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Hana Yori Dango remake updates

By on November 24th, 2008 | Chinese Entertainment, Korean Entertainment

boys over flowers korean remake

boys over flowers korean remake

As if the Korean remake is not enough, Hunan TV reported that they will possibly remake Japanese manga adapation of “Hana Yori Dango”.  Casting and plot is not yet confirmed for the Chinese version. This is following the success of Taiwanese drama “Meteor Garden” which rocketed boy-band F4 to fame and Japan’s own version “Hana Yori Dango”.

The Korean 2008 remake is also confirmed to star Lee Min Ho and SS501’s Hyun Jung and titled “Boys over Flowers” (which is what Hana Yori Dango translates into). Main cast for Korean remake includes:

Lee Min Ho – Jun Pyo Ko (Tsukasa Domyoji)
Kim Hyun Jung – Ji Ho Yun (Rui Hanazawa)
Kim Beom – Lee Jung So (Sojiroh Nishikado)
Kim Jun – Woo Bin Song (Akira Mimasaka)
Koo Hye Sun – Geum Jan Di (Tsukushi Matsumoto)


Michelle Reis and Hui Chun Hung married

By on November 24th, 2008 | Hong Kong Entertainment

Michelle Reis marries Julian Hui

Michelle Reis marries Julian Hui

TVB 1988 pageant winner Michelle Reis, now 38, ties the knot with tycoon boyfriend of two years, Julian Hui Chun Hung, on November 23, 2008. The wedding took place in swanky HK$700 million dollar residence Hung Hung in Shek O, Hong Kong and was swamped with reporters. Congratulations to the new couple!

Image from Apple Daily.


TVB 41st anniversary awards results

By on November 24th, 2008 | TVB

The results are in for TVB’s 41st anniversary awards.  Ha Yu finally won the coveted Best Actor Award after 40 years in the industry while Michelle Mai Shuet took home the Best Actress Award.  Both won for their roles in Best Drama of 2008 “Moonlight Resonance” aka Heart of Greed II.  Wayne Lai also won Best Supporting Actor – it seems that TVB is finally giving some of its actors and actresses due notice.  Special guest presenters included Anthony Wong, Karena Lam, Athena Chu, Franics Ng, Adam Cheng, and Bak Biu.

The full list of TVB’s 15 awards:

Most Fashionable Artiste 時尚魅力大獎
Myolie Wu (胡杏兒)

Most Improved Male 飛躍進步男藝員
Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍)

Most Improved Female 飛躍進步女藝員
Nancy Wu (胡定欣) Most Popular Artist tvb.com人氣大獎
Raymond Lam (林峯)

Best Presenter 最佳節目主持
Susie Wong (蘇施黃)

Best Variety Show 最佳綜藝資訊節目
The Story of a Million People <了解‧關懷一百萬人的故事>

Most Enjoyable Value Program 最具欣賞價值大獎
The Art of Cantonese Opera <合晒合尺>

Favourite Male Character 我最喜愛的電視男角色
“Gam Wing-Ho” (”甘永好”) in Moonlight Resonance played by Raymond Lam (林峯)

Favourite Female Character 我最喜愛的電視女角色
“Chung Siu-Hor” (”鍾笑荷”) in Moonlight Resonance played by Louise Lee (李司棋)

Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角
Wayne Lai (黎耀祥)

Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角
Tavia Yeung (楊怡)

Best Drama 最佳劇集
Moonlight Resonance <溏心風暴之家好月圓>

Best Actress 最佳女主角
Michelle Yim Mai Shuet (米雪)

Best Actor 最佳男主角
Ha Yu 夏雨

Lifetime Achievement Award 萬千光輝演藝大獎
Paul Chun (秦沛)