Monday May 18, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg     Artiste Eliza Sam (岑麗香) attended the promotion campaign of the series, Limelight Years (華麗轉身) and expressed that Liza Wang (汪明荃) was willing to teach newcomers and even taught how to 'scold' people: "I knew she did it for the series. Previously, we acted in the series, Divas in Distress (巴不得媽媽) and there was a scene of climbing up the tree. She told me not to scare of being dirty and to focus on the scene." Eliza added she was not scared despite several scenes of her scolding Liza in Limelight Years series. When mentioned that Eliza hoped TVB will put in additional resources to groom the artistes, Eliza replied she wished to improve her acting skills.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Monday May 18, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Two days ago, Elaine Ng's (吳綺莉) daughter, Etta Ng (吳卓林) appeared in Hong Kong International Airport (香港國際機場). Etta Ng and her classmates and teacher participated in the trip setting off to Switzerland (瑞士). When Etta Ng saw the reporters, she appeared panic initially but accepted the interview later. Etta expressed that she will go to Switzerland for one week and her mother did not come and see her off at the airport. When asked if she communicated with Elaine Ng (吳綺莉) recently, Elaine rejected to reply.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: Admin @ Asian E-News Portal
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Monday May 18, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Artiste Julian Cheung (張智霖), Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼), Nancy Sit (薛家燕) and others were busy filming movie version, Return of the Cuckoo (十月初五的月光). Julian took photo of himself drenching in the rain and his mouth with a towel look. After all, Julian is a professional artiste with no complaints at all and this made the director full of praise for him: "We will continue to film raining and windy scene tonight and it is really not easy. No complaints from Julian after drenching in the rain whole night."

Source: ON.CC (HK)
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Monday May 18, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Yesterday, Grace Chan (陳凱琳) attended an event. She denied the rumor that her parents disliked Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) and expressed that her father did not mind about their age gap. Grace Chan said: "The impression is good. I told my mother and father that he was a very good senior and helped me a lot during acting. He is also very considerate and takes care of everybody. Therefore, they had a good impression of him."

Grace Chan emphasized they were still friends and not anxious to meet the parents.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
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Monday May 18, 2015 Hong Kong

 

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Six days ago, Michael Tao (陶大宇) was filming a food and drink programme. He accepted the interview and talked about acting in the series, The Greed of Man (大時代) and Yammie Nam (藍潔瑛) had the intention to act again. Michael said: "I support her. People definitely need to work and I feel that you should do it when you can. There is no reason to waste the opportunity and time and she had great potential and many developments. Most importantly everyone cherishes her and helps her."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
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Tony Jaa, Wu Jing, Max Zhang Jin put a lot of effort into the Soi Cheang Po Shui new film SPL 2 (SAT POR LONG II) with hardcore martial art fight scenes. To keep from frequent bad takes, the trio would tell each other to "fight for real" and end up with bruises all over. Seeing his male leads frequent injuries, Director Cheang felt bad. "In one scene Wu Jing almost broke his leg from fighting. When he got married he had to be in a wheel chair to get off the plane. When he invited me to his wedding I didn't even dare to go, I was afraid that his wife would be mad!"

Wu Jing this time seriously risked his life for the shoot. In one scene he climbed on a stack of tables and performed a free fall without any wire at all. As the tables fell Wu Jing had no way to dodge them and was almost hit in the head! Zhang Jin during the prison gang fight due to the lack of air circulation suddenly fainted from heat stroke during the break. The crew had to give him a hand.

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_18MC023_.jpg_18MC022_.jpgGregory Wong and Justin Cheung have to put a lot of effect in order to make a dent on the vehicle
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Coffee Lam Chin Yu, Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Gregory Wong Chung Hiu, BabyJohn Choi Hong Yik, Tommy Wong Kwong Leung, Anita Chui Bik Ka and Ashina Kwok Yik Yui yesterday promoted their new film IMPRISONED: SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR RICH AND PRODIGAL (YUT YUK YUT SAI GAI). The actors first went to a parking lot for a "car smashing" ceremony. In a yoga look Coffee climbed on top of a mini bus with Wong Kwong Leung to smash the vehicle together.

