It’s back to work as per normal for Hong Kong actor Simon Yam, close to a month after he was attacked by a knife-wielding man onstage at an event in China. The actor sustained severe injuries on his right hand, which he underwent two different surgeries to treat.
However, he has since been spotted attending promotional events for his latest movie, Little Q, which premiered in cinemas last week. When asked about his injury, Simon shared that it was healing well, and that a nerve in his hand had been “severed and later reattached”.
He also let on that the scar on his right hand will “most probably follow me for life”. When asked if he had regained all movement in his right hand, Simon declined to go into specifics, though he did let on that he is supposed to keep his injury dry.
“Some muscles (in my palm) have hardened, but some parts are still numb,” the actor said, hinting that a full recovery is still a long way away.
The 64-year-old also revealed that he hopes to let bygones be bygones, and that he hopes to put the incident behind him. He also reiterated his desire to focus on his family in the future, and to take on less work.
Chinese actor Li Chen made the headlines last week when a picture of him backstage at Chinese singer Jason Zhang’s concert was posted online.
The photo, which was posted by Jason’s wife, Chinese host Xie Na, saw Li Chen looking especially haggard and thin, and almost unrecognisable.
Many fans were taken aback when they saw the picture, with some speculating that the actor’s weight loss had something to do with his recent breakup with fellow actress Fan Bingbing. The actor announced that he and his fiancé of two years decided to remain as close friends in late June. A number of reports claimed that the actor had succumbed to depression after breaking up, and that he had isolated himself from his friends and family.
However, Li Chen’s agency later stepped up to deny the reports, explaining the reason behind his weight loss. According to his agency, the photo had been slightly retouched, and the lighting in the room was unflattering, causing him to look especially haggard.
Additionally, the actor has been working hard to lose weight to better suit an upcoming role that will require him to play a teenager for a particular segment. The 40-year-old therefore went on a diet to look the part.
Veteran singer-actress Tsai Chin held a three-day concert at the Taipei International Convention Centre from August 16 to 18.
In addition to her performances of beloved classics like ‘Read You’ and ‘Forgotten Time’, the 61-year-old diva surprised audiences on the last day with her own rendition of Jay Chou’s ‘Love Confession’, which she first covered at a music festival in Beijing last year.
Despite boasting a long and illustrious singing career, Tsai Chin admitted that she was “scared to death” of taking on the track at first.
“Jay wrote the song so beautifully and he sings it so well too!” she exclaimed. “So I made sure to get his permission before covering it.”
Tsai Chin also poked fun at recent - and obviously inaccurate - reports that she had passed away from an illness. “I’m the real deal,” she stated. “I’ve been through so many death hoaxes that I’ve ‘come back to life’ three times already!”
On a more serious and touching note, Tsai Chin confessed that at her age, she has been treating every performance as if it were her last, and she hopes her fans will have the same attitude as well. “When you hear that I’m having a concert, don’t hesitate to buy tickets because there might not be a next time.”
Singapore has many chicken rice stall. But have you tried Uncle Louis Famous Chicken Rice at Zion Riverside Food Centre with 24 years of expertise in perfecting a plate of wholesome chicken rice.
Meet Uncle Louis, the man behind the juicy tender steam chicken and flavory roasted chicken. Simply look for a signboard with colorful LED lights around it and get ready to fill up your tummy with their chicken.
Not only is their chicken cooked to perfection and the rice grains so succulent, their price is also very affordable. For $3, you can get a simple yet filling plate of chicken rice. Bring back a whole chicken at only $24.
What is unique about Uncle Louis Famous Chicken Rice is their soup. They serve different soup daily and customers can refill them. Examples are old cucumber soup, chicken herbal soup, water crest soup, peanut lotus root soup and ABC soup just to name a few.
Our foodies are also in love with their homemade signature chili sauce which certainly packed a punch to your taste bud. Freshly blended each day to deliver the best taste, customers can be sure to accompany the chili sauce with the chicken and go "Oh Yeah!"
Tourists from all over the world flocked to Zion Riverside to land their tastebuds in this legendary Hainanese style chicken rice. And they only have two words for this dish- "OH WOW"
Come try Uncle Louis Famous Chicken Rice today and shout "Oh Yeah" as you slowly linger the savory chicken and rice.
