Saturday, August 31, 2013


Kelvin Kwan, Michelle Wai
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DaDa Chan Jing earlier announced her retirement from show business. Two nights ago she continued to be absent from her film HARDCORE COMEDY (CHUNG HAU MEI)'s promotion. Only Susan Shaw Yam Yam, Kelvin Kwan Chor Yiu and Michelle Wai Si Nga and others attended. Sister Yam Yam who once spoke in favor of DaDa said, "It's not the first time that she is missing, it's not the first time that she is moody. She has to change that. She can't be a kid, she has to explain herself clearly to the media and the general public."

In addition, Kwan Chor Yiu blurred out that DaDa was mentally ill and needed stress relief. Later he corrected himself and said it was a mood disorder.


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Natalie Meng, Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Wong and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lau
Madame personally welcomes Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yeung
The son of the White Dragon King's daughter Pet cheers up his grandmother
Next to the White Dragon King's daughter Pet is his eldest grandson (arrow) who returns from the U.S. for the services
Wong Jing postpones his film shoot to attend the funreal.  He and his wife consoles Madame
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yeung pay their respect
Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Wong and Natalie Meng pray faithfully
The King of Thailand's portrait arrives
The funeral schedule is clearly listed on a banner
Timmy Hung send a giant floral arrangement
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Thailand's "White Dragon King" Chow Yam Nam passed away on the 17th. The funeral took place today and his remains will be buried in the family cemetery Yam Nam Hall. To honor the White Dragon King's contributions, the King of Thailand bestowed holy mud a royal representative delivered to the venue and a holy mud ceremony took place. The White Dragon King's remains will be buried with the holy mud.

Earlier Hong Kong artists Andy Lau Tak Wa, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai), Shawn Yue Man Lok, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Andrew Lau Wai Keung, Nat Chan Pak Cheung, Wong Hung Sau and Peter Lam Kin Ngok all have pay their respect to the White Dragon King in Thailand. Yesterday the services began. Workers were present early on and Madame also showed a smile when playing with her grandson. Someone carried the King of Thailand's portrait to the hall and handled the floral arrangement arrivals. Timmy Hung Tin Ming sent a giant floral arrangement that was taller than the door. Yesterday a ceremony began at 1 PM at the White Dragon King temple. His family could not hold back their tears any longer and everyone chanted for the White Dragon King until 3 PM. Today's funeral begins at 7AM with high ranking monk chants. Service begins at 10 AM, at 11 AM the acceptance of the royal holy mud takes place and 1 PM the funeral will conclude as the coffin will be transported to the family cemetery Yam Nam Hall for burial.

Andrew Lau Wai Keung and his wife arrived at 7AM and was obviously calmer than when he rushed to pay his respect in the middle of last month. He joked that he arrived earlier than reporters and even chatted with Madame. Yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Wong Jing, Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Wong (Man Jun), Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yeung Sau Sing and Natalie Meng Yao also paid their respect.

Wong Jing and his wife arrived around 10 AM. In order to bid farewell to the White Dragon King in Thailand, Wong Jing postponed the shoot of FROM VEGAS TO MACAU (DOH SING FUNG WON) in Macau. He attends today's funeral before returning to Hong Kong. Wong Jing has known the White Dragon King for over 20 years. He said, "Master didn't flaunt his abilities. He urged for his disciples to train and to be filial. He taught me to be have patience and not to throw a tantrum. Back then I crossed many people in the film industry, when I was at the bottom I was ganged up upon. Master told me to be low key, resolve with tolerance and leniency and get over the hard times."

Wong Jing never had a chance to truly come in contact with the Master in the first 6 to 7 years that he knew the Master, later he became his close disciple. The White Dragon King was rumored to have written the word "wealth" on Wong Jing's belly. Wong Jing said, "It was written on my hand. It was a blessing from the Master, he could have written anything."

Meng Yao rushed from Beijing. She was heartbroken that the Master has passed away and was on a vegetarian diet for 7 days. "5 years ago Wong Jing brought me to see the White Dragon. The Master said that I could work in the film business and put me at ease. This April after I had my child, I was worried that my career would stall. The Master spoke to me and asked me to find him later. I never expected that day would be our final encounter."

Around 7PM, Mr. and Mrs. Yeung Sau Sing arrived with a police escort. Madame personally welcomed them as disciples erected a human wall to protect them. Yeung Sau Sing embraced and consoled Madame. He was brought to the Hall to present incense sticks. Yeung Sau Sing and his wife stayed for a hour before leaving. "Master helped me with a lot, and I benefited a lot from it. He even helped my friends. Every word of the Master was never wrong. It was very amazing and very holy. His passing was a great loss to me."

