Apr 19 2014
Friday April 18, 2014 Hong Kong
Hong Kong singer Mag Lam who suffered a chin injury recently, assured that she is okay and that it is slowly healing.
As reported on Qoos, the Hong Kong singer revealed that the stitches has already been removed and is now only covered with plaster.
She disclosed, "The doctor said that there may be a scar, but I will get laser surgery and exfoliation to remove the scar once it recovers."
In the meantime, Mag said that she will try to hide it from view, adding, "Luckily, it's not that obvious if people look at me straight ahead."
When asked how the injury occurred, Mag said, "Because of my low blood sugar and back pain, I suddenly collapsed and injured my chin last week. Nobody was at home at the time."
Friday April 18, 2013 Hong Kong
Source: The Sun
Translated by: R.E.D@http://asianuniverse.net/forums/
"Good News" newspaper reported this morning that Nicholas Tse made an MV earlier, apart from having Faye Wong, May and Jay Chou in the MV, he himself posed as a boy band member. It seemed he is ready to go back to the music industry. Mani Fok, his manager expressed that Nicholas did have a chance to sing the theme song for the movie "For a life time" and "12 Feng flaovors" for the company. he said "The company want to help him to produce an EP. (How about a concert?) Nicholas has work schedule till end of next year!" On another note, ex- wife Cecilia Cheung was in a life show in the mainland the other day, she was showing her acting skill and she did it so well that she gained so much applaud from the audience.
Musician Eric Kwok, on the other hand accepted a radio interview yesterday. He revealed that he will hold a concert in mid July. It is well known that he gets on well with everybody, he expressed that Eason Chan, Joey Yung, Yumiko Cheng and Edmond Leung will show their support. When asked if Nicholas Tse will appear and how about Cecilia Cheung? He replied"They will be invited, but I can't tell if they will attend together!"
Kung Fu star Jackie Chan has announced he will co-star with a Hollywood A-lister in the historical epic "Dragon Blade" (TIAN JIANG XIONG SHI). But he remained discreet about the name of his opposite. Chinese media have locked on Mel Gibson to be the one.
The film will be directed by Daniel Lee, who also directed "Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon". The film tells a story about Roman soldiers lost in ancient China.
A lot of action scenes can be expected. Chan said he has been preparing the film for more than seven years. He was inspired by the documented evidence of Roman descendants and Roman ruins in Liqian village in northwest China's Gansu province during the Han Dynasty. Chan said the film will have a record-breaking budget for China.
The investment reaches two-billion-yuan, about 320 million US dollars. Investors include Beijing Cultural Assets Chinese Film & Television Fund, Huayi Brothers and Shanghai Film Group.
Dragon Blade is scheduled for global release in 3D IMAX in China and international markets on Chinese Lunar New Year's Day next year.
Apr 18 2014
When one is asked to define Cha Seung-won as an actor, the first thing that comes to mind is the 2011 megahit romantic-comedy “Greatest Love.” Cha’s character Jin Dok-go helped shape his reputation as the “King of rom-com,” but at the same time, Cha seemed thirsty for change.
Yesterday, a 30-second teaser video clip of Cha’s new film “High Heel” was revealed on YouTube. Dressed in a classic black suit, the 43-year-old hinted that his new work will be an action film.
In the film, Cha teamed up with celebrity filmmaker Jang Jin, who he worked with in the 2007 film “My Son.” Jang also wrote the recent play “December: Unfinished Song,” which follows Korea’s legendary folk singer Kim Kwang-seok’s story. He also produced Saturday Night Live Korea from 2011-12.
In the film Cha will play a detective who encounters a mysterious situation.
In addition, he will also be back on the small screen in SBS’s new drama series “You are Surrendered.” By no coincidence, he plays a veteran police officer at Gangnam Police Precinct in southern Seoul, where he will guide the fledgling detectives Lee Seung-gi and Go A-ra.
While “High Heel” will be released in the latter part of the year, he will first return to the television by the end of April.
Apr 18 2014
Super Junior-M, the Chinese-language subunit of veteran K-pop idol group Super Junior, won three major awards at the 2nd Yin Yue Tai V Chart Awards held in Beijing on Tuesday.
The awards are organized by Yin Yue Tai, an online video-sharing website, considered to be the Chinese equivalent of YouTube.
Super Junior won the awards for best Korean performer and best Korean group, while Super Junior-M won Chinese album of the year.
“Thank you for your support,” said the group in a statement. “We hope to show you our best in our coming albums as well.”
Super Junior-M is comprised of Super Junior members Sung-min, Eun-hyuk, Si-won, Dong-hae and Kyu-hyun, along with ethnically Chinese members Zhou Mi and Henry. It is focused on the Chinese market.
They celebrated their awards by singing their latest songs “Break Down” and “Swing” at the award show.
In addition to Super Junior-M, another K-pop group to win on Tuesday was Exo, which took home the award for Korean album of the year, for “XOXO: Kiss & Hug.”
Apr 18 2014
With the nation reeling from Wednesday’s ferry disaster off the southwest coast that has nearly 300 people feared dead, the Korean entertainment industry canceled major events yesterday to offer condolences over the accident.
