Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Gao Yuan Yuan
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/
Aaron Kwok and Eason Chan publicly confesses love
Aaron Kwok, Eason Chan, Angelababy, Lunmei Kwai and Boran Jing attended a nationwide press conference in Beijing yesterday for new film Love In Space. This time, only the newly wed lead actress, Rene Liu, was absent.
At the event, the MC asked Aaron if he felt lonely without his on-screen girlfriend? Eason immediately leaned on Aaron's shoulder in a heartwarming way. Aaron said if you fall in love with someone, you must be courageous and express the love. Towards this, Eason quickly said to Aaron filled with feelings: "I love you!" Aaron responded: "I love you to death!" A very funny scene that got everyone laughing.
As for the recent hot topic of the pre-martial property registration regulation, Eason expressed he does not agree because he feels it's like a business deal. Aaron laughed and said he has no experience in this area. Eason said: "No problem, I will slowly explain it to you."
I thought i post this video up as well since we cant get enough of Daniel Henney.
Do you think he was surprised?
Check out the video summary of Daniel Henney's fan meeting in Seoul.
Only You – <只有您>
Number of Episodes: 30
Louise Lee as Chong Sze Tim
Yoyo Mung as Mak Yak Man (Mandy)
Kevin Cheng as Ha Tin Sang (Summer)
Evergreen Mak as Chong Sze Chai
Krystal Tin as Szeto Fei Fei (Phoebe)
Joel Chan as Ashley
Summary (May contain spoilers. Read at your own risk!!)
The series is mainly based on weddings and there are different storylines. Mandy (Yoyo Mung)’s brother was getting married. The wedding was organised by Tim Jeh (Louise Lee) who was very experienced in organising traditional weddings. She worked in “Only You” owned by her brother Chai (Evergreen Mak) and his wife Phoebe (Kristal Tin). Due to the success of Mandy’s brother’s wedding, Mandy decides that she would like to be a wedding planner and starts her own business. However, her business was failing. Phoebe was looking for staff and she hires Mandy due to her talking skills. However, Tim Jeh did not have a good impression of Mandy and disliked her.
Summer (Kevin Cheng), was a photographer at “Only You.” He did not get along with Mandy and the two are always bickering. Tim Jeh starts to get on with Mandy knowing that she is hard working.
Mandy meets up with some old school friends and discovered that they are all married to rich men. She felt that she should also find a partner and Tim Jeh arranges some match making. When Mandy was invited to be a bridesmaid, she met Ashley (Joel Chan) who was wealthy and good looking. Mandy believed that Ashley has a crush on her. It turned out that Ashley was actually a bisexual and had used Mandy to keep his father happy. Mandy was really upset.
Mandy soon develops feelings for Summer but his ex-girlfriend returns and the two were dating again. It turns out that Summer’s girlfriend already had a boyfriend back at home and left him once again.
Tim Jeh’s daughter Ching (Natalie Tong) has decided to get married and was returning to Hong Kong. However, the two do not get along since Ching finds her mother annoying and believes that she forced her father to leave the family. However, she discovered that her father left the family because he had met another woman. She felt very ashamed and upset on her wedding day and apologised to her mother.
Meanwhile, Summer and Mandy begin to develop feelings for each other and start dating. “Only You” is becoming a very successful business, and Mandy suggests that they open another chain called “Only Me and You” along with King (Chris Lai) and Erica (Elaine Yiu). Mandy took the money that Summer gave her and invested in the new business. King and Elaine were going to get married but Elaine was really fussy over the wedding and keep altering her dress.
Ching learns that her father did not have an affair and leave the family for another woman. Instead, he just did not get along with her mother. She tries to convince her Tim Jeh to divorce her father but she refuses and was very angry with Ching. However, Tim Jeh realises that she must let go and agrees to divorce Ching’s father.
Summer decides to go travelling and does not want to focus on the new business. However, Mandy wants a more stable lifestyle and does not want to go travelling and leave the new business. The two begin to have problems and were arguing over their differences. King and Erica were taking photos for their wedding. On the day, a drugged driver was driving dangerously and killed King and Elaine. Everyone at “Only You” were really upset, but they agreed that they would organise a big wedding for the couple.
