Friday, September 30, 2011


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Japanese adult video actor Taka Kato and Mainland star Wu Qingqing two nights ago promoted their film 33D INVADER.  Taka Kato demonstrated his "gold finger" ability on a blow up doll and even advised male fans to trim their nails before their act.  He said that he has attended similar events in Macau and was quite fond of Hong Kong.  He hoped to be able to stay in Hong Kong even longer next time because he still had many "gold finger" secrets that he has not unveiled.

Wu Qingqing was embarrassed to see Taka Kato's demonstration and said that this was her first trip to a Hong Kong night spot.  "It doesn't seem much different from the ones in Beijing.  (Would you meet guys here?)  I can!"


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Tony Leung Chiu Wai after completing THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI) flew to Shanghai for the Alan Mak Siu Fai and Felix Chong Man Keung directed new film WIND SEEKER (TING FUNG JEH)'s costume fitting and preparing for the official shoot in a few days.  Wai Jai this time will play a 50s special agent who due to visual impairment had sharp hearing and other abilities.  He and female lead Zhou Xun will have a complicated relationship.

Wai Jai earlier at the costume fitting studied the eye make up with Mak Siu Fai.  He accepted the suggestion without any hesitation and put on special white contact lenses.  Mak Siu Fai was rather touched.  "He has never worn contact lenses and expected them to be tough.  His electrifying eyes are well known.  What am I going to do if something happens to them.  In the film he also has a surgery scene that returns his sight.  Right now we are still studying how to shoot it.  (Did you buy insurance for him?)  The film company will take care of that."

Mak Siu Fai honestly said that after enjoying the Emperor Motion Picture THE MESSAGE he was very interested in spy films.  Coincidentally this time a film company bought the rights to THE MESSAGE novelist Mai Jia's other book DECRYPT and approached him to collaborate.  Aside from Wai Jai and Zhou Xun, Mainland actor Wang Xuebing who rose due to the television series CHERISH OUR LOVE FOREVER will also join the cast.  The production has been slated to complete before Christmas.


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The Gordon Chan Ka Seung directed MURAL (WAT PEI) will open nationwide on the National Day and on the 13th in Hong Kong.  Chan Ka Seung led actors Deng Chao, Yan Ni, Monica Mok Siu Kei yesterday to promote in Guangzhou.  Chan Ka Seung talked about the MURAL's human fairy love.

Chan Ka Seung said, "I put life all into MURAL, MURAL can be seen as PAINTED SKIN (WAT PEI)'s sister chapter.  PAINTED SKIN is a story that observes what happens to a family.  MURAL opens a door to another world.  I put life all into this film."  Deng Chao said, "In MURAL all the women are injured because of me.  Lead actress Sun Li due to her pregnancy would be absent from all promotions.  Sun Li's health condition is very decent now, only her body is getting 'heavier and heavier'."  In a film full of beauties, Deng Chao honestly said that he was afraid of his wife's jealousy.  During the shoot his wife was happier than him.  Yan Ni admitted that the ban on love was rather cruel, thus she said at the university where the press conference was held, "If I was the principal I definitely would let students date.  I feel in the university the most important thing is being able to date!"

Thursday, September 29, 2011


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After her divorce Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi not only took care of her sons but also remembered to develop her own career.  Recently she and her manager invested in the New Asia Entertainment + Cecilia Cheung Workshop, which already opened in a low key manner.  Becoming a boss, Pak Chi even spent six figures for an employee lucky drawing to improve relationships with them.

Pak Chi posted three photos yesterday online and wrote "Cecilia Cheung Workshop Opens With Low Profile, Boss Cheung Blatantly Benefits Employees".  Actually Pak Chi and her manager's New Asia Entertainment + Cecilia Cheung Workshop earlier opened in Hong Kong.  That day she led ten employees in the opening ceremony.  In order to increase employee morale and improve their relationships, she threw in six figures for the employees to play a lucky drawing for cash prize.  Pak Chi's workshop design was simple and even faced the race track.

