Friday, May 28, 2010


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The Wong Jing directed new film CHOI SUN HAT JANG (FORTUNE GOD INN) has already begun production in Hengdian. The new film starred Nicholas Tse Ting, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Charlene Choi Chuek Yin, "Little Shu Qi" Mavis Pan Shuangshuang and others. Since signing with Polybona, Mavis' career indeed has smooth sailing with Mainland gold label manager Lin Lin. She has received endless film contracts and in a short time caught a lot of attention. Mavis in this film played a blind singer who made men sympathize with her and protect her, but actually she was the female thief Nine Tailed Fox. According to Lin Lin's introduction, the Polybona International Film Group will release the film, which has already been locked for a 2010-2011 holiday season.


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To Yu Hang, Rose Chan Ka Wun, Sin Kwok Lam, Ip Chun and Tony Wong Yuk Long yesterday attended a THE LEGEND IS BORN IP MAN (IP MAN CHIN JUEN) press conference. THE LEGEND IS BORN IP MAN will publish a comic book. Wong Yuk Long announced that the first issue cover sold for 100,000, the proceeds will be donated to UNICEF for Qinghai earthquake relief.

The film will be released at the end of June, clashing with the World Cup. Was To Yu Hang worried about its effect on the box office? He said that he was not because he too was a soccer fan. Good movies would not be affected too much. He said that he was not afraid of comparison with the Donnie Yen Chi Tan starred IP MAN because he played Ip Man from age 18 to 28, while Chi Tan played him from age 40 to 50. Earlier when Yuen Biao promoted THE LEGEND IS BORN IP MAN, he said that the Chi Tan starred IP MAN 2 had a lot of special effects. Yu Hang said that he had some reservations about that and that Chi Tan personally performed the action, which was very pretty. Did he feel Chi Tan used very little Wing Chun? He expressed that not fewer, but more basic Wing Chun style. Some pointed out that his THE LEGEND IS BORN IP MAN sold real kung fu? He honestly admitted that it had more styles. Was the film more authentic? He said, "Yes, actually (Louis) Fan Siu Wong spent half a year to study Wing Chun, I have studied it for eight years. During the shoot I was injured too."

To Yu Hang expressed that many friends said he looked like Yen Chi Tan. He said, "From certain angles." Who would win if he fought with "the strongest in the universe" Chi Tan? He said, "I don't know because in reality we never fought." Yu Hang was a world champion as well. Would he spar with Chi Tan? He laughed and said that he did not know.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


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Kwai Lun-Mei for the new film OCEAN HEAVEN performed the same title song. This was already Siu Mei's third singing performance for a movie but she still trained for two months for it. Perhaps because the film's song writer was Japan music master Joe Hisaishi, Siu Mei had a lot of stress. Finally during the recording she was sick for two weeks. Siu Mei two years ago sang theme song for ALL ABOUT WOMEN (NUI YUN BUT WAI) and NO PUEDO VIVIR SIN TI last year, Siu Mei joked that others spent ten years on a sword, she sang one song a year.

The film asked Japanese music master Joe Hisaishi to write the song. After hearing Kwai Lun-Mei's demo, Joe Hisaishi felt that Siu Mei's singing was very tender and gentle. It matched with the song and the film itself very well. With the master's recommendation, Kwai Lun-Mei in order to do her best trained for a month with a singing instructor and even turned down many jobs to focus on her training. Finally Siu Mei fell ill for two weeks during the recording. She honestly said that this time she was even more nervous than her first recording.

Siu Mei said in 2008 she sang for the first time for the film ALL ABOUT WOMEN. At the time she had Zhou Xun by her side so she was able to handle it. This time her collaborator was the world famous master Mr. Joe Hisaishi. Because she liked VALLEY OF THE WIND, LAPUTA since she was little, she was particularly excited and nervous as she was afraid that she would sing poorly and ruin the master's effort. Although she recorded while she was ailing, Kwai Lun-Mei was very professional and thus received good review from the master. Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun) who wrote and sang a theme song for the film as well had nothing about praise for Siu Mei. He said that this was a reunion with Siu Mei since SECRET (BUT NUNG SHUET DIK BEI MUK) and felt that Siu Mei's performance improved from three years ago.


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The costume comedy film CHOI SUN HAT JANG (FORTUNE GOD INN) yesterday held a production start press conference in Beijing. Director Wong Jing, stars Huang Yi, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Dong Dawei and others appeared. Huang Yi and Cheung Ka Fai played for a couple for the first time. Cheung Ka Fai praised Huang Yi's figure, looks and acting as all great and he looked forward to unusual sparks. The media asked Huang Yi why she worked so hard despite marrying rich, Huang Yi responded, "Love and career don't have too much connection. No matter how love is, I will continue my own career and make movies."

