1126-00282-001b1.jpg?t=1416972548902Two days ago Gong Li leaves Taiwan with a smile, then her manager issues a statement1126-00282-001b2.jpg?t=1416972537418Chen Shiang-Chyi wins by one vote1126-00282-001b3.jpg?t=14169725072781126-00282-001b4.jpg?t=1416972504151Gong Li fans blast Joan Chen
courtesy of on.cc20141126fp01.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com_26maz1.jpgGong Li is upset about "falling off" the Golden Horse, blasting the event as unprofessional and unfair_26MA002_.jpgChen Shiang-Chyi's surprise Golden Horse Best Actress award leads to trouble
_26MA008_.jpgShu Kei on facebook calls Gong Li shortsighted_26MA007_.jpgShu Kei_26MA003_.jpgStephen Fung, Joan Chen, Aaron Kwok all voted for Gong Li, but she still lost.  Joan Chen was wrongly accused of blackballing Gong Li.  The ancient dispute rumors claimed that A SOUL HAUNTED BY A PAINTING originally wanted Joan Chen but gave the opportunity to Gong Li, and Chen's RED ROSE, WHITE ROSE Golden Horse Best Actress winning role originally was Gong Li's._26MA005_.jpgGong Li's COMING HOME character is highly difficult.  The jury says that hers is the textbook perfect acting._26MA006_.jpgChen Shiang-Chyi's EXIT performance is reserved and detailed, displaying a hard to grasp aura
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This year's Golden Horse Award has come to an end. The pre race favorite Gong Li was unable to become the Golden Horse Best Actress with the film COMING HOME. She even lost to Taiwan actress Chen Shiang-Chyi by one vote. Gong Li's manager yesterday not only called this award unprofessional but also said that she will never attend again.

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The 35 year old Zhang Ziyi and boyfriend Wang Feng's relationship has been stable and wedding rumors have become frequent. Two days ago Zhang Ziyi promoted her film THE CROSSING (TAI PING LUN) in Guangzhou. When she saw in the film she and Tong Dawei held their child despite all the difficulties for a family photo, she lamented that she too long for a family life. She said that her ideal life was to be with her parents and child and live happily. When will she wed Wang Feng? She followed the momentum and rushed Wang Feng. "It should be soon, I am not getting any younger."

Zhang Ziyi has bought advanced tickets for THE CROSSING and GONE WITH THE BULLETS. She said, "Mr. Wang will definitely watch too." She said that she definitely would book a screening of her own film for her family and friends, which was also her happiest moment. Zhang Ziyi in recent years have moved her center of focus back to the Mainland. She said that Hollywood provided Chinese actors limited opportunities. Back when she was lucky to run into the production team of MEMOIR OF A GEISHA. She said that she has already been given Hollywood scripts, currently one script is tempting her but she has not completely confirmed it yet.


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1126-00282-017b1.jpg?t=1416972094976Carlos Chan and Michelle Wai say their kiss scene feels like incest
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Artists Venus Wong Man Yik, Michelle Wai Si Nga and Carlos Chan Ka Lok last night attendd their film UNEXPECTED RELATIONSHIPS SOCIETY (OI MEI BUT MING GUAN HAI YIN GAU HOK WUI) charity screening. Rumored couples Wai Si Nga and Chan Ka Lok attended together. Being called "not avoiding dating publicly", Wai Si Nga said that he was like a little brother to her and revealed that Chan Ka Lok not only knew many members of the opposite sex but also was very lucky with people. When Wai Si Nga was asked if she could accept a relationship with a younger man, Chan Ka Lok cut in. "I will answer for her. She accepts relationships with younger men but she doesn't accept me!" She also joked that if they had kiss scenes they felt like incest.

Once rumored to be at odds with director Heiward Mak Hei Yan, Wong Man Yik dispelled the rumor with action. At the event she and Director Mak chatted and laughed. She said that they only changed collaboration format.


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The film I SELL LOVE (FAN MAI OI)'s actors including Pakho Chau and Rose Chan Ka Wun two nights ago attended an audience appreciation event. Pakho said that next year he will make even more movies, with romance, comedy and Lunar New Year films. He said, "Every character is a challenge. My acting experience is still thin, I will do my homework. I watched many of my favorite (Stephen) Chow Sing Chi film, sometimes when I thought of lines from Sing Yeh's films I would laugh." He also pointed out that comedy was harder to play than romance. Was he worried that his performance would not be funny? He said, "I would trust the director, like in the film GUILTY (SEI FEI) I had to be completely naked and curse so I left everything to the director." As for his colleague Shiga Lin Si Nga's relationship, he congratulated her but they rarely talked about personal lives.

