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<p>On Monday, Taiwanese singer Harlem Yu was reportedly <a href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fentertainment.xin.msn.com%2Fen%2Fcelebrity%2Fbuzz%2Fasia%2Fharlem-yu-hospitalised-due-to-chest-discomfort">hospitalised 'for a normal check-up' due to heart discomfort</a> but in fact, he underwent a heart surgery the next day (Tuesday). He thought little of the problem, which arose half a year ago, until he experienced serious chest discomfort and irregular pulse rates on Monday.</p>
<p>Harlem's sister and brother-in-law stood vigil outside the operating theatre for four hours before the surgery ended.</p>
<p>It is believed that Harlem, who will be holding his concert in Singapore on October 3, was first under observation in the Intensive Care Unit before being transferred to a normal ward after his condition stabilised.</p>
<p>The doctor confirmed the singer had irregular heartbeat due to atrial fibrillation where the electrical signals of a heartbeat travel in a disorganised manner.</p>
<p>Although the 53-year-old exercises frequently, the irregular heartbeat could be caused by stress from work and a worsening of his already-present condition. It is said that Harlem can be discharged after a month of recuperation but he will require follow-up appointments.</p>
<p>His manager thanked the public for their concern.</p>
<p>In other related news, Harlem's ex-wife <a href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fentertainment.xin.msn.com%2Fen%2Fcelebrity%2Fbuzz%2Fasia%2Fannie-yi-to-marry-qin-hao-in-february">Annie Yi, who will wed Chinese actor Qin Hao next February</a>, posted four updates on Weibo within two hours on Tuesday.</p>
<p>She first revealed she was anaemic and will reduce her workload in December to rest, and then posted a screenshot of her conversation with Harlem where she wished him 'all the best for the operation'.</p>
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<p><span lang="EN-US">At the gala premiere of his new movie <em>Golden Brother</em> on Monday, Hong Kong actor Bosco Wong was joined by his mother and new rumoured girlfriend Chinese actress Sun Xiaoxiao. When probed on their relationship status, the 33-year-old insisted that the actress is his 'godsister'.</span></p>
<p><span lang="EN-US">'She is my mum's goddaughter, which makes her my godsister. You know, there are some platonic relationships which will never progress to another stage,' he asserted. 'Little sister has just signed a new contract and will be developing her career in Hong Kong. [I brought her along] just to build some connections.'</span></p>
<p><span lang="EN-US">Bosco and Xiaoxiao first collaborated on Chinese period drama <em>Young Sherlock</em> last year.</span></p>
<p><span lang="EN-US">While speaking to the media, Bosco shared that Xiaoxiao and his mum hit it off as they are both devout Buddhists. Sources further revealed that the 29-year-old actress is very good at making Bosco's mother happy and that the two are also following each other on Weibo.</span></p>
<p><span lang="EN-US">'In any case, [our relationship] is not like what everyone is thinking!' the actor reiterated, even asking his godsister to introduce girls to him. </span></p>
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MediaCorp actor Christopher Lee may have come up short at his first bid at the Golden Bell Awards back in 2012, but the 42-year-old will be given a second chance this year. Nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in A Good Wife, the Taiwanese equivalent of the Emmys will take place on October 18 and 25.

The ceremony on October 25 will be hosted by Selina Jen and Sam Tseng and will see a total of 1699 productions vie for 35 coveted trophies. The nominees list was determined over a two-month period by a panel of judges and was announced by Ruby Lin yesterday (Sep 18).

The other four nominees for Best Actor are Junior (Sun after the Rain), Hans Chung (Boys Can Fly), Zhang Ting Hu (Boys Can Fly) and Blue Lan (Chocolat).

Christopherâs co-star, Taiwanese actress Tien Hsin, will also be up for the prestigious Best Actress award for the same drama. Tien Hsin shared that she cried for two hours at home after she heard of her nomination and feels happy just to be nominated. She also expressed her delight that Christopher also earned a nod for their work.

