Zendaya can't wait to get back into the Euphoria world. The 23-year-old actress gave an update on the HBO drama's second season, teasing the upcoming "beautiful" episodes in a new interview in the September issue of InStyle.
"I do miss Rue. She's like my little sister in a lot of ways. And going back to that character is a home base for me," Zendaya relishes of her character. "There is a beautiful second season that has been written, but in order to do it the way we want to do it, we need to wait until it's safer."
"There is an idea to do a couple of bridge episodes that can be shot safely but aren't necessarily part of season 2," she adds. "So, hopefully, we will be able to do those in the coming months. I can't wait."
Just last month, Zendaya became a first-time Emmy nominee for her role as Rue, a recovering drug addict. She was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.
In the meantime, Zendaya has kept busy, telling the magazine that she "painted for a week, and then I tried working out for a week, but I burned out on both very quickly."
She adds that she bought a piano "in an attempt to learn how to play." "I've taught myself one song so far. It's a song I wrote that is only three chords, so not that exciting, but I can play it," she says.
As for what the current pandemic and quarantine has taught her, Zendaya explains this is "a new chapter for me."
"There are a lot of people learning how to be creative during this time and learning how to take a leap while doing it safely in quarantine. It was interesting to experience that with my film Malcolm & Marie, and I'm really proud of that," she notes of her upcoming movie filmed safely during quarantine. "I also have so many beautiful projects to look forward to. How the world is going to be able to see them, I don't really know. But that's when it's time to get even more innovative and figure out how we are going to exist in this industry with this new world."
Justin Bieber was supposed to be on tour this summer, but the coronavirus pandemic changed all that. Instead, the 26-year-old pop star was able to spend some quality time with his wife, Hailey Bieber.
"Well, we didn't make any babies, so that's that," the 23-year-old model quips during a virtual panel discussion for PaleyFest LA about their YouTube docuseries, Seasons.
"We're still pretty newly married. I mean, we'll celebrate two years in September," Justin adds. "We've just been enjoying our time together and getting to know each other deeper."
The Biebers haven't been home this whole time, however. "We've been road tripping... just staying social distancing," Justin shares.
"It's just the two of us," Hailey notes.
In addition to their road trips this summer, the couple got baptized together, Hailey jetted off to Italy for a trip with pal Bella Hadid, and Justin has been enjoying some shirtless golf.
During the panel discussion, Justin also opens up about sharing his struggles with depression and anxiety on his and Hailey's YouTube series. The "Sorry" singer says he has no regrets about being so vulnerable.
"I feel like it's my honor to be able to show those weak, those vulnerable sides, to say, 'If Justin with all these things -- money and fame and all this stuff -- still struggles with his mental health, then I'm not alone,'" he says.
Aaron Kwok’s Wife Has Responded To The Rumours Of Her Involvement In A ‘Pickup Artist Training Camp’ For Women Seeking Celeb Husbands
In case you missed it, there’s a very juicy rumour on the internet about how Aaron Kwok and Wilber Pan might have met their wives. Basically, a WeChat user wrote a detailed exposé about ‘pickup artist training camps’ in Beijing and Shanghai for women who want to snag famous husbands, and Moka Fang and Luna Xuan — who are married to Aaron and Wilber respectively — were speculated to be ‘students’ there.
It’s all thanks to a cryptic post by 32-year-old Chinese businessman and Dalian Wanda Group heir Wang Sicong, which hinted at the two ladies’ involvement with a mysterious woman named Amy. Sure enough, internet sleuths did what they do best and managed to uncover photos of Moka and Luna with Amy, who was then alleged to be their ‘mentor’ at the ‘training camp’.
Now, the question is: what do all the parties involved make of this?
Well, one netizen decided to tackle the issue head-on and left a comment on Moka’s Weibo asking: “Are the rumours on the internet true?” Although they didn’t specify which rumours, it's obvious what they were talking about.
