TVB 43rd Anniversary Awards 2010 – My Favorite Male Character: Kenneth Ma – Gu Yu Tong (A Fistful of Stances)
With the Awards’ season coming to an end, I believe most of us expected, though were still disappointed, that Kenneth would not receive an award for Gu Yu Tong (AFOS). However, I think the biggest shock of all was not Raymond Lam winning for the oh-so-plain-and-boring-I-wear-tight-pants-&-weird-vests Kingsley (dude, what kind of name is that anyways?), but that A Fistful of Stances didn’t even make the Top 5 series of the year. TVB are you serious? I personally thought AFOS was one of THE best series of the year. It started off the year right. Given that I have not seen NR, I will not judge, but it’s over-hyping is slightly nauseating me. While I did not think I’d like CBML initially, I ended up finding it pretty entertaining, though it was no-where near Best Series material. ACOTOB was a dark-horse in Top 5 for sure, and while I enjoyed the series much to my surprise, I really felt it was mediocre. It is an easily forgettable series. And then there’s TMOL….it was a bad series with a likable cast, and it does NOT belong in top 5 despite my love for BK & Tavia. Not to mention, every character was pretty much annoying. My choices for Favorite series are: AFOS, GMG, EMYM (I surprisingly enjoyed it), & I guess the two other anniversary series just based on popularity. I just have to say that I’m particularly amused at how TVB strategically aired AFOS at the beginning of the year, so people would forget it by Anniversary time. I guess they see the series & Kenneth as a threat (cause more uproar if he didn’t get anything) against their anniversary series. It was also a lame move to not let GMG finish airing before the Awards Ceremony.
As we knew early on this year, the contenders were Wayne, Moses, Raymond, and dark-horses Steven & Felix. There was not a doubt in my mind that the first 3 were going to take the Male Actor Awards home. Of course, you can’t blame a girl for dreaming. Kenneth’s performance in AFOS was amazing, and a definite breakthrough. Just the year prior, I was worried that Kenneth would never get a good role like MK Sun again, which was a contender for the Favorite Character Award in 2009. However, he came back strong this year with Gu Yu Tong, which deserved a Best Actor nomination. I am still amazed at how TVB can honestly not nominate him for the Best Actor award, but yet, list Kevin for AFOS and Bosco for GTL (among a few). If you’ve seen the series, no explanation is necessary, and you know who gave the better performance and was lead. While Steven is a deserving candidate for the awards, he did not deserve it for GW, and I have come to the conclusion long ago that Steven will NEVER get an award. Unless he gets super lucky and causes an unexpected uproar like Wayne did last year, as long as TVB is in control, he won’t get anything. Wayne is a great actor and among the five, I’m glad he won. Moses is a good actor as well, but I get tired of his comedies, and I know he can do so much more/better (Can TVB please give him a serious role?). Raymond is a good actor too (haha, this is getting repetitive), but he is always the same character, the prince-charming who bawls over a girl breaking his heart and he’s never exceptional. Felix was a refreshing lead, and while I liked GMG, I did not think he was as amazing nor was the series as great as everyone says it is. With all that said, I am secretly really happy that Raymond got this award (which I already expected) instead of Steven, because TVB just made a fine display of favoritism and instead of being happy for Steven, people are feeling sorry that Kenneth was robbed. 😀 I am still upset, however, that the media is feeling bad for Moses for being robbed of My Favorite Character, despite all the voices online (overseas) saying that Kenneth deserved it! (As seen in the screen-cap of the Asianfanatics.net poll, where Kenneth is in the lead)
Kenneth is pulling off his bald look very nicely, and I love how the “Ma’s Brothers” were together on stage. Of course, I know Kenneth can do a better “chok” look and look super-handsome doing it, but his choice of shaking his head up and down just makes him the adorable MaMing we love. I was sad that Kenneth walked with Kate again, I was hoping for Nancy lol.
On a side note: Congrats Raymond Wong!!! (baby & award) Very deserving, though I loved ALL the contenders for Most Improved Male. As for the girls, I was sad Selena didn’t win. I don’t think Natalie is a that good of an actress, and no matter how touching her speech was, I felt there was so many people more deserving than her. My Best Supporting Actor choices were Dominic and Derek. Wing Tak (AFOS) was awesome and Dominic is just a great actor in general, but I was leaning more towards Derek (9 -Mui from SOF) because I don’t think he’d have much of a chance any other year. Derek is a great actor, but I haven’t liked one of his characters in a long time (used to love his evil roles) until 9-Mui in Season of Fate. He reminded me why I used to like him. Personally, I’m not much of a fan of Evergreen in general.
As for Best Supporting Actress, I think everyone in Top 5 was deserving. I secretly was cheering for Elena Kong (Angela Auntie) because she was just superb! I knew her chances were slim though so I was in support of Kara. While I love Nancy, I didn’t think she deserved this award for GMG (though her crying has gotten really good). Fala is an up-and-coming actress, but of the contenders she was the least deserving. Can’t they just wait for it to be her time? I’m sure it’d come soon, so why is TVB forcing us to believe she’s the best? Fala does not need your “help.” I secretly have always wished Rebecca Chan would at least get a nomination for Best Supporting.
