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The 57th Asia Pacific Film Festival will take place in Phattaya, Thailand between December 15 and 17. The Federation of Motion Film Producers of Hong Kong selected 5 films to represent Hong Kong at the Asia Pacific Film Festival, including the Pang Ho Cheung directed ABERDEEN (HEUNG GONG JAI), the Danny Pang Fat and Oxide Pang Shun directed OUT OF INFERNO (TOH CHOOK SUN TIN), the Benny Chan Muk Sing directed THE WHITE STORM (SO DUK), the Derek Kwok Chi Kin directed AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT (GAU FOR YING HUNG) and the Alan Mak Siu Fai and Felix Chong Man Keung directed OVERHEARD 3 (SIT TING FUNG WON 3).

All films in competition at the Asia Pacific Film Festival will compete for awards like Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound Effect, Best Score, Best Art Direction, Jury Special Prize and others.

Louis Koo Tin Lok was the king of high productivity. He and Sean Lau Ching Wan starred in OUT OF INFERNO, THE WHITE STORM and OVERHEARD 3. Goo Jai also starred in ABERDEEN. They both had a chance to compete for Best actor. However THE WHITE STORM's Nick Cheung Ka Fai and OUT OF INFERNO's Nicholas Tse Ting Fung also should not be overlooked. As for lead actress, ABERDEEN's Miriam Yeung Chin Wa and Gigi Leung Wing Kei also had break out performances. They will compete again ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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20141021fp02.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com1021-00282-029b1.jpg?t=14138359564031021-00282-029b2.jpg?t=1413835951913Working in New Zealand on CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON II THE GREEN DESTINY, Donnie Yen meet with local fans.
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The film KUNG FU JUNGLE (YUT GOR YUN DIK MO LUM) had a major fight scenes in which Donnie Yen Chi Tan and Wang Baoqiang fought on the water near Tai O. Chi Tan kicked Wang Baoqiang and hit him in the waist. Wang Baoqiang made a quick turn and hooked onto Chi Tan's legs. They both fell onto the speed boat. Then they tried to grab and lock onto each other. Finally Wang Baoqiang threw ashes toward Chi Tan's eyes and took the chance to jump into the water to escape. After disappearing for awhile, Wang Baoqiang suddenly jumped out of the water and tried to punch Chi Tan on the speed boat.

Chi Tan personally designed much of the action in the film. Chi Tan said that their scene on the speed boat was completely real. Director Teddy Chan Tak Sum also said, "Yen Chi Tan and Wang Baoqiang both had martial art training. With kung fu background they could personally finish the stunts and did not need to rely on doubles or others to help. For the scene in Tai O, we have already took a week longer than planned. If other people performed it, it might have needed even longer time!"

Wang Baoqiang also said, "In KUNG FU JUNGLE, Brother Tan was be living by himself in the word of martial art. That is my impression of me too. He has to consider how to make the film and what kind of stunts to ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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_21mb208.jpgLam Tzs Chung, Stephen Chow and Wilson Chin_21mb209.jpgRumored lead actor Deng Chao
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Stephen Chow Sing Chi has been under fire from Mrs. Charles Heung Wa Keung but has never directly responded. He only appeared once for his film MERMAID's lead actress recruitment; actually Sing Yeh could not care less as he already secretly began work on his film in Shenzhen. Lately some online caught Sing Yeh at work, with Lam Tsz Chung and the film's executive director Wilson Chin Kwok Wai.

The rumored lead actor Deng Chao also appeared, but Hong Kong representatives Linah Matsuoka and Kabby Hui Nga Ting have not been seen yet. According to Mainland media, Show Lo Chi Cheung and Kitty Zhang Yuqi will participate. Zhang Yuqi will play a villain.


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Chapman To: He needs the mainland market!

Monday October 20, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/chapman-needs-mainland-market-070100557.html






Hong Kong actor Chapman To recently fired back at Wong Jing with a post addressing the director's previous decision to remove Anthony Wong, Denise Ho, and himself from his social network account due to their differences of opinion in regard to the Occupy Central Movement.


As reported on On CC News, the actor recently wrote a 1000-word post on his Facebook, criticising the director whom he believed supported the Central Government due to monetary reasons.


Chapman alleged that Wong was afraid to anger the mainlanders due to the box office profits he made from the mainland market, saying that not everybody focuses only on Hong Kong market like Chapman himself.


Mentioning his absence in "From Vegas to Macau 2", Chapman stated, "I starred alongside Chow Yun Fat in the original movie, which earned RMB 600 million at the box office in China, which is the highest box office earning Wong has ever taken."


"With the sequel, the cost was greatly improved and my pay check was also doubled. But then I showed my support to Taiwan's anti-trade protest, resulting to my abandonment before the shooting began. Our relationship has not changed, because I understand that others have their difficulties as well and should not blindly support me," said Chapman.


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Cecilia Cheung upset by son's photo

Monday October 20, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/cecilia-cheung-upset-sons-photo-070500122.html






 Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung was infuriated after finding out that a tabloid recently published a photo of her son, Quintus, while he was at school.


As reported on ET Today, the actress, who relocated to Singapore with her two sons in order to give them a healthier and more normal life, was shocked after learning that Quintus was photographed by the paparazzi at his kindergarten.


In a recent radio interview with Liu Meijuan, the actress expressed her frustration with the incident, saying that she finds no difference between the paparazzo's behaviour to the act of abduction.


