Tuesday, January 23, 2018

[2018.01.23] DAYO WONG PRAISES CHARMAINE SHEH'S SUPERSTAR PRESENCE

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Dayo Wong Tze Wah and Charmaine Sheh Sze man worked together after on the film AGENT MR. CHAN (DUNG DUK DUT GUNG). This time Wong Tze Wah turned into a special agent and appeared in many funny disguises in the film.

Wong Tze Wah said that he had so many disguises he could not remember how many, as he wanted the audience to feel they got more than they could handle. His favorite was the virtual reality hell look. He even said that the set felt like going to Kabukicho in Japan. He said, " "On the night of the day we hogged someone's bridge and the shoot was very exciting. Someone came over to tell us, 'I built this bridge! Now I am not letting you shoot here.' Because the the hell set was on the bridge, I have even seen anyone said that they built the bridge! Everyone immediately apologized for the inconvenience. So through respecting him we respected his bridge."

Working together again after 7 or 8 years, Sheh Sze Man praised Wong Tze Wah to be as cool as always. Wong Tze Wah joked that she changed a lot. She used to be "starlet" bu this time she was already a superstar. Ah Sheh said, "You are even more amazing! You used to be human, now you are a god!" Wong Tze Wah struck back and said that nowadays there were more gods than humans but stressed that Ah Sheh now had a superstar presence that everyone would recognize her for. Speaking of being named a god, Tze Wah said, "It has been a joke all along, since there are more gods than people what does it matter?"

Speaking of the numerous superstar guest stars like Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Michael Hui Koon Man and Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Wong Tze Wah stated the he never thought about asking superstars to perform. Because in the film two superstars got into trouble, he planned to ask two actors to play them. However the producer and the director felt that they had to find superstars. He said, "Two superstars had accidents, which superstars would be willing to play superstars who had accidents? I never expected that they really found two superstars. Then everyday the guest stars were all superstars. Of course I didn't call in favors, I believed that everyone came to rescue me. I really want to thank so many friends, but I didn't ask any of me."

[2018.01.23] ADVENTURES IN VIETNAM FOR GIRLS II

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The Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Ivy Chen and Janine Chang starred, Barbara Wong Chun Chun directed film GIRLS II is slated for a March 8th release. Yesterday an official trailer was released. Working together again after four years, the BFFs got together to begin an even crazier and even more thrilling trip to Vietnam.

There is a type of love called BFF, even facing all kinds of challenges including money, desire, men......the BFF relationship would not be harmed. GIRLS II followed the first installment, the BFFs after numerous relationship casualties Ivy Chen finally won out first four years later as she announced that she was engaged. She immediately announced the good news to Fiona Sit and Janine Chang and the BFFs formed a "Bachelorette Party" and headed to Vietnam to enjoy their final single trip before marriage. The unexpected happened on this trip. In order for Ivy Chen to have all the fun, Sit Hoi Kei and Janine chang teamed up to arrange for fun and exciting programs. The trio visited the night spot there. After partying with a group of dancers, the drunk Ivy Chen was carried off and they were scared out of their wits. After a wild night of partying, Sit Hoi Kei, Ivy Chen and Janine Chang woke up to find themselves naked except a big leave to cover themselves on the beach. They was panicking and did not know what to do. Then a bomb scare appeared as they seemed to be wanted by the local police.

[2018.01.23] SOI CHEANG REVEALS GREAT SACRIFICES THE MONKEY KING 3 ACTORS MADE

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Director Soi Cheang gives Gigi Leung a fake forehead and makes her almost unrecognizable
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Director Soi Cheang Pou Soi yesterday spoke on the radio about his new film THE MONKEY KING 3 (SAI YAU GEI NUI YI GOK) and said that Law Chung Him, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Lin Chiling and others after makeup were almost unrecognizable. Cheang Pou Soi said that their characters required that. He said, "They can't lose the original intent in order to recognize their appearance. Everyone pay money to watch the movie because they want to see the production, so the production has to be there. How hard is Him Jai's special effect makeup. His entire body is fake, even the muscles; even though he is very big himself. (Aren't Him Jai's muscles wasted?) Him Jai said that for the next one he can perform without clothes."

As for Aaron Kwok Fu Sing playing Sun Wukong again, he said that this time Sing Sing's character would be even more monkey. "Sing Sing this time would be wilder, the comedic sense is much stronger. He would be a happy Sun Wukong. (Because he is already married?) When he made it he wasn't married yet, bu the feeling was somewhat different. However he had a tough time, he even had mood swings. Sing Sing would suppress his emotions. When I saw him I wanted to finish sooner, because in three months everyday he had to spend four hours in makeup, then shoot for eight hours, makeup removal took an hour, he slept for three or four hours and returned to work again. It was quite a torture."

