HK Actress Kate Yeung Has Been Working As A Security Guard For A Year After Getting No Acting Jobs 'Cos Of The Pandemic
According to this recent report by reporters, Hongkong actress Kate Yeung has been working as a security guard at a university for the past year.
The 36-year-old, who first entered showbiz in 2002, has quite an impressive portfolio, and was once nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Horse Awards and Hongkong Film Awards for her role in 20 30 40.
However, it appears that the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns have hit Kate's career really badly.
When reporters spoke to the actress, she confirmed that she’s now working as a security guard. She also shared that even before the pandemic happened, she had worked part-time in a variety of jobs, from making candles in a workshop, to being a waitress in a restaurant, and as a florist too.
Kate revealed that she wanted to understand more about the service industry, which was why she picked up part-time jobs in these industries.
However, the main reason she became a full-time security guard is the pandemic.
“When the pandemic was at its worst, many restaurants were closed, so I felt like I needed to look for a full-time job. When I stayed home and looked at the news, I felt really fearful and ill at ease, and the future seemed bleak. The pandemic has caused much of my work to be cancelled, so, instead of staying at home and letting my imagination run wild, it’s better to look for a job. Because the pandemic was really bad at that time, I chose to work at a university as a security guard. It’s been about a year since I first started.” she said.
Kate also went on to share that she doesn’t mind working as a security guard, since having different life experiences will help her to improve as an actress too.
“I joined showbiz at the age of 16, and I actually don’t know much about the world outside of acting, and that’s not very good for me as an actress,” she said, adding that she’s gotten to know loads of people from all walks of life in the past year.
However, Kate will be leaving her security guard job now that she has landed a role in an upcoming drama.
“I have to start filming in July, and I do feel a little unwilling to quit,” she said, adding that she’ll continue working till the end of the month.
She went on to share that her sleep schedule improved vastly while she was working as a security guard.
“As an actress, our schedule is not fixed, and we work even on weekends and public holidays. [When I worked as a security guard] I woke up at 5am every day, and though the workload was heavy, I was better at managing my time. I worked hard, and took good care of myself, while filming for YouTube on my days off. It has been a very enriching experience,” she said.
Looks like the media has something to ask TVB actress Roxanne Tong, 34, that is not about when she is marrying her boyfriend Kenneth Ma, 47.
Now that Kenneth has been shuttling between Hongkong and China for work, journos suddenly deemed it appropriate to ask Roxanne if he’s worried about him cheating on her because he could encounter “flirtatious women” while he’s there.
“I don’t check on what he’s up to (…) You need to trust your partner completely. If he wants to cheat, he’ll do so even if I keep an eye on him. If he ends up hurting me, it’ll just be a one-time heartbreak that I’ll be able to get over," said Roxanne.
Kenneth spent three months in China filming TVB drama Big White Duel 2 earlier this year before rushing back to Hongkong for Roxanne’s birthday in May. However, the actor has since returned to China for other short-term projects.
Netizens are also saying that it is “highly unlikely” Kenneth will ever cheat on Roxanne given that he “knows how painful it is to be cheated on, no thanks to his ex-girlfriend Jacqueline Wong”.
Mariah Carey is bringing back a memorable pop culture moment. The 51-year-old singer recently shared her take on the #WipeItDownChallenge that's popular on TikTok, and brought back her male alter ego from the music video for her 2009 hit, "Obsessed," which was widely thought of as a dig toward Eminem.
In the video she tweeted on Wednesday, Carey is at first wearing a bathrobe and a face mask with her hair in rollers as she wipes down her mirror. She then says, "And then I was like, 'Why are you so obsessed with me?'" as she transforms into her usual glamorous self in a glittery outfit, then finally into her male alter ego, complete with a beard, a hoodie and a hat.
Carey shared that her video was to celebrate the 12th anniversary of "Obsessed."
"Just for laughs... from last year's lockdown when all I did was wipe tings down 🧽😂 #HappyAnniversaryObsessed," she wrote.