This film was also the third with Tse Ting Fung and Cheung Ka Fai after BEAST STALKER (JING YUN) and STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN). Cheung Ka Fai and Tse Ting Fung both worked with Huang Yi for the first time. When they both talked about Huang Yi and praised her as pretty and a good actress. They also revealed that they had many romantic scenes in the film. After numerous action performance, Tse Ting Fung and Cheung Ka Fai both had decent background. They also raced to draw their swords in a contest. Tse Ting Fung just became a father for a second time. When the host asked him about making a comedy and becoming a father, Tse Ting Fung admitted that he was in a great mood and was perfect for a comedy.

Huang Yi and Liu Yang appeared with a mask of Director Wong Jing. Huang Yi in the film played a pair of bounty hunter twins with Charlene Choi Chuek Yin. Liu Yang was a sexy inn boss lady. In order to clarify the two couple's relationships in the film, the host took out two kits with the two lead actors' names for the two female leads to pick their own significant other. Cheung Ka Fai was paired with Ah Sa's twin sister Huang Yi. They looked forward to this fresh on screen pairing.


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The first Macau International Digital Film festival and digital technology forum yesterday officially opened in Macau. Many famous Hong Kong directors, film producers and artists attended. They included famous director Yanyan Mak Yuen Yan, Tin Kai Man, Lam Suet, Zoey Sham Kit Yi, Suki Lee Si Pui, Lawrence Chou Chun Wai and others.

Tin Kai Man stated that the digital technology development has gradually matured. He believed in the not too distant future his use in film production will be more widespread than film. Although the new release DREAM HOME (WAI DOR LEI AH YUT HO) was criticized as a bloody and violent work, Chou Chun Wai felt that this represented the Andrew Lin Hoi produced special effects as successful. Every detail was handled very attentively. He would like the chance to make his own 3D documentary.


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Gillian Chung Yun Tung in the FANTASTIC WATER BABES (CHOOK SHUI FU YUNG) had many scenes in the water. Due to her fear of water it truly was a huge challenge, but professionalism came first for her. Even more difficult missions she would be able to handle them. In one scene she showed no fear despite standing on a 3 meter diving platform. To make the production smoother, that day Ah Gil arrived early to prepare. When she saw the high platform, the always professional Ah Gil could not help but be frighten. As the director considered whether the diving scene should be changed, Ah Gil was on the platform in the brink of an eye with safety precaution. Instead she asked the crew to relax. Finally, Ah Gil mustered up the courage and successfully completed the diving scene in one take. Ah Gil honestly said, "Actually at the time I was very scared, but I couldn't be selfish. The script change would just be for me but affect others, so I could only toughen up. Even on the five meter platform I still would jump."

Alex Fong Lik Sun then looked for Ah Gil's glasses in the pool. Siu Fong originally thought he could easily find the pair of glasses and look like a hero, but after getting into the water, Siu Fong swam around Ah Gil almost ten times and still could not find it. Finally Ah Gil had to help him to find it. Siu Fong shook his head and sighed, "I couldn't believe after so many years swimming, today a pair of glasses ruined my reputation. How shameful was I!" Ah Gil joked that Siu Fong lost everything in a moment.


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Louis Koo Tin Lok and Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) in the new film TRIPLE TAP (CHEUNG WONG JI WONG) not only competed with guns but also with wits. Ng Yin Cho in order to play his character well read up on criminal psychology but finally scared himself from sleeping; Koo Tin Lok in the film got to kiss Li Bingbing and Charlene Choi Chuek Yin, which made Ng Yin Cho joked that he was both jealous and envious.

The Derek Yee Tung Sing directed Emperor film TRIPLE TAP starred Koo Tin Lok, Ng Yin Cho, Choi Chuek Yin and Li Bingbing. Ng Yin Cho revealed that he took the role because he thought the script was very special. Not only did the good and the bad resolve issues with guns and violence but also through high level psychological warfare. He expressed that in the film he and Goo Jai had many scenes in which they tested each other out. He in order to get into his criminal character read some books about criminal psychology, after which he had difficulties with sleep. Ng Yin Cho said, "A friend recommended me some books, which made me understand that many criminals with psychological problems had similar background. I got more and more nervous as I read, as a lot in the reading gave me the creeps! Later I chatted with the friend again. Actually that book I read was not 'suitable for reading before bed', no wonder I could not properly rest."

Goo Jai had been very lucky in the film because he was between Li Bingbing and Ah Sa. Director Yee Tung Sing expressed that the arrangement of a love triangle between Goo Jai and two women was a new attempt for his production. Because he felt that if it was all action female viewers would not want to watch, he turned where did Goo Jai's heart location into this film's selling point. Goo Jai said that this film production was both very memorable and very "painful". "Li Bingbing was my boss who treated me very well and loved me, but she seemed to control my everything. At home I had to treat Ah Sa well. How could I face such relationships, they were too painful." Ng Yin Cho was envious because he had no romance in the film!


