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The 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival closing film MON MON MON MONSTERS! two nights ago held its world premiere at the Hong Kong Cultural Center. Director Giddens Ko, producer Angie Chai, actors Kent Tsai, Eugenie Liu, Yukai Deng and Carolyn Chen appeared together.

Giddens Ko said this was not a monster flm, but a movie with a monster in it; Angie Chai said that at first the film was just a low budget production, but finally the production cost over NT $ 100 million! Lead actor Kent Tsai got the lead in his first debut. In it he played a high school bully. He said, "At first I felt the character was very challenging, later with help from the other actors I felt great." As for the monster, Eugenie Liu looked sweet. She revealed that she went two weeks without washing her hair to bring the characer to life. She did not even cut her finger nails. She also said that the constume required cookie crumbs on her head. To her it was a rather big breakthrough.

Directing again after six years, Giddens Ko said that he has not thought about the new film being able to break YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE's box office record because they were two different genres. He also said that YOU was a record. It was very fortunately to perform so well, thus he chose Hong Kong for the world premiere. As for ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Shawn Yue Man Lok, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, DaDa Chan Jing and director Pang Ho Cheung two nights ago attended the LOVE OFF THE CUFF (CHUN GIU GAU JI MING) all star premiere. Guests included Irene Wan Bik Ha, Shiga Lin Sze Nga, Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, Alex Lam Tak Shun and Edmond Leung Hon Man. LOVE has not been officially released yet but two shows were already sold out in advanced. Pang Ho Cheung jokingly asked if the movie only had two shows! Chin Wa and Lok Jai both told him to be low key. Lok Jai thanked the support of cinema circuits for advanced ticket sales. Thus he planned to thank the audience at the cinemas.

With promotions everywhere, would the promotional cost be very high? Lok Jai said that the actors gave their time and the company gave money. Everyone gave money and effort as well. As for the box office, Chin Wa admitted that she would face it normally. Lok Jai did not want to talk about the box office. He only thought that the audience now liked to watch happier moves. This time was a comedy, after watching they would leave the cinemas happily. He was the happiest that many Mainland cinemas would play the Cantonese version.

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Anthony Wong Chau Sun and Mainland director Jia Zhangke two nights ago were guest presenters at the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival Award Night. Chau Sun pointed out that although his new film would clash directly with Andy Lau Tak Wa's film, he did not think about the box office. He also would not mind whether the reviews would be good or bad. Wa Jai reportedly invested in his new play, so he was very grateful to have this buddy.

Two nights ago Mainland director Jia Zhangke was present. Did he and Wong Chau Sun talk about a collaboration? Chau Sun said, "When we ran into each other we only exchanged greetings. Should I ask him as soon as I get here that there is a bank here, does he want to open an account?" The Best New Director Wong Chun directed MAD WORLD (YUT LIM MO MING) after winning many international film festival awards two nights ago again won the audience's choice award. The Korean film HAPPY BUS DAY won the FIPRESCI award.

Chau Sun spent two days to watch eight films and joked that he was half dead from watching them. "Those films were pretty far away. (Do you understand films from other places?) I constantly watch strange things and I get them. The winners are of course entertaining, but some were not too high quality and were very tough to get ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Tang Wai Min, Sam Leong Tak Sum and Sam Lee Chan Sam produced, Leong Tak Sum directed, Japanese actors Natsuna and Hiroshi Shinagawa and Hong Kong representatives Lee Chan Sam and Candy Lo (Law Lam) starred LOVE REVOLUTION (OI GAP MING) was selected for the 9th Okinawa International Film Festival. Earlier director Leong Tak Sum led Natsuna and Hiroshi Shinagawa to attend the opening ceremony and the advanced screening. The audience responded enthusiastically to the film and Leong Tak Sum said that he was very happy to be able to bring the film to Okinawa for the Japanese audience to enjoy.

