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@littlefish We don’t know the truth behind the Elaine story anyway. Maybe Jackie has paid her off in one lump sum or pays monthly. Maybe the relationship between the mother and father is so bad that they can’t agree to make arrangements for the child.
@msxie0714 I prefer Jackie because he has contributed to the industry more. At the end of the day we as viewers can only judge what they put on screen. Both are terrible family men but good to have as a friend.
@littlefish I mean seriously ‘it’s even like the dogs were laughing at me’. He does know there are a lot of poor, homeless people living on the streets in terrible conditions right? Especially with him coming from China where there are a lot of rural areas and poverty.
@coralie agree completely with you. I liked him in early 2000s when he starred in Hanwu king. Un-fanned him as years passed when he dropped his girlfriend for AB, and especially when he shut down Shanghai traffic for that lavish wedding. It's not jealousy speaking here, but AB turned him into someone trying too hard to be cool and smooth. I think she knew he was a ticket to fame and riches in China due to his connections. Why else would a model with poor acting skills get so many starring roles.
So which is the bigger jackass - Eric Tsang or Jackie Chan?
@theyenman frankly, the Miss HK contest is sexist and backward. Most of the contestants are from overseas where they should at least have more awareness about these issues instead of tolerating the body/face shaming they face in an 'advanced' HK society.
Hmmmm ancient Chinese believed men with weak constitution or lacking in sexual prowess are more likely to father girls. Hence this is one of the reasons men prefer to have sons even in today's age. I remember reading that younger mothers are more likely to produce sons but don't recall that father's age has any contributing effect.
I love JC when I was young, but he’s not a great human being :( You should always think of your children, doesn’t matter how shitty their mothers are! Knowing someone that does their duty of a father make me very very disappointed in JC :/
@jimmyszeto you couldn’t say it any better! I had the same feeling reading the title then the article. While idm him in drama, his personality is a distaste, to the point where if I can I prefer not to watch any of his drama! And I might get backlash for saying this, but after reading whatever he needed to say, I feel like go buy those inflatable boxing doll, stuck his face on it and start hitting lol. Im not a violent person but this dude is seriously irritating lol, good motivation to get fit lawl!
@funnlim this has nothing to do with weinstein or trump. my reply was to the few posts above.
What "illegitimate" ?. He made Elaine pregnant and bored him a daughter.. Etta is his daughter. It is as legitimate as himself. What is he trying to bluff ? If he continue to avoid his responsibility as a father, the day when he go, his name will stink. His history will be tarnished. What a loser.
@windy What has this gotta do with trump? Or Weinstein? One thing for sure. jackie did not metoo elaine. She threw herself at him, she knew what she was doing. Maybe other girls. So far no one coming forward.
To be fair, she has her mom to blame. Whilst I do not believe she did not sign any iron clad settlement agreement, if she is truthful, then Etta can only blame her mom for not guaranteeing a trust fund. Jackie is under no legal obligation. Morally.. well.. I suppose he has more love for planes than his own flesh and blood. I mean he was never that much of a daddy to his son, more so an unwanted daughter. We can criticise jackie for not offering financial help, and he is as lousy as a father to his legitimate child like he is to his illegitimate child, since elaine took pains to emphasise she did not take a single cent, jackie need not pay a single cent. Etta should sue but i suppose HK law is same in commonwealth countries and a bastard father to an illegitimate child has no legal obligation. Bastard as he is. But maybe he did offer help? If not i wonder how elaine and etta can survive until now? Not that she has any career. P/s it's his money. he can leave it to anyone he wants. Is Jaycee getting any? If jaycee is not, more so etta. You want to see whether he treats etta fairly, see how he treats jaycee and compare.
@bubbletea do the westerners who voted for Trump included European, Canadian, Australian or only American? I only know about Jackie Chan's daughter because I read this web. No entertainment/news in my country (I'm from Southeast Asia) ever published story about this so I will say that 99.99% people don't know about his action. However, they watch his movies since they are broadcasted on TV regularly and since he always played a kindhearted hero, he was synonym to his role. People in entertainment industry obviously know but what is the advantage for them to bring this matter out? Nothing. They might gossip about him secretly. But that is it. Who in Hollywood doesn't know about that abominable Harvey Weinstein? Did they do something? That Meryl Streep even called Weinstein as God. They also still worship Woody Allen and that child rapist Roman Polanski.
@m0m0 That’s what I was just going to say – Jacky has 2 daughters, with his eldest daughter Zoe turning 18 this year, so the other 3 Heavenly Kings definitely have a long ways to go in order to catch up, lol. So now the 4 Heavenly Kings are officially the 4 Heavenly FILs….it will be interesting to see if any of the other 3 will try for a son somewhere down the line – Aaron’s wife and Leon’s girlfriend are young still so probably will try to have more kids….Andy I doubt will push too hard for it due to Carol’s older age but of course hard to say….
@m0m0 I don’t think it is to blame the mother? Since being a boy or girl is based on the dad’s gene. So if anything, it’s the blame on the dad for leaving it too late lawl. But then I’m more science minded than a lot of traditional asians who got no idea how gene works
@llwy12 yes, a lot more Asians have woken up to Jackie's disgusting character. Well, we all know that the celebs don't like to upset the apple cart, so to speak. They will be polite to Jackie but they know w uhh at he is really like. The newbies will say nothing cause they know he carries a lot of clout and can have them frozen out. The westerners lap up his good guy image and the Hollywood ce 'll ebs are just as bad, and some are worse than him, so they are cool with him. You know what they say about birds of a feather. That vapid, Kartrashian family is famous for what? I am sorry, but they are nothing but a bunch of riff raff, low life, trashy attention hogs. They are famous for all the wrong disgusting reasons, and the Americans loooove them. They are losers and their fans have a few chips missing. Famous for nothing except a few lard infused backsides that are more an eyesore than a turn on. Oh, how could I forget the infamous sex tape that started it all. I bet a lot of their fans are also Jackie chan fans. Of course, you should know I would tell off that delusional idiot, lol.
@mangotango i heard about the same thing too but i think it's an excuse to blame the female if they don't end up having a boy. who really knows....
@bubbletea “Delusional” seems to have become one of my favorite words of late as well. Glad you told the “delusional” fool off, lol. ;-) With Westerners, I’m actually not too surprised, since Hollywood is teeming with celebrities similar to Jackie, some even with “rap sheets” worse than his (undoubtedly these are the same fools who worship the likes of the shallow, attention-seeking, dysfunctional Kardashian family). It’s those in the Asian community who still embrace Jackie wholeheartedly (albeit only a small group now, lol) -- including those in the HK entertainment industry – that baffles me. But then again, I guess it’s in-line with Asians generally being more reserved in that even if they hate someone, they are not going to come right out and say it….plus we all know HK celebrities don’t like to “rock the boat” so even if they are abhorred by Jackie’s behavior like most of us are, they are probably not going to say anything unfortunately….
@jimmyszeto you took the words out of my fingertips. What Carlos experienced is a real struggle. My respect for him has gone up some notches. He deserves all the good things that are coming his way, he paid his dues @IIwy12 as usual, very well said. I too commented on the unnecessary whining from Huang Xiaoming about trivial, petty things. I too was totally miffed at his pri Madonna attitude. Such a silly, entitled spoilt brat. A real struggle or crisis will kill him, for sure.
@coralie LOL what theory is that? Male Y chromozomes not effective anymore for older dads? Congrats to parents. 5 lb is not too bad for a premmie. Av. Weight for Asian babies around 6.5 to 7, I think.
@llwy12 I too have joined the club of not watching anything with this donkey. What you said to me is exactly what I told the idiot who worships Jerky Chan. You do know one of my favorite words is delusional, and that is how I addressed the fool. I told Dumb Dumbest that I can refer one of my work collegues to give them a checkup. Jealous of what.... You know, it just boggles my mind that westerners, and some Asians still cant see the nasty, indifferent piece of work, disguised as a human named Jacky Chan. Then again, if westerners can vote in Trump and defend him, anything is possible right?
@dramas4me I also stopped watching his works a long time ago and have even taken to forwarding through any programs he is in because seeing his face on the screen disgusts me so much. It’s astounding that so many people continue to worship him and confer the title of “big brother” on him when nothing he does or says is worthy of any respect whatsoever. @bubbletea Tell the person who claims that other Chinese celebs are jealous of Jackie that he/she is surely delusional and should probably have his/her brain checked by a doctor. Yea, I’m sure many celebrities are envious of Jackie being a certified a**hole and are tripping all over themselves to emulate such a sorry excuse for a human being, lol.
@llwy12 There are plenty who have been living off tiny base salaries and cheap bread in the past and currently now. Just need to look at the group of support actor/actresses that went to HKTV. There likes of Huang Xiaoming tries to gain sympathy because his ego is hurt from being criticised for crap at English and singing. There are actors earning pennies and treated like extras by crew and audiences but they have to grit their teeth and work on until one day they can be recognised enough to be criticised by viewers. Something that Huang Xiaoming thinks is the ‘end of the world’...
@jimmyszeto I know, right? HXM should be ashamed of himself for “crying” about so-called struggles that weren’t really struggles. Makes my blood boil when I hear rich, arrogant actors like HXM “whining” about being criticized for their acting or singing or whatnot back in the day – who the hell cares? My sympathy is reserved for artists like Carlos and many many others who truly did have difficult paths to fame and had to struggle with “real” issues such as trying to put food on the table or keeping a roof over their heads or had to deal with a variety of health issues resulting from their work, or struggled with family or other circumstances, and now that they’ve overcome those struggles, are immensely grateful to those who once helped them, even if it was someone who did something as simple as paying for their meal or lending them clothes. These are the types of “tough road to stardom” stories that we want to hear, not the “I got laughed at for my poor English omg it’s the end of the world” kind….
He is a jerk period. With ALL the money he has even if he just gives her/her mom a "drop" of it to help out - it wouldn't even make a dent on his assets. I stopped watching any of his work a long time ago.
@coralie you do have some great points and I can, and will agree to what you said. I have met a lot of degreed donkeys in my time. I have also met a lot of folks who know a lot about stocks, bonds and can carry on a highly intelligent conversation with professionals and PhD professors, etc. However, that degree has become a staple nowadays and it is worth sacrificing for. In this day and age, most people who don't have one wish they did, cause they don't get the promotions, or the jobs of their heearts. A lot of parents are firmly encouraging their children to obtain a degree, especially if the parents did not habe onr. They tell the children, "I want you to achieve more out of lifr than me, so stidy hard and earn an education and and a degree." No it is not all there is to life, but having that degree opens doors that otherwise would be closed in one's face. I see your point too. Bill Gates did not finish college, and he can talk stocks and bonfs and many socail anf political topics with the best of them. So I hear you. While on the other hand, Donald Trump has degrees from Ivy League universities and is the most ignorant, dumbest jacka$$ for a president.
it'd be actually surprising if he chooses to support his daughter instead given his track record. he must have some kind or terminate disease or mental illness if he does that.
that's too funny that they will be dubbed as the four heavenly father in laws. it's indeed very coincidental that they all ended up having daughters. it's be funny if they all just have one kid and call it quits. doesn' jacky cheung have two? i guess the other three would have to do some catch up work.
@bubbletea I acknowledged that a degree is what you need to get your foot into any career nowadays, because that's the lowest expectation. The reason this became a discussion point to begin with is that there's this idea that just because someone didn't go to college, that they're not 'educated' and wouldn't know how to discuss advance subjects related to say, the financial markets. Well, sure, if you went to college to study finance, then of course you would be way more educated on that topic than say someone who studied biology or someone who never went to university at all. But that doesn't mean they can't be self-taught or that they're not educated on their own. That is an elitist mentality and disparages people without a diploma, as if they are less than those who have a degree. I can only say I've met a ton of [email protected]$$es in my life with a degree and also many that don't have a degree, so I don't buy the idea that you need a degree to be competent and knowledgeable. It builds a good foundation and gets your foot into the door, but otherwise, it doesn't measure your ability in real life. And honestly, you don't really need to have so many great qualities to finish college to get a degree. As long as you read/write/follow instructions/afford college, you can get that diploma. Where I'm from, colleges are everywhere. I admit maybe because of that, my views on obtaining a certificate is highly skewed. I think just about anyone can get it if they really want to, which really says nothing about the person except that they really want a degree (ok, some are in it purely for academic reasons, which is great. hats off to them. but most people go to college for a degree to make a living.)
I hope Huang Xiaoming is reading this. This is a ‘real’ struggle.
The older the parents get, the more likely they are to have daughters.
Aaron should ease up on the botox and accept hid age. He can't even seem to emote anymore. His face is as smooth as a baby's bottom, and is young looking, but at what cost? He can't smile and his face looks cold and stiff, like Dracula's
I am partisl to the comments of @hetieshou and those of @jimmyszeto. Yes,we can all work hard and change our career paths, but having a degree will help our employers make the decision to hire us in the first place. @coralie, you said you have a degree in nursing, but you changed your career path to something totally different. Well, I have news for you. If you think that having that degree did not help get you hired, think again. It showed your boss and others that you are smart, Intelligent and capable of obtaining an education and a degree. It is a large foot in the door, a solid foundation to start with, and it makes people respect you. I see many times that the people who have degrees get treated better, and get promoted more than those without, although the people without degrees are doing the same job, and well, I must say. Having the degree is not all, don't get me wrong. When you get the job, displaying team workability, the desire to work hard and improve, good, positive rapport with others, the ability to listen, help, honesty, showing respect, willing to work unsupervised on your own, all these fantastic work qualities help. However, if you have that degree, it makes you a gem of an employee.
While he's at it, he should buy a heart, some morals and a conscience. Then again, no amount of money can buy those things, especially for a poor excuse of a human being like Jackie Chan. Someone told me that the other Chinese celebs are jealous of Jackie. If that is so, they have nothing to be jealous about, and should not waste their time. Please disperse, please disperse, nothing to be jealous of here.
i think these pics are appropriate, she looks great with or w/o the bump. i think these pics show that women can look beautiful at any stage of life.
she looks beautiful.
I feel this article is really unfair. fred didn't ask to be dragged into this. sure, he's a potential candidate for carlos' role, but there were plenty of others too! just cus he's the only one with some fame, the papz dragged him into this mess to be scorned and compared to with carlos.
@llwy12 omg, I forgot about the kid, you're right. when I watched him, I was like dang, this kid is a natural! when tvb usually cast children roles, they're usually pretty stiff and awkward. you can totally tell they're just reciting dialogue and not owning it. not this kid though! he's so good with his script that it feels like a regular child conversing with an adult. good casting this round, I must say.
@llwy12 ditto for me! Love the hilarious parts as well as the sad parts of the drama. The 3 male leads have such great chemistry. Carlos is definitely a good fit for his role, same for Wayne and John. The little boy who plays Wayne's son is such a cutie and looks like a mini version of Him Law.
@coralie I’ve been “catching up” with the series on the weekends as well. One of the things I’m enjoying quite a bit with this series is the subtle humor, which Carlos, Wayne, and John provide plenty of without even trying. I will admit that I cracked up so hard at the “Chung Ka Yan” and “Chung Chor Hung” thing -- that scene where Carlos is proudly explaining his rationale for choosing those 2 names while Wayne and John have this “WTH are you out of your mind” look on their faces yet they tell him to his face “oh yea, we love those names!”...hilarious scene! The banter between Wayne and John throughout the series has been fun to watch as well – seeing them try to one-up each other for the first few episodes and then now finally working together has been interesting. Also, no one has mentioned the kid who plays Wayne’s son (the child actor’s name is Marcus Lo and he’s been a regular in both TV series as well as movies since 2012) – he’s been a delight in the series so far even with the little screen time he has. Oh and the entire segment about Carlos finding his wife’s friend and then subsequently discovering the box with the letter – he nailed those emotional scenes so perfectly...I actually did get teary-eyed while watching those scenes, which is rare for me with TVB series nowadays. Carlos was definitely the perfect choice for the role – thank you Amy Wong for deciding to cast him instead of Fred!!
@hetieshou I'm sorry to hear about what happened to you. No, I experienced the opposite of you. Actually Vietnamese people often prejudiced against people like me. It happened to my family and my friends also. Many of them are angry because of the history between China and Vietnam and we have nothing to do with it, so I think it's unfair for them to use it against us. There are good and bad people in every ethnicity and nationalities. The world will be a much nicer place if we all use that as our guideline and not judging people because where they came from, the color of their skin or someone else's actions.
@theyenman Hi. How do you know that some people are not offending about the skimpy bikinis in those beauty pageants? They didn't say anything doesn't mean that they are ok with them. I haven't watched any of those "beauty pageants" for a long time. We all have our own opinions about things. We all should respect other people's opinions also.
@funnlim @jimmyszeto @llwy12 - thanks guys. in one leisure weekend, I finished the rest of what I missed in one go. episode 12 was freaking funny - that dad/son pair is hilarious when they tried to fight their grandpa. this episode finally showed some synchronization between father/son and it seems the series is finally trending in a more positive direction. the plot turned the relationship into a less antagonizing position and i can enjoy it more. i can't say I'm in love with this show, because i still FF a lot of it, but it's nice to see our veterans strutting their acting chops while the newbies bring some heart.
Haiz... HXM used to have so much potential. I was a fan way back when. But then something happened to him (too much botox? PS?), I don't know, but he doesn't look the same anymore. He's started to look swarmy/smug and arrogant and too much of an attention-seeker. I can't tell if it's his personality that changed or his looks. Unfortunately if a celebrity has the wrong look, it can repel a lot of people. The fact he married AB is also a major turn off. I feel a little bad here because AB didn't do anything to wager my antagonism - I only think she doesn't deserve the fame, fortune and opportunities that her face brought her, considering that she's not even that pretty! Together they are an infamous pair. The Kim & Kanye
@llwy12 Hrm. So at one point, I remember seeing him in lots of that type of role. His subsequent roles were not a "breakthrough" again so I guess I don't see him as critically success. He stayed kelele :( I know what you mean though. Typical TVB and HK media. Sillies.
@smurf Exactly. The point is there'll be a struggle and discomfort for 99% people who just start reading. Things will click. For Westerners, it'll take a longer time to learn the pin yin yes; but if you're really invest and like the book, you'll learn. So these translated names to English is ridiculous; unless it's common sense / straight translation like Jade Emperor instead of Yuc Wong Dai Day. Thanks for the links, mate.
@bubbletea Well said and one of the factors in some people’s lives is luck which is what many do not have so must suffer and work from the bottom up. Many struggle for each meal, keep a roof over their head and must be frugal on each little thing but yet they still endure and work hard. But here he is whining about these petty things. When anyone is pampered too much in life, even a tiny little problem will make them cry like a little kid.
@jimmyszeto I agree and some people just cannot feel even a little bit of pain in their life versus others who truly suffer. Sadly when anyone’s life is too good, even one little setback will make them cry like a baby. He and his wife are truly meant to be a couple. His wife is more annoying though, especially with trying to prove that she is natural when she truly is not. She must think we are all blind or stupid.
@mosailan Ok,thanks so much! Let me see if I can find it first. I can read Chinese and all but get lazy to read.
@llwy12 Thanks so much for the info! No wonder I do not know her at all. But I must say I find it very strange to date someone so much younger since they usually have a motive. Not to say that true love cannot exist when the age gap is so big but it is very rare. I hope her daughters are ok with it and you are right, if they are more westernized then they may more likely accepting.
@dramas4me Thanks for info about you. I know some Cantonese too but can understand it better than I can speak it. Who is prejudice against you? You mean the people in China? I wonder why Chinese are bias against Vietnamese and other southeast Asians? I find that sad how some Chinese have the superiority complex towards others? I guess it is similar to people from HK and Taiwan being bias against mainlanders. Very sad that you can even discriminate against your own ethnicity so why should we be shocked that they discriminate against other ethnicities. I have met some Chinese who think they are superior to Vietnamese. Most think I am mostly Chinese at first glance and seem like they are disappointed when I say I am Vietnamese with some Chinese ancestry. I actually just argued with this one racist Chinese girl on Quora. She looked down on Vietnamese and called me ugly and that I do not look Chinese( I actually posted my photo on there to respond to a question) because I would actually look pretty if I was Chinese. I was so insulted because you do not need to be or look Chinese to be pretty. Not all Chinese girls are pretty too. I hope I never run into another racist person like that.
@jjwong I don't agree with the similar name argument. In Song of Fire and Ice series (Game of Thrones) there are no less than 15 different Bran/Brandons, Roberts, etc. People take time to learn them.
@jjwong This is most comprehensive site for wuxia discussions and translations. You will have to use search function to find all the translations. http://www.spcnet.tv/forums/forumdisplay.php/29-Wuxia-Translations
@funnlim Just found the original thread. I followed this one for almost 8 years... http://www.spcnet.tv/forums/showthread.php/21972-A-step-into-the-past-%E5%AF%BB%E7%A7%A6%E8%AE%B0-by-Huang-Yi
@funnlim This is most comprehensive site for wuxia discussions and translations. You will have to use search function to find all the translations. http://www.spcnet.tv/forums/forumdisplay.php/29-Wuxia-Translations
@msxie0714 Who said Americans are open minded when it comes to sexuality, and what does that have to do with this thread? If you think making a snide comment about Americans will offend me, I assure you it won't. I'm not even American. All I'm saying is, some people here seem to be offended by these photos, yet have no issues seeing women trot out on the stage in skimpier bikinis, advertising their three sizes. It's like selling meat at a meat market, yet I don't see any uproar over it. Every year, it's about who's "ugly" or who's "good looking" in stories about the next crop of Miss HK contestants. Heck, wasn't one of them praised for doing a stripper routine on a pole? How's that not sexual, and how are people not all in a huff about that?
