Apr 15 2014
Group Epik High’s Tablo has confirmed his comeback as a DJ on SBS ‘Dream Radio’.
From this coming 21, he will take on the MBC FM4U ‘Tablo’s Dream Radio’. It has been 4 years since he left the pogrom.
He has shown his determination that he wants to make the program with ‘music the audience wants to re-call and listen’ and ‘stories that they want to share and listen’.
As a musician who turned 11 years since debut, he always has been producing a high quality hip-hop music with deep lyrics and unique melody.
Thus, through the radio, he is expecting to display his professionalism and music identity as a producer and musician.
Apr 15 2014
Fly to the Sky are making a comeback some five years after the band's two members went solo to pursue separate careers.
The duo released their eighth full-length album "Decennium" in 2009 in commemoration of their 10th anniversary before splitting up.
They have now reunited and will release their new album in mid-May.
As they have had a number of hit songs since their debut, their upcoming album is already receiving much attention from music fans.
They are now putting the final touches on their new album and plan to hold a concert in early June in Seoul.
Actor Park Hae-jin has seen much love from China, thanks to his role in the drama "You Who Came From The Stars", and he's giving back.
Park has a Lotte brand theatre named after him in China, and the actor has decided to donate all the profits from the establishment to charity.
According to WM Company on April 14th, the donations will be used for a seven-month-old girl's heart valve surgery and a five-month-old boy's ear construction surgery.
Not only will Park be giving financial support, but he's planning on also flying out to China on the days of the surgeries.
Lotte's Park Hae-jin Theatre opened on February 1st of this year and a second one, also named after Park, is in the works for an open date in July. Park plans on donating all the proceeds from the second location as well.
The Hong Kong actress relates the story of her first love and how she unknowingly became 'the other woman' and even hid in the closet
Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung, who is currently focused on taking care of her two sons, recently told the story of her first relationship during a media interview, and admitted that she was unknowingly the third party in the relationship.
'It was the first time I broke up '“ I was very sad, because my boyfriend at that time was actually already attached and he didn't tell me,'¯ she confessed.
She added that once, his girlfriend actually came to his place while she was there. 'He then hid me in the closet. I even witnessed them being intimate, it reminded me of Edmond Leung's song 'Hiding in the closet','¯ she said.
However, despite feeling cheated, Cecilia did not want to hurt anyone, and thus did not emerge from the closet. 'I saw him trying to get the girl to leave, but she didn't really want to. I pitied her, and stayed in the closet for half an hour and nearly fell asleep.'¯
Cecilia went on and said that as a woman grows older, her views on romance changes. 'When you are 28 or 29, you'll feel like settling down and starting a family. You may originally think of finding Prince Charming, but when you find someone who can take care of you, you'd realise that you wouldn't need to worry anymore,'¯ she said.
Men, on the other hand, only mature when they are much older, she continued. 'That's why I want to find someone who's in his 40s!'¯ she added. 'Though I'm used to being single, sometimes I do get a ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Apr 19 2014
A man impersonating as the Mandopop singer makes use of JJ's name to earn thousands of dollars
In recent years, Chinese TV has been rolling out programmes that involve ordinary folks impersonating celebrities, and some of these 'imitators' have been found to resemble the stars themselves, such as Nicholas Tse and his impersonator.
Recently, a Chinese DJ named Fan Yixian has been found to be posing as Taiwan-based local singer JJ Lin. Imitating JJ's hairstyle in his sixth album, Yixian went on stage when the host called him 'JJ Lin'¯ and even performed.
The DJ's lack of clarification on his real identity led to an uproar among many JJ fans, who subsequently criticised Yixian for lip-syncing, and called for him to stop tricking people. Some had even called for JJ's management, Warner Music, to take action. A Beijing spokesperson from Warner Music responded and said that legal actions will be taken when needed.
Yixian, who was once warned by JJ's management, mostly performs at nightclubs located in the outskirt areas of China, and sometimes, he would go by the name 'JJ Lin impersonator' and thus escaped legal implications. It is said that it would take a long time to gather sufficient evidence to sue him.
When reporters spoke to Yixian's manager, he said: 'We've spoken to JJ's manager about this '“ impersonation is permissible, so we are not going against the law here.'¯
He added that when JJ's manager saw Yixian's photos and heard his voice, he found great similarities between Yixuan and JJ himself. Yixian rakes in about NT$38,000 (approximately S$1,500) per performance, and is speculated to have earned a whopping NT$7 million (S$287,000) under JJ's name for the past two years.
