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The Lunar New Year STAYCATION (YUT GA DAI SAI) was Johnson Lee's directing debut. He even asked heavyweight actors Tommy Tam (Ti Lung) and Yuen Qiu to be in the cast with good actors Louisa So Yuk Wa and Andrew Lam Man Chung, as he hoped to bring the audience joy during the Lunar New Year. Although it was his first time directing and starring, Johnson admitted that it was not too difficult because before the shoot he already did his homework, finished his storyboard and with years of television training he was very certain what he needed to shoot. He said, "The hardest instead was inviting actors because I have to use sincerity and the script to move them. For example when I asked ah So, her first reaction was 'What will we be making?' Then she asked to see the script first. Brother Lung also had to see the script first. This is common among professional actors. Of course I had to get past Lung Soh first."

Ti Lung said that when Johnson asked him he was worried that he was being pranked. "New directors already pass the first test when someone is willing to invest in their films. This time working with Yuen Qiu is a dream come true for me, because she is only the Seven Little Fortunes I haven't worked with. In the film she was even the type of person who always got one over me." Johnson said that Brother Lung's character was very suitable for ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Eason Chan Yik Shun, Li Ronghao, Chris Collins, Wilfred Lau Ho Lung, Benz Hui Siu Hung starred in the Vincent Kok Tak Siu directed film KEEP CALM AND BE A SUPERSTAR (NGOR DAI GUI SING). Two nights ago a premiere was held. Eason revealed that during the shoot out of jealousy of Li Ronghao, Eason cried to the director. Eason joked that perhaps he was old and was particularly sentimental.

Playing an action superstar in the film, Eason personally performed many stunts. Kok Tak Siu said that Eason began training two weeks before the production began. When he started he first worked on fight scenes, so the later parts would be a little more comfortable. He thanked Eason for giving his all in many of the film costumes. Eason revealed that because Kok Tak Siu took great care of Li Ronghao, he was jealous and cried in front of the director. Kok Tak Siu immediately kissed him on the cheek.

Eason said, "I haven't made a comedy in over a decade. I worried that I wouldn't be able to grasp the rhythm and lacked self confidence. I was acting up. Because during the shoot I took two weeks off for the Voice of China, when I got back I realized that the director loved Li Ronghao more. I got jealous. I didn't know why ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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TVB group CEO Lee Bo On, To Chi Hak, Shaw executive Elaine Lok Yi Ling and Mega Vision's Wong Jing yesterday announced film and television joint venture. TVB would open its door for its contract artists to have more film opportunities.

The joint venture would have no upper limit in its investment. In 2018 the three parties plan to make ten film and television projects, including two film versions of HEAVEN SWORD AND DRAGON SABRE (YI TIN TOH LUNG GEI), a battle of brains and brawn film ACROSS THE SEVEN SEAS (CHUT HOI JUNG WAN), the Mainland left behind children film REUNION DREAM (TUEN YUEN MUNG), the summer production LINE WALKER (SI TOH HUNG JEH) film, a film about Hong Kong spirit STARDUST (SING CHUN), and the television series THE BUND II that took place ten years after the death of Hui Man Keung. In addition, under Shaw Wong Cho Lam's and Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui's companies would make many film and web ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Tuesday January 16, 2018 Hong Kong

 

 

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Alan Tam (譚詠麟) attends a press conference of the concert at Guangzhou on 12 January for his Cantonese album in mid year and gives chances to the youngsters to realise their dreams. He also invites his good friends, Jolland Chan (雪懷) and Andrew Lam (林敏聰) as the panel of judges.

Mentioning about Eric Tsang (曾志偉) is involved in sex scandals lately, Alan has contacted him upon reading the news: "Eric is laughing and I know it is fake. Anyway, he is happy as usual and I do not need to worry about him. Yammie Nam (藍潔瑛) and he are good friends and we know it is impossible. (Grace Han (韓穎華) is involved too?) I do not know her at all and it is normally colourful at this stage. (How about Zhou Dongyu (周冬雨)?) I have no idea and will speak up if I know it is fake. (Eric will not do such things?) I know he does not have this ability. (Which aspect?) No idea and I am keeping quiet."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Tuesday January 16, 2018 Hong Kong

 