@msxie0714 kim k always posts her nude pics for fame since she has no talent to show lol
@theyenman Yet so many open-minded Americans bash Kim Kardashian for taking every opportunity she can get to share pics of her nude body with the public.
@littlefish Yea and I think fans’ love for the works play a huge role as well, as they would be motivated in making sure the proper respect is there in terms of the translation. I know that’s the way I am with stuff I’m passionate about — I would go to painstaking lengths to ensure it’s done correctly and if I know I can’t do it, I wouldn’t even try.
@jimmyszeto @funnlim They should’ve kept the original English title, as the current one doesn’t fit the series at all. In a recent interview, producer Amy Wong clarified that the Chinese title actually has special meaning, as do the personalities of some of the characters as well as some of the plot points. So far, I agree about not being sure where the series is headed (though watching previews and reading spoilers on the side does give some clues), but I do find the series refreshing, both in terms of cast and overall story. Personally, I was interested in watching this series because of Carlos and I’m happy to see that, so far, he hasn’t disappointed— in fact, he’s been the biggest highlight of the series! Wayne’s character isn’t likable, but for me, it’s refreshing to see him finally going back to his roots and playing bad guy / semi-bad guy characters, which he hadn’t really done since he became TV King so many years ago. John Gor’s acting is his usual excellent level so no complaints there. Joel too, he’s been doing great as well with the little screen time he has. On the female side, Elvina has been holding down the fort pretty well, while Rosina has been decent, though a bit unnatural with her acting...perhaps she is trying too hard with the Japanese thing. Pat Ha hasn’t had much screen time so far but I’m going to assume with Chris Lau finally entering the picture, her role will probably be more dominant in the second half. Both Helen Ma and Mary Hon have been excellent as well in their respective roles.
@jimmyszeto I know, right? You said it right. Looks like he is an over the top drama personality, just like his wife. I too thought the lowest point of HXM's life was exactly like you described. His ebiz life has been very pampered and easy, despite the fact that he is no great talent. Other artists are struggling and can't get on the roster like he did. They struggle to pay bills, put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. They also get depressed because they know they are talented and just cannot seem to get a break. Huang Xiaoming lives high off the hog while running on minimum talent. I have noticed that he says the most asinine things when he opens his mouth.
@passingby I bought the movie when it came out on DVD a few years back (yes, I’m old-school...but this movie was definitely worth paying DVD price for). However you can also watch it on Iqiyi if you have an account and VIP subscription.
@jjwong In a way, the critical success thing is true in Dickson’s case, as that rapist role was more well-known than all of his roles at TVB combined. There was quite a bit of buzz back then over Dickson’s portrayal (mostly because it was so convincing) and many later audiences (those who may not have seen him in TVB series from the late 80s/early 90s when he actually had more significant and better developed roles) only knew him by that role. TVB also started typecasting him in those types of roles after that. I remember Dickson saying in an interview a few years back that nowadays whenever someone has a breakthrough role as a rapist, the media always calls him up to ask his reaction (yup, that’s the silly HK media for you).
@llwy12 thx for the additional info and link. Do you have the link to the drama? TIA.
@wm2017 You are referring to Susanna Au Yeung. She played the older Wong Yung while Barbara played the young Wong Yung. So sad that they both left everyone already.
Wow that is one sexy mummy. Her daughter is a beauty.
@hetieshou Pat Ha was a movie actress back in the 1980s. She was never in TV series back then (at least not in HK -- aside from RTHK series, which technically don't count) -- last year is the first time she filmed TV series in HK (she filmed Daddy Cool for TVB and the Margaret and David sequel EX for ViuTV, in which she reunited with one of her former acting partners Anthony Wong). Pat's claim to fame was in the movie Nomad (烈火青春) in 1982 (she starred opposite Leslie Cheung, Cecilia Ip, and Kent Tong) -- she was only 17 years old at the time and that movie was her debut in the entertainment industry, yet it shot her to instant popularity, earning her a Best New Artist nomination at that year's HKFA. She later filmed a boatload of movies, including a few category III movies (there's one she filmed in the mid-80s opposite Alex Man that basically made her a household name at the time). She was invited to film movies and TV series in Taiwan in the mid-80s too and that's where she met her husband Huang Guanbo, who was a wealthy businessman at the time. It's not surprising that many current audiences don't remember her, since she retired from the industry back in 1989 after getting married and then emigrated to the U.S. shortly after. I'm not sure how old her daughters are but based on the math -- assuming she had her first daughter around the time she got married, then that daughter would be nearly 30 years old...her other daughters had to have been born not too many years apart, so probably in their 20s now. At 52 years old, Pat really isn't that old, so if she's dating men younger than her by 15 years (maybe even 20), that means the men are in their 30s -- in some cases perhaps not much older than her daughters...not sure how her daughters would feel about this, though if they were raised in the U.S., most likely they will be more accepting of it...
@passingby Agreed that Carlos is a breath of fresh air. He's doing a great job in Daddy Cool right now -- too bad he doesn't have as many scenes compared to Wayne and John. Fred absolutely CANNOT take on this role because his acting is nowhere near Carlos' level. There are nuances to Carlos' acting that are more noticeable when you watch some of his other more recent works -- I really don't think Fred would be able to pull off Carlos' role because he doesn't have the emotional range that Carlos does. If you guys truly want a comparison point, watch Carlos' performance in the movie Happiness, where his role was VERY different from the one he does currently in Daddy Cool. Even though Kara was really the heart and soul of the movie (she did win another HKFA Best Actress for the role several years ago as anticipated), Carlos turned in an impressive performance as Ah Yuk -- the emotional range he was able to pull off with the role made it one of his most unforgettable performances in my book. This review of the movie in SCMP from 2 years ago sums up Carlos' character really well: http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2017063/film-review-happiness-kara-wai-carlos-chan-bond-one-best-hong-kong
@theyenman and I couldn't agree with you more on those Ms HK/beauty pageants where the contestants wore less. Some of their teeny weeny bikini is so exposed. I thought her shots were nicely done and she looks gorgeous.
@theyenman indeed. I thought those pictures were beautiful. She looks gorgeous as well. Can't understand why they were bashed so much sigh
Side note: anyone knows of there's audio-books to these novels? Canto-version? Or maybe there's fan site that have done it. I honestly would support kickstarter or something sinilar to get a good audio-books or English translated transcript to all these xD It seems like that Wuxia Society fan page has been stagnant :(
Dang, some people here really are conservative huh? They're celebrating the human body, and not meant to be sexual. I don't see what the big deal is. The photos seem pretty tasteful IMO. You see more skin on a Miss/Mr HK contest. Now those shows are degrading. It's basically trotting out men / women to be judged on their appearance, yet people don't seem to have a problem with that.
When I was a kid, I always thought "Category III" films were considered HK pornography. Now that I'm an adult, and looking back, they're actually tame and no more exposing than a regular R rated film here in the West. Guess Asian culture is still pretty conservative when it comes to these things, but I pretty much think Cat III films aren't that big a deal. Of course, if you ask my parents though, they still think make such a big deal of it if someone's ever been in one.
@wm2017 Gorgeous mates don't guarantee happiness. If that were the case, there wouldn't be so much cheating and divorces among Hollywood's beautiful couples.
My misgivings on these pics is related to how hawt the preggo momma and papa looks! C’mon how is the rest of the world supposed to compare and compete with that? Impossible! Show us your stuff without all that PS and you’ll show us a normal pregnant momma! I understand why some celebrities bring their kids on reality shows. I get what they mean because sometimes as breadwinners, they have no time for family. They have to continue earning money to keep up their current lifestyle. So that means very little interaction with their little ones. Bringing them onto shows let them spend time together while earning money. I don’t consider this exploitation since that wasn’t the intention. If you look at Jordan Chan and his son, that’s a good example.
@smurf please post step into the past link. Please!!
@smurf OMG. Thanks for sharing!!! I took a quick read on Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. It's great!!! Only sad thing is it's only 1 chapter thus far. So many option now, IDK which one to read next lol.
@llwy12 Exactly! It irks me to no end when China alters what make us, us. Look how they eff up "Money King" in that movie with Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Or even in the Terra Cotta warriors in thevMummy. None of that remotely close to their original creativity. Yet they mixed it all up, pick and chose things that westerners slightly know and piece them all together INSTEAD of telling the story correctly, expand their knowledge in the original stories, and make them learn properly. Sad. On a somewhat related note, I like how Korean mandated their celebs from using or having English name / stage name. @hetieshou Isn't Xiao Bao means Little Treasure? So many that's why they chose Trinket??? I mean they can simply do Why Sew-Bow and use Sew-Bow throughout the novel. Or again, keep the pin yin. I mean how many had to do second or third look at Hermione, Daenerys, Arwen? By the way, how is HK or China treat copyright of YJ works?
@jimmyszeto I know there are people, celebs and nome celebs, are like that; attentiom w-hores. I don't see an issue with that. You do you; like okay. But then they pull in their kids and families, I'm like wt... I hate reality shows with kids. I hate even more when people actual enjoy watching them. It's highly creepy, imo. The west is the lead in exploiting kids though. They're notorious. Honey boo boo. Tiara Toodlers. Kids on talent shows. Korea is becoming/trending this lately too.
@janet72 If a guy my age dates my daughter in the future, i'll probably knock him out tbh...
@janet72 HAHAHAHHAH totally agree! I was so confused with her character .... she's horrible...
@jjwong I agree with you. The reason it bothers me so much is because I see it as a matter of respect for the culture. Sure, pin yin is daunting for Westerners but that doesn’t mean we should just change it to make it easier on others. Yes, English names are translated based on the way they sound, not based on meaning. So the name Jennifer would be 珍尼弗 (zhen ni fu) because those characters sound closest based on pronunciation. If you were to take those Chinese characters separately and translate them, 珍 means “treasure” or “precious”, 尼 means “Buddhist nun”, and 弗 is a formal way for saying “no” or “not”. So based on the Western translators’ logic, if I’m trying to translate an English work into Chinese for non-English speaking audience and I see the name 珍尼弗, is it ok for me to just translate her name as “Treasure” because it’s easier than having to use 3 characters and also less confusing? Or would “Jennifer” like to be called “Buddhist nun” or “Not” instead???
@passingby Good lord, thankfully, I missed that one. Granted, can't say I'm surprised after that whole incident involving him sexually assaulting Rose Chan in public. Doesn't get much worse than that. And to think I used to be a fan of his growing up. *shudders*
@cutie777 omg dont remind me of Benny Chan and his wife's pics. There was a very revolting pic of him trimming his wife's pubic hair, no less. Gross to the max. Had to wash my eyes.
@hetieshou I can speak Mandarin because I attended Chinese & Vietnamese schools in Vietnam. I also speak Cantonese & Hainan. My father migrated to Vietnam from Hainan Island, China when he was nine years old. My mother was Chinese, but she was born in Vietnam. Many people there think that they are "pure" Vietnamese and they often prejudice against people like me. :(
@jjwong Celebrities are addicted to the limelight. They can't accept it when others are in the news and themselves are not. Taking these photos which are supposedly 'for a good memorable experience for the couple' but then they release it to public. What they want more than anything are comments of constant praise such as 'beautiful' and 'gorgeous' from people on social media which gives them enormous satisfaction. Ella Koon is also prolific at doing this. Minor celebrities who crave attention. Likecelebrities say they take their children to reality shows 'for bonding and experience of spending time with them'. Spending time with them is taking them to the local park. Not taking them onto a reality show to be potentially ridiculed and judged by viewers. We in the west also have many reality shows but at least we do not unethically exploit our children for money and limelight. There are few children who grow up and enjoy seeing past embarrassing actions or photos of themselves...
I never understood these family-boudoir photo session. I find it highly creepy, lol. Even if these are for private viewing only, who tf wilk you show to? I mean, are you gonna show these to your parents?? Your friends? Even your kids when they're older? How awkard! If it's bc you're celebs so you're selling these pics for money, that's very very selfish and self center of you to use your family, kids as a money maker. Child labor anyonr? xD No wonder why new gen is so obsess with insta and selfie. They're conditioned from the womb! Lol.
do the actors/actresses really do a sex scene?
@passingby I agree with you too...why can't she keep her body covered or at least cover MORE? we really don't need to see a pregnant woman wearing just her bra and underwear.
@passingby kevin cheng AND her parents are from the same generation. it's REALLY time for her to get married, have many kids to keep her busy and most importantly, please go back to Canada. her acting sucks! her role in 'flying tigers' is supposed to be a pathologist but she behaves as though she is suffering from some mental illness.
@hetieshou you can give it a try. I was surprised my local library had it. I live in Canada and the city where I am from, we have a small Chinese population compared to Vancouver or Toronto (but large enough to have a Chinatown). I couldn't get past the first chapter as I found some of the translation ridiculous. Maybe in the future I'd give it another try.
As for the black and white color picture from above when I first saw it I thought she was breastfeeding her daughter. They remind me of Benny Chan I remember one of his article are similar like this one too accept his are more private. Like some people say it should kept it to themselves only. I wonder if this baby is going to be a boy?
@msxie0714 Oh dear..... I do not want to see that....
@dramas4me Whatever floats their boat I guess....
@jjwong Good suggestions! However, if they want to keep the English translations close to the Chinese then I wonder how they got Trinket Wei from Wei Xiao Bao?
@janet72 Really? I do not know much myself but heard that she dated many rich men who were already married. I heard she even caused the wife of one of those rich men to get cancer and died as a result. Basically,she did a lot of bad things but is yet living a happy and luxurious life now so I wonder where the karma is? Maybe it will strike her later in life? A bit off topic, but I heard that the son of Dik Ying(that evil actress that kicked Yammie) is now suffering so many are saying that karma is biting back at her. Maybe the same thing will happen to Michele?
@jimmyszeto I agree and many fields have skills that can overlap which would be good for people who want to change careers. The basic skills learned in school is what helps define us as a person which is why when you are educated, it shows versus someone who is not. It is not just the subject matter but the whole experience and the other skills that we acquire not just the subject matter. A degree is not just a piece of paper to get your foot in the door. It is sort of like how some say that a marriage certificate is just a piece of paper but it is much more than that. It is the meaning and significance behind it as well. Sadly many do not get that...
@jimmyszeto Very well said and even though what I studied is relevant to my field but I had to take a lot of GE classes which helped me expand my knowledge in other areas. I find it sad that some just do not value education like they used to. When someone is educated you can easily see it versus someone who is not. Yup, we put so much blood, sweat, heart, effort, endless nights of studying, pulling all nighters,etc... just to get our degree. I find it sad that some will disregard it as just a piece of paper. Physically that is what it is, but the hard work and effort that we put into it and what it represents is what’s important.
@jjwong Yup Vietnam was a part of China a very very long time ago. A number of the early rulers were Chinese descendants too. Vietnam is influenced by France too. Even some of the food and vocabulary words were from French too. My great aunt married a French man too. No wonder I feel like I have a connection to France. I took French for years too and aced it. I wonder if it is due to the French influence? Hm.... Well according to the very very very ancient times, we all originated from Africa at one point.
@dramas4me No Vietnam was a part of China back in the days. I speak both languages too. I speak Mandarin though. Which dialect do you speak? They have some similarities but lots of differences too. Yes, I usually translate the names but some names like Truong/Cheung/Zhang is strictly a Chinese surname which is my grandmother’s last name. That Chinese Vietnamese guy is named Micheal Luong. You can view his DNA results video on YouTube. He is very funny when he found out he was mostly Chinese. But even one look at him and you can tell he is more Chinese as he does not really look Vietnamese.
@littlefish I am Vietnamese with Chinese ancestry too. I can speak both too so most think I am Chinese too. Yes most of us are not pure,but Chinese have a higher chance of being pure than Vietnamese since Vietnamese is very mixed. If the DNA tests are correct, then I have lots of other blood besides Chinese and Vietnamese.
@alicesky yes and I would love it if she can marry and retire since her acting is not good at all.
@janet72 Exactly! It seems like she cannot handle the hardships and pressure of being in the e circle. I have feeling she will be like Mandy Cho. Just get married, have kids and become a housewife! Her acting has not gotten any better either.
@bubbletea Thanks and as always well said! Who does not get sick when filming overseas and even in HK? But who whines like her? I just get the feeling that she is a spoiled drama queen who just cannot endure hardships. Sorry but if she continues on like this, her “career” in this circle will be short lived.
@mi88 Exactly! She has nothing more to talk about besides Kevin. I feel as if she is exploiting him for every ounce of fame and attention that she can get. Sometimes it feels like she is a fan girl obsessing over her idol which may be kind of true. I heard back in the days when she did not enter the circle yet, she was a big fan of his and had a crush on him. Therefore, in a sense her dream of marrying her idol may come true which is rare but does happen. It is true that when you date it is normal to talk about your boyfriend/girlfriend but she overdoes it and never passes up the chance to talk about him as if her life revolves around him. I honestly do not find that healthy. Who does not get sick when filming even when still in HK. But for her she makes it seem like it is the biggest deal. Plus,she had her mom with her too. She still needs her mom to care for her? Oh dear... My late parents taught me something that I can never forget which is when a poor person spills their organs no one seems to care but when a rich person gets a tiny cut in their finger, it is the biggest deal. I sense that with Grace but I can be wrong. Honestly even if she was intelligent, careful or whatever, it does not mean she can be a good actress. I feel acting is a skill you can get better with time but it is also a skill where you either have it or you don’t. I have seen many act for many years and are still bad while some just act in just a few series and you immediately see how good they are. I have a feeling that her career in show biz will be short lived like Mandy Cho but I can be wrong. Time will tell.
@bubbletea Thanks and I thought I was the only one who thought she talked too much about Kevin. It is true that when anyone dates anyone, they would of course talk about them. However, people know their limits and they have other things in their life to talk about and concentrate on not just their boyfriend/girlfriend. In this case, she never spares any chance to talk about Kevin. I feel as if she is exploiting Kevin at every single chance she gets. I find that sad. Thanks for your sweet words and I am glad you are proud of your degree as you worked hard for it. I have no choice but must work hard to take care of myself plus others as I am an orphan now(I lost both my parents already). My late parents always taught me to take care of myself as they said there will be a day that they will both leave me. I have brothers but they have their own life and after they marry, they live their own life and care for their own family. Sadly some people take their parents and others for granted. We seem to be twins with similar minds!
I actually quite like HXM as a person. I do not think he is talentless, but he needs a lot of guidance from the directors and co-stars when he is in front of a camera to reign in his emotions. He does his best when he is playing subtle characters and I wish his manager would realise that and stop signing him in a string of stupid roles where he is let loose to overact. HXM tends to give me that the impression that he can be overconfident and he enjoys the attention, which opens him up to the spotlight as well as the criticism that comes with it.
I think that really speaks to how bad a living for an artist back in those days where they had to make extra income from Cat 3 films. To me, making cat 3 films is just another job for them. It doesn't make them more cheap or less professional. In fact, many ex-Cat III artistes have great acting. But what bothers me is that how many artists were duped into starring in cat 3 films without being warned beforehand: David Siu, Lawrence Ng, Leslie Cheung, Moses Chan, etc.. It highlights how the underbelly of the industry preys on the unfamous artistes.
Huang Xiaoming should * and spare us from these pathetic sympathy stories. When I read the title of the article ‘lowest point of his life and dogs seems to be laughing at him’ I expected him to reveal that he used to earn pennies and lived on the streets or possibly had depression. It turns out he felt so low due to some deserved criticism whilst he was still ‘leading all the biggest mainland productions’. He has had the smoothest and luckiest of careers and it rubs salts in wounds for most actors since they would give their right arm to have Huang Xiaoming’s lowest points. Now he is muttering this ‘I cant let anything happen to me because I have a family’ rubbish to display he is a great human being. Give me a break! You would think he was near death and taking life theatening risks with these pathetic comments. I’m sure we feel for him. He’s had a tough run.....
What next? are they going to publish x-rated pics of themselves in the process of creating a baby?
Cat 3 actors never expose all their 'goods', but actresses are always expected or forced to bare all.
@mi88 do i have to?
@passingby ok, so if she didn't whine, would you like her more?
@passingby Some people will think I'm old fashion, too. I think there is no need for them to share these pictures publicly. She basically was wearing thong there.
Do not know this ghost story. The one unforgettable ghost is Joey Wong Cho Yin. Guess one ghost where men are willing to die for. LOL. If this is story about a beautiful ghost, not sure whether ZS can pull it off. Maybe make up and wardrobe artist can help. ZS does not have that dreamy look IMO like Joey.
All fine now. They are easily one of the highest paid celebs. Travel by train then. Safer than flying. Or make sure there is a big estate for son in case anything happens.
@mi88 she has filmed in china before for Captain of Destiny and she had her mother with her too. She's just a pampered whiny princess who really ought to rethink her career in acting and spare the audience the torture of having to watch her "act". She seems to be full of self pity making it seem like she has suffered for the sake of the audience (same attitude towards criticism about her acting...........i already tried my best , it's not my fault you all don't like me.............whines........)
