Rumour has it that Liu Shishi's diva-like behaviour prevented her and Nicky Wu from promoting their new drama in Taiwan





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Since they co-starred in the hit Chinese period drama Scarlet Heart and went public with their romance, Taiwanese actor Nicky Wu and Chinese actress Liu Shishi's (also known as Cecilia Liu) have enjoyed flourishing careers.

After filming Scarlet Heart 2, the golden couple paired up again for Incisive Great Teacher, and the drama was well-received in China and is slated for an August broadcast on CitiTV in Taiwan.

However, has all the fame gotten into Shishi's head?

Rumour has it that the TV station forked out a hefty sum of TW$2 million (approximately S$83,000) to invite Shishi, 27, and Nicky, 44, to promote the drama in Taiwan and the actress was less than agreeable about the situation. The couple also refused to attend any other programmes barring the press conference, causing CtiTV to give up on the idea altogether, despite the fact that hotels and event venues had already been booked.

Shishi's management agency, Chinese Entertainment, explained: 'All the terms were agreed upon right from the start; [Nicky and Shishi] refused to appear on shows because [they] were worried that the episode would only focus on their romance and miss the point.'

'[We] will still invite them [to Taiwan], especially because Nicky has an extremely high regard for this drama; [he] even signed 30 sets of the original soundtrack and mailed them to Taiwan,' CtiTV clarified.

When asked to comment on the issue, Nicky's manager replied that it was not something to be talked about lightly.

Additionally, the couple's marriage plans have always been a topic of interest since their relationship was exposed, but both have constantly replied that they do not have concrete plans.

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The Chinese actress, who will be tying the knot with South Korean director Kim Tae Yong this fall, has caught the attention of the media with her belly bump at a skincare endorsement event in Shanghai on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old graced the event with a body-hugging dress and two-inch heels, unintentionally revealing the bump. This raised eyebrows as to whether she is indirectly announcing her pregnancy.

It is the first time Tang Wei is greeting the press after confirming her marriage plans. Although she has previously cleared the air about a shot-gun marriage through her manager, the rumours appeared to be true.

Responding to queries on her speedy marriage, the Lust, Caution actress said, 'I believe no woman will miss her chance to change her destiny. If you treasure it, it may change your entire life.'

Tang Wei further added that her wedding will be a simple one where only family and friends from both sides will attend, but remains tight-lipped about her wedding date.

She dismissed rumours of rejecting job offers due to her pregnancy and explained, 'I am still selecting scripts. As an actor, acting is part of my life and helps me broaden my world view. I will not give up on that.'

Tang Wei simply responded with a smile when asked if she will only take up non-action packed roles in future.

The bride-to-be, whose favourite Korean dish is ramen instead of kimchi, also shared that she is working hard to master the language.


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Lee Teuk will be leaving the army on July 29.

According to SM Entertainment, no special event will be held on the day of his release.

The agency said through a press release on July 25, "Leeteuk will be released from the army on July 29, but he will not be holding any interviews or special events on the day."

"We made this decision at his request, so we hope you understand," it said.

Leeteuk entered the army as an active-duty soldier on October 30, 2012.

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JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong revealed his thoughts on dating.

Kim Jae Joong recently attended an interview with the August issue of magazine @Star1 and was asked if he currently has a girlfriend.

When the interviewer asked, “Don’t you have a girlfriend that you’re hiding from everyone?” Kim Jae Joong answered, “A hidden girlfriend. Even if I had one, she would run away,” and laughed.

Kim Jae Joong said, “I spend the nights at the filming site and have been preparing for JYJ’s comeback at the same time. There’s even a joke saying that our drama team doesn’t spend any money on lodging, because the filming has been continuing throughout the night almost everyday. We get busy washing up at saunas afterwards.”

Meanwhile, Kim Jae Joong’s full story will be included in the August issue of @Star1 set to be published on July 22.

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Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won will be acting opposite each other in upcoming film Today’s Love.

The romance film Today’s Love has confirmed casting Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won and will begin filming at the end of July.

Today’s Love is the new project from director Park Jin Pyo, who also directed You’re My Sunshine, Voice of a Murderer and more.

Making his big screens debut through the film, Lee Seung Gi will be acting as ‘Jun Su,’ who always gets dumped by his girlfriends.

Moon Chae Won, who will be making her comeback to the big screens in three years since War of the Arrows, will be acting as weather caster ‘Hyun Woo,’ who has a chatty and tough personality that contrasts her physical appearance.

Lee Seung Gi said, “The love story that can be seen in everyday life seemed interesting and it’s a genre that I personally prefer so I’m anticipating. I’m also happy to be working with director Park Jin Hyo, whom I’ve always liked and respected. I’m excited but feel pressured at the same time, since it’s my first time filming a movie but I will work hard as an actor without being greedy.”

Moon Chae Won said, “I liked the fact that it has humor at the same time as telling a warm and realistic love story that everyone might’ve experienced once in their life time. I hope I can show another side of actress Moon Chae Won through this project.”