In addition, Pak Chi also posted two photos from the set of LEGENDARY AMAZONS (YEUNG MOON NUI YEUNG).  She was practicing with a long spear with a stunt coordinator.  She wrote, "As long as it is within my ability I would finish all of my scenes.  I hope to not only fight exciting but also fight pretty."  Thus during her free time she practiced her martial art scenes.


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Two nights ago an international magazine held a Hong Kong edition event.  Cissy Wang made an appearance and revealed that after the event she would visit her husband Donnie Yen Chi Tan on the set.  Despite the hurricane she promised her husband and would bring food to treat everyone.

Cissy said that earlier when her husband was working on WU XIA in Yunnan, she brought their children to visit.  That day her husband worked on an arm chopping scene, their daughter was so scared that she did not dare to get closer.  It was perfect for them to learn that movies were fake and also how difficult their father's job was.  With both parents in show business, if their children in the future wanted to get into the
business Cissy said, "I wouldn't stop them but I would tell them how difficult making a movie is, in particular the action scenes.  Chi Tan has many injuries.  (Has anyone asked your family to guest star?)  Yes, but my son can't yet.  He isn't shy and has no problem with kung fu, but he needs me to tell him from the side.  He may not be able to deliver his lines."


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The Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit), Eva Huang Shengyi and Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin starred THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE (BAK SEH CHUEN SHUEN) two nights ago held a premiere in Causeway Bay.

Lee Nin Kit did not accept any media interview only did a brief question and answer segment with the host.  Director Ching Siu Tung pointed out, THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE was the most difficult
fight film for Lee Nin Kit in the past ten years.  Lee Nin Kit said that this time was not considered difficult.  He joked, "Attending promotions to me is even more difficult."  Ching Siu Tung also said that every actor
worked on this film until they got sick due to the dozen or so degree below zero Celsius climate.  he said, "We still used the wind machine to create the drifting feeling!"  Ah Sa also admitted that working in the water in the chilly winter without any protective clothing was very tough, luckily the director prepared ginger tea for them to keep warm.

Ah Sa revealed that when she went shoe shopping she ran into "Big Beauty" Brigitte Lin (Lam Ching Ha) and Ti Lung's wife Tao Man Ming.  She said, "I asked them for their opinions.  Mrs. Ti Lung thought the shoes were pretty."

Ah Sa joked that every time she went clothes shopping she ran into "guiding light".  Last time in Venice she saw Deanie Ip Tak Han.  This time she ran into Lam Ching Ha for the first time.  As for her impression, she said, "I feel she is very well maintained."

Huang Shengyi dressed provocatively two nights ago.  She admitted that she did not use any tape and took the chance to urge the media not to keep staring at her chest.  She revealed that next month she will again
come to Hong Kong for an action comedy.

Shengyi said, "For this movie I have already trained over two months in martial arts, thus with another action film I don't need to practice more."  Shengyi revealed that she also did not need to practice earlier for a martial art performance in a commercial.  Thus she got her return for all her hard work.  Shengyi also pointed out that SORCERER was the most difficult because thus she learned a lot of action techniques.  She hoped to have more chances to work on action films in the future.  She said, "Kung fu films sell better and have more overseas market."


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2011 FIRST youth film festival two nights ago took place at the Xinning Qinghai University.  Zhang Ziyi with LOVE FOR LIFE (JUI OI) won Best Actress again and the "the Chinese filmmaker with the most international university student attention".  Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) with OVERHEARD 2 (SIT TING FUNG WON 2) defeated SHAOLIN (SUN SIU LUM JI) and DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (DIK YUN KIT ji TUNG TIN DAI GOK)'s Andy Lau Tak Wa to win Best Actor.  In the Best Actress category, Zhang Ziyi had over 30,000 votes more than second place Fan Bingbing.