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The Chow Yun Fat, John Cusack, Ken Watanabe and Gong Li starred film SHANGHAI will premiere in Shanghai on June 17. Fat Gor in 1980 became a star with the television series THE BUND (SEUNG HOI TAN). 30 years later he returned to the Bund and played a boss, still cool and stylish; Gong Li reunited with her 2006 film CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER co-star Fat Gor. Her figure remained alternative attraction from her acting and the story.

The film's stills and international trailer yesterday were unveiled. In the two and a half minute long trailer, Fat Gor's THE BUND and A BETTER TOMORROW (YING HUNG BOOK SIK) mix again appeared on the big screen. At the same time in order to make his vicious mob boss image stand out, he displayed his tattoos in a scene in which he was injured. Gong Li's figure also appeared in the footage. She had a passionate kiss scene with John Cusack as she thoroughly performed her internal emotional struggle. The film had many gun and explosion scenes that displayed big Hollywood film style. Currently the leads have decided to attend the Shanghai premiere. Will Fat Gor after playing Hui Man Keung start another BUND fever with mob boss Anthony?

According to the film's release company Huayi Brothers chairman Wang Zhonglei, the film was a joint co-production release with the famous U.S. company Weinstein. Due to the U.S. attention to the Mainland box office, they decided to release the film in the Mainland in June first. The film will be the first China U.S. co-production that will be released in China first.

4 months before the Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941, the John Cusack played reporter went to Shanghai to look for a friend's murderer. In the process, he met the Shanghai mob boss Chow Yun Fat and his wife Gong Li. They proceed to develop a love triangle. At the same time, he also discovered a shocking secret that involved Japanese, U.S. and Chinese spies.


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Dior Cheng Yi Kin and Jordan Chan Siu Chun after 14 years returned to Wise Guy films with ONCE A GANGSTER (FEI SA FUNG JUNG SHUEN). Ekin felt that the married Siu Chun changed a lot, the most obvious was his subsided tempered. Siu Chun also admitted that he was not as explosive as he used to be. Aside from being in the business for years and already saw through certain things, he also had another half now and had to keep his wife Cherrie Ying Choi Yi's feeling in mind.

Siu Chun and Ying Choi Yi after registering their marriage in Las Vegas treated the YOUNG AND DANGEROUS (GOO WAT JAI) cast and crew to dinner. Ekin pointed out that YOUNG actors all had families, which made him consider whether it was time for marriage. "Yoyo (Mung Ka Wai) and I have marriage plans but haven't set a date."


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The Andrew Lau Wai Keung written and directed romance MEI LAI YUN SUN earlier held a press conference in Beijing. The director along with the leads Shu Qi, Liu Ye and Tian Liang attended. Lau Wai Keung said that this film took two years of time and effort to make. He felt that whether action or romance, it was just a type of packaging. Conveying the emotions in the film was the most important. He said when he made INFERNAL AFFAIRS (MO GAN DOH) he wanted to evoke everyone's understanding of values of money, power and truth. This time he examined the character's romantic views.

Liu Ye and Shu Qi have worked together previously on THE FOLIAGE and BLOOD BROTHERS (TIN TONG HAU), so they already had great chemistry. In THE FOLIAGE their romance pulled at the heart strings and made many viewers cry. In this film their romance was full of twists and turns. Lau Wai Keung revealed that this time they would have an even more satisfactory ending. MEI LAI YUN SUN is a love story between the Shu Qi played Hong Kong girl and the Liu Ye played Beijing guy. The host and the audience tested Shu Qi whether she could be a Beijing daughter in law. Liu Ye and Shu Qi had to use the other's native dialect to express their love. Shu Qi said in the Beijing dialect, "Say, do you like me, don't hesitate! You are so dishonest!" Liu Ye said in Cantonese, "Do you like me, let's date pretty girl?" The crowd laughed.

The life segment followed. Liu Ye demonstrated how to wash clothes with a washboard to Shu Qi. The host asked Liu Ye the other use of washboards. Liu Ye joked that aside from washing clothes it could be used to kneel. Shu Qi looked very confused. Liu Ye could only demonstrated how to kneel with a washboard. Tian Liang in the film played an introverted youth, he honestly said that he liked challenges. When he was diving he liked to challenge more difficult moves. Actually acting was like diving. As a professional diving team member he could not know just one move or one difficulty. While acting he could not play a character only and should challenge some different characters. Tian Liang expressed that he would work with his diving champion spirit to get the full score.