@jjwong http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/09/almost-all-living-people-outside-africa-trace-back-single-migration-more-50000-years https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recent_African_origin_of_modern_humans Or just search for are we all African, and you will see many articles lol.
"Kevin’s maturity enables him to take care of Grace and get along well with her parents."...... now i really loled at this cos he and her parents are from the same generation!
Call me old fashioned but i think these semi nude maternity shots should be for private viewing only. I prefer those which Myolie and her hubby took in which they are fully clothed but emphasising the bump nevertheless.
@bubbletea i agree..he should really go find someone better and look 'woman' enough even for just a beard, he shouldn't stoop that low lol. soo...his 'bestie' is the loverboy you mentioned before? So all those rumors about them before are all true??
@jimmyszeto I forgot about Eliza. Another terrible actress. So many years in tvb and still no improvement. Priscilla wong is another one.
Not sure if Dickson Lee should be considered "critical success" for that role? Praised or recognized, maybe. He was never successful... I'm not saying he can't act. He never was/is promoted or recieved a break. The dudes in Cat III are almost always just bare chest. Not much for them to lose. Sure, it tainted their names to be associated with Cat III but meh they bounced back easily. Actresses seem to have a lot more repercussions though. Aj, double standard at its best.
@megamiaow I agree pin yin is daunting to Westerners. But I still think the characters lost a part of them by changing their names. To help Western readers, put a page of all the names in pin yin and their relationship in the back as reference. GoT has that since there are gazillion of characters and weird names too. It sucked that Asian culture lose part of the identities just to accommodate Western World. We should make them learn about it as is. My 2 cents. Isn't English stories translatiom to Chinese keep the English names pretty closely translated? Like using characters that are similar sounding to the English name but ended up with 2-3 weird Chinese characters ?
@dramas4me Viet Nam WAS a part of China for a long time. That's not an opinion. It's a fact. Hence, you're right that a lot people in Viet Nam are both and have Chinese and Vietnamese names. Japan and French also occupied/ruled Viet Nam at one point by the way. One of reasons why we love baguettes so much, lol. @littlefish I've never heard Asians are African descendents. Interesting. Source? I've read that there are Asians occupying Africa due to slavery, black market human trafficking, sell "little piglet" back in the days. There were many Chinese slavery in US as well back in the days. African-Americans were not the only slave labour. Funny how only BLM hops on the past but hardly anyone recognize or peep up about Chinese slaves. *shrugs*
I’m glad Carlos was chosen for the role. He is great. I don’t think I would enjoy The this series if it wasn’t for him. Carlos and Rosina make a cute couple. As for Fred, he doesn’t have lead material and charisma like Carlos. To be honest, I don’t think he’s a great singer either. His singing is ok to listen and easy to forget. Sorry Fred’s fans that I don’t mean to bash him or anything. It’s simply my personal opinion.
@anon I already know I am a genius, but thank you. Well, my point also is proven and thanks to @hetieshou for such a wonderful comment as well. There is a reason why you don't see many comments here about older women dating younger men. It is frowned upon more than older men dating younger women, especially in Asian countries. I rest my genius case, lol.
Oh puleeese, give me a moment! Candid, where the candid at?! Somebody better show me where the candid at cause I ain't seeing it. I thought that he was going to talk about the work he had done. This man does not strike me as a very smart man at all. He has said some lame duck things before that made him look very stupid and backward. So his poor singing and eglish pronunciation made him feel so low that he considered that the lowest point of his life. He became even more famous because of that, and it did not hurt his career. In fact, it added to his career, in a fun and positive way. Oh please, give me a damn break. How dramatic is this man?!!. I thought the lowest point of his life would be when his wife got that joker of a doctor and went on TV and made an as.s, sorry I mean donkey of herself.
@janet72 well said. I too agree with @hetieshou. So many actresses have gotten sick, hurt or depressed while away filming and they did not have any family members around, and yet they did not whine or complain. Grace had her mom with her and still she whined and complained. To anyone who is giving @hetieshou's comment shade, you need to know this. Grace whines and complains about everything. When the fans were saying her acting is very poor, and it is, Grace whined and lamented how she did her best and what do the fans expect from her. She behaved like the fans had done the worst things to her. She is a spoilt, motor mouth drama queen, plain and simple.
@nigel fred has no charisma if he isnt a good singer he will not stand out among other actors.
@jimmyszeto You don't need college for that. I can say, for sure, that everything I learned in college, I learned in high school (with exception to the actual core material for the nursing degree.) I guess it varies. My high school was an exam school in my city, so the discipline was vigorous and my studies were just as arduous and difficult as college was (as far as bureaucracy is concerned.) I know some people who are very well-rounded and capable of handling just about anyone, who have never had a college education. Of course, that greatly hindered their career options, so they went back to school to obtain that degree. But if you were to gauge these people without knowing this beforehand, you would've never known they not college-educated. I guess it depends on the person as well, which is where I will make that concession. The ones that maybe you come across without a degree might be unsavory characters. But the ones I've come across varies, with or without a degree. In general, yes, having a degree is best, not only for practical purposes (because what job will really hire you nowadays without that diploma), but also because it does build the foundation for your career. But the diploma only says you were taught information; it doesn't mean you retain that information. Neither does it mean you can fully utilize that information. Neither does it mean you know the stock market or how to invest. But there's always help available. If anyone has an interest in learning, they can get help with google, the library, etc. The diploma is a nice acknowledgment, but no one really needs that to be well-adjusted or be educated about stocks and whatnot.
@hetieshou @coralie Your degree in nursing isn’t a good example because it is so niche.Some degrees are a lot broader and will prepare the individual with a lot more options. I agree that most jobs can be trained and knowledge is overrated but the ones who are are more likely to adjust to new jobs or industries are people with solid foundations built from a good education. People without the education will be more likely to get confused with simple learning tasks and lack the common sense. I have emphasized the important of a degree not because of the subject knowledge. The degree process are obstacles an individual have to overcome to develop the individual as a person. The developing of socialising skills, etiquette. punctuality, thinking processes, discipline, ethics etr.Not everyone are born with parents who are professionals that can teach this skills.I think @coralie has ignored these important aspects of the degree and focused more on the subject content therefore labelled it just as a piece of paper that can help you get an interview. It’s a lot more than that..
@passingby I would rather watch Rosina than Eliza and Grace..
@coralie lol I didn't say it's a crime but it irritates the heck out of me. Yes she speaks like that in every drama so I skip her dramas unless there are other mitigating factors to make me watch. Same with Grace Chan.
@coralie Only a few episodes in.The title of series is very boring and unappealing.I like Carlos’s character but dislike Wayne’s character. John Chiang is keeping the series fun and Elvina is likeable. I’m expecting Joel to jump in and play a major part soon....
@funnlim Pin Yin names can be very confusing. You need to put yourself in the shoes of a westerner who doesnt have any chinese basis. Chinese names use a lot of the same surname. In 3 kingdoms I couldnt count the amount of people with surname Li or zhang I confused with each other. At the end of the day, a non English mainstream reader will look at pin ying and be intimated because it is not what they are used to looking at and pronouncing. I can see why they took this move, even if I agree that sometimes names really should be less silly.
@coralie I am not sure where this series is heading. I really don't know which makes it refreshing. Stay with it. First few episodes to me was torture because I hated John Chiang's character. It gets funnier as it gets progressively darker.
@hetieshou Some people believe that Vietnam was part of China a long time ago & I agree with that. I speak both languages & I can see the strong connection of the two languages. When one is learning both languages - they do enhance each other and they are much easier & faster to learn them. Almost all the Vietnamese's last names out there - we also have them in Chinese last names. So I'm not surprise about the Vietnamese guy you mentioned above.
@hetieshou :) I’m Vietnamese, and everyone thinks I’m Chinese lol. And I can’t blame them as I knew my grandfather’s side came from China. With so much migration, no one is truely pure. After all we are all decendants from African lol!
"Very Strong” is a better song, but "Trust” does showcase her vocal skills more. She's a good singer, not sure she's on the same level as some of our Pop Queens yet, but pretty good.
@hetieshou @jimmyszeto - actually, similar to jimmyszeto, I've had a degree in the medical field that I'm no longer interested in. My degree was actually nursing and that's an extremely grueling major to get into and complete. However, because it has such a narrow focus, having it is practically useless when it comes to the real world (if you're not going to work in this industry). I'm now working in an entirely different field and didn't require my nursing degree to get my position (although like I stated before, having a degree just gets you into the door easier). I worked my way up from knowing nothing about my job to getting to a managerial-type position. Did I learn anything from obtaining my degree? Sure. But did it help with anything for my current position? Nada. What did help me was my perseverance and motivation to move up, along with increasing my working knowledge while on the job. So that's why I say a degree is a piece of paper that only helps you with your field. If you're doing something completely different outside of your degree, you can still use on-the-job knowledge, training & common sense to get where you need to go. not to mention, most jobs these days don't require dynamic knowledge (unless it's a very specific job.) people I know in their positions only utilize several tools to do their jobs optimally and those can be learned. it's why people get on-the-job training. and I'm talking about practically most general jobs in the corporate world.
@hetieshou Michele reis was a third party when her husband was married to one of Stanley Ho's daughter. She had a high profile relationship with some guy called Joseph. Don't know about her being sex toy.
@hetieshou which actress doesn't go overseas? which actress doesn't fall sick? do they tell reporters they are vomiting and crying? this is a very tough industry...if she cannot endure, she better quit and go back to Canada. her acting skills have never improved. Grace Chan = Turbo Mouth.
@wm2017 when you mentioned about the actress had died I thought you meant Barbara Yung. I don’t really know her much but I do know Kwok Fung more because he’s in lots of drama but lately he’s not been in any maybe he needs to take a long break after his wife passed away sad. I have to say he’s a good actor too.
Having watched a few episodes...I'm sorry, but does it get better once it's past episode 4? So far the entire atmosphere has been very depressing and aggravating.
@passingby Rosina's voice is naturally cutesy like that. I don't think she tries to act like she's cute; her previous dramas had the same problem. So for some of her newer work, she's actually had to lower her voice a few octaves lol. But having a cutesy voice isn't a crime!!
Based on the character, currently, Carlos is performing... I don't think Fred would have done a better job.... not suitable for Fred.
@nigel Yes, Fred Cheng is just a better singer than actor but I wouldn't bash him either. Carlos Chan is definitely surprisingly good in this new time travel drama and I never like TT series ever. He's naturally funny in this role he's taking.
@jimmyszeto I totally agree. He got lucky at the competition cos everyone loves an underdog.
I kinda like Carlos's angry innocent righteousness to counterbalance the son and grandsons sneakiness. I don't think Fred Cheng would give that vibe.
@heather I love promoting the fan translation because they are culmination of years of hard work often by multiple translators with fan corrections on the subthreads on spcnet. For example A Step Into the Past took over 8 years with 10+ translators on the project -all on their own time. I consider it a treasure. Please read Foxes (Franz) translation of the Condor series. That one is the best in my opinion.
@mosailan It all struck me as very British. So being American, I was like hmmm. So had to go through layer of Chinese then British colloquialism to read it through. Bright spot was that Minford went thru painstaking detail to translate and annotate Russian arc which most adaptations gloss over, if you are interested in that.
@mi88 am just wondering why everyone here is bashing Fred. He isn't a bad actor and I thought he can sing pretty well too. Emm ah well
@hetieshou What is there to talk about besides her love life with Kevin Cheng? Would you rather the article to step on her and say that her acting is bad? I'm just saying that it's not her fault that she has to live in someone else's shadow. Love is blind. She can't just break up with Kevin just because she's unable to show her identity. I don't keep track of every moment of her, but I follow her Instagram and she doesn't really show as much affection for Kevin compared to the articles. Instead, she's more into baking and eating sweets. Besides, articles' purpose is to catch reader's attention. As for getting sick in China, it's not her fault either. Everybody's immune system is different. Hers could be weaker. I get that her answer sounds like she's whining since her mother was there and that she was still crying, but that doesn't mean that she has Princess Syndrome. Maybe this is her first time filming in China so it's a new experience for her. I think she was just trying to explain what happened and shared her feelings. It doesn't mean that she's whining. I don't know where her career path lies, but when she was known as the wealthy Grace Chan in the Miss HK Pageant, she was intelligent, careful, and smart. I really liked the precision she had in her pronunciations. This is her identity. If only she could work on her acting skills, she could really stand out.
@bubbletea but isn't everyone like that? When they are in a relationship it's always about their significant other lol
"He said if I didn’t tell him I was okay, he wouldn’t be able to fall asleep anyway." Awww that is so sweet! <3
@passingby I guess the cutesy voice can be annoying sometimes, but her character is half Japanese and half Chinese. She was probably trying to emphasize the Japanese accent so her voice sounds cuter. When I first heard her speak, I thought I was watching anime lol
In "Dressage to Win," Carlos left a super feminine image that made me lose interest in this drama but I kept watching because Wayne was there. xP However, after a couple episodes, he's not so bad after all. His hard work really paid off. Therefore, I don't mind whether it's Carlos or Fred as lead-role. Maybe if this article came before the drama, I would've instinctively chosen Fred and hoped he would be praised like he was in "Overachievers."
Fred has literally monopolised theme songs at TVB. Every theme song sounds the same and there is a danger that in the future there will be no classic theme songs to look back on for our recent years. Fred was the best singer in the contest but his voice is very weak compared to most of the established male singers. He does not have the physical appearance nor acting talent to be leading series either. If it wasn’t for his increase in popularity after the competition, he would still be rotting in the background of scenes with barely any lines.
@mosailan I do not know if my local library has it or not. It is very expensive to buy too. Did you like the translation?
Thank goodness Carlos was picked over Fred. Fred's singing sucks, what more his acting. Listen to that wimpy voice of his singing the drama's theme song. Carlos is like a breath of fresh air in a sea of stale tvb faces and male leads who can't act or carry a drama. Enough of Ben. Carlos looks good and he can act. Love Daddy cool so far. Wayne and John are also fun to watch as the bickering dad and son. Only sore point is Rosina with her cutesy voice.
@msxie0714 Thanks and I have been into ancestry DNA testing and stuff lately as it interested me a lot after I did my own. Not many are pure but I have seen a number people who claim to be Han Chinese and some shared their results and some were 97% Chinese, one was 82% Chinese but mixed with Korean Mongolian,etc.. This other guy who claimed to Vietnamese but ended up being 53% Chinese. I have not seen anyone who is actually pure but this one girl said she was 99.9% han Chinese which is rare. Most of us are mixed one way or another. I was pretty mixed myself which sort of shocked me.
@msxie0714 Good post and well said and that was what I was trying to say. You may claim to be one thing but your actual blood and ancestry is a different story. Also, if people can see your face and you look mixed then you most likely are and if the look is prominent enough, then that foreign ancestor of yours is not as distant as you think. Vengo Gao is definitely mixed but my guess is he just does not know it. I bet if he did a DNA ancestry test, it would shock him as well. I can tell you I did some DNA tests recently and found out I am mixed quite a bit but except with Asian instead of any European blood. I actually had a very very distant Sardinian ancestor but he/ she is way too distant to have any affect on my looks and DNA.
@funnlim Totally agree with you. Carlos's performance in this series is owesome...he really nailed it. I hope to watch more of him in future series.
@hetieshou get married and retire lol omg i like it. Well maybe it suits her. It would be better if she goes like: im going to film a series which the script i like a lot or bla bla bla...instead of Kevin.
Well, it's pretty common for these young actresses to be working so much, but it doesn't necessarily mean that they're improving. I think it was Zhao Liying who only took one day off last year or something, and both of them are only decent at acting (although I think Dilireba might be a little flatter in her expressions). They're just trying to take advantage of their time in the spotlight... the c-entertainment industry isn't looking for good acting, it's looking for popular idols
This the first time watching Carlos Chan. So far, I like his performace/character in Daddy Cool. Not a fan of Fred Cheng and his singing is ok IMO.
Thank the TV gods it wasn't Fred. He wouldn't do the role justice. Carlos is great. He really embodies the character. The closest ti him would be Raymond Wong but he's too old.
@hetieshou You're right. I was mistaken. Would be interesting to know how many people are actually 'pure'.
@wm2017 Intermingling of various tribes and ethnic groups along China's borders and invasions by nomads throughout history inevitably lead to intermarriages. Adding to the mix, colonies of Jews and Arabs settled in various Chinese cities during the eighth century. Check pictures of Vengo Gao who often costars with Dilraba. He claims to be pure Han Chinese. Being from Heilongjiang in north China, he probably had a Russian ancestor way back.
@hetieshou I borrowed the Deer and the Cauldron at my local library. Perhaps you may want to try it? If you don't like it, you can always return it.
@reece0919 we are definitely talking about the same person. That beard is a man. That beard is real pissing ugly. I don't criticise the lo9ks of anyone's love partner but she is too effed up ugly. Yup, he on another vacation now. That's a man, I have no doubt. He introduces her to the masses and netizens will wonder if he is crazy. There was a long term love affair with bestie but that is over. I get the impression that they stll hook up from what I heard as they still have a soft spot for each other.
[email protected] exactly. I rooted for her in the Miss Hong Kong pageant, as she seemed so smart with her answers. After she started dating Kevin, Grace changed, and not for the better. She needs her own identity. She needs her own little space and independence, and not let her life be centered on Kevin's. What is going to happen if that relationship finishes.... I don't even want to think about it. I like to see women being independent. I pray Kevin do right by her and marry her, or she gonna go mental. 97% of her conversations is "kevin, kevin, kevin. Kevin this, kevin that". What about Grace the person, the woman, the individual, what Grace likes, outside of Kevin, haha. All I know about Grace is she cannot act and she Kevin-yaps all the time, and she is a media darling, cause she gives them all they want to know, and don't want to know, about Kevin, of course. A bit off topic, I get the impression that you studied hard and work hard to sustain yourself. Everyone should do that, so that they have the ability to look after themselve. I too am proud of my degree and love to work hard. Good for you @hetieshou
@bubbletea I agree and not trying to be rude but I have noticed that every single article about her is about her talking about Kevin. I find it sad that she has to live in someone else’s shadow and be known because you are associated with someone else instead of being known for yourself and your own accomplishments. You actually sort of lose your own identity which is very sad. Also for her to get sick so easily from filming for only 10 days China. She was already whining and got sick on the second day. She had her mom with her too and was still whining?what about the many others who do not have their mom by their side? She sounds like she has princess syndrome. Maybe a career in show biz is not for her? This is a hard and difficult circle that you need to be able to work hard in and endure many hardships. Maybe she should just marry Kevin and retire. Plus, her acting is not good too so maybe retiring is a better option for her.
Just as Karena Ng is known for being the gold digger girlfriend of Raymond Lam, Grace is known for being the Motor Mouth girlfriend of Kevin Cheng.
@wm2017 No she is mixed which is why she has a Eurasian look. No full blooded Chinese/Asian can have that look. I have 2 friends who both had features like that but both claimed to be Asian but then later found out they had European blood too.
@m0m0 I know that and they look that way because they are mixed. I have a friend who identifies as Vietnamese but everyone can tell she is mixed just by looking at her since she has a Eurasian look. People always told me I look Asian mixed so I did my DNA test and found out how mixed I am but accept I am more mixed with Asian mostly. The genetic make up of the Uyghurs would be very interesting. Here is a link to a discussion about Uyghurs which I found interesting and may give more insight to the genetics of Uyghurs: https://www.quora.com/Do-Uyghurs-look-more-like-Turkish-or-Chinese?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=google_rich_qa&utm_campaign=google_rich_qa
@anon From what I know, Uyghurs ARE mixed! You believe everything you read on Wikipedia? I can tell you that I am into DNA testing and all and even I am heavily mixed and did not realize it. You can identify as being a certain ethnicity but when it comes down what you truly are, you will be astonished and surprised. Even looking at her face, you can tell she is mixed. I have a friend who identifies as Vietnamese but one look at my friend, everyone can tell she is mixed.
@bubbletea Lol! Jacky can be the great legend without putting down others. We all have our preferences. Just because you prefer Jacky over everyone or Andy and I don't doesn't not mean your taste is any better. Look, I'm not saying Jacky is any less awesome. Trust me. I too know know quality when I see and here it too. Anyways, let's agree to disagree. /peace out
@m0m0 You are right on the money on the Kazakhstanians as I once had a classmate who was from Kazakhstan. We were all like where? haha LOL. had to goggle. We all thought she was mixed chinese or pure chinese as she speaks Mandarin very well and she looks chinese but it turned out she is pure Kazakhstanian. Her parents went to Shanghai or something so she was born there but then immigrated. I asked my Russian friend as well, she says some Russians depending on which part also have a bit of an asian look than russian look. lol....so confusing.
@hetieshou Tis is what central Asia people look like. If you google Kazakhstanians, the look oriental with European features , sharp noses, big eyes, sharp chin. I'd say Kazakhstanians look closer to Chinese than the Uyghurs but you will notice that the central Asian people also look Turkish like with the long noses. They look mix, even their hair is reddish brown. I got to say they r a group of pretty darn looking people with the best features from oriental and westerns.