Uncle Louis Famous Chicken Rice
70 Zion Road, Zion Riverside Food Centre
Stall No 18, Singapore 247792
10.00am - 8.00pm (Monday to Sunday)
Last week, reports alleging that Chinese actor Feng Shaofeng was cheating on his wife of less than a year, Chinese actress Zanilia Zhao, started surfacing.
According to the reports, an anonymous Weibo user had posted up screenshots of a conversation with a friend, who appeared to be seeking advice due to her relationship with a married man.
In the chat, the female had used the initials "FSF" in her texts, and had referenced a Chinese name similar to Zanilia’s as well. As a result, many believed that Shaofeng was cheating on Zanilia.
The actor’s work studio later released a statement denying the reports, and threatened legal action against further rumourmongers.
Last Friday (Aug 16), new - and happier - reports emerged claiming that Zanilia and Shaofeng intend to hold a wedding ceremony in Bali, Indonesia later this year. The couple did not hold a wedding ceremony when they got hitched last year, simply heading over to the registry office to register their marriage instead.
It was reported that their wedding ceremony will be held on October 16 this year, which is also Zanilia’s birthday. An insider also shared that Shaofeng has been in touch with wedding vendors in Bali, and that they are currently arranging for a pre-wedding photoshoot. Shaofeng is reportedly willing to go all out for the ceremony in order to get a picture-perfect wedding.
The couple registered their marriage in October last year, with Zanilia confirming that she was pregnant in January this year. Two months later, she gave birth to their son, and has been on maternity leave since then. The actress is said to be getting ready to return to work later this month.
Despite creating his account only two years ago, Taiwanese multi-hyphenate Jay Chou is already killing the Instagram game. Apart from snaps of his many vacations and concert videos, the 40-year-old’s feed is mostly filled with pictures of his family, as well as his celebrity friends.
Pictures of Jay’s two kids, 4-year-old Hathaway and 2-year-old Romeo are particularly well-received. Just last week, he posted a number of snaps from a short basketball game with Hathaway on his Instagram Story, to the delight of his fans.
Then, last Saturday (Aug 17), Jay took to Instagram once again to share pictures from his vacation to Koh Samui, Thailand. In the picture, Jay and Romeo can be seen staring coolly into the camera, all dressed up in matching shirts and sunglasses.
“Stay cool and be chill,” Jay wrote in the caption. Fans quickly left comments cooing over Romeo. “He looks like a doll,” one wrote, while another joked that they could not tell the difference between Romeo and Jay.
Jay tied the knot with model-actress Hannah Quinlivan in 2015, and welcomed Hathaway that same year. Romeo was born two years later, in 2017.
Exclusive Interview: Singapore Actor and Founder of ADSBOX Jason Sim says he want to bring up potential actors to another level with better roles exposures
1. When did you started your showbiz business and why you want to start this agency ADSBOX?
I started my media company in the year 2008. As I felt there's a lack of media pipelines for Artistes to emerge from. Want to bring up potential actors to another level with better roles exposures.
2. How many artistes and talents do you manage since the day you start ADSBOX?
Mostly are male or female talents, and what do they specialise in? We started from 0 Artiste on hand, through casting interviews and auditions, eventually we grow in numbers. Today, we have a healthy pool of 1200 talent data base. Probably 70% female and 30% male, mainly specialises in Acting.
3. Who are your favourite artistes at ADSBOX and why they are your group of favourite artistes?
In Media Entertainment line, it's important to follow what the company says and plan. Those who listened and follow accordingly would naturally be in the top chart. Currently our female Artiste (Actor/Emcee/Streamer) Cindy Chang topped the list.
4. Is it difficult to manage artistes and talents in Singapore? How did you get them assignment or show opportunities?
It's never easy to manage Humans, more over talents even if you have the most systematic platform for them. With 12 years media experience and network, we have secured Partnership with quite a number of production houses, casting team, events company and of course, Mediacorp. Therefore we have jobs from Drama, movies, TV Commercial Ads etc.
5. Do you like to act, sing or host? How long have you been in the entertainment industry and why you want to become a artiste?
I have yearn to be an actor and singer when I'm 16, didn't have the chance nor right path which took me years to climb. I'm someone that loves challenges, never like to be desk bound, that's pretty much tells about my character. Haha...