The White Dragon King's eldest grandson yesterday was present, reportedly he returned from the U.S. for the funeral. Since the White Dragon King passed away, his successor and the large sum inheritance both caught attention. Madame said that she would not talk much about sensitive subjects. The eldest grandson was present yesterday and placed in the front row, which again led to speculation. When the media asked the White Dragon King's eldest disciple Elder Lo about the inheritance issue and he said that he was not at liberty to discuss private matters.


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Juno Mak Chun Lung's directing debut RIGOR MORTIS (GEUNG SI) participated in the Venice Day and two days ago held a screening there. Some Mainland media felt that this JU-ON's Takashi Shimizu produced film from cinematography, art and character designs to martial art action were very stylized. Nina Paw Hee Ching who waited for her companion to take into a vampire even had an over 2 minute long monologue that was very memorable. Reportedly the film has already sold its U.S. and Canada distribution rights. In RIGOR MORTIS the Chin Siu Ho played out the hill action film star moved into a public housing estate unit 2442 and decided to commit suicide, but he ran into some people who changed his fate.

Friday, August 30, 2013


Annie Liu is still half a head taller than Wong Cho Nam in flip flops
Annie Liu studies the script with Patrick Kong
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Recently busy with the Patrick Kong (Yip Lim Sum) directed new film DELETE (DELETE OI YUN), Wong Cho Nam two nights ago worked on location in Wanchai with Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau) and attracted many onlookers. During the shoot, Cho Nam and Sum Yau walked and chatted. Suddenly Sum Yau threw a tantrum, folded her arms and glared at Cho Nam. Cho Nam looked stunned and stood still to listen to Sum Yau.

Perhaps to accommodate Cho Nam's height, Sum Yau actually wore flip flops. When she was not in a scene, Sum Yau went to the director to study the script. Cho Nam stood to the side and played with his phone.


Mrs. Chan will release limited supply of Leslie Cheung products due to fan demand

Gor Gor applies his own make up in Wing Shya's photo book
Leslie Cheung's 1:6 scale long hair concert costume figure
Wing Shya releases a photo book of Leslie Cheung
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Since completing a series of Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing memorial events earlier, many counterfeit Gor Gor commemorative tee shirts could be found online. Gor Gor's manager Chan Suk Fun decided to take legal action to stop the sales. To take care of fan needs, Mrs. Chan decided to release the commemorative tee shirts, note books, pins and other official memorabilia anew.

In the past a variety of Gor Gor memorial events was accused of taking the chance to profit. Releasing the memorabilia again this time Mrs. Chan had a fear for any accusation. "We are just making the minimum amount, mainly we are doing it for fans. We have added new content and would only announce the details on facebook. We won't be making public sales." At the same time Mrs. Chan stated that from now on now public memorial event will be held for Gor Gor, but she denied that it was due to the negative news. "I wouldn't be afraid of others defaming me, at the same time I have the support of many friends and fans."

In addition, famous photographer Wing Shya (Ha Wing Hong) who has worked with Gor Gor many times earlier planned to release a Gor Gor memorial photo book, but due to pending lawsuits the dispute was not resolved until recently. The photo book will be released next month on Gor Gor's birthday on the 12th. Only 999 copies will be printed. He said, "The entire project took two years to plan, from 5,000 to 6,000 photos we selected over 100, all were from Gor Gor's films, photo books and concerts but have never been published before."

In one of the photo Gor Gor and Tony Leung Chiu Wai were working on HAPPY TOGETHER (CHUN GUONG JA SIT). Wing took the chance when they were waiting to take their marks. Only Gor Gor and Wai Jai sat in the car together. In another photo Gor Gor was painting his eyebrows. Wing said, "Although Gor Gor had his own make up artist, he liked to do it himself sometimes." Aside from the products above, a local toy company also will release Gor Gor's long hair concert scale 1:6 figure. All will be released on Gor Gor's birthday next month on the 12th.


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Nat Chan consoles Wong Hung Sau
White Dragon King's daughter, Pet the Yellow Dragon King, sends Ah Lek on his way
Flowers fill the hall
Someone is always cleaning the Yam Nam Hall, where the White Dragon King will be buried.
Patrick Tse, Deborah Li and Nicholas Tse send a floral arrangement
Albert Yeung, his wife and sons send a floral arrangement
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Thailand's "White Dragon King" Chow Yam Nam passed away on the 17th and his funeral will take place tomorrow (September 1) at the White Dragon King Temple. Because the funeral date clashed with the Miss Hong Kong pageant, faithful believers of the White Dragon King for years Nat Chan Pak Cheung and Wong Hung Sau could only pay their respect early as they arrived in Thailand yesterday. Patrick Ts Yin, Deborah Li and Nicholas Tse Ting Fung's floral arrangements arrived as well. As soon as Sau Goo stepped into the hall she was heartbroken and shed tears, she even broke down in the arms of Madame. They stayed for one hour and left. Ah Lek recalled as early as the 80s Tian Tian Fishing Harbor days when he met the White Dragon King. At their first meting he already was advised to work with Alan Tam Wing Lun. After working together they indeed succeeded in everything!

