Sabtu, 28 November 2009

Mandarin Top 10 Album November 4th Week

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Top 10 Mandarin Albums (November 20 - November 26)

1. Landy Wen (溫嵐) and 'Dancing Queen' with 21.39% sales
2. Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) and 'LOVE Moments' (愛的時刻自選輯) with 17.91% sales
3. Shin (信) and 'While I' (趁我) with 11.44% sales (NEW!)
4. Rachel Liang (梁文音) and 'Love Has Always Been' (愛,一直存在) with 7.89% sales (NEW!)
5. Elva Hsiao (蕭亞軒) and 'Diamond Candy' (鑽石糖) with 3.34% sales
6. Ding Dang (丁噹) and ‘Night Cat’ (夜貓) with 2.64% sales
7. Genie Chuo (卓文萱) and '【1+1】Play n Fun' with 2.55% sales
8. Yoga Lin (林宥嘉) and 'Senses Around' (感官/世界) with 2.24% sales
9. Jade Liu (劉力揚) and 'Forward' (轉寄劉力揚) with 1.63% sales
10. Yao Yao (瑤瑤) and ‘Free Love’ (愛的抱抱) with 1.47% sales

Takeshi, Zhou Xun and Jay Chou in The Smiling Proud Wanderer

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Renowned director and action choreographer Yuen Woo-ping is busy trying hard to raise S$40million to shoot the wuxia remake of The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, plus cast his dream team of actors in including actor Takeshi Kaneshiro as Linghu Chong, actress Zhou Xun as Ren Yingying, and singer Jay Chou as Dongfang Bubai.

The new remake of the classic novel by Louis Cha is slated to begin filming at the start of 2010 after the Lunar New Year festivities. In the meantime, Yuen does not plan to accept any other directing jobs in order to concentrate wholly in producing the series.

Yuen has expressed that 36-year-old Kaneshiro best fits the role of the lead character, Linghu Chong. Both parties are currently engaged in talks and if the actor agrees, Yuen plans to send him to Beijing for martial arts training sessions. As the show concentrates heavily on martial arts, Yuen hopes that the main actors will receive martial arts training before filming begins to present a more lifelike portrayal of the story.

He also has plans to invite Chinese actress, Zhou Xun, to take up the female lead role as Ren Yingying. He was so impressed by her acting chops and gracefulness in his previous collaboration with her, True Legend, and decided to work with her again.

As both Kaneshiro and Zhou previously collaborated as lovers in the movie, Perhaps Love, he feels that they have enough tacit understanding of each other to bring out the best of their lovebirds characters onscreen.

Apart from these, Yuen hopes that Jay Chou will take on the last remaining lead role as Dongfang Bubai in the show. The chance of Yuen gaining a nod of agreement from Jay lies relatively high as the latter is in awe and respect of the director. The Taiwanese performer also previously agreed to guest star in Yuen’s movie, True Legend.

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Unintended similarities between Show and Vic’s ads?

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Both Vic Zhou and Show Luo’s different advertisements have sparked off controversies when both artistes carried cameras and were spotted in almost identical tops that had the same colour. 28-year-old Vic was doing a series of print ads for a camera while 30-year-old Show was advertising for some properties.

Dressed in near-alike light pink V-neck sweaters, the pair even shared similar pastoral backgrounds – with Vic lying on the grass while Show stands amidst a forest of trees.

Show’s manager expressed, “The advertisement is based on an outdoor recreational theme – that is why he is holding a camera. Clothing for men consists of the same few patterns. Do you expect him to wear a white skirt?”

Taking a closer look at Show’s property advertisement, his image styling aptly portrays the vibes and image of his client. As they emphasized on the apartment surroundings’ fresh air and good view, he was dressed simple in a v-neck sweater. His manager explained on his hairstyle, “He’s been sporting this look lately.”

Although Vic received praise for his camera commercial, he continues to remain under media scrutiny for his widely-known and rumoured fall-out with his Black and White co-star Mark Chao.

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Taiwan Arron Yan and Ah Ben are gay?

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Recently Arron Yan and Choc7’s Ah Ben have been rumoured to be “brokeback”. The two have been together watching movies, browsing department stores and Ah Ben has enjoyed being glued next to Arron. When Fahrenheit went to work in Hong Kong Ah Ben was rumoured to be there as well making this relationship hotter as the rumour is passed around. Ah Ben exclaimed that it is very hard to make real friends in the entertainment circle so he will especially value each friendship that has been developed.

Arron and Ah Ben met last year while they were filming idol drama [TaoHua’s Love Conquers All]. Arron and female lead Gui Gui had an argument and a hostile relationship broke out so Ah Ben became the peacemaker but in the end the drama got cut. However, even though the music has stopped the people haven’t left yet. Since Arron’s debut, a yoga man* has been photographed coming in and out of his home before and he has also been caught on camera going on a trip with ex Bang Bang Tang (Lollipop) member Gua Gua. Now he has been caught again going out frequently with Ah Ben.

Arron’s love of getting mixed with boys does not stop. Ah Ben is gentle and fair skinned and has been named a member of the princess club in Bang Bang Tang so there’s enough feminine flavour whilst his sexual orientation is also a mystery. When Ah Ben was asked by reporters, he laughed and said without thinking: [I’ve heard many people say we are a couple ages ago] while Arron’s management company denied the rumours and told everyone to stop twisting their normal friendship.

*There were rumors before regarding Arron and a man that worked at a Yoga centre.

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Taiwan Suki Low can be a rocker, crooner and dancer

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IN some ways, Suki Low’s sophomore album Ladies’ Night is her debut.

In the local Mandopop market, that is.

Last year, the One In A Million Season One winner dropped her debut album, a Malay offering titled Finally | Akhirnya.

“I have always wanted to release a Mandarin album,” said Suki, who finally realised her dream on Nov 18, abetted by her labels Monkey Bone Records, Galaxy Music Sdn Bhd, Golden Melody Awards-nominated producer Jae Chong and a making cost of RM400,000.

From the promo stills of Ladies’ Night, Suki looked like a cross between Taiwanese pop princess Jolin Tsai and cutie pie Rainie Yang. No surprise if you consider who is in charge of her image and photography.

Stylists and photographers who were responsible in creating iconic looks for Tsai, and S.H.E were brought in, so as the choreographer whose resume included works for Mandopop superstars Wang Lee Hom, Elva Hsiao and Show Lo.

Musically, Ladies’ Night saw Suki dabbling in multiple genres.

“Galaxy Music has helped discovered my different sides – I can be a rocker, a crooner and a dancer.

“While my previous album leaned more heavily towards pop rock, this one presents variety to showcase the different facets of Suki,” she explained.

One of the sides showcased was Suki the Songwriter.

“I wrote three songs in this new disc – a power ballad, a rock number and a soothing single – thanks to Monkey Bone, who trusts me on this and has given me the freedom to do so.

“I’d written songs in the past but had never shared it with anyone. It’s more like syiok-sendiri,” she said with a laugh, adding that Galaxy Music played a big role in uncovering the composer in her.

“Galaxy Music really pushed me. I told them, ‘I only have a few verses’. They said, ‘It’s okay. We can start from there’. The second song was expanded from the original eight or twelve bars. Along the way, I learnt a lot and gained more confidence. After writing the third song, I find that I am able to do it by myself,” said Suki.

One of her compositions, Ostrich – also the first single off the album – is receiving radio airplay right now.

“The lyrics for Ostrich was selected from over 800 entries. The title refers to the attitude some people – including the old me – tend to have when it comes to facing problems related to relationships, opting to turn away from the problem, fooling themselves that it will pass somehow, rather than trying to solve it. This is just like ostriches, which tend to bury its head in the sand when hiding from the enemy. I think it was a rather unique description,” she said.

Meanwhile, Monkey Bone director Ahmad Izham Omar has every reason to invest big bucks on the 19-year-old.

“Suki is multi-talented. Not only she has a powerful voice, she can write great songs, too. It’s hard to find such a multi-talented artiste at her age. Most importantly, she has her own opinions,” he said.

The appreciation is mutual.

“He has supported me throughout my career. He gives me space to grow and learn without really placing any pressure on me. It’s not easy to find people like that, who is ever patient,” said Suki of her boss Izham, while giving the latter a tight hug.

Her debut Finally | Akhirnya might not seem as big as it was touted to be, but it did not deter Monkey Bone from having grand plans for Suki.

“Monkey Bone is always about pushing the boundaries. Sometimes we make it big; sometimes we do not. Sometimes people understand (what we are doing), sometimes they don’t and might think that it’s too new or too modern, but we would never stop trying. Sometimes it might take two years; sometimes it might take three or even five. The learning experience on making the album is what makes it priceless,” he said.

“It’s even better now that she’s studying music, because we need to have more professional musicians out there,” he added.

Yes, you did not hear us wrong. The pretty lass is taking an online course of music arranging at Berklee College of Music, where Izham graduated from.