In Carey's memorable music video for "Obsessed," she's stalked by a male that's actually her in disguise, which some fans pointed out looked a lot like Eminem due to the choice of clothing. The rumors at the time was that the song as well as the accompanying video was a thinly veiled dig at Eminem for repeatedly claiming the two had a relationship and referencing her in his songs, most notably in "Bagpipes From Bagdad."
Meanwhile, Jerry O'Connell spoke with reporters last August about how he landed a role in another one of Carey's memorable music videos -- 1999's "Heartbreaker."
Britney Spears is opening up about whether she'll take her social media dance moves to the stage ever again.
The 39-year-old pop star took to Instagram on Thursday to answer some questions from fans, including one about her future in performing. "OK, so I hear that you guys have been writing in and I'm here to answer all of your questions," Britney said. "The question is, Am I ready to take the stage again? Am I going to take the stage again? Will I ever take the stage again?"
"I have no idea," she continued. "I'm having fun right now, I'm in a transition in my life and I'm enjoying myself so, that's it."
The new Instagram post comes less than a week before Britney's next court hearing in her ongoing conservatorship battle. Reporters confirmed earlier this month that due to COVID-19 protocols, the singer is anticipated to appear in Los Angeles court remotely, not in person, for the June 23 conservatorship hearing, where she is expected to address the court directly.
Reporters reported back in April that Britney had been granted a hearing to address the court directly. Britney's attorney, Samuel Ingham, shared in court at the time that his client "requested" that he "seek from the court a status hearing where she can address the court directly.” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny approved the request and scheduled a hearing on June 23 to allow the singer to speak out in some manner.
Britney has been under legal constraints for 13 years, and has expressed through her attorney that she fears her father, Jamie Spears, and will not perform on stage as long as he remains a part of the conservatorship. While Britney hasn't publicly spoken out in detail about her conservatorship, she recently assured her fans that she was doing well.
"Yes, I'm totally fine. I'm extremely happy, I have a beautiful home, beautiful children," she said in another video answering fan questions. "I'm taking a break right now because I'm enjoying myself."
In an interview with reporters this week, legal expert Rachel Stockman explained what fans could possibly expect from the upcoming hearing, and what advice she'd give Britney.
"This is a really big deal because we've heard Britney speak out on social media, but this is the first time we're going to hear her speaking out in court," she said. "If I was working with Britney, I would say, 'Let's keep this short, let's keep it to the point, let's speak from the heart .... let's not get into the legal nitty gritty.'"
"We think she's most likely going to ask for her father to be removed from the conservatorship," she added. "This is a tense relationship. It's documented. She's wanted him off for a while. So I think the goal in this status hearing, and the reason why she wants to speak out, is so the judge can hear from her and what she wants in this. So she has a voice."
Gary Chaw’s Manager Says Things Are Still “Very Good” Between The Singer & His Wife After Rumours Claim That They Have Separated
Fresh rumours are claiming that the 13-year marriage between Malaysian singer Gary Chaw and his wife, Taiwanese fashion blogger Wu Shuling, is over.
However, Gary's manager has stepped out to say that things are still "very good" between the couple.
The rumours started after Gary and Shuling, who have two kids, 13-year-old son Joe and 11-year-old daughter Grace, were seen spending the night in separate homes.
According to reporters, Shuling drove to their Neihu mansion, where Gary's work studio is located, on Monday evening (Jun 14) to pick up her kids. After a brief chat with Joe at the driveway, the boy went back into the house and Shuling left with Grace.
However, as though she noticed that she was being photographed by the paparazzi, she quickly returned to the Neihu house. 10 minutes later, she was seen leaving the mansion for their house in Tianmu.
Gary’s manager was quick to deny the rumours, saying the couple's marriage is still “very good”.
He explained that the two sometimes live apart as Gary has to care for a stray dog, who stays in his work studio.
“[Gary] recently rescued an injured stray and half of its body is paralysed, so it needs someone to take care of him,” said his manager.
He added that Gary is also currently working on his new album, so it is more convenient for him to stay at the studio.
“He doesn't have to worry about disturbing his family. His wife and kids will occasionally deliver meals to him and keep him company," he said.
According to the manager, Gary’s producer would take over doggy duties in the day when the singer is back at his Tianmu home. Gary would then return to the studio to work at night.
