Singaporean director Jack Neo and the cast of his action comedy Killer Not Stupid attended the film’s charity screening in Taipei.
Taiwanese actress Amber An sports a number of eccentric looks in the movie, including some very unattractive ones. One of her most shocking disguises has her sporting a giant mole - complete with hair sprouting out of it - and fake crooked teeth.
“When I first found out I had to become ‘ugly’ for the role, I didn’t think too much about it, but I never expected it to be this bad!” she said, quipping, “I’ve already been single for so long, but this makes me worried that I will single for life!”
The 34-year-old added that some plots in Killer Not Stupid were so ridiculous that she could not control her laughter, making it difficult to stay in character. “The last scene in particular was so absurd that I just could not act properly,” she said. “I was laughing so hard that my entire body was shaking.”
And it looks like Jack will continue to include comedic elements in his work. “People have asked me if I want to make more serious movies, but even if the script were serious, I would end up finding a way to turn it into a comedy,” he said. “If I see an opportunity to make something funny, I will do it!”
Hong Kong singer-actress Gillian Chung has amassed quite a strong following online on the beauty app 'RED', where she often shares her own tips and tricks.
Recently, the 38-year-old uploaded a post detailing five common beauty mistakes that many people commit, as well as ways for her followers to avoid falling prey to them.
Firstly, Gillian cautioned everyone against using warm water to wash their hair. She admitted that she particularly enjoys taking hot showers in the winter, but she quickly realised that her scalp started itching soon after.
She later realised that her daily hot showers were actually stripping away the healthy oils that help moisturise her scalp, causing it to flake and itch due to dryness. As a result, she stopped using hot water to rinse her hair.
Another hair-related tip that she shared was to "refrain from combing your hair when it's wet".
"Look at how much hair is on your comb now, please stop!" the singer-actress exclaimed in her post, going on to suggest for everyone to "brush your hair after your hair is dry", as combing your hair when it is wet will result in more friction and hair loss.
The next tip she shared was to "stop reapplying lip balm during meals". Instead, fans can try applying a layer of lip top coat to ensure the longevity of their lipstick. Additionally, to prevent chapped lips, it would be good to apply an additional moisturising lip mask at night to lock in moisture.
Gillian also cautioned everyone against being too lazy to wash their faces after applying a mask at night.
"Is there anyone else who just can't seem to get up from bed after applying a face mask? It's obvious that we're just too lazy to move, but we still try to lie to ourselves that our skin has yet to finish absorbing all the mask's essence. We can't do that anymore!" she wrote in her post, adding that not washing your face after applying a mask will lead to clogged pores.
Finally, she reminded everyone to "cover your ankles in winter". Gillian shared that her husband, Taiwanese doctor Michael Lai, once heard a stylist mentioning that the ankles are the thinnest part of the lower body, which is why showing the ankles can help one appear slimmer.
However, exposing one's ankles in winter will only hurt their joints, as well as cause the calves to become swollen and thicker, which is why Gillian makes sure to cover her ankles now.
Chinese drama Romance in the Rain caused a nationwide stir when it aired in 2001, with viewers lapping it up thanks to the charming characters portrayed by the four leads, Leo Ku, Alec Su, Vicki Zhao, and Ruby Lin.
Since then, while the quartet went on to achieve much success in the industry, they had yet to reunite on screen — until now.
Leo uploaded a picture taken together with Alec and Vicki, where they were reenacting a pose that they had done while promoting Romance in the Rain. The picture appeared to be taken on stage, with microphones attached to the trio's faces.
As it turns out, they had been invited to attend the press conference for Dragon TV's Spring Gala show, along with Ruby.
While at the event, the four stars reminisced about the time they spent filming Romance in the Rain, sharing anecdotes about the most unforgettable filming experiences they had.
"The most unforgettable scene for me was my kissing scene with Alec," Ruby shared, adding, "At that time, he had a fake beard attached to his face. After I kissed him, the beard had 'moved' over to my face!"
After hearing Ruby's words, Alec quickly chimed in (to the amusement of everyone present), "I felt like a man had kissed me instead!"
Additionally, as a remake of Romance in the Rain was announced last year, the hosts asked Vicki, who is now an established director, if she would consider directing the remake, but she replied, "I'd rather be the most loyal viewer [of the remake] instead."
Former TVB actress Michelle Ye recently appeared as a guest on a Hong Kong radio show, where she opened up about her friendship with newly crowned TVB Awards Best Actor Kenneth Ma.
The 39-year-old shared that she first worked with Kenneth on period drama Eternal Happiness, and mused that he is someone who is grounded and wise, even back then. As he was pretty well read, especially among actors, those around him would always enjoy talking about a wide variety of subjects with him.