 

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Gigi Lai (黎姿) and her husband bring their children for vacation during the school holidays earlier. They are feeding the deers and she shares the photo on Instagram: "I bring the whole family for vacation earlier and they are too noisy as feeling very excited. They ask many questions and the way my children see the world is full of curiosity. Anyway, I am enjoying it and guessing all mothers are biased. We see a pregnant deer trying to keep her baby warm in the stomach at the park and it is human nature. #Family #Mother nature #3 pigs go for holidays"

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Tuesday January 16, 2018 Hong Kong

 

 

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TVB anniversary series, My Ages Apart (誇世代) had aired its finale on 12 January and Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) made a cameo appearance in the final ending due to friendship reason. The story illustrates Lily Li (李麗麗) acts as a granny and plays the weight machine, and Charmaine Sheh appears at the cinema and is praised by the public as a beauty. This scene gives a surprise to the audiences and many netizens are asking about Charmaine's return to TVB.

Charmaine thanks everyone's support online on 13 January: "Hope everybody like my surprise and thank you to the invitation for making cameo appearance in My Ages Apart series from the film producer, Joe Chan (陳維冠). It is full of memory for me to be part of the cast team."

Charmaine also shared photo of herself eating food on 12 January: "My holidays is beginning and I can eat and sleep to the fullest. Starting my journey now!"

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Tuesday January 16, 2018 Hong Kong

 

 

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47 years old Joey Meng (萬綺雯) is filming the stage play, Paper Aeroplane in the Sky (紙飛機的天空) with Bobby Au Yeung (歐陽震華), Kenny Wong (黃德斌), Leila Tong (唐寧) and Jade Leung (梁琤) at Shanghai lately. James Ng (吳業坤) supports them personally and shares a group photo on Facebook: "It is my first time to Shanghai and let's see if Bobby puts in full efforts this time. Excellent indeed!"

Although Joey is 47 years old, but she resembles a young girl full of vitality in school uniform. She also uploaded several photos and Mao Fei Lin (繆非臨) supports her as well. Joey left a message: "Thank you!"

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Tuesday January 16, 2018 Hong Kong

 

 

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Gaile Lok (樂基兒) is married to businessman, Ian Chu investing in organic food business and her body figure remains fit as she has been doing yoga. Lately, Gaile goes for a vacation in Mexico and shares several photos of herself in bikini. In the photos, she gains weight slightly and it is unsure if she is expecting. Gaile leaves a message: "Summer in the winter?"

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Tuesday January 16, 2018 Hong Kong

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TVB announced that, starting from January 2018, ratings will have a new calculation method. In response to viewers' lifestyle changes, with the habits of watching TV not only being dependent on the TV, as different media, such as mobile phones, tablets, computers, set-top boxes, etc. being used, TVB is changing its old ratings calculation method to the '7-day cross-platform consolidated ratings'. The new calculation method will be able to show the consolidated ratings of programmes more accurately. The '7-day cross-platform consolidated ratings' calculation method includes daily TV ratings, myTV SUPER live ratings, and myTV SUPER seven-day viewing ratings.

TVB announced the '7-day cross-platform consolidated ratings' from January 1st to January 7th. For the ratings of the three prime time series, "Lo and Behold" had 23.5 points, "My Ages Apart" had 26.1 points, and "Heart and Greed" had 25 points.

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Monday January 15, 2018 Hong Kong

 

 

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Stephy Tang (鄧麗欣) attended the movie premiere, Somewhere Beyond the Mist (藍天白雲) starring her as the main lead on 11 January. Mentioning about attending a religion session with her old love, Alex Fong (方力申) together in Malaysia earlier, she denied about the reconciliation: "Of course not! We are together with a group of friends." Stephy did not even have dinner with Alex and left separately after that.

Stephy admitted they had common friends who might make fun of them to reconcile at times but will not make them get back together on purpose. She said: "Our friends know we will feel embarrassed and hope we will become friends again. (Giving him another chance?) I am studying buddhist religion now and feel at peace."

Stephy added that she visited Nepal for charity earlier and when asked if she could look for an African boyfriend at the same time, she replied her friend married an African man lately and it was not our usual perception of Africa. Her friend's husband was fair and there was diamond.

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