Monday April 14, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: Oriental Daily
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Best Film: "The Grandmaster"

Best Director: Wang Kar Wai "The Grandmaster"

Best Actor: Nick Cheung "Unbeatable"

Best Actress: Zhang Zi Yi "The Grandmaster"

Best Screenplay: Zou JingZhi, Xu HaoFeng, Wong Kar Wai "The Grandmaster"

Best Supporting Actor: Max Zhang "The Grandmaster"

Best Supporting Actress: Kara Wai "Rigor Mortis"

Best New Performer: Babyjohn Choi "The Way We Dance"

Best Cinematography: Phillippe Le Sourd "The Grandmaster"

Best Film Editing: William Chang, Benjamin Courtines, Hung Yiu Poon "The Grandmaster"

Best Art Direction: William Chang, Alfred Yau "The Grandmaster"

Best Costume Design: William Chang "The Grandmaster"

Best Action Choreography: Yuen Woo-Ping "The Grandmaster"

Best Original Score: Nathaniel Mechaly. Shigeru Umebayashi "The Grandmaster"

Best Original Song: Dance! "The Way We Dance"

Best Sound Design: Robert Mackenzie, Traithep Wongpaiboon "The Grandmaster"

Best Visual Effect: Enoch Chan "Rigor Mortis"

Best New Director: Wong Sau Ping "The Way We Dance"

Best Asian Film: "So Young"

Lifetime Achievement Award: Xinyan Zhang

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Monday April 14, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums




TVB Artiste Leanne Li attended a function for the upcoming World Cup in Ma On Shan "Sunshine City" yesterday. About the World Cup coming up soon, Leanne expressed that although she and boyfriend Wong Cho Lam are not fanatics, but they will still occasionally catch some matches. She also revealed that she and Cho Lam will often go out and exercise together: "We play badminton, table tennis, he has good agility! Don't think that because of his height, he can't play basketball. Actually, once when we went to fellowship to play basketball, who knew he could actually shoot the ball from a big distance! I was shocked!"

Leanne and Cho Lam will be shooting a travelling special on honeymoons, hoping to go to Brazil. Asked if she will go to Brazil for honeymoon in the future? She laughed: "That sounds good! I want to go to places you can't usually go to. Tropical rainforests sounds nice, or maybe even go see the aurora. I want to try both cold and hot weather."

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Monday April 14, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: The Sun
Translated by: R.E.D@http://asianuniverse.net/forums/




After 39 years, The Wynners grouped up again to hold a concert in Macau the other night. apart from Alan Tam and Kenny B's family who attended the event, Eric Tsang and Cecilia Yip both came with their partners to show their support. Kenny B thanked long term girlfriend Fan Jiang for her support during his ups and downs years. He said "This song is dedicated to the mother of my children, thank you for your support all these years" Fan Jiang was in tears and so was Eric!

A home made presentation award statue was presented to Chan Yau as best supporting artist. Alan said " This time you are an supporting artist, but next time you will be the best artist. Benette Pang receieved a huge birthday card for his 65th birthday. Speaking about Eric Tsang shed a tear when he heard Kenny's song for Fan Jiang, Alan jokingly told asked Kenny "Is there something going on between you and Eric?"

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Denise Ho was criticized for not having a "waistline" with her orangebrown dress
Monday April 14, 2014 Hong Kong
ource: The Sun
Translated by: R.E.D@http://asianuniverse.net/forums/





Denise Ho walked the red carpet in her orangebrown dress the other night when she attended the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony. Her outfit was identified as the most "ugliest outfit" for the evening by Dorian Ho, a famous Hong Kong fashion designer who said "That dress is seen by Runway for models with a certain height. Denise's height is not suitable for that dress. Even a dress below knee will be too long for her, and this dress covers her waistline, not only that, the dress is not a good choice for the red carpet. The colour of the dress making her skin looks more yellow. Speaking of Tang Wei's dress Dorian said "That is a beautiful dress, but does not suit her either. That dress looks very "matured" and with her hair down, she looks somewhat too "old" for the dress and she looked big in that dress too. Sexy Natalie Meng was also being criticized by Dorian who said she showed too much "Sometimes having a big chest may not be a good thing. If you have a big chest, you don't need to show off, a tube dress shows that your breasts are even bigger. As she is very fair , that dress makes her look fat. The way she dressed up is so predictable, with intention to show off"

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The Taiwanese singer's infamous fan Yuki suggested that they had a one night stand







Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao has been bought a S$1.7 million apartment near his residence.

Yuki has also posted on Facebook and Instagram a few times, sometimes to confess her love for him, and at other times, to mock him. Her actions and mood have been seen as erratic and yesterday, she suddenly posted on Weibo: 'I've never harassed you, but you don't dare to admit it. If I say we had a one night stand, you won't admit to it even more, isn't it?'

In response, Jam's manager, Summer said: 'She's so rich, I'm sure she has a mirror at home right?'

'We have already given a warning for Yuki's ridiculous behavior,' Summer said. 'If she refuses to repent, we will ask for more compensation for tarnishing Jam's image. She has the right to daydream, but if those daydreams affect the artistes image and public appetite, we need to ask the judge to return everyone their peace.'

She posted around 20 long posts in two days, and very often, it was her expressing her disappointment towards the judicial system in Taiwan. Summer stressed that she would make an appeal.

When asked about the one night stand, she said with a deliberate mysterious tone: 'I promised Jam I won't tell; you can ask him yourselves.'

Jam responded and said he is not afraid of rumours, and wants to concentrate on recording a short video with his father for the John Tung Foundation, on quitting smoking and drinking.


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Singer-rapper Psy is set to return next month with a much-awaited new single.

The news broke last week, after industry insiders discovered that choreographer Lee Joo-sun, integral in the viral sensation “Gangnam Style” (2012), has been working on new dance moves for the popular performer.