As for Toby’s statement, I see some people sort of bashing her for it. While Ron did look awkward, I thought it was an adorable situation and display of their friendship. I already knew they were close, and I thought it was cute how Ron was embarrassed. Statements like those are just typical of Toby, and I personally love her craziness! (While she may not be the best, I Toby has been improving, but I still want her to go back to long hair and singing!)
Best Actress – Michelle Yim (SOF)
Best Actor – Wayne Lai
My Favorite Character – Charmaine Sheh & Kenneth Ma
Most Improved – Raymond Wong & Selena Li
With all that said, I’m sure Kenneth will not disappoint and will come out with an equally, if not more likable, character in the near future. In all our hearts, you’re a winner Kenneth!
Kate Tsui accepted an interview with Commercial Radio yesterday. Sammi Leung asked Kate which type of lips that she likes to be kissed by a guy. Kate revealed that Kenneth Ma was the first person she kissed when she entered the entertainment circle. His lips are too thin, not her type, she feels more comfortable to kiss a guy with thick lips. Kate also disclosed that she had kissed Raymond Lam, Sammul Chan and Ron Ng. She will have a chance to kiss Bosco Wong later on. Once, she kissed Ron Ng in a series, he complained about her.”He said I put too much lip gloss on, it was sticky and it smeared all over his lips.” Kate told Sammy that she likes to kiss guys with thick lips, but can’t stand guys with mustache. However, if that person is Johnny Depp, that would be different.
Translator: Hokkien128 @ http://www.asianvn.com
Comments: haha…kate flaunting all the siusangs she’s kissed! lol…what a “stamp collector”! haha jkjk…aw…Kenneth’s lips are too thin? haha. Now we all know…
Translated by: Matchbox @ http://mediachamber.net
Kenneth Ma and Matthew Ko both accepted a interview with Eileen Cha. Due to both of them previously rumored with Kate Tsui and working together in the series “Man In Charge”, they were asked why a love triangle wasn’t reportered? Kenneth said “Because it’s Ancient costume and their were no visitors.” As for Kate Tsui entering the music industry, both of them said that they will be supportive and even praised her having singing talent.
d/l (links not mine):
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Take poll for your fav MIC character & Vote Kenneth (@ bottom of page): http://tvbchinesenews.blogspot.com/2009/04/blog-post_1414.html
TVB will be airing “Man in Charge” 《幕後大老爺》next Monday. The series stars Kenneth Ma, Kate Tsui, Leila Tong, and Matthew Ko. The cast members attended an event to promote the series. Kate and Kenneth wore traditional Chinese bride and groom costumes. When the press asked the pair to kiss for the camera, Kenneth and Kate puckered their lips and pretended to kiss, drawing laughter from all present.
In “Man in Charge,” Kate has numerous martial arts sequences. She hopes that the ratings will break the record of her previous series, “Speech of Silence.” Kenneth also hoped that “Man in Charge” will duplicate the success of “Speech of Silence” which pulled in 30 points in ratings.
Kenneth will be involved in a love triangle with Kate and Leila Tong in “Man in Charge.” He joked that he was a true player. Reporters then asked whether rumored girlfriends, Kate or Nancy Wu possessed better dancing skills. Kenneth did not defend Nancy, “I do not know, both ladies have two different styles. Maybe Kate dances better! (Was this because Kenneth has seen Nancy dance too often?) “I have only seen Nancy dance when we partnered on the dancing program. She doesn’t dance for me to see on a normal basis!”
The theme song will be performed by Kenneth and Matthew Ko. Although Kenneth does not intend to enter the music industry, he does not mind collecting additional income from stage performances or participating in a TVB produced album.
Kenneth Ma and Kate Tsui held a press conference yesterday for the new TVB series, ‘Man in Charge’. The reporter asked Kenneth what the difference was between Nancy Wu (present rumored girlfriend) and Kay Tsui (ex rumored girlfriend). He said, “They both dance very well.” When he was asked if Nancy had danced for him, Kenneth replied, “I saw her dance in ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’ Kenneth expressed that, as the two girls have different characters, he can’t compare them. Kenneth and Matthew Ko (First Mr. HK 2005) sang the theme song for the new series together, but Kenneth has no intention of entering the music business. He said, “I did it for fun. I already have one or two songs that can be performed onstage, and that is good enough for me to earn a living.”
Kate Tsui expressed that, although the new series was filmed over a year ago, she is not worried about its index rating. She went on to say that she is not bothered about being Kenneth’s rumored girlfriend again. She added that, when the series finishes, the rumors will stop anyway.
Comments: Hope the series does well! Can’t wait! The promotion reminds me of the LITCOL promo when the four leads were dressed in wedding gowns…that was quite a few years back can u believe it? Didn’t MIC film before TSOS…hm…..? Love how Kenneth wears this black jacket all the time! Do u see him wearing a watch under his wedding outfit?! haha. what an anachronism! Too many pix…couldn’t post them all! Hm..i personally think Kate is the better dance though i like Nancy more….Kate just has this looseness and confidence in her….