This event hoped through young university student exchanges to discover even more new filmmakers.  When jury members and guest presenters Teddy Chan Tak Sum and Guan Hu presented the award to Zhang Ziyi, she humorously said, "I too just ended my summer vacation.  I am preparing to start school with my course DANGEROUS LIAISON, thank you everyone for your recognition and high grade of my course last year LOVE FOR LIFE.  I hope very much to have the chance to work with young directors in the future.  I too hope that I will be able to provide them with an even better platform, for young filmmakers with ideas in China to be able to display their own stage."  At the same time she again won the "Chinese filmmaker with the most international university student attention".  She took a deep breath, carried that heavy "brick", smiled and said, "Tonight all the friends who won said that this award was heavy like a brick.  I too told friends that this could be called the 'youth film golden brick award'.  I volunteer to be the best spokesperson."

Ziyi also said, "Among Chinese actresses I have to the one who have been beaten with bricks the most and the most viciously.  Yet I want to tell everyone, as long as you still have a breath, as long as you haven't been beaten to death, you have to bravely stand up and happily run toward your goal and your dream."  This self ridicule won the cheers and the applause of the entire venue.  Later reporters asked her about her gossip with Leon Lai Ming.  She said, "It's absurd.  I hope from now on people will keep making up stories for me, after fooling reporters they can fool me."


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DaDa Chen Jing, Jeana Ho Pui Yu, Shiga Lin Si Nga and others two nights ago attended the film LAN KWAI FONG (HEI OI YEH PO)'s celebration banquet.  Jeana earlier broke up with her boyfriend.  She said, "We separated to cool down.  Earlier the emotions were very complicated, now they are much better.  I have to turn sorrow into appetite.  I asked producer (Wilson) Chin Kwok Wai to cover my food and drinks for a month and keep celebrating."

Jeana hoped to win back "custody" of her dog.  Did he not agreed?  She said, "he may want to keep a strand of connection.  Right now sleeping alone is very dry.  Every night I have to drink more than half a bottle of red wine before I am able to sleep, like I am forced to knock myself out.  So I want to have my 'daughter' Gigi to keep me company."  She said that their break up was amicable.  She said, "I have been in the business for two years.  At first at the agency our relationship was OK.  This year after I gained my independence our pace was different.  I am running, he seems to be walking."  Did she feel her boyfriend was not progressing?  She said, "I am financially stable on my own.  If it's for money, I don't have to get into the business.  All I have to do is meeting someone rich.  Ultimately now I have to adjust my pace."  She admitted that the difference was in the pace of "making money".  Did she feel her boyfriend was lazy?  She said, "OK, he lives in the village.  Earlier when I stayed at the village for one night I thought I got lazy and had to jump back out again.  The village life is like a holiday."

Earlier Chen Jing was caught going to see Dior Cheng Yi Kin's concert in Macau and spent the night with Eddie Li Yu Yeung.  She stated that they were just friends.  DaDa said, "A friend outside the business invited both of us, he didn't ask me.  Originally I didn't know he would go."  She said that they met at work.  Did she feel he was pursuing her?  She said, "I don't sense it.  (Are you after him?)  Even less, I don't know about the future, right now we are good friends.  (Would you consider him?)  I won't know until the pursuit is on.  It isn't yet."  DaDa clarified that they did not spend the night together.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


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Raymond Lam Fung and Eva Huang Shengyi worked on the Ching Siu Tung directed THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE (BAK SEH CHUEN SHUET).  Earlier they accepted a TVB interview and talked about their many passionate scenes.  The most memorable was the kiss in the water.  Because Shengyi did not know how to swim at all, she could only be in the water for a few seconds.  She could only open her eyes in the water and act at all.  Finally with everyone's encouragement and training she was able to complete this underwater kiss of a century with Lam Fung.


