Source: Mingpao
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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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Tuesday April 15, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: MingPao
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/





"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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The Hong Kong actress relates the story of her first love and how she unknowingly became 'the other woman' and even hid in the closet







Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung, who is currently focused on taking care of her two sons, recently told the story of her first relationship during a media interview, and admitted that she was unknowingly the third party in the relationship.

'It was the first time I broke up '“ I was very sad, because my boyfriend at that time was actually already attached and he didn't tell me,'¯ she confessed.

She added that once, his girlfriend actually came to his place while she was there. 'He then hid me in the closet. I even witnessed them being intimate, it reminded me of Edmond Leung's song 'Hiding in the closet','¯ she said.

However, despite feeling cheated, Cecilia did not want to hurt anyone, and thus did not emerge from the closet. 'I saw him trying to get the girl to leave, but she didn't really want to. I pitied her, and stayed in the closet for half an hour and nearly fell asleep.'¯

Cecilia went on and said that as a woman grows older, her views on romance changes. 'When you are 28 or 29, you'll feel like settling down and starting a family. You may originally think of finding Prince Charming, but when you find someone who can take care of you, you'd realise that you wouldn't need to worry anymore,'¯ she said.

Men, on the other hand, only mature when they are much older, she continued. 'That's why I want to find someone who's in his 40s!'¯ she added. 'Though I'm used to being single, sometimes I do get a ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Hong Kong singer G.E.M Tang rose to popularity after her stellar performance in Chinese singing competition I Am A Singer 2, in which she clinched second place. Her autograph session and fan meet in Hong Kong two days ago attracted some 200 fans.

She was greeted with an enthusiastic group of fans upon her return to Hong Kong. However, many of her ex-boyfriend Yoga Lin's fans speculated that she had deliberately arranged for these people to be there, to create hype.

When reporters mentioned Yoga, G.E.M expressed her disdain at speaking about him, and replied candidly that she does not want to hear about anything related to him. She emphasised that her recent comments made online, which were widely seen as criticisms on Yoga's flaws, were simply her own personal thoughts at that time, and felt that there was no need to explain her actions to everyone.

When asked her earnings increased after rising to fame, she replied evasively: 'Whenever I get the cheque from my company, I'll pass it to my mum to manage, so I don't really know how much it is.'¯

On the other hand, Yoga, who was in Hong Kong to promote his concert, was less antagonistic towards his former lover.

Responding to rumours that he is a playboy and a flirt, after being romantically linked with another celebrity besides G.E.M some time ago, he said: '(The news) doesn't matter. What's important is that there's good music to be shared with fans, and I hope that my music can be an emotional support to everyone when they are down.'¯






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A sponsor of the Hong Kong Film Award for the fourth year in a row, the Swiss brand Piaget two nights ago provided jewelry to 23 artists and won many artists' praise. When Best Actor Nick Cheung Ka Fai accepted his award, he wore a 18K rose gold watch that was worth over HK$220,000 that shared the moment of joy with him.

Last year's Best Actress Miriam Yeung Chin Wa was the Best Actor presenter, she changed in another evening gown and wore Piaget Limelight 18K platinum diamond bracelet watch with rings, earrings and others that were worth HK$2.5 million. Best Actress nominee Nina Paw Hee Ching's ordinary person image was memorable, but two nights ago with the support of Piaget jewelry displayed her elegant side. Olivia Cheng Man Nga also received Piaget jewelry sponsorship. In red she had quite a history with the Hong Kong Film Award because the "Hong Kong Film Award Goddess" was based on her figure!

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courtesy of on.cccourtesy of singtao.comSimon Yam declines to work on a film in the snow againcourtesy of mingpao.com
Simon Yam Tat Wa suffered while making THE ICEMAN 3D (3D BING FUNG HUP: CHUNG SUN JI MOON). The most painful was the week on the Changbai Mountain location shoot in the Mainland. He thought that the leather armor, pants and gloves would be able to withstand the 20 degrees below zero Celsius temperature. He did not expect the leather to stiff up in the chill and lose its warming function.

"I tried many ways to stay warm, for example wrapping my entire body in plastic wrap like a mummy and wearing scuba diving suit underneath. Nothing worked. With the plastic wrap, after sweating my entire body became even colder. In the end I put over 50 heating pads all over my body. Now even the sight of snow scares me, I won't shoot in anywhere with snow again." He said that THE ICEMAN took two years to shoot, thus two movies were made in one breath.

Donnie Yen Chi Tan earlier host his armor unveiling, the 7 feet of armor frightened him. Yam Tat Wa said, "As he got older he shrank, actually the armor was only made for the display. People in the past used to be giants, this wasn't the costume used."

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Nick Cheung Ka Fai two nights ago attended the Hong Kong Film Award and walked the red carpet in red pants, black jacket and a bow tie. This snazzy look won him the Best Dressed award. When the award was announced, Ka Fai was no less surprised that when he was announced the Best Actor. However, yesterday someone online felt that Ka Fai's look was very familiar, actually Mickey Mouse once had this look. No wonder everyone praised it!

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courtesy of on.cccourtesy of singtao.comDespite not winning Best Actor, Tony Leung Chiu Wai still attends THE GRANDMASTER celebrationAt THE GRANDMASTER celebration, Best Supporting Actor Max Zhang, Best Director Wong Kar Wai and Best Actress Zhang Ziyi pose with the film's 12 awardsBefore the race Sammi Cheng already predicts that she would not win, so she dresses up for the red carpet instead.
courtesy of mingpao.comZhang Ziyi with the film THE GRANDMASTER (YUT DOI JUNG SI) won Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Award. The film has brought her 9 Best Actress awards. She should be excited but instead she celebrated her Best Actress award with a "grim look". Two nights ago after the award show ended she followed THE GRANDMASTER (YUT DOI JUNG SI) team to Carina Lau Ka Ling's restaurant to celebrate, when she faced the cameras she still was able to maintain a smile. Yet after a rushed electronic media interview director Wong Kar Wai and Best Supporting Actor Max Zhang Jin, her face suddenly turned grim as she darted through the print media interviews to decline interviews. She did not even pay any attention to Wong Kar Wai, who she gave a special thanks on the stage. She continued to turn a deaf ear and charged, leaving only Wong Kar Wai and Zhang Jin to handle the print media.

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Zhang Ziyi happily reprises the award pose
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Zhang Ziyi with THE GRANDMASTER (YUT DOI JUNG SI) won 9 Best Actress awards. Although she did not have much expression when she faced the Hong Kong media, but with the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress award in her hand she still could not hide her excitement. She posted on a happy photo of her with the award in her hand and even posed like the statue on the award. She also kissed the award and looked very pleased! She posted, "Please believe that when you occasionally fall, as long as you are still on the road, those who travel with you will help you up and continue on! I am grateful!"

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