Monday, May 4, 2015

[2015.05.05] JUSTIN CHEUNG IS "FREED FROM PRISON"

Justin Cheung loses 5 pounds after 3 days in the cell
Everyone wash way the bad luck from Justin Cheung with pomelo leaves
Mars Ma hopes to stay in the cell for over 7 days to win HK$ 20,000
Stephen Shiu Jr.
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Justin Cheung Kin Sing in order to promote his new film spent three days in a "prison car". Yesterday he was released after completing his "term"; boss Stephen Shiu Jr. picked him up and conducted a variety of ceremonies like fire basin leap and washing with pomelo leaves. The 19 year old Mars Ma Ka Yan will take over for him. Revealing that he has lost 5 pounds, Cheung Kin Sing said that the second day was the toughest. He had pressure from facing the public and almost collapsed. He was even delusional as he heard and saw things. He said that he has never suffered such damage. Will he need to see a doctor? Cheung Kin Sing said that his friends said he looked dazed. After resting for a few days he would decide. Raymond Chiu Wing Hung asked how he took care of his sexual desire, he joked that he looked for a spot behind the camera to take care of it. Later Cheung Kin Sing said, "Actually I meditated, where would I get the energy to do anything like that."

Stephen Shiu Jr. said that he never expected the overwhelming response to be in the cell. He was interested in building a stable prison in West Kowloon Center for more people to participate. He also praised Cheung Kin Sing. He would deserve a lot of credit for the film's success. He said that giving him a raise or a bonus would be the most practical.

Ma Ka Yan said that she participated in order to test her physical limits and challenge herself. Her family knew about it. She hoped to be able to surpass Cheung Kin Sing and stay for the full seven days to receive HK$ 20,000. She said that she was the most afraid of people taking photos of her while she was sleep and getting dirty. Luckily she was not in her period of inconvenience. To keep from collapsing from being locked up for too long, she said that she would pass her time by reading.

[2015.05.05] SHI NANSUN WIN UDINE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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The Shi Nansun produced film THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN 3D was invited to be the Udine Far East Film Festival "closing film". She even received the "Golden Mulberry Lifetime Achievement Award" to honor her for her outstanding contributions to Asian film cultural productions and promotions. Shi Nansun said, "This is an important moment in the many years that I have been in the film industry, I sincerely thank all the filmmakers I have worked with before. I also like to give special thanks to Director Tsui Hark for his fantastic and creative thinking that forces me to keep challenging myself."

Sunday, May 3, 2015

[2015.05.04] EKIN CHENG AND JOSIE HO CONSIDER STREET STALL CELEBRATION

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Andrew Lam, Susan Shaw, Ronald Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Josie Ho, directors Derek Kwok and Henri Wong
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The film FULL STRIKE (CHUEN LIK KAU SAT) yesterday held a special advanced screening, the actors Josie Ho Chiu Yi, Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Andrew Lam Man Chung, Susan Shaw Yam Yam and director Derek Kwok Chi Kin went to the cinema for audience appreciation. During the period Sister Yam Yam and Ah Chung hilariously broke into foul language and everyone cracked up.

Ekin and Chiu Yi spoke to the press together. Yesterday a columnist praised the film as fully fleshed out, a companion to THE WAY WE DANCE (KONG MO PAI) but even better, they both agreed and said that this film depicted the Hong Kong spirit with a comedy film package. Speaking of Sister Yam Yam and Ah Chung's frequent foul language outbursts, Ekin said that the film did not have any. At most it used was adjective. He also revealed that Ah Chung took away all the free tickets from everyone, because this was his comeback film many friends wanted to support him. Ekin admitted that he planned to book a show for his friends later. If the film had good response, he even suggested to celebrate at a street stall. He explained, "Street stall matches the film style more, but it doesn't have air conditioning. I hope the media wouldn't mind during coverage." Chiu Yi joked that they could wear less then, but they would not be as exaggerated as wearing swimsuits.

This time the film subject was badminton. Ekin loved this sport and even connected with his wife through the sport. Did the shoot bring back any memory for him? He clarified, "Actually I knew her first, then we played. I don't understand how people caught us back then."