“So far I have completed two semesters. If nothing goes wrong, I shall graduate by next year,” said Suki.

Her label is also in talks with major labels in Taiwan about plans to spread her wings in the Mandarin market there.

On top of that, she has just signed with U2 timewear to be its brand ambassador.

Her next gig? Counting down to the new year with a large group of audiences come the end of next month.

“It’s celebration time come the year end. I will be performing at NTV7 Star Live,” she said.

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Mike He offers free hugs at Hong Kong movie promotion

Mike He

Taiwanese idol Mike He (Xiao Mei) went to a shopping centre to promote his movie “Love at Seventh Sight” attracting over a hundred fans to support him at the event, causing the atmosphere to be very loud. During his appearance, Xiao Mei would constantly wave at the fans and use his Cantonese to greet them causing the fans to scream and shout. The organizers also prearranged a few female fans to go up on stage and confess their love to Xiao Mei. The fans performed enthusiastically and besides screaming I love you, they also requested to hug Xiao Mei on the spot. There were also fans who brought a cake to celebrate Xiao Mei’s birthday next month. Even though the female fans were very aggressive, Xiao Mei was very obliging just like Wong Tai Sin, responding to all requests.

Praises fans for being enjoyable

After the event Xiao Mei was asked whether he was frightened by the enthusiastic fans and he said: [Haven’t seen the fans in Hong Kong for a long time, miss them a lot. Wherever I go fans from Hong Kong will appear to support me which is very enjoyable. Today’s trip to Hong Kong is very significant, fans have waited for this movie for a very long time, my appearance at today’s function has given me a sense of accomplishment.

Fallen tree, avoids a misfortune
Also, when asked whether Xiao Mei has confidence in his film at the box office, he answered: [Haven’t thought about it, hope when fans see it they will feel that I have portrayed my character well. (Are there any unforgettable scenes?) Jacqueline Li (Female lead) and I had to film on top of a tree but that tree wasn’t a real tree, it was made using reinforced concrete. At the time it was really windy and we were in a really dangerous position, 3 days after filming finished the tree got blown over which made me feel like I skipped a big misfortune.]

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Jay Chou uses no substitute in fight scene

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Mando-pop sensation Jay Chou went all out for the upcoming action/adventure film “The Treasure Hunter”.

The singer-turned-actor has committed himself to every action scene in the film, insisting that no stand-in substitutes for him even in the most furious fight scenes.

Siu-Tung Ching, the film’s kung fu director, complimented that Jay is a gifted action actor and he managed to finish each series of moves, with appropriate strength, only by one take.

“The difference between me and others is that I finish it [the action scenes] all by myself,” Chou said.

“With all the protection measures nowadays, I will hardly get hurt during the filming,” he added.

“The Treasure Hunter” is the third Jay Chou-starred film following his screen debut “Secret” in 2007 and basketball-themed “Kung Fu Dunk” in 2008.

Co-starring Taiwan’s homegrown supermodel-actress Lin Chiling and mainland veteran actor Chen Daoming, the flick is slated for screen on December 31.

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Taiwan Angela Zhang reminisces school years in Singapore

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Taiwanese pop singer Angela Zhang recently visited Singapore after a two-year window period to promote her latest and sixth music album, Fifth Season. After she was diagnosed with a heart problem, mitral valve prolapse, in March last year, the petite performer also has to deal with an ongoing domestic strife between her parents and her.

At the press conference for her music album, the 27-year-old performer seemed to have grown from her recent experiences and appeared more mature than usual. Unable to contain her excitement on performing in Singapore again, she said, “I used to stay here for awhile when I was younger. Thus, I am a little familiar with Singapore.”

The songstress shared that she and her family came to Singapore to learn English during her Primary School years. Viewing the sights of Singapore while sitting in a public bus would be one of her most memorable experiences on this little island.

Unlike the past where her mother would handle her earnings for her, Angela revealed that she has opened her own personal bank account and is currently learning how to handle her own finances. Her eyes glistened with excitement when reporters asked if she was interested in investing in a Singapore property. “If there is a chance, it would be quite interesting.”

After going on hiatus for one year and nine months, the sweet lass commented on her return to the music industry, “The new album is like a growing up process. This album feels closest to heart and I have tried a new music style and image. You’ll see a different Angela.”

“I would not waste my time in life. To me, every little or big thing, troubles and setbacks, they are all colourful. I feel that it is a learning process.”

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Jimmy Lin’s brother appeared at guest star in Shanghai concert

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Jimmy Lin held a concert in Shanghai on Nov 21, 2009 as the first stop of his “Whirlwind Asia Tour”. The concert started on time at 7:30pm. With an attendance of 70% the concert hall was pushed to a climax with jimmy’s ageless face and classic songs. His younger brother appeared as the special guest and sang a song with him. His brother’s charisma is no less than any stars.

The new father did not disappoint. When the news that Jimmy became a father broke there were concerns that some fans would leave. And also because of his tight schedule he couldn’t put any more time into promotions. But the concert was surprising successful. The concert hall was packed and the entire audience called out Jimmy’s name. He sang almost 20 new and old songs. The fans sang along with almost every song. His younger brother’s appearance pushed the atmosphere to a climax. Most of the fans are die-hard fans who traveled back in time with his songs and witnessed his legendary life.

There are too many memories. Jimmy shared with everyone his stage charisma and his life experience. Classic songs like “Not every love song has a fond memory”, “Why am I the one who gets hurt”, “Fury Heart”, “Expect”, “Before Dawn Breaks”, “Upmost Happiness”, “Go Run Run”, and “Can’t stop me”. The concert ended with the audience singing “Rainy Reason of 17”. We hope that next year will be even better for jimmy.

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Vanness Wu’ hot body boasts ratings

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After taking his shirt off for idol drama “Autumn’s Concerto”, Vanness Wu will be showcasing his bare chest for his upcoming boxing scene. Punching a thirty kilogram punching bag and wiping off torrents of sweat on the spot, Vanness takes on a vicious look that resembles the scary devil kid from “The Grudge.”

Even though he takes on a ruthless appearance, whenever Vanness takes off his shirt, it becomes a hot topic and boosts ratings. This time, Vanness strips down to his waist for his boxing scene, which pleases the female employees on location. Asked how he keeps in shape, Vanness replied that he doesn’t have a problem going to the workout room, and takes advantage of his schedule break to do intense push-ups and swim for an hour each day.

Vanness feels right at home in this boxing scene from a previous role in the movie “Star Runner”, so he often trains on a punching bag at his company. For this “next” scene, Vanness picks up the same punching bag to use, but it takes more than half the time to put the punching bag up. After spending two hours filming for the scene, Vanness is quite drained.

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Taiwan Barbie Hsu chose maturity over money in men

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DaS (Xu Xi Yuan ) attended Suisse Programme (a product she endorses) Asian first Beauty specialty store opening. Not fearing the cold weather, she arrived in a low cut dress. The event especially organised a brand car to drive her to the place, but she almost revealed her underwear as she got out of it. DaS was quite smart, she offered the new shop’s boss a giant wind mill, to mean her best wishes and for good luck.

DaS expressed that this year, she did many openings and other endorsement jobs, however she wouldn’t reward herself but buy gifts for her family instead, like toys and clothes. She hopes she can endorse for a car brand next. About her almost revealing too much while getting out of the car, she laughed and said she was quite anxious as the car was quite big and she feared she wouldn’t be able to get out of it.

While talking about her love life, she got asked if she wanted to end her celibacy as soon as possible, looking for a new boyfriend next year, DaS expressed that she wouldn’t look for anyone on purpose and rely on destiny. And her condition while looking for a mate would be that he’s mature, no need for him to have money.

Apart from that, she revealed that in the ancient movie “Rain of Swords” she’s nowadays filming with Michelle Yeoh. She’ll have to deal with swords moves, and she once injured her knees because she had to kneel a whole night to film.

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Shu Qi and Zhang Zi Yi to write on each other’s nude chests?

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HONG KONG: Taiwanese actress Shu Qi has turned down a role in Chinese star Zhang Ziyi’s English movie “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”.

Based on a novel by Lisa See, “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” is jointly produced by Zhang, Wendy Deng, wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Florence Sloan, wife of MGM chairman Harry Sloan, and also stars the Chinese actress.

The movie tells a story about a community of women with bound feet living in a remote Hunan province seeking companionship from one another. As they developed close friendships, the women developed a secretive Nu Shu language as a form of communication and to keep their secrets from the men.

In the film, Snow Flower, who was supposed to be played by Shu Qi, develops a lifelong friendship with Lily (Zhang) and there is a nude scene which shows them writing on each other’s chest in the Nu Shu.

Though baring all is nothing new to Shu Qi, a former soft-porn actress, she reportedly turned down the role because of the scene.

The Taiwanese star, who started her career in soft porn films, proved herself to be a credible actress after winning the Best Actress Golden Horse Award in 2005 and has no intentions of stripping unless she is really attracted to the script.

