Lana Del Rey is sending love this Thanksgiving. The "Summertime Sadness" singer took to her Instagram Story on Thursday to send her well wishes to fans, friends and a few family members in particular after the death of one of her cousins.
"Hi guys, happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you guys are all able to have some fun moments today with everybody that you can, and at least see your family on Zoom. And I especially wanted to send our love and prayers to my cousins," she shared, revealing that her cousin Peter died on Wednesday after a battle with cancer.
"And to everyone who can't be where they want to be, with their loved ones, I am with you, and happy Thanksgiving, and I hope that you're able to have some traditions left, like see the Macy's Day Parade, or silly things like that that make everything feel a bit more normal," she added. "So, sending you so much love and happy Thanksgiving."
Del Rey is one of many celebs trying to adapt to a new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, the singer responded to recent backlash over her seemingly wearing a mesh mask to a book signing. As she revealed on Twitter, the mask had plastic sewn on the inside.
"The mask had plastic on the inside. They’re commonly sewn in by stylists these days," Del Rey tweeted. "I don’t generally respond to articles because I don’t care. But there ya go. Same goes for everyone’s masks in my video. I’m lucky enough to have a team of people who can do that."
Megan Fox has officially filed for divorce from Brian Austin Green. The filing comes after the pair announced their split in May, after 10 years of marriage.
Fox filed her petition for divorce in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, reporters has confirmed.
Fox is requesting joint legal and physical custody of their three sons -- Noah, 8, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 4 -- and is seeking to terminate the ability for either Green or herself to be awarded spousal support.
The outlet also reported that Green filed documents agreeing to Fox's terms, but that their declared date of separation was not the same. Green claims the separated in March 2020, while Fox claims they split in November 2019.
This isn't the first time Fox has filed for divorce. The actress previously filed for divorce from Green in 2015, but the following May, Fox became pregnant with their third child and confirmed that she and Green had reconciled.
In April 2019, Fox officially filed to dismiss her divorce case against Green.
Back in May, Green confirmed the news of their separation on an episode of his podcast.
"Neither one of us did anything to each other. She's always been honest with me. I've always been honest with her," he shared. "We've had an amazing relationship. I will always love her. And I know she will always love me and I know as far as a family what we have built is really cool and really special."
Following their split, Fox sparked a romance with musician Machine Gun Kelly. The pair were spotted packing on the PDA during dinner dates and Fox appeared in the music video for his song "Bloody Valentine."
The pair made their red carpet debut at this years' American Music Awards last weekend, during which Fox presented Kelly's live performance.
The relationship between Zhang Ziyi and her step-daughter, 15-year-old Apple Wang, has always intrigued netizens and the media alike. Although they’re not related by blood (Apple is the daughter of Ziyi’s husband Wang Feng and his ex, Ge Huijie), the actress is said to be very close to the teenager and showers her with a lot of attention.
Strangely, there had been rumours that Apple is “miserable" living with her dad and step mum, but the teen has since spoken up to say that those claims are “pure nonsense”.
Apple recently turned 15 and Ziyi uploaded photos of the birthday celebration on her Weibo, where she gushed: “Our beautiful eldest daughter is 15. I hope that you’ll continue growing up happy and healthy! You’re like a flower in full bloom. You’re our darling.”
Netizens then went on to praise the actress for loving Apple as much as she loves her own children.
One self-proclaimed behavioural expert shared his view of their relationship in the comments section, writing: “Just look at the way Apple leans towards Ziyi, rather than her own father, in the family photo. It’s obvious that she’s really comfortable with her stepmum. Rumours of discord between them are definitely rubbish.”
There were also netizens who were enamoured with how gorgeous Apple is.
Even though it's clear that she only had light make-up on in the photos, netizens felt that it was “more than enough to highlight her beautiful features”.
Other netizens chimed in with comments like, “How does a 15-year-old look better than I do?” and “She’s the perfect example of a girl next door. I somehow feel like she’ll be a heartbreaker when she enters university."
There's no doubt that Aaron Kwok has amassed a huge fortune over the years. And the person who has been tasked with handling his finances, as the Heavenly King recently shared in an interview, is his longtime manager, Siu Mei.
Not that we're surprised. Aaron and Siu Mei go way back and are said to have joined TVB on the same day close to four decades ago. When he ran into contract problems with the broadcaster, she reportedly gave up the opportunity to work abroad to manage him, and has stuck by his side ever since.
In fact, Siu Mei job scope far exceeds that of the average manager. Not only does she manage Aaron’s career and finances, she’s also reportedly his wife Moka Fang’s assistant whenever she goes for events. Siu Mei even takes on babysitting duties for the couple’s adorable daughters. No surprises that she's been dubbed “the perfect manager” by the public.