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The Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit) starred OCEAN HEAVEN will be released at the end of month. Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun) wrote its theme song SAID FAREWELL (SHUET LIU JOI GEIN). This slow song told a touching father and son relationship and in concert with the film. Fans could not wait to upload Chairman Chou's music video online with over 800,000 hits. Chow Kit Lun and Lee Nin Kit last worked together on the 2006 film FEARLESS when Chow Kit Lun wrote the title theme song for Lee Nin Kit. Lee Nin Kit praised Chow Kit Lun's music has always been positive and represented young people's endless self strengthening.

Lee Nin Kit has been Chow Kit Lun's idol since his childhood. Chow Kit Lun was very excited to work with him again on OCEAN HEAVEN. He said that FEARLESS and OCEAN HEAVEN were completely genre films. He looked very much forward to Lee Nin Kit's "abandoning martial art for drama" performance in OCEAN HEAVEN. SAID FAREWELL was on Chow Kit Lun's 2010 latest collection CROSSING ERA. The lyrics in the end were the most sincere words from the heart of the Lee Nin Kit played character. With Chow Kit Lun's trademark tender interpretation, the song drove people to tears.


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Huang Yi yesterday attended her comedy HEI YAU GEI official site launch. Playing the boss lady in the film, Huang Yi responded to her recent marriage rumors. "I saw it (wedding gown photo), thank you everyone for your concern for me. I don't know what happened either."

Some media said that because she had many new film releases lately so speculation arose. Hunag Yi did not want to comment more. Huang Yi's manager said, "Thank you everyone for your concern. Today is a movie press conference, please ask film related questions." Sun Hing changed the subject. "if I get married I definitely will tell everyone."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


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Gillian Chung Yun Tung promoted her film FANTASTIC WATER BABES (CHOOK SHUI FU YUNG) in Beijing and appeared on a program with director Jeff Lau Chun Wai, Alex Fong Lik Sun and Stephen Fung Tak Lun. They also celebrated Lau Chun Wai's birthday. Lau Chun Wai and Ah Gil's relationship has been like father and daughter. Ah Gil presented a robot as a birthday gift because Lau Chun Wai loved to study new technology. "I gave the director a robot that is also a web camera. From now on when the director is making a movies overseas, he can see his beloved family online!"

Lau Chun Wai shared the story of a memorable birthday. "Two years ago, I was in Canada. On the morning of my birthday I got Ah Gil's call of well wishes and we chatted for a long time. That night I dined with friends. I never paid attention to Hong Kong news. Only when I heard a friend mentioned the red hot news (artist nude photo scandal) I realized it was Ah Gil's. At the time I couldn't help but run out of the restaurant and cried. I never thought that Ah Gil would be in pain but still called me to wish me a Happy Birthday. Something so big happened but she still didn't mention a word. She even optimistically greeted me and wished me well. How could I not be heartbroken?" Ah Gil heard the director recalling what happened two years ago and also broke down.


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Lam Ka Tung two nights ago as the producer along with the film GALLANTS (DA LUI TOI)'s directors Derek Kwok Chi Kin and Clement Cheng Si Kit and actor Wong Yau Nam attended a forum at the City University. Ka Tung hoped that the film will be nominated next year, but right now he was the most concerned about the film's word of mouth.

Ka Tung two nights ago reported some good news, pointing out that Chen Kuan Tai who played Chung Sing in the film has been invited to attend a Montreal film festival; another actor Leung Siu Lung was invited to go to New York. Ka Tung said that if he had time he would go as well. He also said that Teddy Robin Kwan would have foul language scenes. Dubbing would lose some of the spirit of the film so the Mainland requested a Cantonese version release. He personally would like a Cantonese version release as well. As for the category IIB rating despite the foul language, he explained that because the foul language was not offensive and was only adjective. He also stressed that GALLANTS was not too commercial. He joked that he had to conserve the film industry.

Yau Nam and Ka Tung became familiar with the IP MAN production. He even caught Ka Tung's eyes for GALLANTS, but during the shoot Yau Nam's father had business issues and made him lose focus. The team even once planned to cast again. Luckily he received Ka Tung's guidance and support. When he insisted on using him, he awoke from the conflict. Thus he was very appreciative. Now the matter has been resolved already. Yau Nam in order to bring life to the frail guy character, he who was already very frail lost another fifteen pounds to 115 lbs. Although it was tough he still had a lot of fun.


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Rose Chan Ka Wun, Louis Fan Siu Wong, Yuen Biao, To Yu Hang, Huang Yi
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The film THE LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN (IP MAN CHIN JUEN) two days ago held a press conference. To Yu hung who played Ip Man in the film, Huang Yi who played Cheung Wing Sing, Louis Fan Siu Wong, Yuen Biao, Rose Chan Ka Wun all attended. Ip Man's 86 year old son Ip Chun also recorded his well wishes. He said IP MAN and IP MAN 2 more or less left some regret, but THE LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN added many details from his father's life. He felt that this was complete work that resembled his father the most in the Ip Man films.