Hopefully, Shu Qi will not regret her decision.

Shu Qi famously rejected a role in Lee Ang’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, which later went to Zhang and catapulted her to international fame.

Zhang is said to be disappointed with Shu Qi’s decision and is now looking for an actress to replace her.

The film will be helmed by “Joy Luck Club” director Wayne Wang and shooting is expected to begin early next year in China. – CNA/fa

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Jumat, 27 November 2009

Jay Chou exes Jolin and Patty forced to work together

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Former love rivals, Taiwanese television host Patty Hou and singer-actress Jolin Tsai cross paths once again as the former joins the latter as 7-Eleven’s latest ambassador. Patty and Mayday vocalist Ah Xin will play a couple in a series of advertisements for 7-Eleven. Although Jolin is no longer the sole ambassador, her contract with 7-Eleven still out wins Patty’s takings by at least more than once. Jolin’s earnings amount to NT8 million (S$400,000).

Both Jolin and Patty previously dated Taiwanese pop-idol Jay Chou. It was rumoured that Patty was the one who came between Jolin and Jay. Since then, Patty and Jolin have avoided each other in terms of work and appearances. However, the former rivals are forced to meet again thanks to this campaign.

As 7-Eleven’s ambassador, Jolin has anchored many of their major ad campaigns and products. Therefore, it came as a surprise when Patty was chosen to front the new ads.

7-Eleven’s public relations officer explained, “This is because the pairing up between Ah Xin and Patty will give off a more intriguing effect.”

As ambassadors of hot beverages, Patty’s laughter has left a very deep impression on a shy Ah Xin. She joked, “My laughter is more ‘man’ than Ah Xin’s!” and even teased the singer, “Are you intending to fly solo? Why are you the only one in Mayday who is filming this ad?”

On his impression of Patty, Ah Xin said, “My first impression of her was that she sounded just like a news anchor. In the beginning, talking to her is just like being interviewed. However, as the ad production started to drag into midnight, I saw another side to her, and realised that she is actually a very lively person.”

According to reports, 7-Eleven first approached Ah Xin before coming up with a list of possible female partners. Taking Ah Xin’s opinions into consideration, Patty was eventually chosen as his female counterpart. 7-Eleven’s public relations officer expressed that Jolin was not on the list.

In the advertisement, both Ah Xin and Patty play two people who are “more than friends but not yet a couple” and there are many scenes of Patty being embraced in Ah Xin’s arms. Response from viewers have been lukewarm with the main gripe being the scenes felt more like an older sister looking after her younger brother. This, despite the fact that Ah Xin is two years older than Patty.

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Rainie Yang and Show Luo to perform in New York as good friends

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Show Luo (Xiao Zhu) and Rainie Yang are “happy enemies.” Three years ago, the two went to the USA to sing for a concert, and at the time, they were in bad terms with each other, treating each other like air. However, everything has changed, Show will perform in the US on the 26th, and he invited Rainie to be the guest performer. Air became “partner.”

Even though Show and Rainie are from the same [management] company, they were in bad terms with each other. It started with Show’s [rumor] ex-girlfriend, Makiyo, creating some misunderstandings while transferring words between the two. In addition, after Rainie broke up with Ben, Show supported his friend, Ben, which in turn deepened the issue between the two. Both of them were continuously in a cold war situation.

After their managers’ efforts in resolving the issue between the two, and in addition, their collaboration in the new drama, , the story had a turn. “Enemies to Friends” were in theatres; they even had love rumors floating around. Show’s “Show on Stage” concert will be in the US on the 26th, marking a grand period. The guest performer will be Rainie, and the two will sing together. After three years of long chemical manipulation, the air has had a chemical reaction, changing into happiness.

After figuring out all the misunderstanding, Show and Rainie will go to the US, not ignoring each other anymore but playing around lovingly. Rainie sweetly said, “I have never been to New York before.” After hearing that, Show immediately insisted on taking Rainie around in New York. Even though Show’s English is not that good, he still had visited New York three times. In addition to being the guest performer in Jolin’s concert and taking dance classes, he also had photo shoots taken in New York. Thus, he knows a bit about New York.

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Kamis, 19 November 2009

Niki Chow avoids "smelly" guys

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Niki Chow attended a charity auction yesterday. A range of diamond perfume, the only range in the world was in auction. It was auctioned for 5000HKD at the end. Niki loved the diamond perfume, she disclosed that she had bought a few as Christmas present for her friends. Niki Told reporter " It would be nice if I have my own "Q" brand perfume to put on my favorite flowers. That way, I don't need diamond as it is too expensive." Niki remarked that everyone has his own body smell. Therefore even the same perfume may not be suitable for everyone. Reporter asked what body smell has her ex boyfriend had? Niki thought about it and said "Not smelly (Don't you like smelly guys?) Sure not, who wants a smelly boyfriend?" The reporter went on to ask if she minds her boyfriend wear perfume? Niki said some guys sweat a lot, and she can accept him putting on a bit of deodorant. Niki cannot stand some people using perfume or strong cologne to cover up for body odors.

Niki was wearing a fur yesterday. She was asked if they were real fur? Niki denied that by saying "You can see it is a fake one. I can't afford a real one, my sister hasn't got a real fur either. In Hong Kong, there is no need to wear fur, it isn't trendy to wear real fur anymore. It is very cruel."

Source: Wenweipao/On.cc/MingPao(image)
Translator: Hokkien128 @ http://www.asianvn.com

Michael Tse the Best Supporting Actor Award

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Michael Tse is getting ready to attend TVB's Anniversary Celebration on the 4th December. He went to the sponsoring Jewelry in Tsim Sha Tsui to chose his jewelry yesterday. Michael picked a set of diamond worth 4.8 million HKD, including a 13 carats brooch and a 35 carats bracelet as well as a 10 carats ring. Michael expressed that he is not used to choosing jewelry. He told reporter "The last time I went to a jeweler was when I had lost my wedding ring. It was a heartache that I prefer to forget." Michael knows diamond always keep its value, but he doesn't usually buy them. He was asked if his wife wants diamond as present from him? Michael said "I told her I owe it to her, if she wants a bigger one, she will have to wait patiently." Michael remarked that male artists don't wear many jewelry. This is so that the camera can focus on the female artists and show their sexiness . Tonight is TVB's anniversary evening gala, Michael will not dress formally, he said "I just need to present my self nicely because I am performing a dance. I won't wear any jewelry because it would be a disaster if I drop them." Michael will be performing with Ron Ng, Bosco Wong, Bernice Liu and Linda Chung. He joked "I am thrilled that the company still arrange for me to do this performance taking into account of my age. I need to grow some acne to look young." Talking about his confidence for winning the award, he said his confidence has increased day by day for winning the supporting actor's award. He and Wayne were not nominated in the same category. However, for the "Most favorite TV Actor" award, it is difficult to tell. Michael went on to say "This award is decided by the viewers who have to vote. I will respect this award, and I can't say that I am confident. I think that really depends if the company think I have worked hard enough."

Source: TakungPao
Translator: Hokkien128 @ http://www.asianvn.com

Charmaine Sheh is the most expensive "dinner guest"

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Guang Ming Daily reported that Hong Kong actress Charmaine Sheh See-Man is the most expensive "dinner guest". It is a common scenario in the special administrative region's entertainment industry for female artistes to attend dinner parties hosted by rich men for a price. Sheh was also Miss Hong Kong second runner-up in 1997. Rich men from China have offered the TVB star HK$1.5mil (RM650,610) to attend a dinner party.

Coming in second is Tavia Yeung Yi (RM520,490), followed by Miss Hong Kong 2005 Tracy Ip and model Chrissie Chau (RM346,990).

Source: Guang Ming Daily/Mingapo(image)
Translator: Hokkien128 @ http://www.asianvn.com

Joey Yung exposes being touched on the chest by Eason Chan

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"JOEY YUNG x EASON CHAN 903 IDCLUB STRETCH OUT CONCERT" was held last night. This is the first time Hilary Tsui brought her daughter out to a public event to support her husband after the rumors with Eason and Kay started. Eason's father came back from Beijing to watch the show, but Hilary was not seated with him, she was in the VIP spots. She did bring her daughter during the concert to sit with her grandfather though. Although Joey's good friend Denise Ho was not able to attend due to being in a musical, but she "sent out" her parents and older brother to support Joey. Denise's brother was one of the musicians for the concert, Joey also introduced him on stage. Looks like Denise and Joey's friendship is quite strong.

Joey help Eason wipe off sweat and pinned his hair back up

Joey and Eason were dancing on stage, having much chemistry. Joey saw that Eason's face was full of sweat, so she helped him wipe it off. Then she saw that his hair was messed up, so she used a hair clip to help Eason pin it up. Eason could not help but say: "You are moving here and there, I forget what I'm suppose to say!" He laughed and said that the last part of the concert is very intense, if the audience did not stand up, then the bottom half of their bodies must have a problem! Eason laughed and said: "Actually, it is my bottom half that has a problem, it's too big, so I had to go buy these pants in Europe."

