Nov 16 2014
courtesy of on.ccColleen Chan has a low key funeral yesterday. Her brother carries her photo and silently bids her farewellAfter his daughter's cremation ceremony, Frankie Chan posts a photo to report that he is fineThe ceremony is very simple. Colleen Chan's brother prepares the final breakfast for his sister while the priest chantsColleen Chan's brother weeps as her coffin is brought out
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Director Frankie Chan Fun Kei's daughter Colleen Chan Hoi Sum (originally named Chan Hung Yin) fell to her death on the 24th at the age of 40. Her funeral took place yesterday morning at the Fu Shan crematorium. The arrangement was very low key and simple, only Chan Ho Sum's younger brother took care of all ceremonies. Perhaps due to the Chinese taboo of parents outliving their children, Chan Fun Kei and his wife were not present. Chan Hoi Sum's brother carried his sister's photo and completed the simple ceremony. In the photo Chan Hoi Sum wore a white wedding gown, unfortunately her life ended so soon.
Nov 16 2014
courtesy of on.cccourtesy of singtao.comDaDa Chan and Ronald Cheng share their work and business experience with young peopleCheung Tat Ming (second right) guest stars in HOUSE OF WOLVES. Ronald Cheng says that he is such good health that he is reluctant to leave the set
DaDa Chan Jing and Ronald Cheng Chung Kei yesterday attended a comic book and animation expo. Cheng Chung Kei joked that he was a bad example for starting a business. He started a production company in Taiwan and lost almost HK$ 3 million in the end. However lately he tried again with Tin Kai Man on a film company. Their first film was with Chapman To Man Chak, who was rumored to be banned in the Mainland. Was he worried about the Mainland market? He said, "The idea from the first is to make pure Hong Kong films, so we will give up the Mainland market. It won't affect us much. In addition my son's due date is in February, I hope to stay more in Hong Kong for films." Speaking of Cheung Tat Ming posting a photo from the set with him on Weibo, Cheng Chung Kei said, "Tat Ming earlier guest starred in HELLO BABIES (LUK FUK HEI SI). This time he also guest stars in HOUSE OF WOLVES (NGOK YUN GUK). He is in great health, even overnight shoots are no problem. He is even unwilling to leave the set."
Alex Fong Lik Sun injures his hand and wrist due to the lack of warm up
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Charmaine Sheh Si Man, Mark Lui Chung Tak, Alex Fong Lik Sun and Michelle Yim (Mai Suet) yesterday attended the ISA flagship store opening in Tsim Sha Tsui. The Time Machine By Mark Lui press conference also took place. Mark save the watches that he designed to Ah Sheh and Siu Fong, even putting them on himself.
Ah Sheh yesterday morning went to work in Guangzhou and rushed back for the opening ceremony. She said that yesterday was a lucky day. Busy with the film RETURN OF THE CUCKOO (SUP YUET CHOR NG), Ah Sheh said that the production has been pleasant; as for claims that lead actor Julian Cheung Chi Lam was upset with the script, she said, "No! However everyone have sat down and discuss ideas. It was very normal. (Has Chi Lam's wife Anita Yuen Wing Yi visited the set?) Not on the day of the production start and not since either. (She supposedly still minds the rumors between you and Cheung Chi Lam?) If she minded then he wouldn't have taken the role. We are just working, it wouldn't be awkward."
Nov 16 2014
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Carina Lau Ka Ling two nights ago attended a trendy label event. She said that she learned about the label at a Taiwan department store way back. Ka Ling earlier worked on a new music video for Jolin Tsai. Lau Ka Ling joked that it was pretty fun, she has not made a music video for awhile. She said, "Jolin is a female artist I respect very much. I feel she is very hard working, she is doing what she should do. We should be a little more supportive of her."
The Golden Horse Award will take place at the end of the month. Gong Li, Tang Wei, Kwai Lun-Mei, Vicki Zhao Wei and Chen Shiang-chyi will compete for Best Actress. Which one would Ka Ling pick? She said that she would pick Gong Li. She felt that her interpretation of a middle aged woman with amnesia in COMING HOME was rather hard to play. She would vote for Gong Li. As for Best Actor, Lau Ka Ling would support Liao Fan. December 8th will be Ka Ling's 50th birthday. She said that this year she will hold a big party this year and invite her friends in the industry.
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Leon Lai Ming two days ago attended his film DYNASTY WOMAN's launch ceremony. Perhaps due to an exhibit at the venue, the crowd delayed the ceremony; Lai Ming who arrived early from Hong Kong appeared to be in a foul mood and often talked back to the host. The film company released the film posters without the usual "coming soon" or "release date"; the film company did not give any official explanation, adding another layer of mystery.
The host asked what attracted Lai Ming to the role of the Emperor. Because the question sounded too rehearsed, Lai Ming said, "You are reciting your lines, my answer isn't a line! This film has such a great director team, Tian Zhuangzhuang and Zhang Yimou are both directors actors want to work with. The Emperor's persistence for love is very rare in history. To be able to play such a love story, it is very attractive to any actor." The host awkwardly explained that he was not reciting lines, only that he was excessively excited to see his "god".
Louis Koo has no qualms to filming "Don't Go Breaking My Heart 3"
Saturday November 15, 2014 Hong Kong
Louis Koo has no qualms reprising his role if there is a third instalment of the "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" franchise – that is if the box office taking for the sequel continues to soar.
According to Mingpao News, the actor expressed his happiness with the sequel's success at the box office, saying, "I hope that the cast and crew will gather to celebrate it later on."
"If the audiences want it and the box office record is great, then I have no problem making the third movie," he said.
