Wednesday, December 31, 2014


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Sammi Cheng shows off his abs.

Shu Qi and Karen Mok
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Sammi Cheng Sau Man two nights ago performed the ninth show of her concert series. Shu Qi, Karen Mok Man Wai, Josie Ho Chiu Yi, Wong Yau Nam, Winnie Yu Tseng were all in the audience. Sammi earlier rested for a day, but she said that actually she went to get her nails and hair done. She admitted the she really wanted to finish her performance soon because she really wanted to eat pork jerky, egg waffles and chitterlings.

Nick Cheung Ka Fai who earlier sent a video to say that he could not be there appeared as a guest two nights ago. Ka Fai joked, "Originally I couldn't come because I am in training for a concert. Yet suddenly I got news that the date went to you! So here I am!" Sammi laughed and said that she was very sorry to have taken his concert date. Yet she thought that he would only perform one show. Ka Fai joked, "I wanted to do two shows."

Sammi said that when she and Ka Fai worked together on the film TEMPORARY FAMILY (SUT LUEN GUP YEUNG), she fell in love with him not only because of his good acting but also his honesty and the effort he gave at work. She joked, "Check out your bod for UNBEATABLE (GIK JIN!) I truly am left with no leg to stand on, and you also made the gym enrollment rate soar." Ka Fai joked, "To be fair, with such good business for the gyms, I should get a share! When people with injuries from working out too fast go to see a doctor, the doctors should give me a share. With physical therapy that followed, I can at least get several million!" Sammi said that she really wanted to revisit Ka Fai's 16 pack abdominal muscles and put up a photo of a topless Ka Fai. Sh also put up a photo of her own tight mid section. She once said to Ka Fai that she really wanted to get into that shape for her year end concert, but her arms were only like "little frogs". Ka Fai said, "When I saw your figure during the shoot, this figure only belonged to several types of people. The first type were MMA fighters, but I think you aren't that. The second type were the sisters who covered their heads with cloth on the streets and carried an I-beam, the third type of people with this kind of body was only one Heavenly Queen. She is Cheng Sau Man. However I feel you are more like the second type of people!" Sammi joked that she was able to achieve that due to her admiration for him.

Ka Fai pointed out that he and Sammi were the same type of people, if they said that they would do something they would do it. Sometimes they would also abuse themselves a little. Ka Fai even asked if he had to sing. Sammi joked that he did not have to sing, as long as he took off his clothes. The audience immediately cheered. Sammi joked that Ka Fai had no viewer who would applaud him for his singing, unexpectedly the applause then arose like thunder from the audience. Ka Fai said that since he was there he had to sing a few verses. Then he sang two versions with all his emotions. "Ding Dong Ding Dong, shatter the brain, Ding Dong Ding Dong, has a sea of love." The audience cracked up as Ka Fai and Sammi returned to back stage.


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Simon Yam Tat Wa who just won the Golden Lotus Best Actor Award for his new film SARA (CHOR GEI) two nights ago flew back to Hong Kong for his new film. Because of the tight schedule, Brother Wa only had noodles at a street stall and even had to eat while reading his script. After the night shoot he immediately rushed back to the airport to fly to Hainan for work.

Speaking of all the love scenes in the film with Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin and having to touch her chest, Brother Wa awkwardly admitted "no forced perspective". "The shoot sped up my heart beat and made my palms sweat. During the shoot I used my own body to cover her important areas, so now my hips are very strong. I am the man who understands Ah Sa the best, even (William) Chan Wai Ting is no match for me, haha! (Did you ask Ah Sa to take you to dinner?) On the set she is already buying me coffee all the time." Brother Wa said that in the trailer he and Ah Sa had a "passionate scene" at a parking lot, fans should wait and see. Will he ask for a raise? He said, "No, now I make movies more for pleasure than everything else." He also said that he was very confident in the film's box office.


Pang Kin Sun wins some of Alan's cash prize
Priscilla Chan, Hacken Lee, Dai Chi Wai, Liza Wang, Law Kar Ying, Alan Tam, Tats Lau
Hacken Lee, Tats Lau, Remus Choy, Priscilla Chan, Karen Tong, Linda Wong, Shirley Kwan
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Michael Miu reveals that someone got carried out
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This year is the "Principal" Alan Tam Wing Lun's 40th anniversary. Two nights ago Universal Records held a party of him and presented "The longest recording career with Universal Music Group, Asia Pacific" honor to him for staying with the company since its Polygram days.