Both sang the wrong lyrics

It was seen that Eason was too excited about their collaboration, when Eason performed (搜神記), he forgot the lyrics, then he hit his own head and asked if he could start over. Joey laughed at him: "If you sing it wrong again, then you have to be a dead dog!" When it was Joey's turn to perform the songs "Under Fuji Mountain" (富士山下) and "Solemn On Stage" (隆重登場), she also sang the wrong lyrics. Eason was afraid he'll mess up again, so he constantly looked at the lyrics displayed on the screen below the stage. When introducing the Western trumpet player, Eason jokingly said in English: "Thanking for blowing for us." (Meaning: thanks for playing for us.)

Touching each other's body; Eason touched Joey's chest?

At the very last part of the concert, the two of them performed hot dancing and singing, Joey was dressed in a white transparent top, making her bra visible. Both Eason and Joey were touching each other all over. Joey clamped onto Eason's thighs, while Eason carried her entire body up. Eason described the performance as OK: "Because rehearsal tired us out, so we kind of didn't want to look at the lyrics but at the same time we wanted to, there was a bit of nervousness too, which caused us to forget the lyrics. " Asked about the intimate dance he did with Joey, did he end up touching her chest area? Eason said: "I just touched the bone under her chest!" Joey then 'complained': "You did touch it! Maybe I'm too flat, so you didn't feel it!" Eason insisted that he only touched 4 bones under her chest.

Regarding Denise's family coming to support her concert. Joey said: "I am good friends with her whole family." It was reported that Hilary Tsui's fashion business is not doing well and needs to close. Eason did not answer. Joey helped him and said: "I am already the biggest customer, I often buy pretty clothes from them." Eason expressed that their fashion business is doing pretty ok, he praised his wife: "She is very capable, taking care of our daughter and also working on her business. Her business partner is also doing well."

Source: Mingpao, Oriental Daily (images)
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU

Rabu, 18 November 2009

Anita Yuen : "Born Rich" promotions is cause of poor ratings

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Anita Yuen, Joe Ma and the rest of the cast from "Born Rich" were promoting for the series at Discovery Bay Gold Club. Being part of the nominations for Best Actress, Anita was said to be the "black horse", Joe Ma who was besides her said: "Your not using contract to exchange for award!" Anita then fought back: "At the moment, only my son can tie me up!" The Producer than joked: "Then let's sign your son too!" Anita said: "You wish!"

Anita also complained that because of the lack of promotions, the ratings were affected. But she did say that the series has not reached its most exciting part, the ending episodes will be the most exciting: "Looks like audience likes the fighting scenes at the start of the series, but I don't mind the ratings. As long as I got to shoot a good series, then I'm already satisfied enough. (Any suggestions to help it?) The only way now is promotions. I don't think there is enough promotions, but I do understand it is hard to round up the cast members, many of our markets are in Mainland. I already have a son, or else I would go out there too, but we can still promote with a smaller group." The producer also admitted that there is not enough promotions for the series, and that soon there will be more.

Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU

Bosco Wong counts everything on Sponsors

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Bosco Wong attended a watch brand event and received a diamond watch as a gift from the organizers. He happily expressed that this is the first time he got a diamond watch. He reveals that his father has a collector of antique watches, sometimes he would ask him to borrow one to wear. But he's also afraid that he might lose it, he personally likes to collect red wines instead. He exposed that earlier he earned some money at a red wine auction and sometimes there are sponsors who sponsor him cell phones, computers and cameras. He smiled and said that if only there are sponsors for houses and cars, then that would be the best.

Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU

Ada Choi injures her leg and goes into hospital

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The other day Ada Choi went to Tianjin to shoot the programme [津夜嘉年華] for a Mainland TV Channel. While playing games Ada suddenly had an accident and injured her leg. Workers took her to hospital and fortunately she was Okay. Ada even uploaded photos of her in hopsital on to her blog. Husband Max Zhang took care of her and it clearly showed the happiness in the photos.

Ada stated that there were no signs of fractures in the X-rays. She talked about her husband sweetly "It feel's great when you're taken care of. I didn't need to walk either as he carried me". She expressed that since injuring her leg her husband was very worried.

Source: On.cc
Translation: matchbox @ http://illusive-serenity.forumotion.net/

Jamie Chik hopes to be awarded best Newcomer 2009

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Jamie Chik appeared as a guest for "Be My Guest" yesterday, Jamie is nominated for the Best Actress award this year. The reporter asked if she discussed about the awards with Stephen Chan? She replied "Don't count how many years I have been in the industry. I haven't been acting for 20 years. I would ask him to award me with 2009 Newcomer award as encouragement! (Discussing about contracts?) "I feel at home with TVB".

Source: On.cc
Translation: matchbox @ http://illusive-serenity.forumotion.net/

Dayo Wong doesn't know he is nominated for TV King award

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Dayo Wong is nominated for the Best Male actor award for TV series "You're Hired". Yesterday he returned from Canada to attend an event. He stated that he didn't know he was nominated for the award. "I am included in the nominee's list? I didn't know that, I thought the show was over! (Not yet) "Comedy's won't get awards". (Is it because your not TVB's biological son?) "Nothing to do with that". (Then who do you think will receive the award?) "Wayne Lai! He deserves it". (How about Best Female?) "I haven't seen their performances. I don't have the right to comment".

He expressed that he hasn't been in Hong Kong for 1 month therefore hasn't focused on any Hong Kong's news reports. The reporter asked if he would be attending the award ceremony? He replied "I have just returned to Hong Kong and not sure if I have time in my schedule". (Would he request TVB to arrange another type of role for him to play?) "This isn't for me to say, it's the audience". (Action movie?) "Many people have said I resemble Donnie Yen, let's not talk about that as he might not be happy about it!".

Source: On.cc
Translation: matchbox @ http://illusive-serenity.forumotion.net/

Chilam silently working diligently

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Julian Cheung and Myolie had been silently putting in effort for their work, they are finally rewarded.


Julian Cheung and Myolie Wu have just been arranged as a music couple, after that TVB set their eyes on them to make them into an onscreen couple. Last night, both of them arrived back to Hong Kong after filming their drama in Japan. This time round, they went to Japan, Otaru, Hakodate and Tokyo for 3 weeks to film the drama. A lot of people thought that it will be very to be able to go overseas to film dramas and variety shows, can work and play at the same time, but in reality, it is not as glamorous as we think. Take them who had been in Japan for 3 weeks as an example, Chilam asked his manager, “I didn’t even notice how the street looks like!” Having to start work at 3-4am every day, if it is a 3-4am schedule, had to get out of bed earlier to prepare, what time have to sleep? Does having to wake up early means you get enough sleep? Everyone saw the glamorous side of the artistes, does anyone know how much effort they have to give in return? Of course if there is rewards, it is worthwhile for Chilam and Myolie as their effort is equals to the rewards they get. But there are a lot of artistes who put in 8-10years but are still floating around the industry. Let’s not mention acting in dramas, if one is able t o get a small character in a drama with more than 2 lines of dialog, one will already be over the moon with joy. From what I observed in this industry, there are a lot of these kinds of small time artistes. Of course there are also a lot of famous and big stars, but a lot of these small time artistes are my friends too. Seeing them having their chance, even if there are only 3-4 lines of dialog, this is already better than those people who keep surrounding the mean lead, but didn’t even manage to show their face on screen!

So having saw how much effort Myolie and Chilam had put in, they really cherish every opportunity they have. That time I saw Chilam and Myolie was when their new duet had just been released and they are starting to do promotion. Chilam had grown a moustache as he wanted to make himself look more mature. He told me in distressed, “My looks are also my worries, so I hope to make some changes by growing a moustache!” Looking at his baby face, I can understand his worries! After Chilam had returned to Hong Kong from fliming overseas, it is his wife, Anita Yuen’s turn to go to China for filming. The couple have a tacit agreement, it is best if one is working while the other stay at home to take care of their son. Their son is their treasured darling, they don’t feel at eased leaving the maid totally in charge!

Credits: myoliewuhangyee.com
Translated by: Ting @ http://myoliewuhangyee.com/forum

Leila Tong seduces Simon Lo

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Leila Tong and Simon Lo etc. attended the ‘Popcorn’ Press Conference. Playing the role of a sexy model in the stageplay, Leila has to seduce Simon Lo, who plays the role of a Oscar-winning director, in order to climb up the ranks. Leila expressed that she will perform sexily, “There is a scene when I’ll have to do a sexy pose and take off stockings to seduce Simon Lo. Apart from having to kiss him, he will also have to kiss my leg and back!” She stated that she knows Simon quite well, thus there will not be any embarrassment during the performance.