[2015.05.04] MARS MA TAKES OVER THE "CELL"

Mars Ma wants to stay in the cell for seven days for the full HK$ 20,000
Justin Cheung cheats on the female prisoner
Chow Chi Kwan visits
Justin Cheung sleeps in the cell
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Justin Cheung publicly demonstrated being a "prisoner" to promote his new film IMPRISONED: SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR RICH AND PRODIGAL (YUT YUK YUT SAI GAI), this afternoon he will be released after serving his "term". The film company in order to continue the "prison" fever set aside HK$ 20,000 to attract those who were will take the baton from Kin Sing. As of yesterday over 800 people applied.

Although Kin Sing had three meals in prison, the open lifestyle left him unable to eat or sleep. He will be released this afternoon. Yesterday he held a "sign up and wait for the female prisoner" sign. Reportedly that female prison will be Mars Ma Ka Wan who volunteered to be in the prison.

Aside from her creative video of complaining about being poor and longing to be in prison, Mars was selected because of her World Cup girl and Oriental Network Baby performance that confirmed her show business potential. However it also worried that because Mars was a girl she would have inconvenience and physical problems. Thus it would check the application again and wait for both sides sign the contract before officially making her the "female prisoner".

Mars last year rose in popularity after becoming TVB World Cup program's "World Cup girl" and Oriental Network Baby appearance, got more private shoot and promotional activity jobs. However Mars said that she only made HK$ 8,000 to 9,000 monthly from those jobs and admitted that the HK$ 20,000 prize was very attractive. "We look very glamorous on the outside, but actually our income isn't stable. Now there are too many girls in the business, the competition is enormous." Thus she decided to publicly stay in prison for seven days to add to her fame and open even more doors of opportunity for herself!

However Mars was less than confident about staying for seven days for HK$ 20,000. "I probably would be able to tough out three or four days and win HK$ 8,000 for rent! (How would you spend HK$ 20,000 if you win?) I haven't thought about it, I plan to think about it slowly over the seven days so time would pass easier. Maybe I would spend it on rent!" As for the public prison term, Mars said that she was already used to people taking photos of her. The hardest to accept instead would be without a mobile phone. She watched Kin Sing's live broadcast to prepare. "I only became interested after I said him talking about how real the environment was. With such a rare chance to be in 'prison', I might as well try it!"

[2015.05.04] JACKY CHEUNG LEARNS A LITTLE KOREAN FROM CHOI SI-WON

Choi Si-Won sings the theme song in Korean while Jacky Cheung sings in Cantonese
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The film HELIOS (CHET DOH) broke 100 million after 3 days in release in the Mainland and successfully surpassed the gold label team of the previous Longman Leung Lok Man and Sunny Luk Kim Ching film COLD WAR (HONG JIN)'s 5 day record. After the Mainland box office success, good news came from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia as well. The film's box office rocketed past 10 million. "Professor" Jacky Cheung Hok Yau was excited about the performance to be proud of and admitted that this time all the scenes were very realistic. Thus he liked this film very much. He after spending months with Ji Jin-Hee and Choi Si-Won not only fought but also learned one line of Korean. He tightened his fist and powerfully said, "Him Nae Yo!" to cheer on the box office and the upcoming promotions.

Hok Yau and Choi Si-Won's theme song RED FEAT music video was officially unveiled on the official site. They performed in Cantonese and Korean. Although they recorded separately in different places, they were very in tune. Hok Yau said, "I recorded first, then I sent it to Korea for Si-Won to study. After he was done he sent it back. Although I don't understand Korean, I could feel his emotions. His singing was pretty solid!" They sang for real during the music video shoot. Hok Yau even shot some of it in his personal recording studio. He gave his all to his live performance and the production team benefited. Hok Yau said, "I am used to singing live, whether I have to or not I would sing. For the music video of course I have to sing seriously!" Hok Yau's studio not only had instruments but also a big book case with a variety of books. He said, "Actually the books really have a lot of uses. Some were used to be read, some were used for coasters. Actually the books in the studio mainly were used to absorb sound." He even recommended books for allergy treatment and parenting.

