The singer is estimated to have 250 employees under his record company and fashion label
Arguably the busiest member in Mayday, Ashin is estimated to have 250 employees under his co-owned record company Bin Music and fashion label STAYREAL. To pay the wages of his employees, which is at a reported estimate of NT$7.5 million (approximately S$310,000) every month, the 37-year-old has picked up eight endorsement deals this year.
Last weekend, Mayday shuttled from Kaohsiung for a mobile phone launch event, to Xinzhuang for an advertisement shoot. Halfway through the shoot, Monster, Guan You and Masa were seen taking a smoke break, while Ashin was spotted with an exhausted look when he left the studio at around 11pm that night.
According to media reports, Ashin's STAYREAL has expanded to 20 shop fronts across Asia in recent years, and the label now has a total of 150 staff. Sources also revealed that Bin Music's growing business and manpower pool is also why the singer has been working extra hard.
Mayday's Monster rumoured to be in a relationship
Oct 21 2013
The Taiwanese host regained her confident self at a promotional event in Beijing last weekend
After being hit badly by a recent insider trading controversy involving her husband Mike Hsu and father-in-law Hsu Ching-hsiang, popular Taiwanese personality Dee Hsu was said to have lost 2kg as a result of stress.
However, according to Taiwanese media reports, the 35-year-old looked radiant and cheerful when she made her first public appearance after the controversy surfaced, for a liquid detergent endorsement event in Beijing last Saturday.
Unfazed by the ongoing controversy, Dee joked that perhaps the crowd had only come to see her at the supermarket mall because they were shopping nearby.
During the event, Dee also took the opportunity to refute rumours that she has been 'out of work'. Speaking to reporters, the host revealed confidently that she has upcoming endorsement deals in the next two months and that there is nothing to worry about.
Oct 18 2013
The Taiwanese singer-songwriter was recently spotted going on a midnight cycling date with girlfriend, Hannah Quinlivan
According to Taiwanese media reports, popular singer-songwriter Jay Chou went on an extremely low-profile date recently. The 34-year-old celebrity, who owes a total of 13 luxury cars, was seen cycling with model girlfriend Hannah Quinlivan along the streets of Taipei on a Tuesday night.
Hiding behind their wool caps and face masks, Jay and Hannah were said to have toured the entire city with rented bicycles from a service called 'Youbike'.
Unlike their previous date a few weeks ago, where Jay had fetched Hannah to the movies in a car worth TW$65 million (approximately S$2.74 million), their recent TW$10 (approximately S$0.40) per hour bike date was said to be more down-to-earth.
With regards to the public exposure of his whereabouts, Jay's manager retorted, 'I haven't contacted him yet and anyway, private activities are usually not within our control.'
Oct 18 2013
The popularity of the father-son pairing skyrocketed after their appearance on a variety program
Taiwanese actor Jimmy Lin and his son Kimi Lin's popularity has soared, after appearing on Hunan TV's remake of hit Korean variety program Dad, Where Are We Going recently. The four-year-old boy's well-mannered behaviour on the show won over the hearts of netizens, who have been making photo requests on Jimmy's microblog.
According to Chinese media, the program's premiere episode won top viewership and was replayed eight times due to overwhelming response from the audience.
Despite his busy schedule following his showbiz comeback, Jimmy regularly uploads photos of his son on his microblog which has a huge following. His number of followers further grew from 26 to 27 million after the program aired.
To answer to the fans' demands, Jimmy posted a photo of his well-loved son during filming on Monday. He wrote: 'I know everyone is here to see Kimi, but I'm not jealous. In fact, I'm very happy and proud.'
Taiwanese singer Hebe Tien, whose sexual orientation has always a topic of discussion, was recently spotted house hunting with ex-rumoured partner Zhong Ruo Han, sparking speculations that the two have reconciliated and are planning to live together.
Hebe was previously reported to have dated Ruo Han, who is also Jay Chou's ex-assistant and A-Mei's manager, for six years before breaking up last year. The cause of the split is said to be because of the singer's wish to set up a 'normal' family.
Although the S.H.E member was later romantically linked to her manager Liao Huicheng, her relationship with Ruo Han was rekindled when the two met again while working in China this year.
In addition, Hebe's neighbour also claimed to have seen Ruo Han visiting the singer at her house frequently.
Oct 15 2013
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The 28 year old Ava Yu Kiu and her Korean co-star last night worked on LAN KWAI FONG 3 (HEI OI YEH PO 3) in Seoul on a hot spring hotel love scene. She prepared three sexy undergarments for work and used plenty of tape to prevent wardrobe malfunction in the water. Before hand she even had to drink Korean rice wine for courage. During the shoot they kissed from the pool side to in the pool. He first caressed Yu Kiu then removed her top and almost kissed her all over. He put his head on her chest and they embraced. Yu Kiu said that due to low water temperature, during the shoot they could not stop shivering. "When I got into the water I took a mouthful of water, but I couldn't just spit it into his mouth. I could only swallow it."