Official Website: http://drama.tvb.com/manincharge
For more pix & trailers: http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=639496
Theme Song (d/l): “幕後人” by Kenneth Ma & Matthew Ko
Finally, Man In Charge is airing soon! I cannot wait for it! Ok. Honestly, I had no hopes for it. I don’t typically go for the LOL comedies. And since I heard that they’ve been holding onto this series for the fear that it was too utterly ridiculous w/ exaggerated acting (which is not a good sign since TVB usually likes its exaggerated stuff), I had super low hopes for it. But after watching ALL the trailers…I’m getting pumped for the series…It actually looks pretty interesting…tho I think they gave out the entire storyline and spoilers in order to make it look like a better series….hm… w/ the whole Kate saving Kenneth and telling him to be w/ Leila and all… I’m kinda hoping for something intereseting & touching yet funny from this series…
The trailer (wow they’re showing a lot of different trailers…I’m surprised) made me laugh out loud…the one where Kate beats up Kenneth…haha. Watch them at the link provided above (they’re youtube) since I’m too lazy to post them here! The themesong is uh…I don’t realli care for it…I’m still wondering why Kenneth’s voice always sounds weird in themesongs, when he sounds perfectly normal and pretty good live at the banquets? Is his voice only good when he’s impersonating and this “computerized” voice is really how he sounds like?! All in all…I’m excited for Kenneth’s very first series in 2009…Have NOT seen him in so long…its funny how ppl (on the forums) miss him tho he had series packed in 2008!
Extra note: Root of Evil has yet again changed its name to “Born Rich” (Fu Gwai Moon – Rich Door) and is now filming in Malaysia (i think). Lots of blogs have been posting on how the cast was filming…ppl were lucky enough to get pix w/ Kenneth! From what I gather, they don’t really know him well, but think he’s a nice guy!
Download here: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_70112.htm
First of all, what a way to start off the New Year! TVB gave us a much welcomed surprise! BK Reunion!!! haha. This may sound totally strange, but when I saw both of their names on the list, I had a strange feeling that there might be some BK moments, even if it were just a little, that we’d get out of this. But I didn’t say anything cuz I didn’t wanna jinx it! And I got so much more than I expected. When I saw Kate’s name, I totally thought TVB would just pair them up again…like they did for the intros. But I’m so happy that they went w/ Bernice & Kenneth for the skit! It was hilarious and cute! Those two stole the show. Their chemistry was flying every which way!
While I know that they probably chose this pairing cuz Kenneth is tall and they could take this chance to make the Moses joke, I didn’t care, I got my BK moments! haha. And this is like Bernice’s first official appearance after the Hollywood film and of the new year! Glad she got to spend it w/ Kenneth! The thing is, since TVB has kinda disbanded Bermo’s partnership (since they are now promoting Movia), maybe they’ll consider pairing Kenneth w/ Bernice! (I’m hopeful)
I loved how Bernice was like “I want someone who’s taller than me…and who’s manly!” And then, she jumped into Kenneth’s arms and he spun her around. That was so cute. Made me think of dancing! (Grrr…reminds me of how TVB had got our hopes up of a BK reunion for Strictly Come Dancing II! Actually, I have a “Steps 2” script in mind, but it’ll never happen so I might change it to a fanfic….and of course it’ll be BK but I’ve been to lazy to write it) Kenneth is so strong he carried Bernice effortlessly! He literally swept our Princess off her feet! The kissing was hilarious …Maming’s entrance was hilarious (it’s hard to believe he was such a shy guy!) and his kissing Louis and the way he walked in HA!
But nothing beats how he and Bernice were kissing nonstop. He just couldn’t have enough of her and she seemed to enjoy it as well! Like even when the camera was not on them they kept going! I loved how when Bernice was on Kenneth’s lap, Wong Cho Lam pushed them together….their faces were so close…they nearly kissed for real! Haha, I’ve noticed that both Bernice and Kenneth love doing that exaggerated pouting lip thing when they do comedies (Bernice, whenever she’s pretending to kiss the guy like in SL and in LB always does that and Kenneth just does that all the time haha – see they’re perfect for each other!)
Now I seriously think they’re better friends than we’re led to believe. When they’re at functions, they hardly interact but during this show when Kenneth was standing in front of Bernice, you can see him help her fix her hair (that girl was going wild, her hair was everywhere!) And I bet they were making cute faces at each other when they were fake kissing haha…since you see Fala, Nancy, and Kate sneaking looks at them and laughing!
They even skipped sideways together! But when they were facing the audience, they didn’t have any contact…haha like they realized that they had been too affectionate (haha let my imagination run wild!) and Kenneth even got so confused that he clapped early! (his heart must have been beating fast – He must have missed Bernice!)