Coffee said, "Huh? Is it very sexy? I dress like this when I teach yoga normally! (Chui Bik Ka and Kwok Yik Yui did not steal as much spotlight as you?) They didn't dare to smash it, so I got to. I am a tom boy and athletic, but I have never broken glass. At first I was a little scared, but I liked the thrill!"

Another actor Cheung Kin Sing said, "Busting up a car like this, I feel like I am playing STREET FIGHTER. Earlier the advanced screening audience response was great, with a lot of good reviews and few slams. The lack ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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_18MC021_.jpg_18MC020_.jpgDonnie Yen and Mike Tyson follow action director Yuen Woo Ping's direction
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The film IP MAN 3 added heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson to the production. Earlier the boxer and Donnie Yen Chi Tan engaged in combat. Chi Tan's elbow accidentally hit his left forefinger, which Tyson later confirmed to be fractured.

Earlier when the film company arranged for a set visit, Tyson wore a white shirt that had a shoe print on it. His left index finger was also bandaged. Speaking of his injuries, Tyson played for sympathy. "At first you only worry whether Yen Chi Tan will be hurt, no one ever considered my safety. Now I am injured and still no one would console me." Tyson was very professional and did not become more cautious in his fight scenes due to the injury. He even insisted on personally performing all of the scenes and received praises from the crew.

Chi Tan pointed out that this time was an accident. In the story they exchanged blows as he met Tyson's punches with Wing Chun. At the time in order to accommodate the camera, he accidentally elbowed Tyson's finger. Chi Tan said, "Tyson was very professional. During the shoot I knew I bummed into him but I didn't think it was that serious. We even continued to shoot. ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Airing outside series starting September, HKTV attempts to find new path to survival via ‘micro-movies’

 

Source:  Mingpao Weekly, Issue 2427

 

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Ever since it was denied a free-to-air broadcasting license, HKTV has found a way to survive by officially launching online as an Internet shopping network and television station.   Despite the critical acclaim for their dramas, HKTV has essentially halted production of all TV series in the 6 months since its launch due to the licensing issue.  In recent months however, Ricky Wong seems to have found a possible new direction for his station’s survival:  filming ‘micro-movies’ (微電影) for the business partners selling products on HKTV’s Internet shopping platform, HKTV Mall [TN note:  there are various translations of 微電影  currently being used in the industry, including ‘micro film’, and ‘short film’ – for the purposes of this article, I am using the translation ‘micro-movie’.]  With this route, HKTV can still push out new productions while at the same time make more money to continue funding the TV station side of things.  Earlier, HKTV had 2 of its contracted artists – Adrian Wong (黃芷晴) and Bryant Mak (麥子樂) – collaborate with the creative team behind hit series The Menu (導火新聞線) to film the station’s very first micro-movie La Couleur.

 

HKTV’s very first micro-movie La Couleur is actually a promotional piece for fashion brand EQ:IQ.  At only 10 minutes long, the film is helmed by Ben Fong (方俊華), the chief director of HKTV’s hit drama The Menu, and stars Felix Wong’s (黃日華) daughter Adrian Wong partnered with actor Bryant Mak and child actor Oscar (左珀僑).   In a story about love and family, Bryant plays a single father who encounters overseas-educated Adrian – originally strangers from opposite worlds, the 2 of them become acquainted over a painting and later on Adrian helps Bryant ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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A shift in Nancy Wu's pelvis rang an alarm to her health condition

Sunday May 17, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     In the recent years, artiste Nancy Wu (胡定欣) had been filming series one after another and could use 5 fingers to count the number of sick leave since she joined the company for 13 years. On Instagram, she disclosed it had been a long time since she had a long rest, resulted her body failing to have a full recovery and fell sick easily for the past 6 months.

Yesterday (14 May), Nancy went for a check-up and discovered her pelvis had shifted and many injuries: "As a human being, we must relax ourselves in terms of mental and body. Today, my body condition tells and reminds me to have appropriate relaxation. In fact, I seldom fall sick and only applied 2 or 3 times of medical leave since I joined 13 years. However, I realised my health started to get poor around 6 months ago. Today, I discovered my pelvis had shifted after the medical check-up which will pose danger to old injuries. We need to have healthy body in order to walk further. Everybody, please take care and stay healthy!" Many fans felt heart pain for her and told Nancy to take a long rest after completing her current workload.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
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