She continued that she was very happy to see that he has made his way in his career since she left Hong Kong, and that she had called him to congratulate him on his Best Actor win.
This prompted questions on whether she is romantically involved with him, to which Michelle laughed, “I’m not single at this point of time. Also, it’s impossible that there aren’t any girls trying to woo him right now. He can pick someone with good qualities from the pool of girls who are after him, so there’s no need for me to interfere!”
She continued that she now regrets not going after him when she was younger. She joked, “The mere thought of dating him makes me salivate!”
“We’ve never really been extremely close although we’ve worked together a few times. I haven’t seen him for a long time, but he still gives me a really good impression,” she gushed.
On New Year’s Day, Wilber Pan made a confident declaration on Instagram: “I will lose weight in 2020, or my surname isn’t Pan!”
He certainly seems to be taking that proclamation very seriously. The Taiwanese-American singer was recently in Milan, Italy to attend Men’s Fashion Week and shared several stylish photos from the trip, in which he appears to have indeed shed a few pounds compared to last year.
The comments section of his posts soon became flooded with compliments from both fans and fellow celebrities, including Taiwanese singers Christine Fan (“You really look slimmer”) and Renée Chen (“Ur face is hella small now [sic]”). Taiwanese actress Doris Lai jokingly asked how many meals he skipped, and Hong Kong singer G.E.M. made her excited observation of Wilber’s slimmer figure with multiple exclamation points and fire emojis.
This is not the first time the 39-year-old has gotten attention for his weight loss. In April 2018, he displayed such a drastic transformation that fans went from teasing him about his plumpness to showing concern for his health.
Let’s hope he neither overdoes any diets, nor allows the extra weight to pile back on again. Jiayou, Wilber!
Fans of Bruneian actor Wu Chun and his adorable kids will soon be able to catch the trio in a new reality programme.
Wu Chun shared the good news when he uploaded photos of himself in an editing studio on Weibo on January 13. “My first job in 2020. The first part of this reality programme will be shot in Brunei. I decided to be brave and go after my dreams once again,” he wrote.
Wu Chun’s kids, 9-year-old Nei Nei and 6-year-old Max, became well-loved among the public after appearing on the fifth season of Where Are We Going, Dad? in 2018. Netizens expressed their sadness that they would not be able to see the siblings again after the trio bade goodbye after the season ended.
While Wu Chun didn’t share more details of their upcoming programme, netizens noted that both Max and Nei Nei, who have grown considerably in the two years since Where Are We Going, Dad? look as close to their father as ever.
“How is it that his kids are growing up so fast, and yet Wu Chun manages to stay so youthful?” one netizen wrote. Most of the comments, however, were to show their support for the 40-year-old and to ask him to share more details on his secret project soon.
Wu Chun married his longtime sweetheart, Lin Liying, in 2009 and welcomed Nei Nei in 2010, and Max in 2013.
Hong Kong actor Marco Ngai has become the centre of media attention after his non-celebrity wife Zhang Lihua was caught cheating on him.
Photos of the 32-year-old making out with a man, who is reported to be in the finance industry, were published earlier this week. Marco, who is 20 years older than Lihua, has avoided responding to the scandal directly and has only provided ambiguous comments through his manager.
The 52-year-old tied the knot with Lihua, who is from China, in 2008 after half a year of dating. They have a age? daughter, Jessica Ngai. In 2015, there were reports of their marriage being on the rocks, but the couple was said to have managed to repair their relationship.
However, it seems that Marco has had the last straw after Lihua’s cheating scandal, as he posted a cryptic message, “From now on, we only have each other,” on his Weibo account shortly after the scandal broke.
When asked if he will be filing for divorce, he would only say, “I’m just an ordinary father. I need some time to myself and I can’t comment further at this point of time.”
Undeterred, Hong Kong media outlets tried to get more details of his future plans as they spoke to him on January 13, showing him the photos of his wife making out with the unnamed man in the backseat of a taxi.
“Why do so many people like kissing in cars?” he quipped. However, when the reporters asked him what he thought of his wife cheating on him, Marco commented, “I don’t know anything. As of right now, the only person I’m thinking of is my daughter.”
He refused to confirm if he will be filing for divorce or trying to salvage his marriage, and asked for space as he deals with the situation and that he would only be able to share more details at a later time.
Cecilia Cheung: singer, actress… budding dentist?
Yesterday the 39-year-old demonstrated her unexpected teeth-handling skills with a two-part video on Instagram featuring her second son, nine-year-old Quintus Tse, and a baby tooth that needed removing.
In the first one-minute clip, Cecilia is seen reaching for her boy’s mouth and asking him to open wide. However, an understandably nervous-looking Quintus backs away and whimpers, “I’m scared, I’m scared. Can you do it slowly?”
