Monday, January 08, 2007

[Ming Pao & The Sun 09/01/07]

"Dicey Business" Ratings Soar but Viewers Complain

TVB series "Dicey Business" aired its finale last week and reached an average of 34 points over the week, totalling 2.2 million people and rising by 4 points on the previous week. The final episode aired on Friday averaged at 37 points and peaked at a total of 40 points in its very last minute, the equivalent of 2.59 million viewers, marking a great start to 2007 for TVB. However, the Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority received 7 complaints from viewers about the violence, scary scenes and the promotion of gambling.

New entertainment quiz "Is That Right?" (aka 'Questioning Showbiz') averaged 28 points, up 3 points on the same time last week, proving to be quite successful.


[Ta Kung Pao 09/01/07]

Shirley Yeung Reveals Steven Ma has a Female Visitor to Set

Shirley Yeung and Steven Ma were invited onto a CRHK radio show for an interview yesterday and Shirley suddenly revealed that whilst they were filming earlier, Steven had a pretty girl visiting him on the set and bringing him Turtle Herb Jelly, so it seems that Steven has a new love in his life. When asked about this further, Steven seemed a little embarrassed and hesitant, saying that even if he was dating, he would not reveal it.

Steven worked together with Shirley in "The Brink of Law" which is currently airing and Shirley revealed that during filming, she noticed a pretty girl visiting him. Shirley says she does not know the girl, but she is very respectable. She did not show any intimate behaviour with Steven, so it seems they are just friends. Asked about this, Steven said she was just a friend and of course she is respectable. For people to visit him on set is a very ordinary occurrence. When the reporters pushed the point that to visit them at work, then this person must be quite close, he looked over at Shirley and laughed: "This is all your fault!" Steven insists he is not embarrassed, but as she is from outside the industry, then the less he says, the better. Asked if he will keep this relationship underground, he feels that until a relationship reaches the final stage then there is no point in saying too much. When the time comes to get married, then he will go public, but he will not talk about dating.

Shirley realised she had said too much and tried to make things up by pointing out that she has only seen the girl once and she does not feel that Steven is always on the phone. Steven smiled as he said to Shirley: "And I look after you so well." Shirley was very apologetic to Steven and said: "I know." Steven says that she didn't mean it though, so he will not be mad at her.


[The Sun 09/01/07]

Sammul Chan Asks Mother to buy him Tights

Sammul Chan was shopping at Festival Walk earlier and in less than an hour, he left with a large pile of bags. He says that he will soon be heading out to film in Hengdian, so he is making the most of his spare time to get some shopping in. He says: "I have bought some thermal underwear, woollen hats, shoes and warm packs. I will also ask my mother to buy me some tights because I was too embarrassed, but I need them to keep warm." Talking of him beating Bosco Wong and Huang Xiaoming to the part of Wen Liangyu in "The Last Princess", he says he did not know about that: "I am very happy to play this part and I don't know about other people's affairs."


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