Summer and Mandy realise that if they love each other, they should be willing to sacrifice for each other. They agreed that they will start the business and once it is steady, they would go travelling together.
The series ends with Tim Jeh bumping into an old friend and they go shopping for wine.
Characters and Comments:
I quite like the cast of Only You and I think that the right actors and actresses were chosen. I was not really a Yoyo Mung fan before this series but I really liked her here. I did not realise that Yoyo could play such a funny character. I always got the impression that she plays dull and boring characters. This character was bad mouthed but was extremely funny. Just like a typical Hong Kong person. The chemistry with Kevin Cheng was definitely present. I quite like Kevin here too. A normal guy who likes photography and wants a simple life.
Another character I really liked was Phoebe played by Crystal Tim. I thought she did a great job in this series and had so much chemistry with Evergreen Mak. She did play the typical character of shop owner and making her business come first.
Louise Lee again did such a great job. The scene where Natalie and Louise were crying on her wedding day was truly touching, when Natalie realises that her mother just wanted the best for her.
I thought that the cutest couple in this series was Elaine Yiu and Chris Lai. They were so compatible together and looked really good together. It was such a shame that they were killed off. Ruco Chan and Macy Chan were also a very cute couple. They looked really good next to each other. And finally Eddie Li and Leanne Li looked very good together, probably because of the height factor. They were another cute couple to watch.
This series had so many storylines and they were all different genres. The storyline I enjoyed the most is the wealthy family’s wedding with Susan Tse. That storyline was really good and I really enjoyed it. The episodes about the Indian family were also very interesting too. It’s very different from other storylines and shows a traditional Indian wedding rather than a Chinese one.
This series has so many different storylines and the themes of each storyline are very wide and varied. There are different types of weddings and many couples paired up in this series. The cast is so big too. I really enjoyed the different storylines and some of them were just great to watch. Overall, this was a pretty good series. The ending was very dramatic and unpredictable with the death of King and Erica. That was totally unexpected and was very sad indeed. However, this series is definitely different in that it makes you laugh, cry, angry and happy. Some of the storylines were not as good as others but due to the diversity of the storylines, there will be one that would suit you.
Yesterday it was a big day for Hong Kong actor/singer, Nicholas Tse, since it was the official public opening of his post production company “P.O Cha Ting” which, according to Wong Jing‘s previous comments, is a very successful company. Wong Jing had previously mentioned during an interview “Post-production work for virtually all the advertisements and films in Hong Kong are done by Tse’s company. Very few people outside the industry know this but every industry player knows it well.”
During the event, Nicholas Tse gave his CEO speech regarding the company’s matters, and naturally was also asked about the rumours of him leaving EEG. Nicholas laughed and immediately responded “Last week I signed it (the new contract) already.” The reporters went on to ask him whether he is going to set up his own music company, to which Nicholas answered “I can’t do management, I am very afraid to fall out with someone. I can tell you now that, by 99%, I am not interested in that. Also, EEG treats me well.” According to media, Nicholas signed an eight-year contract for the price of $300 million (HKD).
When asked about the latest car accident Cecilia was involved into, Nicholas calmly responded: “Her personality is such that she will worry about other people’s feelings first, so she’s really worried about that elderly man. She will help him to pay medical fees.”
After the opening event of “P.O Cha Ting”, Nicholas’ younger sister Jennifer Tse, wrote supporting messages for her brother on her Sina Blog, ” It was the grand opening of his post production company, P.O., where I witnessed him make his CEO speech… it was so motivational. Just to see all his hard work pay off and knowing how much he put into it, his heart and soul… So proud of him, my big bro all grown up…. Just heard my brother make the speech of a lifetime… so inspiring… it’s no wonder P.O. has such a solid and united team spirit. I’m so proud of you Nic! It was an incredibly humbling experience watching you this afternoon. Add oil, I’ll always be there for you, always…. You’re all so sweet for loving Nic so much! Honestly though, and not just because I’m his sister, I must say, he is wonderful. He’s grown to be such a good man. I’m so, so proud. Thank you everyone for all the support you’ve given him, ALL these years. ROCK ON NIC!” Jennifer also uploaded a picture of her and Nicholas at the event, ”And finally, the successful and accomplished man he is today. Look at him all smart in his suit.”
