Tuesday, March 13, 2007

[Ta Kung Pao 14/03/07]

Angela Tong Happy to Play 'Ugly Betty' Again

The 2007 Golden Globe-winning series "Ugly Betty" will soon be airing on TVB Pearl and yesterday, TVB held an 'Ugly Betty Performance Contest' at Causeway Bay's World Trade Centre to promote the series. Angela Tong appeared in her 'Betty' costume again, wearing a colourful outfit, thick-rimmed glasses and braces, looking very 'ugly' indeed.

Compared to her earlier performance as 'Lee Siu Ho', Angela says that this image is much easier. As for her diamond braces, they were sent to her from a Canadian friend and they have come in handy for this event. She laughs that having weird teeth seems to be lucky for her! Asked if she minds being asked to play ugly roles all the time, she says that this is not really an ugly character, she smiles: "I don't mind. This isn't really an ugly role, more like a cartoon character and I am very happy to play her."

Angela also laughs that she has had her photo taken with the two Mr Hong Kong representatives at the event Matthew Ko ad Otto Chan and says: "Of course I want to be photographed with handsome men!" She explains that Betty is very fashion conscious, so they have found her some models to pose with. When the reporters laughed that she is looking for a handsome boyfriend now that she single, she says: "I am playing Betty now!"

Asked if she would like to find a new boyfriend, Angela says that she is not looking intentionally and has not found anyone yet. She feels that the most important thing is to be happy together and she is quite enjoying single life for now because she feels free. Asked if she was not free before, she laughs: "I feel different." As for her criteria for a partner, she says she does not know and she has to see what fate brings and whether they get along, after all when you are dating you will spend a lot of time together.

Matthew has been revealed visiting Winnie Shum's home by a magazine recently, staying there for about two hours and also buying her a $10,000 dog to make her happy. He seemed prepared to respond to the reports at yesterday's event and admits that he bought a Shiba two weeks ago, but it suffered shortly afterwards from illness and he did not know what to do. He knows that Winnie is a dog lover, so he asked her for advice and Winnie taught him to feed the dog with glucose, because she used to be a nurse and knows how to look after animals.

However, the reports suggest that he proved he is often at her home because he knows the security code for the main door and Matthew explains that as Winnie was holding a lot of things that day, he offered to enter the code for her. He insists that he is not looking for a relationship at the moment and is focussing on his career. Asked if he likes girls like Winnie, he says he prefers more refined girls with long hair, so he will only be friends with Winnie. Matthew also says that good friends cannot date each other and as he and Winnie do not have many friends in Hong Kong because they have returned from abroad, then they keep each other company and it is a normal occurrence for friends to go out together.


[Ta Kung Pao & Ming Pao 14/03/07]

Charmaine Sheh Oozing 'Sweetness' at 3D-Gold Event

Charmaine Sheh took part in the spring banquet for 3D-Gold in Shenzhen earlier, where she modelled in the jewellery fashion show, wearing some new jewellery designs and a set of diamonds totalling 32 carats. She also performed as her character from "Glittering Days" as she performed Theresa Teng's song 'Sweetness', using her captivating eyes to catch the attention of the audience. Charmaine has been busy filming for "The Drive of Life" recently, but in order to avoid letting her sponsors down, she has been busy rehearsing her song for the performance. Wearing a black velvet dress, she modelled a new modern design range entitled "Galaxy Sparkle".

Charmaine also revealed the details of her 'close relationship' with the company. Since she opened the company's first branch in Hong Kong in 2003, she has had a string of jobs for the company and has witnessed the growth of the company over the years. The company has also reflected her own progress in her performance career and so their success is very closely related. The greatest benefit for her is that the company has often sponsored her with lots of beautiful jewellery so that she has been the centre of attention whenever she attends any large scale events, showing off her popularity as the 'TV Queen'.

During the event, the company held a special observation contest, showing a number of pictures of Charmaine attending the opening of some of their stores in Hong Kong and China for the audience to guess the location and also see how Charmaine and the company have changed over the years, but their relationship is still unchanged.


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