The fact that Aaron entrusts his money to Siu Mei has stirred up some debate online, with netizens pointing out that “it’s usually the wife's job to take care of this”. They then criticised Moka for being “useless”. It didn't help that previous reports have claimed that she’s too busy with being an influencer to take care of her own children... which is where Siu Mei steps in as a babysitter.
One netizen wrote: “Is Moka just a trophy wife? It seems like she exists to give birth to kids, look pretty and spend Aaron’s money. She’s useless in all other aspects.” Some even brought up rumours of the pick-up artist training camp she was speculated to have enrolled in prior to her marriage.
A netizen shared, “I’m starting to believe [those] rumours again. Faces like her are a dime a dozen. I don’t think she’s got a winning personality either, so how did she end up marrying Aaron Kwok? It just doesn’t make any sense.”
David Tao And Wife Seen Shopping For New Multimillion-Dollar Property, But Netizens Are More Interested In His… Belly
Taiwanese paparazzi recently snapped pictures of 51-year-old Taiwanese singer David Tao and his wife, Penny Jiang, shopping for a new property to add to their sizable real estate portfolio, which gave rise to loads of speculations… and questions about pot bellies.
As it turns out Penny had already been spotted visiting the showroom of a new property launch earlier this year. At that time, David’s manager had deflected the speculations by sharing that Penny was simply “accompanying a friend”.
But now that both husband and wife have been seen viewing potential new developments together, it’s pretty clear that they are in the market for a new apartment.
According to reporters, the couple were seen surveying a potential site in Taipei’s Da’An District last Friday (Nov 20). Said development’s prices range from NT$176mil (S$8.2mil) for an approximately 3000 sq ft apartment to NT$300mil (S$14.1mil) for an approximately 6400 sq ft apartment.
Not exactly cheap, but still, pretty affordable for David, who’s been in showbiz for 23 years. The 51-year-old already has three properties (and multiple fast cars) in his name, and was reported to have an annual income of NT$100mil (S$4.7mil) at his peak. The singer’s wife, Penny, also comes from a wealthy family.
When reached for a comment, however, David’s manager would only say that the couple “probably accompanied their friends to view the property”, declining to comment if the couple intends to buy another apartment as an investment.
But that’s not what the media and netizens focused on. Instead, they were more fixated on David, who’d worn a pretty tight-fitting black shirt out. After seeing the pictures snapped by the media, netizens say the singer appeared to have "a bit of a pot belly", with a full head of grey hair peeking out from underneath his cap.
So the media contacted David’s manager again to ask for a comment on the singer’s um, fitness level.
And this was their reply: “Mr Tao has always been exercising, and as of now, we have yet to notice any signs of weight or fat gain, the pot belly must’ve been due to the camera angle.”
Seriously, of all the things to ask about.
With famous parents like matinee idol Patrick Tse and seventies screen siren Deborah Lee, Nicholas Tse has lived his whole life in the limelight. Photos of him from when he was much younger have often surfaced online, although none have gone as viral as this one.
In the photo, Nic, who looked about 10, had full make-up on and was clad in a tube top with a feather boa wrapped around his bare shoulders and arms. He also wore lace gloves, a hat and various gold accessories. The combination of his outfit and his coy pose left netizens dumbfounded as they wondered, “Are you sure this isn’t a photo of a young lady from a well-to-do family?”
One netizen wrote: “Good looks don’t lie. He’s grown up so handsomely, but this photo is proof that he would have been a real beauty if he was born a woman.” Another added, “I really want to know what inspired this photoshoot. It’s not like he just randomly threw on some clothes that were laying around the house. Even his lipstick is better applied than mine on most days.”
Keen-eyed fans also noticed that Nic looked a lot like Chinese actress Guan Xiaotong when she was a kid. The 23-year-old was a child star, and was named one of the “most beautiful young actresses” when she was in elementary school.
Coincidentally enough, Nicholas and Xiaotong worked together on the 2005 movie The Promise when the latter was eight, which led netizens to wonder: “Do you think Nic did a double take when he first saw [Xiaotong]? They really are the spitting image of each other when they were the same age.”
Aaron Kwok’s elder daughter Chantelle is only three, and she can not only dance to his mega hit song ‘Loving You Forever’, but also sing the entire track.
“It was really beautiful. I was driving and when I heard my daughter, who was in the back seat, sing it to me, I almost burst into tears,” said Aaron, 55, at an event for a bank yesterday. “I was very touched ‘cos it's my first song and all the memories came flooding back.”
The proud papa was also not shy to take some credit for her performing talent: “She can’t really speak yet but she can already sing the entire song. I think she is very talented and her voice is very gentle. I think it is hereditary," he laughed.
At the event, Aaron, who also has a one-year-old daughter, Charlotte, shared that he recently shot a commercial that is centred on father-daughter relationships. The production team had arranged for two little girls to play his kids and Aaron said that it was heartwarming acting alongside his young co-stars.
