Jackie Chan saddened over Jaycee Chan's drug use

Thursday August 21, 2014 Hong Kong

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Action star Jackie Chan expressed his deepest apology to the public over his son's recent drug arrest.


As reported on GMA Network, the actor-producer, who just recently arrived in Beijing from his series of promotions in the Europe, turned to Weibo on 20 August and expressed his anger and surprise over the turn of events.


Thanking friends for their concern, Jackie wrote, "I am angry and shocked that Jaycee would do such a thing."


"As a public figure, I feel ashamed. As a parent, I am heartbroken. His mother, even more so. I hope all teenagers will learn from Jaycee's experience and stay away from drugs."


The actor, however, blamed himself for his son's misdeeds. "I must also take responsibility and in Jaycee's name, take a deep bow and apologise to the public."


Jackie also wrote another message directed to Jaycee, saying that the two of them would face the future together.

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Thursday August 21, 2014 Hong Kong

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 Beauty queen-turned-actress Lisa Lau admitted that starring in her latest series, "Black Heart White Soul", has helped a lot in putting her name forward in the industry.


According to Hong Kong's On CC News, the actress, who attended a brand event recently, disclosed, "My side income has increased since I starred in the series, though some of them are still pending for confirmation."


Lisa admitted that the public has also recognised her, though would call her by her character's name, Gillian, when they saw her on the street.


"I am very happy though," Lisa enthused


Asked if her income has increased along with her popularity, the actress said that the terms are fixed in her contract and she is just happy to be able to participate in the series.


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Thursday August 21, 2014 Hong Kong

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TVB alumnus Raymond Lam recently denied upcoming participation as a judge for ATV's Miss Asia Pageant.


As reported on Mingpao News, the actor, who appeared at the press conference of his new series "Line Walker" on 19 August, was confused when asked about ATV's Executive Director Ip Ga Bo's invitation to become a judge for the upcoming Miss Asia Pageant.


"That's so funny. I have not heard any news about this and have not contacted anyone about it. It might have been a mistake. There is no such thing," he said.


Raymond said that he has no plans for the moment and will only discuss his work arrangements in a few months.


Meanwhile, when asked about his promotional obligations to "Line Walker", Raymond said that he will try his best to attend all events. But for now, the actor has no plans to collaborate in another TVB series just yet.


In regard to rumours of him signing with Zhejiang Satellite TV, Raymond reiterated his past statement - that he prefers signing with a Hong Kong-based agency instead.

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Thursday August 21, 2014 Hong Kong

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Hong Kong actress Michelle Ye recently admitted that her schedule has been quite hectic, working on the fashion reality programme "Muse Dress" and on a new movie as well.


As reported on Tencent Entertainment, the actress revealed that she is currently filming a new movie with controversial actor Chapman To – the first project for the actor who has returned from his month-long overseas trip.


The actor previously angered Chinese citizens over his support for Taiwanese students' Sunflower Movement, so much so that all his recent movies have been boycotted in China, including cameo appearances.


However, according to Michelle, the actor seemed unfazed with all the hate. "He has always been very cheerful and positive."


When asked her opinion about Chapman's previous scandal, Michelle said, "Everyone uses their Weibo differently. As for me, I don't read Netizens' comments and my Weibo account is managed by my agency."


"However, Chapman likes interacting with his Weibo followers, so I'm not entitled to make comments on his ways of communicating," she added.

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Thursday August 21, 2014 Hong Kong

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Hong Kong singer-actress Sammi Cheng recently expressed her wish to play edgier roles in the future.


According to Mingpao News, the actress, who attended the premiere of her new film "Temporary Family" alongside Nick Cheung, Rita Ip, and director Cheuk Wan Chi in Admiralty, Hong Kong recently, stated that though she looks elegant and mild-mannered in real life, she dreams of playing a more hardcore character.


"I really do want to make some controversial and surreal films, or play a character with mental problems," said Sammi, in response to Nick's wish to work with her again in a different genre.


Asked if she's not afraid that such roles will only trigger her depression, which she had battled for three years back in the mid-noughties, Sammi clarified that her past depression was not associated with any movie roles.


"Moreover, I now know how to handle my emotions and has my faith to support me," said Sammi.

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Thursday August 21, 2014 Hong Kong

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Rumour has it that Chinese model-actress Viann Zhang and Hong Kong star Michelle Ye are not getting along despite working together on China's fashion reality TV show, "Muse Dress" (also known as "The Goddess's New Dress").


According to Tencent Entertainment, the two actresses, who are both romantically linked to actor Wallace Huo, reportedly have not communicated well on the show and tried their best to avoid each other.


However, while both stars did not directly deny the rumours, Viann recently dismissed rumours of romance with Wallace.


"I am on working mode right now and it consumes a lot of my energy," said Viann, who broke up with actor Li Chen last year. "When it comes to relationship, I will let fate decide it."


Meanwhile, Michelle admitted that it is natural for contestants of a reality show to have tense moments among each other.


"It's a competitive show and we are here to compete," she said.


Produced by Dragon TV, "Muse Dress" pairs six celebrities with six designers to compete in missions together. Other female artistes who joined the show include Alyssa Chia and K-pop idol Nana from After School.

