Andy Lau attended a press conference to promote their upcoming film Find Your Voice in Hong Kong on March 20.
In the movie, the singer-actor plays a renowned conductor who comes out of seclusion to lead a group of choir students to participate in a music project. According to the young actors playing the students, they did not know that Andy would be playing the conductor until they were almost done with their training. Needless to say, they were extremely surprised when they found out.
Andy admitted that the most challenging part of his role was having to remember the positions of all the students. He also confessed that his young co-stars knew more about music than he did, and that he sometimes needed to ask them questions and learned a lot from them.
Actress Rachel Lee (formerly known as Loletta Lee), who has had a turbulent love life thanks to her on-and-off relationship with director Calvin Poon, shared that she was going through a very hard time while shooting this movie, but she believes that "working is the best medicine".
When asked if she has managed to let go of the past and move on, she said that what's done is done, and that she no longer wants to think about unhappy things, or even about falling in love again.
Chinese singer Fan Chengcheng was a guest on a recent episode of a variety show, loosely translated to The Boyfriends of Girls in English. On the show, the 18-year-old shared his views on relationships and love, as well as a short anecdote of how his father once chased off his sister’s boyfriend. Chengcheng’s older sister is Chinese actress Fan Bingbing.
Whilst the dads on the show were discussing how they should “protect" their daughters, to prevent them from “being snatched away by their boyfriends”, Chengcheng offered up a quick anecdote, sharing his father’s experience.
According to Chengcheng, Bingbing’s boyfriend at that time had sent her home on his bicycle after a date. However, once Bingbing’s father caught sight of them, he was so enraged, he immediately grabbed his slipper and rushed out of the house. With his slipper in hand, the siblings’ father then proceeded to chase off Bingbing’s boyfriend.
Bingbing is currently engaged to Chinese actor Li Chen and the couple are reportedly ready to tie the knot “anytime soon”.
A third season of police drama Tiger Cubs was officially confirmed at a Shaw Brothers Pictures press conference in Hong Kong on March 20.
Michael Miu admitted that he never expected that there would be a new season of the series. "I felt like it was a pity when filming for Tiger Cubs II ended, so I'm very happy to hear that there will be a Tiger Cubs III," he said. "I hope that all the original cast members will be able to reunite again."
Ron Ng joked, "Whatever you say will come to pass. The next season can be called Tiger Cubs: Sam Gor [Ed's note: Sam Gor, which means Third Brother in Cantonese, is Michael's nickname]." Michael then quipped in response, "Then we might not need you anymore!"
Bosco Wong, who fractured his left foot a few months ago while filming web drama Flying Tiger II, assured everyone that his injury has healed well. "But I've gotten so used to walking with crutches that I'm afraid I'll feel weird without them!" he said.
With news of Raymond Lam's recent return to TVB, the actors were asked if they will ask him to join the cast of Tiger Cubs III, to which Ron and Bosco said that he will probably be too busy for that.
Ron then jokingly complained that he only found out about Raymond's return from the papers. "I guess we're not so close after all," he lamented, as Bosco added, "He keeps saying he will invite us out for a meal, but we still haven't heard from him!"
Yesterday (Mar 19), Taiwanese actress Vivian Hsu uploaded a post on her Facebook page, sharing that her family had thrown her a small party to celebrate her birthday a few days prior.
The actress, who just turned 44, shared that her husband, Singaporean businessman Sean Lee, had prepared a cake, while her two step-daughters made a card for her. “I was so touched!” she exclaimed in her caption.
However, she could not help but to share her "dissatisfaction" with one small aspect of the party.
“A mischievous child scarfed down the cake my husband prepared for me, blew out my candles, cut my cake, and even had the first bite! Happy birthday Dalton (even though it’s obviously my birthday),” she wrote in her caption.
The post also contained a picture of her family-of-five, including her two step-daughters, whom she rarely posts pictures of.
Previously, netizens had criticised the actress for posting more pictures of Dalton and “neglecting” her two step-daughters. However, Vivian later explained that as the two of them are in their teens and going through puberty, she understands that they place great importance on their outward appearance. Thus, she only posts pictures that they approve of, which is why there are more pictures of Dalton on her account.
Vivian tied the knot with Sean in 2014, and the couple welcomed Dalton in 2015. Sean has two daughters from a previous marriage.
A few weeks after the news of Chinese actress Yang Mi's divorce from her husband of five years, Hong Kong actor Hawick Lau, was made public, reports that Nicholas Tse was the cause of their divorce were published.
According to the reports, Nicholas planned to break up with his girlfriend, Chinese singer Faye Wong, in March this year, before going public with his relationship with Yang Mi.
In earlier interviews, Yang Mi had admitted that Nicholas was her idol. The duo had also guested at the same awards ceremony as special guests in December last year, shortly before news of Yang Mi’s divorce was released.
However, when Nicholas was asked about the reports during an event, he had a strong answer for the media.
