After he shot to fame as 'Professor Do' in hit drama You Who Came from the Stars, Korean heartthrob Kim Soo Hyun has been shuttling all over Southeast Asia for fan meetings and numerous work commitments.

His schedule is nothing if not jam-packed. In a span of two days Soo Hyun attended Samsung's promotional event for the Galaxy S5 in Beijing last Friday, made appearances at a Hyundai car show in Beijing, and attended an event for a skincare brand in Vietnam on April 21.

The 26-year-old will be resuming his promotional activities for skincare brand BEYOND in Hong Kong today, and has been paid TW$39 million (approximately S$1.65 million) to do so.

Numerous fans were waiting to welcome their idol when Soo Hyun touched down in Hong Kong at night yesterday. However, the actor did not pause to interact with his fans and only bowed to acknowledge their presence before he left the scene hastily in a vehicle.

Before he checked into the presidential suite at The Mira, a hotel located in Tsim Sha Tsui, the management team booked two whole floors in order to ensure that he would not be disturbed.

Soo Hyun is slated to appear at a fan meeting today, after which he will do a store visit in Causeway Bay. To ensure his personal safety, the Hallyu star has 150 security personnel escorting him around during his five-minute visit to the store.

Soo Hyun is said to be pocketing an estimated TW$876 million (approximately S$3.7 million) in earnings from his stopover in Hong Kong.

And it doesn't end there. After he completes his activities in Hong Kong today, Soo Hyun will be setting off for Indonesia, where he has a fan meeting in ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Taiwanese girl group S.H.E member Selina Jen turned up as the spokesperson for a facial product yesterday. Having recovered from burns she sustained from an accident in 2010, she revealed that she has recently been into exercising, and that her waist has even slimmed down by two inches.

She was in such a jovial mood that when a reporter commented that she lost weight, she thrust the microphone in front of the person and jokingly asked her to repeat the comment again.

Selina revealed that she has recently fallen in love with working out, and would cycle for 30km, run and play badminton once a week with her husband. 'I feel good!' she exclaimed.

The actress would stare at herself in the mirror every day and imagine herself having abs. What's more, her husband has secretly entered the 'slimming competition' with her, and has also been hogging the mirror.

Although she did not weigh herself, an act that she dislikes, she proudly said that her stylist found that she could no longer fit into the clothes that she lent her previously.

As the spokesperson for facial products, Selina admitted jokingly that despite her natural beauty, she still has to battle the ravages of age, and will not rule out doing minor cosmetic surgeries in future, if the technology used is advanced enough.








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Tuesday April 22, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/stephy-tang-builds-homes-needy-guangdong-042300986.html





Cantopop singer-actress Stephy Tang recently joined the Habitat for Humanity China organisation to build homes for the families in Guangdong.

As reported on Singtao Daily, the singer joined Chinese singer Terence Siufay and Macau-based singer Vivian Chan to participate as a volunteer for the "Youth Build 2014 - Guangdong Build", a project that is committed to raising awareness and taking action to tackle poverty housing in the region.

Working hard on the project with 150 other volunteers at the construction site, the Hong Kong star, who has no complaints for all the hard work she has been doing, said that this is the time for young people to learn be responsible for the needy.

"We are encouraging people to help those in need. The other volunteers and I work together to rebuild homes for these villagers so that they can have a place to call their own and regain hope," said Stephy.

Stephy also revealed that she has learned a lot of new skills while working with Habitat for Humanity, including how to build homes and digging ditches.

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Tuesday April 22, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/koni-lui-learn-her-babys-gender-next-week-042800860.html





Former beauty queen, Koni Lui who is four-months pregnant revealed that she will find out the gender of her baby next week. As reported by Ming Pao, the mother-to-be admitted that her pregnancy is still not showing despite already entering her second trimester, and that people are more aware of the increase in her bosom size rather than her baby bump.

"People kept congratulating me, not for the baby, but for the size increase!" said Koni. "My husband kept urging me to eat more. He was afraid that I will starve myself. Actually I really have been gaining weight, but it's not showing."

Koni said that she has an ultrasound consultation with the doctor next week.

"I don't want to be surprised. I want to know from the get go. That way you can prepare the baby's items accordingly," said Koni.

Koni married husband and former Mr. Hong Kong participant back in 2011 after ten years of relationship. Though she always expressed publicly about her desire to have children, it's only just recently the actress had announced her pregnancy.

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Tuesday April 22, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/wayne-lai-welcomes-competition-033900542.html





Though a lot of viewers are complaining about TVB's decision to air mainland dramas to pull ratings up, actor Wayne Lai said that he has no qualms about the programming strategy.