@hetieshou @Coralie I can speak for myself that I studied Accounting and Finance at university but the industry I have moved into is totally unrelated to the degree. I didn’t enjoy the course but completed it anyway. Although the actual knowledge from studies I have slowly forgotten, what I have learnt through the university experience is invaluable. The mixing and cooperation with high calibre students, writing countless essays with research, meeting deadlines, planning revision, groupwork, student life etr trains us up to hardworking ethical characters which will set us for life. I have heard a lot of people similar to @coralie say ‘not all’ go to university but still become successful and not all backstabber, unethical workers are not educated. But the world is based on percentages and a much larger percentage with good education become successful compare to non educated. A much larger percentage are not ethical because they lack education. I know there are plenty of exceptions but we have to use maths. If a martial artist had a good master then he would be taught respect and be more ethical than ones without a master. We can say ‘not all do this and that’ for literally anything but that does not mean it’s a valid argument. There are plenty who have dismissed the importance of a degree that I’ve met. I can see their flaws but they can’t see their own flaws. They can’t see it because they haven’t been through the full education process so cannot value it’s importance. The ones that have dismissed the degree as unimportant are either they haven’t got a degree or they did not put enough attention to their studies during their time at university. Work experience is important but most people with a solid foundation can work themselves into a job. An uneducated will take a lot longer and may need to focus on socialising skills to hide their lack of knowledge. Saying Karena can still become an investment expert just because she is young is disrespectful to all the people who have studied years of finance to get to where they are. It’s not just a mere piece of paper.These people have put hours and hours of heart, blood, sweat and tears into their work. Hours upon hour of research, camping in the library writing essays/dissertations. Although there are exceptions, without the foundation you can give someone like Karena 100 years + and she may never be able to get to that level....
@cutie777 Yea, she kind of also has another favorite but I think she died or something. I don't remember her exact name but her husband is also an actor who is always a supporting actor. I think his name is Kwok Fung? She was also one of her favorites. hehe :D
@bubbletea but I do know that beard works for his resto before. Let see..hmmm.... the pretty idol i'm thinking is someone who shot to fame 13 years ago (although his debut work earlier was a success as well) his crazy fans ship him to his co star so badly that they think he's in a secret relationship with her FOR YEARS. Afcourse there's gay rumors as well with his best friend but they won't believe it. But their fantasy got shattered when images emerge of him and his alleged real 'girlfriend' (or maybe 'beard') on a vacation and let's just say his 'GF' doesn't match society's beauty standards ('coz she's really ugly as fnck tbh hahaha) that, I think, is when his fame started to go downhill. This pretty idol matches your description so much.
@wm2017 Lol. Really? Elizabeth Lee is your mom favorite? Too bad no news about her these days.
@anon @msxie0714 Good to know that she is not mixed. She's cute for sure :)
@cutie777 Ohh yeah, I just goggled :) My mom's favorite haha...she still looks hot for her age for sure as she already popped out kids and they are like in their 20's now.
Maybe it’s because he’s their age?
Maybe it’s because he’s their age?
@hetieshou Uyghurs are NOT mixed. They are their own ethnicity. Just because they look Eurasian, that doesn't mean they are mixed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uyghurs
@bubbletea I was basing it on from past responses here, genius. Typically if a similar article was posted about an older man dating a younger woman, most of the responses here would be calling for the guy's head. At the time of my original post, nobody was calling her names. That was my point!
@coralie I totally agree with you that having an education does not mean you will not back stab and stuff. Yes kissing up skills help sadly. But some do not want to sink so low. Like I have mentioned those successful people are exceptions to the rest of us average citizens so using them as examples is not valid. How many people like them exist? Not many.... Once again, none of us said that experience is not important because it is but you need to have education as well. A good analogy would be someone who wants to learn martial arts. I used to wonder why they always made you carry buckets of water, chip wood, etc.. I then found out that it was to build your physical strength so you are strong enough physically to learn even the basic moves. I feel that is like education which is a foundation. If you do not have that foundation everything else may collapse. Of course not to stay you cannot be successful without an education but it will be a lot harder.
@coralie I do not think Jimmyszeto ever said that work experience is not important because it is. Honestly, I job hunted a lot and in my field, most of the job listings said you need at least a bachelors degree and I am sure they require that for a reason. Also, 1-2 years experience in some cases too. Therefore, the strongest candidates are ones who have both some experience and a degree/education. If someone has the experience and no degree many would frown on hiring them as well. Who said that you know everything after 4 years of undergrad studies? No one knows everything and none of us dismissed work experience.
@coralie I totally agree with you that working in the real world teaches you many things of course. However, I can tell you my education really helped set the foundation for my career and many other things. For example, I am very happy that I got my masters degree in my field because it helped open up my mind to many things that I never knew before. Same with my bachelors degree which helped me open up my mind and built a foundation for me. I find it sad that you are disregarding education like that. I wonder did you attend university? Just curious and I do not mean any offense in that question. You seem so anti education. Physically the degree is just a piece of paper but it is a powerful piece of paper that may make or break you in some cases. It is not true that most do not go towards an advance degree. It seems like a bachelors is not enough these days so many go for at least the masters(which was what I did) and a PhD. My 6th brother got his doctorate and in his field you cannot just jump into the job if you know what I mean. True that a degree does not guarantee success but at the same time, many of us need it in order to have a foundation and get our foot in the door in many cases. Unless we are Einstein, Edison and other special people who succeeded even with little education. However, they are exceptions to the rest of us.
@jimmyszeto Very well said and that was what I was trying to say. Of course, a degree does not guarantee success but helps you not only build the necessary skills in your field and those minor social skills and other disciplines that you would not have if you just blindly jumped into the workforce with nothing. The workforce can be an ugly world and you can easily bump into a lot of bad people which may in some cases delay these skills that you should have learned if you attended university beforehand.
@wm2017 Lol. I guess so. You know the picture above it reminds me of Elizabeth Lee Mei Fung a little bit if you know who I’m talking about.
@jimmyszeto yes, Jacky's wife can be a difficult woman but, like you said, Jacky stood by her side, all these years. He never tried to mold her into a yes, quiet, subservient obedient woman. He accepted her and her negatives ways. That is called love, confidence and total acceptance. I could not have said the rest of what you said any better. Andy needs to let go a little on the showbiz reigns and promote younh up and coming singers and actors. As indifferent as Stephen Chow is, he does promote newbies and seasoned artists by giving them a chance. Wish Andy w o.j. uld be more open to step aside and do that, insteaf of deliberately hogging the limelight It would nvm e such a great gesture on his part.
@jimmyszeto Those with good educational foundation won't be properly utilized if they lack the prerequisites of good socializing skills/experience. I've seen it many times - talented, educated people get ignored or dismissed in place of those who are better at buttering up the bosses. Even people with proper degrees can be backstabbing, disingenuous, and have terrible work ethic. Many well-established geniuses of past and present don't even need that fancy degree to accomplish what they did. That piece of paper formed some foundation, but it's meaningless without the experience behind it. Not to say it doesn't help to get in the door, but experience and social intelligence can be more useful than a piece of paper sometimes.
@bubbletea We all know Jacky Cheung is a living legend and is appreciated by all Chinese and Hong Kong people. I’m not sure about his character because he keeps a low profile and is a family. His wife I’ve heard is difficult to deal wity but he has stood by her and is a real man and father. I don’t think we can compare anyone as equal in singing ability in Hong Kong and I’m sure the singers themselves knows he can’t be surpassed. Let’s move on to Andy. I like his acting in the 1980’s though he was the weakest of the 5 Tigers in my opinion. Based on recent years he has really focused on himself and tried to not let anyone steal his limelight in any of his movies. He has not used his influence or power to promote new talented actor/actresses in his movies. As terrible a character Stephen Chow is, he has at least realised his sell by date as an actor and knows the stage belongs to the youngsters and have brought out new blood. Also all this secrecy of Andy mentioning actresses he has fancied in the past and letting rumours ride while he was married and his protectiveness of them is all seen in a positive light because his name is Andy Lau. He can do no wrong. Andy Lau is a control freak. I think he wants to write, script, produce, action design, sing the theme song, direct and act in every scene of his movies. I will be surprised if he will allow his wife and children to speak to anyone but himself.....
@jjwong I know you will not like what I have to say, humbleness and Andy in the same sentence is like putting a cat and a dog in a room who hate each other. Andy is not known in the cirles as humble, but he is known as a control freak, a narcissist and vain. Even famous producers and directors have described his work as a singer and actor as mediocre. He can't really sing well, and his acting is not great either. However, Andy is good looking, enigmatic, charismatic and knows how to charm and draw in an audience. He is box office gold. Jackie can sing the hell out of any Andy song, and can do justice to any Andy movie or TV role. That is why Jacky is such a rare quality.That is why people like myself @IIwy12 @jimmyszeto appreciate the man so much. We know quality when we see and hear it. Recently, I travelled to another country to see Jacky perform. I will hardly do that for an artist, so that should speak volumes. I also have a keen eye and ear for good acting and singing. Yes, Andy is revered and he has millions of fans out there and he lives up to the image as a man who loves his fans and goes out of the way for his fans and friends and upcoming artists, but an image is a powerful thing, especially when displayed in an adoring, positive manner.
@coralie In the working world we get to meet all kinds of people. Some with terrible work ethics who do the minimum, take sickness days for no reason, fake their ability or backstab. A lot of these have not had had a good education whether that is at home or they did not go to university. Different skills are developed at different stages of education life. Missing any stage can be critical. There are always exceptions and work experience is important. However there are plenty of jobs that give leniency because the workforce is so big that people with poor ability sneak through and do not get sacked and people with just good socialising skills advance very high. The initial foundation is the most important and will set them for life.
@jimmyszeto All these skills should be learned from birth from your parents, environment, school/work, friends, etc. University might hone those skills more acutely, but work is really where you can't eff up. Because unlike schools, work doesn't grant you that leniency. Which corresponds with what you said. Education creates a foundation for our careers, which I've never contested. I've said that from the beginning. But it definitely doesn't mean we know everything just from 4 years of schooling. It gives us the privilege of forming the foundation for our work, but experience can't be dismissed either. In fact, many times over, people prefer hiring those with experience over those with a fancy degree.
@coralie @hetieshou The degree may not guarantee success in the working world but it help build a solid foundation. Seemingly minor skills such as socialising with classmates, time keeping, meeting deadlines, discipline and ethics are developed at university. Although these can also be developed in the working world, the environment can be more harsh and these minor skills can be ignored.
@smurf Yep. If i remember correctly, there was 'running dog' (走狗), 'Silly Egg' (傻蛋) and turtle bastard (烏龜王八蛋) as well as many others.
@hetieshou I will just say I agree to disagree. Working in the real world has taught me that education only gets you through the door; the rest is really up to a combo of street smarts and working knowledge. Unless the degree is advanced or geared towards a specific discipline, otherwise, the degree is at most a general education piece of paper. Most people in the US do not move towards an advance degree either unless it's promotion-dependent.
@llwy12 It's a facade to market YJ books. GoT and LotR are popular worldwide. Lots of people know. So to sell YJ books as similar to those, then people get curious or interested. Not gonna take additional guess to LotR comparison bc I agreed with the posted explaination. As to GoT, there are some (farfetched) similarity. One, they both jave war as backdrop. Two, some similar traits/aura on some characters. Snow/Kui Fong (in "dragon's 8 steps to heaven") are raised on the wrong side, fought/lived by "enemy" code, but in the end, they chose their adopted live over blood. Danny/the monk (same series) whom were quickly lookover at first but later became fierce and top talk. Imp/Benny Chan character where they're womenizser. Haha, I digressed. I still think they just eant to create buzz. Also GoT and LotR have large fan base to entice them to read YJ novels.
@wm2017 Didn't Matt have early promo and sucked?
Omg, Joe Hisaishi won Best Original Score? This is his second time winning?!?! I never knew. Love, love, love his music. Many HK isn't all thay taste-less after all. Lol. Watching his symphony is on top of my priority list! It's too bad I've no 'connection' with Japan xD
@llwy12 yea, they totally should be more clear in why they use TLOR or GOT to compare with his work. I don’t think it’s great to compare it to Harry Potter, I can see why, it’s PG, reach a wide range of audience, popular to the point everyone knows it, teaching positive values, etc. however, Jin Yong’s books are far more complex, and as much as children can read them, it has adult context. And again, missing the important fact that like Tokken, Jin Yong creates this wuxia universe foundation that is used by many still later on
@m0m0 You said just what my late parents told me for many years. Make up ruins your skin if you wear it everyday but most do not believe me since they wear make up all the time.
@wm2017 It is much more than looks and it is good to confirm so there is no need to hide.
@littlefish That can be a possibility but then again we are not sure.
@llwy12 I think the fans read the book and know what it should be like and translate to the right context. A professional doesn’t get that context and therefore the meaning is lost in translation
@funnlim I saw this on Amazon the other day but am hesitating on getting it as the names may get confusing. Plus, I am a very lazy reader and have only read parts of his novels since they are too long. I usually just watch the Tv adaptions. I only read Fox Volant since I had to for a class. I need to get off my lazy butt.
@llwy12 I agree and I have seen fan translations to be way better than these soul called professional translations. The professional translations confuse me even more. For example, when they say “white camel mountain “, I did not know what they were referring to until I saw the Chinese characters.
@llwy12 Thanks for the update on JY. I feel sad to hear of his condition but due to his old age, this is expected as he is in his 90s. There are some amazing people like my late maternal grandmother who lived until 100 and was still able to walk and was able to talk very normally until her last day. She had no memory loss too. Of course people like my grandma are rare.
Which movies or series was she in before? I do not remember her at all. I actually find it a bit sad that she does not find someone her age but has to find someone so much younger just to get cheated like that. I guess some just cannot bare to be alone.
@bubbletea Well said and that was what my parents said. People are more accepting when a younger women is with an older man but do not like it when a younger man is with an older woman. They say one of the reasons is because women age faster than men which is true. I personally prefer older men but if they must be younger not by too much. I find it sad that older men and women go after guys and girls who are soooo much younger. In many cases, it is not because of love but for money and other motives. Sad but true as we never know in life if we shall widow or divorce and then end up getting lonely and then sadly get desperate. You never know the future...
@bubbletea I just did and she looks ok, but looks different from the one where she had a mask on. I wonder if she got work done to look better? But of course it should be much more than looks.
@bubbletea Thanks and I was lucky to have good parents who taught me well. I am sure you do as well. As a child, I learned that looks are not everything especially after reading The Ugly Duckling. I will remember that story forever. Your parents are great for teaching you well too. Looks also fade as well so why value it so much?
@coralie I disagree that degrees mean nothing as I worked extremely hard for my degrees. My education helped open up my mind to many things that I would not have known if I did not endure those years of schooling. It depends on the person since some can go through years of school and know nothing while others do learn a lot. If degrees meant nothing then what is the point of spending years and years effort in school and not to mention money and getting in debt? In Karena’s case, her high profile relationship with Raymond truly gave others a pretty negative image of her. Just because anyone dates a rich guy does not mean you need to ask for this and that. For example, Andy Lau’s wife came from a well off family and her husband makes millions but yet she is simple, down to earth, thrifty with money,etc... of course people are going to say it is because she is not a celeb but who said celebs had to spend lavishly and be made up all the time?
@janet72 You never know as look at Michele Reis. She was a sex toy and gold digger but appears to be happily married now so who knows? She did many bad things too so I truly wonder why she continues to live such a happy life? Maybe her karma has not bit her yet?
@passingby It should be as she is mixed and has a Eurasian look.
@msxie0714 No,Uyghurs are mixed which is why they have a Eurasian look versus other Chinese.
@heather Now THIS is what I call good translation!! What does it say about those so-called "professional" translators when the "fans" are able to render translations that are way more accurate and better written to boot? And yet those same "professionals" write-off the fans as "not going through the right channels" and "not being professional enough"...such a load of crap! Kudos to fan translations!
@passingby It's real, if you see her childhood photos you can see she looks exactly the same, just in miniature :)
@littlefish Same! I bumped into her when watching Three Life Three World and has loved her since! She's very honest and has a goofy nature, a breath of fresh air. Kind of sad to hear she hasn't had time to rest... I've noticed the hitting forehead action but thought it was to get herself to focus, instead of a consistent way to wake herself up :/
@tiffany haven’t seen TKW but I think most importantly is the role, pick the right role is what she should be doing, only then she can do better in acting.
@passingby yea, it’s real lol. MJ’s nose got weird by the end, and actually shorter than hers, her nose is a pretty standard western tall nose, it’s not via PS as they would not make it that tall.
@wm2017 she's not mixed but Uyghur from Xinjiang province.
Older woman with younger guy invites more ridicule than the other way around. Thus not surprising that people shy away from such relationships. Older woman should always be wary if a younger attractive guy suddenly shows interest in her, might be just eyeing her money.
Ugh... I hate when meanings get lost in the translations. I found this website with fan translations of Jin Yong novels. They stuck with the pinyin names. I read the first few chapters and it looks really good. http://wuxiasociety.com/the-legend-of-the-condor-heroes/
Is her nose real? It looks scary like MJ's.
@smurf thanks for the link!! So many translated. How can anyone do abridge version? I wished they did with lotr!
@mosailan oh dear.. That's the one. Sigh. The one I read 11th son was very well translated for me. The way it was translated for me evoked the Chinese prose. Noticed a Chinese translator did it. A name is a name. Wei xiaobao is wei xiaobao. Can have appendix explaining the name but no need to go trinket. Is it even trinket or little treasure or whatever?
@jjwong I read it somewhere Matt Yeung would have been more well known earlier if wasn't for his driving under the influence incident scandal. HK TVB probably find that to be a major issue back then cuz if it happened in Hollywood doubt they would even care? I feel Hollywood they can get a way w/a lot of things.
Kenny Lin is definitely cute, the girl is just ok. She looks a bit older. Haven't watched anything from either of them thou. haha lol....
Waaaa, they are so boring no one is even commenting? hehhe.... Yes, this Tony is the same level of " boring " as Kenneth Ma IMO anyway. haha
@reece0919 there was a rumor that they owned a cafe together, but that was not true. He co-owned the restaurant with someone from the circle, not the beard. Are we talking about the same person now? Give me a clue about the person you are talking about.
Definitely a good looking asian or should I say mixed. When I first saw her in a chinese series that I stumpled upon on utube I thought she's really cute and interesting looking didn't know she was mixed until I goggled a bit. She acts pretty ok to me too so not at all surprised she's in demand at the moment.
@cutie777 I know...Awwww... Perhaps she married young and to an older dude? I don't know her either but I am watching that time travel series right now and I remember her face. She looks ok but honestly I thought she was older than 52 I mean she still looks good but you can tell she's not young. She should go to Korea, I think the older sis/young brother relationships are more trendy there apart from the one in HK Nic Tse/Faye Wong. haha
@coralie She has some appeal yes but she's like my mom's age. If my mom's dating a guy that's my boyfriend's age, I am sorry I can't. haha LOL.... Call me old fashioned but I doubt I will feel happy about it. haha The 2 guys above? Are they even 20's yo? :0/ I wonder how old her 3 daughters are and if she had them young in her 20's, they can be their daughter's b/f's age too. haha OH Lord!!!
Had no idea who she is or have not heard of her before. She better becareful this time and thought she had learned her lesson how the younger guys used her for money only and she still wants a younger guy? Or maybe she’s into a younger guys only? Good luck ma’am.
@bubbletea Is the beard a manager before? manager to something related to him?
She should take a break to help her with her performances. Not much of a difference in TKW and TFD. Then again, you don’t want to lose your popularity when there are new idols rising.
Here’s a link to an article in the New Yorker about the release of the English version. Weeding through all the “praise” for Holmwood and her translation, the part that most interested me was the update on Jin Yong’s current condition...I must admit I was a bit saddened to learn that Jin Yong can no longer walk, write or even talk much for that matter...I know he’s 94 years old already and perhaps that is to be expected with old age, but still.... (and this was 4 years ago...imagine how things must be now...). Excerpt from article: “Four years ago, I met Cha at the Shangri-La Hotel, which sits at the foot of the rain-forested mountain that dominates Hong Kong Island, for an interview about his literary legacy. Cha has been frail since suffering a stroke, in 1997; he is unable to walk or write, and speaks with difficulty, relying on a retinue: his third wife, his secretary, his publisher, a nurse, a personal assistant, and a rotating cast of protégés. The meeting, one aide told me, would likely be the last interview of Cha’s life. We had lunch in a private dining room, and he sat facing the door, the feng shui seat of honor. His voice, thick with home-town dialect, was weak and hoary, but he managed a few answers in a mix of Mandarin, Shanghainese, and Cantonese. (His English and French have left him.)” Link: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-gripping-stories-and-political-allegories-of-chinas-best-selling-author?mbid=social_twitter
@littlefish Could be….though yours is the best explanation I’ve heard so far, to be honest. Maybe this is the same reason why some Western media have been comparing LOTCH trilogy to Harry Potter series too (when I first heard this, I was like, um, are you guys for real? Comparing Condor Heroes to a kid’s book? Seriously?) I honestly wish those writing the articles on the Western side of the world would be more clear so as not to mislead potential readers….
@llwy12 maybe they mean in term of significance of the books to the readers? As all fantasy book fans know everything started off with TLOR, everything we know to do about fantasy stem from tokken’s work, all concepts and character and lores, think world of Warcraft, etc. But TLOR isn’t heavy on faction fightings, personal conflict, relationship entanglement, so that’s why they use GOT.
@smurf Trinket? Seriously? That’s worse than calling Huang Rong “Lotus”...