A few hours later, Moka actually replied to the comment, albeit in a rather passive-aggressive manner by simply attaching a picture of an old man looking up at bubbles with the word “rumours” in them. The pic also came with a quote that says something along the lines of, “Don’t follow rumours blindly, they will collapse on their own without being attacked.”
In other words, there’s no need for the 33-year-old to defend herself 'cos the truth will always prevail.
So far, Moka is the only one who has responded to this epic piece of gossip. According to the source, women at these ‘training camps’ go through four different stages that will bring them closer to their goal of marrying a big star, or at the very least, a rich man.
The Amy lady plays a crucial part as she is said to have access to all kinds of exclusive parties and events frequented by celebs, allowing her ‘students’ to rub shoulders with their high-profile romantic targets. Newlyweds Wilber and Luna were reportedly introduced to each other by mutual friends in Shanghai, while neither Aaron nor Moka, who tied the knot in 2017 and have two young daughters together, has revealed how they met.
Hongkong star Eric Tsang’s wife, Rebecca Chu, has passed away reportedly from cancer.
According to reports, Rebecca, Eric’s second wife and the mother of Hongkong director Derek Tsang, had been in and out of the hospital for the past few months.
Derek announced her demise and thanked everyone who has helped his mum during her illness.
“My mother, Rebecca Chu, passed away on August 3, 2020, from an illness at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. My mother is an extremely private person, so I hope everyone will give us space so we can complete her final journey quietly. On behalf of my mother, I would like to thank everyone for their concern as well as friends who have helped us along the way,” he wrote.
Earlier this year, Rebecca, who had been living in Vancouver, retuned to Hongkong for treatment and was spotted making multiple visits to the hospital. Then, Derek said she was just going for routine medical check-ups.
According to reports, she was diagnosed with cancer but her condition improved and was later discharged from hospital. She was admitted again in May and Derek was seen visiting her.
Though Rebecca was married to one of Hongkong’s most famous stars, she was a very private person and chose to stay out of the limelight. She immigrated to Canada with their two sons, Derek and Mark, in the ‘90s, while Eric remained in Hongkong. Even though the couple had lived apart for more than 20 years, she reportedly held the purse strings and their relationship was not as estranged as everyone imagined it to be.
The 67-year-old comedian was previously married to Taiwanese actress Wang Meihua, the mother of Taiwanese singer-host Bowie Tsang. Meihua is also battling cancer and she underwent surgery for lung cancer last Christmas.
Scandal magnet Eric was most recently linked to his make-up artist Vanus Li after the pair was involved a car crash in Hokkaido in 2018.
Jamie Foxx is one proud girl dad! The 52-year-old actor gushed to ET's Kevin Frazier about how productive his two daughters, 26-year-old Corinne and 11-year-old Annalise, have been in quarantine.
Foxx says he has "like 15 people" in his house at the moment and is feeling blessed. "My daughter [Annalise] played her piano at 4 o' clock in the morning, 11 years old, and holding. That's what's been good is we have been able to connect like that," he said of how his family is keeping busy.
The Oscar winner further praised his youngest daughter for what she's learned while having all this free time at the house. "My 11-year-old now knows how to play the piano so well, she actually plays my songs while I sing to them," he mused. "She said, 'I am going on tour with you.' I am blessed, we are all blessed."
As for Foxx's eldest daughter, he is over-the-moon about Corinne being part of the Emmy-nominated special Live In Front of A Studio Audience: All In The Family and Good Times.
"You know how this business is and how people struggle with rearing their kids in this sort of tumultuous business. So, when you see your kids with a good thing and she got her head on her shoulders..." he told reporters. "She did something fantastic that night when she was Live In Front of A Studio Audience to do Good Times."
Foxx is also pretty proud of his upcoming movie, Project Power. In the flick, also starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Machine Gun Kelly and Dominique Fishback, a pill hits the streets of New Orleans that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes. It's up to a teenage dealer, a local cop (Foxx) and an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.
