Wednesday September 18, 2014 Hong Kong







Hong Kong singer-actress and prominent theatre performer Joyce Koi recently dismissed rumours saying that she had a mental breakdown due to work and financial pressure.


According to Mingpao News, previously, Hong Kong tabloids reported that Joyce had a breakdown trying to balance her hectic schedule – filming TVB's "Romanic Repertoire" and simultaneously managing her Cantonese opera troupe.


The tabloid also published a photo of the actress looking haggard while rehearsing her script on set to prove that Joyce was indeed stressed out by her job.


In response to the reports, Joyce, who attended a press conference announcing her upcoming musical play, "Scars of the Sea" recently, stated, "It's all fabricated. That day, my assistant was reading the script with me, but her face was cropped from the photo. At the time, my waist was in pain, so that's why I was the way I looked."


"But if that's how they want to portray me, there is nothing that I can do," said the actress.


When asked if she was indeed stressed out with work, Joyce replied, "Of course I am, but that's because I am passionate about my work!"


In regard to rumours saying that Joyce has been having trouble managing her troupe's finances, Joyce said, "The way the article is written is as if ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Thursday September 18, 2014 Hong Kong







Taiwanese singer Harlem Yu had recently gone through heart surgery after being diagnosed with arrhythmia.


As reported on Apple Daily, the 53-year-old singer-songwriter was admitted to the hospital after experiencing a sudden chest discomfort and quickly underwent a minimally invasive heart surgery.


Though Harlem has always been active in sports, the doctor said that the condition might have been caused by a long-term stress.


Reportedly, the singer was diagnosed with irregular heartbeat earlier this year, but decided to delay surgery due to his hectic schedule.


In an interview with the media after his surgery, Harlem admitted that the operation had actually been arranged a while ago.

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Thursday September 18, 2014 Hong Kong







It was reported that Jackie Chan's son and actor, on suspicion of harbouring suspected drug users.


As reported on Sina News, the Dongcheng District Prosecutor's Office had confirmed the news on 17 September, saying that it had given approval for the formal arrest of the actor following a request from the Beijing Police a week earlier.


If he is found guilty, Jaycee may be facing a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment.


The 31-year-old actor shocked the entertainment world last month when he was arrested for using drugs at his home in Beijing along several other suspects, including Taiwanese actor, Kai Ko.


Jaycee, who has admitted to using drugs and had tested positive for marijuana, has been detained at the Dongcheng Detention Centre since 14 August.


The actor has been communicating with his parents through Jackie Chan's hired legal representative.

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"Line Walker" peaks at 33 PTS on Monday's episode during Typhoon Kalmaegi

Thursday September 18, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: The Sun / KuangaiTVB
Translated by: Chloe.C @






The story of TVB drama "Line Walker" is moving faster and faster. The passionate kissing scene between Raymond Lam and Charmaine Sheh will be broadcasted this week! Apparently, when Charmaine had to film the kissing scene, her old injury with her tailbone relapsed. She had to wear heels for the scene and turn her body for the shot. In the scene, Raymond pulls Charmaine to him and kisses her. This warm, loving scene also leads into a few jokes.

"Line Walker" announced good ratings results, as Monday's episode peaked at 33 PTS, and averaged at 32 PTS. The drama is also the drama with the highest rating (in an episode) up till now. Benz Hui, Samantha Ko and Oscar Leung celebrated the success with champagne at Tseung Kwan O TVB City yesterday. On Monday night, there was a typhoon, which helped the ratings peak at 33 PTS. Samantha joked saying she will need to do a rain dance and hope for another typhoon. She also revealed that there will be more injuries and deaths as the story progresses. Netizens have commented that Oscar Leung's acting in the show is just like 7-time film king, Nick Cheung. He laughed saying he realized that he is very funny when he is drunk, so he purposely used those elements and put it in his character. Benz Hui's acting received a lot of acknowledgement, asked if he hopes to get the Best Supporting Actor award with this character? He said: "Nah! Leave (the award) for the younger ones!" Regarding reports of Kwong Chor Fai diagnosed with cancer, Benz, who had cooperated with him before, expressed that he does ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Wednesday September 17, 2014 Hong Kong







Hong Kong actress Carman Lee recently revealed that she lost RMB 1 million (approximately USD 162,591) in a phone scam in China.


As reported on Apple Daily, Carman disclosed that the incident happened to her manager Ali, who received a call from a person claiming to be an official and saying that Carman was suspected of money laundering and drug trafficking.


The person also provided a telephone number of the Security Bureau for her to call, and after failing to get through to the number, Ali then received a call from a person who identified himself as an investigation officer.


The person requested Ali to log on to a website that showed her the accurate details about Carman, including passport number and date of birth, and told her that the actress would be arrested the moment she arrived in Beijing.


After being asked to assist in the investigation, Ali followed the instructions of the so-called investigator, only to realise that all of Carman's savings were stolen from her account not long after.


The actress revealed that she has already made a police report, and reminded everybody not to fall victim to such a scam.


