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ViuTV reportedly has already successfully landed the broadcast rights to two great Asian film industry events, including the 54th Golden Horse Award on the 25th and the 37th Hong Kong Film Award on April 15th, 2018.

Each year the Hong Kong Film Award broadcast rights would be open for bidding. Aside from the highest bid, the committee would also observe other conditions. If the news was true, ViuTV has won back the exclusive broadcast rights from TVB. ViuTv said, "Currently we have no comment, if we have news we would make an annoucement." In addition, ViuTV already has the right to the 54th Golden Horse Award and will air it live with nowTV on the 25th.

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The Checkley Sin Kwok Lam led National Arts Entertainment Culture Group yesterday announced that a 10% stake in Hollywood comedy star Eddie Murphy's Murphy Entertainment Studios LLC for HK$ 327 million. They would exchange stocks as Eddie Murphy would become a member of National Arts' board. National Arts Entertainment would be guaranteed no less than 50 million in cash dividends annually for the next three years.

Sin Kwok Lam yesterday said, "7 years later when I came up with the studio idea, the outside thought I was full of it. Some even asked if I would die. Now people say I have foresight! This time I had the intuition and make even the goverment issue a policy to make Foshan into 'Guangzhou Hollywood' and a world class film and television center. (Many Hollywood actors want to break into the Chinese market.) They see our development potential. Eddie Murphy has become our main shareholder and I am very happy. After years of hard work I have caught the eyes of the local government and Hollywood, it is really very encouraging!"

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Director John Woo (Ng Yu Sum)'s MANHUNT (JUI BO) two days ago held its Malaysian premiere. Ng Yu Sum and Korean star Ha Ji-Won attended. They spoke from their hearts through a translator on the stage. Director Ng admitted that before working together he has never seen Ha Ji-Won's work and apologized to her; Ha Ji-Won expressed her admiration for the director and admitted that she was jealous of Director Ng's exchange with his daughter on the set.

Two days ago Ha Ji-Won often made the "heart giving" gesture and made the audience scream. Director Ng despite his age followed suit. Then when he met the audience and posed for photos with them he would automatically make the gesture, much to Ha Ji-Won's surprise. Then the director pointed at Ha Ji-Won and told reporters, "She taught me this gesture! I just learned it!"

Director Ng was asked if he spoke any Korean with Ha Ji-Won? He demonstrated his usual greeting. Ha Ji-Won was asked to greet everyone in Chinese and luckily she complied. Then the host asked Ha Ji-Won to make a killer pose and she also did it, but she cracked up as she did. Before the pose she even performed a serious of gun pulling gestures, just like in the director's A BETTER TOMORROW. The audience applauded.

The director at the same time praised Ha Ji-Won for her charm during the shoot and her great agility. She almost did not need ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The 54th Golden Horse Award will take place next Saturday (the 25th). Two nights ago two Best Actress favorites Shu Qi and Kara Wai Ying Hung ran into each other as well attended a jewelry event at a new Beijing hotel with Kris Wu Yifan, model Lily Aldridge, socialite Tse Ling Ling and her daughter.

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Louis Koo Tin Lok, Kevin Cheng Ka Wing, Stephy Tang Lai Yun, Julian Cheung Chi Lam and others two nights ago attended the flm L STORM's wrap banquet. Still recovering from his eye injury Goo Jai caught the flu and spinal column dislocation, no wonder he looked exhausted. Ka Wing said that even with a new STORM film he would not recommend Grace Chan Hoi Lam to star because he would let her own work speaking for itself. Before the banquet began producer Raymond Wong Pak Ming and director David Lam Tak Luk announced that a fourth installment has already begun its preparation.

Earlier suffering an eye injury on the set, Koo Tin Lok still has not recovered. He needed sunglasses during the day and he estimated that he would need three or four more weeks before healing. Recently working on a movie in New Zealand, Goo Jai caught the flu as well. He helplessly said, "The temperature suddenly dropped and snow fell there. I carelessly caught a severe flu. Earlier I even lost my voice. Even two doses of antibiotics were useless. Earlier ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The John Woo (Ng Yu Sum) directed new version of MANHUNT will open in Hong Kong next Thursday, the 23rd. Recently the team has been promoting nonstop at the Venice, Toronto, Busan, London and Hong Kong international film festivals as raves rushed in like a tidal wave. Director Ng who just returned from promoting in Malaysia today would lead leads including Mainland Best Actor Zhang Hanyu, Korean film queen Ha Ji-Won and popular Mainland queen Stephy Qi Wei to the Hong Kong premiere.

