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Is Raymond Lam Retiring?

By on December 31st, 2012 | Chinese Entertainment, Hong Kong Entertainment

Yesterday Raymond Lam, girl group Girls Kingdom and Super Girls attended a New Year Eve countdown event. It was rumored Raymond is planning to retire from the industry? Raymond frankly expressed he did mention in an exclusive interview that one day he will have to go back to help his father with the family business because he’s the eldest son in the family and have to take up this responsibility. However, he said: “I still have a lot of jobs on hand, so this won’t happen in the near future.”

He believes the media is trying to tie the two matters together because he lost the TV King award, he said: “Of course it would be great to get the award, but I won’t feel discouraged because of that. (It was rumored you wanted to take JSG’s male singer award?) The reports are quite original, I have never really had aspirations for awards.” Earlier he was spotted at a nightclub and had a girl with her hair dyed blond approach him? He expressed that night he was just having a meeting about his concert with his colleagues and music team. As for the blond-hair girl? Raymond said: “Perhaps she’s a friend of a friend, I don’t know her at all. I didn’t even greet her. Often writing stories like this, makes me unhappy because it makes everyone worry about me.”

Also, it was said Raymond turned down new costume series Food for Slave? Raymond clarified: “TVB hasn’t completely confirmed the series yet, nor have they made arrangements for me to be part of it. I haven’t received any notice yet, but won’t know until the final moment. (Unwilling to shave your head?) I have do to promotions and must have an explanation for the clients.” When asked if he’s worried TVB might switch over and start promoting Kenneth Ma more? He said: “TVB promotes everyone, there are so many series in a year, there is no reason to use the same few people for every series.”

Moses Chan attended another event and when asked about Raymond’s rumored retirement? He laughed: “Huh! Retiring? He said it before, but then what about his fans? (Take on his fans?) I cannot handle it. (Rumored he turned down a series?) Actually he is very active in this industry, hope he doesn’t have the intention to retire so quickly. He still has many opportunities, must cherish them. (Because he lost TV King?) Actually, its not that big of a deal. Didn’t get it this year, then try again next year, got to be more open.” Nancy Sit told Raymond not to retire, she praised he’s handsome, can sing and dance. He’ll get TV King later too.


Teaser poster of ‘IRIS 2′ revealed

By on December 28th, 2012 | Korean Dramas

Iris 2


′My Sassy Girl′ to be made into TV drama?

By on December 24th, 2012 | Korean Dramas, Korean Movies

My Sassy Girl

Eleven years after My Sassy Girl first hit theaters and went on to be a major box office hit, a television drama remake has now been green-lit.

Television drama production agency RamongRaein is pursuing a TV drama remake of the popular romantic comedy movie.

The agency had originally begun taking scripts early this year but was unable to settle on a script and writer until recently. It has since, settled on a potential script and is now targeting a premiere of the drama sometime in the latter half of 2013.

A source close to the production shared the agency is planning a 16-episode run and casting had yet to begun.

The original movie catapulted its main stars, Jun Ji Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun, to nationwide stardom. As such, many are wondering who will fill their big shoes and whether they will be able to find the same level of success as the original stars.


Linda Chung’s good girl image a problem for sponsors

By on December 21st, 2012 | Hong Kong Entertainment, Taiwanese Entertainment

Linda Chung‘s refusal to stay late and mingle with businessmen have caused her a little problem in Macau.

According to Popular Asians, the actress was recently filming in Macau for the new TVB drama, “Big Wheel”. Reportedly, several rich businessmen were attracted to the actress and invited her to have dinner, an offer that good girl Linda refused.

Her negative response however, allegedly upset the crew and other cast members, who complained, “She is so righteous, and her refusal of the dinner dates upset the sponsors. She made it very difficult for us to handle the situation.”

However, the situation was saved by Linda’s co-stars, Ruco Chan, Edwin Siu, Louis Yuen, and Kristal Tin, who had no problems mingling with these businessmen in order to establish a good relationship with the sponsors.

It was reported that after the incident, the others started to treat Linda coldly, causing the actress to avoid spending the night at Macau and returned to her home to Hong Kong in-between filming.


Yoon Shi Yoon caught looking at Park Shin Hye’s chest

By on December 20th, 2012 | Korean Entertainment

The image says it all.


Kim Hee Sun denies plastic surgery rumors

By on December 20th, 2012 | Korean Entertainment

Kim Hee Sun explained about her plastic surgery rumor.

On 17th, Kim Hee Sun appeared on SBS ‘Healing Camp’, and she explained about her plastic surgery rumor.

Kim Hee Sun was asked, “Did you really not touch your face at all? I think you’ve got a nose job,” and she replied, “I didn’t take a single plastic surgery.”

She continued, “It actually feels great to hear words like that. I means I got that much prettier. Should I push my nose up for you?”

Kim Hee Sun also said to Han Hye Jin, “I’m sure you didn’t get any surgery. People who did not take it recognize each other.”

