Lin Chi-ling’s relationship status has always been a point of interest for everyone, especially since there have been on-again, off-again rumours of her reuniting with former boyfriend, Jerry Yan. The pair was regarded as a golden couple and many were heartbroken to hear the news of their split.
When the model attended an event in Taiwan earlier this week and was asked once again about how her love life is going, she remarked that she is currently single and laughed when reporters asked her about rumours of her and Jerry tying the knot. “How is that possible? If we were, you guys would definitely know about it!” she chuckled.
She added that she has considered using dating applications to find Mr. Right, as she has friends who have found their forever partner through such methods.
Reporters asked her what she would set her profile name to be, and Chi-ling paused to think before sharing that she’d want to call herself Athena. “Please check if someone else has used that name!” she quipped. She added that the profile photo that she would use would be herself dressed up as the goddess Athena.
The 1.73m-tall actress said that she has no qualms with dating shorter men and is not particular about the height and weight of her future partner, adding that the most important factor that she will consider is his personality.
Ariel Lin has shared that she intends to put work on hold this year in order to try for a baby with her husband, businessman Charles Lin, whom she's been married to for four years.
The Taiwanese actress was responding to questions at an automobile event on February 20, which she attended with Taiwanese actor Austin Lin. She said that she's been preparing for pregnancy for a while, and will continue to prepare for it.
However, whether she will successfully have a baby in the Year of the Pig can only be left up to fate. All she can do is to stop taking on acting projects for the time being in order to spend more time with her husband.
When asked about her driving skills, Ariel admitted that although she got her licence at the age of 18, she does not drive very often. "But I'm a very good 'co-pilot'! When I'm with my husband in the car while he's driving, I can chat with him, give him a massage, or sing for him," she quipped.
As for Austin, he revealed that he is usually a very relaxed driver. "Those who sit in my car while I'm driving are always asking me to hurry up," he chuckled.
Celebrity couple Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming’s romance is constantly in the spotlight, but this time around, it seems that the attention has caused a negative effect, resulting in rumours of the pair splitting. This is not the first time that such rumours have surfaced, as she previously touched upon the topic of her marriage after speculation of a divorce started circulating.
The pair registered their marriage in May 2015, and welcomed their only child, a son, in January 2017. They’ve constantly updated their respective social media platforms with snippets of their life as a family of three, which has led many fans to believe that their marriage has always been smooth-sailing.
As such, many were shocked to see Angelababy upload photos of herself with another man on the Spring Lantern Festival (February 19). She looked to be taking a stroll along the beach with an unidentified man with her caption musing about how her son has recently learned how to talk.
This sparked a huge debate online as many wondered why she was talking about her son when the picture was clearly of herself with another man. In addition, the post was made on the last day of the Lunar New Year, which is usually spent with your family. This led to speculation that she has divorced Xiaoming and is starting a new chapter of her life with another man.
It was only after when fans explained that the man captured in the photos was Angelababy’s manager and close friend did the debate die down. She later updated her caption to confirm this, adding that they were at the beach because of work.
Jessica Hsuan has revealed that filming for the highly anticipated big screen version of classic drama A Step into the Past, titled Back to the Past, will begin in late March. However, the script has yet to be finalised.
"They want to make as many improvements [to the script] as possible," she shared during her appearance at an event on February 20. "My friends have been sharing their ideas as well, so I think I will discuss them with Louis Koo."
Despite knowing that there are many fans who are looking forward to the show, Jessica claimed that she does not feel any pressure at all.
The actress then shared her thoughts on host Lulu Kai's departure from TVB, which was rumoured to be caused by the broadcast company cutting a third of her salary. "I was so upset when I heard the news," she said. "If I happen to hear of any job opportunities, I will definitely recommend them to her."
Lin Chi-ling attended a press conference to promote a popular online game in Taipei on February 20.
The model-actress shared that she was very honoured to be a spokesperson for the game and to play the goddess Athena. "I really admire Athena because she is like a modern woman of today," she said. "She isn't some delicate flower that needs care and protection, but she will stand up for herself and fight for her own rights."
When asked about her beautiful water ballet performance at the CCTV New Year's Gala, Chi-ling revealed that she spent about three weeks training for it, plus one week of rehearsals. "I started practising in water that was 2 metres deep, and eventually got to water that was 5 metres deep," she said. "Of course it was tough. My legs were shaking! But I kept telling myself to hold on."