With her TVB management contract expiring this March, Charmaine Sheh Si Man allegedly decided to sign a contract with a new mainland company valued at over $10 million (HKD). Not wanting to severe all ties with TVB, Charmaine decided to sign a per-series contract with TVB for three years.
An inside source revealed, “The new company managed to secure three grand-production television series for Charmaine to star in. After filming the television version of If You Are the One <非誠勿擾>, Charmaine will have the opportunity to film with mainland television Best Actor, Sun Honglei in ancient drama, Cao Cao <曹操>. Her third project will be Famous Model <名模>. Charmaine will receive $150,000 (Yuan) per episode, which was equivalent to the salary of mainland’s top actresses and higher than Ada Choi Siu Fun and Sheren Tang Shui Man’s filming fees. Charmaine was guaranteed to earn $5 million (HKD) per series. In addition, the new company will launch Charmaine’s career in the mainland film industry. With these contract terms, why wouldn’t she be interested?”
In addition to increasing her wealth by filming in China , Charmaine profited $8 million (HKD) from the sale of her old 1,200 square feet fengshui home in North Point. Perhaps Charmaine was more in a rush to buy than sell a home. Earlier in the year, she purchased a $18.5 million (HKD) 1,600 square feet home at Dynasty Heights in Beacon Hill .
Giving Face to TVB
Since many actors and actresses with a wide audience following were leaving TVB, the company was eager to have Charmaine remain. “TVB was very generous towards Charmaine and offered good contract renewal terms. However, the mainland production company made an even better offer. If she let go of this opportunity, Charmaine was concerned that it will not come again. In the end, Charmaine decided not to renew her management contract with TVB,” a source close to Charmaine revealed.
An inside source at TVB described Charmaine’s new per-series contract terms, “Each year, Charmaine will film thirty episodes for TVB. If the episode quota can not be met within a year, then the contract will be automatically extended. TVB wanted to hold on to Charmaine and not let her work for another television studio!”
According to market sources, I-Cable will be awarded a free television license by the Broadcasting Authority. Since I-Cable produces the majority of its own programs, it will present a challenge to TVB, who also produces its own programs. TVB’s former monopolization of the Hong Kong television market may be challenged. Losing many of its leading actors and actresses, TVB was very determined to retain Charmaine.
Charmaine Sheh Purchased $18.5 Million New Home
Turning from TVB Best Actress to mainland leading lady, Charmaine’s wealth increased immensely. At the end of last year, Charmaine sold her fengshui home in North Point for $13.68 million (HKD), profiting $8.86 million (HKD) from the sale! Charmaine bought the house in 2003, during the SARs outbreak at a price of $5 million (HKD).
Despite the quieter real estate market recently, Charmaine was not afraid to purchase property. She bought a new 1,600 square foot apartment at Dynasty Heights for $18.5 million (HKD). At the end of January, Charmaine signed a provisional purchase agreement. Although the surroundings at the new home did not compare with Charmaine’s former North Point location, she preferred privacy of the mountainous surroundings at Dynasty Heights .
Located in Beacon Hill in Kowloon Tong, the Dynasty Heights residential complex included 22 buildings, which were grouped into the Tropicana, Skylodge, and Dynasty Heights Villas residences. The size of the apartments ranged from 816 to 1,564 square feet in size. The Dynasty Heights Villas were located at the rear position on the highest terrain with terraces and some units overlooking sea views. The estate grounds also included a 200,000 square feet clubhouse, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, golf courses, and wine cellars.
Beacon Hill is a luxury residential area in Kowloon Tong area. Dynasty Heights was located closer to the hillside and offered a high degree of privacy, hence welcomed by celebrities. In 2008, Fiona Sit Hiu Kei purchased a connected unit for $11.3 million (HKD).