"I think great art imitates life and vice versa," Foxx said of the Netflix film. "We did this movie two years ago, but we did not know we would be where we are right now in society. ... Dominque does a fantastic job, Joseph Gordon-Levitt does a fantastic job. I think we need a little fresh air. I think we need a little bit of entertainment, so hopefully people will check this out and not forget what we are dealing with, but just give us a moment to take an intermission and take a breath."
Project Power premieres Aug. 14 on Netflix.
Justin Bieber is sharing intimate pics from a day he and his wife, Hailey Bieber, will never forget.
The pop star took to Instagram on Wednesday, posting a series of snapshots from the day the two got baptized together.
"This was one of [the] most special moments of my life," he captioned the post. "Confessing our love and trust in Jesus publicly with our friends and family."
"Feeling so blessed," another post, shared two hours later, read.
Back in 2015, Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz claimed in an interview with GQ that Justin reached out to him to be baptized. Lentz said he was happy to oblige, after the singer proclaimed, "I want to know Jesus."
"People say we cater to celebrities, and I say, yes, we do," Lentz added at the time. "Celebrities deserve a relationship with God. Celebrities deserve a place to pray."
Lentz also alleged that the baptism took place in a very unique location -- an NBA star's bathtub. He told the outlet that they turned to Tyson Chandler to help host the baptism, after members of the media learned of the original spot they had planned.
"I said, '[Tyson], I'm in a jam here. I have JB with me, he wants to get baptized,'" Lentz recalled. "He’s like, 'Done. Easy.'"
Justin has been vocal in recent years about turning to the Bible for guidance. And in May, while answering fan questions on his The Biebers on Watch series, the "Yummy" singer said he wished he would have saved himself for marriage.
"There are probably a lot of things I would change. I don’t regret anything because I think it makes you who you are, and you learn from things," Justin replied, when one fan asked if he has any regrets. "If I could go back and not have to face some of the bad hurt that I went through, I probably would’ve saved myself for marriage."
"I know this sounds crazy," he continued. "Sex can be kind of confusing when you’re being sexually active with anybody... I would have probably saved myself for marriage."
On a recent episode of Chinese reality show Viva La Romance 4, Hongkong actress Ada Choi revealed that she had suffered from ankylosing spondylitis, a rare type of arthritis that causes pain and stiffness in the spine.
Ada said her condition was so severe that she couldn't bend at the waist, and had so much difficulty getting up every time she laid down, she had to use her arms for support while pushing herself up.
“The doctor told me that it was an incurable illness. He said that ankylosing spondylitis would only get worse as I age. Eventually, the disease will render you completely unable to move and you’ll have to sleep standing up," said the 46-year-old actress.
At that time, Ada and her husband, Chinese actor Max Zhang, had been married for only four months and were looking forward to becoming parents. They consulted a doctor who told them that they could have a kid if they wanted to, but the couple would have to prepare for a “very difficult pregnancy”.
The doctor's words greatly saddened Ada, who felt bad for her husband. “Can you imagine, we had only been married for four months! I felt so sorry for him!” she said in retrospect.
When Max asked the doctor if there were any treatments they could undergo, the doc simply said that "a happy heart is medicine enough". With that advice, Ada and Max decided to throw caution to the wind and try for a baby.
“We stopped thinking too much [about what could go wrong]. We thought we’d take life as it goes, as nobody knows what tomorrow may bring,” Ada said.
Two years later, Ada and Max gave birth to their eldest daughter, Zoe, who’s now nine.
And it was this bundle of joy who miraculously cured Ada. According to the actress, she stopped experiencing those pains after getting pregnant.
“My waist suddenly stopped hurting. After that, I went to the gynaecologist who told me that my child had absorbed all of my calcium, which took the pain away,” Ada said. "So I don't feel the pain anymore, even till this day."
Her fellow cast members were all blown away by Ada's story, with some of them calling it a miracle.
Ada and Max later went on to have two more children, Chloe, who is now seven, and nine-month-old Le'er. “I’m extremely grateful. The doc told me I couldn’t give birth. But I have three children!” she beamed.