The film will premiere in 2015.

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The Carina Lau Ka Ling, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Tse Kwan Ho starred Emperor play TONNOCHY has had rave reviews and attracted many industry insiders' support. Rosamund Kwan Chi Lam two nights ago appeared backstage to cheer on the leads. Veteran stage artist Lau Siu Ming also showed his support. Kenny Bee (Chung Chun To) even brought Fan Keung. Everyone not only praised Ka Ling's top notch performance but also took photos backstage.

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Without my knowledge, the life of film itself quietly sprang. It led me to the road that it wanted to take. It was not the wrong road, it was not the fork in the road, but it was an open road for me and the actors to walk even smoother on. Two actors in order to get into characters started to use the characters' identities, behaviors, personalities to consider how each scene should be played? Thus they have enriched my story; the story development from the start was beyond my expectation but became even more reasonable! This was the life of film! It was very wonderful. (End)

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_26MA001_.jpgEason Chan complains on Taiwan radio and states that he will take a break from music in two years_26MA002_.jpgEason Chan's Cantonese album THE KEY only sold 9 million copies in Taiwan_26MA011_.jpgManager Chan Ka Ying posts an explanation of Eason's comments_26MA012_.jpgChan Ka Ying jokes, "I am not retired yet, he is so young why would you retire?"_26MA004_.jpgcourtesy of mingpao.com20140726fp01.jpgcourtesy of singtao.com0726-00282-021b1.jpg?t=1406331433509Eason Chan wants to travel the world and celebrate his birthday with his wife next year
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Eason Chan Yik Shun in recent years has become one of the top Asian singers, as his concerts continue to sell out; actually he already has plans to take a break from music in two years. Earlier on a Taiwan program he said that on his current record company contract he still had two albums, after that he has decided to rest and not make any more albums. Then he reiterated that he actually did not want to work.

Eason admitted that in recent years he had concert tours and album recordings, movies and commercial shoots, he truly was tired. He hoped to be able to take half a year off. He said, "I need new experience. This world is too big. I have to take a look." Earlier when he promoted his RICE AND SHINE record in Taiwan, he discovered that one of his records THE KEY only sold 900 copies and was drastically impacted. He joked that he only learned about how much trouble he was in now, it was truly too ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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0726-00282-001b1.jpg?t=1406329683736Chow Yun Fat's injury does not dampen his spirit0726-00282-001b2.jpg?t=14063296804090726-00282-001b3.jpg?t=1406329636565Dangers abound on the durian vehicle0726-00282-001b4.jpg?t=1406329606964Fat Soh is concerned about Fat Gor's injury0726-00282-001b5.jpg?t=1406329581515Both Best Actors do not mind taking a seat on the ground0726-00282-001b6.jpg?t=1406329575479Ka Fai and Fat Gor are held at knife point0726-00282-002b1.jpg?t=1406329510418Chow Yun Fat takes a selfie with Poyd0726-00282-002b2.jpg?t=1406329506670Poyd jumps at the chance to work with two Best Actors
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Next year's Lunar New Year blockbuster FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2 (DOH SING FUNG WON 2) is heating up in production. Lately the firepower has been focused in Thailand as many major scenes were shot. When two Best Actors Chow Yun Fat and Nick Cheung Ka Fai crossed paths, sparks flew as their performance was professional. Earlier during the chase scene shoot, Fat Gor was too focused to notice that his hand was injured.

In the story Fat Gor had to chase down Cheung Ka Fai, who hid a criminal organization's accounting books. Ka Fai escaped to Thailand with his daughter Angela Wang Shiling. In an underground gambling parlor, Ka Fai and the parlor host Poyd had a dispute and was held at knife point with Fat Gor by a dozen or so thugs. Ka Fai's daughter was taken away. In order to save her, Ka Fai and Fat Gor jumped on a durian filled vehicle. Because in the story they had to shoo away bees on the moving vehicle, Fat Gor during the performance hit a durian spike. His left thumb ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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_26MB008_.jpgJanice Man with rumored boyfriend Harris Chan_26MB601.jpgLeon Lai's smiling advice shatters any dispute rumor_26MB004_.jpg_26MB007_.jpgMelvin Wong and son Wesley Wong
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Janice Man Wing Shan yesterday officially joined Sun Entertainment and held a contract signing ceremony at the Peninsula Hotel. She was dressed in red like a soon to be bride. Aside from her real and fake Mommy Shirley and Candy Yu On On who were in attendance, the company also presented her with the "Best of the Best" pearl necklace. Her former boss Leon Lai Ming also sent a video to cheer her on, as well Best Actors Anthony Wong Chau Sun, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, her rumored boyfriend Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Julian Cheung Chi Lam and Louis Koo Tin Lok. She was so moved that she choked up.

Janice Man and new company executive Paco Wong placed their hands on an electronic screen to represent their signatures. Later several Best Actors and elders' videos of congratulation were shown. Former boss Leon's video was saved for the end. He said, "Everyone has a new page, JM work hard, let's go! I am ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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