Thursday, October 23, 2014


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Jackie Chan goes cheek to cheek with an alpaca
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Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming) remains in detention for drugs. His father Jackie Chan yesterday attended the film SKIPTRACE's Beijing press conference with Fan Bing Bing and naturally became the media target. He admitted that he did not know much about Cho Ming's current condition. As he stated earlier, now he is focusing on work and has not been affected.

Jackie Chan said, "I know as much about him as everyone else. I ask the media to please not to report anything without proof, like I knelt at (Charles) Heung Wa Kung. Please also do not hurt Siu Fong Ji's Mama (Joan Lin) and publish some untrue reports. If necessary I will give a clear explanation to everyone." Jackie Chan admitted that he was not a suitable father before, from now on he had to be one. At the press conference, Fan Bingbing appeared with an alpaca and shared a lot of her experience. Bingbing said that currently she was studying English. She was confident about her level now.


Evelyn Choi complains about how awkward Alex Lam's facial hair makes their kiss scene
Alex Lam, Evelyn Choi and director James Hung
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New director James Hung Ching Ling asked new actors Alex Lam Tak Shun and Evelyn Choi Wing Yan to play a couple in their new film THE SEVENTH LIE (DAI CHUT FONG YIN). Alex did his homework for the performance. "My character has super power, so I studied some foreign series for the role. I was the happiest that James let me keep my facial hair for the performance, because I feel it is an ability. I even trimmed it for work, but Evelyn complained that it hurt a lot!"

Evelyn laughed and explained, "I haven't kissed any guy with facial hair, it was very awkward! (Even more awkward than running on the Causeway Bay streets in a bridal look?) Although it was a run in the busy city streets, the pedestrians coordinated. However if my feet wouldn't be seen, I could actually wear sneakers in place of heels. The director really liked to shoot the entire body, and said every time was the last. After the shoot my feet really hurt!" James said that he loved to prank them, before the shoot he even asked them to rehearse.


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Martial art star JuJu Chan Yuk Wan earlier flew to New Zealand to work on the Hollywood film CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON II (NGOR FU CHONG LUNG 2). She and director Yuen Woo Ping, producer and actors like Eugenia Yuan Lai Kei and Harry Shum, Jr. attended the film wrap banquet. Leads Donnie Yen Chi Tan and Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King) had to go to the London Film Festival and an U.S. series shoot in South Africa respectively and were absent.

JuJu revealed that she gained ten pounds from all the great food at the banquet. The team even put a lot of thought into wrap gifts to the actors. She also revealed that director Yuen Woo Ping preferred Chinese food, thus she gave him her book Ordering Food In English to help him enjoy food while working overseas.


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Donnie Yen and Wang Baoqiang fight on the highway
Donnie Yen praises Wang Baoqiang for his endless potential
Donnie Yen shares his positive energy on We Day
Donnie Yen visits Vancouver
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The "Strongest in the Universe" Donnie Yen Chi Tan and Wang Baoqiang in KUNG FU JUNGLE (YUT GOR YUN DIK MO LUM) shot its final fight scene on the Kwai Chung highway. Although the team blocked two out of the three lanes, the leads still risked their lives as they fought within a meter of a truck passing by. The shoot was filled with danger. Chi Tan was naturally demanding for his own fight scene, but he also encouraged Wang Baoqiang as he hoped to shape his martial art image. Chi Tan said, "Baoqiang has a kung fu background and a lot of potential, I told director (Teddy) Chan Tak Sum that the goal of this scene was make the audience believe that Wang Baoqiang was amazing and quite a fighter!" Wang Baoqiang worshiped and admired his elder Chi Tan. "Brother Tan earlier put together this scene with Southern Fists, Northern Kicks, weapons, and wrestling."

Because the shoot could only last three hours nightly, the scene took 35 days to finish. Director Chan Tak Sum said, "During the fight a truck might scratch them, so they had to dodge vehicles as they fought. It was very difficult. I hope to achieve the result was danger at every turn!"


Iris Chung and Bella Law
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Iris Chung Choi Yi and Bella Law Chi Kiu in the film FLIRTING IN THE AIR (TONG BAK FU CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU) wore conservative costumes in the film, but they did not hold back in their passion scenes. Bella and Dominic Ho Ho Man hooked up in the firewood shack. Meanwhile, Iris had over 30 takes of a kiss scene with Lam Tsz Chung. "Mr. To (Chapman To Man Chak) during our shoot took his personal camera and waited for us to kiss! I thought that they were all really happy!" If she could choose her first on screen kiss, Iris without any hesitation chose Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi. "Why does the first on screen kiss has to be with a guy, why can't I give it to a girl? If I get to choose, I would choose my idol Cheung Pak Chi!"

Iris and Bella's sexy performance in the film was often a bonus in the film. Yet they understood that being sexy was just a type of performance and could not be a selling point. Bella said, "If the script was good and the story needed it, I felt being sexy wouldn't be a big problem. As long as I am not naked it's OK!" Iris said that being in show business, she had to be cautious with every choice. "I have always had many suitors, but I have to consider carefully. I can't just mess around in everything, so now I have to take a clear look before making a decision. I don't want my work to be affected!"


