January 8th, 2012

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Protest at Dolce and Gabbana store in Hong Kong follows alleged ban on photography



MORE than a thousand people have protested outside a Dolce and Gabbana store in Hong Kong after the Italian clothing store allegedly prevented people from taking photographs of its shop front.

The protest followed reports that a Dolce and Gabbana security guard had stopped a photographer taking pictures of its shopfront from the pavement outside.

More than 13,000 people had protested over the incident on Facebook.

Today, people gathered outside the fashion brand's flagship Hong Kong store taking photos while some carried placards denouncing the store's actions.

Dozens of police were deployed to maintain order.

"Trying to ban us from taking pictures in a public space - shame on them!" one protester said on Cable News television.

Dolce and Gabbana Hong Kong did not immediately return calls for comment.

Yesterday, local politician and lawmaker Frederick Fung reportedly created a stir in the store by calling out slogans and confronting the manager while customers browsed among the luxury goods.

Mr Fung, who belongs to a pro-democracy political party in Hong Kong, had said the Italian brand needed "to make an announcement and apology".

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Laure Shang Wenjie

Yang Mi and Hawick Lau confirm they’re dating

Two of the hottest stars of 2011 comes together in 2012 for drama, music and love.

2011 was the year for Yang Mi. From the most influential drama of the year to the  highest grossing horror film in Chinese history all the way to a musical debut, the actress finally reached a top after 20 years in the industry (she’s only 25).  To top it all off, Yang Mi admitted today that she was dating actor Hawick Lau. This was later followed by weibo's by the two. The story has resulted in more than 16 million weibo’s after less than two hours.

According to Yang Mi, the two became good friends during the filming of upcoming drama Ruyi. She then introduced him to her company, and he ended his long independent actor status. Hawick Lau recently called Yang Mi in a surprise phone call on Happy Camp, and the two filmed a MV together for Yang Mi’s new album.

In an interview published today to Southern Metro Weekly, Yang Mi said that previously, she always thought she was too busy for a relationship ( I don’t know how she has room for anything else given her workaholic attitudes), but found new confidence in Hawick Lau.

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source: cfensi