Currently she’s the one I like the most out of the young actress today, has the look, decent acting, and is a fun person on set :)
@anon which planet you from??? It is more frowned upon when older women date younger men, than when older men date younger women, and that is a worldwide trait. It is worse in Asia though. A lot of men, even celebs, in Asian countries refuse to date older women because of the stigma and ridicule attached to them dating older women.
I’m a girl and I have to admit Patricia Ha is still look good at her age. Hopefully, she will be more careful in dating younger guys but there are still nice men out there. For example, Catherine Hung’s husband.
Interesting how it's accepted when older women date younger men but condemned when older men date younger women. The double standard....
@mosailan you mean Wei Xiao Bao becoming "Trinket"?
I spent a year hunting down all the copies of the John Minford's Deer and the Cauldron - Book 2 and 3 are so abridged I don't think they are worth reading (spent over $100) about 8 years ago. I think the fan translations on http://wuxiasociety.com/translations/ are vastly superior to the Oxford "professional" translations especially if you would like pinyin or have some familiarity with the original stories. Check it out. I would never have known the pleasure of reading Gu Long and Huang Yi if not for these translations.
@funnlim There is an English version of Duke of Mount Deer (but is published under the Deer and the Cauldron) by John Minford. I tried reading it in English and couldn't get past the first chapter. Certain words were literal translations but did not make sense at all.
@funnlim I have the book too but also haven’t read it. I’ve been reading a lot of articles about the translation and it looks like the acceptance level of the novel is going to be extremely different depending on whether the person is already familiar with Jin Yong’s works or not. Having read his books in Chinese, I of course have issues with the way the names were translated – the part that irks me is the inconsistency – either use all pin yin names or use all English….here she combines both of them, sometimes in the same name, which makes the names sound super weird (I get why Holmwood did what she did with Huang Rong but instead of changing the name to Lotus, she could’ve just put a footnote explaining the significance for that particular scene). From Holmwood’s interview (the one she did in London at her book signing), it looks like she decided to prioritize Western readers who’ve never read Jin Yong before and make the book more palatable to them even if it meant sacrificing some authenticity and accuracy (of course, JY fans are going to take issue with this while Western readers are not going to know the difference). Also, to the article’s point...it’s interesting seeing the reactions from the Chinese community versus those in the West. Practically every review I’ve read of the book so far from those in the Western world have praised Holmwood’s translation to the skies while every review from the Chinese community (those who are actually familiar with Jin Yong’s works and/or have read the originals in Chinese) has been negative (so far)…. While on the one hand, I admire Holmwood’s effort in taking on such a daunting task of translating JY’s works into English (apparently she is doing the entire LOTCH trilogy and will release one book each year), it should go without saying that authenticity is important and if she wasn’t able to achieve that (or had no intention of achieving it), she shouldn’t have even attempted the translation. I also have a problem with the fact that Holmwood only studied Chinese for 3 years and only started becoming interested in Chinese culture while in college -- prior to that, she didn’t know a single word of Mandarin and knew nothing about Chinese culture, history, etc….sorry, but based on that, it’s kind of hard for me to not be skeptical about whether Holmwood is even qualified to translate such a classic piece of literature, especially one that is written in ancient Chinese (and no, just because she has a degree in Chinese studies doesn’t mean she is qualified – hey, I have a degree in Chinese studies too AND grew up immersed in the Chinese culture, PLUS I’m fluent in both Chinese and English, yet I wouldn’t dare consider translating Jin Yong’s works because I feel I’m nowhere near qualified). By the way, the publisher is marketing this book as a Chinese version of “Game of Thrones” while Western media is comparing it to “Lord of the Rings”. I haven’t read either book but know enough about both stories to say that, um, sorry but the Western press has it wrong (anyone who has actually read GOT and LOTR feel free to weigh in though...).
Got the book haven't read. Would have preferred pinyin names. Ridiculous to say names are confusing. Its a name. If you have an Asian friend named Shan shui you don't call him mountain water. You make the effort to know him as Shan shui. Another one coming soon, duke of mount deer 3 books. Gonna buy that. Read an english translated gu long book which used pinyin name and beautifully translated. Can't see why this one can't do the same.
If he hid his tash better maybe haha :D
I remember trying to read English adaptations of Three Kingdoms and the amount of Ping Yin names got me downright confused by the 3rd chapter and I didnt bother continuing. Its enormously confusing to English readers to remember these foreign names as they can appear and sound quite familiar. Using actual English names helps to identify what people, places and moves much more easily. Even though they sound a bit weird, at least readers can understand the story!
this lady sounds like young men magnet, lucky for her. who doesn't like to date someone younger?! it's the different between reality and desire.
Orrrr they want you for yo money. But Pat Ha is still a hot lady, so I'm sure that holds some appeal as well
@jjwong Sometimes it freaks me out a little when lesbians are dressing like men & are trying to look macho (this part). I think because usually it's OK for women to look like "tomboy". I have nothing against gays or lesbians by the way. Does it make sense to you?
@jjwong I believe the target market is China. Will be box office with strong line up.
Like the one in black. Sexy man. Lol
@bubbletea @llwy12 @jimmyszeto Totally agree that Jacky deserves all the accolades he can get and awards quantity doesn't equate to talent, passion and such. Although I'm a bigger fan of Jacky and Andy, but Andy isn't any less of talented singer and actor than Jacky. Unlike Jacky, Andy focuses more on acting. Just like Jacky, Andy is a perfectionist when it comes to acting or his movies. I truly believe that he performed all his heart and wished nothing more than show his trade to his audiences even if that takes him being in 119 mins of a 120 mins movie, lol. Just as Jacky put all of his soul in his concerts, songs and albums. Can Andy sings all Jacky's songs well? No. Can Jacky performs and emotes all Andy's roles? No. They're both great at their crafts. Just as @llwy12 pointed out what Jacky said, he's not as a "good" actor because he chose not to put 100% of his heart into it. Andy has always been a humble guy as well. So really, they're both great and rare in my book :)
In last couple decades, this has been TVB dumbest decision and biggest mistake: promote youngsters who are NOT ready nor have the acting chop. You throw someone green with heavy screentime but can't act; of course there will be backlash and people will complain how sucky they are. So instead invest in their artists, they just cut ties and put on back burner. How does that make sense? SMH. Wasn't Matt Yeung in similar situation? Promoted young with barely any experience, got drop off the radar, had to gain experience elsewhere, and then now back at TVB with better acting skills?
@dramas4me Does it freak you when straight women wear pants-suite with pixie hair cut? Just curious. My discomfort about these pics is these outfits look cheap! Lol. You would think photo shoot for a promo has better quality looking co-play outfits.
Why do we make such big deal about "flaws"? Celebs are human like us. Go up close to a se xy girl dowm your block, they'll have as thick foundation and many bumps as these celebs. @jayne Are you gonna post one on men too? Surely they're not as hunky nor flawless just like these women.
@kidd Haha. I did not know that. If Disney went with that storyline, I would've boycotted it! I'm so glad they didn't lol. Disney version we know is what it is. Their live adaption for Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast 99% resembled the cartoons. I feel or hoped the Mulan is closely adapted from its cartoon version too because I really liked Disney cartoon version, lol. I seemed to be the minority though because a lot of people, from comments I read on and off Jayne, have been 1) Shang better handsome, 2) awe at star power of the cast, and 3) Crystal is a wooden actress. I'm on #3 bandwagon too, but seeing the rest of the cast... they're not known to "emote" either... BTW, there are tweets confirmed that there will be NO Li Shang and NO singing. NO SINGING... wt eff :'( So this is more like a long distance remake of the huge bombed and utterly stupid Great Wall movie with Andy Lau and Matt Damon. Mulan has one-up though: all (somehow) Asian actors and actresses (thus far).
I dont think they look flawed at all either to be honest.
@reece0919 okay, the inger/actor/model was involve with a model/actor for many years but they broke up. Model/actor has moved on with his life. The Actor/model /singer is on another vacay. He's been taking lots in recent years. He has a girlfriend, or beard who I heard is a man, and it is easy to believe if you see her. She is not a singer or actress. I believe we are talking about two different Taiwanese males. I am curious about who you are talking about, hehe.
@hetieshou go to Google and google in english.... Photos Of Mike He's Wife.
@bubbletea I can confirm we are definitely thinking the same person just the mere mention of that 'vacation'. have they ever been in the same drama before?
@jjwong Do you know that the original story concept of Disney Mulan has Mulan following her fiancé to the battle field? Then someone in the production team (maybe the producer or scriptwriter) who has a daughter felt that the the original story of Mulan going to battle for her father is more touching and shows good family value. So, they follow back the story concept in the Mulan poem and the final product became the Mulan cartoon many loves. :D
@bubbletea I thought Mike He’s wife looked good? Do you have a photo of her?
@funnlim Yea, Disney is Disney. They'll always have happily ever after ending. And yes, Mulan did have same cookie cutter storyline, BUT it did not emphasize on romantic love. Again, it is about duty, honor and respect. I like a good hopeless romantic or chic-flic as any next person, but not all HAVE to have lovey-dovey tagline. @littlefish that's why I rank Disney Mulan much higher than other adaptations. Lol. It's short and concise with one focus: serving for her father. Then along the way, she had personal growth and became/surpass the norm and the men. She wasn't doing out of love for a hunk, lol. Anyways, I look less and less forward to this live action :( Pity.
This live action is getting ridiculous by the day! I like and respect these actors individually, but they shouldn't be in Mulan. Mulan should focus on Mulan. With all these big names, less will be on Mulan. This is becoming yet ANOTHER China wanna-be Hollywood with their cheapstake CGI. When was the last China/HK movie that REALLY show off kung fu or the actual fighting prowess???If they want to attract China audiences, go with bigger or more well known actress to play Mulan. Well at least they didn't cast Keanu Reeves or Scarlet Johansson xD Also, none of these people can sing! Disney is not Disney without singing!!! :p Srly.
I admire those celebrities who came from money and still are trying to make the names for themselves, working hard and humble. I give the credit to their parents who instilled the great value in them.
@kaykay408 Yes. I like him, but his taste of fashion is very strange sometimes. It freaks me out when straight men dress like this. Too weird!!!
@jayne now i can see better but w/ these super high pixel and clarity camera, it's a ton of pressure to look perfect all the time. even for someone with perfect skin to start out w/, after a while with makeup on, days and nights, it will eventually deterioriate their skin. my friend had a make-up artist aunt years back for korean pop artists, the aunt said they have beautiful features but they all have bad skin.
Here’s a nicely written brief article from SCMP about Chor Yuen and the Lifetime Achievement Award. He gave one of the most profound, stirring speeches of the night. I’m happy that HKFA finally gave much belated recognition to this legendary director! P.S.: Louis Koo actually referenced Chor Yuen’s speech during his own acceptance speech later in the night — proves he was paying attention during the LONG ceremony...and yes, his own speech was just as good! My respect for Louis definitely went up a few notches after this. Director’s moving speech lights up Hong Kong Film Awards https://sc.mp/2H1dqtS
@kaykay408 Chasing the Dragon only won 2 awards, in the Best Editing category and some other minor category that I can’t recall at the moment. I didn’t watch that movie but I’m not surprised that it didn’t get many awards (definitely no major awards), since it’s a Wong Jing movie and HKFA generally doesn’t reward his type of movies anymore (his movies getting nominations is already pushing the envelope). Besides, the competition was tough this year, as there were loads of great movies made that that were high in quality and original.
@jimmyszeto not that Jackie haha, but this Jacky. Whether he gets it or not, his immense talent is still centered on the highest quality like @IIwy12 said, to which I agree.
@bubbletea Chilam? A great man but no depth in his acting and singing. Just a guess. Oh Jackie Chan.. haha
@kaykay408 Think Bosco is just promoting ‘Flying Tigers’. In the previous episode Bosco had to dress up to disguise as Michael Miu’s girlfriend to prevent them from being recognised by police.
I didn’t get to watch the ceremony but did chasing the dragon get any award? It was a good movie
For real what’s going on with Bosco? He’s a good looking dude but his fashion taste nowadays just...I can’t take it! Weird is a nice word to describe I guess.
@bubbletea Can you at least give an initial of this man?? How do you know all these 'secrets?'
So many snarky comments on their 'flaws'. no wonder females feel insecure and pressured to have plastic surgery.
@llwy12 I am pleased with the results and very happy for Louis Koo and Teresa Mo. Teresa was long overdue, just like someone else that I perrsonally think is. No matter what happens in the future, this phenomenal artist will always display a rare and incredible talent in his artistry, whether it be singing or acting. Of course Anthony could only be Anthony, controvesy and all.
@reece0919 I wonder if we are talking about the same tall, handsome man and his extremely ugly girlfriend. No names please. His ex lover is involved in the same industries, except for the singing. His singing voice is not okay. There were photos of the tranny on vacation and the netizens went wild. They wanted to know what that was, it is not a woman, and I agree. He and loverboy finally broke up. His idol days are past him as he is getting past thirtyfive and in is not in demand anymore. Time to get a wife, who is a man and also get a real woman to carry his child or children created in a dish and the fans will be too busy ripping his woman apart to know that she is a he. You should know now who I am talking about, no names please.
Happy for Louis! Yay!
@bubbletea yeah sure... She's still being scrutinize actually, God forbid they make it official. I cringe everytime I see her picture hahaha I haven't heard of this 'lover' before. Can you hint who this is? Are they in the same industry?
he actually has a better body than some female
@mimi8 hahaha cgi food xD Poor those actors: food scene, yay! I can eat them after the filming is done! Got to set :0 T_T lol
@jayne good thing you update the photos because when I first read it I couldn’t get the article lol! So some of the sentence were sarcasm lol
In the cop outfit. Bosco lools like Mike He's wife, only a little better looking.
Okay I’m always excited for a adaption or so but the journey of flower was bad like it took so much time for me to complete the show and I just fast forwarded so much since the acting and how the fl in there was just so weak annoyed me. Like the novel was okay but the show was just plain bad plus cgi was just funny (they literally cgi food like really I’m done).
Congrats to all the winners! Happy for Louis of course (though his win was pretty much a shoo-in) and super happy for Teresa, whose win is long overdue. Also ecstatic for Philip Keung, whose Best Supporting Actor win was the most heartwarming, in my opinion. I was kind of hoping that Tomorrow is Another Day would win in the Best Script (that movie has some of the best dialogue!) and Best New Director categories but I’m fine with the ones who did win. Ling Man Lung did win Best New Artist award though, which I was happy about because his performance in Tomorrow is Another Day was truly amazing (obviously that’s a movie I highly recommend but definitely have a box of Kleenex ready). One of my favorite moments from the ceremony was the Lifetime Achievement Award segment (Chor Yuen gave a great speech and his little grand-daughter was super cute!). In terms of acceptance speeches, I think Louis’ was one of the best, though Teresa’s was good as well. In terms of presentation speeches, Ronald Cheng and Tony Wu’s Best Supporting Actor speech was the funniest and of course, Anthony Wong’s speech was the most controversial as usual. Good to see that this year’s awards were pretty spread out in that most of the big movies got something and one movie didn’t sweep most of the awards.
@m0m0 I updated the photos to zoom in more on the flaws. It was hard to seem them before if you didn't click to enlarge the photos. I was most shocked by Cheng Xiao's photo. In "Idol Producer", she looked like she had a flawless, porcelain complexion. But in this photo, her skin is not good and she wore too much foundation.
they don't look bad at all, where are the flaws?!
@bubbletea Actually, I have no clue, as I haven’t found anything that talks about Carlos’ family or his personal life much outside of where he went to school in HK. He doesn’t look mixed to me but then again I’m not always the best judge of these things, lol.
@msxie0714 I agree with @littlefish. Sure, technology in the U.S. may be better or more advanced, but in China, it’s more ubiquitous, which is the point this article alluded to in terms of sophisticated surveillance technology being installed in common places such as a concert venue or on the street corner or other places that ordinary citizens frequent. In China, it’s a “normal” part of life to be constantly monitored and tracked because the citizens have no say so the government can do whatever it wants…but here in the U.S., you can bet that if the government tried to do the same thing China does so blatantly, there will be not only lawsuits left and right but also possibly a revolt. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the U.S. isn’t possibly doing it because most likely they are (I’m sure those who grew up here like I did are not THAT naïve), but they are going to keep it secret because of privacy laws (which there are none in China by the way). Also, having the technology to collect the data is one thing but what is done with that data is another and that’s one of the biggest differences between China and the U.S. in this area – China’s technology may not be as advanced, but they have no qualms about collecting the information and readily using it to achieve whatever end goal they want (not necessarily having to do with crime-related issues) and the person whose info they used just has to “grin and bear it” whereas in the U.S., because of the various laws surrounding privacy, whatever data is collected cannot be used outright without proper consent otherwise all hell is going to break loose.
@jimmyszeto @bubbletea To be honest, I don’t like to use HK awards (whether in music, movies, or television) to determine an artist’s success because of the awareness of how the system works over there and how easy it is to rig / manipulate / skew the results (I don’t follow Taiwan’s awards as closely so not sure if Golden Horse or their other awards are similar). Just because an artist has a lot of awards doesn’t necessarily mean they are the best….the quality over quantity concept applies to awards as well…the most blatant example I can think of is Joey Yung – TVB (and the HK media to a certain extent) loves to boast the fact that Joey has won the JSG “Most Popular Female Singer” award more times than Anita Mui, thereby implying that she is somehow “better” than Anita because she won the award more times than her, but we all know that is far from true (and no, it’s not my assumption – I actually read this “assertion” in TVB Weekly a long time ago…yes, TVB was actually shameless enough to print it and yes I was outraged). Personally, I don’t remember how many awards Jacky has gotten (yes, probably hard to believe considering how big a fan I am) because to me, it’s not the number of awards that counts but the significance of the awards. For example, to me, the 2 World Music Awards that Jacky received back in 1995 and 1996 for top album sales are enough to crush whatever awards he ever received in HK…also, which other artist in HK (or in Asia for that matter) has achieved what Jacky was able to in the 90s in terms of being ranked #2 in the WORLD for selling the most albums, especially when you consider #1 at that time was Michael Jackson and #3 was Madonna (both huge international names of course). Sure, Andy may have the “most” awards collectively but how many of those awards are of real significance / quality?
@hetieshou a hundred thumbs up, very well said. It is comments like this that puts sense and reality to this article. We focus too much on shallow things like looks. We really live in a sad world when others think that the road to happiness is built on looks, social and financial status. You parents did right by you in raising you to be wise and real. Mine did the same for me and I am thankful
@jimmyszeto I don't mean to come off so aggressively - sorry about that. I do agree that for the most part, most people with a lower degree of education tend to be less informed about financial markets or worldly affairs. However, where I disagree with this is with celebrities. Their exposure to all kinds of people and businesses might actually make them more aware of the financial environment and culture they're living in. Lots of HK artists have branched into different businesses despite never having a finance degree, because of the experience they had dealing with the business side of entertainment.
@coralie I didn’t say every single person in the world need an education to be able to able to move into financial investments. However, everything is based on probability and chances are low for someone without an education. Even if they are able to discuss world affairs and stock market it would likely not be very advanced material.
@jimmyszeto Degrees don't mean anything. They can get you to places quicker and easier, but doesn't mean those that have one knows everything or are educated about everything. All it says is that they spent 4 additional years of schooling to learn whatever for their field. Karena might not have a degree, but she had a career before that. Unfortunately, dating Raymond made it so that their relationship overshadowed her career. Her infamy will get her more jobs, so she still has time to display her talent and skills. She was doing okay in the movies before meeting Raymond. Not to mention, I know jack about the stock market. It's only recently that I started planning for my retirement funds and investing in stocks. Karena is years younger than me, so this idea that you need to be highly educated to discuss worldly affairs and stock exchange is silly. All you need is some interest in reading the news and some interest in making money and that's it.
Zheng Shuang looks weird in the photo above. Hu Yitian is kind of a wooden actor, so I suppose he can do well as Bai Zihua. Not much required of him. They typecasted him into a good role, but this guy needs more acting practice outside the range of wooden figures to grow his skills.
Some of these are kind of unfair comparisons. For example, I think GEM looks more mature in the photos because that's how she wants to be presented. She wants to look older so she can be taken seriously. Everyone know Hebe is short. There's no masking that. Jolin's cheeks in here do not look sunken; it even looks like it's just the shadow from her hair/makeup. I don't even know who Cheng Xiao is, but since they brought her up - ok, the makeup does look a little thick, but that could be the effect of the makeup and not necessarily because she wore like 9 layers of foundation. I'm sure all of us ladies at some point have worn poor foundation choices that seem to put a mask over us even when we only apply one layer. The only one that's possibly unnerving is the photo of Laure Shang, but that's because she's ghastly white and in stark contrast to her hair.
@janet72 She won’t be wife material and won’t be accepted by upper class families simply because the whole of China and Hong Kong have heard about about her long term, high profile relationship with Raymond.
@reece0919 if you figured out the right idol, no names please, the netizens will eat her alive if he ever goes public with her. Not that it matters, as she is just a beard. I have no doubt she is a man, a fugly man too, but not that it matters. The lover he had for many years is gorgeous compared to the beard. What do you think?
@bubbletea i thought so....My god, he could've pick a better beard but why her hahaha. I remember the backlash before. It was so bad that he had to lie.
@jimmyszeto she isn't educated, so the next best thing is to work hard to be somebody. instead, she became a toy for the rich. even if she can hook up to a rich man's son, her partner's parents will not accept her. a woman's youth is limited.
