Aug 20 2014
The Taiwanese singer revealed that she once prayed to 'God of Marriage' before her debut
Mandopop star Jolin Tsai's mother was recently reported to have offered prayers at a fox fairy temple for the singer to have a smooth love life. While speaking to the media at an event on Monday, Jolin commented on the reports, saying, 'This is hilarious. My fans are my fox fairies.'
However, the 33-year-old let on that she once prayed to the 'God of Marriage' before her showbiz debut. 'I stopped praying for relationship matters after entering the industry. I have a smooth-sailing career and I don't have any special wish for my love life,' she added.
Also, Jolin did not seem to be affected by the string of marriage news in showbiz, including rumours of her ex-beau Jay Chou's impending wedding. Although she has been in a stable relationship with model Vivian Dawson for four years, the singer does not intend to walk down the aisle yet.
When asked on her dream wedding, Jolin admitted that she 'has not considered that much'.
Kabby Hui, Barbie Liu, Rainky Wai, Linah Matsuoka
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"Inch Mouth Barbie" Liu (Ha Wai Yu), Rainky Wai Yu Yui, Anita Chui Bik Ka, Kabby Hui Nga Ting and Linah Matsuoka yesterday continued to participate in the Stephen Chow Sing Chi's new film MERMAID casting sessions in Beijing. They and a group of Mainland participants met with three judges, directors Wilson Chin Kwok Wai, Chan Hing Ka and Lo Ching Yu for acting and talent tests. They had to order ribs and rice in cute, mean, Parkinson's and other ways, completely Sing Yeh's nonsensical style. Barbie continued to show off his cleavage and exaggerated acting to steal the spotlight. In addition, the ladies also posed for swimsuit photos for Sing Yeh.
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Eddie Cheung Siu Fai and the Chinese Japanese mixed heritage newcomer Li Zichen starred in the suspense TWILIGHT ONLINE (HUNG BO JOI SIN), which will open officially in Hong Kong on the 4th. The film earlier already won awards overseas. Director Maggie To Yuk Ching earlier celebrated with the actors and wished for more success in Hong Kong for the film.
After years in the business Brother Fai won his first Best Actor award, which he did not feel like a late arriving spring. "Actors can't count like this, as long as you keep working you keep having opportunities. I never thought about winning the Best Award either." He also said that he would continue to play any character with potential and would not choose lead roles to play. Playing a good guy has set framework, but playing a bad guy could have different interpretation method. Has his workload increased after the awards? He said that he already had a lot of jobs before the awards. How has his wife supported him? Brother Fai joked that his wife helped him with more skin care, because after the awards he had to see a lot of people.
Starring in her first film, Li Zichen was fluent in Putonghua. She praised Brother Fai as the joy of the set. He was very professional and everyone had a very pleasant collaboration. Brother Fai also praised her as smart. Sometimes when she could not understand Cantonese, he would use his ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Aug 20 2014
Jaycee Chan admits to 8 years of drug useKo Chen-Tung has always been close to his parentsJackie Chan's Hong Kong home is under full lock downKo Chen-Tung is under administrative detention for using marijuanaBeijing police confirms that Jaycee Chan is being detented for a felonyKo Chen-Tung admits to the positive marijuana testKo Chen-Tung's prisoner uniform suddenly becomes a hot item onlineJaycee Chan received his Beijing home as his 28th birthday gift
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The press sets up camps outside the detention house
courtesy of on.ccAfter his Mainland arrest, Ko Chen-Tung may face another set of charges once he returns to Taiwan
After Ko Chen-Tung and Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming)'s Beijing arrests have been confirmed, the entertainment world was rocked. CCTW yesterday aired three videos, including Ko Chen-Tung being interviewed and admitting his mistake, and marijuana being found at a search of Cho Ming's home. Their faces have been censored. Cho Ming appeared to be calm during the investigation, while Ko Chen-Tung was more upset. He cried as he admitted his mistake and hoped his family, friends and supporters would embrace him.
Ko Chen-Tung had two videos, one of which was after his arrest the urine test came up positive for marijuana. At the detention house Public Security questioned him. A Public Security officer held a bottle of his ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
After much talk and conflict, JYJ will be participating at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
According to C-JeS Entertainment on August 20, JYJ will attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games on September 19 at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium, where the members will sing the Asian Games official song, Only One.
