Lin Xia Wei gets ready to distribute red packets with 'Mok' word to welcome New Year

Monday February 8, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

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TVB artiste Lin Xia Wei (林夏薇) was married to financial genius, Jason Mok (莫贊生) last year and invested into food business thereafter. As Lunar New Year is approaching, Xia Wei shared photo of a briefcase full of red packets with 'Mok' word on Weibo: "Getting ready to distribute red packets and welcoming New Year!"

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Monday February 8, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

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Artiste Power Chan (陳國邦) and his wife Mimi Lo (羅敏莊) and daughter were in Taiwan when an earthquake happened in the South Taiwanese city of Tainan. However, they had updated their safety earlier and recorded a video clip in Taiwan to wish Happy New Year to everybody. In the video, they looked very energetic and said in a happy mood: "Gong Xi Fa Cai! Hope everyone is healthy!" Power disclosed they will be celebrating New Year in Taiwan and returning to Hong Kong on day 2 of Lunar New Year.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Sunday February 7, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Artiste Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) and Joyce Cheng (鄭欣宜) participated in a marathon and many fans of Ruco turned up and requested to take photos with him. He felt that taking photos with the citizens was a positive promotion activity and many people requested to take photo with him in the street for the past 2 years. Ruco said: "Feels very happy to get the recognitions. (Apply make-up when go out too?) No need but will wear a cap if in a poor condition. Will blow my hair if in good condition and okay to take photos with everybody."

Preferred to take the camera by himself

As Ruco was afraid of the photos turned out to be unpleasant, the citizens allowed him to take the camera instead: "It is better for me to take photos by myself as sometimes they take photo of half of my face and do not look good on certain angles."

Stirred unhappiness from the fans

There was once he drove his car to the carpark to replace the tyre and it caused his face dirty and a group of secondary school students requested to take photo with him, Ruco told them to wait but they walked away after waiting for 15 minutes and it made them assumed that he did not want to take photo with them. He said: "Once, I was working and some fans requested to take photo and I told them I will take photo with them after working. Who knows nobody is around when I come out and see them again when driving out. Can see they feel very unsatisfied but there is nothing much I can do and hope ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Sunday February 7, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

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On 02 February, Fred Cheng (鄭俊弘) was filming a promotion clip in a indoor war game place and expressed his second personal album was officially launched on 02 February. His new album used nearly one year to prepare and in Austria (奧地利) and it was based on [Red Concert] as memory. This time the album design is using red colour as the theme for "Red Album". Fred Cheng said: "It happens to be Lunar New Year and this new album is the best choice if you cannot think of a present! I will also give it to relatives and hope everyone will give supports."

Fred Cheng expressed he will begin filming new series with Gallen Lo (羅家良) and do not feel pressured and treat it as learning experience from veteran.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: Admin @ Asian E-News Portal
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Sunday February 7, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Kenny Bee (鍾鎮濤), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Christine Kuo (苟芸慧), Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Lee Lai Ha (李麗霞) and Koo Ming Wah (古明華) attended the concert, '時代城群星演唱會' organised by Mainland China. Ricky Fan (范振鋒) and Charmaine Li (李思欣) were the hosts while the group of artistes sang and distributed presents to the audiences. It was Christine's first time to sing and receive warm welcome from the audiences. She also had close interactions with the fans and the atmosphere became very lively.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Sunday February 7, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Artiste Chrissie Chau (周秀娜) has been having a dry love life and placing full concentration on her work. She is developing her career in Mainland China in recent years and busy with her lingerie business as well. However, Chrissie Chau goes for vacation lately so as to recharge her energy. On Weibo, she shared many photos of beautiful scenery and took photo with one stylish man: "The vacation has ended and time to return to work now!"

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Sunday February 7, 2016 Hong Kong

 

 

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Two days ago, Nancy Wu (胡定欣) is promoting the TVB series, Short End Of The Stick (公公出宮). When mentioned about rumours related to Tavia Yeung's (楊怡) contract with TVB ending on April and will leave TVB, Nancy Wu said: "Before that, I talked about it with Tavia Yeung and found out her contract is ending soon. I have no idea about her views and wish she will continue to stay here. But I will support her if she has better developments elsewhere." Nancy Wu added she knew Tavia for a long time but never worked together before. She said: "Perhaps can film 1 to 2 series within a year and can do other work as well."

