Nine years ago, Taiwanese singer-actress Selina Jen suffered third-degree burns on 50 percent of her body when an accident happened during filming. The actress returned to work a year later, after spending most of her time recuperating. Since then, she has not shied away from talking about the accident and her recovery journey, spreading hope to those who are in a similar situation.
On a recent episode of the talk show The Egg, which she hosts, Selina shared that she still receives nasty comments from netizens about her body.
“There are still people who’d leave comments calling me a roasted pig”, she said as she broke down in tears. Many of those in the audience could not help but to express their disbelief at the callousness of these netizens.
Selina then continued, sharing that while it was true that she had been burnt badly in the accident, and that she “really did gain weight, and resembled a pig”, the comments really hurt her.
She also took the opportunity to share some advice with the internet celebrities that had been invited to guest on that particular episode, saying, “You will definitely face similar things as well. It’s been 20 years since my debut, and it's likely that you'll encounter similar incidents too. The next time you’re scolded by such haters, just know that you’re not alone, because Selina faced the same things as well”.
Celebrity couple Rainie Yang and Li Ronghao took their relationship to the next level last week, with Ronghao successfully proposing to Rainie on his 34th birthday. The couple then took to their social media accounts to announce the good news, receiving an outpouring of well-wishes and blessings from their celebrity colleagues and fans.
Since then, Rainie has been updating her social media with snaps of herself enjoying her holiday, with pictures of her enjoying the sea breeze.
According to the singer, she had a four day, three night holiday with Ronghao and their good friend, Taiwanese actor King Chin in a chartered yacht last week, and has since returned home to Taiwan.
Rainie’s holiday snaps, which included pictures of her in a swimsuit, eventually caught the attention of Taiwanese host Dee Hsu as well, who left a comment on her post.
“Are you throwing caution to the wind now, because you’re going to get married soon? After all, you belong to him (Ronghao) now, right?” Dee wrote, drawing much laughter from netizens and fans alike. Many of them replied to Dee’s comment, asking the quick-witted host to invite Rainie and Ronghao over for an interview soon.
Sammi Cheng kicked off the first of 13 concerts in Hong Kong as part of her Follow Mi world tour last Friday (Jul 12), and there was one guest who, despite his attempts to keep a low profile, drew almost as much attention as her - albeit in a negative way.
When the singer’s husband Andy Hui, who fell from grace in the eyes of the public when his affair with actress Jacqueline Wong was exposed, arrived at the concert venue, he was spotted by Sammi’s fans and met with angry shouts and disapproving noises. Several people were also heard calling out to him, but Andy did not dare to respond to them, and quickly made his way into the arena.
Sammi herself, however, has notably reacted in a more graceful and merciful manner, choosing to publicly forgive her 51-year-old husband. She also seemed to indirectly address the situation at one point during the show when she said, “Things may happen in life that leave you battered and bruised, but after all the pain and hurt, your love will become even stronger and even better.”
Still, that did nothing to soothe some netizens’ view of Andy. Last night (Jul 14), Sammi shared three selfies that were taken backstage during her third show. In one of them, a man who looks like Andy can be partially seen in the background, which drew mixed reactions from Sammi’s followers. Some accused him of showing up at his wife’s concerts just to promote himself, while others declared that they will definitely boo him if he ever shows up on stage with her.
However, there were others that came to his defence. One fan wrote, “It’s normal for a husband to support his wife at her concert. If he didn’t show up to support her, he would also be accused of being heartless.” Another added that since it was Sammi’s choice to forgive Andy, her fans should support her decision as well.
Geek's Goddess Danielle Gan is hot on the popularity reading, with many local activities as well as abroad.
Danielle recently stepped foot abroad for promotional activities by the invitation of overseas clients. And also due to the tight schedule, she often had to rush for her flight overseas after events in Singapore, so much so Changi Airport has been her favorite playground.
