Chinese actress Tang Wei and husband Kim Tae Yong exchanged vows in Sweden two weeks ago


It was a flash wedding for the Lust, Caution actress and South Korean director Kim Tae Yong. After announcing that they will tie the knot this fall, the two were said to have held a simple banquet at a farm in Faroe islands, Sweden on July 13 (Swedish date), and their agencies have confirmed this news.

The two held a simple and private affair with just a table full of candles, and only invited their Swedish friends. Their family members will join them at the official wedding this fall.

They chose the venue as it was where famous Swedish director Ingmar Bergman previously lived when he was alive and the lovebirds, both from the movie industry, wanted to create a special memory.

Netizens have spotted Tang Wei on a wheelchair yesterday at the Sydney airport with Kim pushing her from behind. As the former appeared radiant at her recent event in Shanghai and had no reason to be on a wheelchair, this raised further doubts over the rumours of her two-month pregnancy.

However, several reporters have noticed bandages around her right leg in the past two months and suspected that she might have injured herself slightly while filming.

Tang Wei's ardent fans also refuted these speculations and said, 'She has hurt her leg once and even visited the hospital. It must be a relapse this time round.'



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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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Rumour has it that Wang Feng will propose to Zhang Ziyi during his concert next month


If the rumours are right, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi will soon become rock singer Wang Feng's third wife, after the latter proposes to her in August.

Their romance journey has not been smooth-sailing. They were first speculated to be in a romantic relationship shortly after Ziyi, 35, split with her TV host boyfriend, Sa Beining, last year; Wang Feng, 43, had also just obtained a divorce with his second wife, Kang Zuo Ru.

Although the couple hasn't had it easy, what with rumours that the actress was the third-party who broke up Wang Feng's marriage, it seems that their love is finally coming to fruition.

According to an insider, Wang Feng and Ziyi have been enjoying a stable relationship after dating for one year. Earlier, it was twice rumoured that the former had attempted to propose to Ziyi, even spending over a billion dollars to buy a yacht, only to be rejected as she wanted to focus on her career.

However, with the sudden increase of actresses ' such as Zhou Xun and Tang Wei ' getting hitched, Ziyi has started to have thoughts of settling down as well. Seizing this window of opportunity, Wang Feng has reportedly gotten his friend to help prepare for a surprise proposal during his concert at the Beijing National Stadium next month.

The singer had originally wished for his 10,000 fans to be able to share the special moment with him, but unfortunately, Zhou Xun cut in line when she held a surprise wedding with her American husband, Archie Kao, at a charity event last Thursday. In order to avoid being accused of copying them, Wang Feng had no choice but to ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Sina Entertainment Interview – Francis Ng loves to madly kiss his son Feynman while he sleeps


Source:  Sina Star ‘RenWuZhi’ Magazine, Volume 59


Article originally published 7/8/2014


Translation:  llwy12






Anthony Wong (黃秋生) once assessed his good friend Francis Ng (吳鎮宇) in this manner:  “He is truly ‘Wong Yeuk Si (黃藥師)’ [the character from Jin Yong’s novel Legend of the Condor Heroes] – every move he makes is strange , odd, mysterious…you never know what his next move will be!”


Recently, Francis Ng demonstrated one of those ‘strange’ moves!   Personality-wise, Francis is known for being proudly aloof and socially awkward, dislikes conforming to society’s norms, and absolutely loathes constant public exposure– yet ironically, he chooses to participate in a wildly popular TV program that publicly ‘exposes’ him to millions of television viewers every week:  the second season of Mainland China’s highly rated reality show Where Are We Going, Dad? (爸爸去哪儿).  Not only that…even more ‘strange’ is the fact that Francis -- who has always been extremely low key when it comes to his family and tries to fiercely protect his son Feynman Ng from the prying eyes of the Media as much as possible -- decided to take everyone by surprise and put his son into the spotlight as well by participating in the program with him.


In preparation for this interview, our reporter had diligently reviewed many of Francis’ past interviews with various media outlets, hoping to understand what to expect when Francis walks in the door.  Of course, the result is unexpected:   Francis saunters carefreely into the room, carrying a small bag on his back, holding a water cup, wearing framed glasses that complemented his casual, playful look.  According to the Where Are We Going, Dad 2 production crew, that’s how Francis is like in real life – basically, he’s a big kid at heart.


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Coco Chiang's one-year-old daughter was gifted with a Bentley, amongst other extravagant presents


Chinese model Coco Chiang and her designer husband, Dickson Yewn, threw a party to celebrate their daughter's first birthday recently.

The couple invited around one hundred friends and family to join in the fun, and many turned up with gifts for the blessed baby girl ' one of Dickson's business partners even shipped a Bentley from Uzbekistan as a present for her.

Although Coco's buddy, Hong Kong actress Gigi Lai, was unable to attend the event, she gifted the baby with toys and a six-digit red packet. Dickson, 42, jested: '[Our] daughter's red packets will probably only be able to cancel out the cost of the party.'

The guests were also shown a screening of a special television show, Jiang Yi De Qian 4 Hou 6, which documents Coco's journey with pregnancy.

After the screening ended, the Coco, 37, sighed, 'I once contracted slight post-natal depression after childbirth. never watched this show because I was afraid that it would cause mood swings and make me too sensitive. It is a very precious opportunity, to be able to share the happiness that I felt at that time with my family, friends and production staff, now that my daughter has turned one year old.'



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Zhou Xun's supposed ex-lover published an advertisement on a newspaper to challenge her new husband


Barely a day after Zhou Xun had a public wedding with American actor Archie Kao, the actress' 'ex-lover' has stepped up to challenge her husband.

