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Hong Kong singer Edmond Leung turning 41 on November 5th

Hong Kong actress and singer Myolie Wu turning 33 on November 6th

Singapore actress Li Nanxing turning 48 on November 7th

Taiwan actor Ethan Ruan turning 30 on November 8th

Singapore actor Tay Ping Hui turning 42 on November 10th

Taiwan singer and Fahrenheit member Calvin Chen turning 32 on November 10th

If there are any birthdays not mentioned here between November 4th and November 10th, please let us know in the comments.

Kai Ko confesses his love for Elva Hsiao

After numerous denials of a romantic relationship and multiple we-are-just-good-friends claims, Taiwanese actor Kai Ko has finally declared - for the first time - his love for Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao during an interview in Here Comes Kang Xi.
Kai Ko told hosts Kevin Tsai and Dee Hsu that his friendship with Elva deepened after a game of mahjong.

When Kevin asked if Elva was the love of his life, the 21-year-old smiled shyly, "Of all the girls that I know, I like [Elva] very much!"

Kai Ko commented there are "no barriers" between them despite their 12-year age gap. He would call Elva by name while the latter would call him "Kai Kai".

He admitted going on holidays with Elva, accompanied by a group of friends. During their trip to Bali, the pair sat beside each other on the flight and fell asleep together, but Kai Ko emphasised that they "did not share the same blanket".

Dee questioned Kai eagerly if he had the urge to kiss his girlfriend while she was asleep, who then blushed immediately afterwards. "She [Elva] looked cute, but I won't kiss her."
Kai also commented that Elva looks beautiful even without makeup, and has a domineering look after makeup.



Long-awaited ‘The Grandmaster’ set for December release

The long-awaited Tony Leung version of martial arts favourite 'Ip Man' is finally here.

Titled "The Grandmaster" and directed by cinematic maestro Wong Kar-wai, this version sees Tony Leung taking on the role of Bruce Lee's teacher, Yip Man, that was popularised by Donnie Yen back in 2008.

The 2008 movie and its 2010 sequel, Ip Man 2, sparked the global revival in interest in the Wing Chun fighting style.

Set to be released next month in Hong Kong around Christmas, "The GrandMaster" has been stuck in development hell for the last three years, first due to conflicts over the film's working title, which was being shot at the same time as the original "Ip Man".

Scheduled to be released in late 2011, the film also starring Zhang Ziyi and Chan Chen was also delayed by serious injuries to main star Tony Leung, who underwent a two-year long intensive training in Wing Chun to immerse himself in the role.

Based on the sneak-peek trailer above, The GrandMaster looks set to be a much darker, stylised version of the 2008 version helmed by Wilson Yip, which was pure, unadulterated action.

In traditional Wong Kar-Wai style, this 2012 reboot features plenty of slow-mo action scenes interwined with vivid, beautiful cinematography, as well as a stronger romantic plot.

Leung and Wong are of course no strangers. Leung has starred in several of Wong's biggest hits, notably In the Mood for Love and 2046, which incidentally also starred Zhang Ziyi.