It's a girl, Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu announced on Weibo on Saturday. She had confirmed her pregnancy last December and is expected to give birth this May.

Although her husband Wang Xiaofei had ambiguously suggested earlier that she is pregnant with a boy, many netizens have long speculated that it's a girl.

Barbie revealed her anxiety and nervousness as the expected date of birth draws near. She shared her feelings on Weibo: 'The dexterous limbs and mind can't be confined to my clumsy body any more. After the 'goods' are unloaded, I want to travel the world with my husband and daughter.'

While resting at home, Barbie has been learning how to bake, and has even imparted her skills to her sister, Dee's, children.

This year, Barbie isn't the only female celebrity who is expecting a 'Horse baby'. Pace Wu and Nono have both given birth, and next up is Barbie, followed by Patty Hou and Huang Xiaorou.

Apart from Patty, whose child's gender is not yet revealed, the other stars are mostly expecting baby girls.



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The second season of popular Chinese singing competition 'I am a Singer' held its finals on Friday, and though high hopes have been placed on rising star G.E.M Tang, she lost the champion position to Chinese singer Han Lei and was placed second instead.

However, if the Hong Kong singer songwriter was disappointed, she did not show it. 'I think I did better than expected, so I'm very happy,' she told the media. 'There's no stress during the competition, and it's better than the rehearsals 'cause there's so many people in the audience, so I was quite high!'

She confessed that she had simply wanted to get into the top three, and felt that it was a glorious defeat. G.E.M praised Han Lei for singing well and said that she still had a lot to learn.

She had performed the song 'Cun Tian Li' ('In Summer') with guest star Khalil Fong ' one accompanied with the guitar while the other was at the piano ' and when she reached the climax, many in the audience were moved to tears.

G.E.M will hold her own concert in Beijing after the competition. 'I feel that I'm very lucky, as after the Hung Hom concert last year, I was thinking of doing commercial performances, but I suddenly got an invitation from 'I Am a Singer', and that enabled more people to get to know me. I'm very thankful to God and Hunan TV,' she said.

However, she admitted that she did not know about the ticket sales for the concert, as they are handled by her management.

She also denied rumours that Hunan TV has offered her a large sum of remuneration to work for the company. 'It's not true. I don't have ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Dior Cheng Yi Kin is one of the few who values loyalty in the business. He, Kelly Chen Wai Lam and Tony Leung Ka Fai had a chance to reunite on the silver screen years later, as they traveled to Prague for Lee Chi Ngai's new film HORSEPLAY (DOH MA GEI). Despite few exchanges over the years their friendship remained, during the shoot they thoroughly indulged like old friends on vacation; of course to his wife Yoyo Mung Ka Wai he is beyond attentive. Whatever his wife decides he would give his 100% support; even when he sees former colleagues' unknown future with HKTV, he still cares very much as he speaks up on their behalf.

C: Ekin Cheng, R: Reporter

R: HKTV's station opening ran ashore. Your wife Mung Ka Wai's HKTV series TIN MONG (HEAVEN NET)'s production has been halted. Have you helped your wife return to the silver screen?

Why Prevent Others From Improving?

C: Actually she has a lot of work. Before she got into the business she worked behind the scene and in advertising, she had a lot of connections. Basically with her ability no one needs to worry, only this matter disappoints people somewhat; actually it is just an entertainment channel, why make it so complicated? I really don't understand, each business should have positive competition. Yet now it seems to be one sided. People say they want improvement but no one is improving. People want to improve, but they ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Joey Yung Choi Yi has always had rather high emotional quotient. Earlier she suddenly struck back after Chapman To Man Chak's Best Actress comment and immediately their differences were rumored to be nothing created overnight. Yesterday a magazine claimed that Joey and Ah Jat during the film production DIVA already built up grudges. Ah Jat who often made fun of others not only joked that Joey's toes resembled chicken feet, the fatal point was Joey and Wilfred Lau Ho Lung's romance as he said Joey ended up with garbage.

Seeing how Ah Jat hardly ever watched his mouth, Joey in order to prevent Ah Jat from getting into more trouble with his mouth took the chance to discipline him as an elder for his own good.

Ah Jat immediately apologized twice to Joey. Yesterday while promoting the success of his film NAKED AMBITION 3D (3D HO CHING) on facebook, he also did not forget to quote Joey's "The relationship between gentlemen is light as water" to prove that he remembered his elder's discipline. "The relationship between gentlemen is light as water, the love of viewers is heavy as wine. Thank you everyone for your support. Everyone has already gotten me drunk!"

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Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling, Babyjohn Choi Hong Yik, director Adam Wong Sau Ping two nights ago attended an autograph session for their film THE WAY WE DANCE (KONG MO PAI). All three received Hong Kong Film Award nominations, with the Best New Actor nomination Babyjohn will attend the grand event for the first time. Would his wife show her support? He said that he did not know yet. He and Cherry would perform at the show.

Ngan Cheuk Ling admitted that after getting into the business her health suffered due to the work schedule. After making THE WAY WE DANCE she was even sick for 3 days and nights, but now she is already used to this work format. She said, "The company told me to rest while I could, normally I would work out to get into shape." She revealed that in May she will work on a suspense film. Some said that Wong Sau Ping would make a romance, but she has not heard about it. She would compete for Best Actress in peace, because the nominated elders (Zhang Ziyi, Tang Wei, Sammi Cheng Sau Man and Nina Paw Hee Ching) were amazing she admitted defeat already.