Aside from Sing Sing and Him Jai, Leung Wing Kei also gave up her looks. Director Leung joked that he grew up listening to Gigi's songs and felt that her character would be very refreshing. In order to convince the audience he would have to change her appearance to convince even herself. Thus he wanted to raise her hairline as little like in Noh so she would have a little more dominance. He had to sacrifice Gigi's beauty a little, but the look could help her get into character. Was Gigi object to it at first? He said, "No, surprisingly no. This first makeup test took eight hours." Speaking of great sacrifice, he felt that the Lin Chiling played "River God's" sacrifice was even great. She was pretty and in good shape, in the film a masculine Chiling would be seen. Why did he took away all the actors' advantages? He said, "I am very afraid that the audience would just watch their looks. I feel Chiling and Gigi aren't just very pretty outside. Chiling didn't have any line but performed very well." Did Chiling's rumored boyfriend Jerry Yan visit the set? He said, "I didn't really notice, I don't know if she hid him, no no no, really no."

Monday, January 22, 2018

[2018.01.22] THE KONGEST FILM AWARDS

The Apple Mobile News and Entertainment Page's "The Kongest Film Awards" has already begun reader voting.  Everyone can from today to February 21 vote for their Kongest choices, including the Kongest Film, the Kongest Director, the Kongest Actor and the Kongest Actress, as well as My Favorite Kong Film from qualified 2017 films.  The results will be announced on Apple Mobile News and Entertainment Page.

THE KONGEST FILM AWARD 
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THE KONGEST FILM
THE EMPTY HAND
MAD WORLD
LOVE OFF THE CUFF
SHOCK WAVE
29+1

THE KONGEST DIRECTOR
Chapman To (THE EMPTY HAND)
Wong Chun (MAD WORLD)
Herman Yau (SHOCK WAVE)
Kearen Pang (29+1)
Pang Ho Cheung (LOVE OFF THE CUFF)

THE KONGEST ACTOR
Chapman To (THE EMPTY HAND)
Andy Lau (SHOCK WAVE)
Shawn Yue (MAD WORLD)
Neo Yau (WITH PRISONERS)
Louis Koo (PARADOX)

THE KONGEST ACTRESS
Stephy Tang (THE EMPTY HAND)
Elaine Jin (MAD WORLD)
Miriam Yeung (LOVE OFF THE CUFF)
Chrissie Chau (29+1)
Charlene Choi (77 HEARTBREAKS)

MY FAVORITE KONG FILM
LUCKY FAT MAN
THE YUPPIE FANTASIA 3
COOK UP A STORM
TO LOVE OR NOT TO LOVE
VAMPIRE CLEANUP DEPARTMENT
MAD WORLD
SHOCK WAVE
LOVE OFF THE CUFF
WITH PRISONERS
29+1
THE SLEEP CURSE
DEALER/HEALER
77 HEARTBREAKS
GOD OF WAR
ALL MY GODDESS
THE SINKING CITY CAPSULE ODYSSEY
COLOR OF THE GAME
OUR DAYS IN 6E
CHASING DRAGON
NEVER TOO LATE
ALWAYS BE WITH YOU
THE EMPTY HAND
THE BRINK
GHOST NET
HUSBAND KILLERS
SHINING MOMENT
GOLDBUSTER
CHERRY RETURNS

Sunday, January 21, 2018

[2018.01.22] TONY LEUNG CHIU WAI DOES NOT MIND GOING AGAINST CARINA LAU


Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jacquelin Chong
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Host Tam Yuk Ying takes out her photo for a selfie with Tony Leung Chiu Wai
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Tony Leung Chiu Wai yesterday attended his film MONSTER HUN 2 (JOOK YIU GEI 2)'s "Wuba giant balloon launching". Rarely making public appearances, Wai Jai not only attracted many to look on and take photos but also the event host Yam Yuk Ying asked him for a selfie on the stage. Playing the electrifying eyed gambler in the film, Wai Jai was asked if he had any sure win secret to betting? Wai Jai said, "In the Lunar New Year I would play mahjong and cards like ordinary people, but whether I lose or win I would leave after playing for a few minutes. This is the secret."