Wong Yau Nam, Anthony Wong, Carrie Ng
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Artists Wong Yau Nam, Anthony Wong Chau Sun and Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin starred in the new film GANGSTER PAY DAY (DAI CHA FAN). In the film Wong Yau Nam got between his god brother Wong Chau Sun and Choi Cheuk Yin. Because he was loyal he kept Choi Cheuk Yin at bay. Yau Nam said that in real life if he ran into someone he liked, he would not back off and would take the initiative instead. "The love with Choi Cheuk Yin in the film was more ambiguous. It can't be played too directly. So my performance had to be more reserved and just right. It certainly had its difficulties."

As for working with Best Actor Wong Chau Sun again, he said that this time he finally had scenes with him. "Off camera I even very daringly asked him for his number, thinking that I would ask him about film. At first I was a little scared that he would turn me down, I didn't expect him to give it to me. However he played mean and asked me, 'What are you going to do with it?'"


Joey Yung hopes to continue her mentor Roman Tam's charitable ways
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Nat Chan, Joey Yung and Joyce Cheng attends the concert press conference.  Joey even donates a diamond and jade brooch that Roman Tam gave her to the auction.
This year would have been Roman Tam's 70th birthday.  A memorial concert will be held in December
Cheung Lai Fong wants to continue her late father Cheung Yiu Wing's entertainment career
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This year would have been the late singer Roman Tam (Law Man)'s 70th birthday. A concert will be held on December 19 at the Wanchai Convention Center, the proceed of which after expense will be donated to "Hepatitis Free". Yesterday at the press conference was Law Tam's disciple Joey Yung Cho Yi, friends Nat Chan Pak Cheung and Joyce Cheng Yun Yi. They remembered their lives with Law Man. Joey even donated the diamond and jade brooch that her mentor left her for the charity auction and continued her mentor's charitable heart.

Brother Lek yesterday attended with his right leg in bandage. He said that he was very happy to be lucky enough to have a friend like Law Man. He not only was an icon who made contributions to the arts, but also taught him many things like how to dress. He said that Law man was a grand master of a generation. Although Law Man has already passed for 12 years, he always treated that Law Man went on a holiday. This time he would perform in remembrance of his friend. He revealed that he often performed SIU LEI FEI DOH and still does. Yun Yi has called Law Man Uncle Roman since she was little. She said, "I always say if Daddy isn't my daddy, Uncle Roman would be my daddy." Did Uncle Roman give her any special gift? He said, "He bought a wooden ballerina from Europe for me, because when he saw the figure it reminded him of me. I still treat this gift like a priceless treasure." Yun Yi also said that she has not thought about what song to sing. She joked, "If I sing PERSIAN CAT I will have to change it to GARFIELD CAT to go with my figure."

One of the organizers Wing Yiu Entertainment was operated by "Father of Concert" Cheung Yiu Wing's daughter Cheung Lai Fong and her husband. She said that it was her late father's will to organize a memorial concert for Law Man. She is now completing her late father's wish, but she regretted that she could not use the Yiu Wing Entertainment title. As the daughter of his second family, she said that her brother of the first family's bankruptcy request for Yiu Wing was still in the courts. She clarified that it was not a fight over inheritance, but her husband and her brother had some mix up of investments. She was not at liberty to intervene.

Yung Cho Yi said that from 1999 when she started studying with her mentor until his passing, she might not have spent a long time with him but he taught her a lot. She said "master not only has a lot of artistic aspirations but also really knew how to enjoy life. I remember once after singing lessons at his home, he would always ask his people to cook a lot of good food to share." Master also constantly took her to different shows to learn. The first time she worked with her mentor was at the Convention Center. Thus this concert at the same location was particularly meaningful. Aside from singing, her mentor also taught her about life and even manners. She said, "I slouch, so Master wanted me to walk with a book on top of my head. His attitude toward life also made him a good role model. He himself was the spirit under the Lion Rock."

Joey donated the brooch that her mentor gave her to the charity auction. She said, "Master left me this brooch before he passed. Although I would miss it, I hope it will be able to help even more people. Because this time would raise fund for Hepatitis Free and Master hoped to cure this illness, I hope to make this priceless treasure even more valuable. Later the auction hall will assess the brooch, the more it will raise the better it will be. (Will you place a bid yourself?) I know many charitable fans are already lining up to put their bids in." Speaking of rumors that she paired up her boyfriend Wilfred Lau Ho Lung with Sun Entertainment, she denied, "I have nothing to do with it. He is very ambitious and wants to do well. In show business no talent would be overlooked. As long as you have the potential you would always run into benefactors." Law Man's other disciple Dior Cheng Yi Kin did not attend. Joey said that she did not know if he was in Hong Kong. She believed that he would have no reason not to attend the concert. The organizer said that Ekin and the Grasshoppers were contacted, but their manager Sandy Lam San San said that it would depend on their schedules.

Reportedly TVB formed The Voice Entertainment Group and fractured its relationship with Emperor. Thus Emperor singers like Joey would not renew their singer contracts. Joey said, "That's what other people say, I don't know either. Do I have to ask Ng Yu? I don't care either way, show business operation isn't limited to contracts. It's like casual dating, everyone have a chance to get to know each other. The most important is to have different platforms to perform. However I still thank TVB for giving me the chance." As for Raymond Lam Fung's addition to Emperor for 100 million, Joey said, "He already has many hundred million of his own! I feel he has great character, he is very nice, very nice overall. I hope aside from singing he will also develop well in film."