The actress wedded Archie the night before at the 'One Night' charity gala in Hangzhou, much to the envy of everyone who was present.

Yesterday, a Chinese newspaper printed an advertisement with the headline: 'Archie Kao, do you dare to love Zhou Xun like I do!' Speculations immediately arose that the author, a man named 'Yuan Xiao Ou', was Zhou Xun's ex-lover.

The body copy read: 'Don't let her go on a diet; she has to gain another 2kg before she can be healthy. Don't let her get drunk; if she's drunk, then hug her and don't let go'¦'

'[I will] turn my ten years of love into blessings. If she's fine, I will be her spare tyre for life,' the author continued, and signed off as 'Her prematurely menopausal boyfriend, Yuan Xiao Ou'.

Thankfully, it was quickly revealed that 'Yuan Xiao Ou' is actually the name of the male lead in Zhou Xun's new movie, Wo De Zao Geng Nan You, which will be airing in October, and the notice is just an advertising gimmick .



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Chinese actress Zhou Xun and her boyfriend, Chinese-American actor Archie Kao, surprised everyone at the 'One Night' charity gala in Hangzhou last night, when they said their 'I Dos' on stage.

At 8p.m., Zhou Xun made her first appearance at Yellow Dragon Sports Center. Approximately 30 minutes later, the 39-year-old uploaded a photo of Archie and herself in their wedding dress and suit on Weibo and wrote: 'We got married.'

However, the acclaimed actress deleted the microblog post within seconds after posting it.

Later that night, Zhou Xun emerged on stage via an elevated platform while Archie walked towards her from the side. With their hands tightly interlocked, the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actor announced in his less-than-perfect Mandarin: 'Surprise! I'm extremely happy. Love brought my wife and I together.'

After reciting their marriage vows in English and Mandarin, the couple exchanged wedding rings and shared a loving kiss before everyone. The whole ceremony was broadcasted on LeTV's 'live' streaming website.

Celebrities who were present at the event, such as Chen Kun, Jaycee Chan, Li Yuchun and Han Geng, also went on stage to congratulate the newlyweds.

As Zhou Xun is turning 40 this October, her good friends revealed that the actress hopes to give birth and set up a family as soon as possible.



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When netizens spotted Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming with girlfriend Angelababy during their trip to Maldives, rumours swirled that the 36-year-old had booked an underwater restaurant at Anantara Kihavah Villas resort for his wedding proposal.

The two, who have been dating since 2010, have been continuously plagued with marriage rumours and were even reported to have secretly registered for marriage in 2012, but it all turned out to be nothing more than hearsay.

The model-turned-actress was introduced to Xiaoming's parents in 2013 and seemed to have grown close to them, gave her a black Lamborghini convertible as a birthday gift this year.

When approached, the couple's managers declined to comment on Xiaoming's upcoming 'proposal' in Maldives until the actor cleared the air on Weibo.

'Lately, I have not been filming but my life has been written like a drama by others. And I, as the male lead, cannot even imagine it. This trip to Maldives was to bring my parents on a holiday, not to propose! I have never proposed before either. Filming will begin for me in August and I want to bring my parents to more places. Maybe because I'm getting old, I feel like there is too little time for my family. Perhaps the best gift in this world is spending time together.'

There have been speculations that Xiaoming had plans to propose yesterday (July 14) but changed his mind after the secret was leaked.



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The 39-year-old actress reveals plans to wed her beau and aim for a baby next year


Zhou Xun will finally crystallise her plan to marry her beau, American actor Archie Kao, at the end of the year. The 39-year-old actress posted pictures of their recent trips to Paris, Dubai, Yunnan temple as well as experience with the pandas in Chengdu.

The couple have also met each other's' parents to discuss marriage plans and aim to have a baby next year. The pair, who have been dating for more than a year, will register their marriage in Beijing before holding the ceremony overseas.

According to sources, the actress will be reducing her workload in the next few months to prepare for her wedding and has been rejecting movie offers. At present, Zhou Xun wishes to spend more time with Archie but will make an exception if she comes across an interesting script. Though the wedding and starting a family are Zhou Xun's priority, she emphasised that will not give up acting after marriage or childbirth.

The actress, famous for her role in the Painted Skin movie series, will showcase her singing talent at a charity event for children with special needs in Hangzhou this Wednesday. Her fiancé, who intends to focus on developing his career in China, will also show his support for her at the event where she is rumoured to announce her marriage plans.

There was no response from Zhou Xun's agency with regards to the confirmed date of the announcement.


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The former EXO member is rumoured to be in a relationship with Xu Jinglei, who is 16 years his senior


Former EXO member Kris (Wu Yifan) made headlines again yesterday, when Chinese media reported that he is in a relationship with Chinese actress Xu Jinglei, who is 16 years his senior and the director of his first solo project â a movie titled Somewhere Only We Know.

Following Krisâ sudden withdrawal from the South Korean group in May, reasons for his exit have been widely speculated online. The report yesterday claimed that the 23-year-old was assisted by his rumoured lover, Jinglei, to depart from SM Entertainment.

According to an insider, Jinglei was attracted to Kris since his EXO days. Despite the huge age difference between them, the two were said to get along well and Kris was allegedly very reliant on the actress.

However, Jinglei was reported to have secretly tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, Taiwanese singer Stanley Huang last July.

As a result, some netizens questioned the credibility of the news, saying that it is a marketing tactic for the movie. After learning about the reports, Jinglei said that she is âspeechlessâ and posted on her microblog: âIs this a joke? From overseas friends?â

Meanwhile, Kris has yet to comment on the rumours.



Stanley Huang and Xu Jinglei


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