"A lot of people said that it would be hard for me to get my money back, but I do harbour ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Ella Koon diagnosed with Bell's Palsy

Wednesday September 17, 2014 Hong Kong







Ella Koon revealed that she has been diagnosed with Bell's Palsy.


As reported on Phoenix News, the singer recently captured the media's attention when she appeared at an event looking stiff on the right side of her face. She was also seen tearing in one eye from the strong spotlights.


Ella then revealed that she suffers from Bell's Palsy, a type of paralysis that resulted in facial drooping due to a damage of the facial nerves.


The singer pointed to the right side of her face and revealed that she cannot even blink her right eye, let alone make a lot of movement.


"It happened last week when I woke up to drink water and realised that the water trickled to the floor. I thought I had a stroke and was so scared. But after visiting a neurologist, I was told that one of the nerves was damaged," Ella disclosed.


"Aside from not being able to close my eyes, I also have difficulties eating and drinking water. I have to put on surgical tape on my eyes when I have to sleep and can't pronounce certain letters, like B and P," she said.


According to Ella, who has been having flu and fever recently, the doctor told her that it could be caused by ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Felix Wong denies raising funds for wife's treatment

Wednesday September 17, 2014 Hong Kong







Hong Kong actor Felix Wong have been making a lot of public appearances recently, sparking rumours that he has been working hard to raise money for his wife Leung Kit Wah's medical bills. However, the actor recently said that this is far from the truth.


As reported on Mingpao News, while speaking to the media at the press conference announcing the SAA Marathon, Felix revealed that his wife is already insured and that they didn't need to spend a cent for the cancer treatment.


"My wife has worked in insurance for 20 years and the whole family has bought insurance. Everything, from the surgery to hospitalisation, as well as the treatment, will be borne by the insurance company," he said.


Daughter Adrian also clarified that the reason her father has been appearing in a lot of commercial events was because he received more offers to do so.


"I think that's how the misconception started. But as a family, we all work very hard. Even when my mom is home, she would be working away," said the actress.


On the subject of Leung Kit Wah's health, Felix said that his wife is getting better, though it will take her a while along with a lifestyle adjustment to recuperate.

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Wednesday September 17, 2014 Hong Kong







After being romantically linked to actress Ankie Beilke and Linda Chung, Ruco Chan is now rumoured to be dating Chinese actress Katy Kung.

As reported on HK Channel, speculations of their relationship sparked recently when it was reported that the "All That is Bitter is Sweet" actor has turned down an offer to appear at a Buddhist function and has chosen to go on a date with the 24-year-old actress instead.


On 9 September, the two stars were spotted having a meal at a hot pot restaurant, along with good friends Matt Yeung, Jason Chan and Sarah Song.


Though they were observed to be enjoying each other's company, both Ruco and Katy's mood changed when they noticed the presence of paparazzi. Ruco hurriedly left the premise with Katy without finishing his meal.


Allegedly, Ruco pursued Katy after failing to court Linda, his co-star in both "Brother's Keeper" and "All That is Bitter is Sweet" due to her relationship with martial arts actor Phillip Ng.


However, when asked to address the rumours, Ruco denied that he and Katy are in a relationship. "We are only friends. It's impossible for me and Katy to be together."


The actor also revealed that the so-called hot pot date was arranged by Jason Chan and was just an ordinary get-together.


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Stephen Chow selects six candidates for "Mermaid"

Wednesday September 17, 2014 Hong Kong







After stage after stage of casting processes, Stephen Chow has finally chosen the final six candidates for his upcoming new film "Mermaid".


According to Mingpao News, on 15 September, the last stage of the casting was held in Shenzhen, with 13 selected actresses preparing to wow the director and the casting crew with their talent.


The audition was divided into three parts. The first part entailed the actresses to show various expressions and movements according to instructions, the second part involved them wearing mermaid costumes to show off their physique, while the third part required the actresses to remove their make-up and show their natural faces.


After the auditions, Stephen presented awards to six of the candidates, Chinese actresses Yinyin, Lin Yun, Xu Zhenzhen and Sun Jialing, as well as Hong Kong's very own Kabby Hui, and Japanese star Linah Matsuoka.


The director also complimented the actresses for their performances and eagerness to show their best. He revealed that his favourite audition was the make-up removal segment, saying that some girls looked prettier without cosmetics.


However, Stephen quickly left the audition and did not hear questions about his conflict with movie producer Tiffany Chen and her husband, China Star's Charles Heung.

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The Hong Kong actress-singer returned to her ex-beau after her affair with Oxide Pang was exposed


After disappearing from the public eye for more than three months after her affair with Hong Kong director Oxide Pang was exposed, Liddy Li was spotted with her ex-boyfriend last Friday in Hong Kong.

The two spent more than 40 hours together including dinner at The News Room Diner. Her ex, who coincidentally looks like Oxide, was also seen giving her a kiss on her hand. They then retired to the actress' apartment, which was reportedly rented by Oxide previously for their rendezvous.

The couple, who have seemingly reconciled, went on another date the next afternoon where they were seen behaving intimately. It is believed that Liddy has decided to make a clean break from Oxide.

In May, murdering his neighbour, who accused Liddy of being 'a third party'.




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