As reported on On CC, the actor whose new series, "Rear Mirror" was postponed from its 28 April premiere and has been replaced by the mainland production of "Journey to the West", said that Hong Kong actors can't dominate all the work.

Speaking to the media at the press conference announcing the airing of "Journey to the West" the actor said, "The television industry should have a good environment for it to develop. More choices for viewers means there is a healthy competition."

When asked if he doesn't mind his new drama being postponed to an indefinite time, the actor replied, "I don't mind the dates or the viewers' reception. I believe that there must be a reason for any postponement. The company liked "Rear Mirror" when it was viewed to them earlier, so I don't see any problem with it."

"I only enjoy filming. All the other things are beyond my control," Wayne said.

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Tuesday April 22, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/cecilia-cheung-still-chooses-marry-nicholas-tse-035100132.html





Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung recently stated that she would still marry her ex-husband Nicholas Tse if she can turn back time.

According to Xinhua News Agency, the actress who appeared at a radio show recently, was asked if she would marry Nicholas if there was a time travel machine that could bring her back to the past.

To this, she said, "Yes, I would."

When asked if she would still do it knowing that they would end up in divorce, Cecilia said, "Of course. God is a good director. Had I not experience all these things in my life, I would never grow up."

The actress also expressed her hopes to have more children if she remarries one day, and will never stop believing in love.

When asked why she never talked about her past relationships, the actress said, "I would be escaping from reality if I try to return to the past. The past is history. People should respect one another."

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"That Demon Within" took 70 million dollars in box office during Easter holidays
Tuesday April 22, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: The Sun
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Emperor Group's new film "That Demon Within" directed by Dante Lam was highly sought after during the four days Easter holidays. In Hong Kong, ticket sale recorded over 90 million dollars and in the mainland, 50 million RMB (63 million HKD) were sold in the box office. Unfortunately, lead actors Daniel Wu and Nick Cheung were not in Hong Kong. Therefore they are unable to celebrate. Director Lam revealed that he will collaborate with Nick again at the end of this year.

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Tuesday April 22, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: The Sun/Takungpao
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Kate Tsui and Sebastian Vettel, four consecutive German Formula One motor racing driver champion attended an auto show press conference in Beijing yesterday. The two were seen shooting a short film in front of The Forbidden City. Kate took a ride in a sightseeing motor bike, she stopped to watch and played with the local children. Kate, being a FI motor racing enthusiast pointed out that Vettel is very serious with his motor racing and underneath it, he is a very funny guy too. "He said someone is teaching him Chinese, he even spoke to me in some Chinese words, but those words were not meant to be heard! He asked about my Chinese name, we have great communication." Even though Vettel is Kate's idol, she is too shy to ask for his contact number!

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The Chinese actress is once again spotted getting a bit too cosy with her manager Chen Huihong







Famed Chinese actress Zhou Xun was seen going on dates with her manager Chen Huihong, who is a 50-year-old married man, sparking rumours that he is her new beau. The pair was spotted going for meals and walks together, though Zhou Xun, 39, has declared that they are merely friends.

However, two nights ago at a filmmaker's dinner party in Beijing, the two were seen behaving intimately. As the event was not open for media coverage, they were seated together at the same table, though they arrived separately.

After downing a few drinks, both Zhou Xun and Huihong began to let down their guard. They started to whisper to each other in low voices and were seen sharing the same chair, and even holding hands for two seconds.

When queried about this, Huihong told reporters on the phone that his relationship with his wife Dennie Wong, a renowned composer from Hong Kong, has always been good. He also emphasised that Zhou Xun was also on good terms with her.

He added that he is merely friends with Zhou Xun. 'It was very noisy that night, so we had to be close to hear each other,' he explained. 'I certainly held her hand, because she drank too much and I had to support her. We are just colleagues.'







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Former actress Christy Chung responded to rumours on her new romance with a 40-year-old Chinese billionaire named Andy, during a recent programme recording.

When asked if she is dating Andy, who reportedly deals with real estate property in Beijing, Christy did not refute the claim and said: 'I have many suitors. I'm unsure of who to choose, but there is a man who fits my bill.'

Additionally, the 43-year-old emphasised that she is 'not a greedy person'. 'How rich is rich? Does having billions of dollars count as being wealthy? It's sufficient to have enough money [to survive].' she said.

Not one to give up on love even after two failed marriages, Christy called herself a 'passionate and romantic woman' who still looks forward to meeting her Mr. Right. The mother of two also thanked everyone for the concern and hinted that she would go public with her relationship when it stabilises.







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