Sire Ma Tops Google HK’s Most Searched Celebrities of 2014

By on December 24, 2014 in NEWS

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Google Hong Kong released its list of top-ten most searched Hong Kong celebrities of 2014. Sire Ma (馬賽) topped the list due to a year ridden with scandals. Several TVB artistes were heavily searched due to the airing of popular dramas.

1 – Sire Ma

Sire Ma came in first as the most googled Hong Kong celebrity of 2014. In November 2013, a video clip of Sire locking lips with Wang Ziqi (汪子琦) surfaced online, subsequently exposing Sire’s short-lived lesbian love affair with the Mainland businesswoman. In July 2014, an explicit video of Sire dancing in lingerie circulated on the Internet. Sire went through a lot in the past year, and has learned to become much stronger.

2 – Ram Chiang 

Ram Chiang’s (蔣志光) supporting performance in Come On, Cousin <老表,你好hea!> earned rave reviews from critics and viewers. The singer-songwriter, who has not produced music in nearly 20 years, did a performance of his original 1990s pop hit “You Needn’t Be Acquaintances to Meet with Each Other” <相逢何必曾相識> with Rita Carpio (韋綺姍) in the series. Ram, who has been in the industry for 30 years, garnered a standing ovation when he won Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 TVB Anniversary Awards.

3 – Coffee Lam 

In June 2014, former TVB actress Coffee Lam (林芊妤) was caught having a 30-minute tryst with rich heir Will Lam (林知譽) inside a mall restroom. Following the scandal, Coffee’s past relationships were also exposed, and she was fired by TVB. Coffee’s notoriety shot up after the restroom scandal and she was offered more jobs, including movie roles and event appearances.

4 – G.E.M.

This year was a whirlwind year for G.E.M. (鄧紫棋), who shot to fame in Mainland China after appearing on the second season of singing competition I Am a Singer <我是歌手>. Though G.E.M. ultimately lost to Mainland singer Han Lei (韓磊), her title as first runner-up was enough for G.E.M. to become one of the hottest rising stars in the nation. With fame comes the price of negative press, and rumors of G.E.M.’s disrespectful attitude and arrogance made continuous headlines.

5 & 6 – Roy Chow and Ruby Lau

In September 2014, it was exposed that former Cantopop star Roy Chow (周永恒) had cheated on his wife, singer-actress Yu Chiu (趙頌茹) with model Ruby Lau (劉依靜) for nine months. In addition to his infidelity, Roy was also sentenced to 18 months of probation after attacking his wife, and it was rumored that Roy may be mentally unstable.

7 – Jaycee Chan 

Jaycee Chan (房祖名) and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) were arrested by mainland Chinese authorities for drug use in August 2014. The police seized large quantities of marijuana at Jaycee’s residence in Beijing, and more than 120 celebrities were suspected to be involved in the drug scandal. Following his arrest, Jaycee admitted that he has been consuming for the past eight years. Jaycee has been detained by a Beijing detention facility since august.

8 & 9 – Carman Lee and Rachel Lee

Carman Lee (李若彤) and Rachel Lee (李麗珍), two of Hong Kong’s most popular actresses in the 90s, made a comeback in 2014 through the TVB drama Never Dance Alone <女人俱樂部>, which is produced by Eric Tsang (曾志偉). Carman’s last appearance in a TVB drama was the 1997 wuxia drama The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils <天龍八部>, in which she portrayed Wang Yuyan. Rachel’s last appearance was in the critically-successful 2000 sitcom War of the Genders <男親女愛>.

10 – Candy Yuen

Candy Yuen (袁嘉敏), best known for her role as Ting Man in the 2011 drama Lives of Omission <潛行狙擊>, became a popular topic in online discussion forums after starring in the Category 3 film Naked Ambition 2 <3D豪情> this year. She was given the title as Hong Kong’s new goddess after showing off her voluptuous figure. She portrayed a dominatrix in the zombie film Zombie Fight Club <屍城> and said she would not mind appearing nude for a film.

Source: East Week

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

27 comments to Sire Ma Tops Google HK’s Most Searched Celebrities of 2014

  1. Tradie says:

    Wow, just surprised it’s mainly TvB artist. Just goes to show how popular and TvB is.

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    • JJ replied:

      Some of the attention are for all the wrong reasons though like Sire Ma and her scandal. I am really happy for Ram finally getting some of the attention he rightfully deserves.

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  2. m0m0 says:

    candy yuen is very pretty. i was wondering who she was when i watched lives of omission

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  3. nomad 822 says:

    Amazing what motivation can do.
    Many people find it tedious to google solutions and info, and would rather just post online to ask for easy answers/info when a simple google search would tell them all they need to know.

    Amazing what motivation can do.