Alan's friends in the business and the star soccer team teammates attended, including Hacken Lee Hak Kun, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Cally Kwong Mei Wan, Jackie Chan, Kelvin Kwan Chor Yiu, Shirley Kwan Suk E, the Grasshoppers, Karen Tong Bo Yu and Linda Wong Hing Ping. When Chi Wai arrived, he was asked if he brought any gift. He joked, "Why would I? He should be giving gifts to me! I supported him for so many years. He got a lot of money during his concerts, every show is sold out. Earlier I asked him for tickets, he couldn't even give me one and said that I was taking his money. He really is heartless." Would he wish another 40 years for Alan? Chi Wai joked, "Huh? More? Is he a martyr? He should retire, he is just getting in the way, haha! However, actually he really is pretty popular." Chi Wai also warned that he would definitely be drunk, he only hoped that he would not have to sing on the stage.

The evening's dress code was gold and silver. Alan under his black coat was dressed in gold with gold and silver necklaces. He said, "How many decades are there in a lifetime? This group of brothers are my good brothers for 40 years, with all the sacrifice that they have made for my success!" Speaking of Chi Wai telling him to retire, Alan joked, "Is he telling me not to take my friends down with me? Concert tickets made me afraid of even answering the phone. Not to mention friends, I even took myself down." Will he choose to retire or work for another 40 years? He said that he had a plan. Would his family attend? Alan said that his mother, sister and brother in law would attend. As for his son Tam Hiu Fung, he immediately smiled and said, "Thank you for caring!" He said that his son did not come but he would record a video for him.

A video aired as soon as the evening began so guests could reminisce every drop of the Polygram era Alan. The SILENT APPRECIATION music video was played. Kwan Chor Yiu opened the performance with STORM QUEEN LORELEI. Then the band that Alan gave the start to, Mr. appeared in retro Wynners costumes and performed Wynners' song KEEP ON SINGING. Alan said, "I am very happy to be able to see all the good friends here. Everyone has been with me for 40 years, which isn't easy. Tonight I want to think this rare opportunity to sincerely than my group of buddies, as well as this big family of Universal Records, for organizing such a meaningful dinner for me. Thank you everyone, cheers!"

Later the host invited Entertainment Impact representative Cheung Kwok Chung to present 40 Anniversary Yearbook to Alan. This valuable yearbook collected a photo of each of the guests as a thoughtful gift for Alan. Universal Record Grater Chinese region president and CEO Chung Chung Fai to present the honor to the Principal. Alan sentimentally said, "These two gifts to me have a lot of weight, uniquely meaningful, I will properly maintain them." Later the event held a toast and a group photo. Alan even mischievously took a "selfie stick" for a group photo with all the guests.

Later many singers like Priscilla Chan Wai Han, Lee Hak Kun, Tong Bo Yu, Wong Hing Ping, Kwan Suk E, Kary Ng Yu Fei, Pong Nan and others performed. Alan also donated HK$ 100,000 cash prize for a game of rock, paper, scissors to thank his friends for their support.


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During the Jackie Chan starred film SKIPTRACE's production in Hong Kong, cinematographer Chan Kwok Hung passed away in an accident. Recently someone posted bills on the streets, saying that Jackie Chan asked others to raise HK$ 600,000 but he has not paid a cent.

The Jackie Chan starred film SKIPTRACE through its lawyers issued a statement, citing that Jackie Chan has donated HK$ 1 million in his own name to Chan Kwok Hung's widow. Yet it did not comment on the narration on Jackie Chan's personal life on the bill. The statement said:

"1. This company deeply regrets the accident that took place on the morning of December 17 and led to Tall Guy's passing. This company now is doing everything possible to assist the victim's family during this difficult period.

2. The Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers has confirmed to this company that Mr. Jackie Chan earlier in his own name donated HK$ 1 million to the victim's widow."