Wai Jai said that he has not attended an outdoor promotional event in years. The last time was the film INFERNAL AFFAIRS (MO GAN DOH)'s outdoor promotion. Would he appear more in Hong Kong? He said, "I hope so, normally when I am not working I rarely go out." He said that his new hair cut was easy to take care of. Because he liked to water ski and ski, sometimes when he stopped and rested in the middle he would run into people asking for photos. He did not know whether to agree or not because his hair would stand up like he just woke up. Wai Jai said that he just returned from skiing in Hokkaido. His wife Carina Lau Ka Ling was busy at work and did not go with him. They would go again after Lunar New Year's Day. He also revealed that he would spend this Lunar New Year in Hong Kong. In past years he went skiing, but the location would be too slippery for Mommy. He would probably be in Hong Kong on Valentine's Day too but he probably would prepare any special gift. Has he seen Ka Ling's film IN YOUR DREAMS? Wai Jai said that he still has not have the time to. "I haven't seen a lot of movies yet. Because Ka Ling and I had to vote for the Oscars, we got 60 to 70 movies to watch. I wanted to watch some at the movies. Now I have seen a few, but at most I would watch three a day. (Has Ka Ling seen all the movies?) Definitely not, she is so busy. (Ka Ling said that the lead actor Ng Siu Hin resembled you?) Useless like me. (Do you agree?) I haven't even seen his picture, I only know he's new. I would mainly watch how she did." For this Lunar New Year, Wai Jai and Ka Ling would face off. Wai Jai said that he has not made a Lunar New Year film in a long time. He also said that if Ka Ling would invite him he would ask her film's Valentine's Day premiere.

Tam Yuk Ying said that the last time she saw Wai Jai was already ten years ago. Each time they met they would catch up. Has she thought about a dinner with fellow 430 SPACE SHUTTLE hosts? She believed that it would be rather hard. Speaking of rumors that she has already secretly wed her first boyfriend 20 years ago, she seemed to be prepared when asked if she was married. "Seemingly when I got married I really have to announce it. Right now I am very happy, can't you tell? (Would you not officially say whether you are married or not?) I haven't thought about it, now I am very happy, I am very pleased with everything. It was my choice, no one forced me. (Would you take the extra step and sign the paper?) People would always change their minds, I really don't know."

[2019.01.22] TVB STARS "OPEN" UP DESPITE "SEXY BAN"


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Eileen Yiu, Vivien Yeo
Natalie Tong
Rebecca Zhu
Sisley Choi
Nancy Wu, Carol Cheng and Kristal Tin
Joyce Tung, Mak Cheung Ching and Elena Kong
Susanna Kwan, Lee Sze Kei, Ha Yu and Michelle Yim
Katy Kung
Samantha Ko would continue to be sexy if the series calls for it
Maria Lai walks the red carpet with old flame Max Cheung
Tracy Chu, Vincent Wong
Ali Lee, Moses Chan
Ruco Chan, Mandy Wong
"KC" Jimmy Au and "Miss Big" Mandy Lam
Kenneth Ma, Jacqueline Wong
James Ng, Nancy Sit
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The TVB Anniversary Awards 2017 took place last night at the TVB City in Tseung Kwan O. This year the event moved the opening to the Studio 1 parking lot. Almost 100 artists walked the simple red carpet and posed for a group photo. The reason was for the TVB 50th anniversary, TVB's big logo could be included in the shot. Artists were divided into two rows. In the middle were Moses Chan Ho, Ali Lee, Vincent Wong Ho Shun and others. On the other side were Nancy Wu Ting Yan, Carol Cheng Yui Ling, Kristal Tin Yui Nei and others.

Nancy Sit Ka Ying walked the red carpet solo. When she took the stairs James Ng Yip Kwan darted up to lend her a hand. They also spoke about the rumor while working on a program in Taiwan. Sister Ka Yin cracked up and said, "Earlier I said that he was wooing me, and I apologized to him in our group. Kwan Gor didn't mind and even called me 'Piggy'. He is very humorous. I can't believe I can attract 27 year old guys and made him very attentive to me. Kwan Gor often treated in Taiwan, he is also very smart." Kwan Gor was sweating bullets next to her. Sister Ka Yin joked, "Young people are raging, I have to keep my distance. I am afraid he might get impulsive."

