancient rumors did not affect them. Ah Sheh even cracked up. Later during the group photo they stood shoulder to shoulder without any awkwardness at all!

Chilam was rumored to be upset with director Patrick Kong (Yip Lim Sum)'s script, asking him to halt production and rewrite the script. Yet they looked harmonious yesterday. When Yip Lim Sun's incense stick was crooked, Chilam went up to help straighten it out. The film next month will shoot on location in Macau and will shoot there for three weeks before returning to Hong Kong.

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Monday November 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/joe-ma-plans-renew-per-series-contract-tvb-060000283.html

 

 

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Joe Ma disclosed that there is a possibility for him to renew his per-series contract with TVB, after the previous one ended just recently.

 

As reported on On CC News, speaking to the media at the wrap-up party of his new series, "Smooth Talker" recently, Joe said, "I am currently in the midst of negotiating [with TVB]. Money is important!"

 

Asked if he has conditions as to the kind of project that he would like, Joe replied, "It's not that critical. But my character in this series is very good. It's rare for the audience to see me play a triad boss."

 

While he does have interest to work in mainland China, Joe said that his main focus is Hong Kong.

 

"I feel quite lonely when I am in the mainland. But I know everybody in TVB, so it always feel familiar and more delightful," he said.

 

In related news, "Smooth Talker" is scheduled for broadcast in May next year. Kate Tsui, Elena Kong, and Johnson Lee co-star.

 

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Monday November 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/kingdom-yuen-afraid-stephen-chow-091700278.html

 

 

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Though she has worked with Stephen Chow in a lot of movies, comedy actress Kingdom Yuen recently admitted that she feels intimidated whenever she's around the comic genius.

 

According to Mingpao News, the actress, who appeared on a talk show recently to talk about her experience in showbiz, stated, "I have learned a lot from Stephen in my 30 years of acting. He really has a good grasp of the comedic pace. Compared to him, I was like an elementary school student."

 

"Once, he even performed the comedy routine he wanted me to do because I couldn't understand him, but I still couldn't do it as good as him," she said.

 

Kingdom disclosed that while she always showed confidence in front of the comedy man, she was actually afraid of him, and still is.

 

"Maybe that's why he hasn't offered me a role in his movies these past few years," she added.

 

Kingdom has worked with the actor in various films in the '90s, including "Forbidden City Cop", "God of Cookery", and "Hail the Judge".

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Ronald Cheng's first production will focus on Hong Kong market

Monday November 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/ronald-chengs-first-production-focus-hong-kong-market-092000332.html

 

 

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Actor-turned-director Ronald Cheng recently joked that he is the example of how not to start a business.

 

According to a report on HK Top Ten News, the actor, who attended a comic and animation expo recently, shared that he started a production company in Taiwan that eventually made him loose more than HKD 3 million.

 

Not giving up on his dream, Ronald then tried establishing a film company yet again, this time with fellow actor Tin Kai Man. However, their first movie together stars Chapman To, who has been boycotted in mainland China.

 

However, when asked if he is worried about not making any profit via the mainland market, Ronald said that the company's current focus is in making pure Hong Kong films, thus he will not worry about the mainland market for the time being.

 

"My wife is also due to give birth in February, so I hope to stay in Hong Kong until the time comes," he said.

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Monday November 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/johnnie-wants-cecilia-cheung-now-092100379.html

 

 

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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?"

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Nancy Wu broke up with boyfriend, stating "He didn't cheat on me"

Monday November 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: MingPao
Translated by: R.E.D @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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