Vivian Hsu attended a charity event to raise awareness for children suffering from rare diseases in Taipei, where she shared some stories about her own son, four-year-old Dalton.
According to the Taiwanese singer-actress, her boy has really been into comic book superheroes such as Batman and Spider-Man lately, often drawing them or playing with their Lego figures. Unfortunately, Dalton is also getting more mischievous, mimicking these characters by shouting things like “Come and fight me!” to his mother.
“I was shocked and filled with rage for one second the first time I heard him say that!” Vivian exclaimed. “I immediately told him that people aren’t cartoon characters and should be spoken to with more respect.”
However, this impishness occurred another two or three times, prompting a furious Vivian to confiscate all his toys and ban him from watching violent cartoons for a week for him to work on his behaviour. “It’s been two weeks since then and he’s forgotten everything that’s happened,” she said with a laugh.
As frustrating as parenting can sometimes be, it’s clear that Vivian adores her son. With Dalton set to enter primary school in about two years’ time, she admitted that she isn’t quite ready to spend less time with him. “I feel a little lost,” she sighed.
Asia Farm Purple Tea Brand Ambassador Danielle Gan recently attended Singapore Jump Fest 2019 held at D'Marquee at Downtown East. Organized by Jumping Singapore, this event aims to promote this sport as a lifestyle activity together with Official Drink Sponsor Asia Farm Purple Tea.
The morning portion of the Singapore Jump Fest saw hundreds of jumpers bouncing on an individual trampoline with high bpm adrenaline music. Master trainers were also on stage to lead the hour long jumping full body workout.
The hourly jumping workout was part of the charity fundraising event whereby each participant donate a fee of $12 to New Hope Community Services and they can join in the hour-long session to sweat it out. Participants also had Asia Farm Purple Tea as part of the goody bags.
Danielle joined in the good deed and had an enjoyable jump, constantly hydrating herself with Asia Farm Purple Tea.
"It was very appropriate of Asia Farm Purple Tea to come in to this meaningful event. Being a healthy lifestyle tea beverage, Jumping Singapore also represents an active lifestyle activity, which incorporated both elements nicely," Danielle shared after the session.
Danielle was also glad that as Brand Ambassador of Asia Farm Purple Tea, she could contribute some effort towards the less fortunate. She also actively participated in charity work and understands the importance of giving back to society.
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In May, pop diva Karen Mok announced that she intends to retire from concert tours, to the surprise of many, as she was in the middle of her The Ultimate Karen Mok Show concert tour.
However, it seems that the 48-year-old will not be going out without a bang, as she has set the record for the concert held at the highest altitude.
At the Tibetan stop of her concert tour, Karen held a concert at the Lhasa Masses Culture & Sports Centre, which is located 3646 meters above sea level. The concert took place on October 12.
At the end of Karen’s concert, a Guinness World Records Certification Officer came on-stage to present the singer with the certificate. After receiving the certificate, Karen couldn’t help but to show her excitement, running around the stage and hugging her staff members.
Karen later took to her Weibo to share her achievement, writing, “This is a new milestone in my performing arts career. I wish to share with everyone this moving and precious moment. To be able to successfully challenge the Guinness World Record, it’s (because of) every one of you! Once again, thank you all!”
Singer Chyi Chin reportedly held a concert in the same city in 1998, where he shared that the high altitude had affected his singing negatively. “The air is thinner here, I can hold my notes for quite a long time usually, but over here, I’ll run out of breath halfway. Singing at (such a high-altitude) is indeed a very taxing affair,” he said.
Similarly, singer G.E.M. Tang has previously held a concert at a location that was close to 2000 metres above sea level. After the concert, she uploaded a picture of her using an oxygen tank, describing it as the first time she had to rely on canned oxygen for a concert due to the thinner air there.
Pictures of actress-model Janice Man’s fairytale wedding last Saturday (October 12) in Milan have been shared online.
