The cast of "I have a Date with Spring"- Myolie Wu, Michael Tse, Elena Kong, Eddie Kwan etc attended the press conference in Shanghai the other day. They will be acting on Raymond To's classic workpiece "I have a Date with Spring" again.
As it has been a long time since Myolie, Michael and Eddie acted in stage play, they simultaneously expressed that the artistes' acting skills and expressions were unable to escape from audiences' eyes. Hence, it was very challenging to them especially remembering the script.
As "I have a Date with Spring" is a classic stage play, Myolie admitted that she is under a lot of pressure as the main lead but felt very honoured to accept the challenge. She hopes to bring different feelings to the audiences.
The Communications Authority (CA) has handed a fine of HK$150,000 to Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB) for indirect advertising during an annual awards show aired late last year. The regulator said it received complaints from the public against product placement by TVB Jade channel on December 13 during the “TV Awards Presentation 2015″ show 萬千星輝頒獎典禮2015).
During the telecast, TVB aired a clip that showed its artists eating fried chicken and beverages out of containers that clearly the displayed the brand name and logo of a fast-food chain. The clip, which lasted about one minute and 12 seconds, was seen as an indirect promotion for KFC, one of the sponsors of the show. Announcing the fine Tuesday, the CA said it found no editorial justification for TVB to run the footage, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported.
Airing a clip that showed a group of well-groomed actors and actresses eating fried chicken, with the program hosts praising the food and repeatedly calling it a “good treat”, was inappropriate, the regulator said, adding that it amounted to blatant promotion of a sponsor’s products. As it is not the first time that TVB has violated the ordinance related to the General Code of Practice of Television, a stiff fine was warranted, the CA said.
Responding to the ruling, TVB issued a statement late Tuesday, calling the regulator’s conclusion on indirect advertising in the program “unreasonable and erroneous”. The TV station said it had received two conflicting rulings on indirect advertising from CA. One case pertained to a clip that showed artists eating pizza during the “TVB 48th Anniversary Gala” (萬千星輝賀台慶) show on November 19, 2015, while the other related to consumption of fried chicken during the Dec. 13 TV awards show, it said. TVB said the presentation in both cases was identical, but the ruling on the fried chicken was a fine of HK$150,000 while the complaint related to pizza was found unjustified.
The broadcaster said it has “no choice but to seek a court interpretation by way of judicial review” on CA’s latest ruling, as the watchdog “has been adopting an inconsistent and arbitrary approach in enforcing the provisions of the codes governing indirect advertising and product placement”. TVB also said that it has been requesting the CA to review the inconsistent yardstick for some time, but has not had any success.
Responding to the criticism, the CA said its rulings were not contradictory, but were instead based on the content and nature of the programs under assessment. It said it had invited TVB twice to submit suggestions regarding the General Code of Practice of Television but has never heard back from the TV station. It is deeply regrettable that TVB has decided to initiate legal proceedings, the regulator said, adding that it will respond according to its existing procedures.
J-pop idol Mayu Tomita was waiting to perform at a concert venue in Tokyo when she was attacked by a male fan. The disgruntled fan reportedly was furious when the 20-year-old singer refused a gift from him. The attacker allegedly stabbed Mayu over twenty times, with the popstar receiving nearly two dozen wounds to her neck and chest.
Police in Tokyo arrested Tomohiro Iwazaki, a 27-year-old man, at the scene. Mr Iwazaki allegedly ambushed Ms Tomita after she returned a gift he had sent, with reports claiming he told police: "I lost my temper because she clearly didn't answer." A blood-covered knife was seized at the scene.
Mayu, a member of the girl band AKB48, has yet to regain consciousness. In a chilling twist, the popstar is believed to have complained to police about being stalked by a fan, thought to be Tomohiro. Messages from a Twitter account, allegedly from Tomohiro, were sent to Mayu, with one sent in February reading: "I will never forget that I was looked down upon by you." According to the Japan Times, Mayu's Twitter account received a message the following month reading: "It would be radical to kill just because (someone was) rejected by a girl."
Mayu is a kenkyuusei, or apprentice, of the idol group AKB48, a hugely popular band which contains nearly 150 members. A kenkyuusei performs in place of a band member if they cannot attend a concert, and becomes an official member if another girl leaves. AKB48 have previously been exposed to violence from fans. In 2014, group members Rina Kawaei and Anna Iriyama were attacked by a 24-year-old man with a handsaw at a meet and greet event.
Charmaine Sheh filmed many action scenes in Wong Jing's new series "Casino Heroes" in Shenzhen and was branded as 'Easily hurt woman '. She hurt her arm and her fingers were red and swollen and it became a 'Braised trotter' as a result.
Thus, Charmaine returned to Hong Kong to see the doctor and went for X-ray in order to relieve her mind. She accepted an interview from ON.CC and said: "I am fine but hurt my arm after filming action scene. I am alright now after seeing the doctor in Hong Kong. Thank you for the concern." Subsequently on Weibo, Charmaine shared photo of herself having dinner with ex TVB film producer, Jonathan Chik and another photo of reading script. She left a message: "Returning to my reading script world!"
Esther Kwan was at the airport today, she is travelling to Nepal to see the re-building work after the disaster. As the ambassador of the charity organisation for children. she expressed it was her first time to Nepal which was an unfamiliar place to her. The purpose of this trip is to analyse the seriousness of the situation after earthquake and explain the eye care protection to the children.
When asked if she prepared anything, Esther said: "There are insects and air pollution and I must take with me the insect repellent and mask. I am also taking cup noodles and remember not to use my left hand to touch the children's head."
Asking if she was on the verge of tears, Esther said: "Yes and I will be going to the area where earthquake happened before. I felt very sad when reading the news earlier. (Bringing your daughter along?) She is only 10 years old and says she wants to come along but it is bad timing at the moment, maybe next time when the opportunity arises. (The whole family next time?) Nope, if the whole family comes along, the child might think it is a vacation." She added her husband, Nick Cheung told her to be extra careful in unfamiliar places.