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: dramafan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Source: Wacow @ Blog163 
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net 



Dramas
Love as a Predatory Affair - 愛情食物鏈 (EPS 11-15) - 27 PTS (Peaking at 31 PTS)

Speed of Life - 鐵馬戰車 (EPS 7-11) - 27 PTS (Peaking at 30 PTS) *MONDAY TO FRIDAY EPISODES

Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 948-952) - 24 PTS

Weekend Episodes
Speed of Life - 鐵馬戰車 (EP 13) - 25 PTS *AIRED ON SUNDAY

Speed of Life - 鐵馬戰車 (EP 12) - 22 PTS *AIRED ON SATURDAY

Variety Shows
Good Cheap Eats 4 - 暖DD.食平D - 23 PTS

Sunday Stage Fight - Sunday好戲王 - 22 PTS

New Year with Tokyo Helen - 東京攻略の新年番外篇 - 21 PTS (Peaking at 22 PTS)

Scoop - 東張西望 - 21 PTS

Neighborhood Food War - 街坊廚神舌戰愛情食物鏈 - 19 PTS

Sidewalk Scientist - 學是學非 - 18 PTS

Midnight Munchies 3 - 夜宵磨 - 13 PTS 

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

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Hong Kong’s film industry struggling to regain the fame as China enters the limelight

 

Source: SCMP

 

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One winter night in the German capital, Hong Kong film director Johnnie To Kei-fung led the cast and crew of his feature, Sparrow, a drama about the city’s pickpockets, as he strutted down the red carpet for the film’s premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.

 

The highly spirited group was dressed to the nines and waved at fans and photographers lining up along the red carpet, taking interviews from press flown in from all over the world. At that moment, Hong Kong film was the centre of the universe.

 

It was 2008 – the last time a Hong Kong film was selected to compete for the Golden Bear, the top award at a festival that will celebrate its 66th anniversary on February 11.

 

Analysis of entries at the world’s top three film festivals – Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival – revealed that Hong Kong films had little to no presence in recent years. There were no Hong Kong films among the nominations for best film announced this week in this year’s Asian Film Awards either.

 

Compared to the late 1990s to early 2000s when local films and filmmakers were in the global limelight, rubbing shoulders with masters from all over the world and even beating them at major awards in recognition of their artistic merits, Hong Kong cinema has certainly lost its charm.

 

“It’s true that not many films by a younger generation of filmmakers can make it to festival competitions at that level,” said director Adam Wong Sau-ping, a rising star after earning acclaim with small budget film The Way We Dance and recent hit She Remembers, He Forgets.

 

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Source: SCMP

 

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The finale of beleaguered Hong Kong broadcaster ATV’s real-life drama has arrived earlier than scheduled after it failed to air its licence-mandated Chinese and English newscasts last night because of a mass exodus of staff over unpaid wages.

 

The station said its news broadcasts had been “suspended” and could not confirm when or if they would resume.

 

Under the terms of its licence, Asia Television was required to broadcast two newscasts of at least 15 minutes each between 6pm and midnight on its Chinese and English-language channels. That did not happen yesterday because hardly anyone turned up for work – many had already quit the night before.

 

A Communications Authority spokesman said yesterday that the suspension could result in “different levels of punishment”, depending on the nature and severity of the case.

 

Earlier this week, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung made clear that ATV could have its licence revoked before it officially expired on April 1, or face further financial penalties, if it failed to honour its obligations to keep providing free-to-air services.

 

Jeff Wong Sau-tong, ATV’s senior public relations manager, said: “Because of manpower and other conditions, we had no choice but to suspend our newscasts. We may have to wait until after the Lunar New Year ... to see if the newscasts will be resumed.”

 

Since December 2011, ATV has been fined at least 16 times – totalling more than HK$4 million – over frequent delays in paying salaries and other licensing violations.

 

Founded in 1957 as Rediffusion Television, the station was the worlds’ first Chinese-language television broadcaster.

 

In April last year, the government announced it would not be renewing ATV’s licence because the station had failed to submit a sustainable business plan to ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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