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JESSICA HK Magazine - March 2014 Edition - Cover Feature: Charlene Choi





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Translation: mutts @ http://asianfanatics.net

In recent years, Charlene Choi has been focusing on filming movies. Starting from 2013, she is scheduled to film movies until July 2014. She said, "I will continue to sing, but I have already achieved accomplishments in terms of music. As a result, I will turn towards developing in movies, where there is comparatively greater room for improvement." With fame coming early for her and receiving many music awards, awards are no longer a motivating factor for her. "I have never considered my success based on awards, because it is just an encouragement. Even if I do not win an award, it does not mean that I cannot receive recognition. Over the past 10 years, I have tried being in a group and being solo, sang nearly every genre of song, and have been far from being bored. But after doing something for years, at some point you have to stop and think. I used to be able to release 3 albums in one year, but creative work requires knowledge and experience in order to improve. Over the course of acting, it may even inspire my own music."

Since <Simply Actors>, Charlene Choi's acting abilities have received a lot of recognition. "I am always extremely grateful. When I am an actress, I realize that singers and actors lead two entirely different lives. What is most important for singers is to maintain your popularity. But as an actor, popularity is not ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Sunday April 6, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/nick-cheung-hard-time-playing-cold-blooded-character-021400215.html





Hong Kong actor Nick Cheung revealed that playing the evil Hon Kong in his new movie, "That Demon Within" has been a very refreshing experience and admitted that it is his first time playing such a cold-blooded character, Oriental Daily reported.

"I have never really played such a thoroughly evil character before," said the actor, who last played an antagonist in Dante Lam's "The Beast Stalker".

"The character has neither mercy nor conscience. It's really hard to play him because in real life, I have too much conscience!" said the actor.

When asked if it was hard to leave the character behind after filming concluded, Nick said that sometimes the emotional characteristics of the character would affect him.

"When I was driving, meeting with friends, I would be thinking what Hon Kong would do if he was in my place," said the actor.

However, the actor jokingly expressed his hopes that Dante Lam's next film will have more women, so the male aura would not be too overwhelming!

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Sunday April 6, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/eric-tsang-holds-own-party-jackie-chan-022000143.html





Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang recently stated that he will not be attending good friend, Jackie Chan's birthday concert in Beijing on 7 April as he will be busy planning his own party for the action star in Hong Kong.

As reported on Mingpao, the actor who has always been very keen on planning up parties for his friends' 60th birthday, including Alan Tam and Nat Chan's, stated that the party for Jackie will be held on 10 April, but declined to reveal more information about it.

"I will only reveal the surprise when Jackie returns to Hong Kong and unwraps it himself," the actor enthused.

The two stars have been good friends since their early entry into the Hong Kong entertainment industry.

Eric even defended Jackie every time the blunt actor misspoke about several serious issues, saying that the action star is a kind man who is more expressive in his action rather in words.

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TVB to Air Mainland 2011's "Journey to the West" Instead of Local Series, Netizens Aren't Happy
Saturday April 5, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: Mingpao
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net





TVB initially scheduled new series Rear Mirror starring Wayne Lai and Louisa So to replace Swipe Tap Love's 8:30PM time slot on April 28th, but TVB suddenly decided to air 2011 Mainland drama Journey to the West instead. In the past year TVB's Monday through Friday prime time ratings have been unsatisfactory and in the last three months, the 8:30PM series only lingered around the 20s on average. The average rating fell as low as 24 points and only recently Storm in a Cocoon had a higher average rating of 29 points. This time, TVB is attempting to seek help from Mainland dramas. The majority of the cast from this 55 episode long drama are from Mainland, it will definitely be "refreshing" for the audience. The drama hasn't even released yet and its already sparking discussing among Netizens.

Yesterday on online discussion forums, the topic of TVB airing 2011 Mainland drama Journey to the West came up. Although two years ago TVB had already aired a Mainland drama The Eloquent Jixiao Lan 4, Netizens still had different reactions. Someone suggested TVB to broadcast reruns of Dicky Cheung's 1996 version of Journey to the West instead, while others requested TVB to air popular Korean drama My Love From Another Star. An observant Netizen noticed the 2011 Mainland drama was already broadcast once on TVB Pay Vision channel, and now in 2014 they are airing it again during the prime time hour, the Netizen felt "really happy" and said: "Airing another outdated ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Many TVB Actresses Line Up to Interview Kim Soohyun; HK First to Air "My Love From The Star" Outside of Korea
Saturday April 5, 2014 Hong Kong
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net




The recent Korean drama My Love From Another Star starring "Do MinJoon" Kim Soohyun and "Cheon Songyi" Gianna Jun Jihyun has been a popular hit across Asia. TVB purchased its broadcast right and the drama will be premiering on TVB's Network (Pay) Vision channel beginning April 26th. Following the drama's broadcast in its native country Korea, Hong Kong is the first Asian region to broadcast the drama and it is believed the "Star Star poison" ('Sing Sing') will infect Hong Kong again.

Since "Do Min Joon" Kim Soohyun's major gain of popularity, he has been out on a "gold digging" tour in Asia. On April 22nd, he'll be coming to Hong Kong for 3 days, 2 nights. He was invited to attend beauty brand SaSa's promotional event, then he'll be attending a fan meeting at The Mira HK Hotel, and finally because of the good relationship TVB has with KBS, TVB successfully invited Kim for an interview and to promote the drama. Many TVB female artists had caught the "Sing Sing poison" and when they learned Kim is doing an interview with TVB, artists like Samantha Ko and Sharon Chan are fighting to be the host at the interview. It was understood, there were 10+ female artists "signing up" to conduct exclusive interview with Kim and meet their idol!

Samantha a Big 'Cheon Songyi' Fan

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