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The film HOTEL SOUL GOOD (NUI WONG JONG DOH JING) will open tomorrow. Two nights ago the film held its premiere. Executive producer and producer Yvonne Zhang Fusheng, director Yan Pak Wing, Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Richard Ng Yiu Hon, Mimi Kung Chi Yan, Vincent Wan Yeung Ming, Terry Zou, Susan Shaw Yam Yam, Koyi Mak Chi Yi attended.

At the event producer Zhang Fusheng, director Yan Pak Wing, Chau Sau Na and Cheung Kai Chung talked about their production experience. Director Yan Pak Wing even presented a HK$ 2 million crown to Chau Sau Na to unveil the film premiere. Sister Na stated that she felt excited like she won Miss Hong Kong. Ah Chung joked that he though Sister Na wanted to buy he crown. Sister Na said, "Are you giving it to me?" Ah Chung said, "Great! Let's see if I get any discount?" Ah Chung said that he contributed a lo to this film and admitted that he has not looked forward to a film like this for a very long time. Sister Na pointed out that when they worked together before their characters just brushed by each other. Although this time they had scenes together, in the film she still ignored Ah Chung. Ah Chung said, "It's already an improvement. I used to ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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TVB Experiences Another Wave of Layoffs, Kenneth Ma Finds It Unfortunate: 'Hope That It Does Not Happen Again'

Monday October 15, 2018 Hong Kong

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Kenneth Ma attended a mall event today. He and Mayanne Mak acted out a short drama, creating a lot of laughter. Regarding TVB experiencing a wave of layoffs recently, Kenneth expressed, "A bit unfortunate, but this is a high-level decision. We also cannot say anything. Hope that it does not happen again. I also know some of the employees who have been laid off. Some people have been transferred to other departments. May collaborate again in many aspects in the future. There is a lot of demand out there; many productions need talent".

Regarding "Flying Tiger II" officially filming, Kenneth revealed that he will be portraying a police officer in the Criminal Intelligence Bureau. When asked whether he would have an opportunity to collaborate with Hollywood actor Lee Pace, he said, "Looking at the script, it has not been seen for the time being. Mainly have scenes with Michael Miu, Ron Ng, and Bosco Wong. My wife in the series is Christine Kuo. Perhaps the company knows that I like married women; I can appreciate it with my eyes!"

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"The Four" Reunites to Celebrate Golden Producer Poon Ka Tak's 70th Birthday

Monday October 15, 2018 Hong Kong

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Last night, TVB golden producer Poon Ka Tak held a 70th birthday and retirement banquet. There were 35 tables, and the gifts were donated to charity. Poon has produced many popular series, including "Triumph in the Skies", "The Hippocratic Crush", the "Detective Investigation Files" series, "Untraceable Evidence", etc. He gave newcomers an opportunity to perform, making many siu sangs and fa dans popular. Last night, former and current TVB siu sangs and fa dans, including Louis Koo, Jessica Hsuan, Raymond Lam, Ron Ng, Kenneth Ma, Liza Wang, Myolie Wu, Hacken Lee, Sammul Chan, Edmond Leung, Michael Tse, Tavia Yeung, Him Law, Jason Chan and wife Sarah Song, et al., as well as Poon's classmates from the TVB's 4th Training Class, Johnnie To, Samson Lai, et al., were in attendance. Surrounded by many stars, the lineup was stronger than the anniversary.

Louis Koo Arrives to Celebration with Jessica Hsuan

Louis and Jessica collaborated in Poon's 1999 production "Detective IV". In the series, because of Anne Heung, Louis was unable to become a pair with Jessica in the end. Last night, when Poon was on stage, he humourously pulled the two up to personally explain. Poon said, "He (Louis) asked me why I had to break the two of them apart. The plot had to be like that. Although that Anne was not pretty, she became crippled because of you...certainly needed you to take care of her for life, right?" Laughter burst out on and off the stage. Jessica expressed that she collaborated with Poon many times; the most memorable was "Detective IV"; back then, she became TV queen because of this series. She said that Poon is willing to use newcomers ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Max Zhang Jin, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing and Chrissie Chau Sau Na starred MASTER Z: THE IP MAN LEGACY (IP MAN OI JUEN: CHEUNG TIN CHI) became the 23rd Busan Film Festival closing film. Two nights ago it held its world premiere at an outdoor theater as they enjoyed the film with 5000 viewers. Busan's temperature was only 12 degrees Celsius, with the outdoor red carpet walk the actors were prepared. Cheng Ka Wing said that his assistant bought him a pair of long johns and he wore a thermal under shirt; the arm baring Chau Sau Na put a lot of heating pads on her. When she entered she was in the company of Cheng Ka Wing and Patrick Tam Yiu Man.

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Saturday October 13, 2018 Hong Kong

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Artistes Louis Koo and Jessica Hsuan both attended an event. When it was mentioned that the 21st is Louis' birthday, he revealed that, on the day of his birthday, he would definitely be having dinner and cutting cake to celebrate with his family at home, and he laughingly said, "Would cut cake every year, and then take an expressionless family photo...has been like this since being handheld when I was young to now. Would automatically be expressionless once we take our positions". After saying this, he immediately laughed himself to tears. He continued, "My mom would cook the foods that I like every year. Want it to be auspicious for birthdays, so [she] would make black moss and dried oysters and poached chicken. (New Year's dishes?) Yes. Would celebrate it like New Year's. Isn't it funny? (What birthday wishes do you have?) Must be in good health in order to sit together and take an expressionless photo. Got used to it after taking it for so many years...have been taking it since using film to now. Did put the photos in a photo album...some even turned yellow. (Passing it down from generation to generation?) Like the Addams family".