Huang Yi this time in A LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN broke the previous Lynn Xiong (Hung Doi Lam) created "Cheung Wing Sing" image. She not only played an "ahead of her time" wife but also Mrs. Ip Man who could fight. Huang Yi expressed that in the society at that time, she fell in love with Ip Man. The girl pursuing the guy was easy, but at the time in the traditional society it was very "ahead of her time". She expressed that when she and Ip Man met it was love at first sight and first fight. The overall story had to be kept under wrap for now. Huang Yi said that Cheung Wing Sing was a descendant of a famous Foshan family. They were quite far apart. Ip Man was not much of a talker. When they were together they experienced a lot of hardship. Although Cheung Wing Sing knew Wing Chun, she absolutely was not a tomboy. To the man who she loved she was still very gentle.

Huang Yi was a World Expo sign language image ambassador, but at the request of the media, in a short dress and high heels Huang Yi still performed self created Wing Chun that was "ahead of its time". Huang Yi also used sign language to interpret the film's Chinese title.

Monday, May 24, 2010


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Kwai Lun-Mei in the film OCEAN HEAVEN appeared in a clown costume. She said that after turning into a clown she had a hard time identifying herself as well, as she joked that she looked more like Ronald McDonald than herself. In the past Kwai Lun-Mei has always walked the innocent student route. This time she was willing to "make the sacrifice" completely due to how deeply touching the script was. Kwai Lun-Mei pointed out that the director Xue Xiaolu volunteered at an autistic school for over ten years. The script was his real personal experience and was the most touching in her career. At the time she already stated to her company that she had to perform it, neither the role nor the costume would be important. She would only like everyone to pay attention to these children.

In the film the Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit) played aquarium worker Wang Xincheng had an autistic son Wen Zhang. Wen Zhang often played at the aquarium and ran into Kwai Lun-Mei, a clown in the circus that was performing at the aquarium. They developed an intricate and touching relationship as Kwai Lun-Mei became the autistic son's only friend. Kwai Lun-Mei not only had to dress like a clown but also had to learn to juggle. When she first met the director she had to learn to juggle already. In the weeks that followed she kept practicing at home and could juggle three balls over ten times. Yet during the shoot she constantly had bad takes and it was not easy at all; in the end Kwai Lun-Mei was able to do it.


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The Chapman To Man Jat produced, Heiward Mak Hei Yan directed, Gillian Chung Yun Tung, William Chan Wai Ting, Michelle Wai (Si Nga) starred new film Ex (CHIN DOH) will soon open. Ah Jat this time was not only the producer but also a guest star. In the film he played a very talkative doctor. Although he only had one scene, Ah Jat had to make quite a sacrifice because Wise Guy Jacky Heung Jor would "bust a bottle" over him. The film company made special bottles for the scene, but for better results, Ah Jat already told Heung Jor to smash as hard as he could and not to hold back.

During the shoot, Heung Jor "busted the bottle" hard over Ah Jat and it shattered all over. Some of the shrapnel even flew to the next table. Ah Jat's right eye suffered as fake blood went in and made him keep tearing up. However, Ah Jat insisted on finishing the scene before resting like a professional. Ah Jat said that this was not only a romance but also had action elements. While Ah Gil and the others were responsible for the romance, he was responsible for the action. However, he only suffered a "bottle bust" and no car chase or building jump.


Young model and mother Mia Chan Ching Yi talks about her past

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New model Vibeke Ma Chuek Ning yesterday along with other models attended the film NG HO TING GEI PING (TERMINAL NUMBER FIVE) Hong Kong audition. Vibeke earlier was revealed that she was attacked and scarred at age 17 as someone left a 4 inch long scar on her face. She broke down when she talked about the incident, saying that it occurred years ago. Although the police was contacted so far she still had no idea why she was attacked. "I changed a lot, I grew up like overnight. That incident had certain effect on my career. I once wanted to give up, luckily my family helped me through the depression period. Now I would feel sorry to see so many young people who gave up their lives. When you run into a setback you shouldn't give up."

Don Li Yat Long yesterday was the host. He said that he would like to play a role in the film. When he first met with the young models he felt very embarrassed and felt like an uncle. He expressed that lately he has been busy with working in the Mainland, but because of that he had
very little opportunity to converse with others in Cantonese. Sometimes he would feel bored. As for a Mainland girlfriend, he stated that he was interested in someone in Taiwan. He hoped to have some career achievement before beginning his pursuit. He denied that she was Mandy Chiang Nga Man who is working in Taiwan, but a Taiwan local.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


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Raymond Wong Pak Ming yesterday attended a soccer carnival. Wong Pak Ming revealed that he just returned from a trip to Hebei, Kaifeng and other cities with his son Edmond Wong Chi Wun to get screenplay inspiration. Since its release, IP MAN 2 had both good word of mouth and box office. Is he planning to make IP MAN 3? Wong Pak Ming pointed out that he never said anything about making a third film. Because now too many movies will be able Ip Man and Bruce Lee, he is now planning a large scale new action film that will no longer be a biography. He will also not ask Donnie Yen Chi Tan as the leading man.

