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.

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Fresh out of the oven Best Actor Nick Cheung in his new film THAT DEMON WITHIN (MOR GAING) had a "Best Actor flambe" scene. Ka Fai played two characters, the "Ghost King mask" wearing murdering and arson robber Hon Kong and the demon cop "Leung Wing Hung". Before the shoot he stated that he did not want to play big like in UNBEATABLE (GIK JIN) to director Dante Lam Chiu Yin. "I can go very far, as long as I don't have to get big again anything is fine! Then the director smiled and said, let's try setting you on fire? At first I thought he was joking, I didn't know he meant it!"

In this scene the cop Ka Fai while on the cop accidentally caused the death of an innocent bystander. Later when he returned home to eat with his mother, his enemy locked the gate, poured gas and set a fire. He rushed out of the fire for help and was burnt alive. Lam Chiu Yin has always been cautious, he used real fire on the set and Ka Fai had to suffer. To create his burnt effect, the makeup artists first used flour and man made rubber for fake human skin that were applied onto Ka Fai's face and limbs before coloring. Each ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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courtesy of singtao.comThe cast looks forward to a sequelDirector Fruit Chan for his 55th birthday not only receives a light bus cake but also a kiss from Kara Wai
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The Hong Kong category III film THE MIDNIGHT AFTER (NA YEH LING SUN, NGOR JOR SEUNG LIU WONG GOK HOI WONG DAI PO DIK HUNG VAN) as of yesterday after 6 days in release broke HK$10 million at the box office and left in the dust the same week release ENTHRALLED (OI.CHUM.MAI) and its HK$530,000. It even caught up to the almost two weeks in release 3D NAKED AMBITION (3D HO CHING)'s 13 million. MIDNIGHT director Fruit Chan Gor yesterday led actors Kara Wai Ying Hung, Janice Man Wing Shan, Shine, Sam Lee Chan Sam, Cheuk Wan Chi and producer Chan Fai Hung to take a light bus to a Tai Po cafe shoot location for a chicken pie celebration. They also announced that starting tomorrow a category IIB version will be released for viewers under age 18. Birthday body Chan Gor received a light bus cake and Siu Hung's kiss. Having just won the Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actress, Siu Hung also received flowers.

Turning 55 yesterday, Chan Gor carried a birthday cake as the team the birthday song. He immediately made a birthday wish, "I wish for MIDNIGHT to make 30 million and a sequel." He said that if the film would make over 25 million he would consider a sequel. He felt that making the movie was not hard, but writing a good ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Ann Hui On Wa directed new film GOLDEN ERA starred Tang Wei, yesterday it held a Beijing press conference. They appeared along with Feng Shaofeng, Zhu Yawen and others. A new film poster was unveiled and announced its national release date of October 1. The film took place in the Republic era and was about legendary Republic writer Hsiao Hung's uniquely independent life and much lamented romance.

Tang Wei revealed that her manager told her about that a script that was kept from her, saying that after she read it she would not want to do anything; indeed, after reading the script and contact with Hui On Wa and team, she was completely obsessed with Hsiao Hung. She said, "Her short life is endlessly charming. The director in order to help actors getting into their characters reached the point of nitpicking with the designer over every detail. For example in a simple corridor scene, the lipstick color alone was tried infinite times." The press conference was cheerful as actors picked up Hui On Wa together.

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The Pang Ho Cheung directed film ABERDEEN (HEUNG GONG JAI) yesterday promoted the film in Beijing with Louis Koo Tin Lok, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa and Gigi Leung Wing Kei. At the press conference Pang Ho Cheung told dirty jokes and made everyone laugh. Chin Wa asked him which film was he promoting? Leung Wing Kei was asked if Koo Tin Lok or her husband was more handsome? Gigi said that Koo Tin Lok is the most handsome in the eyes of Chinese people, while her husband is the most handsome in the entire world. Koo Tin Lok pretended to shiver. Chin Wa was asked if her real husband had an affair like Eric Tsang Chi Wai did in the film, how would she handle it? Chin Wa said that at least she had to know if she was prettier, but a third party only came between a couple with problems. She was very confident in her marriage; if she truly unfortunately ran into it, she would find ways to resolve it.

The host asked Pang Ho Cheung to choose between Chin Wa and Gigi to have a romance with. Pang Ho Cheung joked, "I actually mind that my girlfriend is taller than me. If she is too tall, I would feel there is quite a distance. Otherwise when we are together we can't stand up, lying down the distance isn't so obvious. " Chin Wa jokingly yelled at him and asked which movie he came to promote.

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[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
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"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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"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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