    Hard to believe so many would deliberately google Sire Ma. Sure it’s a scandal; but she’s also not that well-known a celeb nor is the news really that sensational as to warrant such interest.

    Is it Sire Ma herself or the LGBT factor in this relationship that gave this extra the extra boost to #1 … and Coffee Lam only to #3?

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  4. Jane says:

    I thought they use Yahoo more than Google in HK

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  5. vel says:

    Hmm most searched on google…I wonder why…hmmmmm

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  6. msxie says:

    Sire, Coffee, Ram…….stupid names

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    • nomad 822 replied:

      Totally Agree.

      Better to have a simple conventional name, than to try be different by having a really stupid made-up name, which also makes the person look uneducated.

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      • DIDI replied:

        Maybe it’s a cultural thing? I know people tend to have really ‘weird’ (to Western people) English names in Hong Kong just because they can. That’s really no different than American parents naming their kid after some nice sounding French word because of the exotic factor and uniqueness. Not all names have to have a history, a lot of names are made up and were deemed weird at their time too like ‘Wendy’ or ‘Madison’ (didn’t exist as a first name before 1984). And maybe it’s just me but I actually find Sire and Ram quite cool sounding.

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      • Gigi replied:

        If everyone is conventional we wouldn’t have artists or creativity. I’m glad people are diverse and full of differences. How boring a world would we live in if everyone is a Jake or Jennifer?

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    • SouLuckee replied:

      what about Power, Apple and Twins?

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      • DIDI replied:

        Twins is a group name though, different standards.

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      • DIDI replied:

        Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter is named Apple.

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    • Kidd replied:

      If Noah can name his son Ham, Cheung Chi Kwong can certainly name himself Ram.

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      • rachel replied:

        agree, HK names are no weirder than celebrity baby names like north west and kal-el

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      • msxie replied:

        The difference is Gwyneth Paltrow is Caucasian who would naturally use a English name or word. Chinese people in Asia are just aping white people with English names.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Uh, you are talking about two different point.

        You said ‘Sire, Coffee, Ram…….stupid names’ (you didn’t say Michelle, Peter, Anna as stupid). So, people reply you base on this point. But, you answer with a totally different point.

        ‘Sire, Coffee, Ram…….stupid names’
        vs
        ‘ Chinese people in Asia are just aping white people with English names.’

        Totally different point.

        It’s like you said ‘orange’ is yucky. When people reply than this and that orange is not yucky. You answer with ‘the difference is apple taste good’.

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      • Gigi replied:

        Ram can be short for Ramses and sounds badass either way

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      • msxie replied:

        It’s also the opinion of some Japanese that Asians (in Asia)- except the Chinese- seem to have more pride in their ethnic identity. The majority keep their ethnic names unlike Chinese in HK, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and now China.

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    • sandy replied:

      It their english name

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  7. nomad 822 says:

    Well, Apple is strange regardless of race.
    I actually knew of 3 Apples.

    One was from elementary/primary school(didn’t actually know her, just kept seeing her name on the sports day line up of runners), another was an Apple – child of ESL China mom, and 3rd is a HKger Apple (also ESL).

    April is ok, so is May.
    But Apple is just weird, like Peach.

    Madison is cool.
    So is Raven – like Daniel Wu and Lisa S’s baby. It sounds First Nations actually – they tend to people after nature (River etc). I knew a Melody.

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    • seltav replied:

      Peach… Peaches. I would immediately think of the movie Ice Age.

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    • Kidd replied:

      Name after fruits is weird, but, name after animals and nature is not.

      Looks like it all boils down to individual preference.

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    • Gigi replied:

      But then you’re projecting your own feelings into it? I know an Apple too (both parents Canadian) and I don’t find that weirder than naming your child after a stone.. like Ruby or Crystal.

      According to science, people tend to dislike creativity (even if they claim otherwise) or things that are uncommon so I understand finding names like that weird but I don’t think you should judge wether the name is ‘good’ or not.

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  8. Kelly Koo says:

    Some name are weird, even for the westerner that speaks English, doesn’t make them look smart by simply pluck an object and use it as their name. I find it weird that there are ppl named with country, America, India, China.
    As for Chinese (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore), they put an English name according to their Chinese character name, which may seems weird but it makes a lot more sense than westerner naming their kids America or Apple.
    Celebrity name that gives good example are Evergreen Mak, Panda Xiong and Fish Leong, and many more others. I was working in a company with a lot of colleagues from China and I get a lot of Brave, Dragon, Beauty, Rainbow, Lightning and the best if Horsepower Li.

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  9. Kelly Koo says:

    But i have to agree, Coffee is kinda stupid

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  10. Vannn says:

    Calling someone uneducated because of their name is being uneducated yourself. I personally think the reason artists named themselves different names because they want to be unique. Ram and Sire are pretty cool names

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