Since his co-stars Daniel Wu and Gao Yuanyuan have gotten married after making the first and second movie, Louis was asked if he would tie the knot as well if a third movie is made.
To this, he jokingly replied, "A movie is just a movie. It's different from real life. A killer in the movie will not kill someone in real life, will he?"
On the other hand, Louis refused to respond to rumours saying that he had invested in Sandra Ng's new movie, "Golden Duck".
Kenneth Ma appeared half naked, showing his "flabby abdomen"
Saturday November 15, 2014 Hong Kong
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Kenneth Ma may be one of TVB’s most eligible bachelors, but recent photographs of his flabby body caused ripples of laughter among TVB artistes, who advised Kenneth to keep his shirt on next time. Taking a break from filming, Kenneth and a couple of his friends played soccer during a warm afternoon. Nothing was out of the ordinary during their game until Kenneth took off his T-Shirt during break. Kenneth’s upper body showed signs of a muffin-top and a rather flabby abdomen. However, the tight pants also revealed the hard outline of his groin as Kenneth drank water, snacked and walked about the ball field.
Unfortunately for Kenneth, his topless photos circulated quickly. When Myolie Wu was shown the photos by the press, she said awkwardly, "What do you want me to say?" Myolie said Kenneth’s pants were too tight and he should wear looser ones next time. Although Myolie did her best to suppress her giggles, Christine Ng did not bother covering up her laughter when her eyes fell on the pictures. While Priscilla Wong chose not to comment, her eyes evidently widened at Kenneth’s pictures.
Vincent Wong, who is known for his muscular physique, awkwardly commented, "I think…that’s considered fit too." He also added that Kenneth should wear a shirt because of the cold weather. On the other hand, Kenneth’s rumored girlfriend, Mainland model Jackie X spoke up for him. Feeling rather defensive, Jackie commented, "I think he’s very tall. I never saw him with tight pants before, but I think it’s normal that men have a little stomach [flab]. Men and women are like that – sometimes you can eat a little too ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
HKTV will be broadcasting "The Election" and "The Borderline" for their drama line up
Friday November 14, 2014 Hong Kong
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums
HKTV's online channel will be officially starting on the 19th of this month. Last month, they held an online vote for citizens to vote for the first drama to be broadcasted. The result was as anticipated by many, Angelica Lee and Liu Kai Chi's political drama "The Election" won with 100,000 votes. The drama will be broadcasting from Monday to Friday. Previously, the plan was to only broadcast one drama a day. However, yesterday, HKTV announced that in order to thank everyone for their support, they would be adding one more drama to their line-up, meaning two dramas would be broadcasted per day. The second drama that will be broadcasting is police procedural drama, "The Borderline", which was second place with 36,000 votes.
Wilson Tsui happy that his works will finally be shown
Wilson Tsui, who filmed two dramas for HKTV, "Hidden Faces" and "Hakka Women", attended a function yesterday and expressed that he doesn't mind that his dramas aren't being broadcasted yet. He is already very happy that the dramas will have a chance to be shown. He said: "Everyone put a lot of effort to film, of course we are happy that the dramas will finally be shown." His contract with HKTV has already ended. He stated that no matter which TV station approaches him, even including TVB, he will still collaborate with them as long as the terms are appropriate. Regarding the rumours that HKTV would be cooperating with Tencent (China), the themes of the dramas will be restricted? He replied: "Not touching upon topics that the country cannot approach is very normal."
Louisa So's TVB salary is enough
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Friday November 14, 2014 Hong Kong
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Chris Lai and 2 year girlfriend, Nicole Lee, who participated in the Miss Hong Kong Pageant a few years back, finally got married on the 11th of November. They held a 24 table banquet at Hong Kong Parkview. However, even until today, since the beginning of the relationship, there were always negative news surrounding the pair, as Nicole is the heiress of her father's 500 million dollar company, while Chris' financial situation is far off compared to that. Chris could only bear with the news, but he used action to prove himself, as the wedding fees were all paid by him this time. Asked if they will hurry and try to have a baby after marriage, the couple expressed: "Not yet, two person world first!"
In the afternoon, Chris Lai and his bride, Nicole Lee, met the media in their wedding outfits. The bride wore a 5 carat diamond necklace with earrings, looking extremely elegant. When the two took photos for the media, they posed and kissed sweetly twice as requested by the reporters. Chris revealed that when he read his vows, he kept stumbling, which his wife laughed at him for.
Asked how much the wedding cost, Chris replied that it is a secret: "The most important is that my wife is happy. The bill hasn't been given to me yet." The bride, Nicole Lee, added: "We haven't swiped the card yet, we will pay tonight." Asked who is responsible for paying, Chris said: "I am paying for everything."
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Nov 15 2014
Friday November 24, 2014 Hong Kong
Ruco Chan recently expressed his interest to sing more theme songs in the future, especially for his own series.
According to HK Headlines, the actor confessed his desire in a recent interview, saying, "I have always loved singing. I have sung theme songs before and it seemed that the viewers really liked it."
"I didn't get much opportunity to do so this year, but I will definitely say yes if such opportunity arises again," he enthused.
However, Ruco said that he doesn't hope to become a professional singer like his peers, Alfred Hui and Fred Cheng.
"It's more important to entertain audiences and make them happy. I think it's more befitting for the actor themselves to sing the theme song of their series," said Ruco.
Meanwhile, when asked to express his thoughts on rumours saying that the company is keen on promoting him as the next big thing after Raymond Lam, Ruco replied, "Every actor should work hard. There are lots of other stars that they can promote as well."
"It's impossible to replace someone and my main focus right now is to perform well and gain viewers' trust," he added.