Kenneth Ma Kwok Ming and girlfriend Jacqueline Wong Sum Ying spoke backstage. Sum Ying two days ago celebrated her 29th birthday early with her family. When she left she stated that boyfriend Ma Kwok Ming was not present. Actually Ma Ming left through the back door in a hurry. Sum Wing was caught in a lie. Last night Ma Ming and Sum Wing spoke to the media together. Sum Wing said that after Ma Ming met her entire family for the first time, Sum Wing said that her family had a decent impression of him. He was a nice guy to begin with. Ma Ming also admitted that earlier they went on vacation in Holland for 7 or 8 days. Since neither has been there before they could get to know Holland together. Speaking of unwilling to public their couple relationship, they agreed, "We don't need to publicize it like this, when we have a major decision then we would announce it." As for Ma Ming's sneaky whereabouts two nights ago, he explained, "If I come right out it would be like a show, I didn't want it to be too awkward so I left out the back. Thank you media for saying that I left in a taxi, so I can promote THE EXORCIST'S METER as well."

[2018.01.22] TVB 50TH ANNIVERSARY AWARDS


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Natalie Tong remembers her late mother
Best Actress Natalie Tong thanks Kristal Tin for always encouraging her and teaching her about acting
Best Actor Vincent Wong thanks his wife Yoyo Chan
Kenneth Ma is not disappointed about not winning Best Actor
Sisley Choi is surprise to win the Most Popular Female Character
TVB 50th Anniversary Series MY AGES APART wins Best Series
Kenneth Ma shakes hands with rumored girlfriend Jacqueline Wong before accepting the Most Popular Male Television Character award
Best Television Partners Matthew Ho, Raymond Cho, Edwin Siu
Best Supporting Actor Joel Chan, Best Supporting Actress Rebecca Zhu
Rebecca Zhu receives her Best Supporting Actress award from rumored boyfriend Matthew Ho
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The TVB ANNIVERSARY AWARDS 2017 last night took place at the Tseung Kwan O TVB City. Carol Cheng Yui Ling, Lok Wing and C Kwan were the hosts. Best Actor and Best Actress were Vincent Wong Ho Shun and Natalie Wong Sze Wing. Wong Ho Shun earlier won Best Actor at the StarHub TVB Awards, while Sze Wing won her first Best Actress.

Wong Ho Shun as the favorite won Best Actor with LEGAL MAVERICKS, successfully defeating THE EXORCIST'S METER's Kenneth Ma Kwok Ming and LINE WALKER THE PRELUDE's Michael Miu Kiu Wai.

Tong Wing Sze with MY UNFAIR LADY won Best Actress. As soon as she reached the stage tears came like rain. "Thank you, aside from acting I haven't done anything else. Thank you Sister Chun (Tsang Lai Chun)! I hope to learn as I work over the past 13 years, I have to thank all the writers, Ho Shun, people online. I have to thank one person. She was willing to yell at me, and she was willing to keep me company as I slept. Thank you Ms. (Kristal) Tin Yui Nei. Finally I have to thank one person, thank her for teaching me how to live. This award is for Mommy. Although you are no longer here, I know you are watching over me. I really miss you. I would remember what you taught me. I will keep working hard and play every character well. Thank you everyone." Best Series went to MY AGE APART, Michael Hui Koon Man presented the award.

As for the Most Popular Male and Female Television Characters, Ma Kwok Ming and Sisley Choi Sea Bui with THE EXORCIST'S METER and LEGAL MAVERICK won. Ma Ming even shook hands with girlfriend Jacqueline Wong Sum Yin before taking the stage.

Joel Chan Shan Chung with THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE won Best Supporting Actor. Shan Chung happily thanked Sister Chun and Ms. Lok, producer Jazz Boon (Man Wai Chung) for not giving up on him. Before taking the stage Chan Shan Chung even embraced his co-star Eileen Yiu and wept. Shan Chung got emotional as he cried and said, "I want to dedicate everyone's applause to the several Best Supporting Actor nominees. You are just as outstanding in my heart. I also thank the company for never giving up on me, for me to have a chance to live my life anew, and I want to thank two benefactors Tsang Lai Chun and Lok Yi Ling. At the same time I thank every producer who has worked with and trusted Chan Shan Chung." Shan Chung did not thanked his girlfriend but thanked his family and his friend who never gave up on him, Derek Kwok Ching Hung. He would keep working hard and hope to compete for Best Actor with Ruco Chan Chin Pang.

Best Supporting Actress surprisingly went to A GENERAL, A SCHOLAR AND A EUNUCH's Rebecca Zhu. When the result was announced, she was stunned. She tearfully thanked Sister Chun for her call of encourage. She corrected her pronunciation word by word. She also wished for success for people who came from the Mainland to Hong Kong. Before the award her rumored boyfriend Matthew Ho Kwong Pui without hesitation picked her to win Best Supporting Actress. He also said that if she would no win he would give the award in his hand to her.