Fellow Taiwanese actress Cheryl Yang earned her third nomination for her role in The Birth of the Queen and is said to have burst out in tears, only to have to compose herself as she was in the midst of filming.

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Hong Kong actor Raymond Wong has been suffering from Behcetâs Syndrome, a rare disease that involves blood vessel inflammation and leads to sores on the skin, in the mouth and on the patientâs genitals. Other symptoms include eye swelling and joint pain.

When first diagnosed, the 39-year-old was said to have difficulties speaking which led to him backing out of time-traveling drama Cheung Po Tsai. He was discharged from the hospital yesterday (Sep 18) after two weeks of treatment and joked with the media gathered outside, âEveryone seems to be worried about this and any part of the body has the chance of getting inflamed but but thankfully the blood vessels near my heart are fine and everyone doesnât have to worry about my reproductive organs either.â

Those gathered shared that Raymond left a Kowloon hospital at 2pm and looked visibly thinner with a swollen-looking face but he seemed to be in good spirits and was able to speak normally. The 1.8m actor admitted that his weight plummeted to 61.7kg due to his sickness but that he is slowly putting on weight.

He expressed that he started developing symptoms on August 26 but assumed that it was due to his hectic schedule and not eating at regular intervals. His tonsils were severely inflamed and he even had difficulties speaking when the condition worsened.

He only checked himself in to the hospital on September 4 as he was in Australia from August 28 till September 2, where he was diagnosed with Behcetâs Syndrome. He revealed that the hospital placed him in an isolated ward but said, âThe medicine already started taking effect on the second day but the condition of my throat got worse and there was white discharge in my mouth.â

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Wednesday September 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/carman-lee-falls-victim-phone-scam-055900690.html






Hong Kong actress Carman Lee recently revealed that she lost RMB 1 million (approximately USD 162,591) in a phone scam in China.


As reported on Apple Daily, Carman disclosed that the incident happened to her manager Ali, who received a call from a person claiming to be an official and saying that Carman was suspected of money laundering and drug trafficking.


The person also provided a telephone number of the Security Bureau for her to call, and after failing to get through to the number, Ali then received a call from a person who identified himself as an investigation officer.


The person requested Ali to log on to a website that showed her the accurate details about Carman, including passport number and date of birth, and told her that the actress would be arrested the moment she arrived in Beijing.


After being asked to assist in the investigation, Ali followed the instructions of the so-called investigator, only to realise that all of Carman's savings were stolen from her account not long after.


The actress revealed that she has already made a police report, and reminded everybody not to fall victim to such a scam.


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Ella Koon diagnosed with Bell's Palsy

Wednesday September 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/ella-koon-diagnosed-bells-palsy-060300300.html






Ella Koon revealed that she has been diagnosed with Bell's Palsy.


As reported on Phoenix News, the singer recently captured the media's attention when she appeared at an event looking stiff on the right side of her face. She was also seen tearing in one eye from the strong spotlights.


Ella then revealed that she suffers from Bell's Palsy, a type of paralysis that resulted in facial drooping due to a damage of the facial nerves.


The singer pointed to the right side of her face and revealed that she cannot even blink her right eye, let alone make a lot of movement.


"It happened last week when I woke up to drink water and realised that the water trickled to the floor. I thought I had a stroke and was so scared. But after visiting a neurologist, I was told that one of the nerves was damaged," Ella disclosed.


"Aside from not being able to close my eyes, I also have difficulties eating and drinking water. I have to put on surgical tape on my eyes when I have to sleep and can't pronounce certain letters, like B and P," she said.


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Felix Wong denies raising funds for wife's treatment

Wednesday September 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/felix-wong-denies-raising-funds-wifes-treatment-060600333.html






Hong Kong actor Felix Wong have been making a lot of public appearances recently, sparking rumours that he has been working hard to raise money for his wife Leung Kit Wah's medical bills. However, the actor recently said that this is far from the truth.


As reported on Mingpao News, while speaking to the media at the press conference announcing the SAA Marathon, Felix revealed that his wife is already insured and that they didn't need to spend a cent for the cancer treatment.