Excerpt from Next Magazine # 1099
Additional images from www.centadata.com
Translated by jayne @ jaynestars
Currently enlisted actor Jo In-sung (Frozen Flower) is wasting no time; though he won’t be released from service for another month, already he’s scoping out dramas and movies, and has settled on a film as his comeback project. He’ll take the lead in Fist Fighting (the title, kwonbup, refers to martial arts techniques using bare fists), which is directed by Park Kwang-hyun of the satirically funny commercial and critical hit Welcome to Dongmakgol.
This 10 billion won project takes on a sci-fi fantasy bent, set against a “city of the future.” In it, Jo plays a high school senior who taps into super-strength whenever he witnesses injustice, and has to save the village that’s home to the girl he falls in love with. Huh. I’m not so sure how I feel about the almost-30-year-old Jo playing a high schooler, even if he does look younger than his age. Maybe the genre aspect will take care of the potential weirdness? Also: It’s not clear what about the movie makes it futuristic or fantastical, so we’ll have to wait for more info on that.
He is also reportedly considering a couple drama projects: There’s Four Seasons, which comes from respected melo scripwriter Lee Kyung-hee (Thank You, Will It Snow For Christmas), as well as a drama based on Japanese manga Ice Blade (Jiraishin).
Jo, who began his military service in April 2009, will be discharged on May 4. Fans, get your welcomin’ arms in the ready position!
Via Asiae and dramabeans
Director Song Il-gon’s newest flick about love started filming last month.
“Only You“, a tale about a girl going blind and a tough boxer, started filming in Seoul recently. So Ji-sub, who portrays a parking lot attendant/water delivery man dreams of becoming the best boxer,while Han Hyo-joo, whose character is our determined and strong blind girl, were seen acting out the very first scenes from Korean’s possible new hit. The 2011 fall or winter release is sure to break noses and hearts when it punches its way into theaters. The actors’ attire give us a glimpse into their characters’ lives.
Ji-sub is an average guy,but does Hyo-joo come from an affluent family? Will their love survive their personal struggles?
The sky is the limit in “Only You”.
Via : popseoul
Yesterday Michelle Ye arrived in Beijing to attend a promotional event for her new film. When she was on stage, she suddenly collapsed to the ground. The people that stood next to her quickly helped her go backstage. White lips were seen on Michelle, after resting a bit, she felt better and said the reason was because of extreme fatigue.
In Beijing yesterday, Michelle attended the poster announcement ceremony for her new film. On stage, a sudden crashing sound was heard as Michelle falls to the ground. The other artists surrounded her to help her up. Liu Ye and Xuan Huang picked her up and brought her backstage. At the time, Michelle was still conscious, she opened her eyes, shook her head and waved her hands, but her lips were white. Her whole body lacked strength and was unable to remain standing.
It was understood that Michelle is currently on a diet to lose weight. That day she did not have lunch and because of low blood sugar levels, she collapsed. Her manager said she was rushing in Hong Kong to shoot a film and overworked herself. She is currently doing fine.
After some time to rest, Michelle accepted a phone interview, she said: "I already went to see the doctor. He said I'm excessively fatigue, and need to take a good rest. Because in the last year I filmed 10 movies and series. Also, I have been actively promoting for Hi, Fidelity." Known as the 'steal soul', Michelle joked she faints when she's relaxed: "When shooting Mainland series Steal Soul, I am often out in the sun, rain or snow and I'm still fine, so the crew called me the steal soul. Unexpectedly once I relax a bit, I faint."
and it is more than just a fan.
“The Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” actress played narrator in the trailer for her upcoming Hollywood flick. Ji-hyun, who took english classes in the USA between her acting gigs, had her voiceover featured at the very beginning of the movie’s trailer. Click here to listen to her English in Training. She is the very first South Korean celebrity to be featured as a narrator for a Hollywood film.
In spite of her broken American diction(American accents in general vary across the USA), the actress has to be commended to being the first in two categories. She is the first narrator, and “Vogue” girl to represent Korea in the United States! Vogue has announced that Ji-hyun will be shown alongside “Snow Flower” actress Li Bingbing in the July issue. Famous photographer Annie Leibovitz took photos of the two ladies in New York on March 16th. They modeled traditional clothing,as well as, modern attire.