“(You must be) crazy! We (Faye and Nicholas) are doing very well, even if you don’t believe so,” he said. The actor also shared that he was just friends with Yang Mi. Though the actress had shared her support for his Chef Nic programme, the two of them rarely meet up. He then went on to reveal that the last time they had met up was for the awards ceremony last year.
“I really don’t know how such a rumour came about,” he said.
Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung, Karena Ng, Raymond Wong, and more promoted their new film Ip Man 4 at the Entertainment Expo Hong Kong on March 18.
Ip Man 4 is the final instalment of the highly successful martial arts franchise. "All good things must come to an end," said Donnie. "But the film is very imaginative, so perhaps new stories may come from it in the future." He then thanked his wife Cecilia Wang for all the support she's given him over the years.
Lynn admitted that she considers the real Ip Man an ideal husband. "He's someone who had a deep respect for woman, and I always wanted to marry a man like him," she said. "Thankfully, I did manage to find my own 'Ip Man' in real life!"
Andy Lau, Louis Koo, Michael Miu, and many more attended a press conference to promote their new film The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords in Hong Kong on March 18.
With no shortage of action scenes in the script, Louis revealed that everyone working on the film was very worried that Andy would hurt himself again as shooting took place just as his waist injury was fully healed. Andy shared that he tried to be as careful as possible, but some of his actions still scared the poor crew members.
According to Louis, director Herman Yau purposely arranged for him to share some scenes with a bevy of foreign beauties in the film. "He wanted us to have some physical contact," Louis said shyly. "I told him that if he has any requests, ask the ladies instead of me. If they are okay with it, then I will be okay with it as well."
One of the highlights of the film is a car chase scene in the subway. Andy explained that the director hoped to offer something fresh to audiences. "If we shot the scene on the street or in a parking lot, it would have been too boring," he said.
Brunei-born actor-singer Wu Chun headed over to Australia over the weekend, where he held a fan meeting.
Though he was only in the country for two days, the 39-year-old managed to catch a Formula One race, as well as "visit a number of schools”.
Wu Chun, who had previously studied in Australia, shared a number of pictures of himself checking off the items on his to-do list, from a shot of him enjoying the view from the grandstand at the Formula One race, to a group selfie with his fans.
He also shared pictures of himself at a few schools, with an information booklet for each school in hand.
According to reports, Wu Chun, his non-celebrity wife, as well as their two kids, Neinei and Max, currently live in Brunei. 8-year-old Neinei is said to be excelling in school, even participating in the Royal Academy of Dance’s ballet examinations. The dance school is based in England. Max, who is 5 this year, recently graduated from kindergarten.
After seeing his post, Wu Chun’s fans couldn’t help but to ask if he was planning to send Neinei and Max overseas for further education. Soon after, the actor-singer himself left a comment assuaging their fears.
“I’m just here to check out the schools first, just looking around to see if the (schools) are good,” he replied.
Celebrity couple Aaron Kwok and Moka Fang are expecting their second child, who’s due to enter the world in May this year.
However, the couple, who has a baby daughter together, has yet to reveal the gender of their second child. As a result, netizens have been scouring Moka’s latest updates and posts on social media in the hopes of deducing the gender of her second child.
Recently, the 31-year-old attended the party of one of her friends, who is expecting as well. In the pictures posted online, the two pals posed behind a gorgeous dessert table, which featured two cakes: one white, and the other baby blue.
As there were no pink desserts placed on the table, a couple of netizens surmised that Moka must be expecting a baby boy this time. However, their comments drew a number of replies, with some criticising them for reading too much into the picture. Some also raised the possibility that the cakes on the table were for Moka’s friend, as she might be the one expecting a boy.
Aaron and Moka tied the knot two years ago and welcomed their daughter, Chantelle, soon after.
Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung gave birth to her third child, a baby boy nicknamed Little Prince secretly late last year. The news of her pregnancy and delivery took many by surprise as she went to great lengths to keep it a secret despite the many unconfirmed reports and sightings of Cecilia and her family at the hospital.
In December last year, she confirmed that she had indeed given birth to her third child and later shared that she will not be responding to any speculations regarding the father of her child.
However, various media outlets continued publishing articles, sharing the possible identities of Little Prince’s father. From a 65-year-old Singaporean businessman, to Chinese showbiz magnate Sun Dong Hai, as well as Chinese director Stephen Chow, and even the actress’s ex-husband, Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse, a number of names have been thrown out by the media. However, their reports were eventually denied by Cecilia.
On Saturday (March 16), an insider revealed the reason for Cecilia’s continued silence when it comes to her baby daddy.
“The reason why Cecilia has not revealed the father of her child despite confirming that she has birth is because she broke up with him even before the birth of her third child,” the insider said. “That's why she doesn't ever mention him.”
Last month, Cecilia posted a picture on Instagram, captioned, “It's a blessing if there's someone present to help you. It's a challenge if there isn't anyone to help you. You're a strong person if you're able to navigate the twists and turns in store for you. Being able to endure suffering means that you’re a winner.”
At the time, many had thought that she was merely reflecting on the hardships of being a single mother. However, in light of the insider’s revelations, many now wonder if Cecilia was writing about her failed relationship as well.