Chi-ling was rumoured to have settled down with ex Jerry Yan, but she firmly denied the news, saying, "If I got married, everyone would definitely know about it." She also claimed that she has no suitors at the moment.
After binge-watching all 10 episodes of Toggle Originals series Derek, we admit that speaking to its two stars, Desmond Tan (who returns as everybody’s favourite “nice Singaporean boy”) and Chantalle Ng (who plays his lover Stephanie An), felt kind of… jarring.
That’s a compliment to them, of course. In the Code of Law spin-off, we see the tragic backstory of maniacal murderer Derek Ho unfold via flashbacks and tales told to psychologist Dr Winnie Low (played by Cheryl Tan) in a rather The Silence of the Lambs-esque exchange. One key person in his past is Stephanie, a troubled young woman who teeters between gloomy moods and hysterical episodes.
Needless to say, the two actors are nothing like their deranged characters in real life: Chantalle is sweet and cheery (she replies to WhatsApp messages with two exclamation points, if that’s any indication), while Desmond, besides the obvious difference of not having killed anyone in his life (not that we know of, at least), loves to joke around - for instance, he gleefully sprouted a bunch of puns with the word “ass” when we were discussing his butt-baring scenes.
Oh yes, his disrobed derrière is on full display for a few precious seconds in one pivotal sequence. According to the 32-year-old, he did not know about his booty-showing duty until the imaging session, when the director approached him about it. While he was taken aback at first, he decided to go along with it as he trusted that it would be done in a tasteful manner.
Going nude also made sense in a way, as the scene involves Derek attempting to hang himself with the prison jumpsuit that he was wearing. But wait, do convicts go commando?
“My friends asked me the same thing and I was like, maybe prisoners aren’t allowed to have underwear in case they kill each other with it, then a lot of them joked that the director just wants to see my ass,” he chuckled. “But I think [the nude scene] makes it more gritty? And I would like the whole of Singapore to see my ass. (Laughs)”
Desmond Tan talks groin guards, duct tape and almost blacking out
To prepare for his literal exposé, Desmond visited a sports shop to look for groin guards to keep him covered up (somewhat) in front. “Initially I asked [the drama staff] to buy one for me, but then we started talking about sizes and types, and we figured out that it’d be better for me to go and get one myself because I would know my own size better,” he grinned.
Because he had to remove the bands so that they wouldn’t be seen on screen, he had to find another way to keep that very necessary accessory in place. “I used double-sided tape at first, but it was too flimsy and whenever I sweat, I could feel [the groin guard] sliding down, so I asked for duct tape.”
You can imagine how that went. Although it proved to be the most effective method in getting the groin guard to stick, taking it off, as Desmond described, “was the most painful part of the entire show”. Ouch. “But I would rather feel pain than it sliding off!”
With the groin guard in place, they could finally proceed with filming. To make Desmond feel more comfortable, the entire room was cleared, save for two key crew members and himself. However, when the shoot was finally over and done with, the actor walked out to discover over 20 people – from the director to the makeup artist to the lighting guy – staring very intensely at a monitor that had been displaying the scene the entire time.
“So while there were physically not many people in the room with me, the whole kampong (village) was outside watching my ass. (Laughs)”
The dedicated thesp also recounted a frightening moment when he was filming the hanging scene. “I had to hold on to the noose while standing on a chair and slowly rotate, and while I was rotating, I could actually feel the noose tightening around my neck,” he shared. “I felt like I was losing focus and almost going to black out, which worried me because if I really did black out, I might lose my footing.” Thankfully, that did not happen.
So then, is Desmond prepared for screenshots of his behind to be plastered all over social media? Shrugging, he quipped, “If you have good art pieces, you have to show them to the whole world.”
This is one self-assured chap.
Leon Lai, Miriam Yeung, Sammi Cheng, Richie Jen, and Ekin Cheng were among the guests at the opening ceremony of a hotel in Hong Kong on February 19.
Tickets to Miriam's Guangzhou concert had sold out in five minutes. She shared that she was extremely happy with this, and promised to organise a show in Hong Kong as well.
When asked about her recent skiing trip in Japan, she laughed and said that she did it because of her son, Torres. "His kindergarten friends asked him to join them, so I went to ski and enjoyed it very much," she said, adding that she will definitely go back to do it again.