Source: HKheadline
Credits: LEILA.T CONNECTED

Ella Koon is saving money to travel to Europe

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Ella Koon and Jim Yan appeared as models yesterday and wore clothing designed by a group of creative students. Recently she has been very busy and became sick while working in Beijing. Yesterday she was still sick at the event however gave a sweet smile when talking about her boyfriend. He reminded her to take the medication on time and was very caring. The reporter asked if she would take time off at Christmas? She said "On the 21st of this month I will be visiting San Francisco and Chicago to do live performances. Afterwards I will be going to Japan to promote my new album. I guess I be working over Christmas and cannot rest. Despite working overseas my earnings have increased. I would like to save money so that I can go on a shopping spree in Europe with my mom. I have confidence that i will be able to save a 6 digit figure next year and make travelling plans".

Source: Mingpao
Translation: matchbox @ http://illusive-serenity.forumotion.net/

Raymond Lam feels pain paying off over million taxes

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Yesterday Raymond Lam appeared at a Christmas event and looked tired. He revealed that he just returned from Shanghai to attend a ribbon cutting event and because of the local temperatures, he fell caught a cold while coming back to Hong Kong. In the recent years, Raymond has been very busy working, he admitted that this year he had to pay off over a million in taxes, quite painful. He said: "Actually my income grows every year, but I haven't done many series lately, so I had more opportunities to go out and earn real money! Next year, I will be even busier, working on a new film and will soon start recording for my new Mandarin album. But what I really want is to open a few more concerts."

Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU

Ekin Cheng to hold a concert next month

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Yesterday Ekin Cheng attended an event for digital camera brand Canon at Harbour City. The organizers gave him a camera covered with sparkling stones as a gift. Next month, Ekin will be holding a concert and will use the VIP tickets as a "gift back" for the camera. Asked if he would give the new camera to his girlfriend Yoyo Mung? Ekin said: "This one is for myself, how can you give away a gift that someone gave you?" He praised that Canon is very generous, not only did they give him a new camera as a gift, but they also provided the necessary materials for the camera (strap, instructions).

Asked if he takes pictures of his girlfriend in usual days? Ekin said: "Usually I would do so during vacations, but not really during usual days. (You take pictures of her!) When we are on trips, but I like to take pictures of scenery more, we are artistic! (Artistic photos are usually not useful) No one for me to take pictures of, actually I rather people take pictures of me, so I can see if I'm fit or not." Ekin frankly said that his girlfriend will be supporting two shows for his concert, but she won't be going on stage to duet with him. "Don't scare everyone, don't scare her."

Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU

Netizens attack Kevin's solo appearance in 'Forensic Heroes III'

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Kevin Cheng as bomb disposal specialist Ivan Yeung in Forensic Heroes II.


Earlier this month, TVB organized a drama sales presentation, introducing the upcoming year's drama productions. While the popular and critically successful Forensic Heroes series was announced to be filming a third season, original main cast Bobby Au-yeung, Frankie Lam, Yoyo Mung, etc. are nowhere to be seen. Instead, Kevin Cheng gives a solo appearance, causing netizens to come together to criticize the upcoming production, also remarking, "If there's no Bobby they shouldn't film it!"

Every year, the TVB Anniversary Awards are seen as an important event for the television world. TVB's sales presentation is also equally treated to be important. Earlier on TVB introduced the upcoming year's drama program lineup, which included the soon-to-film Forensic Heroes III. Bobby Au-yeung and Frankie Lam, who were part of the original main cast of the series, are nowhere to be seen for the third installment. Kevin Cheng's recurring character Ivan Yeung in Forensic Heroes II, however, is instead shown as the main lead in the upcoming production.

In 2006, Bobby Au-yeung and Frankie Lam's Forensic Heroes achieved high ratings of 38 points. Two years later the original cast, with the addition of Kevin Cheng and Charmaine Sheh, came together for a second season, which also garnered high ratings. Wanting to continue the success, TVB is already preparing for a third season. Unfortunately, the first and second generation cast is nowhere to be seen, including second generation cast member and Kevin Cheng's rumored girlfriend Charmaine Sheh. There is speculation that the reason why Charmaine Sheh is left out of the list is due to the fact that the audience might grow uninterested to the pair after their appearances together in both Forensic Heroes II and Beyond the Realm of Conscience. Aside Kevin Cheng's solo appearance in Forensic Heroes III, female cast members are also reduced to only Mandy Cho, Leanne Li, and Vivienne Yeo.

Many claim that Bobby Au-yeung is the trademark of Forensic Heroes. His absence in the third season disgruntled the audience. Recently many netizens came together in forums to discuss their disappointments in the third installment, claiming that the new production is like "hanging a goat's head but selling dog meat." Other netizens remarked that the absence of Bobby Au-yeung and Frankie Lam in the Forensic Heroes series is like without Ron Ng and Sammul Chan for the The Academy series. Netizen TENMA said, "What the hell? Can it not be called Forensic Heroes III? It stinks up the name!" Another netizen ken715 remarked, "If they're cutting out Bobby and Frankie, it shouldn't be called Forensic Heroes III. It ruins the name!" Other netizens remarked that as long as there is the Forensic Heroes series there should be Bobby Au-yeung, claiming Bobby to be the image of the series.

Reporters phoned Bobby Au-yeung's manager, asking if the reason of his absence in the series is due to schedule conflicts. She honestly replied "Actually, no one ever contacted us about it. (Forensic Heroes III only includes Kevin Cheng?) Maybe they think he's more suitable. I think it's better if you ask the producer." However, the drama's producer Mui Siu-ching is busy preparing the script, and could not be contacted.

Source: Sina
Translations by: miss scarlett @ AsianFanatics

Sammi Cheng to film Summer Holiday 2

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Sammi's schedule for 2010 is packed as she will be involved in 2 movies next year. Right after her concert in December, she will be shooting Summer Holiday 2 with Richie Ren and another movie directed and starred by Jan Lam.

Sammi and Jan have been good friends and Jan approached Sammi recently to be in a romantic comedy movie directed by him. The story talks about an ordinary man who meets a "small" woman. Both of them who are enemies at first becomes a couple. Investment for the movie stands at HKD20mil. A bulk of the cost will come from actor's salary and it was known that Sammi's salary alone is HKD6mil. Jan Lam who is the script writer, director and actor will pocket about HKD2.5mil.

Before being in Jan's movie, Sammi will first be shooting Jingle Ma's Summer Holiday 2. 9 years ago, the movie managed to gross HKD21mil which was quite good. In March next year, the team will be heading to Redang Island, Malaysia to shoot the second installment. The movie will talk about life after marriage where they spend everyday in the island together. It will bring out the message that it is easy to be together but staying together will lead to many arguments at home. Investment in the movie is about HKD25mil. Jingle Ma is already asking someone to write the script for him.

When talked about being in another movie with Richie, Sammi said that she is very happy and is looking forward to working with the team. She knew the story will talk about life after marriage and it will be quite fun. She said the movie will only start shooting after the year end concert and once she has some rest.

Source & Credits: sammicheng.popz.tv

"The Morning of the Flying Fish in Hanami" in Hokkaido

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Filming in Hokkaido Too Happy to be Homesick
Michael Tse and Tavia Yeung Kiss Romantically in the Snow

Michael Tse, Julian Cheung (Chi Lam), and Tavia Yeung went to Hokkaido to film for "The Morning of the Flying Fish in Hanami". Besides filming, they can enjoy the beautiful scenery, and indulge in sashimi and Japanese cuisine. After arriving in Hokkaido for a week, they ate non-stop, and it seemed as if they were filming a food and drink programme. However, Michael and Chi Lam will have a hot springs scene, and they will be required to reveal the top half of their body, so they cannot eat too much. Michael says, "It is not hard to hold back on eating, but the most labourious is the hot springs area. They only allow us to film there in the morning from 7 to 8. The weather is very cold, so my mouth is shivering when I say my lines". Michael and Tavia will play a couple, and Michael says that in his career, Tavia is the female artiste he has had the most kiss scenes with. He says, "This time, I will have four kiss scenes with her. I have never kissed that many times before [in series]. It also snowed during the filming process, so it felt a bit romantic". And Michael is most happy to work with his idol. "Actually, this is my first time working with Damian Lau. He is my idol, and I have learnt a lot from him. Generally speaking, I am very happy filming this series!"

Caption 1: Michael, Chi Lam, Tavia, and Myolie all in Hokkaido filming a new series.

Caption 2: Damian is his idol and Chi Lam is his friend. No wonder Michael is so happy filming this series.

Caption 3: Michael and Chi Lam will play sushi chefs. In order to film this hot springs scene, the two of them did not dare to eat the tasty food in front of them.

Caption 4: Michael and Tavia's relationship in the series is difficult and hard to resolve. This pairing is very refreshing.

Caption 5: Michael will have four kiss scenes with Tavia, luckily they are both good actors, so they did not have NG much.