6. If given a chance for you to go China to become a singer or actor, will you grab the opportunity as we understand that you already a married man with two kids.
A man can be married, but the passion and dreams may not die! So for me, my answer is Yes!
7. Name one Asian actor and one Asian singer you hope to work with in near future? Why you choose them?
I would love to meet 周润发 as my acting mentor as he possessed a supreme personality that inspires me deeply. As for singer, JJ Lin is someone whom I truly respect especially in the recent years. His talents and self adaptability to all kinds of performances really crowned himself as the new era "歌王" in my own opinion.
8. How long will you stay in this entertainment industry, whether as the managing director of ADSBOX or as a artiste?
Till the day my body vanishes from this world.
9. What do you want to says to all the new emerging artistes and talents out there? Any advise for them?
In Media, its about perseverance, discipline, determination and being hungry! You got it? You made it someday.
Singapore has many seafood lovers and a gathering without seafood seems out of place. It is not easy to find a place which serve nice seafood, but Four Seasons Durians Restaurant located at Jewel Changi Airport is exceptional.
Famed for their special Durian Hotpot, Four Seasons Durians Restaurant is also popular with their seafood dishes, and one of them is ‘Seafood Shellout’- a seafood assortment dish in Chili Crab Sauce or Pumpkin Sauce. The Chili Crab Sauce is rich and tasty, while the Pumpkin Sauce is smooth and creamy. Addition of rice is a must to compliment with the seafood and sauce.
To add flavours to Seafood Shellout, Four Seasons Durians Restaurant is introducing the dish at an amazing price of S$90++, which can be shared among 2 to 3 people. By comparison, their Seafood Shellout is definitely worth the trip down to Jewel Changi Airport.
Seafood lovers, wait no further and hurry down to Four Seasons Durians Restaurant at Jewel Changi Airport to indulge in Seafood Shellout now.
Four Seasons Durians Restaurant
78 Airport Boulevard
#B2-228 Jewel Changi Airport
Tel: 6909 9789
11.00am – 11.00pm (Monday to Sunday)
Taiwanese actress Joe Chen can’t wait to fall in love again. The 40-year-old, who has been single for the past six years, will be appearing on the second season of the reality show Meeting Mr Right. The show focuses on the premise of “fathers watching their daughters find love”, and will feature Joe’s father as well.
In a short video released by the production team recently, Joe attributed her lack of a love life to the fact that she had been too busy focusing on her career.
“I really haven’t found a suitable match, someone with whom I can get into a relationship with,” she sighed.
However, it appears that she has not given up on love just yet, as she exclaims in her very next sentence, “I'm already 40! I should try to get into a relationship (again).”
Joe’s father also urged his daughter to “spend more time making friends”, mirroring her intention of joining the show.
Joe also let on that her ideal type is someone who "looks like a good student".
Taiwanese host Barbie Hsu has been in showbiz for over two decades, and has made bank from her hosting gigs, endorsements and more. Her husband, Chinese entrepreneur Wang Xiaofei, is reported to be in the millionaire club, and has even dedicated and named a boutique hotel after his wife.
While it is no secret that the couple is well-to-do, netizens got a huge dose of reality when Xiaofei uploaded mirror selfies of himself on August 13, which he soon deleted as netizens started speculating about the couple’s wealth.
Posting two selfies of himself in different outfits doing a mini ‘fashion show’ in his walk-in closet, Xiaofei asked netizens for help in picking an outfit. Instead of making a choice, the focus soon turned to his surroundings as people began posting comments about his home instead.
For one, they noticed that there was a sofa in his walk-in closet, and that all the clothes in there looked like they were his - which meant that Barbie was likely to have her own walk-in wardrobe as well.
“Their walk-in wardrobe is bigger than my entire home!” one netizen bemoaned, while another added fuel to the fire with, “Does it make you feel any better to know that the one in his photo is just one of the two, or maybe even three, that they have?"
Some also brought Xiaofei’s mother into the debate, as the businesswoman was previously found guilty of failing to declare over HK$500,000 (S$86,400) of assets. They wondered in the comments if Xiaofei has been declaring his assets and paying his taxes as required by the law.