Wednesday February 25, 2015 Hong Kong
In the recent years, artiste, Sammul Chan (陳鍵鋒) had been developing his career in Mainland China and seldom appeared in Hong Kong. He acted as Jiang Ziya (姜子牙) in the Mainland China series, The Investiture of the Gods (封神英雄), which will be broadcasted on day 1 of Lunar New Year. As Sammul cared about his looks very much, he rejected to act this role which required him to act as an old man before. However, he agreed to accept the role after the scriptwriter amended the 'Jiang Ziya' role to a young promising man.
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Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
Thursday February 19, 2015 Hong Kong
Ruby Lin (林心如) acted as a single mother in the new movie, The Wonderful Wedding (大囍臨門). Six days ago, she attended an event in Taipei and when discussed about marriage, Ruby said: "I do not plan my marriage date in my calendar all along." Also, she did not set a target for herself and hope to meet her Mr Right at the right timing.
On Weibo, Ruby expressed before that she hoped to find her Mr Right without any separation reasons and when asked about this question again, she laughed and said: "Who does not wish to? Everyone hopes to find their lifetime partner. Nobody woos me lately and the suitors tend to become my good friends eventually."
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Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
Nov 21 2014
Luhan, former member of K-pop boy band EXO, was named the most valuable male star in China on Thursday.
The Chinese idol received The Most Valuable Male Star Award at the 2014 Baidu Moments Conference, held by China’s largest portal site Baidu, in Beijing Thursday.
Luhan’s appearance at the event attracted the media spotlight in China as it was his second official event since he filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment to terminate his contract.
Earlier, Luhan also appeared at the promotional event for his upcoming film ”Back to Twenty,“ less than a month after he waged the legal battle.
As Luhan accepted the award, he said, “It is thanks to all my fans that I can stand here today.”
The Most Valuable Female Star Award went to Chinese actress Li Bingbing.
The idol-turned-actor’s Chinese rom-com, “Back to Twenty,” a remake of the Korean film “Miss Granny,” is to be released in China on Jan. 15 next year.
Sep 26 2014
The Hong Kong actor gave his blessings to ex-wife Faye Wong after she has reportedly reconciled with Nicholas Tse
The shocking Nicholas's ex-wife Cecilia Cheung.
Yapeng, who did not respond to the issue, finally wrote on Weibo on Wednesday, and his post garnered more than 140,000 likes and 100,000 shares within two hours.
The Chinese actor posted: 'Be it staying by each other's side till death, being brave for each other, or fulfilling each other's wishes, there are many ways of expressing one's love, and every form should be blessed. To my child's mum, all the best!'
Netizens praised him for being 'gentlemanly' and dubbed him 'the best ex-husband in China'. They even joked that 'he should consider getting together with Cecilia Cheung'.
In addition, there has been a viral photo of a letter that Yapeng had reportedly written to Faye before the split. It detailed how the former had tried to salvage the failed marriage but the latter was already bent on divorce.
The letter stated Faye started to change a year before the divorce and 'drifted apart from me (Yapeng) and Li Yan (their daughter). Li Yan told her aunty one day that you cuddle your cat everyday but not her. I listened to her words from the corridor while you were thinking about your fans'.
As if feeling the impending divorce, the 42-year-old wrote: 'If I am obstructing your way to happiness or a second marriage, please tell me, I will respect your decision. If it is just because you don't love me anymore, I will think that you are treating marriage lightly and don't know how to love.'
However, the two have separated for only a little more than a year and the letter surfaced right after the reconciliation news, arousing doubts of its authenticity. The letter was also unsigned and netizens ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Following his faced pull-outs from as many as 19 endorsers. He is reportedly requested to compensate them NT$50 million (approximately S$2.1 million) in damages.
The 19 companies are split into three groups ' those who had to remove his advertisements and are seeking for compensation, others who are still monitoring the situation, and those like Adidas and KFC whose contracts with Kai have already or are about to expire and thus do not need compensation.
There are news that NIVEA Men and chewing gum company Stride have demanded compensation as well. It is estimated that he has to pay up to twice the amount sought after currently, if another third of the endorsers were to demand compensation.
The manager of the 23-year-old, Angie Chai, said in response, 'The company and Kai will bear the costs. We will go through the hard times together. His mood is still pretty bad so we have not discussed (whether he will bear the entire bill).'
As to previous rumours of the Chinese media industry banning Kai, it will not happen as movies A Choo and Tiny Times 4 will be released as planned. Authorities commended his bravery in admitting his mistake and called him a 'good role model'.
Sep 14 2014
The jury is still out on the fate of Kai Ko's entertainment career, with the spotlight being put on his upcoming movie, Tiny Times 4. The actor starred in three prequels in the wildly popular franchise, which also stars actresses Yang Mi and Amber Kuo.
Director Guo Jingming attended the press conference of an upcoming Guangdong Television reality show, Road to Star, on which he will be one of the three judges. In response to queries on whether Kai's scenes will be retained in the final version, he expressed that no decision has been made yet but that there is a possibility that his scenes may be partially or even fully cut from the film. He stressed that they will do their best to allow viewers to watch the full movie.
