Nov 27 2013
It appears that Taiwanese actress Shu Qi has not gotten over ex-lover Chang Chen.
Shu Qi appeared to be extremely emotional when she attended the actor's wedding to his former assistant and girlfriend of four years, Ann Zhuang, in Taipei last Monday.
Shu Qi had reportedly arrived at the venue early and had a few glasses of red wine before greeting the newlyweds. At the wedding, Chang Chen expressed his appreciation for the actress' attendance which further stirred her feelings.
Nearing the end of the night, Ann specifically named Shu Qi as the recipient of her wedding bouquet and invited her on stage. Choking in tears, the screen siren wished the couple eternal joy and happiness, saying, 'I'm here to give my blessings to my good friend.'
Sources revealed that Shu Qi continued drinking heavily after her speech and the 37-year-old, who started dancing wildly at one point, was also seen pouring her sorrow out to Hong Kong actress Carina Lau.
Chang Chen and Shu Qi started dating after collaborating in the movie Three Times in 2005. However, their relationship turned sour following Chang Chen's father commented: 'Shu Qi has a good personality, but she would not be his future partner.'
Nov 27 2013
Pregnancy rumours resurfaced after the singer-actress was spotted wearing baggy clothes
Taiwanese singer Rene Liu sparked pregnancy rumours after she was spotted in an oversized dress and flats while shopping with her assistant in Taipei last Friday. According to media reports, Rene even had a slight bump on her tummy.
After tying the knot with Chinese businessman Zhong Xiao Jiang in 2011, Rene has been enjoying married life by cutting down on her workload. In August, the singer uploaded a photo on her microblog which showed the couple lovingly posing together. Although Rene was often speculated to be having a bun in the oven, these rumours later proved to be false.
Yesterday, Rene's manager refuted the baby rumours, saying, 'Of course she's not pregnant. She even wore super high heels to the Golden Horse Awards on Saturday.'
Nov 24 2013
The former Fahrenheit member was recently caught with Taiwanese singer-actress Puff Guo in the middle of the night
If the rumours are true, things might be going well for Taiwanese actor, Aaron Yan and actress Puff Guo, whose close relationship was recently exposed while they were having a late-night date in a car.
According to Taiwanese media reports, Puff met Aaron in his car at a place near her apartment. The alleged couple reportedly spent an hour chatting and behaving intimately with one another in the car before returning to the actress' home.
While speaking to reporters, Puff, 25, denied that she's dating the latter but admitted that she has met up with his mother.
'Auntie (Aaron's mum) paid us a visit while we were filming for our idol drama, Just You. I saw her at that time,' said the actress.
Aaron, on the other hand, replied, 'Well, we got along very well after Just You so it's very normal to send her home sometimes. But right now, we are just friends and we care a lot for one another.'
Puff, meanwhile, posted a photo taken with Aaron on her Weibo during the duo's private birthday celebration last Wednesday.
In her caption, she wrote, 'Happy Birthday! Regardless of work or relationship, I hope that all your wishes will come true. I send my best wishes to you. Be happy!'
Nov 24 2013
The celebrity couple is rumoured cohabiting in Shanghai since the beginning of November
Celebrity couple, Taiwanese actor Nicky Wu and Chinese actress Liu Shishi, has been placed under the spotlight ever since they went public with their relationship last Wednesday.
According to a source close to the pair, Nicky has taken the relationship further by moving into Shishi's apartment in Shanghai earlier this month. This was before reporters caught him shuttling in and out of the actress's house, forcing him to come clean with his romance on weibo.
'Nicky has a busy work schedule so he decided to move in with Shishi to spend more time with her, ' said the source.
Though both parties have yet to respond to the cohabiting rumour, their managers seem to have indirectly hinted at a possibility of truth.
While Nicky's manager insisted that he has no clue and that the couple is busy filming right now, Shishi's manager retorted that they are in no position to comment.
Nov 24 2013
A 23-year-old Chinese man was arrested after allegedly threatening to set off a 'car bomb' at Taiwanese singer Zhang Zhen Yue's showcase in Hubei, China, on Tuesday night, said media reports.
On Nov 15, the suspect declared on text messaging and social networking mobile app WeChat that he would 'take revenge on society' by igniting a bomb at the gig.
The post read: 'Others blast politicians. I will blast the show.'
The Chinese man is believed to be inspired by the series of bombings that took place near the headquarters of Chinese Communist Party's provincial committee in Shanxi earlier this month.
The man was arrested at 11pm on Nov 17, after members of the public reported him. Convicted of disrupting public order, the offender was sentenced to five days' detention.
Zhang Zhen Yue only learned of the incident on the day of the concert, which was attended by some 1,000 fans. 'I respect the event organiser's decision. Since they are good to let the show go on, we'll just do it.'
Two hundred additional security personnel were reportedly hired by the organiser to secure the venue on Tuesday.
The Taiwanese actor and TV personality has finally woken up from his surgery on Monday
Taiwan celebrity Zhang Shanweifinallyregained conscious last night, after undergoing a three-hour long operation to remove blood clots in his spine, reported Taiwanese media.
Shanwei, who was suffering from a spinal viral infection, reportedly checked himself into a hospital for a full body check-up after he experienced weakness in his right leg last Saturday. He was allowed to be discharged as test results showed no serious complications.
