5 Cliques in the HK Entertainment Industry That You May Have Heard About

By on November 11, 2017 in NEWS

5 Cliques in the HK Entertainment Industry That You May Have Heard About

It’s good to have friends to fall back on no matter what, even when it comes to celebrities in the ever-competitive Hong Kong entertainment industry. From traveling the world together to competing in friendly competitions, here are five Hong Kong celebrity cliques that’s making rounds in the entertainment scene today.

“The Nonsense Club” also known as “The Wu Clan” (胡說八道會)

Perhaps the most well-known clique in the Hong Kong entertainment industry is The Nonsense Club, which makes up of the Wu sisters Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Paisley Wu (胡蓓蔚), as well as Selena Lee (李施嬅), Mandy Wong (黃智雯), and Elaine Yiu (姚子羚). The girls of the Nonsense Club are all well-known TVB stars and fadans. Though Myolie is no longer with TVB, the girls still meet up on a regular basis, and recently filmed a travelogue for TVB.

“The Virgin Gang” (處女黨)

Consisting of Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), Leanne Li (李亞男), Christine Kuo (苟芸慧), Grace Wong (王君馨), and Eliza Sam (岑麗香), “The Virgin Gang” is a name dubbed by the media. The name was coined after Grace revealed in an infamous 2012 interview that she wanted to remain a virgin until marriage. The five girls actually share many things in common: all are devout Christians, all from North America, and all have made their debuts in the industry as beauty pageant contestants. Four of the girls are now married, with the exception of Christine—though that may change soon!

“The Housewife Alliance” (少婦聯盟)

The newest addition to the HK clique arena is “The Housewife Alliance”, which comprises of Katy Kung (龔嘉欣), Grace Chan (陳凱琳), Zoie Tam (譚凱琪), and Jess Sum (沈卓盈). These girls became close friends after collaborating in the TVB drama The Forgotten Valley <平安谷之詭谷傳說>, which has yet to air. According to the media, Grace, Katy, Zoie, and Jess bonded over their mutual interest of doing “housewife activities.” Though it’s only been one year since the Housewife Alliance came together, TVB is eyeing them to be the successor of the Nonsense Club and will be producing a travel show for the girls.

The Girls of “Never Dance Alone” and “Raising the Bar”

Not all cliques need to have names to stay strong. Winki Lai (賴慰玲), Anjaylia Chan (陳嘉寶), Super Girls’ Cheronna Ng (吳嘉熙), Venus Wong (王敏奕), Kandy Wong (糖妹), Jeannie Chan (陳瀅), and Stephanie Ho (何雁詩) all became close friends after working together in the TVB dramas Never Dance Alone <女人俱樂部> and Raising the Bar <四個女仔三個BAR >. The girls are all known for their youthful looks and their popularity in social media.

Crazy Runner

The co-ed Crazy Runner is a team formed by TVB artists who share the same passion for running. It consists of the girls of the Nonsense Club, including Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Jack Wu (胡諾言), and Brian Tse (謝東閔). Crazy Runner has a TVB program Shall We Run <一起跑過的日子>, which documents the members’ jogging journey.

Source: HK.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

15 comments to 5 Cliques in the HK Entertainment Industry That You May Have Heard About

  1. Profile photo of dandan dandan says:

    The Nonsense Club might be a more well-known group, but it’s definitely one that annoys me the most. Especially recently. It’s like any time a member of the group has an interview, their group just has to be mentioned. Urgh.

    I truly haven’t heard of the last three though. I like the HK Celebrity Soccer Team with Felix Wong. Also like the Steven-Tavia-Fala-Linda little circle of friendship there. Just less in your face…

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    • Profile photo of melia880 melia880 replied:

      @dandan Agreed, And I find Housewife Club annoying too (maybe because I follow a few of them on instagram). The four of them make their friendship seem like it is all for attention e.g. doing a photoshoot for their “1 year anniversary”, requesting fan art of their housewife club, posting identical captions etc.

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  2. Profile photo of hellome hellome says:

    Doesn’t the “Virgin Gang” call themselves Amazing Esthers or something? I feel like they have a name but i can’t remember what it is.

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    • Profile photo of linvin8 linvin8 replied:

      @hellome Yeah you’re absolutely right! They do call themselves Amazing Esthers.

