Chapman To: He needs the mainland market!

Monday October 20, 2014 Hong Kong







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







 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






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







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 







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







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







 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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Raymond Lam signs 3 year contract with EEG at $100 million HKD

Monday October 20, 2014 Hong Kong

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Raymond Lam, who had returned to "freedom" earlier, was extremely popular for grabs in both Hong Kong and Mainland China after leaving TVB. According to sources, he has already made a decision and signed a 3 year contract with EEG (Emperor Entertainment Group) with the sky value of 100 million HKD, becoming one of the "yat gor"'s of EEG, along with Nicholas Tse and Leo Ku. 

Having been in the industry for 15 years, he finally became "free" after his contract with TVB ended at the end of July. Earlier, his character "Bao Seed" in TVB drama "Line Walker", was very popular amongst the audience in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, while his Mainland drama, "The Virtuous Queen of Han" was also well-received. His value shot up because of this recent success, with his price for Mainland dramas being 500,000 RMB per episode. Apparently, recently, Raymond Lam has determined his "new home", signing a contract with EEG Entertainment for $100 million HKD. 

Albert Yeung personally met with him 

In 2007, Raymond Lam joined EEG to debut in the music industry, until mid-last year when his contract ended. At the time, he only signed a music record contract with EEG, but both sides had kept a friendly relationship. After Raymond Lam and TVB ended their 15 year relationship, he quickly became the target of many large entertainment companies in Hong Kong and Mainland China, like Mainland company Huayi Brothers, Bona Film Group, etc. According to sources, Emperor Group chairman, Albert Yeung, even personally went to meet with Raymond Lam, to show their sincerity. Raymond also asked his father's opinion on his contract, and in the end, both sides ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The 11th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival will take place between October 24 and November 14. This year's opening film will be the Johnnie To Kei Fung directed DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (DAN SUN NAM NUI 2) and the closing film will be the Roy Chow Hin Yeung directed RISE OF THE LEGEND (WONG FEI HUNG ji YING HUNG YAU MUNG). Yesterday the films' directors and actors including To Kei Fung, Wai Ka Fai, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Max Zhang Jin and others attended the press conference.

Chin Wa said that this time she played a Hong Kong woman in the film and had to jump into the sea and rock climb; she said that normally she would be scared even on theme park rides. This time was amazing. Earlier she took her son to a theme park, her son even watched a 4D film for the first time. When he saw cartoon characters "flying" out, he kept trying to push them away. Her husband Real Ting Chi Ko held on to their son's glasses.

Chin Wa also said that after watching the 4D film she even lost her shoes. Other people saw her going crazy looking for shoes; she also said that her son was very afraid of live cartoon characters, kept holding her and wanted to run away. She joked, "When ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Moses Chan Ho, Crystal Cheung Man Ka and Susan Shaw Yam Yam yesterday promoted their film DOT 2 DOT (DIM DUI DIM) in Tseung Kwan O. Chan Ho wore loose clothes and joked that his weight loss was mostly an illusion. Later he will work hard on losing it for his new series next month. Will he take his wife Aimee Chan Yun Mei and their son to watch the new film? He said, "I definitely will bring Yun Mei because I haven't made a movie in over a decade, but my son is too little. His ears aren't suitable for the cinema sound system, which is very regrettable."

Crystal said that in the film she played a deaf mute. She studied sign language for three weeks before the shoot for her communication with Chan Ho in the film. Sh also pointed out that the collaboration with Chan Ho felt good. "He is very nice, he is always smiling. (Do you like this type?) Unfortunately he is already married. I too want to find a stable man." Currently single, she lamented that a good man was hard to find. So far she has not run into one yet as she complained about her bad luck.


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