Is he no longer asking Yen Chi Tan to be the lead because his salary has already risen to over 100 million? Wong Pak Ming expressed that earlier he worked with Chi Tan many times. Before IP MAN they also worked together on SEVEN SWORDS (CHUT GIM). He will not stop working with him just because his salary will be too expensive. Mainly now Chi Tan has already become very busy and he will have no time to perform.

As for IP MAN 2's box office, Wong Pak Ming pointed out that the film has already exceeded 200 million at the Mainland box office. Hong Kong's was also close to 40 million, which was better than the first. Reportedly because of IP MAN, people who wanted to study Wing Chun drastically increased. Even Master Ip Chun pointed out that teaching space was no longer sufficient so he could not accept more disciples in half a year. Wong Pak Ming pointed out that this was good as well. However, he expressed that lately he has not been in Hong Kong. The last time he saw Master Ip Chun was at the IP MAN 2 premiere. He only knew that he was satisfied with IP MAN 2.

Friday, May 21, 2010


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Louis Koo Tin Lok and Joey Yung Cho Yi yesterday attended a beauty group new store opening. Goo Jai revealed in June he, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) and Gao Yuanyuan will work on the new film SINGLE MEN AND WOMEN (DAN SUN NAM NUI). Lately he has been busy with his new film TRIPLE TAP (CHEUNG WONG JI WONG)'s promotion. Later he will attend the Shanghai Film Fesitval.


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The film WELCOME TO SHAMA TOWN yesterday held a Beijing press conference. Stars Sun Honglei and Lin Chiling both appeared and screened the trailer, which kept the live audience laughing continuously. Director Li Weiran even challenged Feng Xiaogang and jokingly expressed displeasure at Feng Xiaogang's earlier "seeking defeat alone" comment.

At the event Lin Chiling held a cleaver and posed with Sun Honglei who held sneakers fot the press. The host asked Sun Honglei to express with action what part of Lin Chiling's body he admired the most. Sun Honglei said Chiling's chest and rear. Director Li Weiran also praised Sun Honglei and Lin Chiling's acting but also asked them to kiss on the spot.


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Louis Koo Tin Lok, Jennifer Tse Ting Ting, Wang Yuanyuan, Carl Ng Ka Lung and others yesterday attended a skincare production event. Having just returned from promoting in Hunan and Beijing, Goo Jai jumped back right into Johnnie To Kei Fung's new film. With all the running around and not enough time to rest, he finally fell ill. Fortunately the fever has subsided.


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Gillian Chung Yun Tung, William Chan Wai Ting and Michelle Wai (Si Nga) earlier promoted their new film EX (CHIN DOH), which was the closing film of this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival. William expressed that the concept was very daring as he had intimate scenes with both Si Nga and Ah Gil.

William said, "With Si Nga my scene was more daring. We were almost completely naked. At first Si Nga was a little worried too and I felt whether it was too daring, but the result was very artistic and very pretty. We were at ease." He said that this film was very romantic and was not selling sex. When asked whether he had any biological reaction during the shoot, he said that he tried to control himself. "Actually after the shoot I was upset because the story was not pleasant. I didn't have any biological reaction." William said that during the shoot they ended as soon as they made contact. Did he fall for her? He honestly said that he did, he liked both. Who would he choose in real life? He said, "That's very hard to answer, I have to be with them for awhile to know." William said that he tried to be low key with his love life. Has he cried over his personal life? He said if he did he would hide to do it. Will he choose beauty inside with his girlfriend? He said, "Beauty inside is very important. I have always preferred inner beauty. I will look for someone who provides me with confidence. The best is someone with both inner and outer beauty." He honestly said that now he is more selfish with his love life because he did not want to get hurt.

Si Nga expressed that she had back baring scenes, which were awkward during the shoot. She said, "Before the shoot William and I talked about where the touching started and stopped. That scene was very passionate, but William was quite a gentleman. He would tell me what he would do but the result was somewhat unnatural. The director then taught us how to relax." She said that at the time she did not think about where was touched, she only knew that it was very passionate. In addition the scene was very chaotic. They both used a lot of force and her gum was bleeding from a hard mouth bump. She said that night they worked for four to five hours, she thought the playback of the intimate scene felt strange and joked that she did not dare to watch. Ah Gil said that she gave her first on screen kiss in the film. She said that Si Nga's scene was added on the spot. She helped her with the safety precautions, luckily William was her co-star and was able to provide her with a sense of security. If she was in the scene instead she might not be able to accept it. "For now no movie has exceeded my bottom line, actually it would depend on the script, as long as it's not too sexual it's fine."