What was even cuter was when after Bernice spoke, she touched Kenneth’s forehead …I’m not sure what she was doing..she was either fixing “his” hair, patting him, pushing him, or wiping his sweat (? haha no…I don’t think so) But body language says a lot! Things like fixing each other’s hair come so naturally… so I would guess that they are close enough that they would do these things comfortably!
Now that TVB has given us a small dose of BK, they’re just making me yearn for more! They keep doing this to us! Why oh why? Can they just give us a BK series? Please?! Since they had “Root of Evil aka Grand Entrepreneurs” planned for them being a couple, maybe they had the intention to put them together again..not just cuz they fit the roles. I’m holding on to hope, but it won’t be any time soon since after “Root” Kenneth’ll film “Iron Horse”. And Bernice doesn’t have anything scheduled yet….unless one of the girls can’t make Iron Horse, we’ll have to wait forever for a BK series! (But I like both Nancy & Selena …so I’m not complaining about the casting!)
Well, I’ll not vest too much hope and maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised as I was for this! They were just too cute!
Btw, Kenneth attended another CNY show (for Pleasure and Leisure) w/ Nancy and apparently, if I understand correctly, he gave both Nancy and Sung Chi Ling a ride (haha. too bad Bernice had another function in Macau that night after the show/the next day… I was hoping he’d drive her home in his new car lol!)
Ok. I’ll stop my ranting now…but please do carry on the wave of BKness w/ me! Hehe… would anyone like to make nice screencaps for me? I would really appreciate it… I’ll post them up and put them in the gallery if anyone would be kind enough to do it! Also is anyone else interested in helping me work on the gallery. Let me know here if you are!
Also, I’ve already been ranting about this @ AF so please join us in the BK thread there if you haven’t already or just read other BK fans’ thoughts there too… (We so need more “active” BK fans!): http://asianfanatics.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=357040&st=160&start=160 (go to page 1 to see all info about Bernice & Kenneth…and compatibility! Currently we’re on page 5!)
Credits: MKMC, hyn5, tungstar, AF
While I’m here, I want to shamelessly declare my new obsession w/ Him Law! haha. He is so cute! After watching “Your Class or Mine” I’m hooked on him! And after going to his thread, I found that Kenneth was mentioned in one of the articles regarding Him, but it was not translated very well, so I’m not sure if I understood it right but here’s an excerpt:
Weird was that in olden times, many artistes prefer to play evil roles due to the fact that they thought evil roles are extraordinary. But now, many men like to play kind-hearted person in the show. Among the men, there was one HK artiste that looks alike-Kenneth Ma. The reporters are smart and looking into the entertainment news carefully. And the reporters prefer to believe themselves rather than other people. However, Him Law was the special person to be trusted. The only son in his family and his father was a strict person. However, he only used a cane for punishing him and the others. Sometimes he did not know whether he had made a mistake. Even he was hurt by the boiling water, he would get punished before his father helped him to treat his wound. During his school time, less people noticed him. Even during playing basketball or football, less female students surrounded them to watch.
During secondary school time, he had dated for two times. He had no new love companion to be with after that. He thought himself was a boring guy because he often played games from day to night. After school, he would play basketball while at night he played football. On Saturday, he would play football in the day whereas basketball at night. After earning some money while working as a lifeguard, he spent most of the money to learn diving. “I want…Of Course I want to have a date but first I want to look for someone who good in her cooking. I prefer men working outside, women stay in the house. And he said,” No girls that are taller than me to be my girlfriend. Even she is wearing a pair of high heel shoes, she must not taller than me. And the girl must not have the same height with me.” And he said,” He liked Japanese actress, 竹內結子 due to the fact that she had some ‘housewife feel’ from her.
I’m not sure what the article was saying about Kenneth, but I guess they’re saying he’s going for a similar image or he’s the golden example of a good boy that sells?! Haha. Him, like Kenneth has dated twice before entering the industry or say they have and both love playing ball! Sporty! Both guys say they’re boring and are quite “traditional”…What better? He’s young! yummy…haha…I’m so off topic here! Click to see the entire article at Him Law’s thread @ AF
MaMing’s still my #1 though! haha.
Aritcle & Video about Kenneth making it to Top10: http://ent.163.com/08/1004/23/4NET529800032U4J.html
Video of Kenneth speaking in Mandarin post award ceremony: http://v.sohu.com/20081115/n260654556.shtml
*In the video Kenneth mentioned that “Man In Charge” will be airing soon and that he will work on a challenging series. I’m not sure which one he means. I couldn’t hear too clearly and I don’t know Mandarin. But I think he means, Grand Entrepreneur. I wonder if he’ll get to be a villain since he said it was challenging…can’t wait! Kenneth is so cute!
