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Friday, September 10, 2010

Karena Lam is Indeed Pregnant and Even Married

Earlier Karena Lam is said that she is in love with a married man, director Steve Yuen, and is harming Yuen's family. She even "disappeared" after attending to a public event in March 18. Then recently someone witnessed her doing pregnancy check ups in a Canadian hospital. Yesterday the "male lead" of the story Steve Yuen Kim Wai finally stood up and accepted an interview, personally explaining his relationship with Karena. He admitted they already get married this year in Canada and she is indeed pregnant. Yuen stressed Karena is not the third wheel in his previous marriage and they started dating after his divorce. The following is the conversation between Yuen and reporter.

Yuen: Y / Reporter: R

Y: I think we must account everything. In fact I feel some reports are inaccurate, especially about my ex-wife. We already divorced for a while. Her personality is very calm and gentle, absolutely not like how magazines reported, and this is something I want to clear up the most, because these reports aren't fair to her. The truth is not like that. Karena is not the third wheel. We're married now and everything is done step by step. Karena and I developed our relationship in a regular procedure. We started dating after I divorced my ex-wife.

R: It's said Karena moved into the same building as you in order to pursue you, and your ex-wife told reporters don't bring up Karena in front of her?

Y: No such thing! It's too exaggerating. Karena and I are very low-profile. We never thought of hiding anything. We just want to be low-profile because there are happy events at home.

R: When did you get married?

Y: This year. We held a wedding in Canada. We didn't do anything extravagant and just had dinner with family and very good friends. Showbiz people didn't participate.

R: Would Karena return to work after giving birth?

Y: Depends on her.

R: Don't you want Karena to take care of the baby?

Y: Of course!

R: Boy or girl?

Y: Don't know yet.

R: Afraid the baby is stingy?

Y: Don't know this type of things.

R: Like boy better or girl better?

Y: Haha! Don't try to make me leak out any more information!

R: Giving birth in November?

Y: Don't want to talk too much about it.

R: Giving birth in Canada?

Y: Yes!

R: How come you aren't accompanying Karena in Canada?

Y: So many things to do in Hong Kong. Many people in her family are taking care of her.

R: Are Karena and the baby in good condition?

Y: Very good! Thanks for you concern.

Source: Oriental Daily / Translation: KAY @ Kay's Entertainment

ATV Complains Monopoly Abuse, BA to Conduct Thorough Investigation On TVB

TVB has dominated the television industry for over 40 years, the "monopolist" is challenged again. The Broadcasting Authority (BA) has recently completed the preliminary investigations on TVB's monopoly based on ATV's allegations. Yesterday BA announced their decision to perform a thorough investigation on TVB's dominance abuse and violation of fair competition. The BA investigations leads to another turmoil that TVB has to face. It was understood that ATV's complaint directing concrete allegations on TVB triggered BA's first anti-monopoly investigation. The allegations includes [Chen Sheng] and three other Taiwanese singers suddenly canceling to attend an ATV promotion August 2009 and while attending an ATV promotion for a fundraising plan, Eric Tsang suddenly backs out.

ATV's attack on TVB started June 2009. ATV's CEO (Wu King Ying) at the time criticized a free TV station's monopoly at the BA hearing and then fired again at the LegCo that there is a TV station setting unwritten rules, making it difficult for ATV to find artists and singers willing to collaborate with them. BA's President (Ho Pui Him)accepted ATV's formal complaint and that the matter will be taken seriously.

Then ATV sent a letter to BA complaining that a free television station, name was not given, had 5 violations including an unreasonable monopoly contract stating that some artists could not appear on ATV, "anyone going on an ATV program will be shut out" as a regulation. Some artists from ATV's outsourced TV dramas are contracted with a certain television station that does not allow them to broadcast Cantonese soundtracks and requested the advertisers to not advertise on ATV. ATV was not allowed to obtain the broadcast rights to RTHK's 'Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Awards' and 'Hong Kong Connection'.