Gary and Shuling, who recently suffered a health scare, registered their marriage in 2008. However they only had their wedding in 2016. In 2013, the couple almost split up because of Gary's drinking problem. He then vowed to quit drinking and has reportedly kept his promise.
Ever since Cecilia Cheung announced the arrival of her youngest son Marcus in late 2018, it’s been a seemingly endless guessing game with regards to the child’s father, whose identity has been kept a tightly guarded secret until now.
When an alleged copy of Marcus’ birth certificate — with the “name of father” box left blank, by the way — started making rounds on the internet two years ago, it was reported that Ceci refused to comment on this whole saga as she and her baby daddy had already split up before Marcus was born.
And it looks like the Hongkong actress, 41, will continue to keep mum about all her future relationships moving forward.
In the latest episode of Chinese variety show Life is Beautiful, Ceci opened up about what she’s looking for in a partner, admitting that she can be very picky.
“I don’t like it when someone is too clingy, but I also don’t like it when they’re not clingy enough. Being too good to me won’t do, but not being good to me is unacceptable as well,” she said.
She also told host Sheren Tang that she just hopes to find someone who “truly loves” her. However, when that day comes, Ceci certainly isn’t going to be shouting from the rooftops about it.
In fact, she declared that she will never go public with her relationships ever again.
“Whenever I shared [about my relationships] in the past, I never felt like I received a lot of blessings,” she explained. “The more you share, the more people will find ways to not wish you well.”
Sheren seemed to agree with Ceci’s decision, saying that “many simple things are often made complicated by the public”.
After the episode was aired, Ceci’s claim about “not receiving any blessings” became a trending topic on Weibo, with netizens spouting both positive and negative opinions on the matter.
“We don’t know about her other exes, but when she first went public with Nicholas Tse, he was still Faye Wong’s boyfriend, so what was there to wish her well about?” scoffed one, while others voiced their support for Ceci and praised her for “daring to love and daring to hate”.
Besides Nicholas, whom she was married to from 2006 to 2012 and had sons Lucas and Quintus with, Ceci has been romantically linked to Daniel Chan, Jordan Chan, Edison Chen (remember their notorious sex photos scandal?), and a Caucasian man who was speculated to be Marcus’ father.
The late casino tycoon Stanley Ho’s family love giving each other really expensive presents. For example, his son Mario reportedly received a S$90mil mansion on his 25th birthday.
Mario's stepsister Laurinda Ho recently revealed on IG that the most expensive thing she has ever given someone as a gift is a 10-carat diamond ring, which she bought for her mother, Ina Chan.
Ina is Stanley's third wife and she met the casino king when she was hired as a private nurse for Stanley's first wife, Clementina.
Wrote Laurinda: “There was this heart-shaped 10-carat diamond ring that my mum always wore. It was a gift from my dad. Three years ago, she was in the hospital with him. She took off the ring ‘cos she was washing her hands, and passed it to our helper. The helper wrapped it up in tissue paper, but accidentally flushed it away when she used the toilet at home.”
She continued: “Mum was really upset because dad [isn’t around] to give her another ring anymore. So I spent three years looking for the same heart-shaped ring, which I gave to her during Mother’s Day this year.”
The socialite ended the post on this light-hearted note: “Dad, 10-carat heart-shaped diamonds are really expensive.”
Hongkong media have reported that the ring is likely to cost more than HK$8mil (S$1.37mil).
Evergreen Mak Seen Working As A COVID-19 Safety Volunteer In Guangzhou; Hailed By Netizens As “Guangzhou’s Hero”
Evergreen Mak, 53, and his friend spent over S$178K to start a wagyu beef store in Hongkong less than a year ago.
However, that hasn’t quite worked out for the actor and he has reportedly sold the business. According to reports, the former TVB actor is now working in China where he's acting in dramas.
Evergreen hasn't only been busy with work.
The actor was spotted on June 14 working as a volunteer and educating elderly residents of Guangzhou on epidemic control measures.
He was seen wearing personal protective equipment and patiently explaining COVID-19 know-how to old folks. Those who saw Evergreen in action said the actor was sweating profusely underneath all that gear as temperatures had soared to over 34 degrees Celcius that day.
