An MBC staff member has caused outrage in the international K-pop fan community.

Last week, a picture was uploaded to Facebook that featured foreign candy and chocolate sitting in front of a desktop computer. The post read: “Some K-pop fans from Poland sent gifts to Jong-hyun of SHINee. Perhaps naïve fans thought Jong-hyun would be able to open the box if they simply delivered it to the broadcasting station. But, unfortunately, those precious gifts were sent to my boss, Kim Jong-hyun, who has the same name as the famous K-pop idol. Although you might be frustrated, I will enjoy the gift. Thank you, Polish fan girls.”

Domestic fan communities turned indignant after learning that MBC staff deliberately ate Jong-hyun’s gift and demanded that the uploader compensate the Polish fans. Local media outlets covered the situation extensively, and some said that the staff member at MBC is “tarnishing the national reputation.”

However, the staff member simply deactivated their Facebook account without an official apology.

The foreign fans sent the gift to Kim Jong-hyun at MBC, [without an explicit note to SHINee] because the 24-year-old singer regularly hoststhe MBC radio program “Blue Night” there.

The four Polish fans in their late teens said that they hoped there would be a “happy conclusion,” and asked for the DVD included in the package be sent to Jong-hyun at least.


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The ultimate idol group of 2013 going into this year as well, EXO will be making their comeback on April 21st in Korea and China simultaneously.

According to SM Entertainment, two versions -- Korean and Chinese -- of their second mini-album "Overdose" will be dropped, featuring five songs. The title track will be "Overdose", in addition to "Moonlight", "Thunder", "Run", and "Love Love Love".

The group will hold a press conference in China and also their first comeback stage via CCTV's "Global Chinese Music" on April 19th ahead of the release.

Amidst the group's hard work in preparing for a hot comeback though, a video leak took place showing the choreography for the title song "Overdose".

SM Entertainment announced that they will be taking legal measures against the guilty party. The agency filed an official complaint to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office for the violation of copyright laws.

KBS Global

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Source: Mingpao
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniniverse.net



[u]Dramas [/u]
Ruse of Engagement - 叛逃 (EPS 16-20) - 25 PTS (Peaking at 27 PTS, lowest at 23 PTS)

Swipe Tap Love - 愛我請留言 (EPS 06-10) - 23 PTS (Peaking at 26 PTS, lowest at 21 PTS)

Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 486-490) - 23 PTS

ICAC Investigators 2014 - 廉政行動2014 (EP 02, SATURDAY) - 18 PTS

[u]Variety Shows [/u]
The 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards Ceremony - 第33屆香港電影金像獎 - 25 PTS (Raised 3 PTS from last year, Peaking at 27 PTS)
Bet Your Remember - 年代大激鬥 - 19 PTS

(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

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Tony Leung loses out on "Best Actor" award; Wong Kar Wai: "This way he can't be too proud!"
Tuesday April 15, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/





"The Grandmaster" broke a record by winning 12 awards at The 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night, becoming the biggest winner. Zhang Zi Yi took home the "Best Actress" title for the ninth time for her role in the film. After the ceremony, the cast and crew members of "The Grandmaster" and "Touch of the Light" held a celebration banquet at Carina Lau's restaurant. Zhang Zi Yi expressed that she received many calls and SMS congratulating her, but asked reporters to give her a break and refused to accept interviews afterwards. Tony Leung, who lost out on the "Best Actor" award expressed through a backstage crew member: "This movie gettiing an award is like me getting an award too." Socialite Mo Yuk Ping also supported Tony: "He is the Film King in my heart!"

After 19 years, Wong Kar Wai took home "Best Director" once again. "This time, many people deliberately came to support, I am so happy that everyone got an honorary title." (Tony Leung disappointed that he lost the "Best Actor" award?) "A little, but this way he won't be too proud, and continue to work hard filming, but he really did put a lot of effort. Everyone's expectations for him is especially high; want to see more surprises from him. The Tony Leung today doesn't need to prove anything, he can do what he wants to do."

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Tuesday April 15, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: MingPao
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/





"Ma Sam" Max Zhang took home the title of "Best Supporting Actor" for his performance in "The Grandmaster" at The 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards. On stage, he thanked his wife, Ada Choi: "When we got married, we promised we will walk down the path of wind and rain together. We've seen the wind and rain, I hope we can see other scenery down this path in the future." Ada, who was in the audience, cried tears of joy; netizens were also touched as Max's speech has gone viral around the internet, getting 40,000 likes already. Netizens praised that the Zhang couple are very loving.

Netizens had very positive comments on Max Zhang's "love" confession. Netizens said: "Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Zhang! Ada Choi, you should change your name to "Mrs. Max Zhang" from now on, you will be very happy!" "The couple has gone through a lot, the girl has given so much yet not expecting any return, while the man has been so hardworking for his family! The two have the same goal, which allowed them to protect their love!"