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Chapman To Man Jat was busy with the Emperor new film DIVA but two nights ago still celebrated his wife Krystal Tin Yui Nei's birthday with her friends Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Leila Tong Ning and Stephanie Che Yuen Yuen.  Their friends brought out of a photo of them together from a birthday ten years ago.  Ah Tin thanked her friends with a goodbye kiss.

Although Ah Tin said that she did not need a birthday gift, Ah To still took a suitcase from the trunk of his car and said that it was suitable for her to use for work.

Speaking of DIVA, which will officially start production early next month, Ah Jat has already locked down Joey Yung Cho Yi and Hu Ge as the leads.  As the producer he would play Joey's manager and he was looking for a female new comer.  He thanked Emperor for giving him a lot of freedom in casting.


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Japanese adult video actor Taka Kato, Wu Qingqing and pseudo model Monna Lam Yi Chi two nights ago attended their category III film 33D INVADERS (MUK TOH SING SUK SI 33D) premiere.  After the trio's palm print and finger print ceremonies, Taka Kato's "Gold Fingers" were covered in clay.  Proven how powerful his fingers were, he cracked up the entire crowd.  One of the lead actresses, Japanese adult video actress Akiho Yoshizawa due to work could not make time to come to Hong Kong.

Earlier when Taka Kato worked on the film in Hong Kong, he performed naked in a Central alley and worked on a rape scene in police uniform.  He was accused of challenging Hong Kong standards and upsetting the police force.  Director Cash Chin Man Kei said that the police uniform scene was already removed.  Taka Kato said, "It wasn't my idea, it's not my problem.  I just followed the script fully.  I am very happy to hear how influential I am, but I am unhappy about the scene being removed."  He said that he was almost retired from the adult video scene.  He was very interested in different films.  This time his alien look was special, which he hoped to share with the Japanese audience.

Wu Qingqing looked forward to her first topless performance yielding good box office, thus she dressed up to promote.  Yet she worried that she would be embarrassed when she watched her performance.


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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, the film 1911 came to life.  The film not only described key figure and Father of the Nation Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Revolutionary martyrs Huang Xing and Xu Zonghan's romance gave the audience further understanding of love in a revolution.  Jackie Chan and Li Bingbing played these historical figures for the first time and both admitted that they suffered.  Bingbing had to shoot in the battle trenches that were made from coal pits and had her fill of sandstorm.  Jackie Chan even said that the shoot made his urine turn black.  He joked that if the shoot kept going he would have died from inhaling too much coal.

1911's three leads Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing and Winston Chao (Chiu Man Suen) earlier came to promote the film in Hong Kong.  Li Bingbing in the film played female revolutionary martyr Xu Zonghan, a heroine at the end of the Qing Dynasty.  Bingbing honestly said that she did not have much understanding of this character but knew that Xu back then was married to someone else.  Later she fell in love with Huang Xing and developed her revolutionary career, she could be considered ahead of her time.  Bingbing said, "Xu came from a wealthy family and was a lady.  She spent her family's money on the women liberation movement, she was a new school heroine of the Xinhai Revolution!"

In history, Xu Zonghan participated in the Revolution as a nurse.  Bingbing in the film did not need to play pretty.  Most of the time she had no make up.  On the other hand her battle trench scene was bitter beyond words.  She said, "Although this time most were ensemble scenes, I had many scenes and suffered too!"  She revealed that because they shot in a Shenyang coal pit, she had to wear a nurse hat in a two meter wide battle trench during an explosion scene.  With all the shrapnel and the dust, the wind machine covered her entire body with coal.  When she opened her mouth to breathe all she got was sand.  However, her co-star Big Brother Jackie Chan in the film also had to be in the battle trench.  Big Brother who has been through many fight scenes did not have an easy time either.  He said, "I worked until my urine was black too.  At the time if I kept going I would've died very soon, because all the coal would have turned into stones in the lung.  In addition the location had a lot of dust and explosion everywhere!"

