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Japanese singer Hideki Saijo passed away from heart failure two nights ago around 11:53PM Japan time at age 63. In his over 40 year music career, in the 70s he adapted the song YOUNG MAN (YMCA) and became famous all over Asian. He also had quite a connection with Hong Kong. Aside from performing many times in Hong KOng and even making a Hong Kong film, he was also linked to the late diva Anita Mui Yim Fong.

Originally named Tatsuo Kimoto, Hideki Saijo on the 25th suddenly lost consciousness while with his family and was ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Willie Wai Kar Hung yesterday attended the film MMA DIVA (GIK DAU NUI SUN) production start ceremony as his co-stars Margiela Kwok Sze Lam, Luvin Ho (Ching Wai), Wiyona Yeung Lau Ching and Giselle Lam Wai Sin surrounded him. Would Wai Ka Hung have to a beating in the film/ He said, "I am guest starring as a manager, I don't have to fight. If I don't perform well then the boss and the director would hit me. I rarely am surrounded by so many girls, I really like it. (Are you worried that your fiance would be jealous?) No, I am just working. She is very gracious. She probably believes that few would have their eyes on me." He revealed that he was planning for the wedding to take place on October 6th, but he did not know whether he would be able to book a location.

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Benjamin Yuen Wai Ho yesterday morning posted on social media that his father "Tai Gor" succumbed to cancer. Yuen Wai Ho posted many photos of father, like photos of him and his father, family photos, and his father in his police uniform in his youth.

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Thursday May 17, 2018 Hong Kong

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Artistes Jessica Hsuan and Kenneth Ma went to Central to attend a beauty centre event. On stage, Jessica received a permanent VIP card. MC Luk Ho Ming said that Kenneth's VIP is quite special, as his family members can use it, but 'BB' (girlfriend Jacqueline Wong) has not become his family member yet. Jessica immediately asked who 'BB' was. Luk Ho Ming said the name: "Jacqueline. The surname is Wong". Kenneth playfully said, "Then I'll use it for a proposal".

After the event, the two accepted an interview. Jessica denied not knowing whom Jacqueline was: "I know. Talked as though wedding bells are near, so wanted to get updated". She also suggested that Kenneth have a baby as soon as possible so that there is energy to play with the baby, and she also asked Kenneth whether he had marriage plans, which frightened Kenneth to say, "No, no, no. Don't write it to this point so quickly...." Jessica also asked how long the two have been dating. Kenneth awkwardly said, "Not that long. Getting to know [one another]". Regarding Jacqueline entering her thirties soon, Jessica said in bewilderment: "Thirty only? Actually, this (marriage) has no age limit. I am an example".

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Kenneth was evidently nervous today. He frankly said that Jessica is one of his goddesses: "Beside her, I am more restrained. Did not sweet-talk as much". Jessica praised him as giving people the feeling of resembling Gallen Lo, with the both of them being shy and silly: "May not be really sharp initially, but slowly oozes out his ability the more he works. Also good at acting!" The two are the netizens' choice for TV king and TV queen, but they have actually ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Earlier, Chrissie Chau Sau Na and Louis Cheung Kai Chung worked on the poster shoot for their film HOTEL SOUL GOOD (NUI WONG JONG DOH JING). The producer suddenly presented a birthday cake to celebrate Sister Na's birthday with the team, giving her quite a surprise. The 22nd would be Sister Na's actual birthday. When she got her first birthday cake this year that day, she did not expect to celebrate her birthday so far in advance. The day of the poster shoot happened to be the birthday of Sister Na's assistant. Sister Na prepared a birthday cake for her assistant to surprise her with, but the director, the producer and Ah Chung also prepared a cake for Sister Na for a double surprise!

Sister Na said that she has received a lot of cakes on past birthdays, one year she got over 20. To a dessert lover like Sister Na, holding back would be difficult. Thus one of her birthday wish was, "eating all I want without getting fat!" She would spend this birthday at work as well, but she not only had no complaint but also was very happy that everyone would celebrate with her. She felt that working on her birthday gave her even more positive energy and motivation to perform well. Last year was a harvest year for Sister Na. Her film 29+1 received many Hong Kong Film Award nominations. Sister Na was even nominated for Best Actress. Thu

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Chrissie Chau Sau Na yesterday attended a fashion label event. Recently Sister Na has been working with Louis Koo Tin Lok and Julian Cheung Chi Lam on two films. She said that everyday after getting to the set she had to think about which movie she was working on, but after putting on her costume she would definitely be able to tell them apart. The characters were very different, in one she was a forensic scientist and the other was a crime film. Would she have any intimate scene? Sister Na said no. Would she no longer want to work on sexy scenes? She denied that. "I have no restriction on what character I would play, sexy or not it's not up to me to decide. I still choose movies from scripts."

