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Dramas
The Empress of China - 武則天 (EPS 16-20) - 26 PTS (Peaking at 28 PTS) *MONDAY TO FRIDAY EPISODES

Limelight Years - 華麗轉身 (EPS 11-15) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 30 PTS)

The Empress of China - 武則天 (EP 22) - 23 PTS *SUNDAY EPISODE

Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 765-769) - 22 PTS

The Empress of China - 武則天 (EP 21) - 21 PTS *SATURDAY EPISODE

Variety Shows
Good Cheap Eats 3 - 食平3D - 22 PTS

Sunday Songbird - Sunday靚聲王 - 20 PTS

Neighbourhood Gourmet 3 - 街坊廚神舌戰新台韓 - 18 PTS

Eating Well with Madam Wong 2 - 吾淑吾食 2 - 18 PTS

Scoop - 東張西望 - 18 PTS

Sze You Tonight - 今晚睇李 - 17 PTS

What's Daddy 3 (China Edition) - 萬里尋爸3 (中國篇) - 14 PTS

Walking Tours - 賞遊澳門 - 13 PTS

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

Related News:
- Because of the Amber rainstorm signal last Monday, the ratings of the dramas that day raised (due to more people staying home). Average rating that day for "Limelight Years" (broadcast at 8:30 pm) was 26 PTS, peaking at 30 PTS, while average rating for "The Empress of China" (9:30pm) was 27 PTS, peaking at 28 PTS. 

- Aside from the rainstorm signal on Monday, the highest rating for "The Empress of China" for the week was Friday, average 27 PTS, peaking at 28 PTS.

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Hong Kong government challenges ruling on 'unlawful' rejection of HKTV licensing

 

Source:  SCMP

 

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The Executive Council launched an appeal yesterday against a High Court decision that ruled it was unlawful of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his cabinet to deny a free-to-air licence to maverick investor Ricky Wong Wai-kay's Hong Kong Television Network in 2013.

 

That court order, handed down last month, sent HKTV's application back to Exco for reconsideration.

 

If the government did not want to proceed with the review yet, it should apply separately for a deferment as the appeal itself was not an excuse for delaying the execution of a court order, lawmaker and barrister Ronny Tong Ka-wah SC said.

 

"If [Exco] respects the court ruling, it should make an application to the High Court, asking for respite in execution," Tong said.

 

The council decided on its move after considering legal advice and served a notice of appeal to the broadcaster yesterday, the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said. The listed HKTV acknowledged receipt of the notice and said it was seeking legal advice, according to a document filed with the stock exchange.

 

On April 24, Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung wrote in his judgment that when the government rejected HKTV's application, it failed to follow a 1998 pro-competition policy stipulating the number of free-television licences should not be limited.

 

Au noted Exco opened up the market by adopting a "gradual and orderly approach", awarding licences to only PCCW's Hong Kong Television Entertainment and iCable's Fantastic Television in October 2013.

 

Based on that premise, he said, the government had ranked the three applicants instead of assessing their individual merits.

 

The official explanation then was that the city might not be able to sustain three new players alongside TVB and ATV.

 

The judge wrote: "I agree that HKTV had a legitimate expectation that its licence ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Tuesday May 19, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg     Ali Lee (李佳芯) and Tony Hung (洪永城) were filming location shooting for new series, Good Morning, Boss (波士早晨) in Sai Kung (西貢) Town. In the series, Ali acted as a secretary and frequently tortured by her boss, Tony who complained he was bullied in the reality. Ali then exposed he was a narcissist: "At most, I said he followed the camera all day and always showed his chok look at the camera."

Ali expressed that Tony had many ideas about kissing scenes but it was not realistic: "There was a scene we needed to answer after the intimate action and some things were unnecessary. It was annoying when he had many funny ideas, while Ben Wong (黃智賢) was more realistic." Tony laughed and said: "Before the filming, I had many filming ideas such as the bed overturned when in the yacht but the director rejected it eventually." He also praised Ali was obedient and will made fun of her at times.

When asked if their flirting will incurred the jealousy of his rumoured girlfriend, Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), Tony replied he was not worried, while Ali supported him: "I assume that is his way of communication and he is very friendly. (Creating rumours?) In fact, there is rumours when filming the series as he had his ways with women."

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
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Tuesday May 19, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     After Gigi Leung (梁詠琪) gave birth to her daughter for more than two months. Five days ago, Gigi Leung attended an event and expressed that her daughter changed her chinese name to Sofia (祈淑菲). Gigi felt that the name was presentable and said: "Because the name is Spanish English name and called Sofia. We did not find a master and what matters most is presentable."

Gigi Leung continued that she was breastfeeding now, her breast cup and leg size were increased too. All her undergarments and shoes needed to change and Gigi had no intention lose weight due to breastfeeding.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: Admin @ Asian E-News Portal
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Tuesday May 19, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Artiste Ekin Cheng (鄭伊健), Edmond Leung (梁漢文), Wilfred Lau (劉浩龍) and others attended an event together at Causeway Bay and Ekin expressed he will visit different cinema theatres for the thank-you activities. When asked if he will help the audiences to check with next movie theme, Ekin said: "Not afraid of exciting after asking it, as nobody expects me to film different movie theme."