To download the show: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_67449.htm
and on megavideo: http://www.megavideo.com/?v=OXZFGJI8
First off, I have not seen the show yet, but I know the results now. Kenneth looked so hott in his outfit. Very nice outfit. It was classic yet unique. I didn’t have high hopes for what he would choose to wear, but this totally shocked me. I love the hair as well. He didn’t gel it all the way up. I like it both ways, but this was different. (did he perm his hair too? Well it doesn’t look weird so that’s good) I love the tie. Simple yet charming! The gems were cute. He totally outshined Ron haha (who was plagued not only by a shaved head, but FUR! OMG. Well then again, Kenneth pulled off fur the year he won so…) I kinda knew he’d walk w/ Kate or Selena, but I didn’t know he’d walk with both haha. One for the carpet and one for the entrance and Ron was with him both times. That’s an interesting combination. I’m so upset that Bernice didn’t show up for the Anniversary, I hope that doesn’t mean anything bad. (She better still be in on the Grand production w/ Kenneth!)
I’m pretty satisifed w/ the results with minor exceptions, but it’s definitely a lot better than last year! Very happy w/ Paul Chun and his award, maybe Benz Hui will get one of those someday, cuz I don’t think he’ll ever get the Best Supporting! Very happy for all the deserving winners!
So happy that MK Sun made it into Top 5 for Most Favorite Male Character! I wonder what Kenneth got to say cuz from the screen caps it looks like Amigo went up and asked them stuff. Wonder what they said in the entrace as well! Also, he’s very good w/ escorting it seems (maybe it’s the years of practice when he was a cameo where they had to escort Award Presenters out). His posture, the angle of his arm and everything looked so charming….especially (no offense) compared to Ron who stood with not as great posture or maybe it was the fur…haha. I just realized he looks so charming because he walks with one arm in back! Is Kenneth getting into his Hugo character again? Oh well, I hope he looks like that for Grand Entrepreneurs! hehee…
1st pic – Interesting, a think a fan pointed out Kenneth, yes back there, behind Kate (you can see his hair) and it seems he’s talking to Nancy? (the shoulder w/ the long thin strap) Here’s a pic for comparison of the shoulder haha – Was it me, or was there a lot of very low, cleavage showing dresses this year? It seems like everyone, who we never expected to have much, all of a sudden had a “lot” that night lol.
2nd pic – Kenneth in the back, blurred as Paul was receiving his award (go Paul!)
Credits: AF, MKMC, Selena Fansource
Haha. At the end of the 2nd Clip, Sammul just bursts out laughing after Kenneth said something about “anything’s ok”… I wonder what that was about.. haha. It’s so cute how Kenneth keeps rubbing his arm…he’s like trying to get it off? (Apparently I babelfished some comment about Sammul revealing that Kenneth has chest hair on J2? Is that correct or was that a totally confused translation haha?)
Other youtube clips from this user has a lot of behind the scenes stuff..like Kenneth videos at random functions and some from SCDII
Hm..we see Nancy & Nathan as well as Myolie haha! Cute
(not all of them are Kenneth so check them out!)
Lau Dan complimenting Kenneth & Kate
Too bad this clip was cut short (anyone have the rest of the clip?), but Kate was talking about Speech of Silence and Carlo was asking her about her collaboration with Kenneth. Near the end of the clip, she said that she likes working w/ Kenneth cuz even when he/she aren’t being filmed (closeup), he/she would still give emotions so the other person can get into the role. Carlo laughed and asked Kate if maybe MaMing only does that for her, and she got a little defensive, saying…I believe Kenneth’s a very professional actor, don’t say that about him!
For More Pix, Please visit: http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com/
First off, I can’t wait to see the Sales Presentation. When will someone put it up?!
OMG. Kenneth was standing behind Bernice in the line-up! Too bad he walked out w/ Kate instead. Bernice was so close…so close… If only Kenneth and Sammul got to switch partners!
Why Couldn’t it be like this? (Did Kenneth walk the red carpet alone?)
Maybe Kenneth and Bernice will get to walk the red carpet together in the Awards Presentation since she walked in w/ Sammul and Kate this time? (wishful thinking) Is there time to rally? Someone go on the Chinese forums and start a BK rally! haha. Maybe TVB’ll hear our prayers?!
Kenneth took part in a dance number with the guys and Bernice danced w/ the girls.
Here are some pix of the sexy guys from Joe Ma’s blog… (Click on the pix, they are superbig!)
More: (with Kenneth)
*Aw Kenneth took off his tattoo really quickly, he said he reapply it later haha!
So does this mean that Sammul is contracted now? I’m so confused. lol. I’m not sure if BK are even in the Grand Entrepreneurs clip and I wouldn’t be shocked if they weren’t, considering that they don’t always put everyone in the series in the clip esp. when they aren’t the leads.
Can’t wait for the complete clip! Looks so good.
More pix: http://ent.qq.com/a/20081112/000017.htm
Someone posted the 2009 Programme Book and it’s looking like a very Ron-full year! There is currently no Kenneth 😦 but only part of the booklet is up and he still has his unaired series.
Video from Tsui Wing’s Blog: http://blog.tvb.com/wingtsui/2008/11/12/%e5%a5%bd%e5%a4%a7%e7%85%99%e5%95%8a/
Let’s just say Toby-blog stalking was not wasted! haha. Finally I found something!