“When JYJ was anointed as honorary ambassadors, we were promised that JYJ would perform at both the opening and closing ceremonies, but at the end of discussions, we will only be singing one song before the finale of the opening ceremony.
JYJ has fulfilled all duties as the honorary ambassadors, recording the song and participating in the music videos and commercials, as well as promotions. However, in July, the Incheon Asian Games committee revealed a list of performers for the Opening and Closing ceremonies and JYJ was not mentioned, causing C-JeS Entertainment to release a statement asking for the committee to be fair.
Aug 20 2014
Retired figure skating star Kim Yu-na continues to be Korea's favorite corporate spokesperson, according to a survey by Korea CM Institute, an ad industry researcher.
Kim garnered 15 percent of the support from the 2,400 respondents aged from 15 to 60. Actress Jun Ji-hyun, whose recent television drama "My Love from the Star" enjoyed immense success, came in second with an 11 percent support, followed by K-pop singer Suji, picked by 7 percent of the respondents.
Aug 20 2014
Boy group Big Bang celebrated eight years of being together yesterday, releasing a photo of all five members on its agency’s official website.
“Only eight years, still a long way to go,” said G-Dragon.
Other members also made comments to thank fans who have stayed by their sides throughout the years.
The group, which debuted in 2006, has become one of the popular idol stars representing the K-pop scene. Its music video “Fantastic Baby” received more than 100 million views on YouTube.
The members said that they will do their best to release another album this year. The members announced the news over the weekend at a concert at Jamsil Sports Complex in southern Seoul.
Aug 20 2014
Song Hye-gyo has paid off all of the taxes she allegedly evaded, according to The Firm, her legal representative, adding that she didn’t know her former tax firm had handled her expenses incorrectly.
Allegations about Song’s incorrect tax payments surfaced on Tuesday during a hearing for Im Hwan-su, a candidate who has been nominated to head the National Tax Service.
According to her legal representation, Song was told in August 2012 that there was a problem with how her expenses from 2009 to 2011 had been processed.
The actress’s former tax agency investigated the claims after the notification was delivered.
But after leaving the issue with the former company, Song received another note from the National Tax Service saying that they could not trust the submitted documents as there were some issues with them.
In 2012, Song paid the money demanded by the tax authority in full, along with a penalty, which totaled around 3.1 billion won ($3 million).
“She learned about the wrongful handling of her expenses by her former firm, but did not file a complaint because she thought it was also her responsibility to keep an eye on her tax representative,” The Firm said in a release. The agency added that she didn’t know about the issue until she was notified by the National Tax Service in 2012.
Song was again asked to pay an extra 700 million won in April this year for expenses in 2008 and paid the amount completely.
“I’m very sorry that I, as an actress who gets public attention, have not paid more attention on issues related to tax,” Song said in a press release. “I’m very regretful of my ignorance in handling taxes and I will pay extra attention to never repeat such [wrongdoings].”
After a media source revealed more glaring evidence of a more-than-platonic relationship between Sulli of f(x) and Choiza of Dynamic Duo, reps from both sides have officially broken the silence.
Earlier on August 19th, a well-known media source released photos of Sulli and Choiza enjoying a date at Namsan Park on the night of the "Super Moon" on August 10th. Reports stated that the two then proceeded to a drive-in theatre where they watched the movie "Pirates", which Sulli is featured in.
There have been rumors of the two dating since September of last year. Both sides of the alleged couple had remained pretty silent or vague on the topic. However, both SM Entertainment and Amoeba Culture have spoken out about their artists Sulli and Choiza, respectively.
According to SM, Sulli and Choiza have come to depend on each other. Choiza's agency Amoeba Culture was a bit more direct, stating that the two started off as close seniors and juniors in the industry, but came to develop feelings for one another. The two are now dating and ask for the public's love and support.
Aug 20 2014
Actress Ha Ji-won, star of SBS drama “Secret Garden,” is currently taking auditions to play a role in a Hollywood film.
In a MBC entertainment show “Section TV Entertainment,” which aired on Sunday, she made the comment in a cautious way.
“There is nothing decided yet, but I’m taking auditions,” said Ha.
“The genre [of the film] is also not yet released,” she added, saying that nothing is confirmed yet.
Many reports have mentioned her gearing up for her going to Hollywood in the past. As she is now done with her most recent work, MBC drama “Empress Ki,” local industry experts again are wondering what work she will land to make a Hollywood debut.