Taiwanese singer Annie Yi has never been one to mince her words, but she recently found herself the target of online hate after making insensitive remarks about late Cantopop icon Anita Mui while on a talk show. Since then, every move 52-year-old star has made has been slammed by netizens, so much so that one can't help but feel sorry for her.
And it seems her own mother-in-law has an issue with Annie being too quick with her words, as viewers saw on a recent episode of reality show My Dearest Ladies.
The show, which stars the singer, her actor husband Qin Hao and with his mother, saw the latter first praise Annie for being “kind, yet strong”.
Mama Qin then took the opportunity to offer Annie, whom she chided for “talking too much”, some advice. She said: “Your mouth moves faster than your brain does. You don’t think about what you say before you say it, and your words aren’t filtered by your conscience before they’re uttered.”
Annie tried to defend herself, saying: “One important reason is because I’ve been away from the public eye for too long. I’m too used to [speaking my mind] when I’m at home, and I’ve brought that mindset to the workplace as well.”
Unimpressed by her excuses, Mama Qin retorted: “As a public figure, you should be prudent with your words and actions (…) You should also try to be as low profile as possible.”
Qin Hao decided to cut in, pointing out that both he and Annie don’t treat themselves as stars, and have never thought that celebs are better than the average person on the street.
Mama Qin clearly had enough of the couple, as she went on to question them: “Do you think an average person can film a show which the entire country watches? Although humans are all average, you need to remember that you have a responsibility because your actions are shown to the entire country. This is my advice to you as a mother.”
Annie, who clearly couldn’t take this any of this lying down, mused: “If we think of ourselves as celebs and control ourselves all the time, it’s going to be hard for us to lead our normal lives.” Mama Qin then called her words “absurd”, and told Annie that she should know how to draw the line between her professional and personal lives.
Selena Gomez is giving fans a look inside her kitchen! On Tuesday, the singer shared a sneak peek at what she's been cooking up in her upcoming HBO Max series, Selena + Chef. The clip shows Gomez at home, following directions that a chef is giving her via video chat.
"You see what I am cooking on? Electric," says the chef, with Gomez replying, "Mine is electric too," as she points to her gas stove. "Oh no, mine's fire. Sorry!"
The "Rare" singer's unscripted HBO Max original cooking series, which she also produces, was first announced in May, and was inspired by her time at home amid quarantine.
"I’ve always been very vocal about my love of food. I think I’ve been asked hundreds of times in interviews if I had another career, what would I do, and I’ve answered that it would be fun to be a chef,” Gomez said in a statement at the time. “I definitely don’t have the formal training though! Like many of us while being home I find myself cooking more and experimenting in the kitchen."
During each episode of "this unapologetically authentic cookalong," the former Disney Channel star will be joined remotely by a different professional chef as they tackle various cuisines while also sharing tips and tricks to mastering the kitchen in hopes of embracing the joys of cooking. The show will also spotlight different food-related charities during its 10-episode run.
Gomez, meanwhile, has been staying busy during quarantine, giving back to the community, working on her makeup line and more. Last month, the 28-year-old actress took to Instagram to tease "so many exciting things" coming up after taking a break.
In the clip, she tells her fans, "I wanted to take the time to do a quick message for you guys because I haven't been posting that much. I just wanted to let you know that I love you guys and I miss you and there's so many exciting things coming up that I can't wait to share with all of you."
Reese Witherspoon has gone through every emotion this year, and she's showing them all off on social media. The 44-year-old actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to join the platform's latest fun trend -- a calendar collage of the moods throughout 2020.
Witherspoon appears as a bright-eyed, optimistic Elle Woods from Legally Blonde during January and a slightly concerned Elena Richardson from Little Fires Everywhere in February. Things start to take a turn in March, and by June, the star is seemingly out in the wilderness, as Cheryl Strayed from Wild.
"Yup. #2020," Witherspoon captioned her post -- which had celeb friends like Mindy Kaling, Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Demi Lovato and more cracking up.
Kaling was so inspired that she ended up sharing her own version. "Pretty much. Inspired by @reesewitherspoon," she captioned her fury of emotions.
Kerry Washington also joined in.