"My wife has worked in insurance for 20 years and the whole family has bought insurance. Everything, from the surgery to hospitalisation, as well as the treatment, will be borne by the insurance company," he said.


Daughter Adrian also clarified that the reason her father has been appearing in a lot of commercial events was because he received more offers to do so.


"I think that's how the misconception started. But as a family, we all work very hard. Even when my mom is home, she would be working away," said the actress.


On the subject of Leung Kit Wah's health, Felix said that his wife is getting better, though it will take her a while along with a lifestyle adjustment to recuperate.

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Wednesday September 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/ruco-chan-sparks-romance-rumours-katy-kung-061500941.html






After being romantically linked to actress Ankie Beilke and Linda Chung, Ruco Chan is now rumoured to be dating Chinese actress Katy Kung.

As reported on HK Channel, speculations of their relationship sparked recently when it was reported that the "All That is Bitter is Sweet" actor has turned down an offer to appear at a Buddhist function and has chosen to go on a date with the 24-year-old actress instead.


On 9 September, the two stars were spotted having a meal at a hot pot restaurant, along with good friends Matt Yeung, Jason Chan and Sarah Song.


Though they were observed to be enjoying each other's company, both Ruco and Katy's mood changed when they noticed the presence of paparazzi. Ruco hurriedly left the premise with Katy without finishing his meal.


Allegedly, Ruco pursued Katy after failing to court Linda, his co-star in both "Brother's Keeper" and "All That is Bitter is Sweet" due to her relationship with martial arts actor Phillip Ng.


However, when asked to address the rumours, Ruco denied that he and Katy are in a relationship. "We are only friends. It's impossible for me and Katy to be together."


The actor also revealed that the so-called hot pot date was arranged by Jason Chan and was just an ordinary get-together.


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Stephen Chow selects six candidates for "Mermaid"

Wednesday September 17, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/stephen-chow-selects-six-candidates-mermaid-061900614.html






After stage after stage of casting processes, Stephen Chow has finally chosen the final six candidates for his upcoming new film "Mermaid".


According to Mingpao News, on 15 September, the last stage of the casting was held in Shenzhen, with 13 selected actresses preparing to wow the director and the casting crew with their talent.


The audition was divided into three parts. The first part entailed the actresses to show various expressions and movements according to instructions, the second part involved them wearing mermaid costumes to show off their physique, while the third part required the actresses to remove their make-up and show their natural faces.


After the auditions, Stephen presented awards to six of the candidates, Chinese actresses Yinyin, Lin Yun, Xu Zhenzhen and Sun Jialing, as well as Hong Kong's very own Kabby Hui, and Japanese star Linah Matsuoka.


The director also complimented the actresses for their performances and eagerness to show their best. He revealed that his favourite audition was the make-up removal segment, saying that some girls looked prettier without cosmetics.


However, Stephen quickly left the audition and did not hear questions about his conflict with movie producer Tiffany Chen and her husband, China Star's Charles Heung.

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South Korean boyband EXO members Tao, Sehun and Suho spent the recent Mid-Autumn Festival together on a holiday to Sanya, China. However, their vacation was interrupted by 40 stalker fans who followed them throughout the trip.

Frustrated, Tao took to Weibo to reprimand these fans. He wrote: 'Happy Mid-Autumn Festival. I really don't know what to say anymore. Following us from Korea to our destination? Fine. But now you are following us all the way to our accommodations. Don't go overboard!'

Tao's post drew both supportive comments and criticism. Some people agreed that 'stalker fans have no right to invade their idols' privacy', while others felt that the singer, as a public figure, should not publish such remarks. The 21-year-old deleted his post shortly after.

According to Hong Kong media, Tao was so angry that he got off the car and waved a wooden rod at the fans. Yesterday, a netizen who claimed to be an eyewitness of the event gave an account of the incident. 'The person who held the rod was a paparazzo. The photo [of the rod] circulating on the Internet was also taken by the paparazzo,' she explained.


Screenshot of Tao's Weibo post.



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