Had Hot Pot Alone

Louis expressed that he would be celebrating with his friends before and after his birthday, but Jessica expressed that she would not be in Hong Kong during that time, so she would not be able to celebrate his birthday with him: "I am going on a vacation. It's like that when you are so late in asking". She said that she gave Louis a gift last year, and even asked Louis if he remembered. Louis laughingly said, "If I had to remember everyone's gift, wouldn't I be very busy? ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The "Lord Eight" Yuen Woo Ping directed, Raymond Wong Pak Ming led, Donnie Yen Chi Tan produced kung fu action film MASTER Z: THE IP MAN LEGACY (IP MAN OI JUEN: CHEUNG TIN CHI) became the 23rd Busan Film Festival closing film. The film was also the first kung fu actoin film to be selected as the closing film. Yesterday Lord Eight led actors Max Zhang Jin, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, Patrick Tam Yiu Man, Chrissie Chau Sau Na and Ada Liu Yan in a Busan appearance and participated in the closing film press conference. Lord Eight and the cast also shared their production experience.

The film MASTER Z: THE IP MAN LEGACY became the first opening/closing kung fu action film in Busan Film Festival history. Director and action director Lord eight naturally was very honored. At the press conference, Lord eight personally explained the reason that he made the film. "MASTER Z: THE IP MAN LEGACY followed IP MAN 3's Cheung Tin Chi character. The Cheung Tin Chi character was very positive. The film made this character into a very stubborn martial artist but contained martial art within, Wing Chun in particular, as well as various human elements. The production overall felt very rich and was a great script with potential."

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Louis Koo Tin Lok will turn 48 on the 21st. As for how he would celebrate, Goo Jai revealed that since he was an infant he spent his every birthday stone faced. Thus he never expected such a special celebration. No wonder even Goo Jai laughed himself to tears after saying that and Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen) had to hand him tissue.

Goo Jai, Suen Huen, Moses Chan Ho, Boy'z, Kay Tse On Kay, Juno Mak Chun Lung, Gigi Leung Wing Kei and others two nights ago attended a high class fashion magazine event. Goo Jai was asked how he would celebrate his birthday. "That day after work I will go home and have dinner with my family, cut a cake, then the whole family poses for a stone faced photo. Since I was an infant to now, every year has been like this. For any photo I would automatically be stone faced." After that, Goo Jai laughed himself to tears. Even Suen Huen was bowled over from laughing ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Carlos Chan Ka Lok recently has been busy with his new film COLD DETECTIVE (SUN TAM DAI JIN). Yesterday happened to be Ka Lok's 32nd birthday. Emperor Group chief Dr. Albert Yeung Sau Sing visited the set and celebrated with Ka Lok. Boss Yeung praised the birthday boy, "I have always seen Ka Lok's potential. He not only has an outstanding appearance but also a serious work ethics. His acting is getting better and better. This year his career has a major breakthrough. As he becomes a new generation god, I am very happy for him. In the future he will have even more development chances. I hope he will be able to properly take advantage of them. I wish his career would reach another level!" The birthday boy admitted, "I am extremely flattered!"

Ka Lok had luck with people. Sean Lau Ching Wan who had scenes with the birthday boy wished him Happy Birthday, Good Health. "I feel he is very energetic, everyone seem to really like him." Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin also said, "I wish Ka Lok Happy Birthday, Good Health, Career reaching another level, make more money, and just as handsome everyday!"

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In the film HOTEL SOUL GOOD (NUI WONG JONG DOH JING), Chrissie Chau Sau Na and Louis Cheung Kai Chung played a pair of happy rivals. Sister Na said that with Ah Chung on the set she constantly had bad takes. Whenever she needed to give an emotional performance she could not look at him, because on the set he was truly too happy. Ah Chung said that in the film Sister Na had to find a man heavy in yin. He happened to be born on a yin day of a yin month in a yin year and could be easily possessed by ghosts. She needed this intermediary to communicate with ghosts. He too wanted to find someone who could see ghosts to find someone who has passed for him. Thus they have a common goal, even though they did not see eye to eye they leaned upon each other. Later after getting to know each other more they had feelings for each other. Ah Chung said that when they worked on their "electrifying moment", the originally romantic scene added comedy. As for their most intimate scene, Ah Chung joked, "It was very intimate, when she smashed a bottle over my head!"

Sister Na also revealed that Ah Chung during the shoot often improvised, but Ah Chung said that he was no match for Eric Kot Man Fai. Sister Na said, "In one scene I worked with them. They had a strong desire to perform and kept adding lines. I really had to stay alert to perform!" ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Cecilia So Lai Shan, David Siu Chung Hung, Kevin Chu Kam Yin, Ng Siu Hin yesterday promoted their new film NAPPING KID (YIK HEUNG YAU GWAI) on the radio. Playing a top of the class student, So Lai Shan was smart yet a little mischievous.

Yesterday So Lai Shan's face was a little swollen. At first she thought it was a toothache and went to see a doctor. She learned that it was trigeminal neuralgia. "Every morning at 4 and 9 I would wake from the pain right on time. For now I can only take pain killer or apply ice. Later I will see a specialist."

Siu Chung Hung said that new film was a rarely seen mystery suspense film. Before the shoot he read the original novel for homework. Later when the film will hold special screenings, the film company will arrange for him to welcome the guests. He said, "I haven't seen the final product, so I don't know how the result is. If it's not good I will be pretty embarrassed. However the film company said that it was OK, so I have confidence in it." Ng Siu Hin said that because he lived close to Siu Chung Hung he would get a ride from him to and from work. Although he had to work with elder "Big Brother Hau", Ng Siu Hin praised him for being easygoing and would not put up a front in front of the younger generation. Thus when acting he would not have any stage fright.

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