courtesy of singtao.comWu Chun appears in Taiwan for the first time after revealing his family statusWu Chu denies selling out his wife for book sales and tearfully bowed in apologyWu Chun's wife (right) has been taking care of his Brunei fitness center businessWu Chun bowed to thank Matilda Tao for smoothing things over at his press conferenceWu Chun has a very warm photo of his daughter holding his hand in his book
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Wu Chun chose to reveal that he is already married and has a daughter at the release of his new book IGNITE COURAGE. Yesterday at the Taiwan press conference, he revealed that his wife Lai Lai Ying at the end of the month will give birth to their second child, a son. He bowed numerous times to apologize for hiding his family status and lying, pleaded for understanding from the outside. He even denied that he "sold out his wife" to generate buzz and book sales. His wife also was unveiled in a low profile manner in his new book. She even sent him a text message to urge him to "face it bravely".
Wu Chun yesterday made fun of himself at the press conference. "I have never run into such a tense press conference." He even invited famed television hostess Matilda Tao Ching-Ying to navigate for him. His father was also on hand to ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
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Vivian Hsu (Tsui Yeuk Suen) earlier revealed her new romance and said that she hoped to have a child next year. Last night she attended her film RHYTHM OF THE RAIN premiere. Described as "cold aged goddess" she was still very protective of her romance. She only smiled and did not respond. Instead sh was very confident about the film's box office and said that if it broke NT$ 100 million she will perform a concert.
Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun)'s good friend Vincent Fang (Fong Man Shan) directed the film for the first time. Friends like Giddens Ko and Mickey Huang came in support. Director Wei Te-Sheng came to congratulate the film because both Tsui Yeuk Suen and Fong Man Shan were "SEEDIQ BALE" angels.
Oct 01 2013
Source: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Golden Horse Film Festival announced today (1st Oct) the nominees for the 50th Golden Horse Film Awards. This year the Festival received 265 submissions in total including 122 features, 101 short films, 40 documentaries, 2 animation features.
Amongst the nominated films, WONG Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster leads with 11 nominations including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Director, Best Makeup & Costume Design, Best Action Choreography, Best Film Editing and Best Sound Effects.
The other Best Feature Film nomination includes JIA Zhang-ke’s A Touch of Sin and Anthony CHEN’s Ilo Ilo, both received six nominations, joined by TSAI Ming-Liang’s Stray Dogs and Johnny TO’s Drug War.
Best Leading Actor category includes Tony LEUNG Chiu-Wai from The Grandmaster, Tony Leung Ka-Fai from Cold War, Nick CHEUNG from Unbeatable, LEE Kang-Sheng from Stray Dogs and Jimmy WANG from Soul. Best Leading Actress includes SHU Qi from Journey to the West, ZHANG Ziyi from The Grandmaster, GWEI Lun-Mei from Christmas Rose and Cherry NGAN from The Way We Dance. These nominees, along with previous award winners, will surely shine the red carpet with splendid stardom.
The judging process is divided into three stages. At the first stage, all the films were viewed by eight judges who are either film critics, film academics or directors from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China before going through to the next stage. At the second stage, the jury was composed of eleven renowned film-makers and industry representatives. They spent almost a month watching all the films, and finally produced the list of nominations after an ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 01 2013
The Bruneian heartthrob sent shockwaves today when he announced his fatherhood online.
Unlike his repeated denials about marriage and baby rumours two years ago, Taiwan-based actor Wu Chun took a surprising initiative today when he announced that he is now a father on Chun Zone (his fan site).
In his official statement, the first-time father could barely hide his excitement for his newfound joy in life: parenthood. 'Yes, I now have an important role that money can't buy'¦ I am a very happy super dad!'¯
The 34-year-old shared that he is still with his first love of 18 years and they started dating at 16 years old. The two of them have a very adorable daughter, who is believed to be two years old according to speculations made on media reports.
According to Wu Chun, in his shocking confession, his first love stood by him during the darkest days of his life. He said: 'From the time when I was struggling with school in Australia to dealing with the loss of my loved ones (his mum and friends)'¦she has always been by my side to encourage and support me.'¯
Wu Chun, who previously spoke about his desire to have a family at the age of 35, described his other half as a quiet and demure woman. He added that there was no deliberate intent to keep this from his fans. Rather, he wanted to respect his girlfriend's decision to stay out of the limelight.
'I'm the kind who enjoys sharing my happiness [with others] and so you can imagine how difficult it was for to keep this a secret for so many years,'¯ he said, adding that he once introduced ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Oct 01 2013
Taiwanese actor Ethan Ruan said he is not affected by the rising popularity of celebrity good friend, Mark Chao
Dubbed as Taiwan's most popular male celebrity duo after their collaboration in hit film Monga in 2010, actors Ethan Ruan and Mark Chao have since garnered wide media interest and are often being compared for their works.