@jimmyszeto she will always be seen as a play toy for the rich men's sons. from one rich man to another, no one will take her seriously as wife material.
Oh lord! Her mom sounds either cheap or greedy what a shame.
@hetieshou wow she’s 9 years younger? It’s hard to tell.
@jimmyszeto what you said of Karena might be true, and the reality is it is so sad. I know Raymond's family never approved of her. I have nothing against her, and I thought she handled a lot of things in a mature manner, but I am also open to face certain realities. When one is sel driven, and has a strong wok ethic, it does not always take degrees and fancy education to work hard and achieve financial security in life. Andy Lau is a good example. He dropped out of school at an early age because he went to work to help support his family. He doesn't have facy degrees and a grade 12 education. What he has is the ability to work hard and achieve for himself and that is an honorable character trait rghht there. He is now a billionaire. Sadly Karena will always be seen as an opportunistic gold digger.
@reece0919 well, if we think that Jimmy Lin's wife has gotten backlash, the girlfriend of the tall, handsome actor, singer/model would be eaten alive. This man's fans from all over Asia are crazy. Jimmy Lin's fans pale in comparison to his fans in craziness. I don't criticize people's looks but this woman is the ugliest thing. Looks like a man too. Looks like a transvestite, a very ugly tranny. Will not be surprised as she is only a beard so her looks don't really matter. This woman is beyond ugly, with a face not even a mother can love, and I'm not exaggerating. God help him if he ever goes public with her.
@bubbletea So cryptic! I want to know who this is lol
@hetieshou OMG, even celebs in HK find it hard on their pockets to buy a sizable place, unless they are stinking rich. So, no, you are not being materialistic, you are keeping it real and I can respect that. Jacky can easily call his own bluff an give up his career for his family cause people like him and Andy and Ekin, just to name a few, have more money than they can spend in a lifetime. I doubt they will quit anytime soon. It is in their DNA to work till they are a hundred years old, lol.
@myxx Karena isn't educated enough to become successful through investments and would need to rely on others to do it for her. Also she would be wasting her youthful years if she does not look to gold dig early. You can imagine though once she marries into an upper class family, the topics of conversation in the household will be world affairs and the stock exchange while her interests will be the best next seasonal designer bag....
Sure everyone would prefer to have a rich partner but it'll be a lot more respectable if she became rich by herself/from her work/investments etc before dating a super rich guy. Taking this "short cut" (dating a rich guy right off the bat) just paints her as a gold digger, and that's all she's known for these days...
@jimmyszeto Good points and I find it sad that some are willing to exploit their children just for the sake of money. It is especially hypocritical for ones who were so secretive but yet are now exposing their children and family at every chance they get.
@hetieshou It’s easy and huge money and the celebrities are unethically milking the children for it. They will say it’s for the experience of spending time with their children which is a load of bs..
I think her roast pork background and poor education has hit her hard. There will always be a mental scar. Even if she marries into a upper class, I can’t see the partner’s family respecting her or her family.
@bubbletea I still wonder who you are referring to?
@wm2017 No she is photogenic but on shows which is more of how the real her should look, she is pretty average. However, it is much more than looks.
@msxie0714 Very well said and like mother like daughter.
@bubbletea Yes you are right and you know the saying, paper can not conceal fire. I truly wonder who you are referring to? I can understand if they lie about being gay since being gay is still not widely accepted in traditional societies and is still regarded as an illness. However, it is better to be honest as the truth will come out sooner or later. You are so right that you can lie to the world but cannot lie to yourself.
@m0m0 True that she is not that pretty but there is more to anyone than just looks. Personality and so many other things are much more important. Plus, Jimmy is that handsome either so you think he can score a very beautiful wife?
@jimmyszeto Yes and you know the saying, in the eyes of your lover, you see Xi Shi(one of the great beauties if ancient China).
@bubbletea Very well said! Looks are not everything and Jimmy is not the most handsome guy either so he and his wife are not that far of a gap if you based it on looks. I have noticed that she is photogenic and looks better in photos. However, I have seen her in shows which is a more accurate depiction of how she would truly look. In my opinion, she looks pretty average but of course it is much more than looks. One of my former friends told me this and I sort of agree. She said that if you are a celeb known for your looks, you would not want to find someone better looking or else the spotlight would be taken away. Instead you would find someone below you in looks. She said that is one of the reasons why a celebrity couple who are equal in looks do not always last since they are 2 clashing egos going against each other. I think that may be true to some extent.
@cutie777 He does look young for his age but he does not look like he is in his 20s. He looks like he is in his 30s. She is 9 years younger than Jimmy.
@bubbletea Totally agree and I still do not get why Jimmy and Wu Chun were so secretive but now are going on reality shows and exposing their kids as much as possible. Is it for money(heard you get paid a lot for these reality shows) or attention(which was something they tried to avoid before at all costs but is now on over exposure mode)?I admit that it was very wrong of Andy to lie like them but at least he is consistent and does not do 360 degrees turns like they did. It just makes them not only liars but also hypocrites.
A witch? What about mooshu? Is this still going to be the Disney Milan we love?
Someone should do something about it! Joe Ma should DEFINITELY be in this series! he will make the series shine even brighter!
The mother's warped sense of values was passed onto the daughter.
@bubbletea Sorry I thought you have, You always mention him haha. Anywho, I KNOW it's not Mike :) I'm just curious though. Is the 'beard' your talking about the same one he had since before or is it new?
[email protected] well, I believe that the truth will come out. A certain idol denied he was gay for many years. He even had a hidden wife for many years. He has children too. Well, he got the HIV virus going on, big time. He can fool people by saying he has this, or that infection. At the end of the day, he still has to live with the fact that his happy family life is a sham and his wife is a beard. He also has to live with the fact that he is HIV positive, due to his lifestyle. Things have a way of working themselves out. Karma is alive and well as the angelic voice man was getting ready to sue someone for speaking the truth when his diagnosis was told to him At the enf of the day, we can't lie to ourselves, or to God.
@hetieshou you are so right. Respect to Andy for not being a hypocrite and pushing Hanna towards the TV lenses. I could never see him doing that. Wu Chun and Jimmy Lin are not my favorite people due to stunts like saying one thing and then doing a 360°. Good for Li Chi Ling to move on.
@bubbletea True and I agree about the looks part. They should not attack her for her looks. I agree that love is love and looks and status should not matter. What he did to Ruby was very bad and yet some were praising him since they hate Ruby. Oh yes, I vaguely remember Andy saying that and it was wrong of him to do so but at the very least he apologized and did keep all of his promises after that. He suffered a lot of backlash while Jimmy was getting praises. I did not get that. I must say that Andy is always secretive so is staying that way somewhat while Jimmy and Wu Chun are gushing about it and going on those reality shows to flaunt their family life and earn money. At least Andy did not do that. I heard that Lin Chi Ling was mad about Jerry Yan doing that. Gosh all these guys care about is banking in the fans’ money and feelings. If they were so secretive before then stay that way but yet they flaunt and gush about their family and family life at every chance they get. I find that so hypocritical.
I always think that it was a bad judgement not to promote him. I remember the first time noticing him was in a period drama, he was Sonia knojs brother. I saw him and I thought he was very refreshing to watch and very attractive. He never. Made it big but had many significant roles in dramas. I hope that he gets his break eventually.
@m0m0 I had a difficult life and childhood as well but not once did I dream of marrying a rich guy so I can leech off of him. Yes it is always better to make a name for yourself through your own efforts rather than trying to be a gold digger. How sad is that?
So they have all these mega Asian stars, obviously this is a film made by westerns but targeted audiences r Asians. I wonder how well it will perform in us
@bubbletea To be fair, career and family go hand in hand. If you do not have a career how will you support the family? Things are easier said than done. Honestly, in Jacky’s case, we all know he is a great husband and father, however, you truly wonder if he would give up his career? Saying something is one thing but doing it is another thing. Unless he has plan B on how to continue to generate enough income to support his family. I think he is the primary bread winner since his wife no longer works if I remember correctly. I feel putting family first is one thing but career and family go hand in hand. However, of course no one should work to the point where they neglect their family completely but sadly in some cases you need to in order to support them financially, especially in a place like HK where everything is so incredibly expensive. I have seen people literally live in shoebox/coffin size apartments due to the lack of space in HK but the price to rent them is very expensive for the average citizen. Not trying to materialistic but just trying to be real.
@hetieshou Perhaps she had a difficult childhood. Yeah, quite sad to make a name for yourself as a gold digger when you can try making something bigger out of your life.
@hetieshou Jimmy should not have left Ruby to face the public alone like that and make her look like a liar. That is so wrong. Also, he turned around and did it again with his wife. I am not a fan, but it is hard when erratic fans have this stupid idea to attack a woman's looks because she married their idol. I believe also that if a man or a woman truly loves a partner, they can be average, even ugly, and can still get a gorgeous partner, who is not a celebrity, or who is not rich. I see it happening all the time. Maybe, it does not happen in Asia, but it happens in the West. Andy did say, "when I am ready to marry, I will let you, my fans know" .He already was married. He threatened to sue those who continued to say he was married. He was married. He kept bellowing, "I am not married!" He asked his fans if it is okay for him to have a girlfriend, said he was lonely. He was married. If his wife's father had not died, he would have kept it up. After being exposed, he said he will let them, the fans know when he is going to be a father. Eric Tsang had to tell him that he, Eric will tell the fans if Andy doesn't when Andy was dragging his heels on his promise to the fans. Wu Chun is another one who threatened legal action to anyone who prints he has a wife and child. He denied, denied. Then when the marriage and child came to light, all of a sudden, the hypocrite was all gushing about his little family and was doing reality TV shows with his son.The same son he claimed he did not want exposed to the public Wish these men wouldn't be so lying and deceptive to the fans. Li Chi Ling recently broke up with Jerry Yan because he pulled a Jimmy Lin and left her to face the relationship gossip alone.
@mike I agree and many veteran actresses way older than her are still successful. It is just that you okay different types of roles according to your age.
@funnlim Not really as some gay obsessed people will just say that she got pregnant through ivf while he is sleeping with men.
@wm2017 I heard that Barbie did not want a third child but accidentally got pregnant a third time. She did not want more kids due to her health problems.
Congrats and having a girl first is good too. Big sister can take care of younger brother and siblings. I have seen older women conceive naturally too so it depends. I think you should only use IVF as a last resort.
I actually find it sad that she has to live in someone else’s shadow and cannot be known for who she is. I personally have had to live in others’ shadows and hope that one day I can live and be known for my accomplishments and for who I am, not for who I am related to or associated with. I also find it equally sad(if it is true) that her mom encourages her to meet with rich people. It is good to build up your network and connections but it is truly sad if your only goal is to hope he hitched by someone rich. It is more important to work hard and build your own career and wealth rather than hoping that you can take someone else’s hard earned or inherited money and riches. What her mom taught her is the direct opposite to what my parents taught me.
@tiffany Jet Li is a good addition. Seeing him and Donnie together is good enough.
@bubbletea Yeh. I was quite shocked when he won it that year. Thought it was nailed on Tony Leung again. I just don’t get Andy at all. Other superstars such as Tony Leung and Stephen Chow have decreased their output and have focused on quality over quantity as they have got better. Andy still likes to put himself in movies which has himself in every scene limiting support casts to minimal lines. Gordon Lam has shown ability to lead movies but has been held back by Andy for years.
I think many fans were not accepting of Kelly not only because she is unknown but also due to the fact that Jimmy deceived them from the beginning. I used to be a very very big fan of Jimmy when I was a teenager and up to my early adulthood. I used to really look up to him until one day, he truly disappointed me. The way he announced and handled his love life was truly deceitful. Back then he used to date Ruby Lin but yet he denied it all along and made fans attack Ruby claiming that Ruby(who was not that popular at the time) was using him to get popular. He went crazy and said he wanted to yell at people and all that stuff for makin things up. Ruby had to basically push the cart all by herself for over 10 years until one day more than 10 years after they broke up, he finally said that he once dated Ruby and that he was the only girl whom he bought home to see his father. What the heck? Therefore, he then made a promise to the fans and everyone that once he has a girlfriend he will tell everyone. But he once again, deceived his fans. He not only hid his current wife but even lied after being caught with her many times in public. He then impregnated her, went to the US to have the kid and once again hides from his fans. Luckily, one fan or Asian person recognized him in the hospital in LA(yes he had anchor baby which I truly hate! They are not US citizens but want to reap all of the benefits of being one by going to LA to give birth. How sick!) Therefore, he had no choice but to drop a bombshell on his fans by saying that he is now a dad! What the heck? Many fans including me during that time were very disappointed and felt betrayed at how he can do these things, especially when he said he promised he would tell everyone. He even told his late father to lie about it too. That was truly despicable. Of course it is all the past now, but you have to admit everyone was very disappointed in him and his actions. But what I find more sad is you were so secretive but yet you are now flaunting your family at every chance you get. What is up with that? Are they trying to make up for all of the lies in the past? I know many were disappointed in Andy Lau and Wu Chun’s cases too. With Andy’s case, he never promised to share much about his love life in advance. He suffered a lot because of it as well and even apologized for it. But I found it strange that people were praising Jimmy for all he did? I did not understand that at all. Regarding the looks, Jimmy’s wife looks ok but he is not the most handsome guy either so I doubt he can get a very beautiful wife even if he wanted to. I used to think Jimmy was very handsome but not anymore, especially with all of the handsome actors from various countries these days, can he compare? He also does not look like he is in his 20s but about the 30s. But anyways, I just wanted to provide a bit of a background about why a number of fans just could not accept Kelly at first. It was not really because of her looks but due to Jimmy’s actions and behavior back then.
[email protected] yes, Andy does have the awards. His golden horse award was more a gift award than anything else though. He does like to be the centre of attention. I suspect he has low self esteem and suffers from attention syndrome disorder. . Even when he is at an event with other A-list celebs, he has to do or say something to stand out above the rest.
@llwy12 Awww, that is so sweet what Carlos said of Jennifer. Tell me something, does he have any Latino in him? Carlos looks a little bit Latino.
This man is great, I like him. It is rare when an asian celeb puts family first. Heck, it is rare when Any asian puts family above work, as they are so hard working and career driven. He reminds me of Jacky Cheung. Jacky said he will give up his career for his family in a heartbeat if he has to. I believe he would. Stefan gives off the same vibes. Even looking at the photos, you can see the family-love between the parents and children, and the romantic chemistry between Stefan and Peggy. Not like some stiff, wooden photos of certain couples. Chinese do need to spend more time hugging and kissing loved ones and less time in the dark ages. We only have one life on earth with our loved ones, we should embrace and love them. I wish Stefan continued love and happiness with his family, health and all the best in his restaurant and acting.
Latest news-With Flying Tiger breaking 500 million views, the management at Koi Kei Bakery are elated with its success....
@m0m0 We all age and will not hold the youthful handsome/beautiful looks forever.Prioritizing others looks is rather shallow. We should focus on the person as a whole and whether he/she can be a forever soulmate.
Have any of you noticed the beautiful work Joe had done? Looks like the Joes are getting work done, male and female, ha ha.
@m0m0 Hey...read again. I was being sarcastic. You couldn’t have named a worse possible actress than Gillian Chung for the role Mulan. Basically mentioning her in the same sentence as Mulan is quite embarrassing. If Gillian was cast, i’m sure the stars that have currently signed would just pack their bags and leave the movie set...
@bubbletea I’m also not a fan of Andy Lau but he has all the awards so meets the criteria. I also do not like that he takes every scene and makes himself as centre piece but I suppose that’s the power he has these days. He is unwilling to pass the torch at any cost...
@m0m0 I reinterpreted..? Don't think so. Look at your comments about how plain Kelly is. It is like you are agreeing with these foolish fans. Your comments don't shed good light on the lady. The way @jimmyszeto @mixie0714 @IIwy12 commented is how to respond when one is not in support of rabid fans attacking the looks of an idol's honey. I may be annoyed at chatterboxes and vain, arrogant, lying lecherous idols, but even I have my limits. I will never attack an idol's lover's look. The day that happens, something has to be fishy about the lover. Looks do not guarantee happiness, love does.
@reece0919HUH??? where did I say I have anything against this pretty boy. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am not talking about Mike He either.
@msxie0714 lol it’s not a race to see who’s better. One thing China is doing that trump over the U.S is they are installing surveillance everywhere now and use it main stream, we are talking every cross road, anywhere you can think of, for their citizens. U.S can’t do it outright everywhere because of privacy, China is like don’t care about privacy so their surveillance will be better lol. And they are catching up in term of technology, and even if their technology is worse than the US, so what? If they use them a lot more mainstream, it will be a lot more beneficial than just using them for special target.
@m0m0 I love Gillian Chung a lot more than Crystal, but she can’t act either :( she looks absolutely gorgeous on screen but everything felt off >_< I can’t put my finger on it but yea. Between crystal and Gillian, I would pick Gillian because she’s indeed very beautiful, when she smiles, it makes the screen spark lol! If they have Donnie, Jet Li and Gong Li, they might as well just pick a good actress who can act? Like star war with the new girl (I can’t say she can act as I haven’t seen them, Star Wars is not my thing, but my partner and his friends have no complain lol)
I like Joe Ma, he started out as a pretty weak actor, but he has improved a great deal :) I enjoyed him as the captain :) and I do think it’s missing something not seeing him there, however he needs to be in other dramas that is not Flying tigers related!
The second last pic is every sense of the word pictorial! All of them are pretty decent, and as much as I don’t like her (don’t hate/don’t like), that second last pic is stunning! Good job!
I like the names they gave their children. Proper names and good sounding but not too common.
A witch and not the Mongolians? Are we trying to not offend anyone here? And what’s a waste of Jet Li >_<
Good about the switch to drink tea instead of alcohol.
Definitely targeting China market with all the famous names lined up to attract fans. Must cost a bomb to get these names in?
So basically, he gets signed up just for being handsome but isn't provided training to develop acting chops. He should have at least signed up for acting classes on his own if he were serious about being an actor. This is all so unprofessional!
@llwy12 The US has been the most technologically advanced nation and far surpasses China when it comes to the art of surveillance. Long before the Facebook revelations, Edward Snowden revealed the widespread and secretive means of government surveillance on US and foreign citizens. China used neighborhood watch groups, while the US had developed sophisticated instruments for spying activities. Who could have imagined spyware in the form of a fly? I'd give the crown to the US.
@bubbletea hey... I'm really curious about what you have against this 'pretty boy' and his 'beard. I'm reading some articles here and you mentioned him quite alot. I think I know who this is haha
New additions? That’s typically not good.
Maybe it’s good timing now.
make up too thick
this guy is good playing villain roles.
@m0m0 She wouldn't be qualified, though. She doesn't have "Star power".
@wm2017 with 2 girls, he is probably trying for a boy. Barbie Hsu already has both.
Joe Ma is ok...but having him as SDU head all the time is boring.
Wow, 40 and also looks quite youthful. He looks younger than Raymond Lam IMO and RL is not even hitting 40s yet? Just another one who TVB did not really promote but good to see him again.
Yes, I do like Joe Ma :)
@jimmyszeto Yeah I know. I've always thought she has a very handsome aura that could pull off any kung fu heroine role. Too bad they didn't do the movie five years earlier.
@bubbletea U overinterpereted, I never said I have a problem, I said I can see why she's being harassed. We think we live in a world that everyone loves each other, no judging, fair etc. That's where we hope We would get to, and if we did, there'd be no haters. All I am saying is, she married an idol star, some fans are going to get upset over it even if the wife is perfect. It's the way it is, can't change it. U might think those ppl r crazy, I agree, it's just the way it is.
@funnlim TVB has this thing where they spend the first few episodes not knowing where it doesnt quite match what it was advertising in the trailers. Same thing with the Exorcist meter.
A bit off topic, right now, a real pretty boy is on vacation with his beard, I mean girlfriend. I get the impression he wants to say he is in a relationship but he is leaving cryptic messages and photos on his Weibo to test the water. I hope he is compensating her really well, cause if we think poor Kelly Chen is harassed, this woman will get it from Japan, Korea, the Philippines, all over Asia. Thing is, Kelly is a beauty compared to this woman.
@jimmyszeto hmmm... If you are talking about Andy Lau, Andy is placed in some well written and directed movies, and he writes some very beautiful songs with soulful melodies. However, he is not a strong actor and his singing voice is not good. Truth be told, if Andy did not have all the dancing and prop segments, the cabaret performances and fancy costumes worn by himself and his onstage performers and the wonderfully choreographed dance numbers and set pieces, his concerts would be just meh... He is mediocre at best as a singer/actor. He is very charasmatic and loved and revered by millions of fans though. His hard working ethic is second to none and he deseves kudos for that. Andy does work very, very hard, and he deserves to be admired for that.
@m0m0 In the eyes of Jimmy Lin, his wife is the most beautiful woman in the world and the woman with the best personality. That’s all that matters! Fans are just outsiders that are paying for indirect entertainment. They have a right to choose which idol to follow but no right to criticise or in some cases attack an idol’s Wife....
@m0m0. You said you can understand why fans attack his wife, I can't, and I bet anyone else here with human decency, integrity and common sense, who respects Jimmy's life choices can't either. There is no explanatiom you can give to justify your comments.