Netizens will call Ada Choi "Mrs. Max Zhang" from now on

Netizens also said: "No matter if it's real or fake, a husband willing to profess his love to you in public, the wife will of course feel very sweet inside." "A path of wind and rain is not something every couple can share. Mr. Zhang, you do not need to feel bad. There is no such thing as who depends on who in a couple, you support each other."

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Group Epik High’s Tablo has confirmed his comeback as a DJ on SBS ‘Dream Radio’.

From this coming 21, he will take on the MBC FM4U ‘Tablo’s Dream Radio’. It has been 4 years since he left the pogrom.

He has shown his determination that he wants to make the program with ‘music the audience wants to re-call and listen’ and ‘stories that they want to share and listen’.

As a musician who turned 11 years since debut, he always has been producing a high quality hip-hop music with deep lyrics and unique melody.

Thus, through the radio, he is expecting to display his professionalism and music identity as a producer and musician.

TenAsia

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Fly to the Sky are making a comeback some five years after the band's two members went solo to pursue separate careers.

The duo released their eighth full-length album "Decennium" in 2009 in commemoration of their 10th anniversary before splitting up.

They have now reunited and will release their new album in mid-May.

As they have had a number of hit songs since their debut, their upcoming album is already receiving much attention from music fans.

They are now putting the final touches on their new album and plan to hold a concert in early June in Seoul.

Chosun Ilbo

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Actor Park Hae-jin has seen much love from China, thanks to his role in the drama "You Who Came From The Stars", and he's giving back.

Park has a Lotte brand theatre named after him in China, and the actor has decided to donate all the profits from the establishment to charity.

According to WM Company on April 14th, the donations will be used for a seven-month-old girl's heart valve surgery and a five-month-old boy's ear construction surgery.

Not only will Park be giving financial support, but he's planning on also flying out to China on the days of the surgeries.

Lotte's Park Hae-jin Theatre opened on February 1st of this year and a second one, also named after Park, is in the works for an open date in July. Park plans on donating all the proceeds from the second location as well.

KBS Global

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The Hong Kong actress relates the story of her first love and how she unknowingly became 'the other woman' and even hid in the closet







Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung, who is currently focused on taking care of her two sons, recently told the story of her first relationship during a media interview, and admitted that she was unknowingly the third party in the relationship.

'It was the first time I broke up '“ I was very sad, because my boyfriend at that time was actually already attached and he didn't tell me,'¯ she confessed.

She added that once, his girlfriend actually came to his place while she was there. 'He then hid me in the closet. I even witnessed them being intimate, it reminded me of Edmond Leung's song 'Hiding in the closet','¯ she said.

However, despite feeling cheated, Cecilia did not want to hurt anyone, and thus did not emerge from the closet. 'I saw him trying to get the girl to leave, but she didn't really want to. I pitied her, and stayed in the closet for half an hour and nearly fell asleep.'¯

Cecilia went on and said that as a woman grows older, her views on romance changes. 'When you are 28 or 29, you'll feel like settling down and starting a family. You may originally think of finding Prince Charming, but when you find someone who can take care of you, you'd realise that you wouldn't need to worry anymore,'¯ she said.

Men, on the other hand, only mature when they are much older, she continued. 'That's why I want to find someone who's in his 40s!'¯ she added. 'Though I'm used to being single, sometimes I do get a ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Hong Kong singer G.E.M Tang rose to popularity after her stellar performance in Chinese singing competition I Am A Singer 2, in which she clinched second place. Her autograph session and fan meet in Hong Kong two days ago attracted some 200 fans.

She was greeted with an enthusiastic group of fans upon her return to Hong Kong. However, many of her ex-boyfriend Yoga Lin's fans speculated that she had deliberately arranged for these people to be there, to create hype.

When reporters mentioned Yoga, G.E.M expressed her disdain at speaking about him, and replied candidly that she does not want to hear about anything related to him. She emphasised that her recent comments made online, which were widely seen as criticisms on Yoga's flaws, were simply her own personal thoughts at that time, and felt that there was no need to explain her actions to everyone.

When asked her earnings increased after rising to fame, she replied evasively: 'Whenever I get the cheque from my company, I'll pass it to my mum to manage, so I don't really know how much it is.'¯

On the other hand, Yoga, who was in Hong Kong to promote his concert, was less antagonistic towards his former lover.

Responding to rumours that he is a playboy and a flirt, after being romantically linked with another celebrity besides G.E.M some time ago, he said: '(The news) doesn't matter. What's important is that there's good music to be shared with fans, and I hope that my music can be an emotional support to everyone when they are down.'¯






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