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  1. TVB Releases Teaser for Upcoming 2020 Dramas As we enter a new decade, we’re also entering a new era for television.On November 3, TVB has aired a teaser featuring sneak peeks of various television dramas that it plans to air for the upcoming television season. From comedy to police procedurals to fantasy, here is what TVB has in store for next year!Colleagues Do Great Things” <伙記辦大事>Starring Bobby Au-yeung (歐陽震華), Joe Ma (馬德鐘), Joey Meng (萬綺雯), Jeannie Chan (陳瀅), and Mat Yeung (), is a legal comedy that centers on the Accident Investigation Bureau (AI), a department the investigates vehicle accidents. Bobby plays Superintendent Yau, a former G4 agent who finds himself at odds with Lawyer Chiang, a barrister who defends the triads.All the People I’ve Loved Before” <那些我愛過的人>Starring Frankie Lam (林文龍), Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), Mark Ma (馬貫東), and Shiga Lin (連詩雅), All the People I’ve Loved Before is a romantic drama that brings two different families together after an accident. It is Frankie’s first comeback drama since 2017’s My Unfair Lady <不懂撒嬌的女人>.The Exorcist’s Meter 2.0 <降魔的2.0>The highly anticipated sequel to the 2018 drama of the same name, 2.0 sees the return of Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Hubert Wu (胡鴻鈞), and Mandy Wong (黃智雯) in their original roles, fighting evil spirits and demons to defend humankind.Legal Mavericks 2 <踩過界2>A collaboration with China’s iQIYI, Legal Mavericks is set after the events of the 2017 legal drama of the same name, the series that earned Vincent Wong (王浩信) his first Best Actor win. Owen Cheung (張振朗) and Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) will return, with new additions Kelly Cheung (張曦雯) and Paul Chun (秦沛).Chinatown” <唐人街>Created by Jazz Boon (文偉鴻), producer of Line Walker <使徒行者> and A Fist Within Four Walls <城寨英雄>, Chinatown is set in Bangkok’s Chinatown in the 1960’s, and tells the story of different martial arts factions coming together to create history. Chinatown is helmed by the same crew that created A Fist Within Four Walls, and stars Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Grace Wong (王君馨), Philip Ng (伍允龍), Yuen Qiu (元秋), Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Elaine Yiu (姚子羚), and Tiffany Lau (劉穎鏇)Of Greed and Ants <黃金有罪>Set between 1977 and 1987, Of Greed and Ants follows the life story of Wing Muk-tung, an entrepreneur who betrays his friends for financial gain. It stars Eddie Cheung (張兆輝), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Tony Hung (洪永城), Ben Wong (黃智賢), Matthew Ho (何廣沛), Elaine Yiu, and Jeannie Chan.The Great Soy Factory” <大醬園>Starring Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗) in her first leading role, the period drama centers on her character Ha Siu-moon, a maid turned daughter-in-law of the sauce tycoon who protects the factory from falling into enemy hands. Also starring is Matthew Ho, Katy Kung (龔嘉欣), and Hugo Ng (吳岱融).Al Cappuccino <反黑路人甲>The buddy cop comedy reunites Legal Maverick leads Vincent Wong and Owen Cheung as they are forced to set aside their differences to help the police take down a powerful triad.Death by Zero <殺手>The comic-inspired Death by Zero stars TV Kings Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Moses Chan (陳豪), the former a retired assassin and the latter a professional killer, who work together to take down a common enemy. It also stars Ali Lee (李佳芯), Elena Kong (江美儀), Samantha Ko (高海寧), and Katy Kung.https://www.jaynestars.com/news/tvb-releases-teaser-for-upcoming-2020-dramas/
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    The Man Who Kills Trouble 解決師

    Why TVB Insists On Airing “The Man Who Kills Trouble” At This TimeThe TVB anniversary drama The Man Who Kills Trouble <解決師> covers a very sensitive topic. With approval ratings for the Hong Kong Police Force at an all-time low, it seemed a little strange, even insensitive, for TVB to broadcast a drama that centers on the heroics of the HK police. But The Man Who Kills Trouble isn’t what it appears to be. It tells the story of Karson (played by Vincent Wong 王浩信), a former member of an Australia-based Chinese triad who carries out assignments that “cleans” the triad of its problems. His girlfriend Chloe (played by Kelly Cheung 張曦雯) convinces him of a better life outside of the triad. Karson agrees to leave that life behind, until Chloe dies of a horrible accident, and the triad accuses Karson of killing the boss. Karson escapes to Hong Kong, takes up a new identity, and works as a physical education teacher at a high school. He befriends the high school teacher Jovy (played by Natalie Tong 唐詩詠), who turns out to be the daughter of triad leader Chiang To (played by Law Lok-lam 羅樂林). Chiang To is willing to leave his underground life behind, but finds it difficult to complete break away due to his history. Karson has no choice but to step in as the school’s “fixer”, defending it from enemies. It is a very familiar genre. Stories about the police and organized crime have always been TVB’s forte. Dramas such as Line Walker <使徒行者> and E.U. <學警狙擊> have released successful sequels and spin-offs, and while this genre is nothing new, audiences are just as eager to take it all in again. TVB has confidence in The Man Who Kills Trouble for delivering solid entertainment. Vincent Wong is another reason why TVB insists on airing The Man Who Kills Trouble. The TV King has been releasing representative work each year, starting from 2015’s Brick Slaves <樓奴>. Last year’s Fist Fight <兄弟>, an anniversary drama that also starred Vincent, was a huge hit, solidifying Vincent’s status as TVB’s top-earning lead actor. The Man Who Kills Trouble, produced by Lau Ka-ho (劉家豪), also features guest stars Ha Yu (夏雨) and Michael Tong (唐文龍). https://www.jaynestars.com/news/why-tvb-insists-on-airing-the-man-who-kills-trouble-at-this-time/