Another pic from her blog: http://f20.yahoofs.com/hkblog/BT9CaF6UAh5RXKPWxfAnarw-_2/blog/ap_20081112105558366.jpg.jpg?ib_____DICodT0vd
Is that Kenneth’s face on that magazine in the back (to the right of Toby’s shoulder)? What mag is that? haha.
TVB Calendar Update: Kenneth’s on May 2009 with Yoyo, Shirley & Chris. (He’s always w/ Chris & Yoyo lol)
Credit: Asianfanatics.net/forum, Toby’s blog, Joe Ma’s Blog, Tsui Wing’s blog, MKMC
(Picture Top,Kate and Kenneth attended the promotional event of speech of slience yesterday)
Recently there was a rumour saying that Kenneth Ma and Kate Tsui are dating together. They both were seen wearing the same design and colour of shoes. Kenneth Ma was also seen driving a white car which is a similiar model to Kate Tsui’s.
A promotional event was held today for TVB new series Speech Of Silence <甜言蜜語>, which will begin airing next week.
Cast members in attendance included Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Kate Tsui (徐子珊), Claire Yiu (姚嘉妮), Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹), Matthew Ko (高鈞賢) and Stephen Wong (黃長興).
In the series, Kate plays a character who becomes partially deaf after an accident, so the stars were arranged to meet with some disabled people and play sign language games.
Kingdom played some tricks on Kenneth and Kate, trying to get them to share a kiss. Asked afterwards if she preferred rumours of her dating Kenneth to rumours of them falling out, she laughed that she could get more work if they were a rumoured couple, so that would be better.
This is the fifth collaboration between Kenneth and Kate and in the past, they have played brother and sister, boyfriend and girlfriend and even husband and wife. As a result, they seemed very familiar with each other. Kate laughed that she and Kenneth know each other so well that they are like brothers.
Asked what her expectations were for the show’s ratings, Kate said that she will not put too much pressure on herself, because this can cause mental health problems.
Kenneth revealed that he had to learn some sign language for his role in the show and even learned how to sign a song to cheer Kate’s character up. Asked if he is such a romantic in real life, he said that he is not because he can be quite insensitive and such romance only happens in dramas.
This is the fifth collaboration between Kenneth and Kate and in the past, they have played brother and sister, boyfriend and girlfriend and even husband and wife. As a result, they seemed very familiar with each other.
When Kenneth was asked about his thoughts on ratings, he said that he never things about these things because it is beyond his control. As for the rumours of romance between him and Kate, he laughed that no-one is bothering to write about them any more now and Kate is not interested in him because she is too intelligent and beautiful.
I’m back! haha. Finally. So I’ve been watching SCDII on TVB during my stay and now it’s playing here on Jadeworld. I was so disappointed by the TVB version. It sucks. Not only do they cut down the Hunan team, but they cut down the performances and judging times of their own artists as well. The only thing they have is the small interview of their artists right after their dance. It so doesn’t show the whole picture (how cute Kenneth is).
(Love how Nancy plays w/ Kenneth and how Timmy tapped his cap! They all seem to be so close!)
I’m really proud that Kenneth & MengMeng came in 4th! They made it to the final night…and that’s beyond all our hopes… He even got three 10’s! I’m so proud of them. Too bad we don’t get to see those episodes yet. I Cannot wait til Hunan airs it…they better do that SOON! (It looks so good. I wonder how Kenenth did in his solo in the last episode!)
I’m really upset that Nancy & Nathan didn’t win and came in Third! Ugh. I thought if not first, they’d be 2nd. But How in the world did Team Success come in third? I like Timmy & Chen Lu as well, but they’ve been doing only average, and have been getting only average scores. I expected them to be a stronger team, but they’ve haven’t really shone. I actually thought, after the first 2 partner episodes that Kenneth & MengMeng, if they had any chance of being in top 4, could possibly come in 3rd by beating TinLo Team. But I guess that didn’t happen lol. No offense, but I’m really happy that Kevolie was eliminated. The Top 4 teams totally deserved to be in Top 4. (I didn’t watch the Hunan reps performances so I can’t judge, but I heard they were good too. But from those teams w/ TVB ppl in it, I felt they were deserving) While a lot of ppl felt that Kevolie were eliminated due to their need to film BF3 and that if not for the Earthquake, the original schedule of the show would’ve allowed them to stay. Well, it’s fate, I guess that they couldn’t make it. I didn’t feel that they were as good as the press made them out to be, but at least they made it pretty far. A lot of ppl kept saying that changing the rules was “Hunan’s cheap way” of eliminating Kevolie. But seriously, if BF3 was why they were eliminated, it’s probably all TVB’s plan. Also, it’s actually good for them since ppl will say that they did lose because of dancing but because they had to be eliminated, so ppl shouldn’t complain. They actually gave them a good way out instead of making the judges and media say that they made mistakes.
Has anyone seen the video on TVB.com …I think it’s video 18 or 19 where Kenneth and Timmy were upset/sad after the 2nd Couple’s competition. And Ho Siu Wai aka the producer was saying how Kenneth scared her. And he was like “I got a girl cheering me up, I’m ok.” (haha he was trying to be manly and telling Siu Wai to go on to Timmy instead) He had his had on Myolie’s shoulder. This is what happened:
Myolie: I promised I’d be Kenneth’s girlfriend tonight so he’d be happy again.