Chan Ka Wun was supposedly dating Michael Wai Chi Ho. She denied the rumor. "We are just friends. When I go to dinner with a group of people, others would always call the men around me boyfriends. I am only 22, how can I be dating him for as many years as written. I don't understand it. Now I have to focus on work. If I have to choose a boyfriend I would choose someone like Pakho Chau in the film, a guy who can make me change." She pointed out that she went to many audience appreciation events at the cinemas and discovered that teachers bringing students to the ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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1125-00282-057b1.jpg?t=1416894405800courtesy of on.cc_25MC004_.jpgSammo Hung is very pleased with how hard work his disciple Eddie Peng is _25MC005_.jpgEddie Peng kowtows to Sammo Hung to officially become his disciple
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The film RISE OF THE LEGEND (WONG FEI HUNG ji YING HUNG YAU MUNG) earlier promoted in Shanghai. Sammo Hung Kam Bo announced that he has accepted Eddie Peng Yu-Yen as a disciple. Peng Yu-Yen privately called Hung Kam Bo god father. Hung Kam Bo said, "Not just with action, for any scene that I have, how the cell motivate every punch and kick I would speak to him. He is a very hard working young man. Because he is willing to work he achieves 90%, this point is very amazing, I am very pleased." Peng Yu-Yen said that in a fight scene in the fire, the set was hot and exhausting, before the shoot he kept practicing in hopes of completing it successfully. He was afraid that he would disappoint the elders with any bad take.


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1125-00282-045b4.jpg?t=14168945745901125-00282-045b5.jpg?t=1416894570675courtesy of on.cc_25MC007_.jpgAndy Lau is the surprise guest award presenter in Malaysia.  According to Malaysian media, he even secretly brings his wife and daughter to the event.  Last night only Wa Jai returned to Hong Kong.

_25MC008_.jpgWa Jai personally goes to Malaysia to present awards to Law Lan and Lau Kong, which made them very happy and touched_25mc201.jpgTavia Yeung and Law Chung Him return to Hong Kong on the same flight but deliberately exit through different gates.  Law Chung Him denies that he proposed as career comes first, while Tavia Yeung says that she needs her parents' approval to wed.  She will tell everyone when she does_25MC010_.jpgRoger Kwok wins the Malaysia Best Actor for the third time, however he is only 50% confident about the TVB Anniversary Award_25MC011_.jpgCharmaine Sheh won Best Actress in Singapore and Malaysia, her chances should be rather high._25MC009_.jpgRoger Kwok and Charmaine Sheh
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Andy Lau Tak Wa two nights ago appeared in Malaysia to attend the TVB Malaysia Astro Awards 2014. Wa Jai was a guest presenter as he presented "Starlight Achievement Awards" to Lau Kong and Helena Law Lan to thunderous applause from the audience.

The trio later spoke with Cable Entertainment. Wa Jai said that the event earlier contacted him in hopes that he would record a video. Yet he felt if he personally appeared, he and they would be happier. In addition he has ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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1125-00282-002b1.jpg?t=14168959858011125-00282-004b1.jpg?t=1416895936071Charlene Choi suggests for Raymond Lam to take the co-workers to dinner1125-00282-004b2.jpg?t=1416895932701Michael Miu1125-00282-004b3.jpg?t=1416895921842Niki Chow laments that she only played sister to Raymond Fung1125-00282-004b4.jpg?t=1416895917910Sandra Ng
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Chong welcome Raymond Lam_25MA007_.jpgTelevision series producers Lau Ka Ho and Mui Siu Wai_25MA017_.jpgStephen Chan congratulated Raymond Lam on "switching clubs" _25MA006_.jpgBoss Albert Yeung
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Raymond Lam Fung officially joins Emperor Entertainment. Last night a press conference was held. Aside from boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing and executives Mani Fok Man Hei, Ng Yu and Albert Lee, Emperor's top star Joey Yung Cho Yi even presented a giant balloon that read "LF X EEG" to him. Yeung Sau Sing even invited directors Yuen Woo Ping, Benny Chan Muk Sing, Derek Kwok Chi Kin and Felix Chong Man Kei to show support for Lam Fung's film development.

