Asian Entertainment News

The Asian news we find interesting from the grapevine…

Justin Lo doesn’t mind drinking with Gary Cao again

By spcnet.tv on January 29th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

Since the unpleasant and much-publicised drunken brawl in Hong Kong last year between Malaysian-Chinese singer Gary Cao and Hong Kong singer-songwriter Justin Lo, both men have maintained a low profile.

But the two drinking buddies may once again continue their booze merry-making, according to Justin.

At an award ceremony held two nights ago, the 33-year-old gave his first official statement on his Gary’s one-year probation after he was placed on bail for S$200. “I know the details of the sentence but I have yet to contact Gary as there are a lot of paparazzi following him now, I will not look him up in the time being.”

Gary, 31, had previously said that he plans to “quit being drunk and not quit drinking”. Justin commented on his friend’s stand, saying, “Actually it is okay to drink one or two cups of red wine. I have also stopped drinking…

See full article

Comments

Charmaine Sheh eyeing $29,000 ring for mum

By spcnet.tv on January 29th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

Charmaine Sheh, one of Hong Kong’s richest celebrities, has set her sights on a HK$160,000 (S$29,000) jade-diamond ring, but she wants the jewel for her mother instead.

The top-earning actress sashayed down the runway at a fashion show on Wednesday, and befitting her star status, appeared during the finale of the evening. Other celebs who modeled for the event include Tiffany Hsu, Carrie Lam and supermodel Mandy Lieu.

Speaking to the media after the event, Charmaine said the ring she wore on the runway had caught her eyes, which she’s thinking of buying for her mother.

“I’m considering it. It depends on whether she likes it, and if there’s a discount,” she quipped.

With her deep pockets, she is “thinking of investing in property, but haven’t decided on a location,” when reporters asked where else she’s putting her money.

Any investments of the sort will have to wait…

See full article

Comments

Cecilia Cheung could have miscarried after jumping in earlier TV ad

By spcnet.tv on January 29th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

Before she knew she was pregnant with her second child, Cecilia Cheung filmed a TV commercial in which she had to jump and bounce on a bed. The Hong Kong actress was said to have felt dizzy and nauseous after filming the advertisement, and could have risked a miscarriage. This news was reported two days ago though the shoot had been done a few months back.

Cecilia shot the ad for a shower lotion without a fee, as it was for her make-up artist and longtime friend Rick Chin, who ventured into the skincare business. However, she had two conditions for him: a donation to a breast cancer foundation and designing a bathtub for infant use.

Rick expressed that it was fortunate that nothing untoward happened to his close friend, who is married to Hong King singer-actor Nicholas Tse. They have a two-year-old son, Lucas.

Appearing at an…

See full article

Comments

Eric Moo makes no apologies for his "socially responsible" sharp tongue

By spcnet.tv on January 29th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

Eric Moo is straightforward about being straightforward. “This is staying true to your own point of view, [you have] to be accountable to the facts.”

But before he passes any comments – and criticisms – on others, the veteran singer-songwriter and record producer never forgets to criticize himself first, which he believes is “necessary to continuously change and correct yourself.”

Currently promoting his latest album The Classic, which took him five years to prepare, he confessed that it was a “very challenging” process for him. He recorded some of the tracks 10 or 20 times before he was satisfied with it, and even consulted an experienced vocalist in Beijing to further improve himself.

While he may come across as charismatic and confident, the white-haired one (he claims it’s real) is actually humble and grounded. “Being a singer is incomparable to an athlete because you do not have a…

See full article

Comments

Zzen Chang, Tiffany Leong and Xiang Yun teach you how to bet

By spcnet.tv on January 29th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

New Channel 8 drama Priceless Wonder could not have arrived at a more fitting time.

Coinciding with the opening of Singapore’s two casinos at the integrated resorts, the series, which revolves around petty gambling, deals with the social ills of gambling. Think of it as the antithesis of The Unbeatables and its glamourous card tricks.

We asked cast members Xiang Yun, Zzen Chang and and Tiffany Leong to spill little snippets of wagering the stakes with money.

She may play a gambling addict in the show, but in real life, Xiang Yun seldom gambles and describes herself as mostly “luckless.” Still, she can boast of having a good return rate. After she got her driver’s license a decade ago, her one-off 4D bet of merely $10 gave her a $10K windfall, which she then used to purchase a secondhand car.