She also said, “My jaws are a bit angled, and that’s why I always have my bang. I’m too afraid to take a surgery, and back in 1990s, I thought plastic surgery was something that nobody should do.”


Lee Byung-heon wins ‘Star of the Year’ award at CineAsia

By on December 18th, 2012 | Korean Entertainment, Korean Movies

Lee Byung Hun Wins Star of the Year

Lee Byung-heon received ‘Star of the Year’ at CineAsia.

On 13th (local time), CineAsia 2012 Award took place in Hong Kong, and Lee Byung-heon won ‘Star of the Year’ award.

It’s first time for a Korean actor to win the award after Rain won it in 2007 with Tang Wei.

Director John Chu of ‘G.I.Joe 2′, who got up on the stage to distribute the award, said, “Lee Byung-heon showed an amazing acting. The Storm Shadow character could turn out so successful all thanks to his amazing job.”

He continued, “He has depth in him, and no matter which character he casts as, it is clearly visible. He is the best actor of our time. Thanks to Lee Byung-heon, many people’s perception to global movie market were changed, and he pioneered a new path for many movies.”

He also highly complimented Lee Byung-heon’s sophisticated expression, and producer Di Boraventura said through a video message, “I’m very glad that Lee Byung-heon, who is the hottest Asian star, casted in ‘G.I.Joe’, and I’d like to express my sincerest congratulations. Expectations on him are very large in Hollywood, and he’s got a huge potential. He made a significant contribution to our movie, and he showed some amazing acting.”

Lee Byung-heon, who won ‘Star of the Year’ award, mentioned about the pressure and loneliness that he had to fight through, and talked about his future plan.

He said, “I’ve always been trying to challenge new things, but sometime, I feel very pressured, scared, and lonely. It feels like I’m swimming in ocean alone, not knowing where I’m heading to. However, this award will become a huge energizer to me.”


Is Kim Hee Sun dumb?

By on December 18th, 2012 | Korean Entertainment

Kim Hee Sun reveals her IQ

On December 17th, Kim Hee Sun appeared on SBS’s “Healing Camp”.

During the broadcast, MCs said, “There’s a rumor that you have a pretty face, but not so smart brain.” Then, Kim Hee Sun said, “What’s wrong being not so smart? If I was stupid, I wouldn’t be here.”

She continued, “Would you prefer a smart, thorough, and shape girl, or a girl who’s a bit less smart, but cute?”

Then, MC Han Hye Jin said, “If you are not smart, you won’t be able to memorize the scripts. Someone I know gave up on acting because she couldn’t memorize the scripts.”

Kim Hee Sun also said, “I had IQ test when I was in school, and my IQ was 138. I heard Kim Hye Soo’s IQ is even higher than mine.”

So, there’s your answer. She’s pretty and has a brain!


Yao Xintong wears revealing dress

By on December 18th, 2012 | Chinese Entertainment, Hong Kong Entertainment

No stranger for dressing daringly, Chinese actress Yao Xintong pulls it off once again during her recent visit to Malaysia.

The 29-year-old starlet was in Pavilion Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur with co-stars Jackie Chan and Zhang Lanxin for a bunch of “CZ12″ promotional events, but managed to get the most attention with her low dipped sleeveless dress which ended up baring plenty of cleavage.

Recently the actress also took to the fashion limelight for her choice of grab during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Also there to promote “CZ12″ with Jackie Chan and Zhang Lanxin, the actress had dressed in a see-through white dress that resorted to being noticeably sheer thanks to the constant flashing camera lights on the red carpet.

Some Netizens claim that the actress is merely seizing up attention; however some defend her choices to be attributed to her bold sense of fashion.


Linda Chung doesn’t mind showing off her body

By on December 17th, 2012 | Hong Kong Entertainment

Linda Chung, Lin Xiawei and Jason Chan appeared at a shopping mall to promote for TVB new series Missing You. Recently a behind-the-scenes photo of Linda while she was shooting a commercial circulated online. In the photo, she was seen in a short tank top, revealing her career line. Netizens were surprised to see the conservative goddess turn into someone with such excellent body figure. Linda laughed: “I don’t mind looking sexy. If there are clients that want me to dress sexily to shoot a commercial, I don’t mind. As my mother says, when there is something to show while you’re young, why not show it?” She said sexiness is about the feelings, as long as its healthy and no exposure. “Sexy happy price would be good, I don’t want to frighten the clients.” A recent report publicized TVB artists’ salaries? Linda said: “The report said my income dropped, that is wrong. This year I earned a lot more than previous years. Actually my income increased, it has never dropped. I don’t want clients to misunderstand.”

When speaking of the TV Queen battle, Linda is feeling normal about it, she said: “As Wayne Lai said, asking voters for support does not necessarily mean people will vote for you. I’m already happy to be nominated. I saw I had good results on other website polls and gained a lot of love from audience and that is already comforting to me.”

Lin Xiawei said she voted for her cousin Raymond Lam for TV King, “I watched his Highs and Lows. His role was very different from his previous roles. TV Queen, I voted for Kate Tsui because her drug queen role was a challenge.”