Translated by: hyn5 @ http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com/

Tavia Yeung accompanies Sheren Tang to join the competition

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Tavia Yeung who portrayed as an evil role for the first time in [Beyond], are selected as the hot favourite for Best Actress together with Charmaine Sheh and Sheren Tang. However, Tavia expressed that there are still rooms for improvements on her acting skills and Sheren Tang is the ideal Best Actress for her. She is just merely accompanying them to join the competition.

Tavia Yeung portrayed as Yiu Kam Ling in TVB grand production, Beyond The Realm Of Conscience. In the series, she did all sorts of evil deeds just to increase and maintain her high position in the palace. However in real life, Tavia Yeung is someone that doesn’t have high demanding or wish and not a bit like Yiu Kam Ling who has high wild schemes. Although Tavia Yeung was rumoured being arranged with good sister, Ah Sheh in [Beyond] to build a great force to attack Sheren Tang in order to arrange for Tavia Yeung to become the hot favourite for Best Actress award this year, however, Tavia Yeung feels that it is not her time to gain that position yet and she still can continue to make improvements in her acting skills.

Fourth Mistress deserves to win

Tavia Yeung said, “I did not think before on winning Best Actress based on Kam Ling’s role. I’m happy enough if I can be nominated. There are peoples that always ask me whether I want to receive awards or not. Actually who doesn’t want to receive awards. This is because awards mean encouragement. However, I’m already happy if I get to be nominated this time. I don’t think it is time for me to receive this award yet. I still have a lot of spaces for improvements. I myself support Sheren Tang to win this award. This is because she really acted very well in the series. Her acting skills and experiences are much better than me. Therefore, Sheren really deserves for this award. I watched her performance before in [War and Beauty]. Her acting skills really have the level and stage. Meanwhile, the public praise for Fourth Mistress in [Rosy Business] was so great. Actually, Sheren’s acting skills are very natural and lively. For example, when I watched [The Family Link], her housewife’s style was really vivid and realistic."

Not easy to portray villain role, difficulties in eyes expressions

Tavia Yeung keeps on praising Sheren Tang’s acting skills. When asked about her own performance in [Beyond], she expressed that [it is not easy to become an evil person]. She is still happy even without an award. What Tavia Yeung cares the most is whether there are improvements in her acting skills. The first time of portraying evil role had given her breakthrough and challenges. Tavia Yeung put a lot of hard work and efforts before portraying this villain role.

She said, “Actually it is hard to portray villain role. I think back how I used eyes expressions in some of the scenes. It was not easy to do that. Therefore, it is harder to become an evil person than a good person. When I knew that I had to portray a villain role, I started to observe Michelle Yim and Suzanna Kwan’s acting before this. Actually, evil is a very deep knowledge. I hope that my performance is evil from inside. Amongst villain roles, I admire Roger Kwok. He has the good boy look. However, when he portrayed villain role, his look turned into another person. When he portrayed good person, he also could give the honest and upright feels to peoples. Meanwhile, Gallen Lo is also evil in [Born Rich]. However, I will not make comparisons with them. This is because all of them are seniors. I’m just junior and I don’t dare to make comparisons with them."

Source: Oriental Daily
Credits: Jessie's Blog

Kamis, 12 November 2009

S.H.E pockets $11 million of advertising fee in 6 months

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BABELICIOUS pop trio S.H.E were wide-eyed sweetie pies when they started out as singers eight years ago.

But now, with their sex appeal revved up a notch, this Taiwanese girl group have morphed into endorsement queens.

Their record label, HIM International Music, said the group earned NT$260 million ($11m) in the last six months alone. They have appeared – both solo and as a group – in 17 advertisement campaigns in Taiwan, China and other parts of Asia. Last Friday, the toothy threesome were in town for yet another product launch – Osim’s new slimming device uKimono. Although they were diva-ishly late for the media session at the Conrad Centennial Hotel – they overslept, apparently – local reporters quickly forgave them once they turned on their girlish charms.

The girls obligingly struck a variety of cute poses for the cameras, and their answers came fast and furious during an interview with The New Paper. One question, in particular, prompted much laughter and made them slap one another on the arms during their replies.

Would they consider appearing in lingerie ads?

Ella Chen was hesitant. ‘To do that, we must first have the right figure,’ said the 28-year-old, who sports a short haircut. Hebe Tien, 26, was more outspoken. In her saccharine voice, she said they wouldn’t mind posing in undergarments if the ad is ‘filmed artistically’. ‘But if the advertiser requires the models to jump up and down on the mattresses, and our breasts have to bounce, then we won’t do it,’ she added, laughing. Selina Ren, 28, agreed. She said: ‘The ad must not be insulting towards women.’

Diamonds?

But she immediately added: ‘While jumping up and down, if there are diamonds falling out, then I may consider it!’ Explaining, Selina said she would like to be the face of a ‘bling brand’. The group said they would probably turn down offers that may not suit their ‘vibrant, youthful and cheerful’ image. We won’t endorse anything that’s ‘bad’,’ said Ella. ‘And no items prohibited by the law,’ Hebe chipped in. Selina added: ‘We won’t do advertisements for medical products too because there have been artistes who were drawn into controversies when the medicine they endorsed resulted in problems.’

In February, the Chinese government banned actors from taking on the role of medical experts in advertisements for drugs after a group of Internet vigilantes exposed several fake experts and fake brands, reported China Daily. S.H.E also shared what products it hope to endorse in the future. ‘A car,’ said Hebe. ‘Car ads normally have nice storylines.’ Ella was more specific. ‘Mercedes Benz would be good! I hope they will notice us after your report.’ The dough has been rolling in for S.H.E. The products they have endorsed range from burgers to a karaoke chain. They said solo endorsements are rotated among the three of them to ensure fairness. Their Osim uKimono event at Ion Orchard was attended by hundreds of fans. The trio confidently demonstrated how to use the slimming belt massager while flaunting their well-toned legs and waists.

Well-rewarded

Both the singers and Osim declined to reveal the endorsement fees, but Ella told local newspaper Lianhe Zaobao that it’s a lot of money. ‘ After knowing it, you would want to be an artiste too,’ she said. Not only is S.H.E attracting advertisers, the group is also a magnet for gossip. Selina has been romantically linked with Taiwanese lawyer Zhang Chengzhong, comedian Huang Zijiao and host Show Luo. Hebe was reportedly the love interest of Taiwanese pop icon Jay Chou and actor Li Wei. And Ella supposedly hooked up with Wu Chun, who is a member of red-hot boyband Fahrenheit and her co-star in Taiwanese drama The Tricks Of Boys And Girls, as well as singer-actor Anthony Kuo. With a huge fan base comprising both male and female teenagers, S.H.E said ‘it will never split’ as a pop group. However, the members are also concurrently pursuing solo careers.

Ella, the comedienne among the three, will continue to focus on acting. Selina will work on hosting variety shows. She had previously collaborated with top Taiwanese host Jacky Wu for the show Guess, Guess, Guess. Hebe will be the first of the group to release a solo album, which is currently still in the planning stage.

88news.net

Fish Leong getting married in Philippines

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Malaysian songstress Fish Leong will have her wedding ceremony in the Philippines, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

About 50 guests are expected to attend the occasion which will be held on an island in February.

Leong has been busy completing her scheduled concerts.

Currently, Leong is performing concerts in Hangzhou, China.

88news.net

Show Luo encounters crazy fans in train

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The media has reported that Show Luo encountered some crazy female fans while in China for promotional business. He divulged that while he was traveling in a sleeper train, the fans groped the boards of the wall across from him and said, “We’re honored that we can go to sleep next to the same wall as yours.”

When Show went to China for promotional business, he took a sleeper car to Guangzhou, since he was worried that the weather was too foggy for plane travel. Upon seeing bunk beds in the sleeper car, it made him remember his former boy band days with “Four Heavenly Kings”, where he would sleep in the upper bunk bed and steal a phone call to his then girlfriend.

While Show was busy recalling old memories and playing video games, some fans from across the wall overheard him and recognized his voice. Not only did they take turns confessing their love for him as they groped the wall, they also played some sort of finger-guessing game to see who would sleep next to the same wall adjacent to Show’s. The winning fan stroked the wall and confessed her privilege of sleeping next to Show across the wall, scaring Show to pray that he would sleep soon.

88news.net

Jing Wong comments on his fame from “Momo Love”

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Innately Awkward Jing Wong is the “Pistachio” of “Momo Love” Crew

Singaporean native Jing Wong has been maintaining a relatively positive attitude in his acting debut for Taiwanese idol drama “Momo Love”. His relatively newcomer status doesn’t seem to show though, as many viewers of the Taiwanese idol drama “Momo Love” initially thought that he was the lead actor of the show instead of Fahrenheit’s Jiro Wang.

Furthermore, every time he’s interviewed by Taiwanese journalists, he shyly tries to sidestep them with responses like “Don’t ask me these questions. I’ll embarrass myself!”

Heading back to the spotlight last week, Jing switched styles in how he responds. Still acting like his character in the drama, he innocently responds with “Fine, fine.” But while he described himself as amusing and professed to being an idiot, it’s really just for entertainment value.