Big Brother admitted that this was the first time that he played a historical figure.  He joked that playing a general was a lot of fun.  "Under Huang Xing were all young men between the ages of 16 to 24, during the character I was in character too!  Xu Zonghan was a widow and had to carry bullets to help out, these few were the people who brought an end to the Qing Dynasty!"  Bingbing also said that the Huang Xing and Xu Zonghan romance was very romantic.  She said, "Xu Zongha spent her life taking care of and supporting Huang Xing.  She also took him to Hong Kong's Queen Mary Hospital to treat his finger, which told that this person aside from the Revolution also had humanity and real feelings."  Jackie Chan revealed that to be even more in character, he thought about gaining weight to be closer to the real Huang Xing.  He said, "During the shoot I only gained three pounds.  I once planned to add a belly, but because later I would
have to work on CHINESE ZODIAC I didn't dare to."

In addition, Li Bingbing stressed that this film absolutely had the strength to break 200 million RMB at the Mainland box office.  She said, "Now the times are changing.  FOUNDING OF A REPUBLIC made several hundred million, so 1911 can make 200 million!"  Big Brother also felt that this year happened to be the Xinhai Revolution's 100th anniversary, breaking the 200 million RMB box office in the Mainland should not be a big problem.


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The Huang Yi starred film WOMAN KNIGHT OF THE MIRROR LAKE will soon open.  Earlier she was interviewed along with her co-star Rose Chan Ka Wun.  They worked together again after THE LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN (IP MAN CHIN JUEN), but this time they were no longer romantic rivals but close sisters.

In order to play the revolutionary heroine Qiu Jin well, Huang Yi did all her homework before hand.  She not only read many books about Qiu Jin but also practiced rolling on the ground for several hours to coordinate the character's literary and action sides, but because it was too tough she dropped to only 97 catties.  She said, "This character Qiu Jin was very hard to play because she did so much in her 34 years of life.  Aside from cultural pursuits, she also learned Wing Chun, spear, Japanese swords, horse riding, and even studied in Japan, operated a women independence daily newspaper, finally she grabbed a gun to the Revolution and made the ultimate sacrifice.  In historical books she only had a few lines but the more I understood Qiu Jin the more of a sense of duty because she was too strong."  Although it was tough she also gained something from the shoot.  Qiu Jin taught her to be independent, brave and strong.  As long as she was strong and tough inside she had nothing to be afraid of.  She said, "Relying on others doesn't work.  My way of living and handling things also changed.  When I used to run into some matters I would avoid, abandon or compromise, but now I would bravely face them.  Only by facing them could I change."  After a lightning wedding and divorce, has she let go of all her past?  She honestly said that for now she did not dare to try love again because love was beyond her control.  Thus she would focus on work and work hard to perform well.  She said, "I now am not prepared to open up my heart.  When fortune knocks, I don't have the courage to open up.  Right now the door is closed."

Rose earlier in THE LEGEND IS BORN: IP MAN played Huang Yi's romantic rival, but this time they played close sisters.  Huang Yi even saved her life.  In the film Rose played Huang Yi's speech impaired servant.  Because she could not speak she had to rely on expressions to act, which she thought was very special.  In the film she still had many action scenes, before which she had to learn swordsmanship.  Luckily during the shoot although she suffered injuries and bruises, they were minor.  This time elders Anthony Wong Chau Sun and Pat Ha Man Jik participated.  She honestly said that with Chau Sun on the set the pressure was enormous but she could take the chance to pick up a few tricks.  She also said that working with Ha Man Jik was very pleasant.  Although she could be her daughter, they had no generation gap at all and even got along great.  When they were not in a scene, they talked about astrology and dogs.  They even realized that they both were Scorpios!


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Currently working on the Peter Chan Ho Sun produced, Andrew Lau Wai Keung directed latest kung fu film FLYING GUILLOTINES (HUET DIK JI) in Yangqu, Xian, Huang Xiaoming two nights ago suddenly suffered pain in both his eyes as they kept tearing up and he could not see any light.  He was rushed to the Taiyuan hospital for treatment.  Huang Xiaoming put bandaged on his eyes and rested half a day before rushing back to Hubei to participate Chen Kaige's new film SHAMEN KONGHAI set construction ceremony on the 28th as scheduled.