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The Dior Cheng Yi Kin and Jordan Chan Siu Chun starred comedy ONCE A GANGSTER (FEI SA FUNG JUNG SHUEN) was released yesterday. In the climax neither wanted to be the boss but fought for the "dragon tail staff", which led them into a pistol duel!

For this "dragon tail staff" scene, the team created over 100 counterfeit "dragon tail staff". Siu Chun and Pong Nan (Nam Yik Bong) tossed a bag full of staffs in the air to distract the Wise Guys' attention and escape. Siu Chun reached a taxi and thought he was safe, but the driver was Ekin. The two Wise Geezers finally faced off directly as they fought in the enclosed space of a taxi and blood flew all over. Back a lot of blood had to be splash on all the windows, Ekin and Siu Chun screamed it was a lot of fun. Although some ketchup got into Ekin's eyes, he still kept going with a smile. Ekin said, "I don't have to say much when I work with Siu Chun. All we need is a wink to know how to pose during the action scenes. This kind of chemistry to me is very comfortable and fun." Siu Chun also said that this scene was very fun. Although it felt bloody actually it was hilarious. He said, "We kept squirting ketchup in the car and on each other. It's like play SUPER TRIO CHAMPIONSHIP!"


Jiang Wen enjoys being "kidnapped" to promote in Cannes
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Jiang Wen reached Cannes and met with the Chinese media on May 19 at a hotel to promote LET THE BULLETS FLY. Jiang Wen piled on the compliments for guest star Feng Xiaogang. "Feng Xiaogang is very cocky and is also very charming. He gives people the impression that he could be doted on." As for the film's other big name Chow Yun Fat, Jiang Wen said, "he is never late and never leaves earlier. Sometimes he would even work overtime."

Jiang Wen said, "I asked Feng Xiaogang why don't you act, he told me, on the set I can stimulate everyone's potential. Feng Xiaogang is very cool, very charming. When he speaks he sounds a little evil and gives people the impression that he could be doted on." When a reporter asked, "Would he get lucky?" Jiang Wen replied, "I didn't think of that, but actually he could have." Earlier Jia Zhangke expressed that before the production started he was invited to play a role but the role later turned into a woman so he had to give up. Jiang Wen laughed, "Jia Zhangke doesn't want to change his sex. From now on if my movies would require him to perform, he may have to change his sex."

Earlier many rumors claimed that Chow Yun Fat on the set was always "acting like a big shot". Jiang Wen denied everything. "He is never late and never leaves earlier. sometimes he would even work overtime. In addition Fat Gor would help us with the take board and records of the scenes. He also got along very well with the young actors. I later asked Chow Yun Fat, why everyone thought he was so hard to deal with. I never expected what Fat Gor said to me, 'You aren't as hard to deal with as I imagined.'" Jiang Wen even revealed that Chow Yun Fat for this character even got a mouthful of gold teeth, "which I respected him a lot for."

Jiang Wen honestly said that he was not in charge of LET THE BULLETS FLY alone. "We often had many people around the monitor. Anyone can see what we were making. Sometimes when I was acting, Teacher Ge You, Teacher Chow Yun Fat would play the director for awhile. They also gave me a lot of opinions." A reporter asked whether he will work with a Taiwan director. Jiang Wen answered, "If Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Ang Lee approach me, I would go. Since they haven't, what am I going into the crowd for?"


Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Eric Tsang Chi Wai
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The Big 4 (William So Wing Hong, Andy Hui Chi On, Edmond Leung Man Hong and Dicky Cheung Wai Kin) host program invited Eric Tsang Chi Wai and Sandra Ng Kwan Yu to be its guests. They talked about fun film production tidbits and show business changes. They also mentioned the tough times during the shoot and kiss scene experience.

Chi Wai and Kwan Yu both had great luck with people. Kwan Yu even claimed that show business could not be without him. "I always think that Tsang Chi Wai truly can't die! Every time there is a charity show, without him not as many people respond and help. He truly is unprecedented!" When asked which was his favorite show business era, Chi Wai said, "Actually I miss the most that period without managers. At that time new comers followed veterans. Anyone with a problem would call each other, everyone's relationship is very good and close. Now everything goes through managers, that type of relationship doesn't exist anymore." Chi Wai talked about working with Bruce Lee, praising him for taking care of the younger folks but was also quite a "partier".

