Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu and husband Wang Xiaofei celebrate their daughter's 100th day of birth at a party


Following a gave birth to a baby girl, named Wang Xiyue, in Taiwan on April 24 this year.

Barbie, who has yet to lose her pregnancy weight, was dressed in a black top and red skirt at the party, which was attended by many celebrity pals from the industry.

While Barbie's little girl was the main star of the banquet, her mother-in-law Zhang Lan was also in the limelight for wearing a low-cut red dress which showed some cleavage.

In other related news, Barbie's husband Xiaofei openly declared his wish for a second baby at an event he attended on Chinese Valentine's Day last Saturday. 'I want to work hard to fulfil more duties of marriage and forming a family,' he said.

The couple have generously donated approximately S$250,000 to aid the relief efforts for the gas pipe blasts which hit Kaohsiung, Taiwan, last Thursday. Barbie revealed to have several family members and friends living in that area, all of whom were fortunate to escape unscathed.

She added, 'My heart aches for my fellow countrymen who are affected by the tragedy. I pray for Kaohsiung to tide over this crisis.'




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Stars such as Andy Lau, Show Luo, Elva Hsiao and many others extended their support to the disaster victims


After a when a series of gas pipe explosions occurred in Kaohsiung, killing at least 28 people and injuring many others.

In response to the tragedy, many celebrities stepped up to help by offering donations and support to victims of the disaster. Over the weekend, Hong Kong Heavenly King Andy Lau posted a picture of a scripture that he had copied by hand onto his official website as a prayer for the victims.

When the 52-year-old was in Taiwan for his annual fan meet yesterday, he even recorded a video to encourage local fans, saying, 'I am with you all; continue to do your best'.

According to Taiwanese news reports, the venue housed 80 tables and up to a thousand fans. Although such a large amount of people were present, Andy took the time to ask after fans at each table.

He also attempted to cheer his fans on: '[Due to] the recent Penghu airplane disaster and the Kaohsiung gas explosions, hope that residents, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, volunteers and the media in Kaohsiung can watch out for your safety. Rebuilding [your] home requires time; [but] rebuilding your mood is even more important; let us all cheer them on together!'

The star looked visibly fatigued when the event ended three hours later, but perked himself up to wave good bye to the fans. Andy may only have spent a total of eight hours in Taiwan before he rushed back to Hong Kong, but his acts of goodwill moved many Taiwanese citizens.



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Netizens praised Nicky Wu for being a good man due to his care for Liu Shishi during their trip to Japan


Taiwanese actor Nicky Wu was lauded by netizens for being an ideal good man when his attentiveness to his girlfriend, actress Liu Shishi (also known as Cecilia Liu), was photographed by fans.

One of the most beloved celebrity couples in showbiz, Nicky, 43, and Shishi, 26, and they have often been spotted on dates.

Recently, the lovebirds were spotted at the airport in Shanghai, as they prepared to fly to Japan to celebrate the lunar Valentine's Day.

Their pictures were once again secretly taken by local fans in Japan. In the photos, Nicky and Shishi wore couple outfits comprising of a blue t-shirt and white shorts, their hands tightly clasped together while they walked through the streets of Ikebukuro.

As they left a cosmetics store, the doting boyfriend did not allow Shishi to lift a single finger, carrying bags full of her buys all by himself.

The couple was photographed wearing yet another couple outfit at the airport, when they were returning to Beijing. Similarly, their luggages were handled by Nicky alone.

Netizens couldn't help but swoon at Nicky's caring behaviour, but also noted that he and Shishi seem to be photographed no matter where they go, sighing: 'It's so hard to be low-key!'



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Chinese actress Zhou Xun and husband Archie Kao returned to the former's hometown for a private wedding banquet


After their surprise wedding at the 'One Night' charity gala in Hangzhou last month, honeymoon in the United States, and officially registering their marriage last Thursday, Chinese actress Zhou Xun and husband Archie Kao reportedly held another banquet last Saturday.

This time, it was a low profile one at Zhou Xun's hometown, Quzhou, coincidentally on the Chinese Valentine's Day (seventh day of the seventh lunar month).

That evening, the 39-year-old actress turned up at a hotel in Quzhou clad in a red dress while Archie was dressed casually. The banquet was a heartwarming private affair where the couple posed and took pictures with their guests.

One of Zhou Xun's relatives even praised her on Weibo: 'Zhou Xun is a good lady! Being kind is part of observing our traditions. It is time for them to lead their lives together and bear a child!'




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TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES (CHUNG SEUNGWON SIU) the movie will start production in August. The cast including Francis Ng Chun Yu, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Sammi Cheng Sau Man and Charmaine Sheh Si Man yesterday attended a press conference and production start worship ceremony at the Shaw Studio. In a pilot uniform Sammi was in great shape and even had several tattoos. The film will shoot on location in England and Belgium.