On the morning of the 27th, Huang Xiaoming's assistant posted a photo of Huang Xiaoming with his eyes bandaged and appeared to be in a lot of pain.  He said that after 2AM he received his boss' call and said that his eyes hurt a lot and could not be opened.  With the help of the film production they immediately went to the hospital for treatment.  Later, Huang Xiaoming's manager also issued official information on line, "Thank you everyone for your concern for Huang Xiaoming, Xiaoming's eyes started to hurt in the middle of the night yesterday and could not see any light.  Due to how sudden it happened, he immediately went to Taiyuan hospital for treatment.  Now he is already stable, please relax.  The cause is
still under investigation.  Because his eyes still could not open, today's FLYING GUILLOTINES shoot wa postponed and Xiaoming was in a panic.  All the darkness would only be temporary.  With everyone's encouragement, he definitely will be able to open his eyes.  Go!"

Last year Huang Xiaoming's eyes were splashed with artificial blood while making SACRIFICE.  The chemical in the artificial blood burnt his cornea.  The promotion department said that Huang Xiaoming's eyes due to work under strong lights for a long time at work and fatigue became very sensitive, which led to the inability to be opened.  Then he was sent to the hospital.  Huang Xiaoming has already been released from the hospital and was resting with the team.  The FLYING GUILLOTINES team was very understanding of the actor's health and for now has suspended Huang Xiaoming's work for the day.

Despite the sudden illness, Huang Xiaoming still insisted to participate in Chen Kaige's new film SHAMEN KONGHAI's set construction ceremony today.  On the 27th with bandages and sunglasses Huang Xiaoming rushed to Wuhan overnight then spent two hours on a car ride to Xiangfan.  He immediately checked into the local hospital for a follow up visit and dressing change.  His manager updated his status online.  Luckily he did not suffer any infection.


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Cable Entertainment News invited Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga) to be a guest on its Saturday program to talk about her years as an actor and a director in the film industry.  She admitted that Johnnie To Kei Fung was right, she did not know how to make commercial films.  She also honestly said that she was very worried about the Hong Kong film development, as she hoped Hong Kong would be able to produce more movies with local authenticity.

Speaking of directing, Cheung Ngai Ga enjoyed letting her cast and crew to perform on their own.  She said, "I would let actors express themselves, give them time to digest characters and get into emotions.  Once I waited Cora Miao (Miu Hin Yun) for three days for a shot, but the result was great."  She agreed with To Kei Fung's claim that her films were not commercial enough.

She not only directed and wrote, but also was Rene Liu (Lau Yeuk Ying) and Angelica Lee Sinjie's manager.  Some said that she once turned down being Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho)'s manager.  Cheung Ngai Ga said that she was not a professional manager and would treat her artists as friends.  She thought that Lau Yeuk Ying had an unique quality and was afraid that others would not be able to discover her advantages.  Thus she helped her develop them; in comparison, she might not have that familiarity with a male artist.  Turning down Ng Yin Cho she could only said that destiny was not on their side and she had no regret.

Cheung Ngai Ga since age 13 has worked to make her own money and rarely asked her family for it.  Has she passed on the same money concept to his son?  She honestly said that she was paying for her son's education in England, but only gave him the most basic needs in hopes of him learning to be independent.  During the summer he just worked part time as a hotel bellhop.  She said, "I know finding the job wasn't easy for him.  Seeing him finding a job on his own and did not mind the low pay, his nature truly touched me."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

[2011.09.28] SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 2011


For Saturday, September 24 2011

Can : Mui Si Mui Hak
Derrick Hoh (Ho Kin Wai)