They also talked about some film production experience. When discussing kiss scenes, Kwan Yu expressed that she has kissed anyone and everyone. The best were two Best Actors Simon Yam Tat Wa and Tony Leung Ka Fai because their technique was good and would not make people feel like they were violated. Chi Wai immediately asked Kwan Yu who was the worst. Kwan Yu joked, "Of course Ah Lek (Nat Chan Pak Cheung)!"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Manning Girl goes limp after hearing about a photo with Joey Yung Cho Yi

Joey Yung
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Joey Yung Cho Yi
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Charlene Choi Chuek Yin
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Joey Yung Cho Yi, Charlene Choi Chuek Yin and others yesterday attended a Yahoo! event at Central. Ah Sa and Joey earlier completed their new film THE EMERALD AND THE PEARL (FEI CHUI MING JU). Both had kiss scenes with Lam Fung. Joey said that since 2004 she has not had another kiss scene. She joked that she would like to kiss someone with a fat mouth and said that Wong Cho Nam would be a suitable choice.

Joey said that originally she was just a guest star but finally her role turned into a lead as her production schedule went from days to weeks. Joey also revealed that the director suddenly added a kiss scene with Lam Fung and joked that it was for his benefit. "Actually that kiss scene was only a peck, but it held for a minute. We had several bad takes! However Ah Sa's kiss with him was more passionate." When asked how the kiss scene felt, she said, "At first I asked Ah Sa about her passionate kiss scene with Ah Fung. Ah Sa told me that it was OK! Actually I haven't had a kiss scene for a long time so it felt pretty interesting. Last time it was in 2004 DEMI HAUNTED (WON PAK NG CHAI) with Ting Fung (Nicholas Tse)." Joey boasted that she was great to kiss. She said, "My mouth is fat enough, I have to save it for suitable people. Cho Nam's mouth is fat enough, like a spicy hot pot casserole!"

Ah Sa was surprised to hear Joey talking about her kiss scene with Lam Fung and denied that it was a passionate kiss. She said, "That scene was only a few kisses, but in Beijing the director said they weren't enough and needed to kiss passionately with a few head turns!" She said that this kiss scene was not a simple position but she felt OK.


Nicholas Tse Ting Fung

Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Dior Cheng Yi Kin
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Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Dior Cheng Yi Kin

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Nicholas Tse Ting Fung
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Jordan Chan, Ekin Cheng
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Dior Cheng Yi Kin, Jordan Chan Siu Chun, Wilfred Lau Ho Lung, Michelle Ye (Yip Shuen), Conroy Chan Chi Chung, 24 Herbs, Fama's Mr. C, Candy Yu On On and director Felix Chong Man Keung two nights ago attended the ONCE A GANGSTER (FEI SA FUNG JUNG SHUEN) premiere. New father Nicholas Tse Ting Fung and friend Eason Chan Yik Shun came in support, but they appeared backstage and rushed into the venue.

After a toast, host Lok Ho Ming asked the actors about their experience. Chan Chi Chung responded with foul language, "Thank you very much to the director and Lau Ho Lung, making me so X dumb." The host asked him again what he said. He laughed and said, "Making me so dumb." Chi Chung honestly said that he had a little to drink as he just came from a flight with his wife. "Everyone knows I drink." Was he relaxed? He said, "Of course." Chi Chung pointed out that because his wife was too tired she returned home to rest. She was very happy to learn that her new film DREAM HOME (WAI DOR LEI AH YUT HO) came in fourth and thanked everyone for their support.

Cheng Yi Kin expressed that he has not seen the film. He stated at the toast he drank a little. Was Yu On On very sexy? He said, "Sister On On is a professional actor, she respects the party a lot." Has Ekin comforted former girlfriend Gigi Leung Wing Kei over her heartache? He said, "Let me get the chance first, actually in recent years we had little contact because she often worked overseas. We haven't seen each other." Ekin expressed that he would wish her well, her happiness would be the most important. Chan Yik Shun expressed that he and Ting Fung deliberately came to support Lau Ho Lung and 24 Herbs. He expressed that he has not gone to the movies in a long time. He said that he will perform his concert soon so right now he started to let his voice rest. Has he seen Ting Fung's baby photos? He said, "Ting Fung showed me some photos, but I didn't deliberately visit them. Today I took the time to work out."

Yip Shuen revealed that in one scene she grabbed Siu Chun's lower body, but actually Siu Chun put tissues in his important area. Was it awkward? She joked that Siu Chun lost out a little and she took advantage. She said, "The director added this scene for me so I get to enjoy it." Siu Chun and Yip Shuen also had intimate scenes in the film. Was he afraid that his wife would punish him? He said that she was not in Hong Kong so she did not attend. Siu Chun honestly said that he gave her an advanced warning and hoped that the box office would be good. Was he envious that Ting Fung had two sons? He said, "Normally I would be, it's amazing that both are sons. Another daughter would be good." As for when he would become a father, he joked last night but later stated that he had to have time first.