Yu Kiu said that although they worked on a kiss scene but due to the language barrier they continued to have zero communication about this scene. "I was a little worried and nervous, I could only make up for it with body language. The scene had many different positions, I hoped that every one would be done in one take. This time was the bottom line for me, actually it was just conceptually daring and had no nudity." ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
The Chinese model has reportedly switched her 'target' from Aaron Kwok to Lee Hom
Chinese model Anna Kay, who was previously rumoured to be Aaron Kwok's new love interest, has been getting chummy with Lee Hom lately. Yesterday, the 26-year-old posted two photos taken with the Taiwan singer on her microblog, hinting at their close relationship.
On top of that, Anna also uploaded a voice recording of her singing Lee Hom's 'The One And Only', as well as a shout-out to the singer. She said, 'Hey man. Even though you made fun of me the whole night, I could sense your concern from the bantering. So I'd like to thank you. I'll continue working hard!'
Anna first grabbed media's attention after she was seen visiting Aaron at his apartment in Hong Kong, following the latter's split with longtime girlfriend Lynn Xiong in July. However, the heavenly king later denied his affiliation with Anna in a statement saying that 'it is all the past'. Aaron is believed to have kept his distance from the model due to her high-profile antics.
Oct 15 2013
Taiwanese pop trio S.H.E wrapped up three successful shows at the Hong Kong Coliseum last weekend. Besides openly declaring her love for husband Alvin Lai, Ella Chen teased the crowd by squeezing her cleavage on stage, after changing into a sexy V-neck costume.
'I don't have toned abs, but I can show off my cleavage,' she laughed.
As it was S.H.E's first performance at the Hong Kong Coliseum after Selina's burn accident three years ago, the latter was especially emotional during her solo segment. The singer choked on tears while addressing the crowd, saying, 'I've recovered. I can dance, I can jump and I sing for everyone now.'
In the end, Selina had to fix her make-up on stage as her fake eyelashes fell off due to her uncontrollable tears.
Also, S.H.E displayed their humourous side by insisting to speak in 'broken Cantonese' despite their inaccurate pronounciation, which brought much laughter to the arena. The trio, however, won loud applause for their moving rendition of Eason Chan's hit Cantonese song 'King of Karaoke' that they have specially prepared for the Hong Kong concert.
The trio will be back to perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Oct 26 with S.H.E's 2GETHER 4EVER. Restricted view tickets at S$198 are still available for sale at SISTIC.
Oct 18 2013
Rumour has it that the Bruneian singer-actor's wife is due for childbirth next month
Brunei-born Taiwanese celebrity Wu Chun recently celebrated his birthday (on Oct 10) with his three-year-old daughter NeiNei. According to media reports, the actor turned 'super dad' is rumoured to welcome his second child in November.
During his Taiwan book launch two weeks ago, the 34-year-old celebrity author happily announced his wife's second pregnancy but has yet to mention a delivery date.
In response, Wu Chun's manager has since clarified, 'Thank you for all the concern! Wu Chun's baby boy is due to deliver soon. But the couple has decided not to confirm whether the baby is due in November. We hope that the media can understand.'
Oct 11 2013
The Taiwanese host is said to be badly affected by the controversy surrounding her family lately
On Wednesday, Taiwanese host Dee Hsu looked visibly troubled during the program recording of Here Comes Kang Xi, which was closed to media coverage. When contacted by reporters, Dee's mum revealed that the 35-year-old now weighs 39 kg, having lost two kilograms as a result of the stress caused by recent controversy.
Top Pot Bakery, a Taipei-based bakery chain co-owned by Dee's husband Mike Hsu and her father-in-law Hsu Ching-hsiang, and endorsed by Dee, first hit headlines in late August for false advertising. Last week, Mike and his father as well as the bakery's current president Hsu Hsun-ping and his wife Jiang Li-fen were summoned for questioning on an insider trading case which involved Top Pot Bakery's parent company, Genome International Biomedical Co. Ltd (GIBC).
'The authorities must not wrong us. We'll go sort it out,' Dee's mum affirmed.
On the other hand, Barbie Hsu has faith her younger sister will stay strong while handling the situation. Taiwanese artiste Aya Liu also showed her support for the couple by saying that they are both 'kind-hearted people' who do a lot of charity work in private.
Dee and Mike have maintained a low profile, as the controversy unfolded over the past few weeks. The couple's two kids are fetched to and from school by their nanny and driver, who disclosed that the family stays indoors most of the time now. 'Even if they need to go out, they would ride in their friends' cars,' he added.
Earlier reports stated that the prosecutor would be summoning Dee for questioning to assist in the investigations. Although the host has been working as per ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)