Kenneth turns around and looks at Myolie w/ a smile on his face. She does a kissy face to him and he does one in return.
Kenneth: (laughing) Haha. What do I do now?
Myolie: Well say you’re happy of course.
Kenneth: I AM happy, but (awkward and pointing to the camera) …I don’t want someone to see it…
Myolie: Well, the whole world is witnessing this…
Kenneth: If that’s the case then, I won’t miss out. (Hugs Myolie and rubs her shoulder… laughing and leaning closer to her)
Myolie: (laughing and pretends to hit his shoulder and jokingly says) “Say Jai” (aka Dead Boy in direct translation..something like Jerk in meaning) I only did this to cheer you up and you do this (something like that..meaning he’s taking advantage of the situation.)
That was supercute. Kenneth really does hide his emotions. During the same clip, while Paul Chun & everyone was cheering Timmy up, Kenneth can be seen in the back chatting w/ Nancy secretly, cuz you see him leaning in and speaking into her ear. He sure does have good friends and he was definitely sad that night, I wonder why? Later on, the clip shows how he said he was really scared that night, because they changed their dance routine during the last minute, having only an hour to change everything. I guess that really shook him up, but I’m really proud of Kenneth! (The practice clips also show how much pain he was going thru when Dancer chief (? haha) Herbert was like forcing him to stretch lol. it looked really painful…
Omg. So excited I’ve been seeing the promo’s for “The Speech of Silence” in HK. Too bad I had to leave before it aired. If only I could participate in giving it ratings lol!
Pictures & Promo Videos: http://ca.blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-KePEfWk5YqjUeZYb?p=1371
I watched the themevideo and it looks so good! Kenneth looks so hot! I watched the previews and they look so good as well. Finally Kenneth gets to play a young guy again, who’s the heir ( i think) to a noodle business! (Gosh, usually Raymond hogs all those roles lol. jk.) I love warm fuzzy small productions!
I love how Kenneth was playing w/ Claire’s son in the Themevid (We know he loves kids) and how the recurring theme of putting his hands over his ears and closing his eyes. It looked so romantic in a weird way hahha. Also, love the head bumping w/ Lau Dan – I guess he plays Kenneth’s dad. Finally, Kenneth has a father! He’s never really had touching scenes w/ a father figure, can’t wait.
I’m kinda sad that Joyce Cheng sings the themesong. I don’t really like her. I really wanted Kenneth to sing the themesong, but I thought Kate would sing it since she has a record company now. Maybe Kenneth will get a sub or at least a duet w/ Kate?
TVB is loving Kenneth… Not only is TSOS airing on June 23 in C9’s time slot, but SCDII is currently airing on Monday nights. Also, TVB is reairing Love Guaranteed in the mornings at a little before 12 am (somewhere around there) and Triumphs In the Skies at midnight! Kenneth also guest starred in “Money Maker’s Recipe” aka C9 episode 3 as MK Sun which is airing right now.
I was so surprised to see him in this 3 second guest star role. I was eating and literally pointed to the TV and screamed, “It’s MK Sun!!” w/ rice in my mouth lol.
I’m tired now. and sick…. will update later haha….
* Sources indicate that The Four will be released around Mid-May or June of this year, targeting the younger generation who are off during the summer. Sammul’s manager Ivy has confirmed that the themesong is going to be sang by the four leads, so Kenneth will take part in the themesong! There will be 25 episodes.
Cast: Raymond Lam, Kate Tsui, Kenneth Ma, Selena Li, Ron Ng, Cilla Kung, Sammul Chan, Vivi Li, Crystal Tin, Dominic Lam
Man In Charge aka Hidden Master
* Rumor has it that Man In Charge will be airing soon, possibly before The Four. It is believed that the series may be released after Catch Me Now. There will be 20 Episodes.
Cast: Kenneth Ma, Kate Tsui, Leila Tong, Mathew Ko
Credits: Ronng.net & asianfanatics.net
COMMENTS: Glad to hear that two more Kenneth series will be coming out this year and they’re ANCIENT! I haven’t seen a Kenneth ancient series in a while. I just can’t wait! I’m sorta surprised that the theme’s going to be sang by all four guys. Although it makes sense, I just thought super-biased TVB would let Raymond sing the theme or maybe even Ray and Ron. At first I thought it would be awesome if all four guys got to sing the song, but now that I think about it, it would just be weird. Can you imagine all four of them getting up on stage and lipsynching singing together? lol. What are they, F4? That would be majorly weird. Well, I’m guessing Raymond will probably get to sing the subtheme. Haha, I was hoping that Kenneth would be able to get a song himself, a pretty far fetched idea. He’s standing in a pretty good position in the tentative poster though…hehe…
As for Man In Charge, I’m really hoping that Kenneth gets his own themesong. For some odd reason though, I have a feeling that they’ll let Kate sing or at least make it a duet. Hopefully, it won’t be a funny song like the one in SP or the songs from WOIL! I want it to be a serious nice song lol. (If I were given a choice, however, as to which theme Kenneth were to sing, the one for Man in Charge or The Speech of Silence, I would totally vote for TSOS since modern songs tend to be more serious & better.)