However, the actor was re-admitted on November 18 when his condition deteriorated and needed an operation on his spine.
Speaking to reporters yesterday, his manager, Joanne, revealed that the spinal surgery was a success, with doctors removing ten blood clots in Shanwei's body. While the singer-actor is eager to return to work, he will have to spend at least a month recuperating in hospital.
Joanne said: βShanwei has been working too hard these past few months. Everyone is delighted that he has pulled through the surgery.β
Meanwhile, based on preliminary medical examination, Shanwei's doctor said the infection could have been a result of an old spinal injury and accumulated pressure caused by incorrect sleeping posture during filming breaks.
Zhang Shanwei undergoes spinal surgery
Zhang Shanwei hospitalised for viral infection
Nov 20 2013
The Taiwanese actor tied the knot with longtime girlfriend, Ann Zhuang, in Taipei yesterday
After dating for four years, The Grandmaster actor Chang Chen and his former assistant Ann Zhuang finally tied the knot at a film house in Taipei yesterday.
Chang Chen, dressed in a dashing black suit accessorized with a lotus brooch that symbolizes 'everlasting love', met reporters in the afternoon prior to his wedding banquet to share about his after marriage plans.
'I would like to have kids as soon as possible. However, I don't think I will have time for a honeymoon as I still have some scenes to shoot for The Hidden Heroine,' the 37-year-old said.
The white-themed wedding was attended by a string of well-known celebrities such as Tony Leung, Carina Lau, Shu Qi and award-winning directors, Wong Kar Wai and Ang Lee.
Shu Qi, who reportedly received a bouquet from Ann, wished the newlyweds eternal joy and happiness, while Wong Kar Wai joked that he would reduce the number of scenes for Chang Chen in his next movie.
Hong Kong celebrity couple Tony and Carina said they hope the newlyweds will have children of their own soon.
Nov 20 2013
Taiwanese artiste Zhang Shanwei was admitted to hospital on November 16 after he experienced numbness in the legs. He was later diagnosed to be suffering from a spinal viral infection which resulted in blood clotting around his nerves, and needed to be operated on immediately, reported Taiwanese media.
The 38-year-old entertainer, who was said to have shown symptoms of fatigue earlier in October, reportedly visited three different doctors, where he was sent for a series of blood tests, X-rays and CT scans.
After test reports showed that he was not suffering any major complications, Shanwei was discharged from the hospital to recuperate at home last week.
However, things took a turn for the worse and the singer-actor was re-admitted to the hospital on Saturday.
At around 8 pm last night, Shanwei took to Facebook to announce his surgery.
He wrote: 'I'll be going for a spinal surgery in a while'¦ hope that I'll still have the opportunity to bring laughter to my audience in future. Thank you everyone for all the love and strength! And I am sorry for making everyone worry, especially my parents and little sister.'
Though the bubbly singer-actor has not been involved in any vigorous activities recently, his manager, Joanne, did reveal that his condition could be caused by sleeping in the incorrect position in his car during filming breaks.
Nov 18 2013
The singer-actor uploaded photos from his Los Angeles wedding on his microblog yesterday
Former F4 member Vanness Wu shared his marital bliss by posting several photos from his wedding on his microblog and Facebook page yesterday. The singer-actor tied the knot with his Singaporean girlfriend of seven years, Arissa Cheo, at The Pelican Hill Resort in Los Angeles on Nov 16.
The wedding was reportedly an intimate affair attended by the family and close friends of the couple. Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao and singer-actor Jimmy Hung were the only celebrities spotted among the guests at the ceremony.
Besides posting photos from the wedding photo shoot held at the resort two days before his big day, Vanness also uploaded pictures from the wedding on his microblog. One of the photos was taken while the newlyweds were dancing, and another showed the couple sharing a sweet kiss.
'I finally found someone who would dance with me till the end,' he wrote in a caption.
After the wedding, the lovebirds indulged in a spot of shopping in Los Angeles yesterday, where Vanness happily obliged to all photo requests by fans who recognised the couple. A netizen later posted about her encounter online: 'I'm so lucky to bump into Vanness and his wife Arissa! I asked if I could take a picture with him and he said 'sure'.'
Nov 18 2013
Taiwanese actor-host Zhang Shanwei was sent to the hospital twice in the past week for symptoms including nausea and weakness in the legs.
Earlier in October, the 38-year-old reportedly visited three different doctors after he felt unusually fatigued and weak. His condition worsened on Nov 13 when he was unable to pass urine. The actor was admitted into the hospital on the same day, where he was immediately sent for blood tests, X-Rays and CT scans.
After test reports showed that he was not suffering any major complications besides mild high blood pressure, Shanwei was discharged from the hospital to recuperate at home.
However, he was rushed to the hospital again after his condition deteriorated yesterday morning when he had severe convulsions and was unable to eat. Shanwei, whose lips had turned purple at the time, also reportedly had problems speaking as he slipped in and out of consciousness.
At the hospital, the doctor's initial diagnosis is said to be an 'unknown viral infection'. Although Shanwei's celebrity friends were concerned about the situation, the artiste's family has rejected all visitations, fearing that it would affect his rest.
According to his manager Joanne, work has taken its toll on Shanwei's health as he has been filming non-stop for several dramas and variety programs. She also denied rumours which claimed that Shanwei might have been 'possessed by ghosts' due to his frequent outdoor and overseas filming projects.