Her first stop in Taiwan see her appear in popular variety show 'The Hunger Game' hosted by members of pop group 5566. Right after Taiwan, there was the invitation for her to visit Shanghai Food Fair as Ambassador for Asia Farm F&B. Malaysia's aifm radio station also requested for the radio interview for Danielle which see her fly to Kuala Lumpur and then straight to Maldives for another show as Ambassador.
Besides attending shows, Danielle also performed at the recent music showcase right after her Maldives trip.
It is inevitable that such hardworking and lovable artiste will rise to fame. Her fans have been so ever supportive and hope Danielle will be able to bring her new work to all of us soon.
Two years ago, Hong Kong singer-actor Andy Lau fell from a horse whilst filming a commercial in Bangkok, sustaining serious injuries. After close to six months of rest and recuperation, the Heavenly King made a full recovery, and has since returned to work.
With his latest movie, The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords opening in cinemas this month, Andy has been making the rounds to promote his latest film. In a recent interview with Taiwanese host Mickey Huang, the actor sent out a video message to his fans, imploring for them to catch the movie in theatres, as it’s his first film since his recovery.
As Andy’s character in the movie is involved in the horse-racing business, the actor had to film a scene alongside a number of horses. Though he did not have to ride them, Andy still had to hold on to the reins of the horses for a picture.
The 57-year-old shared that he did not object to the filming of the scene, although he was afraid.
“When I was filming, I thought that I was very close to the horses, but when I watched the movie, I realised that I was actually very far away,” he revealed to Mickey. There were a number of action scenes that Andy had to film as well. As he had not driven in a number of years, some of the scenes which required him to race a car was handled by stunt doubles.
However, all the other scenes were done by Andy himself, which caused his wife, former Malaysian beauty queen Carol Choo, to worry. But, all the scenes were eventually completed safely, with no injuries sustained by the actor-singer.
With the recent news of Lin Chi-ling's sudden marriage and Rainie Yang's engagement to Li Ronghao, it's no surprise that reporters have been asking other single stars if they feel the pressure to settle down soon as well.
Taiwanese singer Hebe Tien was subject to this line of questioning during a promotional event in Taipei. After congratulating Rainie and Ronghao, she insisted that she still does not feel any rush to tie the knot herself. When someone quipped that there's still Jolin Tsai, Hebe laughed and replied, "Yes! So there's no pressure for me at all."
As the event was to promote a line of aromatic products, the 36-year-old was then asked what kind of scent she prefers on the opposite sex. After thinking about it, she said that since one's scent can also be influenced by their qualities and aura, she likes a man who has a big heart, is courageous, is very loving, and "has guts". She also stated that a man's outer appearance does not matter to her, as she is capable of seeing past that.
The topic then turned to S.H.E's upcoming 18th anniversary in September. At the moment, Hebe is unsure if the trio has any plans to collaborate, especially since she has a lot on her own plate at the moment. "I'm preparing to make a new album and launch a new world tour next year," she shared.
Taiwanese host Dee Hsu’s husband, businessman Mike Hsu, has been accused by Taiwanese media of cheating on her after he was recently spotted at a nightclub behaving intimately with two younger women. He was photographed leaving the nightclub later that night with one of the women, and reports claimed that he even sent her home.
Further digging by the media showed that he had transferred RMB10,000 (S$1,974) to one of the women’s bank accounts, which caused even more online debate over the nature of their relationship.
Many netizens expressed their sympathy for Dee, who has always been a family woman and a dedicated mother to her three daughters. However, the host has since stood up for her husband and claimed he was merely “having a night out with his friends”.
“Whenever his friends visit Taiwan, he’ll take good care of them. There were both men and women present at the gathering, and I know the girl in the photos as well. She’s his good friend!” she said when contacted by reporters for a reponse.
When asked about the money that Mike had reportedly transferred to one of the women, however, she claimed that she knows nothing of it, and refused to comment further.