The 30-year-old announced that she will be tying the knot with her non-celebrity boyfriend Carl, who works in the banking and finance sector, six months ago. The couple started dating five years ago, and registered their marriage in Hong Kong last month.
Held at Villa Erba in Lake Como, the wedding started off with Janice and Carl being rowed over the lake to the garden where their guests were waiting. Janice was wearing a custom gown that featured a 10-foot-long train, along with a dazzling diamond and sapphire tiara.
Their nuptials were witnessed by close to 200 guests, including Carl’s colleagues, as well as Janice’s celebrity friends. Notable names in attendance included the former financial secretary of Hong Kong, Antony Leung, who’s a co-partner in Carl’s company, as well as actress Candice Yu.
A blessing ceremony for upcoming drama Thorny Witness was held in Hong Kong last Friday (Oct 11), with Him Law, Kelly Cheung, and other cast members in attendance.
Earlier this month, there were reports that Him and his wife, Hong Kong actress Tavia Yeung, were expecting their first child together. The actor had previously stated that he and Tavia were actively trying to start a family, and that he hopes to have twins with her this year.
However, the 35-year-old denied the speculations about his wife’s pregnancy at the blessing ceremony. “This rumour has been around for so long that if it were true, the child would have already been born by now, and we would be looking for a school to send him or her to!” he quipped. “But it’s really not true. We are still letting nature take its course, and we don’t feel any pressure at all.”
When asked if Tavia’s good friend and senior, Hong Kong actress Eva Lai, had shared any useful tips on how to successfully conceive, Him laughed and exclaimed, “Is there such a thing? Even if there were, I have hardly any energy these days thanks to work. Every time I come home, all I want to do is sleep. We may start trying harder after filming wraps up.”
Louis Koo made a surprise appearance during singer Kay Tse’s concert on Wednesday (Oct 9), showing up in a special video that was shown in the middle of the event and acting out the role of a newscaster.
However, that was not the biggest shocker of the night. Towards the end of the video, Louis decided to sign off by declaring, “I’ve just gotten engaged. Good night.”
The Hong Kong actor’s declaration elicited screams from the audience, who were caught off-guard by his sudden announcement. After the concert, netizens immediately began speculating about the identity of Louis’s mystery fiancé.
The name that was brought up the most was Jessica Hsuan. The actress had trained at TVB’s acting school together with Louis 25 years ago, and the pair is known for their on-screen chemistry. They had just wrapped up filming for their upcoming movie, A Witness Out Of The Blue, earlier this year as well.
To add fuel to the fire, Jessica and Louis have been caught up in dating rumours a number of times. Just a few months ago, media reports speculated that the duo will be tying the knot later this year.
However, Louis’s manager has since stepped forward to clarify his “engagement” statement, explaining that the 48-year-old was simply referring to his duet with Kay, titled ‘One Man, One Woman, and a Bathroom’. In the song’s music video, Louis plays Kay’s devoted husband, which is why he mentioned he was “engaged”.
Since announcing their marriage in June this year, Lin Chi-ling and EXILE’s Akira have been busy with work, with Chi-ling making event appearances all around the world as her husband mainly focused on his career in Japan.
Akira made his first public appearance since tying the knot at the 2019 Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taiwan. The 38-year-old, who plays the lead character in Under The Starry Sky, Beautiful, one of the films shown at the festival, shared his excitement at being in Kaohsiung for the first time. When asked for his favourite food, the singer-actor expressed his love for mala duck blood.
As his character is shown falling in love and eventually starting a family with the female lead, the questions soon turned to Akira’s real-life love story.
Noting the parallels between his real and reel lives, Akira said, “This film [reminds us] that we should cherish the little romantic moments in our lives that can pass us by easily. [Personally,] I wish to take things more seriously in the future, to do better.”
The topic of discussion soon turned to Chi-ling, with a reporter asking Akira about his character, who carefully tends to a pot of flowers in the film.
“The way I view that pot of flowers is just like how I view Chi-ling,” he said, before adding with a laugh, “I feel like that was the answer you wanted me to give, so I said it!”
