Aug 20 2014
Tuesday August 19, 2014 Hong Kong
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Artiste Kenneth Ma attended a 'Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2014' press conference as a 'celebrity voter'. He revealed that he would be paying attention to whether the contestants are calm. He prefers petite girls. He said that he is 40 years old, and it is also the time to date. Also have friends introducing girls to him, but he is not a person who falls in love at first. Need time to cultivate feelings, but indeed very busy at this stage...difficult to have time.
The event manager, Sandy Yu, expressed that Korean star Song Ji Hyo has an 80 percent chance of being a Miss Hong Kong guest...previously also looked for Ji Sung and Park Hae Jin, but unable to accommodate due to schedule problems.
Aug 20 2014
Tuesday August 19, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: BBC News Asia
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Jaycee Chan, son of Jackie Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say. Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their official microblog. Police said both men tested positive for marijuana, with more than 100 grams of the drug found at Jaycee's home. Their arrest comes amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs which has already netted several celebrity figures. Gao Hu, 40, who appeared in the 2011 Zhang Yimou film "The Flowers of War", was detained earlier this month for possession of marijuana and methamphetamines, state media said.
In June, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for "forceful measures" to tackle illegal drug use. A government anti-drug advisor told the Associated Press news agency that Chinese celebrities were being targeted because of the "huge influence" their behaviour had on "their large numbers of fans". Beijing Municipal Anti-Drug Office deputy director Jin Zhihai however, said that police were not specifically targeting celebrities. "If there is an increased crackdown on drugs, the number of celebrity offenders will also rise," he told the Beijing Times on 14 August.
Last week, 42 artist management agencies in Beijing signed an agreement with police pledging not to recruit celebrities with reported drug use problems. Jaycee Chan and Kai Ko are the latest celebrities to be netted in the high-profiled crackdown and Chinese actor Gao Hu was arrested in August for drug possession. Jaycee's father Jackie was named an official "Narcotics Control Ambassador" by Chinese police in 2009, had been put under "criminal detention" for the suspected crime of "providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs", Beijing police said. If ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Aug 19 2014
Ikuta will play a man named Gates who hides his face with a mask made of newspaper and heads an organization called "Shinbunshi". Shinbunshi is responsible for a series of internet videos giving the public advance notice of crimes in which people the group deems guilty of transgressions not punishable by law are victimized.
Additionally, actress Erika Toda will play Erika Yoshino, an elite inspector from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's cyber crime division who's attempting to track down the members of Shinbunshi and put a stop to their crimes.
The original manga was serialized in Shueisha's JumpX from 2011-2013. As the story progresses, Shinbunshi gradually wins over the support of the public even as they're pursued as terrorists. Meanwhile, their true motives remain a mystery to police.
Filming of "Yokokuhan" will begin this fall. A release is planned for sometime in 2015.
Sota Fukushi and Kasumi Arimura have been cast in a live-action movie adaptation of Io Sakisaka's manga Strobe Edge directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. This marks the fourth time they've worked together, having both recently appeared in the TV dramas Amachan, Starman: Kono Hoshi no Koi, and Yowakutemo Katemasu.
Sakisaka's Strobe Edge manga was originally serialized in Bessatsu Margaret from 2007-2009 and has sold over 4.5 million copies. It's classified as a school romance story themed around the idea that everyone has an unrequited love in their life.
Arimura will play Ninako Kinoshita, a high school freshman with no experience in love. Fukushi will play Ren Ichinose, a boy from Kinoshita's school who's popular with all the girls. After Ninako meets Ren on a train during their commute home, she starts encountering him more regularly and gradually develops feelings for him. However, Ren already has an older girlfriend. While the story centers on the growing relationship of these two main characters, it also depicts several unrequited crushes involving their friends.
Additional co-stars include Yuki Yamada as Ren's popular friend Takumi Ando, Arisa Sato as Ren's girlfriend Mayuka Korenaga, Jingi Irie as Ninako's childhood friend Daiki Korenaga, and Yuina Kuroshima as younger student Mao Sugimoto.
Kanjani8 member Maruyama Ryuhei will be taking on his first leading role in a primetime drama when he appears in the NTV Autumn 2014 drama "Jigoku Sensei Nube" which begins its run from October in the Saturdays 9pm timeslot. The drama is based on the same titled manga by Makura Sho and Okano Takeshi that was serialised between 1993 and 1999. Maruyama will play the role of a senior high school teacher by the name of Nueno Meisuke who uses his supernatural powers to protect his students from evil spirits. Even though he is clumsy most of the time, he is well-liked by his students and his left hand is nicknamed "Oni no Te" for its power to ward off evil spirits. Co-stars include Kiritani Mirei, Hayami Mokomichi, Yamamoto Mizuki and Takahashi Hideki.
Sawajiri Erika's Spring 2014 drama "First Class" will be making its return in just three months since it ended in June with its sequel due to be shown in the Autumn 2014 drama. The FujiTV drama will also enjoy an elevation in status from late night on Saturday to primetime at 10pm on Wednesdays.
