TN: As many of you might already know, I’ve finally been persuaded to join a translation group, fanstranslation. So for the forseeable future, we’ll see how this works with just Back To Ming and Vicious Cannon Fodder (more info on this here). But for VCF in particular, while I’ll be double posting on both sites, my site will be updating two chapters behind fanstranslation. Just a reminder for those who want to read ahead earlier, go on over to fanstranslation!
The Golden Crow Awards ceremony would be held on January 23rd. From four o’clock in the afternoon, there were stars walking the red carpet one after another. As a dark horse who was shortlisted for the Best Supporting Actor and Best Newcomer awards at the same time, Tao Mu was still a newcomer in the film industry, but the organizers of the Golden Crow Awards considered Tao Mu’s net worth and status, and decided to arrange Tao Mu’s red carpet line-up before and after the bigwigs——before Yan Sheng and after Zhou Yanqing.
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In addition, don’t know if it was the Lin family who made a statement, or the organizer deliberately stirring things up, they actually arranged Shen Yu’s red carpet line-up around this time as well. The organizer’s explanation was that everyone was from the same crew, so it was arranged that the actors would walk at the same time. This was also to promote “Black and White”.
This kind of explanation could only deceive children. Of course Tao Mu would not take it seriously. The several other big names also did not want to express their dissatisfaction with the organizer because of such trivial matters. So the red carpet arrangement was settled.
Knowing that Tao Mu had no female companion, female celebrities who knew Tao Mu have called in and offered themselves. However, Tao Mu had a big vinegar jar at home, and he didn’t want to provoke the vinegar jar from spilling, so Tao Mu had no choice but to decline the kindness of all the female stars, and continued to be beautiful alone on the red carpet.
For Liu Yao, Meng Qi, and old Mr. Song, who were family members of Tao Mu, this was also their first time encountering this kind of award ceremony, and they all felt that it was quite novel. They even imitated Tao Mu’s fans, and went to the merchandise area to buy a few Tao Mu light up signs, ready to join the fan group to cheer on Tao Mu when Tao Mu walked the red carpet.
As we all know, when celebrities walk the red carpet, fans and reporters would stand on both sides, one by one shouldering cameras and flash bulbs, excitedly screaming and jumping, but most of them were young and energetic, and most of them were girls. His Yao Dad and Xiao Qi Dad were two grown men, and old Mr. Song was an old man with old arms and legs. If they were really mixed in the crowd, they would definitely be particularly conspicuous.
“That’s what I want.” Liu Yao waved his hand and said carelessly: “It’s even better to have three spots of green leaves in a sea of red flowers. When others see this, they will know that our family is doing well. There is no need for you to go find some random biological parents.”
Recently, the irresponsible reports of Hong Kong media really made Liu Yao and the others disgusted. Although FlyNews Entertainment used the pretext of snatching advertisers to force many media to quit and even apologize publicly after FlyNews’ establishment of paper media distribution, the public opinion had already spread. After all, there were still some people who did not know the truth and believed the reports of these gossip media which brought a certain negative impact to Tao Mu’s image.
What bothered Liu Yao and the others the most was that the Shen family actually came knocking at the door because of some random and vague media reports, and said such things arrogantly. As if the Shen family had a throne to inherit so Tao Mu should be grateful that they could take the initiative to give Tao Mu a chance to recognize his family.
Completely forgetting that FlyNews.com, while unable to compare to the market value of the Shen Group, when it came to personal assets, Tao Mu, who had made a lot of money in the international financial market, was no worse than anyone in the Shen family.
Especially that Mrs. Shen and Shen Yan, who had done so many vicious things and had no regrets at all, yet dared to say such nonsense in front of Tao Mu. Sure enough, if it was not one’s own child, one didn’t know how to be distressed.
Therefore, during this Golden Crow Award ceremony, Liu Yao, Meng Qi and old Mr. Song insisted on supporting Tao Mu as fans, and also to support Tao Mu as well as to help him vent his anger. Tell everyone clearly that their Tao Mu didn’t care about the things of the Shen family, nor the people of the Shen family. Their family’s Tao Mu had his own family, and they were very good and supportive of him unconditionally.
Tao Mu could feel the sincere hearts of his two fathers and grandfather. But he didn’t dare to let his grandpa participate in fan support at such an advanced age. He was really afraid that his grandpa would be unsteady in his hands and feet, and he would be bumped by the crowd, and he was even more worried that his grandpa couldn’t stand the decibels when the fans screamed. What If it would cause a heart attack or something.
Grandpa was old, and these things have to be prevented.
“Don’t worry about this.” Liu Yao stretched out his hand and ruffled Tao Mu’s hair, and laughed loudly: “With the two of us accompanying Grandpa, are you still afraid of any accident?”
Liu Yaoda was a big man, who was called “Brother Yao” wherever he went, and the owner of a well-known bar chain in Beijing. Rounding up, he was also considered a middle-aged gentleman. For the first time in his life, he participated in this kind of fan support that only little girls from 14 to 20 years old would be keen to participate in.
But Brother Yao didn’t feel embarrassed at all. Not only was he not embarrassed, but he was also very eager to try the experience. Tao Mu’s light up sign also had a merchandise poster, all of which he brought over. And that merchandise poster was Tao Mu’s single-person merchandise poster for the movie “Black and White”, which was not available on the market at all. Don’t know where Liu Yao even got it from. He even specially asked the staff of FlyNews.com to photoshop it a bit and make Tao Mu look even more handsome and manly. As soon as he took it out, it immediately could cause a group of little girls to screech and salivate.