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

[2014.12.31] FOR THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 28 2014

For the week ending December 28 2014
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    d. Francis Lawrence
    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

    d. Christopher Nolan
    Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

    d. James Marsh
    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

  Can : Tai Ping Lun: Lau Sai Fau Sun
  Lit : Peace Ferry: Chaotic World Floating Life
    d. John Woo (Ng Yu Sum)
    Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-Kyo, Huang Xiaoming,
      Bowie Lam Bo Yi, Masami Nagasawa, Tong Dawei, Angeles Woo (Ng Fei Ha)
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 128 mins.
  Opening December 25 2014

  Directed by John Woo and written by Wang Huiling (LUST, CAUTION), the first of a two-part epic follows the destiny of three couples inextricably linked by fate in the 1940s. After the Japanese surrender, Communication Officer Tong Daqing holds a fake wedding photo with poverty-stricken Yu Zhen, who is looking for her lover. Taiwanese doctor Yan Zekun on the Japanese payroll returns home only to realize that his Japanese lover has been repatriated. Commander Lei Yifang marries wealthy banker's daughter Zhou Yufen despite the strong objections from her rich family. Peace reigns until the Chinese civil war breaks out...

    d. Ridley Scott
    Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley

    d. Christian Ditter
    Lily Collins, Sam Claflin

    d. Paul King
    Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters,
      Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman

    d. Don Hall, Chris Williams
    Disney Animation
    English Voices: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney,
      T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez

    d. Peter Jackson
    Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage,

    d. Shawn Levy
    Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson


For the week starting December 27 2014

  Jane Zhang Liangying

  Can : Ngor Seung Oi
  Rainie Yang (Yeung Sing Lam)

  Gary Chaw (Cho Gat) and Tracy Wang Xiaomin

  Can : Wui Ga Lo Seung
  Zhang Yangyang

  Can : Dai Sam Yun Ching
  Jolin Tsai (Choi Yi Lam)

  Jason Chan Pak Yu

  Can : Sun Tin Dei
  Andy Hui Chi On

  Can : Jeung Kwun Ling
  May Day

  Can : Yung Yu Sun Hui Oi
  Jacky Cheung Hok Yau

  Can : Yuk Yin Yi Ji
  Grady Guan (Kwan Jit)

  Can : Ho Lok Day
  Wang Rong (Wong Yung)

  Can : But Dap
  Li Ronghao (Lee Wing Ho)

  Can : Jui Bei Mei Dik Yuen Mong
  Hins Cheung King Hin

  Can : Mo Pai Dik Oi
  Wei Yining (Ngai Yat Ling)

  Can : Chung Chung Na Nin
  Faye Wong


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Tony Leung Chiu Wai although did not win a Best Actor award for THE GRANDMASTER (YUT DOI JUNG SI), but this film will release THE GRANDMASTER 3D on January 8 2015. He will coordinate with director Wong Kar Wai to assist with the film promotion.

Yesterday Leung Chiu Wai and Wong Kar Wai attended the film premiere press conference in the Mainland. Wong Kar Wai gave Wai Jai a surprise, as he took an Ip Man scene from the film and paired it with Wai Jai's classic hit YOU ARE SO HARD TO FORGET with Chris Lee Yuchun as the performer of the song.

Wai Jai after seeing the video said, "Thank you Lee Yuchun for remaking this song so well, again proving that I was right not to sing at the beginning." Wong Kar Wai said that Wai Jai now was a territory, his performance was a taste. Viewers would remember this taste and keep it with them. At the sam time Wong Kar Wai said that THE GRANDMASTER 3D was the film's ultimate edition. In the film Ip Man and Gong Er's relationship establishment could be seen, Ip Man again saw the Gong Clan 64 palms, and Yi Xiantian and Ip Man's priceless clash on the Ten Le Long Street.