Will Sam Gor have a romance with Sammi? He admitted that he still did not konw because the script has not been completed yet, but something different happened after he worked with Sammi on a commercial. He said, "It will depend on performance, only nice actors get to kiss the lead actress." Sammi revealed that she will play a rock star and only play a pilot in a commercial. She said, "The tattoo took four hours to draw, everyday the colors had to be fixed!" Chilam continued to play his "Cool Demon" character as a private pilot but would not have too much connection to the television series. ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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_04MC001_.jpgIn the film I got into Siu Lan and Sam's break up story, but in real life, I feel that love should be cherished.  Break Up, I haven't been willing to say once
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True story: a female friend who I have known for years met her boyfriend in high school, fell in love and now they are both 29. The over 10 years marathon of love seems like a century already. I have known them for over 7 years. Over these years, they have endlessly gone between broken up and reunited. From my observation, they were very serious about each break up. They completely looked like they were "truly hurt". They would have a difference of opinions on a variety of matter, then argue, in the end one of them would conclude it with a break up. Then they were hurt for about a month and in the end he would coax her back.

Several years ago, I saw how sorrowful she was and I could not help but comfort her. I hoped that she would be a little better. Also I thought of their "love between break up and make up" as the way of how an odd couple got along. Yet this time was a little different, they "broke up" longer than in the past. She did not have that sorrowful look from before. Between all the endless break up and make up, the girl seemed to have gained some understanding.

When I made BREAK UP 100 (FUN SAU 100 CHI), I was completely into Siu Lan's "break up model" and did not sense any problem. Later when I watched the film, I looked at Siu Lan and ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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China has been showing its keen interest in Lee Jong Suk.

Having starred in numerous successful projects, such as KBS 2TV’s School 2013, SBS’s I Hear Your Voice and Doctor Stranger, Lee Jong Suk has become a rising star in dramas, movies, commercials, variety shows and events in the Chinese entertainment industry, gathering a lot of spotlights.

According to the agency, Lee Jong Suk has been selected as the model of a casual brand in China, Semir.

Semir is one of the most popular casual brands among young people in China and it currently has around 8,000 stores around the country.

An affiliate of Semir stated, “Being a star who can pull off a fashionable style with a white shirt alone, Lee Jong Suk’s classy and fashionable image well suits Semir’s image.”

The affiliate added, “Rising as a Korean star who has good acting abilities as well as an attractive appearance, Lee Jong Suk will class up the brand by becoming its model and bring out increased sales and promotional effects.”

Apart from Semir, Lee Jong Suk has also been receiving love calls from numerous commercials, which will further increase his popularity in China.

Source: MWave

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Actor Kang Dong-won and actress Song Hye-gyo have started promoting their upcoming movie “My Palpitating Life,” which will be released in Korea on Sept. 3.

The two were at a press conference yesterday at Apgujeong CGV in Gangnam, southern Seoul.

Kang and Song play young parents who give birth to a child when they’re 17 years old. The movie, based on the novel of the same title, depicts young parents raising a son who is suffering from progeria, a rare genetic disorder that prompts premature aging.

During the press conference, Song said she never knew Kang had such a great passion for acting.

“After working with him in the movie, [I saw] he had an incredible passion toward his characters,” Song said.

This wasn’t the first time the actors had worked together. Four years ago they appeared in the film “Love For Sale,” which was never released in Korea.

JoongAng Daily

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Actor Jang Keun-suk held a special event to celebrate his 28th birthday with fans over the weekend.

Prior to his birthday yesterday, the singer and actor held the “Jang Keun-suk Birthday Memorial Sharing Photo Exhibition” from Saturday to Sunday. The show includes photos and videos of Jang, along with artwork sent by fans from all across the world.

The exhibition was put together by Jang’s fan club, Cri-J. Jang took the time to look at all the photos and to give his autograph. The crowded event earned the fan club 16.2 million won ($15,673). All the proceeds will be donated to Namsamwon, an oprhan shelter in Namsan, central Seoul. The fan club has reportedly been volunteering there regularly.

Jang thanked all the fans who had traveled to the show from Japan, China, Thailand, Peru and elsewhere on his online radio program “Zikzin Radio.” “I’m so happy that I could celebrate my birthday with fans again this year,” Jang said.

JoongAng Daily

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Sistar gave sweets wrapped in hand-shaped plastic cases to fans who came to see the girl group’s performance on Sunday. The gift, which they named “Sweet Hand,” was given to fans who came to watch the live TV show “Popular Song” on broadcasting channel SBS.

“Members of Sistar personally wrapped the gifts to thank fans who came to the music program’s studio in this scorching summer weather,” said Starship Entertainment, the group’s agency.

“We hope fans were able to make some good memories as members of the group thought really hard to come up with a memorable present.”

The group’s new song, “Touch My Body,” which was released last month, ranked No. 1 on the program’s music chart on Sunday. The song also topped other shows including “M Countdown” on cable channel Mnet on Thursday and “Music Bank” on broadcaster KBS on Friday.

JoongAng Daily

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