A Role that Provokes Laughs and Outshines the Handsome Guys

Besides Jiro and fellow Fahrenheit member Calvin Chen, rounding out the cast of handsome guys in “Momo Love” is the media-dubbed “Fashion F4” that is Ken Chu, Blue Lan, Ding Chun Cheng, and Godfrey Gao. The last four and Jing make up the brothers of lead actress Cyndi Wang’s character in the show, and if one were to line up all the brothers together, Jing doesn’t seem to compare. But who knew that ever since the drama started airing, that the person most discussed about and fawned over is actually Jing.

Seeing him speak in the drama and provoking laughs, it’s no wonder that his words and actions continue to seem more “normal” than the other actors.

What are some amusing things that Jing does secretly?

Jing: I will say pointless jokes…I think I’m still a really entertaining guy. *pauses, then adds* I’ll look right inside the camera… *pretends that he’s reading a dialogue* …a little bit like…an idiot.

Jing: When I was in school, my classmates thought I was Russian, or some Chinese but didn’t know where from.

Taiwanese media has reported Jing as being “innately awkward”, but his impressions with others have been considerably great. He’s the “Momo Love” crew’s pistachio (happy fruit), and takes the initiative to help out the staff when he’s not being filmed in the drama.

The reporter then told Jing that he has a bigger role in the show, even though Jiro is the star of the show. He then asks Jing if he feels bad (about his bigger role).

Jing: No way, I’m the new guy!

The Most “Kissing Scene Benefits” in “Momo Love”

One can see examples of Jing being being welcomed by the media coverage. Back when Jing was new, as he and the other actors in the drama were promoting the drama on the streets, his likable persona had people crowding around him, and his newfound popularity was actually taking attention away from the other actors.

While the Taiwanese media have already dubbed Jing as “innately awkward”, he’s actually quite popular, and is referred to by the “Momo Love” crew as their “pistachio (happy fruit)”. When he’s not being filmed in the drama, Jing actively helps with the boom microphone, since the person that carries it is a girl, and carries the heavy microphone easily on his sturdy shoulders.

Jing has already had his first screen kiss (with Albee Huang) in a previous MV, and although he often gets bullied as the fifth brother by his other brothers, he’s quite popular with the girls. Since he has so many “kissing scene benefits”, it enticed Jiro to say with envy, “I also want to act [in those scenes].”

The character played by Jiro’s Fahrenheit band mate Calvin Chen also wants to pursue the sister of Jing’s character, but since he’s afraid of getting exposed, Calvin intentionally pretends to be gay and sacrifices a “mischievous kissing scene” with Jing.

Asked about this, Jing said, “If I were the one initiating the kissing scene, I would be nervous. But since I was the victim, I wasn’t. As long as I wasn’t the one doing it.” He said that he closed his eyes completely, as if he was prepared for it.

Asked by the report if he felt any shock from being kissed by Calvin, Jing said, “I shouldn’t be, should I?” Afterwards, Jing said that he was looking forward to kissing a female actress, and replied, “Because after shooting the MV (with Albee Huang), I felt it a sense of beauty to it. And since I got a kiss that I didn’t want, I treasured it.” Jing then put on a serious face, but then gave a goofy take on it.

Reporter: You’ve been very fortunate with your role. Must be satisfying.

Jing responded that the kissing part was satisfying, but that everything else was strenuous. For example, not only did he fall into a dirty trench, but also wore a beard prop and had to fight back the tickling sensation of wearing it. Jing also said that he had makeup put on his head to make it look like a wound, and had to fight back the urge of scratching the uncomfortable sticky feeling from the dye.

Jing didn’t break a sweat during the interview, obviously showing his experience with the Taiwanese media environment.

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Selina SHE wants to marry at age 28, give birth at 30

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Taiwanese female pop group S.H.E arrived in Singapore last Friday to attend the promotion event for a newly launched product – OSIM uKimono. Other than sharing tips on how to optimize the use of the slim belt massager to achieve the ideal figure, Ella also revealed about Selina’s undivided attention when in the presence of hunks.

S.H.E was at ION Orchard to grace the OSIM promotion event. During the press conference, the trio was interacting in a carefree manner with the media and had much fun with their fans. When talking on the topic of flab on guys, Selina joked that she likes well-built charismatic guys who must be well-toned at his hands, abdomen and chest. Hearing this, Ella immediately added, “When she caught sight of hunks, her eyes will really sparkle!”

Selina then elaborated she would take an extra glance at guys whom she think are good-looking, just like how guys would take time to admire pretty ladies when they see one. Meanwhile Ella shared that her greatest “fear” is guys with “Bye bye flesh” (flabby arms). Hebe said, “If a man’s tummy is too big until it bulges outside his pants that would be quite scary too!”

The trio was donned in different design outfits in white colour with the newly endorsed slim belt massager strapped to their waists. On-stage, they exchanged words merrily, making the event very lively. From their good chemistry, it is not hard to imagine how deep their “sisterhood” is. During the interview, the trio shared that despite the differences in their personalities, they are constantly influencing each other. Thus, as days go by, they actually become more alike too. Ella shared that Selina is the most optimistic among them and thus, she would learn to adopt that attitude from her.

Recently in their world tour concerts in Hong Kong and Shanghai, S.H.E showcased more of their sexiness. Ella clarified that the new images during the concert is just to complement their performances, however, it does not mean that “sexiness” will be S.H.E’s style hereafter. Nonetheless, as time passes by, S.H.E would also gradually mature and naturally exude a feminine sensuality.

Selina said, “We are now at the crossroads of girls-to-women, thus, we would radiate a sexy charm.” Agreeing with her, Ella quipped, “At the current stage, we have the femininity and innocence which will probably be most attractive to some guys! Haha.” Hebe chipped in, “The most natural sexiness will probably be most charming.”

So would being in love make a person sexy? In response, Ella shared, “Being in love and being sexy are 2 different states. Love could make one feel crazy, as it could turn you into a totally different person. But when a woman has confidence and accepts her true self, she would naturally exude an attractive charisma.”

When reporters of xin.sg asked S.H.E just how much longer the group would remain, the trio answered unanimously that they will continue to be together. Selina said with affirmation, “We have always been developing our careers in the areas we are interested in, but we will not disband. So please do not be worry.”

Hebe added, “Even if we should no longer be in market demand, S.H.E’s friendship will still continue for a long time to come.” Ella pointed to the endorsed slim belt massager on her waist and replied, “We will be secured tightly together forever!” Indeed the trio’s assurance is a strong boost of confidence to the fans’ and the fans reciprocated their support through cheers and applause.

Ella Wishes to Star in Action Movies!

During the 15th Singapore Hit Awards (SHA) held last Friday, S.H.E and Mayday each bagged 4 awards. S.H.E’s win for the [Best All-Rounder Artiste] award is definitely without a doubt. After all, other than singing, S.H.E’s endeavors into releasing a memoir, hosting and acting in idol dramas have been well-received by the masses.

It seemed what is lacking now is the venture into movies. S.H.E shared candidly that they do look forward to acting in movies, but they have not come across any suitable scripts so far. In the advertisement for their recent endorsement, the trio transformed into kungfu-fighting girls, and Ella also shared that she hopes to star in an action movie. When asked to name who would she like to work with, Ella replied without second thoughts, “Jet Li. He has real kungfu skills and is a philanthropist, who founded the One Foundation. It would be a great honour to work with him in an action movie.”

Who is the Ideal Boyfriend?

The trio is full of praises for the male artistes they had worked with, such as Show Luo, Jay Chou, Wu Chun and Jerry Yan. Although some of them have become friends, none seemed suitable as boyfriends!

When asked about Jerry, whom Ella recently worked with, she shared, “You would see a different side of him during filming. I will feel sad for him because he is a perfectionist who tends to pressurize and suppress himself too much. I wish that he can be truly happy.”

Subsequently the trio became hyper again when probed on their criteria for Mr Right and they each shared their views. Ella commented, “A perfect person might not necessarily be the most suitable one. On the other hand, it is most important to find someone whom you can get along perfectly with.”

Hebe said, “That person must be kind and humorous to avoid boredom and cynicism.“

Selina added, “There must be mutual understanding and trust and always little sparks of chemistry. When I was young, I wanted to get married by 28, and give birth by 30 years old.” Selina just celebrated her 28th birthday recently, and she said although she has yet to get married at 28, she still look forward to the next stage of her life and hope that it would not be too late.

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Chen Shu Takes Over Lead Role for ‘Jane Eyre’

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Love in a Fallen City star Chen Shu will take over the lead role for stage drama Jane Eyre in its second round of performance from December 10 to 23, Beijing Star Daily reports.

Rumor has it that the original female lead, Yuan Quan, who announced her marriage with follow actor Xia Yu in late August, is now pregnant and had to drop out of the production.