This summer fan boys can head on over to the States to get a glimpse of their favorite actress and uncover all her secrets.
“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” will cool down theatres on July 15th.
Source: Sports Chosun (The Chosun Ilbo)
Since Bernice Liu Bik Yee left Moses Chan Ho for the wealthy Alastair Lam, 39-year-old Moses’ feelings were deeply hurt. In the last few months, Moses appeared tired and haggard. His recent liveliness was attributed to a rumored two-month romance with TVB colleague, Aimee Chan Yan Mei! Last week, Moses allegedly spent one night at Aimee’s house and was photographed by the paparazzi leaving her apartment building the next morning!
Moses Frequently Takes Taxi to Aimee’s Home
Since Tavia Yeung's portrayal of the evil Yiu Kam Ling in Beyond the Realm of Conscience, she quickly made it up top. Soon after, she breaks into the Mainland market like a tiger seeking intently. At last she was given an opportunity over the Lunar New Year to shoot her first Mainland drama Hengdian for two months. Although she sacrificed her own long holiday break in exchange fot 7 figures of Chinese Yuan, believe it is all absolutely worth it!
China is the 'golden land' for TV series, many artists are heading over to make money, but Tavia was in the industry for over 10 years before she got to shoot her first Mainland drama Harlem. Tavia smiled: "In fact, for so many years there has always been people asking me to shoot series in Mainland, but my scheduled didn't match. It was only until this year I had the opportunity because I have 3 TVB series in stock, so I can rest my mind and go earn the extra income. Although the schedule clashed right with Lunar New Year, it's okay." Of course it's okay! It was said that this time she earned 7 figures of extra income, definitely a fat year for her. Asked how she will reward herself? She laughed: "I actually got a new car several months ago, I'll treat that as my reward." She claims that she's not good at managing her finances, so her mother is naturally her finance minister. As for herself, the next goal is of course become a homeowner.
Two years ago, Tavia won double from her performance in Beyond and her Mainland series this time is also of the same genre , about palace scheming. Tavia could not deny, since Heart of Greed and Moonlight Resonance released, her income definitely shot up. Tavia happily said: "Although before I had an evil role, it is in fact normal to ask me to do this role, a healthy image." This is also thanks to her many years of hard work and efforts!
Currently Tavia has 3 TVB series waiting to broadcast, this year her tendency is considerably sharp because she still has 3-4 series to shoot later in the near future. As she always has been an artist TVB promoted, she laughed loudly: "Nowadays we aren't competing for quantity, having the most does not necessarily mean you will win. I feel that picking the right script and role is the most important." She said directly not long after her entry into the industry, she was part of the group called "9 men & Wome" being heavily promoted by TVB which included Raymond Lam, Michelle Ye and Bosco Wong. "In reality, since then, there was no 'heavily promoted' in my dictioanry. Even after 10, 20 more years, I could still be heavily promoted. If I personally did not put any effort or hard work, that heavy promotion or now won't have any relation!"
Tavia started her acting career in the TVB Acting class, she appears to be the silent worker type, little news, she's like a bull plowing the field herself. "You have to know this industry is if your hand stops, your mouth stops. Having jobs is always better than having no jobs, so I know that I'm happy when I have lots of jobs." With a tight schedule, it is difficult to avoid working through the night, but fortunately there is Mother Yeung's loving soup, well worth the hard work.
Regarding TVB big sister Charmaine Sheh leaving TVB, is she a competitor to Tavia? She instantly cried loudly: "I completely do not think of her as a competitor or opponent. Filming a series is the efforts of the whole crew, not an individual comparison. The person involved (Charmaine) hasn't confirmed yet, so I have no comment. Ha, but I never thought of leaving TVB."
The baby photo is here!
Raymond Wong welcomed a baby son earlier this week and he named the new born Kayden. He disclosed he was in the delivery room with wife that day and it was a very memorable moment.
"I almost cried along with her," he said. "My wife was had a c-section for me. Really is unforgettable."
The new dad expressed the new life motivates him to have new goals and earn more money. Although he is quite prepared for the baby, but he has been busy these days.
"I haven't slept for two days!"