Multiple local media outlets also started to speculate the exact date of his return.

“Actually, Psy completed his new song on the early morning of March 12, after spending months coming up with some creative sounds,” Yang Hyun-suk, the head of K-pop powerhouse YG Entertainment, told KBS “Entertainment Weekly” in an interview last month.

After solidifying the choreography this month, the 36-year-old singer will start filming the music video. However, YG did not mention any plans for a grand comeback show, like with last year’s “Gentleman” showcase.

Meanwhile, Psy has been nominated as one of the finalists for Top Streaming Artist in the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, which will be held on May 18 in Las Vegas. Though the song did not match the hype of “Gangnam Style,” it was still the YouTube’s most viewed clip, with more than 600 million hits.

JoongAng Daily

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The YG Family spent the weekend with about 50,000 of their Japanese fans at their concert in Kyocera Dome Osaka.

During the show, YG artists, ranging from Big Bang, 2NE1, Epik High, Lee Hi and Winner, offered live performances of their hit songs.

Psy and Akdong Musician did not attend the show.

2NE1 opened the show, performing their new track “Crush.” The foursome also sent fans into hysterics with their debut song “Fire” and some of their latest tracks, including “Come Back Home.”

The boy band Winner, who are new on the scene, took the stage next. The five-man group sang “Go Up” and covered 2NE1’s ballad track “Missing You” in their own unique style.

Hip-hop trio Epik High, on the other hand, took the concert in a different direction, singing upbeat songs, including “Fly” and “Love, Love, Love.” The group also performed “Don’t Hate Me,” the lead track of their first album since joining YG in 2012.

Last but not least, as Big Bang appeared on stage. The five members greeted the fans in fluent Japanese and performed “Haru Haru,” “Blue” and “Fantstic Baby,” among others.

Concert-goers’ attention was most focused on the unexpected collaborations among YG artists; Sandara Park (2NE1) covered T.O.P.’s hip-hop solo track “Doom Dada,” while G-Dragon and CL performed a duet of “The Baddest Female.”

After Osaka, the YG artists will perform at the Tokyo Dome on May 3 and then tour other cities in the region.

JoongAng Daily

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Rapper MC Mong grabbed headlines last week after it was reported that a few entertainment agencies were contacting him to discuss a comeback.

Shortly after the news was reported, more than 3,000 people posted comments under the online articles expressing uneasiness over the possibility.

Over the past few years, MC Mong, whose real name is Shin Dong-hyun, was involved in an extensive legal battle regarding his military exemption, an issue that was dealt with very sensitively in Korea, with many speculating that he deliberately extracted healthy teeth to evade mandatory military service.

Since his physical examination for the military in 1998, MC Mong deferred service six times and had 12 teeth pulled by five dentists.

Although he was found not guilty of any wrongdoing by the Supreme Court in 2012, the 36-year-old has kept out of the public eye for two years, which led many of his friends and confidants to become concerned about his condition.

MC Mong debuted in the late 1990s as a rapper, and expanded his career in the early 2000s as a TV personality, appearing in the KBS reality show “One Day, Two Nights.”

Media insiders, meanwhile, believe his return will depend on his willingness to move on from his past.

JoongAng Daily

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Wei proposed to his girlfriend during a celebratory concert for Sodagreen's 10th anniversary







Taiwanese band Sodagreen celebrated their 10th anniversary by holding three consecutive concerts in Hong Kong. During one of their stops at Hung Hom, Hong Kong, Drummer Shi Jun-Wei (Wei) abruptly invited his girlfriend, Sunny, on stage, after which he got on bended knee and whipped out a ring, proclaiming his love for the latter before the audience.

The drummer confessed sincerely, 'Meeting you was the best thing that happened to me. In my eyes, you are the most beautiful.'

After hearing their idol's passionate words, fans started encouraging Sunny to accept his proposal, screaming 'Marry him' at the top of their lungs. Although she was initially a little stunned, Sunny managed to bashfully eke out 'I do.'

Sodagreen lead singer Wu Qing Feng (Greeny Wu) didn't forget to make a friendly jab at his buddy in spite of being touched, joking, 'I can't believe you made your girlfriend go on stage without makeup on.'

According to reports, the members had not known of Wei's plans to propose before he actually did it. After the proposal successfully ended, they immediately clamoured to congratulate their friend. Wei will be the third member in the band to get hitched, following acoustic and electric guitarists He Jing-yang (A-fu) and Liu Jiakai (Kay).





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Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung has reportedly earned a fortune from speculating in real estate.

The 33-year-old had been actively accepting acting projects in a bid to earn money since her split with actor Nicholas Tse, but unfortunately, all her movies suffered from mediocre ticket sales. After reportedly receiving a large amount of alimony, she relocated to Singapore with her two sons, Lucas and Quintus Tse, in late 2013.

Regarding the alimony that she was said to have received, Cecilia proudly clarified that she has 'never spent a man's money', although her repeated appearances on television programmes seem to hint at the actress' need for more funds.

However, a tabloid revealed on Saturday that Cecilia has been making risky property transactions for the past ten years and earned a large amount of money from it. Previously, she received HK$13 million (approximately S$2 million) from the sales of six of her properties. She is reportedly considering to sell her Century Tower apartment, where she is currently residing, for HK$1.8 billion (approximately S$28 million).

According to reports, Cecilia had bought the apartment three years ago for the price of HK$1.28 billion (approximately S$20 million), and is planning to sell the property for five times its original price. If she succeeds in this endeavour, she will earn around HK$70 million (approximately S$10 million).

Adding her estimated profits to the money that she has made through speculation, it seems that the actress can well afford to maintain an extravagant lifestyle even without alimony.





Cecilia Cheung



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