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Infinite H, a hip-hop spin-off of the K-pop boy group Infinite, unveiled its second mini-album “Fly Again” at midnight on Monday.

Including the title track “Pretty,” the second mini-album, released two years after the first, has seven tracks. Dongwoo and Hoya, two members of the group, participated in creating the title track, according to Woolim Entertainment, the agency of the hip-hop duo. Both members wrote the rap while Hoya co-composed the song with producer 9999.

“Pretty” candidly describes the feelings of a man who falls in love with his dream girl.

Unlike the other six tracks, which feature guest singers, “Pretty” features only Dongwoo and Hoya.

“They have been elaborating on the album over the past year by pairing up with Brand New Music,” said Woolim in a press release on Monday.

Brand New Music is a music label and entertainment company that represents famous rappers such as San-E and Verbal Jint.

Dongwoo and Hoya debuted in the music scene in 2010 as members of Infinite. Just like many other K-pop boy and girl groups that produce offshoots, Infinite H was designed to show a more serious side of the two hip-hop loving members.

JoongAng Daily

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Crayon Pop has released a song in China with Chinese group DT Boys, according to the girl group’s agency, Chrome Entertainment.

The agency said on Monday the collaboration“123 Happy New Year” was unveiled through major Chinese online music portals on Jan. 22.

The agency said that the seasonal song wishes for happiness and prosperity in the upcoming Lunar New Year. The five-member girl group appear in the music video for the song wearing qipao, or traditional Chinese dress.

Crayon Pop and DT Boys will perform together on Jan. 30 for the “Youth Amigo” concert held in Beijing.

The collaboration is part of the girl group’s plan to break into the Chinese entertainment scene. Earlier this year, Chrome Entertainment said it would launch a reality TV show in the country by teaming up with Youku, the largest video-sharing website in China. In the four-part series, Crayon Pop introduces their favorite restaurants, hangouts and latest sightseeing places in Korea. It will air later this month.

Started out in 2012, Crayon Pop failed to impress local fans upon its debut but its unique choreography for “Bar Bar Bar,” in which all members wear safety helmets and sweat suits, became a sensation in 2013.

JoongAng Daily

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Monday January 26, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Hacken Lee (李克勤) and his wife Emily Lo (盧淑儀) have always been a loving couple. A few days ago around 3 pm, the couple took their children out to shopping at Causeway Bay. The family of four was seen strolling in the mall and did not purchase a lot of things. Their domestic worker was seen carrying their bought items. Later, Hacken and his family waited on the roadside for their driver to pick them up. When they saw the paparazzi was present, Emily was seen very surprised, however it did not affect their mood. Afterwards, the family of four boarded their car and left.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: lucychoi559 @ Asian E-News Portal
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Monday January 26, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Roger Kwok (郭晉安) attended the press conference for Miss Chinese International Pageant 2015 (2015國際中華小姐競選) as the judge. When mentioned about TVB will send some artistes to film series so as to encourage ATV, Roger said: "I am unaware about this and need to understand the situation first. I do not mind helping if it is encouraging. I am more fortunate and been with TVB for 28 years."

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: dramafan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Monday January 26, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Jennifer Tse (謝婷婷) attended an event and said that her original plan for the New Year's is to travel to Canada, but because she has to participate in a fashion event, therefore her plan was cancelled. She smiled and said that her parents do not accompany her during the Lunar New Year, but she would giver her greetings to them. When mentioned about earlier magazine tabloid Good News (好報) captured photos of her and ex-lover Sean Lee-Davies (戴尚安) meeting up. Jennifer said the photo was taken last November and they have no contact recently. In relation to getting back together? She reassured: "No"(What are your plans?) It's a new year, need to move forward. (Anyone pursuing you?) I am very busy, I am busy with filming. I have been working non-stop for nearly a month. (What about you and Sean's exhibition events?) I would attend if I do have the time. (Still need to go to Africa?)  I wouldn't go again. If I do go, I would go by myself.

Source: ON.CC (HK) 
Translated by: lucychoi559 @ Asian E-News Portal
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Monday January 26, 015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Artiste Kate Tsui (徐子珊) appeared at Tsim Sha Tsui to attend the celebration dinner of TVB Series, Tomorrow is Another Day (再戰明天). Earlier, when she travelled to Macau to attend the Huading Awards (華鼎獎), she fell sick and hasn't fully recuperated yet. Even though she didn't go see the doctor, but she sees change in her illness for the past two days: "I don't want to eat too much antibiotics! I was thinking about training my own immunity, I don't go see the doctor often." She revealed that she has lost her voice for two days. She almost had to use sign language to communicate and read books to pass time: "My manager called me and told me about my work but I couldn't even reply back. He told me not to speak, just type it out, my voice sounds too disgusting!" Moreover, she also revealed that she didn't personally treat everyone to dinner, and even pointed that once Lawrence Ng (吳啟華) returns to Hong Kong, she will let him treat everyone to dinner again: "Lawrence has a lot of money! (He's working so he couldn't come?) I'm not sure if he's in Mainland, but I do know that he's currently working. Originally he said he could come, but afterwards he said he couldn't anymore."