R&B singer Lena Park, also known as Park Jung-hyun, had been readying a large press conference for her new album “Syncro Fusion” for weeks. But because of the tragedy, Park decided to cancel both the press conference and the release of her album.
“It is a national disaster we’re talking about,” said an official at her agency, Blueprint Music. “We are still discussing how to reschedule the album’s release date.”
Many other high-profile K-pop artists also canceled events. Rapper Junggigo, famous for the recent hit love song “Some,” said that he also plans to hold off releasing his new digital single “I Want You.” The song, a collaboration with the hip-hop artist Beenzino, was supposed to hit music stores yesterday.
Similarly, singer G.Na dropped plans to launch another teaser yesterday for her new song “Pretty Lingerie.”
Some industry analysts said that the entertainers’ response was in part due to the criticism they have encountered during past tragedies. When a national disaster happens, the public gets extremely sensitive about celebrity behavior.
For example, the rookie fashion model Hur Jae-hyuk posted a photo on his Facebook page yesterday of himself submerged in a bathtub full of water, and many Internet users were outraged, calling the image “thoughtless.”
“I had no intention to upset anyone,” apologized the model, “I wasn’t aware of the accident because I don’t have a TV at home.”
He deactivated his Facebook account afterward.
But the most striking event happened on Wednesday night around 8 p.m., when the most-searched term on the popular search engine Naver turned ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Apr 18 2014
It's been pretty quiet on the 2AM front, especially regarding the leader Jokwon. Once a fixed face on a majority of the TV variety shows, Jokwon has been pretty hard to catch. Well, fans can now see him in an upcoming musical.
According to reports, Jokwon will star in "Priscilla", a musical adaptation of the movie "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert". The singer's appearances will start from July 3rd at the LG Arts Center in Seoul.
The story line for the comedy musical revolves around three cross-dressing men who embark on a journey together across the Australia outback, that will eventually change their lives forever. Hit songs from the 1980's and 1990's, including those from Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, are used in the show.
Jokwon will play the role of one of the three leading cross-dressers, Adam. Adam is known to be a troublemaker, played by Guy Pearce in the original Australian movie in 1994.
This is Jokwon's return to the musical realm, after playing Herod in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" last year.
Apr 18 2014
The popularity of EXO hasn't slow down. If anything, it's sped up. The group's upcoming concert in May was sold out in less than two seconds.
According to reports, ticket sales opened at 8 PM (KST) on April 16th, and in a mere 1.47 seconds, "From, EXO #1: The Lost Planet In Seoul" show was completely sold out.
Fans had apparently even practiced their speedy clicking sills through an online game called "Ticketing Practice Game", where they sharpen their skills in clicking on the screen. The incredible influx of web traffic on the ticketing site even caused the site to crash.
EXO's now sold-out Seoul concert will take place on May 24th and the 25th at the Seoul Olympic Stadium.
Apr 19 2014
Rumour has it that Chinese actress Yang Mi does not get along with husband Hawick Lau's parents
Chinese actress Yang Mi is reportedly at loggerheads with actor husband Hawick Lau's parents.
Yang Mi (also known as Mini Yang) and Hawick Lau tied the knot in Bali, Indonesia in January. Soon after, the happy couple revealed that Yang Mi was three months pregnant, with the expected due date set in late June.
As she intends for her child to be a Hong Kong citizen, Yang Mi relocated there in March to live with her in-laws. Unfortunately, rumour has it that their relationship is anything but rosy, and the actress supposedly has frequent skirmishes with her husband's parents.
Recently, Yang Mi was spotted going for her routine check-up with her mother-in-law as her pregnancy entered its 7th month. During the trip, she allegedly had zero contact with the latter, and stalked off without even looking back when they reached home.
Rumours of Yang Mi not getting along with her in-laws have been rampant. Earlier, it was said that she threw a tantrum publicly when her father-in-law divulged too many details about her wedding plans.
Facing the dilemma of siding with his wife or his parents, Hawick has reportedly been staying in Hong Kong whenever he is able to. He is currently overseeing the construction of their new marital home so that the unpleasantness between his wife and parents can be avoided.
Apr 19 2014
Lin Chi-ling allegedly froze her eggs at the National Taiwan University Hospital for fertility preservation
Taiwanese top model-actress Lin Chi-ling's close friend claimed that the star secretly undertook fertility preservation measures at the beginning of the year. She purportedly approached Dr. Wu Ming Yi, who specialises in oocyte cryopreservation (egg-freezing), to freeze eight of her oocytes (eggs) at the National Taiwan University Hospital.
Marriage between Chi-ling and her former beau, Taiwan's 'Toilet Bowl Prince'¯ Qiu Shi Kai, had been speculated of for ten years, but never came to fruition.
The friend revealed, 'After Lin Chi-ling turned 39 last year, her mother got very anxious about her getting married and having kids. In order to lessen her worries, Chi-ling went to Dr. Wu Ming Yi for egg-freezing.'¯
During an interview on Wednesday, Chi-ling neither acknowledged nor denied freezing her eggs. She replied through her manager, 'Aiyo, there's no need to respond to something like this!'¯
However, Chi-ling had previously expressed willingness to undergo egg-freezing, stating that it was a good way to preserve fertility - which fuels speculation that she has done just that.
When asked to confirm the claims, Dr. Wu clarified hastily, 'I don't know!'¯