Can : Na Gor Nam Yun
Aska Yang (Yeung Chung Wai)

Can : Jung Oi Dik Mei Doh
Jane Zhang Liangying

Can : Yut Joi Mun Gau Gaing
Edmond Leung Hong Man

Can : Ngor Moon Doh Sor
Rainie Yang (Yeung Sing Lam)

Can : Shuet Oi Jau Oi
Vanness Wu (Ng Kin Ho)

  Can : Fuk Jai Yun
  Jam Hsiao (Siu King Tung)

  Can : Fa Chin Shu
  Joey Yung Cho Yi

  Can : Sai Cho
  Mag Lam Yun Tung

  Can : Bau Liu
  Leo Ku Kui Ke

  May Day

Eric Suen Yiu Wai

Anson Hu (Wu Yin Bun)

Can : Hoi Goo Shek Lan
Olivia Ong

[2011.09.28] THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 2011

For Thursday, September 22 2011
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    d. Tate Taylor
    Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer,
      Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Jessica Chastain

    d. Woody Allen
    Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

    d. Frank Coraci
    Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb

    d. James Wan
    Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins

    d. Lone Scherfig
    Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Tom Mison

    d. Rajkumar Hirani
    Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor,
      R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani
  Length : 165 mins.
  Opening September 1 2011

Rancho is an university student crosses path with the dean of college "Virus" and begin a power struggle in school that leads to comedy.  Later Rancho meets two friends Farhan and Raju, as well as the dean's  daughter Pia.  Pia's marriage is ruined due to Rancho and they thus become happy rivals.  Later they fall in love and put Pia between her father and her boyfriend.

Farhan and Raju face family pressure and worry everyday.  Rancho is determine to save these lost lambs, call for their courage to grasp their lives again.  With Rancho's determination, he finally successfully leads them to find the value and the meaning of life and to run toward their dreams.  However at this time Rancho suddenly vanishes, actually he has a secret......

  Can : Tin Tong ji Mun
  Lit : Kiss of Heaven
    d. Takehiko Shinjo
    Keiko Kitagawa, Osamu Mukai
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 114 mins.
  Opening September 22 2011

  Originally an ordinary high school girl, Yukari Hayasaka by chance runs into a group of fashion design school students and become their model.  Thus she turns around her dull and ordinary school life.  Among 
  this group of design school students, the extreme egoistical George deeply attracts Yukari.  she not only gives up her excellent student status but also her university plan to model.  Amid the sound of her family's objection and George's aloof attitude, can she make her own dream come true?

    d. Olivier Megaton
    Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Callum Blue

    d. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego
    Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Ryan Robbins

  Can : Hei Oi Yeh Po
  Lit : Like to Hang Out Late
    d. Wilson Chin Kwok Wai
    Shiga Lin (Lam Si Nga), Shum Chi Ming,
      Jason Chan Pak Yu, Bonnie Xian (Sin Sik Lai),
      Jun Kung Shek Leung, Miki Yeung Oi Kun, Jeana Ho Pui Yu,
      Dada Chen Jing, Gary Chiu Tsun Shing
      Emme Wong Yee Man, Stephanie Cheng Yung,
      Pal Sinn Lap Man, Kate M.,
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 97 mins.
  Opening September 15 2011

  Lan Kwai Fong is the famous night life center of Hong Kong.  Men and women of the city, no matter their nationalities, love to look for fun here.  Some are looking for an one night stand, some are looking for
  true love...Lan Kwai Fong recorded their sadness, joy, union and separation and saw the variety of life...

  On the first night, Steven who frequents Lan Kwai Fong meets flight attendant Jennifer and have an one night stand.  They feel that this time is real love and make a date to meet on New Year's Eve in Lan Kwai Fong.  Unfortunately due to a misunderstanding Steven's attitude toward Jennifer suddenly changes, Jennifer, disillusioned, also vanishes from Lan Kwai Fong.