Even after some coaxing by his mum, Quintus still can’t bring himself to let her yank the tooth out. “I can’t do it,” he sighs, but Cecilia persists. “Open your mouth! Don’t lean back!” she commands in a mix of English and Cantonese.
Still terrified, Quintus decides to take matters into his own hands and tries to pull out the tooth by himself, but fails. “See? Give it to me,” his mother says. “You don’t have to be scared - you’re nine years old!”
We finally see progress in the second clip when Cecilia rips out the tooth in one swift motion. Although it was clearly not without pain - judging from the loud groan from poor Quintus - there wasn’t much bleeding. “It only took a second so there isn’t much blood,” she says. “There would have been more blood if you had done it yourself.”
This isn’t the first time Cecilia has helped Quintus get rid of his baby teeth. In 2017, she removed his two front teeth but only shared the aftermath (a photo of the bloody teeth and a grinning seven-year-old with two new gaps in his smile) instead of the process.
Strangely, Quintus seemed much more enthusiastic back then. “Thank you, mummy, for doing this to me!” he gushed in a short video Cecilia had shared, although he did complain that “blood tastes so bad”. Once bitten, twice shy, we guess?
Quintus is Cecilia’s second child from her six-year marriage to Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse, which ended in 2012. The former couple are also parents to 12-year-old Lucas. Cecilia gave birth to her third son Marcus in 2018, but the identity of the baby’s father remains a mystery.
Hong Kong actor Pakho Chau may have snagged two awards at the 2019 TVB Anniversary Awards on January 12, however, it wasn’t all good news for the actor-singer as the 35-year-old belatedly revealed that he had to be rushed to the hospital immediately after the awards show ended.
On January 13, Pakho updated his Instagram with a photo of himself lying on a hospital bed, with an IV drip inserted in his hand. He wrote, “I’m so sorry to have worried everyone. I was in really bad condition last night and I didn’t have energy to stand up on my own (…) I was very happy to see my friends receive their awards.”
His fans, who were understandably worried about the actor, noted that he looked slightly out of sorts during the awards show, especially after he revealed that he has been unwell for some time during an interview after the awards ceremony. He said, “I’ve been to the hospital twice in the last couple of days. My temperature was 39 degrees last night, but the doctor said I was fine.” He was also seen holding on to a staff member for support as he struggled to stay on his feet during the show.
Pakho later confirmed through his manager that he had inflamed tonsils which led a high fever. His manager continued that it was Pakho’s decision to attend the awards ceremony despite feeling unwell, and that he felt much better after staying overnight at the hospital.
Since being discharged from the hospital, he has assured that he is recovering well at home, and that his loved ones have been looking after him by preparing nutritious food to aid in his recovery.
The actor-singer won the Most Popular Male Character and Most Popular Drama Theme Song for Wonder Women.
Kenneth Ma looked adorably stunned when he finally won Best Actor at the 2019 TVB Anniversary Awards
Those who’ve been keeping up with showbiz news would know that Kenneth Ma didn’t exactly have the most smooth-sailing 2019, but it looks like his 2020 is off to a good start: after over two decades in showbiz and 12 nominations in the category, Kenneth Ma was finally crowned Best Actor at the 2019 TVB Anniversary Awards last night (Jan 12) for his role in Big White Duel.
The joy of his win was clearly shared by everyone in the room as the 45-year-old was honoured with deafening cheers and a standing ovation. Ali Lee, who presented the award with Kenneth’s ex-girlfriend Nancy Wu and his rumoured new squeeze Natalie Tong, even screamed with delight after opening the envelope.
Kenneth himself, on the other hand, had an endearingly stunned expression on his face as he exchanged handshakes and hugs with those around him before literally being dragged up to the stage to receive his shiny new trophy.
“I’m really shocked,” he said, after managing to compose himself (talk about stating the obvious). “I would like to thank everyone for this reaction. It makes me feel like a winner even if there wasn’t an award.”
The well-loved actor went on to admit that he didn’t think he stood a chance of winning after seeing his fellow contenders (Pakho Chau, Vincent Wong, Joel Chan, and Benjamin Yuen). “I’m very lucky that I got to act in Big White Duel.”
During his backstage interviews, Kenneth shared that even his own mother didn’t expect him to win, but he believes she would be very happy for him. He added that he plans to have a celebratory dinner with the cast and crew of Big White Duel. After the media session, Kenneth adjourned to TVB City for a mini celebration with his supportive fans, who came armed with light boards and champagne.
Other big victors of the night were Kara Wai, who also scored her first TVB Award for Best Actress for her role in The Defected; Kalok Chow, who won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Come Home Love: Lo and Behold; and Candice Chiu, who was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in Barrack O’Karma. Veteran actor Lau Dan was conferred the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, which he said was the first award in his 52-year acting career.