When asked if he would consider doing commercials with his daughters, the protective father replied that they're still too young, though he might change his mind when they get older. “I will discuss it with their mum when it happens, but I think my elder daughter has the chops,” said Aaron, who is married to 33-year-old Chinese influencer Moka Fang.
“Compared to other kids her age, [Chantelle] is very active and enjoys performing. Maybe it’s because she saw my performance when she came to support me the last time.”
He added that their education is most important now and since he has the means, he wants to let them have more learning opportunities.
Aaron shared that as Chantelle speaks Mandarin most of the time, he has hired a teacher to teach her Cantonese and English. And when his wife accompanies their daughter for the classes, she can pick up the languages at the same time.
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple of months, you’ve probably heard of Uncle Roger. Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng created the orange polo tee clad character and shot to overnight fame after a video of him mocking how a British personality cooked rice went viral.
Since then, he’s filmed videos in different food stores around the UK and Europe. His latest was recorded at the machi machi store in Stockholm, where a customer walked in and asked if it was “Jay Chou’s bubble tea shop”.
Nigel’s response was, “Jay Chou is [a] big superstar and has no time to serve you. This is not Jay Chou’s bubble tea shop.” (P/S: There have been rumours that Jay owns machi machi, although he’s never confirmed the speculation. He has, however, shared his love for the brand’s bubble tea and the chain is widely marketed as “Jay Chou approved”. The store was even featured in his music video for ‘Won’t Cry’. But we digress.)
Nigel then turned to the camera and said, “Jay Chou, I know you don’t own this place, but you are Uncle Roger’s favourite singer. Fantasy [is] my favourite album (…) If you don’t know Jay Chou, he is a global big superstar. He’s the Uncle Roger of music.”
Less than two days after the video was uploaded, it caught the attention of Jay himself, who reposted the clip on his IG with this short caption: “Hahaha #uncleroger”.
Nigel saw the post and was, of course, super stoked. We mean, who wouldn't be?
He commented on the post with: “Wow! Thank you Zhou Dong (or Director Zhou, as Jay is affectionately known as). I grew up listening to your songs.”
On his own IG, Nigel posted two stories, with the first saying: “Holy sh*t holy sh*t! @jaychou I’m a huge fan!” In the second video, he apologised to Jay for calling him the “Uncle Roger of music” and revealed that Jay’s songs are all he sings at the karaoke.
Netizens were super amused by what went down, with one comment reading: “I wonder if he thought that he would get noticed when he made the video. But when it comes to bubble tea, Jay definitely catches on quickly.”
This time last year, Faye Wong's 49-year-old ex-husband Li Yapeng was rumoured to be expecting a baby with his then-girlfriend Susie, a 33-year-old writer (and billionaire CEO) who bears more than a striking resemblance to Faye Wong.
But it seems like those rumours are completely unfounded as he’s now got a new squeeze.
Yapeng, who split from Faye Wong in 2013, was caught on video holding hands with a mystery woman. In the video, he declared, “We’re meant to be together”, and is even said to have kissed her in public afterwards.
Naturally, netizens got curious about the new lady in his life, and it wasn’t too hard to find out more about her.
You see, 30-year-old Haiha Jinxi is one of the most well-known Nuosuo models around. Not only was she Miss Tourism Queen (China) 14 years ago, she was also a finalist at the Miss China World pageant in 2011. She's now a model and also dabbles in acting and had a minor role in the 2017 movie Yang and His Summer.
Although Yapeng has not publicly spoken about his new romance, netizens were quick to point out that the video was “irrefutable proof” that he and Jinxi, who is 19 years younger, are in a relationship. One quipped, “Say what you like, but Yapeng is really good at getting into relationship with beautiful women. He should write a book.”
Another refuted the comment above with, “Even if he wrote a book, I don’t think any of the tricks will work for us. You have to be Li Yapeng for it to be effective.”
Ever since Hongkong actor Kevin Cheng became a dad, our favourite posts on the 51-year-old’s social media pages are of him goofing around with his two boys, Rafael, who turns two in February, and three-month-old Yannick.
Yesterday, the proud papa posted two clips of Rafael counting from one to 10 in Mandarin, with the caption: “Your Mandarin is now better than daddy’s.”
Yes, Rafa isn’t even two and he can already speak Mandarin. And it’s not even his first or second language, which is English and Cantonese respectively.
In the first clip, the little tyke can be seen counting slowly in a soft voice. Then clearly pleased with himself, he cheered and excitedly gave himself a round of applause.
As if that couldn’t get cuter, Kevin shared another clip of Rafa counting, but this time with rabbit filter.
Netizens couldn’t get over how good Rafa’s pronunciation was and showered Kevin’s Weibo with compliments.
“Too beautiful and cute. [Your] Mandarin is definitely better than your dad’s,”cooed one fan, while another said: “[His] pronunciation is on point.” Yes, totally.