Hok Yau also revealed that Yee Chung Man tailored the "professor" look with facial hair for him in the film. He said, "Actually the director had an idea, but Chung Man and I felt that facial hair might be even more suitable. So I tried to not shave for two months. Real facial hair helped with getting into the character and made it even more realistic!" Hok Yau gave special thanks to Nick Cheung Ka Fai for constantly taking care of him on the set. He said, "Ka Fai took great care of me on the set. Although I am a little older than him, I have made less movies in the past decade or so. He was more familiar with the on set operations! If Ka Fai was willing to enter the recording studio, then it would be my turn to take care of him."

Saturday, May 2, 2015

[2015.05.03] JUSTIN CHEUNG IS ON THE BRINK OF PRISON MADNESS

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Justin Cheung celebrates Jacquelin Chong's birthday
Lydia Tong and Justin Cheung read Oriental Daily
Jacquelin Chongand Justin Cheung wave to the neighbors from the "cell"
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Justin Cheung Kin Sing promoted his new film IMPRISONED: SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR RICH AND PRODIGAL (YUT YUK YUT SAI GAI). Two days ago he demonstrated the "prisoner" life in a special mobile "solitary confinement cell" for the public and experienced 72 hours of prison life.

As of 4PM yesterday he has already been "in prison" for 26 hours. He complained to the live broadcast camera. "People would really go mad from being locked up. I am a little better since I have something to look at. If it was for real, I would have gone mad after 20 hours and collapsed. Last night I couldn't really sleep. Today has been very iffy, it's truly hard to describe." Many have been following Cheung Kin Sing online. When the live feed was cut off for "yard time", viewers online screamed "jail break".

His co-workers Jacquelin Chong Si Man, Lydia Tong Bui Sze and boss Stephen Shiu Jr. yesterday afternoon visited. Cheung Kin Sing regained a little alertness when he saw familiar faces. He even complained about "prison" like a "prisoner" during a visit. "It's very tough, first time drags on, secondly many neighbors are friendly, but without any wall I felt like I was sleeping on the street and it was very unnatural. The most terrifying was sleeping, when I woke I would be on the street. I couldn't be more scared. After I get out I will live my life properly." Chong Si Man's birthday was on May 1. The film company prepared a birthday cake for Cheung Kin Sing to celebrate her belated birthday. Chong Si Man said how down he looked said, "It's very helpless to be here alone, if it was me I would have already gone made after 15 minutes because it didn't have a phone. In today's world the worst is to be without a phone." Cheung Kin Sing looked out of it and pacing back and forth at last check.

After Cheung Kin Sing's "prison release" tomorrow, the film company will arrange for online participants to take over. The event set prizes as high as HK$ 20,000. Over 700 people have already applied.

Friday, May 1, 2015

[2015.05.02] SISLEY CHOI HAS NO IDEA ABOUT UPSETTING NICK CHEUNG

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Sisley Choi does not dare to exchange contact information with her idol Louis Koo
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Louis Koo Tin Lok and Sisley Choi Sze Bui yesterday attended a shoe event. Sze Bui admitted that she was very happy to see her idol Goo Jai, but she was shy and did not dare to exchange contact with him. Actually she liked healthy type guys with a dark tan like Goo Jai.

Reportedly Sze Bui's performance was her first film MASTER FAT (TOR DEI KUI MOR YUN) was less than great and hindered the progress, upsetting director Nick Cheung Ka Fai and the team. She said, "I haven't read the report. During the shoot I was very focused, I never saw Ka Fai upset. Maybe sometimes the stress from the production was enormous. I didn't know I upset him." Did she have constant bad takes that made the team get off work late? Sze Bui said, "I only looked at the start time and not the finish time. Sometimes bad takes were for better results." Reportedly Goo Jai invested in the film. Sze Bui heard about it and has seen Goo Jai visit the set.

Goo Jai was asked if he invested in MASTER FAT. He immediately said that he would not answer any question other than about his actor and spokesperson identities.

The media pointed out that Sze Bui revealed he went to visit the set. Goo Jai only said, "Really?" In addition, after years without making a television Goo Jai has been catching up on the TVB re-run of THE GREED OF MAN and would not eliminate the possibility of returning to make a series. It would have to have a good script though. When asked if he would interested in the film version of THE GREED OF MAN, he said, "This is better off with the original team."