@m0m0 you seem to have issues with the woman's looks. The rabid sheep also seem to have a problem with Kelly's looks. Do you realize how cheap, stupid, shallow, backward and ignorant your comments are coming across? You need to quit before you stick your foot any further in your mouth and really hurt yourself. So just because Jimmy Lin is an idol, he needs to go out there and look for a woman who has to be prettier than all the legions of lovesick fanbots? What gives the fanbots, or anyone the right to criticize his wife's looks. Only ignorant, backward women, with no life will find the time for such. Are they that delusional that they sit around dreaming of sharing Jimmy's life, money, bed and children? I guess so, no wonder they tear into his choice of wife. These idols will never pick such women as these brain sick fans. They need to get in touch with reality and leave his attractive wife alone. Jimmy is free to marry the woman he loves. It is so embarrassing and pathetic that this is 2018 and these Asians are stuck in this craphole mentality that an entertainment idol, or a rich businessman should choose a very pretty woman to be by his side. If Jimmy Lin had followed that narcissistic path, I would not have the respect for him that I do. He is a human, a rich, popular and idolized human, but a human, nonetheless. Time for these vapid, ignorant delusional fans to wake up. Wonder what they will say about Mike He's wife, as she looks simple and is no great beauty, by society's standards.
@llwy12 not saying that haters are justified even if his wife was as ugly as a troll (not saying that she is). he's an idol so people expect that he'd get a very beautiful wife, at least prettier than most fan girls. it's just so that she looks so plain, people got something to say and even if she's pretty, there'd be haters too. So no matter pretty or ugly, there'd be haters ALWAYS! Just that she's so plain, most fan girls wonder hey, why you pick her and not them?!
@wm2017 i don't think it's plastic surgery. i think it's make up. the pic above she looks ok, average but these are stills so you can put up ones that you look nice in. If you google videos, you can really tell she's not pretty.
@m0m0 You mean Gillian Chung right? You are correct though. Apart the minor issues of Gillian being rather old, scandal linked, terrible acting and not a movie star... she will be perfect for the Mulan role in every way..
@bubbletea Missing a guy called Andy. However I think Leslie is the only one who is truly phenomenal and dedicated to both acting and singing....
i actually think gillian would fit the mulan role better than crystal. gillian's got that handsome aura, crystal's got a very feminine girl aura.
@llwy12 sorry, I forgot about the HKFA. He has won a Golden Horse award or two though. To win that is to achieve the pinnacle of awards. That is equivalent to bagging an Oscar. Imagine what Jacky would have accomplished had he put equal emphasis on his acting. Leslie Cheung had that great all round gift as well. Tony Leung has it too but he has basically shelfed his singing. With all the hundreds or thousands of singer/actor in the Asian ebiz, only a very small handful really excel at a top level of singing and acting. Jacky Cheung belongs to that rare and elite small group. Can you think of anymore at such a level?
@bubbletea Haha, thanks and well-said! Though technically not every award on the acting side, as that HKFA Best Actor award still eludes him despite 6 different nominations over the past 3 decades – but that precisely illustrates your point about Jacky being humble, as he has always said the reason he is not able to achieve more on the acting side (implying awards) is due to his own shortcomings, as he chose to focus on singing over acting. Whereas other artists may blame the establishment or the “rules” governing the awards game or other factors, he sees it as a very logical outcome based on his own career choice and therefore there is no one to blame but himself. And yet, he still puts 200% effort into every performance, whether singing or acting, and never wavers when it comes to how seriously he takes his work...just one of many examples: the album cover to Jacky’s latest Mandarin album “Wake Up Dreaming” (which came out 4 years ago) features him singing with microphone in hand while standing on a rocky platform with water splashing around him – most artists would film that type of cover in a studio with CG effects perhaps keyed onto the picture later….not Jacky though – he actually filmed that cover onsite at one of HK’s beaches, standing on real rocks with real water splashing around him while he sang a real song into the mike (the entire song in his real voice, no lip synching)…all this because he wanted his fans (and anyone who buys the album) to have an authentic experience (well, also because he’s a perfectionist in his own right and sets high standards for himself). I can’t think of a single artist who would go to that length to film an album cover, especially when he doesn’t have to, as everyone knows his album will sell well regardless. There are reasons why Jacky is so respected and revered by those within the industry as well as outside of it and that type of work ethic / attitude is definitely one of them!
@llwy12 Sweeet!. I thought what the Jacky Cheung -loving fugitive said was priceless, but your comment takes the cake, haha. Seriously though, the man has excellent taste in listening to music and seeing a classic live performance. I hardly use such words to describe entertainers, but Jacky deserves all the accolades and then some. In all honesty, not many of the asian ebiz celebs are actor/singer at a very high level. In fact, they are okay at one talent, but horrible at the other. They are even mediocre at both, or simply bad at both. Jackie Cheung excels at both on an extremely high level. He has won every award there is to be won that matters in both the singing and acting awards events. Not a feat that many can boast of. The man is phenomenal. What makes me respect him though is his humbleness, his love for his family, his respect for his wife and everyone else and his appreciation for his fans without going overboard and coming across as fake. He knows he is loved, he knows he is handsome, famous, beyond wealthy, adored, even worshipped, but he is humble. A few of the idols can learn a thing or two from Jacky. That is the essence of Jacky Cheung
@funnlim I wonder if Eddie Murphy will consider doing Mushu again. Mushu parts were some of the best in the movie. Unless if Disney wants the overall movie to be more serious and wants to take those parts out
@davy I personally like Dilraba, her acting is not bad (not really good either, I know). She has a dance background so can do fight scenes as we saw in The Kings Woman and The Flame's Daughter. Too bad she's not fluent in English or I think she would be good for the role
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@bubbletea Yea…that’s something I’ll never really understand either. Back in the old days, the industry was very big on “idol-path” versus “talent-path” singers (can apply to actors/actresses too but it was primarily singers that it was a big deal for) – the “idol-path” singers were those who got popular based primarily on their looks (whether they had talent or not wasn’t really important) while the “talent-path” singers were usually the ones who didn’t have the looks but had singing talent. Of course, the “idol-path” singers had a harder time maintaining relationships, since they had to keep up a certain image to satisfy the (usually majority) female fans who operated under the illusion that their idol would marry them someday…that illusion is pretty hard to break, even when the singer matures and perhaps no longer fits the “idol-path” model. So in this sense, with an artist like Jimmy obviously being an “idol-path” singer, it’s not surprising that those fans would attack his wife – it has nothing to do with HER looks at all…she can be beautiful or ugly, doesn’t matter…just by virtue of being their idol’s wife (and thereby shattering the illusion that their idol is theirs forever), that is enough to make her “most hated”…it’s stupid and silly for sure, but unfortunately there are plenty of those type of fans out there…
@coralie @msxie0714 It makes sense actually. I read an article (and heard it on the radio too) the other day that said in recent years, China has been spending more money on internal security than they have on their military, so having cameras installed in all their concert venues is not surprising…..just like it’s not surprising for those who speak out against the government to find hired thugs in unmarked cars at their door hauling them away sometimes within minutes from when they opened their mouths. There’s also the “social credit system” that China is planning on implementing (parts of it are already in effect) where citizen’s online activity will be monitored and how they behave will affect things such as whether they are allowed to go on public buses or trains, whether their children will be able to attend expensive schools, whether they will be allowed to stay at 5 star hotels or travel, etc….if you do stuff like buy too many video games or post too much on social media, you will get a lower social credit score (because these types of actions are viewed as overindulging in “lazy and idle” activities) whereas if you buy diapers or use coupons to buy household items online then you will get a higher score (buying diapers means that you’re a responsible parent while using coupons means that you’re conscientious about finances). Yes, things like surveillance cameras and personal data being harvested is also being done in other countries (including here in the U.S., as the recent Facebook scandal proves), however not to the extent that China does it. When it comes to the “big brother is watching” game, China definitely takes the crown – no other country even comes close!
@msxie0714 I'm not saying it's not universal in other countries as well, but it's hardly as efficient as the Chinese surveillance system. Being caught at a concert? That's unheard of (though I haven't googled enough of these cases to say for sure.)
@jjwong It will be part love story as it will have a disney ending where the girl gets everything. Career, recognition, respect and love. I quite like that.
just read Gong Li and Jet Li has been cast or may be cast or probably could be cast. Now we lacking handsome hero and a main villain. And we do need a handsome hero. No disney film if not handsome hero. Who's mushu? Any mushu?
@llwy12 Thanks for the info. I do like Legendary Pictures' productions. Most of the films the company involved in are fantasy films, which is a genre I like. As long as it continues making entertaining fantasy films, I don't mind the token Chinese actors. Just don't compromise on the integrity of the story-line. I hope Warcraft made enough money to get part 2.
@wm2017 LOL...no worries, since you actually weren't the only one...many HK audiences think he is a newbie too because alot of them also don't watch HK movies or follow HK entertainment and pretty much only watch TVB. I honestly didn't really know who Carlos was either until 2016 (previously saw him in a few RTHK and HKTV series and a bunch of movies over the years but he was mostly in minor roles and his acting never really stood out) -- that's when I watched the movie Happiness and was impressed enough by his performance (and enjoyed the movie enough as a whole) to start looking him up...
@vodka Yea...the sad part is that many of the veteran "green leaf" (supporting) artists are gone too (alot of them have other outside projects that they are involved in, which gives them less time to film for TVB -- for example, Ram Tseung has been focusing more on his music and also stage plays so doesn't have as much time for series anymore while other veterans would rather film movies so they don't have to deal with the grueling work hours at TVB anymore). Unless TVB's scriptwriter's start churning out quality scripts like asap, they are going to be in dire straits pretty soon with so little talent pool left (in both lead and supporting roles).
@funnlim @kidd Definitely connections, but not necessarily boyfriends. Rumor has it that Jing Tian is from a "powerful" family in China (think government-related) and that is why she has been able to get the opportunities she has. The media has been commenting for a long time already on her "flaunting of tremendous wealth" that doesn't seem to be in-line with her income, as all of the films she was in bombed at the box office so it's not like she is a "highly sought after" actress bringing in millions of dollars each project (the government connections were "confirmed" in many people's eyes awhile back ago when some media outlets and discussion forums were "mysteriously forced" to remove topics discussing her background on their sites -- a very common China government tactic). Supposedly because of those connections, she has Dalian Wanda Group backing her, which explains why she is in all those Hollywood productions, since almost all of them have Legendary Pictures as one of the "executive producers" (Legendary is U.S./Hollywood-based production company owned by Wanda Group since 2016).
@bubbletea Haha...I know, right? The guy's response should've actually been this: "I waited until the flowers withered" to "come listen to [his] concert" out of "true love" for Jacky because as a fan I can't "forget him" and I thought I was safe because I was "this close, that far" after all....now "after leaving" the concert I will be a "lonely man" for "the rest of time" who will "wake up dreaming" in a jail cell tomorrow...I can't believe it! (haha...yes, shameless plugging of Jacky's songs but as a fan, I couldn't help myself, lol!)
@msxie0714 hundred thumbs up. Very, very well said.Do these silly, shallow fickle women think Jimmy is going to leave his wife for them... He told them basically where is heart is by declaring that he loves his wife and he loves having her as the mother of his children. He probably can have his pick of women, but he chose the one he loves. Why do chinrse define relationships by looks and money is beyond me.
@mangotango In Taiwan, it was probably with Alec (I didn't follow Taiwan entertainment as closely back then so can't vouch for this) but in HK it was Aaron because of their similar style (they both had similar haircut back then too, which was kind of funny). Of course, it wasn't Alan-Leslie type crazy out-of-hand rivalry (80s Cantopop fans will probably understand what I'm referring to), but people naturally compared Jimmy and Aaron because of the similarities (except in age, as Jimmy was 10 years younger than Aaron, but Aaron was baby-faced and had that "kiddie" haircut). Agreed that they are all doing well now, which I guess at the end of the day is what counts the most, lol.
@jjwong :) good point. I think we are only talking about love, as it’s a typical story line for Disney, even though Mulan is not a typical disney story, but many many drama adaptations of Mulan has been focused heavily on love. So naturally we talk about it :)
@davy hold up here, did you just list Yin Xue as the cold type? He’s far from cold, he’s not like Ye Hua or BZH at all, those two barely cracks a smile in the drama with Ye Hua only smile at BQ, but Yin Xue, his name might mean snow, but he’s far from being the cold type >_> Also Donnie, is very good at kungfu, no one disputes that, but his face is frozen because of the Botox, being cold just conveniently fit with the frozen face lol. With LYF, I just find her boring and bland, not even talking about how good her acting is, but she makes me disinterested in the movie she’s in, the character she as. To this day, CP1 is still a bad memory for me, the pace was so slow, and you have these two gorgeous people that has no chemistry with one another, and boring as hell. I tried like 5-8ep in, and I think I fall asleep and can’t remember much about it but it was slow as a baby turtle on the first day of its hatching (if you don’t know how turtle hatch, they break their shells, then stay in there for a whole day before move out of their shell, then stay in the nest until everyone is ready to move out)! And I love her look, I love many other subpar at acting actresses because of their look, too. But LYF has not able to draw me to continue watching her. So you can’t say people don’t like her because they are jealous of her look.
@littlefish Melf Gibson became a pariah in Hollywood for anti-Semitic remarks.
@m0m0 what does it say about those attacking someone for being 'below average' in looks? I would call them far below average in character with blackened hearts.
@coralie Surveillance cameras are ubiquitous in the free countries like USA as well. Let's not forget Facebook harvesting personal info.
It is all Jacky Cheung's fault, lol, hahaha. How dare he sing so darn good, and put on such spendid, legendary shows that a wanted fugitive took such a big risk to attend. His comment "I Shouldn't Have Come", is priceless, lol.
At least his spent his last minutes of freedom doing something he loves xD #noregrets2018
Don't understand all the hype and wishlist for a "matching" Li Shang and for a romantic storyline. Mulan is about respecting and accepting women as an equal. It's female sticking to the male dominance. Even in Disney version, there was no lovey-dovey. Only towards the end 1 min where Shang came to speak with Mulan as man and woman. It is probably one of the first Disney that are about love for family, country and brother-in-arms instead of romantic mess. So please don't change that...>_< It's very irritating that everything and everyone focuses on just one type of "love." *hops off soap box*
Log in just to say OCTB FTW xinfinity =D Was Oscar dresser is the same as Pakho? The resemblance from hair and emo cloth...
@kidd She's not that proficient. Am sure there are others. I think connection is more like it. Any boyfriends?
LOL. His answer was pretty funny. But creepy how easy it is for cameras to catch criminals over there. Seriously, big brother is watching you
@m0m0 really.....?. So because Kelly Chen supposedly looks "below average in looks", that does not give the idiots who disguise as fans reason to attack her. They need to grow up, wake up and join the 21st century I can understand if she is cheating om Jimmy, being cruel and unreasonable or being an abusive or unfit wife or mom. Anyone who supports the rabid fools attacking this woman is no better.
@davy this sums up everything I feel for LYF: https://quartzy.qz.com/1142658/imdb-rating-disneys-pick-for-mulan-liu-yifei-is-one-of-chinas-worst-actresses/.
@llwy12 I did not know Aaron and Jimmy were rivals? They are both handsome ..though IMO. Lol. And I thought he was rival to Alec Su instead? Anyway the three of them are doing well. Jimmy comes from a very rich family so I suppose he is all good with all his business. Alec seems to have transitioned to be a successful director. Aaron's wealth is enough to last till next generation. @m0m0 It is immature to attack someone just because they think she looks average. But then we are talking about extreme fans. I think.she is above average.
@llwy12 once upon a time Ekin also made the same declaration that he will take care of Maggie for life. Well let's see.
@funnlim Wonder why Jing Tian get to be in so many Hollywood big budget movies. Because of her proficiency in English?
Lol. I thought it’s the Hong Kong Kelly Chen Wai Lam. I heard she’s younger than Jimmy but I would have to say she looks older and Jimmy still got the baby face so it’s hard to tell his real age if we don’t know about his age. He still looks his 20’s lucky him.
@bubbletea Lol. You’re right about that.
@littlefish well see how it goes.
Between he, Moses Chan and Jay Chou, they can populate the world. Kidding. Congrats. So that puts to rest all those gay rumours?
John Chiang can take acting lessons from him. Mannerisms spot on especially those doting grandpa scenes. He and Wayne Lai played off each other very well.
@llwy12 Still figuring where the story is heading. I like to be surprised. I hope the wife is not dead yet.
@jayne As long as not Jing Tian. I think for all my jokes about her acting, I think she is perfectly cast in the sense she has the looks of a disney princess. Beautiful youthful slim. No question. I think she can be Mulan. Because who says Mulan has to be tomboy? She can be like those delicate scholarly guys. Mulan here could be an educated but poor girl. Makes sense. I don't think Donnie Yen is the love interest. Between them is the age of an adult child, so come on! There will be a Li Shang. Question is who? Donnie is probably the commander with Li Shang a step lower. Does Crystal have such a big fanbase??
Can somebody please name at least 1 (I can't even find one) Chinese actress right now that is not "frozen face"? Nini is currently one of the only actress I bet didn't do plastic surgery that would've been a pretty good match for action film, but I doubt she have good skill in fighting. She might be suitable for modern boxing, and doing high kicks wearing black leather suits but I'm talking about more traditional-like kung fu (although not sure if Mulan disney will do that too). However, although she is natural she is also frozen face as well. I might just have a personal preference on Nini's face but then again, the skills, and it's not as if LYF is not pretty. Even the cartoon Mulan has a very good soft side too, she is very feminine on the outside and just have a very strong personality. Donnie Yen is a veteran actor, up to this day he is still natural, The cold face was for portraying his serious characters. He'd played playful characters in his younger days I don't think we need to disrespect his acting skills. With his age, should he go play like a young boy being giggly? Lol...We might not like him as a real person but he is very skillful to be fair. I'll say the fresh young meat boys today are all too pretty and concern about their soft skin and cannot even act with a correct cold face. They absolutely have no (esp. fighting) skills on top of that. Ok maybe it's unfair to comare them to fight like top notch Donnie and Jet Li, but can they at least please fight like a Fu Er Kang? Even Wallace Huo acting like a cold Shi Fu Bai Zi Hua annoyed me, I really don't understand why people are liking those kind of cold men: Yuwen Yue, Yue Hua, Yin Xue. etc. Liu Yifei is professional too, her skills match up with the roles she play. When she played Zhao Ling'er, she did not have a frozen face. All the hate actually came from her being way too beautiful. And, her character kept rejecting and dumping stinky punk Li Xiao Yao while he was shipped badly with Yueru. So her character was a bit problematic to some people, although the character was actually really reasonable and justful enough (Li Xiao Yao was the big flirt. And, why stick around when there's somebody so much better chasing him uninvitingly?). Her acting was really good, to be fair, so many actresses up to today still wish to have the same fairy gas they couldn't imitate sweet smiles, beautiful gaze, and the thoughtful and wise attitude. LYF only 2 dramas were good, lasted her eternal fame, but almost the films were pretty boring, the plot and scripts were just not creative. I only liked Forbidden Kingdom. But it's not like all movies these days are so good and hers were all bad, ALL movies today are very, very, very boring. So that is to say, it's the productions fault for being non creative. And she went for the movie route instead of dramas. But, same thing too, there was also no good dramas out there as well. Even CP3 was not as good as CP1 in my view, and CP5 was worse.
@cutie777 dude, if he’s like an uncle that’s kinda the same level as father xD cousin..... erh... 20yrs difference kinda cousin? XD Idk... I don’t think I like Donnie Yen in any love related scene lol (like showing love chemistry lol)
Donnie is playing the role of Commander Tung.. does that mean there will be no Li Shang in this movie???
@m0m0 really...She looks good on the above pics? haha lol.... perhaps plastic surgery?
@mangotango I know, OMG 43?? My goodness!
@m0m0 This couple is probably on the trend for 3rd time is the charm for a boy? :D Not sure about Barbie Hsu. haha
@funnlim I haven’t gotten as far as you have but so far, I agree about Rosina – there is something unnatural about her acting and the hand-clasping thing is a bit too obviously fake in my opinion. Like I said earlier, she’s definitely the weakest link so far in terms of the acting and the only thing that sticks out after the first few episodes is her ability to speak Japanese and make it sound fluent….looks like the next couple episodes will be focused on her and Pat Ha’s storyline though so maybe she will have more chance to improve? John Chiang’s character is supposed to be hated though and so far, his performance has been spot-on. But yes, Carlos is really the one to watch in this series (at least so far) – unintentional, subtle humor is something that TVB rarely does nowadays (mostly because they’re not capable of doing it anymore), so to see it in this series in the form of Carlos’ character is definitely refreshing. I actually liked the Shanghainese dialect scenes, but probably because my mom is Shanghainese and sometimes speaks it at home so I have a good grasp of what they are saying without having to look at the subtitles. The scenes where they speak Japanese I’m ok with too (though of course I have to rely on the subtitles for those scenes). I didn’t feel as though the dialogue was excessively long in those scenes but that’s just me….
@llwy12 Wow, and I thought he was a newbie as I have never seem him before. haha...Lol...I don't really watch chinese movies just a series here and there so no clue who he is until now.
Gillian's meals are planned brilliantly. Low fat and low carbs with plenty of protein. She does not look like a natural fighter but those meals alone should be able to help her shed weight quickly since total from the 3 meals is around 1000 calories.
in every relationship,it does not matter if one is a heart throb or one is a supermodel. Eventually both will become bored so a good understanding and communication is important.