As for her birthday next Tuesday, she revealed that she would have to work so she would celebrate with the team. She said that no man has asked her out, instead she was the happiest about working.

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The Herman Yau Lai To directed, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Charmaine Sheh Sze Man and Timmy Hung Tin Ming starred film DEATH NOTIFY (SEI MONG TUNG JI DAN UM HAK JEH: SAU BO KUK SEUNG HUNG WUI) recently has been shooting at Admiralty. The shoot had almost 100 extras. The temperature has lingered above 30 degrees Celsius, everyone had to work in the sun. Several extras two days ago reportedly fainted during the shoot.

According to a social platform recount of a supposed extra, two days ago around noon he felt a light summer stroke and went to the shade to rest. He did not take to the set even after the shoot ended. During the shoot some appeared to suffer heat stroke, as they foamed at the mouths and fainted. The team halted production right away and did not resume production until the extra was sent to a hospital. The post also complained about the director not giving enough time to rest and having to wear long sleeve clothing to shoot in the sun for hours.

The film company China 3D Digital Entertainment replied, "Yesterday indeed several workers didn't feel well due to the heat. They suffered minor heat stroke but after resting they were fine." Reportedly several extras ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Japanese animation master Isao Takahata last month passed away from lung cancer at age 82. His friend and colleauge of over half a century Hayao Miyazaki was too broken hearted to attend the funeral. Yesterday at the Ghibli Museum farewell event, the 77 year old Hayao Miyazaki finally appared as the farewell committee president and gave an eulogy. "I would never forget, when I first met you in 1963 at the sunset after the rain." He also remembered their days of working together. "I always thought that he could live to 95, but in the end he left before I did. Seemingly my days are numbered as well." He could no longer hold back his tears.

Composer Joe Hisashi also attended the farewell event. He was grateful to have met Isao Takahata. He recalled when he was invited to score NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, he was a relatively unknown kid. "Without Isao Takahata, there would be no Joe Hisashi." They kept working together and creating many classic scores, including Isao Takahata's final film THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA. "It was my honor to be able to score for this animation."

Aside from his Studio Ghibli colleagues like Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata's friends in the business like director Yoji Yamada, Mamoru ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The film WHEN SUN MEETS MOON (MAU YUT MAU YUET)'s advanced screenings had overwhelming responses, almost all shows on Mother's Day were sold out. Director Benny Lau Wai Heng and lead actress Kathy Yuen (Tong Yi) were glad to receive a shot of confidence at an audience appreciation event when they realized that Michael Tong Man Lung took time to watch the film! The ailing Michael gave a big thumbs up. "It's great! The movie is a rare school romance, very simple, very human, at the same time it reflected a contrast between then and now. Everything in the 80's and the 90's were very hard to attain, so we would be determined. Now information technology is developed, everything instead becomes the norm. The film is about emotions that are hard for young people to believe. It's a must see!"

Playing Ms. Lo in the film, Aimee Chan Yan Mei also was touched by this determination. Thus soon after giving birth to her third child she decided to make this film. Aimee said, "I have always had the acting bug, the director asked to meet me to discuss the script. He was very passionate. I really like Ms. Lo's determination to pursue romance. The director's previous film WONG KA YAN also had this flavor, as long as it meets my children's schedules I definitely would take the role. I deliberately booked my flight ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Louis Koo Tin Lok this year with the film PARADOX (SAT POR LONG TAM LONG) won the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor, the Asian Film Award Best Actor and the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Best Actor. Last night Goo Jai at the 7th Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival received the Salento Cinema Actor Award - City of Presicce from the Italian consul general in Hong Kong, Antonello De Riu for his outstanding artistic achievement and film industry contribution.

Yesterday was Mother's Day. Would Goo Jai give the award to Mama as a present? Goo Jai said, "That's right, for me and Mama it would be a good present." He said that two nights ago he already celebrated in advanced with Mommy and gave a watch as a gift.

Speaking of his friend Leo Ku Ku Ke fell into the center of the stage at the second show of his concert series, Goo Jai revealed that because last night he was Gei Jai's guest he celebrated Mother's Day in advanced. Would he sing POPULAR THIS WEEK? Goo Jai revealed that he and Gei Jai would sing PAST LOVE and that the evening would have other guests. he also asked Gei Jai not to jump too hard after his injury and said that Gei Jai already texted him after the accident. Goo Jai said that last year he injured his neck while working on a science fiction film. It was not as simple as resting. Because the injury ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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