The Lunar New Year is approaching so when asked how much red envelopes she is planning to get, Kate, who is gives a five-digit total every year, smiled and said: "Usually can't get back as much, I'm already this age, I would feel ashamed! (Quickly get married!) I want too!"
Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: chaierie @ Asian E-News Portal
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Monday January 26, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Earlier, a magazine tabloid, ON.CC (東網) revealed singer Kary Ng (吳雨霏) and her tennis prince boyfriend Brian Hung (洪立熙) registered their marriage in the United States. Today, Kary finally acknowledged that she has registered her marriage in the United States. The couples parents were also present to witness registering their marriage.

Holding a wedding banquet in Hong Kong on August

Kary uploaded three photos of her and Brian, announcing their marriage. Overflowing with happiness! The new bride followed the words of the bible said: "Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy. Love is not boastful. "Corinthians once wrote 13:4". Marriage is an important lesson in life. From today onwards, we will both support each other. Mutual love, mutual respect. Thank you for everyone's blessings. We are very happy!

Source: ON.CC (HK) 
Translated by: lucychoi559 @ Asian E-News Portal
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Tracy Chu's bad habits: I am a lazy person who loves to sleep, eat and crack my fingers

Monday January 26, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Artiste Tracy Chu (朱千雪) attended a quit smoking event held at Kwun Tong. She said: "I have never smoked in my life. My daddy and mummy is a non-smoker and my daddy said smoking is a waste of money". (Also choose a non-smoker boyfriend?) I would try to choose a guy who doesn't smoke, because I also want him to live a long life! (What would you do if  filming a kiss scene and the guy is a smoker?) I haven't encountered that problem. If my character is a smoker, I would do it because, filming does not really need you to smoke from the cigarette. I don't know how to smoke, it wouldn't look real if I inhale it.   

Tracy also said: "Speaking of bad habits, I do have some like: sleep all day and eat. Also crack my fingers. I don't know  if I cracked too much that my hands are so small. My daddy will yell at me when he sees me crack my fingers, but in fact my cracking fingers habit is learnt from him".

Source: ON.CC (HK) 
Translated by: lucychoi559 @ Asian E-News Portal
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Monday January 26, 2015 Hong Kong

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Julian Cheung, Charmaine Sheh, Kenneth Ma, and Oceane Zhu promoted the movie version of "Triumph in the Skies", playing games with fans. Regarding Anita Yuen being arranged by the Mainland programme 《一路上有你》 to meet idol Lee Min Ho, Julian said with a smile: "I am very happy for her. The true meaning of being a partner is not pressing hard on each other; rather, it is broadening each other's space. (How did Anita react upon seeing Lee Min Ho?) She went blank! We really didn't know beforehand. (Then whom would you like to see the most?) Jeon Ji Hyun, but I'm afraid that she would faint upon seeing me...ha ha".

Kenneth Ma Kisses 'Mom'

As for Kenneth, he kept on 'complaining' at the event: "Even after everyone sees the movie, should not know that I went to England to film". He also said, "Elena Kong and I filmed a kiss scene. She portrayed my stepmother before, so it seemed like kissing my mom". When asked whether he was dissatisfied, he said, "I was very happy to have an opportunity to go to England. Actually, it is because everyone had to film the plane cabin scenes that I had to fly over. Originally, there was also street location [filming], but I had to rush back to film 'Lord of Shanghai'! As for Elena, luckily, my partner was her...already had to kiss on the first day of working!" Oceane's screen time in the movie is not minimal; when asked whether she was worried about it being rumoured that she had connections, she said, "The screen time was arranged early on in the script! If it were true, would have been the first female lead!"

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HKTV ratings dropping; "The Election 2" production pushed back

Monday January 26, 2015 Hong Kong

Source: AppleDaily
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums

 

 

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The TV station monopoly in Hong Kong seems to be hard to change. Tomorrow is the deadline for the bidding of part of ATV's shares. If there is still no "white knight" to save them, they may have to face the fate of liquidation. On the other side, HKTV's situation is also not very optimistic. Last November, the online platform was finally launched, and Ricky Wong had expressed that HKTV will start producing new shows this February. However, unfortunately the recent airing drama "Once Upon a Song" was not able to continue the results of "To Be or Not to Be". Ratings fell tremendously; the daily average of clicks by accounts dropped from last last week's 127,000 to last week's 105,000, a drop of 17.3%.

Sources say that Ricky Wong is worried about "only expenses going out and nothing coming in", so they have pushed the plan (for new show production) to May. However, the internal staff is not very optimistic about that. Rumoured to be the first drama to film after starting production again, "The Election II"'s director Wong Kwok Keung admitted through phone that ratings were not ideal, he said: "There's definitely some disappointment, but I understand. This platform is not that convenient to watch, still really far from the ideal platform." After his contract with HKTV is over, he will be starting his new job in February. He said: "I don't think we will be able to start filming in February or March, nor can Uncle Chi fit it into his schedule. But I told Mr. Wong, if they really do film it later on, I will try my ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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