The sequel "First Class 2" will feature Yoshinari Chinami (Sawajiri) who has become a new designer at a fashion brand but the people who will attempt to stop her climb to the top will be changed. Nonetheless, cast members from the first series including Sasaki Nozomi, Nanao and Itaya Yuka will make appearances in the new drama although details have not been finalised. Sawajiri expressed her happiness at being able to work on this drama again and revealed that her character will also become an evil woman in order to overcome her enemies who will be even more malicious and powerful than those in the original series.
Ikuta Toma and Oguri Shun will work together again in the upcoming TBS Winter 2015 drama "Ouroboros" (timeslot undecided) which will be shown from January next year. The drama which is based on the manga by Kanzaki Yuya that had sold 1.2 million copies to date, is the first real-life adaptation production and the title means ancient symbols of a snake and dragon which bite their tails to form a circle that represents "death and rebirth" as well as "destroy & create". (Click here to see a picture of the ouroboros)
Ikuta and Oguri who are close friends and had last worked together in the 2007 FujiTV drama "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~ Ikemen Paradise", will be playing childhood friends Ryuzaki Ikuo and Danno Tatsuya respectively this time. Ikuo and Tatsuya who grew up together in an orphanage, chose entirely different paths in life where Ikuo is a clumsy and seemingly ordinary police detective who actually has the best arrest rate and is extremely fit. However, Tatsuya uses his good looks and cleverness to rise to the top of an yakuza organisation but secretly helps his buddy Ikuo to handle his cases. In addition, the two of them strive to find out the truth about the murder of their beloved Yuko-sensei who took good care of them at the orphanage 15 years ago. Back then, they had testified to the police that they saw the murderer but the case was written off by a police officer who they remembered was wearing a gold watch at that time. While trying to find the police officer concerned, they become unlikely allies who seek to punish evil when justice cannot be upheld by the law.
Filming is due to begin at the end of November.
Aug 19 2014
The Taiwanese trio will develop their careers in different fields for the rest of the year
Members of Taiwanese girl group S.H.E, Selina Jen, Hebe Tien and Ella Chen, will reportedly focus on their solo activities for the rest of the year, after concluding their 2GETHER 4EVER encore concert in Taipei last week.
On Sunday, the trio performed at a concert organised by mobile video game 'Tower of Saviors'. The show, which was hosted by Selina, is said to be S.H.E's final appearance as a group this year.
Displaying her mature hosting skills in recent years, Selina allegedly plans to solidify her position in the field by taking up the huge role as an emcee at Golden Bell Awards at the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Hebe will continue to develop her career as a singer. This year alone, the songbird has performed at the coveted Taipei Arena for a total of six times. Rumours are rife that the 31-year-old will throw her solo concert at the same venue later this year. '[Taipei Arena] is like my kitchen now,' she joked.
As for Ella, the 33-year-old will be working on expanding her acting career. Besides landing a role in new film I Love Binlang, the actress will soon embark on promotional activities for new drama The Lying Game.
Aug 19 2014
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Ng Man Tat in April was mistakenly rumored to be dead due to his heart problem. After 4 months, yesterday rumors of his death again surfaced online. The media yesterday afternoon contacted Ng Man Tat who was resting in Malaysia. Full of energy, he said yesterday morning he has already received all the consolation from friends and media everywhere. Because this was already the second time his death has been rumored, he not only felt helpless but also laughed off the death rumor. He even joked, "Perhaps everyone cares about me too much." As for his health, Brother Tat said that he was doing very well, very safe, and his life was not in danger. For his health he has decided to temporarily set aside his work.
Aug 19 2014
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Dior Cheng Yi Kin and music creator Chan Kwong Wing yesterday promoted their song USED TO IT for the film BREAK UP 100 (FUN SAU 100 CHI) on Commercial Radio. Ekin felt that lately the Hong Kong music market rarely had film original soundtrack. This time the film company put an effort into producing the record, invited Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, C AllStar and Ekin to perform songs for the film. It was a rare production. Ekin asked Chan Kwong Wing to tailor a song for him, which enabled him to put his impression after watching BREAK into a song.
Ekin pointed out that in the past decade he has infrequently performed love songs. He hoped this time the song that Chan Kwong Wing created for him would be able to bring back the love sing performance feeling to him; he also said that he once through about asking lead actress Chrissie Chau Sau Na to perform the song. He said, "If she could sing then it would be great. Her voice itself wasn't the problem, a deep voice could sound good too."
BREAK UP 100's box office performance was worse in the Mainland than in Hong Kong. Ekin pointed out that this film was not released on too many cinema circuits in the Mainland. "This is a Hong Kong film. When we promoted in the Mainland, the film just opened. After we left it left the cinemas too. So I hope Hong Kong would have more circuit with it." He also said that he was busy with the September 27 and 28 YOUNG AND DANGEROUS ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)