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Although the two have split, singer Elva Hsiao still backed Kai Ko up in the midst of his drug abuse case


Following his reportedly dating Elroy Cheo at the moment, left encouraging messages on Weibo and Instagram for both Kai and Jaycee Chan, who was found in possession of marijuana.

'Don't you dare give up, you understand? One mistake won't erase all the good in you. We are all waiting for your return. It may be tough but very soon, you will be safe,' she wrote.

Taiwanese singer Harlem Yu also expressed worry for his 'godson' Kai. The celebrity, who is good friends with Kai's father, posted on Weibo: 'I haven't been sleeping well for the past two days, not sure if it's the time lag or my foul mood. What is done wrong is already wrong, ignore the views of the world. Just make sure you are able to face yourself and your family in future.'

Fellow actor Eddie Peng also hopes for people to give the 23-year-old a second chance, 'He is a talented actor and a polite kid. It is a pity that this incident caused worry for his family and fans. But he has already apologised and I believe he will not disappoint if everyone gives him a second chance.'

However, Mandopop dance king Show Luo condemned Kai for his mistake: 'As a public figure, you have to be a role model. I will not contact anyone who does drugs.'

The music label of singer-actor Alan Ko also clarified on reports that initially mistook Kai for the son of Taiwanese director Blackie Ko, 'Netizens from Mainland are spreading incorrect rumours. Although it is ridiculous, just get your facts right.'


Elva Hsiao's encouraging message for Kai Ko and Jaycee Chan


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Two other reknowned personalities were allegedly arrested at Jaycee Chan's residence


According to Chinese media, the Beijing police suspect that there are at least 120 celebrities who are embroiled in the drug case involving Kai Ko and Jaycee Chan, due to the latter's wide circle of friends in showbiz and the second generation of the rich. Investigations are being carried out to track down all artistes related to this drug case.

More than 100g of marijuana, which can be made into 250 sticks of cannabis cigarettes, were seized at Jaycee's residence last Tuesday. A gift from Jackie Chan to his son, the luxurious apartment often housed parties thrown by Jaycee.

Recent reports claimed that there were two other people, known as 'W' and 'H', who were caught at the scene. Rumours are rife that 'W' refers to Wang Shuo, a billionaire heir who comes from a prominent family background in China. It is believed that news of his arrest has been played down due to his family's influence.

Meanwhile, 'H' has been widely speculated to be Chinese singer-actress Han Xue, the granddaughter of a Senior General. However, the 31-year-old denied the claims via Weibo and reprimanded the people who have been spreading the malicious rumours.


Jaycee Chan and Wang Shuo.


Chinese singer-actress Han Xue


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Several companies have requested to terminate their contracts with the actor after he was arrested for using drugs


Taiwanese actor Kai Ko, who is currently serving a 14-day sentence in Beijing after he was arrested for marijuana abuse on Tuesday, is expected to face contract terminations from advertisers that are concerned about his damaged reputation.

As the ambassador of a total of 11 brands, including KFC, Canon and adidas, Kai reportedly rakes in approximately S$4.1 million worth of endorsement fees every year. After news of his drug case broke, advertisers have requested to end their working relationship, which would cause the actor to suffer a S$1.23 million loss in income.

On top of that, the 23-year-old has three movies up for release: Tiny Times 4, A Choo and Monster Hunt.  A Choo, which was scheduled to open in Chinese cinemas in October, is likely to be postponed as a result of Kai's case.

Kai suspended his studies at Chinese Culture University in Taiwan after his debut to focus on showbiz. Rumours are rife that the You Are the Apple of My Eye star might consider entering the military to lie low before making his comeback.

At the same time, some netizens have pointed their fingers at Jaycee Chan, who was arrested together with Kai, for leading the latter astray. According to media reports, the two became friends three years ago and hit it off immediately due to their fun-loving personalities.

The duo was spotted clubbing together on numerous occasions, something which angered Kai's ex-girlfriend, singer Elva Hsiao. The ex-couple is said to have frequently quarrelled over this issue, causing a drift in their relationship that eventually led to their split.

While speaking to reporters, Kai's father said that he does not blame Jaycee for his son's mistake. 



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The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral with many celebrities pouring water over themselves to raise funds and awareness for ALS (Lou Gerig's disease). Hong Kong actor-singer Andy Lau is no exception and completed the challenge on Tuesday afternoon.

He was nominated on Monday and took up the challenge on a rooftop after he returned to Hong Kong from Beijing.

The 53-year-old also donated US$1million (approximately S$1.24million) to the ALS Association and passed the baton on to superstar Jay Chou, pianist Lang Lang and Hong Kong paralympian So Wa Wai.

Jay was in the studio when he received the challenge and immediately completed the feat despite looking unkempt. The Mandopop star was caught off-guard when his assistant poured water over him before he finished speaking.

Besides nominating lyricist Fang Wen Shan and Taiwanese band Mayday for the challenge, Jay also donated NT$100,000 (approximately S$4,160) to the cause.

Additionally, Taiwanese musician Wang Lee Hom accepted local singer JJ Lin's nomination and named Mayday's vocalist A-shin and actress Zhang Ziyi as contenders.

Mayday, who was nominated by many, finally appointed members Masa, Guan You and Stone to finish the challenge on Tuesday before passing it on to Japanese actor-singer Takeshi Kaneshiro, Taiwanese celebrity Jeannie Hsieh and director Chang Chen.




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