After the scandal broke, she uploaded a photo of herself with Mike and their daughters while on holiday at Shanghai Disneyland. Netizens have continued to debate over the issue in the comments section of the post, pointing out that Mike should treat Dee better for standing by his side even when faced with the cheating allegations.
Dee and Mike tied the knot in 2005 and have three daughters, Elly, 13, Lily, 11, and Alice, 6, together.
Due to the recent Korean drama craze, there are many fried chicken store that comes with beer. 'Yes Chicken' came up to the test with their Singapore-style fried chicken all out to win our stomachs.
The fried chicken powder is created by Chef Sing, who has been appearing in all major Singapore Food Shows to let us all try this flavorful fried chicken. The fried chicken by 'Yes Chicken' has had many good appraisals by public.
Official opened on 11 July, 'Yes Chicken' has sold out their fried chicken within the day. Artiste Lawrence Hiew lended his support for Chef Sing by patronizing the store and taking a photo together. As an avid eater, Lawrence has high standards for the food and he sang high praises for the fried chicken.
Returning the support for Lawrence, Chef Sing introduce a 'Lawrence Special Fried Chicken Set' for patrons this upcoming weekend (13 & 14 July). Customers who say out the promotion slogan- "Lawrence Favorite 3-Piece Fried Chicken" will be able to purchase their signature fried chicken at $2 for 3 pieces. The usual selling price is at $1.30 per piece. Definitely damn worth it.
All fans of fried chicken and Lawrence Hiew, why not head down to 'Yes Chicken' this weekend to support them and also to try the hottest fried chicken in town. Say YES to 'Yes Chicken'!
Block 762, Jurong West Street 75, #01-326,
Gek Poh Shopping Center, Singapore 640762
10.30am - 9.30pm (Monday to Sunday)
Ever since her cheating scandal with married Hong Kong actor-singer Andy Hui, Hong Kong actress Jacqueline Wong (who was dating Hong Kong actor Kenneth Ma at the time of the scandal) has been essentially blacklisted in the industry.
Apart from an increased focus on her personal and private life, upcoming dramas featuring Jacqueline have been shelved indefinitely. For the drama Forensic Heroes IV, the television studios took things a step further, replacing Jacqueline with Hong Kong actress Roxanne Tong, and reshooting her scenes entirely.
However, avid viewers of TVB have realised that a particular late-night repeat telecast of the infotainment show, Own Sweet Home, recently aired an old episode that featured Jacqueline as a guest. As the actress had been all but wiped out from television screens in recent months, some wondered if this meant that the 30-year-old might be making her showbiz comeback soon, or if it was merely an oversight on the broadcaster’s side.
TVB executive Virginia Lok previously spoke to the media, sharing that it was Jacqueline’s decision to temporarily stop all her activities as a public figure.
Jacqueline was last seen at the airport in Los Angeles in late April, where she is reportedly based now.
Taiwanese singer-actress Rainie Yang and Chinese singer-songwriter Li Ronghao got engaged yesterday (July 11) and congratulatory messages have been pouring in ever since. One in particular has caught netizens’ eyes, as ex-boyfriend, Taiwanese singer Alien Huang, publicly sent his blessings to the happy couple.
Alien and Rainie dated while they were still in high school. The pair, who both attended the Hua Gang High School of Performing Arts, broke up when Rainie made her showbiz debut, but have remained in contact and are close friends till today.
When reports of their relationship were first revealed online, many gushed that the former couple had the “most wholesome puppy love”. They have also continued supporting each other throughout their respective careers.
Hours after Ronghao announced that he successfully proposed to Rainie, Alien updated his social media platforms with a photo of Ronghao and Rainie on stage with the caption, “Congratulations to Rainie and Ronghao. I’m happy for the both of you”.
He was then hailed by netizens as the best ex-boyfriend, with many quipping that they would like to see him get hitched soon too.