Wow, 50 years old. Maybe Michael should lessen his workload and spend more time with his family.
For minor or major celebrities, vlogs and youtube videos are certainly the way forward in helping gain exposure amongst the audience. Waiting around for TV sceentime is not enough nowadays and prodicing these videos can help Jason prolong his career within the entertainment industry. This is a clever thinking couple!
three must be the new trend. barbie hsu just announced she's having a third baby.
i can understand why the fans attack his wife. just googled some of her clips, she's quite below average in terms of looks, no wonder....
@mangotango Indeed! With that boyish look, it feels like only yesterday that he debuted, lol. I actually remember Jimmy’s debut (gawd, has it really been 26 years ago?) and him taking the HK music industry by storm at the time, plus the supposed rivalry between him and Aaron Kwok, since their styles were similar back then. I already thought that Kimi was super cute back when they did Dad, Where Are We Going, but his twins are even cuter! I wonder if we will see THEM on the show in a couple years, lol….
@holiday Like I posted in one of the earlier articles from last year about this topic, the 3 criteria that the production team had in making their casting decision for the character of Mulan were: ability to speak English, martial arts skills, and “star quality.” There was no age requirement, at least not officially – most of the actresses who tried out for the role were actually over 20 years of age. I also don’t think that Crystal Liu is a good fit for the role, but like @jayne said, the decision was made mostly to satisfy the Mainland market. As for Donnie Yen – he’s a good choice in that he satisfies all the criteria and then some (though of course, the acting part is subjective – it sounds like they were looking more at the “star quality” piece in terms of popularity rather than acting skill). I’m curious as to who else they are going to cast. To be honest, I’m not a fan of Disney’s live film adaptations / remakes (nothing beats the animated classics in my opinion), but I do hope they will respect the culture and not try to whitewash the movie like Hollywood is notorious for doing.
Still look so young and handsome. His kids are cute.
@jayne I also think Cyrstal has a delicate feel about her. The Mulan I have in mind is a tom boy. Zhao Wei was excellent choice then. Is Donnie playing the male lead? Sorry I think he is too old for that role. Someone who can look 30s and manly IMO is more appropriate. Unless they take away the romance bit. I think.they are counting on Donnie's popularity to attract the western audience? It will be box office in China. Two big names.
@cutie777 you never know. Karmen might pop out an insurance policy or two, who knows. Maybe they might be a good match after all. She has a degree, and Richard has one too. Hers is in finding old wealthy men, his is in bedding young girls.like I said, match well made, no?, lol.
I found it very sweet when, last year, after a car accident that landed Jennifer in the hospital with an injury to her face, Carlos publicly declared that he will take care of her forever. I read another interview where Carlos said that Jennifer has a huge impact on him, as she has made him more grounded and he wants to start a family with her. They’re such a cute couple! As I said in the other threads, I feel like Carlos definitely has potential to become a star, since he has the looks as well as the talent, plus a good head on his shoulders. Looking forward to seeing more from him in the future. By the way, I kind of disagree with the article in that Carlos DOES have a career-defining role – in the movie Happiness from 2016 (opposite Kara Hui), which essentially put his name back on the map for HK audiences. He even said in other interviews that it is because of that movie being so well-received that he was able to get so many job opportunities the past year or so (including the invitation from TVB to film Daddy Cool).
@littlefish Lol. I actually wanted to see Donnie act as Shane because he can fight for sure I don’t think age are matter this day as long the movie turns out good then it should not have any problems with it. I wouldn’t say he’s more like a father to her maybe an uncle or cousin?
Oh no! Another young chick but at least she’s not 19 years old. Imagine she’s going to pop out a baby too?
@littlefish Here are my guesses: Crystal is cold & Donnie is frozen. :)
Strong audition among 1000 actresses? What a joke. During their casting call they specifically only wanted girls to be between the ages of 18-20 how did she even get in? She was already around 27-28 that is just unfair to other actresses above the age of 20. Seems more like nepotism to me.
after Roger now Wayne ok this is not cool!!! Even though TVB drama are no longer as good but these veterans kept me into it. I just can't stand a serie with so many new generation and new comers.
@funnlim I trust Disney will make a good live version of "Mulan". Donnie is not known for his expressive acting skills, but it is nice to have him to make the action scenes more exciting. No doubt Crystal has a huge fanbase, but I don't really find her convincing as Mulan. She looks too delicate. But the casting decision is to appeal to the Mainland box office.
@llwy12 thank you for the info! Hope those two get what they deserve! Poor lady, best wishes to her and her family :(
@m0m0 oh god, no! He’s her father’s age >__<) And with the two of them frozen face off, they can’t act in love together?
@funnlim ha ha Ha ha ha! You are so funny xD and so right xD though which one is frozen and which one is cold ^_<
@llwy12 @funnlim Appreciate the info and feedback on Carlos Chan! It is good to see a new face at TVB who looks good and can act. From certain angles, Carlos looks like a mix of Ruco Chan and Eddie Peng. He sounds like a nice guy too. Our site will be posting an article about Carlos Chan later today. Stay tuned!
@mangotango Parts of the police report have been made public and it looks like the charges against Gavin Gao are those of being an “accessory” to sexual assault. It’s pretty clear from the report that Wang Jing is the one being accused of sexually assaulting the victim, though Gavin’s role is not as clearly spelled out (he was definitely there but whether he took part in the sex thing is not immediately clear). Also, part of the reason bail was denied (aside from the flight risk and also the Lili Chen thing) is because the testimony of the victim corroborates completely with the evidence they found in the hotel room (i.e. she described in detail what Wang Jing did to her, including trying to penetrate her while being pushed against a window – investigators later found blood and semen in that exact spot she described). From what came out in court, it looks there is no doubt that sexual relations took place, but the defense lawyers are going to try to argue that what took place was consensual and not forced (not surprised, as that’s always the argument in these types of cases). Either way they try to spin it, Gavin is definitely guilty merely by being present and not attempting to stop what was happening. He can profess his “innocence” all he wants by harping on the fact that he “didn’t touch” the woman but that’s not going to get him off the hook, especially when the crime was committed on foreign soil. I read that the victim is a Chinese-Australian woman who has been living in Australia for 10 years already and has a husband as well as young son. Apparently she’s part of the group shadowing the crew with filming due to her familiarity with Australia. Wang Jing supposedly is one of the producers of the series, which no doubt plays a role in why he was able to get the woman to go to his room. During the pre-trial hearing for Wang Jing (which took place right after Gavin Gao’s), the judge denied bail for him too on the grounds that they are afraid he is going to harass the woman if he were let out (apparently they have video footage of him acting aggressively toward her outside the hotel room the day of the assault). This Wang Jing dude sounds like a piece of work – feel sorry for those who had to work with him on that series….
let me guess, he's gonna be playing her love interest?
I did say this in another article; this is like between a frozen face and a cold face. This will be one "expressive" movie.
@wm2017 Carlos is a movie actor primarily but he’s definitely not a newbie, as he’s been acting for 12 years already (been in the industry for 15 years), albeit in mostly smaller roles. He hit it big in 2016 starring opposite Kara Hui in the award-winning movie Happiness (which was a really good movie by the way – highly recommend it!) – that’s what led TVB to approach him to participate in this series. Carlos has definitely been doing well in the series so far and hope he keeps the momentum going, as he has all the makings of becoming a future star – he’s good-looking and he can act as well as sing (he started in the industry after winning EEG’s singing contest)…he also has a good personality, gets along with his co-stars, and yes, he is definitely cute (lol)…definitely has a bright future if he plays his cards right…. As for the series itself – so far so good….not stellar of course but definitely watchable. I actually think Rosina is the weakest link in the series so far, though her performance isn’t bad, just pales in comparisons to everyone else, especially the veterans. One thing I found refreshing with the series is them incorporating other languages – like Elvina Kong speaking in Shanghainese when she’s at her mom and dad’s house and Rosina speaking Japanese with her dad (all authentic, no dubbing!) – with the world we live in today, a lot of households are diverse like that and people speak multiple languages at home so it’s good to see this series attempting to be realistic in that sense.
just finished the latest episode and had a great laugh. Carlos Chan is indeed a gem in this series. He is absolutely on point with his 1940s sort of antics, speech, fashion and the way he walked. I laughed very hard when he looked at his son and grandson especially that scene where he visited his son in prison with his daughter in law and grandson except in the other guy's eyes he is like a vulture waiting to replace the old man in the young woman's heart! Very funny. But the first few episodes was horrible. I hated David Chiang's character, very disgusted but now not warming to him yet but I get his difficulties. Still trying to see what's the connection with the rich woman. Frankly am annoyed with Rosina Lam who slips in and out of her J-mode so to speak. Yes admirable about the japanese but her acting is so put on, it was when she was relaxed that she was better. Her entire okasan otosan stuff makes me cringe especially when she clapsed her hand tightly and she really reminded me of hirosue ryoko. I get hirosue ryoko is her reference point. I also hated those shanghainese dialect scene. Especially one where there was a long scene and it was annoying.
@rainbow28 Very true, though technically Carlos has been in the industry for 15 years already and as an actor for 12 of those years, so definitely can’t be compared to the newbies at TVB currently who can’t act to save their lives. But yes, it IS refreshing to see Carlos on TVB again after a 10 year absence (his previous series with TVB – the only other one he filmed for them – was Dressage to Win from back in 2008)...and I agree that he is funny without meaning to be and so far, he’s been doing a great job with his role. The series itself so far isn’t stellar, but it’s definitely above TVB’s standards, plus the acting from the main cast is great – love the chemistry between Wayne and John Gor especially (btw, @jayne, his English name is actually John, not David – I remember in an interview a few years back, John Chiang had said that people always assumed his English name was David because of his Chinese name but his name is actually John…after awhile, he stopped responding to anyone who called him David because that’s not his name). I’ve watched the first 5 episodes and am interested enough to keep watching, though not to the point of “chasing” the series (haven’t watched this week’s episodes yet)….not sure if I’ll be able to hold on for 35 episodes though, especially when TVB series are known to drag on the longer they get…. Another thing I like is that producer Amy Wong is humble about the series’ “success” so far (29 points is high by today’s standards) and isn’t taking the arrogant, delusional approach that Lau Ka Ho did with HAG….makes me more willing to support her series…
another lucky woman who gets to married a 富二代.
Richard's father didn't allow Isabella into the Lee family because she is not well educated. This new girlfriend is 25 (young) and has a degree (educated)...her boyfriend is 50 years old...twice her age. Will there be a generation gap?
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@passingby I know, women have been doing whether asian showbiz or hollywood women, they have beenmarrying/attaching to dudes that's either old,fat, ugly, old enough to be their dads/grandfathers since forever. $$$ is always the best motivation for these women no matter which era/country they are.
@wm2017 A man rolling in dough will get all the honey even if he's on the wrong side of 50 and has the face of a bulldog LMAO. For these cheap gold diggers money is all they see and why not especially if he puts them up in a hk100 million apt and gives them a jet setting lifestyle.
@nori True, nice cast. I watch it because of the good acting. The grandfather, father and the middle-aged son are all into their characters with good acting. Much better than 翻出武林。Especially that Carlos Chan (陳家樂) who made me laugh unexpectedly although he didn't tried hard to be funny. It is fun to see a new fresh face who can act, unlike TVB's Miss HK.
@mangotango if it’s menstruating blood, it wouldn’t be a damning evidence. And if because of the money disputes and frame them, it’s very easy to proof. The simplest and most obvious answer is usually the right one, they are not innocent I’m sorry
@msxie0714 Mel Gibson? Well there was report of him throwing phone at the hotel staffs, his ex wife said he was abusive, etc etc. but that’s why he was axe from Hollywood lol
Nice cast. I look forward to new episode everyday.
@nori Me too..... I have always like Rosina Lam actually. I find her to be quite naturally pretty not sure if she's ever done any plastic surgery but I do like her. So far, series is pretty lighthearted funny. Never seem anything of the guy who came from 1945 but he seems cute and acts pretty natural as well. Seems like a newbie which I like as we see the same old faces over and over again too often from TVB. This is refreshing to me.
@bubbletea hehehe I am glad you think so. :D haha lol.... The classic beauty as they claimed who popped those kids out before marriage really Love?? She was what 19 at the time and in love w/this grandpa homely looking fish? Seriously, I find it laughable that love is even in the equation for these women.
@mindee to answer your question, yes. Another Michelle Reis in the making, no?
@wm2017 you are funny, lol. You sure got that right, he ain't no Richard Gere, lol. If he was not Li Ka Shing's son, these women would not have given him a second glance.
@bubbletea Plain jane? lol....haha I guess they think he's Richard Gere or something? If not for the money, why would women flock to him? They are all so young too esp that one that popped out 3 kids out of wedlock. Yes, they went for his face and heart I am sure. haha lol..........
@bubbletea Do you think Karmen is in it for the money?
First of all, let me say I am not lashing out at the translator of this article, like some readers do. The writer is only translating. What is wrong with Karmen Kwok's look. I find her rather attractive. Put lots of makeup on her and she will be stunning. Take the makeup off Isabella Leong and she is average. The problem in Asia is this, when a man dates a celebrity, and then dates a lesser known woman, she is no match for the more well known celebrity, because the silly people see the celebrity as above the other woman in every way. Still stuck in centuries past. I must add though, none of us have a pure heart. That would make us equal to God and we are not. Karmen probably have good qualities that Richard find adorable. We do have to ask though... Is this about love, and not a mnemonic an trying to maintain his youth by dating a woman half his age? Is Karmen in it for love or money? If not, when she gets enough out of Richard to live a comfortable life, for life, it will be Goodbye, Richie Richard. He in the meantime, will move on to an even younger 'plain Jane'.
@jayne Intriguing isn't it. We do not have all the facts so trying to piece the puzzles is a challenge. It seems Gavin told that he was forced to go into room according to rumours? My guess based on all these allegations and rumours... There were three of them. When assault started, Gavin stood by and did nothing or he went out of the room without doing anything or try to stop the assault. If WJ is a producer ie he funded the drama then I assume GG did not want to offend him. So he took the stand, 'see no evil do no evil". Culturally such attitudes is sadly prevalent among Asians. Not my problem attitude. If proven he was aware of the assault and not reported the incident, he would be implicated. If he had lie during interrogation, more trouble. Lill Chen is more likely to be broker. So the identity of the person who tries to bail Gavin is unknown. It does not make sense for GG's family to bail him through a broker. It is the responsibility of bailor to ensure GG does not run away. Hence the money itself is inadequate to convince them. It is not about the money.
So far, I like the series. Rosina Lam and Carlos Chan pairing is refeshing. Hopefully, TVB won’t disappoint audience this time.
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303. Zheng Shuang, Hu Yitian In Talks to Star in “The Journey of Flower” Spin-Off
304. Louis Koo, Teresa Mo Win Best Actor and Best Actress at 37th Hong Kong Film Awards
305. Untouched Photos of Celebrities Show Their Flaws
306. Untouched Photos of Celebrities Show Their Flaws
307. Carlos Chan Talks About Filming “Daddy Cool” and Girlfriend, Jennifer Yu
308. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
309. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
310. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
311. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
312. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
313. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
314. Zheng Shuang, Hu Yitian In Talks to Star in “The Journey of Flower” Spin-Off
315. Untouched Photos of Celebrities Show Their Flaws
316. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
317. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
318. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
319. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
320. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
321. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
322. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
323. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
324. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
325. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
326. Stefan Wong Places Family as Top Priority
327. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
328. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
329. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
330. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
331. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
332. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
333. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
334. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
335. Leehom Wang’s Wife is Pregnant; 3 Babies in 5 Years
336. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
337. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
338. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
339. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
340. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
341. Jet Li, Gong Li Add Star Power to Disney’s “Mulan”
342. Netizens Want Joe Ma in “Flying Tiger”
343. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
344. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
345. Leehom Wang’s Wife is Pregnant; 3 Babies in 5 Years
346. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
347. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
348. Stephen Wong’s Slow Road to Recognition
349. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
350. Jet Li, Gong Li Add Star Power to Disney’s “Mulan”
351. Stefan Wong Places Family as Top Priority
352. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
353. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
354. Flora Chan Realizes Her Acting Career is in Decline
355. Leehom Wang’s Wife is Pregnant; 3 Babies in 5 Years
356. Leehom Wang’s Wife is Pregnant; 3 Babies in 5 Years
357. Lynn Hung Will Be Giving Birth to Twin Girls
358. Materialistic Love: Karena Ng Was Born for High Society
359. Jet Li, Gong Li Add Star Power to Disney’s “Mulan”
360. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
361. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
362. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
363. Carlos Chan Talks About Filming “Daddy Cool” and Girlfriend, Jennifer Yu
364. Stefan Wong Places Family as Top Priority
365. Netizens Want Joe Ma in “Flying Tiger”
366. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
367. [Pictorial] Joe Chen Shows the Art of Tea
368. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
369. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
370. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
371. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
372. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
373. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
374. Netizens Want Joe Ma in “Flying Tiger”
375. [Pictorial] Joe Chen Shows the Art of Tea
376. Stefan Wong Places Family as Top Priority
377. Jet Li, Gong Li Add Star Power to Disney’s “Mulan”
378. [Pictorial] Joe Chen Shows the Art of Tea
379. Jet Li, Gong Li Add Star Power to Disney’s “Mulan”
380. Stephen Wong’s Slow Road to Recognition
381. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
382. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
383. Jet Li, Gong Li Add Star Power to Disney’s “Mulan”
384. Stephen Wong’s Slow Road to Recognition
385. [Pictorial] Joe Chen Shows the Art of Tea
386. Stephen Wong’s Slow Road to Recognition
387. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
388. Leehom Wang’s Wife is Pregnant; 3 Babies in 5 Years
389. Netizens Want Joe Ma in “Flying Tiger”
390. Stephen Wong’s Slow Road to Recognition
391. Stefan Wong Places Family as Top Priority
392. Netizens Want Joe Ma in “Flying Tiger”
393. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
394. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
395. “Daddy Cool” Scored High Ratings in Premiere Week
396. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
397. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
398. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
399. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
400. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
401. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
402. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
403. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
404. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
405. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
406. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
407. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
408. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
409. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
410. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
411. Leehom Wang’s Wife is Pregnant; 3 Babies in 5 Years
412. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
413. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
414. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
415. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
416. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
417. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
418. Wayne Lai Changing to Per-series Contract with TVB
419. Wayne Lai Changing to Per-series Contract with TVB
420. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
421. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
422. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
423. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
424. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
425. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
426. Gavin Gao Refused Bail; Evidence for Sexual Assault is Sufficient
427. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
428. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
429. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
430. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
431. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
432. “Flying Tiger” Surpasses 100 Million Views Within 1 Hour of Release
433. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
434. Fugitive Arrested at Jacky Cheung’s Concert: “I Shouldn’t Have Come”
435. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
436. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
437. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
438. Carlos Chan Talks About Filming “Daddy Cool” and Girlfriend, Jennifer Yu
439. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
440. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
441. Why Billionare Richard Li Loves “Plain Jane” Karmen Kwok
442. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
443. Leehom Wang’s Wife is Pregnant; 3 Babies in 5 Years
444. Carlos Chan Talks About Filming “Daddy Cool” and Girlfriend, Jennifer Yu
445. “Daddy Cool” Scored High Ratings in Premiere Week
446. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
447. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
448. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
449. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
450. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
451. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
452. Leehom Wang’s Wife is Pregnant; 3 Babies in 5 Years
453. “Daddy Cool” Scored High Ratings in Premiere Week
454. Wayne Lai Changing to Per-series Contract with TVB
455. How Gillian Chung Successfully Lost 19 Pounds
456. Leehom Wang Complains Wife Prefers Cell Phone Over Him
457. 50-Year-old Michael Tse Announces He Will Be a Father Again
458. Jason Chan, Sarah Song Post Baby Vlog
459. Leehom Wang’s Wife is Pregnant; 3 Babies in 5 Years
460. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
461. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
462. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
463. Jimmy Lin Talks About Fans Attacking Wife, Kelly Chen
464. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
465. Why Billionare Richard Li Loves “Plain Jane” Karmen Kwok
466. Carlos Chan Talks About Filming “Daddy Cool” and Girlfriend, Jennifer Yu
467. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
468. Why Billionare Richard Li Loves “Plain Jane” Karmen Kwok
469. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
470. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
471. Wayne Lai Changing to Per-series Contract with TVB
472. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
473. Gavin Gao Refused Bail; Evidence for Sexual Assault is Sufficient
474. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
475. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
476. Wayne Lai Changing to Per-series Contract with TVB
477. Gavin Gao Refused Bail; Evidence for Sexual Assault is Sufficient
478. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
479. Donnie Yen Confirms Starring in Disney’s “Mulan”
480. Wayne Lai Changing to Per-series Contract with TVB
481. “Daddy Cool” Scored High Ratings in Premiere Week
482. “Daddy Cool” Scored High Ratings in Premiere Week
483. Christine Kuo Meets with Wedding Vendor
484. Why Billionare Richard Li Loves “Plain Jane” Karmen Kwok
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487. Why Billionare Richard Li Loves “Plain Jane” Karmen Kwok
488. “Daddy Cool” Scored High Ratings in Premiere Week
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492. Wayne Lai Changing to Per-series Contract with TVB
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495. Why Billionare Richard Li Loves “Plain Jane” Karmen Kwok
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500. Wayne Lai Changing to Per-series Contract with TVB