Ah Lek said, "My relationship with the White Dragon King span several decades. After I learned of his passing I already wanted to pay my respect, but because of the Miss Hong Kong Pageant I could not make time. On the day of the funeral I had to work at the Miss Hong Kong Pageant and could not attend. Thus I came today to pay my respect." Ah Lek praised the White Dragon King as a sage, 90% of what he said was accurate. Years later aside from providing guidance to his road of life, he also helped him resolve difficulties and friends' health issue. Ah Lek recalled in the 90s he was wealthy, made several movies and had seats at two or three publicly traded companies, he thought he could retire; yet, the White Dragon King in 1994 told him to return to music.

Ah Lek said, "I never thought that the comeback to singing could lead to a 7 show Hong Kong Coliseum concert series. This wasn't superstition, just that life could have three or four choices. Master chose the road of singing for me! I was already singing at age 16, I never thought that over 20 years I would sing again and could actually perform shows." He pointed out after Master's advice, he had more confidence in doing anything. Has Sau Goo known the White Dragon for a long time? Ah Lek said, "Sau Goo trusted the Master. They had quite a connection. You can tell from how soon she no longer needed to work! The Master once advised us to learn to tolerate. Now the Master has passed, I have to properly think about my future direction." Will Eric Tsang Chi Wai come? Ah Lek said that he would not answer questions for others.


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Sima Yin does not object to her son Ian's film productions but he has to finish the university first
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Michelle Sima Yin two nights ago brought her older son Ian Gowu Iskander (Ng King Toh) to attend a charity film premiere. Would Ng King Toh be interested in making another film? He said that he might make another film. Sima Yin said, "After making AFTER THIS OUR EXILE (FU JI) he said that he was no longer interested in making another film. Now he actually changes his mind. I don't object to him joining the business, but he has to finish the university first." The 16 year old Ng King Toh still has 2 years before the university, where he plans to study industry and business administration.

Was Ng King Toh dating? He said no, earlier the girl who went to the movies with his family was just a friend. Did he have many suitors? He awkwardly said, "I don't know!" If her son was dating, Sima Yin would not mind. She said, "At age 14 I already had suitors, instead my son said that he would not date until the university where he would have more choices."

Sima Yin appeared to be in great spirit. She said that earlier on her cruise she had great appetite. After returning to Hong Kong perhaps she was too tense and had to take care of her sons' everyday life, instead she had no appetite.


Babyjohn is very honored to receive Best Actrss Wai Ying Hung's praise
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New comer BabyJohn Choi Hong Yik, director Adam Wong Sau Ping and producer Chan Sum Yiu's Hong Kong film THE WAY WE DANCE (KONG MO PAI) broke HK$7 million at the box office. Two nights ago they attended an audience appreciation event in Tsim Sha Tsui and announced plans for a sequel; coincidentally Wai Ying Hung was in the audience and praised the film as inspirational and touching. All the actors performed very well. She even offered to guest star in a role in the sequel at a friendly rate to the director. She joked, "I have a dance background, when I guest star I have to dance. I want to play Ah Luk, Chut Leung's sister. What do you get when you add six and seven, you can guess for yourself."

BabyJohn felt honored to receive Best Actress Siu Hung's praise and hoped that in the sequel h would truly have a chance to learn from her. He also revealed that the film introduced him and lead actress Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling to many people and brought them more opportunities to participate in other films.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Lee Sinjie and child star Crystal Lee are trapped under burning metal pipes
Lau Ching Wan insists on performing his own stunts for realism
Lee Sinjie and Lau Ching Wan feel like a family on and off camera
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The Pang Brothers directed new film INFERNO 3D (TOH CHOOK SUN TIN 3D) will be released, the most attracted of which were the fire stunts. In one scene Angelica Lee Sinjie and Crystal Lee were trapped under burning metal pipes and junk. Ching Wan rushed into the fire, moved away the junk from the empty office and blocked falling pipes with one arm. He completed a series of stunts in a few short seconds and saved them both from the fire.

Before the shoot, both ladies first rehearsed in preparation. When Sinjie heard Crystal being crushed under the burning metal pipes and in a lot of pain, she was already very worried and urged Crystal to speak up if she could not take the heat. Yet during the official shoot, Crystal was almost crushed under the metal pipe and Sinjie immediately grabbed Crystal and covered her up. Because of this scene Sinjie injured her leg, she still insisted on completing the shoot before going to the hospital.