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  3. Profile photo of hannah hannah says:

    lmfao ‘virgin gang’ !!

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    • Profile photo of bubbletea bubbletea replied:

      @hannah lol!, funny isn’t it?

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    • Profile photo of passingby passingby replied:

      @hannah now they’re the ex-virgin gang but who were they trying to fool in the first place? Especially Linda chung lol!

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  4. Profile photo of bubbletea bubbletea says:

    There should also be a group called the Plastic Party. We all know who would be the leader of that one, lol. This one is for men and women.Then there should be one called the Beard Partner. This one can have both men and women too.

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    • Profile photo of mike mike replied:

      @bubbletea Who would be in the plastic party?

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      • Profile photo of bubbletea bubbletea replied:

        @mike the Plastic party would consist of ANGELA BABY,
        Huang Xiaoming,
        Cecilia Cheung,
        Aaron Kwok,
        Tavia Yeung,
        Raymond Lam, just to name a few………..

        Funny thing is, that would be the biggest clique of all the cliques in the HK entertainment insdustry, LOL. That and the Beard Partner. The other Asian Beard Partner that is a much bigger clique than the HK one is the Taiwanese one. Lol.

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  5. Profile photo of huynh huynh says:

    Aww, I wish this list would’ve included the celebrity friendships from the “previous” batch of fadans/siu sangs! Like the “Seven Sisters” (Charmaine Sheh, Annie Man, Angela Tong, Toby Leung, Margaret Chung, Sherming Yiu, and Janet Chow). There’s also Ada Choi, Athena Chu, Monica Chan, and Catherine Hung, though I don’t believe they have a clique name lol

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    • Profile photo of lyu310 lyu310 replied:

      @huynh Agreed! Before Myolie’s group or Linda’s group, there was the “Seven Sisters”. These new ones (aka #3 to 5) are like…what the heck umm no one knows they’re a thing. There’s also one friendship group with Dodo Cheng (至八會): 汪明荃、郑裕玲、冯美基、张艾嘉、狄波拉、毛舜筠、林建明、顾纪筠、陈淑兰、曾华倩、朱慧珊以及江欣燕、外钟慧冰、施丽珍、寇鸿萍, etc.

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  6. Profile photo of llwy12 llwy12 says:

    They should actually rename this article to “Groups and cliques with majority of their artists currently active in TVB” – because that seems to be the common thread here. There are plenty of “groups” conspicuously missing, most of them more popular and “known” than the ones listed here, though of course most of them have artists who are no longer associated with TVB or never were associated with them in the first place. Charmaine Sheh’s group of friends for example is one that has been around for a long time and in my opinion is more popular than “Nonsense Club” (and less annoying too)…there’s also the Celebrity Soccer Team that someone mentioned above, also Liza Wang and Dodo Cheng’s group that meets up every so often, also Ada Choi’s group of Christian sisters and brothers (no, they don’t have a specific group name but they refer to each other as “3rd sister”, “7th brother” etc — there was a magazine that interviewed them a long time ago but since a few of the artists from their group are no longer part of the industry, I’m not surprised that some of the newer media people don’t know about them). The music and movie industries also have some very well-known long-term friendships between groups of artists who always hang out together, but of course none of those are mentioned. And if we want to go back further, there are plenty of friendships (“groups”) from the 80s and 90s that have lasted 20, 30 years, none of which are included (which is why I find this article kind of pointless… someone at this media outlet must have needed to fulfill some quota or deadline or something and just whipped up this useless article…)

    With all that said, personally I don’t really see the need to label celebrity friendships with “group” or “clique” or give them a name or anything like that – usually that’s just for gimmick and/or promotion purposes…unless the intention is for the group to perform together in some capacity or have some common goal/objective, otherwise, there’s really no need….just let the celebrities develop their friendships on their own…

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  7. Profile photo of shimmerstars shimmerstars says:

    This news article is incomplete!!!

    Totally missing 1 important group!

    It’s called the “七姊妹” (7 sisters group). They’ve been around for over 10 years! How can anyone not know this!??

    The group includes:
    1. Charmaine Sheh
    2. Sherming Yiu
    3. Angela Tong Ying Ying
    4. Toby Leung Ching Kei
    5. Margaret Chung Lai Kei
    6. Janet Chow Ga Wai
    7. Annie Man Chung Han

    #七姊妹

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