Law Lam arrived at Okinawa that day and attended the red carpet ceremony to promote the film. This was Law Lam's first international film festival and was honored to walk the red carpet. She admitted that she dressed up for the occasion. "Recently 'fairy presence' has been all the rage, I finally chose a dress with 'fairy presence'." Law Lam said that when she received the film festival invitation she felt very happy and very honored. She was also happy for Leong Tak Sum. "This time at the film festival I saw the director, Natsuna, Hiroshi Shinagawa and others again, I was reminded of how happy the production was. Playing a female assassin in the film was a new attempt, I was able to achieve the expected result." Currently working on a series, Law Lam admitted that she almost was unable to make the trip. Unfortunately producer Mui Siu Ching and the team gave her a few days off.

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Checkley Sin Kwok Lam's National Art Group last night held as relocation opening ceremony and anniversary dinner. Commerce and economic development bureau secretary So Kam Leung, Master Sin's artists Rose Chan Ka Wun, Brian Yuen Chung Yeung, Rachel Chau Ka Lei, Lemon Yip Chi Yu, Sammo Hung Kam Bo and his son Timmy Hung Tin Ming, Grace Lam Nga Sze, Melvin Wong Kam Sun, Philip Chan Yan Kin, Bennett Pang Kin Sun, Sharon Luk Sze wan all attended. The 27th will be Master Sin's 60th birthday. He said that his wife last night arranged for a surprised celebration.

Master Sin revealed that the group last year ended up at a loss, but this year it already turned a profit of HK$ 19 million. One of its company also gave dividends and could answer to shareholders. In the future it would promote the Foshan Studio with tourism. Each studio would have an interactive game area.

Chan Ka Wun said that she gave Master Sin health food for his birthday. She hoped to share in the company's profit and the Master has promised her the lead in a movie about the Kowloon Walled City. She said that last year the company made OUR DAYS (NGOR MOON DIK 6E BAN) for her junior colleagues. She only guest starred as a host. ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Louis Cheung and Kay Tse's daughter, Karina is 1 month old

Monday April 24, 2017 Hong Kong

 

 

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Louis Cheung (張繼聰) and Kay Tse's (謝安琪) daughter, Karina is 1 month old! In the evening, Louis shares their family photo on Facebook and Kay looks good and her face becomes sharper. Kay carries Karina who is wearing a big butterfly headband and their son poses a V sign. Louis says: "Karina is 1 month old and you must continue to grow up! I dote on both of you and thank you to my wife. Love you all. #Mother is indeed noble."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Monday April 24, 2017 Hong Kong

 

 

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Kelly Fu (傅嘉莉) is rumoured to have an affair with married businessman, Benny Chong (莊天龍) and have vacation in Japan and Milan together, but she denies being the third party all along. Lately, she is discovered to travel with him in Vietnam and wears a sexy swimsuit as well. When asked if she sat in a ferry alone to meet Benny Chong in Vietnam during an event on 22 April, Kelly replied it was a big misunderstanding and it was an invitation to a private event only. She met him by coincidence and was wearing a swimsuit when swimming and they did not meet again.

Asking if it was really a coincidence, Kelly said: "I am not looking at the news reports again and please give me some privacy. I need to have some break in overseas after filming several series and do not want to affect my work. (Are you the third party?) Nope. We are ordinary friends who seldom keep in contact."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Kenny Kwan (關智斌) and his good friend, Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) attended an event, (LV時空‧錦‧囊) on 21 April and he disclosed he tried to lose weight for the sake of filming series and weighed 62kg eventually. Hence, he looked thinner than Charlene and she said: "He always says he is very fat but praises himself as a dashing man from the reflection. It makes me puke when hearing it."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
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Charlene Choi's father warns her not to say the wrong hometown during her concert

Monday April 24, 2017 Hong Kong

 

 

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Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) attended an exhibition, (LV時空‧錦‧囊) on 21 April and expressed she will be heading to Dongguan to prepare the Twins concert immediately. As Chang'an, Dongguan is her hometown, her father buys 100 tickets to treat his friends and reminds her not to say anything wrong on the stage and Charlene must say clearly that Chang'an, Dongguan is her hometown.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
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Ron Ng (吳卓羲) has been promoting the series, Shock Wave (拆彈專家) and attending the thank you event lately. He appears to lose weight and it turns out that he has been training himself fit for the drama. Ron says: "I will be filming with Michael Miu (苗喬偉), Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) and others and they are very fit. I am trying my best to become fit and show it to everybody." He discloses eating spicy food helps him to lose weight and increase his metabolism.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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