Afterward Sinjie said that most characters were willing to sacrifice themselves for others. During rehearsal she saw Crystal looked upset and naturally worried for her. She even said, "On and off camera, we are like a family. No matter what happens we wouldn't just think about ourselves. Crystal was also the youngest in our team so we had to take extra care of her."


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Irene Wan Bik Ha has been busy with work before her mother's passing. The record that she has planned for a year has been released and received decent responses. Later Irene will perform a Mainland concert tour. Most recently she also took the Jackie Chan produced, Frankie Chan Fun Kei directed and starred new film with Eric Tsang Chi Wai and Kenneth Ma Kwok Ming. Her own workshop will join the production fray and start production on a film early next year.


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The Movie Producers and Distributors Association of Hong Kong Ltd., Caritas Bianchi College of Careers and Caritas Institute of Higher Education organized and film and television training courses two nights ago held a signing ceremony. Pegasus Motion Pictures CEO John Chong Ching said that the courses will teach students general film knowledge as industry personnel discussed film knowledge like production, distribution and promotion. He and Raymond Wong Pak Ming will both give lectures. At course completion they will consider hiring students for the film industry.


Carina Lau
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The Tsui Hark directed YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE: RISE OF THE SEA DRAGON (DIK YUN KIT ji SUN DOH LUNG WONG) yesterday held a press conference as lead costumes were unveiled. Angelababy (Yang Ying) played Yin Ruiji, who was the mysterious center that men revolved around. Baby's costume was very sxy. In the film Yin Ruiji had everyone under her spell. Baby said that she had to thank Tsui Hark for being able to play this feeling well because he would personally demonstrate that charming condition. His eyes would reach the soul. In the film she and Yuan Zhen (Kim Bum) were in a bitter romance. Baby said that each time she appeared she had to cry.

Carina Lau Ka Ling in DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (TUNG TIN DAI GOK) played the Empress Wu Zetian. This time she reprised the role but 20 years younger. After 3 years without making a film, she said that she needed a day to adjust. She even enjoyed her "return to young" to play the young Wu Zetian and be with young actors. The feeling was like entering a new world and was very fresh. Mark Chao (Chiu Yau Ting) played young Di Renji. He said that he would not imitate the Andy Lau Tak Wa played Di Renji. Other actors included Feng Shaofeng, Lin Gengxin and Kim Bum.

[2013.08.30] NICHOLAS TSE TURNS 33

Kimmy Tong (center) and Annie Wu (right) work on the film and celebrate Ting Fung's birthday
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Ting Fung looks tired from 2 days of action scenes on a boat
Jennifer Tse posts a photo with her brother and wishes him a Happy Birthday
Deborah Li brings Ma's homemade soup
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Yesterday was Nicholas Tse Ting Fung turned 33. Although he was rumored to be in love with Zhou Xun, he did not ask to take his birthday off. Two nights ago he worked on the film FROM VEGAS TO MACAU (DOH SING FUNG WON) on a boat until 11 AM yesterday morning. Ting Fung was asked how he would celebrate his birthday as he left the boat. He said, "I don't know about dinner yet, because I want to rest up a little." When asked if his sons Lucas and Quintus would celebrate with him, Ting Fung only smiled but could not hide a hint of sorrow. Perhaps because after finishing an all night shoot, he maintained his chok but tired look.

Ting Fung went home to rest. In the evening Deborah Li visited her son. Did she bring any gift for Ting Fung? Lai Goo smiled and pointed at her soup container, "I made soup for my son, which is the best present!" Mommy's homemade soup indeed was an invaluable treasure. Manager Mani Fok Man Hei later arrived at Ting Fung's home. She said that Ting Fung had everything so she did not have to bring a gift.

Jennifer Tse Ting Fung and Fok Man Hei both shared their photos with Ting Fung online as well as his work photos. As for rumored girlfriend Zhou Xun, she did not appear in public yesterday. Perhaps she has returned to work in the Mainland. Manager Fok Man Hei said that because earlier Ting Fung worked on many fight scenes with Max Zhang Jun on a boat, he felt very tired. Thus he would only dine with family and not go out and celebrate. He also felt that he did not need to have any special celebration.

Yesterday a magazine claimed that Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi who took her sons to Vancouver to adjust to life there has already chosen to stay in Surrey, purchased a 3000 square feet home and enrolled the 6 year old Lucas to school as they officially began their new lives. Ting Fung might not be able to spent his birthday with his sons, but he had a video conference with them. Although he had to remain apart from his sons for awhile and could not see them all the time, in order for them to focus on school Ting Fung accepted his former wife's arrangement.