Last night 16 awards were presented. The first award was the newly added big big channel user and committee selected Most Popular Global Online Series. The winner was THE EXORCIST'S METER. Hubert Wu Hung Kwan's theme for THE EXORCIST'S METER, I WAS HERE, also won the Most Popular Series Song; another newly added award Most Popular Television Partners went to Raymond Cho Wing Lim, Edwin Siu Ching Nam and Ho Kwong Pui for A GENERAL, A SCHOLAR AND A EUNUCH. Ah Siu who just accepted an award before said, "Today I don't know what happened, so far I am awe struck. I have already been with TVB for ten years, the past 9 years were all......" Ah Lim cut in and sad, "sitting." Ah Siu continued, "In 2008 during the financial storm, my life was as low as the stock market. Joining TVB changed me. Originally I was saving this for Best Actor, it didn't matter." Ah Lim joked, "You can forget it." The audience roared with laughter. The event invited Law Kar Ying, Tommy Tam (Ti Lung) and Johnson Lee to present an award. Brother Kar Ying and Ti Lung made quite a pair. When they said Best Partners, Brother Kar Ying said that male was Brother Lung and female of course was Liza Wong Ming Chuen.

Many ATV artists went to TVB in recent years. Last night Nina Paw Hei Ching, Kristal Tin Yui Nei, Elena Kong Mei Yee and Alice Chan Wa presented the Most Improved Artist awards, which went to Mat Yeung and Mayanne Mak. Yeung Ming blew a kiss to girlfriend Lisz Ch'ng Si Ming as thanks.

Mayanne Mak was already shedding tears of joy before reaching the stage. She said as she cried, "It's very hard for a host to be the most improved. I have been in Hong Kong seven years this year, I have been looking for a sense of belonging. Thanks to the company for giving me a chance to perform. Someone asked me why my Chinese is so good? Because 20 years ago Grandpa kept me company everyday when I did my Chinese homework." Speaking of her keep wiping her nose on stage, she said, "At the time I had a lot of emotions, that was the real me. It doesn't matter if I was a little gross."

TVB presented the 50th Anniversary Award to Liza Wang Ming Chuen and Law Chung Bing. Wnag Ming Chuen described TVB as the Shaolin Temple, giving artists chances to perform. She represented artists who have worked for the company in the past 50 years in thanking the company for the recognition that this award represented and hoped that the company would cherish each and every artist. She said, "Like add a little more to the salary, a little more to breaks, a little care, a little less partisanship. This can definitely discover and hold on to more talent, the morale will be even higher, we would very proudly tell everyone we came from TVB, united as one and create another even more exciting 50 years."

TVB 50TH ANNIVERSARY AWARDS
BEST DRAMA: MY AGES APART
GLOBAL ONLINE FAVORITE SERIES: THE EXORCIST'S METER
BEST ACTOR: Vincent Wong (LEGAL MAVERICKS)
BEST ACTRESS: Natalie Tong (MY UNFAIR LADY)
MOST POPULAR MALE TELEVISION CHARACTER: Kenneth Ma (THE EXORCIST'S METER)
MOST POPULAR FEMALE TELEVISION CHARACTER: Sisley Choi (LEGAL MAVERICKS)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Joel Chan (THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Rebecca Zhu (A GENERAL, A SCHOLAR AND A EUNUCH)
MOST IMPROVED MALE ARTIST: Mat Yeung
MOST IMPROVED FEMALE ARTIST: Mayanne Mak
BEST NON DRAMA PROGRAMS: THE AHISTORIC GRANDPA COOKING SHOW, CANTOPOP AT 50, FARAWAY BRIDES, BAZAAR CARNIVALS, DODO GOES SHOPPING SERIES 2
BEST PROGRAM HOSTS: Carol Cheng , Fama, Priscilla Wong, Edwin Siu, Kenneth Ma (DODO GOES SHOPPING SERIES 2)
MOST POPULAR TELEVISION PARTNERS: Edwin Siu, Raymond Cho, Matthew Ho
(A GENERAL, A SCHOLAR AND A EUNUCH)
MOST POPULAR SERIES SONG: I WAS HERE (Huberet Wu, THE EXORCIST'S METER)
TVB 50TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD: Liza Wang, Law Chung Bing