I have a feeling The Speech of Silence will probably air at the beginning of next year, probably around the same time as SLII was aired or in February in time for Valentine’s Day. While the beginning of the year timeslots pose as a disadvantage for ratings and people tend to forget it by the Anniversary, I think Kenneth will be able to pull it off once again. Afterall, he prove he could in SLII. I just cannot wait for all three series. It scares me though that there’s no news of any new Kenneth series where he is leading coming out. Hopefully, he’ll continue to lead series and that more than 2 series of his, TSOS and Just Love II will come out next year!
* Kenneth getting made-up for The Speech of Silence.
Aw..he’s reading his script intently! He’s wearing that silver bracelet, his necklace, his watch, his favorite dress style – the tank and drinking his fav drink lemon ice tea! haha… he is so consistent with what he wears and his likes. Haha, what’s with the computerized autograph? – Are those cute donald duck gifts or does he actually carry that around?
Credits: MKMC Forum
Kate Tsui (徐子珊) and Kenneth Ma (馬國明) took part in a pet show at a shopping mall yesterday and shared a new year greeting with several tens of doggie friends and their owners.
Kate revealed that the dog she brought along to the show actually belonged to a friend because she does not have time to look after a pet at the moment. However, she said that the dog was very obedient and did what she told it to. Asked what she is currently working on, she said that she has been preparing to film for TVB series Heart of Greed II <溏心風暴之家好月圓>, where she plays a character who has just come back from Portugal. As a result she has been busy learning some Portuguese and making sure that her accent is authentic.
When asked how she spent Valentines Day, Kate said: “I bought some flowers for a girlfriend because I wanted to make her happy. I sent it anonymously and she was very pleased to receive it. However, I was a bit of a failure and did not receive any flowers. Even last year I had a few.”
Asked to comment about the recent sex photo scandal, Kate said that she hopes it will draw to an end soon, because as an artiste herself, she finds it troubling when she reads the reports every day.
Kenneth said that he has kept many pets in the past, but does not have time now because of his work. He revealed that he spent Valentines Day alone at home, but he did speak to his first girlfriend on the phone because it was her birthday on 13 February and he called her to wish her a happy birthday. He clarified that she is now married so there is no chance of them getting back together again. He laughed that even his rumored girlfriend Margie Tsang (曾華倩) did not call him on that day.
Comments: It’s cute how Kenneth and his first gf are still friends. Those pictures of Kenneth and Kate make me think of the time when Bernice and Kenneth were at an event with dogs. They pretty much asked the same questions about whether he likes animals. haha…Kenneth is so logical, he always equates everything to money and how he should have enough time and money before he takes on a pet, family, wife, or child. He’s so responsible!
Caption: Despite collaborating numerous times, Kenneth Ma and Kate Tsui have never kissed.
Kenneth Ma Kwok Ming and Kate Tsui Tsi San were filming for new TVB series, “Sweet Talk” 《甜言蜜語》. Although this is their fifth collaboration together, they have never shared an on screen kissing scene.
In the series, Kenneth will be caught in a love triangle between Kate and Claire Yiu Ka Lei. Since the script does not include a kissing scene with either actress, Kenneth plans to request the Producer to add a kissing scene!
Often lacking intimate scenes on screen, Kenneth said, “Although I will be in a love triangle with Kate and Claire, I don’t even get to touch their hands! I always lacked intimate scenes with the ladies in past series. The only fortunate exception was with Ella Koon Yan Na in ‘Survivor’s Law 2.’ We kissed 3 to 4 times then!”
In real life, was Kenneth ever involved in a love triangle? He shook his head, “Never tried it! My love life has been very clean! I will only start a new relationship after ending the past one.”
“There is so much headache with one girlfriend already; how do you handle more? I would not know what to do for Valentine’s Day! Also, I am too cheap to watch a movie twice with two women!”
Regarding Kenneth’s request to add a kissing scene, Kate said, “He is only joking! If we were to share a kiss, he will be very embarrassed! A long time ago, I had to give him CPR on screen. Although this was not a love scene, our lips did touch! When Kenneth and I filmed ‘Hidden Master’ 《幕後大老爺》, we did not have any intimate scenes together despite playing a married couple. ”
In “Sweet Talk,” Kate will be playing a deaf character. Playing a character with a disability for the first time, she prepared for the role by learning how to read lips. Kate also went to a learning center to observe people with hearing challenges.
Comments: Haha….Kenneth’s got such a quirky sense of humor. He just loves pretending he’s a pervert…lol…which as Ella has clarified he is not. He’s so a good boy -wanna-be-bad. So Cute! Looks like he got his wish 😛 (somehow it was awkwardly funny? lol.)