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Apr 19 2014
Wen Zhang was spotted with wife Ma Yili for the first time since news of his infidelity broke
Chinese actor Wen Zhang's affair with co-star Yao Di was revealed last month, destroying the actor's family man image and inciting public outrage. However, his wife, actress Ma Yili, was extremely forgiving towards the issue. She stated online that marriage is something 'to be cherished'¯, hinting that she had already forgiven her wayward husband for straying from their marriage.
Speculation about the state of their marriage was raised when the actress was seen enjoying steamboat with her two daughters and parents recently, with Wen Zhang missing from the picture.
However, assumptions that Wen Zhang and Yili's marriage was failing were debunked when netizens claimed to have spotted Wen Zhang and Yili at a ski rink in Beijing, where they stood watching their eldest daughter skate on ice - as if nothing had ever happened.
On the same day, netizens also spotted 'third-party'¯ Yao Di participating in a film shoot as per normal.
Apr 15 2014
Hong Kong singer G.E.M Tang rose to popularity after her stellar performance in Chinese singing competition I Am A Singer 2, in which she clinched second place. Her autograph session and fan meet in Hong Kong two days ago attracted some 200 fans.
She was greeted with an enthusiastic group of fans upon her return to Hong Kong. However, many of her ex-boyfriend Yoga Lin's fans speculated that she had deliberately arranged for these people to be there, to create hype.
When reporters mentioned Yoga, G.E.M expressed her disdain at speaking about him, and replied candidly that she does not want to hear about anything related to him. She emphasised that her recent comments made online, which were widely seen as criticisms on Yoga's flaws, were simply her own personal thoughts at that time, and felt that there was no need to explain her actions to everyone.
When asked her earnings increased after rising to fame, she replied evasively: 'Whenever I get the cheque from my company, I'll pass it to my mum to manage, so I don't really know how much it is.'¯
On the other hand, Yoga, who was in Hong Kong to promote his concert, was less antagonistic towards his former lover.
Responding to rumours that he is a playboy and a flirt, after being romantically linked with another celebrity besides G.E.M some time ago, he said: '(The news) doesn't matter. What's important is that there's good music to be shared with fans, and I hope that my music can be an emotional support to everyone when they are down.'¯
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A sponsor of the Hong Kong Film Award for the fourth year in a row, the Swiss brand Piaget two nights ago provided jewelry to 23 artists and won many artists' praise. When Best Actor Nick Cheung Ka Fai accepted his award, he wore a 18K rose gold watch that was worth over HK$220,000 that shared the moment of joy with him.
Last year's Best Actress Miriam Yeung Chin Wa was the Best Actor presenter, she changed in another evening gown and wore Piaget Limelight 18K platinum diamond bracelet watch with rings, earrings and others that were worth HK$2.5 million. Best Actress nominee Nina Paw Hee Ching's ordinary person image was memorable, but two nights ago with the support of Piaget jewelry displayed her elegant side. Olivia Cheng Man Nga also received Piaget jewelry sponsorship. In red she had quite a history with the Hong Kong Film Award because the "Hong Kong Film Award Goddess" was based on her figure!
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Simon Yam Tat Wa suffered while making THE ICEMAN 3D (3D BING FUNG HUP: CHUNG SUN JI MOON). The most painful was the week on the Changbai Mountain location shoot in the Mainland. He thought that the leather armor, pants and gloves would be able to withstand the 20 degrees below zero Celsius temperature. He did not expect the leather to stiff up in the chill and lose its warming function.
"I tried many ways to stay warm, for example wrapping my entire body in plastic wrap like a mummy and wearing scuba diving suit underneath. Nothing worked. With the plastic wrap, after sweating my entire body became even colder. In the end I put over 50 heating pads all over my body. Now even the sight of snow scares me, I won't shoot in anywhere with snow again." He said that THE ICEMAN took two years to shoot, thus two movies were made in one breath.
Donnie Yen Chi Tan earlier host his armor unveiling, the 7 feet of armor frightened him. Yam Tat Wa said, "As he got older he shrank, actually the armor was only made for the display. People in the past used to be giants, this wasn't the costume used."
Apr 15 2014
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Nick Cheung Ka Fai two nights ago attended the Hong Kong Film Award and walked the red carpet in red pants, black jacket and a bow tie. This snazzy look won him the Best Dressed award. When the award was announced, Ka Fai was no less surprised that when he was announced the Best Actor. However, yesterday someone online felt that Ka Fai's look was very familiar, actually Mickey Mouse once had this look. No wonder everyone praised it!