"You can do or say whatever you want to me, but you should never harass my sons," she said. Cecilia stated that she decided to migrate to Singapore after learning that the country has no paparazzi culture like in Hong Kong.


However, she was shocked to find that the Hong Kong media would go the distance and ignore Singaporean law just to get some news. Cecilia admitted that she felt helpless about the situation.

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Lawrence Ng won't dwell on TV King nomination

Monday October 20, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/lawrence-ng-wont-dwell-tv-king-nomination-070900329.html





Despite receiving commendable reviews for his role in TVB's "Tomorrow Is Another Day", Lawrence Ng will not think too much about his chance at winning TV King at this year's TVB Anniversary Awards, as reported on On CC News.


Speaking to the media at the press conference of a radio programme in Tsim Sha Tsui recently, the actor, who plays the role of Senior Correctional Officer Man Seung Sing in the station's first series about correctional institution, stated that while he believes winning would be rewarding, he will not put too much hope into it.


"Last year, everybody thought that Julian Cheung would win it, but in the end, he did not get the award. That's why you can't predict such things."


Meanwhile, Lawrence revealed that he has no plans to leave TVB for good and will continue to film with the company on a per-series contract.


"Tomorrow is Another Day" also stars Vincent Wong, Kate Tsui, Kenny Wong, Josie Ho, and Tracy Chu.

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Donnie Yen to star in "Noodle Man"

Monday October 20, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/donnie-yen-star-noodle-man-072300026.html






Martial arts actor Donnie Yen will be working on a new Sino-American co-production, "Noodle Man".


As reported on Twitch Film, the actor will be playing the role of a retired cop from China who opened a noodle shop in New York after resigning from the police force due to the death of his partner.


However, everything changes when the same drug lord who killed his partner 15 years ago enters his noodle shop one fateful day.


The actor admitted, "I am looking forward to filming this movie, and I hope to be able to bring the best of the East and the West for the audience."


The movie producer, Michael Shamberg, whose credits include "Erin Brokovich", "Pulp Fiction", and "A Fish Called Wanda", stated that he was interested to work with Donnie after watching his past films, saying that the actor is not only good in martial arts, but also excels in dramatic performances.


The movie will be directed by Chen Daming, of "What Women Want" fame.

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Monday October 20, 2014 Hong Kong 

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/wong-jing-refutes-chapman-084700551.html






Wong Jing recently expressed his thoughts about Chapman To's Facebook post that talks about his recent decision to remove the actor, as well as celebrities Anthony Wong and Denise Ho, from his social network account.


As reported on On CC News, on 17 October, the director turned to his micro blog and stated, "What I wrote yesterday was a personal view, and I have already expected the response from those three (Anthony, Chapman, and Denise). If you said you're acting on a moral high ground, should I be crying and saying I'm sorry?"


The director admitted that while he has no qualms about the response given by Anthony and Denise - the former who said he was childish, while the latter said the issue was too trivial to respond to, he was, however, offended by Chapman's post.


"Someone said that I spoke up [in support of the police] because I wanted to earn more money. This has offended me very much as I have worked hard in the last couple of years and am very confident that I have sufficient to live the rest of my life," said Wong.


Wong ended the post by saying that he will continue to fight for what he believes in, and expressed his support for the police.

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Monday October 20, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/hacken-lee-admits-hk-protests-affect-business-085100944.html






With the Occupy Central protests affecting businesses in Hong Kong, business-owning celebs like Hacken Lee, Janet Chow, and Halina Tam admitted that their profits have been affected as well.


As reported on Mingpao News, Hacken, who has a branch of his joint-venture congee and noodle shop with Alan Tam in Causeway Bay, revealed that the sales have fallen about three percent since the protests begun.


Living in the Southern District of Hong Kong, Hacken admitted that the people in the area would not leave their home unless absolutely necessary due to the traffic problem.


"Even if we want to meet friends for meals, we will meet in the Southern District. No matter what our political stance is, we have to admit that it does affect the image of various sectors in Hong Kong," said Hacken.


However, the singer stated that the noodle shop still has enough to compensate for the loss, since business had been good before the incident.


On the other hand, Janet stated that while business had been slow at the end of September, it has recently returned to normal. She believes that the fact that her store is situated in a mall and only sells baby products may be the reason why it was not affected that much.

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Chin Siu Ho: Tavia Yeung is not a diva!

Monday October 20, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/chin-siu-ho-tavia-yeung-not-diva-085500006.html






 TVB actor Chin Siu Ho recently dismissed rumours saying that he had a falling-out with actress Tavia Yeung due to her diva behaviour while filming their new series, "Wudang Worship".


Previously, it was rumoured that the actress acted like a diva when she showed up late to a filming of the series, and failed to attend martial arts classes required for all cast members.


Reportedly, the martial arts actor refused to sit together with the actress as he was unhappy that she was slowing down the filming progress.


However, while speaking to the media recently, Chin dismissed the rumours as false, saying that it was just a misunderstanding.


He joked, "If anyone was being a diva, it would be me. She even offered me a chair to sit on when we were filming earlier, though she had nowhere to sit. I was very thankful."


Tavia also dismissed the rumours, saying that working with Chin has been a very wonderful experience.


In related news, the cast of the new series, including Timmy Hung, Rainky Wai, Regen Chueng and Lee Yee Man will be filming on location in the Wudang Mountains for three weeks.

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