Translated by: Kay's Entertainment
TVB has many popular stars working for them, although they are known as the local leader in the TV industry, their salaries for shooting series are low. Their artists are forced to jump over to Mainland for high pay. Facing the departure of several Siu Sang and FaDans, TVB of course does not dare to neglect them. In charge of the Artistes Department, TVB executive Virgina Lok is dying to plan the next steps to replace Charmaine Sheh's big sister position. Preliminary observations, Virgina implies the four big beauties: Kate Tsui, Fala Chen, Myolie Wu and Linda Chung. All four of them are developing in the three areas (music, film and TV). Virgina hopes to they can become superior in the upcoming year.
However, Virgina likes Myolie Wu because she mentioned that she supported Myolie's 2006 To Grow With Love performance. Back then, Myolie lost 40 pounds in 2 months, her willpower won Virgina's support. Although Myolie was the target for Netizens' criticisms, saying that she had a 'depressed look' ('gwing'), but Virgina supports her to the end: "It's okay, people must have setbacks before success. Myolie is an actress that puts in a lot of effort, she can do it!"
Outstanding dancer, singer and actress, there is a great possibility that Kate Tsui will be the female version of Raymond Lam. However Virgina said: "Kate is good, but she is liked for films. On contrast, Fala Chen is in the house, she suits TV more!" In fact, Fala have already been heavily promoted by TVB last year, and depending on No Regrets she won the Best Supporting Actress Award. This year, she stars in several series and she got Virgina's praises.
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU
Yeeeeaaaahhh… I don’t have much to say about Kim Bum‘s “dandy guy” shoot for GQ Korea, other than he’s adorable. But it’s Kim Bum, so what else is new? The guy’s practically built his recent career on simultaneously looking boyish AND all grown-up. (The “grown up” part is a relative distinction; compare him now to, say, way back in the day.)
(The accompanying article/promo material calls his ‘do a “James Dean” inspired hairstyle, to which I say: Pffft. Maybe James Dean in kindergarten on picture day.)
So, yeah. That’s all I’ve got.
Modeling a wedding dress at a Dorian Ho fashion show, 36-year-old Sonija Kwok Sin Leiappeared with a fuller face, 34C bust, thickened waist and added flesh on her backside. Her bloated figure resembled a woman who was pregnant. Getting married at the end of the year with 31-year-old action choreographer, Zhu Xiaojie, rumors were rampant that Sonija was with child.
Crowned Miss Hong Kong 1999, Sonija had numerous rumors throughout her career. In September 2010, she filmed mainland series <宮鎖心玉> in Hengdian. Aside from earning Yuan, she also found a husband. Sonija met the action choreographer of <宮鎖心玉>, Zhu Xiaojie, and after dating for less than half a year, the pair decided to get married in May 2011.
Sonija Kwok Denies Pregnancy Rumors
Sonija participated in good friend, Dorian Ho’s bridal fashion show yesterday. Her fiance, Zhu Xiaojie, attended the show as a guest and took numerous photos of Sonija, which he posted on his blog. Sonija wore a large diamond ring on her left hand.
Since announcing her engagement, Sonija appeared to have gained weight. After the fashion show ended, Sonija walked away carefully, while assisted by Dorian Ho. When reporters asked Sonija whether she was pregnant, she replied, “How is that possible? I am not pregnant.” Sonija explained that the reason she walked carefully was due to the length of the bridal dress.
Custom Made Bridal Dress
With her impending wedding, Sonija was in elated spirits and smiled continuously throughout the evening. Although reporters commented that her figure appeared heavier, she accepted the comments. Dorian Ho denied the accusations, “You can see how flat her stomach is. She did not gain weight and is not pregnant.”
Dorian Ho indicated that the wedding dress Sonija wore at the fashion show was custom designed for her. “Sonija always prefer simple and vintage-styled wedding dresses. Since the emphasis on this show’s collection was elegance, I will especially design another gown for Sonija when her wedding takes place.”
Recently, Sonija’s friends revealed that her wedding will be advanced to May 2011. Perhaps the revised date was to ensure that Sonija will not be sporting a fuller belly at the time of her wedding, adding more credibility to the fact that she may be pregnant.
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