Richie was revealed to have bought the rights to new film Pao Ma, for which production was suspended following sexual assault accusations against its former director Doze Niu. Richie will be taking over as the director to resume filming, and he hopes to finish making the movie.
He then quipped that he doesn't know if he should continue putting on weight for his role. "At the moment, I don't dare to lose weight!" he laughed.
Speculation about Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung’s third child, who was reportedly born in December, has not died down as questions about the little boy’s father, actual birth date and more continue to be a hot topic online.
‘Little Prince’, as the bundle of joy is nicknamed, was previously rumoured to be named Marcus after a photo of a birth certificate allegedly belonging to the infant was uploaded online. His birth date was stated as November 18 2018, but Cecilia nor her management has yet to confirm or deny the authenticity of the document.
More recently, Hong Kong news outlets uploaded photos of the actress while she was still pregnant. In the undated photos, Cecilia was seen wearing a cap and a black maxi dress and was said to have beefed up security by increasing the number of people in her entourage while she was expecting.
Many have speculated that she is likely to have been trying her best to keep her pregnancy under wraps, adding that apart from a slightly fuller figure, passers-by would unlikely be able to tell that she had a bun in the oven.
Her newborn’s whereabouts have been another question that has been constantly on netizens’ minds, as Cecilia has been spotted out and about with Lucas and Quintus in recent days. However, ‘Little Prince’ has not been seen in public at all, leading some to wonder if rumours of Cecilia sending her youngest son to be cared for by her mother are true.
Veteran Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Ka-fai and his family have been praised for their hearts of gold after it was revealed that the Leungs have supported their household helper, only identified by her first name Delia, in her fight against cancer.
Tony’s twin daughters, Nikkie and Chloe, updated their respective social media accounts with the good news, sharing that the family stood shoulder-to-shoulder to help Delia overcome the odds and to be declared cancer-free.
They let on that Deila was diagnosed with Stage 2B cervical cancer after a 7cm tumour was detected. She then underwent daily radiation therapy, weekly chemotherapy and four rounds of internal radiation.
“Thank you Delia for staying so strong and positive, and thank you for sticking to your tough, bland, red meat-free, sugar-free and carb-free diet (keto diet), for taking your supplements, for drinking your baking soda molasses, and hemp oil,” Chloe wrote.
She continued, “Thank you to my parents who drove us to Queen Mary hospital every morning, thank you to Delia’s sister Elsa for going to the hospital with us every day. Thank you to all the doctors and staff of Queen Mary Hospital for the care and encouragement you’ve given us.”
Sharing the news that another patient who was in a similar situation has been declared cancer-free on the same day, Chloe ended her post with, “For anyone else out there who is battling cancer (or to people who are caring for a cancer fighter) Don’t give up. Stay strong and positive. (I) hope this post can inspire, give hope and strength to others that have gone through or is going through this.”
After wrapping up his The Invincible II concert tour stop in Las Vegas, USA, multi-hyphenate Jay Chou immediately hopped on a plane to jet off to New York to reunite with his wife, Hannah Quinlivan. The model-actress was in town to attend New York Fashion Week with their two children, 3-year-old Hathaway and 1-year-old Romeo.
Though the couple’s two kids did not attend the fashion events with their mother, the family-of-four made sure to make the most of their time in New York, heading off to Central Park for a family outing.
Sharing that they had gone to the park on Valentine’s Day itself, Hannah uploaded a number of pictures from their outing onto her Instagram page. Apart from a selfie of the couple together, Hannah also uploaded a picture of Jay carrying Hathaway and Romeo.
While Hannah made sure to cover the faces of their kids with stickers in order to protect their privacy, this is the first picture where both Hathaway and Romeo are looking straight at the camera that's been shared to the public. In particular, Hathaway, who has her arm raised up to pose with a peace sign, and a wide smile on her face, is said to resemble Jay. On the other hand, Romeo resembles Hannah, with his high forehead.
Meanwhile, Jay uploaded a picture of Hathaway at the park, captioning it, "It’s also Valentine’s Day with my babygirl~ (sic)”, with the hashtag “lover in a past life”. With nary a sight of Hannah nor Romeo in his post and caption, fans started leaving comments teasing Jay for “playing favourites”.
Jay and Hannah tied the knot in a fairy tale wedding in January 2015.