It was understood that ATV also submitted concrete 'violations' to the authorities August 2009 - Taiwnese singers Bobby Chen, Phil Chang and Huang Pin Yuan initially agreed to go on ATV's promotion for Three Good Men Sings Good Love Songs Concert, but suddenly used "does not fit schedule" to cancel their attendance. The second violation was Eric Tsang promised to go on ATV's charity show, but then after the cancellation, suddenly "it was not convenient" for Eric to appear on ATV and wanted ATV to change the plans to film him at an outdoor location instead. The other three violations were related to TVB's "one show a year" contract trying to tie the artists up so they can't appear on ATV and therefore weakens ATV's room for competition: "on the surface it seems to be an agreement, but it gives invisible pressure that forces to have no choice."

Ada Choi's series forced to be dubbed.

Also, ATV has many outsourced TV dramas with famous artists, like King of Gambling stars Ada Choi, Chilam Cheung and Chapman To. Because they have contracts with TVB, they cannot appear on ATV's promotional events. Ada is also a TVB contracted artist and her actual voice cannot be broadcast, so ATV has no choice but to dub it, which will affect the TV ratings. Yesterday Chapman responded and praised that Taiwanese artists had a more healthy system, artists can appear on many different television stations, a healthy competition. As a viewer, should support anti-monopoly and have more options.

Yesterday BA announced that Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) is suspected of dominance abuse and this anti-monopoly behavior is violation of the BA Regulations Article XIV. The preliminary investigation has been completed. After the BA looked over the preliminary investigation results and advice from an independent consultant, it has been decided that a full investigation will be done and requires licensees and other stakeholders to provide more information about the complaint, for BA to make a final decision. However, BA said that at this stage, the suspected corporation should not break the accusation that has already been established.

LegCo Information Technology and Broadcasting Panel VP (Lee Wing Tat) expressed that involved artists will be ask to provide more detail information: "We have to see if there really is a TVB 'one show a year' contract. If there really is one, then it is possible that TVB is violating fair competition." Also, an investigation is a good thing because it is important to have options, increase the future free TV stations and have fair competition in order to improve the quality of TV shows.

Source: Oriental Daily / Translation: aZnangel @ asianuniverse

Joyce Tang Won't Avoid Derek Kwok

Earlier Joyce Tang accidentally sprained her left ankle, but yesterday she still attended the opening ceremony to a Chinese Herbal Tea store wearing 6 inch heels. She expressed that she sprained her ankle a week ago, her left foot was very swollen. At first it swell so much she wasn't able to wear any of the shoes she has at home. Asked why she's wearing such high heels? She said: "No choice, I have to work. I've been wearing 6 inch heels for the last few days. (Seen a doctor yet?) Not yet. Tonight I will go, ready to get yelled at by my doctor."

Joyce expressed that she's a career-minded, a workaholic, so she's not in a rush to have a love life. Asked if she's been frightened too much that she doesn't dare to start a relationship? She asked back: "No, what? I am fine." She stressed that she won't avoid Derek Kwok, and does not mind to collaborate with him again.

It was rumored that Stephen Chan will soon be returning to TVB? She said: "I haven't heard this, but I am happy for him. After all he's been with TVB for so many years. Stephen and I don't really keep in touch though. There are so many people in TVB, I know who he is, but I don't necessary know him."

Source: Mingpao / Translation: aZnangel @ asianuniverse

Broadcasting Authority Fines TVB's "Scoop" HK$40,000

BA considered two complaints, including 6 public figures' complaint on TVB program Scoop violating program material, advertising material and the program's excessive push on commercial products. BA decided to impose a HK$40,000 fine on TVB. on January 16th and February 19th. It was understood that during Scoop's broadcast time, TVB heavily boost the film 72 Tenants of Prosperity promotions.

There were two complaints regarding on the April 18th broadcast of Super Trio Game Master, the BA decided to issue an advice to TVB, urging them to strictly oberve 'TV Program Regulations' because the show broadcasts dangerous actions.

TVB director of foreign affairs (Tsang Sing Ming) expressed that TVB respects and accepts the ruling and will be extra cautious of the program's content. As for the Super Trio complaints, will tell the producer to look into it.

Source: Mingpao / Translation: aZnangel @ asianuniverse


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