Asked if he will work together with his wife, Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧) and good friend, Shu Qi (舒淇), Ekin replied he needed to see the script first: "Everyone wants to act if the script is OK. (No problem to film as couple?) No thoughts about it. (Now?) Shall answer you next time. (Minded to film together?) Not really but must see if it is really required. I feel it is better not to film together." He added he wished to work and play together with colleagues in Singapore and Malaysia.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
http://www.asian-enews-portal.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday May 19, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg     Artiste Him Law (羅仲謙), Moses Chan (陳豪), Whitney Hui (許亦妮), Vivien Yeo (楊秀惠) and others were filming the new series, Trendsetter (潮流教主) in Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀). When asked if he was afraid of rumours working together with Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) again, Him said: "I should be relieved after the previous incident, as it was considered old rumours." He added they were colleagues and unnecessary to avoid in relationship scenes." As if there was any intimate scenes, Him said: "Nope based on reading the script so far. (Did your girlfriend, Tavia Yeung (楊怡) visit you during filming?) She is working. (She is not worried?) I have no worry." Him explained it was hard to avoid the rumours and when mentioned TVB renewed its licence for another 12 years successfully, he expressed he was looking forward to the company's future developments: "Hope to act different roles in TVB and will show my efforts to the audiences."

As for Whitney Hui, she expressed she was nervous as it had been 8 to 9 months since she last filmed series. When asked if filming series was to rebut the 'frozen' rumours, Whitney replied she applied leave from TVB to help her family's business: "We are doing food business and I really want to learn. I did not work after beauty pageant and my family wanted me to try working in food business. I love acting and doing business and working has its own pleasure." But she emphasised working in TVB was her priority: "I plan to get teeth braces after filming the series as I wish to ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Petrina Fung Bo Bo returned to the silver screen after a decade in the Clifton Ko Chi Sum directed family comedy WONDER MAMA (MA MI HUP). Her son Chiu Kai Chung was the film's assistant director, but he did not like to tell others that he was Fung Bo Bo's son. He did not want to rely on his mother to develop in this business. Thus Sister Bo Bo could only respect her son's wishes and saw this time as a present to her son.

Sister Bo Bo two days ago with this film's other actors Susan Shaw Yam Yam and BabyJohn Choi Hong Yik spoke to the press. Sister Bo Bo revealed that her son has always been working with Ko Chi Sum with advertising and editing. This Ko Chi Sum's film has already been brewing for four years, but at the time she was in Hong Kong. When she was in Hong Kong her son asked her to meet with Ko Chi Sum. She said, "This time I took the role not because of my son. Actually my son doesn't like to tell other people that he is Fung Bo Bo's son, so this time I stated that I won't work with him. Usually the assistant director would direct the dialogue, but I ask for Ko Chi Sum to do that for me. (Why?) It doesn't feel right to me, but Sister Yam Yam thought I was being old fashioned!" Sister Yam Yam admitted that Sister Bo ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Gregory Wong Chung Hiu, Justin Cheung Kin Sing and Coffee Lam Chin Yu starred new film IMPRISONED: SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR RICH AND PRODIGAL (YUT YUK YUT SAI GAI) earlier held an advanced screening. The original creator Siu Sing No brought over 300 fans to show their support. Wong Chung Hiu said about the great reviews, "This time I am very encouraged to see the online response. This film has made us very proud."

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Artist Frankie Lam Man Lung earlier secretly invested in the "comic book god father" Tony Wong Yuk Long invested film company. As a boss he earlier led the company artists to a promotional photo shoot, including boss Wong Yuk Lam and Rachel Lam Hei Tung, Ai Wai, Dexter Young Tin King and new comer Pink Chan Man Ping. Man Lung said that he has known Wong Yuk Long and Lam Hei Tung for awhile and together they were full of confidence. Did his wife Kenix Kwok Ho Ying give him any suggestion? He said, "Two heads are better than one, better ideas would come from more communication. (Would you sign your wife too?) That means I have to sign my daughter (Lam Tin Yuek) because they are twins, two in one and can't be separated. Since the birth of my daughter, I have tried to spend my time in Hong Kong."

Wong Yuk Long revealed that the company will invest seven figures on a horror film with a top Mainland star. He even described his rumored girlfriend and partner Rachel as "multi-talented and willing to take risk".

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Monday May 18, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Recently, Mainland China artiste Vicki Zhao's (趙薇) popularity increased after the broadcasting of the series, Tiger Mom (虎媽貓爸) and the rating was considered good. She expressed that although she did not film series for several years, there was no strange feeling as the attitude was the same for filming series and movies. The only difference was she did not film series in Beijing for a long time and many of her friends visited Vicki Zhao with snacks during filming.

When mentioned about the parents sacrificed everything for their child in the series, Vicki Zhao objected it: "I do not agree the parent should live for their child and create the best learning practice, education and environment for them, but need to train the child's independence and adapt to the society." Vicki Zhao also disclosed she will not be filming series for a few years later as she had already accepted several movies. She predicted that she will be taking a break around 2 years after filming Johnnie To's (杜琪峯) new movie.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
http://www.asian-enews-portal.blogspot.com/

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