It was rare that both Liu Yao and old Mr. Song were so interested in something, Meng Qi also smiled and said to Tao Mu: “If you are really worried that Grandpa would be crowded, why don’t you communicate with the organizer and arrange for us to have a front row spot with a good view and without too many people. Just make sure we get to see you on the red carpet.”
Of course this was fine. But if this scene was filmed by the media, he was afraid it would make headlines again.
Li Xiaoheng, who hadn’t spoken much, looked at Tao Mu and asked subtly, “Can I, as a partner, accompany Uncle Yao, Uncle Qi, and Grandpa on the red carpet?”
Tao Mu: “…..”
The red carpet show of the Golden Crow Awards started at 4:00 pm and ended at 7:30 pm. The first to appear on the red carpet was always the little nobodies in the entertainment circle, or the male and female stars who have not been nominated for any awards, but were only invited by the brands and sponsors and simply came to the red carpet for the catwalk. The heavyweight superstars would have to wait until the prime-time debut two hours later.
Tao Mu’s red carpet time was scheduled for around six o’clock in the evening. However, the time for fans to guard the red carpet started at two o’clock in the afternoon. Even if Tao Mu could communicate with the organizer about the best positions on both sides of the red carpet, and he could also communicate with the organizer to let the family arrive at the position around four o’clock. But there were still two hours from the start of the red carpet show to Tao Mu’s appearance. Tao Mu was reluctant to let his Yao Dad, Xiao Qi Dad, and Grandpa Song stand for so long with the light up sign and poster.
Anyway, he had to communicate with the organizer, so the result after Tao Mu negotiated with the organizer turned out to be to let his Yao Dad, Xiao Qi Dad, and Grandpa Song accompany him on the red carpet.
This arrangement was really beyond the expectations of the several elders. Even Mr. Meng, who had a good understanding of the ways in the circle, was instantly stunned.
“This, is this alright?”
Liu Yao, who had been eagerly imagining how to hold the light up sign before immediately became shy. Sitting in front of the TV and watching celebrities walk the red carpet, and standing on either side of the red carpet holding up signs to encourage their family’s Xiao Mu, these actions were not as impactful as walking the red carpet in person. So much so that the nearly forty-year-old gentleman became shy and at a loss.
“We are not stars, walk what red carpet!”
“But you are my family.” Tao Mu explained with a smile: “If the artist asks, the family members can accompany them on the red carpet.”
“Don’t coax me. In general, even if a celebrity walks the red carpet with their family, it is a male celebrity with his wife and a female celebrity with her husband. How could a male celebrity walk the red carpet with two fathers and a grandfather.” Liu Yao was particularly straightforward in debunking Tao Mu’s explanation.
As the husband of a male star, Li Xiaoheng also looked at their boss Tao with special resentment. Because Tao Mu’s red carpet family line-up arranged by the organizer obviously had no place for him.
Tao Mu helplessly patted Li Xiaoheng’s shoulder as comfort. He wasn’t ready to come out publicly in front of the national media. Of course, Li Xiaoheng would not be invited to accompany him on the red carpet in the name of his family. Therefore, he could only let their boss Li be aggrieved as the man behind the successful man.
Li Xiaoheng could also understand Tao Mu’s risk aversion for career development. He wasn’t upset, just a little bit disappointed.
So in order to make up for this loss, Mr. Li shamelessly snatched the Tao Mu light up sign and cheering posters carefully prepared by Liu Yao, and also took a photo of it and posted it on FlyNews with the title “I wish my business partner a great success.”
Although he hadn’t come out publicly, the relationship between Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng was already a tacit secret in the industry. Even in the eyes of Tao Mu’s fans and melon-eating passers-by, the daily interaction between Tao Mu and Li Xiaoheng, an inexorable partner in the international financial market, could touch the soft spots of some fans.
So not long after this FlyNews was released, it immediately attracted a crazy wave of sharing and comments from Tao Mu’s fans. There were also many Tao Mu’s face fans who skillfully right-clicked to save while screeching excitedly. Some fans even went to the official account of “Black and White” to ask where to buy the poster. Of course, more fans were more concerned about the release of “Black and White” in the mainland. Knowing that the mainland remake version had a different ending from the Hong Kong screening version, some netizens also asked what the difference between the two versions was.
Even the presence of the Golden Crow Award had reached a very high level in the mainland. At least netizens who follow Tao Mu know when this Golden Crow Awards ceremony will be held. There were even many mainland netizens who ran to the official account of the Golden Crow Awards to leave a comment, and enthusiastically asked where they could watch the broadcast of the Golden Crow Awards ceremony.
These netizens’ comments immediately attracted the attention of the organizers of the Golden Crow Awards.
In order to expand the influence of the Golden Crow Awards in the mainland, the organizer of the Golden Crow Awards, which had been cooperating with Hong Kong TV Station, took the lead in finding Tao Mu, and offered to cooperate with FlyNews.com and authorize FlyNews Entertainment to conduct live broadcast of this Golden Crow Awards.
Though it was called a live broadcast, in order to ensure that the program did not have any mishap, the entire live broadcast process needed to be delayed for five minutes. Some content must also be cut. For example, when an artist who had been banned in the mainland walked the red carpet, it must not be broadcast. In addition, if some guests make inappropriate remarks at the awards ceremony, FlyNews.com would also delete them.
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FlyNews.com was popular and professional, and its reputation as being strongly supported by mainland officials had already spread throughout the entertainment industry. Although the organizers of the Golden Crow Awards felt that FlyNews.com’s requests were a bit of a fuss, they did not object. They just complained about it behind their backs that the media from the mainland was really difficult and rigid. They only kneel and lick the officials, don’t know how they managed to become so big.
However, this complaint disappeared immediately after seeing the views of the live video of the Golden Crow Awards ceremony.
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