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Miriam Yeung does not mind the children stealing her thunder
Benny Chan, Kwan Shun Fai, the children and Miriam Yeung promote their new film in Beijing
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The Miriam Yeung Chin Wa starred new film LITTLE BIG MASTER (NG GOR SIU HAI DIK HAU JEUNG) will open in March. Playing the headmaster in the film, Chin Wa and two child actors Chu Nui and Siu Suet yesterday along with producer Benny Chan Muk Sing, director Kwan Shun Fai attended the Beijing press conference. Chu Nui and Siu Suet attended their first large scale press conference but they had no stage fright at all. When they performed LITTLE SUN they stole the spotlight. The children appeared at the press conference and successfully sold their cuteness. Since they studied Putonghua at school, when reporters asked them questions, they were able to communicate in simple Putonghua. They were very calm and everyone wanted a photo with them. Chin Wa said, "They are really calm, Their smile are very sweet and very cute. They are really likable. All the older brothers and sisters on hand are under their spell. Future show business stars! Great!"

Chin Wa, Chu Nui, Siu Suet, the director and the producer promoted separately. They did a series of interviews in a row without getting tired. After every interview ended, Chu Nui and Siu Suet would receive little presents. The more they did the happier they got. The film company even produced some tees and jackets with the children and Goo Jai and Chin Wa's comic book versions and cracker gift boxes as little gifts. Even the director and the producer put on uniforms for the press conference. Chin Wa felt that the uniforms looked very cute and would save one for her son Torres.


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COMING HOME's Zhang Huiwen wins Best New Comer Award
Zhang Yimou receives the Golden Lotus Chinese Director Outstanding Contribution Award
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SARA's Simon Yam and Charlene Choi win Best Actor and Best Actress

Zhang Yimou, Jean-Claude Van Damme
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The 2014 6th Macau International Film Festival took place in Macau. Last night the Golden Lotus Film and Television Awards was held. Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin and Simon Yam Tat Wa with SARA (CHOW GEI) won Best Actress and Best Actor.

Guests like Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ah Sa, Brother Wa, Rose Chan Ka Wun, Zhang Yimou, Ng See Yuen, Lau Shek Yin, Ray Lui Leung Wai appeared on the red carpet.

Ah Sa was dressed in white and entered in the arms of Yam Tat Wa. She looked like a bride and Brother Wa joked that he was holding the place for William Chan Wai Ting. During the production he took care of Ah Sa. Brother Wa praised that Ah Sa's acting was getting better and better and picked her to win. Ah Sa thanked Chapman To Man Chak for making this film with such a breakthrough subject. Her character had potential and was a very rare opportunity.

Ah Sa defeated Gong Li for the award. She said that every time she did not know whether she was lucky or unlucky. The last time she also ran into many strong elders. In one scene Brother Wa had to touch Ah Sa's chest. She said, "Because of the story, this scene was necessary. At first I thought too much and had to keep convincing myself, but many stars said that working with Brother Wa in this type of scene was the best. Brother Wa would help with hiding any flaw and they were very at ease during the shoot." Brother Wa joked that he was tired of making these scenes because he had to mind his own acting while his hand had to mind hiding any flaw. He told his wife in advance, his wife would understand but their daughter was still little. Would this Best Actor award add to his Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor confidence? He said, "I think Ah Sa has a better shot at Best Actress!"

Chan Ka Wun with GOLDEN BROTHER competed for Best Supporting Actress. She said that lead actor William due to work was unable to attend. She just rushed over from promoting in Guangzhou. Rose would spend New Year's Eve with her family as she has done in previous years. When Lui Leung Wai appeared he was very popular with the Mainland media. The host asked him about working with Kenji Wu on 708090. He said that he himself was very handsome so Wu was handsome as well.


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Yesterday was the anniversary of Anita Mui Yim Fong's passing. Although Ah Mui has passed away for 11 years, every year her loyal fans would pay their respect at her spirit tablet and also hold memorial events to remember this superstar of a generation.

An Mui's fans yesterday morning arrived at her spirit tablet in Kowloon Tong's Shang Sin Chun Tong to pay their respect. Anita Mui International Fan Club sent two floral arrangements, prepared a lot of Ah Mui's favorite food like dim sum, beef chow fun, chicken and rice and a can of cola with "Be My Love" printed on the can. Fans sent cards, one of which read "Dear Anita, 11 years, love remains the same!" Another one read "Still love you the most! Over 11 years, I am grateful for your companionship, sending you endless love and endless blessing." In the afternoon Ah Mui's fans would pay their respect at Ah Mui's spirit tablet at the Lantau Island's Tian Tan Buddha. At night fans would hold a memorial event on the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui.