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  1. Obituary: Veteran Actor Lee Siu-kei Passes Away at 69 Born in 1949, Lee was a triad member prior to coming clean and becoming an actor. Known for his many iconic portrayals of gangsters in classic 90’s Hong Kong films, Lee has also produced, financed, and supported many films with triad-related topics. He is perhaps best known for playing “Boss Keith” in the Young and Dangerous <古惑仔> film series. Lee has also appeared in many Stephen Chow (周星馳) films, notably The God of Cookery <食神> and Lawyer Lawyer <算死草>. After suffering a stroke in 2015, Lee slowly faded out of the entertainment scene to focus on his well-being and quality of life. After being diagnosed with liver cancer in 2018, it was said that Lee considered giving up on treatment, but under the support of family members and friends, he decided to undergo surgery to have his tumor removed. On February 12, 2019, Lee married his longtime girlfriend of 30 years, 58-year-old Yau Hau-ching (邱巧貞). Louis Koo (古天樂), chairman of Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild, told the press, “I have heard about how much he’s been struggling in the past few days. We had been monitoring his developments. His family is doing the funeral arrangements now. If they need anything, we will definitely help.” Lee’s close friend Frankie Ng (吳志雄) told the media that his heart is “in pain,” saying, “I received the news today through a friend, who is a pastor. My heart was already hurting when I heard that he was sick, but now that he’s passed, it feels a lot more painful. He was sick for a very long time, and he was in a lot of pain. But now, he’s in heaven, in a better place without sickness or pain. May he rest in peace.” Source: On.cc https://www.jaynestars.com/news/obituary-veteran-actor-lee-siu-kei-passes-away-at-69/ R.I.P
  2. Jose Antonio Reyes: Former Arsenal winger dies aged 35 Former Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car accident aged 35, Spanish club Sevilla have announced. "We couldn't be confirming worse news," the La Liga club said on Twitter. The Spaniard joined the Gunners from Sevilla in January 2004 and was part of the 'Invincibles' side that went through the 2003-04 season unbeaten, winning the Premier League. He later spent a season on loan at Real Madrid in 2006-07, winning the title. Sevilla paid tribute to the "eternal legend", adding that he was "one of the most valuable home grown players in the history of the club". Flags in Reyes' hometown of Utrera will fly at half mast for the next two days, according to a statement on the city council website. The statement also revealed the accident happened on a road linking Utrera with Seville and a relative of Reyes was also killed. Reyes' coffin will be taken to Sevilla's stadium on Sunday before being moved to Utrera ahead of his funeral on Monday. Reyes leaves behind his wife Noelia Lopez, whom he married in June 2017, and three children, daughters Noelia and Triana and son Jose Antonio Jr from a previous relationship. A minute's silence will be observed at Saturday's Champions League final as a mark of respect to Reyes, who was the first Spaniard to win the Premier League. Henry leads tributes to 'exceptional human' Reyes Arsenal paid tribute to their former player, saying they were "devastated by the shocking news". Gunners legend Thierry Henry, who played alongside Reyes between 2004 and 2007, called him a "wonderful player, superb team-mate and exceptional human being". "I wish his family and friends continued strength and courage to get through this difficult time," he added on Twitter. Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas called Reyes his "first great friend in the world of professional football", and added: "My room-mate, who always wanted to sleep with the air conditioning even at -10 degrees. "A humble guy who always had a smile on his face, great footballer and great person. I could not wake up today in a worse way. I will never forget when you and your family welcomed me at your home in my first Christmas in England when I was alone and was 16 years old. I will never forget our tennis football matches in the gym before and after workouts. "Our connection in the field was also special. "I always say that you have been one of the greatest talents in our football and I know that I am not wrong. "Two days ago I was talking about you in an interview, it might be a sign, who knows, to remember you, my great friend. "I will never forget you, we will never forget you. Always in our hearts. Rest in peace Jose Antonio Reyes. Love you very much. Cesc." Current Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who managed Reyes at Sevilla, spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live before the Champions League final in the Spanish capital, describing it as "a very, very sad day". "Today we were thinking about enjoying a big day here in Madrid for English football, but this news changes my mind. "He was a hard-worker. We won the Europa League together. He was an amazing man, an amazing player. I learnt a lot from him. "He was always smiling, he had great quality. The key moment before the final for the Europa League, he told me: 'Coach, if you want to win, you need to pick me in the first XI.'" Former Atletico Madrid team-mate Sergio Aguero said: "Moved by the death of José Antonio Reyes, a very good friend and partner with whom I shared great moments. A lot of pain. My condolences and all my support to your relatives." Ex-Arsenal player Freddie Ljungberg said: "Numbed by the news about my former team-mate, Jose Antonio Reyes. Gone far too soon, my thoughts are with his family and friends." Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said: "He had a glittering career and won numerous honours wherever he played and I am shocked and saddened that his life has been so tragically cut short." His current club Extremadura said in a statement on Twitter: "With a broken heart Extremadura UD announce the death of their player Jose Antonio Reyes in a traffic accident." Reyes' final match was a 1-0 win at Alcorcon on 18 May. The Spanish second division side's away game to Cadiz, which was due to take place on Sunday, has been postponed until Tuesday, along with the league's other fixtures that were due to take place that day. A career full of trophies Became the youngest player in Sevilla's history at the age of 16 in the 1999-2000 season. Joined Arsenal in a deal worth about £17m in 2004. In May 2005, he became the second player to be sent off in an FA Cup final, as Arsenal beat Manchester United in a penalty shootout. Played in the 2006 Champions League final as the Gunners lost 2-1 to Barcelona. Made a total of 69 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 16 goals, and played 21 times for Spain, scoring four times. Joined Real Madrid on loan in 2006 and scored twice as a substitute in the final game of the season to earn Real the La Liga title. After permanently leaving the Gunners that summer, he moved to Atletico Madrid before returning to Sevilla. Is the most decorated player in Europa League history, winning the competition five times - twice with Atletico Madrid and three times at Sevilla. After spells at Espanyol, Cordoba and Chinese side Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard, he joined Spanish second division strugglers Extremadura in January 2019. Last year, it was reported that Reyes was set to return to Arsenal as a coach under Unai Emery, for whom he played at Sevilla. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/48483157 R.I.P
  3. Raymond Lam and Charlene Choi’s “PTU” Competes Against TVB It’s an exciting time for Hong Kong television—TVB and its competitor ViuTV are airing two different dramas focusing on the same police unit—the police tactical unit (PTU). ViuTV’s Police Tactical Unit <PTU機動部隊>, a co-production between EEG and China’s Youku, is a 30-episode regular drama series starring Raymond Lam (林峯) and Charlene Choi (蔡思貝) as members of the PTU. Much like TVB’s version, Police Tactical Unit follows the lives and missions of PTU officers. Police Tactical Unit has a star-studded supporting cast, including Alex Fong Chung-sun (方中信), Louis Cheung (張繼聰), Irene Wan (溫碧霞), Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹), Lam Suet (林雪), Emotion Cheung (張錦程), and Patrick Tam (譚耀文), his first Hong Kong television drama in 20 years. Police Tactical Unit, which premiered on ViuTV on May 9th, is Charlene’s first television drama and Raymond’s first television drama wearing a police uniform. Raymond shared, “I’ve worn a uniforms for period dramas, and while it’s not my first time playing a police officer, this is my first time wearing a police uniform.” On her experience with filming Police Tactical Unit, Charlene said, “I had to wear a short wig for the character, and almost injured my face during an explosion scene. Fortunately, I only sustained bruises.” The drama stars Raymond Lam as the PTU officer Ko Ka-sing, who used to be an undercover cop. Despite his differences with PTU sergeant Ho Wai-ling (Charlene Choi) and team leader Lau Kin-fai (Alex Fong), the trio make a formidable team. https://www.jaynestars.com/news/raymond-lam-and-charlene-chois-ptu-competes-against-tvb/
  4. The Hong Kong entertainment industry has seen the likes of several “rags-to-riches” star in recent years. Although encircled by the glitz and glamour of her career successes, Kara Wai’s (惠英紅) rise to stardom did not come easily. The 59-year-old award-winning actress was once quoted saying, “[What I’ve gone through in] my life is equal to two times someone else’s life.” In a recent interview, Kara noted five major events in her life that may be even more sensational than what could be depicted on screen. Incident #1: Working as a “Dancing Girl” at a Night Club It is no secret that Kara had a rough childhood. Coming from a poverty-stricken home, Kara started working at a young age to help alleviate her family’s financial burden. At just 14 years old, Kara secretly quit school and worked at a nightclub performing song and dance. This unfortunate event paved way for her eventual debut in the entertainment industry. Through this job, Kara met Chinese filmmaker, Chang Cheh (張徹) and joined Shaw Brothers Studio. At 17 years old, Kara was selected to play “Mu Nianci” in the film adaptation of The Legend of the Condor Heroes <射雕英雄傳>. Incident #2: Complaining to Chinese Film Director Richard Li Prior to joining Shaw Brothers, Kara had written letters and sent portfolio photos of herself to Chinese film director, Richard Li (李翰祥), and expressed her desire to become an actress. However, she never got a response. Later, when she had the opportunity to film one of Richard’s movies, she approached him about the incident, claiming that she had to spend quite a sum of money to take those portfolio pictures. She brazenly scolded Richard that she was scammed by the director himself. This resulted in Richard deciding to cast her in the role of the maid, “She Yue”, in The Dream of the Red Chamber <金玉良緣紅樓夢> film. Incident #3: Taking on a Lead Role Initially, Kara only had a supporting role in director Lau Kar Leung’s (劉家良) 1977 action film, Dirty Ho(爛頭何). However, the actress who was supposed to play the female lead backed out due to the intense and grueling action scenes. Lau Kar Leung then noticed Kara and cast her, noting her performance in action scenes and her work ethic. This began their long-standing collaboration through the years. Incident #4: Having Been Jailed Once revealed that she was once jailed for violating regulations when she and her mother were in the business of buying and selling older homes. At the time of arrest, Kara’s mother even put up a fight and resisted the police. This resulted in the mother and daughter spending several days in jail. Incident #5: Forcing Mona Fong to Increase her Salary In 1982, Kara received her first Best Actress award for her role in My Young Auntie <長輩>. With the newfound recognition, Kara met with Mona Fong (方逸華), who was married to the chairman of Shaw Brothers Studio and Television Broadcasts Limited, Sir Run Run Shaw (邵逸夫), and requested a raise. Initially met with rejection from Mona, Kara threatened to challenge the legitimacy of her artiste contract, as it had been signed by her elder sister at the time. In the end, Kara got what she wished for and received a $10,000 HKD raise. Through this incident, Kara realized that she must rely on herself to get what she wants and not let others dictate her life. https://www.jaynestars.com/news/kara-wais-shocking-revelation-she-was-once-jailed/
  5. TVB to Release Miniseries “PTU 2019” In Celebration of HKPF’s 175th Year PTU 2019 stars Mat Yeung (楊明), Sisley Choi (蔡思貝), Max Cheung (張達倫), and Alvin Ng (伍富橋). Collaborating with the Hong Kong Police Force for the first time in television history, the TVB miniseries PTU 2019 <機動部隊2019> was produced in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Hong Kong Police Force. 3-hour film told in four episodes, PTU 2019 is produced by Jacky Lee (李志倫), who worked in collaboration with the Hong Kong Police Force to tell a story centered on the Police Tactical Unit, the police force’s disaster response and riot control unit. Nearly 100 real Hong Kong police officers were mobilized for the filming of PTU 2019. Jacky Lee shared that the cases being covered in the miniseries is based on real life events. He said, “Prior to filming this series, we had many long meetings with the PPRB (Police Public Relations Branch) to talk about the cases that many police officers would encounter in real life. Our consensus is that we must present these stories to the audience as realistic as possible. Like everyone else, policemen and women are normal human beings. They have their own lives and their own relationships. PTU 2019 focuses on the inner turmoil and emotions of these police officers. It is meant to be a show about humanity.” PTU 2019 spent four months in pre-production, in which a large portion of it was researching into real-life events. “The police force were available to support us through this process,” said the producer. We were given more freedom on what we could include in our stories.” https://www.jaynestars.com/news/tvb-to-release-miniseries-ptu-2019-in-celebration-of-hkpfs-175th-year/
  6. Introducing ViuTV’s “Psycho Detective 2” Starring Adam Cheng and Michael Tao ViuTV’s Psycho Detective 2 <詭探前傳>, the prequel to 2017’s Psycho Detective <詭探> premiered on Monday to fair reception. The drama features a star-studded cast, staring Adam Cheng (鄭少秋), Michael Tao (陶大宇), and with supporting appearances by Bryant Mak (麥子樂), Elanne Kong (江若琳), Neo Yau (游學修), and Brian Chan (陳安立). The supernatural mystery is Adam and Michael’s first collaboration in 27 years, since 1992’s The Greed of Man <大時代>. Set in the 1980’s, Psycho Detective 2 follows Pang Pak-chuen (Adam Cheng), a Taoist master and an university professor of philosophy who accepts three young men Cheung Hon-chung (Bryant Mak), Tsui Pak-keung (Brian Chan), and Szema Chi-chuen (Neo Yau) as his disciples. The four become famous ghost-busting fighters, and soon get recruited by the secret police unit “Seventh Assault Team” to solve a serious of supernatural cases. It was during this time when he meets the triad boss “Ghost Sing” (Michael Tao), who is also a traditional Chinese physician. Psycho Detective 2 combines elements of traditional Chinese mythology, Taoism, and Mao Shan teachings. In addition to the 1980’s background, the drama is reminiscent of the vampiric films that starred Lam Ching-ying (林正英), including The Musical Vampire <音樂殭屍>, Mr. Vampire <殭屍先生>, Vampire vs. Vampire <一眉道人> and Magic Cop <驅魔警察>. Psycho Detective 2 is also regarded as ViuTV’s answer to TVB’s The Exorcist’s Meter <降魔的>. https://www.jaynestars.com/news/introducing-viutvs-psycho-detective-2-starring-adam-cheng-and-michael-tao/
  7. Sri Lanka under curfew after bomb blasts as death toll surpasses 200 COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government has imposed a nationwide curfew after a strong of bomb blasts at churches and hotels on Sunday (Apr 21) that left 207 dead, including 35 foreigners. At least 450 injured people have been admitted to hospital, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera told reporters in Colombo. The attacks were mostly targeted at high-end hotels in the capital and churches where worshippers were attending Easter services. Social media access has also been curbed to restrict "wrong information" spreading in the country of 21 million people. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the government said eight people had been arrested. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said "so far the names that have come up are local," but that investigators would look into whether the attackers had any "overseas links". Mr Gunasekera said the police were investigating whether suicide bombers were involved in all of the blasts. In a video on his Twitter account, Sri Lanka's State Minister for Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said the country's Criminal Investigations Department is working with the police and the military to investigate the attacks. "We believe that all the culprits who have been involved in this unfortunate terrorist incident will be taken into custody as soon as possible," he said, adding that suspects have been identified. 'A LOT OF FEAR' Documents seen by AFP show that Sri Lanka's police chief Pujuth Jayasundara issued an intelligence alert to top officers 10 days ago, warning that suicide bombers planned to hit "prominent churches". "A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama'ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo," the alert said. The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that was linked last year to the vandalisation of Buddhist statues. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe acknowledged that "information was there" about possible attacks and that an investigation would look into "why adequate precautions were not taken". Documents seen by AFP show that Sri Lanka's police chief Pujuth Jayasundara issued an intelligence alert to top officers 10 days ago, warning that suicide bombers planned to hit "prominent churches". "A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama'ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo," the alert said. The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that was linked last year to the vandalisation of Buddhist statues. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe acknowledged that "information was there" about possible attacks and that an investigation would look into "why adequate precautions were not taken". Ethnic and religious violence has plagued Sri Lanka for decades, with a 37-year conflict with Tamil rebels followed by an upswing in recent years in clashes between the Buddhist majority and Muslims. Catholics make up around six per cent of the island nation's population, which is a patchwork of different religious and ethnic groups dominated by Buddhist Sinhalese. While there have been attacks on Christians, their community had been left relatively unscathed until now. Rucki Fernando, a Christian Sri Lankan, told AFP: "We haven't experienced anything like this in the last 10 years." Eight explosions in hotels and churches were reported on Sunday. A police official said at least 45 people had been killed in Colombo, where three hotels and a church were hit. Another 67 were killed in an attack on a church in Negombo, north of the capital, with another 25 dead at a church in the town of Batticaloa, in the east of the country. The first explosions were reported at St Anthony's Church in Colombo and St Sebastian's in the town of Negombo just outside the capital. At least 160 people injured in the St Anthony's blast had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital by mid-morning, an official told AFP. "A bomb attack to our church, please come and help if your family members are there," read a post in English on the Facebook page of the St Sebastian's Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo. Shortly after those blasts were reported, police confirmed three hotels in the capital had also been hit, along with a church in the town of Batticalao, in the east of the country. At least one of the victims was killed in Colombo's Cinnamon Grand Hotel, near the prime minister's official residence, where the blast ripped through a restaurant, a hotel official told AFP. VICTIMS Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed there were no Singaporean casualties after the attacks. Police said 35 foreigners were among the dead, including American, British, Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese citizens. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said three Indians were killed, while Washington and London also confirmed an unspecified number of their nationals were among the dead. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that "several US citizens" were killed. The US Embassy is working tirelessly to provide all possible assistance to the American citizens affected by the attacks and their families." Three Danish citizens are also dead, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Two Turkish citizens were killed in the attacks on Sunday, according to Turkey's state media Anadolu. Chinese state paper People's Daily said one Chinese national was killed during the attacks, while Xinhua reported four others were injured and in a stable condition in hospital.A Portuguese man also died, according to the nation's LUSA news agency. Hospital sources told AFP British, Dutch and American citizens were among those killed, while Britons and Japanese nationals were also injured. US President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences about the "horrible terrorist attacks", and Pope Francis in his Easter address at the Vatican spoke of his "affectionate closeness with the Christian community, attacked while it was at prayer". Photos circulating on social media showed the roof of one church had been almost blown off in the blast. The floor was littered with a mixture of roof tiles, splintered wood and blood. Several people could be seen covered in blood, with some trying to help those with more serious injuries. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/sri-lanka-blasts-churches-hotels-easter-mass-11464816 R.I.P to the victims. Please be beware when travel to South Asian and South East Asian nation.
  8. Sorry, Sammi': HK singer Andy Hui apologises after he was caught cheating on pop star wife SINGAPORE (ANN): Hong Kong singer Andy Hui has said he is "very disgusting" after he was caught cheating on his superstar wife Sammi Cheng, known for pop classics like Worth It (1996). Hui confessed at a press conference held at a Hong Kong hotel on Tuesday night (April 16), admitting to a dalliance with 30-year-old TVB actress and former Miss Hong Kong first runner-up Jacqueline Wong. He also said he will put his work activities on hold until he finds his "real and right self". He was caught on camera holding hands and kissing in the backseat of a taxi with Wong. Known for such hits as Who Can I Love (2002), he has been married to Cheng, 46, since 2014. The two do not have children. Wong and fellow TVB actor Kenneth Ma, 45, have been dating since 2017. The clip was uploaded by Hong Kong's Apple Daily News on Tuesday afternoon. Hours later, Hui, 51, showed up for a tearful seven-minute appearance. He kept his head bowed throughout and swallowed a sob before apologising to his wife of five years, saying: "Sorry, Sammi." He began the press conference with a deep bow and said: "I want to apologise to my family, Sammi's family, friends and people who love me. Because I did what I cannot make up for, something that will not be forgiven." Through bouts of crying, Hui explained: "I drank a lot that night but I feel that being drunk is definitely not an excuse to do something so wrong. I am very regretful, I find it hard to face myself and accept myself. After I saw the report, I found myself very shameful, very wrong, very bad, very disgusting and very unfamiliar. I reflected on why I could not control my lust." In the reportedly 16-minute video that was leaked, Hui and Wong initially share a cab with another man, who alighted first. Before the man exits the cab, Hui can be heard assuring the man that he and Wong will go home separately. After the man leaves, however, Hui and Wong provide only one location to the driver and begin holding hands. At one point, Wong leans over to kiss Hui and his hand rests on her thigh. According to Hong Kong media, they later left the cab together. While Hui did not comment on his wife's reaction or their marital status going forward, he said: "I hope that in the future, everyone I hurt, everyone I pained, can be well." As his speech neared the end, he said: "I have no soul. I am a broken man. I hope everyone can give me time to find myself. " He gave another deep bow and left, ignoring all follow-up questions from reporters. Following the bombshell news, netizens have flooded Hui's Instagram page to express their anger and disappointment, with many asking him to quit the entertainment industry. He posted a similar apology around 7pm on his Instagram with a picture of a black background. Wong has disabled comments on her Instagram page, which has more than 600,000 followers. Cheng's latest Instagram post on Sunday about an eye care supplement has garnered more than 3,300 comments - mostly posted on Tuesday - asking her to stay strong, with some encouraging her to leave Hui. Hui and Cheng have had a dramatic love affair for close to 30 years. Cheng, also known for her acting in movies like Love On A Diet (2001), began dating Hui in 1991 after they recorded the duet Actually, Do You Have Me In Your Heart. The two broke up in 2004 but after seven years apart, the couple reconciled in 2011 and finally got hitched in 2014 after Hui proposed in 2013. Their relationship was once described by comedian Dayo Wong as "Hong Kong's last fairy tale". – The Straits Times/Asia News Network h https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2019/04/17/sorry-sammi-hk-singer-andy-hui-apologises-after-he-was-caught-cheating-on-pop-star-wife/
  9. TVB’s “The Defected” Starring Kara Hui Premieres April 1TVB’s The Defected <鐵探> is a different kind of crime show for television. Starring three-time HKFA winner Kara Hui (惠英紅) with TVB star Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), The Defected focuses on the political battles between the higher-ups of the Hong Kong Police Force, and in their strive for power, many other members of the police force are resorted to being mere chess pieces for their political games.The Defected is created by the team behind 2017’s My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人>, which includes producer So Man-chung (蘇萬聰) and the husband and wife screenwriting duo Chu Kang-ki (朱鏡祺) and Lau Siu-kwan (劉小群), best known for their work on the 2016 film Operation Mekong <湄公河行動>. According to Chu and Lau, story of The Defected was conceived over three years ago. Despite appearing as an action-packed political thriller, the central theme of the show is humanity—that despite all the betrayals and the political battles, all the characters are striving to be the best “iron detective,” the show’s literal Chinese title.Kara Hui stars as Chief Superintendent Man Hei-wah, an ambitious leader who vies for the position of Commission of Police, the force’s “number one brother.” The Defected is Kara’s first TVB drama in 10 years, her last being 2010’s No Regrets <巾幗梟雄之義海豪情>.“It’s hard to come by such a good script,” said the film queen. “The production value is high, and I get to work with my favorite actors.” Kara has also expressed interest for the TV queen throne, saying, “I’m confident that I’m qualified.”Fighting against Kara for the position of Commissioner of Police are Ben Wong (黃智賢), who plays CAPO Chief Superintendent Sam Ching and Benz Hui (許紹雄) as Senior Superintendent Kan Kwok-chu. Ben used to be a member of the SDU, but an accident rendered him paralyzed waist down. Kara and Ben’s scenes together will be pivotal to the plot, with the screenwriter recalling one particular scene involving the two of them exchanging dialogue that lasted six pages.Sharon Chan (陳敏之) will make a guest appearance as a police official, as Hui Shiu-hung’s ex-wife and Ben’s current wife. Mat Yeung (楊明) plays Kara’s son, Inspector Yau Lai-kit. https://www.jaynestars.com/news/tvbs-the-defected-starring-kara-hui-premieres-april-1/
  10. Chow Yun Fat Continues Filming Despite Head Wound While filming an action and chasing scene for the new Hong Kong film, Sun Years <驕陽歲月>, Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) was unfortunately injured on set. However, the 63-year-old disregarded his wound and continued to film the scene to its completion before motioning for medical attention. Once the scene successfully concluded, Chow Yun Fat gripped the open wound on his head and asked if there were any medical professionals on set. With blood dripping down his face, he found his own way to a chair and calmly asked for a towel to compress the wound and clean water to wash it. Despite his injuries, he continued to reassure his worried costars and the behind-the-scenes staff not to worry and that he was fine. A staff member parted his long hair, which was grown out for his role in the movie, and inspected the wound. They decided that it was best for him to head to the hospital for stitches. As he walked off the set still gripping on his head wound, Chow Yun Fat continued to show his professionalism and said to the director, “Why don’t you film the scene on this side first? I’ll go get stitched up and come back so we can continue filming.” At the hospital, the cut was found to be more than an inch long and required five stitches. Because he had gotten hurt on set while filming, there is a high chance of infection as well. Chow Yun Fat quickly asked the doctor, “I still need to go back on set to continue filming. There are quite a lot of scenes left. Can I get the stitches without cutting my hair?” The doctor was able to stitch up the wound and remove as little of his hair as possible. After getting some food, Chow Yun Fat returned to set and continued filming. Many of the film’s staff was impressed with the superstar’s work ethics and professionalism https://www.jaynestars.com/news/chow-yun-fat-continues-filming-despite-head-wound/
  11. 8 festive flicks to catch this Chinese New Year Malaysian moviegoers are simply spoilt for choice with so many festive flicks to choose from this Chinese New Year. After being conspicuously missing from last year’s Chinese New Year lineup, blockbuster filmmakers Jackie Chan and Stephen Chow are back to wow moviegoers with fresh material in 2019. Here are eight rib-tickling Chinese New Year comedies to catch in local cinemas this year. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (now showing) Cast: Eric Tsang, Teresa Mo, Ivana Wong, Wong Cho Lam Director: Wong Cho Lam Hong Kong comedian Wong Cho Lam makes his directorial debut with this Chinese musical comedy which is an adaptation of the 1996 off-Broadway musical of the same name. Centred around love and relationships, this song-and-dance extravaganza is touted to feature some 60 actors, many of whom will play multiple roles. Kung Hei Pat Poh (now showing) Cast: Gigi Leung, Miriam Yeung, Dada Chan, Chui Tien You, Tan Han Jin Director: Pang Ho Cheung Pat Poh is a chat group that comprises six female and two male friends. Once very close, the members grew apart when one girl had an affair with another girl’s boyfriend, and one of the girls wrote a tell-all book divulging the secrets of everyone’s romantic affairs. But, when one of the them gets into trouble, the rest cast aside their grudges and come to her rescue. The Knight Of Shadows: Between Yin And Yang (Feb 4) Cast: Jackie Chan, Elane Zhong, Ethan Juan, Lin Peng, the Luu triplets Director: Vash Action star Chan proves that the pen is mightier than the sword by playing Pu Song Ling, a legendary brush-wielding demon hunter who works together with a group of friendly monsters to defend humanity from an inhuman invasion. The New King Of Comedy (Feb 5) Cast: Wang Baoqiang, Yao Chen, Jelly Lin, Bruce Leung Director: Stephen Chow Making a last-minute entry into the festive slot is Chow’s much-anticipated film which is said to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his 1999 film King Of Comedy. It is said to mirror the plot of the original movie which was about a man who is passionate about acting but struggles to even get cast as an extra in a film. Amazing Spring (Feb 5) Cast: Jack Lim, Joey Leong, Cedric Loo, Sharon Yang Pan Pan, Law Ka Ying Director: Nick Wong The tale is set in a village called Dai Dei, which is full of quirky old folks, who love to sing and dance. A city dweller stumbles upon the village and then freaks out when he finds himself stuck in the neighbourhood. The local movie famously made the headlines last year for a fire incident which landed 31 actors in hospital. https://www.star2.com/entertainment/2019/02/04/chinese-new-year-movies-gsc-malaysia/#MoTQBJQrZJ60EPci.99
  12. Bet Your Pardon 荷里活有個大老千 Con artist Kent Cheng is imprisoned after being set up by Chinese detective Kent Tong and his senior Paul Chun. Kent T. even steals his girlfriend, Angie Cheong. Five years later, Kent C. has become a renowned film producer. He has two assistants (Babyjohn Choi and James Ng), as well as his daughter (Ada Wong), whom he recently reunited with. When his junior Parkman Wong is murdered, Kent C. suspects that his disciple (Edward Ma) did it. The two face off on the gambling table... Ada confesses to her dancing teacher Angie that she has a crush on rookie director Dominic Ho. It leads to an unexpected reunion between Angie and Kent C. Angie steals Kent T.'s books with his illegal transactions and prepares to elope. Outraged, Kent T. tries to destroy the pair. As Kent C. is escorted to prison, he is broken free by a mysterious person. They plan a trap and vow to lure the tyrannical Kent T. inside. http://casualtvb.blogspot.com/2019/01/overview-i-bet-your-pardon.html?m=1
  13. Louis Koo Helps Pay Former Actor Lee Siu Kei’s Cancer Treatment As one of Hong Kong’s most prolific artiste, Louis Koo (古天樂) is also known to be generous and respectful towards other elderly artistes. From his announcement to help raise funds for elderly artistes, Louis also supported many other artistes in time of need. When veteran artiste Lee Siu Kei (李兆基) was admitted to the hospital for liver cancer, Louis did not hesitate to help cover the hospital fees. Lee Siu Kei – Veteran Artiste Playing Many Villain Roles Although Lee Siu Kei might be an unfamiliar name to many audiences, Lee Siu Kei actually acted in many Hong Kong movies. Lee Siu Kei joined the entertainment industry after prompting from friends to leave his triad gang. Over the past 40 years, Lee Siu Kei played mostly villain and triad roles in films. At the age of 69 years old, Lee Siu Kei had been out of the screen for a number of years and was diagnosed with liver cancer. In an interview at the hospital, Lee Siu Kei was noticeably distraught and no longer had the same energy he had during his youth. Although Lee Siu Kei once lost his will to live, his confidence returned after a series of successful chemotherapy and proudly stated, “I was not afraid of getting shot by guns and I am afraid of this now? If I will die in the hospital without the surgery and might die in the hospital even with the surgery, let’s just do the surgery.” Grateful for Louis’ Support In a follow up interview, Lee Siu Kei’s friend , Peter Chan (陈慎芝), thanked Louis. Ever since Lee Siu Kei was in the hospital, Louis took the initiative to collect money for the hospital fees and regularly asked for updates on Lee Siu Kei’s health. Aside from being respectful towards the seniors, Louis is a philanthropist. While attending Ringo Lam’s (林岭东) memorial service on January 26 after the director’s recently passed away, Louis also donated funds to build more than 100 schools in Mainland China. Louis’s generosity and kindness is something to be admired. https://www.jaynestars.com/news/louis-koo-helps-pay-former-actor-lee-siu-keis-cancer-treatment/
  14. Family Relations You Didn’t Know About Between Hong Kong The Hong Kong entertainment circle may be more than simply “six degrees of separation”, as many artistes have actual family ties. Below are some lesser known family relations in the industry, which add to exciting trivia knowledge of stars spanning three generations in some cases: Jane Li (32), Sandy Lam (56), Jan Lamb (52), Jerry Lamb (49), Ti Lung (73), Shaun Tam (39) The former Commercial Radio DJ Jane (李澄) is the daughter of former host-singer Sandy Lamb (林珊珊), who now heads an entertainment company for artistes such as The Grasshopper (草蜢). Brothers, Jan Lam (林海峰) and Jerry Lamb (林曉峰), are Jane’s maternal uncles while Ti Lung (狄龍) is Jane’s granduncle. Jane’s father is renowned former national swimmer Johnny Li (李啟淦) who once held the national record for freestyle swimming. Ti Lung’s son, Shaun Tam (譚俊彦), currently films for TVB. Hins Cheung (38), Louis Cheung (39), Kay Tse (42), and Anthony Lun, 62 Louis Cheung (張繼聰) is actually singer Hins Cheung’s (張敬軒) mom’s younger cousin, making Kay Tse (謝安琪) his senior as well. Famous Hong Kong singer/songwriter Anthony Lun (倫永亮) is also a distant relative of Hins. Natalis Chan (69), and Daniel Chan (44) Who knew that the boyishly good-looking singer-actor Daniel Chan (陳曉東), is related to the A-list host and veteran entertainer Natalis Chan (陳百祥)? The pair share a relationship as uncle and nephew. Danny Summer (67) and Bernice Liu (39) Known as the “Father of Hong Kong Rock n Roll”, Danny Summer (夏韶聲) is the uncle of ex-TVB artiste Bernice Liu (廖碧兒). The winner of Miss Chinese International in 2001, Bernice has filmed many dramas at TVB and has had a romantic history with Hawick Lau (劉愷威) and Moses Chan(陳豪), and left TVB in 2011. Besides producing music, Danny also has an interest in otherworldly topics such as UFOs and extraterrestrial creatures, and has appeared on many supernatural programs. Eason Chan (44) and Wong Cho Lam (39) Seemingly unrelated, Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) made the accidental discovery during visits to relatives that singer Eason Chan (陳奕迅) is his distant cousin. The two enjoy success in their respective fields, with Eason being a prolific singer and nominated actor, and Cho Lam successfully making the switch from artiste to artiste manager in recent years. Joe Ma (51) and Mimi Chu (65) Mimi Chu’s (朱咪咪) husband is apparently the paternal cousin of Joe Ma (馬德鐘), making the two in-laws. The duo shared a duet “Strangers When We Meet” at Mimi’s 2015 concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum and announced their “unusual relationship”. Chilam Cheung (48), Charlie Cho (69), and Anna Ueyama (55) Chilam Cheung’s (張智霖) uncle is the 1990s category III film actor Charlie Cho (曹查理). Former TVB actress Anna Ueyama (上山詩納) is also Charlie’s niece and therefore Julian’s cousin. (Her 22-year-old daughter Hilary stands behind Anna in the photo). Kevin Cheng (50), Anne Heung (45), and Vinci Wong (49) Recently coming out of the closet to marry his boyfriend, Vinci Wong (王賢誌) is a cousin of Kevin Cheung (鄭嘉穎), while former TVB actress Anne Heung (向海嵐) is Vinci’s aunt (daughter of maternal grandfather’s sister). Edmond Leung (48), Michelle Yim (64) and the late Wan Chi Keung Soccer legend Wan Chi Keung (尹志強) dated Michelle Yim (米雪) for 24 years. Though the two did not officially tie the knot as man and wife, they shared a loving relationship for many years. Singer Edmong Leung (梁漢文), who is Wan’s nephew, also shares his uncle’s passion for the sport and leads celebrity soccer matches. DJ Donald (45), Janny, Steven Cheung (35) Cantopop duo I Love You Boyz member DJ Donald(唐劍康) has been married to Janny (張詠恩), a former member of girl group Krusty, for nine years. When Janny became comatose from a stroke, Donald had prayed for her recovery by willingly exchanging 20 years of his life. Janny is also the elder sister of former Boy’z member Steven Cheung (張致恆), who has starred in TVB dramas such as Come Home Love: Dinner at 8 <爱·回家之八时入席>. Chin Ka Lok (54) and Chin Siu Ho (56) https://www.jaynestars.com/news/family-relations-you-didnt-know-about-between-hong-kong-stars/
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