MANHUNT aside from series of gun fights and car chases that would have the viewers' blood boiling, but also shot a large scale party that would be memorable at Japan's tallest skyscrapper and Osaka's new landmark Abeno Harukas building. Zhang Hanyu was lucky as Qi Wei caught his eyes in a red Chinese dress and fell in love at first dance; on the other hand international model Tao seduced him with another dance. Dance scenes probably would be no problem for Best Actor Zhang Hanyu, but on camera he appeared stiff. Actually it was all acting. "I felt that the character was a very serious tough guy and probably would not react to the seduction. He probably would not have any shaken expression or cute gesture."

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Christine Kuo (苟芸慧) attends the press conference of Korean skincare products on 14 November and mentioning about taking wedding photos earlier, she explains it is a wedding shoot for a magazine and does not involve her boyfriend, William Lok (陸漢洋). However, Christine hopes to take different types of wedding gowns so as to see the best gown which suits her in the future.

Asking about when to take wedding photos with her boyfriend together, Christine replies they have no marriage intention now and he will be participating in racing competition soon. As she is pointed to be expecting earlier, Christine says: "Perhaps rumours about me getting married is circulating too long and they are creating new topic. I understand and hope to continue to work harder and some work achievements are used to replace such news." She adds that she will be celebrating Christmas with her family and her parent does not give her any pressure about having children as her younger brother is already a father.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Grace Chan (陳凱琳) wears a revealing gown to attend an event on 14 November and reveals she will be dressing up in conservative outfit during TVB Anniversary Gala: "Many fit and beautiful women during the Anniversary Gala and I am not considered sexy as I am petite."

Mentioning about her family and herself treating as VIP and skipping queue when checking in at Japan airport, Grace explains they buy business class air tickets and skip the queue as a result. She plans to travel to a hot place to enjoy Christmas with Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) this year and emphasises they will not get married suddenly.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
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Saturday November 18, 2017 Hong Kong

 

 

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Joyce Cheng (鄭欣宜) hurts her left leg when holidaying earlier and needs to undergo surgery as a result. She is seen using a crutch at the radio station on 14 November and points it as injuring herself when filming action scenes.

Asking about not resting at home, Joyce says: "It is bad to reject jobs and I feel full of regret when absent from Liza Wang's (汪明荃) dinner banquet." She will attend events as usual and the bandage will be removed in 2 weeks later and the most troublesome routine is taking a shower."

Joyce says: "I need to walk up 1 stair and afraid of insufficient energy. My maid is helping me and I plan to tell my father and family after the operation." As she will be holding the concert in Hong Kong Coliseum next year, Joyce is uncertain if she can carry on: "I hope to continue it and it is my motivation for doing physiotherapy."

The radio station has added a swash plate at the entrance today but Joyce rejects to sit in a wheelchair: "It is inconvenient unless it is a very spacious."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Grace Chan feels comfortable to film rape scene with Hugo Ng in Brother's Keeper II series

Saturday November 18, 2017 Hong Kong

 

 

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Grace Chan (陳凱琳) attends an event on 15 November and mentioning about TVB Executive, Virginia Lok (樂易玲) forbids female artiste to show their sexiness when filming series and imposing a limit for rape or relationship scenes, she says: "I have not receive the notification yet and will respect the company's decision. Everyone has different perspectives towards sexy limit and showing beautiful looks is most important. It is okay to show some body figure. (Feel uncomfortable when filming the rape scene in Brother's Keeper II (巨輪II) series?) Nope. Hugo Ng (吳岱融) and I have discussed it beforehand and we know this scene is necessary. We have communicate on how to handle it and the end results is something that we want. (Should forbid male artiste too?) I feel it should be fair to both gender. (Does Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) feel very happy now as he feels unhappy about the rape scene earlier?) He is playing around only and the film producer, Amy Wong (王心慰) is a trustworthy person."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
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