Evergreen would later share with the media that he decided to volunteer because he’s grown attached to Guangzhou, where he often travels to for work.
After photos of him hard at work were shared on Weibo, netizens quickly hailed him as “Guangzhou’s Hero”.
They’ve also decided to wholeheartedly support Evergreen’s upcoming projects, which has led some rather cynical netizens to say that the “couple of hours that Evergreen Mak spent volunteering was the best way to boost his popularity within a short period of time”.
Netizen Tries To Start Rumour That Faye Wong Just Gave Birth To Nicholas Tse’s Kid; Gets Shot Down By Internet Instantly
Has Chinese singer Faye Wong given birth to Hongkong singer-actor Nicholas Tse’s child? One particular netizen sure thinks so, even going so far as to post pictures of a woman, whom he claims is Faye, in a hospital bed and cradling a newborn, as “proof”.
However, even before these rumours could gain traction, other netizens quickly shot them down, calling the rumours “way too fake” to be true.
According to the original post, Faye had given birth to a son, weighing 3.8kg, on the morning of June 9. As Faye is 51 this year, it’s considered a high-risk pregnancy for the singer, which was why this very dramatic caption was included.
“Faye Wong gave birth to Nicholas Tse’s son, at the risk of her own life,” read the caption, adding that Nicholas was apparently so overjoyed that he cried, and even spoke to the media, claiming that he “finally has a complete family now”.
The post was also accompanied by a picture of a woman lying in a hospital bed and cradling a newborn.
Most netizens did not take the bait, of course.
Many of them decried the original post, calling it “way too fake” to be true.
Others noted inconsistencies in the post, sharing that the alleged date of birth for Nicholas’ newborn kid changed from June 9 to June 10 in the span of a few hours.
Some also criticised the photo said netizen had uploaded, as the resolution was so low that no one could discern the woman’s identity. Others also took offence at how basic the ward appeared to be.
“Who do you think Faye and Nicholas are? They’re all A-listers with tons of money, they’ll definitely choose a private hospital, with ample security and amenities to ensure their privacy,” one netizen wrote.
Some also said that it was “impossible" for Faye to hide her pregnancy for the last 10 months, since she’s a celeb. Um... guess they forgot about Nicholas’ ex-wife, Cecilia Cheung and her surprise third child.
In any case, the consensus online seems to be that Faye definitely did not give birth to Nicholas’ child, and she's definitely not expecting either.
Faye’s PR team didn’t even need to respond to these rumours ‘cos the Internet already did their work for them.
Faye has two daughters from her previous marriages to Chinese rocker Dou Wei and Chinese actor Li Yapeng, 24-year-old Leah Dou and 14-year-old Li Yan.
When Taiwanese singer Wakin Chau's son Andrew first entered showbiz, he was billed as the Caucasian version of Wakin because of how much they resemble each other. Andrew is the older of Wakin's two kids with his American wife Constance.
In recent years, however, that resemblance has somewhat diminished, especially after Andrew started growing out his facial hair.
Andrew turned 31 on June 9, and he posted a snap of him having wine with his 60-year-old dad on their rooftop garden. “Celebrating my birthday in a simple manner,” he wrote, adding that they are demonstrating how to "stop the spread of COVID-19".
Netizens took to the comments section to praise Wakin for looking much younger than he actually is, with some attributing his youthful appearance to his thick, jet-black hair. They also said his glasses made him look like a, um, "post-grad student".
Sadly, netizens didn't bestow on Andrew with such praise. Quite the opposite, actually.
The actor was criticised for “having so many wrinkles when he’s only half his dad’s age” and for “not looking after himself”.
One netizen even said that if he didn’t knew that Wakin and Wakin were father and son, she would have thought that the two men are similar in age.
Andrew, who is a theatre studies graduate, is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared in several TV shows. He has mentioned in multiple interviews that he’s set on forging his own path in showbiz without his famous father’s help.
Interestingly, Andrew has also been dubbed by netizens as the 'Orlando Bloom of Taiwan' due to his resemblance to the Hollywood actor... so does this mean Wakin looks like Orlando too?