  3. Director Talks About Problems Filming Flying Tiger 2 There's no such thing as too many cop dramas and after becoming a hit last year, Flying Tiger 飞虎之潜行极战 is about to return. Shaw Brothers and Youku have partnered up once more on the new series and introduced the cast in a press conference held last November. This year, the Flying Tiger 2 飞虎之雷霆极战 cast and production team have gathered for another press conference. Original cast members Michael Miu, Bosco Wong, Ron Ng, Oscar Leong, Michael Wong and Joel Chan return for the sequel along with new faces like Kenneth Ma, Lawrence Ng, Jacky Cai, Christine Kuo, Jennifer Yu and Kelly Cheung. Hollywood actor Lee Pace will also have a guest appearance.Producer/director Cha Chuen Yee revealed to the audience some of the troubles they had while shooting. When Bosco Wong was injured on set, he had to have an operation and had to rely on a walking stick afterwards. He went back to filming as soon as he could to avoid delaying the production schedule. Cha Chuen Yee also said that he had to apply for different kinds of permits in order to film in Hong Kong.Cha Chuen Yee mentions that the government is too bureaucratic and tangled in red tape that the filing for permits is a slow agonizing process which eats away at production time. He says that they usually had to shoot a scene either on a holiday or a Sunday so as not to inconvenience people with the noise and traffic the shoot would generate. Cha also says that government offices wasn't able to process their permits since the offices don't have work on Sundays. Permits will be processed the next day, resulting in more delays. Nonetheless, last year's Flying Tiger was filled with explosive and grandiose action scenes that it certainly seems like they know what they're doing. Check out the newest trailer. Are you looking forward to watching it? http://www.dramapanda.com/2019/03/director-talks-about-problems-filming.html?m=1
  4. [Obituary] Veteran Actress Ha Ping Passes Away at 81Veteran TVB actress Ha Ping (also known as Teresa Ha 夏萍) passed away at the age of 81 on August 5, 2019. Confirming the news, godson Gordon Lam (林家棟) revealed that Ha Ping had suffered various illnesses earlier this year and was taking medications to sustain her life.Deeply saddened, Gordon said, “In this half year, her health had deteriorated dramatically. She fell several times, experienced a stroke, and had diabetes.”According to reports, the actress lived alone and rarely contacted her children. Ha Ping had fallen once in 2015 at home, but no one knew of the incident until much later and she was hospitalized 10 hours later. After her accident, Ha Ping stayed at a nursing home.When asked if Ha Ping had any last wishes, Gordon said that she hoped he would stay beside her during her final days. “Doctors used all sorts of methods to extend her life. Without them, Cheung Kwok Keung (張國強) and I wouldn’t have been able to rush back to Hong Kong in time to be with her during her last moments.”Fortunate to have met Ha Ping through their onscreen collaboration 20 years ago, Gordon believes they shared a fateful relationship. When Gordon eventually became her godson, they would regularly look after each other’s well-being like a loving family. Grateful for her love, Gordon will help take care of her funeral matters even though Ha Ping has children and grandchildren.Best known as “Miss Apple”, Ha Ping starred in Cantonese films in the 1950s. In the 1980s, she joined the television industry and portrayed many mother and grandmother roles. She achieved TVB’s Lifetime Achievement acting award in 2005 and was a well-recognized veteran actress in the industry. https://www.jaynestars.com/news/obituary-veteran-actress-ha-ping-passes-away-at-81/
  5. Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed in abdomen at promotional event in China HONG KONG (ANN): Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the abdomen on Saturday (July 20) during a promotional event in the southern Chinese city of Zhongshan, local news outlets reported. Yam, 64, was speaking on stage as a guest at the event when a man suddenly charged towards him, according to videos of the incident circulating online. h From clips uploaded shortly after the incident, the man can be seen taking a weapon out of his pocket before aiming it towards Yam. He then lashes out at Yam repeatedly as the actor frantically tries to move away while clutching his abdomen. A photo shared online shows the attacker being subdued by security officers. According to the Sina Entertainment portal, a spokesman for the actor said that he remained conscious after the incident. He was taken to hospital and his wound has also been treated. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2019/07/20/hong-kong-actor-simon-yam-stabbed-in-abdomen-at-promotional-event-in-china/
  6. “Justice Bao: The First Year” to Air on July 22 Shaun Tam (譚俊彥), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Raymond Cho (曹永廉), Owen Cheung (張振朗), and Katy Kung (龔嘉欣) promoted Justice Bao: The First Year<包青天再起風雲> yesterday. Completed last summer, the drama is finally slated to air on July 22. Owen Cheung Returns to the Screen Due to many unforeseen circumstances, Owen Cheung’s dramas including The Offliners <堅離地愛堅離地> and Finding Her Voice <牛下女高音> could not be aired. His other drama Airport Strikers <機場特警> does not have a scheduled broadcast date yet. Nicknamed “Bad Luck Boy” because of his warehoused dramas, Owen responded, “Obviously I am upset if a drama is removed, but I know that God has a plan for everything. I am just happy right now to finally see [Justice Bao] air. It has already been two years, so I want to know that I am improving.” Portraying imperial guard “Zhan Zhao” in the drama, Owen has many gravity-defying stunts and fighting scenes. https://www.jaynestars.com/news/justice-bao-the-first-year-to-air-on-july-22/
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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/
  10. 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/
  11. 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/
  12. 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/
  13. 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.
  14. 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/
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