The matriarch of Caldecott Hill revealed her not-so-secret…

See full article

Comments


Frankie Lam and Kenix Kwok are enjoying their new role as first-time parents

By spcnet.tv on January 28th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

Following Hong Kong TVB actress Kenix Kwok’s discharge from the hospital last week after giving birth to her first baby girl, she has been recuperating at home and is busy taking care of her daughter.

Her husband and fellow TVB artiste Frankie Lam said that “it is not tough taking care” of his daughter and that changing nappies and feeding his daughter “is of no mean feat” to him. Frankie plans to be a full-time father and husband to his wife during Kenix’s confinement period.

In a phone interview with the Hong Kong press, he could hardly hide his excitement as he talked about his daughter, Jinjin (her nickname) and shared that they are still choosing a name for her.

“We are all prepared and do not find it difficult to change nappies or feed her. However, the bathing duty is passed over to the confinement lady as…

See full article

Comments

Zhang Ziyi drops out from English movie Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

By spcnet.tv on January 28th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

Directed by Wayne Wang, filming for the English movie, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which is an adaptation of the bestselling Chinese novel by Lisa See, was slated to begin earlier this month but was repeatedly delayed. A few days ago, the media released news that Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, the movie producer and lead actress of this film has decided to drop out from the production.

Apart from that, Korean actress Jeon Ji-hyun, who was supposed to take on the role of Lily in the movie, has decided to back out from the film following Zhang’s decision to dropout. Zhang’s manager has confirmed the news and cited that “she is too busy filming Wong Kar Wai’s upcoming movie, The Grand Master” and is “unable to account for her work schedule”.

Previous rumours which stated that the male lead will be acted by one of the members…

See full article

Comments

A drunk David Tao seen leaving nightclub with two girls

By spcnet.tv on January 28th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

Mandarin R&B singer David Tao is known for his musical talents as much as his fondness for the opposite sex. He was once rumoured to have 11 girlfriends.

The successful singer-songwriter, who frequently earns gossip column inches for being in the company of beauties, was recently caught drunk with not one, but two ladies in tow last week in Shanghai.

He visited the nightclub Muse with a big group of friends, and when he was seen leaving at around 3am, he was visibly drunk as two girls accompanied him up a car, apparently to go to another location.

One of the females was lanky and attractive, the fashion model prototype that’s known to be David’s favourite. The other was a short-haired female clutching a Louis Vuitton handbag.

Just last month, he was spotted in compromising positions with celebrity chef Zoe Sham. When reporters asked for her views on…

See full article

Comments

Francis Ng charged with assault

By spcnet.tv on January 28th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

Hong Kong actor Francis Ng has been charged with one count of assault for allegedly being the perpetrator on New Year’s Day at a Kowloon bakery.

The 48-year-old will stand trial in Kowloon on 9 Feb. If convicted, the actor could be jailed for up to 3 years.

The brawl took place around 740pm on New Year’s Day when Francis was at a bakery along Fuk Lo Tsun Road with his Singaporean wife, Wong Lai Ping, and their maid. According to witnesses, Wong entered the bakery first and got into a quarrel with a shop assistant over her sweeping. When Francis got wind of the matter, he left his car and joined his wife. A few minutes later, a 29-year-old male customer was believed to be hit on the neck and face. The man’s wife called the police.

When police arrived, Francis and wife were waiting in their…

See full article

Comments

15 years have bettered Eason’s EQ

By spcnet.tv on January 26th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

In a flash, it’s been 15 years since Eason Chan stepped onto the scene. One thing he says he has definitely changed is his attitude towards the paparazzi.

When reporters proceeded to ask the Hong Kong superstar about last year’s burning rumours about an affair with fellow singer Kay Tse, he displayed that new level of EQ (Emotional Quotient) and chose not to comment. The old Eason would probably have at least got flustered.

Eason was here to promote his new Mandarin album Fifth Floor’s Happiness. He held a mini showcase on Sunday, before rushing to perform at the Ren Ci Charity Show that same night.

During this interview, the 35-year-old sincerely repeated an apology he first made two months ago for not being able to come to Singapore earlier. He explained that he’s been really busy.

He was at an awards show in Malaysia last Saturday, where…

See full article

Comments



Advertise on SPCNET.TV