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ATV's licence in jeopardy: lawyer


Source:  SCMP




ATV's licence to broadcast is in severe doubt, a court heard yesterday, with the industry's regulator telling bosses at the troubled station it was inclined to tell the government not to grant a renewal due to poor management and unsatisfactory performance.


The Communications Authority's views, shown in a draft of its recommendation sent to the station on September 5, were revealed to the Court of First Instance by counsel for Antenna Investments, a major shareholder in ATV. The licence expires at the end of next year, with the final decision resting with the chief executive and Executive Council.


Antenna is suing the station over allegations of poor management and is urging the court to appoint an independent supervisor to oversee the station.


Chua Guan-hock SC, for Antenna, read part of the authority's letter to the court. In it, the watchdog alleges that the station's corporate governance is deficient and that there are no proper checks and balances on the board. It says overall unsatisfactory performance also contributed to its likely decision.


Chua said Antenna had no idea what Wong Ching, the mainland businessman who is ATV's major investor, was thinking.


On the one hand, he told the court, Wong had arranged HK$3 billion in funding for the station this year to prepare for the licence renewal; on the other, Wong had demanded the station repay a loan of HK$1.09 billion within a month or he would wind it up. The company lost HK$378 million and had liabilities of more than HK$1 billion, the court heard.


"He is playing a game with the [authority] and he goes to the court to play a game with you," Chua said, addressing judge Mr Justice Jonathan Harris.


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HKTV launches after a year of controversy


Source:  Time Out Hong Kong




HKTV has finally made its long-awaited debut online. Arthur Tam goes outside the box and finds out what it means for the future of television in our city


Besides being a hub for the finance, fashion and film industries over the years, Hong Kong also has a proud history in TV. The city’s thriving television scene has been an undying source of cultural influence – both locally and internationally. It’s nothing short of amazing that a small territory with a market of just seven million people can regularly produce TV shows with budgets similar to those made in the US that have a market of more than 300 million people. Ever since the conception of HK’s first free-to-air station, TVB, which launched on November 19, 1967, we’ve been producing quality programming that not only reaches local viewers but has also, over the years, expanded to audiences in Malaysia, the USA, Australia, Canada, the UK, Thailand, Singapore, Macau and New Zealand. Not bad for a TV station that, for the past 47 years, has been producing original Cantonese (only the third most widely spoken Chinese dialect) shows.


It may be a proud, colourful history but, of late, there’s been a considerable amount of public discontent aimed at TVB. Some say it’s gone stale and that shows are bland. Others claim it has a monopoly over the industry, despite the existence of stations like PCCW, i-Cable, ATV and RTHK. They say these networks can’t compete with TVB. And, to top it all off, TVB has also been criticised for self-censorship, especially in relation to its coverage of the recent heated protests.


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Charlene Choi's fans donate 2000kg rice instead of presents for her birthday   COPY2.jpg 10729298_269887499875332_162900310_n.jpg 928019_349378881907766_1425520979_n.jpg   Source: EEG Translation: mutts @ >http://asianfanatics.net   Charlene Choi celebrated her 32nd birthday on November 22. Previously when she had an opening in her schedule, she celebrated her birthday in advance with over 200 Hong Kong and overseas fans. Charlene has always wanted to be able to do more good deeds and help vulnerable families. As a result, for her birthday gathering this year, fans answered Charlene's appeal and decided not to give flowers and presents. Instead, they used this money to buy rice and gave it to charities in need. At the beginning of the birthday gathering, the charity organization representative accepted the rice voucher from Charlene and expressed their great appreciation.   In order to give their idol a birthday surprise, fans specially asked EEG staff about the food Charlene likes and prepared a "Braised pork with bean curd rice + Chinese vegetable" design cake. Upon seeing the cake, Charlene who was so astonished that she could not bear to cut the cake. After singing the birthday song, 14 lucky fans who were chosen from a draw played games with Charlene.   Soon after, Charlene brought out her own personal items to sell for charity, with all proceeds going to the rice donation. With everyone's combined effort, they together donated over 45 000 meals. Charlene expressed, "Thank you to all the "Little Silly Sa's" who came today and helped celebrate this "Big Silly Sa's" birthday in advance. I never thought that my birthday was this significant. Thank you to everyone for putting my words into action! Today, we together donated 2000 kg of rice, which will be ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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