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Shin Se Kyung rumored to have had plastic surgery

By on December 14th, 2012 | Korean Entertainment

Recently, with her recent changes in appearances, actress Shin Se Kyung is making the headlines with plastic surgery rumors because of a more plumped face. However her agency has officially addressed the rumors and explained her plump face is due to a swelled skin from fixing her indented scars on the face.

Several past photos of Shin Se Kyungwere brought out to compare with her recent appearance on KBS 2TV’s “Entertainment Relay”, and the actress is seem to have a plumped cheek, some viewers and netizensbegan questioning as to whether the actress went under the knife during her down time.

To this rumor, Shin Se Kyung’s agency, Namooactors came forward and denied the rumors. A representative of the company stated to the media said, “She did not get plastic surgery. The changes of her face are due to a recent procedure she underwent to remove scars on her face, other than this procedure, she has not received any types of plastic surgeries.”
He continued, “There was news about her deep scars on the cheek when Shin Se Kyung was filming “Fashion King”, she had to undergone a more complicated procedure to smooth out the scars. And after the procedure, her face swelled, which is why it appeared very full.”



Christopher Sun: “Nude casting ads a scam”

By on December 13th, 2012 | Hong Kong Entertainment

Recently, “3D Sex And Zen Extreme Ecstasy” director Christopher Sun has his name used illegally for a fake nude casting call.

According to Popular Asians, the media reported that recently, several online ads appeared on Renren, Rencai, QQ, and other social networking sites in China, claiming that Christopher Sun is planning to hire a number of actresses for a new movie called “Operation Nightlight”.

The ads stated that the applicants are required to be “pretty, sexy, and possess a nice figure”. It also asserted that complete nudity will be involved in the film, but genital areas will be hidden through camera angles.

Christopher Sun was only aware of the scam when the manager of mainland artist, Daniella Wang, contacted him and asked him whether he will be in Beijing soon for the casting interview of “Operation Nightlight”.

Christopher quickly realised that scam artistes have been using his name for the unlawful casting calls and that gullible movie stars and models have already stripped for the screening tests.

Due to the seriousness of the crime, Christopher has decided to stop the scam once and for all. On 10 December, the director clarified, “I have no plans to film “Operation Nightlight” and have never authorised anyone to represent me to interview potential actresses.”

He continued to say that the perverted scam artistes were despicable, and should be punished by law.
“I hope that people will be careful and aware of such crimes. Please contact me directly if my name is involved in any such ads,” Christopher concluded.

The director also revealed that the interview process for movies that requires nudity is self-regulated and openly transparent and no online casting ads are needed. The potential candidates are usually recommended by friends and associates.

The only reason why an actress may need to appear nude in the auditions is to scan for any tattoo(s) or noticeable scar(s). The rest of the casting interview would usually involve the discussion of the movie, and whether or not the nude scenes will present any problems for the actress.



Cecilia Cheung ignores son’s asthma and buys dog

By on December 13th, 2012 | Hong Kong Entertainment

Cecilia Cheung recently purchased a 6 month old french bulldog for HK$14,000. This is despite the fact that Cecilia has an asthmatic son who suffers when exposed to animal fur. What a great mother!

Cecilia is known to be an animal lover and has owned more than 20 dogs, 4 cats, 5 lizards, 8 turtle and a parrot. She has to give all those animals up as her ex-husband, Nicholas Tse and son Lucas suffered asthma and were allergic to animal dander. But I guess all of that doesn’t matter now and she’s purchased two other dogs since her divorce from Nicholas.


Hyun Bin’s interview after finishing military service revealed

By on December 10th, 2012 | Korean Entertainment

Hyun Bin‘s comment about finishing his military service was revealed.

December 8th broadcast of KBS 2TV ‘Entertainment Weekly’ reported about Hyun Bin’s discharge from the military.

Hyun Bin said, “I said I will be back as a much stronger person, and I think I kept the promise. I wanted to act so much,” and showed his tears.

He also said, “When I went out for vacation, I always visited my friends’ shooting. Now, I can get back on my job, and since I gained a lot of energy during my military service, I’ll give the energy back to you.”

On the other hand, Hyun Bin expressed his thanks to the fans and friends who showed great support for him, and told that Jang Dong-gun is the star that he kept in touch with most often.



Michelle Yeoh disheartened by failed IVF attempt

By on December 7th, 2012 | Hong Kong Entertainment

She may have been rejecting frequent marriage proposals from boyfriend, Jean Todt, but Michelle Yeoh already has ideas about having children, as out-of-the-box as it may be.

As reported on Groove Asia, the international actress recently revealed that she had undergone in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) previously but the attempt was unsuccessful.

The 49-year-old expressed her sadness at the failed effort, stating, “I have always wanted my own children. Naturally, you will feel disheartened when things do not go your way. Maybe it’s just my fate.”

The actress, who has been dating FIA Chairman Jean Todt for eight years now, told the media that both of them love children and have always wanted to have their own. Michelle mentioned that she and the 66-year-old Jean, have reached a certain age, and would let nature take its course right now.

The actress also revealed that she is considering adopting as an alternative to realise her dreams as a mother.


Sean Lau nominated for Best Actor

By on December 3rd, 2012 | Chinese Entertainment, Hong Kong Entertainment

Sean Lau Ching Wan has been nominated for Best Leading Actor again, this time for the 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival.
As reported on the Asianpopnews website, the actor – who recently won Best Actor at the 45th Golden Horse Awards, will be competing against other big names, including Tony Leung (Ka Fai), who delivered a brilliant performance in “Cold War” and Korea’s Lee Byung-hun, for his dual portrayal in “Gwang-hae: The Man Who Became King”.

During a media conference for the said event held on 28 November, Executive Chairman of the committee, Eric Tsang and Judging Committee member, Carina Lau announced that three Hong Kong films are nominated for eight categories, “The Silent War”, “Cold War” and “Life Without Principle”.

Meanwhile, Golden Horse Award’s Best Actress, Kwei Lun-Mei is also nominated for a similar category, and will be going up against strong competitors such as Mainland actress Song Jia and Korean actress Im Soo-jung.

The 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival will be held from 13 to 16 December at the Venetian Macao-Resort Hotel, Macau.



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