Ethan, who is currently in the midst of preparing for upcoming film, Military Paradise, was recently spotted on a date with long-time girlfriend, Tiffany Hsu near Taipei Neihu District. Word has it that filming schedule for his comeback movie was delayed and Ethan has plenty of free time for Tiffany now.
On the other hand, Mark's schedule is packed with promotional events for his latest movie, Young Detective Dee. According to media reports, Mark's movie fared well at the box office and opened with RMB$64 million (approximately S$13.1 million), marking a new achievement in his acting career.
In response to his rival's rising success, Ethan's manager shared, 'Ethan is happy for Mark and will not think about anything else other than focusing on his training courses for new movie, Military Paradise.'¯
Oct 01 2013
According to Taiwanese media reports, model turned singer-actress Vivian Hsu was radiating in bliss when she appeared at VOGUE's fashion event in Taipei yesterday.
Vivian, who was initially adamant on speaking about matters of the heart, let slipped that she is indeed in a new and stable relationship when asked if she would ever consider freezing her eggs to preserve fertility like other older female celebrities.
'I'm dating someone right now and if everything goes well, I might just get married and have kids next year. With my age now, there's a lot to 'catch-up','¯ the 38-year-old quipped.
Tight-lipped about the identity of her new beau, Vivian added, 'Everything has just started, so I want to be careful not to ruin it. When the time is right, I'll make an official announcement. In the meantime, please wait for my good news!'¯
Used to the constant media attention focused on their relationship, Jolin Tsai and Vivian Dawson were spotted behaving intimately in public at a recent date.
On Wednesday, the couple had a meal with singer Jiang Mei Qi in a restaurant named 'Jolly'¯ in Taipei. The trio continued their feasting at a nearby café, where they were ushered to a private corner by the waitress.
An hour later, Vivian left the cafe to pick up Jolin's sports car in the carpark before driving off to meet the ladies, who had taken a taxi, at the cinema.
While queuing at the snack kiosk, Jolin suddenly started touching her boyfriend's muscular biceps, smiling to herself as she admired his well-toned body. The songstress even used her head to hit Vivian's abdominal area at one point, displaying 'skinship'¯ (intimate physical contact) uninhibitedly.
To shake off the paparazzi who had tailed them the entire day, the couple sped away on the highway after parting ways with Mei Qi that night.
Sep 27 2013
The Taiwanese singer was rumoured to have partied with several women in Hong Kong recently
To celebrate the end of his Opus Jay 2013 World Tour in Hong Kong, Jay Chou organised an after-party at the Kowloon Harbour Plaza Metropolis hotel last Wednesday night. He was said to have invited several female personalities, without the consent of his girlfriend Hannah Quinlivan.
According to an insider, Jay displayed his frivolous side with female guests such as Taiwanese model Debbie, TVB artistes Kelly Fu and Kibby Lau that night. He was seen partying with his Hong Kong celebrity friend, Shawn Yue.
Jay's management company has since released an official statement to refute reports of the 34-year-old singer's partying ways. They explained, 'Jay had a barbeque session with his concert crew, to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival.'¯
Sep 30 2013
The local songstress recently confessed that she is willing to give up singing for family
At a promotional event for a baby formula product in Malaysia recently, Singapore-born singer Stefanie Sun revealed that she will consider having a second child two to three years later and and giving up her singing career to be a full-time mother is a logical and natural choice to her.
Stefanie, who retreated from the limelight previously to prepare for her pregnancy, resumed work earlier this month. When asked on how she is coping with work and family, the first-time mother whined that she misses 'little Nadim'¯ badly.
Adding on, the singer shared that she is thankful to the public's cooperativeness for keeping her son's appearance away from the media. Stefanie explained, 'When we (little Nadim and her) are out, I can't stop people from taking photos of us and so I've learned to just accept it, as long as they don't post it online.'¯
'Well, you don't expect me to wrap Nadim up and hide him away right? It's too ridiculous,'¯ laughed Stefanie.
Sep 26 2013
According to media reports, Taiwanese entertainer Show Luo was spotted in the company of his rumoured lover, Linda Jian (better known as Hu Die Jie Jie) during her 30th birthday celebration last weekend.
Show and Linda, co-hosts of variety show 100% Entertainment, were reportedly unfazed by the paparazzi's watch throughout their dinner date on Sunday. The 34-year-old actor-singer was said to be in high spirits and had voluntarily revealed, 'This is my first celebration with her (Linda), Happy Birthday Linda!'¯
Although the duo, who was also seen touring countries such as Thailand and Korea together last year, has dismissed rumours on their romance, their latest public appearance together has once again sparked public's interest in their budding relationship.