Chi-ling and Akira first got to know each other eight years ago, when they starred alongside each other in the play, Red Cliff.
Veteran host Chang Hsiao Yen has been a mainstay of Taiwanese variety programmes since the 1980s, when she hosted the popular variety programme, Variety 100.
The 71-year-old is no stranger to showbiz, having gotten her start in the entertainment industry as a child actress at the tender age of five. At the age of 10, she won her very first award, Best Child Actress, at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival.
Last Saturday (Oct 5), Hsiao Yen was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Bell Awards. She received a standing ovation from the audience as she walked on stage to collect her trophy, and a number of celebrities were also featured in a video montage that was played, with many recounting their impressions of the host and describing her.
In her acceptance speech, she made mention of the clip, joking, “I hope that this video will be saved, [so that] when I [pass away] in the future, they wouldn’t need to trouble everyone to speak again - they can just reuse this video!”
The host also looked back at her long journey in showbiz. Despite the various setbacks and slumps that she had encountered, Hsiao Yen expressed that she feels lucky to have been able to turn the tide each time, so that she could continue on with her career.
“Without me, television would still be as interesting; but without television, I’d feel a little lonely, truthfully,” she mused.
After the show, a hashtag started by host Mickey Huang, who is one of Hsiao Yen’s disciples, trended amongst celebrities. The hashtag, which translates to “one person, one photo [with] Hsiao Yen jie”, saw numerous celebrities upload pictures of themselves with the 71-year-old, expressing their gratitude to her.
Chinese reality show Happiness Trio, which featured actress Barbie Hsu and her businessman husband, Wang Xiaofei; Japanese table tennis player Ai Fukuhara and her husband, Taiwanese table tennis player Chiang Hung Chieh; and Chinese actor Chen Jian Bin and his wife, Chinese actress Jiang Qinqin, successfully concluded its first season earlier this year.
The reality show brought about a number of topics of discussion, with one in particular being Barbie's declaration that it’s a man’s job to peel prawns for his wife.
Recently, it was announced that the show will be returning for a second season, featuring a number of new cast members.
Other than actress Ivy Chen and her director husband, Hsu Fu Hsiang, new cast members include pianist Lang Lang and his German-Korean pianist wife Gina Alice Redlinger, who had just tied the knot four months ago. Actor Zhang Guoli and his wife, actress Deng Jie, will be joining the cast as well.
As Ivy and her husband had just welcomed their first child, a boy nicknamed ‘Xiao Chu’, in February this year, fans are looking forward to the couple’s appearance on the show. This will also mark Fu Hsiang’s first appearance on a reality show.
Yesterday, a weekly magazine in Taiwan ran a surprising story, claiming that they had obtained a video of River Huang masturbating in a temple, which has been making the rounds online.
The clip is said to be 109 seconds long and features the Taiwanese actor standing in front of a table and pleasuring himself while moaning and swearing. It was reportedly shot in a temple River was staying in a few years back, as he was filming a drama series there.
When reached for a comment, River’s management agency did not deny that the man in the video was him. They explained that the 29-year-old, who recently starred in Toggle Originals series Beijing to Moscow, had sent the video to his girlfriend at that time, around seven to eight years ago. Thus, it is suspected that the clip was leaked to the public by this ex-girlfriend.
According to River, the former couple had eventually grown apart as they were unable to meet up often. However, it was not an acrimonious break-up, which is why the actor was surprised to see that the video had been leaked after so many years.
His management agency also took the opportunity to clarify reports claiming that River has had “80 girlfriends in two years”, saying that it was merely a joke that had been taken out of context.
Lastly, River’s management agency clarified that he “has never stayed in a temple, nor has he practised abstinence for the sake of work”. They ended things by sharing that they will not get involved in their artistes’ personal matters, especially since River is a “professional actor, not an idol”. They also stated that he “feels regretful, but does not feel as if he’s done something wrong”.
River is currently in a relationship with actress Jenny Wen. The pair went public with their relationship in 2014.