TVB Pearl celebrated the success of "Prison Break" highest rated English language show of the decade with a party at TVB City yesterday, promoting the show and other forthcoming import programmes to over 500 sponsors. To tie in with the theme of 'prison', the artistes present dressed up in prison costumes and had to be 'registered' before being photographed in a mock jail cell. However, Miss Hong Kong winners had to protect their images, so Aimee Chan, Koni Lui, Tracy Ip and Shermon Tang did not need to dress as prisoners. When the meal was served, the 'prisoners' had to queue up for their food when they were called and this gave the illusion of really being in a prison.
The party also promoted another hit series being aired on the English-language channel "Ugly Betty" and the promotional ambassador for the show Angela Tong appeared in her 'Betty-look' costume to judge a Betty lookalike contest. Angela says that when she was at school, she did not know how to dress up and wore very old-fashioned clothes, which led her Caucasian schoolfriends to mock her. However, she has taken part in school uniform and pyjama fancy dress parties, but she is looking forward to a vampire party because she likes vampires. Angela will soon be filming a new series "Cold Encounters of the Third Kind" with Toby Leung and asked about Toby's recent rumours of holding hands with Michael, she says: "Michael treats Toby like a daughter and Toby is very westernised, so holding hands is very normal." As for western ladies liking to have a tattoo in hidden parts of their body, Angela says she will not try this because hidden areas tend to be very sensitive.
Stephen Huynh was spotted earlier kissing a French friends, raising rumours that he is gay. He defended himself at the event, saying: "Just because it was photographed does not mean I am [gay], we have known each other for a long time and we have always been very close. It is just that people in Hong Kong are more reserved. The company has no objections to me dating though." He also says that he has many gay friends and he is happy to be seen out with them. He says: "We just need to be aware of each other's orientations. (So are you orientated towards homosexuality?) I don't think so, but they will write if I am with a man and they will still write if I am with a woman."
translations credit to: TVB SPACE NEWS
i don't seem to see Shermon in the pic above, but the news article did say that she was there. hehe... :)