He also revealed that he has spoken to Kai recently, but it was on a wholly personal context. He declined to comment if he had found a replacement for the 23-year-old actor.
Taiwanese singer Annie Yi, who divorced Harlem Yu in 2009, was also revealed to be one of the judges. In her first public appearance after her high-profile proposal from fiancé Qin Hao, she was grilled on whether she got pregnant deliberately in order to force the marriage on him.
She rejected all rumours and declared that she will not give birth to any children outside of marriage. When probed further on her wedding day, she coyly quipped, 'I won't tell you.'
Chinese actress Tang Wei, who wedded in Sweden in July, was in Venice for the recent 71st International Film Festival 2014 to promote her latest work The Golden Era together with director Ann Hui and Chinese co-star Feng Shaofeng.
However, Tang Wei was reportedly late for her 1 p.m. interview session by 40 minutes and was disrupted halfway through the agreed 30-minute session by a Chinese lady.
She expressed her apologies to the media, then led Tang Wei and Shaofeng away.
When the person-in-charge of arranging the interview, an Italian, asked the Chinese lady why the sudden departure, she responded rudely, 'I can just return you the 15 minutes (of interview) later, can't I?'
That infuriated the Italian, who then started arguing with her and promised never to arrange future interviews for them, even calling them 'jerks'.
From left: Wang Shaofeng, Ann Hui, Tang Wei
Sep 10 2014
Taiwanese singer-host Eddy Ou, commonly known as Ou Di, has reportedly married his girlfriend from Chongqing, Zheng Yun Can, at the Chongqing Civil Affairs Bureau on August 29.
Ou Di shared through his management that they will hold their banquet either within this year or early next year as both of them are currently busy with work. The newlyweds will also not be going on any honeymoon trips as Ou Di is currently filming in Shanghai.
The parents of the 35-year-old have not met their new daughter-in-law, who is not from showbiz, and he will bring her to meet them in Taiwan once her visa is ready.
Ou Di wrote on Weibo previously: 'If you found someone who can make you grow (as a person), he or she is the right one.'
Last Saturday (Sept 6), he posted a photo of a Tiffany & Co. diamond ring and shared: 'After years of roaming around, I am glad that I will finally be forming my own family.'
Fellow entertainer Woo Gwa (Hu Gua) gave his well wishes to Ou Di, 'I hope they can be happy. When Ou Di told me on his birthday (in July) that he is getting married this year, I didn't think he was serious but now, he has really done it.'
Ou Di's debut partner, Show Luo, whom he formed the then-pop duo Romeo with, also congratulated him, 'I haven't received the invitation but I'm very happy for him to be able to find someone to live the rest of his life with.'
The singer's daughter was seen crying in the preview of the next episode and said, 'Bye, I have to go.'
Malaysian singer Gary Chaw and his two children Joe, 6, and Grace, 3, have joined the second season of China version reality show Dad, Where Are You Going? early this year. But his younger child will now be leaving the show as she bade farewell to co-stars and viewers in the preview of the next episode.
Grace was seen crying and saying goodbye to the other children, 'Bye, I have to go.'
Hong Kong actor Francis Ng, one of the fathers on the show, hugged and consoled her, 'Grace is my goddess.'
Gary's management explained, 'Gary respects his daughter's decision and will not force her to do anything against her will.'
The production unit shared, 'Grace will leave the show and will not participate in the last stop of Dad, Where Are We Going?'
In addition, the host of the show, Li Rui, published a book which included conflicts of the show. A portion mentioned how Francis got angered by Gary during their first meeting when the latter told him, 'I grew up watching your movies,' and elaborated, 'Including the ones with explicit content.'
When this was made public, Francis expressed regret over participating in the show as 'he thought he only had to bring his child to the zoo. Now he has become a gorilla (laughing stock).'
Aug 22 2014
Taiwanese actor Kai Ko receives the highest penalty for celebrities and will be banned from China
According to Taiwan media reports, Taiwanese actor Kai Ko finally met his family members in the detention centre after his 14-day detention, his parents, brother and manager Angie Chai visited him yesterday.
Kai and his mother hugged and cried, while his father told him to take responsibility and face the matter bravely. The 23-year-old apologised repeatedly to those who were present and was sorry for letting his family, company, sponsors and fans down. Kai was also worried that his saga will affect movie earnings (Tiny Times 4) and the reputation of his company.
A Chinese character 'Zheng', which means upright, was written by Kai on the wall of the detention centre, a method he uses to count the number of days he has left in the detention centre.
In addition, The State Administration of Radio Film and Television of China has announced that Kai will be banned from the China media industry. Insiders revealed the ruling set by authorities to be the harshest for celebrities and may therefore end their showbiz careers.
It is said that Chinese movie Tiny Times 4, who features Kai as one of the male leads, will remove his parts in the film before releasing it in cinemas. As filming has already ended and Kai has a considerably large role in it, writer-director Guo Jingming has yet to make a response on this matter.
Co-starring as Kai's girlfriend in the movie, Amber Kuo clarified through her manager that she has not received any news and will continue to work as usual.
Besides the movie, Kai faced pull-outs from more than 10 endorsements including KFC China. Due to contractual terms, another chewing gum company will investigate the matter before deciding on Kai's endorsement.
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