As the first original stage drama presented by the National Center for the Performing Arts, Jane Eyre, co-starring celebrated actress Yuan Quan and Chinese Broadway star Wang Luoyong, was widely acclaimed by the audience after its debut in June.

Chen Shu talked about the pressure in recasting the fine image portrayed by Yuan Quan while not being restrained and affected by the original.

Actress Chen Shu became well known after playing Bai Liushu in Love in a Fallen City, a TV adaptation from Eileen Chang’s novel. Before that, she was already an established actress on stage, and has successfully played a slew of roles such as Chen Balu in the play Sunrise.

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Na Ying kicks off World Tour Concert after 7 years in seclusion

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Pop diva Na Ying will start a world comeback concert tour after seven years in seclusion.

Na’s agency said she has been preparing for the concert tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her showbiz career for about a year. Major stops on the world tour include Beijing.

The Beijing concert will be held at Capital Gymnasium on December 31 and include all of Na’s most popular songs of the past 20 years.

The recently released poster for Na’s world tour shows her looking stunning in a slinky sequined, shimmering mermaid dress while holding a classic microphone.

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Vicky Zhao as Mulan in theatres November 27

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Hong Kong director Jingle Ma’s movie “Mulan” will join in the year-end battle at the Chinese box office.

The historical epic is set for release across China on November 27, sina.com reports.

A premiere ceremony will be held at the Beijing Workers’ Stadium on November 16 and will be broadcast live on Zhengjiang Satellite Television.

Cast members Vicky Zhao (Zhao Wei) and Jaycee Chan attended a press conference in Beijing on Monday to warm up for the release.

Vicky Zhao, who plays the title role, said she was moved to tears when she watched the movie and that she’s confident it will not disappoint moviegoers.

Of the movie’s rivals, Vicky said she most wants to see director Zhang Yimou’s “Amazing Tale: Three Guns.”

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Taiwan Jerry Yan is the “Most Lovable Male Star” in Asia

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Jerry Yan Cheng Xu’s High Popularity Won Him The Most Lovable Male Star In Asia

After being the International King of Jeans last month, Yan Cheng Xu will visit Japan again tomorrow, and he will attend The SKY PerfecTV Awards Show the day after. His popularity is really high!

Actually, the 20-yr anniversary volume of an influential magazine, CREA, held a voting of “09’s Most Lovable Asian Male Star”, and Yan Cheng Xu successfully won the 4th place.

And for the voting of “The Most Lovable Male Artiste In Japan”, Fukuyama Masaharu won the first place for the 4th consecutive year, and Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kimura Takuya, and Tamaki Hiroshi won the 2nd to 4th place respectively. Miura Haruma beat Okada Masaki and Takeru Satoh to become The Most Lovable Male Stars in the Next Generation.

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Jerry Yan Cheng Xu Was Voted As Good Man In Asia

Japanese magazine, CREA, has been in print for 20 years. In the newest volume published, it announced the winners of The Good Men In 21st Centary voted by its readers. It resulted that Fukuyama Masaharu, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Kimura Takuya dominated the first 3 places, and Tamaki Hiroshi, who’s on the cover page, got the 4th place.

In the category of Asian Male Stars, Yan Cheng Xu won the voting with a group of Korean stars. He will attend the award ceremony in Japan this week.

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Jumat, 06 November 2009

Former flames, Ella and Baron Chen fight on screen

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Baron Chen and ex-lover Ella had broken up in a sudden unresolved fight leaving scratches on the neck. While it has already been a long time, these two parallel lines shall once again clash on screen. CTS's idol drama Fairy Tale Under the Stars 星光下的童話 (T/N: No official English name has been released yet) starring Baron Chen will soon go against CTV's Down With Love starring Ella. Baron Chen remained expressionless when he heard this and simply let out an, "Oh."

Though Baron Chen and Ella once shared a passionate relationship, it's difficult nowadays for them to even be friends. The former flames will decide who among them is the better of the two through their upcoming TV shows. Baron’s drama Fairy Tale Under the Stars will include the likes of Tanaka Chie, Lego Li, and Megan Lai, while Down With Love will star Jerry Yan alongside Ella. The upcoming Sunday idol drama showdown will be a glorious battle.

Baron Chen was not easy to deal with in the past, and it showed with the numerous criticisms he was receiving. Even his makeup artist, Chai Zhi Bing, noted that Baron would point at him and make statements such as “This or that won't do.” This time, however, during the filming of the drama Fairy Tale Under the Stars, Baron turned a new leaf and surprisingly befriended Megan Lai, whom he had never gotten along with in the past. Baron even followed directions from Zhao Shu Hai (T/N: Mark Zhao's father) without reservation. Previously, Baron developed a big shot attitude that incited Zhao to slap him in response. Zhao felt that slapping Baron was necessary at the time, or else he would have done so more often in the future. Without further comments, Baron extended his neck and received his physical punishment until he was dazed and no longer wanted to cause any more trouble.

In the filming of the drama, Baron could not get along with Megan Lai and her supposed pretentious attitude. He embarked to Beijing that day for the filming of the ancient story Butterfly Sword with the strongly male-minded female actress Ivy Chen. From Ella to Megan Lai and then to Ivy Chen, Baron seems to have hit it off best with the tomboy.

Source: CpopAccess

Eddie Peng's 5 Year Frozen Voice to Fight for Album

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Ever since Eddie Peng’s debut he has mainly been filming, but he finally can embrace the “dreams of being a singer”, but simply because of his looks and singing talent couldn’t be sided. Signed with Sony but frozen for 5 years, never thought going out with Jolin, because of the little queen’s contact, lately he’s stimulated to try the music industry. After hearing this his previous manager Liu Hui Ci actually said: “Which company would dare to produce? He and I still have a contract period, there’s still a court date this 6th.”

Singing ability and appearance is said too far apart

Eddie has always wanted to be a singer, the year before while he filmed idol drama “Honey & Clover”, had actually formed the group Clover with the cast Joe Cheng and others to produce TV OST, at that time he recorded it word by word, a lot of people said after hearing it: “singing ability and appearance is too far apart.”

He also at the time confessed if you’re not from that industry you don’t understand that industry, singing really relies on natural talents, but he was still influenced by Jolin, again the thought of being a singer ignited. It is reported lately he has quietly recorded a new album, and has gone about to finalize the new song’s MV with the director, except some directors that know he is in conflict with contracts, doesn’t want to get pulled in the water to decline filming.

Ex-manager says once recorded good voice has called cuts

He has asked previously teachers Bao Xiao Chong, Komatsu, Chen Jun Ting to learn singing, rumours says his voice is helpless, his ex-manager Liu Hui Ci said: “He was with Sony BMG for 5 years, once all the promotional pictures were filmed, at the end it was not produced, that is because of his voice abilities, the record company does not have confidence, at the end gave up.”

She said: “Not only the 5-6 teachers teaching him singing, I can only say his voice is special, at least the technology today can do anything, using technology can help.” On Eddie’s side his line is not answered, there’s no response to answer.

Source: Liberty Times
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Gary Cao Shocking Smashing of TV in Hotel

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[Golden Melody King] drunken Gary Cao hits HK celeb Justin, the violence case has to be closed, yesterday he was home in Malaysia nursing his health, surprisingly is hit again by another attack, rumours says when Gary stayed at Traders Hotel, was out of control to smash a television, and is a refused customer to enter the hotel!

Psychiatrist not closing to accompany chatting

Gary at the end of September went to HK to do promotions, went out drinking with buddy Justin then became a fight, the two were immediately fighting in the street, Gary mad so he started to hit, after the fact he did a press con to apologize, but Justin’s management company still continues to seek legal responsibilities. The issue is now under investigations with the HK Police.

After the violent situation, Gary cancelled all promotions, and has returned to Malaysia to rest, he admits that he is having psychological problems, as soon as knots are untied, friends would talk to him, yesterday he happily replied: “I’m currently fine, feelings are a lot better.”

Manager yells not possible

Yesterday with the rumours of out of control, the person that leaked the news said while he was staying at Traders Hotel and out of control smashed the hotel room’s television, the hotel refused the customer’s stay, his manager yelled “Impossible!” As for Gary’s reaction, he said calmly: “That’s exaggerated!”

Gary said, he deliberately went home to Malaysia, is to avoid all the gossip, “never thought, there is still those that get me.” He was surprised to be attacked by the rumour, thinks it was deliberate, but his ways of handling the situations has improved, “I’ve changed a lot during this time, I’m not angry of rumours, but actually sad.”

Fear rumours would affect police judgement

Gary’s assault case in HK is still yet to be closed, he analyzed calmly: “I’m currently in a situation where I can hit and not fight back situation, fear rumours would affect the HK Police’s sentencing, this is really unfair to me.” He stressed again rumours are unfounded. Reports also called Traders Hotel to ask, the hotels PR manager was not able to respond, but low key to say: “Not sure if there is such a situation, it’ll have to be investigated to be sure” and hung up the call.

Source: YAM
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