  Eight months later, Steven runs into Jennifer and would like to pick up where they left over.  However Jennifer has already become big boss Leslie's girlfriend.  At the same time, Steven receives bad news......


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Fiona Sit Hoi Kei recently caught the flu and even spread it on the set.  Later she will have to record and prepare for her July Hong Kong Coliseum concert.  Although she has been busy, her mother knew how tough she had it.  Despite rarely going to the kitchen she still made soup and fried rice for her.

Earlier Jackie Chan publicly said that his son Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming)'s acting was not mature enough.  Sit Hoi Kei pointed out that many friends inside and outside the industry thought Cho Ming should have received a Best Actor nomination with BREAK UP CLUB (FUN SAU SHUET OI NEI).  Even the on screen mother Candy Yu On ON praised his acting.  Did she comfort Cho Ming?  She said that she would not mention news that was not good or not real too much.  Cho Ming would only approach her if he had something that he wanted to talk about, normally he would talk more about happier matter.  Have she and Cho Ming had less contact after break up?  Sit Hoi Kei said that they neither dated nor broke up.  Sit Hoi Kei joked that both Cho Ming and Khalil Fong Datong were his good friends.


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Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Rose Chan Ka Hung and Mr. two nights ago attended a fashion show.  Mr. performed two songs while Chau Sau Na and Chan Ka Hung modeled.  Chau Sau Na earlier burnt her right leg on a motorcycle exhaust pipe.  After two months she still has not recovered.  The doctor suggested for her to have a surgery to close up the wound, but she might be left with a three to four inch scar.  Now she reduced wearing high heels, which luckily has not affected work.  Earlier when she worked on a film the director accommodated her.  Chau Sau Na later will work on BAUHINIA WOMAN (JI GAING HUP).  Her costume had to be sexy.  Luckily her lower body will be all wrapped up as only her upper body will get to "breathe".


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The Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2011 will open on October 18, the event yesterday held a press conference to announce the details, Asia new director award nominees and guests.  The opening and closing films LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE (DUET MING GUM) and LET'S GO!  (BO WAI JUI DUI ji CHOOK DUNG LA! PUNG YAU!)'s directors and actors attended.

LIFE's actors Lau Ching Wan, Myolie Wu Hung Yi and others appeared.  Ching Wan said that he saw the film for the first time at the Venice Film Festival and realized that director Johnnie To Kei Fung's production style this time was completely different from before.  The entire film had no gun or action but a lot of dialogue.  The content was all about life in Hong Kong, which he thought was very special.

The recent show business hot topic was more free television station would appear soon, which made the elite on and off screen the poaching target.  Ching Wan said that as an actor he thought it was a good thing so not everyone was limited to work at TVB, ATV or Mainland television.  Was his wife Amy Kwok Oi Ming a target?  He said, "She has always had Mainland offers, only she decided not to work.  (Did she mind
the intimate scenes?)  Nothing I can do, she chose that.  We have an understanding.  No matter what role we have we have to do our best, we can't drag our feet."

Wu Hung Yi admitted that she was a target.  She was surprised to receive a personal offer call but only chatted a little.  She still had several years left on her TVB contract so she did not talk too in depth.  As for outside rumors of paying for earlier contract termination, she said without hesitation.  "Ultimately the company raised me, I have to remember where I came from."  She also said that TVB executive Elaine Lok
Yi Ling did not talk to her perhaps because she knew that she was loyal to the company.

Even if a lot of TVB off screen talent left, Hung Yi was still confident in the company.  "The company has already made adjustments in comparison.  Many people have decided to stay."  As for the multiple level salary jump like Kevin Cheng Ka Wing's rumored 160,000 per episode, Hung Yi joked that at work she would ask him to "treat" and admitted, "Mainland work can't be compared, but I would miss home in Hong Kong.  I can't just look at money.  (would you miss boyfriend Bosco Wong Chung Chak?)  No.  (He said no one approached him, would you make the decision as a couple?)  No."